Archives for November 2010

Sam’s Club Olay Awards – Through January 31st!

Earlier this month, I posted about Sam’s Club great promotion that they have going on for some products, and I wanted to let you know that the Olay Awards program is still going on, through January 31st. Olay Rewards: If you purchase $50 in Olay Face Care products between November 1 – January 31, you […]

Tuesday: Bloggy Event

In the morning, I will be heading off to Chicago for a blog event that I cannot wait to post to you all about once I return. Be sure to watch  my blog and twitter stream for pictures and updates. This will be one thing you won’t want to miss for the upcoming holidays! 😉 […]

We love & trust our home to LifeShield Security! *Discount Code + Free Month Monitoring!*

Almost one month ago, I posted about LifeShield home security; our experiences, installation steps and here we are, a month later and I have to tell you how much we LOVE our LifeShield security system! To be honest, I was kind of fearful at first knowing that this runs off a home phone line or […]

Stuff their stockings with a Sonic gift card!

We are huge Sonic fans in our house. When we moved to Iowa, we were kinda sad that we didn’t have any Sonic locations near us, then out of the blue, we found one that is pretty close to where we live. Other than Sonic having a nice variety of meals, they also have kids’ […]

Moms Rock the Holidays! Rayovac & Paper Jamz Giveaway! {5 winners-$250 Visa Gift Cards!} (Closed)

With Thanksgiving over and behind us, what comes next? Oh, that’s right – next comes the times where mom and dad running around crazy like wondering if there are enough batteries to to power all the toys that are sure to need them. Here’s where Rayovac comes in to save the day. Did you know […]

Home for the Holidays: Blog Event! {}

I am heading off to Chicago for a fun event that I am sure to learn a lot from, and share with you all! When I give holiday gifts, I love to add a bit more to the gift, like adding the main gift in a fun gift basket. Adding small things to a gift […]

DVD: Opposite Day

We love movies and of all actors, Pauly Shore is one of my favorite of all time. I hadn’t heard of this movie until recently, so I was really excited to see what it was about. Opposite Day DVD Opposite Day is a hilarious new comedy that puts the kids in charge and the adults […]

Giving thanks!

We are heading out for a family Thanksgiving but I wanted to tell you all that I am very thankful for everyone; my readers, my entrants, sweepers, blogger friends and family that reads my site. I love what I do. I love working with the brands and companies that I do and I appreciate so […]

Compare Prices before you Black Friday shop! {Nextag says take your iPhone!}

Are you going out shopping on Black Friday? Every year, I say NO, but guess what – I end up going. I am going to rest up after Thanksgiving dinner and get up early (or is that not going to bed at all?) for Black Friday shopping. With my friend and I going through the […]

Arabian Nights at #Brandcation – Amazing Experience!

When I was in Florida for Brandcation, we had the amazing opportunity to visit Arabian Nights. I have always wanted to go see a show like this and I am very proud and honored to have been a part of not only Brandcation, but to also have the chance to go to Arabian Nights.

Zazzle Black Friday deals!

I wanted to share some amazing Black Friday deals that Zazzle will be hosting. Starting at 12:00 AM and continuing throughout Black Friday 11/26/10, Zazzle will offer: 70% off Holiday cards and invitations $20 off iPhone & iPad cases 50% off all mugs 50% of t-shirts $10 off custom binders 75% off Harry potter t-shirts […]

Wordless Wednesday: Thankful


Trim-A-Tree contest from Sam’s Club ends soon!

I wanted to remind you that the Trim-A-Tree contest from Sam’s Club ends soon, on November 29th! Be sure to stop over to this post and enter for YOUR chance to win a tree and the trimmings! During the day: At night, with the lights on: The mesh was perfect to show that holiday feel […]

Get advice, ask questions and shop online! Rightcliq by Visa

Have you ever wished that your family or friends could be right there to help you make decisions with things that you do in life and even with purchasing decisions? I can vouch that I have done this so many times. This ranges from ‘Does this outfit look OK together?’ or I have even thought […]

Picking up our new baby this weekend!

So excited! This weekend, we are bringing home this baby girl! I think we are going to name her Geneva; after Pepperidge Farms cookie. Since Milano is named after a cookie, why not this baby girl? Isn’t she precious?? She looks SO much like Milano; same colors in almost the same spots. I bet Milano […]

Gone, but not forgotten. Rest in Peace Wa-Wa ♥ 2/02/1930 – 11/23/1993

I am utterly proud to be who I am today. Thank you to my mother, my family, and to my amazing grandmother, Loretta (RIP ♥) for making me the person that I am today. I am proud to be me. I am proud of my roots. I am proud of who I am today. Rest […]

Gatorland & Gator Wrestling at #Brandcation!

Once we were done with Boggy Creek Airboat Rides during Brandcation, we drove over to an area that I wasn’t so sure I wouldn’t be so squeamish at; Gatorland. Gatorland Gatorland® is a one-of-a-kind, protected habitat for man and beast where adventures lurk around every corner! Internationally known as the Alligator Capital of the […]

Boggy Creek Airboat Rides at #Brandcation

I have visited Florida just twice, and both visits were in the last 5 years. As a kid, I always wanted to go venture around to see what all was there. I had the privilege to do some things that I never thought I’d ever have the chance to do. Are you ready to see […]

Ziplining at Florida Ecosafaries #Brandcation

While I was in Florida for Brandcation, I had the fun adventure to go Ziplining at Florida EcoSafaris. Florida EcoSafaris, an Eco-Attraction with a Cause: 30% of all Safari revenues go to support the Allen Broussard Conservancy, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the fragile ecosystems of Florida’s native wilderness. Thank you for […]

Liz Claiborne Fall collection at JCPenney – $100 Giveaway! (12/07)

With Thanksgiving this week and the holidays literally around the corner, do you know what you are going to be wearing? To be honest, I was scared out of my wits to think about what I would be wearing at any of the holidays. I have recently lost 35 pounds and none of my clothes […]

Firedog – Help us win so we can share an AMAZING Cyber Monday Discount with you!

We are participating in a competition among other blogs to win exclusive Cyber Monday discounts! Firedog, a national technology services company offering services on home electronics, is giving away a customized discount code to our readers (see simple contest rules below to participate): Visit the Firedog website ( through the link above during the 24-hour […]

GLEE Season One

I have never watched GLEE be fire, but after all the craze about it, I was excited to get the entire first season so I could catch up to date and see what everyone was talking about. GLEE Season One GLEE follows an optimistic teacher who – against all odds and a malicious cheerleading coach […]

Wrap-A-Nap *Review*

Anytime I sleep, I always have something covering part of my face. Why? It helps muffle the sound out and covers up my forehead for when the fan or air machine will make some random hair pieces tickle my face where I can’t get to sleep. I was recently asked to review a product that […]

American Express PASS Reloadable Card

When it comes to money, credit cards, bills and our budget, I do my best to teach my kids the value of a dollar. Just before I turned 20 years old, I learned about budgeting my finances, the hard way. No one taught me how to manage my money, so I pretty much thought my […]

Winners announced soon

We are about to head off to a family event. Ended contests have been closed & winners will be announced next week. Thank you and have a great weekend! 🙂 Tweet

Sam’s Beauty Rewards with P&G – ends soon!

I wanted to remind you that the Beauty Rewards program with Sam’s Club and Proctor & Gamble is about to end on November 24th! Beauty Rewards: Beauty Rewards Program where you can purchase $50 in participating beauty brands between October 28 – November 24 and reward yourself with a $10 Sam’s Club Gift Card You […]

Holidays made simple! Trim-A-Tree with Sam’s Club *GIVEAWAY! Win a tree & decorations!* (Closed)

I was invited to be a part of a campaign that was fun, full of learning new ideas for holiday decorating and something that will leave a warm spot in my heart. Sam’s sent me a 7 foot pre-lit Christmas tree, as well as a gift card to purchase the decorations for the Sam’s Club […]

Come ‘LIKE’ Mommy Goggles Blog on Facebook!

I have had a fan page for a while now, but haven’t really done a whole lot with it. I am about to change my main personal Facebook account to be just family, friends, blogger friends, sweeper friends and people that I actually communicate with and hoping that people will ‘LIKE’ Mommy Goggles on Facebook! […]

Sam’s Club Mobile App – Contest ends tomorrow!!

A couple of days ago, I posted about my experience with the awesome Sam’s Club mobile app. If you haven’t checked this out – it’s a must have! Sam’s Club Mobile App Use the application as my Membership card View purchase and savings history Ability to add items to a Click ‘n’ Pull order Would […]

Save when you buy Rayovac Batteries & Toy Story 3!

Did you know that Rayovac is the official Battery of Walt Disney Theme Parks? I found this out recently, but guess what – I was at Disney for Brandcation and yup, it’s true! With the recent release of Toy Story 3, my family was so excited to have had the chance to watch this movie. […]

Wisk Deep Clean Laundry Detergent: Mom Tested & Mom Approved! (Literally)

I was asked to do my regular morning routine, and clean up with Wisk. What? Think about it, ladies. We put on our makeup, we put on our lipstick, then what? We wipe our hands or blot our lips on a clean towel. What if that towel were white and you didn’t really think too […]

Holiday Blog Look – what do you think? #StudioPress

What do you think? I have some changes coming soon, but I thought for now, I’d make it a bit holiday’ish around here. I’d love to hear your thoughts! Tweet

Wordless Wednesday: I was in Typhoon Pamela – 1976

My dad sent me an email this evening and when I saw it, I had to write a ‘Wordless Wednesday’ post about it. This isn’t much ‘Wordless‘, but here goes! I am a military brat. I was born on Guam in 1976, two months before Typhoon Pamela hit us. I remember my mother telling me […]

Sony’s new “child-friendly” remote control *Review*

The holidays are a few short weeks away and I have the perfect FUN & AFFORDABLE gift for the little ones! Sony’s new “child-friendly” remote control Kid tested, mother approved The durable and splash proof design is perfect for children ages 3 and up. Worry free parental control Give your children control of the remote, […]

Save time, money & check inventory with Sam’s Mobile App *PLUS A GIVEAWAY!* (closed)

I think it’s safe to say that a lot of us have some type of Smartphone and we all like savings and to see as many options about product availability when we are running errands, buying gifts or simply grocery shopping. I was given a task by Sam’s Club to check out a new app […]

The Beatles Now on iTunes

I was on Facebook this morning and I saw some buzz about something new that Apple has been working on. I had no idea about this, but if you are a Beatles fan, this is something that you will not want to miss out on! You can now buy every single song that The Beatles […]

HealthyWomen Time-Saving Tips – How do you organize your time?

I was recently asked how I manage my time, what are the top time-related challenges I struggle with, and how do I engage my family to help out during the hectic hours? Time seems to be pretty scarce these days. Hubby just went from coaching one sport, football, right in to another sport, wrestling. There […]

Playing with one of my new lenses

Four words…. I. am. in. love! Details coming soon, but check out the gorgeous quality! Same picture, but black and white. Whoah. Love. Tweet

Apple iPod nano with Multi-Touch *Review*

Technology blows my mind every day. It seems that the tiny pieces of technology are more powerful than any of us realize. I am a huge fan of Apple products and there is one new product that came out that I am really in awe at. Who would have thought that something this small would […]

Carmex Healing Cream & Carmex Healing Lotion *Review & Giveaway!* (Closed)

This post brought to you by Carmex®. All opinions are 100% mine. I think the colors are great of the tubes. To us, with as much as we love Carmex for our lips, keeping the same colors as the lip balm makes it easier for us to find them in the store.We live in the […]

Beauty Rewards from Sam’s Club!

With the holidays just about 40 days until Christmas, the hunt has officially started for the perfect gift for everyone in our family and our friends. We don’t want to go broke buying gifts, so the one thing that I thought of was to shop at Sam’s Club. Why Sam’s Club? You can buy in […]

Adobe Black Friday Discounts!

I take a lot of pictures and love to edit them in Photoshop! I thought I’d pass on some great savings on to you for Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premier Elements 9! Photoshop Elements 9 & Premiere Elements 9 feature a set of easy-to-use tools for organizing, editing, creating and sharing photos and videos with […]

A FUN time at Sleuths Mystery Dinner – #Brandcation

When I was at the fabulous event for Brandcation last weekend, I had the pleasure of going to a mystery dinner at Sleuths Mystery Dinner. If you haven’t been to a mystery dinner, you are missing out! Sleuths Mystery Dinner Web: Twitter: @Sleuthsorlando Facebook: Bring your investigative skills, your appetite, and be prepared […]

Six Flags Passes – Giveaway! (Closed)

I am very proud to be a Rayovac Power Blogger, so with this said, I was given 4 passes to Six Flags (ANY US PARK) Admission to keep or give away. My family and I are not able to attend a Six Flags any time soon, so I thought I’d pass these on to one […]

Mickey Mote: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Number Roundup & Handy Manny: Big Construction Job

My kids love watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Handy Manny, so when I heard about an upcoming release set, I was beyond excited to check this out; not only for the DVD’s that were included, but also for the ‘Mickey Mote’ that is included in this fun package! This coming holiday, parents and their preschoolers […]

Thank you Global Resort Homes! #Brandcation

Last weekend, I had an amazing opportunity to attend Brandcation (blog event) in Kissimmee, Florida. Our main sponsor was amazing and i cannot wait to take my family to stay at Global Resort Homes! Here are some pictures of our home. We had a few homes that were for about 35 of us in about […]