Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Lands' End/Every Day with Rachael Ray 2010 Holiday Survey

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Take the Lands' End/Every Day with Rachael Ray 2010 Holiday Survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/landsendrachaelrayholiday2010 . Participants who complete the survey by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, October 5th will be entered into a drawing for one of ten $50 Lands' End gift cards and the Rachael Ray cookbook, "Rachael Ray's Book of 10".

Winners will be selected at random and will be notified on or around the week of October 25, 2010.

"What Matters Most to Me" Facebook App

and Contest
from the LIFE Foundation


Just like every month in the life of a mom, September is full of milestones and special moments. From first-day-of-school photos to Labor Day barbecues, these are the moments that we'll cherish forever.
September is also Life Insurance Awareness Month (LIAM), which is the perfect time to think about protecting the most important people in our lives.

While life insurance might not be top-of-mind for most moms, we can all agree that it offers peace of mind and helps ensure that the life we've worked so hard to achieve for our loved ones won't disappear if something were to happen to us. The LIFE Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping consumers make smart insurance decisions, recognizes that it's hard to imagine the unimaginable.

That's why they have created the new Facebook Application called "What Matters Most to Me" and are sponsoring a contest around it during September.


facebook app

The "What Matters Most to Me" App allows us to indulge in our love of sharing photos and memories with our family and friends. In a matter of minutes, the App helps you easily create a multimedia slideshow - pictures, captions and music! - showcasing the important people and things in your life. When you create and post your multimedia masterpiece on Facebook through September 30, you are eligible to win a trip to Aruba, where the winner and one guest will spend five days enjoying the white sands and blue waters in this tropical paradise, and relaxing at the Radisson Resort, Casino & Spa.


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And don't forget to show off your slideshow and make a difference in the process! For every friend on Facebook who indicates that they "like" your slideshow, $1 will be donated to Comfort Zone Camp, the nation's largest bereavement camp serving children who've lost a parent, sibling or primary caregiver.

"Disclosure: I was entered for a chance to win a gift card from The LIFE Foundation in writing this post. No monetary exchange took place. The opinions and ideas expressed are my own."

Electrolux , Kelly Ripa - Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

As Moms, we pull a lot of things together, from weekday meals to our little ones' back-to-school wardrobes. However, usually what suffers is our own wardrobe, as we pull wrinkled garments over our heads to make it out the door on time! Luckily, our favorite Mom/Brand team is getting together to show women everywhere how to go from rumpled to runway.

Electrolux and brand ambassador Kelly Ripa are partnering with some fashion-savvy bloggers to host a special fashion show to help raise awareness and funds to support ovarian cancer research.

Since September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, this fashion-focused event couldn't have come at a better time! This fun and innovative fashion show will demonstrate how Perfect Steam™, and a little fashion ingenuity, can take any garments from "Rumpled to Runway".


Even if you're not in the Big Apple to watch in person, you can cheer them on LIVE at www.Kelly-Confidential.com TODAY at 1 PM EDT. You can also follow along at Facebook/KellyConfidential and on Twitter @KCbyElectrolux.


Find out how you can help support the cause at Kelly Confidential and enter for a chance to win a daily shopping spree and the grand prize: a Perfect Steam™ washer and dryer from Electrolux.





Kelly Ripa Washer

Note: I've
been entered for a chance to win a gift as part of the Electrolux program, thanks to MomSelect.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Build the world of Pop On Pals - Review

Spin Master is introducing Pop On Pals – a wonderful world of fun pals, pets, vehicles and playsets! With endless mix n’ match fun, little ones can be anything they want to be. A fireman can become a musician, a princess becomes a baker, a puppy becomes a ballerina – Pop On Pals encourages imaginative play and helps develop fine motor skills. Age range: 2-4.

I love this - its the next best thing to Little People - Interchangeable, unique and I don't mind the popping noise either. It's great for the price, the size is decent but I do wish that it came with another person. But there are more kits and more people to add to grow your world of Pop on Pals.

The Pop on Pals Amusement Park Playset comes to life with lights, sounds, music, and more. Pop your pal in five different activation points for lots of action/reaction play. Pop on Pals encourages imaginative play and helps little ones develop fine motor skills. Pals are perfectly sizes for small hands to play with and the signature pop sound adds to the fun!



Package includes:

* One Pal
* Three Park Themed easy pop-on rings
* One amusement park with action/reaction points that delivers lights and sounds!

Suggested Retail Price: $34.95.

Moon Dough Barn - Review


Moon Dough is an out-of-this-world new molding dough that never dries out! Hypo-allergenic and wheat-free, soft and marshmallow-like, Moon Dough does not stick to or stain material. Because Moon Dough never dries out, kids can use it again and again. Moon Dough is the latest and greatest new molding compound for kids ages 2-4 to sculpt into fun creations they will love to play with. The line also offers a variety of enjoyable play sets.

The line also offers a variety of enjoyable play sets:
  • Moon Dough Pizza Shop
  • Magical Molding Doghouse
  • Moon Dough Burger Shop
  • Moon Dough Refill Packs
The product comes in eight great colors:  Blue, Green, White, Orange, Purple, Red, Pink and Yellow!

Moon Dough is available at Toys R Us, Target, Walmart, Amazon, A.C Moore, Michaels, and eToys


I gotta laugh cause I LOVE the feel of moon dough - I normally don't like to play with playdough or anything cause its icky, but moon dough is like fluff that just doesn't get icky lol

Easy assembly!! Just snap the barn on the grass and put a few little things on - then its ready to roll! Make a little hay stack, shove the haystack straight into the top, roll the handle back and forth and Poof... there's a chicken... did a few of them and even a fence. I had a little too much fun and the kids are STILL playing with it.

Sticks together well for us
Not an easy clean up - its all over but heck that's what a vacuum is for
Kids can do it on their own :)
Overall fun product!

Product Features

Magically mold 4 different barnyard animals; a chicken, pig, sheep and a cow
Mold fences that connect together to build pastures and corrals for all your animals!
Hay Bale Half-mold - build hay bales to stack up and feed animals for tons of fun.

3 Bags of Moon Dough, 1 x Molding Barn, 1 x Fench Mold, 
1 x Hay Bale Mold, 1 x Playmat, 3 x Bags of Moon Dough

    Create your own magical barnyard with the Moon Dough Barn play set! Mold hay
    bales, place Moon Dough into the barn, and turn the handle Wow! Mold your hay
    bale, put it inthe barn silo and turn the crank – full 3D animal slides out to do and
    play with! One of 4 different barnyard animals is magically created for you to play
    with - It's a surprise everytime! Mold fences that you can connect together to build
    a barnyard of your very own. And because Moon Dough never dries out, you can
    make tons of fun creations - again and again! Soft, light, wheat-free and non-drying,
    Moon Dough is out of this world! 

    Note: I was sent the Moon Dough Magic Barnyard set to review  from Team Mom.  Any opinions stated 
    are strictly my own.  I did not receive monetary compensation for this review.

    Customer Celebration Days at Uppercase Living!


     


    Over the next six weeks, we will be announcing several ONE-DAY-ONLY 
    promotions where we’ll be adding FREE PRODUCTS to every customer 
    order submitted. For a full 24 hours (12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. MT), all
    customer orders will automatically include an exclusive FREE item*, only 
    available as part of our Customer Celebration campaign. 
    *And our holiday mini catalog too!

    The first of our free product days kicks off this Thursday, with a fabulous 
    seasonal expression you will absolutely love. 

    Here are the details:

    FREE Halloween Expression!
    Every customer order* placed on Thursday, September 23 between 
    12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. (MT), will automatically receive a FREE 
    Halloween expression 
    (a $14.95 value)!
             
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    This fun holiday expression is available exclusively in Valencia Orange 
    and will enhance any Halloween décor. You may recognize this 
    expression from the catalog, but for this special offer only, it’s available
    in an exclusive size—the perfect accent for an entryway or holiday 
    display, on the front door, or added to any of our 22" x 4" accessories.

    Shop directly online or call/email me to place an order :)  
    815-218-3708 or aserpe@mchsi.com





    Don't Forget!! - Host an Open House and Bump Up Your Rewards!

    Becoming an Uppercase Living Hostess has always been rewarding,
    but now we are making the rewards even sweeter. Host an Open House
    from September 13 to October 11, 2010, and you will automatically
    be bumped up one Hostess Rewards level!


    Example:
    Normally, when you host an Open House and the sales total reaches
    $525, you would receive:

    • $70 in free product
    • Two (2) half-off items

    But, if you host an Open House from September 13 to October 11,
    you will automatically be bumped up to the next rewards level, earning:
    • $100 in free product!
    • Three (3) half-off items!


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    What a great way to start off the fall - your guests gets freebies each
    day they order AND you get more for free!!


    Shop directly online or call/email me to place an order :)  
    815-218-3708 or aserpe@mchsi.com

    Thanks,

    Amy Serpe

    Wednesday, September 22, 2010

    mOmma US Review


    Mealtime will rock thanks to the stylish new mOmma line of feeding products for infants and toddlers. This innovative collection of cups, plates and utensils blends form with function to transform a child’s breakfast, lunch or dinner into a moment of learning and pleasure. mOmma’s ergonomic design features a distinctive “roly-poly” shape that allows cups, forks and spoons to rock back-and-forth when uncovered, keeping kids entertained and eliminating spills all at the same time. The stylish collection comes in a choice of brilliant orange or vibrant green and is PBA and phthalate-free.

    Ok I had a lot of fun with these - things have definitely changed over the last few years and its only gone Uphill! These awesome roly-poly designs are perfect, how many time have the kids knocked something over and it smacks on the side, touches the table, falls on the floor - not in this case... it just rolls on back. Even the SPOON!! lol I love the colors, the feel and the ease of cleaning.

    Don't forget to join mOmma on facebook!

    Jump to 3:20 minute to see mOmma products

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    mOmma Rocking Cup Green



    The dual handle Cup with Straw is equipped with a twisting lid to promote independence. This modern closing system allows baby to access and store feeding straw within the lid. This motion increases baby’s motor skills and further strengthens their grip, while maximizing hygiene.

    Bonus: The clever device is designed to accept the whole line of mOmma lids (bottle & sippy non-spill cup) for every stage of feeding!

    • Size: 9 oz / 250 ml
    • Dimensions: 5.25” H x 3.5” D (5.25” D with handles)
    • Round ergonomic shape
    • Safe and hygienic
    • In & out straw system
    • Roly-Poly
    • Non-spill
    • Developmental system
    • Dishwasher Safe
    • BPA & Phthalate FREE
    • 100% Polypropylene
    • 00659164
    $12.25

    mOmma Soft Spoon Orange


    Little hands and mouths get ready! This cleverly designed spoon gets the ball rolling on a successful eating routine.

    A spherical base keeps the utensil upright, preventing the spoon from touching soiled surfaces. The same roly-poly action promotes motor skills, keeping your child engaged during their feeding.

    The protective cover provides a hygienic casing during travel, while doubling as an extendable handle.

    • 4.25” H x 1.75” D
    • Round ergonomic shape
    • Non-Slip Soft texture
    • Latest technology rubber tip
    • Safe and hygienic
    • Protective cover
    • Developmental system
    • Item #00664164
    $7.25

    mOmma Sippy Cup Orange


    Stage #2: Non-Spill Cup

    Creating a sense of familiarity, the Non-Spill Cup mirrors the feeding bottle’s round design. To help your child progress, this stage incorporates dual handles to strengthen baby’s grip.

    The cup remains upright, eliminating the fears of unhygienic surfaces, should your little one nudge or drop.

    The cup is equipped with a non-spill lid to prevent liquids from dripping when carried along to play dates and doctor visits.

    Bonus: The clever device is designed to accept the whole line of mOmma lids (bottle & straw cup) for every stage of feeding!

    • Size: 9 oz / 250 ml
    • Dimensions: 5.25” H x 3.5” D (5.25” D with handles)
    • Round ergonomic shape
    • Safe and hygienic
    • Latest technology non-spill system
    • Non-spill cover
    • Roly-Poly
    • Developmental system
    • Dishwasher Safe
    • BPA & Phthalate FREE
    • 100% Polypropylene
    • Item #00660164
    $13.25

    Parent Tested, Parent Approved!
    mOmma US is proud to announce the mOmma spoon recently won the Parent Tested, Parent Approved (PTPA) seal of approval!!

    Friday, September 17, 2010

    Ink Exchange, Fragile Eternity - Review


    Ink Exchange, Fragile Eternity - just finished them... omgosh, long books - roughly 400 pages each lol GREAT reads though!

    Ink Exchange, - WOW I have really been into tattoos (don't have any) but I'm fascinated with them, this scared the dickens out of me with them though... Leslie, gets one and it turns out to be nothing of what she expected, she slashed into Aislinns world and her fate is twist and turns, you learn more of the fairie world and how things really work, how involved humans are... how they are used.


    Unbeknownst to mortals, a power struggle is unfolding in a world of shadows and danger. After centuries of stability, the balance among the Faery Court has altered, and Irial, ruler of the Dark Court, is battling to hold his rebellious and newly vulnerable fey together. If he fails, bloodshed and brutality will follow.


    Seventeen-year-old Leslie knows nothing of faeries or their intrigues. When she is attracted to an eerily beautiful tattoo of eyes and wings, all she knows is that she has to have it, convinced it is a tangible symbol of changes she desperately craves for her own life.The tattoo does bring changes—not the kind Leslie has dreamed of, but sinister, compelling changes that are more than symbolic. Those changes will bind Leslie and Irial together, drawing Leslie deeper and deeper into the faery world, unable to resist its allures, and helpless to withstand its perils. . . .


    Fragile Eternity, - I could get through this book fast enough lol - I kinda knew where it was going but it was definitely deceiving in parts - I really thought Sorcha was going to be a 'love' interest, not what she ended up being - Can't say much without giving it away. Fantastic book!

    Seth never expected he would want to settle down with anyone—but that was before Aislinn. She is everything he'd ever dreamed of, and he wants to be with her forever. Forever takes on new meaning, though, when your girlfriend is an immortal faery queen.

    Aislinn never expected to rule the very creatures who'd always terrified her—but that was before Keenan. He stole her mortality to make her a monarch, and now she faces challenges and enticements beyond any she'd ever imagined.

    In Melissa Marr's third mesmerizing tale of Faerie, Seth and Aislinn struggle to stay true to themselves and each other in a milieu of shadowy rules and shifting allegiances, where old friends become new enemies and one wrong move could plunge the Earth into chaos.


    ~~The next book is Radiant Shadows and I have to pull it out of the closet tonight :) Hoping to get it read this weekend while doing some computer work :)

    Thursday, September 16, 2010

    Hellmann's® virtual Sandwich Swap 'n' Share is back!


    Back-to-school time is here, and for most Moms that means back to car-pooling, homework monitoring and of course, packing lunches. It can be hard to come up with lunches made with real, simple ingredients that kids will eat and actually enjoy. Luckily, Hellmann's® and Best Foods® Mayonnaise are putting the fun back into lunch this September with their virtual Sandwich Swap 'n' Share program.


    Celebrity chef Bobby Flay and actress/mom Lori Loughlin are teaming up with Hellmann's® to help re-launch Hellmann's® virtual Sandwich Swap 'n' Share on the Facebook® application (Facebook.com/Hellmanns). This virtual version of the beloved school lunch ritual of swapping sandwiches will benefit Share Our Strength®, the leading non-profit organization ending childhood hunger in America.

    When people visit Hellmann's® Page on Facebook®, they'll have the opportunity to create a sandwich on the application and, for every sandwich built, Hellmann's® will make a donation to Share Our Strength®. What's more, when they share a sandwich with a friend, an additional donation will be made as part of Hellmann's® $75,000 commitment to support Share Our Strength®.

    Note: For posting this, I have been entered for a chance to win a gift as part of the Hellmann's® program.

    Monday, September 13, 2010

    Ragú® Feed Our Kids Well



    If your having trouble finding time to prepare nutritious meals for your family while adjusting to new back to school schedules, relax, your not alone. According to a recent "Feed our Kids Well" survey conducted by Ragú®, half of moms say that during the back-to-school season they have less time to prepare nutritious, home-cooked meals for their kids. Fear not, Mom; Help is on the way!
    To help make sure your kids get the veggies they need (and the meals they love) Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce now has 2 servings of veggies in every half cup! Available soon in major retailers nationwide, the healthy, great tasting Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional pasta sauce that is already a kitchen staple has a new, naturally thicker recipe.

    Healthy, delicious and now with a naturally thicker taste the whole family will love, Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional Sauce is a perfect component to pulling together quick and tasty meals during this busy time. And
    Ragú® wants you to be among the first to try out their great new recipe! To be one of the first to taste Ragú® with 2 servings of veggies in every half-cup visit them on facebook.com/ragusauce for more details.

    Disclosure: I was entered for a chance to win a Ragú® prize package in exchange for this post. No monetary exchange took place.

    Diamond Earrings Giveaway!





    Diamond Earrings Giveaway!

    Yes I'm serious :) There's no joke here, just that they are not 'real' diamonds. We received our set and my husband was even pleasantly surprised at the color, style and clarity. Take a peek at the ones they sent me!




    You can go to Buy Your Diamond Earrings online and paying just postage and handling of $3.77.


    But here's the fun part! You can WIN A SET here!!

    Entries
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    1 Entry - Post this Contest on your Blog - leave a link to your blog

    1 Entry - Post this Contest on Twitter - leave a link to your twitter

    1 Entry - Post this Contest on Facebook - leave a link to your Facebook

    1 Entry - Follow me on here and let me know that you did :)

    Contest Ends Sept 20th

    Not: I was sent a free pr of earrings to review, the opinions stated are all my own.

    Friday, September 10, 2010

    Barbie - A Fashion Fairytale - Review


    I've got to admit, its been a bit to watch a barbie show in detail - I think all us moms do the routine of dishes, laundry and such while the movies playing and watch as we go - this time I sat down, took notes and really paid attention to the story line.

    Barbieken

    At first I was surprised - Barbie is really grown up! Cell phones, facebook, twitter... she's working on a movie set, gets fired and is upset about all the negative comments in the press. Then Ken breaks up with her! She decides to go to Aunt Millicents to get away - in Paris no less! lol - the story gets better, the glitter, fashion and graphics really holds the kids attentions from here on out and it held mine as well. Millicents old design studio - is really old - it holds an ancient secret cupboard that has flairies (yes FLAIRies - no wings!) that can enhance any design that's deamed worthy. (so the kids see that you have to put something into it to make it worth the magic) - they have to plan, design and make dresses for a fashion show to help buy back the studio - cause if the studio is destroyed, the Flairies loose their magic... I won't tell you how it ends but you know its good, and yes you see Ken at the end... and it's all horse drawn carriages, princesses and castles at the end... keep watching the credits for more scenes to pop up!

    It's cute - worth the price and like every Barbie video has a good lesson to learn for real life... just glittafied lol




    The movie is released Sept 14th - this coming Tuesday!! It's also a good length movie too - 79 minutes long.


    Join Barbie™ in a colorful, modern-day fairytale filled with fashion, friends and fun! Barbie™ and her dog, Sequin™, jet off to visit her aunt’s amazing fashion house in Paris, and much to her surprise it’s about to be shut down forever. After she discovers three enchanting Flairies™ with sparkle-magic powers, Barbie™ comes up with a brilliant idea to save the business. She even inspires Alice, a shy fashion designer, and together they create a dazzling runway fashion show. Barbie™ shows that magic happens when you believe in yourself.

    Venom and Song Review

    I had a tough time transitioning into this book - been reading vampires and out of this world books too long lol. This one is more Sci Fi and reminds me of the Lord of the Rings. It does have it suspense, keeps you on the edge of your seat. For a young adult book I really did like it and it would be a great read for anyone - my suggestion is to read book 1 (Curse of the Spider King) first lol - I jumped into book 2, was able to pick up very easily.

    Now in the strange realm of Allyra, the Seven young lords confront a traitor in their midst, a creature-infested forest, teenage fears and doubts, inexplicable mysteries - and the Spider King himself. In a rigorous training program that makes boot camp look like Disneyland, the Seven must quickly learn to harness their own powers, work as one, and elude the Spider King's spies. But as the ancient Berinfell Prophecies are revealed, the Seven soon discover their training might not be enough.

    To stop the Spider King they must also unravel the secrets of the Rainsong, travel to a creepy, trap-infested fortress to find the legendary keystone, and lead the Berinfell Elves in an attack on the Spider King's own turf. An epic adventure with powerful messages about true strength, forgiveness, and working together as one body that will grab the attention of intermediate listeners.

    Note : I was given this book to read through BookSneeze for free - all opinions are my own :)

    HEB Prize Pack Arrived! - $25 GC CONTEST!!

    Thanks to Business to Blogger and JuneCleaverNirvana I won this great bag of goodies!

    H-E-B/ConAgra prize package worth $50


    • Reusable ConAgra shopping tote
    • $25 H-E-B gift card (can be used at Central Market as well)
    • Peter Pan Peanut Butter
    • 4-pack Snack Pack Pudding
    • Healthy Choice Fresh Mixer
    • LaChoy Creation
    • La Choy Sauce
    • Chef Boyardee
    • Hunt’s Ketchup
    • Marie Callender’s Homestyle Creation
    I can't use the HEB $25 GC inside - so here's your chance to win it!!
    Central Market stores (http://www.centralmarket.com/Stores.aspx)
    H-E-B stores (http://www.heb.com/yourHEBStore/sLocator.jsp)

    Entries: Leave separate comments for each entry.

    1 Entry - Post this Contest on your Blog - leave a link to your blog

    1 Entry - Post this Contest on Twitter - leave a link to your twitter

    1 Entry - Post this Contest on Facebook - leave a link to your Facebook

    1 Entry - Follow me on here and let me know that you did :)

    Contest ends 9/17

    Wednesday, September 8, 2010

    UL Halloween Kit - Sold Out - New Kit Available!



    Halloween Welcome Kit Sold Out

    We are thrilled with the response we’ve received to our Halloween Welcome Kit!

    Remaining quantities moved quickly, and as a result, the kit is now sold out.


    For those who missed the first one the new kit (Item #700070) is still just $7.95

    but features the Artichoke Mini Punched Metal Tile, black ribbon, and the Halloween

    Welcome expression in Matte Black (see picture below). The alternate kit is only

    available in Matte Black, and quantities are limited!


    Order online at http://amy.uppercaseliving.net/ShopLanding.m using item

    number #700070


    LAST DAY for the 15% off $40 or more orders!!


    Remember - order online and choose the open house (Amy) and you'll be entered into

    the contest for $100 of FREE PRODUCT of your choice - this ends Sept 12th.

    Make Your Own Blissful Body Mist Kit


    Make Your Own Blissful Body Mist Science Kit - Science Kit for Girls" Scientific Explorer has recently released new Make Your Own Blissful Body Mist and Make Your Own Lovely Lip Balm Kits (Manufacturer's Site). Recommended for ages 8 and up, these kits teach science lessons while girls craft their own cosmetics.

    Body mists are a splash of fragrance for the skin. Not as strong-smelling as colognes or perfumes, they leave a light aroma on your skin. They also provide much-needed moisture, which helps keep your skin feeling cool and refreshed. With this kit, you'll get to design your very own body mists, discover your favorite scents and learn all about the science of smell.

    Includes body mist base, pink dye and fragrance, green dye and fragrance, yellow dye and fragrance, sequins, and activity guide.


    Love this for kids - inexpensive fun for just $9.99! Instructions that offer tidbits of scientific fact, making it educationally fun. The smells were not overpowering no matter how much they put into the containers. We followed the one set of instructions - put a couple drops in, see how it reacts, watch it every 3 mins (we set the timer) and see how it reacts - see how strong the color is with how much more you add. It was really neat (even for me lol) - the kids added the sparkle to one container, it doesn't come out its just for looks but its neat to see. Now they all smell sweet :)

    Note: this kit was sent to me by TeamMom for free to review, the opinions are totally my own.

    Sunday, September 5, 2010

    Hostess Special - $100 FREE Product



    I'm having a hostess special - I have a party on the website right now, that if you order ANYTHING and select the party you could win the chance to pick out $100 of free product!! Yes, yes - I said $100 FREE PRODUCT of your choice.

    On top of this - If you order by the 8th - you'll get 15% off any order of $40 or more - ALL ORDERS need to be done by the 12th to be included in this drawing. I will post the winners name on the 13th :)

    All orders ship to you directly, just got to http://amy.uppercaseliving.net/OnlineCatalog.m

    pick out your items and associate your order with the Open House - Amy. Good Luck and have fun shopping!!


    Take a peek at our Halloween Treat for only $7.95!!

    Exclusive Halloween Welcome Kit-Available Now for a Limited Time!

    Greet all your little ghosts and goblins with our exclusive Halloween Welcome Kit!

    Available for just $7.95 (over a $20 value), this kit is a fun and affordable way to

    decorate for the spookiest of seasons. Use it as a door hanger, wall hanging, or

    display it on an easel—at this price you can afford to buy one for yourself and give

    one to a friend!

    Kit Contains:
    • 8" x 8" Mini Punched Metal Tile in Black
    • Black Grosgrain ribbon
    • 5½" x 6" Welcome (haunted house) expression in your choice of:




    9036
    Valencia
    Orange
    9063
    Electric
    Lime
    9090
    Soft
    Silver






    *Halloween Promotion runs September 1 at noon (MT) to October 11 at 11:59 p.m. (MT).

    All prices in US dollars.



    Linger (Wolves of Mercy Fall trilogy)

    I just got done reading Linger... It takes a turn in the book I wasn't expecting, a couple of them. Sams human now, no long changing to a wolf. Grace - comes to a head with her parents, her love with Sam grows - her body starts changing and in the end something major occurs. Kind of odd how she 'knows' whats happening to her body even though she doesn't want to admit it, and its not what your thinking! There's more wolves, Cole and Victor are two of them - both tormented, Cole more so - you learn about his lives and why he CHOSE to be a wolf. The book ends on a cliffhanger - now I'm dying for the next book... sometimes I like cliffhangers, sometimes I like a smooth endings. Fantastically written!

    In Maggie Stiefvater’s Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other. Now, in Linger, they must fight to be together. For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping a very dangerous secret about her own well-being. For Sam, this means grappling with his werewolf past…and figuring out a way to survive into the future. Add into the mix a new wolf named Cole, whose own past has the potential to destroy the whole pack. And Isabel, who already lost her brother to the wolves…and is nonetheless drawn to Cole. At turns harrowing and euphoric, Linger is a spellbinding love story that explores both sides of love–the light and the dark, the warm and the cold–in a way you will never forget.

    Saturday, September 4, 2010

    Hexbug Nano LIVE

    Here's a professional video before you see ours lol




    The kids had a ball setting this up - they used everything possible (they followed the largest design on the box) and then did whatever when adding the bridge extension. 4 nanos and ohhh boy did they rock n roll

    This is our one minute kid free video - too many bodies and hands to really see it otherwise lol - we start at the bridge battle - then the entire set up - its huge!! - then close ups of the little buggers running wild.

    video

    I do not see any issues than loosing track of them in the house LOL

    Easy set up - so easy to snap together and they really really held together - I was able to pick it up and place it on the table with no issues of it falling apart.

    The walls are high enough that the nanos can't get out - we placed the bridge over the two big octagons so if they fell off they fell into the design below (great thinking Moms!!)

    LOVE the off switch on the bottom!!

    My camera died but I'm hoping we can get a picture up with the kids :)

    I give this 2 thumbs up - I know alot of moms don't like the thought of 'bugs' but even the shy ones got a kick out of the little buggers :)


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