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Who Makes You Smile? Contest

Top Dentist Who Makes You Smile Contest

Is there someone in your life who never fails to make you smile? wants to know!

Enter a photo of the person who makes you smile for your chance to win!

The grand prize is a teeth whitening session in NYC with one of the Top Dentists plus an all expenses paid trip, $1,000 in spending money and photo session for you and your guest.   Other prizes include daily teeth whitening kits from Love That White Smile and chances to win teeth whitenings in Aventura FL, Austin TX, Beverly Hills CA, Philadelphia PA, and Troy MI from Top Dentists in those areas!

For all the details and to enter your photo, visit Top Dentists.

This contest ends February 24th..head over and enter now!

#HOTFLASH Giveaway – Win a $100 American Express Gift Card

$100 American Express Gift Card

Who couldn’t use a little extra spending money? We’ve teamed up with some great bloggers to bring you this fun giveaway. Win a $100 American Express Gift Card!

This giveaway will run tonight from 8pm EST to 12:01am EST, just four short hours. Winner will be announced within 24-48 hours.

Small Steps to a Better You from Dannon

Dannon Small Steps for a Healthier You

Change isn’t easy, we all know that.  It’s taken me years to figure out that by trying to make a big change all at once, I often set myself up for failure.  Big New Year’s Resolutions like eating healthy, keeping the house clean and so on are much easier accomplished in my experience by chipping away at them one little step at a time.  Trading a diet soda for sparkling water with a splash of fruit juice, grabbing a cup of yogurt instead of a couple of Oreos for an afternoon snack – these are things I can do.  Waking up tomorrow and cutting out all junk food entirely?  Probably not.

From January 23 through February 28, Dannon is encouraging you to take small steps to reach your healthy lifestyle goals.  With their “Small Steps to a Better You” promotion you have a chance to win some great prizes.  Just enter UPC Codes from any Dannon product at and get four daily chances to win one of the following:

  • Three (3) Grand Prizes: free groceries for a year, valued at $7,800.
  • Fifty (50) First Prizes: free groceries for a month, valued at $550.
  • One hundred (100) Second Prizes: will win free groceries for a week, valued at $150.

A free means of entry is also available, visit for details.

What small steps are you taking toward a healthier lifestyle?

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Dannon and received a coupon and gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.

Bake Sweet Memories – Giveaway (CLOSED)

Bake Your Holidays Merry Logo

Thinking back over the chaos of the past couple of weeks, there are a few memories that stand out. Decorating our tree, the first we’ve had in years, the excitement of my kids on Christmas morning and baking cookies with my oldest son. For the past two years I’ve been hoping to have an actual cookie exchange or some sort of holiday open house and then been swept up in the season without it ever happening. I’ve been browsing the recipes and tips at the Bake Sweet Memories website, is it too early to start planning for next year?

Luckily fresh-baked goodies never go out of season. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! I’m a mostly from scratch baker these days, but I’ll let you in on a little secret. When the focus is on the decorating, and my kid really does love spending an afternoon with sprinkles and frosting, I save time by using Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix. They are so simple to prepare, and we have cookies ready for decorating in no time.

How about another little secret? Here’s how I manage to bake so much and still fit into my jeans. Bake up the goodies, enjoy the aroma and a sample or two, then pack the treats up into GladWare containers and send them to work with my husband or home with friends.


One lucky winner will receive a Happy Holiday Treats prize pack, including a packages of Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix, a GladWare sample pack and a $25 Safeway gift card (also valid at Dominick’s, Tom Thumb, Randalls, Vons, and Genuardi’s.

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the winner, madwoman-doing-cartwheels!

Disclosure: Prize packs and information for this post was provided by My Blog Spark on behalf of Safeway, Betty Crocker and Glad. I received Happy Holiday Treats prize pack for sharing with my readers and offering this giveaway.

Cheerios® Spoonfuls of Stories Giveaway (CLOSED)

Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories

To help grow kids’ love of reading at a young age, Cheerios® is once again inviting families to start the day with a nutritious breakfast and a new book. As part of its ongoing commitment to nurturing young bodies and minds and helping families connect by fostering a shared love of reading, Cheerios will provide more than six million children’s books, free inside Cheerios boxes, through its Spoonfuls of Stories® program. Over the past nine years, Cheerios has distributed almost 50 million children’s books in-pack.

This year’s free in-pack book offerings, appropriate for children ages three to eight and written in both English and Spanish, include:

All the World, by Liz Garton Scanlon and illustrated by Marla Frazee, which discusses the many wonderful things a child can encounter in the world as well as the commonalities all the world shares.

Chaucer’s First Winter, by Stephen Krensky and illustrated by Henry Cole, follows a bear named Chaucer, who knows he is supposed to sleep through the winter but feels it’s much more fun to stay up and play.

Jump!, by Scott M. Fischer, chronicles the adventures of a bug, a frog, a cat, a hound, a crocodile, a shark, and a whale, who all love to jump!

No T. Rex in the Library, by Toni Buzzeo and illustrated by Sachiko Yoshikawa, is a story about a little girl named Tess and her adventures in the library with a boisterous T-Rex.

The Purple Kangaroo, by comedian Michael Ian Black and illustrated by Peter Brown, which is a vivid and humor-filled story that tricks the reader into thinking about a purple kangaroo.

As studies have consistently shown, children with greater access to books and other print materials are more successful in school and in life. However, one recent study revealed that in low-income neighborhoods, there is only about one age-appropriate book for every 300 children, a statistic that exposes one of the biggest barriers affecting literacy today – lack of access to books. In an effort to help combat this issue, Cheerios, as part of its Spoonfuls of Stories initiative, will also make a $300,000 financial donation to First Book, an award-winning national nonprofit that helps get books into the hands of children in need. Cheerios has donated more than $3.5 million to First Book over the past nine years.

To learn more about the Spoonfuls of Stories program or to donate to First Book, visit


One lucky reader will receive a Spoonfuls of Stories prize pack, including a $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card, box of Cheerios and a set of Spoonfuls of Stories books.

This giveaway is now closed.  Congratulations to the winner:

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Disclosure: Information for this post was provided by My Blog Spark on behalf of Cheerios. I received Spoonful of Stories prize pack for sharing with my readers and offering this giveaway.