Saturday, February 28, 2009

Fantastic Friday

Once again I'm late! There is some serious "ick" going through the house. My daughter has been sick most of the week & now I have it. I went to bed at 7:30 last night....this from the girl who is usually up until at least 1am daily! I spent the morning at Prompt Care & am hoping the meds kick in because I have to take my daughter to the Children's Hospital in St. Louis on Monday. I can let y'all know that I have the next month of giveaways, posts and reviews set up so hopefully it will be smooth sailing! Without further ado here is a HUGE list of blogland giveaways! Good luck and remember you can't win unless you sign up!

The Not-so-blog blog Creamy coconut foaming bath whip giveaway
The Giveaway Bead-a-ful Designs Giveaway
What Mommies Need tiffniftythrifty princess bows
Pretty Pink Momma Princess Fancy Pants Boutique $25 giveaway
Autism Learning Felt Parking Pal Giveaway
A Frugal Friend Suave basket giveaway
As They Grow Up Desertaholic Basket Giveaway
The Soothie Ranch Tiny Tags Giveaway
Val’s Views Scanalog Giveaway
The Giveaway Addicted Mom Spa Time Giveaway
Helenes Dreams Squares of Flair Tile giveaway
The Funky Monkey Picaflor coat giveaway
Life as Mom clutch giveaway
Something Snappy Green Path Company T shirt giveaway
Something Snappy Photo Card Creations giveaway
Does Mommy Love It? Revolution Food lunchbox giveaway
Life is Sweet Eleven Shoes Giveaway
The Mom Nerd Little Dipper bowl giveaway
My 2 Boys Seventh Generation Starter Kit
Simply Stacie Rainbow Swirlz Giveaway
Mama Says Mine 120 coupon giveaway
Mom Fuse Safe Sippy Giveaway
Green Earth Journey Celery Street Address Book Giveaway
Therapeutic Reviews Scensibles Giveaway
DkMommy Spot Happy Aging Face giveaway
Mommies with Cents Real Simple Giveaway
Your Mama Reviews Discovery Paper Recycling Studio & Starbucks giveaway
Eco Office Gals Tilvee Acai Pomegranate Rejuvenating Masque Giveaway
DkMommy Spot Vegan Microwave Cookbook
Writings of a WAHM 18oz Stainless Steel Water Bottle
An Island Review Triple Threat Beauty Giveaway
An Island Review Raising Free Thinkers
An Island Life Kix Giveaway
Jamie’s Precious Peas Chalkydoodle Giveaway
Jamie’s Precious Peas DaBib Giveaway
Jamie’s Precious Peas Atterdag Kids Giveaway
Mama’s Money Savers Jack and Lily Shoe giveaway
Piece of Me My Baby Pajamas Giveaway
Jamie’s Precious Peas For My Kids Giveaway
Give Them Roots Natural Baby Co Wet Bag giveaway
The Giveaway Way Cool Designs giveaway
Green Earth Journey Nuture My Body Giveaway
Yankee Doodle Handy Stamp Giveaway
Jolly Mom Smart Art for Cool Kids giveaway
Mudpies & Maryjanes Honest Tea Kids Giveaway
Simply Stacie The Makedown Giveaway
Mom Most Traveled Robbert Bobbert and the Bubble Machine Giveaway
DkMommy Spot Buddhiwear giveaway
Catch the Drift with Mama Snow Bent Tree Gallery Giveaway
Parents Gear Lily B Magnetic Frame Giveaway
Unmainstream Mom Reads The Terror Giveaway
Green Earth Journey DinnerTimeChimes Giveaway
A Giveaway Addicted Mommy me4kidz Giveaway
The Funky Monkey English Toffee Anytime Giveaway
CouponDivas PrissyPoofs Giveaway
My Moms Views Baby J Jewels Giveaway
Mom Knows it All Show Me the Money Burpee Garden
Our 7 Qtpies Kix Cereal Giveaway
Piece of Me PopATot Giveaway (5)
4 Baby and Mom Kid Safe Ink Giveaway
Bargain Briana Eco Store Giveaway
Frugal, Freebies and Deals $50 Walmart card
Summertime and a glass of Lemonade Create Me Canvas Giveaway
Kendee Watches changeable black bead watch band
Contests and Giveaways from around the web Country Bob’s all purpose giveaway
DkMommy Spot Brookstone Shiatsu Massaging Chair topper

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Thrifty Thursday- A giveaway!

So, I know that the economy in general is a source of conversation and concern among many people. I know personally one of the things I have a hard time budgeting is my food allowance. It shouldn't be too difficult since Princess and I aren't much on breakfast. Some yogurt and we're good to go. On the flip side Princess is a little green eating machine- she loves her fresh fruits and veggies & those aren't cheap! So, I'm looking to y'all for tips on how to do better with menu planning. I also hate making regular recipes since its just the two of us and we wind up eating left overs all week! So, this week my wonderful readers I'm asking for your thrifty kitchen/ menu tips! Each tip you share will count as one entry. Just use a new comment for each one! Next we I will randomly pick a winner and that winner will receive a $20 Walmart card. How does that work for you? I'm looking forward to hearing some great ideas!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Wrapped Up Review Wednesday Palm-Palms Baby Bath Grips Review & Giveaway

The great folks from Palm-palms baby bath grips sent me a pair of palm-palms to try and a few to give away. How cool is that?!!? When I first saw this product I did one of the many "Man, I wish my princess wasn't so big! Where were these when she was a baby?!!?" Palm-palms remind me of sweat bands in a way but they have a thumb hole incorporated in them and they are super soft! Not only do they make it easier to hold on to that precious little bundle that becomes slick as all get out once you add water but they can also be used to lather up said slippery one! Seriously, isn't that the coolest idea? Since my daughter is a bit too big for me to give them an accurate testing I sent a pair over to my sister to try out on my nephew who is just a bit over a year old. As it turned out my brother in law is the person who is mainly in charge of bath time at their house so he gave them a whirl. My bil reported that they were just a bit snug. Now please don't be at all concerned by that assessment. Did I mention that my bil is a giant among men at 6'8"? He has hands and feet that resemble small boats so I think palm-palms would have no problem fitting a "normal" (sorry Larry!) sized person! That said he thought the palm-palms definitely added a bit of grip and liked that aspect. All in all palm-palms were a winner! Oh, I forgot, they're also machine washable! I definitely plan on getting palm-palms for any new mommies I know of! Its definitely in my top 5 list of great items to own! As I said the great people at palm-palms have sent two extra pairs for me to give away. One white set and one pink set.

So how do you win a pair of palm-palms baby bath grips? Go to the Palm-palms site and look around
Come back here & comment on what color palm-palms you would like
Told you it'd be easy! Want some extra chances? OK!
-Follow this blog. No need to leave a comment. Followers are entered in every giveaway!
-Add my button to your blog. Leave a link and a comment. 1 extra chance
-Blog about this giveaway. Leave a link and a comment. 1 extra chance
-Email 3 friends and cc me ( for 3 extra chances

Winners will be picked March 4 and will have 3 days to claim their prize. If the prize is not claimed in 3 days a new winner is drawn. Please make sure you leave your email address on all comments or that it is found on your profile.


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

What's your carbon footprint?

Today's post is going to be short and sweet and hopefully an eyeopener! In light of Energy being President Obama's three main areas of concern I thought that it would be a good time to check out your carbon footprint. You can go HERE for a great site that will calculate your carbon footprint.

-What is your carbon footprint?
-Are you surprised by what your carbon footprint is? (too high? lower than you thought?)
-Do you have a short term, mid range and long term plan to lower your carbon footprint?

Leave a comment and let us know!

Giveaway reminder! Go to this weeks Magic Monday listing and leave a comment(s) with any suggestions that you would like to see covered on this blog and you might win a $20 Starbucks gift card!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Special Edition of Fantastic Friday blog giveaways!

Since I've been out of commission due to my recent hospital time I've decided to hook y'all up with a special edition of Fantastic Friday! Have fun entering these contests! Remember if you don't enter you can't win!

If only I had superpowers Safe Volume Headphone Giveaway
Does Mommy Love It? Country Bob’s Sauce giveaway
Does Mommy Love It? Everyone is Beautiful by Katherine Center Giveaway
She Became a Butterfly Diamond Swallows Necklace Giveaway
Creating with Vintage Flair Spring Makeup bag giveaway
Mommies With Cents pHisoderm Baby Gel giveaway
Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls Oka B Shoes giveaway
Piece of ME Wild Dill Giveaway
Carp(e) Libris Review Down to a Sunless Sea by Mathias B. Freese - Book Giveaway
Berries and Cream All You Subscription
Summertime and a Glass of Lemonade Jessica Van Neste Jewelry Giveaway
Bargain Briana Family Movie Night Giveaway
Jolly Mom You can Make this $50 giveaway
Riding with No Hands Reviews He’s just not that into CD & Hoodie giveaway
The Funky Monkey Nest Handbags Giveaway
Simply Stacie Madwomen Perfume Lab Giveaway
The Mom Buzz Doddlebug Dezigns $25 giveaway

Jolly Mom jaC jewelry giveaway
A Wrestling Addicted Mommy Fiber Gourmet Sampler giveaway
An Ordinary Life Pizza Hut Lasagna Dinner Giveaway
Piece of Me Neat Solutions Giveaway?
DkMommy Spot Wonder ball complete laundry system giveaway
Therapeutic Reviews & Giveaways Cetaphil Moisturizer giveaway
The Funky Monkey Pickled Tink Giveaway
Look What Mom Found Flip and tumple 24/7 bag giveaway
Babies Gotta Have it Yanni Voices CD Giveaway
My Trendy Tykes Pizza Hut Lasagna Giveaway
My Moms View Madi Couture $50 giveaway
My Sentiment Exact Lee Smart Shopper Giveaway
A Pysch Mommy Bummas Giveaways
Green Earth Journey Bee Hive Giveaway
Mommy Enterprises Carolyn’s Kitchen Apron giveaway
A Giveaway Addicted Mommy Fresh baby food set giveaway

A Giveaway Addicted Mommy Sleepsolution giveaway
The Give-away Diva Galit Etsy shop heart necklace giveaway
Frugal RI Mama Kix Cereal Giveaway
SAHM Reviews Personlized Fruit Roll up giveaway
Rockin Mama No more pet hair giveaway
Rockin Mama Neat Solution Potty Topper Giveaway
3 Garnets & 2 Sapphires Kix Cereal Giveaway
Mommatudes Just Ice Hammered Silver earrings giveaway
The Laughs will go on Faithworks Boutique giveaway
Simply Stacie Kill for Me by Karen Rose giveaway
Simply Stacie She Essential Beauty giveaway
4 Baby and Mom Slanket giveaway
Inside Out Haute Lunch Giveaway
4 Baby and Mom CD giveaway
Sage and Savvy the Giving Essence Lip Balm giveaway

Magic Monday Giveaway

The Winner is:
Whimsical Creations said...
I would like to see handmade toys and clothes for kids.=) melanie

This one is going to be so easy! Leave a comment with a contest or topic you would like to see featured here on Savvy SAHM Reviews! Unlimited entries! Contest ends next Monday. Winner receives a $20 Starbucks giftcard! I figure I need a hit of caffeine to get back into the groove of things and want to share! Have fun & suggest away!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Sorry! Please shoot AT&T!

Sorry for the absence! My DSL was having issues and I couldn't log on most of the week. The tech FINALLY came here today and 2.5 hours later I know have my internet back. I could have hugged the tech! Since I haven't been online I really dont have much for Fantastic Friday but I'll try to get something up this weekend for you. I will also pick the Piggy Paint winner!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Wrapped Up Review Wednesday

Have you ever used one of those products that you instantly fell in love with?!!!? It works wonderfully, its good for you/your child, its eco friendly. All those things are very important to me. Its also very important that my princess gets to act like the princess she is. One of her favorites is getting her nails painted (it might be because I started painting her toe nails at 6 weeks of age!) I've never had a problem with doing her toe nails since she wasn't ever one of those kiddos who stuck her foot anywhere near her mouth. Unfortunately painted toe nails only wasn't enough to satisfy the Princess. This is where my dilemma came in. How could I paint her nails knowing that she would have her fingers near her mouth? I shouldn't have her brush her teeth or have any finger food? Not going to happen. That said I just couldn't get over putting all of those chemicals on her fingers and be ok it with. Drum roll please! Enter Piggy Paint!!! This stuff is amazing! Before I tell you about our trial run with Piggy Paint here is some information about it.

Why is Piggy Paint™ Nail Polish the safe nail polish choice for children?

Water-based formula
Fun, vibrant colors
Dries to a hard, durable finish
Piggy Paint™ is specially formulated from God’s natural ingredients and dries to a hard, durable finish. There are no toxic chemicals; it’s free of formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates, biphenyl A, ethyl acetate and acetone. Click here to see how our polish compares!

How is Piggy Paint™ as “Natural as Mud”?
Piggy Paint is as “Natural as Mud” in the sense that every ingredient in the polish is biodegradable with no traces or residues left behind, thus it would make an excellent addition to your mulch pile or as a feed for farm animals.

Our water-based nail polish is non-toxic, environmentally safe, hypoallergenic, with an odor that is extremely low, nearly nonexistent. It has the same look and durability performance as traditional kid polishes, but without the drawbacks of foul odors, toxicity, and damage to our environment and to your little ones’ nails.

Honestly, does it get any better than that?!!!? Add to it that this nail polish is a pure delight to use and its truly amazing! My daughter has very ridged nails for some unknown reason and nail polish has never adhered well to her nails. The night we test ran Piggy Paint we sat down and put a coat on her fingers and toes. This stuff dries so quickly I was completely amazed! A few minutes later I put on a second coat and again it was super fast to dry. My daughter was thrilled with her matching fingers and toes and I had no guilt over it being on her precious little body! The polish stayed pretty for almost a week! This was the start of our love affair with Piggy Paint.

The great folks over at Piggy Paint have given me a 3 pack of Piggy Paint Polishes to share with one incredibly lucky Savvy SAHM Review reader!

First entry (must have this completed for any other entries to be valid)
-Go to Piggy Paint and take a look around. After that send an email to telling me what prompted Melanie to create Piggy Paints

Extra Entries:
-what is your favorite color Piggy Paint? Leave a comment. One entry
-who is the Piggy Paint for? Leave a comment. One entry
-Become a Savvy SAHM Review follower. (no need to leave a comment)
-Add our button to your blog. Leave a comment with a link. 3 entries
-Blog about this giveaway. Leave a comment with a link. 3 entries
-Enter our Jensen Beach Beads giveaway. Leave a comment. 3 entries
-Send an email to 3 friends and CC me at for 3 entries

Giveaway runs through midnight CST next Wed. Feb 11. Winner will be announced on Feb 12. Winner will have 72 hours to get in touch with me or a new winner is chosen. Please make sure you leave an email on your entries or it is accessible on your blog.


Monday, February 2, 2009

Magic Monday

I really think y'all are going to love this weeks Magic Monday giveaway! Nancy from Jensen Beach Beads at Etsy is giving one very lucky Savvy SAHM Review reader a $25 gift certificate to her store! With Valentine's Day fast approaching this is a perfect way for you to spoil yourself a bit! Nancy's work is gorgeous! Head over to her etsy shop and take a peek!

In addition to this weeks Magic Monday Giveaway $25 gift certificate Nancy is being so generous to offer EVERY Savvy SAHM Review Reader that purchases from her $10 off their order! How cool is that? Since I know that got your attention here is the link for Jensen Beach Beads again!

So how do you win the $25 gift certificate to Jensen Beach Beads?
Its so easy! Go to Jensen Beach Beads and take a look around. Come back here and leave a comment with your favorite item. Yep, its that easy! That is a must for any bonus entries to count! You have to do this one!

Bonus Entries:
-Follow this blog (no need to leave a comment. Every Savvy SAHM Review Reader follower is entered in every giveaway automatically)
-Blog about this giveaway Leave 3 comments with a link
-Buy something from Jensen Beach Beads and leave 10 comments (will be verified) Let Nancy know you're a Savvy SAHM Review reader for your discount
-Email 3 friends about this giveaway and CC me at

Giveaway ends Feb. 9th at midnight CST and winner will be announced on Feb. 10th. Winner will have 4 days to respond or a new winner is chosen.

Skoy Cloth Winner....

The winner of the Skoy Cloth package is......

A Psych Review!

Congrats! Please send an email with your address to: so I can get your package out to you!