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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Give a Day Get a Disney Day

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WIN - Jamie Claire Candle and Candle Warmer


I have avoided burning candles in my home for years due to 5 kids who just might cause a burning house down experience. Thanks to Candle Warmers I have now discovered the use of candles in my home without burning the house down.

Not only are these Candle warmers an incredible invention for me , I also love their Jamie Claire candles especially the citrus splash scent.

Candle Warmers www.candlewarmers.com

The Contempo Candle Warmer Lamp™ is the newest addition to their revolutionary candle warming lamps. With an updated modern look the Contempo Lamp creates the ambiance of a burning candle, warming and releasing the candle’s fragrance from the top down within minutes. All Contempo lamps are paired with a frosted white shade.


Candle warmers have a variety of other great styles, lanterns, crock pots, lamps with a large assortment of shades …along with their amazing Jamie Claire highly fragrant scented candles which are hand poured using the finest lead-free wicks, waxes and fragrance oils. Long-burning for exceptional value, Jamie Clair candles are filled with their famous, true-to-life scents leaving a lasting scent of your favorite fragrance for days.

We first featured Candle Warmers and Jamie Claire candles on 24/7 MOMS Live web show.

WIN: 24/7 MOMS and Candle Warmer are giving away one Contempo Candle Warmer Lamp Combo.

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5 Quick (and Free) Fixes for Your Messy Closet


Closets by Design Professionals Offer No-Cost Clutter Busters

Professional organization systems installed by Closets by Design are helping consumers across the U.S. get organized and the company’s professional designers offer up expert advice to help clients keep their closets uncluttered. Here are five simple tips from the pros that every consumer can use:

An Operating System Isn’t Just for the Office – Organize your clothes by color or by casual to formal and then hang like-types of clothing together (i.e. shirts, pants, skirts, etc.).

Make the Shoe Fit – Squeeze in more shoes per shelf by arranging pairs with one toe facing out, one toe facing in. If you like to keep your shoes in boxes, make sure you the label the original box or use clear storage containers.

When Seasons Change, it’s Time to Rearrange – Rotate your fall & winter clothes with your spring & summer clothes. Store the out-of-season clothes in covered clothing racks in the attic or basement or flat storage boxes under your bed.

If You Don’t Use It, Lose It – If you’re hanging onto that pair of jeans that will fit only if you lose 10 pounds, donate them. Once you shed the weight, you can buy a new, trendy pair. Get rid of stretched out bathing suits, worn out shoes, and that pair of pants you’ve been planning to alter for months now. Cutting the clutter will automatically make you more organized and efficient.

It’s Not Your Closet, It’s You – Get into a routine of straightening up your closet the same time each day. Whether its before work, after work, or before you go to bed, don’t wait to put your shoes away or hang your clothes until you can’t see your closet (or bedroom) floor.

About Closets by Design
Since 1982, Closets by Design has built a reputation as the nation’s leader in the closet organizing and storage remodeling industry. The company offers customers comprehensive solutions to all their organizational needs in a short and simple process by designing, building and installing custom home offices, closets, garage cabinets, wall units, laundries, pantries, wardrobe mirror doors and other home organization systems. Closets by Design offers a wide selection of finishes, accessories and hardware. There are currently 33 franchise locations serving major markets across the country. To schedule a FREE in-home consultation or inquire about franchise opportunities, please visit www.closetsbydesign.com or call 800-293-3744.

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WIN - Book Worm Store Personalized Book

Reading is fun when the Story is about YOU! is the slogan of Book-Worm-Store.Com. Every child loves to be read to especially when the story is about them, where they live, who their friends are and even about what they like to do. That is what Book-Worm-Store.Com creates personalized books. Each of their personalized stories teaches principles and values to your children as the read about them selves.

Nate-no our little soccer player received the "My Soccer Adventure" all about him and the story is absolutely adorable and brings miles of smiles. The pictures are great and the story line is full of adventure. Personalized books are what I call KEEPER books. ( ones you hold onto as keepsakes)

Book-Worm-Store books make great gifts, they create personalized books for Girls, Boys, Babies, Grown-ups, birthdays, and even have religious and holiday ones. Basically there is one for everyone.

Check out there web site at www.book-worm-store.com

WIN: 24/7 MOMS and Book Work Store are giving away ONE personalized book.

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Deal Of The Day - FREEbie Mrs Fields Cookie

Deal of the Day - Celebrate National Cookie Month with Mrs. Fields! Get a FREE Chocolate Chip Cookie on October 1, from 11 a.m. To 1 p.m. At all participating Mrs. Fields Stores, and don't forget to ask for your frequent buyer card to get up to 6 more FREE
cookies through October 31.



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Table Talk

Tonight's Table Talk
....to create conversation

Q: If you could enter the pages of any of your story books, which would you enter?

Riddle:
Q: What starts with an "E", ends with an "E", and only has one letter in it?
A: An envelope

(each day 24/7 MOMS posts a question and riddle to help you create dinner time conversation with your families)

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

WIN - momAgenda Desktop Planner



Doctor Appointments, Dance Practice, Soccer Practice, Dentist Appointment, Teacher Conference, Orthodontist Appointment, Birthday's, and the list goes on of the many activities and events we as moms have to keep track of.

Today I not only have a solution for you but I am also giving it away –
The momAgenda desktop has become one of the hottest organizational must haves among moms.

WHY? Because momAgenda desktop is for today’s mom – the mom who lives in a multi tasking world, the mom who has more to do than she can remember, the mom who wants to be organized simply, the mom who likes trendy styles and colors. The momAgenda desktop has been designed for YOU.

The momAgenda desktop comes in the latest colors: Lime, Royal Blue, True Purple Chocolate, Tangerine and Fuchsia. Inside the momAgenda you will discover unique week-at-a-views with space for Mom and up to four kiddos. It also features monthly calendars, a place to organize parties, vacations, gifts and so much MORE.

Join the momAgenda craze and get organized simply! Stop by www.momagenda.com and see all their great MOM organization products.

So how do you get YOUR very own momAgenda?

2 ways –

1. check out the momAgenda web site and purchase yours TODAY.

2. WIN : 24/7 MOMS and momAgenda are giving away one desktop planner.


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WIN - Custom Fall Jewelry from Out of the Blue Delivered

Here at 24/7 MOMS we have found a wonderful custom jewelry designer that is great for fall fashion or any time of the year!

Custom-made by Central Florida artist Elena, these pendants are the perfect way to show off your favorite photo. These marble pendants are Elena's original design and are made using a process that she has spent the past five years developing. Each piece is sealed to prevent peeling. (water resistant but not water proof). Available in square (approx 1"x1"), small round (approx .75" diameter) and large round (approx 1.5" diameter). Pendant comes on your choice of silver chain, satin cord or hand-beaded wire. Slight imperfections in the glass of the marble can occur adding character to the piece and making each one truly a one-of-a-kind item! Please allow 3 weeks for delivery.
Review by: Tanya Peila
24/7 MOMS Project Manager

WIN: 24/7 MOMS and Out of the Blue Delivered are giving away one Keep Me Close Necklace. To enter for your chance to win:

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Deal Of The Day - Free Memories Stitched With Love calendar


Deal of the Day: Get a free Memories Stitched With Love calendar filled with creative activities and inspirational content from Annie’s and KIWI magazine when you buy any Annie’s Homegrown product. Click here to get your FREE calendar!

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Table Talk

Tonight's Table Talk
....to create conversation

Q: If you could turn into any animal, what animal would you like to be?

Riddle:
Q: What bet can never be won?
A: The Alphabet

(each day 24/7 MOMS posts a question and riddle to help you create dinner time conversation with your families)

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Monday, September 28, 2009

MOM Tip: Simple Floor Cleaning


MOM TIP: One of my Favorite cleaning tools as a MOM is the new re-designed Swiffer Wet Jet.

The Mommy clean-up of the many OOPS spills and messes that found their way to my floors became simplified with the invention of Swiffer Wet Jet . I can MOP my tile, laminate and hardwood floors all with the use of my Swiffer Wet Jet.

My teenage daughters have also come to love this cleaning tool when it is their turn to mop the kitchen, bathrooms or entry floors they can quickly accomplish their chores with the use of the Swiffer Wet Jet.

The redesigned Swiffer WetJet is an all-in-one power mop that easily cleans tough dirt and dried-on stains better than a mop and also has an Antibacterial cleaner that kills 99.9% of bacteria on floors - something moms will love!
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Ready to WIN a Swiffer Wet Jet?

WIN: 24/7 MOMS and Swiffer are giving away one redesigned Swiffer wet jet.

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ABC's Of Reading To And With Your Children


"ABC's of Reading To and With Your Child"
(Author Unknown)

Ask questions while reading together. "What do you think will happen next?"
Buy books as gifts for birthdays, Christmas, Hanukkah, or other holidays.
Chat about what is happening in the book and how it relates to everyday life.
Drop everything and read. Set aside 20 minutes a day during which the whole family reads.
Examine book illustrations in detail. Select books that have large, bright pictures.
Find books that interest your child. Make suggestions, but don't turn reading into work.
Give hints when your child gets stuck on a word.
Have fun. Smile and enjoy the story. Read with a slow, relaxed voice and be expressive.
Invite your child to the bookstore. Take time to lounge in the chairs and browse the books.
Join in your child's reading successes. Celebrate every small step with sincere praise.
Kids love to receive mail. Send your child a magazine subscription in an area that interests him or her.
Learn to read with, and not just to, your child daily. Read aloud, share ideas, and answer questions.
Model reading. Share with your child, whether you're reading for information or for entertainment.
Never force your child to read. If you're both too tired or discouraged to read, take a break.
Offer your child a variety of reading materials, such as books, magazines, cereal boxes, comics, and newspapers.
Predict story elements, draw conclusions, and retell the story with your child.
Quiz your child at the end of a story. Informally, of course!
Reread books to familiarize your child with words and to build self-confidence.
Sing songs, recite poetry, and do finger-plays to help develop language and listening skills.
Try to help your child understand that it's okay to make mistakes.
Understand that reading is developmental and that it takes time and practice to become fluent.
Visit your local library on a regular basis. Sign your child up for his or her own library card.
Welcome wordless picture books into your collections. They generate conversation and allow the nonreader to create his or her own stories.
"Xhibit" patience when your child is selecting books. Your support is empowering.
You are the most important person in helping your child develop a lifelong love of reading.
Zealous readers are the result of supportive and nurturing role models.

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WIN - Alpha-kidZ Books

I am always drawn to children's book that are full of color, eye catchy pictures, and have a double purpose. Alpha-kidZ's books fit that exact description. Extremely colorful, fun cute and catchy pictures and each story is focused on one of the letters of the alphabet and teaches reading and reasoning skills to children ages 2-8

Now celebrating its fifth year anniversary, Alpha-kidZ Publishing Company develops
educational media that promotes reading and literacy. Alpha-kidZ is also a series of
26 books. Each book in the series (one for each letter of the alphabet) has a rhyming
story that features a different animal character and unique adventure. Each book
features bright illustrations that quickly capture the attention and stimulate young
imaginations. As the author of the Alpha-kidZ book series, Foust shares in
each book personal experiences that deliver positive character lessons and lessons
in conflict resolution.

Stop by the Alpha-kidZ fun interactive web site .

WIN: 24/7 MOMS and Alpha-kidZ Publishing Company are giving away one set of their current collection of the first 16 letters of the alphabet A to P.

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Top Fall Fashions on 24/7 MOMS Live


Join us Tuesday Night for this years TOP Fall Fashions...and the invisible accessory Tip Talk. On 24/7 MOMS Live ( TV Show on your computer)

24/7 MOMS goes LIVE -TWO times each Tuesday night

7pm PST/ 10pm EST AND 9pm PST/ 12am EST


Put your kids to bed - Put on your P.J.'s - Surf over to www.247moms.com and join us.
It's where REAL MOMS are chatting it up every Tuesday night.

This weeks MOMversation:
- Top Fall Fashions
- Invisible Accessory
- More FUN Giveaways
- Brrrr it's cold SWEET of the week
- 24 minutes AFTER the show chat-tin it up with us LIVE.

Tweet, TXT, Facebook , invite all of your MOM friends to this weeks 24/7 MOMS Live web cast. ( TV Show on your computer).

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WIN - Eating Right Kids Lunch Ideas

5 weeks into the new school year and I'm already searching the grocery store shelves for healthy, yummy and simple foods to place in my kids lunches. Maybe it is that I want to be proactive before the I don't want ANOTHER Peanut butter and jelly sandwich conversation begins or maybe it is that I am already tired of packing the same things day after day. Which ever it is I was excited when in my mail box arrived a few new ideas for my kiddos lunches.

I was sent a few lunch box idea samples recently from Safeway and Warner Bros.’ Looney Tunes who have teamed up to create Eating Right Kids™ to bring you meals, snacks, cereals and drinks your kids will love—and you’ll feel good about. Eating Right Kids is a full line of foods that are not only tasty, but better for children: It has been formulated to standards based on the most recent dietary recommendations and regulations from several federal and state agents.

My kids are great fruit eaters but like a variety so these new Eating Right Fruit Cups will be a big hit with them. These convenient, single-serve containers go anywhere kids do! Plus they are filled with lots of flavor for happy tummies. Delicious fruit in naturally flavored extra-light syrup, with 100% of the daily value of vitamin C, 15% of the daily value of vitamin A, and 10% of the daily value of calcium per serving. Choose from Mixed Fruit, Diced Pears, Diced Peaches – or stock up on all three fruits!

A perfect and fun-to-eat snack that every kid will love, the Eating Right fruit and veggie snack packs. Such as the Carrots with Fat Free Ranch Dip includes
fresh and crunchy baby carrots with delicious ranch for fun dipping. Zero fat, with only 30 calories and a full 120% of the daily value of vitamin A per serving. A surefire hit with kids and parents, other snack packs include:Apples with Peanut Butter, Grapes with Cheese Bites, Apples with

Eating Right 100% kids juice. Bugs and his Looney Tunes friends are ready to help your kids get 100% of their daily value of vitamin C, with no corn syrup in sight. Each serving also provides 10% of their daily value of calcium. Juices are available in such thirst-quenching flavors as: White Grape Cherry, Fruit Punch, Apple and> Orange Tangerine

WIN:
24/7 MOMS, Safeway and Warner Brothers are giving away a lunch bag filled with a few samples of these yummy Eating Right Kids foods to TWO of our moms.To enter for your chance to win:

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Table Talk

Tonight's Table Talk
....to create conversation

Q: If you could be any age right now, what age would you be?

Riddle:
Q: What has a hundred limbs, but cannot walk?
A: A tree

(each day 24/7 MOMS posts a question and riddle to help you create dinner time conversation with your families)

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Inspiration to get me through my hectic day

Each morning I turn on my computer, click get mail and it arrives. My daily inspiration/devotion from Proverbs 31 Ministry.

If you are like me and need a bit of inspiration to get you through your hectic day? Proverbs 31 daily devotions offer today's busy women/moms encouragement as they seek to draw closer to the heart of God.

Through "Encouragement for Today," you will be inspired as you read these encouraging daily devotions.

Click here
to Sign up for your daily Proverbs 31 devotions to be set directly to your in-box.

Here is an example of what will arrive daily to your in-box.


A Financially-Productive Woman
25 Sep 2009
Glynnis Whitwer

"She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes." Proverbs 31:24 (NIV)

In today's economy, I look for every way to save money. I'm a sale-shopping, coupon-clipping, leftover-loving woman. I'm a firm believer in Benjamin Franklin's well-known adage, "A penny saved is a penny earned." And this past couple of years, my family has certainly had to apply that to our lives in greater measure.

Sometimes, however, saving money just isn't enough. As many families face a reduced income due to layoffs and company closures, there are only so many ways to cut corners. So I'm also a believer in trying to make money in creative ways. As many of us wonder what the future holds financially, I'd like to suggest we look at a biblical example of how to use the resources we have within our homes to increase our families' incomes.

One of the best examples I know is found in Proverbs 31. Throughout chapter 31 we meet a woman who was a good manager of all her resources, and in verse 24, we learn that she used her weaving skills to make money. As I consider this women's ingenuity, I learn that she identified a need (merchants needed sashes) and then used her skills (making garments) and energy (selling them) to increase her family's financial well being.

I wonder if many of us overlook this principle as we face a financially shaky future with dread. Perhaps we don't need to look for an employer that is hiring, but instead should consider how to use the resources God has already given us. On a recent trip, I met a wonderful example of a woman doing just that. She is past retirement age, lives alone and wanted to bring in extra income. Since I'm a small business owner, our commonalities got us talking.

This productive woman buys used wool sweaters, shrinks them and sews them into designer mittens using other fabrics and decorative accents. Then she sells them in a local shop where she has a booth. That's not all she sells. She has added hand-made products made by women working at home in other countries, plus some unique new clothing items she buys and resells. It all started with a creative idea, the use of her talents and some energy to sell them.

Artistic talents aren't the only resource we have to help our families. Many people have other skills that can be used to increase incomes. Some examples are physical strength, athletic training, organization, planning, love of travel, cooking, gardening and cleaning. Many have families that can help. This past summer I watched a local landscaper work every week with his two sons by his side. They are a family pulling together when it counts most.

No one wishes for hard financial times – though we can learn much in them. When God is on our side, there are always opportunities waiting to be uncovered. Instead of dreading the future, perhaps God wants to tap into the unique resources He has planted within our lives and family for such a time as this.

Dear Lord, I thank You today for the many resources You have given me. Thank You for my life, for my mind, for what health I have and for the hope you offer. Please help me to see how I might use these resources to become more financially productive. Only You know the true depth of my needs. So today I ask for Your help. I know I can do all things through You. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Related Resources:
Work@Home: A Practical Guide for Women Who Want to Work from Home by Glynnis Whitwer

Learning to Live Financially Free by Marybeth and Curt Whalen

Visit Glynnis' blog to read suggestions for home-based businesses you can start with little money.

Application Steps:
If you are in a place of financial need, take some time to evaluate all the resources you have. List five that could possibly be used to increase your financial health.

Reflections: God often uses our finances to teach us lessons. What have you learned about God as a result of a financially difficult time in your life?

What is one wise money management principle that you should apply to your life now?
Power Verses:
Matthew 25:21, "His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!'" (NIV)

Proverbs 21:5, "The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty." (NIV)

John 21:6, "And He said to them, 'Cast the net on the right-hand side of the boat and you will find a catch.' So they cast, and then they were not able to haul it in because of the great number of fish." (NASB)

© 2009 by Glynnis Whitwer. All rights reserved.

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WIN - Bill Meyers On The Run Book

Got Tweens? kids ages 9 to 12 who are full of adventure? Who you are always looking for new books to inspire them to read ? Then check out the latest Bill Meyers series The Elijah Project.

The Elijah Project series of books include On the Run, The Enemy Closes In, Trapped by Shadows, and The Chamber of Lies. They have been written for readers ages 9-12, The Elijah Project series explores the adventures of Zach and his sister Piper as they battle to protect their little brother Elijah, a six-year-old whose supernatural gifts have drawn the attention of dark forces.

The first book in the series, On the Run, introduces 16-year-old Zach and his 13-year-old sister Piper. The brother and sister team must search for their parents while trying to keep Elijah safe. Although he never speaks, there is something pure and supernatural about Elijah that the powers of heaven want to protect and the powers of darkness want to destroy. Zach and Piper are going to need a lot of help from heaven to protect their little brother.

The Elijah Project series is the latest in a growing list of Zonderkidz titles targeting 9-12 year-old readers.


WIN- 24/7 MOMS and ZonderKidz are giving away one copy of On The Run book.

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Celebrate Family Day


A Day to Eat Dinner With Your Children: Monday, September 28 2009

A national movement championed by the Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA). Their goal is to encourage families to make a tradition of eating together, which statistics have shown reduces the likelihood their children will become involved with drugs.

http://casafamilyday.org/familyday/ is the place you can take the “Star Pledge”. Star’s acronym is:

S- Spend time with my kids by having dinner together

T- Talk to them about their friends, interests and the dangers of drugs and alcohol

A- Answer their questions and listen to what they say

R- Recognize that I have the power to help keep my kids substance free!

CASA’s website also offers talking points, tools and best of all, a free Family Dinner Kit. Download free placemat designs, word games, conversation starters, recipes and more!

Source: CASA

The Power of Family Meals;

Found at http://www.poweroffamilymeals.com/default.aspx

The J.M. Smucker Company sponsors a wonderful website full of ideas for making your family meals great. It’s not just about recipes; it’s timely inspiration and tools as well. A free monthly email offers you new ideas and input from families just like yours.

Check out the “Why Mealtime Matters” page and you’ll find answers to some of your mealtime challenges (scheduling, communication, and distractions). Miriam Weinstein Author of The Surprising Power of Family Meals writes “Miriam’s Blog” where she discusses new meal ideas. “Miriam’s Articles”, an online archive, highlight special times of the year. Special sections devoted to holidays and special occasions, will give you new ideas for family traditions. “Meals and Menus” helps you create a meal-ready pantry, a meal plan, and tons of recipes.

Miriam Weinstein is quoted on the website, the theme of these quotes aptly describe all that The Power of Family Meals, the website, will equip you to accomplish:

“It’s not about being fancy or fashionable, it’s about family.”

And:

“When families prepare meals together, kids learn real-life skills. They assume responsibility, they become better team members.”

Source: ThePowerofFamilyMeals.com; J.M. Smucker Company

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WIN- Family Fun With Backseat Drawing Junior


Tomorrow is National Family day - A Day to Eat Dinner With Your Children. Let's take it one step further and play a family game after dinner with our children and create some Family Fun.

A new game in the Novotny home that we received to try out is Backseat Drawing Junior from Out Of The Box. The fun begins watching your little artist attempt to draw the unknown, then laughter sets in as everyone attempts to figure out what they actually drew. A game of fun, creativity and full of family laughter.

It is the Silly Game of Sketchy Directions! Players race to identify drawings – but, the artist does not know what he or she is drawing! The artist can only follow the instructions given by a director. For example, a director might tell the artist to draw a square, and then add a triangle on top. Is it a tree or a house? The director needs to tell the artist how big the shapes need to be. Get the picture? Laughter erupts as players attempt to follow instructions and to guess what the pictures might be. For 4 to 8 players, ages 7 to adult -

WIN: 24/7 MOMS and Out Of The Box are giving away one Backseat Drawing Junior game.

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WIN- Nature Valley Snack Gift Pack

I admit it, I admit it I'm hooked on the newest snack to hit the grocery store shelves -Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters . I have even placed a few bags in our on the go snack bag for the fall soccer games. Thanks to Blog Spark who kindly introduced me to these yummy snacks.

Yes, in my opinion Nature Valley has re-shaped snack time with a delicious new treat.

Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters are a bite size blend of 100% natural ingredients that include select roasted nuts, whole grain oats and a touch of honey - a wholesome and delicious pick-me-up any time of the day. If you love nuts, you´ll enjoy this flavorful little snack featuring the perfect combination of sweet & salty flavors paired with a crunchy texture that you can see and taste. And with the first unique cluster-shaped granola packaged in a handy re-sealable pouch, it´s perfect for sharing on the trails or in your living room!

New Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters come in four easy-to-crave flavors: Nut Lovers, Roasted Almond, Roasted Cashew and Honey Roasted Peanut. Which is my favorite ALL of them.

WIN: 24/7 MOMS and Nature Valley are giving away one snack prize pack that includes all four (4) varieties of the Granola Nut Clusters along with a sling backpack, stainless steel water bottle, flashlight and binoculars!

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Are you part of the 24/7 MOMS MOMtourage? Join and WIN

Join the MOMtourage - Chat it, Tweet it, TXT it, Facebook it, yell it, Shout it, Tell everyone that 24/7 MOMS goes LIVE every Tuesday night with a live web show just for moms ( TV show on your computer)

2 times 7pm PST/ 10pm EST and 9pm PST / 12pm EST

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Table Talk

Tonight's Table Talk
....to create conversation

Q: If you could live any where, where would it be?

Riddle:
Q: What can you serve, but never eat?
A: A tennis ball

(each day 24/7 MOMS posts a question and riddle to help you create dinner time conversation with your families)

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Lacy Leggings for you Baby!

Baby Bella Maya Lacy Leggings are a hot new trend! Go cute and sassy with the lacy leggings paired with your baby's favorite dresses and skirts. Cover diapers in a fun and fashionable way. These amazing Baby Lacy Leggings are a sure way to turn heads everywhere making your baby the center of attention.
And for added flair you can add bling to your lacy leggings. Your little diva will rock her way into the center of attention.
Available in size 6-12 months and 12-18 months only.


These are SUPER cute! And great for church!

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Deal Of The Day - B1G1 Quiznos


Deal of the Day - Quizno's B1G1 free sub. Print your coupon by clicking here for your FREEbie Quiznos sub.

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WIN - Julius! Touch-and Feel Stroller Cards

Touch and Feel stroller cards make wonderful shower gifts. We all know how our little ones love to grab and touch everything when we are out and about and with the great ability to attach this fun set of stroller cards to what ever you are carrying them in, makes for the perfect on the go activity.

Julius! Touch-and-Feel Stroller Cards -- Stroller time is much more fun when these flash cards come along for the ride! Each set features 5 double-sided cards with engaging textures and pictures. Easy to attach to a stroller, backpack, or diaper bag, these cards won't get lost, and the interactive touch-and-feel feature makes them great independent entertainment for toddlers on the go.



WIN: 24/7 MOMS and Chronicle Books are giving away 1 set of Julius Touch-and Feel Stroller Cards.

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MOM Tip - Dish Pan = Laundry Basket


MOM TIP : We moms wash, Dry and fold the laundry only then to have to put it all away. With 5 kids that mean a lot of trips from the laundry room to the kids bedrooms until I decided it was time to add this to their daily To Do (chore) list. First problem was I did not have room for 5 more laundry baskets in my laundry room so how would I divide up the laundry into their own organize piles that they could easily take to their rooms for the new chore of putting away their own clothes.

My solution was to purchase 5 dish tubs they fit perfectly on my counter and could only hold a few days worth of clothes which meant they would need to be sure to empty these out often. These are small enough that even little ones could handle carrying them to their bedrooms and are stackable when not in use.

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Got Laundry - WIN Wisk he Laundry Soap


Over the last several weeks I have been using a bottle of WISK he to wash my piles and piles of laundry in my new Frigidaire he front loader. The results have been clean, fresh smelling kids clothes. So if you Got Laundry Get WISK is my advice.



Save money and begin using WISK he with a coupon. Click here http://laundryhe.com/about/#

WIN: 24/7 MOMS and WISK are giving away a bottle of WISK he to one our our 24/7 MOMS.

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Mt. Wash Me Here I Come



Mt. Wash Me continues to grow daily in my laundry room, as if it is a volcano waiting to erupt unless I stay on top of the Novotny laundry each day. I am always on the look out for ways to simplify my laundry (Mt. Wash me).

So, how can a washing machine simplify my laundry experience. Several weeks ago a brand new classic RED Frigidaire Affinity 3.5 Cu. Ft. Front Load Washer arrived into my home to assist me in simplifying the Novotny laundry.

Here are the ways my WASH is simplified:

W - Wash sense technology ensures clothes get clean with care.

A - Add- a Garment feature With just the touch of a button, I can easily add an extra piece to the washer once a cycle has started

S - Save time with TimeWise™ Technology - wash time equals dry time - so I no longer wait for clothes to dry.

H - Helps my MOMnesia ( memory loss) with the Save Your Settings feature that Automatically save your last wash setting so you can save time when doing laundry.

Stop by Frigidaire.com and see the entire collection of more than 250 kitchen and laundry appliances designed to save you time. The goal is that these appliances will help give Moms more free time by working smarter.

Now, I must get back to Mt. Wash Me before it erupts.

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