Element Customizable Whole Food Bars

Granola bars have changed so much over the years. The texture and ingredients have changed and now Element Bars gives you the ability to create your own custom bars that are shipped directly to your home. Element Bars sent me a sample pack of some of their most popular flavors to try.

Element Whole Food Bars

ElementBars.com lets you design your own custom wholefood bar by selecting organic and conventional ingredients and then you can personalize the label. That would make such a fun gift for anyone. Users who want proven taste and nutrition can customize a “popular bar” that has received the most positive reviews by other users of ElementBars.com.

Each energy bar is hand made, packaged, and then labeled with its custom bar name and nutritional information. Element Bars is committed to using unprocessed or minimally processed elements in each bar to retain the most nutritional value.

How to Design Your Custom Whole Food Bar

Start by picking the core of your bar. You can choose from the following.




Fruit and Nut


After that you can add Fruit, Nuts, Sweets or Boosts.

As you add ingredients it tallies the calories and nutrition on the side you so can keep track and edit as you go.

When you are done creating and you add your order to the cart, you get to have fun and name your bars.

Element Whole Food bars

All of the Element Bars we tried were tasty and had great texture. We loved the ones with date cores, they were sweet and chewy. My some loved them as much as I did.

What will you put in your bars?


I was provided with product to facilitate this review. All opinion are my own.


Playhouse Giveaway

Sponsored by Swing-N-Slide

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Hosted by So Cal Coupon Mommy, This Mama Loves and Stay a Stay at Home Mom


Classic Playhouse Valued at $579.00

Here is a little about our amazing sponsor:

Swing-N-Slide, established in 1985 as America’s first do-it-yourself rel=”nofollow”

wooden playground manufacturer, has achieved its vision of bringing compliant, fun and value-packed products to both the residential and commercial playground markets.

As one of the leading consumer playground equipment companies in the United States, Swing-N-Slide designs, manufactures and distributes rel=”nofollow”

do-it-yourself play sets to home centers, hardware stores and play set retailers across the nation. Using its expertise in thermoforming and metal fabrication, Swing-N-Slide manufactures every play set with quality and pride.

Swing-N-Slide’s commitment to safety and quality has been the cornerstone of its program to provide children and their families with the safest, most reliable play sets available in the market. With the development of do-it-yourself kits, Swing-N-Slide provides the customer unparalleled value and the unique opportunity to tailor their play set to fit their family’s needs and budget.

This is an AMAZING Prize!


Here is the product description from the company website:

This classic design playhouse will be a welcome addition to your backyard. Features detailed window panes adorned with flower boxes, large activity windows with decorative shutters and plastic bins, dutch style door, and peaked roof with dormer window. This playhouse has plenty of room to stimulate your child’s imagination. Kit includes all pre-cut, premium stained lumber, all decorative elements, hardware and easy-to-follow illustrated plans.

This giveaway is open to US residents 18 and over.

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Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own.This Mama Loves is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. Event hosted by So Cal Coupon Mommy Please contact info@socalcouponmommy.com with questions or to see your business or blog featured on the next big event!

Friendship Dairies Mobile Mixer Tour #FittoGo (Prize Pack Giveaway)

This post about the Friendship Dairies Mobile Mixer Tour is brought to you by Friendship Dairies.  We’ve enjoyed Friendship Dairies’ products for a few years, and when I heard about the food truck tour with celebrity chef Rocco DiSpirito that has been passing through the New York Metro area this May (and early June).  The Mobile Mixer Tour is celebrating the new Friendship Fit to Go- cottage cheese that comes in three varieties.
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The mobile mixer truck will be serving free 5-ounce Friendship Fit to Go™ 1% Low Fat, 1% Low Fat Pineapple, and 4% Regular cottage cheese samples.  Taking a more innovative approach to traditional toppings, Friendship is offering mix-in options including Instant Wasabi and Granola Glee.  Chef Rocco DiSpirito brings two new recipes to the brand, including Apple Pie Smoothie and Smooth and Creamy Cottage Cheese with Crunchy Walnut & Blueberries.  These four creations together highlight how easy it is to turn a wholesome snack into a delightful treat.  It’s a new way of thinking about cottage cheese.
Friendship Dairies will have a Twitter party on May 29th from 2-3 pm EST. Follow hashtag #FittoGo to participate. There will be prizing.
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One reader will win a Friendship Dairies Prize Pack including:

–         Branded Friendship cloth grocery bag ($15 value)

–         $15 iTunes gift card (to create a mix for your workouts)

–         1 Brita Filtered water bottles ($10 value)

–         Rocco DiSpirito’s new cookbook: “Now Eat This! Italian: Favorite Dishes from the Real Mamas of Italy–All Under 350 Calories” ($26.99 retail)

–         2 Coupons for FREE Friendship Dairies products ($8 value)

•        $75 total value


I received a prize pack to thank me for sharing this post.  Opinions are my own.

Wanna Win Something? Giveaway Linky

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Mombo Nursing Pillow- Taggies design

Dillon Rogers Kids Bracelet $65 ARV

$75 Empowering Women Prize Pack

$50 to Pink Blush Maternity

Itsy Sparks Crafts Box

$100 GC to Emmaroo’s Boutique

$50 Walmart GC 3 winners

NYNE Docking Alarm Clock

Roof Basket for Car/Jeep/Van/SUV
$25 Publix Giftcard Giveaway

$100 Amazon giftcard giveaway!

Mavens of Money Baby Shower Giveaway: Evenflo Bottles, Rock-A-Bums and more!

$200 Toys R Us or Pay Pal Gift Card Giveaway

$25 Publix Gift Card Giveaway plus 4 free product coupons for Publix Yoplait Greek Yogurt 100 Calories

$25 Publix Gift Card plus 4 Cascadian Farm Granola Bars

Baby Shower Giveaway

Mavens of Money Baby Shower Giveaway


Are you having a baby soon? The Mavens of Money group has joined together to give you a chance to win an awesome baby shower package!

One winner will get to win products from Evenflo, Thyme Maternity and Rock-a-Bums!

The Mavens of Money group is comprised of 11 bloggers: MadameDeals | The Coupon Challenge | Mom On Dealz | Coupons are Great | This Mama Loves | A Frugal Chick | The Centsible Family | Stretching Your Budget | Penny Filled Pantry | Freebie Spot | Saving Toward Better Life |

Baby Shower Giveaway is open to US residents only and runs from 5/20/13 at 7pm EST until 6/7/13 at 11:59pm EST.

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The Evenflo Bebek Collection features a complete line of bottles, nipples and pacifiers that are all created to feel more like Mom, to let the parent and baby enjoy a comfortable feeding time. Their line features superior, one-piece vented nipple that rapidly vents air bubbles into the bottle and not baby’s tummy, resulting in less gas, fussiness and colic. The soft, wide-base nipple also provides an easier latch for baby and for transition from breast to bottle. Bebek bottles are expertly designed for easy assembly and leak-free feeding. It features ergonomic shape which makes the bottle comfortable to hold for both you and your baby. Bebek bottles are all BPA-free and top rack dishwasher-safe.


Prize includes: 8 oz bottle – 1 pack ($6.99), 5 oz bottle – 1 pack ($6.99), 2 oz bottle – 1 pack ($4.99), Evenflo® Bebek® 3-Handle Trainer Cup ($5.99), Evenflo® Bebek® Proflow™ Silicone Nipples (2-pack for $4.99) and Evenflo® Bebek® Silicone Pacifiers (2pack for $4.99).

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Thyme Maternity is Canada’s leading fashion retailer for pregnant women. If you have trouble finding comfortable but still fashionable clothes while you’re pregnant then you should check out Thyme Maternity. They carry a complete line of clothing that every pregnant women needs such as bras & lingerie, swimwear, tops & pants, jeans, dresses, sleep & lounge wear, accessories and skincare products.

Their skincare Soothing Therapy line includes breast cream, leg gel, nipple ointment, restructuring gel and stretch mark cream. You can find some of their products at BabiesRUs.

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Prize includes: Thyme Maternity skincare

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Rock-A-Bums are the perfect diapers for mommies who wants to save money and for those who are looking for eco-friendly diapers. Rock-A-Bums offers fully reusable/washable cloth diaper system that are made to fit from birth and keep fitting all the way to potty training because of its 3×3 adjustable snap system. Their 5-in-1 diaper features the versatility of disposable diapers without the waste, plus these cloth diapers are fashionable too.


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NYNE N-19 Docking Alarm Clock Review and Giveaway

The NYNE N-19 is a low-profile, professionally-designed alarm clock that syncs time automatically with your iPod, iPhone, or iPad.   As a family we own our fair share of Apple devices.  The alarm clock we have is old, like I owned it before college.  So of course I was excited to recieve the NYNE N-19 to review.  It keeps your device ready to use on the go, provides great sound quality, and includes a remote control. It is a high end, feature-rich, docking alarm clock with an easy-to-read custom display and backup battery that will come to your rescue during those unexpected power outages.NYNE n-19 Docking Alarm Clock
Here are some of the NYNE N-19 docking alarm clock features and I have to say that my favorite is that it syncs time automatically to your iPod, iPhone or iPad.  No more resetting the clock and missing the hour only to have to go all the way around again.  The NYNE N-19 is sleek, stylish and easy to set up.
Features include:
  • Apple certified 30-pin docking and charging station for iPods / iPhones/ iPads with built-in support bar
  • 3.5mm stereo aux-in port for other phones and MP3 players (i.e. Android, Windows, etc.)
  • AM/FM Radio with 6 presets
  • Dual Alarm with programmable wake-up volumes that allows you to wake up to your favorite playlist, radio station, or alarm tone
  • Dimmable backlit display with 5 settings
  • S-Video Output port that allows you to watch your favorite music video or movie from your mobile device directly on your TV!
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NYNE’s N-19 has an Apple-certified universal docking mechanism that can be used with most iPods, iPhones, or iPads. Your mobile lifestyle has been taken into account by design engineers who went a step further, providing an integrated
docking space that is wide enough to fit most Apple mobile devices with most protective covers in place. Wake up to the crisp, clear sounds of a custom playlist, your favorite AM/FM station, or the traditional alarm beeper. If you’re tempted to
grab a few extra ZZZs, don’t worry because the included snooze control will wake you again just in time to get to work. With the dual alarm function, you won’t have to remember to wake your sleep partner. When you’re ready to go out, just grab your
fully charged device and take off.


• UL-Approved AC
• 3.5mm Aux-in Cable
• Remote Control
• AM Antenna
• User Manual
• Quick User Guide
• Warranty Card


The NYNE N-19 would make a great gift and one lucky This Mama Loves reader will win one of their own.

An NYNE N-19 Alarm clock was provided to me to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.

CURT Manufacturing Roof Mounted Cargo Rack Giveaway

My husband was really excited when Curt Manufacturing agreed to send us a Roof Mounted Cargo Rack to review.  As a lifelong Jeep Enthusiast he always likes our vehicles to be off-road and adventure ready.  This rack looks great on the vehicle and is very functional.

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About Curt

CURT Manufacturing, LLC stands for EXCELLENCE in our products and our people. We are a manufacturer, importer, and distributor of towing system products, OE trailer products and specialty equipment products that combine competitive price, unsurpassed quality and unparalleled aesthetics. CURT aspires to be the industry leader by recognizing that the customer is king and that our people are our greatest asset.

Quick Hitch Lookup

Curt makes it easy to find just the right product for your vehicle’s make and model.  The have a Quick Hitch Lookup that guides you through and shows which products will fit.  They have everything you need to tow or carry- hitch mounted cargo carriers and bike racks.

curt roofmount basket giveaway Curt Roof Mounted Cargo basket assembly

The Curt Roof Mounted Cargo Basket is made from a durable powder coated steel and mounts easily to most roof racks.  My husband had it assembled in under 5 minutes and it took about 30 to mount on the Jeep.  Curt has great customer service and ships quickly.

Enter below for a chance to win a Curt Roof Mounted Cargo Basket.


I was provided the product to facilitate this review.  All opinions are my own.


Snickers and Milky Way come in bite size now. (Giveaway 3 winners)

Mars decided to give two of their biggest candy brands a new and fun size- bite sized!  The best part? They come out of the bag unwrapped.  It’s the Snickers and Milky Way we all know and (most of us) love and they are cute little teeny tiny bites.  Mars Bites. And maybe now you don’t have to share the bags because the candies are unwrapped and oh, I’m sorry, but I have had this cold and I’m sure you don’t want to have one of these, you don’t want to catch my cold… I kid, I kid (mostly). But really, when I was asked if I would tell you ABOUT the new bite sized, adorable versions of Snickers and Milky Way? I had to say yes. I felt it was my duty.

bite size snickers and milky way

Don’t Judge a Candy By Its Size

The candy you love is now easier to enjoy during your crazy, on-the-go lifestyle! Available at Walmart, SNICKERS® Bites and MILKY WAY® Bites are unwrapped bite sized portions of your favorite candy bars and are the perfect snack to satisfy your hunger and get you back to feeling like yourself in no time!

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Take The Bites Personality Test!

Are you smooth or just a little nutty? Take the Bites personality test  and find out if you’re more SNICKERS® or MILKY WAY®! Not only will your Bites mini match be revealed, you’ll also be entered for a chance to win $20, $50, $200 or $1000 in Wal-Mart Gift Cards!

  • Week 1 (May 6th-May 12th): Twenty winners with be selected to each receive one $50 Wal-Mart gift card.
  • Week 2 (May 13-May 19th): Ten winners will be selected to each receive one $200 Wal-Mart gift card.
  • Week 3 (May 20th-26th): Fifty winners will be selected to receive one $20 Wal-Mart gift card.
  • Week 4 (May 27th-June 2nd): One winner will receive one $1000 Wal-Mart gift card.

Entries do not roll over from week to week, so be sure to head back to see.walmart.com/bites every week for more chances to win!

Share the laughs!

With the super satisfying eCard creator, you can create a Bites themed e-card to share with your friends and family! Visitsee.walmart.com/bites and share the laughs on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!


So, are you a SNICKERS or a MILKY WAY?  Take the quiz to find out…AND enter to win one of three $50 Walmart Gift Cards!  I’m 60%….Milky Way.  I’m shocked. I thought for sure I’d be all Snickers.  Who knew? 


Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own.

Inglesina Trip Stroller (Giveaway) with Daily Mom

Daily Mom emailed to ask if I’d host a short one week giveaway for them to celebrate their site.  Knowing how much my readers love baby strollers, I agreed to host a giveaway for an Inglesina Trip Stroller!50-days-of-giveaways-on-dailymom-500

You might have heard of the new online magazine, Daily Mom, that just launched last month. It’s an amazing resource of posts and articles for the modern woman and mom. Imagine Pinterest worthy posts with useful information about all aspects of life – from parenting to beauty, fashion, green living, health, fitness, and more. Once you visit Daily Mom, you will be hooked – jumping from one post to another.

I have partnered with Daily Mom to host one of their giveaways as a part of an extensive 50 Days of Giveaways campaign to celebrate their launch. For 50 days, they will be giving away one awesome prize a day to thank their new readers.

So today we’re giving an opportunity for one lucky reader to win a Stroller from Inglesina.

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Why should you have to sacrifice style, comfort, quality and features just for the convenience of a conventional, compact and lightweight umbrella stroller? You shouldn’t. And Inglesina doesn’t think so either. Be sure to check out their products on their website. Keep in the loop by following them on Facebook and Twitter.  And of course, enter below for a chance to win.

Check out Daily Mom’s Feature on Inglesina’s Trip Stroller by writer Danielle

The giveaway will run for a week, and there are only two mandatory entries with many optional ones. All you have to do is follow the directions below in the Rafflecopter widget. This giveaway is open to legal Continental US residents only.
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After you’ve entered the giveaway, be sure to browse Daily Mom and check out some of my favorite posts! I’m loving:

Why You Should Exfoliate Your Skin

Digital Spring Cleaning

Witch Hazel’s Magical Powers

Wanna Win Something (Giveaway Linky)

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Monster High Prize Pack 

McWrap Prize Package

2 qt Good Cook Batter Bowl 4 winners

Mombo Nursing Pillow

Dillon Rogers Kid Bracelet

$75 Empowering Women Prize Pack

$50 Pink Blush Maternity GC

ItsySparks Subscription 1 month

Professional Skin Care System from Toilettree Products – ends 5/15

$100 Microsoft Store Gift Card Giveaway #GoMicrosoft – Ends 5/25

Giveaway: Google Nexus 7 – Ends 5/26

Star Trek the Game for XBOX 360

Chick-Fil-A Coupon Giveaway

$100 Amazon giftcard giveaway!

$200 Toys R Us or $200 PayPal giveaway

$25 Publix Gift Card + 4 Yoplait Greek 100 Free Product Coupons

Kidkraft Kitchen Giveaway – ends 5/31

Lindsay Phillips Shoes Giveaway – ends 5/31

Mission Giveaway Weight Loss to Go Win $100 Amazon – ends 5/17

Win Vera Bradley Watch – ends 5/18

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