Mars’ Candies “Who Will You BOO” #DontBeTheDarkHouse #CBias #MMsGetCorny

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I found out about "Boo-ing" friends and neighbors during the Halloween season before I had kids.  We weren't included because we didn't yet have children, but I knew this was something I wanted to do eventually, and once my oldest was 3 we started Boo-ing friends and neighbors.  Its not about the money spent or ...

Napa Valley Culinary Event to Serve Up Great Music and Superfoods for a Worthy Cause

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There's an upcoming event in Napa Valley – Live in the Vineyard presented by Aloft Hotels – that combines food, wine and a once-in-a-lifetime music experience with artists like Daughtry, Michelle Branch, O.A.R., Christina Perri and many more. Tickets to Live in the Vineyard cannot be purchased. There are only three ways to get VIP access ...

Jamie’s Run- Building a Cure for Childhood Cancer One Block at a Time

Its time to change gears a little bit here.  I will be running  my first 5k  on November 6th...(yes, RUNNING - well, truth be told, its really more a "perky walk" but I will be running Jamie's Run, aka the JK5K-(want to sponsor?  Head to Active.com and find me), this year, not walking, and my 2 older ...

Share it and Wear it Contest

The Mavens are at it again! We have a great new giveaway contest for you that is fun and will get your creative juices flowing! Share It & Wear It! We want to hear what you have to say! Got a funny, cute, original, crazy, but family friendly slogan you would love to see on a T-shirt? ...

I Skyped with Queen Latifah and she’s awesome. #parksunleashed

I did. I skyped with Queen Latifah.  I really wanted to head down to NYC with the other Zyrtec Parks Unleashed  bloggers but the timing was bad and I wasn't able to get away for an entire day, and thankfully, Ms. Latifah was kind enough to agree to Skype with me.  I love her muchly.  She's ...

Winners. Lots of them.

Winners have been emailed and have 48 hours to respond or I'll have to pick a new winner.    Please check your spam if you don't see an email from me in your inbox!! Brightbin Lunchbox Set: Claudia N MAD Tv DVD Allison D BabyLegs Marsha Plow & Hearth Rae H Halloween Express (with 666 entries- kinda spooky, no?!) Kimmie B Let's Rock! Elmo Betsy H Schwans Frozen ...

Cold Pitching Works: Don’t Be Scared!

I was really nervous about cold pitching. Extremely nervous. Mainly because I did not want to just pitch a random company about a random product. I figured they would just turn me down. Why would they want to promote a product that has been successful for years? Then I read something somewhere about PRnewswire. I dug ...

Some winners

OK Drawing a bunch of winners right now- CONGRATS!! If you don't get an email from me but see your name here, please send an email to thismamalovesherbargains@yahoo.com (maybe I'm going to spam??) The Gruffalo DVD Julie Lynn B Chicken Joe Janell W Emergen-C Kidz Dee K Corel PhotoPro Schmidty Musingmom6 sherricrawford Mary Englebreit Calendar robyn e

ToysRUs & BabiesRUs announce layaway

Today, Toys"R"Us announced that it will offer customers even more convenient, flexible payment options this holiday season. Layaway will be available in Toys"R"Us and Babies "R"Us stores nationwide.( Toys"R"Us Express and Outlet stores do not participate in the company's layaway program.) Also special limited-time Bill Me Later offers, available online at Toysrus.com and Babiesrus.com, offer ...

Chinese Acrobats Live Show (NJ State Theater only)

The National Acrobats of China Sun, November 6, 2011 at 3pm at the State Theater in NJ! The ensemble of 35 thrills audiences with a mesmerizing, mystifying combination of martial arts, acrobatics, and illusion. The program will include cycling stunts, plate-spinning, foot-juggling, aerial maneuvers, balancing acts, and more, set to traditional Chinese music. From handstands to headstands, ...