Tuesday, June 29, 2010

{Summer Carnival Event} Seeking Sponsors

The Summer Carnival Event starts July 15th and ends Aug 15th. It is going to be a blast! We are celebrating wonderful products for moms, kids, babies,home and more will all be featured.  
The Summer Carnival Event will be widely promoted and there will be much buzz as the excitement builds! This will be the hottest giveaway and review event of the year! If you are interested in being one of the awesome companies that are participating, i would love to add you to the event. I assure you that you will be in great company, the sponsors for this event are amazing. I look forward to hearing from you! Please email jennette@smartandtrendymoms.com

Monday, June 28, 2010

{Pillow Pets} + Giveaway

When considering a toy for my kids i often look for toys with a purpose. Something they will use, love and play with. If you are like me then Pillow Pets should be your next stop. And if you were lucky like me and have seen their wonderful commercial and selection then you know how wonderful these are. Both my younger kids go totally crazy when it comes on. Running about the house yelling out which one they want next. Choosing was the hardest part but were so excited to get the Bee pillow pet. My son Skyler loves bees, so that is why we chose him. When he came it was supposed to be for my son. But like most things between a 2 and 4 year old, the fight was on. Skylers bee is now Shevys bee and has a great home on her bed.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

{Giveaway Reminder} Low entries ends 6/27

I just could not let this one end without a heads-up! Prefresh has an amazing selection clothes for kids with an urban twist. Their products are so much fun. Enter this giveaway now. Low entries and ends tomorrow!!

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Giveaway Reminders-Ending 6/24

We have a few giveaways ending tonite so get your entries in!
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

{CSN} + Giveaway

Every since my husband and i have moved into our current home we have focused on little things to fix it up and make it our own. The goal has always been to find affordable ways to bring personality to our home.
One thing that can change a room or even your outdoor space is lights. Lighting can be a very affordable way to spruce up your indoors or outdoors. Lucky for my husband i have found that CSN has an amazing selection of affordable lighting. We are in super need of outdoor light replacement, like ours our probably as old as me. I have my eyes on theirs. Priced right from just 14.00. There is a great selection and they are a great value.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

{Wordless Wednesday}

{Kranich’s Jewelers}

Jewelry has got to be one of the most fun thing to shop for. Whether you are shopping for a gift or for something to spoil yourself, jewelry shopping is just plain great! I have found so many things i would love to have from Kranich’s Jewelers. The Verragio collection makes me think my husband needs to be diamond shopping! I am loving everything from the Two Tone Gold Everlon Love Knot Collection. If you have a chocolate or candy lover to shop for then the Hershey Kiss Jewelry needs to be your next stop. They also have free gift wrapping and a Wishlist that you can set up!
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{Boon} + Giveaway

My son is almost 2 and is beginning to take interest in going potty. He is to the point of wanting to try every diaper change. He makes it a game to run to the bathroom and sit on his training toilet. He is trying so very hard and wants to go but still has only gone a few times. Boon has made it so easy with their Potty Bench. It is an amazing training toilet complete with toilet paper holder and side storage for all your potty necessities . He now wants to go more and loves the toilet paper compartment.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

{Prefresh} + Giveaway

Thanks to Prefresh my kids wardrobe suddenly got tons cooler. I mean the kind of items that make you take a second look. Fun, cool original wearable freshness is the way i would describe some of their styles. The quality and comfort of their clothes is wonderful, making them not only cool but durable.

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Friday, June 11, 2010

{Costco} + Giveaway

I love finding great fun and healthy snacks for my family. I had the chance to try Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix Bars and Simply Fruit Roll-Ups. My kids and husband loved them. Their convenient size makes them easy to pack in lunches or just as a healthy afternoon snack. These are not only tasty but affordable.

Gevalia - Giveaway

I love coffee. It is one of the few things i must have everyday. Although i am not really picky about my coffee i do like it to taste good.  I had the chance to try Gevalia 1853 Heritage Blend. Right away upon opening the package i could smell the wonderful aroma. I thought it tasted smooth, and i just adjusted to my preferred strength and i loved it. Gevalia also has many types of coffees available. I have my eye on the flavored favorites and am drooling over their selection of coffee makers and gifts. This is a one stop place for coffee lovers alike!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

{Murano Glass Gifts Co.}

When you are in the market for a unique gift idea look no further than Murano.  Murano Glass Gifts Co carries the finest in imported Venetian glass art. I enjoyed looking over the Murano Glass Jewelry collection. It features Murano glass pendants, bracelets, necklaces, earrings and more.  I loved the pendants. The bold beautiful colors and the uniqueness are very impressive making them a wonderful gift idea for that special person.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tuesday Blog Hops!!

It's That Time Again, For
 Follow Me Back Tuesday is hosted by Survey Junkie, Little Yaya's, Review Retreat  & Boobies,BabiesAndABlog.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Hapari - Giveaway

Summer is my favorite season of the year.Sun, fun and then the dreaded swimsuit drama i go through every year.  I have always had a hard time shopping for swimsuits. My body type is not one that allows me to just shop right off the rack. Although i would love to to think i look good in anything, the sensible side of me lets me enjoy my good features and work with the not so good ones. That is why i am loving the beautiful tankinis available from Hapari. These are perfect for me and i am sure for many other women that still want to look great while hiding the curves they may not like. The Tankini can be mixed and matched with your favorite swimwear bottoms from Hapari. Which they have a great selection for by the way. Find all their great styles available here.

Hapari Swimwear enhances the curves you love and hides the curves you don't. We make modest swimwear and tankinis that are stylish and comfortable for all body types. With Hapari's new line of tankini swimwear we've improved upon the things women have traditionally disliked about modest swimsuits. Using our special style tabs, every tankini can be worn 3 different ways; halter, tank and criss cross. From our huge selection of tankinis and modest swimwear, you can mix and match any top with any bottom. Every swim top can be enhanced with our silicone breast inserts called "Illusions". Hapari's swimwear line offers several different styles of modest swim suits. Each fashion style provides comfort and appropriate coverage. Hapari's modest swimwear is designed with our body shaping secrets that enhance your figure, and allow every woman to feel confident and beautiful in her swimsuit!


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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Getting to know YOU

This will be my first time linking up with this meme. It looks like fun and a great way to get to know a little about other bloggers. If you are new here i am Jennette!

Getting to know YOU

1. If a person has a booger in their nose. and you can see it, do you tell them?
Umm that depends if i know them or it is a stranger. A stranger is kind of on their own with this one:)
2. What are you passionate about?
My 3 kids
3. How long have you been blogging?
Only 1 year!
4. What is your favorite "summer" drink?
Well Bud Light Lime when i am feelin groovy or Ice cold Pepsi
5. What is your favorite type of music?
Country, love it!
6. Something I do before I go to bed is......?
I always eat.
7. My Summer vacation plans are...?
Camping, lots of racing and being with family!
8. My favorite must have, can't live without, beauty product is?
Concealer, and mascara are tied. I would hate to choose.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

My first yardsale and well.............

My first yardsale and well i am glad i got it out of the way! And wanted to share with you. I started this weekend not sure what i was in for. Or well if i would even sell anything. It started out much like every other day around my house. Kids were hungry, husband was leaving for work, me no shower and looking a fright. After preparing all my things for months inadvance i was ready to go. It was all going great, meeting all the neighborhood friendly's and out of no where it was like a cattle herd with me and the kids belongings in the middle. That is what you want at a yardsale right? Sure you do, but not planning in advance for every single person with every single item to haggle with you on price will cost you time-it did me:) I had no idea that i would be negotiating 10 cent picture frames . This is new to me! Do not get me wrong i love a good yard sale but shit if it says 25 cents i go with it.... I had some ladies do this today over 10 or 15 cents. I had bikerish kinda guys buying the kids stuffed animals for their puppy, kinda cute right? Nah they must have had like Jack or something in their cokes cause there were a swayin at 2pm in the day. Had one lady that wanted to buy this really big mirror, like huge for her stallion horse(odd kinda?). I visited with more pregnant women in one day the any other in my life.(that is cool).  I did my second daughters first lemonade stand and found 3 out 5 prefer Pink lemonade over regular lemonade(She did a great job). I had the pleasure of meeting more than half of the dogs that shit in my front yard.(that is cool to-but i don't have a dog and do not want dog shit:) Today was the only day you will see a Mercedez parked in front of my house, not sure why the rich folk shopped at my yardsale but they did.( We drive cool cars, not luxury cars;) I took lessons in auto sales after the 20th time of asking... "Is your Motor home for sale?" Yes my friends it is a yardsale but no its not for sale. This was only funny after i really considered selling my old car after another guy said .."Hey is that Honda for sale?" Would have left my tattooed bikerish looking husband riding a scooter to work..Haha LMAO. So you see i had alot of fun today and did it all with my family, minus the husband though, to bad for him. He sure missed out on all the funny, weird, crazy things that happen at a yardsale... In our neighborhood! I hope you all have a great weekend:) I will be back Monday with a few new giveaways!!
Thanks everyone!

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Little girls love bows!!! Ribbons and Sprinkles Giveaway-Easy Entry/ends 6/10

One lucky STM reader will win this Adorable pink Disney zebra bow.  Approximately 5in wide by 4in tall, with a cute pink Minnie button inside a bottle cap from Ribbons and Sprinkles

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Giveaway Link-Up Sites

Link-Up Giveaway sites are listed by day. Ongoing will be at the bottom. If you have a weekly or daily linky that you would like added just email me through the contact link at the top:) Any linkys noted with are a few of my favs because of their linkys or just because!!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

WIN!! Hurry Up Review and Giveaway(ends 6/9)

We recently got the chance to try a game by Random Line called “Hurry Up!” and we love it! It’s for 2 to 6 players, ages 8 and up. It reminds me a little bit of Yatzee, with trying to roll specific combinations of the dice. However, it is much easier for my 8 and 10 year olds to play because there isn’t as much strategy involved since you are trying to roll a specific combination on the dice in each round.

We had lots of fun playing this game and the kids begged to play another game of it right away.

I liked this game because it is also educational in that you have to write down and add up your scores and on a couple of the levels you have to add up the dice. It also seems to be great for teaching kids to not give up even if they are behind. The person in the lead seems to change frequently, and the upper levels are worth more points and you can win one of those and quickly pass everyone else.

Overall, this is a great game, simple rules, educational, and lots of fun. The box says “It’s Fast and a Blast!” We agree.

One reader will win Hurry Up! (a NEW fast paced dice game)
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We received a "Hurry Up!" game from Random Line at no cost in exchange for our honest opinion.
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YourPictureBook.com Review and Giveaway( Ends 6/15)

I have said many times how much i love personalized gifts, especially for my kids. Well YourPictureBook.com takes personalization to a whole new level with their personalized books. With just one photo they made my daughter her very own personalized book. We chose the Moon Dirt Milkshake book for her.