Giveaway - Put a Spring in your Step with Eleven Collection shoes for your boy or girl!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Fancy footwork is is no match for these durable kids shoes from Eleven Collection. If you are a fan of their sister company, tiny tot footwear seller See Kai Run, you will go balistic over their "big kid" shoes in sizes 9-3. I know I did. Sophia recently got a pair of these gorgeous Eleven Collection shoes you see to the right here. She wore them to school, played with them on the playground, climbed the jungle gym and even wore them in the rain that day. (oops!). Talk about durable and easily cleaned! These are WELL made shoes. The soles are sturdy and non-marking, and the colors are vibrant and rich, not faded or easily rubbed off. I always check the stitching and glue on shoes, and these are extremely well designed for long lasting durability. They can take what ever your big kid can dish out. The boys selection is delicious. I am actually ordering Sagan pair of Nolan's in brown as seen below. It isn't very often I review a product then end up searching out more and BUYING it obsessively... not since Stacy's Pita Chips! (lol) So now I can add Eleven Collection shoes to my "must have for 2010" list. What a GREAT pair of shoes. Please check out their site and drool over their cute as a button collection for all little feet size. There is a color and design to match just about any activity level and outfit. Now if they just made them in a women's 9 life would be perfect!

Can you stand the cuteness? Yeah. I can't.


I knew that would get your attention. Here's how:

  • Post a comment on this entry with your favorite style and size of Eleven Collection Footwear.
  • For an added entry, comment AND follow SMWFamily on Twitter. That's me!
  • For an added entry, Fan Sagan's Universe on Facecrack. I..I mean... Facebook.
  • For an added entry, join Eleven Collection's Mailing list.
  • For two more entries, come to my house and mow my lawn. Just kidding!

Thats up to four entries folks!

Contest ends May 18th and is open to US and Canada residents. Special thanks to Eleven Collection for providing me with a sample for this review. I was not paid to promote this item and my comments are my actual opinion.

Earth Day Giveaway - $20 dollar Stop & Shop Gift Card and Enter to Win!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth day and subsequent Earth "Month", Earthlings! I have another great giveaway for you, and a chance to win an earth friendly vehicle thanks to Stop & Shop. This month, Stop & Shop is paying homage to Mother Earth by offering you the chance to win one of two 2010 eco-friendly Hybrid cars!

Entering is easy..... From April 16-29, buy 5 participating General Mills items with your Stop & Shop card, use a re-useable shopping bag and you’ll automatically be entered to win. There are two different sets of participating General Mills items for each week of the promotion (participating brands for week 1 listed below). No purchase is necessary, because can also enter without making a purchase by completing an official entry form at your local Stop & Shop store. There are two 2010 Hybrid cars up for grabs, and the more you buy the better your chances are to win! Limit one entry per visit. Open to residents of MA, RI, CT, NH, NJ, NY, MD, DE, VA or DC and individuals at least 18 years old.

Participating brands and products: April 16-22
Cascadian Farms Cereal
Cascadian Farms Frozen Vegetables
Progresso Light, Reduced Sodium and High Fiber Soups
Betty Crocker Specialty Potatoes
Betty Crocker Boxed Muffins
Betty Crocker Cookie Pouch
Nature Valley Crunchy, Sweet & Salty, Trail Mix and Yogurt Bars
Nature Valley Granola Nut Clusters
General Mills Fiber One Chewy Bars
Betty Crocker Gushers, Fruit Shapes, Fruit by the Foot, or Fruit Rollups
Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers
Yo-Plus, Yoplait Fiber One or Yoplait Delights Multi Pack
Yoplait Original, Light, Thick & Creamy, Light Thick & Creamy or Whips
Pillsbury Grands Biscuits
Totino’s Pizza Rolls 90 Ct.
Cheerios 18 Oz
Cinnamon Toast Crunch 24.9 Oz
Honey Nut Cheerios 25.25 Oz
Kix 18 Oz
Lucky Charms 24 Oz
Multigrain Cheerios 16.2 Oz
Week 2 ~ April 23-29
Cascadian Farms Cereal
Green Giant Vegetables
Nature Valley Crunchy or Sweet & Salty Granola Bars
Green Giant Boxed Vegetables or Prepared Vegetables, Simple Steam Seasoned Vegetables or Rices
Green Giant Wanchai Ferry Entrees
Yoplait Frozen Smoothies
Totino’s Pizza Rolls
Pillsbury Savorings
Fiber One Muffins
Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
Pillsbury Sweet Rolls
Yoplait Greek Style Yogurt
Yoplait Kid Multi Pack
Cheerios 14 Oz
Cocoa Puffs 16.5 Oz
Honey Nut Cheerios 17 Oz
Lucky Charms 16 oz
Multigrain Cheerios 12.8 Oz
Reeses Peanut Butter Puffs 18 Oz

To celebrate this promotion, Sagan's Universe has been offered by myblogspark and Stop & Shop to give away ONE 20 dollar Stop & Shop gift card... think about all the green groceries you can buy with that puppy!

How to Enter: Leave a comment on this post and tell me what your favorite General Mills product is to stock up on and if you did anything fantastic this month to better the planet. Personally, I was more diligent with recycling and remembered my canvas bags every time I went to the store!

Additional Entries:
1- Subscribe to Sagan's Universe Blog and leave a comment letting me know you did. 1- Become a fan of Sagan's Universe on Facebook. 2 blog about this giveaway. Thats 4 extra entries! Whoah!
Hurry, this contest ends next Thursday, Stu's birthday... April 29th! Make sure you leave an email where I can reach you to tell you that you have won!

All information has been provided to me by General Mills and Stop & Shop, through MyBlogSpark. I was not paid for this post; I received a $20 Stop & Shop gift card for my participation.

The View is great from here - Win a trip to see the View!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

I went to see The View a few months ago, and we had a ball in NYC. I can't believe I forgot to blog about it. But now that I am a The View brand Ambassator, I am revisiting that wonderful trip in my head. I don't always agree with what the ladies of the View talk about, but I have learned tolerance from watching them. They prove people from different backgrounds with differing opinions and passions can work well together. Here's a picture of my Mother in Law Arlene and I at the View in November.

Here's Sherrie looking awesome. The camera really does add weight because that girl has done wonders with her figure.

If you would like a once in a lifetime chance to see The View in NYC, there is currently a sweepstakes to win a trip. Click here for a chance to enter and you can win a trip to see a taping of The View! Thanks, Mom Central!

Say Cheese! Here's a pic I took from where I was sitting.

I am a participant in The View brand Campaign, and will receive a tote bag and other items for my reviews and promotions.

Giveaway -Wanchai Ferry Meal for Two gift pack!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Chinese food. Let us pause for a moment. Do you remember the last time you brought home Chinese for you and your special other someone? I'm talking BEFORE kids. You know that smell, that distinctly Asian flavor that fills your house before you even open the plain brown wrapper, and expose your taste buds to the signature taste of the orient. Now, Wanchai Ferry brings this taste to you from the freezer case of your local market. Myblogspark and the people over at Wanchai Ferry have hooked me up with a GREAT giveaway so you can share not only the spectacular taste of Wanchai Ferry's new Frozen entrees for two, but get yourself some hot swag over at Target to go with your meal.

Husband and I decided to try Wanchai Ferry the other night actually, so I got the Spicy Garlic Chicken. There are three parts to creating your meal, the most difficult of which is simply browning your chicken. Then you remove the chicken, add veggies, cook them up, add the chicken back with some water, their special sauce, and cook it up for 5 minutes. Then, you microwave some jasmine rice up and serve it over that. The Rice microwaves up perfectly. Very impressive. So how did it taste.? Well, The DH's opinion was... A+! Seriously, it tastes AWESOME. For something from the freezer section, I was shocked at how spicy and delicious it tastes... and here's the surprising part... NO MSG! So my honest opinion of Wanchai Ferry Frozen meals from the freezer section is an over all A. And it comes in other flavors other than Orange chicken and Spicy Garlic Chicken. Check out the other products here. The only small complaint I had was that I had to brown up the chicken separately, but a lot of people will prefer to do that anyway. I was just a little nervous I would over-brown it, but the directions on the package were very clear and easy to follow.
Would YOU Like a Wanchai Ferry "Perfect Night In" Prize pack? It contains a 25 dollar gift card to Target, a free bag of Wanchai Ferry, two pairs of chopsticks, two Asian bowls, and two bamboo place mats. Truly a GREAT giveaway. All you have to do to be in the running for this prize is ONE or ALL of the following. 1 entry- comment here, telling me about how you would spend the perfect night in. 2 entries- fan "Sagan's Universe" on facebook. and 3 entries - follow SMWfamily on Twitter. If you can't figure out how to comment here, comment on our Facebook fan page and I will put you in the running. And what ever you do.... remember to give me an email where I can reach you! Hurry though... this delicious giveaway ends February 25th!
Wanchai Ferry provided me with free product, information, and prize pack through MyBlogSpark.