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Apron Full of Giveaways 12.17.13

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

holiday tulle apron

Source: Lady Scarletts,  $16.00

 

Welcome to our Apron Full of Giveaways! I hope everyone is having a great week this week! As we do each week, here is our round-up of giveaways for our readers. We hope that this is beneficial to you and your family! Please let us know if you guys win anything- I love to hear the success stories!

Below are the contest links-if you are hosting a contest please link it up below. Sorry, we are not giving away the aprons just showcasing them! Please put your site name and then what type of contest you are hosting. For example, “MomAdvice (Kid’s Movies).”

Good luck to each of you!

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January MomAdvice Book Club Selection: The Paris Architect (GIVEAWAY!)

Friday, December 13th, 2013

I am so excited to be getting our first book club selection off the ground and have chosen, “The Paris Architect,” by Charles Belfoure as this month’s selection.

You know when you read a book and you can’t stop talking about it? That book was this book for me this month. The story is set in 1942 in Paris and tells the story of a gifted architect named Lucien Bernard. In a time of true economic strife and rations in the city, Lucien is commissioned to design secret hiding places in homes to hide wealthy Jews to prevent them from being taken by the Nazis. Although, Lucien is no way supportive of assisting the Jews, he is very hungry for money and if he can design these spaces, he is also given other jobs that can help him continue leading a rather comfortable life.

The problem is… by assisting the Jewish people he is risking his own life. The other problem is… what if he actually starts to care?

This book will be graphic in nature. There is violence, language, and sexuality. This will not be an easy topic. This is a book you will want to talk about. This will be a book you will remember.

Charles Belfoure

Charles Belfoure is a debut novelist and is an architect by profession, which is why this book is so beautiful in detail and thought. He runs his own blog called The Wicked Architect. I know you will want to become a fan after you read this one!

Charles has graciously offered two of our readers the chance to win his book. He has also offered to answer your questions, which I could not be more excited about! 

To enter to win a copy of, “The Paris Architect,” please enter via the Rafflecopter widget below!  

MomAdvice Book Club

Our book club discussion for this novel will take place on January 28th. I will try to collect your questions for the author before that though via our Facebook group! Sign up for our newsletter to stay informed and connect with me on GoodReads too!

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Freebie Friday December 13, 2013

Friday, December 13th, 2013

freebie friday Happy Freebie Friday, everyone! We would like to thank Couponing 101 for assisting us with our freebies each week for loads of deals, savings, and freebies!

This week on MomAdvice I am sharing an easy way to glam up a pair of slippers with interchangeable fabric flowers and fun diy holiday yarn trees to decorate a ledge or table for Christmas. I’ve also got two specials running – a $500 cash giveaway (hurry, it ends today!) and a review and giveaway for my favorite new subscription service, Scribd (so cool, it’s like Netflix for ebooks!). Our weekly notebook is filled with inspiring DIY food, decorating and craft ideas, and we have more than 100 contests you can enter on our weekly round-up of great giveaways.

Bonus Freebie:

Receive a FREE 3-Month membership to Scribd (access to over 100,000 ebooks!) with Mom Advice’s exclusive code (expires December 31st!).

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Health & Beauty

Baby Safety Latches Sample Pack

Food & Drink

Bottle of Aquafina FlavorSplash

Pet

Hill’s Pet Nutrition Ideal Balance Dog Treats

Entertainment

Joyce Meyer 2014 Calendar

Family Circle One-Year Magazine Subscription

Keurig K-Cups Winter Coffee Recipes eBook

Christmas Music MP3 Songs

Wrap With Love: Holiday Gift Giving With Less Stress and More Joy eBook

Printable Christmas Planner

A Christmas Carol eBook

Christmas Printable Packs for Kids

12 Days of Christmas Coloring Pages

Christmas Alphabet Printables

Reindeer Educational Pack

Gingerbread ABC Matching Cards

Better Homes & Gardens Magazine Subscription

A Christmas Carol Audiobook

This Week’s Freebie Events: December 14 – 20

14th - Lakeshore Learning: Create a Festive Picture Frame Ornament, 11 am – 3 pm

14th - Lowe’s: Build a Train Engine, 10 am

14th - Michael’s: Learn How to Use DecoArt Stencils, 1 – 3 pm

 

Apron Full of Giveaways 12.10.13

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

candy cane apron

Source: Imagine That Custom Design,  $23.00

 

Welcome to our Apron Full of Giveaways! I hope everyone is having a great week this week! As we do each week, here is our round-up of giveaways for our readers. We hope that this is beneficial to you and your family! Please let us know if you guys win anything- I love to hear the success stories!

Below are the contest links-if you are hosting a contest please link it up below. Sorry, we are not giving away the aprons just showcasing them! Please put your site name and then what type of contest you are hosting. For example, “MomAdvice (Kid’s Movies).”

Good luck to each of you!

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$500 Cash Giveaway

Friday, December 6th, 2013

500_Dollar_Cash_Giveaway

I am so excited to be offering up a very special surprise giveaway opportunity to one lucky reader. Today we are sharing a $500 cash giveaway (made in the form of a Visa Gift Card) to help with all of those holiday gifts you might be shopping for.

Here are all of the fantastic bloggers that are sponsoring this special giveaway: 

A Cowboy’s Wife

A Family Feast

Barbara Bakes

Bless This Mess

Crumbs and Chaos

Eat at Home Cooks

Frugal Upstate

Hoosier Homemade

Let’s Dish

Kitchen Meets Girl

Mom Advice (that’s me!)

Pocket Change Gourmet

Roxana’s Home Baking

Sophistishe

Sweet Sugarbelle

Sweet Treats and More

The Pennington Point

Unsophisticook

Wholesome Mommy

Your Homebased Mom

 

Below is the Rafflecopter widget where you can enter to win this $500 cash giveaway. You will have the opportunity to check out all the fun ways you can enter for additional entries! This giveaway will end on 12/13 (Friday) so be sure to get your entries in today!

Good luck and Happiest of Holidays!!

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Freebie Friday December 6, 2013

Friday, December 6th, 2013

freebie friday Happy Freebie Friday, everyone! We would like to thank Couponing 101 for assisting us with our freebies each week for loads of deals, savings, and freebies! And be sure to check out their fantastic list of 200+ stocking stuffers all under $5! I love how this great list is arranged by interests, too – so awesome!

This week on MomAdvice I am sharing some fun and easy Christmas ideas! Our Easy Burlap Wreath Tutorial is a no-sew, no-glue, no-cut, but totally cute holiday decoration you can complete in about 30 minutes. Also, I show how we take a few minutes to make Easy Christmas Tree Cinnamon Rolls with our kids, which has become one of our favorite traditions! And I’ve got not one, but two adorable knitting ideas this week – make unique Yarn Ball Ornaments for the knitters on your list or knit up a Snowflake Scarf from Purl Soho to keep everyone else on your list warm. Our weekly notebook is filled with even more Christmas food, decorating and craft ideas, and we have more than 100 contests you can enter on our weekly round-up of great giveaways!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Health & Beauty

Essence of Beauty Body Mist at CVS

Food & Drink

Culver’s Mini Mixer Ice Cream With M&M’s

Chili’s Holideals: Free Appetizer, Dessert, Chips, or Kid’s Meal

Entertainment

Christmas Joy Printable Gift Tag

Away In A Manger Printable Gift Wrap

Christmas Printable Pack

25 Days of Christmas Music Downloads

Busy Mom’s Christmas Planner

Nativity Pre-K/K Pack

12 Days of Christmas Printable Pack

Nativity Calendar Cards

Leadership Secrets of the Salvation Army Audiobook

The Promise of Christmas is Jesus eBook

Dave Ramsey’s Junior’s Adventures: The Big Birthday Surprise eBook

This Week’s Freebie EventsDecember 6 – 13

6th - Barnes & Noble: Polar Express Storytime, 7 pm 

7th - Home Depot: Build a Tic Tac Toe, 9 am – 12 pm

7th - Lakeshore Learning: Create an Igloo Toss Game, 11 am – 3 pm

7th - Michael’s: Learn How To Make a Gingerbread House, 10 am – 12 pm

 

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Apron Full of Giveaways 12.03.13

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

paris apron

Source: My Empty Nest Designs,  $36.50

 

Welcome to our Apron Full of Giveaways! I hope everyone is having a great week this week! As we do each week, here is our round-up of giveaways for our readers. We hope that this is beneficial to you and your family! Please let us know if you guys win anything- I love to hear the success stories!

Below are the contest links-if you are hosting a contest please link it up below. Sorry, we are not giving away the aprons just showcasing them! Please put your site name and then what type of contest you are hosting. For example, “MomAdvice (Kid’s Movies).”

Good luck to each of you!

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Christmas Gift Ideas Under $25

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Christmas Gift Ideas Under $25 from MomAdvice.com.

As is tradition for the holiday season, today I wanted to share great gift ideas for under $25 to add to your Christmas wish list or to share with someone you love in your life. These are a few of the items that are on my own personal wish list this year!

Mischief Maker Scarf in Navy (Modcloth)

Mischief Maker Scarf in Navy

If you thought I was obsessed with owls this last year, I have found a new obsession with another woodland creature. I am in love with this novelty-printed fox scarf for adding a whimsical layer to my wardrobe. I hope Santa will wrap one of these up for me for under my Christmas tree! ($22.99)

Jane Austen: Seven Novels in One

Jane Austen: Seven Novels (Barnes & Noble Collectible Edition)

I have never tackled a Jane Austen book although I love every movie adaptation I have ever seen of her books. Each Christmas I ask for one of these beautiful reissued classics from Barnes & Noble and try to read it for the year. Why just buy one book though when you can get seven in one? I am adding this affordable 7-in-1 books to my Christmas list this year. ($18)

Work Hard Stay Humble Print

Work Hard Stay Humble Print

I am always looking for prints to add to my office and I absolutely love this reminder for my home office. The Motivated Type offers loads of motivational prints for living in beautiful typography. I would love to fill every room of my home with pretty font-filled motivation, but this print in particular speaks to my heart.  For your $25 budget, you can get a size 11×14 print! ($25)

Celebrate Banner Cake Topper from Lisa Leonard Designs

Celebrate Banner Cake Topper

We are all about celebrating the big and little occasions around here and I would love to get this beautiful, “Celebrate,” banner in silver to top our baked doughnuts, cakes, and pancakes in the morning for those moments. I am a big fan of Lisa Leonard and her amazing company Lisa Leonard Designs. Although this one is priced at $28, she offers a 15% discount if you sign up for her newsletter (see along the left-hand side of her page). What a beautiful detail to add to our family celebrations! ($28)

Oh Kale Yeah Market Tote (West Elm)

Oh Kale Yeah Tote

Man, my farmer’s market visits just got a lot more fun with this hilarious tote from West Elm. In all seriousness, I love a good tote bag and I think this one really delivers on the fun and functional factors. ($18)

Color-Blocked Cake Stands (Anthropologie)

Color-Blocked Cake Stand

Oh, the housewares at Anthropologie just make me swoon. This color-blocked stand would be a perfect addition to my cake stand collection and I love the antique details on this one. Although the $25 budget only affords me the small one, it would be just perfect for my food photography (Small- $16)

Owl Stitch Markers

 Owl Stitch Markers

I may be moving on to the foxes this year, but I still love my owls. For my mother-in-law last year, I got her a cute set of sock monkey stitch markers. She says it is her favorite thing and such a fun addition to her knitting supplies. For knitters, it can be hard to come up with fun new gifts to add to their arsenal of tools, but a cute set of personalized stitch markers are a one-of-a-kind gift that any knitter would love. If these sell out, check winemakerssister for lots of other fun knitting notions and gifts ($11.95)

Headed to Starbucks Hat (Flourish Boutique)

Headed to Starbucks Hat

It’s no secret that I am a big fan of our site sponsor Flourish Boutique! There is rarely a day you will catch me not wearing something from their beautiful shop. This wool hat  is a perfect example of beauty and functionality. I am crazy about anything with rosettes and these neutral colors mean it would match with anything in my wardrobe. Although this is priced a little out of my $25 and under budget, our readers get a 25% off discount code using WEB25, putting me right under budget! ($29.50)

Q&A a Day Journal (Amazon)

Q & A a Day

I am always looking for new ways to journal, but I have a hard time coming up with things to write about, especially on a daily basis. I love this idea for a journal because it offers 365 questions that you can answer over the course of five years. I think this might help me with my writer’s block that I have when trying to find the words to describe our daily life (affilate link to Amazon for purchasing- $14.16)

Forest Saunter Mug (Anthropologie)

Forest Saunter Mug

Well, if you aren’t into woodland creatures, I’m afraid that half of my list just isn’t for you this year! Sorry about that! Every year I try to get one cute new mug and this year Anthropologie captured my heart with this woodland creature mug  with, “these wood are lovely,” nestled inside. I can picture enjoying my morning coffee in this one and the price tag on that fits just right too! ($10)

Love these ideas and looking for more? Be sure to check last year’s list of Christmas Gifts Under $25 for the Ladies in your life! What is on your Christmas list this year?

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Apron Full of Giveaways 11.26.13

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

thanksgiving aprons

Source: Robin’s Nest,  $20.00

 

Welcome to our Apron Full of Giveaways! I hope everyone is having a great week this week! As we do each week, here is our round-up of giveaways for our readers. We hope that this is beneficial to you and your family! Please let us know if you guys win anything- I love to hear the success stories!

Below are the contest links-if you are hosting a contest please link it up below. Sorry, we are not giving away the aprons just showcasing them! Please put your site name and then what type of contest you are hosting. For example, “MomAdvice (Kid’s Movies).”

Good luck to each of you!

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Freebie Friday November 22, 2013

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

freebie friday Happy Freebie Friday, everyone! We would like to thank Couponing 101 for assisting us with our freebies each week for loads of deals, savings, and freebies!

This week on MomAdvice I am sharing some favorite and inexpensive ways to add fun, seasonal decor to our homes by Decorating for Fall with Goodwill Store Items as well as a beautiful and effortless DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece. Our weekly notebook is filled with inspiring, seasonal DIY food, decorating and craft ideas, and we have tons of contests you can enter on our weekly round-up of great giveaways!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Health & Beauty

Pond’s Luminous Finish BB+ Cream Sample

Food & Drink

Folgers Vanilla Biscotti Sample

Ovaltine Sample

Kids’ Hot Chocolate at Starbucks

Entertainment

Tell Me A Story: 250 Great Books For Kids eBook

A Christmas Carol eBook

Thanksgiving Crafts and Pumpkin Recipes eBook

Thanksgiving Side Dishes eBook

Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids eBook

Turkey Feather Matching Cards

Thanksgiving Printables and Unit Study Resources

Printable Thanksgiving Road Trip Activity Book

Inc. Magazine Subscription

From Pea To Pumpkin Pregnancy Journal

Fabric Gift Bag Sewing Patterns

Nativity Calendar Cards

Thanksgiving Educational Pack

Little Red Hen Printable Pack

This Week’s Freebie Events: November 23 – 29

23rd - Lakeshore Learning: Create a Silly Turkey Hat, 11 am – 3 pm

23rd - Toys R Us: Visit for Ultimate Wish Saturday, 10 am – 12 pm

 

 

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