Friday, January 4, 2013

We're moving! Please Read!

     Hello everyone. Due to some issues with facebook falsely blocking my url as "abusive" or "spam", and after no less 5 unsuccessful attempts to get the problem fixed, I have decided to transfer to a new link. I'm keeping things pretty much the same, same layout and everything--you might not even notice a difference if I didn't tell you! But I probably won't be posting much anymore on this url, so I'd like to invite you to follow me at my new url HERE.
     My facebook, twitter, pintrest and Google+ accounts still remain the same, but GFC and email subscribers are not able to be transferred. :-( If you would like to resubscribe at my new location, it would be very much appreciated!
     By the way, starting tomorrow, I'll be posting a new giveaway every day until Christmas Eve (at the new location) so make sure you don't miss out!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

No nonsense Tights and Leggings

This post brought to you by No nonsense. All opinions are 100% mine.


I was recently sent a pair each of No nonsense tights and leggings to try out. One was a pair of red leggings and the other was a pair of black tights.

My style is pretty casual. I mostly wear jeans and a T-shirt. one some occasions (such as church) I have to dress a little nicer. Sometimes I dress somewhere in between. I don't really wear tight-fitting things. I'm just too self-conscious for that.

So I have to admit I was a little wary of the red leggings, since they are made to "hug" your body. Howver, I think I might have found a way to make it work. I put them together with brown boots and a long, white tunic like sweater, and I think it was a pretty good look.

No nonsense red courderoy


I was also sent a pair of black tights. These tights had a patterned, lacy look to them. I have never gravitated toward the patterned tights, but I have to admit I kind of liked these. They were a little different from my normal look, but it wasn't too extreme.

No nonsense has been around for a while and they are usually my go-to when I'm in the market for panty-hose, since they are so affordable. No nonsense products are easy to find. They are available in many food and drug stores as well as mass retailers. Did I mention they are affordable? :-)

Another thing to note is that No nonsense has a new spokesperson. Jill Martin will be the new brand ambassador for No nonsense. Jill Martin is the co-author of the New York Times style guide "I Have Nothing to Wear!" as well as the New York correspondent for Access Hollywood. Jill Martin know how to make the most out of a wardrobe without spending a fortune, which is what No nonsense is all about.

You can follow No nonsense on Facebook and twitter and add a little affordable fun to your wardrobe!

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Car Decals from Vinyl Disorder

     I recently got the opportunity, via, to try some car decals from Vinyl Disorder. I was asked to select one of their family kits for review, so just for fun, we went with the ATAT's, being the "Star Wars nerds" we are. :-)
     The picture above is what was in our family car decal kit. It was just right for our family of 4. Here is kinda what it would look like in the window.

     Vinyl Disorder has these great family car decals. There are several themed family kits with sports, hobbies, feet and other fun symbols. You can also get the traditional "stick fugure" families. You can even get custom car decals. 
     Besides the car decals, Vinyl Disorder has all kinds of room decorating kits, wall quotes, and funky art to dress up any room. They also have glow-in-the-dark wall stickers and custom design T-shirts.
     Vinyl Disorder uses high quality vinyl (thus the name!) with a manufacturer outdoor rated life of 6+ years. They are commited to a fast turnaround time and your decals are printed just before shipment, which leads to longer life expectancy. Vinyl Disorder decals can be placed on any smooth, hard surface, such as walls, cars, windows, etc.
     Ways to follow, order from and keep up with Vinyl Disorder:

     And now, Vinyl Disorder wants to give a set of their family car decals to one of my readers! All you have to do is enter the giveaway below. Open to the US. Ends 1/21 Good luck everyone!

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*I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.*

Saturday, December 15, 2012

25 Days of Christmas Blogshare: Day 17 #25DaysofChristmas #25DaysXmas

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     Welcome to the 25 Days of Christmas Blogshare. Every day from November 29th through December 25, there will be a different holiday themed blog post and a new giveaway hosted by one of the great bloggers working hard to bring you this event.
      So, 27 days--that means 27 chances for you to win an awesome prizes. Prizes range from books to edibles to self-pampering goodies. You'll just have to check back each day for the post/giveaway of the day. ;-)
     Today's post is from Simply Raising 8, and here is a sample of what is to come:
  Click HERE to read about some Great Family Friendly Christmas Movies to watch with the family. Some of the other bloggers are posting easy to make Christmas gift ideas, Recipes and more. I will be having a giveaway for The Three Gifts Book by Daris Howard so be sure to click and stop by. (You can read the book review HERE)

Friday, December 14, 2012

Lovin' the Weekend Blog Hops

Note from An Ordinary Housewife: I'm super excited I got selected to be a co-host for this hop. And I hope my blogging friends will join us as we link up and spread the love! And remember--leave me a note letting me know you followed from this hop and I'll follow back! I gotta know who you are, though, and have a way of finding you! So leave your blog url and FB/twitter.pinterest/G+ handles (however you decide to follow) in a blog post comment. I look forward to getting to know you all!
Welcome to Lovin' The Weekend Blog Hops with your co-hosts:

Thank you to every one who has stopped by, whether this is your first visit or you have been a faithful ongoing participant!

We would love for you to stop by each of the co-hosts and follow us, then feel free to add your links to any or all of the following linkies.

 We also randomly choose a Featured host each week from the Lovin' The Readers linky. This week we are featuring Chrissy from How We Learn at Home.

Here's what she has to say:
"Hi!  I am Chrissy, mama to two girls born 19 months apart and wife to a busy traveling executive. Junebug is just about 3 & 1/2 and Snowflake will turn two in February.  I started blogging about a year ago so I could log all the fun activities we were doing at home. It turned into a passion of creating fun and interesting ways for my girls to learn.  I mainly blog about kid friendly activities including crafts, how we are preparing to homeschool and recipes. I recently opened an Etsy shop so I could share some of our favorite activities with others.  
Thank you for reading this!  I hope you stop by my blog soon and leave a comment if you do!"

Don't forget to link up to the Lovin' the Readers Hop if you would like a chance to be a Featured host next week. Please comment with a way to contact you, especially if there is not an obvious way mentioned on your blog. We would love to include a little write up about you and your blog in the next week's Lovin' The Weekend Blog Hop post, including a link to your blog. And you will get to include the linky codes on your blog. Sound fun? We're looking forward to getting to know our readers better.

Here's how this blog hop works. We would appreciate it if you would follow Tots and Me, Adventures of a Mommy Homemaker and An Ordinary Housewife then please head on over to our Featured Host and follow as well. If you no longer have GFC please follow in some other way. After that there are three different linkies you can link to. Whichever one you choose to link to, please grab that button and share it on your blog (the codes are on Tot's and Me's sidebar). We'd love it if you could tweet or in some other way share about this blog hop, the more people who know about it, the more potential visitors and new followers of your blog. We'd love to meet some new friends this weekend.  

Some people are more interested in just increasing their numbers, while others really want people who appreciate their blog and want to keep up with their posts. So, there are two separate linkies. The third linky is for you to link up your giveaways.

If you are interested in increasing the number of followers to your blog via GFC, Linky Followers, email, Twitter, Facebook or Google+ link up here. We will follow you back if you follow us (just note which one you are linking to):

Tots and Me

If you are interested in gaining followers to your blog who will read and comment and truly find an interest in your blog, link up here:

Tots and Me

If you have family friendly giveaways to link up, here's your spot. Please make sure to include an end date for your giveaway.

Tots and Me

We are so glad you stopped by. Please leave a comment if you link up and we will be sure to stop by and follow back.

Don't forget to check out my "Blog Hops" page for other great weekend blog hops!!