Friday, July 25, 2014

BubbleBum Booster Seat Giveaway

Bubble Bum Giveaway
Welcome to the BubbleBum Booster Seat Giveaway!
Sponsored By: BubbleBum
BubbleBum is the first ever inflatable booster seat. Founded by Grainne Kelly, out of pure frustration and concern for her own kids safely while traveling. This car seat is very light weight and perfect for kids ages 4-11. It easily folds flat and can be stored in a matching travel bag to make carrying around while traveling so much easier, since it inflates in only 20 seconds (by mouth). The BubbleBum is perfect for: Carpool, when you have 3 carseats in a row, taxis, holidays, rental cars, grandma’s car, and so much more. The options are endless. There are even positioning clips on each side that will hold the lap portion of the seat belt in place. The BubbleBum is available in 4 fun colors; purple/lime, black/silver, neon pink and neon yellow. What color will you pick? Michelle over at Sweet Southern Lovin had the opportunity to review the neon pink BubbleBum. Check out her full review by visiting here.
BubbleBum Giveaway
**Giveaway Details**
July 25th at 1am EST to August 7th at 11:59pm EST
Open to Continental US only. Must be 18 years of age or older to participate.
Prize: One lucky reader will win a BubbleBum Booster Seat in the color of their choice. RV $29.99
**How to Enter**
Enter using the Entry Form below. By entering you agree to abide by the Terms and Conditions listed on the Entry Form. All winning entries will be verified. Winner will receive an email from and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. All entries are optional.

*Participating bloggers did not receive any compensation for this giveaway. Sponsor is responsible for prize shipment. Any questions email*

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Have You Checked Your Credit Lately??

For the longest time I didn't worry anything about my credit. I didn't purposely do anything to make it worse, I just didn't pay any attention to it. When I went to apply for a car last fall, I found a few things I didn't  know about my credit.

I signed up for Credit Sesame just to see how well it worked. They really don't charge a thing and they send me emails with advice and reports on credit changes. I can track my score, see available and used credit and know right away if something on my report changes.

I have been using this for about a year and I have brought my score up over 100 points in that time. The report emails remind me to visit the site and see how everything is. I wouldn't remember to do it nearly as often without them. I even get emails with offers for credit cards and loans if I were interested in that. It is the perfect way to monitor and build your credit.

Have You Visited TopHatter Auctions?

I love finding the best deals I can on anything. I am not saying I will buy the cheapest version, but I will browse and spend time getting something I really want for the best price. One of my favorite places to spend a little browsing time is at TopHatter. If you aren't familiar with them, you should be. I have purchased through them and loved the item I received. Plus it's just fun to participate in the LIVE AUCTIONS. Yes, you read that right. They run live auctions for a wide variety of items, and whatever the highest bid is wins.

I visited today and joined a dollar auction. The bids started at only a dollar with low shipping costs. I saw a beautiful set of earrings, a USB charger and several other items while I was there. I even bid on a Tree of Life necklace, but I came in too late on that one.

They have autions for jewelry, home decor, linens, electronics and more. I could spend hours jumping from auction to auction bidding on things. If only my husband wouldn't have a heart attack after!

Nature Raised Farms Chicken Moms Meet Gathering

I have been trying more and more to eat a healthy, well balanced diet. I have tried to take small steps, like cutting back on soda and minimizing sweets and junk food. I have also tried to make meals with more fresh ingredients and less canned or packaged foods. I am trying to include more protein but am not a big meat eater so that is an issue for me at times. One meat I do eat regularly is chicken. I only eat chicken breast and only if it has no fat or gristle in it. That means I have to cut off all the excess before I use or freeze the meat.

Having been offered a chance to try Nature Raised Farms chicken as part of a promotion for Moms Meet,   I decided to use it for skewers and chopped with peppers and onions to eat with veggies, rice or noodles  for my share gathering. I wanted to serve it a couple different ways and with different seasonings, just to see if the taste varied any.

I was surprised to find that this didn't have too much extra fat around it, and my waste pile was much smaller than I am used to. The meat cooked nice and evenly and came out looking delicious. I notice that natural chicken has it's own flavor. I guess it is the lack of additives that you actually taste, but I can always tell the difference. Either way it was really good both ways and I will be buying this again.

I love that this package has four individual compartments of chicken. Each section has around one pound of chicken in it, and they can be easily cut apart for storage in the freezer. I have a tough time finding chicken packaged the way I like. It is usually in bulk, which means more cutting and dividing for me. I would much rather have it come in packs like this.

Everyone seemed to enjoy the Nature Raised Farms chicken. You can always tell if something was good by the food left on the kids plates. This time they all cleaned every bite, so they must have really liked it. As for the adults, some of them are like me and can taste the natural flavor, while others said they didn't notice any difference, but would still buy this if they found it where they shopped. I think most of them were only discouraged that I had to go to Sam's to get it, until we discovered they could find it at Target and Meijer here too.

*I was supplied with a gift card to purchase the chicken from Moms Meet and Sam's Club. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own or that of my guests.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Piczzle Puzzle Discount Code- Save 21% !!

If you are looking for a great gift or something fun to do, I have a discount code for you from Piczzle. I have told you before about their awesome picture puzzles, and now you can get a discount on one for yourself!

Coupon code: HollowsInsHaven21
21% discount on all prices.
Valid until: Monday, July 21st, 2014; 23:59

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Garcinia Cambogia Giveaway

I have told you about my recent experiences with Garcinia Cambogia. If you pay attention at all, I am sure you have seen or heard of this somewhere, but have you tried it yet?

Thanks to my fabulous sponsors, one of my readers will be able to try the same formula I did by winning their own bottle of this awesome supplement!!

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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.

My Newest Garcinia Cambogia Experience

I have told you before about my mission to get back in shape after being stuck in bed for months after surgery. It has been a long road back to walking, but I still can't do much more than that.

I have used several different supplements to see if any of them achieved positive results. The most recent one I have tried is a new Garcinia Cambogia blend. Yes, I have tried this before, but a different pill from another company and different doses too. This particular version advises you to take two of the pills, three times a day for a total of 6 pills. This gives you 300mg of Potassium, 300mg of calcium and 600mg of Chromium 6000mg of Proprietary Garcinia Cambogia.

The first week I used these, I did have a drop of about 5 pounds. I wasn't doing anything differently, and ate my meals as usual but still dropped those starting pounds right away. The second week I thought I would do even better and try to eliminate sugars and processed foods while taking these. After ten days, I was surprised to see I had lost another 11 pounds. That is about a pound a day!

This is the third week and I am waiting to see how it goes. I am trying to increase activity as my foot will allow, and hope that the extra steps and movement will help me to shed even more pounds. I am sticking to the recommended dose and still trying to eat more raw foods instead of junk and packaged food. We will see how this works!!

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.

Urban Halo Headbands Giveaway

With back to school time fast approaching, I have already started getting the kids clothes and supplies. It takes forever to find just the right outfits and accessories, especially for my daughter. One of you can knock an item off your list by winning these great Urban Halo Headbands!! 

Urban Halo
Urban Halo was create by designer, Jen, who believe accessories should be functional and stylish. She was on the hunt for the perfect headband that would fight her life and be functional at the same time. Unable to locate such a headband, she sat down at her sewing machine, and the first Urban Halo was born. Urban Halo’s are performance headbands that are hand made in the USA. Urban Halo offers are large variety of colors and prints in their one of a kind stay put, headache-free headbands.
Life of a Southern Mom had the pleasure of working with Urban Halo and reviewing one of their products. Visit the website here and read the full review.
**Giveaway Details**
Date: July 17th, 2014 – July 31st at 11:59PM EST
Open to US residents only. Must be 18 years of age or older to participate.
Prize: One winner will receive 3-Pack of Urban Halo Headbands (ARV $45)
**How to Enter**
By entering you agree to abide by the Terms and Conditions listed on the Entry Form. All winning entries will be verified. Winner will receive an email from Jennifer at and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
Good Luck and thanks for entering!
loaSM disclosure

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

BIG HERO 6 - New Trailer Now Available!!!

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BIG HERO 6 opens in theaters everywhere on November 7th!

With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius—thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion—a robot named Baymax—and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery. Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring comic-book style action, “Big Hero 6” is directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”). The film hits theaters in 3D on November 7, 2014. The film hits theaters in 3D on November 7, 2014. For more information, check out, like us on Facebook, and follow us on