ebeanstalk.com Review -- Check it!!

This is one of my favorite websites for online shopping for my sons toys.
They allow you to search for toys by age group which is one of my favorite features on the site.
I always had trouble finding toys that were specific to *Lil Man*'s age group.
Not only can you search by age, but they allow you to search by gender!
ebeanstalk.com has by far one of the easiest and most specific ways to search.

Another feature that I enjoy is their "Wish List" feature.
You know how you get emails, phone calls, text messages, smoke signals...etc. etc. from relatives around the holidays? They want to know what your little one's want for Christmas... WELL, create a wish list and send a mass email to all of your relatives letting them know where to find EXACTLY what your child(ren) want/s!!

ebeanstalk.com offers toys in many categories, following are a few that I enjoyed searching through:
**Tons of my friends had little ones this year!**
**Check out the best sellers in this category!**
**One of the categories I shop for *Lil Man* in!**
**Another category for my *Lil Man*!**

LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK!! HEAD ON OVER AND CHECK 'EM OUT!!

Ebeanstalk wants to make sure they sell only the best toys out there, but they need your help. Head on over to their website and tell them what you think are the best baby toys, the safest toys for 2 year olds, the most popular toys for 3 year olds, or the most fun toys for 4 year olds! Tell them about toys you donÕt like too! There is no way for them to know what our babies and kids like and donÕt like unless we tell them!




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Win It Wednesday :) Link Up Your Giveaways!!



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50%-90% off in your area! ((and online too!))

I'm a Groupon lover for sure!
I have found amazing deals on that site!
And OH.EM.GEE... A massage at 90% off the original price!
I'm in heaven.

Well today I was introduced to another TWO sites just like Groupon!
AND

Look At these Great Savings in the OKC area!!


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Being a coupon lover, I can't get enough of these deals!
Especially with the holidays approaching!
These would make great gifts!
How much would your mother-in-law love you if you got her a massage!?!
Or even better,
Buy a picture package from a local photo studio and save a bundle on your Christmas pictures!

Check it out.
Sign up!
Start Saving!

**While you are saving, sign up with RueLaLa... up to 90% off designer clothing, housewares, shoes, and they even have wine AND exotic vacation packages!!**

A few more things for the day :)

As many of you know I just moved into my new house.
Luckily I didn't have to search through tons of dining sets after I moved.
My bff is letting me use hers!
It's a win/win :) She doesn't have to pay for a storage unit and I don't have to buy a set...yet!
Check out her blog HERE!

Also, before I forget!
I know a lot of my readers are married, and I know many men like to hunt!
I wanted to let you ladies know about a company that is giving away broadheads.
All you pay is shipping.
I grabbed a couple for the hunters in my life.
And let me know if you pick any up!




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Giveaway & Review: Executive Gifts (Item of your choice up to $50!)

It's been a quick minute since I've hosted a giveaway!
We are back!
Officially! :)
...I promise!


With the holidays quickly approaching it is time to start thinking about gifts! I have my dad, my step dad, and three brothers to shop for and I always have trouble shopping for the men in my life. I have no clue what to get them, ever. They usually end up with clothing or giftcards...no fun! Luckily I was just introduced to Executive Gift Shoppe :) My holiday lifesaver!


Executive Gift Shoppe is a retailer of personalized gifts for young professionals. They have many unique gift ideas for men including business card holders and flasks. They have been in business since 1999 and online since 2000 (why have I not heard of them before!?) With a goal of 100% customer satisfaction (which they achieve above and beyond!) it is easy to see why I have loved working with them.

When I opened the box I was surprised to see it in its own case!


Features:
  • Stainless Steel Traveler Swiss Army Knife
  • Stainless steel handles
  • 2.5" Large blade
  • 2.4" Springless scissors with serrated, self-sharpening design
  • Patented locking screwdriver, cap lifter, wire stripper
  • Can opener
  • Nail file, nail cleaner
  • Corkscrew
  • Reamer, awl
  • Key ring
  • Actual Size: 3.25"
  • Weight: 3.3 oz
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Made in Switzerland


Also, most items from Executive Gift Shoppe can be personalized for your loved ones.
They offer free engraving on many items. (Up to 3 letters)

BUY IT!
You can purchase the Brushed Stainless Steel Traveler Swiss Army Knife for $60.35, personalization is FREE!

WIN IT!
Executive Gift Shoppe is offering one of my readers $50 for an item of their choice! (Free Shipping too!)

How To Enter:
**Include your email address on each comment/entry posted**

Mandatory Entries (post one comment per entry):
  1. Visit Executive Gift Shoppe and tell me which item you will choose if you win (up to $50).
  2. Follow Jesse Mac via Google Friend Connect (right hand side of blog:))
Extra Entries (remember to post one separate comment per entry):
  1. "Like" Executive Gift Shoppe on Facebook
  2. Follow Executive Gift Shoppe on Twitter
  3. "Like" Jesse Mac on Facebook
  4. Follow Jesse Mac on Twitter
  5. (FIVE EXTRA ENTRIES) Blog about this giveaway & link back to Army Wife Jesse Mac AND Executive Gift Shoppe
  6. (ONE EXTRA ENTRY PER DAY) Tweet about this giveaway! Just copy and paste the following: Win a personalized gift of your choice, up to $50 from @ArmyWifeJesse @giftshoppe! Head on over to http://bit.ly/aLZfhc #giveaway
  7. (THREE ENTRIES) Snag my button from the sidebar!
  8. Post one RELEVANT comment on a non giveaway post.
  9. Enter another giveaway that I am hosting.
GOOD LUCK!!! This Giveaway Ends Monday, November 15th 2010 @ 11:59pm CST

Disclaimer: No compensation was received for hosting this giveaway. All opinions are those of Jesse Mac and were not influenced by anyone in anyway. Free Sweepstakes and Contest


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What's that I smell?

Can you smell it?
I sure can!
No, it's not the smell of fall.
Not cool weather either.
It's not the smell of pumpkins or fires burning in the fire place...

It's the smell of hunting season!!
I can already taste the wonderful deer jerky that I will be eating soon! (I hope!)

YUM!

Thanksgiving, Halloween, and all that other stuff I mentioned are great too ;) !!


Win It Wednesday: "I WILL NOT BE DEFEATED!!**

Can It Be?? Internet/Blogger/Myself all cooperating at the same time!?!? Look for an awesome giveaway from lil ol' MEEEEE **this evening**!!! ((And we're back!!))



WIN IT WEDNESDAY: Mr. Linky!!




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Peeled Snacks && Kidorable Giveaway Winners!!

The Peeled Snacks Winner Is:
Commenter #70

retta69 said...
70

"Like" Peeled Snacks on Facebook


The Kidorable Umbrella Giveaway Winner Is:
Commenter #24

Penny W said...
24

kidorable fb fan


Winners currently have been notified by email and have 48 hours to respond.

If no response is received within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen!

Thanks to everyone who participated!


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EasyLunchBoxes: Kids Back To School Lunch Box Review & Giveaway

For Starters....
WE ARE ALL MOVED IN!! YAY!! (Not unpacked, but still...)
Internet is hooked up.
I have just enough dishes unpacked and washed.
But my house still looks like a tornado passed through it... rough.
Now I will be able to catch up on my giveaways!! YESSSS!

Tomorrow *Lil Man* heads off to his first day of PRE-K!!
I can't believe that his first day of school is already here!!
We already have his lunch packed and ready to go!
Thankfully the folks over at EasyLunchBoxes have provided *Lil Man* with his first lunch box!

These are the perfect kids lunch boxes!
The containers come with four different lids.
*Lil Man* had a fun time picking out which color lid he wanted to take to school tomorrow!

The plastic containers fit perfectly into the lunch pail and there is still room on top of the container to put other things such as a juice box or a zip lock bag of pretzels!


*Lil Man* decided to go with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, pretzels, and cheese in his lunch container. He also wanted to pack a juice box and a banana! Everything fit perfectly into the lunch bag and he is overly excited to take this all to school tomorrow!




One of my favorite things about EasyLunchBoxes is their Gallery of easy lunches! What great ideas for packing lunch for *Lil Man*!

Where To Buy:

4 lids & 4 bottoms - $13.95
Carrying Bag - $7.95


How To Win:
One winner will receive a container set and one lunch bag in the color of their choice (black, dark red, olive, aqua, or purple) that is a $21.90 value!
This giveaway is offered to US & Canadian residents only. Please do not enter this giveaway if have won or received free product from EasyLunchboxes within the past 3 months.

(Post a separate comment for EACH entry!! Include your email address with each comment!!):

REQUIRED (a separate comment can be posted for each required entry)
  1. Follow ArmyWifeJesseMac (publicly!)
  2. Head over to EasyLunchBoxes and tell me one thing that you learned about their products!
OPTIONAL:
  1. Follow Army Wife Jesse Mac on Twitter
  2. Follow Easy Lunch Boxes on Twitter
  3. "Like" Easy Lunch Boxes on Facebook
  4. "Like" Army Wife Jesse Mac on Facebook
  5. Blog about this giveaway (worth 5 entries!! Must leave a separate comment for each entry!)
  6. Tweet about this giveaway using the following tweet "Win a lunch box system from @armywifejesse && @EasyLucnhBoxes! Head on over to http://bit.ly/aLZfhc to enter!! #giveaway" (you are allowed one entry PER DAY, IF you tweet about this each day! That is 14 extra entries!!)
  7. Post one RELEVANT comment on any non-giveaway post.

GOOD LUCK!!! This Giveaway Ends Sunday, September 12th 2010 @ 11:59pm CST

Disclaimer: No compensation was received for hosting this giveaway. All opinions are those of Army Wife Jesse Mac and were not influenced by anyone in anyway. Free Sweepstakes and Contest
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Moving Day!


Where is the giveaway that I promised from yesterday??
EEEKKK!!
I have no Internet right now!
I am getting it set up tomorrow and I have to blog from my phone!
I am going to try and run over to the 'rents casa and post a giveaway.
I literally have (at least) ten giveaways that I need to share!!

Why do I have no Internet!?!?
I'm moving!!
The cable/Internet guy will be at my house tomorrow!!

Sad story...
I have moved *too many times to count* in the past 5-6 years.
I have had the same bedroom furniture set the entire time.
I've had teenage boys move my belongings... and also moving companies....
It's all the same.
They are SO rough with everything!
My bedroom set has been through the ringer!!
I think it's about time for a new one :)
Maybe a tempurpedic mattress too!
;) ;)

I am DEF looking at my fav place...
CSN STORES!!
They have tons of bedroom furniture sets to choose from!
Heck, I might get *lil man* a new set too!


Ok, I'm off to start the unpacking!!


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Kidorable Review && Umbrealla Giveaway


It's that time again!
Time for a Review && Giveaway!!
The folks over at Kidorable.com sent my son a few of their products, he decided to go with the frog line!






*Lil Man* picked everything out himself. When the box arrived he promptly put everything on and asked me where his frog backpack was!! Looks like I'll be ordering one!!

The people at Kidorable.com promptly shipped the items to me. They arrived super fast! The boots came in a cute little box, the umbrella was in a sleeve, and the rain coat came with a frog hanger! *Lil Man* Can.Not. get enough of these frog items!

The temp outside was in the 100's but *Lil Man* had to wear his new stuff.
He put on his boots (on the wrong feet of course), slipped into his rain coat, and then popped open the frog umbrella! The eyes on the umbrella are my personal favorite part!

Isn't he a doll!?!?!

(Yes, it was HOTTTT!! Yes, we promptly came inside to play with our new things. AND, yes... I did what he asked and "made it rain" .... with the water hose!)

Where To Buy:
You can purchase these snacks at www.Kidorable.com (prices vary)


HOW TO WIN (The Giveaway):
You have the chance to win an umbrella of your choice from Kidorable.com!!

(Post a separate comment for EACH entry!! Include your email address with each comment!!):

REQUIRED (a separate comment can be posted for each required entry)
  1. Follow ArmyWifeJesseMac (publicly!)
  2. "Like" Kidorable on Facebook
OPTIONAL:
  1. Follow Army Wife Jesse Mac on Twitter
  2. Follow Kidorable on Twitter
  3. Head over to www.Kidorable.com and tell me what product you like the best. Also include a link to that product.
  4. "Like" Army Wife Jesse Mac on Facebook
  5. Blog about this giveaway (worth 5 entries!! Must leave a separate comment for each entry!)
  6. Tweet about this giveaway using the following tweet "Win a kids umbrella from @armywifejesse && @idorable! Head on over to http://bit.ly/aLZfhc to enter!! #giveaway" (you are allowed one entry PER DAY, IF you tweet about this each day! That is 14 extra entries!!)
  7. Post one RELEVANT comment on any non-giveaway post.

GOOD LUCK!!! This Giveaway Ends Monday, September 6th 2010 @ 11:59pm CST

Disclaimer: No compensation was received for hosting this giveaway. All opinions are those of Army Wife Jesse Mac and were not influenced by anyone in anyway. Free Sweepstakes and Contest




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A looooong drive!


Well HELLO THERE!!
I missed you all!!

I just spent the last ten days driving across the country... and then back again!! I drove 4216 miles!! (according to google)
Outrageous!
That was A LOT of driving and A LOT of time in the car!

I am sooooo happy to be back!!
And guess what....??!!?!?

Every single day this week a NEW giveaway will be posted!!

Heck ya!! (I know I just heard you all shout in excitement!)

Get ready to win some amazing things!!
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KARMIN FLAT IRON WINNER!!!

You all are amazing!!
With over 400 entries we finally have a winner for this amazing flat iron!!
The winner is commenter number 27
(You have 48 hours to respond to the email that has been sent to you before I choose a new winner.)

Lynda Del. said...
27

I'd love to try the T3 Evolution Hair Dryer!


THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT ENTERED!!!



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Joy Of Soap WINNERS!!

The TWO Winners For The Joy Of Soap Giveaway Are.....

COMMENT NUMBER 91

ksceviour said...
91

daily tweet
https://twitter.com/ksceviour/status/20648131456


AND COMMENT NUMBER 117

Sarah said...
117

I like you on Facebook!


Both parties have been emailed and if no response is received within 48 hours then a new winner will be picked! Thanks to everyone who entered!



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Peeled Snacks: Review && Giveaway



I LOVE FRUIT!!
DO YOU LOVE FRUIT???

My *Lil Man* LOVES fruit, the trouble is that that he eats apples in the car and leaves the core on the floor. Yuck! It then tends to roll under the seat, get stuck there, and eventually starts stinking up everything!
That is never any fun!
How do we beat the mess of banana peels and apple cores getting lost in the car?
Tropical Organic Mix

A Little Bit About The Company:

In New York City in 2004, Noha Waibsnaider founded Peeled Snacks when she noticed something missing from the world of snack foods. Store shelves were full of processed potato chips, corn syrup-filled candy, and energy bars made with too many mysterious ingredients. But you couldn't get anything healthy and tasty that made you feel good about snacking. So she set about to fix that problem.

Her solution? Three tasty and nourishing varieties of fruit & nut mixes that became Peeled Snacks. Peeled Snacks are made with ingredients that you recognize. Large, easy-to-eat pieces of fruit and nuts provide a natural source of vitamins, minerals and fiber - with NO added sugar or fat. The nuts are dry roasted and lightly salted. And for the chocolate lovers, we use the finest rich dark chocolate with 61% cacao in our Shock-olate variety.

Make snacking a satisfying part of your lifestyle by eating food as it was meant to be: peeled.

The Review:

We were sent the Tropical Organic Mix to sample. This mix contains dried pineapples, dried bananas, and dried mango.

The packaging is super cute! Lil Man rather enjoyed picking the bag color over picking what was inside each bag.
We started out with the pineapple.

I handed *Lil Man* the bag of pineapples, snapped this picture, and they were devoured before I could try any. Needless to say, these were a hit! *Lil Man* shared them with a nine year old, six year old, and two year old.
When they had finished them off every single one of the kids was asking for more!

Just now I opened the bananas and tried to keep them hidden so I could eat more than one....
No such luck.

*Lil Man* caught me and snatched them! He shared them with his two year old friend, they finished them off.
Between the two of them they ate the entire package of bananas and mangoes within five minutes.
The kids LOVE em! (and I do too!)

There are many things that I enjoy about these snacks! First off, they are organic. Second, I can order them online and have them shipped to my house. Third, my son LOVES them. And lastly, when I am getting my morning coffee at Starbucks I can pick these up!
You heard me!
They are now carrying these delicious snacks at Starbucks!

Where To Buy:
You can purchase these snacks at www.PeeledSnacks.com (prices vary)

or

Your local Starbucks!

HOW TO WIN (The Giveaway):

(Post a separate comment for EACH entry!! Include your email address with each comment!!):

REQUIRED (a separate comment can be posted for each required entry)
  1. Follow ArmyWifeJesseMac (publicly!)
  2. Head over to www.PeeledSnacks.com and tell me what product you like the best. Also include a link to that product.
OPTIONAL:
  1. Follow Army Wife Jesse Mac on Twitter
  2. Follow Peeled Snacks on Twitter
  3. "Like" Army Wife Jesse Mac on Facebook
  4. "Like" Peeled Snacks on Facebook
  5. Blog about this giveaway (worth 5 entries!! Must leave a separate comment for each entry!)
  6. Tweet about this giveaway using the following tweet "Win a Tropical Dried Fruit Mix from @armywifejesse && @PeeledSnacks! Head on over to http://bit.ly/aLZfhc to enter!! #giveaway" (you are allowed one entry PER DAY, IF you tweet about this each day! That is 14 extra entries!!)
  7. Post one RELEVANT comment on any non-giveaway post.

GOOD LUCK!!! This Giveaway Ends Wednesday, August 25th 2010 @ 11:59pm CST

Disclaimer: No compensation was received for hosting this giveaway. All opinions are those of Army Wife Jesse Mac and were not influenced by anyone in anyway. Free Sweepstakes and Contest




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Win It Wednesday!!

**WIN IT WEDNESDAY**

Link up below and don't forget to check out my current giveaways!!




Time With The Family & Lil Man's Newest Hobby

A few days were spent at my grandparents lake house this week.
It was nice.
Relaxing.
Overall wonderful since I got to spend time with my family.
I look forward to going back rather soon.
:)

While we were there we were finishing up a 1000 piece puzzle.
*Lil Man* was quite upset that he couldn't help.
I ended up running to the Dollar Store to pick him up his very own puzzle!
His first one!
Toy Story 3
48 pieces
After I helped him with the edges he did a really good job of putting together the rest of the puzzle on his own!

Here he is putting the last piece in the puzzle!



Such a good job!
I love that he wants to do the same puzzle over and over again!

I hope everyone has a terrific Tuesday!

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Win It Wednesday!! (My favorite day of the week!!)

It's Wednesday again!!
Link to your giveaways in my linky list!
BUT REMEMBER...
Any linky that does not go DIRECTLY to the giveaway WILL be deleted!!

Also, check out the giveaways that AWJM is hosting!






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Courage

"Courage is the power to let go of the familiar."
-- Raymond Lindquist

Courage is something that I find myself lacking after reading the above quote. I want my familiar back even though I can't see the light at the end of the tunnel. My "familiar" was never normal, it was never easy, and it was ALWAYS a challenge. It was a challenge that I embraced. A challenge that made me a better person.

While most of you have no idea what I am talking about, I promise that soon enough you will know. A series of posts will tell my story... a story of love, heart break, and betrayal.

This past year has made me question every single person that I come in contact with. I question their actions, their motives, and every last word that escapes their lips. Will I find the courage to let go of the familiar...? Will I find the courage to tear down these walls and allow myself to trust again...?



-Mrs Mac

Karmin Flat Iron Giveaway ~~ $300 Value!! ((CLOSED))

You didn't win the last flat iron that we were offering??
Don't worry!!
We have a BETTER flat iron to giveaway!!
Hair Products Pro has graciously offered to give a Karmin flat iron away to a follower of Army Wife Jesse Mac!!


Check this bad boy out!!
Product Features:

Introducing the New Karmin G3 Salon Pro Hair Styling Iron, the Ultimate Hair Styling Tool.

Whether you choose to curl, flip, straighten or add volume and body, the G3 is the only styling iron you will ever need.

The Karmin Salon Pro is perfect for both the professional as well as home users with features such as flash quick heating, a tangle-free swivel cord and temperature settings for all hair types. Styling your hair is virtually effortless and results are smooth, silky, shiny hair.

The ceramic plates are infused with tourmaline which together work to produce more negative ions. Negative ions work to seal the hairs cuticle for smoother, frizz free results as well as lock in moisture, protect color and add shine to your hair.

Infrared heat works to heat the heat the hair from the inside out providing healthier styling, less damage and faster styling.

This ultra glossy and super sleek styling iron is available in 3 distinguishing and enticing shades, choose the one that reveals your personal style.

Karmin Salon Pro Features:

  • 1" Pure Tourmaline Ceramic Plates
  • Ionic Technology for shiny, healthy hair
  • Infrared Heat
  • Maximum temperature of 420° and a minimum temperature of 180°, perfect for all hair types
  • Straighten, Curl, Flip and Wave Styling
  • Flash Quick Heating
  • Free Heat Mat/Carrying Case Combo worth $25
  • Instruction Manual
  • 3 Year Manufacture Warranty

Don't want to wait to see if you have won?? Well then head on over to Hair Products Pro and purchase it for yourself! This $300 iron is currently on sale for $129.95!! What a deal!!

WHAT YOU CAN WIN:
One Karmin Flat Iron Valued at $300!!

HOW TO ENTER (Post a separate comment for EACH entry!! Include your email address with each comment!!):

REQUIRED:
  1. Follow ArmyWifeJesseMac (publicly!)
  2. Head over to www.HairProductsPro.com and tell me what product you like the best. Also include a link to that product.
OPTIONAL:
  1. Follow Army Wife Jesse Mac on Twitter
  2. Follow Army Wife Jesse Mac on Facebook
  3. Blog about this giveaway (worth 5 entries!! Must leave a separate comment for each entry!)
  4. Tweet about this giveaway using the following tweet "Win a $300 Karmin flat iron from @armywifejesse! Head on over to http://www.armywifejessemac.com to enter!! #giveaway" (you are allowed one entry PER DAY, IF you tweet about this each day! That is 14 extra entries!!)
  5. Post one RELEVANT comment on any non-giveaway post.

GOOD LUCK!!! This Giveaway Ends Friday, August 13th 2010 @ 11:59pm CST

Disclaimer: No compensation was received for hosting this giveaway. This giveaway listed at Free Sweepstakes and Contest