Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Worlds of Fantasy

I had the great pleasure of attending Disney on Ice's, Worlds of Fantasy. This was truly a fantastic show! My children sat and watched in amazement as the Cars' beloved characters of Lighting McQueen, Sally, Matter, Ramone and Flow drove all around the ice with grace. The whole time I was wondering how they did that, while my children smiled with delight.

After Cars, the graceful beauty of the Little Mermaid took the ice. The love story of The Little Mermaid was beautifully retold through music and skating. The characters gracefully moved across the ice. Ursala looked as if she was gliding on the ice. The costumes really made it feel as if you were watching the movie.

The Lion King retold the story through all it's classic songs. The creativity of the costumes were unbelievable. Pumba was just like in the movie, and the buffalo stampede was creatively executed.

At last Tinkerbell took the ice. The colors and the scenery were beautiful! With Fairies and pixie dust flying, it was a delight for all to watch. Tinkerbell's story left you with a message to be proud of yourself for your uniqueness and that everyone is important no matter how small you feel your roll may be.

Catch Disney on Ice's Worlds of Fantasy when it come to your area, you will not regret it! Tickets start as low as $16! It is currently in Southern California at the Honda Center, Anaheim from December 22- 27; Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario from December 30 - January 3; and the Long Beach Arena, January 6-10, 2010.

Visit to see when they will be coming to your area!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas from Glasses USA is having a three great one-day-only sales!!

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December 25
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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Personalized Call from Santa!

Experience the latest, most exciting, and most BELIEVABLE way to visit with Santa Claus - over the telephone!

No more standing in long lines at busy malls to see Santa Claus! offers you live personalized phone calls from the REAL Santa Claus, in the comfort of your own home (or wherever you are traveling!). When Santa calls personally, Santa will know everything Santa Claus SHOULD know.....friends names, pets names, how they are doing in school, their favorite toys, and most certainly whether they made the Naughty or Nice list... right down to the details!

A live phone call from Santa Claus from offers the most exciting and memorable way to talk to Santa! Completely personalized, completely fun, and totally believable!! So make your list (and check it twice!), schedule your personal phone call from Santa for the 2009 Christmas Season today and witness the awe on your child's face when they talk to Santa. It's fun for the entire family!

AND to capture this memory of a lifetime will record the entire conversation between your child and Santa Claus and send you a (very cute) keepsake CD in the mail, OR we can send the MP3 to you by email so you can quickly send to all of your friends or family to hear! Don't forget to order your'll be so happy you did!

Elf Annie contacted me and she would like to offer Swanky Moms' readers a gift code! If you enter FRIENDOFSANTA you will receive $5 off your order. My boys look forward to receiving their call from "the big guy" every Christmas!! It's such a joy to see the amazement in their eyes as they talk to Santa, they are always so surprised at how much he knows about their life. The appreciate that he takes time out of his busy schedule to say 'hi' to them!! Thanks Santa!! Talk to you soon!


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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Swanky Giveaway: Cocotier Kids

Cocotier Kids would like to offer one of our lucky readers a $30 Gift Certificate to their boutique!!

Contest open to US and Canadian residents ONLY. Contest will end at 11:59pm December 31st. If winner does not respond within 72 hours, another winner will be randomly selected.

Enter here!

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Swanky Giveaway: Baby Bling Couture

How very swanky!!!
Win a couture wipes case from Baby Bling Couture!!!

Contest open to US and Canadian residents ONLY. Contest will end at 11:59pm December 31st. If winner does not respond within 72 hours, another winner will be randomly selected.

Enter here!

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Swanky Giveaway: Dizzy Daizy Creations

Win this beautiful necklace from Dizzy Daisy Creations!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!

Contest open to US and Canadian residents ONLY. Contest will end at 11:59pm December 31st. If winner does not respond within 72 hours, another winner will be randomly selected.

Enter here!

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Automated Man

Automated Man is a revolutionary idea that will make every mom's job easier. If you have a son in college, a husband who commutes to another state for work, or even a fireman or policeman in the family who has a locker filled with his essentials, Automated Man is your answer. With Automated Man, the men in your life receive all of their toiletry needs, delivered, once a month for up to 65% off of the cost of the drug store. If you have a kid in college, but don't want to give him a credit card, sign him up for Automated Man. Through the holidays, sign your boy or man up and enter the code "BestMom" and you will get another 15% off. Automated Man takes the work and worry out of being a mom. Save time, save money, and keep control.


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Monday, December 07, 2009

Removeez - Get Stuff Off Your Skin!

Get ready all you moms (and non-moms as well) out there! I have just found a super efficient and useful product that I think everyone should have. It's called Removeez and it is fantastic.

Removeez gets stuff off of your skin naturally. Made with a blend of soothing citrus oils and plant extracts, Removeez was created to get all the hard-to-remove stuff off of your skin without using harsh cleaners or scrubbing your hands raw. It leaves your hands soft and pleasant-smelling as well (which is a BIG bonus).

I have to say, I was a bit skeptical when I first received my Removeez kit that contained a few sample bottles of the product and a bunch of testing items such as bandaids, permanent marker, temporary tattoos, tar (yes a little plastic container), etc. All I can say is, when a company sends you items in a test kit, they better be certain their product holds up. Removeez held up and then some. Not only did Removeez remove everything in the test kit that the product claimed it could remove, it also removed something from my hands it didn't claim to remove: superglue. Just so happen that I chipped a Christmas decoration that needed to be super-glued, but then got distracted when the phone rang and ended up getting super glue on my fingers. I tried scrubbing it off with soap and water, but that didn't work. Then I remembered I had my Removeez and decided to give it a shot. It took a couple of drops of the Removeez and some coaxing, but the super glue did come off my fingers and my skin was quite thankful.

I highly recommend Removeez to one and all. It's non-toxic, free of parabens, phthalates and PPG's and is dermatologist-tested. It was created by parents (and the best children's items usually are created by parents), it actually works, smells great and a little goes a long way. Removeez makes for a great stocking stuffer and is a perfect gift for any parent, teacher or human being really on the planet. Seriously, this stuff works!

Check out Removeez at to purchase Removeez or get more information about the product. Removeez is also available at and Fred Segal, and other select boutiques across the country.

Want to win some Removeez for yourself ('cause when you get it, you'll want to keep it for yourself and not give it away as a gift)? Post a comment why you would love to get some Removeez and we will choose a couple of random winners who will receive a FREE Removeez! Contest ends on December 18th. Winners will be notified via email. Please be sure and include your email in your response/comment!

Have the Kids Been Naughty or Nice?

You know almost everyone uses Santa as a good behavior motivator at this time of year. I have found someone to give you a little extra help. Elf on the Shelf is a clever little book and elf doll set that gives them a constant reminder to behave nicely.

This darling read aloud book explains to the children that this little elf has been sent to your home to watch and report back to Santa. Every night while the children are asleep, this magic little elf flies to the North Pole to tell Santa just how naughty or nice the children have been. And when he returns he finds a new look out point to observe from.

You may wonder how you might answer the questions that you know your little ones will ask, well you don't have to. This book has covered almost all the questions your children can come up with. The book explains that the elf cannot move or talk to the children because Santa gave him rules that he has to follow, and breaking the rules would be naughty. He also cannot be touched too much or he will lose his magic and not be able to report back to Santa. However, the children can talk to the elf and tell him what they want Santa to bring them for Christmas.

My children, 6 and 4, bought into it! They are convinced that this elf has been leaving every night to tell Santa all about their behavior. Each morning they are excited to see where the elf has moved to. One morning they got a little worried because they couldn't find him right away. My daughter asked if he was maybe giving a naughty report to Santa and is why he hasn't returned yet. This little elf is certainly keeping them on their toes!

Get yourself some extra help with Elf on the Shelf! You can buy at Barnes and Noble in store or online at This book set can also be purchased at

A Xmas Gift to Treasure Forever!

Every child needs something special to cherish from their childhood. An Adorable Kinders Rag Doll is the perfect present for you to give a child. These unique dolls are sure to delight all.

The beautifully crafted rag dolls started as a mother's dream and are now a son's legacy. Aranza made her first doll for her baby sister when she was 16 years old. She loved to create and design. She now has 3 children of her own. When her oldest son graduated High School he was determined to help his mother make these adorable dolls a success. Just when everything seemed like it was coming together, her son, Ivan passed away from an undetected heart condition. Her dream stopped there until a friend became a partner to make a dream come true and a legacy for her son.

Each Adorable Kinders Rag Doll is 100% soft and are 18 inches tall. The dolls and clothing are washable. There are 26 different, darling characters to choose from with names from A to Z. All the dolls are made in the USA.

My daughter loves her Adorable Kinders Rag Doll. She has been taking her to bed with her since her arrival. The doll is so well made. The clothes and shoes are easy for my daughter to remove and redress. Each doll has yarn for hair, and I love it! Unlike a Barbie doll, Adorable Kinders Rag Doll hair does not get knotted and ratty. The hair is so easy to care for. All you have to do is run your fingers through it and it falls back into place.

Whether you have a son or a daughter, Adorable Kinders Rag Dolls are the perfect gift. Visit for a local retailer near you or to purchase one online.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Say Hello to Your New Favorite Item in the Medicine Cabinet!

Flu season is here. And it has recently gone though our house like wildfire. Fortunately I was spared, but my poor boys and husband were hit hard. I did however have a new tool that helped make things just a bit easier. The Thermofocus Family Thermometer is truly the best on the market. I have both a temporal and digital ear thermometer. Neither have been as accurate or less intrusive. Using the Thermofocus is a breeze, simply press the "happy face button" aim the red light at the forehead until the two dots align and voila the temperature has been taken without even a touch!

Thermofocus also takes the temperature of household items, aim it at the bath water to make sure it's not too hot, check baby's bottle, heated food, or even just the room temperature. We played around with the Thermofocus quite a bit before actually needing it for medical reasons, but when those fevers showed up, we were prepared.

Made in Italy, the Thermofocus is FDA approved. It uses harmless infrared technology and measures in both Fahrenheit and Celsius. The unit comes with an excellent instructional DVD and also has a 2 year warranty. For more details be sure to visit the BV Medical site.

I simply can not stress how much I am loving this thermometer. It's as easy as aim and press, there are no pricey probe covers to buy and you won't have to poke, prod, or irritate an already irritated kid to get an accurate temperature.

The Thermofocus is available on and qualifies for free super saver shipping. Trust me when I say this is something you'll want to keep in the medicine cabinet, always and forever!

No Soup for You! Holiday Fun for the Grown Ups

Looking for a great gift to take to a party this holiday season? Or how about something fun for the hubby? Pressman's Seinfeld Trivia Game would be an excellent choice. I mean who isn't a fan of Seinfeld, right? What I love about this game is that you don't have to be a complete expert to play the game and have fun. Join Elaine, Kramer, Jerry & George as they move around the board while you answer fun trivia questions that will bring you right back to those glorious Seinfeld years of hilarity. Each trivia card has two questions on it, an easy one for the average fan and a hard one for all of you expert Seinfeld maniacs! This means everyone can play at their own levels... it's genius. Get the soup from you know who, and well, you know how it goes!

Available on for only $14.99, you can't go wrong! Buy two and you'll get free super saver shipping. Don't wait until The Jerk Store calls to let you know they're out of you, get your fingers on that keyboard and order up!