Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wordless Wednesday | Google Leap 2/29/2012

What's on Google today February 29, 2012?

Wordless Wednesday

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Grandma Juice's Cook’n Recipe Organizer {Giveaway}

Cook'n Recipe Organizer is the next best thing when it comes to dealing with meals & menu planning, recipes and anything you can think of that will make your kitchen management easier.

A fellow blogger Ronni of Grandma Juice got the chance to review Cook'n Recipe Organizer. You can read her review post here. At the same time she is giving away Cook'n Recipe Organizer, just fill out the Rafflecopter form below, the more tasks you do means more chances of winning.

Monday, February 27, 2012

The Mom Pledge

As moms, we all want the best for our families, and as much as possible a safe environment for ourselves, our children and our home. It is reality that the world is a wild jungle. It is maternal instinct for us to be protective of our family and territory. 
It  is inevitable that the Internet provides a major role in how the modern mom handles her home. In these times when the cyberspace is the new common ground for moms to meet (and for some to work), a mom should feel secured, unharmed and safe in the comforts of her own little space in the web. It is such a shame , at the same time alarming to find out that some become victims of harassment, prejudice and personal attacks more popularly known as "cyber bullying".  I just recently came across a community of moms determined to come together and speak out to end cyber bullying among moms. 

The Mom Pledge
I am a proud to be a mom. I will conduct myself with integrity in all my online activities. I can lead by example.
I pledge to treat my fellow moms with respect. I will acknowledge that there is no one, "right" way to be a good mom. Each woman makes the choices best for her family.
I believe a healthy dialogue on important issues is a good thing. I will welcome differing opinions when offered in a respectful, non-judgmental manner. And will treat those who do so in kind.
I stand up against cyber bullying. My online space reflects who I am and what I believe in. I will not tolerate comments that are defamatory, hateful or threatening.
I refuse to give those who attack a platform. I will remove their remarks with no mention or response. I can take control.
I want to see moms work together to build one another up, not tear each other down. Words can be used as weapons. I will not engage in that behavior.
I affirm that we are a community. As a member, I will strive to foster goodwill among moms. Together, we can make a difference.  

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I took the pledge, the same reason why I am sharing this to all of you and encouraging you to do the same. As bloggers, this is quite important to us since we regularly encounter different types of people-from different walks of life, races and cultures. Words should not be used as weapons but rather for comfort and encouragement. We should know that no one can ever look down on us or give judgmental comments about us and the work we do. Instead we should all promote a milieu that is supportive of other moms, one that celebrates the greatness of one thing-that is motherhood.

I challenge you to take the challenge-take The Mom Pledge and help spread the word. Let us step forward, speak out and make a change.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Blogger Sign Ups | Bloggers Giving Back-Basket for Babes Giveaway

One Busy Moma and Miki's Hope have teamed up for another amazing giveaway for another great cause. The huge success of Blogger Giving Back-A Christmas for Kids Giveaway paved the way for another round of a giveaway with a cause.

In this giveaway, the prize at stake is an 18inch Genuine Fresh Water Pearl Necklace with a White Gold Clasp along with an Appraisal Certificate (with ARV of $210 - appraised at $1100) and Cleaning Kit.

This event will run from March 15th to March 30th 2012. Winner will be emailed and announced on March 31st. The sign up fees collected will all be going towards the Easter Baskets and Gift Cards to help 5 families in need this Easter, check this out. If you are interested in becoming one of the sponsors in this good cause, you can CLICK HERE for more information. 

Or if you are interested in joining the giveaway and winning the awesome necklace, just make sure to come back here when the giveaway starts on March 15th!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Champagne Pink Roses

This can be actually considered to be a late Valentine's Day post. I had been busy attending to some important matters lately. I just can't help but share this special package I received on Valentine's Day. My better half is not actually the romantic type (I think so), but he never fails to send and make his presence felt during special occasions like my birthday, Mother's Day and Valentine's.

This Valentine's I didn't really expect anything from him, with all our expenses for the past year and also for the forthcoming immigration-our medical examinations ($398), our visa fee ($808) plus the regular allowance he sends, I don't mind if he will save some $50+ and skip sending flowers this year. Aside from that I was anticipating that there's really no need for it since we will be together soon.

February 14th, I received an early call from the local LBC branch, asking for some landmarks, that instance I knew that my hubby sent something. It was during lunch time that this was delivered :

from Flora 2000 delivered by LBC
I got excited to guess what color it is this time :
take a look inside
 Lo and behold!
a dozen of Champagne Pink Long-Stemmed Roses

My daughter was sick during that time and this bouquet surely made my low spirit rise. 

native wrapper is used

The bouquet in some ways is an eco-friendly one. Aside from the wrapper used (photo above), it was also bundled by the same material-used as ribbon instead of plastic.

native ribbon
the card is also made from recycled materials
err the real owner of the bouquet!

the sweet message on the card (Happy Valentine Babe and my baby
We will be together soon,  I 'm waiting for both of you)
In the end, it is really the thought that counts. I have always been thankful to my husband for making his presence felt halfway around the world most especially during these special times. For making the distance between us shorter by sending these flowers and making me feel good inside and out.


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Making Your mark. In March Giveaway

How does winning $200 worth of beauty products sound to you?

Be sure to come back on March 1st till the 15th to enter the Making Your mark. in March Giveaway Event!


You have a chance to win $200 worth of mark. products PLUS ‘Get Positively Beautiful: The Ultimate Guide to Looking and Feeling Gorgeous’ Paperback Book by Carmindy (a $15.99 Value)!

The prize includes:
  • mark Super Flip Color Kit – 9 Eye shadows, 1 Highlighter/Illuminator/Bronze/Blush ($20)
  • mark Super Flip It Kit – 9 Eye shadows, 9 lip glosses ($20)
  • mark Sassy Fragrance Mist - 1.5 fl. oz. ($16)
  • mark Multifaceted Necklace in Smoky Mix (Light Color) ($30)
  • mark Midi Cosmetic Bag ($7)
  • mark Bling On the Brushes Mini Brush Kit ($16)
  • mark Make It Go Away Makeup Removing Wipes ($10)
  • mark Mist Opportunity Multi-tasking Refresher ($8)
  • mark Primed for Perfection Face Primer - 0.4 fl. oz. ($10)
  • mark Keep It Going Longwear Eyeliner & Shadow in Iconic ($11)
  • mark Glow Baby Glow Hook Up Lip Gloss in Smooches ($6.50)
  • mark Glossblossom Ripening Lip Tint ($6.50)
  • mark Make It Big Lash Plumping Mascara in Raven (Black) ($7.50)
  • mark Get in Line Hook Up Liquid Waterproof Eyeliner in Cleo (Black) ($6.50)
  • mark Glowdacious Illuminating Powder in Shimmied Up ($13)
  • mark Get Misty Lemon Sugar Body Mist ($12)
  • Get Positively Beautiful: The Ultimate Guide to Looking and Feeling Gorgeous’ Paperback Book by Carmindy ($15.99)

Click here if you'd like to see pictures of the products.

The giveaway will be live on March 1- March 15 and is open to U.S. & Canada readers only – we wish we could include international readers as well but we hope you guys understand.
If you're a blogger & would like to participate in the event as a sponsor, sign ups for this event are still open but HURRY because we are down to less than 10 spots left! $6 to sign up and to get 3 links (Facebook, Twitter & Google+) on the Rafflecopter Form. Blogger Participants are eligible to enter in the giveaway as well as the blogger participant giveaway which is $25 PayPal Cash. Sign ups close February 25, 2012. To sign up, click HERE.

If not, just be sure to come back on the 1st of March to enter for your chance to win! :D

Wordless Wednesday | A Baby and a Tear


No! Just crying for Mama!

Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Valentine Delight Loot | WINNER!!!

There's a slight turn of events, the winner which I was able to contact thru email responded, she passed on the prize since she said she doesn't have a Paypal address and asked me to pick up another winner, which by the way is :

Monday, February 20, 2012

$700 Winter Blast of Cash Giveaway

Welcome to the $700 Winter Blast of Cash Giveaway! An amazing team of bloggers teamed up to give away $700 in cash to one lucky person. This giveaway is hosted by  Giveaway Promote and will run until March 4th 2012.

One winner with a valid Paypal account will be chosen at random from all valid entries. This giveaway is open worldwide.

Winter Blast of Cash Giveaway Event

This giveaway is brought to you by:

Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below-the more tasks you do, the greater chance of winning.
Good Luck!

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Support New Blogger Cash Giveaway

A number of amazing bloggers got together to bring you this giveaway. With the exception of one of the hosts, all the participating blogs are considered new. They were either started in 2011 or 2012 or they still had low number of followers.

This event's hosts are Kathleen of Callista's Ramblings and Janet of Going Crazy!! Wanna Go??

One winner will get $145 deposited into their PayPal account. The giveaway is open worldwide to anyone 18+ who has a PayPal account.

Use the rafflecopter form below to enter. Be sure to read all instructions and especially the terms and conditions. You have until Feb. 28, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Post Valentine $$$ Giveaway

The fun doesn’t end after February 14! In line with the celebration of the sweetest day of the year, I have teamed up with some great bloggers to bring you the Post-Valentine $$$ Giveaway. Get a chance to win $120 by completing all the entries on the Rafflecopter form. This event will run from Feb. 15 (12:01 am) to Feb 22 (11:59pm), 2012. Open Worldwide.


Below are the list of the kind sponsors who made this event possible! You can check their sites too and see if they have current contests or giveaways. Good luck and have fun. I Heart Giveaways | The Coffee Chic | Life Can't Wait | Wonderful Things In Life | The Mystic Kitchen | Of Limes and Lemons | Coupon Queen of Texas | Fad and Glamor | Jenn's Blah Blah Blog | Keenly Kristin | couponing4you | Feed Your Pig | Pinay Mommy Online | Savingformyfamily | Koupon Krazed | Karenade Fashion | The Coup Diva | My Frugal Mom | Mary's Cup of Tea | Fashionizzta | Two Little Cavaliers | Whims and Views | Africa's Blog SaraLee's Deals & Steals

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Looking for Sign Ups I Luck of the Irish Giveaway 3/10-17

It has become so much fun joining and sponsoring giveaways, now here's another chance, if you're a blogger, you can sign up and participate in this event. If you just want to join, you will know when to go back to this blog and join.

It’s good to share some love on St. Patty’s day! Be one of the awesome bloggers who have signed up for the Luck of the Irish $$$ Giveaway. Check the form now and join the fun.
This event is hosted by The Coffee Chic and Africa’s blog The online contest will run from March 10 to 17, 2012.
The fee to participate is only $3 for the Mandatory Facebook link (includes $1 Admin fee). Each additional entry will cost $2. Maximum cost will be $7 for 1 FB page, 1 Twitter account and 1 G+ page. The cash prize will depend on the number of participants or sponsors.
What are you waiting for? SIGN UP NOW. Don’t forget to mention I (My Charmed Momreferred you.
If you have any questions, please send an email to

Saturday, February 11, 2012

A Reason for Everything

Don't get me wrong, this is not an excuse letter. haha If you have been visiting this blog frequently you might have noticed the lack of more personal posts maybe for the past two months or so. Actually there had been so many things to write and post about but juggling my time between blogging and being a mom to a growing toddler is no joke as I have mentioned in a post before. Now that Ceana has become more active, I need to keep an eye on her as she likes to put everything in her mouth and also I need to guide her as she explores on things. That means more time supervising her, actually more playing time equals lesser time online. 

Looking back, December came and left so suddenly, with the Holidays, all the reunions plus the preparation for my daughter's first birthday party last January 6th (a post which I haven't done yet) I was able to write only a few blogs posts both for this blog and my other blog
After the party, I was hoping to get back in tune, update my posts and do regular blogging but then a mishap happened. Dawn of January 11, my laptop and my two cellphones were nabbed from our bedroom's window. Yes, you can call me silly for leaving it open which was how it was for the longest time I can remember. I feel suffocated with all windows closed and besides I believe that it was relatively 'safe' since we live in a compound. But I was wrong. One thing that I was distressed about the loss, more than the loss of the gadgets is the loss of all the pictures stored in the laptop, most specially of my daughter's. You can call me silly (again) for not having back ups, but hey who would've think it will happen? Good things is that I have uploaded most of it, if not all to Facebook and her videos to Youtube (thank God for social media sites!).

Until now, I'd rather not think about what happened, I just console myself with the thinking that whoever got it must've used it for something really worthwhile and I hope that it has helped him. On the otherhand, this also explains my lack of zest to do posts, with no photos to use and with no entries to use in joining weekly meme, much more a laptop to use for blogging, who will have the desire to continue blogging? I admit, I thought, this will be the end of it all. With  two new blogs merely six and three months old, striving to build traffic and get good page rank who will survive blogging without a laptop? 
But God indeed delivers, my 12 year old nephew, made some sacrifice and lent me his netbook, (since I have no plans of buying a new one because of some future plans same reason why I have resorted to giveaway sponsorships which are quite addicting by the way! using my Paypal earnings from sponsored posts in joining giveaway hops), aside from that, despite the lack of posts this blog got a PR2 and my other blog, Of Limes and Lemons a PR1 in the recent run made by Google. yay! 

Indeed everything happens for a reason, some of which we even can't comprehend. Honestly, I had been in and out of synch lately due to some other personal reasons but I realized that there are a lot of other better things to be grateful and hopeful for. Never mind the small stuff! The experiences I had gave me more determination to continue this journey with blogging and to look forward for more important and delightful things ahead. Happy days are gonna be here again, soon!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Random Acts of Kindness Cash Giveaway

Coupons For Wisconsin and Operation $40K have joined up with 58 other blogs to bring you the Random Acts of Kindness Cash Giveaway!
Random Acts Of Kindness Day is February 17th, and the winner will receive an email that day with the news that he/she is $175 richer!
To enter, log in below, and click the green "Do It" buttons to get your instructions!
Good Luck!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

What Kind of Top Mom Am I?

If you are a Nuffnanger and have some ads running in your blog, then you might want to check it now to see the current ad. Actually is is one run by Top Moms and along with it is a survey to define what kind of a Top Mom you are. I took the challenge and after answering seven (7) questions here is the result :

You are a Discerning Top Mom!

The definition (from the site):

You are a nurturing mom who supports her kids wholeheartedly. You respond to their needs by providing practical solutions. In your household, you encourage your kids to be helpful and have self-confidence. And you believe in open communication between you and your kids.
When it comes to discipline, you tend to explain to your kids the reason for reprimanding them so they can better understand the consequences of their actions. Your forgiving nature often leads to chastisement instead of harsh punishment.

The quiz was actually patterned after Diana Baumrind's studies, an American psychologist who identified three parenting styles namely : Authoritarian Parenting, Authoritative Parenting and Permissive Parenting. She used naturalistic observation, parental interviews and other research methods for style identification.

If you want to know what type of mom you are, then click here.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Moms for Social Good – Help Raise Diaper Funds for Babies, Toddlers, and Special Needs Children

I am proud to be one of the first 400 Founding Members of Moms for Social Good when it launched last January 9th (2012), though I was not able to make posts about the past two campaigns that it has launched namely : Educating African Children and Malaria No More's Dream Big for Africa, I am still committed with the group's advocacy and that is to use social media and blogging voluntarily to help spread the word about the amazing work non-profit organizations and NGO's do around the world.

This time around, the partner for our third campaign is Atlanta Diaper Relief which is an organization dedicated to give out diapers to poor families, they are a diaper bank which collects diapers through their drives and distributes them to families in need. They believe that mothers do not have to make a choice between diapers and food and that they don't have to use soiled, reused diapers to their children. 

According to Kia Morgan Smith, founder and SEO of Atlanta Diaper Relief, though they receive thousands of diapers, they receive very few financial donations which make operations harder to maintain. 

In lieu of this, we are asking for your help to give out DONATIONS to Atlanta Diaper Relief and help them continue their projects and advocacy. Log in to their website.

Let's join together and spread the word!

You can help via Twitter by tweeting : 

Donate to @ATLDiaperRelief and help babies, toddlers, and #specialneedschildren in need of diapers! 4 hours ago

If you want to be part of Moms for Social Good and be involved, click here.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Valetine's Paypal Cash Giveaway

I have teamed up with I Love Coupons & Giveaways and some other AMAZING bloggers to bring you this Valentine's PayPal Cash Giveaway! I'm sure you all have someone special you would love to spend some extra cash on - or hey- even a spa day for yourself! Nothin' wrong with a little pampering, right?? One lucky winner will get $100 PayPal Cash, and we've even added a $40 PayPal Cash prize for a second place winner! Just fill out the rafflecopter form below for your chance to WIN!

Happy Valentine's Day and GOOD LUCK everyone!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Hopping For Your Honey I Valentine Delight Loot

Happy Heart's Month lovelies! I have launched this giveaway as a thanksgiving not only for the success of my two blogs My Charmed Mom and Of Limes and Lemons but also for some personal matters-(despite mishaps that happened) some wishes being granted!yay!

My blogging life started in August which came about because of reading breastfeeding/mommy blogs and this caused my addiction in joining online contests and giveaways.haha  Luckily, I have won several. But not only did I win contests and giveaways, I have also won followers and most especially friends online. 

This giveaway is in participation to Hopping for Your Honey Giveaway Blog Hop which is hosted by Couponing and Reviewing in Texas, If Only Life Could be That Simple, Going Crazy, Wanna Go? and Whirlwind of Surprises

So now, here's what's at stake :
FEMALE-best fits Small -Medium Frame
MALE : best fits  Medium-Large Frame




Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below and please make sure that you read the Terms and Conditions of the Giveaway.
Good luck and have fun!Hope you'll enjoy these treats!

Cupid's Cash Giveaway

Welcome to the Cupids Cash Giveaway hosted by MamaNYC! A team of bloggers came together to bring this wonderful event to celebrate Heart's Month, that is by getting a chance to win $850 Paypal Cash prize! 

This giveaway is open WORLDWIDE for participants with valid Paypal account. The event runs from February 1st 12:01AM EST until February 14th 11:59PM EST

Enter the giveaway by filling out the Rafflecopter below-completing ALL the options give you higher chances of winning.

Good luck!

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Disclaimer: This giveaway is a self-sponsored group collaborative effort in order to provide a cash prize. Each participant has provided funds in order to present this giveaway. This event is in no way sponsored or affiliated with any company or other individual(s) other than those included within the Rafflecopter widget.

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Now here's your chance to win $100 Amazon GC, just fill out the Rafflecopter below and make sure you follow the instructions. Good luck and have a blast!

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