Friday, March 30, 2012

Going Away Giveaway Part 2 (March Into April Giveaway Hop)

As promised, here's the second part of my Going Away Giveaway!

For this giveaway ONE lucky winner will receive either a Pampering Set plus Laptop Bag (plus water bottle) or a $30 Paypal Cash.


Use the Rafflecopter form below to cast your entries. Make sure you read first the Terms and Conditions before entering. Giveaway runs until April 2 11:59 EDT.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

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Wordless Wednesday | Simply Delightful

Horsey-horsey time!


the look on her face

pure fun...

and enjoyment that could melt a mom's heart!
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Going Away Giveaway Part 1


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Going away and moving forward! This is my battlecry right now. As I'm about to face a new chapter of my life-the start our life together (full story here) I just can't help but feel so grateful with the outpouring blessings. In lieu of this, I will be having some giveaways in this blog and my other blog in the coming days as thanksgiving.

I am a breastfeeding advocate. In fact, I have been breastfeeding my daughter for almost 15months now. So far, I have maintained my milk supply enough to sustain her needs till now. I know most especially for first time moms like me that sometimes it is difficult to engage in breastfeeding most especially in public. That is why I am giving away a Baby Bond Nursing Cover (Couture in Espresso, RV $35) for breastfeeding and expectant moms as well. 



photo source : www.babybondnursing.com
BabyBond Couture™ is adjustable creating a custom fit as your body changes after baby arrives. A hybrid between nursing top and belly band, it can be worn to nurse from the top or the bottom of your shirt so it works with your entire wardrobe. When worn like a sash, it functions like a nursing top. When worn like a belt, it functions like a belly band. Rolls up into self-storing pouch.(from www.babybondnursing.com)

actual product
Instructions : Giveaway is open to Philippine residents only and will run from March 28 12:01 EST  until April 1 12:01 AM EST. Winner will be announced and will be contacted by email after and will be given 48 hours to respond.  Please use the form below for your entries. Best of luck to everyone!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Blogger Sign Ups | Kindle Fire Giveaway




What's new? Acadiana's Thrifty Mom will be giving out a Kindle Fire. Giveaway will run from April 9th-30th and the best part is that it is open for blogger sign ups...Absolutely FREE!
Check HERE for more details and information.








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Monday, March 19, 2012

Lucky Day $75 Giveaway


My Charmed Mom is happy to have teamed up with I Heart Giveaways and all other awesome bloggers to bring you Lucky Day Giveaway! This event is part of March Moola Madness which will run from March 19 to April 2, 2012. Get a chance to win $75 Paypal Cash or Amazon Card of your choice. This giveaway is Open Worldwide. 
 
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What are you waiting for? Enter the rafflecopter below and start submitting your entries. Good luck!


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Try your luck today and start hopping. Below is a link collection of 101 ongoing giveaways and contests listed under March Moola Madness. Join now for more chances of winning exciting prizes!












Friday, March 16, 2012

Blogger Sign Ups | Celebrating Serenity

Are you a mommy blogger who's expecting a baby or you may also be a blogger with friends or family who have kids or expecting a baby? Do you like to win stuff, and want to offer your readers the chance to win a high value gift card to Babies R Us and numerous other prizes? Then you might want to sign up and co-sponsor this awesome baby/mommy themed blog event and Babies R Us gift card giveaway!! 


Alena Belleque of Our Little Bit Of Wonderful is hosting the "welcome to the world" blog event Celebrating Serenity from May 1st through May 31st, in honor of the birth of her daughter, Serenity Grace Kristine, who is due on April 29th. This event will include product reviews, giveaways, guest posts, personal stories and pictures, their birth story, and a grand prize giveaway of a high value Babies R Us gift card! Help Alena and her husband, Nick, celebrate the birth of their first baby by becoming a co-sponsor of this great event!

Blogger buy-ins are super affordable at only $5 for two links (Facebook & Twitter), and $2 for each additional link (GFC, Google+ and/or Pinterest). And the blogger who refers the most new participants will get their entry fees refunded and win an additional $10!!

All you have to do to sign up is visit this post over on Our Little Bit Of Wonderful and follow the directions you find there. Easy peasy! *wink* Be sure to let Alena know that you found out about this event here on My Charmed Mom.


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Basket for Babes...Bloggers Giving Back Giveaway

Another surprise to you my dear readers and this time it comes with a cause...

We had such a huge success with our Bloggers Giving Back - A Christmas For Kids Giveaway , that we decided to round up the bloggers again and get things going for our 2nd Annual Baskets for Babes Collection!!
 WE HAVE RAISED Over $200 JUST FROM BLOGGERS FOR THIS CAUSE - WE STILL NEED MORE IF WE ARE REALLY GOING TO HELP THESE FAMILIES!!
If you would like to help this cause please donate via the chip in widget to the right at the top of the sidebar




One Busy Moma Blog



 One Busy Moma and Miki's Hope are have teamed up with 26 other bloggers to bring an amazing giveaway in efforts to help raise money for this great cause.
During this giveaway we are giving away a Freshwater Pearl Necklace along with Appraisal Certificate and Cleaning Kit!! ARV $210 - Appraised at $1100!! This is an 18 inch genuine Freshwater Pearl Necklace with a White Gold Clasp.

A $50 Gift Code to Wall Candy Arts 
One Alphabeast of Choice


This event will run from 12:01 am EST on March 15th 2012 through midnight March 30th 2012 The winner will be emailed and announced on March 31st and will have 48 hours to claim their prize

Enter via the rafflecopter form below!


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wordless Wednesday | Success

True enough. Agree?

photo credit
https://www.facebook.com/MAMLMR/photos 

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Knork Super Event Giveaway

My Charmed Mom is so happy to be part of this Supervent courtesy of Full Price Never! My dear readers get a chance to win this amazing prize...

Are you ready for a Super Giveaway Event with the chance to win an amazing prize? I am so excited to share with you all KNORK!
KNORK enhances the dining experience by integrating a fork with the functionality of a knife built in. And they are AWESOME!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Luck of the Irish Cash Giveaway

Here is yet again another giveaway I sponsored to bring back the love you give this blog...






Welcome to Luck of the Irish CASH Giveaway!

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The Coffee Chic, Africa’s Blog and all other amazing bloggers have teamed up to give three lucky individuals a chance to win some cash for St. Partrick’s Day.

A total of $270 will be given away to the winners!
1st prize: $190 Paypal Cash
2nd prize: $50 Paypal Cash
3rd prize: $30 Paypal Cash

This giveaway will run from March 10 to 17, 2012. Open worldwide.

Time to show some lovin’ to all the sponsors! Visit them and try to enter some of the other giveaways. Win exciting prizes!

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

International Women's Day

March 8th of every year, International Women's Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. The history of International Women's Day dates back at the turn of the twentieth century that first started in North America and across Europe as caused by the protests and activism of women against discrimination and the quest to fight for equal rights (with men). It marks the story of ordinary women as makers of history that goes back to the old struggle of women to be in equal footing with men and to be able to participate in society.
International Women's Days is a special day when women are recognized for their achievements without any prejudice or boundaries that pertains to nationality, ethnicity, language, culture, economy or politics. This special occasion is marked by all women's group around the world, and for some it is a national holiday. This is actually a good occasion to commemorate struggles and accomplishments made by women in the past that lead to where women are in society now. As we celebrate it each year, it is an equally good opportunity to look ahead for brighter possibilities and increased potentials that are in store for the woman of today.

Since 1909, when the first protest was held, a tremendous leap has happened to women and her status everywhere-in society and at work. We are no longer seen as the weaker sex, I guess all the hard work that the women activists exerted are all worth it. So let us now celebrate womanhood, celebrate our rights..Happy International Women's Day to all of you!

Google's interface 3/8/2012 in celebration of  International Women's Day


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Wordless Wednesday | Our Bassist

Husband plays bass for the Church's Music Ministry.


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Friday, March 2, 2012

Let Your Dreams Soar | Lantern Festival 2012

It's finally March! How time flies, the past two months of 2012 had been good to me and my family. Despite some mishaps, I can still say that we're quite fortunate with all the blessings we receive daily. First and foremost is the gift of life that the good Lord continuously grace us with everyday and next is the gift of good health and safety which is more than enough to be thankful for. 

Just want to share a long due (again) post, which is a very memorable experience for me.

To welcome 2012 (January 1st), we participated in San Pablo City's First Lantern Festival which was held in SM City San Pablo's Car Park. My enthusiasm to join the event is because I wanted to start as they say the year right and aside from that since this is the city's first, I wanted (and Ceana too) to be part of history. An older cousin's friend was the event organizer's mom, and she was the one who sold me the ticket which is Php 150. The amount included a paper lantern and some brown paper-where we wrote our wishes. 

the event poster, which has the same design as the ticket
 We came to the venue at 5PM, but apparently the actual lighting of the lanterns was scheduled at 8PM. We didn't get bored as there were some performers which included fire dancers, stand up comedians and singers and bands who kept the crowd occupied while waiting for time.
Ceana after a nap-oh the convenience of breastfeeding, anytime, anywhere
My Princess, now smiling and all charged up

excited as the time draws near
At around 7:30, the event organizers had some words and actually gave instructions on the lighting and the setting of the lanterns. We were asked to light our lanterns at the same time then let them float simultaneously at 8PM. One cannot do it alone and will need one or two more to set up and light the lantern, which is also quite symbolic-You can't do everything on your own.

setting up our lantern and sticking the brown paper full of wishes, I  have used  2 papers just for the wishes! and we're getting ready to let it go 
 I of course chose a green lantern
As our lantern drifted up I kissed Ceana while saying a silent prayer. The best word to describe the experience : SURREAL.adj. Having an oddly dreamlike quality; resembling a dream; characterized by fantastic imagery and incongruous juxtapositions (source : www.thefreedictionary.com). I cannot describe what I felt that time as I saw the sky got filled with lanterns of different colors. Many said that the scene was just like one in Tanlged, unfortunately I was not able to see the film that's why I cannot attest to it. The scene was just spectacular. I know that my daughter felt the same way as she gazed up the now brightly-lit up sky.

The photos above were from my cousin's digital camera while the following were grabbed from SM City San Pablo's Facebook Album.


lanterns lighting up the dim sky
















Thursday, March 1, 2012

Making Your Mark. In March Giveaway

 

Welcome to the Making Your Mark. In March $200 Beauty Products 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 $200 Prize Pack contains the following: * 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)

PICTURES of EACH product can be seen by CLICKING HERE! :)

  The giveaway will run from March 1 till the 15th (ending at 11:59PM EST on 03/15) but the winners will not be announced until March 17, 2012 so we can make sure that everyone who entered followed all the rules. I made sure to double check the links and made sure everything was working but if you run into any problems, let me know! This giveaway 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 in Canada, please check our Giveaway Policy to make sure you qualify to enter You may be asked to answer a question if you win.) Must be 18 years old & older to enter. Winner will be chosen using Random.org. Winner will be e-mailed & will have 48 hrs. to reply or we have no choice but to pick another winner. The Rafflecopter will be split & the links will be put on 3 pages. Just in case it doesn't work below, here are the links to find the follow links for Facebook, Twitter, & Google+. Below are the following blogs who helped sponsor in this giveaway along with the Rafflecopter! We all have the same Rafflecopter code so just as long as you enter in one blog, it’s okay – as long as you make sure to visit each blog to follow them according to the Rafflecopter form below (we check for duplicate entries)! ALL ENTRIES WILL BE VERIFIED so please don't try to cheat. ;) Good Luck!
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