Monday, April 30, 2012

Madame Deals Event : Kate Spade Giveaway

What an amazing purse!! Are you ready to own this Kate Spade?
This Navy Kate Spade purse is valued at $425!

One lucky reader will WIN it!

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Giveaway will run April 30 12:01 am EST - May 10 11:59 pm EST
You have a lot of chances to WIN!

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Diamond Earrings ($1000 Value) Giveaway is your new source for discount gift cards and NAME brand coupon codes. Now you can combine these discounts in ONE place to save more than ever before! and My Jewelry Box are offering an AMAZING giveaway for Mothers Day! Mom is a girl, so who is her best friend? That's right, DIAMONDS!

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For the most exquisite and wide selection of jewelry gifts this Mother's Day, is your number one of all jewelry stores that guarantees the best in quality, service at the most competitive prices. A Style for Any Taste; A Price for Any Budget; The Perfect Gift for Mom's Everywhere! Save 20%!

This stunning pair of 1/2 carat (ctw) diamond earrings boasts the luster of over five dozen round, brilliant cut blue and white stones and is delicately crafted from 10 karat polished white gold. Fourteen luminous blue diamonds glimmer alluringly among a bed of fifty-two pristine white diamonds.

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Blogger Sign Ups | Madame Deals Louis Vuitton Event

Madame Deals is up again for another FREE Blogger Opp! 

And guess what?
This time a Louis Vuitton purse is at stake.

 If you are a blogger SIGN UP HERE and don't forget that MY CHARMED MOM referred you.

And if you just want to join come back here between May12-June12 to cast your entries!

Kitchen Aide Mania Giveaway


We are giving away a white KitchenAid KSM150PSWH Artisan Series 5-Quart Mixer to one lucky reader! This is a perfect Mother's Day gift to every one who loves baking or simply just being in the kitchen! This was made possible by Bay Area MommyAmerican Family and some of the most awesome bloggers!

KitchenAid KSM150PSWH Artisan Series 5-Quart Mixer
- Retail Value: $349.99
- Color: White
- 325-watt mixer with 10 speeds; 5-quart stainless steel bowl
- Tilt-back head for easy access to mixture
- 1 piece pouring shield with large chute for adding ingredients
- Includes flat beater, dough hook, and wire whip
- Measures 14 by 8-2/3 inches by 14 inches; 1-year warranty

Giveaway will run from April 29 at 12AM EST to May 9 at 11:59PM EST. Open to the US only. Must be at least 18 years old to be eligible.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Blogger Sign Ups | What A Woman Wants Giveaway Event

Butler Bag, Mom to Bed by 8, Iowa-Mom and Oh! My Heartsie is excited to present the What A Woman Wants Event from May 11th to May 25th

What A Woman Wants Giveaway Event is a free blogger event.  You will receive one link at no cost as a thank you for participating in this event.

Prizes: Butler Bag (RV$215), Odyssey Cologne spray, Odyssey Roll-On Anti-Perspirant Deodorant, Odyssey Perfumed Skin Softener, RARE DIAMONDS Body Lotion, RARE DIAMONDS Shower Gel, RARE DIAMONDS Eau de Parfum Spray, SKIN SO SOFT Signature Silk Moisturizing Shower Gel, SKIN SO SOFT Signature Silk Gelled Body Oil, SKIN SO SOFT Signature Silk Replenishing Hand Cream, Florence Gift Set, Leading Love 2-Piece Gift Set, Silver Coin Purse, Black Wallet and $50 cash to fill it with!

Join the What A Woman Wants Giveaway event today, grow your readership and offer one amazing prize package including a Butler Bag (RV$215), $50 Cash, Jewelry, Skincare, Bath products and more! SIGN UP HERE.

Blogger Opportunity | FREE : Fun with Firmoo

This is is for BLOGGERS ONLY. This is not a giveaway.

This sign up is open to all Bloggers who wish to participate in an upcoming giveaway sponsored by Firmoo. Just fill out the form below.

Diaper/Laptop Bag plus more Giveaway

My Charmed Mom has teamed up with a fellow blogger, Mystique Unique's very first Giveaway !!

The Prizes are:

  • Diaper Bag with changing pad (can easily be used for a laptop bag)
    • I would have used it for a laptop bag, but many babies out there that need it more than I do. ;-)
  • Avent Baby Bottle 
  • 3 hand crocheted newborn beanie hats made by my Mom 
  • Mirra Makeup Brush Set (for mommy)
  • Lots of Samples (for mommy) and Coupons
  •  Comforts coupon booklet has a two Free Product Coupons too
    • One Free package of Comfort Diapers
    • One Free Comfort Wipes 
    • One Free Comforts Puffs or Little Crunchers food
    • Along with a few more great coupons

You can enter this Great Giveaway from 4/27/12  12:01am through 5/09/12 12:01am

Bloggers, you can enter too !!

    Please wait for the Rafflecopter entry form to load below and Good Luck everyone!!

    a Rafflecopter giveaway

    Thursday, April 26, 2012

    Marvel's The Avengers Giveaway

    Captain America, The Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, etc...
    We've seen their individual movies, now it's time for us to see them all together in one awesome movie!

    Marvel Studios presents “Marvel’s The Avengers”—the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

    MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS (In Disney Digital 3D™)
    Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man
    Chris Evans as Captain America
    Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk
    Chris Hemsworth as Thor
    Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow
    Jeremy Renner as Hawk Eye
    Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
    Tom Hiddleston as Loki
    Stellan SkarsgÄrd as Selvig

    In “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Super Heroes team up to pull the world back from the brink of disaster when an unexpected enemy threatens global security. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when “Marvel’s The Avengers” assemble!

    And I'm excited to announce that I've partnered up with Bay Area Mommy and Marvel to bring you this giveaway for one "Marvel's The Avengers" prize pack which includes:

    - MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS t-shirt in adult sizes of S, M, L, XL

    Avengers shirt
    MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS set of 6 buttons
    MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS one pair of limited edition 3D glasses 

    Enter by filling out the Rafflecopter form below! Giveaway will run until May 13
    and is open to the US/CANADA, 18+ only.
    And don't forget that MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS hits theaters everywhere on May 4th!

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012

    Blogger Sign Ups | FREE : 1K .5ct Blue Diamond Earring Giveaway, partnered with My Jewelry Box, is offering this stunning pair of 1/2 carat (ctw) diamond earrings, valued at $1000. This set boasts the luster of more than five dozen, brilliant cut blue and white stones, delicately crafted from 10 karat polished white gold. Fourteen luminous blue diamonds glimmer alluringly among a bed of fifty-two pristine white diamonds.

    Here is your chance to give away something TRULY unique on your blog, and the best part? You can get one entry for FREE!

    To Participate in This Event:
    Create a post about sign ups for this event, and link back to the form below for a FREE Twitter entry.
    In lieu of posting, you may send $1 for your Twitter entry to
    Additional links are available for $1 each (Choose from Facebook or email subs)
    Complete the form HERE.
    Your submission confirmation screen will contain a link to the post html, and rafflecopter script, and you may schedule your post to go live at 12:01 am 4/30 EST.

    Blogger Sign Ups | Kitchen Love

    Couponing and Reviewing in Texas  is hosting an amazing giveaway, and they would like for you to be a part of it. Sign-ups are free and the only requirement is that you post about the event. This is a great way to gain exposure without having to pay a dollar for it.

    The event will run from May 1 – 18th. All post are required to be live by midnight on May 1st or your entry will be taken off the Rafflecopter.

    This is a event is free for bloggers, you will just need to share a post about the giveaway, and you’ll receive 1 entry of your choice on the Rafflecopter form.
    Additional entries can be purchased for $2 each and made payable via Paypal (as a gift) to Please include your blog and pertinent information in the notes section of the payment.

    Flirty Apron
    3 pack Freeze & Lock containers from CoolGear, Inc.
    Eat Smart Digital Scale
    Fagor America, Inc. Pressure Cooker 

    Many more prizes to be included…..
    To join, please follow the steps below:
    1. make a post about the event
    2. send payment for other entries (optional)
    3. complete FORM here.

    Tuesday, April 24, 2012

    Wordless Wednesday | Reminiscing Summer 2010

    These pictures were taken exactly 2 years ago. My Husband and I went on our second honeymoon at the Summer Capital, Baguio City, Philippines,  the result, a bouncing baby girl!
    view from the top, 5000ft above sea level
    254 kms north of Manila
    foggy dusk

    husband and I wearing traditional tribe costumes

    photo with members of the Igorot Tribe
    at La Trnidad Benguet-Vegetable Capital of the PHL
    fresh pick
    strawberry picking, anyone?


    Action Campaign : Moms for Social Good – World Malaria Day

    Malaria is an epidemic that takes away a child's life every minute. Indeed a very scary statistic. April 25 is celebrated as World Malaria Day, at the same time it is the kick off for its the campaign #EndMalaria.
    Mom Bloggers for Social Good's partner, Malaria No More has teamed up with United Nations Special Envoy for Malaria launched #EndMalaria which is an online and mobile effort to gather donations to buy bed nets that can protect a mother and child from the malaria-transmitting mosquitoes that bite at night. 

    You can text to donate, donate online and buy a book that donates a net.

    If you want to help out, check out these links :

    and if you want to make a direct donation, visit and save a life.

    Action Campaign : Moms for Social Good – BRAC

    What is BRAC?
    BRAC is a development organisation dedicated to alleviating poverty by empowering the poor to bring about change in their own lives.
    We started out in Bangladesh in 1972, and over the course of our evolution, we have established ourselves as a pioneer in recognising and tackling the many different realities of poverty. 
    Mom Bloggers for Social Good is happy to be partnering with BRAC with its campaign Honor Your Mother, Change a Life. This campaign aims to help poverty stricken mothers to aid them with the necessary tools in order for them to alleviate the status of their lives.

    If you want to help you can participate in this campaign by checking out these links and sharing them to your friends to gain awareness :

     Facebook: Honor Your Mother, Change a Life With BRAC

    PinterestHonor Your Mother, Change a Life With BRAC

    Blog: If you would like more information about BRAC's Mother's Day campaign please visit Honor Your Mother, Change a Life With BRAC

    When A Smile Matters

    As moms, our child's smile can make the world stop for a second, nothing else will matter, never mind world peace and all cruelty in the world. Our baby will become our world, it may be that way for the next few days, months and or years.

    When I was pregnant, I was a worry-wart. I guess most of us were especially if it is the first time. We all wanted the best for our baby-in terms of health conditions. Several sonogram sessions were able to ease my worries and kept me calm for the meantime but then the larger anticipation of giving birth and labor pains took its place in my hypothalamus and overpowered my worries. But above all these experiences (and worries) one thing I was able to attest, is that if you're a mother, your love is unconditional-no matter what happens, whatever your baby will look like when he comes out and whatever situation and circumstances he is in you will still love and take care of him no matter what.

    Why am I sharing this? Well apparently, not may of us know but every 3 minutes a child is born with a cleft,  unable to do normal things like eat, speak, socialize and more importantly, smile. Based on worldwide population and birth rate estimations, cleft lips and cleft palates (a cleft is an opening in the lip, the roof of the mouth or the soft tissue in the back of the mouth) occur in approximately 1 per 500-700 births, the ratio varying across geographic areas or ethnic groupings. The sad thing is the exact cause of all this is still unknown. This congenital defect may also be attributed to a combination of genetic and environmental factors since the defect takes place during the early stage of development. Scientists are still looking for ways to prevent clefts from happening but according to studies increased intake of folic acid during the early stages of pregnancy may reduce the risk. In many cases, parents are not able to afford surgeries that will allow these children to live a normal life...

    Operation Smile wanted to change lives forever. It is an international children's medical charity that heals children's smiles. More than just an NGO and founded in 1982, Operation Smile is a  mobilized group of medical professionals and volunteers that has provided more than 2 million patient evaluations and over 200,000 safe, free and effective surgeries for cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities to children and young adults around the world. Operation Smile is one of the most prominent children's charities in the world and its presence is felt in over 60 countries. The generosity of supporters from different walks of life like business leaders, students, celebrities, athletes, musicians and even companies who offer textbook rentals then donate a portion of their proceeds for this charity all help to make the vision of Operation Smile possible. They all create smiles. These smiles are not just from the face but from the heart that bring new life and new hope to children all across the globe and will change lives forever.

    What about you? What have you done in your own little ways to change lives?



    My Charmed Mom teamed up with NaturalHairLatina to bring you this awesome giveaway for “Linwoods” #SuperFood

    One lucky winner will receive
    Ground- flax seed, almonds, brazil nuts, walnuts & Q10 (12.7oz 360g) $15.67 Value

    Open to US Residents ONLY with ages 18+

    Sunday, April 22, 2012

    Blogger Sign Ups | FREE : Chic Algene's Birthday Bash

    Join Chic Algene as she celebrates her birthday with a $100 Paypal Cash Giveaway.

    Event will run from May 8-30 2012 and is open Worldwide. 
    Bloggers who wish to participate will get 1 Free link (Facebook Page  only). Additional links will be $2.

    For more information and for the sign up page, CLICK HERE.

    Earth Day 2012

    Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet, and the winds long to play with your hair.

    -- Kahlil Gibran

    AfriKan Republic

    My Charmed Mom teamed up with NaturalHairLatina to bring you this awesome giveaway for Africkan Republic- 

    Golden Shea Butter Cream & Green Tea and Tea Tree Cream

    Open to US residents ONLY, 18 years old and above. Please take note that all entries will be verified.

    One Winner will get :

    -Golden Shea Butter Cream 6 oz

    -Green Tea and Tea Tree Cream 4 oz

    Good Luck Everyone!!

    Saturday, April 21, 2012

    Just Sharing | Nail Vanity

    Thought I would share one of my favorite girly activities. 

    As a mom, I admit that due to the rigorous demands of motherhood, just like any other moms out there (especially stay at home moms like me) I sometimes forget about my personal needs, it is not really neglecting my  own but merely prioritizing my daughter's. As for my experience, I sometimes may not be able to comb my hair for the whole day, but I know in my daughter's eyes, I am her world and I am the most beautiful woman on earth. Agree? 
    If there's one obsession or fetish I have though, (aside from full body massages-which I terribly miss), it will be pedicure. I usually have my toes done every 2 weeks or twice a month. I like shades of red and other dark nail polish colors because I think those colors make my feet appear fairer. If my toes are well groomed, I'm at peace. It is my simple pleasure. For this week, I had some designs applied to my toes :

    Summer Peach 
    white steaks added
    Wondering about my hands?I seldom have manicures. I reserve them for special events and occasions or when I feel like having one, but that's not regular. Though I don't do the laundry, I just don't feel comfortable having it as much as having my pedis. Also I use my fingers/hand a lot of times during the day caring for my tot and I prefer seeing my nails plain.

    So there you go. How about you?What is your simple pleasure ?

    Baby Shower Celebration Swaddle Designs Giveaway

    My Charmed Mom is joining  Tots and Me to celebrate the birth of her baby boy.  Her baby shower celebration has been extended into April due to unforeseen circumstances.

    Tots and Me

    The review that follows is written by Tots and Me :

    "A few weeks ago I shared a little bit about Swaddle Designs


    We were sent an Angry Birds Body Suit and a Angry Birds Marquisette Blanket to try out. I have to tell you I was a little leery at first with it being Angry Birds. I had hardly ever heard of them. I was not sure if this was a show or a video game or what. And the name doesn't sound very babyish. (What can I say, I don't pay attention to popular culture, never have).  Little did I know that, 
    "Angry Birds by Rovio is a phenomenally popular game.  Angry Birds is the
    fastest growing brand in the world with over 600 million downloads.  Little
    boys and girls, teens, men, women, grandmas and grandpas - all love playing
    Angry Birds.  The game is entertaining to people of all ages, genders and
    geographies, and is fun for family members to play together during snuggle

    After receiving the blanket and bodysuit I decided the Angry Birds were quite cute and suddenly my hubby was obsessed with the game on his phone. The blanket has become one of my favorites to wrap baby Harold up in. I have to say I have another Swaddle Designs receiving blanket. Right about the same time I was contacted with an affirmative from Swaddle Designs to help sponsor my Baby Shower Celebration, I also won an Ultimate Receiving Blanket. While I like the Ultimate Receiving Blanket I still struggle to swaddle with the material of this blanket being thicker. It is a lovely blanket and I use it for multiple things. However, the marquisette blanket is a thinner material and easier for me to swaddle with. Here is a description from their site:
    "SwaddleDesigns Marquisette Swaddling Blanket is made from premium cotton in a lightweight open weave design. Marquisette is similar to gauze, however marquisette has a softer hand because of the finer threads and higher thread count. SwaddleDesigns offers the finest, highest quality lightweight swaddling cloths on the market."
    I love the large size of these blankets. At first I struggled with them being so big. But after some practice, using the instructions sewn onto the blanket, I have been able to swaddle the baby successfully. 


    Sometimes he will calm down as soon as he realizes he is being wrapped up.
    The only problem I am having now is that he prefers his arms out.

    By the way, the rolled up blanket that is helping to prop him up is an Ultimate Receiving Blanket. I have to practice some more with the thicker material to get it to swaddle nicely. But it makes a nice support or regular blanket. Plus I am sure it would make a great cover up for nursing or maybe a floor blanket for play when he gets older. The quality of both is remarkable, very highly recommended. You may have noticed in the above pictures that he is wearing his Angry Birds bodysuit. I just love it. Swaddle Designs carries both long sleeve and short sleeve body suits. They sent us a short sleeve one to review. Which is perfect seeing as the weather is getting warmer. In the picture below it was a chillier day and he was wearing a long sleeve onesie underneath it. 
    The quality of the body suit is wonderful. It is made of soft 100% cotton knit and has just the right amount of stretch to it. The neck opening expands perfectly, no snaps to worry about there. Speaking of snaps, the ones in the crotch area are great. Having had many baby outfits over the years, I have had snaps that are too hard to open, some that are too hard to close, some that are both. I also have dealt with snaps that won't stay closed. These snaps stay closed wonderfully and they are not too hard to snap or undo. Just right. Once again, very highly recommended.

    Okay, so I have to share two more pictures. I have tried the body suit with two different outfits and would love to know which you think is cuter. This will be in the Rafflecopter for some easy extra entries.
    A) Over the top of a long sleeve onesie with red pants.

    B) No extra onesie with denim pants.

    The one concern I did have with the body suit is that the red rim cuff is a little tighter than some of the other body suits we have and it was a bit of a struggle to get the long sleeves pulled through without bunching up.  Other than that, the bodysuit is perfect.
    You can purchase your own Angry Birds Bodysuits and marquisette receiving blankets, as well as many other designs from Swaddle Design.  The body suits come with your choice of bird in a small image or large image (as shown above).  The blankets come with your choice of bird or with the multi bird print (as shown above). Personally I like the multi-bird print. They also carry Ultimate Receiving Blankets, Swaddle Duos, Baby Lovies, Baby Burpies, zzZipMe Sacks and plush toys in the Angry Birds Collection. 

    Don't forget to check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

    To help celebrate Baby Harold's birth, Swaddle Designs is offering one lucky reader their choice of Angry Bird body suit (in your choice of bird and size) or an Angry Birds Marquisette Receiving Blanket.

     Just fill in the Rafflecopter form below. Remember, you don't have to fill in every entry (there are only 2 mandatory entries) but each entry you complete increases your chances for winning and I would love for you to follow these great ladies who are helping me.

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