>U Mom Knows Best: November 2013

Friday, November 29, 2013

Egyptian Cotton Christmas Giveaway

Egyptian Cotton Christmas Giveaway
Sponsored By: ExceptionalSheets.com
Hosted By: Inside My Head...

ExceptionalSheets.com is a veteran owned and operated company offering products made in the USA! By supporting this company not only are you supporting jobs in America but also veterans. Not to mention just knowing these guys is fun. Don't believe me check out some of their YouTube videos. They have the best customer service ever and strive to keep it that way. You can read all about how they became what they are and what inspired this company, as well as their company guarantee and community involvement HERE.

Moisture Barrier Mattress Pad: Perfect For Restoring Older Mattresses, Softening Firm Mattresses, or Cooling Hot Mattresses. Generously filled with 2.5 inches of COOLING advanced hypo-allergenic cluster down fiber. Moisture barrier underneath to protect your mattress. 200 Thread Count 100% Cotton Cover - Stain and Moisture Resistant - Machine Washable.

Reading Wedge Pillow: Generously filled with premium hypoallergenic 10/90 Down. Great for Reading or using a Tablet in bed. Angled properly for Acid Reflux Relief. Oversize 18" x 12" x 36"

Bamboo Sheet Set: Our Bamboo sheet sets are some of the most comfortable and softest bed sheets on the planet and will make going to bed like staying in a 5 star hotel every night. Bamboo is one of the softest fabrics available on Earth and naturally hugs the body just like silk sheets do. Bamboo is sustainable, naturally antimicrobial, requires significantly less pesticides than cotton and is naturally irrigated, so it makes these the most Green sheets that you can purchase anywhere.

Giveaway Time!!
11/30 - 12/18
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

I will  be taking a break for the next couple of days to celebrate Thanksgiving and spend it with family. I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!


Egyptian Cotton Christmas Giveaway
Dates: 11/30 – 12/18
Referral Prizes / Participant Prizes
Be Sure To Say Tara Pittman or Mom Knows Best Sent You!!
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me!

Add Santa or Rudolph to YOUR Christmas Photo For Free With iCaughtSanta.com

iCaughtSanta.com is a cool way to add Santa and now Rudolph to your photos. You choose what photo you want to use and then with this free code #SantaShare  you can add Santa or Rudolph to the photo. Your kids will be amazed when they see Santa was at their house. The best part is you can use this cool feature from iCaughtSanta.com for free until December 10th, 2013. Just go to iCaughtSanta.com and use the code #SantaShare. You can add Santa to a photo to make a greeting card or to surprise your children on Christmas day. There are many different options to choose from on adding Santa or Rudolph. The photo below are examples from their website. I have not done my photos yet but will post them one we decorate for Christmas. Several years ago I did a photo with  iCaughtSanta.com and my kids were very amazed. They truly thought Santa was in our house. So get those Christmas pictures taken and use this cool feature to add Santa to your photo. The code #SantaShare which makes it free expires 12/10/2013

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Join Me For The Ultimate Thanksgiving Twitter Party!

Come Join Good Cook, TheFrugalMom and other Good Cook Kitchen Experts!

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Twitter Party, Monday, November 25, 2013 at 6:00 pm to 7:00pm EST On Twitter with hashtag #Thanksgivingtips

Join in as we talk about everything Thanksgiving from turkey prep to decorating the table. Plus get a chance to win a special gift and one of three $200 Thanksgiving Baskets that will arrive in time for your dinner.

Be among the first 500 to RSVP by November 23, 2013 and receive a free set of Turkey Lifters

Immortal Sleep Deep -Sleep Formula Review

Do you have trouble falling asleep? Most people do, including me. Some nights when I have trouble falling asleep I need help and I don't want to take something that is habit forming. So when I had the opportunity to try something all natural, I decided to give it a chance. I just took 3 capsules of Immortal Sleep 30 minutes before bed and I had a great nights sleep. I did not experience any side effects and woke up felling great. I am glad that there is something natural that I can take when I have trouble sleeping. 

Immortal Sleep Deep-Sleep Formula is 100% natural and formulated from the finest wild-grown Chinese herbs with no filters. This product will give you a great night's sleep without any side effects or next day drowsiness. 
This all natural sleeping pill contain zizyphus which has been used for centuries to help people fall asleep. It is well suited to those who are stressed out and experiencing symptoms like irritability, agitation, and racing thoughts. Zizyphus is used to get the body to sleep more soundly.

For deep peaceful sleep you need to relax the body and mind. To achieve this this sleeping pill combines L-theanine with  herbs. L-theanine promotes deep relaxation, stress relief and calmness. L-theanine is not a sleep aid itself but allows the body to enter a state of calm relaxation so the herbs may be more effective at getting the body into a deep state of rest.

Most people will suffer from insomnia at one time or another. Often due to stress and anxiety and the inability to “shut off the mind chatter.” Insomnia can quickly inhibit your body and mind’s ability to function at optimum levels. Sleeping pills can be helpful when all other efforts have failed. Our natural herbal sleep aid is not only effective but also safe, non-habit forming and all with no next day grogginess.

If you have trouble with sleep and want to avoid the side effects of other sleeping pills, taking Immortal Herbs’ specially developed herbal sleep formulation will help you to regain the balance needed to ensure a deep peaceful slumber. Deep quality sleep is essential for your health and well being and allows your body to restore and renew. This herbal remedy is extremely safe and will allow deep relaxation and calm.

Unlike other sleeping pills, Immortal Herbs‘ sleep blend may provide your body with benefits beyond that of a good night’s sleep. Immortal Sleep™ contains the time tested herbal remedy long ago introduced into Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In TCM all of the remedies focus on bringing the body back into balance. Traditionally it was used for “replenishing the blood and Yin” and to “strengthen heart functions.” People needing this treatment exhibited symptoms such as heart palpitations, irritability, restlessness, forgetfulness, and night sweats. Today, the herbal remedy is commonly used by Chinese doctors for insomnia associated with palpitation, amnesia, and anxiety.

For more information on Immortal Sleep and other great products they sell go to :

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Max Lucado's The Christmas Candle Movie

There is a wonderful faith based movie that is a must see in movie theaters this weekend. For move information and to see where it is playing go here http://www.thechristmascandlemovie.com/

From bestselling author, Max Lucado, comes THE CHRISTMAS CANDLE, a timeless holiday film for the entire family.

Deep in the heart of the English countryside lies the enchanting village of Gladbury. Legend has it every 25 years an angel visits the village candlemaker and touches a single candle. Whoever lights this candle receives a miracle on Christmas Eve. But in 1890, at the dawn of the electric age, this centuries old legend may come to an end.

When David Richmond (Hans Matheson), a progressive young minister, arrives in Gladbury, the villagers discover a new formula for miracles: good deeds and acts of kindness. While David's quest to modernize Gladbury sets him at odds with the old world candlemaker, he finds an unlikely ally in the lovely skeptic, Emily Barstow (Samantha Barks). Now, the fiery candlemaker must fight to preserve the legacy of the Christmas Candle. But when the candle goes missing, the miraculous and human collide in the most astonishing Christmas the village of Gladbury has ever seen.

Starring Hans Matheson (Clash of the Titans, Sherlock Holmes), Samantha Barks (Les Miserables), Lesley Manville (Disney's A Christmas Carol), and Sylvester McCoy (The Hobbit Trilogy, Doctor Who). Also starring John Hannah (The Mummy, Four Weddings and a Funeral) and Barbara Flynn (Miss Potter) with James Cosmo (Game of Thrones, Braveheart). And introducing singing phenomenon, Susan Boyle, in her feature film debut.

Friday, November 22, 2013

CampusBookRentals.com A Great Way To Save Money On Books

Having kids in college is expensive and the books alone can cost $1000.00 a year. As a parent or a student you want to save money. CampusBookRentals.com is a great way to save money on books. What a great concept of renting books for college. Most people never need those books after they take the class so save some money and rent those books.  CampusBookRentals.com can save you 40-90% off of bookstore prices. They offer free shipping both for receiving and sending back the books. You can highlight in the books and they offer flexible renting periods. They also donate to Operation Smile ( Operation Smile is an international children's medical charity that heals children's smiles, forever changing their lives) with each textbook rented. How I wish this company was there when my daughter went to college. I will use this service when my 14 year starts college.

CampusBookRentals.com has a new program called http://www.rentback.com/ where you make money selling your books to them and everytime someone rents that book you make more money. What a great way to earn money off books you no longer need. 

Here are two videos that help explain the process of CampusBookRentals.com Bothe videos are very good at explaining the whole process.

CampusBookRentals.com RentBack  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX5MAjkqwos

So next semester, why not give CampusBookRentals.com a try and save some money. I am sure as a college student or a parent of one you have better things to spend that money on.

Free Über or ALT Bar for Kroger & Affiliates on 11/22

On Friday, November 22nd you’ll be able to load a digital coupon for a free Über or ALT Bar  to your card! The coupon will only be available that day, but won’t expire until 12/07/13. Go here http://kroger.softcoin.com/programs/kroger/freefri/ to download your coupon to your card.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Ozeri 4x3runner Digital Pocket 3D Pedometer Review

I am a runner and run about 5 miles a day. I was looking for a way to track my progress so, when Ozeri asked me if I wanted to review their Ozeri 4x3runner Digital Pocket 3D Pedometer, I said "yes." The Ozeri 4x3runner Digital Pocket 3D Pedometer is a cool product that tracks a lot of things like steps, miles, time, and speed. It also has walking and jog modes which is a cool feature. When you first set up your pedometer, you put in your weight and height so you can track calories burned too. I like that this product is water resistant as I sometimes get caught in the rain while I am running. The Ozeri 4X3runner Digital Pocket 3D Pedometer is lightweight too. That is a plus to me as I don't want anything weighing me down as I run. It clips easy to anything and there is also a wrist strap, if you prefer to wear it that way. I clip this to my waist pack and it stays secure while I run.
 The pedometer comes with easy to read instructions to help set up the product and understand how to use it.  I am still getting used to using the pedometer while I run but I am amazed at how many steps I take while running. The Ozeri 4x3runner Digital Pocket 3D Pedometer  will help motivate me to workout better while I train for races. This product comes with a 100% satisfaction guaranteed and is priced very well at $28.95 at AMAZON
 To get more information about the Ozeri 4x3runner Digital Pocket 3D Pedometer go to http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BCR4V0K
 So tell me what function of the Ozeri 4x3runner Digital Pocket 3D Pedometer you like best? Mine is the miles as I am trying to increase my mileage to run a 10K.

"These opinions are my own and I was sent the above mention product from Ozeri to review."

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

nuNAAT Garlic Magic Collection

I love nuNAAT products as they not only smell wonderful but do wonders for my hair. I was excited to try their new Garlic Magic collection as it is a natural remedy for slow to grow hair. I tend to lose a lot of hair after washing my hair as after I comb it, there is plenty of hair in my comb. I know what you are thinking, shampoo that smells like garlic? That is not the case. This shampoo and other products smell more floral but has the benefits or garlic. Here are some facts about this product:

This line works its magic at the roots, leaving hair with a fresh, clean scent and intense shine.
Formulated with garlic extract, it cleanses the scalp of impurities and strengthens hair follicles
to promote growth, health and a beautiful shine. It prevents dandruff, excessive oiliness and
hair loss.
 • Restores hair to a strong, healthy and natural state
 • Formulated with garlic extract
 • Fresh, clean scent (no garlic smell)
 • Fights dandruff, excessive oiliness and hair loss
 • Suitable for all hair types. Ideal for slow-to-grow and fragile hair.
NAAT Treament Presentations:
Retail Size: 500ml/ 16.8 fl oz | 300ml/ 10.5 fl oz | 500ml/17.6 fl oz
NAAT Garlic Magic Collection Includes:
 • 500ml/ 16.8 fl oz Shampoo
 • 500ml/ 16.8 fl oz Conditioner
 • 300ml/ 10.5 fl oz Styling Leave-in
 • 500ml/17.6 fl oz Intense Hydration Hair Mask

This is how my hair looked before I started using nuNAAT Garlic Magic Collection. I used the products for two weeks. I used the shampoo, conditioner, and styling leave-in every time I shampooed. The Intense Hydration Hair Mask I used every other time I shampooed. The results were amazing! I noticed less hair in my comb after washing and my straight hair developed a nice wave to it. I think my before dry hair needed the moisture to get that nice wave. My hair is also ready for a hair cut. I am amazed at how my hair is fuller. My friends thought I got a perm. They are shocked when I tell them this is my natural hair. Please don't expect this product to give you curly hair if you have never had curly hair. My hair use to be curly but when I moved to the desert, I lost that curl.

For more information on this wonderful products and other products nuNAAT makes visit http://www.nunaat.com

Here is there social sites too:
FaceBook  www.facebook.com/nunaat
Twitter  www.twitter.com/nunaat
YouTube www.youtube.com/nunaatbeauty
Pinterest http://pinterest.com/nunaat
Instagram http://instagram.com/nunaatbeauty

" These opinions are my own and received the above products from nuNAAT to review on my blog. I received no other compensation other than the products."

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

MIRA Instant On Digital Bathroom Scale with lighted display

I received this awesome scale to review from Mira. I received the MIRA Instant On Digital Bathroom Scale with lighted display This scale is a wonderful way to see how much you weight and help you if you are trying to lose weight too. The scale is thin and light. It looks good in any room as it's color blends with anything. The numbers light up, making it easy to read. Just step on the scale and it tells you your weight up to 330 pounds or 150 kilos. It also comes with a 2 year warranty! I love that it takes 4 AAA batteries, which are included! The price is also very reasonable. So if you want a scale that just tells you your weight, this is a great one to purchase.

To get more information about the MIRA Instant On Digital Bathroom Scale with lighted display go to HERE or http://www.amazon.com/MIRA-Instant-Digital-Bathroom-lighted/dp/B005QSI8A0/

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, November 18, 2013

20 Free 5x7 Photo Cards At Walgreens

Go HERE to get a code to use at Walgreens.com to get 20 free 5x7 photo cards. The code does expire December 7th. This would be great to use for Christmas cards.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Dress First A Great Place For Special Occasion Dresses

I found this great store to get very cute dresses for special occasions like prom, weddings, and other special events. The store is called Dress First and they have an awesome selection of dress for any occasion. Trust me there is a dress for every taste and style. They even have very affordable Wedding Dresses

Ball-Gown Sweetheart Chapel Train Satin Wedding Dress With Embroidery Ruffle Beadwork Ball-Gown Sweetheart Floor-Length Tulle Charmeuse Wedding Dress With Ruffle Sashes Beadwork Appliques Flower(s) Ball-Gown Strapless Sweep Train Satin Tulle Wedding Dress With Lace Sashes A-Line/Princess Off-the-Shoulder Chapel Train Organza Wedding Dress With Ruffle

The holidays are coming up and a new dress would be great for that party you are going to. Check out their great selection of Holiday Dresses

Sheath Scalloped Neck Asymmetrical Charmeuse Holiday Dress With Ruffle A-Line/Princess One-Shoulder Asymmetrical Chiffon Holiday Dress With Beading A-Line/Princess Sweetheart Asymmetrical Chiffon Holiday Dress With Ruffle Flower(s) A-Line/Princess One-Shoulder Short/Mini Organza Cocktail Dress With Ruffle Beading

How about a Little Black Dress for a New Years Eve Party?

A-Line/Princess Sweetheart Short/Mini Organza Satin Homecoming Dress With Beading A-Line/Princess Square Neckline Knee-Length Chiffon Cocktail Dress With Ruffle A-Line/Princess V-neck Knee-Length Chiffon Cocktail Dress With Ruffle Beading Sequins A-Line/Princess Knee-Length Taffeta Tulle Homecoming Dress With Ruffle

Dress First is also a great place to shop for Prom and Wedding party dresses.  There is so much selection of dresses to choose from. Dress first even sells shoes and accessories to match your dresses. So what ever your special occasion is Dress First will have a dress for it. To see all their wonderful dresses go to http://www.dressfirst.com/ and they also have free shipping for all dresses.

The next time I need to buy a dress, I will be shopping at Dress First. I like this dress as it would look great at the next party I attend.

Sheath Scoop Neck Short/Mini Chiffon Sequined Cocktail Dress

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dress First. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

$200 Walmart GC Giveaway

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Coupon Policies For Stores- Great Info

Many of my friends know that I love to save money and using coupons is one way I do. I try to follow the rules when using coupons and it frustrates me when stores don't make up their own rules or don't even know their policies.
So I made a list of websites where you can see and print the coupon policy for different stores. Print a copy of each policy and carry it with you so when you run into problems you can show it to the cashier. These are the only stores that I know that have a coupon policy. If you have any other links please add them in the comment section and I will update this list.




Dollar Tree

Friday, November 15, 2013

Free Coffee From Seattle's best

Is your Black Friday work schedule going to get in the way of a sweet four day weekend? Our fans deserve a freebie. Claim your sample of Seattle's Best Coffee on our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/SeattlesBestCoffee/app_623219381054713?app_data=
You can score this freebie even if you are not working, hey shopping is work too!

Free Stacy’s Bake Shop Bakery Chips for Kroger & Affiliates on Nov 15th

On Friday, November 15th you’ll be able to load a digital coupon for a free Stacy’s Bake Shop Bakery Chips to your card! The coupon will only be available that day, but won’t expire until 11/30/13. Go here http://kroger.softcoin.com/programs/kroger/freefri/ to download your coupon to your card.

Thursday, November 14, 2013


I had a great opportunity to try and review a green tea powder. I have heard green tea powder is wonderful to give you energy and boost your metabolism. I was sent a package of Organic Matcha green tea powder made by KissMe Organics. I was skeptic at trying something that made my food green but I gave it a try because of all the wonderful health benefits like All Day Energy, Metabolism Boost, Increase Focus, Improve Skin Health, and 137X Antioxidants of Brewed Green Tea.

 I eat yogurt every day, so I put the recommended daily dose of 1/2 teaspoon into my plain yogurt with a little bit of sugar. I was surprised that it had a pleasant taste. I could taste the green tea but it was a good taste. I love that I found a product that will give me the great benefits of green tea and tastes good too.

Here are some of the product's facts:


Matcha provides 4 to 6 hours of mild steady energy as it acts as both a stimulant and a relaxant. This is ideal for focusing on whatever the day throws your way.


Consuming matcha green tea can increase thermogenesis (the body's own rate of burning calories) from a normal 8%-10% of daily energy expenditure, to between 35% and 43% of daily energy expediture.


​Scientists have discovered that Matcha Green Tea helps protect the skin from harmful UVrays, while improving blood flow and oxygen levels lifting the overall quality of the skin.


Antioxidants are essential as you age to boost your body's natural defenses against oxidation. Researchers have found that a high level of dietary antioxidants can prevent many age-related diseases.

Organic Matcha- Green Tea Powder By KissMe Organics can be used in many ways from smoothies to even baking. Here is a LINK to some wonderful recipes. To purchase this wonderful product go here http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DDT116M 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

My Curtains I Made Using Valances

I have been busy replacing all my mini blinds with curtains. I did not find anything in the stores that I liked for my bathroom, so when I took these valances from my bedroom down to put up the new curtains, I decided to try them as curtains in the kid's bathroom. I bought two spring tension curtain rods and hung them up one over another. I liked that I did not have to do any sewing and I saved money!

Win A Sweet Creations By Good Cook Prize Pack

Enter to win an awesome prize pack of Good Cook products to help with holiday baking. Just go here to enter https://www.facebook.com/GoodCook/app_483365088371122 and good luck!

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