Mama’s Got a Brand New Babe Giveaway

Welcome to the Mama’s Got a Brand New Babe giveaway event, hosted by Going Green with the Grizls and Sew Fatty! This event will run from April 24th – May 8th and we will finish off with a Twitter party on May 9th from 9-10 PM EST!


Going Green with the Grizls

Each blog on the linky below has put together an awesome prize suitable for either a new parent or baby worth a minimum of $25. =) Be sure to enter to win of TWO fabulous grand prizes!! Each grand prize is worth almost $400 and are made up of the perfect new baby and parent gift including prizes from an amazing list of sponsors including Boba, Gen-Y, Bamboobies, Kissed By the Moon, and Bummis!
Be sure to attend the Twitter party on May 9th from 9-10 EST to participate in the live drawing for the grand prizes. There will also be $500 in special prizes specifically for the Twitter party. You must tweet at least once during the party to be eligible to win.
Hashtag: #MamasBabe
Hosts: @GreenGrizls & @SewFatty
Howard House Reviews is giving away something the new mommy might need to help her get back to that pre-baby weight…workout and yoga apperal from Yogi Clothing! Our winner can choose from a shirred pullover top ($67 value) or their fabulous Harmony Yoga Pnats ($80 value). You can read our review here and see some photo’s of the awesome 2 pieces our winner will have to choose from! The giveaway is open to US and CAN residents! Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below! Good Luck! 
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Yogi Clothing Yoga Apparel

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What is the difference between regular clothing and yoga clothing? Many ask this question, I’ve wondered it myself. The truth is there is a lot of difference. To do yoga and other exercises a lot of people think they want or need to wear loose comfortable clothing. But actually loose clothing can get in the way. I find that clothing made for yoga is very comfortable, even though it is fitted. The clothing is fitted and hugs your body but it’s not tight and does not restrict your movements. It moves with you and allows you to move comfortably. I love my newest yoga outfit from Yogi Clothing.

yoga clothing

The shirred long sleeve pullover is perfect for staying warm before and after workouts or yoga sessions. I like to wear it when I go walking or jogging when it’s cool outside. It’s such a cute top that it can be worn with any casual outfit. It can be worn on or off the shoulder and there is no hood getting in the way, for me it is the perfect pullover.

outdoor workout apparel

The pants are super comfy and can also be sported casually as well. I love that they are form fitting but aren’t too tight and allow me to move around comfortably during my workouts. They’ve got a fold down waist, which is perfect because I can adjust the “rise” of them and avoid any “plumber” looks, but also have them low enough to fit my liking. They’ve got a nice design on the legs, giving them a look that is different from your typical yoga pants.

Yoga pants
Yogi Yoga Clothes

You can visit Yogi Clothing to see all the great workout and yoga apparel they have available and find them on Facebook too, where they have a great community that offers various contests, healthy food recipes, tips, and motivation!

How would like to win either the pants or the pullover above? We are going to be giving away your choice of ONE of them!! The giveaway will be open to US and CAN residents, 18+ and will run from April 24th through May 8th as a part of the Mama’s Got a Brand New Babe Giveaway Hop that will be kicking off at midnight!!

What are your favorite exercise activities? Do you wear specific workout clothing?


Natural Healing Lympha Rub Review

I’ve been using natural products and remedies for the past 3 or 4 years now. Whenever an illness or ailment arises in myself or a family member I turn to holistic and natural remedies first to heal. I have used TriLight Health products in the past and was eager to try their most popular, best selling product, Lympha Rub.

lympha rub rememdyThe essential oils in this blend provide antiseptic / antimicrobial properties that support tissue healing as well as actually prevent the growth of harmful micro-organisms. The Lympha Rub has personally helped me by soothing my sore muscles and providing me with some relief from my stiff and hurting neck and shoulder area. I’ve recently started a fitness journey and have had some soreness from working out. I’ve mixed a few drops of Lympha Rub with a lotion and applied it to my aching muscles. But that’s not all this product can do. It is also been known to help with infections like tonsillitis, strep throat, mumps, sinus infection, earache and more. This is definitely an all-around product that I want to keep on hand for whatever ailment that may present itself in our household.

Learn more about Lympha Rub, it’s ingredients and uses here.

Want to try Lympha Rub for Yourself?

Join the TriLight Health Newsletter and get a one time coupon code and instructions for a FREE bottle of the Lympha Rub. Lympha Rub, a $8.95 value! Just pay for the shipping & handling, or get FREE shipping with any order over $25! Note: This promotion is for new Newsletter subscribers only.

Instructions for redeeming your free bottle of Lympha Rub:

 Step 1: Join our Newsletter (click here to sign up) to receive a one time coupon code for a FREE bottle of our best selling product.
Step 2: Add Lympha Rub to your cart.
Step 3: Find the coupon code from your Newsletter confirmation email and enter it during checkout where it says “Coupon Code.” This will bring your order total to zero and you will only need to pay for the shipping. OR better yet … try some more items and place a total order over $25 and get FREE shipping on your order!
Step 4: Complete the checkout process and Enjoy!
Note: If you do not receive the Newsletter confirmation email, be sure to check your “Spam” or “Junk” folder, as sometimes it can get filtered out.
If you have any questions make sure to Contact TLH for help.


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

Live Clean Baby: Natural Baby Skin Care Products

Live Clean Baby Natural Products

When my son was born I knew I only wanted to use all natural products on him. I’d learned a lot about products, ingredients and the chemicals that fill the majority of the products out there and I had stopped using them on myself and my family. So, I’ve searched for and tried out a lot of natural baby products in the past few years. Most recently, I was introduced to Live Clean Baby products.

Live Clean Baby: Natural Baby Skin Care Products
This would make a great baby shower gift, wouldn’t it?!

“Live Clean Baby promises performance with natural, gentle ingredients – caring for baby’s delicate skin using plant based formulations enriched with certified organic botanicals that are safe for baby and safe for the earth.”

Natural Baby Products

Live Clean Baby Product Line Up

>>Tearless Shampoo & Wash
>>Moisturizing Baby Wash
>>Moisturizing Baby Lotion
>>Non-Petroleum Jelly
>>Diaper Ointment
>>Moisturizing Bar Soap

I love that the Live Clean Baby product line has a range of products including both bar and liquid soaps. Both soap types are loaded with natural moisturizers and don’t dry out my son’s skin. My son tends to have dry skink (like his mama) and these products help keep it hydrated. I love the scent of these products. It is such a light, natural, fresh, baby scent, they smell so good! I’m also so happy to have found a petroleum-free “jelly” alternative, before I knew about the possible risks and side affects, I used petroleum jelly all the time on myself and my older daughter. This is a product I’ve been waiting for and wish that I’d had for years!

live clean baby

These products are sold at Walgreens and and retail for about 7.99 each. Live Clean also has products for kids, adults, hair care and pets! You can out more about their products on their website.


Want to Quit Smoking? Try Electronic Cigarettes {Giveaway}

As a former smoker I know how hard it can be to quit. I have not smoked in over 3 years, I quit cold turkey when I found out I was pregnant (being pregnant and having another life to think about did make it easier). There are alternatives and things that can help you quit smoking like Electronic cigarettes.

Electronic cigarettes are a great alternative to regular cigarettes because they contain no tobacco, they only have nicotine delivered through a vapor, with NO second hand smoke. They also come in assorted flavors and nicotine strengths. The electronic cigarette is a great smoking cessation tool; smoker can use them to get through the withdrawal symptoms when quitting smoking, or gradually decrease amount of nicotine in the ecig until they are able to quit. Ecigs are less expensive than regular cigarettes if you order the kits and not disposable ones in convenience stores.

A V2 Cigs review and unbiased reviews of the top electronic cigarette brands to help consumers make informed decisions, can be found at, as well as coupon codes to help consumers save more money.

Ecigarette Reviewed is hosting a V2 Cigs Giveaway, giving away 50 total V2 Cigs Express Kits + V2 10-Flavor Sampler. There will be 10 winners announced every week (for the first three weeks) and 20 winners announced on the last week.

Enter below on the Rafflecopter form:

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Easy Treatments for Wrist and Hand Pain

Easy Treatments for Wrist and Hand Pain

Don’t Over Do It

Often times we spend too much time putting too much strain on our bodies, our hands and wrists in particular. Repetitive motions can cause stress on the wrists and lead to wrist and hand pain and even arthritis and/or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. So take frequent breaks and don’t overwork the wrist.  


A therapeutic massage by a certified therapist can provide some much needed pain relief for sufferers of arthritis and carpal tunnel.   

Hot / Cold Compress

Alternating an ice pack and a heating pad or hot, wet towel on the affected area can help heal and relieve the wrist and hand pain. Alternating hot and cold on areas of muscle and joint pain forces blood in and out of the capillaries bringing nutrition to the affected muscles and flushing waste out of the affected area.

Yoga Hands

Yoga Hands are a set of devices that are worn on the hands to provide gentle stretching to help relieve wrist and hand pain, cramping and fatigue. Yoga Hands are made of sturdy plastic with foam wedges in which you slip your fingers through. They gently stretch your hands, can improve circulation and relieve pain from the hands and wrist.

yoga hands wrist pain relief

They are comfortable to wear but you want to start out slow and wear them for just a few minutes at a time when you first start using them. Your muscles and joints are likely stiff, by using Yoga Hands overtime your hand muscles and joints will become more flexible and you can gradually use the product for longer periods of time. Yoga Hands (and Yoga Toes if you’re having foot pain as well) are available online at YogaPro for $39.95.

yoga hands

Discount: By joining the YogaHands mailing list you will get an exclusive coupon for 25% off their entire purchase at, you can sign up for the mailing list here.

Win it: Enter to win a set of your own YogaHands! This giveaway is open to residents of US and CAN and will run from March 25 – March 31. Enter to win on the Rafflecopter form below.

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

Baby Basket Giveaway #LuckyBunny #Giveaway Hop


If you missed our post on the 7 Must Have Natural Treatments for Babies where I talked about the natural baby products by Hyland’s, be sure to check it out. Since Easter is just around the corner I thought it would be fun to giveaway a “baby basket” for the Lucky Bunny Giveaway Hop hosted by BloggerPR. This event is sure to bring plenty of great giveaways to enter giving us all something to do as we anxiously await the arrival of the Easter Bunny!  Each participating blog is giving away a prize valued at $20 or more.  This event will run until Easter (March 31st), which gives you plenty of time to hop down the linky list like a bunny! :)

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As mentioned above our prize for this giveaway is a “baby basket” which will include $80 worth of Hyland Baby Products!! Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below! Giveaway will run from March 26- 31 and is open to residents of USA And before you go check out our other current giveaways, too!

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This review and giveaway opportunity is presented by Mami Innovative Media and on behalf of
MiHyland’s Facebook Page. However, all opinions expressed are my own.


7 Must Have Natural Treatments for Babies

7 Must Have Natural Treatments for Babies

Before my son was born I knew what products I wanted to use on him and which ones I wanted to avoid. I was only going to use all natural products and homeopathic remedies as much as possible. When my son started teething I discovered Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets at my local store and decided to give them a try. I much preferred these natural, soft tablets that dissolved is his mouth and provided pain relief to rotating Tylenol and Motrin every few hours.

Last year when my son was having cold symptoms I found Hyland’s Tiny Cold Tablets. These, too, dissolve instantly for easy, no mess, natural cold symptom relief. I recently discovered that Hyland’s has an entire line of natural remedies for babies, I wish I had known this 2 years ago, their whole line would have been great to have on hand.

So, here they are the 8 Must-Have Natural Treatments for Babies:

1. Teething Tablets – These are the  #1 parent favorite and have been trusted for nearly 85 years to work quickly to relieve irritability, redness, inflammation and discomfort on a child’s gums. It’s uniquely formulated for safety, effectiveness and quality, and contains no synthetic ingredients, artificial flavors, dyes, or parabens—and has always been benzocaine-free!

2. Teething Gel – This is another option for teething, great when massaged into the gums with a parent’s soothing touch.

3. Cough Syrup – This amazing natural cough syrup helps relieves various coughs from tickling to deep,
hoarse coughs.

4. Colic Tablets – One of Hyland’s top-rated products. Helps babies suffering from colic relax and fall

5. Tiny Cold Tablets – Dissolves quickly and works fast to shoo away runny noses and congestion.

6. Vitamin C Tablets – These are also quick dissolving and provide 71% of the daily value of Vitamin C for babies under a year and 63% for kids between 1-3 years.

7. Infant Earache Drops – Works quickly and effectively to soothe throbbing ear pain—even the kind that
antibiotics don’t take away


Hyland has recently launched a new bilingual (English & Spanish) Facebook page called MiHyland’s. The MiHyland’s Facebook Page has special offers, coupons, and sampling opportunities featuring Hyland’s products, be sure to head over and like their page!

“For over a century, Hyland’s has produced homeopathic medicines using the highest quality natural ingredients and in accordance with FDA Good Manufacturing Practices. Hyland’s homeopathic medicines provide a safe and effective solution to health care issues that affect the entire family, from infants to seniors.”

Giveaway time! Win a Hyland’s baby basket of $80 worth of Hyland’s Baby products!

>>>Click here to be taken to the giveaway form to enter to win this prize.<<<

This giveaway will start at midnight tonight and run from March 26- March 31 as a part of the Lucky Bunny Giveaway Hop! 

So, tell us…what are your must-haves for baby?

This review and giveaway opportunity is presented by Mami Innovative Media and on behalf of
MiHyland’s Facebook Page. However, all opinions expressed are my own.


Easy 3 Ingredient Healthy Pancake Recipe

easy three ingredient health pancake recipe

In a recent health and fitness post I mention joining an online “get fit” program called Revolt Now. Revolt Now has weekly healthy meal plans and daily workouts, visit there website for more information on how to become a member. It’s been extremely helpful to me in my journey to a healthier, more fit me. I wanted to share this recipe that was inspired by this program. The original recipe called for just oats and egg whites, but I like to add banana.

Easy 3 Ingredient Healthy Pancake Recipe

This is a super simple, 3 ingredient recipe for healthy pancakes. I have to be honest, before making these I had never made pancakes before in my life… nope, sure hadn’t. I had no idea how easy and healthy they could be!

Items needed:
Egg Whites

1/2 cup of Oats
3 Egg Whites
1 Banana (as I mentioned above this is actually optional, you can leave this out and have an easy 2 ingredient recipe)

Optional: You can also add cinnamon and/or vanilla extract.


Combine items in a blender (I use a Ninja) and blend until smooth. You may need to add water (or more oats) to get the blend to a pancake batter consistency. Coat your pan with coconut oil, cook over medium heat.

oatmeal banana pancakes
oatmeal banana pancakes

Top with syrup or fruit!

easy healthy pancake recipe

What are your favorite 2 or 3 ingredient recipes?

I linked up with The Newlywed Table Recipe Link Up, check it out for more great recipe ideas!

Justin Timberlake The 20/20 Experience #JT2020 #cbias

JT 20 20 Experience

I’ve been a Justin Timberlake fan since the NSYNC days. I remember watching their videos on TRL after school with friends. Chillin’ in my room with NSYNC blasting from my cd player. I was a teenager then and can remember being sorely disappointed when the popular boy band went their separate ways. I was ecstatic when Justin Timberlake came out with his first solo album. It’s been fun to “grow up” with JT. Like I said I’ve followed his music career since his “Bye Bye Bye” days and it’s been interesting to see him change as a person and hear the evolution in his music. Having gone from pop boy band status into his solo act with a more R&B feel of “Justified” then to “Bring Sexy Back” with a more progressive rock feel, his music is never the same (like some artists). I have really enjoyed the variation of his music.

20/20 Experience at Walmart

The 20/20 Experience

I was excited for the March 19 release of The 20/20 Experience, after all it has been a few years since we’ve gotten a new album from JT. I couldn’t wait get my hands on this cd. I’d heard “Suit & Tie” (who hasn’t) and while it is catchy enough I was more interested in seeing what the other songs sounded like. Now, my daughter loves “Suit & Tie” so, I was looking forward to enjoying the music with her, too. I love being able to bond with her over music and artists that we both love. I went to Wal-Mart the very after noon the album dropped to pick up a copy. The best part (aside from me getting to go shopping sans kids – I know you mom’s understand) is that The 20/20 Experience is at Wal-Mart for only $7 until March 24! Or if you can’t get away for a shopping trip without the kids you can get it online.

JT The 20 20 Experience

He still looks good…

Justin Timberlake New Album

The Music

This album is actually very different from what I was expecting after hearing the first single “Suit & Tie”. Like Futeresex/Lovesounds, JT’s previous album, The 20/20 Experience was produced by Timbaland, but this album is different in that it not only incorporates the hip hop/dance sounds of Futeresex/Lovesounds but also some of the jazz fusion sounds of the 1970’s. Many of the tracks on the album reminded me of such artists as Barry White or Quincy Jones because of the horn and string arrangements used in their music. Another thing I also liked was the songs aren’t your typical 4 min pop songs. A lot of the songs were 6 and 7 minutes long and the song structure is more like a progressive rock song than pop, hip hop, or soul. Abrupt key changes and various different types of rhythms and harmonies fused together with lush string and horn arrangements make this a very different album for JT. I really enjoy the entire album. It still definitely has the JT and Timbaland feel of the previous album so fans of Futeresex/Lovesounds will not be disappointed with this one.

JT 2020 Experience

You can find Justin Timberlake Twitter and on Facebook.

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias® and #JT2020 #cbias #SocialFabric. All opinions are my own.