Weekend Giveaway: Juno Classic City Bag from Okiedog (3 Winners)


Okie Dog is is giving away three of their classic Juno City Bags — a bag that would work great as a diaper bag, a cute bag to take with you on trips, to the pool, or just to have as your everyday purse or bag. It’s functionally designed, with hidden pockets on the outside for easy access, practical interior pockets, and high quality materials.


Amy, who blogs at Amy’s Finer Things, is part of the MoneySavingMom.com team, and just had her sixth baby, offered to review this bag for us. Here’s her review:

I’m not a city girl, but I am a busy mom of six who is constantly schlepping around all.of.the.things! After carrying around a diaper bag for the past 11 years, I can confidently say I am quite weary of cutesy, bulky bags and have no tolerance for anything that doesn’t function for both purse and baby stuff.

The Juno won me over because of its style and functionality. There are so many pockets, which eliminates digging to the depths of the bag for the lost lip balm. I also appreciate the easy-clean, solid nylon material that I’m not embarrassed to carry into the store even on the rare solo grocery shopping trip.

Find out more about Okie Dog and the bags they carry here. If you’d like to order a bag, you can use discount code MSM2014 to get 20% off any product from the Luxe Line through August 31, 2014.

Would you like to win a FREE Juno Classic City Bag? Just click on the graphic below, type in your name and email address, and you’ll be entered to win one of three bags I’m giving away this weekend. This giveaway ends Monday, July 21, at 11:59 pm, CST. Three winners will be chosen and posted next week.

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48-Hour Giveaway: Petite Throw from Bebe Bella Designs


Bebe Bella Designs is a company dedicated to creating comforting and stylish accessories for infants, children, and adults. Born out of repeated requests from friends and family who received original gifts fashioned by founder, Melissa Odegard, the company produces all products from the highest quality materials to ensure years of comfort and enjoyment. Beba Bella Designs manufacturers all their products in the USA.

Bebe Bella Designs is giving away Petite Throws to my readers this week. This double-sided throw is created with sumptuously soft and warm minky chenille. Sized at 60″ x 45″, the petite throw is great for travel, sporting events, snuggle time on the couch, and even wheelchairs.

Petite Throw from Bebe Bella Designs

They sent me the Green Minky Chenille Paisley Petite Throw and it has become my very favorite throw. I keep it on my big comfy “blogging chair” and use it almost daily. My kids love it, too, and often ask to use it when I’m not using it.

By the way, through July 21, 2014, Bebe Bella Designs is offering 70% off their Petite and Standard Throws. For more details on Bebe Bella Designs, check out their website or follow them on Facebook.

To enter to win a Petite Throw of your choice, just click on the graphic below and type in your name and email address. This giveaway ends Friday, July 18, at 11:59 pm, CST. Winners will be chosen and posted early next week.

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Of the 1,298 entries, the winners of the Puritan’s Pride Care Package are:

Holly (hdlittlebear@)
Kathy (frazikat@)
Audree (audree11083@)
Shauna (sdhvalpo@)
Joyce (mickeyandjoyce@)

Of the 8,237 entries, the winners of the Young Living Essential Oils Package are:

Janine (jsujohnson@)
Kimberly (k_rodgers@)

All winners should have received an email with further instructions on claiming your prize.


Are you giving something away on your blog this week? If so, post your link below and let all the readers here know so they can get in on the action! Your giveaway must be family-friendly and no-strings-attached. In addition, to make it easy to navigate, your link must go directly to your giveaway post. Links going to the homepage of your blog or any other part of your blog besides the direct link to your giveaway post will be deleted. Links left solely for the purpose of promoting an affiliate link will also be deleted.

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Weekend Giveaway: Young Living Everyday Essentials Kit (2 Winners)


I’m really excited about today’s giveaway — not only because I love the person who is sponsoring it (my friend, Carolynn), but also because we LOVE essential oils at our house.

Now, let me be really honest and upfront and tell you this: I don’t sell essential oils and I use many different brands. I’m not sold on any one brand being the best, but I AM sold on essential oils really working and the rest of my family is, too.

We started using essential oils in the past two years after many, many friends raved about them. I buy mine off of Amazon because I have too many friends who sell them and that just makes things simpler (wait, is that the people-pleaser in me rearing its ugly head??)

At any rate, since this giveaway is about Young Living essential oils, I’m going to tell you about two of my favorite Young Living oils — both that are included in the Young Living Everyday Essentials Kit.


Thieves Essential Oil is probably my very favorite of all the Young Living Essential Oils. I Love to diffuse it when we’re sick (or even when we’re well!) and I also love to rub it on the bottom of our feet at night and then put on socks to help us stay well.

It not only smells really, really good, it truly seems to work to ward off a lot of sickness. I’ve actually started traveling with it all the time because I feel like it helps me stay healthier on the road.

Essential Oils

Peace & Calming essential oil is my second favorite Young Living essential oil. I love to diffuse this oil (see above) — especially on a busy day or days when life feels chaotic.

I also have recently started rubbing this on the bottoms of my feet and on my shoulders at night and I’m finding that it’s really helping me to sleep a LOT better — especially when I’m traveling. I also have started using it on my kids’ feet at night, too, and it seems to make a difference in how they sleep, as well.

Here are a few of our favorite ways to use essential oils:

  • Diffuse them — it’s so fun and mood-boosting to have them wafting through the house!
  • Rub them on our feet and then put socks on before we got to bed. I seem to sleep better every time I do this.
  • Put a few drops in our Homemade Foaming Hand Soap. Peppermint is especially fun around Christmas time!
  • Put a few drops into a warm bath for a relaxing at-home spa experience.

There are so many, many other ways to use them! For some more suggestions and ideas, check out Carolynn’s blog. She has a post on how to make Essential Oil Creams and on how essential oils have benefited their family.oils5

If you love essential oils, Young Living also offers the option to sign up to distribute essential oils and earn money doing so. I know many of my friends who do this and are not only able to earn free essential oils but also earn money — all by telling others about a product that they love and believe in. You can find more details on that opportunity here.

If you’d like more details, have other questions on essential oils, or are interested in buying a few oils, you can contact Carolynn directly at carolynn @ mylittlebitoflife.com or through her blog here.

Would you like to win a free Young Living Everyday Essentials Kit? This kit contains the most popular Young Living Essential Oils:

  • Joy
  • Frankincense
  • Lemon
  • Lavender
  • Peppermint
  • Purification
  • Panaway
  • Peace & Calming®
  • Thieves®
  • Valor®

To enter to win this kit, just click on the graphic below and type in your name and email address. Two winners will be chosen and posted early next week. This giveaway ends Sunday, July 13, at 11:59 pm, CST.

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48-Hour Giveaway: Hair, Skin, and Nails Package from Puritan’s Pride (5 Winners)


Would you like to have healthier skin, hair, and nails? Be sure to sign up to win one of these fun packages from Puritan’s Pride. It contains the following items:

Puritan’s Pride Hair, Skin, & Nails Once per Day Formula: This vitamin supplement contains many different beneficial nutrients, including Biotin, Vitamin A, Folic Acid and Vitamin B12.

Puritan’s Pride Hydrolyzed Collagen 1000 mg: This hydrolyzed collagen protein supplement provides a source of amino acids for whole body utilization.* Additionally, vitamin C is involved in collagen formation, which is important for healthy skin and connective tissue.*

Organic Doctor® Vitamin E Super Hydrating Cream: This bioactive Vitamin E cream is an intensive super hydrating emollient, safe to use on: very dry skin, dehydrated skin, or aging skin.

Puritan’s Pride Vitamin E Moisturizing Stick: Apply Vitamin E Moisturizing Stick directly to lips. May be used regularly 5 to 6 times a day. This product can be used over or under lipstick.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

About Puritan’s Pride

Puritan’s Pride® began over 40 years ago, with the mission of making the finest quality nutritional supplements available at the best value to their customers. Today, the company remains true to its original commitment and serves millions of loyal customers.

Puritan’s Pride manufactures thousands of vitamins, minerals, herbs and other nutritional supplements in their state-of-the art facilities located throughout the U.S. As part of the company’s commitment to quality, Puritan’s Pride only uses ingredients from suppliers worldwide that meet their Quality Assurance Standards, as well as Good Manufacturing Practices food quality standards.

For more information about Puritan’s Pride, be sure to follow them on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or Twitter. Or, sign up for their email newsletter.

Would you like to win a free Hair, Skin, and Nails Giveaway Package? To enter, just click on the graphic below. Five winners will be chosen. This giveaway ends Friday, July 11, at 11:59 pm, CST.

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