Friday, September 28, 2012

A lot excited to be a little less of me

I am so excited!! I have been chosen
to be part of the NutriSystem Blog nation!


My order is submitted, so stay tuned for the start of my healthy journey!!

Most over weight people can tell you of how the added weight can cause insecurities. We are treated differently at times and looked at with disgust.  Some people even are cruel enough to make comments that are loud enough for us to hear.  As with all tolerances, they are hurtful and do damage.
It even seems that a star gaining weight is even worse than being exposed on a sex tape or being caught for drunk driving.
I am one of the people that wasn't always chunky, thick, chubby, pleasantly plump, fluffy, obese, fat or any other adjective that is used to describe those of us that would benefit, health wise to take off the added pounds.
So, I will take you along with me on my individual journey on how the weight gain started and my road to being healthier!
Along with Nutrisystem, I will share my  tips on how to eat healthier and also how to get all those glasses of water in.
If you have a journey to take, please come along and join me. We can travel together to look and feel better before the new year! 

or you can also call them @ 1-888-853-4689 and join the
  Nutrisystem family too!!

You can also follow Nutrisystem  on Facebook,  @Nutrisystem on Twitter, as well as on any other social media channels you are a part of (i.e. YouTube, Pinterest & Google+)

  • Disclosure: I am recieving free Nutrisystem products and services (yay!!) in exchange for my participation and honest review of the program!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Mohawk Area Rug Giveaway

Schmoozing with Betsy is proud to 

Welcome You to The Mohawk Area Rug Giveaway

This giveaway is brought to you by

  Mohawk Flooring

The giveaway is hosted byCouponing With Integrity and Giveaway Gator.

Co-hosted by Schmoozing with Betsy,

Mommy Lesson Plans and Pea of Sweetness 

Mohawk area rugs, Before and after pic.

My friends, the owners of 
Giveaway Gator, recently were given a Mohawk Area Rug from
 Mohawk Flooring to review. Please continue reading below to see what they have to say about their area rug and don't forget to sign up for your chance to win one of these fabulous rugs!

Raising 4 kids in a 3 bedroom house has taken its toll on our home. The floors took the worst beating. Some time back we opted for tile floor because it was just so much easier to keep clean than a carpet. The problem with having wall to wall tile is that it takes some of the warmth out of the house. I don't mean temperature, I mean the warm relaxed feeling you have in your home. Keeping the house clean is important but,  you don't want your house to feel clinical. 

 Area rugs are a great way to bring some warmth back into a home. In our case we have a fireplace that is dead center in the house and it does draw your eye to it when you walk into our home. A fireplace to me,  should be a gathering area on cold winter nights but, we did not have any rugs in this area so even on the coldest nights, you would find the kids sitting on the couch far away from the heat of the fire. 

 When Mohawk provided us with an opportunity to review their area rugs, my wife and I jointly decided that the fireplace was going to be the ideal place to put the rug they will send but first we had to decide on a rug. My wife and I have very different tastes in home decor. I like plain simple earth tones and my wife likes flare. Thanks to my wife's flare our bedroom is painted purple so I at first thought that we were going to have a hard time picking an area rug to go in front of the fireplace but truthfully it was not hard to do because 

Mohawk rugs are for the most part tastefully designed with very few outlandish patterns. Don't get me wrong you can find a Mohawk rug to match any style or decor in any house but my wife and I soon found a rug that we could both agree on. Our rug has a modern abstract geometric pattern featuring circles, squares and stripes while the colors were of browns and beige's. I don't think anything we ever had to pick together went this smoothly. We are delighted with the area rug and the added warmth, our living room has brightened our home up considerably.

 I must add that Mohawk manufactures in the US and I have a deep seated believe in supporting American companies. In a time when many American companies fell,  Mohawk kept going strong; for that I, salute them. 

  About Mohawk 

 Mohawk Industries is one of the world's largest floor covering manufacturers and distributors and is a leading producer of yarn, ceramic tile, area rugs and bath mats. Mohawk Industries is headquartered in Calhoun, Georgia. Mohawk designs, manufactures and markets woven and tufted broadloom carpet, area and accent rugs and mats and a variety of hard surface flooring products. Mohawk Home products can be purchased in stores nationwide and through their websites. Finding the right rug is just a click away.

About the giveaway
    One winner will receive a 5' x 8' Mohawk area rug up to $150.00 in value.
    Mohawk Summer Splash of Color $1000 Giveaway!
  • This giveaway runs from 12:01am on 9/11/2012 until 12:01am on 10/02/2012
  • You must be a US resident 18 years old or older to be eligible
  • All entries will be verified.
  • Winners will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected.
  • By entering the giveaway you are acknowledging the above.

About the prize:

One winner will receive a 5' x 8' Mohawk area rug up to $150.00 in value.

Mohawk Summer Splash of Color $1000 Giveaway!
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*Disclosure: The owners of received one area rug similar to prize in order to review the product.  We did not receive any monetary compensation for this giveaway or review. Our views are our own and may differ from yours. Schmoozing With Betsy is not responsible for shipping the prize.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Feel the OO Giveaway

Schmoozing With Betsy

Welcomes You to the

 Feel the OO Giveaway

If you want to say OO my feet feel so good,
 then you really need to have a pair of the OOfos open shoes!!

Ooahh slides OOrigenal Thongs

This giveaway is brought to you by OOfos

The giveaway is hosted by

Co-hosted by


About OOfos:

We can get into the technical aspects of OOfos but let's be honest here, what matters is this: OOfos uses a type of foam that absorbs 37% more impact energy than most other shoes.
 OOfos is very light. OOfos uses a patented foot bed design that helps your feet feel comfortable. Shoes that absorb impact, are light and are comfortable are by far the best types of shoes because they prevent your feet from making you feel uncomfortable.
 You have all heard somebody say "My dogs are tired". You can usually see that the person who said that looks tired and uncomfortable. The reason for this is your comfort during the day depends a great deal on having comfortable shoes.
 OOfos describes the comfortable feeling you get from wearing their shoes as "the OO" The one thing that I don't like about open shoes is that your feet get dirty from dust and grime and this dirt is then walked into the shoe and makes the shoe look dirty and grimy. I'm not a clean freak but, OOfos has another OO for me. The OO, it is machine washable OO feeling.
 OOfos is constructed as one piece so there is no stitching or glue used to make the shoe, so you can toss them in the wash without wondering if they will fall apart. I highly recommend open shoes like the OOfos thong or slide for young kids, especially teenage boys. I spent a good deal of my childhood in a boarding school and smelly feet is something I'm unfortunately very familiar with.
Nothing helps more than getting those smelly feet in some clean air and a bit of sunlight and the OOfos shoes are perfect for that. Spending my entire day in hard leather school uniform shoes I quickly learned that feet can not be kept in shoes all day every day or they start to attract bacteria that causes the bad foot smell.
There are two very effective treatments for bacteria, O2 or oxygen from the air around us and ultraviolet light from sunlight so I would spend as much time as possible barefoot or wearing open shoes. Adults can gain the same benefits for OOfos. Let's not pretend adults feet don't like to be comfortable and get some fresh air. OOfos do come in male and female sizes so Mom and Dad can both feel the OO and strut around in their lightweight and ultra comfortable OOfos too.

About the Foot Bed Design

OOfos, the OO
If you look at to OOFos foot bed you will notice that the shoe starts off higher in the back and slopes down to the ball of the foot. The inner foot area is also raised. When you slip your foot in to the shoe the shoe fits the natural shape of your foot perfectly while some other shoes of the same design are flat and unnatural. This is one of the reasons why this shoe is so comfortable.
About the giveaway
  • Begins 12:01am on: 09/06/2012 Ends 12:01am on: 09/21/2012
    All times are EST
  • You must be a US resident 18 years old or older to be eligible
  • All entries will be verified.
  • Winners will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected.
  • By entering the giveaway you are acknowledging the above.

About the prize:

One winner will receive a pair of OOFos shoes of their choice. Kids and adult shoes are available in both male and female sizes. a Rafflecopter giveaway
a Rafflecopter giveaway *Disclosure: We did not receive any monetary compensation for this giveaway or review. Our views are our own and my differ from yours. Schmoozing With Betsy is not responsible for shipping the prize.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Ultimate Sack Giant Bean Bag Giveaway

How fun it would be to own one of these amazing chairs! You can cuddle up with your special someone or totally stretch out and completely relax on this bad boy!!
You haven't experienced comfort until you've kicked back in an Ultimate Sack giant bean bag chair! Each Ultimate Sack is filled with high-quality, shredded foam that conforms to your body. They adjust to every curve, giving you the most relaxing spot to settle down in. Available in 3 different sizes; 4 foot, 5 foot, and 6 foot. Plus, 10 standard suede color covers, 9 fur covers and 6 passion suede colored covers. To learn more about Ultimate Sack bean bag chairs, check out my friend Dee's  recent review.

Want to get your hands on one of these amazing chairs?

Enter to win one below...

This event is hosted by Bella Savvy!

Sponsored by Ultimate Sack!

PRIZE: One giant 6 foot bean bag chair with fur cover to one lucky reader in the color of their choice ($389 value). Giveaway is open to US residents, ages 18+ and ends September 19, 2012. To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below.

Please note: 

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between each tweet for your tweets to count!

A huge "THANK YOU" to all of the lovely bloggers who are helping to promote this awesome giveaway!~ Disclosure: I received no compensation for this promotion. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of other consumers. Bella Savvy is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. ~ a Rafflecopter giveaway

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Kindle Fire Giveaway 9/1 - 9/15

Kindle Fire Giveaway 9/1 - 9/15

Welcome to the Kindle Fire giveaway sponsored by Bee Savy and hosted by Debbie Does Coupons. This giveaway starts at midnight EST on 9/1 and will end at 11:59 PM EST on 9/15. One lucky winner is going to receive a Kindle Fire!
About our sponsor:BeeSavy is a hot, new cash back shopping site that helps take the sting out of online shopping! Check BeeSavy before doing any online shopping to find the latest coupon codes, and to actually receive cash back for your purchases! Also, check BeeSavy often to see the HOT daily deals that they feature! Entries are recorded in the Rafflecopter form embedded below.Giveaway ends on September 15th at 11:59 PM ESTTo be eligible to win, you must be a member of BeeSavy. This will be verified upon choosing the winner. Sign up with BeeSavy HERE. Good luck to all. a Rafflecopter giveaway