You could win **$100 PayPal cash** from Sweepstakes Fanatics

2017 is starting off with a bang thanks to the terrific giveaways that are being offered online. A new contest that I’m eager to share begins January 6 … with a prize of $100 in PayPal Cash! The contest runs from January 6th through February 5th, 2017, and is hosted by PaulaMS’ Giveaways, Reviews, & Freebies and is sponsored by Sweepstakes Fanatics.

The entry options are available below ~ Good Luck!!!


2017 Happy New Year

As we rang in 2017 many of us made resolutions that focused on 
new beginnings, health, and family. I know many overspent this holiday and your resolutions are about on saving money, getting out of debt, etc. I was lucky enough to win or receive for evaluation many of the gifts I gave this year. 

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Many ask how I got started. Well, I stumbled upon blogging several years ago while entering a contest. There was an entry to post about the giveaway. From that entry, PaulaMS’ Giveaways, Reviews, & Freebies was born. However, as my blog grew my love for entering did not diminish. I enter at least fifty things a week and have a few sites bookmarked that I visit several times a week to find giveaways to enter and Sweepstakes Fanatics is one of my favorites to visit. They’re fanatics for Sweepstakes, Contests, and Giveaways just like me! One thing I really love about this site is that I often find something to enter that I haven’t seen anywhere else. If you’re all about winning sweepstakes, contests, or giveaways in the US or Canada, then this well-organized site is a must visit.

Sweepstakes Fanatics

What could be better than finding great prizes to win? The chance to win some cold hard cash! To help you do that, Sweepstakes Fanatics has offered one lucky reader the opportunity to start off 2017 with some extra cash in their pocket! That’s right you could win $100 in PayPal Cash!

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GiveawayDates: January 6, 2016 at 12:01 am EST through February 5, 2016 at 11:59 pm ESTPrize: ONE lucky reader will win $100 in PayPal Cash.

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 PaulaMS has been compensated for organizing this giveaway. Regardless, she only recommends products or services that she uses personally and believes will add value to readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

It’s National Hot Tea Month ~ Enter to Win Stash Tea!

It’s 2017! What a great way to kick off the new year and National Hot Tea Month: a Stash Tea giveaway giveaway from PaulaMS and Stash Single Serve Teas!

*Four* winners will each receive (one) 40-count variety box of Stash tea! Enter below, and visit Paula’s page for more great giveaways.

Good luck, and Happy New Year!

National Hot Tea Month


January is a time for new beginnings, health, and family. Most of us have already made resolutions of one sort or another. Those that are simple to incorporate into our lives are the ones that we are most likely to stick with past January. The potential benefits of adding tea to our diets, it can aid in the ongoing battle of the bulge and increase the body’s immunity to colds and flu, in addition to that fact that it is so inexpensive makes it an easy addition to our routine. A positive change that we are likely to keep.

By no coincidence, January is also National Hot Tea Month. The healthiest teas are teas that are pure (no milk or sweeteners). If you want to drink them every day, you can – they’re good for you! So whether you’re drinking to new beginnings, your health, or domestic harmony, we’ve got a giveaway that will help you celebrate Hot Tea Month.

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Thanks to our generous sponsor four lucky readers are going to win a 40-Count Variety Box of Stash Tea to start off their new year right! A total retail value of over a $100. Entering on the giveaway widget is easy and the more entries you complete the better your chances are to win! Enter Today & Good Luck!

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Dates: January 1, 2017 at 12:01 am EST through January 31, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST

Prize: FOUR lucky readers will win a 40 Count Variety Box of Stash Tea Single Serve Cups.

Hosted By: PaulaMS’ Giveaways, Reviews, & Freebies
Sponsored By: Stash Single Serve Teas
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Disclosure of Material Connection: PaulaMS received the products mentioned above for free to facilitate the writing of this review. Some of the links on this blog post are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I may receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, she only recommend products or services that she uses personally and believe will add value to readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Sugar Babies Hot Cocoa Giveaway!

With the colder weather upon us, it’s the perfect time to sit back with a warm drink. Here’s your opportunity to **WIN** a 40 Count Box of Sugar Babies Single-Serve Hot Cocoa (for K-cup brewers) hosted by PaulaMS’ Giveaways, Reviews, & Freebies. The entry period is November 28, 2016 at 12:01 am EST through December 11, 2016 at 11:59 pm EST.

Eight additional sites (shown below) are also hosting giveaways featuring a variety of delicious flavored warm drinks — for a total of 36 winners in all!

For your chance to **WIN**, details are posted below. Good Luck!!!

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You’ll Fall In Love With This Delicious Candy All Over Again!

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Sweet, rich, and overflowing with caramelly goodness, Sugar Babies have been an American favorite since the 1930’s. Brew up a cup of this cocoa and savor the chewy caramel treat’s smooth, slow-cooked caramel and candy taste in your favorite mug.

Want to know what I thought of Single Serve Hot Cocoa Experience?
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How would you like a chance to try this Hot Cocoa for FREE? If you said YES! You’re in luck! Thanks to this awesome sponsor, FOUR lucky readers will win a 40 Count Box of Sugar Babies Single-Serve Hot Cocoa for their K-Cup Brewer. Enter on the widget below for your chance to win. Remember the more entries you do the better your chances are to win!

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GiveawayDates: November 28, 2016 at 12:01 am EST through December 11, 2016 at 11:59 pm ESTPrize: FOUR lucky readers will win a 40 Count Box of Sugar Babies Hot Cocoa.

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Watchitude – a terrific gift or stocking stuffer!

Watchitude is a fun, trendy slap-on watch that would make a great holiday gift, birthday present, or stocking stuffer. 

I was recently given the opportunity to receive a watch from Watchitude, and am eager to share my thoughts.  All opinions presented are my own, based on my experience with the product, and the experiences of my younger son and 8 year old nephew.

The first thing that I noticed about the Watchitude that we received is the quality: it far exceeded my expectations. 

My initial impression was positive when it arrived in a very sturdy, textured decorative gift box, with clear, dense molded plastic protecting the watch. 

The Watchitude slap-watch has a thick, sturdy band, in a comfortable, water-resistant material (it stands up to splashing, rain, and sweat).  The printing is high definition with a durable gloss finish. 

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Photo Credit: watchitude.com/amazon.com

The band self-adjusts to the wrist when tapped to the skin – no buckles to fumble with while putting it on or taking it off.  A gentle tap is all that is needed to put the watch on.  My younger son was able to wear the same watch as my 8 year old nephew with no adjustment needed on our part.  There’s no guessing as to whether a watch band will fit a particular child, and no fiddling with the watch to get the right fit – that is accomplished with a simple tap to the wrist.

A main factor for my being so happy with the ease of putting the watch on and taking it off is that my nephew has a physical limitation that prevents him from being able to wear a traditional watch.  He was elated when he was not only able to put the watch on by himself  (a real watch, just like his peers would wear; and not something that had to be adapted for his physical limitations) but to also be able to comfortably wear it.  He wouldn’t have been able to do that with a traditional watch – this slap-on watch from Watchitude allows him to wear a real, quality watch, and that is something very special for him to be able to do.

Though it’s geared toward children ages 4-12, this is a real, functioning analog watch.  The watch has a sturdy zinc alloy case with glass crystal and quartz movement.  The case is protected by a clear housing that easily slides on to the watch band.  The housing is easily removable for setting the time, or cleaning.  The case also slides on to the watch band easily, and stays in place once paired with the band.

There are a large variety of designs available, including sports themes, animals, building blocks, and even cupcakes!  

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                          Photo Credit: watchitude.com/amazon.com

If there’s a design that you’d love to see but isn’t currently in their product line you can present your idea through the site’s Design Studio.  When you’ve completed your design, it advances to the voting stage. You’ll receive a link to the design to share with friends and family so they can cast their vote.  Watch designs that receive the most votes will be produced.  If one of those new designs is yours – you will receive a free watch in that design, and will also have your name (with designer credit) on the back of each box sold in that design. 

The price point is very reasonable at $21.99 on Amazon.com. Watchitude is also available at variety of local retailers (you can find a store in your area by visiting their website, Watchitude.com).   

Watchitude, with it’s self-adjusting band in fun themes, would make a great gift for the children on your shopping list.  

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Photo Credit: watchitude.com/amazon.com

Disclaimer: While I received a sample of the Watchitude at no charge, I was not compensated for this review or post.  All opinions presented are my own, based on my experience with the product, and the experiences of my younger son and 8 year old nephew.

Adventures in Potty Training

My younger son is at that age of transitioning from diapers to potty training.  It’s been quite awhile since we’ve been down the potty training road since there is an 18 year age gap between our sons, and I forgot just how long of a transition this can be.

I’ve re-familiarized myself with assorted books and articles, perused blogs addressing the topic, and spoke with his pediatrician.  What I gleaned from all of that was — he will be potty trained when he’s good and ready 🙂

We began over the Summer, thinking that warmer weather would mean donning fewer clothing items to shed when the potty was calling.  We planned for a successful transition: potty timer; videos; rewards; potty themed books featuring Elmo, Daniel Tiger, Caillou, Thomas the Tank Engine, and Thomas the Tank Engine Easy-Ups.

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The Pampers Easy-Ups were appealing as he adores all things Thomas the Tank Engine, and the newer material has great stretch and better forming fit than the previous design.  The books, featuring his favorite characters, were terrific with holding his interest and reinforcing the goal of using the potty.

It was going well for quite awhile – then, after two and a half weeks of doing well, having absolutely zero accidents – and only wearing an Easy-Up for naps and overnight, he decided he was done with the whole potty experience.

Soon, we were back at the starting line.  I remind myself of his pediatrician assuring me that children will work within their own time frame, and his earlier medical issues did indeed play a role in a bit of a delay – so relax and allow him to move at his pace.

Since we were starting again, we began to rethink using disposable training pants so frequently.  While the toss-away training pants have been handy, especially for travel, I wanted something more friendly to both his sensitive skin as well as the environment.  When my older son was little, there were a lot of options for cloth training pants – not so when I headed to the baby store for my younger son.

I took my search online, during which I found the classic Gerber training pants, some popular character varieties, as well as a brand I had never heard of before, Dimore.  Feeling adventurous I opted to try a sampling of each.  I ordered the Thomas and Friends, Disney assortment, Mickey Mouse, plain Gerber, and the Dimore (with cars, trucks, and dinosaurs).

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    Image: Dimore training pants Amazon.com

My initial observations were of the fit and quality of the fabric and padding. Both the character pants and the Gerber were much, much thinner than the Dimore, which led to accidents producing larger messes to clean up. The fun characters faded quite quickly after being washed/dried as frequently as needed during the potty training process.  The thin padding in both of these varieties also bunched after awhile, and there was noticeable shrinking after multiple washes in hot water.

The Dimore training pants have held up the best with multiple washings: the colors remained vibrant, the padding stayed in place with no bunching, and the size remained true (no shrinking as with the others).

Of them all, I have to say I am most pleased with the Dimore.  They’re absorbent, but not too much so that he doesn’t realize he’s had an accident.  They’re soft, and though they do have the thicker padding, they fit well under jeans, dress pants, and sweatpants.

The price point of all of the cloth training pants that I tried were about the same, with the overall value (in my estimation) being in favor of the Dimore training pants.

While I’m hoping that by Christmas we’ll have more progress with potty training, I do feel that the Dimore training pants will see us through to whichever point in time he finally masters potty training 🙂

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Disclaimer:  I’ve not been compensated in any manner for the post, and the opinions herein are my own based on my personal experiences with the products mentioned.  I’ve paid full price for all of the items cited.