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Monday, December 6, 2010


Thanks so much for everyone who participated in last week’s

Stocking Stuffer Giveaway


I chose all the winner’s through…. so I did not choose these winners myself…no bias, no personal picks.   I plugged in the number of comments left, and it gave me a winning number.  Easy as pie. 

So if you won--- Congrats!  Email me ASAP so we can coordinate your prize!  

If you didn’t win---- well, we are all winners anyway, right?? 

So, Drumrolll please……

Totally Desperate Mom
Sadie -- (email me, I don’t have your email)
(Get ready to laugh and cry and read this book in one day. )

Mabel’s Labels
Neat Freak Combo— Melanie Zufall 
            (funny that Ms organized wins a label pack)
Label Out Loud— Shaunna Teuton
            (just in time for Baby #2 to come along)
Label Out Loud Essentials Combo –  Jamie Smith
            (you’ll love these)

Happy Little Lovelies

Maria S –
You my dear, deserve a little lovely in your life

***All readers can get 15% off my entering LITTLELLAMAS in the code at Happy Little Lovelies

Mama Wants Her Body back
Rachel B 
        Do not use this workout while pregnant… 
        Oh wait, you are always pregnant)  :)

CSN Stores
Jaime Bugaski– 
             See, it pays to stalk my blog.  :)

I will try and get in touch with the winners--- some of you will be emailed a code to use on the website.  Others will  be mailed your prize.   Thanks again for participating… and enjoy all these Holiday goodies!


Thursday, December 2, 2010

CSN Stores Giveaway!

**Giveaway Closed**

Want to win $60 to CSN Stores??

What a great way to end our week  long
Stocking Stuffer Giveaway 

CSN Stores has such great items like sling backpacks , great Le Creuset cookware, and tons of toys, toys, toys. 

Victorinox Altmont Findelen Dual-Compartment Mono in Cobblestone / Flint - 30388808-COB/FLNT

I know with 3 preschoolers, I am leaning more towards a backpack type of purse and away from a diaper bag.  I often need snacks and water bottles, but not a whole diaper bag.
This would be perfect.

Le Creuset 12" x 9.5" Rectangular Dish in Caribbean - PG1047-3217

And I love the Le Creuset Bakeware--- these dishes is so much nicer than your typical glass pyrex dishes and transfers very nicely from oven to table.   And in such great colors too!

With over 200 CSN stores, I am sure you will be able to find a little something (or a LOT of somethings you want!)  And they still have some great Cyber deals going this week.

So, if budgets are tight (join the club) I am thrilled to offer you the chance to win $60 to CSN stores (any of the stores above).    Use the gift certificate to buy some Christmas presents or a little something special just for you!


Here’s How to Enter the Giveaway---

1-Leave a comment --
Go visit CSN Stores let me know what item you would want to splurge

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***Disclosure—CSN Stores provided me with a Gift certificate for $60 to either use to review an item or offer as a Giveaway.  I chose to offer it to YOU awesome readers!


All I want for Christmas is…

**Giveaway Closed**

Is my Body Back.

I was recently offered the opportunity to try out a workout program called Mama Wants Her Body Back.  Now, while the name of this workout program might be a little cheesy (I admit it, it totally is) this workout is far from a silly  workout.

Created by fitness instructor Liza Druxman (also the creator of the company Stroller Strides), these workouts are tailored especially for moms.  I was asked to give my honest opinions on the workouts.

And then to offer a chance for one of YOU to win the starter kit to the workout. 


My Experience
I was given the starter pack to the workout system.
Included was:
          -2 DVDs
              -Mama Wants her Body Back (3 – 20 minute workouts)
              -Mama Wants her Abs Back (3 - 10 minute Ab workouts)   
           -1 Resistance Band

           -Eating/Diet Plan
           -Workout plan/schedule

My Thoughts

-Love the 20 min workout and 10 min abs.  I feel like I can do that. 
So many workouts are hard to fit in to a busy day.   You can do 1, or 2 or 3 if you have time.  Sometimes I have done 1 in the morning and 1 at night.

-I loved that the 3 workouts were different and I could mix them up and it wasn’t the same workout for 3 weeks in a row.

-Broken into 5 circuit sets of
I really like this kind of circuit training. Workout hard for 1 minute and switch it up.

-Love that there is a countdown on the screen…really helps you to feel like you can finish this next 30 seconds and not give up by seeing the countdown.  

-Feel like the exercises are challenging but not impossible.  Some other workout videos leave me feeling hopeless day 1, and not motivated to do it the next day.  This challenged me, I felt it immediately, but didn’t kill me.  

-The resistance bands add immediate resistance to all the workouts.   But a note to consider--- if you are new to resistance bands like I was, it can be awkward at first figuring out how to wrap them around your hands.  Watch the intro part on how to use the bands and practice some.  But I now love the resistance bands.  

-Really enjoyed it so much and felt like it was a workout system that could work for me, that I purchased the next set of videos on my own dime.



Starter Kit-  $ 42.97 (plus SH)  (You can WIN this!)
     Comes with 2 workout DVDS, resistance band, and Free extra workout DVD. 

30 days later $19.99 ($6.99 SH) = $27
     -you get 2 new workout DVDs

60 days later $19.99 ($6.99 SH) = $27
     -you get 2 new workout DVDs

So if you go with the entire system--
$96 dollar investment

-You can buy the system here

-Some of the other workouts in the system are---
     -Mama Wants her Arms back
     -Mama Wants her Booty Back
     -Mama Wants Advanced Workout
     -Mama Wants Cardio Party
     -Mama Wants Advanced Abs/Core

I actually looked recently into purchasing a very popular workout system that is geared towards women, and this is very comparable in price.  But the reason I didn’t buy that one is the workouts were 45- 60 minutes long… and what mom has time for that?

Things to consider
-Personally, I am not a fan of the 3 installment payment plan.  And I think the website is a bit unclear about what you are signing up for.  Know that buying the starter kit is automatically signing you up for the “preview program” where they send you 2 more installments of DVDs and also bill you 2 more times.

-You can cancel at ANY time by calling their customer service line

-Consult your Dr before embarking on any workout program if you just had a baby or are still nursing. 

-I did not do the diet plan.  I think the calories suggested seems a little low and must be adjusted if you are nursing.    Nursing moms should really take in at least 1800 calories, so please consult a dietician or Dr before lowering your calorie intake.   But the diet plan does have good suggestions for healthy meal options. 

The Best Part??
One of you is going to win the Starter Pack and can start off with this workout system.  (you won’t be sent the next installments though)

So how do you win ?

Here’s How to Enter the Giveaway---
1-Leave a comment
Let me know your favorite holiday treat.  Your holiday guilty pleasure!

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Subscribe to Little Llamas or Follow me on Twitter
Just leave me a comment letting me know you did!

And in case you missed it….

1 more day to enter to win a Label Pack from Mabel’s Labels


2 more days to enter to win a piece of jewelry from
 Happy Little Lovelies


-Giveaway ends in Saturday– winners announced early next week
-No duplicate comment entries.
-This giveaway is open to US Residents aged 18 and older.
-Be sure there is a way to contact you in your comment
-Winners will be selected via random draw, and will notified by e-mail.
-Winner has 48 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

**Disclosure--This post was written for Family Review Network & Savvier who provided the complimentary product for review & giveaway in exchange for my honest opinions.