Friday, December 30, 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011

Review & GIVEAWAY- Custom Hairflower by Crafty Creations by Ashley!!!

My DD's custom bow by Crafty Creations by Ashley

I was recently given the opportunity to review a flower bottlecap clip from Crafty Creations by Ashley. Let me just say that I LOVE how reasonable her prices are and that she will work with you to give you the exact bow you want! I asked if I could make my own bow and this is what I came up with. It's a teal flower with a bottlecap in the middle that says: " I am a Child of God". I love that this bow matches my daughters dress for church perfectly! Ashley will work with you to get your one of a kind creation at a reasonable price! She can put anything on the hairbow (e.x. Disney, Initals, Mascots).

Ashley loved making bows so much for her daughter that she started her own business. When she's not caring for her adorable daughter, she is teaching at an elementary school in the local area! In addition to hairbows and hairflowers, she also sells custom fridge magnets, tutus, flip flops and more!

THE WINNER IS BEKAH SMITH!!! She said, "I was already a FB fan". Posted to FB Fan Page wall.

Thanks to all who entered! Look for upcoming giveaways in the future! ; 0 )
Crafty Creations by Ashley has generously offered to giveaway a CUSTOM flower bottlecap clip to one lucky Ozark Mama Reviews reader!

We are going to keep this giveaway simple!

MANDATORY Entry+2: "Like" Crafty Creations by Ashley on FB and tell her I sent you! Let me know you did!

Bonus Entry +2: Tell me your favorite Crafty Creation by Ashley or what creation you would create if you won.

Additional Entries:

+2 Be a GFC follower of Ozark Mama Reviews (if you already it it still counts) and tell me!
+2 Be a Facebook Fan of Ozark Mama Reviews and tell me you did!
+2 Share with your friends on your Facebook wall and leave the link!
+5 Post this on a giveaway page and leave the link!

That's 15 ways to enter! I like to make it worth your time! : )

The giveaway starts today and will last until August 10th at Midnight (CST). Winner will be chosen via Random Number Generator and will be posted the following day on August 11th. The winner will be e-mailed and will have 42 hours to claim their price at which time I will select another winner.

Have a great weekend everyone and there will be yet another giveaway next Friday! : ) I'm just getting back into the blogging thing and thought I'd spoil you guys a bit!

*NOTE: Please remember to include your e-mail with each post so that I can contact you if you win! Entries without this will not count!

**Entries posted on FB will also count.

(If you have a product you would like me to review please e-mail me at: )

Monday, July 25, 2011

Hot Coupons this week : )

Glade Coupons on use Zip Code 37066

These are good for the Candles, Room Spray, Plug-ins, Scented Oil Candle Holder, and the Scented Lasting Impressions Holders. : )

They also have some Aveeno Coupons: Aveeno Smart Essentials product , Aveeno Positively Ageless Product

Kmart is having a double couponing event! Call ahead to see if your store is participating : ) Coupons up to .99 cents will be doubled so you could get up to $1.98 off!

Neutrogena Coupons

Use them at CVS to get a money maker deal on the Neutrogena Facial Cleanser Bars! (ECB)

If you know of any other hot deals feel free to link them up in the comments below. If you want to leave your blog post on this that's fine by me : )

Have a Great Week!

Friday, July 22, 2011

I'm Back : )

Just a quick little note to say I'm getting settled into my new home just fine and I'm finally ready to return to the blogging world! Just in case you guys haven't noticed this week there are FREE Bandaids to be had at Wal-Mart!!! The price is $1.00 a box and the coupon is a $1.00 off! Can't beat that! We have stocked up and the best part is it's a PDF and it doesn't expire till the end of December! : )

Click here for the link to this PDF from the nexcare website: Looks like the link no longer works, sorry guys : (
Enjoy and I hope you guys have a great weekend! Stay out of this heat! : ) I will be be posting next week and there is a giveaway coming up next Friday! So stay tuned!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

ATTENTION ALL READERS: I regret to inform you that I'll be...

...Moving across town....Minor Meltdowns already in Progress...Will return to normally scheduled blogging beginning in July! Thanks for following and wish me luck! Our First House (Renting due to economy but still not apartment dwellers anymore!) : )

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Yanni: Truth of Touch Review

I was recently given the opportunity to review the newly released Yanni: Truth of Touch Album. My family grew up listening to Yanni so it was so nice to be able to listen to his music again and once again be entranced by his amazing talent! My favorite song on the whole album was the song titled Truth of Touch. It just sounded the most like Yanni's glory days to me : ) This album was unique in that it was Yanni's first instrumental release! These original compositions were gathered over 8 years and were taken from the genre that Yanni helped to create and advance.

Here's what Yanni has personally expressed about the album:

"I work the rhythms in this album," explains Yanni about the new material. "There is a beautiful complexity in these rhythms, a new sound design. I think the melodic content is very strong and very memorable. I was having fun with this album and that's going to become apparent."

Best of all on March 22, Yanni launched a 40-date tour of the US!!! The tour will take him through theaters in major cities across the US including Radio City Music Hall in NYC and the Nokia Theater in LA. Be sure to check to see if he will be stopping by close to where you live as this is a once in a lifetime opportunity and in the meantime, go and preview this album to see what songs you might like to purchase for your own music library!

This review and giveaway was made possible by the one2one network. I was not required to write a positive review, nor was I paid for this review. I did however receive a music sample so that I might make an accurate assessment of the product. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Please refer to my Disclosure Policy.




"Brenda said...

I am already a fan of yours :-) I shared the giveaway link and tagged you...

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


I was recently given the opportunity to do a review on the Disney Princess Baby Doll- Ariel from the My First Disney Princess Babies line from Tollytots®.

For Christmas last year, we bought my daughter some adorable princess babies from this line and she loved them so much and still does! This is the most played with toy "set" that our daughter owns! She takes these dolls everywhere!

Since this would be a special occasion for her, I knew that I would have to wait for the right moment to give this new doll to my daughter. So, I told my daughter that she would be getting a special vistor when we returned home.

Upon arriving home, I had her sit down with all of her other princess babies as she opened up the package. Inside she found Baby Ariel!

Her eyes lit up and she immediately started giving her new baby kisses! She introduced Baby Ariel to the other Princess Babies and then I had them pose for a "family portrait"!

I love this line of dolls and so does my daughter! They are so well made and have held up just fine to the everyday wear that my daughter gives them.

Each 12-inch soft bodied Princess Baby is dressed in an adorable onesie in her signature color and a removable tiara. Tollytots® has even made additional toys such as a bassinet, stroller, and playcenter to give your little one even more fun ways to play with their dolls!

The Disney Princess Babies come in a variety of characters which include:
Aurora, Belle, Ariel, Snow White, Cinderella, and Tiana.

If you've never heard of Tollytots® before, here's a few things their company has to say about themsevles:

"Imagination and Fun! These two words describe our company and our products.Our goal is to make sure the kids that play with our toys enjoy them as much as we enjoyed making them!"

"Tollytots is a vertically integrated, design, marketing, and manufacturing company with special emphasis on the girl's doll and accessory category. Our mission is to create unique and innovative products that combine classic toys with leading edge interactive technology. We want to create a whole new play experience for children and their caregivers."

"We are very proud to be working with some of the most recognized and trusted brands in the world."

Buy: These dolls are available at Target, Walmart, Toys R Us, and even Amazon. Prices of the dolls vary by retailer.


Required Entry:

"Like" Tolly Tots on Facebook and come back here and tell me that you did. Plus, tell me which doll you would choose and who it would be for! (look at the bonus entries before you leave this page to get an easy extra entry while you're there)

You MUST leave your e-mail in EACH comment! Entries that do not have an e-mail with them will be deleted!

Bonus Entries:

+1 entry- Write on Tollytots Facebook Wall and say thank you and that @Ozark Mama Reviews sent you!
+2 entries- Become a Facebook Fan and Share this giveaway with your friends(leave the link)
+2 entries- Follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway (leave the link)
Use this tweet:
Ends 4/20 #Win YOUR CHOICE of My First #Disney Princess Baby from @ozarkmamareview & @Tollytots #giveaway

Tweet once a day for +1 entry entry per day and be sure to leave the link
+1 entry- Follow this blog with GFC
+1 entry- Subscribe to Ozark Mama Reviews
+ 5 entries- Share this giveaway in a giveaway link up! Leave the link! (just once please)

That's a lot of ways to enter folks! Remember to leave your e-mail address in each comment! Best Wishes to all those who enter and a big THANK YOU to TollyTots for making this Review/Giveaway possible!

Giveaway ends April 20, 2011 at Midnight Central Time! Open to U.S. and Canada Residents! Winner must respond to the e-mail that I send them within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen!

This review and giveaway was made possible by Tolly Tots. Thank you to Tolly Tots for providing the product for review and giveaway! I was not required to write a positive review, nor was I paid for this review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Please refer to my Disclosure Policy.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wordless Wednesday-My Toddler of Terror! lol

This weekend we went to The Science Center in St. Louis.

While there my 14 month old played with some lego blocks they had on the wall. A boy that was at least twice his size came up and tried to play along side him. My son then "growled" at him and ended up making him cry! My cousin was along and snapped this photo of him as he was leaving the scene of the crime! lol.

*Notice the smirk on my son's face and the little boy wiping his tears in the background.

And I thought little girls were full of drama!

Hope you're enjoying your week!

P.S. If you want to be featured on my blog this Friday it's first come first serve! E-mail me (ozarkmamareviews at gmail) and I will post this Friday! : ) Thanks!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Nutella Party Fun!

I was invited by MommyParties to host a Nutella® Breakfast Bar in my home and invite ten girlfriends to join me for breakfast! Sounds amazing right?!

Well, I had the best of intentions to follow their guidelines exactly but I wasn't able to get the breakfast part in with all the different schedules everyone had. Instead, we opted to do a play-date brunch at the park! The weather was perfect the days preceding the party and then the day of the party it decided to SNOW!!! So, to make it come together and happen, we still held the party but decided to go to the local mall and have the children play in their play center after the party was over. The party ended up being a success for those of my friends who could make it due to snow factors.

Before hosting this party, I had never tried Nutella® . So, I was very interested when the offer came. When my party package first arrived via the FedEx man, he said to me, "Is that REALLY Nutella in there?" (there was a sticker on the top of the box) and I said, "Yes it really is!" and he replied, "I love Nutella® !" lol. I knew that I was in for a treat! I opened up the box to search through it's contests and I was pleasantly surprised!

The kit included:
(1) 6.5oz Jar of Nutella® hazelnut spread for use during the party
(10) Nutella® spread sample packs and coupons for guests bags
(10) Nutella® spread guest bags
(10) Nutella® spread tumbler mugs
(10) Nutella® spread spreaders
(10) Nutella® spread tip cards for guests

and also recipe ideas for my Nutella® Breakfast BarParty activities: Everyday Breakfast Tips and Trivia . All of this was free of charge just for trying their product and blogging about how we liked it!

When all of my guests had arrived we talked about the different ingredients in Nutella® and how healthy Nutella® actually is for you. We also discussed different things Nutella® would be good on! We thought about different things such as frozen banana pops with Nutella® , Nutella® Truffles, Nutella® Smores. But honestly those things were just being indulgent! Nutella® goes really well with whole grain things such as waffles, English muffins, etc!

The taste of Nutella® is a sort of nutty chocolaty taste and it is super delicious! If I had just had a free sample of this from a store I would have immediately bought a jar to take home so this party had no influence over my opinion of the product! The taste and nutrition facts speak for themselves! I would recommend this product in limited amounts however, just because you will want to sit down and eat the whole jar. In small amounts it would be healthy but nothing is healthy if you eat the whole jar by yourself! : )

So, what did the guests think? They loved it! One guest remarked, "It's working! I'm going to have to go and buy a jar as soon as this party is over!" and they did! The children thought they were eating chocolate banana sandwiches and loved every minute of it. While, the moms sat back and smiled at the nutrition they were getting from it!

Thanks again Nutella® and Mommy Parties for providing my guests and I with such a wonderful product to review!

Want to win a case of Nutella® ? They are having a giveaway on their site right now!

Also, if you are interested to trying Nutella® or can't get enough Nutella® , here's a link to a $1.00 off coupon for the product : ) Enjoy!

*Disclaimer - I was selected by MomSelect to host this party on behalf of Nutella and was sent product and supplies to facilitate the party and giveaway to my guests. No monetary compensation was involved. All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Parade for Springfield, MO

If you want to go it's going to be this Saturday (March 19) and it starts at NOON. Same place it always is: Commercial Street. There is a pet contest too! So dress up your animal in some "Irish" duds and see if they win : )

For More information on the Event:

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Featured Follower: Wear it Cuter

Today's Featured Follower is Jacyln from the Wear it Cuter Etsy Shop!

So, tell us a little bit about yourself!

Hello, my name is Jaclyn Dias, and I'm a craft-a-holic. I am married to my husband, Joseph, and we've been married for almost 3 years! We have one cute little boy named Alexander, Xander for short, and we love him to pieces! He just turned 2 years old and he's obsessed with Mickey Mouse and Blues Clues! We live in Springfield, MO and we are LDS! I also like to dance hip-hop, sing in church choir (and in my car), watch movies, oh...and I'm a big Twilight fan!

What are some of your favorite things to do during naptime?

Naptime is rare, but when Xander does finally fall asleep I like to craft of course!

What kind of products do you have in your store?

Wear it Cuter mainly features very cutesie jewelry such as necklaces, rings, earrings, bracelets, cell phone charms and keychains and accessories, usually made from old or new toys, plush animals, dolls, or anything super cute I can find! These cute things I often refer to as kawaii, which is a Japanese word for cute, and many of my items are inspired by Japanese streetwear. The latest Japanese craze, and what has inspired many of my new items, is called Fairy Kei. It refers to fashion that is over-the-top cutesy, with all the bows, ruffles and frills, all in pastel rainbow colors. If you really want to know what I'm talking about, just google "fairy kei" and you'll see what I mean! ;)

What made you want to start your store?

I originally began crafting with polymer clay. I saw items on etsy that I wanted to give as gifts, but they weren't quite perfect, and when I asked a seller on etsy to make some custom items for me, she declined. BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME!!! It was actually a blessing in disguise because then I started thinking, well I bet I could make it better myself, so I did! After that, anything that I saw that I liked, I created myself, but better, and I have been crafting ever since. My items became so popular with my friends that I decided to open my own online shop!

What is a favorite item that you have made?

I don't think I could choose a favorite item I've made...I love all of my cute creations!!! But the My Little Pony necklaces have always been my best sellers!

Anything else you want to add? (New products to look for at your store, etc)

I forgot to mention that I lived in Okinawa, Japan for four years (military brat) and so I not only love Japanese streetwear, I'm a big fan of Japanese animation and Sanrio characters like Hello Kitty, Little Twin Stars and My Melody! You can see some of these characters in my shop! I just recently made some Little Twin Stars necklaces that I beaded myself!

Also, I have more than one shop...I actually have four total.
Check them out! - Jewelry Shop - Bags, Bows, Boards and More Shop - Supplies Shop - Old jewelry shop...soon to be baby items

Well, thanks Jacyln for being featured on my blog! and remember guys if you would like check out one of Jacyln's shops and heart it for her!

*If you want to be a featured follower send me an e-mail: ozarkmamareviews at gmail dot com and I will send you a questionnaire to fill out! : )

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wordless Wednesday- Rainy Day Aftermath!

After all the rain we had been getting, I let my daughter make her first Mud Pie with "sprinkles" on top! She was pretty proud of herself : )

Monday, March 7, 2011

500 Facebook Fan Celebration Underway!

This Event is now CLOSED!

*Click on Picture to go to event!*

I'm having my first giveaway celebration on my Facebook Fan Page! Please "like" my fan page and then enter the giveaways you choose! Enjoy! Giveaways are open for 2 weeks (if I make it to 1000 followers I will keep them open for 3 weeks : )

Thanks everyone!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Featured Follower: Toddler Boredom Busters

Today's Featured Follower is Valerie.

She runs an AWESOME blog called:

*click on button to enter blog*

So, Valerie, Tell us a little bit about yourself!

I have been married 6 years to the nerd...I mean LOVE of my life. He likes to help out with the kids and the Boredom Busting too!

I have 4 kids that I had in 4.5 youngest was born 2/16/11.

We live in Colorado and hope to live here until 2031!!! - (when our youngest moves out)

What are some of your favorite things to do during naptime?

Sew, Craft, Dishes, Read, Eat Chocolate, Make Cards, Catch up on Friends/Family/Awesome Blogs!

What is your blog about?

30 minutes of fun for your toddler/preschooler - with items you have in your home. Not necessarily "teaching/curriculum" activities but just fun ideas to break up the day...get the creative juices flowing...turning off the tv and spending fun time with your kids.

What made you want to start your own blog?

I host a 3 year old co-op preschool 2x a week and an art group and wanted to share my ideas with friends and the moms in the group.

I hear your writing a book? What is it about?

I am writing a 4 part series of books for moms with toddlers and the benefits of teaching them while they are little.

Anything else you want to add? (Upcoming giveaways on your site, posts to look for, etc)

There is a HUGE giveaway in April. Crayola is a sponsor. I don't want to be a giveaway blog unless its something we can use together! :D

I have 2 degrees (Meeting Administration and Chemistry) and this summer I have a whole month on Math and another one on Science. I am so excited about it!

So, there you have it folks!

If you haven't already make sure to check out Valerie's blog:

and if you like what you see make sure to follow her with Google Friend Connect!

P.S. I love this website and have been using it for over 2 years now with my own children! : )

P.P.S. If you want to be on the list of upcoming Featured Followers for this blog please e-mail at:
ozarkmamareviews at gmail dot com !

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Merle Norman Freebie with Purchase

Ozark Mama Review Followers, mention that you saw this ad and get your freebie with purchase of a cosmetic product (not including cosmetic accessories)- This location only!

Winner of the Bows that Grow Hairbow Set

2/25/11 Bows That Grow Hairbow Set Winner:

Cherie said...

I would want the 1st one pink and brown for my daughter!

Winner has been notified by e-mail. They will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen! Thanks to all who entered!

$5.00 off Coupon for MEGAMIND Movie!

Thinking of buying Mega Mind this weekend? Why don't you visit here first and print out this

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Win a $10 Giftcard to Toys R Us! plus 60+ other giveaways to enter too!

Check it out! Enter 60+ giveaways at once! Check out the 5000 Fan Celebration from Just Married with Coupons on Facebook here!

200 Borders Stores Closing! Save up to 75% off!

Attention Ozark Mamas! Did you get the news that Borders has filed

Ch. 11 Bankruptcy and is closing over 200 of their store locations by

April 2011?

Locations that are closing in the Ozarks include:

Rogers, AR -- Ballwin, MO -- Chesterfield, MO -- Kansas City, MO -- Springfield, MO -- St. Peters, MO -- St. Joseph, MO -- Oklahoma City, OK -- and Tulsa, OK

To see a complete list of the 200 store closings, click here!

Don't miss out on these deals! I've heard that you can save up to 75% off products!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wordless Wednesday- They are totally related! : )

Well, almost wordless:

Distracted Mommy Spells DISASTER in my house, what about yours?

P.S. Note, this is the same cupboard just a couple of years later. You'd think I would have learned to lock it by now. : )

This is SO going on my next sewing project list!

I can just imagine my little cutie in these this summer! I can't wait to make them! It's super easy too!

Get the tutorial for it here! I love her website! It's where I go for all my crafting ideas when I feel in the mood!

P.S. I guess I'm in an " ! " right now. lol.

When I'm able to get the sewing machine back out again, I will definitely post a picture of DD's new jeans! : )