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Friday, April 27, 2012

2 Day Paypal Flash Cash Giveaway ends 8pm est 4/29

Welcome to the Paypal Flash Cash Giveaway
Sponsored by:
Building Carpenters

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Odette Cuff bracelet from Stella and Dot #giveaway!

Emptynesters is helping to promote this giveaway for This Cute bracelet, free of charge  in exchange for letting my fans have a chance to win it!!


Beautiful Odette Hoops


by Mom Does Reviews

I was so excited to receive my beautiful earrings in the mail. Many thanks to The FashioniStyle for sponsoring this review and giveaway. I love silver jewelry. These earrings are a hoops created by 2 strands that are intertwined. They are just the right size. No too big. They are very classy and will look great with everyday wear or that little black dress you wear on Saturday night.

The Odette Hoops can be found at Stella and Dot. The hoops are two shiny silver plated brass arcs intertwine and unite to create a unique hoop style.They have Silver plated surgical steel posts. 1 1/4" diameter. They are lead & nickel safe. And, most importantly, they are hypoallergenic.

These earrings are my new favorite hoops. They are comfortable and beautiful. I wore them to a school event and got lots of compliments on them. Mom Does Reviews gives them 5 out of 5 stars!
If you love beautiful Jewelry, be sure to check out Stella and Dot! They have new fashions and collections for spring!

The Giveaway: Odette Cuff!

Special Thanks to The FashioniStyle for donating this beautiful bracelet for a giveaway.
The Odette Cuff retails for $98. Hand sculpted, shiny white metal bands intertwine creating a visually striking cuff. It has an adjustable fit. It is lead & nickel safe.
The giveaway is open to US residents only. The giveaway ends 5/7 at 1201am.
Enter on the easy Rafflecopter below.
Disclosure: I was given the product for review purposes only. I was not given any monetary compensation. All opinions are 100% my own. This giveaway is in no way sponsored by facebook.~ Pam of Mom Does Reviews

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Lots off News from SWAGBUCKS TODAY!! Make sure you read it all!!


Make sure to get your searches done on SWAGBUCKS TODAY!!

2nd of ALL~
Today is the last day to nominate a MOM for the the SWAG MOM Giveaway!

This is HOW it will WORK!! 

- You nominate a Swagbucks user (it can be yourself) who you feel is the ultimate Swag Mom - the mother of all Swaggernauts; An avid user who not only knows her way around the site and the ways to maximize her earnings, but is also there to lend a hand with tips and advice for her fellow Swaggernauts.

 The winner will be announced on Mother's Day

 Grand Prize: 
A trip for two to Los Angeles, where you'll board a Private Jet Charter to Las Vegas for a relaxing two night Spa Vacation! 
Even if you don't win the grand prize, you could win an identical trip for two just for voting! 

3rd Bit of INFO is~

 Monday 4/30/12 is the
start of Vegas Week on Swagbucks
there will be a 
Swag Code Extravaganza, 
which means multiple codes totaling up to 75 Swag Bucks if you get them all!


~~ New to Swagbucks? ~~
IT IS A WEBSITE where you can earn absolutely free Gift Cards, and items!

 You earn them by doing the same things you do everyday online searching,shopping,daily polls,surbeys,watch videos, 100's of different ways!

We all need to take advantage of the freebies in life where we can!
you can choose
Bath and Body works
Starbucks name it, they have it!
You can also save up to buy 
electronics,beauty supplies, and appliances,
 plus way way more items in the
I love the adrenalin rush when you win Swagbucks 
without even doing anything out of the ordinary online!
I have the swagbucks toolbar downloaded on my pc.
When I open up my web browser everyday I get an automatic 1 SB. 
When I search for anything online, I win various amounts every single day!
Swagbucks also hides codes in their blog, twitter feed, facebook posts.
The codes are worth various amounts and you enter the code on their homepage, to have them added to your account.
They are sneaky like that!

Feel free to ask questions as comments on this post :)


Skoy Cloth Review and #Giveaway! These need to be in EVERY HOUSEHOLD!

SKOY Earth Friendly ALL Purpose Cloths!
  • Use instead of Paper Towels & Sponges
  • One Skoy cloth saves 15 rolls of paper towels
  • 100% biodegradable & compostable
  • Reusable and washer/dryer safe
  • Absorbs 15 times its own weight
My Review By: Emptynester Reviews and Giveaways
All view's are completely my own feelings and experiences I have had with this product. I did not receive monetary compensation for my review. I only recommend products I use and feel my readers would benefit from using.  
These Need to be in EVERYONES Home!
 I am so in love with this product, as is my Husband. 
 The Skoy Cloths have replaced already 90% of our paper towel and dishrag use in our home! They have a chamois like quality to them but better, you know when you dry a car with a chamois, how it just sucks up all the water until its rung out? That is how these are!! They absorb faster then anything I have ever used, towels,paper towels,sponges etc. I have been using 1 now for 3 weeks in my kitchen to wash dishes, wash counter tops, and  wipe up little spills, and it is just as great as the first day I took it out and wet it! The Skoy Cloth is almost like a cardboard consistency when you first look at it, then after wetting it, it is the best Cleaning rag you could buy. It swells up to about a 1/4" in thickness so there is no threat of tearing the cloth at all. I have scrubbed out pans, and greasy dishes , with it completely rinsing free of all the yuckies!! I even have wiped up Kool-aid drips from my grandson's accidents when his lip leaks, and the color of the Kool-aid has completely rinsed right out immediately. IT IS AMAZING! When finishing dishes I always go around wiping counters and the stove top and it doesn't slop soap suds and swish around like a dish rag/ sponge do, it completely cleans everything soaking up every drop and then your rinse it out again and twist out the access and it is completely ready to go again.  When it dries it goes right back to its cardboardish state.
   The Skoy Company recommends to wet it and throw in the microwave for a few seconds to steam it to kill  germs or you can wash them in dishwasher/washing machine. After 3 weeks of use I have steamed it every other day in the microwave and now have taken it for its first tumble in the washing machine. It came right out just like brand new! It does not retain any of the smells that you usually find in a sponge or dishrag that ends up making your hands smell either, which is completely a bonus as, I HATE THE SMELL OF MUSTY, DIRTY RAGS!
   After using this Skoy Cloth for 1 day, I went on their website and signed up for their automatic every 6 month purchase program. We were so in awe of this product and wanted to make sure we didn't run out! I still can't believe how great the Skoy Cloth works, and I just hope I am putting their awesomeness into the right words!!

   They have different sizes,colors and  designs that can be chosen from on their website,even holiday designs, along with many different purchasing programs. They offer flat shipping of $1.94 on their website, so you can order more and pay less shipping per item!

This is easily a HUGE SAVINGS versus buying paper towels every month!!!

They even sell on AMAZON!! eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Click picture below to take you right to the Amazon Skoy Page!


 Skoy will be available in all The Container Store locations beginning
April 1st 2012!!

The Skoy cloth is a fabulous, absorbent, biodegradable and natural multi-use cloth. Our re-usable earth friendly cloth is perfect in your kitchen, bathroom, and on most surface areas in your home or office. Skoy can be used in place of your sponge, wash cloth or paper towels. It is a European made product and 100% biodegradable because it is made from a natural cotton and wood-based cellulose pulp. Skoy is a chlorine-free product using water-based colors and inks. Skoy is a durable product due to the reusability factor and can last months. Using a Skoy is equivalent to using 15 rolls of paper towels in an average home. With the high cost of paper towels, as much as per roll, Skoy is the obvious choice for your wallet and the environment. Skoy has an absorption factor of 15x its own weight. As a result, producing the most superior cloth product available. Skoy is long-lasting because of the washability feature. It dries quickly, so it is not a breeding ground for bacteria. Have you ever used your sponge, then smelled your hand and it reeked of horrible bacteria? That will never happen again if you microwave your Skoy regularly. It is also dishwasher and washer/dryer safe. Cleaning your Skoy will keep it healthy and germ-free. The cool and unique designs will make cleaning fun! 

There are 5 variants to choose from, either white or colored, with different prints, and in different sizes. 

Enter on the Rafflecopter below and GOOD LUCK!
Must be 18 yrs of age or older 
Continental US only
ends 4/6 11:59pm est


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Any Biker T-shirt Lovers out there? Check this baby out!

Available in men's and women's shirt styles!! ($19)
sizes sm-2x+

My Review
By: Emptynester Reviews and Giveaways

Talk about a website that has the best biker tshirts selection ever! I have found it!
I have never seen so many different COOL BIKER SHIRTS!
 I have a ton of friends and family that have Harley's and they all love affordable and COOL Biker t-shirts!
The more original they can be, the better.
 These shirts are 100% Cotton and of excellent quality, they wash up great, keeping their original shape and color awesomeness! 
These days its the BIG thing to wear Biker shirts,
and I can't tell you how many I see on a daily basis.
 Most Bikers I know, ARE whiskey drinkers so this shirt is a sure fit!
 If you are looking for affordable biker shirts and a website that has the best selection ever,
 then head over to

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

3 winners the Ultimate The Avengers Prize Pack #giveaway

opens in theaters everywhere  
next Friday, May 4th!  
In celebration of The Avengers opening in theaters

are giving 3 winners 

the Ultimate The Avengers Prize Pack filled with goodies!

Each Prize pack includes the following:
MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS t-shirt in adult sizes of S, M, L or XL
MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS set of 6 buttons
MARVEL’S THE AVENGERS one pair of limited edition 3D glasses
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Come join us in  Celebrating Powered By Mom's 10 K Milestone! 
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Handmade Necklace GIveaway ends 5/6

"Sharing this Giveaway for My Emptynester Fans to get a chance at winning the Prize and also to help support a fellow Bloggy Buddy!"


Krafty Max Originals

Handcrafted and fully beaded one-of-a-kind designs

Review by Mom Does Reviews:

They say a picture is worth a 1,000 words, well it's true. My words will not be able to express the delicate beauty of this handcrafted bracelet. The 2 pictures below highlight the beauty of my bracelet. Krafty Max custom made it just for me. I told her my favorite colors and my wrist size. I was so excited when I opened my package and saw this beautiful piece of art. Made with my favorite colors, purples and pinks, these beads are artistically places to look like a bouquet of flowers on my wrist. I love how shiny the beads are and how the sparkle like diamonds when the light hits them. I also love the clasp, it gives me security to know that it won't fall off and get lost. It's so pretty, I almost don't want to wear it.

Mom Does Reviews gives Krafty Max the highest recommendation possible. I would highly recommend you contact her for a custom piece of your own!

About the Artist:

Krafty Max is OBSESSED & POSSESSED, lifetime beader, she loves to make anything with beads. She enjoys her adventures and mistakes! She hand designs and creates every one of her pieces - from the designing of the pattern to the finish work of the clasps. She is one of the lucky few that gets to turn her passion into a business. Many of her orders are customized to match the client's colors and design ideas.
Be sure to visit Krafty Max's Blog, her Artfire Studio, and like her on Facebook.

The Giveaway:

Krafty Max has generously donated this beautiful set to one lucky winner.
This set has Copper Swarovski Crystals and Swarovski

Pearls combined with gold plated Swarovski Crystal spacers. There is nothing to say but elegance. Either for graduation, prom, a museum opening, a wedding or just a date night this set is perfect with almost everything. Little black dresses beware! The toggle clasp and ear wires are 14ct gold and the findings are 14ct gold plated.Necklace measures at 20 inches in length and can be lengthened if needed

Dangle measures 3 inches from the main necklace. Earrings measure at 2 inches in length

Giveaway is open to US only. Giveaway ends 5/7 at 1201am. Enter on the easy Rafflecopter below!

Disclosure: I was given product listed above for review purposes. I was not given any monetary compensation. All opinions are 100% my own. ~Pam at Mom Does Reviews

"Emptynesters is [ Promoting this giveaway free of charge and only for the benefit of her Readers."
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Rock 'N Learn Sight Words DVD ($19.99 value) #giveaway

Sight words are the most frequently used words in the English language, and this DVD helps students read them automatically. As a supplement to phonics-based strategies, Rock 'N Learn Sight Words boosts reading and spelling skills. Children learn over 60 sight words through engaging characters, entertaining songs, and fun practice. Words are presented in context to help build reading comprehension. Includes all pre-primer Dolch words, the top 20 from Fry's, and more. A bonus section helps kids with word shapes and spelling skills.
Pre-k and up. Approx. 50 minutes.

Emptynester Reviews and Giveaways

My Grandson over on the left here is showin off his Sight Words DVD and also his Letter's and Sounds Dvd both from Rock n Learn. He absolutely loves these DVD's! The characters singing and playing musical instruments like rock stars make him laugh and keep him engaged for the entire time it is on. He has been watching the new Sight Words Dvd now for a couple weeks and is already pointing out words he is recognizing from the movie! I think it is so amazing to watch a child learn something and they are so proud of themselves. He has pointed out the ON and OFF words and many others for me, I am so impressed! My son who is 18 was taught how to read using SIGHT WORDS and not PHONICS so I am very familiar with this type of learning, though I don't really agree with it, it does work, as does Phonics. Teachers, in different demographics, are using one or the other to teach children to read, and I am just glad that due to ROCK N LEARN my grandson can get a jump start for Kindergarten this fall. They use such cute little rhymes and songs to make it so fun for the child to learn and they feel like a BIG kid with the Cartoonish Rock music, it really is too cute! 
He dances and sings along as best as he can, hehehe.
Thank you ROCK N LEARN!
You make a parent/grandparent feel good helping their children in their learning process in a new fun way! 

Watch the short video below for a glimpse at how AWESOME this DVD is!

Free sight words app on Itunes

Sign up for their Enewsletter on their  website for monthly discounts 

Thank you to the following blogs for helping me Promote this ROCK'N Giveaway!
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USA/CANADA DAWGS™ Rubber Sole Flip Flops($30) Review #Giveaway for 2 Pairs of Dawgz Shoes!!

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About the Company:
DAWGS Brand is a rapidly growing manufacturer and distributor specializing in high-quality and value-priced footwear. DAWGS strengths include the ability to design, manufacture and deliver EVA based footwear that has mass market appeal. North American offices are in Las Vegas, NV and in Saskatoon, SK, Canada

My Review of
 Flip Flops Rubber Soled ($30 value)
I only recommend products, for my readers I, myself would use and feel like my readers would also enjoy. I was not coerced in anyway to leave a false or misleading review for you.  I was not paid for this review. ~Julie
I Love I love I love my DAWGS!! They are the most squishy,soft yet arch supportive shoes I have ever worn and I am totally in love with them!! My heels sink down in to a comfy bed of softness, making foot fatigue non existent!  I have had surgery on one of my feet for plantar fasciitis, where my tendons that run the length of my feet are too short causing severe heel pain, and these Flip Flops are supportive in the arch and so comfortable for my heels. I would love to win the lottery and buy a pair for everyone that has any heel pain a pair of these shoes!! 
  These Flip Flops are all one piece, molded complete with which is so awesome! The toe piece is all part of the shoe and is not going to be pulled out through the bottom if you trip, which I have had happen to me before, and really upsets me. 
   The rubber soled flip flops by DAWGS also  have little massaging nubbies that feel so good while your walking. They softly massage your feet from heel to toe as you wear them, I again have never found a pair of shoes to give me that type of benefit before. 
   Dawgs carries so many different varieties of Shoes and boots for all ages and styles, it was hard for me to choose a pair to review for you, as well as use for a giveaway. Being that summer is on the horizon I figured these Rubber Soled Flip Flops were a sure fire winner for us both!

 I can't wait to get another pair of Dawgs!

Womens Dawgs Rubber Sole Flip Flops Rubber Outsole

Odour Resistant & Easy To Clean

Massaging Foot Bed


Ultrasoft with Arch Support

Super Lightweight

Individually Boxed With Carry Handle

Super Comfort Toe Piece 

My Friend over at
 Also has a review for a Pair of Dawgz Spirits ($50value)!

Read her Review HERE 

We are combining our GIVEAWAYS
 to give you a chance to win a Pair of shoes from both of us!
You only have to enter on 1 Rafflecopter for your chance to win a pair of Rubber Soled Flip Flops or a pair of Women's Spirits!

Rubber Sole Flip Flops($30)!! 
Dawgz Spirits($50)
 Canada and Continental USA only!
Must be over 18 yrs of age
Enter on the Rafflecopter Below 

ENDS May 4th 11:59 pm est

Thank you to the Following blogs for helping promote this Review and Giveaway:

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Just For Men® AutoStop™ Review n #giveaway

 Just For Men® AutoStop™
  • No mixing, no mess.
  • Radically easy to use. Just comb in, wait 10 minutes, rinse out.
  • Foolproof: stops at your target color flawlessly every time.
  • Our gentlest hair color ever - no ammonia, no peroxide.

Emptynester Reviews and Giveaways

All opinions are completely my own views. I was not coerced in any way to leave a misleading or false review. I only recommend products I, myself would use. I was not paid for this post.

I finally got the hubby to let me dye his hair after years of begging and pleading. I myself have been dying my hair for 10+ yrs, as I started to grey way early and I wasn't old enough to be grey! I still am not! :) 

I received this Just for Men AutoStop haircolor for my hubby's hair, and decided first off, it was way easier then what we women have to use. No mixing!! How cool is that? Very cool in my book! Of course my hubby has his hair short so I easily could comb through laying layers of hair color smoothly along each stroke. I was done in like 3 minutes!  There was no major ammonia smell like alot of hair colors I have used before, which was great! It doesn;t have ammonia or peroxide to harm your hair in the long term.

 The coverage was great and Hubby looked like a 10 year younger man! I was elated! He was pretty impressed himself when he went to look at his hair in the mirror after it had dried. I know secretly he was MAJORLY impressed, but you know men! They can't let a woman know she was right :)
I recommend highly Just for Men AutoStop hair color for men, to any man  who would like to cover their grey hairs and remain looking as young as they are :)
Coupon for Free box (up to $9.99 value)
Just for Men AutoStop

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Free Blogger Opp Sign up now :)

The What Women Want Giveaway Event is a free blogger event. You will receive one link at no cost as a thank you for participating in this event. Limit of 200 sign-ups!
Prize: Butler Bag (RV$215), Odyssey Cologne Spray, Odyssey Roll-On Anti-Perspirant Deodorant, Odyssey Perfumed Skin Softener, RARE DIAMONDS Body Lotion, RARE DIAMONDS Shower Gel, RARE DIAMONDS Eau de Parfum Spray, SKIN SO SOFT Signature Silk Moisturizing Shower Gel, SKIN SO SOFT Signature Silk Gelled Body Oil, SKIN SO SOFT Signature Silk Replenishing Hand Cream, Florence Gift Set, Leading Love 2-Piece Gift Set, Silver Coin Purse, Black Wallet and $50 cash to fill it with!
Open to: US only
The event dates: May 11 at 12:01 am to May 25 11:59pm



Are you a Cat Lover? I am! Look at this Adorable Cat Shirt!

 Are you a Cat Lover?
 I am! 
Look at this Adorable Cat Shirt!

 Review by Emptynester Reviews and Giveaways
All opinions are completely my own and I would never recommend a product I wouldn't use myself 
or want my readers to.

I recently received this cute cat shirt to review for you , my fans and well it is now one of my favorites in my closet!!
100% Cotton and definitely not a flimsy wash one time and lose its shape kind of shirt, if you know the type I mean. I have made the mistake before of buying them and being very upset after the first wash. I have washed mine twice now and it has held up wonderfully! This cool cat tee is going to be with me a long happy time! I only wish I could get one of my cats to pose with me with sunglasses on to take a picture while I am wearing it.HMM That I will have to keep working on HEHE! This is not an iron on applique that would be easily marred. I have dried it also twice and that applique is on there to stay! 

I love it! 

If you are a CAT Lover like I am an are looking for some COOL inexpensive Cat t-shirts
 head on over to this website 
 and check out what they have :)

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

LOOPEEZ Teaching Kids to tie their shoes the EASY way! Review/Giveaway ends 4/29

LOOPEEZ Teaching Kids to tie their shoes the EASY way!

Shoe Tying In Five Easy Steps

Loopeez shoe tying Aid makes learning to tie shoes frustration free. Loopeez are the first shoe-tying aid_ to teach directly on the shoe allowing kids to "see" how to tie their shoes. Loopeez teaches shoes tying in five easy to follow steps. Kids learn to tie laces fast making learning to tie shoes fun.

My Review 
All opinions are completely my own, I was not coerced in anyway to give a false review.

My grandson and I had a shoe tying party the other day! I received a pair of Loopeez to try out and see how they can help a child learn to tie their shoes. The instructions were simple and easy to follow, and they made complete sense! I can't believe no one has figured out how to make a jig for shoe tying before!  It holds the loops so the childs small, uncoordinated fingers can be free to tie the rabbit ears! How ingenious is that? I thought it was pretty neat! Teaching my children years ago was a pain staking task, to say the very least, I wish we had had these Loopeez to help us out! It gives the child a much more visual opportunity to see what is going on in under their tangle of fingers. My Grandson figured it out immediately what was needed to be done, so for the time being we are just leaving his Loopeez on his shoe laces so all he has to do is cross the ears and loop and he is ready to run! The whole rest of the concept will be all brought into context as he continues to practice and watch the rest of us, and of course when "NENA" visits we sit and practice for our final goal. He just turned 5 in March and HAS to know by school this fall, how to completely tie his own shoes for Kindergarten, which I personally think is ridiculous!! That is a whole different topic I could go on and on about, but I won't today! Lucky YOU! :)

We have a giveaway for a set of LOOPEEZ!!
The winner can have a choice of a girl swirl or boy army.
As shown below :)

Thank you to the Following Bloggers for helping to promote this Giveaway!
The Deals and More
Central Bargains and Giveaways
 Info Stop Shop
 Coupon Savings In The South

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Join MBS and Friends for a fun #costumesforhalloween Twitter party! May 4th easy RSVP!

Join MBS and Friends for a fun #costumesforhalloween Twitter party!

FOUR PRIZES! Four winners will choose a costume of their choice valuing $35 or less!

Go here to find the answers to the questions that will be asked for your chance to win a costume!

Mom Blog Society and friends present #costumesforhalloween Twitter party detailsWhen: May 4thWho: You and your friends!Time: 9pm EST
Hashtag: #costumesforhalloween
Customized Tweetgrid: Go here
Special Guests: Christie P. Leahy
Never been to a twitter party? Watch this Youtube video for more information:

Guidelines: During the Twitter party, the co-hosts, @momblogsociety and @pamelamaynard and the panelists @KenziesKozies @jewellzz_70 @poweredbymom,kathleensBlSpot will all have the MBS icon so you can easily identify who will be asking questions and when you should be giving your answers.

Please try to limit the number of replies and retweets as this makes it hard for others to follow the party.

After the questions and prizes are finished, feel free to chit chat.
How do I RSVP?
1. Please leave a comment below to RSVP. Be sure to leave your twitter handle.
2. Be sure to follow the sponsor, panelists and co-hosts on twitter
3. Please be sure to tweet this message: "Costumes for Halloween @CostumeDiscount – visit"