Thursday, April 25, 2013

ZzzQuil - for a good night's sleep

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of ZzzQuil for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.











 photo ZzzQuilIZEAPostcardpdf-1_zps70314197.jpgDo you ever have a hard time falling asleep or staying asleep? There are some nights that I have so many things going through my mind that I have a hard time falling asleep. Thankfully, for me, it is not a problem all the time. My husband has to take a sleeping pill every night.

I was recently given the opportunity to try ZzzQuil - from the makers of NyQuil. I think they made this stuff just for me because I am bad for taking NyQuil to fall asleep some nights. Thank goodness I don't have to do that any more. I now can take ZzzQuil and get a good night's sleep without taking other medications that I don't need. Check out the product overview:

  •  ZzzQuil is brought to you by the makers of Vicks NyQuil, for when your only symptom is occasional sleeplessness. It’s not for colds, it’s not for pain, it’s just for sleep.
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I tried the liquid, it has a very good taste and I had not problem taking it. I tried this out on the night that we came home from a very long trip. My husband's grandfather passed away, so we had an 8-9 hour trip both ways. Of course, we came home on Sunday night and had to be back at work on Monday morning so my mind would not settle down. I was glad my ZzzQuil had come in so I could try it out. I fell asleep really fast and never even woke up to use the bathroom - I usually have to get up at least once a night - so I slept wonderfully!! I did not move until my alarm went off and I was sleeping so good then that it almost scared me.

The next night I had my husband try it out. Like I said, he takes a sleeping pill every night and then still it may take him several hours to fall asleep and he don't sleep well. With the ZzzQuil, he told me he slept better than he has slept in a while. He did not have a problem falling asleep and slept all night. I don't think he even snored that night, plus for me!

I encourage you, if you have any problems sleeping to try out ZzzQuil. You will love it just like we did!

Connect with ZzzQuil on their facebook page!/ZzzQuil?fref=ts and on twitter  If you try ZzzQuil, be sure to post your results on their facebook page and twitter - use the hashtag #ZzzQuilNight. And of course, leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts as well.


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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

$100 Paypal Giveaway

Today is Great Products! Great Reviews!'s 1 year anniversary, so they are hosting a $100 Paypal Cash giveaway for their readers and mine.

Who couldn't use $100?? I know I sure could! Just remember, someone has to win and it could be you. I have people tell me all the time that I am lucky because I enter and win giveaways, but that is the key - I ENTER and win. If you don't enter, you can't win. And this is not like the lottery where you have to buy a ticket, all you have to do here is enter on the rafflecopter below.

Good Luck to all North Carolina Momma readers!

Also co-hosted by The Lucky Lady Bug and Real Moms Review. Please check them out!

About the giveaway: 
One very lucky person will win $100 Paypal Cash! 
This giveaway will begin on 04/24/2013 at 12:01am EST and end on 05/24/2013 at 11:59pm EST. Open Worldwide, must be at least 18 years of age to enter. 
Enter through the Rafflecopter form below! 
Remember to come back for daily entries!
Good luck everyone! 

Disclosure:  I was not compensated for this giveaway, nor am I responsible for shipping the prize to the winner.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Crayola Birthday Bash

To celebrate their 110th birthday, the 8 original crayons are throwing a birthday bash at the new fun-omenal Crayola Experience, the world's only interactive Crayola family attraction. Right now, they're out on a colorful adventure to spread the news, and you're invited to join the fun!
How can you join in on the fun? You can FOLLOW the crayons on their adventure, LEARN more about each color and enter to WIN a trip for 4 to celebrate their birthday and the Grand Opening of the all new Crayola Experience this coming May, 2013!
Visit the Crayola Facebook page and click "enter now" for your chance to be first in line when the Crayola Experience reopens.
The new Crayola Experience features four floors of new interactive exhibits and one-of-a-kind attractions that will bring the magic of color and your child's creativity to life! The winner will be among the first to experience the fun, along with a three- night, all-expenses paid stay. It's an experience your kids will never forget - and neither will you!
Disclosure: "I was provided the information by Crayola and was told that if I shared this information I would get a limited edition box of crayons. I have not been compensated in any other way."

Break Away DVD Review & Giveaway

Jeremiah 29:11 " For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

I was thrilled when I was given the opportunity to review this movie that releases on DVD today, 4/23. If you have ever read my blog, you know that I love family movie night with my husband and kids and I really love movies in general that are family-friendly.
The "only" thing negative I can say about this movie is that the people have very strong accents and there were a couple of places that I was not sure what they said. It wasn't so bad that I didn't know what was going on, and I was able to piece together what they were talking about, but someone that has a hard time hearing would probably have a difficult time understanding this movie.
With the negative part out of the way, let me say this was a very amazing movie. I don't want to give too much away so I will try to give general comments about the movie. First read the movie synopsis, then I will give you my thoughts.
BREAK AWAY synopsis: Francois is a hard-working husband and dad that gets laid off from his job. None of his efforts to get another job succeed, and he is forced to use what he has, including an old bicycle, in order to provide for his family. With the help of his "black sheep" brother, a bicycle shop owner and a pro-cyclist, Francois makes some life-changing discoveries about his life, career and faith in God. Although a fictional story, BREAK AWAY, was inspired by true events around the recession that left people without work. The message brings hope and offers practical and Biblical solutions in a very entertaining way.

My Thoughts: It is easy to make decisions based on our circumstances, and unfortunately we do that a lot. Francois has lost his job, but he shows us how, in spite of everything that is against him, we are too face our problems and continue to look for a solution. He tells his "group" at the end of the movie that there were many times that he wanted to give up on life and everything, but he knew he had to keep going. He faced many obstacles, but through his determination and his faith in God, he was able to succeed. Through his journey and his struggle, he touched a lot of other people as well, including his brother.

If you are going through a valley, don't give up. If there seems to be a wall in the way, keep pushing through. God has a plan for each and every person, we just have to listen for His voice. He will use things (and people) that seem so unlikely. In Francois' case, it was a bicycle. What do you have that God could be using for you?

I was also given the opportunity to offer a giveaway. It is an easy, rafflecopter giveaway so enter beloe and share with others!

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Pouchee Purse Organizer Giveaway

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Sponsored by: Pouchee
Hosted by: Southern Belle
Co -Hosted by: Biscotti & Bracelets
Pouchee purse organizers are specifically designed to fit inside handbags to make women's lives easier and more organized. The pouchee has a spot for everything. Outside pockets for pens, sunglasses, cell phones and credit cards. The interior expands to hold wallets, checkbooks, and other items. You can read the full review HERE
One lucky winner will receive the Raspberry Sorbet Outback Pouchee purse organizer. 
Giveaway Dates: April April 19th - April 28th
Open to U.S. residents only
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Winner will be notified via email and has 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. No exceptions. 
Disclaimer: This blog was not compensated for this post.  Sponsor  has sole responsibility of prize fulfillment and shipment of prize. 

I love a huge purse to keep all my things in and organized, and this is a great addition because I can use it to organize my credit cards, Id's and money!

Monday, April 8, 2013

$100 Paypal Cash Blogger Opportunity

Great Products! Great Reviews! is hosting a Paypal Cash Giveaway for their anniversary and they need your help to promote it. Here's some info on it:

Prize: $100 Paypal Cash, Open WORLDWIDE

Event Dates: April 24th - May 24th

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This will bring in tons of new fans and a lot of page views, so sign up now! 
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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Home Run book Review/Giveaway

About the Book
Baseball star Cory Brand knows how to win. But off the field, he's spiraling out of control. Haunted by old wounds and regrets, his future seems as hopeless as his past.

Until one moment-one mistake-changes everything. To save his career, Cory must go back to the town where it all began. His plan is simple: coach the local baseball team, complete a recovery program, and get out as fast as possible. Instead, he runs headfirst into memories he can't escape ... and the love he left behind.
Faced with a second chance he never expected, Cory embarks on a journey of faith, transformation and redemption. And along the way, he discovers a powerful truth: no one is beyond the healing of God. A novel based on the major motion picture starring Vivica A. Fox and Scott Elrod, Home Run is an inspirational story of the hope and freedom God offers each of us.

About the Author
Travis Thrasher is the author of more than a dozen works of fiction, including The Solitary Tales series, Isolation, and Ghostwriter. His writing is known for its honesty, depth, and surprising twists. Thrasher lives with his wife and daughters in Chicago
My Thoughts
I absolutely loved reading this book! It is one of the best books I have read in a while - it offers inspiration and encouragement while giving us a look at what could very well be our own family. Other than the fact that Cory Brand is a famous major league baseball player, I think a lot of people can relate to his story. I am so excited that this book is also a major movie film, but I am sad that the theatre in my city will not be showing it.
I always enjoy reading a book before it comes out on film. You get so much more insight and detail when you read the book. Before I finished reading the book, I started watching the trailer for the movie but I stopped because I was afraid I would see something that hadn't happened in the book.
This is truly a story that is encouraging for anyone that has fought their own "demons" in their life. Maybe your "demon" is not the same as Cory's, and I may not have the same "demon" as you do, but we all fight our own "demons" in our lives. It is always nice to know someone has been able to over come.
I have been given the opportunity to give a book to a lucky North Carolina Momma reader! If you enjoy reading at all, you will enjoy this book! Check out the ways you can "connect" with the book and movie.

"Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my 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."