Friday, 28 September 2012

Instant Win! 4 pack of Vitamin Burst K-Cups or $ off Coupon!

Hop on over to Vitamin Burst's Facebook page and enter for your chance to win a 4 count pack of their K-Cups OR A $ off coupon! I just won a 4 pack and am excited to try them!

CLICK HERE TO ENTER!

**I am not in any way associated with this company, or being compensated for sharing this deal!

Mía Mariú Product Review & $40 Beauty Prize Giveaway! - Ends 10/8/12

As a busy mother of 3 I sometimes find it hard to put myself before everybody else in my crazy little household of fun! But, as the youngest of our brood starts to become a tad more independent, I am finally finding the time to concentrate on myself a little more and to re-discover a trickle of that individuality and personality, which lies in wait screaming out more than just "MOM!"

With this in mind, it is my pleasure to have had the chance over the past week or so to try out some wonderful make-up pieces from the fabulous Mía Mariú - a health and beauty based company with many enticing products to make you look and feel your best at any time - day or night!

The items that I received for review are some of my all time favorite combinations of color and pop, which ultimately include:

Hydrating Stick Gloss, in Beso:



Loose Mineral Shadow Liner, in Aguamarina:



Intense Eye Liner, in Black:



Now, As a huge fan of pink lipstick, who also adores a glossy lip, I feel as though the 'Stick Gloss' and I were just meant to be! The rich shade of pink with a buttery, balmy, delicious feel (and a little twinkle) looks like a lipstick, applies like a lipstick, but feels like a gloss and a regular lipstick rolled into one big happy application of lip heaven! It did not chap my lips, it did not flake and it remained bold and visible throughout the day, which is everything you could ask for in a lip product!



The 'Mineral Shadow Liner' is just as divine and serves a multi-purpose! You can, as I did, lightly dust your eyes with it OR you can wet it ever so slightly and apply it as a liner! It glides on smooth and gives a rather even dusting to your eye with a little sparkle. The color is very subtle with one application but can be very dramatic when applied as a liner too! I paired this with a touch of pink and ivory from another collection for a subtle look with a slight edge.



I then finished off the eye with the 'Intense Eye Liner', which I am incredibly impressed with! The liner glides on smooth and effortlessly, leaving behind a very fluid line and a very crisp, precise, application which only required one slight touch up throughout the day and did not smudge (or run) at all, even through the rain. Wonderful!



My overall impression of Mía Mariú, based on the items in this review, is one of utter adoration! The Aguamarina coloring of the eye pairs exceptionally well with the Beso coloring of the lip, for a light and playful look, which could be worn for almost every occasion. Not too heavy or light, sticky or flaky, patchy or short-lasting, I simply can not find a single fault with these quality products and very much look forward to experimenting with other colors in their range in the near future!

Find out more about Mía Mariú?
If you would like to know more about Mía Mariú then head on over to their website, which you can find by clicking HERE!

Want to WIN Mía Mariú?
The generous folks over at Mía Mariú would like to offer one of our lucky readers the chance to win all 3 of the items featured in this review!

The winner will receive one 'Hydrating Stick Gloss', one 'Loose Mineral Shadow Liner' and one 'Intense Eye-liner' - The winner can choose the color they would like for the gloss and the shadow, and the eyeliner will arrive in black!

This is a wonderful prize valued at an amazing $40!

Giveaway Guidelines!
Entering for this giveaway could not be simpler! All you have to do for a chance to win is to reside in the United States, open up the rafflecopter at the bottom of this post (give it a moment to load if you do not see it right away) and click the required entries, of which there are JUST 5!

MANDATORY Entries!
Simply "like" Mom's Gone Bronson and Mía Mariú over at Facebook, "follow" both @GoBronson and @Mia_Mariu on Twitter and then leave us a blog comment letting us know which make-up item you simply could not live without if you had to choose just one!

BONUS Entries!
For extra bonus entries you can also tweet about this giveaway once a day until the contest ends! The more you tweet, the more entries you stack up and the more chances you have to win!

This giveaway will run from 9/28/12 and will conclude on 10/8/12 at which point the winner will be contacted via email and have 48 hours to claim their prize, so please enter with a valid email address so we can get a hold of you!

I would like to thank Mía Mariú for sponsoring this fabulous giveaway and would like to wish all entrants the very best of luck!

Enjoy!

a Rafflecopter giveaway **Disclaimer - I am in no way associated with Mía Mariú and was not monetarily compensated for this review. I was, however, provided with the products you see pictured in the review. All opinions are my own and and have not been influenced in any way, shape or form by these provisions. Mom's Gone Bronson is NOT responsibly for the fulfillment of the prizes offered in this review, that responsibility lies with the company providing them. MGB will, however, do everything in their power to communicate with the company on your behalf should any problems occur! Good luck!

Monday, 24 September 2012

Exciting Make-Up Review is Coming...

I have been trying out a new eyeliner, shadow and lipstick this week and I am thrilled with the results that they are currently yielding! I am going to share these products with you, and perhaps a fabulous giveaway, VERY shortly!

4 Boxes of Barilla Mezze Penne Pasta just $4.75 SHIPPED!

Right now you can get a 4 pack/boxes of Barilla Mezze Penne pasta on Amazon, shipped to your door with subscribe and save for just $4.75!

You can find these here!

Remember to go through subscribe and save for a 5% discount and free shipping! You can cancel your subscription at any time!

YUM!

**Disclaimer: I am in no way associated with Barilla or Amazon and have not been compensated in any way in order to bring this deal to your attention! I just like to share the savings!

The Winner of the Noxicare™ Natural Pain Relief Cream and Tee is...

DaLynn M.


Congratulations, DaLynn! You have 48 hours to respond to the winning notification, at which point another winner will be selected if there has been no reply!!

Thank you for all the participation!! Please check out my other current giveaways and come back for more!! Without you all, this blog would just be a crazy lady talking to herself on the internet!! :)

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Home-Made "Go Bronson Bean Burgers" on Home-Made White'N'Oat Rolls! Recipe!

*NOTE: This is a time consuming recipe, but WELL worth it! :)*

Quite regularly we eat bean burgers in our house because my husband would prefer not to eat meat. Tonight I went all out and baked home-made breaded bean burgers on a bed of lettuce, topped with roasted tomato and eggplant, served in a home-made white'n'oat roll, with a side of lemon pepper rice and corn.

You're going to both LOVE me and HATE me for the way I cook because I don't always measure the ingredients and so I can only give you an estimation from which you can base your recipes and work with them until you get a consistency and taste that you both enjoy AND want to make over again! No two dishes of mine ever taste quite the same and this is always part of the fun!

To make the bread, you will need:

3 or 4 cups of self raising flour
1 single packet of dry rapid rise yeast (that come in single tear and use packets of 3 or 4)
2 to 3 cups of very warm water
a tablespoon full of oil of any kind OR soft margarine
A cup of rolled oats

**You do NOT need to add salt at all but you can put in a little sugar if you'd prefer a sweeter bread.

The method:

Making this bread could not be easier! Simply place your flour, oats and dry yeast into a large mixing bowl and lightly combine. Add your oil and pour in your HOT water a little at a time so that you may stop when you have the consistency you seek and as not to end up with a wet mess! I usually stop when I am able to roll the dough into a ball without it sticking to my hands, but after it has enough moisture so as not to crumble!

Now that you have your basic bread mixed, just leave it alone! That's right! Do absolutely nothing to your dough! Just cover over your mixing bowl with some saran wrap/cling wrap and put it somewhere warm in your house and walk away for around about 3 hours until the dough has risen to about 2 to 3 times its original size, at which point you will be ready to go!

While the bread is rising you will have time to put together your bean burgers, prepare your vegetables and grab yourself a cup of tea! Maybe even throw in some housework, wash your dishes or read a chapter of that book you were planning on reading for the last 6 months but have yet to pick up! The choice is yours! Just remember, if you do put together your bean burgers at this stage, it is prep only! You do not want to cook your bean burgers before your bread is ready, unless you already have buns for them, in which case, go ahead!

3 HOURS LATER!

OK! So you have been busy for the past 3 hours but now it is time to get back to your bread, so grab your mixing bowl and remove the wrap from the top! Your bread should have risen substantially a should have a springy, elastic consistency! If you would like, at this point, you could kneed your bread and set it aside again for another hour or two, but I rarely feel a need to take that step and so it is your choice based on your preference!



Now, lightly flour your counter top and place your dough on it - fold the dough once, turn it over and fold it again, gently, and let it sit for 10-15 minutes to rest and rise a little again. When ready, gently cut through the dough in the middle and then slice each half again twice to make 8 individual rolls. Today when I made these I made 4 rolls with one half and used the other half to bake a loaf so change it up where you like and make it as you need it! Place the dough into a bread pan of any shape or size, it really doesn't matter if you don't have the right pan, just make it up as you go along like I do! Score the top of each loaf or roll so that it might expand to its full capacity in the oven and sprinkle with a little flour! Bake in the oven on 350 degrees until lightly golden on top. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.





When your bread is cool to the touch, you can slice it, dice it, use it as you see fit! You could even toast up some breadcrumbs and throw those on your bean burgers to avoid having to buy store brought breadcrumbs! Voila! You just made some tasty bread!



To make the bean burgers, you will need:

1 can of any kind of beans of your choice!
1 to 2 cups of breadcrumbs
1 egg
Seasoning

This should yield 4 very generous sized burgers. You can make them bigger or smaller, fatter or thinner to suit your taste and to stretch it out a little if you desire! There is no right or wrong in cooking!

For garnish you will need 4 slices of eggplant, 4 slices of tomato, some shredded lettuce and condiments of your choice!

The Method:

Open your beans, drain a little, but keep some of the "juice" for moisture and to avoid a dried up burger when cooked! Mash up the beans a little but do not make them into total mush! It is good to have some whole beans and half beans even, you do not want a watery burger even though you would like it moist!

To the mashed beans you will want to add a pinch of salt and pepper and perhaps a pinch of chili or paprika if you'd like a little zing! Throw in your egg and gradually add in your breadcrumbs a little at a time until the consistency is somewhat pliable as you stir! You don't want watery burgers and I know I am starting to sound like a stuck record but if your burgers are too wet they will cook like mushy pancakes, HOWEVER, if you throw in too many breadcrumbs you'll end up with very dry flaky burgers so you really have to feel your way to perfect burgers and it sometimes comes with a lot of trial and error - but don't be deterred! You'll get it!

When your mix is ready, divide into 4 portions and form them into burger shapes, patting them firmly so that they hold together. Dip them in a LIGHT coating of breadcrumbs and place on a plate to the side. These are now ready to fry!!



Bringing it all together!

Now that you have your burgers formed and your buns ready, you'll want to start thinking about bringing this together as a meal! I served mine tonight with a side of lemon pepper rice and an ear of corn. The lemon pepper rice is just seasoned with black pepper and lemon Adobo seasoning and ready to serve. Simple and delicious! You can put your rice and corn on a few minutes before you start your burgers and play those buy ear! Don't panic if one thing is ready before another, you can let any of these stand, covered to keep warm, ready to serve when your other elements catch up! You could always serve these burgers on their own with a few chips or fries or even a couple of onion rings, they really are a meal in themselves! Have fun with it and get creative!

When you have your sides cooking, start warming up a little oil in your frying pan in order to cook your burgers. These will cook in the oven but they are likely to dry out! Cooking them in the frying pan, with a little oil, will solve that problem!

Fry each burger one side until golden brown, flip and repeat with the other side. They should cook within 10 minutes on a medium heat but keep an eye on them and determine the right time based on your cooking equipment. Whatever you do, do NOT attempt to cook these in a deep fryer! This could be very dangerous and will not hasten the cooking time of your burger!

While the burgers are frying off in the pan, you will want to start organizing your plate You might also want to put your tomato and eggplant in the oven on a roasting pan with a little oil and cook those off in the meantime too!

If you have rolls ready from the bread you baked earlier in the day, grab one and slice it in half. Place a little lettuce on the base of the roll and get ready for the main event!

When your burgers are ready, take one per roll and load it on top of the lettuce. Grab your [now roasted] eggplant and tomato from the oven (without burning yourself) and load them up one slice each on top of each bean burger. I always think that placing the tomato on top of the eggplant makes for the best choice where asthetics are concerned! Add your bun top and you're done! You can add a little sauce or mustard to jazz it up a little if you would like and of course your sides!



Here is what the finished product aught to resemble! Again, don't worry if it looks a little different, as so many variables can change the outcome of your presentation, but I can assure you that you're going to love them just the same!

The Go Bronson Burger:



And there you have it! An easy-peasy hearty home-cooked bean burger served on your very own delicious home-cooked bread! I would love to hear from any of you that give this one a whirl and any alterations you make to jazz it up even more! The options really are endless!!

Bon Appetite!

**Disclaimer: This recipe is my own and I am in no way recommending any of the ingredients or endorsing any particular product. I was not monetarily compensated for this post. Please credit me if you copy/post about these anywhere else, thank you! 

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Welcome to FALL!

My daughter, Autumn, and I would like to welcome you to FALL!!

Got Milk? Enter the Latte Love Sweepstakes!



Hop on over to the 'Milk Mustache Campaign' Facebook fan page and "like" them to enter their 'Latte Love' sweeps!

They're giving away one Latte Lovers Essentials kit PER HOUR plus one Keurig brewing system per day!

What are you waiting for? Go HERE and take your chances!

Good Luck!

*disclaimer: I am in no way associated with this promotion, its hosts or their campaign. I was not monetarily, or otherwise, compensated for sharing this sweep with you!

Friday, 21 September 2012

$86 Jeans for less than $7 SHIPPED! = Kohl's Gone CRAZY!

Right now Kohl's has some CRAZY deals and steals happening over at their site! I just snagged some jeans for my son, which I've had my eye on for a few months now and which I had in my cart ready to buy last week at more than double the price even at clearance prices but today, when I logged in, the price had plummeted another $10 and BAM! Straight to checkout for me!

Here is the deal I got, but there are MANY more to be had today and for the next couple of days while supplies last, promo codes remain valid and offers apply!

For the specific jeans that I purchased, you can go HERE but remember, there are so many other items in clearance, you can make a saving across the board - codes should work on anything on the site!

I purchased TWO pairs of 'Authentic Icon Destructed Slim Bootcut Jeans', originally $86!

Price RIGHT NOW (as of 9/21 at 8:40am) is JUST $8.60!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Once in the checkout screen, add your credit/debit card info and before you go to the next screen, enter the following TWO promotional codes - you can stack them, so you will benefit from both!

FREE SHIPPING - FREE2SHIP

20% Off - FFSEPT20

This will take off ALL shipping charges AND 20% off of your entire order!




In my scenario, with 2 pairs of jeans, this knocked $3.44 off my already crazy low priced jeans AND all shipping charges, taking my total down to $13.76 before tax and $14.59 including all taxes and charges, making these jeans just over $7 per pair SHIPPED for an $86 pair of jeans!!

Hurry on over and see what you can find over the next day or two and let me know what you get!! My son is going to LOVE these!

Happy Shopping!!

**Disclaimer: I am in no way associated with Kohl's and have not been compensated in any way for this post. I am just sharing a good deal!!

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

FREE Aussie 3 Minute Miracle (First 5,000) NOON EST Today!

At NOON EST today (9/19), P&G, via Allure, will be giving everyone the chance to win a free FULL SIZE bottle of Aussie 3 minute miracle! There are 5,000 up for grabs so you should try and get there early as they will go flying out the door, i'm sure!

I have some of this in my cupboard, I purchased it a few weeks ago and I love it!

Well worth a shot!

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS!

15 Piece Nail Art Brush Set! $2.72 SHIPPED!


Right now it is very "in" to paint your own nails and spruce them up at home to save some pennies on trips to the nail parlor!

Here is a great deal to help you get started on your at-home do - a 15 piece brush set for just $2.72 SHIPPED!

Great boosters for birthdays and Christmas or a second set of your own!

What are you waiting for!! CLICK HERE to get yours!


***Disclaimer: I am in no way associated with the products listed, their images or the website, Amazon, on which they are hosted. I am just passing on a good deal! Thanks!

Monday, 17 September 2012

Kangaroo Mama's 'Keeping Kids Creative' Giveaway (3 Winners!) - Ends 9/30


Kangaroo Mama has some amazing prizes lined up for you and your family to help make life more fun, simple, and creative during the Nationally designated "Keep Kids Creative Week"!  Three lucky Kangaroo Mama fans will have the chance to win some amazing prizes, worth over $580 total.  There is also Grand Prize for the event and over 90 blogs participating with their individual giveaways.  So, head on over to Kangaroo Mama's giveaway posting to find out how you can enter to win the Grand Prize and also find a list of the other giveaways you can enter.

 

Prize Package #1 (US Only) $300+:


 

Prize Package #2 (US Only)  $130+:

 


 

Prize Package #3 (US Only) $150+:

 

Enter for your chance to win these awesome prize packages through the Giveaway Widget below!

(Good Luck!! - Mom's Gone Bronson!)


 


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Sunday, 16 September 2012

The American Family Keurig Event! Hosted by Mom Powered Media, Coming SOON!! (Bloggers Wanted!)


The American Family Keurig Event is hosted by Mom Powered Media.


Prize: Keurig V700 Vue Brewer


The event dates: 10/8 - 10/29


Free Event ~ Sign-Up Here – Bloggers Wanted American Family Event


FREE Ovaltine Rich Chocolate Sample!

You can snag yourself a FREE Ovaltine Rich Chocolate Sample if you hop on over to their Facebook page, hit 'LIKE' and enter all your details!

VOILA!

Free smooth and creamy Ovaltine Rich Chocolate for your tummy!

Yum!

CLICK HERE for yours!


**I am in no way associated with Ovaltine, but it sure is tasty!

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Soar Study Skills Giveaway - Ends 9/30!

Review and Giveaway brought to you courtesy of 'Coupons in Motion'!

SOAR School Success Kit


StudySkills.com


by SOAR Study Skills


Susan Kruger
Author of SOAR® Study Skills


Soar Student Success Kit


Where do I even begin? There is so much I want to tell you about the Soar School Success Kit. There is a wealth of information available right at your fingertips. Amazingly, this book can be used for Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School, and College students. I personally feel it would be somewhat overwhelming for an elementary school student. However, if you have an advanced student that takes initiative for their schoolwork, then it probably be would be great. As far as for college students? Definitely! I am currently completing an online college degree and I intend to put some of the ideas to use for myself.
Susan Kruger, creator of SOAR® Study Skills, never would have guessed that her struggles in school and the hours of homework fights with her mother would eventually evolve into a successful career. (Her mother never would have imagined it, either!)

Susan has spent the last 13 years teaching hundreds of students how to achieve success in school while also creating time for fun! However, Susan is living proof that it is possible to get better grades in less time! She is a Certified Teacher with a Master’s Degree as a Reading/Learning Specialist.

Susan now has programs and resources for families across the country and around the world. Her books, teacher’s guides, training videos, classes, and audio programs provide easy and realistic solutions to the most common study problems that students and their families face. She helps students discover how to develop confidence and be successful in school, helps families tackle homework together peacefully, and enables teachers to provide tangible and successful strategies for their students.

StudySkills.com has many resources available for free on their website, including articles you may find helpful. Some of the articles include:
When a Student is Not Working To His Potential (Not words you ever want to hear as a parent)

“He’s just not working to his to potential!” OR “She just needs to try harder.” Sound familiar? You will want to read this article.

The ADHD Circuit (Article 10) When ADHD Children Have ADHD Parents (This is true for my son and grandson)

ADHD is very hereditary; most families with an ADHD child will have an ADHD parent. It is extremely common for parents to discover ADHD in themselves, along with their children. Read this article for more information.

This is just an example of the information available. The Study Skills website has sections for Students, Parents, and Educators. Their products include Success Kits, Audio Programs, Videos, eBooks, Live and Taped Programs, and more. Here's a good one: Homework Help for Parents. Learn how to best help your child.

What is included in the Soar School Success Kit


- Homework Help for Parents Audio Program & eBook ($75 value)

Strategies to help families manage homework. Includes web-based Audio Program and eBook. Digital version for immediate access!

- Simple Organization System (SOS) Binder ($75 value)

Includes all the supplies you need to implement the SOAR® Binder System in one convenient package plus two web-based instructional videos to help eliminate disorganization. Perfectly suited for middle and high school students.

- Simple Organization System (SOS) Folder ($25 value)

Includes a durable plastic folder plus a web-based instructional video to help manage school papers and communication between home and school. Perfectly suited for elementary school students.

- Simple Organization System (SOS) Planner ($40 value)

Includes all the supplies you need to implement the SOAR® Planner System in one convenient package plus a web-based instructional video to help with assignment and time management.

- SOAR® Study Skills Book ($25 value)

Our best-selling book teaches students how to manage time, get organized, and learn efficiently.

- School Success Scorecard ($10 value)

The scorecard will help you evaluate your own situation and identify the best tools included in your School Success Kit to make an immediate impact for your family.

- Special Report: How to Keep Parent Guilt at Bay: Tips on Being Good to Yourself While Navigating Parenthood ($10 value)

- Special Report: How to Make Parenting Decisions: A Process for Matching Information With Intuition ($10 value)

- Special Report: Cue to Reading: The Most Important Aspects of Reading Instruction, Tips for Teaching Them, and How They Can Help Identify Reading Disabilities ($10 value)

Anxious to order your School Success Kit? You can receive 5% off anything from their website: 5%offSOAR


StudySkills.com has generously agreed to provide one Soar School Success Kit to one of my readers!


Will you be the lucky winner?


Enter on the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win.


All entries will be verified.




**Good luck, everyone! - Mom's Gone Bronson!




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**Personal Disclaimer - This giveaway is brought to you by 'Coupons in Motion' and, as such, Mom's Gone Bronson is NOT responsible for the fulfillment of this prize. All opinions expressed in this article are those of 'Coupons in Motion', thank you!

Friday, 14 September 2012

And the WINNER of the Philips Norelco DIY Hair Clipper Pro IS.... @ShaveExpers #DIYCLIPPER

AMBER C!!

CONGRATULATIONS Amber!

Please check your email at he address you signed up with and respond within 48 hours to claim your prize!


***Disclaimer - I am not responsible for shipping the prize, the prize will come direct from the company. Winners are verified and confirmed within 48 hours, at which point, if no response has been obtained from the winner, a secondary winner will be chosen and the original winner will forfeit their prize. Thank you for all the support and keep those interactions coming! - MGB!

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Noxicare™ Natural Pain Relief - Review and Giveaway! - Ends 9/24


As a busy mother who spends a great deal of time running back and forth into town, lugging groceries, hiking to the laundromat with a ton of washing or whatever needs to be done that day, I often find myself suffering from minor aches and pains that need a little more TLC than a sit down and a cup of tea might provide. It will come as no surprise then, when I tell you that I jumped at the chance to try out Noxicare™ Natural Pain Relief recently, when given the go-ahead to do so! And here is why...



Made from 7 of the world's strongest natural pain relievers, Noxicare™ Natural Pain Relief claims to effectively ease swelling, alongside muscle and nerve aches and pains, with no known side effects! AND, in my opinion, it works!

Over the course of the past week, I have applied Noxicare™ Natural Pain Relief a few times a day - mostly on the back of my legs and my ankles, which are always uncomfortable and achy at the end of each evening!

The cream is very light and smooth and is not at all greasy on the skin. It rubs in wonderfully easy and, although the first application didn't really feel as though it did very much, the second application really did start to yield some noticeable results; My legs felt a lot less achy and much more at ease by the end of the first day and I have since felt a decrease in the level of soreness and in that general uncomfortable feeling, which I had honestly just become used to as part of getting older and those pesky daily chores that refuse to do themselves!

The cream surprised me in many ways because it isn't like most other pain relievers available commercially, and without a prescription, right now. It is light, it doesn't smell too strong, it doesn't burn or tingle and it doesn't leave your eyes watering from fumes that most other creams tend to release! It doesn't appear to work quite as fast as other applications either though, but the payoff is well worth the wait!

As a huge fan of natural remedies and solutions, I am pleased to be able to give this product a rave review and will definitely have to get myself some more!

If you would like more information on Noxicare™ Natural Pain Relief, you can visit the company website HERE.

BUT WAIT! There is MORE!

That's right! The folks behind Noxicare™ Natural Pain Relief would like to offer one of our reader the chance to win a 3.5oz tube of Noxicare™ Natural Pain Relief AND a T-shirt in your size of choice!

All you have to do to win is complete these super-easy steps!

Head on down to the bottom of this post and enter the Rafflecopter application and...

1.Like my Facebook page
2.Like Noxicare™ Natural Pain Relief's Facebook page
3.Leave me a blog comment!

That is it! You can ALSO gain a few bonus entries by following on Twitter and Tweeting the giveaway if you so wish!! SHAZZAM!

Nitty Gritty: You MUST be over 18 years of age and a resident of the U.S.A to be eligible to win the prize. All prizes are shipped direct from the manufacturer and Mom's Gone Bronson is NOT responsible for the fulfillment of the prize. Winners will have 48 hours to respond to their winning email when the competition concludes and if no response is obtained, a new winner will be chosen! All MANDATORY entries must be complete to be eligible to win and will be verified!

Thank you to Noxicare™ Natural Pain Relief for sponsoring this giveaway, and GOOD LUCK to all!!


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

FREE Museum Entry at Participating Museums on Sept 29th!


It is BACK!

Smithsonian Magazine is once again offering you the opportunity to download, print and use a pass good for FREE entry to one of several hundred museums across the country!

Tickets are good for 2 people and will make for a great day out at a local museum you may have passed by many times before - get exploring!!

To find a museum near you that is participating, and to download your tickets, just CLICK HERE!

Have fun!

HOT! 3 Boxes of Raisin Bran ONLY $5.22 on Amazon!

Right now you can pick up a 3 20oz boxes of Raisin Bran for just $5.22 shipped! Here is how:

Click HERE to be taken to the Kellogg's Raisin Bran and Select "20 Oz Boxes, Pack of 3".

The total will be: $13.05 to start (as of 9/13) but don't panic, it gets better!

If you order this on its own, you'll have to pay over $11 in shipping, so hit SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE instead and you'll get FREE SHIPPING on this order! PLUS a 5% subscribe and save discount! Taking your order down to $12.40!

**Notice at he bottom of the screen there is currently a 55% off 3 Raisin Bran coupon! This will automatically apply to your order at check out, which is where the deal gets FUN!

SO! Go ahead! Hit "subscribe and save" and follow the instructions to check out! Before you click to confirm, check all of your totals and discounts - total should be $5.22!!! (You can cancel any future Subscribed orders as soon as your order ships if you do not want to hold a subscription, without penalties).

If you are lucky enough to have some credit currently lurking in your Amazon account then you can also apply this too, which will take your order down to as low as zero - which is always a bonus if, like me, you spend all of your time hitting up certain websites like Crowdtap for points to swap for Amazon credit!!



Enjoy this while it lasts - both prices and coupons are known to disappear in minutes on Amazon so hopefully you'll get some before its gone!

Do let me know if you find any similar deals!!

Happy hunting!!


**Disclaimer - I am not affiliated with Amazon or Kellogg's, nor am I being monetarily compensated to bring you this deal! I just love a great bargain! All prices and discounts are correct as of 9/13/2012 - 7:55am, but are subject to change at any given moment, so please check your totals before you check out - and do feel free to update me if it changes! Thank you!

Saturday, 8 September 2012

And the WINNER of the SparkleCore/Nexus Girls, $500 Beauty Giveaway is....

MARY C.!

Congratulations, Mary!!

You won the SparkleCore and The Nexus Girls' $500 Fantasy Complete Makeover Giveaway!

Please check your emails at the address you signed up with to see if you are THE Mary C. who won!

Thank you SO much for all of the guys and girls who entered and equally to all of the ladies who hosted and promoted - especially SparkleCore for bringing us all together!!

Friday, 7 September 2012

FREE $10 Lowes Gift Card Code! = FREEBIES?


Sign up to MyLowes today and get a free $10 gift code to use on their site! That means you could score something for FREE!

Click HERE to sign up! - You should receive your code by email within 24 hours!

Let me know if you get any bargains! Last time they gave out $10 codes for anything, I got a FREE toaster! NICE!



**Disclaimer: I am in no way associated with Lowes and all images are property of Lowes, not me. All opinions are my own and I am in no way being compensated by passing this deal on to you! Thanks!

Thursday, 6 September 2012

SparkleCore & The Girls of Nexus $500 Fantasy Complete Makeover Giveaway! - Ends 09/07/12


An eleven Blogger Mega Event you'd be crazy to miss out on!

The Nexus Girls and SparkleCore have combined their absolute favorite beauty products to design the makeover collection of your dreams.

One Grand Prize winner will receive ALL 35 ITEMS of this amazing collection valued at well over $500!!!

Read on to find out how to enter!

 

FREE Pizza from Papa John's!

Papa John's is doing it again! This NFL season they will be giving away 2 MILLION totally FREE pizzas to its loyal customers who are signed up to their rewards program!

If you are lucky enough to win one, you will be emailed a redemption code via the email you're signed up to their rewards program with!! It is THAT simple!!

Check out the details and sign up HERE!



I am in no way associated with Papa Johns, all opinions are my own. Thanks!

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Packaways Reusable Plastic Storage Boxes - Review!



Earlier this week I had a knock at the door and a delivery left hiding on my doorstep – well, I say “hiding” but it was actually taking up ALL of the space on my front porch and I was intrigued to find out what it was!

Excitedly, I tore open the package and, much to my delight, I discovered that the contents of which were 2 flat packed boxes from Packaways!



Packaways are a wonderful concept, which takes on the idea of a regular box and makes it several times more durable, longer lasting and in bright, delightful colors and sizes!

The boxes are HUGE, but no matter how big they come, they are just as easy as the one another to pop open and use 20 seconds out of the packaging!

Literally, you just push the sides of the box and click in the bottom flap, immediately making the box sturdy and...VOILA! Your box is ready to be used for storage, moving or a splash of color!

I had the pleasure of trying out 2 of the larger boxes in green and pink (they also come in blue!) and have been able to tidy up my work space considerably while using them! Before hand I had a plethora of items strewn around my room for ebay and such, which were just getting messier and messier until the arrival of the boxes – PERFECT!

The boxes are wonderfully simple to errect and hold their weight very well. There are handles in the sids so you won’t harm yourself while lifting them and they certainly do brighten up your room! The can be kept in plain sight or stored in the basement and DO come with a spot of space on them on which you can write with non-permenent marker in order to remember the items that that one particular box contains! When you're done storing one item, and switch it out for another, simply wipe off the label and write on a new one! Easy as pie!

This time 2 weeks ago I had no storage at all and this week I am considering buying more Packaways simply because they are a breath of fresh air and work wonders for the overal look of my current space!



I found these to be very “happy” little boxes, which folded out in seconds with plenty of space to keep anything from clothes and accessories to eBay or pantry items, without having to cart them around or keep them out in an unorganized mess! It should perhaps also be noted that just like any regular box, they make wonderful “houses” and playthings for tots and will leave no dull moments - BUT! Please use these boxes responsibly! Thank you!



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

Men and Women’s Adult 'Anytime Costumes' Review - Just in Time for Halloween!


I recently had the chance to try out an adult centric costume from Anytime Costumes and am delighted to share with you a review on one such particular costume, which has long been on our Halloween list to buy! – The Crypt Keeper!

The Crypt Keeper costume comes jam packed with extras such as the full length hooded coveral/cloak, elongated skeletal gloves for hands, a very intricate mask, which also moves with your expresion AND a little exta accent around the shoulders and waist akin to spider webbing/netting to finish the look! The only think you wil have to supply yourself is pants – and we all have some of those in our closet so we’re good to go!


As soon as the costume arrived at my door, my entire family was clambering to get a look at it! The mask in particular makes this costume stand out and everybody wanted a turn trying it out because of its unique facial movement! As the wearer moves his or her mouth the mask mouth moves with them and makes for a very amusing feature for those not expecting it! The mask fits most adult head sizes but comes supplied with cushioning if you need to fill the space a little, which makes it extreamly wearable.


My teen son, who is 6 foot tall, tried on the costume for us as you can see from the photos, it does look pretty impressive and it fit perfectly! This will be a fabulous look for Halloween and will also keep the wearer warm with all the layers!

The costume amazed us all and is very good value for money – the quality is good and the durability is high. I am certain that his costume is going to see several Halloween events or short movies in the coming months, and into the distant future!

Let the fun begin!


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

All opinions are my own!

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Philips Norelco 'do-it-yourself' hair clipper Pro - review and giveaway! @ShaveExperts #DIYClipper - Ends 9/14


As a mother, and wife, living in a household with boys who seldom like to have their hair cut, it has never been a top priority for us to buy clippers to keep in the home – until recently, that is, when my husband decided to shave his head, using a standard razor!

Never one to tell my husband what he can and can’t do with his own body, I gave him a helping hand with the regular razor until we’d shaved his head totally bald! Not overly keen on the new look, I asked that when it grows out a little that he keep it at a shorter length if he so desired - but with hair, rather than none at all! I declared that I would never use a razor to shave his hair that short again and that perhaps next time we could borrow our friend’s clippers instead! He agreed.

However, subsequently, and with great timing, I was recently given the opportunity to try out a set of Philips Norelco ‘do-it-yourself’ hair clippers, which as the name suggests, are designed in such a way that it is a cinch to shave and maintain your own head of hair without the help of others - and with reliable, stunning results!

The Philips Norelco ‘do-it-yourself‘ clippers are very stylish and sit comfortably in any adult hand. Equipped with 20 secured length settings (ranging from 3/64 in to 1 3/16 in) and a “zoom ring” adjustable comb, the clippers couldn't get much easier to control! The head of the clipper rotates a whopping 180 degrees, and the precision trimmer allows you to complete your desired look with ease! There is no oil required and batteries last for up to an hour and take very little time to re-charge!


My husband recently tried out the clippers and found them to be comfortable and easy to use - plus the rechargeable feature meant that he could sneak off with them anywhere in the house without having to worry about tripping over power leads, or getting tangled up in them! With just a few easy spins around the head, the clippers tidied up his hair in minutes and the results were clean and precise with no longer areas than any other and certainly no patches.

Simple to use, quick to clean and easy to switch out grade lengths or angles, the Philips Norelco ‘do-it-yourself’ clipper lives up to its claims and hits home on almost every single level! I am giving the device a well deserved 9 out of 10, which would easily have been a 10/10 if only the clippers had come with a carry case or a storage bag for the few pieces that accompany it! The lack of a bag is no deal breaker though and we certainly wouldn't give these up in a hurry! Now, if only my son would let us cut HIS hair with them, we would have our icing on the cake!

Want to buy one of your own?
If you are interested in purchasing the 'do-it-yourself' clipper, which retails for $39.99, you can find one HERE.

Want to WIN one instead?!
YES! You have the chance to WIN one of these wonderful clippers for yourself, or somebody in your home, courtesy of the Shave Experts at Philips Norelco!

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to complete the rafflecopter form below!

Fine Print!
You MUST also be a resident of the U.S.A and over 18 years of age! Please do ALL MANDATORY entries and as many of the extras as you’d like! Winner will be announced within 24 hours of the givaway close and will have 48 hours to respond, at which point a new winner will be selected. The prize will be shipped directly from the company and neither myself nor any other blogger promoting this giveaway is responsible for provision or shipment of the prize. If you are selected as the winner and do not receive your prize within 6 weeks, please contact Mom's Gone Bronson, who will contact the company on your behalf.

MANDATORY ENTRIES:
You MUST “Like” ALL facebook pages on the rafflecopter! There aren't many and they’re all on the rafflecopter for your convenience! You must also LEAVE A BLOG COMMENT telling us who will benefit from the Norelco ‘do-it-yourself’ Clipper if you win!

EXTRA ENTRIES:
You can gain extra entries by following the twitter links in the rafflecopter and by tweeting the giveaway once a day for that little boost!

That really is all there is to it! Any questions, please feel free to ask! What are you waiting for? Get those entries in AND...GOOD LUCK!


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****Disclaimer - I am in no way associated with Philips Norelco or any related product or company therein. I was not monetarily compensated for this review but I was provided with a product to test, which has not influenced my view in any way, shape or form. All opinions are my own. Thank you.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

SodaStream Fountain Jet Review!


It was back in the late 80s, early 90s that I was first introduced to the concept of the SodaStream – a machine that allowed the user to carbonate water at home in order to create their very own soda without having to leave the house!


Flash forward 20 years and SodaStream (already over 100 years in the making) is just as relevant today as it ever was, but now comes topped with various sleek, stylish and up-to-date designs to suit any modern kitchen and appetite for fizz!


The SodaStream, whose basic concept is still the same, works by shooting carbon dioxide gas from a compressed bottle out through the SodaStream and into cold water, with the sole purpose of making it wonderfully bubbly! The CO2 cannister screws tightly into the machine within seconds and is easy to swap over when it runs empty. Cannisters can be purchased at local grocery stores and you can trade in your empties for a little money off the new one at the time of purchase, which means no bottle waste AND a discount! Further more, you will find that you also decrease the amount of bottled soda or canned soda purchases made once you start making your own, and thus contribute less environmental waste or recycling too! You can also flavor your soda to suit your taste AND there are a vast array of fabulous flavors to choose from!


Personally, holding so many fond memories carbonating my own soda as a child, I of course jumped at he chance to try out the SodaStream Fountain Jet and could not wait to hear that familiar buzz, try the most recent flavors AND on top of it all, share the fun experience with my own children! I just knew that they would love it!


To my delight, when the machine arrived on my doorstep, it was everything I had remembered and more! The look and feel of the Fountain Jet says style and usability and was set up in my kitchen and ready to go in just a few moments! It felt like Christmas had come early and I was first in line ahead of the rest of the family to try it out!!


Now, the Fountain Jet comes with a re-inforced plastic bottle specifically designed to withstand the pressure from the gas injected into your water. Once filled [with cold water], the bottle is inserted into the machine with a twist to hold and the button on top is pressed with several short, sharp bursts until a little buzzing noise is heard, indicating that there is now enough gas in your water and you’re ready to go! You pop out the bottle with a fizz that sounds as though you’re opening the door of a time-travelling DeLorean, etch yourself a cheeky smile and head for your flavor of choice, of which there are many to choose!


In our house particularly, the instant favorites have clearly been Cola Free and Root Beer along with Orange and Lemon/Lime. SodaStream have something for everyone though and you can find anything from Ginger Ale to Orange to Energy Drinks and SodaSteam’s MyWater Flavor Essences, which allow you to add just a drop of flavor to your water rather than a full blown soda, if you’d prefer – these went down very well in our household also!


After having tested out the machine now for a couple of weeks, I am happy to say that SodaStream is still just as fun and accessible now as it ever was and the flavors vast and adaptable to suit your taste! The machine is easy to clean and easy to store if you’d like to put it away, although it makes a perfect addition to any counter-top as a stylish appliance in its own right and the whole family can enjoy its application! In fact, it is almost addctive and SO much fun!


The price of the machine and the individual flavors are a little on the expensive side, but the cost easily covers what you get for the money and in the long run should allow you to see a saving if you are a regular soda drinker. Of course, the SodaStream syrup bottles will need to be disguarded with after they’re empty, but they are fully recyclable and will cause a LOT less waste than if you were to throw away the bottles and cans from from the pre-packaged soda you might buy at the store. If you are artsy, you can also use the lids from your syrup bottles for paint cups or children's art projects, thus not having to dispose of those particular pieces at all!


You can transfer your soda to any container after it has been carbonated, but you MUST use the machine responsibly and only use the SodaStream bottles that are provided with it whilst injecting CO2 into your water. These bottles are specifically designed to withstand the pressure and you have to put safety first before cost. These bottles are a tad expensive to replace but, again, they are well worth the money and should last you a long while, when and if used correctly.


Overall I am giving the SodaStream Fountain Jet a whopping 9/10 as it just screams fun, style and likeability for the whole family! Certainly a fun extra to put on your Christmas list and something you certainly will not get bored of in a hurry! I know we will be using ours for a very long time to come!


Note: SodaStream machines come in various different styles and packages and can be found on the SodaStream website by CLICKING HERE


Bring on the fizz!




***Disclaimer: All images and model names are the property of SodaStream and I am not associated with the company in any way! I was not monetarily compensated for this review but I was provided with a SodaStream Fountain Jet. Such provisions have not influence any of my opinions in any way and all thoughts expressed herein are my own. Thank you!