The Story Of Three: December 2013

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

GE reveal bulbs

Since my family moved into our new home a few months ago, there's one thing I have been putting off tackling-changing out the light bulbs. Why you ask? Because it seems like there are a million of them & I really have no idea on what to replace them with, until now.

Recently I heard about GE reveal bulbs, with the holidays here, this is the perfect time to makeover my home & give it some good lighting!  With GE reveal® light bulbs, you can switch on the true beauty of life’s spaces and the people within them.

GE reveal® bulbs replace yellow, dingy lighting with crisp, white light that makes colors and patterns pop, transforming homes from ordinary to extraordinary with just the flip of a switch. GE’s new and innovative reveal® LEDs offer the same aesthetic benefits as the rest of the GE reveal® brand plus energy-efficient technology that allows them to last over a decade, based on three hours of usage a day. 

You can purchase GE reveal® at a Discount at Target!
Not only are GE reveal® LED bulbs available almost exclusively at Target, but there you can find great prices and savings on all GE reveal® solutions. Target’s Cartwheel App provides savings for in-store purchases of GE reveal (as well as many of the other items you’ll likely need in the upcoming months).

Simply download Target’s money-saving Cartwheel app, (available on Apple IOS here and Android here), select the GE reveal (and any other savings you need) and head to your local Target for great deals! Starting on January 5th, there will be a coupon for 25% off GE reveal bulbs on the Cartwheel app.

In addition to using the discounts on the Cartwheel app, you can also print off the coupon below for even more savings nationwide!

- GE reveal® Coupon - Enjoy $1 off any package of reveal® light bulbs. Good to print through December 31, 2013 with a 45 day expiration after print date.

GE is proud to continue its long tradition of innovation in lighting and hopes you enjoy your new lighting experience with clean beautiful light of GE reveal® bulbs. As new energy-efficiency standards are set to take place January 1, 2014, consumers can choose among GE reveal® halogen, CFL, and LED bulbs in addition to GE Lighting’s other energy-efficient options.

(I was not compensated for sharing this information with you, but look for a review & giveaway coming soon of the GE reveal bulbs!)


Global Goddess winner is Jackie Villano

Thanks to everyone who entered & congrats to the winner!

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Monday, December 30, 2013

New Year, New You with Svelte

Can you believe 2013 is coming to an end? While it had it's ups & downs for me & my family, I am excited & looking forward to new & exciting changes coming in 2014. One of those changes is getting & staying healthier, but not just me, my children as well. More exercise as a family & cutting out the junk that goes into our bodies, my first step is finding that perfect protein shake & Svelte has just what I'm looking for!

CalNaturale Svelte makes the most delicious & nutritious organic protein shakes in America, available in flavors like Chocolate, French Vanilla & Cappuccino. With 11g of protein & a unique blend of complex carbs, these convenient 11oz bottles contain an excellent source of fiber.

So if you've got a New Years resolution to create a New You, let Svelte help! Fuel your morning work outs & fight off those afternoon sugar cravings with an organic protein shake. I love the confidence-boosting affirmations on the front of the eco-friendly packaging, it gives me a little extra boost to keep me on track!

Did you know? January is National Fiber Month, CalNaturale Svelte is the perfect snack to help keep you full longer & is each shake contains 5g of Fiber.

What flavor would you like to try? Chocolate is by far my favorite, these are perfect to grab when I'm heading out the door in the morning!

You can purchase Svelte at your local health food stores, I was even able to find them online at Amazon or you can purchase them direct from Svelte. Feel free to stay connected with Svelte on Facebook & Twitter!

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Sunday, December 29, 2013


Ricola prize pack winner is Holly T!

Thanks to everyone who entered & congrats to the winner! 
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Saturday, December 28, 2013


Congrats to the following winners & thanks to everyone who entered!
Have a great weekend!

Contigo winner is Jessica L

CVS winner is Kristine H

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Herbal Essences Naked Volume Collection Giveaway

The winter weather has been so harsh on my hair & with the holidays, I want my hair to be photo ready. I recently heard about the Herbal Essences Naked Volume Collection from Walmart & I can't wait to try it out! 

The Naked Collection Volume Kit includes the Naked Volume Shampoo, Conditioner, Volumizing SoufflĂ©, Flexible Hold Spritzer & Dry Shampoo. This is an online-only offer, so after receiving my Walmart gift card provided by Herbal Essences, I purchased my 4 piece hair care set online within minutes! 

Be the first to try the Herbal Essences Naked with this limited-edition kit, only available while supplies last! It has everything you need for irresistible volume, so don't miss out! 

Here's a little information about each product included in the kit:

Naked Volume Shampoo & Conditioner
- Restores hair’s natural body.
- Made with zero heavy residues, dyes, and parabens.
- Light weight shampoo provides a clean luscious bounce.
- Conditioner keeps hair detangled, nourished, and maintains full volume.

Naked Volume Dry Shampoo
- Great for days when you don’t have time to wash your hair.
- Refreshes your look for lightweight, clean hair — even on days when you don’t wash.
- The natural tapioca formula absorbs excess oil and transforms lifeless, oily hair into fresh hair.
- Delights senses with the crisp essence of citrus and mint.
- How to use: Gently spray on and work into roots, brush out as desired.

Naked Volumizing Souffle
- Weightless, volumizing styler gives you a lift for fullness that lasts.
- Delights the senses with a boost of grapefruit and mint.
- How to use: Gently work mousse through wet hair for volume.

The Volume collection lets you bare your softest hair! It has an invigorating blend of white grapefruit and mint extracts. It contains zero dyes to leave your hair naturally clean and full of irresistible volume. So who's ready to try the new collection?

The Walmart gift card and information have been provided by Herbal Essences.

Buy it: The Herbal Essences Naked Volume Collection can be purchased at Walmart for $12.99!

Win it: One lucky reader will win a $50 gift card to Walmart to purchase your own Herbal Essences Collection!

Use the giveaway tools form to enter, good luck!

Friday, December 27, 2013

The holidays are a busy time for everyone, but even more so for a college student. From changes in the semester schedule to purchasing new books, & making the drive or flight to come home for Christmas, the costs & fees add up pretty quickly! So why not let make things just a little easier on your wallet during this time of the year by renting your textbooks!

If you have a child in college or maybe your in college yourself, is here to help you save some money on your textbooks this holiday season!

Some perks from renting from are:
-save 40-90% off of bookstore prices
-free shipping both ways
-can highlight in the textbooks
-flexible renting periods
-donate to Operation Smile with each textbook rented

What is Operation Smile you ask? Operation Smile is an international children's medical charity that heals children's smiles, forever changing their lives. With each textbook rented, donates to Operation Smile. 

So if saving money wasn't exciting enough with , they have a new program called RentBack!

RentBack is new initiative that allows students to rent the textbooks they own - to other students. This process is awesome because it allows the student to make 2-4x more money compared to what they'd make through buyback options! (selling their books back at the end of the semester) 
Isn't that awesome?!

So what are you waiting for? Save money, make money & share the excitement! Feel free to stay connected with by liking them on Facebook

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from my family to yours!
We will be spending the holidays with family & friends & we hope you will be too! 

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Monday, December 23, 2013

My Story Childrens Book Giveaway

I love finding children's books that teach my children about Bible stories and Bible characters to help them understand them more. I recently was given 'My Story Joseph' and 'My Story David' to review I love these 2 children's books because they give the perspective of each of their lives.
Kids are accustomed to hearing stories about their favorite Bible heroes—but what about from the perspective of the heroes themselves? In this My Story series from Make Believe Ideas, heroes come to life as they tell kids their life stories from a first-person perspective. At the end of each book is a “Sticker Journal”. Kids can place these 64 story-themed stickers into the stories, adding another element of fun!
My Story Joseph description:
With his coat of many colors and abundant faith, Joseph is a favorite character of many children. In My Story: Joseph, the hero chronicles his amazing life that children treasure from the Bible. Kids will learn from Joseph’s story to always trust God, no matter what the circumstance, because He will see them through. 
Joseph's life, is to me, one of my most favorite Bible characters to read about. I was especially excited to receive this story book and I'm very pleased with it. I love that each book is written in a way that we talk today; it very easy to relate to and is likable to read. 
My Story David description:
Children have long heard the story of David and Goliath, but they’ve never heard it straight from the young hero’s mouth. In My Story: David, the young shepherd with enormous faith tells kids about his decision to fight the Philistine soldier mocking the tribes of Israel. Children will learn that trust in God helps them to do great things, no matter their size!
My kids love that there are stickers at the end of each book- what kid doesn't love stickers?! Also, the illustrations are fun and my kids love talking about the pictures and pointing out what they think looks silly. I definitely recommend both of these books. They are suggested for ages 3+, but my youngest is a year and half and loves to sit and listen to me read them. Plus, I think it's never to young to read to babies and teach them about Bible stories.

Connect: You can connect with Tommy Nelson on their website, on FacebookTwitter and on Pinterest.

Buy it: You can buy the each of these books on the Thomas Nelson website for $4.99 each or use that same link to find a local retailer near you.

Win it: One lucky reader is going to win each of these My Story books!

Open to the US residents only.  Ends 1/6/14 at 11:59 PM EST.
Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below.  Good Luck!

Disclosure:  Housewife on a Misson received these books at no cost in order to facilitate this review.
  All thoughts expressed are her own and may differ from yours. 

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Sunday, December 22, 2013


Congrats to the following winner & thanks to everyone who entered!

SeaSide Glass Gallery winner- Debra H

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Lee Jeans Review

When it comes to shopping & buying clothes for my family, I have no problem picking out shirts, pants, accessories, shoes, etc for my children. However, I'm not a fan of shopping for clothes for myself, why you ask? It's simple really, I only have found a few-I mean very few brands that I just absolutely adore & "fit" my style. Well that changed when a package from Lee Jeans arrived at my front door!

Honestly, I have never owned a pair of Lee Jeans in my adult life, I think I had a pair or two when I was in grade school, so I couldn't wait to try out my brand new jeans from Lee & add some new pieces to my wardrobe this winter!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Combi High Chair Giveaway


The Combi High Chair is designed for comfort, style, and ease.Its five-position height adjustment allows your child to be positioned properly at any table and the three-position, one-hand reclining seat will ensure that your child stays comfortable.Your growing child will sit safely and securely with an adjustable, five-point harness and cushioned shoulder pads.The padded seat can be quickly wiped clean and the removable tray features a dishwasher-safe insert for simple cleanups. The High Chair folds compactly and provides convenient mobility with molded rear wheels for easy transport and storage
This Sleek and Functional Highchair comes in three great colors!

With the versatility in positions this highchair is the perfect addition to any home.
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Comes in 3 Colors

To find out more you can Check out Conservamom's Review here. One lucky winner will get their very own Combi High chair in choice of color. Just fill out the rafflecopter below and enter for your chance to win. Open to US residents only and ends on 1/6 at 11:59pm  

Disclosure:This Blog is not responsible for fulfillment of prize. This blog was not compensated in anyway. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, and any other social media are not affiliated with this giveaway. Conservamom is not responsible for fulfillment of prize.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Congrats to the following winners & thanks to everyone who entered!

Schick winners are Melissa Dealmeida, Lauren O., Keri Moore Scott, Tyra Young, Michelle Madero

Teamson Toy Chest winner is - Christi O

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Conquer those #holiday stains with all stainlifter

The holidays are here & for most of us that means family get togethers, cooking, more cooking & lots & lots of eating! As much as we all try to avoid it, spills, drops & dribbles from food & drinks will unfortunately find their way on our holiday clothing.

Since we can't always prevent what ends up on our clothing, we can decide how we treat those awful stains! One of my favorite go to products is all Stainlifter's! 

Full of concentrated cleaning power, all Stainlifter removes tough stains from your family's clothes, now all is even better because it contains In-Wash Pre-Treaters, for a better stain removal. All Stainlifter is safe for all washing machines & they've been in the cleaning business for over 50 years!

Below are just a few common stains that you might encounter over the holidays, keep these tips handy!

Gravy: Gently rub the stain with a trusted liquid detergent and rinse in  with the hottest temperature water that is recommended by the garment.

Sweet Potato: Run stain under cool water to remove the bulk of it. Pretreat and rub with laundry detergent then let sit and wash.

Apple Pie: Run stain under cool water to remove the bulk of it. Soak in cool water and detergent.  Check stain – pretreat and rub  with laundry detergent if necessary and wash according to label instructions.

Red Wine: Immediately dilute the spill with club soda or cold water. Sprinkle the spill with salt and continue to flush with club soda or water. Allow the mixture of water and salt to sit for at least 15 minutes and wash as usual. Repeat the process if the stain does not come out after the first wash.

So eat up, drink up & be merry this holiday season & let all Stainlifters do the dirty work for you later! 

Buy it: All Stainlifters can be purchased in liquid, might pacs & powder load sizes.

Win it: One lucky reader will win a coupon to purchase an all Stainlifters product for free!

Use the giveaway tools form below to enter, good luck!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Matilda Jane Clothing Review and Giveaway

Matilda Jane Clothing has returned to IHeart-Motherhood, we couldn't resist the cuteness & you know you can't either! Founded by a mother of two boys in 2005, Denise DeMarchis used her creativity & relationships & created an unpredictable clothing company. At Matilda Jane Clothing you will find youthful, playful as well as expressive pieces, available in sizes for girls, tweens & adults!

One thing I love about Matilda Jane Clothing is that their pieces are beautifully crafted, as well as durable & unique. We get so many "that looks amazing" & "where did you get that from" statements when my daughter ventures out in her Matilda Jane Clothing outfits! 

Matilda Jane Clothing so kindly sent me three pieces of clothing from their Paint By Numbers collection! The Stippling Tee is soft & covered in tiny little dots, the Turtledove Knot Top is adorable layered over the Stippling Tee & features a colorful & fun bird print. I think the Gallery Leggings are my daughters favorite, popping with color, these leggings are flared at the bottom & they are soft & comfortable!

Look at those colors, amazing right?!

Little Sister C is such a ham when I get the camera out, she loves Matilda Jane just as much as I do & she loved showing off her new outfit, she's actually wearing it to school tomorrow for their holiday party!

What is your favorite item from Matilda Jane Clothing?

Buy it: Shop online at Matilda Jane Clothing, be sure to check out all of their collections!

Win it: One lucky reader will win a $50 gift card to Matilda Jane Clothing!

Use the giveaway tools form below to enter, good luck!

Monday, December 16, 2013


Congrats to the winners & thanks to everyone who entered!

 K'NEX Roller Coaster Set (Thunderbird Strike) winner is Stephanie K 

 Newton's Law Kit winner is Patrycja Chudziak

Sandbox winner is Chrissy D

Douglas Cuddle Toys winner is Jessica L

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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Global Goddess Beauty Gift Box Giveaway

I'm so excited to share this Global Goddess giveaway with all of my lovely readers. All opinions are my own and may differ from those of yours.

To give you an idea about Global Goddess Beauty, they are a cosmetics brand that is inspired by beauty secrets of women all over the world and consists of great nourishing ingredients that do wonders for the skin like licorice, ginseng, white tea, coconut oil, Moringa oil, Mowrah butter, Illipe butter, Monoi oil, Amla oil, Grapeseed extract, Apple extract, Avocado oil, Neem oil, and many others! Global Goddess has been featured in Lucky and O magazines and even won the 2009 Oprah Winfrey "O" Awards!

Who wants to win a fabulous beauty gift box full of awesome Global Goddess products?!

What is included in this prize:
Upgrade Complexion Face Primer - our number 1 best seller that creates an even canvas and a long-lasting makeup application.
Complexion Perfection Duo - a creme-to-powder foundation with matching concealer that blends well with every skin tone, moisturizes, nourishes, soothes and, of course, hides any imperfections and leaves a healthy glow.
Japanese Rice Powder with Ginseng - the Geisha Goddesses' ancient beauty secret which absorbs oil, sets makeup perfectly, soothes the skin, softens fine lines, minimizes imperfections and moisturizes.
Coconut Amla Lash & Brow Conditioner - a nourishing, moisturizing and conditioning product loaded with natural ingredients.
Sizzling Serengeti Tribal Eyeshadow Quad - a vitamin enriched eyeshadow quad that lasts all day.
Moroccan Mystique Lip Veil - a moisturizing lip gloss that gives lips a hint of natural-looking color. Every woman would get transformed with these amazing products!
Connect: You can connect with Global Goddess (Efficient Living) on their website and on Facebook!

Win it: I'm giving away the above prize pack to one of my lucky readers! To enter, use the simple Giveaway Tools entry form below. Good luck!

Open to the US residents only, ages 18 and up,
and ends on 12/29/13 at 11:59 PM EST. 

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Thanks to Housewife on a Mission for sharing this giveaway with me, all opionons are her own & may differ from yours. We are not responsible for prize shipment to the winner.

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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Ricola Soothing Relief Kit Review and Giveaway

With cold & flu season quickly approaching, many parents are beginning to prep their medicine cabinets & stock up on cold remedies for the winter. Ricola, the leading manufacturer of soothing herb drops from Switzerland, has added a new product to its line of uniquely effective & delicious herb drops – Extra Strength for powerful cough relief – making it easy for you to find Chruterchraft!

Chruterchraft is Swiss for Ricola’s secret magical blend of 10 herbs that is in every cough drop. It stands for efficacy and enjoyment, incorporating all of the Ricola values into one word. All Ricola products are created using naturally cultivated farming methods and contain no pesticides, herbicides, artificial colorings or flavorings.

Ricola arrived at my house in two different flavors, Extra Strength with Natural Menthol cough suppressant drops in Glacier Mint & a package of The Original Natural Herb cough drops. Fight your cough naturally while soothing your sore throat, the Extra Strength even contain a soothing syrup center! I know what I will be reaching for this cold & flu season, thanks to Ricola! 

Win it: One lucky reader will win a Ricola Soothing Relief Kit & a $30 Visa gift card!  

Buy it: I found Ricola cough drops at my local stores or you can purchase online! 

Use the giveaway tools below to enter, good luck!

Friday, December 13, 2013

CVS Nice and Easy Pantene Review and Giveaway

Who doesn't love a great deal on hair care during the holiday season? Well get your hair photo ready with Clairol's Nice 'n Easy Foam Hair Color & you can find it 50% off at all CVS stores & online at

The Clairol formula, with exclusive Color Blend Technology, is proven to give more blends of tones for perfectly natural color that is true to you. Nice ‘n Easy Foam Hair Color applies effortlessly & starts to absorb instantly, locking in color in one simple step, it also includes ColorSeal™ Conditioning Gloss to help seal dimensional color. Limited quantities are available so be sure to act fast & grab yours before the holidays!

A new hair color requires a product that helps protect color treated hair & Pantene Pro-V has just the thing! Pantene Pro-V Color Preserve Volume Shampoo & Conditioner fights fade out & has zero weight. Protect your color treated hair from damage while gently cleansing, the results- a full bodied style, leaving your hair healthier with every wash.

I received the items above from P&G, all opinions are my own

Buy it: Visit CVS in store or online to grab this fantastic deal while supplies last!

Win it: One lucky reader will win a prize pack containing Pantene Pro-V Color Preserve Volume  Shampoo & Conditioner & a $25 CVS gift card! 

Use the giveaway tools form below to enter, good luck!

Thursday, December 12, 2013


Congrats to the winners & t hanks to everyone who entered!

Epiphanie winner is Dana

Combi Double Stroller winner is Gigi Borden

Dr Fischer winner is Amanda A

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Uncle Milton Wall Friends Cinderella Review

Like most little girls, my daughter adores characters like Cinderella, when I heard about Uncle Milton's Wall Friends, I knew that she would love to have her very own interactive wall character for her room! 

If your not familiar with Uncle Milton's they offer a variety of products for children, from National Geographic's Fire & Ice Volcano to  having an Earth in your child's room, you will be sure to find a product or two that your child will love!

I couldn't wait to set up Little Sister C's new Wall Friend, Cinderella, once you open up the box, there's just two pieces, Cinderella & the child size remote. Simple place batteries in both pieces & switch Cinderella to low or high brightness (which can be found on her back). 

Next, just mount her to the wall & watch her come to life! Cinderella is over 13 inches tall & features an auto shut-off as well. 

Cinderella will interact with your child with a variety of fun & familiar phrases like "A dream is a wish that comes from your heart" & she will say "Why hello! I'm Cinderella". The remote control is the perfect size for little hands & easy to activate Cinderella with just a push of the button, day or night, your little princess will enjoy her new magical Wall Friend!

I recorded the short clip below so you can hear how much she really sounds like the real "Cinderella"! Cinderella does have a retail price of $34.99, which is a little bit more than what I would probably spend on her but the reaction on my daughter's face the first time she "met" Cinderella was priceless!

What Wall Friends would your child love to have in their room, Uncle Milton also carries Doc McStuffins, Mickey Mouse & more, these would make a great birthday or Christmas gift for your little one! 

Stay connected with Uncle Milton by liking them on Facebook, tweeting with them on Twitter, they are even on Pinterest & You Tube!

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