How Sweet the Sound Gospel Celebration {Ticket Giveaway For Chicago Event}

Verizon’s How Sweet the Sound™ Gospel Celebration unites communities and cities across America in celebration and song.  The tour pays tribute to gospel music and provides local choirs a platform to showcase their talent with a broader community. Choirs rejoice … Continue reading

Splash Into A Safe Summer Giveaway {$100 Visa Gift Card & Eucerin Prize Pack}

Can you believe that it’s already the end of June!? I hope you all are enjoying your summer so far. I hope you are also taking care of your skin while you are outside. Eucerin has shared some great tips for keeping your skin protected that I wanted to pass on to you all:

· Apply sunscreen 15 minutes before you head outside. Don’t forget places like the tops of your ears, nose, eyelids, lips, back, hands, feet, shoulders and backs of thighs. Be sure to reapply your sunscreen or a lotion with SPF every 2 hour or more frequently, and if you’re swimming at the pool or beach make sure to use a water resistant, broad spectrum sunscreen.
· Wear sun protective clothing – Did you know fabrics have an ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) rating that measures their level of UV protection? These fabrics provide more protection than other clothing due to the tighter woven fabric. Look for clothing with a UPF rating of 30 or higher.
· Wear sunglasses to help protect eyes and sensitive skin around them from ultraviolet light
· Wear a hat – A wide-brimmed hat can shield your skin from the sun’s harsh rays. 
· Use Daily lightweight moisturizers that have SPF to protect skin even on cloudy days –  Eucerin Daily Protection Lotions are lightweight SPF moisturizers that provide head-to-toe sun protection. SPF 15 Body Lotion helps protect against daily UV exposure while SPF 30 Face Lotion moisturizes and protects with UVA/UVB sunscreens.
· Stay inside or seek shade when the sun’s rays are the strongest – between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.  A beach umbrella or portable shelter can help protect your skin from the heat and sun’s rays.

Hope those tips will help you keep your skin safe this summer! Don’t forget that you can get a couple samples of Eucerin Daily Protection body lotion by taking the Skin First pledge on their Facebook page.

GIVEAWAY:

One reader will win a Splash Into A Safe Summer prize pack that includes:

$100 Visa Gift Card

Sun Hat to help protect your face and the top of your head.

Eucerin Daily Protection Moisturizing Body Lotion Sunscreen SPF 15 (13.5 oz.)

Eucerin Daily Protection Moisturizing Face Lotion Sunscreen SPF 30 (4 oz.)

HOW TO ENTER:

{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

1) Tell me what you do to keep your skin safe in the summer (or what you will start doing)

2) Like Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

3) Like Eucerin on Facebook

4) Follow @aliciamarie112 on Twitter

5) Follow @EucerinUS on Twitter

6) Share this giveaway on a social network

7) Subscribe to this blog via RSS or email (look in upper right hand corner)

8) Enter another one of my giveaways (found here)

9) Comment on a non-giveaway post (found here)

10) Follow me on Pinterest

Giveaway ends July 20, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time. US only and must be 18+.

(Disclosure: I was compensated for posting this as a Eucerin Skin First Ambassador. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook in any way.)

Show Love For Your Skin Giveaway {$100 Visa Gift Card, $50 Sun Glass Hut, Eucerin Lotion}

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, with more than two million people diagnosed annually. Fortunately, skin cancer is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer. May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month and Eucerin wants to make sure everyone is doing what they can to protect their gorgeous skin and putting the health of their skin FIRST! Do you know that skin is the body’s largest organ?  It’s vital we keep it healthy, so for Skin Cancer Awareness month Eucerin would like to share some tips to help protect your skin from potential sun damage this month.

·         Skin Cancer doesn’t discriminate, it can affect anyone. Head to toe annual skin checks can help catch melanoma early – when it’s most curable.

·         Always remember to apply sunscreen 20-30 minutes before going outside and make sure to reapply it every two hours.

·         You can decrease your UV exposure by wearing protective clothing, sunglasses and avoiding the sun between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

·         Making sure your skin’s protective barrier is strong is also another great way to keep your skin healthy and safe.

·         Don’t forget to use SPF on days when it’s cloudy because the sun’s harmful UV rays can still cause damage and increase your risk of developing melanoma

Eucerin Daily Protection Moisturizing Body and Daily Protection Moisturizing Face Lotion contain sunscreens so it moisturizing your skin one easy step. I love these 2-in-1 products because they save me a step in the morning! See my review of these products that I wrote last month.

Eucerin is currently offering two FREE samples of their Daily Protection Moisturizing Lotions, one for the face and body, to help protect your skin and keep it looking healthy. All you have to do is “like” the Eucerin Facebook Page and follow the instructions on how to take the Eucerin Skin First Pledge. This lotion was featured in SELF magazine’s May issue as a winner in the 2012 Healthy Beauty Awards.

GIVEAWAY:

One reader will win a $100 Visa Gift Card, $50 Sun Glass Hut Gift Card, Eucerin Daily Protection Moisturizing Body Lotion Sunscreen SPF 15 (13.5 oz.) , Eucerin Daily Protection Moisturizing Face Lotion Sunscreen SPF 30 (4 oz.) , and a Eucerin Daily Replenishing Moisturizing Lotion (13.5 oz).

HOW TO ENTER:

1) Tell me what you do to show love to your skin

2) Like Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

3) Like Eucerin on Facebook

4) Follow @aliciamarie112 on Twitter

5) Follow @EucerinUS on Twitter

6) Share this giveaway on a social network

7) Subscribe to this blog via RSS or email (look in upper right hand corner)

8) Enter another one of my giveaways (found here)

9) Comment on a non-giveaway post

10) Follow me on Pinterest

Giveaway ends June 20, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time. US Only.

(Disclosure: I received a Show Love For Your Skin kit but thoughts are my own. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook in any way.)

Mother’s Day Giveaway {$125 Visa Gift Card, Eucerin Lotion, and Eco Orbies}

mothers day gift ideas

Everyone loves their mom and always wants to find the best gift to make her feel loved and appreciated. These are the gifts I have found and would love to share with you. After you enter my giveaway head over to Makobi Scribe to see her mothers day gift ideas worth over $3000. Then stop by Sason & Pobi to enter the grand prize drawing of a Toshiba 32SLV411U – 32″ class 720p 60Hz TV/DVD Combo!

MY GIVEAWAY PACKAGE INCLUDES:

$125 Visa Gift Card {sponsored by Eucerin}

Eucerin Daily Protection Moisturizing Body Lotion Sunscreen SPF 15 (13.5 oz.)

Eucerin Daily Protection Moisturizing Face Lotion Sunscreen SPF 30 (4 oz.)

Eucerin Daily Replenishing Moisturizing Lotion (13.5 oz)

Eco Orbies

MANDATORY ENTRY:

Leave a comment below telling me why you want to win

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES:

{Do any or all of the following for extra entries, leave a comment for each you do}

1) “Like” Eco Orbies on Facebook

2) Like Eucerin on Facebook

3) Like Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

4) Follow me on Pinterest

5) Subscribe to this blog {look in the upper right hand corner}

6) Enter another one of my giveaways {found here}

This giveaway ends May 15, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time. US Only.

(Disclosure: I received a gift package from Eucerin and they are generously providing my winner with a great prize package as well. I was not compensated for including information about Eco Orbies. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook in any way. Makobi Scribe Reviews, LLC or the Mother’s Day Gift Event Bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes.)



Talking About Online Safety With My Preschooler

I shared previously that my family is part of a year long study with Trend Micro called The Digital Joneses. Each month we are given internet security related challenges. Last month Sinisa and I had to take a quiz to see how technologically savvy we were and this month we have to have “the talk” with our kids {no, not the one about the birds and the bees… the other important talk- the one about internet safety}.

Out of the seven bloggers in the study, I have the youngest children so I wasn’t sure how to approach the subject of online safety since Jacob is not on social networks and he doesn’t go online without my supervision. One thing he does do though is go on YouTube to watch videos. He is three so he is watching video clips from kid shows but occasionally a video will come up that was made by an adult. A lot of times it’s just the same clip of the cartoon with inappropriate music playing in the background but it’s still something I don’t want him watching. And if something like that can show up in search results for his favorite shows, it makes me wonder what other things can pop up.

In preparing for “the talk” I checked out the Trend Micro website and looked over the questions they had put together for parents to use as conversation starters. {You can find the questionnaire with questions for children of all ages here.} I knew that I would have to keep the questions really basic but they gave me good ideas on what to talk about.

The first question that I asked my preschooler was what he liked to do on daddy’s phone. {We don’t call it the internet and he usually uses his dad’s phone to go on the internet so that’s why I worded it the way I did.}

Jacob’s reply- “Watch Videos. Thomas game. Cars game.”

The next question I asked him was what he would do if something came up on the screen that wasn’t Cars or Thomas?

His reply- “Click it.”

Umm. That’s a problem. I explained to him that if something came up on the screen that wasn’t Cars or Thomas or anything he watches on television it was important that he show it to mommy or daddy right away. I also told him he should not click on anything but one of his shows.

The last question I asked him was why he thought that mommy and daddy needed to watch him while he watched his movies and played his games on daddy’s phone.

His reply- “Cause I want dad be happy.”

Well that was a good answer. I also added that there could be bad things on there so mommy and daddy needed to watch him so he didn’t see bad things.

He said- “bad things?”,  paused for a second, and then said “I go upstairs now?” I breathed a sigh of relief that further explanation of all the bad things he could find online was a conversation that could wait till he was older. And honestly? It’s one that I wish I never had to have in the first place!

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Keep up with the Digital Joneses here.

(Disclosure: I am receiving technology and software as a member of the Digital Joneses blogger study but all thoughts are my own.)