Tuesday, October 21, 2014

$100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway WW 11/4

Welcome to the Wishful Thinking 
$100 Amazon GC Giveaway

Promoted by QueensNYCMom
Hosted by Mom Loves 2 Read 
Sponsored by Get My Wish

Cohosts: Deals Fanatics  AND Naturally Frugalicious

Getting ready to help you all with a $100 Amazon GC for your Christmas shopping. You can buy so many things. What will you buy if you win?

Making a list and checking it twice is so easy even little ones can do it - though Mom or Dad have to be the one to sign up - you can even have different lists for each member in your family!

Whatever the occasion, whatever the gift, Get My Wish has a great way to organize it and share it with family & friends, or just make it for yourself!

Get My Wish is all about making things easier to create, send and share your wishes, wants and needs with friends, family and co-workers all over the world.  There are even different wishlist templates to personalize your lists, and Get My Wish makes emailing easy by allowing you to download your email contacts right into your account. They even have a free concierge service that helps find the special gifts for that special person for any occasion.  

Simple. Easy. Ready to Share. It takes less than 5 minutes to create a free registry, set up a wishlist and add items with descriptions!  Every Gift bought from one of the partners of Get My Wish will give back to Charity!

Win it!!! One of my readers will win $100 Amazon eGiftCode to help with your Holiday or personal shopping. Open World Wide, must be 18+ to enter/win.  Giveaway ends 12:00 Noon CST on November 4th.  Entries will be validated.  Winner will have only 48 hours to claim prize - no reply after 48 hours will result in another winner being chosen. 

***Mandatory to create or have a Get My Wish registry.***

Disclaimer:  QueensNYCMom nor Mom Loves 2 Read nor these participating blogs are responsible for prize distribution.  Sponsor: Get My Wish is responsible for sending prize to winner after validation.  This giveaway is in no way associated with any social media.  Mom Loves 2 Read did receive monetary compensation for setting up, organizing and running this giveaway on behalf of the sponsor.  ML2R is not associated in any other way with the sponsor of this event. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Just a Drop Review

The toilet is the one area that I have to clean more than once a week.  I was on the Tomoson website when I came upon the Just a Drop product.  I wanted to see if it really work as it say it does.  

Well I applied and was approved to review this product back in August of 2013.  I waited and waited some more and never received this product to review.  I sent the company an email and waited some more.  Now I see the deadline coming up for the review to be posted.  I sent another email to the company again.  I also contact Tomoson as well and asked to be taken off this campaign as I was not able to reach the company to get the product.  I was told by Tomoson that they could not take me off only the company could which does not respond back. Basically its too late as the deadline came and went. 

So as of the date of this post I have not reviewed this product and its 2014.  

Disclaimer: I received none 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.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

All Treat No Trick Giveaway ends 10/31

Welcome to the First Annual "All Treats, No Tricks" 
Giveaway Hop

 Brought to you by The Hopping Bloggers & Up All Night Blogging

My prize consists of a Thomas the Train and Dora the Explorer Gift Pack and surprise goodies.  I will have 2 winners one for each prize.  This giveaway is open to USA 18+ only. I have 2 entries that are mandatory but that is so I know which prize you want and your information so I can mail it out faster. All other options for entries are optional. You will have 48 hours to contact me back to claim your prize.  If you do not contact me within that time frame a new winner will be chosen and you forfeit the prize. Make sure queensnycmom@gmail.com is added to your contact so it does not go to spam. 

This group of bloggers specialize in giveaway hops - so stay with us and you will have many chances to win some amazing prizes! Each blogger participating in this hop has a giveaway with a prize value of at least $15 - and some are much more than that! Be sure to visit them all - there is no limit to how many prizes you can win! Good Luck and Have Fun!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Mia Mariu Makeup Giveaway USA 10/30

Welcome to Reveal Your Glamorous Look with Mia Mariu MakeUp Giveaway!


Sponsored By: Mía Mariú

Promoted By:  QueensNYCMom

Hosted By: Desafío In The City

It's time to start thinking about the holidays! this giveaway from Mía Mariú Cosmetics could take care of some present. Mía Mariú's philosophy makes the connection with Beauty and Health in Harmony. 

Mía Mariú’s  products are formulated with the most natural ingredients available helping you achieve vibrant beauty and health inside and out. Mía Mariú offers natural skin care, professional makeup artist quality mineral cosmetics and brushes to Reveal Your Unique Shade of Beauty. Win a selection of makeup from Mía Mariú. 

One LUCKY Winner will receive:
  • 1 Hydrating Stick Gloss
  • 1 Mineral Blush
  • 2 Loose Mineral Shadow Liners
  • 1 Perfecting Finish Volumizing and Lengthening Mascara
  • 1 Intense Eyeliner and some sample products. All of the products in your own color choices!
This is approximately a $60 retail value! Check out their catalog HERE 

Win it!!! One of my readers will win the makeup list above.  Enter the Giveaway Tool below. The giveaway will run from October 15 through October 30, 2014 at 12AM EST and is open to US residents, ages 18+. Entries will be verified. Winners will be notified via email– winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected. 

NOTE: If you have won a Mía Mariú giveaway anytime from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win this giveaway. 

Disclosure: QueensNYCMom was not compensated for this post. Desafío In The City, QueensNYCMom and the other bloggers are not responsible for fulfillment of this prize. Fulfillment of the prize is the responsibility of Mía Mariú and will be shipped by Mía Mariú. This giveaway and post are not affiliated, endorsed, or sponsored by Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, or any other social media platforms. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Ragu Sauce Sampling Review

I am a member of Crowdtap and received a free coupon to sample any Ragu sauce of my choice.  My family loves the Ragu flavored meat sauce and I made my #NewTraDish Rotini Pasta w/Cheese recipe. 


Ragu Meat
Rotini Pasta
Meat Seasoning
Mozzarella Cheese
also Ground Beef.

Step by Step:

Cook Meat 

First take the ground beef and put it in a pan and season it with your favorite seasoning for taste. Cook fully until well done.

Rotini Pasta in water

Second, in a deep pan add 4-6 quarts of water and bring up to boil.  You can add salt for taste its up to you. Next add the pasta to the boiling water. Boil the pasta for 7 minutes stirring occasionally.  For tender pasta leave for another minute. 
Drain Pasta and Meat

Drain the pasta and meat for excess water and oil. Place it in the silver pan.

pan with meat & pasta

 Next in a silver pan place the ground meat and pasta. 

Mix pasta & meat with Ragu Sauce

Third, you mix the Ragu meat sauce with the pasta and the ground beef.

Mixed pasta w/Ragu

The mixed pasta with Ragu flavored Meat Sauce.

Place Mozzarella Cheese on top

Fourth, once the pasta is mixed sprinkle the mozzarella cheese on top.


Lastly, place a cover on top and poke holes so it can melt the cheese better.  Then place it in the oven to 300 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Or less minutes depends on how toasted you want the melted cheese to be.

Mozzarella sprinkled on top

This is how the end product looks like when the cheese is layered on top.  This is before the cheese was melted.  As soon as I took it out everyone ate it all up so I do not have an after baked picture.  

The times vary depending on how much pasta you decide to boil. You can adjust depending on cooking a small amount or the entire box.   Also you can adjust this recipe to fit your choice of meat, seasoning, pasta and sauce. I followed the information on my box and tweaked it to fit my cooking needs. My husband and family loves my Rotini Pasta w/Cheese they have voted me the #RaguSauceMaster.  

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Review of EuNatural Biotin 5000 mcg (Hair, Skin, & Nails)

With my first child my hair started falling out after I gave birth. I told my doctor and she said that was normal.  It tends to happen as your body is going through changes. My hair became very strong and thick and once I gave birth it was very weak.  My hair went back to its normal self after a couple of months. 

With my second pregnancy the same thing happen after I gave birth. I would get tons of hair that would fall out in chunks. I know that your hair falls out every day in small amounts. However, mine appeared to be large amounts.  Again I began to worry as the months past. I told my new doctor who said the same thing.   This time around my new doctor told me to take a vitamin and suggested Biotin. I started to research Biotin vitamins and saw that I could take this in order to make my hair more healthier and more stronger. Biotin vitamins are great for skin and nails too.

I just jumped at the opportunity to review the EuNatural Biotin 5000 MCG dietary supplement.  I got the bottle of Biotin 5000 mcg 120 tablets all vegetable. I really wanted to also see how my skin would look as I have adult acne and when the seasons changing or if I'm stressed I tend to break out.

My nails are soft and break easily so that was another reason why I wanted to take the Biotin vitamin to see if that would also strengthen my nails.

A little bit more about Biotin 5000 mcg vitamin is that this product from EuNatural is made in the USA.  I love using product made in the USA. The product is a 100% vegetarian capsules. This product has zero fillers, zero binders, and zero artificial ingredients. It is also gluten,wheat, and dairy free.

I took one tablet daily with food.  I have been taking this vitamin for the last 2 to 3 weeks. I really haven't seen too much changes with my hair or nails.   The pill does not smell or have any scent at all. The capsule is small and easy to swallow. I haven't found any issues with taking it or any side effects.  My skin has cleared a little. I am still getting pimples but it has gone down slightly after using this product.  

You can purchase this product now through Amazon its on sale for $19.95.
Disclaimer: 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.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

DIY: Home Decorating Ideas

I have been a little busy at home with painting and back to school.  A month ago our apartment was painted.  I do not have before pictures of what my apartment looked like as we had to take all of the curtains and frames off the walls.  Which started me thinking about decorating my apartment with new inexpensive things.

The process when living in a building is you call the office to set up an appointment for the painting. We had to get the entire apartment ready for the painters to paint.  Yes, it meant everything had to be pushed into the middle of each room and all the frames, nails etc off too.

My inspiration came from a place-mat for my table. It is the damask style (black & white) which I love and cost only $1 at Deals Store.  I purchased 4 of them for my table to redecorate my apartment. This design is elegant.  Sometimes you see the damask design with a Fleur De Lis.

This was just the start of my DIY decorating.  I searched online for window curtains that were inexpensive.  It was more of a hunt at one point as there are so many damask (black & white) curtains to choose from.  The price ranges were surprising for this theme.  Some prices represented high-end designers.  I went with one that I saw online at  Walmart.com for $13.97.  I ordered 2 sets of them.  Love how they looked online and with my newly painted walls this would add that new vibe I was going for.  

This damask theme curtain was just what I was looking for as it added that pop of elegance.  The damask black and white does not necessarily look exactly like my place-mats but it is in that theme that I love.  I earned a free $5 gift card to Walmart via Crowdtap.  It's a cool site that you answer multiple choice questions and at the end of the month you could get a free gift card reward and also a chance to sample free products. I applied my gift card and lowered my purchase. This decorating idea came from a simple place-mat that I saw in my local Deals store.  At $1 for each place-mat this was what drove me into my damask theme in my home.  You will see additional blog post of how I carried this theme into other areas inside my home.  

Disclaimer:  All products shown in this post were paid my me and were not free.  


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