Monday, February 27, 2012

Get A #Free Congratulations Letter From The White House

One day I was watching a program on television that said you can send a postcard to the White House for the birth of your baby and get a FREE Congratulations from the White House. 

Yes, I was skeptical, but I said I would do it.  When  my son was born I sent his birth announcement to the White House.  I got the card below from President Bush congratulating me for the birth of my son, Aidan.  It was so exciting.  Cool thing is that it is addressed to my son.

The White House sends letters for birthdays 80 or older or veterans turning 70 or older, wedding anniversaries 50th, 60th, 70th or later, and condolences and get-well messages where appropriate.

Make your request in writing, and include your phone number and any special mailing instructions and/or for faster service, requests can also be faxed to 202-456-2461Allow 4-6 weeks for a response. 

If you are a U.S. Citizen and are interested in getting letters of congratulations from the White House, here's the address:

The White House
Greetings Office
Room 39
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

The White House will only send out to U.S. Citizens. The events for which the White House sends out greeting are as follows:
  • Weddings (send your request after the event)
  • Baby's birth or adoption of a child
  • Retirement after at least 30 years on the same job
  • Graduation
  • Eagle Scout Award
  • Girl Scout Gold Award
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvah or equivalent religious occasion


Please include the following in your request:
  • your name and home address, phone number
  • an exact date of occasion (month, day, year) for a wedding, birth etc.
  • age (birthdays) or number of years of marriage
  • any specific mailing instructions if other than to your address
  • Wedding (Include couple's married names and address)

What are you waiting for? Send your request to them today.  Once you receive your greetings let me know. I will do a follow-up and add your photos to my post.  Note that currently, the Greeting Office is bombarded with a request so it may take longer to receive.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

MBS Weekend Flash Giveaway Ends 2/26 CLOSED

Come join QueensNYCMom, Mom Blog Society and other bloggers for the MBS Weekend Flash Giveaway. There are different prizes to win from each blog and ONE winner will Win it!!! ONLY 24 hours. Come back each weekend for new prizes.

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Part 2 of A Special Day with Roma Downey "Little Angels"


This week has been a blast for me. I had the wonderful opportunity to meet and talk to Roma Downey (Touch by an Angel) in the launch of Little Angels at the Four Seasons Hotel on Monday, February 13.   Little Angels is an animated series for preschool-aged children that teaches not only the ABCs and 1,2,3's, and about animals but also introduces them to spiritual, moral and ethical principles of the Bible.

Roma Downey Q & A about Little Angels

"God in Heaven, my Savior dear Watch over my children and draw thou near  Send your little angels to be at their side To light and to guard to love and to guide." - prayer Roma Downey used as a child that inspired the Little Angels series.

Little Angels is a set of DVD, CD, and books about twin children Alex and Zoe and eight little angels. The eight angels live in a mural on the ceiling of the twins room and have different  personalities from one another.  They appear to the children when they need them most.  My son and I got a chance to review the DVD's and books.  The theme song so catches my son has already learned it.  His favorite little angel is Michael (the boss of the group).  I asked Ms. Downey if the DVD series comes in another language and she said that it does in Spanish.  Being latina my family can experience these dvds in both languages.

This is truly a set of DVD's that you can view with the entire family.  For more information about the Little Angels DVD, CD and books visit Little Angels and follow Little Angels on Facebook and Twitter @RealRomaDowney.  You can also download Roma's Little Angels App for your iPhone or iPad and play music, video games and get daily prayers.

Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this review. I was given a complimentary copy for use and gave an honest review of this product.


Friday, February 10, 2012

A Special Day with Roma Downey "Little Angels" 20th Anniversary 2/13

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Cordially Invites You and Your “Little Angels” to Attend
A Special Day with Roma Downey in Honor of

Monday, February 13, 2012
1:00pm – 3:00pm

The Four Seasons Hotel
The Sutton Room
57 E. 57th St.
Between Park and Madison Ave.

Snacks will be served
Join Roma as she showcases her brand new educational series for pre-schoolers.

Activities include:
~ Preview Scenes from “Little Angels” with Roma ~
Question and Answer with Roma
~ Children’s Play Area with Fun Activity Sheets and More ~


Roma Downey is an actress, author, and producer ((best known for her beloved role as Monica on “Touched by an Angel") Her growing popularity led to her notable role as American icon Jackie Kennedy Onassis ("Jackie O") in the Emmy Award Winning miniseries, "A Woman Named Jackie."Additionally, Downey has both executive produced and starred in multiple hit movies for CBS television, most notably "Borrowed Hearts,” "Monday After The Miracle," "A Secret Life," "The Sons of Mistletoe" and "The Survivors Club."Downey hosted "It's a Miracle" for the PAX Network, an uplifting and inspiring talk show devoted to the exploration of real life miracles. She has guested on Oprah, Leno, Letterman, Conan, Regis and The View and she has graced the cover of countless publications, and was honored with being named one of People Magazines "100 Most Beautiful People."


Little Angels are a DVD series in which preschoolers learn the basics like the ABC’s in the context of Bible stories told to preschool twins in their bedrooms by little angels who come down from a painting of Heaven on their ceiling. At the end of each lesson, Roma Downey has an informational chat with the parents about how to complete the character lesson, for example to encourage children to complete their chores or help them overcome irrational fears. Pre-school twins Alex and Zoe are belessed to have eight Little Angels watching over them – literally! These Little Angels live on the ceiling of their bedroom, painted there so they are the first things the kids see when they wake up in the morning and the last thing they see before they fall asleep at night. The angels come to life when the children need them the most, helping guide them through the challenges of their young lives.

Visit the Little Angels website to find out more information on Roma Downey's Little Angels project:

Come down if you have a chance I will see you there.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Eraselet #Review and Giveaway Ends 2/17 CLOSED

My son, Aidan, is in kindergarten.  I help him with his homework every day.  When he makes a mistake and has to erase the letter or word  many times paper gets a tear in it and the residue from the erase is everywhere. Sometimes the tip of the eraser doesn't erase and smudges the written making an ugly mark on the paper. 

I was thrilled when I got the chance to review the Eraselet.  It is a bracelet that erases. My son likes to use it in his school work.  This has started to save a few pages in his notebook from being torn.  Eraselet has helped cut the residue from previous erasers.  I do not have to keep blowing on the paper.

Some of you are wondering "What is Eraselet?"  Eraselet is a soft rubber bracelet that can be used to rub out something written.  I got the Sport package to review pictured above.  My son was excited to use it and wanted to take it to school to show it off to everyone and his teachers.  And best of all he has not lost it.

About the Company:  Bryan Ricci, invented the Eraselet as a way for his three young daughters, all in elementary school, to keep from losing their erasers. All three daughters love bracelets, so why not an eraser in the form of a bracelet? The product, a revolutionary eraser in the form of a bracelet, was given the title "Eraselet", patent-pended and trademarked through the USPTO (United State Patent and Trademark Office). Eraselets are made in the USA & 10% of net profits go to help

Eraselet is a cool product that is perfect for schools, fundraisers, and giveaways. 

Eraselet also has a Customs Department that can help bring awareness to your cause, it's an inexpensive fundraiser item, a promotional product for your company.  Let your custom imprint spread your message from Stop Bullying, Re-elect Obama, and Allergic to Peanuts and the list goes on.

Eraselets are available individually, in packs of 6 or can be customized just for your needs. Eraselet is also available at Dollar General Stores and Lifeway Christian Centers.

**SPECIAL OFFER*** if you place an order with the Customs Department, and use the code SMILE (all Caps) at checkout, you will be entered into a drawing to win 250 CUSTOM ERASELETS!!!

Better yet winners of each giveaway will be entered in a second giveaway and have a chance to win   enough Eraselets for their child's entire classroom.

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

WIN IT!!! Thanks to Eraselet one of my readers will win a pack of Eraselet of their choice (excludes scripture packs.)  Open to USA and Canada 18+.

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Friday, February 3, 2012

#Review Reuseit Thermos Travel Mug

I am so excited. I got an opportunity through Mom Blog Society to review the Thermos Travel Mug from Reuseit.

Each morning I wake up and take my son to school.  I am not fully awake until I have my morning coffee.  I love my Thermos Travel Mug because it keeps my coffee hot. Not only that but just the other day it fell out of my hands onto my rug and did not spill. I was so happy it did not cause a stain. Yippy .

With a one family income, I do not purchase take out coffee like I once used to.  Saving money is extremely important to me.  By using the Thermos Travel Mug I am not only saving money but I am also helping to replace wasteful single-serving paper cups, styrofoam, and plastic beverage containers.

The Thermos Travel Mug retails for $24.95 and  is made from durable stainless steel, silicone rubber and my favorite 100% non-toxic.  Other seals of approval:

  • Double-wall vacuum insulation keeps contents cold for up to 9 hours or hot for up to 5 hours

  • Extremely durable 18/8 grade stainless steel

  • BPA-free, also free of lead and phthalates

  • Cool to the touch when filled with hot liquids, sweat-proof when filled with cold liquids

  • Rotating top design locks the sip hole into an open or closed position with ease

  • Closing mechanism clearly marks whether it is open or closed

  • Lid mechanism comes apart for easy cleaning

  •  A review of this product that got 5 stars:

    My new favorite travel beverage container by Lynne M - 07/2011

    This is my new favorite travel mug. It looks good, fits perfectly into the cup holder in my car and keeps my coffee HOT. One day I filled it at 7:30 AM, but left it on the counter instead of taking it with me. When I returned, about six hours later, my coffee was still hot. Ten hours later it was still warm. I love it!

    What are you waiting for? To purchase this Travel Mug or any of their other products visit HERE.  Do you want to be in the loop for more news and offers then follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

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