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If You Had 3 Minutes

mulitasking mom, multitasking woman, if mom had 3 minutesI thought about naming this blog Multi-Tasking Mom or If I Only Had One More Hour or Where Did The Time Go. All the titles seem to represent the same idea, I’m always doing something, usually with not enough time to get the things done.

Clorox and Karen Kaufman Orloff, author of the children’s book If Mom Had Three Arms, are creating a fun and practical e-book called If Mom Had Three Minutes with tips for moms on how to accomplish in three minutes what others can’t accomplish in 30!

Clorox wants to hear about the time-saving secrets of motherhood from veteran moms, which will serve as inspiration for the book. Your readers can visit the Clorox Facebook Page and check out the If Mom Had Three Minutes tab to:

  • Share their time-saving tips for moms
  • Learn how other moms conquer time scarcity

Their tips will serve as inspiration for the official e-book when it is released in May 2012. Since cleaning ranked as the top chore women wanted to eliminate from their to-do list, the e-book will include solutions for how to accomplish more in less time when it comes to housework!

This information was provided by Ketchum on behalf of Clorox.

Cattiva Cosmetics Anniversary Shopping Spree Sweepstakes

To celebrate 4 years of fashion forward, long lasting, natural cosmetics that are actually good for your skin CATTIVA Cosmetics is treating one lucky winner to a $500 SHOPPING SPREE and two runner up winners to a $150 SHOPPING SPREE.
cattiva cosmetics anniversary contest
Entering is simple; Like CATTIVA Cosmetics on Facebook, join their VIP mailing list and follow on Twitter. This contest ends March 5th 2012. Winners will be chosen randomly.

If you want to shop now just use code LOOKMOM to get a FREE eyeliner ($20 value) with any purchase over $24. Can’t be used with any other code, and this code is good til 03/15/2012.

Being a Beauty Ambassador for CATTIVA Cosmetics gives me the opportunity to try out new products and share my experience with you. This month I received the Tutto Giorno Mineral Quad Eye Shadow is Capri. I was a bit nervous about this particular color combination. I don’t tend to wear such dark shades, I’m not your typical smokey eye kinda girl as it usually ends up being too heavy for my day to day adventures. But I went scouring YouTube for some tutorials and found out something, the trick is to blend the darks in with some lights.

Here is the daytime look I came up with eye using 3 of the colors from Capri (silver, taupe, black) and a brown/taupe shade that I already own. For a date night or girls night out I would add the silver for some added sparkle.

capri cattiva cosmetics daytime smokey eye

using Capri Mineral Eyeshadow Quad-Cattiva Cosmetics

I was impressed with the staying power it had too. I applied this look late morning and at bedtime it was still looking good. My only problem is I don’t have a way to store the shadows for now. The eyeshadows and foundations all fit into the glitzy crystal compact but they don’t come with one, not even a simple, smaller one for storage and transport.

So far I’ve really like my Cattiva Cosmetics reviews. The colors have all been very complementary for my skin and the packaging is luxurious. I look forward to see what next month has in store.

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Men Easier Fed than Understood, Ball Park Coupon

Ball Park Hot Dogs, Facebook The BIG GAME is right around the corner! What are your plans for the day? Are you engaging or hosting the festivities? Do you not really care?

I’m part of the not really care team. Don’t get me wrong, I like football, I’ll watch the games if they are on but I’m not a die-hard fan of any team. Hosting a get-together and putting out a tasty spread is where I fit in.

This year Ball Park wants the guys to get together and get them fed while discussing stats, yards, formations and drives. It doesn’t matter the sport or activity or hobby, whatever Rob talks about just goes in one ear and out the other. Can you imagine my delight when 2 of our friends took up cycling. We were hanging out one day and they started talking gears and components and my best friend and I looked at each other and just walked away with our wine. The conversation they had reminded me a lot of this conversation that Ball Park is sharing.

Ball Park has got it right, Men, Easier Fed than Understood. This year for the Superbowl we’re keeping it low key and simple. As long as the weather cooperates we’ll be grilling burgers and dogs. We’re going to give the new Ball Park Angus Beef Franks a try. Sounds like a very adult meal to me. Better yet it sounds simple and nothing beats a grilled dog.

Try them for yourself too. Visit Ball Park on Facebook, give them a LIKE click and you’ll be able to download a $1 coupon for Ball Park products. Tell me what other MANLY conversations go on around you that you just don’t “get”.

This is a sponsored post. Ball Park product and additional incentives were provided to me. All opinions stated are my own.

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Kidorable Art Contest

Let’s get creative! Draw, paint, sculpt, or collage your favorite Kidorable theme! Show off your child’s artwork of frogs, ladybugs, pirates or any other Kidorable style, and you could win the ENTIRE COLLECTION in his or her favorite style!

Scan or take a photo of your artwork, and send a .jpg to

Entries will be accepted until March 7. Voting will take place the next week at and a winner will be announced March 24th.

Shae and I are going to work on her favorite subject, BALLERINA.

Eat your Veggies and #Win $100 AMEX GC

One of my 2011 goals was to incorporate better eating. We’ve been slacking the past couple months and now is the time to kick start the healthier habits. Bird’s wants to help us AND YOU through the “Feed Kids Better” campaign. Bird’s Eye is encouraging all generations to discover the virtues of vegetables and make vegetables the centerpieces of our meals.

Statistics say that only 6% of Americans get the recommended daily servings of veggies each day. Not a good number. With some Meal Makeover help from No Whine With Dinner: 150 healthy, kid-tested recipes we’ve been able to update our meal plans with tasty changes.

As a family we’ve had the chance to try out Simply Delicious Shepherd’s Pie, Grilled Pork with Pineapple Pizazz and Buffalo Chicken Pizza. All of these recipes can be found in No Whine with Dinner. All of these recipes also include generous helping of veggies and nutrition. With a little tweak here and there you can turn any family favorite into a healthier version that will still please but that you won’t feel guilty about serving.Feed your kids and the rest of your family better starting today with the help of Birds Eye veggies. Share your favorite sneak in a veggie tip or kid & veggie friendly recipe idea for your chance to win the “Virtuous Veggie Giveaway”. This prize pack includes; an apron, No Whine with Dinner cookbook, Birds Eye Recipe Cards and $100 AMEX GiftCard.


To receive these extra opportunities for entries, you must fulfill the first REQUIRED entry above. Please note the changes to the entries and frequency, entries that don’t follow rules will be disregarded/ignored/deleted.

  • Subscribe to LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too! via email or RSS feed
  • Publicly follow this blog of Google Friend Connect, bottom of page
  • Follow Mom and Dad on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway 1 time per day, please leave your twitter link each time, tweet a form of this message: Feed Kids Better with Birds Eye & #win $100 AMEX GC #giveaway from @lkwhtmomfound…@anddadtoo!
  • Like Birds Eye and LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too! on Facebook AND like this giveaway.
  • Enter another Giveaway – let us know which one in the comment (one extra entry per giveaway you enter, just leave separate comments)

Your entries must follow the rules or they won’t be eligible for prizes. This contest ends 11:59 pm, Friday, February 4, 2011. The winners will be emailed and will have 24 hours to claim their prize. This contest is open to US residents only. For complete rules please read our contest rules page.

This is a sponsored post but the opinions and descriptions presented belong solely to LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too! Your experiences and reactions may differ from ours.

Are We Really Friends

On Christmas day a UK woman, Simone Back, announced her suicide plan on Facebook and no one stepped in to help. “Took all my pills, bye bye”, that was a message 1048 friends saw; a handful made comments, called her a liar and pretty much called her bluff. Only this time it wasn’t a bluff. Simone was found dead later that day. Her mother asked Simone’s Facebook friends to now leave her alone.
With the technology we have today you would think that a cry for help wouldn’t go unanswered. Facebook status updates go unread all the time but this one was read and ridiculed and chastised. Our social reach goes far beyond our physical abilities. I have friends in Hawaii that I’ve never met and family in Georgia that I haven’t seen in many years. But I was able to share holiday memories, birthday wishes and pictures of the kids with them both. Having this vast network of “friends” all over doesn’t really mean you have friends though. A lot of these friends are just numbers for your games, blogs, fanbase or cause. I’m guilty of this since I ask for a Facebook like or Twitter follow as giveaway entries. Does this mean all of those people are my friends; no. But I can say that I appreciate the effort to help build LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too! and love reading comments and updates and messages from everyone I’ve friended and liked or followed. I would hope that if I was down, depressed, excited, sad, happy or bored my online friends as well as my real life would be there to support or cheer me on.

What’s Your Mood Today?

This year one of Shae’s must have for Christmas was Bigfoot the Monster. Guess what, we got it! She’s gonna be so psyched! If you haven’t seen the commercials for this hysterical interactive toy just check out the clip below:

Are you interested in winning one for yourself? Visit Bigfoot’s Facebook Page and share with your friends and family your mood of the moment. Today I’m bored, so that’s my mood for the day.

Install the App, Choose your Mood and entered to win BigFoot the Monster for yourself (or a kid that you know). Share this with your friends today because the contest ends 12/15.

This is a sponsored post but the opinions and descriptions presented belong solely to LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too! Your experiences and reactions may differ from ours.

A Little Dressed Up with Umi Shoes – Contest

A ghoul? A princess? Or perhaps a frog? Umi wants you to show off your little one dressed up for Halloween.

Post a photo or a couple photos of your costumed boy or girl on our A Little Dressed Up events page on Facebook! Then get your friends and family to go vote!* The boy and girl with the most ‘likes’ on October 31st at 8pm central time, will win a selected pair of Umi’s from our Autumn/Winter 2010 collection!

And don’t forget to post the name of your child and their age in the caption, please!

*Vote by clicking ‘Like’ link associated with a particular photo.

Shae is wearing her Big Girl Adeliade shoes with her Velma costume, can’t wait to show that off.

This is a sponsored post but the opinions and descriptions presented belong solely to LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too! Your experiences and reactions may differ from ours.

Get a Purse Wardrobe Makeover from 1154 LILL Studio

Do you have the ugliest purse in America? Are you like me and have more than one of these ugly things. Truth is I’m so unimpressed with my collection lately that they are still in the box from when we moved in. I’ve gotten better over the last 2 years with choosing styles, patterns and colors that should go with me for more than a season but I have a problem letting go of the junk; the totes and handbags that are hand-me-downs or prizes from Rob’s grand-mothers casino trips. I’m thankful for the gifts and can’t bring myself to toss or donate.


1154 LILL Studio is giving a lucky Facebook Fan the ultimate handbag wardrobe makeover. Submit your photo and tell them why you need this purse overhaul. The winner will design her own one-of-a-kind bag wardrobe with expert guidance from 1154 LILL Studio Founder Jennifer Velarde.

The winner’s bag wardrobe includes the following styles:
– Everyday bag: Design your own LEXIE
– Dressy bag: Design your own GRACE
– Wallet: Design your own DENISE
– Travel set: Design your own PAULA + VICTORIA + LESLIE

Visit 1154 LILL Studio on Facebook for complete details, rules and regulations. As a special treat for LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too! readers, you’ll get the chance to win your own custom handbag of choice right here. Check back soon!

This is NOT a sponsored post but the opinions and descriptions presented belong solely to LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too! Your experiences and reactions may differ from ours.

Edwards Desserts Rewards Moms

We all know special moms; those moms that put everyone before them; those moms that juggle work, family, kids, household duties, meal times and everything in between. Edwards Desserts wants you to recognize and reward those moms with a chance to win a 1st class trip to Hollywood, CA.

Visit Edward’s Desserts Facebook page and nominate any mom you know to win this exciting and indulgent prize including round-trip airfare, five-star hotel accommodations and tickets to an exclusive red-carpet event, along with a supply of Edwards Singles desserts to indulge in all year long.

Any mom is eligible; loyal best friends, thoughtful aunts; loving grandmothers and of course old faithful mom. From now until April 23rd say thanks and nominate your most deserving “mom” for the chance to win the grand prize she has earned. Plus the first 5000 submissions will receive a valuable Edwards frozen dessert coupon.

This is NOT a sponsored post, the information has been provided to me by the company or representative of the company.