Mattel’s Save the Chocolate Bunny Rafflecopter Giveaway!

Every Easter, I always dread the giant sugar over-load that happens in my house. I am not a “sweets eater” at all, so I have a hard time loading my daughter’s Easter Basket with a ton of candy. Typically, our family gives small gifts like Barbies and Monster High dolls and accessories, which is right in line with what Mattel’s doing this year!


Mattel’s “Save the Chocolate Bunny” campaign is promoting “toys instead of chocolate” to encourage creative, healthy, sugar-free play for kids! Which is exactly what my family stands for.  Click here to check out Mattel’s Save the Bunny website where you’ll find more giveaways and coupons!

Now for the giveaway: Win one grand prize Easter gift basket full of toys, plus 10 second prizes consisting of either a Hot Wheels multi-pack or Barbie Madison!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks for being a Domestic Debacle reader, and good luck!


Looking your best with Abreva, and an Amazon giveaway!

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If you’re like me (or the other 80 million Americans), around the holidays I break out with terrible cold sores. They’re the absolute worst, and super hard to cover up with makeup. I find myself covering up my face when talking to my guests when I’m having an outbreak. It makes me miserable!

But this normally only happens when I run out of Abreva, the awesome Cold Sore Remedy that literally erases away the cold sore and soothes the pain brought on by it. I love how well it works, and how it gives me my confidence back to put my best face forward. As a huge plus, Abreva is the only over-the-counter cold sore remedy that’s approved by the FDA and is clinically proven to shorten the life of a cold sore. Abreva also helps block the virus from spreading to healthy cells. Abreva speeds healing like a prescription but without one. Basically, it can shorten the healing time of your cold sore much like a prescription would, but without the hassle of a prescription. Apply Abreva directly to your cold sore at the first sign of a tingle, redness, bump or itch for best results.  Abreva is recommended for adults and children 12 years and over, and should be used exactly as directed: five times a day until your cold sore is healed, for a maximum of 10 days. Remove any cosmetics prior to applying Abreva. If you wish, you can apply cosmetics such as lipstick over Abreva (which is a huge plus in my opinion). And always wash your hands with soap and warm water before and after treating your cold sore. Talk to your pharmacist to get the best treatment advice.4 It’s also important to talk to your pharmacist or healthcare professional if a cold sore lasts more than 10 days, or if you’re not sure the sore you see and feel is actually a cold sore.

Next time you have a cold sore, try Abreva® risk free.  If you aren’t completely satisfied with Abreva® for any reason, save your receipt and remaining product, and call 1-877-709-3539 to get your money back.

And now for the giveaway!

To win a $25 Amazon Gift Code: all you have to do is comment below, telling me how you put your best face forward during the holidays!

Super easy, and the winner will be chosen on Monday, January 7, 2013 (um, how did it get here SO fast??) by The winner will have 24 hours to contact me with their information. Thanks, and good luck!


“Disclaimer: I am participating in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Abreva, and received free product and compensation in return for my participation.”

Living Dayton, Domestic Debacle and Common Mommy Annoyances!

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On Tuesday, I had the blessing of being featured on WDTN’s Living Dayton along with some fantastic products that solve common mommy annoyances! It was my first time being on LIVE television, and I enjoyed every minute of it. If you want to check out my segment, click here! And if you’re curious about any of the products, I’ve posted more information below (and how to purchase them).

    Hiccups: Hicural Hiccup Relief

–    Eases hiccups within seconds
–    User places tool in mouth horizontally, bites down and drinks from a glass of water
–    First and only effective over-the-counter tool
–    Made from a polypropylene compound
–    Comes in a crystal clear, germ-free plastic tube

Crying Baby: Mommy’s Bliss Gripe Water

–    #1 selling natural colic remedy in the U.S.
–    Safe, gentle and effective liquid formula contains organic ginger and fennel, which are historically known to ease the nausea and discomfort caused by stomach gas and other colic symptoms
–    Recommended by Pediatricians nation-wide as a safe and natural alternative to simethicone-based gas drops
–    Does not contain alcohol, parabens or harsh chemicals
–    Available for purchase at Walgreens, Rite Aid and Wal-Mart

    Dry Mouth: Spry Rain Oral Mist Spray

–    Moisturizes the gums and tissues in the mouth
–    Utilizes xylitol, an all-natural sweetener derived from fruits and vegetables
–    Saliva is essential to our body’s defense system. Saliva helps digest food and aids in cleaning our mouths, which is why dry mouth leads to chronic halitosis (A.K.A. bad breath)
–    Safe and effective
–    Provides calcium
–    Great tasting formula
–    Dentist recommended
–    Retails for $13.99
–    Available at all Vitamin Shoppe locations and online at

Eczema: BabyGanics Bye Bye Dry Eczema Cream and Therapy Wash

–    Both contain a 100% natural blend of antioxidants that protect and nourish baby’s skin
–    Colloidal Oatmeal provides extra soothing relief for eczema prone or dry “winter” skin
–    Pediatrician and Dermatologist Tested
–    Hypoallergenic
–    Cortisone and Steroid Free
–    Available for purchase online at and nationwide at Target, Babies R Us, Walgreens and Buy Buy Baby


Endust, Start Living Review and Coupon!

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Recently I was asked by Mom Central Consulting to introduce YOU to the Dustersons! I absolutely love this video, for the laughs it provides (I mean, who doesn’t dream about her husband dusting the counters??) and Debbie  Dusterson is so awesome. Her facial expressions are the best, and I can totally relate. After watching the video you can get a $1.00 coupon off an Endust product OR by liking or sharing it, you can get a $2.00 coupon! How awesome is that?! Plus, watching and sharing it totally worth it for the giggles.

With this campaign, I was sent a pack of Endust to use in my home, and loved how well it cleaned. It took very little “elbow grease” and I only had to go over the areas I was dusting once. Endust really made my living room coffee table go from drab to fab! I also make sure that I keep a can of Endust by my front door (don’t know what I mean? Click here to find out my secret.). But the important part is that Endust did it’s job so well, that I hardly spent any time on cleaning and spent more on living.

To find out more about Endust, the Dustersons and living more like Endust on Facebook and follow them on Twitter!


I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Endust. I received a product sample to facilitate my post and a promotional item to thank me for participating.


PinyPon Party sponsored by MommyParties!

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Recently, my daughter and I were chosen to host a PinyPon party sponsored by MommyParties (By publishing this post, I received free products as part of a promotional program with MomSelect. All opinions are my own)! PinyPon toys are especially designed mini-dolls and their world inhabited by independent and modern girls, who love fashion, accessories and the newest hairstyles. Shopping is one of their favorite things to do! With their pets, they travel the world in their super-cool van going to new places and making new friends. Pinypon is a colorful collection of interchangeable friends. You can mix and match everything – dresses, accessories, hairstyles and even faces, for tons of fun!


At our party, we were given 12 sets of dolls-one for each girl (it really worked out that we had exactly 12 Daisies!). To make it more fun, the adults took apart the dolls and their accessories and divided them up. We made a PinyPon buffet and the girls were so excited. We actually did this activity as a Girl Scout Daisy badge earning opportunity- learning patience and to share with others. Basically practicing good manners!



Each girl lined up, and chose one head, body, purse/bag, accessory and hairstyle.


After they chose their PinyPon items, they traded them for about an hour to design the perfect doll! After, they were awarded with a PinyPon certificate naming their doll, and their Daisy patch. It was a fantastic way to promote friendship, sharing and creativity. You can check out more information on PinyPon on Facebook and Twitter as well.


The girls were also introduced to Nenuco Baby Dolls– all the girls thought they were so cute! With Nenuco, children repeat daily routines-eating, bathing, dressing, going for a walk in the park. They learn to be responsible, taking care of their baby, at the same time they develop their capacity for communication.You can check out Nenuco on Facebook and Twitter too!


Because we were only given two dolls, instead of raffling them off, the Daisies decided to donate them to a local family in need. We were so proud of their decision. But if you’re in love with PinyPon and Nenuco dolls, head to their websites for more information and savings! I know a few girls who will be receiving PinyPon dolls in their stockings this Christmas. They really make perfect gifts!