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Nominate a Mom for Mom Me-time Sweepstakes

This post brought to you by Best Western. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Living Smart Girl.

Life is busy and for many that means little family time or time to devote to enjoying the little things in life.  For Moms who are career driven and travel for work it can take a toll on them.  Even though travel is fun to some extent when it’s for work, it isn’t fun enough to be considered Mom Me-time.

Do you know a busy mom, a mom who travels for work?  One who deserves a vacation for herself, to relax and not “work” while gone?  Are you also a busy person who would like a vacation for yourself? Well have I got the sweepstakes for you.   Come over and nominate a mom you know for the Mom Me-Time Sweepstakes and if they win, you win too! One lucky mom will win five nights in any Best Western hotel and a $2,500 MasterCard® Gift Card!

And, In addition to helping a mom win a well-deserved vacation, the person who mominates her wins the same grand prize!  Now, I am sure you know just the MOM who would deserve this, right ?



Oh how I would love to be nominated for such a fun trip. (hint hint). But, I don’t travel for work like so many moms do.  I am lucky that way, as I get to work from home. But I do know many moms who travel, and sometimes I feel bad for them. When I travel, it’s generally for fun.  The few times I have traveled for work, have not been horrible but yet not relaxing either.

Check out this video about where kids talk about what their moms do.


Mom Me-Time Sweepstakes

Do you know a busy mom who deserves some “Me-Time”? MOMinate her today and you both could win a grand prize that includes 5 nights at a Best Western branded hotel and a $2,500 MasterCard gift card. Enter below and you’ll also have a chance to win a free room night in our daily drawing.ENTER HERE >>>>

Posted by Best Western on Wednesday, March 4, 2015

So, get your thinking cap on and nominate your favorite hard working mom for this great sweepstakes.  You know you both deserve it!!    Whether the prize is for just a mom to enjoy on her own, or maybe she will take her family with her for some quality family time, it’s one anyone can enjoy no matter what.


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Update ~ Just to mix it up a bit, we have changed a few things this week. Last week, whenever you entered your link, you just took your place in line as you entered. We all know how that feels–you know it’s a popular giveaway linkup, but you don’t want to be 79th or 179th in line…will readers scroll that far down?

So, now each time someone visits any of the blog posts that this linkup is on, it will be completely random each time. Your giveaway might be first, might be last…it will all be up to the computer now. Make sure your headlines are catchy, detailed and accurate–that always helps.



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HP Stream 7 Signature Edition Tablet #Giveaway


No need to sit on Santa’s lap this year to get that new tablet you have been wanting.  Nope, you can either buy an HP Stream 7 Signature Edition Tablet on Amazon or you can enter to win one here… or Both!

This is an awesome little tablet, that is sure to make anyone smile this holiday season. Maybe you want to get one for a family member, a friend, or just yourself.  Regardless, you can’t miss with a gift like this.  And, this tablet comes with a free year of 365 Office Personal (value for that is $69.99) Here is just a short list of what this great little tablet has ~

  • 7-inch Display (1280×800)
  • Intel Atom Z3735F Processor (1.33GHz)
  • 32GB GB Flash Memory, 1 GB RAM Memory
  • 0.77 pounds
  • Windows 8.1 operating system
  • 1GB memory
  • 32GB storage
  • Intel Atom processor
  • 7 inch screen
  • Up to 8 hours of battery life
  • And much more

A wonderful group of bloggers have come together to bring you this giveaway.

Living Smart Girl
A Day in Our Shoes
Plum Crazy About Coupons
The Naughty Mommy
Rowell Reviews
Suburbia Unwrapped
The Adventures of J-Man and MillerBug
Running Loving Living
My Sentiments ExactLee
The Weight is Over


Now for the Fun ~

Enter to win your very own HP Stream 7 Signature Edition Tablet which includes a year of 365 Office Personal.

Open to US Only   ~  18+

Ends December 17, 2014  at 11:59 pm CST.

Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below.

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Old Factory Candles are Perfect Holiday Gifts


One of my very favorite things about the holidays is being able to go out and stock up on all the exclusive seasonal scents that hit the shelves around Halloween. Cinnamon, Apple Pie, Pumpkin Spice, Winter Evergreen, the list goes on and on! Every year those scents and many more fly off the shelves in the form of items like Febreeze, Wall Plug-ins, Potpourri and more. People go nuts for them! My item of choice of course are the candles.  They’re decorative, pretty and unlike with spray scents you never have to worry about releasing too many fumes into the air when you light them.

To further my love for seasonal scents I was recently given the chance to work with Old Factory to review their wonderful scented candles! Old Factory is an Amazon Exclusive company, meaning you can’t find them anywhere else on earth but Amazon. Exclusively on Amazon, makes it sound so trendy, like an Amazon VIP or something. Just kidding but hey, at least you can say you have quality, exclusive scents that not everyone in Target or Bed Bath and Beyond has in their carts.

Each Candle from Old Factory is hand-poured, made of high quality soy and burn clean without leaving the sooty residue we all hate. They also burn evenly which is something that I think we can all appreciate. After all, who wants a candle that only burns in one place and leaves those hideous wax craters in the center? Not this girl, that’s for sure. And, being an ex candle maker I know a good candle when I find one, and these are little gems.  My favorite of the ones I got was the pumpkin spice … YUM!


If you’re looking for a great alternative to those Target brands you find yourself buying each year then head over to Old Factory on Amazon and check out their line of scented candles. There are a dozen great scents to choose from and the best part is that they’re made in the US so you know exactly what you’re getting without the worry of outsourcing.


Here’s a few helpful tips on how to get the most out of your candle experience:

1. We recommend burning your candles for 1 to 3 hours at a time, and then letting them cool an hour before burning again. We’ve found that this helps to extend the burning life of the candle.

2. We’ve carefully formulated these candles so they are pleasing to smell but not overpowering. These candles burn great individually in small rooms, or you can burn 2 at a time in a larger room. We’ve grouped the fragrances in each gift set to complement each other nicely so you can pair them up for a great-smelling combination.

3. A little bit of wick management will help your candles last longer. Make sure to keep the wick trimmed to a reasonable length. And if you notice that the wick is starting to lean against the side of the jar, use a spoon to carefully reposition the wick to the center of the jar while the wax is warm and pliable.

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Now for the super fun part.. The Giveaway.     Enter to win a 3 pack of Old Factory Candles, valued at $25.00.    You choose the scent pack.

Open to US Only.   18+    Ends December 15th 2014 at 11:59pm CST.  Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below.