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Pointers on SEO – Where to Start?

>> Sunday, February 28, 2010

This post is by guest blogger, A.J. Wilcox SEO Team Leader for Orange and I think that it is relevant to everyone with a website or blog. I hope you enjoy.

Pointers on SEO – Where to Start?

If you have started a blog or a website, you have likely said, “Now I need visitors – where do I start?” This is a great question. Even just a few years ago, the old adage, “if you build it, they will come” held true for the millions of websites out there. No matter what you did, someone would almost assuredly find your site. Now, with over a trillion pages out on the web, that is no longer true. In order for your site to get traffic now, you will rely on search engines to send people who are looking for your goods, services, or information. Optimizing your site for the search engines is called SEO (search engine optimization). Tune your website to have what the search engines want and they send you traffic relevant to your site.

I Have a Website… Now What?

There are two parts to the SEO equation:

1. On-site optimizations – this is your content. Search engines look for keywords in your content to see what each of your pages are about.

2. Off-site optimizations – the number of sites that link to yours, and the popularity of those sites reveal a lot about your site. The keywords they use to describe your content in the link also play a part. Encouraging people to link to your site, and providing content worthy of those links, will help your site in this part.

Both of these parts of the SEO equation have something in common – they keyword.

Importance of Keywords

SEO doesn’t exist without a keyword. Think about what your average visitor would type in order to arrive at your site. If you sell flowers in Phoenix, Arizona, you might consider terms like, “phoenix flowers, flowers in phoenix, and flower shops phoenix”. Take these ideas to Google’s keyword tool (first result when you Google keyword), and it will tell you which terms get the most search volume.

The more searches, the more opportunity to attract visitors.

Start Where You Control

I suggest starting where you have the most control – your own site. Take your most important pages, and select one keyword for each of them. This will make your pages more relevant when someone types in your exact targeted keyword. Consider creative ways of inserting this keyword into as many of the following places as you have access to:

· Your page title (very important)

· Your page meta description

· Page headlines and subheadings

· Actual content

· Descriptions of your images (image alt text)

Make sure it doesn’t sound like it was written for a search engines – a good litmus test would be if you would enjoy reading it yourself. Don’t make it too sparse, though, because someone who types “phoenix flowers” into a search engine will want to see that word on the website they visit.

Now Practice Patience

After you have made these keyword insertions, it could take upwards of a month for the search engines to notice (although it might be a couple days depending on the schedule of the search engines). After you’ve done this, you should be set up for some search engine traffic. Depending on how many other pages are targeting the same keyword, you will likely need to get people to link to you in order to break through your competitors. There are SEO firms that specialize in local online marketing that can assist you with your linkbuilding efforts – like Once you get traffic on your site, monetizing it is easy.

If you enjoyed this article, you may also enjoy some tips on how to network your blog.


Learn Advanced Affiliate Marketing Strategies To Help You Make Money Online

>> Saturday, February 27, 2010

I have been seeing some different banners around on blogs and wondering if they are affiliate marketing banners. I am interested in learning more about this subject. Here is a website I am curious about.

The $7 Dollar Miracle E-book teaches you advanced affiliate marketing strategies. He says there is no advertising involved and it won't cost you a single cent to make this work, "In fact, what I'll show you are undoubtedly some of the most powerful techniques in internet marketing and you'll be astonished at just how simple and easy to implement they are to get started earning money online now.
You'll receive concise information that reveals how I'm currently using these killer secrets to create unstoppable commissions - and how you can too."

The $7 Dollar Miracle hands you a "48 Hour, Step-By-Step Action Plan" that shows you how to find hot selling affiliate products and start marketing them immediately for instant affiliate commissions. It includes:
* 40+ pages of techniques, tips and tricks you can use to sky-rocket the performance of literally any internet business or affiliate promotion you're currently running or promoting!
* Find hot selling products that people are buying like hot cakes online and how you can cash in on this trend! Many of these products pay instant affiliate commissions so you can start earning money now!
* Top 3 Ways To boost Your Affiliate Commissions Overnight!
* How To Become A Super Affiliate In Any Niche Markets That You Decide To Promote!

If you are curious about how the $7 Dollar Miracle can change your financial future, then you need to visit The $7 Dollar Miracle E-book and get the skinny now!


Traffic Engine Pro- Automated Website Submission and Promotion

>> Friday, February 26, 2010

Traffic Engine Pro is "the most efficient, powerful, and completely automated way to promote your website to over 700,000 Search Engines, Directories, Link Pages, Online Malls, Classified Sites! 100% Automated - A Complete Traffic Generating Machine!!!
Traffic Engine Pro will help potential customers find you! Submitting your site consistently and properly will drive traffic to you. Manually submitting can take up hours of your valuable time - Traffic Engine Pro completely automates this task. There's absolutely NO SOFTWARE to download, and our easy-to-use wizard will have you submitting your first site in minutes."

They also had some additional features that caught my eye- Meta Tag Generator, Ranking and Reporting, Keyword Density Analyzer, Keyword Generator, and Link Popularity Checker. I also spotted a link checker. Broken links are a serious problem and can adversely affect your website search engine rankings. The link checker to test your website to find and fix broken links before search engines find them. That sounds like something I could really use. I didn't even know it existed before! Check out Traffic Engine Pro to see what it can do for you.


Oh! Toys Cugolino Wooden Marble Run Toy Giveaway

>> Thursday, February 25, 2010

I just discovered the most exciting giveaway at Oh! Toys for one set of the wonderful Cugolino marble run toy ($139 value). Cugolino is the perfect entry-level set to introduce a child to the fun and creativity of Cuboro's marble runs. Your child will experience the thrill of marbles rolling through their own construction. Cugolino has endless options so that your child may express his or her creativity. It is always fresh and new!

I love the Oh! Toys website because it is visually appealing and well organized. I like the product pictures and headings and I like that shopping is made easy and to your taste as you can pick to shop by most popular toys, brand, price, activity, toy type, child's age, or by what's on sale. Oh! Toys carries the unusual, "out-of-the-mainstream" products that you and your children will play with and remember for a long time.

To enter the Oh! Toys Cugolino Giveaway, all you need to do is follow Oh! Toys on Twitter and tweet a message about the contest. Entry details can be found on the Oh! Toys website here. I entered and I am going to tell everyone I know about this great giveaway! If you don't have a Twitter account, you can fan the Oh! Toys Facebook page so that you can know about discounts, giveaways, and new products.

Oh! Toys has agreed to give my readers a special 15% discount off the merchandise total. Just use promo code MWYTOH15. This discount is only good once per customer through February so go have a peek at Oh! Toys now! “No cash or credit value. Cannot be combined with other promotional offers.”


Organic Sleepy Wrap Winner

>> Wednesday, February 24, 2010

We have a winner for the Organic Sleepy Wrap! Congratulations to perfect blue moon!
The Sleepy Wrap baby carrier securely holds your little one close to you. It is specially designed for your baby's first year of life, yet you may comfortably carry your baby for as long as you both desire. The name Sleepy Wrap came because babies often get so comfy they fall asleep peacefully against your chest.
Thank you to Sleepy Wrap for generously giving this organic Sleepy Wrap to one of my readers! Please look in my right hand column to enter my current giveaways. Blog giveaways have high odds of winning. I should know- I've won 3 giveaways in 2 months!


Golden Moon Tea- Loose Leaf Earl Grey Tea Review and Giveaway

>> Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I have always loved tea. To anyone who does not, I say, you have not tried good tea. There is a huge difference in taste between a poor quality tea and a high quality tea. The quality and taste are determined my the part of the plant they use to make the tea. The grade of the leaves and the number of blossoms and more really can enhance the taste and scent of the tea experience.

I drink a couple of cups of tea a day in the winter to help keep me warm. One day I was preparing my tea and I read on the box, "Because these natural fiber tea bags don't need strings, tags, staples, or individual wrappers, we're able to save more than 3.5 million pounds of wast from entering landfills every year." Wow, I thought, that is great but it would be even better if I used tea without the bag. So I have started purchasing only loose leaf tea.

I was sorely disappointed by the selection of loose leaf tea at my store. Then I discovered Golden Moon Tea online. They have a great selection of loose leaf teas, teaware, and tea gifts. They have a lot of exotic flavors I would like to try next like Golden Pear and Coconut Pouchong. I decided to start with a tea I am familar with for comparison's sake.

I tried the Tippy Earl Grey Tea in a 4 oz. tin. Now don't be intimidated by loose leaf. It is very simple to measure a teaspoon of tea into your or pot or teapot! Upon opening the can I could see that the tea was good quality- nice long leaves and lots of flowers. I compared it some some lesser value Earl Grey I had on hand and the difference visually was evident but the flavor difference was even more contrasting. Golden Moon Earl Grey Tea has the familiar dark, rich flavor you expect from an Earl Grey but it is also smooth and wonderful aromatically. You can really taste and smell the floral lavender and citrusy bergamont and it really balances nicely the little kick that Earl Grey has. I was very pleased with the Tippy Earl Grey and now I want to try their other varieties even more!

GIVEAWAY DETAILS: Golden Moon Tea has generously agreed to offer one lucky reader a 4 ounce tin of Tippy Earl Grey Loose Leaf Tea.

Giveaway Dates: February 23- March 18, 2010

How to Enter Giveaway:
To enter this Moms Wear Your Tees/ Golden Moon Tea Give Away, you need to do one or more of the following and post a comment below about each action you took (each comment will count as a separate entry so your chances of winning increase.) Each person may get up to 7 entries, but only the #1 entry is required.

1. Required: Visit Golden Moon Tea online and post comment with what other tea you would like to try.
2. Follow MWYT on Twitter
3. Tweet or Retweet about this giveaway:
Come enter to win Golden Moon Tippy Earl Grey Loose Leaf Tea at @MWYT
4. Follow Moms Wear Your Tees Blog in right margin w/ Google Friend Connect
5. Become a Facebook fan of Moms Wear Your Tees Blog in right margin
6. Fan the Golden Moon Facebook Page
7. Blog about this giveaway and include a link, leave web address I can visit

Giveaway Rules
Open to US only, age 18+ to enter. GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! Congratulations to winner, Scott!

Golden Moon did provide me with the Earl Grey tea in exchange for my candid opinions. I did not receive monetary compensation and the opinions expressed are my own.


Moms Wear Your Tees Blog is now listed at Alltop

>> Monday, February 22, 2010

Alltop, all the top storiesThe purpose of Alltop is to help you answer the question, “What’s happening?” in “all the topics” that interest you. They collect all the headlines of the latest stories from the best sites and blogs that cover a topic. Moms Wear Your Tees Blog is now listed at Alltop!

I would love for you to click this link to vote for Moms Wear Your Tees as a top mommy blog It is that simple- a click counts as a vote! Thank you.



ONEgroup Certified Organic Products

Organic and Natural Enterprise Group (or ONEgroup) created and manufactures the world's first Certified Organic skincare, haircare, personal care, health care and cosmetic products. Many products claim to be organic or natural but the only way to verify an organic claim is to look for "Certified Organic" which is an independent guarantee of true organic content (minimum 95%). ONEgroup's range of products are independently certified to international food grade standards!

How safe are the ingredients used in your current brand of skin care products? How certain are you that your "natural" products do not contain chemicals that could be harmful to you and/or your children? If you are not sure, ONEgroup provides a toxic ingredient directory so you can find out for yourself. Pretty cool resource!

ONEgroup has all sorts of great organic products to choose from- Skin Care,Hair Care, Body/Oral Care, Mother & Baby, Essential Oils & Perfumes, Cosmetics, Health Care, and Household.

Here are a few of the products I would like to try:
Buzz Free Zone Personal Spray- "Make your outdoor experience more pleasant with Mother Nature's help. We use a potent combination of pure essential oils and organic herbal extracts, with absolutely no chemical nasties!"

Tahitian Breeze Roll-on Deodorant- "An effective formula, even for the most active person. A warm and balmy blend of intense floral and citrus aromas."

In-Liven Probiotic- "The result of over 20 years research & development to re-colonise the gastrointestinal tract with the full spectrum of Lactobacillus (friendly) bacteria. Contains significant enzymes, vital amino acids and a broad spectrum of essential nutrients."

ONEgroup is great shopping for everyone and it also has a great home based business opportunity for some. "ONEgroup's Multi-Channel model is truly unique and inclusive, incorporating: network marketing; retail; health and beauty professionals; home presentations; e-commerce and a fundraising strategy. ONEgroup founders have hands-on involvement and together have built a unique Community environment, while encouraging financial success and personal satisfaction. ONEgroup's groundbreaking efforts & success have created a grass roots education movement about organic, green and healthy alternatives."

Would you like the opportunity to boost your existing business or perhaps even develop a lucrative home-based business that capitalizes on the booming growth of the organics industry? Take a look at their 16 Point Business Evaluation Checklist to see if it is something that makes sense for you.


Vapour Organic Beauty: Make-up that's good for your skin?

>> Sunday, February 21, 2010

I have never been one to wear much make-up but when I heard about Vapour Organic Beauty my curiosity was peaked. Vapor Organic Beauty strives to "impart the look of natural, glowing skin, while deeply nourishing the skin." Natural look that nourishes the skin? Sounds good to me!

Vapour Organic Beauty is made from food-grade Certified Organic ingredients that offer antioxidant potency, vitamins, and minerals to protect your skin. Our Skin is our largest organ and what we put on it is absorbed into our bodies so it makes since to put good stuff on it. Their whole product line is built with nourishing the skin in mind!

Many common chemicals found in cosmetics pose health risks. Vapour does not use potentially hazardous lab-created FD&C dyes used in many cosmetics. Vapour’s colors come from natural ancient mineral pigments suspended in their moisturizing Organic base. Vapour’s pigments move and breathe with your skin, unlike powders that collect in pores & lines. Vapour also recognizes that scent enhances our experience of pleasure and they skip synthetic fragrances and use only certified Organic fruit extracts and essential oils, including Pomegranate and Pink Grapefruit.

I tried out Mesmerize Eye Color in Flash. "Mesmerize helps moisturize and nourish as it beautifies with natural color. It contains NONE of the harsh chemical adhesives found in most eye shadows. Chemical adhesives, by definition, help achieve longer wear time, but they can irritate and prematurely age the delicate eye area." Mesmerize eye color is infused with Collagen enhancing Chrysanthemum, Anti-inflammatory Eyebright, and Circulatory enhancing Horsetail herbs. How cool is that? I loved that it is in a stick form and it glides on smooth and even. Very nice feeling- light and easy. No application tools required. Another great thing, is that you don't have to worry about it breaking up into pieces like a lot of compressed eye shadows do. The color I tried was flash and it is very natural, just a tiny bit darker than my normal skin color. It is great for everyday wear and covering up my eye veins! I liked the natural look and feel of Mesmerize and I am now curious to try more products!

I also love that Vapour uses recyclable, sustainable materials and processes. Vapour is manufactured using wind power. All of Vapour packaging is either recyclable or made from recycled content and ingredients are biodegradable. So go ahead and experience Vapour glow and feel good about it!

Vapour did provide me with the mesmerize eye color in exchange for my candid opinions. I was not provided with any monetary compensation and the opinions expressed are my own.


Eden Foods- Organic Kamut Whole Grain Pasta (also good for those who have wheat intorlerance)

>> Saturday, February 20, 2010

I try to include whole grains in my diet as much as possible because they are so beneficial to one's health. You probably know that whole grains are a good source of B vitamins, Vitamin E, magnesium, iron and fiber, and that whole grains have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease. But did you know that shole grains have also been found to reduce the risks of many types of cancer? Yep. They may also help regulate blood glucose in people living with diabetes. Another cool fact about whole grains is that studies have shown that people who consume more whole grains consistently weigh less than those who consumed less whole grain products.

We do a great job with consuming whole grain breads and cereals but not so well with pasta. My husband is picky about his pasta and doesn't really like whole wheat pasta. So I just tried Eden Foods Kamut® Spirals, 100% Whole Grain, Organic Pasta for the first time. It looks similar to the typical whole wheat pasta but is made with the ancient wheat Khorasan (kamut®). Another cool thing about Kamut is that Khorasan wheat is often enjoyed by those intolerant to common, modern hybrid wheat.

The kids and I prepared the Eden Foods Kamut Spirals with a variation of the recipe that was on the back of the box for Spiral Salad with Broccoli and Peanuts. I substituted edamame beans and red peppers for the broccoli because that is what I had on hand. It was a winner with the whole family, even my chicken-wing loving husband! It had a really delicious flavor and a nice texture. It also felt good knowing that it was good for us- low fat, rich in fiber and made without salt. It is also packaged in a reclosable, recycled and recyclable box, with a tasty recipe from Eden's kitchen on the back. You can find more recipes at Eden Foods online too!

EDEN Organic Kamut Spirals are made of organic whole grain Khorasan grown on family farms in the high plains of Montana and North Dakota are small batch hand crafted at the Eden Organic Pasta Company, using traditional pasta making techniques and vintage Italian equipment. I recommend you give it a try some time and I hope your family enjoys it as much as mine did!

Eden Foods did provide me with a free package of Kamut to sample. I did not receive any monetary compensation and the opinions expressed are my own and those of my family.


Orabelle Baby Initial Tee Winner

>> Friday, February 19, 2010

Congratulations to Carolyn, winner of the Orabelle Baby Initial Tee. Orabelle Baby was started by a mom who loves handmaking outfits that you will look forward to dressing your little one in. She uses only the best high-end fabrics by designers such as Amy Butler, Heather Bailey, and Joel Dewberry. These are outfits that really catch your eye and they don't break the bank! Go ahead and check them out the Orabelle Shop!


Jim's Certified Organic Coffee Tastes Great and Supports Biodiversity

I used to work at a coffee shop. I love coffee and tea and I love organic. Often, I have found that when choosing organic, it is tough to find the darker roasts that I enjoy. Not so, at Jim's Organic Coffee. Jim's Organic Coffee roasts only certified organic, fair trade coffee and they have tons or roasts to choose from.

I love Jim's helpful descriptions of the coffee roasts. Here are couple so you can see what I mean! And I think the prices are really reasonable!
* Guatemalan Santiago Atitlan
Big, balanced taste with complex chocolate and spice notes.
Roast: Medium Heavy. In a word: Righteous.
$9.70/12 oz.
* Indonesian Sumatra Mandheling
Aromatic, full bodied with clean earthiness.
Roast: Medium. In a word: Seductive.
$9.20/12 oz.

With Jim's Organic Coffee™, I feel really great about drinking it because it is:
· Certified Organic by Quality Assurance International
· Certified Kosher
· Grown and Processed in accordance with the California Organic Foods Act 1990
· Grown under shade canopy, which helps maintain biodiversity, avoid clearcutting of rainforest lands, and avoid topsoil depletion
· From farms and farmers who are paid premiums to farm organically and thus treat their land, air and water tables with respect AND to sustain themselves and their communities.

Organic is wonderful. But how does it taste?

Well, I sampled two of Jim's Organic Coffee darker blends since that is what I have trouble finding. I tried roasts,Espresso and French Roast. Both delicious!
The Espresso was a deep full bodied clean flavor. Very rich and smooth at the same time. Very nice.
The French Roast was also fabulous. It has a big, full flavor that is almost velvety and a wonderful flavor and smell. Really yummy.
It is nice to know that organic coffee can come in the darker roast varieties!

But there is still more to love about Jim's. Not only is it yummy, organic and fair trade, Jim's Organic Coffee goes above and beyond in two more ways.
1. Jim's has partnered with the EPA's Green Power Partnership and Sterling Planet in order to use only green energy.
2. Jim's Organic Coffee is one of the first companies to use a sealed, one-way valve, stay fresh coffee bag that contains renewable resources. The coffee bags use a layer of modified Polylactide (PLA), which is derived from corn and comprises about 19% of its layering. The benefit of this innovative packaging is that the petroleum-based components of the structure are replaced with renewable resources thus dramatically improving the 'greenness' of the packaging.

One visit to Jim's Organic Coffee website will demonstrate why Jim says "Coffee is my Love, Organic is my Passion." You can also find Jim's Organic coffee on Facebook. Jim's has found a new loyal customer in me!

Jim's Organic coffee did provide me with the two blends to sample in exchange for my candid opinions. I received no monetary compensation and the opinions I expressed are my own.


Next Direct is Launching in America with a Children's Modeling Competition for a $100,000 College Scholarship Fund

>> Thursday, February 18, 2010

On the February 18th, Next Direct, one of Britain’s most popular brands, is launching in America. To celebrate, they are running a children’s modeling competition to find a 4-7 year old who will become the face of Next Direct, win a $100,000 college scholarship fund and one year contract with Wilhelmina Models. Entry opens today, February 18th, on their Facebook page at 7am EST and moms can send in a photo of their child who will appear in a voting gallery for the public to choose the new model! Fifty finalists will be invited to Universal Studios on April 24th where they will choose a winner. The deadline for entries is 7am (ET) on March 15, 2010 . . . and voting closes at 7am (ET) on March 18th, 2010.

I am going to enter my daughter, Sierra! Please vote for her here. Just look for her picture and click on it. Her picture is on the last page or you can search by name for Sierra. Then click on the yellow "vote for me" sign under the larger picture. They are selecting 50 finalists, so you can vote for your child, if you enter them, and mine!

You can click here to see all the competition information and enter your child!


The Sunless Store- A Safe Alternative to Tanning Salons

>> Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Studies show over 80% of people want a tanned complexion. Many people turned to tanning salons for tanning but there is a lot of evidence that tanning beds can be hazardous. I read that, "Baking under their artificial lamps as little as once a month can boost your risk of a deadly form of skin cancer by 55% -- and the danger is even greater when done in early adulthood." That explains why, sunless tanning has been identified as one of the fastest growing trends today.

"The Sunless Store" was created by salon owners to meet all your tanning needs without the hazards of UV rays from the sun and tanning beds. The Sunless Store products can give you a "gorgeous, healthy glow at any time of the year."

"The sunless tanning industry recognizes DHA (Dihydroxyacetone) as the colorless sugar that makes the magic happen in the self tanning process. The active 'tanning' ingredient DHA is a simple carbohydrate. It’s often derived from plant sources such as sugar beets and sugar cane. DHA reacts chemically with the amino acid groups, which are part of the protein containing keratin layer on the skin surface, forming a brown color to the skin... In the 1970’s the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) added DHA permanently to their list of FDA approved cosmetic ingredients... The tan gradually fades as the dead skin cells slough off, just as in a normal tan."

Here is just a few of the products they offer that sound intriguing.
Moroccan Mineral Shimmering Sands Facial Tanner and Moroccan Mineral Dark Self-Tanner for Body.

Here is a description of what the facial tanner is:

A mistake-proof, dark self tanning lotion with anti-aging ingredients for the face and neck. This lightweight lotion goes on sheer, leaving skin glowing with a soft focus finish. While natural minerals illuminate skin, a bronzed and toasty tan quickly develops. Formulated with anti-oxidants, amino acids and natural botanicals for the advanced care of delicate facial skin.
• Dermatologist Recommended • Hypoallergenic
• Esthetician Recommended • Non-Comedogenic
Key ingredients:
• DHA and Erythrulose • Sweet Almond Oil
• Western Larch Tree Extract • Soybean Oil
• Sesame Seed Oil • Sodium PCA
• Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil • Balsam Copaiba
• Jojoba Seed Oil

This Caribbean Smoothie Hydrating Body Creme looks like a great moisturizing product for quenching dry skin with the intense hydration and oils it needs after sunless and UV tanning exposure. This "advanced anti-aging formula is rich in vitamins, anti-oxidants and skin conditioners that enhance skin’s natural beauty and radiance."
Key ingredients:
Hydrates skin with anti-aging & nourishing ingredients
• Sweet Almond Oil • Sodium PCA
• Liposome Encapsulated Vitamin A • Algae Extract
• Liposome Encapsulated Vitamin C • Amino Acid Complex
• Liposome Encapsulated Vitamin E • Phospholipids
Natural product perks:• Phthalate Free • Dye Free
• Propylene Glycol Free • Sulfates Free
• Mineral oil Free • Paraben Free

So go ahead and visit the Sunless Store to learn more about their getting a glowing tan without visiting a tanning bed.


Need Advertising? I found a Free Banner Exchange Site!

>> Tuesday, February 16, 2010

If you have any kind of business, you need advertising! Even if you don't have a business and just have a website that you want to get traffic to, like a blog, you could benefit from advertising! Free Advertising is great for your wallet so check this out- free banner exchange!

The expose banners advertising exchange is a 2 : 1 banner exchange, earning you 0.5 credits for every 1 banner(s) displayed on your site through their easy to add HTML code.

Your accumulated credits are then "spent" by displaying your banner on other sites - for every whole credit you earn, your banner is displayed on another members site earning you traffic for FREE! And they only accept family friendly sites. The banner rotates a different banner each time the page is loaded.

This is a winning situation. You get free traffic to your site without paying anything! All you have to do is sign up for free account,put the code on your site, and start enjoying your free traffic!

You can view a short video about how it works by clicking here.

I am off right now to follow the instructions on the FAQ page and create a banner for my site.

Free traffic is just a click away at free banner exchange!


Kangaroodle- $40 Gift Certificate Giveaway- Fun and Functional Items for Babies, Kids and Moms.

>> Monday, February 15, 2010

Kangaroodle is an online store that was created by a mom with the intention on offering fresh, unique things for babies and moms. She selects many fun, functional products to carry from mom-run companies. You can choose to shop from several categories including, on the go, mealtime, bed, bath & diapering, playtime, dressing, baby's room, for Mom, great gifts, paper goods, and even by sale.

They have some really do have some nifty, unique products. Check these out!

I also love Kangaroodle's Organic Shop!

And Kangaroodle has room decor too!

Kangaroodle has generously agreed to sponsor a giveaway!

Kangaroodle will reward one lucky entrant with a $40 Kangaroodle Gift Certificate.

Giveaway Dates: February 15, 2010- March 10, 2010

How to Enter Giveaway:
To enter this Moms Wear Your Tees/ Kangaroodle Give Away, you need to do one or more of the following and post a comment below about each action you took and the web location (each comment will count as a separate entry so your chances of winning increase.) So each person may get up to 7 entries, but only #1 is required.

1. Required: Visit Kangaroodle and post comment with what you would purchase with your gift certificate.
2. Follow MWYT on Twitter
3. Tweet or Retweet about this giveaway:
Come enter the Kangaroodle $40 Gift Certificate Giveaway at @MWYT
4. Follow Moms Wear Your Tees Blog in right margin w/ Google Friend Connect
5. Become a Facebook fan of Moms Wear Your Tees Blog in right margin
6. Post a message on your facebook page about this giveaway with a link or leave a comment on Moms Wear Your Tees Facebook page
7. Blog about Moms Wear Your Tees and include a link to this giveaway

Giveaway Rules
See Moms Wear Your Tees Giveaway Eligibility and Winner Selection Policies. GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED! Congratulations to Shelly!


We Love Colors Tights Giveaway Winner

I am pleased to announce that we have a winner of the We Love Colors Tights Giveaway. Congratulations to evenstar! Special thanks to We Love Colors for their generosity and you can read my review of their products by clicking here.


Raffle Clicks: Unique Idea for Advertising and A Chance to Win an iPod Touch

>> Sunday, February 14, 2010

RaffleClicks is a new website that was just started by a guy with an idea. He has come up with a unique way to advertise and for people to win prizes by viewing the ads. Right now he has a 32 GB iPod Touch up as the prize. Since the site just launched this month and the drawing is being held on March 1, 2010, the chances of winning are really quite high!

I want a free iPod Touch so I headed over to RaffleClicks and I tried it out. Right now there is only one sponsor spot to click on so I just clicked it, viewed the ad for a couple of seconds and then entered my email address. Easy as pie! Plus, there is a weekly drawing for a $50 Amazon Gift Card or $50 cash via Paypal. So my click gets me an entry to win both. Pretty sweet! You can go get your entry right now by clicking here.

If you are interested in advertising on Raffle Clicks, here is how it works. "The idea is to generate clicks to your website. In turn we hope these clicks turn into sales/leads/etc. The site is divided into a table of 3,000 20x20 squares. You may rent as many squares as you would like...Not only will the person click your ad once, but they will want to click it MANY times to get more entries." He has a point, people do remember things they see over and over again and I know I would love for them to remember my site! You can learn more about advertising at Raffle Clicks here.

You can also keep up with RaffleClicks and learn about their latest prizes and drawing on Twitter and Facebook.


Start Your Silver Snowball Rolling Now

>> Saturday, February 13, 2010

My grandmother is always telling me that "Silver is going to be worth twice as much as gold." Everytime I see her she says, "Did you know that you can convert your 401K to silver or gold?" That is how I know my grandmother would love the site I found called Silver Snowball. I found it interesting because Silver Snowball has an affiliate program and the more I blog, the more I notice that other bloggers are involved in affiliate programs that seem profitable for them.

The Silver Snowball is a very simple affiliate program. They provide you with your very own website, just like the one you can see if you click here. Then for every two orders generated by YOUR website, YOU get a bonus ONE FULL OUNCE American Eagle Silver Coin with no limits to your earnings.

My Grandmother has been telling me about silver and gold for years now and it looks like she may be right. Did you know that silver has increased in price over 300% in the last 5 years? Wowzer. I could certainly use a 300% pay increase!

Another great thing about this is that anyone can do it! In fact, the man who told me about this website is in a wheel chair. I think it is great that he can work from home and support himself with his Silver Snowball. He loves that this affiliate program offers you a website so that you don't have to run your own or think about the content. It is already built for you! Curious to learn more? You can visit Silver Snowball for more information at


I want some new wooden toys from
Carl and Me!

>> Friday, February 12, 2010

Yesterday, I woke up to a mess! I went to bed to it also but I guess I was too tired to register it! Anyway, there were toys everywhere. It put me into a cleaning frenzy. I decided I had picked up many of those plastic toys way too many times. Especially the ones that come apart into 15 pieces and never seem to be fully assembled and the ones that always run out of batteries! I got some bags out and made a very nice pile to bring to Good Will.

I am ready to fung shui my place (the principle that a good environment enhances our wellbeing and helps us relax). So I headed on over to Carl and Me to make up a birthday shopping list for my two cuties that will please them and keep my place feeling greener and cleaner.

Look at some of my hot picks!

Fagus Forklift Loader. I can see Leo and Sierra having a blast with this one. They love manipulating things and making them work!

This Fagus Car Loader would keep Leo super happy as he loves cars and loading and unloading them is his kind of game!

NIC Wooden Toys - Runnic Walker would be perfect for Sierra. She wants to learn to ride a bike and a friend of mine has this for her son and he loves it. Because it is a little lower to the ground and doesn't have pedals that get in the way, he is able to learn his balance and he zooms around on that thing!

NIC Wooden Toys - Weaving Frame Susi This one looks like a toy that Sierra would dig! Her aunt was just showing her how to knit a scarf and I think she would love this!

Carl & Me will donate 10% of every order until March 31st to Save the Children for the suffering children of Haiti. Plus, the owners have decided to give my readers a special 10% discount, just use code "tees"! They do same day shipping for all toys in stock too so head on over and take a peak at Carl and!


Kid Bean: Vegan, Organic Products for Babies and Kids Made Mostly in the USA

>> Thursday, February 11, 2010

I was searching the web recently and I came across a company called Kid Bean. It caught my eye because it is an online boutique of earth-friendly, labor-friendly, vegan baby and children's products. I love that it was started by a mother. I think we all know how hard it is to have a dream and go for it so I love supporting companies that are the result of this kind of go-getter spirit! I also love that the founder is a passionate environmentalist who meticulously researches each and every company and product they sell. She asks questions like, "Were the workers who made this treated fairly? Which organic certification do they have (GOTS, CU, or..?)? What is the impact of their packaging? Are all the ingredients really safe?" The end result of this is that, "With your support, together we are reducing our country's trade deficit and unemployment rate, reducing fuel-related pollution from overseas transport, and working toward living wages for all of us." Pretty cool, right?

They really walk the Green talk! In fact Kid Bean, has a whole green page devoted to letting you know all that they do to embrace being green. They suggest that, "perhaps they will inspire you to make changes in your own personal and/or business life" to be more earth-friendly. Check it out to see their list of the Four R's: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Recover.

But let's get down to the great products they have! Kid Bean has lots of categories to choose from: Bath and Body Care, Bedding, Clothing (premie-size 16), Cloth Diapering, Footwear, Furniture, Gear, Maternity and Nursing and Toys.

I love their unique items like this Amenity Organic Cotton Baby Blanket.

I love these KidBean Organic Hemp Children's Sneakers! They are on clearance right now so go check our Kid Bean footwear to snag yourself a deal!

I have these super cute cloth training pants. I purchased them because they are soft cotton on the inside and out with the water proof part hidden so that they feel like real underwear. They are great for training. Both of my kids used these and they were also great for bedtime protection when she was still having accidents.

You can also follow Kid Bean on twitter. I do!

Congratulations Kid Bean for winning, "Winner of 2010 SAFBaby Ethical & Environmentally-Conscious Retailer Green Award."


Kate's Caring Gifts Offers Eco Friendly Gifts You Will Love

>> Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Kate's Caring Gifts offers you a wide selection of Earth friendly, and sustainably manufactured gifts for friends, family, and yourself! They carry some of the world's best organic chocolate, natural and organic body care, Earth friendly toys, and eco-friendly home decor. Whats more? They have offer free Earth friendly gift wrap or gift box and personalized gift message with your order.

Kate's Caring Gifts offers an endless number of choices of earth friendly gift baskets and gift sets. You can browse through the gift sets by body care, organic gourment, baby shower, for men, and under $50. So this makes it nice and easy shopping. These look like some good choices for me. Just in case you were wondering!

LillieBelle Farms Organic Chocolate Assortment.
The award winning chocolates from Oregon's Lillie Belle Farms

We're All Organic Fruits and Nuts. Jam Packed with organic goodness.

But Kate's Caring Gifts is not really just a gift shop. It is a source for endless natural items that you may have difficulty finding near you. From natural and organic pet care to recycled paper gift cards to recycled glass glasses to stainless steel to go ware to natural soy and beeswax candles, they've go it all! You can have peace of mind and feel down right good when you shop at Kate's Caring Gifts because they only deal with ethical companies that treat workers fairly and manufacture using sustainable materials and methods. Kate seeks out products that promote good health as well as good and conscious living- products you will enjoy! So good ahead a take a peek at Kate's Caring Gifts and see for yourself!


Whimsy Couture- Handmade Toddler Clothes, Sewing Patterns and Sewing Tutorials Review and Giveaway

>> Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I am really excited to feature Whimsy Couture Esty Shop today because it is the result of one mama's creativity. She says, "my true passion was designing. My early beginnings were designing Barbie dresses and soon I began making things for pets of all kinds. In September of 2004 when my first child was born I started making baby clothes." She has taken off from there and her site Whimsy Couture offers vintage inspired whimsical sewing patterns, sewing tutorials, and handmade toddler clothing. So whether you are proficient in sewing, wanting to learn more, or hopeless like me, she's got you covered!

Whimsy Couture also has a great blog with lots of free sewing tutorials that you may want to check out. You can follow it to stay tuned for news, giveaways, specials and new patterns!

Look at some of these cute items from her site!

WHIMSY COUTURE Sewing Pattern Tutorial E Book REVERSIBLE JACKET sizes 12 months through 12 girls PDF

WHIMSY COUTURE Sewing Pattern Tutorial ebook for making a PILLOWCASE ROMPER sizes preemie through 10 girls

Adorable Whimsy Couture ReadyMade HandMade Initial Shirts

My daughter in her Whimsy Couture Tee. She loves it and I love it too! So simple and cute and stylish! It came minimally but nicely packed. I would sub tissue paper for the plastic and she is taking a poll on this topic on her blog.

GIVEAWAY DETAILS: Whimsy Couture is generously sponsoring a giveaway to one of my blog readers for one Vintage Whimsy Dress (ReadyMade) of winner's choice. There are a bunch of choices to choose from.

These are just a few of the choices!

Giveaway Dates: February 9,2010- March 4, 2010

How to Enter Giveaway:
To enter this Moms Wear Your Whimsy Couture Give Away, you need to do one or more of the following and post a comment below about each action you took and the web location (each comment will count as a separate entry so your chances of winning increase.) So each person may get up to 8 entries, but only #1 is required.

1. Required: Visit Whimsy Couture and post comment with the name of the dress and size you would like if you win.
2. Follow MWYT on Twitter
3. Tweet or Retweet about this giveaway:
Come enter the Whimsy Couture Toddler Dress Giveaway at @MWYT
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7. Post a message on your facebook page about this giveaway with a link or leave a comment on Moms Wear Your Tees Facebook page
8. Blog about Moms Wear Your Tees and include a link to this giveaway

Giveaway Rules
See Moms Wear Your Tees Giveaway Eligibility and Winner Selection Policies. GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Congratulations to crystalf!

Whimsy Couture did provide me with the Love Tee in exchange for my candid opinions. I received no monetary compensation.


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