Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel is HERE!

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Alvin and the Chipmunks. All opinions are 100% mine.

After a long and tiring wait, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel is available on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Download NOW!!. Believe me, I’ve been peer pressured into buying it by my grandmother ever since she brought Leland to see it in the theater. From what I’ve been told, he was mesmerized by the music, which I totally believe because the previews alone had such an affect on him.

I purchased the Double Pack DVD for my little munchkin. It includes a bonus disc with more music, mayhem, but more importantly sing-a-longs…which are extremely funny with a one year old. He thinks he knows the words but it’s just adorable gibberish. The price wasn’t bad either.

Another cute online Alvin and the Chimpmunks feature we’ve discovered is the website. Have your little guy or gal talk into your computer’s mic and then they can hear what they would sound like as a chipmunk or even have the site generate your text into a chipmunk voice. You also are able to create your own chipmunk character. I created my chipmunk self with a “Mommy love Leland!” message for my son which he really gets a kick out of.

Any parents out there who want to pass down the tradition of watching Alvin and the Chipmunks should really purchase this cute film. You can even buy it now from the comfort of your computer. Visit this site for some More Munk Mayhem.

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Date Night for Your Date Night?

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of 20th Century Fox. All opinions are 100% mine.

Tomorrow, April 9th, a movie Ben and I have been looking forward to for a while finally comes out. The movie is called “Date Night” and stars Steve Carell of “The Office” fame and Tina Fey from “30 Rock”. Since “The Office” is one of our favorite shows, we were automatically very excited about a new Steve Carell movie…but the trailer below really won us over.

Unfortunately, Ben and I can’t attend the movie on opening night due to our work schedules, but we plan on having a date night of our own on Saturday night where we plan on having dinner and seeing the movie at the theater down the street.

Would you like to know more about the film?

If you haven’t already, I suggest watching the trailer posted above to get a better idea of what the film is about. Also, here is a short description: “In “Date Night,” which opens Friday, a bored suburban couple played by Steve Carell and Tina Fey go on their weekly dinner date and find themselves thrown into a night of intrigue: there’s breaking and entering, a car chase, a shootout and a showdown with an underworld boss at a strip club. Husband and wife come out of the adventure with some scratches and also with their ardor renewed.”

For more information, you can visit the Date Night Movie website.

Visit my sponsor: Date Night

Diet Pill Whack!

Today, I was checking out some sites and I stumbled upon a site called The site gave me some reliable information on all the diet products that are out there like Phentermine and Phentramin-d. It also gave some great reviews and it helped answer some of the questions I had about certain diet pills. If diet pills are something you’re considering or if you would even like to learn more about them, I would suggest checking out this site.

Update on Blogs and Life

Currently, I am lining up reviews and giveaways for your enjoyment, also the always lovely Sara is putting together stunning eye candy for the blogs and hopefully things will be up and running within a week or two.

Music. Movies. Mayhem.
will become a community, as we will be adding on two forums (one strictly for gaming called The Blistered Thumbs and another for all other entertainment, life and blogging threads)

So, be sure that you are subscribed to both blogs so you can stay up to date with all that is coming up. Please, let me know what kind of giveaways you want to see and I will try my best to get them.

I also took four hours of driving lessons today (yes, I’m 21 and don’t have my license yet…and neither does my fiance! :O). I’m beginning to feel comfortable behind the wheel, although they did have to use the brake on the passenger’s side of the car more than once. Oops! I scheduled four more hours for next Tuesday and am hoping that I will be comfortable enough to get my license soon after that.

I also just got approved for my very first credit card while I was writing this…with a whole $100 limit! haha. It’s a Best Buy Reward Zone Credit Card, which is where I work. I just wanted it to build credit though, so any amount is good. And less is probably better so I don’t get in any trouble.

I’m off to work on the characters I want in my header over here and also make a playlist to put on the Music. Movies. Mayhem. blog since I know a lot of people used to visit here everyday just to listen to the playlist. I’m so glad I decided to start blogging again. I miss this happy feeling from writing and sharing my thoughts with an audience. :)

We’re baaaaack!!!

I’m sorry it has been so long since I posted. A hiatus was just what I needed to get my life in order. What has happened since September? Leland has gotten bigger. He is now 19 months old. Ben and I have got through some rocky areas of our relationship and are now quite happy once again. I am now a working mom and Leland attends day care two times a week. Ben will be graduating next semester, and I will be starting college. I plan on majoring in Public Relations and minoring in Music. Ben and I will be purchasing our first car within a month from today and I will be getting my license shortly before. So, a lot is going on and I’m really excited about our future.

Well, Google recently sent me an e-mail asking if I would be renewing my domain. After much contemplation, I realized I can’t let go of this part of my life just yet. So both of my blogs will be opening their doors again. I plan on getting back into reviews and giveaways. I’d love to know what all of my readers would like to see on Mama Makes Money and on my other blog, Music. Movies. Mayhem. What improvements and additions would you like to see? I will try my best to make these blogs into places you want to visit everyday.

I have missed all of you so much and can’t wait to hear from you. Also, if you have e-mailed me during this hiatus, you may want to try again. My e-mail is beyond full, and it seems that in the last few months tons of spam has been coming in through this site. So, just try again. Thanks. :)


My friend Dustin and his fiancée Iris are currently finalists in the KIIS FM “Perfect Wedding” contest. This means that they are going up against nine other couples to win a wedding valued at almost $120,000. In order to win they need your votes. It only takes a minute to vote for them.

Here is how the process works:

1) Go to this web address:

2) Select “Iris Rodriguez & Dustin Sandoval”

3) Enter your e-mail address at the bottom (The e-mail address is taken in order to make sure you don’t vote more than once per day, not to put you on a spam list or anything like that)

4) Click “Vote Now”

5) You will receive a confirmation e-mail. Click the link in the e-mail to finalize your vote

You can vote for them once per day from Sept 4th until September 14th.

Giveaways Ending TODAY!

These giveaways are all ending tonight at 11:59 PM CST, so be sure to get your entries (and extra entries) in right away!

Mama Makes Money

Misikko Hana 1″ Professional Flat Iron Giveaway
Bake Me a Wish Triple Chocolate Enrobed Brownie Cake Giveaway
Jim Breuer “Let’s Clear the Air” DVD Giveaway *2 Winners*
Rembrandt 2-Hour Whitening Kit Giveaway
MolliCoolz Shakers 8-pack Giveaway

Music. Movies. Mayhem.

Kodak W1020 Digital Frame Giveaway
Slacker Radio Plus Subscription Giveaway
Roku Digital Movie Player Giveaway
Casio LK-100 Lighted Keyboard Giveaway
Mimobot 2GB Flash Drive Giveaway
Delgo DVD Giveaway *5 Winners*
Psych Prize Pack Giveaway
Monk Prize Pack Giveaway
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Video Game Giveaway
Smallville Season 8 Giveaway
Mitchell Musso CD Giveaway

Ms. Modern

Misikko Pink 1″ CHI Flat Iron Giveaway

She Became a Butterfly

Misikko Hana Professional 1″ Pink Edition Flat Iron Giveaway

I have discovered a new site…

and I am in LOVE! is the site which I am talking about. I have found some great coupons which will save me hundreds of dollars in the upcoming months. First, I found Best Buy coupons. One in particular for Free Shipping on the Pre-Order of the upcoming Zune HD really intrigued me, since I do plan on purchasing the Zune HD.

The second group of coupons I found is what truly excited me…HP coupons. If you’ve been following my tweets on Twitter, then you know I am selling my Macbook and am in the market for a new Windows based laptop (HP being my first choice!). I found coupons which could save me up to $300 on the laptops I have been eyeing, so I am extremely happy about saving massive amounts (in my house, $300 is MASSIVE) of money being saved.

Check them out for yourselves. Perhaps you’ll find some coupons to your liking. There is a huge selection of stores.

Amazing Blog Race Challenge: A Shoutout to Blogs!

1. MomDot
2. Ms. Modern
3. She Became a Butterfly
4. Brimful Curiosities
5. Monsters in my House
6. Piece of Me
7. 3 Kids and Us
8. Life Starring the Kids and Me
9. 3 Garnets and 2 Sapphires
10. Fairy Blog Mother Blog
11. Subjective Beauty
12. Ordinary and Awesome
13. Reviews and Giveaways
14. For the Love of Baby
15. Babes and Kids Review
16. My Trendy Tykes
17. 5 Minutes for Mom
18. Mud-Bug
19. Crazy Adventures in Parenting
20. Swag Studio
21. A Little Bit Nutty
22. Ohana Mama
23. A Mom is a Job
24. A Psych Mommy
25. A Happy Hippy Mom
26. Shooting Stars Mag
27. 3 Ps in a Pod
28. Miracles on Mama Street
29. A Well Crafted Life
30. Moody Mama Says
31. Literary Illusions Reviews
32. Literary Illusions Kids
33. My Divine Chaos
34. Baby Loving Mama
35. Last Shreds of Sanity
36. Blessings Abound
37. Mommy’s Quiet Time
38. Bookroom Reviews
39. Life with 5 Monkies and 1 Ape
40. No Time Mommy
41. Brea’s Mommy
42. The Not So Blog
43. Busy Mom
44. The Art of Random Willy-Nillyness
45. Is It Naptime Yet?
46. Living as Mom
47. Ice Fairy’s Treasure Chest
48. Swampbrat
49. Thrifty Jinxy
50. Beauty by Jinxy
51. I Like it Frantic
52. This Mom Can Shop
53. Two of a Kind, Working on a Full House
54. Golfersmom
55. Outnumbered 3-to-1
56. Guessing all the Way…
57. Sage and Savvy
58. The Mom Reviews
59. Feisty, Frugal & Fabulous
60. “Catch the Drift” with Mama Snow
61. Jezjo
62. Life with Dallas
63. Simply Being Mommy
64. Simple Finds
65. Modern Mamaz
66. Picklebums
67. Look What Mom Found
68. Week in Rewind
69. Sanity is for Those Without Children
70. Penny Pinching Diva
71. Petroville
72. Good Golly Miss Blondie
73. Mommy Goggles
74. Mommy Mandy
75. Rockin’ Mama
76. D-List Mom Blogger
77. City Mama
78. Secret Mom Thoughts
79. Life in a House of Blue
80. Jolly Mom
81. I Am Harriet
82. Rundpinne
83. My Organized Chaos
84. Tara’s View of the World
85. Tara’s View on Books
86. Deal Seeking Mom
87. Design for Baby
88. Blog Nosh
89. Gordon and the Whale
90. To Save a Penny
91. A Daily Dose of Toni
92. To Think is to Create
93. Coupon Princess
94. Accidental Mommies
95. Household Treasures
96. Metropolitan Mama
97. As They Grow Up
98. Fabulous Fun Finds
99. Adrienne’s House
100. Grammy Janet’s Place
101. J. Leigh Designz
102. Not So Average Mama
103. Moms on the Go
104. A Simple Kinda Life
105. Seeking His Face……In Everything
106. Robyn’s Online World
107. Mom of 2 Dancers Contest Listings
108. “Deal”icious Mom
109. Everything Up Close
110. STL Mommy
111. 5 Minutes for Giveaways
112. Barely Domestic Mama
113. Mom’s Most Wanted
114. Choyster Cash
115. The Soothie Ranch
116. The Funky Monkey
117. Contest Corner
118. Feminist Review
119. The Shopping Mama
120. What Mommies Need
121. Suzy Q Homemaker
122. Momma’s Gone Over the Wall
123. mommy23monkeys
124. Danielle’s Journey
125. The Morris Bunch Blog
126. Misadventures in Baby Raising
127. I Could Use a Deal
128. Sweet n’ Sassy Girls
129. Runnin’ Late Again
130. Muthering Heights
131. The Jones Family Journey
132. The Eclectic Element
133. Modcloth Blog
134. A Couch with a View
135. Dexter’s Super Savvy Mommy
136. Mrs Cox’s Slice O’ Heaven
137. Extraordinary Mothers
138. Snafood
139. Pink Lemonade
140. Skimbaco Lifestyle
141. 365 Days of our Life
142. Mami Picture
143. You and Me Plus Three
144. Momspective
145. Contest Hub
146. KiddiesCorner Deals
147. Overly Opinionated Allie
148. Mostly Bassackwards
149. The Divine Miss Mommy

I’m done…I just realize there is no way I will be in the bottom two. :P

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Have you heard about Got Free E-Cards?

In a world where technology is key and loved ones can be thousands of miles away at any given time, it is nice to be able to send a thought or warm wish even if it is virtually. No matter the occasion or thought you want expressed Free Ecards has got you covered.

With an economic crisis on our hands, it is even better that this company is offering the chance to send our loved ones E-cards completely free. Who can afford anything that isn’t a necessity these days?

You don’t have to send your cards via e-mail. You may even print them out and send them via snail mail. Of course, then you would have to pay for a stamp, but I think it would be a worthy investment if you’re old-fashioned with your special occasion cards. Free printable cards would be a nice way to go for occasions such as Christmas, weddings and graduation and maybe even send along a gift card to go with it!

Which special occasion do we, as Americans, send cards out for the most? Can you guess? Do you give up? That’s right, birthday cards! How much would you say you spend on birthday cards every year? Personally, I probably spend about $100 or more. How would you like to spend nothing on birthday cards daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, EVER!! Yes, that’s right…I said it, free birthday ecards! Now, all you need to do is buy a gift! Forget about those fancy $4.99 cards! I much prefer free. They still get the point across.

Now, that I’ve opened your mind to money saving opportunity, I hope you will look around Got Free E-cards for your upcoming special occasions and find something to your liking.

Disclosure: I am participating in “Jump Start Your Blog Contest” sponsored by got-free-ecards and momdot.