Showing posts with label Clean Rest. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Clean Rest. Show all posts

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday Moment of Gratitude!

Photo Reads: 'Beleive in Gratitude Big' Credit: @Bing

On Sunday's, 'Today's Moment of Inspiration' becomes the weekly 'Moment of Gratitude'. While I do still live in Gratitude each and everyday, I decided to change this feature to a weekly to allow a full week of Inspirational messages and focused breathing meditations.

This week, I am grateful for:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - I am grateful to our friends at Disney for providing me with passes to a Screening of Tangled in 3D this weekend, I needed to get away from the computer for awhile, and it was fun watching the children react to the 3D animation and images seeming to pop right off the screen! (And I think Disney has been writing with me in mind, because there was a butterfly sighting in this movie too!) No spoilers here, but I definitely recommend! I decided to make Saturday a total movie day and I am totally grateful for the day off, it was well-deserved and MUCH needed.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Our 'Surprise-A-Day' Giveaway is in full swing and there has been great response! Thanks readers for all the entries and the emails! And to our wonderful sponsors for making this one of our biggest holiday buying guides ever, there are huge surprises to come. I needed to take the weekend to moderate all the entries in the queue before putting up some new ones!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - The fact that the holiday buying guide pushed up my time frame for getting holiday decorating completed, means that when most people are starting the frenzy I am already pretty much done, which will allow me to be in the moment and enjoy the holidays more this year! It's been a great pleasure enjoying evenings in front of my tree which went up so much earlier than my usual!

What are you grateful for today? I'd love for you to write in and share what you are grateful for this week. The more you say it, the more you speak it, and the more you live in gratitude, the more you will find reasons to be grateful for, and the more reasons that the universe will send you to be grateful for. So join me on this journey of gratitude and inspiration. And you can post here daily (even though my list will be posted weekly).

Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

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Active Giveaways:

1) Ends MONDAY 11/22 - Win Your Christmas Tree with a $100 Gift Certificate to (or any other product of your choosing in their over 220 stores) Enter HERE (this one ends soon, like TOMORROW so hurry!)

2) Ends 11/23 - Activeion Ionator HOM Review and Giveaway! (ARV $179) An amazing eco friendly cleaner! Enter HERE

3) Ends 11/24 - Disney Tangled Prize Pack Giveaway! Enter HERE

4) Ends 11/25 - Win an Allergy Blocking Window Panels Pair of YOUR choice from CleanRest® - 2 winners (ARV $100 per prize = $200 since there are 2 winners)- (Allergans are not just restricted to Spring, breathe easy in your home YEAR ROUND!) Enter HERE

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For those of you who are interested in keeping a gratitude journal this year, here is my recommendation and a direct link to purchase it:

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FTC Disclosure: This is not a compensated post nor is this a paid insertion. I attended a Disney Screening this weekend, and was under no obligation to post, but I really enjoyed the movie and thought I'd share! All giveaways listed are sponsored and will be fulfilled directly by the sponsor. I really do live in gratitude and this is the journal I use which is why I recommend it.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Win the Gift of CleanRest® - 2 pillows, 2 pillow encasements and 1 mattress encasement!

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This giveaway is now CLOSED. Thanks so much to our wonderful sponsor CleanRest! We look forward to working with you again! The winner is 'BatChicky'. Congrats! Remember: There are great giveaways active on the upper right hand side of the page! This was gift #1 in our first annual Mother’s Day Buying Guide!

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Ascending Butterfly's Mothers Day Buying Guide Pick Sponsored by:

Sweet dreams start with healthy sleep!

Pollen season has all my friends and family feeling sluggish, and the thing that would help the most, is the one thing that eludes them with all the sneezing due to their allergies, REST. Sleep is elusive when you are sneezing incessantly and tossing  and turning! I myself have allergies and am asthmatic; dust, pollen, mold spores are big triggers for me and throughout the years the season that is supposed to be the happiest for me,  Spring, (because it's my birthday season), usually ended up being the time of year when I rested the least. Up sneezing and wheezing with allergies.

This year I sympathize with friends and family (and colleagues) who are suffering with their allergies and not getting enough rest. Notice I said 'Sympathize' because this year thankfully I can no longer 'empathize' at least while I'm indoors. The late night sneeze fest has ended for me thanks to my new pillows, pillow encasements and mattress encasement from the very nice (and patient) folks at CleanRest®.com.

As many of you remember I asked for your votes last year in the Simmon's Beautyrest contest. I am super happy to FINALLY be able to share officially that I won! Thank you dear readers, friends and family for your votes and your support. There was a delay in delivery and this resulted in a delay in me being able to review the CleanRest® items that I received.

I'm happy to say everything has been resolved and I have finally had the opportunity to test out what have now become a 'must have' item for me. Because I was receiving a new bed,  I knew it was time for a room makeover, (and I don't just mean the esthetics!); I wanted to sweep out all my old stuff including old pillows. We all know that pillows absorb germs from our skin and the air, they become a breeding ground for mold, bacteria and dust mites, but what many people don't know is that pillows can be a hotbed for germs, even more so than the bathroom! Join me in a collective 'Yuck' and an 'Ewww!'

I don't want to scare you or keep you at night, but the very brave and intrepid among you who really want to be grossed out with more in depth stats about whats crawling around on your bed and pillows can check out  sources which include:, as well as the National Institutes of Health.

We are kicking off our Mother's day Buying Guide, a list of lovely gifts to tell that special mom in your life just how much you appreciate her! No worries for all of you that have sent us emails, We haven't given up on our daily words of inspiration & motivation at all. We are just putting extra effort into our First Annual Mother's Day Gift Buying Guide. It's been taking up more time than anticipated to put the review & giveaways together, but it's defiintely going to be worth it! We thank CleanRest® for starting us off! And needless to say any of the Spring Bags featured in our 'Spring Into Bags' 2010 Special Feature would make a special gift for that special mom in your life.

About CleanRest®

CleanRest® is Chemical Free. Not only will CleanRest® products protect you from all known allergens, they are 100% chemical free as well. Their products are free of BPA and Lead and contain No VOCs or Phthalates.

How it happened...

As a concerned parent whose child suffered from nighttime breathing difficulties, Gary Goldberg, the inventor of CleanRest®, used three generations of his family’s textile manufacturing background to develop the solution. The result is a fabric with a weave so tiny no allergen or liquid can penetrate it—and so comfortable and breathable, you virtually don’t know it’s there. Even more important, CleanRest® is why Gary and his wife can now rest easy, knowing that their child is sleeping safely!

About CleanRest® Allergy Free Pillows:

CleanRest® allergy free pillows completely block any form of micro-toxins and dust mite infestation from ever entering the interior stuffing of the pillow. This luxurious, infestation-proof pillow is the only pillow available that provides this level of protection, ensuring you receive the best night’s sleep possible.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - MicronOne™ allergy blocking technology
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Doctor recommended
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Water Resistant
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Breathable
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Comfortable
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Machine washable
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Lifetime warranty

About the CleanRest® Ultra Allergy Blocking Pillow Encasements:

CleanRest® Ultra Allergy Blocking Pillow Encasements are softer, cooler and quieter. While still completely blocking micro-toxins and dust mite infestation, these new pillow encasements have a softer hand and feel. Our new, ultra soft fabric still offers the highest level of allergen protection and best night's sleep possible.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ -MicronOne® Allergy Blocking Technology
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ -Doctor Recommended
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ -BPA Free, Phthalate Free and No VOCs
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ -Water Resistant
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ -Breathable
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ -Comfortable
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ -Machine Washable
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ -Includes Warranty

About the Mattress Encasement:

CleanRest® mattress covers and pillow covers are the first and most important control for those who have dust mite, pet dander, pollen, and mold spore allergies. These doctor recommended mattress covers are made with MicronOne® allergy blocking fabric technology which uses 100% micro denier polyester fabric that is so tightly woven that it has a maximum pore size of 1 micron. This zippered encasement provides the user with the healthiest sleep possible. Wake up free of allergy and asthma symptoms today with CleanRest®

Made with MicronOne® allergy blocking technology

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ -Doctor recommended
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ -Maximum pore size of 1 micron
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ -Blocks all dust mites and their waste, pet dander, pollen, mold spore, and even bed bugs
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ -Water Resistant
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ -Breathable
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ -Comfortable
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ -Machine washable
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ -Lifetime Warranty
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ -Fully-encased, provides complete coverage
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ -Fits extra deep and pillow top mattresses

WIN IT! - Ascending Butterfly and our friends at CleanRest® would like to provide one lucky winner with the opportunity to win:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ -2 pillows
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ -1 mattress encasement
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ -2 pillow encasements

All  in the bedding size of YOUR choice. (I absolutely love the King Size Pillows, they are like body pillows because of the generous size!)

Don't you just ♥ CleanRest®? I know I do!

How to Win: (1) You must be a PUBLIC follower of Ascending Butterfly to be eligible for this and all giveaways. Indicate in your entry that you follow (if your 'comment name/user id' differs from your profile id, please let me know what name you follow under) and (2) Visit CleanRest® and post the URL of any other product that is not listed in this review & giveaway as your comment entry! Please post the LINK, entries must post a Clean Rest product link to be accepted. (3) You must also leave your email address somewhere in your comment. (You can format it this way for security, example: ascendingbutterfly AT mail host DOT com, If it is visible in your profile, just say so, that's OK!). Please follow the easy 1, 2, 3 steps to winning! This giveaway is open to USA residents who are 18 years of age or older.

Please follow directions or you will be disqualified! All comments are moderated, they may not appear on the site right away (comments like "I want this" or "I want to win" will not be entered). You have from Wednesday, April 14, 2010 until Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 11:59 PM (EST) to comment and be entered for a chance to win. You will have 48 hours to confirm if we do not hear from you we will be forced to move on to an alternate. (We only notify winners DIRECTLY via email, so if your profile or your comment does not have an email your entry will not be processed.)


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Blog about this giveaway, linking to this giveaway post. Leave the URL in a comment

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Grab our Button and put it on your Blog. Leave the URL where we can see it in a comment (if you already have our button, just let us know, you will still get extra credit!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow me @Tracy_Iglesias on Twitter (this is ascendingbutterfly’s editor) and give me your Twitter ID in a comment

Tweet this: Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - #ascendingbutterfly + @CleanRest #win the Gift of CleanRest #giveaway -

(Leave a comment with the tweet’s url so you can get a valid entry (click on the time your tweet was sent to get the direct URL and then copy and paste it here).

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @CleanRest on Twitter HERE

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Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Subscribe to receive Ascending Butterfly emails using our Feedburner widget on the upper right hand side of the page below the follower thumbnail pictures! (If you are already a subscriber you will still receive extra credit!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Please Vote, Ascending Butterfly is a nominee for the Bloggers Choice ’10 Awards in the ‘Best Blog About Stuff’ Category - Where it reads total votes, there is a yellow box that reads 'Vote' Press there to vote, you must be logged in to see the number increase/vote registered. You can also vote directly using the button located on our home page and below:

My site was nominated for Best Blog About Stuff!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Please vote for my outfit 'springtime nyc' @ Macy's Fashion director Giveaway. You can vote for me & enter to win a $500 Macys Gift Certificate too by creating a styleboard of your own here

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Please vote for my mom in's 'Beautiful Moms' Contest on Facebook HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Enter another giveaway on Ascending Butterfly and earn extra credit, leave a comment letting me know which giveaway you entered.

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NOTE: Readers have asked us to make entering the contests and giveaways, faster and easier. Your wish is our command! We have moved our 'Today's Butterfly - Featured Site(s) of the day, which is where we host our giveaways, to the upper right hand side of the page. It will be located here from now on to make entering the giveaways faster and easier. Keep the suggestions coming, remember we also have a NING group with real time chat, you can give us your comments and suggestions in REAL time, how cool is that?

NOTE 2: Twitter followers: please remember you must also follow Ascending Butterfly using Google friends connect on the upper right hand side of the page for your entries to be processed. And remember if your profile does not have an email and you don't leave your email in your entry, we will not accept your entry. Make sure your entry or your profile have your email address!

Just a helpful Reminder: How to Follow Using Google Friends Connect:

Please look to the upper right hand side, where the follower pictures are. (Note the number of followers before you start this process)

1) press the follow button - the google pop up wizard will open, this is not an ad and your pop up blocker will not block it

2) tick the option that reads 'follow this blog publicly' once that button is selected, hit follow again - it should now read 'you are now following'

3) if the follower count went up you know you did it succesfully, if your profile has a picture, that picture will be the first one on the left side. If your profile doesn't have one, it should still be searchable on the members list. (Remember, following a blog, does NOT subscribe you to receive emails, you have to subscribe separately to do that, you will not receive emails for following)

Are you getting the dreaded 'Your Entry Can't Be Processed' message when leaving an entry or comment? Before hitting enter, highlight your comment and COPY it. If you get that message after hitting enter and your comment is still there, just ignore the message and hit enter again, then you will get a screen with a captcha code, enter the captcha code, then submit and VOILA. If after you hit the submit button the first time, you get the dreaded message and the comment 'disappeared' no worries, that's why I asked you to copy it in the first step. Paste it back in and submit again. This has worked for me when comment boxes have glitched on me, and I hope it helps you too!

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FTC Disclosure Info for this Giveaway: This is not a paid insertion. This is a non-compensated post and all opinions regarding the products are expressly my own experiences. I was provided product to review and the sponsor is also fulfilling product to prize winner(s), this in no way influenced my opinion of my experiences with this product. Once a winner is selected and their information has been forwarded to the sponsor, the responsibility of prize fulfillment rests with the sponsor.