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What Fun We Had MNO ’09!

It was a success! We only had 2 weeks to actually plan the Scottsdale MNO and WOW! The support was amazing!

We had many local sponsors… to whom I have already blogged about… but this one goes out especially to the national sponsors. I’d really like to once again thank Maria Bailey of Mom Talk Radio, BSM Media, Mom Select. Maria and her team put us in contact with the national sponsors. Those sponsors sent us some really fabulous giveaways!

I started my MNO right by checking in at the virtual party. While I was there… I won a Creative Vado pocket video camera. Thanks and! The big favorite here in Scottsdale was the $100 gift certificate to Wyndham Spa and Resort. Thanks so much!

Thanks to MNO national sponsor, Jose Cuervo Gold. We gave away 3 big bottles of alcoholic fun to some very happy moms! One mom mentioned how she was so happy to have won because they always use Jose Cuervo Gold in their pre-Jimmy Buffet Celebration! (Buffet comes to Arizona soon!) Thanks so much for helping to make our night a success Jose CuervoGold!

I’d also like to thank Mary Kay for the awesome swag bags! Mary Kay sent the cutest little shopping bags with two samples of their fantastic product. Every mom in attendance went home with one! Build-a-bear sent a $25 gift card in an awesome tote with a little animal in it! In addition, we had gifts from national sponsors Smarter Laundry- Laundry Dropps and some sweet little gifts from Precious Moments!

I understand that there were other amazing national sponsors such as Ragu, Unilever and Little Debbie, but because of our short time frame… we missed out here in Scottsdale. We’ll be sure to be on board early for next year!

Our gracious host was Remedy Pilates Studio. We had about 18 Moms in attendance and most of them participated in the free class given. We had a great time working out! Many of us were trying pilates for the first time ever (including me). I found it to be challenging and fun!

We ate the yummiest organic pizza from Zpizza and enjoyed the samplings from Wine Styles. All in all… it was a wonderful evening. Can’t wait for next year!

Check out some more pictures from Scottsdale’s National Mom’s Nite Out here!

Mom’s Nite Out Sponsors!

Oh… How I’d Love to go to BlogHer ’09

JVC is giving away a trip to BlogHer ’09 and a spiffy new Everio camera to record all the memories with! I just know I’m destined to win…

After looking at all the fabulous Everio Series cameras… I chose the Everio S Series. “The Dad” argues how much more he would appreciate the HD model… but “The Mom” is the one that takes the most pictures and records the most moments! Take that…

I picked the Everio S Series because of this specific feature: “one features dual slots for SD/SDHC memory cards”.

This feature is invaluable to me and moms around the world like me! We are the moms that take hundreds of pictures and hours upon hours of video and it sits on the camera and it takes up space… until the camera gets full and we need to download it on to our computer and burn it to a CD or DVD.

But… where is the cable? It might still be in the box… or stuffed in the desk drawer…

Do you see what I mean? Having the SD memory slots saves me from having to go through the frustration of trying to find that silly cable…

So yes… it’s an easy choice for me. Everio S Series… will you take my memories?

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Phoenix/Scottsdale National Mom’s Nite Out Sponsors!

I’d like to take the time to give a BIG thanks to all of our sponsors for the Phoenix/Scottsdale Mom’s Nite Out! Are you registered yet? RSVP by commenting here: or email me at No RSVP… no swag bag and space in the studio is limited to 25!

Creator of Mom’s Nite Out:

Thanks so much Maria Bailey and company for the swag and support!
Remedy Pilates and Massage provides the perfect cure for life’s daily stresses, and restores what your daily routine wears away. Remedy PM clients treat their bodies to the best in Pilates exercise and the latest in specialty massage including: Holistic, Thai, Hot Stone, and Pregnancy Massage. Remedy’s community of expert Pilate’s instructors and Licensed Massage Therapists, have experience with Pilates and massage during and post pregnancy, and Post Mastectomy clients. The studio offers professional, intelligent instruction, and is a member of the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA.) For more information on Remedy PM, please visit
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