Slim Fast / Sephora winner is…

I tried the new Slim Fast grab and go bottle.  Taste’s fine to me.  Like the old one in the can, but no faint metallic taste.  I’m not a nutritionist so I can’t speak to all that, but I would rather chug a couple of those than eat the wrong food.

Now, keeping to one of my resolutions is weight loss ( I know so hack!).  I’ve been doing a MINIMUM of walking 30 min a day.  I’m going to try and not look back ( HARD).

I loved reading your resolutions and got some great ideas from them.

The winners were chosen at random so even if your resolution was inspiring, you might not have won.

Drum roll please…

The winners are: Beatrice and …. someone who hasn’t written me back yet!  I will give her till the end of the day and then go to the alternate pick.

Hey, Winners, comment here and let us know what you are going to buy with your gift card.

Thanks for playing.

Win a Trip to “O You!” (sponsored)

Ever watched Oprah and just wanted to walk into her show sit on Suze Orman’s lap as she redoes your finances and have Dr. Oz look into your ears?  Well, that’s not going to happen, but the next best thing.
you could win a trip to go to  O You! O, The Oprah Magazine’s Signature Event.
Look for the key under your seat!  I’m very excited to tell you that I have been chosen as the only blogger by Clorox to give away a trip to Atlanta to attend this SOLD OUT event.


All day Oprah’s faves..and OPRAH herself will be giving lectures on how to live your life to the fullest.  The tickets, if they were still for sale are $125. Clorox toilet wand is one of the sponsors of the event and is paying for one lucky Cool Mom viewer/reader to fly to Atlanta, putting them up in a hotel for the event October 15th.  I am going as well and will be doing some of my Cool Moming (yeah, it’s a verb) on the ground (Nate, oh Nate, it’s me, Daphne, we did a segment on Fashion Team once, oh Nate!) Here is a partial list of speakers:

Oprah Winfrey, founder and editorial director of O, The Oprah Magazine and CEO and chief creative officer of OWN
The top 20 things Oprah knows for sure

Gayle KingGayle King, Editor-at-Large, O, The Oprah Magazine and host of The Gayle King Show on OWN and Sirius/XM Radio

10 things Gayle knows to be true

Lisa LingLisa Ling, host of Our America with Lisa Ling on OWN

Go behind the scenes with Lisa

Suze OrmanSuze Orman, financial expert, O columnist, host of The Suze Orman Show and co-host of Ask Oprah’s All Stars on OWN

The six words Suze lives by

Nate BerkusNate Berkus, design expert and host of The Nate Berkus Show

We asked 9 questions. Nate answered

Dr OzDr. Oz, health expert, O columnist, host of The Dr. Oz Show and co-host of Ask Oprah’s All Stars on OWN
Dr. Oz gives strategies, advice and the quickest route to calm


Clorox, the makers of the ToiletWand, reached out to me to help promote this event. I will be attending the event, and my airfare and hotel is being taken care of.  Which means I also get to visit with my cousin Sue-Ellen, so that’s a plus.
So how can you join me – and that Winfrey lady–in Atlanta?

For an entry, comment on this post and let me know that you “Like” Ode to the Commode on Facebook: Also, answer if you will, who usually does the toilet scrubbing in your household?  ( no right or wrong answer)

For an extra entry, follow @OdetotheCommode on Twitter and tweet: Ditch the ick w/ #cloroxtoiletwand to #win a trip to #OYou2011 w/@coolmomdotcom & @odetothecommode

Yes, toilet cleaner, but let’s face it would we be living our life to the fullest without modern plumbing?  I know when we say what we are grateful at Thanksgiving I so frequently mention it at the top of my list my family makes fun of me. To which I say, the pilgrims wish they had a toilet.

Hey, a free trip with inspiring speakers and lots of like minded people, follow, like, write on the wall AND please write a comment that you did or “enter me” or any brief thing so I can keep track of you all.

One winner will randomly selected from all entries received by 3:00pm PT on Friday 10/7. Good luck!

Look forward to seeing one of you in Atlanta.

For official rules, click here.

Winners! Bikini thief winners announced

Hey, you can be a mom and win a swimsuit contest!
They you all for playing!  There was a much better chance of winning the black bikini as most of you wanted the tankini ( do you hear that people who make swimsuits?)
Studies show we are all getting bigger historically, yet most suits made for a 14 year old body.
I digress.
The winner of the cute black bikini is CLAIRE. ( if this isn’t the one you wanted let me know.  since you didnt’ state preference I put you in both drawings.)
The winner of the Tankini is CAROLINE.
CONGRATS! Thanks to everyone for playing.  Winners, please email me your mailing info to Daphne Please leave a comment expressing your delight, “you really like me” Sally Field it up.
Happy summer!

Box-o-mania winner revealed!!

I always use a random number generator to pick the winner for Cool Mom giveaways, even still I find it very hard.  If it was left up to me I would have given it to about 5 of the most dear comments.  Because, I’ve become a convert to the magic of Box-O-Mania.  I feel like I blew money ( but then I had more) on the wooden play house. Rex in particular gets in the “Box” almost every day.  When Vivien has a playdate and he doesn’t feel included, sometimes he goes to the Box.  Sigh, Okay, drum roll

One lucky family is going to get the prize.

I didn’t pick the person, random number.  Happy for the winner, but the rest of you all, and THANKS for playing. Thanks for coming to Cool Mom!!

The winner is…

Megan Gleeson

Congrats Megan. I will give your contact to the Box O Mania rep.

Happy Playing!!

Bad Hair day winner!

I am glad I didn’t say I would determine who would win this contest. That would have been hard.  I so feel you thick, frizzy haired gals out there.  All the comments were great.  But the winner as chosen by was

(drum roll) Becky!! of Happy Hour Mom— congrats.  Someone will be sending you your Rusk Blow dryer ( light as a feather) and Deep Shine oil treatment .

Frizzy hair people everywhere I must insist you buy this oil.  I am seriously developmentally challenged when it comes to my hair, but putting a little of this oil on when I get out of the shower I can style my hair. Not, super cute salon blow out, maybe someone else could.  It has really helped me look more beach babe, then homeless woman.

Thanks to all those who played. Thanks to Nancy O’Dell for turning me on to the Rusk love.  I have another giveaway contest next week that you will love.