#Ad: US Flag #3DCoinArt Set #Review & #Giveaway

sampleDisclaimer: This is a sponsored post for 3D Coin Art & NSI. All opinions are 100% my own and have not been influenced in any way.

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If there is one thing our home is never lacking, it’s spare change. Usually, it falls out of my husband’s pockets and ends up in the couch, although we do have a jar where it’s supposed to go.

I’m always looking for a fun, unique way for my kids to pass the time, and this 3D Coin Art set is perfect! My kids were thrilled to see that we got the US Flag Set, and they couldn’t wait to attack our spare change jar and start putting the coins into the flag.

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I loved watching them work together. And, while the spare change from our jar (and our couch!) didn’t quite fill up the set, they boys had so much fun working on this project. I do wish the flag held quarters, though, because we were left with lots of quarters after the boys were done. But, at the same time, it’s probably a good thing it doesn’t hold quarters, just because my kids and my husband would be much more likely to break into the flag to get the quarters out. 😉

We’ve decided we’re going to take our quarters to the bank and exchange them for pennies, dimes, and nickles so the boys can finish filling up the flag puzzle. They’re really excited about it, and I’d love for them to have something to display that they’re proud of.

Here’s how far they got:

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Look how proud they are!

We still have a long way to go, but we’ll get there! Zander, the older boy in this picture, has decided they’re not putting any stickers on the base until they’ve got it all filled in and can display it.

I love that this brought some of my kids together for a project. They’ve both had so much fun with it, and they can’t wait to finish it so they can display it. What a simple, easy project that anyone can do – whether they are just a kid or an avid coin collector.

If you’d like to purchase your own 3D Coin Art Set, head to http://www.3dcoinart.com/ right now! You can learn more about how the sets work and what sets are available.

Also, for a chance to win your own 3D Coin Art Set, use the rafflecopter gadget below:

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#Ad: Check out the @jfshome Spider-Man Collection #JFShome #Review #Giveaway

sampleDisclaimer: This is a sponsored post for Jay Franco & Sons. All opinions are 100% my own and have not been influenced in any way.

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It’s no secret that we love superheroes in our house. In fact, we love them so much, that each family member actually has their own superhero. One of those superheroes happens to be Spider-Man. We love Spider-Man! 🙂 Our son, Parker, was even named after Spider-Man, that’s how much we love him! (Peter Parker = Spider-Man. Our boys picked out his name, and we went with it!) So, when the opportunity arose to review the new Jay Franco & Sons Spider-Man collection, I jumped on it! I just knew Parker would be giddy when this box arrived in the mail.

I wasn’t wrong! 🙂 Parker couldn’t wait to get his hands on everything in the box, and the first thing he did was put the Marvel Spider-Man Zippy Sack on his bed. (Don’t worry! He had help!) Here’s why I love the Zippy Sack:

  • It’s super easy to put on the bed. We just put it right over his sheet, and it was ready to go! Less than 2 minutes from bag to bed. Love that!
  • Parker can make his own bed every morning. I hate fighting with my kids about making their beds. With the Zippy Sack, he gets out of bed, zips it closed, and his bed looks fantastic all day long. Bam!
  • It is super soft! I don’t have to worry about him getting to hot or cold or itchy during the night. The incredibly soft material keeps him comfortable all night long.

He also absolutely loves the Spider-Man Plush Snuggle Pillow Buddy. So much fun in one crazy little character. He’s perfect to snuggle with every night, he uses him as a pillow to watch movies in the living room, and he loves playing with him. Parker is a rough and tumble kind of kid, and the pillow buddy has held up to countless pillow fights already. 😉

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The last item we received is the Spider-Man Hooded Bath/Beach Poncho Towel. While Parker loves this, the baby won’t let him use it. It’s hysterical. For some reason, Sawyer has claimed this towel as his own, and he freaks out if Parker uses it. Parker totally understands, though, and he’s been good to share the towel with Sawyer without complaint. This towel is soft, dries quickly, and makes anyone who is wearing it feel like a superhero.

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If your kids love superheroes like we do, I encourage you to check out the Spider-Man collection from Jay Franco & Sons. You will not be disappointed! While I posted the links to the items on Amazon, you can also find them in your local Walmart store. Be sure to look the next time you go shopping, and stock up now for Christmas gifts your kids are sure to love.

I also want to encourage you to follow Jay Franco & Sons on Social Media. Here’s how:

Want the chance to win the Jay Franco Spider-Man Collection for yourself? (It’s valued at $75!) Enter through the easy-peasy Rafflecopter gadget below:

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#Spon: Today Starts a New Beginning with @Medifast #Giveaway

sampleDisclaimer: I received a sample of the Medifast products in order to facilitate my review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Medifast products and the Medifast program are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or illness.

Day 1 with Medifast

It’s no secret: Weight Loss is kind of a big deal on this blog. I worked really hard last year to get to my lowest weight I’ve seen in almost 13 years!

But, I’ve got to be honest. I didn’t do a very good job of sticking with it. I thought I could maintain my weight without eating right or exercising often. Boy, was I ever wrong.

Now, here I am, heading right back to the me I swore I would NEVER be again. I’m up TWENTY POUNDS from my lowest weight last year, and I want to cry.

But I will not sit down and cry about it. I will not wallow in self pity and eat – like I’ve done way too many times the past 6 months. Not anymore.

Today begins a NEW DAY to a NEW ME. The one who makes better choices, who gets it right, and who loves the way she looks and feels. Gone are the days of stress eating and eating because I’m bored. I will once again begin my daily exercise routines and work to create the healthy me I *know* is in there.

This time, though, I’m not doing it alone. I’m teaming up with Medifast, and for the next 30 days, I will be participating in the Medifast Achieve™ 4&2&1 Plan, and I will share my progress with you along the way.

I am excited about this new journey and my partnership with Medifast. I’m ready to work hard, eat right, and do it for keeps this time around!

Have you thought about trying Medifast for yourself? Maybe now it’s time for you to make that next step! I’ve got a few ways to help you do just that!

DISCOUNT CODE

How about a discount? If you use the code Blessed25 on the Medifast website, you will receive $25 off your order of $250 or more, as well as free shipping! It’s a great way to get you started on your own journey.

GIVEAWAY

Want to try the Medifast Products before you jump in? Medifast wants to give away a box of brownies to one lucky reader! To win, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post and tell me WHY you want to get on a healthier track. Is it for your children? Is it for yourself? Is it because you’ve just put it off for too long? Whatever your reason for wanting to be healthier, I want to hear!

The giveaway will end 5/11 at 11:59pm. US Residents only, ages 18 and older.

I would LOVE to have you join me on this journey! Please check back to see my results each week. You can also track my results on Instagram and Facebook, so be sure to follow me there.

Also, be sure to follow Medifast every way you can in order to learn more about them:

#Spon: #SickJustGotReal – Beat Cold & Flu Season with Pfizer Pediatric Products @Target #Giveaway

sampleDisclaimer: The Pfizer Pediatric Platform products, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own.

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Cold and flu season in our house is a nightmare. With 8 kids, they pass germs like crazy! Playdates, school, birthday parties, church activities, even trips to the park and the grocery store expose the kids to more germs than I even want to think about. So, naturally, someone ends up sick. Then, just as one gets better, two more get sick. It’s a viscous cycle that we can’t ever seem to beat.

Thankfully, we can stock up on Pfizer Pediatric products at Target when Sick Gets Real in our house. They help us be prepared for fevers, coughs, and colds that come our way and want to linger in my kids.

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If Sick just got real.™ for your family, there are so many different solutions to help tackle the worst of symptoms, like Children’s Advil®, Children’s Robitussin®, and/or Children’s Dimetapp®:

  • Infants’ and Children’s Advil® provide unsurpassed fever and pain relief(1) , and contain ibuprofen, the medicine pediatricians use most for their own kids’ fevers(2) (for ages 6 months -11 years)
  • Children’s Robitussin® provides soothing action and cough control with some formulations lasting up to 8 hours (for ages 6-12 years)
  • Children’s Dimetapp® provides great-tasting cold-fighting power and is the #1 pharmacist recommended brand for children’s cough & cold symptoms(3) (for ages 6+)

*It is important to remember to always read and keep the cartons for complete warnings and dosing information on Pfizer Pediatric Platform products and to use as directed

Please take a few moments to check out the following links and learn more about the Pfizer Pediatric Platform products to help your little ones when Sick Gets Real at your house:

There’s no way around it. Kids get sick. It just happens, no matter how hard you try to prevent it. While there’s no way to keep the sickness from coming on, you can make your little ones more comfortable. So, if Sick Just Got Real at your house, head to Target and stock up on the Pfizer products listed above.

Giveaway

To help you stock up on all the things you need to keep your little ones comfortable this cold season, I’m giving away a Pfizer Pediatric Platform package to one lucky reader! Here’s what you’ll get:

 

  • A product bundle including each of the Pfizer Pediatric Platform products (Children’s Advil®, Children’s Robitussin®, Children’s Dimetapp®)
  • A $50 Target gift card to purchase additional Pfizer Pediatric Platform products at Target to get your family through cough, cold, and flu season

Want to win? Enter using the Rafflecopter Gadget below!

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Giveaway will end at midnight Thursday, 4/21. I will select and contact the winner that same day. You MUST claim your prize that day so that I can get your information over to the sponsor.

1 Among OTC pain relievers.

2 Based on a survey of doctors.

3 Source: 2015-16 Pharmacy Times and U.S. News & World Report.

#Sponsored: Another @PhotoPad_VG #Giveaway! ($25 OR $100 Amazon GC – Your Choice!)

sampleDisclaimer: This post is sponsored by PhotoPad. Any opinions expressed are 100% my own and have not been influenced in any way.

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Last month, I ran a contest for a $100 Amazon Gift Card, and I have to say, I’m a little baffled. There wasn’t one entry on that giveaway post! That’s just crazy!

So, I approached the owner of photoPAD, and we talked. We want to give you another chance to win! I’ll get to the giveaway in a minute. 🙂

While I kind of kept a business focus on my last post, I want you to see how great this can be for sharing family photos with those you love most!

Take a look at my family PAD:

Isn’t it cute? And it only took a few minutes to make. Now, I can share my PAD with family and friends on Facebook, twitter, or through email at the click of a button!

It’s like digital scrapbooking without all the headache, expense, and frustration. It’s so easy to create a PAD!

Just in case you’ve forgotten, here are the steps to create your own PAD:

  • First, head to the PhotoPad website.
  • In the top right corner, click on “Start Exploring.”
  • Click on “Join Today.” (Takes 30 seconds to join. SO easy!!)
  • Click on the Plus (+) sign at the top left of the page to create a new pad.
  • Follow the steps to Describe your Pad and get to work using the tools on the right!
  • Now, add pictures and create pages to complete your Pad.

Be sure to save your work at the end, and then you can share your pad by finding the link and sharing through social media. To find the link to your Pad, go to the home page, then click the funnel icon. Just click on “My Pads” and there you have it! SO easy!

I really want to encourage you to try out the new photoPAD for yourself. I think you’re going to love it!

And, to reward you, we’re holding another giveaway. You can win a $25 Amazon Gift Card OR a $100 Amazon Gift Card – your choice. Here’s how it will work:

  • 1. To enter for a $25 Amazon Gift Card, visit the PhotoPad Business Facebook Page. (Because we can’t ask you to “like” the page, according to Facebook rules, we sure would appreciate a “like” if you “like” what you see!)
  • 2. Want to increase your prize to a $100 Amazon Gift Card? Simply create your own Pad, with at least 2 slides, using the PhotoPad creator. (Follow the steps above.)
  • 3. Leave a comment on this post and tell me you did the above. If you created a pad, please leave a link to your PAD in your comment.(You MUST leave a link to your pad in order to win the $100 prize.)

Contest will end Sunday, January 17th at 11:59pm, and winner will be announced and contacted on January 18th.

Winner has been selected…. thanks to all who entered!

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#Sponsored: @PhotoPad_VG Makes Business Better | $100 Amazon GC #Giveaway

sponsoredDisclaimer: This post is sponsored by PhotoPad. Any opinions expressed are 100% my own and have not been influenced in any way.

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When you run a business, it’s so important to “brand” your business. Even with my blog, I’ve tried to brand myself so that when people see my logo or maybe even an anchor, they think of “Blessed Beyond Words.”

Do you own a business or a blog and need to brand yourself? PhotoPad is the best way to brand your business through Photo Stories.

You won’t believe how easy it is to start creating!

  • First, head to the PhotoPad website.
  • In the top right corner, click on “Start Exploring.”
  • Click on “Join Today.” (Takes 30 seconds to join. SO easy!!)
  • Click on the Plus (+) sign at the top left of the page to create a new pad.
  • Follow the steps to Describe your Pad and get to work using the tools on the right!
  • Now, add pictures and create pages to complete your Pad.

Be sure to save your work at the end, and then you can share your pad by finding the link and sharing through social media. To find the link to your Pad, go to the home page, then click the funnel icon. Just click on “My Pads” and there you have it! Easy, right? (Ok, I’ll admit. It took me a few minutes to figure out how to find my finished pad, but I did it!)

Here’s what my finished Pad looks like:

Not too shabby for my first try, right? I love it!

While PhotoPad is still in beta, I have to say, I’m in love with it! This is such a great way to share photos with clients, and even with friends and family!

Don’t run a business? That’s ok! PhotoPad is still the perfect way to show off your beautiful babies! In November, I hired a photographer friend to take photos for my family. Here are the results of that:

Super cute, right? And what a fun, easy way to show off my photos! I just love it! Now, I can quickly and easily share all the latest happenings with my family.

Now, PhotoPad wants YOU to try out their new program, and they’re giving away a $100 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky winner!

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Create your own Pad using the PhotoPad creator. (Your pad *must* have at least 5 slides.)
  2. Like the PhotoPad Business Facebook Page.
  3. Leave a comment ON THIS BLOG POST letting me know you did both. (Please leave a link to your created Pad in the comment. I want to check them out.)

That’s all you have to do! Remember to leave a link to your Pad as a comment on this post, because that’s how we’ll pick the winner!

Now, go create! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

*Contest Ends January 1st at 11:59pm. Winner will be announced and contacted January 2nd. Facebook is not associated with this giveaway in any way.

#Ad: #Momoji by @Luvs for the Times When Parenting Needs More than Just Words & a Giveaway!

sampleDisclaimer: This review and giveaway was made possible by iConnect Influencer Management and Luvs. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.

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Do you ever have those days when you need more than just mere words to express just how your day is going?

Boy, do I ever.

Take a look at last night’s conversation with my Hubby:

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What a day. I don’t know what it is about December, but the kids all seem to act out. Maybe it’s the shorter days. Or the thought of Christmas presents and a break from school. I don’t know. But about 6pm every night, I’m ready to put all 8 of them to bed, just so I can breathe for a few minutes!

The Luvs Momoji Keyboard is perfect for parents. Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words – especially in those parenting moments when you simply have no words. (Like all the time?!) It’s a fun way to express yourself in your favorite way: emojis!

I will admit, I am a huge user of emojis. Sometimes, I use them a little too much. So, when I downloaded the Luvs Momoji Keyboard, I had a little too much fun with it.

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Now, I tend to talk… a lot. So, I switch back and forth from the momojis to the letter keyboard, and that takes a little bit of work. But, it’s totally worth it to get my point across! And I probably drive my husband crazy with all my texts, but he just ignores me and goes about his day. We understand each other. 😉

The other great feature of the Momoji Keyboard is the “Promoji” feature. Luvs is the first brand every to share coupons, deals, and special offers with their customers in a fun new way. Now we busy moms can hunt for diaper deals while we’re out and about. It’s fantastic! I always seem to forget my coupons at home. Doesn’t matter any more, because now I can pull out my phone and see if there are any new deals or promotions for Luvs diapers right in the store!

Want to know the best part? It’s available for Apple AND Android! (As an Android user, this impresses me most! Most companies release the “iPhone” version first, and the Android users have to wait forever for their version – if it ever even comes to fruition. Thanks for thinking of ALL moms, Luvs!)

Hurry and download the Keyboard here:

Once you’ve downloaded and activated the Keyboard, be sure to check out the #Momoji Twitter party with @iConnectIm on December 15, 2015 at 9pm EST. There will be prizes and fun galore!
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To celebrate the launch of the Luvs Momoji Keyboard, and fantastic new Luvs with NightLock, I get to giveaway a fantastic prize to one lucky winner! Use the Rafflecopter below to enter for your chance to win a $100 American Express Gift Card and one package of Luvs diapers (size 1-6, you pick!). Contest Ends December 21st at 11:59pm.

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#Sponsored: #SeeMuchMore – Keeping Your Family Healthy with a VSP Vision Care Plan #Giveaway

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Disclaimer: I will receive a pair of sunglesses in return for my post. Opinions expressed are 100% my own. Information provided by VSP.

VSP logoEye exams are important for everyone in your family – from babies to adults, and everyone in between.

Did you know that annual eye exams are important to your overall health? They allow eye doctors to detect early signs of chronic health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, among others.

The kids have been back to school for awhile now, but we can’t forget that getting them an annual comprehensive eye exam can help them learn and experience life to the fullest. Have you made their yearly eye exam yet?

It is important that parents should take their children to the eye doctor for a comprehensive eye exam starting as young as six months old, then again at three years old, before kindergarten and every year after that. Because 80 percent of what we learn is through our eyes, an eye exam is essential for your back-to-school “to do” list.

In-school screenings do not provide the same level of detection as comprehensive eye exams. Even the screening the doctors office does at their yearly well care visit isn’t enough to get your child through another year.

Do you know the common signs of vision problems? The can include squinting, head tilting, avoiding “close work,” trouble focusing, continuous rubbing of eyes and headaches.

1 in 4 children has an undetected vision condition that can negatively impact learning. Don’t let your child become another statistic!

But, eye exams, glasses, and contacts can be expensive.

That’s why I want to share with you the benefits of enrolling in vision insurance. With VSP Vision Care, you can:

  • Keep your eyes healthy with highly credentialed doctors who provide the most thorough exams
  • Save money – the average VSP member saves approximately $320 each year with vision insurance!
  • Get access to great eyewear – more than two dozen brands and hundreds of styles to choose from!
  • Enable your family to experience life to the fullest

Please take a moment and check out the following resources:

Our eyes should be one of our top priorities. Please take a few moments to educate yourself on the facts, and learn more about enrolling in a vision insurance program today.

Want to win a pair of Designer Sunglasses worth over $100? Enter using the Rafflecopter gadget below.

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Activia® Selects Rafflecopter #Giveaway

Giveaway will end on October 3 at 12:01am (EST).
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We’re all busy parents. Whether you have one kid or 12, you’re busy. I totally get that. And so does Activia. Now they’re introducing new Activia® Selects – French and Greek yogurts that help regulate your digestive system.

Here’s the need-to-know info about Activia® Selects:

Discover epically thick and creamy Greek nonfat yogurt and romance your taste buds with silky-smooth French yogurt. Activia is a delicious, creamy yogurt. Activia, with Bifidus Regularis® (Bifidobacterium Lactis DN 173-010), helps naturally regulate your digestive system when consumed daily for two weeks as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Now Dannon Activia Selects lets you visit Europe from your kitchen by bringing the true taste of French and Greek yogurt to you in a cup.

For more information visit facebook.com/activia

With a money-back guarantee of $12, Activia® helps you love how you feel!

To help promote their new products, I’m giving away an Activia® branded lunch bag and tote bag to one lucky winner.

To enter, just use the Rafflecopter gadget below.



Disclaimer: The information and prize has been provided by Dannon. They will fulfill the prize to the winner selected. I have not been compensated for this post in any way.

@BettyCrocker Milk Chocolate Brownies {Review & #MyBlogSpark #Giveaway}

Giveaway will end on October 1 at 12:01am (EST).
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I don’t know about you, but I love brownies. They are my absolute favorite treat. And with Betty Crocker brownie mixes, you don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen. In just minutes, you can have your whole house smelling like you’ve been baking brownies all day. {I love that smell! Wish my house smelled like it all the time!} They’re fast and easy to make, and they give you a jump start on homemade.

The new Milk Chocolate Brownie mix has just the right touch of milk chocolate flavor. And since it takes just 3 easy steps to get to the yummy homemade brownie taste, even my 14 year old daughter loves making them.

Our Betty Crocker Milk Brownie prize pack arrived on my husband and my anniversary. What a wonderful surprise that was! Included in the box was a box of Betty Crocker® Milk Chocolate Traditional Brownie mix, a Betty Crocker apron, cooking pan, and mixing spoon. {Pictured Below}

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My daughter volunteered to make the brownies that night for us, so she put on the apron and got to work. She decided to use a 9″x13″ pan instead of the 8″x8″ pan we received, only because she knows I like my brownies thin and ooey-gooey.

It wasn’t long before the entire house smelled like brownies, and soon afterward, my husband and I were enjoying our milk chocolate brownies. Mmmmmm. They were so good! And because making them was so easy, so was the clean up – so much so that Ashley even did that too! Best anniversary present ever.

You can find Better Crocker Milk Chocolate Traditional Brownie Mix in the baking aisle of your local grocery stores this fall.

To learn more about Better Crocker and all their fantastic products, check out these links:

Want to win a prize pack {pictured above} for yourself? Thanks to Betty Crocker and MyBlogSpark, one lucky reader can do just that!

To enter, use the rafflecopter gadget below.



{Please do NOT post on the Betty Crocker facebook wall that you were sent by this giveaway. Facebook considers that spam. Facebook is not affiliated with this giveaway in any way. Thanks!}

Disclosure: The product, information and prize pack have been provided by Betty Crocker through MyBlogSpark. I have not been compensated for this post in any other way.

Beanie Designs Review & #Giveaway

Beanie Designs specialize in bringing smiles with an exclusive collection that ranges from crocheted, hand knitted baby hats and baby headbands to flower clips, baby mittens and booties using 100% Cotton and Organic cotton. They offer newborn hats, infants hats, and kid-sized hats, and they have some of the cutest winter hats for babies that I have ever seen. My favorite section is the one with all the animal hats. Oh my gosh! The little panda hat is absolutely precious!

I am all about handmade {crocheted} hats for babies and kids. So, when Beanie Designs contacted me and asked if I would be willing to do a review of one of their hats, I jumped at the chance. I’m in the process of putting aside money for hats for each of the kids for the winter, and this definitely helps out!

The hat I selected was the Organic Cotton Brown Earflap Hat with Blue Stripes. I got it in Parker’s size, because he has super sensitive ears and I thought it would be perfect for our chilly fall and winter days.

Look how adorable Parker looks in his new hat:
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Isn’t it cute? I love everything about this hat. The colors are perfect. Since Parker is pretty pale, I was worried that the colors might wash him out even more, but they really don’t. They’re super cute. And the hat is so soft. Not itchy or scratchy at all, which is great for an almost 3 year old. And at just $26 with free shipping, it’s a great deal. The best thing about the hat is how much Parker love his hat. He wants to wear it all the time – even when it’s 80* outside!

Beanie Designs ships fast, and they offer most of their hats in many different sizes. The hat I selected was available in 0-3 months all the way up to 3 – 10 years! The hat is absolutely adorable, and it’s very well made. I would definitely recommend Beanie Designs to anyone looking for cute baby winter hats for their little one. Their selection is excellent, as well as the range of sizes available. And you can’t beat free shipping on any US order. {They also ship worldwide.}

Take a moment to read how Beanie Designs was started: About Beanie Designs – It is by far one of the most interesting stories I’ve ever read!

Beanie Designs is offering one lucky reader the hat of their choice! {Shipped right to their door, free of charge.}

To enter, just use the rafflecopter gadget below.



Disclaimer: This review is sponsored by Beanie Designs. I received a hat in order to facilitate my review. Opinions expressed are 100% my own. I was not compensated for this post in any other way. The sponsor will also fulfill the winner’s prize as stated above.

Rally for Recess with Danimals! Rafflecopter #Giveaway

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Did you know that schools all across the nation are cutting recess times due to limited resources? In the past 20 years, children have lost an average of 8 hours of recess a week. There are even some schools that no long provide any type of play time for students. {And they wonder why there’s such an issue with childhood obesity? Seriously?} According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the lack of playtime is a crisis and is leading to a growing epidemic of childhood obesity. {See? That’s what I thought, and I’m not even a pediatrician.} Government and public health agencies recommend that children engage in a minimum of 60 minutes of mild to strenuous activity each day.

To help rally moms and kids around this cause, Dannon® Danimals® is launching a national initiative called “Rally for Recess.”

“Rally for Recess” is designed to create healthy competition, pitting school against school. Five schools have the opportunity to win new playground equipment AND an all-day recess celebration.

Danimals is committed to child health and wellness, which starts with good nutrition and an active lifestyle. That’s why they offer nutritious on-the-go dairy drinks and low-fat yogurts containing calcium for kids.

Now through February 8, 2012, you can find codes on Danimals packaging to enter and register. The top five schools in each of the categories that have the most codes registered win!

For more information on the Dannon Danimals Rally for Recess initiative, visit their website: www.RallyforRecess.com

 To help promote the Rally for Recess campaign, I’m giving away a Dannon Danimals Prize Pack to one lucky reader! The winner will receive a Danimals branded Soccer Ball and Drawstring Bag.

To enter, just use the Rafflecopter gadget below.



Disclaimer: The information and prize has been provided by YouCast on behalf of Dannon’s Rally for Recess Campaign. They are also sponsoring the giveaway and will fulfill the prize to the winner selected. I have not been compensated for this post in any way.

Sources of information for this post:
i Ginsburg, Kenneth. “The Importance of Play in Promoting Healthy Child Development and Maintaining Strong Parent-Child Bonds.” PEDIATRICS. 119.1 (2007): 182-191. Print.
ii Elkind, David. “Can We Play?” Greater Good 2008: Web. <greatergood.berkeley.edu>
iii Ginsburg, Kenneth. “The Importance of Play in Promoting Health Child Development and Maintaining Strong Parent Child Bond.” PEDIATRICS. 119.1 (2007): 182-191. Print.
iv “Building ‘Generation Play’: Addressing the Crisis of Inactivity Among America’s Children.” Stanford Prevention Research Center Stanford University School of Medicine. (2007): Print.

Girl’s Night Out! #Win a $25 TGIF GC {Giveaway}

This giveaway will end September 19th @ 12:01 AM EST.

We all need a Girl’s Night Out once in awhile. Well, right now, TGIFridays is making those nights even more fun with their newest Savor.Sip.Save deals coming to Baltimore, Indianapolis, Chicago, and West Palm Beach. These deals are rich with taste but light on your wallet!

Here are some of the deals you can enjoy:

  • Dinner and A Cold One For Just $10!
    Offer Valid Only In: Baltimore (Sun-Thurs ONLY) and Indianapolis (Everyday)
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    • Spinach Florentine Flatbread
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To celebrate these fantastic Savor.Sip.Save deals, I get to give away a $25 Gift Certificate to one lucky reader!

To enter, just use the Rafflecopter Gadget below.




Disclaimer: The information and prize has been provided by YouCast. They are also sponsoring the giveaway and will fulfill the prize to the winner selected. I have not been compensated for this post in any way.

Eversave Member Appreciation {Quick Giveaway!}

Eversave is one of the nation’s top three deal sites. They offer local daily deals for women ages 25 – 54 and their families in Atlanta and all across the country. Eversave works day and night to negotiate rock-bottom deals on the things you love to do and buy in your area. From spa treatments to restaurant discounts, ski packages to yoga classes – they find the best deals and deliver them to you – in the form of a Save.Eversave Giveaway

Today, Eversave is kicking off their 3-day $10 Giveaway Member Appreciation Event where they’ll be giving every Eversave member a $10 credit to use toward any deal today, August 23rd through midnight Thursday, August 25th. This is a **huge** bonus, and it doesn’t matter if you’re already a member or if you’re just hearing about Eversave for the first time. Everyone gets the bonus credits! (I love when companies don’t just give to new members, but they also take care of their current members. Speaks volumes about them!)

Remember, this offer won’t last long, so you need to hurry over to Eversave and sign up to claim your $10 in credits. (Or just sign in if you’re already a member!)

To help kick off their event, Eversave is giving me $15 in Save Credits to give away to one lucky reader. Imagine the deals you can score with that extra money!

This will be a really quick event, and it will close at midnight Thursday night – just like the $10 Member Appreciation Deal. So don’t hesitate! Join Eversave Today!

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Disclaimer: I was contacted by Eversave and asked to inform my readers about their Member Appreciation giveaway. In exchange for this post, I will receive $10 in Eversave Credits. The sponsor will fulfill the winner’s prize of $15 Eversave credits at the close of the giveaway. Opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Back to School with Lysol {Review & Giveaway}

This giveaway will end Saturday, August 27th @ 12:01 AM EST.

My kids go back to school today. Yes, really. {I still can’t figure out why schools down here start so dog-gone early!}

With 3 kids in school, that means I’ve got 3 kids bringing home lots and lots of germs.

Thank heavens for Lysol!no touch soap system

I recently received the Lysol No-Touch Hand Soap System and a container of Lysol Dual Action Disinfecting Wipes to review. I’ve got to say – I am super impressed with both products.

I decided to put the No-Touch Hand Soap System in the kids’ bathroom. Best.Idea.Ever. I never have to remind the kids to wash their hands now. They think it is just the neatest thing that the soap “magically” appears when they put their hand under it. They can’t wait to wash their hands, and I don’t have to worry about germs all over the soap pump any more. It’s fantastic! The soap kills 99.9% of bacteria when it’s used properly, and it’s great for the kitchen or the bathroom. (I am totally picking up another starter kit for the kitchen!)

Another thing I love about the No-Touch Hand Soap System is that the starter kit comes with everything you need – including batteries! And, the refills come in 4great scents:

  • Refreshing Grapefruit Essence
  • Soothing Cucumber Splash
  • Aloe Vera & Vitamin E with Moisturizers
  • Antibacterial Total Care

Here are some helpful links regarding the Lysol No-Touch Hand Soap System:

  • Handwashing Tips – Handwashing is one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of germs. Every time you touch a contaminated surface, you can transfer germs to and from your hands — but proper and thorough hand washing removes most germs from your hands.
  • Handwashing Poster – Make handwashing fun by downloading a handwashing poster to read together and hang by your bathroom sink.
  • Back-To-School Basics: Traditionally, classrooms are breeding ground for germs. Every desktop, pencil sharpener, doorknob and faucet that an infected child touches becomes colonized with germs

lysol wipesNext, I tried the Lysol Dual Action Disinfecting Wipes. These handy little wipes are great to use all over the house! I keep them under the kitchen sink, but I’ve found myself using them in almost every room of the house. They’re perfect for cleaning off the kitchen table after meals. And if the kids have been particularly messy, the scrubbing side is perfect for getting the mess up without falling apart. I’ve also used them in the bathrooms – shower doors, the tub, the sink, even for scrubbing toothpaste off the countertops {and floor, and door, and mirror}. In the bedroom, I’ve used them to wipe out the windowsills and clean off the tops of furniture. It’s amazing how much you can do with one kind of wipe!

You can get the Disinfecting Wipes in Citrus or Crisp Linen scents. {I love how fresh the Citrus scent smells!} And, again, they kill 99.9% of viruses and bacteria, including cold and flu viruses and Pandemic 2009 H1N1 Influenza A when used properly.

Here are some helpful links about the Lysol Disinfecting Wipes:

  • Establish Before- and After-School Hygiene Habits – As your child adapts to the school-day routine, you can help make hygiene a regular part of the day with some basic actions both before and after school.
  • Cleaning and Disinfecting – Lysol is the expert in killing germs at home. Find everything you need to know about common germs, how they are spread, and how you can help control them.
  • Kitchen Cleaning Tips – Learn how germs spread in the kitchen and how to help protect your family from foodborne illness with simple cleaning and disinfecting tips.
  • Bathroom Cleaning Tips – Reduce the spread of germs and help prevent the growth of mold and mildew in your bathroom with simple cleaning techniques.

Just thinking about all the ways Lysol can help around my house this school year makes me giddy inside! As your kids prepare to go back to school, prepare your home now, and start with Lysol products!

Before I get to the giveaway portion of this post, here are some things you need to know about Lysol:

  • You can learn all about Lysol and the Mission for Health by visiting the Lysol website.
  • Head to the Lysol Facebook Page and enter the Lysol® No-Touch® Stainless Kitchen Sweepstakes. You could win the Grand Prize of Whirlpool® Stainless Steel Kitchen appliances or one of the weekly prizes of a No-Touch Hand Soap System.

Now, for the giveaway! One lucky winner will receive a Lysol No-Touch Hand Soap System and a container of Lysol Dual Action Disinfecting Wipes of their very own! To enter, just use the rafflecopter gadget below!


 

Disclaimer: I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Select on behalf of Lysol. I received the products mentioned above in order to facilitate my honest review. I was not compensated for this post in any other way. Sponsor will fulfill the prize as stated above.

Rizzoli & Isles #Giveaway

This giveaway will end Saturday, August 20th @ 12:01 AM EST.

Rizzoli & Isles
Rizolli & Isles is back for another season of best friends working together. Solving crime never looked this good!

The characters are based on the Rizolli & Isles book series by author Tess Gerritsen whom you might also know from The Surgeon, The Apprentice, and Vanish.

Best friends, Jane Rizzoli (Angie Harmon) and Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander) work side by side using their expertise to figure out the “who done it” as well as the “how done it”. Growing up at opposite ends of the economic spectrum, the two best friends remain strikingly different from one another in many ways. The glamour behind these two powerful, smart and sexy women makes this a must watch show.

Rizzoli & Isles airs on TNT Mondays at 10/9c.

Rizzoli & isles
To celebrate the launch of the new season, I’m giving one lucky reader Rizzoli & Isles Branded Caution Tape and Season 1 on DVD. (And I am incredibly jealous that I can’t keep them both for myself!)

I love Rizzoli and Isles. I started watching at the end of Season 1 and loved it so much that I set my DVR to record every episode – new or not – so that I could see all the episodes that I missed that first season. Now, we’re just a couple of episodes into this season, and I’m loving it just as much. This is my can’t miss show every Monday night.

Enter using the Rafflecopter Gadget below.


Disclaimer: The information and prize has been provided by YouCast and the Turner Influence Network. They are also sponsoring the giveaway and will fulfill the prize to the winner selected.

Rio & National Friendship Day Twitter #Giveaway #RioFriendshipDay

Rio on DVD

Big things are just around the corner! First, this Saturday July 30th, it’s National Friendship Day. Then, on August 2nd, the smash hit RIO releases to Blue-ray and DVD.

I’m working with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment to help celebrate both with a super fun twitter giveaway for my readers!

Rio is celebrating National Friendship Day (July 30) with beach takeovers and ecards.(Learn more about the beach takeovers here: RIO Takes Over Your Beach.)

Rio Beach Takeovers
Also, mall takeovers are happening in these areas, including “Friendship Rio style”  a  2 – 3 hour event  with the Rio trailer played, children engaging making a friendship bracelet, create your own mask, fun Rio activity sheets, write a friendship letter, take the friendship pledge, and watch scenes from the DVD!
(Learn more here: RIO Takes Over Your Mall.)

7000 Arundel Mills Circle Hanover MD
1065 Brea Mall Brea CA
3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway Grapevine TX
6301 N.W. Loop 410 San Antonio TX
5000 Katy Mills Circle Katy TX
3333 Buford Dr., Ste 1000 Buford GA
1201 Hooper Ave. Toms River NJ
One Mills Circle, Suite One Ontario CA
2700 Potomac Mills Circle Prince William VA
301 Mt. Hope Avenue, Ste. 1900 Rockaway NJ
4502 S. Steele St, Ste 1177 Tacoma WA
400 Ernest  Barrett Pkwy. Kennesaw GA
6901 22nd Ave. North St. Petersburg FL
6020 E. 82nd St. Indianapolis IN
8111 Concord Mills Blvd. Concord NC
3 Del Amo Fashion Center Torrance CA

Rio ColoringThe Rio coloring app is available for FREE NOW on Android Market and iTunes App Stores with two characters and one background available for coloring. Once the Rio Blu-ray is released on Aug. 2, the insert included will unlock the additional 10 characters and 4 background within the app. In total: 12 characters and 5 backgrounds OR 60 unique coloring pages.

For those in the LA or NYC areas, a hands-on demonstration of the app will be available at Santa Monica Place in LA and Roosevelt Field Mall on Long Island at a KIOSK with iPads, approximately 40-49” off the ground, easily reachable by children, to try the app.

To celebrate all of the excitement, I get to give away one RIO themed gift bag stuffed with plush Blu and Jewel dolls, a Rio-branded beach ball, stickers, magnetic photo frame, notebook and keychain, as well as beach visors (not pictured).

Rio Friendship Bag with DVD

Since this is a twitter giveaway, all the action will take place on twitter by using the hashtag #RioFriendshipDay. But, I need to be able to pick a winner. So, you’ll need to make sure you include @angievinez in your tweet as well.

What do you tweet?

Almost anything you want – tell me how you plan to spend Friendship Day, tweet me links to cool ideas for friendship day projects, tell me why you love Rio, tweet to your followers about the giveaway with a link to the post. **Just make sure you have @angievinez and #RioFriendshipDay in your tweets.**

Then, you can tweet as much as you want. That’s right! There are unlimited entries in this awesome giveaway.

The giveaway will last from now (July 28th) until NOON ET on August 3rd. After that, I’ll go through all the tweets containing @angievinez and #RioFriendshipDay, and I’ll randomly select a winner.

Ready? Set? TWEET!

Fine Print: Open to US Only. Winner will be randomly selected after the close of the giveaway. Winner will be notified via email upon selection, and will have 48 hours to claim their prize.

Disclaimer: I am not being compensated for this post in any way. The sponsors, (ThinkJam and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) will fulfill the prize as stated above.

Walmart & Box Tops for Education {Giveaway}

This giveaway will end Friday, August 12th @ 12:01 AM EST.

WalmartMy kids go back to school on August 4th. (Can you even believe that? I swear, it was just last week when they got out of school!) Anyway, all summer long, we’ve been saving up our Box Tops. I’m actually quite crazy when it comes to Box Tops. Those little coupons work like cash for my kids’ school, and they’re an easy way for me to help when budget cuts have been so bad. My kids know that you never, ever throw a Box Top away, and we have a special jar to put them in until we can send them in to the school so they can redeem them. When I’m shopping, I always look to see if there’s a Box Top on the item I need, and if there is, I’m much more likely to purchase the item with the Box Top instead of a private label brand.

Right now, you can head to your local Walmart and find up to 70 participating products that each contain 4 Box Tops! It’s literally like Box Top Heaven, given how much I love Box Tops. I received a $25 gift card so that I could head to Walmart myself. I ended up with oodles and oodles of Box Tops, and I left the store giddy with excitement! My kids’ school is gonna love me this year!

You already know how great Walmart is for helping families to save money. Right now you can get your favorite brands like Nature Valley, Cheerios, and Yoplait, and earn cash for the upcoming school year.Walmart Gift Card Giveaway

To learn more about the Box Tops for Education program, and find out more about how you can help contribute to your school, visit www.boxtops4education.com/.

To find out everything you need to know about Walmart, check out their website. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.

In order to encourage you to shop at Walmart and stock up on Box Tops for your family’s school, MyBlogSpark and Walmart have given me a $25 Walmart Gift Card to give away to one lucky reader. Entering is easy! Just use the Rafflecopter widget below.


 

Disclaimer: The information and $25 gift card to Walmart has been provided by Walmart and General Mills through MyBlogSpark. They are also sponsoring the giveaway and will fulfill the prize to the winner selected.

Coby SNAPP Digital Camcorder Giveaway

This giveaway will end Friday, July 29th at 11:59pm EST.

You all know that I am a huge fan of capturing memories and preserving them forever. Whether it’s on film or memory card, still photos or video, it doesn’t matter. Every moment is special, and they can be so much fun to look back on.

coby camcorderI recently received a Coby SNAPP Digital Camcorder as a thank you for putting up a post. Because I already have a fantastic little camcorder, I wanted to offer this awesome little camcorder up to one of my readers.

Here are the details of the camcorder as taken from the COBY website:

Shoot it, share it, SNAPP™ it! Introducing the Coby SNAPP™ CAM3001 from Coby Electronics: This pocket-sized digital camcorder lets you shoot video, take pictures, and play back your files at the touch of a button on a brilliant 1.44″ LCD screen. A built-in SD/SDHC card slot offers expandable memory for more than 2 hours of recording time, and the integrated USB plug eliminates the need for cables. Easy-to-use ArcSoft® video editing software and YouTube™ uploader let you share your videos online in minutes. USB extension cable and hand strap also included.

Features

  • 1.44″ TFT LCD screen
  • 1.3MP CMOS sensor with 4x digital zoom
  • Video resolution: VGA (640 x 480) @ 30fps, AVI file (Motion JPEG codec)
  • Up to 8GB memory with optional SD/SDHC card
  • Edit video and upload to YouTube™ with included ArcSoft® Media Impression software
  • View recorded videos and photos on a TV with the included AV cable
  • Convenient integrated USB 2.0 Hi-speed plug for fast file transfers
  • 2 x “AA” batteries (included) provides over 1.5 hours of power

What’s in the Box

  • AV Cable
  • 2 x “AA” Battery
  • Carrying Case
  • Handstrap

To learn more about the camcorder, check out the COBY website for all the details.

If you’re ready to purchase the camcorder for yourself, head to Amazon.com and purchase one.

Ready to enter the contest and get your shot at winning a Coby SNAPP Digital Camcorder?

Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment below and tell me why you want to win.*

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Fine Print: Contest is open to residents of the US. If you already do any of the above, you qualify. Please leave a comment for each of the extra entries you complete. However, you must first leave the required comment as stated above. Giveaway will end on July 29th at 11:59pm (EST), and the winner will be selected via the “And the Winner is..” plugin. Winner will be notified via email upon selection, and will have 48 hours to claim their prize.

Disclaimer: I am sponsoring this post on my own behalf. I will fulfill the prize as stated above, valued at approximately $30.

New Carefree Acti-Fresh Liners {Review & Giveaway}

carefree acti-fresh linersThis giveaway will end Saturday, July 9th at 11:59pm EST.

It’s another one of those taboo topics today. No one wants to talk about panty liners, even though they’re a necessity in every adult woman’s life.

That’s why Carefree has taken extra steps to be discreet, keeping you feeling fresh all day long. Their new Acti-fresh liners are so thin and absorbent, you will probably forget that you’re even wearing a liner. They are 40% thinner and up to twice as absorbent as the previous Carefree Body Shape Regular Liners. They are soft as your panties and the odor control system keeps you fresh for up to 8 hours. The to-go package design is compact and discreet, perfect for anyone. Carefree Acti-fresh liners are perfect for every day use, (pre-period and post-period), and you can use them while exercising, traveling, or any time you’re on the go!

Carefree sent me a “Freshen Up Essentials” kit, full of every day essentials that today’s woman-on-the-go needs. I received a pack of 20 Carefree Acti-Fresh Liners, a travel size body mist, a travel size baby powder, Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets, Listerine Pocketpaks Breath Strips, a travel size compact mirror, and a cute little travel bag to store it all in.

Lord knows that as a mom-on-the-go with 6 kids, I need something to help me feel fresh all day long. I love the new Carefree Acti-Fresh liners. They really are soft and comfortable, and you don’t even notice that they’re there. I love the new packaging with the little pink daisies, and it’s great that the liner is stuck directly to the wrapper. That means there are no extra strips of paper to deal with.

The entire kit is fantastic. My daughter loved it so much that she wanted to steal it from me! The bag stays in the diaper bag, so whenever we’re on the go, she and I can both use the products inside to stay fresh.

I am really impressed with the new Carefree Acti-Fresh liners and will continue to use them myself. I would also recommend them to any woman – mom or not – that wants to stay fresh no matter what she’s doing.

To learn more about the new Carefree Acti-Fresh liners, check out their website: CarefreeLiners.com (You can also request a free sample while you’re there!)

You can purchase Carefree Acti-Fresh liners at mass merchandise retailers, drugs stores, and grocery stores nationwide. They retail for $1.45/20-ct package, $3.49/54-ct package, or $6.60/120-ct package. It’s an excellent value for an excellent product!

Carefree is graciously offering up TWO (2) 20-ct packages of the new Carefree Acti-Fresh liners for one lucky reader.

To Enter

Visit the Carefree Website and look around. Then, come back here and tell me one feature of the new Acti-fresh liners that impresses you. (Don’t forget to request your free sample while you’re on their website!)
*Mandatory. If this is not done, you cannot win.

Want Extra Entries?

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    Use the re-tweet button above, or here’s a sample tweet:

    • #Win two (2) packs of #Carefree Liners. #Giveaway hosted by @angievinez – Ends 6/22: http://bit.ly/jajrKm
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Fine Print: Contest is open to residents of the US. If you already do any of the above, you qualify. Please leave a comment for each of the extra entries you complete. However, you must first leave the required comment as stated above. Giveaway will end on July 9th at 11:59pm (EST), and the winners will be selected via the “And the Winner is..” plugin. Winners will be notified via email upon selection, and will have 48 hours to claim their prize.

Disclaimer: I was contacted by a representative of Hunter Public Relations on behalf of Carefree. I received the samples mentioned above in order to facilitate my review. I was in no other way compensated for this post. Opinions expressed are 100% my own. The sponsor is fulfilling the prize as stated above.