Thursday, November 29, 2012

Winner Wonderland Hop December 1-15

Welcome to the Winner Wonderland Giveaway Event. This event is hosted by Blog It Forward, Taking Time For Mommy, And The Little Ones Too, Put A Little Umbrella In Your Drink, and My Mommy's World. This event features giveaways with a value of $25 or more at each of the participating blogs! Be sure to visit each blog from the linky below and enter for your chance to win! This event will close on December 15th at 11:59 pm EST. Good Luck and have a winning holiday season!

Want to win an amazing prize pack? I have two to offer-enter using the rafflecopter form below!

Prize Pack #1

Gamer Grub

Pixie Promise Melter Gems

YumEarth Gummy Bears

Bangls Bracelets

Prize Pack #2
Telestrations Game

Chickfila Calendar

Sponsor Highlight Clevamama

I would love to introduce you to one of my new favorite must have products made by Clevamama. Never heard of Clevamama? It an Irish company that is making a big splash in the USA with a product line full of innovation that every mom to be and current mama should have in their home. I had the pleasure to meet the company at the ABC expo and was thrilled to see the products in ultimate favorite is the Splash & Wrap Baby bath Towel.

The towel is very large and keeps mom and baby dry. Not going to lie I even used this when I give our Chinese Crested a bath and it is perfect. My clothes stay dry and wriggling little puppy gets warm and completely covered. We even take ours to the pool because it has a hood and I can carry little miss "like a baby" while keeping my clothes dry. It really is the must have towel for all moms that do not like changing their clothes a million times a day!

Staying with the bath theme Clevamama also has an extra long bath mat that comes with a cushion for mom to use while kneeling giving baby a bath. I love the bath mat because my daughter would always complain that the decals on the bottom would "bite her bottom" and the traditional bath mat never quite reached the back of the tub. The mat is great for anyone that washes two at once since both will get to sit on the cushy mat. The material really does add a little extra cushion to the tub and feels great on bare bottoms. Now back to the cushion-how many times have you washed your child and dealt with the hard floor of the tub? I have tried kneeling on towels but trust me this do not feel great for very long! The cushion included in the bathmat is just the right size to fit next to the tub and is the right amount of "squishy" to keep knees happy...I have even used mine as a pillow while soaking in the tub and it is heavenly.

So the last few highlight products are great for mom and baby but what is bath time without a little fun? The ClevaBath Bath Toys and Tidy Bag make the perfect addition to any tub toy bin. Each is shaped like a certain animal with colors and numbers. We like to make a game of tub time by having our daughter match the colors or find a certain number. It even helps teaching animal sounds by asking what sound the shape makes. I love that they stick to the tub easily and the mesh bag is a quick clean up. At the end of the night we call all animals back to the "barn" and that is it-the bag is suctioned to the side of the shower and dries overnight.

Clevamama has so many other creative products for toilet training, sleeping, safety, and just about anything else you may need for baby! Be sure to enter the giveaway to win your very own Clevamama bath towel, toy & tidy bag, and extra long bath mat!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Beam N Read Hands Free Light-Great Gift Idea!

Have you ever tried reading at night without waking up everyone in the room? I know in my house we are all book worms and love to read before bed....the problem is that once you get super tired you either have to get up and turn off the light or have the side lamp on keeping the other person awake. In my daughters case she would have to climb out of her bunk bed and try to reach the light which could be disastrous. We have tried it all...the lights that clip on the book that fall off easily and  the bendy light that you attach to the wall that just doesn't give enough light once your head blocks the bulb. So when we were offered a chance to review the Beam N Read Hands Free Light I was super excited. The light is valued at $29.95 and is available on Amazon. There are so many great uses for the light including knitting, reading, checking on your child in the night, reading, traveling, and camping. You can find the entire list of uses here.

So what do I think about the Beam N Read LED 6 Deluxe hands Free Light? I think that it has been a life savor for my daughter! She is able to read while in bed without me having to hear her scream that her book light fell off or she just doesn't have enough light. I also love that with a quick flip of the light it turns off and is easily to manipulate for anyone-even my old bones with arthritis! 

How great to have a light without having to worry about carrying around a heavy flashlight....I cannot wait to take ours on the midnight nature hike this weekend! 
Want to win? Use the rafflecopter form below for a chance to win your very own Beam N Read light- 10 winners will walk away with this amazing prize! 
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 Disclaimer-- I participated in a campaign on behalf of Fashionista Events hosted by Still Blonde after all these Years and Modly Chic for Fashion:  I received a review product as a thank you for participating. Fashionista Event bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Holiday Shopping delived to your door!

So as you know holiday shopping can be a nightmare for me especially when it comes to my sister in law. Last year I finally gave up hope and went with a thoughtless last minute gift card...which I could tell was received with a little bit of anger. I know I am one of the hardest people to shop for and so is my sister in law so I think she felt that if she was going to but in the effort then so should I but I literally could think of nothing! Well this year was going to be different-I was determined to find something Eco-friendly and practical for her every day life. Lucky me I was introduced to Soylicious dot com Soy Candles. I know what you are thinking-a candle is a candle right? Not so much these are by far the best smelling scents I have come across in a LONG time. Just look at all the great possibilities:
I personally love the Dickens Christmas scent that is available in candles and in melter gems for the month of November-that means you can get this if you order from Aimee by weeks end so hurry as I am sure you won't be disappointed! Here is a great deal if you order by the end of the week you will get $5 off $25 or more before shipping (just email
So what is a melter gem you ask? Only the greatest gift idea ever for those that want something a little different from your traditional candle. They are crystals that have been colored and infused with high quality fragrance oil. You put the gems in a melter or warmer and the smell just fills the home in a pleasant not overpowering way. Melter gems also have a ring in each pack valued between $10-$1000. Can you imagine not only giving a wonderful smelling gift but also a fantastic ring.
There are just so many possibilities at Soylicious dot com including the Country Kitchen Collection which will be great for my mother in law and the elementals collection that is great for someone that wants a little bit of pop to their candle. I know that Soylicious dot com is a quick growing company that will be well received because it is not only functional but quality products. Right now Aimee is even offering a great special where you can join her team for $0.99! What a great way to get in the door and start making money working for yourself. Wishing you all a happy holiday and eager to hear what scent you choose from Soylicious dot com!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Holiday Turkey Hunt

It's that time of year again... the great Holiday Turkey Hunt brought to you by the wic project! This year I will be giving away an amazing magnetic bracelet worth $75 that you get to custom make-what a great holiday gift!

Be sure to enter using rafflecopter below and enter for the grand prize a $120 Amazon gift card!

12 Days Gifts Galore

Welcome to 12 Days of Gifts Galore hosted by Tales from the Nursery & Mama's Baby Cupcakes.

Enter below using the rafflecopter from two great games:

1. Sonny the Seal 

2. Stop N Go 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

No Thanksgiving toddler mess this year!

So let me flash back to the end of August....the first day of school to be exact. I had the perfect outfit picked out for all the great pack to school pictures and was eager to get that perfect shot of my daughter entering her classroom. I am not sure what I was thinking but I got her dressed BEFORE breakfast-I good not have made a bigger mistake. Milk, cereal, juice and some sticky marshmallow thing my husband gave her was all over the outfit within minutes. Since we just got back from vacation and had a mile high pile of laundry my outfit replacement choices were slim. Whey did I not just put her in a bib you say? Well she is a big girl and refuses to wear anything that could remotely resemble something for babies so my choices are cover her in a towel or go without-that was until I attended the ABC Expo. While wandering down an isle looking for an appointment I happened to stumble across kiddologic. The product was just being launched at the expo so this is a real up and coming hot of the presses kind of must have. The bibit-all will be your ultimate lifesaver-it is lightweight, has sleeves, and best of all 100% water proof.

I love that the bibit all has no straps, snaps, or Velcro. It easily pulls over the head and stays put until you are ready to remove. No more sleeve edges stained in sauce thanks to the ribbed cuffs on the sleeve. We have used our bibit all at mealtime and for all the fun little art projects. My daughter also loves to help cook so this is perfect to protect her clothes while she bakes or cooks in the kitchen. I am very excited to use our bibit all at Thanksgiving this year-just imagine I can put little miss in a dress and keep it clean! We have always had to change her dress before eating on special occasions and some family member always gets a photo of her eating in jammies or play clothes-no more thanks to the bibit all! Be sure to visit our holiday gift guide for features of all the must have products this year!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Have you ordered your holiday cards?

Ok so I must admit I am a little into the holidays this season. Usually I am just eh about Christmas but for some reason this year I feel compelled to get into the holiday spirit. Maybe it it because all the kids are the right age and really love all the lights and sparkly decorations. One of my favorite thing to do every year is make the Christmas is my chance to show our extended family what we have been up to during the year. Now I used to go to the mall and get family pictures done and printed on cards but it gets so expensive and we ALWAYS look so fake and posed. Last year we decided to use Tiny Prints and were able to make a great card full of our vacation memories. This year we are doing a card with three photos-one of the family and two of the pets...even thinking of dressing up the pups as elves. If you are still on the look out for a great deal visit the special offers page and see the endless holiday card possibilities! 

Black Friday & Cyber Monday- are you ready?

Are you going black Friday shopping this week? I have gone back and forth deciding if the crowds are worth the deals but in the end will probably be out bright and early. Now even though the deals are great I will be using coupons this year....I know it is something I have never thought of until I received and email from RetailMeNot about their Black Friday Page and Cyber Monday Page. RetailMeNot is the largest online coupon site in the US and is the number one resource for online shopping this holiday have no idea how many times I have gone to buy something online and searched RetailMeNot for a coupon and usually end up with a nice percentage off or free shipping. A very recent example is a bridesmaid dress I needed for a friends wedding- dress retails at $250 so I search quickly for a coupon and get 30% off and free shipping making my cost $172.

Now I know some of you don't like to search for coupons or forgot where you found them....happens multiple times a day in this house- I bookmark things only to lose the bookmark! RetailMeNot offers a great Deal Alerts program and newsletter so you will never miss out on any of the new coupons. My favorite part of the entire site is the free shipping tab. It is an entire tab of the website dedicated to available free shipping offers which is great when you are shopping for something available at multiple locations like that crazy little fijit on my daughters list! With the average shopper spending $171 per person you need to find a way to save a little anyway you can. Happy shopping this week weather it be online or in store and don't forget your coupons!

Disclosure: “This is a sponsored post from One2One Network and All opinions stated are my own.” 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Holly Jolly Jubilee

Are you ready to win some fantastic prizes? Right now you can win the following prize pack on free & frugal mommy of one using the rafflecopter form below:

  YAK apparel replica hat of choice and

Your choice of Safari Ltd replica

Be sure to hop around to each blog for great prizes and to enter to win the grand prize- Little Tikes Grow & Cook Kitchen & a $25 Amazon Gift Code- Good Luck! 
a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclosure: Formula Mom, Fabulous Finds by Tiffany, and the Holly Jolly Jubilee bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that fail to fulfill their prizes.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Gift Guide Highlight-The Christmas Angel

Have you ever heard of elf on the shelf? We do not have one but my understanding is that you put the elf in different places around the house to make children behave. While that is a fantastic idea if you want your child to behave for Santa but we really wanted to get back to the real message of Christmas. Have you heard of The Christmas Angel? While attending the ABC Expo I came across a fantastic team that created The Christmas Angel. It is a way to incorporate the true meaning of Christmas into the holidays. So this great little keepsake box includes the story, angel, angel dust, and book.

So how does it work? Each night you read the story about the Christmas Angel to your child and then watch the magic of the “angel” work. While your child is sleeping you then put a message in the gold dust for an action that your child can do for someone else. Amazing idea-teach your children that the holidays are about family and random acts of kindness not about the never ending Christmas list. I personally think this is a great way to teach any child about humanity and my daughter has even started sending prayer request to her angel...for other people! Just last night she said “gold angel can you use your tinker belle dust and make my bear have a great day at school”. While this was a little far fetched I am proud she is starting to pray and wish for things for other people other than herself. You can find The Christmas Angel on Facebook and twitter.  The Christmas Angel is available for purchase online or you can use the store finder here. Right now if you can even sign up for 25 days of messages! Each day you will receive an email with a message and how you can put the action to use in your house. Such a great gift to start the holiday season!

Great Holiday Gift Idea for family & friends

I know I cover a ton of great ideas for kids every day but I wanted to add a few grown up gift to the holiday gift guide this year. I personally love to give something that will be used well past the holidays and actually enjoyed by the receiver. Flash back for the past ten years of my sister in law giving me angel nicknack's and you can imagine why I try to put thought into my gifts. The biggest problem I have with my family is that they really don't need or want much...we usually end up buying a last minute restaurant gift card that feels so blah. So what better gift then something fun and unique that can be used the whole year- The California Wine Club!

I love the idea of a wine club because you get to try some of the smaller award-winning wineries not found in store. There are so many great choices on to pick from and if you are not sure there is a wine consultant to help you with all your questions-good luck finding that kind of service and knowledge at your local grocery store! So now on to the most important part-how was the wine? I have to admit I love white, fruity wine so when a bottle of red came to the house for review I was a little hesitant. To my surprise the red was not bitter like some of the others I have had and actually enjoyed the whole glass.  The white wine offered was absolutely delicious and perfect for our dinner party. Each guest agreed that they would purchase the wine again because of the perfect blend of flavors. If you are looking for a great non traditional gift that will be delivered right to your loved ones door The California Wine Club is the perfect solution!
This review was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own. I received a 2 month Membership to the California Wine Club for the purpose of this review.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Pinypon Party- great gift idea!

As the holiday approaches I thought what better way to get in the holiday spirit then have a party with friends! Mommyparties came through once again and sponsored a Pinypon party for my daughter and her friends! Pinypon are this great little mini-dolls perfect for any fashionista or imagination. The pieces interchange so you can make many new dolls and change their facial expressions-each doll has two daughter's favorite is the purple hair "mermaid girl" that winks. We absolutely love that you can mix & match everything-dresses, accessories, hairstyles, and faces! 

I personally love that the dolls are great for the 4-8 year old crowd...finally one toy that everyone can share and play with together! Little miss absolutely loved the "camper" as she calls it...the top comes off and become a boat. It is such a functional toy with each and every piece flowing into the next for a great play experience. I think that is a great one for building free play and imagination. Every little girl at the party was able to create their perfect doll and stayed engaged with the dolls until it was time for snack.  I cannot wait to continue adding to our pinypon collection! 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Ready for the holiday madness?

Next Friday is officially the craziest shopping day of the year! Will you be joining all the people hoping for a great deal? I have done black Friday with my family for as long as I can remember and each year I think it gets a little bit crazier. This year I am proud to say that I have finished my holiday shopping and whatever I find will probably be bought online....not only do I NOT have to worry about getting run over but whatever I buy comes straight to my door (and we all know how I hate going out in the cold). So to lighten the holiday spirit I thought I would share a great youtube video on the best gift gone wrong:

Here to shopping online and staying sane this season-be on the lookout for more additions to the 2012 gift guide! 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Happy Holidays Giveaway Hop

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Welcome to the Happy Holidays Giveaway Hop hosted by Mom to Bed by 8 and Life With Two Boys!

The holidays will be before you know it so to make things a little easier on you and your wallet we decided to give you an opportunity to WIN your gifts this year! Several awesome blogs have to come together to bring you some amazing prizes that will look great sitting under your tree Christmas morning. After you enter our giveaway make sure you hop around to the rest of the participating blogs for more chances to win!

Along with all of the individual prizes we also have TONS of awesome Grand Prizes for everyone on your list including Baby, Kids (boys and girls), Teens, and Adults. The Grand Prizes include a Babyhome Emotion Stroller, Little Tikes Classic Castle, Pillow Pets Dream Lites, Pillow Racers, Furby, $50 The Children's Place Gift Card, Nokia Lumia 900, and a Keurig Elite Brewing System!

Enter the Grand Prizes here!
Want to win a great prize for that special someone in your life?
 We are offering two great prize packs! 

1. Clevamama bath prize pack including bath mat, towel, and toys

2. Puppy Luv Glam dress for your toddler

Enter using rafflecopter below!

Gift Guide Highlight Puppy Luv Glam

During the holiday season I love to try to find trendy clothes as well as toys for little miss. This year I found the perfect addition to our wardrobe at the ABC Family Expo-Puppy Luv Glam! That is right I said OUR wardrobe...the company makes amazing coordinated looks for sizes newborn to juniors. Just look at this adorable zebra print dress:

Not only are the clothes adorable but the story behind the company makes me want to fill my wardrobe with Puppy Luv Glam dresses. The owner of the company began the business from necessity-while trying to find her daughter cute puppy themed clothes all that was found was boyish clothes. We have all been there....browsing the baby section only to find that the only dog themed clothes are blue and usually include bone patterns. So Puppy Luv Glam was born! My daughter loves that her dress is "sparkly" because of the authentic swarovski crystals and I like that I can just wash and go the dress without worrying because of the durability. So far our dress has been covered in so many different foods and paint and looks just as great as the day it arrived. I am really amazed at how the black is not fading and getting that weird dingy grey color-especially since we wear our dress multiple times a week.

Do you want to know my favorite thing about the company? They give back! You know how I love green companies and companies that try to make a difference so of course when I heard the Puppy Luv Glam donates part of the proceeds to the animal shelter I was even more in love. Not only do you get to look fabulous but you can make a statement that animals are just as important in your family as the people. What a great holiday gift for that fashionista in your life to not only support a great cause but look great at the same time! Be sure to follow Puppy Luv Glam on facebook and enjoy your 2012 gift guide!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Christmas Gifts for Kids Hop

With the holiday shopping season upon us, zuuzs introduces their holiday shopping page. We all have price points in mind while shopping for our friends and family, so zuuzs has made it easier for you to find the best deals according to your budget. Make sure to check it out! And as always, you get cash back on everything you buy through

To help with your Holiday Shopping for your kids, zuuzs is offering the Grand Prize of a KidKraft Grand Espresso Corner Kitchen. Go over to Makobi Scribe and enter to win the Grand Prize! Then hop around all the other blogs participating in the Christmas Gifts Hop for kids below. *the grand prize may be substituted to a similar item to suit the winner's child
 Use the Rafflecopter form below to win the following prize pack:
1. Smoobee Magic No Cry Brush

2. Lil' Teammates (2 winners)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Holiday travel season is upon us!

Holiday travel season is here which means countless hours in the car traveling back home! While I love going home for the holidays I hate what is does to my hair, snacks everywhere, and snowy footprints on the back of every chair. Well I decided to get a new puppy blanket for the back to keep the hair away and have implemented a no shoe policy on long drives. Now for the snack problem-have you every really tried one of those "spill proof" snack cups? My daughter has managed to figure out how to make everything spill...she spreads the rubber part and shakes the cup upside down until there are a million tiny crackers everywhere which means I have two dogs fighting to get these snacks spilled everywhere while trying to drive usually in the snow. We have tried Ziploc back, Tupperware, and even cutting holes in the top of those disposable cups from fast food places. Nothing has worked so when I came across the Munchie Mug at the ABC Expo I must admit I was a bit skeptical. After the demonstration and turning the cup upside down a million times I was eager to get home and give it to little miss. I must admit I was very happy watching her shake that cup like a mad lady without anything coming out....with every frustrated shake I was waiting for the crackers to fly but guess what nothing! I mean absolutely no crackers, goldfish, fruit snacks-nothing....I have even been brave enough to try grapes cut into little snips. Normally nothing like that would come into the car because I am not a fan of finding rotting fruit all over the car but she could only get her snack out and not shake them all over the car. The cup even comes with a lid to put on the left over snack to keep it fresh...just look at this amazing snack cup
The secret really is the patented spandex opening that bounces back into place and is super easy to get the snack from. Now a little about the Munchie Mug family- they are a small family run company that really care about the product. I had a chance to chat with them about their cup and I must say each was super friendly and really cared about the product. The Munchie Mug is made in USA from 100% recycled material and is BPA, Phthalate, PVC free. It is available in pink, blue, yellow, and green and is available for purchase here.  If you want one less ground up snack in your carpet order now before the holiday rush....I only wish I knew about the Munchie Mug two years ago!

Melissa & Doug Terrific Twenty List and Giveaway

Are you ready for a chance to win a Melissa & Doug Terrific Twenty prize? Right now you can visit Melissa & Doug on Facebook everyday for a chance to win!

Guess what-Melissa & Doug have offered one of my readers a change to win one Terrific Twenty toy-that means two chances for you to win! Enter below using rafflecopter to win your very own trunki!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

It's in the bag giveaway hop 11/5-11/18


Welcome to the It's in the Bag Giveaway Hop hosted by Life With Two Boys and With Our Best! This is a "what's in your purse?" themed giveaway hop and will feature a variety of products that women find in their purse. Each of the participating blogs has an awesome prize worth at least $25 so after you enter my giveaway be sure to hop around to the rest of the blogs on the linky below.

Ready to win? Use the rafflecopter form below to win the following prize pack:

Your choice of i like book