Monday, August 19, 2013

Ready to ROAR back to school?

It is so incredible that it is back to school week for most here in our town...we go back Monday which is so bittersweet. I cannot believe how fast our summer has gone and how much all the little ones have grown! You know what comes like a tidal wave after school-the holidays! I know, I know it seems like it will be a long way from now until the holidays but it is only 4 short months away! Have your kids started looking at all the new must have toys on the shelf? I know ours have and this year one of the most sought after is dinosaurs. ANYTHING dinosaurs-small toys, big toys, toys that make noise....I have even decided I am going to try to "build" a dinosaur nest in the toy room....will keep you updated on how that goes. So of all the dinosaurs on the market here is our number one new favorite-the VTech Switch & Go Dinos® Jagger the T-Rex! 
This toy is so much fun! He recognizes your voice and is our new must have "rescue dino". He has saved dolls from the castle, roared at the out of control train, and even joined forces with the other rescue dinos to "help" our cat. Here is more on what VTech has to say:

The ultimate kid’s toy, Switch & Go Dinos easily transform between a dinosaur and a vehicle in a few simple steps.
·         Each of the collectible Switch & Go Dinos features high-quality electronics and a unique transformation feature to provide a 2-in-1 imaginative play experience.
·         In dinosaur mode, sound effect buttons emit realistic dinosaur sounds and phrases that teach facts about each dino, providing kids with fun and enriching playtime.

Transform from a motorized construction truck to a powerful dinosaur with VTech's Jagger The T-Rex™! With voice recognition technology, this mighty toy dinosaur is yours to command! This electronic toy fuses two of boys’ favorite things—dinosaurs and vehicles—into one awesome play experience your child will love!

I'm Jagger the T-Rex, and my power is yours to command! Tell me to "go", and I'll make the earth shake with my powerful legs! Or tell me to "eat" and my spike-like teeth and super-strong jaws will leave nothing behind! With your brains and my brawn, we can do anything! Just say the word! VTech's Jagger the T-Rex™ transforms from a super-cool construction crane to a fierce Tyrannosaurus Rex in just a few simple steps. Combined with voice recognition technology, this toy dinosaur is one of the coolest Switch & Go Dinos® yet! Play in truck mode with an awesome rotatable toy crane, a mini-transforming bulldozer, a voice-activated launcher-fired drill bit and realistic crane sound effects. Switch to dinosaur mode to see Jagger's animated dinosaur eyes and his powerful stomping feet. Jagger even recognizes and responds to 24 specific voice commands. Say “Roar with me,” and hear him roar with his voice-activated motorized jaw. Sound effect buttons emit realistic dinosaur sounds and phrases that teach pre-historically awesome dinosaur facts! He’s one of the biggest dinosaurs to roam the earth…and with his crane, now he can move the earth, too!

We found Jagger at many of our local stores and I know he will be a huge hit this holiday season. Not sure if you want a giant dinosaur running around your house? There are 15 other choices including Blister the Velociraptor who happens to be our favorite! 
With so many choices in such a wide price range you are sure to find an amazing dinosaur for your little one. Be sure to enter using the rafflecopter form below to win three assorted smaller dinosaurs from VTech! 
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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Anything Goes Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Anything Goes Giveaway Hop

Anything Goes Giveaway Hop
This event is hosted by The Review Wire and Review Wire Media. All participating blogs will be offering a giveaway of at least $20. So after you enter my giveaway make sure to check out what mystery giveaways the other blogs have to offer. Also, head over to The Review Wire for the Grand Prize...a Gift Set from Keeki Pure & Simple that includes: Pink Lemonade Lotion ($14), a Cheecky Oragnic Lip Shimmer ($8) and a Rasberry Sorbet polish($10). A total Retail Value of $32! Anything Goes event bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. Companies and bloggers, if you would like to participate in group giveaway events like this one, sign up to be emailed about future events hosted by The Review Wire.

Enter below to win Nursing Pillow, Breast Bands, and Milk Bands! Can't wait to win?  Get a free $40.00 nursing pillow for just the $12.95 shipping cost with code FRUGALMOMMY. These oval shaped pillows wrap around mom to make a soft platform for nursing. Remember, “minky” type plush fabrics add $4.95 to the $12.95 shipping cost. Visit to get started.
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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Back to School Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Back To School Giveaway Hop hosted by Sarah's Blog Of Fun!!  We have some terrific prizes to make going back as easy as possible!

Enter using the rafflecopter form below to win a great prize pack curtosity of MyBlogSpark including:

  • 1 box of new Chicken Helper
  • 10" Non-Stick Pan
  • Oven Mitt
  • Scoop & Drain Utensil
  • 30-piece Storage Set
    What a great prize to get you ready for lunches and easy dinners for those busy evenings! 

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    Tuesday, August 6, 2013

    Tea Time

    It is hard to believe that summer will be over for our house in three short weeks...even worse I only have so many summers left before the girls are ready to be with their friends and I am only the taxi. This summer we decided to continue the tradition of "tea time" with lemonade and Cadbury ice cream.
    Step one was to make some delicious lemonade:
    Little miss was in charge of squeezing all the lemons while we boiled the was so easy and such a joy to see her face that she was making all the drinks for the party. MomSelect went above and beyond this year with supplying hats and the most delightful tea set-just look at the detail on the cup:
    Of course this was also one of the hats provided which had all the little girls running around and pretending to be "Princess Kate" (I love that she is such a positive role model).  Of course it would not be a Cadbury High Tea Party without Cadbury ice cream! The biggest hit for the girls was ice cream base with the Carmel swirl...moms on the other hand preferred the dark chocolate coated bars. The ice cream was a perfect treat and just the right size for the girls. All of the mom's had a great time getting a chance to play dress up and wear large hats while pretending the afternoon away with out little princesses. The party was such a success and I could not have asked for a better afternoon with the creamy ice cream bars and refreshing tea cups of lemonade....even the dog had a fantastic time!

    A big thanks go MomSelect and Cadbury #CadburyHighTea for the party kit! 

    Meijer Back-to-School Photo Sweepstakes!

    Meijer is inviting shoppers to post a photo that shows their kids’ unique talents and interests in becoming the next great valedictorian, athlete, humanitarian chef, etc., for the chance to win a $100 Meijer gift card (25 grand prizes). The ‘Most Likely To…’ photo sweepstakes runs from July 28 – Sept. 8, 2013.

    Simply visit Meijer and submit a photo showing what your child is most likely to be when he/she grows up.

    My daughter is going to be a painter....what is your little one's dream?

     “This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.”

    Thursday, August 1, 2013

    2Kool2Skool Hop

    2Kool4Skool Giveaway Hop

    Welcome to the 2Kool4Skool Giveaway Hop

    This event is hosted by The Review Wire and Review Wire Media. The 2Kool4Skool Event has everything you need for back to school school! All participating blogs have a giveaway of at least $25 so hop down the list to see what they have in store for you. Make sure to also check out the Grand Prize over at The Review Wire and enter to win a Back To School Prize Pack worth over $200 in back to school gear including a backpack from eBags, Clothes from French Toast, Elmer's Glue, I See Me Personalized Lunch Box, Gripcase iPad Cover and Swingline.
    Enter using rafflecopter below to win the following prize pack:

    1. Write to Read App & My Little Pony A Canterlot Wedding App
    2.Old El Paso Taco Meal for those quick back to school meals