$400 Happy Holidays Giveaway - Ends 12/14

Sunday, November 30, 2014

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DISCLOSURE:  This giveaway is sponsored by All About Parents.  This blog did not receive any compensation for promoting this giveaway.   

The holiday season is now in full swing! Our Christmas tree is up and Christmas shopping has begun.  So, I'm excited to bring you this great giveaway!  Two winners will each win a $100 Walmart Gift Card and a $100 Amazon.com Gift Card! That could buy so many presents! Good luck!

New Influenster App Now Available for iPhone! #InfluensterApp #Influenster

DISCLOSURE:   This post was written as part of the BlogSTAR VirtualVox program from Influenster. As a member of Influenster, I receive complimentary products to try and review.  All opinons are my own.

If you've been following the blog for awhile, then you may have seen some posts where I reviewed several products that I received through the VoxBox programs from Influenster.   In addition to the Influenster website, they now have an app that you can use when you're on the go.

For those not familiar with Influenster, it is a site where members learn about new products and share their opinions on products and experiences.  Select members are chosen to participate in VoxBox campaigns where they receive full size products to try and review.    The most active members can also earn rewards for their activities.

With the Influenster app, you can complete campaign activities, write reviews, ask questions and even scan an item's barcode to quickly pull up product reviews or ask a question about it before you buy it!

I've had a lot of fun with it so far.  I've gone around the house scanning everything I see with a bar code to see if it comes up.  I've even left some reviews on some of those products.  The more you write reviews and ask questions, the better your chances are at being picked to receive a VoxBox.

The app is currently only available for iOS.  You can download the app from the Apple App Store. The Android version should be available soon.

Our #DisneyKids Preschool Playdate

DISCLOSURE:  I received free products from MomSelect and the Walt Disney World Resort in order to host a Disney Kids Preschool Playdate.  The opinions expressed here are my own.

My family and I love all things Disney.  In fact, we just returned from a week-long visit to the Walt Disney World resort this past Sunday (our first on-property stay that I'll blog about later!).  To top off the excitement of our Disney trip, we were also chosen to host a #DisneyKids Preschool Playdate!

Hosts had a choice of one of three themes for their party: Sophia The First, Jake and the Neverland Pirates and Mickey Mouse.  Since we had hosted a #DisneySide party in the past with a Mickey Mouse theme and the fact that my preschooler isn't really into Sophia, we chose Jake and the Neverland Pirates!  My 4-year-old son loves Jake and the Neverland Pirates.  We even did a Jake theme for his birthday party last year.

Fisher Price Ultimate Playdate - Round 2 #RSVPPlaydate

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

DISCLOSURE: I received free products from Vocalpoint in order to host a Fisher Price Ultimate Playdate.  All opinions are my own.

After having so much fun hosting the first round of Fisher Price Ultimate Playdates back in September, I was so excited to be chosen again to host a party for the second round!  Hosts were again sent two toys to review, as well as some fun party supplies.

This time I received:
  • Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Chair
  • Fisher Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Grey Laptop
  • T-shirts
  • Certificates
  • Gift bags
  • Coupons
  • Photo booth props
  • Napkins
  • $10 Target gift card
  • Information sheet

Clean Like A Pro With Zep #ZepCleansters

Thursday, November 20, 2014

DISCLOSURE:  I received free products from Crowdtap to facilitate this review.  All opinions are my own.

I have to admit, I'm terrible at cleaning.  I am far from a domestic goddess.  My husband is actually the one who takes care of the majority of the house cleaning (as well as other household duties).  So, when it comes to household cleaning products, I'm pretty clueless.  I know the big name brands and what they're used for, but I couldn't tell you which products work best for certain cleaning tasks.

Recently, I had the opportunity to try two cleaning products from Zep.  I hadn't really heard of the brand before, other than with a sample of a floor cleaner that I received through a different site.  I ended up not even trying it and giving it away to my Mom since she has hardwood floors and we have carpet.

Ricola Revitalizing Herb Drops #swissherbs

Monday, November 17, 2014

DISCLOSURE:  I received free samples from Crowdtap to facilitate this review.  All opinions are my own.

It's cold and flu season.  Everyone in my family has already come down with a cold, at least once.  I had one that lasted several weeks!  I hate being sick!

This week we are vacationing at Walt Disney World.  We can be kind of hard core in our touring.  We're visiting parks every day and making sure to hit Rope Drop (arriving before the park opens) so we can maximize the time spent when it's not so crowded.  That means getting up early and staying out late.  The parks can be pretty germy with kids everywhere and people touching everything.  We made sure to bring hand sanitizer with us and to wash our hands before eating.

I also brought along a pack of Ricola Revitalizing Herb Drops that I was sampling.  While the drops aren't meant to prevent or treat a cold, they do restore energy with a mix of B vitamins, Swiss alpine herbs and ginseng.  Two drops provide 20% of the Adult Daily Value of Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12.

Purex Crystals Aromatherapy Coupon #Giveaway - Ends 11/26

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Welcome to the Purex Crystals Aromatherapy Coupon Giveaway

Hosted by: SaraLee's Deals Steals & Giveaways 

Sponsored by: Purex

DISCLOSURE: SaraLee's Deals Steals & Giveaways received free products to facilitate this giveaway post.  This blog did not receive any compensation for promoting this giveaway.   

I love the smell of clean laundry! And now there are so many great products out there that can make doing the laundry fun and relaxing!  I'm excited to offer you the chance to win a coupon for Purex Crystals Aromatherapy!

Purex Crystals Aromatherapy is more than an in-wash scent booster – it’s a way to express yourself and discover new joys in life. Floral and citrus scents have been blended with aromatherapy essential oils to infuse your clothing with indulgent and refreshing aromas that revitalize your spirit.

Folgers Flavors Review #FolgersFans

DISCLOSURE:  I received free products from Crowdtap to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.

I love coffee.  I probably drink at least two cups a day. Sometimes more, if I'm really tired.  If I don't start my day with coffee, then I'm usually sluggish and not as alert during the day.

We usually don't buy flavored coffees in our household.  I find they don't taste as good as what you can get at the coffee shop.  We tend to stick with medium to dark roasts.  My husband just adds a little bit of cream, while I like to add cream and something to sweeten the coffee a little -- usually Splenda or sugar.  But, when we go to somewhere like Starbucks, I'll order something flavored, like a Caramel Macchiato or a Peppermint Mocha.

$350 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway - Ends 11/17

Monday, November 3, 2014

Welcome to the Fan's Choice $350 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

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DISCLOSURE:  This giveaway is sponsored by All About Parents.  This blog did not receive any compensation for promoting this giveaway.   

I'm so excited to bring you this amazing giveaway! With Christmas just around the corner, this would be so helpful with buying gifts for your loved ones and friends! Good luck! 

This giveaway will run from November 3rd - November 17th 4:00 AM.
Deb asked her fans what was the next giveaway they wanted. Gift cards or money was the number one thing. So Deb from All About Parents made it happen!
There are a lot of amazing bloggers joining in on this giveaway! Make sure you show them some extra special love!
This should cover some Christmas presents or what ever else you want or need!
I hope everyone has fun and good luck!

Disclosure: Deb from All About Parents is sponsoring this giveaway herself.   If you should have any questions about this giveaway,  please feel free to ask. In no way is this giveaway associated with Amazon, Facebook or any other social media site you might see it on. Thanks for participating!

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty - Review #Birchbloggers #BirchboxBookClub

DISCLOSURE:  I received a free book from Birchbox as part of the Birchbox Book Club to read and review.  All opinions are my own.

I'm not really much of a reader.  When this book arrived and I started reading it, my kids stared at me in disbelief.  Are you reading a book??  They hardly ever see me reading a bookLet alone a 458-page hardcover book!

Over the summer, I had seen Big Little Lies mentioned on many Top Summer Reads lists.  So, when I was offered the chance to read and review the book, I was excited! If I was going to be reading a book, at least it was going to be good!

I hadn't seen or read anything from Liane Moriarty prior to receiving Big Little Lies, so I wasn't sure what to expect.  I'll have to admit the size of the book was pretty intimidating.  I haven't read anything this long since the last Harry Potter book!