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Santa’sHideout.com: Safe, Easy & Magical Gifting

“What does Katie want for Christmas?”; “How about Sarah?” ; “And Megan?”; “And you and Tony?”

The answer to all of these questions vary, of course, but I find myself telling people the same things over and over again.  Partially because I am on auto answer and partially because I just can not remember every single thing that my kids and husband have said they want while being asked.  Usually because something else is going on or someone is crying or I am just that tired!

Well now there is a FREE parent controlled, fun and magical website where kids can make their list for Santa.  And the best part?  You can SHARE it!

SantasHideout.com is so incredibly easy to sign up for and use!  It takes two steps to get started.  Just enter your name and email and such and then the pertinent information for whichever kids you want to help make a list!

After you enter the child’s name, you can add how many things you want on the list and the price limit for each item!  When you hit “Create List”, a page comes up that you can type the item in.  And – this is my favorite part – the term is auto – searched on Amazon.com!  So, for instance, on Katie’s, I typed Crayola and up popped Amazon’s entire selection of Crayola items!

I clicked a few that I knew she would love and it loaded it to her list!  Now, once I get a hang of this and can wrangle the children one by one, they will choose from the toys they want on their list.  But I am having so much fun playing on the site myself!

Once my daughter’s lists are done, I can share them with family and friends which a) gives them options and b) keeps me from answering the “what do they want” question.  You can even share it on Facebook and Twitter and Email if you want!  When they are ready to buy, they just click the product on the list and it takes them to item on Amazon!  How cool is that?

In addition to the lists that you create, you can also have Santa send an email to your kids from Santa’s Desk!  There are recipes, tips and tricks for holiday gift giving and so much more, too!

This is a great site for kids!  This is a great site for adults!  Think electronic Letters to Santa minus the need to remember everything your kids asked for!  And your husband too, if you so choose!

Take a moment and check out SantasHideout.com!    Follow Santa’s Hideout on Twitter!  Like Santa’s Hideout on Facebook!

**This a sponsored post.  All writings and opinions are my own.  Please see my Disclaimer Page for more information. Santa’sHideout.com is a product of Conde Nest. ** 

MoonPig.com Greeting Cards Website FUN Review

It is my pleasure to tell all of you about the neatest thing I have stumbled on in years!

MoonPig.com satisfied all of your greeting card needs in a fast, fun, easy to use website!  Based out of the UK (there are no international charges in the US, however), MoonPig.com lets you choose, upload photos to, personalize and mail your greeting cards for all kinds of occasions right from their website!

From birthday cards to holiday cards, get well cards, and so many more, MoonPig.com literally has a card for every occasion! There is even a card to congratulate a teen for passing their driving test!

And all categories have classic cards, funny cards, photo upload cards and more!  There are even some… ahem.. naughtier cards if you want to send something a little spicy for the one you love!  And with every one, you can add a special message, personalize it to a person and MoonPig.com will print it and mail it directly to you or to the recipient!  You can even add your own written signature.

I decided to choose three holiday cards for business associates and one for my parents for Thanksgiving!  I had a hard time deciding with all of the greeting card selections, but when I did, MoonPig.com guided me thorough the super easy process of making them personal.

And once I checked out, and paid $3.99 a card (compare that to the stores!)!

This is a GREAT, fun and easy website that helps you send greeting cards to those you love, work with or appreciate!  The art of mailing a card has gotten lost, I think, in the hustle and bustle of today!  So having a website that will do it for you is a wonderful thing!

Join the Prepay Club and keep your account funded for even faster personalized greeting cards!  AND, if you do, you will get 20% off your orders!

And just to make this site even more fun and easy to use, you can download the FREE MoonPig.com app to your iPhone!  I did it in about one minute!  I can now send cards from my phone!  The Android app will be out soon too!

Try it out and let me know what you think!  If you need my address for my card, just let me know!

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Roots USA: Quality Leather + Breast Cancer Watches

A month or so ago, I was the lucky recipient of a gift certificate to Roots USA!  I ordered the cutest yellow clutch and was thrilled when I got it and saw the amazing quality of the real leather purse!

I have been meaning to share this wonderful site with you since then!

Well, today I got an email from Roots USA telling me that they have some beautiful watches and that 10% of all sales will be donated to Breast Cancer Research through Rethink Breast Cancer! Just go to Roots.com and type “Breast Cancer” in the search box to find them!

What a perfect message to share with you!   And if you shop through ShopAtHome.com using your Roots Coupons, you will get 4% back on your purchases!

And right now you can get 15% off your purchases and free shipping on orders over $125!

Head over to Roots USA and shop around!  I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised like I was at the affordable quality of their leather goods and check out these great watches for an amazing cause!

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WholesaleCostumeClub.com Website Review

It is almost here.  That time to dress up the kids, hand them a bucket, and send them out to collect a myriad of candy in the name of Trick-or-Treating.  It is a favorite time in our house!

And it can be an expensive time as well!  That is why I am so glad that there are great websites with quality products that I can search and order from that won’t break my piggy bank!

Like WholesaleCostumeClub.com, the Halloween superstore that carries it all for very affordable prices!

I grabbed my middle daughter, Sarah, who is in need of a costume for this year’s festivities and combed through outfit after outfit with her.  She could not decide between a girls Disney costume or one of her favorite TV costumes.  With so many choices, the “I want that’s” were getting out of hand.

So, I narrowed it down and made her choose from the Disney costumes.

It was between the Snow White child’s costume and the Tinkerbell Ballerina Costume.  After deciding that she and Megan could both be Tinkerbell’s, I sat her down, waited for my knee to wake up and pushed order!  At under $20, it was totally affordable!

The costume arrived, much to Sarah’s happiness – and mine because she would finally stop asking about it, and she tried it on!  It fit her just right and she wore it the rest of the day.  And the next day.

The costume is great!  Good quality, easy to get a little one into and easy for a child to move in.  Perfect for a night of door to door candy collecting!

And then she dressed Megan up in her costume, left over from last year, and they had a grand ole time as twin Tinkerbell’s!  I can not wait for Halloween to dress them up!

On your Halloween costume shop, be sure to check out WholesaleCostumeClub.com and check out their great deals and amazing selection!

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*CLOSED* Mixbook.com Review, Giveaway, & Discount Code

I am photo album sorting challenged.  Honestly, I have 3700 photos, no lie, stacked behind me to sort.  They are almost 2 years old!

I just don’t have the time anymore!

But what I DO have time for are photo books!

I LOVE photo books!

And now, I have found a new (to me) website that has some really unique designs, options, and is easy to use!

Mixbook.com is a great photo site that lets you create beautiful photo books, calendars and much more.  All with NO download and easy transfer of pictures from all of your online photo storage sites!

I love it!

I ordered an 11×8.5 Landscape style book with the Rustic Charm page layout.

I chose my photos from my Flickr account and went to work dragging them to the box I wanted them in.  10 minutes later, I was done and ordering my book full of summertime photos that would have otherwise been stuck in my phone, my camera, or cyberspace forever!

I got my book, beautifully bound, clear and wonderful photos laid out in the perfect format in a few days!  I now prominently display it on my desk for everyone to see!

You can get your own, easy to create, fun to get Photobooks by Mixbook by heading over to their website!  Be sure to check out their Current promotions at Mixbook.com!  

But only through my blog you can get 20% off any order by using discount code ADAYIN20 (1 use per customer account)

AND Thanks to the awesome people at Mixbook.com, you can also WIN an 11×8.5 Photo NOW!

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*CLOSED* Totsy.com Product Review and Giveaway

Have you heard of Totsy?  The private online sales site for kids, women and families?

Well, let me introduce you to the site whose premise is to bring the highest name brands to members at up to 90% off!

With three young daughters who are growing by the minute and the budget getting tighter and tighter, I am always looking for high quality clothing and accessories but at bargain prices. 

So Totsy is the online store that is right up my alley!

OK, so here are the basics.  Totsy launches what they call “Flash Sales”.  These flash sales mostly start at night, when you and I are sitting, having a glass of wine, and relaxing after a hard day of mommyhood!  The sales are a fast way to unload inventory by top names at bargain basement prices!  It looks like most of the sales last about 4 or 5 days and, I am quickly learning, you’d better strike while the iron is hot!

Once you sign up to be a member of Totsy, you will be on the list to get emails about these sales!  Once you choose an item and put it in your cart, you have a certain amount of time to purchase it before it goes back out for sale.  But don’t worry, you’ll buy it all right away!  Like I did!

The prices are ridiculous low!  Nicole Miller tops and pants sets for $11.50?  Really?  Normally they sell for $48 or more in retail stores!

I ordered 3 outfits….  shhhhhhhhhhhh.

I spent $34.50 and got free shipping!  In stores I would have spent $118.50!  Saving $84 makes me feel really good!  Especially on some really cute clothes!

All of the deals are like that thought.  Clothes for girls, boys and women along with accessories, backpacks, shoes, spa treatments… even vacations!

In addition to many items that ship free right now (use code JULY4), Totsy also gives you $15 for every friend you refer!

That is pretty cool!

Totsy was kind enough to send me a Project Kool lunch bag and pencil case to check out and review!  I love that the lunch bag is eco-friendly and that the girls can draw all over it without a care in the world!  And since it will replace Katie’s paper bags in the fall, they won’t end up in a landfill! 

The lunch bag is sturdy, colorful and a great size for everyday lunches!  And the pencil case could easily fit every pen, pencil and crayon that she could possibly need for her entire elementary career!  And since it is made of durable cloth meant to withstand the cramming of items into it, as well as wash after wash, she may just still have it when entering junior high too!

The good people at Totsy are offering one of my readers the same lunch bag and pencil case that I got!

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Tiny Prints & Business Cards

Are you headed to a blogging conference this summer? Do you have your promotional materials ready? I would say the number one item you MUST have on hand is creative, unique, attention grabbing business card!

Tiny Prints, one of my favorite photo and printing sites, does Business Cards! Did you know that?

I have never been to a blogging conference but am actively seeking sponsors so I may go to one. But I have often planned in my head, should I get to go to one, how I would ever keep up with all of the people I meet and the business cards I receive – and hand out?

Throwing them in my purse is really not an option, and besides, the ones I receive will just fall out when I take mine out.

And I can not really carry around a binder or shoe box!

So, I think I will go digital!

I will have a compartment in my purse for cards I get, and one for the ones I hand out.  But to be sure I don’t lose any, I think I will use my trusty Smartphone camera and snap pictures of the cards I get!

I know I will not lose my phone, that is permanently attached to me now, so neither will I lose a card!

Plus, after snapping the photo of the card, I can email it to myself with reminders of which person I met that goes with each card!

No more awkward emails about how I loved the story of your daughter when you only have sons!

This I have done!

And when I get home with my stash of business cards from companies, bloggers, and sponsors, I will put them in my card binder and have the paper copy as well!

Come on, that is brilliant right?  Brilliant enough for someone to send me to a conference to test it out?!?

Hey, a girl has to try, right?

While I am waiting on my magical sponsor, however, I will be designing and having my new business cards done by TinyPrints.com!

Already having been a recipient of TinyPrint.com products, I know the high quality, unique charm that the company brings to each project and I am excited to see what they can do to help me advertise my blog thorough my 50 Business cards!

Do YOU want to talk about TinyPrints.com business cards on your blog and get 50 FREE of your own?

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ApronsandSmocks.com Product Review

I love aprons.  I really do.  I have a few and every time I put one on, I feel kind of domestic.  Which might explain why I don’t wear them very often!

But I do love their function and my husband begs me to wear one instead of letting my shirts get dirty when I cook or help the kids with messy projects.  I should wear them more often but it is not a habit.

However, I have am amazing friend who loves aprons.  She wears them all of the time and truly is excited to get one as a gift!

So when I got the chance to review ApronsandSmocks.com, I jumped on it with her in mind!

I scoured the site looking for the perfect apron.  All along thinking of others who could benefit from this website and the products it offers!

The promotional aprons starting at just $4.94 each would be a fantastic promotional product for a blogger who writes a recipe or cooking blog!   What a way to leave an impression with a possible advertiser or sponsor!

The child cobbler smocks would be perfect for the little artist in your house!  In fact, I am thinking about getting some for my girls for painting days or cooking ‘lessons’ or any other activity that I might want their clothing protected from mess.  And at $5.25 each, I can afford to buy several!

I thought that some of the aprons would be perfect for the father who cooks or grills out this Father’s day.  And next year, at the end of the school year, a personalized apron might be a wonderful teacher’s gifts.  There are just so many options!

After settling on an apron for my friend that I thought she would like, the breast cancer awareness apron, I got to work thinking of what personalized embroidery I wanted on it!

My friend has a great sense of humor so I knew I could be kind of funny and she would “get” it!  After toying around with some things, I settled on “Save the Tata’s, Wear and Apron!   Happy Mother’s Day 2011!”

Oh come on… that is cute, right?

I anxiously awaited the apron and kept the surprise from my friend!  Not easy, let me tell you!

When I got my package, I ripped it open and was so excited to see that my saying was embroidered beautifully and in the color of thread I had chosen!  The apron is obviously of good quality!

I could not wait to give it to my friend!

Lucky for me, she was headed over the next day! 

When she came in and we got all six  of our children settled in another room, I handed it over!  She loves it!  She immediately ‘got’ the saying I came up with and loved that is was an apron ‘with a cause’!  I asked her what she thought of the quality compared to her other aprons and she said it seemed to be ‘right up there’ with her favorites!

And she knows her aprons!

I am so glad I had the chance to give her this gift!  I adore my girlfriends and am always happy when I can give them quality gifts that I know they will love!

Now that I see how easy it is to go to ApronsandSmocks.com and choose and apron and personalize it, I will be ordering more for my kids and some others that I know will love them!

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DogCollarCharms.com & The Park #DogCollarCharms

I told you last week how creative and amazing DogCollarCharms.com is!  I continue to love Lexi’s charm and people comment and ask about it all the time!

I decided to take some charms on the road, so to speak, and head to my local dog park, kids, dog, and charms in tow!

We headed to my favorite park, the Millie Bush Bark Park.  A fabulous park with dual lakes, a small dog area, and lots of baggies to keep it clean!

I went last Friday and checked in on Foursquare!

Lexi ran and played with the dogs that were there while I scoped out people to share the awesomeness of these unique charms!

The first owner and dog I met were Trisha and her 7 month old puppy, Lily!  What a fabulous pair!  Lily, as all young pups should, ran around and jumped in excitement at the anticipation to play with our Lexi.  The girls laughed and chased her while I chatter up Trisha.

What a wonderful gal!  And so in love with her pup!  I showed her the charms I had made with the six puppies eating from a bowl and she reacted appropriately.  Awww -how cute!

I asked her what she thought of the dog collar charms and if she would consider buying one for herself.  She said “Absolutely” and seemed really intrigued by them.  We talked some more about how affordable the charms were, I shared how durable they were, and talked to her about what an awesome gift they would be for a friend!

We said good bye and I went about finding another dog and owner for another charm.

I spotted  man sitting under a tree watching his two dogs play happily and decided he was my next candidate.  Along the way, I handed out the cards showing how easy it is to upload and order a DogCollarCharm.com tag!

Chili

I introduced myself and met his two dogs, Chili and Pepper.  Yes, I thought what was incredibly cute too!

I showed him the charm and told him all about the company.  And then we got onto the subject of how they were made.  He was really interested in how they got the picture into the charm!  I explained that the pictures were embedded into the glass.

He said, “Oh, so they just slide it in?”  I said, “Nope, it is actually really in the glass, totally enclosed, and virtually undestroyable!  He really liked that and said he would definitely consider purchasing them for his two dogs!

I went about my business sharing with the other owners at the Milli Bush Bark Park my new love of DogCollarCharms.com.  I met some amazing people and even more amazing dogs.  I shed a tear over a man who was there for the last time with his 14 year old male Beagle.  He was letting him hang around the dog park one more time before they put him down that afternoon.

A simple reminder that these guys are not here that long and celebrating them any chance we get is important!

After a while, and running out of my cards to hand out, I gathered Lexi and the girls and we headed out for some much deserved ice cream!  It was really a nice day and I was glad to be able to share DogCollarCharms.com with such great people!

 

**This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. I received the  products discussed for review purposes.  ADayinMotherhood.com is the writer and distributor of this review.  100% of the opinions and writings are ADayinMotherhood.com’s and can not be duplicated without prior permission.  Images and links were used with permission from the marketing company.

ADayinMotherhood.com is not responsible for the delivery of the winners prizes.  Any complaints  and/or dissatisfaction with the website or products within are to be discussed with the sponsoring company.

Giveaway winners are chosen by a random generator and failure to follow the rules of entry disqualifies that entry. By entering this giveaway, you understand and agree that ADayinMotherhood.com is is no way responsible for the production, delivery, or quality of the received product.**

*CLOSED*39DollarGlasses.com Review & Giveaway!

I begrudgingly admit, I need glasses.  I am 38 years old after all and these eyes have seen a lot.  They are worn out and beginning to pay me back for years at the computer!

A while back, when I was single and had time to go places without disrupting the entire flow of the operations by having three kiddos tagging along, I had glasses and wore them.  Somewhere along the way, though, I stopped and the glasses are buried under costume jewelry and keepsake pacifiers in a drawer I never open.

Finally, I took myself too the eye doctor and lo and behold, though a small prescription, I needed one.  Especially for driving.

Though the exam cost almost nothing, I was not going to pay the prices at the doctor’s office for my glasses.

And that is where the easy to use and navigate website, 39DollarGlasses.com comes in!  They are full of stylish, modern frames and prescription lenses that I can afford!

And the variety is amazing!  From plastic frames to metal frames, transition lenses, and even kids glasses, this site has everything I need to look stylish and perfect in my new glasses for less!

And it was really easy to order!

I picked my frame, a durable metal one, entered the prescription from my doctor’s office, and continued to the next step.  The only apprehensive part was measuring my eyes from pupil to pupil and trying to make sure I got the right spacing for the lens placement.  However, now that I have the glasses, I see that I did it correctly and was nervous for no reason.

When my information was entered, I sent my order and within a day my glasses were at my front door!

And don’t they look great?

Lightweight, high quality, and with an included glasses screwdriver in case they ever have a loose joint!  I can clearly tell that my prescription is correct, as well!

With every 39DollarGlasses.com order, you automatically get:

  • Light & Thin Prescription Lenses
  • 100% UV Protection
  • Tough Scratch-resistant coatings
  • Ultra-soft Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
  • Stylish Hard Case
  • 100% Quality Guarantee
  • Knowledgeable Customer Support
  • Next-Day Delivery Available

All for $39 bucks!  If you choose special lenses and spacial cases, then, of course, there is additional cost.  But my $39 glasses have everything I need to look good, see better, and take care of them so that they last a lifetime!

BUY THEM

You can order your prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses from 39DollarGlasses.com!  Just have your prescription ready!  And, if you order with the discount code MOTHERHOOD, you will get an additional 10% off your entire order!

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39DollarGlasses.com is generously giving one of my readers eyeglasses or sunglasses up to $75!

Open to US and Canadian Resident, 18+

Giveaway Ends July 6 at 11:59pm CST


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DogCollarCharms.com Website and Product Review #DogCollarCharms

OK, OK, OK!

So I am jumping up and down excited to start sharing with you – my pet loving- readers, the new dog charm products from DogCollarCharms.com!

I LOVE these charms!

The one of a kind, customized dog charms can be exclusively ordered through www.DogCollarCharms.com!

The process is so incredibly easy.  I entered the site, clicked on the bone that says “Start Now” and uploaded my picture of my dear Lab Mix, Lexi.  She is a black dog so I snapped her picture against a white background to best show her off.   I loaded the picture, used the edit tool to center her on the tag and clicked next.

In hindsight, I wish I had show her outside with more light.  The tags are printed in Sephia and she does not show as well as I thought she would.  I can easily still tell it is her, but I think my photography skills could have been a little better!

All that was left was to choose a border color.  That was easy, especially since Sarah was right next to me and screaming, “Purple!  Purple!”!

Purple it was!

I then ordered another two charms that I am going to take to a dog park this weekend and hand out to some dog owners.

I want to not only see other people’s reactions, but I want to know if they love them as much as I do!

I chose a picture with my neighbors six puppies, in a circle, eating dinner.  The picture, in real life, is fabulous.  And on the tag, it looks amazing.  But I would say that it might be a better use of space on the 1″ x 1″ tag to keep the ‘characters’ to a minimum!  So, maybe just one puppy head would have made the image pop a little more!

When I get people’s opinions on that at the dog park, I will certainly share it with you all!

I received my charms in record time.  Like, less than a week after I ordered them!  For a personalized, special product such as this, I would have expected it to take a lot longer!

I, excitedly, opened my package and placed Lexi’s on her collar!  It really “pops” against her black coat and she seems a little more proud that usual with it on.

Totally my own observation, of course!

Made of highly durable glass, my pictures are infused into the charm to not only give them a very unique look, but to ensure that they last a lifetime!

These personalized dog charms will make the perfect gift for your dog or for a friend or family member who lovestheir dogs as much as I do!

Take a moment to click through this slide show to see how I ordered my charms and how much I, clearly, love them!

and look around.  Find out how Sara, the creator, came up with the idea and take a moment to read the blog which features real pet owners talking about these one of a kind charms!

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*CLOSED* DecalMyWall.com Product Review & Giveaway! 2 Winners

I can not wait to tell you guys about DecalMyWall.com!

The receiving of this product prompted a total redecoration of my one year old daughter’s room.  We are talking paint, scrubbed to the hilt, rearranging happiness!

All for this decal!

Now THAT is a good product!

I’ll admit, when I first went on the site, I was a little overwhelmed!  There are so many awesome decals from flowers to expressions and wall quotes to holiday decals!  And because the decal is purchased online, you can customize your order to color and size!

So, I chose a few that were my favorites, after a long time of back and forth and “this would look great in this room, and this would look great in this room…” and marked the pages.

And  then, while scouring the kids section, I saw it.

The perfect decal!  For my perfect youngest daughter!

Unfortunately, the site did not provide instant tissues!

It was perfection!

Suddenly I imagine pale blush walls, baby crosses and delicate artwork hanging on the walls to compliment the decal!

Ahhhh…

I went to measure Megan’s wall so that I would have the right size for her room and then got to work choosing the right colors to compliment what would soon be her new room!

The day that I got the DecalMyWall.com order, I checked to make sure the colors were good and headed to the paint store.  Over the next week, I removed all of her items, painted the room, scrubbed the floorboards, and rearranged her artwork.

And then it was time for the decal.

It was so simple to adhere!

I just taped the corners of the decals to the wall, used a level to make sure they were straight and then carefully removed the back layer to expose the adhesive on the sign!

The whole application took about 30 minutes.  But for non particular folks, maybe 20 minutes!

I stepped back and felt a little tear come to my eye.  It was perfection and tied the room up in a little, beautiful, baby girl bow!

And the best part of the decal is that the kids can not get it off the wall!  Because it adheres so well, they can not get curious, take it off and smash it into smithereens right in front of your face.

I speak from experience!

I really, really love Megan’s room now and I only have DecalMyWall.com to thank for it!  So get over there, get inspired, and redecorate a room in your house.   You can customize one of theirs or download your own image and make one even more personal!  How cool is THAT?!?

Luckily, DecalMyWall.com wants to help you on your journey to a more personal home by giving 2 of my readers gift credits to use on their site!

THE GIVEAWAY

DecalMyWall.com will award two (2) of my readers gift codes to use in their orders.  The first winner drawn will win a $25 credit and the second drawn will win $10.

Giveaway ends Friday July 1 at 11:49pm CST.

Open to US Residents, 18+

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2)  Go to DecalMyWall.com and tell me which decal you would choose for your home

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Color By Numbers – Animals Web ART Review and Giveaway! 2 Winners!

All of my children love arts and crafts.  But, Katie, my oldest, could color all day long!

So Color It By Numbers is right up her alley!

With three apps that can be run on Linux, Mac, and Windows, this online art studio is not only fun and colorful, but also educational!

The child can choose from a collection of Animals, Princesses, or Vehicles. They then choose the colored paintbrush that has a number and use that brush to fill in the areas on the photo with that color!

Color It By Numbers is a great way to teach preschoolers their numbers, colors, and the much needed skill of navigating a computer!

Once Katie latched onto it, she was hard to get away!  I thought she would go for the Princess pictures but she said she would do them later and started coloring a pelican!

We discovered that the Color By Numbers – Animal app is more than just a coloring page on a computer screen.  With music and sound behind it, Katie danced and painted picture after picture.  She asked questions and I watched her confidence climb with every completed number pattern!

We discovered that she could change the colors and images easily and that the program was incredibly easy to use!

Check out this video!

Color It by Number

I think this is a GREAT app for kids!  And Katie’s excitement and pride in her coloring of every animal in the app shows that we will be enjoying this for a while to come!

How To BUY Color It By Number

You can BUY the Animal, Princess, or Vehicle App for $9.99 each at ColorItByNumbers.com and give your children hours of entertainment!

How To WIN the Color It By Numbers – Animals App

The makers of ColorItByNumbers.com are giving two (2) of my readers a FREE code for the Animal App!

Open Worldwide, 18+

Giveaway Ends May 20, 2011 at 11:59pm CST

Leave a comment for each entry point you earn

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**I received the app discussed as compensation for review.  All opinions and writings are mine and can not be duplicated with out prior permission.  Your experience with the app may not be the same as mine.**

RockNLearn.com: Colors, Shapes, and Happiness! Review, Giveaway, & Discount Code

OK, so the DVD is really called Colors, Shapes, and Counting but I changed the title to include what happens around here when we turn it on!

I never tire of telling you guys about RockNLearn.com because my kids never get tired of learning from them and I never get tired of being completely impressed with them!

This latest educational DVD with new animation is no exception!  It has been quickly added to the list of “must watch” in my home! Though recommended for ages 2 – 5, even I learned something!  I am not going to tell you what it is lest you laugh me off the internet!  But I bet you will be surprised too!

I can tell you that my 4, 3, and 1 year old love this DVD and that it is way more than just Colors, Shapes, and Counting.

Well, it is that, but more detailed and intelligently done than even I could have imagined!  And I know first hand the creative and clever products that RockNLearn.com puts out!

This award winning DVD shows kids what colors are created when you mix two colors together, what an Ellipse is compared to an oval, the concepts of Diamonds vs Squares, Polygons, and so much more!

All taught with catchy tunes, fun characters, and a pace that kids can keep up with.

Colors, Shapes, and Counting will challenge a child that you think knows everything about the subjects.  In fact, I thought the information would be too “young” for my kids, since they love that stuff, but they too, got up, got dancing, and had so much more to learn!

Complex concepts, easy to learn music, amazing animation, and a reputation for perfection, RockNLearn.com has another home run on their handsl!

I am once again thrilled and honored to be able to jump up on my laptop and scream the praises of RockNLearn.com!  Everyone should have this company on their radar!

With DVD’s, CD and Book sets, and even iPad apps, there is an opportunity for kids age 1 to 10 and up to learn something new, or hone their educational skills, in a fun and exciting way!

How to BUY RockNLearn.com Products!

Click on the ad on my sidebar or RockNLearn.com, enter code jq7711, and get 25% of of your entire order!

How to WIN a RockNLearn.com Product of Your Choice!

Open to US Residents, 18+

Giveaway Ends May 19, 2011 at 11:59pm CST.

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PLEASE join me in thanking RockNLearn.com once again for this Very Generous Giveaway!

** I received the DVD mentioned for review from RockNLearn.com for this post. Your experience with the website and products may differ from mine. All opinions and writings within are mine and can not be used without prior permission.**

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Mrs. Baird’s Grillin’ Thins Review & FREE Coupon Giveaway! 5 Winners!

Have you ever smelled really fresh, savory, baked bread?  The kind that plumps up like a cloud and absorbs butter like land plagued with drought absorbs water?

That is the Mrs. Baird’s Bread I remember.  Growing up in Austin, Texas, I remember field trips to their bakery – or factory.  Eager and inhaling the wonderful, warming smell of their bread, we would walk the line, watching the pouring of the dough, the famous twist of the loaf,  and the steam coming from the freshly cut bread.

Slathered in butter, we would sit, slowly eating, wishing we could have more.

It is a wonderful memory that draws me to the Mrs. Baird’s name every time I need bread and baked goods!

But even though we still have Mrs. Baird’s Bread in our home every week, my husband won’t eat anything else, I am always excited to try something new!

I am so glad that to ‘try something new’, I only had to go back to my childhood favorite, and 100 year old proven company, Mrs. Baird’s Bread!

Mrs. Baird’s New Grillin’ Thins are amazing!  I received both flavors – White Grain and Whole Grain, and immediately got to work incorporating them into my recipes!

First up, my children’s favorite, grilled cheese. I did not even butter the bread.  At 100 calories each, I wanted to see if my kids would eat it.  I simply put the cheese in the middle and –  well – grilled it.

My kids loved it!  They inhaled the crispy sandwich and Katie even asked for another.  No butter needed! Because the amazing flavor of Mrs. Baird’s Grillin’ Thins is so concentrated into these little “buns”, no need for additional flavoring is needed.  And I love that as a Mom!

The next day, I tested my very picky, must have Mrs. Baird’s Large Loaf White Bread, husband.  I made a burger with all of the fixings.  Patty in place, I wondered if these little thins would hold it plus veggies plus mayo and mustard.

As my husband thoroughly enjoyed the burger, the bread held together just fine and he asked for another.  It is probably the first time I have gotten a true Whole Grain product into him – all 19 grams of it!

My next challenge for him will be the Grilled Buffalo Chicken Sandwich recipe I found on Mrs. Baird’s website!   And there are a ton of recipes for more than just Grillin’ Thins!  Check out this Taco Soup recipe I am thinking of doing tomorrow!

I love these Grillin’ Thins from Mrs. Baird’s Bread.  They work for a great toast to eggs and fruit, a delicious holder of sliced turkey and avocado, and a perfect balance to egg salad!  I suggest replacing all of your families sandwich and burger needs with Mrs. Baird’s Grillin’ Thins!

You can buy Mrs. Baird’s Grillin’ Thins at your local grocer.  And now, 5 of my lucky readers can try them for FREE!

THE GIVEAWAY

5 Winners Will Win Two (2) Coupons for $3.00 off Mrs. Baird’s Products!

That is Two packages FREE of the New Grillin’ Thins!

US Residents Only, 18+

Giveaway Ends 5/12/2011 at 11:59pm CST.

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CLOSED!! LIKE Holly and Then LOVE Holly! & WIN a $100 Amazon GC!

Holly Rocks!

Oh, did you need more than that?

Ok – Holly rocks a lot!

Better?

June Cleaver Nirvana Dallas Mom Blog

If you do not know @TexasHolly, writer of June Cleaver Nirvana, then you are missing out!  And by missing out I mean… out of the loop, missing a link, lost in the woods.

Or, you could just not have gotten that far in your awesome Mom blog search so we’ll let it go… this time!

But now that you are here, you will quickly learn that once you like her, it is not long before you LOVE her!

She writes.  She draws.  She laughs.  She shares.

She is the Fierce Beaver Trapper.

{pause for hysterical laughter after you read the link}

I truly love reading Holly’s blog.  Her love of laughter and family and imagination is evident in every post!  As is her kindness and respect for her readers and other bloggers.

And as a show of that appreciation, she is giving one of her fans a $100 Amazon Gift Card!

Just because you like her…  well…  love her!

Yes…  she really is!

And all you have to do is some little stuff listed below that you would do anyway after reading my very convincing post!

Make sure you leave a comment for each entry so they all count!

Open to US Residents, 18+.

Giveaway Ends 5/9/2011 at 11:59pm CST.


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Please join me in THANKING Holly at June Cleaver Nirvana for this awesome Giveaway!

**I was compensated for running this giveaway.  However, my writings and opinions are 100% my own and can not be reused without prior permission.  Your experience with the products/ website within may not be the same as mine.**

 

 

 

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