Saturday, April 4, 2015

~Giveaway~ Kids' Healthy Mouths $100 Ama­zon Gift­card

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Giveaway sponsored by Bloggin' Mamas. I am sharing this giveaway as part of a social good campaign to support

Win a $100 Amazon GC in the Kids'' Healthy Mouths Giveaway Ends 4/17 Sponsored by Bloggin' Mamas

Did you know that more than 51 million school hours are lost each year due to dental related illness, resulting in parents losing 25 million work hours annually? Cavities and oral infections can cause severe pain and can increase a child’s risk for dental issues and poor health throughout their lives. 3 in 4 parents report that their kids sometimes or frequently forget to brush their teeth, according to a national survey just released by the Ad Council. In an effort to help parents better understand why ignoring dental health can have serious consequences, and educate families about good dental health habits, the Ad Council and The Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives created the Kids' Healthy Mouths campaign to spread the importance of kids brushing their teeth for 2 minutes, 2 times a day. Other information and resources can be found here: In support of this campaign, I am working with Bloggin' Mamas to share this information to the public. Bloggin' Mamas is offering a $100 Amazon giftcard to help one lucky winner purchase items for their family to maintain good oral hygiene.

Check out one of the campaign PSA videos, which I am sure you'll find amusing:

Additional Resources:

    • Take the 2min2x Texting Program Challenge with your kids! 75% of kids forget to brush their teeth. Want to make sure your kids are in the healthy 25%? Join the free texting challenge and take part in a five-day family brushing challenge. You’ll get 2 texts per day for 5 days,and will also receive personalized tips and support. (;) or text TOOTH to 97779 to join.
    • Make brushing fun with the free Toothsavers App:; The widely popular mobile app Toothsavers was updated with three new characters (Alice in Wonderland, Pinocchio, and Rabbit). Since its launch, more than 68,400 people have downloaded the app.
    • Scholastic Partnership:Kids’ Healthy Mouths has partnered with Scholastic to continue to educate parents and teachers on the importance of brushing. Resources are available at; for caregivers and; for teachers where they can download lesson plans, activities, an oral health care book list, oral health care tips in English and Spanish, and a printable oral health poster.

Giveaway Details

Prize(s): 1 win­ner will receive one (1) $100 Ama­zon Gift­card. We encour­age the win­ner to use the gift­card to pur­chase items that will aide in their oral health­care regimen. Num­ber of Win­ners: 1 Give­away Starts: 4/4/15 at 12:01am EST Give­away Ends: 4/17/15 at 11:59pm EST Eli­gi­ble: United States Res­i­dents ages 18+. Enter via the rafflecopter widget below!

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~Review~ 3-Piece Ergonomic Garden Hand Tool Set

~I received this for my honest review, all opinions are 100% my own.~

I love to garden. Every year my husband and I plant a big garden for food and just for pretty. The 3-Piece Ergonomic Garden Hand Tool Set I received is one of the nicest sets I have owned. They are a light weight construction makes them easy to use all day. They are ergonomic so for my pain these are wonderful to use. They have been very durable and has made it possible for me to do even big jobs in my yard. The bright handles make them easy to find in the yard when you have walked away.I always lose tools in the yard.

All three tools in this 3-Piece Garden Tool set have heads made from high-quality, lightweight and extremely strong polished aluminum, with tough handles covered by a soft rubber palm grip.

The key benefits of these gardening tools are:
Durable enough for a lifetime of usage. They are rust-resistant, easy to clean and very strong.
Reduced hand and arm fatigue. Our designers have paid careful attention to the ergonomics of the handles. They do not have ribbed sides like grips on other tools. Instead, the handle underside is gently molded to fit the natural position of your fingers when gripping the tools. This means that whilst the handles are large, they still fit snugly in smaller hands. The top side of the handle has a thumb depression enabling additional downward force without extra strain on your hands and forearms.
Easy to spot in your garden. The bright colored handle design ensures they are easy to spot, even from a distance.

The Hand Tool Set Includes:
Garden Trowel: (32cm,209 grams)
Transplanter: (32.5, 215 grams)
Cultivator: (32cm, 236 grams)

You can buy your own 3-Piece Ergonomic Garden Hand Tool Set on Amazon.

A Day at Alley Mill Spring Eminence, Missouri Part 1

My husbands two children came home for Spring Break last week. This is a super small rural area and so we were at kind of a loss on where to go. Very close by in Eminence, Missouri is Alley Mill's beautiful with caves and hiking. That is the perfect place to take active kid we thought, and we were right!

As always when we go anywhere we learn something new.. that day we taught the kids about Watercress that grows in the Spring there. We even all tried some. Nikolas thought it was grand, but the older kids not so much. It's pretty bitter fresh like that, but has a ton of vitamins. Eat away kids, eat away! The flowers are just pretty, no idea what they are.. I can't be expected to know everything, come on!

Come on Mom..... we have some hiking to do. I want to climb the rocks..and boy did he...

Friday, April 3, 2015

~Giveaway~ Coach Signature Coated Canvas Handle Pouch

~I received nothing for this post, all opinions are 100% my own.~

Who wouldn't want to win a Coach Purse? No one I know....GOOD LUCK!

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The cohosts and sponsors of this event are: | | PlusSizePosh |The Chocoholic's Diary | Mel from FreebiesCodesCouponsAndDeals | Seeing It Their Way

One person will win this great handbag. WAS $195.00 value DETAILS

  • Features a COACH Signature coated canvas
  • One inside multifunction pocket
  • Zip-top closure
  • Full fabric lining
  • Handles have 6" drop
  • Additional Longer strap with 21 1/2"
  • apprx. 10" (L) x 5" (H) x 3 1/2" (W)

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Disclosure/Disclaimer: This site or any other site associated with this event has in no way been compensated for the preceding information. This giveaway is valid where allowed by law, open to anyone resideing in Canada or the US and who is over 18 years of age. One winner will be randomly selected on 5/03/15, notified via email, and will have until 5/05/15 to reply. If there is no reply another winner will be randomly selected. Please use your real email address if you are serious about winning this. Winners are posted on the MyPoshMedia site and, not on the entry widget itself, unless the winner wishes otherwise. Thanks so much!

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~Giveaway~ Whatever Wanda! Shine Bright Kids

~I received this for my honest review, all opinions are 100% my own.~

What a fun book, Whatever Wanda! I just loved the illustrations. My two year old Nikolas jumped as soon as he saw all the ducks on the cover. He has a duck obsession since we moved to Missouri. He just loved all the pictures in it. The whole book is about a Duck Race, you can imagine his delight!

My favorite part is the star that follows Wanda around and shows when her attitude is good or bad. It's such a fun addition to the story. This is a great teaching story about attitude. With the right attitude you will make your day and life great, and you'll be happy. With the wrong attitude you will be miserable and have a bad day. This story teaches your kids all about how just a slight change in attitude can make you and your day the best it can be. I have 8 kids and a few with rotten attitudes as they enter the teen years. So this book hit a chord with me. Life is all about what you make it, and this book encourages you to make it Great!

~About the Book~
Wanda is in serious need of an attitude adjustment! She doesn’t want to accompany her family to the Rubber Duck Days Festival, and once there, she won’t participate in any of the events or join in with her friends. Soon Wanda receives some helpful advice and learns that:

“Sometimes you have to believe something will be great before it actually is. Being positive is a choice that makes everything better, not to mention, a whole lot more fun!”

~About the Author~
Christy Ziglar, financial planner, mother of twins, and niece of legendary motivator and the world’s original optimist, Zig Ziglar, is bringing the same timeless wisdom and ageless advice to an entirely new, younger audience through her Shine Bright Kids picture book series. Christy, her husband, and their twins live in Atlanta, Georgia.

~About the Illustrator~
Paige Billin-Frye lives with her husband in Washington, D.C., where she gardens and grows food in her city yard. She has illustrated numerous children’s books and works in a studio over a neighborhood hardware store. Coincidentally, Paige has amassed a collection of rubber duckies of all sizes across the years.

You can find the other titles of the Shine Bright Kids series HERE!

Now on to the Giveaway!
All you have to do is comment below about who you would like to win a copy of this book for. I will choose one winner with

~Review~ SpiceCrafts Salt & Pepper Grinder Set

~I received this for my honest review, all opinions are 100% my own.~

I LOVE a good Salt and Pepper Grinder. It's what I have used for years. This SpiceCrafts Salt & Pepper Grinder Set is very nice looking. It's Stainless Steel with dual ceramic grinders. Each end has a cap on it. I normally have only had a Pepper Grinder, so it's nice to have both. Both sides are adjustable so you can have it coarse or fine depending on what you like.

This SpiceCrafts Salt & Pepper Grinder Set is easy to use. Even my little kids can use it to grind. What isn't easy to use is the caps on either end. I have trouble getting them off and that is my only complaint about this set. We've been using it daily for about a month and they are still tight. This does mean nothing leaks out but is very hard for my painful hands to open. I wouldn't buy it for the elderly but it's fine for anyone else. Look how fun the caps are? I love the crown.

This is a very nice quality constructed Salt and Pepper Grinder. Its going to last you forever and it holds a lot considering it's a dual grinder. After a month I have not had to refill it yet and we have 10 people in our home.

You can get the SpiceCrafts Salt & Pepper Grinder Set on Amazon!

~Giveaway~ LightHeaded Beds

LightHeaded Beds

LightHeaded Beds gave me the best opportunity to work with them on a giveaway with their awesome beds. You will win a TWIN bed in shaker or Canterbury in WHITE. LightHeaded Beds use interchangeable HeadLightz back-lit graphics that can change as a child discovers new interests. Lightheaded Beds turn a child’s room into a magical place. Their HeadLightz backlit graphics illuminate a room enough to read in bed and can be dimmed to allow young kids to fall asleep beneath the cozy glow of the Lightheaded Bed headboard. They offer a wide variety of sheets for the headboard that lights up, in all rangers from themes, colors, designs, Disney and so many more. The bed only takes about 30 minutes to put up. Just plug it in, point the remote and have fun playing with the neat settings. You will have the opportunity as well to use a 20% code for a bed from now through May 17th. In the meantime enter this awesome giveaway for a chance to WIN a kids bed.

LightHeaded Bed

~Review~ Premium Bluetooth Speaker Big Fun in a Small Package

~I received this for my honest review, all opinions are 100% my own.~

Ok I have to admit I am always very skeptical of bluetooth anything. I've had so many I have bought that didn't work, or at least they didn't work as described. This one WORKS, and works just like it is supposed to. I love that it's waterproof. I have been using it with my tablet when I take a long bubble bath. My husband uses it while he is working outside. It's just so useful.

This has great big easy push buttons. Easy to see, find and push. It has a large suction cup on the back for the shower or bath. They sound quality was much better than I expected. It was clear and had a decent amount of bass. It sounded really nice. You can even answer your phone calls from it. Not sure how well they would hear you in the shower but hey that could be nice. You can even play music through Apps such as Google Play, iTunes, Music Hub, Pandora, and Spotify on it. That has to be the best part I think!

Included in the box:
- Miomix Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker (White)
- USB Charge Cable
- Instruction Book

Technical Specifications:
- Bluetooth supported: 3.0
- Frequency: 2.4GHz-2.48GHz
- Power Supply: DC 5v, 120mA
- Charging Source: USB (included)
- Battery Life: Up to 6hrs
- Battery: 500mAH Lithium-Ion Rechargeable
- Waterproof Rating: IPX4 (Water splashing from any direction)
- Weight: 5.64 oz
- Range: 30ft
Also available in other fantastic colors - Blue and Pink

For the price I just don't think you can't go wrong with this Premium Bluetooth Speaker. You can get your own on Amazon. It comes in a few different colors!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

~Review~ Glow Stick Bracelets

~I received these for my honest review, all opinions are 100% my own.~

Ok this has to be one of the "MOST" fun reviews I have ever done... Me and about 3 kids and a couple teenagers sat around for hours playing with these. Then turned off the lights and played with these Glow Stick Bracelets for another couple hours. Honestly they kept us entertained for an entire evening.

Each set comes with 100 Glow Stick Bracelets and 100 connectors. They are 8 inches long and can be connected any length you want. You can make all sorts of fun shapes and can be so creative with them. They lasted all night and into the morning. We did have one break on us, but with no issues. PLEASE DO NOT put these in your mouth or by your eyes when forming and shaping them.

These come in a mix of colors, and you basically just snap and shake to make it glow. They are simple and fun to use. Want your own fun Glow Stick Bracelets? You can get yours on Amazon!

~Giveaway~ Lit­tle House on the Prairie® Ulti­mate Prize Pack­age

I am participating in this giveaway on behalf of Bloggin’ Mamas.

Little House on the Prairie Giveaway

[Did you love Lit­tle House on the Prairie® when you were younger? I sure did and was so excited to be a part of this giveaway!] To cel­e­brate the launch of the offi­cial Lit­tle House on the Prairie® web­site, I have joined some of my fellow Bloggin' Mamas to offer the Ulti­mate Prize Pack­age Giveaway (ARV $164). The winner will receive Sea­son 1 Deluxe Remas­tered 6-DVD Set $29.98 Retail Value, Sea­son 2 Deluxe Remas­tered 5-DVD Set $29.98 Retail Value, Sea­son 3 Deluxe Remas­tered 5-DVD Set $21.98 Retail Value, Sea­son 4 Deluxe Remas­tered 5-DVD Set $21.98 Retail Value, Pio­neer Girl Book and Tote Bag $39.95 Retail Value, "Lit­tle House on the Prairie: The Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder" $19.95 Retail Value You can also enter a 2nd giveaway on the Little House on the Prairie website for a chance to win a second prize package. This giveaway is running Friday, March 27th, 2015 at 12:01am PST through Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 11:59pm PST It is open to US Residents age 18 and older. Enter via the rafflecopter form below.

  a Rafflecopter giveaway   Dis­clo­sure: This giveaway is coordinated by Bloggin' Mamas and is sponsored by Little House on the Prairie. I was not compensated for sharing this post.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

~Review~ Fine Art Photography by WendyPCreations

~I received this for my honest review, all opinions are 100% my own.~

We love photography in our house so I was glad to get this for review. WendyPCreations is an photographer who sells her work on Etsy. I chose Hell's Hollow Waterfall in Pennsylvania to buy. It's beautiful. Nice sharp bright colors, and focus. The photo looks so lush and I could just picture myself there in it.

It comes matted when you order in a photo mailer. The Matte is a very nice quality and thick. This photo is a 5"x 7" size but you can get other sizes. It is ready to put up when you get it. The cost is very good for the quality you receive. She has a number of beautiful selections to choose from. There are a number of new one's that are listed now I would of loved to of ordered before.

You can find your own beautiful Matted Photo from WendyPCreations on Etsy.

~Review~ Dot & Dot Packing Sleeves

~I received these for my honest review, all opinions are 100% my own.~

We travel often in my family. One of the things I hate about it is packing. Once you arrive you open your suitcase and it's wrinkle central. The Dot & Dot Packing Sleeves prevent wrinkles and hold from 5-8 items depending on the size you get. I got an 18" and a 15" to try. I was able to get around four large shirts and two baby items in the smaller one.

They both come with a folding board. The same kind they use at a department store to fold shirts. This also can separate your clothing. You can keep your dirty clothes below and clean above, or just use it to keep everything nice and flat.

Each Dot & Dot Packing Sleeve has a large velcro closure on both flaps inside and out. These hold fast, even stuffed. I packed one full and then closed it and there was no risk of opening. They are very nice quality, large and padded, with a thick padded handle. The bags have a lot of air that is able to get through to keep your clothes fresh.

I think these would make really great carry on bags for short travel trips. They would also work for when you only need one to two days of clothing. I think that they would also work for carrying papers, toys, baby items, etc. They are very useful little bags!

You can get the Dot & Dot Packing Sleeves on Amazon or on the Dot & Dot website.

~Review~ 150' Gorilla Hose with Solid Brass Ends

~I received this for my honest review, all opinions are 100% my own.~

I have to tell you I was so excited at the opportunity to review this hose. We just moved and we needed a new hose right away. Our yard is really big so it also needed to be a big one. The 150' Gorilla Hose is brilliant.

This hose is super light, first off. I can't carry anything being on pain 24/7 and I can carry this all over the yard. It weighs very little. It rolls up really small and is super easy to store. There is no kinking or loss of pressure. All the fittings are solid brass. What does this mean for you? It means no leaking. There is no place for it to break so it can't.

The hose itself expands to 150 feet. Seriously? I can water my entire yard with the one hose, front and my very large backyard and garden. It's made gardening so easy. Before if I needed water I would have to tote buckets from the hose. You can imagine how long this would take. It also has an off switch so I don't have to keep walking back to turn it off. I can wait till I am finished.

I have not noticed any form of wear or tearing. This is the nicest quality of the "Green" hoses I have seen or used. It's well worth the cost and I think it will last me forever. If this didn't reach as as far as it does I would buy another!

You can buy your own 150' Gorilla Hose with Solid Brass Ends on Amazon.

~Review~ Beabies Teething Sets

~I received this for my honest review, all opinions are 100% my own~

I love the anything for teething. I mean who want's to listen to a poor baby cry. Beabies has a nice line of teething toys and jewelry for you and baby. I received two Necklace and Bracelet sets by Beabies and one Clip/Toy Set. I loved all of them.

My first set was a Navy Blue Necklace and Bracelet Set. It has large beads that look like big blue stones for you to wear and let baby chew on. The necklace is long enough for it to go over your head and not be unhooked. It's light weight and comfortable. The bracelet was too big for me, but I do have very small wrists.

I also got a turquoise Necklace and Bracelet Set and this one was round beads. This was my favorite set. It's pretty and stretchy. The only downfall being the bracelet was HUGE and I can't wear it anywhere but sitting down. But the baby loves it and when I am close by I just let him hold it and chew.

I also got a cute beaded Pacifier Clip Set. It came with a Train, Car and Elephant Teething toy. These can be clipped to you or the baby. They can be frozen for them to chew on. He loved these and always went for them first! They come in three fun styles, train, car and elephant.

The teething toys, necklace and bracelet sets are made of 100% food grade silicone and are BPA-Free, FDA approved, PVC-Free, Latex-Free, Rubber-Free, Lead-Free silicone. It contains no vinyl, phthalates, plastic, nitrosamines, cadmium, or heavy metals. They are taste and smell-free. So are 100% safe for your infant. You can buy any of these sets by Beabies on Amazon.