Showing posts from November, 2012

Baby Spa is turning 1 and offing a giveaway!!!

It is BabySpa's 1st anniversary and as a thank you to the fans they are offering a chance to win $100 Walgreens gift card. All you have to do is head over to BabySpa's face book page and upload a picture of your baby using on of BabySpa's products. Once you enter to win you have a chance of winning a $100, $50 and $25 Walgreens gift cards. Please make sure you use blogger code BSPA1126

ilearn math app

My kids love my iPad so I'm always thrilled to find educational apps for them to use.
I  was able to review the iLearn Math app with my kindergarten daughter.

Mia Mariu review and giveaway ends 12/8

I have seen and heard so much about Mia Mariu, and now I am so glad I got a chance to try it. So I got a few things to try out. I am not the best when it comes to make up but I love trying new things and seeing how they work. One of the hardest things for me to find it the right shade of foundation. I have very light skin and dry, so most of the time foundation make my face look flaky (or off color). So I picked out their perfecting finish mineral liquid foundation vanilla.

Rock N Learn (12 days of Gifts Galore)

Rock N Learn is a company that I love to work with. They offer educational videos for ages 2-10+. 

Nutcracker Music Game Giveaway

Did you like my review of the Nutcracker Music Game? Turns out I get to give away a copy to 1 lucky winner.

Enter below for your chance to win.
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12 Days of Gifts Galore #giveaway

Hey all its that time of the year again! We have a HUGE giveaway going on here, I can't even tell you how much it all comes out to (over $720) So make sure you enter to win BIG!!! If you are not sure what it is, then just click on it and it will take you to the link of the review!

Tales From the Nursery and Mama's Baby Cupcakes
Disclosure: Tales From the Nursery, Mama's Baby Cupcakes and the 12 Days of Gifts Galore bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prizes or for prize distribution unless it is noted that they are self-sponsoring the prize(s).

Daddy scrubs back pack ($69.95)
Balance Bike Shop- Kazam Bike ($99.99)
Funbites ($12.99) ($16.95+)
Carsondellosa ($20.00+) Your choice of 1 of the 3 items I reviewed.
veggie tales ($19.99)
Kelly Kits ($29.99)
Rock N Learn ($19.99) DVD/CD of your choice
ilikebook ($19.95)
BrylanehomeNinja ($159.99) and computer chair ($249.99)
ReUsies ($16.00) 2 pack snack and sandwich bag of choice
ilearn Math App ($0.99)

Aiden's birthday bash giveaway

Happy Birthday to my little boy Aiden. The big 2!!! As a special thanks I am doing a giveaway for a ton of great products. This giveaway will from from November 24- December 8 so make sure you enter to win!!!

Also make sure you head over to the reviews so you can find out more info about the products! 

Copy Kids Aiden Review

Pet Rescue Percy toy

Today Only- FREE Shipping with The Honest Company

Today only, 11/23/12, The Honest Company is running a FREE SHIPPING promotion, which means you can get their Diaper Sample Kit AND their Essentials Sample Kit for FREE!!!

The Honest Company has eco-friendly products for baby, family and home!

I had to see for myself if the deal was really free, so I filled out their short questionnaire, selected the Essentials Sample Kit (but you CAN get the Diaper Sample Kit AND Essentials Sample Kit), and completed my order. Here's my screenshot:

They do ask for billing information, because they automatically enroll you in their monthly delivery service, but as long as you cancel that within a week of getting your samples, you're fine. No questions asked, you can cancel it and you won't be penalized.

So head to The Honest Company now and get your free samples with FREE SHIPPING (today only)!

Tips for beginners to play Xbox games on Xbox 360 {gust post Diana}

The Xbox 360 is basically a gaming console from software giant company- Microsoft. You could find a number of games available exclusively for Xbox. The company has embarked with so many games, which have attracted a wide range of game freaks all across the world, thus giving a tough fight to the competitor – Sony Play station consoles. The Xbox 360 has several interesting features, which includes emulated backwards compatibility. There are only some specific Xbox games, which happens to be compatible with the Xbox 360. The following are some of the basic tips for beginners to play the compatible Xbox games over the Xbox 360. Have a look at these: Black Friday deals

Black Friday Shoppers Get Deep Discounts, Free Shipping at

The first discount: buy any pair of traditional or HX2 Heelys, and get a second pair for $25. In addition, buy a NANO and get any pair of Heelys for $25.

This holiday special will run from 12:00 AM (CST) on Nov. 22, 2012, through 11:59 PM (CST) on Nov. 26, 2012. To qualify for the discount deals and free shipping, customers must be U.S. residents who purchase through the Heelys website,

DaddyScrubs Cyber Monday deal

Looking for a special gift for dad? Well come this cyber Monday Daddy Scubs if offing 50% off Khki and Green simple and edgy style DaddyScrubs! This deal is good between 8am Monday November 26th (CyberMonday), and goes until 8am Wednesday November 28th PST.  That is 48 whole hours of half off scrubs!  
Customers simply need to enter CYBERMONDAY into the coupon code spot at checkout and voila!  50% off on their scrubs! (12 days of gifts galore)

Do your kids take lunches to school? Maybe you carry a lunch to work? Or do you need to take snacks with you on the go? has you covered for all your lunch needs.

Carson Dellosa (12 days of gifts galore)

I can't believe how quickly the Holidays are approaching.  Carson Dellosa is a wonderful company that has some educational products that would be great as presents and stocking stuffers.

I chose to review the following items: Complete Book of Grade Kindergarten, Seek & Play Puzzle: Fun at the Farm, and  Flat Fish: Alphabet.

Veggie Tales Christmas DVD (12 days of gifts galore)

Can you believe that Christmas is a little over a month away? Do you have a Veggie Tales fan in your house? If so, then you'll want to check out Veggie Tales the Ultimate Christmas Collection.

Brylane Home Glider/Ottoman

One of my favorite companies to work with is Brylane Home. This company has super customer service, and a variety of products for the home. Previously I've reviewed a bedding set and a halogen oven. Products are available for Bedding, Bath, Kitchen, Outdoors, Furniture, Seasonal, and much more. If you need something for your house, chances are Brylane Home has it.

Brylane Home launched new furniture pieces in its Plus Size Living Collection. I was sent the Extra Wide Tufted Glider and Ottoman in Camel for review purposes.

FunBites Black Friday deal and code

FunBites is having a Black Friday deal! You can get 40% off the "Buy One of Each" products. This deal is only good on Black Friday (November 23rd) use code BlackFridayFun

Make your kids lunches a little bit more fun with fun shapes.

Kelly Kits Holiday Specials!


Which is the Best Way to Watch Online Cartoon Videos With Your Kids {guest post by Angelina}

There are two basic ways to watch Ben 10 online –  you either do it live, streamed through whatever device you have to hand; or you do it using episodes you have already downloaded and stored in your media player.
The best way to watch online cartoon videos depends on where you are, who you are with and the options available. For instance, if you are in the middle of nowhere with only a mobile phone then you have no choice: the best and only way to watch ben 10 online in this situation is to use the device in your pocket.
You can still technically choose whether to stream or download an episode, of course – though the actual mechanics of so doing depend on what’s on offer from the site you use. Obviously if live streaming is the only option you have, then live streaming is the only way you can watch cartoon videos online at that time.

Daddy scrubs back pack {12 Days of Gifts Galore}

With little Logan due to be here in just 3 1/2 short weeks I have a great review to do with Daddy Scrubs! No we are not talking about the good scrubs we got back in March (click here to see the pictures and read the review again) but I am talking about their really cool back pack made just for dads. I can't tell you how many times I have had Ryan "gripe" about carrying the diaper bag. Its not like its girly (because I don't have girls). So this has become his new favorite diaper bag.

MyMemories #giveaway

If you are anything like me (or my mother in law) you have a TON of family photos. Everything from when you where pregnant, to your wedding day, to holidays and everything in between. And I bet you would love to make some photo book for Christmas and give that as gifts. But there are just so many photos and your not sure what to do! Well have no fear My Memories are here!

BIG VeggieTales Store Sale

40% off storewide at our online veggie storeThis includes everything in the store AND NO COUPON IS NEEDED!

So head on over to the Veggie Tales Store and get your Christmas shopping ON!!!

Nutcracker Music Game

Do your kids love music? Do you like the Nutcracker? Check out this Nutcracker Music Game.

Funbites- Heart (12 days of Gifts Galore)

Some of you may remember my review of funbites from a month ago. I'm privileged to work with Funbites again. This time around I received a Heart cutter for review purposes.

Pet Rescue Percy toy review {Aiden's Birthday Bash}

Have you ever heard of WOW Toys? Before I got an email from them I have never heard of them before. But this is one toy company that needs to go on your Christmas list. They make really cute and fun toys that are both tough and don't require any batteries. Which mean no more getting the toy home and realizing you need to go back out and get batteries! I can't tell you how many times that has happened to me.

Maternity Monday 35 weeks

How your baby's growing:Your baby doesn't have much room to maneuver now that he's over 18 inches long and tips the scales at 5 1/4 pounds (pick up a honeydew melon). Because it's so snug in your womb, he isn't likely to be doing somersaults anymore, but the number of times he kicks should remain about the same. His kidneys are fully developed now, and his liver can process some waste products. Most of his basic physical development is now complete — he'll spend the next few weeks putting on weight.

Medela and you can help your NICUs

Hey everyone Medela wanted to share some great info with you about National Prematurity Awareness Month. They will be hosting a Virtual Human Milk Collection Campaign throughout the month of November to help increase awareness of the importance of breast milk for premature babies. This will also help to support the Neonatal  Intensive Care Units (NICUs) and their familes. Medela will be so great to donate a total of $30,000 in breastfeeding products to the NICUs ($5,000 to each of the six geographic regions across the country).

Top 5 Girls Games Online {Guest post by Rob James}

Top 5 Girls Games Online
What makes up some of the best girls’ games online, and are there any significant differences from games aimed at boys? The answer to the latter question is yes, but only if you rely on the Internet’s huge amount of dress up and makeover games. While there are many sites that use these games as part of an overall set of different genres, it’s important to remember that there are educational and more wide ranging games out there for girls. Many of these appear on sites like Nickelodeon, CBeebies, and PBS, and are not squarely aimed at either boys or girls. Considering these games, and some of the better games portals that are aimed at girls, it’s possible to explore some games that can round up time for children.

Jackie Hammill Designs Eye patches

Emarose has had to wear an eye patch for about 3 months now. I'm happy we have found a variety of eye patches to help her. I especially like the patches I found at Jackie Hammill Designs.

Jackie was kind enough to send me a Dora eye patch for review. This is perfect since my daughter loves Dora! The eye patch is made out of a breathable cotton fabric. If the patch gets dirty you can wash it in the washing machine and lay it flat to dry. #giveaway

Remember the post I did just this last week on Well now they are offering a great giveaway too so make sure you enter to win.

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Maternity Monday...34 weeks

Hey guys I just had my 34 week doctors appointment, and it looks like I will be getting induced on December 10!! I know there maybe a few of you out there who thinks that getting induced is a bad idea. But here are the few reasons why that is happening. One if Logan is anything like my Aiden he will be a week late, so he will be born on Christmas (Aiden was born a few days before Thanksgiving). Two I went 41 weeks and 3 days with Aiden. We got induced with Aiden and everything went find, it was only a 9 hour labor...

Picture Keeper review and #giveaway

Do you have to many picture on your computer. I know I do, and I also know that a ton of them are probably just copies of each other. It would take me hours if not days to sort them out. So Picture Keeper does it for you. Picture Keeper is a USB drive that has a software built right in that does all that work for you. Don't worry if you have a PC or a Mac they work with both!

Give the gift of red envelope

7 week! Can you believe it? We only have 7 weeks left until Christmas!!! Have Red Envelope be your one stop shop to unique and personalized gifts for your loved ones this year. I think I had the hardest time finding what I wanted because they have so many cute things. Check out this stocking that you can personalize by adding your little ones name one it.

5 Redbox cods #giveaway ends 11/12

Who has not heard of Redbox!? They are at just about every grocery store now and its a great place where you can rent DVD and Bluerays for a killer deal. They also now offer some games for your Wii, Xbox and PS3! So make sure you enter to win this giveaway. Right now I have 5 that's right 1 rental codes for each 5 lucky winners.

Elfishiki and the Unwelcome Guest

My daughter loves books whether in print or on the iPad. I was thrilled to get a chance to review the app Elfishki and The Unwelcome Guest. a great way to make that craft project a little more personal!

I remember when Aiden was first born we took (and still take) a ton of photos and videos. Once I take them I would have to upload them to YouTube just so my in laws (who lived cross country) could see him. I think its crazy that we can do that now a days. See pictures and videos of grandkids no matter where you are. Well has make is not only easier but fun too.

Copy Kids with Aiden

Hey guys do you remember awhile back Heather did a post about copy kids? She talked about how Ema would at least try new things now. Well I got a change to also so review this great product with Aiden. When I first emailed Copy Kids I was really worried about his eating habits, most of the time he would only want to eat toast. We would sit him down in high chair and offer him foods that we would eat, but he would just cry and ever eat anything. So we ended up making smoothies and just giving him milk most of the time. I felt like I was failing as a mom. I was trying everything!!!! So I was not too sure how well copy kids would work for us.

They are safe

Hey all I just wanted to let you know, our co blogger April just made it back from VA yesterday. She was moving her parents out here and they started their trip the day hurricane Sandy hit land. They had to deal with not only some bad rain storms but also really bad snow. Here you can see a picture from the first day they left.
Now that they are safe and here I can't wait to have little Aiden see his grandparents (its been almost a year)! I am so glad that they made it all safely here.

ShowerPill The athletic body wipe

Don't let the name throw you off its not a "pill" at all. So I have been going to the gym with Ryan about 3 times a week, just so I can walk. I know walking helps with labor so I want to get in as much walking as I can. The problem is I don't always have time right when I get home to jump into the shower. Lets face it most of the time I have to come home, cook for Aiden and then get him to take a nap. So the ShowerPill is a great way to help get clean without a sticky residue.

Starbucks pick on the week... Big Fish

Big Fish games are now working with Starbucks and giving away free iPhone and iPad games!!!! Remember that the Starbucks pick of the week will change every wee, so make sure you head over to your local Starbucks to get new games every week. Thanks again to Big Fish and Starbucks for giving away apps and games.