Monday, April 29, 2013

NBC’s Share and Tell and Eco Prize Pack Giveaway



Did you know that for every pound of new goods produced, 71 pounds of waste are generated during manufacturing? This Earth Week, NBCUniversal is partnering with the sharing site yerdle to help you minimize your impact on the planet by sharing your stuff. One person’s stuff is another person’s story!

I love the idea of sharing, we try to teach sharing with the kids as much as possible.  The App below has some awesome tips about 7 easy ways to start sharing now and create healthier, happier families and communities.
 

What is yerdle? Yerdle is the new mission-driven California Benefit corporation that’s out to help people share with their friends rather than buying things new. On yerdle, friends post items they're willing to give away or loan, search for items they're looking to get, and nab the things they want. Simple.
Why Host a Share and Tell?
Protect the planet, save money, give gifts to your friends and find things you want. Hosting a Share and Tell means inviting your Facebook friends to share things you want. Parties can either be hosted in-person or online, it’s up to you!


GIVEAWAY: One Kids and Deals reader will win a Green is Universal Prize Pack Consisting of:
  • One Green is Universal canvas tote bag (made from recycled cotton)
          ... along with two of the items below (chosen at random)
    - Planet Ocean DVD
    - Green is Universal T-shirt (made by Alternative Apparel)
    - Green is Universal colored pencil kits (made from recycled newspaper)
    - Green is Universal Vapur water bottles (BPA-free)
    - Green is Universal hardboard cover spiral bound notebook     
    - Green is Universal burlap FEED bag
 
HOW TO ENTER: Take the "How are you green" quiz and post your results in the comments section of this post!
(make sure to leave an email address so I can contact you if you win)

Giveaway ends 5/2 at 10:00 p.m.

Disclosure: NBC Share and Tell, or that NBC supplied these materials to me, I did not receive any forms of compensation.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Warner Bros Mother's Day Movie Night Giveaway




I think that most can agree... Moms are the best - and they do a lot for us! Now it’s time to return the favor and celebrate this Mother’s Day by giving mom the movie night she deserves!

Celebrate Sunday, May 12th in the best way possible by spending quality time with your family and watch one of YOUR favorite classic films!     

Watching a classic flick together tells the story of a different time and place, and is the perfect opportunity to catch up and share stories with your family... tell them something that they never knew about Mom!

Here's a fun Perfect Mother's Day fill-in-the-blank sheet you can use!


 
Check out this fun Mother's Day blog App with features:
  • Guess-the-Scene Game! - How well do you know the silver screen’s most famous love stories and sing-a-longs? Play the Guess-the-Scene game to test your knowledge on the world’s greatest films! The quicker you pick, the more points you score. Ready? Action!
  • Words in Film! - Select your mood and let quotes and images from film express how you’re feeling!
  • Movie Night Conversation Starters! - Watching a classic flick together is the perfect opportunity to catch up and share stories... this Mother’s Day make it a point to connect with your family and give them a chance to learn something about mom they never knew!  Here are some conversation starters to get you started.

 


 
GIVEAWAY:  One Kids and Deals reader will win a copy of either: A Star is Born (1976) on Blu-ray or Cabaret (1972) on Blu-ray. (prize picked at random)
 
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Disclosure: Warner Bros. supplied these materials for me to write this post.  I did not receive any form of compensation.

Mustache Cookie Cutter Set Product Review and Giveaway


 
Look at The first ever Mustache Cookie Cutter Set!




The boys had a little fun with the cookie cutters before I used them.



 
I don't know what all the hype is about mustaches, but I know my kids go crazy when they see anything mustache related!

 

I thought they would have fun with mustache cookies, and it was fun making them for them.
 
 
They were very easy to cut out.





 And they looked yummy coming out!



 
A little icing and you have yourself some mustache cookies!
 
 
 
Complete with 3 different styles, this set is sure to make you the hit of any party or event.
The mustache cookie cutters measure around 4"W x 1.25-1.5"T but vary depending on shape.
Made of 100% stainless steel.
$5 from each sale is donated to the Movember Foundation!
 
GIVEAWAY: One Kids and Deals reader will win a Mustache Cookie Cutter set!
 Enter through the rafflecopter form below.
 
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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Publix Fresh Savings Event & $25 Gift Card Giveaway


 

It's time once again to find savings on fresh foods at Publix® Fresh Savings Event.

Publix has another great sale starting April 24th!  Shop the perimeter of the store and load up your cart with fresh delicious produce and meats.

Then, head into the aisles to complete your meals with condiments and sides.

When you purchase participating products, you can save on store brand items such as bagged salad, chicken breasts, eggs and fresh fruit.


And before you head out to take advantage of the savings, be sure to download and print Publix® exclusive coupons at http://www.freshsavingsevent.com.

I love combining store sales with manufacturers coupons at Publix.  You can save so much money on your groceries! 

What are you looking forward to pick up?

But hurry — select savings on fresh foods are only available through May 8th. 

GIVEAWAY: One Kids and Deals reader will win a $25 Publix Gift Card to take advantage of the great sales!
Enter through the rafflecopter form below.

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Disclosure: The information, products and General Mills gift pack were provided by General Mills and Publix® through MyBlogSpark.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Soft Scrub 4-in-1 Toilet Care Review & Giveaway

 
Today we're talking about a great product that will keep your toilets clean! 
 
The New Soft Scrub 4-in-1 Toilet Care.  It attaches to the bowl rim and is kept in a plastic cage and allows water to activate the cleaner with each flush.
 

Soft Scrub® 4-in-1 Toilet Care is the only rim hanger that:
  • Cleans 
  • Prevents Future Buildup
  • Fights Toilet Ring
  • Freshens up to 4 Weeks


I tried the Alpine Fresh fragrance with bleach, and loved the scent.  I thought it definitely kept my toilet clean.  The only down side I would say is that it didn't last 4 weeks for me, it lasted about 2 which is still good considering it costs less that $2.


It's also available is Sapphire Waters which I can't to try.















SWEEPSTAKES:

Soft Scrub is proud to introduce the Brighter Bowl Sweepstakes featuring NEW Soft Scrub® 4-in-1 Toilet Care!
 
  • One lucky winner will receive $1,000.
  • 250 second place winners get to try NEW Soft Scrub® 4-in-1 Toilet care for FREE!
Enter HERE.
 
WIN IT:
One Kids and Deals reader will win a coupon for Any Free Soft Scrub product.
Enter through the rafflecopter form below.
 
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Disclosure: The Soft Scrub brand provided me with a sample of Soft Scrub 4-in-1 Toilet Care in exchange for a product review.  However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Fast Metabolism Diet Mommy Party



 
I was invited to host a party for my friends to experience the awesome tips and delicious recipes designed by celebrity nutritionist and wellness consultant Haylie Pomroy, straight from her soon-to-be released book, The Fast Metabolism Diet!

I made three of the recipes from her book, and they were a huge hit!  I was very impressed at how tasty and easy the recipes were.

 
The Party Pack

 
Everyone went home with a copy of the book

 
 Phase 3 Sweet Potato Hummus & Cucumbers

 
Phase 1 Turkey Chili

 
Phase 3 Coconut Curry Chicken

 
Some of the party attendees
 
 
After trying all three of these recipes, and the food being so good, I am very motivated to try the Fast Metabolism Diet. 
 
I love that she offers so many recipe ideas, and meal plans.

 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Square Shoes Headband Giveaway

I have a very cute giveaway for you guys.

Pamela at Square Shoes is offering one Kids and Deals reader to win this adorable headband!


Entries are very simple, just enter through the rafflecopter form below.

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While your entering check out some of her other very cute products.

Ballerina in Navy

I love this Navy Ballerina Dress
 
Grey Petal Power
 
 
How about this Grey Petal Power dress, Very cute!

Disclosure: I did not receive any compensation for this post.  All opinions are 100% mine.  Sponsor will provide the prize to the winner.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Combat Ant Killing Bait strips Review & Giveaway



All I have to say is that all small things are not cute, some are, ants aren't.  I guess they do look harmless, but they get very annoying!

We get ants in the kitchen, and once in a while in the bathroom, and they can get hard to get rid of.  They get into everything. 

Combat sent me their New Ant Killing Bait Strips to try so I put them in the kitchen. 


The bait are very easy to install, peel the back, and stick them where you want.

 
 
I had a hard time getting them to stick to a couple surfaces, but I just set them down instead.
 
 They are designed to kill the whole colony, and not just the one ant at a time.  You just place the bait strips wherever you see ants, the ants find the bait and eat it, then they carry the bait back to the colony and expose the other ants.  At the end, the entire colony is destroyed.
 
After a few days, the ants were pretty much gone.  The baits definitely worked.  Next, I will try them in the bathroom when the ants come back. 

SWEEPSTAKES

Combat® is proud to introduce the $1,000 Giveaway featuring NEW Combat® Ant & Roach Killing Bait Strips!

You can enter to win up to $1,000! 
ENTER HERE!

WIN IT: One Kids and Deals reader will Win their Own Combat Ant Killing Bait Strips!
Enter through the Rafflecopter form below.


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Disclosure: Combat brand provided me with a sample of Combat Killing Bait strips in exchange for a product review.  However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

A Minnie Mouse Birthday Party

My daughter recently turned 2, and I decided to plan a Minnie Mouse birthday party for her.  She loves Minnie, and it was a lot of fun for me. 

I got a lot of inspiration from Pinterest, but to keep the cost down, I decided to do as many things as I could with items I already had.  I have to mention that my sister and my niece were a huge help!

Here's the results:

 
Minnie Mouse herself
 
 
Welcome Sign




 Pretty decorations
 
The Table
 
 
Close up of one of the center pieces
 
 
 
Yummies
 
 
Kit Kat Bowl holding M&M's
 
 
A close up of the table
 
 
Minnie & Mickey Mouse Cupcakes

 
Minnie Mouse Cake
 
 
The sign says "Party's Here, Grab Some Ears"

 
We Made Minnie Mouse Ears for all the little ones
 
 
 Handmade Window decals

 
The Party Favors

 
Minnie Mouse Rice Krispie Treats

 
Minnie Mouse Cucumber Sandwiches


 
A little water to keep hydrated

 
And finally a personalized plate for everyone to sign
 
Have you made a theme birthday party?

Friday, April 5, 2013

Combat Roach Killing Bait Strips Review & Giveaway



I would love to pretend we live in a fantasy world where roaches don't exist, but we all know that's not our world. 

Since I moved to Florida, I have not been able to get rid of these things no matter how clean I keep my house.  So when a new product comes out to kill roaches I'm all about trying it!


The New killing bait strips are a great idea.  They are designed to kill the nest, and not just the one roach you can see.  You just place the bait strips wherever you see roaches, the roaches find the bait and eat it, then they carry the bait back to the nest and expose the other roaches.  At the end, the entire nest is destroyed.

This is genius and I love the idea of killing them all.

The new strips are a lot more discreet, and very easy to apply.


I tried them in my bathroom, and kitchen, and so far I like the results.  Usually when it rains, I see more roaches in the house, and it rained a lot yesterday, but I didn't see a roach so far.  I'm sure the strip aren't eliminating them forever, but I will take anything that keeps the roaches away. 

The Combat Roach Killing Bait Strips are available in 10 count variety.  You can find them in all major retailers. 

SWEEPSTAKES

Combat® is proud to introduce the $1,000 Giveaway featuring NEW Combat® Ant & Roach Killing Bait Strips!

You can enter to win up to $1,000! 
ENTER HERE!

WIN IT: One Kids and Deals reader will Win their Own Combat Roach Killing Bait Strips!
Enter through the Rafflecopter form below.

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Disclosure: Combat brand provided me with a sample of Combat Killing Bait strips in exchange for a product review.  However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

HUGO THE HAPPY STARFISH - THE SECRET TO HAPPINESS Review


Hugo The Happy Starfish The Secret To Happiness by Suzy Liebermann


Meet HUGO the Happy Starfish!  In this book, Hugo is actually sad, and on a mission to find happiness.  The starfish goes through different experiences guided by suggestions from a wise friend in order to find happiness.  He realizes that the things he goes through only make him happy for a short time.  Then one day, he finds that the only thing that truly makes him happy is when he shares with others. 
 
I thought this was a great book with a lot of character education.  My kids really enjoyed it, especially my 6 and 7 year old.  It really teaches the kids about positive attitudes and the positive outcomes that come from that.  They could really empathize and relate with the starfish.
 
I think this is a great teaching book as well.  It also includes some Spanish words in it, which I really appreciated the foreign language exposure as I try teach my kids a second language.
 


 The book has beautiful and colorful illustrations


 
 
I really likes that when you get to the end of the story, there is a place for your kids to draw a picture of themselves helping someone or making someone happy and to write about it. This is a great way to get kids involved in practicing the lessons taught in the story.
 
 

Believing that happiness can be learned, feelings can be understood and that building character based on a positive attitude leads to happy, content, self-confident and successful human beings, Suzy Liebermann has created this exciting series of charming books about HUGO THE HAPPY STARFISH.
The series of books on character education aims to help educate children about their feelings, their attitude, their choices and the consequences that follow and includes an introduction to the Spanish language, lessons of character, ecological alertness and life skills—all amid a backdrop of a colorful island and mystical underwater world.


An award winning children’s book:
Award-Winning Finalist in the CHILDREN'S MIND/ BODY/ SPIRIT
category of The USA "Best Books 2012" Awards, sponsored by USA Book News
 

 You can find the entire Hugo books series online and on Amazon, where it is available in seven different languages.
 
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.