Monday, November 2, 2015

SuperKind Kickstarter: Inspiring a New Generation of SuperKind Heroes

I received a superkind set in exchange for this review.  All opinions are 100% mine.

SuperKind is such a beautiful concept that I feel honored to have the chance to share it with all of you.

The founders of Datevitation and their daughter decided to take a stand against bullying and encourage kindness instead. 

Superkind is a fun product that will help inspire kids to perform random acts of kindness.  They will be able to track their RAOK with personalized stickers, and encourage their friends to do the same by handing out cards featuring their faces.

Watch the video to learn more about it.




The goal is to inspire a new generation of everyday heroes who unite the world with the power of kindness.

Elijah loved receiving his personalized kit.  The first RAOK he picked was donate to the local food shelter.  His school is collecting cans all month, so he took two cans with him to donate.



He was very proud to put the food donation sticker on his certificate!


Next, he encouraged his sister to do a RAOK as well.


The cards are really cute, and give ideas as to what RAOK to do.

Before going to school Elijah decided he was going to do another RAOK during the day.  He was very proud of himself for letting his friend in front of him while waiting in line.  

He got to put another sticker on his certificate, and we're preparing for our next RAOK, which will be to leave a treat for the mailman.

I love the concept of SuperKind and encourage you to check out their Kickstarter Page HERE.

Download the Kit Free: They want all kids to have access to SuperKind cards, regardless of their financial ability.  That’s why they are offering a free PDF download of the Kindness cards for anyone who shares their campaign.  
How amazing is that?

Friday, October 23, 2015

Superfood Fuel for Kids - Organic Slammers



It is so frightening to read that the rate of childhood obesity has more than doubled in children, and tripled in adolescents within the last 30 years! 

I'm always in a search of healthier options for my kids, but also healthy snacks that my kids are willing to eat.


Fruit pouches have been a staple in our house for a while, and I was very excited to find out that Organic Slammers are full of Superfoods which are a great sources are Vitamins and Minerals.  
And, what better way to introduce your kids to flavors like brain-boosting blueberries, heart-healthy acai, antioxidant-rich pomegranate, and vitamin-rich yumberries.


They come in many different flavors and the great thing about the Slammers is that they have No Sugar Added, Nothing Artificial, High in Antioxidants, No Nuts, No Gluten and tons of Superfoods!  


They are perfect on the go.  

My daughter loves to eat one while playing on the playground.  I also like that they are easy enough for her to open herself.

I also put them in the kids' lunchboxes, and they would be an awesome treat to hand out at Halloween.


The Organic Slammers + Protein is perfect for this little guy before flag football practice.  I love being able to give him a snack that is full of good nutrients and 7g of protein.

Find them at your local grocery store like Publix, Target, Safeway and more.
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Disclosure:  I received Organic Slammers for free in exchange for a review.  All opinions are 100% mine.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Beach Christmas Family Photo Ideas

 
Can you believe it's Christmas pictures time again. 
 
Ok, you still have a some time before you really need to get serious about them, but I like to get a head start.  I've noticed that the longer I wait, the busier we get with everything else, and Christmas picture becomes overwhelming.
 
So I usually get prepared around mid October to early November.
 
I'm very lucky to have a sister who is very talented and takes amazing pictures, so I usually handle the idea for the picture, and I leave the picture taking to her.
 
Last year, I decided to take our project to the beach.  After a little digging, and creating we had a perfect background for our picture.
 
 
Of course I put my husband to work....
 
 
The kids helped with digging the holes where the boys would go, and my niece and I worked on the sandman and other decorations.
 
 
We made sure to plan the shoot for around sunset for a few reasons. 
First, there would be less people on the beach, but more importantly, there would be less shadows on the kids faces.
 
Also, my kids are very sensitive to the sun, and if we took the pictures in full daylight, they would all have closed eyes.
 
 
Here's the final result. 
I used this one for my Christmas cards.
 

It's also a nice background for individual pictures!
 
My kids aren't always cooperative during photo shoots, but by involving them in the preparation process they seemed more willing to pose for a few minutes.
 
If you want to see more pictures from my sister, check out her facebook page at Arabelle G. Photography

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Enter to Win a Year's Supply of Boogie Wipes + $100 Target Gift Card! #Nannynosebest


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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

*TODAY* Let's Learn to Read 10-DVD Collection by Rock ‘N Learn Groupon Deal

 
Today's Deal of the Day on Groupon is for products from a company that I absolutely believe in.
 
Today you can get Let's Learn to Read 10-DVD Collection by Rock 'N Learn for $32.99
 
(Retail value of the Let’s Learn to Read 10 DVD Collection is $129.95 at www.rocknlearn.com. )
 
Find the deal HERE.
 
I've written several reviews for different Rock 'N Learn products and I believe they are great for kids.
 
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Friday, October 2, 2015

G.H. Cretors Popcorn Dresses Up for Holidays with Fall-Flavored Caramel Corn


G.H. Cretors is bringing your favorite Holiday Flavors to their amazing caramel corn.  

I did a review of G.H. Cretors caramel corn several months ago, and I couldn't wait to try their New Seasonal Popcorns.

Not only is G.H Cretors caramel corn delicious it is made of the best ingredients. 
Non-GMO Project Verified, completely free of artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives.
It is also kosher and naturally gluten-free, so snack on....

The seasonal popcorn comes in three different flavors: Pumpkin Spice, Orchard Apple and Double Chocolate with Almonds and Cashews.


If you're one of those people who wait all year for September to roll around because of Pumpkin Spice flavored everything, the Pumpkin Spice Caramel Corn is definitely for you.

It's made with real pumpkin, whole pumpkin seeds, large walnut pieces, and an autumn-inspired spice blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves.


The Orchard Apple Caramel Corn has such an interesting flavor, a little sweet and tart, It combines caramel corn with large slices and chunks of real Granny Smith and Fuji apples.  

I love the combination of popcorn and slices of dried apples, it was so original and flavorful.


Last but not least and my favorite (because I'm a chocoholic) is the Double Chocolate Caramel Corn with Almonds and Cashews.  Made with white and dark chocolate, whole almonds, and whole cashews, this version is to die for. So delicious, I can eat a bag in one sitting!

The Limited Edition flavors will be available in 8-ounce bags for around $5.99 in natural food and mainstream grocery stores. 

The Limited Edition Tin will include an 8-ounce bag of Orchard Apple Caramel Corn, an 8-ounce bag of Pumpkin Spice Caramel Corn, and a 5-ounce bag of Chicago Mix for around of $19.99.

Check out the Store Locator.

Disclosure: I received a sample of G.H Cretors Seasonal Caramel Corn in exchange for this review.  However, all opinions are 100% my own.  

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Little Laundry Lifehacks Giveaway

I'm teaming up with some great brands and bloggers to share some of my favorite laundry hacks, plus a chance to win a Little Laundry Lifehacks Giveaway (including a $150 Walmart gift card.)

Four Fabulous Laundry Hacks

1. Sick of ironing? Put your iron away and use Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus instead. Just spray, smooth and tug and watch those wrinkles disappear! Click here to download a coupon. DWR to the rescue
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Monday, September 21, 2015

The New Chicken Burger from McDonald's Tampa Bay #McDChickenBurger + Giveaway


McDONALD’S OF TAMPA BAY LAUNCHES ONE OF
THE FIRST-TO-MARKET CHICKEN BURGERS


McDonald’s of Tampa Bay unveils the latest in burger innovation by introducing one of the first-to-market ground Chicken Burgers. 

Only local participating Tampa Bay McDonald’s customers will get the first taste of a unique and satisfying burger experience, using quality ground chicken (with no artificial colors or flavors). Created and crafted by local Tampa Bay McDonald’s Owner/Operators in partnership with their chicken supplier, Keystone Foods, the new Chicken Burger is grilled to perfection and perfectly complemented with tasty veggies and tempting, savory sauces all carefully assembled on a new gourmet bun.


I visited my local McDonald's to be one of the first to try the New Chicken Burger.

The chicken burger comes in two options, The Classic and The Signature
  • The Classic starts with a quarter pound ground chicken patty, topped with red onions, lettuce, tomatoes and Ranch sauce. The Classic Chicken Burger has 390 calories
  • The Signature is the same juicy ground chicken patty, offering grilled onions with lettuce, tomatoes and a tangy and sweet “Signature” sauce. The Signature Chicken Burger has 400 calories.
  • Both burgers are crafted using a new gourmet bun.  Each also offers 28 grams of protein.
I tried the Signature Chicken Burger and it tasted great.  I was a little skeptical at first, but the grilled onions and "signature" sauce gave it great flavor. Topped with the gourmet bun, I can't wait to try the Classic next time.  

Did you know?  You can substitute a chicken burger patty on a comparable beef sandwich, though an upcharge may apply.




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Disclosure: I received "Be Our Guest" coupons and the above information from @McDTampabay  to try the Chicken Burger. However, I did not receive any other form of compensation.  All opinions are 100% my own.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Gardening With Kids: Garden in a Glove Project #CampSci


With help from Monsanto #CampSci, we were able to keep the kids busy this summer with an fun and educational Science Camp at home.

Our favorite science camp activity was Garden in a Glove.  It was easy to execute and perfect to get several kids involved.


For Garden in a Glove, you start by placing a wet cotton ball (squeeze excess water) in each finger of a plastic glove.

  • Next, place 3-5 seeds on each cotton ball.  Use a different veggie for each finger.  Make sure to label each finger.

  • Then, place a second wet cotton ball in each finger, and make sure the seeds are between the two cotton balls.



  • Blow air into the glove and seal it.  Place where your glove will have good sun exposure.
  • After 5 to 9 days, your seeds should be getting too big for glove.  
  • Move them to mini carton boxes filled with soil.
  • Place them outside, water them, and watch them grow.


Ours are still growing, we can't wait to eat our new veggies...


Disclosure: I received #CampSci activity packs from Monsanto in exchange for this post.  All opinions are 100% my own.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Amazingly Beautiful Facial Skin Care : Review & Giveaway (3 Winners)


How cute are these personalized bottles!  I was so surprised to find my name of the bottle of Amazingly Beautiful Skin Care system I received from Trusted Health Products.

Turns out every bottle comes to you personalized, it's such a sweet touch.  

So what is Amazingly Beautiful?
Amazingly Beautiful uses a rare combination of live fruit, nut and plant extracts to feed your skin cells and promote youthful, moist, beautiful glowing skin.

The skin care system comes with A.M. Moisturizer and a P.M Revitalizer: 

  • The  A. M. Moisturizer Ingredients are 100% Pure Botanical oils of almond, orange, lemon, avocado and olive.
  • The P. M. Revitalizer Ingredients are 100% Pure Botanical oils of almond, orange, lemon, evening primrose and apricot.

I love that the Amazingly Beautiful products are 100% pure – No preservatives, parabens, GMOs, synthetic chemicals or additives of any kind.  It the best thing you can give to your skin.

I was worried about putting oil on my skin morning and night, and whether it would make my face greasy, but it hasn't happened at all. It actually feeds your skin what it needs in order for it to be luminous, beautiful and healthy.

The instructions are to put 2 to 3 drops on each cheek.  Your skin recognizes Amazingly Beautiful as food and therefore will be hungry for it and may require more drops initially.  I've seen how I've slowly started to need less drops each day.

I've really enjoyed using Amazingly Beautiful daily.  My skin feels healthier, and I love knowing that because of all the great ingredients it will take the place of anti-aging creams, cleansers firming creams, exfoliaters, moisturizers, day/night creams, make-up removers, body lotions, nutrient pacts and more.

There is so much more information about Amazingly Beautiful, make sure to find out all the details HERE.


SPECIAL OFFER:  For a limited time, the manufacturer is willing to offer my readers one FREE bottle. They would love to have my readers try out Amazingly Beautiful A.M. Moisturizer (for women) or The Man A.M. Moisturizer (for men) and agreed to send one bottle FREE if you would pay a minimal shipping and handling charge. This is a one-time only offer!  They also agreed to include 2 eye-opening reports – The Poisons You Put On Your Face Everyday and Why Your Skin Care Products Have Never Worked: The Truth Revealed .”  That’s a total value of over $40.00. Click here to get your FREE Bottle and FREE reports now!”

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Disclosure: I received a sample of Amazingly Beautiful Skin care system in exchange for a review. However, all opinions are 100% my own. I did not receive any other form of compensation.

Friday, August 28, 2015

The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Sixth Season Or The Originals: The Complete Second Season Giveaway


Two of CW's most popular shows are coming out on DVD, and you have a chance to win a copy for yourself.  
About The Vampire Diaries The Complete Sixth Season
The Vampire Diaries continues its sixth season with more delicious drama to sink your teeth into. In season five, after a passionate summer with Damon, Elena headed to Whitmore College with Caroline, not knowing Bonnie sacrificed her life for Jeremy’s. Meanwhile, Stefan and Caroline’s friendship deepened as they stood up to the Travelers, a nomadic witch tribe driven to strip Mystic Falls of magic and cast out its supernatural residents. In the shocking season finale, Damon, fearing he would lose his loved ones on the crumbling Other Side, made a huge sacrifice to bring them all back — with catastrophic and heartbreaking results. Season six follows the characters’ journey back to each other as they explore the duality of good versus evil inside themselves. Matt Davis reprises his role as Alaric Saltzman, recently returned from The Other Side. Plus, the season will make you misty-eyed as the departure of a major character will turn lives upside down and leave us asking what happened to Mystic Falls.
Own The Vampire Diaries The Complete Sixth Season on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD September 1, 2015 .
Contains All 22 Episodes From The Sixth Season Plus Two Featurettes, An Audio Commentary, The 2014 Comic-Con Panel, Deleted Scenes, And A Gag Reel
The Vampire Diaries on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thevampirediaries
The Vampire Diaries on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cwtvd
About The Originals The Complete Second Season

As Original vampire-werewolf hybrid Klaus Mikaelson returned to the vibrant, supernaturally charged city of New Orleans in season one, he was stunned to learn — along with his siblings Elijah and Rebekah — that Hayley, a werewolf, was pregnant with his child, and his vampire protégé, Marcel, whom the Original siblings had thought long dead, was ruling the French Quarter. Soon, a bloody war escalated between vampires and witches — the stakes raised by powerful teenage witch Davina and by Klaus’s bond with Cami, a student with a painful past — and a ruthless pack of wolves seized the opportunity to stage a violent coup. Now, in season two, a new status quo must be adjusted to, as the newly empowered werewolves control the city. Klaus struggles with weaknesses as Elijah desperately tries to save Hayley — now a hybrid — from a vicious spiral of self-destruction. Meanwhile, with the re-emergence of several Mikaelsons, “family is power” takes on new meaning.
Own The Originals The Complete Second Season on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD September 1, 2015
Contains All 22 Episodes From The Second Season Plus Never-Before-Seen Featurettes And Much More!
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Take the Quiz and share you results with me.




As a special treat, just for you guys.  You get to watch four exclusive interviews with the creator of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, Julie Plec.

Julie Plec Answers Your Questions About The Originals The Complete Second Season 



Julie Plec Answers Your Questions About The Vampire Diaries The Complete Sixth Season 



The Top 5 Must Watch Episodes of The Originals The Complete Second Season with Julie Plec 



The Top 5 Must Watch Episodes of The Vampire Diaries The Complete Sixth Season with Julie Plec 



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~ One Kids and Deals reader will Win either The Vampire Diaries The Complete Sixth Season or The Originals The Complete Second Season (CHOSEN AT RANDOM) Giveaway open to the U.S. and Canada
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Disclosure: I am working with Warner Bros. on this post, however, I did not receive any form of compensation.

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Monday, August 17, 2015

#ShareYourLegacy Sweepstakes ‪#‎ENMNetwork


Enter now for a chance to add an exciting Broadway story to your legacy


The Grand Prize Winner and a guest will be whisked away to New York City for a once in a lifetime Broadway experience. 
Find out more at: www.h2oplus.com/legacy

Prizes are:
  • Round-trip airfare for two to NY
  • Two night hotel stay
  • Two tickets to The Lion King and exclusive behind the scenes tour
  • H2O+ Skin & Bodycare Beauty Basket ($500 retail) full of bestsellers for healthy, glowing skin for your big night on the town.




Disclaimer: I am participating in this campaign as a member of Entertainment New Media Network. Although this is not a paid post, I was sent a small thank you gift for my participation. All opinions expressed are my own.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Bauli's Mini Sweet Indulgences: Croissants Snacks for All & Giveaway

 
After coming back from our trip to France, I was so excited to get to try a European inspired snack. 
 
The Bauli Mini Croissants are oven baked treats perfect for a quick snack. 
 
The Bauli company has made authentic Italian pastries for decades.  What's great is that they pride themselves in not using chemical additives, nor artificial colors in their pastries.
 
 
The Mini Croissants come in two different flavor; Chocolate and Vanilla.  And I love that they are portion controlled at only 50 calories a pop!
 
These were perfect to satisfy my sweet tooth. 
 
 
The Bauli Mini Croissants are perfect to take on-the-go!  My favorite was the chocolate, but that's because I'm a chocolate freak.  The vanilla custard tasted great as well. 
It's a great snack for everyone.  My kids loved them! 
 
The Mini Croissants are moist and flavorful, and it's nice to snack on something different once in a while.
 
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Disclosure: I received Bauli Mini Croissants for free for this review, however, all opinions are 100% my own.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

What Disney Princess are You?


Haven't we all dreamed of being a Princess at some point?  Well, most women that is.

Morphsuit has created a fun quiz to help you discover which Disney Princess you really are.

Have some fun and take the quiz...

I'd love to know your results so feel free to comment with what you got.




And if you're more into Marvel Heroes, feel free to take the Which Marvel Hero Are You?  Quiz


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Cambridge Handwritting at Home ~ Review

This is a sponsored post by Cambridge University Press.  I received free books in exchange for a review.
 
Cambridge University Press is thrilled to announce the launch of the
 

The series is designed for parents of Pre-K to Third Grade children to support their child in developing confident and fluent cursive handwriting.  
 
 
There are four books in the series, starting with 'Getting Ready for Handwriting' which teaches pattern and mark-making to develop early handwriting skills. The final book 'Forming Cursive Letters' is aimed at Second and Third Grade children and introduces fully cursive letters, allowing your child to develop a flowing, easy-to-join handwriting style.
 
 
The books are made so that kids can practice as often as they want with wipe clean pages. 
 
 
The series also comes with a free app, bringing the letters and patterns to life. (compatible with Android and iOS)  
 
My kids ages range from 4 to 9, and they were each able to find a book that matches their handwriting skills. 
 
They loved the opportunity to erase and try again until they got it right.
 
These books were perfect to bring on vacation with us.  It entertained the kids while teaching them an important skill.
 
BUY IT: Find the series on Amazon for around $6.99 per book.