Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Summer Dreams Giveaway Hop [Giveaway]

I have yet another Summer giveaway for your! This one is is a giveaway and a blog hop. The giveaway will have 3 winners who will win a variety of items for the summer (and all year round). 
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Welcome to the Summer Dreams Giveaway & Blog Hop!

Hosted by Michigan Saving and More

Co Hosted By

Deliciously Savvy

Heartbeats~ Soul Stains

kraftymax.com

Life in a House of Testosterone

 
I WANT TO THANK ALL OF THESE WONDERFUL SPONSORS!

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JClaw Tek Fire Talon Multitool – See review HERE.
Box 4 Blocks – See the review HERE.
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Clever YogaTowel and Hand Towel – See the review HERE.
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Clever YogaYoga Block – See the review HERE.
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Clever YogaExercise Ball – See the review HERE.
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Lloyd and Lucy’s Pet Supplies – Hip & Joint Supplement for Dogs – See review HERE.
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Stampin UpPaper Pumpkin May – See Review HERE
SafeTGloves - See Review HERE
Googah - baby mirror - See Review HERE
Winning Moves Games – Guess Who™ See review HERE.
20% off with coupon code 20OFFSUN

By following us on our social networks and by email we are able to get the best giveaways together on the internet! Please take a minute to "like" us on facebook! Thank you!

THE GIVEAWAY

3 WINNERS

1st prize 2nd prize     3rd prize 

GOOD LUCK!

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PLEASE HOP AROUND TO WIN SOME AWESOME PRIZES.

I have teamed up with some of the best bloggers online to share these giveaways with our readers. Be sure to hop around to the participating blogs and enter some fabulous giveaways!

Disclosure:  This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. You are not eligible if you have won a prize from any of the sponsors in the last 12 month. This Giveaway is valid in the Continental United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 7/31/15. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back to las93063 at gmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Laura Smith at las930 (at)gmail (dot) com. Michigan Saving and More or any Summer Dreams Giveaway Hop Bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations.   
  


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

MagnetStreet 4th of July Wedding Savings Sale - Save 25% [ad]

MagnetStreet is an online, full service stationary store that not only sells stationary, but other items like magnets and cards. Everything can be personalized with family photos and customized wording. With the MagnetStreet 4th of July Wedding Savings Sale, you can save 25% on all Wedding products.



MagnetStreet 4th of July Wedding Savings Sale

Order Wedding Save the Dates, Wedding Programs, Wedding Invitations or any Wedding products at MagnetStreet.com and Save 25%.

MagnetStreet Coupon Code: WAFJULY at checkout.

Offer valid 6/30/2015-7/7/2015.

What is MagnetStreet?

MagnetStreet.com is your Wedding headquarters for all printed products to capture and share your moments with friends, relatives, and anyone! MagnetStreet is an online, full service stationery store that allows you to create highly personalized wedding announcements, invitations and more. MagnetStreet.com offers a variety of wedding products and designs in unlimited color options and designs to help you communicate your message in your own unique way. 


Look to MagnetStreet for personalized stationary, announcements, invitations, thank you cards and more!


Saturday, June 27, 2015

Organic Toddler Pillow for Optimum Sleep [Review]

Clean eating and clean living not only involves eating whole and organic foods, but it also involves removes toxins from our whole environment - body products, beauty products, clothes, furniture, bedding, etc. One of my goals as a stay at home mom is to provide the least toxic environment for my son. For the past several years, I have spent a lot of time researching the most natural and organics products to purchase. Babies spend a lot of time sleeping, so choosing organic bedding is of utmost importance. Snugg Organic "My Little Big" organic toddler pillow is a premium natural shredded latex pillow with an organic pillow case.


Snugg Organic My Little Big Pillow      
Rating: total green check marks out of 5.

The Good
The Not So Good
Made with natural latex
Initial latex smell (non-toxic, temporary)
Organic cotton blend pillow case

Durable and long lasting (up to 20 years)

Hidden zipper


Snugg Organic toddler pillow is made from premium shredded latex that is covered with an organic cotton blend. The case is hypoallergenic, dust mite resistant and durable. Each pillow comes with a lifelong guarantee and could last up to 20 years with proper care and use. The pillow size is meant for toddlers and children age 2+. The size is a little larger, so it will last the toddler through childhood. Pillow size: 20" x 14" x 3".

Let's talk about the latex. Latex is made from the rubber tree. My Little Big Pillow is made with organic 100% pure shredded latex filling, which is chemical-free and healthier for a child. Synthetic pillows, and even natural down pillows, can be treated with pesticides and chemicals. The company representative said that there are no other chemicals used during the latex manufacturing process. The latex is 100% organic.

There is a latex smell and it is temporary. The smell is non-toxic and goes away with time. The pillow is 100% chemical-free, so the smell is not from any chemicals, but just the natural rubber latex. When I took the pillow from the plastic packaging, I noticed the smell. It was not too strong, but I would not put the pillow out for use immediately upon receiving it. I kept the pillow out in the house and in the breezeway (on warmer days) to let it air out and within about 1-2 weeks, the smell mostly seemed to go away.

The pillow cover is very soft. The inner cover is made from 100% polyester and the outer cover is made from 40% cotton and 60% polyester. No flame retardants or other chemicals are used. The organic cotton fabric blend has a quilted look to it and is very thick. The zipper on the side is hidden. The only part that can be felt is the little zipper pull. My husband and I were both impressed with how soft the pillow case is. The pillow cover is machine washable.


 

The latex filling is shredded pretty small. It is hard to tell it's even shredded latex from feeling it on the outside. The pillow is about medium firmness.


My Thoughts: I love this pillow because it is made from organic and natural materials, it is very durable and will last a long time, and it is the perfect size for my toddler and will last him for years to come. I would like to see the company use 100% organic cotton, especially for the outer cover, which would touch a child's skin. I asked the company representative why 100% organic cotton is noted used and she mentioned that the cotton blended with the polyester makes the cover softer and washes better.

I would purchase this pillow and would recommend it. Aside from needing to let the latex smell wear off, this toddler pillow is eco-friendly and non-toxic.



Disclosure: I received the product to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own and are honest.


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Tips for Eating at a Nice Restaurant with a Toddler

I love good, gourmet food. When I first gave birth to our son, I was hesitant to take him to nice restaurants. What would people think if I brought a baby? Would he cry and cause a scene? Well, yes, babies and toddler crying and causing scenes can happen anywhere. I prefer to dine in local establishments, so I had to figure out how to take my child to nice restaurants.


Here are my tips for eating a nice restaurant with a toddler.
  1. Ask if they have high chairs/boosters (or bring your own - we have a Prince Lionheart Pod that straps on to any chair).
  2. Dine early and allow 30 minutes for food to arrive at the table. 
  3. Request a booth or a table close to the door (in case you have to quickly sneak out with a screaming child). 
  4. Bring a bag of activities, books, toys, and let your toddler pick one item out at a time. 
  5. Bring snacks and/or dinner (in case your child does not want the ordered meal).
My 2 year old son currently doesn't sit in the high chair for more than 15 minutes, so we get him out and sit him in a chair or a lap with activities. If my parents are with us (on the rare occasion), then my mom usually takes our son out to walk around.

We use some or all of these tips depending on which restaurants we are going to and how long we will be there. Every child is different, so customizing to your child will set you up for a successful dining experience. Don't give up your favorite restaurant, bring a few extra items and adjust your expectations a little.
  


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Swim, Sun and Fun [Giveaway]

Are you ready for summer? We are! The M.O.O.N. group and we are hosting one of the biggest giveaways of the summer. There are many prize packages for just about any item you would need to have a blast this summer. Click on the corresponding links to enter to win the other prize packages. 


Welcome to the 3rd Annual Swim, Sun, and Fun Giveaway!!  Summer is one of those exciting times of year no matter where you live or how old you are!  This giveaway  is about celebrating the season in every way.  Prizes include outdoor games, pool/beach gear, vacation essentials, outdoor sporting goods, entertaining and more.......
I have to thank each and every wonderful sponsor who helped truly make this giveaway event possible!

Hosted by:
Make Our Own Network
A Lucky Ladybug, Tyrneathem, Java John Z's, 
and A Ladybug on the Go

Please be patient with our bloggers websites and load times since this is such a large event.  The forms may take a little extra time AND it may seem like this one has a little extra work to enter.  Even though each of the packages have their own giveaway form, you will find that most of the entries are identical.  This way if you like/follow a page in one you will already have it done for the next!



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