Saturday, August 27, 2011

Weekend Blog Hops! (8/27 & 8/28)

So Followed Saturday

Beauty Brite Weekend Gathering Hops

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Saturday 8/27)

Variety pack of the Lay's Regionally Inspired Chips (@11pm EST) U.S. - Having Fun Saving

Top (shirt) of your choice from DownEast Basics (@11pm EST) U.S. - Having Fun Saving

Cool Care Mini Flat Iron with Matching Zippered Bag - Koupon Krazed

Recycooler - Reusable and recyclable, green/earth friendly Cooler - Koupon Krazed

Curling Iron Holder from Cool Care - Koupon Krazed

The Gruffalo on DVD - U.S. - Energizer Bunnies Mommy Reports

Classic Bath Luve - U.S. - Girly Girl Giveaways

30 day supply of EvoraPet - U.S. - Girly Girl Giveaways

BabyBond Nursing Cover - Worldwide - n.c. baby blog

$25 GC to Doggie Couture Shop - U.S. - Networking Witches

Schick Intuition Razor - U.S. - Creative Southern Home

Carmex Prize Pack - US/CAN - Three Boys and an Old Lady

"The 9th Judgment" - book by James Patterson - Miki's Hope

Two pump bottles of organic liquid soap Tropical Traditions - U.S. - Meandering Matt

Handmade Lavender Soap and Bath Truffles from BodyCare Luxuries - Etsy - Worldwide - Jewelry by Janelle (Rafflecopter)

Shushybye Book and CD - Everyday Ramblings of My Life

250 Flyers from - U.S. - My SoCal Life

250 Labels from - U.S. - Whole Lotta Mama

Friday, August 26, 2011

Some Great Giveaways on Thrifty Nifty Mommy!

Sunkist $5 Coupons Ends 8/30:
Italian Prize Pack Ends 8/31:
Savvy Kitty Bed Ends 9/1:
Duckle Dance Prize Pack Ends 9/2:
Tender Tushies Cloth Diaper Ends 9/3:
The Prancing Pony Ends 9/4:
Wild Child CD Ends 9/5:
Woogie Monster Cloth Diapers Ends 9/5:
Momprenuer Fashionista Giveaway Ends 9/6:
$25 Target Giftcard Ends 9/6:
Fanciu Creme Cashmere Sweater Ends 9/7:
Kitchen Counter Cooking School Ends 9/8:
Making Silly Faces CD Ends 9/8:

Buy 2 Get 1 FREE at Evie n Lizzie's Etsy shop!

You heard me right! Buy any 2 products and get 1 FREE on Evie n Lizzie's Esty Shop!

Starts at midnight tonight, 8/27 (EST) and ends on Sunday night, midnight, 8/28 (EST)!

When you check out just list the selected free item in the message to seller (equal or lesser value of the purchased items). She ships items out pretty quickly too!

Below are a few photos of my daughter in one of her dresses! I am hosting a review and giveaway for the Candy Corn pillow case dress starting September 21st! Check out her Holiday section for some cute Halloween outfits!

We are attending the Day Out with Thomas event next weekend in Nashville, TN!

Can I get a Peep! Peep?  I wanted to let you know that I have been selected to be a  “Mommy Reporter” Day Out with Thomas: Leader of the Track Tour 2011 event at the Tennessee Central Railway in Nashville, TN on September 3rd, 2011.

Want to join me? Well take a look at the Day Out with Thomas Schedule and choose an event that you and your family might be interested in attending.  I will be covering the event by tweeting from there and blogging about it after, posting photos and more! Thomas the Tank Engine will also share our breaking news reports through his Twitter feed--

Learn more about the event! Pulling out of the station for its 16th consecutive ride on the rails, the Day Out With Thomas: Leader of the Track Tour 2011 will visit more than 45 cities in the United States and Canada. Day Out With Thomas is the only place for families to take a ride with a 15-ton replica of everybody’s favorite No. 1 engine, Thomas the Tank Engine, and enjoy Thomas-themed activities at the Imagination Station, including stamps, temporary tattoos and hands-on arts and crafts.  Each year the tour grows, traveling to new destinations, adding new activities and welcoming new visitors.   

Hope to see you there! 

Let me know if you are going too and maybe we can meet up! I love meeting other bloggers!

Winners of the Lysol Products and Green Toys Tugboat Giveaways are:

Winner of the Lysol Wipes and Hands-Free Soap Dispenser is:

Winner of the Green Toys Tugboat is:

Friday Blog Hops! (8/26)

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Friday 8/26)

Preggie Pops and Preggie Pop Drops - U.S. - Stuff Parents Need

$20 GC to Sunglass Warehouse (@11pm EST) US/CAN - Having Fun Saving

Natural Household Cleaners Recipe eBook - Worldwide - McCrenshaw's Newest Thoughts (Rafflecopter)

The Big Star Chart , The My Growing Up Chart, and The My Credit Chart from Victoria Chart Co. US/CAN - Giveaway Blogdom (Rafflecopter)

CD or DVD from Rock 'N Learn (@9pm) U.S. - Growing My Kids Reviews

Win Win - DVD - US/CAN - Cars, Trucks and Teething Rings

Duckle Dance Prize Pack ($100 Value) - Moms Review 4 You

Fiber One Prize Pack - U.S. - Getting all my Ducks in a Row

Variety pack of the Regionally Inspired Lay's Chips - U.S. - Getting all my Ducks in a Row

Duck Moose PJ's and Book - U.S. - My Baby Pajamas

Baseball Guys Mini Pack - U.S. - Peace, Love & Poop

Earth Mama’s "A Little Something for Baby" set (filled with zero toxin essentials for an angel on the go) (8/26) U.S. - Chic Momma

Your Choice of Hair Clip from FlowerMeBoutique on Etsy - MyHobbyShop

One bag Blueberry Cobbler Coffee - U.S. - Frugally Green Mom

MacDaddy package from FoundIT (4 years of service, 62 stickers, and 8 tags) - ShyBabies

$25 GC to - U.S. - inRandom

DINOSAUR TRAIN: Dinosaur Big City DVD - U.S. - Susan Heim on Parenting

Children's Book of your choice from the Silver Dolphin Books website - U.S. - Susan Heim on Parenting

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Laurie Berkner Band's NEW DVD/CD combo pack "Party Day" Review and Giveaway! (U.S.) Ends 9/12

My son's 4th birthday (Heather on Airplanes and Dragonflies) is coming up and we can't wait to share the Laurie Berkner Band's NEW DVD/CD combo pack called "Party Day" with our friends and their children! It's going to be so awesome to have it playing in the background for the kids to check out, watch, and interact with. The CD includes five songs from the DVD, including "My Family." Our favorite song on the DVD and CD is "Where is the Cake?" I love playing the CD in the car over and over again. It's nice that I can listen and sing along with something that is great for my children to listen to.

Check out the "Party Day" song on the DVD above! Turn up your speakers!

My children love to dance, play, and act out the movements that go along with the DVD and CD. I am going to have to purchase the previous Laurie Berkner Band's DVD, "Let's Hear it for the Laurie Berkner Band!" just so I can change things up once in a while.

My favorite song by The Laurie Berkner Band is called "Moon, Moon, Moon." I love singing this song to my children at night and to help calm them down. They sing along with me and because it's a slow song, it helps to soothe them and calm them down.

You can check out a Q&A with Laurie Berkner on Working Mother!

Follow The Laurie Berkner Band on Facebook. Check out their "Party Day" Webcast on Youtube!

Download Laurie Berkner Band's song "One Seed" along with four other Laurie Berkner Band songs when you purchase two specially-marked Seventh Generation Laundry or Baby Care products and join the Seventh Generation Rewards Program. Simply log in or sign up, and then enter the unique codes found on the specially marked products to unlock your download. Codes can be redeemed here.

Buy It!:
You can purchase The Laurie Berkner Band's NEW DVD "Party Day" on for $13.49!

Win It!
Enter for a chance to Win your very own copy of The Laurie Berkner Band's DVD/CD "Party Day!" Open to residents of the continental United States only. Ends 9/12/2011 at 11:59p.m. EST (actually on 9/13 at 12:01am EST)

Laurie Berkner Band "Party Day" DVD Giveaway! Ends 9/12 @matthewsmommy

You can enter this giveaway on Airplanes and Dragonflies or on CRichman Freebies! One winner will be chosen when the giveaway is over and the winner will be sent an email that they won the giveaway!

Please use the Rafflecopter Form below to enter this Giveaway, thank you.

How to Turn a Men's Polo Shirt into a Dress for Your Little Girl!

My friend Stacy on "My Random Rambling life" is so creative! She makes clothes for her children and gives new life to clothes! Check out "My Random Rambling life" to find out how she did this!

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Today and Tonight! (Thursday 8/25)

Hotwheels Nitro Speeder - U.S. - Definitely Deals (Rafflecopter)

$25 GC to Crazy Bargains Fun Sleepwear - U.S. - Frugal Family Tree

Personalized Water Bottle or One Month's FREE Advertising - US/CAN - Cookin' for my Captain

Coupon for a FREE Pint of Talenti gelato e sorbetto - U.S. - Peace and Quiet

Bob the Builder: Super Scrambler DVD - US/CAN - 3 Little Kittens (Rafflecopter)

Canister of Tropical Traditions Omega 3 Greens (ARV $44) - U.S. - Stuff Parents Need

Duckel Dance Prize Pack - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire

$5 GC to FragranceNet.Com (2 or 3 winners, not sure) U.S. - Networking Witches

One pair of pediped Originals - U.S. - Networking Witches

Boost-it! Complexion Enhancer - U.S. - Networking Witches

Carmex Prize Pack - US/CAN - Knits, Reads and Reviews

Lysol Wipes & Lysol Hands-Free Soap Dispenser - U.S. - Oh! (Rafflecopter)

Bunch of Coupons - U.S. - You, Me & Remy

Four Sans Sucre baking mixes: Milk Chocolate Brownie Mix, Classic Blondie Brownie Mix, Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix, and Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake Mix - U.S. - Laughing Lindsey

Thomas & Friends: Day Of The Diesels DVD - U.S. - Capitally Frugal

Duckle Dance Prize Pack ($100 value) U.S. - Mommy Katie

Fun prize pack featuring Rizzoli & Isles branded caution tape along with a Forensic Science Kit - U.S. - Susan Heim on Parenting

Time Island Prize Pack - One Busy Moma

MyLoveBook (winner pays shipping) - The Radar Report

Rock 'N Learn DVD of your choice - U.S. - Surviving the Motherhood

One tube of Arnicare Gel - U.S. - Surviving the Motherhood

Performace Dry T-Shirt from Cafe Press - U.S. - Surviving the Motherhood

Kooli Poolside Mat (@8pm CST) U.S. - The Davis Daily Dose

(Books) Winner #1: Feed Your Family Right - by Elisa Zied & Ruth Winter; Winner #2: Nutrition At Your Fingertips - by Elisa Zied - U.S. - Veggie Sneak Attack (Rafflecopter)

500 piece Letterhead - U.S. - Sweetly Made (Just for you) (Rafflecopter)

$25 Zulily Credit - "Deal"ectible Mommies

Two Go-Picnic Ready to Eat Meals (@10pm EST) U.S. - Mixxed Reviews

Be Kind Print (11 x14 in) by PopRocks Design - love, kelsie rae

$25 Visa GC - Savvy Housewife

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Today and Tonight! (Wednesday 8/24)

$10 GC to Quilted Euphoria - Etsy (@12noon) Worldwide - Bacon Time

Yellow Rose Earrings (@12noon) Worldwide - Bacon Time

MyLoveBook - The Perfect "Answer" Book (@11pm EST) U.S. - Having Fun Saving

Dotmine Day Planner (@11pm EST) U.S. - Having Fun Saving

$25 GC for sleepwear of their choice from Crazy for Bargains - U.S. - SuperMommy Reviews

Set of Pulse Yoga DVD's - U.S. - Ask Away...

Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin! DVD (15 stories) from Scholastic - U.S. - Stuff Parents Need

Mars Needs Moms 2-disc Blu-ray High-Def + DVD Combo Pack - U.S. - Shining 2 Save

Fiber One Prize Pack - Mom and More

Kidzikoo koozie for sippy cups or bottles - U.S. - Mama to 4 Blessings

Matching Game from Design Smart Studios - Etsy - Purposeful Homemaking

Carmex Prize Pack - Baba's Farm Life

Duckle Dance Gift Package - U.S. - 2 Kids and a Coupon

Ultimate Back to School Combo Pack from Mabels Labels - U.S. - A Frugal Friend

2 year membership to - Peace Love & Poop (Rafflecopter)

Bottle of Stopain Extra Strength Roll-on - U.S. - Laughing Lindsey

Don't Sweat The Small Stuff In Love - book - U.S. - Simple Wyrdings

$40 gift certificate to The Vinyl Zone - Worldwide - Free stuff, Fun sites, Contests and More (Rafflecopter)

The Grace Card DVD - U.S. - The Radar Report

Necklace of your choice from The Shine Project - Adventures of Newlyweds

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Tuesday 8/23)

Four Larabars (@11pm EST) - Having Fun Saving

$35 in products from Blue Sky Home Series (@9pm CST) US/CAN - CoolKids

$25 GC to - U.S. - Featured Product Reviews

Can't Help But Love You Baby (Children's CD) by Karen Potje (@3pm EST) U.S. - Mom-Blog

Shushybye Book and CD - U.S. - Stuff Parents Need

Back to School Prize Pack - U.S. - Dede's Crafty Kids

Wood Chuck and an Orbee-Tuff Glow for Good Ball for the dog (@9pm EST) - Yours to Win

Veggie Tales: Princess and the Pop Star DVD - U.S. - Mommy Katie

Lysol Hands-Free Soap Dispenser and Lysol Wipes - U.S. - Table for Five reviews and giveaways

Handmade Reusable Fabric Lunch Bag from Starry Home Crafts - Worldwide - Joyful Service

Variety pack of the Regionally Inspired Lay's Chips - U.S. - Joyful Service

Dolce Pet Dish & Barksters Dog Treats - US/CAN - Networking Witches

Lifetime membership to - Practical mUm

Fiber One Prize Pack U.S. - Naddez's Tidbyts

Blurt! word race game - U.S. - The Adventures of Paul & Natalie

Yankee Doodle Sing-a-ma-jig - U.S. - Girl Gone Mom

Products for Athletic Moms prize pack - U.S. - Girl Gone Mom

Pearl Bracelet, Necklace and Earring set - Pot of Gold Giveaways

25 Falling Skies branded bouncy balls - U.S. - Susan Heim on Parenting

1oz. travel size bottle of Raise Armpit Stain Remover - Be Your Best Mom

My Memories Suite 2.0 Software (ARV $40) - Worldwide - Living Montessori Now

Party prize pack worth $65 from The Trendy Butterfly (@9pm CST) - Mom-A-Logues

$25 DormCo Gift Card - U.S. - Life Music Laughter

Quest for the Dress by Nancy Di Fabbio - book - U.S. - Outnumbered 3 to 1

Glow Baby Memory Book - US/CAN - Outnumbered 3 to 1

Chocolate Chip Cheescake dip from the Gourmet Cupboard - U.S. - free & frugal mommy of one

One 5oz. bottle of Bacon Hot Sauce - US/CAN - Your Golden Ticket Blog

Afterheelz Foldable Shoes - U.S. - One Busy Moma

$25 GC to Publix - U.S. - Gathering My Roses

Monday, August 22, 2011

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Today and Tonight! (Monday 8/22)

OXY Clinical Acne Solutions Pack (ARV $14.99) (@12noon EST) US/CAN - Locomotion of Expressions

"Back to School" combo pack from Mabels Labels - US/CAN - Having Fun Saving

The Lantern - book - U.S. - Muse Reviews

“A Little Something for Baby” from Earth Mama Angel Baby - US/CAN - More Than A Home

Two Texas Sized Food Gift Boxes (Valued at $42) - U.S. - Fishful Thinking

Abstract Watercolor Painting, Memory - Internationally - Amanda Volya's Art Corner

Biology 101 DVD - For One Another

Hershey’s S’mores Kit - U.S. - Networking Witches

Newman's Own - Two packs or Organic Cookies - U.S. - Networking Witches

Carmex Prize Pack - U.S. - Networking Witches

Apron from Thirty-One - Hines-Sight Blog

$20 GC to Target (@8pm) U.S. - Just Call Me Cheap

Busy Body Book Personal & Family Grid Organizer - U.S. - A Frugal Friend

Something Borrowed DVD - U.S. - From PDX With Love

Beethoven's Wig: Sing Along Piano Classics CD (@9pm PST) U.S. - Growing My Kids Reviews

Cupcake-theme 8 x 10 print and card (@9pm PST) U.S. - Growing My Kids Reviews

Hold-On Handle for your stroller (can also be used on shopping carts!) (@10pm EST) U.S. - Frugality is Free

One Pair of Shoes (up to $55) from Nomad Footwear - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire

$25 GC to MyBabyClothesBoutique (@6pm EST) - Grand Giveaways

Food Network Star: The Official Insider's Guide - book - U.S. - Yummy Mummy

"Back to School Pack" from Lovable Labels - U.S. - Happy Homemaker Reviews

RESET™ program, 5-Day Jump Start weight loss program - webe girls

"Always Dance in the Rain" 12x12 Canvas - US/CAN - The Elephant's Trunk

One fat quarter bundle of Christmas Candy Cottons from Riley Blake Designs - Worldwide - Whimsy Couture Sewing Blog

Custom made needle felted Bookmark from Cariboo Butterfly - Etsy - US/CAN - Screaming Sardine

Veggie Tales: Princess and the Popstar DVD - U.S. - Retail Therapy Lounge

Coca-Cola Park Pack - US/CAN - Retail Therapy Lounge

Free ebook/audio files of Get Organized to Keep Your Family Sane AND a Free Time to Toss it Ebook - U.S. - Retail Therapy Lounge

Newly revised book - "Womanly Art of Breastfeeding" - U.S. - life in the lost world...

Beecology product - U.S. - Dragonfly Sweetnest

Robert Pierre "I'm All In" CD - U.S. - Dragonfly Sweetnest

THE HELP Prize Pack - US/CAN - My Four Monkeys

RIO Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack - US/CAN - My Four Monkeys

Read and Share Devotional and Bible - US/CAN - My Four Monkeys

Sea Monster's First Day - Children's Book - US/CAN - My Four Monkeys

250 Print Flyers from - U.S. - My Four Monkeys

Certain Dry Solid Anti-perspirant - U.S. - Menopausal New Mom

$15 iTunes GC (3 winners) - U.S. - Featured Product Reviews

Night Light from Paper Scissors Rock (8/23 @12pm EST) U.S. - Generations of Savings

Sunday, August 21, 2011

John Deere Roll and Go Flashlight from Learning Curve Review and Giveaway! (US/CAN) Ends 9/4

The John Deere Roll and Go Flashlight from Learning Curve is pretty cool! My three and a half year old son couldn't wait for me to get it out of the package! He loves squeezing the red handle to turn on the flashlight and tractor engine sounds! When he squeezes the handle, the hood of the tractor opens up, the flashlight comes on, and it makes engine noises, all at the same time. The wheels also work! So it also makes a great John Deere Tractor Toy also. After about a minute and a half to two minutes, the flashlight shuts itself off.

- It makes a Great Toy!
- The Tractor Engine Sounds are cool!

- The Trigger or Handle is a little hard to pull up on. Sometimes it takes a few tries to get it to work. But I am noticing, the more we play with it, the easier the handle is to pull up on!

Buy It:
Purchase the John Deere Flashlight on, currently on sale for $11.08. It is recommended for ages 18 months and up. You can also purchase it at Target and Toys R Us for $12.99.

Open to U.S. and Canada!!!

Disclosure: I received the John Deere Roll and Go Tractor Flashlight for review from a PR firm, no other financial compensation was received.

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Sunday 8/21)

$30 GC to Dainty Lions (@9pm CST) Worldwide - CoolKids

Granite Gold Prize Pack - The Peaceful Housewife

Ten Pack Combo of this weekend's Coupons (@11pm EST) U.S. - Having Fun Saving

Born To Shop Bookmark - Etsy - CAN/US - 50Plus Single BBW (Rafflecopter)

Six Mild by Nature infant care products - U.S. - Susan Heim on Parenting

Sega Superstars for Nintendo DS/DSi - U.S. - gaynycdad

Scentsy Goodie Bag - US/CAN - 3 Little Kittens

Complete Skin Care Set from Grateful Body - US/CAN - Hanging Off The Wire

Five Katz Gluten Free Bakery items - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire

Fiber One Prize Pack - U.S. - Frugal Plus

$15 GC to - US/CAN - n.c. baby blog

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Just for Pre-Teens - book (3 winners) - U.S. - My Kansas City Mommy

$25 GC to Sam's Club - U.S. - Rant Rave Roll

Chuggington: It's Training Time DVD - US/CAN - Rant Rave Roll

Justin Bieber’s singing toothbrush: ($15 value) - My Busy Children

Duckle Dance Prize Pack - U.S. - My Busy Children

Harmonizing Mask 4.5 fl. oz. from Jadience - U.S. - Vanessa Robert Weddings

MacDaddy Family package for FoundIt - Lisa Reviews (Rafflecopter)

"The Help" prize pack - U.S. - Simplified Saving

BKW’s Original Steak Rub - U.S. - One Busy Moma

Pint of organic Tropical Traditions Coconut Cream Concentrate (@9pm EST) - Yours to Win

Breyer Stablemates Little Red Stable or Learning Resources Funny Phone game from - U.S. - Saving U Green

Assortment of 100% Organic baking spices and natural extracts from The Spice Hunter - U.S. - Saving U Green

Full Sized Bottle of Organic Shampoo from Nuture My Body ($25 value) - U.S. - Saving U Green

8oz. bottle of Prefense Hand Sanitizer - U.S. - Saving U Green

Lawry's Prize Pack - U.S. - Peanut Butter in my Hair

Clifford the Big Reg Dog Prize Pack - My Springfield Mommy

VeggieTales: Princess & The Pop Star DVD (@8pm) U.S.

Crunch Pak (@8pm) U.S.

Marcal Napkins

Set of Coupons for Breyers Ice Cream Treats (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Piczzle Custom Made Photo Puzzle

DuPont Easy Entry Lock Lubricant

Capezio/Wisharoo Park Duckle Dance Gift Package (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Who is Simon Miller? Prize Pack (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

The Help Movie Gift Pack (@8pm) U.S. - My Springfield Mommy