Saturday, January 14, 2012

EZ Sox Review! (and a Discount Code for 40% Off - Ends 1/22)

My four year old son, Matthew, has Sensory Integration Disorder. He is behind on some basic motor skills and it has been really hard for him to dress himself. He especially has issues taking his socks on and off, so we normally just put them on for him. Not anymore!

My son tried on a pair of EZ Sox and he quickly pulled them up and on his feet while using the loops on the side of the socks! He was so proud of himself, he wanted to put the other sock on too! I gave him a high five and told him that I was so proud of him for putting on his own socks! A little while later, he came to me and asked me to put his other socks back on, and I told him that he could. Well, he grabbed them, and put them on all by himself. EZ Sox helped my four year old son to learn how to put on and take off his own socks in seconds! He still loves to wear his EZ Sox, but he also loves to take off and put on his own socks, by himself!

My two and a half year old daughter, Chloe, is a normal little girl. She is still learning to put socks on her feet. She did put her pair of EZ Sox on her feet by herself, but she still hasn't grasped the concept of taking her normal socks on and off just yet. So having a few pairs of EZ Sox in the house makes some morning easier, because she can put them on by herself!

A Few things about EZ Sox:
- Reinforced loops give tiny fingers a strong grip for pulling over tiny toes
- Cute animal faces act as a guide, showing them which way is up
- Non-skid bottoms make EZ SOX safer on slippery surfaces
- Made seamless for sensitive toes
- EZ SOX comes in a variety of the cutest designs

Purchase EZ Sox for your children today! 
Use code EZ40 to receive 40% off your entire order! 
(Ends Sunday, 1/22!)

FREE Shipping for all order over $40 to residents of the continental United States!

EZ Sox also sells EZ Sox for Adults! Purchase 3 pairs for $19.99!

Disclosure: I received two pairs of EZ Sox for review. No other compensation was received or exchanged. The opinions above are mine and mine alone.

Oral-B Stages Toothbrush, Oral-B Stages Toothpaste, & Disney Baby Wash Reviews!

Did you know that before your baby's teeth come in that you can brush his or her gums? Oral-B makes toothbrushes that can be used on infants as young as 4 months old! They are so cute! They come with either Winnie the Pooh or Eeyore on them! Oral-B Stages infant toothbrushes are made with baby-soft bristles that were made for tender gums and newborn teeth. Using a toothbrush to clean your baby's gums can keep their mouth clean helps your child get used to having their gums and teeth get cleaned sooner.

I didn't start brushing my first child's teeth until he was probably around a year old. I didn't know that I could do it sooner. With our daughter, and thanks to Oral-B infant toothbrushes, I started brushing her gums when she was 6 months old. My son loves the Oral-B Stages Cars Toothpaste! It's his favorite and a great tool in helping him to learn to brush his teeth.

My daughter is now two and a half years old and she can mostly brush her teeth all on her own! She even puts the toothpaste on her own toothbrush! I still quickly brush her teeth when she says that she's done just to double check, but she's getting better at doing it by herself. She uses the Oral-B Stages Princess Bubblegum flavored toothpaste! I wish they made toothpaste for adults that tasted like bubblegum. I am 13 weeks pregnant, and it sure would be a nice break from tasting minty toothpaste a few times a day.

We also had a chance to review a bottle of Disney Daily Renewal Naturals Hair & Body Baby Wash with Lavender & Chamomile. It's formulated with natural Botanical extracts to cleanse, nourish, and protect baby's and toddler's sensitive skin. It is also Hypoallergenic, Sulfate Free, Paraben Free, Dye Free, and Tear Free! I like that it's very lightly scented that I don't even smell it.

Both of our children have eczema and it's really hard to keep it under control. I have only been using the Disney Daily Renewal Naturals Baby Wash on both children for a little over a week now, but so far, it's been helping their skin.

You can purchase the Disney Daily Renewal Naturals Hair & Body Baby Wash on or at your local retailer.

Disclosure: I received samples of these products for review from MommyParties and MomSelect. No other compensation was received or exchanged.

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Saturday 1/14)

60 pill count bottle of Cocoa Energy - U.S. - Emily Reviews

Two boxes of Phix Energy stix, variety packs - U.S. - Emily Reviews

3 Shanti Generation: Youth Yoga DVD - U.S. - Belly Charms Blog *RC

Five (5) sets of Handmade Vintage inspired Gift Tags - Tattered Treasures

4oz L'oreal Paris Dermo – Expertise Active Daily Moisture Pro Vitamin B5 with SPF 15. (For All SkinTypes) (4 winners) - Couponers Living Free

Exederm Lotion (sensitive skin baby) product - U.S. - 3 Boys and a Dog

$25 GC to the (@8pm) - Texas Cottage

Little Red Riding Hood sewing pattern OR a Buzzing Bee sewing pattern (2 winners) - Worldwide - Colors of my world

Friday, January 13, 2012

Babies R Us Gift Card Giveaway on!

Ends 1/14

Dr. Seuss Wood Alphabet Puzzle Review!

There is a big variety of games, puzzles, and learning toys to check out on Wonder Forge. You can find other Dr. Seuss games and products, Chuggington games, Angelina Ballerina games and puzzles, Curious George games, Mythbusters game, and more! Their products and games have been featured on The Today Show and Live With Regis and Kelly!

We recently had a chance to review the Dr. Seuss Wood Alphabet Puzzle from The Wonder Forge. Your children can learn their A,B,C's along with favorite Dr. Seuss characters like The Cat in the Hat, Fox in Socks, The Grinch, Horton, Yertle the Turtle, and many more! Under every letter is a picture that relates to that letter in the alphabet. Under the A is an airplane and under the B is a ball.

It is a beautiful puzzle decorated with many well known characters from the Dr. Seuss books, including The Grinch, Thing 1, and Thing 2! It states that the puzzle is for ages 3 and up, but my 2 1/2 year old loves it and she can put it together herself! She has actually learned to recognize a few letters of the alphabet by sight! She knows the alphabet song very well, but she hasn't ever fully recognized anything other than A, B, and C. Now she knows D, E, F, G, H, and I! And she has only been playing with this puzzle for about a week.

The Wooden A, B, C's are the perfect size for little hands to grasp onto and place into the puzzle.What a great way for her to learn her A, B, C's and to learn more about the characters from Dr. Seuss!

To check out the Dr. Seuss Wood Alphabet Puzzle and to check out other awesome learning toys, go to This puzzle can be purchased at your local Target, Toys R Us, Walmart, and on

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Disclaimer: I received the puzzle for review from Wonder Forge, no other compensation was exchanged or received. The above opinions are mine, and mine alone.

StinkyKids..the Musical starting March 10th at the Vital Theatre in New York City!


If you have a child between the ages of 2 and 10 years old, they will love "StinkyKids...the Musical!"

March 10th through April 22nd
Saturdays at Sundays at 11am and 1pm

Holiday Shows
Mar. 23, Apr. 9, 10, 11, 12 at 11am and 1pm
Tickets start at $25.00
StinkyKid Britt never gets in trouble and loves making everyone happy! She's convinced her parents to take her friends Max, Hannah, Jen, Johnny, and Billy the opening of the new MegaJumper 3000. But when Britt gets a massive wad of gum stuck in her hair, she must rely on her friends to help her get out of the sticky situation before her parents find out and cancel the trip!

StinkyKids the Musical is based on the award winning StinkyKids® books and StinkyKids ® characters: little stinKers who learn to make right choices through their childhood mistakes and live by the motto "Always be a leader of good."®
Click Here for more information about StinkyKids...the musical!

I did a book and doll review for StinkyKids last year. Check it out!

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Friday 1/13)

Baciami dress from Shabble Apple (@5pm pm CST) - U.S. - interior design musings

Green Stone Healing Series EBooks - Hanging Off The Wire

6-month membership (valued at $35.70) to Relish (online menu planning website) - Inspiration For Moms

Bow of your choice from Bow So Cute Designs - U.S. - Making Time For Mom

Limited Edition HCHW Citrus Lane box (Green alternatives for your baby) - U.S. - Simplify, Live, Love

Two Vintage Hand Stamped Wine Tags - Taylor Made

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Thursday 1/12)

On Toby’s Terms by Charmaine Hammond (5 winners) - U.S. - Emily Reviews

The Many Adventures Of Pengey Penquin by John Burns - Hanging Off The Wire

Fit Mom's For Life Book (ARV $20) - US/CAN - Your Golden Ticket Blog *RC

$50 GC to - Just Us Four

'Going to the Motherland' book - US/CAN - almost all the truth *RC

$20 GC to Belly Charms - Crystal & Co.

Authentic Blood and Honey movie poster - Posh on a Budget

Handmade Labels - assorted package of OVER 50 labels, from Night Owl's Menagerie Etsy shop- Worldwide - Hopeful Threads

Blog Design on a Dime E-book - Joyful Service *RC

2 Package of NiaPads (30 count) - U.S. - Living off love...and coffee! *RC

One small cardboard puzzle from Piczzle - U.S. - It's The Simple Things *RC

Natural House Products - U.S. - ESavingsBlog *RC

TheraPearl Oval Contour Pack - Networking Witches

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

It's Official!

We are expecting Baby #3 around July 21st!

I am currently 12 1/2 weeks along and feeling ok. Mostly tired and nausea, a lot. It's hard to eat, let alone drink water. But I am trying my best. (No, I don't know if it's a boy or a girl yet, it's too early.)

Friday, January 13th is Swag Code Extravaganza Day!

Swagbucks is making Friday the 13th a lucky day this week, as they hold a Swag Code Extravaganza, which means more opportunities to get reward points towards free stuff! It starts at 7am Eastern Time - throughout the day there will be 8 different Swag Codes, and if you can get them all, you'll have an extra 60 Swag Bucks in your account!!!

If you haven't signed up for Swagbucks, today is the day to do so! Just click on This Link

Search & Win

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Wednesday 1/11)

The Wild World of Wildlife Music CD from Birdie's Playhouse (@12noon PST) - Bacon Time

Two Bars of soap from Dragonfly Soaps (2 winners) - U.S. - Indiana Coupon Savings & Giveaways *RC

Child's Backpack from Optari - U.S. - Indiana Coupon Savings & Giveaways *RC

$75 Gift Code to Bellflower Books - Adventures of an Infertile Mommy *RC

Say Anything Game - Hanging Off The Wire

Children's Activity book of your choice from Klutz - U.S. - The Funky Monkey

$50 gift certificate to (@7pm EST) - U.S. - Frugal & Fabulous

The Old Farmers Almanac and The Old Farmers Almanac for Kids - CAN/US - Home of OHM *RC

Stopain Cold Pain Reliever - CAN/US - Home of OHM *RC

My Memories Software Suite - Amelioration *RC

Item of your choice from VixiDragon Designs Favorite Collection (@9pm PST) - Vixi's Dragons

Set of REMBRANDT products (including the REMBRANDT® 2 Hour Whitening Kit, 2 tubes of the REMBRANDT® Deeply White™ + Peroxide Toothpaste, and a bottle of the REMBRANDT® Deeply White™ + Peroxide Mouthwash) - U.S. - Contest-Corner

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Wordless Wednesday (1/11) - My Little Diva

Since when did she go from being 2 1/2 to looking WAY older? I want my baby girl back...

Some Great Giveaways on Fishful Thinking!

Samantha's Day

Tuesday Blog Hops (1/10)

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Tuesday 1/10)

Two Ion Sports Watches from Gadget Gear ($53.98 Value) - U.S. - Having Fun Saving *RC

4 Reusable, Collapsible Water Bottles (3 winners ?) U.S. - Having Fun Saving *RC

One pack of Quick Stick Write-On Safety Tats - Variety designs 6-pack pack - US/CAN - Mommy's Kicking Cancer's Ass *RC

One Pair of GellThotics - Hanging Off The Wire

Set of 10 Handmade Snowflake Thank You Cards - Busy Mom On The Go

Baush & Lomb prize pack - U.S. - One Busy Moma

Black & White Zip Up Pencil Pouch from Thirty One Gifts - U.S. - One Busy Moma

Set of Coca Cola Bottle Juice Glasses - U.S. - The Funky Monkey

Hoot Owl Hoot game - U.S. - The Funky Monkey

Knot Genie (1/10) U.S. - The Funky Monkey

Prize package 1: between you and me: MOM journal (ARV:$14.95), 1 box of Organic Mother's Milk (AVR: $5.49), Prize Package 2: Help! My Baby Came Without Instructions (AVR:$14.95) and The Available Parent (AVR: $15.95) - Living off love...and coffee! *RC

Infinity Scarf in Pink Sparkle from Ooh Baby Designs on Etsy - (@10pm) - Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

Calico Juno Victorian 206 Earrings - Your choice of silver or gold ($68 - $72) - Aspiring New Moms *RC

Evenstar Jewelry Set in your choice of colors - U.S. - Shealynn's Faerie Shoppe

Bug on a Mug - Mug Cozy from Le Belle Madeline Etsy shop - Italy & U.S. - Shealynn's Faerie Shoppe

Christmas Ear Cuff - U.S. - Shealynn's Faerie Shoppe

Hand Stamped Keychain "Blessed" - U.S. - Shealynn's Faerie Shoppe

Birdie's Playhouse: the Wild World of Wildlife (children's music CD) - U.S. - Cummins Life

The Looney Tunes Show: Season 1, Volume 2 DVD set - U.S. - Making Ends Meet

Monday, January 9, 2012

Check out Southern Bella's Ways to Save!


The winner of the Howard B. Wigglebottom book is:

Congrats to: #190 - Janet W.

Jockey and Purex Softener Crystals Review and Giveaway! (U.S.) Ends 1/24 (Rafflecopter)

I washed our clothes and used the Purex Softener Crystals Tropical Splash in my washer before I placed my clothes inside, per the directions. I don't like my clothes to smell too strongly, so I only put about a teaspoons worth of crystals. I really liked that our clothes came out lightly scented and not as overwhelming as before. They were also really soft, and it didn't take a lot of Purex Softener Crystals to make our clothes soft or to give them a light scent. I am very happy about this product and I will be purchasing it in the future as long as my children's eczema doesn't flare up from them. (Both of our children have very sensitive skin and we have to be really careful what we wash our clothes in, but so far, Purex products have been awesome!) 

all laundry and will not harm, wear down or discolor your fabrics like oil-based softeners.
Safe for all fabrics, including baby clothes, athletic wear, towels, and whites. Unlike other
softeners, Crystals WILL:
• Preserve the flame retardant benefits of your children’s clothes
• Retain your athletic wear’s wicking ability which draws sweat away from your body
• Maintain your towels’ built-in ability to absorb water
• Keep your white clothing from yellowing and graying vs. using traditional softeners
The product won’t harm your clothes and is safe and convenient for the entire family!

Purex Complete Crystals Softener is available in three on-trend fragrances: Fresh
Spring Waters TM, Lavender Blossom TM, and Tropical Splash. TM

I also had the opportunity to review a 2012 Jockey Tech Terry Performance Sports Bra! It was very comfortable and held my girls up pretty well! It was nice to wear a comfortable sports bra while playing outside with my children knowing that my neighbors weren't watching my breasts falling out of my bra. Yes, that happens sometimes.

The 2012 Jockey Tech Terry Performance Sports Bra has:
  • Moisture-wicking - It helps you to stay cool and dry
    Convenient key pocket - So you can take your house key with you!
  • A Reflective Logo on the back
  • Breathable mesh panels
  • A soft bottom band for comfortable support

Sign up for a 20% off coupon to purchase your own Sports Bra on or in a Store!!! 
(Discount code will be sent to you via email.)

Enter for a chance to Win a Washer and Dryer from Whirlpool!

Enter for a chance to Win $2,000 from Purex Softener Crystals!

Want to Win one bottle of Purex Softener Crystals in Tropical Splash AND a 2012 Tech Terry Performance Sports Bras? Of course YOU do!

Please enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter Form below. If you have any questions or concerns, please leave a comment and I will email you back. Thank you.

Giveaway Ends on January 24, 2012, at midnight EST.

Open to Residents of the Continental United States only.

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Monday 1/9)

The School Years Organizer from Mom Agenda and a One Year's Subscription to SELF Magazine - U.S. - Project Mommyhood

Desk or School Supplies Prize Pack - U.S. - Lessons Learned

Customized facebook page from FB Reveal (up to $125 value) - Worldwide - Family Focus Blog

The Chew-branded blanket and bottle-opener - U.S. - Lille Punkin' Reviews

Mommy and Me Apron set from the Mommy ‘N Me collection -

Peppermint Rose Ring - Mallory's Musings *RC

Tbox (for storing tampons in any Locker, at school, the gym, or your own bathroom) - U.S. - CRichman Freebies *RC

Lunch Bag from Cool Lunch Bags - U.S. - CRichman Freebies *RC

Take a Deep Breath: Clear the Air for the Health of Your Child by Nina Shapiro, MD (1/10 @12noon) U.S. - Two Bears Farm

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight! (Sunday 1/8)

10 Pack Combo of This Weekend's Coupons - U.S. - Having Fun Saving *RC

App for Toddlers & Special Needs ~ Alien Buddies (5 winners) - Colorado Moms

Jolly Blast Soccer App. - The Mama Report *RC

One pack of BricksStik (for legos) - U.S. - Making Time For Mom

Dream Seekers Book One: Fright Flight by Lisa Ard paperback book - Boys and Literacy *RC

1-year premium subscription to Kisseo - Kids and Deals *RC

My Kids Lids hat of your choice - US/CAN - The Baby Nurse Bible

12 Coupon Inserts (1/9 @7:30a.m. EST) U.S. - Couponing For Freebies