Saturday, December 15, 2012

My 2012 Holiday Gift Guide

Gifts For Babies:

Tumblewee Etsy Shop (Upcycled Infant Onesies)

Cush n' Go - Memory Foam Stroller Cushion

Gifts for 6 to 36 month olds:

Bright Starts Having a Ball Press & Zoom Pals by Kids II

The Happy Handle Bar shopping cart cover (review coming soon)

Gifts for Children:

VeggieTales: The Ultimate Christmas Collection DVD box set

Cascades 100% Recycled Cardboard Playhouses

Wonder Forge - Disney's Princess Enchanted Cupcake Party game

Wonder Forger - Disney's Jake and The Neverland Pirates: The Neverland Challenge game

SnuggyBaby Baby Doll Sling (for little girls or boys)

Gifts For Mom and Dad:

DaddyScrubs (Giveaway - Ends 12/30)

Gifts For The Whole Family:

A Laurie Berkner Band Christmas Album

The Original Christmas Classics DVD Gift Set

Hallmark Prize Pack (Giveaway - ends 12/15)

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Saturday 12/15

Aquaphor Prize Pack - U.S. - Mama Dweeb *PS

Thunderstuck DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Pack - U.S. - Because I Love Coupons *RC

Coupon for one Free Farm Rich Product (up to $6.99) (2 winners) - U.S. - Kid Kapers *RC

Bob Books Set 1 - U.S. - Doodles and Jots *RC

*Giveaways with over 200 entries:

Personalized Sterling Silver “Sweetheart” Heart Locket and 18 inch Sterling Silver Box Chain with Lobster Claw from - U.S. - That Bald Chick *RC

HuggyBuddy for a baby or toddler - U.S. - Mommy Katie

One pair of shoes from VivoBarefoot - US/CAN - Does Mommy Love It?

Choose three (3) soups from Diet Docs (Chili, Steak Soup, Hot & Sour Soup and Chicken Gumbo or Thai Chicken) - U.S. - Debra's Dollars *RC

8 x 8 Hardcover Photobook from Shutterfly (2 winners) - U.S. - McKinney Mommas *RC

Friday, December 14, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide 2012: DaddyScrubs Review and Giveaway! (US/CAN) Ends 12/30 (Rafflecopter)

DaddyScrubs has some great items for sale for Expectant Fathers and experienced Fathers too! If you are expecting a new baby, or if you know someone who is, you can purchase some Daddy Scrubs for them to wear while they are coaching their wives on the birth of their child or children! The Daddy Scrubs are so cool and on the back they say "I'm The Daddy." DaddyScrubs retail for $54.95 a set.

If DaddyScrubs aren't for you or the Daddy that you would like to purchase something for, then DaddyScrubs has T-Shirts, Hoodies, Hats, Mugs, Water Bottles, Boxer Shorts, a DaddyScrubs diaper bag, Gift Sets, and more!

We already had our baby girl when DaddyScrubs contacted me about hosting a review and giveaway, so I asked to choose a different item other than their Daddy Scrubs. I choose to review their "Bag O' Books." It's a bunch of books that come with a canvas bag that says "I'm The Daddy" that's made of 100% natural cotton and a bunch of children's books with stories about kids and their dads. My children have really enjoyed reading these books with my husband and I that are about children and their dads. They are now asking their dad to take them camping!

The Bag O' Books includes:
    • "I’m the Daddy" Trunk Bag made from 100% natural cotton canvas
    • "I'm the Daddy" sunglasses
    • And 7 Books!
    - "I Love You, Daddy!" by Edie Evans
    - "What Daddy Bear Loves" by Paige Nickell
    - "What Daddy Duck Loves" by Paige Nickell
    - "The Daddy Book" by Todd Parr
    - "Just Me and My Dad" by Mercer Mayer
    - "The New Dad's Survival Guide" by Scott Mactavish (for dads)
    - "Clifford's Day with Dad" by Norman Bridwell

    Would you like a chance to Win your own Bag O' Books from DaddyScrubs? Or course you do! This would be a great gift for any New or Experienced Father and his children! 

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    Disclosure: I received a Bag O' Books from in exchange for my review and giveaway post. The opinions above are mine and mine alone. Airplanes and Dragonflies blog is not responsible if you receive your prize or not.

    Winner of the Perrigo baby formula Prize Pack is:

    Congrats to #102 - Jessica!

    I sent her an email and if she doesn't respond with in 24 hours, a new winner will be chosen.

    Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Friday 12/14

    8 x 8 Hardcover Photobook from (2 winners) ($29.99 value) - U.S. - Sensibly Sara

    Custom collection of vintage books valued at $60 in the color(s) of your choice ($60 value) - U.S. - The Life of Jennifer Dawn *RC

    Dancing Angel kit, from 'zuzu&me' Etsy shop (@8pm EST) - U.S. - Hinterland Mama

    Babo Botanicals - Oatmilk Calendula soaps (organic baby products) - U.S. - Making Time For Mommy

    Thunderstuck DVD/Blu-Ray combo pack - U.S. - Mom in Training *RC

    H&M Snood, Bubble Necklace, Metal/Leather Cuff, Fair Isle Mittens, Nail Polish (in festive red and gold glitter), EOS Lip Balm in Sweet Mint, $10 Starbucks GC, and Spa Footies in Holiday Print - U.S. - Adventures in Aubreyland

    *Giveaways with over 200 entries: 

    $50 ShabbyApple GC - U.S. - Having Fun Saving *RC

    Custom Child's Super Hero Cape or $25 shop credit to Jeni Lynn Designs - U.S. - The Vintage Honey Shop *RC

    Thunderstruck DVD/Blu-Ray combo pack - U.S. - Debra's Dollars *RC

    Boxing Bootcamp DVD set - U.S. - At the Fence *RC

    Shea Butter Lotion (made with organic shea butter) and a tube of each scent: natural, tangerine, lime, grapefruit, cinnamon, and peppermint - U.S. - At the Fence *RC

    dialSpeed lock from Master Lock - U.S. - Stuff Parents Need *RC

    $100 GC to - U.S. - Sassy Shopper Reviews *RC

    8 x 8 Hardcover Photobook from (2 winners) - U.S. - Raising Three Savvy Ladies *RC

    HauteGlam - Accessory of your choice (Does not include personalized necklaces) - U.S. - Hardly A Housewife *RC

    Archipelago product (one of 3) (3 winners) - U.S. - McKinney Mommas *RC

    $100 Gift Certificate to - U.S. - McKinney Mommas *RC

    Yoplait Frozen Yogurt Prize Pack (Two stainless steel bowls perfect for cold desserts, An 8" ice cream scoop made of 18/10 stainless steel with zinc alloy, and a Coupon for free trial of Yoplait´s new frozen yogurt flavors) - U.S. - My Favorite Things... *RC

    Shea Moisture Organic Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothing for Thick, Curly Hair - U.S. - Sarah Scoop *RC

    Nuance Salma Hayek AM/PM Anti-Aging Super Cream - U.S. - Sarah Scoop *RC

    Justin Bieber Someday Eau de Parfum Spray - U.S. - Sarah Scoop *RC

    The Lazy Gourmet: Magnificent Meals Made Easy - U.S. - Serial Access Mom *RC

    EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale (ARV $34.95) - U.S. - Serial Access Mom *RC

    GIANTmicrobes Christmas Wreath Ornament Box - U.S. - Serial Access Mom *RC

    Two pack of Reusies in your choice of print - U.S. - You Are The Roots *RC

    Choice of T-Shirt from - U.S. - Have The Best Christmas Ever *RC

    Thursday, December 13, 2012

    Winners of Recent Giveaways Are:

    Congrats to ALL of the Winners! You have all been emailed. Please respond ASAP so that the sponsors can get your prizes out to you!

    Winner of the Cascades My Pretty Playhouse is:
    #357 - Kathy Cavanagh Dalton

    Winner of the VeggieTales Christmas DVD Collection is:
     #140 - Brooke Thomas

    Winner of the Christmas Classics on DVD is:
     #24 - Pamela James

    Winner of the $15 GC to is:
    #141 - Chasity Boatman

    Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Thursday 12/13

    Taggie Blanket (your choice of letter and fabric) from That's Sew Lucy Etsy shop - A Crafty Mommy

    100th Anniversary Tillamook Hardcover Cookbook & 3 FREE 1 lb Cheese Coupons - U.S. - Sensibly Sara

    "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" - your pick which book you need/want - U.S. - Sensibly Sara

    One Scribblenauts Unlimited for Nintendo Wii U and five (5) Foster Farms coupons redeemable for a box of corn dogs (one winner gets the game and one coupon, and 4 winners each get one coupon) - U.S. - Debra's Dollars *RC

    Two Packages of 6 Seedbombs (12 seedbombs total, I think?) (12 winners) - U.S. - Sweet Greens *RC

    $150 worth of my favorite Better Life cleaning supplies - U.S. - Sweet Greens *RC

    Chicken Soup For The Soul: I Can't Believe My Cat Did That - book - U.S. - Wee Share *RC

    William Randall Publishing - The Michigan Chat Pack - U.S. - Networking Witches *RC

    Ten personalized Greeting Cards from - U.S. - MamaBreak *RC

    Mama Greens 16 ounce jar of Raspberry Jam and a brand new Thai sarong - U.S. - The Portland Greens

    Personalized Organic Wooden Ornament from Smiling Tree Toys - U.S. - The Pierogie Mama *RC

    *Giveaways with over 200 entries:

    Perrigo Nutritionals Infant Formula Prize Pack (Lots of Infant formula) - U.S. - Airplanes and Dragonflies *RC

    Zuvo Water Filtration System - U.S. - Sweet Greens *RC

    Monkey Shippon Ceramic Self-Watering Planter ($12.58 value) (12 winners) - U.S. - Sweet Greens *RC

    One Drawer Decor Starter Kit (includes one bath mat and Molded Divitz) - U.S. - Networking Witches *RC

    $25 GC to Goblin Kids - U.S. - Stuff Parents Need *RC

    FlyGrip with Case - your choice of color - U.S. - USA Love List *RC

    iTikes Piano - U.S. - A Frugal Friend

    Dinosaur Train: Ride the Holiday Train Lift-the-Flap and Dinosaur Train: Dinosaurs A to Z DVD - U.S. - A Frugal Friend

    Wednesday, December 12, 2012

    Parenthood (the TV show)

    If you aren't watching the TV show "Parenthood" your missing out. Especially if your a parent or grandparent and you have children of your own. It's a great show for people of all ages, from teenagers to grandparents. Last night's episode made me cry like a baby. I had sad tears and happy tears, and it made me hug my five month old baby girl even hardly. I picked her up and hugged her a few times actually. I am truly grateful to be a mother, and to be a mother of my son and my two baby girls. I wouldn't trade them for anything in this world. I want to be around long enough to see them settle down and have some children of their own. I want my daughters to be mothers, and my son, to be a father, if they so choose to. I want them to feel what I feel, about them, and for them. I don't want to miss their birthdays, holidays, weddings, and other important mild stones in their lives. I couldn't imagine not having my mother around for all of mine. My parents are alive, for now. My father is 68, and he doesn't exercise or watch what he eats. I honestly don't think that he cares. My other two sisters hardly talk to him because they are too much like him, so they bump heads on everything. I am like my dad, but I am also like my mom, and I am also a bit of myself too. So I feel that helps me to understand my father better. He's my Dad, he always will be my dad, and I can't and wouldn't want to, replace him. That's another story for another day.

    Check out the TV show "Parenthood" when you get a chance. This isn't a paid post, I didn't get paid anything for this, nor was I asked to mention to anyone to see it. It's just one of my most favorite shows on currently, and I want to share it with you.

    Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Wednesday 12/12

    $15 Gift Code to for a SnuggyBaby doll sling or use towards anything else on their website - U.S. - Airplanes and Dragonflies *RC

    Two Pairs of Kennedy Sunglasses from ($200 value) - U.S. - Married my sugar daddy

    Beaba - Babypote - U.S. - Having Fun Saving *RC

    Carmex Lip Conditioner - U.S. - At the Fence *RC

    Lay N Go Lite in blue - U.S. - Shanamama *RC

    Set of three Beautiful illustrated Moleskinesque Notebooks - U.S. - ladaisi

    Huber Hill and the Dead Man's Treasure (by B.K. Bostick) and The Guardians of the Hidden Scepter (by Frank Cole) - U.S. - The Circus *RC

    Clarity Pal cell phone (2 winners) - U.S. - Raising Three Savvy Ladies *RC

    Mary Kay Satin Lips Set ($18 value) - U.S. - Fake It Till You Make It *RC

    *Giveaways with over 200 entries:

    PartyLite - Enchanted Santa’s Sleigh Votive Holder and Three (3) Dozen Iced Strawberries Tealights - U.S. - Networking Witches *RC

    One box of Nuvia Trim (weight loss in a cup) (3 winners) - U.S. - Debra's Dollars *RC

    $100 GC to Zutano - U.S. - Sweet Greens *RC

    Naturepedic Organic cotton flannel Queen Mattress Pad ($140 value) - U.S. - Sweet Greens *RC

    Dr. Alkaitis Holistic Organic Skin Food Travel Kit ($50 value) - U.S. - Sweet Greens *RC

    Scribblenauts Unlimited 3DS game - U.S. - More Crunchy Beach Mama *RC

    Three Pound Gift Box filled with Mara's Pasta - U.S. - Real Into *RC

    Students Go Gourmet Cookbook - U.S. - Emily Reviews *GT

    Chicken Jerky and Liver Snaps Dog Treats - U.S. - CRichman Freebies *RC

    $25 GC to - U.S. - Family Focus Blog *RC

    Tuesday, December 11, 2012

    Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Tuesday 12/11

    Five count box of each flavor of ZonePrefect Bars - U.S. - One More Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest *RC

    Eco Art Handbag ($80 value) - U.S. - Sweet Greens *RC

    Pooh teether and rattle (My Natural), a little plush Piglet with a soft stroller or crib attachment(My Natural), and an Eeyore lovey (MiYim) - U.S. - Babies Gotta Have It

    Thunderstruck DVD/Blu-Ray combo - U.S. - More Crunchy Beach Mama *RC

    Thunderstruck Combo Pack (Blu-Ray + DVD + Digital Download) - U.S. - Miki's Hope

    Thunderstuck DVD/Blu-Ray combo pack - U.S. - Ll' Debi As Mama *RC

    Thunderstuck DVD pack - U.S. - Saving Cent by Cent *RC

    The Sparkle Box - book - U.S. - Inspired by Savannah *RC

    Two 4-packs of Energizer MAX batteries with Power Seal Technology containing the special Toy Cash codes (winner can choose from AA and AAA Energizer MAX batteries) - U.S. - Laughing Lindsey

    $25 GC to - U.S. - A Lucky Ladybug *RC

    You've Been Sentenced Country Music Edition game - U.S. - Daddy Waddy Weeviews *RC

    Playing For Keeps "Me Moment" Prize Pack (2 winners) - U.S. - Lille Punkin

    Four antique Brass Holly Mantle Clips from Sterling Pear ($24 value) - U.S. - The Hand That Rocks the Cradle

    Any bow of your choice (pre-made or custom) from Bow Sweet Bow Etsy shop - U.S. - The Hand That Rocks the Cradle

    eBook "Click: An Online Love Story" by Lisa Becker - The Davis Daily Dose *RC

    Two coupons good for free Farm Rich snacks or appetizers, valued at $6.99 each - U.S. - Gust Gab Reviews & Give Aways *RC

    Vinyl Disorder decal of your choice - up to 36" in size (excludes gold leaf and glow in the dark) from Vinyl Disorder - US/CAN - Luv Saving Money *RC

    *Giveaways with over 200 entries: 

    $15 GC to Organically Hatched - CANADA only - Emily Reviews *GT

    Eggling from (12 winners) - U.S. - Sweet Greens *RC

    7 Essentials Kit from Sircuit Skin and a $50 gift card (all worth $120) - U.S. - Sweet Greens *RC

    Melissa & Doug Rattle Rumble Push toy - U.S. - Having Fun Saving *RC

    Pair of Agloves for touch screens - U.S. - Networking Witches *RC

    Peek Away 4-In-1 Nursing Kit (your choice of design) - U.S. - Peace Love Organic Mommy *RC

    Down South Collection Long Sleeve Logo Shirt in Gun Powder Gray - U.S. - Settled Down in a College Town *RC

    Udderly Smooth Prize Pack - U.S. - Sassy Shopper Reviews *RC

    Ubooly - U.S. - A Lucky Ladybug *RC

    $50 GC to - U.S. - Making a McHome *RC

    Two pack of Reusies - U.S. - MamaBreak *RC

    Five Blue Bunny Bucks, good for any 5 Blue Bunny products of your choosing - U.S. - Mommy B Knows Best *RC

    Monday, December 10, 2012

    Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Monday 12/10

    Pair of Slippers from The Little Berry Patch - US/CAN - Does Mommy Love It?

    Set of custom handmade Shoes with matching Leg Warmers (for a baby boy) or a matching headband (for a baby girl) from Lil Dimples Etsy shop - U.S. - Does Mommy Love It?

    Chicken Soup For The Soul: The Gift of Christmas - U.S. - Wee Share *RC

    Two packages of Energizer MAX batteries with Power Seal Technology - U.S. - Trendy Mom Reviews *RC

    Contac Cold & Flu medicine - U.S. - Trendy Mom Reviews *RC

    My Memories Suite Scrapbooking Software - Heard It From The Hills *RC

    Mason Monkey Bitty Bumpidoodle ($19.99 value) - U.S. - Real Housewives of Minnesota

    Pack of Bagels from - U.S. - dee Cuisine *RC

    Thunderstruck DVD - U.S. - Cummins Life

    $40 Credit for MailPix - The Davis Daily Dose *RC

    Tube of SAFESKIN Kids Antibacterial Gel - U.S. - Mom in Training *RC

    Piczzle small cardboard Photo Jigsaw Puzzle - US/CAN - SW Virginia Saving Money *RC

    Chicken Soup For The Soul - Think Positive for Great Health: Use Your Mind to Promote Your Own Healing and Wellness - book (3 winners) - U.S. - Inspired by Savannah *RC

    3D Holiday Specs - U.S. - Mommy Katie 

    *Giveaways with over 200 entries:

    Two packs of Energizer MAX batteries with Power Seal Technology - U.S. - Trendy Mom Reviews *RC

    $75 Gift Basket from Stubby Pencil Studio - U.S. - Sweet Greens *RC

    Sampler Box from This Chick Bakes - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

    Pure Vanilla recipe book - U.S. - Wee Share *RC

    $25 GC to - U.S. - Networking Witches *RC

    World Vision Artisan Beaded Necklace - U.S. - Oh So Savvy Mom *RC

    Brave DVD/Blu-Ray combo pack & Brave CD - U.S. - Raising Three Savvy Ladies *RC

    Set of Oransi’s Robby Wash Laundry Balls - U.S. - Mom in Training *RC

    Dermagist Ultimate Clarifying System - U.S. - Frugal Ginger *RC

    Corn-n-Tater bag (5 winners) - U.S. - Stuff Parents Need *RC

    Scarf of your choice from fashionABLE - U.S. - Babies Gotta Have It *RC

    Jar of Onion Crunch - U.S. - Heartfelt Balance Handmade Life *RC

    Sunday, December 9, 2012

    Hallmark Prize Pack Review and Giveaway! (U.S.) Ends 12/15 (Rafflecopter)

    Anytime around the Holidays we head to our local Hallmark store for cards and gifts for our friends and families for their birthdays and Christmas. My husband and I know that we can always find the perfect card for every occasion at the Hallmark store. Every year my children, husband, and I pick out a few Hallmark ornaments to add to our collection. There are some magazines right now that have $5.00 off when you spend $10.00 or more to use at your local Hallmark store! We used these last year along with some other coupons and we received some awesome deals! Hallmark helps you put the finishing touches on the holiday season with that perfect card, ornament, book, decoration or other item that is sure to bring back fond memories every time the recipient sees it!

    We received a few items for review, one Interactive Story Buddies, A Recordable Storybook, some Christmas cards, and a keepsake ornament. My children liked the "Christopher" Interactive Story Buddy. I wished that he said more and included more books that we could read with him, instead of just one. He is very soft though, and oh so cute. When you tell him that you love him, he responds back.

    We have been reviewing the "North Pole Countdown" ornament. It's just a cute as it is in the commercial! My children love turning it on everyday and hearing what is happening in the North Pole everyday. They laugh and laugh when something funny happens, especially my five year old son! He laughs at most things, but more so when he hears something funny.

    We received the above Recordable Storybook. I haven't had the chance to play with it yet. From what I have checked out on their website, my children are going to love it!

    Would you like to win a Hallmark Holiday prize pack which will include:
    • “A Visit to the North Pole” Be a Part of the Story Storybook
    • One of Hallmark’s “Everyday” Recordable Storybooks or an Interactive Storybuddy
    • A selection of the newest Signature and Interactive Greetings from Hallmark
    Enter using the Rafflecopter form below. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at mysticbutterfly37 at 

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    Disclosure: I received a prize pack from Hallmark in exchange for my review and blog post. No other compensation was exchanged or received. The above opinions above are mine and mine alone. Airplanes and Dragonflies blog is not responsible if you don't receive your prize(s).

    Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Sunday 12/9

    Coupon for a 4-Pack of YoBaby Organic Yogurt (2 winners) - U.S. - Her Royal Highness *RC

    12 FREE Jazzersize Classes - U.S. - Having Fun Saving *RC

    $100 GC to - U.S. - Sweet Greens *RC

    Longchamp ‘Le Pliage (Embossed leather trims a water-resistant nylon tote that folds into a compact shape for travel and storage - $145.00 value) - U.S. - Married my sugar daddy

    Nina Cucina: Your Healthy Gourmet - U.S. - Wee Share *RC

    Duty and Desire - book - U.S. - Networking Witches *RC

    Shout Prize Pack (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

    Laura Ashley Prize Pack (Tea & Biscuits) (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

    Lovable Labels Holly Jolly Gift Pack (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

    Rx Timer Cap Prize Pack (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

    Bubble Guppies video game for the @NintendoAmerica DS - U.S. - gaynycdad

    Nickelodeon Dance 2 video game for the Xbox 360 with Kinect - U.S. - gaynycdad

    Hasbro BeyWheelz Toxic Stinger Scorpio - U.S. - gaynycdad

    Littlest Pet Shop Teensies - U.S. - gaynycdad

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel - book - U.S. - gaynycdad

    The Odd Life of Timothy Green DVD/Blu-Ray - U.S. - gaynycdad

    Two packs of Reusies in your choice of print - U.S. - Abby's Craft Mom *RC

    Bottle of Litter Getter - U.S. - Four Paw Savings *RC

    *Giveaways with over 200 entries:

    $75 gift card for use at the Land of Nod, on-line or in stores - U.S. - gaynycdad

    Finding Nemo DVD/ Blu-Ray - U.S. - gaynycdad

    Shaun White Skateboard from The AMP Series (MSRP price: $59.97) - U.S. - gaynycdad

    $50 GC to - U.S. - Simplify, Live, Love *RC

    $25 GC to or $100 GC to Nuyo Frozen Yogurt (winner's Choice) - U.S. - MirandaKatelynn *RC

    Any Personalized Hand-Stamped Piece of Jewelry or other Item from Life As Rosey Etsy shop - U.S. - Babies Gotta Have It *RC

    $50 GC to Shabby Apple - U.S. - PolkaDotted Chaos

    "Royal Rebel" Necklace & Earring Set from My Kitsch ($38 value) - Internationally - I Have A Degree In This *RC

    12 piece box of Fannie May Favorites Chocolate Dipped Strawberries (Retail $59.99) - U.S. - Eat and Sip in the City *RC

    12 oz. tub of Ginger Citrus Body Butter - U.S. - Our Muddy Boots *RC