Saturday, July 13, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013

SWAGBUCKS - Quick Tips: Offers in Your Inbox


Outside of all the usual ways to earn Swag Bucks, there are some easy to grab points sitting out there that you may not even realize are available. Today I have a great tip to earn your SBs so you can redeem for a gift card much faster: In the mere moments that it takes to check your Swagbucks Inbox, you can earn a bunch of Bucks. The offers in your Inbox are relevant to you AND easy to do. Some offers or tasks are limited time though, so checking your Inbox every time you sign onto Swagbucks can help you towards your next reward in no time at all.

For those of you who haven't signed up for yet, here's what you're missing: an easy and often times free way to get gift cards for you and your family. Birthday and holiday gifts? A way to pay for basics and extras alike? Swagbucks has helped me with all of that, so what are you waiting for? Sign up here to get your free gift cards.

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Friday 7/12

Mike the Knight ""Knight in Training" DVD and Shield and Sword set - U.S. - Having Fun Saving *RC

The Longings of Wayward Girls - book - U.S. - *RC

Coupon for a Free box of Borax (3 winners) - U.S. - Now a Mom of 3

800-page Schoolhouse Planner for Mom, and the winner’s choice of one of the Student Planners – Primary, Intermediate (Middle School), High School, and Special Learners - U.S. - Linda's Lunacy *RC

Shielo - Smoothing Anti-Aging Scrub, Clarifying Exfoliant and Made From Earth Holistic Honey Body Lotion (@12noon EST) - U.S. - Locomotion of Expressions 

Giveaways With Over 200 Entries:

Keratin Hair Volumizer & Beauty Bursts - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

Closet Maid Bookshelf Kit - US/CAN - Makobi Scribe *GT

I'M THE DADDY Hoodie by DaddyScrubs - U.S. - From Downriver to Downright County *GT

Six-pack of DHA Omega-3 Horizon Organic milk courtesy of Horizon Organic - U.S. - The Parenting Patch *RC

Nursing Pillow from - Internationally - Sadie's Always Right *RC

SevenSlings Baby sling - Internationally - Sadie's Always Right *RC

UdderCovers Nursing Cover - Internationally - Sadie's Always Right *RC

Carseat carrier Canopy ($50 value) - Internationally - Sadie's Always Right *RC

Thursday, July 11, 2013

ShabbyApple Vintage Dresses Review!

Shabby Apple makes beautiful vintage dresses, vintage swimsuits, vintage blouses, and vintage shoes and accessories for women and little girls. I think that some of their designs are so pretty. They are even starting to venture out into selling dresses for plus sized women like me. I just wish that their models were plus sized in the dresses though, so that I could see what I might look like in one of them.

I don't like wearing dresses very much. I have never felt comfortable in them. But my daughter Chloe loves them! Shabby Apple sent the Queen of Hearts vintage dress, for little girls, for us to try out and review. Chloe loves it! She looks so grown up in it, and it's light weight, and so much more beautiful in person.

Chloe will be 4 years old on July 20th, and I still can't believe how beautiful and grow up that she looked in this dress! It's very well made and the stitching is beautiful. I can't wait for Chloe to wear this to a party, and in the future, for Hailey to get to wear it too! I wonder how many stories this dress will tell before it's passed onto someone else!

Some of us having high school reunions coming up next month! Shabby Apple has the cutest classic black dresses, cocktail dresses, or dresses to wear to a wedding. Shabby Apple has a dress for any and all occasions.

Perhaps your dreaming of wearing a vintage swimsuit, sitting poolside, drinking some sweet tea? You can purchase vintage and retro swimsuits from Shabby Apple!

Shabby Apple is offering Free Shipping when you spend $150.00 or more! Use code: summersale and save 20% off your entire order!

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You can also follow Shabby Apple on Google Plus.

Disclosure: I received a dress for my daughter from Shabby Apple in exchange for my review post. The opinions above are mine and mine alone. No other compensation was exchanged or received.

Stop Summer Boredom and Take Your Kids Bowling!

My kids and I are finally past the middle of summer vacation. But, we are all getting bored. We are tired of being home, and I am tired of them tearing the house apart. Every time I clean something, they mess it up again. So next week, we are going Bowling at our local AMF Bowling center!

Did you know that children ages 15 and under can bowl TWO Games for FREE per day, all summer long with the Summer Unplugged program? Well, they can! Sign your kids up here for AMF's Summer Pass! (You can register up to six children in the program. If you would like to add more children, you will need to create a new account using an alternate email address.)

AMF Summer Pass for Adults are just $34.95 and includes two games per day for the pass owner and up to three guests ages 16 and up. (Shoe rental not included, but they’re worth paying for.) Sign-up here for AMF's Summer Pass!

New for 2013:
  • One simple sign-up, no coupons to be emailed or printed! Simply present your membership card or your name at your local AMF center and you're all set to go!
  • New this summer is "stay and play" that lets you bowl additional games for just $1.49 each! So if the competition is hot and the weather is hotter, you can spare some more time to keep things rollin'!

Don't roll through the summer in the gutter! STRIKE it big time with your kids and spare everyone from summer boredom blues with AMF Summer Unplugged and Summer Pass!

With over 250 locations nationwide, you're sure to find a location near you and let the good times roll!

Disclosure: I participated in this campaign as a member of One2One Network and am eligible for a prize drawing. All opinions stated in this post are my own.

Hipwink (Tutus) Review and $25 GC Giveaway! (U.S.) Ends 7/26 (Rafflecopter)

My daughter Hailey was born on July 2nd, 2012. This means a great deal to our family, because my father's mother, my grandmother, was born on the Fourth of July. Three of her grandchild were all born in July, and it wasn't planned for them to be born then. I feel that my grandmother had a little hand in this, as having one grandchild born two days before her birthday day shouldn't of happened. Hailey was born at 37 weeks due to my blood pressure going up. We had a c-section scheduled for July 17th, but my body, and my grandmother, had other plans.

Because of Hailey's birthday being two days before the Fourth of July, she is my little Fire Cracker! She is so full of life and energy. She reminds me a lot of my grandmother actually. I asked to review the 4th of July Birthday Outfit from Hip Wink. It includes a hand tied full & fluffy ribbon tutu skirt, and it comes with a custom 3D cupcake onesie/shirt! The Tutu Skirt has decorative ribbon and organza ribbon streamers! It even came with a headband, but Hailey wouldn't keep it on her head.

Check out Hipwink's Halloween Costume Tutu Dresses!

Hipwink loves making tutu's. Having the perfect tutu for your daughter's birthday, Halloween, Holiday, photo shoot, or any other special occasion can make such a fun and lasting impression!

As a team they love to create new designs using color combination's imagining your little princess twirling and dancing around in one of their beautiful tutus. Their goal is to make every little girls dream come true. If there is anything that you can dream up, they can make it come true!

Hipwink also sells bubble gum necklaces for little girls, and statement necklaces women. I thinking about purchasing some of their Bubble Gum Necklaces for Chloe and Hailey for Christmas.

Hipwink also sells Babylegs which look adorable with Tutus!

Check out Hipwink's Website!

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Follow Hipwink on Twitter.

Enter below using the Rafflecopter form for a chance to win a $25 Gift Code to use at!

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Disclosure: I received a 4th of July Birthday Outfit from Hipwink in exchange for my review and giveaway post. No other compensation was exchanged or received. The above opinions are mine and mine alone.

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Thursday 7/11

Flying Superman Hero toy - U.S. - Mommy Katie *ED

$25 GC to Bubble & Bee Organic - Worldwide - Just Another Hat *RC

Slingshot (A Spycatcher novel) - book by Matthew Dunn - A Book A Week

Deuce Ear Buds from Wicked Audio - U.S. - Kinda-Silly-Mommy *RC

$21 GC to Kidecals - U.S. - Inspired by Savannah *RC

Two coupons for Free Edy's Ice Cream - U.S. - Shibley Smiles *GT

Giveaways With Over 200 Entries:

Ants on a Log, from Learning Resources - U.S. - Stuff Parents Need *RC

T-Shirt of your choice from - U.S. - Daddy Waddy Weeviews *RC

$25 GC to U.P. Mom Creations Etsy shop (cloth diapers) - U.S. - SAHM of Drama Queens *RC

Personalized Baby or Child Bracelet from La Jolie Fille Boutique ($7 value or less) (3 winners) - U.S. - Emily Reviews *GT

Sara Moulton's Everyday Family Dinners - cookbook - U.S. - Granny's Down Home Sassy Southern Cooking *RC

$100 gift card to Anthropologie (@5pm EST) - U.S. & Internationally - Henry Happened

Minnie's Favorite's CD (3 winners) - U.S. - Inspired by Savannah *RC

Wow! Wow! Wubbzy: The Best of Daisy DVD - U.S. - Inspired by Savannah *RC

(Four wrap treatments) Ultimate Body Applicator, Fat Fighter, and Defining Gel Prize Pack ($189 value) - U.S. - Daily Dose of Del Signore *RC

Applegate Gift Pack (cutting board, buttons, stickers, and a tote bag) - U.S. - Fab Grandma *GT

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Baby K'Tan, Piggy Paint Deals, and more!

Baby K'Tan - 20% off code - BREEZE20 (expires 7/13)

Piggy Paint (Non-Toxic Nail Polish)
Buy 3 Get 1 Free - Use Code B3G1
FREE Shipping (U.S. only) 
Code Ends 7/24

Kelsyus - Go With Me Chair
only $79.95 ($10 off, no code)

only $79.95 ($7.00 off!)

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Wednesday 7/10

Pajanimals Pajama Party DVD - U.S. - Frugal Mommy of 2 Girls *RC

Two vouchers, worth $26 each, to see Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Built to Amaze in Southern California - Just Another Hat *RC

Sample pack of Cool Off Towelettes - U.S. - Bless Their Hearts Mom *RC

Sample pack of Buddy Fruits - US/CAN - Does Mommy Love It?

Dermagist Skin care system - U.S. - Blogs from a Single Mom *RC

Six months of EquityLock Protector (usually $79.95 a month, that’s over $470 in total value) and a $15 EquityLock Home Improvement GC (cash card to use at all good home improvement stores (@9pm CST) - U.S. - My Couportiera *GT

Bandals Footwear - U.S. - Saving For a Purpose *GT

Six Months of EquityLock Protector Plan and a $15 GC for Home Improvement - U.S. - Daddy Waddy Weeviews *RC

Healthy Baby Prize Pack (Full size pack of eco-friendly diapers (size 3 or 4 randomly included), Full size 64ct Free & Clear Baby Wipes, Full Size Facial Wipes, and a Full Size Bar Soap) - U.S. - Sweet T Makes Three

Giveaways With Over 200 Entries:
Coupon for a FREE box of Borax (3 winners) - U.S. - Cotton Pickin Cute *RC

Time For Kids: The Big Book of Where - book - U.S. - Simple Sojourns *RC

Harmony 100% Soy Wax Pledge Candle in Lavender from Aurorae - U.S. - Creative Me *RC

$50 GC to - U.S. - Stuff Parents Need *RC

Poster OR a Placemat, OR a Fine Art Print, OR a Name Bar from - U.S. - The Simple Moms *RC

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Sunday, July 7, 2013

(Monday) Swagbucks is celebrating the number 8...

Starting at 12:00am PDT on Monday, July 8th, Swagbucks is celebrating the number 8 with a number of bonus earning opportunities including:

  • 8 Swag Codes totaling 40 Swag Bucks 
  • A special one-day only Collector Bill in the value of 8 with a bonus of 8 
  • The opportunity to win up to 8 times with free games 
  • 8 Limited Time Swagstakes entries will be reduced to just 8 SBs from 8am - 8pm PDT 
  • Special SBTV opportunities 
  • Plus fun games, trivia and special events on Facebook, Twitter and the Swagbucks Blog all day long

If you haven't joined Swagbucks yet, what are you waiting for? Monday's the perfect day to start earning rewards for the things you do online every day. Click this link to become a member today and join me - I've already earned many gift codes from Swagbucks and you can too!

Mayapple Baby Suri the Octopus and Friends (Teething Toys) Review and Giveaway! (U.S.) Ends 7/22 (Rafflecopter)

My family and I recently had the honor to review the Mayapple Baby Suri the Octopus and Friends teething toys! My three and a half year old daughter loves them and thinks that they are so cute! She especially loves playing with Suri the Octopus! But most of all, my eleven month old daughter, Hailey, loves to hold Suri, the Anchor, and the Wheel while chewing on them! All three of these non-toxic teething toys have helped Hailey to cut her first four teeth! I don't know what I would have done without them for her to chew on. We take one or two of them with us everywhere we go.

Mayapple Baby Suri the Octopus and Friends teething toys are:
  • Non-Toxic
  • Made of 100% food-grade silicone
  • BPA Free
  • Phthalates Free 

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Purchase your Suri the Octopus and Friends Teething Toys today on for $17.89 on sale! 

Enter below using the Rafflecopter form for a chance to win the Suri the Octopus and Friends teething toys in the color of your choice (Blueberry or Lemon) from Mayapple Baby. 

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Disclosure: I received Mayapple Baby Suri the Octopus and Friends teething toys in exchange for my review and giveaway post. The above opinions are mine and mine alone.

Mayapple Baby - Roving Cove Safe Corner Cushions Review and Giveaway! (U.S.) Ends 7/21 (Rafflecopter)

My husband and I found these two matching end tables sitting curbside, and we love them. They are old, they need to be refinished. But we figured, we might as well wait until our youngest child is at least three or four years old before we do that. But we would like to try to keep our youngest child, Hailey, from getting too many bumps and bruises on her head, and this is where Roving Cove Safe Corner Cushions by Mayapple Baby can help! They fit perfectly, and I don't care if the color matches or not. Everything in our home is mismatched, but beautiful.

We even put some of the Roving Cove Safe Corner Cushions around our son's train table! This way, when Hailey is crawling or walking around it, she will be safe! I am also HUGE on products being Non-toxic. We have even looked up a few websites that have tested toys that contain Lead, Bromine, and other chemicals that are unsafe for our children, and we are in the process of finding out how to dispose of these toys so that other children won't get to play with them either.

Mayapple Baby/Roving Cove Safe Corner Cushions are furniture corner guards that are:
  • Soft
  • High Density
  • Easy-to-peel 3M double-sided tape for Secure Adhesion: 64 pieces of tape included
  • Non-toxic
  • Fire-retardant
  • Available in three different colors: Coffee, Oyster, and Onyx
*The 3M tape needs to be aligned to all the outside edges of the cushion. This is important because the cushions won’t stick properly if not done this way.

You can purchase the Roving Cove Safe Corner Cushions on for $21.29 on sale!

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Enter below using the Rafflecopter form for a chance to win a 16 pc. pack of Roving Cove Safe Corner Cushions in your choice of Coffee, Oyster, or Onyx! Open to residents in the 48 continental United States only, 18 years of age or older, only. 

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Disclosure: I received one pack of Roving Cove Safe Corner Cushions from Mayapple Baby in exchange for my review and giveaway post. No other compensation was exchanged or received.

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Sunday 7/7

$20 Zynga Gift Card - U.S. - gaynycdad

Hasbro’s Littlest Pet Shop Fairies Glistening Garden Enchanted Figure Dandylion Fairy with Inchworm - U.S. - gaynycdad

Yomega Amazing Yo-Yo Gift Set! 3 Amazing Yo-Yo’s, One for Each Skill Level - U.S. - gaynycdad

Barney: Imagine with Barney DVD - U.S. - gaynycdad

Dreamworks’s Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness DVD (2 winners) - U.S. - gaynycdad

Angelina Ballerina: Mousical Medleys DVD - U.S. - gaynycdad

Cracker Jacks (@8pm) - U.S. - My OKC Mommy

Space Dice (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Rogers Coffee (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Crosspulse Percussion Ensemble (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Sun Angel Arm Warmers (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Band Angels - band-aids (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

OraMd (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Three packs of Qoileez (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Flying Heroes Superman toy (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

The Experience Channel Prize (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

French's Flavor Infusers Prize Pack (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Mike the Knight: A Knight in Training DVD (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Songs for Kids With Cancer: Singing Our Way Through CD - U.S. - Long Wait For Isabella *RC

Four Tickets to the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry - U.S. - Simplify, Love, Love *RC 

Jack the Giant Slayer Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack - US/CAN - Growing My Kids Reviews *RC 

Giveaways With Over 200 Entries:

Thrive: The Single Life as God Intended - book (2 winners) - U.S. - Satisfaction Through Christ *RC

SOL Republic JAX Headphones (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Sphero, the Robotic Ball ($130 Value) - U.S. - gaynycdad

$25 BuildABear GC To Celebrate New Disney’s MonstersU Plushes - U.S. - gaynycdad

Nammu UV Swim Hat - US/CAN - Emily Reviews *GT

"Bedtime Math: A Fun Excuse to Stay Up Late" by Laura Overdeck - book - U.S. - Susan Heim on Parenting *RC

Inspiration for Writers: 101 Motivational Stories for Writers from Books to Blogs - book (3 winners) - US/CAN - Put A Little Umbrella in Your Drink *RC

Lace Edge Scarf from Wet Seal - U.S. - Dana Renee Style *RC

August - Escape Monthly Box - U.S. - beautiful basics *RC

ViSalus Vi-Shape Shake Mix - U.S. - Rate the Plate Utah *RC

Vera Bradley Beach package (Beach Towel, Sarong, and Mesh Beach Tote) - U.S. - A Frugal Friend *RC

Rogers Organic Gourmet Coffee (3 bags) - U.S. - Creative Me *RC

Teen Cuisine New Vegetarian - cookbook - U.S. - Cooks & Books & Recipes *RC

Sample box of Food Should Taste Good Chips - U.S. - I'm A Blessed Mommy *RC

Jack the Giant Slayer Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack - U.S. - I'm A Blessed Mommy *RC

Red Birds House Baby Slipper Set - US/CAN - Cotton Ridge *RC

Coupon for a Free bottle of Dial Body Wash (4 winners) - U.S. - Bless Their Hearts Mom *RC