Saturday, July 27, 2013

TOMY John Deere Toys Review and Giveaway! (U.S.) Ends 8/11 (Rafflecopter)

There isn't too much that I can say about the John Deere Whistle & Go Puppy and the John Deere First Animals Puzzles except that my 5 1/2 year old son, my 4 year old daughter, and my 1 year old daughter LOVE them! The whistle sometimes gets a little annoying if you have a headache, or if your tired. But the two toys have kept my children busy, that's for sure.

The John Deere Whistle & Go Puppy comes to life when you blow the John Deere whistle! Just blow the whistle once and the little puppy comes running forward. Blow the whistle twice, and the puppy goes backward. Blow the whistle with one long whistle, and the puppy will go around in circles! We found this out by playing with him! The puppy’s ears flop with endless excitement as he runs around! The John Deere Whistle & Go Puppy retails for around $19.99. It's recommended for children ages 2 and up! Though, when the puppy is turned off, and the whistle is put away, my 12 month old loves playing with it. It requires 2 AA batteries (not included).

The John Deere First Animals Puzzle comes with three-puzzles-in-one and has easy-turning colorful pieces, learning your first animals is more fun than ever! Perfectly sized for little hands to hold and carry! It’s the perfect toy for any car ride! It retails for around $7.99, and is recommended for ages 1+. My 12 month old daughter loves to carry this around the room to my husband or I and get us to help her turn the pieces to make a new picture.

TOMY is giving one of my readers a chance to Win BOTH the John Deere Whistle & Go Puppy AND the John Deere First Animals Puzzle!!! Enter below using the Rafflecopter form. Giveaway open to residents of the 48 continental United States only, sorry.

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Disclosure: I received both the John Deere Whistle & Go Puppy and the John Deere First Animals Puzzle in exchange for my review and giveaway post from TOMY. No other compensation was exchanged or received. The above opinions are mine and mine alone. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, or Pintrest.

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Saturday 7/27

River Cottage Baby& Toddler Cookbook - US/CAN - Natural Mom Reviews

$75 GC to - U.S. - 3 boys and a dog

Four packs of Universal Sock Locks - U.S. - Designed Decor *RC

1st winner: Menu board, key fob, and earrings. 2nd winner: calender, keychain, and earrings - U.S. - A Girl and a Glue Gun *RC 

Giveaways With Over 200 Entries:

Teal and White Chevron Infinity Nursing Scarf (ARV $22) - US/CAN - Your Golden Ticket Blog *RC

Real Kids Shades sunglasses - U.S. - Growing up Madison *PT

Wine Over Ice Kit ($50 value) - U.S. - Cuz in Logic *RC

WoCavé prize pack: ottoman, photo board, ice cream coupons, etc. - U.S. - Mommy Factor *RC

Friday, July 26, 2013

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Friday 7/26

Tube of Dolphin Organic sunscreen and BabyGanics lip balm - U.S. - Just Another Hat *GT

Dulcet infant sleep sack ($47 value) from BadaBoum - US/CAN - Does Mommy Love It?

Owl Always Love You - personalized children's book - U.S. - Having Fun Saving *RC

Sleeping In Eden - book - U.S. - *RC

Turbo: Super Stunt Squad 3DS video game - U.S. - Mommy Factor *RC

IDenta Touch&Know drug test kit - U.S. - Two Savvy Sisters *RC

Owl Always Love You Personalized Book
Hand-bound, Autographed Copy of Life Under Examination and a Keychain, or an e-book copy of Life Under Examination and a Keychain, or 2 Keychains (4 winners) - U.S. - Aria Glazki Writes *RC

Vehicle from the Road Rippers product line - U.S. - Fatherly Stuff *RC

Pattern for children's clothing from Kikoi Patterns (5 winners) - Stitch-It-Up

Turbo prize pack valued at $50 (glitter tattoos, light up keychains, a Launcher toy, a Transforming Taco Truck and a light up headband) - U.S. - 

Giveaways With Over 200 Entries:

$25 GC to (Tutus and Jewelry) - U.S. - Airplanes and Dragonflies *RC

$75 GC to use at the Lily Brooke store - U.S. - *RC

$40 GC to Jenuinely Pure - U.S. - intoxicated on life *RC

Thursday, July 25, 2013

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Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Thursday 7/25

Master Lock Filing Box - U.S. - Growing My Kids Reviews *RC

"Open" Autographed book, by Craig Gross - U.S. - MamaBreak *RC

$20 GC to Firmoo for glasses OR a pair of Glasses from Firmoo (5 winners) - U.S. - A Humble Bumble *RC

$25 GC to HomeGoods - U.S. - Counting My Blessings *RC

Kinderfeets Bike - U.S. - Susi Q-pons and Giveaways *RC

One 8oz. Kids All Natural Sunscreen Spray and one 6oz. Kids All Natural Sunscreen - U.S. - Makobi Scribe *GT

Gooseberry Garfield Cookbook - U.S. - Recipes for Our Daily Bread

One full sized Ma Mi Sunscreen SPF30 - U.S. - Frugally Green Mom *RC

Full sized tube of Noxicare Natural Pain Relief Cream (2 winners) - U.S. - Momma Without a Clue *RC

Giveaways With Over 200 Entries:

Blue Juppy Baby Walker Momentum - The Momma Blogger *RC

Boy or girl version of the Crocs Sunglasses featured on the post - U.S. - The Simple Moms *RC

Big Box of Bendastix - U.S. - Going Crazy *RC

Two coupons for Free Soft Scrub - U.S. - Savvy and Sassy *RC

Hot Pockets Prize Package - U.S. - Three Different Directions *GT

Magic Jinn game - U.S. - inRandom *RC

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Winners of Past and Recent Giveaways Are:

Winners of the Soft Scrub Coupons Are:
Tami Prokup Valentine
Alison Matalanis
Angie Beechan

Winner of the $30 Credit to Safari Ltd. is:
Teresa Thompson

Winner of the Mayapple Baby Corner Safe Cushions is:
- Sherrie Cruson

Winner of the Mayapple Baby Suri and Friends Teethers is:
- Samantha Fannin

- I sent out emails to the winners this morning! So check your email and your Spam folders!

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Wednesday 7/24

Sampler set of Vita Coco Kids flavors - U.S. - Mommy Factor *RC

Bedtime Math - book (3 winners) - U.S. - Better in Bulk *RC

$25 GC to Little Sweet Pea Inc. Etsy Shop - US/CAN - The Stork & The Beanstalk

Country Crock Casserole Kit - US/CAN - Makobi Scribe *GT

Nature Veda Skin Care Line (Valued at $124.95) - U.S. - Makobi Scribe *GT

Crazy Dog T-Shirt - U.S. - Daddy Waddy Weeviews *RC

$75 Gift Certificate to ELM Baby (7/25 @9am CST) - U.S. - Parent Guide News *GT

Giveaways With Over 200 Entries:

Halo Sleepsack Swaddle - U.S. - Stuff Parents Need *RC

Mohzy Zoo Cable Ties (30 pack) - U.S. - Cotton Pickin Cute *RC

Albion Gown bathing Suit - U.S. - blushing basics *RC

Writers On The Edge Book About Addiction - U.S. - Michigan Hedgehog *GT

Magic Jinn interactive guessing game toy - U.S. - This Mama Loves *GT

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Sibling Rivalry

My kids are getting bored now with being home and their toys, and this raining, gloomy, humid weather. It's either too hot or raining outside and too wet to go out and do anything like play on their swing set or to go hiking around all of ours and our neighbor's back yards that are connected together by five plus acres. My son is five and a half and on antibiotics, so he can't be out in the sun for too long. My daughter just turned four, and both kids love to push each others buttons.

It causes me anxiety to let them go at it. But sometimes, I have to. Chloe needs to learn to fight her own battles, and her brother. She needs to learn that if he hits her, that she needs to hit him back twice as hard before I stop the two of them. She needs to learn how to get away from him and out from under him, because I can't always be around every second of every day to intervene. This is what we get for having our children twenty two months apart in age. My younger sister and I were two years apart age wise growing up, and I learned to steer clear of her and leave her alone. Then my baby sister came about, and she was a booger. She was always hitting me and kicking me, and I always got in trouble for it, or so I felt I did. I guess the next few days, before school starts, this mama needs to come up with some structured indoor activities and games to keep them busy. That way they won't get bored and start fighting again.

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Tuesday 7/23

Mike the Knight DVD and more (@9pm CST) - U.S. - Centsable Coupon Lady *GT

Lifetime Membership to MamaSeeds and a Yoga Mat ($700 value) -Worldwide - Modern Parents Messy Kids *RC

"Owl Always Love You" (Flatten Me) - personalized children's book - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

Scotch-Brite Pack - US/CAN - Makobi Scribe *GT

$50 Wickedly Mod GC - U.S. - Makobi Scribe *GT

Goddess Garden Sunblock Prize Package - U.S. - Adventures of 8 *GT

Awesome Prize Pack - U.S. - Southern Kissed *RC

Pair of Frends headphones (@7pm EST) - U.S. - Celebrity Teen Scoop

Wise Alec Family Game Plus TWO Expansions ($56.00 Value) - US/CAN - 3 Boys and a Dog 

Giveaways With Over 200 Entries:

10 Music Downloads - All 50 U.S. states - A Nut in a Nutshell *GT

Smurftastic surprises, including an adorable Smurf doll, stickers, and Smurfy Buddy Fruits pouches - U.S. - Trendy Mom Reviews *RC

Polished Silver Clipa - U.S. - Dragonfly Sweetnest *RC

Eden Allure Pure Argan Oil from Morocco - U.S. - She Saved *GT

Monsuno: Power DVD - U.S. - She Saved *GT

Imagine with Barney DVD - U.S. - She Saved *GT

Angelina Ballerina: Mousical Medleys DVD - U.S. - She Saved *GT

Monday, July 22, 2013

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Monday 7/22

The Magic Jinn by Hasbro - U.S. - Having Fun Saving *RC

"A Girl With A Cape: The True Story About the Hero in All of Us" by Amy Logan - children's book - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

My ABC of God Loves Me - children's book - U.S. - My Four Monkeys *RC

"Noah and the Big Boat" and "Daniel and the Hungry Lions" - children's books (2 winners) - U.S. - My Four Monkeys *RC 

Giveaways With Over 200 Entries:

Bylane Home 1,000 Count Sheets Set (your choice of size and color) - U.S. - Makobi Scribe *GT

Magic Jinn - U.S. - MamaBreak *RC

Jungle Book DVD and toy (7/22) - U.S. - Nicole's Nickels *GT

Personalized children’s book of your choice priced at $11.95 from MyFairytale Books - U.S. - Your Golden Ticket Blog *RC

Ole El Paso Prize Pack (Market basket, Avocado keeper, Chopper with storage bowls, Old El Paso Taco & Fajita Tortillas, Old El Paso Traditional Refried Beans, and Old El Paso Taco Seasoning) - U.S. - Mommy Octopus *RC

In. Pet Supplements Jar (5 winners) - U.S. - Creative Me *RC

Two coupons for Free boxes of Borax - U.S. - Debras random rambles *RC

Okiedog Wildpack - U.S. - Growing up Madison *PT

$50 e-gift card to 24/7 Frenzy (3 winners) (7/23 @4am CST) - U.S. - Giveaways for Moms by Moms *GT

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Little Sapling Toys 10% Discount Code! (Ends 8/17/2013)

My 12 month old daughter Hailey has this obsession for chewing on wood. She chews on our end tables, dining room chairs, wooden teethers, and anything else that she can get her teeth on. She only has four teeth! But she loves to chew and scrap them on things.

I came across Little Sapling Toys while searching for wooden teething toys, and they make and sell wooden teethers shaped like states, butterflies, flowers, dinosaurs, turtles, shapes, giraffes, airplanes, guitars, and more! They also sell toys, blocks, rattles, ornaments, games, and more!

They gave me a 10% coupon code to share with you! Use coupon code AIRPLANES10 is valid for 10% off any purchase in Little Sapling Toys Etsy shop or online store. Code expires 8/17!

CBS's "The Talk" Talks About Aging With "Love Your Age" - Themed Show with Prevention Magazine on July 23rd, 2013!

The hosts of CBS's "The Talk," gets real about Aging with a special "Love Your Age" themed show with Prevention Magazine, on Tuesday, July 23rd at 2:00p.m. EST (1:00p.m. PST) on the CBS Television Network.

During the show, the hosts, celebrity guests, and health expert Dr. Tasneem Bhatia, contributing editor for Prevention Magazine, will celebrate and embrace aging with helpful advice, tips, and life lessons. The hosts will open the show wearing t-shirts with their ages and encourage the in-studio audience to do the same. Actor Rob Lowe will be one of the guests!

The Prevention Magazine with the hosts of "The Talk" on the cover also hits newstands on July 23rd! The magazine will invite women to participate and change their Twitter and Facebook profile photos to images of your numerical age to show your pride and support, and to tweet questions, comments, and encouragement to others using the hashtag #LoveYourAge. (You can learn more about the initiative at

Starting August 1st, you can also enter for a chance to win a gift bag from the "Love Your Age" episode of The Talk. The gift bag features StriVectin, Prevention's 2013 winner for best night cream! The Talk website also hosts giveaways online!

TWEET: Love your age? See why #TheTalk hosts do! Special #LoveYourAge show w/ @PreventionMag, July 23, 

Official CBS Website: 

Twitter:!/TheTalk_CBS or @TheTalk_CBS

CBS Twitter:!/CBSTweet or @CBSTweet

Disclosure: I received no compensation for sharing this information with you. I like "The Talk" and I am really looking forward to watching this show!

Enter for a chance to #Win the Publisher's Clearing House "$5,000 a Week Forever" Sweepstakes!

Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting sponsored by Publishers Clearing House. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

When I was a little girl my grandmother always entered the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes for a chance to win a million dollars. (I also think she had a little crush on Ed McMahon!) As I got older, she taught me how to enter them. I used to go through the sticker sheets looking for the right stickers to go on the papers that came in the envelope to enter the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes. I even purchased a few magazines from them in the past. Sometimes to enter, all you had to do was to send them a postcard with your name and address on it, and I did that too. But things have changed so much over the years, that now, you can enter the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes online!

Publishers Clearing House has recently announced their latest contest. Publishers Clearing House’s “Win $5,000 a Week Forever” will award one lucky winner $5,000 a week for the rest of their life! The best part is you’ll be able to name someone to receive your “Forever” prize should you win to receive $5,000 a week for their lifetime! Sign up here to enter this awesome sweepstakes to not only change your own life but the life of someone else too!

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Sunday 7/21

Mayapple Baby - Roving Cove Safe Corner Cushions - U.S. - Airplanes and Dragonflies *RC

LEGO The Hobbit Riddles for The Ring - U.S. - Gaynycdad

Power Rangers Samurai: The Ultimate Duel – Vol 5 DVD - U.S. - Gaynycdad

LeapFrog: The Complete Scout & Friends Collection DVD - U.S. - Gaynycdad

2 Lego Friends Sets! Bunny’s Hutch and Poodle’s Little Palace - U.S. - Gaynycdad

$10 Amazon GC or $10 Paypal (2 winners) (@11am CST) - US/CAN - The Herban Couponer *GT

Two rolls of 12 photos each from Snapstagram - US/CAN - Does Mommy Love It?

Autographed copy of "This Love is Forever: A book for children of divorce and their parents" - book - U.S. - Immutable Ramblings

Citrus Clear Sensitive Moisturizer and Tangerine Tingle - U.S. - Makobi Scribe *GT

Coupon for Free Purex Fabric Softener Sheets (3 winners) - U.S. - Trendy Mom Reviews

Angie's Kettle Corn (@8pm) - U.S. - My OKC Mommy

Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! Best of Daizy DVD (@8pm) - U.S. - My OKC Mommy

Free Michael Angelo's (@8pm) - U.S. - My OKC Mommy

Free Red Baron Pizza (@8pm) - U.S. - My OKC Mommy

Two Tops and one Pair of Pants from French Toast School Uniforms (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Imagine with Barney DVD (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Angelina Ballerina Mousical Musicals DVD (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Daily's Destination Prize Pack (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Gordmans $25 Gift Card (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

STA-BIL Storm Prep Kit (7/21 @8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Giveaways With Over 200 Entries:

1600 Xbox Points! $20 Value! My Son’s Fav Gift - U.S. - Gaynycdad

3 Months of Unlimited Netflix TV Shows & Movies - U.S. - Gaynycdad

Lipton Iced Tea “Summer TASTES” Pack ($75 Value) - U.S. - Gaynycdad

Space Warriors Blu-Ray/DVD - U.S. - Free and For Me *RC

Pack of K-cups from Cross Country Cafe - U.S. - Two Savvy Sisters *RC

PediaONE for kids - U.S. - Mommy Katie *RC

PediaONE sample kit featuring four 8oz 4-Packs - U.S. - Savvy and Sassy *RC

$25 Publix GC - U.S. - Mommy Octopus *RC