Saturday, March 1, 2014

My #DisneySide @Home Celebration Costume Party!

We are taking a trip from Tennessee to California in a few weeks! We are also taking our three children to Disneyland and California Adventure! Our older two children can hardly wait, and neither can we! Our almost twenty month old, Hailey, is really into Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on the Disney Junior channel. She loves to sing the "Hot Dog" song! I hope she is just as happy to meet Mickey Mouse in person!

A little over a month ago, I was chosen, along with many other moms, dads, and bloggers, to host my own Disney Side at Home Celebration party! I received a purple American Tourister Suitcase full of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse decorations, Photo paper from HP, and more. (You can read about what else I received in my first post, here.)

Thank you also to our Party Sponsors:

Goo Goo Clusters sent some of their candies for me to give out to our guests and to put in their Goodie bags to send home with them, and a cute t-shirt for Hailey, which she wore during the party! I tried all 3 kids, the original, peanut butter, and their supreme! They are all really delicious!

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Maui Wowi gave us a super cute basket full of goodies (Lei, Coffee, two Chocolates, Coffee Cup, Surfboard Keychain, and some Pina Colada Surf Wax Lip Balm. Photo was taken by my friend who won the basket!), you can see it on the middle shelf below, sorry, I didn't get a close up photo), some gift cards, and some of their pink Smoothie cups with a coupon for a Free drink inside to give away to our guests also! Everyone went home with a free drink cup and coupon for a Smoothie from Maui Wowi! Thank you so much!

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We had our Disney Side party yesterday. A few of my friends couldn't make it because of personal reasons. So we were two mommies, and three kids short. But we still had fun, and some Mommy time to chat because the kids were all having too much fun enjoying their playdate! We had Chips, Goo Goo Clusters, Disney Fruit Snacks, Goldfish Crackers, a Fruit Bowl, Cookies, and Cupcakes to munch on! The cookies and fruit bowl were the biggest hits! They also had a lot of fun playing with the balloons, as you can see from some of the photos!

The kids really enjoyed decorating their own sugar cookies and cupcakes! The loved the different colored icings that I bought (pink, blue, yellow, white, and purple)! We also had many different kinds and colors of sprinkles, colored sugar, and some small chocolate candies to put on their cookies and cupcakes too! (Yes, that's me in the purple t-shirt!) We used our Mickey Mouse cookies cutters that came with our party kit, and some other Disney cookie cutters that we had in our home, to make cookies for our friends.

Then we took some group photos! I purchased a photo booth background with some little hats, smiles, glassed, etc. But the kids didn't really want to play with them, so we will save them for the next party. I even bought some little Mickey Ears, which a few kids took some home, but we have some left for another party later! My daughter Hailey's second birthday is coming up soon!

My youngest daughter, Hailey, was down for a nap when we took the group photos. She was so tired. We all had so much fun!

How do you and your family show your Disney Side? If you've ever hosted your own Disney party, leave the link below! I'd love to check them out! Pintrest links are welcome too!

Disclosure: I received free products in order to host a #DisneySide @Home Celebration. The opinions expressed here are my own. No other compensation was exchanged or received.

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Saturday 3/1

Queen of Hearts: The Crown - book (@1pm CST) - U.S. - *GT

Schick Hydro Silk Razor for women (2 winners) - U.S. - Small Space Big Dream *RC

If You Were Me & Lived in Turkey - book - U.S. - X-Mas Dolly *RC

30 Custom Wedding Invitations - Worldwide - Farrally Paperie *FB *RC

$50 KeyLime Cove gift card - U.S. - Making Time For Mommy 

Giveaways With Over 200 Entries, but under 500:

Personalized Daily Planner from - U.S. - Dividing By Zero *RC

Personal Day Planner - Worldwide - Reviews & Giveaways *GT

Seven (7) day supply of Plexus Slim and Accelerator - U.S. - That Neat Blog *RC

Six month supply of Perk Vent Wraps - U.S. - Stuff Parents Need *RC

Ethel Merman, Mother Teresa...and Me: My Improbable Journey from Châteaux in France to the Slums of Calcutta - book - U.S. - Just Another New Blog *RC

Sterling Silver Bangle with your choice of Swarovski Birthstone - U.S. - Theresa Rose Designs *RC

Friday, February 28, 2014

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Friday 2/28

Pair of At Home Dino pajamas in a size 12 month (At Home pajamas run small so this size should fit a 9 month old) - U.S. - My Baby Pajamas

Subtle Luxury Scarf of your choice - US/CAN - Does Mommy Love It

The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted - book - U.S. - The Simple Moms *RC

$50 GC to - U.S. - Foxy Oxie Supernova *RC

Two Shazzy Fitness Dvd’s - U.S. - Chic n Savvy Reviews *RC

Chuggington: Brewster Leads the Way on DVD - U.S. - Learn Like A Mom *RC

Coupon for Free Coffee-Mate product - U.S. - Talk About Lucky *RC

Grapevine with green moss and Seashells - Handmade Wreath - US/CAN - Angels and Everlasting

$25 GC to CD One Price Cleaners - U.S. - Suburban Style Challenge *RC

Missy Mila: Twisted Tales Volume 1 on DVD - U.S. - Teddy Out-Ready *RC 

Giveaways With Over 200 Entries, but under 500:

Thumbprint Photo Box from MPix - U.S.- The Simple Moms *RC

Two coupons for Free Purex Crystals Fresh Mountain Breeze fabric softener - U.S. - Mommy Talk Show *RC

$100 Amazon GC - Worldwide - Makobi Scribe *GT

$25 Sears GC - US/CAN - Makobi Scribe *GT

Tub each of Gain flings in Original scent and Moonlight Breeze - U.S. - The Mommy Factor *RC

VoilĂ ! Hallah Egg Bread Mixes — Simply Spelt, Traditional, and Wholey Wheat - U.S. - Home Jobs by Mom *RC

Kenmore Ultrasonic Humidifier (@10pm CST) - U.S. - Mommies Playground *GT

Majestical Jewelry Earrings - U.S. - Bargain Fun *RC

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Purchase a Hayden's Heart Swaddle Blanket (from Aden + Anais) Today And Help Other Families Too! (Review)

The Hayden’s Heart swaddle was inspired by Hayden Dorsett—a little boy that touched the lives of many long after his time here on Earth. These swaddles were designed to raise awareness for Hayden’s Heart—an organization that truly holds a special place in the hearts of aden + anais.

The mission of Hayden’s Heart is to not only raise Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) awareness and to help keep Hayden's memory alive, but to also help many families with their immense medical bills and travel expenses, etc. Hayden couldn't fall asleep without the comfort of his aden + anais muslin swaddles.

Congenital Heart Disease is the #1 cause of birth defect-related deaths, and the leading cause of all infant deaths in the U.S. The collection will benefit Hayden's Heart, a not-for-profit whose mission is to raise awareness for CHD and help families affected by CHD with the burden of medical and travel expenses. Please purchase a Hayden's Heart Swaddle blanket today and help other families at the same time!

The aden + anais Hayden's Heart Swaddle retails for $19.95 and comes in Pink, Taupe, Green and Blue.

We had a chance to review the Hayden's Heart Swaddle in Pink. My daughter Hailey is 19 months old, but in the summer months, it's nice to have some light weight blankets for her to roll up in. She still loves the feeling of being swaddled and having blankets around her, so she rolls into them and tucks them under her tummy when she's sleeping. 

We own a few aden + anais swaddle blankets, and even though they feel light weight, they are so nice and soft, and they will keep your babies warm when they are swaddled! They also make great nursing covers! I have found many uses for ours! 

Purchase a Hayden's Heart Swaddle from Aden + Anais now!

Disclosure: I received one pink Hayden's Heart Swaddle from aden + anais in exchange for my post. No other compensation was exchanged or received. The opinions above are mine and mine alone.

Dial Vitamin Boost Lotion Infused Body Wash Review and Giveaway! (2 winners) (Main 48 U.S. States) Ends 3/16 (Rafflecopter)

My family and I had a chance to review the NEW Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash! I really liked the smell of the Dial Vitamin Boost Lotion Infused Body Wash! It is amazing! It really made my skin feel so soft and smelled awesomely! I also have eczema, and I didn't break out at all from using it!

Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash gives your skin a daily boost of vitamins. The advanced formula, with a moisturizing Vitamin Complex, helps draw vitamins and moisture directly to your skin. Vitamin B is a natural humectant that helps draw in moisture and keep your skin hydrated. Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash also comes with Super C, in an orange bottle! I wonder if it smells like citrus? I can't wait to find out!

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I have two coupons to give away to TWO of my followers, one coupon is for "One Free Dial Vitamin Boost Body Wash, 11.75oz. or larger," and the other coupon is for "One Free Dial For Men Power Scrub Body Wash," pictured above! (I won't be mailing these out until after my vacation, the end of March. They don't expire until the end of June!) (2 winners!)

Use the Rafflecopter form below for a chance to win the coupons for Dial body wash! Giveaway is open to residents who live in the 48 Main, Continental United States only. (Residents of Alaska and Hawaii are not eligible to win, I'm sorry.)

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Disclosure: I received a sample of Dial Vitamin Boost Lotion Infused Body Wash with Amazing B and some coupons for FREE products to share with my followers from Purex and Dial, in exchange for my review and giveaway post. No other compensation was exchanged or received.

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Thursday 2/27

iGrillMini (@9am CST) - U.S. - Parent Guide News *GT

Kidz Gear KidzControl Volume Limit Headphones (@9am CST) - U.S. - Parent Guide News *GT

Rescue Hero - plush toy (@9am CST) - U.S. - Parent Guide News *GT

Three packages of RectiCare cream (@9am CST) - U.S. - Parent Guide News *GT

$25 GC to BeautyCounter - US/CAN - Does Mommy Love It

$25 Wal-mart gift card and 2 Del Monte VIP coupons - U.S. - My OKC Mommy

Missy Mila DVD - U.S. - Three Moore Boys *RC

Zipadee-Zip Slumber Sack - U.S. - Susie Q-pons *RC

Piczele puzzle - U.S. - Itzybellababy *RC

Three packs of GungHo Focus Supplement - U.S. - Cheapskate 4 Life *RC

GungHo Focus Shots - U.S. - Dividing By Zero *GT

$100 Gift Certificate to get your carpets cleaned by EcoFresh (@10pm CST) - U.S. - Oh So Savvy Mom *GT

Print of a Fox using a Bow and Arrow, called "Archer" - U.S. - Beaumont Studio *RC

Black Cat Brooch OR an Owl Brooch (2 winners) - Worldwide - The Picture Garden *RC

Small Handmade, cute, Seahorse - U.S. - The Daily Seahorse

Your choice of Jewelry from the Crafty Little Gnome Etsy shop - Worldwide - Crafty Little Gnome

Giveaways With Over 200 Entries, but under 500:

Warner Bros. Valentine’s Day DVD - U.S. - Outside the Box Mom *RC

Marvel Super Hero Mashers - Battle Upgrade Action Figure - U.S. - Kid Things *RC

Set of EcoTools Naturally Beautiful Lash System Natural Accents faux lashes, EcoTools NEW Skin Perfecting Brush, and EcoTools Day-to-Night set - U.S. - The Simple Moms *RC

$25 Target GC - U.S. - Makobi Scribe *GT

6-pack Redneck Nutz - U.S. - Makobi Scribe *GT

Three Perfume Roll Ons in the scents of their choice from Auric Blends - U.S. - Smith and Blessings *RC

GungHo Energy Boost (5 winners) - U.S. - The Apels *RC

$25 PinkBlush Maternity - U.S. - Everyday Loveliness *RC

Pink Love Magnet - US/CAN - Joy Magnet *RC

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Please Make Sure To Check If You Are Eligible To Enter And Win Giveaways! Thank You!

PLEASE make sure to read the bottom of my Rafflecopter forms and the bottom of ALL Giveaway forms when you enter a giveaway. I always state on mine if they are open to the main 48 continental United States, or if they are open to all 50 U.S. states.

When I say that the giveaway is only open to the main 48 continental United States, then residents of Alaska and Hawaii are not eligible to win the giveaway, even if they are chosen as a winner. I will have to choose another winner if you tell me that you live in Alaska or Hawaii, I'm sorry.

Some giveaways, but not too many, that I do, are open to all of the U.S., and Canada too, or just to the main 48 states, and Canada too. Please though, click on the bottom of ALL Rafflecopter forms where it says "Terms and Conditions" to find out if you are eligible to win giveaways on my blog and on other blogs too. Thank you.


Winners of Four Giveaways Are:

Winner of the Daddy & Co. Pajama Pants is:  
LeeAnn Boggs

Winner of the Boogie Box of Love is:
 Robyn Huffman

Winner of the Computer Virus Dolls are:
1) Amy Fischer
2) phxbne

Winner of the Random Valentine's DVD from Warner Bros. is:
Sara Giresi

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Wednesday 2/26

The Marriage You've Always Wanted - book - U.S. - Not Your Mainstream Mama *RC

Random Valentine's DVD from Warner Bros. - U.S. - Growing My Kids Reviews *RC

Random Valentine's DVD from Warner Bros. - U.S. - Save Green Being Green *RC

Warner Bros. DVD - U.S. - Heck of a Bunch *RC 

Giveaways With Over 200 Entries, but under 500:

Choice of Sprinkles and a Simmer Pot from Pink Zebra - U.S. - The Simple Moms *RC

Two coupons for Free Del Monte products and a $25 Wal-mart GC - U.S. - Save Green Being Green *RC 

Random Valentine's DVD from Warner Bros. - U.S. - Susan Heim on Parenting *RC

Choice of one in-stock tumbler lid from the Mason Bar Company Etsy shop - U.S. - Big Family Blessings *GT

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Tuesday 2/25

Beyond the Attractions: A Guide to Walt Disney World with Preschoolers - book - U.S. - Heidi's Head *RC 

Giveaways With Over 200 Entries, but under 500:

Duracell Prize Pack - U.S. - Sensibly Sara *RC

Romeo & Juliet on Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack - U.S. - Dragonfly Sweetnest *RC

Beauty bag full of great CVS brand products - U.S. - The Simple Moms *RC

Purple Pendant Necklace - U.S. - The Beautiful Little Fools *RC

Monday, February 24, 2014

“WILDCAT” Documentary To Show Spirit Of Inner City 4th Grade AAU Basketball Team

Norfolk, VA: Can basketball change kids’ lives? Ask the 4th graders who make up the WILDCATS, an inner city AAU basketball team, and the answer will be a resounding “yes.”

About "Wildcat: The Movie”:
“Basketball is changing these kids’ lives,” said Anthony Clary, director and producer of the WILDCAT documentary. “It’s teaching them hard work, determination, and character building. Most importantly, it’s showing them a world outside of the projects, where they often see much turmoil and dismay.”

The 4th graders are legitimate national contenders this year. This film will follow the season, from beginning to the end, on a journey you won’t soon forget. The director is turning to Indiegogo, a crowdfunding service, and basketball fans around the world for help capturing their journey on film.

“This is an inspirational story about a group of kids with a knack for overcoming incredible odds at home and on the court,” said Clary. “We know once people get introduced to the team, they’ll be interested in the story. Indiegogo is helping us tell it.” The campaign launched on January 14 and the director is seeking $30,000 to supplement personal funds for the production: filming, editing, crew expenses, etc. The campaign ends March 14.

Click here to donate and help make this documentary a reality!

About the Director:
This project is the first of its kind, by Clary, who took an interest after returning home to the neighborhood where he grew up, to help an old friend with a youth basketball team. After spending time and building a close bond with the players, he decided to make his directorial debut using subjects that he could closely relate to. He sees a lot of himself in some of the kids running around his old stomping grounds. Ironically, the dream of playing basketball is what kept him from straying too far down the wrong path.

“These kids are excited about the prospect of reaching nationals and having their stories captured,” said Clary. “They’ve worked hard and have given 110%. The coaches have spent countless hours with a group of young boys, who have a dream that need to be televised. Mentorship, basketball and a sense of brotherhood has done wonders keeping them motivated in school and out of trouble. 

“We want to reward them by showing it’s more to the world, than the graffiti filled walls surrounding their neighborhood,” said Clary.

Check out a trailer for "Wildcat" below:

Go to the Wildcat: The Movie website for more information!

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Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Monday 2/24

Mommy’s Bliss Kids Upset Tummy & Nausea Relief (@9am CST) - U.S. - Parent Guide News *GT

Phyllis Harris Design's Dandelion Girl (@9am CST) - U.S. - Parent Guide News *GT 

Tortle by Dr. Jane - A product to prevent Flat Head Syndrome (@2pm CST) - U.S. - *RC

Squeez'Ems Reusable Food Pouches - U.S. - My Life *GT

Wooden Tray from Mela Artisans ($75 value) - U.S. - Makobi Scribe *GT

"123s and ABCs" CD from Ella Jenkins and Smithsonian Folkways - U.S. - The Simple Moms *RC

Juice Plus beach bag plus a sample of Juice Plus gummies - U.S. - Thrifty Christy

Random Valentine's DVD from Warner Bros. - U.S. - Teddy Out-Ready *RC 

Giveaways With Over 200 Entries, but under 500:

Twilight Carz (@4pm CST) - U.S. - *GT

Free Birds on Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack - U.S. - Dragonfly Sweetnest *RC

$25 GC to Food Lion (4 winners) - U.S. - Stuff Parents Need *RC

$25 Gift Certificate to Expressions Vinyl - U.S. - Try It-Like It *RC

Valentine's DVD from Warner Bros. - U.S. - Kids and Deals *RC

Robelyn Labs to try their Advanced Stretch Mark Creams - Elastin MD Stretch Mark Repair Therapy and the Elastin Advanced Stretch Mark Therapy - U.S. - Mommy's Favorite Things *RC

SwaddleTee made of 100 % Pima Peruvian Cotton - U.S. - Mommy's Favorite Things *RC

3-pack of UGLee Pens ($19.99 value) (random color) - U.S. - Our Homeschool Reviews *RC

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Sunday 2/23

Peppa Pig "My Birthday Party" DVD and Plush - U.S. - Mommy Factor *RC

The Book Thief on Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Easter Adventure & Dora the Explorer: Egg Hunt DVD’s - U.S. - gaynycdad

Nickelodeon’s Peter Rabbit and Peter Rabbit: Spring Into Adventure DVD’s - U.S. - gaynycdad

Nickelodeon’s Max & Ruby: Everybunny Loves Spring & Easter with Max & Ruby DVD’s - U.S. - gaynycdad

Lum Lums: Toys for Girls! New Light Up Dolls - U.S. - gaynycdad

Club Penguin Prize Pack w/Membership - U.S. - gaynycdad

Baggage Claim on Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack (@8pm) - U.S. - My OKC Mommy

One Direction: Clevvers Ultimate Fan Guide on DVD (@8pm) - U.S. - My OKC Mommy

Chicken Soup For The Soul: The Dating Game - book - U.S. - Our Village is a Little Different *RC

Mommy’s Bliss Kids Upset Tummy & Nausea Relief (2/24 @9am CST) - U.S. - Parent Guide News *GT

Phyllis Harris Design's Dandelion Girl (2/24 @9am CST) - U.S. - Parent Guide News *GT

Giveaways With Over 200 Entries, but under 500:

Coupon for Free Dial Vitamin Boost Body wash (3 winners) - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

Choice of new game from Carson-Dellosa - U.S. - Long Wait for Isabella *RC

The Lego Movie Video Game - U.S. - gaynycdad

The Lego Movie Lego Building Set - U.S. - gaynycdad

Word Construction from Learning Resources - U.S. - Stuff Parents Need *RC

$25 Target e-card - U.S. - A Frugal Friend

Warner Bros. DVD - U.S. - The Apels *RC