Saturday, June 28, 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014

Hugging My Daughter

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My four year old daughter is a sweet little girl. But for her to feel good and comforted, she needs to be held on my lap at least once a day, and hugged pretty much every time she comes to me for a hug. If I can't give her a hug, she freaks out, and sometimes she will throw a tantrum, or cry, which makes me sad. So I have been doing the best that I can to stop what I am doing, and hug her.

Guess what? She's happier, not as needy or whiny, and she loves that me, her mommy, will stop what I am doing and hug her. I never knew that hugs could mean so much to my daughter, but they do. Hugs help her to feel secure and loved.

So stop what your doing when your children ask you for a hug as much as you can, and hug them. Talk to them for a few minutes and ask them if they are doing ok or if they need something from you. Chances are, all they want is a HUG!

This is not an ad, I just wanted to share this with you.

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Friday 6/27

Two bottles of Santa Cruz Organic Juice (2 winners) - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

Two Packs Of Huggies Diapers - U.S. - Makobi Scribe *GT 

Giveaways With Over 200 Entries, but under 500:

Coffee Blenders Vitamin Coffee Pack (bundle of one box each of Lean, Focus and Escape) (@9am CST) - U.S. - *GT

Innova's Nature's Table Grain Free Dog or Cat Food (2 bags) and a bag of treats (@12pm CST) - U.S. - *GT

(2 pairs) Santa Cruz Organic Lemonades (2 winners) - U.S. - Mommy Factor *RC

Groovy Girls Bailey Doll and Totally Tentastic Tent - U.S. - A Day in the Motherhood *PS

The Lego Movie Blu-ray/DVD combo pack - U.S. - Weight Chronicles *RC

Entenmann's Prize Pack - U.S. - Makobi Scribe *GT

Kids Travel Journal: My Vacation Journal - U.S. - Parenting Healthy *PS

$160 Fireworks Prize Pack - U.S. - Save More Spend Less *RC

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Low Entry Giveaways Ending Tonight, Thursday 6/26

Paw Patrol, Bubble Guppies: Sunny Days, Dora the Explorer: Summer Explorer, Max & Ruby: Summertime for Max & Ruby, Nick Jr. Favorites: All Star Sports Day and SpongeBob SquarePants: SpongeBob’s Runaway Roadtrip DVD's U.S. - Making Time For Mommy

$300 Spa Finder gift card - U.S. Making Time For Mommy

The LEGO movie on Blu-ray/DVD combo pack - U.S. - Momma T and the Family *GT

Pirate’s Booty-themed goodies (includes all four flavors of Pirate’s Booty Mac & Cheese, one 4 oz. bag of Pirate’s Booty Aged White Cheddar, an adult apron, a kid apron, two foam swords, two eye patches and four temporary tattoos) - U.S. - Sweep Tight *GT

Antboy on DVD - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

Three pounds of Petbrosia pet food - U.S. - Straight on till Morning *RC

The Great American Slow Cooker cookbook - U.S. - House Of A Thousand Dreams *RC

Race code good for any U.S. 2014 Spartan Race. The code will work one time for any open heat (non-confirmed start time) in any 2014 Spartan Race in the continental U.S. - U.S. - Heck of a Bunch *RC

Coffee Blenders Vitamin Coffee Pack (bundle of one box each of Lean, Focus and Escape) (6/27 @9am CST) - U.S. - *GT 

Giveaways With Over 200 Entries, but under 500:

Lavender Neck Pillow Making Kit (A sock, Aromatherapy neck and shoulder pillow recipe/how-to, a bottle of Dawn Destination, Lavender oil, Rice and a $25 iTunes gift card) (@7am CST) - U.S. - *GT

Package of Bo-Po Nail Polish - U.S. - Susie Q-pons *RC

Frito Lay Skylanders Prize Pack - U.S. - Makobi Scribe *GT

Collapsible 3-Compartment Folding Lap Desk in the color of your choice from HearthSong - U.S. - Your Golden Ticket Blog *RC

Fifth Avenue Trilogy Summer in the City Prize Pack (one paperback book from the trilogy, and beauty and makeup products. Products are from Aromaflage, Evian, NYX Cosmetics, Juice Beauty, and Not Your Mother's) - U.S. - Heck of a Bunch *RC

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Low Entry #Giveaways Ending Tonight, Wednesday 6/25 #Giveaway #LowEntries

$30 Family Dollar Gift Card - U.S. - Sweep Tight *GT

The Lego Movie on DVD - U.S. - Hanging Off The Wire *RC

Fannie the Flying Frenchie - children's book - Girl Gone Mom *GT

$25 GC to Gordmans - U.S. - the winthrop chronicles *RC

Fable and Lore's "World Traveler Necklace" - U.S. - A Colorful Chaos

Vaseline Intensive Care - Cocoa Radiant, Aloe Soothe, and Essential healing Intensive Care lotions - U.S. - Girly Girl Giveaways *RC

Lavender Neck Pillow Making Kit (A sock, Aromatherapy neck and shoulder pillow recipe/how-to, a bottle of Dawn Destination, Lavender oil, Rice and a $25 iTunes gift card) (6/26 @7am CST) - U.S. - *GT 

Giveaways With Over 200 Entries, but under 500:

Battroborg 3-in-1 Battle Arena (@4pm CST) - U.S. - Canadian Mom Reviews *GT

WatchMinder3 (@9pm CST) - U.S. - Cleverly Changing *GT

ArmourBite Mouthpiece (featuring our patented Power Wedges) - U.S. - Deanna Time *RC

Book T-Shirt of your choice from Gone Reading - U.S. - Deanna Time *RC

$25 GC to Jamberry Nails - US/CAN/Puerto Rico/Guam - the art & tree chatter of aquariann *RC

"Blog Inc." and "Born To Blog" - books - 2 Just B You *RC

$100 Walgreen GC - U.S. - This Mama Loves *GT

Two piece Wet Bag Set from Little Fish in your choice of fabric - U.S. - cupcakeMAG *RC

Wellness Pack from Smith Brothers - U.S. - Your Golden Ticket Blog *RC

Lots & Lots of Trains 3 DVD set and free audio CD - U.S. - Parental Perspective *RC

The Lego Movie Blu-Ray/DVD Combo pack - U.S. - Frugal Ginger *RC

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

#Battroborg 3-In-1 Battle Arena From #TOMY Review! #ProductReview

I was a little skeptical about the Battroborg Battle Arena from Tomy. As the reviews on Amazon are mixed. Some people like it, and some people don't. I didn't know that after a few minutes of playing with the robots, how to reset them after their lights turn red and the controllers make noise to signify that the robot was hit five (5) times, making that robot out of the game.

Set Up Instructions:

1) Put batteries in the controllers.

2) Make sure controllers are in off position (in the middle).

3) Make sure robots are turned off. Then plug the end of the big controller into the bottom of the robot's backpacks. Then turn the switch on the controllers to the left (Charging). Both green and red lights should come on. Now your robot is charging. Should take about 20 minutes. When green light goes off, and red light is remaining on, your Battroborgs are charged.

4) Set up the battle arena while Battroborg robots are charging.

  • Easy to charge the robots.
  • Easy to put the arena together.
  • Fun to play!
  • Instructions on where the stickers go are not really clear. The stickers are hard to get off of the sticker sheet. I wish that there was a better, real photo of where to attach the stickers.
  • Take 20 minutes to charge, for 20 minutes of play time, which almost exact. (This is a con because my kids don't like the 20 minutes of down time inbetween playing with their robots.)
  • No storage bag to put the arena, robots, and controllers in when we aren't using it.
  • Cord between controllers could be longer. I am worried about my 6 1/2 and 4 1/2 year year olds ripping them out or damaging them by being too rough swinging them back and forth. (We showed them how to work the robots and be gentle, but they are kids.)
  • I wish that it took 10 hits to the face before my children have to bring their robots to me to reset them, instead of 5. I showed them how to do it, but they didn't seem to understand.

My husband even got in on the fun! He read the instructions and found out that we can place the elastic arena bands into three different places! He seemed to enjoy this way the most, while my children enjoyed having the arena wide open so they could move their robots around more.

After you get the Battroborg robots battling and hitting one another, once the robot is hit five (5) times, you need to only touch his face for a few seconds, and then the robot resets itself. Be super careful with the Battroborg robots, as I read that their arms can come off. I just told my children not to touch the arms, just in case.

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Battroborg is $56.00 right now at Walmart, which is $20 off! Print the coupon above to save another $10.00! With the sale at Walmart, and with this coupon, the price is only $46.00! It's $66.39 right now on Amazon. (Copy, paste, and print out the coupon, or this post!) Hurry! Coupon expires August 31st, 2014!

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Disclosure: I received my won Battroborg 3-in-1 Battle Arena in exchange for two blog posts, one about the coupon, and this review post. No other compensation was exchanged or received.

Low Entry #Giveaways Ending Tonight, Tuesday 6/24 #Giveaway #LowEntries #lowentry

A Patriotic inspired craft bundle containing Phoomph (blue), Patriotic one-step tie dye kit from Tulip, patriotic Laura Kelly buttons, blue and red embroidery floss from Coats and Clark, a mini bag and fabric to dye (valued $25) - U.S. - Doll Diaries

Mutineers CD by David Gray - U.S. - Just A Little Creativity *RC

Dinner for two at Applebee's - U.S. - After the Alter *RC

Yvolution Trickstartr scooter - U.S. - Makobi Scribe *GT

Gold Pineapple Print from Love Victoria Art & Design Etsy shop - U.S. - She's Charming *RC

Chicken Soup For The Soul: Living with Alzheimers and Other Dementias - book - U.S. - Save More Spend Less *RC 

Giveaways With Over 200 Entries, but under 500:

Nancy B’s Science Club MoonScope and Star Gazer's Activity Journal from Educational Insights - U.S. - Dragonfly Sweetnest *RC

BebeLush Barbershop Shave Soap Bar in a Jar - U.S. - Itzybellababy *RC

Coupon for Free Purex Crystals fabric sofener - U.S. - The Shorter Blog *RC

The LEGO movie on Blu-ray/DVD combo pack - U.S. - Daddy Waddy Weeviews *RC

Azure Naturals ULTIMATE HYALURONIC ACID Serum - U.S. - Daddy Waddy Weeviews *RC

D'Vida Pre-Made Smoothies - U.S. - Girl Gone Mom *GT
Bottle of BebeLush 100% Argan Oil and a PDF copy of the "Argan Oil: Quick Guide" (@10pm CST) - U.S. - Shatterloin *GT

Perky Jerky Prize Pack - U.S. - Weight Chronicles *RC

Monday, June 23, 2014

Low Entry #Giveaways Ending Tonight, Monday 6/23 #Giveaway #LowEntries

15" Vinyl Decal from Vinyl Disorder (@7pm CST) - U.S. - Cassie's Ramblings *GT

Philips AVENT Elephant Design Natural Bottles and Pacifiers - U.S. - Nicole's Nickels *GT

Tropical Smoothie Cafe $10 Gift card - U.S. - Nicole's Nickels *GT

Battroborg 3-in-1 Battle Arena Playset (79.99 ARV) - U.S. - Mommy Factor *RC

The Lego Movie on Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack - U.S. - Lille Punkin

$10 GC to Rare Bird Boutique Etsy shop - U.S. - Hand on Hip

Small Pet Bed from Baylee Nasco - U.S. - Sweet Tight *GT

Custom Shirt from Race Ragz - U.S. - Life, Fitness and Me *RC

The Lego movie on Blu-ray/DVD movie combo pack - U.S. Hanging Off The Wire *RC

Made in Nature - Bag of Cranberries and a bag of Figs (2 winners) - U.S. Hanging Off The Wire *RC 

Giveaways With Over 200 Entries, but under 500:

3 lb. bag of Petbrosia Pet Food specifically formulated for your pet (@12pm CST) - U.S. - Lagniappe *GT

Sesame Street: Monster Manners DVD - U.S. - Nicole's Nickels *GT

The Lego Movie on Blu-Ray/DVD Combo pack - U.S. - Try It- Like It *RC $25 Gift Certificate (3 winners) - U.S. - All Natural Katie *RC

Dawn Ultra Cupcake Activity Kit (Bottle of Dawn Ultra, Apron, Blue food coloring, Dawn Ultra Blue Cupcakes recipe, Mixing bowl, Non-stick cupcake tin, and a Spatula) - U.S. - In the Kitchen With KP *RC

$25 store credit to Sweedie Kids - U.S. - The Simple Moms *RC

Dress from Nohi Kids - U.S. - The Simple Moms *RC

Wall Pops! USA Dry Erase Map 24″x36″ - U.S. - Girl Gone Mom *GT

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Low Entry #Giveaways Ending Tonight, Sunday 6/22 #Giveaway #LowEntries

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

Reebok Spartan Free Race Code (@8pm CST) - U.S. - My Springfield Mommy

Slugterra: Heroes of the Underground DVD - U.S. - gaynycdad

Zip Stix Mega Pack From Hog Wild - U.S. - gaynycdad

Kidorable Umbrella of your choice (@10pm CST) - U.S. - From Downriver to Downright Country *GT

Squooshi Starter Kit - U.S. - Sweep Tight *GT

Wilton decorating kit (ARV $65) - Makobi Scribe *GT

Coupon for a Free Tyson Breakfast product (2 winners) - U.S. - Little Corner of the World

Lucky Us - book - U.S. - The Students Lifestyle *RC

Catchy Clips - U.S. - What the Buzz is All About *Tom

Sniffles GIANTmicrobes Dolls (6/23 @3am CST) - US/CAN - Giveaways 4 Mom *GT

Giveaways With Over 200 Entries, but under 500:

$50 gift card to Linen Chest (@6pm CST) - Canada only - In My 30's and It's Time *GT

$15 iTunes Gift Card - U.S. - gaynycdad

Lego Movie Melting Room Lego set - U.S. - gaynycdad

Flux In Ear Mobile Headset - U.S. - gaynycdad

Sphero, Your New Robotic Toy - U.S. - gaynycdad

Vinyl Wall Decal from Cozy Wall Art - U.S. - Museum Chick *RC

Florafelt 8 Pocket Vertical Garden Planter - U.S. - Susie Q-pons *RC

$25 GC to the Pet Supplies Plus store in Livonia, MI - My Sentiment ExactLee *RC

Three randomly-selected of Poo~Pourri 2ounce bottles - U.S. - The Simple Moms *RC