Saturday, September 3, 2016

Giveaway Winners!

Winners of the LEGO Nexo Knights Season 1 DVD (2 Winners) is: megan tilley & Danelle!

Winners of the Sesame Street: Elmo’s Favorite Stories DVD (3 Winners) is: Melissa C., Patricia W. C. & Bernie W.!

Winner of the "Please Be Nice to Sharks" - Children's Book is: Anne P.!

Winner of the "God Made You Just Right" children's book is: Rachel R.!

Winner of the Scooby-Doo and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack is: Mary C.!

Winner of the A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits DVD is: Laura Rose!

Congrats to all of the winners! Sorry some of these are late.

The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today DVD #Review & #Giveaway! (U.S.) Ends 9/17 #TheSwanPrincess

Disclosure: Sony Home Video provided me with some of the materials I used in this Blog Post/Giveaway. I received a copy of "The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today" on DVD from Sony Home Video. The opinions I share are my own. No other compensation was exchanged or received.

About the movie:
Princess Alise (The Swan Princesses Daughter) is training to be the perfect royal but in her heart all she wants to do is sail the seven seas as a swashbuckling pirate! After setting sail, Princess Alise is shipwrecked and washes ashore on an island where she meets Lucas, a young boy who has been living there by himself. They have to work together to survive and get back to civilization!

My Review:
The "The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today" is a cute movie. Great for a rainy, snowy, or super hot day when there's nothing to do but stay inside and watch some movies. It's a good movie. The lizard, monster looking things are a little creepy in the beginning. They have grown accustomed to the taste of eating humans and they live on the island in which Princess Alise gets stranded on, until they figure out that they can eat fish instead! When Princess Alise gets back to the main land, Lucas runs off and she chases him. It turns out, Lucas's parents are heading on the road in which Lucas will find them if he runs in the right direction. Lucas finds his parents and Alise finds hers! I recommend this movie for children ages 2 to 8, maybe older. Depends on the child. My 8 year old son sat and watched the movie too, even though he protested about it at first.

I liked that this movie shows little girls that they can be more than just princesses! It shows little girls that they can be who they want to be, to never give up on their dreams, and that they aren't alone in this world.

There's a "Pirate Today" Sing-A-Long video on the "special features" section of the DVD! My girls enjoyed watching it at the end of the movie.

Follow The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today!

Purchase your copy today on Amazon (affl.) or at your local retailer or at

Win It!

Enter to Win a copy of "The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today" on DVD, below using the Giveaway Tools Form! Giveaway is open to residents in All 50 U.S. States, 18 years of age or older, no P.O. Boxes. Sorry. Giveaway ends 9/17/16.

Low Entry #Giveaways Ending Tonight, Saturday 9/3!

Winix HR 1000 WiFi enabled air purifier - U.S. - Penelope's Oasis

$25 Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen Gift card - U.S. - Just Stop Screaming *RC

BJ’s Wholesale Club $50 Gift Card - U.S. - The New Modern Mama *RC

Over 250 Entries:
Brooks Running Sports Bra [winner’s choice] - U.S. - Crazy Running Girl *RC

Dreamland DIY Kit - U.S. - Living Life to the Fullest *GT

Friday, September 2, 2016

Low Entries #Giveaways Ending Tonight, Friday 9/2!

PLAYMOBIL Carry Case Travel Package, which includes four different Carry Cases (Vet Visit Carry Case, Soccer Shootout Carry Case, Fashion Boutique Carry Case and Police Carry Case) (@10pm CST) - U.S. - Hobbies on a Budget *GT

$10 iTunes GC - U.S. - Three Boys and an Old Lady

Assortment of DOLE Mixations - U.S. - Penelope's Oasis

AmourPrints Art Print (3 Winners) - U.S. - Teacups & Turkey Legs *RC

Kubo and the Two Strings Prize Pack (set of trading cards, set of folders, a frisbee, set of pins, set of headbands and a sheet of temporary tattoos) - U.S. - Not Quite Susie

Over 250 Entries:
Leather Cuff Bracelet (3 Winners) - All 50 U.S. States - The Shop Gal *RC

$20 in Van’s Foods Coupons - U.S. - saving toward a better life *RC

Cake Magic! Cookbook (10 Winners) - U.S. - Hezzi D's Books and Cooks *RC

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Low Entry #Giveaways Ending Tonight, Thursday 9/1!

Think Happy - book - U.S. - Kooky Runner *RC

"Always a Cowboy" by Linda Lael Miller - U.S. - Reading Reality *RC

Daiya Prize Pack (2 Daiya Salad Dressings (Rich & Creamy Homestyle Ranch and Creamy Caesar), 2 Daiya Cheezy Mac Dinners (Deluxe Cheddar and Alfredo Styles) and 3 Coupons Good for ANY Daiya Product of YOUR Choice (Up to $5.99 Each in Value) (@11:59pm PST) - U.S. - Lutz of Greens *CF

Signed Copy of “Stones of Remembrance” by Julie Presley - book, Signed Copy of “Nor Forsake” by Julie Presley, and a Copy of “The Thirteenth Chance” by Amy Matayo, releasing Sept. 27th - U.S. - Julie Presley *RC

Over 250 Entries:
Baby Magic No-Rinse Wash, Original Hair & Body Wash and Original Baby Lotion - All 50 U.S. States - Bicultural Mama *RC

The Angry Birds Movie Bluray/DVD and The Angry Birds Movie Eyebrows - U.S. - The Mommy Factor *RC

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Low Entry #Giveaways Ending Tonight, Wednesday 8/31!

Julia Necklace and Identity Bracelet from Trades of Hope, and a copy of "From Dust to Essence" - book - Michelle Grewe *RC

Buddig Deli Meats Prize Pack (Buddig Tote Bag, Buddig Pencil Case, Buddig Lunch Bag, FREE Premium Deli Coupon and a FREE Buddig 2oz Coupon) - U.S. - Jill Cataldo

One-Year Subscription to Around the World Stories - U.S. - Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers *RC

"Night Night, Farm" by Amy Parker - board book - US/CAN - Nolan Family Adventures *RC

Artisana Organics one jar each of the coconut, cashew and walnut butter - U.S. - Clean Eating Veggie Girl *RC

"Saving Abby" by Steena Holmes - book - U.S. - Reviewed by Mom *RC

$50 AMEX gift card - Main 48 U.S. States - Clarks Condensed

Over 250 Entries:
Duo-Scope Study Microscope ($104.99 value) (@4:59pm MST) - imagine childhood

Signed copy of Trisha Ashley Book "Leap of Faith" (2 Winners, 1 UK; 1 U.S.A.) (@ 4pm CST) - Prairie Wife in Heels *RC

$10 Amazon Gift Card (@10:59pm CST) - U.S. - Books, Bargains, Blessings *GT

July 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit (2 Winners) - U.S. - A Having Fun Mom *GT

Envelope Punch Board, 6 x 6 Paper Pad, Enamel Dots, Washi, Crafty Surprises and a Surprise Book of My Choice - U.S. - Andi's ABC's *RC

$25 Office Depot OfficeMax Gift Card - U.S. - Eat Craft Parent *RC

Leather Teardrop Earrings from Happy Little Things (2 winners) - All 50 U.S. States - The Shop Gal *RC

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

"Treecology: 30 Activities and Observations for Exploring the World of Trees and Forests" #Review and #Giveaway! (U.S.) Ends 9/11 #Treecology

The newest children’s book in the Young Naturalists series, Treecology is the perfect fact- and activities-based book for the grade-schooler interested in learning more about our forests and woodlands. With its charming four-color illustrations and lush photos, Treecology teaches readers about the trees that can be found right in their own backyards and neighborhoods, and throughout the forests of North America.

Complete with 30 “Try This,” “Look For” and “Listen For” activities, Treecology promotes independent observation and analysis, writing and drawing skills and nature literacy. Kids will observe the diversity of shapes, colors and patterns found in trees, and learn how to best care for trees by becoming a Tree Keeper. Other topics that are presented in clear, kid-friendly prose include tree families, tree rings, nuts and seedlings, woodland wildlife and forest conservation. Additional resources, a glossary of tree terms and a teacher’s guide are also included in the back of the book to support further discussion and exploration. City, suburb and rural-dwelling kids can all discover the natural ecosystems right outside their front door with the help of Treecology.

About the Author and Photographer:
Monica Russo is the author and illustrator of several children's nature books, including Birdology, Amazing Insects, Chilly Creatures, Tree Almanac and Watching Nature. She wrote the "Nature Notes" column for southern Maine's Sun Chronicle for many years. She is an experienced birdwatcher, leaf collector and a founding member of the Maine Entomological Society.

Kevin Byron is a photographer who specializes in nature, wildlife and ship images. His work has appeared in many books, magazines and newspapers, including Birdology, Birdscope magazine, the Kennebunk Post, the New York Times and Watching Nature. They both live in Kennebunk, Maine.

Purchase your copy of "Treecology" on Amazon! (affl. link)

My Review:
There are trees all around us. Whether you live in the city or country, trees are everywhere. Trees give us oxygen to breath and they are homes to many insects, birds and animals. They also give us shade to sit under with a nice blanket and a good book! Trees also help shade our homes, cars, businesses and more. Treecology: 30 Activities and Observations for Exploring the World of Trees and Forests is a great book to teach children and adults about trees, leaves, insects and wildlife. There are many activities such as looking for seedlings, checking out the wildlife that lives around the bottom of the trees, counting a tree's rings and more! I can't wait to take this book with us when we go camping!

You should be able to find this book available for purchase on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at your local book store and online.

Win It!

Enter below using the Giveaway Tools form for a chance to win your own copy of "Treecology: 30 Activities and Observations for Exploring the World of Trees and Forests." Giveaway open to residents of the main 48 continental U.S. States only, 18 years of age or older. No P.O. Boxes, sorry.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Chicago Review Press in exchange for my post. No other compensation was exchanged or received.

Low Entry #Giveaways Ending Tonight, Tuesday 8/30!

Reactorz Light Up Ball (@10:59pm CST) - U.S. - Lille Punkin *GT

Pack of TheraBand Kinesiology Tape - U.S. - Running Out of Wine *RC

Labor of Love Co. Soy Candle Kit - U.S. - Away She Went *RC

"The Happiness Dare" by Jennifer Dukes Lee - book - U.S. - SR Kindred Spirits *RC

The Widower’s Wife - book - U.S. - Stay at Home Mom *RC

"God Made You Just Right!" & "Happy Birthday" board books - U.S. - Girls in White Dresses *RC

Crayola Back to School Bundle Box (Contains 3 portfolios, two 70 ct spiral notebook, 200 sheets of filler paper, facial tissue, 5 subject dividers, 2 black and 2 red pens and more) - U.S. - Marty's Thoughts on Life and Money *GL

Over 250 Entries:
Night Night Farm - Board Book (@11am CST) - All 50 U.S. States - The Roab Blog *GT

Nickelodeon's "Shimmer and Shine" DVD - U.S. - Three Boys and an Old Lady *GT

Westing Wellness Gift Set - U.S. - Westing Wellness *RC

Deluxe Espro Sports Cleaner Product Package - Main 48 U.S. States - We Got the Funk *RC

Kids Dental Care Back to School Prize Package (Oral B Pro Health for Me Electric Brush for Kids, a Hands-Free Automatic Toothpaste Dispenser, 4 Boxes of Tom’s of Maine Toothpaste Kid’s Fun Flossers, Toothbrush chart for each child + marker, a lunch box, sandwich boxes and back to school treats) - U.S. - Finding Debra *RC

Monday, August 29, 2016

Low Entry #Giveaways Ending Tonight, Monday 8/29!

$50 Credit to MilkShop Finds - U.S. - Cassie Bustamante *RC

Brightly Back-to-School Prize Pack (a Brightly tote bag, a back to school printables pack and a book from the back to school roundups based on the age of the winner) - U.S. - Here Wee Read *GL

QMT/Arabesque Windchimes - U.S. - Everyday South *RC

Code to create a Twigtale book - U.S. - The Mommy Factor *RC

Harry Potter Solar Light - US. - Leave a Mark Auctions *RC

Goodie pack of 5 back-to-school supplies (An apple-shaped timer, a package of red Ready Letters—perfect for bulletin boards or happy wall signs, a set of Magnet Multiplication Tables—for fun, unlimited practice of multiplication facts, Colorful Cut-Outs Assorted Hearts—great for sweet notes to your kids or bulletin boards and a set of apple note cards - All 50 U.S. States - Finch N Wren *GT

Over 250 Entries:
Six-Month Subscription to Netflix - Worldwide - Outside the Box Mom *RC

$50 to Shabby Apple - U.S. - The Pretty Little Girls *IG

Case of Bambo Nature Diapers (your choice on size) - U.S. - The Style Files *RC

4 Passes to Dinosaurs Unearthed at The Academy of Natural Sciences - Philadelphia, PA - Mommy University *RC

Master Lock Bluetooth Outdoor Padlock - U.S. - Creative K Kids *RC

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Low Entry #Giveaways Ending Sunday, 8/28!

Digital Download of The Jungle Book (4 Winners) - U.S. - Nashville Fun for Families *RC

Pete’s Dragon Prize Pack - U.S. - Gaynycdad

The Groove Cube – An Amazing Mini Speaker - U.S. - Gaynycdad

Grossery Gang With Can from Moose Toys - U.S. - Gaynycdad

Modern Family Full Season 4 DVD Set - U.S. - Gaynycdad

"The Trees Crept In" by Dawn Kurtagich - book - U.S. - Redds Read's *RC

Six-Month Netflix Gift Card - U.S. - The Rock Father Magazine *RC

Night, Night Farm - Children's board book - US/CAN - Seasons of Opportunities

Life Is Good prize pack (Life is Good Mug, Raised On Love 6×8 Framed Art, Love Shows the Way Decorative Tile and a Life is Good Loved, Plain and 3-opening Picture Frame) (ARV $65) - U.S. - Three Boys and an Old Lady *GT

Jersey from the movie GREATER - U.S. - Sharing Life's Moments *GL

Over 250 Entries:
“Base” Charging Station For Your iPads From Logitech - U.S. - Gaynycdad

Crayola Back to School Prize Pack ((1) Crayola 24-count Crayons, (1) Crayola 10-count Classic Markers, (1) Crayola 10-count Ultra-Clean Washable Markers and (1) Crayola 24-count Colored Pencils) - U.S. - The Mommy Factor *RC

$20 Amazon Gift Card - U.S. - live love texas *RC

Red Bean Company Reed Diffuser in the scent of the winner’s choice (Ginger Flower, White Tea, Plum Blossom or Orchid) - U.S. - Bicultural Mama *RC