Monday, July 30, 2012


L♥ve, L♥ve, L♥ve this product.
I took this product with me on vacation. 3 Theme parks in Orlando in 3 days with hubby and 3 boys. After a long day of Sun, and pool, my color treated hair was dry, brittle, and unhappy. I used the Shampoo and conditioner and may hair was SUPER HAPPY! It smells lovely and my hair is silky.
My hair smells fresh and clean. My hair is soft. This is nice with being in the Sun, the Pool, and at the beach all summer.
You can purchase the CLEAR SCALP & HAIR BEAUTY THERAPY™ products at most Mass Retailers, drugstores, and supermarkets (where available). I have seen the travel size on an end cap at a Mass Retailer for $0.98 each. But I did not look at the full size. 
Suggested retail price: $4.99 – $5.99
Clean Hair Care

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products/services mentioned above for free testing and review purposes from Influenster.
All reviews are in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” The opinions expressed in this post are expressly that of my family or myself.

Wish You Were Here Giveaway Hop ends 8/6 - 1 winner $30.00 in prizes

Welcome to the Wish You Were Here Giveaway Hop! While thousands of bloggers flee to New York City for a blogging conference, we thought it would be a great idea to kickoff a giveaway for our readers (before we left)!

This event is hosted by
BloggerPR and will run from July 30-August 6, 2012.
Every giveaway prize is valued over $25.00, so you are bound to find something you love! Good luck and have fun!

This giveaway is open to US and Canada residents

I am offering up some items I purchased from
Walt Disney Word Orlando, while on vacation

Mickey Silhouette American Flag Antenna Topper, Topper Style Ball Keychain - Mickey Red Shorts, and String Tote Bag - Mickey and Friends and Fireworks Icon - Grey
As well as an
Amazon $10.00 Gift Code (emailed)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Check out more wonderful Blog Giveaways ↓

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Super Why Live: You've Got The Power! Tampa, Florida Review #SuperWHYLive

Christopher and I had the opportunity to see Super Why Live
at the Straz Center in Tampa, Florida.
This is the First Ever Live Show from this particular PBS Show.
Super Why is one of his favorite show, so he was super excited to see it.

We arrived to Delicious Blue Bell representatives handing out since serving size
Blue Bell Ice Cream!!

We were directed to our seats with some time to spare and Christopher took in the huge Auditorium.. I am sure he was a little apprehensive.

Once the show began though.. He was glued to the show.

I won't give away the story or what we saw (although the pictures do tell a bit).

The characters were full of energy and the LCD screen did not lag or faulter. The voices (pre-recorded of course) were spot on and I do not think any child cared that the character's heads were solid and the mouths did not move.

I loved the interaction between that characters and the children and the 3 times the cannons went off (shooting confetti into the "Party Package" or VIP area) startled Christopher a bit.
We would have loved to have been seated in the Party area (maybe next time we see a show).

Woofster is the newest Super Why Star and we loved seeing him come out after the intermission.

Of course, we solved our problem, All of our friends went home, and Wyatt and Woofster went back onto the book shelf.

Over all, The show was great ! The characters, the interaction, the production in general was very well choreographed.

I hope that if there are shows in more states, that you are able to see this one!

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products/services mentioned above for free for review purposes. All reviews are in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” The opinions expressed in this post are expressly that of my family or myself. For more information read my disclosure policy.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Free Product [Coupon] Giveaway ends 8/5


I have some coupons for free beverages I want to share with you

I cashed in some Coke Rewards and have for you..
{all have expiration dates of 9/30/12}
One free 12 pack of any coke product
One free 32 oz. Powerade
One free 20 oz. Minute Maid
One free 20oz. Coca Cola Product

I am also including one coupon for
{no expiration date}
One free Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almond milk

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: I am sponsoring this giveaway on my own and have not received any products/services mentioned above for free for review or giveaway purposes. Any reviews are in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” The opinions expressed in this post are expressly that of my family or myself. You may read more about my disclosure policy.

Just Happy

I am happy today ☺

♦No more summer camps
♦Less than a month until school begins
♦My youngest is *finally* potty trained
♦We can enjoy summer as it was meant to be, lazy and care free !

Lilla Rose Clearance going on now !!!

July 25th - 28th
30% off of Select Styles of Flexi Clips!

CLEARANCE ITEMS are specially marked items with reduced pricing by at least 30% for the next 4 days. Offer starts at 12:01AM on July 25, 2012 and ends 11:59PM on July 28, 2012 Pacific Standard Time.
APPLICABLE ITEMS: 1-0490, 1-1434, 2-0288, 2-0289, 2-0523, 3-0429, 3-0541, 4-0180, 4-1425,
6-0720, 6-0930, 6-1359, 8-0318, 8-1054.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Huggies and Pampers code 24 Hour Giveaway

And the winner is:

I have at least 19 codes (16 Huggies and 3 pampers currently)

We have had Potty Training Success..
I liquidated all of my points and would like to share the rest of the codes with someone!

One winner will receive the codes by USPS Mail.
(no risk of me getting something wrong)

All you have to do is...........

Leave a comment, anything you wish..

Entries are limited to US residents.
You may enter 1 time via email
(make sure you leave your email addy so I can contact you if you win)

If you comment on any other post or enter any other giveaway,
leave me an additional comment and that shall gain an extra entry

This will end at 7/25/12 at 8:30 pm EST

Have Fun, Good Luck to ALL !!!

Cottage Playhouse Giveaway ends 7/31

Kids love playhouses. Indoors, outdoors, for an afternoon, or as a permanent fixture in your playroom Beezer Playhouses are the perfect setting for hours of creative pretend play. Our Playhouses are constructed from durable, 100% recyclable plastic and cardboard and disassemble in just minutes so your playhouse can easily be stored away under a bed or in a closet. Beezer decals allow the playhouses to be decorated into a cool boys clubhouse or a cute girls cottage; and the all-white interior is a blank canvas to be customized. Beezer Playhouses are perfect for smaller spaces where there isn’t room for a permanent plastic playhouse and they are great for grandparents, home day cares, and birthday parties. Beezer Playhouses are definitely “Fun Right Out Of The Box!”

Boys and Girls Playhouse Set

A secret boys only hide out or a cute princess cottage - you get to decide with this awesome boys and girls cottage playhouse set. With almost 200 fun decals to decorate your playhouse any way you choose, this is the ultimate playhouse for creative children; and perfect for parents, grandparents, or home day cares where space is limited and play spaces are shared.
When it's time to clean up, Beezer Playhouses collapse and fold up to store in the convenient storage and carrying case which is designed to fit easily under a single bed. Beezer Playhouses are cute, durable, and interactive with plastic windows and a strong plastic doorframe. The double thickness cardboard door features a fun doorknob that is easy for kids to turn and plastic hinges which make the door far stronger and more durable than any other cardboard playhouse. Beezer Playhouses walls and roof are constructed from amazingly strong, full color cardboard with an all-white interior just waiting to be decorated. The playhouse is 100% recyclable, and just in case your kids are tough on toys, we offer a full set of replacement cardboard walls to allow you to re-use the durable plastic doors, windows, and fasteners.

One lucky winner will receive The Cottage from Breezer Playhouses.

This giveaway ends July 31th at 11:59p
Open to US residents, ages 18+.
To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below.

Good luck!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Summertime CASH Giveaway BASH $500.00 Prize !!!!

 Summertime Cash Giveaway Bash
Welcome to the Summertime CASH Giveaway BASH hosted by MamaNYC! I have teamed up with a great group of bloggers to bring you a HUGE CASH prize giveaway! This event is going to run from July 23-August 12, 2012 and open to residents WORLDWIDE! Keep reading below to find out how to enter this giveaway!
One lucky winner is going to receive. . .  

$500.00 PayPal CASH!

Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below in order to enter this giveaway. Open to residents WORLDWIDE; 18+. Winner must have a PayPal account in order to claim this cash prize.
All entries are optional... but the more entries you complete --- the higher your chances will be to win this prize! This giveaway will end on August 12, 2012 @ 11:59pm EST. Winner will have 48 hours to confirm winnings or the prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be selected.
Please note that you only need to enter this giveaway ONE time since we are all using the SAME Rafflecopter widget code. Look for the Summertime CASH Giveaway BASH button if you are unsure. You can always contact if you are unsure or can't remember if you entered this giveaway.
* If you have any problems with the Rafflecopter: Please REFRESH the page by right clicking and using "Reload". As always, I am here to help you out! If you have any questions or issues, please reach out to me or Nicole at MamaNYC.

Disclosure: This giveaway is a self-sponsored group collaborative effort in order to provide a cash prize. Each participant has provided funds in order to present this giveaway. This event is in no way sponsored or affiliated with any company or other individual(s) other than those included within the Rafflecopter widget.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Hyper Swipe Giveaway

Are you looking for a game that challenges you and your opponents?
This game is just the thing!
Enter to win

Hyper Swipe puts your reflexes to the test as you race against your opponents to collect the most pattern matches. You'll have to work at hyper-speed to be the first to identify matches between the square cards in your hand and the circle cards that automatically pop-up from the Hyper Swiper device. The most matches win. These patterns can be tricky and it takes a keen eye to match them. Unique circle cards that make you swap your hand with an opponent plus bonus and penalty point cards mix up the play. Fun for the entire family.

Features include:
  • The crazy game of popping patterns
  • Includes 1 hyperswiper (requires 2 aa batteries, not included)
  • Includes 32 circle cards (24 pattern cards, 3 pass your hand cards, 3 bonus cards, 2 penalty cards) 48 square cards
  • For 2 to 6 players
  • Recommended Ages: 8 years & Up

HyperSwipe is a game of speed and visual tricks. HyperSwipe will put your reflexes to the test as you race against your opponents to collect the most image matches. Image cards pop out of the HyperSwiper as fast as you can grab them, so you’ll have to think or match fast and move at hyper-speed!
Let me tell you HyperSwipe is an addictive game that you will secretly enjoy as much as the kids. The cards are so deceiving as it is a game of speed and you rush to be the first to grab the circle as it pops up to attention. So many times I have snatched the trash card as it early on appeared to be the treasure.
While this is a challenging game for those of all ages it is also super fun for the younger crowd. The photos make it very easy to play and help even my 6 year old understand the point of the game. In fact his keen eyesight seems to have an advantage of my old sole, meaning I get beat a lot!
The HyperSwipe machine is battery operated and we have yet to see any issues after more than a dozen rounds of play. The cards are made of a thinner cardboard and can get crinkled if not careful. So just remind young player to take good care of the pieces so that they properly pop out of the machine and the fun can continue uninterrupted.
I can see my family playing this game well into the 10-12 age range as the speed of the game and challenge makes it fun for all. Plus we have a competition issue in my home where everyone is determined to be the next winner.

One lucky winner will receive HyperSwipe!

This giveaway is brought to you by ThinkFun. Ends July 27, 2012 at 11:59pm
Entries open to US residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the GiveawayTools form below. Good luck!

Underwater case for phone/iTouch/iPhone

I have this case. I love it!
I have used it in the pool, at the YMCA, and at the beach. I take pics with my phone and don't have to worry about sand or water getting into my phone. I can even make calls and hear everything clearly.
The photos come out nicely.

The video and pictures in the pool come our clear as well.

I do need to take my phone and iTouch out of there cases to have them fit appropriately.

The case is suitable for your iPods, iPhones, cameras and cell-phones and enables you to use your phone in snow, rain or any wet surrounding without damage.
Photo Credit: SuperGadgets

For a limited time, you can get this case for $4.00
(There is a flat rate shipping cost of $7.50)

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate or sponsor links.

Free Movies

The Muvico and Cobb Theaters in our area offer
Free Summer Movies Tuesday thru Thursdays.

Check the local listings in your area.

Wednesday, my 2 oldest boys and I saw Alvin and the Chipmunks:Chipwrecked

The boys were well behaved and the movie was packed!

A great free event for you and your children.

Lego Monster Fighters Giveaway ! ends 8/2

Mom Does Reviews, Mom to Bed by 8, The Deals and More and Powered by Mom along with Giveaway Bandit bring you the HOTTEST LEGO event of the summer!

One lucky reader will win all 3 of the Awesome Prizes for your Lego Lover

LEGO Monster Fighters 9463 -The Werewolf

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Swarovski Stud Earrings from Eversave

Swarovski Stud Earrings

$2 for a pair of Swarovski stud diamond earrings from Crystal Gem Jewelry
Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate or sponsor links.

Get your MBS on giveaway event!

Get Your MBS On!

Calling all bloggers new and experienced, MBS wants you to join us, Mom Blog Society Blogger Network!

Mom Blog Society is a knowledge base for moms, by moms. We feature bloggers from around the world. Our vision is to utilize the power and potential of the Internet to connect people and groups around the world as never before.
At Mom Blog Society we pride ourselves on the unique solutions we developed to bring like-minded individuals together.
Mom Blog Society is much more than a networkers starter kit-it's a team of advisers, colleagues, and cheerleaders ready to support our members every step of the way.
We bring a fresh and original perspective to the term "blog networking".
Mom Blog Society believes that every mom blog is essential to the blogging world. Therefore, we strive to promote our members and encourage each and every member of our site to speak up and tell the world what's on their mind!
Mom Blog Society was founded in 2011 by LaDonna Dennis and Jackie Pate, mom bloggers since 2006. LaDonna & Jackie started Mom Blog Society because we believe every mom blogger deserves the "Society Spotlight"!

Meet Mom Blog Society Network Owners
LaDonna founder of Mom Blog Society
Michelle, Powered By Mom
Abby, Mommy Moments with Abby

Benefits to being a Mom Blog Society member:

The ability to network with a large community of bloggers
Media Events to help you grow your readership and social media outreach
An amazing support system
No matter your level of blogging experience, the MBS network gladly welcomes you with open arms.
So what are you waiting for?

Joining Mom Blog Society is completely free!

One lucky Mom Blog Society Member is going to win a $100 Amazon Gift Certificate or Paypal Cash (your choice)!
This giveaway is open worldwide to new and existing MBS members. Ends on August 1st!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Blogcation Review - Sea World Orlando

I was excited to take my boys to Sea World.
Luke had been when he was very small, but the 2 other boys had never gone.
Anthony was especially excited because of his love for wild life.
Before even entering the park.. Our Happy Family


A string of mishaps lead to an unhappy beginning to our adventure.

Blogcation Review - Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom

So we had decided on 2 parks (Disney NOT being one of them), however, Disney was kind enough to gift us 2 tickets, so we changed our plans. But we did not tell our boys

Since I took video with my cell phone, it's a raw, unedited video..
Luke thought I was taking a photo, Anthony was half paying attention and Cj couldn't care less

But once we arrived, their tunes changed.

2nd annual Back 2 School Bloggie Boogie Event! ends 7/31


I want to help you get your Back to School groove on...

Join the Bloggie Boogie and win a $35.00 Target Gift Card.

Enter the Grand Prize Giveaway and then, enter the great giveaways from the other bloggers participating in this event!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Blogcation Review - Lake Buena Vista Resort Village and Spa

Our primary residence during our recent Blogcation to Orlando, was the Lake Buena Vista Resort Village and Spa. We had a fabulous time!

The Lake Buena Vista Resort Village and Spa is just minutes/miles from the Disney Theme Parks, Downtown Disney, and Sea World.

We stayed in a 2 bedroom, 2 bath room (1080 Sq Ft) on the 10th floor, overlooking the Pirate Plunge pool. There are larger and smaller rooms available.

If I were to say that we had a wonderful experience, it would be highly understated.

Organic Insect Repellent from EcoSMART - No voucher to redeem

***By purchasing this Save on, you are purchasing the actual product and not a voucher or coupon to redeem the product.

You will provide your shipping address during checkout on Eversave and your EcoSMART bundle will be automatically shipped to the address provided.


From $24: Organic insect repellent from EcoSMART

• Up to 45% off organic insect repellent products
• 100% organic pesticides are a blend of natural plant oils
• Safe and non-toxic
• Protect your family during outdoor summer fun

Here's the deal: 1) $24 for an organic mosquito and tick protection bundle or 2) $37.50 for an organic home, yard and personal protection bundle

Pesky pests: Banish bugs with the natural plant oils in the organic mosquito and tick protection bundle that includes:

Bug off: Go the extra mile with the organic home, yard and personal protection bundle. It includes:

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate or sponsor links.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Parenting O Story Story app Review

I was given the opportunity to review Itouch and Ipad apps for my younger children..

On my Itouch, we downloaded the Parenting, Things that Robots Spell app. This app works for both my 3 and 6 year old sons.

My 6yo loves to spell and learn so this app has really helped him. The words range from easy to a little more difficult and is right up his alley

There are 10 levels, each use different beginning letters and the allow the child to place the letters correctly. Then, he can do it again, with new words.

My 3yo even likes the app because it talks to you, encourages you, and when you place the letter, it tells you the letter so it's helpful to him in that respect.

I was also given the opportunity to review Max Moo Ipad Book and Max Moo Ipad Spelling. Since I do not have an Ipad, I send the codes to my BFF and her 5yo daughter. While at my home, I watched Gianna read along with the Max Moo Ipad Book.
It was captivating and she read along with the book.
It did not go too fast for her.

These applications are available from the iTunes store.

↓These applications range from free to $2.99 and work on iPad and iTouch↓

Picture Books
Max Moo

Spelling Apps

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products/services mentioned above for free for review or giveaway
purposes. All reviews are in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” The opinions expressed in this post are expressly that of my family or myself. You may read more about my disclosure policy.

Step2 coaster Giveaway event! ends 7/3.0

Several Bloggers have joined together to give away this great prize!

The only required entry is providing a valid email and which country you reside in.
 The rest are optional but the more you do, the greater your chances of winning!

Eligibility: US/Can*
(1) US winner will have the Step2 Rollercoaster toy shipped to them via Amazo
 (must be a physical address, no PO boxes!). 
Must be 18 years or older to enter.

All entries limited to one per household.

*If our winner lives in Canada, they will receive a $100 GC.  This is equivalent to the cost of the US prize, but this item is not available or is too expensive via

When: 12:01am EST July 15, 2012 through 11:59pm EST July 30, 2012

 Rafflecopter form below:

Friday, July 13, 2012

A quick hello

I am popping in from vacation.
I shall spare you painstaking details (until later), but we've done Disney, Sea World and tomorrow is Universal. The hotel is beautiful and the pool refreshing. The afternoon storms are a tad annoying but we deal with them as we usually do.

I will share tons of pictures and videos from each of the parks. Families who want to go to parks but have smaller children sometimes shy away from going but we ate going to let you know it's possible and fun (except when someone gets hurt).

See y'all soon

Tropic Mind Educational Experience Review and Giveaway

Anthony and CJ recently reviewed an Educational website call Tropic Mind.
This site offers a variety of educational subjects laid out like games and cartoons.

CJ is only 3 and just learning the computer but loved the games and the customization of "his island".

Anthony liked some of the games. He didn't understand why I asked him to do "school work" during his summer vacation.
The subjects that are available are very appropriate and you can go from Health, to Science, to Math, Ecology, and Recycling.. Parents can check on their child's progress through the Parents page.


I received a product for free for the purpose of review thanks to Mom Powered Media 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Please forgive my absence!

I am currently away from my computer and ...

I might be wearing Mickey Ears

Or getting wet

Or hanging with the minions
But no worries, I'll share all the fun with you when I return..
and maybe I can pick up some goodies to share with YOU

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Bloggers needed for upcoming event!

This giveaway is being hosted by Bella Savvy.

Bloggers can nab a free spot
[or pay for one without writing up an announcement post such as this one]

What is it all about?


5 winners will each receive a stylish handbag from Bagluxe (one featured bag or a $50 Bagluxe gift card for the bag of their choice) — $250 value
Giveaway Open To: U.S. and Canada only
Event Dates: August 6th – August 20th
Blogger Notes: Participation is FREE with announcement post (includes one rafflecopter link — Facebook or Twitter) OR a payment of $4.00 for no announcement post.
Additional links are available for $3.00 each — including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Email, RSS, Stumbleupon
You MUST agree to publish the html provided to you on the specified date by 12:01 am. EST (NO EARLIER)!

Read more about it and Sign up Here

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

DXG Pro Gear Camcorder Review

I received the very coolest camcorder from DXG USA. The red DXG-5F0VR, DXG Pro Gear 1080p Camcorder is amazing!

The features of this camera meet the needs of my family and I love that this product uses and SD card to store the video and still photos.

The rechargeable battery is a plus. The fact that it is contained within the camera is a huge bonus!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Petite Me $30 GC ends 7/23

A concierge isn't just for hotels and vacations. Mom's need assistance too, even just to keep their little ones in style. These were the words of inspiration upon which Petite Me was founded. The founders being two women who haven't left each other's side since the ninth grade.

Deanna Russo took the business route as a high profile career woman on Wall Street. Those 15-20 hour work days as Vice President came to a close when she became a mother herself.

Nicole Ryder, a fashion veteran through and through went with her passion and has assisted the wardrobes of shoppers from Saks Fifth Ave to flourishing Internet sites.

Two very driven career women on very different career paths in life were always bonded together by their love for fashion and the finer things in life. This common bond shared between two close friends, who always aspired working together one day, developed into the concept of Petite Me. Fashion and Finance finally came together.
Rebel Ride T-shirt ~ This funky T-Shirt is perfect for the little rebel in your life. A great compliment to a favorite pair of jeans or shorts for the summertime.
There were a few things I found quite interesting about Petite Me. One was the adorable selection of boutique children's clothing they offered. The selection is small but some of the best modern, designs I have seen in a small shop. The website is fairly easy to navigate through. The items are broken down into quick categories you can just click on at the top. I would love to see more outfits in the future, either paired pieces for suggestions or sets combined in one for purchase.
The Petite Me Bling Boutique makes me have dreams of a new bouncing baby girl to spoil. Big fan of bedazzling clothes and shoes. Every princess needs her own sparkle. Petite Me offers shoes, tops, bodysuits and even pacifier holders decked out to a t.
No matter if it is a gift or just a spoil your little one kind of purchase, Petite Me has a little something for your special infant to toddler.
Review by Mom to Bed by 8