Friday, March 20, 2015

Show your Disney Side

(Disclosure:  I received a promotion package in order to host this party.  All opinions shared are my own.)

Last year, I was given the opportunity to host a DisneySide party.  This year, I was excited to be able to host another one.  The package I received this year was Disney Cars themed.  My sister has a son who was having a birthday party at the beginning of March, and she is super creative so I actually gave her my kit and let her have fun with the decorations and let her show her Disney Side.  I was amazed at her creativity and everything that she came up with.  It was an awesome birthday party!  She did a better job than I would have.

Grab a few bags of chocolate donuts and you have some "Spare Tires"

Some trail mix for "Nut's and Bolt's"

Use some twirlers for "Mater's Tow Cables"

Add some M&M's to some brownies for traffic lights!

Cute cupcakes

Grab some Lighting McQueen paper goods

Wonderfully decorated Birthday Cake

She also had some great games like, Getting a spare tire and some bean bags and have the children throw the bean bags into the tire!  Tape the teeth on Mater and she had a Cars piƱata.  My kids had a blast seeing all the fun food decorations and playing the games.  I know my nephew enjoyed his Cars cake.  She definitely did a wonderful job showing her Disney Side and I enjoyed going to this party!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Zonderkidz Easter Giveaway

(Disclosure:  I received the products mentioned below in order to facilitate my review.  All opinions shared are my own.)

 Easter is coming and it is time to start filling your children's baskets!  My kids normally get some toys around a theme that they are into right now.  But, I also love putting books into my children's baskets because I want my children to have a love of reading and you can never have too many books!  I especially love putting books that have Christian values in them.  I received three books and I will be putting into my children's Easter baskets.

My youngest child will be received the book The First Easter Ever.  This book is great for young readers who are young readers.  There are bright colorful pictures on every page to help illustrate what is written.  This book talks about the before, during and after the crucifixion of Jesus in a way that the children can understand!  Great book.

My middle son will be receiving the NIV Gift Bible.  He has been asking for his own Bible, since his got lost in our recent move.  So this opportunity came at the right time.  This isn't a children's Bible but it is a great Bible to have.  It is pretty.  The colors are boyish so he will love this.  The writing is a little small but still easily read.

My oldest son, who is not a teen yet, (I'm not rushing it either) will be receiving the NIV Teen Study Bible.  He has said many times that he doesn't want a child's bible anymore because he is growing up so this is the perfect gift for him.  I love the little facts, questions, and thoughts that are throughout this Bible.  It helps them to really dig into the Bible in a more mature way!

Guess what?!?!  I am having a giveaway and one winner will receive all 3 of the books mentioned in this post!  This would be great for a family with kids in multiple age ranges.  Just enter below on the rafflecopter form!

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March in Frozen Food month Giveaway

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Did you know that March is Frozen Food month?  I could honestly say that I did not.  I was contacted by Kidfresh to help spread the news.  KidFresh is a company that I met while I was at the WowSummit last fall.  I was given the opportunity to taste a few of their products while there.  I was surprised at how well they taste.  When I was sent the coupons, I went on a mission to find these products.  I went to one store who only had the Macaroni product.  So I got that and had my children taste it and they liked it.  I like that it is made with real cheese and not powder stuff.  They were hesitant at first because we don't normally eat frozen food.  Then I went onto the Kidfresh site and found their store locator and was able to find a Target down the road that had more of a variety.  

The four products that I bought at Target was the Muy Cheesy Quesodilla, Super Duper Chicken Nuggets, Mighty Meaty Chicken Meatballs, and the Fun-tastic Fish Sticks.  All of the KidFresh meals are made with 100% Natural ingredients and even have some veggies that are snuck into the food.  I have tried a bite off all of the products I used my coupons on and I can't taste any veggie.  All of the products taste really good and I had no complaints from my picky children.

So now you can rest assured that your children are eating healthy during this National Frozen Food Month!  These are priced very reasonably.

One super lucky winner will receive 10, yes you read that right 10, coupons to try this product for your family!  So awesome!!!

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Dial Sugar Cane Husk Scrub Giveaway

(Disclosure:  I received this product in order to facilitate my review.  All opinions shared are my own.)

I love Dial products.  I remember my mother using the Dial brand growing up.  So using Dial products is something I do with my family because it is a brand that I trust.  They are very reasonably priced too, which is great with 3 young boys who are still learning how to use things in moderation.  I love the Sugar Cane Husk Scrub.  The scent is amazing.  The micro-scrubbers help me be sure that I am scrubbing all the dirt and germs away while leaving my hands feel soft and smooth.  My kids love the "tiny beads" that they have because they feel funny.

About the Product:

New Dial Sugar Cane Husk Scrub Hand Soap is the newest member of the Dial Boutique Collection Hand Soap line, bringing luxury to your hand washing experience.  With an indulgent scent inspired by freshly cut Sugar Can, this premium formula with gentle micro scrubbers cleanses deeply while moisturizing and smoothing skin.

Win It!  One lucky winner will be receiving a coupon to try this product out for yourself.  Enter below.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash

(Disclosure:  I received this product in order to facilitate my review.  All opinions shared are my own.)

I love body washes.  If you look under my sink you will find tons of bottles of different fragrances of body wash.  When I received the Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash, I was giddy.  I absolutely love this body wash.  I can feel my skin getting moisturized as I am washing.  My skin feels soft and smooth.  The fragrance, I noticed, has an oil-like scent to it but it is not a bad scent.  It is just different than I normally buy.  This is probably one of the only soaps that I can shave my legs with and my legs feel really smooth.  I love it.  This is a body wash that I will buy again for that reason alone!!

About the product:

Experience the feeling of beautifully soft skin with Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash.  Infused with caring Marula Oil and formulated with Mirco oil Technology, this restoring body wash's rich, clean-rinsing lather leaves skin feeling clean, soft, and smooth.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Jump Rope for Heart

How many of you remember doing Jump Rope for Heart as a child.  I remember it being a day full of jump ropes and hula hoops and lots of fun.  Never in my life did I think that it would mean more to me.  As most of you may know, 3 years ago I was diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy.  In English: I have heart disease.  I was devastated when I got the diagnosis.  I was only 30.  I have 3 young boys who need  healthy mom to chase them around and play with them.  Not a sick mom who has to take a bunch of medicine and can't do anything. About a year later I had an ICD implanted in my chest since I am at greater risk of cardiac arrest.  Now, I am emotionally better with the diagnosis, time to time, I have my pity party and my Why Me days but for the most part I am living life and enjoying every moment I have with my family.  There are days where I can only play ball with my kids for just a few minutes before getting tired and other days I can play all day long.  It's tough to explain to three active boys that "mommy is tired today".   I take nothing for granted!

My children are doing a fundraiser at school.  Now, I know that all school aged kids do multiple fundraisers throughout the year and everyone hits everyone up to help out. You know, the overpriced cookie dough and wrapping paper.   I don't participate in them for that reason.  I have 3 children and fundraisers get expensive.  Since they are doing Jump Rope for Heart though and the money raised goes to the American Heart Association I am asking for sponsors for them.  The money raised helps children who have heart issues.  I know that I am going to have to have my children be tested for this same disease soon and I would be devastated to know that they inherited it (and am praying hard they don't get it)  but knowing that there is support out there and technology and medical advances are getting better and better makes it somewhat okay.

So I am asking my readers if they would be willing to donate a few bucks to a great cause.  I made each of my children a small reachable goal.   If you don't want to, no hurt feelings it's all good.  If anything, research Heart Disease.  It isn't only for the unhealthy or elderly.  Children can get it too!

Here are there donation pages:


What is your favorite way to keep your children active and healthy?

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Family Christian $25 giveaway

(Disclosure:  I received the book mentioned below in order to facilitate my review.  All opinions shared are my own.)

About two years ago, I got my oldest son an Action Bible for his birthday.  He read the entire thing within a year and we were so proud of him for doing so.  He knows so much about the Bible, it can impress everyone!  A few months ago while walking around a thrift store book section, I stumbled across another Action Bible.  I bought it for my middle son and he has been reading it everyday.  My youngest son has wanted one, and I have been searching endlessly for one on sale so that he could have one of his own.  Then God provided!  He always does.  I was given the opportunity to receive one for review!  I literally shout "Yes!" when I got the email saying I was one of the bloggers chosen for this. My boys are into comic books and cartoon strips so they all love this.  The Action Bible is full of stories from the Bible put into comic strip.  The artwork in this Bible amazes me.  Every page is so full of colorful details.  Some of the images are a little graphic but I think they are okay if you talk with your children about it.  The books, chapters, and verses are not listed in this like Bible form but these go through the Bible in story like form.  

About the book:
The Action Bible presents 215 fast-faced narratives in chronological order, making ti easier to follow the Bible's historical flow and reinforcing the build-up to its thrilling climax.  The stories in The Action Bible communicate clearly and forcefully to contemporary readers.  This compelling blend of clear writing plus dramatic imagery offers an appeal that crosses all age boundaries.

You can purchase The Action Bible at Family Christian stores and online.

Now comes the fun part.  One of my lucky readers will receive a $25 certificate to Family Christian so you can purchase this for yourself or get another awesome product from their site.  Just enter below on the rafflecopter form!

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