Freebies of the Day!

I was looking around and saw some great freebies, so thought I would post them for you!

Canvas People
I love this offer and did it myself! Canvas People are still offering your choice of a free 8x10 canvas print OR $50 towards any size! It's an awesome deal and the prints turn out great!

I posted this one the other day because I have so much jewelry sitting around that I never use. Sign up here to get a free packet from Cash4Gold.com. I've heard great things about their services. Just click the picture above to sign up for your free packet.

Chili's Free Chips and Queso
I love the Chips and Queso at Chilis, so you know I had to post this one. :) Just sign up for their newsletter and get a coupon for a free Chips and Queso appetizer!

Kodak Gallery
I just recently did their free magnet promo and it turned out awesome! Right now the new Kodak promo is for a free collage poster! This won't last long, so get yours today!


Groupon Deal: $2 for a Fandango Movie Ticket Sold Out!

Sold Out!

Wow, here’s an awesome, awesome Groupon deal for all you movie lovers out there!  Head on over here to score a Fandango Movie ticket for ONLY $2 ($12 value)!  This is one *HOT* deal so be sure to snag it while you can!
Fine Print:
Expires Apr 20, 2012. Limit 2 per person. Online redemption only. No cash back except as required by law. Subject to Fandango’s terms and conditions and purchase policy.

* Please note – Only valid recipients of Groupon email offer are permitted to purchase.


Free Half-Gallon of Tea At Chick-Fil-A (Greater Atlanta Area)

I love Chick-Fil-A, so I had to share this with you. From August 1-13th, Chick-Fil-A will be holding it's Great Tea Giveaway Event! Just click HERE to set up your reservation to get your tea! Then, they will send you a confirmation email with a certificate to print out. Bring it, along with your ID on the date you selected and get your FREE tea! You can choose sweet or unsweetened tea. :) Isn't that awesome?! We need all the help we can get beating the heat in August here in Georgia! Phew!


Cablemover.com Review & &25 Home Depot E-Gift Card (US Only)

Lisa Laporta
We are in the process of moving and, after being in our current house for 2 years now, I'd forgotten what a pain it can be. We haven't even gotten into moving big furniture yet. That's next weekend. Right now we are just trying to get all of our services switched over- gas, electric, cable, internet, etc. We've had some issues arise. We are moving to a cabin... in the middle of nowhere, which means it's been quite difficult finding cable and internet companies for that area. You won't believe how frustrated and stressed I have been this week.

Then I realized I didn't need to be stressed. Recommended by HGTV's Lisa Laporta and tech guru David Gregg, Cablemover.com is your one-stop shop for moving technology into your new home. It not only helps you find cable TV, phone and internet in your new area, but also helps you find deals. All you do is put in your new address and zip code, click, and it automatically does all the work and searching for you!

DaGeDar Racing Game Toys Review & Giveaway

My kids love balls, marbles and any kind of object that rolls and bounces. Easily amused? I wish! It takes something colorful and unique to really hold their attention, something like DaGeDar. Created by the same people who brought us ZhuZhu Pets, DaGeDar is a simple game of speed and skill that is sure to keep kids entertained. The game involves oversized marbles that can be shot with launchers and tracks.

Josiah was so excited when this package arrived, all spray painted and looking cool before we even got into it. He knew it was for him! We received a Two Lane Battle Jump Raceway, Vortex Spinner & Collectible Ball, and a Rapid Fire Power Launcher. We put the Raceway together and started playing. Even my husband had to take some turns. This isn't a simple game of just dropping a ball. No, you learn ways to drop the ball, angle the ball, and must use skill and strategy to get your ball to the end of the track first and to win races. 

My Baby Clothes Boutique Review & &25 Giveaway

Look at the cute Tutus!
I love a great sale and am always trying to save money, but I have one obsession that I've written about in the past... children's boutique clothing. I love unique children's clothing, the Euro look, and cute baby hats. I want them looking handsome and stylish when we go out on the town. I was so excited to be chosen to review clothing from My Baby Clothes Boutique, a wonderful online baby and toddler shop because they have the cutest clothes for amazingly low prices!

About My Baby Clothes Boutique (from website

There is nothing more precious than a little baby girl or boy.  At MyBabyClothes.com we strive to bring you the most fashion forward and unique baby clothes on the web, all at a Guaranteed Lowest Price! Our team searches to find the cutest, most comfortable, and highest quality clothes and accessories available. Our goal is to offer these unique and trendy boutique style clothes at affordable prices. Don't forget to check out some of our cute accessories like baby hats, baby headbands, baby booties, unique baby socks and much more.

My Thoughts

I was seriously like a kid in a candy shop with this store. I was given a $25 gift credit to purchase anything!!
I'm very picky about the clothes I buy, but in this store, I couldn't decide on just one thing. It was so hard. Plus, there were tons of options under $25, which is very unusual for a boutique. I ended up choosing the Good Lad (one of my favorite brands) Black and Khaki Guayaberas Short Set in a size 24 months for Liam (featured to the right). I was surprised how quickly it arrived, too!

The outfit is absolutely adorable. So are the other Good Lad outfits available at My Baby Clothes Boutique. I also loved that they offer a variety of cute gift sets and other gift ideas, including the Baby Aspen Sweet Tee Three Piece Golf Layette Set in Golf Cart Gift Box. Isn't it cute? In addition, they have many personalized items and birthday outfits. I am so addicted to this store!

I guarantee you will be happy with not only the selection of affordable clothing for your children, but also the customer service and quick delivery. I'm so impatient when I order something and was so excited when mine arrived only a few days later. So, are you ready to win your own $25 gift credit to My Baby Clothes Boutique?

This review was made by possible by Mom Spark Media. I received a free product in exchange for my review and my opinions are my own and were not influenced by the sponsor.


Totsy Sale With Bum Cheeks Cloth Diapers & More

I am a huge Totsy fan, especially when they have good sales going on. :) It's the one website I check every night when the new sales go live. Tonight they have the cutest cloth diapers I've never seen before called Bum Cheeks. There are cute designs for girls and boys, but my favorite is The Very Hungry Caterpillar print cloth diaper! Love it! All of the designs are at least 50% off!

Also on sale tonight are Sesame Street clothing with lots of Elmo (Liam's favorite!), Packit (freeze and go packs invented by a fellow Mommy blogger), and very cute clothing.


Kodak FREE Collage Poster!


I just found out about this awesome new offer from Kodak! They are offering free collage posters and you only have to pay for shipping! I love their photo deals and this one would make a great gift for someone. I'll be making mine tonight. Hurry and get yours! I'm not sure how long this will last!

Click HERE to get your free photo collage poster!

Tech Attack: iPad 2 Giveaway Event

I'm loving all of the Back To School giveaways and events going on right now, so I've jumped on the bandwagon! My husband recently got an iPad 2 and he absolutely loves it. All of the features are amazing and it's so much fun to play around with. I'm amazed that he actually gets any work done each day with the iPad sitting on his desk just waiting for him to turn it on. I want one!

Do you want an iPad2, too? I bet you do!! Who wouldn't? Children Teaching Mama has teamed up with 19 other bloggers to give our readers a chance to win an iPad2! What??

I said, WE'RE GIVING AWAY AN IPAD 2 (and a Smart Cover)!!!!!


&150 Cool Cash Paypal Credit Giveaway World-Wide

It's almost time to head back to school! And that means spending all your hard earned cash for back to school items!

How about winning some CASH!? How about $150! That would help out with your back to school needs!

I teamed up with a few other amazing blogs who want to be able to bring their readers bigger and better giveaways.

Here are the sponsors so far, more to come:


Educational Sale At Poshling.com Until 8pm

I meant to announce this the other day and totally forgot!! Poshling.com, one of my favorite daily deal sites, still has the deals going on today until 8pm, though! The deals:

  • Twin Sisters music, including fun music for the kids! We are big Twin Sisters fans here and feature them often.
  • Learning Books & CDs- Fun educational books teaching mathematics and more.. featuring you favorite characters from Sesame Street
  • Puzzles & Floor Games- This section includes Sesame Street educational workbooks for kids, floor puzzles and memory games!
Josiah is a huge puzzle fan and could be entertained all day with them. Also, the learning books section includes a fun Dinosaur 2-Set Workbook including interesting and gross facts about dinosaurs and  fun songs about dinosaurs!

Click HERE to join Poshling and buy some educational and fun items for the kiddos!!

Bilingual Me Chinese Language Book Review

Teaching my children multiple languages is very important. Did you know many other countries teach their students at least 2 languanges in addition to their native language? Why should the US be any different? I took German in high school and was supposed to teach in China when the unfortunate outbreak of SARS hit. I was so disappointed because I love the culture and language. I'd love for my children to learn Mandarin.

LOYO Pen for Learning Mandarin ChineseBilingual Me, Inc. has some wonderful language development products that help children not only recognize the Chinese symbols, but also helps them learn the translation. Using the LOYO pen with the My First Words Series of books, children can hear the words pronounced in Mandarin, which helps them associate the words with the included symbol and picture. It combines the senses, which is the best way to learn languge, allowing hands-on interaction.


My Thoughts

I opted to review the My First Words Series books which can be read with or without the LOYO pen. As the parent of a 18 month old, it's become very clear lately that his picture books for first words have been the most significant in his language development. Bright colors and pictures completely transfix him and he could stare at the books all day, reciting the words. The My First Words Series books and LOYO penwork on the very same premise- see, hear and memorize. Each book contains 32 pictures, English translation, Pinyon, and rhymes. The eight books contain some of children's favorite topics, including food, animals, transportation, vegetables and fruits, nature, numbers, colors, shapes, and more!
I have to admit, I need the pen. Since I'm horrible at Mandarin pronounciation, I don't dare try, but they can at least recognize the symbols for now. Let's just say proper pronounciation is a must in China. The books are for ages 3-8 years of age and, with the LOYO pen, they can play games and study the words at their own pace. It's a wonderful, wonderful program and I'm sure it works very well with children.

At these ages are the perfect time to start teaching another language. Children completely absorb everything you are teaching them. Josiah still spits out random German words to me just from hearing it over the years. I highly recommend these books and the LOYO pen!

Buy It
You can buy the LOYO pen on Amazon.com for $98.99 or purchase the LOYO pen along with the 8 books in the My First Words Series for only $128.99! A great price considering other language programs cost nearly $500!

This review was written for Biligual Me in conjunction with Living Your Moment. The product was received in return for my honest review.


Hungry Jack Premium Hashbrowns Review & Cooking Kit Giveaway (&25 Value!)

 One of the things we look forward to on the weekends is having a huge breakfast as a family! Eggs, hashbrowns, bacon, biscuits and juice make up a delicious and filling meal for us. During the weekdays, mornings are rushed and we don't have time do sit down and eat like this. I was so excited to receive Hungry Jack Hashbrown Potatoes to review since we love hashbrowns.

About Hungry Jack Hashbrown Potatoes

Hungry Jack Premium Hashbrowns, 4.2-Ounce (Pack of 9)Made from 100 percent Idaho® potatoes, Hungry Jack® Premium Hashbrown Potatoes come fully cooked and seasoned and require no refrigeration. In just four easy steps, you can prepare tasty, restaurant-quality hashbrowns in approximately 15 minutes. With the time saved, you can even sit down with your family to enjoy a special, home-cooked breakfast.

Current Hungry Jack Contest Promotion

Hungry Jack® Premium Hashbrown Potatoes invites you to enter the My Happy Hungry Jack Family Photo Contest contest.

Whether you enjoy your Hungry Jack Premium Hashbrown Potatoes at the breakfast table with your family, out on a family camping adventure or spiced up with extra ingredients for dinner, we want to know! Send a photo of your family enjoying Hungry Jack Premium Hashbrown Potatoes and tell them how you enjoy your hashbrown potatoes with a 100-word or less caption for a chance to win a kitchen makeover shopping spree!

Contest Ends July 31st!

My Thoughts

We received an awesome Hungry Jack package to get started! The kit included samples of the hashbrowns, a skillet, spatula, apron, and some delicious recipe ideas. I couldn't wait to try it all out. Following the directions on the box was very simple. All you do is fill the box with water and let the hashbrowns sit for 12 minutes, which hydrates them. Then, you just get rid of the excess water and fry the hashbrowns to a delicious golden brown.

The consensus at our home was that the Hungry Jack Premium Hashbrowns were out of this world! I've used frozen hashbrowns in the past and they never seem to cook evenly or correctly. These were not only easy to make, but came out tasting like we got them at a restaurant. I love the recipes we received, too, which you can find on the Hungry Jack website. I am very excited to try the Hashbrown Omelet this coming weekend and can tell it will be awesome, too. Oh, I almost forgot to mention that these hashbrowns are gluten-free! That's just another reason to eat them, in my opinion!

This post was written for Family Review Network & Hungry Jack who provided the complimentary product and cooking kit for review in exchange for my honest opinions.

Home Depot Gardening Club with Tips & Coupons

I love being outdoors and gardening, do you? If so, you should sign up for the Home Depot Gardening Club! You'll receive interesting emails, discounts, and much more! Just click HERE to sign up today!

Cool Cups All-Natural Gelatin Free "Jello" Review

There are certain foods we all associate with summertime. Jello just happens to be one of those foods for our family! Every time we go to the grocery store, Josiah immediately points it out and wants to buy some. My problem with Jello isn't the actual taste, which is delicious, but how it's made. Gelatin is made with from the skin, tendons, ligaments and bones of animals. For me, that adds a bit of ick factor. I think about it every time I eat some, but now I know I don't have to!

Cool Cups are an all natural, gelatin free "jello" snack or dessert that is gluten free, fat free, dairy free, GMO free, high in vitamin C and contain no artificial colors or preservatives. It's perfect for kids and adults.

It's 100% vegan and with only 95 calories per serving, it's only a 2 point snack for anyone on weight watchers. Cool Cups come in three flavors at this time, Peach Mango, Black Cherry and Orange.
My Thoughts
I was worried that the kids could taste a difference in the Cool Cups, but not at all! They were just as delicious as other brands and the kids love them! Plus, I can feel good about giving them an all-natural dessert snack that's high in vitamin C and contains no preservatives! Plus it's a gluten-free snack. We watch Liam's foods since he is super-sensitive to products and some foods. Gluten-free is always preferred in our home, but we've had trouble with some of the gluten-free foods not being up to his standards. This was certainly not the case with Cool Cups.
I wish Cool Cups were available at more locations around our area. You can purchase them at Whole Foods for only around $3 for a 4-pack of deliciousness, which is a great deal. Another thing I love about the flavors are that they are different than the usual pre-packaged gelatin snacks. I absolutely love the Black Cherry and am pretty sure I could eat the entire pack in one go, but my kids would probably be very upset with me, to say the least. :)

This post was written for Family Review Network & Cool Cups who provided the complimentary product for review in exchange for my honest opinions.


Get The College Education You've Always Wanted Online at Walden University

I know how quickly life can pass you by, especially when you have children. How many of you have wanted to go to college or to grad school, but just never have the time or money? I know exactly how you feel, but now, more than ever before, there are resources that make a college education possible. Plus, with the economy right now, jobs are becoming not only hard to find, but competitive. WaldenU.edu is an accredited online university with more than 50 degree programs and 225 specializations! With available scholarships, loans, grants, and the ability to take classes online, you can get that education you've always wanted.

Take a look around on-line and check out your options. I'm sure you'll be excited to see what available compared to only 10 years ago! Walden University is a great place to start, so why delay? I never would have been able to attend college or graduate school without my scholarships. Believe me, the scholarships and reputable online schools are there just waiting for you!

Quality Fashionable Scrubs At BlueSkyScrubs.com

My Mom-in-Law is a nurse and I've heard her talk about how hard it is to find quality scrubs that are comfortable! The collection of scrubs at Blue Sky Scrubs is not only comfortable, but fashionable- http://www.blueskyscrubs.com/categories/Scrubs/ . With many styles in different colors, there really is something to fit everyone's personalities. There's no need to wear unflattering set of scrubs at work anymore because you can find stylish designs at Blue Sky Scrubs!

Looking around the website at their nursing uniform scrubs, I was definitely amazed at the wide variety of colors available. As someone who loves the color blue, I was excited to see how many different shades of blue are for sale. Plus, their prices are more than reasonable! I've heard nothing but rave reviews about Blue Sky Scrubs, so check it out and see for yourself. Don't you think it's time to throw out those old, unflattering scrubs and trade up for some stylish and colorful scrubs with personality?

Frecklebox Personalized Gifts Review & &25 Giveaway

When I'm searching for fun and unique gifts for children, I tend to go towards personalized gifts and toys. They are so cute and kids always love getting something with their name, just for them. One of my favorite stores for personalized items for children is Frecklebox! I've wanted to review them since I first started blogging and I finally had a chance. Yay!

About Frecklebox

Frecklebox is on a mission to educate and entertain. So we conceived this here web-based business to offer truly unique, personalized gifts for children at affordable prices. The site makes it quick and easy to customize each item so it prominently features the name of the child who will receive the gift. Our entertaining selection of personalized books, posters, growth charts, journal books, coloring books, stickers, placemats, puzzles, and other personalized items, are designed to delight your children and friends.

My Thoughts

There are so many cute items on Frecklebox that it was really tough to decide what to review. You will find anything from personalized books and bookmarks to piggy banks and growth charts. After much debate and some help from Josiah, we decided on the Fireflies Personalized Lunchbox! It's a metal lunchbox with plenty of room to stash goodies and light enough to take to school for lunch. He was absolutely thrilled to receive his very own lunchbox and got to work immediately hiding his most valued toys (aka army men, cars, and his pirate coins) away from his little brother. There are many other personalized lunchboxes for both girls and boys.

I also received personalized stickers for both of the boys. Liam's stickers have robots and Josiah picked out dinosaurs. Of course, they had to wear them right away and Josiah started sticking them on all of his coloring books. The stickers are so cute and, at only $3.95 a sheet, it's a great price!

Everything was neatly packaged and arrived intact. Also, shipping was quite fast! I'm still a huge Frecklebox fan and know you will love anything you receive! So, ready to win?

Buy It
Purchase a personalized lunchbox today for only $29.95!

Win It


Beanie Designs Handmade Organic Baby Hats Review & Giveaway

When I was a child, I was at the beach all summer. My skin was tanned, my hair was blonde and there was never a worry of burning. My children = the complete opposite. Josiah has red hair. Enough said! Liam shrieks as soon as the sun hits his face. I know we need hats anytime we go outside and, especially, when we go to the beach. That's why I was so excited to review Beanie Designs!

About Beanie Designs

The creator of Beanie Designs was actually taught to crochet by her husband and she has been addicted ever since! You can tell that her designs are more than a hobby! She started as a way to relax, but now she shares her cute baby hats and blanket designs with other Mamas.

Assembled by a team of talented artists in the U.S. and in China they all take great care to create the perfect quality hats for their customers. Each is handmade with 100% organic cotton with love! Every baby hat on the website meets uncompromisingly high standards before arriving on your doorstep.

My Thoughts

Looking at all of the adorable hats, it was seriously difficult to decide on just one design! Beanie Designs offers so many different designs for girls and boys from infant all the way to 10 years. That's a lot of hats! Plus, they are handmade with organic cotton.
I eventually decided on the Brown & Tan Earflap Hat in the Baby Boy Hats category. I love the cute little animal hats and, though Josiah told me he is "growing too big" (I could have cried when he said this) for such things, Liam loves them!

Brown & Tan Earflap Hat
Of course the hat arrived and Josiah told me it was his. I knew this would happen, but I was secretly very happy. Liam has neurofibromatisis, which makes his head much larger than most babies at 18 months. This means Liam and Josiah have about the same size head and they can share the hat! The crocheted hat is absolutely adorable! There's just no other way to put it! The little ears stand up to look just like a little bear cub. Liam crawled around on the floor making animal noises, so it ended up being a great imaginary play toy, too. Who knew?

The hat has already been towed around the house, the car, and on vacation, so we know it is quite sturdy. It will be with us for some time,  I am sure! What I also like about the hat is that it is light-weight. I know this hat is meant for cooler weather, but the other designs would be great for spring and summer. I can't wait to get them all bundled up this fall topped off with the little Brown & Tan Earflap Hat.
Buy It
Purchase the Brown & Tan Earflap Hat for only $28.00!

Win It
One Lucky Reader Will Win Their Choice Of Hat From Beanie Designs!

It's Time For Tea With Tigger! Winnie The Pooh Hits Theaters On Friday July 15th!

Winnie the Pooh is a classic that all of us adults remember and our children love today. I was so excited to hear about the new Pooh movie coming out. Plus, it's as the classic characters... the way Pooh should be! We did Josiah's nursery in classic Pooh!

So, be there for the release on June 15th at theaters around the US!

Top 10 Ways To Make Your On-The-Go Life Easier & More Efficient

There is something to be said about a vacation with two children, especially when you really aren't prepared. That's why we always take time to plan out our trips before they happen. I know you can't predict everything, but at least we can be somewhat ready for anything that comes our way! We just got back from the beach and with each vacation comes an educational lesson of something we did wrong. Phew! Yes, there is always at least one thing we regretted doing or learned to avoid the next time. Without further ado, here's my list of 10 Tips For Making Life Easier & More Efficient While On The Go!

1. Wake Up! Maybe this isn't true for everyone, but I need my cup of coffee or iced latte in the morning! My new fav right now is Seattle's Best. They have an awesome canned Iced Latte that is great for on-the-go. I can keep it in the diaper bag and whip it out in the car while driving down the road! Yum!

 2. Plan It Out- Going on a trip? Take time to plan out a few things and prepare for possibilities. What will the weather be like? Keep in mind possible changes in weather like rain or snow. If you make a list of what you need, chances are you will forget much less than usual. lol!

3. Where are we going? I love having a computer. Just take some time to research where you are going, what you and the family would enjoy doing, and go from there! Even if you are just going to a store, what's the best/fastest route?

4. Make Sure You Get Some Sleep! The best thing to do before a day on the go is to get some sleep. I have to get at least 7 hours when traveling. Otherwise, I am not all there and not at my best for driving. The same goes for children. Nothing is worse than a sleepy grouchy kiddo when you have a full day ahead.

 5. Don't Shop Til You Drop! Okay, shopping with children is a chore. No longer are the days when you could shop all day. Eck! Go in the morning (the with kids) or later at night (if they aren't with you) because there will be so many less people! Make a list of what you need, organize those coupons and set out on your mission. It can save so much time!

6. What's More Important! I am a big fan of lists. In addition to the lists of things to pack and things to buy, make your master list of things you need to do for the day. Then, put them in order of importance. This way you can get the essentials out of the way first and do the other things later... or the next day!

7. Don't Forget to Eat! Take a moment to stop and breathe! Get your coffee (Iced Latte!), sandwich, or just something to replenish your system and keep you going. This way you aren't totally exhausted and feeling like you might bite someone's head off... like the poor cashier who can't find the price for your items.

8. Keep the kids entertained! You need to keep the kids happy,but how? Do you have a dvd player in the car? We don't, but if you do, DVDs are a must. We keep our Yo Gabba Gabba cds in the car and I always pack some toys for the go. They can play with them in the cart at the store and in the car.

9. Have the kids ready in time! I may get a gasp for this, but I have been known to get the kids ready the night before, especially the baby. I give them baths at night and, for Liam, I just dress him in a little one-piece. That way he is ready to go in the morning. One less thing I need to do, for sure! It's harder to do for a toddler, but at least he can get up, brush his teeth, and do some things on his own. :)

10. Get the Grandparents!! When all else fails, call the grandparents. They love their grandkids and you love to let them visit. Admit it, you love it! We all need a break and, let's face it, we get 10x as much done in a day when the kids are somewhere else... even for just a few hours!

I'm sure there are many, many tips I could add to this. They chance every time I go out or on vacation. I think it really depends on the person, the kids, and the family, for sure. Shoot, just last week we learned that it's much better for us to make an 8 hour trip all at once! No stopping halfway for us at a hotel with a strange crib and setting for the baby. None of us got any sleep at all. Never again! LOL! What about you? What are your must-do ways to prepare for a day on the go?

Disclosure: I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Seattle’s Best Coffee blogging program for a gift card worth $30. For more information on how you can participate, click here.

About Seattle’s Best Coffee
As coffee blenders and roasters since 1970, we’ve seen a lot come and go. We went from a tiny shop on the Seattle waterfront to being declared Seattle’s Best Coffee in a local competition. In 2003, we joined the Starbucks family which has allowed us to place more resources into further honing our special way of crafting delicious, impossibly smooth coffee. Every step of the process, from coffee cherry to your cup, is managed to fit our exacting standards and our premium approach to coffee. Now, we’re making it easier to find your perfect coffee with our new Level System.

    Nielson Home - Want to Start Reviewing Products & Get Paid?

    Nielson is a well-known world-wide company picking households to review products, try out restaurants, stores, etc. I've wanted to work with them for a while now. This will fill up very quickly, so put in your info and see if you qualify! Apparently they aren't hiring in our area. :( Click HERE to see if you qualify! Let me know if you do.

    It's Christmas in July With Storkie.com

    Before I had children, I still enjoyed sending out Christmas cards, but in a different way. I loved sitting down in front of the tv while addressing all of the cards with Christmas greetings and such, but I didn't care much about the quality of the card or what it looked like. I'd just buy whatever was cheapest and looked decent. lol! Sad, but true. I thought it would be silly to send out photo cards and things like that when there were no children, right? Plus, I was on a budget and had no idea I could get much better cards for about the same prices!

    Now that I have kids, each Christmas brings about a new hunt to find the perfect and unique Christmas cards for our family. I now love photo cards and see our Christmas cards as a time to reacquaint family members with our quickly growing boys. Along with pictures of the boys, I include details about their year and all they've accomplished and the fun they've had. I have to admit, it's one of those fun things I look forward to during the holiday season. There is something about sending out Christmas cards that just really gets me in the spirit of the season. Plus, our friends and family absolutely love getting cards with a story! It's especially nice for friends and family we don't get to see very often.

    I've found it's never too early to start looking for Christmas cards. What's worse than waiting until the last minute and not having enough time to mail them out? I've done that before. Looking around Storkie.com, I saw what a wide variety of cards they offer, including modern prints, photo cards, and more.

    If you are looking for unique Christmas cards with that extra flair, I highly recommend Storkie.com! Just take a look at their selection and see for yourself. Find that perfect Christmas card that will have friends and relatives talking for months afterwards!

    Savemore.com Daily Deals $11 Freebie Today

     SaveMore.com is offering up an $11 voucher to AlwaysFits.com (they sell creative and unique gifts) for ONLY $5 (note that the value of the voucher may also be applied towards shipping). You’ll find this offer in the National Online Deal listed in the upper right sidebar. Even better, SaveMore.com is still offering up a FREE $10 credit whenever you go here and sign up for a new account! That means that the $11 voucher to AlwaysFits.com will be totally FREE with your $10 new member sign up credit! And AlwaysFits.com has quite a few items priced under $11, so FREE with the voucher! You can also buy a $25 voucher for $12, which, with your $10 credit for signing up would be only $2! Totally worth it for these very cute items on there!

    Fine Print: Expires October 15, 2011. Shipping not included in voucher, but value of the voucher may be applied towards shipping costs. Redeem online at AlwaysFits.com. Limit one voucher for yourself or as a gift.


    Time To Enter The Parent's Choice Infant Formula Savings Sweepstakes

    This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of PBM Products for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

    As parents, many of us know how important the right formula can be. I know we had to try several with Liam until we found the right one. Plus, it can be super expensive. Did you know Wal-Mart has been providing many parents an infants Parent's Choice Infant Formula for 13 years? They want to help parents save money while providing a quality product for your growing infant.

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    Happy Anniversary Diaper Safari!

    Diaper Safari is celebrating 11 successful years in business this year!  Diaper Safari has been a staple in the cloth diaper industry; they started well before the cloth diaper 21st century “buzz” started.

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    Time to Visit Virginia Beach

    The weather is scorching, the air is heavy and humid, and the mosquitoes are out here in the south. We know it's summer and it's definitely time for a break. We just got back from our visit to the beach, but it's getting a bit boring. I'm ready to go somewhere new, try something different! I have wanted to go to Virginia Beach for a while now and I'm wondering why I haven't. Doing a bit of research, I've come up with my top 10 reasons you would want to visit Virginia Beach!

    1. Go fish! Enjoy fishing? You definitely want to experience fishing at Virginia Beach. Why? The wide variety of fish in the area means something totally different and unexpected. Plus, the Chesapeake Bay area is unbelievably beautiful.

    2. Get some fresh air! Virginia Beach is peaceful and beautiful. Take time to walk along the beach, check out the state parks, and you'll absolutely want to check out the wildlife trails.

    3. Events- There are always things going on, which means never a dull moment in Virginia Beach. For example, the Family Great Adventure Series spans during summer with fun events scheduled, such as Christmas in July.

    4. Do I hear wedding bells? I've been to weddings at the beach and they are, by far, the most beautiful and romantic ways to go. I wish my husband and I did that! Plan a Virginia Beach wedding for a laid back, beautiful wedding in a natural setting.

    5. Watersports! Spend some time on the beach! Enjoy parasailing, tanning, and, my favorite, surfing! I have heard the waves are awesome for surfing there. That's one of the reasons I'd love to go.

    6. History lessons! I love being able to combine education with a vacation. Virginia is filled with history! Explore lighthouses, the Adam Thoroughgood House, state parks, and much, much more! You can even stop at historical locations on your way there.

    7.Shop Around! Don't like sitting on the beach all day? Well, there is reason to get up and go! The shops are booming and ready for you to spend some money. You will find malls, boutique malls, antique shops, and other speciality shops in the area.

    8. Kid friendly.. Nothing is worse than going somewhere that has nothing for kids to do. It's pretty much a downer for everything. Well, there really is something for everyone at Virginia Beach. The kids will never be bored. Take them parasailing on the beach, let them body surf the waves, the Virginia Aquarium, Amusement parks and much more. There is so much to explore and something new every year.

    9. Golfing! Do you love to golf? I'm talking about pristine golfing area at Virginia Beach! Many public and private golf courses are around the area, so don't forget your clubs!

    10. Horseback Riding! I love riding on horses, but riding on the beach is a completely different experience. Take a ride along the beach at sunset, relax, and take it all in. You will be amazed at how much fun you have.

    So, are you ready to pack up your bags? Click on the link below to start planning that vacation. I know you deserve it! Let's go!

    About Virgina Beach
    Virginia Beach entices visitors to “Live the Life” year-round! Located in the southeastern corner of the state, Virginia Beach is four hours southeast of D.C. by car and within a day’s drive or less from two-thirds of the U.S. population. For visitor information, call 1-800-VA-BEACH (800/822-3224) or visit www.VisitVirginiaBeach.com for online trip planning. For media information and digital images, click on www.VisitVirginiaBeach.com/pressroom. Please
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    I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Virginia Beach Tourism blogging program, for a gift card worth $40. For more information on how you can participate, click here.

    FREE 1-Year Subscription to Disney's Family Fun Magazine

    I already get this magazine, but wanted to share this deal with everyone else. It's an awesome magazine and you can get it for free. Are you a member of Tippr? It's a daily deals site. Well, if you aren't, sign up and receive a $5 credit. Then, use your $5 credit to purchase your subscription to Disney Family Fun Magazine. It's totally FREE! You can't beat that.

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    Awesome Groupon Deal Today - $15 For A $30 Hasbro Gift Code

    I just saw this posted on DSM and had to tell you! Groupon's daily deal for the Ft. Lauderdale area is a $30 Hasbro gift code for only $15!! Plus, there is no expiration date, which means wait to score your free shipping. This is a great deal and will help you save $$ during the holidays! 

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    Fotobounce Digital Photo Management Application Review

    I've always enjoyed taking photographs, even before digital cameras! Now that I have children, I snap photos every single day and they add up so quickly. If I don't upload them onto my computer quickly, I easily get overwhelmed with everything and it's just frustrating. In addition, I love showing off pictures of my kids to family and friends through social media websites. This is why I was so excited to learn more about Fotobounce because they offer a solution to the endless clutter of digital photos, can work with social media sites, and keep your privacy in tact!

    With Fotobounce, you can not only organize photos in one place with easy access, but you can organize them in amazing ways no I've never seen another program do! Once you download their program onto your computer, you can link it up to picture folders on your computer. It also has the ability to link up with your social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr). You can organize your social media site pictures, see and organize your friends' pictures, and share them with each other! Have they tagged you in pictures? You can organize these as well.

    Fotobounce also offers an advanced facial recognition technology I've never seen before! As photos are found or imported, you can individually tag the person(s) in each photo. The face recognition technology then teaches Fotobounce who people are and helps automate the tagging process. No need to go picture by picture like on social media sites to tag others! I've already tested this feature out and it worked amazingly well. The new improved version has made the facial recognition faster and more accurate. I can definitely attest to this because it soared through my pictures, tagging them quickly and accurately. Even when the program wasn't sure if they had the right person, it asked just to be sure!

    What about safety? I know all of you are concerned about internet security and others seeing pictures of your children. Fotobounce takes that extra step to make sure your info and photos are secure. Unlike photo programs by other social networking sites, where they store and use your face data on their own public servers, the Fotobounce recognition data remains local to your own computer and downloaded program. You can customize and organize your pictures just the way you want them and can easily share and access them at any time. Also, you can choose who to add to your network, which means you can easily control who gets to see your pictures, too.

    As a Mama who loves to share pictures of her kids with family members and friends, I want a photo program that can not only keep my photos organized and in one place, but safe and secure. It's nice to know there is somewhere like this existing for parents and photo-lovers! I'm seriously addicted to Fotobounce now.

    Ready to give Fotobounce a try? Click HERE!

    If you'd like to read more about Fotobounce v3.5, just click HERE!

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