Mommy Katie: September 2013

Monday, September 30, 2013

#Giveaway @GortonsSeafood #WickedGoodSeafood Add Gorton's Seafood To Your Menu

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When it comes to dinner time in my house, well we love to keep our options open. We may be land locked here in the Texas Panhandle, but in my house, we love our seafood! Now, when I go shopping for items to cook for dinner, I am picky. I want to serve my family food that not only will the kids like, but also food that we can all enjoy and that provides healthy options for everyone. Like when we are planning on having seafood for dinner, we know that we are not going to be able to get that fresh seaside fish, but I also know that I do not have to sacrifice taste when we get the frozen seafood. One brand of seafood that I can remember eating when I was a kid, and that I enjoy sharing with my own kids is Gorton's. I mean, not only can we get the kids those fish sticks that they enjoy, but we can also find a great variety of other fish from the grilled fillets to the bear battered fish, that my husband and I enjoy. In fact, we can even get some great shrimp and even clams if I want from the Gorton's Seafood family of products. Knowing that I can get the seafood we are craving from a brand that we have trusted and that our parents trusted and so on, is very comforting and satisfying. Recently I was sent a gift pack filled with goodies, that included a really neat Gorton's Seafood branded ship wheel key chain, to some coupons to use towards some purchases of Gorton's Seafood and some great recipes to go along with the products I purchase! One of the things that really stood out for my husband and my kids was the Fish Sandwich BLT. We found that making some fish sandwiches made for a great lunch over the weekend.

Then with the kids favorite, the Tilapia Fish Sticks, we found that putting some of these in the oven on a busy weekday night, was the way to go. I mean, when I serve the fish sticks, I can put them in the oven, prepare some great sides, then bam, dinner is ready and not only does it not take a whole lot of time, but my family can eat a great, tasty meal. With the Tilapia Fish Sticks from Gorton's, I know that there is no MSG and that my family is also getting all natural Omega-3's!

I also like that the fish sticks are bigger than others and we all like the extra crunch you get with every bite! Well to help with dinner at your house, the wonderful people from Gorton's would like to give one of my amazing readers a prize pack filled with some great gifts from Gorton's Seafood!! Also now through October 18th, you can enter the Gorton's Wicked Seafood Sweepstakes and dont forget to get your coupons as well!


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#Giveaway Dinning With Kids Top 25 From Restaurant.com

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With 3 kids, all under the age of 10, dinning out can be a challenge. We find that taking the kids out, not only gives us a chance to enjoy a meal not served at home with the family, but it also gives my kids the chance to practice their manners. We have found that there are restaurants that are family friendly and also ones that you should probably not take young children to, so when we do come across a restaurant that is kid friendly, we mark it down for future reference. Another thing that I like to do, like for when we go out of town, is find reviews and guides that inform others on what restaurants are kid friendly in the areas we might vacation to. I also know that like many other parents out there, I am not the only one who searches for those restaurants. Recently, Restaurant.com released a great infographic for parents. I liked it for my own reference, like knowing that other parents think like I do when it comes to why we enjoy dinning out. For one, I like knowing that 74% like dinning out for the conversation. I mean, we talk at the dinner table, and it seems that when we dine out, my kids do try to be more polite and their conversations are more grown up. My kids also seem to be more daring when it comes to trying new foods, compared to what they are willing to try when I or my husband cook, and in the infographic, 54% of parents agree! The infographic I posted below is based on the answers of 988 men and women's answers during a dinning out with kids survey.

To help parents like myself and others, Restaurant.com has come up with a great list of restaurants in different areas that are not only kid friendly, but also cater to kids! 

Below is Restaurant.com’s list of their Top 25 Kid-Friendly Restaurants*: 
TGI Friday’s- Greenville, SC 
Carrie Cerino’s Ristorante & Party Center North Royalton, OH 
BB King’s Restaurant & Blues Club- Orlando, FL 
Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue- Elk Grove Village, IL 
Vazzy’s Cucina- Shelton, CT  
Yogurtini- Overland Park, KS 
Harvest Grill- Coon Rapids, MN 
Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt- Rock Hill, SC 
Estela’s Mexican Restaurant- New Port Richey, FL 
Wolfgang Puck Bistro at Macy’s South Coast Plaza- Costa Mesa, CA 
Lakeshore Grill at Macy’s Southdale- Edina, MN 
My Big Fat Greek Restaurant at Chandler Mall- Chandler, AZ 
Thirsty Marlin Largo Grill and Bar- Largo, FL 
Greenbrier Restaurant- Gatlinburg, TN 
Anna’s Pizzeria- Apex, NC 
Pittsburgh Steak Co.- Pittsburg, PA 
Ground Round Grill & Bar- Bangor, ME 
Horton’s Seafood- East Providence, RI 
Shula’s America’s Steak House- Center Valley, PA 
Barn and Company- Chicago, IL 
Harmon Brewery and Eatery- Tacoma, WA 
Seaside Grill- Pompano Beach, FL 
La Parrilla Suiza- Mesa, AZ 
Magic Time Machine- Dallas, TX 
Woodfire Restaurant- Severna Park, MD

Aside from the resources that I was provided from Restaurant.com, I also like that when I go to Restaurant.com, I can find some amazing deals. Like when I find a gift certificate for $25, I can get it for $10, or when I am looking for a certificate worth $10, I only have to pay $4. Which all together, makes Restaurant.com, my first stop for when we go out to eat with the kids! Well to help my readers out with their dinning needs, the wonderful people from Restaurant.com are going to give one of my amazing readers a $25 gift card!

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#Giveaway Flipeez Interactive Kids Hats

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The fall season is upon us, and for me, I know that it is time to go out and get the products that my kids will be needing so they can stay warm. On the list of items for the kids, are the hats. I like to get my kids new hats each year that they can wear when they are outside. When it comes to the hats that keep their heads warm, I know that there are also trends to look for. One of the things that I have noticed when it comes to those hats it the character hats. Not only do the hats have cute animals and monsters on them these days, but they also have parts that drape over the ears, so that the hats not only keep your child's head warm, but they also keep the ears warm. Well, while I was looking around I remembered a specific hat that my kids have been going on about called Flipeez. Flipeez are not only a fleece hat that keeps kids heads warm, and also come in several characters for kids to choose from, but they are also interactive. Recently, I was sent a couple of the Flipeez to review and check out for myself. For me, the interactive part was what I really found to be the key with these hats. I mean, when the kids squeeze on the little puff ball on the tassle, either the ears, tails, or arms pop up, which is really cute when they are on your kids heads!

I found that with Halloween coming up, and the cooler weather upon us, these Flipeez hats can really come in handy when planning the costume and for keeping heads warm while the kids are out trick or treating! There are several great characters to choose from, from the adorable animals to the silly monster, and another plus is, they are a one size fits all! Which for me and many other parents, is a huge plus, so I am not having to play a guessing game when ordering, and they can be worn next year as well even if the kids have grown another foot, lol! Well, to help with keeping those heads warm this Fall as well as help with what to do to keep the kids warm while trick or treating and what costume you will go with, the wonderful people from Flipeez would like to give one of my amazing reader their own Flipeez!

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

#ad @Discover Saving Money This Season With Discover

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Like many moms out there, I am a mom who is constantly on the go. From taking and picking up the kids from school, to grocery shopping, cleaning, running household errands then taking the kids around to their after school activities and even planning play dates for Wyatt in there. With the Fall season officially upon us, I have found that there is no pause button, I mean, it was just a couple of months ago that I was out doing all of the back to school shopping for the kids, now I have to go out and stock up on all of the clothes for the cooler weather for the entire family. Aside from that, there are the grocery bills and gas that I use weekly, and with the holidays quickly approaching, I know that many parents out there, feel as if they can not seem to get a break. Well, I have learned, being on a budget, that there are certain things that can be done to help make things run smoother when it comes to the money we spend. For example, when I know I will be out for most of the day, then picking the kids up from school when it is time, I plan to pack away snacks and even lunch for Wyatt and I in the diaper bag, That way, instead of spending more money on fast food, I can save that money for other expenses. Also when the kids get out of school and we are headed to practice, I do not have to stop at a convenience store and spend more money on snacks. I try to keep on top of those things, especially when I am at a Dr's office, instead of putting money into the vending machine, I can pull out a snack container of much healthier food from home, and satisfy, Wyatt's or my own hunger.

Then there comes the issue that a lot of us face, the whole issue on gas. I mean, we need it when we are driving around town, and even with the little discounts that some competitive gas stations offer, the prices are still quite high. That is why, with us being on a budget, I try everything to save money, even when it comes to saving money on the gas we use. I have found that even some of the local grocery stores, which have pumps outside, have some great ways to save on gas. Like my neighborhood grocer, when I spend so much in store, I get a discount at the pump, which I take full advantage of. Also, arranging car pools for the kids when I can, is also something I look forward to. Another thing that I do, when I know I have to go across town, is make a list of everything I might have to do on the other side of town, and get it all done at once. Like when we schedule Dr's appointments, I try to get everyone in at once, that way I am not making more than one trip to that part of town if I do not have to!

Being the frugal mom that I am, I look into every possible saving method I can find. Like, aside from the coupons that I get and collect to save money at the stores, I also look into the different credit cards that are out there. I know that years ago, before kids, I did not really care about the different things that came along with a credit card. I just wanted one so I could use it when needed. But with a family, well, things are a lot different. I mean, when my husband decided to go back to school, we knew that we would have to budget and make some sacrifices, but we also knew that we would need to start being more cautious and more aware of what we spent and how we spent. I found right away, that we did not have to sacrifice a whole lot, with using the coupons and savings codes as well as the apps. I also found that getting the credit card that had one of the best cash back offers for its customers, was what we needed. So, when I started looking around, and I found that Discover offers their customers great incentives, like the 5% Cashback Bonus program that its members can get when they enroll for the month of September, I knew that I had found the card for our family. I mean, for the month of September alone, when I look back on all of the expenses, like the school shopping, then the fall wardrobe for the entire family and money spent at the pump as well as our other monthly expenses, knowing that I can earn 5% Cashback Bonus, well that is too good of a deal to pass up. Especially keeping in mind that the 5% that I get back, up to $1,500 on purchases, can be used towards that holiday shopping, which is just around the corner! So if you are a savvy mom or dad, and you are in search of ways that you can save money for your family, then look into becoming a member of the Discover family, and sign up for your Discover Card today, so you can start earning that 5% cash back right away!!
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Friday, September 27, 2013

#Giveaway Snack Time With Del Monte Fruit Bursts Squeezers

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When it comes to snacks after play time, Wyatt is one who always makes sure that I know he is ready for his snack. We enjoy sharing some fresh fruits or vegetables during a snack time, but there are plenty of times, when we are out playing, that keeping fresh fruits and vegetables in the diaper bag, does not always happen. So finding a great snack that is not filled with sugar and that is healthy that both Wyatt and I can enjoy is a something I keep on the lookout for. One thing that Wyatt really enjoys on the go is the pouches. He really likes the different fruit ones that we have found, so when we were sent some of the Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers to review, I was pretty sure that we would enjoy them. I mean, we enjoy sharing the Del Monte fruit cups, so having the pouches, which Wyatt really likes, would make sense. It was pretty clear to me after giving Wyatt that first pouch to try, that we had found a winner to add to our list of favorite snacks!


We found the Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers to be a great snack for these hot Texas days that we have here. They pack away in the diaper bag or lunch bag easily, so not only do they make for a snack that Wyatt and I can enjoy, but the older kids can enjoy them as well when I pack them in their lunches for school! Wyatt has become a pretty big fan of these pouches and when I saw that these little pouches can come in both fruit or fruit and vegetable, they became even more of a must have for me. I also appreciate that with the Fruit Bursts, all of my kids can get 1.5 servings of fruit, and with the Fruit & Veggie they can get 1.5 servings of fruits and veggies! Wyatt has decided that the Del Monte Fruit Burst Squeezers are a new snack of choice for him, and I have decided to keep plenty on hand!

Well, since we have all enjoyed trying out the Del Monte Fruit Bursts in my home, the wonderful people from Del Monte would like to give one of my amazing readers a great prize pack filled with goodies and some of the Del Monte Fruit Bursts Squeezers!

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Why Mommy`s iPhone Needs to Get Insured (Guest Post)


Nowadays, iPhones have become one of the most needed commodities of life especially for mothers. An iPhone is utmost necessary for a mother to maintain contacts with her near and dear ones. Whether a mother is a housewife or a working lady, she requires having a personal phone at any cost. Any sort of damage to her mobile phone can considerably hamper her routine and delay all her tasks. 
Women who are mothers require iPhones for managing their workplace and household simultaneously. They pay bills, buy groceries, contact children, care for her husband via their cell phones only. In case their mobile gets damaged or stolen then it is a great trouble for them. Along with immense financial loss one has to also face a significant amount of inconvenience. After the phone gets stolen or damaged, a mother has no option left apart from worrying about her beloved ones and workplace. Thus iPhone insurance is a must for all mommies. It keeps them relaxed and well-settled.
Nowadays, costs of electronic gadgets are constantly rising. One needs to spend almost a month`s salary for owning a proper multitasking handset like iPhone. Earlier, people were not really into insuring their cell phones because they served for only single purposes of contacting people. But now, mobile phones are used for multiple purposes. They act no less than stalwarts. Any sort of threat caused to the mobile phone can lead to huge losses and great worries to the owners. Hence insuring ones iPhone should be the next best step after one buys it.
The warranty that comes with an iPhone generally lasts for one year or two. The warranty given by the companies is insufficient to cover up the cost of replacement or theft. Hence there is a sure shot need to get the mobile phone insured in order to safeguard the price invested over it. 
The insurance companies render additional amenities to women. They truly understand that how important it is for a mother to keep in touch with her children, thus the companies render brand new iPhones within two days of claim approvals. They make sure that they give best of policies to women in order to relive them from worries. The insurance covers generally protect iPhones against risks like thefts, water damages, fire, terrorist activities, accidents, malicious damages etc. It is very essential to choose carefully and learn all the terms and conditions pre handed. Looking for insurance reviews online and then selecting the best policy as per your need and pocket is always a wise idea so as to get easy and safe insurance for your precious handset.
Defects and operating troubles are also repaired within 48 hours of complain. Insurance companies help users to get the money reimbursed as per the price of the latest iPhone in case of thefts. Another splendid advantage of getting iPhone insured is that the bill generated for the unauthorized calls after the theft shall be tackled by the company only. One is not required to pay any sort of bill for the unauthorized usage. All one needs to do is to inform the company about the theft of the phone as soon as possible. There are thousands of online insurance companies which render reasonably priced insurance covers for iPhones. Thus you need to select carefully before going for one.

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

#Giveaway Choosing The Perfect Bedding For Baby With NoJo

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I adore shopping for baby, whether it is for my own baby or for a baby shower, finding all of the adorable items that baby will be needing can be so much fun. I know there are so many things to be bought, and most have a registry that they set up in order to get those items that they want. Well, I have been working on a baby shower, and trying to find those items that are needed and wanted, can take a lot of work, especially going into the planning not knowing if the baby would be a boy or a girl. I think that one advantage I have is the fact that I have 3 kids, and I know what products and companies are good to go with. And with a baby, there are a lot of products to get. One thing that I have always loved doing, whether it is for my own baby or for a friends, is the nursery. I adore finding those coordinating ensembles, and envisioning what the room will look like with the different sets. Recently I was sent a very adorable bedding set for baby from NoJo. With Wyatt, well he has a couple of the NoJo bedding sets that we have used in his room. It seems that when I see the new sets out, I can right away see them being perfect in the room and on his bed.

Not knowing what the baby for the shower we were planning was going to be, I found that the adorable set from NoJo was perfect. Being a creme color with other neutral colors, along with the adorable animals, we found the NoJo Dreamy Nights 4 Piece Bedding Set, to be the perfect set for the new baby. Once it arrived and we got a good look at it, we realized that the giraffe is the main animal that we had been going with when it came to the other items for the baby shower. The elephant and monkey also make it easy, since there are some really great neutral products like clothes and such, that can coordinate with this set. I have always adored NoJo and even though I knew that I was either going with a boy or a girl themed set in the past, knowing that I can easily find a very adorable neutral theme, makes my love for NoJo even greater! Well to help with your own baby shower and or registry needs, the wonderful people from NoJo would like to give one of my amazing readers a NoJo Infant Bedding Set of their choosing!!!

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Head Out In Style With Baby This Fall With The Chelsea Diaper Bag From Skip Hop

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Fall is officially here, and aside from the cooler weather and the changing leaves, I look forward to the Fall fashion trends. Now I am a mom, and I have a baby who seems to think that if he gets something on his hands, like food and such, he needs to wipe it on my clothes as soon as I am finished getting ready for the day. So, like a lot of moms out there, I end up changing out of the nice clothes that I was wearing and put back on the yoga pants, lol. Well, I may sacrifice some trends when I have Wyatt with me, but I can still accessorize. Like when it comes to the bags I carry. I mean, I am not the type of mom who is going to carry those cutesy character print diaper bags. I did that with my first baby, and I learned that I do not have to sacrifice everything when it comes to style when I have a baby. So I keep my eyes open for those adorable diaper bags, the ones that are not only made to carry all of those items that we moms stuff into our diaper bags, but also made to look good and to keep up with the latest fashion trends. Recently I was sent such a bag, from Skip Hop! I was sent the new Chelsea Diaper Bag to review.

Aside from the fact that this is a bag that is made to go along with the seasons fashions, this is a bag that is made with mom in mind. In fact, I have found that the diaper bags from Skip Hop that I have in my collection of diaper bags, are all made with the everyday mom in mind. This bag has the space I need and then some. For example, there are pockets where I had never thought about pockets being. Giving me the room and storage for all of my mom, and baby needs. Like the strap flap, has a zipper pocket, which is perfect for my keys or phone, and under that is another zipper pocket, then so on! With the black color, I can accessorize with this diaper bag when I am going out with my other mom friends for lunch and shopping, and then head to the park for some play. Once again, I have been shown why I love and adore the products from Skip Hop, and why their diaper bags are a cut above the rest! And if you are a mom, or if you are looking for a great gift to give a new mom, then take a look at the new Chelsea Diaper Bag from Skip Hop!




This was not a paid post and honest/original opinions were used and they are my own. Thank you to the company and/or pr agency who supplied the product for review.
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Finding Those Perfect Halloween Costumes This Year From Costume Express

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Halloween is one of my favorite times of year. I enjoy getting out all of our decorations and setting up a new scene each year in our front yard for everyone to see. Another thing that I have always loved about Halloween is the costumes. I mean, being brought up by actors, I naturally enjoy dressing up, putting on makeup and having fun with it all. Now that I have kids of my own, I not only enjoy dressing myself up, but I enjoy dressing the kids up with the costumes and characters of their choosing. One place that we have shopped at in the past years, as well as this year is CostumeExpress.com. My kids as well as my husband and I, find the selection to be amazing. This year, Robert of course went with the whole Star Wars theme again, and Estrella, my princess, wanted to go with a horrifying zombie theme. With Robert, he had already decided since last year, that this year he would be Darth Vader, so finding that perfect Darth Vader costume for him was easy when we went to Costume Express. In fact, I found a Darth Vader costume that exceeded the expectations that Robert had for this year. I went with the Star Wars Deluxe Darth Vader Light-Up Kids Costume. When Robert saw that the mask lights up, he was in shock. See he has a couple of friends who will also be going with the Star Wars theme again this year, and he is sure that his Darth Vader costume from Costume Express is going to outdo any costumes that his friends show up in this year!

Then for Estrella, my so said princess, she went with the Zombie Girl Tween Costume. I guess with Estrella always being so girly and the diva of the house, Halloween is her way to be a complete opposite character. She had been searching for a good Zombie child costume, and when she saw the Zombie Girl costume at Costume Express, she right away said that she had found what she was looking for. Ever since Estrella was about 4, she has been drawn towards the Dark Side when it comes to Halloween. And with this costume, she has definitely found the dark side of things. The pajamas are perfect for that zombie child roaming lost through the night, during a night of trick or treating! It also came with a headless doll, that Estrella can walk around with, carrying and playing the part of the mindless, evil, child zombie! In all, we were once again blown away with the selection of costumes, and by the fact that we were not only able to find exactly what the kids wanted this year, but the prices are also very parent friendly! So if you are looking for some great costumes to get your family this year, then head on over to Costume Express today!


This was not a paid post and honest/original opinions were used and they are my own. Thank you to the company and/or pr agency who supplied the product for review.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Time To Bring Those Adorable Characters From Tickety Toc Home For Your Tic Tocketeers

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With all of the fun we have been having being VIP Tick Tocketeers, being able to add the new toys available, brought the fun home for us! We loved being able to share the DVD last month with our friends. Recently we were sent a set of some of the new toys from Tickety Toc, which can be found at Toys R Us. Having the adorable twin mini plush, Tommy and Tallulah along with the Talking Tommy and the Floor Puzzle, brings the fun to life for my kids!
My kids love to create and with the Tickety Toc Floor Puzzle, they can enjoy working together, building this great puzzle while enjoying a episode of Tickety Toc. With the Tickety Toc Talking Tommy doll, my kids can sign along to the Tickety Toc theme song as well as listen as Tommy says things that they can recognize from the series! Oh, and lets not forget the adorable and very lovable mini plush dolls, Tommy and Tallulah, which are perfect for snuggling with while they chime in and watch the twins go on adventures with their friends! So, if your kids are fans of the show Tickety Toc then head out to your local Toys R Us today and check out the collection of toys from Tickety Toc! Also, be sure to follow the crew from Tickety Toc on Facebook and Twitter!


This was not a paid post and honest/original opinions were used and they are my own. Thank you to the company and/or pr agency who supplied the product for review.
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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

#Giveaway Start Your Registry Out With Tommee Tippee

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When preparing for the new baby, there is so much that goes through a new parents head. I mean, unless you have been there and done it before, it can all be quite overwhelming, and even us seasoned pros can still get flustered with it all. I have found that having a baby registry for the baby shower is ideal. It not only provides a checklist so you know what you have and what you still need, but is also gives others the chance to get the items that you have chosen for baby. For me, I know that when starting the registry, I have to get the basics, and when I have used Babies R Us for my registries, they help with their own checklists to ensure that I do not miss those basic items. One item that I have gone with in the past, even with the breastfeeding is the bottles, and one company that I adore when it comes to the bottles is Tommee Tippee. With me having to set up a baby shower for a friend, I have found that turning to the brands that I know and have trusted for my own babies to make the whole process a lot easier. Recently I was sent the Tommee Tippee Closer To Nature Added Comfort Starter Set to review. Now I have used the Tommee Tippee bottles for Wyatt, and I adored using them, so when this set came in, I not only found it to be ideal, but I also found that the fact that this set can be found and added to any baby registry at Babies R Us, made it a must have registry and shower item!

With my babies, I have experienced the fussiness due to extra gas, which is also known as Colic, so having bottles that prevent colic ahead of time is what I went with when I was preparing for Wyatt. When I saw that this starter kit is targeted at being anti-colic, I knew that this would have to be a must have item to add to the baby shower. I have found that the bottles from Tommee Tippee are not only parent friendly with the easy to read measurements and sizes as well as easy to clean, but they are also baby friendly. Wyatt found that when he was wanting to start holding his own bottle, the Tommee Tippee bottles were easy for him to grasp. I also enjoyed the nipple design, which made the breast to bottle and back transitions easy on everyone. I was able to leave the house to have my husband or a baby sitter fill up the bottles with my breast milk and feed it to Wyatt, with out any latch issues when it was time to breastfeed again! So I suggest that if you are planning your registry or planning to head to a baby shower, then go to Babies R Us today and pick up the Tommee Tippee Closer To Nature Added Comfort Starter Set! Well, to help my readers with their own baby needs, the wonderful people from Tommee Tippee would like to send one of my amazing readers their own Tommee Tippee Closer To Nature Added Comfort Starter Set!



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This was not a paid post and honest/original opinions were used and they are my own. Thank you to the company and/or pr agency who supplied the product for review.


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Get Your Personalized Banners For Your Next Event At Shindigz

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It seems that there are always events that we are planning or attending, from the school functions, to sports and birthday parties. With my husband, he is president of an amazing club at our local college. His club raises money each school year to assist foster children who age out of the system and are heading to college. They provide hope chests for these kids, with items that a parent might get their kids for their first apartment or dorm. Once a month they set up fundraisers, and there are also events that he has to set up for at the college and around the community. Well, each time they have to set up a stand for any event, the club ends up making a handmade banner to attract attention, but living in the Texas Panhandle, we get a lot of wind, so after a couple of hours outside, the banners end up getting torn and are not legible, which is not good when they are trying to attract attention. Recently I was given the chance to create and review a personalized banner from Shindigz. We have used Shindigz in the past for party supplies and such, but I had never thought about going there to create a banner for my husband's club. When I went on to start the process, I found the set up to be very simple to follow. I mean, I picked my size, then the design, even uploaded the clubs logo, then added in the wording, and bam, we had a custom banner! Once the order was placed, it took about a week to create then ship, so when it arrived it came just in time for the next meeting that my husband held with the club. We were very pleased with the end product. I mean, it truly exceeded our expectations, and with the crisp colors and wording, they are sure to stand out at the next club fair. Also, since the banner is made from vinyl, it is sure to last quite a bit longer than the paper ones and it stands out a whole lot more than the old banners they used. Another huge plus is, say if they want to draw even more attention, they can easily go on and order as many banners as they want, and not use up a whole lot of the clubs money in the process! So if you are planning a celebration, fundraiser or need a banner for any reason, then head on over to Shindigz today!



This was not a paid post and honest/original opinions were used and they are my own. Thank you to the company and/or pr agency who supplied the product for review.

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Monday, September 23, 2013

#Giveaway #Win Get The Sweetest Registry Deal Ever With Babies R Us ($50 Babies R Us Gift Card)

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I find that when it comes to getting ready for baby, and preparing for the baby shower, one thing that has really helped me as well as many other moms out there is having a registry. One of the places that I have used and that I tell others about when they are looking to start a registry is, Babies R Us. I found that when I head to Babies R Us, online or in store, I can get the items I need and want for baby all in one place. When a expecting parent sets up their registry at Babies R Us, not only do they find it to be easy to get all of the things they are looking for in one place, but you also get some amazing deals that come along with the registry.

Right now through November 15, when you create your baby registry at Babies R Us, you can get up to $200 back for the purchases from your registry, through the Sweetest Registry Deal Ever promotion! Moms who sign up will earn 10% back on the purchases made from the registry, up to $200 back, in the form of a gift card 10 weeks after the expected arrival date, giving parents more money to use towards those essentials for baby. Aside from the gift card that you can earn from your registry, I have found that in the past with all of my babies, that when I go online or head to my local Babies R Us, I can get the assistance I might need. Like for when I could not decide on which stroller to go with, or when I was curious about certain items. The customer service representatives online, on the phone and in store are very knowledgeable and friendly, and they know that giving new parents a easy way to shop and add items to their registries is the only way to go! Also, when you head to your local store to to set up your registry, you can get even more perks. Like a welcome package that includes a Baby Registry Planner, which has a full checklist of those essentials needed for baby, invitation cards for family and friends, letting them know about your registry, a coupon for $5 Off $25, samples for great baby products and more! So what are you waiting for? If you are expecting a new baby, and you are overwhelmed by what you will be needing to prepare for baby or for what to tell others to get you at the baby shower, take a deep breath, then head on over to your local Babies R Us or go online, and set up your registry with ease today! Well, to help my readers out with their own baby registry needs, the wonderful people from Babies R Us would like to give one of my amazing readers a $50 gift card! Also check out and follow Babies R Us on Twitter and Facebook!



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