Mommy Katie: October 2014

Friday, October 31, 2014

Beethoven's Treasure Tail on Blu-Ray and DVD


In my house, we enjoy our family movie nights, and with this, finding new movies to add to our collection. Recently we were sent a new, fun, and adventure filled movie when we were sent, Beethoven's Treasure Tail on Blu-Ray to review.

In this movie, you find Beethoven and his trainer, who after a failed movie shoot, head home, to find themselves ending up being stranded in a small village. They soon find that there is more to this village than meets the eyes, when Beethoven befriends a kid from the village and the two of them find a treasure map, which takes them on a treasure hunt! The adventure the two go on, takes them on an adventure to find treasure that brings the entire village together, making Beethoven's Treasure Tail a great movie to bring home and share with your family!



Product received, thank you to Universal Pictures  and the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.
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Plan your Holiday Travel with the 2015 Chevrolet Suburban


With the holiday shopping making its way back into peoples minds, and those holiday plans being made, it is the perfect time to get what is needed in order to make the holiday travel go smoothly this year. As in past years, we have gone over the options available when it comes to the different modes of travel, and for those who will be driving long distances over the holiday season with a family, we found the 2015 Chevy Suburban to be the ideal vehicle to go with this year! To help facilitate my review on the 2015 Chevy Suburban, I was sent one for review.

As a family with kids, I find that when we travel long distances, having the room for everyone to relax and have their own space is ideal, and with the Suburban, that is exactly what we got! When the Chevy Suburban arrived, one of the first things that grabbed my attention was its size, and like most, I put the size with the gas mileage, but I was quickly shown how wrong I was, and that even with vehicles, you should not judge a book by its cover.

Like most, I had always thought that with the bigger vehicles, comes more gas that you end up going through, but once we loaded up with the entire family, plus our luggage and headed out on the road, I was shown right away that with the 2015 Suburban, we can not only get the room we need, but also save on gas! We took our family on a cross country adventure, going about 20 hours in the vehicle each way, and while on our trip, we were in shock to see an amazing average of 22 mpg!!!

The ride was smooth, and aside from the money we were saving on the gas, we also found comfort in the in car entertainment that we were able to use. Having the 3 rows of seating is a huge plus when traveling, but also having 2 drop down screens for the kids to watch as we drove, along with the Wi-Fi headphones that were available, we were not only able to have comfort but also entertainment in place to help make the time go by a lot smoother. Another plus about the in car entertainment was that even as the kids were watching their movies, we could listen to the radio, making it so everyone was happy on this trip!

When it comes to the comfort aspect, the room we found in the Chevy Suburban was heavenly! I mean, in the front as a passenger, I found the leg room to be very comfortable, and with the second row of seats, the passengers not only find that leg room as well, but the isle in the middle helps with keeping siblings who may not want to be sitting too close together, giving them elbow room they need. The open isle was also convenient, giving the third row passengers a easy way to get in and out. Then with the third row of seats, there is not only that room, but just like the rest of the seats, there are cup holders available. And even with a full vehicle, there was still room in the very back to pack in our luggage, leaving the passengers room to relax instead of having luggage in the way.

Other comfort features include the air control we had throughout the vehicle, along with the heated seats that not only the driver and front passenger were able to use, but the second row passengers were able to use as well.


Aside from the comfort aspect, we found the different charging ports available throughout to be a lifesaver! So when the kids were not watching their movies, they could plugin their various devices, with the 12 available charging locations, from the USB ports, and car charger ports, to the outlet that is available which came in handy when charging my laptop, allowing us to keep the kids and even ourselves entertained in a variety of ways! Also, having the ports available throughout the vehicle made it so more than one person could charge their devices at once. And with the Bluetooth, we were able to sync up to 10 devices using the Chevrolet MyLink, giving us hands free control of our phones and other Bluetooth wireless devices!


When it came to the other features, I really liked the keyless start, which made it so in order to start the vehicle, you had to have the keys within the vehicle and in range, and push in the start button while holding the breaks, making the start up a great safety feature, especially with curious kids!

Then with the other features, I really liked the side steps, which only come down when you open the doors, the backup camera, which is a necessity not only while you are driving around for those everyday trips, but also a must have feature with kids. The navigation system, which is really handy, especially while you travel out of town, and having the OnStar available and there to help when you need it, all together, making the 2015 Chevy Suburban, a must have for not only this years holiday travel, but also for a great gift to get for your family this year!

So as you make those plans for holiday travel, be sure to take a look at the 2015 Chevrolet Suburban, not only for style and comfort, but also for the amazing fuel savings you can get!

This was not a paid post. I was given a Chevy Suburban to test drive for two weeks in exchange for the review. All opinions are my own.
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10 ways to get healthy before Christmas (Guest Post)

The summer’s barely over, but the selection boxes and family-sized tubs of Quality Street are already on the supermarket shelves. So, in preparation for all those extra calories and festive excesses, get a head start by shaping up for Santa.

Get to the gym
Nearly three in 10 women and four in 10 men in England are overweight – check out the BMI calculator on www.nhs.uk to see where you stand. And if you’re overweight, there’s still time to take action before you need to pop on the party clothes.

Cut back on the booze
Recommended maximum alcohol intake is 21 units per week for men and 14 units per week for women – and many of us go overboard during this time, so give your liver a rest and cut back in the run up to December.

Stop Smoking
Yes, yes, we know it’s the ‘social smoking’ season, but you can still be sociable without the tar! E-cigarettes offer the satisfaction without the same amount of toxins as regular cigarettes. For a range of exciting flavours from coffee to blueberry, and crazy caramel to gummy bears, visit http://phoenixeliquid.co.uk/

Move more – everyday
Make the most of the daily opportunities to exercise: take the stairs; get off the bus a stop early; or walk your dog (or borrow a neighbour’s if you don’t have your own).

Eat less
Prepare for the inevitable over-indulgence by cutting back on the calories in the run up to Christmas. A woman’s recommended daily calorie intake is 2,000 (source: NHS). For a man this is 2,500. To put this into context, www.huffingtonpost.co.uk highlights how it’s easy to consume up to a whopping 8,000 calories on Christmas Day alone!

Cut back on salt and fat
These are often the hidden ingredients of party food, so cut back in advance – look out for added, artificial ingredients and don’t add salt to your food. Remember, salt and fat are in many day to day foods, including bread, cereals and pizza, and you may not even know they’re there.

Get 5 a day!
Grapes in wine and chocolate-dipped strawberries don’t count! At least five portions of fruit and veg every day - this is a habit worth keeping all year round.

Chill out
Easier said than done, especially at Christmas, which is widely reported as one of the most stressful times of the year! Maybe it’s the cost, the demanding social schedule or the intense, prolonged time with your nearest and dearest. Whatever the cause, check out the special guide to reducing festive stress at www.stress.org.uk

Sleep easy
Sleep is essential to recharge your batteries, re-adjusting your body clock and keeping you energised, but too much or too little sleep could be the sign of an underlying problem. If bedtime is not a relaxing time, you may want to contact one of the UK’s sleep centres – find your nearest at via sleepsociety.org.uk.

Have fun!!!
Most importantly, have fun! Christmas should be a time to enjoy yourself and relax, so who cares if you’re carrying a few extra pounds?


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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

GoodNites* TRU-FIT* Real Underwear: Helping to Take the Anxiety out of Bedwetting

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of GoodNites* TRU-FIT*, all opinions are my own.


When you have kids, you realize that each of them are different, and with that, you learn together along the way. As a mother to 3, I find that the differences with my kids is like night and day, and that having patience can go a long way. Over the years, one thing that each of my kids have had a issue with, is the accidents at night. They might not be every night, but when they do happen, I try to ensure that my kids understand that they are not at fault, and that accidents do happen. I also like to have products on hand, that can help take that anxiety and embarrassment out of the accidents that happen, to help make my kids feel more comfortable and more in control of the issue at hand.

As a parent, I know that bedwetting can happen, and in a recent study conducted by the GoodNites* brand, it’s estimated that 1 in 6 children between the ages of 4-12 in the United States suffer from nocturnal enuresis, more commonly known as bedwetting, so having products on hand that can help keep them dry is my aim!

To help with those night time accidents, we have always found the products from GoodNites* to be very handy. We have found that the products from the GoodNites* line help to keep my kids and their beds dry, even when those accidents do happen. Like many families who have the issue of bedwetting in the home, we want our kids to feel comfortable and not be embarrassed, so when we found out about the new GoodNites* TRU-FIT* underwear, we were excited to give them a try. We were able to find the new GoodNites* TRU-FIT* underwear at our local Target, and in a variety of sizes to choose from for both boys and girls.
One of the things that stood out for me was the fact that they are real underwear. They are cloth, and come in different colors and patterns for both boys and girls. I also found that I not only like that they are real underwear, but they are machine washable! They are very easy to set up for the nighttime, and I can restock on the disposable inserts as needed to help keep my kids dry through the nights.

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To get these underwear ready, all you need to do is take the insert out of the packaging, then put in with the text part facing down. You then tuck the inserts in the inside pocket, and once they are in place they are ready to put on and wear.

I like that with the disposable inserts, that they are super absorbent with the GoodNites* TRU-FIT* provides outstanding leakage protection with a six-layer advanced absorbent technology to help lock in wetness.


Aside from the real underwear look, and that they are machine washable, I like that the disposable inserts are very absorbent, so if there is an accident, my kids can wake with their bedding and clothes being dry, taking that embarrassment and anxiety of bedwetting out of the mix, and making it so that kids can feel more confident when going to bed, and even when the kids have sleepovers with friends!

So if your kids are in need of products that help to keep them dry at night, check out the GoodNites* TRU-FIT*, which you can find for both boys and girls and in a variety of sizes at your local Target, and also be sure that when you head to Target or Target.com right now, so you can get your on pack coupon, where you can get your savings on your purchase, or you can head to the GoodNites* TRU-FIT* site to get your coupon!

Also be sure to join in for the GoodNites* TRU-FIT* #TRUFITTARGET  Twitter Party taking place Wednesday, November 19 from 8:00 – 9:00 AM PST / 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST!




This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of GoodNites* TRU-FIT*.
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#Halloween #Free DIY Fun with TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #TMNT

Are you or your kids Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans? Check out these fun and great DIY treat bags, cupcakes and stencils!






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Worst Case Scenario: Be Prepared For Moving

No matter how seasoned you are in moving to a new place, you can never be too prepared. There are plenty of things you need to think about even before you start moving, so it is advisable to be prepared weeks or even months in advance. You might even want to place some of your furniture in a storage in West Los Angeles to minimize your clutter. So, before you start your life in your new home, first you have to prepare your big move.

Here are some tips that will prepare you for moving:

Sort your items. Moving into a new place and starting anew is a good way to get rid of junk that you have accumulated through the years. At least two months before moving, start segregating your items. Throw away things that have no use, donate useable items that you no longer need, and eliminate all the clutter that you have.

Prepare packing and labelling supplies. Packing and moving go hand-in-hand and you have to spend plenty of time packing, especially if you have a lot of items. Prepare packaging and labelling supplies such as tape, boxes, plastic, bubble wrap, and a permanent marker. Contact your moving company, as they may be able to provide you with these items at a lower cost.

Separate your valuables. When packing your items, make sure to separate your valuable items from the rest of the objects that will be transported to your new home. If you have a safe, it is better to transport your valuables yourself rather than tossing them in with the rest of your items.

Choose your mover. Make arrangements with your chosen mover one month before your scheduled move. Choose a company with a good reputation and make sure that you give the correct address, moving date and time, and other important details that your mover needs to know.

Start packing. Start packing the items that you don’t use often. This will leave you enough time to carefully pack all your items before moving. Don’t forget to clearly label all boxes, so that you know where each item is when you get to your new house. You may also want to pack by room, so it is easier to arrange items in your new house.

Verify the moving truck. When the moving truck arrives at your place, check the USDOT (United States Department of Transportation) number located on the side of the truck. See that the number matches the one that is placed on the receipt the moving company gave you. You can never be too careful of scammers.

With these few tips for moving, you will have a smoother experience from the start to the finish. It may be easier to get help from friends and family when packing your items. As soon as your items arrive in your new place, be sure to inspect all of the boxes and furniture to ensure that everything arrived in good condition. It’s helpful to have a checklist, too. Happy moving!




Do You Need To Protect Yourself From The Winter Sun? (Guest Post)

During the hot summer months, most of us know that it’s time to wear sunglasses, lather on sunscreen, and wear a hat when we go outside. But what about during winter? Unfortunately, some people take less precaution under the winter sun. The winter sun can be just as damaging and you also need protection. So, it’s time to ask yourself “What is the best natural sunscreen?”

Dangers of the winter sun
The winter sun has two types of radiation that are dangerous – ultraviolet-A and ultraviolet-B. You also must know that ultraviolet rays are even more damaging in regions where there is snow, as the UV rays are reflected off them. In alpine regions and those that are higher than 1,000 feet above sea level, the amount of ultraviolet rays that reach the surface of the earth increases by 5%. This is why the winter sun can be more damaging than the summer sun.

UVA and UVB
UVA rays are able to penetrate our skin and cause wrinkles. This type is less dangerous than UVB, but it is more prevalent, as it accounts for 95% of the UV radiation that reaches the surface of the Earth. UVA penetrates the skin deeper and can be responsible for developing skin cancer or contributing to it. When tanning, outdoors or indoors, UVA penetrates the skin and damages the DNA.

UVB rays are those that cause reddening of the skin and sunburns, as they damage the superficial layers of the skin. Like UVA, UVB also contributes in developing cancer of the skin. Though present all year, UVB rays are most damaging between 10 am and 4 pm. It causes more damage when reflected on surfaces such as ice and snow.

Damages caused by the winter sun
Sunburn is the most obvious damage caused by the winter sun. Since the ultraviolet rays are reflected on snow or ice, sunburn may occur on unusual places including the ears and under the chin. As said earlier, the ultraviolet radiation is capable of damaging our DNA, and in some cases, the damages that are done cannot be repaired by our system. This causes advanced skin aging that can lead to cancer.

The winter sun can also affect the eyes. Since your eyes are subjected to twice as much ultraviolet light during winter because of the reflective surfaces, the surface of the eyes can be damaged. In addition, the cornea and the lens of your eyes are in danger as well.

Protection from the winter sun
There are several things you can do to protect yourself from the winter sun. Apply sunscreen that has at least 30 SPF and reapply every few hours, especially when you are doing activities outdoors. You can also wear protective clothing such as a wide-brimmed hat to cover more areas of your face. In addition, invest in sun protection clothing that will prevent your skin from being penetrated by harmful rays. If you are into winter sports, make sure that you wear protective sunglasses that can block off ultraviolet rays.



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Finding Discounts on Prints

My family have just moved and we’ve been looking for a few great art pieces that weren’t too expensive, but still went above the usual Ikea type print that you see in everyone’s home.

RockPaperPhoto.com is in my opinion, amazing.  Their collections range from Sports memorabilia to Music and Movie icons.  The prints aren’t just anything off the shelf, they are captured from some of the Globe’s most amazing and experience artists - people who actually spent time or knew the icon.

First things first - the husbands man cave needed a touch up.  He’s a huge Lebron James fan and we came across this print http://www.rockpaperphoto.com/lebron-james-by-justin-jay - We’re certainly not art aficionados, but Rock Paper Photo gives a great background on the photographer, who they are, where they’re from and what relationship they had with the person they're taking the picture of.  It really is amazing, and gives a good talking point when having friends over :).

The price is justified.  The print cost $600, which is of course expensive, but for an original that you’re going to keep forever, it’s a great investment.  However - that’s not to say you shouldn’t look at getting a discount.

Rockpapershop like a lot of other sites, offers discounts, seasonal deals - and isn’t opposed to the regular discount coupons.

I did some research on the company and after a lot of digging found clicksnm.com, an awesome deal site, similar to things like RetailMeNot, but I found their selections and broader scope of deals was a lot better.

I found the rock paper photo discount code online and it offered something in the range of a 10% discount, which for a $600 print is pretty huge.  They also have various offers such as free delivery etc.

They also offer specific artist discounts, i.e I’d seen a Madonna photo from 1982 when she started her career for $1,000.  A little out of my budget but I’m hoping it will be there when I return, as this picture is going up on my wall of choice - not the man cave :).



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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Put Your Paws Up with the Cat Paw! for National Cat Day

Tomorrow is National Cat Day, and aside from spoiling our Nala on National Cat Day, we will be putting our Cat Paw's up! We will do this with the fun Cat Paw! toy we were sent to help us with celebrating National Cat Day.

With the Cat Paw!, we can not only have fun by putting our, Paw's up, but we can also have fun, making our Cat Paw meow, and bend at the wrist. The Cat Paw will make for a fun toy to have to help celebrate National Cat Day with, and it will also make for a fun gift to put in those Christmas Stockings this year!

So be sure to celebrate with your feline friends on National Cat Day, October 29th, with your own Cat Paw and also be sure to stock up on the Cat Paw! toys to give as gifts this coming holiday season!






Product received, thank you to Wicked Cool Toys  and the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.
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Monday, October 27, 2014

#Giveaway #DreftHypo Keeping Baby Warm & Cozy w/ Dreft

Being a mother, I want what is best for my babies, from the foods they eat to the products they wear, and I want to ensure they are as comfortable as can be. This is to not only keep baby happy and comfortable, but to also keep mom and dad at ease knowing that baby is happy. For me, with having been there and done that with my older kids, I know that there are certain products on the market that I have used in the past and will continue to use when it comes to the care of my babies. One such brand of products that I have used, will continue to use, and also recommend to others when it comes to the babies laundry is Dreft.

I learned about Dreft Laundry Soap when I had my eldest, and I had concerns of skin irritations with her. I had been told to use the Dreft Baby Detergent on all of her clothes and linens, and soon after the introduction, I was hooked. I found that those irritations my baby girl was having, was caused by the harsh ingredients that can be found in my laundry detergent, and that the Dreft laundry detergent, was hypoallergenic, and not only gentle on her laundry, but also on her soft and sensitive skin. So after my first experience, I found myself a avid user of Dreft, and have continued to use it over the years with each of my babies laundry!

Recently I was sent an amazing assortment of Dreft products to review, along with some warm and cozy pajamas, and a gift card to Little Me so I could get more items for baby to prepare for the colder weather ahead.
Over the years, the line of the hypoallergenic products that can be found in the Dreft family of products has grown, and as a avid user of the Dreft products for baby, I enjoy having all of the items to use on the things that baby comes in contact with, aside from their clothing and linens.

With the Dreft All Purpose Wipes, I can wipe down the surfaces and toys that baby comes into contact with, safely and effectively, and have the reassurance of the hypoallergenic factor. I can also use the Dreft Fabric Refresher & Odor Eliminator around the house, including the changing table pad and babies bed, safely and effectively. Then with the Dreft Laundry Stain Remover, I can help keep those clothes and linens clean, even when they get a stain on them. In all, making the Dreft family of products, a must have in any house with a baby!

Well aside from the amazing selection of products I was sent along with the footies and gift card to Little Me, the wonderful people from Dreft would like to help keep those little ones in your home warm and help keep their clothes clean with the hypoallergenic products from Dreft, by giving one of my amazing readers their own Dreft Prize Pack!!

·  2 bottles of Dreft ($38)
·  1 set of Dreft wipes ($10)
·  1 laundry stain remover ($5)
·  1 to-go stain remover ($4)
·  1 odor eliminator and fabric refresher ($5)
·  $30 gift card for Little Me clothing ($30)
·  Little Me footie pajamas sz. 6 months ($16)


Also, be sure to join in during the #DrefyHypo Party on Twitter on November 6th from 9-10 pm, as we discuss the best ways to keep baby comfortable and safe from the cold this winter season with pediatrician Dr. Dyan Hes, a New York Magazine 2013 Top Doctor - and mother of two! You can RSVP here to join the conversation and enter to win some amazing prizes: http://vite.io/DoubleDutyDivas And be sure to get your $2 off coupon!






This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Dreft. I received product free of charge, but all opinions are 100% mine.
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#Giveaway Stuffing the Stockings with BIC


The holidays are coming, and in just a few short days, the Halloween decorations will be put away until next year, while those holiday decorations begin making their way out for display! Aside from the decorations this year, there are also the preparations which include the gift giving, and like many, I have a list of recipients that seems to be a never ending one. I think one of the things that can be a issue when it comes to the gift giving, is stuffing those stockings with practical gifts. So when I was sent an assortment of products from BIC to review for the holiday guide, I was relieved to have found some great stocking stuffer ideas!

In the pack of products I was sent, I found the BIC Comfort Lite Multi-purpose Lighter, which can not only make for a great stocking stuffer, but also a great item to have around during the holidays. Like many, I enjoy not only having those great smelling candles lit to keep my house smelling amazing when we have guests over during the holiday season, but I also like to have a lighter on hand for lighting those warm and cozy fires!

Aside from having the lighter on hand for lighting those fires and candles over the holiday season, I like that this lighter from BIC has child-resistant safety features, so I can not only keep it up and out of reach, but I can feel safe in knowing that if the kids were to get a hold of it, they will have a hard time trying to use it due to the safety features of making it hard for kids to light!


Then on a more practical side, when it comes to finding some great stocking stuffers that will get put to use, I was sent some of the BIC Soleil Razors for women and the BIC Flex 4 Razors for men! Both of these items are something that will get use out of them, and both make for a great practical item to put in those stockings this holiday season! So as you get those shopping lists together, and start looking for those stocking stuffers that make for a practical and useful gift, be sure to check out the items you can find from BIC!

Well to help with the holidays, the wonderful people from BIC would like to send one of my amazing readers their own BIC razors!



Product received, thank you to BIC and the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.
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#Giveaway Sweeten Your Holidays with Baskin-Robbins


With the Fall season upon us, and those amazing aromas and flavors that remind us of the season, like many others, I find myself in Pumpkin heaven! I adore the different pumpkin everything that is out there, and since the fall seems to be the time of year where I can indulge in my pumpkin cravings, I seek it all out! To help with my love for everything pumpkin, I was given the chance to review some of the seasonal flavors from Baskin-Robbins!

As a kid, I can remember heading to our local Baskin-Robbins with my mom, to find that treat that we were in search of. So as a parent myself, I find that I too enjoy taking my kids to Baskin-Robbins, to find that special treat when the occasion calls for it. And with the pumpkin season in full swing, I find that once those progress reports came out, it was time for a special treat! So as we began to gaze over what they had in store in the pumpkin area, onne treat that caught all of our attention, was the Pumpkin Pie Waffle Bowl Sundae!


With this sundae, we not only get a scoop of that oh so yummy Pumpkin Pie ice cream, but we get a bit of a extra treat, with the caramel praline topping, almonds, whipped cream, and a cherry on top, all served in a crunchy waffle bowl! Making this sundae, a perfect choice for those fall treats! So this season, as you get into that fall and holiday spirit, and find yourself in search of some delicious pumpkin flavored treats, be sure to head on over to Baskin-Robbins, where you can find the amazing seasonal treats, along with the other variety of treats they have today!

Well to help with those cravings for something sweet, the wonderful people from Baskin-Robbins would like to spread some holiday cheer by giving one of my amazing readers a $10 gift card!



Product received, thank you to Baskin-Robbins and the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.
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Big G Retro Monster Cereals and Treats at Target

With Halloween just days away, it is time to get those ghosts and goblins in your life ready. For me, I find that there are many ways to get ready, from getting those costumes together, decorating the house, to the treats that I can have on hand and ready to share with the kids. When it comes to the treats, one series of treats that I can remember from when I was a kid, were those fun Monster Cereals that my mom would buy. Aside from the bowls of the Count Chocula that we enjoyed in the mornings leading up to Halloween, my mom would make a sort of trail mix, as a after school snack, using those fun seasonal cereals in the mix. Well to help with continuing those traditions and making more memories with my own kids, I was sent a variety of those iconic Monster Cereals, along with some fun and tasty treats that are perfect for those after school snacks, with those same monsterous cereal characters on them from General Mills!
With this selection of cereals and snacks, I can not only share those fun retro monster cereals that I remember, which are featured with those same iconic characters on them, but we can also take advantage of the free cutout masks that come on the back of each of the boxes of the cereals. I can also start a new tradition of after school snacks with the selection of treats like the Frankenberry Roll-Ups or the Count Chocula Treats!
I also like that after the kids finished off the boxes of the Big G Retro Monster Cereals and snacks we were sent, I was able to head to my local Target, to stock up on these throwback cereals and snacks. So as you prepare your ghosts and goblins for Halloween, head to your local Target store, and stock up on the Big G Retro Monster Cereals and Snacks! 



Disclosure:The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op.
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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Cars Convertible Toddler to Twin Bed from Delta Children

It is hard for me to believe it, but my Wyatt is 2 years old, and with having older siblings, he finds that he wants to be a big kid just like them. With Wyatt, he found that he was ready for a toddler bed at just one and a half years old, and now that he is 2, he not only wants that big boy bed, but he has shown interest in having a big boy bed in his and his brothers room. So to help with this transition, we were sent the very cool, Disney/Pixas Cars: Cars Convertible Toddler to Twin Bed from Delta Children to review.

When the big boy bed arrived, Wyatt was beyond excited, because he knew that in the boxes, was his soon to be new bed, the one that was cool and the one he will place in the big boys room, moving him from our room to a bedroom that he will share with his brother. Not only did Wyatt find the box to be exciting, but as we started putting the bed together, he and his brother began to get excited and started making room to move Wyatt in the room!

I found this bed to be one that he will not only use as a toddler bed, but one that he can grow with, and eventually use as a twin size bed when he gets older. Wyatt and his older brother Robert found this bed to be a perfect fit for the boys room. We all found that we liked that this bed resembles one of their favorite Disney/Pixar characters, Lightning McQueen, and it has a steering wheel, headlights that they can turn on and use as nightlights, a cool spoiler, wheels, and even a toy box that they can utilize until we are ready to convert this awesome bed into a twin sized bed!


It seemed like we could not get this bed put together soon enough, and once we had it put together and ready to be moved into the boys room, Wyatt and Robert ran to get his mattress to put in the bed, to make the transition from sleeping in mommy and daddies room to the big boy room official! Wyatt then found it to be a necessity to start putting some of his favorite toys into his new toy box, so he could take his toys to go, on any adventures he might embark on in his new big boy bed!

Aside from the size, the cool features, and the conversion from toddler to twin bed, I can really appreciate the raised sides, so as my Wyatt gets used to sleeping in his own bed, in his own room, I can feel relief in knowing that he can not roll out of the bed! I also find that the conversion from toddler to twin is a easy one, by just switching out the mattress's, and even adding a box spring if I want when he is ready. Another huge feature, that I can appreciate, and I think just about any parent can appreciate is the fact that this bed is made of durable plastic, so it is made to last. In all, making this bed one cool bed to get the toddler in your life!

So if you are a parent or caregiver to a toddler who is ready to make that transition from the baby bed to a big kid toddler bed, check out the Cars Convertible Toddler to Twin Bed from Delta Children!!




Product received, thank you to Delta Children and the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.
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#Giveaway Keep LittleLegs Warm with Baby Legs

With the cooler weather making its way, I find it is that time of year to get all of those warmer clothes in order for baby. Now like most parents, I love those onsies, but it was not until I had Wyatt, that I found a product that would allow me to put those adorable onsies on Wyatt, avoid taking pants on and off for changes, and keep his little legs warm on those cooler days when I was introduced to BabyLegs! I found the BabyLegs to not only be a great accessory, but also a new standard article of clothing when it comes to the little ones in my life, and to help with those cooler weather preparations for baby, we were sent some BabyLegs to review.

I found that as Wyatt got bigger and started crawling around, not only did those adorable BabyLegs leg warmers keep his little chubby legs warm, but they also protected his knees while he crawled on the floors. So when we were sent the very adorable collection of items from BabyLegs to review, I knew that these would not only come in handy, but also look great when accessorizing with those onsies!

Aside from keeping those adorable little legs warm and knees protected while those little give crawling a try, they also make for quick and easy diaper changes, so instead of taking off the pants for a change, all you have to do is undo the onsie! With the range of styles to choose from , being able to dress baby from birth on up, and with the leg warmers, we can use those so cute leg warmers, from 4 months on up to toddler sized! Also, right now, we can find a very adorable assortment of BabyLegs in festive holiday designs, for both Wyatt and the new baby, making BabyLegs a must have on my list when it comes to dressing little ones for the cooler weather!


Well to help with keeping those little legs warm and the knees of your little crawlers protected, the wonderful people from BabyLegs would like to give one of my amazing readers, some of their own BabyLegs to start this holiday season out right!



Product received, thank you to BabyLegs and the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.
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#Giveaway BayB Brand Bean Bag


With a new baby, I find that there are times where just having items for baby to relax on, and rest is very ideal. I also find that having products that can be used as baby grows is also ideal. So when I was sent the BayB Brand Bean Bag to review, I was excited to try it out.

I was sent the BayB Brand Bean Bag in white to review. I found that these bean bags are great for helping baby rest and they also help with preventing flat head syndrome, reduce acid reflux, and relieve gas. I like that this is a great chair to use as baby grows, from birth on up to a developing toddler. I also found that having the belt in place, not only helps to keep baby from slipping or rolling, but also helps to keep baby facing up while they rest.

Other great specs include the fact that the material is washable, and the upper cover is waterproof and can be wiped clean or washed in the machine if needed. The material is also double stitched, so it ensures that no beans can escape and cause a mess.

These bean bags are ultra portable, and make for a great item to take with while out of town. In all making the BayB Brand Bean Bags a must have item for those who are preparing for baby!



Well to help with those preparations for baby, the wonderful people from BayB Brand would like to send one of my amazing readers their own BayB Brand Bean Bag!!!



Product received, thank you to BayB Brand for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.

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Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes with Litehouse Caramel


When it comes to this time of year, I look forward to everything pumpkin, and with Halloween just around the corner, I find that creating fun and delicious desserts for those parties. which incorporate my love for pumpkin, makes it that much more fun! To help with those Halloween parties this year, I was sent some of the Litehouse Caramel along with a recipe for some Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes!

The recipe is not only one that incorporates my love for pumpkin into it, but I like the ideas on the decorating too, so I can have a fun brain covered cupcake or one oozing with blood after being stabbed! I also found this recipe will come into handy for other gatherings this fall, making the caramel from Litehouse a must have for any kitchen this holiday season!


Product received, thank you to Litehouse and the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.
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