Thursday, January 31, 2013

Little Tikes Cook n Grow Kitchen


Welcome to the Cook n’ Grow Event

You will have an inspiring little chef with this realistic Cook N' Grow Kitchen playset that grows with your child. When this Little Tikes kitchen is opened it is the perfect height for toddlers. When the kitchen is compacted it is now the perfect size for your preschooler to cook your dinner. There are 50+ accessories included! Browse our full Play Kitchen collection for more fun toys.


• Kitchen has 2 age grade configurations
1) Kitchen is expanded and the height is just right for toddlers
2) Compacting the kitchen makes it just right for preschoolers
• Electronic cooking sounds
• Hooks for hanging cups
• Molded in slots to hold plates
• Oven, refrigerator and microwave doors all open and close
• Shape-sorting lid for pot helps develop fine motor skills
• 50+ accessories included
Little Tikes Cook n Grow Kitchen

One lucky winner will receive the Little Tikes Cook N' Grow Kitchen + $25 Amazon Gift Card!

Giveaway ends February 15th, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

$350 Melissa and Doug Toy Giveaway ~3 WINNERS~

$350 Melissa & Doug Toys Giveaway
Sponsored by Melissa & Doug

From puzzles to puppets, plush to play food, magnetic activities, music and more, Melissa & Doug® is one of the leading designers and manufacturers of educational toys and children's products.

Over 23 years ago we started our company in the garage of the home where Doug grew up — we had to be careful not to disturb Doug's parents who were still living there! Thanks to your support, we've been able to move into a real office down the road, a building that actually has separate ladies and men's bathrooms! Our philosophy has remained the same over the years–to make each and every customer a happy and permanent member of the Melissa & Doug family, while offering products with tremendous value, quality and design. Our line offers something for everyone with over 1,000 innovative products for children of all ages! We've always welcomed customer suggestions, and we continually strive to make improvements to our products. We're honored by the faith you place in us and view it as our responsibility to continue to earn your trust in the years to come!

Read Coupon Gator Mommy's Melissa & Doug Toys Review.

Three lucky winners!
Grand Prize: $250 in Your Choice of Melissa & Doug Products
1st Runner Up: $50 in Melissa & Doug Products
2nd Runner Up: $50 in Melissa & Doug Products

This giveaway ends Feb. 26, 2013 at 11:59pm EST. 
Open to US and Canada residents.
Good Luck!

A special thanks to all the amazing bloggers who are participating in this giveaway!

~Disclaimer: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Winning and Musings is not responsible for shipping prize to winner, nor did I accept any compensation for this promotion.~

$100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

MPM Win Your Valentine's Day Wish List from My Perfect Gift Button

Win Your Valentine's Day Wish List Giveaway

How many times have you not gotten what you really wanted as a gift?! More than once? How many times have you tried really hard to find a great gift for someone but, just did not know what they really wanted? has the solution for everyone!
MyPerfectGift is a free web site anyone can use! It is actually very simple to use and share so you will always give (or get) The Perfect Gift®. Think how easy it will be to pick out a great item for someone from their personal wish list! Now you know they will love your gift!

How It Works

First you create a free account. {You can even sign-up with one click using your Facebook info} ~ When you sign up please use the word MPM” in the “Referred By” box to be eligible for the $100 Visa Gift card drawing.
To be eligible to win this giveaway you must create an account and add at least three items in your registry. There are four simple ways to add gifts: Add a Gift Manually, Copy a Gift, Gift Search, and Use the Browser Button. If you already have a MyPerfectGift registry just add a gift to your existing registry to be eligible for this giveaway.
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Be sure to share your registry with friends and family. This will give your spouse a big HINT HINT of what you want for Valentine’s Day. Have them create an account also… want to make sure to return the favor and get them something awesome also!
You can even check out the great tutorial video’s on How to set up an account, How to add gifts, and How to buy gifts.

Now On To The Giveaway

Hosted by: Mom Powered Media Event Organizer: Baby Costcutters Co-Host: Giveaway Bandit
One lucky reader will win a $100 Visa Gift Card. I know if you are like me you have added a lot more than $100 to your wish list but, at least this giveaway could get you started on your Valentine's Day wish list. :)
Giveaway ends Feb 14th at 11:59pm est, open to US only, ages 18+. Winner selection will be verified that you have a MyPerfectGift account with at least three items in your registry. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck.
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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Free Blogger Event!
Prizes: $250 Melissa & Doug Toys Gift Card
2 Runner Up Prizes: $50 Melissa & Doug Gift Cards

Free Link with Announcement Post
Event Dates: 02/01 - 02/26

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Trubaby Bubbly Baby Body and Hair Wash

I was really excited to get to review a product by Trukid.  Trukid has created a line of kid and baby products that are natural and non-toxic.  Trukid was started by a mother that wanted safe and all natural products for her children.  Each of their products is free of Parabens, Phthalates, BPA, petroleum and any harsh chemicals.  I was able to test out their Trubaby Bubbly Baby Body and Hair Wash. The first thing I noticed about the hair and body wash was the fun bottle.  Isn't it fun looking?

TruBaby Bubbly Baby Body & Hair Wash
My kids loved that too!  They both wanted to play with it, as soon as we got in the tub.  It isn't only fun, but very functional too.  The pump made it easy to get more wash with one hand, while holding a squirmy, wet toddler with the other hand.  
As soon as I started lathering my children, they were so excited by the fruity smell.  They each wanted some soap, just to smell while they bathed.  My husband even commented that the kids smelled fantastic, after their bath! I liked that the great smell was from essential oils and not "artificial fragrances or perfumes".  

Next, I wanted to make sure Trubaby wash cleaned, as well, as it's chemical-laden counterparts.  I shouldn't have worried at all.  My kids were as clean as could be, and the baby wash didn't excessively dry out their skin.  I live in a very dry climate, especially in the winter, and I don't want my little kiddos to have dry skin.   Also, my children's hair was very clean (and sparkly) as my daughter said.  

My daughter has a LOT of hair, so there is lots to keep sparkly!
It's hard to see (he wasn't holding still for the picture) but my son has wavy/curly hair.  Usually shampoos weigh down his hair, and it isn't curly until several days after his bath.  But his hair was wavy and cute, as soon as it was dry!  
The body and hair wash isn't tear-free, so we had to be a little more careful to not get it in my son's eyes. But that wasn't much of a concern, and my whole family gives this product two thumbs way, way up!

Trukid doesn't just make a great bath product, they also want to help kids build healthy habits in all aspects of their lives.  Trukids sent a chart for the morning and evening, for my daughter to fill out.  She was so excited each time she got to check off a box for washing her face or brushing her teeth etc.  
Trukids products range from baby wash to hand wash to sun protection.  Each product comes in fun, colorful bottles and is completely safe for children and safe for the environment. 

I got a special deal for my readers, from Trukid.  You can each get a FREE Sunny Days SPF 30+ Face and Body stick with any order of $30 or more!  At checkout just use the code: sunnymom (limit 1 per customer)

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Cook n' Grow Event

Hosted by: Mom to Bed by 8
Prize Package includes: Little Tikes Cook n' Grow Kitchen + Amazon Gift Card
Event dates: 2/1 - 2/15

Free Blogger Event: Sign Up HERE

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Bloggers join us in an awesome giveaway. Offer your readers a chance to win this fabulous Medium Weight White Goose Down Comforter valued at $360.
Giveaway will begin on 2/25/13
Bloggers get a free link with announcement post. If you choose not to post announcement post sent $5 to We do verify announcement posts, so please do not list your information unless you've really done the post.
Additional links and Co-host spots available.
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Friday, January 25, 2013


It's a MPM Birthday Celebration Event

Prizes: iPad 2 with Wi-Fi 16GB in Black
Event dates: 2/4 - 3/4

Free Blog Event! Sign-up here, BLOGGERS WANTED


Xbox Bundle Giveaway Event

Hosted by: Mom to Bed by 8 and Giveaway Bandit
Prize Package includes: Xbox 360 S Console, 250GB Hard Drive, Kinect Sensor, Wireless Controller, Kinect Adventures and Carnival Games: Monkey See Monkey Do
Event dates: 2/15 - 3/1

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Prize: $1,000 Cash {paypal or visa}
Event dates: 4/1 - 5/1

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Rent a Timeshare Review and Giveaway!

     Do you try to vacation on a budget?  Do you have kids or pets and have a hard time trying to fit them in a single hotel room?  Are you tired of spending most of your vacation budget on eating out?  I fit into each of these categories, and each of them has made vacations stressful and expensive.  That's why I was so excited when I found out about timeshare rentals on
   With a timeshare rental, you have access to amazing options to cut the cost of a vacation and take the stress out of meals, activities and sleeping arrangements.  With timeshare rentals, you can stay in exclusive resorts that fit your specific needs.  You can pick from resorts that are: kid friendly, pet friendly, are next to beaches, theme parks, golf courses and much more.  Instead of stuffing your family into a cramped hotel room, you will have access to multiple bedroom and bedding options.  Staying in a one bedroom hotel room, means not much sleep for mommy and daddy, and the evening ends once the kids are tired.  With multiple bedrooms, you can have a room to yourselves, and aren't stuck with an early bedtime.
   One thing I dread about vacations is all the eating out.  It is hard on my budget and hard on my thighs!  Most timeshares include a full kitchen with a full-sized refrigerator   Instead of constantly eating out, you can pick up some groceries and enjoy breakfast, lunches and dinners for half the cost of restaurants.  Many timeshare rentals also include laundry facilities, many times, located right in your room!  I can't count all the times I've needed to to laundry on vacation, but wasn't willing to pay the outrageous hotel laundry prices.  With a timeshare rental, you can throw a load of laundry in the wash and head out for a day of sightseeing and playing.  Timeshare rentals also include the amenities of regular hotels such as: maid service, swimming pools, spas, and saunas. made searching for timeshare rentals easy.  I was able to quickly search for timeshare rentals by location or resort name. helps you find the resort you want, at the location you want, at the date you want.  They are able to do this because they cut out the middlemen that often are associated with timeshare rentals.  Owners of timeshares post the availability of their timeshare on and connect with travelers directly. has an A+ rating with the BBB. also has services if you are interested in selling or buying a timeshare.  If you aren't able to constantly check on the availability of timeshare rentals, also offers monthly emails with special offers and travel tips.  Just glancing around their site, I was able to find a timeshare rental in Las Vegas for $60/night, Orlando for $43/night, Cabo for $57/night, and the Bahamas for $49/night.  Also, unlike the travel websites where you name your price or bid on hotels, you will know exactly where you are staying before you pay!  No surprises or gimmicks.
   I found a timeshare rental for a highly-rated resort in Las Vegas for $60/night.  When I looked up the same resort on other travel sites, the prices ranged from $150-160/ night.  The prices on were nearly 1/3 the price of other sites!  That's a huge savings!  I'm excited to bring these savings to you, and give you the opportunity to take the hassle out of travel.  I'm partnering with to giveaway a two year membership to

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Recards- Voice Recorded Music Cards

I was really excited to get a chance to try this new app.  I've never been very good at sending out Christmas cards, and I figured this would give me the motivation I needed!  I'll confess that I was also a little bit nervous, because I'm not the best at figuring out new technology.  I shouldn't have worried.  The app was very straightforward and easy to figure out.
     First, you can choose a background Christmas beat for your card.  This was fun for my family, and my daughter kept changing her mind about which one she wanted.  We finally decided that we would send two different versions, to different people, so that we could do both of the beats she wanted to do.  There were different types of beats ranging from more classical to more of a hip-hop feel.
     Next, we hit the record button, and recorded a short message.   We then were able to pick a picture to send with the recorded message.  The pictures were vintagey and fun.  I loved all the ways that we were able to customize our greetings to friends.  Instead of having to try and pick a card that will work for great-aunt Mable and for your friends, you can send them each a card that is made specifically for them.
   My daughter had a blast helping us make the cards.  Several times I've caught her just playing with the different beats and recording different messages.  I give this app two thumbs up!  I'm excited to use it again in the future!

The opinions I express are my own.  I was in no way obligated to give a positive review.I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

$200 Giveaway

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Diva Fabulosa is super excited to announce that we have teamed up with a rock star team of bloggers to bring you guys a super fabulous giveaway! With the holidays over, your expenses have probably doubled. We decided to put together a prize that will help you on this new year!
We’re giving away a $200 Amazon gift card OR PayPal cash, winner's choice.
This is an amazing giveaway, I’m pretty jealous that I can’t win!
This giveaway is made possible by the following co hosts:
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Giveaway ends January 20th, 11:59 pm EST. OPEN WW. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below.and enter for bonus entries! Remember that all entries besides the mandatory comment entry are optional.
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