Sunday, June 30, 2013

Keeping It Clean After Hot Summer Nights- Giveaway

Special Thanks to Oransi for sponsoring this giveaway. I received product for review in the past from Oransi, all views and opinions are my own honest evaluations. Oransi is responsible for prize fulfillment. See Disclosure.
Welcome to the Hot Summer Nights Giveaway Hop! 
The Mommy Island and Cheap Is The New Classy along with some other amazing bloggers want to bring our readers this fun giveaway hop just in time for Summer. Offering up lots of great Summer themed prizes all just for fun! Enter one or enter them all by hopping around to each blog and having a good time! We're offering a fun prize to help you keep it clean after those hot Summer nights. Enter our event below.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Dishes Sparkle with Cascade Platinum (sponsored)

I participated in this campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Cascade. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.” All views and opinions are my own honest evaluations. See Disclosure.


When I applied for the chance to review Cascade's new PLATINUM product, I hoped I would be selected. Most of my friends and family all use Cascade and rave that it's getting their dishes clean, but I wanted to put Cascade's new formula to the test for myself. I received the full sized package (pictured above) for my review. These handy little pouches are so easy to use, simply place one pouch in your dishwasher close the lid and you're ready to rock!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Fireworks Over the Water -Sea Dog Cruises

I'm heading to Chicago in July for Blogher13, and I can't wait! This will be my first big trip ever by myself since having my little guy. I'll be spending several nights away from the Booper, and I have to admit it makes me nervous. While I'm nervous about being away for so long I'm also thrilled at chance to have this first time experience. One thing I'm looking forward to doing my first night in Chicago is going on a Sea Dog Cruise! I've been to Chicago once before, but I'm glad to have the chance to see this side of the city from a new perspective. Nothing is as beautiful or as awe inspiring as seeing a big city at night. We will be boarding the speedboat from the Navy Pier and taking a wild ride along the lake front all while catching a fireworks display over the water. Can you imagine? I love going boating, and I LOVE fireworks. Being a July baby I think loving fireworks is just in my blood. I'll consider this a late birthday gift to myself. I know my hubby is going to be a bit jealous about this one. I'll have to take a picture for him! (I doubt it will have the same effect) I'm anxiously awaiting my chance to have this fun experience along with some of my great blogging buddies!
I will be going on this fun adventure in Chicago for free courtesy of Sea Dog. All views and Opinions in this post are my own honest thoughts on this subject. See Disclosure.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Great Northern Popcorn Popper {Sweepstakes}

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Love watching movies at home but miss the fresh buttery taste of theater popcorn? Make your home theater more like the real thing with this fun Popcorn Popper! Enter to win a Great Northern Popcorn Popper! Enjoy fresh theater popcorn in the convenience of your home. Easy facebook and comment entry! 
Don't wait to Enter this event  ends 6/30/13!!! 
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Monday, June 24, 2013

Canvas On Demand Giveaway

Decorate your home with your sweetie-pie's smiling face! We have another fun Mission Giveaway event for our readers this week with the help of Canvas On Demand. Read more about how you can make your favorite pictures into a beautiful Canvas to hang on your wall, and enter for a chance to win big for you and a friend! Good Luck!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Get the Right Gift with Ziftit! {Review and Giveaway}

Thank you Ziftit for sponsoring this post. Eliminate the guesswork and get the right gift, every time with the social gifting platform, Ziftit. Click here to build your Zift List today!

Madame Deals Media and Ziftit have teamed up to bring you this fun event! 

I was given the opportunity to try out Ziftit for myself to share my opinions here with you. I have to admit it's a cool concept. I've had a few bad gift experiences in the past and would have loved if I had my Zift List ready back then. I found the site to be user-friendly I created my Zift List and started adding items right away. When I didn't see things I'm really wanting I simply used the search bar and found them to add to my list. Everything from a laptop to this rocking hot satchel (pictured below) my list started to grow and had more than a few of my favorite things. Whether you're a shoe fanatic about to be a year older or you just got a new place and need some new furniture you can create a Zift List for any life event. When you add a new item to your list you can even post a comment to let gifters know why you love the item or what you plan to use it for. I think this would be great for kids heading off to college, since some people prefer to buy gifts over giving cash. What makes Ziftit unique is you can download their toolbar and add items to your list from any site. Having a baby shower? Create a list of all your favorites in one place! Since it's not all about you, make sure to share with friends so they can create their lists to share with you. Have a big item you'd like buy a friend but can't afford the full price? Ziftit has an amazing 'Pitch in' feature that allows users to give a small amount towards and item on their friend's list. This would work great for family needing to split the cost of a large gift. Cool, right? I thought so too.






Friday, June 21, 2013

CHANNELLOCK - A Review Even Dad Can Appreciate

I was given these tools free for the purpose of review. All views and opinions are my own honest evaluations.  See Disclosure. 
Well Father's day has come and gone and I had hoped this review and giveaway would be ready for all the dads out there who happen to stop by the island. As life would have it my husband had to swing to a night shift and we didn't get the chance to use these awesome tools given to us by CHANNELLOCK in time for the holiday. So now I'm excited to write about our experience using these high quality pliers and wire strippers, and give you a chance to win them even if it is after Father's day.

Make Your Own Logo for Free!

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When it comes to a group or company nothing helps you make your mark like a unique logo. By having a unique logo you can brand yourself and give people something they recognize as being "you". There are tons of places to have a custom logo designed for you, but buying a logo can be quite expensive and time consuming if you don't know what you're wanting. I know myself that when I was first starting out with blogging I didn't have a clue what look I was going for so this free Online Logo Maker would have been an awesome way for me to "test the waters" on my look. Yes, you read that right. There is a FREE way to create a logo for your site, business or group and no expertise is required! Trust me. I made the logo (pictured above) in a matter of about 2 minutes. No joke.

Dry and Smiling! BabyGanics Review

I was given these diapers free for the purpose of review. All views and opinions are my own honest evaluations and those who helped with this review.
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First things first let me just say my helper for this review is absolutely adorable! Little miss Addison got to help me test out these 'green' Rear Gear Ultra Absorbent Diapers from BabyGanics. Anyone who has children knows how expensive disposable diapers can be, and finding 'green' diapers at a reasonable price when the Booper was a baby was impossible. I was the type that had there been a less expensive choice for a diaper better for the environment and the Boop of course I would have purchased them. The options for eco-friendly disposables just weren't easily found, and when I found them the prices made me cringe. We just couldn't afford to go green with the Booper's diapers. Then I also worried since his skin is so sensitive would the green diapers make him break out? What if I paid a small fortune for a pack of diapers then he couldn't use them? Well, it's too late for the Booper since he is now potty training, so when I was asked to review these diapers for BabyGanics, I had to enlist some help from a friend.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

It's Summer! Time to Make a Splash!


Ahoy Mate! It's official- Summer is here and it's time to celebrate by making a splash!
The Kids Did It, The Mommy Island,Mom of One and Having Fun, and Viva Veltoro along with some fun loving bloggers are happy to bring our readers this fun way to kick off Summer! During the hot days of Summer who doesn't want to play in the water? Everyone wants a chance to cool down and what better way to cool down than with a fun Pirate Ship Water Table from Little Tikes!


Jack the Giant Slayer Bluray Giveaway

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Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing Jack (Nicholas Hoult), into the battle of this life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom and its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend... and gets the chance to become a legend himself! Directed by Brian Singer (X-Men, Superman Returns) Learn more about the adventure and enter for a chance to win Jack the Giant Slayer on Bluray below. 

Monday, June 17, 2013

Zipz Shoes Mission Giveaway



Wouldn't it be nice to have a different style of shoes for every outfit? Now you can change your shoes as often as you like with Zipz! This fun brand is our sponsor for this week's Mission Giveaway! Find out more about Zipz and enter for your chance to win below. Good Luck!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

From The Mommy Island family to yours, wishing you all a wonderful Father's day. If you're lucky enough to have a special man in your life you call Dad give him a hug today! Had to share this fun Monsters University picture. I can't wait to see it, can you? Happy Father's Day to my awesome dad, my Father-in-law and to my husband!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

FREE Chili's Flatbread

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Hooray for a delicious freebie! Chili's is giving away 1,000,000 Flatbreads will you be one of the lucky ones? Hurry and grab your free flatbread by clicking on the image above to claim your free Flatbread from Chili's. These look so tasty what a treat! Enjoy!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Eat To Win - Mission Event


Have trouble getting your kids to eat their veggies? Maybe you are the one who isn't thrilled eat the green stuff? Well we have the perfect event for you and your family this week! Read about our fun sponsor this week and learn how their product is made to help conquer the fear of eating right.

Making a Splash This Summer At French Lick, Indiana!


Making plans this Summer for some BIG family fun? Need a fun place to visit for your whole family that's close to home? Have you thought of visiting French Lick, Indiana? Big Splash Adventure is a 40,000 square foot indoor water park-complete with a rare retractable roof-located in French Lick Indiana, and adventure unlike any other!  Big Splash has many thrilling, twisting, and exciting water slides and a whirling turbo bowl! 


Go Hawaiian! Cruise Sweepstakes


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Need a relaxing get-away? All aboard the Norwegian Hawaiian cruise for 2! Close your eyes and imagine stepping aboard the Pride Of America with your bags packed for 7 days of pure bliss! You know you want it-don't wait to enter this event! Test your knowledge of Hawaii  with fun trivia and be entered for a chance at this delightful cruise for you and someone special! Good Luck!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Groceries For A Year! Sweepstakes

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How much money would you save by getting FREE groceries for a year? A lot! Enter this fun event from RewardIt for your chance to win and save big for your family! Use RewardIt's very simple entry form and you might be the lucky one to eat on their dime for a full year! Don't wait Enter Here! Good Luck!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Pretty Savvy Sweepstakes

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Love the finer things in life? Then you must love Gilt! You could shop til you drop with this fun event! From June 4th to July 31st the AOL StyleList “Pretty Savvy” sweepstakes is giving people the chance to win $1,000 Gilt gift card. In addition to the grand prize, AOL StyleList is giving away weekly prizes of $500 Gilt gift cards for the duration of the program. Be sure to visit the site every day to enter for the grand prize as well as the weekly prizes! Enter Now!

BabyGanics FINE and HANDY Review

I was given these wipes for the purpose of review
 all views and opinions are my own honest evaluations.
Long before I had the joy of becoming the Booper's mom I loved kids. I worked in a daycare and I taught a 2 and 3 year old Sunday school class at my church. Being around kids makes me feel young..and sometimes act it too. Shh..don't tell. The funny things kids say and do can make time spent with them an adventure. Don't believe me? Try babysitting or better yet parenting! At 3 years old I'm still surprised at some of the things that our Booper says and does. The other day playing in our yard he was convinced a Beaver had been chewing on our tree.(we live in town with no beavers around) Oh how I wish I could have recorded that conversation. Kids are fun and sometimes part of that fun is getting messy.

I'm a practical parent, I will try things and see what works best for our family. The latest trends in parenting or products don't always fit with family life, so sometimes you have to just go with what works for you. So when I was asked to review these Fine & Handy -Hand & Face wipes from BabyGanics I thought sure we can always find a use for wipes, because with kids-dirt happens.


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

UPERE Wedge Sneaker Review



I was given these sneakers for free for the purpose of review. All views and opinions are my own honest evaluations. See Disclosure.
The one thing I've always loved shopping for is shoes, so when UPERE contacted me about reviewing their wedge sneakers I was thrilled. There is just something magical about wearing a new pair of shoes. If you're like me then you're of the opinion you can never own too many shoes! I don't have as many pairs of shoes as I had back when I was a teenager, but I still love having shoes that fit my style. For review I chose these suede leather Aster Wedge Sneakers in navy blue.

Monday, June 3, 2013

RYOBI-Cordless Trimmer {mission giveaway}



If you have a tough job to do you might as well have the right tools for it! Yard work can be a real chore, but if you're like me might even enjoy it at times. Either way it's that time of year where everyone is getting outside and surveying what needs to be done to get that perfect curb appeal. For our mission event this week we have a well known name in lawn care products. Clean things up around your yard with this awesome trimmer from RYOBI! Enter for a chance to win one for you and a friend or keep the neighborhood looking great and give it to your neighbor! Good Luck!

BJ's Wholesale Club {mission giveaway}


Hooray, it's Summer! A perfect time of year to spend time outdoors with friends and family grilling out and enjoying great company. This week's mission event is all about buying all the supplies you need to entertain your guests outside and buying those supplies at a great price! Love saving money? Of course you do, and so do I! Read all about our sponsor BJ's Wholesale Club and enter this week's mission for a fabulous prize for you and a friend!

Bet On Your Baby- Diaper Giveaway

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Every parent thinks they know their baby well, but are they willing to bet on it?  

Bet on Your Baby is a new show where parents play fun games with their toddlers, and try to “bet” on what baby will do next! If they guess correctly, the family wins $5,000 in college tuition money, and the chance to play for $50,000! 
All of these heartwarming and hilarious games are played in a toy-filled room called the Baby Dome. Do you think that you could predict what baby will do next? 


I believe I know the Booper very well, but I'm not sure I would bet on it. For a chance at winning some college money for him though I would give it a shot! Would you try going on this show with your baby?
Play this fun Bet on Your Baby challenge and enter for a chance to win Luvs Diapers!

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