Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Ring In The New Year Round Robin

Happy New Year from The Mommy Island! 
Are you ready to party with us? We're having another fun event just to show our readers a good time, and to introduce you to some amazing blogs around the web. There's nothing that sounds better in the month of January and lots of holiday bills than some cold hard cash, so that's what I'll be giving one lucky reader. Be sure to follow the instructions since there isn't an entry form, then hop along to the next blog listed for another event until you've went full circle! Good Luck and have a great time!

Monday, December 29, 2014

HeroMe Made For Saving The Play {Review and Giveaway}

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When boredom strikes, there's no fun in sight and your house is filled with despair...who will save the play? It's HeroMe to the rescue! The Booper is all about the play about the play-no trouble! There are times when his playtime is stifled by toys that don't allow for his imagination by having a fixed story line. HeroMe labs offers a way for kids to create their own hero inventing their own story for play! This exciting new online lab offers custom action figure toys designed by the user. Offering a unique play experience the HeroMe Lab is a fun gift idea for the adventurous child.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 
While I'll be off for a few days spending time with my family I wanted to share this fun image of Baymax from Big Hero 6. We took the Booper to see this movie in theaters and it was really great, my husband enjoyed it the most. If you haven't already, you can watch the trailer below and check out all the fun happening on social media. 

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Ready For The Holidays With #CamerasatBestBuy

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The holiday season is upon us! This year don't leave recording your precious holiday memories to chance. I'll never forget the year I forgot to bring my camera along with me to our large family Christmas. Several family members offered to share pictures with me, but let's face it no one will get exactly the shots you're looking for. I was so disappointed later when looking back at the pictures from that year. We didn't get a picture with our whole family. You don't want to make the same mistake that I did, be prepared and bring your own camera. Don't have a digital camera? Best Buy has you covered! There's still time to explore all the best cameras and find one that's right for you. 

Stop Making Your Child's Bed! Zipit Bedding Review

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Have you ever heard the phrases, "sleep tight" or "sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite"? When I was a kid I thought bed bugs were a myth parents told their kids to keep them in bed. I would wrap up in my blankets like a burrito not wanting my toe to pop out from under the covers (at least in the winter time) for fear a bed bug might bite. Isn't it funny how we view things when we're young? Like how making your bed seemed like a waste of time. I never understood the point of making my bed back then. Now that I'm a mom and having to keep house, I realize the torture I put my own mom through every day. I can't remember a time when I thought making my bed was fun. I'm excited for the Booper being only four he loves making his own bed with Zipit Bedding! 

Friday, December 19, 2014

Your Best Holiday Shot With A Canon From Best Buy #HintingSeason

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As an avid scrapbooker and paper crafter I think having great pictures to capture those special memories is where it all starts. At family gatherings we like to joke that we're all paparazzi when it comes to taking pictures of the kids. The great thing about digital photography is you don't have to spend a fortune on film, you can take as many pictures as you like! We're all looking for that perfect shot, and now it's easier than ever with digital imaging and Canon. 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Behind The Scenes at the Dr Pepper Snapple Group #DPSBalance

I was delighted to take part in a virtual conversation with Dr Pepper Snapple Group and The Motherhood. 
While I was compensated for my time, all views and opinions expressed here are my own. 
It was an honor to be invited along with a handful of bloggers to join Dr Pepper Snapple Group and The Motherhood in a virtual conversation. We had the privilege of listening to a presentation given by members of the Dr Pepper Snapple team, and to participate in an open forum where we could ask our questions. I learned it was actually possible to love Dr. Pepper even more than I already did after hearing the heart behind the brand.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Enter For Night at the Museum Gift Package

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Just in time for the holidays the crew is back on the big screen! Are you ready for another adventure with Larry and your favorite magical museum exhibits? We're celebrating Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb by offering a fun chance to win! Check out all the fun and even play some games then be sure to enter for a chance to win the Night at the Museum gift package including a $25 Visa gift card to go see the film in theaters. Coming to theaters December 19th!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Fetching Fun With The Happy's

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What could be more fun than playing fetch with a furry friend? Pets are fun to play with whether they're real or simply a great toy. The Booper loves pets of all kinds and his newest friend is one of The Happy's from Cepia, the makers of ZhuZhu Pets. His lovable new pet's name is Thunder, and his bright blue fur makes him easy to spot zooming across our kitchen floor. Thunder came with his own special treat that will make him wiggle for joy. Each of The Happy's comes with a treat that unlocks a different trick, such as pounce, chase, wiggle or beg! All treats work with any pet, so the more treats you have, the more tricks your pet can do!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Stovetop to Tabletop In Minutes: Idahoan Review and Giveaway

I participated in this event on behalf of Wendy's Bloggers for Idahoan Foods. I received Idahoan products to facilitate my review.
 All views and opinions are my own. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment. 
In the season of being very busy our family still tries to make time for gathering around the table for a sit-down meal. With my husband working lots of overtime and the Booper having after-school programs, I've got to keep my meal planning simple. For being a very picky eater the Booper loves potatoes! Potatoes are delicious and filling, but such a pain to wash and peel. Thankfully, Idahoan offers easy solutions to add potatoes to the menu. 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb [Coming Soon]

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Have you been missing all  your favorite displays? They're back!- along with new friends to join the action! Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb is coming to theaters December 19th, watch Lary (Ben Stiller)and friends as they embark on an adventure to save the magic! Read more about the film and get your first glimpse of the trailer below.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

[Giveaway] Free Baby Merlin's Magic Sleepsuit

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Have A Party With Jingle All The Way 2

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If you are looking for something fun to watch this holiday season, then "Jingle All The Way 2" is the movie for you! On Saturday night, thanks to Fox Insiders I hosted a fun and festive party featuring none other than the "Jingle All The Way 2" movie!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Treasured Holiday Memories {Holiday Sweepstakes}

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With Christmas 2014 approaching this is the time of year when I start to reflect on past holidays and how quickly time flies. It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating baby's first Christmas and now he's four and has a list a mile long for Santa, a man the Booper can't stop talking about. I know I'm like every other doting parent, but I really do have the sweetest kid. The other day while engaging in one of our many MANY talks about Kris Kringle the Booper asked me what we should buy for Santa. I was a bit stunned by the question. I had never thought about giving Santa something. so this will be our first year to set out milk and cookies for Jolly St. Nick.

Gifts For The Grill Master From Dad Gifts {Giveaway}

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Welcome to the 'Tis the Season Giveaways Hop!
This event is brought to you by The Hopping Bloggers & Up All Night Blogging! We are a group of bloggers that specialize in giveaway hops - so stay with us and you will have many chances to win some amazing prizes! Each blogger participating in this hop has a giveaway with a prize value of at least $15 - and some are much more than that! Be sure to visit them all - there is no limit to how many prizes you can win! Good Luck and Have Fun!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Great Christmas $25 Lowe's Gift Card Giveaway

Are you ready for the holidays? Have lots of shopping left before Christmas? I've teamed up with a fab group of bloggers to bring you a fun event where you can hop from blog to blog and enter for over $600 in Prizes! Welcome to the Great Christmas Giveaway!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Frozen Toddler Bed and Chair Giveaway


Welcome to the Disney Frozen Canopy Toddler Bed and Chair Event! 
Everything Mommyhood has teamed up with a handful of bloggers to bring you this fabulous giveaway just in time for the Holidays! Special thanks to our co-hosts Our Piece of Earth, Bayou City Mamas, Metro Detroit Mommy, The Stuff of Success, and Found Frolicking.
Sponsored by Delta Children!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Family Devotions Delivered With The Family Box {Review and Giveaway}

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If there's one thing most families say they want more of- it's time spent together. Life can get so busy and we sometimes push the most important things to the back burner while we get through the week. I know it's so easy to do, since we've been there the last few weeks while my husband was switched to a night shift schedule. We've just been going through the motions of school, work and chores. We rarely have time to sit down as a family and do a devotion. I was delighted to have the opportunity to receive the Family Box to change all that. Family Box is a simple subscription box designed to make family devotions easy and fun for younger children. Exactly what we've been needing! 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Crunchy Snacks, Simple Ingredients {Simply 7 Giveaway}

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Welcome to the Naturally Healthy Giveaway Hop, organized by Happy Mothering, Easy Green Mom and Brittleby’s Corner through the Green Moms Network! To help you keep healthy naturally this winter, our members are offering giveaways to help you prevent and treat potential ailments. After entering my Simply 7 giveaway, be sure to hop around and enter all of the other giveaways listed on the linky at the bottom of this post for your chance to win more naturally healthy giveaways!

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