Ninja Coffee Bar Giveaway

Welcome to the Ninja Coffee Bar Giveaway Event! 
This event is hosted by: The Mommy Island, The Kids Did It and Queen Thrifty
Do you love coffee? Then we're ready to offer the coffee lover's dream event! The Ninja Coffee Bar is creating quite a stir as coffee lovers can enjoy a fresh cup of deliciousness any time of day. Owning a Ninja Coffee Bar like having a coffee shop right in your kitchen and you can be your own barista! 

Second Annual This or That Giveaway Hop

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Welcome to the Second Annual This or That Giveaway Hop!
The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island have joined forces with some great blogs to bring you another fun holiday giveaway event. Hop around to each site to find a giveaway for either a gift card or a prize package! I'm excited to feature two great gift ideas for shoppers this holiday! Check out the construction fun with play sets from Magformers or get organized with Spectrum their gift cards are perfect any time of the year!

Create A Relaxing Space For Your Child With Brentwood Home

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Can you believe we're already so close to another new year? Time really flies and life can seem to move too fast at times, so it's great to slow things down and relax. Children need to have time to relax as well, and creating a special place just for them to be comfortable also benefits their well being. The Booper is now in the first grade and learning to read longer stories. He's started to ask for quiet time to read on his own which as a parent makes me excited. I always try to encourage him to take time to read for enjoyment not just his school work. As a way to spark his excitement for reading we created a nice reading nook for him using the lush products from Brentwood Home. 

Black Friday Book Bonanza Giveaway Hop

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Welcome to the sixth annual Black Friday Book Bonanza Giveaway Hop! 
Hosted by hosted by Marlene at Reading Reality and Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer
Do you love to read? Enjoy reading with your children? Then you're in luck! This event offers readers the chance to hop around and enter lots of great book themed giveaways over the holiday weekend! Check out some new titles from National Geographic Kids and enter the all the giveaways on the hop below! 

What Moms Really Want: A Luvs Invitation & Giveaway

This review was made possible by iConnect and Luvs.  I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are 100% mine.
You've got to hand it to moms they work long hours without breaks and can give everything of themselves for the little ones they love. Did you know nearly 2 in 3 moms have never taken a day completely to themselves? Remembering when the Booper was little, I felt had to do everything for him. He was our first baby and all, but I truly loved just being the one to take care of him. As time marches on I'm learning more and more that I can take a break for myself every once in awhile and still be a great mom. I love being a mom. Also, I love coffee, watching suspenseful movies, looooong uninterrupted showers, hanging out with my adult friends (talking about our kids mostly), reading books without pictures, and not having to share the chocolate! What do you love? Luvs wants to know what makes you smile. They're opening the #WhatULuv conversation with a fun Twitter Party in November. Scroll down to learn more about the party and RSVP, plus grab your entries for a Luvs Prize Package here at The Mommy Island! 

A Shopper's Dream $250 Holiday Cash Giveaway

Happy Thanksgiving! This year flew by and before you know it we’ll be celebrating the New Year. Could you use a little extra holiday cash? You're in luck. We're bringing you a Shopping Spree Cash giveaway where you have the option of choosing between $250 PayPal Cash OR an Amazon E-Gift Card! This event was organized by The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island and sponsored by the awesome bloggers, authors, and Etsy shop owners listed below!

5 Tips For Making Holiday House Guests Feel Welcome In Your Home

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Have you ever had that uncertain feeling of traveling somewhere to stay with family you didn't know very well? I love to travel, but being unsure of where you'll be laying your head at night when you arrive can make you feel a bit uneasy. Before we had kids my husband was in a Christian band, so we would travel to play at different churches. Members of the churches where they played would invite us to stay in their homes. We had such pleasant experiences because we had some really great hosts. A great host is someone who anticipates your needs. Isn't it such a great feeling to know someone put thought and care into your visit? I appreciate being pampered by the little things when I'm a guest in someone's home, so I try to do the same for our house guests. Here's just a few of my simple ideas. Perhaps you could add some to the list? Feel free to share your ideas in the comments! 

Second Annual Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway Hop

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Welcome to the Second Annual Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway Event! 
The Kids Did It and I have teamed up with over 100 amazing sites to bring you another fun way to stuff those stockings this holiday season! Hop around to more than 100 giveaways featuring great gift ideas for the whole family. Discover new brands and blogs as you hop along, and don't forget to come back daily for bonus entries. Let me be the first to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Your Body In Space: Answers Every Kid Wants To Know

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Of all the questions, kids always seem to ask about using the toilet in space. I know the Booper has asked me that question before among several other funny questions about astronauts. I don't know all the answers, so To Burp Or Not To Burp is the perfect book for explaining how your body works in space. Learn more about this fun title for kids below and enter for a chance to win a copy for your little explorer! 

Sweet Holiday Memories With Christmas Forest

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My Sweet Holiday Memory
Isn't it strange how a certain scent can spark a memory and cause us to feel all sorts of emotions and take our mind right back to a time and place? I'm blessed to say my childhood was full of happy times so now my memories of that time make me happy especially when I think of Christmas. I grew up living about four miles outside of our small city, and it was a wonderful place to live. Just down the road from our home was a Christmas tree farm where they grew many different types of pine trees that would later be harvested for Christmas trees. It was our family tradition for my dad to take my sister and I to go pick out our tree. We didn't have far to go, so mom would get the living room ready and she always had hot chocolate waiting when we got back. I remember a couple of times we came home with a ginormous tree my mom would roll her eyes at my dad as he would say, "it looked shorter outside" and we would all laugh. Sometimes we would pop popcorn to string and hang as a garland on our tree or we might just hang our ornaments, but every year our home would be full of the fresh aroma of pine. A time or two my mom asked my dad to also pick out a fresh pine wreath to hang outside and my dad would ask the farmers which wreath was freshly made.

Create Treasured Season's Greetings With Snapfish

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Silly moments in time captured by a photograph are a thing to treasure. Living several states away from my husband's side of the family we love to stay in touch with them on social media, however we miss the personal contact. With our four nieces growing up so far away we love to hear from them at any time. There's nothing quite like receiving an unexpected piece of snail mail from someone you love especially when you open that envelope to see their smiling face.

Bundle Up For Outdoor Play With Gear From Sierra Trading Post

This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic.
Winter is coming! I have my favorite parts of every season, and for winter I love to play outside with the Booper. He is such an active little boy and needs to get his energy out. Playing outdoors is vitally important for every child. Getting to play outside is a great way for kids to reduce stress and get their natural source of Vitamin D. A child's need for outdoor play doesn't change just because the seasons have changed, so you have to bundle them up against the elements with quality winter gear. If your child is growing as fast as mine, you're probably needing to update their winter coat. Sierra Trading Post is a great place to buy their cold weather gear. Check out their current shipping deal and enter a $250 giveaway below. 

The Mommy Island 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Welcome to The Mommy Island's annual Holiday Gift Guide! 
Are you making a list and checking it twice? Even Santa's helpers need help finding the perfect gift sometimes, so we're here to help you discover great gift ideas for the whole family!
I've teamed up The Kids Did It to share our favorites for stuffing your stockings and making your holidays special in 2016.

Let Sleeping Babies Stay Asleep With TempTraq

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of TempTraq for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

One evening not too long ago our baby girl started acting strange. She was sitting still. Very unusual behavior for our one year old. She never seems to stop moving, so when she said "UP!" so my husband would pick up and set her on the couch with him I figured she would want right back down. That's a fun game she likes to play, up and down, up and down...all evening. However, on that particular night she sat next to her daddy and didn't move. She leaned into him and within minutes she dozed off to sleep. I walked into the room and was commenting on how sweet she looked and my husband didn't return my smiles, he looked concerned. "She feels really hot." he said while feeling her forehead. "A fever?" I asked, immediately walking over to feel her sweet face for myself. Before my hand even touched her skin I could feel the heat radiating from her skin. Another fever. 

Discover What Pets Do When Their Family Is Away! The Secret Life Of Pets Coming Soon To Blu-Ray

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Do you ever wonder what your pets do when you're not at home? I know I've sat and wondered what our furbaby Luna does while we're away. I'm excited to have a new trailer to share today. It’s for THE SECREFT LIFE OF PETS, the new movie from the humans behind DESPICABLE ME! Check out the trailer and enter for a chance to win a copy of this title on Bluray! 

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