2018 Back To School Shopping Guide


There are so many ways you can spend your money, but when it comes to spending money on our kids I never feel bad about spending towards their education. As the Booper goes off to school each day, there's a sense of satisfaction in knowing I'm doing all I can to give him a great start in life. There are lots and lots of great products for heading back to school so we're sharing a few you might not know about. When making your shopping list you'll want to see if these brands would be a good fit for your family! Click on the links below to read more about each one, some will have giveaways too!

School Lunches Are A Snap With Delicious Pic's Peanut Butter

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With our son being back in school it seems like we're flying through our peanut butter supply. I'm not sure what happens at school all day but he comes home ravenously hungry. Thank goodness we have some Pic's Peanut Butter to stop the hangry monster from roaring his mouth is too busy munching down a sandwich. We prefer the taste of natural peanut butter and Pic's Really Good Peanut Butter is my husband's favorite. I'm a creamy peanut butter fan, but the rest of my family seems to like crunchy better. Learn more about Pic's Peanut Butter and enter for a chance to win some for your family below.

My Gift Stop Is Perfect For Discovering Gifts For The Best Teacher! {Giveaway}

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A lot of parents are breathing a sigh of relief as their kids go back to school and the fridge is no longer being raided by the summertime munchies. Just as we set back into our school routines, teachers are marching back to the front lines of learning. Teaching children isn't an easy job, but to those teachers who truly have a passion for education, it's a calling! When your child has an amazing teacher you may find yourself looking for ways to shower them with your gratitude for all that they do to go above and beyond just working at a school. When you find yourself looking for a way to pamper a teacher (or anyone) you'll want to visit My Gift Stop.

Silikids Is Helping Busy Parents Stay Caffeinated For Back To School

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Being a parent is a full-time job and for me, it requires some caffeine to get moving in the morning. As we transition to our school schedule, I'm leaning on my coffee to help me get us all out the door on time. We have a fifteen-minute drive to school every day so sipping on my coffee is a nice way to enjoy the ride and chat with the kids about their plans for the day and upcoming events. Having a cute to-go cup from GoSili is just one more reason to smile when I see my coffee! Check out the new printed designs from GoSili and enter for a chance to win one of your own.

Stuck On You Gets An A+ For Back To School

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We're in our second week of school. The Booper was not thrilled to go back, but he still loves shopping for supplies. It's funny how much of a difference a personalized lunch box can make! His school requires every individual supply to be labeled so we like to get sticker labels to make it simple. He has to keep shoes in his locker for gym class so they have a label. Scissors? Label. Pencils? Label. Backpack? Label. It's great being able to peel and stick labels on all his gear in just a few minutes of time, as a bonus he loves the cute designs. Helping him have every confidence on his first day of the third grade means everything to me! Check out the labels and all the back to school gear available at Stuck On You and find out why they love your unique name.

Unleash Your Creativity With Books From Thunder Bay Press

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Zombies, Star Wars, and Hidden Images oh my! It's time for you to unleash your creativity with the help of these fun titles from Thunder Bay Press. Busy your hands with some spooky cross-stitching or go round and round to discover a beautiful city image with one of these crafty books. These all look exciting to me, but I think I'd like to try my hand at the Spiroglyphics. Which one would you reach for first? Share your favorite title with me in the comments and enter for a chance to win below!

Clever Storage For Crafters From Thirty-One Gifts Get Creative!

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I love paper crafting. I always have a few projects going and I love to take along my gear so I can scrapbook with friends. Storage for ongoing projects like scrapbooking can sometimes be a challenge. Are you a crafter looking for a way to store your projects easily? Then the new Get Creative portable storage line from Thirty-One Gifts was designed with you in mind. Take a look at the new Get Creative products below and enter for a chance to win!

Lots Of Smiles With The Step2 Hot Wheels Extreme Thrill Coaster {Giveaway}


Welcome to the Step2 Hot Wheels Extreme Thrill Coaster Giveaway!
Do you have a little Hot Wheels fan? They’re going to race to play with the Hot Wheels Extreme Thrill Coaster from Step2! Smiles all around as they zoom down the coaster and run back to go again and again.

Fill Your Cup With A&W For National Root Beer Float Day!

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Everyone goes back to school at different times, but here in Southern Indiana, our kids are about to return to school at the beginning of August. Knowing that our free summer days are winding down we've been trying to fit in as much fun as we can. After receiving our party kit from A&W the kids were begging for a Root Beer Float party, and I was happy to oblige! The simple flavors of A&W Root Beer with a scoop of ice cream are just the ticket for fun on a warm summer day. Did you know August 6th is National Root Beer Float Day? That foamy goodness will make you smile anytime but today is a call for us all to join in on the fun.

Gifts For Guys Made Easy With Happy Cards #PickUpHappy

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It's crazy how fast time flies. We're already in August and since I finished my back to school shopping for our son, I've started thinking of holiday shopping. Having a gift closet with shelves high enough my kids can't see, I like to shop year-round for gifts. My kids are easy to buy for and I pick up things they'll like when they're on clearance. My mom and sister are also easy to buy gifts for, we all seem to like the same things. When it comes to buying gifts for my dad and husband the shopping inspiration comes to a halt. I rarely buy things ahead for them, I tend to grab something random last minute because I'm out of ideas. Now gift-buying for guys is easy since I discovered Happy Cards conveniently available at Kroger stores!

Heavy Duty Tub O' Towels Giveaway

Do you have heavy duty messes? Then you may be looking for a better cleaning wipe to help clean those messes easily. I've joined with a great group of bloggers to bring you this giveaway for a fabulous cleaning package from Tub O' Towels! Read all about it and enter for your chance to win below, don't forget to let them know you entered at The Mommy Island!

Making Mex In My New Mealthy MultiPot

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Several of my mom friends have been raving on Facebook about their new pressure cooker multi pots and I wondered if it was worth all the space of having another countertop appliance. We have very limited space in our kitchen so I don't like having appliances that I'm not going to use more than once a year. When the opportunity came to try the Mealthy Multipot I thought here's your chance to see if it's worth its space and if it could live up to the hype. I jumped in, and here's what happened...

Children Enjoy The Beautiful Outdoors With Teepee Joy! {Giveaway}

If your kids are anything like mine they never want to come inside. With a fun Teepee to play in it would be next to impossible to keep them indoors which is a great way to spend their summer break! I've joined up with some great bloggers to offer you the chance to win an adorable Teepee Joy set! Check out all the details and enter below.

Make Bedtime Reading Count With These Two Preschool Board Books

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Our 2-year-old loves to mimic me while playing. She loves to count so I will randomly count objects with her while I'm doing chores. I've also been working with her to learn her one-to-one correspondence with several little manipulatives like her toy bird nest counters. Early on she seemed to understand and has been counting toys and saying her numbers with me. At bedtime, we've been able to review the great new skills she's learning with two new preschool counting books. Check out these adorable board books below and enter for a chance to win them for your early learner!

Explore The JAWsome World Of Sharks With National Geographic Kids Books

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Have you ever wanted to have a close encounter with a shark? Some of us may never have the opportunity to experience the thrill of seeing a live shark, but National Geographic Kids offers us the chance to see beautiful images of sharks in their natural habitat. While on our honeymoon, we visited an aquarium in Cancun, Mexico and I'll never forget getting to "pet" a sand shark for the first time. While it was a very small shark it was the first one I touched and I'll never forget the experience. These fascinating creatures bring lots of excitement and fear so during the week of shark frenzy is the perfect time to help your children learn more about sharks with National Geographic Kids. Learn more about their newest title and enter for a chance to win all six of these JAWsome books!

Shark Party Time At Thirty-One Gifts In July!

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Caring about more than just making awesome products, Thirty-One is a family of individuals who share a passion for empowering women, and who are committed to celebrating, encouraging and
rewarding others for who they are. Now they're inviting all shark lovers to enjoy this limited time Shark Party print and personalize your favorite products with an Icon-It they offer a Shark, Starfish, and even a Whale! Whatever floats your boat! You can personalize a Thirty-One Deluxe Utility Tote to match your style. The Deluxe and Large Utility Totes from Thirty-One Gifts are perfect for keeping all those shark toys contained or for carrying in snacks for your hungry crew to devour!

Princess Awesome Offers The Perfect Pattern For Shark Fans #GirlsDeservePockets

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I'm thrilled to join the frenzy of the upcoming week of shark fest and spread the love for these fascinating creatures. We hope you’ll be FIN-spired too and take some time to learn more about sharks and their habitats. We’ve put together a fun selection of great shark-themed products from sponsors that love sharks too. Go ahead, dive in and read all about our sponsors and join the shark craze this week with us!

Some Like It Popped! Gary Poppins Popcorn Review

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Summer break hasn't held much of a break for us this year. We have several major things going on in our family; we're house-hunting, we're renovating our current home, we've taken 4 trips so far, and I'm purging our house for a down-size. Being a child of the 80's I still do thing old-school and can't give up my pen and paper. I love having notebooks in my purse and I jot things down while I'm on the phone because if I don't I WILL forget! I've been engrossed in all of this planning and the constant movement of contractors and phone calls I have to grab my snacks on the go. We received The Best Of Gary Poppins Popcorn Variety 10-Pack conveniently packed in small bags ready to be opened and enjoyed (while I was waiting on-hold) or anytime! 

Gary Poppins Popcorn is handcrafted in small batches right here in the USA and packed fresh from the popper to be shipped. I could taste the freshness and really enjoyed trying each of the flavors included in the variety pack. Unfortunately, I couldn't keep my family from noticing the colorful bags of popcorn and I had to share. We each found our own favorite flavor so now we know what to order next. 
Time for some serious snacking. When I really want to spark my creative side I like to pull out my serious notebook and for some serious snacking I pulled out the White Cheddar Jalapeno popcorn. This batch of handcrafted popcorn had some serious kick! My husband and I both really liked this flavor I let him try a bite or two then I kept the bowl to myself. He's the one that likes to kick up the spices and pour on the hot sauce so I laughed at him when he reached for his water bottle. 
Don't mess with a classic. The Classic Cheddar flavor was loved by our whole family especially our kids. Both the Booper and Sassy Girl crave all things Cheese and this batch was a cheese lover's dream come true. Which reminds me of the delightfully crunchy Classic Caramel flavor. One of my favorites from when I was a kid. My mom used to make homemade caramel and drizzle over our freshly popped popcorn when we were bored with regular popcorn. Using sweet creamery butter and brown sugar the fine folks at Gary Poppins Popcorn have made this classic anything but boring! 
Double-up on delicious! When it's time to unwind from all our planning, phone calls and list-making I like to kick back and watch a good movie with some popcorn. Gary Poppins Popcorn is popped and ready to eat so there's no waiting for entertainment just open the bag and push play. Indulgent is the word I would use to describe the Caramel Cheddar Kettle flavor. It's like the power-house of popcorn giving you all your favorite flavors in one bag. Each bite offers a new mix of sweet and salty making it a crowd pleaser. 
Creamery Butter. This flavor actually surprised me the most. I fully expected to have a hand full of greasy butter after grabbing a bite, however, it was light and not greasy at all. The creamy butter flavor was there without the need to wash your hands between each bite. My daughter confiscated this bag from me so sadly I only took two bites before she said, "thanks mom" as if I had opened the bag just for her. 

Kettle Corn. The Booper took over the bag of this flavor and let me know it was, "the best." in his opinion. I dare not try to reach towards his bag as he's a ferocious snack machine. At 8-years-old his stomach seems to be a bottomless pit this summer. It was nice to see him snack on a bag of Gary Poppins popcorn knowing it's made with whole grain, non-GMO corn. 

I do like it popped, especially when it's popped by Gary Poppins! My family really enjoyed the flavors in The Best Of Gary Poppins Variety Pack, but next time I would like to try some of their other batches like the Coffee, Cinnamon, Kettle. I've never had coffee flavored popcorn before! 

Once a week, through August 31st, 2018, Gary Poppins will be giving away (1) The Best Of Gary Poppins Collection single serve 10-pack to one lucky winner. This variety pack contains 6 of our most popular flavors including, Caramel, Cheddar, Kettle and more! Increase your chances to win by liking them on social media and referring as many friends as possible to enter the contest. There is no limit to the number of referral entries, so tell everyone you know!



2018 JAWSOME Cash Giveaway

You could win big during our $250 Shark Week Cash giveaway event! You have the option of choosing between $250 PayPal Cash OR a Gift Card of choice! This event was organized by The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island and sponsored by JAWSOME bloggers, authors, and Etsy shop owners! Dive right in and swim with the sharks during our July Cash Giveaway Event!

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ONE entrant will be selected from the entry form to win $250 PayPal cash OR a $250 gift card of choice. Open for entry WW, 18 years and older from 07/05/18 at 12:01 a.m. ET thru 07/29/18 at 11:59 p.m. ET. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. A winner will be chosen after/around July 30, 2018. The winner will have 24 hours to respond to notification email to claim their prize or a new winner will be selected. See Rafflecopter for official rules. The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island are responsible for sending the winner their prize via PayPal or e-gift card. The winner has the option of choosing between PayPal and an e-gift card of choice. Prize may be less than $250 if you choose a gift card with fees. *We are not affiliated with the Discovery Channel*

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Harvey Street Kids Series Premiers On Netflix June 29th!

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Are you ready for mud puddles and the defenders of the greatest block on the planet? Harvey Street Kids is available starting today only on NETFLIX! This fun original series from DreamWorks is celebrating the mischief and mayhem surrounding the girls that love their street. We enjoyed our delightful ice cream sundae kit showcasing the characters and we look forward to watching this highly anticipated new series. Watch the trailer below and check out some of the cool Harvey Street Kids gear we received.

Get Your Kicks On Movie Night With Alex & Me Coming To Blu-Ray!

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Do you have a soccer player in the family? Then they're going to love your next family movie night when you bring home Alex & Me on Blu-Ray available June 19th! Read more about this soccer-packed movie below and enter for a chance to win a copy for your family!

5 Things Moms (Or Anyone) Can Do While Listening To Audiobooks!

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I'm always teasing my husband about not being a good multi-tasker. He is single-task oriented and laser-driven and I always have several things going at once. Yet I somehow always end up wishing for more time in my day for things I enjoy. June is Audiobook month and there's no better time to multi-task and listen to a great book with Audiobooks.com! Check out 5 activities you can do while listening to an audiobook and enter for a chance to win a One-Year Subscription to Audiobooks.com!

Get Your Kids Off The Couch With Laser X Micro Blasters!

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If there's one thing I can't stand hearing my 8-year-old say it's, "I'm bored." Hearing him whine about being bored literally makes my eye twitch. Now that school is out for summer break I've caught him on the couch vegging out with the tv when it's gorgeous outside. I won't have it. Growing up my mom never let us watch tv on a beautiful day we were sent outside to entertain ourselves and I want my kids to get outside and enjoy their time too. We recently received the Laser X Micro Blasters for review and we had a great time putting them to the test. 

Safety 1st HD WiFi Baby Monitor Giveaway


Welcome to the Safety 1st Baby Monitor Giveaway!  This event is organized by Africa's Blog and hosted on several sites. If you have a baby on the way or you need a better way to monitor your little one then check out this model by Safety 1st and enter for a chance to win! 

Perfect Father's Day Gifts For Your Super Dad!

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Welcome to our 2018 Father's Day Gift Guide for Super Dads! 
My own dad is a hard working man that taught me a lot about the gift of time spent helping people. Dad has always helped others when he could and by his example, I learned the best gift of all is spending your time with your family and friends. These gift ideas are all about time spent with the ones you love. I've teamed up with The Kids Did It to share some fun gift ideas for dads, and we think your hero is going to love them! Take a look at the men's gift ideas below and enter for a chance to win them. 

A Better Start With Culturelle Women's Healthy Balance #BeGoodInside

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This year I decided I wouldn't make a resolution to lose weight or go on a diet, I just wanted to make small changes to help my overall health. As a long-time procrastinator, I kept putting off my health until the next day then that would turn into the next week. My biggest weakness has always been breakfast foods. I love biscuits and gravy, bacon, sausage, hashbrowns, and donuts! All those greasy foods that were weighing me down and causing me to drag through my morning and day. Once I started my day with a bad choice it was so easy to just keep making poor choices throughout the rest of my day. I've found that when I start my day off with a good choice I tend to keep making better choices. Soon those good choices have turned into my morning routine, and man I've been feeling so much better! 

Entenmann's Little Bites Banana Muffins Knock It Out Of The Park

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As this school year comes to an end, our school is trying to squeeze in as many programs, field trips and events as possible and we are on the go go go. Most of our plans outside of school revolve around ball games and time spent at the ballpark. The Booper is 8-years-old and playing in a pitching machine league and I have to say he's turned into a real slugger. So far he hasn't been able to knock it out of the park, but he's hit the ball to the fences a few times helping his team score some runs. When packing his ball bag he usually takes his large water bottle and a small snack. Made with real bananas Entenmann’s® Little Bites® Banana Muffins are a delicious flavor that knocks it out of the park every time!

Girl Power! Daphne & Velma on Blu-ray from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Being a child of the 80's, I grew up watching Scooby-Doo. I loved watching the whole gang solving mysteries and unmasking the bad guys. Identifying more with Velma I loved how she used her brains to help solve the case but somehow it always took the whole team to complete the chase. Now girls can celebrate their favorite BFF duo as they watch Daphne and Velma solve cases on their own in this new movie from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment! Learn more about this new release and enter for a chance to win a copy for your next Girl's Movie Night!

Run Late In Style With The Jones Watch by Folsom & Co.

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With kids, being on time is tough. When I had my first, I found that I was at least five minutes late to everything, no matter how early I started to get everyone ready. Now that we have a toddler AND a baby, keeping track of the day of the week, let alone the hour of the day, is almost impossible. Maybe it is because of our chaotic lives or maybe it is because we rely too heavily on our cell phones, but my husband and I haven’t had a watch for a few years. Therefore, when we received Jones watches from Folsom & Co., we couldn’t believe how much we missed them.

All Aboard! Get Your Ticket For Family Fun At Ovation Brands’ Restaurants

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Ovation Brands’ portfolio of restaurants Old Country Buffet, Ryan’s, Hometown Buffet, Country Buffet – and Furr’s Fresh Buffet are rolling out a new Family Night promotion featuring the popular game, Ticket to Ride. This board game, which is also digitally available, can be learned in under 15 minutes while providing players with intense strategic and tactical decisions every turn. Players collect cards of various types of train cars they then use to claim railway routes in North America. The longer the routes, the more points they earn. Additional points come to those who fulfill Destination Tickets – goal cards that connect distant cities; and to the player who builds the longest continuous route.

Beach Ready With Summer Essentials From Thirty-One

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Welcome to our 3rd Annual Life Is A Beach Giveaway Hop!
Amanda from The Kids Did It and I are excited to offer our readers another chance to discover some great blogs while entering for fabulous prizes. This year The Mommy Island is celebrating all the awesomeness of visiting the beach and to help it's Thirty-One Gifts! Their new Summer Essentials line is colorful and so useful! Check out their new line of products and patterns and enter for a chance to win the Sand N' Shore Thermal Tote and Summer Days Towel!

Breast Feeding Care Package Giveaway!

I've BF both of my kids, and both times were completely different. I struggled to get a good latch with my son and had to pump exclusively due to him being "tongue-tied." Then with my daughter, it was easy peasy and I barely used my pump at all. Whether you're planning to pump exclusively or if you want it for relief and building your back up supply, you don't want to be stuck pumping for hours. I definitely recommend an electric pump! 

Are you searching for a great breast pump that's also affordable? If so, then look no further than the Lansinoh SmartPump!

Breast pumping goes high-tech with Lansinoh's Smartpump Double Electric Breast Pump. This double breast pump has two sizes of flanges to choose from to best fit your breasts. There are three customizable pumping styles as well as two-phase technology to help mom achieve let-down and then transition to expression mode that mimics baby's feeding style. The suction also has eight varying levels. In addition to these many features, the electric breast pump has Bluetooth technology to transmit and track information related to pumping, such as average duration. Every breastfeeding mom needs one of these pumps!

How To Trick the Tooth Fairy Children's Book Will Make Them Smile

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Being 8-years-old the Booper is currently missing his front tooth and the other is very loose. Back when he was younger, he got nervous when his older cousin started losing teeth and he wondered if his own teeth would fall out. We had to have a long talk about the process and the thought of the Tooth Fairy helped him get past his fear of losing teeth. Losing baby teeth is a stage every child has to go through and this adorable book will help you bridge the topic in a fun way! Learn more about the book How to Trick the Tooth Fairy and enter for a chance to win the fun Tooth Fairy Prize Package!

Connect With Your Kids And Watch The Peter Rabbit Movie

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My kids are always excited when we receive packages, and I was excited that I was able to share the fun of opening a Peter Rabbit themed package with them. Our package was full of gardening goodies and some adorable character themed items as well. My daughter LOVES Mopsy and my son was excited about more seeds to plant in our garden. Admittedly, I think this movie had a huge impact on my son's sudden full throttle interest in planting a garden. He's always loved gardening, but his interest really spiked this year. As the Booper has gotten older he doesn't share as much with me and tends to want more separation and time with friends. Having our garden this year has helped us bond again with our common goal, plus after sweating in the garden we can come inside to watch Peter Rabbit and share lots of laughs!

Magicube Play Set Giveaway

Does your child love to play with blocks? Today over at Thrifty Nifty Mommy, Janessa is sharing about a brand of magnetic building blocks that are new to the US - Magicube by Geomag, from the Geomagworld brand! They are fun, colorful blocks that are enjoyable to a broad range of ages!

I've teamed up with Janessa today to offer our readers a chance to win this fun building block set - the Magicube by Geoworld Safari Park Set! Learn more about these fun play sets and enter for your chance to win below.

Bring On The May Flowers With Our $250 Cash Giveaway!

It's time for planting flowers and taking a second glance at your home's curb appeal. Are you hoping to update your flower beds or perhaps you have other plans for May? Whatever you're working on this month you could win big during our $250 Bring On the MAY Flowers Cash giveaway event! You have the option of choosing between $250 PayPal Cash OR a Gift Card of choice! This event was organized by The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island and sponsored by awesome bloggers, authors, and Etsy shop owners! Kick off your shoes and relax while you enter to win our May Cash event. Don't forget to visit daily for bonus entries!

Grill Like An Expert With The Char-Broil Great Book Of Grilling!

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With summer just around the corner, we've had our windows open to let in some fresh air. In the evening, around dinner time, we've been smelling all of our neighbor's BBQ as it wafts in through the open windows. My mouth waters when I can smell their food cooking on the grill. My husband loves to grill and I love when he does too. He's great at trying new marinades and techniques for making his food better each time. Char-Broil has made it easy for grill enthusiasts to try new things by putting together 300 tasty grilling recipes to delight your family!

Showers Of Baby Gifts Giveaway

We are getting ready to welcome a new baby in my extended family. My cousin is expecting her first baby, and we couldn't be more excited. At Thrifty Nifty Mommy, Janessa is getting ready to welcome her 5th baby within the next few weeks. To celebrate his upcoming arrival, I've teamed up with Janessa and a few other bloggers to bring our readers a fabulous baby-themed prize package, valued at over $450!

Seek And Find Bigfoot With These Fun Children's Books!

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Welcome to the May I Suggest Giveaway Hop! This event is hosted by Stuck In Books and joined by several great blogs wanting to share their latest favorite book. I can't wait to share more about the books I'm suggesting so read on and hop around for chances to win some new titles for your bookshelf!

Oozing Fun For Those Who Dare To Play ZITS EWWW

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Warning: This post contains gross and possibly disgusting content, this review will make you go "Ewww!" Read at your own risk! Are your kids fascinated with slime? What is it that draws kids to things that might repulse their parents? There's a new delightfully disgusting game that your kids are going to want to play, it's Zits Ewww pop n' play pimples!

Beautiful Flowers For A Beautiful Mother {$75 Teleflora Giveaway}


Mother's Day is a beautiful time for many. It's a special day that we can honor the woman who we call mom and sometimes it's a day to honor the woman who stepped into that role in your life. I know I like when my family thinks of me and brings something beautiful to brighten our home and fill our space with a sweet fragrance. It's Free At Last had the chance to receive an arrangement from Teleflora. Read more about her personal experience and see some of the gorgeous Mother's Day special flower arrangements available from Teleflora.

Little Tikes Big Digger Sandbox Giveaway

Welcome to the BestofMachinery.com giveaway! Best Of Machinery is delighted to offer a fun giveaway for families. They've chosen a prize that will help your budding engineers, contractors, developers, and architects ignite their passion for machinery with this fun sandbox from Little Tikes. Learn more about all the best tools and machines at Best Of Machinery and be sure to enter for the prize below. 

Cuddle Up For Some Toddler Reading Time

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If there's one thing I can count on, it's that my toddler is going to be busy. She is 2-years-old and loves exploring everything in our house (thank goodness for child-safety locks!) If I want her to sit still for more than a second I have to find an activity that draws her in. Ever since she was a baby she has loved books. I could read out loud to her and she would be captivated. Now she has to hold the book and turn the pages, but she still loves our reading time. We've been enjoying the newest addition to her bookshelf "You're My Little Cuddle Bug" by Nicola Edwards.

Moms Can Find "Me" Time With Audiobooks {Giveaway}

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I'm thrilled to join The Kids Did It along with some other great bloggers that enjoy some quality "Me" time to offer you the chance to win a year of reading from Audiobooks.com! There's nothing like being able to sit back and enjoy a good read, but as a busy work from home mom, I don't have much time for sitting still. I love that audiobooks can go with me and I can listen while I do chores around the house or travel in my truck. Listening to a great book can help me feel relaxed but it can also help me feel connected to the outside world. Take a Mommy Time-Out and enjoy a good book any time with Audiobooks.com!

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