Thursday, April 24, 2014

zulily sales

Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

There are some great sales on zulily this week.  I thought I would let you know about a few!

Thursday, April 24th

Let me know if you find anything you like!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Nuby Gator Grip Pop-up Sipper Review

E loves her Nuby Gator Grip Pop-up Sipper.  She has the pink/purple color combination which makes it easy to see wherever we go.   We take it on picnics, to soccer games, baseball games, small group and usually with us whenever we are on the go.  It is easy for her to grip and use.  I like the pop-up spout because it keeps the sipper from leaking and it teaches her how to use a big girl water bottle.

At C's baseball game

Easy to grip and easy to use

While it can be hard to watch our babies grow up, it is nice to have products that help them do just that!

Read more about the Nuby Gator Grip Pop-up Sipper below.

According to Nuby
 - 2 years +
 - 15oz/450ml
 - Pop-up spout
 - Free flow
 - Fun, bright colors
 - Perfect for on the go drinking

The Nuby Gator Grip Pop-up Sipper is available in various color combinations and can be purchased at the following retailers:,,, Target, Walmart, TJ Maxx, and Sears.

Thanks Nuby for another awesome product!  Remember you can connect with Nuby on facebook, twitter, instagram, and pinterest as well. 

Disclosure:  I did not receive any compensation for this post, although as part of this program I may receive items to sample or review.  All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Kids Academy App for Preschoolers

I recently downloaded the Kids Academy App for preschoolers.  D and E have really been enjoying the games.  This app is great because it allows children to learn in a fun and engaging way at their own pace.  Preschool basics such as letters and numbers are presented in a fun environment that encourages learning.  I love that my kids are learning correct letter and number formation in writing while having colorful graphics and encouragement along the way.  They cannot help but smile when it tells them Good Job!  And my kids love collecting fireflies in a jar as they master tracing and increase their fine motor skills.  I think sometimes they forget they are learning they are having so much fun.  I think this is a great tool for getting ready to read and I would recommend it.

Check out the full App and download it here.  Please let me know what you think too.

Disclosure: Thanks so much to Sverve and Kids Academy  for selecting me to participate in this campaign.  Compensation was provided.  All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

He Is Risen - Happy Easter

 The flowered cross

I hope you had a wonderful Easter!  It is such a fabulous time to reflect on everything that Jesus did for us!  Our church has a wonderful tradition of flowering the cross every year and making it so beautiful.  We also made our traditional Resurrection Rolls but I didn't get photos this year (check out the post I did on them last year here).

The kids

Baby F was all tuckered out after church.

Yesterday we were able to take the kids on a egg hunt and then dye eggs.  We just had an all around great weekend.

D excited for the hunt

E and F getting ready

 A and B with their eggs

 C and his basket

 D even posed with the Easter Bunny

 Some of the eggs we made.  We dyed 4 dozen!

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Amazing Spiderman 2 Discussion Guide Review & Giveaway

I recently was given the opportunity to review The Amazing Spiderman 2 Discussion Guide and I am so glad that I did.  This guide is packed full of information and a great resource for families.  It not only discusses Spiderman and the choices and decisions he makes but it has great questions to get your children thinking about sacrifice and living a life that counts (both things I want my children to do).  It is an easy way to engage kids and start conversations on some serious topics.  I love things that challenge my kids and have them think of others, definitely worth the read if you have the chance.

Read more about this guide below and enter to win a Spiderman 2 prize pack.

 C and I in our Spider gear!

Spider Stevie Dog!

About the Family Discussion Guide 
The discussion guide for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a great resource for families to discuss a range of important themes that include the relationship between personal choices and destiny, living a life that counts, sacrificing yourself in service to others, and the nature of power.  This guide will help parents start (or continue) conversations with their children that will inspire them to think outside themselves and challenge them to live lives that matter. The conversations that will result from using this guide will reveal that even the most explosive summer blockbuster can leave lasting, positive impacts on its young viewers.

About Spiderman 
We've always known that Spider-Man's most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2™, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.

Ready for a giveaway?  One of you will win a Spiderman 2 prize pack.  Just enter below and good luck!

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Disclosure:  Many thanks to Propeller, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Purex No Sort Detergent Review, Sweepstakes & Giveaway

I was just introduced to the one of the coolest Purex products, Purex no sort!  This detergent features a breakthrough anti-color-transfer technology which traps loose dyes in the wash and prevents them from settling onto other fabrics.  So basically it leaves your clothes bright and clean without color bleeding accidents! 

 My bottle of Purex No Sort

 Adding the detergent, it is a nice blue color!

Here Goes Nothing!  You can see I have all different colors in this load including pinks and whites.

 Three pieces I normally wouldn't wash together but I did in Purex No Sort.

I am so impressed!  Our clothes came out clean and bright and there was absolutely no bleeding from one fabric to another.

 Happy Baby F!

I will definitely continue to add this into our family's laundry care routine.  This is a detergent that everyone will be able to use and I can leave the worries of bleeding colors behind as well as extra laundry loads!

In short, Purex No Sort helps keeps dyes from transferring onto other fabrics, simplifies your routine with fewer loads and has the same bright, clean performance I have come to expect with Purex.  What a winner!  You can check out all the details of Purex No Sort here.

I have some more information to share as well.  A new sweepstakes has launched, The Rules Have Changed with New Purex No Sort for Colors Detergent Sweepstakes - that is a mouthful!  And the prize is awesome.  Enter for your chance to win $1,000 and a year's supply of this game-changing NEW detergent, so you too can avoid those extra laundry loads.  Check out the sweepstakes and enter here and good luck!

Ready for a giveaway?  I am giving one reader a $10 Walmart gift card.  This is so that you can try Purex No Sort detergent for yourself.   Enter below and good luck!

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Disclosure:  Thanks so much to the Purex Insiders program for allowing me to be a part of this campaign and providing information about this Sweepstakes and a sample of the New Purex No Sort for my review!  As part of this campaign I am eligible to win prizes!  I also want to note that it is recommended that strongly colored fabrics or new pieces of clothings be washed (especially jeans) separately at least 5 times before doing a mixed color load with Purex No Sort detergent.  I was sent coupons for this giveaway and somehow misplaced them :(.  I am giving away a $10 gift card out of my own pocket so that one reader can try this awesome detergent for themselves!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Purex Crystals Fabulously Fresh Review, Sweepstakes and Giveaway

Have you heard of the Limited Edition Purex Crystals Fabulously Fresh?  I was given a chance to try it recently as part of the Purex Insiders program.  I am already a fan of Purex and their Crystals so I was excited to try out this new scent.

My bottle of Purex Crystals Fabulously Fresh

Check out the fresh, green color of the crystals themselves.

Adding them straight into my load.  I love that you just add them in, no hassle.

I really enjoyed the scent of my clothes after using these Crystals.  I hate to sound cliche but they smelled fabulously fresh.  I suppose that is how they came up with the name.  And the fact that you can use them on all loads including athletic wear and children's sleepwear is pretty amazing.  With six young children, it is nice to have laundry products that are safe to use on their clothing as well as David's running gear.  

I have some more information to share as well.  A new sweepstakes has launched, The Bring on Spring with a Fabulously Fresh Wardrobe Sweepstakes.  And the prize is awesome.  Enter for your chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree and a year's supply of Limited Edition Purex Crystals Fabulously Fresh.  Check out the sweepstakes and enter here and good luck!

Ready for a giveaway?  Three readers will each win a Free product coupon for Purex Crystals Limited Edition Fabulously Fresh (Max value $6 and expiration 9/1/14).  Enter below and good luck!

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Disclosure:  Thanks so much to the Purex Insiders program for allowing me to be a part of this campaign and providing information about this Sweepstakes and a sample of the New Purex Limited Edition Fabulously Fresh Crystals for my review!  As part of this campaign I am eligible to win prizes!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Start Summer Early & Win a Family Vacation

The Start Summer Early & Win a Family Vacation from Purex Sweepstakes has begun.  If you are ready to relax at the beach you can enter to win a trip for your family to Myrtle Beach, SC & Crown Reef Resort.  We love the beach!  I would love to relax in the sun.  Not only that but you will also win a year's supply of your favorite Purex detergent.

I cannot wait to get back to the beach.  Hopefully we can make a trip this summer!

What are you waiting for?  You can enter here!

Disclosure:  Thanks so much to the Purex Insiders program for allowing me to be a part of this campaign and providing information about this Sweepstakes!  As part of this campaign I am eligible to win prizes!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Mom's Night Out from Purex Giveaway

I wanted to let you know that the Mom's Night Out from Purex Giveaway has launched!  Being a Mom is one of the hardest jobs, along with being one of the most rewarding for sure.  But sometimes Moms need a break.  For that reason, Purex is celebrating Mother's Day and the release of Sony's new motion picture, Moms' Night Out, by giving away a night out for you and up to five friends.  Sound good?  Go here and enter now!

I love hanging out with my girl pals.  I enjoy watching movies, having parties, shopping, eating dinner and just having a night of fun conversation.  I am blessed to be surrounded by some pretty amazing women and I treasure the time we have together.

Check out this exclusive clip of the movie belowMoms' Night Out will be in theaters May 9, 2014 (Mother's Day Weekend).

You can check out the latest new and events from Purex on their facebook page here.

Disclosure:  Thanks so much to the Purex Insiders program for allowing me to be a part of this campaign and providing information about this Sweepstakes!  As part of this campaign I am eligible to win prizes!

Friday, April 4, 2014

9 Things to Love About See's Candies

See's Candies new location in Austin

I had the amazing privilege of attending a special blogging event last night at See's Candies.  You see, they have opened up a new location in Austin, not too far from my home - score!  We were able to sample lots and lots of chocolate.

 What a fun night out!

Not only was I introduced to this wonderful candy but I learned about their company and even got to pack my very own box of chocolate.  I found out that while I was a fast chocolate packer, my box wasn't all too pretty.  Packing a box of chocolate is harder than it looks people.  Eating it, won't be! 

 My box of chocolate packed by moi.

Packing our boxes Lucy and Ethel style.

I had such a great time and learned so much about See's that I put this list together.  Hope you enjoy!

9 Things to Love About See's Candies

1.  High quality.  See's prides itself on high quality and you will instantly be able to tell in the taste.  During WWII when sugar was rationed, See's didn't use less sugar to make their candies.  They just made less candy.  Their commitment to high quality will keep you wanting more.

2.  No added preservatives.  They do not add preservatives to their candies, ever!

3.  They  age their chocolate.  This helps give it an extra richness and deliciousness that you won't find everywhere.

4.  You get a free sample when you visit a See's shop.  They give away over a million pieces of candy every year in free samples.

5.  There are over 100 varieties of candy.  From top selling pieces like Bordeaux, Almond Brittle and Scotchmallow to Apricot Bon Bons and Peanut Butter Patties, See's has got it all and then some.  With such a huge selection there is a little something for everyone.

6.  You can build your very own custom box, only what you like so you will have a box of the pieces you love.  You can choose all one flavor or create a yummy combo, the decision is yours.

7.  Allergies: See's candy is gluten free and they have options for those with nut allergies.  See's lollipops, licorice medallions, peppermint twists, chocolate drops, chocolate chips and jelly beans are all processed at their own facility without nuts.  They also have a section of sugar free items as well.

8.  They have a location in Austin!  This is amazing.  See's Candies is expanding and you might just see them pop up in your city.

9.  You couldn't meet nicer people.  Being at See's is like being part of a larger family.  They are welcoming, hospitable and will help you with whatever you need.

So, what are you waiting for.  Visit a See's Candies today and make some memories.  And if you live in or around Austin check out their new location on Braker Lane - it is pretty sweet.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Purex Fresh Pet - detergent for your furry friends!

Do you have a pet?  I want to tell you about the New Purex Fresh Pet laundry detergent!  Purex Fresh Pet keeps your furry friends' clothing bright and clean just like yours!  NEW Purex Fresh Pet liquid detergent with Odor Control Action is formulated to condition and moisturize your pet's coat and eliminate odor - woohoo!

Me and our new dog, Stevie!

This product has great timing for my family as we just got a family dog last month!  What do I think?  Stevie is not only fresh and clean but smells wonderful.  He has an array of bandannas (see the blue one above) and it is great to have a product specifically for him.  I am looking forward to keeping Stevie fresh and clean his whole life - thanks Purex!  Learn more about this product here!

Disclosure:  Purex provided me with a sample of Purex Fresh Pet detergent for Pet Clothing in exchange for a product review. However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.