Monday, October 20, 2014

The Amazing Dream Team Pets

Bedtime is a struggle at my house, almost each and every night. A struggle that, I am ashamed to admit, I do not usually win. How did this little person become boss at bedtime? I know it did not happen overnight, but I am just not sure how we got here. I know that finding a way to break her of sleeping with me would be an incredible gift. To me, to her and to my husband as well!

Dream Team Pets are much more than just bedtime toys! They are an innovative kid's sleep aid that helps end the bedtime battles of trying to keep your child in bed. Developed with the help of a pediatrician, Dream Team Pets bedtime routine empowers kids as they reward their Pet with stickers and a certificate for a good night's sleep. If the child wakes up from a nightmare, there are no hard feelings because the responsibility is on their Pet, but when they successfully sleep in their own bed, the kids feel a sense of accomplishment as they reward their Dream Team Pet. What makes this unique is that the kids think they are training their Pet, but really they are sleep training themselves! 

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

What To Expect When Expecting Book Giveaway

Welcome to the What To Expect When Expecting Book Giveaway!
Hosted by ~ All About Parents

Although my babies are now 8 and 13, this book was back then and still is today, the ultimate go to guide for being pregnant. Being pregnant for the first time can be scary. There are so many things that nobody tells you! But this book will guide you through it all.

This book saved me when I had my son! I read it religiously when I was pregnant. So I thought it would be fun to give a copy to one mommy to be! 

What to Expect When You're Expecting is a perennial New York Times bestseller and one of USA Today's 25 most influential books of the past 25 years. It's read by more than 90% of pregnant women who read a pregnancy book—the most iconic, must-have book for parents-to-be, with over 14.5 million copies in print.

 The Fourth Edition, a new book for a new generation of expectant moms—featuring a new look, a fresh perspective, and a friendlier-than-ever voice. It's filled with the most up-to-date information reflecting not only what's new in pregnancy, but what's relevant to pregnant women. Heidi Murkoff has rewritten every section of the book, answering dozens of new questions and including loads of new asked-for material, such as a detailed week-by-week fetal development section in each of the monthly chapters, an expanded chapter on pre-conception, and a brand new one on carrying multiples. More comprehensive, reassuring, and empathetic than ever, the Fourth Edition incorporates the most recent developments in obstetrics and addresses the most current lifestyle trends (from tattooing and belly piercing to Botox and aromatherapy). There's more than ever on pregnancy matters practical (including an expanded section on workplace concerns), physical (with more symptoms, more solutions), emotional (more advice on riding the mood roller coaster), nutritional (from low-carb to vegan, from junk food–dependent to caffeine-addicted), and sexual (what's hot and what's not in pregnant lovemaking), as well as much more support for that very important partner in parenting, the dad-to-be.

 Overflowing with tips, helpful hints, and humor (a pregnant woman's best friend), this new edition is more accessible and easier to use than ever before. It's everything parents-to-be have come to expect from What to Expect...only better?

This giveaway will run from 10/18 ~ 11/1 at 5:00am one lucky winner will win their very own copy of the book. Get as many entries as possible and have fun! Thanks for participating and good luck!

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Deliciously Savvy's YANKEE CANDLE Giveaway

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AND a BIG Thank You to all of the blogs helping to promote this giveaway!
Yankee Candles are definitely delicious. Especially nice as a gift to give and also nice to receive. Do you have a favorite? 

I am a HUGE Yankee Candle Fan! And.... I decided to giveaway some of my most prized and favorite items! Enjoy and Cherish them. They are amazing! This is a prize package worth over $200!!!

I worked for Yankee Candle for about 10 Years & They are a Fabulous Company with Top Quality Products! I managed several of their stores over that time frame and I am a HUGE fan! Join me in an amazing fragrance venture! They smell heavenly and if you have NEVER tried YC candles...... you need to enter this giveaway when it is live! Fabulous fragrance experience and I invite everyone to join in! Did I mention that they are made in the USA!!! I loved that about YC candles!!!

One Lucky Winner Will Receive Products Below:
(3 Large Jars, 2 Medium Jar, 24 Tarts, 1 Box Scented Tea Lights, 1 Scent Story Player and 3 Scent Story Discs!!!) ($200 ARV To Start)
1 ~ 22 OZ Large Jar of Clean Cotton ($27.99 ARV)
*Smells like crisp laundry drying in the breeze!

1 ~ 22OZ Jar of Berry Crumble (a retired exclusive) ($27.99 ARV)
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*Smells like Crumb cake baking with berries on Top!

1 ~ 22 OZ Jar of Spiced Pumpkin ($27.99 Value)
*Smells Just Like It Sounds ~ Pumpkin W/ Spice

1 ~ 14.5 OZ Jar of Down The River ($24.99 ARV)
* A manly clean smell ~ Like men's cologne

1 ~ Medium Jar Fragrance of Balsam & Cedar ($24.99 ARV)
*Smells Like A Fresh Christmas Tree

1 ~ Box of Cinnamon and Sugar Tea Lights ($9.99 ARV)
*Smells like Cinnamon Toast Baking In The Oven!

24 Tarts (Miscellaneous Fragrances ~ Food, Fruit, Floral, Fresh, & Festive $1.99 each) ($47.96 ARV) My PERSONAL Fave!!!

1 Scent Story Player ($24.99 ARV)

3 Asstd Scent Story Discs listed below (29.97 ARV @ $9.99 each)
*Summer Picnic (Cherry Lemonade, Black Cherry, Vanilla Cupcake, Juicy Watermelon, & Fruit Smoothie)
*Fresh Breeze (Clean Cotton, Country Linen, Willow Breeze, Cottage Breeze, Sun & Sand)
*Boardwalk ( Beach Walk, Dune Grass, Sun&Sand, Coconut Bay, Amber Glow)

Remember If you win and do not like the fragrance......... YC Ensures that you will love the scent OR you can exchange at ANYTIME! Burn it and try it out........ exchange it if you do not love it! How awesome is that? Take The YC Challenge today! (Exception ~ Scent Story Discs & player)
Grand Prize Value to 1 Winner is $200+
Giveaway Dates : 10/18 12 AM EST until 11/18 12AM EST

Open to US Only and must be 18+ to enter
This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This giveaway is valid only in the Continental United States. Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter.
This giveaway will end at 12:00 AM (EST) 11/18/2014.

$25 Glass Dharma Gift Card Giveaway

$25 Glass Dharma Gift Card Giveaway

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A BIG Thank You to ALL Other Blogs Participating!

Glass Dharma Glass Straws are sustainable, reusable, durable, easy to clean, suitable for hot and cold drinks and dishwasher safe!

Glass Dharma is creating a lot of excitement from those who are concerned about their health and our environment. Using glass provides one solution to plastics leaching into our foods and ultimately ending up in our landfills and oceans. Glass Dharma customers also appreciate that the straws are hand made in the USA! They also offer 100% satisfaction guarantee as well as a Lifetime Guarantee Against Breakage, which makes their straws risk free for me and you!

Why Glass Straws?

PLASTIC EVERYWHERE: Take a look around and you’ll find that most folks are gravitating toward awareness that plastic pollution is poisoning our environment.
FOCUS: The GlassDharma philosophy is not to try to be all things to all people. Our focus is to do what we can do and what we do best. Single use plastics are not only one of the biggest contributors to plastic pollution, it is also one of the (relatively) easier issues to remedy – at least when it comes to stopping the pollution.
THE MAIN CULPRITS: Plastic bags, plastic water (or drink) bottles and plastic straws make up the bulk of single use plastics in our world and is a huge percentage of what is ending up in our oceans and landfills.
PLASTIC STRAWS are always in the top 10 of number of items collected during beach cleanups. 

Check Out Glass Dharma Here for yourself!

My Original Reviews for Glass Dharma Straws are HEREHERE

NOW..... 1 Lucky Winner will receive an Electronic Gift Card for $25 from Glass Dharma! Enter Today & Good Luck :)

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Giveaway Dates : Starts 10/18 @ 12 AM EST and Ends 11/06 @ 12 AM EST
Open to US and must be 18+ years of age to enter
This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated or associated with Facebook,Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This giveaway is valid only in the Continental United States. Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway will end at 12:00 AM (EST) 11/06/2014.

SportsTek Lightwear 4 in 1 Multifunction LED Headlamp Giveaway

Welcome to the SportsTek Lightwear 4 in 1 Multifunction LED Headlamp Giveaway

Hosted by: SaraLee's Deals Steals & Giveaways 

Sponsored by: SportsTek

Great for outside or in, the SportsTek Lightwear 4-in-1 LED Headlamp | Multi-Function Capability – Outdoor/Indoor, Water Resistant, 220 Lumens, Zoomable – Great for Hiking, Biking, Kids, Reading, Military, Camping, Grilling, Backpacking, Auto Repair and more. Provides Safety and Security – Fits Around Head, Helmet, Bike or Belt. Can also be used as a spotlight and place on a desk, counter top or floor.

  • The WORLD'S COOLEST LED HEADLAMP | MASSIVE FUNCTIONALITY ACROSS VARIED SETTINGS & FUNCTIONS - Whether it's landing aircraft, Spelunking, Fossil hunting after dusk, Repairing a leaky faucet, Searching for lost camping gear, Working underneath your Camaro, Biking through the Arizona desert, Disco dancing under the strobe light, Finding your way out of a power outage Or Any other time you need a hands free LED light source. Hard Hat Compatible!
  • CERTIFIED CREE XP-R3 - 220 LUMENS OF INTENSE BRIGHT LIGHT - Exactly Where You Need It - Bold, Intense LED Light Extends Over a 688 Foot Distance. Or With Just A Click Of A Button, It Can Be Dialed Down To Prevent that "Deer in the Headlights" Effect.
  • WATER RESISTANT | STURDY CONSTRUCTION BUILT LIKE A BATTLESHIP - ENGINEERED FROM HIGH-STRENGTH AEROSPACE ALUMINUM ALLOY & GLASS-FILLED ABS POLYMER | FULL MONEY BACK GUARANTEE UNLIKE ANY OTHER THAT YOU'VE SEEN - Try our SportsTek Lightwear 4 in 1 for SIXTY Days. If during that time, you don't absolutely love our SportsTek Lightwear Headlamp or feel that it's worth every cent of your investment, we'll give you your full payment back with no questions asked. That's how confident we are that you'll be happy and recommend our SportsTek Lightwear 4 in 1 Headlamp to your friends and family!
  • LIGHTWEIGHT HEADLAMP, ADJUSTABLE, THICK ELASTIC STRAP FITS MOST SIZES, Use As Mobile Spotlight Or Desk Lamp (As Pictured), Hinged Beam Swivels Up/Down, Can Also Be Easily Attached To Belt or Any Other Gear. AA BATTERY POWERED | Operates on Rechargeable NiMh or Standard Batteries: The Removable Battery Pack Provides a Long-Lasting Light Source So You Can Go The Distance, Whether It's For Work Or Play.

Now for the giveaway: One lucky person will win SportsTek Lightwear 4 in 1 Multifunction LED Headlamp. This is open to US and ends 10/29/14 @ 11:59 pm est. To enter, Simply do the tasks on the Giveaway Tools widget below and you're set to have a chance to win! Remember you can't win if you don't enter.

Good Luck, Thanks for entering!

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Save on Everything at BuyCostumes

You've Just Been BOO-ed by BuyCostumes

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With less than 2 weeks away, time is running out. Don't get left out in the cold this Halloween without a costume. So hurry and get to shopping and save some money too!

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Social Media Mixer #21

Welcome to the 21st week of the Social Media Mixer!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Week 20 - we had 121 blogs and numerous social media link-ups!

I hope this week finds you all well. We added another teenager (my niece) to our household this week and it has been quite busy trying to get the family into a new routine that works for all of us. We still have some work to do, and are trying to iron out the kinks in the new schedule, but, she is a pleasure to have with us, and I am positive that she will thrive here. She is attending church and youth group and has joined a great Girl Scout troop, with her cousin. We are already on the path to success!

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The Social Media Mixer is all about networking and making connections. Also, you can gain exposure and increase your social media following! Link up your blog posts and social media accounts and mix it up with some of the other linkers. Each week, the Weekday Mixer will start on Saturday nights at 8:00pm and go on until Wednesday nights at 11:59pm. A blog post will be chosen each week by each of the hosts and guest hosts and featured in the following week’s link-up! If chosen, a brief summary about yourself and your blog/website and all of your social media accounts will be featured. It’s a great way to stand out among the crowd! One blogger will be chosen for 2 weeks of free ad space on Epic Mommy Adventures!

Welcome your hosts!

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Natasha from Epic Mommy Adventures | Angel from Sew Crafty Angel | Cathy from A Peek Into My Paradise | Julia from Minivan Dreams | | Liz from Look by Liz Lewis | Kaitlyn from Three Sisters and Us | Shana from Technotini | Anni from Grapefruit Princess | Tiffany from Mrs Tee Love Life Laughter | Ce Ce from A Chicago Mom | Jillian from Baby Doodah | Holly from Southern Mom Loves

And welcome your guest hosts for October!

Melissa from The Coupon Chronicles | Meghan from Life with Peanut | Alycia from Crazily Normal | Heather from Krafts and Kiddos | Crystal from Finding Crystal | Tina from The Happy Creations

And here are the Featured bloggers from last week's Social Media Mixer...

Tiffany chose...

Ah yes, it's finally Bedtime...revisited from Living in Mommywood

I am touching on bedtime again because no one can or should mess with my sleep just joking (but not really). We always hear about studies showing the importance of a good nights rest and sleep. How we prepare for that is and can be a challenge for parents, especially of little ones. As bedtime approaches for some it can become a time of torture or a time for relaxation.

Heather chose...

First Birthday Party Success from Winks and Eyerolls

Well it came and went. The big first birthday event. All the planning, ideas, and work that goes into a party and before you know it's over. Camp Asher, (yup that's my son's name, first time revealing it to you) was a success and everyone had a great time! I'm sorry (well kind of but not really :) for the picture overload you are about to see.

Anni chose...

Be You Bravely from Home Is Where The Heart Is

This Fall, I started being a part of MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers). It is a place where I can be with other Moms while my girls are playing with other kids. You can find out more about MOPS here. The theme for this quarter is “Be You Bravely.”

Jillian and Ce Ce chose...

102 Ways To Increase Blog Traffic from Live Laugh Love Post

Is your blog getting poor traffic? Are you looking for ways to increase your blog traffic? Are you experiencing your frustration with not getting more traffic in your blog? Are you attempting to get more visitors directly to your blog? If you say so, then you will learn on how to increase your blog traffic. Indeed, I admit that I have been learning more about how to increase my blog traffic, too. You are not the only one. I have wonderful news that you may be learning on how to increase your blog traffic.

Holly chose...

Family Movie Night Ideas from Practical Princess Diaries

Family movie night is a great way to do something together as a family that doesn’t cost a lot or can even be FREE. Going to the movies as a family is getting pretty expensive. Ticket prices are up to $12 each for 3D movies. Add on the popcorn, soda, and over priced candy. Before you know it you have spent $100 to listen to other people talk through the movie, waiting in line, and the inevitable “I have to go to the bathroom” from one of your kids. We love family movie night at our house! Try some of our family movie night ideas to start this tradition in your house.

Angel chose...

Chair Makeover: Miss Rose from Redo It Yourself Inspirations

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A thrift shop find lured me because of its carving. Quite weak and very damaged, it was held together with duct tape.

Alycia chose...

10 Top Tips for Saving Money from A Fresh Start

My Husband and I have been working on getting our finances i order for sometime now and it hasn’t been going fast enough so we are kicking it up a notch. I really want to start 2015 with less money worries and a little saved up.

And the winner is...

102 Ways To Increase Blog Traffic from Live Laugh Love Post

Congratulations!! You have won 2 weeks of free ad space on Epic Mommy Adventures! Please e-mail Natasha at for more information on your free ad space.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Pintastic Pintersting Party #35

Welcome to the Pintastic Pinteresting Party! 

We are excited about featuring you & spreading the word of some amazing posts to read! 

Thanks for joining us.

Big changes at my house this week!
I went from no teenagers to 2. First my oldest turned 13, and then my niece moved in with us. It is a whole new experience, and it is taking a minute to get used to the new dynamic. The transition is moving along well so far, but I already find myself longing for a routine to get us all into. It will make things run much smoother when we have all the kinks ironed out. But I know time will help with that.

So I hope you all had a fantastic last week and an even better week to come! 

So add your link and join the party!

Please follow the hosts on Pinterest.

By following them you will be able to see your pins and posts posted on Pinterest!

It's great to view articles on Pinterest and to find the perfect read!

Here are the buttons you can share in your
Blog Hop Libraries or on your Websites.

[Blessed Learners]

Called to be a Mom

At The Lake

Celebrate Every Day

Here are this weeks features:

My favorite from last week:

I am so excited to try this Crock Pot Orange Cranberry Chicken from The Mis-Adventures of Mommyhood. Orange Cranberry sauce is one of my favorite things to make at Thanksgiving, but I have never thought of using the flavors with chicken. Sounds very tasty! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Thank you all for Sharing! 

Called to be a Mom


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