Halloween Express Costume Review + Your Chance To Win $75 AND Pick My Costume!

 

Wow!  Can you believe Halloween is only a month away?!  When I looked at the calendar and saw how soon it is, I was shocked-and immediately starting asking my 3 year old what he would like to be this year..and of course got a gazillion answers.  So I did what most modern parents do, I hit the internet.  After searching several websites, I found Halloween Express and fell in love!  They have a HUGE collection to choose from and their prices rock!  They even have a clearance section on the site which of course I had to check out!

After allowing my son to shop around a bit on the site, he chose Superman.  Our family usually dresses up all together so I started brainstorming with my husband on other superheros and decided that my husband would be Batman, I would be Batgirl or Super Woman, and my youngest son could be Robin (Daddy’s little sidekick). Since I am still undecided on which female I will be, we just purchased the products needed for all the “boys”.

I could not be more pleased with Halloween Express!  Not only were our costumes and accessories affordable, they shipped and arrived in record time (I’m talking like 3 days and I didn’t pay for express shipping)!  They look and fit great, but feel awesome too!  No scratchy, cheap costumes here!  My husband’s mask was even comfortable and super easy for him to breathe out of (this can definitely be a problem with some masks) and I loved that both boys’ belts were not connected to the outfit but came separate.  Since my oldest is so thin, connected belts don’t help us much but when I can tie it myself, it helps “tighten up” the entire costume!

How would you like to win $75 of your own to purchase some Halloween gear?  Well the great news is you can-and it’s SUPER Easy!  Here’s how:

1.  Visit Halloween Express and check out Super Woman and Bat Girl.  Leave a comment on this post with your vote on my costume-should I be Super Woman or Bat Girl?
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4.  Check out my “Kids Frugal Fun” series and let me know what craft is your favorite!

You can complete one of all of the above entries, just be sure to leave a comment on THIS POST. Leaving one on Facebook will not enter you into the contest!

Since Halloween is only a month away, this contest will only last until Saturday, October 6th at 11:59 pm. The winner will be emailed on Sunday and have 24 hours to respond before another winner is selected!  Good Luck!

Disclosure: I received a credit towards costumes and accessories in exchange for this review. All opinions and thoughts are 100% my own.

Review: Rubbermaid LunchBlox Sandwich Kit

Are you planning on packing your child’s lunch this school year?  Are you a savvy saver who packs their own lunch for work each day?  If you said yes to either of these questions, you are going to want to check out Rubbermaid LunchBlox – Sandwich Kit!

The Rubbermaid LunchBlox is designed to fit all of your lunch needs into one handy and organized stack.  The sandwich kit comes with 4 containers that all fit together-and get this-they LOCK together  and also lock with the Blue Ice included to keep everything cool and ready to eat!  Just look how well they stay together (I am holding my husband’s lunch UPSIDE DOWN)!

This product is marketed to be a sandwich kit but I actually used it to pack my husband’s lunch side items. It held his broccoli, rice, carrots and dip perfectly and was the exact size to stick his sandwich on top of so that his entire lunch fit perfectly in his lunch box.  Since he has a rather large appetite, I need to pack a bit more for him!  But I can definitely see where this would be exactly the right portion sizes for a school aged child!  Here are some other features of the LunchBlox that I think you will love:

  • Secure lid seal
  • BPA-free
  • Microwave, Dishwasher, and Freezer Safe
  • Sandwich container holds regular and specialty bread
  • Sandwich Kit includes 2 Snack Containers, 1 Side Container, 1 Sandwich Container and 1 Medium Blue Ice

 

If you’re looking to purchase your own, visit Rubbermaid and grab a coupon for $1.50 off your own LunchBlox sandwich kit-it’s definitely a handy item to have for back to school!

Disclosure:  I received a LunchBlox in order to complete this review.  These opinions are 100% my own.

Crinkled Nose Giveaway-Win 25 Personalized Note Cards!

I am always on the lookout for quality invitation companies that have original products that I can also personalize-I have recently found a new favorite site~CrinkledNose.com!

Crinkled Nose.com specializes in unique personalized announcements, invitations and holiday cards, and they even have  magnetic products that definitley set them apart from competitors!  But don’t think this is your normal announcement and invitation company! The also carry note cards and pads, moving cards (perfect for military families), recipe cards, and so much more!  If personalized photo items are on your list, you should have no problem finding something you need at Crinkled Nose.com!

A friend of mine recently had an awesome reptile themed party for her son so I jumped at the chance to review the magnet thank you cards for her to send out to party attendees!  There was nothing but positive feedback to give on these magnetic cards!  Not only do they look great but now instead of receiving a normal thank you card that will probably go in the trash (let’s be honest), now all of Charlie’s friends have a fantastic picture to stick on their fridge of their good friend and a memory of holding and touching snakes (yuck) that will last a lifetime!  In addition to high quality cards, Crinkled Nose was with Charlie’s mom every step of the way during the creation of her thank you cards.  Customer service was top notch and emails were quickly returned and the cards arrived super fast! Look how great they turned out!

How would you like to win 25 personalized Note Cards or 18 Personalized Note Pads for yourself? In exchange of my review, Crinkled nose has agreed to give one of my readers their own personalized cards or pads!  Here’s how to enter:

 

You may choose one of all of the ways to enter:

1. Tell me what your favorite Crinkled Nose product is~leave a comment on this post.
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5.  Leave a comment on any other post on this site.  Be sure to leave in the comment that it’s your entry into this giveaway and then come back to this post and tell me where you left a comment.

AllerMates-A Hip Way To Show Allergies!

Do you have kids with allergies?  I have one friend whose son is deathly allergic to peanuts.  Unfortunately many children suffer with allergies and parents live in constant fear someone will unknowinly expose their child to something that could devastate their family.  AllerMates has create a product to help with this anxiety-and one that kids will allergies LOVE!

AllerMates has created kid friendly (adored) products that help spread allergy awareness.  Their products include T-shirts, lunch bag, dogtags, charms, and most recently, the very popular wrist bands.  Their items all feature colorful and fun AllerMates-characters that portray your child’s allergy. My favorites are “P-Nutty”, “Pint”, and “Crabby”. Can you guess which allergies they portray? Here are the answers plus the whole list of zany characters!

P. Nutty (Peanut Allergy)
Nutso (Nut Allergy)
Professor Wheatley (Gluten / Wheat Allergy)
Pint (Milk Allergy)
Eggie (Egg Allergy)
Crabby (Shellfish Allergy)
Super-Cillin (Penicillin Allergy)
Bizzy (Insect Sting Allergy)
Dr. Strangeglove (Latex Allergy)
Drift (Pollen Allergy)
Detective Fin (Fish Allergy)
Soy Cool (Soy Allergy)
Teeni Tahini (Sesame Allergy)
Nine (Cat Allergy)

I was sent the  “P-Nutty” wristband to review and gave it to my friend whose son has a terrible nut allergy.  He already has some other allergy identifiers but his mom loved the look and feel of the bracelet so she rushed it home to show him.  She immediately emailed me to let me know he thought it was so cool and awesome~so much so he insisted on wearing it to bed!  I was aware that he also has other allergies and his mom asked if there were bracelet that could hold more characters.  I was happy to report that AllerMates has the multi-allergy wristband that can hold  up to 6 charms!  Since my son has seasonal allergies (that people often mistake for a cold or sickness) I requested the pollen allergy wristband with the character “Drift” on it to check out as well~My 3 year old thinks he is hot stuff wearing the wristband!

One of my most favorite things about AllerMates is their affordability!  The individual wristbands are only $6.99 but if you need the multi-allergy one, it’s only $5.99 and each charm is a low $3.50!

How would you like to win an Allermate?  Here’s your chance!  AllerMates has given me a peanut wristband to giveaway.

You may choose one of all of the ways to enter:

1. Tell me who you would give the Allermate to if you win. 
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Disclosure:  I received some AllerMate samples in order to complete this review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Rubbermaid Clean & Dry Plunger-Review and Giveaway

No on e likes to discuss why you need a plunger, but the bottom line is, everyone needs one! 

Rubbermaid asked me to review their new and revolutionary Clean and Dry Plunger and I figured-why not?  I’ve got two boys who frequently think it’s a good idea to put items in the toilet so having a “good” plunger in the house is kind of a neccessity! 

So are you like me and wondering what in the world could be so special about a plunger?  Here are some descriptions from Rubbermaid:

The head and pole of the plunger is coated in NeverWet™ nanotech coating that:

  • Repels water, germs and other things Like car wax, the water beads up and rolls off instantly
  • Minimizes the spread of germs and keeps consumer’s homes cleaner and more sanitary
  • Won’t drip on the floor after use
  • Head plunges effectively and maintains NeverWet coating for thousands of cycles

 

So, does it work? 

In a word, YES!  I have to say that I am pretty shocked by the plunger’s effectiveness~it really does not drip!  As a germaphobe, I am really loving this plunger! 

The plunger will be available for purchase at Meijer, The Home Depot, Menards, Target, Wal-Mart and Rubbermaid.com at SRP of $12.99.  However, one of my readers can WIN a free Clean and Dry Plunger themselves.  Here are the ways to enter, you can choose one or all of the ways:

1. Leave a comment below telling me the most unusual item you or your child have dropped in the toilet (Mine would be a toy hammer).
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This giveaway is open to residents in the U.S. or Canada and will last until June 15th. 

Disclosure: Rubbermaid sent me the Clean & Dry Plunger in order to complete this review.  All opinions are 100% my own.

Bob the Builder: Adventures By the Sea-Review & Giveaway

My 3 year old has just recently become interested in Bob the Builder on TV so when I had the chance to review the new DVD, Bob the Builder: Adventures By The Sea,  I jumped on it!

DVD SYNOPSIS

Bob theBuilder™ and his machine team “sea” lots of new ways to worktogether to get jobs done in and around Fixham Harbor in these five excitingstories. Scoop must make a creative seaside rescue to get the lighthouse lensshining again! Scratch realizes that admitting mistakes is the best way to becool; the team comes to the rescue when Muck’s sandcastle compromisestheir big job. Scrambler shows that the key to bravery is admitting your fears.Bob and the Can-Do Crew get the job done and find success by the sea with sand,water, sun and friends!

 Episodes include:

  • **Scoop’s Sea Rescue**
  • ”“Pineapple Scratch”
  •  “Muck’s Beach Tower”
  •  “Here Comes Muck”
  •  “Scrambler Gets Clean”

 

Our Opinion:

Will just loved this DVD collection!  He loves anything involving water and beaches so this was perfect!  My hometown has a lighthouse that he always gets excited to see so he could hardly contain himself that there was a whole episode devoted to fixing a lighthouse!  I am very picky about what shows he views and approve of this DVD because I appreciate how much teamwork is modeled and how good decision making skills are displayed throughout the movie.

Bob the Builder:  Adventures by the Sea can be purchased beginning 5/22 for the suggested retail price of $9.98.

How would you like to win your own copy?  You can choose one of all of the following entry methods!

1. Leave a comment below telling me your child’s favorite thing about the beach.
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Thomas & Friends: Engine Friends Classic Collection 2 Disc Set-Review & Giveaway!

I’ve mentioned before what a nut my 3 year old is about Thomas right?  He just loves anything and everything Thomas the Tank and I was thrilled to have the chance to review the DVD set Thomas $ Friends:  Engine Friends Classic Collection 2 Disc Set!

DVD Synopsis:

All aboard for some of the most memorable stories of friendship from the Island of Sodor! Join Thomas and his friends and learn how the Steam Team first came together; how Percy became Thomas’ best friend, and how every engine tries to be really useful!  The greatest destinations are often those closest to home…as long as you have your Engine Friends.

 This DVD set included over 20 episodes and includes these bonus features:

  • Sir Topham Hatt’s Scrapbook
  • Picture Puzzle Fun 
  • Who Am I? Trivia Game
  • Gordon’s Memory Game
  • Which Island Picture is Different?

 

Our thoughts:
As always, Thomas did not disappoint!  In fact, Will was just beside himself when he spotted some of his favorite Thomas friends (Bertie, Rusty, and Toby)! I loved that the DVD is FULL of important life lessons such as how to treat friends and how to be a good friend by helping each other.  I also appreciate how easily the episodes are separated so that I can easily transition Will from TV to play time!

This 2 Disc Set became available on May 15 via DVD, Digital Download, and On Demand! Engine Friendsusually retails for $16.98 but is currently on sale for only $11.93! 

However, you now have the chance to win your own copy from Momondealz and Lionsgate HIT Entertainment!  You can complete one or all of the entry methods listed below:

1.  Leave a comment below telling me your child’s favorite Thomas Friend.
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Review: T-Shirt.com

It’s almost summer and you know what that means?  Sunny days, T-shirts, backyard cookouts, and late night playing!

I know that when I was preparing my boys’ closets for summer, I was shocked at how much they had grown since last year and that I had to get ALL new T-shirts since the fall!  Luckily, I had T-Shirt.com to help me out!

T-Shirt.com has an enormous variety of t-shirts including the categories funny, animal, custom, cheap, military, and of course kids~so basically you can find a shirt for everyone in the family!  I love the kids section and actually ordered the Spiderman shirt pictured above. My favorite thing about it?  It GLOWS IN THE DARK!  How cool is that?  Plus it’s Spiderman and what boy doesn’t like him?!

I was very impressed with how quickly my shirt arrived…I ordered it and had it withing days!  Now that’s what I call customer service! Another plus to T-shirt.com is that they have a “cheap” category!  You all know how much I like saving money and this section is clearly for me!  My overall rating of this site is definitely an A!

Win $25 From Keeping Me Posted!

Wedding and baby shower season is upon us!  What better way to tell the world your “big” news than with high quality and personalized invites or announcements?!

Keeping Me Posted is a site that specializes in helping you create personalized invitations, announcements, holiday cards, & more! The site was created by a mom just like me who wanted to be able to make a little income, yet spend quality time with her kids. This creative mom teamed up with her husband to offer fun and memorable cards for your special occasions.

We have a family baby shower happening next month and since I used Keeping Me Posted for my sons’ birthday invitations, I immediately thought of this company for the shower invites!  My friends and family absoluted raved about the boys’ invites so I super excited to hear the responses on the shower cards!  Keeping Me Posted once again provided me the best customer service by not only being fast and easy to work with, they actually caught a missing element on the invties and emailed me immediately before justing printing the cards wrong!  The mistake was completely mine but their thoughtfulness certainly saved what could have been an embarassing situation! 

Keeping Me Posted has generously offered to give one lucky reader a $25 gift code to create their very own personalized cards! They are also offering a  $10 gift card to ALL contestants who enter!!! (code:MOMDEALZ444).
The ways to enter this giveaway are listed below:

 Ways To Enter Giveaway:
1. Leave a comment on this post telling me what special occasion you will create cards for if you win.
2. Follow Momondealz via Facebook. Leave a comment on this post telling me you have done this.
3. Follow Keeping Me Posted on Facebook Be sure to tell them Momondealz sent you! Leave a comment on this post telling me you have done this.
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6. Visit Keeping Me Posted and leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite design.

Here are some more details about this giveaway:

1. Valid for US only
2. We will be awarding one $25 gift card  to the
winner, and all contestants will receive a $10 gift card (code:
MOMDEALZ444). 
3. The gift cards cannot be redeemed for cash.
5. The gift cards cannot be combined with other gift cards, Groupon
vouchers, or discounts.

Blooming Bath-Review and Giveaway

Have you heard of Blooming Bath Baby Bath? It’s a truly innovative child product that is not only adorable but functional!

Blooming Bath is a soft and cuddly way to give your baby a bath and can be used in sinks or even bath tubs!  Time to throw out the hard, plastic, and cold infant tubs!  This bath will keep your child snuggled up and allow you to clean them at the same time.  I am so sad I was not able to use this with my boys-I know it would have made bath time much easier and more pleasant for the babies.

As soon as I received the Blooming Bath I knew it was perfect.  It is so soft and I love the material that is a combination of mesh and soft fabrics.  Not only is it functional during bath time, it makes cleanup a breeze too (which is crucial to help overly tired new mommies).  You can rinse the tub out and simply hang dry it or throw it right in the dryer.  I am a huge fan of anything that can be dried in the dryer!  Even better?  It can travel with you so much easier than traditional plastic tubs.  During our baby bath days, it was always a struggle to pack either a bulky plastic tub and even the blow up tubs when traveling.  The blow up tubs seemed a great solution but we soon discovered they too were a hassle because you needed to blow them up once you arrived at your destination.  With Blooming Bath, you simply just fold it up and it will fit in just about any bag!

Blooming Bath can be purchased on the Blooming Bath Website or Amazon for $50. OR you can win one from Momondealz!  Here’s how:

1. Visit Blooming Bath and come back to this post to tell me what color you would choose if you win. 
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This giveaway will end May 22 at 11:59 and the winner will be notified via email.

Disclosure: I received a Blooming Bath product in order to complete my review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Angelina Ballerina: Ballerina Princess Review!

If you have a little girl, chances are they know and probably love Angelina Beallerina and will love the new Ballerina Princess DVD!  My two boys love mice (yuck) but not ballerinas so I asked a friend to review the DVD. Her daughter LOVES Angelina and even had a birthday party centered around this adored character!  Here’s a little about the DVD:

DVD Synopsis:

Join Angelina Balleria and her friends for enchanting adventures filled with princesses, princes, kings and queens. Dancing their way through Chipping Cheddar, Angelina encounters a bad fairy, uncovers a Cinderella-like mystery, treats the king and queen to a regal performance and brings an epic tale to life on stage.

Episodes:

  • “Angelina’s Big Part”
  • “Angelina and Polly’s Two Hour Show”
  • “Angelina’s Fancy Tutu”
  • “Angelina and the Carnival”
  • “Angelina’s Indian Lunchtime”

Bonus DVD Feature: Angelina’s Stupendous Dress Up Game

Ella’s Mommy’s thoughts: 

This DVD had numerous episodes that were fun and educational. As a parent, I like that there is a positive, lesson/message in each episode. My daughter loves Angelina and this DVD did not disappoint!

Angelina Ballerina: Ballerina Princess is now on sale and available at many stores nationwides, as well as, On Demand!

Zaycon Chicken-I NEED Chicken-Let’s Get Them Back!

I know that many of my readers have taken advantage of the amazing deal on meats from Zaycon Foods. And many of you who haven’t had the chance yet have been waiting for them to come back to Hampton Roads.

So we have waited…..left messages. ……and got nothing.

Until today.

Laura was forwarded an e-mail from a reader who finally heard back from Zaycon that as of right now they have no plans to come back to Hampton Roads. Zaycon hasn’t heard enough from us.

It’s time they hear from us. I NEED my chicken. We have been out of Zaycon chicken for a while now and it’s horrible~store bought chicken doesn’t have the same texture and definitely not the same taste!

So if you are in Hampton Roads and want Zaycon to come back we need to band together and let them know.

Here is what you can do to let them know:

1. Leave a message on the Zaycon Facebook Page. Let them know you are in Hampton Roads and want them back!

2. If you don’t want to use Facebook or you just want to take an additional step you can drop them an e-mail at z@zayconfoods.com.

3. If you have been waiting to sign up for Zaycon until I told you they were coming to town- DO IT NOW!

Basically we need to show them that if they come back they will make some money!

The Incredible Shrinking Bully eBook: Review and Giveaway

Has your child been a victim of a bully?  As a parent, is bullying a concern for you?  When I taught 3rd grade, my students knew that this was something that would not be tolerated in my classroom so I was more than happy to complete a review of The Incredible Shrinking Bullywhen asked to do so. I believe that any preparation you can give your child to deal with a bully is vital to them being able to handle such a person in their life. Here’s a little about this book:

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Review and Giveaway: Amy Michelle Go Totes

I have never been a “accessory” girl.  As long as the purse or tote I am using works the way I need it to, I am fine.  However, after reviewing my Amy Michelle Bag, I am a changed woman! 

Amy Michelle is a company created by women, for women.  Their mission is simple: “To help organize the lifestyle of today’s busy women, by providing them with attractive, high quality, fun and functional bags and accessories that are both sophisticated and sassy.”  They offer tote bags and accessories that are not only attractive, but also functionable and high quality.  You can use their bags as a purse, a tote, a diaper bag, the possibilities are endless! 

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