Keeping Me Posted-Personalized Invites-Review & Giveaway + $10 Giftcode For Everyone!

Who doesn’t love personalized invitations or announcements?  I know I sure do so I was super excited when Keeping Me Posted contacted me to do a review and to offer my readers a prize and discount! 

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.

My sons have birthdays coming up in a couple of months and since they are both “winter babies” I have to plan in advance since indoor facilities fill quickly around here.  I chose one of Kristen’s cards on the site, but Keeping Me Posted also offers to help you design your own cards and us willing alter their images to your liking.  I could not be happier with my birthday invites!  They turned out perfect and I am dying to get them in the mail!  The site was a breeze to maneuver through and I had the cards ordered in a very short time-the only thing that took me so long was choosing from the awesome selections! In addition to loving the final product, I was very pleased with how fast my cards arrived!  I received them within a few days of ordering-I was amazed!  When I have ordered from other companies, there was a much longer wait time!

Keeping Me Posted has generously offered to give one lucky reader a $25 gift code to create their very own personalized cards!  The ways to enter this giveaway are listed below, but I have even more good news to tell you! 

Now, to the giveaway…..

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Review & Giveaway-Rock ‘N Learn DVD

Last month I told you about Rock ‘N Learn DVD’s and how much my 2 year old LOVED them!  This month I wanted to tell you some more about these great educational videos.  Here is some information about the company from their website:

Rock ’N Learn produces educational videos and music for fun learning. We now have new iPad apps for learning to read through phonics. Our educators, musicians, and animators enjoy creating entertaining educational DVDs, music CDs and iPad apps used in schools and homes. In our 24 years, Rock ’N Learn has won over 100 awards for educational videos and music to help kids learn preschool, math, social studies, languages, and science. We also have DVDs to help students boost test-taking skills and score high on state-mandated standardized tests. Easy-to-use, these entertaining DVDs and iPad apps get results, as documented in case studies by several school districts. Rock ‘N Learn’s new Sight Words DVD is already getting great reviews on how it helps children learn to read, from preschool through remedial.

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Flip Flop Wine-Review

Some of you may recall my review of Flip Flop Wines back in July.  For those of you who don’t, this wine has quickly become one of my top favorite brands!  I’m not the only one, one of my friends had a house warming party and Flip Flop wines were one of her gifts!  The company was generous enough to send me a few more bottles to check out and once again, my husband and I were more than happy to taste test!

Flip Flop Wines is a company that has 7 varieties of wine all reasonably priced at $7 a bottle or $84 a case and they are available at many of my favorite stores including Harris Teeter.  Even better?  They will deliver these delicious wines right to your doorstep if you order them online!  For this review we were sent the merlot, cabernet sauvignon, and the chardonnay.  My husband prefers red wine so here are his thoughts on those:

Merlot:  If you are someone new to red wine this is the wine for you.  It is light and is much smoother and fruitier than you would expect from red wine.  He had me try some and I liked it enough to enjoy an entire glass! 

Cabernet Sauvignon:  This wine lives up to the bold stigma of red wines.  If you are a red wine drinker, you will savor the peppery taste of this wine!

Since I am the white wine drinker in the house, I took an evening to open the chardonnay and relax with a glass.  I loved the ripe sweetness of the wine and the finish was perfect for me!

One of my favorite aspects of Flip Flop Wines is their partnership with Soles4Souls.  Every bottle of wine sold sends a pair of shoes to children in need.  How amazing is that?  You get to enjoy delicious and refreshing wine while helping to provide a child with a necessity we take for granted. 

Have you tried Flip Flop Wines?  If so, I would love to hear what your favorite is!

Conair Body Analysis Scale Review and Giveaway!

As many of us know, losing weight is a journey-and everyone needs a good partner on a journey.  I have found a partner for you!

Conair has released new Weight Watchers endorsed scales that can be your very dependable side kick during your weight loss.  They can hold you accountable, be there for you at each and every weigh in, and as all good partners do, make you angry enough to get your behind motivated to lose more!  These scales are also attractive in design so you can keep them out and about in the house to provide the silent reminder to maintain your goals.

As many of you know, I have been on a weight loss journey since having my baby in November.  I am only 5 pounds away from my pre-baby weight but would really like to lose about 10 more after that-I know this scale will really help in my routine.  We were previously using a very old scale that was inaccurate and very ugly!  Our new scale is just the motivation I needed to get back on track.  Plus, even on days I don’t like what it “tells” me, at least I know it’s being honest! 

Wanna win one?!?

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Review and Giveaway-Homecoming Trunk Show Jewelry & Accessories

Who loves quality jewelry at reasonable prices?  Chances are, just about anyone reading this does!  I have recently been introduced to a company called Homecoming Trunk Shows.  This company was founded and is run by proud military wives who were inspired by the emotional homecomings of their spouses after fighting for our country. Homecoming Trunk Shows has grown in leaps and bounds and now provides women the opportunity to earn money with a home based business.  Here are some more details about the company from their website:

Our community of stylists is here to inspire, encourage and celebrate with one another. It is a sisterhood where you will
find support, friendship and common goals. We will do whatever it takes to take care of each other and help each other
succeed. We are not afraid of a little hard work to attain the goals we have set for ourselves. Of course, our work does
consist of having parties with our friends, so that makes our hard work a whole lot more fun!

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Cupcake Diaries-Story Time, Review, & Giveaway!

 

If you read my blog very often, you know I LOVE children books. As a Mommy and a former elementary school teacher, I truly get excited when I find a new and cute book!

Simon and Schuster recently sent me the most adorable cupcake kit to review-it contained a cupcake themed apron and 3 cupcake books! 2 of the books were geared towards “tweens” called The Cupcake Diaries.  These books are sure to delight any preteen in your life, while the 3rd book Who’s My Cupcake is an infant board book that plays around with nicknames many of us have for our children. The pictures are terrific and even my toddler thinks all the words are hilarious! It is also a great book to help your child get introduced to rhyming words! You can also visit the Cupcake Diaries Website to find printables and more!

 I decided to have a little bit of fun with this package and teamed up with a local children boutique (The Silver Rattle) and a cupcake company (Twisted Sisters Cupcakes) to bring a cupcake story time to local families.

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Zaycon Foods-Chicken Review!

People are always asking me how to save money on meats and produce.  My answer is usually to look for rock bottom deals and stock up.  Now I have another solution-Zaycon Foods

Zaycon Foods is a company that offers natural meats and produce that can be purchased in bulk.  Here are a few of the highlights:

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RockNLearn DVD Review and Giveaway!

Do you struggle to find educational lessons for your child that are fun and interactive?  Well I have the company for you! 

RockNLearn provides music and videos that are specifically geared to capture your child’s attention and help them learn in a fun and stress free way.  Whether you feel they need help with reading, math, kindergarten readiness skills, or more, RockNLearn has the item for your little one!

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Paying It Forward With #ClearAmerican Flavored Water

Our cooler full of Clear American Flavored Water

I love water and it is definitely my beverage of choice.  However, since having Zack, I find it increasingly hard to remember to hydrate myself as frequently as I should.  I know many other people have this issue as well.  In fact, some people choose soda or coffee instead and this can create many problems on hot and steamy days like we have been experiencing this summer! 

I was given the opportunity to try Walmart’s Clear American Flavored Water recently and I was pleasantly surprised!  When I visited Walmart to purchase the drinks I was a bit overwhelmed by the number of flavors-it was so hard to choose so I let Will have the decision.  He picked some great ones!  The taste was light and refreshing plusthe fact that it contains no sugar is a definite plus and even allows me to even share it with my 2 year old! 

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MyLovebook-Review & Giveaway

MyLoveBook
Looking for a personalized and meaningful gift for a loved one?  My husband and I recently celebrated our anniversary and I was in this situation.  Luckily, MyLoveBook.com came to my rescue.  Here is a little blurb from the company to tell you a little bit about it:

It’s not another photo book.  Let’s face it, photo books are great, but
require a lot of time.  Our product is more of an “answer” book.  Our
questions help get those creative juices flowing, allowing you to say how
you really feel.  Some questions are simple, some are drag ‘n drop, some
require more thought.  Again, you get to choose what you are comfortable
answering.

  Our MyLoveBook came out great!  As many parents know, running around after the kids, keeping the house running smoothly, and keeping your sanity along the craziness of llfe, you sometimes forget to tell the ones you love how much you appreciate them.  MyLovebook helps you do this AND delivers it in a beautiful bound book that anyone will be sure to love.  I had so much fun creating the book also!  Answering questions such as “What is the craziest thing we’ve ever done?” or “A time I felt closest to you is” really took me on a walk down memory lane and allowed me a rare moment to reflect old memories with my husband.  I really had time to appreciate the special relationship we have together.  My husband was suprised by the gift and loved it as well!  One of my favorite things about the book is that we can pull it out anytime and giggle over the questions and answers and feel close to each other. 

Wanna win one?  These make awesome birthday or holiday gifts! 

One lucky winner will get to create one MyLovebook for a loved one!

Ways to enter.  You can choose 1 or all of the ways. Just remember that the more ways you choose, the better your chances!

1.  Visit MyLovebook HERE and leave a comment on this post telling me what theme you will choose for your book.
2.  Follow Momondealz via Twitter.  Leave a comment on this post telling me you have done this.
3. Follow MyLoveBook via Facebook.  Leave a comment telling them I sent you.  Leave a comment on this post telling me you have done this.
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5.  Follow MyLoveBook via Twitter.  Leave a comment on this post telling me you have done this.
6. Tweet or Share this giveaway on Facebook or Twiiter using @momondealz in your Facebook comment or #momondealz in your tweet.  This can be done everyday.  Leave a link to your tweet or share on this post.
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Review-Flip Flop Wine

Everyone loves a good glass of wine but not everyone loves the cost that can coincide with it.  Flip Flop Wines has strived to overcome this issue and has the goal to “Stay true to varietal character, to be expressive and to be well balanced, and to be affordable for people of all economic levels”. 

The Vinter, David Georges, stated that, “People have a personal attachment to their favorite pair of flip folos, their favorite food, and to their favorite wine style. We crafted 7 different varitals that allow each wine lover to discover their favorite.”  As a girl who quickly switched out her high heels to her favorite flip flops under her dress on her wedding day, I had to see if they could achieve this goal.  They did

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Vizio Universal Wireless HD Video & Audio Kit Review + Giveaway!

Tired of dangling wires from your TV fromother high def devices?  I know with a 2 year old and a soon to be crawler, I am always worried about wires surrounding our entertainment system!  Well, there is great news for all of us! Vizio is releasing a Universal Wireless HD Video and Audio Kit (Black)This item is the solution to messy and dangerous wires hanging around your TV.  Check out the details:


 “Boasting a simple set up, the VIZIO Wireless HD Video & Audio Kit allows up to 4 devices (DVD player, Blu-ray player, Play Station 3, Xbox 360, Wii, surround sound, etc.) to wirelessly connect to the TV.  The devices can even be stored away up to 30 feet away from the TV if need be.

The Wireless HD Video and Audio Kit transmits an interference-free frequency, is universal so it can be used with any products (not just VIZIO), and requires no additional software or equipment for a simple installation process.

These kits are currently available at Sam’s Club, Vizio, Amazon, and a few select other online stores.

My thoughts:
Love it!  Not only do we now have less wires, it made the picture on our TV even more clear and better defined!  We currently have our TV sitting on the entertainment center but we plan to puchase the wall mount this weekend and are very excited about the fact that there will be NO wires hanging from it!  As advertised, It was super simple setup (coming from me this means A LOT) and took less than 10 minutes to have everything working!

Wanna win one?
There are several ways to enter this giveaway.  You can choose 1 or all of them but remember that the more ways you enter, the better chances you have!

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Totsy “Project Kool” Tote Review and Giveaway!

Who doesn’t love a good tote bag?  I know I do!

For those of you unfamiliar with Totsy-let me tell you a little about the company:

-Totsy offers moms and moms to be brand name items for up to 90% off! 
-Items offered are for moms and their children ages 0-8.
-Totsy is a 100% Green company-they care about our enviroment and want to preserve it for our children!

Totsy has continued their eco friendy business practices by teaming up with 13 year old Hunter Gross (yes, I said 13!).  Hunter was inspired by a school project and created “Project Kool”.  This company makes eco-friendly lunch bags, back packs, totes, and more!

I received one of Project Kool’s totes and just love it!  It is big enough to provide endless uses for my busy life as a mom!  Some of the ways I have though to use this bag are:

  • As a water park bag.  We go to our local water park at least twice a week and the bag easily fits diapers and change of clothes that are needed.
  • As a beach toy holder.  Your child’s toys can fit in the bag and the handles are perfect for little hands to help carry!
  • As a grocery bag.  The tote is just about the same size as most reusable shopping bags.
  • As an “emergency activity bag”.  All parents should have one of these!  Fill the bag with items or acitivities that your child enjoys (coloring books, crayons, picture books, toys, puzzles, etc) and you can whip it out in the event you’re stuck in traffic, stuck in line, etc). 

 

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Wii Play Motion Review

A couple of weeks ago I let you know about the awesome deal Wii currently has going on to help consumers save money.  Since then I have had the pleasure of reviewing the Wii Play Motion with Black Wii Remote Plus and I just love it!  The wide variety of games included are so much fun and will fit just about everyone’s interests.  Do you think you’ve mastered skipping rocks?  How about making your own soft serve ice cream cone?  You can do these things and more with Wii’s Play Motion games!

These games are sooo much fun and there are 12 of them!  Yes you read that correctly-12!  It starts off allowing you to play 4 games and you are then able to unlock the additional games after success of thse games.  Don’t worry, this only took us less than an hour of playing.  Wii Play Motion retails for $49.99 and also includes a Wii Remote Plus controller-now that’s a great value! The package was just released June 16th so this item should be on all store shelves selling Wii games.  These games provide hours of fun times!  They have definitely entertained my husband and I since getting them a few days ago! 

Wondering what my favorites are?  That’s a really hard question to answer!  Since one of my high school jobs was dipping ice cream, the first game I checked out was Cone Zone and I easily beat my husband by building the tallest ice cream cone!  The next game I tried was Skip Skimmer.  I have never been very good at skipping rocks but I rocked this game!  Of all the games I have to say my favorite is Veggie Guardin’!  Protecting my “garden” from pests by whopping them on the head with my mallet was a real stress reliever!

Disclosure: I received no money for this review and opinions are 100% mine.

Nintendo Wii Game System Plus Game Bundle Review

 

Many families are feeling the crunch of tight budgets this year and forgoing the usual family summer vacation.  In fact, recent years have made the term “staycation” very popular!  One idea for a staycation is to have a “Gaming Day” where you and your family can have some healthy competition inside the house.  Nintendo has come to understand that many families can’t afford  expensive games and has given the solution of the the Nintendo Selects bundle of four classic games:

 

  • Wii Sports
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • Mario Super Sluggers
  • Animal Crossing: City Folk 

Each of the above games are only $19.99 – making them much more affordable!  The Wii is also now available in black or white for just $149.99 – the system also comes packaged with the Mario Kart Wii game and a matching colored Wii Wheel accessory… another bargain!  Here is what Nintendo has to say about games included in the bundle:

Wii Sports allows players enjoy hours of sporty summer fun on the golf course, tennis court, boxing ring, baseball diamond or bowling alley. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess whisks them to a mystical land filled with challenge and adventure. Mario Super Sluggers grants players admission to a host of wildly imaginative ballparks, all with a Mushroom Kingdom twist. In Animal Crossing: City Folk, they can even customize their own colorful universe for a social summer getaway.”

My thoughts:

I have to admit I have never been a fan of video games.  However, the Wii Console with Mario Kart Wii Bundle – Black has caused me to change my opinion of this popular pastime.  I have always had visions of big eyed children sitting in near trance like behavior and not moving except for the occasional hand shift.  These thoughts and visions have been shattered by the Wii!  Playing these games allows the user to move around the floor, using and improving hand eye coordination and also using problem solving skills at the same time-not to mention even working up a sweat! I really love the Wii Sports where I can become a professional bowler, tennis player or boxer right in my own living room!  The boxing is my favorite since it reminds me of working out to Tae Bo!  I see a lot of fun times in the future using Wii!  I have already started saving up for Wii Fit and know that it will totally worth every penny.  In the meantime, my family and I will be learning how to conquer the Nintendo Selects bundle of classic and budget friendly games!