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eBook Review: Coffee Filters to Cheese Graters: Creative Ways to Use Just About Everything

eBook Review: Coffee Filters to Cheese Graters: Creative Ways to Use Just About Everything

* I received a copy of this eBook to facilitate my review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* During the summer, I read a TON more than I do during the rest of the year. Afternoons spent by the pool and trips to the beach are practically MADE for relaxing with a book (or e-reader) in hand. I was given the opportunity to get a sneak preview of a new e-book that’s coming out on July … Read entire article »

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Mini Acts Mighty Impact Contest by Auntie Anne’s

Mini Acts Mighty Impact Contest by Auntie Anne’s

Do you know someone who continually gives and gives and never asks back — someone who may have done something they feel is small but its ripples carry far and wide? Auntie Ann’s is giving you the opportunity to nominate someone exactly like that  for the Mini Acts Mighty Impact contest running now through June 2014. Take just a minute and nominate someone (a friend, a family member, a coworker, etc.) who has performed a Mini Act with … Read entire article »

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Enter the “Rock Your Vacation” Instagram Contest to Win a VIP Getaway for You and Five of Your Closest friends!

Enter the “Rock Your Vacation” Instagram Contest to Win a VIP Getaway for You and Five of Your Closest friends!

Who wants to WIN a 6-day, 5-night VIP trip to Kissimmee, Florida?  Ok hands down everyone!  Here’s how to enter: No high-tech video equipment needed, you can use your smart phone and creativity to enter the Experience Kissimmee’s “Rock Your Vacation” video contest on Instagram. In your vide, show how you and your “entourage” would Rock a Central Florida vacation and you could have the opportunity to enjoy adrenaline-pumping attractions and heart racing adventure, just moments from … Read entire article »

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Animal Planet Giveaway

Animal Planet Giveaway

Don’t you just love watching the Puppy Bowl?! Animal Planet has a new line of products including costumes of a referee, cheerleader, or even the star player of the team, t-shirts, football-shaped chewy toys, and more. All of the products are available at both Animal Planet’s Online Store and Petco. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of all items benefits R.O.A.R (Reach Out. Act. Respond). WIN IT: Animal Planet is giving away one pack of … Read entire article »

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Hosting Guests with Panache: Hamptonality Holiday Hosting Tips By Hampton #HamptonHoliday

Hosting Guests with Panache: Hamptonality Holiday Hosting Tips By Hampton #HamptonHoliday

* Compensation was provided by Hampton Hotel via MomTrends. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Hampton or Momtrends.* Let’s face it: the holidays are stressful! There’s so much to do: gift shopping, cleaning, decorating, planning Christmas dinner (if you’re hosting), cooking and baking, getting a Christmas tree, decorating said tree, and on and on. When additional family and guests arrive for their holiday stay, it can … Read entire article »

Filed under: Christmas, Contests, entertainment, Seasonal

CaringBridge Hallmark “Caring Messages” Card Contest

CaringBridge Hallmark “Caring Messages” Card Contest

“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for CaringBridge. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.” To celebrate and support caregivers, the strong personal heroes who tirelessly help families get through one day at a time when experiencing a hardship, CaringBridge, the nonprofit caring social network, and Hallmark Cards are kicking off the “Caring Messages” card contest during National Family Caregiver Month. From October 28th through November 17th, the … Read entire article »

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P&G Back to School Checklist and $50 Giveaway to the P&G E-Store!

P&G Back to School Checklist and $50 Giveaway to the P&G E-Store!

I recently attended a Philadelphia mom blogger bash at the Nail Bar in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia (if you haven’t been, you need to go!) hosted by the lovely Audrey McClelland of Mom Generations and sponsored by P&G (the makers of Olay, Pampers, Bounty and Duracell, you know, just to name a few!). It was so great to catch up with some of my dearest friends Sarah Peppel from DIY Frugal and Joey Fortman of Real Mom … Read entire article »

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The Philadelphia Museum of Art Presents: Art Splash! Great Summer Exhibitions, Festivals and Programs for the Whole Family!

The Philadelphia Museum of Art Presents: Art Splash! Great Summer Exhibitions, Festivals and Programs for the Whole Family!

With my kids home during the day and on the weekends during the summer, it’s hard for me to come up with fun activities and outings to keep them entertained while staying on budget. Parents, does this sound familiar? This summer the Philadelphia Museum of Art is kicking-off Art Splash, a new series of exhibitions, festivals, and programs specifically created with families in mind. Exciting interactive play spaces, daily hands-on art activities, and special events will … Read entire article »

Filed under: Activities, Art, Arts, Contests, Educational, Kindergartners, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Summer, Toddlers

Despicable Me 2 *GIVEAWAY*

Despicable Me 2 *GIVEAWAY*

I don’t know about you, but ever since “Despicable Me” came out, I was really hoping they would do a sequel (just for some more Minion action alone!). Well, Gru and his army of Minions are back in “Despicable Me 2” coming to theatres nationwide on July 3! My Minion prayers have been answered (seriously, are they not the cutest, funniest little guys?!) I am doing a GIVEAWAY CONTEST for 5 family 4 packs of tickets … Read entire article »

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I Luv Shmoozees Video Contest

I Luv Shmoozees Video Contest

ILuvShmoozee by Jay@Play is currently hosting a fun-filled video contest that allows readers to create a Shmoozee-inspired video to win big prizes including a grand prize of $500 and a first prize of $250, to name a few. Below is our fun (and admittedly, amateur) Shmoozee video: “Lolli Daze with Shmoozees.” Watch to see who ends up with the lollipop in the great candy war! Enter your own video for a chance to win on the Shmoozee Facebook page. You … Read entire article »

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