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Friday, September 28, 2012

The Strength of 1™ - Freschetta fights Breast Cancer

Spreading Breast Cancer Awareness is so important.



So many people seem to be touched by this terrible disease, most of you either know someone who has or have battled with the beast yourself.

Now, through the end of October, the makers of Freschetta® pizza are raising awareness about the very important issue of breast cancer through The Strength of 1™ campaign - which means sponsoring Bright Pink, the only national non-profit organization focusing on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women, while providing support to high-risk individuals.

How can YOU help

  • Take The Pledge - Join other women and take the pledge to show you have The Strength of 1™ power within you. You can do so at www.facebook.com/freschettapizza
  • You can also support The Strength of 1™ Thunderclap. To do so, visit www.thunderclap.it, click on Explore Thunderclaps, and choose "Cause" in the drop-down menu to find The Strength of 1™ Thunderclap. Click on the "Support with Twitter" or "Support with Facebook" button to help further spread the word about this The Strength of 1™ mission.
  • You can spread the word about breast cancer awareness on Twitter too! 

 Let's help raise awareness to this very important issue today! Share the link, share your story, tweet a link today!


Disclosure: I occasionally receive compensation in the form of products for posts. However, the opinions I share are solely my own.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Recipes for Kid Friendly Spooky Treats - from Disney's Frankenweenie

Are your kids excited? 

Heck, are YOU excited for Tim Burton's FRANKENWEENIE's US release on October 5th, 2012?


I am!

What's it all about?
 
"From creative genius Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” The Nightmare Before Christmas”) comes “Frankenweenie,” a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous." - ©Disney



So, to celebrate -here are some FRANKENWEENIE inspired treats that you and your kiddos can make for the holidays. 





Hey, if you're part of a playgroup - you could even center a whole playdate surrounding making these fun treats!  Just an idea.

Be sure to "Like" FRANKENWEENIE on Facebook to get the inside scoop!

Enjoy! 

*Disclosure: I was not paid for this post in any way - however was given access to these photos and recipes by Disney.com


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Hospital Baby Products - Swaddle Blankets, Nose Suckers & more! REVIEW & GIVEAWAY

No one seems to swaddle a baby better than those hospital nursery nurses, right?



When I came home from the hospital with my first baby, last year, the hospital nurse let me take home one of the flannel blankets that she used to swaddle my peanut in during our stay.

I was so grateful, because contrary to what I believed....all of the receiving blankets I had registered for and received were WAY too small for a good swaddle.

I remember thinking, "where can I get baby blankets like the ones they use in the hospital?"



Keep reading to find out how you can WIN a Hospital Baby Products Prize Package!


Hospital Baby Products found my blog and offered to send me some of their products, after I had my second baby just a few months ago. So excited! Finally a company where I you can order all those goodies you need but can never find for your baby after you leave the hospital!

If you were to list them quickly, what are the TOP THREE items you'd love to have that you used at the hospital after labor & delivery?

For me.....it would have to be:
  1. Hospital Receiving Blanket/Swaddle Blanket
  2. Blue Nose Sucker
  3. Hospital Burp Cloths

I was in luck, because Hospital Baby Products  had all (3) and MORE! 




The hospital swaddle/receiving blankets ($4.99) come in two patterns - stripes or footprints and are a generous 36 in X 40 in - which is perfect for swaddling!



If you're already a mom, no one needs to explain to you how many burp cloths you'll go through in just ONE day! If you're new to this momma world - trust me.....you'll need a lot!  Hospital baby Products sells these durable cloth diapers/burp cloths in a 6-pack for only $16.99.



And last but not least, the all famous nose sucker...or at least that's what we call it!  They usually let you take one of these little blue guys home with you from the hospital, but if you're like me, it's always getting lost.  It would be great to have one of these in each bathroom and nursery as well! Now you can for just $4.99.

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*Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. The products used to facilitate this review were given to me free of cost by the company for evaluation.  However, all opinions are 100% my own and were not influenced by the complimentary product received.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Handbag? Check! Lunchbag? Check! Cubby CarryAll REVIEW & 20% Coupon Code

At the Emmy's last night, one of the celebs said that if it ran until 10pm - the organizers were going to give out FREE Sandwiches!

If the ladies were carrying a Card Cubby CarryAll, they wouldn't have had to worry about going hungry!

Keep reading below to find out why............



Have you ever been out on a shopping trip or errands with the kids and didn't want to spend money buying an expensive lunch out?

Or, after a few hours realize you wish you had something COLD to drink?

Now, you can be an efficient AND stylish momma with a Cubby CarryAll in hand.

The Cubby CarryAll has a handy dandy zippered and insulated compartment on the bottom of the purse to keep your sandwich, drink, baby food or whatever you might need...COLD!

I loved this insulated feature, plus it looks nothing like a lunch bag - no one will know you're carrying around your lunch or other "treats" while shopping.

Hey, this way you don't even have to stop for a fuel up - you can be a POWER shopper and out-shop all the other mommas! Heh Heh.


There's nothing worse than putting a water bottle in your purse, only to have it leak and soak your make up, money, or other valuable items you may be carrying. With the Cubby CarryAll, anything cold or wet can be kept in the bottom compartment, leaving your other items dry and safe.


Features include:
  • Detachable makeup bag (shown above)
  • Durable leatherette material for easy clean (my hub even thought it was REAL leather)
  • Padded outer pocket for iPad or Tablet
  • Specific compartments to place keys and cell phone 
  • Versatile carry options - can be carried by hand straps or a shoulder strap
  • Separate zippered storage area for lunch items, cold drinks or bottles

BUY IT
Pre-Order your Cubby CarryAll ($110) 
Ships on Nov 10, 2012

Like their FACEBOOK page to get an EXCLUSIVE 20% off Coupon code for when you order!
  •  That brings your price down to $88 for a $22 dollar savings! 
  • COUPON Code EXPIRES September 30 - so use your code TODAY!

For even MORE reasons you'll love your Cubby CarryAll........just watch the video below!


*Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. The products used to facilitate this review were given to me free of cost by the company for evaluation.  However, all opinions are 100% my own and were not influenced by the complimentary product received.

Cool Futon Giveaway - Enter today - 2 Winners! Ends 10/8

Which of my McKinney Mommas' can can rock this Zebra Futon style in their house?




Welcome to the AtoZ Stores AFA Mali Futon Giveaway
Sponsored byAtoZ Stores  Hosted By 3 Princes and a Princess 2

 

Win a Brand New AFA Mali Series Futon!



The American Furniture Alliance (AFA) Mali Futon is built with six position wings allowing easy conversion from a sofa to a multi-position lounger. 

This is a great piece of modern furniture that is super stylish and saves space in smaller rooms or dorms. The Mali Futon is available in many colors and style options suitable for any decor with snazzy and comfy cushion pillows.

The Winner of the Giveaway can Choose any Color in the Mali Sofa/Cushion Solid Series Pewter Frame Futons  - additional styles and colors found here
 
AFA Mali Futon Features:
  • Mali Flex Futon Frame
  • 6" Futon Matress
  • 2 Bolsters; 1 Back Support Pillow
  • Height: 29"
  • Width: 31"
  • Depth: 61"
  • Weight: 73lbs
This AFA Mali Futon is brought to you by AtoZ Stores where you can find everything for the home from A to Z! AtoZ Stores is a product specific website to help speed your search while offering unbeatable pricing, easy navigation and secure purchasing.

Two lucky readers will each win a AFA Mali Futon in any style or color in the Mali Sofa/Cushion Solid Series Pewter Frame Futons. ~ A $419 value~

Giveaway ends October 8th at 11:59pm EST, open to continental US residents 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Win This Hip Zebra Striped AFA Futon! 2 WINNERS!

This is one hip piece of furniture.


Do you think you're cool enough to own it?

. . . . 

Starting tomorrow, you can find out by entering to WIN one!




AFA Mali Futon Giveaway - Win an AFA Mali Futon with AtoZStores!

  • Prize: AFA Mali Futo- 2 winners a $419 value 
  • Giveaway Dates: 9/24 - 10/8 
  • Restrictions: Open to - Continental US only 

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Lamaze Freddie & Friends Musical Mobile [Review & Giveaway]


Trying to find ways to keep your baby engaged and stimulated - while building their visual tracking skills?



TOMY brand Lamaze has teamed up with child development experts, to design a line of toys and products at Lamaze that will engage babies and provide parents with peace of mind. 

Freddie & Friends Musical Mobile is a perfect mix of fun and learning in a toy.  There are (4) musical selections and a volume control, depending on whether you're trying to stimulate baby or lull them to sleep.  The wings can be switched back and forth from a black and white pattern (great for newborns) to a colorful multicolored side - after 2 months when their color perception begins to fine tune.

The wings actually flap up and down mechanically, slowly in time to the music to engage your baby - and you can set the timer to either 15 or 30 minutes of musical and light play. 

Keep reading to find out how YOU can WIN one of your own! 


Dear ol' Freddie is shown here on the black and white side, which my newborn seems to love. My little one loves tracking the little firefly pillows that hang off the wings on each side as they are in multiple colors and their bright eyes seem to pop!  There is a little glowing light at the bottom of the firefly that changes color with the music as well which she seems to like as well. 

The mobile was very simple to set up - just a click and a pop and throw in a few AA batteries and you're ready to go.  The arm to attach the mobile to the crib seems very sturdy and you can loosen and tighten depending on the style of your crib. 

I do wish there was another way to hang the mobile in other rooms of the house, like from a table or couch in the living room - as Baby O. likes to spend time on a blanket on the floor. Oh, well that's not a deal breaker for me at all.

So, if you're looking for a great crib mobile, I'd definitely recommend Freddie & Friends Musical Mobile - it's very engaging with the flapping wings and lights, visually stimulating with the black & white block prints and soothing with the musical selections.


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*Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. The products used to facilitate this review were given to me free of cost by the company for evaluation.  However, all opinions are 100% my own and were not influenced by the complimentary product received.
 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

$200 Dollar Fall Giveaway Event! Enter Today!

Question: What's better than $200 bucks, McKinney Mommas?

Answer: Nothing! 

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Welcome to The Awesome Have It Your Way Blog Giveaway!

This wonderful event is brought to you by,
Jenn's Blah Blah Blog, Dishin' With Rebelle, and Contest 4 That,who will proudly be launching Pink Ninja Media in the next few weeks.
Special thanks to our wonderful co-hosts Zoes Printable Coupons, PrewChatterly Everything Girly, Capri's Coupons,

Now, you know most giveaways have a set prize, this or that that you may not have need for right now.  But, this giveaway is awesome because 

YOU CHOOSE your prize...up to $200! 

So, a Mommy's Day Out at the Spa? 
Done!   

How about a new outfit from that fancy boutique around the corner?
Done! 

You choose your prize and shipping is INCLUDED!

Ready to win?

Details:
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  • Giveaway will start on September 20, 2012 at 12:01am EST and end on October 20, 2012 at 11:59pm EST.
  • One Lucky Person Will Win ANYTHING THEY WANT, valued up to $200 with shipping.
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  • We realize there's a lot of bloggers, so we added extra entries! Earn an additional 25 entries for completing certain tasks on the Rafflecopter. Remember you only have to complete mandatory entries to enter the giveaway, the rest are extra entries. Giveaway runs an entire month so you don't have to finish it in one sitting, remember to come back for daily tasks to earn more. You'll also be introduced to some AMAZING Bloggers, each blogger in this event is awesome and brings something special and unique.
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Monday, September 17, 2012

15% off Coupon at Famous Footwear!

.........if you're not done with your BACK TO SCHOOL

Shoe Shopping yet............




*Disclosure: This post was sponsored by MySavingsMedia.com. I may be compensated if a reader makes a purchase after following the links in this posts. All opinions remain my own.

Friday, September 14, 2012

All Natural Bath & Body Products at BuyProvence.com [Review & Giveaway]

Often times, it's hard to find natural and eco-friendly bath and body products that do the job and aren't lacking in some areas.

I'm always wishing they had more scent (without being irritating of course) or that they'd still have that lather ability (without all the noxious chemicals).

I recently found that BuyProvence.com carries a fantastic line of bath and body products for children made in Provence, France that is all natural, organic and eco-friendly - ALPHANOVA.

ALPHANOVA Organic Cold Cream ($14.70)

Both of my children - 19 months and a newborn have sensitive skin.  So, I'm always on the lookout for products that actually work but don't exasperate their skin issues.

I tried ALPHANOVA's Organic Cold Cream on both of my girls, and it worked beautifully. I hate greasy formulas, which this was not!  This hypoallergenic cream hydrated and absorbed quickly without any greasy residue.

Did I mention and the scent was magnificent, wait.....it's "Fragrance Free" that means that scent is from all-natural ingredients. Nice!

ALPHANOVA Princesse Body Wash ($13.80)

Another product BuyProvence.com sent us to try was the Princesse Body Wash from ALPHANOVA.  Which little girl doesn't like to feel like a princess when they're taking a bath or shower?  A lovely light strawberry fragrance floated by my nose when we were using this product. My daughter had NO skin reactions when using this product either! Great.

Only issue I noticed, my little peanut is used to using a wet washcloth while bathing to wipe her eyes if any water splashes in them - and this product is not Tear-Free - so you could have trouble on your hands if your child is not old enough to be careful about keeping the product out of their eyes.

ALPHANOVA Princesse Bubble Bath ($13.80)

Finally, for our favorite part of bath-time............THE BUBBLES! ALPHANOVA's Princesse Bubble Bath, which my toddler asks for every day now makes a mountain of bubbles. So now we can have even MORE fun in the bathtub!

With ALPHANOVA, your little girl can have a fairy tale bath too!

The strawberry & cotton scent is really nice, and again the best part...no irritation and I can feel GREAT knowing that it's all organic and isn't hurting the environment when we watch the bubbles go down the drain!

Reasons to Buy ALPHANOVA
  • Certified Organic by Ecocert
  • Paraben FREE
  • NO Coloring Agents
  • Hypoallergenic
  • 99% All Natural Ingredients
Why Provence, France?

"Its typical Mediterranean climate has allowed Provence to develop, over the centuries, a significant agricultural base, the majority of whose products have a worldwide reputation due to their exceptional quality. Lavender, olives, flowers, aromatic herbs, perfumes…have given local artisans and producers the opportunity to create a multitude of specialties in the fields of cosmetics, food
service/dining, decoration and wellbeing.
" - excerpt from BuyProvence.com


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*Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. The products used to facilitate this review were given to me free of cost by the company for evaluation.  However, all opinions are 100% my own and were not influenced by the complimentary product received.
 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Yup, I'm still in the running for the Top 25 Southern Moms!

Just 9 days left to vote!

It would be SO EXCITING to win the Top 25 Southern Moms Blog Award!

Great exposure for McKinney Mommas could come from it!

And...I need YOU to help me get there - click HERE and click the thumbs up!

                      

Thanks SO much for your vote! - Shiloh K.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Classy & Functional Diaper Bag by Donna Sharp [Review & Giveaway] Ends 9/30


The dilemma.

Consolidate two diaper bags down to one, or carry around two separate bags.

I'm going with ONE diaper bag, thank you!

Diaper Bag - Licorice - Donna Sharp


Donna Sharp, gave me the opportunity to try their Diaper Bag in Licorice and it couldn't have come at a better time.  I just had my second bambino, 8 weeks ago and had to figure out how I was going to carry my "supplies" for both Big Sister and Baby O.

One main criteria I have when choosing diaper bags is POCKETS. I hate searching through a big bag for tiny items, and love to have many pockets for organization. This baby has it all!


I was happy to find, there are 6 great pockets inside for hiding away onesies, socks, bottles, pacifiers, you name it - and a cool interior water-resistant leopard print design to boot!

Wait, we're not done with the pockets yet. The front of Donna Sharp's Diaper Bag has a great long zippered pocket for blankets, etc. and three exterior pockets for extra storage (see first photo). 

Did I mention the backside yet? There's a long horizontal zippered pocket that included a changing pad, plus a smaller zippered compartment - great for keys or your iPhone.



This diaper bag has some seriously classy styling, with nice silver buckles and accent beads. I like that it doesn't look like a silly little diaper bag with pink hearts and bows - hey I'm not knocking it - to each their own!

Oops, did I forget to mention the two pockets for bottles or sippy cups on each side?  So, that makes 8 exterior pockets and 6 interior pockets, for a grand total of..........14 pockets!

Now, that's what I call a Diaper Bag
 (The designers at Donna Sharp MUST be mothers)


For more info on great products by Donna Sharp

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*Disclosure: The product used to facilitate this review was given to me free of cost by the company for evaluation. I was also compensated an hourly wage for researching and writing this article. However, all opinions are 100% my own and were not influenced by the complimentary product & pay received.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Squeaky Clean Teeth! #OralBSponsored Review of Oral-B® Professional Precision 1000

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You can find me talking about the importance of dental hygiene often - to my old clients (foster care teenagers), my friends and even on this blog.

However, I'm not the best at following through on my own advice. 

I will not tell you how long it's been since I've been to the dentist. 



Really, I'm not sharing. 

It's that bad.

I do, brush my teeth on a daily basis though - and have been known to floss a few times a week. Whew! Some of you were beginning to get scared.

I have never owned an electric toothbrush so was delighted when Modern Mom and Oral-B invited me to participate in a review of the Oral-B® Professional Precision 1000.

This thing is nuts. In a really good way!

So, this little guy doesn't take much set up. You pop on the top and a little plastic washer to make the head/body seal watertight and that's it! 

The toothbrush fits onto the SmartPlug charger really easily and you don't have to worry about water splashing onto the base or handle since it's waterproof! A little green light flashes when the toothbrush is charging and will indicate when it's ready to use.

The first time I used this toothbrush about two weeks ago, I was amazed. Seriously. My mouth and teeth felt like I had just come from the dentist's office. The oscillating, rotating and pulsating movements of the bristles, made my teeth squeaky clean.  At the end of my brushing session, I couldn't feel any plaque or food in my teeth at all, just smooth, plaque-free teeth!

What would YOU pay to have your teeth feel like you just came from a professional cleaning at the dentist office?

Features of the Oral-B ProfessionalCare 1000 Toothbrush
  • Pressure sensor: Stops pulsations to notify you when you’re brushing too hard 
  • Professional timer: A two-minute timer with 30-second intervals makes it easy to track how long you’ve been brushing
  • Super Cleaning action: Provides 40,000 pulsations and 8,800 oscillations per minute 
  • Indicator® bristles: Remind you to replace your brush head every 3 months, once they’ve faded halfway 

 
Upgrade your toothbrush TODAY and get a $20 Rebate! Offer good until Sept 30th

For more info on Oral-B products, check out their website OralB.com, LIKE them on FACEBOOK, and FOLLOW them on TWITTER!


Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Modern Mom on behalf of Oral-B and received a product sample to facilitate my review.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Get Rid of the Stink, in Style! $4.00 off Glade Expressions Oil Diffuser


My house smells great today, thanks to Glade Expressions!


I was given a coupon to sample the new Glade Expressions® Oil Diffuser and Glade Expressions® Fragrance Mist, and was really pleased with the results.

The store I went to only had one scent, so Pineapple & Mangosteen it is!  Actually, I probably would have picked that scent anyway as the other choices are:
  • Fuji Apple & Cardamom Spice
  • Lavender & Juniper Berry
  • Cotton & Italian Mandarin
The  Glade Expressions® Oil Diffuser is really easy to set up just click the diffuser into the oil reservoir and it's ready to go.


The bamboo design fits in great with my Asian themed front room, looks like it's just another decoration, not a clunky air deodorizer!  I set it up last night, and by the morning the exotic Pineapple and Mangosteen scent was filling my living room, front room and hallway. Great scent power!

TRY it out yourself - PRINT a coupon for $4.00 off a Glade Oil Diffuser Starter Kit right now! 

I also grabbed one of the new Glade Expressions® Fragrance Mist, in Cotton & Italian Mandarin (also the only scent they had left)This design is also meant to fit in with your decor, as the label peels off easily to leave you with a simple white canister - nice touch.


I can't wait to try all the new scents! 

Can you?




* Disclosure: As a member of BzzAgent I received a coupon to try this product. However, I was not paid in any way for this post.

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Fussy Baby? Lamaze Pond Friends Crib Soother WORKS! [Review & Giveaway]



It's not easy having two babies in two years.

My most challenging task so far has been trying to put Big Sister H. down for her afternoon nap while Baby O. is awake.

I've managed to come up with a system that includes bouncing Baby O. in the bouncy seat with my foot while I rock Big Sister H. in the rocking chair.

I feel like a rock star [or rocking star?] when I can accomplish this task without too much trouble most days.

Recently, when bouncing doesn't seem like enough to keep Baby O. calm I've begun using the Lamaze Pond Friends Soother while trying to get her sister to nap.


Lamaze Pond Friends Crib Soother - Ages birth +
I will set this crib soother on a lullaby (there are 3 choices) or the nature sounds and Baby O. will go into a little "baby trance" while staring at the soft light display on the screen.  It's just enough to keep her calm while I put Big Sister into her crib and slowly creep out of the room.

One important feature that I found handy, is the attachment system.  I've had crib toys before that had to be tied on or had complicated way to affix the toy to the crib. No thanks.

The Lamaze Pond Friends Soother has an easy strap that buckles on or off with one click. That way, when I'm done in Big Sister's room, I don't have to fumble with ties or snaps to take the soother with me. Just one click, and we're outta there!

I haven't tried this feature yet, but you can also attach your own MP3 player to the soother, to play your own favorite lullabies or music that the lights will respond to by flashing to the beat. Hey, you'll be teaching your baby a sense of rhythm while you're at it!

P.S. The crib soother has an auto off feature as well, so you don't have to worry about coming back into the room to turn it off!

You can check out more products to make life as a mom of two, or three, or four easier at TOMY brand's Lamaze HERE.


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