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Friday, May 31, 2013

$200 Shopping Super Points Giveaway - ends 6/6

Welcome to the fifth and last day of our exciting Baby Week, a full week of awesome giveaways for mom, moms-to-be and yes, even new dads

Hasn't this been fun?

The event is hosted by and supported by a great group of bloggers, including ME....aka. McKinney Mommas!

Today's giveaway is for $200 in Shopping Super Points!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Baby Bump Yoga Only $50 for 6 Months! LivingSocial Dallas

Pregnant, and doing your best to stay healthy and fit for your baby?

Medical City has a great deal on LivingSocial this week for 6 months of Baby Bump Yoga classes in Dallas for only $50!

So, all you DFW mommas have no excuse to sit on that couch and eat pickles and ice cream all day.  Well, actually you do, but this is a fantastic deal, at a 79% savings.  Plus, you'll feel great stretching and taking care of your body.

You'll have the chance to mingle with other mommas who are also trying to relax, de-stress and be the best possible momma for their baby-to-be.

Learn more about Baby Bump Yoga at:

P.S. Of course you'll want to get a signed doctor’s note, as with any exercise class while pregnant.

Seattle's Best Coffee - 10 NEW Stores in Dallas-Fort Worth

10 stores opening all on the same day?

Who has the caffeine-powered buzz to accomplish such a feat?

Seattle's Best Coffee, of course.

Dallas-Fort Worth now boasts 10 brand spankin' NEW drive-thru coffee stores!

Welcome to Seattle, TX ya'll!

Check out the map above to find out where the closest Seattle's Best Drive-Thru Coffee location in Dallas-Fort Worth is to you!

Wait, before you rev up your car engine to head to the drive-thru...check out Seattle's Best - Dallas Facebook page to print a $1 OFF coupon and chance to earn a a FREE signature beverage!

Now, you can't say I never got you buzzed for free. Umm. Not that you would. Anyway!

Tell me. Which store is closest to your home? 
 (Mine is #4 at the tippy top of the map).

Evenflo Triumph Convertible Carseat Giveaway - ends 6/5

Welcome to the fourth day of our exciting Baby Week, a full week of awesome giveaways for mom, moms-to-be and even new dads!  

The event is hosted by and supported by a great group of bloggers, including McKinney Mommas!

Be sure to check back each day for a new giveaway!

Today's giveaway is for an Evenflo Triumph Convertible Carseat!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Cook Hall Beer Dinner - A Dallas Foodie Adventure! May 31

No plans for Friday?

Looking for a foodie adventure in Dallas?  Well, how does of a 5-course dinner at Cook Hall featuring Real Ale Brewing Company beer pairings, sound?

Good News. You're invited!

  • Join Cook Hall May 31, for the restaurant’s first beer dinner featuring Texas craft beers from Real Ale Brewing Co.  The five course dinner includes Hans’ Pils paired with a single east coast oyster with cucumber mignonette, Rio Blanco Pale Ale with a cheese and charcuterie board, Lost Gold IPA with a grilled red snapper and fennel citrus, Devil’s Backbone with a grilled rib-eye steak with herb avocado sauce and pickled sweet  peppers, and Sisyphus Barleywine Ale with butterscotch pudding.


  • Cook Hall - W Dallas-Victory
    2440 Victory Lane
    Dallas, Texas 75219
  • Friday, May 31, 2013
    7 p.m.  

  • $55 per person. Call 214-397-4111 for reservations. 

For more information, visit Cook Hall at: or on Facebook!

I can't wait to see if that mignonette is tastier than the one I make at home! 

See you there! 

Moby Baby Carrier & Lassig Messenger Bag Giveaway - ends 6/4

Welcome back to the third day of Baby Week, a full week of awesome giveaways for mom, moms-to-be and even new dads!  

The event is hosted by and supported by a great group of bloggers, including myself! 

Be sure to check back each day for a new giveaway!

Today's giveaway is for a Moby Baby Carrier & Lassig Messenger Bag!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

$300 Artistic Sensations Giveaway - Nursery Bedding - ends 6/3

Welcome to the second day of Baby Week, a full week of awesome giveaways for mom, moms-to-be and even new dads!  

The event is hosted by and supported by a great group of bloggers, including myself! 

Be sure to check back each day for a new giveaway!

Setting up the nursery is one of the most anticipated tasks during pregnancy. Picking out the perfect bedding set for your little bundle of joy can be so much fun, especially when shopping at Artistic Sensations.  As you can see, they have some of the most beautiful bedding sets around!

Monday, May 27, 2013

A Whole Week of Baby Giveaways! Starts Today!

Welcome to Baby Week, a full week of awesome giveaways for mom, moms-to-be and even new dads!  

The event is hosted by and supported by a great group of bloggers, including myself (whoot, whoot). 

Please be sure to check back every day between now and May 31st for a new giveaway!


Mombo Pillow & Bright Starts Mobile

Saturday, May 25, 2013

$12 - $15 Memorial Day Sale at Tea Collection! Ends 5/27

 Fabulous Memorial Day Sale ALERT!

Starting today, through Monday, May 27th, Tea Collection is offering $15 Girls Dresses, $12 Girls Leggings and $12 Boys Tops. 

Friday, May 24, 2013

#GetActivewithON Sprints to Dallas in Pretty Muddy Mud Run

Are you ready to get Pretty Muddy?

Old Navy is bringing the dirt right to our doorstep in the Pretty Muddy Mud Run here in Dallas!

Pretty Muddy is a 5k adventurous obstacle course mud (Read: FUN) run for any woman who wants to get outside, spend time with friends and have a blast gettin' dirrrrty!


  • Skyline Ranch - 1801 E Wheatland Rd Dallas, TX 75241

  • June 1, 2013 at 8:00am (waves will start every 15 minutes)

* * * 

What's that? 

You say you don't know what to wear to the Pretty Muddy Mud Run?

Well, you can start your practice early by running over to Old Navy (sponsoring the event) and checking out the Old Navy Active Gear section for women. 

Offering tons of new styles, colors and at an always affordable price, Old Navy has a everything from sports bras, to solid color leggings and tops with GoDry wicking fabric to keep you cool and dry.

My picks for the race?

So, head in to your local Old Navy, or check out their Active Gear section online and tell me what your picks for the big dirrrrty race will be!

Share your favorite active gear picks with me in a blog comment below!


* Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, however I may receive a gift card from the company as a thank you for posting about this event.

Free Samples, Coupons and More from Pillsbury!

Love baking?

I'm not a baker, but love to cook.

Either way, here's a cool deal from Pillsbury:

Sign up for Pillsbury's Newsletter and get great coupons and recipes, as well as product samples at your door!

*Disclosure: I was not paid for this post, but may be compensated if readers choose to sign up for the offers mentioned in the post.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Moms Meet "Got Milk" Playgroup With O Organics Milk Boxes

Whenever possible, I try to purchase organic produce and grocery products.

O Organics, is a line of organic foods sold at Safeway, Vons, Randalls, Dominicks and Tom Thumb stores that I recently had the an opportunity to sample with my playgroup through Moms Meet!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

$100 Apple Gift Card / Apple TV Giveaway!

Welcome to the Apple TV Giveaway Event hosted by Famous Free Samples! 

We're going to be giving away an Apple TV, in the form of a $100 Apple gift card, to one lucky winner! 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

No More Scrubbing! Wet & Forget Weekly Shower Spray {Review & Giveaway}

One of the cleaning jobs I hate doing most is scrubbing down my bathroom shower.

Especially now that I have an all glass shower, keeping it clean and spot-free is a headache.

Wet & Forget heard my complaint and sent me a bottle of their Wet & Forget Shower, a no-scrub weekly shower spray to try.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Monsters Can Be Fun & So Can Trips To The Dentist {Giveaway}

For kids, monsters under the bed can be scary, and so can going to the dentist!

No longer.

The upcoming movie, Monsters University, starring our favorite monsters Sulley and Mike Wazowski have teamed up with Crest & Oral-B to make tooth brushing and going to the dentist, FUN!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

FREE $20 Gift Card When You Spend $20 at GAP or Old Navy by 5/26

Planning on doing some shopping this weekend?


Don't buy that new sundress at Old Navy or Gap until you sign up for Plink first.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Which Diapers To Put On Baby Registry? Snug & Dry Diapers with a NEW SureFit* Design!

Diapers, Diapers, Diapers!

When I was pregnant with my first baby, I remember creating a baby registry and having no earthly clue of which brand of diapers to include on my list. 

Baby number two, and thousands of diapers later, literally, I feel as though I'm a bit of an expert on the topic. 

An expert on motherhood? No.

An expert on diapers? Yes.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Summer Day Getaway at Water Works Park - Denton, TX

Thinking about an early summer day getaway?

Live in the DFW or Denton County area?

Water Works Park has everything you need to make this an awesome summer! They offer exciting Aquatic Explorer Camps, Kayaking Camps, and swim lessons for kids on summer vacation, and are a perfect destination for day care and summer camp field trips. 

Have fun splashing down their four giant water slides, lazy river, children's play pool, sand volleyball, and more. 

For more information, visit their website at: 

* * * BONUS - COUPON * *  *

McKinney Mommas Readers can Save $3 Off Admission with this exclusive Water Works Waterpark coupon

Disclosure: I was not paid for this post, however will likely receive complimentary passes to the park to experience the location for myself. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Recipes For What's On Sale This Week At Your Grocery Store!

What if you had recipes at your fingertips that utilized all the products and produce that was on sale at your local grocery store this week?

Here's how it works: 

Get inspired: Discover new recipes and find fun food ideas to add to your grocery list.

Get it for less: We’ll show you the stores that have your list items for less, along with useful stats and helpful tips. 

Win at shopping: The more you use ShopPerk, the smarter it gets, making each trip to the store easier and more rewarding. 

*Disclosure: I was not paid for this post. However, I could be compensated if readers sign up for the service described above.  

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Executive Women's Day at HP Byron Nelson PGA Tour - May 14

If I don't respond to your comments today, it's because I'm hanging out at the HP Byron Nelson Championship in Irving, TX!

Photo courtesy of:

I had no idea what the HP Byron Nelson Championship was until a few short months ago when the PGA invited me to Astellas Executive Women's Day at Four Seasons Resort on the PGA tour. 

The Executive Women's Day is an exciting new opportunity offered at many of the PGA tour stops where local executive women will experience a day of networking, as well as personal and professional development. 

I'm quite excited about the "behind the scenes" tour and hope to learn more about the game of golf itself. I'd love to have my little girls learn the game of golf at a young age, as well.

Here's what I'm in for:

Schedule of Events

  • 8:30a - 10:15a  Power Breakfast & Panel Discussion
  • 10:30a - 12:30p  HP Byron Nelson Championship - Behind the Scenes Tour
  • 12:45p  -2:00p  Keynote Luncheon - Keynote Speaker, Molly Fletcher
  • 2:30p - 4:30p  Wine Down Network Up

I'm so excited.....I hope I can sleep tonight!

Have you ever played golf, as a woman? I'm excited to hear what you think about it!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Winner of the Mother's Day $50 Target Gift Card Contest!

And the winner of the Mother's Day Target Gift Card Contest is..............................

Drumroll, please.

Entry Number 4! 

For those of you who didn't read the nomination, it's a true story of a perseverance and the strength of a mother who knows how to fight for and care for her family:

My mother is an amazing woman! She has 7 kids and She has experienced so many trials in her life but continues to stay strong for the rest of us! She lost her oldest son in a tragic car accident when he was in his early 20s and continued to stay strong when my father was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. She decided to take a leave from work to stay home and take care of him when he got really sick because she knew that it would be much more comfortable for him. She cared for him 24/7, there were many nights when she would get no sleep but would keep going. She kept a positive attitude as hard as life got for her! She spent every moment she could with him until my father passed a year ago from this last February. 

During those hard last months I saw how much they loved and cared for each other, whether it was smile they gave each other, holding each others hands or my mom kissing my father on the forehead it was such a blessing for me to witness this because I now know what true love is! 

I appreciate my mom being so selfless and giving up her life for my father and all of her kids! She continues to help us each get through this terrible tragedy everyday. She has her good and bad days and has been trying to find a job for the past 9 months since she got laid off after my dad passed away and she has lost a ton of confidence! 

I would love to surprise her with this gift card, she could use something happy and positive in her life! She is loving, kind, selfless, patient, and gives so much to all of us each day! and I would love to give her this!

I am so grateful she is my mother!

Nominated by: Amy P.

Thank you to all the loving people who nominated their mothers or friends - and Congratulations to Amy P.'s mother, who will be receiving a $50 Gift Card to Target as her prize!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day, From Me & My Little Peanuts!

From the one who made me a mother first.............

Happy Mother's Day to all you veteran mommas, new mommas and mommas-to-be.

Here's hoping that you have a lovely day spent with the people who gave you the role of a lifetime....literally! 

Heh Heh.

Friday, May 10, 2013

VOTE For Your Favorite Mom To Win $50 Target Gift Card

If you remember I posted a few days ago about nominating a mom in your community that deserves a $50 Target gift card.

I've received numerous submissions, and now it's time for YOU to VOTE for the winner!

Of course, I think all these DFW mommas should win a gift card, but we can only pick one, so it's up to YOU!  

Huggies Mommy Answers & 6-month Supply of Little Snugglers Diapers Giveaway

As a mother, since the day your sweet baby arrives the questions start swarming around in your head.  

Heck, since the day of my first positive pregnancy test, I started thinking of a million-and-one questions that I'd need answered about motherhood.

Huggies Mommy Answers on Facebook is one way you can get answers to those tough questions this Mother's Day and beyond. 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Iron Fork Dallas 2013 - Congrats Matt McCallister of FT33

Food, Wine, Fun and Sweat?

All was in plentiful supply last night at the Iron Fork in Dallas.

Cook Hall Ribs
Cook Hall - Ribs with Peanut Brittle

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Get Ready For Summer With Chick-fil-A #FreshMade Salads {GIVEAWAY}

Take your taste buds to greener pastures

How, you ask?

Chick-fil-A is introducing 3 new #FreshMade premium salads, this summer that are sure to taste great, and also make you feel good - since they're all under 430 calories!

FREE Blogger Opportunity! Apple TV Giveaway Event!

Famous Free Samples’ Apple TV Giveaway Event

Sign-ups are now open for Famous Free Samples’ latest giveaway event!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

iPhone Apps For Toddlers - Pango Playground for Kids

My toddler loves to play games on the iPhone.

One of the recent games she's been into is "Pango Playground for Kids."

Monday, May 6, 2013

Win a $50 Gift Card to NOVICA for Mother's Day!

Does your mom really want flowers for Mother's Day?

She might, but then again don't you think she might want something that lasts longer than a week or two?

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Nominate Mom to Win A $50 Target Gift Card For Mother's Day

Do you know a mom in the Dallas / DFW area who deserves something special this Mother's Day? 

Maybe YOUR mom, even?

Well, our friends at Target want to reward that momma with a $50 Target Gift Card

This is the kid that made me a mom!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Adorable Mary Meyer Plush Toys For Your Kids On Mother's Day {Giveaway}

For Mother's Day this year, why not buy a little special something to say "thank you" to the precious little ones that actually made you a mother.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Playdates, Preschool, Music Class = You Need Mommy Cards (Promo Code 50% off)

Did you know that Mommy cards are becoming very popular and serve many purposes. 


After you read this, you'll definitely want to check out the deal that Tiny Prints is having on mommy cards today - 50% Off!

Making Nutritious Baby Food With Freshfoods™ Cook-n-Blend Baby Food Maker

Are you tired of wondering exactly what all those words you can't pronounce are in your baby food?

Would you like to know exactly how fresh, and which ingredients are going into the food your baby is eating?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

#Win a 2 Night Weekend Omni Hotel Getaway for Mother's Day

You're going to be hearing a lot of buzz about Mother's Day here at McKinney Mommas, since it's just over a week away.

I thought I'd pass along the chance for my readers to Win a 2-Night Weekend Getaway from Omni Hotels & Resorts.

Kidz Can Design & Makobi Scribe Mother's Day Giveaway Event

Looking for a Mother's Day Giveaway? 

How would you like to wear a piece of your child's artwork crafted into in a gorgeous sterling silver pendant, proudly displayed around your neck?

Mobile Mom Mother's Day $200 SpaFinder {Giveaway}

Yes, it's another Mother's Day Giveaway, and this time we're talking SPA DAY, ladies!

Motherhood is something to be celebrated, right?! Mobile Mom and LoveSquaredDesigns are honoring moms this year with a chance to win a $200 SpaFinder gift card for a day of pampering, PLUS a beautiful custom  necklace so mom can always wear her children close to her heart! 

Famous Free Samples' May Flowers $100 Home Depot Giveaway Event

Do you have a garden or front yard that is just begging for some beautiful flowers?

Well, those flowers are now within reach!  How far would a $100 Home Depot Gift Card get you on your way to a beautiful flower bed?