McKinney Mommas: August 2013 Google+

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Win a #MochaReTreat from Chick-fil-A today!

You worked so hard the past few weeks getting the kids ready for "Back To School", that I think you deserve a treat!


Limited Time Milkshake at Chick-fil-A

How does a NEW Mocha Cookies & Cream Milkshake from Chick-fil-A sound?  Featuring Chick-fil-A’s home-style Icedream®, OREO® cookie crumbles, coffee, Hershey’s® chocolate syrup and topped with light whipped cream and a maraschino cherry.

Only available for a limited time, and the newest flavor since 2011, makes this a milkshake worth seeking out.

Did I mention that (5) of my loyal McKinney Mommas' readers get to try this yummy #MochaReTreat for FREE?

Friday, August 30, 2013

Our Adventure to Frisco Commons Park Splash Pad!

Okay, so it's not quite the end of summer, but we're creeping up on it faster than you'd know it.

There's only have a limited amount of time left to take my little peanuts out to enjoy all the fun that summer has to offer here in Collin County, Texas.

So, yesterday, I piled the kids in the new car (actually my very first minivan....but THAT's another story for another day) and we set off for a new adventure at a new splash pad.  Honestly, I think we've only played at 2 splash pads in the area this whole summer. 



Frisco Commons Park (Hope Park)
8000 McKinney Rd. 
Frisco, TX  75034



































If you read my blog very often, you'll know that I've been dealing with a bad back lately, results of a slipped disc and pars fracture, so the idea of running around after kids in a large park is not a very cool thought for me.  So, instead of going to Celebration Park (one of the only other splash pad parks I've been to...and the size of an amusement park...kinda joking, but not really) I opted for Frisco Commons Park.

I'm so happy with my choice.  This splash pad was SO manageable.  Most of the kids were young, 5 and under so I didn't have to worry about my 1 and 2 year old being mowed over by "big kids."  There were plenty of picnic tables under the shaded pavilion for us to get a little relief from the sun and munch on snacks.


"Bravo, Frisco Commons, you just might be my new favorite splash pad park!"



McKinney Mommas' Favorite Features:
  • Bathrooms, literally steps away from the splash pad (SCORE for those of us with newly potty trained toddlers) 
  • Multiple shaded areas with picnic tables
  • Full visibility of the entire splash pad, from any of the shaded sitting areas
  • Parking lot is a very close walk to the splash pad, no need to traverse the whole park to find it.
  • Note: This splash park will close for the season on September 29th, 2013


Overall, we had a really nice few hours playing and cooling off at the park.  I can't wait to take another adventure to a new splash pad before the summer comes to an end.


Any suggestions on which Splash Pad/Park I should visit next in North Dallas or Collin County?

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Doc McStuffins #DocMobile Is Coming to DFW - Friday, Sept 6

DOC MCSTUFFINS is coming to DFW, and you're invited!

Hey, if you're looking for a fun, family friendly event to attend next week, look no further.

The Doc McStuffins #DocMobile, a 27-foot custom Airstream trailer, that looks like Doc's playhouse clinic, will be pulling into the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History on Friday, September 6, featuring empowering experiences relating to health and nutrition for kids (age 2-7) and families.  


Doc's Mobile Clinic 

Graphic courtesy of: facebook.com/DisneyJunior


WHEN:      Friday, September 6, 2013

10:00 am – 4:00 pm


WHERE:    Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

1600 Gendy Street, Fort Worth, TX 76107
WHAT: 
  • Kids will be able to perform "check ups" on their own toys
  • Get active in “Doc's Stretch & Flex” area
  • Understand how to create a healthy balanced plate at “Doc’s Picnic Time”
  • Learn about the importance of drinking water at “Lenny’s Hydration Station” 
  • Real-life doctors will be on hand to meet parents and kids  




For more information, follow @DisneyJuniorUSA on TWITTER or visit https://www.facebook.com/DisneyJunior


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

FREE Queso at On The Border!

FREE Queso? 

Now, that's what Texans like to hear!


On The Border




Just enter your zip code, sign up and you'll receive a coupon for free bowl of queso from On the Border. Coupon will be emailed to user. *Restrictions apply* 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Champions For Kids #BagItForward School Supply Donation

This is the first year I've heard about Champions for Kids and Elmer's "Bag It Forward" program. 

Now, I'm sure you've all heard of the phrase "Paying it Forward," but do you have a guess at what #BagItForward could mean?

Could something as simple as buying a few extra school supplies for the kids in your child's classroom that cannot afford to buy pencils and glue sticks really make a difference?

Let me tell you, it does.




























Thursday, August 22, 2013

Peace, Hope & Butterflies Family Event - Aug 24 (Dallas, TX)

No plans this weekend?
 
In Dallas?
 
How does, Live Music, a Petting Zoo, Arts & Crafts and a LIVE Butterfly release sound?  How about the fact that 100% of the proceeds go towards childhood cancer research at Children's Medical Center? 
 
 

Peace, Hope & Butterflies

 
WHEN: Saturday, August 24, 2013 from 11am - 3pm
 
WHERE: Flag Pole Hill - 8100 Doran Circle, Dallas TX 
 
WHAT: Live Music, Petting Zoo, Arts and Crafts, the release of 500 butterflies (in honor of childhood cancer warriors) and lots more!
 
THE DIRT
  • $15 Adults
  • $10 Children 13 and younger
  • Admission includes: unlimited access to petting zoo, giant slides, obstacle courses, 4 live bands, pirate ship and more!
 
 
 
 
This event, hosted by Miracle Players Foundation is designed to be fun for the whole family, and what's better is knowing that any money you spend will go directly to finding cures for childhood cancer at Children's Medical Center Dallas. 
 
 
For more information visit: http://www.miracleplayersfoundation.org/


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Eat, Play, Nap Baby Essential Giveaway - $500 Value! Ends 8/29

Now, THIS is what you call a Giveaway! $500 bucks worth of baby products that are absolutely essential for any mom or dad of a little one!

Enter to win this amazing package of essential items every baby needs for play time, snack time and nap time!

Play, Snack and Nap Prize Package:

Total Value = $450+

Yummi Pouch - Reusable Food Pouches

Yummi Pouch reusable food pouches little munchkin set giveaway
Little Munchkin Set - Retail Price: $28.95
The Little Munchkin set has everything you need to get started with using Yummi Pouches! Yummi Pouch reusable food pouches are perfect for filling with homemade baby food, blended snacks, healthy smoothies, and more. Designed by a husband a wife team, Yummi Pouches are dishwasher and freezer safe, BPA-free, phthalate-free, easy to fill and clean through the wide zipper opening, and encourage healthy snacks for active kids! For more information visit yummipouch.com.
  • Set of 4 Yummi Pouch Brights reusable food pouches - hold up to 6oz each
  • 16oz filling funnel pitcher
  • 10 dishwasher safe name label stickers
  • 2 decorative dishwasher safe sticker sheets
  • 6 mixed color extra pouch caps

Gibout Toys

Gibout Toys
4 pack of blocks - Retail Price: $119.96
Winner can choose block designs.
Our deluxe version of a classic stacking toy features some of finest and softest, minky fabric you can find. At 11.5" each, they stack up as one of the largest plush blocks your children will get their little hands on. Whether you are looking for a unique addition to your nursery decor, or something your child will love to play with for years to come, these blocks have it all. They have won three toy awards and have been featured in celebrity nursery designer, Sherri Blum's, Gender Surprise nursery. Hand-made in the U.S.A. For more information visit gibouttoys.com.

New Jammies

New Jammies
3 pairs of New Jammies - Retail Price $105
Winner can choose styles from online store.
New Jammies were created for you! There's a world in our dreams, pure and simple. It is a world where every child is happy and healthy. This is why we created New Jammies,100% pure, natural organic cotton pajamas. Bedtime is a precious time of day for children and we love that we can help make it a little better. Our super, soft cozy Jammies with colorful, playful images, send children off to dream each and every night. When they wake, we want it to be to a world that is cleaner, brighter, and more hopeful each day! Our dream: The happiest children you've ever seen! For more information visit newjammies.com.

Milkin' Cookies

Milkin' Cookies
2 week supply of Milkin' Cookies - Retail Price: $21.99
Milkin' Cookies are delicious lactation cookies for nursing moms. They include healthy ingredients to boost breast milk production. We aim to provide delicious products to make a Mommy's life easier. For more information visit milkin-cookies.com.

Wristy Buddy

Wristy Buddy
Wristy Buddy teething wristband - Retail Price: $14.95
Winner can choose style from online store.
Wristy Buddy is a teething wristband designed for babies who haven't developed the motor skills to hold traditional teething devices. Wristy Buddy is made of absorbent materials to help keep little faces and clothing dry. Its various textures and colors engage and stimulate. It is easily accessible to your teething baby and is more sanitary than traditional teething objects. Wristy Buddy is machine washable and patent pending. For more information visit wristybuddy.com.

Ah Goo Baby

Ah Goo Baby
ARK changing pad - Retail Price: $49.95
The Ark™ by Ah Goo Baby® is built around our luxurious, air-molded memory foam mattress that relieves pressure points to keep your baby relaxed during changings. It is made up of billions of high-density, elastic micro cushions. When the temperature-sensitive cells come in contact with the warm areas of your baby's body, they get softer and more pliable. In cooler areas, they stay firm. The cells will literally float to conform to your baby's tiny contours. The cells shift so your baby doesn't have to.
  • BPA-Free, Hypo-allergenic, and anti-microbial.
  • Perimeter zipper for easy removal.
  • Water-resistant, machine washable cover.
  • Includes safety strap for baby and fastening straps for child-proofing.
  • Sized 16 x 32 inch (40 x 80 cm) to fit most standard changing pads.
For more information visit ahgoobaby.com.

Bumkins

Bumkins
Dr. Suess Gift Basket
Basket contains two snack bags, a 9-month short-sleeved bodysuit, a 12-month pajama set, a receiving blanket and a 3-pack of SuperBibs.
Bumkins Finer Baby Products is dedicated to providing distinctively designed, quality, family-oriented merchandise. Bumkins believes that products can be both practical and attractive, and strives to provide visually appealing, value-driven merchandise to our loyal customers. For more information visit bumkins.com.

Kinder Stuff

Kinder Stuff
Organic t-shirt - Retail Price: $32
Winner can choose style from online store.
We believe that every baby deserves the best we can create for them. That's why our clothes are made from the best and softest organic cotton we could find. These premium fabrics are then cut and sewn in selected factories that have a long tradition of craftsmanship. Our clothes are screen printed with non-toxic inks. All this helps us ensure that our products are of the highest quality and free of harmful chemicals and additives. Premium clothes should be more than just hip, they should also be unquestionably safe and eco-friendly. For more information visit kinderstuff.us.

Poopsies

Poopsies
Dakota style poopsies in size 3-6 months - Retail Price: $32
A poopsies is an infant onesie made with a patented waterproof lining in the back that keeps blowouts from leaking through and ruining clothing. In addition to being made from the softest, most fashionable fabrics, poopsies' unique lining is waterproof, breathable, and machine washable. For more information visit getpoopsies.com.

Wishy Life Buddies

Wishy Life Buddies
An Easter Tradition Book + Buddy - Retail Price: $30
'Wishy Life Buddies: An Easter Tradition' provides families with a sneaky, seasonal pal who gives treats, rewards and encouraging messages to well-behaved children during the Easter Season. Children bring their 'Buddy' to life by naming him and sprinkling him with Wishy Dust. The book includes 'Buddy' and seven empty eggs that are hidden and filled each day for a week leading up to Easter Sunday. Eggs can be filled with anything from stickers and treats to messages and small gifts, but bad behavior results in an empty, unhidden egg. 'Buddy' departs on Easter Sunday and promises to return the following year to watch after his new friends and family. For more information visit wishylife.com.

Buttons Cloth Diapers

Buttons cloth diapers
Buttons Cloth Diaper Set - Retail Price: $54
3 covers and 6 daytime inserts (small or large)
Buttons Cloth Diapers were born at home. As a husband and wife team, we designed our diapers to be easy to use and affordable for everyone - the way it should be. We believe in keeping our lives simple, even when it comes to diapering.

Buttons Diapers feature soft, leak-proof, and durable diaper covers. The double-gussets around the legs keeps the mess in, so your little one can run, jump, climb, and sleep while your mind is at ease. Elastic at the back and tummy makes a custom fit. The durable snaps allow the covers to adjust to fit any baby (approximately 9-35 lbs.). And, they come in five adorable colors! For more information visit buttonsdiapers.com.

Enter to Win this Fabulous Set of Prizes!

One Winner will be selected August 29th. Have fun and good luck!
Eat, Play and Nap Giveaway hosted by Yummi Pouch reusable food pouches
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Concerned About Your Teen's Mobile Use? Get Zact!

Disclosure: I participated in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Zact. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

Okay, so my kid started using my smartphone when she was about a year old. Seriously, scrolling, figuring out how to find videos on YouTube and sending Tweets to my followers. Oops.

If she's already able to do all these things, I can't imagine what she's going to be up to when she's 10 years old!  All I'm saying is that it would be great to find a way to stay in-the-know about what she's up to on the phone sooner rather than later. 
  
I guess I'm not alone, ZACT a company that provides parental control software for your mobile phone, reports that 73% of U.S. parents report being concerned about the lack parental control in regards to their child's mobile activities!

Check out this infographic on other great statistics regarding kids and mobile use

 


If you are increasingly concerned about your young child or teen's mobile phone usage, and would like to set up some boundaries and controls don't just "think" about it.  Do something about it!  
 
Check out Zact Mobile Services today:


For more information on Zact mobile services visit: www.zact.com



Tell me, what issues concern you most about your children and mobile phone usage?

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Sea Life Aquarium Turtle Rescue Center & Giveaway

Our family recently had the pleasure of being invited to the Sea Life Aquarium in Grapevine, to check out grand opening of The Turtle Rescue Center and the new digs for three rescued Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtles. 

I always thought that Grapevine was too far of a distance to travel with my kiddos, but it was a pretty pleasant drive, only 30-40 minute drive from both Dallas and McKinney, TX!


Keep reading to find out how to win a FREE family pack of tickets to SeaLife Aquarium

Friday, August 16, 2013

Win a Wicked Assortment of Gourmet Holey Donuts! Ends 9/9

Do you like Donuts? (who doesn't, really)

What if I told you there was a donut that you could enjoy, with less calories and zero trans fats, but with all the taste of a good old fashioned donut?

Does this look like a "low-fat" donut? I don't think so!


What's better, is you can WIN 5 assortments of donuts delivered straight to your door!

Holey Donuts has got your sweet tooth (and waistline) covered.  They've been featured by companies like People Magazine, Every Day With Rachael Ray, The New York Daily News and more!

Here's (4) reasons why you should choose Holey Donuts:
  • No artificial sweeteners
  • Less calories than traditional donuts
  • Zero trans fats
  • Endorsed by top diet delivery companies

Now for the good stuff......................

Enter to Win:

10 Fans will will (5) assortments of Holey Donuts


To Enter: Send Holey Donuts an email (
info@holeydonuts.net) with the following information:
  • #1. The state you live in typed in the body of the email
  • #2. The name of this blog [McKinney Mommas] in the subject line

NOTE: You must put "McKinney Mommas in the subject line to enter. You can enter once before September 9, 2013.

(1) BONUS Entry:  
  •  Follow or "Like" Holey Donuts on Facebook and post a message saying why you'd like to win some Yummy Guilt Free Holey Donuts (be sure to mention McKinney Mommas sent you for a valid bonus entry)


WINNERS: On September 10th, Holey Donuts will pick (10) winners from blog readers at random to win a wicked gift assortment of any 5 assortments of yummy Ultra Low Fat Gourmet Donuts that they offer at www.holeydonuts.net. This prize has a value of up to $150.00.

For more information on Holey Donuts, visit them at www.holeydonuts.net




Thursday, August 15, 2013

Busload of Back To School Fun Sweepstakes! Ends 8/25

So, I guess there ARE some good things about Back-To-School!

How does a "busload" of goodies to the tune of $1,000 sound?


 
                                    Back to School Sweepstakes

  • Partners: Tea Collection, Weelicious, Oompa, Annie’s Homegrown
  • Grand Prize: $500 gift certificate for teacollection.com, One-on-One meal planning session with Catherine McCord from Weelicious, $250 gift certificate for oompa.com, year of snacks from Annie’s Homegrown
  • Runner Up (5 winners): $25 GC for teacollection.com, Signed Copy of Weelicious Lunches, $25 GC for oompa.com
  • Dates: Aug 12-25
  • Enter at www.teacollection.com/back-to-school


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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

End of Summer $100 Walmart Gift Card #Giveaway! Ends 8/29

Summer is coming to an end, but let's not let the fun end!  How about going out with a bang by entering the "End of Summer Giveaway Event" sponsored by Tip Hero, featuring some wonderful bloggers...like me! Heh.

With summer soon drawing to a close (unfortunately), we thought a great big giveaway event would be the perfect pick-me-up!


What would you do with a $100 Walmart Gift Card?  Are your  kiddos back-to-school supplies already purchased? GOOD! Then you can use this to treat yourself to something great!

One lucky winner will win a $100 Walmart gift card to potentially use while shopping those fantastic end of the season sales.

DETAILS:
  • This giveaway begins on August 15th and will run until August 29th at 11:59pm US Eastern time. 
  • Open to residents of the US only, 18+. 
  • To Enter: Use the PromoSimple form below to enter, and make sure that you take advantage of the many entries you can gain. Also, be sure to come back daily for more chances to win. 
Wishing you the best of luck! 

ENTER HERE


$100 Walmart Gift Card


Disclosure: McKinney Mommas is not responsible for prize distribution. If you have any questions or concerns, please send an email to kira@tiphero.com. All entries are optional, but if the winner task is a task that you did not complete, a second winner will be chosen. Winners will be notified via email. If a winner does not respond within 48 hours of the time when the email is sent, another winner will be chosen.

Pretty Mommies Maternity Skincare Line #Giveaway ends 8/25

As promised:

Pretty Mommies is the #1 physician recommended maternity skin care line on the market. 
 
Pretty Mommies Mom and Baby

Although it's aimed at those who are pregnant or nursing - it's natural, safe, skin care that's great for ANYONE - men included!. 

Pretty Mommies is a simple three step system - Cleanser, Skin Brightener, and Sunscreen - it'll cleanse, exfoliate, hydrate, brighten, soothe, provide high levels of antioxidants and anti-aging properties, as well as, physical broad spectrum sun protection. If you're curious about how these products work, be sure to check out the review on According to Jenny.
Pretty Mommies Products

There are lots of new things happening at Pretty Mommies. If you're a Zulily fan then you might have noticed them pop up there this past week! Not only are they now reaching their target audience online, you might also see Pretty Mommies in your OBGYN's or Midwifes office. And if you're in China - you can now get Pretty Mommies there, too! 

Pretty Mommies Girl

Pretty Mommies feels so deeply about educating women on the importance of safe maternity skin care that they've created a campaign on www.causes.com to raise awareness of this important issue. You'll also soon find them offering up educational resources on http://safematernityskincare.com/ and they support an open forum for Q&A for anyone who has questions about skin care during pregnancy, nursing - or just in general. 


To celebrate all these new and exciting events (and their newly redesigned website) Pretty Mommies has partnered with the Blogging Mamas Network to answer your questions about safe skin care and giveaway LOTS of Pretty Mommies products!
 
Pretty Mommies Giveaway August2013
Giveaway is open to US/CAN, 18+, and ends on 8/25/13

**Ready to purchase Pretty Mommies for yourself?? Use code pretty20 at checkout for 20% off through 8/31/13!**


The Blogging Mamas Network and participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Participating bloggers did not receive compensation for this post, although they may be eligible for a reward upon completion.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Google Nexus 7 Tablet Giveaway! Ends Sept 2nd

It's here!  The Google Nexus 7 Giveaway!

nexus7 
Welcome to the Google Nexus 7 Giveaway
Organized by GoPromoCodes.com
Sponsored by BuyVia.com

BuyVia, a smart shopping mobile app and website, is getting ready for the back to school shopping season! The brand new Google Nexus 7 valued at $229 is the perfect back to school accessory with HD display, a long lasting battery and a front facing camera. This is the newest tablet to hit the market and is thinner, lighter and faster than before. You can get the app in the Apple Store or in Google Play. 

  • One lucky winner will win this Google Nexus 7. 
  • To enter, just use the Giveaway Tools widget below. 
  • This contest is available to all residents of the US and Canada, age 18 and over. 
  • This Giveaway will end on Sept 2 at 11:50 pm PST and the winner will be picked at random from all of the entries by the Giveaway Tools application. More terms and conditions are included in the giveaway form. 

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. McKinney Mommas is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. Please contact the organizer of this giveaway with questions or to have your business or blog featured in the next big giveaway event.

FREE Blogger Opportunity! Plus $100 Walmart Giveaway!

Tip Hero’s End of Summer Giveaway Event

BLOGGER Sign-ups are now open for this great new giveaway event!
  • Event is free to join with an announcement post. If you don't wish to post the announcement, please send the $5 non-post fee to tiphero@gmail.com
  • You'll receive 1 free link for participating (either Twitter or Pinterest)
 
  • Additional links (RSS/Email, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest) are available for $5 each. Facebook links are now available for $10 each.
  • Sign-ups for this event close on August 13th
  • Event runs from August 15th - August 29th
  • Prize: $100 Walmart gift card
Please send all payments to tiphero@gmail.com as a "gift" via PayPal. Sign up for this event here.

For all you non-bloggers (I love you too).........come back on August 15th, to enter to WIN your chance at a $100 Walmart Gift Card! 

* Disclosure: I was not paid for this post in any way.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Make A Plate Art Project For Kids + Promo Code!

Whoo Hoo!

I’ve just been given the opportunity to review the Make A Plate Art Project and I’m looking forward to sharing it with you.



If you want to follow along, McKinney Mommas' readers will save 30% on their Prepaid Art Plate Kit (that’s a savings of over $5!) - It's easy, just use PROMO CODE: USFAMILY at http://www.makit.com/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductCode=K1100PP





Makit has been in the business of making make-your-own keepsake plates for over 40 years - and allows children to let their creativity soar in crafting a lasting gift for Mom, Dad, Grandparent or teacher

All Make A Plates are nontoxic, BPA-Free, dishwasher safe and proudly made in the USA!



* * I think my kit is on it's way to me now, so stay tuned for my photos and review of the Make A Plate process! 

Friday, August 9, 2013

Reusable Baby Food Pouch - Yummi Pouch

So, I try to make my own baby food at home as often as possible.  

You've probably seen me write a few blog posts here at McKinney Mommas about about homemade baby food.

I'll be honest and tell you that many times I break down, and purchase the ready-made organic baby food pouches at the store. When we're out and about, it's just easier than packing their own baby food containers with homemade baby food, a spoon, a bib, a mess, etc.

I remember thinking aloud over the past few years, more than once:

 "If only there was a baby food pouch that I could fill with my own food, and reuse!"


Now there is.................Yummi Pouch to the rescue!





























Thursday, August 8, 2013

Find the Lion - FREE Plush Toy at Corner Bakery this Saturday

Thinking about taking the kiddos out to eat this weekend?

How does some FREE swag for the kids, sound?

Why don't you take the kids on a fun adventure to "Find the Lion" - the Medical City Children's Hospital lion mascot that is! 

 

 

Medical City Children's Hospital Lion will be at Corner Bakery in Preston Center this Saturday, from noon-4pm, giving away NEW plush versions of their lion mascot (still in the process of being named).....I think LEO is in the lead right now.

What's better?  You're invited!  

Oh, and don't forget to take your chance at naming the big kitty yourself, you just might win an Apple iPad for your vote! 

For more information visit: http://biggestkittyinthecity.com/


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Win $1,000 Little Tikes Gift Card + A Year's Worth of Purex

What would you do with $1,000?

We all know that summer is winding down and kids are getting ready to go back to school.  That means extra money out of your pocket for school supplies, clothing, etc. {{OUCH!}}

Wouldn't it be great to not have to think about buying laundry detergent for a WHOLE YEAR, plus have some green...make that a ONE and THREE ZEROS worth of green ($1,000) to spend at Little Tikes!

Hurry, the sweepstakes ends August 30th, so ENTER to WIN today:







Disclosure: I was not paid for this post, however was entered into a drawing to win a gift card as a thank you for sharing this information.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Rock The Lunchbox - Get Back To School Inspired!



Ready to Think Outside The (lunch) Box?

So, if you're like other moms, you probably start out the school year with some fun, inspired lunches to make your kiddos want to gobble their nutritious meal and get back to learning.

But, by the time October rolls around, it's probably back to the boring ol' PB&J and an apple or fruit snack, am I right?

Rock the Lunchbox is here to inspire you with fun ideas for packing healthy school lunches, since your kiddos are practically on the bus and back to school already...well in a few weeks anyway.

Fun! Cheddar Bunnies & Berries on a Log!

Most parents say that their biggest challenge in creating inspired lunches are:
  • 45% making it fun/cool
  • 41% food pairing ideas
  • 40% recipes

Rock The Lunchbox will give you tips on ALL of those areas of meal concerns. Plus, there are coupons you can print from great healthy (and tasty) kids favorites like Annie's Homegrown, Honest Kids, Stonyfield and Organic Valley!  


Here's my idea for a fun Rock The Lunchbox lunch for my toddler: 

 

A simple take on Dr. Suess' "Green Eggs & Ham" by mixing avocado or kale puree with the egg yolk to make a boring yellow egg POP in the lunchbox, plus the Kale provides extra vitamins A, C and K!

Also in her lunchbox is:

So, are you ready to be "Queen of the Lunchbox?"  

Or, maybe you have some LUNCHBOX inspiration to share with other moms?

Share how you pack a healthy school lunch for your kiddos and you'll be entered to win a lunch prize package from Annie's Homegrown, Honest Kids, Organic Valley and Stonyfield Yogurt!
 

Get inspired, then enter to win the giveaway at: www.rockthelunchbox.com




Monday, August 5, 2013

Back 2 School Google Nexus 7 Giveaway! Aug 12th+ Blogger Opp

Announcing Back to School Google Nexus 7 Giveaway


16 GB Google Nexus 7 Giveaway Event
 Sponsored by: BuyVia
Organized by: GoPromoCodes.com
Prize: 16 GB Google Nexus 7 valued at $229
Event Dates: August 12- September 2*
Check out, BuyVia, a smart shopping mobile app and website, that is ramping up for the back to school shopping season! The brand new Google Nexus 7 is the perfect back to school accessory with HD display, a long lasting battery and a front facing camera. This is the newest tablet to hit the market and is thinner, lighter and faster than before.
How exciting, this event is free for bloggers to join. Bloggers can join this giveaway through August 9, 2013. Each blogger receives 1 free link in exchange for promoting this giveaway on their site and via their social media. Click here to join!
The two bloggers who refer most bloggers to this event will get 2 additional links free.
And remember, if you're not a blogger come back on August 12th, to enter to win the giveaway yourself! 
*Dates subject to change
Available to the U.S. and Canada.

Be sure to tell them McKinney Mommas sent you, when you sign up!