Thursday, December 18, 2014

Robeez Footwear and the Disney Baby Collection by Robeez‏ - Giveaway

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Robeez, the original soft-soled shoe for babies and toddlers, should be on your radar for holiday gifts.  Robeez are the perfect stocking stuffer for moms-to-be and their littlest carolers.

Comfortable and long-lasting, Robeez soft- soled cushions allow for tiny toes to have a better grip on surfaces, promote balance, and encourage muscle growth. Offering modern twists on a classic design, Robeez has offered its signature, pediatric-endorsed products for babies and toddlers up to 24 months old since 1994.

In addition, Robeez has also recently launched a new collection in partnership with Disney Baby, the Disney Baby Collection by Robeez, which with a variety of imaginative designs featuring everybody’s favorite Disney characters including Mickey and Minnie Mouse and Winnie the Pooh.

I've done a couple of reviews for Robeez in the past, with my niece as the one wearing them.  Their footwear is adorable, stays securely on feet, and have non-slip grip.
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One person will win a pair of Robeez Footwear, size 6-12 months, in choice of boys or girls.  (Sponsor will randomly choose exact style).
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Eagle's Nest Night At the North Pole

top of table in room
Last Friday my husband gifted me with a hotel stay at Eagles Nest.  My son, Adam, stayed with us.  It was no ordinary night; it was Night at the North Pole.  For a fair price, guests were able to stay for a night and visit with Christmas characters, do crafts, eat breakfast with Mrs. Claus, watch holiday movies, and much more.

Eagle's Nest has a homey feel and is beautifully decorated.  The floor we stayed on had a car theme.  There was vehicle parts, signs, and décor everywhere.

We were able to spend quality time with some family who also stayed.  My sister, her husband, and son were there.  So was my nephew, his wife, and their three girls.


The craft and activity room had tables set up with different stations for coloring, making ornaments, crafting, and a marshmallow fight.

Olaf made a special appearance and we took the opportunity for photo opps.  Although I didn't wear them, pajamas were encouraged as the clothing choice.

Guests were able to have a supper of pizza, juice, soda and cookies at no additional charge.

Santa told children stories and each child was able to give their wish list.  Santa also told children the story of Jesus birth.

Me hanging out on the third floor

The adults had as much fun as the kids.  Most of the place was adorned with Christmas décor.

Ozzy and Adam took time to swim in the pool.

I've stayed at Eagle's Nest a number of times now and can't rave about it enough.  The staff is extraordinarily friendly and we've come to know them on a first-name basis.  The place is very involved with the community and helps whenever it can.  In fact, the same night there was a very large fire at a hotel turned residential area.  Over fifty people who called the place home were displaced.  Eagle's Nest's manager, Jack, immediately went into action and offered a free weekend stay with pizza - no strings attached. 
I may not be a young'un but I felt transported back to magical childhood days of holiday fun.  I'll definitely be spending the night at the North Pole again next year.

Check It Out: Purex® PowerShot™ Coming Soon Sweepstakes

To celebrate the release of the NEW Purex® PowerShot™ detergent, Purex will be hosting an amazing sweepstakes, the Purex PowerShot Coming Soon Sweepstakes.
There will be three grand prize winners of a Whirlpool washer and dryer set. 300 second-place winners will receive a bottle of PowerShot. Sweepstakes ends March 31, 2015.

Purex® PowerShot™ detergent will be in stores soon.  By entering the sweepstakes, you'll receive an email for a $1.00 off coupon when new Purex PowerShot detergent is available at your favorite retailer.
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Snikiddy - Snacks Review

My house generally stays busy with people going in and out.  If it's not my kids, it's company coming over to visit or a family gathering.  Because of this, I always keep snacks on hand.
We were recently able to try snacks from Snikiddy, a line of snacks made from simple, wholesome, real-food ingredients.  They didn't last long in my household.  It seems everyone enjoyed Snikiddy snacks.
Of the six packages we tried, the Cheese Puffs were our favorite.  There are two varieties available - Baked Mac n' Cheese and Grilled Cheese.  The baked corn puffs have an airy, crunchy texture with tasty flavors.  The Mac 'n Cheese Puffs are white in color and noodle shaped.  The Grilled Cheese puffs are round and orange in color. 
Snikiddy also has a Baked Fries line with six flavors.  We tried Hot & Spicy and Barbecue.  They also have a crunchy texture.  They are 50% less fat than regular potato chips, but don't compromise on taste.  The Hot & Spicy Baked Fries have quite the kick so I wasn't a big fan but my husband was quick to eat them all. 
The Eat Your Vegetables snacks combine the taste of chips with veggie goodness, providing eight great vegetables in every ounce with a unique blend of sweet potatoes, carrots, and navy beans.  Although they don't replace the need to consume regular vegetables, they are a good way to incorporate them into your diet.  And, from experience, the kids don't whine about eating these like they might actual vegetables. 
For being considered a snack line, Snikiddy produces flavorsome munchies that won't wreck your diet or waistline.
I received products for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.

It's More December Winners

A few of my giveaways have ended and the winners have been randomly drawn. 

The winner of the Datevitation giveaway is #4, Sacha Schroeder.

The winner of the Sourcebooks giveaway is #6, Courtney B.

The winner of the Shopping Season Survival Kit giveaway is #7, Natalie F.

The winner of the I See Me! giveaway is #2, Kimberly.

The winner of the Navy SEAL Noel book giveaway is #6, Heather B.

The winner of the Mary Kay giveaway is #28, Diane.

Congrats to the winners and thanks to all who entered.  Be sure to check out my currently active giveaways, listed at the top left hand side of my blog.  There's no limit to how many you can enter or how many you can win.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Helen Dog Heck's Visit with Santa

This here is Helen Dog Heck and I'm guest posting for mommy today.  I'm her pet Labrabull.  I drive her absolutely bonkers sometimes but I'm sure she still loves me.  Right mom?!?!
The holidays are here and I wanted to tell Santa what I'd like for Christmas.  On my list is big ole' bones, crunchy snacks, and squeaky toys.  I sure hope Santa thinks I've been good.  I hope he doesn't count the times I've dookied behind the recliner or the times I've shredded my toys to pieces.
On mommy's birthday she took me to Petco to get my picture taken with Santa.  Almost made me think it was my birthday!  As much as I like the pet store, I sure had to wait quite a while.  It must have been an off day; there was no ink to print off the pictures and Santa had no shoes.  An employee took off to buy both.  Traffic must've been busy because it took an awfully long time.
While we waited around to get my picture taken, mommy found the cutest doggie dress and just had to buy it.  I've never worn clothes before.  I didn't know I looked so darn adorable in a doggie dress.  Now I have to add that to my Santa list!
After forty-five minutes, the time finally arrived.  I was able to get next to Santa.  He wasn't as jolly as I thought he'd be.  Mommy took a bunch of pictures of me.  She must really like me.  It was my first day for doggie clothes and my first visit with Santa!

rove - Reusable Dishware Review and Giveaway

I received products for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.
I generally take a meal to work every night.  Two of my kids also pack their lunches for school.  Although I'll sometimes use paper products, I tend to gravitate towards using reusable bags, cups, and dishes.  rove is a company whose bottom line is to help protect the environment by offering eco-friendly mugs, tumblers, and more.  I've been using some of rove's products lately when I am on the go.

Each rove product is made with either BPA-free plastic, or other best-in-class materials like stainless steel, Eastman Tritan™, vitrified porcelain, and borosilicate glass.  Additionally, rove features patented technology and innovative features such as Freezer Gel Technology™, Gel Air Surround™, Ice Pods™, Vacuum Insulation, Triple Wall Insulation, and Double Wall Insulation. 
I'm quite impressed with the three rove pieces I received.  The company has taken reusable dishware and added extras to them for nice usage. 
The 20 oz Double Wall Flavor Infuser Tumbler is much more than a drinking cup.  The cylinder inside the tumbler can be filled with ice, fruits, or other beverages to infuse flavors.  I've filled the cylinder with crushed ice and it keeps my water cold.  I've also taken the opportunity a couple of times to add an energy drink to the cylinder while pouring Jager inside the actual tumbler, making an adult mixed drink.  It comes with a curved straw and you can drink your beverage from it, or there's a mouthpiece on the lid that you can drink from.  A protective sleeve helps keep grip on the tumbler. 
The 7-Piece Laptop Iced Bento Lunch Box allows you to carry lunch in the way that you want.  It includes a plastic spoon and fork, and a freeze gel pack.  It has a handle and a hinged lid that locks in place.  Triangular compartments allow you to put in portions of your food.  Or, if you prefer, you can take the triangular compartment section out and just have one single square area for food.  When you want to keep the food cold, all you have to do is put the gel pack in the freezer, allow it to get cold, then attach it to the inside of the hinged lid.  The lunch box parts are microwaveable, so you can just heat it up without adding extra dishes.  It holds a good amount of food, and it's a smart system for packing lunches.
The 14 ounce double wall hot & cold hydration mug is perfect for keeping beverages hot or cold.  It has a feature that I've never seen or used before; a one-touch push open lid.  Rather than drinking out of a mouthpiece, the beverage is dispensed when you push a button on the middle of the lid.  The liquid then comes out around the rim and you drink it from there.  By pushing the button again, it provides a leak-proof seal.  I've found that you have to ensure all the liquid has been drank from the rim before pushing the button again or else you might get some of it on your fingers.  Other than that, it's a nice, stylish mug.
Win It!
Two people will each win rove reusable products that includes:
7-Piece Laptop Iced Bento Lunch Box
20 ounce Double Wall Flavor Infuser Tumbler
14 ounce Double Wall Hot & Cold Hydration Mug
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