Bath Blocks Giveaway ends 8/13

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Mommyknowz and QueensNYCMom are bringing you a chance to win a Fun Set of BathBlocks!

Want a set of BathBlocks for your little one?  Enter below, and don't forget to check out  Mommyknowz review!

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Giveaway is open to US only . 18 yrs of age and older. Giveaway will end August 13 at 11:59 pm. Winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and posted here. I will also send the winner an email. Please respond within 48 hours to claim prize or another name will be drawn. Mommyknowz and QueensNYCMom are not responsible for prize shipment. Contest is in no way affilated with facebook or twitter.

Shopping Deal at TJ Maxx

Saturday, July 28, 2012
I was at TJ Maxx a couple of weeks ago and came upon a fabulous find I had to buy. By now almost everyone has heard of Vera Bradley. They make handbags and other accessories in a quilt style with vibrant colors.  

I have been wanting a Vera Bradley handbag for a while now. Unfortunately I could not afford the high price tag. That is, UNTIL I found one on clearance for $32.00. Yup you heard right.  The handbag has my favorite colors of pink, coral, turquoise and white. The handbag compliments all of my summer outfits. I took it off the rack as soon as I saw it. This was an awesome find and marvelous price that I just had to share with you all. 

I can't wait for my next shopping trip to TJ Maxx and the next fabulous finds. 

Carter's Watch the Wear Giveaway 7/15 to 7/31

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Welcome to the Carter's Watch the Wear giveaway brought to you by Blog it Forward Media.

Carter's Watch the Wear was started by Henry Wood Carter. Under the name H.W. Carter & Sons (1890), Carter’s Overalls were sold and were very popular. The company expanded to market boy’s overalls, as well as railroad overalls, painter pants, coats, jumpers and shirts, eventually putting everything under the simple trademark “Carter’s”. They quickly evolved into a company that you see now. They specialize in clothing for newborns, infants and toddlers. and Guess what? Their collection is entirely affordable for the family.

Well, Carter's Watch the Wear has paired up with QueensNYCMom and the bloggers of Blog it Forward to offer one lucky winner a $200 gift card to their website! That's right, you can enter for a chance to win $200 worth of clothes for your little one. Just fill out the form below to enter. You can sign up for Carter's Watch the Wear e-mails! Do you want to be an affiliate? You can check out the details and sign up.

Just use the simple form below to enter! This giveaway is open to US and Canada. Must be 18+ to enter. Giveaway closes on July 31 at 11:59pm est. Only one person per household/IP address may enter. You only need to enter the giveaway on one of our blogs. Good luck!

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GUND Top Dog Contest starts 7/16/2012

Friday, July 13, 2012

The first ever GUND “Top Dog” Contest will commence this Monday, July 16, 2012 with a grand prize of “the Boo treatment” - a limited edition GUND plush in the winning pup’s likeness!

Inspired by the wildly-popular "World's Cutest Dog" Boo stuffed dog from GUND, the “Top Dog”Contest invites pup parents from around the country to submit photos of their own four-footed friends on the GUND Facebook page in one or all of the following four categories:

·        Most Beautiful Dog
·        Ugliest Dog
·        “Doganista”/Best Dressed Dog
·        Dog that Most Resembles its Owner


The Grand Prize will have tails wagging; GUND will create a limited edition model of the winner’s dog. The dog will be available in gift and toy stores in 2013. That’s right! Your pup could become a GUND plush just like Boo!

You may submit your dog photos via the contest tab on GUND’s Facebook page (, which will be live on Monday, July 16, 2012 at 12:00 a.m. EST. The contest will run July 16 - August 15, 2012; winners will be chosen the week of August 20th and announced the week of August 27th.

Simultaneously with the Top Dog” Contest on Facebook, GUND will run the “Most Pinteresting Dog” Contest on Pinterest. Consumers will be asked to post their entry on their own pages, “tag” @GUNDMostPinterestingDog and submit the link to GUND at The “Most Pinteresting Dog” Contest winner will be selected based on the number of times the entry is “liked” on the GUND Pinterest board and the winner will receive a selection of GUND products valued at $250 retail.

For complete rules, see Top Dog” Contest and Most Pinteresting Dog” Contest rules at

Disclaimer:  I did not receive compensation for this post. This is a sponsored post.

Happy Birthday America

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Bronx Zoo Summer 2012 LEGO® WILDLIFE FOREST Opens July 7

Bronx Zoo Summer 2012 LEGO® WILDLIFE FOREST
Exhibit and Building Zone
Open from July 7 – September 3, 2012

This summer, journey to The Bronx Zoo's Wild Forest to check out the giant LEGO sculptures of tigers, flamingos, gorillas, and other exotic wildlife, then visit their real-life counterparts around the zoo. Build your own LEGO sculptures at our construction zone, and enjoy Wildlife Theater performances and the hit musical puppet show, Avenue Zoo.

The entrance to the exhibit area will herald this temporary LEGO themed exhibit and the location will be transformed to immerse the visitor in an engaging experience with the structures and the story they tell. The story will be reinforced at each of the gates with LEGO themed navigation signage that becomes the vehicle to promote the exhibit at both the entrances and as a way finding symbol throughout the park.   Each structure will be enhanced with design elements that reinforce the animal’s particular habitat. At each location, visitors will not only be able to view the wildlife sculpture, but also learn about WCS’s global work. The program reinforces the value of our Zoo wildlife as ambassadors to conservation.


Animal LEGO Sculptures include:

·         Tiger
·         Kihansi Spray Toads 
·         Chilean Flamingos 
·         Gorilla – mother and child
·         Grizzly Bear Mural
·         Penguins
·         Coral Reef and schools of fish
·         Baby Giraffe
·         Four Red-ruffed Lemurs  – Madagascar
·         Two white rhinoceros
·         Zebra
·         Three Hornbills


LEGO Construction Zone
With thousands of colorful LEGO bricks to choose from, kids can create their own sculptures of animals and help complete a vibrant Mystery Mural display at Dancing Crane Plaza. We will also display visitors' own LEGO creations on bookshelves for all to see.

LEGO Family Challenge
How long will it take you to build your favorite animal out of LEGO bricks? Join LEGO Master Builder Dan Steininger as you compete with other families to find out who is fastest! Dan will offer tips and challenge participants to build wild animals including poison dart frogs, giraffes, and more.

Dates & Times: July 21, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.; August 11, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Location: World of Reptiles lawn

Master Builder Events
Once a month they will host a Special Master Builder events that will engage visitors in the LEGO building experience and also provide informational focus on the animal that is highlighted.

Asia Theater
Avenue Zoo – this program debuted in the spring and will be continued throughout the summer season. It’s a musical adventure that tells the story of Kate Monster, from Avenue Q, who ends up in a new habitat, Avenue Zoo. She meets up with various animals and discovers that although they may seem strange and different, they are important inhabitants of the planet with their own special contributions. And, they are not so scary after all.

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Disclaimer: Our blog is participating in a sponsored ambassador program from the Bronx Zoo/NY Aquarium. As a part of this program we have received paid advertising compensation, a premium family membership and merchandise for placement of digital advertisements and specific postings related to programming.
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