Saturday, November 26, 2011

Winner Wonderland Giveaway Hop Nov. 27 to Dec. 4 CLOSED

Put A Little Umbrella In Your Drink


Welcome to the Winner Wonderland Giveaway Event. This event is hosted by Put A Little Umbrella In Your Drink, Seeds of Life, And The Little Ones Too and Taking Time For Mommy. This event features giveaways with a value of $25 or more at each of the participating blogs! Check out all of the great Winner Wonderland Sponsors being featured in this event! Be sure to visit each blog from the linky below and enter for your chance to win! This event will close on December 4th at 11:59 pm EST.

Christmas is officially here and so is the Winner Wonderland Giveaway Hop.  I'm so excited to be a part of this event. Now you can win these products too.  Just follow the rules on the rafflecopter below.  (If  you cannot view it try refreshing the page)   

Win a Prize Package worth more than $250+!!!

My sponsors are offering to giveaway their product to one of my reader: You will get one of each,

Fisher-Price  2 in 1 Wagon Rider value $32.00  Gyro Bowl value $14.99

Lovable Labels - Holiday Label Pack  value $21.95

Rockboard Original Scooter value $199.99

The giveaway is open to U.S.A. and you must be 18 year of age or older to win.

-Mandatory links are in bold.
-You must follow the first link in order to go onto the next link. You must follow on GFC & Google+ in order for the daily retweets and Facebook posting to count.
-If you do not do one of the mandatory request, all of your other entries will be deleted and not counted, so make sure you read the mandatory entry carefully.
-Extra entries give you more chances to win  :)
-Make sure you leave one comment for each method of entry to that link under this giveaway. 
-For daily retweet and post on Facebook for extra entries in the Rafflecopter write DO NOT COUNT in the extra info. portion.  You must complete the mandatory by signing up for GFC & Google+ in order for the daily portion extra entries to count.
-Like this giveaway then Stumbleupon this post at the end. Thanks and Good Luck.

NOTE make sure you leave your correct email address so that when the winner is chosen I can contact you without delay.

Disclaimer:  I was not compensated for this review.  I received the products in exchange for an honest review about the products.


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Toast to 2012 New Years Giveaway Hop

Sign up for the Toast to 2012 New Years Giveaway Hop


You need to include a Toast to 2012 Button in your blog for this giveaway. This post will identify your giveaway as being a part of this hop.


-The Toast to 2012 giveaway hop is brought to you by Just Married with Coupons & Sweep Tight

-The Toast to 2012 Giveaway Hop starts January 10 – 17

-The minimum value of each prize package is $25. 

-You can sponsor yourself for the giveaway but your prize package must have a value of $25.

Fee to Sign Up:

The fee to participate is $5 OR you can make a post in your own words about the hop linking back to their post to waive their fee.

If you choose to pay the fee, send $5 as a gift to

Twitter Hashtag #ToastTo2012

Visit Just Married with Coupons to add your blog to the linky for this event here. Before you add yourself fill out the form.

Foursquare Black Friday 11/25/2011

So as most of you have seen and heard this Friday is BLACK FRIDAY. It is the official start to the holiday season. I just recently signed up to FOURSQUARE. What is FOURSQUARE? It is a venue locations that you check-in with your smartphone, ipad, and tablet etc... What I like about it is that it has specials you can find based on where you are. It uses GPS technology and searches areas around you for specials. Go to the explore button on your phone and select specials, you will see a list of stores in your area. An example, you check-in to your local mall and check-in it has special deals just for checking in with Foursquare. Let's say you check-in to Payless Shoe Sources through Foursquare you get 10% off your purchase. After that when you check-in again you get $5 off a $25 purchase. Cool isn't it. Well I just got an email that if you check-in to a store through your phone on Black Friday you will get some cool discounts only for Foursquare members.  Woo hoo love the discounts.  Keep rolling them in.  Enjoy your Black Friday

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

#Review Spotlight Fisher-Price

Spotlight :: Fisher-Price :: #winnerwonderland

The Winner Wonderland Giveaway Event starts next week. This week I am spotlighting my last sponsor Fisher-Price.

Fisher-Price is a company that keeps coming up with new innovative toys each year.  My son, Aidan has had many toys from Fisher-Price since he was a baby and now my daughter joins him.  I got the chance to review the Fisher-Price 2 in 1 Wagon Rider.  

I'm a mom who loves multipurpose toys.  This one is awesome.  Your child can store there toys and carry them wherever they want and ride it. And it's easy for little ones to convert to a pull-along play wagon, all by themselves. They just lift the "seat" to turn it into a handle, load up, and go! Requires 3 AA batteries for lights & sounds. The 2 in 1 Wagon Rider retails for $32.00 and can be used for children 12 to 36 months of age.  My baby cannot used it as of yet she is only 4 and 1/2 months, but it will not be long before she is putting her toys in her wagon and riding it.


• Wide & sturdy 4-wheel base
• Comfortable contoured seat—converts to wagon handle!
• Durable wheels for indoor/outdoor use
• Easy grip handlebar
• Sparkling lights & lively music

Check out the Fisher-Price Holiday 2011 Catalog HERE.  Aidan wants the Rock Star Mickey and Kid-Tough® See Yourself™ Camera for Christmas.  I am also going to get the  Laugh & Learn™ Dance & Play Puppy (Pink) for Ashley. 

Laugh & Learn Dance & Play Puppy

Rock Star Mickey
Kid-Tough See Yoursel Camera

You can find Fisher-Price Products HERE and at any of the retailers online and in stores below:
(Selection and Availability varies) 

Win it!!!One of my readers will win the 2 in 1 Wagon Rider in the Winner Wonderland Giveaway.  Come back on November 27, 2011 when the giveaway begins.

***Disclaimer*** The product/s featured in this review were provided to me free of charge for purpose of the review and no other compensation was received.  I have given my honest opinion that are my own.

#Review Spotlight Rockboard

Spotlight:: Rockboard :: #winnerwonderland

It is almost time for the Winner Wonderland Giveaway Event.  I am spotlighting my third sponsor, Rockboard.

My son, Aidan, has been asking me for a scooter for a while now.  Everywhere we go we see kids on scooters.  Before getting one for Aidan I did some research on some scooters.  I was not sold on any of them.  Until I got the chance to review the Rockboard Mini Scooter.

The Rockboard Scooter has two version, the original ages 8 + and up to 200 lbs.  The scooter can be used for cruising as a kick scooter or unleashed to pick up the pace with its advanced Rockboard Propulsion Technology. The original stands at an adjustable handlebar height of 48 inches, weighs in at 20.8 pounds.  It is available in white, orange, blue and pink finishes. The Original retails for $199.99 and can be purchased at and

And the mini scooter for ages 5 + and up to 90 lbs. Rockboard Mini, a smaller-kid version, incorporates revolutionary propulsion technology allowing this scooter to be ridden for hours without ever putting a foot on the ground. You can do this without kicking, batteries or gasoline. Rockboard Scooters come fully assembled and can be folded to compact size for storage.  The mini stands at an adjustable handlebar height of 38.5 inches, weighs in at 13.2 pounds.  The mini is available in white, blue and pink finishes. The Mini retails for $159.99 and can also be purchased at and

NOTE: For safe scooting, always wear proper safety gear, including helmet and pads.

My son loves his Rockboard Mini Scooter.  It is easy for him to maneuver. What I like is that it has a kick stand.  Other scooters fall on the floor while Rockboard Scooter stand and does not tip over. Since he has been sick, Aidan has not had the opportunity to ride it outsides as of yet.  But that has not stopped him from riding it inside the apartment.  This is a great graduation, communion, birthday, and Christmas gift.  You can purchase the Rockboard Scooter at Target HERE and  Toys R Us HERE     NOTE Selection and availability varies.

Win it!!! One of my reader can win the Rockboard Original Scooter in the Winner Wonderland Giveaway event.  Come back on Sunday, November 27, 2011 when the event begins.

***Disclaimer** The product featured in this review was provided free of charge for the purpose of the review, no compensation was received.  I have given my honest opinion which are my own.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

#Review Spotlight Gyro Bowl

Sponsor Spotlight :: #winnerwonderland


It is getting closer to the Winner Wonderland Giveaway Event.  Today I am spotlighting my second sponsor, Infomercials-TV

Let's face it when you have small children you get food spilled everywhere. It can be candy, cereal, marshmallows, gum, etc.  I know everyone has seen the commercial for the Gyro Bowl.  And I too wondered if it really worked as the commercial implied.  Well I received the Gyro Bowl as a review and giveaway.  I put the Gyro Bowl to the test with my 5 yr old son, Aidan. 

Let me tell you that it works for me.  Aidan is very active and gets into a lot of messes.  I find that it is able to keep up with Aidan.  I have a shag rug in my living room and Aidan get crumbs on it all the time. Aidan does not sit still and is forever roaming the apartment when he is eating.  I can never finish cleaning and with a 4 month old baby even less.  I love this bowl.  It is so easy to use. Aidan loves to spin and wiggle it, and it never spills over. It will spill if you fill it too much. 

The Gyro Bowl comes with a top to store away.  I find that it works good even in the car.  When you are on the road and your car hits a bump, the bowl tilts and turns to the movement and nothing spills. The Gyro Bowl is durable and dishwasher safe.


• Inner Bowl Rotates 360 Degrees
• Virtually Indestructible
• Saves Time, No More Cleaning
• Use it for Non-Food Items
• BPA-Free Plastic
• Top Rack Dishwasher Safe
• Not Microwave Safe

Get yours today HERE.  And while you're there, take a look around for other great products.

The sponsor has offered to giveaway a Gyro Bowl to one of my readers. So come back to my blog on Sunday, November 27 when the Winner Wonderland Giveaway Event starts!

** Disclosure ** This product in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

TJ Maxx Shopping Trip

I love TJ Maxx.  Every time I shop there I get excited about what new things I will see.  This past weekend I took one of those shopping trips.  I went into the store looking for baby items and Christmas toys for my sister's kids and my own.  I went down to the kids area and BINGO.  I found a couple of toys for my son, Aidan.


I love to do a lot of comparison shopping.  My $$$ is extremely important to me especially when I have to stretch it out.   I shopped at Toys R Us and then went to Aldi's where I purchased a Cars 2 remote control Mater for $14.99.  This is currently retailing for $24.99.  I saved $10.00 which some might say is not alot but I can certainly buy food with it or clothes.  So every sales and/or deals really helps.


The prices at TJ Maxx were AWESOME.  Just check out some of the pictures I took.  I even got my hubby a gift since he is a die hard G.I. Joe fan.  After scanning the toy area, I moved on to the bedding, kitchen, and clothing aisle.  I love to check out there handbags.  I find many great deals here.  I bought a Coach handbag for $99.99 which retailed for $178.00 so I made a good bargain.

I also came upon a serendipitous find.  I unfortunately TJ Maxx did not have my shoe size for Coach shoes.   The price was a steal at $69.99 for each pair of Coach shoes.  I also got a package of cloth diapers for $3.99 for a set of 6. I use them as burping cloth as my baby is a tremendous spitter. All in all I had a good trip to TJ Maxx.  I can't wait for my next shopping adventure there.

Monday, November 14, 2011

My Trip to Aldi's Food Market

Rego Center, Queens
Aldi Food Market is one of my favorite store to shop for groceries. As a mom, I'm always looking for a bargain on everything. There prices are fantastic, which helps me save alot of money especially in this economy.  This Aldi's is located in Queens at Rego Center.  The store does not take credit cards but does accept debit cards.  You also have to pay for the grocery bags which total .11 cents.

This weekend I came upon what I call a great discovery.  This market has a toy section. I just had to share this information with everyone.

Well don't you know my son was ecstatic with all the toys.  It was mommy I want this gift.  Wow!!!    Mommy I like this one the best.  I can go on and on.  There prices on toys were awesome. Just note the section for toys is not that big.

Aidan wanted to take pictures to show Santa exactly what he wanted for xmas.  I also saw a Toy Story toy that you could plug into the TV to play.  Yup, Aidan wanted that one too.  Aldi's is going to have Transformer toys for only $8.99, can't wait.  I will be doing some of my xmas shopping here because the prices are too good to pass up.   If you get the chance, stop by a store in your area and check out there specials.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

#Review Spotlight Lovable Labels

Spotlight ::  Lovable Labels ::  Winner Wonderland Giveaway


Lovable Labels has generously supplied me with a pack of  Christmas "Gift Seals and Address Label Pack" to review. I have three words to say, "I love it."  I'm so glad someone created this.  I cannot wait for Xmas to use these labels.  I am going to add my return address labels to all of my outgoing mail and use the gift seals on my Xmas presents and Xmas cards this year.  I'm gonna be back to Lovable Labels website to get more labels for my kids things. My first sponsor, Lovable Labels, has graciously offered to giveaway the same to one lucky winner for the "Winner Wonderland Giveaway Hop" coming on Nov. 27 to Dec. 4, 2011.  Come back on November 27, 2011 to enter my giveaway. 

When my son, Aidan, started nursery school  he had to have everything labeled with his name.  His book-bag, shirts, pants, jacket, shoes and the list goes on.  I used a marker to write his name on everything.  I wish I had known of Lovable Labels back then.  This would have helps me out oh so much.

Lovable Labels was started by a mom in 2003, who had the same problem. She was asked to label all of her child's belongings.  She recognized the need in the market for personalized labels that were tough and durable and could stand the test of time and everyday use that children put them through. These labels are waterproof, dishwasher, microwave, washer and dryer safe, sun safe, bleach safe, sunscreen safe and temperature safe. Loveable Labels make sure your things, such as shoes and clothing, are covered so they can be found if lost.

These labels are not only for children.  You can use it in your home, office, school and just about anything else.You can label your containers, safety items, stationary, envelopes, clothing, shoes, books, lunch bags, and list goes on and on.  If your child has any allergies you can use these label too.  You can send a label to your child's school or nursery notifying the school of this, so no problems occur. 

Lovable Labels has continued to develop innovative and useful products.  Some of these products have been suggestions and feedback from customers.  Wow, love this company because you tell them what you like and Lovable Labels listens to you.

Who hates when your children's things get lost or stolen.  I know I don't. Children go to school, camps and childcare and they misplace their belongings and tend to go home without them.  Lovable Labels solves this problems with durable, affordable and unique designs on their labels.  Lovable Labels helps save you money because your children's belongings will come back home!  Lovable Labels has so many things online for you to browse through.  Go check out there website at Lovable Labels.  Visit them today and take advantage of the great deals they have going on right now, see some below.

Remember Don't lose it- label it! with Lovable Labels

** Disclosure ** This product in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.