Thursday, August 2, 2012

NoNetz Boys Bathing Suit Review

My boys love to put on their swimming trunks and run around in the sprinkler or splash around in their kiddie pool but every time it results in the same thing... Them complaining that the mesh liner is irritating them and more times than not they end up with a little rash on their thighs. Well, that's where NoNetz come in!

NoNetz is a US-based company focused on providing the most comfortable swimwear for guys. They offer a new swimsuit design that features an anti-bacterial, anti-chafe, upf 50+ liner instead of the standard mesh liner found in most swim trunks. This design was developed to prevent chafing since there's no mesh and best of all it's soft and comfortable too.


Elmer's 1st Day App and Back to School Giveaway *Closed*

It's officially August which means the first day of school will be here before we know it. With Trevor starting preschool this year and Brayden heading into first grade I know I'll be taking tons of photos to capture those memories. Well with the help of their 1st Day mobile app, Elmer's is now making preserving and sharing those memories so much easier!

About Elmer's 1st Day App:
As the Official Sponsor of the 1st Day of School, Elmer’s Products Inc., an industry leader in adhesives, arts and crafts, office and educational products, is proud to introduce a free photo-sharing mobile app and website created to preserve “1st day” memories. For decades, Elmer’s has played a major role in the back-to-school season and, in celebration of this special time of year, Elmer’s 1st Day app provides an easy way for parents to capture priceless moments as their child grows.

Using the 1st Day app, parents can snap photos and create albums to share with family and friends. Once logged on to the secure 1st Day website, where images and albums are automatically synched up from the app, users can create slideshows, add colorful borders and share galleries via email and on Facebook. The app is also an excellent way for teachers to journal milestones as they upload photos of their room, art projects and events throughout the year and share them with peers and parents.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax Activities!

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax arrives on Blu-ray and DVD August 7th... Be sure to check out these fun activities to hold you over until then!

Nutrisystem Weigh-In Week #12 #NSNation

3 months down... Woohoo! I had a great week diet-wise and I'm feeling awesome this week! I was really worried about that pound I gained while I was on vacation but luckily I lost that and then some this week.

Monday (the 6th) is my husband's birthday so the boys are having a sleepover at their grandparents this weekend so we can have some adult time and I sooo need it! Being a stay home mom can be rough, especially during the summer when both kids are home and fighting all day long. With my mom living in Maine we really only have Nate's parents to rely on when it comes to watching the boys so the few times a year that it happens it's something that I really look forward to!

I think this little break, even though it's only one night, is going to really help me de-stress and will also help me with my weight loss. When I get overly stressed it makes it harder to focus on my goal and do the things I need to do, so hopefully this helps!

What do you do to de-stress yourself? I'd love some tips, tricks, and advice!

Starting weight: 184
Last weeks weigh-in: 171.6
Week #12 weigh-in: 168.4
Total lost this week: 3.2
Total lost overall: 15.6 pounds

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Disclosure: Nutrisystem is providing their program and support services free of charge in exchange for my participation in the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program. All opinions are my own.

Help RIF Kids Get New Books for a Chance to Win a $50 Amazon Gift Card from Buddig! *Closed*

What would you do in a world without books? For children living in poverty, a world without books is an unfortunate reality. There is only 1 book for every 300 children in these low-income neighborhoods.

With the help of Buddig Lunchmeats, Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) is giving new books to underserved kids.  You can help this worthy cause just by “liking” RIF’s Facebook page. During the month of August, Buddig will make a $2.50 donation matching up to $5,000 to support RIF literacy programs.

This summer, Buddig is also sponsoring a Be A Reader Virtual Book Drive to raise funds to purchase new books for children living in poverty. Help give them a head start by donating to the Be A Reader Virtual Book Drive. Every $10 you donate lets RIF buy 4 books!  Make a donation of $5 or $10 and you’ll receive a coupon from Buddig Lunchmeats. Larger donations could earn you an insulated lunch bag or backpack. Funds raised through the Be A Reader Virtual Book Drive will be used to purchase new books for participating RIF youth.

Coachlicious Giveaway- Enter to win a Coach Madison Op Art Sateen Handbag! *Closed*

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Monday, July 30, 2012

Education Outdoors Snipe Hunt Game Review

My boys love to play games so they were super excited when we received Snipe Hunt from Education Outdoors to review.

Snipe Hunt

About Snipe Hunt:
A tradition passed down through the generations, the Snipe Hunt originated as a tall tale told by parents and teens to younger children. Inexperienced campers are told about a bird or animal called the Snipe and the usually preposterous method of catching it, such as running around the woods carrying a bag or making strange noises such as banging rocks together. As children set off in search of the Snipe, their elders take in the antics and try to contain their laughter.

A twist on this fruitless quest, Snipe Hunt is an indoor or outdoor game of hide-and-seek where players try to be the first to find their opponent’s Snipe and return it to its nest. To play, the teams choose an area that will be the Snipe nest and two areas to hide their Snipes.

Each team turns their Snipe on and disappears to find the best hiding place for them. In five minutes the Snipes will begin chirping and their eyes will start flashing red so teams must hurry to get back to the nest before they giveaway the direction their Snipe is hiding. Once both Snipes are hidden, the hunt begins! The first team to return their opponents Snipe to the nest is the winner.

His or Hers Power Wheels Jeep Giveaway Event *Closed*

Welcome to the His or Hers Power Wheels giveaway hosted by Mom Blog Society and co-hosted by Military Travel Mama, Embracing Beauty, Heavenly Savings, Mom Does Reviews, Mommy Moments with Abby , Powered by Mom, Mom to Bed by 8, Meliaville, and Kat's Cafe!

Event Giveaway Dates: July 30 - August 13
Prize: Fisher Price Power Wheels Jeep- His or Hers
Open: Worldwide
(If a winner is selected from outside of the US, they will receive a $100 Amazon Gift Certificate)

Sunday, July 29, 2012 Lifefactory Glass Bottle Giveaway *Closed*

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Lifefactory BPA-free glass containers are an environmentally friendly product that were created to provide consumers a safe and well designed essential that everyone can use each and every day to become a bit more green. Lifefactory makes BPA-free glass baby bottles and sippy cups with patent pending silicone sleeves and is now the first company to introduce a collection of BPA-free reusable glass beverage bottles with patent pending silicone sleeves for adults! Lifefactory fuses modern sensibility, eco-friendly composition, and exceptional utility to produce glass baby bottles, glass sippy cups and glass beverage bottles that are free of known harmful chemicals including BPA, phthalates, and PVC. BuyGreen knows that the products you buy every day really make a difference. Eco-friendly products are healthier for you and better for the planet. They understand that when a large group of consumers choose to "buy green", the market will respond with greater variety, more innovation and lower prices for green products and services. They of course, have a very large selection of Lifefactory products which include: