Saturday, August 11, 2012

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax Blu-ray Review

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
Now available on Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack

Synopsis: The colorful and captivating world of Dr. Seuss bursts onto the screen as never before on August 7, 2012 in the hilarious and captivating adventure, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.  Available on Blu-ray™ 3D Combo Pack and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack -- both featuring DVD, Digital Copy and UltraViolet™ so you can watch it anytime, anywhere -- Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is non-stop family fun that includes three delightfully entertaining mini movies not shown in theaters,available only on the Blu-ray™ Combo Packs.

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax transports viewers into a fantastical landscape imagined by Dr. Seuss and vividly brought to life by Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed filmmaking team at Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me). Directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me) from a screenplay adapted by Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul (Despicable Me, HOP, Horton Hears a Who) from the 1971 children’s classic, the film is an imaginative journey that begins in the town of Thneedville, where a boy searches for the one thing he knows will win the heart of his dream girl. But in order find it, he must discover the story of the Lorax, the often grumpy but loveable protector  of Truffula Valley, in an exciting adventure filled with comedy and heart that USA Today’s Claudia Puig calls, “The right blend of funny, silly, and sweet.”

Friday, August 10, 2012

Bloggers Wanted: Back to School Nook Color Event! {FREE}

Sign up's are now open for the Kate n' Kaboodle Back to School Nook Color Event!

Cost: Bloggers will receive 1 FREE link, $2 each additional

Prize: Barnes & Noble NOOK Color 8GB Memory with Wifi

Dates: Aug.30 - Sept.13

Sign up here!

Dyson DC24 Vacuum Giveaway *Closed*

Mom Powered Media proudly presents the Dyson DC24 Giveaway

Dyson "The Ball" DC24 Vacuum
Impress yourself with your beautiful floors when you use the Dyson DC24 All-Floors Lightweight Upright Vacuum. Ultra lightweight and compact makes vacuuming with this machine effortless. The Dyson "Ball" technology turns the vacuum on a dime with no loss of suction, combined with the patented Root Cyclone technology makes this one extreme powerhouse of clean.

Dyson "The Ball" DC24 All-Floors Lightweight Upright Vacuum Includes:
  • Bristle brush
  • Product manual
Product Features:
  • Clear hygienic dust collection bin - empty the bin with a push of a button
  • Lifetime washable HEPA filter - requires no maintenance and lasts for the life of the vacuum
  • Fingertip brush control - turn brushbar on and off at the touch of a button
  • Motorized brushbar - powerful bristles remove dirt and pet hair from carpets
  • On-board tool storage - brush, stair and crevice tools store right on your vacuum so they're always on hand
  • Reversible wand - for dual usage
  • On-board tool storage - brush, stair and crevice tools store right on your vacuum so they're always on hand
  • Certified Asthma and Allergy Friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

Finding Nemo Shark Facts

As the Discovery Channel kicks-off their annual Shark Week this Sunday, August 12th, Disney*Pixar would like share a very special message: Fish are Friends!

What kind of shark is Chum? How many teeth does Bruce actually have? Find out the answers to these questions and more with these downloadable Shark Facts!

Download Activities!

FINDING NEMO 3D Swims into Theaters September 14th!

Carmex Summer Prize Pack FLASH Giveaway *Closed*

I've blogged about Carmex a few times in the past and this time I have a super fun summer prize pack to giveaway! The prize pack contains a beach tote six Carmex Sticks with SPF 15 including the NEW Pomegranate flavor.

I was also sent this same prize pack to review and let me just say that the Pomegranate flavor has definitely become my new favorite... It has such a nice, fruity smell I just can't get enough of it!

**Win It**
Enter to win this fun Carmex prize pack using the Rafflecopter form below.

Dane-Elec Kids USB Drives {Back to School Spree Sponsor Spotlight}

My boys are a little young to need USB drives in school but when I was approached about featuring Dane-Elec's new kids line I jumped on the opportunity. Designed for kids ages 9 up through the college years, ColorBytes, ShareBytes and LifeBytes are colorful, fun, and completely functional for all of their back to school needs!


ColorBytes:  Features fun, bright, engaging colors in three design - Lil' Monsters, Circa-Dot or Ink Splat. These USB drives are small in size for kids and pre-teens (age 9-12) and have a built-in clip so they can be attached to a backpack for easy transport and safe-keeping. ColorBytes are available in value packs of two 4GB drives.

Designer Kids Clothes from Small Concept {Back to School Spree Sponsor Spotlight}

Small Concept specializes in quality designer clothes for boys and girls as well as maternity clothes for the mommy-to-be. The Small Concept mission is simple: to provide quality products and deliver only the best in customer service. They offer designer brands including Tea Collection, Appaman, Deux Par Deux, Magnificent Baby, and Wonder Boy as well as Lilac Clothing and Olian Maternity for mom.

With cooler weather right around the corner I was excited to receive an Appaman monkey hoodie for Trevor to review. This hoodie is made out of a nice lightweight material making it perfect for the end of summer/beginning of fall. Since Trevor is starting preschool I wanted something that's fun for him, yet functional for school wear and this hoodie is perfect! As you can see in the pictures below this hoodie is a little big for him right now but hopefully that means he'll get a lot of use out of it before he outgrows it.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Bloggers Wanted: Mega Bloks Playtime Construction Giveaway Sign Ups!

Mom to Bed by 8 and Life With Two Boys have teamed up to bring you this awesome giveaway event!

Cost: $2 for one link, $1 for each additional link *Limited to 30 blogs!*

Prize: Mega Bloks Amazing Spider-Man Bridge Showdown, Mega Bloks Amazing Spider-Man Spider-Man Speeder, Mega Bloks Amazing Spider-Man Lizard Sewer Speeder, and Mega Bloks First Builders Big Building Bag

Giveaway Open to: US only (Bloggers worldwide are welcome to participate as long as you have a large amount of US traffic to your website.)

Event Dates: August 30th- September 13th

Bloggers Wanted For The Metropolitan 5-Piece Dining Set Giveaway Event!

Prize: Metropolitan 5 Piece Dining Set, Black Giveaway!

Open to: Worldwide (residents outside of the US will receive a $180 Walmart Gift Certificate instead.

The event dates: August 18th - September 2nd 

Bloggers will receive 1 Free Facebook and 1 Free Mom Blog Society Fan Page Link.

Joovy StepTool Step Stool Review @joovyoo

Trevor recently made the switch from the little potty to the big potty so we were on the hunt for the perfect step stool to make using the potty easier for him. Most step stools are either made of flimsy plastic or weren't non-slip so they just didn't seem safe enough... That's when I discovered the Joovy StepTool.
The Joovy StepTool is very sturdy and can actually hold up to 300 pounds so it's not only great for kids but for adults too, plus it has a non-slip top and bottom for extra safety. What I love about the StepTool, besides the fact that it allows Trevor to be more independent, is the sleek and clean design. It looks great in the bathroom or even in the kitchen when the kiddos want to help with the baking.

Send them Back to School in style with Tea Collection {Back to School Spree Sponsor Spotlight}

When it comes to school clothes for my boys I want something that's high quality and stylish... And Tea Collection offers just that! Inspired by beauty from around the world, Tea offers unique styles for boys, girls, baby and even women, focusing on a different culture every season.

I was recently provided with a $150 gift certificate to purchase some Back to School clothes for my boys. With so many fun, stylish clothes to choose from it's really hard to pick just a few favorites. I totally fell in love with Tea's summer collection inspired by their travels to Bali as well as the new Back to School collection- Danish Modern... Both feature bold styles and a lot of fun!

When our Tea clothes arrived I was so surprised at how soft and comfy their shirts were. It was great to find out that clothes can be super stylish, yet comfortable at the same time. The quality and craftsmanship of their clothes is just amazing and the detail on the graphics tees can't be beat.

Nutrisystem Weigh-In Week #13 #NSNation

Today's post is all about honesty... I'm struggling! I hate to admit it but after 3 months of being on Nutrisystem I'm finding it harder and harder to stick to the program. I thought that as time went on it would get easier, but for me it's getting harder and I just don't get it!

For example, last weekend my husband and I enjoyed a relaxing kid-free night at Hollywood Casino (one of our favorite places to go when we have a night to ourselves) and as we sat down to eat dinner I knew in my head that I should eat a salad but instead I go for a club sandwich and potato chips. Then for his birthday the kids and I bought cupcakes so we could celebrate and instead of eating a Nutrisystem dessert I ended up eating a cupcake... Well actually 3 over the course of a few days.

In my heart I want so badly to stick to the program and lose more weight but when it comes down to making a decision I always give in to the temptations and I honestly don't know how to change that! On a positive note, Nutrisystem offered me to stay on the program for 3 more months, so 7 total instead of 4... I'm very excited about that and hopefully that extra 3 months will be what I need to push me in the right direction.

Because of my cupcake fiasco this week I didn't manage to lose any weight BUT I didn't gain any either thankfully!

Starting weight: 184
Last weeks weigh-in: 168.4
Week #13 weigh-in: 168.4
Total lost this week: 0
Total lost overall: 15.6 pounds

Want to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem? Join today by calling 1-888-853-4689 or by visiting

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.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Bloggers Wanted for the LoveSac Chaise Sectional Event!

Sponsored by LoveSac & hosted by Mom to Bed by 8

Prize: Four Cushion Chaise Sectional with Chocolate Rhinoplush Covers {RV$3,260}
The event dates: 9/10 - 10/1
Free Event ~ Sign-Up Here - LoveSac Event Bloggers Wanted

WEXY Eco-Friendly Snack Bags {Back to School Spree Sponsor Spotlight}

Brayden insists that he bring lunch to school rather than buying what they offer in the cafeteria which means we go through a lot of sandwich and snack bags. Of course I use containers for his sandwiches, fruit, etc.. but when it comes to crackers and pretzels plastic baggies just seem so much easier. Well, I recently discovered WEXY lunch & munch bags and I'm so happy I did!

About WEXY:
Inspired by kids and created by moms, WEXY snack bags are the perfect way to change the very image of “healthy” food for your kids. Motivated by their desire to restore natural childhood fun to snack time, Carie and Tracey created WEXY monsters with their own children driving their vision. They want to help our earth, too. That’s why WEXY snack bags are as good to the globe (eco-friendly) as they are to your child’s body. With their commitment to organic foods and practices, Tracey and Carie believe that sustaining our health means sustaining the earth as well. WEXY bags are biodegradable, BPA Free, disposable, recyclable, and reusable. 

$50 Target Gift Card Giveaway *Closed*

Simple Addiction is committed to bring you the lowest prices on the hottest boutique items. Who said you couldn't save money while spending money? Their selected vendors offer items 50-80% off retail prices because of the volume Simple Addiction provides. Items are offered for 36 hours only to keep our inventory fresh and it’s just exciting to watch the clock countdown!

The Simple Addiction deal site is simple. When the new sales begin you will 36 hours from the opening of that event before it closes and the items are no longer available. On occasion they also sell out quickly; so for those of you like me who love boutique at bargain prices, you want to make sure to subscribe their newsletter {found on the right hand side of the home page}.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Zing Toys Air Storm Z-Curve Bow Review and Giveaway *Closed*

My boys absolutely love to shoot things with their foam dart guns but like most kids they tend to get a little bored with the same old toys. I recently came across a company called Zing Toys and I knew they would be a hit with my boys so I was very excited when they offered to send us a Z-Curve Bow and Pop Rocketz to review.

About Zing Toys:
Zing makes high-quality toys for high-action play. Our mission is to promote a healthy, active lifestyle by compelling kids to turn off their video games or smartphones, get off the couch, and get up to play. Our inventors are kids at heart with safety in mind, bringing you fun in a zillion packages: mini-monsters, boomerangs, and big bows! Soaring rockets, dart blasters, and sticky creatures!

Part of their Air Storm line, the Z-Curve Bow and Pop Rocketz offer high flying outdoor fun! The Z-Curve Bow comes with three foam arrows that soar up to 125 feet and is perfect for older kids while the Pop Rocketz are compact and shoot up 50 feet making it perfect for littler ones.

Chuck E. Cheese's Review and Guest Pass Giveaway *Closed*

I remember going to Chuck E. Cheese's when I was a kid and I thought it was the best thing ever! Well, now that I have kids I'm so excited to be able to share that experience with them. We've been to our local Chuck E. Cheese's several times over the past few years and we've always had a blast so when they offered us a guest pass to have a fun filled day with pizza, soda, and tokens I jumped on the opportunity!

For some reason we've made it a family tradition to visit Chuck E. Cheese's on my husbands birthday (yes my husbands, not my kids LOL) and our guest pass arrived just in time since yesterday was his birthday. We had a great time playing games, winning prizes, eating yummy pizza, and even spending a little time with Chuck E. himself!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Bloggers: Sign ups are open for the It's in the Bag Giveaway Hop!

It's in the Bag Giveaway

It's in the Bag will be hosted by Life With Two Boys and With Our Best! This is a "what's in your purse?" themed giveaway hop and will feature a variety of products that women find in their purse... You can be as creative as you want when it comes to prizes, if you'd carry it in your purse you can include it!

The giveaway hop will begin on November 5, 2012 at 12:01am EST and will end on November 18, 2012 at 11:59pm EST

* All participants must have a giveaway specifically for this event that runs the duration of the event
* All participants must find their own sponsor(s) and host the giveaway on their own blog. You may sponsor your own giveaway if you wish
* The prize/prize package should have a minimum value of $25 and fit the "what's in your purse" theme- purses, wallets, coupon holders, make-up, beauty supplies and accessories, gift cards, cash, key chains, and anything else you can think of! (No coupons unless they're included as part of a prize pack)
* Display the event button in your post so hoppers can easily identify it
* Display the linky in your post to encourage hopping
* All participants must abide by FTC and Facebook rules and regulations
* Please limit the mandatory entries to only 1 or 2.. No limit on extra entries
* Most importantly.. Have fun and try to win a few prizes for yourself as well!!

Customize your backpack with Gutzy Gear {Back to School Spree Sponsor Spotlight}

The first day of school will be here before we know it, and like most kids my boys want to make a good first impression. Brayden is at that age where the boys are always trying to one-up the other so this year I'm sending him back to school with something that's definitely going to make him stand out from the crowd... Gutzy Gear!

About Gutzy Gear:
Gutzy Gear’s collection of cool, colorful patches (called “Gutzies”) attach to our backpack strap covers which simply wrap and secure around any standard backpack, rolling bag, or messenger bag straps.  Kids can decorate their straps with Gutzies to express their personal style & interests, and transform their backpack on a whim into their own statement–making personality pack that’s sure to make them the envy of their pals! Both our patches and straps are easily removable with no yucky glue or sewing required…just a simple tug!  Kids love the fun of decking out their backpack straps with Gutzies, trading with friends, and collecting the different designs… but this also reinforces positive themes, promotes healthy interaction with their pals, and build self esteem…something moms and dads can feel great about too! Our consistently expanding collection is always on the pulse for themes and topics that kids love, for continuous collectability and a customizable look anytime that’s as endless as a child’s imagination!

Zooper Twist Stroller Giveaway ARV $200 *Closed*

The Zooper Twist is a lightweight umbrella stroller perfect for those looking for something small, but still stylish and comfortable! The Twist is super lightweight, and super easy to fold. It was engineered to provide maximum comfort for the rider, and to be easy to push, even with a heavy load over uneven urban landscapes. The Twist is car seat compatible so can be used the second your little one is born! The Twist- while made like an umbrella stroller is so much more. The handles sit at 41 inches, so it is perfect for mom and dad. The seat is 13 inches wide,which is way wider than any other umbrella stroller on the market. The 5 point harness, canopy that goes all the way down and plush fabric make riding comfortably super easy for your child! The Twist also has four different recline features and an adjustable foot rest!

Product Features:

  • Comes with- sun shade, foot muff, plastic cup holder, and infant carrier security strap.
  • Suitable for newborns and toddlers up to 55 pounds.
  • Lightweight umbrella fold stroller.
  • Large spacious foot muff to keep baby guarded from rain, wind and the cold.
  • Quick release front wheels with one touch auto swivel lock.

Bagluxe Handbag Giveaway *Closed*

Welcome to the Bagluxe Handbag Giveaway hosted by Bella Savvy and co-hosted by Momtobedby8, Powered By Mom, Couponing 4 You, Two Classy Chics, A Spectacled Owl, News Wahl, and Hott Mama in the City.

Bagluxe, a specialty online retailer of fashion-forward chic, affordable handbags, purses and accessories (influenced by the latest runway and celebrity trends) knows that every girl has a passion. Well, Bagluxe has a passion too... it's handbags, of course!

Their website features a wide range selection of fashion handbags and related accessories -- all priced at under $85.00. The company aims to build a trusting relationship with women who love handbags by ensuring superior customer service and offering quality, inexpensive products that are always on-trend.

Who doesn't love handbags right?! Are you ready to win one??

PRIZES: FIVE lucky ladies will each receive a trendy handbag from Bagluxe (one featured bag OR a $50 Bagluxe gift card) -- $250 value

EVENT DATES: August 6, 2012 - August 20, 2012