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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Letter Buddies Alphabet Books Giveaway

To show appreciation support received, Cavallo Media has just started a monthly raffle for the rest of 2012 where they will give away some of their "non-digital" educational products to parents of preschoolers. It's free to participate and is open to anyone.

This week, they are giving away 3 sets of Letter Buddies Alphabet Books to 3 winners. "LIKE" Letter Buddies Facebook page and enter to win here. Giveaway ends May 5, 2012.

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Draw Along with Stella and Sam

Draw Along with Stella and Sam by Zinc Roe

Draw along with Stella and Sam in this fun new art app. Pick a shape, decorate it and watch it come to life in a delightful animation. Choose the photo sticker tool to snap a picture and use it decorate your shape. Save images and animations to your Photo Album and share them with friends and family. From zinc Roe games, the makers of the award-winning Tickle Tap Apps, the Stella and Sam Apps combine stunning animation with elegantly-designed activities.

Features & Benefits:
• full-screen animation
• fun and simple age appropriate activities
• support for English and French

A new drawing app that Brandon was excited about trying. He remembers the characters Stella and Sam from television and one of the apps we got. Like most children, Brandon loves to color in coloring books and digital coloring on iPad. I really like how the coloring pages come to life with animations after little Brandon done his coloring. Not a lot of apps have this feature. This is what makes drawing and coloring exciting. The first thing he wanted to color was the truck because he really likes vehicles. We both experimented with the different colors and the stamp patterns. It was a lot of fun!

See it in action:

Disclosure: I received a code to redeem for the above App at no charge in exchange for a review of my opinion. The opinions expressed are my own personal and honest thoughts. No other compensation was given.

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

{WINNER} Gustafer Yellowgold CD/DVD Set Giveaway

Announcement: The lucky WINNER for the Gustafer Yellowgold CD/DVD Set Giveaway that ended April 21, 2012 is..... (drum roll, please).

Congratulations to Teri T. (#11)

I have sent you an email. You have 48 hours to respond. Thanks everyone for participating in my giveaway contests.

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alternaVites Kids Multivitamins Review & Giveaway

There's a brand new, cool way for adults and kids to take vitamins. Vitamins that melt on your tongue – no water needed!  Like a pixie stick but provides 23 essential vitamins in a delicious crystal powder. alternaVites and alternaVites Kids provides all of the benefits of a multivitamin without the pill. Great for adults and kids who struggle to swallow pills.

My son and I was given the opportunity to try out alternaVites Kids. We received 2 individual samples in strawberry bubble gum flavors. We also received a fancy pen. It's cute (and my son wants to use it to draw)! Though we did not get a chance to try the raspberry cotton candy flavor, we would love to try it in the future. These are the two great flavors that are currently available: Strawberry Bubble Gum and Raspberry Cotton Candy.

This is the first time that little Brandon has tried the powdered-type vitamin that just melts in his mouth. It's not like the chewable and sugary gummy's we usually have that is prone to stick to his teeth. Brandon's first reaction was that he was afraid to try something new. I told him to put a little of the vitamin on his tongue. After a few sprinkles, he really like it. alternaVites Kids contains no sugar and is an amazing multivitamin & mineral specially designed for children ages 4 and up.

Features & Benefits:
- melts in your mouth
- free of aspartame and high fructose
- sugar free
- no artificial sweetenters, colors, flavors, or preservatives
- no animal products or by-products
- does not contain egg, milk, or peanut
- certified kosher pareve

Other ways that alternaVites Kids can be taken:

1. Simply sprinkle onto tongue where it melts quickly Use small amounts.
2. Mix into yogurts, puddings, smoothies, or juice.
3. Sprinkle on top of fruit. The options are endless.


One (1) lucky reader will have a chance to win a box of alternaVites Kids. Chosen winner will be selected via through Rafflecopter and is open to US & Canadian Residents (ends May 30, 2012). Once the contest is over, winner will have 48 hours to respond to claim their prize. Mandatory entry is required to unlock all other optional entries below.

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a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: I received samples from the Company/PR Firm in exchange of my opinion in this post. Any expressed opinions are my own and personal thoughts. No other compensation was given.

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Medicine Mama's Sweet Bee Magic Wand Review

The Magic Wand That Cures it All
Propolis and Honey
All-in-One Lip and Face Balm

Introducing a new, certified-organic, all-in-one lip and face balm that combines the healing properties of pure honey bee ingredients to heal, soothe and moisturize the skin.

Medicine Mama’s Sweet Bee Magic Wand can be used for:
· Chapped Lip Remedy
· Shaving Burn Care
· Daily Moisturizer
· Overnight Skin Nutrition
· Cold Sore Relief
· Cut Scrape & Bite Relief
· After-sun Support
· Rash, Burn & Scar Repair

Mirroring the process of what bees create to nourish their Queen and keep the hive healthy, Medicine Mama’s Bee Magic Wand blends purifying propolis, healing antimicrobial honey, protective beeswax, and moisturizing avocado oil with extra virgin olive to create an all-purpose healing want that you can take on the go.

With knowledge about the healing properties of pure honey bee ingredients, and an appreciation for the beauty effects of olive and avocado oils when they come into contact with skin, Donna Steinman, set out to craft her own organic, all-in-one skin care cream. Her goal was to deliver the healing properties of what the bees create to us without interfering with nature's intelligent design.

My Review:
I think this is quite a nice product. I use this product on my toddler, Brandon. It's perfect for him because he has eczema, dry skin, and occasionally dry lips. I'm always carrying extra stick of chapstick or lip balm in my purse, but the Bee Magic Wand works the best in healing. Medicine Mama's Bee Magic Wand contains natural and organic ingredients, so it is gentle on little Brandon. Brandon likes the nice, pleasant smell. Also you might think it's a bit pricey ($12.95 US), but you get what you pay for. It comes in a convenient travel size and use it whenever we need.

WHERE TO BUY: Medicine Mama's products are available at natural retailers nationwide including Whole Foods, Sprouts and online via

Disclosure: I received a sample of the mentioned product from the company/PR Company in exchange for my review. The opinions expressed in my review are my own personal and honest thoughts. No other compensation was given.

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{WINNER} RBC Visa $50 Gift Card Giveaway

Announcement: The lucky WINNER for the RBC Visa $50 Gift Card Giveaway that ended April 20, 2012 is..... (drum roll, please).

Congratulations to Tasha W. (#641)

I have sent you an email. You have 48 hours to respond. Thanks everyone for participating in my giveaway contests.

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Mini Road Trip to Bridal Veil Falls

This is probably Brandon's second visit to Bridal Falls. I remember visiting the area when we brought him to Dino Town couple years ago, but that is closed down now. Our main trip was to see Bridal Falls.

Here is Brandon taking a pose on top of a little bridge of the small stream.

Brandon throwing rocks into the stream.

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Free Blogger Sign-up Event: Bright Starts Ultimate Baby Shower Giveaway

Bright Starts Ultimate Baby Shower Event

ATTENTION BLOGGERS: FREE Baby Shower Giveaway Blogger Event! Please join me in another awesome event, with a FREE option to join to gain some exposure for your blog!

The following blogs are are excited to present the Baby Shower Event from May 7th to May 28th:

This is a FREE blogger event and they are accepting signups now. Join the Bright Starts Ultimate Baby Shower Giveaway event.

PRIZES: Bright Starts Sunnyside Safari Collection including the Chair Top High Chair, Plug in Sway & Swing, Portable Swing, Playard, and Saucer

Event dates: May 7 at 12:01 am to May 28 11:59pm

Open to: US only
Blogger Note – Canadian bloggers may participate in this event if you have a large number of US readers/traffic.

Link options: GFC, Email, RSS, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Vote (as long as it is a no signup or like required, example picket fence). G+ is not allowed as it is against google rules.


1) Post about the event with the button above linking back to this post. Easy copy paste text below along with the button.

2) If you do not wish to post the announcement, send the $5 via paypal to goodnightmommyboutique[at]gmail[dot]com with your email address and "Baby Shower April Event" in subject line or notes portion of the form.

3) Once you have posted your announcement or sent the paypal payment, fill out this form with your information!

4) You will receive an email within 72 hours, confirming your participation. If you do not, please email Teri at teri[at]momtobedby8[dot]com and she will check into it for you.

5) Then on or around May 4th you will receive another email with the html code for publishing the giveaway. Note it is required that you publish the giveaway html in full to be included in this event. We will verify links on May 7th around 10am central and if you have not done so, your link on the rafflecopter will be removed. This keeps this event fair for all who joins.

6) Tell them Jennie from "Baby Brandon's Adventures" referred you

Referral prize: The two bloggers who refer the most people will receive a $10 Amazon e-code for your effort. Just make sure to add on your announcement that they should add your blog name or url in the referred by section on the signup form. This bonus will be paid the on or before May 7th after your referral links have been verified.

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Baby Shower Celebration: Picky Sticky Giveaway

I am joining in with Tots and Me to celebrate the birth of her baby boy. Congratulations! To celebrate, she is hosting a giveaway for all you wonderful readers.

PRIZE: Winner's Choice of Picky Sticky Monthly Milestone Onesie Stickers

Giveaway open worldwide, 18 yrs of age and older. Giveaway will end May 3rd at 11:59 pm. Winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and will be announced on Tots and Me Blog. Winner must respond by May 6th.

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a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Facebook Video Contest - Win a Kidorable Ensemble

Are your kids ready to be the next Dakota Fanning or Jaden Smith? Make their film debut with Kidorable’s Facebook Video Contest. Please spread the word in your next post. The winner will receive a complete Kidorable ensemble of their choice.

It’s easy! Just send in your short video starring a child you love sporting Kidorable, and you could win the entire collection in his or her favorite style! Have a look here and choose your favorite. Whoever gets the most votes wins.

How it works:

1. Just post the video to

2. Near the top of the Kidorable wall, you have options to share by posting text, Photo, or Video

3. Click 'Video' and you'll be prompted to upload your video.

Kidorable will receive entries from Monday, April 30 until Tuesday, May 15. Then voting will continue through May 23 at 2pm when the winner will be announced. Contest is open to US & Canadian residents. Good Luck to all!

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Online Gift Cards with the Flexibility of Cash

It seems that more and more people nowadays are purchasing gift cards online. It's because it's fast and convenient. Also, not to mention the idea of carrying plastic cards around is a bit of a pain (especially when it adds extra bulkiness to your wallet).

Gift cards are great for gift giving, whether it's for birthdays, anniversaries, baby shower, or just because, etc. However, regular gift cards may end up lost, forgotten, unused, or have leftover balances. Trade-ins can worth less than you think. Most gift cards can only be sold for 50% to 90% of the face value. Then you are at a loss.

I recently discovered GiftRocket where it sends money instead of gift cards. They are online money gifts, with suggestions of where to spend them. It works for any business and combines the thoughtfulness of a gift certificate with the flexibility of cash. You receive it electronically so no gift card to carry around. What's great about this service is that you can buy gifts for friends and family who aren't near you or live in other cities. If they can't make it to the business, they can spend it somewhere else.

You can purchase online gift certificates from GiftRocket for any business in the USA.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Medicine Mama Giveaway: Win Organic Skin Care Gift Set

Medicine Mama’s Apothecary just launched its Spring Bee Sweepstakes on Facebook. Four lucky winners will receive a complete product line gift set – a $150 value!

Each of Medicine Mama’s artisanal skin care products are certified organic, hand crafted and created using pure, organic and natural honey bee ingredients.

The gift set includes the Sweet Bee Magic, Baby & Mama, Bee Magic Wand and V Magic, each of which are designed to bring out the naturally powerful health benefits of its ingredients. These include: honey (a gentle anti-septic and anti-bacterial ingredient), propolis (the most biologically active tree resin with health benefits dating back centuries), bee pollen (nature’s multi-vitamin that stimulates cell renewal when used externally), royal jelly (containing gelatin, a catalyst for collagen production and a natural antibiotic), and beeswax (containing anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic and germicidal properties to keep skin healthy and strong).

Visit the Medicine Mama’s Apothecary Facebook page to enter. One winner will be selected each week over the next four weeks. The last day to enter is on May 9th, 2012.

Disclosure: I did not receive any products nor was paid for this post. I was provided info from the PR firm to share. Any expressed opinions are my own and personal thoughts. No other compensation was given.

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