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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Creative Wall Decals For Your Child's Room

I love the idea of decorating my son's (little Brandon) room. Then I thought about adding designs and illustrations to the walls would make it really unique.  Some people call them wall stickers, wall murals, vinyl wall decals, or even wall decor. I was recently introduced to, and online store that offers a wide variety of removable wall decals. Wall decals can make the room come to life with wonderful images. I think it gives a creative and positive feel and kids can expand their imaginations.

What's great about wall decals is that you can turn your walls into a piece of art and you don't need to worry with any mess with paint or glue. Some of these decals provide inspiration, humor or wisdom for all those who see them.

I love the nursery & kids wall decal collection. Here are some of my favorites:

I just love the owls. They're so adorable!

The photos provide suggestions on sticker placement, but you can customize them any way you want it to look.  Application seems easy, but large ones would take some time. These decals are also available at (click here). They offer free worldwide shipping on all orders $50 or more.

Disclosure:  I received compensation in exchange for the above post. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of other consumers.

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights Album "Good Egg" Releases June 24

Joanie's back, with a stunning new album! Beloved singer/songwriter Joanie Leeds continues to build her award-winning body of work with the June 24 release of her sixth children's album, Good Egg.

This time around, Joanie Leeds and her band, The Nightlights, are joined by Jacob Stein (of the GRAMMY® nominated The Pop Ups) and children's musician extraordinaire Mista Cookie Jar.

Good Egg dances with delight through a roll call of musical genres. Joanie Leeds says, "I've never been one to stay stuck in any one particular musical style because I know kids love 'em all -- rock, pop, funk, soul, ska, go-go, gospel, country -- and frankly, so do I!"

An exceptionally versatile artists, Joanie Leeds is gifted with a soulful, "rock solid" voice that ranges from low and bluesy to high, light, and breezy. Says SiriusXM's Kids Place Live Program Director Mindy Thomas, "Joanie Leeds is that cool babysitter who would let you try on her lip gloss once your mom left the house. You idolized her, and your mom knew she could trust her. That's Joanie. Only she's also likely to completely ROCK THE ROOF OFF YOUR HOUSE!"

The second Joanie Leeds album to be produced by GRAMMY® winner Dean Jones, Good Egg kicks off with the driving beat of "Food Fight" and segues into some gentle, folksy harmony on "Kids Place." It's DC go-go all the way on "Drummer Dan," with Mista Cookie Jar infusing the number with some funky FLAVA! Jacob Stein of the GRAMMY® nominated The Pop Ups partners with Joanie Leeds to make a lot of sweet harmony with a language tug of war between the literal and the creatively idiomatic on "The World is Your Oyster." "My Dad," a ukulele-powered traditional jazz number in the mode of Django Reinhardt, is a terrific vehicle for the light and breezy side of Joanie's vocal style. Sublime meets Less Than Jake to dig into traditional ska on "Shadow," while The Clash meets The Ramones on a bit of classic punk to review classic illness prevention on "Germs." Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and leprechauns all have their moments in the sun on "Always on the Run."

Joanie Leeds captured first place for her original music in the USA Songwriting Competition and has won an Independent Music Award and a Parents Choice® Gold Award, as well as a NAPPA Gold Award. She has been honored as a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and the International Songwriting Competition. While often found serenading families in her hometown of NYC, Joanie also performs in dozens of cities across the country, and her music has been highly praised in People Magazine, Parents Magazine, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. Her tunes are played on many radio stations nationwide and have climbed the chart to #1 on SiriusXM's Kids Place Live and WXPN's Kids Corner. Joanie is also a PJ Library musician!

WHERE TO BUY:  Good Egg will be available online at,,, iTunes, and other related digital outlets.

Highlights - Summer 2014

June 7 Rhythm & Words Festival, Burnsville, MN

June 21 Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

June 24 Madison Sq. Park, NYC - ALBUM RELEASE SHOW!

July 8 Summer Jam Concert Series, Newtown, CT

Aug. 21 Morris Arboretum, U. of Penn., Philadelphia, PA

Sept. 1 Peninsula JCC Labor Day Concert, Foster City, CA

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this promotion. I was given info and streaming links at no charge from the PR Firm / Company. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of other consumers.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

{WINNER} LovableLabels Ultimate Camp Pack Giveaway

Announcement: The lucky WINNER for LovableLabels Ultimate Camp Pack Giveaway that ended April 18, 2014 is..... (drum roll, please).

Congratulations to  Heather Lynne (#268)!

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

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Creative Kids Bento Lunchbox Idea: Jelly Heart Sandwiches + Fruits

Just a simple lunch with jelly sandwich, fruits (mandarin oranges and prunes) and veggies (cherry tomatoes)

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Stroller Shopping Guide: Take a Stroll with guzzie+Guss

Whether you’re a new parent or toting two (or more!) kids around town, shopping for a stroller can be an overwhelming feat. Full size, umbrella, city, jogging, travel systems – the choices are endless! Here we try to break down some of the features to help you find your perfect match. Thanks to Talia Beckett (Pink Pearl PR) for this article.

From city streets to rugged terrain - One of the first questions you’ll want to ask yourself is “where will I be using this stroller?” If you’re sticking to an urban setting, a zippy umbrella or city stroller with smooth steering to navigate crowds are a great choice. The guzzie+Guss 103 Pender strikes the perfect balance between a convenient travel stroller and a comfortable full size stroller with all the bells and whistles. With its 4-position recline, large storage basket and ability to transform into a full travel system, this lightweight stroller makes for a heavyweight contender!

Heading to the backcountry with baby in tow? Look for a stroller with good suspension and lockable front wheels that can handle loose surfaces. The guzzie+Guss 101 Goose features full suspension and a 5-point harness for maximum safety when travelling over rocky terrain. Dirt-resistant and tough against wear, tear and fading, this stroller is made for life in the great outdoors.

It’s a brand new world just waiting to be explored - Can’t wait to show off your fresh, new baby? Look for a stroller that features a bassinette or newborn nest so you can be strolling from Day One. The guzzie+Guss 042 Quadra is one of the most versatile strollers on the market. Incorporating all of the classic functions of a full-sized pram, simply add the bassinette and your baby will glide on sealed bearings, full suspension, and air-filled tires for the smoothest of rides.

Tired legs are a thing of the past - Older kids need not grumble anymore about having to walk alongside the stroller while the new baby rides in style! Strollers have come a long way and many now have the option to add an additional seat or convert to a travel system to fit an infant car seat to the frame. The guzzie+Guss 1+1 Gabriola is a one-of-a-kind, modular stroller that can convert from a travel system to a single or in-line double stroller with its included second seat! With over 10 different configurations the G+G 1+1, Gabriola stroller is adaptable to fit your needs.

For a more lightweight option, don’t look past the guzzie+Guss 125 Hornby double stroller. Its highly innovative design, with a new no-pinch frame fold, can easily fit through most standard doorways. Each seat is independent of the other so you can have one seat upright while the other is reclined, keeping all passengers happy and comfortable.

For the mobile kid that needs a quick rest, the universal stroller hitch makes for a fun riding board that attaches to any type of stroller. Who wouldn’t want to jump aboard?

A stroller that does it all… and more? - Just when you thought you’d seen it all, guzzie+Guss comes up with a revolutionary new concept in stroller design. The Connect+ line features two strollers, a full size and a jogger, both with removable seats that fit not only onto the stroller chassis, but also can be used as a high chair or a rocker (with added accessories), allowing for an exciting way for you to connect further with your baby.

Accessories aren’t just purses and jewels - Who knew? Strollers, too, can be outfitted with extra goodies to take your ride from coach to first class! Whether it’s a rain cover or an extra cup holder or two, a few added accessories can make all the difference in making for a comfortable and enjoyable day out with your little ones in tow.

Disclosure: I did not receive any products nor was paid for this post. Any opinions expressed in my review are my own personal and honest thoughts. No other compensation was given.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

A Trip to the Tulip Farm

A day trip to the annual Agassiz Tulip Festival. First time visit!

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Wonder Forge Games Giveaway: Disney Frozen & Disney Planes

Welcome to the Wonder Forge Games Giveaway!

Planes Sky Race Action Game - Get ready for high-flying, tricky-tossing fun! Fly your plane through the Wings Around the Globe Rally to win. But watch out- flight conditions change and you’ll face surprising challenges. Toss with your eyes closed, between your legs, laying down, and more!

Disney Frozen Matching Game - It's the classic game of picture matching, now featuring your favorite characters from Frozen! Flip over brightly colored tiles and find beautiful pictures of sisters Anna and Elsa, plus friends Kristoff, Olaf, Sven and more. What familiar faces will you see? Pick up the most matching pairs to win!


Prize: Planes Sky Race Action Game & Disney Frozen Matching Game

One lucky winner will be selected to receive the above mentioned prize pack! Contest is open to US only, age 18+ (ends May 3rd, 2014 at 11:59pm EST). All entries are optional. Winner will have 48 hours to respond.  Please enter the giveaway form below.  Winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Good luck!

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Disclosure: I received no compensation or products for this promotion. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of other consumers. "Brandon's Adventures" Blog is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. This giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook, Pinterest, or Twitter. 

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Friday, April 18, 2014

The Beatrix Girls Doll Giveaway


Welcome to the Beatrix Doll Giveaway!

Hosted by: Queen of Savings

They're musicians, they're dolls, they're role models for a new generation of empowered young girls. Sure, they're adorable with great clothes and fabulous hair, but there's so much more to them than that! The Beatrix Girls are an accomplished pop band with real music that girls are sure to adore. Each member of the band sings, plays a different instrument and even writes the songs. They've achieved the pop-star success that young girls dream of - and they've done it through talent, tenacity and old-fashioned hard work. Best of all, none of that success has gone to their heads. They're young, they're real and they're spunky.

Prize: Winner's Choice of Beatrix Girls Doll

Contest is open to US only, 18+. Contest ends May 2nd, 2014 at 11:59pm EST. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to claim their prize (or another winner will be chosen). Enter to win using the Giveaway Tools Widget below. Good Luck! 

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Disclosure: I received no compensation for this promotion. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of other consumers. "Brandon's Adventures" Blog is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. This giveaway is not associated with, affiliated with, endorsed by, sponsored by, or connected to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or any other social media platform in any way.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

You Only Label Once ‪#‎YOLO‬ at Lovable Labels

Check out this month's promotion:

For only a limited time, save $10 off your online purchase at Lovable Labels! Sale runs from April 15th till April 17th, 2014!  

YOLO - You Only Label Once!
Stock up and save! Use promo code: YOLO2014

Disclosure: I am part of the Lovable Labels Love Bug ambassador program. I received personalized labels as my perks. The opinions expressed are my own personal and honest thoughts. No other compensation was given.

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Heroes of the City Prize Pack Giveaway

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Welcome to the Heroes of the City Prize Pack Giveaway

"Brandon's Adventures" has teamed up with several amazing bloggers and Heroes of the City to bring you this fantastic Giveaway! Let's learn a little about the sponsor!

Heroes of the City is a television cartoon about rescue vehicles in a small town where everybody gets to be a hero! Emphasizing friendship, Heroes of the City contains a great deal of warmth and what may be accomplished by helping each other. The cartoon is primarily targeted at children age 3 – 7.

Follow the fantastically exciting adventures along with friends in town. Meet Pauli Police Car and Fiona Fire Engine as they help the townspeople find thieves, put out fires, and solve one of the many mysteries that happen in the otherwise quiet town. You will also get to know Calamity Crow, the most misunderstood bird in town.

You can download Heroes of the City now at the iTunesAppStore or for Android on GooglePlay!

Now for the Giveaway!

Heroes of the City is sponsoring an awesome giveaway! Prize Pack includes:
  • $20 Amazon eGift Code
  • Heroes of the City Children's Book
  • Heroes of the City DVD
  • Heroes of the City toy cars
  • Full Version app
Simply enter the Rafflecopter below! You do not have to complete all entries to win, but the more you do complete, the better your chances are of being chosen! Support the sponsor and the awesome bloggers that have brought you this giveaway by liking their Facebook pages and following them on Twitter!

Contest is open to US only, 18+. Contest ends April 30th, 2014 at 11:59pm EST. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to claim their prize (or another winner will be chosen). Good Luck! 

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Disclosure: I received no compensation for this promotion. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of other consumers. "Brandon's Adventures" Blog is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. This giveaway is not associated with, affiliated with, endorsed by, sponsored by, or connected to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or any other social media platform in any way.

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Rio 2 in Theatres April 11

Rio 2 releases in theatres today (Friday, April 11th, 2014)!

It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids after they're hurtled Rio de Janeiro to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all: his father-in-law.

Also, you can get Rio 2 bath collection only exclusively at AVON. Avon Naturals Kids Rio 2 Collection is only available for a limited time only. Yes, I am an Avon rep and can deliver in the Vancouver, BC area.

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Changing Tires on Daddy's Car

The weather is getting warming and it's time to put the winter tires away. Little Brandon was a big help for daddy by helping with the basic stuff (loosening and tightening the lug nuts, putting block behind tires, and putting away tools. Of course, he needed a little help to make sure everything was perfect.

Checking the tire pressure:

Putting a block behind back wheel so car doesn't roll away:

Trying to push the lever down to loosen the lug nut:

This is heavy!

Almost done:

All in a days work...

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