Thursday, December 13, 2018

Lenovo Ideapad 530s

Lenovo has proven time and time again that you don't need to spend upwards of $1,000 on a premium grade laptop that doesn't skimp on performance. For well under that price you can get your hands on this Lenovo Ideapad 530S 15.6 inch screen, 1080p display and 8GB of RAM. The first thing you will notice, undoubtedly is the compact, aluminum design which certainly makes this computer stand out from its competitors.

I'm pretty excited to add this new product to our Holiday Gift Guide. I've spent the last couple days getting myself use to it and getting caught up on blog work. However, there isn't much to get use to. I've browsed through it with so much ease. I admit I'm not very tech savy. So when working on my blog I need a computer I can easily use. I have a lot of researching, writing and picture editing to do. Lenovo is well known for their their state of the art Yoga series and the ThinkPad series of notebooks. In the middle lies the equally as promising notebook lineup, the Ideapad series. While the Yoga may be the top of the line consumer suite of notebooks and tablets, the ThinkPad seems more business and the perfect Ideapad sits somewhere in the middle while attracting both business and consumer users.

Lenovo machines are most well knows for their solid build quality and durability, the Ideapad 530s is definitely no exception. The thin machine weighs only 1.49 kg making it effortlessly portable. The Ideapad comes with Windows 10 which I am loving. The performance is above average and the Ideapad definitely has a lot going for it. It has apps already installed like Netflix and Skype, and games including Candy Crush and Minecraft. My youngest son is obsessed with Minecraft and has been asking me to get the computer version for months. This gave him a chance to try it out before we pay for the full version. Paint 3D will come in handy for my work, as well as the school work for the kids. One of the cons I had seen written about this particular model was the "flat keys". I'm actually loving the keys. Personally, the flatter keyboard has been much easier for me. I find myself not making as many spelling errors. 

 The touchpad is very smooth and precise. Under the touchpad, more toward the bottom are two click buttons to use for the left and right mouse clicks. Thanks to the larger size, using the multi-finger gestures was pretty easy and effortless. Multiple ports surround the sides for your SSD card ( lightening fast SSD storage), HDMI, headphones and charger. The fast charging aspect is another of my favorite features. The Ideapad 530S boasts 8 hours of charging life and the Rapid Charge feature allows the laptop to regain two hours worth of battery life in just 15 minutes.
Overall, the Lenovo Ideapad 530s offers you more bang for the buck. I'd happily recommend it for students, businesses or just your every day computer usage.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Pencil Heroes

Being a homeschooler means I'm always on the look out for fun, new products to try with my boys. Anything that is needed and can keep their attention is always a plus. Que Pencil Heroes. Pencil Heroes come in a six pack of bright colored Super Hero pencils, each #2 pencil is made with a different SuperHero design with functioning eraser capes.

Pencil Heroes are good not only for teachers and students, but they would also make great stocking stuffers, goody bag loot, back to school or prizes. The boys say they want to use theirs for Valentines Day this year. We will get some little cards and write a clever saying on them and stick the pencil inside for all of their little friends. I think they will be a hit. Not only are these designs sure to catch your child's eye, but the quality is equally as great. We've had pencils in the past that had different types of eraser attachments and while they where cute, the erasers weren't good at all and always left a smudge. These erasers work exactly like they are suppose to. The weight of both the pencil and eraser make it easy to write with. Use the link below to purchase Pencil heroes for the Super Heroes in your life.


Thursday, December 6, 2018

Now Accepting 2018 Holiday Gift Guide Products


Want to get your products seen by tens of thousands of viewers? Do you have the best Christmas gifts this year? Submit your products to Going Goble email .. Our Gift Guide runs from December 5th through January 10thth and includes the options below. If you have another idea feel free to email me and we will work out the perfect promotion for your business. Everyone can participate, we just ask that the products are a fit for our readers. 

Level 1- $0-$49 PRODUCT One round up post (a post of different like products for example Stocking Stuffers, there would be several different items included in one post) with 1 Facebook and Twitter share (POSSIBLE GIVEAWAY OPTIONS)

Level 2 - $50-$149 PRODUCT Single Blog Post (no other companies included but yours) 1 Facebook and Twitter share - OPTION TO RUN A GIVEAWAY

Level 3 - $150-$250 PRODUCT - Blog Post (no other companies involved), inclusion in a round up post, Facebook, Twitter share (OPTION TO RUN A GIVEAWAY)

Level 4- $250 plus PRODUCT - Blog Post (no other companies involved in your feature) inclusion in a round up post, Facebook x 2, Twitter share x 2, Google Plus, Instagram and Pinterest post (OPTION TO RUN A GIVEAWAY)

Looking for more let's discuss what you have in mind?

Don't wish to send product? We also have paid options starting as low as $25 for round up inclusion!

Let me know what you think? email

Jessica Goble
Going Goble

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Having trouble finding the perfect gifts this season? GoingGoble  has you covered. All year long we've been testing/reviewing products in preparation for the Holidays. In our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide we have compiled a list of amazing gifts for your loved ones. Your sure to find something for every special person in your life. The best part is not only are all of these awesome gifts listed for you, but some have  been personally reviewed by me. Below you will find a list of these products, some with full reviews, others with images and links straight to the site, to make purchasing easier for you.The Gift Guide will be updated all season long, so be sure you keep checking back for new gift ideas and reviews. We will also be offering up giveaways on some of the products below. 

Friday, November 16, 2018

Light up Christmas with Crayola

Do you have a budding artist o your hands? Looking for the perfect Christmas gift this season? With the Ultimate Light Board from Crayola you can put your art in lights. Create amazing art and display it in a big, bold way. Just draw your masterpiece directly on to the Light Board surface and turn it on. Watch your designs shine! The bright LED's built into the frame make the ins from the included Gel FX Markers really glow. The removable back panel makes tracing images a snap. And when your ready, just wipe the screen clean for ultimate creativity. My boys love drawing. They go through multiple art books a month. The Ultimate Light Board is a great alternative to paper, with an added bonus. Logan loves drawing. He can go through a pack of paper in a day though. This board is a great alternative for him. He said he feels like a real artist having places to keep his markers attached to the board. The LED aspect is a much loved aspect of the board. He says he’s using his board to leave Santa a message this year.

Another option is the Color Chemistry Lab SetCalling all color-ologists, chroma-chemists and would-be color scientists of all kinds! The Crayola® Color Chemistry Set for kids is jam-packed with playful experiments exploring your favorite subject—color! My boys absolutely love doing experiments. We can have a school day while making it fun. This particular set was pretty easy for them to do themselves with little intervention from me, they are ages 7 and 11. This kids’ chemistry set includes an easy-to-read instruction booklet that’s packed with 50 colorful science-y activities to try out at home. And there are enough Crayola® materials and supplies to do 16 experiments right out of the box, including volcano science projects. All experiments have been devised and/or approved by real Crayola® scientists! Fun, educational and creative, kids will love this educational toy with virtually endless creative possibilities! Adult supervision is recommended. Goggles and Gloves are not required.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

#MAMdesigner and Giveaway

Each year MAM carefully tracks trends in baby fashion and brings the designs to MAM parents to hear your feedback. Have you ever thought about what pacifier designs you'd love to create if you worked at MAM? Now's your chance to be creative and play #MAMDesigner! Post a comment with an idea for two matching pacifier designs that include button design and shield color! Make sure the pacifier designs 'go' together in one pack thematically or by design. Explain your inspiration and why your design idea is a great addition to the MAM line with #MAMDesigner and #Contest.
The 5 comments with the most 'likes', 'loves' and 'wow' reactions will win $150 of MAM prizes!
Want to win $30 of MAM products from me? All you need to do is visit MAM's Facebook page and let me now your favorite design. 

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Monday, October 22, 2018

ActiveCup Review and Giveaway

Being a Mom to a newborn, and homeschooling my older boys, along with the everyday household duties, I feel like I run on caffeine. As soon as my eyes open of the morning I turn my coffee pot on. Ofcourse by the time I get the kids up and ready or the day my coffee is already cold. I end up needing to warm it in the microwave at least three or four times a morning. So, I'm always looking for the best cups to keep my drink warm.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Hen In A Hurry

Chef prepared meal subscriptions made with clean, sustainably sourced, responsibly raised ingredients from our trusted farmers and purveyors.

No Waste. No Prep. No Preservatives. Just heat and enjoy!

Hen in a Hurry was hatched in the small kitchen of the popular Greensboro, North Carolina eatery, Iron Hen Cafe. Spurred by a flock of requests from loyal patrons this idea came to fruition, delivering sustainable, ethically-sourced, prepared meals to you - at work or home.

We favor organic and locally grown, but make exceptions in order to highlight other farmers and producers, who use time-honored methods and deliver very good products.

Our Mission is to connect the food we the farm it came the people we love.

We pride ourselves in being responsible both, locally and globally, and proudly bring these offerings to you from our 10,000 square foot commissary kitchen located in Downtown Greensboro's Morehead Foundry.

All subscriptions are no commitment - pause or cancel any time. All orders placed by 12 Noon EST on Thursday will be shipped the following Monday afternoon. If ship date falls on a holiday then orders will be shipped the following day. 

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Entenmanns Little Bites and Hotel Transylvania 3

“The coupons for product redemption, information, and gift card have been provided by Entenmann’s® Little Bites® so that I could try the product and share my thoughts and information about Entenmann’s® Little Bites®. The

  • In partnership with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Entenmann’s® is launching a frightfully fun offer to celebrate the DVD release of Hotel Transylvania 3.
  • From September 1, 2018, through October 30, 2018, with the purchase of any three five-count Entenmann’s® Little Bites® or three eight-count Entenmann’s® donut products, you will have the opportunity to receive a free HT3 draw-string bag.
  • Entenmann’s® Little Bites® are pre-portioned pouches of delicious baked snacks made with real ingredients like blueberries, strawberries and bananas
  • Entenmann’s® makes a variety of delicious, cake style donuts such as Rich Chocolate Frosted, Crumb and Powdered
  • For more information about the promotion and to access fun – and free! - Hotel Transylvania 3 activities, please visit

Entenmanns has been a part of my household for several years now. Whether it be packing lunches for on the go, or just a quick snack at home, my boys always prefer the deliciousness of Little Bites muffins and Momma prefers the ease of grabbing a pack and being done. Is your family big fans of Entenmann's? If so make sure to enter my giveaway for the opportunity to win a $25 virtual Visa gift card, 2 coupons for $5.00 off the purchase of Entenmann's Little Bites and 1 coupon for $7.00 off the purchase of Entenmann's Donuts. Giveaway will be posted no later than Thursday,October 11,2018.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Old Time Candy Halloween Giveaway

Hosted by Reviewz & Newz

Nothing says Trick or Treat like an all decades box from Old Time Candy.   They have your fave candy from the  1950's to the 1990's.  I think my absolute favorite is the Chunky!  And, who can forget candy cigarettes?  No matter what kind of candy you like, you can find it in this box,

Old Time Candy can provide many messages on the boxes, as well as a huge selection of candy.

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This giveaway is for 3 days only, so the winner can get the Trick or Treat Box delivered in time for Halloween.  Old Time Candy will ship the box to the winner.

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Step2 Hot Wheels Extreme Thrill Coaster Giveaway

Welcome to the Step2 Hot Wheels Extreme Thrill Coaster Giveaway!

Do you have a little Hot Wheels fan? They’re going to love this awesome Hot Wheels Extreme Thrill Coaster from Step2! Miranda at Thrifty Nifty Mommy is sharing all about her family's experience with this coaster today. Click HERE to read all about it!

Product Details

Bring all of the excitement of an amusement park right to your own backyard with the Hot Wheels™ Extreme Roller Coaster by Step2! Little thrill seekers can push the coaster car up the non-slip step ramp to the platform peak all by themselves to further enhance their gross motor skills! This study, extra-long kid’s roller coaster will be an instant neighborhood hit! Made in USA of US and imported parts from China.
  • Includes 5 extra feet (1.52 meters) of track for a total of 14 (4.26 meters) of easy-step track with a 30 inch (76.2 cm) high platform
  • The Hot Wheels™ coaster car, decals and styling will excite children of all ages and encourage them to get outside and play!
  • Easy-entry coaster car allows for balanced mounting and riding down the roller coaster’s real track hill
  • Hot Wheels™ coaster car includes hand-grips, footrests and a high seat back
  • Children will learn how to cooperate with one another as they take turns riding down the Hot Wheels™ Extreme Roller Coaster
  • Durable poly construction will last for years to come
  • Maximum coaster weight: 75 lbs. (34 kg)
  • Adult assembly required
We’ve partnered with Step2 to give one lucky reader a Hot Wheels Extreme Thrill Coaster for their little race car fan, a $329 Value! Open to the continental US only. Ends 8/27/18 at 11:59 PM EST. Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below. Good Luck!

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Monday, August 6, 2018

A&W Root Beer Floats with Family Fun Night

Family Game night is always a treat in our household. We stay pretty busy so we love finding time to spend together. We don't always have the luxury of going out, so we like planning nights in. We usually just get out some board games, make some snacks and enjoy ourselves. Today we let the boys choose the games. Logan chose a Shopkins board game, and Ashton decided on Candy Land. Since they chose the games Momma chose the treats. Today is National Root Beer Float Day, what better treat than our own Root Beer Floats? I didn't do anything fancy. Hey, I'm 9 months pregnant and not a lot of energy. HaHa, but these where the best tasting root beer floats I've ever had. 

I did however use our adorable A&W cups to make everything cuter. The boys love vanilla ice cream and sprinkles. So we used the little cups of individual vanilla icecream with sprinkles already on top. They each got their own cup and got to scoop it on top of the creamy A&W Root Beer. Feeling like they made their own floats was a treat in itself for them. I don't normally allow them to make their own food or drinks because it causes a bigger mess than I want to clean, but these where so simple and brought the biggest grins to their faces. If this recipe isn;t your favorite then try a few different ones until you find one you like. Use some whipped cream and cherries, whipped cream with sprinkled chocolate (which sounds absolutely amazing) or flavored syrups. There are endless possibilities. 
A&W Root Beer has a long history of creating family memories.The unique,creamy taste is a simple treat that creates fun, care-free experiences or families and can help make any moment special. I remember weekends with my grandparents and they never ended before we had all had our root beer floats. It was my grandpas favorite treat and a time I'm trying to recreate with my own family. 
Visit the link below to get some inspiration for recipes and start your own traditions today with A&W Root Beer Floats. 

For Float "How-Tos" and recipe inspiration visit

“The product, information, and gift card have been provided by A&W so that I could try the product and share my thoughts and information about A&W Root Beer. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not reflect the opinions of A&W.”

Friday, July 27, 2018


DaffaDoot is all about family values, and we are on a mission to improve the lives of everyone we can reach. We are a Mother/Daughter team, and proudly donate our time and money to numerous organizations supporting pregnant moms-to-be, new parents, battered women, and school age children. We are insanely committed to providing the best customer service on the planet and delivering only the highest quality products available.

Happy Times! DaffaDoot Brings It!

My Readers Receive 20% off orders using Promo Code HWBLFYLE
Happy baby equals happy parents!!

1. Crib Wedge -
DaffaDoot Baby Reflux Wedge Pillow. For babies who frequently suffer from reflux or dramatically spit-up. It's a safe, natural baby reflux treatment which gently elevates the baby's head and torso to help alleviate discomfort due to frequent stomach acid or frequent spitting up.

We used only the best material, making it waterproof, hypo-allergenic, and anti-bacterial. Drooling, spit-up, and leaky diapers can all wreak havoc, but cleanup with a disinfectant wipe or warm rag is a breeze. It sports a non-skid bottom (holding the wedge firmly in place for safety and convenience), is free of harsh chemicals, and meets and exceeds all federal safety regulations.

2. Auto Seat Protector -
Deluxe Auto Seat Protector

Got grime? We have the solution.

We all know the importance of having children in carseats and boosters, but without some kind of protection under their seat or booster, all those dropped cookies and Cheerios can make a serious mess. Plus, car seats and boosters have a nasty habit of digging and denting your fine upholstery and leaving a permanent mark on your backseat.

What you need is some high end protection.

Our latest release, the Deluxe Auto Seat Protector is exactly what you need. Other mats or pads can't compete with our 14mm padding and heavy duty durability. Our neoprene non-slip backing grips like no other, and our Universal Fit with an extended "lock-down" bulb ensures that no matter what you drive, it's perfect for you and your kids.

It's Full-Size, Premium Construction, with No Compromises. We've used only the strongest material and threads, and reinforced in ALL the right places. Many protectors provide only a sliver of extra fabric and claim to protect your seat, but we refuse to compromise on quality. It's evident from the first moment you take our protector out of its box. You will enjoy the premium feel, the superior stitching, and the quality fabric.

Did we mention that it's anti-slip and color-fast? We even baked it in an oven to make sure it could take the heat. And it has spacious elastic storage pockets where you can keep things like diapers, pacifiers, bottles, sippy cups, toys, wipes...and yes, a bag of extra Cheerios. Bottom line, it's perfect for you and perfect for your little one.
3. Car mirror -
Baby Car Mirror - Crystal Clear Rear Facing Baby Mirror - Safety Certified & Crash Tested - Shatterproof Back Seat Baby Mirror - Gorgeous Gift Box

Your baby's smile is worth it! No doubt about it! That's why we insist on the highest quality, with just the right amount of curvature, shatterproof glass, and a solid stay-put mount... all so Baby gets a perfect reflection of herself in the mirror. She will have a blast babbling, giggling and jabbering at that "other baby in the mirror." And should she get lonely, she simply needs to look up and can see Mommy looking back at her! Oh yeah, because you can see her too!

Just like you, DaffaDoot is all about safety, and we understand how frightening it can be when you're driving and baby makes a funny choking sound, and you can't see around her rear facing car seat to see why! Boost your confidence with the safer baby car mirror specifically designed and tested for parents wanting a safe way to view Baby. It's the Best of the Best with its independent lab-crash-test, safety tested rating, and shatterproof crystal-clear reflection.

Installation is an absolute breeze! No tricky parts to snap together, no tools needed, & installs in seconds. (Requires an adjustable headrests for proper installation.) You can rest easy because here at DaffaDoot, we are totally committed to providing a robust, quality product, & if you have ANY problems with your DaffaDoot mirror, simply let us know and we promise to make it right. We truly want you to love our mirror as much as we do. It's that simple.

My Readers Receive 20% off orders using Promo Code HWBLFYLE

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Entenmann's Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Promotion & $25 Virtual Visa Giveaway

“The coupons for product redemption, information, and gift card have been provided by Entenmann’s® so that I could try the product and share my thoughts and information about Entenmann’s®. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not reflect the opinions of Entenmann’s®.” 

In collaboration with Sony Pictures Animation, Entenmann’s® is launching a frightfully fun promotion to celebrate the theatrical release of Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, in theaters July 13, 2018
·         From May 28, 2018 to August 3, 2018, fans will receive $5.00 off a movie ticket to see the film with the purchase of three five-count specially marked Entenmann’s® Little Bites® or eight-count specially marked Entenmann’s® Donuts.
·         Entenmann’s® Little Bites® are the perfect pre-portioned pouches of delicious baked snacks made with real ingredients like blueberries, strawberries, and banana
  • With most varieties at less than 200 calories per pouch, Little Bites® Muffins are a good source of calcium and vitamin D, and contain no high fructose corn syrup or trans fat, making them a snack kids will love and a choice parents can feel good about
·         Entenmann’s® makes a variety of delicious, cake style donuts such as fan favorites like Rich Frosted, Crumb and Powdered
·         For more information about the promotion and to access fun – and free! – Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation activities, and to redeem the promotional offer, please visit

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, in theaters July 13, 2018:
In Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, join our favorite monster family as they embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else's vacation at the hotel.   It’s smooth sailing for Drac’s Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to exotic excursions, and catching up on their moon tans. But the dream vacation takes a dangerous turn when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the human captain of the ship, Ericka, who holds a mysterious secret that threatens them all. Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky and written by Genndy Tartakovsky and Michael McCullers, the film is produced by Michelle Murdocca.

Entenmanns has been a part of my household for several years now. Whether it be packing lunches for on the go, or just a quick snack at home, my boys always prefer the deliciousness of Little Bites muffins and Momma prefers the ease of grabbing a pack and being done.

One lucky follower will have the opportunity to win a $25 virtual Visa gift card and three coupons each valid for $7.00 off the purchase of any Entenmanns product. All you need to do to be eligible to win is be active with our Facebook page by liking, sharing or commenting on posts. For an extra entry share our original Entenmanns post on Facebook or Twitter. A winner will be chosen in 24 hours.

                                                                           Little Bites

Friday, July 6, 2018

Organizational Products to Fit Your Homeschool Needs

The end of my first full year of homeschooling has officially came to an end. That doesn't mean the work stops there. Unfortunately I'm already getting things ready for next year. Since this was our first year, I feel like I've learned ways to make things easier on not only my kids, but myself as well. Organization is the key to my sanity. I ran around like a chicken with its head cut off for most of the year. Constantly searching for this or that, misplacing important papers and everything else.
Thankfully, when you find the right products, organizing isn't that hard. While looking for products to help keep our home school room organized I knew the main thing I needed was shelving. I don't have the time, no patience to try building my own shelves. Instead I found the perfect 4 shelf book case to hold a majority of our supplies all in one place.
The Bassinger 4 Shelf Bookcase from Ameriwood Furniture is made of laminated particleboard and MDF. Putting it together was a breeze. With the help of my husband it took maybe a half hour from start to finish. With a new baby on the way I admired the fact that the shelf came with a wall mounting kit to prevent tipping injuries.

I found  a plastic bin at my local Dollar Tree to keep smaller items like scissors, glue crayons etc in and put them on a shelf so the kids will know right where to look. I used a cute metal crate to keep things like Math manipulatives, clay, glitter etc. The top is used for the books we use daily. The binders and workbooks along with a cup for dry erase makers (the boys love playing on the dry erase boards but tend to leave the lids off the markers), they now know to always put the markers back in their place.

I also organized all of their "fun" books onto one shelf. Our night time reads, books about Dinosaurs, sharks, astrology and all of that fun stuff. The bottom will be used for Science experiments (once I gather all of those up). I try to keep things like that boxed up so that we don't lose any of the ingredients, but life happens. In all honesty, the main thing that helps me keep my composure when it comes to home schooling, is to keep organized. I feel less frazzled when I know exactly where everything is. Most days I'll give the boys a few minutes of what I call "busy work", which is just something simple to keep them occupied. While they are busy with that I go ahead and write lesson plans for the next day and get all the books and/or papers together so that we are all set the next morning.
Another option would be the Aaron Lane Book Case with Sliding Glass Doors. I had got his particular shelf with the intention of using it for all of the things I would need for schooling, but didn't want the kids to have easy access too. Once I set it up I realized it matched the upcoming babies crib set perfect. I figured keeping babies things neat and organized will also save me a lot of time and sanity. With a new baby expected to welcome our family in late August, right around the time we will start back school, I'm trying to find ways to make life easier on all of us. I'll show you guys a quick snap below. I haven't had time to get it stocked up and ready, but for now I figured I'll use it to keep some of babies necessities like sleepers, onesies, diapers and wipes.

Whether you're looking for storage and organizational products or just furniture to spruce up your house, be sure to check out everything that Ameriwood Furniture offers.

                                                            Ameriwood Furniture

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Storkcraft and Graco Giveaway

With a new baby scheduled to arrive later this month, today over at Thrifty Nifty Mommy, Janessa is sharing her review of the Graco Mackenzie 5-in-1 Upholstered Convertible Crib along with the Graco Premium Foam Mattress in a Box. If you're looking for an affordable crib and mattress solution for your new baby, this looks like a great choice!

Graco Mackenzie 5-in-1 Upholstered Convertible Crib Description

Showcasing rich upholstery for a luxurious look and feel, the Graco Mackenzie 5-in-1 Upholstered Convertible Crib will add style to any baby's room. This crib combines an arched headboard with a reversible upholstered panel, giving it a transitional design with a modern touch. The plush upholstered panel offers versatility with a wood option on the reverse side.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Lansinoh Prize Package Giveaway

Are you searching for a great breast pump that's also affordable? If so, then look no further than the Lansinoh SmartPump!

Lansinoh Smartpump Sale

Breast pumping goes high-tech with Lansinoh's Smartpump Double Electric Breast Pump. This double breast pump has two sizes of flanges to choose from to best fit your breasts. There are three customizable pumping styles as well as two-phase technology to help mom achieve let-down and then transition to expression mode that mimics baby's feeding style. The suction also has eight varying levels. In addition to these many features, the electric breast pump has Bluetooth technology to transmit and track information related to pumping, such as average duration. Every breastfeeding mom needs one f these pumps!

Check out this Lansinoh Smartpump review for all the details on this great double electric breast pump!

Friday, May 11, 2018

Panasonic Long Range Baby Monitor Giveaway

Are you in the market for a new video baby monitor? Today over at Thrifty Nifty Mommy, Janessa is sharing her full Panasonic Long-Range Baby Monitor review. Make sure you head over and read her full review to see if it's the right monitor for you!

I've teamed up with Janessa and a few other bloggers to bring you a giveaway today for your own Panasonic Long-Range Baby Monitor!

Details of the Panasonic Long-Range Baby Monitor

  • Long range. Experience secure, clear and uninterrupted, extra long range power with DECT technology for signal ranges longer and stronger than 2.4GHz frequency monitors.
  • Smart sensor alerts. Temperature, motion and sound-triggered alerts with customized sounds, including chime, LED monitor notifications, auto screen-on mode, and lullaby and white noise autoplay.
  • Long life battery. The KX-HNC3001W color monitor includes a built-in rechargeable battery for up to 13 hours of standby time, and up to 5 hours of active, continuous use.
  • Two-way talk. Enjoy clear sound with noise reduction to suppress background interference, plus microphones and speakers in camera and monitor for two-way audio communication with the child.
  • Complete monitoring system. Easily pan, tilt and zoom monochrome KX-HN3001W night vision camera, 3.5 in. color monitor KX-HN3001W with built-in long-life rechargeable battery, camera wall mount and AC adapter.
  • In the Box - Panasonic KX-HN3001W Color Monitor, Panasonic KX-HN3001W Night Vision Camera, Speaker Wall Mount, AC Adapter
If you'd like a chance to win this great monitor, enter using the Giveaway Tools entry form below.

Good luck!

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Magicube by Geomag Safari Park Set Giveaway

Do your children love playing with blocks? Today over at Thrifty Nifty Mommy, Janessa is sharing about a brand of magnetic building blocks that are new to the US - Magicube by Geomag, from the Geomagworld brand! They are fun, colorful blocks that are enjoyable to a broad range of ages!

I've teamed up with Janessa today to offer our readers a chance to win this fun building block set - the Magicube by Geoworld Safari Park Set!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Roarin' Dinosaur Party and $50 Oriental Trading Gift Card Giveawy

Birthdays are my absolute favorite. I love all of the planning, prepping and decorating it takes to pull off the ultimate bash. This year for my son, Logans 11th birthday, we decided on a small celebration at his grandma's house. He is currently obsessed with dinosaurs, so thats the theme we ran with.

Cupcake cakes are amazing! Not only do they look super cute, but they are so much easier to deal with. No cutting up individual pieces, kids can just run up and crab a cupcake. Not only are they simpler but also much cheaper. We only paid $30 for 24 cupcakes. I found this idea online and got a local baker to make them. We did white and red velvet. They where delicious and a huge hit. I wasn't sure how many guests to expect so I got some a Dino cupcake kit from Oriental Trading and made a few extra.

One of my favorite pieces of decor is this treat stand which also came from Oriental Trading. I filled the cones with Bugles and made a place card that said Dino-Claws. The kids where amazed by these. We also had a place for the "Drinking-Hole" which included soda, juice and water. 

Goody bags are always a hit with the kids, so we had a separate table just for the goodies. I let the kids just go over and grab what they wanted. Everything I used came from Oriental Trading. I got dinosaur cellophane bags filled with dino filled plastic eggs, small plastic dino cups, dinosaur lollipops and small containers of slime. We also had the dinosaur grabbers and masks. 

It was a beautiful day outside and we wanted a couple games for the kids to keep busy. I got Pin The Tail on The Dino (Oriental Trading) which gave the kids alot of laughs. We also found this cute idea on Pinterest. It was pretty simple. Just draw a dino head on a big poster board and wrap up a cone party hat as the dino's horn, and get a few glow stick bracelets from the Dollar Tree. Let the kids take turns throwing the rings around the horn. We also made our own photo frame. 

The Dinosaur inflatables where beautiful. All of the kids, and adults enjoyed taking pictures with them. I do believe they where the staple piece, decoration wise.

As you may have noticed from all of my birthday party posts, I do get the majority of our decorations and supplies from Oriental Trading. Not only are the prices unbelievable, but I also love that I can buy things in bulk. Make sure to browse some of our past parties like the Minecraft and Lego  parties, plus many more. Then check out the giveaway below and enter to win a $50 Gift Card to Oriental Trading.

$50 Oriental Trading Gift Card Giveaway

Mott's Clear Applesauce Pouches and #clearpassion Sweepstakes

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