Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Showered with All Things Baby Giveaway... 29 winners!!

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Welcome to the Showered with All Things Baby Giveaway Event!

 

My best blogging frient, Brittanie from Bargains with Brittanie will soon be welcoming her second baby boy into the world and she wants to celebrate with you! She is teaming up with a group of bloggers to offer a spectacular giveaway that features products perfect for the new mom, dad, and baby. With $2,064 worth of prizes and 29 winners this is a giveaway you won't want to miss!

Having a baby can be both exciting & expensive, so I'm excited to be a part of this fun giveaway to help some of you moms & soon-to-be moms! 

For this giveaway we have some amazing prizes and want to give a huge thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors who made this giveaway possible.

Our sponsors include:

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In addition to this great giveaway, you can check out the Ultimate Baby Shower Gift Guide which contains reviews of the products featured in this event. 

Enter the Giveaway!

Giveaway ends August 5th at 11:59pm. It is open to United States Residents only. Winners will be chosen via random.org. All Entries Will Be Verified. Winners will be contacted via email and will have 24 hours to claim prize or a new winner will be chosen. Enter using the widget below. Good Luck!
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Disclosure: I did not receive compensation for participating in this event. This giveaway is sponsored by the companies mentioned above. This blog is not responsible for prize fulfillment or shipment.


Monday, July 7, 2014

Make a Difference Mondays - Service Oriented Link Up

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a great 4th of July! 

I don't know if you've noticed or not, but I haven't been around as much lately.  We've been busy with some Summer fun & we're also buying and moving into a new house... YAY!  I'll keep posting the Make a Difference Mondays Link Up and other posts occasionally, but I'll officially be back in business in August.  Meanwhile, be sure to check out the inspirational posts that have been linked up to the link up below! 

Thanks for understanding!  xo

Make A Difference Mondays is a weekly linkup designed to encourage and inspire us to live each day on purpose—making a meaningful difference in someone’s life in even the smallest of ways. There will be five women regularly co-hosting this link-up that will appear on all five of our blogs and we also have three wonderful co-hosts who will fill in as guest hosts on the occasional day that a regular co-host is not able to post. Read on to learn more about our vision, mission, and how to link up!

Mission
Our mission is to provide a consistent gathering place for like-minded women to build online connections, share inspiration, and provide mutual encouragement and accountability as we seek to live intentionally and make a difference in the lives of those around us.

Vision
Every Monday we will invite bloggers to link-up any blog posts that encourage women to live life on purpose. This could include testimonies or goals from your own life, small acts of kindness or service, creative tips or ideas for showing consideration to others — the possibilities are endless. Our objective is to use our God-given time and resources to His glory!


Also, just a heads-up: the Make A Difference Mondays team has created two fun new ways to keep us all connected! Now we have our own facebook community group to stay in touch beyond the blog posts AND we also have a new #MADMlinkup group Pinterest board and we will be pinning our favorite posts from the linkup that inspire and encourage us to make a difference. We are so grateful for you and would love for all of you to join us for fellowship in the above linked community group and you can follow the Pinterest board right here to watch for your posts.

Be sure to grab the sparkly image above for your posts and/or include a link back here within your posts. Any on-topic posts are welcomed, no matter how old and no matter how many! And before you leave, you'll want to subscribe by email if you'd like to keep up with this weekly Make A Difference Mondays project and much more!


Monday, June 30, 2014

Make a Difference Mondays Link Up

Hi, friends!  Today is Monday... and that means it's time for another Make a Difference Mondays Link Up! 

Make A Difference Mondays is a weekly linkup designed to encourage and inspire us to live each day on purpose—making a meaningful difference in someone’s life in even the smallest of ways. There will be five women regularly co-hosting this link-up that will appear on all five of our blogs and we also have three wonderful co-hosts who will fill in as guest hosts on the occasional day that a regular co-host is not able to post. Read on to learn more about our vision, mission, and how to link up!

Mission
Our mission is to provide a consistent gathering place for like-minded women to build online connections, share inspiration, and provide mutual encouragement and accountability as we seek to live intentionally and make a difference in the lives of those around us.

Vision
Every Monday we will invite bloggers to link-up any blog posts that encourage women to live life on purpose. This could include testimonies or goals from your own life, small acts of kindness or service, creative tips or ideas for showing consideration to others — the possibilities are endless. Our objective is to use our God-given time and resources to His glory!


Also, just a heads-up: the Make A Difference Mondays team has created two fun new ways to keep us all connected! Now we have our own facebook community group to stay in touch beyond the blog posts AND we also have a new #MADMlinkup group Pinterest board and we will be pinning our favorite posts from the linkup that inspire and encourage us to make a difference. We are so grateful for you and would love for all of you to join us for fellowship in the above linked community group and you can follow the Pinterest board right here to watch for your posts.

Be sure to grab the sparkly image above for your posts and/or include a link back here within your posts. Any on-topic posts are welcomed, no matter how old and no matter how many! And before you leave, you'll want to subscribe by email if you'd like to keep up with this weekly Make A Difference Mondays project and much more!


Monday, June 23, 2014

Make a Difference Mondays - Small Things Make a Big Impact

Happy Monday, friends!  I hope you all had a great weekend!  It was my birthday yesterday, so we made a weekend of it!  It was pretty low key... AKA perfect!

I know I've talked about it before, but I want to talk about how the small things can make the biggest difference when it comes to serving others.  I've had several people make small, but meaningful comments to me this past week about many different things, but each one meant the world to me.  If you're looking to make someone's day, all you need to do is compliment them sincerely & with a kind smile.  I promise you they will appreciate it!!

Give it a try... it might be fun!  

Now, onto the link up!

Make A Difference Mondays is a weekly linkup designed to encourage and inspire us to live each day on purpose—making a meaningful difference in someone’s life in even the smallest of ways. There will be five women regularly co-hosting this link-up that will appear on all five of our blogs and we also have three wonderful co-hosts who will fill in as guest hosts on the occasional day that a regular co-host is not able to post. Read on to learn more about our vision, mission, and how to link up!

Mission
Our mission is to provide a consistent gathering place for like-minded women to build online connections, share inspiration, and provide mutual encouragement and accountability as we seek to live intentionally and make a difference in the lives of those around us.

Vision
Every Monday we will invite bloggers to link-up any blog posts that encourage women to live life on purpose. This could include testimonies or goals from your own life, small acts of kindness or service, creative tips or ideas for showing consideration to others — the possibilities are endless. Our objective is to use our God-given time and resources to His glory!


Also, just a heads-up: the Make A Difference Mondays team has created two fun new ways to keep us all connected! Now we have our own facebook community group to stay in touch beyond the blog posts AND we also have a new #MADMlinkup group Pinterest board and we will be pinning our favorite posts from the linkup that inspire and encourage us to make a difference. We are so grateful for you and would love for all of you to join us for fellowship in the above linked community group and you can follow the Pinterest board right here to watch for your posts.
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Be sure to grab the sparkly image above for your posts and/or include a link back here within your posts. Any on-topic posts are welcomed, no matter how old and no matter how many! And before you leave, you'll want to subscribe by email if you'd like to keep up with this weekly Make A Difference Mondays project and much more!


Sunday, June 22, 2014

Summer Fun Craft Activity for Kids!


My Summer Service Ideas post was such a hit, I thought I'd let you know about another awesome idea to keep your kids happy & busy this Summer!  

This year Michaels has partnered with 7 of North America’s best museums to create a museum road trip.  Each day, kids will experience culture through crafts with projects inspired by world-class museum exhibits.  Each week is a particular museum & in my area, they hold classes Monday, Wednesday & Fridays.  Each day of the week features a different craft from that museum!  I love that they are combining arts & crafts with learning! 


Paige and I went this past week & it was so fun!  Last week's museum was The Field Musem & we made a dinosaur skeleton.


No joke, Paige has been carrying around this dinosaur skeleton she made in the class for days.  She puts it in her blue Michaels bag that we got at the class, takes it everywhere & wants to show everyone we see! 

Paige is extra excited about week 4's Perot Museum of Nature and Science where she can make a robot craft... I'm not going to lie, I'm pretty excited about that week, too!  

In case you're interested, here's a little bit more information about these fun classes:

· Passport to Imagination is Michaels’ annual in-store summer crafting program for kids ages 5 and up.

· From June 16 to Aug. 1, Michaels stores nationwide will host Passport to Imagination classes every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Each 2-hour session is just $2.

· Participants can register for classes online here or at their local Michaels store. · The first 50 participants who attend Passport to Imagination at each Michaels location will receive a free portfolio to store and display their work.

· For more information on these classes, click here.


I highly recommend these classes!

It was a lot of fun for Paige & I enjoyed it, too (in our particular store they said Parents didn't have to be in the classroom, just in the store, but I felt like I should help Paige since there were things like cutting & she has trouble with fine motor things).  It's a great option when you need a break from the sun & the heat, and a fun activity for your kids & you if you'd like to join in on the fun!

I'd love to know... what kinds of things do you & your kids like to do in the Summer?  Tell me in the comments below!  

xo

*I was provided with compensation for this post, but all opinions are 100% my own! 

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Fabuloose Dreams Personalized Book Giveaway

Hi Friends!!  If you're anything like me, you're addicted to kids books.  Seriously, I can't have enough of them -- which is funny because I haven't read a book for myself all of the way through in well over a year.  There's just something special about kids books.  They are fun, they are educational, they help kids so much!

I've always liked the idea of personalized kids books, but just never got around to it.  I recently found out about a CUTE new children's customizable book site, so I snatched up a book for Paige.

I knew when I saw a pirate themed book that Paige would love it & I had to get it!


I loved how much of the book I was able to personalize & how helpful their customer service was about picking the perfect picture for our book.

 
Paige has been so excited to have a book about her (who wouldn't?!) and loves to read it.  She also loves that some of her friends are mentioned in the book, too!  When she first got it in the mail, she jumped up and down and ran to her dad to ask him to read it to her... so sweet!  She also payed extra close attention to it as he read it to her.  It was fun to watch. 


Find out more about Fabuloos Dreams here.

They are continuing to add more books, so keep checking back on their site!

And because Fabuloos Dreams Books are so fun, I want to offer a giveaway for you! 

Fabulooos Dreams is offering one of you a free personalized book!

Enter below!


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Giveaway is open to US Residents 18 years and older.  All entries will be verified. 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Draw My Doll App Review & Giveaway

I don't know about you, but I adore kid's drawings when they are young and just learning to draw.  That's the stage my 4 year old is at now.  She's just grasping the concept of drawing & it's so fun to watch!

That's why when I was contacted by the creator of the Draw My Doll app, I was so excited!


Draw My Doll is a super fun free app for any age!  Basically you pick your template and you draw a picture of a doll.  Once you draw your doll, you have the option of purchasing a handmade doll that looks just like the drawing!


You can have your child draw their own doll, or you can draw a doll for your child yourself (it's fun, I promise!).

I was a little nervous about how Paige would do with her Dyspraxia and Sensory Processing Disorder (lack of muscle control) on this app, but she did really well!  She enjoyed every second of it, too!


The second that the doll was delivered, Paige ran down and got her doll high chair so her new doll could eat next to her.  She was so excited to have a doll that SHE created!



Her doll is adorable, soft & good quality!  I love everything about this app and the doll they made for us!  It's been such a fun experience!  It might just even be my new favorite app... and the most addicting app!


I love that Jethro (the creator of this app) created the Draw My Doll App because his wife sewed a doll that their daughter had designed on paper.  His daughter loved it, so he wanted to offer this experience to everyone. 

Read even more about the app here.
Download the app for free here.



And because Jethro is sooo cool! We're offering a giveaway! 



This giveaway is a little bit unique, so here's how to enter: Download the FREE iPad app here. If you decide to purchase a doll, come back & leave a comment on this post with your order number AND your email address. Jethro will then pick one winner from every 10 comments/entries between now and July 7th! He will email the winners and refund them their money! Only those who post their purchase order number will be entered.  This giveaway is open to US Residents only.  You must be 18 years or older to enter.  Trust Me, I'm a Mom is not responsible for prize fulfillment. 

So, enter below! I hope you enjoy this app as much as I do!  

Happy drawing!!  :)  
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