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Tuesday Giveaway Link Up

<a href=" http://totsandme.blogspot.com/search/label/Tuesday%20Giveaway%20Linky "><img alt="Tots and Me" src="http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt58/kewkewphoto/TuesdayGiveawayLinkup2.jpg" border="0" alt="num2"></a> Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @Tots and Me and Emily @ Emily Reviews

So glad you could join us as we share our giveaways on  Tuesday's Giveaway Link Ups. 
Our co-hosts this week are Ashley from Forgetful MommaandMellissa from Something Like Life.

This link up will be posted Monday at 7 PM est. and run all week long! Make sure you stop in as often as you can to list your latest giveaways.
Here is how to use the Giveaway Link Up

1. Post your reviews and/or giveaways, as many as you have, be sure to add the end date (family friendly please)

2. Help spread the word about the giveaway link up by grabbing our button, Tweeting or posting on Facebook. (Not mandatory- but it he…

Tuesday Giveaway Link Up

<a href=" http://totsandme.blogspot.com/search/label/Tuesday%20Giveaway%20Linky "><img alt="Tots and Me" src="http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt58/kewkewphoto/TuesdayGiveawayLinkup2.jpg" border="0" alt="num2"></a> Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @Tots and Me and Emily @ Emily Reviews

So glad you could join us as we share our giveaways on  Tuesday's Giveaway Link Ups. 
Our co-hosts this week are Ashley from Forgetful MommaandMellissa from Something Like Life.

This link up will be posted Monday at 7 PM est. and run all week long! Make sure you stop in as often as you can to list your latest giveaways.
Here is how to use the Giveaway Link Up

1. Post your reviews and/or giveaways, as many as you have, be sure to add the end date (family friendly please)

2. Help spread the word about the giveaway link up by grabbing our button, Tweeting or posting on Facebook. (Not mandatory- but it he…

Help a Child Smile This Semester With CampusBookRentals.com

I took this semester off from college but I wanted to bring to my readers not only a great opportunity to save money on  their college text books but an opportunity to help give the child a gift of a smile. With next semester approaching quickly most likely you have already selected your classes, and we all know what is next......yes, it will be time to get those books. This semester consider trying something new.....renting your books! CampusBookRentals.com has so many perks to offer:
save 40-90% off of bookstore pricesfree shipping both wayscan highlight in the textbooksflexible renting periodswe donate to Operation Smile with each textbook rented       And that isn't all, you can find more on their website CampusBookRentals.com, what I want to do is take a second to focus on something they do that really brings me joy. Every time a book is rented they donate to a great cause called Operation Smile. If you have been around the blog a while you have heard me talk before abo…

Make Best Buy Your Holiday Store #bbyHoliday13

With Thanksgiving just days away and Black Friday soon to follow Christmas shopping is heavy on my mind. When I started to make my list of things I needed to purchase it became a bit overwhelming, then I got an ad from Best Buy and saw many of the things that I needed were available all in one place. From juicers to videos games, my fitness gear and more. Best Buy is the authority and destination for all your technology and appliance product gifting needs this holiday season. I love that the Blue Shirts and Geek Squad Agents are passionate, highly trained, knowledgeable and impartial so they can help ensure you get the perfect gifts for your family and friends…and yourself(of course) I love their Low Price Guarantee it lets me know that I am getting the most competitive price possible, so I can make my dollar go further. With the combination of bestbuy.com and their 1,400 stores offers the ultimate showroom to touch, test, try and buy the latest technology, and don't forget ab…

Tuesday GIveaway Link Up

<a href=" http://totsandme.blogspot.com/search/label/Tuesday%20Giveaway%20Linky "><img alt="Tots and Me" src="http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt58/kewkewphoto/TuesdayGiveawayLinkup2.jpg" border="0" alt="num2"></a> Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @Tots and Me and Emily @ Emily Reviews

So glad you could join us as we share our giveaways on  Tuesday's Giveaway Link Ups. 
Our co-hosts this week are Ashley from Forgetful MommaandMellissa from Something Like Life.

This link up will be posted Monday at 7 PM est. and run all week long! Make sure you stop in as often as you can to list your latest giveaways.
Here is how to use the Giveaway Link Up

1. Post your reviews and/or giveaways, as many as you have, be sure to add the end date (family friendly please)

2. Help spread the word about the giveaway link up by grabbing our button, Tweeting or posting on Facebook. (Not mandatory- but it he…

Qi Orthopedic Pillow

I don't know how many times I have talked about the pain I suffer in my back and neck. As you can imagine when I find a product that is said to be used to relieve pain I am always excited! Recently I was given the chance to review a product called the Qi Orthopedic Pillow. You may ask "How does QiPillow differ from ordinary pillows?" when researching I found many answers to this and thought I'd check them all out.
Support-"QiPillow is far more than an ordinary pillow. It provides scientifically tested orthopedic back support for people of all shapes and sizes." This seems very true :) You can inflate the pillow as big or small as you chose to. My husband, kids and I all have used this pillow and we have all enjoyed it. It is easy to inflate and deflate in just a couple of seconds and can go from person to person. Unless you are a germaphob lol."The QiPillow has been proven in a third party clinical study to help 91% of back pain sufferers relieve th…

Tuesday Giveaway Link Up

<a href=" http://totsandme.blogspot.com/search/label/Tuesday%20Giveaway%20Linky "><img alt="Tots and Me" src="http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt58/kewkewphoto/TuesdayGiveawayLinkup2.jpg" border="0" alt="num2"></a> Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @Tots and Me and Emily @ Emily Reviews

So glad you could join us as we share our giveaways on  Tuesday's Giveaway Link Ups. 
Our co-hosts this week are Ashley from Forgetful MommaandMellissa from Something Like Life.

This link up will be posted Monday at 7 PM est. and run all week long! Make sure you stop in as often as you can to list your latest giveaways.
Here is how to use the Giveaway Link Up

1. Post your reviews and/or giveaways, as many as you have, be sure to add the end date (family friendly please)

2. Help spread the word about the giveaway link up by grabbing our button, Tweeting or posting on Facebook. (Not mandatory- but it he…

Spanish / English Learning Program For Children

It seems as time goes on it is more and more important that children learn to speak a second language. These days you need it to raise your position in a company or even just understand a new friend you may meet. What a better time to learn then as a child, they actually say that it is easier to learn at a young age and can even improve brain development as a whole. Recently I got the chance to review a bilingual children's book and while this book is designed primarily as a English language course for children with Spanish as their mother language it was very easy for me to turn it into a learning experience for my children.
Now I will admit myself I don't speak Spanish so this was a learning experience for not only my children but myself. The colorful characters were enough to draw the attention of my children, while the easy to read text was great for me. It helped to teach phrases like "Where do you live?" as well has how to reply appropriately. With 39 fun pages …

Greener Cooking with Ozeri

As a wife an mother of three I obviously spend a lot if time cooking. Recently I received the chance to review a new pan from Ozeri.  The 10" Stainless Steel Earth Pan by Ozeri has a 100% PFOA-Free Non-Stick Coating called ETERNA that was developed in the USA. As a long term cast iron pan user this review for me would be very different.
       You maybe be wonder what is PFOA-Free and why is it important?? Ozeri is the world's only stainless steel frying pan to achieve non-stick perfection without using PFOA. PFOA is a harmful chemical used in all traditional cookware. Conventional pans achieve their non-stick performance with the aid of PFOA (PerFluoroOctanoic Acid), which the EPA has classified as a 'persistent pollutant of the environment'. According to the EPA, once ingested PFOA is capable of remaining in people for a very long time, and has been shown to cause developmental and other adverse effects in laboratory animals.(Am I making your tummy tur…

13 Year Old Launches Vision For and From Children

Did you know that an estimated 19 million children worldwide are visually impaired, and of those affected, 12 million have conditions that could easily be diagnosed and corrected?
Lillian Pravda, an inspirational young lady born with a cataract who received sight-saving surgeries at only 9-weeks-old, founded Vision For and From Children at the age of eight. The organization raises money to provide children without access to eye care, surgery and vision services. After years of building awareness, the organization has raised nearly $100K and helped more than 24,000 children.
The now 13-year-old, award-winning philanthropist is taking her mission global with the launch of the "One Million $1 Bills" campaign which will provide the gift of sight to children through vision-related surgery, outreach and services. Funds raised from the campaign will also help build state-of-the-art ophthalmology centers in regions in the U.S. and beyond that currently do not have proper ey…

Stuff Your Stocking With Shoulder Buddies

This time of year my brain always turns to Christmas. Recently I was given the chance to review  a product that was not only fun, but something I really felt encouraged a positive outlook for children. Shoulder Buddies are a new children's toy that well, is pretty much as it sounds. They are fun little friends that you can collect and take with you. With the help of their magic coin they sit on shoulder and from what I hear they can even share their "smarts" with you. Smarts?? Like all of us Shoulder Buddies were designed with a special characteristic. 
       We have really enjoyed our new Shoulder Buddy friend. The funny thing is my 11 year old has really taken to it, he has named him Bob as a replacement to his female name.lol I really think this toy gives kids so many things, not only is it fun and an attention getter, but sometimes I think it is something safe to talk to. 
       You can find out more about Shoulder Buddies on Facebook HERE or Twitter HERE . T…

Green Giant Raise a Giant

I've spoke a handful of times on here about the issues my family has had with bullies. Unfortunately one of the hardest things that kids have to deal with is bullying. Being bullied by a peer can turn school from a learning environment to nothing short of a daily torture chamber. That’s why Green Giant® is partnering with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center and We Day Minnesota to help parents Raise A Giant and put a stop to bullying in their community.
     Now you might be wondering what it meas to "Raise a Giant." We aren't talking about raising a child that is bigger and better then everyone else. What being a giant means standing up for others, lending a hand to those who are in trouble and speaking up for those who sometimes find it hard to speak up for themselves. Studies have shown that an effective way to stop bullying is for kids to simply speak up and say, “That’s not okay” when they see bullying happening. But asking kids to have the…

All Aboard The Polar Express West Texas & Lubbock

All Aboard! THE POLAR EXPRESS comes to life this holiday season as the West Texas & Lubbock Railroad rolls out of the station bound for the “North Pole!” Come early and climb aboard with your family to cozy-up and enjoy our festively-decorated vintage train cars. Dancing chefs deliver hot chocolate and a cookie to each guest to savor while music from the Polar Express movie plays en route to the North Pole. Make sure to have your tickets handy, because your conductor will be by shortly to punch each child’s ticket.

       Before arriving at the North Pole, the iconic book, The Polar Express is read as your Chef turns the pages to share the beautiful illustrations in the original book. With the station far away, THE POLAR EXPRESS magically arrives at the outskirts of Santa’s North Pole village, where Santa Claus himself and his elves joy…

Tuesday Giveaway Link Up

<a href=" http://totsandme.blogspot.com/search/label/Tuesday%20Giveaway%20Linky "><img alt="Tots and Me" src="http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt58/kewkewphoto/TuesdayGiveawayLinkup2.jpg" border="0" alt="num2"></a> Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @Tots and Me and Emily @ Emily Reviews

So glad you could join us as we share our giveaways on  Tuesday's Giveaway Link Ups. 
Our co-hosts this week are Ashley from Forgetful MommaandMellissa from Something Like Life.

This link up will be posted Monday at 7 PM est. and run all week long! Make sure you stop in as often as you can to list your latest giveaways.
Here is how to use the Giveaway Link Up

1. Post your reviews and/or giveaways, as many as you have, be sure to add the end date (family friendly please)

2. Help spread the word about the giveaway link up by grabbing our button, Tweeting or posting on Facebook. (Not mandatory- but it he…

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday Giveaway Link Up

<a href=" http://totsandme.blogspot.com/search/label/Tuesday%20Giveaway%20Linky "><img alt="Tots and Me" src="http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt58/kewkewphoto/TuesdayGiveawayLinkup2.jpg" border="0" alt="num2"></a> Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @Tots and Me and Emily @ Emily Reviews

So glad you could join us as we share our giveaways on  Tuesday's Giveaway Link Ups. 
Our co-hosts this week are Ashley from Forgetful MommaandMellissa from Something Like Life.

This link up will be posted Monday at 7 PM est. and run all week long! Make sure you stop in as often as you can to list your latest giveaways.
Here is how to use the Giveaway Link Up

1. Post your reviews and/or giveaways, as many as you have, be sure to add the end date (family friendly please)

2. Help spread the word about the giveaway link up by grabbing our button, Tweeting or posting on Facebook. (Not mandatory- but it he…

Manic Monday Trying to Get Back

What a crazy couple of weeks it has been, I'm sorry for letting so many down but I had a life moment and I really just needed a break. Thanks to my amazing sponsors who have been very patient with me :) today I will be getting my Holiday Guide completely up and going so that everyone can see the fun items that we have for the holiday season. Stick with me while I try to get back into the blogging world you won't regret it if you do.

Wordless Wednesday

Gorton's #WickedGoodSeafood Review and Giveaway

As a blogger there is nothing better then a fun review, especially when it involves food. Recently I was invited to join the Gorton's Blogger Crew to help get the word out about their products. Now I won't lie when my package came in the mail I was a little more then concerned about how this was going to go. Let me set the scene....It is 110 degrees outside and you come home to and check the mail.....in an envelope you get this:
     HAHA yeah that was my first thought to....welp guess I'm not doing this review! After a moment I got online to chat with some fellow bloggers that have joined with me on the crew and discovered this wasn't scary not at all! Infact Gorton's made this review awesome and fun! Here is what was inside my crew's pack:
     So loaded with coupons to try their products, so I am able to share with my fans. Recipe cards to help me with some new ideas, post cards, a key chain, and an adorable UBS drive(the little fisherman) I was more then…

Angry Birds Star Wars II Telepods Review and Giveaway *ended*

It is amazing to think that it is already time to start thinking about Christmas again. With 3 children it always amazes me the things that are out there these days to play with. Recently I was given a chance to review a new game from Hasbro called Angry Birds Star Wars II Telepods. Angry Birds have been a very popular item in our house since they flew onto the scene, and well we love Star Wars as well so my kids were more then ready to help review this game!
       Angry Birds Star Wars II Telepods was so fun, it brought to life the games that the children enjoy playing on the phone, and while we love playing on the phone, sometimes I think it is so important to actually interact with your children. You have different characters that you can launch to take out Darth Pig, and best of all you are able to build and design his evil fortress however you chose to!
       My 6 year old couldn't get it to stand up big and fancy like it the pictures but she really wanted me to show y…

Stealing Those Extra Moments #sharewhatsgood

“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Welch's. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.”
      With school time brings less family time. Between school, sports, and other after school activities it seems like every day get busier and busier. Sometimes it seems like I barely get to see my family. Recently when I was invited to participate in an event from Welch's it got me thinking....how do I steal those extra moments of time with my family?
     One thing we always make sure to do is eat dinner together as a family. I don't think anything is more important to me then to be able to sit down together and least once a day. It gives me the chance to find out how school was, my husband's day at work, and even what is on their mind. It never ceases to amaze me the things children will tell you if you only ask. What are some ways that you steal time with your family? How do you steal those little extra moments in your fami…

Tuesday Giveaway Link Up

<a href=" http://totsandme.blogspot.com/search/label/Tuesday%20Giveaway%20Linky "><img alt="Tots and Me" src="http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt58/kewkewphoto/TuesdayGiveawayLinkup2.jpg" border="0" alt="num2"></a> Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @Tots and Me and Emily @ Emily Reviews

So glad you could join us as we share our giveaways on  Tuesday's Giveaway Link Ups. 
Our co-hosts this week are Ashley from Forgetful MommaandMellissa from Something Like Life.

This link up will be posted Monday at 7 PM est. and run all week long! Make sure you stop in as often as you can to list your latest giveaways.
Here is how to use the Giveaway Link Up

1. Post your reviews and/or giveaways, as many as you have, be sure to add the end date (family friendly please)

2. Help spread the word about the giveaway link up by grabbing our button, Tweeting or posting on Facebook. (Not mandatory- but it he…