Check out the National Geographic Look and Learn Book Series PLUS Enter to win a Look and Learn Prize Pack (Valued at $42) ends 8/5

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My daughter has always loved book, and I love to provide her with book that help her learn and grow. So I was excited to learn about the National Geographic Kids Look and Learn series. This is an awesome series of books that help to bring fun, lively content to the preschool set with board books that cover a range of topics in an engaging, interactive way. I received an amazing collection of these awesome Look and Learn series books:

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This collecting included the following:

Colors!

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Counts!

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Baby Animals

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Match!

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Same and Different 

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and All About Me

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When these books arrived my daughter could not wait to get them out of the box and begin reading them, looking at them and learning from them.  I was very impressed with the amazing graphics and details that were included in these books. I have experienced other little kids books and these far exceeded my expectation.  Check out the inside of a few of them:

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The above photo/pages is from the color book.  As you can see they used fun, interesting photos for the kids to look at and search for colors.  On this page they are asking for your little one to find everything orange.

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In the above photos/pages you see a BEAUTIFUL and COLORFUL Coral reef, this helps kids look for and identify sea creatures. This made my daughter and I want to head to our local tide pool and see what fun sea creatures we could find in real life.

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In the above photo/pages your child is asked to match the pattern of skin to the African animals on the page. Yet again I was impressed with the quality of the photos, the detail and the use of real photos. Overall this series has been amazing.  “Each book in the series focuses on a different concept or subject and is designed specifically to cultivate early concept learning with context reinforcement so learning sticks.  Whether it’s parts of the body, counting, baby animals, colors or exploring the world of same and different, each durable and sturdy board book is filled with bright, gorgeous photographs and is developed in conjunction with experts in the field of child development and growth.   Perfect for developmental skill building for ages one to four, these eye-catching books make early learning fun!” This series really did accomplish their goal.

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One LUCKY winner will receive a Look and Learn Prize Pack comprised of Colors!, Counts!, Baby Animals, Match!, Same and Different and All About Me Books(ARV: $42.00).

This giveaway is open to US residents 18 and over.

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Have a FUN Summer with Peeps – #PEEPSONALITY – Check out the AWESOME new Peeps Products and Peeps Minis!

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Growing up I have always loved Peeps, and looked forward to the holidays where you could find them in store.  As I have gotten older I have enjoyed the fact that you can almost get Peeps all the time!  To make it even better they have a fun and exciting #PEEPSONALITY to make your summer awesome!  I received an amazing good box of #PEEPSONALITY  items.

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This goodie box included some of the delicious new Peeps Minis in Sour Watermelon (my FAVORITE), Strawberry Cream (my daughters favorite), Chocolate (everyone LOVED this one), we also received the SIGNATURE PEEPS BEACH TOWEL  (currently on sale for $14.99 and is SUPER soft), PEEPS® Signature Tote (which is $19.99 and GREAT for the beach, taking snacks to the park, and a fun summer purse), an adorable Peeps® Pail, (which is great for little toys, markers and more my daughter has loved this, its only $3.99 and would be cute to pick up now for Easter), we also received a Signature Tumbler which is $9.99 on their website, great for the little ones (or to keep for yourself),  and you cant forget the DIE CUT FLEXIBLE PEEPS KEYCHAIN that are $4.99 and super cute.  Would be great on a backpack, purse or beach bag.


Overall their summer collection blew me away. They have some FUN and FESTIVE high quality items to bring Peeps into your every day life, or atleast your summer fun!  Overall I really enjoyed the Sour Watermelon Peeps Minis, they are YUMMY, have the texture of a typical Peep, small yet full of flavor.  My daughter LOVED the Strawberry Crème one.

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When you first open the resealable bags the smell is beyond amazing.  It took everything I had to not eat the entire bag once I smelled how YUMMY they smelled! They are a GREAT size to be able to have one or two and not feel bad. They are also great to take along with you.  We took them with us on our road trip two weekends ago, and it helped when we just wanted a little something sweet!  They are one of those “treats” that would be great to have on hand.  Plus with the fun colors, they would make a great addition to your next party.

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Our entire family LOVED the Chocolate Crème, this one is YUMMY and really has a GREAT Chocolate flavor.  I can’t wait to get another bag of these and try out some fun recipes.  I think they would be great for cupcakes, cakes and other sweet yummy treats.

Overall I am even more in love with Peeps as a brand. They have some amazing sweet treats to enjoy, and fun Peep themed products that you can have around all the time and remember the fun of Peeps and you #Peepsonality!

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ENTER TO WIN – NEO OmniPad A74 7inch Android Tablet

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Prize: 1 unit NEO OmniPad A74 7inch Android Tablet

or Paypal Cash US$70.00 (outside Philippines)

Event Dates: July 27 – August 27

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NEO OmniPad A74 7inch Android Tablet Specification:

  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • 7″ capacitive multi-touch screen
  • 512MB DDR3 RAM, 4GB storage
  • ATM7021 processor 1.2GHz dual core
  • PowerVR Series5 SGX graphics
  • 0.3MP rear and front camera
  • MicroUSB, MicroSD, mini HDMI, 3.55mm audio jack Port, Wi-Fi
  • 2200mAh / 3.7V Li-Polymer Battery


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Check out the Grazia® Silicone 24 Cup MINI Muffin Pan – Great for bakers!

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My daughter and I love to bake together and try out new recipes. One of our favorite things to make are cupcakes.  So when given an opportunity to check out and review the Grazia® Silicone 24 Cup MINI Muffin Pan I knew that I wanted to try it out!  When it arrived I was surprised at how nice, sturdy and well made it was.  I have tried other Silicone products in the base for backing and this is by far one of the best!

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The Grazia® Silicone 24 Cup MINI Muffin Pan is a non-stick food grade silicone muffin/cupcake baking pan that is extremely easy to clean, safe to use in the oven, microwave, dishwasher, or freezer.

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One thing that my daughter and I can’t wait to try in it is to use it for Christmas Candies.  Nothing ever seems to work to keep the mess down, and create yummy treats. But this being heat resistant for up to 450°F, yet can go in the fridge and freezer without a problem will be PERFECT!

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One thing that I was very impressed with is that it has FDA Approval!  In addition it meet the European standards as well.  This company really went above and beyond to make sure that they have a superior product that will be used and enjoyed!

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This product is Manufactured in Socially Compliant Facility. Overall I am very pleased with the pan. It was easy to clean, I love that I am able to put it in the dishwasher and it comes out looking great.  A great recipe that you can try in this pan is our Cherry Almond Brownie Bites Recipe, which that recipe can be found HERE.  Another amazing recipe and this pan would make the perfect size is the Cream Cheese Banana Nut Muffins, that recipe can be found HERE.

This pan is currently $14.89 on Amazon – Click HERE to purchase your Grazia Silicone Muffin Pan, Red, 24-Cup, it is also available in 12-Cup size for $14.88

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Ideas for Taking the Family Out Cheaper

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A day out with the family soon causes the expenses to mount up. Of course, they don’t have to an easily turn into an expensive task but there are a number of ways to reduce costs. No matter where you live there should be a host of low-cost activities that the entire family can enjoy. Combine this with the following simple money-saving methods and you can have a day out that won’t feel as if you’re being plunged into poverty.

 

Check out the free children’s tickets

Most of the major cities, especially the popular tourist destinations, will offer free or reduced entry fees for children. For instance, San Francisco’s amazing Aquarium of the Bay offers free entrance for children aged three and under. If you’re planning on visiting this type of attraction then make sure to book online: discounts are often available with this purchasing method. Also remember to check family rates when purchasing tickets. They can be significantly less expensive than individual tickets.

 

Free activities for the entire family

There are lots of fun activities that either require very little money or are completely free. During the warm months it’s always a great idea to head to the local beaches and parks for some fresh air and exercise. Both of these locations will also offer rental equipment for activities such as cycling, kayaking, canoeing and surfing. Remember to take a picnic to save on purchasing food from the restaurants and snack bars. Where there are tourists there are also high prices!

 

Exploring culture and history

One of the other ideas for a family day out is to visit the museums and activity centers around your city. Children love exploring and viewing historical relics and artifacts but museums aren’t just about history. A variety of different museums are available including transportation, art, film, music and science. Although some will charge an entrance fee there should be local venues that will be complete free with a voluntary donation facility.

 

Remember the free days

Throughout the month you can often find specific days where entrance will be free to popular attractions. Take the Museum of Science and Industry, which offers free admission on specific days during certain months. In some cases these days will be available only for state residents. It’s not just museums, though. There are plenty of attractions and venues offering free admission days either for the entire family or for just for the kids.

Remember to keep an eye out for special events throughout the year such as local festivals. Also remember to check online discount websites where you can obtain vouchers for money off many local attractions and activity centers.

How To Save Money When Booking A Christmas Venue

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There are actually many different things that we can highlight and we can say that there are so many ways in which you could save money when booking Christmas venues. This is mainly possible because there are various options that are nowadays available on the market. If you act smart and have a little patience while gaining the knowledge that you need, you will be able to save a lot of money while organizing a great event for Christmas. It does not matter what event you want to organize since with all you can save money from conferences to office parties. Here’s how:

Book Ahead

Some believe that they can book at the last minute and find wonderful deals since some Christmas venues will not be booked. We recommend that you click here to take a look at some Christmas venues in London. Do you actually believe that they will not be booked? The only venues that will not be booked for Christmas are those that are problematic and that you should not consider in the first place.

As time passes and we get closer to Christmas, the charges associated with booking a Christmas venue will grow. Make sure you remember that so you do not make mistakes and save a lot of money.

Negotiate What Is Offered By The Venue

You need to take all the time that is needed to see exactly what the Christmas venue offers. In most cases the packages that you gain access to include some services. Take a look at the different ones that you are offered. In the event that you are offered something that you do not actually need, talk with a representative of the venue. Ask to take that out and then see exactly how much money can be saved through this.

Also, consider those services that you can provide or that you can gain access to from other contractors. Sometimes juggling these and only receiving something from the Christmas venue can bring in great discounts.

Catering

This is usually quite tricky. There are some Christmas venues that also offer catering and that are really strict about that. Many do not allow you to bring in outside help. You have to take into account the fact that catering costs can be really high, especially when organizing a really large event. Even with parties catering costs can go up.

If possible, try to work with other caterers and avoid food that is offered by the local restaurants. That will allow you to save money, which is exactly what you want.

Compare

Nobody forces you to sign a contract and there is a pretty good possibility that you do not actually want to work with those Christmas venues that try to pressure you into agreeing to a deal. If you start your search way ahead of the date when the party is to be organized, you will be able to compare various deals and gain access to many potential discounts. By comparing different deals you could make the best decisions and save the most money.

ENTER TO WIN – Plexus Prize Pack Giveaway

 Welcome to the Plexus Prize Pack Giveaway

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Who wouldn’t love to drop a few pounds (or more)?

I know I would love to!

Courtney says – “Deciding to start Plexus back then was determined on whether or not I believed all the stories I was hearing. They were great yes but most things that sound too good to be true generally are right? WRONG. I started my Plexus Journey last September after the birth of my son. I was miserable and my fat had only gotten worse post delivery! I was negative and condescending to almost everyone and I just didn’t know how to get me back! I started the products Slim/Accelerator ProBio5 and BioCleanse and I was shocked at how great I felt and then like a dream I kept having to buy smaller and smaller clothes.
WOW never thought I would get to say that again…After all the numbers just kept going up after my daughter was born over seven years ago and I didn’t think there would ever be an end. Plexus changed all that for me and my family.  Now we have Boost and things are better than ever! 53 pounds down, better moods, better sleep, better ME! I Now use Slim/2 Boost in the morning, BioCleanse and ProBio at bedtime and lots of water! Don’t quit because 9 months ago I would have never imagined I would be where I am Today!!!”
Plexus offers all natural, healthy solution to help you lose weight!  With the effects of Slim and Accelerator+ taken together, you can lose more weight and faster than you ever thought possible!  Plus Plexus 96 is a great meal on the go with more than 20 vitamins and minerals.  All three products help curb cravings and decrease your appetite.

Please message me/email me with questions, comments, or concerns.  I am excited to help you start on your way to a healthier living!

Want to get a discount on the products?  Contact me for details.

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Enter for your chance to win this great Plexus Prize pack that includes: Plexus96 as well as a Plexus Slim 3 Day Decision Pack. Good luck!!

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Must be 18 years old or older US residents in order to win.

Dates will be 7/21/14-7/28/14 (at midnight)

Winners have 24 hours to claim their prize via email.

Daria  is responsible for shipment of the prize not the individual blogs helping promote this event.

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ENTER TO WIN – Your Choice of $50 Target, Amazon or Paypal Cash Gift Card

Welcome to Imperfect Women’s Sizzling $50 Gift Card Giveaway!

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July is the hottest part of summer and we hope you are all having some hot summer fun!

Whether you are celebrating summer with great food, fun vacations or a walk in the park, we can all use a little extra cash to help us celebrate it in style!

One lucky reader will be able to choose from a $50 Target, Amazon or Paypal Cash Gift Card .

We also would love for you to stop by our #BestThingsAboutSummer Giveaway and check it out and perhaps join in on the fun! There are 10 great prizes to win!

One lucky reader will be able to choose from a $50 Target, Amazon or Paypal Cash Gift Card .

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Check out the safeHands Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitizer Line for Children & Adults

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Always on the go, but trying to keep my hands and my little ones hands clean can be hard. You never know when you will come across another bathroom or sink to get your hands clean. I have tried many different hand sanitizers but have been afraid to use them on my four year old. So I was excited to learn about sadeHands and the Alcohol Free hand sanitizers that they have available. If you have never heard about safeHands, here is a little about them from their company website:

SafeHands® brand began as a dream of Founder & CEO, Dr. Jay Reubens (known as “Dr. J” and inventor of the first touch-free dispenser) when he set out to develop a safe and effective alternative to alcohol-based hand sanitizers. Dr. J’s goal was to ensure that his foam-based hand sanitizer not only killed over 99.99% of germs – but that it helped soothe, nourish and preserve the skin’s natural oils.

safehands 1I received a nice variety of the amazing safeHand sanitizers and SafeHand Squirts. The best part about the safe Squirts is that they come in fun colors, and scents. My daughter really loved the Pink Bubblegum safe Squirts.

Safehands 2The best part of the safe Squirts is that they are able to kill 99.9% of all germs, all while being alcohol free. The color is great and comes out just as the color in the bottle. In addition the smell is great.  It does smell, but once you rub it in the smell goes away so you dont have to worry about smelling like it long because the smell does go away.

Safehands 3With Back to School time almost here, it would great to order a few of these, to keep them in backpacks, cars, lunch boxes and more to offer your child the ability to kill germs and have clean hands to enjoy their lunch or snack. Overall I am very impressed with these hand sanitizers, I love that they do not leave your hands sticky. I would suggest that you order them online or find a local retailer that carries these.

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Disney Store Back to School Sale on Backpacks and Lunch Totes! HURRY!

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If your little one is wanting a Disney themed backpack and/or lunch box you might want to HURRY over to DisneyStore.com and check out the current sale.

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You can currently score Backpacks for $18.00 (regular price $22.95) and lunch totes for $12.00 (regular price $14.95). In addition to this you can score FREE shipping on orders over $75.00 with the coupon code SHIPMAGIC. Plus, don’t forget to shop through Ebates to earn 3% Cash Back.