Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Exergen Smart Glow TemporalScanner Reivew Plus Giveaway!

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I received a sample for this review/feature. Opinions expressed are my own.

The Exergen Smart Glow TemporalScanner™, is an absolute MUST HAVE in every homeI had the pleasure of trying the newest Temporal Artery Thermometer from Exergen and was incredibly impressed!  I wanted to know where this beautiful product was when my children were small, it sure would've come in handy!

The temporal scanner is non-invasive and so easy to use!  I am all about things that make life easier and this thermometer definitely qualifies! My little friend Sydney (isn't she cute) came for a visit the other day.  It was the perfect opportunity to try out my new thermometer.  All I had to do was hold in the button and lightly swipe across her forehead.  It was just that easy!  I loved it because there was no discomfort for Sydney and therefore no discomfort for me.  I even let Sydney hold it to get comfortable with it.  It makes beeping  noises and has a light up display which caught her attention and yes she tried chewing on it.  I think that's the baby way of saying "I approve".   This thermometer is very sturdy, there were no scratches on it even after it received Sydney's "seal" of approval.

Once I was done I simply released the button and the temperature was immediately illuminated and displayed and for easy reading.

Product Features: 
  • A softly illuminated display for easy reading in any light – perfect for checking the temperature of a sleeping infant in a darkened room
  • Beeping sound indicating scanning can be turned off or on to avoid waking a sleeping child
  • Automatically retains the last eight temperature readings for instant recall to check on fever progression
  • Ability to switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius modes
This is something that every parent, grandparent or child care provider should have. You don't even need probe covers just simply wipe clean after each use.  It really doesn't get any easier than that!

Connect: You can connect with Exergen on Facebook or @Exergen on Twitter!  
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Saturday, November 22, 2014 Finds You the Best Coupons For All Your Online Shopping Needs

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If you are anything like me you do a fair amount of online shopping throughout the year. At Christmas time I do a majority of my shopping right from my computer in the comfort of my own yoga pants. Anytime I purchase anything I always Google away and try and find the right coupon codes. It is tedious and time-consuming and I am almost certain I miss good coupons all the time. is the free web browser extension that does all the searching for you! This is like the thing I never knew I needed till I got it!

Check it out in this clip so you can really see what it does. makes the coupon hunting as easy as a few clicks. They search the web daily for all the best coupon codes for over 100,000 brands and they are even working to automate the process of applying the best code to your cart and around 250 websites are supported for this automation so far.

You can browse the latest coupon codes for the websites you visit at any time without having to leave the website. That means no more opening up several tabs to find coupon codes. Even better is on supported websites you can use their “Find Best Coupon” feature which will appear in a small window during checkout to automatically find and apply the best code for your specific items. That means it tries out all the available coupon codes to see which one will save you the most money.

Right now the extension is exclusively on Google Chrome but the versions for Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari are currently in development and should be available within the next week. You can Download CouponMate and if you have any problems you can check out their instructions. I personally had no problems downloading it and I only find myself mildly good at technology and I will admit I usually have my husband do any downloading on my computer. Now it is like my own personal game to see how good a deal I can get!

Check out their extensive list of stores they currently support. It is everything from Amazon and Best Buy all the way through Walmart. This extension is a busy mom's dream come true. No more searching for coupon codes because CouponMate literally does it all for you. We all shop on the internet and we all want to get the best deals possible!

Connect: You can connect with CouponMate on their website, Facebook and/or @CouponMate on Twitter.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Feed the Woozle & More From Peaceable Kingdom Make Great Holiday Gifts

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 I received a sample for this review/feature. Opinions expressed are my own.

Our weekly tradition of family board game night continues in our house. Things can get pretty competitive which is why I like to change it up and play cooperative games from Peaceable Kingdom so that we are also playing games as a team. Cooperative games mean that you all root for each other because you are trying to beat a common goal. It is super cute to see my girls cheering each other on!

In Feed the Woozle this monster is hungry and it is your job to feed him. You have to feed him 12 silly snacks before they hit the floor. Check out their video of the game in action.

You roll the die and place that number of silly snacks on your spoon. In Level 1 (ages 3-4), walk over and feed the Woozle his snacks! In Level 2 (ages 4-5), spin the spinner and then move toward the Woozle doing the movement the spinner directs. In Level 3 (ages 5-6), do the directed move blindfolded and rely on your team to tell you where to go. If the snacks fall on the floor you can't feed them to the Woozle. Feed him 12 snacks and you all win! 

It is silly and fun and once you add in the higher levels it is much harder than it looks. I like that this is a game my 3 year old can join in on since so many games are above her skill level. This game has won a lot of awards and I am not all surprised. They include 2012 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold, 2013 2012 Parents' Choice Silver Award, ASTRA 2012 Best Toys for Kids and 2012 PAL Award Winner.

Peaceable Kingdom also offers up a lot of fun stocking stuffer ideas too. My oldest is a huge fan of their Jean Tats. You just cut out the design you want, peel off the backing and use the included popsicle stick to rub it on. They last all day long and don't randomly just fall off. No worries it always washes right off in the washing machine though.

Big Sis loves doing it all by herself. She is very into "fashion and style." This according to her that is. This is just one of the many ways she can express herself and all in good fun.

The colors are bright and bold and no worries moms of boys as they make plenty of other fun styles like creepy bugs and dinosaurs too.

They offer tons of other stocking stuffers like 3D stickers, color me! stickers, foil art kits, sticker books, temporary tatoos and more. These fun little gifts are ones that my little ones always go crazy for. They offer tons of other cooperative board games as well and we have several of them and like them all. Start up a family game night of your own or give a board game as a gift and inspire another family to start up the tradition. It is a great way to have fun as a family.

Connect: You can connect with Peaceable Kingdom on Facebook and @Peaceable_K on Twitter.

Holiday Gift Ideas that Give Back from World Vision Gift Catalog + Giveaway

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Black Friday is only a week away and I'm happy to say I will not be joining in the craziness of going out to stores at 3am to fight off others for things I want, but probably don't need. Our family has accumulated a lot of stuff and while I know I will purchase some material items for the holidays, I plan to do most of my gifting as experiences as well as "in honor of" gifts that help others. The World Vision Gift Catalog is the perfect source to find beautiful handcrafted gifts that give back and offers gifting options that go straight to the people that need it most.

World Vision Gifts has a wonderful selection of handcrafted gifts. When you donate to Where Most Needed, you can choose any of the items for free like beautiful necklaces and bracelets, scarfs, and tote bags, and your donation will go to where it's going to make the most impact. I went with the Balinese Multi-Strand Necklace and it's absolutely stunning. Receiving one of these gorgeous gifts in kind for making a donation is truly something special to gift to someone and serves as a lovely reminder of those that have been helped.

In addition to their handcrafted gifts, there are many other ways to gift through World Vision. Something that may seem odd to us, like a goat or chicken, could make a world of difference to a person in need. Gifts like medicines, clean water, and small business loans can all be sent in varying amounts and all of these donations can be made in the name of a loved one. 

Instead of giving the usual gift cards or home items that are somewhat impersonal, surprise your loved ones and friends with beautiful gifts that help others in need from the World Vision Gift Catalog. They have over 250 items, ranging in price from $10 - $39,000, and are all available online and in the print catalog. Your gift will help women, children, and families in the US and around the world. A gift through World Vision has the ability to make an impact on others and change lives, so this year, let's make a difference together.

Connect: You can connect with World Vision Gifts Catalog on their website, Facebook, YouTube, and @WorldVisionUSA on Twitter.

Giveaway! How would you like to win your own Balinese Multi-Strand Necklace? I have one to give away to one lucky contestant! To enter the giveaway please follow all of the directions below! If you don't follow the rules, you can't win!