Saturday, December 31, 2016

Hatchimals Were The Hot Gift This Year~ Enter To Win One!





 
My blogger friend, Shopping Kim, is giving away a Hatchimals set to one lucky winner!
Hatchimals were the "hottest new toy" this past holiday season and are still hard to come by. Just as the name implies, Hatchimals start out in an egg and must hatch their way out. The hatching process takes up to 40 minutes of shaking and petting for the animal to peck its ways out of its shell.

It's always fun to see what the hot toy of the season will be and it appears that Hatchimals were the winner for 2016! In case you missed the opportunity to purchase one, you now have the opportunity to win one.

Enter to win this Hatchimals set now!




US residents only. Giveaway ends 1/31/16. Winner be contacted via email on or after 2/1/17 for their mailing address. A new winner may be chosen if the winner fails to reply within 72 hours of being notified. All In An Iowa Mom's Day is not responsible for prize delivery. Once a winner is drawn and confirmed, the name will be announced on the GiveawayTools widget.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Moving Forward In 2017- It's Easier Than You Think

Many people are complaining that 2016 has been the worst year of their lives. I can tell you that I have had some trials throughout 2016, yet it's been a great year. I truly believe that a lot of of how one feels about a closing year is all in the mindset. The fact that I woke up each day to begin a new day, means 2016 was a good year.

I've observed a lot through social media the past week and it's clear that many families of today simply do not know where or how to find "fun" in their lives. There is no magic pill for fun. Only you can bring happiness to your family and it's really not that hard. Here are some ideas on what you can do to usher in a new found feeling of happiness in your household.

COOK AS A FAMILY

I am serious. Cook together as a family. Your kids will thank you at some point down the road.



Once they are on their own and they don't know how to cook a pot of spaghetti, you've got issues. Don't assume that someone else has shown your kids how to cook. Most likely, your kids will travel through the local Drive-Thru for meals on end. Eating out is expensive and it's also costly from a health perspective, as well.

BREAK OUT THE BOARD GAMES

Good old Monopoly works every time! What family doesn't like the memories that Boardwalk has to offer? When families play together, they do stay together.



This forces everyone in your household to talk to each other and make fun memories. I remember playing the card game ROOK as a child. My great aunts, grandmothers and other relatives would all jump in and play with my siblings and I. Those are some very fond memories. Simple, yet fun!

INVEST IN A HAMSTER

We have been married almost 30 years and have a dog in the house from the start. At some point, our boys insisted we invest in a hamster. Well, let me tell you this. The many hamsters we had through the years provided hours of fun, which included wondering where the hamster escaped to; as well as what new toys the hamster would like. They are easy to care for and they do teach your kids about the responsibilities that it takes to own a pet. Fast forward to Christmas 2016, our hamsters brought many smiles and laughter as our boys remembered those days.

As you can see, it's not about the almighty dollar that you invest. It's about the time and things that you can teach your kids. Make 2017 a good year. In the grand scheme of things, it's your family that matters. It's not the politics, it's not about how much money you have, as it's all about the time that you can give each other. After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?






Thursday, December 29, 2016

Kids' Space Bundle from Brentwood Home Giveaway



Welcome to the Brentwood Home Kids' Space Bundle Giveaway!

Sponsored by: Brentwood Home
Hosted by: Southern Mom Loves

I’ve got a bundle for you that’s sure to turn naptime into their favorite time. Holly from Southern Mom Loves teamed up with the folks at Brentwood Home for this awesome giveaway, featuring comfy bedroom essentials for your little ones. Not only are they adorable with fun colors and playful patterns, they’re made with healthy, natural materials that are safe for you and your home. Read on to win!



This bundle from Brentwood Home contains two of their most popular kids’ products – the Venice Lounger and the Lilypad pillow. The Lounger has a plush, hugging sensation, so your child feels cradled and secure no matter where they’re hanging out. It’s the perfect place for their “me” time, where they can read, snooze, create, and relax freely. Made with nontoxic polyurethane and gel memory foam, it’s perfectly cozy and kid-safe. For the health-conscious parent who wants the most natural night’s sleep for their child, the Lilypad pillow is the perfect resting place for sleepy heads. It’s filled with a mixture of silky smooth kapok, plus the texture of bouncy, all-natural latex. The Lilypad’s cover is detailed with a delicate plaid pattern for a playful touch. Plus, it’s made using 100% organic cotton, so you and your child can both sleep safe and sound.

Read Holly's review here, then enter to win it for yourself!

One winner will receive a Kids' Space Bundle from Brentwood Home consisting of a Venice Lounger and a LilyPad Pillow! (ARV $190)

Giveaway begins on 12/30/16 at 1:00 am CST and ends on 1/20/17 at 11:59 pm CST. Must be 18 years or older, open to residents of the US only. Once confirmed, the winners will be added to the Southern Mom Loves Winner's List.



Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per IP address. All entries will be verified. Void where prohibited by law. Winner will be contacted by email; Please add southernmomloves@gmail.com to your whitelist. Brentwood Home will be responsible for prize delivery to the winner. This giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, endorsed by, or associated with Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest, or any other social media platform.

Contact Holly at southernmomloves@gmail.com if you have any additional questions or comments, or would like Southern Mom Loves to organize your next giveaway.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Blogger Opp: Love Your Pets Giveaway

Blogger Opp ~ The Love Your Pet Giveaway! #Free & #Paid Options Available (Sign Ups Close 12/30)

Deliciously Savvy is hosting a giveaway for all the pet lovers out there! There will be 2 winners in this giveaway (One 1st place winner and one 2nd place winner ~ TRV of $80). More prizes may be added before giveaway begins. This giveaway is great for both cat and dog lovers! There are Free & Paid Options Available so sign up to promote today!

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Hot Smartphone Accessories That Everyone Wants To Own

Disclosure: As part of U.S. Cellular's Blogger Brigade Program, I did receive compensation for this post. The opinions here are mine and nobody else's. I have been a U.S. Cellular customer for 20+ years. In fact, I have never been with another cell phone company.

OK~ Mobile accessories are changing how we live our lives. We worry about keeping our families safe online, which is easier to do with things such as the parent/child agreement offered through U.S. Cellular. Life seems faster paced than ever before, yet in all reality; it can be simple when we embrace the technology that is all right at our fingertips.

I happen to travel a lot and I find myself using my Samsung Galaxy S7 to entertain myself and keep me connected.



In fact, a recent U.S. Cellular survey indicated that 94 percent of smart phone users use their devices for entertainment. So, you can see- I am not alone! Another interesting fact is that 49 percent of users utilized smart home technology or connected home devices. When you know how to use these accessories, life can be simpler.

The holidays are here and I would encourage you to swing into your local U.S. Cellular store and check out all of the accessories that are available. There is something for everyone. From wireless accessories to cases and chargers and accessories that can even fly, you will find something you would enjoy. These new accessories have created entertainment and organizational hubs.

In case you need a little insight into the new accessories for the season, here you go.

Parrot Mini-Drone Rolling Spider



This drone flies smooth in all directions and is easy to pilot touch controls through the FreeFlight 3 app on an iPhone 7. I saw one of these in action in a soybean field this fall and it was really amazing to watch.

UE Roll 2 Bluetooth Speaker



This bluetooth speaker can withstand water for up to 30 minutes and pumps out a crisp sound with deep bass in every direction. Youngsters can plug into their favorite games and tunes with a Despicable Me Minion Bluetooth Speaker or Frozen Cool Tunes Headphone.

If home security is a concern, how about a Nest Cam?



A Nest Cam provides home security, while a Nest Learning Thermostat programs itself and automatically saves energy when you are away. It can also be controlled with any smartphone or tablet.

If you have that hard to buy for person on your list this holiday season, I can guarantee you that they would love any of these awesome accessories offered by U.S. Cellular. Life can be simple and fun, let's make it that way! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?




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Friday, December 2, 2016

Home Chef Feast Giveaway

The Home Chef Feast Giveaway w/ 10 Winners! $600 TRV! @HomeChef

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

#SPONSORED: Holiday Hacks For a Stress Free Holiday

Disclosure: As part of the Better Moments Blogger Brigade Program, I did receive compensation for this post. The opinions here are mine and nobody else's. I have been a U.S. Cellular customer for 20+ years. In fact, I have never been with another cell phone company.

OK~ The holiday season is upon us and it's time to be smarter on how we use our smart phones. Families need to familiarize themselves with U.S. Cellular's Parent/Child Agreement. Remember that the conversation begins offline before the online conversations happen with your children.



If you are going to be one of the record number of travelers over the upcoming holiday season, you will want to make note of the holiday hacks we have put together for you. It's no secret that more families are traveling with a smart phone in tow. Smart phone users are more apt to use mobile devices than ever before. According to a recent survey, 76 percent of people used their phone while traveling in 2015, up from 68 percent the previous year. With a little bit of awareness, you can put your smart phone to work for you.

TAKE A SCREENSHOT OF DIRECTIONS

This is a useful tip for travel at anytime. Another important tip, once you have saved the directions, you can turn off your phone's navigation and location services while traveling through populated areas in order to conserve the battery.

CAPTURE A PHOTO OF WHERE YOUR CAR IS PARKED

This is seriously one of my all time favorite hacks. How many times have you visited your local shopping mall and came out to that lost look on your face? Snap a photo of your parked car and a landmark nearby, this will save you time and embarrassment. Trust me, as I speak from experience on this. My Samsung Galaxy S7 has saved me from being the lost lady in the parking lot.

CHARGE YOUR PHONE ON AIRPLANE MODE

As our schedules get busier, we tend to go longer between charges. Using airplane mode helps your device regain battery strength by eliminating apps and/or services that are running in the background.

USE LOCATION BASED REMINDERS

It's easy to forget a stop when juggling multiple errands. To make party planning more efficient, set location-based reminders either through the Reminders feature on iOS or Google Keep on Android. Set a notification to sound when you're near a specific destination. This way you won't forget to swing by your local bakery to pick up your dessert for your party. Let's face it, it's not fun to remember that you forgot to pick up a dessert after the baker has closed for the day.

Utilize your smart phone this holiday season. These simple holiday hacks can make your life less stressful this holiday season. Embrace the sounds and sights of the season. Make your holiday a stress free season! After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?



Friday, November 18, 2016

Brentwood Home Sleep Wellness Bundle Giveaway

Welcome to the Brentwood Home 
Sleep Wellness Bundle Giveaway!! 

Hosted By
Amy & Aron's Real Life Reviews



Sponsored By: 
Brentwood Home

Check them out on  
FacebookTwitter, Instagram, & Pinterest

~1 Winner~
Open to US
11/19 to 12/03
~Prize~ 
Sleep Wellness Bundle ARV $230

Check out Amy & Aron's Real Life Reviews review of the Brentwood Home Sleep Wellness Bundle Here.

Just in time for the holidays. Someone will win, why not you? A gift for someone else or yourself!

Don't want to wait for the giveaway to end? 
Get your Sleep Wellness Bundle Here.

A special shout out to our Co-Hosts
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Thank you to all of the bloggers promoting this giveaway. All of our giveaways are so much fun when we do it all together.

Now for the fun stuff. This giveaway is open to US. There are daily bonus entries so please check back tomorrow. Share it with your family and friends, they'll want to enter to win too!!


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Sunday, November 13, 2016

North Pole Kids Club Giveaway

Welcome to the North Pole Kids Club Giveaway!! 

Hosted By
Amy & Aron's Real Life Reviews




Sponsored By: 
North Pole Kids Club
Check them out on  
Facebook and Youtube

~1 Winner~
Open to US
11/13 to 11/27
~Prize~ 
Winners Choice of Pink or Green Elf Kit 

Check out Amy & Aron's Real Life Reviews review of the Official Junior Elf Kit HERE

Don't want to wait for the giveaway to end? 
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Use code BLOG20, to save 20% off your order through Dec 5th. Also Free Shipping until November 15th!!

Thank you to all of the bloggers promoting this giveaway. All of our giveaways are so much fun when we do it all together.

Now for the fun stuff. This giveaway is open to US. There are daily bonus entries so please check back tomorrow. Share it with your family and friends, they'll want to enter to win too!!


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2016 Epic Holiday Gift Guide Spectacular: The Mountain T-Shirts Giveaway

The Mountain T-shirts Giveaway

Welcome to the 2016 Epic Holiday Gift Guide Spectacular The Mountain T-shirts Giveaway!

This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!

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Saturday, November 12, 2016

iClever BoostSound Bluetooth Speaker Giveaway (2 Winners)

The iClever BoostSound Bluetooth Speaker Giveaway (2 Winners $200 TRV!)

iclever222Deliciously Savvy Is Hosting a Giveaway In Which 2 Lucky Winners Will Win an iClever BoostSound Bluetooth Speaker! TRV $200! Enter Today & Good Luck!

The timing of this giveaway is great. Who wouldn't love this for a Christmas gift? Be sure to enter to win, as someone will win, why not you?

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2 Lucky Winners Will Receive a $100 iClever BoostSound Bluetooth Speaker!

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Entrants must be 18 years old to enter and giveaway is open to US residents only.
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This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated or associated with Facebook,
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Monday, November 7, 2016

Blogger Opp: The iClever BoostSound Bluetooth Speaker Giveaway

Blogger Opp: The iClever BoostSound Bluetooth Speaker Giveaway (2 Winners $200 TRV!) #Free & #Paid Options Available (Sign Ups Close 11/10)

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2 Lucky Winners Will Receive a $100 iClever BoostSound Bluetooth Speaker!

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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Local Matters To Me And It Should Matter To You

OK~ I've been pondering this post for a while and here it goes. It's no secret that local does matter to me and I find myself asking myself if it matters to others. I really try to support my local community in several ways. It can be shopping in a store to partaking in a community event. I struggle with how social media changes our perceptions of what local is.



It's not uncommon for me to see people sharing things through social media. The things that people share the most are of happenings that are not in their local community. I am just as guilty as this as other people. Why do we find it so hard to share the awesomeness of our own local communities? Is it because we think our backyards have nothing to offer someone else? It could be all of the above.

Did you know that local school districts receive funding determined by how many students are enrolled? When the numbers of kids begins to dwindle, there goes some money. I know that money will not solve every education problem that is out there, but I can tell you that there is a trickle down effect.

When our local school districts start losing money, that means our communities are losing people. Home to me is in North Iowa and I'm sadly not seeing people moving into our community, as I'm seeing more people moving out than in.

I travel a lot and often times when I post a photo of my road when I am home, someone usually chimes in with, "This is so cool. Did you find a cool spot to pull your car over?" Umm no, that's the road I live on and call home.



We need to remember that our own backyards offer something that someone else would love to call theirs. Are you sharing the awesome of your home community through social media? If not, I challenge you to do so. I'd love to see North Iowa grow.

I appreciate the fact that I can buy my groceries from a local retailer and I can purchase clothing for my next travel adventure in my hometown. If we don't step up and support our local retailers, these store fronts may no longer exist. Brick and mortar stores are moving online and I'm not sure that I like that. I do like being able to walk into a store and speak with a shop owner.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on how you support your local community. Do you find yourself spending money in your home community or do you spend more of it elsewhere? After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?

Saturday, October 15, 2016

$100 Amex Gift Card Givewaway

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Welcome to the $100 American Express Gift Card Giveaway Event!
If you are like me, now is the time to start thinking about holiday shopping. How's this for kicking the season off. Someone will win, why not you?



This great group of bloggers wanted to get together, to bring one amazing prize, to one lucky winner!
Good Luck!


The Giveaway

One lucky winner will receive a $100 American Express Gift Card.
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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Blogger Opp: Halloween Scentsy Superstition Giveaway

We are thrilled to be bringing our readers an amazing giveaway as part of our Halloween Harvest Gift Guide event - the Scentsy Superstition Giveaway beginning 10/17/2016.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

#SPONSORED: Smartphone Tips For Keeping Your Family Safe Over Halloween

Disclosure: As part of the Better Moments Blogger Brigade Program, I did receive compensation for this post. The opinions here are mine and nobody else's. I have been a U.S. Cellular customer for 15+ years. In fact, I have never been with another cell phone company

OK~ Halloween is closing in on us. Does it feel like we just had this holiday? We've put some tips together for you to keep your family safe this season. First and most importantly, introduce your family to U.S. Cellular's parent/child agreement. This is where the offline conversations happen with your kids. Talk about what you expect and let them know the rules when it comes to using their smartphones. Halloween should be no different than any other day of the year. Safety is always first.

My Samsung Galaxy S7 is my go to device anytime of the year. I can take fantastic photos and I have access to several apps that will keep myself and my family safe. At home or traveling, there's an app for everything. Here are some tips to make this Halloween your best ever!

UTILIZE YOUR CAMERA

Your smartphone offers an opportunity to take great photos to share with friends and family. Before your kiddos head out the door, take a photo of them without their costume/mask on and then take a photo of them all decked out for your community's Halloween events. This way, should a problem arise, you have current photos of them stored on your smartphone.

TRACK TRICK OR TREATERS



    There seems to be an app for everything. Did you know that there's an app for parents wanting to keep track of kids head out out the door called "Find My Friends"? This app comes pre-installed on iPhones and is available for download on Android smartphones through Google Play. This app can be set to show the location of devices so a child's whereabout can be identified at all times. I personally think this is a great app, but there are times when I long for the simpler times of trick or treating. When I went trick or treating, we went to aunts, uncles and grandparent's homes. The 1970's were a much simpler time. But, with technology, today can be safer and smarter than a few years ago.

     NAVIGATING IN THE DARK 

    Today's trick or treaters do not need to haul around a flashlight. Did you know that today's smartphones have built in flashlights? Many popular superhero costumes are popular, but unfortunately they do not come with superhero vision. Voila~ Smartphones to the rescue!

     BOOST YOUR BATTERIES

    Halloween night is not the time for your child's smartphone to quit working. Popular apps can often be the culprit when it comes to a battery draining quickly. Be prepared. The simplest way to tackle this situation is to have a Mophie Juice Pack on board. There are no cables needed, as your smartphone case is where the charging takes place. I'm all about simple and that's my #1 tip. Who has time to mess around with chargers and cords while out trick or treating with kids? Safety rules and the simpler the better.

    Make 2016, your best Halloween ever. Smartphones do make things easier when used correctly. Remember to start the conversations about safety offline and then carry the conversations online when it comes to being safe. After All, It's All In a Mom's Day, Right?



     









Monday, October 10, 2016

Blogger Opp: The Family Game Night Giveaway

Blogger Opp ~ The Family Game Night Giveaway from Winning Moves Games! #Free & #Paid Options Available (Sign Ups Close 10/13)

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Deliciously Savvy is Hosting a Family Night Giveaway for 1 Lucky Winner! Winner Will Get To Choose Any 2 Games From The New 2016 Games Lineup @ Winning Moves Games! Now As Always, I Need Your Help Promoting As I Can Never Do It Without Each And Every One Of You. There Are #Free & #Paid Options Available So Sign Up To Promote Today!

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THE DETAILS:

1 Lucky Winner Will Receive:

2 Games from the New 2016 Games Lineup at Winning Moves Games! Winners Choice! Check Them Out HERE. My Personal favorite... the Scrabble To Go! My Family Loves It!

Now Deliciously Savvy Needs Your Help Promoting Because As Always, I Can Never Do It Without Each and Every One Of You!

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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Blogger Opp: $100 AMEX Gift Card Giveaway Event Sign Ups



Hey bloggers! Here is a fun new blogger giveaway event opportunity (Hosted by Lil' Blog and More)

This will be a big event, that will help gather a lot of exposure and followers - So be sure to join in! There are a lot of different options available. 
 
Prize for the event: A $100 American Express Gift Card


Actual Giveaway Dates:  10/16/2016 - 11/10/2016.


This is a great way to gain a lot more followers on your social media channels! There are completely FREE options, sharing options (for additional entries on the form.) and paid options, available! 

Last day to sign up for this event: October 12, 2016. 

You can sign up for this event HERE