Florsheim Kids Shoes Review & Giveaway (Ends 4/27)

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If you have boys, then you probably know how boys often feel about getting dressed up. Boys don’t like to be uncomfortable, not even for the sake of fashion. I have found that the easiest way to get my boys to dress up is to keep them comfortable. This can get a little tricky when it comes to dress shoes, and that is the reason why Florsheim has been my go to dress shoe for boys. My son was so excited to pick out his new pair of Florsheim shoes for spring. Just after a minute or two browsing the site, he quickly pointed to a pair and said “I want those!” Just when I thought I couldn’t love Florsheim any more than I already do, they came out with the Meridan Jr.

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The Meridian is a closed toe sandal. Not exactly the dress shoe that you’re most likely to find on the Florsheim site, but they are adorable. I consider them to be the kids version of a business casual shoe. I really like that these are easy to put on. The velcro zips and pulley help him have both of his shoes on in less than a minute.

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The sturdy rubber sole has good grip that even does well in rain. I know this because it rains a lot in Oregon.

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My son was begging to wear the shoes from the moment he knew they had arrived. I’ve never seen this kid so excited about a new pair of shoes. He wears them every day.

Buy it: If you are in need of a well made dress shoe to complete your sons Easter outfit, take a look at Florsheim shoes. You can buy them online or at Nordstrom.

Win it: One of you will win a $60 Florsheim gift card. Please enter through the Rafflecopter below. It may take 30 seconds or more to load. If for some reason the Rafflecopter doesn’t load, go here to enter.

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Umi Children’s Shoes Review & Giveaway (Ends 4/20)

Umi Children’s Shoes Review

If you are looking for cute and comfortable shoes for your little one, you should check out Umi. Whether you have a baby, toddler or big kid, Umi has shoes to suit your little ones needs and style. From play shoes to dress shoes, Umi has a large selection to choose from.

I have been reviewing Umi shoes for a couple of years now and I can vouch for the quality and comfort of these shoes. These are the only brand of shoes I would dare not have the kids break in first before going on a long walk. They’re that comfy. They are also durable. My kids seem to bust through their other shoes with little to no effort, but whenever we have Umi shoes, they seem to last so much longer. My boy does eventually bust through them, but it takes him much longer and my daughter hasn’t been able to break them at all.

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This time around, I let my daughter choose a pair of shoes. She decided on the Quin B. These are an adorable, high top shoe. The colors are bright and perfect for spring. These do have tie up laces which means that I get to tie them for her, but it’s not a problem. Hopefully I can use this opportunity to teach her how to tie her shoes since she is nearly 5.

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These shoes have great tread on the bottom so she won’t slip and fall while she’s playing.

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As you can see, she is pretty happy about her new shoes. These are her favorites. She chooses them over all her other shoes when we go out. She has gotten so many compliments on these shoes whenever she wears them too.

Buy it: Umi offers free shipping and free returns on all orders (excludes AK, HI & clearance items). Head over here to shop.

Win it: One of you will win a $60 gift card to spend at Umi. Please enter through the Rafflecopter below. It may take 30 seconds or more to load.

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The Happy’s Review and Giveaway #TheHappys (Ends 4/13)

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New from the makers of ZhuZhu Pets, comes The Happy’s. The Happy’s are an amazingly adorable and remarkably real new line of interactive motorized plush pets. Just like real puppies and kittens, they love to spin, sit, pounce and play. From doing tricks for treats to chasing a ball, The Happy’s really play with you. Kids can even train The Happy’s to do more tricks with the interactive Happy Treats.

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For this review, I received Bentley the dog and a Chase & Play Ball. My daughter was especially excited to get to playing with these. The Happy’s Bentley is a bit larger than a ZhuZhu, but essentially works the same way. Install the batteries (not included), push the button on it’s back and you’re ready to play. The same button also serves as the off button. Our new pet came with a treat that makes him chase his tail. This treat would work with any of The Happy’s pets as the treats are all interchangeable. Below are some videos of Bentley in action.

Here is Bentley following me.

Here is the Bentley chasing his Chase & Play Ball.

This toy is a lot of fun and it sure to be a hit with the kids, boys and girls alike. My daughter is already a fan and has been asking for some of the others she sees pictured on the box. She’s planning on collecting them all.

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The Happy’s will be in stores this spring and will make a perfect addition to Easter baskets everywhere! You will be able to find them soon at retailers such as Toys R Us, Walmart, Target, Justice and Radio Shack.

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Get Away Today Travel Deals & Disney Gift Basket Giveaway ($50 Value) Ends 3/30

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If you’ve been planning or wanting to plan your next family vacation, be sure to check out Get Away Today. They offer great deals on vacation packages to your favorite destinations, including Disneyland. In fact, Get Away Today is the leader in Disneyland vacations.

Get Away Today offers the best deals on hotels including free night specials and exclusive offers like free breakfast, free parking, waived resort fees at select hotels and discount Disneyland tickets.

If you’re like me, you want to make sure that your vacation is paid for by the time you take it. I really don’t like racking up the charges as I go. I cringe at the thought of getting a credit card bill after the fact. I like to know what I am paying in advance and have it all taken care of as soon as possible.

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With Layaway Lock in, you can hold your vacation (Southern California only) for as low as $125 down. ($125 fee includes non-refundable $50 Layaway Plan fee). This allows you to make as many payments as you’d like prior to travel and because your vacation must be paid off two weeks before you go, you can rest a little easier knowing that all you have left to do is enjoy your trip.

Please note that the $125 down payment is for each room if multiple rooms are purchased. $50 fee only applies once if rooms are booked together.

Layaway Lock-in plans may be set up online at www.getawaytoday.com or over the phone at 855-GET-AWAY.

Buy it: If you’re thinking of taking a vacation, be sure to check out the deals that Get Away Today has to offer. And for those of you heading to southern California, be sure to use code SD4M14 at checkout to take $10 off your total (Southern CA only, 2 night, 2 attraction ticket minimum).

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Win it: One of you will win a Disney Gift Basket similar to the one pictured above (a $50 value). please note that bucket color and items in the basket may vary.

Please enter through the Rafflecopter below. It may take 30 seconds or more to load.

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Purex Crystals Mountain Breeze Review & Giveaway (Ends 3/2)

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Purex is at it again with their awesome new Purex Crystals Mountain Breeze scent. I already loved Purex Crystals before, but this new scent is really something special. Imagine being in the mountains with the flowers in bloom, birds singing, butterflies fluttering, bunnies hopping, and perhaps even a deer walks by. That’s the place where Purex Crystals Mountain Breeze takes me. Can you picture it yet?

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How about now? See what I mean? It’s awesome.

This natural softener not only softens your clothes, but it also helps to eliminate odors and leave your newly washed clothes smelling fresh for a very long time, even when they’re kept in the closet or in a drawer. I am always so excited when I fold my clothes now because they smell so good and that’s not normal for me. I really don’t normally like doing laundry.

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I am not a big fan of conventional liquid fabric softeners because you’re supposed to add them in mid-wash, but with Purex Crystals, you add them in at the start of the cycle so you don’t have to remember to take that one extra step. Because really, who has time for that?
Also, you are not supposed to add fabric softener to your loads of towels in normal circumstances because it reduces their absorbency, but Purex is breaking the rules of laundry with their Crystals. Go ahead and use it on your towels, because they will still be just as absorbent as before.

Buy it: You can get Purex Crystals Mountain Breeze at a store near you. Click here to find a location in your area.

Win it: Three of you will win a coupon good for one free bottle of Purex Crystals Mountain Breeze. Please enter through the Rafflecopter below. It may take 30 seconds or more to load.

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Del Taco New Turkey Taco & Giveaway #LetsTalkTurkey (Ends 2/23)

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Have you been to Del Taco lately? If not, you might want to head over and grab one of their tasty new Turkey Tacos. Del Taco’s Turkey Tacos feature lean, seasoned ground turkey that has 33 percent less fat than its seasoned beef yet offers the same craveable flavor.

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I was able to give them a try recently. Even though I am dieting I was able to have 2 of these for dinner because they have only 150 calories per taco! The flavor was really good. It tasted like, well, a taco. I would have never guessed it was made with turkey. Turkey Tacos are served in a crunchy corn or warm flour tortilla with freshly grated cheddar cheese, crisp lettuce and pico de gallo, made fresh daily at each Del Taco location. Mmmm. Yummy. Is it lunch time yet?

I love Del Taco’s prices too. I can feed my family of 5 for less than $25 when we go there. I can’t say that about most restaurants. The turkey taco’s are $1.29 each.

Buy it: Want to try a Turkey Taco? You can actually try one for free. Head over here for a coupon.

Win it: One of you will win a $20 Del Taco Giftcard. Please enter through the Rafflecopter below. It may take 30 seconds or more to load.

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Join Purex in Supporting Make-A-Wish & Giveaway (Ends 2/23)

 

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Purex has been one of my favorite companies for a few years, but they have recently gone up a few notches in my book when they announced that they are teaming up with the Make-A-Wish program.

In case you didn’t already know, Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions to bring them hope, strength and joy. The kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family.

Purex brand is helping out by paying $0.05 per bottle sold to Make-A-Wish for the first 4 million bottles of 750z+ liquid detergent sold from Feb. 1 – Feb. 28, 2014 and will increase the payment to $0.10 for every bottle above 4 million, with a minimum guarantee of $200,000 up to a maximum of $300,000.

But that’s not all. Purex brand will also pay $0.08 per bottle to Make-A-Wish for the first 620,000 bottles of Classic and Ultra Fabric Softener in Mountain Breeze and Sweet Lavender scent from Feb. 1 – Feb. 28, 2014 and will increase payment to $0.10 for every bottle above 620,000 with a $50,000 minimum and $100,000 maximum. Hmm. I think I suddenly need to go out and buy some Purex.

Buy it: Be sure to stock up on Purex Laundry Detergent through the month of February as every bottle helps in the effort to support this great cause. Click here to learn more about the program.

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Win it: Three of you will win one coupon good for a free bottle of Purex Mountain Breeze Detergent. Please enter through the Rafflecopter below. It may take 30 seconds or more to load.

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Sweet Sunday Sweeps Giveaway Linky 1/26

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Are you giving away a fabulous prize on your blog? Please list it on my giveaway linky so that my readers can enter. If you’re reading this via email or in a feed reader, you can click here to see all of the giveaways listed!


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