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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Disclosure: I received a free product as part of this review. All opinions stated are my own.

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Ross Dress for Less Contest: Show Off Your Shoes & Win Gift Cards

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If you love shoes and you love Ross Dress for Less, it is time to get yourself  over there and head directly to the shoe department. Through April 18, Ross is having a fun promotion where you can win awesome prizes.

How it works is simple:

  • Snap and upload your best Ross shoe selfie, then share with your friends and encourage them to vote for you.
  • At the end of the promotion, the top three shoe selfies with the most votes will receive the grand prize, second prize and third prize of a $500, $300 and $100 Ross Dress for Less gift card!
  • Additionally, each week we will select one winner at random to win a $50 Ross gift card.

Please note: Name brands or logos should not be showing in your photo.

I went over to my local store today to check out the selection of shoes that Ross has and I was pretty excited. There were a good two rows full of shoes in my size. Truth be told, I am more of a sporty style shoe wearer more than a dressy shoe wearer and considering I was wearing jeans in the store, I was trying on the sneakers.

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This pair was my favorite and they were super comfy.

Do you have a favorite pair of Ross shoes, or will you head over and buy a pair for this event? Remember, the winners get gift cards! But you only have until April 18 to enter. Click here to enter or vote.

Disclosure: I received a free product as part of this review. All opinions stated are my own.

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

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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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Disclosure: I received a free product as part of this review. All opinions stated are my own.

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Disney’s The Pirate Fairy Released on Blu-Ray/DVD & Deals

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If you are a fan of the Fairy Movies or even Peter Pan, then you will love The Pirate Fairy. Newly released on DVD and Blu-ray on April 1st, The Pirate Fairy is a fun adventure movie about Zarina (voice of Christina Hendricks), the very curious dust keeper fairy. Her curiosity ends up getting the better of her and gets her into deep trouble. She ends up having to leave Pixie Hollow, becomes the mischievous pirate fairy and joins forces with the scheming pirates of Skull Rock, who make her captain of their ship. But that’s just the beginning of the story…

Get a sneak peak at the movie below.

The movie features music by Natasha Bedingfield which adds an extra bit of happy to the film. Have a listen in this video:

My kids totally loved this movie. Even the boys liked it, which surprised me a little. All three of them watched it from start to finish more than once.

Here are some cool Pirate Fairy activities for the kids. They’re free! Just click the button right below and get ready to print.

Download Piratey Coloring & Puzzler Pages

If you would like to buy The Pirate Fairy, here are a few deals for you:

Amazon -
DVD $17.99,
Blu-ray/DVD/Digital $22.99
Amazon prices can change at any time.

Target - Blu-ray/DVD/Digital (Includes 32-Page Storybook And CD) $22.99

Walmart -
Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD + Bonus DVD (Walmart Exclusive) $26.96
Blu-ray, DVD + Digital HD $24.96
DVD $29.96

Toys R Us -
The Pirate Fairy DVD Gift Set $19.99
DVD $19.99
The Pirate Fairy Blu-Ray Combo Gift Set $29.99
The Pirate Fairy Blu-Ray Combo Pack (Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy) $29.99

Disclosure: I received a free product as part of this review. All opinions stated are my own.

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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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Buy it:
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.

Win it: One of you will win your very own The Happy’s Pet. Please enter through the Rafflecopter below. It may take 30 seconds or more to load.

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Beauty Box 5 March Review

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My March Beauty Box 5 package arrived last week and I wanted to share with you what was inside. The theme for the March box is “Spring Cleaning” for your skin. I love it. If you are not familiar with Beauty Box 5, they offer a monthly subscription service where you receive 5 new beauty products every month. Some of the items values, exceed the cost of the box, making it a great deal for beauty enthusiasts.

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Here is what was in the box:

Tree Hut Shea Body Butter, Retail $7.49 for 7 oz: This extra thick and paraben free lotion is most delightful. It’s a coconut lime scent, which totally makes me think of the soon coming summer months when I smell it.

Swissco Dual Sided Facial Pad, Retail $2 one size: Add your favorite cleanser to the pad and buff your face a few times a week for softer skin and smaller pores.

H2O plus Hand & Nail Cream, Retail $15 6 oz: This lightweight, non-greasy lotion restores your skin with silk proteins, Vitamin E and Marine Botanicals. This lotion has been great to have around as there have been quite a few germs passing through our house lately which means I have been washing my hands alot, which means my hands have been dry.

Jane’s Pick All Natural Soaps, Retail $8 5 oz: These lovely soaps are made from an all natural blend infused with herbs and flowers. They are handmade so each bar is unique. Can also be used instead of shaving cream when lathered up.

Bellapierre Cosmetics Makeup Base, Retail $18.99 0.29 oz: This would be the high ticket item that basically pays for the box and then some this month. This ivory base is great when you’re low on time and serves as a concealer, illuminator and eyeshadow primer.

Buy it: Interested in getting beauty products in the mail each month from Beauty Box 5? Plans start at $12 per month or get 3 months for $30. Shipping is free. Click here to get started.

Disclosure: I received free product as part of this review. All opinions stated are my own.

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iD Tech Camps: Over 40 Tech Courses for Kids 7-17

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I know you probably think of swimming, hiking and other outdoor activities when you think of summer camp options but what about Tech Camps?  At iD Tech Camps, the leader in summer technology education, students ages 7-17 build STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) skills, while gaining a competitive edge in a fun, summer camp environment.

What iD Tech Camps offer:

  • Over 40 tech courses where students learn to mod and build 3D games with Minecraft, design video games, program with Scratch, code in C++/Java, and more.
  • Held at Lewis & Clark, UW, Stanford, and more than 80 prestigious university locations nationwide.

Many courses are selling out and last year more than 3,000 people were left on the waitlist. For help selecting the right course, please contact a Program Advisor at 1-888-709-TECH (8324) or 1-408-871-2227. You may also visit iDTech.com or email info@iDTech.com.

For my fellow Oregonian readers, I have a special deal for you! Save $50 with promo code OREGONTECH2014 when you pay in full during registration by March 31st. Not only are classes available in Oregon, but all across the US. Click here to find a location near you.

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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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Disclosure: I received a  free product as part of this review. All opinions stated are my own.

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