Monday, November 24, 2014

Hiku Prize Package Giveaway! Ends 12/8


Welcome to the Hiku Prize Package giveaway, sponsored by Hiku and hosted by Thrifty Nifty Mommy and Viva Veltoro.
The hiku is a new scanning device that makes creating a shopping list a breeze. It's magnetic and attaches right to your fridge so it's always handy and ready when you are. Simply scan an item or speak the name of a product that you need into the hiku and it's automatically added to the hiku app shopping list. Each item is separated by the product type so you don't have to deal with the frustration of returning to a previous aisle because you forgot an item.

Scan it. Or say it.

hiku recognizes both barcodes and voice, instantly adding items to your shopping list. No scribbling. No typing. No forgetting.

It's simple and it's fun.

hiku is designed to be so easy a five-year-old can use it. Press one simple button and hiku takes care of the rest.

Your list is always with you.

hiku creates a shopping list that appears on your smart phone or tablet. You can share your list with family or anyone else. When you add an item or cross one off, your list is updated everywhere.

It even shops for you.

Coming soon, hiku will find items available for purchase online, show you the price (including whether it’s eligible for free shipping), and let you buy right from your phone.

hiku remembers, so you don’t have to.

We’ve all been there. You get home from the store and realize you left something important off your list. (Hey, you’re human.) Hiku was created to make shopping simple, fast, and fun. So you never forget a thing. To find out more, read Thrifty Nifty Mommy's review of the hiku.
hiku wants to give one lucky reader a hiku scanner prize package that contains: 1 hiku scanner and a $50 Visa gift card!
Open to the US only, ages 18 and up. Ends 12/08/14 at 11:59 PM EST. Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below. Good luck!

Friday, November 21, 2014

HGTV Unwraps ‘SANTA HQ’ At 10 Macerich Malls Across The Country

*Sponsored Post*



I love HGTV and watch it often. Finding neat ways of redoing a home or space can really inspire a fabulous idea, and now HGTV celebrates the holidays with “Santa HQ,” an immersive experience that transforms the traditional visit with Santa Claus into a jingle-filled, interactive journey for all ages at 10 Macerich malls across the country. For more than six weeks, from Tuesday, Nov. 4, through Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, HGTV and Macerich will present a completely reimagined visit with Santa for the 21st century by pairing cutting-edge technology with an authentic holiday experience. Visitors can take an ELFIE selfie and star in their own holiday video, explore Santa’s Observatory using ELF-RAY Vision, test out the ‘Naughty O’ Nice Meter,’ and enjoy a memorable photo with Santa.

Santa HQ will be featured at Macerich properties including Danbury Fair Mall in Danbury, Conn., opening on Nov. 4; Deptford Mall in Deptford Township, N.J., opening on Nov. 5; Vintage Faire in Modesto, Calif., opening on Nov. 5; Los Cerritos Center in Cerritos, Calif., opening Nov. 7; FlatIron Crossing in Broomfield, Colo., opening Nov. 7; Washington Square in Portland, Ore., opening Nov. 7; Lakewood Center in Lakewood, Calif., opening Nov. 7; Tysons Corner Center near Washington, D.C., opening Nov. 14.; Chandler Fashion Center in Chandler, Ariz., opening on Nov. 7; and Scottsdale Fashion Square in Scottsdale, Ariz., opening Nov. 14.

“Santa HQ provides a unique twist on holiday festivities, while offering fans a chance to touch and feel the HGTV brand in a whimsical way,” said Shannon Driver, senior vice president, media strategies and partnerships. “We’ve enhanced the holiday experience at these top malls by creating a state-of-the-art venue for visitors to explore.”

Himalayan Salt Rock Giveaway! Ends 12/1


Himalayan Salt Rocks are natural rocks that are in the Himalayan Mountains. They are hand mined and turned into these lamps. When it's turned on, the slight heat it emits releases negative ions into the air. There are SO many positive ions in the air already from electronics and such. These negative ions help to ionize and purify the surrounding air. 

It also clears the air naturally of things like pet dander, smoke, allergens and air pollutants. It can make you feel more energized. 

Each size you get ionizes a different size room. So a small 5-7lb does a 10x10 room and a larger 13-17lb rock does a 14x14 room. 

Himalayan Salt Shop sent a small one to Heather for review. You can read that review here

How would you like to win one of these awesome rock lamps??
You can here!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Lalaloopsy Baking Oven Review *Holiday Gift Guide*

Big thanks to MGA Entertainment for this product to review


As we approach the upcoming Holiday season, Mama's Baby Cupcakes has teamed up with several companies we think would be a great fit to purchase/wear/give to others in the upcoming months. Thanks to each and every sponsor showcased in our Holiday Gift Guide, and if you see the cute button above then you know its Holiday approved!


Lalaloopsy were once rag dolls that magically came to life when their very last stitch was sewn. Each doll has its own charming personality inspired by the fabric used to make it. Lalaloopsy live in a whimsical world full of silly surprises. With love and a little bit of imagination, you’ll see why Lalaloopsy are sew magical... and sew cute!


When the opportunity came up to review the Lalaloopsy Baking Oven, I couldn't have been more excited. Our oldest daughter has wanted something like this for a while now, and since we have other Lalaloopsy items in our home, it was a perfect addition to our home of girls. 

Our shipment arrived not too long before Madison's 7th birthday, so I wrapped it for her to open at her party and get a couple pictures of her reaction. 

Step2 Spin & Go Xtreme Cruiser Giveaway! Ends 12/3

I've seen this reviewed in some videos and think it is just so neat!! I was thrilled to get the chance to share with our readers and give ya'll a chance to win this great Step2 prize! Good luck!


Welcome to the Step2 Spin & Go Xtreme Cruiser Giveaway, hosted by Thrifty Nifty Mommy and Viva Veltoro and sponsored by Step2!

It's time to start thinking about holiday shopping and if you have a child in the 4-8 age range, we have an AWESOME new toy from Step2 to introduce to you: the Spin & Go Xtreme Cruiser!
Details of the Step2 Spin & Go Xtreme Cruiser (obtained from the Step2 website):
Little riders, get ready to kick up some dirt and rev up your engines with the Spin & Go Xtreme Cruiser™ by Step2! This kid’s battery powered ride-on will encourage kids to play outside and use their imaginations. Move forward, move back, spin left, then spin right in this zero-turn, battery powered vehicle! Kids can drive through the grass, dirt or on hard surfaces as they pretend to race in the great outdoors.Made in USA of US and imported parts. Electrical and battery components made in China.
  • 12 volts of excitement brings an adrenaline rush to anyone who gets behind the controls!
  • Switches from 2.5 mph (4 kmh) to 5 mph (8 kmh) speed with the flip of one button
  • Push the pedal to accelerate
  • Joysticks operate the ride-on with zero-turn capability
  • 12 volt battery included (additional battery sold separately)
  • Charge the battery for 18 hours before the first ride (do not charge over 24 hours)
  • Durable construction for years of outdoor fun for your adventurers
  • Weight limit: 81 lbs (36.74 kg)
  • Minimal adult assembly required
  • Recommended for children ages 4-8
Thrifty Nifty Mommy recently reviewed the Spin & Go Xtreme Cruiser and her 4 year old daughter had a blast driving it! We're putting this on our Holiday Gift Guide because frankly, we can't think of a child who wouldn't love this! The Step2 Spin & Go Xtreme Cruiser is available at Walmart.com and is priced at $249.97. 

We're giving one lucky person the chance to WIN one today!
Open to the Continental US only, ages 18 and up. Ends 12/3/14 at 11:59 PM ET. 
Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below. Good Luck!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Talkin' Tattoos Tuesday: Week 75


Welcome to week 75 of Talkin' Tattoos Tuesday! I did an intro post where I explained my goal in posting these every week and how you can submit your photo to be featured. Check out the post if you need to refresh your memory. Since I've went through all my tattoos, now I'll be sharing photos I've found online, and the occasional viewer submission when they come in.

Found via Pinterest 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Smarti Pants Cloth Diapers Giveaway! #FluffMas Ends 12/1


Welcome to the FluffMas Giveaway Hop hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network! Each blogger in this hop has a fabulously festive and fluffy prize for you, so be sure to hop around to them all and don't miss the fantastic Grand Prize featuring Buttons Diapers, Balm Baby, and SprayPal! You can enter to win the FluffMas Grand Prize here


Smartipants was the vision of a mommy of four who was constantly looking for an economical, yet easy to use cloth diapering system. She actually was the inventor of the first ever one size fits all pocket diaper called Wonderoos, maybe you have heard of them? She has since left Wonderoos and joined the Smartipants team and we are extremely happy she did!

As a company Smartipants is committed to making cloth diapering not only easy, but affordable. Our mission is to provide smart parents with smart solutions. We are dedicated to being 100% green, environmentally friendly, economical, and determined to keep our diapers proudly made by mothers in the United States of America! We have a facility with over 7 years of diaper making experience and look forward to changing the world one smart parent at a time.

One winner to receive 2 in stock colors of their choice
Open to U.S. Only, residents 18+ years

Friday, November 14, 2014

Getting Nailed! Week 16 *Jamberry Juniors*

Thanks to Lindsey Galvez for the Jamberry sheets! 


Welcome to Week 16 of Getting Nailed! I did an intro post where I explained my goal in posting these every other week and how you can submit your photo to be featured. Check out the post if you need to refresh your memory. I'll be sharing photos of my own nails as I get them done every two weeks, photos of neat ideas I've found online, and the occasional viewer submission when they come in.

Made in the USA, our nail wraps offer peace of mind with no odors, no chemicals and no animal testing. The startling diversity of our 300+ designs keeps things fresh for stylish ladies of all ages and tastes. For those who love the confidence that comes from having manicured hands, Jamberry Nails offers a professional salon look without the high cost or hassle.


After Lindsey tried Jamberry, she was hooked, and upon my curiosity she sent one sheet of Juniors and one sheet of adult nail wraps. These week I'll be discussing the Jamberry Juniors, how long they lasted on our girls, and some more info about this great product! To go with Madison's 7th birthday theme, I chose the Unicorn Dreams & Hearts sheet for the cute Unicorns. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

"Spring into Spring" hop SIGN UPs



Hosted By:
Mommy's Favorite Things
&
Mama's Baby Cupcakes

"Spring into Spring"

This Blog Hop is Spring into Spring. Prizes are Spring related!! Rain coats, shoes, being outside, Spring cleaning, fresh air, Rain, etc. There are lots of options for finding a prize for this wonderful event. Your only mission is to find the perfect prize pack for your blog!

Because this is a blog hop, each blog will be responsible for securing their own prize on their own blog. Each prize must be a Minimum of $25. The Prize can be sponsored OR you can self sponsor. Each blog can have more than 1 winner, but each winner must win at least $25 in prizes. 
Joining this Blog Hop is FREE as long as you share the announcement in some way. It takes 2 seconds to do this!! Tweet, pin, or share on FB. 

When: 3/2-3/16

Who: Anybody with a blog can sign up for this one!

Sign ups close 2/24

Add yourself to the Linky Below! You MUST share this announcement in order to participate in this hop.

You can also join the Facebook Group for our events here if you are a blogger interested in participating only!

Also we have set up a newsletter you can sign up for emails on our new giveaway hops when they go live!

Canvas Factory: 16x20 Canvas Giveaway! Ends 11/25


I wanted to share this giveaway just in time for the holidays! I've been trying to sign up for other giveaways I think ya'll would love to see and enter, so I hope you like this one and good luck!


What started as an Australian company has now branched out to Chicago. Canvas Factory's goal is to make it affordable and convenient for everyone to access online printing solutions. They produce canvases, but you can also customize metal wall art and acrylic photo prints with your photography or precious memories of your kids that you want to display throughout your home. The quality of print is important to this company and their canvases reflect that. Canvas Factory canvases are light enough to hang with Command strips but sturdy enough to be a part of your room's decor for years to come. Turn your photography into artwork with the Canvas Factory. Be sure to check out Canvas Factory on Facebook & Twitter for the latest updates. One reader will win a 16x20 canvas from Canvas Factory! 

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents and will end on 11/25 at 11:59 p.m. EST. 

 Please enter on the Rafflecopter below. 
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