For the person who has it all…California Wine Club & a #giveaway too #momsparkmedia

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Last month I introduced you to California Wine Club (click here to see the 1st post). We just received December's shipment and it's quite festive...  For a quick recap: California Wine Club is a great monthly subscription club where each month you receive wine accompanied by an edition of Uncorked that helps them get to know the winery along with providing suggestions and pairing recipes for that particular variety. Still trying to decide what to get that hard to buy for person? Maybe you want to do something special for you & a loved one? I am terrible about making time for myself to relax. My husband and I try to get out, but with 3 kids (and an eventful year) that hasn't been happening. California Wine Club has given us a treat to make date night at home special again. Want to test it for yourself (or give as a gift)? Enter Now! a Rafflecopter giveaway This review was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own. I received a 2 month Membership to the … [Read more...]

Back to School Giveaway Event: Alarm Clock #Giveaway

All of our boys are early risers. There have been many mornings when one of the younger ones will come into our room before the sun is even up, ready to start the day. We have to continually send them back to their room. The Stoplight Alarm Clock is the perfect solution! It's a visual aid that shows kids when it's time to get up. The clock features red and green lights that can be easily set by parents. When the red light is on, kids know that it is still time to sleep. When the green light turns on, it gives kids the all clear to get out of bed. A digital clock and optional beeping alarm function are also included. There's a yellow light that can be used as a nightlight. We were sent a Stoplight clock to try out. The boys were a little surprised to get the girl version but they still thought it was neat. We put it in our two and four year old's room. They were so excited to use it! We explained what the lights meant and told them to watch for the green light. Sure enough, the next … [Read more...]

Back to School Giveaway Event: Ecojot #Giveaway

Notebooks are a back to school staple. Ecojot.com, which is based in Ontario, provides a variety of notebooks and other paper products, including calendars, jounals and sketchbooks. What makes them different though is that all of their stationary products are made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper. Not only are their products eco-friendly but they're also fun! Designer Carolyn Gavin gets inspiration from different artistic genres found in her travels and varying facets of life. I was sent the MP3 red notebook.   My kids love music so they really liked the design on the front. the notebook is really good quality. I can't stand when the spirals aren't done well and the paper gets caught or the pages won't turn. I didn't have any pf those problems with the ecojot notebook. Another thing I love about this company is that they give back through their GIVE program. With the purchase of a jumbo journal, ecojot will give a workbook to a child in need. This is important … [Read more...]

Back to School Giveaway: The Ultimate Green Store via @UltGreenStore #Giveaway

I am sure you have realized that both Belinda and I are seeking greener lifestyles for our growing families. One of the ways I was interested in "greening up" was my school supplies. That is why I was so excited to learn that we would get to partner with the Ultimate Green Store for our Back to School event! The Ultimate Green Store is one of the biggest retailers of eco-friendly and organic products. They have a huge selection of back-to-school products (including BPA-free lunchboxes and eco-backpacks) and baby and kids products as well as a wide variety of products for the home (including organic bedding and eco-kitchen products). I have been drooling over their selection of organic baby bedding ever since we found out we are expecting out 4th. I was sent a box of Soybean Blend Crayons. Living up to their name, the package arrived in eco-friendly packaging. You may be asking...WHY soy crayons? "Unlike most crayons which are made from paraffin wax derived from petroleum, … [Read more...]

Back to School Giveaway Event: Mom’s Plan It Planner #Giveaway

I've mentioned before about how I really like to try and stay organized. With so many activities for the kids, I need some help keeping track of all the dates and times. The Mom's Plan-It 17 Month Calendar by Families With Purpose is perfect for that! It's a great way to keep track of important dates and appointments. I was sent the 2013 Mom's Plan It Christian Engagement Calendar. This is the same as the standard version but has a Bible verse on the cover. I love the size of the planner. At 6.5"x8.5" when closed, it easily fits in my purse. This way, I always have it with me and can easily check dates.The planner has a convenient pocket on the inside cover to keep receipts, notes, etc. There's a space for each calendar day with plenty of room to write down info. Each page also includes a tear off section for writing your grocery lost and a place to write down the week's menu. I really like this! So many times, I've gotten to the store and forgotten some of what I need. … [Read more...]

Back to School Giveaway Event: Geddes School Supplies Giveaway

I remember how fun it was picking out new school supplies. I loved all the new pencils, erasers, and other neat things I would use. My boys are the same way. They love going to the school store to pick out new items. Raymond Geddes sells supplies that are not only functional but fun! They supply students with imaginative and affordable pens, pencils, mechanical pencils, erasers and other school supplies designed for school stores, classrooms, and education fundraising. They offer so many neat items! We were sent a variety pack of supplies. The first things we saw were these adorable pencils holders. My younger boys went crazy over them! They immediately put their crayons and colored pencils in them. These erasers were a bit hit as well. They were scented! The boys loved opening each one to see what it smelled like. I have to admit, I had fun with them too. It made me feel like a kid again :)   The pens we received were "awesome" according to my boys. The pens on … [Read more...]

Back to School Giveaway Event: @LearningHandsOn #Giveaway

Learning Resources is my go-to place for Educational purchases and resources. I am super excited to share this review and giveaway with you. It is simple and extremely useful too. It is a set of 4 Super Strong Magnetic Clips...each capable of holding up to 20 pounds! Since there were four and each was a different color, I let each child select one to be their own personal magnet. The last color left is being used for the baby in my belly! Right now the magnets are holding artwork and stuff, but come school time, you can easily see how useful they will be! Each child can clip their permission slips, homework assignments etc.. onto their OWN magnet! It will make the school year so much easier. Now, obviously these are all holding lightweight items at the moment, but I have no doubt they can hold much more. These are powerful!! And the clips are easy enough for the kids to open. I love these!! Simple. Useful. Colorful. Love it! Disclosure: The product(s) offered for the … [Read more...]

Back to School Giveaway Event: @ECOVESSEL #Giveaway

It is great to strive and become more eco-friendly. However, in some areas it can a little hard. One of my struggles has been finding a reusable water bottle that keeps my drinks iced and cold for longer than 1 hour at a time. So many of them just do not keep my drinks cold. When I find one that works, well, I cannot help but tell everyone about and let me tell ya...Eco Vessel rocks! I was sent a Summit Insulated Stainless Steel Straw Bottle (17 oz.). "The Eco Vessel Insulated Straw Bottle is the perfect bottle for those of you constantly on the go. Like our other bottles, this Eco Vessel will keep your beverages cold for hours. The new straw top makes drinking easier so you can drink from the bottle without unscrewing the cap or tipping the bottle back. And, because of its specially designed handle, the straw won't open accidentally in your car, lunchbox, or bag. The detachable silicone straw makes cleaning the bottle easier, too. As always, our Eco Vessel Insulated Straw … [Read more...]

Back to School Giveaway Event: @FunkyMonkeySnck #Giveaway

  My boys are always ready for a snack. This is especially true once school starts. The first words out of their mouths when they walk in the door are "Can we have a snack??". So, I was happy to try out Funky Monkey Snacks. These snacks are made from full fresh slices and pieces of freeze-dried fruit. I love that the snacks are healthy and my kids love that they are delicious! They have no added colors, flavors, sugars, or preservatives and they're also gluten-free, certified Kosher, and certified non-GMO. We were sent a sampler pack to try out. We tried the Pink Pineapple first. It was SO good! It did make my 4-year old pucker up a little but he loved them! Th Carnival Mix was a big hit as well. It has freeze-dried organic banana, apple, pineapple and papaya. It was a really nice blend of flavors. My 2-year old is crazy about bananas so he loved the Bananamon flavor which has a touch of cinnamon. the Applemon also has cinnamon and was an all around favorite. I really liked … [Read more...]

Back to School Giveaway Event: @ReUsies Giveaway

We go through a lot of baggies when we pack lunches. With 3 kids in school right now, it adds up quickly. Not only can this be expensive, but I also hate all the plastic trash it adds to the landfills. ReUsies are the perfect solution! They're the re-usable alternative to sandwich/snack bags. ReUsies are 100% cotton lined with leak-resistant nylon and are secured with Velcro® closures. ReUsies come in 2 sizes, sandwich and snack. They have many different patterns and colors to choose from. I was sent the soccer ball ReUsies. The bags are really well made. The cotton seems like it will hold up really well and the nylon lining is easy to clean. ReUsies can be machine washed and dried, washed in the dishwasher, or for longest life simply wiped clean with a soapy sponge and air dried. I love the size of the bags. the sandwich size (approx. 7.5” w/ 6”h) easily held a PB&J sandwich with plenty of room to spare. I didn't have to cram the sandwich in it. The snack size (approx. 6” w … [Read more...]