Sherpani Commuter Messenger Bag Giveaway

I LOVE a big bag for many circumstances. Not for your typical evening out usually, but sometimes for a whole day, or if I’m attending a function or event. I can put everything in there, even a change of clothes for my youngest if he has an accident. I’ve joined some other bloggers to bring you this giveaway. The prize is a nice big Sherpani bag. The giveaway runs through 05/09. Details and the entry form are below. Good luck to all that enter!

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MOTHER’S DAY SHERPANI BAG GIVEAWAY

Sponsored by Sherpani
Hosted by Holyjeans & My Favorite Things

Welcome to this fun giveaway where one of you lucky readers will receive a this beautiful Sherpani Presta Large Commuter Messenger Bag (value $90).  Amy was fortunate enough to have to the opportunity to review several bags from Sherpani, including the one featured in today’s giveaway.  You can read her thoughts on this bag here or if you want to get to the giveaway, simply continue down to the giveaway.

This Giveaway will end May 9th at 11:59pm CT. It is open to US residents 18+ only. Only one entrant per household. Winner will be subject to eligibility verification. Entering is easy, simply follow the instructions in the giveaway tool below!

Do you prefer to carry a small or large bag? Or maybe no bag at all? I’d really love to know, please leave a comment!

The participating bloggers were not compensated in any way for this post, nor are they responsible for prize shipment.  No purchase is necessary to enter.  One entrant per household, per address.  Void where prohibited by law.  Winner will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a 2nd winner is chosen.  This event is no way administered, sponsored, endorsed, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, nor Google.  For any questions contact Amy at [email protected]

April Pinterest Blast #Giveaway – Win A $100 Amazon GC!

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Time for another fun giveaway event! This one’s going to be a big hit with the Pinterest users!

Makobi Scribe is bringing you this Amazon Pinterest blast where one lucky reader will win a $100 Amazon gift card. The giveaway is open to everyone and provided by Makobi Scribe. Good Luck! If you are a blogger, you can sign up for this blast here.

What sort of non-food things do you pin or repin? I’d really like to know, please leave a comment!

April Facebook Blast #Giveaway – Win A $100 Amazon GC!

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Time for another fun giveaway event! This one’s going to be a big hit with the folks on Facebook!

Makobi Scribe is bringing you this Amazon Facebook blast where one lucky reader will win a $100 Amazon gift card. The giveaway is open to everyone and provided by Makobi Scribe. Good Luck! If you are a blogger, you can sign up for this blast here.

What do you love / hate the most about Facebook? I’d really like to know, please leave a comment!

April Twitter Blast #Giveaway – Win A $100 Amazon GC!

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Time for another fun giveaway event! This one’s going to be a big hit with the Twitter users!

Makobi Scribe is bringing you this Amazon Twitter blast where one lucky reader will win a $100 Amazon gift card. The giveaway is open to everyone and provided by Makobi Scribe. Good Luck! If you are a blogger, you can sign up for this blast here.

If you won the $100 Amazon GC, would you spend it on yourself or someone else? Or a little of both? I’d really like to know, please leave a comment!

Easter Outfit Memories And A $400 @Coupons #EasterDealsHunt #Giveaway #ad

This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Coupons.com. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic.

I have many great Easter memories. As a child my parents always made Easter morning a fun adventure. After Church we’d have an egg hunt in the yard. And we always got a basket with a huge chocolate bunny, seriously they were like 2 feet high. Hmmmm. I miss those bunnies. Anyway. Of course, on Easter my parents always had us dress up. It was not a question, an option or a discussion. Mom always got a dress for me, and sailor suits for my younger brothers. I never liked being made to dress in certain things, and swore I wouldn’t submit my children to such torture.

T with Easter Bunny in 2001

That photo was taken back in 2001. At that point my oldest son was going through this phase where he just didn’t like certain articles of clothing. He loved being in sweatpants. He’d wear jeans but always preferred the sweats. And tops with zippers, like the quarter zip top he had on, well you can see how happy he was about that. I’m not into fancy dress, so thought jeans and coordinating nice tops were perfectly reasonable. My son did not. It took about 10 tries before I got a picture of the boys with the Easter Bunny without my son looking miserable. Why was he smiling? Because that was the moment my other son decided to take a nap. Foiled yet again!

Easter 2001 photo of boys with bunny

We did finally get a good shot with both boys awake a little later that day. Unfortunately I can’t find it anywhere so only have a tiny image I scanned years ago.

Boys with Easter Bunny in 2001

That was one of my favorite photos, and I’m really bummed I haven’t found it yet.

So I guess you’ve noticed the similarity. I put my son in clothes he didn’t like just like my parents did to me and my brothers. What horrible parents we are!  Big meanies! As a child I didn’t get that my Mom just wanted us to look nice because she was proud of us. And I didn’t appreciate the lengths she went to to try and have us looking nice without breaking the bank.

Mom’s still at it by the way. Take a look at my nephew.

Alex in sailor suit for Easter

You can see he’s really enjoying his new sailor suit! That was just taken this weekend.

When I was a child my Mom would start shopping early in order to find the best deals. That was work for her and it required watching ads, going to stores and talking to sales people, since there was no internet yet. Mom delighted in our lovely Easter clothes. We were less then delighted. Fast forward to 2001 and computers were no longer high tech things of the future. But they were still pretty pricey, so not a lot of people had them. I got a deal because I sold computers back then, so I had one. But, I didn’t know something back then that I know now. I didn’t know about coupon codes.

Today when I’m looking for coupon codes I know to hit Coupons.com. For parents searching right now for the perfect Easter outfit for their children, they’d be smart to look for Easter deals at Coupons.com. I found a ton of deals on great deals for kids clothes. There was a coupon code for $10 off $30 at Kohl’s, that’s awesome! There was another for an extra 15% Off Easter Dresses and Dresswear for Baby & Toddler at Sears! And if you’d prefer to shop for something else, say Easter decoration, well they’ve got coupon codes for that too! There’s a coupon code in there to save 50% Off Holiday Inspirations Easter decor & entertaining at Jo-Ann! I know not everyone celebrates Easter. If you don’t, there’s still tons of deals in there for you, at stores like Target, Bath & Body Works, Macy’s and Sears.

Check out Coupons.com. You might find a coupon code that just makes you so happy you feel like hopping!

In the mood for a giveaway? Four people will each win $100 Amazon Gift Code from Coupons.com. The giveaway runs until April 21, 2014. You can enter the giveaway using the form below. Good luck to all!

Did you have to wear special outfits for the holidays when you were growing up? Did you enjoy it? I’d really like to know, so please leave a comment!

PS. You might want to use this image to answer a few fun questions in the Rafflecopter below!

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April Instagram Blast #Giveaway – Win A $100 Amazon GC!

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Time for another fun giveaway event! This one’s going to be a big hit with the Instagram users! By the way, did you follow me on Instagram yet? I share lots of photos of my puppy and my cat. Good luck if you enter!

Makobi Scribe is bringing you this Amazon Instagram blast where one lucky reader will win a $100 Amazon gift card. The giveaway is open to everyone and provided by Makobi Scribe. Good Luck! If you are a blogger, you can sign up for this blast here.

What would you get if you won the $100 Amazon GC? I’d really like to know, please leave a comment! And if you’re on Instagram, leave your Instagram too and I’ll follow you!

REVIEW AND #GIVEAWAY – Thomas And Friends: Trouble On The Tracks DVD

The product(s) featured in this review was provided free of cost to me for the sole purpose of product testing and review. This review has not been monetarily compensated. Please note that any personal opinions reflected in this post are my own and have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.

Thomas & Friends: Trouble on the Tracks DVD

SYNOPSIS – Cinders and ashes…there’s trouble on the tracks for Thomas and his friends! The Troublesome Trucks delight in causing chaos for Thomas, as Annie, Clarabel and Toad encounter unexpected high-speed adventures. Oily Diesel gives Paxton a fright, while Salty’s spooky story has the engines running scared. All Aboard for fun and exciting escapades with Thomas & Friends!

EPISODES

  • “Thomas the Quarry Engine”
  • “Not So Slow Coaches”
  • “Flatbeds of Fear”
  • “Disappearing Diesels”
  • “Toad’s Adventure”

DVD BONUS FEATURES

  • The Earl’s Quiz
  • Guess Who? Puzzles

My youngest was riveted to the television while this DVD was playing. I really can’t say which was his favorite, as he was fixated, laughing and smiling through all five episodes. I got an especially big kick out of the”Flatbeds of Fear” episode, where the engines were all believing in something they’d never seen, which in the end turned out to be something entirely different. The morals to the stories are all positive – teamwork, cooperation, friendship and working hard. This DVD is a must have for all Thomas fans.

You can purchase Thomas & Friends: Trouble On The Tracks exclusively at Walmart on DVD, Digital HD and Video On Demand starting April 8 2014.

MORE INFO

Thomas & Friends website

Thomas & Friends on Facebook

Thomas & Friends on Twitter

Thomas & Friends YouTube Channel

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One (1) winner will receive the Thomas & Friends: Trouble On The Tracks DVD.

HOW TO ENTER. (MANDATORY)

Enter using the Giveaway Tools widget below. The winner will be selected by the Giveaway Tools widget. If you’ve entered any of my giveaways before then you know that you must complete the mandatory required entry, and that only comments containing all of the requested information will be eligible for entry. US addresses only please, no PO Boxes. Good luck to everyone!

Which character from Thomas & Friends is your (or your child’s) favorite? I’d really like to know, so please leave me a comment!

REVIEW AND #GIVEAWAY – Happy Birthday Barney DVD

The product(s) featured in this review was provided free of cost to me for the sole purpose of product testing and review. This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of my family and/or self. Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.

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Happy Birthday Barney Dvd

Barney: Happy Birthday Barney

  • DVD Release Date: April 15, 2014
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Run Time: 84 minutes
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Lions Gate
  • ASIN: B00HW3EH5M

SYNOPSIS – When Barney’s birthday arrives the kids throw him a special party with an extra special surprise: all of the people he loves! Riff worries that his homemade present isn’t good enough – until Barney explains that sharing a gift from the heart is the best gift of all. When it’s Layla’s birthday, Barney and Layla use their imaginations to explore more about her family heritage. Come along for all of the birthday fun and surprises with Barney and his friends!

EPISODES

  • It’s Your Birthday, Barney!
  • Caring
  • The Magic Lamp

 

BONUS FEATURES

  • Baby Bop’s Tea Party
  • Counting in the Garden Game

 

Do you remember when you were growing up, wondering if things you did were as good as the other kids? It could have been anything – sports, crafts, a school subject? I think it’s a safe bet that most children have felt that way at one point or another. In “It’s Your Birthday, Barney” we see Riff going through that. He sings a sad little song that really tugs at the heartstrings, one that will surely hit home with anyone who’s ever wondered it. Riff learns that it isn’t the actual gift that counts as much as the thought behind it. It’s a great positive lesson that everyone, children and adult, should learn early and remember.

Here’s a printable coloring sheet. Just click on the image to open it up.

Barney Printable Coloring Sheet

MORE INFO

Barney Website

Barney on Facebook

Barney on Twitter

Barney YouTube channel

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One (1) winner will their own Happy Birthday Barney DVD.

HOW TO ENTER. (MANDATORY)

Enter using the Giveaway Tools widget below. The winner will be selected by the Giveaway Tools widget. If you’ve entered any of my giveaways before then you know that you must complete the mandatory required entry, and that only comments containing all of the requested information will be eligible for entry. US addresses only please, no PO Boxes. Good luck to everyone!

REVIEW AND #GIVEAWAY – Petbrosia Dog Food @petbrosia1 #pets

The product(s) featured in this review was provided free of cost to me for the sole purpose of product testing and review. This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of my family and/or self. Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.

Petbrosia Dog Food

Dobby is almost four months old now, and we’ve had him for about two and a half months. It is unbelievable how fast he is growing. Like babies, his nutritional needs are different now then they will be at other ages. And like people, not everyone eats the same thing.  We’ve been pretty fortunate in that Dobby is not a super fussy eater. Early on he did exhibit a preference to food but we realized it was because he was so young he was having a hard time chewing that particular food. (We tried again a month later and had no issue.) I have seen pet foods broken down into life stages (puppy, adult, senior, etc) but never one that took that even further and accounted for breed, size, activity level and so on. I’d never seen a customizable pet food, until Petbrosia.

Petbrosia makes dog and cat foods. When you order you are asked a number of questions about your pet, including breed, size, weight, health and even allergies. That information is used to determine the right Petbrosia diet for your dog or cat. Once the mix as been determined, petbrosia custom makes your pet’s food,  using the highest quality, all-natural ingredients, grown and raised by farmers across America. The pet food contains no corn, wheat, soy, or by-products.

Petbrosia Dog Food

When your pet food is delivered (yes delivered, no more running to the store) you receive a printout. The printout contains a detailed analysis of the food, including the ingredients, caloric content, recommended feeding instructions and reorder date. If you don’t want to worry about running out of dog food or remembering when to order it, you can choose to go on their auto ship program and shipments will be sent at the intervals you specify.

Petbrosia recommends a process for transitioning from your current pet food to Petbrosia.

Petbrosia Transition

Our transition was uneventful. The dog food consists of small, round pieces. It’s not too hard or too soft. Dobby had no problems chewing it, he eats it right up. I can tell from the sound of the crunch he wouldn’t have had any trouble chewing this even at a younger age. The food does have a very mild smell, but it’s sort of a general “foodish” smell, it doesn’t smell like dog food like some dog foods do.

Petbrosia Dog Food

We as people, most of us anyway, love our pets. We consider them like individual members of our families. It’s great to see a company whose goal is to make a nutritionally complete product that will help our family members thrive.

Here’s a brief video explaining how Petbrosia came to be.

Curious about how your pet will like Petbrosia? Give it a try! Right now Mom Knows It All readers are eligible for a trial offer for 3 Pounds of Petbrosia Pet Food for only $9 dollars with free shipping by using the promotional code: BR7AP9.

MORE INFO

Petbrosia website

Petbrosia on Facebook

Petbrosia on Twitter

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One (1) winner will receive a free 3 Pound box of Petbrosia.

HOW TO ENTER. (MANDATORY)

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What kind of dog or cat do you have? I’d really like to know, please leave a comment!

REVIEW AND #GIVEAWAY – JORD Wood Watches @woodwatches_com #jordwatch

The product(s) featured in this review was provided free of cost to me for the sole purpose of product testing and review. This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of my family and/or self. Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.

I like watches. I have a number of them. Some are easy to put on. Some are not, and those don’t get worn very often. Basically if it doesn’t look nice (to me) and I can’t put it on myself, I’m probably not going to wear it. When I was offered the opportunity to review a JORD Wood Watch I was very intrigued. I couldn’t imagine what a watch made of real wood might look and feel like.


JORD Wood Watches are unique hand-crafted watches that are made from natural wood. Some of the woods used include bamboo, maple, sandlewood, blackwood, cherry, and teak. The bands and movement housings can be made from one or more types of wood. The internal movements are sourced from the finest international watch manufacturers and the glass is a scratchproof “blue film” glass. I chose the Ely model, which is made of maple and retails for $129. This model watch has a smaller face then many of the others, but is still suitable for both men and women to wear in my opinion. JORD watches vary in color and style. Each JORD watch is designed to be splash-proof but is not intended for complete submergence in water. Like snowflakes, no two JORD watches are the same, because the grain and colors of the woods vary. Watches come with one year of limited warranty protection. My watch arrived safely, resting comfortably inside a nice box on a puffy, padded pillow.

JORD Wood Watches JORD Wood Watches

I went to put my watch on immediately. I was thrilled to discover that the band is made in such a way that is very easy to put the watch on with one hand, even if it’s the left hand of a clutzy right-handed person like me. To release the band you just squeeze the two buttons with two fingers and it opens right up. To close the band you just gently push the stainless steel clasp down into place. I thought for sure that the watch would be heavy and rough, and I even contemplated that I might get a splinter. To my surprise, the watch is very light and very smooth. I have worn it for about a week now with no issues. It’s simple and elegant, and goes well with everything.

The one thing I m not thrilled about in regards to this watch is changing the date. Winding it is no big deal. But to change the date you must manually keep turning to go through every hour of every day, whereas many other watches allow you to just move forward a day at a time. My watch arrived and was off by three weeks. It took me five days of winding (not straight of course) to get it to the right date because my fingers would get tired. Fortunately, if you keep the watch wound you won’t have to worry about changing the date often, so this isn’t really a big deal.

JORD Wood Watches

I am very pleased with my JORD wood watch. It’s a lovely, unique piece that serves a purpose with style. More than a few people have noticed my watch and asked me about it, remarking how unique it was. I agree. Some people sigh at the thought of giving (or receiving) a watch. That won’t be the case with a JORD watch. If you’re looking to give someone a unique gift that will be appreciated, noticed and remembered, JORD wood watches are something you’ll want to consider.

MORE INFO

JORD Wood Watches website

JORD Wood Watches on Facebook

JORD Wood Watches on Twitter

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One (1) winner will receive a JORD Wood Watch in the maple Ely style.

HOW TO ENTER. (MANDATORY)

Enter using the Giveaway Tools widget below. The winner will be selected by the Giveaway Tools widget. If you’ve entered any of my giveaways before then you know that you must complete the mandatory required entry, and that only comments containing all of the requested information will be eligible for entry. US addresses only please, no PO Boxes. Good luck to everyone!