Rain, Rain Go Away $10 Amazon EGift Giveaway!

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Ahh Spring is in the air! Oh wait… that’s rain,  rain, and yep, more rain!

I guess it’s just part of the taking the good with the bad.  These April showers bring May flowers and here on the East Coast we will be complaining about the heat in no time and wishing for rain!

With that being said,  treat yourself to a nice umbrella or some rain gear with a $10 Amazon EGift card I’m giving away and get out and don’t let a little rain stop you!

Click the gift card below to ENTER TO WIN from 4/5 12:00pm – 4/19 11:59PM – you may enter daily,  GOODLUCK!

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Head on over to the other giveaways via the linky below. Happy hopping!

I absolutely love being a part of a giveaway hop. It is so great to get to share all of these wonderful blogs with you and all of the fun prizes you can win!

Thanks to The Kids Did It  and  The Mommy Island for hosting another great link iPhone!

$250 CASH Rainy Day Giveaway!!!!

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Beat the rainy day blues by entering to win during the $250 For A Rainy Day cash giveaway where you have the option of choosing between $250 PayPal Cash OR an Amazon E-Gift Card! This event was organized by The Kids Did It & The Mommy Island and sponsored by the awesome bloggers, authors, and Etsy shop owners listed below!

Give some love to the For A Rainy Day sponsors and follow them on social media:

Rainy Day Sponsors:

The Kids Did It
The Mommy Island
Zombie Parenting
It’s a Jersey Thing
FROG Reviews and Ramblings
Rockin’ Book Reviews
Simple Steps For Living Life
Imperfect Women
Savvy Sweeper’s Tidbits
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4 the LUV of SANITY
MumbleBeeInc Deals and Steals
Lenore Harper
Kindle And Me
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Thrifty Mommas Tips
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HOME JOBS BY MOM
Mom To Grandma
Savvy Sweeper’s Tidbits
Sonya’s Happenings…
Raising My 5 Sons
The Parenting Patch
Java John Z’s
Still Blonde after all these YEARS
Coupons and Freebies Mom
Ava Anne Boutique
Misadventures with Andi
This Mama’s Life
LeahSay’s Views
Filipino Recipes Portal
Hip Mama’s Place

ONE entrant will be selected by the entry form to win $250 PayPal cash OR $250 Amazon e-gift card. Open for entry WW, 18 years and older from 04/01/17 at 12:01 a.m. ET thru 04/22/17 at 11:59 p.m. ET. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. The winner will have 24 hours to respond to notification email to claim their prize or a new winner will be selected. See Rafflecopter for official rules. The Kids Did It & The Mommy Island are responsible for sending the winner their prize via PayPal or Amazon. The winner has the option of choosing between PayPal and an Amazon gift card.

 

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What’s in your Bag? GIVEAWAY

Hyland’s is proud to be a leader in offering safe and effective medicines for the entire family and I am proud to be working with Hyland’s on this amazing giveaway they’re hosting!  The What’s In Your Bag?” Giveaway has three bags to enter to win: A Baby Beach Bag, a Day-Trip Kid Bag and a Natural Fashionista Mom Bag. There is also a $100 VISA Gift Card per bag! They’ve provided me with products to try and share my feedback with you.

Click on the photo for the bags, choose one or all and you’ll be in for a treat! Each bag offers an interactive overview of each product up for grabs. You can also enter to win each bag and each bag winner will get a $100 Visa gift card as well.

Baby Beach Bag:

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Kid Day-Trip Bag:

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Natural Fashionista Mom Bag:

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Let’s take a look at some of the brand’s and what my fav’s are!

Hyland’s is well known for its homeopathic remedies and trusted by parents everywhere. I know people will know their teething tablets, but I’m the biggest fan of their Cold N’ Cough medicine. It’s safe for ages 2+ and seems to really help when my kids have colds. I’ve used it the last year since they’ve put it into stores.

Noyah prides itself on 2 things. HEALTH & BEAUTY combined. With all natural beauty products, you can feel good about the products you’re buying. Even better, right now, for every item you purchase and tag online, Noyah will donate a lip balm to the homeless.
SheaMoisture offers some wonderful alternatives to your everyday lotions like b&b and Vaseline. It’s amazing smelling and keeps your skin glowing all day.
Goddess Garden has some bad-ass products! Essential oils, sun repair products and sun screens. They even have a monthly subscription box if oils that are hand picked for you. Everything is free shipping over $35!

Babyganics offers a wide range of organic items for baby. The most well known, and one I love the most is their hand sanitizer. We were stocked on this for both of my children as babies and no one was allowed to touch or hold them until they sanitized! The best part is there is virtually no harsh smell and no alcohol drying out your skin so it’s safe to use as often as you want.
Jack ‘n Jill is representing with the all natural baby toothpaste. I wish i had this when my children were infants. Starting healthy habits young are key.
Ella’s Kitchen has the squeezable foods that are easy for parents and yummy for children. My kids were never a fan of the squeeze pouches unfortunately but I’ve always envied those who has kids who were. Easy to throw in your diaper bag and go!

Ishga Organic Skincare has provided some of the top skin care products to the US. Ish-what? Foreign is usually a sign that it might be some undiscovered secret to us Americans and these Scottish Seaweed skincare products are going to be all the new rage.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hyland’s and Promotional Partners. Uses for Hyland’s products are based on traditional homeopathic practice. They have not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.

 

 

Orange Creamsicle Souffle with Nellie’s Free Range Eggs + FREE Egg Giveaway

Anyone who knows me knows that I love to cook. I love trying new recipes and putting my own spin on things.

Have you seen the video’s floating around? You know, the one’s with the amazing desert and entree’s? They make it look so simple, and I cannot help but think “Pinterest Fail” when I see some of the technique’s they do.

One that caught my eye recently is the little souffles made inside of lemons. They are so fancy and decadent, yet so simply put together. I knew I had to try it. Luckily, I had a bag of navel oranges I just purchased, and my Nellie’s Free Range Eggs I got to try, and I wanted to put my own creative spin on it.

Orange Creamsicle Souffle’s. Yes.

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Using the Nellie’s eggs felt so right. The best of the best, inside such a fancy-smancy desert. They look so fresh, and the packaging is awesome as well. It is a cute little plastic on plastic carton that helps protect the eggs inside from getting smooshed. They are natural, free range eggs, not that other crap, so they are a little more pricey (they were $4.49 a dozen at my local grocery store).

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I used 4 fairly large navel oranges for this recipe (pictured above). Here is what you need;

  • 4 Oranges
  • 2 tbs All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar (divided 1/4 & 1/4)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tbs Milk
  • Zest from oranges
  • 3 eggs (separated)

Using Nellie’s Free Range Eggs, divide all 3 eggs into 2 bowls – egg whites in one, egg yolks in the other.

I put the egg whites into the mixing bowl so I can get the meringue started. You have to whisk the egg whites an 1/4 cup of sugar until soft peaks form. I let that run while I started the rest.

I took each orange an cut the bottoms just a bit to make them flat so I can stand them up straight without falling over or rolling around. Then, I cut the tops off, an dug out the insides as neatly as I could (watch you do not poke any holes in the orange peel!) Then I put the pulp inside of small strainer and squeezed out the juices. Feel free to eat all of the yummy left over pulp!

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Now, mix a 1/4 of the juice from the oranges, and the Vanilla extract & milk. Add this to the egg yolk, flour, and remaining 1/4 white sugar. Whisk and then add to a double boiler or in my case, a heat safe bowl over a pot of boiling water. The key is to keep whisking until the egg mixture thickens up real nice. Then, remove it from the heat, and continue to whisk until the mixture cools. It should be nice an smooth without lumps.

Then, when your meringue has soft peaks, fold it slowly  into the cooled egg mixture. The last step is to pour this mixed into your open orange shells a little more then half way. They will rise significantly, so do not overfill!

Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes or until the tops have browned a bit. Then top with powdered sugar and serve warm or cooled.

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Enter to WIN 2 Dozen of Nellie’s Free Range Eggs

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To find out where to buy Nellie’s Free Range Eggs in your area, check here;

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Oh, and Happy Egg Month! You didn’t know May was national egg month? Now you do!

*I was given the eggs for free to use in this recipe by Nellie’s Free Range Eggs. All opinions and photos are my own.

If you’re not already familiar, Nellie’s is committed to providing better lives for hens, which means better eggs for you and your family! Coming from the first Certified Humane® farm in the country, Nellie’s girls (aka hens) are never caged and have as much, or as little, access to outside as they want.  Nellie’s also supports a network of small family farms, unlike competitors with massive factory-farm set ups.

Emblem3 at iPlay America Giveaway

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Emblem3’s Wake Up Tour to Shake Things Up at iPlay America June 30 and I have 4 passes to give away to you!

Enter > > > HERE  < < <Screenshot_2016-05-12-08-32-29-1.pngFreehold, NJ — Emblem3 will be LIVE at iPlay America on Thursday, June 30, 2016. Emblem3 gained national attention on The X-Factor USA’s second season when they signed with Simon Cowell’s record label. Now fans can see Emblem3 playing their signature style of American reggae-pop at iPlay America’s Event Center on Thursday, June 30. Tickets are priced from $25 to $350 and are on sale now. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Show at 6:30 p.m. For tickets go to iPlayAmerica.com/Emblem3.

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Emblem3 is a fun and exciting band that consists of brothers Wesley and Keaton Stromberg, and Drew Chadwick who originally hail from Sequim, Washington. 2016 is shaping up to be an amazing year for Emblem3. The band has reunited after a break up and is back and stronger than ever with a new EP called Waking Up that also is the name of their new tour. Their single Nowwhich came out on last month, is a song for their fans that tells the story of the bands break up and why they are back together and looking forward to bigger and better things. The band is energized, focused, and just made a special guest appearance on ABC’s hit situation comedy Dr. Ken.

Emblem3 has fans excited! Their new EP is fantastic,” said Jessica Schwartz, vice president of sales and marketing for iPlay America. “This is a band that has always had a great look and sound and a tremendous energy that crowds love. When we heard that they were back together and launching a new tour, we knew that we wanted them back at iPlay America.”

About iPlay America

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New Jersey’s Original Indoor Boardwalk

From the moment guests step inside iPlay America, they enter a world of fun like no other. iPlay America, the indoor city, recreates the Jersey Shore from more than 30,000-feet of Boardwalk space and mid-way style games people loved as kids, to the asphalt city streets complete with two-story buildings, mailboxes, fire hydrants, benches and more to create the feel of downtown. ALWAYS free to enter, guests can access affordable play packages for all of the rides and attractions iPlay America has to offer in their 115,000 square feet of space. Visitors can race on the iPA Speedway go karts, challenge their friends to an epic battle of laser tag in the two-level Cosmic Battle Laser Tag Experience (largest in Central New Jersey!), spin around in the bumper cars and take flight on Kite Flyer, as well as other favorite rides. The 4-D Theatre is a multi-sensory movie experience not to be missed and the HUGE Arcade has something for everyone with over 200 of the newest and hottest games including classics like skee-ball and air hockey. To satisfy everyone’s appetite, iPlay America offers Boardwalk style fare from hot dogs and pizza, to cotton candy and funnel cakes as well as Broadway Sweets, the BEST candy store in Central New Jersey. Sit and relax on the Game Time Bar & Grill porch that overlooks City Square. Enjoy delicious favorites on its American menu, specialty cocktails, and signature creations by Executive Chef Joe Raiola, a season five “Chopped” champion. Guests can watch their favorite team play on over 20 different flat screen TVs and 3 large screen projectors. iPlay America also offers a special discount to veterans and active military personnel. No matter who wants to have fun — or how they want to play — iPlay America is the place toGet Inside the Fun!

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iPlay America is located on Route 9 at 110 Schanck Road in Freehold, New Jersey. iPlay America won New Jersey Monthly’s 2014 Best of New Jersey, Kids Destination and Amusement Parks. iPlay America also received a 2013 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and won the Asbury Park PressBest of Monmouth County honors for Best Indoor Theme Park and Best Candy Store.

Win 4 tickets to the show (Value $100)!
Enter > > > HERE

Personalized – On The Day You Were Born Childrens Book

Have you heard of the old favorite childrens book “On The Day You Were Born” by Debra Frasier? Well I have fantastic news! I See Me is able to PERSONALIZE it! You can start personalizing your very own copy of the original book along with a photo of your child starting April 7th 2016! You can order by clicking HERE or you can enter my giveaway to win a book of your own!

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If you need something for a Christmas gift, a birthday, a baby shower or congratulatory gift, or even just a special memory from mom and dad, I suggest you check out I See Me! and see what other treasures they have.

I See Me! offers personalized books and gifts for all celebrations from birth to 12 years old. Our mission is to increase self-esteem in children through personalized books that celebrate the uniqueness of each child. The goal of our books is to show each child how absolutely unique and special he or she is, to teach the child how to spell his or her name, and to build vocabulary skills.
We have a new book scheduled to be released 4/7.   On The Day You Were Born is now personalized!  This special personalized version was created especially for I See Me! and celebrates your child’s birth.
On the Day You Were Born, written and illustrated by Debra Frasier, is considered a modern children’s classic. The lyrical text welcomes your child to the every day miracles of planet Earth – the sun, moon, North Star, wind, rain, tides and the circle of people awaiting each child. With over one million copies in print, this book has been present for the arrival of newborns, birthdays from one to ninety one, as well as school celebrations and church events. Welcome a special baby to the world with the beautiful, award-winning celebration of new life by Debra Frasier.

I See Me will always have a special place in my heart.

My son received a personalized book from my late great aunt when he was born in 2008. I was unfamiliar with the company, and was so excited to see his personalized “My very own name” book. Unfortunately, she had misspelled his first name, as there are multiple spellings of it. They had great, no, excellent customer service. She had called to explain the misspelling of the name on her part, and without any issues, they re-sent a new book with the correct spelling and said to keep the other book as well.
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I kept the other book for him to play with and see the pictures, he was young and I knew it may get damaged throughout the years. I kept the new book with the correct spelling locked away with my other sentimental stuff.

All books are unique and specially created based on the letters of the name and the book that you choose. Therefore, none of the books are the same and can be given to siblings to cherish their own stories.

Another option is whether to have it sent in a gift box or not. Mine was in a gift box, and has a cute gold tie on it. I think it adds a little extra to the book, and makes sure it has somewhere safe to stay. There is an additional fee for the gift packaging of $5.95.

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When you first go to their website, you’ll be greeted with the option of giving your email address to receive future promotional information about them, as well as a 20% off coupon code to new members – which is awesome!

They have virtual book tours which can definitely be a plus. You can make sure the book is exactly what you want it to be for your unique child.

For your chance to win your own personalized book from I SEE ME, enter now;
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GOOD LUCK!

Broadway Playhouse – Ticket Giveaway!

I am honored to be able to assist you in introducing your child to Broadway musicals! Enter here for a chance to win tickets to the March 6th show (details on the showing below).

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BROADWAY PLAYHOUSE

Kids love musicals! The family-friendly Broadway Playhouse performances introduce young theater fans age 4-11 to Broadway classics through mini musicals, medleys, games and sing-alongs. This season, children will discover the great 1950s songwriting duo Richard Adler & Jerry Ross (Damn Yankees, The Pajama Game); the groundbreaking Dorothy Fields (Sweet Charity), Broadway’s first woman lyricist; and rock legend Elton John (The Lion King). Some kids will be invited on stage to roar with Simba from The Lion King or play baseball with the devil from Damn Yankees! Hosted by Sean Hartley, Broadway Playhouse features music director Jihwan Kim and stars Jason Robinson, Martin Landry, Kathryn Markey and Gabrielle Stravelli.

 

2016 Performances:

Sun, Feb 7, 2016, 11 am

Broadway Playhouse: Dorothy Fields

Broadway’s first woman lyricist wrote more than 400 songs for Broadway musicals and films, paving the way for the likes of Lynn Ahrens (Seussical) and Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home). She wrote classics like “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” and “On the Sunny Side of the Street” and won the 1936 “Best Song” Oscar for “The Way You Look Tonight,” a collaboration with Jerome Kern. This family-friendly celebration of one of Broadway’s greatest woman writers features songs from the musicals Sweet Charity, Seesaw, Redhead and A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, and the Hollywood films Swing Time and Roberta.

 

Sun, Mar 6, 2016, 11 am (THIS IS THE GIVEAWAY SHOW)

Broadway Playhouse: Elton John

Broadway musicals are known for memorable songs that feature big production numbers with lots of glitz, glam and show-stopping moments. So it’s no surprise that when one of rock music’s most entertaining and successful performers turned his attention to Broadway, the results were phenomenal. Join the as we explore Elton John’s recipe for Great White Way success – inspirational stories that feature mega-watt style. Come roar with Simba from The Lion King and sing along to hits from Aida and Billy Elliot.

 

Kaufman Music Center is New York’s go-to place for music education and performance.

It’s where music lovers, from curious fans to renowned performers, come together to explore their musical passions. Founded in 1952 as a community music school, today’s Kaufman Music Center is one of the city’s most vibrant cultural organizations and home to Merkin Concert Hall; Lucy Moses School, New York’s largest community arts school; and Special Music School, a groundbreaking K-12 public school for musically gifted children.

Merkin Concert Hall
at Kaufman Music Center

129 West 67th Street

New York, NY 10023

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BROADWAY PLAYHOUSE

 

Tickets at KaufmanMusicCenter.org/MCH or 212 501 3330.

3-concert Broadway Playhouse subscription: $50

2+ concerts (any combination of Broadway Playhouse and Poppy Seed Players): $17 per ticket

Single tickets: $20

Broadway Playhouse: Richard Adler & Jerry Ross

One of the great songwriting duos of the 1950s, Richard Adler and Jerry Ross hit the Broadway big time with three wildly successful shows in three years: Damn Yankees, The Pajama Game and John Murray Anderson’s Almanac. Their partnership was cut short when Adler died tragically in 1955 at the age of 29, but their shows have lived on in film adaptations as well as numerous revivals. Come visit the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory, where Love is on strike, and find out if “Whatever Lola Wants Lola Gets”!