July 1, 2015

Big Announcement x 2 + Giveaway!

Guess what...
Our 7 is becoming 8!

We are so excited about this new step in our lives! Children bring such joy and happiness to a family. I don't know what I would do without my crew.  

Today we are also excited to announce that we have partnered with Pampers in unavailing it's new #BetterForBaby campaign. I am excited about this program because it recognizes how babies have a natural ability to bring out the best in all of us and reminds us that we should do our part to make life better for them. As part of the campaign, Pampers has created a video that celebrates many of the profound ways babies change the world around them for the better and then asks families to pledge how they will make life #BetterForBaby. You can watch the video and learn how to make your pledge here. So, do you need one more reason to pledge? The Double Duty Divas will be launching a contest starting on June 24th where anyone can tweet a #BetterForBaby pledge during the campaign using #Better4Baby and #B4BDivas along with a link to the video to enter to win an Apple Watch worth $750! We will choose one random winner so be sure and let your readers know! Contest starts June 24th and ends July 15th.
There are lots of things we can pledge to do to help the little ones in our life and around the world. Here are some things that Pampers is doing already.
  • protecting premature babies
  • helping families in need through product donations
  • preventing maternal and neonatal tetanus
  • reducing their environmental impact
If you want to learn more about what Pampers is doing and how you can help then make sure that you can check them out on twitter, Facebook, or YouTube or join us for the Pampers #BetterForBaby Twitter Party on Wednesday, July 8th from 9-10pm EST as we discuss how to make like #BetterForBaby! RSVP here for you chance to win great prizes including:

  • Magic Bullet Baby Bullet Baby Care System ($60), Pampers/wipes 
  • PUR Baby White Vertical Faucet Mount and Filter ($25), Replacement Filters ($20), Pampers/wipes 
  • $100 TOMS GC (a great company that gives back), Pampers/wipes 
  • $300 VISA GC 
  • Pampers/wipes
Now, are you ready for one more chance to win? We are excited to be giving one Kerrific reader an amazing #BetterForBaby prize package including:

  • Pampers Swaddlers and Wipes ($15) 
  • Magic Bullet Baby Bullet Baby Care System ($60) 
  • Spring Floral Scarf ($20)
  • Reusable BPA Free water bottle ($7) 
To enter simply use the form below. Good luck!





This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Pampers. I received product free of charge, but all opinions are 100% mine.

June 30, 2015

Beauty Week for Mom

I know Mother's Day was a while ago but I just love spoiling mom. Yes, both me and my own mom. I've found some amazing new products recently that I wanted to share with you as great just-because gifts to make your beautiful mom feel special.

If you want a simple gift then you should think about 42 BEES Slant Tip Tweezers or Easy Press Clippers. Both are things that the mom in your life probably uses every day and looses regularly. She'll be very appreciative of this thoughtful but practical gift as both of these items are top quality and will help her become her best beautiful self!
If you want to add a little to this special gift then Anaiti's Age Defying Face Cream and/or Moisturizer Cream would be a perfect addition to this gift. These are both amazing creams that will make your mom fill pampered and loved. 

And if you want to go really over the top and spoil mom then add some Stretch Mark Cream to the mix. This is an amazing product that will help your mom feel like herself again as it helps to heal years of scars. She'll be so appreciative of this special gift to spoil herself - and no one else.
Happy Shopping!

June 18, 2015

Father's Day at Best Buy - Part 2

So the other day I told you about what we're getting our dad for Father's Day and why I'm super excited about it. Today, I'd like to give you another fantastic Father's Day gift idea that most any dad would love - drones.

Now, I don't know much about drones other then that my husband thinks they are awesome. Best Buy is the destination for drones, including the new Solo™ by 3DR. Now is the time to explore for Father’s Day.

Solo can the dream drone as it can define its own flight, freeing users to focus on getting the shot. This intelligent drone is also the first to support full control of GoPro® cameras and deliver live HD video either wirelessly to your mobile device or through the controller’s HDMI port for live broadcasts. Isn't that cool?!? Now I think I want one too.

You can pick up your very own Solo drone at Best Buy today. I don't know who will be more excited you, your kids, or your husband...


The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card 
and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

June 12, 2015

Stubb Bar-B-Q Sauce Grilling Tips + Giveaway

rockygrillingNow that the warmer weather is upon us, it’s prime time to get out and barbecue. Rocky Stubblefield, Stubb’s Legendary Bar-B-Q brand ambassador and grandson of founder C.B. “Stubb” Stubblefield, offers a few tips and recipes he’s picked up over the years to make you the grilling hero of any barbecue, family gathering or even weeknight dinner. Stubb’s is the maker of authentic, premium, BBQ sauces, rubs and marinades and was founded by C.B. “Stubb” Stubblefield in 1968.

Stubb didn’t just make barbecue, he made friends, serving up his slow-smoked brisket, cole slaw and beans, all with his wide, trademark smile at his restaurant in Lubbock, Texas. It was during this time that Stubb first began bottling his now famous sauces at the request of his friends
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Rocky’s Grilling Tips
Today, Stubb’s heritage lives on in his legendary sauces, marinades and rubs, continuing to make people feel good all over the world.
  • Use indirect cooking for larger meats (indirect is cooking away from the fire), and direct cooking for smaller meats (direct is cooking over the fire).
  • When marinating, beef chicken and pork can be marinated up to two days in a refrigerator. You should only marinate seafood for a few hours.
  • When using charcoal, allow coals to ash over before adding meat to the grill.
  • When cooking burgers, make a thumbprint in the middle of the patty before putting it on the grill. This will help the patty come out nice and flat (not puffy in the middle) and the meat will be cooked evenly throughout.
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  • Soak vegetables in cold water before grilling – it keeps them from burning or drying out too fast.
  • For a juicier steak, let your meat rest for at least 10 minutes after it is done to allow the juices that were forced into the center of the meat when cooking to distribute throughout the steak.
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  • Don’t cook ribs ‘til they are falling off the bone – ribs should be grilled until they begin to pull away from the bone, but you should be able to bite into and leave a bite mark as you eat it off the bone. Overcooked ribs become dried out and less flavorful – even a little bit mushy.
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  • Clean grill after every use. You can use a ball of foil or an onion – just cut the onion in half, and while the grill is heating up, rubs the onion across it. The juices from the onion clean the grill and get it ready for use.

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Now for the fun part! Head below for your chance to enter the giveaway below to win a personalized grilling set, Stubb’s branded spatula Stubb’s heavy duty, hand-carved cedar wood cutting board, Stubb’s hat, bag, T-shirt and $30 in Stubb’s coupons this fantastic set is worth $150! Perfect for making your Fourth of July celebration Legendary!! Giveaway is open to US Resident only and ends on 6/26 at 11:59pm EST.
  

Disclosure:All opinions are 100% mine. This giveaway is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network.. Open US only must be 18+. Confirmed Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be drawn. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor will be responsible for product fulfillment to winner(s) of the giveaway. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. For questions or to see your product featured in an Event you can contact Elia At Conservamom

Father's Day At Best Buy - Part 1

What does your favorite dad want for Father's Day? Our Dad's favorite gift to receive is a chance to make memories with his family. This year, we are doing our classic vacation gift with a bonus of the GoPro HERO+ LCD now available at Best Buy!

This new camera is going to be the perfect addition for all of our family adventures.The GoPro HERO+ LCT includes 1080p60 video, 8MP photos and built-in Wi-Fi, plus the convenience of a touch display. My favorite part of this is that built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® connect to the GoPro App for shot preview, total camera control and easy content sharing to Instagram, Facebook, and more. That means you're going to be able to see even more of our fun adventures quickly and easily - no more waiting to get to the computer!

This week, when you buy your GoPro at Best Buy you can get a free 32GB Extreme Plus memory card or a $50 Best Buy gift card to help make your summer memories last. Go check out these great offers and many more today!


The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

June 9, 2015

Party in Rexburg, ID with Slide the City

You know I'm always on the lookout for fun family and couple events. Recently I was introduced to Slide the City which takes place in towns nationwide and I am very excited that they are coming locally so we can have a fun date activity this summer.

On Saturday, July 11th - East 7th St. in Rexburg, ID will be transformed as participants ride inflatables down this giant slide spanning three city blocks. With music, local vendors, and giveaways, this family friendly event promises to be a highlight of the summer. For a limited time, My readers SAVE 10% with promo code USFAM -- Get your tickets here! Participants can purchase a one, three or unlimited slide pass. Tickets are now available, starting at $13.

A portion of the event proceeds will be donated to Rexburg Rotary Club. Rexburg Rotary Club of Idaho founded on May 1, 1920 is an organization designed to provide service to the community, to the people of the world at large, to professions, and to the club.

Here are some answers to the questions that I had about this fun family event:

Is there an age or height limit?
-All who are over 46 inches tall and over 5 years old are invited to slide, but remember if you're under 18 you'll need to get a sign off from your legal guardians.


Are there group rates available?
-If you have a group with 20 or more participants send us an email.

What do you do to address water conservation?
-Water conservation is also a priority at our events. We strive to have zero environmental impact on the community. The Slide was designed to have zero water loss, and it treats and recycles the water safely and efficiently throughout the day. When permitted, we donate the water back to the community. Methods of disposal include local reclamation centers, parks, golf courses and other places dependent upon local regulations.

Don't forget, my readers will SAVE 10% with promo code USFAM for a limited time Get your tickets today!

Aroma Trees Fragrance Room Sprays


It's crazy how fast your kids grow! I can't believe that my little boys are turning into big boys. #Sigh Sometimes I wish they could stay little forever. One of the things I'm disliking the most is that my house is starting to smell like "big boy" - Ugh! We've tried a lot of different things to try to help the smell but one of the best things we've found so far is Aroma Tree Fragrance Room Sprays.

These sprays are biodegradable, environmentally safe and vegan friendly making them a great solution for most any home. We tried the Fresh Apple Cinnamon scent and the only downside I can find is that it makes me hungry. The scent itself lasted a very long time, over 12 hours in our bathroom,

This is a great solution whether you want to cover up stink like I do or have another need, like staging a home for sale. You can't go wrong with Aroma Trees Fragrance Room Sprays.

May 31, 2015

Come Out & Play Kerrific Giveaway

It's summer! We celebrated this weekend by spending time at Grandma's and getting a little bit sun burnt. Not ideal but now I know which children need sunscreen applied more often this year - D. This year at the store we have some awesome new items and a few that we've had before to help you get ready to enjoy a perfect summer.

One of our favorite new items is our new selection of baby carriers. We have a whole bunch of fun new prints available from Boba including their exclusive #WearAllTheBabies 4G which is one of our favorites!


Of course we've also been adding some new cloth diaper prints. We have new styles and prints that are fabulous! Make sure you head on over to check them out!

We've also added some new cape styles including our highly requested Transformers & Frozen styles.


Swim diapers are another highly requested item for summer that we are excited to have added more styles & brands. I just love these one size swim diapers. And they come in lots of fun prints!

Today we are excited to have partnered with The Mommy Island and The Kids Did It to bring you a fun ready for summer giveaway. Our package this year includes a $15 gift certificate to Kerrific .com. To enter, simply use the form below. Then when you're done make sure you hop along to all the other wonderful blogs participating to see what they have to offer.


May 28, 2015

A Summer Vision


Summer is here and that means it's time to think about summer safety for ourselves and our kids. Most of us think about this as part of our daily routine. It's our goal as parents to keep our kids safe as they ride bikes, swim, play outside, and visit family and friends but how often do we think about protecting the unseen parts of our kids - the insides of their eyes? I know I don't think about it nearly as often as I should.

Unfortunately, we are forgetting to protect a very important part of our children's future. Some of the dangers of UV exposure to the eyes are sunburned eyes, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration. That's some pretty serious consequences for a danger with a fairly simple solution. So what do we need to do? Add sunglasses to our daily dress routine.

What are the most important times and places to make sure you're equipped with  the coolest shades? Anytime your outside is a good start but here are a few things that the vision council wants to mention that you might not have thought of causing more trouble for your eyes.


And here are some tips they suggest for helping you pick out the perfect pair of shades for yourself and your little ones. Remember, if you follow these three simple guides you'll be sure to find something that works well for your lifestyle.


For more tips and tricks on caring for your eyes so they last a lifetime make sure you check out The Vision Council's webiste. They provided this information and have a ton more available to help you care for a very important part of you body. They have everything from statistics, to tips to buying glasses, to lists of all the hottest trends. You'll be very glad you stopped by!