May 1, 2015

Kitchen Aid & Van's Giveaway

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Wahoo! At the Kerr house one of our very favorite things to do is try new recipes. I was very excited to receive this chance to share some of the new things we're trying out this week so you can try it too. Let me know what you think. It looks wonderful!

Now a word from Van's:
Hi from Van’s! As you probably know, May is Celiac Awareness Month, and we at Van’s would like to mark the occasion by sharing five of our favorite gluten-free swaps – and by offering the chance to win a Gluten-Free Gift Pack, including a Kitchen-Aid Mixer (entry form & contest rules located at the bottom of this post).
At Van’s, we are committed to providing wholesome, delicious options for a wide variety of dietary needs. That’s why we have worked for years to provide nutritious, whole-grain options for our gluten-free fans – starting with our waffles and expanding in recent years to our crackers, snack bars, cereals, chips, granola and even pasta. As our gluten-free line expands, one of our favorite things is seeing all the creative ways our fans use Van’s gluten-free foods as ingredient substitutes to make delicious gluten-free dishes good enough for the whole family to enjoy. Here are our top-five gluten-free substitutions from some of our talented blog partners:
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  cerealtreats
  gluttenfreecrackersforbread 
  gluttenfreestrussle
  wafflesandwich
  crushedcrackerquiche

 Now for the giveaway! One lucky winner will win a Kitchen Aid 4 Qt Mixer and a Van's Gift pack. Total prize value is $375! So head below for your chance to enter to win. Giveaway ends on 5/17 at 11:59pm EST. This giveaway is open to US only and you must be 18+over to enter. Good luck!!

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Sponsored by Van's Natural Food
Hosted by Conservamom
This is a sponsored post written by Van’s International Foods, Inc. and facilitated by ConservaMom 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. Van's will be responsible for product fulfillment to winner(s) of the giveaway. For questions on this giveaway or to see your product featured in an Event you can contact Elia At Conservamom

April 29, 2015

FatCats Bowling and More

FatCats is your number one stop for great entertainment! At FatCats we have created an unique experience that will bring you back time and time again! What other place can you have this much fun under one roof? At FatCats you can bowl, play mini golf and have a giant slice of Pepperoni pizza. Don't forget that each center has a full service arcade, with some of the latest and greatest games. Visit our website to find a location Near you! 

No other place around is better for your event than FatCats. Whether your event is corporate, family, school or charitable, FatCats will take the work and stress from off your shoulders and make your event an experience that is sure to bring you back. Check out our website or call a location near you to book an event packages that fits your budget. Brace yourself for an experience you won't forget!

Fat Cats offers the ultimate birthday party experience for kids of all ages! Great fun and Great prices! Our party specialists will take care of everything for you. FatCats is the nation's number one party destination with exciting activities. Don't wait, Sign up at http://www.fatcatsfun.com/free_stuff for your next Children's Birthday party and we will send you a free Birthday gift!

Buy 1 Get 1 FREE During Thunder Alley at Fat Cats Fun. Some restrictions apply. 

April 27, 2015

Snuggles with Baby #UltraHug

There is nothing more special then spending time with your little one. I can't tell you how often I have looked at my older children and wondered where the time has gone. I wish I could make them small and cuddle with them again. Thankfully we live in an age where we can preserve these memories with photos.

Now I'm not the best at photography, but I still have a ton of really fun photos to remember my kids and our fun times with. The only way I generally get in the photos is if we're taking selfies, an experience in itself. As my photos scroll through on my screensaver I can see a whole line of great memories we have created as a family. We love to participate in activities together and there are so many great ones.

I've got photos of us at home, in the yard, at church, but one of my very favorites is this photo of the girls and I at the local Farmer's Market. This particular photo was taken just after baby G joined our family last summer. It was one of our first trips out and the kids and I had a blast at the market! For us the Farmer's Market is a great place to meet friends, try new things, and enjoy a sunny Saturday morning. My kids favorite part is always getting a free sample of popcorn. We also enjoy learning about the animals and fruit and vegetable products that are there. All of the vendors love sharing their knowledge and it's a great way to see unique foods and learn how to cook them from the experts but my very favorite part is that I love seeing all the beautiful crafts that can be found there. There is one lady often there that makes beautiful lamps out of recycled glass bottles. It's always amazing to see what new designs she comes up with.

Currently Huggies is bringing selfies to a whole new level of fun with their #UltraHug project. Participating is easy! Simply take a selfie of you and your baby and use #UltraHug and nominate the community project of your choice on Instagram or Twitter. From April 20th until June 25th, 2015, Huggies will be accepting all of these photos and featuring them in a collage on the project page. On July 6th, voting will begin to narrow down the 20 finalists to 10 winners who will receive a $2000 grant from Huggies for their nominated community initiative. Here are a few inspirational ideas to get you started.


Now make sure you go enter your favorite community place or project to win and thank Huggies Diapers at Walmart for the great opportunity! 


April 19, 2015

Spring Potty Training

With spring finally in the air it's time to begin another season at the Kerr house. It's actually a season that is ready to start again - potty training time.

I've been waiting very anxiously for F to be ready to potty train and she is just about there. As we get started, here are some of my favorite tips that I learned from the boys. While they are fresh on my mind I figured I would share.

  1. Try to potty train when it's warm. I like to leave my kids either bare butt or with just undies and it seems a little extra mean to do that during the cold months of winter.
  2. Set a timer. Yes, we all loose track of time, setting a timer is an easy way to make sure that your child is going potty. When we first start we use the Pampered Chef Clock Timer so I can remind the little one to go potty on a regular basis. Later on we switch to the Itzbeen Personal Baby Care Timer so I can keep track of how long since they last went and encourage them to go if it's been too long.
  3. Build a reward system. Every child is different but by this point in your child's life you probably have a pretty good idea of what motivates them. At our house each of our children has had a different reward for successfully using the potty. Some things we have used are treats, stickers, and "potty dances". All can be fun!
  4. Plan to stay home. For many of us this is the hard part but if you can plan 3-7 days to stay home with your child during the beginning of this time things will go a whole lot smoother. Simple things like automatically flushing toilets and bathrooms that aren't conveniently located can throw a wrench in the best potty training techniques.
  5. Invest in a stool that works. This is the one piece of equipment that you shouldn't go without. Everyone has different opinions on small potty chairs vs. potty seats for the big toilet but at some point your child will transition to a regular toilet and having a good stool is an important part of that transition. At our house we have used the Little Looster with great success.
No matter the age or your parenting style, potty training can be a difficult but rewarding stage of life. To learn more great potty training tips please join Pampers on April 21st from 9-10pm EST as they host a Twitter Party with Dr. Laura Jana, pediatrician, award-winning parenting book author and potty training expert who co-authored to Its You and Me Against the Pee…and the Poop, Too! RSVP here: http://vite.io/doubledutydivas

You should also enter to win this potty training prize package from Pampers by filling out the form below. Good luck!




This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Pampers
I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.

April 8, 2015

Between Now and Never by Laura Johnston + Giveaway

Between now and foreverBetween Now and Never by Laura Johnston Buh boom, buh boom. My heart thrusts with a force that takes me by surprise. Telling me something I don’t understand. A splitting pain, a longing to slip back under. They tell me I was in a hit-and-run, but I can’t remember what happened that night. All I know is that I woke up with pictures in my pocket, a card from one of those photo booths in the mall. And I’m in the pictures. Cody Rush. Me and… Julianna. Her brother was there that night, and my dad, the FBI agent, was the one who put her mom behind bars. What’s the connection? And why won’t Julianna talk to me now? Somehow, she holds the key to it all, and getting close–real close—to her for the answers I need will be no hardship at all…


Praise for Between Now & Never “A romance that will keep teens turning pages.” ~ Janette Rallison "This was a lot different than I was expecting and I was honestly surprised with how much I enjoyed it. The cover led me to believe this would be a cute, love story but it was a suspenseful and gripping read." ~ Review from Goodreads “Best book I read all year! On the edge of your seat suspense, heartwarming romance, and characters to cheer for—Between Now and Never is one you won’t want to miss.” ~Kelly Nelson, author of The Keeper’s Saga "I had the privilege to read BETWEEN NOW AND NEVER when it was in manuscript form. I loved loved loved it from page one! Laura Johnson is such a talented author -- really looking forward to reading more of her work!" ~Kay Lynn Mangum, author of The Secret Journal of Brett Colton  
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Author Laura Johnston Laura Johnston lives in Utah with her husband and two children. Growing up with five siblings, a few horses, peach trees, beehives and gardens, she developed an active imagination and always loved a good story. She fell in love with the young adult genre both through her experience in high school as well as her job later as a high school teacher. Laura enjoys running, playing tennis, sewing, traveling, writing, and above all, spending time with her husband and kids.



$25 Blog Tour giveaway


Blog Tour Giveaway $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Ends 4/26/15 

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

April 2, 2015

Discover Dropprice + $175 Target Giveaway

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Price ChartWho doesn't love to get the best price on kids products? Here's your chance to find the best Baby & Kids products around and drop their price. Best of all you get rewarded for sharing it with friends and having them drop the price as well! Dropprice is an innovative startup that rewards moms for being social. Essentially, they empower moms to drop prices of kids & baby products with a click. The price continues dropping as more moms click “Drop the price”. Every week new promotions are launched and moms drop prices by sharing them on social media. See the chart below to understand the power moms have and how important it is to share with other moms. Moms can visit the link and click to “Drop the price" of the Melissa & Doug Shopping Cart. For example, in today’s promotion for the Shopping Cart, it started out at $69.99 and for each mom that clicks, the price drops a bit. The price will continue to drop for each mom that participates until it reaches $44.00 (37% off). This promotion also includes free shipping anywhere in the US!

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Participants have the option to share on social media to get more moms to click “Drop the price”, or they can “Buy Now” for whatever price the item has been dropped to at that time. This is such a fun and exciting way for moms to save lots of money by collaborating with each other. You're rewarded for sharing products you love because the price continues dropping as more moms collaborate. It's that simple! You like a product, you share it with friends and you all drop the price together making it a win/win for all!

All you have to do is help moms drop the price on this Melissa & Doug Shopping Cart and you will be entered to WIN a $175 Target gift card. Just click “Drop the price” on the widget below for a chance to win. For even more entries, share it on your social media networks via the widget — every time one of your friends also clicks to drop the price, you’ll automatically receive additional giveaway entries!
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This giveaway is open to US residents only 18 and over. This giveaway ends on 4/24/2015.

 
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

April 1, 2015

Body After Baby Giveaway!

I've teamed up with Ashley over at Spit Up is the New Black for a giveaway packed with products to help you bounce back (and feel good) after having a baby, whether it's been 4 months or 4 years! We have an awesome group of products lined up, from yoga apparel and organic bath and body products to a sleek and fashionable activity tracker and even a jogging stroller. Together, this prize suite is valued at over $950!

#BodyAfterBaby Prize Suite:
ONE lucky winner will win ALL of the items listed above! To enter to win this suite of prizes, please use the entry form below. Open to residents of the contiguous US states and D.C. ages 18+. Giveaway closes 4/30/15 at 11:59PM ET. Good luck!

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter. Prizes to be fulfilled by the following participating companies: Cirrus Fitness, Naples Soap Company, Soybu, Hold Your Haunches, Greenlite Meals, Abdominal Connections, Misfit, and Healthy Surprise. All prizes in prize suite are subject to vary based on inventory and may be replaced with a similar product. Colors may vary. Spit Up is the New Black and the participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations. Open to residents of the contiguous US & D.C. ages 18+.