July 31, 2014

Nanoblocks For Big Boys + Giveaway

Have you ever had one of those moments where you just needed to be a kid again and sit down with your favorite toy? At our house we have the classics that I love to play with my kids - who am I kidding, we know it's here for me. At our house those toys include yo-yo's, Frisbees, puzzles, and, of course, blocks. Recently, E and I had the chance to try out a new kind of block, the Nanoblock.

Nanoblock is a mico-sized building block system with its smallest piece being a mere 4mm x 4mm x 5mm. How small is that you as? Check this out!

Yes, they are that little but we have had so much fun playing with them. So what do I love about Nanoblocks? Here are the highlights.
  1. They have great sets that everyone will love - my personal favorite are the Sites to See.
  2. Prices are very reasonable - make sure you watch for the sale items!
  3. They are small - meaning that I can store them in a tiny space away from the children.
  4. They are available at Target - my favorite place to shop.
  5. I finally have a set of blocks that is just for me!

Right now there are two big opportunities to win with Nanoblocks. The first way is through the Build it Your Way Competition. They are accepting entries through September 1st and prizes include a $4,000 travel voucher, iPod nanos, and Nanoblock sets.

The other way to win is right here at Kerrific. To enter simply use the form below. Good luck!

Rock Your Workout Event Giveaway!

Summer is almost over but that doensn't mean that we are out of time to get fit. I know I'm just starting my journey at loosing weight after baby which is why I am excited to share this fun giveaway with you! Watch for more info in the near future on how you can share in my weight loss journey. I'm excited to get started and would love to hear your success stories along the way!

MPG is a brand of clothing which fuses fashion sensibility with performance function.

In our drive to develop the ultimate active apparel, we have achieved garments that feel and look so great on, you will want to wear them for everyday use. MPG has effectively blurred the lines between fashion and performance.

Truly powerful action is the result of an equally passionate vision and drive to achieve. Behind the energy for perfection surges the will to attain it. In recognizing this balance, MPG has developed a line of clothing that seamlessly blends fashion and function, design and performance. The results are richly detailed pieces with a technical edge — an entire collection unparalleled in conception and construction. MPG, inspired by the smooth, strong movements of performers such as athletes and dancers, celebrates the drive, dedication and perseverance of these phenomenal individuals. MPG applauds their unyielding pursuit of excellence, through sacrifice and discipline, with respect and admiration. The brand’s versatility allows for more than just function; it embodies style and comfort by offering a range of clothing to suit any activity in any environment, at the apex of vision and vigor. We welcome you to experience the World of MPG.

MPG has offered not 1 but 3 prizes of YOUR choice of top, bottom, jacket and tote! This prize is available for both MALES and FEMALES ! Prizes are also open to USA/CAN!!!
  • MUST reside in USA or Canada (void where prohibited such as Quebec)
  • ONE entry per household
  • ends august 14/14
  • you have 2 days to claim prize or another winner will be chosen!
  • fill out form CORRECTLY ( I will be checking all entries)
  • facebook, twitter, participating bloggers, etc are NOT liable in anyway!
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Disclaimer: MPM was compensated for this giveaway. ALL other participating bloggers DID NOT receive any compensation for this giveaway. MPG is the ONLY one responsible for the prizes. Facebook, twitter, pinterest etc is NOT responsible or liable in ANYWAY for this giveaway! If you want to work with Mom Powered Media (MPG) or have any questions please message Natasha at natasha@mompoweredmedia.com ! Good luck guys!

July 30, 2014

Back 2 School In Style - MPM

Aloetree is a brand new organic children’s clothing line with a mission to give back to kids and raise funds to prevent child trafficking. This clothing line is not only gorgeous and perfect for any little one in your life but it has special characters that tell a special story of a different eco-system and unique and positive quality.

Rachel Florio-Urso is the Founder of Celebrity Baby Trends, a Television Producer, On-Air Personality, CEO of Rachel Florio PR and a Mother of six as well as a humanitarian that loves to give back. Rachel is an expert in the Parenting industry and knows what's hot for tots and their family. We {HEART} Celebrity Baby Trends and you will too!

Ibiley Uniforms & More celebrates the sense of community, education and progress through the development of refined dress codes for your organization! At Ibiley, you can find high quality, comfortable and easy to care uniforms, corporate wear, scrubs and more! Serving customers nationally make sure and check out their fantastic selection!

The Ultimate Green Store provides a collection of many of the finest environmentally friendly products for you, your home, office, kids and even your pets! The Ultimate Green Store carries products from many of the world’s leading manufacturers and designers of sustainable, natural, organic, recycled, eco-friendly goods- products that are made with your health and the health of our planet in mind.

Yala is about making simple, elegant clothes from the heart, for the planet. Living well is always in style. Proudly welcoming the dreamers, the believers and the seekers. Come stand with us. Facing the warm sunshine. True clothes you can live in. Elegant. Sustainable. Comfortable. It's that simple.

Forever 21 is the authority on fashion & the go-to retailer for the latest trends, must-have styles & the hottest deals. Shop dresses, tops, tees, leggings & more. Now also carrying plus sizes!

Tea Collection carries the best modern, designer children's clothing for babies, girls and boys in sizes newborn to age 12. Kids and baby clothes for little citizens of the world. Shop their worldly collections today.

Gymboree has been dressing children since 1986. The brand's fashionable clothing and accessories are designed and crafted to withstand rugged play while letting kids be kids in outfits they love to wear. Gymboree currently operates more than 600 stores in the U.S. and Canada, as well as an online store at www.gymboree.com.

Ten winners will receive one of the following $100 Gift Cards: Aloe Tree, AMEX, Ibiley, The Ultimate Green Store, Yala Designs, Forever 21, Gymboree, Target or American Eagle.
Giveaway ends August 19 at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. Excludes Quebec. Only one entrant per household, per address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Enter using the giveaway form below. Good luck!


This BTS event was organized by Mom Powered Media and special guest Conservamom. Stop by and say hello to our co-hosting bloggers: Monica's Rants, Raves & ReviewsMy Mommy BrainFinger Click SaverBarbara's BeatMemoirs of a Clueless WomanA Medic's World and Iowa Mom.

Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. Void where prohibited by law. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this sweepstakes. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. Contact teri@mompoweredmedia.com if you have any additional questions or comments.


July 29, 2014

Fancy Feast® #LoveABowl

Tracking PixelYou all see the smiley faces of my kids all the time but did you know that we have some other faces that we love at our house too? Because five kids isn't enough we also have three dogs and two cats all of whom we love dearly.

Because we love our pets we like to not only provide them with the best food we can but we also like to splurge on the occasional treat. For the dogs this is easy because they love ham bones and carrots which are both amazing treats but for the cats finding a treat they enjoy is a bit more difficult as they are picky eaters. 

Recently our picky eaters had the chance to try Fancy Feast®’s Broths, during this sponsored program, as an after dinner snack and they loved it! I’m so glad that our kitty duo likes the Broths and I see them as a great addition to our cat’s diet.

There are so many things that I love about Fancy Feast® Broths:

  1. They are made without by-products or fillers – this is a huge deal to help guarantee that our best friends are getting the high quality food we want them to. 
  2. The pouches are flat – super helpful for shelf storage. 
  3. They are ready to pour – making them easy to dish and eliminating the sharp edges of cans. 
  4. They come in eight varieties – to keep things from getting dull. 
  5. They have a long shelf life – check out that 2016 expiration date! We all know that I’m a stock up shopper and this means I can keep it around. 

Are you ready to try Fancy Feast® Broths? Leave me a comment with the feature you are most excited to share with your feline friend and then head over here to learn more about Fancy Feast® Broths!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf Fancy Feast®.

July 27, 2014

Beachin Event Giveaway!

We have had a crazy fun summer and I hope that you have too! This week we are excited to be participating in the Beachin' Event which includes a spectacular prize to help you finish out your summer in style!  Andersons Angels, Joy Of Momma Joyner and The More The Merrier love the Summer Season! To celebrate, they have teamed up with an awesome group of bloggers and wonderful sponsors to bring you great products that anyone would need for a great beach trip or beach themed party! ONE WINNER will walk away with this whole prize package worth over $800! 
The Prize Package includes items from these sponsors:
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Block Island Organics – SPF 15 Lotion and After Sun Gel – $46
Dream Team Pets – Dream Pet of Choice – $20
Blue Rhino – Mr BarBQ Grill Tool Set – $
Frogglez - Frogglez Goggles of Choice – $20
The Orb Factory – Make Your Own Glitter Chalk Set – $15
Wusic – Power Bank Charger – $50
Pint Size Projects – Beach Theme Activity Kit – $28
Kiss My Itch Goodbye – Itch Cream – $9
Boogie Board– Jot 8.5 eWriter– $38
Sand Gone – Sand Gone – $15
Margaritaville – Bali Drink Maker – $400
ezydog - dog life vest – $42
Coleman – puddle jumper – $20
Chichanella Bella – Sunkissed Sweetheart Swim Suit & Bonnett – $98
Beach Road Designs - Beach Sheet - $49
So, what do you think? Ready to enter? It’s simple! Just fill out the Giveaway Tools Form below. There are plenty of entry options, and the more you do, the better your chances of winning are!
The Beachin' Event Prize Package is open to all legal residents of the United States who are 18-years-old or older. This event will run from 12:00am EST Monday, July 28, 2014 through 11:59pm EST Monday, August 11, 2014. Best Of Luck!
DIsclosure: Anderson's Angels, Joy Of Momma Joyner, The More The Merrier, and all other participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. The sponsors will send the prizes directly to the winner. We are also not responsible for any unfortunate accidents that result from the use of any of these products.

Back to School Sales & Deals: July 27 - August 2

Staples -

  • Paper Mate Sharpwriter Mechanical Pencils, .7mm 5 pack  $3.79 - $3.79 easy rebate = FREE (limit 1)
  • Staples 8.5"x11" Multipurpose Paper Ream  $7.79 - $3.80 easy rebate - $1.99 In Add Coupon = $2 (limit 1)
  • 25% off All School Supplies when you Buy A Backpack
  • $10 Kids' Haircuts (7/20/14-9/6/14) for children ages K-6th Grade.
  • OfficeMax Brand Paper Folders $0.01 (limit 10) with $5 minimum purchase
  • OfficeMax Brand Woodcase Pencils, 8 pack $0.01 (limit 3) with $5 minimum purchase
  • OfficeMax Brand Plastic 12" Rulers $0.01 (limit 3) with $5 minimum purchase
  • OfficeMax Brand College & Wide Ruled FIller Paper $0.25 (limit 3)
  • OfficeMax Brand 12" Student Compass $0.25 (limit 3)
  • OfficeMax Brand Ballpint Stick Pens 10 pack $0.25 (limit 3)
  • Wexford School Supplies 6/$1 (limit 6) with In Add Coupon including:
    • Sticky Notes 50 pack
    • Page Markers 280 pack
    • Wooden Ruler 12"
  • Purell Hand Sanatizer 8 oz $2.99 - $2 Manufacturer Coupon - $1 Store Coupon 
  • Cherokee/Circo Kids & Toddler Shoes 25% off - 20% Cartwheel - $5/$25 In Add Coupon

July 26, 2014

Are You Noseblind? - Fix it With Febreze

Have you ever had that moment where you think you got rid of a certain smell only to leave and come back later just to realize that the scent is still there? This happens often at our house and we call it being noseblind. Dirty diapers. Food. Pets. It all has smells that I'd sometimes rather just leave but it seems that I have quite the fight to get it to go.

Recently, we had the opportunity to do a test about being noseblind with Febreze. For this test we were able to host a movie night with one of our neighbors and see just how well Febreze works at ridding our homes of those scents we have become noseblind to.

After a movie and popcorn we got the chance to put Febreze to the test at ridding up the scent of the popcorn (even the bag we burnt in our new microwave). Although the scent was still quite strong after the movie, we found that after about 10 minutes with a Febreze treatment consisting of Febreze Air Effects, Febreze Fabric Refresher, and a Febreze Candle that the scent was much less noticeable.

Once our test was finished we went up to see our friends out and once we came back downstairs to finish cleaning up the party E and I found that there was just a bit of stinky burnt popcorn left but that it was fading quickly and was soon gone to the point that you didn't notice if you didn't know it was already there.

I am very excited about the results of our test. Now that I know Febreze works I will be using it on all my stinky needs - especially the pet ones which are the worst in my opinion! What stinky messes have you become noseblind to that you'd love to clear up with Febreze? Let me know and enter to win your very own Febreze noseblind kit and $60 AMEX gift card using the form below. Good luck!

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

July 25, 2014

Multitasking? - Never!

I know, it'a joke right. Its like nothing ever gets done, even when you run yourself ragged. I know that I tend to try to do everything at once. Sometimes it works and sometimes it seems like I'm moving backwards. It can be very frustrating to be a mom. Those of us who add the title of "business owner" on top of that just make our lives more difficult. Recently I had the chance to read Chicken Soup's The Multitasking Mom's Survival Guide and it was great!

If you're looking for a fun book of stories that help you believe in yourself than this is the way to go! It has been the perfect mommy-time-out book and has helped to remind me that I am not alone in my quest to raise children, or in my feelings of occasionally wanting to give up. This is a great book to give to yourself, or to another mom who needs a little inspiration in their lives.

Happy Reading!

July 22, 2014

Beyond Bedding For Back to School + Giveaway

Can you believe it's time for back to school? I know that I feel like summer just started and there is no way it can be over but at last, here it is, time to thing about school. With the coming of school is also the need to think about staying warm again (said as it's 85 degrees in my house - ha ha). That means I need to think about pulling out the warmer bedding and making sure it is washed and aired before it turns to chilly to do so. This year part of getting our bedding ready for fall has involved buying new bedding for kids that have moved up in bed sizes. Thankfully, this is not too hard with the help of Beyond Bedding.

Beyond Bedding is an amazing store offering bedding in sizes from crib through queen sizes. They have a great selection plus regularly release new themes and have custom bedding options with flat rate shipping!

This year for the girls we picked out a fun, matching set for the beds. Beyond Bedding was perfect for this because we wanted something that matched but wasn't exactly the same - it's all about being individual at our house. We ended up choosing these fun zebra print bedding sets for the room. Most of the room is done in polka dots so this is a good change and I know that they will love it!

Today I am excited to share that we Beyond Bedding has agreed to let us giveaway 10 children's bedding sets to some amazing Kerrific readers to help with your back to school, cool air needs! To enter, please use the from below. Good Luck!

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July 20, 2014

Back To School Deals 7/20 - 7/26

You all know that we have a lot of students at our house. This year E, B, C, & D are all going to school and need supplies so since I'm going to be spending the time to search out the right deals I thought I'd share the love with you! I hope this helps you get your list done a little easier.

Staples Composition Books (100 sheets) $0.50 each

Office Depot/OfficeMax:
Scholastic & OfficeMax Brand Pourable Glue (4 oz) $0.25 each - limit 3
Office Depot Brand (3 pack) & OfficeMax Brand (5 pack) Beveled Erasers $0.25 each - limit 3

July 19, 2014

Writer's Block - Tips For The Rest of Us

Funny how I had planned to write this post and as I sit at the computer I get ... Nothing. Writer's block always seems to hit at the most inconvenient times, when I have something due or I need to get some posts scheduled because I'm have someplace to go and won't be by the computer (today is both). I've talked to many authors and almost every one of them has told me that they have faced the same challenge at one time or another so, here are my tips for helping to overcome what I call the "dead brain moments".

1. Change in Scenery - My husband often complains that my office moves. Yes, I have an room as an office at the house but you will frequently find me with my laptop on the couch, in bed, and even outside when it's nice. Sitting in the same place day after day can get very dull and when I'm struggling to write often a change in scenery can help mix things up and get me going.

2. Take a Break - This can be hard to do but often when I am stumped I find that I have been working too long. Taking a break to get simply get a snack and use the restroom can help recharge my battery and get me going again. Note: a few rounds of Candy Crush is also a great distraction when I'm needing a break time - thank you Facebook!

3. Talk to someone - Many times writing becomes a solitary activity but since starting this blog I have found new strength in those brainstorming sessions I suffered through in high school. Even talking to one of my kids about the topic I am writing about can give me something new to think about and get my mind moving again.

4. Nap Time - Granted this is not always a good idea when I'm pushing the deadline but taking a nap, or going to bed, is oftentimes a needed solution to writer's block. Because I try to spend time with my kids during the day I generally write when they are either napping or in bed for the night and sometimes, even when I want to write, I have to give in and go to bed too.

5. Just Start - At least for me, the beginning is always the hardest. If all else fails to get me going I just start. It doesn't matter where. Just go and don't think. You can always go back and edit later.

For more tips about overcoming writer's block and much more check out Chicken Soup's Inspiration for Writers today!

July 17, 2014

Your invited to our Summer Beach Reading Party + Giveaway!

Come on over,  pour yourself a drink, relax and enjoy these great Summer reads

After a hard day at work, caring for children, or gardening, you deserve a night of pleasure! 
Open your Kindle or turn the pages of these great books for summer. 
Whether you're enjoying the sun on the beach reading or simply curled up in your favorite chair - let us tempt you with these awesome summer reads... 

Young Adult Summer Reads

into the light  the girl who swam to atlantis  entertaining angels  

Hot Summer Romance Books

Sisters in Love  Lovers at Heart  

whole latte love  home again  the curvy girls club    
Game of LoveTaken By Love

Thriller / Adventure Beach Reads

the collector of dying breaths  the stream

These awesome authors have come together to offer 
a super combined giveaway

summer beach reading

Check out the prize packs you could win below the Rafflecopter Form
Ending on Friday 1st August at 11.59pm EST

Enter Below & Good Luck !!

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1st Prize
The Girl Who Swam to Atlantis by Elle Thornton
The Stream by A. R. Silverberry
The Curvy Girls Club by Michele Gorman
The Collector of Dying Breaths by M.J. Rose
Return to Love by Kathleen shoop
Taming Romeo by Rachelle Ayala
Into the Light by Amy Manemann
Game of Love by Melissa Foster
Taken by Love by Melissa Foster
Entertaining Angels by Emerald Barnes
Prodigy by Natasha Brown (book 2 of the Shapeshifter chronicles)
Emergent by Natasha Brown (book 3 of the Shapeshifter chronicles)

2nd Prize
The Girl Who Swam to Atlantis by Elle Thornton
The Stream by A. R. Silverberry
The Collector of Dying Breaths by M.J. Rose
Return to Love by Kathleen shoop
Taming Romeo by Rachelle Ayala
Into the Light by Amy Manemann
Game of Love by Melissa Foster
Taken by Love by Melissa Foster
Entertaining Angels by Emerald Barnes
Prodigy by Natasha Brown (book 2 of the Shapeshifter chronicles)
Emergent by Natasha Brown (book 3 of the Shapeshifter chronicles)

3rd Prize
The Girl Who Swam to Atlantis by Elle Thornton
The Collector of Dying Breaths by M.J. Rose
Return to Love by Kathleen shoop
Taming Romeo by Rachelle Ayala
Game of Love by Melissa Foster
Taken by Love by Melissa Foster
Prodigy by Natasha Brown (book 2 of the Shapeshifter chronicles)
Emergent by Natasha Brown (book 3 of the Shapeshifter chronicles)

4th & 5th Prize
The Girl Who Swam to Atlantis by Elle Thornton
Prodigy by Natasha Brown (book 2 of the Shapeshifter chronicles)
Emergent by Natasha Brown (book 3 of the Shapeshifter chronicles)

6th - 10th Prize
The Girl Who Swam to Atlantis by Elle Thornton

Enjoy your reads !!