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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Mom Faves Holiday Giveaway

Mom Faves multi-brand holiday giveaway and gift ideas - Mommy Scene
We know moms work hard to make Christmas special for their families. This Mom Faves Holiday Giveaway coordinated by Mommy Scene features great gift ideas to keep moms healthy, happy, pampered, and moisturized! One lucky winner will win them all! Giveaway ends December 18th, 2016.

Mom Faves Prize List

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Aurorae Printed Yoga Mat
How to Raise Great Kids - 101 Fun & Easy Ideas
Moon Valley Organics Herbal Heal Gift Set: Herbal Heal, Moon Melt Lotion Bar, Herbal Lip Balm Custom Canvas 12" x 12" print
Duo Diary Health Journal
Revelae Kids Yummi Pouch Cloth Snack Bags
CiPU Diaper Bag in Heather Grey
Paperless Post 1,000 coins (Retail Value $90)
The Picket Fence $50 gift certificate

This giveaway is coordinated by Mommy Scene, sponsored by the participating brands, and is open to US entries ages 18 and older. No purchase required to enter. 1 winner will be randomly chosen and contacted through e-mail, and their name displayed on the giveaway page after the giveaway ends on December 18, 2016. Mommy Scene and participating blogs are not responsible for fulfilling brand-sponsored prizes. Prizes will be shipped directly from each brand. Have fun and good luck!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

My Top 10 Holiday Gifting Picks From DICK's Sporting Goods -- & $25 Gift Card Giveaway!!

I've been talking a lot about holiday shopping lately. Sometimes it's all too easy to get wrapped up in the gifting part of the holiday. It's so easy to do. Something I like to focus on is giving back. Especially during the holiday season -- and even more so as being a mom to two little boys. I think it's important to teach them the importance of helping others. I must be doing something right, because on Thanksgiving this year, Lincoln said he was thankful for "people helping other people." He made me smile with pride.

I love when I can shop at a store that supports just that. Giving back. Helping other people. Being a sporting goods store, DICK's believes that sports make people better. Their Sports Matter initiative helps youth athletic programs across the country receive vital funds to keep their sports programs running.
Supporting a company that gives back is very important to me. Which is why I'd like to share my Top 10 Holiday Gifting Picks from DICK's Sporting Goods.
1.  The North Face Denali Thermal Grip Gloves -- Just like your favorite North Face Denali jacket, these gloves offer the same comfort and warmth. They also offer an improved fit and touchscreen capabilities.
2.  Personalized Golf Balls -- Did you know DICK's Sporting Goods offers FREE personalization on golf balls? I know many golfers who would LOVE a set of these!
3.  Kan Jam Disc Game -- This 4-player disc game, is similar to a bean bag toss, but played with a disc instead. It's the perfect, lightweight, portable game for all your outdoor functions.
4. YETI Rambler Tumbler Cup -- I received a YETI Tumbler last Christmas as a gift and let me tell you, this thing is AMAZING! I can fill it with ice water before bed, and when I wake up it's still filled with ice. You can use it for hot beverages as well.
5. Field & Stream Flannel Shirt -- My father in-law is so hard to buy for -- he doesn't technically "need" anything, and he doesn't necessarily "want" anything either. LOL. THIS flannel shirt though? This would be a great gift for him. He lives in flannel, and could definitely use a few new ones. He's also always outdoors, and although lightweight, this shirt will keep him warm.
6. Snow Toys -- We live in New England. We're guaranteed to have many snowy days. Things like Snow Markers, Brick Makers, and Snow Slingers, are fun when playing outside.
7. CALIA by Carrie Underwood Printed Leggings -- Aren't these gorgeous? These leggings are made with BODYWARM fabric and lightly brushed to maximize warmth.
8. Under Armour Hoodie -- Charged Cotton technology provides comfort and dryness -- providing you with extra warmth.
9. Yaktrax Cabin Socks -- Am I right in saying there's nothing like a pair of warm, cozy socks on a cold winder day? Tired feet get the royal treatment with these aloe infused socks, which soothes and rejuvenates sore muscles.
10. Fitbit Activity Tracker -- Ramp up your active lifestyle and stay in shape with the Fit bit! Keep track of your steps, calories burned, and quality of sleep with this wireless device.

This Holiday season, choose Gifts that Matter at DICK's Sporting Goods! To get you started, I'm giving away a $25 Gift Card to DICK's! The contest runs until December 21st, 2016 at 11:59 PM PST. I will notify the winner directly on December 22nd, 2016. Entrants must be residents of the US and 18+ only. Winner will be randomly selected from comments on this blog post.

To Enter: CLICK HERE then comment and tell me the perfect gift to give from DICK's Sporting Goods this holiday season. Make sure you leave your email address so you can be notified!

Interested in learning more about DICK's Sporting Goods #SportsMatter Initiative? CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Toddler Backpack Essentials -- & WIN a $100 Gift Card!!

This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

Our family loves to travel. Whether we're headed to our latest Disney World vacation, or simply going on a road trip, we are always on-the-go. With the holidays in full swing, our traveling is even busier than usual. My family lives 2 1/2 hours away, so we try to visit as often as we can. I also still have physical therapy 3 times per week, as well as doctor appointments. I try to make this appointments when Lincoln's in school, however, I will sometimes bring Avery along with me to my to appointment if I know it won't be too long. 

Avery just turned 3 years old, and he naturally wants to do everything his big brother does. I recently decided to grab a cute backpack for him when we're out and about -- just like his big bro!
Toddler Backpack Essentials, top 5 backpack essentials, diaper bag essentials
I didn't want to fill his backpack up too much, or it would be too heavy and he wouldn't be able to carry it himself -- something he would insist on. Because of this, I decided to just stick with a few essentials.

WaterWipes -- Let's be honest, something toddlers are is MESSY! I am seriously never without WaterWipes. From diaper changes, to messy faces, sticky hands, and wiping down shopping carts and tables, WaterWipes are a HUGE essential. Here are a few other reasons we love WaterWipes:

  • Chemical free baby wipe.
  • Made with only two ingredients, 99.9% pure Irish water, and 0.1% grapefruit seed extract.
  • Durable and effective without the harsh chemicals found in other baby wipes.
  • Provides a safer, natural option for your little ones.
  • Able to purchase conveniently at
Coloring Book & Crayons -- Avery LOVES to color. I seriously have never met a child who enjoys coloring as much as him. Coloring is something he is always willing to do. Whether we're in the car, at an appointment, or even out for dinner (some restaurants don't have crayons!), it's a guaranteed way to keep him happy. I love those Play Packs that come with a small coloring book, crayons, and stickers. They're the perfect size for guaranteed fun!
Water Bottle -- We all know it's important to stay hydrated. Kids are no different!  Avery always has a water bottle packed and ready to go!

Snack -- It doesn't matter what it is, but I'd highly recommend having a small snack inside your child's bag. There is nothing worse than a HANGRY toddler!!

Toys -- Something small and portable. Obviously nothing too heavy or with a lot of pieces. Also, try to mix it up a bit. Swap toys out for more variety, and to keep things new!

Speaking of Walmart, how would you like to WIN a $100 Gift Card? Well you're in luck! Right now Influence Central is hosting a contest where you can WIN one of five $100 Walmart Gift Cards! Contest is open until December 9th. Enter below:
WaterWipes Walmart Giveaway
I-C will randomly select winners from all program entries and will facilitate fulfillment of the winning prizes (5 winners).

What are your toddler's backpack essentials? Does WaterWipes make the list?! 
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