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Blooming Into Spring $25 Amazon GC #Giveaway US/CAN (Ends 5/1)


Welcome to the Blooming Into Spring Blog Hop!

Hosted By: MPM Network Bloggers

While many of us are looking forward to spring, it doesn’t mean we are looking forward to spring cleaning. To make spring cleaning a bit more fun, the MPM Blogging Network has joined together to make spring cleaning even more fun! Each participating blog below is hosting their very own unique spring themed giveaway, including spring cleaning items, fashion accessories, and even gift card for purchasing your own Spring treats!

To increase your chances of getting something fun, make sure to visit all the blogs linked below. Also, don’t forget to enter to win our grand prize, a Shark PRO Steam & Spray Mop!


My prize is for a $25 Amazon GC!

The Blooming Into Spring Blog Hop ends on 5/1/14 at 11:59 PM. The MPM Blogging Networks is not responsible for prize fulfillment and associated bloggers are responsible for their own giveaways. Good luck everyone and happy spring! saves me money online!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post, written by me, all thoughts and opinions expressed are solely my own. saves me money online at sites such as Lands End, Target, Timberland, Verizon, Hot Topic, and more!
Y’all know that I love searching for the best deals available online when I am looking to make a purchase. I am finding that as my kids get older, our schedules are becoming more and more hectic, and shopping online works best for me in most situations. Aside from grocery shopping, I probably do 75% of my shopping for clothing and other items online. Nick requires shirts that are extra tall, and often the local stores do not carry this size in stock, but the online sites do. For my kids, especially Aaron, I need to buy slim skinny jeans to fit him in length, but even then they are baggy in the waist. When shopping in person, we can’t find his size, we are typically referred to the store’s websites to place an order and have the items shipped to our home. I’ve found it to be more convenient for me to shop online at home, and then make any necessary returns at our local store. The additional benefit to shopping online is that sites such as offer the latest in coupons and discounts, so I can maximize my savings! Lands End

One of my personal favorite stores to shop at online is Lands End. currently has offers to help you save up to 65% on Lands End products, or 30% off and Free Shipping on orders over $50! I’ve purchased my swimsuits here for years, as well as my favorite slacks, tops, snow boots, and snow gear for my kids. The quality of the merchandise just can’t be beat.

I also do a good bit of shopping at sites such as Verizon, Target, Timberland, and Hot Topic, and has discounts and coupon codes for each of those, plus so many other sites. With the Easter holiday approaching, followed closely by Mother’s Day, I encourage you to pop over and search for merchants you are shopping at before you make your purchase so you too can maximize your savings!

Be sure to also follow on Google Plus, Twitter, and Facebook so you don’t miss out on any exclusive discounts at your favorite merchants!

Have Luggage, Will Travel $150 Old Navy GC #giveaway #SummerDreams (Ends 5/6)

Have Luggage, Will Travel Sweepstakes

#SummerDreams Have Luggage, Will Travel Sweepstakes

hosted by: Mom Powered Media & co-hosted by: Mumblebee Inc.

One winner will receive a Tag Coronado II 5 Piece Spinner Luggage Set and $150 Old Navy Gift Card.

Giveaway ends May 6th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. Excludes Quebec. Only one entrant per household. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Enter using the giveaway form below.

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 if you have any additional questions or comments.

$25 Walmart GC #Giveaway Ends 4/28 US/CAN #SpringSweeping


Welcome to the Spring Sweeping Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network.

The days are getting warmer, brighter, and longer which may lead many to start Spring Cleaning. But we’re not ready to start cleanin’ until we’re done sweepin’! Take the next two weeks to sweep along the fabulous giveaways that a group of bloggers have come together to offer you! Be sure to hop around to all the giveaways, in the linky below, and just maybe the Grand Prize of a Shark® Lift Away Vacuum, from Brylane Home, will get someone in the Spring Cleaning mood! You can enter the Grand Prize here.

My prize is for a $25 Walmart GC.

Spring Sweeping GP

So Easy Being Green, Viva Veltoro, the Blogging Mamas Network, and the Showered with Love participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.

#TwiceAsNice #Giveaway US/CAN Ends 4/25

Make sure to stop by The Review Wire and enter for your chance to win 1 of 2 Beard Head Hats (RV $45)! These feature a beanie, a cap and a hat, all rolled into a magnificent beard and mustache! Choose from one of several collections that include Duck Dynasty, Barbarian or the Tailgate Series!

For this hop, there are TWO PRIZES, with TWO WINNERS!!! Each winner will receive a $15 Target Gift Card!

Disclaimer: This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on April 25, 2014. The Twice As Nice Event Bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes.

Companies and bloggers, if you would like to participate in group giveaway events like this one, sign up to be emailed about future events hosted by The Review Wire. $400 Amazon #Giveaway (Ends 4/21) #EasterDealsHunt

Disclosure: This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic.
As the mom to three boys, I must shop carefully to stretch my clothing budget as far as possible. My oldest son has always like to wear what he refers to as “fancy” clothes. He like button down shirts, ties, vests, and dress pants. When stores start offering Easter sales, it’s a great time for me to purchase his “fancy” clothes at an affordable price. Before I go shopping (online or in the store), I always check for coupon codes. is one of my favorite go-to sites, where I can count on finding out what coupon codes various stores are offering. For instance, right now, there are Easter Coupon Codes for 25% off entire purchase at The Children’s Place, 20% off 3+ pairs of shoes at Macy’s, $10 off a $30 Kids Apparel & Shoes purchase at Kohl’s, and Save 10% off two clearance clothing, shoe, or accessory items at Target, just to name a few. There are several other great deals, and they update them daily. This is the perfect time to shop the deals, and use the coupon codes from to save on shoes, socks, pants, shirts, dresses, ties, and accessories for both children and adults. Since Nick has to wear dress shirts and pants to work each day, I tend to save his clothing budget up each month, and do the bulk of his clothes shopping during this time of year. I can stock up on the items he needs while the items are on sale, and combine them with a coupon code to maximize my savings. At Kohl’s last week, I spent $40 and saved over $400! I was able to get many items on clearance, take an extra 20% off clearance prices, use a coupon code for another 20% off, and I had a $10 off coupon. I’d love for you to share your “best” or “favorite “deal” in the comments below! has also generously offered a giveaway to 4 lucky readers. FOUR lucky readers will each win a $100 Gift Card! This event is for US readers only, and will run from April 7 through April 21, 2014.


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Sing Into Spring #Giveaway (Ends 4/7)

sing into springWelcome to the Sing Into Spring #Giveaway hosted by This giveaway includes TWO Prizes. The Pre-school pack featured below, and a Tween pack too. This Tween set contains:
Disney Channels® Play it Loud
Austin&Ally: Turn it Up®
Doc McStuffins; The Doc Is In®
Teen Beach Movie® Soundtrack!

Tame Your Toddlers & Tweens with these Disney® Soundtracks! #SingIntoSpring #Giveaway #whynotmom #music #kids #preschool #children #dance #party #entertainment

This Pre-School set contains: 
Disney Junior® DJ Shuffle
Jake & the Never Land Pirates: Yo Ho Matey®
Doc McStuffins; The Doc Is In®
FROZEN® Soundtrack!

Tame Your Toddlers & Tweens with these Disney® Soundtracks! #SingIntoSpring #Giveaway #whynotmom #music #kids #preschool #children #dance #party #entertainment
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Kindle Fire #Giveaway (Ends 4/30)

Enter to win 1 of 2 great prizes. Winner’s choice of a Kindle Fire HDX or $229 Amazon Gift Card or $229 Paypal Cash!

The first prize is available via the rafflecopter below. The 2nd is available only to bloggers who post about this giveaway. You can find info on how to enter the 2nd giveaway in the rafflecopter.

Kindle Fire April

Win a Kindle Fire HDX, Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash ($229 value)

The winner will have the option of receiving a 7″ Kindle Fire HDX (US Only – $229 Value)


Or $229 Gift Card (International)


Or $229 in Paypal Cash (International)



Giveaway Sponsors:
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Giveaway Details

1 winner will receive their choice of an all new Kindle Fire 7″ HDX (US Only – $229 value), $229 Amazon Gift Card or $229 in Paypal Cash (International).

There is a second separate giveaway for bloggers who post this giveaway on their blog. See details in the rafflecopter on how to enter to win the 2nd Kindle Fire HDX 7″, $229 Amazon Gift Card or $229 in Paypal Cash.

Ends 4/30/14

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an 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 participating authors & bloggers. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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Tyson® Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets and Chicken Breast Strips #ad

Disclosure: I received compensation from Tyson® Foods for the purpose of this review. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own.

Tyson Gluten Free Chicken

When you are the parent of a child with special needs, adding dietary restrictions can seem daunting. You must check the labels of every food product you purchase, very carefully, lest you have a medical crisis due to food intolerance or allergic reaction. It seems that doctors are now diagnosing an increased portion of the population has gluten intolerance and/or allergies, due to a variety of reasons. Manufacturers of food have recognized this increase, and are now labeling, and even creating more food items with the Gluten Free label.

Tyson Vouchers

My special needs child, like most other children, LOVES chicken, especially chicken nuggets. It was such a nice surprise to hear that Tyson® Foods has created two products, Tyson® Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets and Gluten Free Chicken Breast Strips! This is a convenience food that we enjoy periodically in our home, and thanks to the generosity of Tyson® Foods sending me 2 product vouchers to purchase the items for free to test in our home, we tried them out. I found these in the freezer section of Target in our area, you can click the following link for more information on the products and find out where they are sold in your area:

Tyson® Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets and Chicken Breast Strips are made with all white meat chicken and 100% all natural ingredients, which is important to me as a mom. They also have 10 grams of protein, in each serving.

Excited Kids

As you can see from the photos included in the post, my boys really enjoyed their Tyson® Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets. (I asked them to show me honest expressions, and this was their reaction. It was too precious not to capture on film :) ) They did not think that they tasted any different from the regular Tyson® Chicken Nuggets that I normally purchased for them. As my kids get older, they are getting more involved with sports and after school activities. I try to use my slow cooker to plan ahead, but sometimes things come up at the last minute. For those days, I like to keep meal items I can put together in 30 minutes or less on hand. Tyson® Chicken Nuggets are in my freezer 99% of the time, because it’s so versatile, and we all love it. I serve it as is, or inside tortillas as burritos, tacos, fajitas, or enchiladas, sometimes as a sandwich or dice it to top a salad. You can easily pair it with broccoli, corn, peas, or other vegetables to round out the meal!

I have been a fan of Chicken Strips since I was little. I can admit that I am a picky eater, and I like to keep them on hand to eat, if I make the rest of the family something I don’t like. I also have food allergies, and the guys enjoy eating foods I am allergic to, so it’s not unusual for me to make them the meal they want, and then cook some Chicken Breast Strips for myself. The Tyson® Gluten Free Chicken Breast Strips were the same price as the regular products at the store, and since they are safe for everyone in the family to eat, with no discernible taste differences, we will be making the switch to Tyson® Gluten Free Chicken Nuggets and Chicken Breast Strips in our home.