Thursday, April 28, 2016

Pocket that Extra Cash When You Save with Groupon Coupon

Disclosure – I have been compensated and/or received this product/service for free. Regardless, all reviews and opinions are honest and my own.

When I was growing up, I swear I spent every penny of my allowance. But today, I am the saver! I can’t go to the grocery store without my coupons and phone with my money saving apps on it. And I don’t buy anything online unless I have a coupon code for a certain percentage off or free shipping (that is a MUST!) That is why my first go-to spot online to hunt for good deals is always Groupon Coupons!

I get really excited when I find a great deal and I have to tell my friends and family about it, which is why I am sharing this with you. It is FREE to use! People…free savings! Money back into your pocket! Even if you use Groupon Coupons just to save 30%, that could be the difference of tax or even $10, $20, or more depending on what you are buying!

It is really easy to find a coupon on the Groupon site. Just look for the search bar at the top and type in whatever store you are wanting to purchase something at. I was just looking for shorts at Kohl’s and Groupon Coupons is sharing 133 coupons with me. In fact, the first one is awesome! 30% off! Great deal! You also need to check out Last Call by Neiman Marcus. Deals, deals, deals!!

And Groupon Coupons aren’t just for online shopping. You can find coupons that are local to you. A great example is a coupon that I found for a bowling alley close to me. Up to 61% off! That makes for an inexpensive family night out.

So here is my last piece of advice. Follow Groupon on Facebook and Twitter so that you can enter to win their giveaways (again…free money! Don’t leave $10,000 go to someone else). And plus, their Twitter is quite hilarious. And download the mobile app so even if you aren’t at home, you can still save. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

KidloLand Educational App for Kids Age 0-5 Review + Giveaway!

Disclosure – I have been compensated and/or received this product/service for free. Regardless, all reviews and opinions are honest and my own.

Remember how I said that I let my kids use as much technology as they want? Well Capri recently found out about YouTube Kids and has been obsessing over watching “Princess” things (basically I search the word princess and she watches whatever comes up). Some things are fine for her to watch, as they teach her different things, but I am just over the whole Play-Doh building videos and watching other people play with dolls. There is no educational value to that. So when I was asked to check out the KidloLand App, I jumped on this opportunity because it was the perfect time to get Capri to switch from annoying YTK to a fun and educational app.

The KidloLand App installed very quickly on Capri’s iPad and she was off to the races on deciding what to check out first. The options of what to do are seemingly endless. There are more than 245 nursery rhymes and educational songs plus over 100 educational activities. And another great feature is that this app is advertisement free! NO ADS! That is unheard of anymore.

Capri loved the activities section, especially the matching and dot-to-dot games. We both enjoyed the music which brought back memories of nursery rhymes that I had forgot of and some I had never heard of before. The mom in me loved the educational aspects which included learning her ABCs, fruits, months, and so much more through songs and activities. This app made it FUN to learn. In fact, I don’t even think Capri realized she was learning but instead just thought she was playing. It makes a huge difference because trust me, she leaves the “learning” at pre-school. It is all fun and games at home…wink wink!

This app is recommended for ages 0-5. Cam really has no interest in the iPad yet but did seem to enjoy the music. Capri started to enjoy the iPad a bit more around 18 months so I would say give it a try if you have a child between 18 months and 5 years old. 

And I know it may seem absurd to spend money on an app for your child to “play” with, but this app is well worth the cost. However, I have GREAT news! I am offering 3 of my readers a FREE 6 month subscription of the KidloLand App for your kid(s)! How cool is that? So thanks to KidloLand for offering this up. Just enter the giveaway in the form below. Winner will be announced 5/3/16. Good Luck!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Trunq: The Only Private Digital Scrapbook App You'll Need

Disclosure – I have been compensated and/or received this product/service for free. Regardless, all reviews and opinions are honest and my own.

I know what you are thinking…”Great, another picture app…aren’t there enough of those already?” And to be honest, I thought that too when I first downloaded this app, but then I realized it is so much more than my initial assumptions. Trunq was created as an app for people to save their very best digital things. We all have thousands of pictures and videos stored on our phones, iPads, computers and in the cloud and most of those pictures have been posted to other social networks so that they are safe for years to come (or at least we hope!) Except, once you post an image, it can get lost amongst the other thousands of photos you share and it is hard to locate the best images – otherwise known as the images that you would put for safe keeping in a scrapbook. Now Trunq can be your private digital scrapbook and you won’t ever need another photo saving app again!

The Trunq app allows you to capture and upload video or photo messages and add them to “Trunqs,” which are like personal digital scrapbooks. The digital scrapbooks can be completely private, or you can share your images with your friends and family. I really liked the ability to keep images private because the other photo apps that we commonly use say you can make things private, but let’s be real, the companies are always changing your settings and it is hard to stay on top of it all. And there are always those special moment photos that you know you have to keep (come on moms – we all take the bath tub photos, or the naked running bum pictures!) and now you have a way to keep those not only private, but digitally safe!
On top of having your own Trunq, you can also open a Trunq in your child’s name and use it as digital scrapbook to capture, receive and privately preserve the best videos and pictures of their childhood. And here is the best part about this. You know when you are at a party and people take pictures and your child is in the photo and you know you want that photo but it never gets sent to you? Now you can just say, “hey, forward that picture to my child’s Trunq app” and then you can curate the content and add it to the Trunq as appropriate. This would be such a great little keepsake item to share with your child when they graduate from high school, college or even get married. Don’t tell my kids about it!
Another cool feature about Trunq is that messages that you send to others, whether through their email or to their Trunq app, can be delivered immediately or later. If you want to send it later, you can set the date up to a year in advance and the person will receive a notice that they have an image available then. This is the perfect way to send happy birthday messages, anniversary notes or even event reminders so people know you are thinking of them and don’t forget that something is going on!

Trunq is available for free on iOS, Android, and desktop. You can also check them out on Facebook! Let me know if you download this app and what you think of it. 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Perfect Baby Shower Gift: SiMignon Bamboo Baby Washcloths

When it is announced that a new baby will be entering your family, or a friend is going to add a bundle of joy to their family, everyone seems to go nuts about buying the new baby things: clothes, toys, bottles, shoes, etc.! As a new parent, of course you need EVERYTHING and it is wonderful the outpouring of support you can receive, but when baby number 2, 3, 4, etc. arrive, the gifts dwindle and it is just like another kid is added to the pack. I have always felt that each baby should be given something new, especially if they are going to be getting a ton of hand-me-downs. Alas, after the 9th baby was born in my family (mine plus nieces and nephews on both sides), and countless friends having kids, I have found the PERFECT new baby gift that everyone can use! Washcloths! And not just any washcloth, these are bamboo baby washcloths from SiMignon.
You can never have enough baby washcloths. They can be used for so many things: bath time, for cleaning sticky faces and fingers after meals, and even as wipes for the messiest diaper changes. I even used these particular washcloths for washing my face because they are so soft! 
And as all parents will probably agree, hand washing things just isn’t an option when it comes to baby items. I washed these bamboo washcloths in the washer prior to using them and dried them in the dryer too. The material held up to both machines and in fact, I think they came out a bit softer than they originally were! I also washed them a week later and they are still holding up great! There is nothing worse than a washcloth that just falls apart but these bamboo baby washcloths seem like they are going to last a long time.

Check out SiMignon's Amazon store or visit them on Facebook!
Product Pros:
  • Very soft material
  • Washes nicely in washing machine
  • Eco-friendly
  • Great size for baby body and adult face
  • Price!
Product Con:
  • Currently the only colors are green and white. Great gender neutral colors but more colors would be nice

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

CD Review: My Wiggle Makes Me Giggle

*This post was sponsored by Choosy Kids. Regardless of compensation all stories, opinions & typos are 100% my own*

If you know how Capri and I are in the car, then you know that we like to rock out! She is a great car dancer (you know you are too!) and I enjoy me some funky beats.

When she was little, it really didn’t matter was songs we listened to because she didn’t understand what they were singing. But now that she is getting older, she is listening to every word that is said (her dad and I have learned our lesson fast about this) so we have to be careful about what we let her listen to.

Well let me tell you that I have found the BEST CD ever and it is actually meant for kids so that means care-free listening for me during our car rides now.

If you have a kid who likes to move and groove to good music, I highly suggest you check out Choosy Kids newest CD, My Wiggle Makes Me Giggle. This CD is upbeat and fast paced, and best of all, it teaches children how to get their heartbeat up and exercising without even realizing it.

Capri’s favorite song is the third song on the CD: “Play in Choosy’s Band” because it talks about playing the instruments in a rock band such as the guitar, keyboards, drums and singing. When we are in the car she will get her hands going and plays some air guitar, air drums and air piano. Check out the video of her playing her guitar at home while listening to the song.

My favorite song is either “I Can! Can You?” or “My Choosy Plate”. I can’t decide which one I like best because they are both fun.

To purchase this CD, head on over to Choosy Kids store and add the CD to your cart and create an account to check out. Easy as pie!