Tuesday, October 25, 2011

DXG Luxe 1080p Slim HD Camcorder @ MomSpotted

I love taking pictures but sadly I haven't taken much videos due to the fact I just don't have a camcorder.  With 3 kids, they grow up SO fast and I'm feeling like I'm going to miss out on video taping their youth.  I want them to be able to look back and say "I can't believe I wore that, or I can't believe I cut my hair like that."  I'm hoping I can win one at momspotted so I can be able to capture my kids since pictures don't really capture their movements and quirks.
Go here and enter to win your own camcorder thanks to DXG!!
ends 11/14

Hayneedle Chair @ Sweeps4bloggers

I would love to win this for a friend of mine.  Her style is funky and Retro and this would be a perfect chair for her!  Since she just bought and moved into her new home, I'm hoping I can give this to her as a housewarming present.
Sweeps4Bloggers is hosting a giveaway.  Go here and enter!
Ends 11/2

Ozeri: Turtlemeter @ Momma Told me

When my older 2 kids were younger, I would have loved to have this product available.  Being a young mom, I was always paranoid about one of my kids getting hurt.  I was always afraid of the water being too cold to where they would get sick, or too hot to where they would burn themselves.  I don't have to worry about that anymore because the turtlemeter will tell me!   I really want this for my youngest because he will think its a toy and I would know what the water temperature is.
Go check it out at Momma Told Me
3 winners!  Ends 10/30

Plasma Car @ Susan's Disney Family

I really really really want one of these cars for my youngest who will be 2 in Dec.  This would be a perfect birthday or Christmas present for him.  Since I'm on an tight budget being an 1 income family, I would love to win this!  Who wouldn't love this toy! Kids of all ages can ride this since it goes up to 200 lbs.
Go check it out and enter at Susan's Disney Family  
Ends 10/28

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Family Fun!

We went to a local corn maze place yesterday with a friends of ours.  I have to say that I was disappointed in the location that I chose.  Do NOT go to Colonel Cob in Oxford, GA!  Waste of money!!  All they had was a slide and a bouncy house where the kids played on it for a few minutes.  The "Go-Carts" which was just a big modified version of a pedal cart, they only had 2 available and the other 2 were broken and just sitting on the track.  The corn maze itself was pathetic, there was no real "maze" just a bunch of trail and broken corn stalks. It was just very very small and just not worth the money. 
But I think I got some decent pictures of the kids.  Here are a few.

Caden and Kayla on the Hayride

Braden throwing Hay
Kayla going down the slide
Caden going down the slide
Inside the "petting zoo"
Braden running around

This is Seven, friends of ours baby that went with us last night.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Just Fine the Way They Are Book Review

Book Title: Just Fine The Way They Are
from Dirt Roads to Rail Roads to Interstates
Author:  Connie Nordhielm Wooldridge
ISBN-13: 978-1590787106
Reading Ages: 9-12

I got this book to review and I sat down with my 6 year old son to read together.  He is an advanced reader and he really enjoyed this book.  He’s at the age where history is exciting and interesting for him and add that with his love for cars, it’s a perfect book for him to enjoy.  It talks about the history and how we got the roads we drive on today. 
It all started in the 1800’s when they 1st came up with the idea of concrete roads called the National Road.  Before any kind of roads, it was just dirt that the horses and carriages drove on.  Once the roads were built, Horses and Carriages were able to travel faster bringing items from town to town.
Then, they came up with the ideas of railroads.  Where you can travel across country without the bumpiness of a concrete road full of potholes and horses and carriages.  It allowed people to travel in style and comfort as well allowed them to carry freight from one part of the country to the other part.
Then in 1900’s The 1st Automobile was made so that allowed drivers to travel at their own pleasure and go where they wanted to go.   They didn’t have to follow the railroad’s schedule and locations.  From then, they decided to make roads that expanded past where the national road ended.   Due to a lot of traffic and how fast people wanted to go, they decided to make interstates where people can get on and off to go to town.
This was a very interesting and informative book.  It talks about 200 years of history and how things progressed from dirt roads to interstates. 
This is a great book to read especially in history class.  Teachers can find LessonPlans at the author’s website.
You can purchase this book at amazon

This book was sent to me for a review and all opinions are 100% mine.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Genie SilentMax 1000

We bought our 1st home 5 years ago and it has a double garage but no garage door opener installed.  We just never had the extra funds to get one so that's why I'm hoping to win this!  
It would be awesome to use especially in the winter time with the frost and occasional snow Georgia gets. Having to go out in the cold to crank it to get it warmed and defrosted sucks!  Its especially bad when its raining and your trying to juggle getting groceries in and carrying a 1 year old in the house without getting soaking wet.  Not fun!
Genie Max teamed up with a blogger to give away a free garage door opener!
ends Oct 20th 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Burger King Coupon Giveaway

CLOSED!!  The winners have been notified and have 48 hours to claim your prize.
congratulations Helen and Nick!

As a mom, I know how it is to be always on the go!  with 3 kids, it feels like I'm always running in 3 different directions and sometimes it easy to just grab dinner or a snack at a drive thru instead of making it at home.  As a couponer - I know I want to save the most I can out of my money. 

I'm offering 3 readers a chance to win 3 coupons for FREE Medium Dr. Pepper from Burger King.

Giveaway Rules
1) 3 winners will receive 3 coupons for a FREE medium Dr. Pepper from Burger King
2) Open to the U.S. only
3) You must do the mandatory entry before you do the "Bonus" Entries.
4) You must give me your information within 48 hours of me emailing you.

Leave a comment for each one you do.
Mandatory Entry
Tell me why you want to win this

Bonus Entry (you must do the Mandatory Entry 1st before doing the Bonus Entries)
1.  Follow me on GFC (button on right side)
2. Follow me on Twitter @mama2kaylabug
3. Subscribe to my blog (button on right side)
4. Like me on Facebook
5. Tweet about the giveaway (can do this daily)

3 Burger King Coupons for a FREE medium Dr. Pepper

I will choose 3 winners on 10/25/11 11:59pm through random.org
Good Luck!

Riteaid Deal week of 10/9/11


I realized I haven't been updating my riteaid weekly deals so here ya go!  I have been going weekly but life got into the way of updating.

Here is my order that I did today.

Riteaid Packing Tape - $2.79
Riteaid Packing Tape - .00 (had a bogo raincheck)
K-Y Jelly - $1.14 (had a raincheck from previous sale)
- $2 printable coupon
K-Y Jelly - $1.14 (had a raincheck from previous sale)
- $2 printable coupon
Zarbees Cough Syrup - $5.99
Emergen-C Immune Shot - $3.49
Bayer Asprin - $2.79
- $1.00 coupon from insert
Neilmed Nasamist - $5.00
Cepacol Max Throat - $2.50
Berts Bees Cough Drops - $1.49
Suave Shampoo - $2.39
Suave Conditioner - $2.39
- BOGO coupon from 10/2 RP
- $2/2 Riteaid Video coupon
Suave Shampoo - $2.39
Suave Conditioner - $2.39
- BOGO coupon from 10/2 RP
- $2/2 Riteaid Video coupon
Suave Shampoo - $2.39
Suave Conditioner - $2.39
- BOGO coupon from 10/2 RP
- $2/2 Riteaid Video coupon
Suave Shampoo - $2.39
Suave Conditioner - $2.39
- BOGO coupon from 10/2 RP
- $2/2 Riteaid Video coupon

total is  $45.45
coupons used is $18.56
used $25.38 in plus up rewards

total is $1.51 + $3.18 tax = $4.69
When I looked at my receipt, I noticed that 2 of my riteaid coupons rang up .00 instead of $2.00 each.  so the cashier gave me back a refund of $4.00 so my final total was .69 cents!!!

I got back the following in plus up rewards

$1.49 for purchasing burts bees cough drop
$2.50 for purchasing Cepacol throat spray
$2.00 for purchasing Bayer
$5.00 for purchasing Nasamist

and I will get back the following in SCR
#33 $3.49 for purcahasing the Emergen-C
#46 $5.99 for purchasing Zarbees cough syrup

and I can send in a $3 mail in rebate on the Bayer Aspirin.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Costume SuperCenter Review

October is my favorite time of the year.  Its when the weather starts getting cooler, the leaves change colors and I start decorating again for the holidays.  After going 9 months of my house looking bare, i get to bring out all the decorations for Halloween. Pumpkins, Witches, Ghosts, Oh my!  My kids love this time of the year because they are able to eat a lot of sweets, help me bake different Halloween treats and dress up in their favorite Halloween costume of their choice.  When it was time to search for costumes, I turned to Costume SuperCenter for ideas.  We sat here for hours just browsing through the different costumes they have.  It was very very hard to narrow down choices.

For my baby, they had TONS of adorable costumes.  I fell in love with the Dinky Dragon Costume and the Lil' Froggy Costume.
Dinky Dragon

Lil" Froggy

  For my Daughter, she loved the Pink Rock Girl Costume and the Butterfly Princess Costume.
Pink Rock Girl
Butterfly Princess

When I had the opportunity to review the Dragonsaurous Costume from the boys section, I was thrilled to try it out.  It came pretty quickly in the mail and very well packaged.  I pulled it out of the packaging and was amazed on how good quality it is.  It was made of good durable fabric that won't tear if you wear it like the kind you get from another store.  My son couldn't wait to try it on and it looked ADORABLE!!

There is everything you could need for all your halloween costume needs from infant to men to even your pets! The prices are great and the shipping is reasonable.  Go check it out and go to facebook  to get your free expedited shipping codes.

*This is entirely my opinion and I was not paid to do this.  I only got the costume for reviewing purposes*

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Saving on Kids Items

As a parent of 3 kids, I know how expensive it is to keep them clothed and get them new toys.  That’s why I’m going to be talking about various ways to get your kids items cheap!

Yard Sale
Once the weather starts warming up, you will see a lot of people having yard sales to get rid of their stuff.  This is where you will be able to find kids clothing, toys, baby items very very cheap!  As long as them items aren’t stained, worn out, out of style – There is no reason why your child can’t wear gently used clothing.  My kids have no problems wearing these right now, but I’m sure once they are teenagers, that would be a whole different story.  Check your newspapers, craiglist ads, and just drive around to find yard sales. 

Consignment Sale
This is a great way to go to 1 specific place to get all your needed items.  There is some stores that stay year around that has used items, just check your yellow pages for this.  Another option is seasonal consignment sales.  There is several different ones that I know of for Georgia.  Moms of Multiples, Tykes, Tots and Teens, and KellyTown Kids Consignment sale.  Seasonal ones only happen twice a year.  This can also be a great way to sell your kids clothing that they have outgrown.  I’m participating in the Tykes, Tots and Teen Consignment sale this week.   I can sell all of my kids clothing that they have outgrown, toys they no longer want/play with. It declutters my house and I get extra money in my pocket!

Clearance Racks
Every season, stores will be marking down seasonal clothing to make room for the next season clothes.  In the fall, all summer stuff will be marked down. This is a great way to stock up on clothing for next summer.  You can just get a bigger size so you can make sure that these will fit your child.  This is also a great way to get started on your gift closet.  Target marks down toys 75% off in January and again in July.  Every year, this is where I would get 75% of my Christmas shopping done and I wouldn’t be spending a lot out of my pocket.

As a mom, I know how fast kids can outgrow their clothing.  Especially babies and all the baby equipment that they need for the 1st year of life.  But there is no reason you have to pay full price for items that won’t get used long.