The Story Of Three: April 2013

Tuesday, April 30, 2013


Congrats to all of the winners & thanks to everyone who entered!

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Petite Lemon Review and Giveaway

I was recently introduced to Petite Lemon, an adorable company that creates growth charts, cards, t-shirts & more! They have the perfect gifts, keepsakes & decorations you will want & need for the newborn in your life! You can even find personalized photo posters, these are great to add in any room at your house or create one & gift it for that next special occasion!

The Zoo Friends Alphabet Poster arrived in a beautiful package finished off with a yellow ribbon & bow! Created by a professional designer, the Alphabet Poster will bring your child's playful side to life as they learn the ABC's! You even have the option to personalize it with their name & it is available as a signature poster paper or in a gallery wrapped canvas. 

What Alphabet Poster would you want to hang in your child's nursery or playroom?

Buy It: Purchase your own keepsake items online at Petite Lemon & receive 15% off with code BLOGGERLOVE15

Win It: One lucky reader will win the Alphabet Poster featured above!

Use the rafflecopter to enter, good luck!

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(I received the item above for my review, all opinions are my own & no other compensation was received) 

Monday, April 29, 2013

Vans Natural Foods Review and Giveaway

My son has been on & off a gluten-free diet for a few years now & I am happy to say that we are at a point where we will be creating new gluten-free recipes & hopefully soon, he will be on a completely gluten-free diet for good! My biggest challenge has been finding foods he will eat, he is a very picky eater, so while we will be making a lot of gluten-free foods on our own, it's nice to have some brands we trust that are gluten-free in our house!

Vans Natural Foods has a wide variety of gluten-free items like waffles, french toast sticks, snack bars & more! They also have natural foods like whole grain pancakes & english muffins. New gluten-free cereals & crackers have arrived at Vans & I couldn't wait for my family to try them out!

The gluten-free cereal is available in cinnamon heaven & honey nut crunch & the crackers come in three delicious favors like multigrain, say cheese & lots of everything! 

The honey nut crunch cereal contains 19g of nutrient-rich whole grains & is sweetened with just a little bit of honey, what a sweet way to start your day! My son loved both of the items but was a little extra excited about the say cheese crackers, these cheesy, crunchy crackers are packed with 16g of nutrient-rich whole grains & I have a feeling these will have to stay stocked in our pantry!

Is your mouth watering yet? Which flavor of Vans Natural Foods new cereals & crackers would you like to try?

Buy It: You can purchase Vans Natural Foods at your local grocery store or your local Natural Foods stores!

Win It: One lucky reader will win three coupons for free gluten-free Vans crackers & cereals!

Use the rafflecopter to enter, good luck! 

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(I was sent the items above for my review, all opinions are my own & no other compensation was received)

Celebrating Mother's Day with CVS and unique photo gifts

With Mother's Day a few weeks away, CVS has everything you need to get the perfect gift or the last minute one for the special Mother in your life! CVS has a wide variety of items you can personalize with prices for every budget!

Not only can you create unique photo gifts online, you can create them at your local CVS store or download the CVS mobile app & print photo's directly in-store! 

From Mother's Day photo cards to mugs, mouse pads & so much more, you can even find phone & tablet cases to personalize! With photo books starting at $5.99, I couldn't wait to get started creating my 8x10 single-sided photo book!

It didn't take me long to upload my photos to CVS Photo & create my photo book, as soon as I was finished I placed my order for same day pick up. Within just a few hours my personalized book was ready to pick up, amazing! I was so pleased with the results & I can't wait to create more photo gifts!

CVS offers free ship to store or free same day pick up on lots of Mother's Day gifts! So which one will you choose to personalize & give as a gift this Mother's Day?

Stay connected with CVS on Facebook & Twitter, use the store finder to locate a CVS near you!

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(I received the items above for my review, all opinions are my own, no other compensation was received)

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Hallmark Show Mom Love Kit Review and Giveaway

Mother's Day is right around the corner & this special holiday reminds us to show appreciation to all of the wonderful women & mother figures in our lives, it could be your Aunt, Mother, Grandmother, or even Step-Mother. Cards, chocolates & flowers are always nice (& always welcome) but my Mother is a proud Grandmother & she loves receiving photos & crafts from my children & Hallmark has just the gift for this upcoming Mother's Day!

You can find cards of all sorts, gifts & more at Hallmark, they are my go to store when I am celebrating an anniversary or attending a special event like a graduation. For Mother's Day, I knew I wanted to include my children in the gift we were going to give to Grandma, I couldn't wait to show them the Hallmark Show Mom Love Kit!

This fun & colorful kit has everything you need to let the Mother in your life know that she is truly cherished! The kit comes with a "I Love Mom" prop banner & a paper-wooden frame. So grab the kids & head out doors, let them have fun with the banner & snap a couple of shots. Then insert your new photo in the frame & your done, I love simple & fun! 

Which Mother in your life would love this gift? 

Buy It: You can purchase your own Hallmark Love Kit online or in your local Hallmark store!

Win It: One lucky reader will win the above kit shown!
(This giveaway will end May 5th to ensure that it arrives in time for Mothers Day)

Use the rafflecopter to enter, good luck!

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(I was sent the above item for my review, all opinions are my own & no other compensation was received!)

Saturday, April 27, 2013


Thank you to everyone who entered & congrats to the winners!
Have a great weekend!

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CE Supply Store Review and Giveaway

I've started working out, walking & exercising more, one of the things that helps me during my exercises & walks is my iPhone. I have a few music apps along with songs I have downloaded from iTunes that always put me in the right mood by providing me with the perfect song or beat! 

Before I was introduced to CE Supply Store, I always had to put my iPhone in my pocket & hope that it doesn't ever fall out, well I love my new Forza Armband Pouch w/ Pink Ribbon! This comfortable case is easy to wear with durable fabric & a clear window so your screen is accessible. Featuring a hidden key pocket & rear opening for your headset jack access, this will quickly become your favorite work out partner! 

The Forza Armband has an affordable price of $19.95 & while your there check out the variety of iPhone & iPad cases, as well as chargers & more at CE Supply Store!

The Forza Armband is also part of the City of Hope product line & with each one sold, $1 is donated to cancer research. To find our more about the City of Hope program, "Making the Case for Hope," please visit the site HERE!

Buy It: Purchase your own Forza Armband online!

Win It: One lucky reader will win a Forza Armband compatible with the 4/4S/5 iPhone!

Use the rafflecopter to enter, good luck!
(This giveaway will end May 5th to ensure that the winner will receive this in time for Mother's Day)

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(I am one of several bloggers in the Thrifty Nifty Mommy Blogger Network by Janessa at Thrifty Nifty Mommy. I was sent the item above for my review, all opinions are my own & no other compensation was received!) 

Friday, April 26, 2013

pediped Shoes Review and Giveaway

We adore pediped shoes in our house & recently we had the privilege of reviewing the new Flex Evangeline for Little Sister C, to read the entire review, click HERE

My children's feet are growing faster than I can keep up, who knew that children would go through so many pairs of shoes? My son puts more wear & tear on shoes than any other kid I know, he loves to run & play & is such an active child so he needs shoes that can keep up!

The pediped Flex Hayden in grey, blue is the perfect light & athletic shoe for your child while looking adorable & comfortable. Featuring pediped's Flex Fit System your child's shoe will grow with them & can help prolong the life of the shoe! The Flex Hayden makes off & on easy with velcro straps & it has been approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association for promoting healthy foot development.

Isn't he so handsome with his new hair cut & styling shoes?!

Pediped carries sizes from newborn all the way up to youth, in styles like Originals, GripnGo & Flex, so you can make sure that all of your children have the perfect shoe for their growing feet! Stay connected with pediped on Facebook & Twitter & check out their new women's line of shoes, Brian James

Buy It: Purchase your own pediped shoes online!

Win It: One lucky reader will win a pair of Originals from pediped!

Use the rafflecopter to enter, good luck!

(Just an example of one of the new pairs of Originals, winner will not get to choose style)

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(I received the item above for my review, all opinions are my own & no other compensation was received!)

Post Sesame Street Cereal Review and Giveaway

My children love cereal & it's essential that they have a delicious & healthy breakfast every morning! You can always find Post Cereals in our pantry so I was happy to introduce my children to Post Sesame Street Cereal! Featuring their favorite characters like Elmo & Cookie Monster, what toddler wouldn't want to eat breakfast with them?!

Sesame Street C is for Cereal is available in natural Apple & Banana flavors & is packed with nutrition that your growing toddler needs! These cereals contain no artificial flavors, they are low in sugar & are the perfect bite size for your little one! With only 110 calories & no cholesterol, Sesame Street cereals provides 2/3 of your toddler's daily whole grains! 

So what would your toddler choose to try first? Big Brother C went for the banana flavored while Little Sister wanted to try the apple first, yum!

Buy It: Purchase Your Own Sesame Street cereal at a local store near you & save $1 by grabbing a coupon from the Post Sesame Street Facebook Page!

Win It: One lucky reader will win a prize pack similar to the one I received above!

Use the rafflecopter to enter, good luck!

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(I am one of several bloggers in the Thrifty Nifty Mommy Blogger Network by Janessa at Thrifty Nifty Mommy. I was sent the items above for my review, all opinions are my own &  no other compensation was received!) 

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Super Mario Bros 3 The Complete Series Review

My Husband is a big game & movie collector, he also has a love for Super Mario & I was happy to introduce my children & him to The Adventures of Super Mario Bros 3 from NCircle Entertainment! This complete series, 3 disc set, includes over 5 hours of fun and adventure based on the classic Nintendo game! 

Your children will join Mario & Luigi as they fight to protect the Mushroom Kingdom from King Koopa & the Koopa Kids! This collectors edition also includes bonus features such as the back story of The Adventures Of Super Mario Bros 3, meet the Marios & Koopas, visit the worlds of Super Mario Bros 3 & you can even hear the original music! 

Wouldn't your child love this collectors edition? You can purchase Super Mario Bros 3 online at NCircle Entertainment or at Best Buy & Toysrus starting 5/13/13! Stay connected with NCircle Entertainment on Facebook & Twitter

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Tailor Made White Boards Review and Giveaway

As a busy Mother always on the go I try to stay organized & plan ahead as much as possible, however that doesn't always happen! I like to use sticky notes or keep notes in my iPhone to help me remember things like what I need at the store or what is on the schedule for that day, dinner menu, etc. Well I can finally toss the sticky notes & be just a little bit more organized with Tailor Made White Boards!

At Tailor Made White Boards you will find fully customizable white boards to help simplify your life! Whatever you may need to help keep your family organized, Tailor Made has a dry erase, white board for you! 

They have activity planners, chore boards & menu planners, all available in a variety of styles! You can choose to upload your family picture, have a changeable frame or a fixed frame in a variety of colors & even add on an 18-inch tray!

I decided to choose the Family Menu Planner white board with a black fixed frame. I really love this & have used it since the day it arrived, it helps my family as well, they can see what's on the menu for the week with out having to ask me over & over!

Sorry, my hand writing is not the greatest & all I could find was a blue dry erase marker! When your ready to start a new week or new list, just wipe off & start again, no mess & no clean up!

Buy It: Purchase your own Tailor Made White Boards online!

Win It: One lucky reader will win a Tailor Made White Board!

Use the rafflecopter to enter, good luck!

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(I am one of several bloggers in the Thrifty Nifty Mommy Blogger Network by Janessa at Thrifty Nifty Mommy. I received the items above for my review, all opinions are my own!)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

NurturMe Review

Eating healthier as a family requires that we cook more meals at home, choose the right foods & ingredients at the grocery store & purchase fruits & veggies that are organic. It is very important that both of my children get their daily servings of fruits & veggies & I was happy to introduce Little Sister C to NurturMe! 

NurturMe has created a line of nurturmeals for infants & toddlers starting at 4 months all the way up to 4 years old! These are dried organic foods, gluten-free, contain no GMO's & the packing is BPA free! I was sent a variety of nurturmeals to try like squash-bananas-green kale, sweet potatoes oatmeal-bananas, protein-packed quinoa & crisp apples. For infants you can mix it up with breast milk, water or formula to create a puree for your baby to enjoy. Toddlers can get the extra nutrition they need by just mixing nurturmeals in with their foods. 

My daughter enjoyed classic oatmeal for breakfast one morning & it was so easy to add the crisp apples into her oatmeal. Just open, add in, stir & let your little one enjoy! Nurturmeals are great for on the go as well, just toss them in your diaper bag & you will have them on hand for the next meal!

Yum-a-roo's is a new 100% dried fruit & veggie snack & is arriving in May! Little Sister C tried out the caribbean crop & I think these have become her new favorite toddler snack! She had no problem gobbling up these bite sized nutrition bites, I will be sure to buy some as soon as they hit store shelves!

You can purchase NurturMe online or at Whole Foods, Target & BabiesRus stores! Stay connected with NurturMe on Facebook & Twitter

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(I was sent the above items for my review, all opinions are my own &  no other compensation was received) 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Velata Cheese Fondue Review and Giveaway

If you all love Scentsy like me than I'm sure you have heard of Velata & if you haven't, then trust me you are missing out! Velata is fun fondue, they make an entire line of warmers, chocolate, cheese, bowls & more!

Last year I reviewed a Velata warmer & fondue chocolate & it was so much fun, so I couldn't wait to try out the cheese fondue! The cheese fondue is available in cheddar, fiesta queso, smoked gouda & bacon cheddar flavors! Is your mouth watering yet? 

Anna L generously donated Cheddar Cheese Fondue from Velata to me for this review! Since I already own the Clementive Curve warmer, I simply added the cheese fondue to the warmer, plugged it in, turned the dial to high & dove right in! I enjoyed it with crackers & shared some with my children, we all loved it! Can you say yum?! Not only is this a quick & easy way to get your next party started, it's delicious too!

Could you use Velata at your next gathering? What flavor would you want to try?

Buy It: Purchase your own Velata Fondue online!

Win It: One lucky reader will win Velata Fondue, generously donated from Anna L.

Use the rafflecopter to enter, good luck!

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(I was sent the item above for my review, all opinions are my own & no other compensation was received  Anna L will award the winner their prize)