The Story Of Three: May 2013

Friday, May 31, 2013

Beyond The Fence Campaign



Summer is a wonderful time opportunity to make new discoveries with your best friend. Dog Fence DIY encourages exploration beyond the fence! Dog Fence DIY is encouraging all animal lovers to get their furry family members out & about, after all they need sunshine & exercise just like other family members do!

We have two beautiful labs, our black lab is almost eight years old & our yellow lab is a little under two years. Both of them are rescue dogs & if you ask me, they are two spoiled, sweet-hearted girls! They are Hub's best friends & the first to greet him at the door after a long day of work. I can't even remember what life was like before dogs but I wouldn't trade it for the world! 

Dogs need care too, from chewing on dental bones to regular visits to the vet for teeth cleaning, shots & more, some days I feel like I have four children instead of two! Lol. I couldn't be more proud of our canine's though, not only are they great with Big Brother who has Autism & Little Sister, they tolerate lots of hugs, accidental hair or tail pulling, ear tugs, kisses & more. 

Our weather here has been wonderful & we've been enjoying every minute of it! "The Girls" favorite thing to do is ride along in the car, they love to go on car rides & usually do almost daily with either Hubby or I! Ms P (black lab) always hogs the front seat & Ms B (yellow lab) likes to stretch out in the back of the car, they both love to look out the window when we are out & about.



When "The Girls" aren't going on car rides, we are going on family walks at the local trails & there is even a few dog parks around us that we plan to visit asap since school is out for summer for our family! Our dogs love to run around in our neighborhood court (hoping to find other furry friends to play with or chasing a random squirrel) & of course they are always by our side when we are grilling or playing in the backyard! They obey very well & are big snuggle-rs, so much that they love to sleep in bed with us, no not at the foot at the bed, right in the middle of Hubby & I! Some days I have to look past the dog hair that covers the bedding, couch, floors, sometimes even our clothes & just smile when I see my children laying & playing with "The Girls" on the floor! 


Little Sister C is head over heals for Ms P & Ms B, what little girl wouldn't want an adorable dog for a best friend? Aren't they so cute, you should see her when she tries to walk them on a leash! How many canine(s) do you have in your family? Do you include them in your family outings & events, if so like what? Do you have a favorite trail or park they like to walk on, please share! 




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MCO's Birthday Bash ProCook


We're celebrating MCO's first blog-birthday with MCO's Birthday Bash are so glad that you could join us for this event! If you've missed the giveaways up until now, be sure to click on the photo below to enter to win some amazing prizes from Strollers to Cookware!

Click on the image below to be redirected to a list of open giveaways.



MCO's Birthday Bash is continuing their celebration with an amazing giveaway for a prize pack from ProCook!


 
Photo Credit: ProCook

ProCook is a family owned company specializing in cookware and kitchenware. They offer the finest quality cookware, bakeware, cutlery, bakeware, dinnerware, flatware and stemware along with a large selection of cooking tools and kitchen essentials. They are positive that you will not be disappointed and you'll be amazed by their incredible value prices! All their products are exclusively designed and manufactured for ProCook from cast iron casseroles and non-stick, anodized, tri-ply or stainless steel cookware to knife blocks and kitchen accessories, and they support all their purchases by an extensive guarantee.



The ProCook prize pack includes a ProCook Cookie/Biscuit Maker, 2 sets of Silicone Muffin Cupcake Molds in Turquoise/Aubergine, a ProCook Silicone Spoonula and 3 Non-Stick Loose Bottom Cake Pans in various sizes! 

The Biscuit Maker makes it so easy to place cookies and biscuits on your baking tin. Simply insert your dough inside and use the lever to push out cookies or biscuits. It even comes with 20 shaped discs and 4 nozzles for decorative effects! 

Silicone Muffin Cupcake Molds take the worry out of sticking and spoiling with the flexible and non-stick easy release silicone. They meet stringent commercial and professional standards and cool quickly after withstanding high oven temperatures so you don't have to wait long to enjoy your goodies!

The ProCook Spoonula is a "spoon" shaped spatula that makes scraping mixes off the sides of the the bowl quick and effortless. It can be used on delicate, non-stick surfaces and on hot pans up to 500 degrees. 

Loose bottom cake pans allow you to remove your cake from the tin with ease. These non-stick bakeware offers no fuss baking, constructed from carbon steel bonded with the ProCook Ultra BK non-stick coating for even heat conduction yielding perfect results! ProCook is so confident in their product that each comes with a 10 year guarantee.



Photo Credit: ProCook


To see a full review of ProCook products, use this link


To Purchase: Visit the ProCook website and browse the endless possibilities! Pick up the Muffin Molds for as low as $5 to the 6-Piece Non-Stick Bakeware Set for $49.

Connect: ProCook would love for you to share this giveaway with your friends on your Facebook page, and to share and follow them on their newest social media, Google+! You can also connect with them on their various social media's listed on the Rafflecopter form!

To Win: Mommys Craft Obsession and ProCook are giving away a prize pack of bakeware and baking accessories! Enter the Rafflecopter below, all entries are optional with exception of your address, which is necessary for product shipment if you are the winner.




The Giveaway will close late on the evening of June 14th.  The winner will be chosen at random through Rafflecopter which uses Random.org. The winner will be announced both on Rafflecopter as well as MCO’s Facebook. The winner will have their prize sent to them by ProCook. Mommys Craft Obsession and other participating bloggers are not responsible for prize shipment. Must be 18 years and older. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google are in no way affiliated with this giveaway. No Purchase Necessary. US Only.

*Mommys Craft Obsession, including myself, IHeart-Motherhood and other participating bloggers have not received compensation (monetary nor product) to promote this giveaway.


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Thursday, May 30, 2013

We're Parents Daddy Deserves It Event Boogie Board





I am a big note person, I don't like to keep things jumbled in my head, I write down everything! From keeping sticky notes around the house to using a note app in my iPhone, that's just the way I stay organized! When I told Hubby that a new way to take notes, keep track of my grocery lists & leave him memo's was arriving at our front door, he had no idea what to expect & was surprised to see the Jot 8.5 Boogie Board!

With the Jot 8.5 you can write, draw, erase & start all over again, using no markers & leaving no mess! The Jot 8.5 feature's an erase lock switch, lcd screen, stylus & dock, along with integrated magnets! This paperless, thin, magnetic, eWriter is super easy & fun to use & is made with a soft touch back & finished off with a metallic design! 


So what would you use your Boogie Board for? It's become a real favorite in our house & I'm pretty sure I need one for each family member! Lol! Both of my children loved doodling on the Jot 8.5, while I used it for grocery lists & I love having it on my fridge! My pictures below are from Mothers Day weekend & we had family over for dinner, so I had fun showing off my new Boogie Board!







WIN IT:

We are giving away a Boogie Board Rip!  Valued at $100!!  



The Boogie Board Rip LCD eWriter has the ability to provide a paper-like writing experience just like the one reviewed in this post, but allows you to save written or drawn images as files.  You can connect it to your computer with the included cord and upload files right to your computer. No longer do you have to worry about unmanageable notebooks and pads, the Boogie Board Rip keeps everything together for you in one spot.  You can even search for the file you need when it's connected to the computer.  Daddy will love this awesome gadget!

Just enter on the Rafflecopter form below.  Giveaway is open until 6/14/2013 at 12:00am EST.  Open to US residents only!  Good luck!

Vote for me @ Top Mommy Blogs - Mom Blog Directory

Special Thanks to We're Parents!? for securing this giveaway


MCO's Birthday Bash Saranoni

We're celebrating MCO's first blog-birthday with MCO's Birthday Bash are so glad that you could join us for this event! If you've missed the giveaways up until now, be sure to click on the photo below to enter to win some amazing prizes from Strollers to Cookware!



Click on the image below to be redirected to a list of open giveaways.



MCO's Birthday Bash is continuing their celebration with an amazing giveaway for an Adult Throw by Saranoni!



Photo Credits: Saranoni


Saranoni is a luxury blanket company started in 2006 with a passion for creating things people will love.  They believe the first thing a child will see, hold and touch should be special so they created blankets in different sizes, textures, colors and patterns. The sizes of their blankets vary from the mini blanket (15x20) which is great for newborns to the adult throw (60x80) that can wrap around an entire family for a perfect for evening cuddling! With its warmth, Saranoni seeks to provide snuggle-worthy blankets for all. Saranoni also offers burp cloths, bibs, accessories, gifts and more!



Photo Credit: Mommy's Craft Obsession

Saranoni's extra large Swirl/Lush Adult Throw blanket is the ultimate luxury to wrap yourself in. It is pleasing to the senses with rich swirls on one side and a lavish, lush fabric on the other framed by a soft 2 inch border. Measuring 60x80, it provides 5 pounds of warmth and unparalleled comfort that makes it the perfect blanket for you and your family! Even better, it is machine washable. Lay flat to dry to maintain the soft, luxurious fabric. 

Hey guys, it's Alex from Mommys Craft Obsession and I just want to tell you on a personal note, that this is hands down the most luxurious blanket that I have ever owned. I had heard of Saranoni for a long time and I never understood what all of the fuss was about. I mean, a blanket is a blanket, right? WRONG. This blanket is not just a blanket, it's a little slice of heaven and the softness and luxury is unlike any other. I am a slight blanket addict and this is now the only blanket that I'll use (aside from my bedding of course). Saranoni really did an amazing job at creating comfort with it's softness, it's weight, and its durability. This is a must have blanket!




Photo Credit: Saranoni

To see a full review of Saranoni's Adult Throw, use this link

To Purchase: Visit the Saranoni website and pick yours up for $120.00! There are so many color combinations to choose from that you will be wanting to match a blanket with every couch, chair, or bedding you own!

To Win: Mommys Craft Obsession and Saranoni are giving away your choice of Adult Throw! Choose from any of the Adult Throws in any color combination! Enter the Rafflecopter below, all entries are optional with exception of your address and color choice, which is necessary for product shipment if you are the winner.




The Giveaway will close late on the evening of June 13th. The winner will be chosen at random through Rafflecopter which uses Random.org. The winner will be announced both on Rafflecopter as well as MCO’s Facebook. The winner will have their prize sent to them by Saranoni. Mommys Craft Obsession and other participating bloggers are not responsible for prize shipment. Must be 18 years and older. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google are in no way affiliated with this giveaway. No Purchase Necessary. US Only.

*Mommys Craft Obsession, including myself, IHeart-Motherhood and other participating bloggers have not received compensation (monetary nor product) to promote this giveaway.


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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Brylane Home Review and Giveaway


We've been so busy working on projects around the new house, from repairs to painting plus it's the end of the school year & to say things have been hectic would be an understatement! I was just telling Hubby the other day that our master bedroom has been neglected since the day we moved in, or atleast I felt that way. We needed a new bedding set, we had no curtains & well the pieces we did have just didn't match. 

I was recently introduced to Brylane Home & the timing couldn't of been better! After browsing their wide selection of products, I fell in love with so many items that I would love to have in my bedroom, bath, kitchen & I even found out they carry storage, furniture & so much more! 



I knew I wanted something for the bedroom, I immediately decided on the Daniella 20-Piece Comforter Set, this is a value set that can't be beat! It's available in black/white as well as purple & you can find it in Twin, Full, Queen & King Sizes. The set contains a comforter, bed skirt, two shams, two Euro shams, two decorative pillows & two-six piece window sets. 

I was super excited when my package arrived & very impressed with the quality of my set! I wish I would of remembered to take a "before" picture but let me just tell you, it was sad, so sad! This set has transformed our master bedroom & I have been showing it off to whoever comes over, I love the style, color & even Hubby let out a big "Whoa" the first time he saw it! 




So what do you think? Do you have an item you are in love with from Brylane Home? 


Buy It: Purchase your own Daniella 20 Piece Set online from Brylane Home!

Win It: One lucky reader will win a 1000-TC Sheet Set w/ Bonus Cases

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)

Daddy Deserves it Event Daddy Scrubs


Daddy Event

Today's Daddy Deserves It event sponsor, hosted by The Thrifty Nifty Mommy Blogger Network is: 
Daddy Scrubs!




We're Parents!? had was thrilled to be able to work with Daddy Scrubs again for our Father's Day event.  This is the company that is leading the way with products that know just how to make dads feel special, so when they wanted to be included twice, we weren't going to say no!  Today's review and giveaway is for a DaddySwag Gift Box which is full of all the essentials that daddy needs to make him for special.  This is the perfect gift, not only for Father's Day, but for new or expecting dads, or seasoned dads that just need a great gift.

Read the full review and enter to win HERE.

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Via Cacao Review and Giveaway



My daughter loves to play dress up, she loves carrying bags or purses & really loves adding bows into her hair & she is always wanting to style it different with headbands, clips, etc. As I've explained to my Husband, a girl can never have too many accessories, especially when it comes to hair! 

I was recently introduced to Via Cacao, you might have seen them on Zuilly before, they create fun, retro & flirty bows, clips, pom poms & more! Available in a variety of color options, you will find Classic Chic Hair Bows, Carousel Hair Clips, they even have a Retro Hair Bow Collection! With affordable price tags, you will want one of each!

Little Sister C was very excited when she opened up the Via Cacao package & loved all of her new hair accessories! She quickly went for the Pom Pom Hair Clips, she loved the way these looked & I think the Clip Sets will be great to hold her bangs off to the side when they get a little longer! 




Aren't they adorable? I love this Ivory Classic Chic Bow, made of soft fabric & an easy alligator clip, she can wear this to a play date or church!


Buy It: Visit Via Cacao online to purchase your own items!

Win It: One lucky reader will win three items of choice from Via Cacao!

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

MCO's Birthday Bash Dropcam


We're celebrating MCO's first blog-birthday with MCO's Birthday Bash are so glad that you could join us for this event! If you've missed the giveaways up until now, be sure to click on the photo below to enter to win some amazing prizes from Strollers to Cookware!

Click on the image below to be redirected to a list of open giveaways.


MCO's Birthday Bash is continuing our celebration with an amazing giveaway for a Dropcam HD! 



Photo Credits: Dropcam

Dropcam was developed by co-founders Greg Duffy and Aami Virani after Greg's father desperately wanted to figure out which local dog was making a mess of his yard. He began hooking up IP camera's but was having trouble getting the system to work just right and that storing video on his hard drive wasn't an easy or secure solution. Greg was immediately interested in solving his dads dilemma and called his friend Aamir to talk through the problem. They began throwing around the idea around soon connected with tech pioneer Mitch Kapor who decided to fun the initial development which resulted in the launch of Dropcam in 2009. Now Dropcam is widely used around the country to "drop in" on their babies, pets, and even to catch unsuspecting thieves. 



Dropcam is a high definition Wi-Fi video camera that has remote viewing and two way sound. Your Dropcam can be viewed through any computer or Apple or Android device. The set up on the Dropcam is a breeze, simply plug it into your computer and the Dropcam system walks you through the  60 second process. Some of the fantastic features that Dropcam offers is:

  • Quick Setup
  • HD Video Quality
  • Secure SSL Encryption
  • Easy Turn On and Turn Off Based on Your Location 
  • Digital Zoom
  • Activity Alerts
  • Exclusive Mobile App
  • Two Way Audio
  • Night Vision
  • DVR
  • & More!


Photo Credits: Dropcam

To see a full review of Dropcam, use this link


To Purchase: Visit Dropcam's website and pick yours up for $149! This is a baby gear must have!

To Win: Mommys Craft Obsession and Dropcam are giving away a Dropcam HD! Enter the Rafflecopter below, all entries are optional with exception of your address, which is necessary for product shipment if you are the winner.




The Giveaway will close late on the evening of June 12th. The winner will be chosen at random through Rafflecopter which uses Random.org. The winner will be announced both on Rafflecopter as well as MCO’s Facebook. The winner will have their prize sent to them by Dropcam, Mommys Craft Obsession and other participating bloggers are not responsible for prize shipment. Must be 18 years and older. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google are in no way affiliated with this giveaway. No Purchase Necessary. US Only.

*Mommys Craft Obsession, IHeart-Motherhood and other participating bloggers have not received compensation (monetary nor product) to promote this giveaway.


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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Febreze Deodorizing Powders Review


We've been in our new home for a couple of months now & one of the changes we've had to make is adjusting to having carpet. Our previous rent house was complete tile, however our new house has four rooms that are carpeted. Hubby loves carpet & I don't mind it either but well with kids & dogs, I don't have to tell you what can be tracked into the carpet!!


Bissell is a familiar brand that comes to mind when I think about vacuums, steam mops & floor care. Bissell must of known that we were adjusting to life with carpet because they sent me a carpet deodorizing powder! Febreze Hawaiian Aloha Carpet Deodorizing Powder eliminates odors & freshens carpets & rugs! 

This is the only deodorizing powder endorsed by Bissell & not only am I in love with the Hawaiian Aloha scent, I couldn't believe how easy the powder was to use! Just sprinkle evenly over any area you'd like-carpet, rugs, curtains, floorboards of your car & more! After a few minutes, just vacuum thoroughly, that's it, told you it was easy! The deodorizing powder eliminates odors like smoke, garlic, mold & even mildew! It leaves a long lasting fragrance & removes more dirt & odors than just vacuuming alone. 





So what do you think? Purchase your own Febreze Deodorizing Powders from Bissell online for only $3.49! Stay connected with Bissell on Facebook & Twitter!



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(I received this Febreze Deodorizing Powder free from BISSELL Homecare, Inc. but am under no obligation to write a review. What I’m writing here are my own opinions based on my own use of the product)

Winners





Congrats winners & thank you to everyone who entered!


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Daddy Deserves It Event Shutterfly


Daddy Event

Today's Daddy Deserves It event sponsor, hosted by The Thrifty Nifty Mommy Blogger Network is: 
Shutterfly!



We're Parents!? had the pleasure of being able to create a PhotoBook for Father's Day.  Dads don't always get to spend as much time with the babies, so it is important to give them just a little token of the amazing time they have with the kids.  You are able to use Shutterfly's templates or create one all your own adding tons of pictures.  Available in an assortment of sizes, you are sure to find and create the perfect Father's Day present with Shutterfly's photo books.

Read the full review and enter to win HERE.


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