The Story Of Three: January 2014

Friday, January 31, 2014

ARK Therapeutic Review and Giveaway




ARK Therapeutic began many years ago when Debbie was on the search for more oral motor therapy tools, her & her husband created an oral sensory motor tool out of 100% medical grade materials called the Probe, then along came the Z-Vibe & Z-Grabber. Today ARK Therapeutic offers an extensive line of therapy products for oral motor development, sensory integration, fine motor, feeding, chewing & more! 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

GE reveal Bulbs Makeover




Did you see my recent post & giveaway on the GE reveal bulbs, in case you missed it you can view it here! GE reveal bulbs are all the buzz right know, they offer innovative beautiful clean light & I was so excited when my package of GE reveal 75W halogen replacement bulbs & a GE reveal LED bulb showed at my front door, the timing couldn't of been better! I couldn't wait to give my home a makeover with the energy saving reveal bulbs! Who knew saving money & energy could be so easy!?


So I took my GE reveal bulbs & headed to the first room that I knew needed new lighting asap, the kids bathroom. Just the other day two bulbs burnt out, two in one day, yikes!


The GE reveal bulbs screwed right in without a problem, I instantly noticed a difference in my children's bathroom when I flipped the switch for the first time, I mean can you say amazing!?

The next room I had in mind to make over was the kitchen, this is where my family spends most of their time together, so it's important that we have great lighting when we cook & eat together. 


What do you think? So what room would you makeover with GE reveal bulbs? GE offers a variety of reveal bulbs, you can view the full product list online here & feel free to stay connected with GE Lighting on Facebook & Twitter!



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(I was provided the product free of charge from GE Lighting, I received no other compensation)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Winners


Learning Resources winner is Maria C!

Target Gift Card/GE reveal Bulbs winner is Jessica C!

MyCustomCase winner is Cynthia G!


Congrats to the winners & thanks to everyone who entered!



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Vans Natural Foods #GlutenFree Review and Giveaway





Vans Natural Foods is a staple in my home, my entire family loves their products & I'm so excited that they are back on the blog! If your not familiar with Vans, it all started back at the original Vans restaurant in the 1970's, they started serving waffles on the beach side & now create healthy, mouth-watering foods that you can find in your local grocery stores!

You will find a wide selection of foods at Vans, not only do they offer a great gluten-free selection, they offer whole grain foods, organic options & more! You won't find any artificial ingredients, hydrogenated or GMO Oils, corn or high fructose corn syrup in Vans Natural Foods!

So go ahead, snack happily & guilt-free, I'm so happy that my children enjoy eating Vans foods, I love providing healthy options for them at an affordable price!

Vans so kindly sent me a handful of their new gluten-free products! 


By far my son's favorite is the new gluten free Snack Bars which come in Blueberry & Peanut Butter as well as Strawberry & Peanut Butter! These handy little bars make great on the go snacks & are packed with 10g of nutrient rich whole grains, they are the perfect size for little hands! 

The new gluten free Chips are delicious as they look & are packed with flavor & crunch! They are available in Nacho, Nacho Man & Mighty Good BBQ! These baked multigrain chips contain 18g of nutrient rich whole grains, grab these babies for your next party & of course they are great for dipping too!


What are some of your favorite Van's foods? Don't the new snacks look delicious!?


Buy it: I found Van's Natural Foods at my local grocery store as well as my local health food stores!

Win it: One lucky reader will win 5 coupons for free products, 3 for dry snacks & 2 for the frozen line! Use the giveaway tools form to enter, good luck!

This giveaway is open the US only, ages 18 & up.  Ends on 2/13/14 at 11:59 PM EST. Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below.  Good Luck! Disclosure: IHeart-Motherhood is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Vans Natural Foods is providing the product and not running the giveaway. 


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Hotel Chocolat Review and Giveaway #Valentines




Hotel Chocolat is a British chocolatier that started about 20 years ago by Angus Thirlwell & Peter Harris, it encompasses a new type of chocolate company, connecting luxury chocolate making and retailing with cocoa growing. Hotel Chocolat is one of the world’s few chocolate makers to actually grow cocoa & remains a privately owned company with the original co-founders still very much involved.

Valentine's is so close, are you ready? Most ladies, (me included) love chocolate & for some reason it tastes even better in holiday themed! I love Hotel Chocolat & I'm so happy to have them back with some mouth-watering Valentine sweets! 


Hotel Chocolat so kindly sent me a Valentine's Goody Bag full of charming chocolates like Passion Fruit Truffles, a Strawberry Heart Lick, Raspberry Fusion Slab & Lovely Hearts Milk. 


I loved all of my delicious treats from Hotel Chocolat, the Goody Bag was great & is the perfect treat this Valentine's Day! 

Hotel Chocolat wants to send one lucky reader a Love Notes package & make your Valentine's just a little bit sweeter!


The Loves Notes is filled with 12 irresistible chocolate hearts, your heart will skip a beat while enjoying these smooth truffles in Strawberry & Champagne, Passion Fruit Ganache, Gianduja Pralines & more! 

What are some of your favorite Valentine's Day gifts from Hotel Chocolat?


Buy it: You can purchase the Valentines Goody Bag & the Love Notes package as well as more delicious chocolates online at Hotel Chocolat! 

Win it: One lucky reader will win Hotel Chocolat "Love Notes", (ARV $32)!

This giveaway is open the US only, ages 18 & up.  Ends on 2/12/14 at 11:59 PM EST. Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below.  Good Luck! Disclosure: IHeart-Motherhood is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Hotel Chocolat is providing the product and not running the giveaway. 

Monday, January 27, 2014

Combi All-in-One Mobile Entertainer Giveaway



Welcome to the Combi USA All-in-One Mobile Entertainer Giveaway
hosted by IHeart-Motherhood & Housewife on a Mission,
and sponsored by Combi USA.

Combi USA is your #1 stop for baby gear, they offer lightweight, safe, compact & affordable strollers, car seats, high chairs, bouncers, mobile entertainers & more! We actually own the Combi Cosmo Stroller & absolutely love it, we've used it at so many outings with my daughter!

Combi improved the All-in-One Mobile Entertainer & today one lucky reader will have a chance to win one! 


The All-in-One Mobile Entertainer is designed with a classic car theme & allows babies to stand, jump & explore, while the 3-position height adjustment & lockable jumper feature allows the product to grow with your baby, all the way up to 30 pounds!

Featuring an electronic play tray with lights, sounds & music, as well as a large snack & drink tray located underneath the hood, the All-in-One Mobile Entertainer provides features that are fun & functional for your little one!

The All-in-One Mobile Entertainer will be available online & at most major retailers nationwide starting in February 2014, you will be able to find Flower Power & Police Car in Black exclusively at Buy Buy Baby stores while Walmart.com will exclusively carry the classic hot rood look, Silver Flames.

Win it: One lucky reader will win the Combi All-in-One Mobile Entertainer! Winner will be able to choose from the current available color options- Pink, Purple, Blue Police Car, Silver Flames and Black Police Car!

This giveaway is open the US only, ages 18 & up.  
Ends on 2/11/14 at 1:00 am EST. 

Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below.  Good Luck! 

Disclosure: IHeart-Motherhood, Housewife on a Mission and this blog are not responsible for prize fulfillment/shippment, as this is a sponsored prize from Combi USA. IHeart-Motherhood and Housewife on a Mission were not compensated for hosting this giveaway, nor were we compensated in any way for the promotion of this giveaway. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and any other social media are not affiliated with this giveaway. If you have any questions please contact the host of this giveaway atmrsjschwartz(at)yahoo.com

We love Step2 giveaway



Welcome to the We Love Step2 Giveaway hosted by Thrifty Nifty Mommy and Viva Veltoro. Here's your chance to win ANY toy (up to $150 value) from Step2.com, what would you choose?!

Step2 is releasing brand new toys this spring and we've got your first look! Check out the new Step2 Great Outdoors Playhouse, the Sit & Play Picnic Table with Umbrella, the Sand Castle Play Table, the Home Depot Sizzle & Smoke Barbeque Set, the Busy Ball Play Table, and the Alpine Ridge Climber and Slider. These are just some of the great new products from Step2 that will be hitting the shelves over the next few months!


  Visit the Step2 website to see all of the great products they have for sale. Also, you'll want to make sure that you sign up for their Birthday Club where you'll get great coupons before your child's birthday, plus other special offers and deals! Also, make sure you like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. Step2, Thrifty Nifty Mommy, Viva Veltoro, and a number of great bloggers have teamed up to bring you a giveaway for ANY toy (up to $150 value) from Step2.com so you can choose the toy that's best suited for your family!

Open to the residents of the 48 contiguous US states, ages 18+. Ends 2/10/14 at 11:59 PM EST. Please enter using the Giveaway Tools form below. Good Luck!

Disclosures: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Thrifty Nifty Mommy, Viva Veltoro and the participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Giveaway is open to residents of the 48 contiguous US states, age 18+. Giveaway will close at 11:59PM EST on 2/10/14. One (1) winner will be selected randomly from all eligible entries. Winner may select any toy from the Step2 website that has an original price (MSRP) of $150 or less; shipping will also be provided free of charge.If the winner would like an item that is more than $150 ARV, he/she will be responsible for the difference plus applicable tax and shipping. Please note, this is valid for ONE item up to $150 original price, not a suite of products. Thrifty Nifty Mommy & Viva Veltoro are Step2 Ambassadors. As a member of this program they receive compensation and products in exchange for sharing their honest opinions.
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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Winner


LinaJake bag winner is Stephanie B!

Congrats to the winner & thanks to everyone who entered! 


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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Winner


#OnMyWay2Fab winner is Vickie C!

Congrats to the winner & thanks to everyone who entered!

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Siliconezone Large Heart Pan Review and Giveaway #Valentines





Valentine's Day is right around the corner & what better holiday to give your sweetheart a sweet treat!? I couldn't wait to prepare a yummy desert in my new heart-shaped silicone cake mold/pan from Siliconezone!


Siliconezone's flexible, non-stick, high heat tolerant heart cake pan allows for even cooking & is perfect for making cakes, brownies & more! So cook away this Valentine's Day, you can put the Siliconezone heart pan in the microwave, freezer & finally the dishwasher for easy breezy clean-up! 


So what do you have planned for your sweetie this Valentine's Day? Why not make it a little sweeter with the Siliconezone heart pan!



Doesn't that look yummy? My daughter thought these heart shaped brownies were the neatest thing ever, I can't wait to bake more goodies in my new Siliconezone heart pan!


Buy it: Purchase the Siliconezone Large Heart Pan online!

Win it: One lucky reader will win the Siliconezone Large Heart Pan featured above!

This giveaway is open the US only, ages 18 & up.  Ends on 2/7/14 at 11:59 PM EST. Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below.  Good Luck! Disclosure: IHeart-Motherhood is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Siliconezone is providing the product and not running the giveaway. 

Dickey's Barbecue Pit's NEW Buttery Cornbread Sandwiches





Dickey's Barbecue Pit is back at IHeart-Motherhood with another tasty review, new Buttery Cornbread Sandwiches have arrived & I couldn't wait to try them out at my local Dickey's!

I headed to my local Dickey's with my younger brother & my daughter, we each ordered one of the new Buttery Cornbread Sandwhiches & my daughter chose a kids chicken nugget plate. 


Both new sandwiches are served on Dickey's new Buttery Cornbread Buns along with cheese, pickles & onions, the Sweet Pork Cornbread Sandwhich is piled high with tender pulled pork & Dickey's Sweet Barbecue Sauce while the Spicy Chicken Sandwhich gives you a kick with a juicy marinated chicken breast smothered in a fiery blend of Dickey's Original Barbecue Sauce & Texas Pete Hot Sauce.


We loved the sandwiches, they were delicious, did I mention the fries are amazing!?


We can't wait to visit our local Dickey's again, I love all of the menu options they have to offer & it's such a family-friendly place!


So do you have a Dickey's near you? Don't forget kids eat free Sunday's & they offer free ice cream everyday-yum!

You can stay connected with Dickey's by liking them on Facebook & following them on Twitter!


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Winner


Gorton's seafood prize pack winner is Katie G.

Congrats to the winner & thanks to everyone who entered!

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Pyramid Pan Review and Giveaway




Do you have Super Bowl plans? Did you have a New Years resolution to eat healthier? I was recently introduced to the Pyramid Pan & this handy tool has become the perfect kitchen helper!

The Pyramid Pan is a 16.25"x11.5" clever cooking mat, made with superior grade silicone & topped with 556 mini pyramids that elevate cooking foods up & out of lakes of grease & fat. The nonstick Pyramid Pan acts as a convection oven, allowing heated air to circulate under & around food, keeping the texture & crispness intact but allowing foods to lock in juice while cooking & diverting extra fats & grease off using the pyramids. 


From baking chicken fingers to potato wedges & more, using the flexible Pyramid Pan will give you a more efficient & effective cooking process & a simple cleanup. Foods cook evenly with less turning & its microwave-safe as well. Toss it in the dishwasher when your done & just roll it up for easy storage. You will find so many great uses with the Pyramid Pan including using as a trivet, pot holder, a drying rack & more!


Cooking a fresh or frozen meal tonight? The Pyramid Pan is a must have in your kitchen & will quickly become your go-to tool, it even fits inside standard baking sheets & jelly roll pans, or you can trim it to the desired size. 

So what will you cook on your new Pyramid Pan?

Buy it: The Pyramid Pan can be purchased online for $19.95 (plus shipping & handling)

Win it: One lucky reader will win a Pyramid Pan!

This giveaway is open the US only, ages 18 & up.  Ends on 2/5/14 at 11:59 PM EST. Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below.  Good Luck! Disclosure: IHeart-Motherhood is not responsible for prize fulfillment. DreamBaby is providing the product and not running the giveaway. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Winner


#MilestoneMoments Prize Pack winner is Danielle O.

Congrats & thanks to everyone who entered!

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Dreambaby Liberty Security Gate Review and Giveaway




Dreambaby is an internationally renowned child safety brand that's available in more than 100 countries. They offer an extensive range of products specifically designed to provide parents & caregivers with modern home safety solutions to keep children safe in & around the home. 


From award-winning safety gates to feeding products, even locks & latches, Dreambaby has products to make your life easier as a parent & your home safer for baby! We were recently sent a Dreambaby Liberty Security Gate & as a mom of two young children, a security gate is a must-have in your home!
    The Dreambaby® Liberty Security Gate is easy to install & to use, it's a sturdy safety gate perfect for any area of the house, doorways, hallways & other openings. I installed ours in just a few minutes between the kitchen & the front froom of the house. 


I love the one-handed operation, great for parents who have their handsfull!


The Liberty gate swings open both ways & stays open! Maybe you are unloading groceries or the children aren't home & you want to leave the gate open, it's easy, no tricks or props, just swing it open & it stays there-hooray!


We love our new gate, ok, really I'm probably the only one who loves having a gate installed! With having a little one & my oldest being Autistic, the gate has been very helpful so far & I'm honestly thinking about getting another one for the other side of the kitchen!


So could you use a Dreambaby Gate in your home? Where would you install it?


Buy it: Purchase the Dreambaby Liberty Security Gate from Amazon

Win it: One lucky reader will win a Dreambaby Liberty Security Gate!

This giveaway is open the US only, ages 18 & up.  Ends on 2/5/14 at 11:59 PM EST. Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below.  Good Luck! Disclosure: IHeart-Motherhood is not responsible for prize fulfillment. DreamBaby is providing the product and not running the giveaway.