OshKosh B’gosh Style Up 4 School & Giveaway!

“This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of OshKosh B’gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.”

Hello August! Oh my! August! The year is halfway gone and the kiddos are about to go back to school. Is it just me, or the older you get the faster the years go by? Since my kiddos started going to school I feel like every year is shorter! And if I’m quite honest, the picking school clothes can be overwhelming for me, specially my little divas clothes. She is 7 going on 17, has an opinion about everything and is always 3 words from a meltdown.  As I’m pretty sure you can tell I need some help so I don’t loose my mind picking outfits that are comfortable, functional, school appropriate and DIVA approved!

Enter OshKosh, they have been around for ages and still offer an array of amazing quality clothing at great prices. But by far my favorite thing about OshKoshis that they set up their clothing in several outfits, so you don’t have to guess which top looks better with the shorts you fell in love with. They offer all the combinations and it’s super easy to pick out gorgeous outfits for the kids.

My daughter was so excited and kept finding outfits she loved, this doesn’t happen often. She found comfy leggings and stylist tunics that we’ll be able to mix and match so she has tons of new outfits for school. We found the most adorable leggins with unicorns and such vivid prints, the combinations are truly endless.

We also loved the color schemes for the start of school/fall the rich blues mixed with bright pinks and metallics. I’m sure my little diva will shine a little brighter this year because of these outfits, I didn’t have to brake the bank to get lots of outfit combinations and the best part is that most pieces can be mixed and match so I can let her choose her outfits without having to fight because she looks like a rainbow threw up on her. Oh glorious fuzzing free mornings! Can’t wait!

As if I wasn’t alrteady head over heels for OshKosh, I found out about their B’gosh Jeanius Campaign, which is an annual effort to support their customer’s local communities with donated clothing and school supply needs. Since then, they’ve partnered with DonorsChoose.org, Delivering Good, OshKoshMoms, families and friends to collect over $1.1 million and distribute more than 66,000 articles of clothing to impact the lives of over 260,000 students.

You can join their effort by donating a new pair of jeans in-store or making a cash contribution in-store or online HERE from July 25 through September 18. And, share your “shop to give style” on social media using #BgoshJeanius. Let’s share these gorgeous outfits while helping children in need!

Still can’t get enough OshkoshGo to your local OshKosh store to unlock a Snapchat Filter from 8/4-8/6! Then share all the fun! Go HERE to find an OshKosh store near you! And to make it even better you can use Coupon Code: OKBG3352 to get 20% off your purchase of $40 or more.

Now for the fun part! Enter the giveaway below for a change to win an OshKosh $50 gift card! Make sure you share with your friends and family!
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THOR: RAGNAROK – New Trailer and Poster!

In Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela.

But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk!

THOR: RAGNAROK is directed by Taika Waititi and returns Chris Hemsworth starring as Thor and Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as Loki. They are joined by Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson and Karl Urban, with Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins.

Make sure to check out the new trailer here:

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THOR: RAGNAROK opens in theaters everywhere November 3rd! 

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BLACK PANTHER – New Poster Now Available!

Marvel Studios’ BLACK PANTHER follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.

But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. 

Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.


 
 If you haven't already make sure to check out the trailer below!

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BLACK PANTHER arrives in theatres everyone on February 16, 2018! 

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Save tons of money at Nordstrom Rack with Groupon! 

For those of you who have been reading my blog from the beginning you know I’m really really frugal. And although I don’t post exclusively about deals anymore, a good sale will always make my heart sing! 

Have you tried Groupon yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Groupon is so simple to use and is free. Whether you are looking for deals on your favorite resturant or you are looking to save money on your shopping trip, Groupon has you covered. I’ve made it a tradition to check on groupon before I go on any trip, do my nails or when I want to try something new. 
Groupon is offering you BIG savings right now on over 9,000 retailers! Thats over 70,000 coupons, promo codes and deals. Groupon offers a wide range of up to date, ready to use coupons and promo codes to many retailers you probably already shop at.

Here is how it works:

If you’re frugal and fabulous like me Nordstrom Rack is the best place to shop! They offer tons of designer items at a fraction of the price. Maybe one of these days I’ll tell you guys about my obsession with Mini Melissa shoes. Instead of going to the Nordstrom Rack site, simply go to the Groupon site first and grab the Nordstrom rack coupons and promo codes first. This allows you to double up on your savings. That’s it. You are ready to save some big bucks. Pretty easy right?

Check out some of the deals right now: 

  • Free shipping
  • Up to 80% off clearance
  • 60% off handbags
  • 65% off Marc Jacobs
  • 84% off mens sunglasses 
  • 40% off backpacks

What kind of deals will you find on the Groupon site for Nordstrom Rack? 

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Giveaway: Spider-Man Homecoming gift pack

Sponsored by Sony Pictures & Marvel

I’ve teamed up with Mrs. Kathy King to celebrate the theatrical release of Sony Pictures & Marvel new film SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING – In Theaters NOW.
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We are giving our fans 3 different ways to win 1 of 10 Spider-Man: Homecoming gift packs that includes a Tee shirt, movie poster and more.

 

Giveaway 1 : SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Facebook Live Event

Join Mrs. Kathy King on Monday July 7 (7/10) from 6:30 PM – 7 PM PST on Facebook Live for a night of Trivia and Prizes!!!
What is she giving away? 3 Spider-Man: Homecoming gift packs that includes a Tee shirt, movie poster and more.
How To Enter? Click HERE to RSVP

Giveaway 2 : SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Instagram Loop

Prize: 4 Winners Will Receive a Spider-Man: Homecoming gift packs that includes a Tee shirt, movie poster and more.
Giveaway starts 7/7 at 12 pm PST (3 pm EST)
Giveaway Ends: 7/17 11:59 pm P.S.T
How To Enter? Click HERE to ENTER

Giveaway 3 : SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Giveaway

Prize: 3 Spider-Man: Homecoming gift packs that includes a Tee shirt, movie poster and more.
Giveaway starts: 7/7 at 9 am PST (12 pm EST)
Giveaway Ends: 7/17 11:59 pm PST (2:59 am EST)
How To Enter? Simple fill out the form below:

Disclaimer: The Prize is being provided by Sony Pictures & Marvel and is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or associated with Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Giveaway will end on 07/17/2017 at 11:59 pm PST. You will be contacted via email via a congratulation letter and have 24 hours to claim your prize. This Giveaway is open to USA . Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for prize shipment.

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No more running to urgent care for not so urgent visits!


When my now 11 year old was 15 months, he fell backwards in the living room and hit his head on the base board. I picked him up thinking it was just another fall, I put my hand behind the back of his head and it was wet, a little too wet. When I pulled my hand back it was completely red, full of blood. Obviously I panicked, first time mom, my tiny son barely a toddler. So I did the most logical thing to me at the moment… call 911. They were really fast, a nice perk of living in the city. When the police car, ambulance and EMT arrived I was beyond overwhelmed, seeing all the lights and emergency vehicles only reassured my suspicion my baby was in serious peril. After they examine his and dressed the wound, well not wound it turned out to be a tiny cut. But apparently the head bleeds, A LOT! The paramedic obviously trying really hard to not hate me or judge me for being ridiculous told me head injuries bleed a lot and if the same thing was to ever happen again to make sure to clean the wound to be able to assess size and depth.

Now why am I telling you this story? Accidents are scary and as a parent we are supposed to be strong and stay cool and collected. But that's easier said than done. If you're baby has a high fever, they were stung by a bee, they have a tummy ache or any other illness that simple can not wait for the morning when their doctors office open but it's not a true emergency. What do you do? Usually you call the on call nurse, who can't really help you much or just makes an appointment for the next day (as long as it's not a holiday or weekend) Not really anything to help you stay at ease. Or you can take them to the ER and pay a gazillion dollars, be in a room with God knows how many germs and viruses and doing all that with a very upset kid that's not feeling their best. Sounds awful doesn't it? Well, what if I told you there's a way to see a doctor from the comfort of your own home, no matter the time, day or reason.

Amwell is the nation’s largest telehealth company. What exactly does that mean? It means you can have access to an array of health care professionals from your own home. All their professionals are board-certified, licensed doctors, and they are ready to help you no matter the time, date or place. You can access Amwell from a desktop, tablet or on your phone. They are here to help, from minor illnesses and injuries, general health and wellness concerns, prescription refills, to chronic condition management. As a person with a chronic illness, I can’t tell you how important this is too me. Sometimes it takes days to hear back from my doctor for a simple question or a prescription refill. Amwell doctors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and are dedicated to keeping you healthy, all from the comfort of your home.

I can't tell you how many times I wished I had a service like this. All the unnecessary ER trips, the expensive bills. How about the prescription you need while you're out of town and either ran out or left it at home? But the office is closed or it takes days for someone to get back to you. How about the all broken toes and fingers I've had in the last couple years? I know! I'm getting clumsier as I age. Do you know what they do to broken fingers and toes? Absolutely nothing! A splint and some ibuprofen, that's it! But I still had to pay the visits, exam and x-rays. Just to get a Popsicle stick and some bandages. With Amwellyou can do all of that from home.

Have you had a none urgent emergency? Have you ever regretted going to the ER?
Right now you can use code  MOMHELP18 to get 50% OFF 1 VISIT. VISIT COST IS $59 SO FINAL PRICE IS $29.50 EXPIRES ‪12/31/17‬.

Please note that you have to put your credit card information in to hold the appointment, then once you log back in for your appointment time you will be prompted to enter the promo code.
Make sure you follow Amwell on FacebookTwitterInstagram  and Pinterest.
Visit their Website to learn more! And download the App to make sure you always have a doctor at your fingertips!

 

Disclaimer: Compensation was provided by Amwell via Momtrends.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Amwell or Momtrends. 

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Snowballs (gluten, dairy and soy free)

The holidays are always so packed with yummy and endulgent foods and when you’re a mom is not always easy to say no to the kids. Especially if they are surrounded with candy and sweets at all the holiday parties. So I came up with this recipe that tricks my kiddos into thinking they are having candy when they are actually having dates! Yeap, dates! My kids eat dates and they love them! We call them snowballs, which is a nice holiday theme name but you can make these year round.

 

Snowballs:

  • 1 cup of dates (pitted)
  • 1 cup of walnuts (or nut of your choice)
  • 1 cup of shredded coconut (divided in 1/2 cup portions)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt (or salt of your choice)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Steps:

  1. In a food processor, add walnuts and pulsate until ground. It’s entirely up to you how fine you want the mixture, I prefer a chunky snowball so a medium chop works best for me.
  2. Add dates and pulsate until well incorporated, dates will start looking like a paste.
  3. Next add the rest of the ingredients (only 1/2 cup of coconut) and pulsate until incorporated and well mixed.
  4. Remove from food processor into a bowl.
  5. Knead with both hand to make balls, roll into desired size.
  6. Roll balls on the remaining shredded coconut. 
  7. Enjoy!
  8. Refrigerate any leftovers in an air tight container.

Make you to give them a try! The kids love making these with me and they are so easy and not too many ingredients. Children are more likely to try new foods when you invite them into the kitchen to get involved in the process.

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New Product Launches from Mean Green

As you guys know, I am a Mean Green Ambassador, which means I get to share with ya’ll updates, new product releases, and information about these awesome products. And this time I get to share the news about all the new products Mean Green released this year.

First stop is the Mean Green Super Strength Heavy Duty wipes, which are specially formulated to out-clean other brands on tough grease and grime. Easily removes grease, grime, oil, adhesives, and other tough messes from various surfaces. It’s ideal for the kitchen, bathroom, workshop, garage, DIY projects, construction sites, commercial cleaning, in the home, or on the move!

Second is the Mean Green Car Wash,  this one is specifically formulated to deliver rich foam that effortlessly removes dirt and grime without leaving behind streaks or spots. Cleans cars quickly and with confidence. Use Mean Green Car Wash for at home
convenience, right from your garden hose. NO BUCKET NEEDED!

And last my favorite! The Mean Green Auto & Garage is a concentrated, multi-purpose cleaner and degreaser. Proven to beat other brands on tough grease and grime. Specially formulated to remove and dissolve petroleum based grease, grime, and oil from engines, tools, and concrete, to outdoor furniture, grills, painted surfaces, and more. Mean Green is the #1 Heavy Duty cleaner!

I decided to clean our cars engine and all the dusty and grimy parts that always get neglected. You go to the car wash and they never open the hood to spot clean the engine and other parts. But when you get oil changes or top off any fluids on your car they might spill a bit and those wet spots attract dirty and dust. And although it sounds silly to clean under your hood, it’s important to keep your car running smoothly. NEVER spray high pressure water under your hood and never use steam to clean, I don’t know who came up with that idea! Either way the water can get trapped in the countless number of electronic wiring harnesses and you’ll have problems…maybe not immediately but down the road. The mist will find its way into the connections. If using steam, it will be worse, will find its way into the electronics and then condensate. Shorts, corroded connectors, all kinds of problems. Best way is to cover any electronics with plastic bags, tied shut and use some engine degreaser like The Mean Green Auto & Garage.

Here’s the before:

And here’s the after:

As you can see I was amazed with the result! Doesn’t it look beautiful and shiny and pretty? Mind you, we had never cleaned under the hood of this car so it has about 5 years worth of yuckiness.

Check out this House graphic to see how versatile the Mean Green products are: MeanGreenHouse-withcopy (1)

To learn more about Mean Green and to find a retailer near you make sure to check out their website

 

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Keep the kids busy this summer with these Cars 3 activities!

Are your kids as obsessed as mine with Cars 3?!? We’ve watched it 3 times alreadd I can tell this will be on repeat when it comes out on DVD. Although I think I will be getting the digital copy. When the first Cars movie came out, we went through 4 DVDs because my son wouldn’t watch anything else!!! If you haven’t watched it here’s the preview so you can see what all the hype is about:

I know summer can get redundant with the kiddos and to make sure you can hold on to you sanity, they need to stay busy! So here are some awesome Cars 3 activity sheets to keep the kids busy and mama/dad happy. Unless of course you are like me and end up taking over the craft and all the glitter crayons!

Coloring Pages:

Activities (Just click on each name to print your own copy):

Recipe:

Enjoy and make sure you check follow Cars3 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! And visit the official CARS 3 website here!

CARS 3 is now playing in theatres everywhere!

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Breastfeeding support from Amwell

Being a nursing mother is one of the most fulfilling parts of becoming a mother. Yes, it can be a little overwhelming but with the right resources it should be smooth sailing. The problem is when you are postpartum the last thing you want is to take your precious little baby out, specially to doctors offices where let’s face it… there’s all kind of germs! If you’re a nursing mother or you’re pregnant you need to know about this awesome service, that allows you to get the help you need in the comfort of your own home. I give you Amwell

Amwell is the nation’s largest telehealth company. What exactly does that mean? It means you can have access to an array of health care professionals from your own home. All their professionals are board-certified, licensed doctors, and they are ready to help you no matter the time, date or place. You can access Amwell from a desktop, tablet or on your phone. They are here to help, from minor illnesses and injuries, general health and wellness concerns, prescription refills, to chronic condition management. As a person with a chronic illness, I can’t tell you how important this is too me. Sometimes it takes days to hear back from my doctor for a simple question or a prescription refill. Amwell doctors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and are dedicated to keeping you healthy, all from the comfort of your home.

Lactation video consults allow new mothers to ask questions, address concerns, or get advice concerning breastfeeding and everything they might encounter while feeding their newborn. You can see a lactation consultant for common questions and issues associated with breastfeeding. The lactation services are provided by a network of International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs). They can provide help on a number of issues such as latching, breast pain due to feeding issues, questions about milk supply, pumping or going back to work or school as well as many more.

Why should a new mom use Amwell’s lactation services?
– Lactation consultants are not available at every hospital where moms deliver and some moms don’t deliver at hospitals anymore.
– New mothers have so many questions when it comes to breastfeeding their new babies, however, not every mother is able to see a board-certified lactation consultant to help answer those questions before leaving the hospital.
– Video allows the consultants to assist with latching, breast pain due to feeding issues, questions about milk supply or going back work
– Allows new mothers at any stage to get answers to their questions and issues usually within 24 hours of request. Which is a crucial period, since most mastitis and clogged ducts develop within days if untreated.

Amwell’s lactation consultants are incredibly knowledgeable and by video chatting with them you can show them your issues, they can see how your baby is latching, help you with positioning and give you tips all from the comfort of your own home. When I was nursing my son I got mastitis and I didn’t really know what it was until I waited too long and had to be put on antibiotics. Clogged ducts are no joke and to know you can reach someone so fast and without living home is such a wonderful resource. I certainly wish we had this when I was a nursing mom.

The lactation consultants can give you tips and advise to make sure you stay healthy and comfortable. Breastfeeding is such a wonderful part of motherhood, but it can be tricky at the beginning. Let Amwell help you, without leaving home or paying for an expensive appointment. Most insurance cover lactation consultants and Amwell is no exception, they will check for you and make sure you’re covered! And right now you can use code NEWMOM5 and get 50% off their first service!

Make sure you follow Amwell on FacebookTwitterInstagram  and Pinterest.
Visit their Website to learn more! And download the App to make sure you always have a doctor at your fingertips!

Isn’t this a great idea? Could you use a service like this? Let me know below how you could benefit from Amwell.

Disclaimer: Compensation was provided by Amwell via Momtrends.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Amwell or Momtrends. 

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