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Right now you can enter to WIN $1000 from Springboard! This would be a perfect way to pay off debt, use for back to school shopping and so much more! What would you do with the money?

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Cloud b Groovy Globe Review {and Giveaway!}

If you have a child I’m sure you’ve seen a few of the super cute products that Cloud B produces. I’ve used the Sleep Sheep on the Go with my two year old when she was a baby…it was the only thing that helped her go to sleep! Today we are bringing you a Cloud b Groovy Globe Review. Plus another super cute review and Giveaway!

Dreamz To Go Groovy Globes will make teen dreams even sweeter too. These colorful globes feature cool graphics with hearts, flowers and psychedelic peace signs. Great for sleepovers, and also dorm rooms where candles are forbidden, these globes add a stylish touch to any room as they projects a dazzling show of groovy shapes to help ease teens to sleep after a long day hitting the books.

Let me start out by saying that my 6 1/2 year old apparently doesn’t like the dark. She’s been in Mommy and Daddy’s bed since she was about 2 1/2 and it’s my fault, I’ll fess up to it! You see my MIL got super sick a few years ago. So much so that she was unable to control the function of her legs. After a week hospital stay and no answers as to why this happened she was sent to another hospital 30 minutes away for re-hab. I was there with her every step of the way trying to get her rehabilitated. Therefore I didn’t see my girl until late at night when it was her time to be asleep. I’d bring her in my bed every night just so I could snuggle with her and it’s bitten me in the ass…

We had made strides getting her back into her bed, until we moved into a condo temporarily {sold our house unexpectedly!} over a year ago and then it started again. She was scared and I understood the reasoning as it was a new surrounding. Well now that we are in our “forever” home she’s settled in, but, says it’s to dark in her room. I took her to Target and got every night light that was around. We also bought her the Cloud B Lady Bug and gave her a flashlight {she was using to shine out the window looking for racoons so Momma had to take that away!}.

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I will just say that ever since we’ve been using the Cloud B Groovy Globe it’s like she’s excited to go lay in her bed! She falls asleep {sometimes with Mommy or Daddy in her bed} and wakes up to storms….and she’s back in our bed. However, on non-stormy nights she’s in her bed ALL night! It’s a VICTORY!

I feel that it’s super important for kiddos to sleep in their own beds. It’s a better night sleep and everyone feels rested and ready for a new day. With Back to School approaching I’m really trying to buckle down on our bedtime routine, get her sleeping in her own bed all night and using our Back to School Schedule to begin waking up on time and get ready for the day ahead. The Cloud B Groovy Globe has helped transition our sleeping situation and it’s truly helped everyone in the house get a better nights rest!

The other product from Cloud B that has helped our bedtime routine is Frankie the Fox. My son is now 8 months old and goes back and forth to wanting to fall asleep on his own to wanting me to rock him asleep. The problem isn’t getting him to sleep it’s getting him to say asleep. He’s the baby that hears a noise and wakes up because he thinks he’s missing out on a party!

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Isn’t he cute? With the new Foxy Frugal as the mascot of TFF I felt it only fitting to grab him!

Let me tell ya little boy, there is NO PARTY! going on whether it sounds like it or not!

Frankie the Fox is a plush that offers tranquil sounds to help calm and comfort children to sleep. Frankie the Fox is the perfect companion for a calm and restful night for both baby and parents!

Plays soothing sound options:

  • Sunny Days
  • Forrest Walk
  • Brook
  • Daydreams

Sound box timer and features

  • Two sleep-timer options: 23 and 45 minutes
  • Velcro tab for easy attachment to baby’s crib

I’ve been laying bubby in bed and turn on the Cloud B Frankie the Fox for 45 minutes to the “nature” sound. It not only helps him get to sleep on his own, but, he’s staying asleep! This helps him transition to a deeper sleep and while he falls asleep between 8-8:30 he stays asleep until around 4 am now! Before he was up every 2 hours, I’m not even kidding you….

I love the fact that Frankie can go with us anywhere! We took a overnight trip a few weeks ago and bubby cried the entire night. I think he was scared because he wasn’t aware of his surroundings and didn’t know where the heck he was. I didn’t take his pack n play and just held him the entire night…the next trip we take I’m taking Frankie in hopes that he’ll do a little better!

So now that I’ve got kids sleeping better I am too and that makes for one happy Momma!

Both Cloud B Products were super easy to set up. My 2 year old literally put Frankie on her brother’s crib all by herself. The velcro has stayed in place and not slipped one bit. I also loved the fact that both Cloud B products came with batteries!!!

You can purchase the Cloud B Groovy Globe (RV $24.99), Frankie the Fox ($30.95) and other cloud b products at Amazon, in stores at Target and many other retailers across the US!

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Swap.com Review {And Giveaway!}

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If you have kids you need to know about Swap.com! The website is dedicated to helping parents save money on their kids need and wants. Whether your oldest needs a entire new wardrobe for back to school or you are looking to save money on upcoming Christmas gifts you’ve got to check out this Swap.com Review!

Because I know you don’t have a hour to read my Swap.com Review I’m just gonna give you a super quick must know run down:

1. Swap.com features baby and kids’ clothes, baby gear, toys and games, movies, video games and maternity clothes. All the items are owned and priced by the customers, but the inspection, quality grading, photography, storage and shipping of the items is handled by Swap.com which has more than 60,000 pre-owned items in its inventory.

2. The prices on Swap.com are 50-95% off retail prices making the items great bargains. First time customers also get a free shipping and over $50 orders always ship free!

3. All items are quality-screened by Swap.com professional merchandisers and include a quality grade of fair condition, good condition, like new or new with tags. Because Swap.com stores and ships the items from its fulfillment center there can be no fraud. You always get the items you ordered!

Swap.com also offer a 100% hassle-free refund policy, so you can return an item for any reason and get your money back.

4. You can sell your items on Swap.com. You’ll simply pay $8.90 for a 9 month “subscription”. Then you will take your profit minus $1 and 20% which covers the costs that is taken on by the Swap.com Team. You’ll receive payment via PayPal within 14 days of your sale. So go on and clean your home and make a few bucks!
So what’s better than saving money on the items your children need and then selling what they don’t! I was super shocked at home fast I received our order. Literally within 2 days of placing my order it was on my front porch!
You just can’t beat a fabulous deal on cute items that’s delivered to your door as a Momma, ya just can’t!
Now while I love living the Frugal Lifestyle and hunting for bargains, doing so for kids clothing makes me have a panic attack. I find myself at un-organized garage sales sorting through all the clothes and organizing while I’m at it only to be offended at the prices these people ask!
Not to mention the used clothing stores…OH my word don’t even get me started! If I wanted to pay retail I’d hit up the Target Clearance section….know what I mean?
Anyways.

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I LOVE LOVE LOVE Swap.com! I was able to pay $79 and got some super cute things. I was so excited when the box arrived that I forgot I was gonna grab a few items out of it before the girls opened the box. Needless to say, the oldest kiddo was UBBER excited as she saw the Frozen Puzzle…
By the pictures I think it’s safe to say that the girls loved the items in the Swap.com box! The box arrived un-harmed!, came with a cute coloring page, a receipt and each item was individually wrapped! There were no funky smells, no pet hair anywhere and the clothes were in exceptional shape! Take a look at everything that I ordered:

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I’m not sure where else you are going to find a Sequined Dress for $3 or a set of PJ’s for 5 bucks! I’m so glad that I found out about Swap.com and will be keeping my eye out on the site for things that Santa can put under the tree and for my kiddos to order to donate at our local Pantry.

Go on and enter to win one of two $25 Gift Certificates to Swap.com!

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Dinosaur Train ~ A Review and Giveaway!

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My son loves The Dinosaur Train series on PBS! It’s a really adorable show that teaches children all about the Jurassic period and the different animals that walked the earth at that time.

It’s taught in a really fun and exciting way that helps even really little ones to understand! And I’m not the only one who really likes this show for my child, which is obvious by their Emmy Award nomination and Parent’s Choice Silver Honor!

I was sent a few Dinosaur Train themed items to check out (or to have my son check out) and we’ve really loved all of them! He started out with these adorable wall stickers. For a family that lives in a rental home, these wall clings are great! They help to add a little personal touch to his walls without requiring something permanent like paint. He really loves them and moves them around pretty often.

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We also were sent a story book of Dinosaur Train: Winter Lights by Golden Books. It’s really adorable and has a really sweet plot:

The Pteranodon family celebrates the beginning of winter with a trip to the North Pole! This Little Golden Book retells an episode of the PBS Kids show Dinosaur Train in which Buddy the T. rex and his siblings get to see the amazing Aurora Borealis! 

My son is a big fan of puzzles, so he really loved this Dinosaur Train puzzle! It’s one that he was capable of putting together with very little adult assistance, and he’s only four! “Troodon” is just one of six new 24-piece jigsaw puzzles, and each one includes a bonus laminated Dinosaur Fact Card.  Kids can have fun putting the puzzle together while learning interesting facts about dinosaurs.

And last but not least we were sent a DVD of Dinosaur Train: We Are a Family. It’s such a sweet story that helps to reinforce the importance of family! And my son really loved it! (Okay, okay…I loved it, too.) It has a great story line:

Eight adventures feature prehistoric family fun at its best – the Pteranodon kids visit with their grandma and grandpa; Buddy, Tiny and Mr. Pteranodon join a few other dinos for a dad’s day out; and Buddy and the Pteranodon kids look for flowers to give to mom on her special Mother’s Day.

These are such great children’s items and all are currently available to purchase for your children! You can find the Golden Book wherever books are sold, the floor puzzle at AC Moore, Christmas Tree Shops and other independent retailers, the DVD is available on Amazon!

Also, they have graciously agreed to giveaway a book, a puzzle, stickers and DVD to one lucky TFF reader!

Enter to win:

It’s simple just leave a comment on this post to enter for a chance to win this giveaway!

This giveaway will end on Thursday, December 12th at 9pm PST.  The winner will be chosen at random using our “And the winner is” plugin for WordPress.  They will be contacted and have 24 hours from the time the email is sent to respond before another winner is chosen.  Have fun and get your entries in!

Follow Dinosaur Train: www.facebook.com/DinosaurTrain
Follow The Jim Henson Company: www.facebook.com/hensonparents or www.twitter.com/hensonparents
Follow Golden Books / Random House Children’s Books: www.twitter.com/randomhousekids or www.facebook.com/randomhousekids
Follow PBS KIDS: www.twitter.com/pbskids or www.facebook.com/pbskids

*I was sent the above items for free to review. However, all opinions are 100% my own!*


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Enter for a Chance to Win a $150 Organic Seafood Gift Card!

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Right now you can enter for a chance to win a gift card from Whole Mom and Vital Choice! The winner will receive a $150 gift card from Vital Choice – a mail order company that sells organic and wild seafood!!

Also, after you enter you may be able to enter a bonus sweepstakes for a Microsoft Surface Tablet! It takes only seconds to enter. Here’s how:

  • Head over to Whole Mom’s Facebook Page
  • “Like” Their Page
  • Enter your name and email address to enter!

Room on the Broom Giveaway. We Have a Winner!

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Sunday night was the deadline to enter the Room on the Broom Giveaway. Based on all the comments received our program randomly chose one winner. I am happy to announce that our winner is … Vannia H from Utah. Congratulations, Vannia!

Thank you to all who entered this giveaway. We will be having another Giveaway around Christmas time so be on the lookout for when we announce this.


Room on the Broom Children’s Book Review and Giveaway!

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This week I received a copy of the adorable National Bestseller book titled Room on the Broom. The timing was ideal since I’ve been looking for Halloween themed books at our local library lately to incorporate into my son’s home school routine.

This book is adorable! The story is about a witch who is riding through the night on her broomstick. Along the way she meets several friends (including a frog, a bird, a cat and more) who ask to ride along.

She shares her broom with these friends who end up creatively defending her from a dragon in the end! It’s a really great story about sharing with others and helping your friends.

I really love the illustrations in this book and the story is written in rhyme, which I love as well! I find it really helps my four year old stay interested to have colorful illustrations and a catchy rhyming story.

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The book and the accompanying doll are really great, but for me the best part is the smart phone app of the same title. My son loved it! It is creative and educational – teaching patterns, writing practice and more. And it has a really pleasant background music, which I find is often overlooked with children’s apps.

This great app is available in the iTunes store for only $4.99! Here are a couple comments from the author and illustrator of this great book about the app:

Julia Donaldson: “‘When Magic Light first mentioned to me the idea of producing a game offering children a different way to engage with the Room on the Broom characters, I was confident that they would produce another beautiful high-quality product to sit alongside their films and merchandise.The games have been especially designed to echo traditional children’s games of observation and memory and are a lovely addition to the world of Room on the Broom.” She adds, “ My own favorites are feeding fries to the dragon and creating constellations of stars!”

Axel Scheffler: “I’m delighted to see how my original artwork has been used to create such beautifully produced games that give children the opportunity to explore the world of Room on the Broom in a whole new way.”

For more information on Room on the Broom head over here and like them on Facebook!

Also, they have graciously agreed to giveaway a copy of Room on the Broom to one lucky TFF reader!

Enter to win:

It’s simple just leave a comment on this post to enter for a chance to win this giveaway!

This giveaway will end on October 20th at 9pm PST.  The winner will be chosen at random using our “And the winner is” plugin for WordPress.  They will be contacted and have 24 hours from the time the email is sent to respond before another winner is chosen.  Have fun and get your entries in!

*I received Room on the Broom by Axel Scheffler, a code for the app and a plush doll for this review. All opinions, however are my own.*


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$0.75/1 OFF Coupon for Welch’s Grape Juice Plus Enter For a Chance to Win $500

welch's coupon Use this $0.75 OFF Coupon to purchase Welch’s Grape Juice! My kids love Grape Juice and Welch’s is by far our favorite brand. And you might also want to also enter Welch’s Back to School Giveaway for a chance to win!

Just enter your information on Welch’s Facebook page and enter to win on of their their (4) Grand Prizes: $500 American Express gift card that can be redeemed for Back to School supplies or a substantially similar product(s). Runner-Up Prizes (100): a package consisting of one lunch bag, one Welch’s Fruit Snacks, one additional coupon redeemable on Welch’s Fruit Snacks, one Nalgene bottle branded with Welch’s logo, and one sample-sized container of Welch’s Natural Spreads.


Enter for a Chance to Win a $10,000 Kitchen Makeover!

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Wowza! Right now you can enter for a chance to win a $10,000 Kitchen Makeover by Kitchenaid and a year’s supply of Cascade!

That is the grand prize winnings, but they will also be selecting a weekly winner for 8 weeks to win a Kitchenaid dishwasher and a six-month supply of Cascade! Head over here for more details and to get entered!


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Enter for a Chance to Win a $1,500 Laser Fat Melting Package!

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Right now you can enter for a chance to win a $1,500 laser fat removal package! I’d LOVE to win this!! Get rid of some of this flub in two weeks? Yes, please!

This Zerona “fat melting” system melts fat in two weeks with no swelling, pain, bruising or downtime! How awesome would it be to get a whole package for free? Head over here to enter for a chance to win.


Enter for a Chance to Win a $250 Wardrobe from FabKids!

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Right now you can enter for a chance to win a style consultation from FabKids leading designer, Denise Kalinowski and a new $250 summer wardrobe!

This Style My Girl sweepstakes is a great one, and FabKids has some really adorable and stylish girls’ clothes! The company was founded by Christina Applegate, and her adorable style really shows through with the collections they have. Head over here to check them out!


Enter for a Chance to Win a $250 Smiling Planet Gift Card!

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Head over here to enter for a chance to win a $250 Smiling Planet gift card courtesy of Whole Mom! This is a great sweepstakes!

Smiling Planet has adorable BPA free and organic products. Like these precious dinner plates:

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Click here to enter for your chance to win.


Enter for a Chance to Win a $6,000 Laser Hair Removal Package!

American Laser Sweeps

I love this sweepstakes! Right now you can enter for a chance to win a $6,000 laser hair removal package from American Laser Skincare! To never have to shave my legs again would be a dream!

You do have to enter a telephone number to enter this sweepstakes, but it’s totally worth it, in my opinion, for this offer! Head over here to enter for a chance to win.


Enter for a Chance to Win a $400 Zulily Pamper Yourself Giveaway!

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If you haven’t signed up for Zulily yet, right now is a great time to do so! They are hosting a sweepstakes where you could potentially win a $400 Pamper Yourself Prize Pack! Here’s how to enter:

  1. Click here to sign up for Zulily for free!
  2. Come back to this post and click here to enter this giveaway!

This is a great prize pack! Check out all of the goodies you’ll get if you win:

  • Michael O’Rourke hair care (shampoo, conditioner, leave-in conditioner)
  • Bella Beauty flat iron
  • 4 La Belle Vie soaps
  • 4 Eau de Salpes body mists
  • Freeze 24/7 miracle kit (wrinkle treatment, eye cream, moisturizer, prep and polish)
  • HOOF Spa Oh! So Chic box set (body butter, hand & foot lotion, bath salts, loofah)
  • HOOF Spa Oh! So Chic luxury spa pail (shower gel, bubble bath, body lotion)
  • HOOF Spa All Puckered Up lip gloss set (8 glosses)
  • HOOF Spa Beauty Book (3 glosses, 6 shades of eye-shadow, 2 shades of blush, 7 applicator tools)

MooLaLa: Enter To Win A $50 Starbucks Giftcard

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MooLaLa is giving away a $50 Starbucks gift card – all you need to do is register and “purchase” the FREE entry. It’s a one day giveaway, so don’t wait!