The Flintstones & WWE Stone Age Smackdown Blu-ray+DVD Combo Pack Giveaway

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Calling all Flintstones & WWE fans!  The Flintstones and WWE have teamed up to bring you Stone Age Smackdown!

About The Flintstones and WWE: Stone Age Smackdown:

When Fred loses his family’s vacation money, he hatches one of his hair brained plans to get it back. It’s a sports entertainment spectacle that involves throwing his best bud, Barney into the wrestling ring with the likes of John Cenastone (John Cena), Rey Mysteriopal (Rey Mysterio) and even The Undertaker, with Fred himself as event promoter! The crowds roar, the “clams” are pouring in from ticket sales and even Mr. McMagma (Vince McMahon) is taking notice of all the hoopla. Including all-star appearances from The Boulder Twins (Brie and Nikki Bella) Marble Henry (Mark Henry) and Daniel Bry-Rock (Daniel Bryan), it’s time to get the whole family together for hard-hitting, side-splitting laughs from the most epic event in all of prehistory!

You can view the The Flintstones & WWE Stone Age Smackdown trailer on this fun App.  Find out which Flintstones & WWE Stone Age Smackdown Star YOU are by taking the quiz!  You can also download the activities and do them together at home while you watch the movie!

The Flintstones & WWE Stone Age Smackdown Blu-ray+DVD Combo Pack

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The Flintstones & WWE Stone Age Smackdown Blu-ray+DVD Combo Pack is available for purchase starting March 10, 2015!

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One lucky reader at The Children’s Nook is going to win the The Flintstones & WWE Stone Age Smackdown Blu-ray+DVD Combo Pack!

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Giveaway will end at 12:01 a.m. (Est. time) on March 21, 2015.  This giveaway is open to residents in both the U.S and Canada.  Each household is only eligible to win ONE The Flintstones & WWE Stone Age Smackdown Blu-ray+DVD Combo Pack via blog reviews and giveaways.  If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. This gives more people a chance to win!  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.  The prize will be sent via FedEx or USPS.  No P.O. Boxes! The winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

 Warner Home Video provided product information and the prize for this giveaway.  I received no compensation for this post.  All opinions are mine alone.

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Gaia Organics: All Natural Baby Shampoo and Body Wash

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When I became a mother, I never anticipated how challenging it was going to be to find quality products that were safe for my precious babies.  Their soft delicate skin can be quite sensitive; therefore, when it comes to products my kids, I try to use products made from organic and natural ingredients.  I was recently introduced to Gaia Organics and I am in love with their All Natural Baby Shampoo and Body Wash.  It is made up of organic and all natural ingredients to create a hypoallergenic tear free formula.  Most importantly Gaia Organics Baby Shampoo and Body Wash is SLS-Free, Paraben-Free, as well as Free of Petrochemicals and Other Harmful Preservatives and Additives.  

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Gaia Organics Baby Shampoo and Body Wash is gentle on my kids’ skin and hair.  All three of my kids have very different hair yet Gaia Organics leaves all of their cute little heads with clean and manageable hair.  We tend to wash our kids in the evening before bed so I love that this shampoo and body wash has a lavender scent that helps soothe and calm my little ones.  The scent is pleasantly soft and not overwhelming.  Gaia Organics Baby Shampoo and Body Wash has become a welcome part of our bath time routine.  As a mom who has grown quite annoyed with the long list of chemicals and unwanted ingredients in products we use daily, I am very happy to find a quality all natural shampoo and body wash for my kids that smells nice, works great, and does not irritate my children’s delicate skin.

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Gaia Organics Baby Shampoo and Body Wash is available for purchase online at Amazon.

I received a sample of Gaia Organics Baby Shampoo and Body Wash for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone and based off of my experience with the product I reviewed.

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SmartPlanet Mason Jar Infuser Review & Giveaway

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Tired of drinking plain water?  With the SmartPlanet Mason Jar Infuser you can enjoy great flavored drinks made with the ingredients of your choosing!  The SmartPlanet Mason Jar Infuser is not a glass mason jar.  It is an eco-friendly drinking jar that is 100% BPA Free and a completely recyclable product.  This 27 ounce jar can be used to easily create your own naturally flavored water.  Simply put any of your favorite fruits or vegetables inside the infuser and add water to the jar and you are one step away from enjoying the perfect drink!

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I love to use the SmartPlanet mason jar infuser every day.  It is easy to use and I find I myself drinking more water when I have my jar waiting for me in the refrigerator.  Strawberries are my favorite fruit so I use them most often in my mason jar infuser.  When preparing my strawberry flavored water, I simply clean a few strawberries up and place them inside the infuser.  It surprisingly takes very few strawberries to create a great flavored water.  I fill my SmartPlanet mason jar 3/4 of the way full with water and place my strawberry filled infuser inside of the jar.  I like to do this at night before I go to bed so I can start my day with a cold strawberry flavored drink.  This infuser works great.  The water really absorbs the flavor of the fruit I put into the infuser.  I love how the flavor is fresh and sweet yet mild enough that I could drink it all day.

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The SmartPlanet Mason Jar Infuser conveniently has a flip top lid so you do not need to take the entire lid off when you wish to take a drink.

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 What fruit or veggies would you put in the SmartPlanet Mason Jar Infuser?

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SmartPlanet Mason Jar Infuser is available in four vibrant color choices and can be purchased online at the SmartPlanet website.  Connect with SmartPlanet on Twitter and Facebook to stay informed of new products, promotions, and giveaways!

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One lucky reader at The Children’s Nook is going to win a SmartPlanet Mason Jar Infuser!

Giveaway will end at 12:01 a.m. (eastern time) on March 18, 2015.  This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.  The winner will be selected by random.org and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.  The prize will be shipped to the winner via  the sponsor.

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I received the SmartPlanet Mason Jar Infuser for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone and based off of my experience with the product I reviewed.

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Tarzan: The Legend Lives

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Tarzan: The Legend Lives is a new twist on a classic.  The story is completely reimagined by Edgar Rice Burroughs for a new generation of young adventurers.  The animation is really great and has a very realistic look.  My kids were completely enthralled with the jungle.  They loved watching Tarzan and the other animals interact and live in the jungle.  This movie is very visually appealing and it is a great movie to watch with your family.  My oldest son is 6 years old is very sensitive to conflict in movies.  If there is too much conflict and negative parts in a movie, he will often ask us to turn the film off and will not want to watch it again.  I was really happy to see that he was not scared by this movie and really seemed to enjoy it.  After the first time we viewed the film, he immediately started talking about the next time we should watch it. All three of my kids giggled during different parts of this film and they were really intrigued by Tarzan speaking the language of the gorillas and acting like a gorilla.  At one point during the film, my kids were in front of the television trying to act like Tarzan and his gorilla family.  Overall, this film was entertaining and fun for the family.  If you are looking to introduce your kids to the original story of Tarzan, this is not it.  Tarzan: The Legend Lives does not tell the original story of Tarzan.  It is a new adventure that mixes the old with the new but still leaves you rooting for Kala, Tarzan and Jane none the less.

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About the film:

During an expedition to an African jungle, the Greystoke family’s helicopter crashes, leaving their son the only survivor.  J.J. Greystoke, nicknamed Tarzan, is then raised by gorillas.  A new adventure begins for Tarzan when he meets beautiful Jane Porter and he must protect his jungle home and the woman he loves.

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Tarzan:  The Legend Lives is a great family movie.  This film is available for purchase online and in retail stores on DVD + Digital.

I received a copy of Tarzan: The Legend Lives on DVD for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone and based off of my experience with the product I reviewed.

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Kidorable Raincoats Sale!

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Ready to say goodbye to this cold weather and the snow?  I am more than ready to pack away my kids snow gear and start using their Kidorable rain gear.  Once the weather starts to warm up, my family is always so eager to go outside, rain or shine.  Therefore, Kidorable is an essential part of my kids wardrobe.  Kidorable rain gear works great, is well made, and simply adorable.  While we are all eagerly awaiting spring, I have been going through our seasonal ritual of measuring shoes and trying on clothing so I can determine what size rain gear my kids will soon need.  Of course, all of my kids have grown like weeds and are need of new gear.  I am sure you can relate.

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My boys have been wearing Kidorable rain gear for many years and now this spring will be their baby sister’s first time getting to wear Kidorable.  My daughter recently got her first raincoat and rain boots.  Each of these items are from the new Kidorable Mermaid collection and loves them.  The colorfull designs and attentention to details is truly what keeps me going to back to Kidorable.  Every rain coat and pair of boots always has a fun design that is playful and cute and if you look closely you will always find some small details that fit perfectly with each collection’s theme.  The mermaid rain boots even have pull tabs in the shape of mermaid fins so you can quickly pull your boots on and get outside for some much needed puddle jumping.  Kidorable rain boots and coats do a great job of keeping my kids dry when playing outside and when my son needs to wait for the bus on a rainy day.  Their rain gear has proven to be quite comfortable and durable over the years and we look forward to puddle jumping again in Kidorable soon!

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This is the perfect time to get those new kids rain coats because Kidorable is offering a discount on all of their raincoatsNow through February 28th, Kidorable is offering 20% off all of their adorable raincoats! No coupon necessary!

Kidorable provided me with a Mermaid rainboots for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone and based off of my experience with the product I reviewe

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#Cube: Wirelessly Stream Instagram Instantly!

 

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Want to enjoy real-time photos of friends, family, professional photographers, and even celebrities?  Then you most likely enjoy Instagram and you will definitely enjoy the #Cube.  The #Cube is a smart and easy to use wireless device that automatically streams real-time photos and videos for you to enjoy anywhere you go with a wifi connection.

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The #Cube has a very quick and easy set up process.  Simply power on your #Cube and connect to your wireless internet and then login to your Instagram account.  Viola, you are ready to enjoy the #Cube!  The #Cube is shaped perfectly to allow for optimal viewing of Instagram photos and videos and is also very lightweight.  It can easily be displayed and enjoyed anywhere that has wifi available.  Place it on your book shelf, desk, countertop, nightstand….you name it!  The #Cube is even rechargeable via usb so you can easily recharge wherever you go with it.

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The design of the #cube is simple and sleek and very user-friendly yet the more my family and I play with it the more fun features we discover.  You can stream photos instantly by streaming your own feed as well as by searching for a specific user or hashtag.  These options make Instragam very fun to explore; however, my kids absolutely love it when I stream my own profile.  They love to look at pictures of themselves and giggle over memories together and since they all know and love touch screen devices they are quite good at using the #cube already.

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There are three buttons at the top of the #Cube.  The heart-shaped button gets much love and attention from my daughter.  This button allows you to favorite photos and/or videos.  This feature allows you to easily view and enjoy all of your favorites which is yet another convenience for your viewing pleasure.  The #Cube is also great for allowing several people to view Instagram photos and video clips at the same time.  Since the screen is much larger than my phone, it allows my guests and family to enjoy the pictures and videos together.  They enjoy talking over photos and not having to give up my phone is a bonus as well.  I usually leave our #Cube on the desk in our home office so anyone can easily access it and enjoy the photos.  Since the #Cube is wireless and so lightweight, my kids will often grab it off the desk and sit down on the couch to look at photos.  This device works great and is enjoyed by my entire family.  The #Cube can even improve with free wireless software updates that enable new features & application support.  This portable cube is almost effortless and is simply fun to use and enjoy.  The #Cube would make a great gift for grandparents so they can stay up to date on the latest photos and video clips of their cute grandkids yet it is also a wonderful gift for the gadget lover and obviously any Instagram addict such as myself!

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The #Cube is perfect for any Instagram fan.  Whether you use Instagram to edit and share your photos or simply love to view other people’s photos, the #Cube is The #Cube is available for purchase online at several retailers.  The #Cube is available in three color/design choices and all styles come with a USB cable and micro adaptor.  The #Cube was charged and ready for set up when I took it out of the box.

I was provided product information as well as the white #Cube for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone and based off of my experience with the product I reviewed.

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NEW Nuby Designer Series Sippy Cups

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The NEW Nuby Designer Series Sippy cup is here!  This new sippy cup is available in a variety of colors and designs that whimsical and pretty and simply make me think of Spring.  It probably does not help that it is -8 degrees here today but even with the freezing weather these cups still have a fresh happy look to them.  The Nuby Designer Series Sippy has Click-it No Spill leak proof technology and a built-in valve that helps eliminate pieces to wash.  The Nuby Designer Series Sippy 10 ounce cup is BPA free and has a soft silicone spout that is gentle on little ones gums.

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A cup that is comfortable and easy to drink from while also being fun to look at is the perfect cup in the eyes of my one year old.  As for her mama, a cup that is easy to clean and does not leak easily is a must.  The new Nuby Designer Series Sippy cup meets all of these requirements!  My daughter loves the comfort of the soft drinking spout and I love how easy this cup is to clean.  The click-it no spill design makes it easy for me to know when the cup is closed securely so the cup will not leak.  We both love the pretty design and vibrant color that still allows us to see how much liquid is inside of the cup.

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Little Miss C keeping her beloved owl hydrated with her Nuby Designer Series Sippy!

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The new Nuby Designer Series Sippy cups are available for purchase at Walmart and Babies R Us stores as well as on the Babies R Us website.  Which design/color is your favorite?

I am proud to be a Nûby Parent Blogger!  I received this new designer series cup from Nuby for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone and based off of my experience with the product I reviewed.

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Show Your #Disneyside Home Celebration

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It all started with a mouse. 

Our family recently went to Disney World for the first time and we had a fabulous time exploring the Magic Kingdom.  We got to go on tons of rides and meet some of my kids’ favorite characters and truly explore our Disney side.  While enjoying the magic of Disney, one message was clearly sent.  All of this joy and magic began with one small mouse named Mickey.  Today, Disney is the home of so many amazing and beloved characters, so it is pretty awe inspiring to remember that it did indeed start with a mouse.

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Needless to say, our trip was so enjoyable that we are already talking about going back to Disney World to explore even more!  Disney has more than a little bit to offer everyone, so I love the idea of having a party where all your guests can show their Disneyside.  One of my boys is an absolute Disney Cars fanatic so we were thrilled to be chosen to host a Disneyside celebration featuring several Disney Cars themed items.  The party decorations we received were all Disney Cars themed.  My 4 year old son is a Disney Cars fanatic so he was more than excited to see these decorations.  The tablecloth actually had a racetrack running all over it so it did not take long for my son to get out all of his Disney Cars to test out this new “track.”

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We were provided several fun party games and activities to keep our little Disney fans busy.  It was seriously fun to watch each kids reaction to seeing Mickey’s face on our cabinet door when they first arrived at the party.  Each child exclaimed, “Mickey!” in excitement and then quietly studied his face until they would then exclaim, “Oh, he is missing his mouth!”  Once I explained that they would all get a chance to put a smile on Mickey, the kids became more than excited.  They began discussing strategy and personal experience at games such as this.  This game was a huge hit.  They giggled harder and harder every new smile was placed on Mickey’s face.  Hours after the game had been played, the kids still continued to go back to Mickey mouse and giggle.

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The fun continued with several games of Show Your Disney SIDE memory and each child coloring his or her own Straw decoration. The kids had the chance to choose from Mickey, Minnie, Daisy, Donald, and Goofy. The parents were surprised and impressed by how much time and care the kids put into decorating these items.  The children were very proud of their creations and went around the party showing them off to all of our guests!

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Once the characters were colored, all that needed to be done was hole punch where the X’s were located on the picture and each child had a fun Disney themed straw decoration.  Our young guests all took home their creations as well as some other Disney themed goodies and treats that we put inside the cute little Disney Cars party favor containers.  Each of our adult guests took home photo quality printer paper and envelopes.

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I received free products in order to host the Disney Side @Home Celebration.  All opinions are mine alone.

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LEGO Justice League Vs Bizarro League Blu-ray Giveaway

Batman has joined the newly formed Justice League in order to keep tabs on Superman, a mistrust that is complicated by Superman’s clumsy – but well-meaning – clone, Bizarro. Bizarro’s creation of the Bizarro League has caused confusion amongst the world’s greatest Super Heroes, but an even greater and mysterious threat may force the Justice League and Bizarro League to band together to defeat evil.

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Lego fans wait no more! LEGO: DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League is here along with an awesome Bizarro name-generator app and exclusive Digital Trading Cards.  Jen-Crush-Zarro-Mecca! Type in your name to reveal your Bizarro alter-ego – If you don’t like your name, press the refresh button or try again!

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The LEGO: DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League is available NOW on Blu-ray+DVD+Digital HD UltraViolet Combo Pack + with the Batzarro LEGO minifigure!

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One lucky reader at The Children’s Nook is going to win the LEGO Justice League vs. Bizarro League Blu-ray+DVD+Digital HD UltraViolet Combo Pack + with Batzarro LEGO minifigure!

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Giveaway will end at 12:01 a.m. (Est. time) on March 3, 2015.  This giveaway is open to residents in the U.S only.  Each household is only eligible to win ONE LEGO: DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital HD UltraViolet Combo Pack) Blu-ray via blog reviews and giveaways.  If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. This gives more people a chance to win!  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.  The prize will be sent via FedEx or USPS.  No P.O. Boxes! The winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

 Warner Home Video provided product information and the prize for this giveaway.  I received no compensation for this post.  All opinions are mine alone.

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Disney Valentine’s Day Books For Your Little Sweetheart & Giveaway!

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Thanks to Disney Press, I have found the perfect sparkly valentine for my sweet baby girl this year!   Sofia the First: A Magical Match and Minnie: Be My Sparkly Valentine are two adorably sweet books that are filled with friendship and fun.  Not to mention, both of these books include more than 60 stickers!  These stickers can be found inside the front and back covers of the books.  they feature images from the books and have a shimmering metallic foil background that truly makes them sparkle and shine.  At first my kids simply loved using the sticker pages as a search and find game.  They simply would pick a sticker and then search for the matching image in the book.  However, these adorable sticker could not be resisted for long and soon many of them were being plucked from the book and being enjoyed by Little Miss C and her brothers.

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My daughter has been spending a lot of time studying each and every picture in these books when we are not reading them to her.  She loves smiles and giggles over some pages and never fails to say, “Oh, no!” when Millie and Melody spill the glitter in, Minnie: Be My Sparkly Valentine.  These stories are sure to delight any Minnie or Sofia the First fan!

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This Valentine’s Day treat your little ones to these fun and playful Disney stories full of magic, love, and of course…..sparkles!  Minnie: Be My Sparkly Valentine and Sofia the First: A Magical Match are available for purchase in stores as well as online at many retailers such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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One lucky reader at The Children’s Nook  is going to win a copy of the Minnie: Be My Sparkly Valentine book!

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Giveaway will end at 12:01 a.m. (Est. time) on February 26, 2015.  This giveaway is open to residents in both the U.S and Canada.  The winner will be selected by random.org and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.  The prize will be shipped via the sponsor.

I received a copy of both Minnie: Be My Sparkly Valentine and Sofia the First: A Magical Match for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone and based off of my experience with the books I reviewed.

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