Orkin Mosquito Summer Scientist Giveaway


Summer is almost here! That means picnics, baseball games, barbecues and all the fun of enjoying the great outdoors with your family. There’s one thing no one likes about being outdoors, though: mosquitoes! They not only are a nuisance, but they also pose potentially serious health risks. Fortunately, the experts at Orkin study the science of mosquitoes and other pests closely in order to better tailor plans that help keep them out of your home this summer.

To help you better prepare yourself and your family to fight the bite, Orkin presents the “Buzzer Beater” app, which features its deep scientific knowledge of mosquitoes.

Do mosquitoes prefer adults over childrens?


Are you prepared for mosquito season this year?

Orkin uses the latest technology and unparalleled training to develop an effective treatment that’s right for your needs. To learn more about their pest control based in science or to schedule an inspection, visit orkin.com or call 1-800-800-ORKIN.

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One lucky reader at The Children’s Nook is going to win an Orkin Summer Scientist Prize Pack!

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Giveaway will end at 12:01 a.m. (Est. time) on May 10, 2016.  This giveaway is open to residents in the U.S only.  Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. 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.

This post is sponsored by Orkin.  I will receive a summer scientist prize pack for this post.  Orkin provided product information as well as the prize for the giveaway.  All opinions are mine alone.


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SmartPlanet Boing Collapsible Food Storage Set Review & Giveaway


SmartPlanet offers an amazing selection of food storage options to meet the needs of any household.  The Boing Collapsible Food Storage Set is one of the newest products to be added to this selection.  This food storage set consists of three canisters that can expand and bend to suit your needs and are BPA free.  The Boing Collapsible Food Storage canisters also collapse so they can easily be stored away when not in use.  Each canister expands to 70 ounces making them great for storing a variety of different dry food items such pasta, cereal, cookies, other snack foods, and much more.

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My children are becoming more and more independent every day.  One of my kids favorite ways to express their independence is by preparing their own snacks.  This can be extremely helpful at times but can also result in a lot more work for mom and dad when our independent cuties make big messes.  The bag inside of the cereal box seemed to be the biggest culprit in creating spills.  No matter how slowly my kids attempt to pour out the cereal, it can still catch in the bag.  This of course results in a more vigorous pour and an avalanche of cereal crashing to the floor.  The Boing Collapsible Food Storage Set is now the new home of my kids favorite cereals.  I surprised the kids with this specially themed cereal for St. Patty’s Day and oh did those yucky dyed marshmallows leave their mouths green.  Our canisters are holding much better cereal choices these days.  We will be leaving this cereal for the leprechauns to enjoy from now on!  However, we are still enjoying these fun Boing Collapsible canisters.  They appeal to my kids visually and best of all they can easily pour the cereal out of these canisters.

Each canister has a matching lid and base in a vibrant color.  My daughter quickly took claim to the purple canister, leaving her brothers to stake claim to the blue and green.  All of the colors are vibrant and fun.  The Boing Collapsible Food Storage Set would also be a fun means of organizing arts and crafts supplies as well as small toys.

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The Boing Collapsible Food Storage Set is available for purchase online at the SmartPlanet website.

Win It!

One lucky reader at The Children’s Nook is going to win the new Smart Planet Boing Collapsible Food Storage Set!

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Giveaway will end at 12:01 a.m. (eastern time) on April 27, 2016.  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.

I received a Smart Planet Boing Collapsible Food Storage Set for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone.

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Tinysoles Review & $50 GC Giveaway


We love children’s fashion here at The Children’s Nook.  I simply can’t resist cute clothing that is made well.  Great quality clothing and shoes allow kids to simply be kids.  They can be comfortable and play while oozing cuteness with every step.  Comfort meets cuteness is what Tinysoles is all about!  Tinysoles has a great selection of quality shoes and clothing for both babies and kids.  In fact, they carry a lot of our favorite brands!

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Little Miss C is all about fashion and she adores her new Livie and Luca petal shoes.  These shoes are great quality and fit her feet comfortably.  My daughter happily wears these shoes when playing outside, attending birthday parties, church, and more.  The design of this shoe is so pretty and the sparkle around the petal design makes the shoe more fun.  This color and style of shoes is a must in my daughter’s spring wardrobe.  It goes with almost any outfit.  These Livie and Luca petal shoes look adorable with skinny jeans yet add the perfect amount of sparkle to any dress or outfit.  Livie and Luca petal shoes are also very easy to get on and off my baby girl’s feet.  The Velcro strap is nice and long allowing the shoe to open wide when wiggling those tiny feet inside of the shoe.  My two year old can easily put these shoes on and take them off without any assistance.

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Now we all know how these little ones grow like weeds, so get shopping and use the coupon code EXTRA15 to score an extra 15% off sale items!  Plus, Tinysoles offers free shipping to both the U.S. and Canada on purchases over $20.  The Tinysoles website is easy to navigate and orders are treated with care and shipped in a timely fashion.  After opening our package from Tinysoles, I found the Livie and Luca shoe box wrapped in tissue paper and sealed with an adorable Tinysoles sticker.  This attention to detail was greatly appreciated by my daughter!  Follow Tinysoles on Facebook to stay informed of new products, coupon codes, and giveaways!

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One lucky reader at The Children’s Nook is going to win a $50 Tinysoles Gift Certificate!

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Giveaway will end at 12:01 a.m. (eastern time) on April 20, 2016.  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.

I received a pair of shoes in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are mine alone.

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GaiaKids Organic Bronchial Wellness for Kids


Keeping our kids healthy can be a challenge.  Their curious little hands get into everything and they are constantly being exposed to new things.  Finding a natural means of keeping my kids healthy is even more challenging.  Therefore, I was excited to get a chance to try Gaia Herbs.  They offer a more than 200 liquid extracts, functional powders, teas, and patented Liquid Phyto-Caps™, using nature to help our bodies be well.  Gaia Herbs also offers organic products especially made for kids!


GaiaKids Bronchial Wellness is an alcohol free formula that is traditionally used in Europe to help promote respiratory health.  GaiaKids is intended for children ages 2 to 15.  Thanks to the natural honey and lemon flavoring in GaiaKids Bronchial Wellness formula, the liquid flows slowly and smoothly coats the throat.  GaiaKids Black Elderberry Syrups is another product made for kids and is made from Certified organic black elderberries and added Acacia honey.  This can be taken daily by children or simply when you want to help support their immune systems.

Just the Facts

• Gaia Kids liquid extracts, oils, salves, and tonics deliver the same potent herbs as their adult formulas.  Formulated by pediatric naturopath, Dr. Mary Bove, this line consists of 10 alcohol-free herbal formulas that deliver herbal support with kid friendly tastes.

• GaiaKids® Bronchial Wellness for Kids provides herbal support for the respiratory system and promotes healthy mucous membranes.

• Recommended for kids ages 2 to 15, GaiaKids® Bronchial Wellness for Kids has a great taste that comes from organic honey, lemon, and flavorful essential oils.

• Parents can trust the purity of organic herbs used in GaiaKids® Bronchial Wellness for Kids, such as Plantain and Grindelia, that are used traditionally in Europe for promoting respiratory health and naturally processed to ensure high concentration and absorption.

• Honey offers tasty and soothing support for the upper respiratory system, and the formula contains no artificial flavors or colors, no preservatives, and no high fructose corn syrup.


I have been taking Gaia Herbs Adrenal Health capsules daily.  I take two capsules with a glass of water after my breakfast.  They are easy to swallow and I have noticed zero negative side effects while taking them.

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GaiaKids® Bronchial Wellness for Kids and GaiaKids® Black Elderberry Syrup retails for $19.99 for 3 fl oz.  Keep informed of new products and promotions by following Gaia Herbs on Facebook.

I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.

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AdoramaPix – Save 25% off Hexagon Metal Prints!

AdoramaPix helps people turn their digital photographs from abstract computer files into beautiful keepsakes designed to last a lifetime. Their contemporary metal prints capture memories in rich color and vibrant detail. Because your images are infused right into the metal, and not painted on the surface, their metal prints are extremely durable. Not only will your metal image be water and weather proof, but scratch resistant as well. You can even clean it with glass cleaner. Your memories deserve to live in true, archival luxury with AdoramaPix metal prints.

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My readers get to save! 25% off Hexagon #Metal Prints! Use promo code: PXHEXMTL25 expires 06/ 15 /2016.  You can find all the fun gift ideas HERE:


I will receive a free Metal Print in exchange for promoting this deal as well as for review purposes.

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Get Grillin’ with Cave Tools Barbecue Skewers


Great grilling weather is finally on its way so we are getting our favorite Cave Tools ready.  If you love kabobs, I highly recommend the Cave Tools Shish Kabob Barbecue Skewers.  These Barbecue Skewers come in a 10 piece stainless steel set.  Each skewer has a ring that allows for easy and convenient removal of the hot food once it is grilled or cooked. The skewers have a flat design that helps keep the food in place when you rotate the kabobs. These stainless steel skewers are also dishwasher safe so clean up is quick and easy.  I have also found them to be quick and easy to wash by hand.  After several washes, our barbecue skewers still look like new.

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I love my kabobs the best when they are cooked on the grill but we recently even used our Cave Tools barbecue skewers in the oven on a cold snowy day and the food still turned out great.  The meat and produce were all cooked to perfection and slid off the skewers easily thanks to the rings.  We had seasoned chicken breast with peppers and mushrooms.  My hubby loves shrimp but I am allergic so he has to go without it when sharing kabobs with me!


What is your favorite foods to use when grilling kabobs?  Now that the weather is warming up I plan on putting these skewers to use on our grill on a regular basis.

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These Cave Tools Shish Kabob Barbecue Skewers are not the first barbecue tool we have used and loved and it most likely won’t be the last.  Their products are well designed and good quality.  Cave Tools can be purchased online at the Cave Tools website as well as other retailers.  In fact, use coupon code, 2KZ24FI9, to get 15% off your Cave Tools Barbecue Skewers purchase online at Amazon.

I received Cave Tools BBQ Skewers for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone.

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The Young Messiah in Theathers Now and Movie Ticket Giveaway!


The Young Messiah is not just a story about Jesus. It’s the story about Jesus and his family. Heading into this film the producers knew this was a fresh take on Jesus and the Holy family. The filmmakers quickly realized Mary and Joseph faced many of the same problems as parents today.

As parents we are always face with difficult decisions on what’s best for our children. Share with your readers a personal parenting story from your family of a difficult decision you made that was in your child’s best interest. Share the importance of doing the right thing rather than the easy thing.

The Young Messiah is inspired by Scripture and rooted in history, this story imagines a year in the boyhood of Jesus.

Remaining true to the character of Jesus revealed in the Bible, The Young Messiah is an inspirational story about the childhood of the Savior for the whole family.

When the mystery of Jesus’ divinity begins to unfold in His early years, He turns to His parents for answers. But Mary and Joseph, in an effort to protect their child, are afraid to reveal all they know. How do you explain the ways of the world to its Creator? How do you teach the Teacher? How do you help the Savior who came to save you?

Follow the young Messiah as He and His family take the extraordinary journey from Egypt to Nazareth and on to Jerusalem – where His true identity and profound destiny are revealed.

The Young Messiah  is in theaters now!
Watch the official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EynFdirgmY

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One lucky reader here at The Children’s Nook is going to win AMC movie tickets to see The Young Messiah!

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Giveaway will end at 12:01 a.m. (Est. time) on March 23, 2016.  This giveaway is open to residents in the U.S only.  Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Each family is eligible to win 4 AMC Movie tickets.  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.

Ribbow Media Group supplied these materials as well as the prize for the giveaway.  All opinions are mine alone.

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Hop Over to Oriental Trading for Easter Savings!


Easter is coming!  Spring is almost here and Easter will be following quickly behind this March.  This means we are busy decorating here at The Children’s Nook as well as preparing Easter baskets and eggs for my kids’ absolute favorite Easter tradition……egg hunts!  Oriental Trading is my favorite resource to turn to for this holiday.  The prices are great and the selection allows me to easily get creative and delight the kids on Easter Sunday.

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Oriental Trading has an “eggcellent” Easter sale that has allowed me to stock up on lots of party supplies as well as fun and unique goodies to make this Easter for the kids.  The variety of different of Easter eggs as well as toys and treats to fill them with is impressive.  The Glitter Putty Eggs  may be my favorite Easter find at Oriental Trading this year.  These clear Easter eggs are filled with sparkly putty that my kids will love to mold and play with.  This putty exceeded my expectations.  It soft and malleable but not too gooey or sticky.  Plus, I was happy to find I was not left with any glitter residue after playing with it.  These iridescent glitter putty eggs come packaged very nicely and are each shrink-wrapped to keep them fresh.  This putty is really quite pretty and fun.  Plus, I didn’t even have to go through the trouble of filling the eggs!

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My kids love balloons.  Since I have yet to see a kid who could resist a balloon, I am betting you probably know a little one who also loves balloons.  Since balloons are pretty tiny and malleable before they are blown up, they make excellent egg fillers.  Oriental Trading has a great selection of balloons much-loved characters as well as in a variety colors and designs.  Thanks to Oriental Trading, this year my kids will be finding Little Mermaid and Star Wars balloons inside some of their Easter eggs.

DSC_0226 (1)Oriental Trading offers a variety of fun crafts and Easter themed activities that will help keep kids busy.  My daughter is all about the accessories, so I knew the Easter necklace craft kit would be perfect for the girls in our family.  The chunky beads are super cute and will make a pretty necklace for the girls to wear all year round.  After sitting through church and then eating their fill of candy, these activities are a great way to focus some of their energy on an entertaining project rather than having them bouncing off the walls with boredom.

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The Easter bunny loves to bring special treats to our home that we have either never had before or rarely get to enjoy.  Oriental Trading has a lot of Easter themed treats as well as traditional candy treats and more.  The chocolate Easter egg suckers are a really nice size and the wrappers are festive and bright.  Oriental Trading has rock candy available in a wide variety of colors and flavors.  Each piece of rock candy comes individually packaged.  The light blue rock candy has a blue raspberry flavor that is yummy and not over powering.  The color of this candy is extremely pretty and will look great our Easter color palate.

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This Easter I focused mostly on turquoise and purple for party supplies.  The turquoise chevron paper lanterns and paper plates paired with a simple turquoise table-cloth all look great with our Easter décor.  The purple honeycomb tissue decorations add a little texture to the decor. I plan on getting some fresh daffodils for Easter Sunday because the yellow flowers will look great with turquoise and purple.  The paper party supplies are available in a variety of colors and styles at Oriental Trading so you can create the perfect party theme for your Easter gathering.


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Check out the new Easter supply arrivals at Oriental Trading Company.  They offer a great selection of colorful and playful items perfect for any egg hunt and much more!  Oriental Trading also has an amazing selection of Religious Easter items.

Connect with Oriental Trading on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest to keep informed of new products and promotions.

I was provided Easter Goodies and Party Supplies from Oriental Trading for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone and based off of the experience I had with the products I reviewed.

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British Soccer Camp: The Most Popular Soccer Camp in America

bsc2016-webbanners-620x350 British Soccer Camp is the most popular camp in North America.  With an innovative curriculum that develops skills, speed and confidence in players ages 3-18, British Soccer Camps provide boys and girls with the rare opportunity to receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international expert’s right in the heart of their own community. In addition to teaching new skills and improving game performance, each British Soccer Camp provides lessons in character development, cultural education and is the most fun your child can have learning the sport they love!

Enroll in British Soccer Camps Today! With 150,000 campers, the number of camp locations is quite impressive.  Get a FREE Water Bottle with code: USFG16 .@ChallengerCamps Also many camps are offering even more freebies with early enrollment.  My son scored a free jersey and soccer ball! http://www.challengersports.com/britishsoccercampsmums.aspx .@usfg


All camp information was provided by Challenger Camps.  I will be provided a complementary week of camp in exchange for this post as well as an honest review of the camp experience.  All opinions are mine alone.

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Kidorable Shark Collection


March has arrived and we are itching to get outside without our snow pants!  Therefore, we are getting prepared for the snow to melt with new rain gear.  Kidorable offers fun quality accessories that allow kids to enjoy the outdoors in style.   Needless to say, my kids always have Kidorable rain gear on their wish lists.  They offer a variety of fun collections with playful designs that appeal to young creative minds.  The comfortable fit of Kidorable rain gear makes them perfect for active kids who love exploring the outdoors.  The newest Kidorable arrival, the Shark collection, is making a splash with my boys.  Let the puddle jumping begin!

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The new Kidorable shark collection is similar to the others in the sense that its design is both functional and fun.  The shark collection is primarily grey with blue and red accents.  The blue waves on every shark piece will inspire your fin wearing child to jump the biggest puddles.  The shark tail at the top back of each boot is super cute and is a convenient tab to use when pulling on your rain boots!  Now that my son is obsessed with his new shark rain boots he is requesting the equally fierce Kidorable shark umbrella.  I can’t say I am surprised he wants this umbrella.  The handle is shaped like a hammerhead shark after all.  With the creation of this awesome collection, Kidorable may be responsible for our cities to be swimming with “sharks” come the next big rain fall.  I know my little shark is counting down the days until Spring on our calendar so he can put away his snow boots and start puddle jumping in his new shark boots.


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The new shark collection is available for purchase online at the Kidorable website.  Follow Kidorable on Facebook and Twitter to stay informed of new arrivals and promotions.

I received Kidorable shark rain boots for review purposes.  All opinions are mine alone.

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