Monday, October 20, 2014

Giveaway - Winner's Choice Debest Baby Outfit

Wouldn't it be nice if ALL clothing was all natural and toxin free? Not just for our bodies, but for the plantet, too. Well this giveaway is for a lovely all natural baby outfit of choice. 

Debest Baby Clothing Giveaway
Hosted by: mama pure
Sponsored by: Debest

Debest garments are made with natural cotton so it is free of bleach and harmful dyes that are bad for the environment making them totally safe for baby's skin. It is also much softer than cotton that has been bleached white since the fibers are undisturbed. They run in sizes 3-12months but are a tad on the large side.

Read the full review of the "Ruffles In Bloom" Two-Piece Set pictured below (with the pink) by mama pure. Debest offers a selection of short and long sleeved bodysuits, sleepers, two-piece sets, and blankets. Their pricing ranges from $12 to $36 (based on current stock).

If looking for high quality, natural & eco-friendly baby clothing then be sure to check out Debest! Debest is generously giving away an outfit of the winner's choice (up to $36 ARV). This giveaway will run from 10/22 at 12am EST through 11/4 at 11:59pm EST. It is open to United States & Canadian residents. Void where prohibited. Please use the rafflecopter below to enter.

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Review - Educational Insights Chet the Cat Toddler Money

* If you use any of the links in this post to make a purchase, I may receive a small commission.

Who loves money??? WE do! Mommy on the Money has a toddler who loves money and we just got to review Educational Insights Chet The Cat and Friends Toddler Money! This is an adorable pack of play money meant for ages 2 years and up, which is just perfect for my almost 3 year old.

This set includes 1 Penny, 1 Nickel, 1 Dime, 1 Quarter, $1 Bill, $5 Bill, and a $10 of over-sized, virtually indestructible, realistic looking cash. The bills are made of rubber and printed on both sides. The coins are textured, just like real coins and are made of plastic.

The little guy immediately wanted to spend his money, just like his momma. I sold him some rubber lizards and then the little entrepreneur turned around and sold me a rubber frog and got his money back!

We had a really great time playing store with this fun toddler money. I liked the educational aspect because he started to learn all about the different denominations and could recognize some of the numbers and words. I forgot how much information and symbolism there is on American money!

This is a great toy set for a kid that can't keep his hands out of your wallet, or just wants some currency to play restaurant or store with. This money would also make a great gift or an add on to a gift, and you can pick it up on

* We received this toy in order to do an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Giveaway - $150 Gift Card


Here's another great giveaway sponsored by for $150 Gift Card to spend however you wish! I'm pretty sure anyone can find something they would like in the is store for themselves OR a gift!

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Check out my full review of the LG 42-inch 1080p Direct SMART HDTV with Wi-Fi.
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One lucky reader is going to win a $150 gift card to be used to purchase the prize(s) of their choice on the BuyDig website. This giveaway is open to residents in the United States, ages 18+. Giveaway ends November 3, 2014 at 11:59pm. EST. Void where prohibited by law. Winner will be chosen randomly from all eligible entries and will be contacted via email. If winner does not reply within 24 hours, a new winner will be chosen. is responsible for prize fulfillment! To enter, follow the necessary steps within the entry form below. ~~ REMINDER: all tweets and Facebook posts must be spread out at least ONE HOUR (60 minutes) apart or they will not count as valid entries. See our blog Giveaway Rules for more info! ~~


Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. Void where prohibited by law. Winner will be contacted by email and have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor ( will be responsible for product shipment to the winner of this sweepstakes. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest, or Instagram.

Getting In Shape and Healthy with Sprint Fit Live, Phones, Accessories, and Apps

* I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf Influence Central for Sprint. I received a thank you item for participating in this program.

I always try to stay in shape, but it is getting harder and harder as I try to take care of an almost 3 year old, my husband, pets, home, and of course keep this blog going. Now that I'm pregnant with our second, the procrastination level and excuses are at an all time high. Well I think I got all of the encouragement and incentive I needed when I attended the Sprint Fitness Event up in LA last week!

The event was showcasing Sprint products and their accessories, apps, and partnerships to promote the user's health and fitness. I was fortunate enough to win a raffle at the end of the presentation and came home with a beautiful new Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport, just in time for my birthday!

The Sprint Galaxy S5 Sport comes in either Electric Blue or Cherry Red and has a textured case that won't slip out of sweaty hands when your working out.


It is also water (and of course sweat) resistant. 

What also makes the Sport different from the standard S5 is the hard buttons to make it easier to operate while working out, the FREE year of MapMyFitness MVP from UnderArmor, FREE Sprint Fit Live, FREE 3 or 6 months of Spotify Premium (for the necessary workout playlists), and $50 off Gear Fit offer.

Sprint Fit Live is the centralized fitness package that can be on your lock screen, wallpaper, or full screen and keeps all your favorite fitness apps, content, and information handy, including Spotify, MapMyFitness, and anything else you want to personalize your training with. Can you imagine waking up to this on your phone every day? It makes it a little more likely that you'll remember to be healthy and active.


The MapMyFitness app enables customizable coaching, training, monitoring of physical activity, route traveled, foods you eat, diet, calories burned, and progress. Best of all, it can work in sync with the Samsung Gearfit on your wrist. I love how you can check calories on all of your food. Then you click "Ate It" to log the info. I even like it being pregnant and making sure I eat enough!

The Samsung Gearfit was also showcased at this event because of its full integration with the Samsung Galaxy S5. It features the first ever built in heart rate monitor, which we got to try. I got to see my heart rate go up when I volunteered to participate in a little running in place with the athletic and ultra-fit personal trainer Nathanial Gosselin.


There were other bloggers at this event. You will most likely be able to find pictures of my pregnant and not as fit self attempting to exercise in front of a group of other bloggers, but I suppose it just makes me a good sport, and proof that a somewhat non-tech savvy and far from athletic pregnant momma can use this thing!

With the Gearfit comfortably on my wrist, I could track my steps, operate the music playlists, check emails, check and respond to texts with pre-loaded messages, hold or take calls, all while my phone is tucked in my pocket or an armband.

I'm gearing up to walk the dog and push a DOUBLE jogger next summer. The Gearfit could enhance the experience so stay tuned in the next year because this could get really interesting. Now if only it could keep me from running over the dog and keep TWO kids happy, but I guess I have to find other technology for that...

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Green Toys Up to 50% Off Amazon Lightning Deals!!!

Amazon Daily Deals - has lots of Green Toys on Lightning Deals, today! 

I just scored the Green Toys Tea Set for 50% off!!!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

San Elijo Lagoon - Not So Scary Estuary Halloween Event 2014

We LOVE going to the Family Days at the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy here in Cardiff, CA. This is the the most beautiful nature center with lovely trails that go along the lagoon. They host events there for children that are so much fun! One of our favorites is the Not So Scary Estuary Halloween event and it is FREE!

This is the first time our little guy got to wear the costume I made for him. He is "Hookfang" from "How to Train Your Dragon." The costume was his idea and there wasn't one for sale. I'm pretty crafty, so I made it happen and he was thrilled!

I felt like there was so much more I could have done to the costume to make it even more authentic, but we were good enough to go, for now...

His favorite part was the wings that he could "fly" with!

The event is hosted in and around their beautiful Nature Center.

There are treat stations that all have some kind of visual educational materials, Park Rangers, nature experts, wildlife, crafts, and of course, treats!

Out of all the theme parks and Halloween events in the area, I honestly think this is my favorite because of the employees and volunteers teaching and engaging the kids.

There are so many things to see and learn, it is best to arrive right at the beginning of the event if you want to do everything.

They had one area of the trail where they hide all the taxidermy animals to try and spot. The first one totally fooled me because they had audio too!

It really is so pretty just to be outside, here!

Then, after all the educational, craft, and treat stations, we went into the Nature Center for some crafts.

Both crafts were SO cute and clever!

It is very popular with the kiddos.

There really is SO much to see and do here. There are a lot of pictures on our other camera of live owls, spiders, crafts (the kids even made their own treat bags and lollipop spiders), and the costume contest, but I haven't gotten a chance to go through all of those, yet.

They also had fresh apples and bananas to eat and gave away small pumpkins to the little kids. We always remember to leave a cash donation when we go to one of the amazing events here because we appreciate it so much!

They also do an Easter event that we will definitely be attending next year because it is just as awesome as this one. We highly recommend that all the locals in the area take their kids age 2-12 to this event and plan on spending a beautiful afternoon enjoying nature and learning about wildlife in their own backyard. We'll be back next year!

However, the costume and Halloween partying has just begun for this crew! LEGOLAND Brick or Treat, Trick-or-Treating, and a Halloween party where we are going to make one of our cute veggie platters are all coming up, so keep checking in on us if you want to see how all that goes!

Attention Bloggers - Mommy LOVES Money $100 Gift Card Giveaway

Attention Bloggers - Who wants to help me give away a $100 Amazon Gift Card?

This is for a $100+ Amazon Gift Card Giveaway - Amazon is just like money to me! US Only

I'm hosting this giveaway to give bloggers their last chance to get Facebook likes in before the ban goes into effect. Depending on the number of bloggers, the prize may go up. There is no sponsor, just myself and you guys! All cash collected goes toward giveaway, so hopefully we get a good prize pool and a lot of LIKES!!!

TO REALLY make this work for all of us and MAX out the potential to grow our Facebook followings...

I'm looking for bloggers that CARE to PROMOTE this giveaway on Facebook and Twitter 4x plus per week. I will also share your links with our group so we can LIKE each others pages and hopefully take a moment here and there to LOOK for each other's giveaway posts and LIKE them, too! The #MommyLovesMoney hashtag will help with that.

The giveaway will go live earliest Tues 12/21 12:01 AM Pacific time and end 11/4 11:59PM Pacific Time. It will go live once we have enough sign ups.

Facebook link is $5
Additional links are $3 (Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, etc.)
Daily Blog Post Comment $3
Daily Facebook Post or Page Comment $3 (you can purchase either or both)
Secret Word Page $3

If you want to Co-Host the event, for $10 I'm offering a backlink, 4 links (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, or???), and YOUR choice of one: Secret Word page, Daily Blog Comment, or Daily Facebook Page Comment.

Sign up HERE