Monday, May 13, 2019

How to Choose a Moving Company

Moving can be a stressful experience for many families, and choosing the right moving service company can be the determining factor in whether or not a move goes smoothly. There are many moving services Tampa FL but not every moving service has the same level of experience, expertise, and care in moving you and your families’ personal belongings. Moving companies often have competitive rates, so you need to know what other types of factors to consider when choosing movers.

Below are several tips for choosing the right moving company for you.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Night Night Bible Stories Giveaway with 5 Winners!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Going to see my new grandbaby today and this book is going along with me. I'm going to give it to her mama so she can read it to the little one here and there, and then my baby grand can read it to her parents (or herself) as she gets older too! Establishing a night time routine for reading is soothing, comforting and bonding too. Amy Parker's Night Night Bible Stories is a padded, bite-sized (easy for kids to hold) book, full of bright colorful pictures kids  will love. It's a great way to introduce beloved Bible story favorites to them.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Moosh Moosh to the Rescue (if you're in search of something cute and affordable for kids)

Yep, I've mentioned it before, and its true; I know the days of my son loving stuffed animals is drawing to a near. It's not gone yet though, so I'm enjoying his youth and innocence to the hilt, until he moves on to more 'mature things.' But now that I've said that, do we ever really outgrow stuffies that we love?  I'm 48 and I still enjoy a cute little stuffed animal every now and again. My son loves the Moosh Moosh line, not only because they are cute, but also because you can moosh them and they still hold their shape, plus they make a great pillow in the car! He recently took his favorite, Spike the Monster, to the park with us. I guess Spike had a good time too, he looks happy anyway, and he didn't seem to mind the heat. ;)

Monday, May 6, 2019

Extra Large Beach Bag or Pool Tote with Soft Cooler

If we are headed to the park, pool or beach, there are a few things that must be true for our carrying tote. One, it must have an easy-to-access zippered pocket for my loose items, such as my jewelry and/or my driver's license. It must be very roomy (we take a lot of stuff!), and it has to breathe well, since sometimes our wet swimsuits make their way into the bag. This extra large tote does the trick for all of those things, and it has a secret surprise.  

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Mother's Day Wish List for Cat Lovers

So I'm thinking, having recently become a 'cat person' (we'd always owned dogs, never a cat), and realizing late in life, how absolutely cool these little companions can be, that a great gift for Mother's Day would be a gathering of all these nifty little gadgets and things that I want for our adoptee. She may be a little older than most cats who are adopted (we got her at 10, she is 11 now) but we are making up for her time spent in the no-kill shelter (which was awesome, but not near as one-on-one as she gets here with me and her boy). Now that she's so comfortable with us, and us with her, there are so many things I want to get for her, and for me, that would make things even that much better. What's on the list? Let's take a look...

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Winner Announcement

Congratulations to Liz whose name was randomly selected by Rafflecopter as the winner of the $25 Visa Gift Card giveaway.

Friday, May 3, 2019

#LoveOutLoud Beautiful Mother's Day Floral Bouquets from Teleflora

Flowers are always a good idea for Mother's Day; flowers from Teleflora are always a GREAT idea because not only do you get these gorgeous blooms, but you also get these amazing reusable vases and containers that they come in. These have fast become some of my mom's most favorite keepsakes (and as you all know, if your child, even a grown child, gives it to's an instant keepsake).

Sometimes my mom knows she is going to get flowers, other times it's a big surprise, like this time!! I knew, however, that she was going to love the Regal Blossoms Bouquet for Mother's Day the second I saw it because purple and red are her favorite colors, but you don't often find them together. This vase, has them both and she's mentioned it the last three times we have spoken on the phone. She loves the flowers too, and intends to press one rose as a keepsake (something she always does).  This bouquet has fresh pink roses, huge white lilies and a variety of purple flowers. They smell amazing and they look beautiful too. What mom wouldn't love this gorgeous bouquet hand delivered to their doorstep this year?

Monday, April 29, 2019

AllTul or KeySmart Pro Giveaway!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Medieval Times: Dinner and a Show in a Castle!

Well, this isn't a sign you see often when you're going out to eat, but it's exactly the one you'll see when you head over to Medieval Times in Orlando, Florida (there are other castles around the US and one in Canada as well) to have dinner and a show! Walk through the area to see relics from the past, and instantly feel transformed to another time. We did that after dinner, and it's free to go, and on-site, so you can just walk over after you eat. I recommend it highly. As for the dinner, well I recommend that too, especially if you have kids!

Monday, April 22, 2019

Brooklyn Cloth is Perfect for More than Just their Famous Joggers!

What's he laughing at? It may not be the cool outfit he has on from Brooklyn Cloth, but let me tell you, when he opened the mail and saw these items inside, he was all smiles.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

HUGE Lafe's Natural BodyCare Gift Package Giveaway

It's such a treat when you can take time out to pamper yourself a little bit. Even better when you can do so in a big way, which you could if you won this fabulous prize!!

TickleMe Plant Deluxe Greenhouse Kit for Kids Giveaway

I remember touching a plant like this in a greenhouse on a field trip when I was a kid. It must have been a big deal for me to still remember it, because I haven't been in grade school for a very long time. I can still remember what the inside of the greenhouse looked like, but the only plant I remember specifically is this kind! Wouldn't it be fun to win one?

The Montessori Toddler Book Giveaway

Finding the right school no matter the child's age is very important. My oldest granddaughter's parents were very keen on getting her into the best preschool when she was little. You've seen Montessori schools popping up all over major cities in your area, maybe even heard of the Montessori approach discussed in your homeschool groups, but do you know how to implement Montessori techniques in your home everyday? It's more than just educational play at home. And it's more than just a parenting philosophy of love and respect. Learn more below.

The Montessori Toddler is for any parent looking to bring the principles of Montessori education—curiosity, independence, respect—into their daily lives. Written for busy parents who are looking to find more calm in their homes, it’s an inspiring and beautiful guide. #TheMontessoriToddler

The Montessori Toddler is for any parent looking to bring the principles of Montessori education—curiosity, independence, respect—into their daily lives. Written for busy parents who are looking to find more calm in their homes, it’s an inspiring and beautiful guide.

$100 Giveaway (Amazon or Paypal)

amazon gift card or paypal cash

Quarterly Subscription to THiNK OUTSiDE #giveaway

I am very fortunate that my son spends a lot of time outside, not all kids do though! The statistics for screen time versus outside-play-time are outrageous (in a bad way). THiNK OUTSiDE Boxes are a monthly subscription service focused on outdoor exploration AND a year-long curriculum. The service provides quality, useful gear along with very thoughtful activities and educational information that encourage kids to get outside and play. It is not just about the gear or the information, but using both in tandem to become more skilled in outdoor life, while encouraging family involvement. The monthly themed boxes promote character building while instilling confidence, independence, and empathy.

FACT: Today's children are spending an average of 4-7 MINUTES
of unstructured play outside, and 7.5 HOURS in front of devices!

THiNK OUTSiDE service follows a standard annual schedule that ensures learning is seasonally appropriate. Every month has a new theme covering everything from first aid and outdoor nutrition to nighttime discovery and building shelters. Your first box, the Intro box, sets the foundation for your year of learning #THiNKOUTSiDE
THiNK OUTSiDE is a 2019 Parent’s Choice Silver Award recipient!

My Garden Box One Month Subscription Giveaway

My oldest granddaughter is totally into growing her own plants, herbs, flowers and more. It is a joy she has been able to learn about from her mom, who enjoys doing the same. That being said, I bet this is a prize they'd both like to receive. I think growing things together is such a good way to learn, and to bond. A prize you say? Yay! It's a Giveaway! One lucky reader will receive a one month subscription to My Garden Box! My Garden box is a monthly subscription service for gardening enthusiast created by 4th generation nursery growers. They package their love for plants into every box. Each My Garden Box is designed as if the creators were receiving it too. My Garden Box makes a wonderful gift for a loved one or for yourself! They offer month-to-month and prepaid plans for up to one year.

What to expect from My Garden Box. Inside of your My Garden Box you will find LIVE PLANTS, cool containers, growth media and instructions, and unique accents. Even if you don't have a green thumb (yet), when you receive seasonally appropriate components properly portioned, simple garden care tips, and the visual illustrations of the techniques you will need to complete the project, My Garden Box will make it easy for you to experience growing success! It's just the right amount of DIY for any gardening enthusiast.

My Garden Box Giveaway at Mommy's Playbook
a One Month Subscription to My Garden Box
The giveaway is open US Only, 18+
The giveaway ends 5/11 at 11:59 pm est
Be sure to come back daily for more chances to win.

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

An Effortless Way to Help Support the Arbor Day Foundation! #TreeHutxArborDay

America’s favorite brand for body scrubs and butters is Tree Hut! Use this brand one time, and you'll know why. It works great, and smells delicious! This year, they are excited to share that their brand has partnered with The Arbor Day Foundation to give back to nature with a #TreeHutxArborDay campaign! In celebration of Arbor Day (April 26th), for the entire month of April, the brand is giving 10% of proceeds for every product that is sold on to the Arbor Day Foundation.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Romantic Date Ideas To Try This Summer

The heat of the summer often turns up the heat in your relationships. If you find yourself wanting to show more love and appreciation for your partner this summer, consider taking him or her on a romantic date. From spending time outdoors to relaxing in luxury, the options are practically endless. You might even consider putting your own spin on a traditional idea to make it more unique to your specific relationship.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

$25 Gift Card Giveaway from HueTrition

This information is brought to you by HueTrition. All opinions are my own. 

I am all about finding what works to help make my son WANT to have a healthier diet. We have been making HUGE strides. He's come a long way, but it hasn't been easy (he was picker than I am, and I am very picky!). Happily, he's more and more about trying new foods and has decided he even likes a good number of veggies now (thank goodness!), so when it comes to a product or item that helps the littles become more aware and willing to invest in healthy eating, I am all in!

HueTrition makes it so easy and FUN to make nutritious choices for your whole family. They have many videos available to help you when meal planning.

You can also take virtual classes that will teach you how to make nutritious foods. Their next event is about the HueApproved Scanner! he easy and fun way to choose healthy food products: HueApproved Scanner Unveiling HueTrition Live Event on April 18, 4 - 5 PM (EDT)

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Spring Cleaning: Enter to #win a 6.5 lb. bag of Powerizer

This information is brought to you by Powerizer Complete. All opinions are my own.

I'm a big fan of Spring Cleaning. Up north, it was a clear sign that the cold was on its way out and better weather was on its way in. That was a big deal to all of us, and everything about that this time of year was pleasant. It made you feel alive just to go outside and see sunshine for the first time in months. That in turn, would lead you to throw open the windows when you got inside and get everything nice and clean.