Friday, September 30, 2016

September is Better Breakfast Month!

We hear it all the time, "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day," but if you're like most people, mornings are spent rushing out the door to stay on schedule and you are lucky if you can grab something to eat along the way.

As September is Better Breakfast Month, I thought it would be timely to share some ideas and tips to solve bad breakfast habits for the rest of the year! Instead of opting for greasy breakfast sandwiches (or worse, an empty stomach), why not try one of these quick, easy (and healthy!) breakfast options, most of which can be enjoyed on-the-go.

KRUPSCarrington Farms, IMUSA, Sparkling Ice, Viki's Granola, and T-fal will give your morning meal the modern makeover it needs to make your breakfast better.

Cook your eggs EGGS-actly the way you want with the KRUPS Egg Cooker, making it easier than ever to prepare your favorite egg dishes! Boil up to 7 eggs at a time, and choose your setting from hard/soft boiled, poached or individual omelets. Simply pile the eggs into the slots and an audible signal will indicate when your eggs are done cooking. (Available at Macy's for $39.99)

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Personal Creations KNOWS how to Celebrate National Coffee Day!

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

Happy National Coffee Day!

It is no secret that I love coffee!! I like it hot, iced, black, with cream, and even sometimes with cream and just a bit of sugar. I like it flavored, unflavored, and if you want to put something in to make a fancy macchiato (or other specialty drink), I'm all in for that too!

Personal Creations has over 10,000 items available for sale,
all of which you can personalize the way you want to...
including a most excellent line of coffee mugs!

I also like personalized coffee mugs. A lot. Today I'm celebrating National Coffee Day with my new favorite Personal Creations coffee mug! This one has a heart filled with all of the names of my children and my grandbaby in a colorful and very cute heart that covers the front and back of the mug. The mug (ever so appropriately) is called The Heart Full of Love Mug! It is a generous 15 oz. and allows you to put up to 12 names (of people, things you love, places you've traveled...or want to travel to) up to nine letters a piece.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

No Ad Suncare Protects Your Skin Year Round!


Do you put sunscreen on your kids this time of year? We live in south Florida, so I most definitely do, but even if we lived up north still, it would be a good idea. The kids go outside for recess, or if they're too young for school, they likely go outside for play time, no matter where it is that you live.  Using a high quality SPF will procatively help you protect their skin, as well as protect it in the immediate. We use No-Ad, which you'll find in most any store that sells sunscreen. It is inexpensive, effective, paraben-free and it comes in many different forms, types, and sizes.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Adventures of Camp Nana Papa!

You don't have to spend a lot of money or send the kids away to have them experience the joys of camp. All you have to do is send your kiddos to Camp Nana Papa! I know as a grandparent, I'm all in for having a grandparent's weekend with my little beebop, and I'm sure most grandparents feel the same. Pack 'em up and send them over to gram and grandpa's for the weekend, so they can experience the fun of Camp Nana Papa just like the brother and sister in this book did! The best thing about it? This kind of camp (if you're copying the theme) can be completely customized and done year round!!

Monday, September 26, 2016

AdoramaPix Holiday Discount!

Now's the best time to get a head start on your customized holiday cards! Explore AdoramaPix's holiday collection. Choose from a wide range of stunning designs and paper options. Then, upload your photo and customize any holiday card with your own personal touches. Holiday snail mail has never looked so good!

Passenger Safety Week! Enter to #Win a Diono Car Seat!

Just a reminder that TODAY is the last day to enter to win a Diono Car Seat in celebration of Passenger Safety Week! As you can see in the picture above and the two below, we get a lot of use out of ours. My son is 9 and he still rides in a car seat (our Diono goes up to 120 lbs!). I say the longer you can leave them in there the better. The Diono helps boost him up over window height too, so he can see where we're going when we are on the road.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Who's Your (Label) Daddy?

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

Aren't these dwarves on the labels so cute?
One of many styles available at Label Daddy.
My son took only one thing to school for show-and-tell that didnt come back home. Of course it was the one thing that didn't have a label on it, grrr. I knew it needed one too, but he'd asked just as we were on our way out the door...if he could take it. I agreed, and even said I should go get one of his Label Daddy labels, but I didn't want him (or me!) to be late, so we skipped it. I should have skipped the item...and then we would still have it. Lesson learned, label it or forget about taking it.

Of course, a label isn't 100% effective at making sure what goes out of the house, comes back into the house, but it does increase the odds a lot!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Toys“R”Us Children’s Fund Donates $1 Million!

Every once in awhile I come across an e-mail that makes my jaw drop and my heart swell. Such is the case with the one I am copying below. Hurrah for Toys R Us and Give Kids the World Village. If you're only going to read one story today, this is the one to read.

Toys“R”Us Children’s Fund Donates $1M to Give Kids The World,
Company Gifts Its Iconic Ferris Wheel Cars to Charity’s Resort Village

Specialty Toy Retailer to Help Bring Smiles and Joy to Children with Life-Threatening Illnesses

Give Kids The World Village (GKTW), a nonprofit resort based in Kissimmee, Florida that welcomes children with life-threatening illnesses and their families, announced today a partnership with Toys“R”Us®. In addition to a $1 million pledge provided by the Toys“R”Us Children’s Fund (TRUCF), a public charity affiliated with the specialty toy retailer, the company is providing monthly in-kind product donations and has donated a vibrant cast of cars that once graced the famous Ferris wheel in the retailer’s former Times Square, New York City store.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Pure Costumes is a Great Place to Shop for Couples Costumes!

There is no better place to go for a couples costume than to the Halloween guru: Pure Costumes!! This is an online store that sells everything you need for dressing up (and more!). Everything we've always gotten from them has been a super nice quality too, so I'm very happy to help promote the site. As for couples costumes, I'm thinking the Cookies and Milk costume you see above is pretty cute (and parents with little ones at home...think of the kids' faces when you come out for Halloween dressed like this, ha! I love just the thought!).

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Military Discounts Now at Chuck E Cheese!

My family loves to go to Chuck E. Cheese. Because they have such a large assortment of things to do, it's really a great place to go at ANY age!! A lot of you would probably agree, but did you know Chuck E. Cheese offers discounts for U.S. military men, women and their families? Yep, they most certainly do!

Monday, September 19, 2016

My Daughter Started an Etsy Shop!

My daughter is no longer a child. In fact, she has just started her first business, an etsy shop where she will be selling her paintings. The one you see above is in the shop and it is my absolute favorite.

This year she is a senior in high school and there are a lot of things she would like to have/participate in that all cost money. A class ring, her graduation photos, the senior bash, etc., so to help with the expenses, she has decided to start up her own etsy shop!!

I think this is a great way for her learn a bit about business, and transition into the life of being an adult. I certainly hope you'll take the time out and take a look at her photos. Even more, I hope you'll like what you see. Please feel free to heart any of your favorites, and if you opt to make a purchase, even better. :)

Good luck, baby girl!! I love your work, and I hope the whole world will love it too!

You can visit the site here: Dally's Happy Place

Thank you!

I Am a Lifetime Ozeri Fan fan (not repetivite - intentional) :)

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

My most favorite fan that I've ever owned.
Big bonus: It comes with a remote control

It is that time of year, where you don't want to have the air conditioner on because it's way too nice outside, but if you don't do something, it can still get uncomfortably warm. Enter the Ozeri 44" Tower Fan with Noise Reduction. 

Flower Delivery Sydney

I know a good number of readers are from Australia, so it's exciting for me to actually find a flower delivery service there to be able to share with you. If you're looking for gifts, flower bouquets, special arrangement bouqets and more, this is the place to check out first!

I love the simplicity and beauty of an orchid and they have a Moroccan style that is hard to beat. I love the ceramic pot this one comes in too. It's different, and the blue is a nice contrast against the green leaves and white blooms.

Winner Announcement

Congratulations to Renee who was randomly selected by Rafflecopter as the winner of the Reatorz light up ball giveaway.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Aeromax Toys: Inspiration at its Finest!

If you've been a Mail4Rosey reader for a long time, you might remember a couple of years ago when my son was all about dressing up for fun. He had every popular super hero costume you could think of, and some that were made up. He had a fireman outfit, a policeman outfit, and he could dress up like a magician or a surgeon/doctor. He had so many outfits in fact, that we dedicated a toy box to them that sat at the end of his bed. Those days passed by very quickly. I'm not even sure when he quit dressing up like that, but except for once a year for the October holiday, he definitely has stopped. Today though, he opened the Robot Helmet from Aeromax Toys, and I got an instant reminder of that once upon a time. He had a blast running around and pretending to be a robot. Talk about nostalgia (for me) at it's finest. :)

Friday, September 16, 2016

Happy 60th to Play Doh! #WorldPlayDohDay

Chances are VERY high that you've bought, used, or gifted Play-Doh. In fact, it's pretty likely too that you've done all three! I have very fond memories of my oldest three using it, as well as my nephew (who was great at making Play-Doh skate boards to cart around his Play-Doh creations), and now my youngest, and my granddaughter both love it. It is a 'toy' that transcends all ages, as everyone loves to use it. Set a container in front of everyone at your next dinner party, and you'll see what I mean. :)

Thinking Ahead? Get a Great Discount Now! Digital Media Academy

It's never too soon to start thinking about summer, especially if doing so lands you a big discount!

Save BIG on camp next summer when you take advantage of our pre-season sale - the lowest prices of the year on everything from camp to online courses to housing.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Brinware is Now Available at Target!! 20% Discount Available Here!

Can you say dishes are cute? I think you can because these Brinware pieces definitely qualify as cute. The multi-purpose container comes in blue with a green lid, or pink with a purple lid. It is tempered and has FDA-approved silicone around it. The sweet cut-outs that look like little fish allow you to see inside of the container. It's the perfect size for sanwiches, fruit, snacks, or... lollipops you want to hide from the kids.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Winner Announcement

Congratulations to the following winners, all of whom were randomly selected by Rafflecopter:

Jeanna Entenmann's Milk Drive giveaway
Jen won the #lifeofthelunchbox giveaway
Terra & Sandee each won a Melvin & Simon Memory Game

AdormaPix Has Photo Books!!

5 cover styles, 18 sizes, 1, 713 designs and 6 paper types!
Yeah...Adormapix gives you choices!
I have used AdoramaPix before for metal prints (which I love), but I haven't tried their service yet for photo books. I have, and I love them!! I'm a little picky about my photo books. I try most every service that comes out, and honestly only two of them have made me happy. Now there are three companies who have the quality I am looking for, and AdormaPix is definitely one of them. As an extra added touch, and since one of these was a gift, I ordered a gift box too. You can see it in the background. A simple brown box with a white elastic bow (the book had tissue paper over it while on the inside). 

As for the book itself, I could have put a title on the front, where you see that white strip, but I purposely did not (inside 'what if no books had titles' joke with the kiddo). 

Monday, September 12, 2016

Target has a Great Challenge for ALL Brands! Read More Here! #madetomatter

I got a tote today. Inside of it were all kinds of wonderful goodies. The two common themes between them? They're all sold at Target and they're all products that are #madetomatter. What does that mean? Well, Target put a challenge out there to brands...seeing who they could find that meets at least one of the following five criteria: reduced sugat, dietary restrictions, clean lable, less packaging and Closed Loop. Thankfully a lot of brands qualify, and let's all hope a lot more follow suit. You can learn more about the brands and the initiative by visiting HERE.

LAST DAY TO ENTER! Back to School $150 Amazon #Giveaway

We're giving away $150 to AMAZON!

The cohosts and sponsors of this event are:

MyPoshMedia. com | |Miki's Hope | TheSugarFreeDiva | DinedandDashed | Mel from FreebiesCodesCouponsAndDeals</ a>| PlusSizePosh| Becky Hanes | TheChocoholicsDiary

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Inflatable Zone: Taking Inflatables to a Whole New Level!

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

Ever come across a website where everything you look at keeps getting better and better? That's how I felt visiting Inflatable Zone. It started off mild, but nice.  I mean who wouldn't love getting an Inflatable Minions Bounce House for a children's birthday party, a big event with children, etc.? I know my youngest would enjoy it and so would all the other little ones in the family. Or you could get one of the many inflatable slide options they have for a celebration. Those are great too!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Cats Are Capable of Mind Control

Cats are Capable of Mind Control and 1,000 + UBERFACTS You Never Knew You Needed to Know. That's a funny title, right? And the book is great too! Jam-packed full of facts you might not have known. For example: 

It's Called the Better Bungee for Good Reason!

That red one in the middle looks like just a normal bungee cord, doesn't it? But nope! That's certainly a bungee cord that is better than 'normal.' For starters it will withstand extreme temperatures, ranging from -60 degrees (let's hope you never have to be in that) to 200 degrees, F. It is resistant to oils, diesel fuel, SALT WATER (hurrah!) and most household chemicals too. We haven't had ours long enough to know if it's true or not, but it also promises not to break, crack or become brittle. Double hurrah because a lot of times these are stored outside!

Congratulations to the following prize winners whose names were randomly selected by Rafflecopter:

Charlene: Mythical Creatures Find It Game
Richard: Playmobil Carry Cases
Bryan: Aftershokz Wireless Headphones

Monday, September 5, 2016

Welchs Fruit Snacks Donating $1 per Purhase to Fight Child Hunger!

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

This is what my son's lunch would look like each day if I'd let him pack it himself. A sandwich, fruit and fruit snacks, lol. So when this Welch's Fruit Snacks lunchbox came to our door, I had to laugh. This is definitely right up his alley, and the fruit snacks made him more than happy too.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Watch the Birdie! by Nancy Cote

Watch the Birdie, written and illustrated by Nancy Cote is a cute story about friends, and to just what extent good ones will go to, in order to take care of you when you need it. It's a great way to introduce the concept of helping others, or it's just good plain fun to read for recreational and bonding time.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Winning Moves has Fun Variations on Family Game Favorites!

Winning Moves has BIG games. Classic fun games have taken a turn for the large. If Pass the Pigs is a fave, just wait until you try your hand at Pass the Big Pigs! It is designed for 2 or more players, and comes with 2 oversized foam pig dice, 1 oversized score pad, 1 large drawstring pouch, a pencil, illustrated instructions and Pass the Pigs history.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Light Up the Night with Reactorz! with #Giveaway!

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

When it comes to kids, you can't go wrong with a ball. They are fun to play with in groups, by yourself, and even with your siblings. ;) If you purchase a Reactorz Smack Me're going to elevate the fun to a whole new level.