Thursday, March 31, 2016

Kidz Bop Greatest Hits CD & Tour Information!

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


Kidz Bop Greatest Hits is out, and though we love them all, this is our favorite to date. The song set has all of my son's faves and that makes it a dancing day kind of CD. We put it in and dance all over this house.


The song list, in case you're curious (or can't see them in the picture above, because goodness knows these old eyes can't!) is as follows:
    • Happy
    • Uptown Funk
    • Party Rock Anthem
    • Shake It Off
    • Roar
    • Call Me Maybe
    • Thrift Shop
    • Best Day of My Life
    • Gangnam Style
    • Moves Like Jagger
    • All About That Bass
    • The Fox (What Does the Fox Say)
    • Bills
    • Make Some Noise

Kidz Bop is always a best seller, and with a song line up like this one, it's easy to see why.


Now for 2016, the Kidz Bop Kids are touring! That's right, you can take your kids to hear them singing live and on the stage at any one of the many stops along the way of their Life of the Party Tour! They're coming close to where I live in June, but it's for dates we are otherwise committed. If we didn't already have plans, we'd be in line (well, the virtual line anyway) to buy our tickets! I'm bummed that we're going to miss it. I know my son would have a blast at any one of these shows! I'm sharing the press release with you below. If you have any littles in the house who love the Kidz Bop CDs, tickets to a show would be a great surprise, don't you think? :)

KIDZ BOP EXPANDS ITS NATIONAL LIFE OF THE PARTY TOUR;
PARTNERS WITH LIVE NATION TO ADD SUMMER AMPHITHEATER DATES
New Tour Dates Go On Sale Beginning Friday, April 1st

NEW YORK, NY (March 28, 2016)  KIDZ BOP, the number one music brand for kids, is teaming up with Live Nation to add summer amphitheater dates to The Life Of The Party Tour. The additional shows were added following the success of the initial KIDZ BOP tour announcement in February. The KIDZ BOP Kids will kick off the summer shows on July 16th at the Toyota Oakdale Theater in Connecticut. Additional cities include Brooklyn, Charlotte, and Chicago.  Tickets for the new summer dates will officially go on sale to the public beginning Friday, April 1st, coinciding with the release of KIDZ BOP Greatest Hits. For tour dates and ticket information, visit kidzbop.com/tour.

The Life Of The Party Tour is travelling to 50+ U.S. cities to celebrate KIDZ BOP’s 15th birthday.  The KIDZ BOP Kids – Ashlynn Chong, Sela Hack, Matt Martinez and Grant Knoche – headline the tour. The ALL-NEW live show features the biggest pop songs of the year, awesome choreography, and more fun surprises from The KIDZ BOP Kids. The Life Of The Party Touris the ultimate pop star experience, and the perfect concert event for the entire family. Artist Group International (AGI) is representing the tour.

Victor Zaraya, President of KIDZ BOP said, “Ticket sales for the initial KIDZ BOP shows have been tremendous.  We’re thrilled to be working with Live Nation to add these summer amphitheater dates to our tour schedule and bring the KIDZ BOP experience to thousands more kids and families across the country.” Jared Braverman, VP, Live Nation Touring added, “Our amphitheaters are the premier venues for fans to experience their favorite pop, rock and festival events during the summer. We’re excited to partner with KIDZ BOP and have the opportunity to invite younger fans and families out for a day of live KIDZ BOP music.”

Friendly’s Ice Cream was announced as an official partner of The Life Of The Party Tour in January. Friendly’s Ice Cream is sponsoring all tour dates in the Northeast.  

#ad #SickJustGotReal! Pfizer Pediatric Platform Bundle #Giveaway

Disclosure: The Pfizer Pediatric Platform products, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own.



Spring Break was a great week for us...and then my son got sick. Mm hmm, the day school started back up, he was flat on his back, snoozing like there was tomorrow. Besides his tell-all fever, coughing and snotty nose, the boy sleeps. It's the only time he willingly sleeps, lol, outside of his bedtime. So, what's a mom to do? Pfizer Platform Products to the rescue!


I'm a mom of four, so I learned a long time ago the importance of being prepared for cold & flu visits ahead of time. So, often when I take a trip to the Target stores, you'll find me walking up and down the aisles that carry the Pfizer Platform Products, stocking up so we're ready when the time comes.

Some tried and true products from Pfizer that we have on hand right now, are:


Children’s Advil®. Ease those aches and pains, while reducing a child's fever fast with Children's Advil®, a great solution for kids as young as 2 up to age 11. Children's Advil® comes in several great tasting flavors including: Sugar-free dye-free Berry, Bubble Gum, Grape, Blue Raspberry, Fruit and dye-free White Grape flavors. There's also Infant's Advil® White Grape, which provides unsurpassed fever relief with a syringe for easy dosing for children 6-23 months.



Children's Robitussin® DM Day/Night Pack (Children’s Robitussin® Cough & Chest Congestion and Children’s Robitussin® Nighttime Cough) non-drowsy daytime formula helps break up chest congestion, while the long-acting nighttime formula relieves coughs and runny noses to help kids get the rest they need.



Children’s Dimetapp® Cold & Cough tackles a child’s most bothersome stuffy and runny noses, all while working to relieve cough.  All in a great tasting grape flavor.

*It is important to remember to always read and keep the cartons for complete warnings and dosing information on Pfizer Pediatric Platform products and to use as directed. 


So I used the Children's Advil® for my son when he was sick, because it had a fever reliever. That made him feel better at home. When it was time for him to go back to school, I gave him the Dimetapp® Cough & Cold. You could tell it was doing it's job well because when it wore off, those coughs had no mercy in making themselves known again.

Someone else was very happy little man was feeling better too. ;)
Thankfully, he's back to feeling great now, and I'm glad! Our cat is sure glad too. You can see him rubbing his head on my son. They do that... they rub heads together, lol, every single day. They're quite the comical pair, and I swear the cat was mourning his visits while my son was sick. He parked right outside of his bedroom door and would not budge. :) 

The products on the Pfizer pediatric platform worked great for us!
A big thank you toPfizer and Target, for seeing us through! 

Don't forget to stock up on your Pfizer Pediatric Platform Products the next time you're at your local Target, or you can order them right now (or any time!) by visiting Target.com


One lucky winner gets a Pfizer Pediatric Platform Bundle to call their own.

 US entrants only.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Del-Sol Nail Polish Monthly Subscription. Nail Art Delivered to Your Door!

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



I have a daughter who loves to experiment with nail polish. She's very good at it too, being able to design her nails, mix colors, and make unusual and gorgeous displays without so much as an ounce of help from anyone or anything. I thought, however, that it might be fun for her to have an easier route (it takes a long time for genius to come about, you know) on those days she just wants to fiddle, but still have something cute and unique. That's where Del Sol comes in.


Del Sol is famous for their items that change color in the sun, including a wonderful line of nail polish. When it's in the shade it's one color, head out to the sunshine, and it turns another! I think a lot of people have heard of the brand, but did you know there is a subscription service you can get monthly, that brings the nail polish right to your front door? All Del Sol nail polishes have the color-change technology, are non-toxic, cruelty-free and they allow your nails to breathe. Perfect!

If you are considering a subscription box, know that you can choose from one of two options, both are a $35 deal for just $19.99 a month. That's a nice price for being able to gift a subscription to someone. I think my daughter is going to love it, and I think she would prefer Option #2.

Option #1 is for three polishes. This is great for being able to try out new colors each month. It's also a great way to break out of the comfort rut so many of us seem to get into with polish. I know I have my few favorites and those tend to be the colors I gravitate towards. Getting new and different colors each month would help me expand my tastes in what I like.


Option #2 is for two polishes and one decorative nail art product.


An example of what you might receive as your decorative item is the flower stencils seen above. They are easy to apply. First you paint your nails with teh Del Sol color-change polish. Before it dries, you position decals where you want them to be. Then you apply top coat to seal. These have a 100% Wow Guarantee, which means the stencils are designed to change colors in the sun for the life of the product. Yep, even the stencils change colors. I love it!

Do you know someone who would enjoy this kind of a subscription?

Learn more about Del Sol by visiting their website. You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Clubs Galore: Wait 'til You See What They Offer!

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



Sometimes when you give a gift, depending on who it is for, or what holiday, you want to give something non-traditional, something memorable and something that will make him or her absolutely delighted! Clubs Galore has you covered for all of those things, and more.

With Clubs Galore, you pick and choose from a very large selection of clubs, what you would like to have delivered to your special someone. We're talking premium clubs too, like gourmet coffee, Home & Spa, Desserts & Sweets, etc. There are also gift clubs for items I have never heard of until now, like Turducken Gifts (turkey), and clubs for holidays, like Mother's Day!

You choose the number of shipments you want (you can even choose alternate months or every third month), what you want in them, and what the price range of the packages will be. Clubs Galore does the rest. If you want a different package each month, instead of the same category, no problem, Clubs Galore will let you do that too! Each month your recipient (or you!) will receive a package delivered right to their door, and each one can even have a personalized note from you!


With so many great clubs to choose from, we had a hard time picking which one we thought we would like to try first. We narrowed it down to Gourmet Cheeses, Gourmet Pizza, and ice cream. Yes, it was the food clubs that had the biggest appeal for us, well, that and the coffee, but the kids don't like coffee, so I didn't even go there. ;)  Then we drew to see which category would win, and pizza was the victor, woohoo! This was not just any pizza though, this was a NY Pizza Club!! My favorite!


The Clubs Galore pizza option delivers (2) NY Pizzas for each subsription ordered, and they come right to your door, nicely packaged in a cooler of dry ice.  Our shipment this time was from Table 87, home of the coal oven slice! Yum!


There was a Prosciutto and a Margherita pie included in the box. These pies are easy to make, you don't defrost them, simply pre-heat your oven, & add your pizza when it gets to the desired temperature. It only takes a matter of minutes for the pie to be done and they come out tasting absolutely delish!


Margherita is my favorite, and my son's too. My daughter (and her older brothers) prefer meat on their pizza, though they're happy to eat it without sometimes too. This is what the finished pie looked like, and like I said, it only took a few minutes to bake.


Though all of the pizza was very good, it's the charcoal-fired bottom that makes this pizza for me. It comes already charred and gives you a flavor that just can't be beat. 


We loved our trial subscription to Clubs Galore. The pizza was a nice treat to get in the mail, and it made for a tasty dinner too! Please note, all subscriptions come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

You can learn more about Clubs Galore by visiting their website. You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter

Do you know someone who would love
 to get a package from Clubs Galore?

Who is Tommie Copper and What are Compression Socks?

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


So just who is Tommie Copper, and what in the world are compression socks? Well, to answer the first question, Tommie Copper, was founded in 2010, and is a company that specializes in creating and selling compression wear that is not only effective, but attractive too. All of their garments are made with CopperZnergy, a proprietary fabric infused with copper and zinc, which eliminates odors caused by microbes on the fabric. Ideal for socks, right?! But more about that in a minute.


Tommie Copper is also a company that gives back via the Tommie Cares Foundation. This is a not-for-profit organzation designed to build community, possibility, compassion and understanding by helping those with physical and developmental special needs. The program helps individuals gain confidence and strengthen self-esteem by encouraging participation in real-life adventures with the assistance of local volunteers. Visit tommiecares.org to learn more about how Tommie Copper is reinventing the word community.

Now, about those socks! Runners have long ago learned the benefits of compression socks, and now people are beginning to use them every day. Work long hours? On your feet a lot? Need to keep those tootsies feeling pampered when they're stuck in dress shoes all day? Are you an athlete who wants/needs only the best quality of compression when you move? Did you answer, 'yes' to any of the above? Then Tommie Copper offers a solution to you, in a great variety of ways. Just about any kind of sock you want or need, they have them, with compression.

Lightweight Athletic Compression Socks
Available in Men's or Women's
Choose from a Variety of Colors

Take for example, the Women's Lightweight Athletic Compression Ankle Sock. They come in a variety of colors, and they maintain their shape even after you've washed them a gazillion times. Important to note: These socks do run small. I have a pair that fit, but barely. I love my socks, but I would def. suggest ordering the next size up with these. The socks are light as a feather and comfortable to wear all day.

Lighter-than-air without sacrificing durability. Our low profile ankle sock provides support and compression in 3 key zones: ankles, Achilles, and arches. The unique Y-heel gore makes for a seamless connection between foot and sock. The 2x2 mesh vapor top adds breathability without bulk, for extended comfort and benefits.
  • CopperZnergy blend eliminates the growth of odor causing microbes on the fabric
  • High performance comfortrel fibers are soft, durable and maintain their shape wash after wash.
  • This fast drying fiber resists pilling, shrinking and fading
  • Arch compression to target stress & strain points
  • Aids in muscle recovery
  • Helps relieve aches & pains
  • Low profile tab top


Wool Compression Socks available in Men's or Women's
Charcoal or Black, Over-the-Calf or Crew

Tommie Copper also sells Over-the-Calf or Crew Wool Compression Socks. They have these in sizes for men and women. These are thicker than the athletic socks described above, and they keep your feet feeling cozy and happy throughout the entire day. They are sold in black or charcoal. I like these for when I'm wearing trousers to work. I also like them for weekends when it's chilly outside. They are already great, but they would have been amazing when I lived up North!

Our Wool sock combines nylon and spandex for durability and compression. The premium 19.5 micron wool is softer and more comfortable against the skin. The temperature regulating and wicking properties make this the perfect sock on warm summer days or cool winter nights.
  • Targeted zone compression in the arch, heel and Achilles for all-day comfort and support
  • Graduated compression up through the calf.
  • Temperature regulating & wicking, great for all climates
  • Nylon-reinforced heel and toe enhances natural durability of wool and reduces pilling
  • Patented Lonati™ sewing process creates the flattest toe seam available for greater durability.
  • CopperZnergy blend eliminates the growth of odor causing microbes on the fabric and provides UPF 50+ protection
  • Reduces swelling & inflammation
  • Reduces pain & discomfort

MicroModal Compression Dress Socks
for men or women; over-the-calf or crew; color choice

These MicroModal Over-the-Calf Dress Socks are ligher than the wool socks. I wear them in place of tights or panty hose with my heels when I'm wearing trousers to work. They're comfortable and look stylish, and at the end of the day, my feet feel good. There is a definite difference to be noticed when I do wear them, versus when I don't. These are available in men's or women's versions, and you can also get the Crew Sock version.

The perfect dress sock; combining function, fashion and feel. The MicroModal® Compression Dress sock is a stylish sock that feels luxurious to the touch, while providing just the right amount of comfortable compression, for all day support , at home or while traveling.
  • Easy to slip on, with a stay-top band that keeps them in place.
  • Intelligent arch support targets the stress and strain points of your foot.
  • MicroModal® is ultra soft, smooth and luxurious.
  • CopperZnergy™ technology eliminates odors caused by microbes on the fabric.
  • From the office to the train - great for everyday use and travel.

I do recommend Tommie Copper products. I have nothing but good things to say about my experiences with them. If you like this particular pair, I do have a giveaway running (made that big font, so you wouldn't miss that giveaway!) for them on the blog (men's or women's, 2 winners!). It ends in two days though (3/31), so hurry over to enter

You can learn more about Tommie Copper by visiting their website. You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Dollar General to Offer Customers Unprecedented Seven Days of Savings!




My mom shops at Dollar General. In fact, on a visit I had with her not too long ago, we made a pit stop there on our way home from going out to eat. To her, and to me too, it doesn't make sense to buy the exact same items we can get there, at any other store, because the prices every where else are so much higher.

Whatever you're looking for, that you need for in or around the house, you're bound to find it at DG. If you haven't been in lately, I suggest heading over as soon as you can. The savings going on this week are phenomenal and the savings you'll get, on top of already low prices, will make it definitely worth the trip.

Check out all the great ways to save below, and let me know...
do you shop at Dollar General too?




Savings are springing up in every aisle this week at Dollar General!  From digital coupons and instant savings to weekly specials, Wow! Wednesday offers and a three-day sale, customers can save even more on items throughout the store between Sunday, March 27 and Saturday, April 2, 2016.

“Dollar General stores throughout the country will be springing into savings [this] week as we look to provide our customers with even more value for their dollar, complete with deeper discounts available through DG Digital Coupons ” said Jim Thorpe, Dollar General’s executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. “Customers are encouraged to sign up and apply savings to their account in order to take advantage of these seven days of savings.  We made the week particularly exciting with the addition of numerous private brand offerings through the Fast Way to Save™ digital coupon program, too.”

To enroll or upload coupons through Dollar General Digital Coupons, customers may login to their electronic DG Digital Coupon account either through Dollar General’s website at www.dollargeneral.com/coupons, through the DG mobile app for Android and iPhone smartphones or by texting “JOIN” to 34898.*



Exciting offers currently in effect include:

Fast Way to Save™ Digital Coupon Savings
Powered through the Dollar General Digital Coupon platform, the Fast Way to Save™ program provides customers dozens of exclusive savings only available as DG Digital Coupons. Now through April 16, 2016, customers may download Fast Way to Save™ special offers through the Dollar General Digital Coupon platform.  Offers include exclusive coupons on select Dollar General private brand items, which carry a 100-percent satisfaction guarantee, as well as Mountain Dew®, Pampers®, Downy®, Doritos® and more. All digital coupons may be redeemed only one time through April 16.

Wow! Wednesday Offers
On select Wednesdays this spring, Dollar General will offer customers a special one-time-use opportunity to save on a specific product in stores.  Wow! offers are available for download onto customers’ Dollar General Digital Coupon account exclusively on that particular Wednesday, but may be redeemed through the following Friday.  This exclusive Digital Coupon offers are sure to wow customers!
Offers that go into effect on Sunday, March 27 include:

Three Day Sale
From March 31 to April 2, Dollar General is offering a special three-day sale with savings galore including:
·        Pepsi® or Mountain Dew® six-pack bottles (eight-pack bottles where available) in assorted varieties: 4 for $10
·        Wisk® Deep Clean Laundry Detergent (45.4 oz.): $2.95
·        DG Home™ trash bags in assorted counts and sizes (excludes mega and value packs): Buy one, get a second 50 percent off
·        Clover Valley® cereal in assorted varieties of 11.5 – 20 oz.: 2 for $3
·        Swiffer® Sweeper® refills wet cloth with Gain® 24 count: $6.50



Instant Savings
·        Save $5 instantly with a $15 or more purchase of brands including Scrubbing Bubbles®, Windex®, Pledge®, Glade®, Cottonelle® and Scott®.  Sale items with these brands include:
o   Scrubbing Bubbles® Aerosol 22 oz. or Foaming with Bleach Trigger or Multi Surface Disinfectant Spray 32 oz. or Windex® Cleaner 26 oz. in assorted varieties: $3 each
o   Cottonelle® bath tissue in 12 Big rolls in assorted varieties or Scott® paper towels in 6 Mega rolls: $4.95
o   Glade® candle 3.4 oz or Wax Melts 6 count or Plugins® scented oil refills in one count in assorted scents: $2.75 each
o   Pledge® Lemon clean furniture spray or multi surface antibacterial cleaner citrus scent in 9.7 oz: $4

·        Save $2 instantly with an $8 or more purchase on any Suave® products. Sale Suave® items include:
o   Suave® styling products in three to 11 oz, Shampoo or conditioner in 12-28 oz containers (excludes Keratin and Moroccan 28 oz products), Kids two in one shampoo plus conditioner in 22.5 oz or 18 oz body lotion in assorted varieties: $3 each
o   Suave® invisible solid deodorant TWIN PACK 2-2.6 oz each in assorted varieties: $2.75 each
o   Suave® body wash in 12-18 oz in assorted varieties: $2 each (18 oz BONUS size available while supplies last)


Weekly Specials
·        Save $5 on your next purchase when you spend $15 or more on brands including Gain®, Tide®, Era®, Dreft®, Febreeze®, Downy®, Cascade®, Dawn® or Charmin®. Sale items with these brands include:
o   Gain® liquid laundry detergent in 24-32 load/50oz or Powder 40 load sizes in assorted scents: $4.95
§  Save an additional $2 with DG Digital Coupons.
o   Febreeze® Small Spaces 1 count, Car 1 count, Wax Melts 6 count or Air Effects 9.7 oz in assorted scents (excludes Febreeze® Air Effects Heavy Duty): $2.95
§  Save an additional $3 will you buy two with DG Digital Coupons.
o   Dawn® ultra dish liquid 56 oz in assorted scents OR Cascade® Action Pacs Citrus 28 count, Clorox® Lemon 23 count, Complete® 22 count or Platinum 17 count: $5.95
§  Save an additional $1 with DG Digital Coupons.
o   Era® liquid laundry detergent 96 load/150 oz or Tide® 36-48 load/69-75 oz or Powder 47 load/66 oz: $8.95
o   Charmin® Basic® bath tissue 20 double rolls or Ultra Strong® eight Mega rolls: $8.95
·        Coca-Cola® Diet Coke® or Sprite® two liter products: Buy two, get one free. Must purchase three to get the discounted price. CA CRV or deposit where applicable.
·        Edy’s® Grand Ice Cream 48 oz or Tombstone® original pizza 12 inch in assorted varieties: $3
o   Save an additional $1 when you buy 2 Tombstone pizzas with DG Digital Coupons.
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