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Baby Proofing Your Life – brought to you by Huggies

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of HUGGIES for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Now that your babies are up and moving, you have to be more aware of them. We know we have all had that moment where you put the baby down and before you can blink she is attempting to climb up a shelving unit.

Share your baby proofing story. From silly, to scary, to well the “how did you get into that?” There is always something we didn’t factor in.

I was trying to think of an baby-proofing lessons I had to learn the hard way but we baby proofed pretty well.  Door knob covers, outlet covers, cabinet latches.  We don’t have a stair case so we didn’t need a gate or anything like that.

I do remember one time when my son, about 18 months old at the time, was watching me put groceries away.  I had bought some cookies or something and he wanted one so I gave him one and set the package on the kitchen island while I put the rest of the groceries away.  I turned around for a moment and when I turned back, he had pushed a box of HUGGIES® Snug & Dry Diapers that I hadn’t put away yet over to the kitchen island (from the other side of the room!) and climbed up on it to get another cookie!

So I guess there’s always something we didn’t think of!  I learned not to leave boxes of diapers sitting around even for a moment!  (Although I was super impressed that his little mind came up with that plan!)

Luckily, we have HUGGIES® products to help keep our active babies happy and dry.  Get your HUGGIES® Little Movers or Snug & Dry Bonus Packs Diapers and HUGGIES® Triple Clean* Wipes – available at Walmart
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Spot Easy Savings at The Parking Spot when you travel

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Parking Spot for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Are you flying out on vacation any time soon?  Save on your longterm parking by choosing to park at the Parking Spot!

Save 15% OFF PARKING at The Parking Spot.  This is a limited time promotion available nationwide (at select locations – only excluding Newark and Orlando).  Now through Labor Day, choose one of Parking Spot’s 22 locations and save money and find out why they are the leading near-airport parking company in the nation!

The Parking Spot provides full service parking. When you reserve a space with The Parking Spot, you can expect more than cheap airport parking. You’re getting a superior airport parking experience. The lots are spacious, fully-fenced, well lit, and open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. They offer friendly shuttles every five to seven minutes, luggage assistance, complimentary newspaper & chilled bottled water. Plus, you can earn free parking with The Spot Club if you travel often!

The Parking Spot delivers amenities that make near-airport parking more enjoyable:

•Friendly shuttles every 5-7 minutes
•Covered, open-air and valet parking available (select locations)
•Always open
•Fast and easy check-in & check-out
•Well lit and fully-fenced
•Luggage assistance available
•Complimentary chilled water
•Complimentary USA Today until 9am, Monday-Friday
•Airport parking reservations available
•Car care services are even available in some markets including car washes and oil changes!  Imagine coming home after a long trip to a fully serviced and clean car!

Spot Easy Savings at The Parking Spot!  Hurry – 15% off offer ends Labor Day!

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Delivery Man Vince Vaughn Promo

Exclusive First Look at Delivery Man Trailer

Delivery Man Vince Vaughn PromoI am very excited to bring you an exclusive first look at the new Delivery Man trailer which hits theaters on November 22.

In this film, Vince Vaughn plays an affable underachiever looking for his purpose in life. But his life changes when he finds out he’s fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them want to meet their biological father.

Delivery Man stars Vince Vaughn, Cobie Smulder, and Chris Pratt and will be in theaters November 22, 2013. And just so you know, this movie is for adults and not small children. :-) It’s rated PG-13 for mature themes.

Without further ado.. here is your exclusive first look at Delivery Man!

Disclosure: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures asked me to post about this promotion. I received no compensation for this post. Any expressed opinion is completely my own. View my official disclosure policy.


Simply Right Infant Formula Has New Mom-Friendly Packaging

This post brought to you by Simply Right Infant Formula. All opinions are 100% mine.

Simply Right infant formula provides your baby with balanced nutrition, an essential and crucial part of the growth and development of your baby. This is something that is important to every mother. Simply Right infant formula is FDA approved and contains DHA and ARA which has been shown to support brain and eye development.

Simply Right Infant Formula, available at Sam's Club, has the same trusted formula and the same great savings but now comes in a new mom friendly package making bottle prep so much easier.

Take a closer look by visiting the Sam’s Club website. See how much you can save by purchasing Simply Right infant formula — and it is the same quality as national brand infant formula, like Similac and Enfamil — for less! There's a cool little calculator right on their website!

Check out the video below to see what's new with Simply Right infant formula and why you should consider making the switch. As a money saving mom, I can appreciate the value of Simply Right infant formula and the functionality of the new packaging.

For all the moms out there, what is your favorite memory of motherhood so far? My favorite is each birthday, and every milestone. They are all just so special to me!

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Donate Recyclebank Points to the Green Schools Program

recyclebankSchool is where a child’s curiosity about the world is nurtured. By awarding grants for green projects, the Recyclebank Green Schools Program in partnership with Domtar EarthChoice® empowers students to come up with big ideas that will benefit their schools, their communities and the world around them.

When you give your points to participating schools, they get the money they need to fund their environmental projects. Read more about the schools and the projects they want to fund, then donate your points to help bring their green ideas to life!

Schools can win grants up to $2,500 and YOUR Recyclebank Points can help make it happen. Just login or register for Recyclebank to view projects and donate now!


Reduce Pet Stress with Comfort Zone® Products

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Comfort Zone® products for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Did you know that pets can get stressed when their environment changes? It's true! And it happens most often during the holiday season when you have lots of family gatherings or unfamiliar guests in and out of your home. Even something as small as a change in their meal times or general schedule can cause stress for your pet. Your pet can also get stressed from holiday travel, whether it be in a car or an airplane. All of this change causes stress for your pet and triggers pets to misbehave. Comfort Zone® products help reduce stress-related behavior in dogs by mimicking their natural pheromones that help them feel calm and comfortable in their environment.

Comfort Zone® products are effective at reducing stress-related chewing and barking in dogs. Comfort Zone® with D.A.P.® (Dog Appeasing Pheromone) products for dogs helps control excessive barking, destructive digging, chewing, and house soiling. It also helps manage stress-related behavior in dogs caused by thunderstorms, loud noises like fireworks, adjusting to a new environment, transitions, being left alone or traveling. Comfort Zone® with D.A.P.® products can also help to manage nighttime whining during puppy transition from the shelter/breeder to a new home.

It is recommended to allow 90 days to see the full effect. Follow the instructions in the product insert for detailed usage. As always, if your pet has a medical issue, consult with your veterinarian before use.

To find out more, you can visit Comfort Zone® products on Facebook. Comfort Zone® products are available at pet specialty stores including PetSmart and Petco as well as independent pet stores and online. And don't forget to print out this $10 off coupon for Comfort Zone® with D.A.P.® to save some money on your purchase!

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Win Your Way – New Sweepstakes Daily from ShopYourWay!


Have you heard of’s new Win Your Way portal? Yeah, me either — until today! Win Your Way offers a TON of new sweepstakes every single day and they’re so super easy to enter. Just visit and click the arrow to display the drop down menu. From there, just click “sweepstakes” and you’ll see a listing of all the opportunities to win fun prizes from Win Your Way like ShopYourWay Rewards points, trips to locations around the country, jewelry, clothing, appliances, tools, and gadgets.

win-your-way-sweepstakesEach sweepstakes has its own requirements to enter. For example, on the “Reap the Rewards” opportunity (where you can win a VIP trip to Los Angeles), all you have to do is follow the “Audience Rewards” brand page to be entered – easy! On the “Wall To Wall” opportunity (where you can win 30,000 ShopYourWay points), all you have to do is share your favorite Win Your Way sweepstakes with friends on Facebook. Two sweepstakes, two awesome prizes, and it’s insanely easy to enter both! And one of my favorite things about Win Your Way is that you can see how many people have entered to increase your odds of winning. :)

Head on over to’s new Win Your Way portal (remember, look for the “sweepstakes” link) for your chance to win some great prizes! No purchase necessary. See for details.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post with, I am a Win Your Way blogger, though all opinions are my own.


Ice Age Ice Palace Now Open for the Holidays

This holiday season, you’re in for some cool family fun when you visit a Taubman shopping center. Step inside the spectacular holiday Ice Age Ice Palace and enjoy footage from the biggest family holiday release, Ice Age: Continental Drift, debuting on Blu-ray and DVD December 11th.


The Ice Age Ice Palace displays at Taubman shopping centers are now open and feature a 30-foot ice dome with falling snow, a light show and, new this year, the beloved prehistoric herd from Ice Age: Continental Drift. Interactive globes will showcase Scrat on his endless mission to catch his precious acorn, while the whole Ice Age herd is adrift on an iceberg in pirate waters. Families can measure their prehistoric heights against Sid and Diego, go paw-to-paw with the herd and track down Scrat’s missing acorns throughout the palace. The high-seas adventure culminates with a visit to Santa and a special Ice Age gift, along with the exclusive option to pre-order Ice Age: Continental Drift.

Participating Ice Age Ice Palace Taubman shopping centers include:

  • Beverly Center (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Cherry Creek (Denver, CO)
  • Dolphin Mall (Miami, FL)
  • Fairlane Town Center (Dearborn, MI)
  • Fair Oaks (Fairfax, VA)
  • Great Lakes Crossing Outlets (Auburn Hills, MI)
  • International Plaza (Tampa, FL)
  • MacArthur Center (Norfolk, VA)
  • Northlake Mall (Charlotte, NC)
  • The Mall at Short Hills (Short Hills, NJ)
  • Sunvalley (Concord, CA)
  • Twelve Oaks (Novi, MI)
  • The Mall at Wellington Green (Palm Beach, FL)
  • Westfarms (Farmington, CT)
  • The Shops at Willow Bend (Plano, TV)
  • Woodfield Mall (Chicago, IL)

Disclosure: Think Jam, on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, asked me to post about this promotion. I received no compensation for this post. Any expressed opinion is completely my own. View my official disclosure policy.


Superpoints: Click the SuperLucky Button, Get Points, Earn Gift Cards

SuperpointsYep. It really is that easy. You click a crazy retro-looking button, win points, and redeem those points for gift cards. Oh, and you check your email once per day for bonus points. Easy! The catch? Well.. there isn’t one. Really!

Start saving for next year’s holiday shopping now with Superpoints! Here’s how it works:

  1. Sign up using my invite token. Superpoints is invite-only.
  2. Complete your Superpoints profile to get 30 spins per day.
  3. Invite your friends to earn more points and up to 100 spins per day!
  4. *PERK* If you sign up as my friend, you may post an invite code of your own in the comment section below and on my Facebook page!
  5. Click the SuperLucky Button every day to win points (find it under the “Get Points” menu)!
  6. Watch the videos for bonus points. You can also complete offers and do surveys for more points.
  7. Redeem your points for rewards!

What is easier than clicking a button? Nothing! I hope to do giveaways or charity events with my Superpoints in the future so you can join me in donating if you want. :) Stay tuned!