Aug
27

Give the Teachers A Back To School Gift from CVS {Giveaway}

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This post is Sponsored by CVS/Pharmacy but my opinions are 100% my own!

My kids are off to school today!  It seems so early this year since it’s not even September.  I remember when I was a kid we always went back to school after Labor Day.  That doesn’t happen anymore.  But we are all ready.  I love having my girls home in the summer and we have a lot of fun and tons of family time.  But their school schedule is the one they are used to since they are in school 9 months out of the year, so after a couple of months off, we are all ready to go back to school.

And thankfully, my girls LOVE learning and they really love their school – as do I!  We moved into this neighborhood 3 summers ago so this is our 3rd year here.   I had no idea what a great school (and neighborhood) we were moving into.  We certainly lucked out.

We love our teachers and being part of the PTA, I get to do a lot of things for the teachers, the students and the families.  And I love doing it.   I’m very fortunate to have the time to give to the school.  The girls love that I am part of the PTA just as much as I do.  They love that I’m there a lot and in the know!  LOL

As the summer was coming to an end, the PTA president and I were talking about giving the teachers a “Welcome Back Gift” and also a “Survival Gift” with things that could help them in the beginning of the school year.    It was our way of showing them how much we appreciate and love them!

Earlier in the year, CVS helped us show our teachers how much we appreciated them with some fun goodies for them.  So when we were putting together these teacher gifts, I asked CVS if they could help us again and the were so excited to be a part of it!

Then sent us an assortment of Gold Emblem Abound products to include in the Survival Kits! Gold Emblem Abound is a line of snacks that are free from all artificial flavors and preservatives. Products range from trail mixes and granola bars to popcorn, fruit snacks and rice crisps. These are perfect to give the teachers some energy in the middle of the day, to get through the rest of the day!

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So when our teachers walked in this morning, each of them found a jar on their desk filled with Gold Emblem Abound gifts and other helpful items!  I’m sure they will love them.

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(1) Koupon Karen reader will win some Gold Emblem Abound goodies for their favorite teacher!

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Aug
26

Eleanor’s Secret DVD

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This post is Sponsored by Cinedigm but my opinions are 100% my own!

Eleanor’s Secret is a beautifully designed, rollicking adventure in which a boy’s new found ability to read not only sets his imagination free, but saves the day! Follow Nat’s adventure in a magic library with the help of classic characters and stories that come alive including: Cinderella, The Jungle Book, Puss in Boots, Little Red Riding Hood, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Pinocchio, Jack and the Beanstalk, Tom Thumb and more!

About Eleanor’s Secret

ELEANOR’S SECRET is a magical adventure for the entire family! In a dusty old attic Nat discovers a magical library where famous storybook characters come to life.  He makes friends with the fairytale stars from Alice in Wonderland, The Jungle Book, Pinocchio, Puss in Boots, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and more.  But Nat soon learns that his fairytale friends are in danger and the only way to save them is for Nat to learn to read an ancient spell that will keep the characters alive for future generations of children.

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Aug
25

Around The Block DVD with Christina Ricci

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From Australian writer/director Sarah Spillane, AROUND THE BLOCK was an Official Selection at the Toronto International Film Festival 2013 and was also featured at the Beijing International Film Festival and the Newport Beach International Film Festival in April 2014, where Sarah Spillane received honors for Outstanding Achievement in Directing. Spillane also won an Australian Directors Guild Award for her screenplay of Around the Block before filming even began. Starring Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee Christina Ricci, AROUND THE BLOCK is an inspirational drama that explores themes about breaking cycles and building dreams.

About Around The Block

American drama teacher Dino Chalmers (Christina Ricci) moves to Sydney’s Redfern district to be with her fiancé and is hired by the local school in what may be the school’s final term. Dino’s passion for Shakespeare drives her vision of producing a school play as part of the Indigenous cultural program, and finds that 16-year-old Aborigine Liam (Hunter Page-Lochard) has a natural gift for performance. But there is a shadow over Liam’s life, with his father in jail and his older brother determined to avenge the death of his uncle. With Dino’s encouragement as she faces tough choices in her own life, Liam confronts his past and eventually takes control of his future.

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Aug
25

Savers is the Ultimate Back-To-School Shopping Destination

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This post is Sponsored by Saver’s Thrift Store but my opinions are 100% my own!

Back to School clothes shopping can become quit expensive, especially if you have more than one child to buy for.  They grow so much when they are little, that you have to buy them new clothes.  At least my girls do!

Savers is the Ultimate Back-To-School Shopping Destination

We shop at Savers all the time for books.  They have an awesome selection and an even better price.  So when Savers asked me to do some Back To School shopping for the girls, I was all in.  They sent me a gift certificate and asked me to share what we found.  I have to tell you, I had such a great time shopping.   It took me a little while because I looked at every single piece on the rack, but I think I did pretty good.

The girls had so much fun putting on a fashion show for us.  And they love posing.  My little models.

I got 13 items for $51.  A few of them were brand new with tags on them.  Some of the brands were MUDD, Old Navy and The Children’s Place.   So they are all set for now since the weather around here is still warm.  Once it cools off, I’m going to go back and get a few more things for the warmer weather.   The store I shopped at didn’t have a big selection of warmer clothes.  I’m sure they will soon.

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Savers operates more than 330 locations in Canada, the U.S. and Australia.  Their stocks are ever-changing with a  selection of about 100,000 items on the sales floor, and up to 10,000 fresh pieces are added daily, so you’re bound to find something that suits your personal style.   Savers’ department-store-like layout redefines the thrift shopping experience with wide aisles and clean and tidy racks with merchandise organized by department, style and size.

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It really is very easy to find the sizes and items you are looking for.  Each rack is clearly labeled with the type of clothing (pants, shorts, short sleeve, dresses etc) and the sizes are all together.

Savers’ recently did a shopping survey and the results were pretty interesting.  The survey found that 52% of parents surveyed feel that back-to-school shopping is more expensive than last year.   Prices are going up everywhere so that doesn’t surprise me at all.  However, 47% of parents spent more money than they wanted to on back-to-school shopping last year.  That also doesn’t surprise me because we always go over budget with stuff like this too.  It’s not that we want to, but it’s so hard to avoid it.  And 44% of parents feel that they didn’t save as much as much money on back-to-school as they could have last year.

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Savers can help you stay within your budget.  But I find I can’t do all the shopping in one trip.  I have to go back a few times.  But that’s because of their ever changing stock.

And for Back to School everyone wants to look like a million bucks, but how does a savvy shopper do that without spending a million- or even a hundred? Shop thrift! Savers is the ultimate back-to-school shopping destination for anyone on a budget (or those who just want to stretch their dollar even further).  99.5% of their items are $9.99 and below and 98.5% of their items are $7.99 and below in Kids.

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It’s easy to stretch your back-to-school budget even further when shopping by bringing in a bag of clothes to donate at Savers, as stores will generally offer some sort of discount or incentive.

Disclosure: I received a Free product for review. My opinions are 100% mine.

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Aug
25

See the Song List on Kidz Bop 26 {Giveaway}

 

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This post is Sponsored by Kidz Bop but my opinions are 100% my own!

Did you know that Kidz Bop 26 is in stores now?  If you have a tween or perhaps even younger child,  then you are probably familiar with Kidz Bop. Yeah, I fall into that category.  My girls are HUGE Kidz Bop fans and have been for a while.  And I’ll admit, I am too.  I actually like some of the Kidz Bop versions better than the original because some of them are ‘cleaner’ and more appropriate for little ears.   As a mom, I like that!

Anytime we are in the car and the girls are with me (or even just one of them), you can probably find Kidz Bop playing.  It’s either a CD or on Sirius radio which has a Kidz Bop channel!  Yes, they totally do.

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Whenever a new Kidz Bop CD is announced, they ask me pretty much every day if I got it yet.   They aren’t very patient.  So when Kidz Bop 26 was announced and their heard that Let It Go was going to be on it, they seriously started counting down the days for it to be released.  You see, having the FROZEN CD with Let It Go on it wasn’t good enough.  They needed the Kidz Bop version too.

About Kidz Bop 26

KIDZ BOP is the #1 music brand for kids, featuring today’s biggest hits “sung by kids for kids.” Over 14 million KIDZ BOP albums have sold, since the family-friendly audio collection debuted in 2001. KIDZ BOP connects with kids and families through its best-selling music, popular KIDZ BOP Radio channel on SiriusXM, TV commercials, consumer products, and live tours. KIDZ BOP has been named Billboard Magazine’s “#1 Kids’ Artist” for four consecutive years, and has had 19 Billboard Top 10 debuts.

So what songs can you find on Kidz Bop 26 besides Let It Go?

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  1. Happy
  2. Timber
  3. Dark Horse
  4. Story Of My Life
  5. Pompeii
  6. Sing
  7. Counting Stars
  8. Team
  9. Best Day Of My Life
  10. All Of Me
  11. Not A Bad Thing
  12. Ain’t It Fun
  13. The Man
  14. Say Something
  15. Let It go

Were the girls disappointed in Kidz Bop 26?  Not with the music.  They loved it and they were very happy with the way they sang Let It Go.   They gave it a thumbs up.  However, they were disappointed in how few songs were on this CD.  They were really hoping for more than 15 songs.  Umm I think 15 is good.

This is a great another great CD put out by the kids of Kidz Bop and we loved it.  It’s a great mix of songs that my girls love to sing and dance to.  And I do too!

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