Oct
28

Care Bears: Belly Badge Rock DVD {Giveaway}

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This post is Sponsored by Lionsgate Home Entertainment but my opinions are 100% my own!

Get ready to rock when the Care Bears™ turn up the volume and celebrate the fun of friendship and caring in Care Bears: Belly Badge Rock arriving on DVD (plus Digital), Digital HD and Video on Demand October 28 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. This rockin’ DVD includes a quartet of stories about the harmony of friendship from the new CGI-animated series, “Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot,” currently airing on The Hub.

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Care Bears: Belly Badge Rock DVD

It’s all music and cheer until Harmony Bear™ loses her voice before the big show, and Kaylee, a Care-a-Lot visitor, stops playing her instrument because of a bully. Perhaps a bit of Care Bears courage will save the day? Then, when Funshine Bear™ and Grumpy Bear™ realize they have a wild child on the loose, and Wonderheart Bear™ tells a few little lies, the bears discover how important it is to have good manners and always tell the truth!

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Episodes:

  • Show of Shyness
  • Bully Exposed
  • Over-Bearing
  • Untruths and Consequences

You can print out this fun activity sheet for the kids!

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In conjunction with the re-launch of the Care Bears plush toys, sing along with the characters we all know and love with Care Bears: Belly Badge Rock, available on DVD for the suggested retail price of $14.98.

Care Bears Belly Badge Rock

(1) Koupon Karen reader will win a copy of Care Bears: Belly Badge Rock DVD.

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Oct
27

FabKids October Picks – Cute Fall and Holiday Dresses

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

My girls love to wear dresses.  Even in the winter when it’s cold in New England.  So we usually pair them with leggings to keep their legs warm.  Sometimes they’ll put on a pair of yoga pants under a dress and try to get away with it but I don’t let them.  They clearly don’t look in the mirror before leaving their bedrooms!

FabKids is one of my favorite places to get cute and stylish dresses for my girls.  They have more than dresses, but I’m drawn to them.  Each month, FabKids introduces new styles to their adorable selection.   I honestly get excited when I see an email with a new look book.

FabKids October Picks – Cute Fall and Holiday Dresses

For the October picks, I let the girls pick what they wanted and they knew exactly what they wanted the minute they saw the look book.

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When my daughter picked out this Python Skater Dress I wasn’t too sure of it.  It’s one of those dresses you really have to see on to like.  And when she put it on, I loved it!!

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She had fun posing in her dress and she loved it as well.  Not sure why my pictures are fuzzy.  It was a bit overcast the day I took these pictures so perhaps I should have used the flash.

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She had to check the ‘twirlability’ of the dress and it passed with flying colors!  I love the black leggings and as I mention every month, their leggings are so soft and the girls LOVE to wear them.

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My older daughter picked out this beautiful black Faux Leather Tutu Dress along with purple leggings.  She didn’t think she’d like the purple leggings once she received them, but I think it’s a great color combination!

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She likes to pose for me as well and always has fun when trying on new clothes.  Especially the FabKids dresses we get.

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The skirt on this dress is absolutely beautiful and I think this would be a perfect holiday dress.   We can change out the color of the leggings since we have so many colors now from FabKids and really change the look of this.

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And yes, we did check the “Twirlability” of this dress as well and it also passed with flying colors.  I’m glad my girls actually enjoy dressing up because I love when they do.

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My husband would be happy if they wore sneakers and jeans all the time, but I like dresses.

FabKids also has great options for boys every single month so be sure to check them out!   The holidays are coming, make sure you get the kids something cute to wear!

About FabKids

FabKids is JustFab’s newest fashion club, started by a team of parents including mom and actress Christina Applegate.  FabKids is a convenient way for busy parents to shop. It’s an outfit club — so parents get monthly selections of super affordable, high-quality fashions personalized for their kids.  Every outfit includes 2 pieces for just $29.95– so you can get a fabulous dress, paired with leggings OR a top and a bottom, etc.  FabKids is currently available in sizes 2-12 and All FabKids outfits ship free on all orders over $49.  You have until the 5th of every month to “skip the month” or you will be charged $29.95 on the 6th of the month, which will give you one credit to use on the website. One credit gets you an entire 2-piece outfit!   Outfits come in adorable pink boxes for girls and awesome blue packages for boys!

Shop FabKids for Fashionable Clothes

Check out FabKids today.  You’ll get a 2 piece outfit for only $29.95!

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

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Oct
27

Yankee Candle Scenterpiece and Easy MeltCups Review {Giveaway}

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

The Yankee Candle Company, Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of premium scented candles, recently unveiled Scenterpiece, the newest innovation in the wax melt category. Scenterpiece simplifies flameless home fragrancing into one easy process, allowing customers to enjoy and quickly swap out their favorite fragrances without the cooling, scraping or pouring involved with traditional tart warmers.

 

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Plus they have a great selection of scents for the upcoming Fall season!

Apple Cider
Apple Pumpkin
Autumn Wreath™
Bay Leaf Wreath
Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Wreath
Salted Caramel
Silver Birch
Spiced Pumpkin
Cranberry Chutney
Kitchen Spice
Autumn Leaves™
Buttercream®
Farmers Market™
Harvest®
November Rain™
Pumpkin Buttercream

I absolutely LOVE the Scenterpiece with the Easy Meltcups.  Not only is it very pretty and will look nice in my house, but it’s a safe way of having the beautiful scents of Yankee Candle that I love, in my home.  With the kids, I always worry about lighting a candle so this is perfect!

SCENTERPIECE – “Change your scent in seconds”
Price: $4.99 MSRP – Scenterpiece Easy MeltCups; $19.99 – $24.99 MSRP – Scenterpiece Warmers; $29.99 MSRP – Scenterpiece Deluxe Warmer

To learn more about Yankee Candle’s new Scenterpiece collection, visit

Yankee Candle Giveaway

(1) Koupon Karen reader will win a Scenterpiece Warmer and two Easy MeltCups in fall fragrances.

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Oct
24

General Mills Monster Cereals in Special Throwback Packaging #RetroMonsterCereal

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Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op. My opinions are 100% my own!  #PlatefullCoOp #RetroMonsterCereal

Halloween time brings about many things – pumpkins, skeletins, ghosts and Monster cereals!  If you’ve walked through a Target store recently, I’m sure you’ve seen Count Chocula, Boo Berry and Franken Berry cereals.   But not only are they on shelves now, but you’ll also find them in their retro packaging and they’ve brought Monsters snack items for you to enjoy as well.  Try Count Chocula Treats, Boo Berry Fruit Roll-Ups and Franken Berry Fruit Roll-Ups in special retro packaging – also found exclusively at Target.

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But they are for more than just breakfast.  You can enjoy these yummy cereals straight up at snack time… like my kids like to do….

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Or you can try combining melted marshmallow with your favorite Mosters cereal to create your own ghoulishly tasty treats.

Are you looking for an instant Halloween costume! Monsters cereals in special throwback packaging, which is only available at Target, include a cutout mask for quick dress-ups.

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Monsters snacks are also perfect as Halloween party munchies and for rewarding trick-or-treaters.

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These won’t be around for very long and Halloween will be here before we know it so head to Target to get these before they are gone.

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

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Oct
23

Stop by Savers for Halloween Decorations and Costumes

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

My girls start talking about Halloween months before it arrives.  They usually change their minds a few times about what they want to be, but this year they both knew right away what they wanted to be for Halloween.    82% of those who usually dress up plan ahead for their costumes and don’t just put something together that day—on average, these folks start preparing their costumes 75 days ahead of time. That’s more than two months!

My oldest who is in 4th grade wants to be a nerd (not sure why, but I’ll go with it) and my youngest who is in 2nd grade, wants to be Elsa, of course!

I have a feeling we are going to have a neighborhood full of Elsa’s and Anna’s!

Speaking of the neighborhood, Halloween seems to be a big thing in my neighborhood.   Between Halloween and Fall Decorations (which I just scoop all into one) there are probably as many houses decorated for this holiday, as there are for the Christmas holiday.   So this year I decided to do a little decorating myself.

I like to check out the deals at Savers and the last time I was there, I saw them setting up a HUGE section with all Halloween stuff.  I mean there was a lot going up so I was excited to head back there and see what they had.

Below are some facts from Savers about Halloween:

  • Halloween is one of the most popular and lighthearted holidays of the year, and people are really looking forward to celebrating with friends and family and escaping from the stresses of day-to-day life.
  • According to the annual Savers Halloween Survey, nearly half of adults in America plan to dress up this year and almost 90 percent of parents will dress up their children up for Halloween, so it’s fun for the whole family!
  • What’s great about Savers is that people can find a range of options and don’t need to spend a fortune to have a memorable Halloween. Savers offers a wide selection of costumes for the whole family and for every budget, ranging from licensed movie characters to complete head-to-toe looks for under $20, with new Halloween accessories starting at just $1.99.
  • To help shoppers narrow in on their perfect costume to show off, Savers also has  specially trained Costume Consultants standing by to get the creative juices flowing. Whether building unique looks from scratch, or enhancing brand new, prepackaged costumes with unique accessories, Savers is  completely focused on helping people find exactly what they need.
  • And to provide further inspiration, Savers hosts free “Halloween Costume Catwalk” fashion shows at 3 p.m. every Thursday in October. Set to festive Halloween-themed music, Savers showcases the season’s hottest costume looks while providing useful Halloween shopping tips.
  • After Halloween, a great way to keep your closet clear of clutter, help local charities and reduce waste is to donate your costume back to Savers. What goes around, comes around!

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What they had was rows and rows and rows of stuff.  Like crazy Halloween central type stuff.  There was one wall full of wigs.  Wigs of all kinds as you can see from the image.  My little one needed a blonde wig for her costume,  I was going to get her an adult one but then as I looked more, I saw they had princess wigs too (of course!).

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I know this wig isn’t for Elsa, but we are going to be creative and turn it into an Elsa wig.

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Speaking of Princesses, they had a huge section of princess dresses for the girls.  I mean look at this picture!  There were all there, and then some.  Plus there was a section of princess dresses for the mom’s too!  This year, runaway Disney hit “Frozen” is the movie that Americans think will drive the most Halloween costumes, closely followed by “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past”.

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Looking for a clown costume?  Yeah they have it all for you as well from wigs, to big hands to big ties and suspenders.  You name it they have it.  Honestly I never realized how much stuff you could use to put together a clown costume.  It’s crazy!

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Another big section was for Goth costumes.   Now this stuff is all brand new, it’s not pre-owned, but yet at GREAT prices.

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Looking for a Pirate costume?  They had a huge section just dedicated to pirates.  Swords of all sizes and costumes for boys, girls, women and men.  Again these are all priced GREAT.  88% of parents report that their children generally dress up in costumes for Halloween and 18% of parents report that their children’s costumes are typically influenced by movies in some way.

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And we can’t forget the pets.  They even had a section with pet costumes.  I really wanted to get one for our dog but my husband really didn’t want me to put a silly costume on him.  So he won this year, but next year I’m going to do it.

Now these are all brand new costumes and accessories, but they also have pre-owned ones that are priced even better.   41% of Americans typically combine new packaged and second-hand items to create their costume—14% are even willing to make their own costume by hand! What’s more, 35% agree that second-hand or thrift stores are a great place to get inspired about their costumes.

If you are looking for decorations as well, then you’ll also find a great selection of decorations in the pre-owned section and the new section.  I picked up a bunch of dead people to hang from my porch where I had dead flowers (I’m really bad at keeping up with watering them).

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So as my friend said, I replaced the dead flowers with dead people!  I love how they look and the kids love them too.  And they were only $3.99 each!

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They are super cute and at that price, I’m okay if they don’t make it to the next season.

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They look really cool blowing in the wind!

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I also found some cute decorations in the pre-owned section.  This adorable Happy Halloween slate and the Boo slate were both in perfect condition and were like brand new!

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My local Savers had an end cap full of decorations for fall and Halloween which were all pre-owned.  That’s where I found those two slate hangings.  Lots of cute stuff and this probably changes daily.

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I had to grab a bowl for all that candy we will be handing out.  I didn’t have a bowl specifically for this but now I do.  My store had a couple of different designs and they were all brand new for only $3.99 each! Not bad!

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Of course now I have the candy in the bowl since I wanted to get a picture of it which means it’ll all be gone by Halloween!

And I couldn’t resist this cute pumpkin that I can put in the middle of my table with some candy inside.  It had a small chip in the paint but a black marker will fix that!

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It looks really cute on my kitchen table!

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Facebook: Savers
Twitter: @SaversVVillage
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