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Carter’s Baby and Kid Up to 50% Off Sale {Giveaway}

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Carter’s.

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Walking into Carter’s clothing store I always know I’m going to get a great deal on adorable, quality children’s and baby clothing. Whether I have a mailer coupon or a discount from one of my recent visits I typically never pay full price, which is great because it allows me to purchase more items for less money.

Now through March 4, 2014, Carter’s Baby and Kid Up to 50% Off Sale. Clothing items from Carter’s spring collection is up to 50% off in store. Plus, if you print this coupon you get an extra 20% off your in-store purchase of $40 or more.

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Use Carter’s store locator to find a store near you!

The Baby and Kid Up to 50% Off Sale is the perfect time to stock up on great playwear essentials perfect for mixing and matching! Carter’s spring collection features adorable items for babies and young kids, including graphic tees, polos, woven shirts, shorts, cardigans, tunics & leggings, cotton dresses—just in time for spring!

Here are some of our favorite items from their Spring Collection and more savings that we got just for shopping today:

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To get started on your spring wish list, take a look at Carter’s Spring into Pink collection for girls and Little Mate collection for boys. They have some really cute items for boys and girls at great prices you won’t want to miss out on.

To help you with a little bit of shopping, I’m giving one lucky MommyB Knows Best reader a chance to win a $50 Carter’s Gift Card.

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I participated in this program on behalf of Carter’s and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.

Perfect Wedding Couple + Perfect Gifts from Target = Wedded Bliss {Giveaway}

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Target.

Couples – Have you ever watched a tv show or read a book and said to yourself, “yeah we’re totally that couple”?

Some couples know they are the perfect pair and compliment each other so well. While DaddyB and I are not perfect people, I do know that we were meant to be together and our personalities mesh very well.

DaddyB is more laid-back, always thinking positive and sometimes a little bit of a procrastinator, while I’m totally type-a, a little high strung, and am definitely task oriented. It’s a great relationship where we balance one another out.

When couples who are getting married are a good match for one another it’s even easier to get them a gift for their wedding. I personally love shopping at Target, as you already have seen from my social media posts, not to mention that my friends took me there on my birthday celebration {if that tells you how much I like the place}. I don’t just love shopping at Target because I can get Starbucks coffee or that I can save using my Red Card and Cartwheel app and other coupons, but they seriously have everything in their Target Wedding Registry.

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For the beachy couple: Consider buying a beach blanket, picnic basket, and filling it with beautiful plasticware and maybe even a bottle of wine.

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For the movie loving couple: A popcorn machine for their home, and a gift card to the theatre or to purchase movie tickets {yes, Target carries a bunch of different gift cards}.

For technology loving couples: You can never go wrong with an iTunes gift card, and a Panasonic Camera to capture all their moments together as newlyweds.

For the couple who loves to entertain: Think drinking glasses, nice tableware, a nice wine opener or cheese knife. Hopefully they’ll invite you to their next gathering.

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To celebrate weddings and perfect couples that balance each other out, I’m giving one lucky MommyB Knows Best reader a chance to win a $25 Target gift card!!!

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This is a sponsored post in partnership with Target brand. Of course you know I love Target regardless of if I have worked with them and am excited to tell you about their products, services, and host this giveaway. Your opinions may vary.

Food Lion MVP Coupon Hub Save to Win Sweepstakes – Giveaway

Do you ever wish you were one of those amazing coupon clippers you see on tv? You know the extreme couponers whose day job is coupon clipping to save their family a million dollars? I know when I head to the check out lane the thought of switching my career pops into my head but only for a moment.

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I give couponers big props because I know it takes time, commitment, and organization to be a super saver. Thanks to Food Lion’s NEW MVP Coupon Hub you can be a successful saver without having to track down the latest Sunday circular or buying 10 cases of items you don’t need or won’t use personally.

The new MVP Coupon Hub will allow you to load coupons directly to your MVP card via the Food Lion website. This resource will not only help your family save money while shopping for the groceries, save a tree {or seven}, but also save you time.

As a busy working mom, time is one of the most valuable things for me. I need to be very picky about where and who I spend my time on. Saving money is important to me, but if Food Lion can give me that time back that I don’t have to spend searching for the deals when they are delivering them directly to me through my computer, I can use that time to give back to my family, my MVPs. Can you relate??

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To celebrate this new web feature, Food Lion is hosting a “Save to Win” sweepstakes starting today, Wednesday, Feb. 5 through Tuesday, March 4. Food Lion will select 8 winners each week for a $25 Food Lion gift card (to be loaded onto your MVP card). All you have to do is visiting and experiencing the MVP Coupon Hub and clicking on a coupon to load to their MVP card. During the “Save to Win” sweepstakes one grand prize winner will be selected to receive $1,000 loaded onto their MVP card to use for grocery purchases. Sound pretty awesome and easy???

***If you don’t have a Food Lion MVP account yet they’re easy to sign up for. You can sign up in store at the customer service desk before a purchase or sign up online: foodlion.com/Savings but that’s not all!!!

MommyBKnowsBest.com is giving 4 lucky readers a chance to win one of four $25 Food Lion gift cards.

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Action Baby Carrier Guest Review & Giveaway

There are an overwhelming number of baby products on the market. Before I had my first child, I wasn’t sure what I needed and what I (and the baby) could survive without.

I quickly learned many of the “most have items” big baby stores and some well-meaning parents will tell you that you need are not really necessary. But there is one item I wish I had known about sooner than I did – an ergonomic baby carrier.

I’ve used several brands and types of carriers with my children from the time they were infants until now (they are 2 and 4 years old). By far, my favorite has been soft structured carriers (SSC).

My 4-year-old son is not as big of a fan of babywearing as my 2-year-old daughter. She has always loved being worn and she still does. Babywearing has saved my sanity many times, particularly when she was younger as she liked to be held – a lot. By wearing her, I’ve been able to do things I need to do around the house, play with my son, run errands, etc.

There’s a very popular ERGOnomic carrier that has several versions of its SSC (lightweight, organic, etc.) and I’ve owned several of them.

While I love those carriers, as my children get older, taller and heavier, I haven’t found them to be as comfortable for me.

I’m very excited to have found the toddler carrier from Action Baby Carrier, a small, Michigan-based business that hand makes their quality carriers in the U.S.A.

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Their toddler carrier is 3 inches taller in the body than their regular carrier (similar in sizing to most SSCs), the hood is an inch longer and the shoulder webbing is 2 inches smaller (because they are used mostly for back carries and this offers a tighter fit).

As children get bigger, the traditional SSCs don’t go as high on their backs or across their bottoms. I noticed a significant difference in how secure my toddlers (I tested it with both of them in it) seemed to feel in Acton Baby’s toddler carrier. The kids enjoy being in the carrier and seem to be more comfortable in the toddler carrier than a standard SSC.

Although the carrier is larger, it’s not bulky or heavy like some soft structured carriers. It’s actually fairly lightweight and it folds up to a very reasonable size.

The buckles on the carrier are strong and sturdy. The waist band is generous and is more likely to fit a plus size wearer without an extension. The body of the carrier is well-made and it comes in solid colors as well as prints. The company recently introduced four new fun prints, including the popular chevron pattern, elephants and classic cars. Their prints are classy, not “loud” and many of them are gender neutral.

Because of the additional sizing on the toddler vs. standard carrier, the weight of my children (30lbs and 39lbs) definitely felt as if it was distributed more evenly, which is very important to me as I have lower back issues.

Action Baby Carrier’s toddler carrier is designed for children 15-45lbs (their standard carrier is for 8-40lbs).

The only real negative for me with the Action Baby Carrier is that the chest strap was not as comfortable as I would like and it dug into my arm pits a bit. However, I’m hopeful that as I get accustomed to using this brand vs. others, I will learn to adjust the straps to a fit that works best for me.

Overall, Action Baby Carrier’s toddler carrier is wonderfully made in the U.S. and is reasonably priced ($114 – their standard carrier is $98). The additional sizing makes it a more comfortable fit for the toddlers and those who wear them, including men (my husband found this toddler carrier to be more comfortable than standard SSCs).

Action Baby Carrier is giving MommyB Knows Best readers a one time 10% discount limited offer. Enter the code “mbkb8j7fabc” now through February 28th to save on full-price items only. They’re also giving away one of their awesome carriers to one lucky reader!

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Action Baby Carrier provided their toddler carrier for this review, however the opinions expressed are the author’s honest assessment of the product.

Jamie BioAfter a 13 year full-time public relations/writing career, Jamie K. now has the privilege to be home with her 4-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter. Chocolate regularly “calls” her name, she’s forever going on a new “diet” every Monday and she’s always taking on more projects than one human can manage (this description likely fits many of you!). She currently lives in Northern Virginia, her 4th “home” state in 5 years thanks to her officer husband’s Air Force career.

Babies Love Bumbo #bumbocares

When I think about products that are must-haves for parents I think of things like Diaper Genie, Boppy pillows, Pampers diapers, MAM pacifiers, Snack Trap, and Bumbo {to name only a few of my favorites}. Whenever I shop for friends who are expecting a new baby I check to see if they have these things on their list and if so I usually try to buy them because I know they will get plenty of use and are invaluable to parents.

Both of my girls loved their Bumbo seat, we’ve shared with friends over the years, and in fact we even handed it down to another family a couple of years ago.

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While the Bumbo seat is pretty well-known, their BumboCares program is not as famous. Check out this video to learn more about BumboCares and to see how Bumbo is giving back:

Bumbo Cares Program from Bumbo USA on Vimeo.

BumboCares_SocialMedia_ABumbo is committed to child safety so please be sure to use Bumbo on the floor and make sure your child’s seat belt is securely fastened.

Bumbo is great to travel with, easy to clean, and great for babies and toddlers. The Bumbo seat comes in several colors and also has a play tray accessory. If you’ve never heard of Bumbo I suggest you check them out by heading to their website here: BumboUSA.

One lucky MommyBKnowsBest.com reader is going to win a Bumbo seat of their very own!!! Enter to win:

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I received product to perform this review, this is not a paid post. All opinions expressed in this post are my own, honest thoughts. Yours may vary.

Look Younger Hair Tips

This is a sponsored post in partnership with MomTrends, however I’ve been a long-time fan of brand since I was little.
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While I don’t mind telling people my real age and growing older, there are a few things that come with aging that I wish I could turn the clocks back on like increasing wrinkles, and hair changes. As I get older I notice that my hair is more limp, harder to tame the frizzies and of course ever multiplying grey hairs. Thankfully there is hope for rejuvenating hair and I have a few hair tips of my own and some from Pantene for looking younger.

  • Always start any hair style with a clean base, so be sure to use the Pantene Pro-V Age Defy Shampoo and Conditioner regimen in conjunction with the rest of the Age Defy collection for maximum benefits. Using the entire collection together will give you hair that’s soft, touchable and shiny.
  • Find a hairstylist who is older than 3 years old, although they’re super cute, and fun, they definitely cannot make you look younger, it’s a scientific fact.
  • When it comes to looking fresh and young, look for a shorter haircut, {less drying time = less damage} and a hair color that will work to camouflage greys that appear. Select styles that will require the least amount of chemicals to keep your hair hydrated and soft.
  • Don’t go “too young”, but base your hairstyles on your personality. Try to change your hairstyle with the trends but also keep it “timeless”.
  • Soften those fine lines around eyes by wearing a face-framing hair style, be sure to keep your look soft and sweet by ditching the comb and using fingers to create beautiful hair that’s not sleek or slicked back, which will only draw attention to every.single.detail on your face.
  • Find ways to volumize limp or thinning hair. Use Pantene AgeDefy Advanced Thickening Treatment on wet hair before drying and styling to give your hair a lift. Also consider treating yourself to an occasional blow out {like I did!} or use hot rollers to give hair body.
  • Use anti-aging hair products, such as Pantene Pro-V Age Defy and start before you experience major hair changes.

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Pantene and Olay, two of my favorite beauty companies, have joined forces to develop Pantene’s first and and only line of anti-aging hair care products to fight multiple signs of hair aging.

I was able to try the products out for myself and even from the moment I washed the shampoo from my hair I could tell it was cleaner than with my normal shampoo. I also loved the Advanced Thickening Treatment that went on easily and kept my roots volumized. My hair looked moisturized and had lots of body after using Pantene products. Whether you are looking to reduces breakage, prevent split ends, control frizz, control unruly grey hairs, minimizing thin look, lackluster, color and dryness, Pantene’s AgeDefy products work together to give your hair a healthy, young look.

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The Products: Pantene AgeDefy Shampoo, $8.99, Pantene AgeDefy Conditioner, $8.99, Pantene AgeDefy Advanced Thickening Treatment, $18.99, Pantene AgeDefy Rejuvenating Hydration Masque, $12.99

Check out Pantene on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest and follow the hashtag #wantthathair to learn more about their AgeDefy collection and other great products they carry. I love their products and know you will too.

Pantene is giving one MommyBKnowsBest.com reader their Expert Collection (AgeDefy and Advanced+ Keratin Repair)

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Disclaimer: Compensation was provided by Pantene via MomTrends. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Pantene or Momtrends.

Shop maurices and Support the American Cancer Society

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Are you a conscientious shopper? Are you mindful of where your money is going and do you seek out purchases that have a “greater good” behind them?

Several great brands have programs where profits from sales are donated to a charitable cause, which makes the purchase that much more meaningful. It’s rare, however that you see a retail store donate more than 50% of a product sale going directly to help support as well-known, a non-profit organization as the American Cancer Society. However, that is exactly exactly how women’s fashion retailer, maurices is getting involved this holiday season.

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This 2013 maurices Holiday Necklace includes three fashionable necklaces packaged together and comes in both silver and gold. Retailing for $12, the company will contribute a minimum of $6.00 from the sale price of every necklace to the American Cancer Society to support its mission to finish the fight against cancer by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.

This year, through sales of the new Holiday Necklace, the company hopes to raise more than $400,000 helping to make a difference in the lives of those families impacted by cancer.

We all know someone who has been directly affected by cancer and it’s a cause that is extremely important to the maurices family,” said Brad Hartmann SVP, Chief Creative Officer. “Holidays are a time for giving and we are excited to introduce the latest addition to our accessories collection and offer consumers a gift that gives back in a big way.”

For the last nine years, maurices partnership with the American Cancer Society has raised more than $8 million for the organization from combined fundraising efforts within their retail stores through the sales of custom designed jewelry, in-store fundraisers and corporate financial contributions.  Now through January 5, 2014 (or while supplies last), maurices invites consumers to join in the fight against cancer by purchasing the necklace set at one of the more than 875 stores nationwide or online.

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maurices is donating one of their beautiful holiday necklaces to a lucky MommyBKnowsBest.com reader. {This would be a great win because wearing the necklace and telling others about the necklace and the donations to American Cancer Society would only increase their efforts to fight cancer.}

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Also be sure to enter my maurices gift card giveaway that’s going on right now as well, if you win, you can buy a few necklaces for friends and family!

This holiday season the goal is to raise $400,000 in addition to their annual $8 million. Please consider purchasing a few of these gorgeous necklaces so you can shop and do some social good at the same time. For more information on maurices charitable efforts or to shop, check out their social channels here:

https://www.facebook.com/maurices

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Although I received compensation for my promotions of this program, all of the opinions stated in the above post are my own honest words and thoughts. All-in-all I think this is a great charitable cause and am thankful to be able to bring this to you.

Christmas Tree Cakes with NEW Cake Boss Cake Mixes and Frostings {Giveaway}

Let the baking begin!!! Tis’ the season to be baking, whether you’re headed out to a party or making baked goods as gifts, for most of us, this time of year our ovens are warm and the mixing bowls are out.

I enjoy baking at Christmas time and seeing people try my *hopefully yummy treats. {I have been known to win an award or two for my yummy cookies.} I think this love for baking comes from my mom, who enjoys making cookies and fudge around the holidays to give to neighbors and friends.

Recently, I was able to try out some of the brand NEW cake mixes and frostings from Cake Boss. In honor of the holidays I figured I would make something festive so I came up with a yummy Christmas Tree Cake:

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To make my Christmas Tree cakes with Cake Boss Cake Mixes and Frostings, I wanted to add a surprise in the middle and since we’re celebrating Jesus’ birthday so I thought the, II’S YOUR PARTY cake mix was appropriate. The kids loved seeing the bright colored confetti in their cakes. We also kept the cakes simple by using the VIVA VANILLA frosting, since most kids like vanilla, and it’s easier to decorate or even change the color.

Using the 6-Cup Round Cakelette Pan, I baked my cakes, although I filled it a little too high, I would recommend for this project to fill the wells to half, the higher the cakes bake the more you will need to cut off to create a level “tree” bottom. {Although if you want a tasty snack or to use for cake pops or other treats, that may not be a bad thing.}

The frosting is made with real vanilla and palm oil so for me it was different than the usual store-bought frostings and I really enjoyed the flavor and texture.

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Obviously, I’m not a frosting whiz, or a professional baker, but what my decoration skills lacked, these cakes made up for with their light and super moist taste. The moms were raving about the taste and I think I may have found my new cake mix and frosting for the holidays.

When it comes to a great tasting cake, it starts with the right ingredients. Each cake mix comes with a pouch of bakery crème – Buddy’s secret to making velvety moist cakes. The cake mixes are available in six delicious flavors: VA VA VELVET,IT’S YOUR PARTY, DECADENT DEVIL’S FOOD, CHOCOLATE TRIFECTA, PRIMO YELLOW, and DIVINE WHITE.

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CAKE BOSS Frostings are premium frostings give you a taste experience you would expect to find at Buddy’s bakery. Made with high quality ingredients and zero trans-fat, the frostings pair perfectly with Cake Boss cake mixes. They are available in four indulgent flavors: WHOLE LOTTA CHOCOLATE, VIVA VANILLA,MEGA MILK CHOCOLATE, and CRÈME DE LA CREAM CHEESE.

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In addition to the new mixes and frostings, the Cake Boss baked good line includes beautiful and delicious buttercream cakes, fondant cakes and boutique-style cupcakes with unique combinations of amazing flavors, fillings and designs. Not to mention their line of bakeware!

I want you to win some Cake Boss goodies!! Enter now through December 16th to win just in time for your holiday baking!

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For more information on the Cake Boss cake line, visit CakeBossCakes.com, and for Cake Boss bakeware, visit: CakeBossBaking.com

 

I received complimentary products in order to complete this honest review including my own personal thoughts. Your opinions may vary.

 

Win $50 Maurices Gift Card and 20+ More Prizes #giftstowin

So the holidays are about getting together with loved ones right? Today I’m joining some of the most fabulous bloggers that I know in an amazing Holiday Giveaway that features more than 25 awesome prizes.

Holiday Giveaway Series

We’ve pooled our resources to give you some great goodies just in time for the holiday.

HERE’S HOW THE HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY SERIES WORKS:

Start on my blog. Read my post and enter to win through completing the tasks in the giveaway widget below.

Then make sure you scroll down to the bottom of this post and click on each of the 20+ giveaways listed and enter on their pages as well.

You can enter our giveaways now through December 17th {times vary based on each blog}.

Don’t be greedy, it’s the holidays!! Make sure you share this post and the others with your friends and family online.

Coming soon: I’ll be giving away a Maurices Holiday Happy Necklaces and telling you more about how they are donating 50% of the proceeds from the sale of the necklaces to the American Cancer Society so stay tuned! But for now…

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