Ace Hardware Black Friday 2014 Ad Scan

Wahoo!!! We expect a TON of ad scans this weekend! This Ace Hardware one was just leaked can can be found HERE.

Make sure you have your Ace Rewards cards for the best savings. Friday only you can save 50% off of one regular priced item under $30. We were looking at one of those laser light shows for this year, so this will for sure be on our list!

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Toys R Us Black Friday 2014 Toy Book

Another sign that Black Friday is right around the corner! The Toys R Us Toy Book has been released. You can find the leaked pages here:

Amazon Countdown to Black Friday 2014 STARTS 11/1!!!!

Amazon has announced their countdown to Black Friday WILL start this weekend! You will need to watch this page: AMAZON BLACK FRIDAY 2014

Deals include: 
Savings of 40% or more on select Star Wars toys, Mickey and Minnie, Crayola and Disney Princess toys
Save up to 35% on Green Toys
Save $150 on the Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR
Save more than 50% off Analon cookware sets
Save up to 70% off Cuisinart cookware sets
Save 50% off SodaStream Fountain Jet Home Soda Maker Starter Kit
Save up to 50% off all the tools you need for the perfect Thanksgiving
Save 60% off Paderno Three Blade Slicer
Braun electric shavers starting at 30% off
Save $250 or more on Samsung Baby Care Washers
Save 50% on Philips Avent classic gift sets
Save 50% or more on the Levana Sophia Video Baby Monitor
Up to 75% off select One Industries Motorcycle Helmets
Up to 40% off select Jeep and truck accessories, including Husky, Heininger, and Rugged Ridge
$25 off Makita tools, on select orders over $100
Free App of the Day Bundle – Get more than $115 in top apps and games for free from Amazon Appstore (October 30 – November 1) – download the bundle from the Amazon App

Looking for just the toys? Amazon listed their Holiday Toy List Amazon Lightning Deals HERE

We are so excited! Doing a happy dance over here! 

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Belk Black Friday 2014 Ad Scan

We do not have a near-by Belk, but if you do, their ad scan is available at:

They too will be opening at  6 p.m. on Thanksgiving night. Seems to be a theme for stores so far.

K-Mart Black Friday 2014 Toy Book

Slickdeals has a pdf of the Black Friday Toy Book from Kmart. Head over there to check it out.

Radio Shack Black Friday 2014 List

Another list coming down the line (we expect many this week). This one a listing of what will be on the Black Friday sale at Radio Shack.

Bon-Ton Black Friday 2014 Door Buster Preview

In this statement from Bon-Ton, it looks like they will be opening at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving evening. They are calling it their after Thanksgiving sale (wait, their sale that starts ON Thanksgiving is the AFTER Thanksgiving sale???) They also list some of their Doorbuster items as:

  • $19.97 Ladies Rampage Boots, selection of 9 styles.
  • $19.97 any size Living Quarters reversible down-alternative comforters. Available in a variety of colors and prints.
  • 40 - 60% off Entire stock of coffee makers and accessories from Keurig, Cuisinart, and more.
  • Buy 1 Get 2 Free Men's Ruff Hewn and John Bartlett Consensus Sportswear or Pants from Izod, Savane, Haggar and Weatherproof Vintage.
  • $29.97 Men's and Women's Columbia fleece.
  • $14.97 Living Quarters twin size flannel, fleece or cold weather performance sheet sets.
  • $19.97 Calvin Klein Performance fleece jackets, vests or separates.
  • 50% off Entire stock of Mattel and Fischer Price toys and games, including Disney Frozen Toys and Décor.
  • $9.97 Your Choice Toastmaster Small Electrics. Choose from waffle maker, 4-slice toaster, cool touch deep fryer, 10x16 griddle, 12 cup programmable coffeemaker and 11" skillet.
  • $179.97 LG 32" LED HDTV.
We have Herberger's as our Bon-Ton store in the area (the other stores are BonTonBergnerBostonStoreCarsonsElder-BeermanHerbergers and Younkers , and there is ALWAYS a $10 off of $10 coupon in the sales ad, so MAKE SURE to get the paper for that coupon! There are some restrictions but I have always purchased something nice. Last year, I also got a nice pair of Emu boots during their after Thanksgiving sale! 
Their online door busters will include: 

  • Garmin Vivofit Fitness Band Reg. $190, Door Buster $79.97.
  • Ace Bayou Bean Bag Chairs Reg. $64-$82, Door Buster $19.97.
  • Entire stock of sports throws, available in NCAA, MLB, NFL or NHL teams, over a 100 teams in all, Reg. $56-$70, Door Buster $19.97.

Gwynnie Bee Look of the Week Review

Are you ready for another look of the week? I was not entirely sold on this dress on the Gwynnie Bee website, but it is kind of growing on me.

Unlike the photos online, this dress is not black and white, but has many purples/ dark pinks, as well as gray, black, cream, and white. It really is a stunning print.
Triste Mono Floral Fit and Flare Dress

If you want to check out Gwynnie Bee for yourself, I only pay $37.63 a month for the subscription.

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Gwynnie Bee Look of the Week Review

This week, I got dresses from Gwynnie Bee, since I had gone to 2 garments a week for last week, and returned the other in time last week to get 2 dresses this week as well.
Check it out!

Taylor Dresses Emerald Printed Dress: Gwynnie Bee Look of the Week Review

This is not a pattern or style I would normally EVER wear. EVER. I am not a bright and colorful dresser, but I can tell you that I received a ton of compliments. Well, a lot of people said it was a "bright" dress. I am not sure that is a compliment. It is just not my usually style, and I only wore it because my husband talked me into it this morning. It was fun for a day! I paired it with leggings and boots. I felt it was just a little short for bare legs at works, and boots are the only thing I can wear right now on my feet. A fun look for a Friday.

If you want to check out Gwynnie Bee for yourself, I only pay $37.63 a month for the subscription.

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Facebook 10,000 Fan Giveaway

This is an easy one to enter because it is to thank all of our Facebook fans for helping us to reach 10,000. The giveaway is pretty simple. You just need to be a Facebook fan to enter. There are 21 prizes total that will go to one fabulous fan! We collected some of our favorite items from subscription boxes over the past year, and now it is your chance to enjoy them! We made it a mix of items so there is something for everyone to enjoy!

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Target offers FREE SHIPPING

In a move that Target seems to think will be a game changer for them, they are FINALLY offering free shipping. On ANYTHING. Even clearance. From now until December 20th. You can read all of the details on their site HERE. So what do we think Mamas? Will this change the way you show this holiday season?

Gwynnie Bee Look of the Week Review

Well, my new Gwynnie Bee dress came as a surprise yesterday! Today was a day FILLED with meetings and wow am I loving this dress. I cannot even describe how comfortable it has been ALL DAY! The fabric is amazingly soft! It is made from Modal/ Spandex, and I don't know what modal is (quick google here), but I feel like I need more of it. The site says the dress is sideways chevron  but I don't get that at all when it is on? I almost feel like I have the luxury of wearing cozy pajamas all day today (which has made me VERY happy). I think I may actually buy this one! 

Gwynnie Bee Look of the Week Review Tart Collections Courtney Dress in Sideways Chevron

If you want to check out Gwynnie Bee for yourself, I only pay $37.63 a month for the subscription.

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Smart Kids Bright Future Giveaway

Wow what a prize pack! PERFECT for the holiday season that is slowly creeping nearer! The Smart Kids, Bright Futures Giveaway has begun! Smart Playrooms is all about encouraging creative and independent play to complement your child's schooling. The Westchester and CT-based duo of teachers organizes amazing, smart playrooms for families and businesses and wants to combine their love of teaching with their support of amazing businesses. Join us in this exciting giveaway to encourage families to get active, have fun, and support creative play!

31 amazing brands have come together to give you a chance to win ALL of these awesome products!

  • ONE LUCKY WINNER will receive a grand prize package of 30 prizes!
  • Open to U.S. residents only.
  • Participating brands and sponsors are not eligible to enter the giveaway.
  • Everyone who enters the giveaway will receive something special after the giveaway as a thank you.
  • The giveaway will run from October 16th to November 4th.
  • Entering is easy and can be done below via our Rafflecopter.
Below the entry widget are all the prizes!

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So what are the AMAZING prizes? Here are the Participating Brands (Giveaway Open to U.S. residents only):
Smart Playrooms
Smart Playrooms is owned and operated by two teachers with many years of classroom experience and expertise. They bring the most effective classroom organization techniques and learning strategies into your home. The Smart Playrooms System includes nine learning centers from pretend play, games, music and movement, building, to a literacy center and more.
Using the most effective classroom organization techniques and learning strategies, Smart Playrooms will design and organize your play area to encourage creative, independent play. Watch your children play with the toys that you already own, instead of getting bored and constantly asking for new ones.
Green Eyed Nutrition
Feeding your family well and ensuring that everyone is meeting their nutritonal needs can be difficult at times. Sometimes we just need a little help to get things organized. A family nutrition consult by a registered dietitian-nutritionist is what you need. During this one hour consult we'll assess where your family eating habits are, do some troubleshooting and put together a simple meal plan that is healthy and easy to prepare. Healthy snack ideas and recipes are included.
Swanling Innovations Inc
The SwanlingÆ Slumber Swanô is the perfect gift for both boys and girls. The SwanlingÆ Swan is made from the softest materials and will soon become your childís best friend. The small and medium size swans are equipped with a gentle and soothing rattle, all of the swans have child safe eyes.
The SwanlingÆ Slumber Swanô is also made to attach to the Slumber Sleeperô, a 3-in-1 safe sleep solution. It is a mattress protector, fitted sheet and sleep sack all in one. It is designed to help keep your baby safe, warm and centered. Although the sheet allows older children to move freely and change sleep positions, the Slumber Sleeperô unique design helps facilitate back sleeping and helps keep baby centered while in the crib, two important components of safe sleep for babies, and you get the added benefit of easily keeping an eye on them without adjusting your baby monitor frequently.
Cardiff Products
Nothing is worse than a sore neck from sleeping uncomfortably in the back seat of a car. Avoid the dreaded head bob (or if multiple kids are in the back ó the head bump) with the Cardiff Booster Seat Headrest. This revolutionary, new device provides support and comfort for a child asleep in a moving vehicle. Its thoughtful design can also accommodate users of all sizes. By attaching to your vehicleís existing headrest with a simple, universal mount, the Booster Seat Headrest provides lateral support to keep a childís head and body upright; comfortably aligned in the seat as they sleep. If the kids catch a good nap while in the car they will be well-rested and not cranky!

Black Friday Half Price Books 2014 Ad

Not the most exciting of ads, but it shows that they are slowly trickling in.

Make sure to clip the coupons if you do go to their Black Friday sale, which appear to be in the front of their ad. First 100 people will get a tote with at least a $5 gift card (one person will get a $100 gift card). This seems to be pretty consistent with their previous years.

French Box October Review and Coupon Code

UPDATE!!! Use code ONET56B2DB to save $10 on your order! 
French Box

Ooh La La! Last month I was NOT thrilled with my French Box. I thought it was random, and not very French. I feel like they were listening because this month they hit it out of the park! So excited!

French Box

Again, their boxes are awesome! Nice sturdy box that is just beautiful!

And inside, look at all these ACTUAL French goodies!
French Box October Review

  • Not included on the card was an adorable little notebook from Christian Lacroix! 
  • Durance Marseille Soap. Smells heavenly-- like French soap! Value: $3.47
  • Couleur Calisson candies. PLEASE send macaroons next month!!! Value $3.00
  • Le Panier Francais spice blend. Cannot wait to try- Smells amazing! Value $6.99
  • Matis Powder Brush. This is an item fairly available in the US, but still nice to have. Value $9.30
  • Atelier Cologne. 0.067 oz. Again readily available in the US. Amazon per ounce value $4.35
  • Oshi Bori towels!!!! Ok, obviously, I am excited. If these ARE available in the US, please someone tell me from where! These are super popular in Japan. They are infused with scents and are AMAZING. These are super relaxing and I love to travel with them. I actually ran out of what I bought while traveling YEARS ago. Nothing in the states compares!!!! I don't know how they are a French item, but the site IS a French site. I guess it is a French company selling something that the Japanese love? I don't even CARE!  Set of 3, 10 gr towels and 1 80 gr towel. Value $5.00

I want to point out that putting prices on many of the items are HARD because they cannot even be found in the US, so would have to be shipped internationally, causing them to cost even MORE. Also, a warning-- some of the web value links are NOT in English. 

I absolutely love this month's box, and it is my favorite box of the month! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. I had my first box discount LAST month, so I paid full price of $22 this month. So glad I did. Total value is $32.08

You can get your own French Box at: and with the code ONET56B2DB you get your first box for only $14

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Gwynnie Bee Review Look of the Week

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So, this was the second dress Gwynnie Bee sent me last week to make up for the dress that arrived with snags. This is the third dress I have been able to try this month with my 1 month trial.

Gwynnie Bee Review Look of the Week

So, I am not loving it. It hung realy weirdly on me. On the hanger it looked fantastic, but on was a different story. Because it is a sweater dress and you could completely see through it, it came with a slip dress for underneath. I adjusted that to fit on its smallest fit, and it was still far too big. This was just an awkward fit.

If you want to check out Gwynnie Bee for yourself, I only pay $37.63 a month for the subscription.

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Save $5 on Etsy!!!!

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If you are a brand new customer to Etsy, you can save $5 off of your first order! I had no idea until I made a new order today. We buy TONS from Etsy. Today was an Anna cape, last week was more materials to make hair ties!

Etsy Coupon

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KintCrate Review BUYER BEWARE

UPDATE: At 3:30, KintCrate blocked me from leaving comments on their Facebook wall. Please note, the ONLY comment I ever left was repeating what our reader originally posted. Deleting comments AND blocking people from commenting is a HUGE BUYER BEWARE!!!!

Hey Mamas! We review a ton of subscription boxes. I know, it is a bit of an obsession. But when someone has a very unpleasant experience with a box, we feel the need to share that with our fans. This is not to make the company feel bad or to ruin their business. We believe that consumers have RIGHTS-- and that companies often will take advantage of their customers. Today, a fan alerted us to an issue with Knit Crate. Please note, this is not a CHEAP subscription AT ALL. It is VERY expensive. Also, please note I am NOT a knitter. At all.

This is what our reader had to say,

"Just in case anyone is thinking of getting KnitCrate, I suggest you don't. This is JUST what happened to me and my response I posted on their facebook wall:
'I love yarn. I love the idea of yarn being sent to my house. I just wish KnitCrate had better customer service. Instead of getting my Knitcrate delivered this month, instead I received a notice from the post office saying I had to go to the Post Office and pay the missing postage. An hour after waiting in line and paying 8.26 to retrieve my package, one could bet the relaxing feeling of new yarn had worn off. I emailed KnitCrate a photo of the package and the receipt saying I had (and did) pay. Knitcrate wrote me a quick email back saying "[I] should take this issue up with [my] local postmaster" Not quite the customer service I would expect from a luxury yarn box.' "

Within seconds of it being posted to KnitCrate's wall, they deleted it. So, I went to their Facebook wall and posted it again. They deleted it within seconds. We always are skeptical of any company that deletes complaints rather than addressing them. 

She did email, and this is the response:

OK - I see from the "receipt" you provided, which is actually not a valid USPS receipt for payment made, that your package was delivered today. We confirmed delivery of your package at USPS tracki
ng site that it was delivered today at 11:42 am, which is around the exact time you first emailed me so not sure how you spent an hour in line at the post office.

Proper postage was paid for (we weight the package and our local post office weighed the package prior to shipment) and you did not provide a receipt.



If you look at the receipt below, it clearly says there was postage due. 

We know that mistakes happen. We get that. It is easy to mis-weigh a package (which is clearly what happened here). But, this customer already PAID for the shipping with her yearly subscription fee. 

We hope that KnitCrate can make this right! Stop by their Facebook wall and let them know what you think at:

GlobeIn Chopra Artisan Box Review

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Last month, I signed up for the GlobeIn Chopra Artisan Box. I was not really sure of what to expect, but I am loving this fun box. It brings you products products from worldwide artisans, and has a variety of items. I chose the Chopra box, but there are many options including jewelry, home, and unexpected and awesome!

The box is normally $29.99 a month, but you can get it right now for only $5 for your first box with the code: FBFREE or SPOOKY4FREE  (both are free box codes-- just pay the $5 shipping-- I do not have an expiration date for either)

In the box are cards from each artisan that introduces you to them. I thought this was a really nice addition.

In the box:

  • Palm leave basket: Perfect for my desk! 
  • Leather wallet
  • Wooden keychain with the word "meditate"
  • Notebook/ journal
  • Code for 21 meditation challenge (a $49.99 value)
This is such a unique box, and I think well worth the value! Everything is hand made and 100% of the proceeds go directly to the artisan. I really want to try out the home box next! 

You can check out all of the box options at on the Monthly Artisan Gift Box page:    and don't forget to use the code FBFREE! 

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Target Toy Catalog

Looking for Black Friday deals? Always a staple of shopping is Target's Toy Catalog!

We are eyeing that 25% off toy department item coupon and the
Free wrapping paper (with $20 toy department purchase)

We will be using those for sure!

We are especially excited for a new 50% off of a toy each day from 11/1- 12/24 with the Cartwheel app! We love Cartwheel!

Halloween 2014 with Sally Hansen and NYC

What a blast we had this Halloween. My oldest decided she wanted to be a punk rock girl, so we were thrilled to incorporate the colors from Sally Hansen and New York Color (NYC) into her look.

We loved these polishes! They were a blast to use! They dried fast and lasted the entire weekend (which is impressive for my 11 year old!) Colors in Sally Hansen Insta-Dri OMGhost, Scaredy Matte, and Pumpkin Queen.

We also did some eye shadow (NYC New York Color in Hate the Light) and a little liner (NYC New York Color Liquid eyeliner in Black). And completed the look with a little black lipstick (NYC New York Color in Immortal Vixen)! What a perfect punk rock look these colors gave us!

We loved that the makeup was super easy to apply (I never knew putting makeup on an 11 year old could be so hard!!!!), and that it also was easy to remove when she was done. It was gentle on her skin, and was the perfect addition to her costume!

Thank you NYC New York Color and Sally Hansen for putting the finishing touches on my daughter's costumer this year!

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Elph Band & $125 Target Gift Card Giveaway

ElphBandGiveaway Welcome to the ELPH Band Giveaway Event! Let's get this weekend kicked off with an all new giveaway perfect for Halloween! Mom Powered Media, ELPH Band, and fantastic group of amazing bloggers have come together to bring you this event, just in time for Halloween. Hosted by: Mom Powered Media Sponsored by: ELPH Band The ELPH Band is a link to your identifying information, such as your address, parent or guardian cell phone numbers and any other information you think is necessary, including medical conditions or drug allergies your child may have. How cool is that? Whether you're traveling to a theme park, zoo, park, a crowded festival or even the mall, the ELPH Band can help find your child in the event he/she gets separated from you. It only takes one second for a child to disappear out of your site. ElphBand_Call The ELPH band is a non-toxic, durable, silicone wristband. It provides an immediate, highly visible form of identification with clear instructions directly on the band. It's easy to use with options to dial in or scan the QR code. ELPH Band does not put personal information, such as the child's name or phone number where people can see it when it isn't needed. What does ELPH stand for? Easy Lookup to Phone Home If your child get's separated from you, all your child needs to do is show an adult his/her ELPH band. That adult can then call the 800# or scan the QR code to get in touch with you to reunite your child with you! It's that simple! Once the QR code is scanned on a smartphone, a screen similar to the one below will pop up for them to get in touch with you. ElphBand_Phone

 To set up your ELPH band you will register it on a computer, or by scanning the QR code yourself and setting it up via your smartphone. Just a few simple questions and you will be registered. Once completed, you will get a text and email alert letting you know the account profile is active, and to verify the information has been entered correctly. ELPH Bands are available in 3 sizes: Toddler (up to 5.75 inches), Child (up to 6.5 inches), and Adult (up to 7.5 inches). They are also available in two colors, Navy or Pink. Buy it: ELPH Bands are $19.99 each and they come with 1 year of service. You can purchase here. After 1 year of service, you can renew your service with ELPH Band. Connect with ELPH Band Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram PTPA- Elph

  Now for the Giveaway! TWO Lucky Readers will win an ELPH band of their choice, as well as a $125 Target Gift Card. Giveaway is open to US Residents, void where prohibited. Must be 18+. Only one entrant per household, per address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Winner will be contacted via email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Giveaway ends October 31st, 2014 at 11:59pm EST.
Disclosure: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this posting. All thoughts and opinions are those of our own and were not influenced in any way. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, and any other social media are not affiliated with this posting or giveaway. The participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment and shipment. Only one entrant per household, per address may enter. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Winner will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to respond. Failure to respond in a timely manner, a new winner will be chosen and you will forfeit your prize. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. If you have any questions about this event or would like to see your event hosted by Mom Powered Media, please email

Gwynnie Bee Review Look of the Week

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As you know, last week I received a dress with loose threads. I did contact Gwynnie Bee and returned it immediately. then chaos ensued. My next Gwynnie Bee did not show up as being shipped until Sunday, which means it realistically  did not ship until Tuesday. They ship priority, so it was waiting for me when I got home. I would be all upset if this dress was not so super fabulous. They also offered an additional dress this week, so that will be coming this weekend!!!
Gwynnie Bee Review Look of the Week

PERFECT for a fall day. I am rocking it with my knee high boots (which I love and got on Zulily). I am just adoring this dress to to point that I actually may just purchase it and keep it!

If you want to check out Gwynnie Bee for yourself, I only pay $37.63 a month for the subscription. If they keep sending me dresses like this, I am just going to keep on subscribing.

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Harbor Freight Black Friday ad

It is HERE!!!! The very first Black Friday ad of the season. This one is for Harbor Freight.

Loving the Grinder for $9.99 and the Oscillating Power Tool for $14.99 (this looks like a great gift for my dad)!

It looks like the first leak of the season also has an actual Friday opening!

$250 Target Gift Card giveaway sponsored by Hipoglos

Welcome to the Hipoglos $250 Target Gift Card Event
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We are thrilled to bring you this giveaway from Hipoglos! I know $250 from Target will go a long way for one lucky winner this holiday season!

For more than 60 (sixty) years, babies in Latin America have enjoyed the delight premium diaper rash cream, Hipoglos. Trusted by millions, Hipoglos is one of the most amazing diaper rash ointments available! Hipoglos helps prevent and treat diaper rash and skin irritation. It also helps protect chafed skin while helping to seal out wetness. hipoglos3 Hipoglos goes on smoothly and wipes off easily, giving your baby relief from the very first use. Hipoglos ointment provides extra gentle care for your baby’s bottom, leaving your baby happy. hipoglos5 Hipoglos is NOW AVAILABLE at Sedanos, Navarro and Walgreens! Or you can purchase it online at Amazon! hipoglos

 One lucky winner will win a $250 Target Gift card to get their little one something special or for themselves! So head below for your chance to win! Giveaway ends on 11/03 at 11:59pmEST and is open to US.  

  Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. Void where prohibited by law. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this sweepstakes. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. Contact if you have any additional questions or comments.

GoPro at Best Buy

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Are you looking for that perfect gift this holiday season? How about an early gift? You can get professional quality photos that you take yourself! I know that I struggle with finding moderately priced gifts, but a professional level camera is perfect! Every time we go to get our photos taken by a photographer, I am disappointed. I am able to snap beautiful photos of my kids at home all the time, and a professional camera would make that experience even better! Why not turn to Best Buy for your camera needs this holiday season?

Best Buy is the home of the latest cameras and camcorders, including the full line of new GoPro cameras, plus a broad assortment of accessories. GoPro cameras make perfect holiday gifts for everyone, from kids and teens, to gadget gurus. GoPro’s new line of cameras allow you to beautifully and authentically capture and share the experiences that bring purpose, adventure, and joy to your life.

Check out these new GoPro cameras! Perfect for this year's holiday season! 
·   GoPro HERO4 Black: the most advanced GoPro ever, featuring improved image quality and a 2x more powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates1, HERO4 Black takes award‐winning GoPro performance to a whole new level.
·  GoPro HERO4 Silver: the first-ever GoPro to feature a built-in touch display. Controlling The camera, playing back footage and adjusting settings is ultra-convenient—just view, tap and swipe the screen. With 1080p60 and 720p120 video, and 12MP photos at a staggering 30 frames per second, HERO4 Silver combines powerful, pro-quality capture with the convenience of a touch display.
· GoPro HERO: Featuring high‐quality 1080p30 and 720p60 video, and 5MP photos up to 5 fps, HERO captures the same immersive footage that’s made GoPro one of the best-selling cameras in the world. 12x more powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates

Learn more at or visit your local Best Buy to check out the latest cameras in person.

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Hard Rock Roxtars Giveaway!

We are thrilled to join It's a Mom Thing Reviews for this fantastic giveaway for Hard Rock! The holidays are just around the corner, and we think this would be a great gift!!!
  *The information, gift card, gift pack and giveaway have been provided to me by Hard Rock International.
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Black Friday 2014: What (and When) to Expect

Wow! You mamas are on top of things this week! I have had several fans ask when we can expect the first Black Friday ad! You all have REALLY good memories. Harbor Freight has been the first ad to come out in the past 5 years, I believe. Last year, that first ad was released on 10/15. Macy's and Gamestop were ALSO released on that date last year (these were LEAKED ads that were quickly pulled). 

The big ads that people are always looking for came out on 11/11 (for Target, Walmart, Kmart), with a few following on 11/12 (Best Buy and Sears). 

There has been a lot of chatter about when stores will open this year. With Kmart making the move to open Thanksgiving morning, I think it is a same assumption to see at least a few of the major retailers following suit this year. I actually like the staggered deals at Walmart last year, and it made our shopping far easier (and yes, I went to an often unused check out and was checked out in under 15 minutes!)

What would this post be without a little leaked information? These are just some of the prices we will see at CVS on Black Friday:

$0.79 ECB wyb Hershey Singles $0.79
$0.79 ECB wyb Wrigley's Gum $0.79
$1 ECB wyb Orbit Gum $1
$4.19 ECB wyb CVS AA, AAA 4 pk. batteries $4.19
$1 ECB wyb Dawn $1
$2 ECB wyb Gum Toothbrushes $2
$2.50 ECB wyb Colgate Max toothpaste $3.99

This is only a sneak peek. Our source tells us that these will be in the Black Friday ad itself, but CVS will actually run 14 Free after ECB items in their ad that week (which is in addition to the above list). Now would be a great time to stock up on coupons for the above items. As always, we are trusting our source for accurate information, and cannot guarantee any of the above prices! 

Remember to follow MamaBreak on Facebook, Twitter, and right here on the blog as we bring you all of the Black Friday leaks! 

Luxe Pineapple Box of Joy Review

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You all know how much I love subscription boxes! This was a box that a few friends tried, and when they dropped the price AND had a coupon code, I knew I had to try it. I ordered 2 Box of Joys and paid $20. They were $12.50 each, and I had a $5 coupon from using a referral link (you can too just by clicking HERE). The promised value was $45 per box. Rather than two separate "boxes," I received 1 bag of items, so it is hard to decide what would come in just one box. Also, the term "box" is apparently not to be taken literally, because they all came in a padded envelope, not a box. You would think, given all of this, I would be unhappy, but nope-- I loved it!!!!
Luxe Pineapple Box of Joy

It was a total of 9 items, but one was a little foil packet, so realistically, 8 items with the values below (links will bring your to the pricing product page):

  • Mac Blushette - 0.14 Oz: Amazon value $11.18 each ($22.36 total-- and my box just paid for itself). Obviously, I am thrilled to receive MAC cosmetics. One of my favorite brands. I don't usually wear blush, as I am VERY pale. The colors are Bound for Love and Barbara Ann. Both are very neutral, and I am honestly using them as a lipgloss. 
  • MAKEUP FOREVER Rouge Artist Intense Lipstick : Amazon value $20.00. The link shows $24.00, but there were several other places (Sephora included) that retailed them for about $20.00, so that seems like a fair "value."
  • YVES SAINT LAURENT by Yves Saint Laurent Lip Twins: Amazon value $25.00. Link shows 7 for sale at $32.00, but several vendors average about $25.00. My favorite item that came. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this. It is a shiny lipstick and a matte lipstick in one flipping sort of tube. VERY adorable!! AND now I can use the lip brush from my Social Bliss a couple of months back!
  • Ciate Polish: This was actually a mini sample. Amazon per ounce value $3.78
  • Makeup Forever Pearly Waterproof Pencil: Web value $15.50
  • Gratiae Organics Replenishing Eye Cream: Amazon per ounce value $1.78 (this seems to be a really good Amazon deal, actually-- with a ton of them for only $10 for the full size)
  • Gratiae Organics Ultrox Expression Marks Anti Wrinkle Cream: Amazon per ounce value $2.02
  • Foil packet of the Gratiae Lifting Facial Serum (I don't think it even has 1 use in it)
Final value: $90.44
This is almost the exact value that they promised, and includes some really low (good deals) on the Amazon prices. Not a bad bargain for $20 total! And I got highly recognized brands that makes it much easier to swap!
The best part is, this is not technically a subscription-- so you only order it once. It does not renew, you will not receive anything unless you want the box! You are in complete control! 
Box of Joy is definitely one to keep an eye on, and when they have $10 boxes again, you KNOW we will let you know! 

You can keep an eye out for your own Box of Joy from Luxe Pineapple at: (and save $5 just for clicking through the link!)

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