Winter Awards Giveaway!

It is freezing outside, and many people are experiencing plenty of snow days! Let's make the most of it and celebrate with a giveaway! We are excited to work with Green Scene Mom for another awesome giveaway! Each of these items received a Green Scene Mom Award, celebrating Eco-friendly product design and creative innovation. This fabulous Winter Awards Giveaway is sponsored by the winning brands, and one lucky mom will win them all!

Winter Green Scene Mom Award Winners

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Enter to Win this Amazing Gift Set, valued at $750!

FunBites Cutter of winner's choice - $12.99 Essential Travel Bib - $15
BabyHome Side Light Bed Rail - $99
Pure Care Home 4-in-1 Megacare Kit - $39.99
Buttons Diapers 2 packs of Flannel or Velour Wipes - $14
Konfidence Babywarma Swimsuit - $29.99
Wristy Buddy Teething Wristband - $15
Beautiful Earth Baby Box - $59
Pack 'n Potty - $39.99
Bebe au Lait Organic Nursing Cover - $40
PacaPod Napier Diaper Bag - $170
Pacific Baby Natural Feeding Bowl & Cup - $10.99
MAM Anti-Colic Bottle - $6.99
OTO Ice Cream Truck Playhouse - $59
Yummi Pouch Reusable Food Pouches & Snack Bags - $25
Silikids $40 Assorted Gift Set
Naturalmat Fitted Organic Cotton Percale Crib Sheet - $45
Ava Anderson Baby Powder & Diaper Cream - $25
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General Mills and Skylanders Giveaway

Welcome to the General Mills Prize Package Giveaway
Sponsored by General Mills
Hosted by Kathy's Savings 

WE love General Mills cereal, and we love Skylanders even more! What a fantastic pairing of the perfect giveaway away prize! 


Enter to win General Mills cereals and an exclusive Skylanders game set. This giveaway is open to the U.S. only. The giveaway will go from 2/17-3/3. Good luck to everyone

Disclosure: Kathy’s Savings and all other participating bloggers are not responsible for prize shipment. The giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media. The winner will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is drawn.

Surprise Slides Review

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Looking for a way to pass the time? I know many people are having snow days today, or school is out for President's day. Our favorite way to pass the time is playing board games! We are loving all of the new Frozen games out there! It keeps my 4 year old interested in the game. When Wonder Forge asked if we would like to review Surprise Slides, we knew we had to check it out!

Surprise Slides Review

Surprise Slides from Wonder Forge is a fun game that is constantly changing (when you hit a snowflake, you have to "flip" the central pieces. We had a blast playing it, but it did take a while to take a winner-- my 4 year old was entertained long enough to play it though. It took about 25 minutes.

Surprise Slides Review

This is a great game for all of the Frozen fans in your house!

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LuxePineapple Box of Joy is BACK and it is better than EVER!!!

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So excited! Today is the last day to put together your OWN Box of Joy from Luxe Pineapple. Just add the items to your "box!" Oh, the BEST part? Right now, add $30 to your cart and then add code CUSTOMBOX and you will get your box for only $15!!!!! AND if this is your FIRST purchase, you are going to save an additional $5 just by using a link on our post! That is $10 for your entire box!

You can see our past Luxe Pineapple box HERE.

They have Korres, Clinique, TooFaced, Wella, and MUCH, MUCH more! Just check out the selections!

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First Years Video Contest & Giveaway

Who wants to win this fabulous prize pack from The First Years? Check out what you could win! Brought to you by The First Years and Green Scene Mom.

We are excited to share with you an exciting opportunity from Green Scene Mom and The First Years, who is now casting young families with unique stories for a cool new online reality series. This is a fun way to show off your unique story, and families who enter have the chance to score $7,500+ in prizes. The more individual the story, the better! We are offering an awesome The First Years giveaway too!

Now Casting Families!

The First Years is looking for a cast of characters from a wide variety of backgrounds to show America what the first years of parenting are really all about. New parents with children ages newborn to 20 months and expecting parents are all invited to enter.
All it takes for a shot at starring in The First Years Welcome to The Family Video Series is a 30-second Smartphone video and 100-word (or less) story about what makes your family's story totally unique. We invite you to learn more and enter your family's story at
Willie Wilkov, the Chief Marketing Officer of TOMY International shares the inspiration behind the contest. "The First Years totally gets what the first years of life are really like, which is far from picture-perfect. Our video contest is all about documenting the joy, laughter and unpredictable moments that quite often become the most memorable ones. We're celebrating real families and the individual experiences that make their parenting journey all their own."

How to Enter

1. A Story: In 100 words or less, describe what makes your new family totally unique by giving an up-close-and-personal look at the parenting journey your family is taking. The more individual their story is, the better!
2. A Video: Share a 30- to 60-second video that shows what parenting moments are really like in your home — the good, the bad and the "I-can't-believe-that-happened" moments. Think reality TV, only actually real!

Enter Here by March 1st »

Green Scene Mom is also excited to offer a fabulous giveaway of brand new toddler products, sponsored by The First Years — just a small taste of what the winners of the video contest will receive! Enter our giveaway below for the chance to win one (1) prize package of (boy or girl) toddler products! One winner will be chosen 3/2/15. Giveaway is open to entries with a US mailing address.
Each household is only eligible to win 3 TOMY product prize packages, via blog reviews and giveaways, each calendar year. Only one entrant per household per giveaway. If you have won the same product prize package on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.
Green Scene Mom and its affiliated blogs are not responsible for fulfilling sponsored prize obligations; prizes will be shipped directly from the brand.

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My oldest-- who is now 11. I forgot how chubby her cheeks once were!!!

System Hinoki Giveaway

Hayashi Worldwide, is offering a chance for one lucky winner to win System Hinoki, a boxed set of four haircare products formulated to improve the condition of both hair and scalp. Retail value: $80.

A few months back, we started our own System Hinoki journey, and it has been AMAZING! Check our our review posts! HERE and HERE 

System Hinoki is a set of four haircare products, made in the USA, by Hayashi Worldwide, consisting of a shampoo, conditioner, leave in scalp conditioner, and leave in body booster. The products are meant to be used together regularly (during every hair/scalp cleansing) over the long-term to provide cleansing, healing, and nutrition to both hair and scalp.

Men and women, with any hair texture (curly, straight, thick, or fine), suffering from thinning hair, hair loss, slow-to-grow hair, or dandruff, will all benefit from using System Hinoki products on a regular basis.

The key ingredient in the System Hinoki products is Pure Hinoki Oil, or “Chamaecyparis Obtusa Oil.” This is a unique ingredient, known for its natural antifungal and antibacterial qualities, is not found in many haircare products today, however it has been used for over 2,000 years in Japan and other parts of Asia to treat different types of skin ailments. The shampoo and conditioner also include Retinyl Palmitate, a form of Vitamin A and one of the primary antioxidants found naturally in skin; it is FDA approved and used to stimulate cell renewal and enhance skin elasticity. Unlike many other products marketed to hair growth, System Hinoki is drug free so safe to use for long-term results!

System Hinoki products’ unique formulations have been trusted by salon professionals since 1985 and have recently been re-launched for use at home. When the products are used together, the complete system promotes hair strength, volume, and scalp therapy, resulting in weight-free hair, improved hair texture, and a clean scalp that promotes healthy hair growth.*
Note that no product can bring dead hair follicles back to life, but many people with hair loss simply have hair follicles that are still alive and in the dormant stage.

The order in which you should use the System Hinoki products is 1. Shampoo, 2. Conditioner, 3. Hinoki Plus (leave-in scalp conditioner), 4. Hair Thickener (leave-in body booster). For best results, use all four products every time you cleanse and condition your hair. If your scalp begins to itch, only use the Hinoki Plus every third use of the other products. The shampoo and conditioner are used the same as any other wash out shampoo and conditioner. The Hinoki Plus should be applied to damp hair, directly on the scalp, by separating hair with fingers or a comb and spraying directly onto the scalp, then repeating until adequate coverage is achieved. Then, use your fingertips (never fingernails!) to massage the product further into the scalp. Finally, while hair is still damp, apply the Hair Thickener by squirting a generous amount into the palm of your hand, then rubbing your hands together and apply to hair from root to ends, working it in for full coverage of the lengths of your hair. Style as usual.
Note: Hayashi Worldwide makes other product lines that are meant to work in combination with the System Hinoki products for those who experience other hair concerns other than just hair thinning. They should be used as complete sets after every third application of System Hinoki. The Repair Zone system should be used by those with naturally very curly to kinky hair in need of added hydration. System 911 should be used by those who need added protein, due to styling damage, such as relaxers or heat from regular blow drying or flat ironing. System Design is a great option for styling fine/thin hair in need of additional body and shine.

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Gwynnie Bee Review Look of the Week: TAYLOR DRESSES Black & CreamAnimal Print Dress

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So, this is our look of the week with Gwynnie Bee. It is TAYLOR DRESSES Black & Cream Animal Print Dress. I paired it with a black skinny belt and Uggs because it was FREEZING outside as well as black leggings and my black chunky necklace. This was a dress that was pre-LASIK so I am still sporting my glasses! Honestly, I think I needed a wider belt this day.

Gwynnie Bee Review Look of the Week: TAYLOR DRESSES Black & CreamAnimal Print Dress

At the end of the year, Gwynnie Bee gave current subscribers a 1 item at a time upgrade for 3 months. Then, they sent out offers and I got 3 months of a 1 item at a time for only $35. So right now, I am getting 3 items a month. I am still paying my regular $37.63 once a month to Gwynnie Bee plus about $12 a month for my upgrade, so about $50 for 3 garments at a time. The turn around time for the past few weeks has been amazing, with super fast shipments! I usually wear something once and return it, so I get about 3 garments a week, or about 12 a month (usually it averages to about 15 a month!) You can sign up with Gwynnie Bee at: 

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Mani Monday: Quick Fix

A few weeks ago, I went with a nice green on my nails. Usually I re-paint them every week, but the following week was so hectic and crazy. Well, this is my quick fix to freshen up any mani. This is for emergencies-- a date, an important meeting, a night out on the town-- life is unpredictable as a mom. I have been doing this for ages!

First, get several different glitter polishes. Glitter polish is your FRIEND!!! Have a stale mani? Just paint right over it with a glitter polish. The magic of glitter polish is, even if you have a little chip here or there, the glitter will almost conceal it!
You will see that I also had an entire nail chip off. I just made that an accent nail and my mani was fresh, new and looked wonderful! Does it look as good as a 100% fresh mani? Not really, but I did not have time for one, so this was a simple fix when I was in a jam (and don't we always need those as moms?).

Children's Books Round-up!

Check out these awesome book prices on Amazon right now!

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Remember to slow ship to get $1 video credit back! 

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Heart Nose Dog Build a Furry Friend for Valentine's Day Coupon Code

How adorable is this little puppy? Build a Furry Friend offered us a coupon code for our readers (as well as a product to review) if we shared him with you today!

This would be PERFECT for Valentine's Day. It is on sale right now for $24.95 PLUS you can take 20% off with coupon code MYFURRY2  That makes this cute little pup only $19.96! 

Just check him out on Amazon at:

50% off at Crazy 8 THIS WEEKEND!!!

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Starting now--- While supplies last.
 This weekend only, get 50% off Valentine styles at Crazy 8

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I See Me: A Day in the Life of a Princess Review

Are you looking for the perfect gift for your little one for  Easter this year? We received one of the newest titles from I See Me for review and it is VERY adorable!

"A Day in the Life of a Princess" follows a little girl around as she experiences her day as a princess. It features your daughter's name on the front and has a gift inscription on the inside (I chose a photo of her that would show her age as well).

You get to name a horse, talk about her favorite colors, her favorite foods, and even what her best qualities are! My daughter was so surprised when the pony had the same name as her favorite kitten. This has become one of my daughter's favorite books to read, and she has almost the entire book memorized already!

The great part is, they have a variety of books to really suit the personality of your own special little one! If you sign up for their mailing list (a pop up that comes up when you visit their site), they will even email you a 20% off coupon!

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Phone Case of the Month Review and coupon code: February 2015

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I am kind of loving the phone case from Phone Case of the Month that came this month! It has bright colors, and is reminding me that Spring is right around the corner. At only $10 a month, it is fun to change up the look of my phone!

Phone case of the month February Review and Coupon Code #PCOTM

The best part of Phone Case of the Month is it is only $10 a month, but your first month is $5 when you use one of the links from this post! A great way to test them out! Right now they have cases for different versions of iPhone 4, iPhone 5, and Samsung Galaxy-- with iPhone 6 cases coming soon!!!

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Let's celebrate a little throw back Thursday!

Me with my little sister-- who is now 23! 

Gwynnie Bee Review: Look of the Week with Taylor Dress, Printed SweaterDress with Contrast Hem

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I am loving Gwynnie Bee! this week! This dress has got to be one of my new favorites! It is a fun, fun dress and just my style! This is the Taylor Dress, Printed Sweater Dress with Contrast Hem. It fit REALLY well, and was very true to size. I would say the arm area maybe was a tiny bit big, but noting too noticeable.

Gwynnie Bee Review: Look of the Week with Taylor Dress, Printed SweaterDress with Contrast Hem

This look was paired with an eVogues Plus Size Braided Elastic Leatherette Fashion Belt from Amazon. You will also notice the black chunky necklace in a lot of my looks. I purchased the necklace YEARS ago at an estate sale, so I don't have any information about it (except that I love it). I am also wearing black leggings and Pink & Pepper Black Robbin Wide-Calf Boots from Zulily. 

At the end of the year, Gwynnie Bee gave current subscribers a 1 item at a time upgrade for 3 months. Then, they sent out offers and I got 3 months of a 1 item at a time for only $35. So right now, I am getting 3 items a month. I am still paying my regular $37.63 once a month to Gwynnie Bee plus about $12 a month for my upgrade, so about $50 for 3 garments at a time. The turn around time for the past few weeks has been amazing, with super fast shipments! I usually wear something once and return it, so I get about 3 garments a week, or about 12 a month (usually it averages to about 15 a month!) You can sign up with Gwynnie Bee at: 

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5 Sites to Find Amazon Discounts!

Ever see those 90% off coupons (or more), and wonder where people are find them? Did you know there is a network of websites that specialize in those types of coupons? Check out five of them below!

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1. Deal Go! Go! Go!  Deal Go! Go! Go! has over 4000 deals listed up to 99% OFF, so they are a great place to find a wide variety of products that you actual WANT/ NEED! I love that they tell you up front how many coupons are left of each item and shows you your final price up front. Most important the site is very user friendly. I got the coupon code right after I requested one and shoppers can get up to 10 codes according to FAQ.

2. No Kiddling Coupons: Save up to 99% off. Earn points from completing tasks like completing reviews on the site, completing Amazon reviews, and more! You start with 100 points (enough for 1-2 products). I received my first product within 3 days.

3. Amazing Deals Group: You get "coins" for new products that are usually about $1 each. You start with 2 coins total, and earn more coins by submitting reviews. The products go fast, and there tend to be a TON of supplements. But, we have found some excellent items as well! I have received most of my items within 2-3 days.

4. Uberzon Club. This is personally my favorite. They send the codes out via email on a first come, first serve basis. They are not always $1 items or 99% off, but I have purchased the most through this site/ email. The shipping times have been really good, and it is not based on points or leaving a review at all (although I am sure they are happy if you do so). I have been super happy with the items they offer.

5. Shop with Reviews. I have to admit, I have now requested 10 coupons, and have not received a single one. I think other people have had more luck, but I have not had any luck at all with this site. However, since it is free to sign up, it is work a try.

6. Product Elf. This is another one that I have requested quite a few coupons from, and have not received a single coupon. Other people have told me they receive coupons, so it seems to work for at least some people.

6. Elite Deal Club. In order to see the deals, after you log in, refresh the page and you should see some to choose from. I am showing 3 deals right now, and I just missed out on a couple!

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