Monday, July 21, 2014

Our Febreze #Noseblind Challenge & {#Giveaway} #Ad

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Disclaimer: “This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Febreze. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine." 
You have more than likely seen the  Febreze commercials on TV about going noseblind. Well, let me tell you, it is true! It happens to everyone. Recently we were challenged to do our own Noseblind Test. I was provided with awesome Febreze products to make this happen! I received the following:
  1. Noseblind Kit {2 envelopes} 
  2. 1  Febreze Air Effects {Meadows & Rain Scent}
  3. 1 Febreze Fabric Refresher {Meadows & Rain Scent} 
  4. 1 Febreze Noticeables with refill {Hawaiian Aloha Scent}
  5. 1 Febreze Candle  {Meadows & Rain Scent}  
  6. and upon completion a $60 AMEX GC
For this test I was instructed to invite a few friends over and pop some popcorn and watch a movie. We have a Maltipoo too, I was curious to see how "noseblind" that we are when it comes to him as well. Once my girls arrived, we took the first survey (A). After we took the first survey we popped the popcorn and took another survey (B). We then watched our movie! We chose to watch Gravity. We then completed the next survey (C)!
Questions were asked such as what do we smell when we arrive, what do we smell after we popped the popcorn and what do we smell after we watch the movie! We completed the last survey which was the Noseblind Assesment and discussed what we found. I was embarrassed! Little Max is a little stinky. I do bathe him but when you have an indoor pet you become noseblind and used to their smell. I then had everyone leave the room and I used my Febreze Products! They all came back in and could not even tell that we had popped popcorn or that I had a pet! 
If you are sitting here wondering "What does noseblind mean?"  It means the gradual acclimation to the smells of one’s home, car, or belongings, in which the affected does not notice them (even though their guests do). There is a solution for noseblindness. Febreze products contain a molecule known as Cyclodextrin. It traps and eliminates bad odors. With these Febreze products, I can now have confidence when we invite people over. I will definitely be using Febreze products for life! The products smell amazing! I have been using them all around our house! It comes in handy by the front door and dog bed too. Check out Febreze via one of the links here in this post and visit them on their social media below!  Do you use Febreze products? What is your favorite?
Win it: One lucky reader is going to win a $60 AMEX Card, 1  Febreze Air Effects ,1 Febreze Fabric Refresher, 1 Febreze Noticeables with refill & 1 Febreze Candle! Do as you please with it, but your own challenge will be fun too! It will give you insight on how people smell your home! Giveaway ends 8/4/14. Giveaway is open to Continental USA. No purchase necessary to enter. Must complete mandatory entries to qualify. Completing all entries will increase your odds. Enter with the giveaway tools below! 
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Making Milestones {#Giveaway} Event

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Prize: 
Beaded Sequin Tote filled w/ Jewelry Making Package*
5 Pairs of Sterling Silver and Crystal Ear Studs
 Total Package ARV: $220
Hosted by:
Moms and Crafters
and 
Make Our Own Network
Co-hosted By
This giveaway is pretty great! It is packed with fun things to do before school too! Read more about entering below: Goodluck!! **If you are a company and would like to see your brand advertised in a M.O.O.N. event similar to this please contact MakeOurOwnNetwork@gmail.com.  This giveaway is open to the Continental US only (because of shipping costs) and will end on August 5th, 2014.**
"Make Our Own Network" solely organized this event and I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are 100% my own and may differ from your own or even those stated in this post.  This event is in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising" and is in no way associated with any of the social media it is viewed/shared/located on.  The sponsor is responsible for prize shipment and not this blog or any bloggers involved in the promotion.  
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Earn Reward Points with Kraft! #PaisleyPoints #ad

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*Disclosure:“This is a sponsored giveaway with Mums the Word Network and Kraft Paisley Points.*
http://www.paisleypoints.com?cid=sbo.651.8341.2372
Everyone is familiar with Kraft Foods cheese brands. If you haven't heard of them, you are living in a shell! I wanted to introduce you to the Kraft Foods Paisley Points campaign! This campaign is really awesome and great because there are so many prizes to be won! If you are already going to buy the cheese, why not get rewarded for it? Check it out, from June 3rd, 2014 until August 31st, 2014 shop for select Kraft Foods cheese brands at Walmart, scan your receipt, and earn rewards! Simple right? AND there are over 100 Kraft Foods cheese brands are eligible. When you sign up for Paisley Points you’ll be automatically entered into the grand prize sweepstakes. How cool is that? Check out how to earn bonus points below!

You can earn bonus points by:
  • Sign up with a Paisley Point blogger’s promo code = 30 points
  • Share your receipt submissions on Facebook = 15 points
  • Share your prize redemptions on Facebook = 15 points
The Grand Prize Sweepstakes is pretty awesome too! Simply sign up for Paisley Points and you'll be automatically entered for a chance to win Brad Paisley memorabilia such as:
  • 10 guitars signed by Brad Paisley
  • 20 hats signed by Brad Paisley
  • 20 guitar cheeseboard sets
I don't know about you, but an autographed item by that hottie, yes!!! Check out the point redemptions below! They are pretty fair if you ask me!
  • A $5 Walmart gift card for 200 Paisley Points
  • A $10 Walmart gift card is 350 Paisley Points
  • A $20 Walmart gift card is 500 Paisley Points
  • A Brad Paisley tshirt is 750 Paisley Points 
  • Brad Paisley's newest CD "Wheelhouse" is 300 Paisley Points
Now, here is something you need to know, each month of the Paisley Points promotion will have featured bonus products that give double the points! Check out Julys products below!
  • KRAFT Natural Cheese Slices TOUCH OF PHILLY Colby Jack 10 Ct 7 oz.
  • KRAFT Big Slice Colby Jack 10 ct 8 oz.
  • KRAFT Big Slice Chipotle White Cheddar 7.5 oz.
  • KRAFT Big Slice Swiss 10 ct 8 oz.
  • KRAFT Big Slice Jalapeno White Cheddar 10 Ct 7.5 oz.
  • KRAFT Natural Cheese Slices with a TOUCH OF PHILLY Pepper Jack 10 Ct 7 oz.
  • KRAFT Big Slice Swiss Aged 10 ct 8 oz.
  • KRAFT Natural Cheese Slices Combo Pack Pepper Jack/Sharp Cheddar 7.2 oz.
  • KRAFT Big Slice Pepper Jack 10 ct 8 oz.
  • KRAFT Slim Cut Swiss Reduced Fat Made with 2% Milk 7 oz.
 What are you waiting for? Head on to Walmart, shop, scan and earn rewards from the Kraft Foods Paisley Points today! 
Win it: There will be 5 winners! One winner will win a $100 Walmart gift card and 4 $50 Walmart gift cards. The giveaway ends on August 1! Enter below! Goodluck!
Win With Brad Paisley and Kraft Foods In July *Disclaimer: The Small Things is not responsible for prize shipment*
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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Julep Polish {It Girl Box} June

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I have been a subscriber for Julep for two years now. I love their nail polish because it is free of any harmful chemicals. When you subscribe to Julep, you get the following every month!
  • First access to the latest color trends & beauty innovations
  • Flexibility to customize your monthly box
  • Exclusive benefits, like free shipping & 20% off at julep.com
  • Over $40 value in each box (or try Maven Luxe for over $60 value
Take the quiz and you will be matched to a box. You can also choose a different box or even choose to pass and skip that month. You won't be charged if you skip! The window to choose your box is the 20th- 24th of every month. 
The colors that I received in Junes box are too cute! My daughter let me paint her nails tonight with them! 
 They turned out great!
 Every box is $19.95 and you get free shipping. You can also choose to add on extras. You get jewels every month that you purchase and once you get so many, you can redeem for a free box! Subscribe to Julep Today! USE CODE FREEBOX to get your first box free!!! Hurry!
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Friday, July 18, 2014

Pixel Jewelry by Alex Toys {#Review}

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If you read my blog regularly, you would see that I mentioned Alex Toys a few days ago. Lydia is working with them on a few reviews for some really neat items! If you haven't heard of them- Alex Toys has been known since 1986 for their quality art supplies and art kids for kids. With over 300 rewards from Toy Experts and Magazines, their products including baby, bath time, preschoolers, pretend play, spa, fashion, jewelry and active play- are sold in over 80 countries. They are also known for POOF Toys, Slinky, Scientific Explorer and more!
Lydia received this cool Pixel Jewelry by Alex Toys for a review. It comes with so much! You can make 17 accessories with this kit! It comes with 1500 melty beads in 12 bright colors, design board, 50 sticky gems and pearls, 10 full color pattern sheets, plastic black chain, metal keychain, 2 satin cords, 16 jewelry findings, 3 rings, 2 hair clips, 4 sticky felt shapes, 2 brooch pins, wax paper and easy instructions.
 Making the items is pretty neat. I love how it comes with the accessories and just enough to make what she needs!
To make one of the accessories, you simply choose a pattern sheet and add it under your design board.
 You add the melty beads onto the board. The template has the colors that you need. I love this!
 After you get it together, you add the paper over the beads and iron for 10 seconds. I helped Lydia with this so she didn't burn herself. You peel the design from the paper, place the paper on the other side and repeat.
 You now have an awesome pixel creation. Now, I am aware that she messed up and didn't add the correct bead. BUT this teaches her she should pay more attention to detail.
 The instructions told us how to add it to her clip so she can wear in her hair. How cute?!
Lydia also made a ring! It is adorable!!
She is in love with it! She also made a brooch and I had to make myself a key chain. 
We saved the rest of the beads for a rainy day. We didn't want to make all of the projects at once! As you can tell this is a ton of fun! I am happy that Lydia received this for a review! I would recommend using tweezers to pick up the beads. She kept dropping them and it made her frustrated. Other than that, it is great!! If you want Pixel Jewelry by Alex Toys for yourself, you can find it on their website for $19.95! Check out their store locator on their website to find a store that carries their brands near you. Alex Brands has so many products to offer your child! Check them out for yourself! This will make a great Christmas or Birthday Gift! You can also visit Alex Brands on their social media below!
*Disclaimer: The Small Things received Pixel Jewelry by Alex Toys to facilitate this review. All opinions are our own*
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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Calico Critters Lakeside Lodge & Hazelnut Chipmunk Family {#Review} {#Giveaway}

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Until recently I had never heard of Calico Critters. Calico Critters are a line of miniature animal figures, with homes, furniture and accessories. The animal figures are unique because they are made of a special flocked material. My daughter Lydia went nuts when she seen them at Toys "R" Us awhile back. Calico Critters are a product of International Playthings, LLC. International Playthings has been in the business of designing, manufacturing, importing and distributing quality toys for over 45 years. ALL of their products are tested for safety and this includes checking for the presence of lead and other harmful chemicals! They have so many items for your little ones and toys for all ages.  Lydia received a Calico Critters Lakeside Lodge & Hazelnut Chipmunk Family from them for review. 
 As you can see, she was pretty thrilled!
 The Calico Critters Lakeside Lodge was a surprise to us because it was a Bonus Gift Set! It has 60 pieces, including the lodge, 2 bunny critters, and a 7 passenger van! 
 The pieces were super easy to put together and they were self explanatory.
There were instructions on two flaps of the box as well!
The two bunnies that came with the set are completely ADORABLE! The lodge is so cute and has so many features. The porch can move anywhere you want it to be.. and it has a hot tub hidden inside of it!
After Lydia put it together, she wanted to open her Calico Critters Chipmunk Family so that she can play with them all together.
This Chipmunk Family is SOO CUTE! They are all fuzzy. I do want to mention that all of the Calico Critters clothing are removable! Learn more about them: Mother, Savannah is a famous fashion stylist. Father, John is a furniture designer. Sister, Sarah likes taking pictures of her favorite moments. Brother, Dominic is energetic and loves to climb trees. The Lakeside Lodge Bonus Gift Set came with Birthday Party extras! It came with adorable decorations, presents and food! Check them out below. Lydia set it all up for you! It came with the cutest tiny forks, cups and more!
 Lydia put their hats on and decorated. She wanted little bunny to celebrate in style. She said they had to open presents before they ate.
 After she had them all open presents, she had them eat their salad with lemonade to drink.
 She then made them all eat pizza.. whew I would be so full by now!
After she had them all eat pizza, it was time for cake! How cute is this?
 After she had her critters eat, she told me it was time for them to nap in their hammocks. The Lakeside Lodge has two of them for these little guys to relax in!
 It also has a cute balcony and ladder to the top!
The outside balcony is cute too! She told me here that Mrs. Bunny was telling Savannah "Thank you for coming". This little 7 passenger van that came with the bonus set is just too cute. You can add your stickers where they belong and choose how you want the seats to be. The back hatch opens up as well.
 She loaded everyone up so that they can go on a road trip. The littles have car seats with seat belts too!
 Two of the doors open for easy access. So many cute details.
I had a giggle over the Baby In Car Sticker. Too cute! Overall, I completely love both products she received! The Calico Critters Lakeside Lodge & Hazelnut Chipmunk Family are both adorable. These products have so much detail with them. They are so realistic and life like!  These are toys for her to play with for years to come! The Calico Critters Lakeside Lodge can be purchased for $59.95. The Hazelnut Chipmunk Family can be purchase for $22.95! You can purchase them on their website via one of the links above, at Toys "R" Us, Barnes & Noble Stores and other toy and mass merchandise retailers! Be sure to visit Calico Critters on their social media below! 
Win it: One lucky reader is going to win a Calico Critters Hazelnut Chipmunk Family of their own! Giveaway ends 7/31/14. Giveaway is open to the Continental USA. Entrants must complete the first  entries to unlock the rest! Completing ALL entries will increase your odds. No purchase necessary to enter. Enter with the giveaway tools below! Goodluck! 
*Disclaimer: The Small Things received the products in this post to facilitate this review. All opinions are our own. The Small Things is not responsible for prize shipment. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and IG are not affiliated with this giveaway*
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Fruity Pebbles "Rice Krispies" Treats {#DIY}

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My daughter Lydia made Fruity Pebbles "Rice Krispies" Treats this evening. She was supervised of course. You will need the following to make yours!
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 10 Oz Package of mini marshmallows
  • 6 Cups of Fruity Pebbles
In a large sauce pan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until melted. Slowly add in your fruity pebbles. Make sure they are completely covered. Pour into a greased pan and allow to cool. Ours took 4 hours to settle and get hard.
She added mini chocolate chips on half of them! Quick and kid friendly treat for the kiddos to make! Thanks for reading!
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SurpriseRide Subscription Box {#Giveaway}

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Surprise Ride Subscription Box Giveaway  
Welcome to the Surprise Ride Subscription Box Giveaway
Hosted by Miss Frugal Mommy & Sponsored by Surprise Ride

About Surprise Ride

“The idea for Surprise Ride came when we, sisters and aunts of two active and curious boys, struggled to find unique gifts that would add value to our nephews’ lives. Having experienced tremendous economic hardship during our own childhood, we remembered a simpler time when what we enjoyed most as kids was getting immersed in activities with siblings and parents. We were fortunate to have a dad who was an artist by profession and facilitated DIY activities. He always encouraged us to bring our imaginations to life. Those projects shaped who we are and our view of the world. We want to help busy parents give their kids that same opportunity to evolve through play. Surprise Ride was born from the desire to have a lasting impact on the lives of children, beyond the latest toy or video game.” 
You can discover more about this amazing subscription box service in Miss Frugal Mommy’s review! Now for the exciting part! One lucky fan is going to win a 1 month subscription to Surprise Ride.  This giveaway is open to US residents 18 and older. Enter to win in the giveaway tools below, all entries will be verified, one entrant per household or you will immediately be disqualified. Winner will be contacted via email and has 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Prize fulfillment is the responsibility of the sponsor and not the participating bloggers. Good Luck!!!
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