Thursday, April 23, 2015

{REVIEW} Simply Personalized - Child's Personalized Book!


Simply Personalized was kind enough to let me review one of their personalized books.  Since my son's birthday was coming up and he is starting to read, I chose "My Name is...".  It was the perfect book for him!
The book is a wonderfully delightful story about how the child's name was chosen.  Each page features a different letter in the child's name (as well as letters that are not in their name). The corresponding page has a fun illustration of something that relates to that letter.  For example, the page that talks about "A" has an "Apple Tree".
This book was designed alongside with education professionals!  A unique thing about this book, is that on the bottom of each page, there is space for the child to practice writing the upper case and lower case alphabet of whatever letter is highlighted on that page.
Our book arrived just a few days before my son's 5th birthday -- which was perfect timing! I was so excited to be able to give him this book as one of his gifts.  Being a boy, of course he received lots of toys, legos, games and such, but I have to say, this book is one that really stood out for him (and myself). He was so excited to see a book with his name in it. It was so cute to see his eyes widen and mouth drop in awe - a book....with HIS name on it. Of course, we had to read it immediately. And as soon as we were it again....and again. The excitement of his new birthday toys wore out fairly quickly. However, this book has been a staple in our lives since he received it.  It is his most requested bedtime book and what he shows to anyone who comes over for a visit.
The book has bright, colorful pages that really stand out. Each letter has a corresponding page with something new and fun to look at.  Each story page that talks about a specific letter has space for the child to practice writing that letter. It is beautifully bound and something that my son will cherish for years to come.
Simply Personalized has a HUGE assortment of not only personalized children's books, but they also offer stationary, engraved and monogramed glassware, wall art, clothing and accessories and so much more. Their site is easy to navigate. If you're not sure what to get, you can sort by the person you are looking to purchase a gift for, the occasion, theme or type! If you sign up for their newsletter (link located at bottom of their page), you will get 10% off on your next purchase too!

Connect with Simply Personalized on Twitter at: @BuyPersonalized

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I received a free personalized book from Simply Personalized in exchange for writing a review. All opinions expressed are my own. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Happy Family Brand - Buy One, Get One FREE Coupon (inc Happy Baby and Happy Tot Pouch)

Hooray! If you have a little one at home, you will definetly want to take advantage of this offer!

Click here or here to score a Buy One, Get One FREE coupon good for any Happy Baby or Happy Tot Pouch!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Jamba Juice: FREE Juice or Smoothie - April 23, 9-11AM

Jamba JuiceWah Hoooooo Jamba lovers mark your calendars! On Thursday (April 23rd) get a FREE Small Juice or Smoothie at Jamba Juice! All you need to do is head into any participating location between 9AM-11AM to get your tasty freebie. If they happen to ask for a coupon, make sure to present this coupon to them.  Enjoy!

Friday, April 17, 2015

FREE 20 PointsFrom Pampers Gifts To Grow!

Woo hoo! There’s a new 20 Point Code for Pampers Gifts to Grow! Simply enter code C4M8T4YFRDM2015 to get your 20 FREE Points 

FREE Seventeen Magazine Subscription

Yay! Another free magazine subscription offer! All you need to do is head on over here and fill out your information to get a FREE one-year subscription to Seventeen magazine (courtesy of Rewards Country)! As always, these offers come with no strings attached, and you’ll never receive a bill.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Krispy Kreme - BOGO Free dozen Doughnuts April 28th

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Head's up Savvy Shoppers!!! Mark your calendars! On April 28th, Krispy Kreme will be offering up an awesome deal - Buy 1 Get 1 FREE Dozen Original Glazed Doughnuts! No coupon necessary. Click here for more info! Yum Yum

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

FREE Redbox Code Text Offer

RedboxI seriously love Redbox.  Here is yet ANOTHER FREE Redbox code offer. Simply text the word SHOPS to 727272! Mine doesn't expire until April you have time to use the code! Redeem it at the kiosk or at  Click here to find a Redbox near you!

Monday, April 13, 2015

FREE Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's April 14th

Screen Shot 2015-03-18 at 6.01.50 PMAre you ready for some free ice cream? :D On Tuesday April 14th, Ben & Jerry’s will be giving away FREE Scoops of Ice Cream! All you need to do is stop in at any Ben & Jerry’s location between 12PM – 8 PM to grab your FREE Scoop! Click here for their locator. For more information, visit theBen & Jerry’s website.

FREE Subscription to Shape Magazine

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Pampers Gifts To Grow - Add 20 More Points

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Friday, April 10, 2015

7-Eleven : Slurpee Bring Your Own Cup Day and Fill It for $1.49 on April 11th

Check this out! On April 11th from 11AM to 7PM, you can head on over to participating 7-Eleven to take part in Bring Your Own Cup Day! All you have do is bring your own cup (re: think a BIG cup) and fill it up for $1.49! There are a few restrictions such as - your cup must fit through a 10″ hole. Click here for full details!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

FREE 1 Year Subscription to Martha Stewart Living Magazine

Martha Stewart LivingHere's another one!!! RewardsGold is offering a FREE 1-Year Subscription to ‘Martha Stewart Living’ Magazine! Hurry over here fill out the form, and complete a survey. Your first issue should arrive within 8 to 10 weeks…and best of all, you won’t ever be billed!

FREE 1 Year Subscription to Family Fun Magazine

Head over to Family Vacation Critic and enter your email address in the box that is located at the top right of the screen.  Once you do that, you will be taken to a page where you can fill out your address. There are no stings attached and you’ll never receive a bill. You will get your first copy of Family Fun in 6-8 weeks. Enjoy!

Recipe - Baby Oatmeal with Bananas

 It's hard to believe that my little love buy will be 1 in just a week! Where has the time gone? It feels like just yesterday when we were bringing her home from the hospital.

Her favorite foods right now are: avocado with egg yolks, apple baby yogurt, banana peach puree, yam and oatmeal with banana.  We've tried carrots, but they were a no go. She enjoyed peas for a while, but not anymore. I made both my son's and now my daughter's food from scratch using a Beaba. For my son, to thicken it, I would used the instant boxed oatmeal that you can get at various grocery stores (Earth's Best brand). For Ms. E, I wanted to try and make the oatmeal myself. I did some research and came up with this really simple and easy to do recipe.

First of all -- they are babies -- so they won't eat a lot. You don't need to make more than 1/4 or 1/3 cup of oatmeal. (I purchase regular oats from the grocery store).

When I'm ready to make, I boil 2x as much water as oats I'm going to cook. Let's say I'm going to make 1/4 cup of oats. Then I will boil 1/2 cup of water.  Once the water is boiling, I put in the oats and reduce the heat. It takes about 5 minutes. Stirring occasionally.  Once the water is all gone, I turn off the stove, but a top on the pan and let it sit a few minutes.  The next step is putting the cooked oats into the blender (we have a VitaMix). I add in 1 banana and just a little bit of water. Depending on how thick (or thin) you want your oatmeal to be you would add less/more water. I add maybe 2-3 tablespoons.
Once everything is together, I start to blend on a low setting. Slowly, I will turn the blender speed higher and higher until it is on almost the highest setting. From there, I will let it go for 2-3 minutes. After I turn it off, I taste test to make sure there are no chunks. It is delish and the baby loves it too. You can even add a dash of cinnamon to add even more flavor to it!


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Coupon for FREE Reese’s Chocolate

Reese'sThis offer ends on April 10th so hurry hurry hurry!  Hop on over to Facebook to grab a FREE Reese’s Chocolate Product Coupon! You can also click here for a non-Facebook link. All you need to do is create a starting line up and fill out your address. The coupon (up to $2 value) will be mailed to you within 6 weeks! YUM

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

{FREE} Free RedBox Movie Rental

Happy Wednesday my wonderful Smart Savvy Mama readers! Redbox is offering up a FREE one day DVD rental.  All you need to do is text the word DOUBLE to 727-272 and you will receive a text back with a code!
Happy Movie Watching

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

{Review} Pear Tree Greetings Personalized Children's Book Review

Personalized children's books are so magical! When I was a child, I had a book that was personalized with my name and I absolutely loved it.  I would read it over and over and was so in awe that there was a book...ABOUT ME! It was so fun to read my name -- in a book -- written just for me. It made me feel so special.  This is why I love children's books that are personalized with their names. It is something that is unique and so special to that child -- something that they will cherish for years to come.

I was given the opportunity to have a personalized book sent to me by Pear Tree Greetings to review. Since my daughter will be turning 1 this month, I chose the My Very Happy Birthday Book For Girls. They have 29 different personalized children's books to choose from...and let me tell you, all of the books looked so wonderful, that I really had a hard time choosing just 1. I ultimately, chose the birthday book since Ms. E's birthday is coming up this month, but there were so many others I was debating between.

My book arrived quickly -- much quicker than anticipated! I was so excited when it was delivered...but not as excited as when I opened the package and saw what an adorable book it was. It looked so professional! I was astounded not only by the wonderful quality of the cover and pages, but also the content. Seemingly every page had my daughter's name on there or some unique detail about her. The story was very sweet and cute about animals getting ready to celebrate her birthday. They talked in rhymes, making the story flow smoothly. This particular book was a board book, but Pear Tree Greetings has regular books as well.  The birthday books can be for ages 1-10 or there is the option of "any" which I'm guessing the book won't specify a specific age.

If you are in the market for getting your child a personalized book, I highly recommend checking out the selection at Pear Tree Greetings. Their books are absolutely beautiful and their quality astounding.

Pear Tree Greetings does not only personalized books, but personalized greeting cards, stationary, invitations, graduation announcements, birth announcements, kids birthday invitations, wall art and so much more. Check them out, you won't be disappointed!

I received a free personalized book from Pear Tree Greetings in exchange for writing a review. All opinions expressed are my own. 

Monday, April 6, 2015

{FREE} Sprinkles Giving Away Free Cupcakes on April 13 for Its 10th Birthday

Hey ho!!! Mark your calendars! In honor of their 10th birthday, Sprinkles will be giving away free cupcakes to their customers on April 13th. YUM-O

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Cordskinz Review and GIVEAWAY


One of my biggest pet peeves when getting ready to work out is untangling my ear buds - EVERY.SINGLE.TIME. Even when I do my best to wrap them up nicely before putting them away, without a doubt, the very next time, they will be tangled AGAIN!  

That is where Cordskinz comes in to the rescue!  Just as their name implies, Cordskinz are exactly that - an earbuds wrap! They are a thicker plastic that you slip over your earbud cord. Once in place, the tendency for tangled cords is dramatically reduced.  There is a tool that you receive with your order that you use to slip the Cordskinz over the earbud cord. You can cut the length of it to customize it for your specific needs.  It really is quite easy to figure out how to apply it, but just in case you need a little extra help, Cordskinz has a video on their site that shows you exactly what to do. What is awesome, is that Cordskinz comes in various colors, so you can customize your cord to whatever color you'd like!  Once on, you will no longer worry about tangled cords!  Your earbud cord tangling problems will be but a distant memory!

Cordskinz provides three main values 
1) Easy Anti-Tangle
2) Cord-Protection
3) Ability to style earbuds.

And now the fun part - enter to win your very Cordskinz! 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Free Subscription To Parents Magazine

Hurry on over here to score a FREE one year subscription to Parents magazine from FreeBizMag. There are no strings attached and you will never receive a bill. Allow 6-10 weeks for delivery.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Free Subscription to Maxim Magazine

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FREE Subscription to Shape Magazine

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Pampers Rewards: FREE 10 Points

Pampers Gifts to Grow members! Enter the code FB899C9C6788C15 to score 10 points valid through April 4th.

{FREE} Hurry Hurry free one year subscription to Better Homes and Gardens Magazine!!!

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