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Getting Holiday Clean is Easy with Grab Green + Giveaway #GiftIdea

This holiday season, let Grab Green help you with the cleanup. From caked on and baked on dishes, all the way down to the kitchen linens and laundry, Grab Green has you covered! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide @grabgreen #giveaway

~ Thank you to Grab Green for providing product for my review. Opinions are 100% my own.~

If you’re hosting a gathering this holiday season, it’s not just the decorations, food and table settings you have to worry about. You also have to think ahead to the cleanup. And nobody likes the cleanup – NOBODY! But with the help of Grab Green, you can save your elbow grease for another day.

Grab Green carries some of my kitchen and laundry favorites, from dishwashing pods to hand soap, all purpose cleaner, laundry detergent pods and so much more. As much as I want to keep them all to myself, their products make daily and seasonal cleaning a breeze, so I just have to share. And on top of their effectiveness, Grab Green only offers products with natural and non-toxic ingredients.

Both our products and formulas are non-toxic: No phthalates, solvents, ammonia, phosphates, fillers, optical brighteners, masking agents or dyes. EVER!

Today I want to focus on holiday cleanup because all those family gatherings are here and there’s no turning back. Just think of all the dirty plates, silverware, pots, pans and even linens and laundry. Yeap, laundry too. If you have family staying over at your house, you’re going to have double the laundry. Ugh!

This holiday season, let Grab Green help you with the cleanup. From caked on and baked on dishes, all the way down to the kitchen linens and laundry, Grab Green has you covered! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide @grabgreen #giveaway

The easiest part of holiday cleanup is throwing all the dishes in the dishwasher, but sometimes standard dishwasher tabs just don’t get the whole job done. I’ve had many occasions when emptying my dishwasher, where I come across some dishes that weren’t clean. There was either some type of residue or even leftover food stuck to the dishes.

That’s not the case with Grab Green’s dishwashing pods. They always leave a film-free finish and streak-free shine. Oh, and the pods come in different scents, too (or fragrance free). The red pear with magnolia is my favorite! I’ve been using this scent regularly and when I open the dishwasher after running a load, the smell is amazing. Even my dish cabinet has a hint of a fruity/floral scent.

This holiday season, let Grab Green help you with the cleanup. From caked on and baked on dishes, all the way down to the kitchen linens and laundry, Grab Green has you covered! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide @grabgreen #giveaway

This holiday season, let Grab Green help you with the cleanup. From caked on and baked on dishes, all the way down to the kitchen linens and laundry, Grab Green has you covered! #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide @grabgreen #giveaway

And those stubborn pots and pans that have the baked on and caked on mess? Grab Green Cookware & Bakeware Cleaning Pods take care of those! This is actually the first time I’ve used these, but after just one use I instantly knew we’d be best friends.

Simply place one pod in the messy dish (or pot, or pan), add hot water and swish it around to release the pod’s cleaning power. Then just let it sit for 5-10 minutes and wipe it clean. It really is that easy!

The Cookware & Bakeware Cleaning Pods come in a tangerine with lemongrass scent and as soon as the water hits that pod, it’s like an explosion of tangerine. When I used one earlier this week, my kitchen smelled amazing for hours afterward.

If you want to try these, I have a special giveaway for you at the bottom of the post. Just keep scrolling! Trust me, these are a total game changer when it comes to cleanup so you’ll definitely want to try them, especially with all the baking I know you have going on!

This holiday season, let Grab Green help you with the cleanup. From caked on and baked on dishes, all the way down to the kitchen linens and laundry, Grab Green has you covered! #giftidea #giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide @grabgreen

As for taking care of the linens from the holiday gathering – napkins, placemats, tablecloths, dish towels, dish rags, oven mits, etc. (bet you didn’t realize there were so many linens to wash, huh?) – and all that laundry you now have to do for your in-home guests, you’ll want to use Grab Green’s new Stoneworks Laundry Detergent.

I’ve tried other Grab Green laundry detergents in the past so I couldn’t wait to try the new Stoneworks line, and it definitely didn’t disappoint. I tried the Olive Leaf scent because it’s noted as fresh and fruity, which is right up my alley. Who knew anything associated with olives could smell so good?

And hands down, this is one of the most effective laundry detergent pods I’ve ever used. We have kids, so ketchup is king of condiments around here and that means ketchup stains on everything. After a week of my kids clothing sitting with ketchup stains, Stoneworks Laundry Detergent took out every single one, even without any pre-treatment. That alone says a lot, in my opinion. I’ve actually tossed shirts in the trash because I couldn’t get the ketchup stains out.

Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Buy Grab Green now!

So, what more do I need to say? Grab Green makes holiday cleanup a complete breeze! These products would be great gifts for the host or hostess of your holiday gathering, so order today. I won’t blame you if you sneak a few extra products in there for yourself, either, whether you’re the one hosting or not!

Dishwashing Detergent Pods:  24 ct. ($8.00) / 60 ct. ($16.50) / 132 ct. ($39.00)

Cookware & Bakeware Cleaner Pods: 15 ct. ($5.00)

Stoneworks Laundry Detergent: 50 ct. ($12.99)

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway below, where 1 lucky Making Time reader will win a 15 count package of  Tangerine with Lemongrass scented Cookware & Bakeware Cleaner Pods!

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Enter to win a 15 count pack of Cookware & Bakeware Cleaner Pods from @grabgreen! Not only will the cleaner pods lift baked on and caked on messes, but the tangerine with lemongrass scent gives off an amazing aroma. #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide #giveaway

This giveaway is open to US Residents, ages 18+ and ends on December 23, 2016 at 11:59 pm est.  Random winner will be notified via email and must respond within 24 hours or prize will be forfeited. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment.

 

 

*Thank you to Grab Green for providing these cleaning products and inspiring me to keep cleanup effortless. My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand. Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand. Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Holiday Adventures with The Cat in the Hat + Giveaway #GiftIdea

"Here we go go go go, on an adventure! The Thinga-Ma-Jigger is up and away. Go go go go, on an adventure. We're flying with the Cat in the Hat today!" Enter today to #win two Cat in the Hat holiday features from NCircle Entertainment and enjoy some fun filled adventures with the ever classic Cat in the Hat! #giveaway #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

~Thank you to NCircle Entertainment for providing product for my review. Opinions are still 100% my own.~

One of my favorite things about the holidays are all of the Christmas themed movies. From the old school animated cartoons, to modern movies and even episodes of TV shows. I love them all! In fact, I’m no stranger to watching Home Alone during the summer.

This year, NCircle Entertainment is helping us expand our holiday movie collection by adding a few children’s favorites, including a handful of holiday adventures with The Cat in the Hat. How classic is that?

"Here we go go go go, on an adventure! The Thinga-Ma-Jigger is up and away. Go go go go, on an adventure. We're flying with the Cat in the Hat today!" Enter today to #win two Cat in the Hat holiday features from NCircle Entertainment and enjoy some fun filled adventures with the ever classic Cat in the Hat! #giveaway #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! and The Cat in the Hat: Told from the Cold offer almost two hours of combined fun filled holiday entertainment. And of course, it wouldn’t be The Cat in the Hat without appearances from Fish, Sally and Nick, and Thing 1 and Thing 2. Oh, and don’t let me forget The Thinga-Ma-Jigger. We can’t go on any holiday adventures with The Cat in the Hat if we don’t have The Thinga-Ma-Jigger!

Here we go go go go,

on an adventure!

The Thinga-Ma-Jigger is up and away.

Go go go go,

on an adventure.

We’re flying with The Cat in the Hat today!

"Here we go go go go, on an adventure! The Thinga-Ma-Jigger is up and away. Go go go go, on an adventure. We're flying with the Cat in the Hat today!" Enter today to #win two Cat in the Hat holiday features from NCircle Entertainment and enjoy some fun filled adventures with the ever classic Cat in the Hat! #giveaway #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Yesterday the kids and I sat down to enjoy our new holiday features and then took a break for some coloring. Not only does NCircle Entertainment provide DVDs, but they also offer tons of educational activities, including coloring pages, mazes, word puzzles, matching and spot the difference activities and even fun online games. It’s all-around “Entertainment that Educates!”

"Here we go go go go, on an adventure! The Thinga-Ma-Jigger is up and away. Go go go go, on an adventure. We're flying with the Cat in the Hat today!" Enter today to #win two Cat in the Hat holiday features from NCircle Entertainment and enjoy some fun filled adventures with the ever classic Cat in the Hat! #giveaway #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

"Here we go go go go, on an adventure! The Thinga-Ma-Jigger is up and away. Go go go go, on an adventure. We're flying with the Cat in the Hat today!" Enter today to #win two Cat in the Hat holiday features from NCircle Entertainment and enjoy some fun filled adventures with the ever classic Cat in the Hat! #giveaway #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Since we’d been watching some holiday adventures with The Cat in the Hat, I thought it was only fitting that we each work on a coloring page that featured The Thinga-Ma-Jigger and all of our favorite characters. It was very easy to print the coloring pages right from NCircle Entertainment’s website and we all had a great time expressing our creative side.

My kids and I had quite the day with The Cat in the Hat and your family can too! NCircle Entertainment is giving 1 lucky Making Time reader their very own copies of The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! and The Cat in the Hat: Told from the Cold! Simply enter using the giveaway form below. And don’t forget to check out all the fun little extra activities and games NCircle Entertainment has to offer!

Making Time 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Buy The Cat in the Hat now!

When I was a kid I could always count on my mom (or Santa) to fill my stocking to the brim with all kinds of treats and goodies, and DVDs make perfect stocking stuffers! If you want to ensure your child gets to enjoy these holiday adventures with The Cat in the Hat, or browse some other holiday titles, simply visit NCircle Entertainment.

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! – $8.99

The Cat in the Hat: Told in the Cold – $5.99

"Here we go go go go, on an adventure! The Thinga-Ma-Jigger is up and away. Go go go go, on an adventure. We're flying with the Cat in the Hat today!" Enter today to #win two Cat in the Hat holiday features from NCircle Entertainment and enjoy some fun filled adventures with the ever classic Cat in the Hat! #giveaway #giftidea #HolidayGiftGuide

Does your family enjoy taking adventures with The Cat in the Hat?

Connect with In this new DVD, Autumn Journey: Guess How Much I Love You, your children will follow Little Nutbrown Hare and his friends on 6 autumn adventures. Enter now for a chance to win your very own copy! #giveawayWebsite / Facebook / Twitter

This giveaway is open to US Residents, ages 18+ and ends on December 21, 2016 at 11:59 pm est.  Random winner will be notified via email and must respond within 24 hours or prize will be forfeited. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment.

 

*I received samples free of charge from NCircle Entertainment as part of their Brand Ambassadorship.  My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand. Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

December to Remember Giveaway Hop (20+ Prizes)

'Tis the season for giving and #TheHoppingBloggers are hosting a #DecembertoRemember #giveaway hop. Enter to win the grand prize + over 20 other bloggers prizes! Start at Making Time for your chance to win a $15 Amazon gift card and then link to the other blogger giveaways!

Welcome to the December to Remember Giveaway Hop brought to you by The Hopping Bloggers!

Hosted By: Mama Smith’s and Women and Their Pretties

Co-Hosted By: Mystery Shopping Teacher & Everyday Life

Sponsored By: EatSmart

'Tis the season for giving and #TheHoppingBloggers are hosting a #DecembertoRemember #giveaway hop. Enter to win the grand prize + over 20 other bloggers prizes! Start at Making Time for your chance to win a $15 Amazon gift card and then link to the other blogger giveaways!

CLICK ON THE IMAGE ABOVE TO ENTER TO WIN THE GRAND PRIZE. THEN COME BACK AND SCROLL DOWN TO ENTER MAKING TIME’S GIVEAWAY BELOW + LINK TO MANY MORE!

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Many bloggers have come together to bring you some amazing prizes! Each prize is worth a minimum of $15, but some are worth much more. There is no limit to how many you can win – so enter them all! GOOD LUCK!

Enter to win a $15 Amazon gift card from Making Time + link to many more blogger giveaways! #DecembertoRemember #TheHoppingBloggers #giveaway

Start right here with Making Time’s very own $15 Amazon gift card giveaway! Just use this entry form to enter and when you’re done, hop to the other blogger giveaways below.

*This giveaway is open to US and Canada residents, ages 18+ and ends on December 20, 2016 at 11:59 pm est. Random winner will be notified via email and must respond within 24 hours or prize will be forfeited. Making Time is responsible for prize fulfillment.

 

 


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*Making Time was in no way compensated for this post and did not receive any product. Making Time is responsible for prize fulfillment of the $15 Amazon Gift Card, but in no way responsible for fulfillment of any other giveaway prizes. Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brands and hosting/co-hosting blogs.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Singing Our Way to the Top with a Family Holiday Tradition

We're getting ready for this year's family movie night holiday tradition by belting out some high notes into our Holiday Honeycomb Micro"cones." Why? Because this year's family movie night feature is the December 21st release of SING©! #PostfortheHolidays #SINGMovieSweeps #PostSave$4 #ad
 

The holiday season is among us and flying by, might I add. We’re accomplishing and marking off one family holiday tradition right after another. But one that doesn’t take place until Christmas Eve, is our tradition of family movie night.

Every Christmas Eve, right before the kids go to bed and Santa gets to do his thing, we gather in front of the TV as a family and choose a movie to watch. This year, we’re taking that tradition to the next level and instead of watching a movie at home, we’re heading to the theaters.

Why the change, you ask? Because we are just way too excited to see the new movie, SING© which hits theaters on December 21st. Since it’s a new release, we won’t be able to watch it at home so movie theaters, here we come!

We’re a family who loves singing and dancing, and music in general. That’s what makes the SING© movie the perfect choice for this particular family holiday tradition of ours.

We're getting ready for this year's family movie night holiday tradition by belting out some high notes into our Holiday Honeycomb Micro"cones." Why? Because this year's family movie night feature is the December 21st release of SING©! #PostfortheHolidays #SINGMovieSweeps #PostSave$4 #ad

We're getting ready for this year's family movie night holiday tradition by belting out some high notes into our Holiday Honeycomb Micro"cones." Why? Because this year's family movie night feature is the December 21st release of SING©! #PostfortheHolidays #SINGMovieSweeps #PostSave$4 #ad

To prepare ourselves for the movie, we’re enjoying some family fun time beforehand by belting out some high notes into our Holiday Honeycomb® Micro”cones.” You see, the SING© movie is about 5 animals with different backgrounds and in different stages of their lives, entering a singing competition. And every singer needs a microphone, right? Well, in our case, a micro”cone.”

We're getting ready for this year's family movie night holiday tradition by belting out some high notes into our Holiday Honeycomb Micro"cones." Why? Because this year's family movie night feature is the December 21st release of SING©! #PostfortheHolidays #SINGMovieSweeps #PostSave$4 #ad

Before we could make our Holiday Honeycomb® Micro”cones,” we had to go to Target to get everything we’d need, including the key ingredient, Honeycombs®. My son spotted the bright yellow box almost immediately, as it was easily accessible to him on the bottom shelf and surrounded by other Post Cereal brands.

As soon as we got home, we got to work!

We're getting ready for this year's family movie night holiday tradition by belting out some high notes into our Holiday Honeycomb Micro"cones." Why? Because this year's family movie night feature is the December 21st release of SING©! #PostfortheHolidays #SINGMovieSweeps #PostSave$4 #ad

We're getting ready for this year's family movie night holiday tradition by belting out some high notes into our Holiday Honeycomb Micro"cones." Why? Because this year's family movie night feature is the December 21st release of SING©! #PostfortheHolidays #SINGMovieSweeps #PostSave$4 #ad

We're getting ready for this year's family movie night holiday tradition by belting out some high notes into our Holiday Honeycomb Micro"cones." Why? Because this year's family movie night feature is the December 21st release of SING©! #PostfortheHolidays #SINGMovieSweeps #PostSave$4 #ad

We're getting ready for this year's family movie night holiday tradition by belting out some high notes into our Holiday Honeycomb Micro"cones." Why? Because this year's family movie night feature is the December 21st release of SING©! #PostfortheHolidays #SINGMovieSweeps #PostSave$4 #ad

5.0 from 2 reviews
Holiday Honeycomb® Micro"cones"
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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Serves: 12
 
These Holiday Honeycomb® Micro"cones" will surely get your family belting out some high notes.
Ingredients
  • 12 ice cream cones
  • ½ box Honeycomb® cereal
  • ½ bag salted pretzels
  • ½ package holiday M&Ms
  • 1 package white chocolate chips
  • 1 package small marshmallows
  • Red and green food coloring
Instructions
  1. Crush a handful of pretzels in a ziploc bag and a handful of Honeycombs® in another.
  2. Place a handful of marshmallows and handful of white chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 20-30 seconds (just enough to slightly melt them).
  3. Mix a few drops of food coloring into the melted marshmallows and white chocolate chips.
  4. Add the crushed pretzels and Honeycombs® to the mixture.
  5. Spoon the mixture into an ice cream cone, forming a ball-like shape.
  6. Let cool/harden for a few minutes in the refrigerator.
  7. Grab a Holiday Honeycomb® Micro"cone" and let those notes out! After your performance, enjoy your eatable microphone.

 

We're getting ready for this year's family movie night holiday tradition by belting out some high notes into our Holiday Honeycomb Micro"cones." Why? Because this year's family movie night feature is the December 21st release of SING©! #PostfortheHolidays #SINGMovieSweeps #PostSave$4 #ad

Here’s a little glimpse into the fun we’ve been having singing into our Holiday Honeycomb® Micro”cones.” My kids might look at me like I’m a little crazy, but it’s all in fun and something they’ll remember for years to come. And when they’re older, hopefully they’ll continue this family holiday tradition and maybe even enjoy the movie, SING© with their family.

As if this weren’t enough fun and excitement, you have the chance to see the SING© movie for free! By purchasing participating Post Brand Cereals and entering the SING© Movie Sweepstakes*, you can instantly win prizes like movie tickets (which you can use to see SING©, of course), speakers and so much more. And did I mention there’s a grand prize worth $100,000?!

What are some of your family holiday traditions?

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Promotion starts 11/1/16 at 12:00 PM (noon) ET and ends 3/31/2017 at 11:59:59 PM ET. Open only to legal residents of the 50 US/DC, 18 years of age or older. See Official Rules for instructions on how to enter, how to obtain codes without purchase, prize details, restrictions, odds of winning, etc. Void where prohibited by law. Sponsor: Post Consumer Brands, LLC.
~Thank you to Post Consumer Brands for sponsoring today’s post and keeping a family holiday tradition alive. This is a sponsored post in which I will receive compensation.  My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

My Dream Winter Bedroom is Just a Few Clicks Away

Luxor Linens can provide the luxury, comfort and warmth I need to stay cozy this winter season, without losing my bedroom’s dream winter style. #LuxorLinens #ad

~ This post contains affiliate links in which I may receive compensation for your purchase. Opinions are still 100% my own. ~

Whether I’m having a rough day, feeling under the weather, or just simply want to sit back and relax, the first place I turn to is my bed. And it’s not just times when I need some rest, but as a family we love crawling into bed and having a movie night from time to time. No matter what, my bed is a safe haven and should feel as such.

I never really knew how much I loved my bed until we started this recent move. I’ve gone from being comfortable and restful in my own bed, to a semi-comfortable hotel bed, to now sleeping on an air mattress until our belongings arrive on Monday. I now dream of the moment I can lay in my bed again.

This also has me thinking about what my dream winter bedroom consists of. We’ve moved from FL to the NJ area and the weather is obviously a big change. This will be the first true winter I’ve had in 10+ years so I need the perfect winter bedroom to bring me all the comforts I need during the cold season.

I’m already headed in the right direction with having a king size bed. I love all the room we have (at least when the kids aren’t taking over), but my linens could use some major upgrading. With everything my bed does for me and my family, we deserve to feel like royalty when laying in it. And when I want luxury bedding, I turn to Luxor Linens.

Just recently I was browsing the Luxor Linens website and pieced together my perfect winter bed, complete with two sheet sets (because sometimes a little change is nice), a duvet cover and an extra blanket.

I love the clean and sleek look of the colors white, grey and blue, and on top of that they remind me of winter and the beautiful scenery of snow I’ll soon be enjoying. It’s like bringing the outdoors in without the chilling feel. And I think starting with a color scheme was a good idea, otherwise I would have had a hard time choosing my pieces because Luxor Linens has tons of great pieces.

Luxor Linens can provide the luxury, comfort and warmth I need to stay cozy this winter season, without losing my bedroom’s dream winter style. #LuxorLinens #ad

The first thing I picked out was a sheet set. In keeping with the color scheme I wanted, my first pick was the Camelot Luxury Bamboo Sheet Set in the color white. There’s just something simple and elegant about white sheets, and I know how soft bamboo linens are so I can only imagine how soft these sheets will be.

Luxor Linens can provide the luxury, comfort and warmth I need to stay cozy this winter season, without losing my bedroom’s dream winter style. #LuxorLinens #ad

To continue my perfect winter bedroom vision, I moved on to a duvet cover. The Camelot Luxury Bamboo Collection actually has quite a few coordinating pieces, one of which is duvet covers. So that’s what I chose, a Camelot Luxury Bamboo Duvet Cover in the color grey. It keeps with the simple style of the sheets and I know it’s going to look amazing and feel even better.

Luxor Linens can provide the luxury, comfort and warmth I need to stay cozy this winter season, without losing my bedroom’s dream winter style. #LuxorLinens #ad

And then to top off my look, I decided to also choose an additional blanket. Even though I’m bringing winter into my bedroom, I do want to stay warm. I chose the Moderno Luxury Blanket in white check. It looks to almost have a hint of blue in it, so it’s perfect not only because it fits my color scheme, but the light texture and 100% organic cotton is perfect for layering and keeping me warm.

I can picture it now – clean and crisp white sheets, a classic grey duvet cover and the white check blanket folded and at the ready at the end of the bed. What could possibly top this off? Leave it to Luxor Linens to have the perfect addition – monogramming!

Luxor Linens can provide the luxury, comfort and warmth I need to stay cozy this winter season, without losing my bedroom’s dream winter style. #LuxorLinens #ad Luxor Linens can provide the luxury, comfort and warmth I need to stay cozy this winter season, without losing my bedroom’s dream winter style. #LuxorLinens #ad

It just so happens that the Camelot Luxury Bamboo Collection can all be monogrammed, from the pillow cases to the duvet covers. Talk about feeling like royalty! I think monogramming the grey duvet cover with navy blue lettering would be a perfect finishing touch for my winter bedroom.

Luxor Linens can provide the luxury, comfort and warmth I need to stay cozy this winter season, without losing my bedroom’s dream winter style. #LuxorLinens #ad

But remember I told you I actually chose two sheet sets? My second choice of sheet set was the Anina Striped 1000 Thread Count Cotton Soft Sheets in navy blue. Much different in color than the white sheet set, the navy blue will create a cool and serene nighttime winter feel in my bedroom and still works perfectly as an alternate with the duvet cover and blanket.

Not only do I love the navy color, but the stripe design adds some dimension to the overall look I’m going for and even matches the navy monogramming on the duvet cover. Did I mention this particular sheet set is part of Luxor Linens “Best Buy” (clearance) section? It’s a total score! Doesn’t get any better than getting luxury at a discount, right?

What does your dream winter bedroom look like?

Hopefully I’ve inspired you to piece together your own dream winter bedroom style and it’s just as comfy and luxurious as my own. And what if I told you Luxor Linens was willing to help you achieve that dream look? They totally are!

Simply partake in our Facebook discussion and tell us what your favorite Luxor Linens sheet set is, and you could win 30% off your entire purchase! Once you’ve taken part in the discussion come back here and enter below so your entry counts.

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This giveaway is open to US Residents, ages 18+ and ends on November 6, 2016 at 11:59 pm est. Random winner will be notified via email and must respond within 24 hours or prize will be forfeited. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment.
*This post contains affiliate links in which I may receive compensation for your purchase. I did not receive any product in exchange for this post. Opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand. Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand. Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Attack of the 14 Nights of Halloween #Giveaway

It's the Attack of the 14 Nights of Halloween #Giveaway! Enter to win a $250 Prize Pack filled with goodies from 10 wickedly fabulous shops! And 2 winners means better chances of winning! #Halloween

 

It’s that time of year again. The days are getting shorter, the air is getting cooler and the nights are getting spookier. Yes, it’s time for tricks and treats, goblins and ghouls, chills and thrills, and huge amounts of sugary sweets.

But at the Laughing Vixen Lounge blog, it’s also time for the 5th annual Attack of the 14 Nights of Halloween Giveaway. Join Laughing Vixen Lounge and our bewitching co-hosts The Kids Did It, The Mommy Island, Herding Cats and Burning Soup, The Hopping Bloggers, Mama Smith’s Reviews and Women and Their Pretties for a spooktacular Halloween event.

It's the Attack of the 14 Nights of Halloween #Giveaway! Enter to win a $250 Prize Pack filled with goodies from 10 wickedly fabulous shops! And 2 winners means better chances of winning! #Halloween

 

Enter to win a $250 Prize Pack filled with goodies from 10 wickedly fabulous shops. All shops are offering Gift Cards or your choice of item(s) so there will be something for everyone. You’ll find lots of unique, handcrafted and custom designs to choose from.

It's the Attack of the 14 Nights of Halloween #Giveaway! Enter to win a $250 Prize Pack filled with goodies from 10 wickedly fabulous shops! And 2 winners means better chances of winning! #Halloween

 

Visit the Laughing Vixen Lounge blog daily during the giveaway for the Halloween Movie Marathon. Test your movie knowledge with the Guess the Movie Game. Then try to solve the Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt, if you dare! Each event will get you daily entries in the giveaway plus a special giveaway for the Scavenger Hunt. Find full details for these events HERE.

It's the Attack of the 14 Nights of Halloween #Giveaway! Enter to win a $250 Prize Pack filled with goodies from 10 wickedly fabulous shops! And 2 winners means better chances of winning! #Halloween

 

My all time favorite Halloween themed movie is Hocus Pocus. My boyfriend laughs at me because he says it’s so childish and simply not a good movie, but you know what, I don’t care! It’s a movie I remember watching every October in preparation for Halloween and I’ll continue watching it every October. And now that I have my own children, they can enjoy it along with me.

Ready for that giveaway?! Start by commenting on this post and telling me what your favorite Halloween themed movie is, whether it’s an extreme thriller or something more fun like my favorite. Then enter the Rafflecopter widget below. To experience all the games, movies, shop features, giveaway info and all around awesome fun make sure to stop by the Laughing Vixen Lounge blog HERE.

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3 Functional Decorating Ideas for Board Games + Giveaway

Have you ever thought about using some of your board games as simple, yet functional home decor? The games Quarto and Quoridor from Gigamic are perfect for just that! Their simple elegance will surely add some character to any room. Check out these 3 functional decorating ideas I've been enjoying in my home using both of these brain games. #functionaldecorating #BrainGames

~This post contains affiliate links in which I may receive compensation for your purchase. Product was also provided in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own.~

As a working-at-home-mom, I spend A LOT of time in my home. Quite frankly, looking at the same four walls and the same decor gets old after a while. And coming up with new decorating ideas or DIY home improvement projects can be pretty tiring.

So when I’m looking for a change, sometimes it’s nice to be able to turn to something a little more simple. But what can be so simple that it doesn’t require much thought? I mean, we’re talking about decorating here. The answer? Board games! My guess is you’ve never even thought about using games for decorating, right?

Have you ever thought about using some of your board games as simple, yet functional home decor? The games Quarto and Quoridor from Gigamic are perfect for just that! Their simple elegance will surely add some character to any room. Check out these 3 functional decorating ideas I've been enjoying in my home using both of these brain games. #functionaldecorating #BrainGamesHave you ever thought about using some of your board games as simple, yet functional home decor? The games Quarto and Quoridor from Gigamic are perfect for just that! Their simple elegance will surely add some character to any room. Check out these 3 functional decorating ideas I've been enjoying in my home using both of these brain games. #functionaldecorating #BrainGames

When you lay eyes on the brain games Quarto and Quoridor from Gigamic, you’ll instantly see what I mean about using them as decor in your home. While the design and pieces of each game are fairly simplistic, they are very well crafted and simply put, beautiful.

Quarto presents a basic board consisting of 16 circles, along with 16 game pieces of varying size, that are made of light and dark wood. Quoridor also offers a basic board. One that consists of grooves that hold wooden rectangular pieces to create fences. There are also four pawns of varying wooden color that must avoid these fences during game play.

Have you ever thought about using some of your board games as simple, yet functional home decor? The games Quarto and Quoridor from Gigamic are perfect for just that! Their simple elegance will surely add some character to any room. Check out these 3 functional decorating ideas I've been enjoying in my home using both of these brain games. #functionaldecorating #BrainGames

Have you ever thought about using some of your board games as simple, yet functional home decor? The games Quarto and Quoridor from Gigamic are perfect for just that! Their simple elegance will surely add some character to any room. Check out these 3 functional decorating ideas I've been enjoying in my home using both of these brain games. #functionaldecorating #BrainGames

Although there’s not a lot of intricate detail in either of these games’ designs, their clean lines and elegant feel are perfect for decorating with. In fact, the wooden colors and simplistic design compliment the shelving and storage in my living room.

Take a look at these three simple, yet elegant functional decorating ideas I’ve enjoyed in my home using both Quarto and Quoridor.

1. Display in game-play form.

This is probably the most uncomplicated way to use Quarto and Quoridor as decoration. By simply placing them on a table, large shelf or bar top, it displays them in their game-play ready form and shows off their elegant dimensions.

Have you ever thought about using some of your board games as simple, yet functional home decor? The games Quarto and Quoridor from Gigamic are perfect for just that! Their simple elegance will surely add some character to any room. Check out these 3 functional decorating ideas I've been enjoying in my home using both of these brain games. #functionaldecorating #BrainGames Have you ever thought about using some of your board games as simple, yet functional home decor? The games Quarto and Quoridor from Gigamic are perfect for just that! Their simple elegance will surely add some character to any room. Check out these 3 functional decorating ideas I've been enjoying in my home using both of these brain games. #functionaldecorating #BrainGames

2. Shelf Display.

Hands down, this is my absolute favorite way of displaying Quarto and Quoridor. I happen to have two shelves over the TV in my living room, so I propped the games on the shelves and instantly fell in love with the character they add to the room. It’s simple, effective and pleasing to the eye.

Have you ever thought about using some of your board games as simple, yet functional home decor? The games Quarto and Quoridor from Gigamic are perfect for just that! Their simple elegance will surely add some character to any room. Check out these 3 functional decorating ideas I've been enjoying in my home using both of these brain games. #functionaldecorating #BrainGames Have you ever thought about using some of your board games as simple, yet functional home decor? The games Quarto and Quoridor from Gigamic are perfect for just that! Their simple elegance will surely add some character to any room. Check out these 3 functional decorating ideas I've been enjoying in my home using both of these brain games. #functionaldecorating #BrainGames

3. Floating wall display.

This display won’t really work with Quarto, but is really cool for Quoridor. I placed two nails in the wall to prop the board game on and then placed the rectangular pieces into the grooves of the board. I ensured to make some level areas with those pieces so that I could place the four pawns on the board as well. How cool is this?!

Have you ever thought about using some of your board games as simple, yet functional home decor? The games Quarto and Quoridor from Gigamic are perfect for just that! Their simple elegance will surely add some character to any room. Check out these 3 functional decorating ideas I've been enjoying in my home using both of these brain games. #functionaldecorating #BrainGames Have you ever thought about using some of your board games as simple, yet functional home decor? The games Quarto and Quoridor from Gigamic are perfect for just that! Their simple elegance will surely add some character to any room. Check out these 3 functional decorating ideas I've been enjoying in my home using both of these brain games. #functionaldecorating #BrainGames

Have you ever thought about using some of your board games as simple, yet functional home decor? The games Quarto and Quoridor from Gigamic are perfect for just that! Their simple elegance will surely add some character to any room. Check out these 3 functional decorating ideas I've been enjoying in my home using both of these brain games. #functionaldecorating #BrainGames

To top it all off, these games aren’t just the most gorgeous games you’ve ever seen, but they’re functional. Yes, they make great display pieces, but at any point we want to play one of them, we simply pull it down and play. It’s functional decorating at it’s finest!

And let me tell you, we are a very competitive family. So when it comes to games, let’s just say it’s game on! Don’t be fooled by Quarto’s and Quoridor’s simplistic designs. They are brain games that will have you thinking about your next move and even anticipating your opponent’s moves. I wouldn’t be surprised if these eye-catching pieces create some game wars when you have guests over. I just hope you’re up to the challenge!

Have you ever thought about using some of your board games as simple, yet functional home decor? The games Quarto and Quoridor from Gigamic are perfect for just that! Their simple elegance will surely add some character to any room. Check out these 3 functional decorating ideas I've been enjoying in my home using both of these brain games. #functionaldecorating #BrainGames

Want your own game set to decorate with? Both Quarto and Quoridor are available at Marbles, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and even local game stores. [Quarto: Marbles / Amazon] [Quoridor: Marbles / Amazon]

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But wait! Since Quarto is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary and it’s my favorite for decorating with (and playing too!), Gigamic is going to give 1 lucky Making Time reader their very own Quarto game! Enter using the giveaway form below.

Connect with Have you ever thought about using some of your board games as simple, yet functional home decor? The games Quarto and Quoridor from Gigamic are perfect for just that! Their simple elegance will surely add some character to any room. Check out these 3 functional decorating ideas I've been enjoying in my home using both of these brain games. #functionaldecorating #BrainGames: Website / Facebook / Twitter

This giveaway is open to US Residents, ages 18+ and ends on November 13, 2016 at 11:59 pm est.  Random winner will be notified via email and must respond within 24 hours or prize will be forfeited. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment.
*This post contains affiliate links in which I may receive compensation in exchange for this post.  In addition, I received both games free of charge, to provide a review. Opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Just a Girl and Her Shoes

As my toddler learns to walk, Stride Rite Soft Motion shoes provide her with stability, comfort and the protection her little feet need. #StrideRite #SoftMotion @StrideRite

There’s no doubt women (or men for that matter – I live with a sneaker head) can have a special bond with their shoes. I know I have a few pairs (okay maybe more than a few) that I just could never live without. Whether our personal preference is comfort or style, some shoes just hold a special place in our hearts.

Not only that, but think about the shoes you put on this morning. What do they say about you? Are you wearing a comfortable pair of sneakers that have good traction? I might guess you’re athletic, are going for a run, or simply just want to be comfortable. Are you wearing a high pair of sexy pumps? I might guess you’ve got a really hot date or are headed to have lunch with the girls or a girls’ night out. You get my point, right?

Our shoes say so much about us personally and even give others an indication of what type of mood we’re in. On any given day you can find me wearing a pair of sandals or flats. I’m usually in full on mom mode with the messy bun, leggings and kids in tow. I need something simple, quick and easy, and that’s what sandals and flats are to me. But get me on a day where I’m going to take on the world and you’ll find me wearing some of my hottest pumps or wedges. And watch out because here I come and nothing is going to bring me down!

As my toddler learns to walk, Stride Rite Soft Motion shoes provide her with stability, comfort and the protection her little feet need. #StrideRite #SoftMotion @StrideRite

I like to think the same goes for my kids. My daughter has recently started learning to walk and just like the rest of the family (mom, dad and brother included), she loves getting new shoes. She sees that little shoe box and knows exactly what’s in store. She’s a true shoe lover in the making.

Her newest addition is a pair of Stride Rite Kellen Soft Motion shoes. What exactly do THESE shoes say about her? Everything you’d expect of a toddler who’s learning to walk. She’s ready to get up and go, but needs gentle comfort because it’s all so new to her.

As my toddler learns to walk, Stride Rite Soft Motion shoes provide her with stability, comfort and the protection her little feet need. #StrideRite #SoftMotion @StrideRite

Soft Motion Features:

  • Rounded soles for improved balance.
  • Flexibility for natural movement.
  • Oversized openings for easy on/off.
  • Memory foam interior footbeds for comfort.
  • Secure closures to keep shoes on.

The new Stride Rite Soft Motion shoes have quickly become my daughter’s favorite pair. Once she took them out of the box, being the little independent kid she is, tried to put them on herself and she hasn’t wanted to take them off. Every time I tried to take them off she’d grab my hand and put the strap back down. She’s making time to explore the world of walking, with or without mom.

As my toddler learns to walk, Stride Rite Soft Motion shoes provide her with stability, comfort and the protection her little feet need. #StrideRite #SoftMotion @StrideRite

As my toddler learns to walk, Stride Rite Soft Motion shoes provide her with stability, comfort and the protection her little feet need. #StrideRite #SoftMotion @StrideRite

As a parent, my favorite thing about Stride Rite Soft Motion shoes is that they are soft and flexible, but still durable enough to protect my daughter’s little feet. Not to mention, they are THE easiest shoes to put on. I remember having such a tough time trying to get shoes on my son’s feet when he was smaller, simply because of how they’re made, but Stride Rite Soft Motion shoes, or at least the Kellen style, slide right on with no fuss.

As my toddler learns to walk, Stride Rite Soft Motion shoes provide her with stability, comfort and the protection her little feet need. #StrideRite #SoftMotion @StrideRite

What’s your favorite feature of Stride Rite Soft Motion shoes?

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*Thank you to Stride Rite for inspiring my toddler to learn to walk in comfort. I received a pair of Stride Rite Soft Motion shoes compliments of Stride Rite and BzzAgent. My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Autumn Journey: Guess How Much I Love You #Giveaway

In this new DVD, Autumn Journey: Guess How Much I Love You, your children will follow Little Nutbrown Hare and his friends on 6 autumn adventures. Enter now for a chance to win your very own copy! #giveaway

Like most parents, I have days where my kids run around non-stop and sometimes I’m lucky if I get 30 minutes of peace and quiet. Even with just two kids it’s difficult to get both of them calmed down enough at the same time to enjoy some quiet time. But I have a few tricks up my sleeve that help me quiet them down.

One such trick is putting on a movie or one of their favorite TV shows. My kids will literally sit and watch their favorite movie on repeat 2-3 times. There may be moments during the movie where they have an outburst of energy, but for at least the first 30 minutes or so they are both calmed and quiet, allowing me to have a brief moment on sanity. Making time for sanity breaks is something I NEED daily.

Today was certainly no different. Sunday Funday consisted of the kids wrecking the house with their toys strewn all around, my boyfriend playing FIFA on one of the gaming systems, and me? Well I’ve been working, cooking and cleaning. Yea, not too much “fun” in my Sunday Funday. After listening to so much ruckus, it was time for my sanity break and today NCircle Entertainment came to my rescue.

In this new DVD, Autumn Journey: Guess How Much I Love You, your children will follow Little Nutbrown Hare and his friends on 6 autumn adventures. Enter now for a chance to win your very own copy! #giveaway

I popped in our new DVD, Autumn Journey: Guess How Much I Love You, which we received courtesy of NCircle Entertainment. The kids were immediately calmed down and glued to the TV, enjoying Little Nutbrown Hare and his friends as they went on their various adventures.

Based on the classic picture book, Guess How Much I Love You, the six stories on this DVD follow the same loving characters on a few of their autumn adventures. Just as we are starting to get into the autumn season, all six stories are set against a backdrop of yellows, oranges and browns, encompassing a true autumn feel.

In this new DVD, Autumn Journey: Guess How Much I Love You, your children will follow Little Nutbrown Hare and his friends on 6 autumn adventures. Enter now for a chance to win your very own copy! #giveaway

One of the episodes appropriately titled Autumn Journey, has Little Nutbrown Hare and Little Field Mouse on a new journey in which they’ve left a trail of acorns so they can later find their way back home. To their surprise, when they’re ready to head home they discover that Little Grey Squirrel has unknowingly collected their trail of acorns. But not to fear! By working together they’re able to find their way back to the meadow.

Each and every story ends with Little Nutbrown Hare saying to Big Nutbrown Hare, “Guess how much I love you.” Well, guess how much NCircle Entertainment loves you. Enough that they’re giving away a copy of Autumn Journey: Guess How Much I Love You to one lucky Making Time reader. That’s a lot of love! Enter to win using the giveaway entry form below.

Connect with In this new DVD, Autumn Journey: Guess How Much I Love You, your children will follow Little Nutbrown Hare and his friends on 6 autumn adventures. Enter now for a chance to win your very own copy! #giveawayWebsite / Facebook / Twitter

This giveaway is open to US Residents, ages 18+ and ends on October 10, 2016 at 11:59 pm est.  Random winner will be notified via email and must respond within 24 hours or prize will be forfeited. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment.

 

*In exchange for an honest review, I received a sample free of charge from NCircle Entertainment as part of their Brand Ambassadorship.  My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand. Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

Making Time for a Learning LeapStart with LeapFrog + #Giveaway

~As a LeapFrog Mom Ambassador, I receive products, promotional items and educational material to use and share as I see fit. However, any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience.~

The new #LeapStart from #LeapFrog is a great tool for teaching everything from reading, writing and STEM, to emotional, social and life skills. And it's all tailored to kids ages 2-7! #LeapAhead #LeapFrogMomSquad

There’s nothing I love more than hearing my son having fun, while personally knowing he’s learning simultaneously.  This time it’s the new LeapStart from LeapFrog that has his brain gears on the go.  Yeap, LeapFrog is at it again with their creative and innovative learning and educational tools for kids.

The newest addition, LeapStart, is an all-in-one interactive early learning system for kids ages 2-7, that covers a variety of topics, including shapes, colors, math, the alphabet, reading, writing, STEM, and even geography and space science.  But what I think makes LeapStart extra special is that not only does it touch on school subjects, but it also helps develop your child’s social, emotional and life skills.  That’s not something a lot of other learning and educational toys can teach, and it’s important that our children start learning such skills early on.

So, you know what it teaches, but how does LeapStart work?  Well, LeapStart systems are a large electronic book-like device that you open, place a LeapStart Activity Book in the center, and use a stylus pen to interact with the Activity Book.

The new #LeapStart from #LeapFrog is a great tool for teaching everything from reading, writing and STEM, to emotional, social and life skills. And it's all tailored to kids ages 2-7! #LeapAhead #LeapFrogMomSquad

Each Activity Book is packed full of 30+ fun games and challenges.  There are 16 books in the LeapStart collection, 4 for each educational level, ranging between Preschool, Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st grade.  On every page there’s a new type of interaction in which your child uses the stylus pen to interact with the book and in return the book talks and sings aloud, telling your child what to do.

Whether your child is tracing numbers, learning compound words, or exploring outer space, they’re having fun all at the same time while using their LeapStart interactive system.

Check out this video of the LeapStart in action!

 

My son loves “playing” with his LeapStart, but he doesn’t realize he’s learning at the same time.  Shhh – if you don’t tell, I won’t tell.  One of the things I like about the LeapStart system is how it prompts him to start over or try again when he makes an error.  It doesn’t alert him in a negative manner that he was wrong or did something incorrectly, but just asks him to try again.  The positive reinforcement, practice and repetition is the perfect combination for successful learning.

The new #LeapStart from #LeapFrog is a great tool for teaching everything from reading, writing and STEM, to emotional, social and life skills. And it's all tailored to kids ages 2-7! #LeapAhead #LeapFrogMomSquad

To take learning a step further, LeapStart is available in 2 different systems, LeapStart Jr. and LeapStart Sr., each of which is designed with different ages, skills, and educational levels in mind.  Review the details of each one to determine which system best fits your child’s needs.  For reference, my son has the LeapStart Sr.

LeapStart Jr.

The new #LeapStart from #LeapFrog is a great tool for teaching everything from reading, writing and STEM, to emotional, social and life skills. And it's all tailored to kids ages 2-7! #LeapAhead #LeapFrogMomSquad

 

  • Recommended for ages 2-4
  • Includes Preschool & Pre-K sampler book
  • Easy to hold stylus for little hands
  • Easy grip handle for convenient carrying
  • Works with all LeapStart Activity Books

LeapStart Sr.

The new #LeapStart from #LeapFrog is a great tool for teaching everything from reading, writing and STEM, to emotional, social and life skills. And it's all tailored to kids ages 2-7! #LeapAhead #LeapFrogMomSquad

 

  • Recommended for ages 5-7
  • Includes Kindergarten and 1st Grade sampler book
  • Stylus designed to support proper writing grip
  • Storage pocket for carrying extra activity book
  • Works with all LeapStart Activity Books

 

 

And guess what!  LeapFrog has provided me with an extra LeapStart to give away to one lucky reader.  Woohoo!  Be sure to enter below and you could win a LeapStart prize pack consisting of a LeapStart Sr. ($39.99), Kids’ World Atlas Activity Book ($12.99) and Superhero Vocabulary Activity Book ($12.99)!

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This giveaway is open to US Residents, ages 18+ and ends on August 5, 2016 at 11:59 pm est.  Random winner will be notified via email and must respond within 24 hours or prize will be forfeited.
*This post contains affiliate links.  In exchange for an honest review, I received a sample free of charge from LeapFrog as part of the LeapFrog Mom Squad.  My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand.  Unlike other giveaways, the giveaway item(s) were provided to me and therefore, I am responsible for fulfillment of the prize.  Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.