With the chilly temperatures outside, most of us are bundled into our winter clothes and snow gear to stay warm. If you have kids, it’s pretty likely that at some time or another you’ve overdressed them to the point where they can’t move. Unfortunately, even with the good intentions of keeping our little ones safe, we might be putting them in more danger by combining winter outerwear and car seats. Ruth from Viva Veltoro has all the information you need from Allana Pinkerton, Certified Child Passenger Safety Instructor and Global Safety Advocate for Diono, to educate yourself about the dangers of your children wearing puffy coats while in their car seats. Make sure you check out her post for a full list of Do’s and Don’ts when it comes to winter car seat safety.
Diono wants your little ones to be the safest they can be, so they’re giving one lucky person a Diono Radian RXT Convertible + Booster Car Seat!
Here’s some information about the Radian RXT from the Diono website:
The Radian®RXT Car Seats are designed with your child’s security and safety as top priorities. Premium materials and thoughtful safety features like a steel alloy frame, aluminum reinforced side walls, energy absorbing EPS foam, and a five-point harness put your mind at ease as your little one stays safe and sound. The reinforced adjustable head support provides additional side impact protection.
Full steel frame and aluminum reinforced sides for unmatched safety
Comfortably seats rear-facing children from 5-45 lbs, forward-facing children from 20 – 80 lbs in a 5-point harness, then converts to a booster for children up to 120 lbs
Unique SuperLATCH system that makes installation easy
It also fits 3 across in most mid-size vehicles, folds flat for travel and is FAA certified
Booster mode from 50 – 120 lbs (40 to 57 inches)
NCAP crash tested, the industry benchmark for verifying child seat performance in severe accident condition
Infant body support cushions and memory foam for added comfort
Energy absorbing EPS foam and side impact protection provides added safety
Safestop® energy-absorbing harness
Additional forward-facing recline position to accommodate different types of contoured vehicle seats, 12-position adjustable headrest, 5 shoulder and 3 buckle positions deliver a comfortable ride
Rear-facing tether capability
Additional set of harness pads included to use only when the child is over 65 lbs in the 5-point harness
Expandable sides and long seat bottom allow proper leg support
Low-sitting profile makes it easy for your child to board
Angled cup holder keeps a variety of drinks upright and within easy reach
Cover is machine washable (we do not recommend one with an agitator) and dryable
Disclosure: Viva Veltoro, Thrifty Nifty Mommy, and the participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. One winner will be randomly selected using the Giveaway Tools random selector and notified via email. Once notified, the winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or Google. Void where prohibited.
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for Lionsgate. I received information to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
Looking for the perfect romantic movie to share with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? If so, you’re not going to want to miss The Choice in theaters this Friday, February 5, 2016!
Starring Benjamin Walker as Travis Parker – the ultimate ladies man – and Teresa Palmer as Gabby Holland – a headstrong medical student – The Choice is the perfect romantic drama for Valentines Day. This book turned feature film follows a couple who couldn’t be more different but fall in love during their first meeting. Each new avenue and path leading to a new choice to be made. The Choice will keep you hooked as you follow the journey of the heart. The Choice is destined to be a romantic classic, like both The Notebook and Safe Haven.
More about the film:
When feisty medical student Gabby Holland moves in next door to perennial ladies’ man Travis Shaw, they embark on a surprising romantic journey neither imagined possible. Travis has always believed a serious relationship would cramp his easygoing lifestyle, while Gabby is preparing to settle down with her long-term boyfriend—until an irresistible attraction between the unlikely couple upends both of their well-planned lives. Spanning a decade and tracing the evolution of a love affair that is ultimately tested by life’s most defining events, this story features a memorable ensemble of friends and family in Sparks’s beloved North Carolina setting, culminating with the question that every couple must ask themselves: how far would you go to keep the hope of love alive?
In celebration of this romantic premiere, I’m giving one lucky winner a swag bag filled with The Choice goodies, including $25 Visa eGift Card (sent by email), The Choice Tie-In Movie Book, Sea-Shell Wind-chimes, and The Choice Bookmark! Enter using the rafflecopter form below and it could be yours! Good luck everyone! a Rafflecopter giveaway
Prizing provided by Lionsgate. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again.
Join Bloggin Mamas & Florida Prepaid as we host the next edition of the #StartingIsBelieving Twitter Chat on Thursday, 2/4/16 at 9p EST! Join us as we discuss saving for your child’s future using Florida Prepaid College Savings Plans, as well as the open enrollment period that is ending this month. There will be some prizes, like an iPad Mini 2!
Want to learn more about what Florida Prepaid offers before the chat? Visit www.myfloridaprepaid.com today! If you decide to enroll, use code BLOG1516 with your purchase and you will receive a free gift! The open enrollment period ends February 29th, so be sure to check it out soon!
We will be focusing on the importance of savings for college. Florida Prepaid Open Enrollment is now open and ends on 2/29/16.
There are different options in higher education – colleges, universities, technical degrees and Florida Prepaid has 5 different plan options to cover any route. We will share them with you during the chat.
During the Twitter Chat there will be a chance to win one of the following prizes by answering various questions. Winners will be selected at random from all eligible entries.
1- iPad Mini 2 (ARV $269)
4- Florida Prepaid Prize Packs including a backpack, car window cling and water bottle
1– Florida Prepaid Prize Packs including a backpack, car window cling and water bottle
US Residents age 18 and over are eligible to enter.
Terms and Conditions
NOPURCHASEORPAYMENTNECESSARY. A PURCHASEWILLNOTIMPROVEYOURCHANCEOFWINNING.
By RSVP’ing to this event and utilizing the #StartingIsBelieving hashtag, the attendees acknowledge having read and agreed to these terms and conditions.
Twitter Party Prize Giveaway begins February 4th, 2016 at 9:00 pm ET and ends no later than February 4th, 2016 at 10:30pmET (the “Twitter Party Entry Period”). Entrants enter via following @FloridaPrepaid and @BlogginMamas, and posting a tweet with the #StartingIsBelieving hashtag during the Twitter Party Entry Period. Five (5) Winners will be drawn randomly by random.org at approximately 12 minute intervals during the Twitter Party Entry Period. One (1) Winner will be drawn randomly via random.org from the event RSVP’s on the Mr. Linky widget.
One (1) iPad Mini 2. Total approximate retail value (“ARV”) $269, for one (1) winner.
One (1) Florida Prepaid Prize Packs including a backpack, car window cling and water bottle. Total approximate retail value (“ARV”) $35, for each of five (5) winners.
One (1) Florida Prepaid Prize Packs including a backpack, car window cling and water bottle. Total approximate retail value (“ARV”) $35, awarded to one (1) winner who RSVP’s via the Mr. Linky widget.
Each winner receives one (1) prize pack. Entrants who fail to complete said actions will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be selected from all entrants who entered during the Twitter Party Entry Period. Winners will be notified via DM (Direct Message) on Twitter with a request for an email address to send prize claim information. Winners will have 48 hours to reply to the DM with a valid email address. Winners will have an additional 48 hours from when prize claim information is sent, to claim their prize and provide shipping info, or a an alternate winner will be selected from amongst all entries received during the Twitter Party Entry Period. All prizes will be awarded provided they are validly claimed by February 10th at 11:59AMEST.
Entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Bloggin’ Mamas, Heather Lopez Enterprises, LLC, Florida Prepaid, Moore Communications, Twitter, and any other organizations responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting this giveaway, and their respective parent, subsidiaries, and affiliates and each of their respective officers, directors, members, employees, agents and subcontractors (collectively the “Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to negligence and damages of any kind to persons and property, including but not limited to invasion of privacy (under appropriation, intrusion, public disclosure of private facts, false light in the public eye or other legal theory), defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, infringement of trademark, copyright or other intellectual property rights, property damage, or death or personal injury arising out of or relating to a participant’s entry, creation of an entry or submission of an entry, participation in this giveaway, acceptance or use or misuse of prize. Entrant agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Released Parties from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liabilities (including reasonable attorney’s fees) arising out of or relating to an entrant’s participation in this giveaway and/or entrant’s acceptance, use or misuse of prize, including, without limitation, liability for personal injury, damage, or loss.
The Released Parties make no warranties, and hereby disclaims any and all warranties, express or implied, concerning any prize furnished in connection with the giveaway. WITHOUTLIMITINGTHEGENERALITYOFTHEFOREGOING, SUCHPRIZESAREPROVIDED“AS IS”WITHOUTWARRANTYOFANYKIND, EITHEREXPRESSORIMPLIED, ANDTHERELEASEDPARTIESHEREBYDISCLAIMALLSUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUTNOTLIMITEDTO, THEIMPLIEDWARRANTIESOFMERCHANT ABILITY, FITNESSFOR APARTICULAR PURPOSE AND/ORNON-INFRINGEMENT.
Disclosure: I am being compensated as a Florida Prepaid Mama’Bassador by Bloggin’ Mamas. All prize fulfillment is the responsibility of the sponsor, Florida Prepaid. All opinions expressed are my own.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Entenmann’s. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Do you ever find yourself wondering what it would be like to be rich? Things you would do, places you would go, causes you would help, and all that could be done if you had more money? Let’s face it, it’s a fun thing to stop and think about from time to time. Well this January, Entenmann’s wants to help you live the rich life with their Start the Rich Life Sweepstakes commemorating their iconic donut, Mr. Rich Frosted!
First introduced in 1973, Mr. Rich Frosted is a classic cake-style donut covered in smooth, chocolatey frosting. Delicious from the first crack of the chocolate shell to the last bite of the soft yellow cake, Mr. Rich Frosted is perfect for breakfast, a snack, or anytime! It would be fair to say that Mr. Rich Frosted has been living the rich life for quite some time as Entenmann’s number one selling donut, so now he wants to share his riches with you!
As a part of the Start the Rich Life Sweepstakes one lucky Grand Prize winner will receive a $5,000 to help them live the rich life, ten First Place Prize winners will receive $1,000 in the form of an American Express Gift Card, and twenty five Second Place Prize winners will receive a Rich Frosted Plush Toy to celebrate Entenmann’s best selling donut.
To enter, simply visit the Entenmann’s Facebook Page and fill out the registration form between now and February 17, 2016 at 11:59pm EST. You’re allowed one entry per person for the duration of the sweepstakes period and you may only use one Facebook account/email address to enter the contest. You have to hurry though, the Entenmann’s Start the Rich Life Sweepstakes only runs from January 11, 2016 to March 15, 2016 at 11:59pm EST!
How about we start the winning right now? To help kick off this sweepstakes, I’m giving one lucky reader an Entenmann’s Prize Pack including four (4) Entenmann’s Coupons valued at $7.00 each and one (1) custom Entenmann’s Start the Rich Life bank, valued at $10, for all of your cash flow. Enter using the rafflecopter form below and it could be yours! Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway
Welcome to the Snuggle Nest Surround XL from Baby Delight Giveaway, hosted by Thrifty Nifty Mommy and Viva Veltoro
The New Snuggle Nest Surround XL is designed to offer a greater sense of security for newborns when co-sleeping with parents. The new extended length and slightly narrowed foot area offers a comfortable space for your baby, and a sleeker profile in the adult bed.
The Snuggle Nest Surround XL is comprised of two rigid, vented wall units at each end, which help to block adult bedding and create an exclusive sleeping area for baby. Two flexible side panels built into the soft quilted cover, are filled with thick structural mesh, and allow easy and comfortable access to baby, while forming an air barrier from adult bodies and bedding. Also included are a firm mattress with a wraparound sheet and optional 1.5” incline wedge. By placing the Snuggle Nest against the headboard of the adult bed, infants are more removed from the “rollover zone’ and bedding.
For additional comfort and soothing, a Sound & Light unit is included, featuring music and familiar womb sounds, as well as a soft light for nighttime checks on baby. The Snuggle Nest folds quickly and compactly for handy portability for parents on the go. Not for use in cribs or bassinets.
Creates separate sleeping space for co-sleeping babies in the adult bed and also for use as a travel bed or daytime napper.
Two rigid, vented wall units help serve as a barrier between baby and adult bedding and rollover.
Flexible side panels provide comfortable access to your baby and are filled with a 1” thick structural mesh to create an air barrier between baby and adult bedding.
Quilted fashion cover, with airy mesh inlay along the interior perimeter, helps improve baby’s breathing space.
Waterproof foam mattress with wraparound sheet.
1.5” molded Incline Wedge for optional use.
Soothing Sounds & Light unit featuring Brahms’s Lullaby and womb sounds to lull your baby to sleep. 5-level volume control and automatic shut-off allows the perfect setting for your baby’s comfort.
Folds easily and compactly for travel.
Janessa from Thrifty Nifty Mommy is expecting her 4th baby and recently blogged about her thoughts on the Baby Delight Snuggle Nest Surround XL. Make sure you check out what she had to say!
One person is going to WIN a Snuggle Nest Surround XL, ARV $59.99!
Open to the Continental US only, ages 18 and up. Ends 12/28/15 at 11:59 PM ET. Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below. Good Luck!
Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Baby Delight. Viva Veltoro, Thrifty Nifty Mommy, and the participating blogs are not responsible for prize fulfillment.One winner will be randomly selected using the Giveaway Tools random selector and notified via email. Once notified, the winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or Google. Void where prohibited.
Do you have a new baby on the way? If so, a quality travel system is probably at the top of your wish list. The Combi Shuttle Travel System combines the classic Shuttle Infant Car Seat with the Shuttle Stroller to create a comfortable and convenient solution for busy families. The infant car seat provides deep side wings with True-Safe side impact protection for safe crash force distribution and a built-in anti-rebound bar to minimize rotational forces in front and rear collisions. Installation of this car seat is a breeze with built-in lock-offs, wide belt paths, level indicators, and premium push button LATCH connectors. When on the go, attach the infant car seat to the Shuttle stroller, which features a one-step linked brake, a one-hand self-standing fold, an extended canopy with peek-a-boo window, and removable child and parent cup holders. Keep essential items stored within reach with the large canopy pocket and easy-to-access basket.
Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Combi. Viva Veltoro, Thrifty Nifty Mommy, and the participating blogs are not responsible for prize fulfillment.One winner will be randomly selected using the Giveaway Tools random selector and notified via email. Once notified, the winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or Google. Void where prohibited.
Hi! I'm Jennifer, South Florida mom to two amazing little girls and an adorable little boy. This blog is about how I work, craft, and bake, while trying to survive the toddler years and find the humor in it all.