Jul 262014
 

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.

I recently had the opportunity to take part in a Febreze Noseblind Movie Night Event in which I invited three of my besties over for a movie night. We ended up watching Bridesmaids (this is at least the 4th time we’ve watched this movie together) and eating a ton of popcorn.

Before we started the movie, we were supplied with a link to take a quick survey, which was the noseblind test. After the surveys were completed, I made the popcorn and then we all had to complete another quick survey.  After the movie, popcorn and about a million laughs, it was time for the final survey of the night.

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I think we all thought that the noseblind test was pretty interesting. We all agreed that when that when the girls arrived, they could smell the meatballs I had made for our family dinner that night, but after I popped the  popcorn, that smell completely took over. By the end of the night, all we could smell were the Febreze products that I had set up in the house (mainly the plugin). Continue reading »

Jun 282014
 

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I am a regular at my local Stop & Shop grocery store.  I have been going there for so long that I have the entire store mapped out in my head & make my shopping list by aisle, which allows me to blow in and out of the store in near record time.  HA!

But get this:  Now, when I don’t have the time to actually spend time in the store to do my shopping, I can do my shopping online and my groceries will be ready for me to pick up when I get to the store (after I select the pick up date & time of course).  Talk about a huge time saver.

Here’s how it all works:

Online shopping for Stop & Shop fulfilled by Peapod:

  • Shop online — browse or search the aisles to add items to your cart. Enter your Stop & Shop Card to shop from a list of items you’ve previously bought in the store.
  • Choose a location & pick-up time from the one-hour window that best fits your schedule. Submit and pay for your order.
  • Pick-up your groceries at the Pick-up Point location during the time slot you selected. An associate will greet you and have your groceries loaded into your car, all within 5 minutes.
  • Plus, you still get weekly specials, real deals, and earn A+ School Rewards and Gas Reward points. Use manufacturer coupons for additional savings!

I got a chance to try out Peapod’s new pick up service recently at the Stop & Shop in Quincy along with a few other local bloggers, so I can tell you based on my experience – it was pretty awesome to be able to have my items ready and waiting for me.  I sat down a few days before I wanted to pickup my groceries to place my order on Peapod.com and once all my items were added to my cart, I went through the checkout process, selected my date & time that I wanted to pick up and boom – I was done.

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I think what I love the most about the pickup service is that I can shop for my groceries whenever and where ever I want.  All I need is internet access and I can sign into the site & place my order.  I am all for anything that makes my life a little easier! Continue reading »

Jun 082014
 

This contest has now ended. Congratulations to #108, Cynthia!
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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Pier 1 Imports. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and to thank me for participating.

I love shopping and I love a good summer cookout, so when the folks at Pier 1 sent me on a little shopping spree to pick out some new gear for a summer oasis party, I was thrilled.  I have been shopping at Pier 1 for years, but it’s always nice to be able to get some new things, right?

A few weeks ago, I spent about two hours in the store picking out what I wanted.  I wish I could have gotten one of everything!

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I was finally able to decide on the things I wanted & started planning my party.   We host lots of cookouts over the course of the summer and we decided that an outdoor oasis cookout over the  long Memorial Day weekend to kick off summer would be the perfect excuse to have some people over. Continue reading »

May 172014
 

This contest has now ended.  Congratulations to #2, Colleen!!

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Can you believe that I have never seen a Cirque du Soleil show?  I know, crazy, right?  When I heard that their new show, Amaluna, is coming to the Boston Marine Industrial Park on the Waterfront I was pretty excited.  I said to my husband that it’s time for us to finally take in a Cirque du Soleil show.Cirque du Soleil's Amaluna in Boston on June 5th!

Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon.

Their queen, Prospera, directs her daughter’s coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honours femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance which marks the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next. Continue reading »

May 032014
 

This contest is now over.  Congrats to #23, Alissa

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Bet you can’t catch Koko! Young trainees and families from coast-to-coast will honk their horns for Koko when she takes the spotlight in “Explorer Koko,” the latest action-packed Chuggington” DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment. Featuring six engaging episodes that help preschoolers tackle everyday challenges and learn important life lessons, the exciting all-new collection puts wheels to the rails at retail on May 6, 2014.

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In “Explorer Koko” ($14.98), everyone’s best friend Koko is chosen to carry the King of Buffertonia and his dignitaries on a special tour of Chuggington. The new release also follows Koko as she gets hooked on a computer game trying to beat Hodge’s high score and finds herself in a heap of trouble when her net shooter fails on the tracks! In these six fast-paced and fun-filled episodes, Brewster, Wilson and Koko discover the importance of teamwork, leadership and more. The new DVD also comes complete with Chugger Spotlights, a bonus Badge Quest Episode and adorable coloring sheets! Continue reading »

Apr 262014
 

This contest has now ended. Congratulations to # 320, Amy!
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**Masshole Mommy received one gift card from Wayfair.com in order this review and one is being offered for giveaway. All opinions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way**

Sometimes I get frustrated when I look at certain areas of my house because I feel like they are just so plain and boring.  This is one of them:

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Yup, that is my dining room.  It’s attached to my kitchen and combined, those two room are the main hub of my house.  I look at the plain old table every single day and I have been saying for years that it was in some serious need of help.

I bought my house in 2002 and these are the things that I purchased to “decorate” my table way back when I moved in: Continue reading »

Apr 192014
 

This contest has now ended! Congratulations to #26, Alissa!!
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**Masshole Mommy received products at no charge in order to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way**

Have you ever bought a package of underwear for your kids and when you actually touched the underwear it felt scratchy?  Ok, so it’s not just me – phew.  I always found that it was especially the case when I purchased character undies for my boys.  If there is one thing I’ve learned over the years of being a mom it’s that uncomfortable kids are cranky kids, so imagine how excited I was when I heard about Lucky & Me.  They are a line of children’s underwear that is made from a luxurious fabric that’s super-soft, smooth to the touch and free of harmful chemicals!  How awesome does that sound, right?

The amazing folks over at Lucky & Me sent over some things for my boys to try out and I couldn’t wait to see what they thought.  Each of them received their own Logan Boys’ Classic Tee Shirt (2-Pack) and one pair of Grayson Boys’ Boxer Briefs each.

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They were so excited about their new duds and put on their undershirts right away. Continue reading »

Apr 192014
 

This contest has now ended. Congratulations to #6, Alissa!
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If you’ve ever had a newborn, then you are all too familiar with late night feedings and sleepless nights.  If you’re a mom – you likely took on the majority of those duties while your partner somehow managed to sleep through them.  In the thick of all those sleepless nights, did you ever wonder how your loved one managed to sleep like a log? Or did you think maybe he was just pretending?  If it’s the latter… you’re not alone.

According to the 2014 Chicco Late Night Feeding Survey, forty-four percent of parents suspect their partners have pretended to be asleep to avoid late night feedings.  The truth? More than one-third of dads surveyed (38%) admit they have actually done so, but only 28 percent of moms say the same.

To celebrate the launch of Chicco’s NaturalFit Advanced Feeding & Soothing System, which is designed to simplify bottle feeding for parents and their newborns, Chicco USA polled new moms and dads to get the inside scoop on what goes on during the wee hours of feeding-filled sleepless nights.

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Some additional findings from the survey include: Continue reading »

Apr 142014
 

This contest has now ended! Congratulations to #215, Pam!
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**Masshole Mommy received products at no charge in order to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way**

Putting toxic chemicals under your arms stinks! That’s why MightyNest, an internet retailer of extraordinarily high quality and safe products for your home and family, asked me to put non-toxic Pit Paste to the test. Find out why you should choose a natural deodorant, then take the pledge below. Your pits will thank you, and you could win a Happy Pit Pack from MightyNest!

Now you know — there’s a natural deodorant that not only works, it’s also completely safe for your body. So, pledge to green your pits and you could win a Happy Pit Kit from MightyNest. You’ll also have a chance to help your school celebrate Earth Day and win up to $1000 in the MightyNest for Schools Earth Day Challenge! Continue reading »

Apr 122014
 

This contest has now ended. Congratulations to #115, tcarolinep!
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**Masshole Mommy received a Walmart gift card in order to purchase the product used for this review and one gift card is being offered for giveaway. The Walmart gift cards and information have been provided by Secret. All opinions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way**

Whether it’s caused by a work deadline, chaotic day with the kids, or visit from the in-laws, stress stinks… literally! Out of the three causes of sweat—heat, activity, and stress—stress sweat has been proven to smell the worst.

Luckily, Secret® Clinical Strength has got you covered when stress strikes. Moisture activated, and formulated with odor-neutralizing ingredients that release a fresh scent, Secret Clinical Strength is proven to give you 4X* the protection against stress sweat. Visit www.nostresssweat.com for the scoop on stress sweat!

I wish I could say that I live a stress-free life, but the fact of the matter is – I am always running around like a chicken with my head cut off and it is stressful.  I am not usually one to sweat when I get stressed out, but I wanted to give Secret Clinical Strength a go to see how it held up on one of my most stressful days.  You know the day I am talking about – the one where I had to squeeze in soccer practice for one of my boys, karate class for the other one, two birthday parties and a family dinner.  All in one day!  Phew.

So, I headed over to my local Walmart to pick some up!  I grabbed the invisible solid!

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Continue reading »

Mar 062014
 

This contest has now ended. Congratulations to #19, McDonuts.
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WWE Smackdown Live is coming to the TD Garden in Boston on Tuesday, March 25, 2014!

WWE is returning to Boston just 2 weeks before WrestleMania 30!

John Cena, Batista and Daniel Bryan vs. Bray Wyatt, Kane and Alberto Del Rio in a Six-Man Tag Team Match!

Also see all your favorite WWE Superstars including:

Sheamus
Triple H
The Shield
The Wyatt Family
AND MANY MORE!

Card is subject to change Continue reading »

Mar 012014
 

This contest is now over. Congratulations to #13, Elizabeth!
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Extreme Winter Weather Across the Northeast Means it’s Time to Hit the Slopes!

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With record snowfall across much of the nation, conditions at Killington Resort have been excellent all winter. Known as “The Beast of the East,” Killington Resort invites winter weather lovers to head up to Vermont for skiing, snowboarding, outdoor activities, and events for the whole family. Plus, this year Killington is pleased to announce a new addition – the much-anticipated, state-of-the-art Peak Lodge constructed at the 4,100 foot level of Killington Peak. Bundle up and grab a piece of the action! Continue reading »

Feb 222014
 

This contest is now over. Congratulations to #37, Sarah!
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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Lionsgate. I received promotional item and a prize pack as a thank you for my participation.”

On March 14th, Lionsgate releases The Single Moms Club, a story of five struggling single Moms who put aside their differences in the midst of a school dilemma with their kids to form a support group. I have to tell you, I am really excited about this movie.

Have a look at the movie trailer to see what all the buzz is about:

Throughout their journey, the five women find inspiration and laughter in their new sisterhood and help each other overcome the obstacles that stand in their way. When my oldest son was two,  I saw an ad for a local MOMS Club that met right in my town.  I was super excited and contacted them right away to find out how I could join.  At the time, either my friends had not starting having children yet or their kids were much older and could not relate to toddlers anymore.  My sister & brother are younger than I am, so they hadn’t started having kids yet and I basically had no one to go to for support. Being a part of a support group like that was such a help to me at the time and not only did I connect with other moms in my community, I made a couple of life long friends.  Plus, I love that our kids are all in school together now that they are a bit older, so I still get to see the moms – just in a different capacity. Continue reading »

Feb 082014
 

This contest has now ended. Congratulations to #62, mrsshukra!
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**Masshole Mommy received a JORD Wood Watch for this review and one is being offered for giveaway. All opinions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way**

Have you ever heard of a wood watch?  Until very recently, I hadn’t either, but admittedly I was intrigued. The folks at JORD Watches have stepped away from the traditional metal and rubber watches and have designed wood watches that bring people back to the beauty of nature with their unique time pieces.

I was very curious how a wood watch would look and feel compared to the type of watch that I normally wear and I was very excited when I was sent a JORD wood watch so that I could see for myself.  I was very pleasantly surprised at how lightweight, smooth and classy looking the Fieldcrest series wood watch, (which is for both men and women) was.

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I have a little bit of a watch obsession (I have over a dozen of them), so I was absolutely thrilled when I got this watch…..until my husband, who normally isn’t a big watch wearer, got his hands on it.  Since then, it’s been permanently planted on his wrist.  So much for that, huh?  I guess I need to go buy another one for myself.  JORD Wood Watches are definitely conversation pieces. Continue reading »

Jan 252014
 

This contest is now closed. Congratulations to #91, mrsshukra!
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**I received a Vicks humidifier and Braun thermometer for review.  All opinions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way**

It’s Cold and Flu season and the dreaded cold bug has hit our house hard this winter and Vicks & Braun have some great products to help keep everyone in the house feeling better this year. I received the Braun Forehead Thermometer and the Vicks Starry Night Cool Moisture Humidifier to review & with little sickies in the house, these things couldn’t have come at a better time!

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The Braun Forehead Thermometer features: Continue reading »

Nov 162013
 

This contest has now ended. Congratulations to #6, Jennifer!
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Can you believe that it has been 25 years since the Energizer Bunny drummed his way into our living rooms in a 1989 commercial series aimed at poking fun at the competition?  Ever since, everyday people and pop culture enthusiasts alike, have been enraptured with his tenacious spirit and boundless energy.  Comparisons between politicians, celebrities, professional athletes and energetic Americans and the Energizer Bunny happen every day. So much so, in 2006 the Oxford English Dictionary added Energizer Bunny to its lexicon with this definition:

Energizer Bunny n.:  A persistent or indefatigable person or phenomenon.

The Energizer Bunny drummed his way off his first commercial set in 1989, and hasn’t looked back. Energizer’s motivational mascot has shared the stage with characters such as Darth Vader, King Kong and the Wicked Witch.  He has traveled from outer space to the bottom of the sea, and entertained millions at community events and through social media. Advertising Age named the Energizer Bunny to its list of top 10 Ad Icons of the 20th Century.

Age has not slowed the Energizer Bunny down one bit.  Rather, it has motivated and expanded his personal mantra to that’s positivenergy™ – a commitment to designing products with people in mind and investing in programs that have a positive impact on the world.

It’s time to celebrate! Continue reading »

Oct 292013
 

This contest has now ended. Congratulations to Susan Riccio!
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I am receiving complimentary admission thanks to the USFG to LEGO® KidsFest for my participation.

Ready your building skills!  The LEGO KidsFest, a nationally-traveling giant LEGO expo, is coming to a city near you!  This interactive LEGO extravaganza brings all of the creative hands-on, minds-on fun of LEGO building and experiences together in an activity- and entertainment-packed family event for children of all ages and builders of all skills and interests.

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LEGO® KIDSFEST New England: December 6-8

Three Acres of Hands-On Educational Fun for All Ages

The LEGO® KidsFest national tour stops at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT, December 6-8, 2013, bringing all of the creative hands-on, minds-on fun of LEGO building and experiences together in this three acre activity- and  entertainment-packed family event for children of all ages and builders of all skills and interests.

Among the many LEGO attractions, at the LEGO® KidsFest you will find: Continue reading »

Oct 052013
 

This contest has now ended. Congratulations to #226, Patricia!
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**All opinions expressed in this post are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way. Gift Card and product was received in exchange for this post**

I love Kohl’s.  I shop there fairly frequently whether it’s for clothing for myself, clothes or shoes for the kids or housewares.   I got a notice home from the school that their annual open house night is coming up, so I figured what better reason to go out an buy myself a new outfit than to try and look great when I meet the boys new teachers for the first time.

Lucky for me, when I walked inside the store I found out that they were holding a grand opening sale which begin on Friday, September 27.  I remember thinking to myself that my Kohl’s has been there for years, so why the heck are they having a grand opening sale.  Well, I’ll tell you why. Kohl’s is opening three new stores this fall located in Michigan City, Ind., Hyannis, Mass., and Keene, N.H. – and they are celebrating by holding the grand opening sale at all Kohl’s stores.

So last weekend, off I went to find myself a super cute outfit for open house.  I’m a jeans girl, so I was thinking a cute sweater, jeans and some boots would be perfect.

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Oct 052013
 

This contest has now ended. Congrats to #16, Mary!
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** Disclosure: All opinions expressed in this post are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way.  No form of monetary compensation was exchanged.  Product was received in exchange for this post **

Time flies when you’re having fun….or so they say, right?  It blows my mind to think that we are going to be changing our clocks back from Daylight Saving Time in just about a month on Nov. 3!  It’s also that time of year when Energizer, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, and fire departments nationwide join forces for the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® program to raise awareness of the importance of working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in helping to keep families safe in their homes.  This is the 26th year for the annual program and the message is still an important one.

Did you know, thirty-eight percent of fatal fire injuries occur in homes with no smoke alarms, while 24 percent occur in homes in which at least one smoke alarm is present but fails to operate, frequently due to dead or missing batteries.*

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Energizer asked me to share a simple life-saving reminder out to all my readers – remember to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when you set your clocks back – it could help save a life!

How You Can Get Involved: Continue reading »

Oct 052013
 

This contest has now ended. Congrats to #49, Latanya!
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Disclosure:  I received a copy of this movie in exchange for this post.  All opinions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way

I am so excited that Disney is releasing The Little Mermaid from the Disney vault!  The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition 2-Disc Blu-ray & DVD Combo Pack is being released October 1st!  The Little Mermaid is one of my all time favorite Disney films.  It was first in theaters back in 1989 (man, I just dated myself) and I remember watching it on VHS with my sister over and over and over again.  Now I get to share this classic with my own kids.

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This fall, The Walt Disney Studios invites families everywhere to rediscover the film that gave voice to a whole generation as “The Little Mermaid” splashes its way into homes for the first time ever on Blu-ray™ for a limited time only. One of the most celebrated animated musical films of all time and two-time Academy Award®-winner (Best Original Score and Best Original Song “Under the Sea,” 1989), “The Little Mermaid” tells the magical tale of the mermaid princess Ariel and her lovable underwater friends, Sebastian and Flounder. Now, viewers can experience Ariel’s adventures like never before with sparkling high definition picture and sound, then explore the making of this modern family classic with all-new bonus treasures. Continue reading »