Mamas & Papas Kids Clothing Review

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When it comes to clothing for my two girls, I have issues. We have SO much clothing for them. We all know how much fun it is dressing girls up because there are just so many options and cute clothes out there. So when I was recently contacted by Mamas & Papas to review their clothing line that was recently launched in the US, I was ecstatic. They have been in the UK for awhile now, so I’m happy to see them here! If you aren’t familiar with Mamas & Papas, they are mostly known for their baby gear, recently I reviewed their new Armadillo Stroller.

They have Maternity Clothes, Baby Clothes, and Kids Clothes. All of them are adorable and if I could, I’d own one of everything. When we received our outfits, I was impressed with the quality and I loved the soft colors. The fabrics were soft and well made, which is always a plus with girls who are super active. Of course the test would be putting the outfits on my girls and seeing if they felt the same.

MamasPapasClothing1For my eldest, we received the Mix and Match Contrast Patterned Dress, and for my youngest we received the Limited Edition 2 Piece with Tutu Skirt. As you can see the girls love them and the outfits are completely adorable on them. They are a little bit big on them, but that’s because I ordered them in the next size so they’d be able to wear them for school that starts next month.

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The Mix and Match Contrast Patterned Dress is a jersey material with a striped blue/white top and green/white polka dot bottom joined together with a super cute baby yellow bow in the middle. It’s super cute and casual and would be adorable with a pair of leggings too. I love that it’s longer as I don’t like her wearing anything too short. She says it’s very comfortable as well, so it’s a plus in my book when she’s happy. This dress is great for a day at school or a day out running errands.

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My youngest is wearing the Limited Edition 2 Piece with Tutu Skirt, which unfortunately, is no longer available on their website. This two piece set came with a super cute, soft t-shirt with lime green stripes and a kitty cat adorned on the front and a floral design. The Tutu skirt is a high quality material with a cotton underskirt and a ruched waistband with a cute little bow. My 2 year old loves wearing this outfit and has wore it twice this week, so I’m guessing she likes her outfit as well.

I have been eyeing some of their other clothing too, as I love the quality. My daughters think the clothing is comfortable, which is most important to me. When I washed both of their outfits, I washed them on cold and hung them up to dry, which I do with all of their better clothing. They dried fabulous and look brand new with no fading. This is definitely a high quality brand clothing and I’d recommend them to anyone. They have baby clothing and kids clothing, for girls and boys ranging in sizes from Petite Newborn to size 5/6. I would say their clothing runs pretty true to size as well, so it’s easy to shop.

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When you check out Mamas & Papas clothing, make sure you check out their other products such as strollers, car seats, bouncers, high chairs, and much more.

Disclosure: Everything Mommyhood was sent the above mentioned product in exchange for posting this review. All thoughts and opinions are those of our own and were not influenced in any way. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, and any other social media are not affiliated with this posting or giveaway. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. If you have any questions, please email EverythingMommyhood@gmail.com.

Back to School with Master Lock

This is a compensated post on behalf of Master Lock.  All opinions are 100% my own.  This is a Master Lock Back-to-School sponsored post campaign with Global Influence.

It’s time for back to school, the Summer is coming to an end, which means back to school shopping. Do you know what you will be using to secure your children’s valuables in their locker? or to lock your child’s bicycle up while at school? I remember back in high school, we always used Master Lock to lock up our lockers. They were the most popular as they always were the ones that worked best and everyone loved to use, and of course they were reliable. Master Lock is the world’s largest manufacturer of padlocks and related security products, so of course they are the most popular choice.

Nearly half of North American parents admitted that their child has had an item stolen from them at school, with the most valuable being their cell phone.*

*Survey conducted by Survey Monkey in May 2014 among Americans representative of a National U.S. Census

1500eDBX_White-HI-RES-204x300Master Lock has a variety of stylish, secure and customizable products to make students back-to-school savvy and ensure they don’t forget their combination. They offer a wide range of products and tools for student use including padlocks for school and gym lockers, laptop locks, backpack locks and an online website and mobile app for storing passwords and other important documents. I’m rather impressed with their newly released Speed Dial lock, which is the first padlock that opens on directional movements (up, down, left, right) instead of the traditional rotary dial.

Master Lock has definitely raised the bar when it comes to this new digital lock. To ensure you or your child never loses their code again, there is a permanent Backup Master Code at masterlockvault.com, which is great, because I know when I was growing up, I lost my code all the time! The other cool thing about this high tech lock is it also allows for 3 additional guest combinations. I know if I was going to school and had this lock on my locker, everyone would be envious of such a cool lock!

 Everything Mommyhood would like to formally invite you to the Master Lock Twitter Party on August 5th at 8 PM EST, hosted by @ResourcefulMom. I will update this post with the RSVP link and the hashtag once they become available.  They are giving away some awesome products that you don’t want to miss out on.

Here’s something else fun for you to participate in, Master Lock is dialing up back-to-school fun for students and parents with an interactive online game, “Master Lock Photo Hunt Challenge.” You will have a chance to view the many products Master Lock offers.
Now through September 7, participants can go to www.MasterLockPhotoHunt.com for a chance to win back-to-school security items and create a Master Lock shopping wish list. Head on over now to find out how to play! You can even share the photo hunt challenge on Twitter, where you can earn an additional entry. There are more than 65 chances to win, including daily instant win prizes, weekly prizes and one grand prize: a Samsung Smart Media Center Package that includes a 60” HD 1080p Smart LED HDTV. With all of that, there’s a good chance you can win!

Disclosure: Everything Mommyhood received compensation and product for this posting. All opinions expressed are 100% our own. All thoughts and opinions are those of our own and were not influenced in any way. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, and any other social media are not affiliated with this posting or giveaway. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. If you have any questions, please email everythingmommyhood@gmail.com.

Febreze Noseblindness Review & Giveaway – ends 8/5 #Noseblind

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.

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I was recently sent a prize pack from Febreze in order to facilitate a #Noseblind test and have a movie night in my home! We recently had our favorite couple over for a family movie night. We are really close friends with them and they have two children just like we do, so we took advantage and watched Rio 2 and had some popcorn with our kiddos.

Have you ever heard of Noseblindness before besides the title of my blog post? Noseblindness is just simply what it states. When you live in your home, you become immune to the smells that are around you over a period of time. Whether you think you may have odors or not, you probably do. It can be just as simple as your kids, or your husband, or those dishes in the sink. Maybe the pile of shoes by the door, or that old carpet. You may not notice them since you are used to smelling them all the time. This is why I was happy to have some friends over to really tell me what they thought.

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Here’s what we received to try out:
1 Febreze Air Effects in Meadows & Rain
1 Febreze Fabric Refresher in Meadows & Rain
1 Febreze Noticeables with refill in Hawaiian Aloha
1 Febreze Candle in Meadows & Rain

Now I don’t know if they were just being nice or not, but they said they didn’t smell anything in our home and have never noticed anything before when they came over (except for that one time I made deviled eggs before an Easter get together, YUCK!). Now we all know that popcorn, especially movie butter popcorn has a very strong smell, so we cooked up some yummy (and not so healthy) movie butter popcorn to enjoy with Rio 2. After awhile of eating the popcorn, we couldn’t smell it any longer. Fortunately, our kitchen and living room are connected and we actually have a Febreze NOTICEables oil plug in, right behind the couch, so before you know it, we could smell the sweet Hawaiian smell of the Hawaiian Aloha scent.

We have since used the Air Effects as well as the NOTICEables candle and I have been rather impressed with these Febreze products. The smell of the meadows & rain is really great and refreshing, without being to overpowering. Febreze has a lot of products out there on the market that you can find at your local supermarket. My favorites are their Air Effects and Fabric Refresher. They are both great to get rid of stale odors in your home, which we all have from time to time.

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Now for the giveaway!

One lucky winner will receive Febreze Prize Pack & a $60 AMEX Gift Card, retail approximately $80.
Open to US Residents Only, 18 and up.
One entry per household/IP Address.
Void where prohibited.
Winner will be chosen randomly via the Giveaway Tools entry form and will be emailed.
Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize before a new winner is chosen.
Giveaway ends 8/5/14 at 11:59pm EDT.

Disclosure: Everything Mommyhood received a similar prize package as mentioned above for this posting. All opinions expressed are 100% our own. All thoughts and opinions are those of our own and were not influenced in any way. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, and any other social media are not affiliated with this posting or giveaway. Everything Mommyhood is not responsible for prize shipment. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. If you have any questions, please email everythingmommyhood@gmail.com.

CattleBoyz Starter Kit, BBQ Sauce, and $100 Gift Certificate Giveaway – ends 8/8

I have never worked with Cattleboyz myself, but I have heard great things about them! Mom Powered Media along with Everything Mommyhood and a handful of other bloggers are very pleased to bring you this amazing giveaway (and DONT forget all of this awesome information!) for all of our AMAZING fans!!

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A Little About Cattleboyz:

CattleBoyZ Manufactures a line of Award Winning Gourmet BBQ Sauces that are meticulously mass produced and are being shipped to a variety of North American, and Other Global Destinations. The sauces come in many flavors; can be purchased at Retail Outlets, On-line, in Branded Gift Boxes, Private Labelled, or can even be Custom Labelled for Corporate Events and Promotional Items.

Joe Ternes, CEO and member of the Ternes Family who founded CattleBoyZ Barbecue Sauce says: “Our family has been raising prime Alberta beef for over 70 years so we know a thing or two about Barbecue and BBQ Sauce. When we started bottling Grilling Sauce in our own family kitchen and selling it at the family butcher shop in Calgary, we never dreamed that later it would be named as the nation’s favorite!”

CattleBoyZ produces Gluten Free Barbecue Sauces, BBQ Seasonings, and Barbecue Rubs that appeal to modern diets and to bring the unique Alberta savory Sauce sensation to a wider audience. Many known CFIA identified allergens have been removed from our secret ingredient blend to make CattleBoyZ the superior, nutritionally sound Gluten Free BBQ Sauce solution for any meal.

CattleBoyZ recently added a line of Premium Quality Pellet BBQ Smoker Grills and Other High Quality Barbecue Products To Our Award Winning Product Line.

CattleBoyZ BBQ Sauce is incredibly versatile and has proven to be the perfect condiment. Our BBQ sauces use only the finest all-natural ingredients to create a sweet, tangy barbeque sauce with a spicy kick.

EXCITING news for everyone in USA Cattleboyz BBQ Sauce is being listed with Safeway And THEY are a 30+ times award winning sauce company coming to 1400 Safeway locations in August”

ONE lucky fan has a chance to WIN – 100$ gift certificate, bbq starter kit and latest bbq sauce!

RULES to enter!

Open to USA/CAN 18+
void where prohibited (no quebec)
ends august 9 at Noon EST
ONE entry per household!
Winner will have 48 hours from when name is drawn to email be back or a new winner will be chosen.

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Disclosure: Everything Mommyhood did not receive compensation for this posting. All opinions expressed are 100% our own. All thoughts and opinions are those of our own and were not influenced in any way. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, and any other social media are not affiliated with this posting or giveaway. Everything Mommyhood is not responsible for prize shipment. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. If you have any questions, please email Darci@MomPoweredMedia.com.

SmartMom Mobile App for iPhone is a MUST!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored guest post on behalf of SmartMom Mobile App.

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Motherhood begins as soon as you see those two blue lines that say everything – you are pregnant. So many different emotions go through your head: joy, terror, elation and anxiety. While you know this is the most important thing you’ve ever done, it’s also the most daunting task you’ve ever been given. This new intense and deep love drives you to do whatever is best for your child – to do whatever it takes. Questions runs through your mind every second:

Why is he kicking more than usual today?

How can I help my infant sleep through the night?

Why is my child licking everything in sight?

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You’ve checked out all those mom forums but they don’t have what you really want: instant access to the information and recommendations you want, in a positive and supportive community.

Now there is – introducing SmartMom.

Available now in the iPhone App Store, SmartMom is a mobile app that allows new and experienced moms to exchange information, opinions and pictures of their little ones. With an entire community of moms at your fingertips, SmartMom can answer all of your questions quickly and skillfully.

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Why do we love SmartMom? So many reasons.

For one, it’s fast. Because of their push notification settings, SmartMom ensures every question is answered by notifying users of new questions. You can choose to be notified throughout the day, just a couple of times, or never. On average, questions are answered in less than ten minutes, with about ten helpful responses in 24 hours. The fact that it is mobile means you are notified instantly when someone responds to you. No more sitting by the computer or compulsively checking your e-mail, just instant access to the information you need.

Another reason: the community of moms involved. Never have we ever experienced such a positive and supportive environment. SmartMoms will agree that the small community of moms on this app is one that fosters positivity. SmartMom community managers ensure that the community stays this way through close monitoring of posts and comments.

Lastly, contests. As other users respond positively to your answers, they will “like” them, giving you points. These points are used toward monthly contests through which we reward the most active members of our community. In the past, we have given away a B.O.B. Stroller and a $500 gift card to Old Navy, just to name a few.

Download the app today and tell all of your mommy friends about SmartMom! There’s a whole community of SmartMoms who may have the answers you need!

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Disclosure: Everything Mommyhood received monetary compensation for the posting of this guest post. All thoughts and opinions are those of our own and were not influenced in any way. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google, and any other social media are not affiliated with this posting or giveaway. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. If you have any questions, please email EverythingMommyhood@gmail.com.