Friday, November 30, 2012

We Have a Winner...

Congratulations Kaci G!  

Thank you to all who entered.
If you did not win this time, don't worry there are more giveaways to enter!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Your Santa Story DVD Review & Giveaway

These days, kids grow up way too fast so what better way to keep the spirit of believing alive than with a customized message from Santa Claus himself?  And thanks to founder Doug Johnson and all of the wonderful Moms and Dads at “Your Santa Story”, Santa can "visit" your living room on Christmas.

"Your Santa Story" is a custom-made DVD that features a realistic Santa Claus.  He addresses your family and speaks directly to each child by name.  He then tells a family story, acknowledges a milestone, or says anything else you choose.  He can even tell them that since they have been so good this year, he has left one more gift somewhere in the house...and then reveals the hiding spot! These DVDs are available in sign language and for military, expatriate, or Spanish-speaking families.
Since M has only had 2 Christmases, we don’t have any traditions in place yet.  But now with the suggestion of “Your Santa Story” we have decided to leave carrots out on the porch for the reindeer, I know that M will just love that.

I remember when I was a growing up we would all sit down the day after Thanksgiving and write Santa a letter.  We couldn't wait to put them in the mailbox and get a reply.  As for M and our newest tradition...our city has a Letters to Santa program.  We can drop her letter to Santa off at City Hall and they have “Santa” write back. 

I received a call saying that my DVD has been shipped and the next day it was on my doorstep!  I had no clue it was going to be overnighted!  When I received our customized DVD I was so excited to pop it in and watch it.  So as soon as bedtime rolled around I turned on the TV and watched it...TWICE.  I was so shocked to see a real person/actor playing Santa and he really speaks right to the kids; they did not use a computer generated voice or dubbing effects.  He even said how much the reindeer loved the carrots that M left on the front porch!  It was 100% customized and 100% awesome!!  I think we will end up getting one every year.  What a great way to make the best morning ever....even better?! 

Making a DVD is so simple; you just fill in the blanks. You can chose up to 5 children and/or pets and Santa will address them all personally.  Before you submit your DVD you have to opportunity to review “the script” that Santa is going to say on the DVD.

To learn more you can connect with "Your Santa Story" on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest 

Buy It
Because of the complete customization of these videos, there are only a limited number produced.  If you hurry, for only $29.95 you can now create your own unique story by clicking here.

Win It

Just in time for the best morning ever, our sponsors at “Your Santa Story” are giving one of my readers an online code to make their own personalized Santa Story!  Because Christmas is not far away, this giveaway it only open for a week, so hurry and fill out the Rafflecopter form for you chance to win!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer: I was given a customized DVD for review purposes.  All opinions are my own.

Kelly Kits Review & Giveaway!!

As a home-schooling parent, I am always looking for fun and creative ways to teach.  I think I found just that with Kelly Kits.  Kelly Kits are an all inclusive art-play curriculum for all ages!   Each activity includes an enrichment idea that adds an educational component to each art-play experience, which is just perfect for a home schooling mommy such as myself!  

Drawing a picture with glue...
The Original Kelly Kit includes one set of five unique activities that include painting, drawing, sculpting, printmaking, & collage. Each kit contains EVERYTHING needed for the activities.  From glue sticks to pencils, if you need it, it’s included! And bonus, Kelly Kits uses only quality, NON-TOXIC materials, so no worries there! Kelly Kits are made to encourage creativity & teach!  So set aside those coloring books and sign up for Kelly Kits.

We received the Mighty Mosaics Collage project.  It came complete with a glue stick, pencil, a bag of mini mosaic cardstock squares, and 4 half-sheet pieces of black construction paper.  This particular craft is great for learning colors and early math skills.  It only held M’s attention for about 20 minutes but she is only 2 so that is to be expected.   Because of the excess of materials, we can revisit this is a project over and over.  With this kit we were able to review colors, counting, and matching!  This is such a great investment and is totally worth it. 
Sorting and Counting...
M's Mosaic Masterpiece!
 What’s extra awesome about these kits is that they have instructions for Preschool (ages 2-6), Elementary (ages 6-10), & a Masterpiece Challenge for ages 10+.  Kelly Kits not only create a great learning environment, but they are super fun for both parent and child.

Being a part of the Kelly Kit Klub doesn’t stop with the kits.  If you log onto their site they have instructional videos, helpful hints, tricks and various ways to better enjoy these kits with your children.  When you visit their site you will find that there are a few different packages to choose from.  They have a monthly subscription, gift packs, and Birthday Party Packs.
The Kelly Kits monthly subscription is a mail-out of a single activity with instructional video access and monthly contests, drawings, and prizes!  The gift packs and sensory kits have all the materials needed for 5 unique art projects for 2 children.  The Birthday Party Pack is really neat.  It includes activities for 8 children (add-ons are available if you have more than 8 guests) and they come with a special personalized gift for the birthday girl/boy and a planning guide.   All subscriptions are mailed out on the 20th of the month but to ensure that your Party Pack is delivered on time, you should order a month in advance.  

Not convinced these kits are right for you?  Try Kelly Kits for free!  To learn more you can visit their Facebook page.

Kelly Kits also has a monthly Masterpiece Challenge contest where you can upload your child’s finished project for a chance to win a $50 Visa Gift Card.  For more information you can click here!
Kelly Kit is now offering some really great deals for the holidays.  From 12/10 to 12/16 you can save 20% by using the promo code Holiday20
You can connect with Kelly Kits on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.

Buy It
You can purchase a Kelly Kit from their website.  They start at $9.99. 

Win It
Our sponsors over at Kelly Kits have generously offered one lucky reader a 6-month subscription!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer: I received the above mentioned product for review purposes.  All opinions are 100% my own.  Party of Three, but Room for More is not responsible for prize shipment.

Green Christmas Gift Giveaway Hop

Green Christmas Giveaway

Welcome to the Green Christmas Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering, Going Green with Grizls and The Reynolds Mom. 50+ members of the Green Moms Network have come together to offer you tons of chances to win green-themed Christmas gifts! There’s sure to be something for everyone on your list. We hope you’ll discover some great new brands to add to your Christmas list too!

Below my entry form, you'll see the other giveaways to enter as well as information about entering to win the Grand Prize!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Ornaments WITH LOVE Review!

I love hanging personalized ornaments on my tree.  They make your tree extra unique and are a wonderful way to record life’s memories, milestones, events, and activities.  Ornaments With Love has a wonderful selection of ornaments.  With an assortment of over 2000 personalized ornaments there’s one for almost every occasion.  Everything from learning to use the potty, babies first Christmas or first steps to Monster trucks, becoming a big sibling, and special military ornaments.  There are so many to choose from!  Picking just one to review was just impossible because I had more than 6 favorites in my shopping cart.  I think it took me like an hour to decide.

For my ornament I chose the Rocking Horse Christmas Ornament with Teddy.  It comes in both Pink and blue (I chose the pink).  Everything about it is just adorable!  For this particular ornament, and most others, you are able to customize the year, name, and banner.  I wanted it to read, “M’s 3rd Christmas” (I did use her real name, not just her initial).    

If I were to choose a second ornament, I think it would be the Personalized Santa Christmas Ornament with Child.  With this ornament you can customize the wording on Santa’s hat, your child's name, the year, and up to five words (on the Christmas list)!  I also almost ordered a huge family ornament for my mom to display on her tree of the whole family, but couldn’t scrape the money together.  They have ornaments where you can add to 14 names!  There are also a few ornaments that have up to 20 faces and the family name can be written on the banner.  I love that they have ornaments for both small and large families.

Although every ornament is hand painted, there were no visible paint smudges or anything.  It was flawless. The ornament itself is very well made. It is heavy, but light enough to hang on the tree creating a sagging branch.  It was definitely made to last. 

The shipping was quite fast.  I think from the time I placed my order to the time it was shipped was about a day and it arrived in less than a week!  That’s pretty incredible for a personalized item.  When it arrived it was packaged really well.  It also included a neat little gift bag just in case I wanted to give the ornament as a gift; which is an awesome idea because these ornaments make great gifts!  Ornaments with Love has great prices so if you are looking to be a little on the frugal side while buying Christmas gifts, they are the place to shop.

The ordering process is quick, easy and very user friendly.  Orders usually ship within 1 to 2 days, but you should place your orders early to avoid seasonal delays. They charge a FLAT RATE of $6.95 on orders shipped to the US!  So it doesn't matter how many items you order, you will only be charged $6.95.  And they offer free shipping for orders over $50.

Buy It

Ornaments with Love ornaments start at just $9.95.  So stop by and order your personalized ornament today!

To learn more you can visit their website here or connect with them on Facebook.

Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post.  I was given the above mentioned ornament for review.  All opinions are 100% my own and my differ from yours.  Party of Three is not responsible for prize shipment.

We Have a Winner...

Congratulations Carla G.!  
Thank you to all who entered.
If you did not win this time, don't worry there are more giveaways to enter!

Oh, I Want One Monday! ~Giveaway Linky~ {11/26}

up to 85% off Printerpix for Cyber Monday!

For Cyber Monday Printerpix is offering up to 85% off some of their products. They may even let you use the Party of Three code PARTYOF3 for an additional 20% off (not sure but it doesn't hurt to try)!  

Not ready to create just yet?  Thats ok.  You can buy a voucher now and create later!

Here's how it works: 

1. Click 'Buy Voucher' and your voucher/certificate will be automatically added to your cart.

2. You can select multiple product gift certificates but you can't combine offer codes with gift certificates in the same order.

3. View your cart and check out with your gift certificates/voucher(s). You do not need to create the actual products at this stage.

4. Once you've paid, your gift certificate/voucher code will be automatically emailed to you.

5. You have 3 or 6 months (depending on the options you purchase) to create the exact product(s) you bought your gift certificate/voucher for.

6. To use the gift certificate/voucher, create and add your product to your cart, enter your certificate code and click to apply your voucher before check out - the voucher credit will automatically be deducted. 

Terms & Conditions 

Sale ends Midnight (EST) tonight, November 26th. Your gift certificate(s) code will expire 3 month after the purchase date unless you have selected the option to extend to 6 months, in which case they will expire 6 month after the purchase date. You have until this date to create and order the applicable products. You must use your gift certificate code by their expiry date. Certificates not redeemed by their expiry date will expire and will not be extended. All standard terms & conditions apply. 

$100 Paypal Cash Giveaway!

Welcome to the CashCrate Cash $100 Paypal giveaway, hosted by Stay a Stay at Home Mom. One lucky winner will win $100 in cold-hard cash to be used on anything your heart desires. But even if you don't win the $100 Paypal, you still walk away from this giveaway a winner. How? Well, you have the opportunity to join Cashcrate FOR FREE. CashCrate is one of the best survey/offer sites on the planet.  I have only been a member for a month and have already made a profit  Here's what Rayven from Stay a Stay at Home Mom says about CashCrate:
I've been a CashCrate member for almost 5 years now, and get a check every month. Its not a ton of money, but its enough to go out on a date night with my hubby, or if I saved it each month we'd be able to do all our Christmas shopping. I love CashCrate as the program is simple, they pay on time, and best of all, its totally free!
Earn money for:
  • Taking Surveys
  • Completing Offers
  • Shopping Online
  • Referring Your Friends
This is one program you don't want to miss. Its simple to get started, just click here to join CashCrate. 
Need some extra holiday cash or want to catch up on some bills.  Here's your chance.
Just enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win $100 Paypal cash! Here's that CashCrate sign up link again in case you missed it: Sign up for CashCrate for Free

  a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer: Party of Three, but Room for More received no compensation for making this post, and is not responsible for prize shipment.

Soda Stream Giveaway!

Soda Stream Soda Maker Giveaway!! 
With the holiday season upon us, wouldn't it be a fun family event to make your own soda?  Or maybe a family taste test with all the variety of flavors it has to offer?  Whatever you choose, I guarantee it will be fun and a great conversation starter!

It also makes a very unique gift, especially for that certain person who is always difficult to buy for.  I am sure they would love it!  Check out the full review on using the Soda Stream soda maker. 

Saturday, November 24, 2012

PrinterPix Review and Canvas Print Giveaway!

What better way to show off your family than a beautiful canvas picture displayed right above your living room couch?!  And I know just the place to get one—Printerpix!   I am so happy that I approached the wonderful folks over at PrinterPix to do review one of their products.  I received the 30×20 gallery wrapped canvas and I absolutely love it.  The quality is beautiful and it looks perfect in our bedroom above our bed!

Printerpix is a one-stop shop for turning your memories into artwork.   They have a huge variety of products including their beautiful canvas prints, photo books, and wall calendars.   You can customize the text, layout, and design of ANY product, ensuring that your book, calendar, or canvas captures your memories just right.  Their webpage is very easy to navigate so creating your keepsake is a breeze.  So whether you want a puzzle, mug, or just some regular prints, Printerpix is the place to go. 
The Printerpix website is fast and responsive making ordering super easy!  Shipping is fast and tracking your package is effortless because they update you along the way with their email updates.  I love being able to see where my packages are and when they are going to arrive.  I was very impressed with the packaging.   It came in a flat, cardboard box and was packed with such care. 

Ordering is a easy as 1-2-3!  
Photo canvas prints start at $49.95 and there are many sizes to choose from, so just pick one to fit your needs!  Also, before your order is placed you have the option to upgrade the material used for your canvas.  You are also given the opportunity to purchase a protective coating, to preserve your photo and make your creation last even longer!

So capture, create, and print your most treasured memories with Printerpix, because there is nothing like holding a photograph, flipping through a photo book or displaying a beautiful canvas featuring your friends and family. 

Buy It
Now you can create and display your memories by visiting Printerpix. Canvas prints start at $49.99,
And for a limited time Printerpix is offering Party of Three readers a special discount.

The Coupon code PARTYOF3 will Save 20% off ANY Printerpix product!
Offer expires 1/31/2013, giving you plenty of time to create those holiday memories.

Win It 

Our amazing sponsors at Printerpix have generously offered to giveaway a 16x20 Canvas print {valued at $88.95} to one lucky Party of Three reader! Enter the Rafflecopter below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
“Printerpix makes your memories last a lifetime”

Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post.  I was given the above mentioned item for review purposes.  All opinions are 100% my own and my differ from yours.  Party of Three is not responsible for prize shipment.

Good-bye Rafflecopter!

Because of the horrible updates on Rafflecopter, I am being forced to use switch to another giveaway entry form.  I hope this makes things a bit easier on everyone.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Boogie Wipes Review & Giveaway!

With cold and flu season right around the corner, it’s not a bad idea to start stocking up on tissues.  And don’t forget the petroleum jelly for those sore, red noses.  Because of the dry rubbing even the tissues with lotion still irritate noses.   Well, moms Julie Pickens & Mindee Doney have found the solution…Boogie Wipes

Unlike baby wipes, Boogie Wipes contain absolutely no alcohol so they will not sting an irritated nose.  Instead these moist wipes contain saline.  This is genius because saline aids in the removal of dried snot from around your child’s nose.  

Boogie wipes can also be use for other baby messes, like sticky hands or messy mouths. Their unique formula of natural saline, chamomile, vitamin E, and aloe dissolves mucus while moisturizing!  They are hypoallergenic, super soft, and gentle enough for all ages.  They are also pediatrician recommended and contain no additives like phthalate and paraben.

When M is sick and not feeling well, she refuses to blow her nose because it hurts.  But when I let her feel just how soft the Boogie Wipes were, she voluntarily blew her nose  (it didn’t hurt that the packaging has a fun kid friendly design)!  The best thing about these wipes is that they actually cleared up her chapped nose!!  That’s right.  She had a runny nose a few days before I received my boogie wipes and her nose was as red as Rudolph’s!  After using maybe 2 wipes her nose was no longer red.  These are amazing.

Boogie Wipes are available in Great Grape, Fresh Scent, Minty Menthol, and Simply Unscented.  Some of the scents may be a little strong for some people but I assure you they smell good.  While the Grape is not my favorite, its not as gross as it may sound; M thinks its great and I think it makes blowing a little more appealing! 
They come packaged in canisters great for at home or in the classroom, smaller packs perfect for diaperbags or glove compartment, and pocket size Boogie Blasters (12 count pack of individually wrapped Boogie Berry scented wipes).    

And coming in January of 2013:

  • 10 count pack of Boogie Wipes in Fresh and Grape
  • Cotton Candy scented Boogie Blasters 
  • Boogie Mist-saline mist with a twist

Boogie Wipes don't absorb anything, so if your child's nose is a faucet you may need to use regular tissues as well.  If you're just removing dried up snot or wiping stuffy noses, they are perfect.  Boogie Wipes are definitely less irritating than regular tissues, so use them when you can.  

If you would like to learn more about Boogie Wipes as well as receive free coupons and samples you can become a member of the Boogie Bunch or follow them on Facebook or Twitter.

Want a fun way to teach your kids to put their boogies in a wipe and not on their sleeve?  The Boogie Bunch has an on-going promotion called Save the Sleeve.  To learn more or take the pledge to receive a free I SAVED MY SLEEVE badge kit click here!

Buy It
Boogie Wipes can be purchased at your local Target, Walgreens, Walmart, Rite Aid, Toys R Us, Costco, or on Amazon!  
There is even a special Boogie Wipes Diaper Cake! It includes 3-30 count packs of Boogie wipes, 20 individually wrapped Boogie Wipes, 50 Diapers & a special plush toy!
It is Available Online at:

Win It
Just in time for those stuffy, runny noses, Boogie Wipes is offering one of my readers TWO 30-count packs of wipes! 

This giveaway is open to US, Canada, & Australia.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post.  I was given some samples to review.  All opinions are 100% my own and my differ from yours.  Party of Three is not responsible for prize shipment.

Girls Dream Christmas Giveaway!

 Hosted by: Mom Blog Society | Geeky Gamer Mom | Jackie’s Reviews | Mom Does Reviews | | Route 249 | Shannon's View from Here |
What little girl would not want this prize package?!
 GrandPrize winner: Barbie Dream House, Little Tikes Kitchen, Lalaloopsy, Bratzillaz, Novie Star Mae Talkii, Bratz Boutique 

 1st Place winner: Little Tikes Kitchen, Lalaloopsy, Bratzillaz, Novie Star 

Keurig Platinum Giveaway Week 4!

Have A Keurig Holiday Event

Special thank you to our lovely co-hosts: Spend With Pennies and My Vegan Gluten-Free Life
The Keurig Platinum Brewing System brews a perfect cup of coffee, tea, hot cocoa or iced beverage at the touch of a button. With an award-winning design, this brewer features a blue, backlit LCD display that allows you to program water temperature, set the digital clock, Auto On/Off and your favorite cup size. With the choice of five cup sizes, the Platinum brewer offers a removable drip tray to accommodate travel mugs.
  • Keurig Platinum B70 brewer
  • My K-Cup filter
  • Removable drip tray
  • Water filter kit
  • Five brew sizes: 4 oz, 6 oz, 8 oz, 10 oz, 12 oz
  • 72-oz water reservoir
  • Measures 13-1/2"L x 9-3/4"W x 12-1/2"H
  • 48 K-Cups to get you started
I would love to own one of these.  I could make tea, coffee, and hot chocolate!  There's something for everyone!

One lucky reader will receive a Keurig Platinum B70 Brewer with 48 K-Cups!

Giveaway ends November 30th at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Video games and more Christmas Giveaway!

 Hosted By: Mom Blog Society | Geeky Gamer Mom | Jackie's Reviews | Mom Does Reviews | | Route 249 | Swank Savings | S.O.S Mom |
This giveaway can also be for girls.  We all like video games, music, and toys!  
Prizes: 2 Winners!
GrandPrize winner: PS VITA 3G/WI-FI AND Skylanders Giants
1st Place winner: Hot Wheels Ballistiks AND iTikes Piano
Skylanders Giants: Winners Choice on Xbox, Wii or PS