Thursday, October 31, 2013

Free 8x10 Collage at Walgreens!

Don't forget to order your Halloween Collage from Walgreens!  

Now until Nov. 2nd they are offering a free 8x10 collage.  
Free 8x10 Collage Print
No strings attached.  Just make sure you select store pick up to avoid those pesky shipping fees. 

Just sign-in, create your collage, and use the code BOOCOLLAGE at checkout.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Oh, I Want One Monday! ~Giveaway Linky~ {10/28}

Welcome to "Oh, I Want One Monday!" weekly giveaway Linky. 
Feel free to list your family friendly giveaways. 
Please link directly to your giveaway and be sure to include the giveaways end date! 
Comments are always nice , but are not required.
**Don't forget to check out my current giveaways** 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

We Have A Winner...

Thank you to all who entered.

The winner of the Amazon Gift Card Giveaway is...

Congratulations Michelle L.!
Please check your email and respond within 48 hours.

If you did not win this time, don't worry there are more giveaways to enter!  You can check them out below.

 Custom Photo Puzzle Ends 11/1

Thermal-Aid Heating & Cooling Packs Review/Zoo Animal & Sectional Giveaway!

Finding a good quality re-useable heating pad for a reasonable price has been a challenge.  Year after year I have purchased those chincy “re-useable” heating packs.  You know the ones where you pop the metal piece inside and it hardens as it heats, then you have to boil it to use it again; those are such a pain.   Well thanks to Thermal-Aid, my search is finally over.
The Thermal-Aid packs eliminate pain and swelling due to arthritis, sports injuries, back pain, and more. Their products range in size and can be used as hot or cold therapy packs. Thermal Aid currently offers small, medium, & large sectionals, a tube (to drape around neck/shoulders), a small pack and their ZooAnimals.  All of the packs can be heated in the microwave, cooled in the freezer, and are made from 100% natural cotton. 
Thermal-Aid heating/cooling packs were developed using a process that removes the germ tip cap and outer coat from each kernel of corn, leaving only the purest and cleanest portion. This also hardens the corn, and allows it to hold temperatures for long periods of time and eliminates mold often associated with natural heating/cooling products.
I was sent both a Thermal Aid medium sectional and a Thermal-Aid Zoo Animal for review.  I absolutely love the medium sectional; it fits perfectly on my lower back.  If heated up properly the heat is so soothing.  I also noticed that the heat lasts longer than any of my other packs (which are now in the garbage).  I like the fact that it is quick to heat and quick to cool, so it is there when you need it.
Now on to the adorable, cuddly Thermal-Aid Zoo Animals.  They have 7 loveable animals to choose from.  We received Ollie Koala.  M loves her Ollie.  She requests that I warm it for her every night.  It is so soothing that it puts her right to sleep.  I just microwave it for 45 seconds to 1 minute and it is the perfect temperature.  It does have a slight odor (from the corn) but nothing too pungent.  Much like the sectional  I received, it too doubles as a cooling pack for those “playground” boo-boo’s!  I absolutely love that it is washable too. 
The COLD Facts
-100% natural
-both a heating & cooling effect
-reduces swelling and relieves pain.
-Safe for kids
-30day money back guarantee (less S & H fees)
Order your today for only $14.95 plus S&H.  And for a limited time Thermal-Aid is offering Buy one get one free on all of their Zoo Animals.

The website asks that you allow 2-6 weeks for delivery but I received mine in less than 2 weeks.
For more facts about Thermal-Aid visit their website, of follow them via Facebook & Twitter.

Now on the the
Our wonderful sponsors over at Thermal-Aid have offered to give one lucky Party of Three reader a Medium Sectional and a Thermal-Aid Zoo Animal!

Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post.  I was given the above mentioned product for review.  All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours.

Zebra ERGObaby Carrier Giveaway from Thanks Mama

Do you love wearing your baby? If you haven't tried yet, you must! It can be very liberating to free up your hands for daily tasks and to have baby content and close to you. We are excited to bring you this opportunity to win an ERGObaby Carrier from Thanks Mama natural parenting store, we think you'll love it!

Thanks Mama online baby store features a selection of twelve baby carrier brands, among them the popular ERGObaby Carrier. This particular brand was the one that started it all and revolutionized babywearing to be truly comfortable and suitable for every day life. The ergonomic design of this carrier supports the correct sitting position for baby and also balances baby's weight on the parent's hips and shoulders. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Good-bye Nemo!

Today was a sad day in the Party of Three house.  Poor little M had to say goodbye to her first pet fish.  Being a fish, little Nemo sometimes got overlooked and that is exactly what happened this week.  He got fed on a regular basis but other than that he was often just an after thought.  

During the fall and winter seasons we like to keep energy costs down by keeping our thermostat low at 64-66.  If we are cold we just put on more clothes, but poor Nemo did not have that option.  We did not consider the fact that his tank may get too cold and that we should invest in a small heater for his tank.  Mommy and Daddy fail.

M is doing fine now and we have plans to go get another Betta soon (and a heater)!

RIP Nemo "Silly" Fish

K'NEX Education Review

K'NEX offers you an awesome array of block designs for kids ages 2 and up! I really believe that blocks are a great way to help develop different skills like imagination, pretend play and construction of different figures.  And they now have a new line!

I would like to introduce their newest K’NEX Education sets!  Hands on learning perfect for the classroom.  The recommended age for these sets: 5th-9th grade and supports 1-2 students at a time.  Each also comes in a convenient storage container complete with building instructions, lesson plans and a teacher’s guide. 

I was sent 4 of the K’NEX Education for review:

Monday, October 21, 2013

We Have A Winner...

Thank you to all who entered.

The winner of the Ornaments With Love Giveaway is...

Congratulations Courtney H.!
Please check your email and respond within 48 hours.

If you did not win this time, don't worry there are more giveaways to enter!  You can check them out below.

 Custom Photo Puzzle Ends 11/1

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Oh, I Want One Monday! ~Giveaway Linky~ {10/21}

Welcome to "Oh, I Want One Monday!" weekly giveaway Linky. 
Feel free to list your family friendly giveaways. 
Please link directly to your giveaway and be sure to include the giveaways end date! 
Comments are always nice , but are not required.
**Don't forget to check out my current giveaways** 

 Custom Photo Puzzle Ends 11/1

1.Kangaroo Nursing T-shirt US/ 10/ 25 
2.Book: The Mother of All Meltdowns - 10/ 23 
3.Leather File Tote - ARV $85 (10/ 31, US/ CAN) 
4.i Pad Mini or $200 Amazon Gift Card 11/11 US 
5.$25 Amazon Gift Card and more (10/ 29, US/ CAN) 
6.$25 Starbucks Gift Card (10/ 22, US/ CAN) 
7.Blendtec Blender ($1200 in Healthy Prizes) -10/ 25 
8.150 Books, Handmade Cat Bed, and More! 11/ 13 
9.Leap Pad Ultra Learning Tablet (11/1, US/ CAN) 
10.$50 Amazon Gift Card (10/ 30, WW) 
11.Happy Baby Prize Pack - 10/ 31 
12.$25 Kohl's Gift Card (4 Winners!) - 11/ 4 
13.Entire PUR Attitude Skincare Line ($547) - 11/ 13 
14.$ 100/$ 75/$50 Cash - 3 Winners (11/ 29, WW) 
15.Cold & Flu Care Pack from Hyland's Homeopathy US 10. 28 
16.Learn Like A Mom - $35 purchasing credit to Thirty- One -US- 11/1 - RC 
17.Children's Book Mitchell Goes Bowling 10/ 22 
18.Pampered Chef Rockcrok Fall Giveaway 10/ 22 
19.Tooth Fairy Pillow, Boy's or Girl's (from Itsy Bitsy Silhouettes) US 10/ 21 
20.Angry Birds Star Wars Telepods Game US 10/ 23 
21.Lionel Trains Santa Fe Super Chief Set US 11/2 
22.RISK: Plants vs. Zombies Collector’s Edition US 11/ 5 
23.Smart Knit Kids Sock/ Underwear (2 win!) - 10/ 27 
24.Book: Christopher Byrne’s Toy Time (2 win!) 10/ 31 
25.Bounce Gift Box (2 winners!) 10/ 26 
26.$50 GC Target & Pampers Prize Pack 11/5 US 
27.4 Tickets Disney on Ice Baltimore 10/ 23 
28.Dreamworks 3 Pack Movies incl Shrek The Musical 11/1 US 
29.$ 700.00 Pay Pal Cash- 10/ 27 
30.Baby Bjorn Baby Carrier- 10/ 22 
31.Any 2 Neo Cell Products (Health/ Beauty)- 10/27 LOW ENTRIES 
32. $200.00 Pay Pal Cash- 11/ 3 
33.Coach Handbag (RV $358. 00)- 11/ 17 
34.Organic Elephant Teething Toy - US -11/ 4 
35. " Audrey Bunny" Children's Book -US/ CAN - 10/ 30 
36.Icential Coolwraps - US/ CAN -10/ 24 
37.$50 World Market Gift Card 10/28 WW 
38.$ 200 Paypal Cash WW 11/ 3 
39.$ 100 Victoria's Secret GC WW 10/ 31 
40.Selicia's Jewelry- Necklace and Earrings WW 10/ 31 
41.$ 200 Amazon GC WW 10/ 31 
42.VTech Inno Tab 3S Us/ Can 11/ 17 
43.$ 150 Kelka Jewelry Gc WW 10/ 31 
44.$ 200 Gift Card of Choice WW 11/ 15 
45.Android Tablet WW 11/ 2 
46.**$25 Pink Blush Maternity GC** 11/5 LOW ENTRIES 
47.MRR\'s Twilight Collection Giveaway | Movie Room Reviews 
48.MRR's Summer of Heroes Giveaway | Movie Room Reviews 
49.MRR and Buy Costumes. com's Halloween Costume Giveaway | Movie Room Reviews Early Learning Academy Review and One-Year Subscription Giveaway!

 Where to begin...I LOVE!

If you have not heard of it, is an online early learning academy.  It uses a 6 Step Learning Path (7 if you include Toddler Time) that goes all the way through kindergarten .  I cannot stress how has changed our lives.  M is advancing so fast, its unbelievable.  Within just one week she started to read/recognize numbers 1-5!   And as a homeschooling family we definitely appreciate the supplementary support.

For first time users they have a mouse and pointer tutorial, which is really awesome.  They also have a “roll over button effect”, to help the little ones navigate.  

Since M is only 3 and had never used a computer before, I helped her navigate the first time around.  But she caught on really quick.   And, although it is not really crucial for me to sit with her during her lessons, since we are using the program amid our homeschooling, I usually do. Program Curriculum include: 

Music and songs -Instrument names & sounds, 26 original A to Z alphabet songs, Children’s classics, Counting & number songs 

Art and Colors -Primary & secondary colors, Shades of colors, Paint-by-number activities, Number & letter dot-to-dots

World Around Us -the body and health, sports, plants & animals, weather & seasons, Earth, moon, sun & stars

Math -Recognizing & counting numbers 1-100, “More than” & “Less than”, Identifying as well as drawing shapes & simple patterns, the meaning of addition & subtraction 

Reading -Uppercase & lowercase letter recognition, phonics, recognizing sounds, rhyming words, word families

Aside from the Lessons (which appear on the white board in the classroom), there are other areas to explore like the interactive FARM and ZOO which are both filled with beautiful animations.  There your child can learn facts about each animal, read books, play games, and do puzzles & art activities.   M's favorite is the interactive zoo.  Sometimes that’s all she wants to do during learning time.

With ABCmouse your child can choose exotic tropical fish and other items to put in the Classroom Aquarium along with learning lots of interesting fish facts at the same time.  This is Ms favorite part of ABCmouse.  She loves cleaning her tank, feeding her fish, and checking up on her hamsters.  Oh yeah, not only do they have a customizable fish tank but they have a customizable hamster cage as well!  M has already created a pretty cool maze of tunnels for her hamsters.  Yes hamsters is plural because she has already “purchased” 2!

They have a ticket rewards system that encourages M to complete learning activities and try new ones.  With every activity she earns tickets and with those tickets she can “purchase” items to customized her bedroom, fish tank, and hamster cage.  Thus, making learning a fun game.  She gets so excited when her tickets come out!

Parent Friendly

They have built in lesson plans as well as a lesson plan builder so you can plan your own and select activities based on your child’s needs and interests. They also have a tab for Progress Tracking, so you can watch as your child progresses.  I have already built a few lessons for our Letter of the Week curriculum but she goes back and forth between that and the Learning Path created for her age.

I love that Early Learning Academy allows M to have control over her learning.  She chooses the activities she wants to do, making her more eager and willing to learn.  I have to pull her away when her computer time is up.

Oh, and another great thing about this program is that you can register multiple children on one account at no extra cost!  I could go on forever about how amazing is, so I will be posting Ms progress every few weeks.  

Would I recommend? Absolutely!  At only $7.95/mo or $79/yr, you wont find a better price for such an amazing program.  It is very reasonably priced and well worth the investment.
Now you can see for yourself...try Early Learning Academy absolutely free for 30 days by clicking here.

We have made a part of our learning and now you can too.
Now for the GIVEAWAY
Just in time for the holidays Early Learning Academy has offered to give one Lucky Party of Three reader a ONE YEAR Subscription!
This Giveaway is Open to EVERYONE!


Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post.  I was given the above mentioned product for review.  All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Piczzle Photo Puzzles Giveaway & Review

At our house, we love puzzles.  So when I found, I just had to have one!

Piczzle Photo Puzzle service is an Internet-based sale and manufacturing service of Jigsaw Puzzles.  They specialize in the production of custom wooden and cardboard jigsaw puzzles.

The process, from start to finish was quick and painless.  Since this particular puzzle was going to be for M I let her choose the photo.  We went through a ton of photos!  I mean a ton.  But then we came across Ms first time flying a kite, our search was over.  Her reason for picking this particular photo was because it had her kite in it…so cute, right?!  After the “hard” part (choosing the photo), ordering was a breeze.

Piczzle developed a fun, quick and friendly online ordering system that allows everybody to easily create their own high quality jigsaw photo puzzles and this is how it goes:
1. Choose the size of your jigsaw puzzle, choose the number of pieces and choose your favorite graphic design.

2. Optional: Enter your MyWords text or choose a quote (free).
3. Specify your preferred puzzle packing option and delivery plan.
4. Upload your photo.
5. Confirm your order.
 Pretty simple, right?!
When the puzzle arrived M and I were so excited, that we stopped what we were doing and immediately put it together.  It came in a cute little, easy to open box.  There were no little cardboard shavings because the pieces were in a zip-lock bag, which was awesome because those shavings are horrible to work around.  I was pleasantly surprised at how sturdy the cardboard really was.  The pieces fit together easily yet don’t fall apart when lifted.  I couldn’t have chosen a better size for M.
Piczzle Photo Puzzles are printed using an advanced digital printing technique that results in sharp, multicolored prints, on premium grade cardboard and then laminated with a glossy finish, the puzzle is precision press cut so that all pieces fit perfectly together.

What I Love 
-Great way to preserve your memories of family and friends
-Fully customizable
-Ordering is easy
-Uploading is speedy
-Option to add text 
-Super Fast shipping
-High quality

Puzzle Options
6 to 2000 pieces
Cardboard or Wood
Rectangular, Round, & Heart-Shaped
Basic, Classic Holiday, Elegant Gold Holiday, Vibrant Holiday, & Love U Designs

Wanna stay current?
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Picture Puzzle GIVEAWAY!
Just in time for the holidays, Piczzle had generously offered to give one Party of Three Reader a small personalized jigsaw puzzle, made from your favorite photo!  Once I have announced a winner, I will post a discount code for everyone.
Simply enter below.
This giveaway is open to the US only.
**If you have won a Piczzle giveaway on any blog in the past 12 months, you are not eligible to win.
Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post.  I was given the above mentioned product for review.  All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. 

Great Products and Awesome Giveaways!

I am happy to announce that I am teaming up with Allergy Buyers  Our first promotion begins soon, Which means great prizes!!  
For your chance to win some cash/products head over right now and like them on Facebook.
Your one stop destination for Healthy Home Products and Information!

About Allergy Buyers Club

"Since 1998, we have specialized in allergy relief products and education on the control and prevention of allergies, sinusitis and asthma. Our best-in-class products are natural, green and hypoallergenic. They appeal to all those who wish to have a clean, healthy home that is free of pollutants. We test and review all of our allergy products and ensure they meet our stringent standards.

We have always believed that no allergy control product is perfect, so we make it our business to put ourselves into your shoes and point out any flaws in product design or performance before you buy a product from us. This way when our experts give an allergy product a high rating you can be assured that we are giving you the straight scoop.

Whatever your healthy home problem, we have a solution and unlike other companies we have fully trained staff who have been with us for years and can consult on the phone with you. And however long you have owned one of our products, our staff are always available to give you product advice and education. Bottom line, we are committed to your health, and we care."

Thursday, October 17, 2013

We Have A Winner

Thank you to all who entered.

The winner of the Sin Driven Clothing Co T-Shirt Giveaway is...

Congratulations Cassandra K.!
Please check your email and respond within 48 hours.

If you did not win this time, don't worry there are more giveaways to enter!  You can check them out below.

(winners choice)

$10 Amazon Gift Card- Ends 10/18