Monday, September 18, 2017

The mifold Grab-and-Go Booster Seat is a Game Changer and Must Have for Anyone Who Transports Young Children

Disclosure:  I was sent a sample from the vendor in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.





Last year my husband was in the market for a car.  Because he has a long commute for work, he wanted to look for a car that was good on gas and mileage.  With that being said, I was thinking he would be looking to get a 4-door sedan, seeing that we are a family of four (2 adults and 2 kids).  After a few weeks of looking my husband said he found the perfect car and bought it.  To say I was surprised when he pulled into the driveway the first time was an understatement.  Instead, I was shocked.  Wonder why?  Just take a look and keep the thought of a family car in your mind....



Does this look like a family car to you?  We had talked about getting a car that was good on gas and mileage, but I didn't think I had to remind him that we needed a back up car in case my car was in the shop and we needed to bring the girls places.  I took a look in the backseat and couldn't believe how tiny it was.  My husband was running a list of all the pros of the car, and said that the salesperson as the dealership said she could fit two car seats in the back.  "Yeah, right" I thought as I looked at my husband.  I told him that they will tell him anything just to get a sale.

We grabbed the girls' car seats from my husband's old car that were in the garage and tried to install them.  After swapping around car seats from the four we had, we were only able to get one car seat to fit in the car.  And, the only way it could be used it when there was no passenger in the front passenger seat and that seat was pulled all the way forward touching the dashboard.  But, this wouldn't work because we have two girls.  I looked at my husband as I shook my head.  And, his response..."At least it wasn't a sports car."  I guess I should relieved, right.  That is a guy for you.

Thinking that this was a lost cause and that the girls would not be able to ride in this car until they were teens and out of their car seats, I received an email to try out a new car seat alternative, that answered my prayers. Have you heard about mifold grab-and-go booster seats?  I hadn't until I had received the email.  And, after checking out the website and videos of their grab-and-go booster seats, I was curious to try it out.




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"The mifold booster seat provides the freedom of travel with kids. Whether it’s taking a summer road trip with the family, carpooling to baseball or soccer practice, or many other situations you may have, a compact, quick and convenient booster seat is a game changer. It is all you need to transport your kids safely." 

I have to admit at first I was a little hesitant as I am used to getting the safest car seats for my girls, and thought that the most expensive and top of the line was best.  The mifold grab-and-go booster seat didn't look safe as it didn't have side air protectors or a 5 point harness like the car seats I was used to. 





But, I was willing to give it a try and see for myself.  And, I am so glad that I did as we love it and it is the best booster seat we have owned and used. :-)


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"mifold is the most advanced, compact, and portable booster seat ever invented. mifold is more than 10x smaller than a regular booster seat and just as safe!"



We received the mifold Grab-and-Go Booster Seat right before the Labor Day long weekend, and were ready to give it a try.  Unlike the other car seats we have used for the girls, this one was so easy to install...in a matter of minutes.  And, if ease of installment wasn't enough, it wasn't bulky or weighed a lot, which were also pluses in my eyes.  But, the best part of the mifold grab-and-go booster seat was that it fit in my husband's Mr. Bean car, thus allowing us to transport both our girls in one car trip.  When my husband saw this, he gave me a smirk and then followed up with "See, I told you this car would work out!."   Argg, don't you hate when your husband gives you that told you so look.


Because I was laid up from an injury, my husband took advantage of his daddy-daughter time and took the girls around town for ice cream, to the playground and for lunches.  The girls were so excited to be able to travel in their Daddy's new car, and I was happy that we finally found a solution to his small car dilemma.  




Now whenever the weekends roll around, my girls get excited as they know that they will be riding in Daddy's car to gymnastics and for Sunday Daddy-Daughter breakfast.  Thanks to the mifold Grab-and-Go booster seat, it has become a win-win in our house. It took two mifold grab-and-go booster seats in the back seat to turn his rinky dink car into a family car, and I get some much needed me-time on the weekends,  while the girls enjoy quality time with Daddy in his car.  They think it is the coolest little car and love the looks they get when they pull up next to cars at the lights.  I, on the other hand, just picture this when I see people looking at my husband's little car.  :-)



Beep, beep, get out the way. :-)


We have had the mifold grab-and-go booster seat for a few weeks now, and absolutely love it.  When we are not using the booster seat in my husband's car, I love how easy it is to grab and hand off to my parents so that they can transport the girls around in their cars when they come to visit.  My parents are in love with the mifold grab-and-go booster seat and plan to buy a couple so they can store in their trunks and have on hand when visiting with all the grandkids.  I can't stop raving about these amazing booster seats with family and friends, and even showed them off last week to my girls' old preschool teacher.  I showed her how easy it was to use and she thought this was great.  Back when the girls were in school, field trips days were so crazy as we had so many car seats and booster seats in the classroom waiting to be installed in the teachers and parents cars to transport all the kids.  Just having a handful of these grab-and-go booster seats would have made things so much easier, and take up less space for sure.




Once you try the mifold grab-and-go booster seat you will see why I and so many other parents, grandparents and caregivers are in love with this booster seat.  




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This is one of those products you are glad were invented and that really do make life so much easier, especially when you are a busy, on the go parent, who doesn't want to waste time when you are running late, trying to install a booster seat in your car.  To learn more about the mifold grab-and-go booster seat, or to order one for your family, or to give to grandparents or your child's day care provider, just head on over to http://www.mifold.com/shop/.


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And, with the holidays fast approaching this grab-and-go booster seat will make holiday traveling a little easier.  Just imagine a backseat that is not crowded with clunky booster seats, or traveling by airplane and not needing to carry a booster seat for your child.


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And, say goodbye to extra charges to rent a booster seat when you rent a car for family trips.  The mifold grab-and-go booster seat fits easily in a handbag, duffel bag, backpack, or even your back pocket.


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I could go on and on about how great this booster seat it...but, I will end here so you can find out for yourself. :-)

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Disclosure:  I was sent a sample from the vendor in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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Mondays are Made a Little Easier When I Have My ThermoServ Double Tritan Travel Tumbler by My Side! #thermoserv

Disclosure: I was provided with a sample from the vendor in exchange for promoting product.  However, all views shared are mine and mine alone.




Even though summer may be coming to an end this week, doesn't mean I can't still enjoy frozen hot chocolates or iced coffees, especially on Monday mornings, when I just don't want to get up and start the week.

Today I have so much to do, but first things first...make my favorite iced coffee and fill my Made in the USA ThermoServ double Tritan travel tumbler, which is virtually unbreakable, and keeps beverages hot or cold while reducing condensation.




I love this tumbler as it is dishwasher friendly, and comes with a matching lid. It looks great!  But, best of all...it keeps my drinks cold for 12 hours.

Want one of these Made in the USA ThermoServ double Tritan travel tumblers (also available in other designs) for yourself?  Then, head on over to Amazon and search for ThermoServ Tumblers.  

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When you have your ThermoServ Tumbler in your hand, it will make handling Mondays a little easier. :-)  #thermoserv


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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Get in on the Action Today...Own College Football This Season with DISH!

Live College Football on DISH



OWN DISH, OWN COLLEGE FOOTBALL!

For sports lovers, fall means one thing: college football. Whether you’re an alum that lives across the country looking to catch all your alma mater’s games or a hard-core fan that wants to watch as much college football as humanly possible every Saturday, DISH has the programming and technology to allow you to enjoy the experience of watching college football like never before.
In 2016 alone, 179 million people tuned into Saturday Night Football, averaging a total live audience of more than six million viewers per week and marking a 10 percent increase in viewership from 2015.
With the number of college football enthusiasts on the rise, there’s also a higher demand for game coverage. Lucky for DISH customers, we offer the most college football and the best ways to enjoy it, so you never have to worry about missing the big game.
The most college football
When you own DISH, you own Saturday college football. DISH’s Multi-Sport Pack gives you access to more than 20 regional sports channels, including the SEC Network, Big 10 Network, Longhorn Network and Pac-12 Network. This means you can cheer on your favorite teams no matter where you live.
Don’t have DISH yet? 
Starting now through October 18, new customers who purchase America’s Top 120+ programming package or above can enjoy the complete Multi-Sport Pack, which includes NFL RedZone, at no additional cost!
Current customers can also get in on the action by taking advantage of DISH’s free preview of the Pac-12 Network August 26 through September 17. Looking to watch USC take on Western Michigan September 2, or Oregon State play Washington State September 16? As the only satellite provider to offer the Pac-12 Network, DISH has you covered.
The best ways to enjoy games
Let’s be real – having access to more football games than you can watch brings its own set of challenges. Whether you’re trying to find which channel is airing your team’s game, or you’re sharing the TV in a house divided, DISH’s latest technology ensures a stress-free entertainment experience.
Use the Game Finder app on Hopper to find current and upcoming games and easily schedule recordings from the same screen. The app incorporates data from Thuuz to rate the most exciting games, so you’ll always know which teams are heating up. Check out Game Finder in the apps menu or on channel 152.
Hopper 3’s MultiView mode allows you to watch up to four games at once by dividing your TV screen into quadrants, each with the ability to display a different program in HD. You can easily toggle among the four channels to determine which one will have its audio played. With MultiView, fighting over the remote or missing a game-winning play are now things of the past.
To get the most football with DISH this season, click here.

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Now in Theaters -- 9/11 Starring Charlie Sheen, Whoopie Goldberg, Luis Guzman and Many More + Enter to #Win a 9/11 Movie Prize Pack Now! #Remember911 #giveaway @9_11Movie #NeverForget

Disclosure:  I was provided with a complimentary gift pack in exchange for promoting this giveaway and the release of 9/11 in theaters now.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.



I can't believe that tomorrow marks 16 years since the Twin Towers collapsed.  Do you remember where you were when you heard the news?  This is one day that is hard to forget especially is you are an American, as most of us sat watching everything unfold on television, while brave firefighters, police and civilians ran into the crumbling towers to save lives.  This new movie release, which includes a star studded cast in just another wonderful way to pay tribute to those we sacrificed their lives to help strangers, as well as those we just know by name because of memorials, but may have forgotten their stories or how they lost their life on this dreaded day.  I haven't had a chance to see this movie, but plan to this week with my family.  Here is more about this new release, which arrived in theaters back on Sept. 8th.  And, be sure to read on to learn how you can enter my giveaway for a chance to win a 9/11 movie prize pack which includes a movie poster signed by Charlie Sheen and more.
About This New Movie Release (In Theaters Now!):

"9/11 opens in theaters on September 8 and features an all star cast including Luis Guzman (The Taking of Pelham 1,2,3), Gina Gershon (Showgirls), Wood Harris (Justified), Jacqueline Bisset (Dancing on the Edge (BBC), Welcome to New York), Olga Fonda (The Vampire Diaries) and Bruce Davison (X-Men).
In the World Trade Center, a billionaire sits in his attorney’s office awaiting a divorce hearing against his wife. In a west side apartment, a bike messenger kisses his 5-year old daughter and sings her “Happy Birthday” before leaving for work. A maintenance man gets dispatched to help a tenant with his lock. In an upper east side apartment, a young model musters the courage to break up with her sugar daddy. As random as random can be, these individuals step into a crowded World Trade Center elevator.
Wrapped up in their own world, they all ride silently hearing only the sound of the elevator giving notice of each floor. When the elevator stops on the 34th floor, it empties leaving only these five behind. Moments later ... their world changes as the collision of a jet into the North Tower incapacitates the elevator.

With no understanding of what has happened and is happening around them, these fives are forced to band together and fight against all odds to escape from the impending horrific collapse. During these critical minutes, a story of courage, faith, and the will to live unfolds."

Learn more about this movie by visiting the official website at  https://www.911movie.film.

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Check out the following 9/11 Movie Blog App which has facts about 9/11 provided by Tuesday's Children, the leading response and recovery organization supporting youth and families impacted by terrorism and traumatic loss relating to 9/11, as well as behind-the-scenes interviews with Charlie Sheen, Gina Gershon, and Luis Guzman.


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One lucky Inspired by Savannah reader will win a 9/11 Prize Pack.  
The Prize Pack will include:



1 - 9/11 poster Hand Signed Autographed by star Charlie Sheen
1 - “Hope” Pendant with necklace
1 - Guide to Talking To Your Children About 9/11 thanks to Tuesday's Children

To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!
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Disclosure:  I was provided with a complimentary gift pack in exchange for promoting this giveaway and the release of 9/11 in theaters now.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.
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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Enter the AquaBall #Sugarlessbacktoschool Sweepstakes for a Chance to #Win a Year's Supply of @aquaballdrink

Disclosure: I was provided with promotional product from the vendor in exchange for promoting and sharing news about the sweepstakes. However, all views shared are mine and mine alone.


Beloved children's beverage brand AquaBall is hosting a Sugarless Back to School Sweepstakes with awesome prizes just in time for back-to-school season. 



AquaBall is the only zero-calorie, sugar-free and preservative-free children's beverage currently on the market. The naturally flavored water is available in four flavors – Berry Frost, Fruit Punch, Grape and Strawberry Lemonade – and features fan favorite characters from Disney's "Frozen", Disney Princesses, Marvel's "Avengers," and Disney Classic Characters.



AquaBall's Sugarless Back to School Sweepstakes is going on now through September 18th 2017, so don't delay in entering

Prizes include...

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  • Six lucky participants will win a one month's supply of AquaBall (one 6-pack of each flavor), which will be drawn every Monday between August 14th and September 18th
  • Ten winners will receive a one year supply (twelve 24-count packs), which will be drawn Monday September 18th.

Entering is super easy! Simply visit http://www.aquaballdrink.com/offers/ and complete the entry form including a photo of your child with their favorite AquaBall – don't forget to tag #Sugarlessbacktoschool and @aquaballdrink.



So what are you waiting for?  Grab you camera and snap a photo of your child enjoying their favorite AquaBall flavored water today for your chance to win. 

I know two girls who would love to win a year's supply of these tasty beverages. :-)  



Good luck!


Disclosure: I was provided with promotional product from the vendor in exchange for promoting and sharing news about the sweepstakes. However, all views shared are mine and mine alone.

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Attention Connecticut and Western Massachusetts Readers -- Introducing McDonald’s Family Fun Nights -- Enter to #Win Prize Pack Including $40 McDonald's Gift Card #Giveaway #McFamilyFunNights

Disclosure:  I was provided with promotional product from the vendor in exchange for sharing news about this family friendly event, as well as running a giveaway on my blog.  However, all views shared are mine and mine alone.



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With back-to-school season around the corner, add McDonald’s Family Nights to your kid’s routine this fall. Participating McDonald’s restaurants in Connecticut (excluding Fairfield County) and Western Massachusetts will be hosting Family Nights every Tuesday throughout the month of September

For dine-in customers from 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m., kids 10-years-old and younger will receive a free Happy Meal with a purchase of an Extra Value Meal or entrée Salad. The event each week will allow customers to leave the stress of the new school year at home and come enjoy a fun-filled evening at your local McDonald’s.

Specifics About Sept. Family Nights at Your Local Participating McDonald's Location...

McDonald’s is committed to offering choices parents feel good about and creating opportunities to bring families together for fun, happy moments.

Every Tuesday in September from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., children 10 and under will get a FREE Happy Meal with the purchase of an Extra Value Meal or Entrée Salad. **The offer is for dine-in customers only.

Exact event dates are as follows:

  • Tuesday, September 5
  • Tuesday, September 12
  • Tuesday, September 19
  • Tuesday, September 26
Select restaurants may also have appearances from Ronald McDonald, have free Kiddie Cones available, along with other fun activities.

HAPPY MEAL® INFORMATION

McDonald’s kid-friendly restaurants have great Happy Meal® options like:



  • Hamburger made with a 100% beef patty that has no fillers, additives, or preservatives.
  • Tender and juicy Chicken McNuggets® with no artificial preservatives, colors, or flavors.
  • Side options including Apple Slices, Yoplait Go-GURT Low Fat Strawberry Yogurt, and Cuties, when in season.
  • Drink options including fat-free chocolate Milk Jug, 1% low-fat white Milk Jug or apple juice.

McDonald’s owner/operators donate 1¢ from every Happy Meal sold in the Capital Region to Ronald McDonald House Charities®  The mission of RMHC is to create, find, and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families, by way of Ronald McDonald Houses, Family Rooms, and Care Mobiles in more than 64 countries and regions around the world. McDonald’s support extends from monetary contributions and volunteerism, to cause related marketing promotions, and the space to place RMHC Donation Boxes. More than $200 million has been collected through RMHC Donation Boxes in McDonald’s restaurants.

Follow along with the Family Nights on Twitter via McDonald’s @Mcd_CTWMA or hashtag #McFamilyNight.

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What better way to kick off back-to-school than with a fun giveaway, thanks to the folks at McDonald's.  Want to know what is up for grabs?  :-)

One lucky inspired by Savannah reader will win a fun McDonald’s Family Fun Nights Giveaway (TRV $75) which will include the following goodies:



·         $40 pre-loaded McDonald’s Arch Card
·         McDonald’s Golden Arches Backpack
·         McDonald’s 4G USB Drive
·         McDonald’s Big Mac Notebook
·         McDonald’s 24 oz Water Bottle
·         McDonald’s Vintage Pen Set


Want to win this amazing McDonald’s Family Fun Nights Prize Pack?  Then, complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below for your chance.  Good luck!


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About McDonald’s:

The Connecticut and Western Massachusetts McDonald’s Owner/Operator Association is comprised of local McDonald’s restaurant owners who are community and industry leaders. They have a long-standing commitment to supporting educational initiatives and organizations in the communities they serve, including providing resources to promote balanced, active lifestyles to kids and nutritional information for families. For more information, follow us on Instagram or Twitter @McD_CTWMA.

McDonald's USA, LLC, serves a variety of menu options made with quality ingredients to approximately 25 million customers every day. Nearly 90 percent of McDonald's 14,000 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by businessmen and women. Customers can now log online for free at approximately 11,500 participating Wi-Fi enabled McDonald's U.S. restaurants. For more information, visit www.mcdonalds.com, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.


Disclosure:  I was provided with promotional product from the vendor in exchange for sharing news about this family friendly event, as well as running a giveaway on my blog.  However, all views shared are mine and mine alone.

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Monday, September 4, 2017

Available Tomorrow on Blu-Ray/DVD -- The Gumby Movie -- Enter to #win a Copy Now! -- Review and #Giveaway

Disclosure:  I was sent a screener copy from the vendor in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.


One of my favorite childhood shows growing up was Gumby.  I used to watch this show before church on Saturdays with my brothers.  Not only were the cartoons fun to watch, but they always had a positive message or lesson, that even the youngest of viewers could pick up on.  I, for one, was a huge Pokey fan. How about you? Hard to choose between Gumby, Pokey, Prickle, Goo, etc., right? :-)

Being a huge fan of the clay-animated series Gumby, you can only imagine how excited I was when I found out the folks at NCircle Entertainment were releasing The Gumby Movie -- in stores tomorrow, Sept. 5th.  Not only could fans enjoy this full-length movie with all the scenes intact, but fans of the show will also score a fun storage case, as the Blu-ray/DVD combo comes in a plastic Gumby head case, which is really neat.

I was so excited when I received my advance copy of The Gumby Movie on Friday, as I knew it would make for the perfect addition to our weekly family movie nights.  My girls have never seen Gumby, even though I passed down all my Gumby and Pokey plush to them.  So, I knew they would be just as excited to see the movie, as I have talked about Gumby ever since they were little.  If they had Gumby bedding for kids, I would have bought it for their beds. :-)

Here is more about the new full-length (90 minutes in total) The Gumby Movie, which like I said you can pre-order from Amazon now, or pick up in stores starting tomorrow...

About this new NCircle Entertainment release:

"Take a magical romp with the world's most popular clay boy in The Gumby Movie. For the first time, you'll enjoy this heartwarming adventure, fully re-mastered from its original film rolls. This is the complete movie, with all its scenes intact. This clay-animated masterpiece was written and directed by Gumby Creator Art Clokey, and showcases Gumby, Pokey, Prickle, Goo, the Blockheads, Professor Kapp, and introduces the Clayboys and singing sensation Tara. Gumby rocks out with the Clayboys for a concert benefiting local farmers. But things go awry when Gumby's arch enemies, the Blockheads, dognap his pet pooch, Lowbelly! Bad turns to worse when the Blockheads also kidnap the band...and replace them with clones! The battle between Clayboys and clones is filled with trains and planes, knights and fights, thrills and spills! True to classic Gumby adventures, The Gumby Movie takes viewers in and out of books, to Toyland, Camelot, outer space and beyond! The Gumby 

Movie Bonus Features include: Photo Gallery and Behind the Scenes."

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We had such a great time watching The Gumby Movie on Friday.  Even my husband, who never saw the clay-animated series as a kid, sat for the whole movie and enjoyed it.  It reminded me of the clay-mation Raisins, which was another one of my childhood favorites to watch.  Both of my girls enjoyed the movie, especially with all the adventures Gumby and Pokey went on.  And, whenever they were faced with a struggle or having to battle bad guys, the girls were on the edge of their seats rooting Gumby one, who always came out on top.  

My girls can't wait to watch this movie again, and I am looking forward to it, too.  This is one movie that the family will be enjoying for years to come.  Hoping more Gumby DVDs are released, so we can start our very own Gumby DVD collection. :-)

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The Gumby Movie

Want to add the new The Gumby Movie to your family's movie library?  Thanks to the kind folks at NCircle Entertainment, one lucky Inspired by Savannah reader will win this new Blu-ray/DVD combo which comes in the plastic Gumby case.  To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

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Disclosure:  I was sent a screener copy from the vendor in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.
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