Sunday, 12 April 2015

Ergonomic Mouse Pad Giveaway! Ends 4/20/15

Welcome to the giveaway for an ergonomic mouse pad
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This giveaway is for an ergonomic mouse pad. You can enter below for a chance to win. 

This giveaway will run from 4/12-4/20 so get those entries in and GOOD LUCK!

Disclosure: Kathy's Savings and all other participating bloggers are not responsible for prize shipment. The giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media. The winner will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is drawn so please enter with a valid Email address! Thank you! 

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

SO MUCH Ice Cream to Choose From This Season!!!!

Disclaimer: I was sent coupons to try out these brands for you and so here we are, sharing the yumminess of ice cream. All thoughts and opinions are my own and your views may differ!

The sun is shining and we are over the worst of the winter months and spring is finally here! 

With the warmer weather comes fun and laughter, trips around town, dining outside AND one of our favorite things - ICE CREAM!

There are SO MANY different kinds of ice cream to choose from these days, but did you know that there are some NEW products out there to go with your classics and favorites! 

These Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake ice creams are one of our whole family's favorites and the go down well as a way to cool off when the sun gets too much, or as an after dinner treat! 

Then you have these NEAPOLITAN Klondike bars, which I had never seen or tried before today - in fact, I didn't realize just how many different flavors of Klondike bars there are available between the regular bars and the Kandy ice creams! You can get mint, Reese's, original and plenty of others, which includes NEW flavors like COOKIE DOUGH SWIRL!!!

Then you have Fruttare! I picked out the coconut and milk variety and you can see me enjoying it in the top pics in this post! I love them, I really do! Coconut is one thing I can't say "no" to, and the mix is just spot-on perfect! You can also get Fruttare bars, made with delicious fruits in strawberry, black cherry, pineapple and more! - Discover them HERE to find one you're going to love as much as we do!  

And how about picking up some Rainbow Popsicles?! The kids LOVE these and they taste great when you're just sitting around on a hot and sticky day! They come in fun colors and turn your tongue whatever color you're eating and the kids find that something to laugh about! Popsicles are the treat that keeps on giving!

You HAVE to also try these Magnum Infinity bars in Chocolate and Raspberry! If you love dark chocolate as much as I do, and ice cream, you'll love these! Magnum ice creams have always been one of my favorites but they have truly outdone themselves with this incarnation and I can't get enough of them! Seek them out and see if you're with me, they rock my warm-weathered socks!

AND WAIT! There is MORE! If you love girl scout cookies then you are in for a treat, because you can now get various cookie sensations like this NEW Breyer's Blast Girl Scout SAMOAS ice cream (and Thin Mints!!). SO addictive in the best possible way, and great in a waffle bowl or on a cone!

You can ALSO get Good Humor Girl Scouts Thin Mints Bars, MAGNUM double peanut butter AND Disney's Frozen Popsicles, which come in Blue Raspberry, Purple Berry and White Cherry! You can also get Popsicle Mystery Middles and Popsicle Tootsie Pops! You can find out more about Popsicles HERE and keep an eye on my blog as I check out more in the ice cream isle over the warmer months!

In conclusion, have you SEEN how much choice there is out there for a sweet treat this (and every) season!??? Go to your local grocery store and stalk the ice cream section to find out more! Unilever has you covered with the most magnificent choices and you won't be disappointed at all! I know we're not - we're ice cream fiends over here! 


Monday, 6 April 2015

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb!

We had the chance to watch the Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, last night and I have to say I LOVE this movie!

We don't watch too much T.V in our home because we don't see it necessary, but we do let the kids watch DVD's in the evening before bed and this one went down very well!

The kids (3 out of 4) watched the movie, with me, and we are all fans of the previous movies in the series and so were very ecxcited!

We were given popcorn and popcorn bags for the screening, but we went with easter chocolate instead, and the movie was a HUGE success!!!!

This has to be one of the best movies i've seen in a series of movies with the same name and the acting is spot on and funny all the way through!

 I love Ben Stiller and the rest of the cast and my kids LOVE the monkey! I love that this is set in England, being British born, myhself and I recommed it through and through!

Great, family, movie, great cast and so much fun for all the family! Check it out, today!!! ?(lso follow hashtag #vpmovienight on twitter!)

Disclaimer: I wad provided with the movie for home viewing to give my opinion. All thoughts are my own, thank you! 

Sunday, 29 March 2015

The Walking Dead Season Finale! It is HERE! (No Spoilers!)

Tonight is the finale of The Walking Dead and I am pretty darn excited for several reasons;

1. I can finally get my Sunday-thru-Monday Walking Dead fest out of the window for a few months, and save a lot time and energy that I usually pour into posting on Walking Dead forums and Reddits!

2. The end of The Walking Dead for this season means that SUMMER IS COMING!

3. No Walking Dead means my love for another show will blossom and sparkle in its absence, giving me time to digest all of the bits and pieces we've had lunged at us over the past year!

I love Walking Dead, mostly because I didn't read the comics before getting into it! My husband did and is less enthused about the show these days as it plays out and picks out bits and pieces here and there, but the comics will most likely never be outlived by the T.V Show and there is always so much more story to be told!

I DO look forward to seeing what the finale has in store, and I know that everyone is watching it RIGHT NOW! But I prefer to catch it in the morning the next day, when there are no kids around, my husband is at work, and I have some quiet time to myself and a perhaps a sausage sarnie and a cup of coffee!

SO! Good luck to all of you that are watching the finale tonight! I believe that the U.K gets to watch it TOMORROW night and so I STILL have to watch what I say once I do get to see it because I know a lot of you are playing catch-up!

Either way, I do hope it meets my expectations! I think I may have to turn the internet off until i've seen it in the A.M!!

Rock on!

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

My Take on the BEST Features of the Nokia Lumia 830! #LumiaSwitch

Disclaimer: I was provided with a Lumia 830, for review purposes. 
All opinions are my own. Thank you!

Over the last few weeks I have had the opportunity to try out the Nokia Lumia 830 and now that the period of sharing is coming to an end, I wanted to share with you some of the highlights, in my mind, of said Lumia 830!

For starters, this phone comes with a windows platform and everything you need is lain out in front of you from the moment you switch it on, with easy to navigate tiles and a quick swipe over to the side for an alphabetical list of all of your apps!

No more searching aimlessly through screens of app icons if you don't want to, and if there is something you'd like to do that doesn't even have an app, then there's kind of an app for that, too, with Cortana!

Cortana has been by far one of my favorite aspects of this neat, slim, stylish phone and she's polite, too! She'll call you whatever you ask her too and she'll even sing you a song, tell you a joke or look up the nearest place to eat at when you're starving and just have to munch on something RIGHT NOW!

The OneDrive, too, is one of the most useful tools I have had on a phone! The OneDrive is like a cloud of delight where you can upload all your photos and files and keep them in a safe place, PLUS access them from anywhere that you can log-in to your OneDrive - and yes, there is an app for THAT, too!

I now have OneDrive on my phone, laptop and kindle and any time I take photos or have something to share, up it goes to the OneDrive and i have instant access to it on all of my other devices without having to take out 10 leads, wires and other gizmos and there isn't any hassle involved, it is just there! Log-in and voila!

I also am thrilled with the amount of space on this particular phone! My last one help a couple of apps and then it ran out of space, even with an extra card in it because it wouldn't save apps to the extra memory! This phone lets you save apps and work wherever you like, within reason, and makes everything a lot more use-friendly from the get-go!

I did find some cute accessories for the phone, including an owl pictured casing, with bumpers in case it was dropped on top of anything - I am forever clumsy and so went with this option, but there are many colors and looks to choose from, and they do not cost a fortune, either, which is also a great bonus to this phone!

As a photographer, I have to say I do also like the quality of the camera on the Lumia 830, which, for a camera on a phone, is actually pretty decent, with a good range of options while shooting the pictures, including a flash and manual preferences, plus added ways to post-edit the pictures once you have them. I found that taking photos in sunlight was best, as with all phones, but the Lumia 830 stands up for itself in the dark, too, with its flash and can give some point and shoot cameras a run for their money!

Overall, I love this phone and am incredibly surprised by how much! I love just about everything about it and I am glad that I took up the challenge of the #lumiaswitch and I would encourage you all to at least go and look at one, hold one, try it out a little! You might be surprised at how much you love it!

Thank you to everyone who has been keeping up with our posts on Twitter through the campaign - to keep going and to keep informed, and for some offers (while supplies last etc), follow the hashtags #lumiaswitch, #lumialovelies and check out @LumiaUS.


Saturday, 14 March 2015

Educational Apps from Kids Academy - Available on iTunes AND Google Play!!

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Educational Apps from Kids Academy Available on iTunes & Google Play - Free for a limited time!

Our kids have always enjoyed the Kids Academy apps. I am happy to bring you all information on the new updates and hopefully introduce you to the company. It is never too early to start learning and Kids Academy has made it easy AND fun with these apps!

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Preschool & Kindergarten Baby Books, Songs, and Early Reading Toddler Games

This app contains classic (rather than Disney) versions of several children's stories. The readers of the story try to make the books fun by making voices for the characters. I also like that they use the original wordings-even if the words are big words that a preschooler normally wouldn't use, making it a great tool for vocabulary building. 

My daughter loves books so this app is great for her when I am too busy to read to her myself. The latest version also added in a song-bingo. Not the best app with children's songs, there are several more interactive apps on my phone right now, but combined with the stories, it's a very good app!

Download this game for FREE on iTunes




123 Tracing Numbers: Montessori Math Game for Kids

This app has kids tracing numbers while collecting fireflies as rewards for a job well done. Expectations are very reasonable and I really like the emphasis the app puts on proper tracing order!

Download this game for FREE on iTunes

Free for a limited time! Normally $3.99!

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ABC Preschool Games for Kids

This is a great educational tool  for young learners, and mostly fit my four year old daughter who is steadier and has more patience than my younger son. The graphics are cute and it is fun to see the bright illustrations and collect fireflies. The tracing is a little hard at first and sometimes just going slightly out of the line makes you try again, which can be a little frustrating, but some patience goes a long way. I absolutely recommend giving this app a whirl!

Download this game for FREE on Google Play

Free for a limited time! Normally $2.99

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About Kids Academy
Kids Academy develops mobile apps for preschool education. Covering all major platforms their apps are designed to help kids of 5 and under to master all of the preschool educational skills from letters to numbers and vocabulary. Having passed the ten million installs mark, Kids Academy continues to deliver quality apps for iOS, Android and Amazon devices.

This post was created in partnership with Mom Buzz Media. The reviews above are my own opinions and are not influenced in any way.

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Enter The Urbini Dream Nursery Instagram Contest and $50 Sweepstakes! #UrbiniDreamNursery #IC #ad

I participated in a Blog Blast Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Urbini. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

If you are a new mom, looking to transform a room into a first-time nursery, or a seasoned mom looking to update your current nursery, then this, The Urbini Dream Nursery Instagram Contest is for you!

That's right! Urbini has a fabulous new range of furniture on it's books and to showcase the line, Urbini has launched the Urbini Dream Nursery Instagram Contest, where a very lucky winner will be privy to a visit from Rachel Dacks, designer of said furniture, who will grace your home with her presence and work her magic with a new Urbini Dream Nursery - furniture and decor, too! 

This is a GREAT prize and the GRAND PRIZE winner will receive an Urbini Crib, Changing Table, 6 Drawer Dresser, Cubi Play Yard and a home visit from Urbini designer Rachel Dacks to personally deck out yur newly designed nursery!

Second place will receive their choice of ONE Urbini Crib

Third place will receive an Urbini Cubi Play Yard

Each day, there is also going to be a chance to win a $50 Walmart gift card as a Sweepstakes participant!!

SO, how do you win!? Well, to be in with a chance of winning the Grand, Second or Third placed prizes, you will have to have an Instagram account and MUST post a photo to Instagram of he room you'd love to have redesigned! You will have to tag #UrbiniDreamNursery and #Contest! If you do not fit the demographic for a new nursery, you can STILL be in with a chance to win the $50 Walmart sweepstakes and so there is something for everyone to get involved in!

For more information about the sweepstakes, or to learn more about the giveaway itself, you can visit HERE!

Follow Urbini on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter (#UrbiniDreamNursery) to keep up to date, and to find out more about Urbini AND the contest!

This giveaway is up and running, right now, and will end on Wednesday, March 18th! So get your entry (one per person) in, today!

Remember - if you don't need a nursery, you can't still win, by sharing!

Full list of rules, here!


Urbini Dream Nursery

Mom's Gone Bronson is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Thank you!