GoGo squeeZ Encourages Kids to #GoGoPlayfully

GoGo squeeZ Disclosure

This past weekend GoGo squeeZ, the makers of those delicious applesauce pouches that all our kids love, launched a nationwide play day where they encouraged kids everywhere to go out and play.  On Saturday, January 11th, major cities like Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Boston, and Aspen, hosted a giant play day to get kids excited about having some fun.  For instance, in my hometown of Chicago, the celebration took place at Navy Pier and included a performance by the Jesse Williams Performers (tumblers) of Americas’ Got Talent and a meet & greet with Playful ambassador and Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast, Kerri Strug!

GoGo Playfully Superhero

I encourage my son to play everyday – and I want him to do it as silly and playfully as possible!  Who says a superhero can’t be goofy?!?!

GoGo squeeZ Playful Superhero

It’s even fun to use GoGo squeeZ boxes as building blocks!

GoGo squeeZ Blocks

Make this year your most playful year ever with GoGo squeeZ!  One lucky Thoughts from Her reader will receive a GoGo squeeZ prize pack that includes some applesauce pouch favorites along with a fleece blanket, drawstrings back pack, rubber bracelets and an adorable superhero cape*.

GoGoSqueeZ Prize Pack

Just follow the Giveaway Tools form to enter.  Good luck!


*Actual prize contents subject to availability.

BRITAX Announces a New, Innovative Harness-2-Booster Seat {Giveaway}

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and giveaway as a Britax Latina Advisory Board Member and Blogger. As always, all opinions, ideas, and stories stated here are clearly my own.

BRITAX understands the importance of safety when it comes to children and safety seats.  I have been a BRITAX Latina Advisory Board member for over a year now and have come to trust and respect the BRITAX brand as the only brand we use for our toddler.  I love the new features of the Frontier 90 and know that my son (the big boy that he is) will be needing it soon.  What do you think of the new features & design?

The new BRITAX FRONTIER™90 and PINNACLE™90 combination seats feature the ClickTight Installation System that allows parents to achieve a safe and secure installation every time*. With just three simple steps**, ClickTight allows parents to easily install the new seats with the vehicle seat belt and eliminates the frustration of putting their weight in the seat or getting into the vehicle to install the car seat.


  • ClickTight Installation System allows parents to easily achieve a safe and secure installation using the vehicle seat belt throughout the life of the seat, in harness mode, without having to worry about the weight of their child
  • Side Impact Cushion Technology features energy-absorbing cushions on the exterior of the child seat to reduce side impact crash energy by diverting crash forces before reaching your child and providing extra protection for the adjacent passenger
  • Base with SafeCell Technology designed to keep your child safe and secure in a crash by compressing and significantly lowering the center of gravity, reducing the forward movement of the car seat
  • Energy Absorbing Versa-Tether anchors the top of the car seat to the vehicle using a two-point attachment, minimizing the amount of forward movement of the car seat. Stage-released stitching helps reduce the crash forces reaching the child
  • HUGS (Harness Ultra Guard System) Chest Pads provide resistance to forward movement in the event of a crash
  • Front-Adjust Recline for optimal child comfort
  • 90-pound Weight Capacity in Harness Mode allows your child to remain harnessed up to 90 lbs
  • 120-pound Weight Capacity in Booster Mode for safety and comfort as your child grows
  • Easy Transition from Harness to Booster Mode without removing harness straps
  • Harness-2-Booster converts to a belt-positioning booster seat


One lucky Thoughts from Her reader will receive a BRITAX FRONTIER™90 (MSRP $329.99).


Enter to win using the easy Giveaway Tools form below.  GOOD LUCK!


For more information on BRITAX, visit www.britaxusa.com or connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

* May not be compatible with all vehicles; see installation instructions.
** BRITAX recommends that the top tether be used at all times when installing the child seat. The top tether must be used in harness mode for children that weigh more than 65 lbs.

Going Retro with Big G at Target {Giveaway}

Lately it seems like “going retro” is all the rage.  Everything from fashion, beauty, and design seems to be taking on the old school look.  I’m not saying that I like all of it but, yes, there are definitely days that I wish I could walk into the office looking like Christina Hendricks from Mad Men – but those styles just might get a girl fired nowadays.  Take this outfit I created on Polyvore – I would love to wear this one day (and it’s totally NOT the get-you-fired look either!).

Polyvore Retro Outfit

Totally retro, totally Mad Men, and totally cool!

Another product that has gone retro is Big G Cereals!  For a limited time you can relive your childhood by heading on over to your local Target® store’s cereal aisle, as Big G cereals have brought back their “Retro” themed packaging with special edition classic packaging from the 1950’s, ’60s and ’80s!  To help celebrate the event, Big G has team up with Hasbro®, offering a $5 coupon on Clue® Vintage, Scrabble® Vintage, Parcheesi® Vintage or Risk® Vintage board games on their special boxes of retro packaging at Target!

Check out all the General Mills specials at Target!  You can also print a Coupon for $1 off 2 General Mills cereals!


One lucky Thoughts from Her reader will win a Big G Prize Pack that includes:

  • 2 boxes of participating Big G Retro cereal
  • $10 Target gift card
  • 1 Hasbro Parcheesi® Deluxe Vintage board game


Enter to win following the simple Giveaway Tools form below:

Disclosure: The prize pack, information, and giveaway have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

Shutterfly Home Decor Collection {GIVEAWAY}

Shutterfly Logo

Not sure if the upcoming spring season has anything to do with it, but my husband and I have been on a home decorating kick lately.  We recently painted our downstairs bathroom (a project that was 2 years in the making) and are now looking for ways to personalize our family room space.  We’re looking to add more of “us” to the room.

Shutterfly has an amazing mix of home décor products that do just that.  Here are my favorite products from their new Home Décor Collection:

Dimensional Wall ArtThese beautiful pieces are crafted from wooden blocks to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece in your home.

Shutterfly Wall Art

Decorative Wall Decals:  Decals seem to be all the rage right now – especially for those living in rental properties.  These easy-to-personalize wall decals are safe for most walls and can be easily removed.

Shutterfly Photo Decals

Acrylic Photo Block:  Show off your favorite photos with a stylish, clear acrylic photo block.  Photos are printed on the back of an acrylic block and beautifully displayed.

Shutterfly Acrylic Photo Block


One lucky reader will win one (1) 5×5 Photo Gallery Acrylic Block plus shipping – a $39.99 value – from the Shutterfly Home Décor Collection!

Just follow the easy Rafflecopter form below to enter. Good Luck!

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Disclosure: I received the prize pack listed above. However, all thoughts, opinions and comments are my own.

Shutterfly Photo Book #Giveaway #SFLYphotobook


Every holiday season that comes and goes it gets harder and harder to purchase something for my in-laws.  One – they already have everything they need; and two – they are a bit picky with items that they don’t really need.  For instance, last year my sister-in-law purchased a Kindle Fire for my father-in-law that he didn’t even like.  I mean, a KINDLE FIRE!  I don’t even have one of those!!!  My in-laws are just the type of people where you really have to put a lot of thought into what you get them.  I appreciate their honesty and all, but sheesh!  Talk about adding more stress to an already-stressful holiday!

This year I decided to get them something that I just know they’ll love – I mean, how could they not, right?  For the first time ever, I will be purchasing a Shutterfly Photo Book.   This photo book is going to be the perfect gift because, let’s face it – it’s pictures of their grandkids.  How could they not love that?!?!  I’m planning on filling up my book with all the things my family has done this year – everything from family outings and barbeques to holidays and birthdays.  They are going to LOVE  it!!!  I am so excited and I can’t wait to give this to them on Christmas Eve!

What an awesome gift…and one of the best ways to share your family memories.  Don’t believe me?  Check out this video to see just how easy it is to create a Shutterfly Photo Book:

Shutterfly Photo Books: The Best Gift Ever 


Now – here’s the best part – TWO lucky Thoughts from Her readers will WIN a Shutterfly 8 x 8 Hardcover Photo Book!  Now you can get that perfect gift for someone on your holiday list.  Just follow the simple Rafflecopter form below to enter.  (NOTE:  If you are viewing this post in an email, please click the blog post heading to be taken to the Thoughts from Her website to enter.)




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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from Resourceful Mommy Media and Shutterfly. However all thoughts and stories here (and fears about what to get my in-laws!) are my own.

BRITAX Accessories #Giveaway

We’re back with another BRITAX accessories giveaway!  This time it’s all about the seat of your car, and keeping an eye on your child while they’re strapped in their car seat (hopefully it’s a BRITAX!).  Both of these items are perfect accessories to keep handy for your kids that are still in car seats.

First up is the BRITAX Vehicle Seat Protector.  I love that the seat protector is made of a non-slip material – I can’t tell you how nervous car seats make me when the bottom is made of plastic and it sits on a cloth vehicle seat.  I felt that one slight push and the baby seat would be slippin’ and slidin’.  Not exactly safe, in my opinion.  The durable, waterproof, plastic material is also made to protect your seat from spills and stains from snacks and juice boxes! The manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the BRITAX Vehicle Seat Protector is $29.99.

Also up for grabs is the BRITAX Back Seat Mirror.  I love these because, at not-yet-2-years-old, my son is still rear-facing in his car seat.  For the same reasons that I had to purchase a video monitor – the thought of hearing and not seeing was terrifying – I think a back seat mirror is a must.  Before I had a back seat mirror I was always afraid that my son would be choking or having trouble breathing and I wouldn’t be able to see.  Having the mirror to see if he was happy or distressed is imperative for a car trip.  The manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the BRITAX Back Seat Mirror is $19.99.

To win BOTH of these awesome BRITAX accessories ($50 retail value) follow the simple Rafflecopter form below.  GOOD LUCK!

Winner must be over 18-years-old and live within the United States.

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Disclosure:  This is a sponsored giveaway as a Britax Latina Advisory Board Member and Blogger. As always, all opinions, ideas, and stories stated here are clearly my own.

Pin It to Win It {Giveaway}

Do you love Pinterest? Enjoy pouring through your friends’ photos or posting your own private resort pictures, maybe even adding a recipe or two? How about pinning clothes, shoes, and accessories to put together a perfect date night outfit? Ever wanted to own what you pin to your Pinterest Pinboards? Well, now you can!

Join Whatsername Jewelry’s Pin it to Win it giveaway. The rules are simple. Choose one item from Whatsername Jewelry’s Etsy Shop that you personally would like to own or give as a gift and Pin it to one of your Pinterest Pinboards.

You may pin one charm per day throughout the duration of the giveaway; however, you must submit a unique URL for each entry. Repeat URL entries will be voided at the end of the contest.

Whatsername Jewelry offers Handmade Zodiac Sign Necklaces in all 12 Zodiac Signs in three colors: Classic Black and Gold, Modern Silver and Black, and the most recent addition, Red and Gold. You may also choose to pin one of her Zodiac Totems or Bracelets. Save 20% off now by using Coupon Code WSNJ1 at Checkout.

Don’t just Pin it, Win it!

Pin it to Win it Contest runs July 9th through July 30th. This contest is open Worldwide. Good Luck!

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Enter to Win $500 from Godiva Coffee this Valentine’s Day!

Godiva Coffee would like to know how you will Share the Love with your friends and family this Valentine’s Day, for a chance to win a $500 American Express Gift Card (grand prize) or one of the 10 weekly prizes.

Simply enter the Share the Love contest on Godiva Coffee’s Facebook page and describe your Valentine’s Day plans. www.facebook.com/GodivaCoffee

The best entry will win the Grand Prize:
A $500 American Express Gift Card for you to spend with your friends and family
this Valentine’s Day

10 weekly winners will be selected at random to receive either:
A Godiva Coffee Apron or Godiva Coffee Tumbler

And let’s not forget. Perfect for this Valentine’s Day, Godiva Coffee’s Limited Edition flavors Dark Chocolate Raspberry and Roasted Almond will warm your heart. Both are available at a grocery store near you.

Dark Chocolate Raspberry

 – This medium roast coffee has the flavor of rich, Godiva dark chocolate paired with fresh, ripe raspberry.

Roasted Almond 
 – This medium roast coffee has the flavor of sweet, honey roasted almond butter with a creamy Godiva milk chocolate finish.

Visit www.godivacoffee.com to learn more about their delicious flavored coffees, find recipes, and print a $2 off coupon good for any bag of Godiva Coffee.

Thanks, Clever Girls!

Prefense Hand Sanitizer + GIVEAWAY

Question: Do you ever wonder if your hands are totally clean? Free of germs and bacteria? But hate using a hand sanitizer because of the dryness and cracked skin? I know I do. Regular hand sanitizer completely dries me out and my hands feel itchy and get red easily.

Well, fret not! I found the perfect solution: Prefense Hand Sanitizer!

Prefense Hand Sanitizer

I received a bottle of Prefense to review and, let me just say, I love this stuff! Not only are my hands not dry, but they actually feel softer after one application! And trust me, with my little guy, I feel so much safer knowing that my hands are totally clean – and germ-free!

Just one application protects and sanitizes your skin for 10 washes or 24 hours! What a time-saver! Not having to worry about whether your hands are clean enough really helps when you’re trying to juggle everything else you have to do as a mom.

Prefense uses a silica-based formula that is 100% alcohol free. What’s even better is that their patented formula is safe for kids – even if they manage to get it into their mouths. Because, let’s be honest, kids love to play with almost anything, and this foam-based sanitizer is no exception. As a mom, it’s great to know that this non-toxic formula won’t harm my kids. Not only will it not harm them, but it will protect them from harmful bacteria at the same time. I am sooo loving Prefense!

Check out my video to see Prefense for yourself:

So, tired of hearing me talk about it? Want to win your very own 8 oz. bottle – YES, a whole eight ounces! That’s enough hand sanitizer to last almost two years! You can also purchase Prefense Hand Sanitizer at http://www.prefense.com/products/.

Here’s how you can win:

MANDATORY ENTRY: Leave a comment letting me know your biggest sanitary concern (or biggest germ hot-spot) for your kids.

Note: Please leave a comment for this and all other entries.


  1. Like Thoughts from Her on Facebook (1 entry)
  2. Follow Thoughts from Her on Twitter @thoughtsfromher (1 entry)
  3. Follow Prefense Hand Sanitizer on Twitter @Prefense (1 entry)

Note: Please leave a comment for each extra entry. If you are already doing any of the above, simply leave a comment for each to let me know.

This giveaway is open to U.S. Residents ONLY.

DEADLINE: All comments must be received by midnight on Thursday, June 30, 2011. Thoughts from Her will use the plugin “And the Winner Is” to choose the winner. Any comments received after the deadline will not be considered for the giveaway.

LEGAL DISCLAIMER: I received a bottle of Prefense Hand Sanitizer to complete this review. All views and opinions expressed are my own.

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