Hiku Shopping List Scanner and $50 Visa Gift Card Giveaway!


Welcome to the Hiku Prize Package giveaway, sponsored by Hiku and hosted by Thrifty Nifty Mommy and Viva Veltoro. The hiku is a new scanning device that makes creating a shopping list a breeze. It's magnetic and attaches right to your fridge so it's always handy and ready when you are. Simply scan an item or speak the name of a product that you need into the hiku and it's automatically added to the hiku app shopping list. Each item is separated by the product type so you don't have to deal with ... ...continue reading

Power Wheels – a gift worth yelling for!

Power Wheels

Disclosure: I've teamed up with Power Wheels for this post. Each and every year around Christmas time, I reminiscence about my childhood and how exciting and special my Christmas mornings were. My older brother and I would wake up super early, despite our parents warning us to stay in bed until 7:00 AM, and we'd huddle on the stairs and talk about all of the amazing presents that would be waiting for us downstairs. Most years, there was one special toy that I wanted more than anything else, and ... ...continue reading

Filet Mignon and Red Wine Mushroom Sauce Recipe, plus a review and giveaway from The Tender Filet!

Red Wine Mushroom Sauce Ingredients

I've teamed up with The Tender Filet for this recipe, review and giveaway.   You may remember that I had the opportunity to review some fine steaks and burgers from The Tender Filet last Spring.  I had such a great experience with them, that I couldn't turn down the chance to work with them again this holiday season.  They have such a fantastic selection of meats, sides, desserts, and cooking essentials, and I knew having their Filet Mignon and Center Cut New York Strip Steaks on hand would be ... ...continue reading

Dress Festive in OshKosh B’gosh #GIVEHAPPY #MC #Sponsored


“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for OshKosh B’gosh. I received an OshKosh B’gosh gift card to purchase product and to thank me for my participation.” I have only the highest opinion of OshKosh B'Gosh!  Before this week, we owned only a few OshKosh clothing items that were gifted to us, but they really are the favorites around here.  They've held up extremely well, they're the cutest clothes in the closets, and they are being worn over and over ... ...continue reading

Check out the new mamas & papas Urbo2 in Atticus! Plus, enter to win an Atticus Footmuff and Stroller Toy Prize Package

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You probably know by now that I'm a little bit of a fanatic when it comes to baby gear. I just can't get enough of it, and I really try to stay up to date on the latest trends and products releases.  I was beyond excited when the new Urbo2 was released from mamas and papas earlier this year.  With over 20 design improvements based on user feedback, this stylish new stroller looked like a dream come true. They've fine-tuned the suspension, fold, steering and more, so it's even easier to negotiate ... ...continue reading

Diono Radian RXT Convertible + Booster Review!

Diono Radian

You've probably realized by now that I'm pretty passionate about child safety and car seat safety in particular.  I've written a lot of on the subject, including my posts: 5 car seat safety tips every parent should read, Car seat use after an accident - what you need to know, and 5 things to consider when buying a car seat.  I've reviewed quite a few car seats at this point, but have always wanted to check out the Diono Radian RXT.  Thanks to it's versatile design, it's billed as the only car ... ...continue reading

Diono Radian RXT Giveaway!

Radian Giveawy

With the holidays coming, it's the perfect time to think about those moms-to-be and new babies on your holiday list. What better gift can you give than one of the safest car seats on the market, that just so happens to be the only seat they'll ever need?!  That's why we're so excited to offer a Diono Radian RXT giveaway - just in time for the holidays! Here's some information about the Radian RXT from the Diono website: The Radian®RXT Car Seats are designed with your child's security and ... ...continue reading

Handcrafted Toy Chests from WoodToyBox{.}com Review

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My parents always seemed to find a way to make Christmas especially magical for us.  My mom would usually spend her nights sewing us pajamas for weeks beforehand, and my dad was often down in his workshop making someone a handsome new piece of furniture for Christmas.  One year, my dad made me the most beautiful bedroom dresser, and I'm sure I'll be using it and loving it for as long as I live.  This year will be our first Christmas to stay home and do it all on our own with our kids!  I've been ... ...continue reading

Win a $295 Custom Toy Box from WoodToyBox{.}com! #Giveaway


Welcome to the WoodToyBox.com giveaway! These gorgeous toy boxes are sold for $295, and a custom box is being offered to one lucky winner! WoodToyBox.com handcrafts their toy boxes and blanket chests in Bismark, North Dakota as a family owned business.  They have designed their chests as "ready to assemble" kits that can be shipped (FREE SHIPPING!) to all over the world.  They have produced over 10,000 boxes and chests, all built to last a lifetime! These toy boxes are made from 100% ... ...continue reading

Step2 Spin & Go Xtreme Cruiser Giveaway, ARV $249!


Welcome to the Step2 Spin & Go Xtreme Cruiser Giveaway, hosted by Thrifty Nifty Mommy and Viva Veltoro and sponsored by Step2! It's time to start thinking about holiday shopping and if you have a child in the 4-8 age range, we have an AWESOME new toy from Step2 to introduce to you: the Spin & Go Xtreme Cruiser! Details of the Step2 Spin & Go Xtreme Cruiser (obtained from the Step2 website): Little riders, get ready to kick up some dirt and rev up your engines with the Spin & ... ...continue reading

Enter to win a $100 Toys R Us Gift Card + Duracell Batteries! Plus, info on some GREAT deals on popular toys this holiday season!

Toys "R" Us Giveaway

I've teamed up with Toys "R" Us and Duracell for this post. How many times has this happened to you?  You buy that awesome toy that your child has been asking for, give them their new gift, then realize you FORGOT the batteries!  What a letdown!  Your child excitedly opens their new package only to have a puzzled look, wondering "why isn't this toy as cool as I remember it being on television?".   Well, that's because YOU forgot one of the most important parts of the toy - the ... ...continue reading

FootSmart Stretchables Tall Boots Review and Giveaway!


Don't get between a girl and a favorite pair of boots!  Its boot season if I ever saw it, and I've been wearing nothing but boots for the last few weeks and loving it.  Raise your hand if a solid pair of boots is on your Christmas list!  I'm so excited to showcase a fantastic pair of boots from FootSmart and offer one winner a pair for themselves!  At no cost to facilitate this review, I was sent the FootSmart Stretchables Cheryl Tall Boots in Black, and I love them!! As I grow older and ... ...continue reading

#UOBS Babiators Flash Giveaway Winner!


Ready to see who won the UOBS Babiators Flash Giveaway? Just check below for your name! The lucky winner of this giveaway is: Caron Boggs Please send me a private message on Facebook within 48 hours to claim your prize. I'll just need your name and email address to put you in touch with the sponsor! Didn't win? There's still LOTS of open giveaways for you to enter - including the $100 Target Gift Card and Step2 Kitchen! Friends, I NEED your help! Please take a few seconds ... ...continue reading

Surviving Black Friday Shopping with Shopular!


I've teamed up with Shopular for this post.   Are you a Black Friday shopper?  My mom and I have a tradition of heading out SUPER early in the morning on Black Friday to grab the best deals possible.  Every year, we hunt through the circulars in the paper after Thanksgiving dinner and map out our plan of attack.  That process has always been a little cumbersome since there are just so many ads to fish through to find what we're looking for.  This year, I'll be shopping smarter, thanks to ... ...continue reading

Enter to win a $100 Gift Certificate to Magazines{.}com! Plus, all the details on their HUGE $1,000 CASH Giveaway!


Have a mom who loves HGTV?  Does your Dad love ESPN?  Maybe your niece loves American Girls?  If so, we've got the PERFECT giveaway for you from Magazines.com!  A few weeks ago, Viva Veltoro had the opportunity to review Magazines.com and their subscription service and she's loving getting her favorite magazines delivered to her home each month. With the holiday approaching, Magazines.com wanted to give one of our readers a chance to win a BIG gift certificate so they can kick off their holiday ... ...continue reading