Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Social Scatter Update


The Social Scatter is on Vacation!
I love those of you that love the social scatter.
I love the loyal ones that come back week after week
I love the ones that promote it and talk about it
But for every one of you that do that
Theres 15 that link and run
They dont follow the rules
they get pissed if i send an email telling them to straighten up
they throw temper tantrums, call names and unsubscribe to my emails.
That is fine.
The Social Scatter will not be running for a while...maybe ever.
It takes A LOT of time every week to put together
I wasnt gaining any follows or fans from it
Im tired of being walked all over
If you were on the email list you will be notified when (if) it goes live again.
Thanks again to the loyals fans.





Sunday, February 23, 2014

Manhattan Toy Review & Giveaway

Becca over at SouthernMessMoms.com is having such a great giveaway! Go enter to win!
The following information is straight from the SouthernMessMoms.com blog:
Disclaimer: I was given the products in this post for the purpose of a review. I was not paid in any way to write this review. All opinions are my own.  This post may contain affiliate links that I receive commission or payment from in exchange for referrals. SouthernMessMoms is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
Manhattan Toy

With Christmas finally passing by…I get to start working on the girls birthdays! With this in mind I started searching for well made, engaging toys that would work for one or both of the girls. In my search I ran across The Manhattan Toy Company.

When the company offered to allow me to review a few of their toys I was thrilled! Everything looked so awesome, it took some time for us to figure out what I wanted to review…and what I wanted to save to purchase for the girls birthdays next month!
After digging through and taking some tips from a few friends, we decided on thePut & Peek Birdhouse ($33.00) for Annaliese and the Groovy Girls Princess Ariana ($20.00) and the Royal Splendor Throne ($22.00) for Emalee.
So, let’s start with the Put & Peek Birdhouse. What did I think? What did the girls think?
Put & Peek Birdhouse Manhattan Toy
It’s ADORABLE! I totally love that it has a variety of places for the birds to go in and come out of!
The Put & Peek Birdhouse is recommended for ages 9 months and up.
From the moment the box came, Annaliese was absolutely captured by the brightness and noises that this toy displays. Each bird has a small difference in the noises it makes (some rattle, some crinkle, etc.) and according to Annaliese (who is 11 months old) ALL are edible!
Put & Peek Birdhouse Manhattan Toy
The Put & Peek Birdhouse from Manhattan Toy truly made Annaliese think and engage while playing. If you can’t tell by the looks on her face in the pictures above she has a blast playing with it.
Not convinced yet?
Watch this video! She loves figuring out which hole she will find the birds in next :)
What about the Groovy Girls toys? What did we think of Princess Ariana and the Royal Splendor Throne?
Groovy Girls Manhattan Toy

They ROCK! Emalee and Annaliese both adore all of the Manhattan Toys that we received!
The Groovy Girls toys are both recommended for 3 years and up, however, they are built in such a way that I did not worry when Annaliese wanted to play with them.
Groovy Girls Manhattan Toy
Description from the Manhattan Toy website: “Ariana looks like she just stepped out of a fairytale. Dressed in a glamorous lavender and pink ball gown, she is a vision in silver accessories with her tiara, matching necklace, and shimmering shoes. Pink trim on her dress matches the highlights in her hair. Ariana is a perfect pal for your little princess!”
Princess Ariana and the Royal Splendor Throne are both made of soft, child friendly materials. They are super detailed and absolutely gorgeous!
Groovy Girls Manhattan Toy
Description from the Manhattan Toy website: “Seat your Groovy Girls on her rightful throne. Every girl should have royal treatment. Royal throne features fabulous prints and a sleek design. Ready for every little princess.”
The only issue I have had with these two toys is dealing with the girls fighting over who gets to play with them!
Don’t forget to check them out on: Facebook   Twitter   Pinterest   YouTube   Blog
After having these three Manhattan Toys for a few weeks and seeing how well they hold up to the girls playing with them non-stop I have to say that I highly recommend them to anyone and everyone, that’s why I am THRILLED to have the chance to do a giveaway of these exact toys for you guys!!





Monday, February 17, 2014

Social Scatter #16

Welcome to the Social Scatter!


February is the month for love. Make sure to spread it around!
Link up|||share|||like|||repost|||favorite|||+1|||comment|||retweet|||pin|||etc!
Sharing is great, but if you're here, make sure to follow your hosts and co-host(s).
Special Thanks to the 6 bloggers that were featured last month. You guys did a fantastic job spreading the word about the Social Scatter.

I'm your Host!




I'm Bobbie Jo!
I'm a Southern raised girl that left the US Army to be a Mommy and [Army] housewife. One son born on St Patrick's Day + A step son born on Independence Day
 I am the owner of xBJSCC. I am a runner at From Pregnant To Marathon&& I am a blogger at Down Side Up Mommy!




&& I'm also a host!

I'm Becca, a great big SOUTHERN MESS if you want to know the truth! I'm a 20 something ex-teacher and mommy of two totally awesome girls. I blog about mom life, great products, food that rocks, fitness, things I learn along my journey, and I love to add my personal flair to everything that I do!



Meet your Co-Hosts!



A Christian. Mom to three children. Marine Wife. Founder & CEO of Silk Spa Creations and everything in between!




[MamaMusing Online]
Hi, I'm Shannon! I'm a Canadian teacher who is currently on maternity leave. I've had four children in the past 5 years, and I blog about my experiences with them, as well as pregnancy, parenting and education.






Lets get this part started!
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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Missy Mila DVD Review and Giveaway!

BECCA OVER AT SOUTHERNMESSMOMS.COM IS HAVING ANOTHER GIVEAWAY! HERE IS THE INFORMATION STRAIGHT FROM HER BLOG!! MAKE SURE TO ENTER!!


Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
Disclaimer: I was given the products in this post for the purpose of a review. I was not paid in any way to write this review. All opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links that I receive commission or payment from in exchange for referrals. SouthernMessMoms is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

Missy Mila

Never heard of Missy Mila?

You have no clue what you are missing out on with her amazing Twisted Tales!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Couponing: Part 4

Disclaimer: This post is for informational purposes only. I am not a couponing expert and cannot be held responsible for any errors that may occur during your couponing experiences. At times store rules and store policies can and will change, making some information provided on this blog to become incorrect. I will do my best to always provide the most accurate information but again - I am no expert.


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Social Scatter #13


WELCOME TO THE SOCIAL SCATTER!
This has been our BIGGEST and BESTEST (yes, bestest!) one yet! I have dedicated this month to SMALL BLOGGERS! Many bloggers forget where they came from! Don't you remember what it was like to have less than 1k likes/fans/followers/readers? Wouldn't it have meant the WORLD to you if a "bigger" blogger gave you a little shout out? Just a tiny one? Don't forget about us little guys!

Link up|||share|||like|||repost|||favorite|||+1|||comment|||retweet|||pin|||etc!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Couponing: Part 3

Disclaimer: This post is for informational purposes only. I am not a couponing expert and cannot be held responsible for any errors that may occur during your couponing experiences. At times store rules and store policies can and will change, making some information provided on this blog to become incorrect. I will do my best to always provide the most accurate information but again - I am no expert.