Life is like a sandcastle something beautiful here for awhile & then gone, but the impression it makes on others can last forever.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Giveaway Linky Thursday 5/31/12

6/19 Headline Shirts Giveaway
6/04 Snow White and the Huntsman Prize Pack
6/06 Britax B Agile Stroller
5/31 Schools Out! $10 Walmart Gift Card
6/02 Pure Pearls Pure Heart Bracelet

Thanks for stopping by Giveaway Linky Thursday list your giveaways and enter some Stop by Night Owl Mama to link up your giveaways too.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Headline Shirts Review & Giveaway

Headline Shirts are a little out of the usual in graphics and that what makes them stand out. Not a boring t-shirt, one that makes people ask you where can I get a shirt like that one. 

I really loved the Da Vinci Rock Man shirt and like that it's available in adult female and male sizes, as well as kids. That's the one that sung to me for my oldest son, he is always pretending to be a rock star. 

These VintageBlend shirts features a nice heather black & white image on the front. My son wears a size 5, so we got a size 6. Just consider going up a size when buying cause it is made to shrink 10% in the dryer. Air dying is recommend for the super-soft poly/cotton blend.

Thanks to Headline Shirts for joining into the Hotter Than Summer Event and for giving a reader the chance to win a t-shirt of their choice.  Check Headline Shirts out on twitter @headlineshirts and on facebook at

Enter rafflecopter form below, one entry per household, giveaway enter June 19, 2012. US entry.

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. Sponsor did provide a sample product for review and giveaway for this promotion. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Life Is A SandCastle is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.
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Bad to the Bone Avengers Party & Free Avenger Gear

I've already order some goods for a Bad to the Bone Birthday Party. The Birthday Party is to be in June, now there is a twist. He now wants to include his heroes the Avengers, Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, etc. Who can really blame him.

My solution is we are going to have a Bad to the Bone Super Hero Avengers Party. This should be an interesting party:) I think we can pull it together!

Some play ideas or some great party accessories to make your avenger party a hit. Just check out free Avenger gear at  for:
Hulk mask
Iron Man mask
Thor helmet
Captain America Mask
Avengers Coloring pages
Avengers Play sets

Monday, May 28, 2012

Snow White and the Huntsman Giveaway

HSN has partnered with Universal Pictures to create a 24-hour Snow White and the Huntsman event. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 30th, across all of HSN’s platforms, including TV, and HSN mobile.

In the epic action-adventure Snow White and the Huntsman (in theatres June 1st), Snow White is the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen who is out to destroy her. Join HSN on May 30th as they celebrate this breathtaking new version of the legendary tale with a HSN Snow White and the Huntsman Collection from your favorite brands inspired by the movie.

“HSN is the perfect partner to bring the look and feel of Snow White and the Huntsman to life through fashion and lifestyle items inspired by the film,” said Stephanie Sperber, President, Universal Partnerships & Licensing. “We know this 24-hour event featuring unique clothing, jewelry and accessories alongside Snow White and the Huntsman footage will build anticipation for the film’s opening on June 1.”
Check out some of our top picks from ybf’s Snow White and the Huntsman Collection and shop the collection on May 30th. Special features, videos and community boards maybe found at

Stars Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron, with a new twist to a classic fairy tale story. The huntsman teaches Snow White some new tricks in war. Yes it's on my watch list.

To help get you ready for the premier of Snow White and the Huntsman in theaters: ybf and Mom to Bed by 8 have partnered up to bring you one amazing giveaway!

Open to US residents only, ages 18+. Giveaway ends on June 4th. Please use the rafflecopter form below to enter. Good luck to all!
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Saturday, May 26, 2012

ZAGG Memorial Day iPad 3 1per/hr Giveaway

Set your clocks! 
 ZAGG Memorial Day iPad-an-hour Giveaway 
ZAGG is giving away an Apple
iPad 3rd Gen EVERY HOUR 
on Memorial Day!

Details from ZAGG:

Starting at 12:00 am MDT on Memorial Day May 28, 2012, ZAGG will be giving away an iPad 3 every hour. 24 iPad 3s over 24 hours. Each hour is a new opportunity to enter the giveaway. So yes, you need to go to the giveaway page each hour and enter.

Disclosure: Just sharing, let me know if you win, and I'll let you know if I win.

Little Miss Coppertone Contest

It's that time again "fun in the sun, playing outside, in the pool, and at the beach." This summer, Coppertone is giving all little girls the chance to embody this wholesome and charming icon with their Little Miss Coppertone Contest.

Coppertone is celebrating little girls by searching for the one who best personifies the spirit of Coppertone. All you have to do is submit a photo of your little girl, ages 2-8, by June 22nd to enter. Special guest judge Alison Sweeney will lead the judging team in selecting finalists and starting on July 13th, America will vote to choose the next Little Miss Coppertone! The winner gets a dream family vacation and will be featured in a Coppertone print ad! To enter the contest and read the official rules, visit the Coppertone Facebook page.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN IN THE LITTLE MISS COPPERTONE CONTEST. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE THE CHANCE OF WINNING. Starts at 12:00:00 pm ET on 4/23/12and ends at 11:59:59 pm ET on 6/22/12 ("Promotion Period"). Opento any legal resident of the 50 United States and District of Columbia whois 18 years of age or older and the parent/legal guardian of a girl between the ages of two (2) and eight (8) residing in the same household at time of entry. Submitted photo must be taken between 4/23/11 and the date of entry and the subject of photo must be between the ages of two (2) and seven (7) at the time photo was taken. Void where prohibited. Subject to Official Rules, available by visiting during the Promotion Period or by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope for receipt by 7/30/12to: Little Miss Coppertone Contest RULES, P.O. Box 13198, Bridgeport, CT, 06673-3198. Sponsor: MSD Consumer Care, Inc.

 "Disclosure: I was entered for a chance to win a gift card in exchange for this post. No monetary exchange took place."

Sesame Street Tackles Resiliency



Elmo, Rosita and Gordon Perform Live with the Quantico Marine Corps Band and
Matt Rogers, Host of Lifetime’s Coming Home

Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, kicks off its newest outreach initiative, Little Children, Big Challenges, for military, veteran, and general public families with young children. This initiative aims to provide the skills and strategies young children need to build resilience and persevere through day-to-day as well as more serious changes and transitions. Early childhood has been emphasized as a crucial time for promoting resilience, as it can lead to a significant impact on children’s well-being and future success in all areas of life.[1],[2] Little Children, Big Challenges will kick off with a new anthem, What We Are, which will be performed live on the Intrepid (Saturday, May 26th) by the Quantico Marine Corps Band with Sesame Street’s Gordon, Elmo and Rosita, and the host of Lifetime’s Coming Home, Matt Rogers.

Here is an excerpt from the new anthem:

Muppets: Oh, going to hold our heads up high
Kids: High!
Muppets: Keep on reaching high!
Kids: High!
Muppets: Never gonna quit
Just keep getting stronger!
And nothing’s gonna bring us down
Kids: No!
Muppets: Never givin’ up gotta go
Kids: Go!
Muppets: Because we know, we’ll keep getting stronger!

“Sesame Workshop has always been at the forefront of creating resources for families with young children to help address some of life’s most difficult issues.” said H. Melvin Ming, President and CEO of Sesame Workshop. “Little Children, Big Challenges is Sesame Workshop’s contribution to all those who face the challenge of helping a child cope with life’s highs and lows and help our kids reach their highest potential.”

Little Children, Big Challenges is a multiyear, bilingual (English/Spanish) initiative that will provide tools to help encourage parents, caregivers, and educators to use positive routines to help foster young children’s resilience on a daily basis. This initiative will help all children cope with trying new things, learning from mistakes, making new friends, resolving conflicts, the bedtime blues, and understanding their own abilities. In addition to helping children cope with these day-to-day challenges, Little Children Big Challenges will also tackle more serious changes and transitions such as bullying, and when parents are divorced or incarcerated. Sesame Workshop is committed to providing free multimedia resources to all families raising preschoolers and these kits will be distributed through partnerships with Military OneSource, the Military Child Education Coalition and the USO. Additionally, Sesame Workshop will distribute to general public families through partnerships with parenting, child-care, health, and education programs, social work organizations, counselors and psychologists, and bullying prevention organizations.

The What We Are anthem will be available on Sesame Street’s website for military families, as well as Sesame Street’s YouTube Channel. In addition, new online resources for Little Children, Big Challenges will feature the anthem along with new interactive tools for children and families. Finally, in conjunction with this event, major updates to Sesame’s Feel Electric! mobile app, a free resilience tool for school-aged children, will be available on May 26, 2012 for Apple iPod, iPhone and Android devices.

Major support for Little Children, Big Challenges provided by BAE Systems, Inc. Generous support provided by The Prudential Foundation, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, the USO, and Military Child Education Coalition.

In the June 1st episode of Lifetime’s Coming Home, Sesame Street’s very own Elmo and Rosita, along with host, Matt Rogers, travel all the way to Fort Bliss, Texas, to put together a once-in-a-lifetime surprise for the children of an Army sergeant who are having an especially hard time with their father’s deployment in Iraq. Not a day goes by that Tristan and Alyssa Bomarito don’t miss their father Sgt. Mark Bomarito. To Tristan, Mark is not just Dad, he's his best friend. In one of the series’ most emotional and heartfelt moments Elmo and Rosita enlist the help of a General to bring the children of Fort Bliss together and create a surprise this family will never forget.

About Sesame Workshop: Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization that revolutionized children’s television programming with the landmarkSesame Street. The Workshop produces local Sesame Street programs, seen in over 150 countries, and other acclaimed shows including The Electric Company, to help bridge the literacy gap. Beyond television, the Workshop produces content for multiple media platforms on a wide range of issues including literacy, health and military deployment. Initiatives meet specific needs to help young children and families develop critical skills, acquire healthy habits and build emotional strength to prepare them for lifelong learning. Learn more at

Visit Sesame Street at:

Learn more about Sesame Street’s Military Family Initiative:

Disclosure: Just Sharing pre-written from sponsor & nothing received.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Happy Nappers Camping Friends

The triple fun Happy Nappers make the character's sounds and transforms from a pillow to an adorable cuddly friend. My boys have played with Happy Nappers for some time and they love to change them back and forth. We already had the Dragon's Castle Happy Nappers character. 

I guess you can just call it puppy love, cause they just love the softness of the sweet little dog. The reversible zipper on back opens to pull the dog from the dog house. Ringing his doorbell to wake the sleepy puppy to hear him bark. He goes from a pillow into a full size play pet with floppy ears, movable legs & tail, little tongue sticking out. Good pretend!! I heard the boys playing pet rescue and pet store.

My boys had their Happy Nappers with them on their indoor camp out. After play is done they had a soft place to lay their heads. The cutest play pillow around and it makes a really great toy. Perfect for summer camps, car rides, play camping, home, or anywhere.
Happy Nappers Doghouse, Dragon's Castle, Bug Bungalow or Penguin's Igloo, there's nothing like a Happy Napper. Check out pictures of all six great choices.

Happy Napper Discount Code: SPECIAL4U for FREE shipping at the special website above. A portion of all Happy Nappers' proceeds will be given to the Home Sweet Home Fund benefiting the Children's Brain Tumor Foundation.

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Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. Sponsor did provide a sample product for review for this promotion. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own.

Memorial Day Event Step2

To celebrate our American heritage, every (yes, every!) Step2 item ships FREE now through Monday, Memorial Day (5/28). No coupon coded needed. Free shipping is reflected on the product pages. Not valid on Canadian shipments or Infantino items.

Have you signed up for Step2 Birthday Club for special offers, sales, new product details & coupon codes!
In addition, our Weekend Deal started one day early this week. The Grand Walk-In Kitchen is just $188 + FREE shipping with coupon code S2GW512 now through Monday, Memorial Day (5/28). That’s over $70 off the original price!

Disclosure:  All opinions are my own. Just Sharing.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Giveaway Linky Thursday 5/24/12

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The Great Outdoors

For the past 2 days we have garden, eaten wild blackberries, camped in the back yard, roasted hot dogs, went fishing, and made some awesome memories together. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Britax B-Agile Stroller Giveaway

To me a great stroller is how easy it can turn and how fast it can go from closed to open and open to closed. I also love storage with 2 boys. I wind-up holding everything. Sleek looking design doesn't hurt and I like the looks of the Britax B-Agile Stroller.

About Britax:
BRITAX has been a leader in mobile safety for more than 70 years, with a legacy of leadership in developing innovations that enhance the safety of child car seats and improve their ease of installation and use. Our uncompromising focus has made BRITAX the best-selling child car seat in Europe and one of the brands most trusted by American parents and caregivers since entering the U.S. market in 1996. Our commitment to improving child safety is unparalleled, as evidenced by the fact that our products undergo the most rigorous testing in our industry at five BRITAX testing facilities worldwide. We also work closely with vehicle manufacturers to encourage design improvements that enhance the performance of child car seats. In addition, we maintain an ongoing dialogue with consumers, child passenger safety technicians and other child safety advocates to ensure proper installation and use of child seats and develop new ideas to improve their safety and ease of use.
About the Britax B-Agile Stroller:
  • One-Hand, Quick Fold with automatic chassis lock
  • Travel System Compatible with other major infant car seat brands, including Graco, Chicco, and Peg Perego, when used with BRITAX infant car seat adapter (sold separately)
  • Lightweight aluminum frame (16.5 lbs total weight)
  • No re-thread, adjustable, five-point harness and head pad with reflective binding
  • Infinite seat recline positions
  • Large under seat storage and additional pocket with zipper
  • Linked parking brake locks both rear wheels
  • CLICK & GO integrated adapter system works with BRITAX CHAPERONE and B-SAFE infant car seats
  • Three-wheel design provides improved steering and maneuverability
  • All-Wheel Suspension provides for a smooth ride
  • Frame designed for stride clearance
  • Large canopy with ventilation window
  • Included Accessories: BRITAX CLICK & GO infant car seat receivers
  • MSRP (USD) $249.99

Giveaway ends June 5 at 11:59pm, open to US residents only, ages 18+. Brought to you by Britax and Mom to Bed by 8.
To enter to win a Britax B-Agile Stroller, please use the rafflecopter form below. Good luck!
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Monday, May 21, 2012

Tooth Losing Age

We not only have one loose tooth, we have 4 loose teeth. He's about 5 yrs 2 1/2 months old, around the age frame my friend told me he would lose his first tooth. He had us checking for about two months and tonight we were laying in the bed talking and I said let me check your teeth. The bottom front right is very loose, then the next bottom left front is loose. The top front two are a little loose. It got me thinking about that song  "All I want for Christmas is My 2 Front Teeth."

Immediately he had to tell his nanna. She said it made her so happy for him to tell her that special news and then he wanted to call around to announce it. I told him you will have to in the morning now go to bed. I'm pretty excited for him. We are at the Tooth Losing Age, I'll have to see the tooth fairy rates:)

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Xbox Kinect Bundle Event Blogger Opportunity

Techy Tribe and Mom to Bed by 8 is proud to present the Techy Summer Xbox Kinect Bundle Event from July 8 to July 22. This is a free blogger event and accepting signups now.

Join the Techy Summer Xbox Kinect Bundle Giveaway event today, grow your readership and offer a gamers must have giveaway!

If you do not wish to post the announcement, send the $5 via paypal to with your email address and Techy Summer Xbox Event in subject line or notes portion of the form.
Once you have posted your announcement or sent the paypal payment, fill out this form.
You will receive an email from me with 7 days, confirming your participation. If you do not, please email me at and I will check into it for you.

Then around July 5th you will receive another email from me with the html code for publishing the giveaway. Note it is required that you publish the giveaway html in full to be included in this event. I will verify links on July 22st around 8am central and if you have not done so, your link on the rafflecopter will be removed. This keeps this event fair for all who joins.

Referral prize: The two bloggers who refer the most people will receive a $10 Amazon e-code for your effort. Just make sure to add on your announcement that they should add your blog name or url in the referred by section on the signup form. This bonus will be paid the on June 2nd after your referral links have been verified.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Step2 Easy Living Kitchen

Make your little chef happy with the Step2 weekend’s deal, it's $20 off the Easy Living Kitchen. Now through Monday, May 21, this play kitchen is just $169.99 (was $189.99) + $4.99 shipping. No promo code needed. Valid for US shipments only.

It has five realistic electronic features: microwave, oven, stove top, phone, and light. It features a "stainless steel” oven, microwave, and refrigerator that enhances creative play and provides valuable storage for the included 42 piece accessory set.

Disclosure:  All opinions are my own. Just Sharing.

Dealz & More Step2, Chuck E. Cheese, Mixbook

PennySaver is celebrating their 50th anniversary and building a virtual scrapbook of great PennysaverUSA memories. Prizes are: $250 for a randomly drawn winner from everyone who enters and $250 for Oldest Pennysaver clipping submitted

Friday 18 & Saturday 19, 20% off of purchases $40 or more at Party City use code PCLQXZ.

Chuck E. Cheese's Fee Pizza with the purchase of 100 tokens for $25.00. Coupons on their website for more deals.

Step2 Giveaways~
Mommy Living the Life Of Riley - Win a Step2 Panda Climber, Hurry ends May 19.
Night Owl Mama Step2 Wagon ends May 23
One more flew over the Cukcoo Step2 Kangaroo Climber end May21
A Mom's Take  Win a Step2 Panda Climber ends June 1.
Obviously MARvelous Win a Step2 Panda Climber ends June 2.
3 Princes and a Princess 2 Win Step2 My Clubhouse ends May 30.

Does your Dad have Talent? Mixbook invites you to enter the Father's Day Photo Contest - Win a $1500 Prize!Grand prize winner will receive a $1,500 Best Buy gift card. Five first place winners will receive a $50 Amazon gift card. Five random weekly winners who share their entry on Twitter using hashtag #mixbookdad will receive a free photo book. 

Weight Watchers endorsed Green Giant Boxed Vegetables. Visit to download a printable *coupon for $0.60 off the purchase of two boxes of Weight WatchersŽ endorsed Green Giant Boxed Vegetables. This information and the coupon offer from Green Giant and Weight Watchers through MyBlogSpark.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Giveaway Linky Thursday 5/17/12

5/24 Protect A Bed Luxury Mattress Protector
6/02 Pure Pearls Pure Heart Bracelet
5/21 Education Insights 7 Habits of Happy Kids Game
5/31 Schools Out! $10 Walmart Gift Card

Thanks for stopping by Giveaway Linky Thursday list your giveaways and enter some Stop by Night Owl Mama to link up your giveaways too.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

2012 Kids Who Give Contest $10k Grand Prize ~ Farm Rich

2012 Kids Who Give Contest 
$10k Grand Prize 

Good things come in small packages. That's why your friends at Farm Rich created Kids Who Give, a nationwide contest honoring kids with a passion for making the world better. Whether they volunteer their time, raise money, or help those in need, we feel it's important to recognize these kids and share their stories. 

The 2012 contest is now open to kids who are US residents between the ages of 7 & 17. First, second, and third prize winners will be chosen quarterly. The grand prize winner will be chosen through a public online vote next January and will receive $10,000 for their charity! 

The first quarter entry deadline is June 30, 2012. So if you know a kid who's doing good things, send them to Let's share their impressive stories with the world!

Disclosure: Just sharing & nothing received.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Protect A Bed Luxury Mattress Protector Giveaway The Healthy Sleep Zone

I use Protect A Bed products on all our beds, I love and trust these products and this company. I don't know if I could have survived so many nights with out the convenience and comfort of Protect A Bed. Through children's accidents Protect A Bed waterproof mattress covers have proven indispensable.

In celebration of the newest blog The Healthy Sleep Zone, Protect a bed wanted to share a fabulous giveaway for my readers. The Luxury Mattress Protector is a fitted-sheet-style protector that will keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter, while our Miracle Membrane® provides a barrier to dust mites, liquids and other irritants. The Luxury Mattress Protector retails at $119.99.

The Healthy Sleep Zone is a resource for people of all ages and discusses sleep issues related to allergies, dust mites, pets, sensitive skin, bed bugs, incontinence, bedwetting and sleep pattern issues. Our goal is to provide great information and resources so that everyone can have a healthy sleep zone and get restful sleep.

Luxury Waterproof Mattress Covers Are:
  • Ultra soft and silky to the touch for luxuriously comfortable sleep
  • Waterproof, yet air vapor porous, similar to human skin
  • Naturally thermo-regulating, for the perfect sleeping temperature all year round
  • Comprised of all-natural Eucalyptus fiber, and manufcactured without pesticides
  • Especially helpful for people with sensitive skin, or skin disorders such as eczema
  • Fitted-sheet style with four-way stretch ensures a great fit on any mattress depth
  • Machine washable and tumble dry ready

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. Sponsor did provide a sample product for review and giveaway for this promotion. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Life Is A SandCastle is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.
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News & Updates

Friday was very exciting, my son sung a song at the PreK program and got a completion certificate. My mom had her lung cancer surgery and spent the night in ICU. I couldn't be with her, the doctor told me with us having the stomach thing not to come to visit until we are completely over it. My mom told me to go record her grand baby's performance so she can see it.

The day before surgery we did visit mom, everyone wore face masks and stayed outside. No touching I told the kids, first thing the baby did was hung her leg and pucker his lips out for a big kiss. I wish I had a picture.

My son did great singing and stood there so proud smiling at me. After the performance the school had rented water slides for the children to play on and all the kids had a blast. When it was time to go home, I was telling my son it's official now your a Kindergartner!! My phone rang, I pulled the car over and got out to talk to the Surgeon.

The Surgeon said my mom did excellent. He explained to me about the cancer he removed and said if it had got any bigger he would have had to remove a rib to get it out. You know I loved her doctor, he took care of my mom, he had the best personality and was easy to talk to. I have to say my mom got some of the best doctors and caring nurses.

I had one of the best Mother's Day this weekend just by hugging my kids and being able to talk to my mom on the phone.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Pure Pearls Pure Hearts Bracelet Giveaway & Review

When picking the perfect gift for your mom there is so many options. I thought the perfect gift for my mom would be the Pure Pearls Pure Hearts Collection Bracelet. A pearl is described as something very rare, admirable, and valuable. My mom is a pearl.
White with silver overtone color choice reminds me of her wisdom, she's a classy lady, and she is the best grandma to my children. Lastly the matte-finish sterling silver heart-shaped toggle clasp of the love in her heart for her family. have Pearl Jewelry that speak to your heart and matches the personality of the ones you love most. 
Delivered securely in a Signature Little Black Gift Box, accompanied by a GIA Graduate Prepared Appraisal. Gorgeous white freshwater pearls measure 6.0-7.0mm and are hand-chosen for their superior luster. Each Pure Hearts Collection bracelet features a matte-finish sterling silver heart-shaped toggle clasp.

The standard bracelet length is 7.5-inches, but we can easily create longer or shorter bracelets as needed. Choose AA+ quality or upgrade to AAA for even sharper luster and more uniformly round shapes. Each bracelet is hand-knotted on twinned silk.
I've also been memorized by their Black Tahitian Baroque and Freshwater Pearl Tin Cup Necklace. Their tag line Pure Pearls. Pure Elegance. Pure Luxury. Pure Value. 
My mom and I adore the beautiful pearl bracelet and fine jewelry from Thanks to one lucky US or Canadian winner will win the Pure Hearts Collection bracelet AA+ Quality choice of  (white, pink, lavender or black).

Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. Sponsor did provide a sample product for review and giveaway for this promotion. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Life Is A SandCastle is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. 

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Hotter Than Summer Event 2012

Welcome to the official sponsor page for the "Hotter Than Summer Event 2012" in conjunction with the Night Owl Mama & Mommy Enterprises. New sponsors will be added & reviews/giveaways, continue to check back for updates. We are happy to have you at the Hotter Than Summer Event. The event will run all though summer. Sponsors interested in participating can contact:

Jennifer McCullar 
Life Is A SandCastle

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Marvel Avengers Printable Mask & Coloring Pages

Marvel Avengers Printable Mask & Coloring Pages from Stride Rite with fun facts.

Iron Man
Captain America

Friday, May 11, 2012

Step2 Toddle Tune Coupe & New Colors Ends Monday

Step2 Mother's Day Deals! Step2 moms appreciate quality and value. We're saluting moms with special, deeper savings on an oldie but goodie: the Toddle Tune Coupe at $49.99 for Mother's Day weekend (through Monday). So buckle in for some serious mom fueled savings! No coupon code needed; not eligible for further savings.

In addition, we have introduced new color palettes for 11 of our most loved toys. These “New colors!” ship free today through Monday, May 14 with coupon code S2FSCOLORS at checkout. The following items are included in this free shipping sale:

Naturally Playful® Adventure Lodge Play Center with Glider
Naturally Playful® Adventure Lodge Play Center
Clubhouse Climber
Naturally Playful® Playhouse Climber & Swing Extension
Naturally Playful® Welcome Home Playhouse™
Naturally Playful® Countryside Cottage™
Naturally Playful® Woodland Climber™
Panda Climber
Adjustable Sand & Water Table™
Fun-Fold Jr. Picnic Table™
Fun Fold Jr. Slide™

Disclosure:  All opionions are my own. Just Sharing.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Giveaway Linky Thursday 5/10/12

Thanks for stopping by Giveaway Linky Thursday list your giveaways and enter some Stop by Night Owl Mama to link up your giveaways too.

5/13 Dale and Thomas Mother's Day Gift Box
5/31 Schools Out! $10 Walmart Gift Card
5/12 New Year’s Eve Resolution Reset Blog App & DVD Giveaway
5/21 Education Insights 7 Habits of Happy Kids Game

Teleflora Mother’s Day #win 1 of 4 Gift Certificates

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13th.  I had no idea that Teleflora even had Bath & Body Works. I thought they were all about flowers arrangements "by the way Too Beautiful!" My mom loves flowers but, she also loves long relaxing baths. What better way to make her feel special, loved and pampered, than with a Teleflora Mother's Day Bouquet and the sweet smells of Bath & Body Works!
These great Mother’s Day offerings from Bath & Body Works and Teleflora, will surely delight the senses and bring a smile to her face!

Our body care essentials in her favorite Signature Collection scent are perfectly packaged in this pretty decorative box! Set includes a full-size Signature Collection Shower Gel (10 oz.), Body Lotion (8 oz.) and Fragrance Mist (8 oz.).
  • Wild Berry Tulips - a flirtatious blend of red raspberry, cheery honeysuckle and pink tulips
  • Wild Apple Daffodil - a playful blend juicy red apple, flirty daffodils and fresh pomegranate
  • Wild Citrus Sunflower - a sunny blend of sparkling clementine, cheerful sunflowers and luscious white nectarine
Where to buy: Bath & Body Works and
Deal Alert! ~ *2012 Mother's Day V.I.P. Tote $20 with any $40 purchase. Limit 1 per order. Must enter code LOVEMOM at checkout*

Bath & Body Works® Signature Collection Mother's Day V.I.P. Bag is packed with our favorites for body, hands and home. Includes our Signature Collection Shower Gel (10 oz.) Body Lotion (8 oz)and Fine Fragrance Mist (8 oz.)all in our newest Wild Berry Tulips fragrance. Also includes Anti-Bacterial Gentle Foaming Hand Soap in Wildberry Dahlia (8.75 oz.), a Liplicious Lip Gloss in Wild Berry Tulips, a Mini Candle in Lilac Blossom and a white shower sponge. This tan tote features black accents, pink and white gingham lining, an interior pocket and an adjustable shoulder strap! $100+ Value.
Teleflora's Mother's Day Bouquets are a delightful way to say you care. Each one will bring in color and the power of fragrance into her home. Here are a few of our favorites....

Sweet as Sugar Bouquet - Mom will have visions of sugar plum fairies dancing when you gift her this magical bouquet. Lush lavenders, frosty whites and silvery greens look chic and refreshing inside a cool cube vase.

Lavender Love Bouquet - Mom will feel like royalty when she sees this glorious bouquet of lavender roses and white lilies in a stunning handmade purple glass pedestal vase. And the great thing is that she won’t just be “queen for a day,” but every time she uses this regal keepsake.

Be Sweet Bouquet - Nothing’s too sweet for the sweetest woman in the world. Surprise her with a delightfully dainty bouquet featuring delicate lavender roses and pink hydrangea in a sparkling silver cube vase. You’ll make her day, her week, her month!
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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Kids Garden Time

The boys worked very hard planting and our little garden is growing like crazy. Everyday they run to check up on it and water it. Plus, they found a little friend "he keep landing on them."