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Saturday, November 30, 2013

MCO's Holiday Gift Guide: Ink361


                                                                                                              
Does dad love to snap pictures on his phone and upload them to his Instagram account to share with his friends and family? INK361 is a website that dad must check out! INK361 allows you to view your Instagram feed and photos, follow new accounts, like, and comment! It allows you to connect with other Instagram lovers and find new photographers that you may have not otherwise heard of! INK361 even allows you sell and purchase Instagram photos that you love and want to keep!

 *I received compensation for this article and giveaway. All thoughts and                opinions are my own*



Photo used with permission from  INK361

INK361 has one simple goal - to give everyone the best tools to enjoy and discover mobile photography. "We believe that photos have the power to unite and connect people beyond borders. With millions of mobile photos taken every day, Ink361 is making it easier to people to connect based on their love for the stories these photos tell, inspire, and remind us of."

Photo used with permission from  INK361


INK361 is a fantastic website for those who have mastered the art of taking gorgeous and unique photos on their iPhone and who frequently post to Instagram. Whether you want to meet and interact with other Instagram enthusiasts or find unique photos to transform into beautiful canvas prints or gadget cases, INK361 is your "one stop shop" to do so!

Photo used with permission from  INK361

After dad plays around with the INK361 website he can choose to sell some of his own photos for people to purchase and make some extra money for himself (or for you!). He can even choose to upload and print his photos for his own personal collection or create something to give as a gift!

Photo used with permission from  INK361

INK361 is an awesome website for dad (or mom!) to transform the way they use Instagram, have a way to make a little cash, and have the option of purchasing beautiful and unique photos taken by others!


 INK361 is generously going to give one lucky person the opportunity to win a $50 gift certificate so that they can try things out for themselves! 




Congrats to Alena Svetelska!

The Giveaway will close late on the evening of December 15th. The winner will be chosen at random through  Giveaway Tools.  The winner will be announced both on Giveaway Tools form as well as notified by email and announced on MCO’s Facebook. The winner will have their prize sent to them by INK361, Mommys Craft Obsession is not responsible for prize shipment. Must be 18 years and older. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google are in no way affiliated with this giveaway. No Purchase Necessary. US Only. This article is 100% original and in my own words. Everything written is from my own personal view point and opinions and I have not been influenced by any outside sources. What works for me, may not work for you. I have been provided with monitory compensation by INK361 for this article. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.


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Holiday Tots Giveaway Event

holidaytosWelcome to the Holiday Tots Giveaway Event

Hosted by Conservamom and VivaVeltoro
There will be 3 winners who will each win a great gift packages for the Tots in their life!




Each winner will get one of the following Packages!

The Snow Baby Gift Pack Includes:
Retail Value $617.72

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The Sugar Plum Fairy Gift Pack

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Retail Value $268.88


The Little Nutcracker Solider Gift Pack
Retail Value $283.39

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So enter below for your chance to win one of these great gift packs! Make sure and stop by Conservamom everyday for a Spotlight post where you can get extra entries for this giveaway!

Open to US only, ends on 12/20 at 11:59pm
Good Luck!

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Mommys Craft Obsession is not responsible for fulfillment of prizes. This Giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media outlet. If you have any questions or would like to see your business featured in the next big event please contact Conservamom.


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Friday, November 29, 2013

MCO's Holiday Gift Guide: Creative Teaching Press

*I received complimentary Easy Daisies Starter Kit and Add-on Packs for review in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions*

Creative Teaching Press (CTP) is a family-owned and teacher-managed supplemental educational publisher for children ages 3–14, grades PreK–8.   CTP is a recognized leader in the educational industry and offers a wide variety of classroom learning d├ęcor and research-based, teacher-tested products.  CTP offers an assortment of learning resources for parents and teachers in a variety of subject areas including phonics, reading, writing, math, science, and social studies.  CTP celebrates more than four decades of providing parents and teachers from around the world with high-quality, easy-to-use learning materials.  

 Photo Credits: Creative Teaching Press

It began in 1965 when Luella Connelly, a teacher of 17 years, wanted to find something that taught students beyond what textbooks did, to reinforce skills in a creative, non-threatening format.  What started as a simple idea to help children learn turned into a company that Luella and her husband ran until their retirement in 1998.  Their son Jim Connelly is now the president of the company and it has continued to grow and be at the forefront of the educational market because the company’s products are developed by teachers and educators who understand firsthand what resources parents and teachers need to help children learn.

When Creative Teaching Press contacted us to review Easy Daysies Starter Kit and Add-On Packs for our Holiday Gift Guide I was really excited about it!  Little Miss just started kindergarten this year so I thought it would be a great time to teach her how important schedules and routines are with this fun new tool that's made for kids.  I received 2 Easy Daysies Every Day Starter Kits and 3 Add-On Packs for review.


The Easy Daysies Every Day Starter Kit is a magnetic schedule designed just for kids.  The kit includes 18 easy daysies magnets, 1 double-sided fold and go magnet board, a wipe-off marker, and a magnet storage bag.  The magnet board has two sides, one with a tree and sun and the other with a flower and butterfly, each side has a spot to write the child's name, a to do side and a done side.  You can chose to put the magnets on the to do side and move them over to the done side as they are completed, or you can just put the magnets down the middle of the board and have your child show you what tasks they have completed.  Each magnet has a picture and the word of the task to allow kids that are not reading yet to use it, this has been great for Little Miss, who is just starting to read if she can't sound out the word on her own she can look at the picture to help her out.


They offer three add-on packs that you can use to mix and match to create your child's perfect routine.  Add-On Pack Get Dressed and Bathroom Routine includes 18 Easy Daysies Magnets, this one is going to be great for Baby C as soon as we start potty training, which is coming very soon!  Add-On Pack Chores and Special Times includes 21 Easy Daysies Magnets, and Add-On Pack Family and Extracurricular Activities includes 18 Easy Daysies Magnets, this set is great to help children remember what day they have a certain sport or activity.  In each Add-on Pack two or three magnets are left blank.  With the starter kit and the add-on packs Easy Daysies has just about everything covered, but if you find something that's not already on a magnet the blank ones are great for you to personalize with the wipe-off marker.





The magnetic schedule has been great for Little Miss, she really enjoys knowing exactly what she has to do next without asking me, it has made her more independent and is making our life a little easier every day.  When we first started using the magnetic schedule we started off slow, adding just a few things from her morning routine until she got the hang of it and slowly started adding more.  I didn't want to overwhelm her and make her feel like she had to many things to do before she got the hang of it.  She is at the point now that we use the flower and butterfly side of the board for her morning routine and the tree and sun side for her after school routine.  She has even been making sure she adds the extracurricular activities to the day when needed, which is helping her keep track of what day of the week it is.


Creative Teaching Press has a huge selection of teaching tools for your children including books, workbooks, digital learning, and worksheets.  I would really recommend this product for every child, it is important for kids to have a routine that they know; it makes them feel more confident, independent, and makes your life a little easier when they know what they should be doing.  This would be a great gift for your children to find under the Christmas tree this year! 




Congrats to Andrea Centi, Allison Toler, Maggie Balboa, Shannon Stubbs, and Angela Hendricks!

The Giveaway will close late on the evening of December 14th. The winner will be chosen at random through Giveaway Tools. The winner will be announced both on Giveaway Tools form as well as notified by email and announced on Mommys Craft Obsession’s Facebook. The winner will have their prize sent to them by Creative Teaching Press. Mommys Craft Obsession is not responsible for prize shipment. Must be 18 years and older. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google are in no way affiliated with this giveaway. No Purchase Necessary. US Only.  This review is 100% original and in my own words. Everything written is from my own personal view point and opinions and I have not been influenced by any outside sources. What works for me, may not work for you. All photos have been taken by me unless stated otherwise. I have been provided with product to review by Creative Teaching Press however I have not been compensated monetarily for this review. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.


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Cyber Monday Teaser with NextStepBabyMonitors

*I am a NextStepBabyMonitors Ambassador and have received compensation for the publishing and promotion of this post*

As you already know, I am a NextStepBabyMonitors Ambassador and I absolutely LOVE their monitors! We have one in Little Misters room and I would (and do) recommend it to everyone who is having a child or has a child and needs a great quality monitor. These deals that NextStepBabyMonitors is running for Cyber Monday are the lowest I've ever seen their monitors on sale so hurry on over and pick one up! I'm going to be grabbing one more to save for when we decide to have a second little one!

Cyber Monday - Sneak Peek!

This holiday season grab a fun high-tech gift that benefits the whole family --Smartphone Monitoring. Your one day chance to grab a smartphone baby monitor with LIFETIME tech support for under $99.

NextStepIP from NextStepBabyMonitors provides the convenience of smart phone monitoring allowing you to access your camera while at home or away. NextStepIP will not only last through your child's early years, but it can be used as a monitor for pets, your home, and even your elderly loved ones. View your camera from any iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet, as well as any PC or Mac computer.

NextStepBabyMonitors is a family owned company based out of Southern California, who believes that when it comes to your child, compromising is not an option. NextStep gives you the highest level of personal support and specialized knowledge when it comes to baby monitor technology. If you're looking for a monitor that will pan and tilt so that you can see around the room, has clear night vision so you can see in the dark, or has clear audio so you can hear exactly what your child is doing, then NextStepIP is for you.

Are you not very technology savvy? Not to worry! What sets NextStep apart is their lifetime personalized support. If you ever change internet providers or get a new phone, NextStep is there to make sure your smartphone monitor is always working just how it should.

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NextStepBabyMonitors' top rated monitor is their NextStepIP Pro. The NextStepIP Pro includes
  • Pan/Tilt Capability
  • IR Cut Night Vision
  • 2 Way Audio
  • Audio Detection Alerts
  • Wireless & 3G Capability
  • & Many Other Features
In addition to the NextStepIP Pro, NextStepBabyMonitors also offers a family of smart phone compatible cameras including the NextStepIP Outdoor Camera and the NextStepIP Classic. 

Interested in grabbing one for your family? There has never been a better time to buy than Cyber Monday!









This article has been written as a guest post by NextStepBabyMonitors. I am a NextStepBabyMonitors ambassador and have been compensated for the publication of this article. All personal opinions stated are my own. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.



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Thursday, November 28, 2013

MCO's Holiday Gift Guide: Blue Steel

 
Blue Steel was created in 2009 by a man name Roman Northcut who wanted to take his signature blend of unique jewelry styles and bring consumers affordable prices and the best customer service they could find. Within a year of launching, Blue Steel was the #1 jewelry company on the circuit and it only grew from there! By 2010 Blue Steel joined the online community and launched its website, bringing people all over the world beautiful, high quality jewelry at affordable prices. 


*I did not receive compensation for this article*

Blue Steel features hundreds of gorgeous jewelry options whether you're looking for rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, or pendants. They offer a wide variety of metals such as titanium, tungsten, sterling silver, and surgical grade stainless steel. Whether you're shopping for a special man or woman in your life, you're sure to find something that you both will love!

Photo used with permission by: BuyBlueSteel

On the off chance that your loved one doesn't fall in love with the jewelry selection you have made, Blue Steel backs their jewelry with a 30 day Satisfaction Guaranteed 30 Day Return policy!

Photo used with permission by: BuyBlueSteel

One of their best sellers is their Blue Diamond Stainless Steel ring that would look gorgeous on any woman or man! This holiday seasons Blue Steel has generously offered to give one lucky winner a Blue Diamond Stainless Steel ring to keep for themselves or to gift! (Product Seen Below) 

Who would you give this to? 

Photo used with permission by: BuyBlueSteel







Congrats to Cheryl Rahkonen!

The Giveaway will close late on the evening of December 13th. The winner will be chosen at random through  Giveaway Tools.  The winner will be announced both on Giveaway Tools form as well as notified by email and announced on MCO’s Facebook. The winner will have their prize sent to them by Blue Steel, Mommys Craft Obsession is not responsible for prize shipment. Must be 18 years and older. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google are in no way affiliated with this giveaway. No Purchase Necessary. US Only. This article is 100% original and in my own words. Everything written is from my own personal view point and opinions and I have not been influenced by any outside sources. What works for me, may not work for you. I have not been compensated for this review. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.


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