Sweaty kids and Stinky Shoes

This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Febreze. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.

Going back to school reminds me of the fun after school routines we have. The kids love to go to the park and play for a bit on our way home. I let them. They need the physical exercise and I love rummaging thru their backpacks while they play. They don’t normally play long before one asks for a snack or has to use the bathroom.

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We make the short 10 minute walk home and they are so hot and tired. And they stink. The odor is piercing. It makes me nauseous. Then one of the kids kicks off their stinky shoes and that odor hits me. It’s bad! I make them put the shoes up quickly and gag for a few more minutes from the nasty kid sweat smell.

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I am armed with a plan of action this year. I will no longer have to breathe thru the stinky smells. I was sent a few Febreze items to conduct a NoseBlind test with some friends and here is what that looked like:

1.) Inital smell in the house, that I don’t smell, but my guests do
2.) Popped popcorn smell in the house, everyone smells this
3.) Febreze sprayed
4.) No one smells popped popcorn

Until I participated in this fun NoseBlind test, I had no clue that Febreze worked so quickly to neutralize odors. I thought finding something to mask odors was key. Nope, neutralizing them is key!

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So I will have Febreze on hand to spray when sweaty kids and stinky shoes try to take over with their unpleasant smells. What do you use to keep these odors at bay in your home.

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Giveaway:

One lucky MyCRAZYSavings reader will win:
$60 AMEX gift card!
1 Febreze Air Effects
1 Febreze Fabric Refresher
1 Febreze Noticeables with refill
1 Febreze Candle

Enter to win by leaving a comment on this blog post sharing what smell you are most #noseblind to. You can get additional entries if you tweet your answer and use #noseblind in your tweet. Drop your link in the comments for that to count as well! Giveaway ends on 9/1 at 5PM CST.

Disney Classic’s now on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Copy Today, Aug. 12th

If your family loves Disney as much as ours does, then you won’t want to miss out on the release of classic Disney films on August 12th!

Music plays a huge role in Disney films and these classics are no exception to the Disney magic. Today marks the release of

as they release for the first time ever on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital Copy August 12th!

We were sent the above mentioned copies to check out…and it was a Disney Marathon at our house! My girls LOVE all of the fun songs in these classics! Grab some popcorn and get excited because you can enter to win your own set!

Giveaway:

Three will win a combo pack! To enter this giveaway, leave a comment on this post telling me which of the five you are most excited about owning! For an extra entry, you can share this giveaway on FB or Twitter and leave a link to your share in the comments! Giveaway ends on 8/21 at 5PM CST1

Jamming with SOL REPUBLIC Deck Wireless Speaker

Summer is coming to an end and I am soaking up every last minute of it! From dance parties at home to pool parties with friends, we are living it up! To make our time together more memorable, we have been adding music! It’s so much fun to sing and let loose, or relax and chill out! And let’s face it…my iPhone speakers are not loud enough for a full jam fest!

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I was recently sent a SOL REPUBLIC DECK: a wireless speaker, with unprecedented range and versatility to check out. This has been a game changer for us! It’s blue tooth ability allows me to connect with no cords! We take it to the pool, to the park, and I even listen to music in the shower thru it! It’s awesome!

I’ve been using my SOL REPUBLIC headphones for a while now and this is equally as cool! We are planning a birthday party for my youngest and I plan to use this to stream her favorite music! With 25 people, it might be tough to hear the music, but I think that this speaker is up to the challenge. I can be 300 ft away from the speaker and it will continue to stream! This speaker has an outdoor boost on it to allow for maximum use! Here is the other nice thing… upto 5 people can pair and stream thru it.

Giveaway:

SOL REPUBLIC is partnering with me to give away one of these awesome speakers to one of my readers! To enter this giveway, simply leave a comment on this blog post telling me where you would use this speaker at! If you want an additional entry, share this post on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or on Instagram. Leave a link in the comments to your post. Giveaway ends on 8/21 at 5PM CST.

Here is a list of other items that are great for your Back to School adventures:

  • RELAYS: the active in-ear headphones that keep up with you no matter what the day brings. I love the versatility of these. Perfect for the active student, involved in activities and always on the move.
  • TRACKS: their signature $99 model that provides superior sound at the price point (on-ear). These are great for day-to-day usage. Perfect for the kid always on the go.
  • TRACKS AIR: the first wireless headphones from SOL REPUBLIC, in collaboration with Motorola. My personal favorite!
  • COLLEGIATE: their custom collegiate Tracks, they have over 100 universities licensed. Perfect for those students who already have their favorite team (and mega college spirit!) Full list of available teams here (if it isn’t here, they don’t have that school yet).

 

Pampers New Baby Wipes Designs (+ Giveaway)

*I am a Pampers Baby Board Blogger and I was sent the gift you see pictured below. All opinions are my own and are honest.

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Pampers has three new Wipes designs that hit the shelves this month! They are adorable…and yours truly got to help choose the designs along side other Pampers Baby Board members at our meet up a few months ago! I love the new designs so much! What are your thoughts?

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I love them all! I use Pampers wipes for EVERYTHING! We had a game truck party a few months ago and we used them to clean sticky fingers off before playing. Popsicle stickiness, gone! Spilled lotion on the couch, no biggie. Pampers wipes to the rescue! My kids use them a lot and if it’s not a bath night, I make them use them to freshen up some. Love love love Pampers wipes! Very durable and perfect for every family! From tiny bums to big messes…they get the job done! Here is more info about them. If you can’t read it, click on it to see a bigger graphic!

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Giveaway:

Pampers is always so generous to offer a rocking giveaway to one of my most loyal readers! Enter to win the items that you see pictured below! (Awesome, right?) Leave a comment on this blog post telling me the three things you use Pampers wipes for in your family.  Giveaway ends on 8/21 at 5PM CST

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Getting Organized to go Back to School (+ Giveaway!)

I have partnered with Wall Pops to show you a fun way to get organized for Back to School! Plus they are providing a giveaway! All opinions are mine and are honest.

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I have a space in my house that I like to keep all things school related. We try really hard to keep everything contained to that area! I have also this year, added a calendar to help keep us moving in the right direction and on the same page! With three kids, a husband who travels and my PTA and Gym schedule, I need to SEE what we have going on each day. My kids also enjoy seeing what we have planned.

To organize this space as a Back to School area:

I bought cheap hooks at Hobby Lobby for the girls. I found ones that had each kids initials on them. They know that this is where their backpacks must hang each night. All homework and books must stay in them as well. I have found that having a “home” for items makes me feel much more organized.

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I was sent the Black Wall Pop Calendar to check out and we love it! It fits great on the back of our garage door and we can easily add to the schedule or erase off what is no longer needed.

We have our key hook on the last wall as a great place to keep them handy to grab just before we leave.

Giveaway:

With school starting in a few short weeks, Wall Pops thought it would be fun to partner with me to giveaway one of these calendars as seen above to one of my readers! Leave a comment on this blog post telling us where you would put the Wall Pop and how it would help your family. Giveaway ends on 8/15 at 5PM CST.

 

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is coming to DFW (+ Giveaway!) #RBBBDFW

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is heading to Dallas FortWorth later this month! Andre McClain, Ringmaster and America’s favorite cowboy takes the Ringling Bros.® reins and accompanied by his horse Comanche, leads his Built To Amaze! funny and mischievous super circus supervisors, to construct The Greatest Show On Earth. A fantastic design with more than 110 of the world’s best performers representing 17 countries along with 95 exotic and domestic animals will be assembled, creating never-before-seen heart pounding performances. Ringling Bros. is thrilled to introduce nine-time international award winning comedic animal presenting duo Alex and Irina Emelin of Russia. Also new to Ringling Bros. is the Tower Tumblers, a troupe of competitive aerial athletes from the Ukraine who launch themselves from trampolines to scale, repel and pass through a three-story high translucent tower. Ringling Bros. brings a spirited and fiery competition of basketball with the next generation of whirling unicyclists, the legendary King Charles Troupe hailing from New York City!

For more information, visit www.Ringling.com or visit them on Facebook.

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Performance Schedule:

Dallas’ American Airlines Center, July 30- August 10
2500 Victory Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219

Wed, July 30, 7:30PM
Thu, July 31, 10:30AM, 7:30PM
Fri, Aug 1, 10:30AM, 7:30PM
Sat, Aug 2, 11:30AM, 3:30PM, 7:30PM
Sun, Aug 3, 10:30AM, 2:30PM, 6:30PM
Tue, Aug 5, 7:30PM
Wed, Aug 6, 7:30PM
Thu, Aug 7, 7:30PM
Fri, Aug 8, 7:30PM
Sat, Aug 9, 11:30AM, 3:30PM, 7:30PM
Sun, Aug 10, 10:30AM, 2:30PM, 6:30PM

Fort Worth Convention Center, August 13-17
1201 Houston Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Wed, Aug 13, 7:30PM
Thu, Aug 14, 7:30PM
Fri, Aug 15, 10:30AM, 7:30PM
Sat, Aug 16, 11:30PM, 3:30PM, 7:30PM
Sun, Aug 17, 3:00PM

Ticket Information

Tickets are currently available for purchase at www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices are $105 (Circus Celebrity), $75 (Front Row), $50 (VIP), $30, $22, $15. All seats are reserved, and tickets are available by calling toll free 800/745-3000. Tickets may also be purchased at Ticketmaster Retail Locations and at the arena’s box offices.

Giveaway:

Wanna win some tickets? Ringling Brothers is providing my family with tickets to enjoy the show opening night AND they are providing me with a family four pack giveaway! Enter to win through July 31st at 7:30PM CST. by leaving a comment on this blog post with who you would take or what your favorite circus act is! For extra entries, Tweet or Share on Facebook, then leave another comment. (I have share buttons on the left hand side of the screen which make it super easy to share!) Giveaway ends on July 21st at 5PM CST. Winner can only win on ONE site, not on multiple sites.

Try for your chance to win $25 Amazon Giftcard

Take this quick survery for Savings.com and you could win a $25 Amazon.com Giftcard! It’s quick and easy! (And not spam!)

Summer BBQ Savings Sweepstakes

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Go enter the Summer BBQ Savings Sweepstakes for your chance to win $2500!

ENDED: How to have a successful @GameTruckHQ Party (+Giveaway)

Game Truck provided our family and friends with a rocking party for our family. All opinions in this post are mine and are honest.
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Summer is coming and it’s time to rev up the FUN! This week we got to invite tons of our friends to come and enjoy a Game Truck Party with us! My girls love playing on the iPads, computers and Wii, but I had NO clue how popular this party would be!

Here is how to have a successful Game Truck Party:

  • Call your local Game Truck franchise and set up date/time.
  • Wait for the confirmation email from Gametruckparty.com and use the included link in that email to send out invites to your friends and family.
  • Plan WHERE you want the truck to park during the party. (I chose a park nearby which had tons of room for the truck and parents to park as well. This truck is around 60 ft long.
  • Enjoy not having to do a thing while the kids play for two hours!

This truck is packed with technology! Think XBOX360®, Nintendo WiiT and Playstation®! We invited kids who ranged in age from 6 to 10. This was seriously the EASIEST party that I have ever thrown! Our GameTruck party host was awesome with the kids. He was very patient. He set the rules before they got into the truck and was very helpful and patient with the kids during the party! If you choose to host the party at your house then you are set with everything that you need (bathroom, snacks, seats for parents…etc.) If you chose to have your party at the park then you might want to consider bringing chairs for the parents. I also provided light snacks for the kids. No food or drinks are allowed inside the truck, so I was sure to bring Pampers wipes to clean hands and faces before letting them play inside.  The truck has an awning that provides great shade outside for the parents. The truck also has it’s own air conditioning system and is temperature controlled. Even with the door wide open, it was very cool inside.

The game choices felt endless for the kiddos and I was able to nix the games that I didn’t want offered. (I opted to have the blood/guts/guns types of games removed due to age and such.) Prices for this vary based on weekend/weekday. You have to call with dates in mind to get estimates on what your party would cost. I also included a gratuity for the guy because he was so awesome during the party.

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Giveaway!

One lucky MyCRAZYSavings.com reader will win One (1) GameTruck party. GameTruck party must be booked for a weekday. Winner needs to be within a designated GameTruck franchise service area. If winner is outside the area GameTruck will make their best effort to get the winner a party, but if it cannot reasonably be accommodated participant may either share the prize with someone that is within a service area or be compensated with a cash prize of $200. GameTruck party must be redeemed by Dec 31,2014. Leave either a comment about who you would spoil on this post to enter or share this giveaway and leave your share link in the comments. (Remember only one entry per person).

Only one (1) entry per person is allowed. Only residents of the U.S. that are 18 and older with a valid address are eligible to enter. Giveaway ends on 6/1/14 at 5PM CST.

*The awarding of the Giveaway prize is the responsibility of GameTruck

ENDED: SOL REPUBLIC Master Tracks are perfect for Father’s Day (+ Giveaway)

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SOL REPUBLIC headphones are the perfect Father’s day give for dads across the globe. There are several different styles and models and I promise dad won’t be disappointed! They carry different styles that are perfect for dads fitness, sports, or leisure. Here are a few of the options:

SOL REPUBLIC Relays

Relays are the only headphones that keep up with a busy parent on the go. The patented design allows for a diverse in-ear with amazing sound that keeps up from work to soccer practice to the morning commute to the afternoon work out. The newest headphone in the SOL REPUBLIC family, this one is guaranteed to keep up with an active parent.

SOL REPUBLIC Master Tracks

Sometimes we all just need a moment of silence. Master Tracks provide noise isolation and amazing lightweight comfort, perfect for the mom or dad who travels often or who loves that special moment each day where he/she can curl up on the couch with their iPad and a favorite tv show during a brief moment of relaxation. (This is the pair my hubby is getting for Father’s day!)

SOL REPUBLIC Jax

Jax pack a ton of sound in a super small encasing. This are a best seller. Jax are perfect for the no-fuss every day life of ALL dads and will blow the sound of the sub-par free earbuds out of the water.

Now that you have read about a few different styles…and don’t forget my favorite that SOL REPUBLIC TRACKS AIR. Grab yours for Dad now so that they will be in on time or you can also enter my giveaway and try to WIN some!

GIVEAWAY:

I’ve partnered with SOL REPUBLIC to give away a pair of SOL REPUBLIC Master Tracks! I can’t begin to tell you how AWESOME these headphones are! You will LOVE them! Go read more reviews on Amazon! Enter by leaving a comment on this blog post. You can get additional entries for each social share that you do (just make sure to leave a link to your share in the comments!) Giveaway ends on June 1st at 5PM CST.