Giveaway: $100 Amazon Gift Card {courtesy of Kid’s Academy}

Disclaimer: Darlin’ Deals was compensated to promote this contest. However, I was not persuaded to write a positive review.

Darlin’ Deals is proud to promote a Kid’s Academy App Contest!

Kid’s Academy is all about helping children learn verbal, writing and math skills in an easy and fun manner. Apps such as 123 Tracing and Bingo ABC have been top-50 educational apps in the App Store, and Kid’s Academy has also brought the well-known stories and nursery rhymes The Three Little Pigs and Five Little Monkeys to life with interactive apps. The simple interfaces of the apps allow children to take the reins and play on their own, but the sing-a-longs and other activities are perfect for parent or teacher engagement, as well. Research has shown that singing along with nursery rhymes has cognitive and physical benefits for children. Not only are children learning new words and the context in which to use them, but strengthening tongue and mouth muscles at an early age will help with pronunciation skills.

Kids Academy is also hosting an awesome giveaway! Just download their FREE app and write a review in the iTunes App Store.

At the end of August, Kids Academy will choose 2 lucky winners who will each receive a $100 Amazon gift card!

CONTEST RULES:

1. Download the FREE app located here!

2. Write a short honest review on the iTunes App Store. If you have already reviewed this app, simply update your review and you will be entered!

Good Luck Darlins :)

This giveaway is in no way affiliated or sponsored by Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. Darlin’ Deals is not responsible for product shipment.

Tide Laundry Detergent just $1.50 at Safeway Stores {Vons & Pavilions}

On Friday, August 1st, you can get Tide Laundry Detergent as low as $1.50 at Safeway stores (Vons & Pavilions in Southern California)!

Here’s the details:

Tide Detergent 46-50oz liquid will be $5 on Friday (limit 1)
Use the $2/1 Tide Detergent in-ad Safeway store coupon AND use the $1.50 off ONE Tide Detergent printable coupon
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Darlin’ Deals Dinner ~ Lemon Parmesan Baked Cauliflower!

Its been awhile since I’ve shared a meal idea with my Darlins, mainly because I have a newborn so being creative in the kitchen is not possible for me lately 😉

However, I recently was invited to Stone Fire’s Media Dinner to taste some new menu items (keep an eye out for my upcoming review) and one of my favorites was the Roasted Cauliflower so I was inspired to try cooking it myself!

*Re-pin this recipe on Pinterest to save for later.

So long story short, here’s how I made this tasty dish..

You’ll need:

  • Head of Cauliflower
  • Butter
  • Parmesan
  • Lemon
  • Shredded Cheese

Directions:

Preheat oven to 475. Wash cauliflower and cut it into small sections. Lay cauliflower pieces in a glass baking dish in a single layer. Squeeze 1/2 lemon over cauliflower. Get 2-3 tablespoons of butter in a microwaveable dish and sprinkle shredded cheese over butter and sprinkle parmesan on top. Once its warmed up squeeze 1/2 lemon over mixture. Microwave butter mixture for 15 seconds. Pour mixture over cauliflower. Bake for 15-20 minutes.

Cauliflower should be soft but not mushy that’s how you know its fully cooked.

** The next time I make this I will cut each of the cauliflower pieces in half so that it cooks a little better, but it was still very tasty this way.

 

 

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Darlin’ Deals Review & Giveaway ~ Fairhaven Health Nursing products!

Disclaimer: I received complimentary Fairhaven Health nursing products to review. I was not persuaded to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

If you have ever been a breastfeeding mother you know just how precious your milk is. Every drop of that liquid gold should carefully stored for bottle feedings when its necessary for you to be away from your child. Sometimes you are so busy caring for and feeding your baby that it becomes difficult to find time to pump milk for storage. Furthermore, its crucial to store breastmilk in a way that will keep it fresh for future use and organized so you ensure your baby gets milk that hasn’t expired.

Fairhaven Health keeps both of these issues in mind by carrying a line of products called Milkies. I was sent 2 Milkies products to use in conjuction with nursing my daughter – the Freeze breastmilk storage system and the Milk-Saver. This was my first experience with these products and I was eager to see how they worked.

The Freeze system is a plastic upright container intended to be placed in a freezer and used to organized expressed breastmilk placed in storage bags. There is a metal tray at the top to place each fresh bag on so that it freezes flat, then you slide the bag in through the top opening and it falls down to the bottom of the Freeze storage unit conveniently keeping the bags in order so that you pull out the bottom bag first which has been in the storage system the longest. This was an amazing product, when I breastfed my first child I stored my bags of breastmilk in a food storage container in the freezer and it was such a chore sorting through all of them to find the correct bag to feed my baby based on the dates written on them.

The other product I received, the Milk-Saver, was a unique product that I’d never seen or heard of in all my years of parenting. Its a soft silicone type cup that you place inside your bra while you are nursing your baby. It goes on the breast that is not being used to feed your child and it collects any milk that drips while you nurse on the opposite side. I was skeptical about this product because I wasn’t sure just how useful it would be – I thought, how much milk naturally could leak without using a pump? Well the answer is A LOT! I used this for a few days while feeding my daughter and I was surprised to easily collect over 2 ounces each day from all my feedings combined! That’s a lot of milk that would have otherwise been wasted.

I highly recommend these products if you are nursing or know anybody who is, they are both high quality products that can make your experience with breastfeeding much easier!

~~~ Now on to the Giveaway! ~~~

Fairhaven Health has generously offered to give 1 Lucky Darlin’ Deals fan these Milkies brand products!

Enter for a chance to WIN on the Rafflecopter form below. ALL entries will be verified.

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This giveaway is in no way affiliated or sponsored by Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. Darlin’ Deals is not responsible for prize shipment. Must be at least 18 years old to enter and have a US mailing address. No monetary compensation was provided to Darlin’ Deals for this giveaway, only complimentary products were sent for review purposes.

Brother brand Sewing Machine 71% OFF!

Currently this highly rated Brother brand Feature-Rich Sewing Machine is 71% OFF!!

Features 60 built-in sewing stitches, a detachable, oversized table for larger projects, a hard carry case, easy-to-view backlit LCD display, automatic needle threader, easy-to-follow threading diagrams, and adjustable sewing speed control.

Has a 4.5 out of 5 star rating from over 3,000 reviews :)

Thanks, Being fRoogal!

Darlin’ Deals Review & Giveaway ~ Cassema Photography Exclusive Photo Print!

Disclaimer: I was offered a 3-session discount photo shoot in exchange for honest reviews. I was not persuaded to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Time just slips away when you have children, in the blink of an eye babies reach their monthly milestones and then annual birthdays start rolling in faster than you can imagine. Capturing the precious early stages of your newborn’s life is so important. Of course during the first few weeks after your baby is born you want to keep them indoors away from the weather’s harsh elements and not to mention all the germs that are airborn in public settings. Cassema Photography knows how important these things are to new parents and she takes away the concern of leaving your house by coming to your home to photograph your tiny little addition! You may remember that Cassema Photography took my Maternity Photos as well and they turned out to be the best photos that our family has ever taken so I was excited to see if she could top her previous work 😉

When my daughter was 6 days old Cassie from Cassema Photography came to my home to photograph my darling little Avianna. Let me take a step back and mention how flexible Cassie was with the scheduling of the appointment. As you know babies decide to arrive whenever they want and unless you have a scheduled C-section or induction date you are waiting on the edge of your seat for your little one to decide to make their arrival. Upon discussing the newborn photos with Cassie she tentatively scheduled the photo shoot for 1 week after my due date with the complete flexibility of re-scheduling for a sooner or later date depending on my daughter’s actual birth date. Since I carried my son to full-term we assumed my daughter would make a 40 week arrival as well – and she did!

When Cassie arrived at my house she brought an assistant to help with set up of props and backgrounds and most importantly to safely and carefully hold my newborn daughter in the poses. One of the most important things when photographing a newborn is safety, they have no control of their neck and they are so wiggly. Cassie reassured me that my daughter would be held at all times and my husband and I were encouraged to be near Avianna during each photo as well.  All of the details of set-up were handled by Cassie and her assistant and I was able to comfortably nurse or rock my daughter between wardrobe and background changes. Speaking of props Cassie has talents that go beyond her photography skills, she also knits! Cassie handmade the Mermaid costume (shown in the photo above) for my daughter’s newborn photos.

Here is an example of how the assistant very delicately held my daughter’s head in position for a photo and Cassie photoshopped out the hand.

Even though the photos may display a peacefully sleeping baby there were moments in between the camera’s shutter that were filled with all the joyful things that a baby does like crying, fussing, and even peeing on the props (but as I mentioned Cassie was prepared for that to happen and had a disposable pad set down in case of accidents) but Cassie never seemed stressed out by the delays or crying which was a relief to me. In addition to being wonderful with my daughter Cassie was also very understanding of my needs as a mother recovering from child birth, the family photos were positioned with a pillow under me and done quickly so I didn’t have to sit in a posed position very long.

The entire experience was amazing and I was so pleased with the relaxing environment of having my daughter’s first photos done at home. I highly recommend Cassema Photography for your newborn’s first photos, or for any occasion or event that you need photographed.

~~~~~~ Now on to the Giveaway ~~~~~~

Cassema Photography is offering 1 lucky Darlin’ Deals fan a one-of-a-kind  autographed Cassema Photography exclusive 9×12 mounted print of the flower (shown below) mounted and ready for hanging. *The Cassema Photography watermark will be removed from the photo before it is sent to the winner.

BONUS: If you happen to be local to the Santa Clarita Valley or North San Diego area Cassema Photography is offering 15% off their regular priced photo services to anybody that mentions Darlin’ Deals when booking.

Enter for a chance to WIN on Rafflecopter form below. ALL entries will be verified.

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This giveaway is in no way affiliated or sponsored by Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. Must be at least 18 years old to enter and have a US mailing address. Winner will have 24 hours to claim prize once announced. Darlin’ Deals is not responsible for prize shipment. No monetary compensation was provided to Darlin’ Deals for this giveaway, only complimentary products were sent for review purposes. Giveaway is opened to US Residents. Darlin’ Deals is not responsible for product shipment.

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+ tons of other Frozen clothing available here.

*Remember Amazon pricing can change at anytime, order now while the prices are low!

 

Darlin’ Deals Sponsored Review: Urbini Omni 3-in-1 Travel System!

Disclaimer: I participated in a Blog Blast on behalf of Mom Central for Urbini. I received information from Urbini to facilitate my post as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

Shopping for the perfect stroller can be a challenge, there are so many features that you have to consider. Personally I like the Travel System style strollers because you don’t have to worry about car seat and stroller compatibility.

Urbini must realize that this is a popular option because they have an amazing stroller/car seat combo called the Omni 3-in-1 Travel System. It offers numerous seating options beyond the car seat connecting to the stroller base. The Omni also has a bassinet option and reversible toddler seat so the child can face out or be turned in to face the person pushing the stroller.

The Omni is sold at Walmart both online and in stores. Not only does it have excellent customer reviews but it also has an equally amazing price of just $199!

Urbini also has some other great strollers available:

  • The Hummingbird – the world’s lightest full-featured stroller
  • The Touri that also includes a Petal Infant Car Seat

You can find out more about all the products that Urbini offers by checking out their website or visiting their Facebook page, Pinterest page, Twitter, or Instagram.

Product photo courtesy of Walmart.com