Darlin’ Deals Review ~ Picture It On Canvas {+ EXCLUSIVE Promo Code!}

Picture Canvas Review

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary canvas photo print in exchange for my honest review. I was not persuaded to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own unless otherwise noted.

As part of my continued DIY home projects and decorating that I’ve been doing since we moved into our new house over the Summer, I created a photo collage of my kiddos to put up in their playroom. I had the photos printed on metal through a company called Picture It On Canvas, you can see the finished collage below :)

PIOC Playroom

After seeing how nice this wall collage turned out with the metal pix that I ordered I was officially hooked on using this website for unique material photo prints! Shortly after I completed this project I was offered an opportunity to review another item from their line of photo products – canvas prints. I decided to use a photo of my husband and I enjoying a rare date night aboard our recent cruise (canvas print shown in image at the top of this review post).

I went with the 12×8 size as it seemed like the perfect dimensions for this image. To ensure that the quality of the image would not be compromised Picture It On Canvas’ website offers a wonderful feature called the ‘Print Quality Meter’ that will notify you if the dimensions and/or image you choose are adequate for printing a high-resolution image.

Print Quality

Within a few days of placing my order there was a well packaged box waiting on my doorstep. Upon opening it I was thrilled to see the canvas print had arrived and it exceeded my expectations! The high quality material used for the canvas wrap print was impressive. I was very pleased with the vibrance of the photos’ colors. The canvas print was stretched perfectly around the wood frame and the photo was wrapped so all 4 sides display the continuation of outer parts of the image. It was easy to mount on my wall with a simple nail since it is surprisingly light weight for being a canvas material.

I would highly suggest using Picture It On Canvas for your photo prints on a variety of mediums that suit any décor. They also offer monogram and personalized gift products that you can check out here.

Picture It On Canvas has generously offered a Promo Code for Darlin’ Deals fans to use on their website ~ Use code DARLINDEALS60 in the ‘Coupon’ section at checkout to receive 60% off site wide! 

Promo code expires 12/31/15 and is subject to Picture It On Canvas’ terms of use.

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Party City: 40% OFF coupon! {Halloween}

Party City coupon

Today only (September 24th) Party City is offering a 40% off  coupon! This is a great way to save money on a Halloween costume :)

Note: Coupon excludes sale items. See coupon for details and restrictions.

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Darlin’ Deals Review ~ Baby K’Tan Diaper Bag! {+ FREE Shipping Promo Code}

Baby Ktan Review DiaperbagDisclaimer: I received a complimentary BABY K’TAN Smart Gear diaper bag in exchange for my honest review. I was not persuaded to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own unless otherwise noted.

Women generally have something they are obsessed with collecting; be it shoes, clothing, makeup, or purses. In my pre-Mommy days I used to drool over handbags so it only seemed fitting for my purse infatuation to develop into a passion for diaper bags. For most mommas lugging a bulky diaper bag around is a chore. Many count down the days until their little ones are potty trained just so they can rid themselves of these baby bags. However, for me this was never the case. Oddly enough I was actually sad when my son outgrew the diaper bag stage a few years ago, but lucky for me I have baby #2 now and I was able to start carrying my beloved diaper bags again 😉

One way to make carrying a diaper bag less of a hassle is to own a variety of them in different sizes. That way depending on what type of outing you’ll be taking baby on you can use the one that suits your packing needs. Another thing to consider is that owning a stylish diaper bag makes it seem less like you’re carrying a suitcase full of baby’s necessities yet more like you’re taking baby out and bringing along an oversized fashionable shoulder bag.

Recently one of my favorite companies, BABY K’TAN, has expanded their line beyond fabric wrap-style baby carriers by introducing the Smart Gear diaper bag! I was offered the opportunity to review their latest product and upon receiving it I was thrilled to see that it fit my desire to own fashionable diaper bags with a chic look and design.

The Smart Gear bag has a modern chevron print on the outside in a gender neutral color scheme that suits mommies of baby boys & girls (not to mention that dad won’t mind carrying it either!). A unique feature that sets this bag apart from other diaper bags is its FDA food-grade lining that prevents bacterial growth inside the bag. The lining of the bag is made of anti-microbial nylon that’s perfect for cloth diapering mommas! Another great feature of the bag is the multitude of outside pockets. I love bags with outside pockets so you can quickly and easily grab common things without needing to root around inside the bag.

Strictly from a personal preference stand point I prefer diaper bags with a ‘glazed’ wipeable exterior, where as this bag is a canvas type outer material. Having a wipeable exterior on diaper bags is a preference of mine because it allows me to use the bag anywhere without fear of staining the beautiful outer part of the diaper bag. However, I was very pleased to discover that this bag is machine washable so that would allow for any minor stains to be cleaned up by simply tossing it in the washer. They do suggest that you line dry it so make sure if you wash it you allow time for it to air dry before your next outing with baby.

From BABY K’TAN website:

  • Outside zippered pocket and two inner pockets lined with anti-microbial, water-resistant, odor-resistant, FDA food-grade lining to prevent germ growth and contain smell
  • Store wet or dry items
  • Perfect for cloth diapering, potty training, or any mom/baby essential
  • 12 storage compartments, an adjustable shoulder strap, and stroller straps included
  • BPA-Free, PVC-Free, polyurethane laminate waterproof interior lining, 100% cotton exterior
  • Machine wash cold, line dry

BABY K’TAN has generously offered an EXCLUSIVE Promo Code for Darlin’ Deals fans to use on their website ~ Use code DARLINDEALS at checkout to receive FREE Shipping on the Smart Gear diaper bag! Promo code expires on October 16, 2015 and is subject to BABY K’TAN terms of use.

Baby Ktan promo code

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Amazon Fire Tablets just $49!

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Amazon just announced that they are releasing a new line of Fire Tablets starting at just $49! You can pre-order yours now at this super low price and it will ship out after its release to the public on September 30th.

These would make great Christmas gifts especially for school age children since they are much more affordable than other tablets!

  • All-new Amazon Underground, a one-of-a-kind app store experience where over $10,000 in apps, games and even in-app items are actually free – including extra lives, unlocked levels, unlimited add-on packs and more
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Darlin’ Deals Dinner ~ Cheesy Cauliflower!

Cauliflower Dinner

I’ve recently fallen in love with substituting cauliflower in recipes instead of using potatoes or meats. I was invited to a StoneFire VIP Media Dinner last year and it was there that I discovered that cauliflower is much more than a cold veggie served with a side of ranch. So I definitely owe StoneFire credit for showing me how delicious cauliflower is as a main dish!

Tonight I tried out a cheesy cauliflower meal that is a great veggie substitute for the beloved carb-filled favorite Mac & Cheese.

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Here’s what you will need:

  • Large Cauliflower
  • Butter
  • Cream Cheese
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Seasoning of your choice (I went with Mrs. Dash Garlic & Herb because its sodium free)

Directions:

  1. Fill a sauce pan with about 3-4 inches of water and bring to a boil.
  2. Chop the cauliflower head into bite size pieces.
  3. Once water is boiling place all the cauliflower pieces in and cook about 10 minutes, or until they are tender when poked with a fork.
  4. Drain the cauliflower and while its still in the colander place 2 tbsp. of butter and 1/2 cup of cream cheese in a pan.
  5. Turn the heat to medium to melt the butter/cream cheese mixture.
  6. Sprinkle in shredded cheese (as much as you like, but I used about 1/2 cup)
  7. Season lightly with seasoning of your choice
  8. Toss the cauliflower back in the pan and mix until covered in the cheesy goodness.
  9. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top and serve

 Enjoy! :)

Darlin’ Deals Review & Giveaway ~ Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom!

Monkey Kingdom

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary advanced copy of Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom on DVD & Blu-Ray in exchange for my honest review. I was not persuaded to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own unless otherwise noted.

If you’re an animal lover you’ll be excited to know that the latest film in the Disneynature series, Monkey Kingdom, is now available on Blu-Ray & DVD Combo Pack!

Runtime for this documentary is just 81 minutes and it is rated G so the whole family can enjoy this wholesome documentary that gives a glimpse into the lives of monkeys in the jungles of South Asia. You’ll quickly fall in love with Maya, a rather clever little monkey, and her sweet monkey family. With narration by Tina Fey throughout the movie you and your little ones can learn about the habits of these adorable monkeys who live amongst ancient ruins deep in the jungle.

My son is 5 years old and he was mesmerized as he watched the monkey’s interact with each other and go about their daily life in their natural habitat. I highly recommend this movie for kids and adults alike!

You can purchase this movie here and as part of a Conservation Program with every Blu-Ray Combo Pack sold during the first week of sales Disneynature will donate to help protect endangered species in their natural habitat.

From Disneynature Studios:

Disneynature, the studio that brought you Chimpanzee and Bears, comes MONKEY KINGDOM, a spectacular tale set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya, a clever and resourceful monkey, and her family will make you laugh and warm your heart as she realizes her dreams for her son’s future. Narrated by Tina Fey, own this breathtaking feature film on Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) & Blu-ray Combo Pack on September 15. Enjoy this must-own film and Disneynature will donate a portion of first-week sales to Conservation International to help protect endangered species in their natural habitats.

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

To celebrate the release of Disney’s Monkey Kingdom on Blu-Ray & DVD, Disney has generously offered to give 1 Lucky Darlin’ Deals fan a Monkey Kingdom Blu-Ray + DVD Combo Pack!

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Darlin’ Deals Review ~ Disney’s Cinderella {2015} on DVD + Blu-Ray!

Cinderella DVD

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary advanced copy of Cinderella on DVD & Blu-Ray in exchange for my honest review. I was not persuaded to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Ever since I was a little girl I aspired to be a Princess, not just any princess.. a Disney Princess! I would dance around pretending to be Sleeping Beauty and twirl my skirt imagining I was Cinderella dancing at the Ball. The desire to be a princess is common among little girls, but unlike that childhood fantasy that most grow out of I still remain enchanted by those fairy tales.

When I heard the rumors of a modern remake of the classic tale of Cinderella I was so eager to see it! However I never got to see the film in theatres when it released in March of 2015. I patiently awaited its release onto DVD and as luck had it that I was offered a complimentary early release of this film!

This enchanting movie follows the storyline from Disney’s 1950 version of this fairytale about a young girl treated as a servant in her own home. Cinderella (or as she’s called in this remake Ella) lives with her stepmother, played by Cate Blanchett, and her 2 stepsisters after the passing of her father. On the topic of her name being Ella, I was thrilled to discover the reason behind her unique moniker of Cinderella in this film, which is something left out of the animated version.

Due to financial struggles (and much jealousy) after the passing of her late husband, the wicked stepmother takes out her frustrations on her non-biological daughter, Ella.

Of course Ella’s plight in life is not to continue on with housework until she’s old and gray, she captures the interest of the Prince early on in the tale. As any good Disney movie plot goes the Happily Ever After doesn’t come easy. Ella’s stepmother tries to thwart the efforts of the Prince in reuniting with the woman who captured his heart at the Ball. As in the original tale all the Prince has as a memory of this beautiful woman he danced with is the glass slipper she left behind.

Following along the beloved storyline that many of us grew to love as children from Disney’s cartoon adaptation of this tale this movie brings with it all the elements found in the animated classic, save the over saturation of musical numbers from the 50’s film.

I highly recommend purchasing this movie to enjoy over and over again, it is currently available for Pre-Order here (with a Lowest Price Guarantee!) and releases to the public for sale on Tuesday September 15th. One of the fun bonus features included with this film is the Disney short Frozen Fever.

Cast and Movie Details: Starring Cate Blanchett as Stepmother (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”), Lily James as Cinderella (TV’s “Downton Abbey”), Richard Madden (TV’s “Game of Thrones”) as Prince, Stellan Skarsgård (Marvel’s: “The Avengers,” “Thor”) as Grand Duke, Holliday Grainger (“Jane Eyre”) as Anastasia, Derek Jacobi (“The King’s Speech,” “Underworld: Evolution”) as King, and Helena Bonham Carter as Fairy Godmother (“Alice in Wonderland,” “The King’s Speech”), and directed by Kenneth Branagh (“Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit,” “Thor”), “Cinderella” debuts on Disney Blu-ray® Combo Pack, Disney Movies Anywhere, and Digital HD September 15, 2015

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Darlin’ Deals Review ~ BabyBjorn’s Travel Crib!

Bjorn

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary BABYBJORN Travel Light Crib in exchange for my honest review. I was not persuaded to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

If you’ve ever vacationed with a baby you know that you basically need to pack up the entire nursery to bring along with you to the hotel. Unfortunately while diapers, wipes, toys, and blankets are all portable a baby’s crib is not. Of course there are the bulky playpen options for portable sleeping.. however after a few back-breaking vacations carrying a pack-n-play style crib to the hotel room I began to dread our family’s upcoming cruise that would require tons of luggage for our family of 4 in addition to a playpen.

Just in time for our cruise I was offered the opportunity to review the BABYBJORN Travel Crib Light! Just having the word ‘light’ in the title of the product made me jump for joy at the thought of my load being lightened for our upcoming travels. As soon as it arrived I thought there must be a mistake and something must be missing as I picked up the Travel Crib, why did my arm not quiver at the task of lifting a portable crib?! I was pleased to discover upon unzipping the carrying case that all the parts were there and this compact crib truly lived up to its descriptive name of being light. Plus look how small the Travel Crib becomes once its in the carrying case (shown in photo above with my daughter’s full size crib as a comparison).

Travel Crib Bjorn

My favorite features of this crib include the firm yet comfortable mattress for your baby to sleep on safely while away from home. As I mentioned above, this compact crib weighs a mere 11 lbs and folds into a sleek rectangular shape that fits inside a handy zippered carrying case. Finally the other feature that I enjoyed about using this Travel Crib on vacation was its compact size, it fit perfectly in the relatively small room that cruise ships offer without taking up valuable space to walk around the room.

From BABYBJORN’s website:

219 out of 232 (94%) recommend this product

  • Simple to set up and fold up
  • Easy to take with you
  • Soft and comfy mattress
  • Removable and washable travel crib material
  • Can be used for babies and children aged 0–3 years

This amazing Travel Crib can be purchased at a variety of baby stores including online directly from Amazon!

For detailed product info on the Travel Crib Light visit its product page on BABYBJORN’s website.

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