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Friday, May 31, 2013

{Friday Sneak Peek} Disney's Planes Trailer 2


From above the world of “Cars” comes “Disney’s Planes,” an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure featuring Dusty (voice of Dane Cook), a plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. But Dusty’s not exactly built for racing—and he happens to be afraid of heights. So he turns to a seasoned naval aviator who helps Dusty qualify to take on the defending champ of the race circuit. Dusty’s courage is put to the ultimate test as he aims to reach heights he never dreamed possible, giving a spellbound world the inspiration to soar.


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Disney’s PLANES releases in theaters everywhere 
on August 9th!




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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Vlogging Mommies - Thoughts On My Graduation

It's Thursday let's talk about YOUR graduation! Did you earn a recent certification or advance your education? What did it feel like to graduate high school or college? When was the moment you felt the hard work was all worth it? 

In the comments below, share with us your thoughts!


Next Thursday let's talk about plans for the Summer! Are you traveling? Taking a family vacation  What is on your Summer  check off list? Share with us how you plan on having fun in the sun, as we count down the days till Summer!


 Join us next week, for more fun!
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Check It out: Monsters University - "First Morning"

Do you recall the first time you woke up at college? Did you secretly miss home? Did you find out that your roommate sleep walks or has a strange morning routine? Just imagine if you were a Monster, at Monster University!?! Add a few extra limbs, talents, or freaky colors...and just imagine what your roommate might look like in the morning! I am so excited to share this new clip with you, as we count down to June 21st! Enjoy!



Ever since college-bound Mike Wazowski (voice of Billy Crystal) was a little monster, he has dreamed of being a Scarer-and he knows better than anyone that the best Scarers come from Monsters University (MU). But during his first semester at MU, Mike's plans are derailed when he crosses paths with hotshot James P. Sullivan, "Sulley" (voice of John Goodman), a natural-born Scarer The pair's out-of-control competitive spirit gets them both kicked out of the University's elite Scare Program. To make matters worse, they realize they will have to work together, along with an odd bunch of misfit monsters, if they ever hope to make things right. 
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MONSTERS UNIVERSITY releases in theaters on 
June 21st!
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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

{Giveaway Closed} Barely There CustomFlex Fit® Mix & Match Prize Pack!

Congratulations to Linda R. who was randomly selected as the winner! 
Thank you to all who entered!

As we countdown to summer, I am so excited to host a giveaway on behalf of Barely There®! Have you given much thought to the warmer weather and level of comfort, you might need as you head outdoors? There are so many CustomFlex Fit®  options, colors, and styles available this season, and I am so excited to share them with you!

On a recent shopping trip to Kohl's, I wanted to look for new summer colors and patterns, and was delighted to see so many to choose from! There are new animal prints and bright colors, to add a splash of color to your summer wardrobe! Adding new colors each season, can add a little pep to your step! Even better, I found that the Barely There® CustomFlex Fit® panties were on sale! I bought 6 pairs, in fun flirty colors, and styles. Let's face it, different clothes call for certain cuts and styles, but I never have to worry about panty lines! Just one of the many reasons I love Barely There®.

One of my goals this year was to go walking with my boys, and get outside as often as possible. As I am getting older, I have found that I need some support, if I am going to any kind of exercise  including walking or hiking. I love the freedom of movement and the support I get from the CustomFlex Fit® Reversible Pullover. Ladies, we are talking abut real support here, without an underwire! This is unheard of for me, as I am so top heavy! I honestly stopped a woman who was, browsing in the sports bra section, and told her how amazing this bra really is! After we chatted for a awhile, she wanted to know, "If I could still breath?" I then told her that the CustomFlex Fit® Reversible Pullover was all about comfort, and that she too would fall in love with it! She added one to her stack of goodies, and really I wish I had a way to ask her how it worked out for her?! 

I have great news, Barely There® wants to share the "Mix and Match" level of comfort with you! The prizes will be a CustomFlex Fit® Mix & Match Prize Pack which will have the following: 
  • CustomFlex Fit® Reversible Pullover (5602)
  • CustomFlex Fit® Bikini (2355)
  • CustomFlex Fit® Thong (2556)
  • CustomFlex Fit® Hipster (2255)
Enter below, and the winner will be selected on June 4th, at midnight!


USA addresses only (No P.O. Box) Winner will be contacted by email, and product sent directly from Barely There®  once home address and phone number has been provided. Winner has 48 hours to respond, before another winner is selected.


Check out Barely There on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

*I am a Barely There® Blog Squad Member. In exchange for my time and efforts, and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Barely There® has provided me with the latest bras, panties, and shapewear. Even though I receive these samples, I always give an opinion that is 100% my own.
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Monday, May 27, 2013

{Giveaway Closed} Party In The Pits With Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam® Path of Destruction

Congratulation to Chuck N. as he was selected as the winner! 
Thank you to all who entered!
This giveaway is hosted by Feld Entertainment, on behalf of Monster Jam, see  full disclosure  at the bottom of this post. 

Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam® Path of Destructionsm 
Roars into M&T Bank Stadium 
June 8, 2013
16 of the Biggest, Baddest Monster Jam Trucks to Wreak Havoc in Baltimore, MD
 
Continuing a tradition of motor mayhem, Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam® Path of Destructionsm returns to M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD for a one day only summer event on Saturday, June 8.

Adult ticket prices start at $25 with kids at $10. Total Access Passes and Gold Circle tickets are available on a limited basis. Path of Destruction will kick off with the all-access Party in the Pit from 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., with the show beginning at 7:00 p.m.

M&T Bank, home of the 2013 Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens, is a fitting venue for the nation’s most elite Monster Jam trucks and two world champion drivers to compete. In addition to the jumps, wheelies, donuts, cyclones and freestyle action fans have come to know and love about Monster Jam, three new trucks are making their debut this summer: Zombiesm, El Diablosm, and Scooby-Doo.

The outrageous, unpredictable stunts in Path of Destruction will also include thrilling action from Grave Digger®, Max-DSM, Advance Auto Parts Grindersm, Monster Energy, Lucas Oil Crusadersm, Son-uva Digger®, Grave Digger The Legend®, Monster Muttsm, Dalmatian, El Toro Loco®, Madusa®, Iron Man™, Mohawk Warrior® and Team Hot Wheels® Firestorm®.

During the Party in the Pit fans and families have an opportunity to meet and mingle with the stars of Path of Destruction as well as take photos and get autographs from their favorite drivers. Ticket holders can purchase Pit Party passes for $10 from the M&T Bank Stadium box office or Ticketmaster.com. 


PATH OF DESTRUCTION
M&T Bank Stadium | Baltimore, MD | June 8, 2013

Ticket Prices:
Total Access Pass - $75 All Seats
Gold Circle - $35 All Seats
100 Lower Level Seats - $25 Adults / $10 Kids (ages 2 -12)
200 Mid-Level Club Seats - $25 Adults / $10 Kids (ages 2 -12)

**All tickets are $2 more on the day of show**
***Kid’s tickets are not valid on Total Access Passes or VIP seats***

Ticket Information: Tickets are available now at the M&T Bank Stadium box office, Wal-Mart, all Ticketmaster locations, online at www.ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Party in the Pits: Ticket holders can purchase Pit Party passes for $10 at the box office or on Ticketmaster.com.


Want to win a family 4 pack of tickets to the show? Enter below, and the winner will be drawn on Friday, May 31st! 
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This contest is open for residents of Baltimore and surrounding residents, 18 or older only. You must be able to get to the M&T Bank Stadium Box Office to pick up your tickets. Contest runs from now until Friday May 31, 2013 at 11:59. Winner will have 24 hours to respond. Passes will be prepared & ready for pick up at the box office, once email response has been received.


About Feld Motor Sports, Inc. Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is the world leader in specialized arena and stadium-based motor sports entertainment.  Feld Motor Sports, Inc. productions include Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, Nuclear Cowboyz®, and AMSOIL Arenacross. Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is a division of Feld Entertainment, the world’s largest producer of live family entertainment.  For more information on Feld Entertainment, visit www.feldentertainment.com 

*I am a Feld Family Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and opportunities to attend private Feld pre-Show events. Even though I receive these benefits  I always give an opinion that is 100% my own.
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Friday, May 24, 2013

{Friday Sneak Peek} The Delivery Man - November 22


An affable underachiever finds out he’s fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago. Now he must decide whether or not to come forward when 142 of them file a lawsuit to reveal his identity. 

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DELIVERY MAN releases in theaters on November 22!

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Vlogging Mommies - Thoughts On My Nephews Graduation

This Thursday it is time to celebrate the graduates in your life! Have any words of wisdom or advice, prior to them starting a new stage of life? What do you wish for them as they start a new career, high school, or college? Are you over the moon proud of them, and just want to tell them? Share with us who is graduating in your family!

In the comments below, share with us your thoughts!


Next Thursday let's talk about YOUR graduation! Did you earn a recent certification or advance your education? What did it feel like to graduate high school or college? When was the moment you felt the hard work was all worth it? 


 Join us next week, for more fun!
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Lone Ranger Exclusive Trailer


From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the film making team behind the blockbuster “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “The Lone Ranger,” a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes.  Native American warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.

“The Lone Ranger” also stars Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson and Helena Bonham Carter.


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THE LONE RANGER rides into theaters on July 3!

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Wordless Wednesday - Then He Turned Six

Happy Sixth Birthday Michael!



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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

{Book Review} The BIG BAD WOLF Goes On Vacation


The BIG BAD WOLF is back—and funnier (but not scarier) than ever! 

A wolf deserves a vacation too! Bernard, the ferociously funny wolf and clever, cookie-munching hero of Delphine Perret's award-winning book, certainly thinks so. So when he learns that his pal Louis is vacationing by the sea with his grandpa, Bernard wants to go too. He promises not to eat any children along the way (he’s a vegetarian).

Soon they're off on a wacky road trip complete with car seats filled with cookie crumbs and lots of laughs along the way.  The trip culminates with the perfect day on the beach where the three joyfully race into the sea. 

Vacation tips from the big bad wolf:
  • Don’t eat the children (you’ll have no one to play with!)
  • Be kind to Grandma and Grandpa because they buy you ice cream
  • Always use sunblock and sunglasses on the beach (to prevent pre-mature wolf aging!)
  • Try not to get cookie crumbs on the car seat

My boys loved The Big Bad Wolf Goes On Vacation! My four year old loved the simplicity of the pictures, and my six year old loved the humor! Be prepared for laughs and silliness, as the story weaves the tale of Bernard, The Big Bad Wolf. Did you know that the Big Bad Wolf is a vegetarian and loves cookies? Follow along as Bernard goes to the beach for the first time, faces a few challenges, and learns a few things on the way! Two thumbs up from this family, as we couldn't stop laughing!

You can find The Big Bad Wolf Goes On Vacation at Barnes & Noble. Follow on Facebook or Twitter with the hash tag #BBWVacation.

*I received a copy of the book for my personal review, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
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Monday, May 20, 2013

Attacking Allergens: Spotlight on Pollen

As a Children's Claritin Mom Crew Member I received samples of product,
but was not compensated for my thoughts or personal opinions.
My oldest son has suffered from allergies, since he was two. From skin irritation to puffy eyes, we have always sought to "hide," from Spring allergies, but they always seem to find my little guy. I wanted to share the following information, from Claritin about pollen and all the fun things that come along with the Spring fresh air. Wishing each of you relief, and crossing my fingers that your little ones have a mild allergy season, as we count down to Summer.

Attacking Allergens: Spotlight on Pollen

Just like personalities and preferences, sensitivity to allergens tend to differ from child to child. Since the moms in our group have kids that may react to different types of allergens, we're continuing with our series on some of the most common culprits. Let's take a closer look at the allergen that's most synonymous with Spring- pollen- with this excerpt from Airborne Allergens: Something in the Air by NIAID Health Info.

Pollen Allergy
Each spring, summer, and fall, tiny pollen grains are released from trees, weeds, and grasses. These grains hitch rides on currents of air. Although the mission of pollen is to fertilize parts of other plants, many never reach their targets. Instead, pollen enters human noses and throats, triggering a type of seasonal allergic rhinitis called pollen allergy. Many people know this as hay fever.

Of all the things that can cause an allergy, pollen is one of the most common.

What is Pollen?
Plants produce tiny—too tiny to see with the naked eye—round or oval pollen grains to reproduce. In some species, the plant uses the pollen from its own flowers to fertilize itself. Other types must be cross-pollinated. Cross-pollination means that for fertilization to take place and seeds to form, pollen must be transferred from the flower of one plant to that of another of the same species. Insects do this job for certain flowering plants, while other plants rely on wind for transport.

The types of pollen that most commonly cause allergic reactions are produced by the plain-looking plants (trees, grasses, and weeds) that do not have showy flowers. These plants make small, light, dry pollen grains that are custom-made for wind transport.

The type of allergens in the pollen is the main factor that determines whether the pollen is likely to cause hay fever. For example, pine tree pollen is produced in large amounts by a common tree, which would make it a good candidate for causing allergy. It is, however, a relatively rare cause of allergy because the type of allergens in pine pollen appear to make it less allergenic. Among North American plants, weeds are the most prolific producers of allergenic pollen. Ragweed is the major culprit, but other important sources are sagebrush, redroot, pigweed, lamb's quarters, Russian thistle (tumbleweed), and English plantain.

Spring Cleaning Checklist
Allergies aren't the only thing we're attacking this season- clutter is high on our list! In addition to the usual suggestions, we've added in some spring cleaning suggestions that can help families of allergy sufferers. Click here to download our "Free to Be Fresh, 24 Cleaning Tips for Allergy Sufferers" Cheat Sheet!

*As a Children's Claritin Mom Crew Member I received samples of product, but was not compensated for my thoughts or personal opinions.

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Friday, May 17, 2013

{Friday Sneak Peek} Disney's Planes Takes Flight


From above the world of “Cars” comes “Disney’s Planes,” an action-packed 3D animated comedy adventure featuring Dusty (voice of Dane Cook), a plane with dreams of competing as a high-flying air racer. But Dusty’s not exactly built for racing—and he happens to be afraid of heights. So he turns to a seasoned naval aviator who helps Dusty qualify to take on the defending champ of the race circuit. Dusty’s courage is put to the ultimate test as he aims to reach heights he never dreamed possible, giving a spellbound world the inspiration to soar. 

“Disney’s Planes” takes off in theaters on Aug. 9, 2013.



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Thursday, May 16, 2013

{Baltimore, MD} Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam® Path of Destruction - June 8th


Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam® Path of DestructionSM Roars into M&T Bank Stadium 
June 8, 2013
16 of the Biggest, Baddest Monster Jam Trucks to Wreak Havoc in Baltimore, MD
 
Continuing a tradition of motor mayhem, Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam® Path of DestructionSM returns to M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD for a one day only summer event on Saturday, June 8.

Adult ticket prices start at $25 with kids at $10. Total Access Passes and Gold Circle tickets are available on a limited basis. Path of Destruction will kick off with the all-access Party in the Pit from 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., with the show beginning at 7:00 p.m.

M&T Bank, home of the 2013 Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens, is a fitting venue for the nation’s most elite Monster Jam trucks and two world champion drivers to compete. In addition to the jumps, wheelies, donuts, cyclones and freestyle action fans have come to know and love about Monster Jam, three new trucks are making their debut this summer: Zombie
SM, El DiabloSM, and Scooby-Doo.

The outrageous, unpredictable stunts in Path of Destruction will also include thrilling action from Grave Digger®, Max-DSM, Advance Auto Parts Grinder SM, Monster Energy, Lucas Oil Crusader SM, Son-uva Digger®, Grave Digger The Legend®, Monster Mutt SM, Dalmatian, El Toro Loco®, Madusa®, Iron Man™, Mohawk Warrior® and Team Hot Wheels® Firestorm®.

During the Party in the Pit fans and families have an opportunity to meet and mingle with the stars of Path of Destruction as well as take photos and get autographs from their favorite drivers. Ticket holders can purchase Pit Party passes for $10 from the M&T Bank Stadium box office or Ticketmaster.com. 


PATH OF DESTRUCTION
M&T Bank Stadium | Baltimore, MD | June 8, 2013

Ticket Prices:
Total Access Pass - $75 All Seats
Gold Circle - $35 All Seats
100 Lower Level Seats - $25 Adults / $10 Kids (ages 2 -12)
200 Mid-Level Club Seats - $25 Adults / $10 Kids (ages 2 -12)

**All tickets are $2 more on the day of show**
***Kid’s tickets are not valid on Total Access Passes or VIP seats***

Ticket Information: Tickets are available now at the M&T Bank Stadium box office, Wal-Mart, all Ticketmaster locations, online at www.ticketmaster.com
, or by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Party in the Pits: Ticket holders can purchase Pit Party passes for $10 at the box office or on Ticketmaster.com.

About Feld Motor Sports, Inc. Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is the world leader in specialized arena and stadium-based motor sports entertainment.  Feld Motor Sports, Inc. productions include Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, Nuclear Cowboyz®, and AMSOIL Arenacross. Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is a division of Feld Entertainment, the world’s largest producer of live family entertainment.  For more information on Feld Entertainment, visit www.feldentertainment.com 

*I am a Feld Family Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and opportunities to attend private Feld pre-Show events. Even though I receive these benefits  I always give an opinion that is 100% my own.
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Vlogging Mommies - Birthday List


Happy Thursday, let's talk about your "Birthday List?" Is there something you would like to try or something you would like to do in the next year before you turn another year older? What wild and crazy things would you like to cross of your list? Is there anything new you want to try?

In the comments below, share with us your thoughts!



Next Thursday it is time to celebrate the graduates in your life! Have any words of wisdom or advice, prior to them starting a new stage of life? What do you wish for them as they start a new career, high school, or college? Are you over the moon proud of them, and just want to tell them? Share with us who is graduating in your family!


 Join us next week, for more fun!
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Monsters University - Mike and Sulley in New "got milk?" Ad!

The newest Milk Mustache ad features Mike and Sulley from their days as MU coeds sporting the iconic Milk Mustache!


MIKE WAZOWSKI
Mike Wazowski’s lifelong dream is to become a Scarer at Monsters, Inc.—and he’s sure he knows just how to do it. Ever since he was a young monster, Mike’s had his eye on Monsters University, home of the world’s top Scare Program. Now a freshman and hopeful Scare student, he’s well versed in the rich history, theory and technique required to reach his goal, and the little green one-eyed monster has more confidence, enthusiasm, determination and heart than all of his classmates combined.
Mike is so determined to succeed at Monster’s University, he’s even got breakfast down to a science: one bowl of Scary O’s with milk.
JAMES P. SULLIVAN—“SULLEY”
When it comes to Scaring, Sulley’s a natural—his abundant size, fierce roar and family legacy of a long line of high-achieving Scarers make him a shoo-in for the esteemed Scare Program at Monsters University. But from the moment the overly confident monster steps his big furry feet on campus, it’s clear he’d rather crack jokes than books—and he learns the hard way that his unfettered talent and family ties can only get him so far.
Even a natural-born scarer like Sulley needs to fuel up with a good breakfast for active, successful days of Scaring.  For him, there’s nothing like haunted hash browns and an ice-cold glass of milk to get the Scaring started.
Check out The Breakfast Project on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and PinterestYou can visit their website at TheBreakfastProject.com


“Like” MONSTERS UNIVERSITY on Facebook 
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Visit the website: http://www.Disney.com/MonstersU

MONSTERS UNIVERSITY releases in theaters on June 21st!
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Wordless Wednesday - Brothers in the Sun



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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

{Review} Kidecals Will Last All Summer Long


Are you sending your child to summer camp or day camp? Is their supply list a mile long, and they are asking you to label everything you send with your child? What about the kid that loses everything, and is always looking in the lost and found box? I have great news, and a special offer! Kidecals, are so cool, they were even featured on the Today Show! It's obvious Kidecals is founded by a mother of two boys, because not only are Kidecals designs amazingly cute er - "cool" for boys, they are super duper durable for all the stuff you will need to label for camp.

Kidecals are dishwasher, washing machine AND dryer safe, and they don't damage surfaces. Meaning they will not come off your child's items! Have you used a sharpie to label stuff and it eventually washes away? Kidecals waterproof name labels are insanely durable and can stick to just about anything; from clothes to water bottles, even pool toys, and stay put through wash after wash after wash. 





Having a summer party or barbecue? Kidecals fun Partystache stickers, can be to use as drink markers, and the Mustache Chalkboard Stickers are a sassy way to label or organize anything in your pantry or craft room. (They're also fun for labeling foods or drinks at a potluck or party!)

Chalkboard labels are the easiest way to get organized fast without having to create new printed labels from scratch.  Kidecals makes the prettiest designs, and their chalkboard labels are super durable and can even go through the dishwasher! 


Have a small child in daycare? Then you know how important it is to label EVERYTHING. Kidecals daycare labels are not just super cute, they're dishwasher, washing machine and dryer safe, and stay put on anything from clothing, to baby's favorite lovey to sippy and snack cups.

My Readers Save 15% off Kidecals the most durable waterproof labels on the market use promo code: bestlabels 

*I received samples on behalf of Kidecals and US Family Guide, all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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