Sunday, June 30, 2013

Tea Collection Sale on Sale Items!

Fabulous sale alert! Starting today, June 30th through Sunday, July 7thTea Collection is offering an additional 40% off sale items with promo code SAVE40. Stock up on comfortable and durable clothes for the new school year or the next family vacation. Don't miss your chance to take advantage of this amazing sale from Tea Collection! Happy Shopping! 

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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Super Sunday Sync #42

Welcome to Super Sunday Sync #42!
Let's get over 100 this week!  We can do it, with YOUR help.  Spread the love!  Share on G+, Facebook and Twitter :)  StumbleUpon us, Instagram something about get the point, right ;)

Rules for the "Super-est" hop ever:
1)  Link up a family-friendly post (or your homepage if it will always be decent, please not to another hop) that you think is SUPER!
2) Follow your hosts {Dawn and Kera} and our GUEST HOSTS {Eclectic Red Barn and Thursday's Child, Friday's Thoughts}, the first 4 links, via RSS and/or Bloglovin'.  We also appreciate (and return) any Facebook Likes, NetworkedBlog, and Twitter Followers.  Be sure to leave a comment telling us how you follow, we'll follow you back!
3)  Visit and follow the blog before you, and a few others {the more, the merrier}.  We're all looking to have more followers, that's why we're hopping, right?  Remember to leave a comment and we'll follow you back.
4)  Grab a button and put it somewhere people will see.
Super Sunday Sync

If you are interested in Guest-hosting the SSS, please 

Don't forget to Tweet!  

We still have openings coming up for August {and beyond}, so if you would like to Guest-Host, please use the button ABOVE and email us.

Join the mailing list HERE and receive notifications about the #SSShop!

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Gotta Love Gymboree

Now is the time to stock up on summer must-haves or get an early start on back to school shopping! The Gymboree $12.99 & Under Sale is in full swing and features everything on the site! Don't miss your chance to stock up on adorable outfits for the children in your life. This offer is only valid for a limited time and while supplies last, so be sure to check out Gymboree today! 

Best of all, for every $50 spent now through July 14th, Gymboree will give their customers $25 in Gymbucks to spend on clothing later in July! The $25 Gymbucks can be redeemed for every $50 spent between 7/18-7/28. Start earning your Gymbucks today – shop now and save later! Happy Shopping!

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**Post written by Gymboree Affiliate Manager

Friday, June 28, 2013

Geeks in Heat Event

Welcome to the Geeks in Heat Event!

Oh, I bet that got your eyeballs!
“SUMMER”. It means nerds in the summer, O challenged one,
gutter brain, thou.
Big Head Bob wants to
welcome everyone to the hot, clear, shiny, azure-skied days with open arms and short sleeves! And a few
funny shirt designs, of course.
Big Head Bob, home of fun shirts and stuff for gamers, fans and nerds,
started off the summer with a bang; a new design for the Fourth of July – “Let’s Blow Something Up!
Not just for the 4th, mind, as it doesn’t really come from firecrackers. It comes from a love of the TV show
Mythbusters, in which a ‘normal’ episode often includes some kind of (large) explosion.
Said BOOM is often pushed a bit beyond the envelope of safety (for the sake
of the fans, of course). Couple sticks of dynamite, a wad o’ C4, dash of this, propane tank that… Recipe for
‘Large Bang’! Where else could you watch people trying to blow up a house with a truckload of
Good clean summer fun, although they keep saying “don’t try this at home,
you kids.”
For Big Head Bob, the first sign of ramping up for the summer came with their
Towel Day design. Summer =
beaches, tans, pools, the outdoors, sweat, water bottles – that kind of thing. So, a towel goes with all that,
and every hitchhiker in the galaxy should be so equipped.
SUMMER is officially ON, so put a smile on your face and start having FUN!
Vacation is a way of life, in your mind, all the time.
To get everyone else in happy summer mood Big Head Bob is offering 25% off
Just use the code: smartmom
Now, where did I leave my shades AND on to the giveaway!
Two lucky winners will each receive a $50 Big Head Bob eGift
Organized by: Mom Powered Media
With a special thank you to our co-host: Baby Costcutters, Mom to Bed By 8, Powered by Mom, Java John Z's, and Giveaway Booster
This giveaway is open to US residents and ends July 12, 2013 at 11:59pm

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my own and may differ from those of your own. Dawn's Disaster is not responsible for sponsor
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Thursday, June 27, 2013

FTSF~The best fourth of July

Finish the Sentence Fridays
The best 4th of July I ever had was...
...any I can spend with my extended family.  Even if it drives me nuts.  Which is strange, because it's usually my family that drives me nuts.

Anyhow.  If you're reading this post, you haven't hopped through the linky yet, because I'm not actually linked up this week!  What?!?  Stop the presses!  I linked up my Guest Post over at Krystle's blog: Life Revolves Around Them.  Tricked ya!  Krystle had the nerve to go on vacation. Bah.  Who needs those?  Oh, that's right, I'll be taking a bloggy vay-cay next week!  Anyone want to GP HERE?  Let me know!

What made the best 4th of July you've even had special?  Link it up below.
We're taking a break next week.  Enjoy the 4th!

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Five Among Friends, Week 3

Five Among Friends
This week's questions are brought to you by: Dawn from Dawn's Disaster.

1.  Who is the person that made you do the dumbest thing?  What was it?
The dumbest thing I ever did was bet my good friend about sleeping with our personal trainer.  My friend was Lanaya (not Raising Reagan Lanaya, a different one) and she thought she was all that and a double bag of chips.  So, when we joined a gym, she bet me that she could sleep with her trainer sooner than I could mine.  Ha!  I showed her.  Not only did I sleep with the guy, I married him!!  Take THAT for stupid.  Ok, so the fact that I met my husband that way wan't really stupid, but the betting was.  Especially since now that's the story I have to tell when people ask how we met.  EMBARRASSING!

2.  What was the FIRST job you ever had?
The first job I had was in a coffee shop.  That didn't last long.  First, I don't drink coffee.  Second, I don't like the smell.  Third, I didn't like my boss and he didn't like women.  Forth, I quit one day, on the spot because he made me clean the bathroom.  I was 15 and didn't realize the boss could tell me to do that.

3.  When do you relax and how do you do it?
I relax when I sleep.  Seriously, that's when I do it.

4.  Where was your most memorable date?  Who was it with?
The most memorable date I ever went on with NOT with the Hubs, sorry, honey.  It was with a guy we'll call NUMBER1.  He was my first love.  Not the first guy I dated, but the first one I really thought I was in love with.  It was Valentine's Day and he got me a crap-ton of purple roses.  Purple is my "favorite" color.  I had never seen purple roses before, and quite frankly, didn't think they existed until that day.  His dad owns a flower shop, so that's how he got them...and SO many of them.  I don't even know how many he got.  I know that it helped his dad's business, too.  He didn't carry them before then, only for special requests.  Since NUMBER1 ordered them and they needed to be kept in a fridge, they were in the shop and people kept asking for them.  NUMBER1's dad had over 100 requests for them in 2 days.  He almost sold my Valentine's Day gift!  Looking back, I'm surprised he didn't.  I know one client offered him a TON of money for them.  Anyhow, NUMBER1 made me a candlelit dinner and we watched some movie.  I have no clue what the movie was, because I'm fairly sure we had stopped watching it by the time it started.  So, that's my most memorable date, in a nutshell.

5.  Why do you blog?
I blog because it is my escape from the Beanie Babies and the Hubs.  For an hour or two a day, I get to sit at my computer and IGNORE them.  Does that make me a bad mommy?

So, I'd love for you to participate!  Leave me the link to YOUR answers in MY comments and I'll stop by.  Also, check out theses other great answers:

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

#WIN a $200 Toys R Us Gift Card

Welcome to the $200 Toys R Us Gift Card Giveaway!

Hosted by Giveaway Promote.
Sponsored by author Carole P. Roman.
Carole P. Roman takes you on a another journey, this time to Asia, landing in South Korea.
Once again, children can learn how life is like for young people on the other side of the globe. From food to famous landmarks, they will learn that's it's easy to find something in common with people in different countries.
This is the third book in the series, and we'd like to celebrate with a giveaway! One winner will receive a $200 Toys R Us Gift Card and a set of Carole P. Roman's cultural books.

The series includes:

Enter to win a $200 Toys R Us Gift Card and a copy of the "If you were me and lived in…" series

Complete the tasks below to earn entries into this giveaway.
Refer your friends using your unique link at the top of the Rafflecopter for even more chances to win.
One winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries.

Open in the United States.
Ends at 11:59pm EST on July 9th, 2013.
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Twitter Hop 2.15

Dawn’s Disaster

Welcome to the Twitter Hop!  The only "rule" here is to follow as many people on the hop as possible!  I'd love it if you would grab a button and put it on your sidebar or "where hop/party" page.  Alright, let's get this party started!  So, put your TWITTER on the first link up ( USER NAME) and your BLOGLOVIN blog on the second link up, then gain some new followers.
Dawn~from Dawn's Disaster
Lisa~from the Squishable Baby
MammaNene~from Serger Pepper
Petro~from the Seaman Mom
Adriana~from Dog Hair is an Accessory

Don't forget to share and Tweet about this link up!

If you are interested in Co-Hosting for September, please email me: dawnsdisaster {at} gmail {dot} com  to get signed up!

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Check Out This Contest!

As part of Project Nursery’s Skip*Hop Nursery Design event, Layla Grayce joined actress Tiffani Thiessen, Joy Cho of Oh Joy! and Joni Lay of Lay Baby Lay in an exciting baby room design contest, where each participant was challenged to design a beautiful nursery on a budget! Vote for Layla Grayce as your favorite nursery design for a chance to win a Skip*Hop Springtime Birds Musical Crib Mobile and $100 Layla Grayce gift card! Three lucky winners will win a mobile and a $100 shopping spree towards Layla Grayce! Hurry, because this contest ends on July 10th! Vote Now!

For more information on this contest, visit:

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Save $3.00 AND $5.00!

It's never too early to begin planning for the next school year and as the saying goes "the early bird catches the worm!" Help the little scholars in your life stay organized with Mabel's Labels. Identify clothes, footwear, books, backpacks and more with the Ultimate Back to School Combo. Save $3 and receive a coupon for $5 off a Laptop Lunches Bento Box (while supplies last) when you purchase the Ultimate Back to School Combo. Hurry, because this early bird pricing expires on 7/31. 

I'm also excited to share with you that Mabel's Labels now offers free shipping to the US on all orders. No minimum purchase necessary. Save with early bird pricing and take advantage of free shipping by shopping Mabel's Labels! 

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20 Tuesdays in 2013.4

Ah!  I wrote this whole post and it's GONE!  Where did you go, my beautiful post?  I guess I need to start over again :(

I will never forget... brush my teeth.  This wasn't my original post, but it will do.  I will never forget to brush my teeth because I hate bad breath.  I may wait until the day is mostly over, but I will always brush those suckers. take the side of the Beanie Babies.  I know they will have some issues throughout their lives, but it is my job to stand by them.  To believe that they did was right.  To help them overcome whatever it is they need help with. be a helpful person.  I have strayed before, but I am not longer going to forget.  It's too important to be helpful.  Not only for me, but for the other person/people, too.  It's good for the Universe.

Now, you tell me what you will never forget?

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Co-Hosting Nice to Meet You!

I'm so excited to be co-hosting the Nice to Meet You blog hop today!  Thank you for stopping by today.
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It's blog hop time again! Thank you so much to all of those who linked up on Nice to Meet You last week.

Let's get started...

Do you want to find more blogs to read? Do you want to meet fellow bloggers? I do! That's why my friend Brenna and I created Nice to Meet You {Blog Hop}. Let's make some connections with people who likes blogging, just like us!

• Grab the Blog Hop button and add it to your blog.