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Whole Foods Market Grand Opening in Westford Massachusetts! Plus a $50 Gift Card Giveaway!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Whole Foods Market. The opinions and text are all mine.
I am super excited about the new Whole Foods Market that opened in Westford, Ma on May 4th!  I had been traveling to the Bedford store for years and now there is a brand new beautiful store that is right off the highway on my way to see all the hubby’s family.  This will definitely be my new go to grocery store.

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Learning to Embrace the Adventure with Norm Of The North + Fandango Gift Card Giveaway!

This post was sponsored by Lionsgate as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.
My family is very excited for Lionsgate’s release of Norm of the North on January 15th!  We are a big movie watching family, whether at home by the fire or as an outing to the theater, we love sitting back and enjoying a great family movie together.

While planning our activities for the kids long weekend this week,  I pulled up the Norm of the North preview and it was an instant hit with the kids. 


 
Lilly was jumping around trying to “Shake her Bear Thing” while Aidan immediately saw Norm the polar bear dancing on his head and thought it was the coolest thing ever.  So of course he had to try!

Norm of the North tells the story of Norm, a talkative, lovable polar bear who doesn’t quite fit in at home in the Arctic.  However when his home is endanger of being overtaken by developers, he ventures out to NYC with a few helpful friends by his side, to take on the big apple and save the day.

This film tells a great story about facing fears, taking chances, and the amazing rewards that can come from stepping outside our comfort zone.

This is an incredible message for all children as they face challenges and new experiences growing up.
It especially resonates with my family this year as we plan a move from Massachusetts to Florida.  
While I am sure my children are a little nervous and apprehensive about leaving family, friends and the everyday normal they’ve always known.
We are trying to focus on the new adventures we will be able to take.  Highlighting the places we will be able to explore and the idea of living closer to grandparents and their uncle brings them excitement and helps them embrace the experience.
I can’t wait to use this fun movie as a talking point with the kids about how brave Norm was when he stepped out of his comfort zone!

What adventures have taken your family out of their comfort zone?

I-C is hosting a contest and you can enter to win one of 5 $100 Fandango gift cards to purchase tickets to see Norm of the North in theaters!

The contest closes Monday, January 21, 2015.
I-C will randomly select 5 winners from all program entries and will handle fulfillment of the winning prizes.

Cheeky Monkey ~ The Perfect First Peanut Food for Babies!

I participated in this event on behalf of Wendy’s Bloggers for Cheeky Monkey. I received Cheeky Monkey products to facilitate my review.
Like all moms, I am always on the hunt for healthy snacks that my kids will enjoy.  Nutritious and yummy snacks can be hard to find especially ones that are convenient and easy to eat on the go with our busy schedules.
  I was intrigued when I was invited to try Cheeky Monkey Peanut Butter Puffs last month at Big City Moms “Biggest Baby Shower” in Boston.  I had never heard of these delicious peanut butter puffs and was excited to taste them and to learn more about the interesting health and nut allergy information that goes along with them.

My first thought when tasting Cheeky Monkey was, these taste great!  The texture reminded me of a cheese curl and the taste was similar to peanut butter toast, which happens to be a favorite in my home.  So Cheeky Monkey definitely passed my taste test, and the individual packages make them an easy snack on the go, solving my busy mommy problem.

Best of all Cheeky Monkey is a healthy and nutritious snack!
100% Organic and Non GMO
Gluten-Free
No added sugar
Not fried
Contains plant based protein and healthy fats

Knowing all this along with the taste my kids love, has made Cheeky Monkey a go-to snack in my home. 

However the taste and convenience are not what makes Cheeky Monkey so unique. Cheeky Monkey was created to be the prefect “first peanut food” for babies.  
I remember years ago, being advised to stay away from peanuts when my children were infants.  However doctors are learning more and more about nut allergies and now studies are showing that 6 grams a week of peanut protein can reduce the risk of developing a peanut allergy.

Now that we are learning that early introduction to peanuts can reduce the risk of developing a peanut allergy, we need to find the safest food option for introducing peanuts into or babies diets.  Cheeky Monkey has done this by creating an snack that is easy to hold for self feeding and also melts in the mouth for safe eating.

Learn more about introducing peanut foods early on Cheeky Monkey’s website.  Also connect with them on Facebook.

Ready to try Cheeky Monkey?
Enter to win a great prize pack!
Giveaway:
Giveaway Ends:  January 25th, 2016

Prize Pack Includes:
12 full-size bags of Cheeky Monkey
1 Cheeky Monkey t-shirt
1 Cheeky Monkey onesie
1 Cheeky Monkey mug
One winner per household, email address, or home address. If you have won this prize on another blog you are ineligible to win again. Winners must have a U.S.-based address to receive their prize.

Make the Switch to Sprint and Save 50% ~ Plus a Giveaway! 2 Phones, 2 Winners!

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Sprint. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
I have had so much fun being a Sprint Mom and learning about all the ins and outs of different Sprint products and plans.  Today I learned about the launch of Sprint’s new LTE Plus Network which is performing faster than both Verizon and AT&T.
To celebrate the new launch Sprint is introducing the biggest wireless offer in U.S. history!  Sprint is offering plans at 50% off the price of most Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile mobile rate plans.
New customers who switch to sprint between November 20th and January 7th 2016, will get this special 50% rate until January 2018!
When switching to Sprint you can get a new phone through Sprint Lease, iPhone forever, Installment billing or by paying full retail price.  All of these are great ways to budget out a new cell phone, however I have another great way.  Enter to win one of the cell phones below!
Giveaways!
Both Giveaways End: January 1st, 2016
Disclosure: Contest entrants are only eligible to win once per sweepstake, per household as part of a campaign sponsored by Influence Central and must reside in the United States.
Enter to win a HTC One A9 from Sprint
The HTC One A9 is a beautifully sleek phone that offers the latest features from Google’s Android:
– Powered by Android 6.0 Marshmallow 
– Multi-directional fingerprint scanner
– Android Pay
– New power saving capabilities to maximize battery life
-13 MP rear camera
– Optical Image Stabilization
– Expandable memory with MicroSD memory slot

Enter to win a HTC Desire 626s from Sprint Prepaid
The second phone we are giving away is the HTC Desire 626s, a great smartphone that gives you the benefits of a prepaid phone.
– 5 inch, 720p, HD touch screen display
– Android 5.1
– 8 megapixel rear facing camera
– Great value with total flexability 
– Plans available that include unlimited data, talk, and text

War Room DVD Review and Giveaway!

Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
I am so excited to share this War Room review and giveaway with you.  From the first time I saw the preview, I couldn’t wait to see this movie and was counting down the days till it was released on DVD.
If you havent seen the preview take a look:
About War Room:
From the award-winning creators of Fireproof and Courageous comes WAR ROOMa compelling drama with humor and heart that explores the power that prayer can have on marriages, parenting, careers, friendships, and every other area of our lives.  
Tony and Elizabeth Jordan seemingly have it all – great jobs, a beautiful daughter, and their dream house.  But appearances can be deceiving.  Tony and Elizabeth Jordan’s world is actually crumbling under the strain of a failing marriage.  While Tony basks in his professional success and flirts with temptation, Elizabeth’s bitterness only increases. 
But their lives take an unexpected turn when Elizabeth’s newest client, Miss Clara, challenges Elizabeth to a prayer “war room” and a battle plan of prayer for her family.  As Elizabeth begins to fight for her family, Tony must decide if he will make amends.
As Miss Clara wisely says, “Victories don’t come by accident!” A #1 movie in theaters, WAR ROOM is filled with more of the authentic characters loved by millions in previous Kendrick Brothers’ films and a vivid reminder that prayer is a powerful weapon.  

What I Thought:
I watched War Room over the weekend with my husband and we both loved it.  It is such an empowering and moving movie that spoke to us in so many ways.
The power of prayer is incredible and this movie brings that to life and puts it in front of us in an entertaining way.  As the movie ended, I thought to myself “man my prayer like is luke warm too” and this movie gave me a boost to get my passion for the Lord back on fire.
If you haven’t had the opportunity to see this movie yet, I definitely recommend seeing it!
Connect with War Room
Now for some fun, a Giveaway!
Enter to win a copy of the DVD War Room
Giveaway ends December 28, 2015
Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification

Trrtlz Bracelets Share Your Adventure ~ Review and Giveaway!

This product was submitted for review, all opinions and stories are my own.
Have you seen these cool new animal stretch bracelets yet?  Colorful, meaningful, and fun, Trrtlz has taken the “friendship bracelet” concept to a whole new level!
Trrtlz bracelets are available in 12 different lines, each with different animal beads.
Trrtlz CLASSIC, Trrtlz FLUO, ELEPHANTZ
OWLZ, MONKEYZ, PENQUINZ
PIGZ, FROGZ, GIRAFFEZ
DRAGONZ, WHALEZ, SKULLZ
Each animal line is available in different 10 soft pretty colors.  Each color symbolize a different personality trait.
The concept is that you give them to friends and loved ones while sharing lives adventures.
As you wear them, the color fade and become truly unique to each bracelet.  Then as you find someone you want to give a bracelet to, your sharing your adventures with them.
These are have such a meaningful concept and a fun accessory.
Learn more about Trrtlz here!
Get Social with Trrtlz
Giveaway
Enter to win a set of Trrtlz Bracelets!
Giveaway ends: December 21st, 2015

Getting Ready for Winter with My Favorite PJs + Giveaway!

This is a sponsored post for Richard Leeds International organized by Southern Mom Loves.
Every mommy deserves to have a pair of super soft and comfy pajamas to change into at the end of a full day of cooking, cleaning, kissing boo-boo’s and raising amazing little people.

There is nothing better at the end of the night, after all the kids are tucked into bed, than taking a shower and putting on your most comfy pj’s, grabbing a cup of tea and lounging around.


I recently received a pair of Richard Leeds International pajamas and they are my new go to jammies.
First and foremost they are SOFT, like softer than a babies blanket soft! When I am curled up on the couch this winter, this is the material I want on my skin.
The design is also great, they are long sleeved tops with pants sets. They come in cute prints, and have a hood on them, how cute is that!

I love my Donuts print, however they are also available in Leopard, Camo, Dots, Hearts, Skulls, Bears, & Dinosaurs.

These Richard Leeds International Pajamas are available at Walmart stores in the sleepwear section or online at Walmart.com

Best of all, these are extremely affordable at just $10.00 a pair. These are great holiday gifts, give a great comfy gift without breaking the bank.
Plus, like me, head over to Walmart and stock up for yourself! It’s going to be a long cold winter, and I am prepared for snow days with the kids snuggling on the couch watching movies all day while I wear my Favorite PJs!

Get Social with Richard Leads International
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Now onto the fun part, the Giveaway!
It’s time for you to enter to win some fun pajamas of your own.


GIVEAWAY PRIZE INFO:
1-(One) 1st prize: 4 pair of Pajamas
2-(Two) 2nd prizes: 3 pair of Pajamas
3-(Three) 3rd prizes: 2 pair of Pajamas
13-(Thirteen) “Bonus” prizes: 1 pair of Pajamas
19 winners total
Designs are randomly chosen (from the styles above) and sent to the winners in the size they state in the giveaway widget.

Giveaway begins on 12/7/15 at 7:00 am CST and ends on 12/21/15 at 11:59pm CST. Must be 18 years or older, open to residents of the US only. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. All entries will be verified. Void where prohibited by law. Winner will be contacted by email; Please add southernmomloves@gmail.com to your whitelist. Richard Leeds International will be responsible for prize delivery to the winner. This giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, endorsed by, or associated with Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest, or any other social media platform. The participating bloggers were compensated for this post.

Tips for Taking the Stink out of Hosting this Holiday Season ~ Plus a Febreze Kit Giveaway!

This review was made possible by iConnect and Febreze. I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions are 100% mine.
The holiday season is the most magical time of year for my family and I.  I love everything about it, trimming the tree, visiting Santa, baking Christmas goodies, visiting traditional events, and of course the parties.  Everyone is always in such a festive mood and it is the time of year when family and friends all take a break from the normal hustle and bustle of life and get together to celebrate.

I host both Thanksgiving and Christmas day dinner at my house, so I know both sides of the holiday party.  The happy, exciting, reminicing with loved ones side.  Then also the hosting side, while I love to cook, decorate, and put on a presentation while hosting, there are also some downfalls that can really stink!  Can you relate?  If so, I have some solutions to share with you from Febreze!

First keep some Febreze Air Effects on hand, with the the festive holiday line you’ll be able to knock out oders while staying in the holiday spirit!

If your making a caserole that doesn’t smell as great cooking as it tastes, or accidently burn something, Air Effects will keep the stink away.
Plus your dishes will likely pile up before your guests leave, spray away any yucky left over smells so that you can continue enjoying your guests without worrying about the stench coming from the sink.
The holidays also means pulling out decorations that have probably been packed away in a box all year.  When I pull out our tree skirt, stockings, and pillows they smell musty.  Febreze Fabric Refresher spray leaves everything smelling delicious in seconds!  I also use it to spray down the couches and of course those sweaters that are all the rage now.  You can only imagine what a Christmas sweater smells like after being in a box from the 80’s, but honestly my Febreze left it smelling like a cranberry drink!
For the bathroom, make sure you light a Febreze candle, it will eliminate the odors that will undoubtably happen as guests rotate through while keeping your home feeling cozy.
Also if you have a particularly stinky area, aka pet bed, liter box, or like me a boys room, use the Febreze Noticeables.  These easy odor eliminators plug in and then you don’t have to worry about them again for up to 45 days.  These are perfect for keeping odors away during the busy holiday season!
There you have it, Febreze can keep all the stinks away this holiday season.  So once you have your Febreze products on hand, grab a cocktail and enjoy all the festivities!
Now for the fun part, lets get to the Giveaway!
Enter to win a Febreze Kit
Which contains Febreze product, mittens, pug coasters, Moscow Mule mugs, and a serving basket. 

Ends: December 12th, 2015

The Goody Clean Radiance Ultimate Beauty Giveaway!

This is sponsored by Acorn Influence on behalf of Goody®.  All opinions are 100% My own.

A couple weeks ago I shared my new beauty product obsession, the Goody Clean Radiance Brush!  This brush has continued to make both Lilly and I’s hair more shiny and healthy looking since I initially shared it with you.

If you missed my last post featuring the Goody Clean Radiance Brush, check it out here: 10 Winter Hair Tips & Easy Ballet Bun Tutorial with Goody Clean Radiance!

Now onto the best part!
To celebrate Goody’s launch of the Clean Radiance Brush there is an amazing giveaway for you to enter.

Clean Radiance Ultimate Beauty Giveaway!
Prizes:

Grand prize: Chi Straightener and CROC Blowdryer (valued at $200)
Second prize: Goody Basket (valued at $100) – 2 winners
Third Prize: $25 Walmart gift card – 25 winners

ESV Journaling Bible Giveaway! #JournalingBible #FlyBy

Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
The ESV Journaling Bible is a great bible option for those who like to reflect, highlight, and take notes while reading their bible.
I know some people like to read and study internally or in a separate notebook, I personally like to take notes directly into my bible.  This makes the ESV Journaling Bible perfect for me.

Prior to using this bible, I was trying to squeeze my notes into the tiny margins of my previous bible I was using to study.
This bible gives you so much room, I have been able to keep my notes, praises, and prayers directly next to the passage I am reflecting on.
The ESV Journaling Bible is also perfectly constructed with a beautiful cover, quality paper, and a one-year bible reading plan.
The retail price of this beautiful bible is $37.99, and is available for purchase on Crossway’s website
Giveaway:
Win a ESV Journaling Bible of your own!
Ends: November 20th, 2015
Disclosure: Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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