Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Wonderful Book has been donated to the Mission! Flightless Goose by Eric D. Goodman!

This review was originally posted on Florida Frugal Family.

The Flightless Goose by Eric D. Goodman is such a perfect tale for every parent to read their children.  It is a simple story but with lots of heart.  Gilbert, the goose, suffered a terrible accident (he was hit by a car) and was unable to fly South for the winter.  Because he was different due to his injury his friends soon start to make fun of him.

Gilbert develops other abilities that help him and because of it he becomes a hero to his friends.  This book is filled with beautiful artwork and is a perfect way to talk to your kids about being different.  This is a book that struck home with me as I read it with Savvy for I know that the {beautiful} scar she has on her belly will one day become a topic of discussion with her little friends since they do not have one.  My hope is to raise her knowing that so many of us like Gilbert suffer injuries but we overcome them and become stronger because of them.

If you want to pick up a copy to read to your child this is a good time to do so for the Writers Lair Books Bookshop is having a "Buy One, Get One Free or Better" sale!  Just use the promotional code - BlackFriday during checkout.  I am not sure when the promotional code will end but it is clearly marked on the site.  The book retails for $15.95 and is one that I think you will keep in your child's library and then pass it on to another child.

MOM --Mami on a Mission
I have {Delightful} news to share!  A second copy of this beautiful book was sent so that it can be donated to the Ronald McDonald House in Fort Lauderdale as a part of Mami on a McMission!  Can you think of a more appropriate audience for this book?  My heart smiles knowing that a little one will choose this book and will hopefully relate to the story and the strength within him/herself just like the strength that Gilbert finds.

Disclaimer:  This book was received for the purpose of a review.  The book was free of charge.  No other compensation was received.  All opinions expressed are my own.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Almost there....

Can you believe that December is literally hours away?  I am still working hard on getting donations for the Welcome Wagon and the Wagon itself...if you can help please contact me at floridafrugalfamily(at) yahoo dot com or use the contact button...THANKS!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thank You Sesame Street!! Savvy Loves Elmo and Cookie ... but doesn't everyone?!

Featured Item:
Sesame Street: Elmo’s A-to-Zoo Adventure and Sesame Street: Cookie’s Counting Carnival!

Who is the present for?
Perfect for Preschoolers!

Price:  MSRP of $39.99 for Wii and $29.99 for Nintendo DS and PC versions.

Anyone who knows my little girl knows how much she loves Elmo and all of his friends...but Elmo is her # 1 guy!  She actually met Elmo and Cookie during her Make-A-Wish trip and will tell you that they are close friends :)   So imagine how cool it is to have a Sesame Street game for her that teaches (isn't that what Sesame Street is all about afterall?!).

The Sesame Street video games version running $39.99 and $29.99 for Nintendo DS and PC versions.

Do you want to purchase one of your own?  Then Click HERE  and enter promo code MOMMY at checkout which is a coupon code for 10% off of any Sesame Street Video Game.  The code is valid until 12/20/10!

Did I mention how much Savvy and I adore Elmo and Cookie?!  Well, they were nice enough to send a game for Savvy to review and an extra game for another child!! Yup...one to be donated through Mami on a McMission! How cool is that?!  Thank You Caring and Sharing!

MOM --Mami on a Mission
Do you want a chance to win one of your own?  This a great Holiday gift...frankly, a great gift for anyone little one at any time!  Well, enter below for your chance!

The original POST and Giveaway can be found HERE...please do not leave any comments regarding the giveaway on this post for they will not be counted.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

We still need {The Wagon}....

I am still looking for new toys.  I have a new review and donation that will be up this week that I am excited about but I still need a lot more toys ... more importantly I still need the actual {Red Wagon}.  If you or your company would like to donate the "Welcome Wagon" please contact me.

Monday, October 18, 2010

I just wanted to give a {Huge} Thank You to the wonderful people at Canson!  We received a wonderful Sketch and Tell Book by Eric Carle.  The Eric Carle who has written some of the most wonderful children's books.  Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? is the first book the Savvy fell in love with...she could "recite" it to you when she was just a year old....needless to say we have a love for Eric Carle books in our home....and as a scrapbooker I have a love for Canson products so the combination is just delightful!

Savvy loved drawing in her Eric Carle Sketch and Tell book but since she doesn't know how to write yet this became a nice project for the both of us...she explained what her "Picasso" was and Mami wrote a description for her.  The books are small and super easy for travel...as a Mami who spent a lot of time in hospitals I think this is a great companion for children who are hospitalized.  It allows them to create through art and express their feelings and to narrate them as well...just think this is so critical for children who go through so much when they are sick and sometimes struggle with how to express their feelings.

You know what else?  This amazing company sent some wonderful goodies for Mami on a McMission (M.O.M.)!  Yes, I am beyond delighted to have received some beautiful scrapbooks and Eric Carle sketch books and other wonderful items to share with the children who will walk through the Ronald McDonald House in Fort Lauderdale through M.O.M. 

When Savvy didn't have the words to express herself she did have art...this gift means a great deal ... Thank You...Thank You for Caring!

Savannah at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia a year ago.

Friday, October 8, 2010

{Safe-2-Go} for Mami on a McMission!

I went with a girlfriend to watch the screening of Life As We Know It.  I walked out of the movie wanting to have  Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel placed as guardians of my daughter....seriously, this movie is about a serious subject but it is super cute!  The theater was packed and when the movie ended people just started clapping...when does that happen?  I simply think Katherine Heigl deserved a standing ovation for managing to look remarkably stunning throughout the entire movie (we won't even discuss the little huge crush I have on Josh Duhamel...okay...I am digressing.

In the movie there is a cutie patootie who learns how to walk...these are some funny scenes...and with this independence that a child gets well..we all know that is all they want to do. I know I found myself chasing Savvy yesterday going to the park...Here I am pulling her wagon and she jumped out to run to the slide the moment she saw it!

I am thrilled to share with you that I am able to offer a lucky winner a Baby Sherpa product on my other blog, Florida Frugal Family.  

A lucky winner will win a Safe2Go plush kiddie karacter harness worth $27 courtesy of Baby Sherpa.  These plush harness keeps your child within arm’s reach and features a retractable tether.

The movie is being released today, October 8th.  Here is the trailer.  I have to share something super cool!  I am going to get one of these Safe-2-Go Plush Harnesses as a donation to Mami on a McMission!!  How very thoughtful is that!

To enter this giveaway please visit Florida Frugal Family HERE. Comments left on this post will not be counted as an entry.

Disclaimer: I will be receiving a product to donate through Mami on a McMission!  Thank you for your kindness.  I did not receive any other form of compensation.  All opinions expressed are my own and your opinions may be different.  The PR company representing this movie is responsible for prize fulfillment.

Friday, September 10, 2010

ALPHA AND OMEGA 3-D Giveaway on Florida Frugal Family!!!

 Alpha and Omega 3-D (rated PG) due to be released next Friday, September 17th!

As described by Lionsgate:
What makes for the ultimate road trip? Hitchhiking,  truck stops, angry bears, prickly porcupines and a golfing goose with a  duck caddy. Just ask Kate and Humphrey, two wolves who are trying to  get home after being taken by park rangers and shipped halfway across  the country. Humphrey is an Omega wolf, whose days are about quick wit,  snappy one-liners and hanging with his motley crew of fun-loving wolves  and video-gaming squirrels. Kate is an Alpha:  duty, discipline and  sleek Lara Croft  eye-popping moves fuel her fire. Humphrey’s motto – make ‘em laugh.  Kate’s motto – I’m the boss.  And they have a thousand miles to go. Back  home rival wolf packs are on the march and conflict is brewing. Only  Kate and Humphrey can restore the peace.  But first, they have to  survive each other.

I have not seen this movie just watched this trailer but it looks cute!

I have a fun and quick giveaway to get you all excited about this movie...so how about an exclusive prize pack?!

I have closed the comments on this post because you need to go to Florida Frugal Family to enter. 

Exclusive prize packs including an activity book, headbands with wolf ears, bookmarks and mini posters. 2 Winners!!  Winners need to live in the U.S. (no p.o. boxes please).

Mandatory Entry  - watch the trailer above and just tell me why you would want to win  this prize package....and please leave your email.  I want to be able to  contact you if you win!

Want an extra entry? Go to Mami on a McMission and become a GFC follower and leave me a comment below....why is this an entry?  Because the wonderful prize packets are also being sent to be donated to Mami on a McMission!!! How very cool is that?!

MOM --Mami on a Mission

Please leave a separate comment per entry.     Please leave an       email  address where I may contact you if you    are  the winner. (If I have       no  contact with the winner within 1    week I  will choose another       winner). If  an entry does not  follow   the  rules it will be deleted   prior     to a winner  being  picked.    The     winner will be chosen at random.  Entry deadline is September 17, 2010 (midnight    EST).

Disclaimer:  The PR firm for this movie did not provide me with any form of monetary compensation.  They have kindly chosen to donate some prize packets so they may be donated to Mami on a McMission.  All opinions expressed are my own.  Your opinions may be different.  The prize packets will be sent directly by the PR company to the winners.