Monday, July 28, 2014

Release Day Special "A Dangerous Season by Olivia Hardin" @PromoBookTours

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Olivia Hardin fans we have a special today! Today Olivia Hardin's A Dangerous Season is only $0.99.   Whoop Whoop!  I know I am a fan of several books by Olivia Hardin , so I am excited to add A Dangerous Season to my reading library here at home.  

A Dangerous Season- OliviaThe characters of Bend-Bite-Shift and For Love of Fae all converge in A Dangerous Season (For Love of Fae Trilogy Book Three). JUST 99CENTS RELEASE DAY SPECIAL - ONLY GUARANTEED TODAY!!!

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Description:
Pain, joy, death, life, magic: All of it fits. Or does it…
The faery realm is in a frenzy now that the Women on the Hill are no longer united in power. The fabric of life as the fae know it is changing, and with it the dynamics of friends, lovers and neighbors.
Devan will risk both her life and Kent’s love to locate her missing father. Nicky must follow Gerry headfirst into danger as she runs from the new demons within herself. Doc and Jill choose an ally in the cold war between faery factions as Robin struggles to help McKenna recover from a loss that could cripple her forever. Kristana and Langston seek answers and follow a ghost into enemy territory, while Rooney confronts the challenges of Belle’s growing powers and the path revealed for their lives.
A collision of forces could create a new order between the faery and human realms, but will everyone survive the fallout of the cataclysm?
 


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Huge End of Summer #Giveaway ($800 Prize Pack) #BeachinEvent

Oh my stars. I can not believe that summer is winding down for us. Summer is my favorite time of the year just because of all the down time with the kids and going to the Beach of course.  Lucky for me I'm a Florida girl so it doesn't get to cold to fast and I'll be enjoying the sand , sun and waves for a while longer.   I Love that combo and that's why I was happy to team up with some other great bloggers to bring you a fun end of summer event.  #BeachinEvent 




Summer Is HERE And So Is The Beachin' Event!!

Andersons Angels, Joy Of Momma Joyner and The More The Merrier love the Summer Season! To celebrate, they have teamed up with an awesome group of bloggers and wonderful sponsors to bring you great products that anyone would need for a great beach trip or beach themed party! ONE WINNER will walk away with this whole prize package worth over $800!
The Prize Package includes items from these sponsors:
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The Beachin' Event Prize Package is open to all legal residents of the United States who are 18-years-old or older. This event will run from 12:00am EST Monday, July 28, 2014 through 11:59pm EST Monday, August 11, 2014. Best Of Luck!
DIsclosure: Living at the Whiteheads Zoo did not receive any form of compensation to share this post. Living at the Whiteheads Zoo, Anderson's Angels, Joy Of Momma Joyner, The More The Merrier, and all other participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. The sponsors will send the prizes directly to the winner. We are also not responsible for any unfortunate accidents that result from the use of any of these products.  
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Sunday, July 27, 2014

He's Getting Ready to Go Back To College with @Gillette! #ShavingReBuilt

Compensation was provided by Gillette via MomTrends.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Gillette or MomTrends. 


Back to school is around the corner.  This year is not just any other year for my family.  Two of our kids are heading to the University of Florida to begin life on their own.  This is exciting and scary for them I am sure but it also both for this Mom.  I want to make sure they have everything needed to be successful, safe and happy on their own. 

I want  Chris to look nice on his first day . I feel it is important to make a good first day impression.  He will need a good shave to do this.  That means a good razor is on our shopping list.  I think we have found one that will more than fit his needs and that one is the Gillette Fusion ProGlide with New FlexBall Technology.  This razor looks like it will give the clean shave mom approves of.

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Gillette Fusion ProGlide with New FlexBall Technology
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The Gillette Fusion ProGlide with FliexBall Technology is the first razor of its kind.  The new handle design adjusts and pivots  to respond to the contours of a man's face  for fewer missed hairs. Using existing Fusion ProGlide cartridges, the new handle lets the cartridge move in three dimensions for maximum contact. The result is #ShavingRebuilt for an entirely new shave experience. Men who tried the Fusion ProGlide with FlexBall Technology prefer it 2-to-1 over the standard Fusion ProGlide.  And since it uses the same blades as the Fusion ProGlide, it’s a one-time purchase for a 2X better shave. The pivot works well, the Gillette Fusion ProGlide with Flexiball gives a nice clean close shave. 

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#ShavingReBuilt with +Gillette 

One thing that makes Gillette really stand out as we shop for dorm room supplies is the fact that they also offer a Gillette subscription service. Stocking up when there is limited space can be difficult.  He could just go out and shop,  but you and I both know that will probably not be a priority for him.   Gillette’s blade refill subscription service (available at www.Gillette.com) is a practical, hassle-free option that delivers Gillette’s blades directly to your door, meaning one less thing to think about and leaving college-aged sons no reason to come home looking scraggly. And, Gillette’s best blades are more affordable than you might think—only about $1 a week for most guys. 
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Gillette Subscription Service $1.00 a Week for Most Guys! 


College kids have enough to think about. With Gillette subscription they can put more time toward “studying.” This Mom likes the idea of more study time! I think that the Gillette Subscription Service sounds pretty Awesome and is a Great price for this family. I think we can check buy razor off of our back to school to do list.  


About the Brand: For over 110 years, Gillette has delivered precision technology and unrivaled product performance – improving the lives of over 800 million men around the world. From shaving and body grooming, to skin care and sweat protection, Gillette offers a wide variety of products including razors, shave prep (gels, foams and creams), skin care, after shaves, antiperspirants, deodorants and body wash. For more information and the latest news on Gillette, visit http://www.gillette.com/. To see its full selection of products, visit http://www.gillette.com/en/us/shop-now.aspx.


For the latest news and product information Connect  with Gillette by following them on Facebook and Twitter. 

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Gillette Subscription because College Kids have enough to think About! 

disclosure: Compensation was provided by Gillette via MomTrends.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Gillette or MomTrends. 
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Friday, July 25, 2014

5 Tips for a Great Day at Dinosaur World {Plant City , Florida} @DinosaurWorld

"Living at the Whiteheads Zoo was provided with a family pack of tickets to Dinosaur World for reviewing purposes. All opinions shared here are based on our families experiences with Dinosaur World and 100% our own."

We recently made a day of it and headed to Plant City, Florida for a fun family day at Dinosaur World.  I'm not quite sure what I expected to find at Dinosaur World,  but what I did find pleasantly surprised me.  There was plenty of fun things for the kids to do and explore and it was very educational too.  I know I learned a few things about dinosaurs. There were a few tips we picked up along the way and thought I'd share .


5 Tips for a Great Day at Dinosaur World

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How to have a great day at Dinosaur World! 


  1. BUG SPRAY  -  If you don't do bug spray you'll survive however we did get nipped here and nibbled on there without .  I do recommend you bring some and it will make your journey as you travel through the lovely gardens and walkways much more pleasurable.  If you don't have any and want to they do have some you can purchase in the gift shop.   Get ready to let your kids imaginations go crazy as they stomp around and see dinosaur after dinosaur.  Each exhibit has a nice information plaque in front of it so you can learn along the way.  

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Don't forget the Bug Spray
2.  SUNBLOCK :  Don't forget the sunblock.  You are in Florida and it is sunny even when you don't think it is you are getting rays.  Your going to be spending quite some time walking around in the sun even though there are shady spots along the way save yourself a fussy night later and apply sunblock early.   There are over 20 acres to explore so you want them kiddos to be protected.  Bring your shades if you have them I know I was glad to have mine and maybe a sun hat too.
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Navigating 20 acres of Dinosaur World. Lots to explore.
3. Bring  your own Water and Snacks-   Take advantage of the fact the park allowing you bring in food. That is nice =) when you have a bigger family trust me.  There are a lot of picnic tables all over the park with shade and nice areas to have a picnic style lunch.  But also bring a cooler with bottled waters or drinks or a refillable water bottle. It is hot and you'll be glad that you have something to cool off and hydrate with.  If you don't bring your own the gift shop has bottled waters and snacks available.  There are also vending machines scattered about the park. Our kids really enjoyed the dinosaur animal cookies from the Gift Shop.   You can also order pizza from Nick's Pizzeria and have it delivered right to the park.  Do take note there are no other food services at Dinosaur World. Either bring your own, be prepared to order in or take advantage of those gift shops and vending machines or go without. 
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The Fossil Dig at Dinosaur World

4.  Bring a Tote Bag -   Alright this tip for those moms who travel light.  Yes, we exist I am totally one of them.  There was once a time when I carried everything including the kitchen sink but that time has passed. My youngest is 5 and well we just really do not need the kitchen sink most days. Thanks Goodness!  I usually grab some cash, a debit card and phone and am good to go.  Dinosaur World would have been a great place to have a tote bag on hand however.  See the above that is the fossil dig.  A lot of fun for the kiddos.  They get to sift through the sand and look for fossils. When they have discovered three they get to keep them in a cute little specimen jar.  Little Paleontologist in the Making.  Okay so that is one thing you'll be toting Moms,  Then there is mining (our kids favorite part of the park) where you'll get a bag of gems and rocks to tote around.  If you have more than one child you may have multiple things to hold on to. You might also have one or four water bottles your hanging on to for a quick sip here and there. Get my drift Moms get to carry it all so a bag would be quite handy on this adventure your having! 

5.  Take your Time -   Tip number 5 is just take your time to really have a good time.  We did just that. The kids spent a ton of time at the mining station.  My youngest really did not even care that he was mining. He loved having the water push his mining tray down the stream. He called it his boat.  He would have stayed for hours doing just that and I was okay with that. He was having a great time , and so were the rest of us.  When something wasn't striking there fancy we moved on but when it was we took the time to let them enjoy it instead of being rushed and it made all the difference in us having a GREAT FUN DAY!  
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Mining was the kids favorite Dinosaur World activity! 


A few notes for you about Dinosaur World.

 The mining was our kids favorite activity so don't miss it.  You can also sit and feed the fish for a bit.  I used this a time to sit and rest for a few moments and sip on our water bottles.  The Bone yard was another fun stop in the park. The kids loved uncovering the big huge bones.  They kicked off their shoes and got busy digging while us Moms sat update our Instagram and facebook and sipped on our water.  Dinosaur World has taken some time on their playground it is super nice.  There are swings, slides , things to climb through , a separate area for smaller younger children. It is a super nice play area.  Take part in the interactive  shows if you have time they'll tell you about them in the Gift Shop when you pay to get in .  Planning your day around them will also give you chances to cool off in the air conditioned areas (just saying).  There is FREE Parking (Way to go Dinosaur World) it will irritates me when I visit a park I'm already paying a nice admission price to get into and have to pay another $10 to park my car.  No worries with that here parking is completely FREE.    If you are in the area you might want to check out the Birthday party packages.  Some of them sound cool and if I was 190 miles closer I would totally take advantage of such a cool place to host a party . It is so roomy and so many kid friendly activities. Also, if you have a child who is autistic let them know. Dinosaur World is an Autistic Friendly park and has been trained by CARD . They will work with you to make the experience an even better one if possible. We think that is pretty cool. 



You can Connect With Dinosaur World On Facebook  and on  Twitter   Our family had a great day of adventure at Dinosaur World. We give the park a Whitehead's photo thumbs_up_bciy-2-3.jpg!  Are you planning a trip?  We have an exclusive coupon for you to receive $2.00 off admission per Adult.  Just visit the link and print it to take with you.  Have Fun! 
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Just Desserts by Tawdra Kandle Book Tour and Giveaway .

The title Just Desserts makes you want to pick it up and read it right away doesn't it.  It did me. Great title Tawdra Kandle.  Haven't we all crushed on someone we should not be.  And then a budding romance to boot this book sounds like a great summer read.  Thanks for joining us to share about the book tour and the great prize pack provided by our sponsor.  We think you'll LIKE it.

JustDessertsTourbannerJustDessertsSWCover   When her friend Julia needed help forming a revenge plan against her ex-boyfriend, Ava was happy to lend a hand. She never expected that in the course of making Liam pay, she'd be the one to fall hard. . .for the one person who was absolutely off-limits. Crushing on the guy who humiliated her best friend is definitely against the girl code. Besides, Ava has goals. Her life is all about graduating with honors and landing the perfect job. And Liam Bailey—sweet-talking, complicated son of a well-known local politician—isn't part of those plans. But Liam doesn't give up easily. And he doesn't intend to let their friends' opinions, his parents' disapproval or Ava's past get in the way of what he wants--Ava's heart.

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About the Author

Tawdra Kandle has been a writer since the invention of the pen. Her first published work appeared in Child's Life magazine when she was 13. After a brief, thirty-year hiatus, she published a young adult quartet, The King Series. More recently, she's released contemporary and paranormal romances in both the adult and New Adult genres. Tawdra lives in central Florida with her husband and children, of both skin and fur types. And yes, she has purple hair.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Spellbinders Celebra'tions Collection (Paper Crafting product Review) #SpellBinders

"We received complimentary samples from Spellbinders as a part of the Purex Insiders blogger program. All opinions shared below about Spellbinders Celebration Kits are completely my own."

Spellbinders is a company that does all sorts of paper crafting and scrapbooking products. Loving all things crafty we were excited and curious about what products would be sent to us for review.  Spellbinders has a variety of different products including inks, dies, stamp sets, and papers.  You can get quite creative if you choose to.  


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Spellbinders Celebra'tions by Richard Garay

We received two make and take kits one was to make a celebration card and the second was to make a gift bag.  Each kit came with everything you need to create the project and very simple to follow easy directions.  I thought the directions were quite easy to follow.  In fact I think they are easy enough that preteen girls would LOVE them.  This seemed like the kind of craft activities Miss E and her friends (10 year olds) really enjoy.

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I chose to stick to the directions and make the projects that were sent to me as directed. The first kit I tried out was a card making kit.  I liked that the papers are already cut to size and you are pretty much just attaching the pieces where they go. It makes paper crafting so simple and easy.  It took less than five minutes to create the above card.  I know just the person I'm going to send this to.

The second Make and Take Project was a paper bag craft called Best Day Ever Treat Bag.  We decided to make this one for our neighbor and filled it with freshly popped popcorn for a surprise treat.  This project was simple even small children could help you do this easily .  It also took only a few minutes to follow the directions and complete the project.

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BEST DAY EVER TREAT BAG Paper Art Project

Inspired by his passion for paper crafts, event hosting and handmade greetings Richard Garay designed the line to help paper crafters and hostesses achieve beautiful results every time.  Everything is coordinated , so this cheerful, bright and exciting collection makes creating a celebration not only easy but also fun.

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Spellbinders Celebrations Many Words Clear polymer stamps set
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Second Chance Bride Book Blast Read the Reviews + $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway @PromoBookTours

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Do you love a good romance?  Sandra Edwards shares a love story with Second Chance Bride. This new release is a perfect pick for your end of summer reading.  Read some of the reviews and see if this is a good fit for you and while you are here don't forget to enter the $25 amazon gift card giveaway. Thanks for joining us today for this book blast brought to you by Promotional Book Tours today.


Second-Chance-Bride resizedAfter being jilted, practically at the altar, Genie Wainwright heads to Hawaii to escape the well-meant pity party her friends and family are bound to throw on her behalf. What she never expects is to find someone to help her mend her broken heart. Donnie Taylor, owner of the posh Sapphire Bay Resort, has no interest in marriage—until he meets an unforgettable guest at the hotel. What starts out as a kindhearted gesture brings Donnie something he never expects—love!
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About the author:

Author Sandra EdwardsNEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY Bestselling Author Sandra Edwards writes award-winning romance in a variety of subgenres such as paranormal (mostly time travel and reincarnation), contemporary, and suspense. She lives in the U.S. (west coast) with her husband, two kids, four dogs and one very temperamental feline. Sandra's books often push the envelope and step outside the boundaries of conventional romance. For more info on Sandra's books, visit her website at www.sandrawrites.com. Sign up for Sandra's NEW RELEASE ALERT at http://bit.ly/1k31XDr.

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