November 6, 2015

Newton Hypoallergenic Washable Crib Mattress Giveaway

I know, I know, don't get too excited, moms and dads! This is one of the things you need when you have a baby! I know I had a hard time choosing one in terms of quality and price during my time, but this one has been slated and reviewed for you! :)
 Welcome to the Newton Crib Mattress Giveaway! 

A huge thank you to the sponsor of this giveaway: Newton Rest.

Hosted by: Lil' Blog and More.

And a big thank you, to all of the amazing co-hosts:  

When it comes to baby, it's all about the best. You want to make sure you have the best products out there, for the safety, and comfort of your baby.  That is where Newton Rest comes in.

See, Newton Rest doesn't have your typical crib mattress

The crib mattress has an added feature. This mattress, is a  breathable mattress. That's right - Newton Rest crib mattress is a mattress that babies can breath right through. Which reduces the risk of suffocation, and SIDS. According to an independent, blind, scientific study, with other non-breathable crib mattresses, the other non-breathable mattress increased suffocation risk by 17 percent!
Also because of the breathable feature, Newton's crib mattress reduces overheating, and reduces the chance of bacterial and fungal infections - Because the Newton Crib Mattress is 100% washable. That's right! You can actually remove the cover, and then put the core of the mattress directly into the shower or tub, to wash it. This is the best possible way to remove potential, harmful bacteria.

When it comes to the safety of baby - That's where to splurge a little extra. With as much time as your baby will spend in his/her crib, it's really a place to make sure you have the best, of the best. And Newton Rest has just that. 

The Giveaway!
Newton Rest is generously sponsoring a crib mattress giveaway! 1 lucky winner will receive a Newton Rest, crib mattress of there own, valued at $295! Entering to win is super easy, with the GiveawayTools form, below:


The bloggers involved in this giveaway were not compensated, and are not responsible for prize fulfillment. The prize is provided via the sponsor. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter this giveaway. This giveaway starts November 5th, 2015, and will end on November 24th, 2015 at 11:59 pm. The winner will be emailed, and have 48 hours to respond, or a new winner will be chosen. Once a winner is drawn and confirmed, the name will be announced on the GiveawayTools form.

Open to US residents.  

Please email aaron_amanda(at)live(dot)com with any questions.

October 28, 2015

The "We Love Disney" Music Album

One of the dates marked on my calendar is October 30th. Why? Because it's the release date of the We Love Disney album!!! I have been a Disney fan since I was a kid (and who's not anyway?) and I am really thrilled about this one. It is time to reminisce my childhood memories. I think this is also the perfect timing to re-introduce them to my kids. Especially the other princesses she's not familiar with yet, like Jasmine. Which is, by the way, her costume this Halloween. 

While waiting for the release date, you can preview songs on iTunes and have a glimpse of the wonderful artists from across different genres. If it's not getting you more curious, here's the track list:
  • NE-YO “Friend Like Me” (Aladdin)
  • Jessie J “Part of Your World “(The Little Mermaid)
  • Jason Derulo “Can You Feel the Love Tonight / Nants’ Ingonyama” (The Lion King)
  • Gwen Stefani “The Rainbow Connection” (The Muppet Movie)
  • Ariana Grande “Zero To Hero” (Hercules)
  • Jhené Aiko “In a World of My Own/Very Good Advice” (Alice in Wonderland)
  • Fall Out Boy “I Wan’na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)” (The Jungle Book
  • Tori Kelly “Colors of the Wind” (Pocahontas)
  • Kacey Musgraves “A Spoonful of Sugar” (Mary Poppins)
  • Charles Perry “Ev’rybody Wants To Be a Cat” (The Aristocats)
  • Jessie Ware “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes” (Cinderella)
  • Lucy Hale & Rascal Flatts “Let It Go” (Frozen)
  • Various Artists “It’s a Small World”
From the list, my favorite is (probably like many of you do) "Part of Your World" from The Little Mermaid. This song is just very close to my heart and what more, the British pop singer and song writer Jessie J's voice lived up to it! The second is a Golden Globe award winning song and it has been running over my head since morning after previewing it. The reason I like it is because of the upbeat music you can dance along to. Even my daughter asked me if I could dance with her while listening to the song. Ha! It's "A Friend Like Me" from Aladdin and one of my favorite R&B singers covered it, Ne-Yo!

Just so you know, the album will be released in several configurations:
  • Digital album
  • Standard CD
  • Deluxe CD - With two (2) bonus tracks: Brenna Whitaker “It’s Not Easy Being Green” (The Muppet Show) and Yuna “A Whole New World” (Aladdin)
  • Deluxe Vinyl - With two (2) bonus tracks: Brenna Whitaker “It’s Not Easy Being Green” (The Muppet Show) and Yuna “A Whole New World” (Aladdin)
  • Picture-Disc Set - With two (2) bonus tracks: Brenna Whitaker “It’s Not Easy Being Green” (The Muppet Show) and Yuna “A Whole New World” (Aladdin)
  • Collector’s Edition Box Set - Will include the digital deluxe album, limited-edition double vinyl, standard-edition double vinyl, limited-edition CD, standard-edition CD, limited-edition double-picture disc, four numbered lithographs, a DVD of “The Magic Behind We Love Disney”, a limited-edition T-shirt featuring a one-time only design, an exclusive tote bag and a Certificate of Authenticity 

I think I would love to have the last one. Wish. :) By the way, it's worthy to mention that the We Love Disney was produced by multi-platinum, 16-time Grammy® Award-winning producer and Verve Music Group Chairman David Foster.

Here's a sneak peek of a song from the album, this is the upbeat song I was talking about.
If you want to learn more about the We Love Disney Music, you can check them out via Facebook, InstagramYoutube or follow them on Twitter. Check it out on Amazon too! :)

participated in the We Love Disney album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided an album to review but all opinions are my own.

October 27, 2015

We Started Seed-Snacking

Since I started on a milk-free diet, I noticed I have been eating a lot more healthy foods. I used to eat a lot of sweets, desserts and pastries but not anymore! Okay maybe less and those that do not contain dairy. LOL. But I tell you, I have never been this open in trying new foods and I think it's a blessing in disguise.

From time to time, I crave for sweet treats though and I guess it's just normal. I don't grab ice creams and cakes anymore, I am leaned towards eating fruits, nuts and seeds! Yes, seeds! Besides the pumpkin, squash and watermelon seeds, I've added something into my diet ~ chia seeds! I've heard a about how good it is for the body and you too can read about the chia magic. That's one reason I was curious in trying it out. Also, I never realized there's a lot of things that can be done with it. It even comes in a pouch now which is perfect for snacking.
Mamma Chia - Chia Squeeze
Don't let the packaging fool you, I believe it's not just for kids. Those Chia Squeeze are also great for adults! Me and my husband tried them as well. And good thing they left me with a pouch. My 4-year old liked it so much that she ate three (3) pouches in one day! I hope it's not too much for her body to take. Oh well, it's done and nothing happened so I guess we're good.
My husband's take on Mamma Chia - Chia Squeeze!Definitely great for toddlers!
I thought about the trick or treat approaching and we haven't been to the store to buy candies yet. Just the other day, I saw some oranges turned into pumpkin faces and I really loved the idea. I just don't love the fact that it looks cute but the the thing is, you are serving fruits which are a lot better than candies! So I thought, maybe it's better to give out snack pouches like the Mamma Chia Chia Squeeze! They come in six (6) different flavors [Cherry Beet, Blackberry Bliss, Green Magic, Mango Coconut, Strawberry Banana and Wild Raspberry] so the kids can choose their favorite! My daughter's favorite is the Strawberry Banana, I guess it's already a given.
 How about you, what do you plan to give this 31st? Have you tried chia seeds?

I was provided samples of the product mentioned above but everything was based on my honest opinion.