Sunday, June 29, 2014

Summer Infant #3DliteStrollerTour & Giveaway!

*I received a complimentary 3D Lite Stroller for review and participation in this stroller tour. All opinions are my own*

When I heard that Summer Infant would be spreading the word of their fabulous new stroller with a blog tour, I knew I wanted to be in on that action! How much fun does a blog tour sound?! I am excited that my lovely readers not only have the opportunity to read my review of this lovely lightweight stroller, but they have several other opinions that they can gather on the stroller as well! Oh yeah, and did I mention that there are 26 chances to win a 3D lite of your own? Yeah, I said 26 guys! 12 blogs, 24 chances to win (that's 2 chances per blog!) AND another chance to win on Summer Infant's Facebook Page where they're giving away two strollers too! It doesn't get much better than that!

Now let me introduce you to our newest addition! The Summer Infant 3Dlite Convenience Stroller. 

When our 3Dlite arrived in the beautiful Lime fashion I was excited to get it out of the box and set up for us to use on our walk to the park! Being that the 3Dlite is a lightweight stroller, I was anticipating a simple set up, but I was in for a real treat when the only set up required was popping the wheels on and attaching the sunshade!

The Summer Infant 3Dlite stroller has several great features that every parent will love. With a maximum [child] weight capacity of 50 pounds (plus an extra 10 in the storage basket!), the 3Dlite also offers a parent cupholder, non slip grips on the handle bars, a roomy basket, easy folding capabilities, quick recline for your sleepy little ones, a safe 5 point harness with an added fold down flap for comfort and so little fingers can't play with the buckle, a mommy pocket with a velcro seal, back wheel brakes, an easy lock/unlock sunshade (canopy), and even a carrying handle! With the ease and lightness of your typical umbrella stroller, the 3Dlite offers many qualities of a full size stroller!

The 3Dlite Stroller is an ideal stroller for touring around your town during the summertime. Whether you're going on a walk or headed out for a full day of fun, you will love the convenience of your 3Dlite and your child will love its comfort!

On day one of touring our town with our 3Dlite Stroller, Little Mister and I set off on an adventure to the park. We have a walk-to-the-park routine where he walks there, and rides back, so I always bring a stroller with me for him to relax in on the walk back to our house, even though the park is maybe two blocks away, tops. When we headed out it was a beautiful sunny day and being that there was no little person in the stroller, the 3Dlite literally felt like I was pushing air. 

A few days later we decided to visit our local deli to grab a bite to eat for lunch. I was hoping to be able to sit outside and eat so Little Mister hopped in the stroller and hung out while I ordered our food. Even while carrying the food I was able to maneuver the stroller (one handed!) to our table with no trouble! Little Mister ate happily in the seat of his 3Dlite!

Now as you can probably guess by the photo, we had to make a Hallmark run to grab some Father's Day cards to send off to the grandpa's, and to give one to Daddy on his special day! I was more than pleased to be able to push the 3Dlite through tight spaces in the store and to browse the card section while Little Mister peacefully kicked back in the stroller. With the help of a comfortable (I attribute that to the stroller!) Little Mister I was able to choose our Father's Day cards and get out of the store without any fuss or mini meltdown on his behalf.

Two times that the 3Dlite Stroller has truly been a lifesaver for us is for the two doctors appointments that we've had to go to in the last couple of weeks! Daddy got injured at work a couple months back and had his last follow up appointment with the specialist and it was so wonderful to have Little Mister contained to one spot while we were there. I really am not a fan of doctors office's and it gave me piece of mind knowing that he wasn't touching everything and running a muck during the visit! We also had to take Little Mister to the doctor for a pretty yucky cough and again, it was great that he wasn't touching everything in sight while we were in the waiting room! I also loved having the 3Dlite for those appointments because it is such a compact stroller, I had no trouble steering it through the hallways or parking it in a corner of the patient room while we waited to be seen. 

One of Little Misters favorite places to take the 3Dlite was out to ice cream! It made a fabulous and comfortable seat for my happy little guy as he enjoyed his soft serve vanilla ice cream while we were out and about. He was even so excited about the ice cream that he pulled his arms out (with my help) of the shoulder straps so that he had more space to move his arms (because you need a ton of arm room to eat ice cream, didn't you know?).

Sometimes, mommy needs a break. A coffee break. To Starbucks. It's life simple pleasures that snap us out of our funks, wouldn't you agree? Mommy got to enjoy a wonderful decaf iced coffee while Little Mister chowed down on some pumpkin bread. Ahhhhh sweet silence (for about 2 minutes)!

Although we take our 3Dlite with us everywhere, my favorite use of the stroller is when daddy is pushing it. There is nothing I love more than seeing my two favorite guys enjoying the afternoon sun together. Mr. Hunky really liked that the strollers handle height was "just right" and that the grips were comfortable. He pushed the stroller with ease and in my opinion, looked pretty hunky while doing it! 

Overall we have had a wonderful experience while using the 3Dlite Stroller, it is very versatile and is a breeze to push and maneuver. My only 'wish' for this stroller is that the sunshade was a little larger because living in the desert, that summer sun is awfully hot! Otherwise, the Summer Infant 3Dlite Stroller is a great option for parents who want the convenience of a lightweight "umbrella" stroller yet still are looking for some "full size stroller" perks!

To Purchase: Ready to splurge on a 3Dlite Convenience Stroller of your own? We don't blame you! Head on over to Summer Infant's website to pick your choice of color for just $89.99 or to find a retailer near you!

To Win: Mommys Craft Obsession & Summer Infant are thrilled to give not one, but TWO lucky winners the opportunity to win a 3Dlite Stroller of their own! This giveaway is open to U.S. AND Canada residents! Note: If a Canadian Resident is chosen as the winner they will receive the same color stroller as shown above; Lime.

The Giveaway will close late on the evening of July 14th. The winner will be chosen at random through  Giveaway Tools.  The winner will be announced both on Giveaway Tools form as well as notified by email and announced on MCO’s Facebook. The winner will have their prize sent to them by Summer Infant, Mommys Craft Obsession is not responsible for prize shipment. Must be 18 years and older. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google are in no way affiliated with this giveaway. No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited by law. US and Canada residents only. Canadian residents must submit a skills test by law in order to be eligible to win. This review is 100% original and in my own words. Everything written is from my own personal view point and opinions and I have not been influenced by any outside sources. What works for me, may not work for you. All photos have been taken by me unless stated otherwise. I have been provided with product to review by Summer Infant however I have not been compensated monetarily for this review. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

iPad Mini & $75 Modern Kids Design Giveaway!

mkd-ipad-mini-button-blue *Mommys Craft Obsession did not receive compensation for the promotion of this giveaway*

Welcome to the Modern Kids Design Gift Card + iPad Mini Giveaway Event, hosted by Happy Mothering and the Green Moms Network

 Can you believe summer is already here? What positive changes are you going to make while the kids are out of school? How about swapping more products in your home for healthier, more natural alternatives?
Today, I’m excited to introduce you to Modern Kids Design – a company that offers beautifully designed natural and earth-friendly products you’ll enjoy. They offer a wide range of eco products, including clothing, spa, bedding, decor, dining, gear, furniture, crafts, toys and paper! There is something for every family who is passionate about natural living! If you are the lucky winner of the $75 gift certificate (good towards anything on the Modern Kids Design website), here are a few of the products you could choose!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Favorite Top 10's {Blog Mama Blog Community Link Up!}

When it's time to wind down after a long and busy day, I enjoy curling up on the couch or in my favorite chair, with my iPad, and browse the internet. Whether I'm on one of my favorite blogs or checking out Pinterest, the type of articles that I always seem to stop and read are Top 10 Lists.

Top 10 Lists are great because they give you a quick breakdown of something that is of interest to you whether it be Top 10 Baby Essentials or Top 10 Vacation Destinations, and more than likely Top 10 Lists are full of pictures and helpful links too! What could be better when you're on the hunt for something specific?

This weeks Blog Mama Blog community link up highlights our bloggers FAVORITE Top 10 Lists! Enjoy!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Traveling With Toddler: Diono Radian RXT & Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Harness Backpack {Review & Giveaway}

*Mommys Craft Obsession received a complimentary Diono Radian RXT and Cozy Coupe Harness Backpack to review in exchange for her honest thoughts and opinions*

Summer is the perfect time of year to hit the open road and travel with your family, but making your plans and heading out on your journey can be a stressful experience! Whether your road trip be three hours long or 24+ hours long, some of the most important tools to a successful trip are a quality car seat, space saving solutions, and the biggest - patience.

This summer, Mommys Craft Obsession has teamed up with Diono and Little Tikes to bring you the ultimate two day event that will make your summer road trippin' a much more enjoyable experience for the entire family!

Traveling With Toddler: Tips & Tricks for Taking a Road Trip With a Toddler

*Mommys Craft Obsession received a complimentary Diono Radian RXT and Cozy Coupe Harness Backpack for the promotion of this post. All thoughts and opinions are our own and were not influenced by outside sources*

With the warm weather quickly approaching, older children getting out of school for the summer, and time off accumulated at work, there's never been a better time to hit the open road with your family and get out of town for a bit! The idea of planning a road trip can sound like a family bonding experience worth having, but once the trip is planned and the set off date has arrived, road trips can be the most terrifyingly stressful thing of your life. Especially when there is a toddler involved!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Kohls Jumping Beans 2014 Collection: Planes Fire & Rescue! #MC #Kohls #MagicAtPlay

Photo Credits: Kohls

*I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf ofMom Central Consulting for Kohl’s. I received a promotional item to facilitate my review.*

When it comes to buying clothes for Little Mister, one of my favorite places to shop has 
always been Kohls. I've always felt like I get the most "bang for my buck" when I shop there and honestly, the clothes are just to cute not to buy! One clothing line of Kohls that I have always loved is the Jumping Beans and now that they have teamed with Disney, I love it even more! 

Little Mister is a huge fan of Disney and one of his favorite movies is Planes. When Planes hit theaters I took him to see it and he was completely mesmerized! When I heard that they were making a sequel - Planes Fire & Rescue (coming to theaters July 18th) I knew he would be so excited to see the movie, and I can't wait for it to come out so that we can enjoy it together!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Gray Away $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway!

*Mommys Craft Obsession did not receive compensation for the promotion of this giveaway*

Welcome to the Gray Away giveaway from Everpro Hair Care where one lucky reader will receive an annual supply of Gray Away as well as a $100 Visa Gift Card to use towards a makeover!

Everything Mommyhood has teamed up with us as well as a handful of bloggers to offer our readers this fabulous event!

Father's Day Blue Moon Cupcakes {With an Orange Buttercream Frosting}

Who's Ready for Celebrating Father's Day? 

All of the wonderful men in our lives, from the New Daddy, to the Uncle, to the Great-Great Grandfather. They are all deserving of a day to celebrate for all that they do for us!

If any of those men in your life are anything like mine, they love to celebrate with some beer! 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Luxor Linens Review!

*Luxor Linens sent me a complimentary set of towels for review in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions* 

Luxor Linens is a leading provider of luxury linens to the finest hotels and homes worldwide.  Their Boutique exhibits an exclusive collection of world-class luxury linens such as Egyptian cotton sheets, Egyptian cotton towels, custom linens as well as home accessories for the bed, bath, and table.  Richness you can see and feel!  Every Luxor Linens product sets the standard for quality in materials and craftsmanship.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Toddler DIY Father's Day Keepsake {Make It Monday With Gymboree!}

With Father's Day next week, it's the perfect time to start thinking about what to have the kids give their dads (or grandpa's!) for this special day!

In my opinion, there is nothing better than a handmade keepsake that the family can hang onto months and years to come, and having a toddler in the house is the perfect opportunity to have them express creativity.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

MCO's Taco Disks {Copycat Taco Bell Crunchwrap Recipe}

I really try to consider myself to be a healthy eater and although we do sometimes find ourselves 'cheating', I am proud to say that I rarely eat fast food. In fact, up until this pregnancy I can't tell you the last time I actually ate fast food (aside from In N Out burger, but I totally don't count that as fast food!). Baby #2 has had me craving all kinds of fast food from McDonald's to Taco Bell. Although I try hard to fight the cravings, I broke down not to long ago and hit the Taco Bell drive through for an old high school favorite - the Crunchwrap Supreme.

Being that this splurge was several weeks ago and I got the craving out of my system, I hadn't thought about eating another Crunchwrap until yesterday after I came across an Instagram photo that stirred up all kinds of hunger in my belly. My friend Jessica (you may remember her post on Baked Pumpkin Seeds last October) had been inspired by Pinterest into making her own Crunchwrap and when I saw it, I immediately asked for the recipe. Unfortunately the pin she came across had linked to spam, so with her permission I tweaked the recipe that she came up with and created a variation of my own!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Marvin on the Move Giveaway

Marvin On The Move Tote Giveaway (Winner's Choice)*Mommys Craft Obsession did not receive compensation for the promotion of this giveaway*

Welcome to The Marvin On The Move Tote Giveaway (Winner's Choice)
Hosted by Miss Frugal Mommy & Sponsored by Messy Marvin

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Geleeo Cooling Gel Stroller Pads {Review & Giveaway}

*Mommys Craft Obsession received two complimentary Geleeo stroller pads for review in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions*

"Oh, I don't know why, but I've always loved the idea of summer, and sun, and all things hot."

"Really? I guess you don't have much experience with heat."


If you have a Disney fanatic in your home chances are you've heard that correspondence between our dear friends Olaf and Kristoff more than once, am I right?

If you're like Olaf and you love the idea of summer and heat (but also want to keep your children cool!), then this product is for you!

Baby Bjorn Travel Crib Light Giveaway!

BABYBJORN Travel Crib Light Giveaway*Mommys Craft Obsession did not receive compensation for the promotion of this giveaway*

Welcome to the BABYBJÖRN Travel Crib Light Giveaway
Hosted By Miss Frugal Mommy & Sponsored by BABYBJÖRN A special thanks to our fabulous cohosts Easy Green Mom and Tales From A Southern Mom

Saranoni Toddler to Teen Blanket Giveaway

Saranoni Toddler to Teen Blanket Giveaway (Winner's Choice)*Mommys Craft Obsession did not receive compensation for the promotion of this giveaway*

Welcome to The Saranoni Toddler to Teen Blanket Giveaway
Hosted by Miss Frugal Mommy & Sponsored by Saranoni

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Ultimate Teething Necklace Giveaway

The Ultimate Teething Necklace Giveaway
*Mommys Craft Obsession did not receive compensation for the promotion of this giveaway*

Welcome to The Ultimate Teething Necklace Giveaway!
Hosted by Miss Frugal Mommy & Sponsored by Chewbeads & Amber For Babies

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Healthy Summer Giveaway with Woolino!

*Mommys Craft Obsession was not compensated for this giveaway*

Summer is finally here! Whether you're expecting a baby or already have one, Woolino wants to help make it a healthier summer through this event celebrating all things organic, non-toxic, and designed for better health. Woolino is also excited to announce the launch of two new prints for their 4 Season Merino Baby Sleep Bags - Baby Rose and Baby Beige as pictured below.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Homemade White Nectarine Frozen Yogurt

The heat has come! Is everyone ready for it?! Call me crazy, but Summer is the most wonderful time of the year (just don’t tell Santa I said that)! Full of fun in the sun, where possibilities can be endless! 

But, how do you cool off in the heat of summer? Sure, the number one answer would be to drink lots of water and keep yourself hydrated… 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Just Born Baby Bundle Giveaway

Just Born Baby Bundle Giveaway (Winner's Choice)
*Mommys Craft Obsession did not receive compensation for the promotion of this giveaway*

Welcome to The Just Born Baby Bundle Giveaway
Hosted by Miss Frugal Mommy & Sponsored by Just Born

Choopie Review and Giveaway!

*I received complimentary Citygrips and City hooks for review in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions*

Have you ever stopped to think about how grimy and unsanitary your stroller handles are? Choopie has!  When NYC mom Camie became grossed out by the sticky, germ infested grip of her stroller, she came up with the idea for a grip cover that was soft, durable, washable and stylish!  Unable to find anything suitable on the market, she decided to make her own. With the success of Citygrips, Camie has been able to expand her line with Choopie to include the Soho Citybag and Cityhooks!