Review of Watermelon Ball Jr. from PlaSmart

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Even though summer may officially be over, the heat wave continues in many parts of the country. Here in Florida, the temperatures are still in the 90’s! With temps like this, our weekends are still packed full of fun at the beaches and our local pool.

The folks at PlaSmart sent my family and I their Watermelon Ball Jr. to review, and the boys have had quite the time with it! The Watermelon Ball Jr. is designed to look, feel, and behave like a watermelon in water! Real watermelons are nearly neutrally buoyant: first sinking to the bottom then slowly rising to the top, making them ideal for all kinds of water games. The Watermelon Ball Jr. lets players dribble, kick, bounce, pass, and intercept under water. This fun ball allows you to combine components of football, basketball, and rugby right in the water!

How does the Watermelon Ball Jr. work? You simply fill the ball with water and get your game on! The extremely durable vinyl membrane stands up to intense action, features that are sorely missing from real watermelons. As you can see from the photo above, my son Drew has had so much fun dribbling the Watermelon Ball Jr. in the pool! I personally love the vibrant and bright colors that allow you to see the ball under water easily. 

There is still time to enjoy a Watermelon Ball Jr. with your family! I would love to hear your experience and how much fun that you have with this fun toy if you purchase one. You can buy your very own Watermelon Ball Jr. HERE. Forget the standard beach ball at your next pool party. Wouldn’t this be a great addition instead? With this ball, you are sure to be a rockstar at your kid’s party!

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Crayola Thank A Teacher #CrayolaThanks

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Crayola Thank A Teacher Campaign

Crayola wants to give back to some of the most important people in our children’s lives…..their teachers! Earlier this year in honor or Teacher Appreciation Day on May 8, 2018, Crayola announced their “Thank A Teacher” Campaign. This amazing initiative allows your children to create and upload a teacher thank you note right on the Crayola website! If you post your photo to Instagram or Twitter, be sure to use the hashtag #CrayolaThanks so that Crayola can easily find your photo. And, Crayola has their own gallery where you can search and find thank you notes by school or teacher. I just love this idea and what a fun way to give back! Many of you may not know this, but my degree is in education, so as an educator myself, I find this such a rewarding way to give back!

Crayola Thank A Teacher Contest

In addition, through August 25, 2018 Crayola is having an amazing contest for those that thank a teacher. 

Ten grand prize packs will be awarded, inclusive of:
  • $10,000 classroom makeover for the teacher
  • One year supply of Crayola products for the school
  • $1,000 scholarship for the student
  • $1,000 gift card for both the teacher and school 
  • Free CreatEd seminar for the school

In addition to the grand prizes, one lucky entrant will have his or her thank you note featured on a special pack of Crayola crayons this holiday. In addition, a weekly sweepstakes will run concurrently with the contest, offering entrants a chance to win $500 gift cards for themselves and their teachers. The contest and sweepstakes will run through August 25, 2018.

Crayola Thank A Teacher Product Line

Just in time for back to school, Crayola recently came out with a line of supplies geared for giving back to our teachers! Be on the lookout for these products when you are shopping for back to school supplies!

To find out more about the Crayola Thank A Teacher Campaign, you can GO HERE.

$50 Off LEGOLAND Awesomer Florida Annual Pass!

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WOW! If you and your family have been waiting on a deal for LEGOLAND passes and you are Florida residents, now is the time to take advantage of this deal! Right now we can get $50 off the LEGOLAND Awesomer Annual Pass for LEGOLAND® Florida and Water Park! With this amazing deal it is just $99 per person! The regular price is $149! GO HERE for more details.The offer will be valid from 10 a.m. May 18 through 11:59 p.m. May 20, 2018 or while supplies last.  Offer valid for purchase of new Awesomer Annual Passes only. Offer cannot be applied to previously purchased passes or pass discount offers or combined with any other promotional discounts. Online only

The LEGOLAND Awesomer Annual Pass includes:

  • 12 months unlimited admission to Madame Tussauds Orlando, SEA LIFE Aquarium Orlando and LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta
  • Free Standard Parking
  • Discount on dining, retail, LEGOLAND Hotel and Beach Retreat stays
  • Discounted guest tickets to LEGOLAND Florida
  • Admission to Special Events at LEGOLAND Florida
  • Collectible LEGO bricks
  • LEGOLAND e-newsletter (exclusive invitations, previews and more!)

CVS Photo: FREE 8X10 Photo Enlargement with Free Same Day Pick up!

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Need an inexpensive Mother’s Day gift idea? For a limited time, CVS Photo is offering a Free 8X10 Photo Enlargement with Free Same Day Pick up when you use promo code MOMPRINT at checkout! Add a nice photo frame and you have a beautiful gift for those that you love!

GO HERE to take advantage of this offer. Please note that this offer is not valid on the CVS app and it is limited one per customer.

Crocs for the Entire Family: 2 Pairs for $35 Shipped! (Over 50+ Style Options)

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Need some new Crocs for the family for summer? It is time to stock up! Hop on over to where they are offering over 50 styles on sale 2 pairs for $35 + Free Shipping! My boys live in Crocs during the summer months as they are so convenient and comfy!

GO HERE to start shopping.

Great Deals on Kids Easter Books

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Along with candy and other goodies, I love to add books to my kiddos Easter baskets! Here are some great deals that I found on Amazon.

Happy Easter Mouse $5.63

Llama Llama Easter Egg $5.99

The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story $4.01

Pinkalicious: Eggstraordinary Easter $4.74

Happy Easter Little Critter $3.78

The Berenstain Bear’s Easter Sunday $3.99

Peppa’s Easter Egg Hunt $3.99

The Berenstain Bears and the Real Easter Eggs $3.99

Home for a Bunny $3.99

The Tale of Peter Rabbit $3.52

Marshmallow $6.97


*Amazon pricing and promotions can change at any time so act now if interested! These prices are current at the time of this posting.



JCPenney: Free Kid’s Easter Egg Decorating Event March 10! (from 11am-Noon)

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If you need something to do with the kiddos this weekend this sounds like fun! JCPenneyy is now offering a Kid’s Club! This Saturday March 10, from 11am-Noon kids can decorate an Easter egg. In addition, every child will receive a Free collectible pin and parents will receive special coupon savings! GO HERE to see more details.

Blinker: The New Way to BUY & SELL Your Car!

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My family and I recently went through the tedious process of buying a new vehicle. I don’t have to tell you that  buying (or selling) a vehicle can be quite a tiresome and long task. I strongly dislike going from dealership to dealership only to be given the run-around about paperwork, financing, hidden costs, and more.

Thanks to Blinker, a new and Free mobile app, it is quicker, easier and safer to sell (and buy) your car yourself. The middleman is cut out of the equation allowing you to save thousands! Blinker puts you in control of car ownership, allowing you to buy, sell and finance cars yourself, all on your smartphone. Sounds intriguing, right? Before I continue with the amazing details about Blinker, I wanted to let you know that for a limited time, when you download Blinker, (for free) enter code MySweetSavings and list your car for sale, you’ll earn $200 when it sells! Now that I really have your attention, let’s continue on with this conversation…..

Buying a car with Blinker:

Download the Free Blinker app.

Enter your zip code to see what vehicles are available in your area. The vehicle listings not only include price, make and model, they also show mileage, price comparisons, vehicle history and a Carfax report, and more!

Buying a car with Blinker is as easy as snapping a photo-

Blinker’s patented mobile app makes the approval process as simple as snapping a photo of your driver’s license. They then securely pull information from your image, ask a few questions and display your loan terms in just a few minutes. If you would rather be pre-qualified via computer, that option is also available. Buying a car has never been easier! 

Know your monthly payment for every vehicle-

Once you’re pre-qualified with Blinker, you will know your financial budget without having to lock yourself in a loan. When you are ready to shop, browse the marketplace to see what your monthly payment would be on verified vehicles near you.

YOU are in control of your vehicle financing-

Car financing can be the scariest part in the car-buying process. With Blinker, you can get a car loan all on your own! This allows you to see your lowest possible rate rather than hear it from someone on the other side of a desk. 

Selling a car with Blinker:

Did you know that 28 million people in the US sell their cars to dealerships each year and lose thousands of dollars? Blinker makes selling your car a breeze! It really is as easy as 1,2 3!


Snap a photo of your car

Blinker will automatically pull up all the details on your car – including mileage, specs, plus the estimated Black Book™ value so you will instantly know how to price it fairly.

List it with the tap of a button

When you list your car on Blinker, it will be automatically listed on other major marketplaces – so you don’t need to do any additional work to reach additional buyers.

Put your feet up and wait

Once your car is listed, interested buyers will message you directly in the app. Isn’t it nice when technology does most of the work for you? When an offer comes in, you will immediately receive a push notification via the app, as well as an email. You can choose to accept the offer or negotiate a better offer with the buyer. Sounds easy, right? 

How much can Blinker save me?

Blinker will not only save you time, but it will also put cash back into your wallet! I like the sound of that! When the free Blinker app launched in Texas, people were earning an average $3,000 more than trading in at at the dealership! Blinker has also serviced millions of dollars in auto loans and won a 2017 SXSW Interactive Innovation Award.
Don’t forget….for a limited time, when you download Blinker, (for free) enter code MySweetSavings and list your car for sale, you’ll earn $200 when it sells! Using Blinker really is a win-win!
Get social with Blinker! Follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Have you heard of the free Blinker app before? Have you used it? I would love to hear your story in the comments!

Sign Your Kids Up for the Rays Rookie Club & Receive Special Offers, Freebies and More!

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Baseball season is in full swing!  If you are local to the Tampa Bay area, the Tampa Bay Rays Rookie Club is back! This year there are some changes to the club so be sure that you take a look at the details. There are 2 different levels to take advantage of: The Rookie Membership, which is Free, and the All-Star Membership which is $20. This is a kids club for our Rays fans 14 and under.

Rookie membership includes – One (1) Sunday home game ticket voucher, Kevin Kiermaier autograph card, coupon book, access to special events, monthly drawings, and monthly newsletter.

All-Star membership includes – Fourteen (14) Sunday tickets, two (2) free meal vouchers, jersey drawstring backpack, baseball rope bracelet, Kevin Kiermaier autograph card, membership card with lanyard, coupon book, rewards program, access to special events, monthly drawings, and monthly newsletter.

GO HERE to register your kiddos!