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Rod Stewart’s Christmas CD “Merry Christmas, Baby” – #Giveaway

If there was such a thing as a Christmas music addiction, I would be the ring leader! I love Christmas music and now that Halloween is over, it’s time to fire up the playlist. Yep, we have one of those stations that plays Christmas music 24/7 starting the day after Thanksgiving – until then, I have my Pandora radio playlists. But as soon as that station flips to holiday themes, we listen to it all the time! Seriously – I.Love.Christmas. A lot.

Merry Christmas, Baby - From Rod Stewart
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See me sing Rock-a-Bye Baby to Abby & a Baby Lizard. I know you’ve been waiting for this day… #SleepytimeSongs

Sing your way to sleepytime…. As an infant, Abby slept really well. I mean, as well as you can ask for from a brand new baby. But I really was pretty lucky. Then, when she was about a year old, her daddy moved in with us, in our new house. Her and I had been on a pretty good schedule before that  – but she quickly started trying to adjust to daddy’s weird sleep schedule. She wanted to stay up late, and sleep in late – just like him. Since we’re both work-from-home parents, at first we kind of let it slide… I mean, hey, if she was getting enough sleep, and it worked with our schedules, it should be fine, right? Wrong. Having a weird sleep schedule like that started making her too tired, too often, during the day. So we decided to shake things up, and make some new, healthier bedtime routines as a family.

Toddlers may seem super wild and unpredictable, but really – they do thrive on having a predictable set of daily routines. Not super strict, with every moment scheduled – but a basic outline for the day works wonders. Once Abby learned ours – bathtime, jammies and lotion, story time, and then some songs in the rocker – she knew from the start that it was time to start mellowing out. And – it makes me totally happy too. That time together cuddling and singing is the absolute best part of my entire day. As you can see – we have to sing to her “babies” each night – whether it’s one of my old Cabbage Patch dolls, a stuffed monkey or owl, or even a little plastic lizard, like we had in the video here. She is such a little lover, and it’s so sweet how she talks to her toys – she made me rock the lizard in my hands, and then at the end she tells him, “Close your eyes… Go to sleep…” I love her.

Vote for your favorite Sleepytime song!

Celestial Seasonings – the amazing folks that make the best teas you’ll ever find – are running a very sweet campaign right now, to find the best “Sing your way to sleepytime” video. Families around the country made lullaby videos, to show how their family incorporates singing into their sleepytime routine, and YOU get to help vote for the winner. Check it out…

Who has the best #SleepytimeSongs video? Vote for your favorite today, from October 31st- November 15th!

We drink a lot of Celestial Seasonings teas here in my house – Daddy was a big tea drinker when I met him {7 years ago now, can you believe that??} – and totally converted me. With flavors like Kids Goodnight Grape herbal, Sinus Soother Wellness, and Peach or Vanilla Herbal, there’s a tea for each of us, and they really do help us wind down and relax in the evenings.

Vote for your lullaby video in the Celestial Seasonings® ‘Sing your way to Sleepytime Contest’ – the winner gets a $5,000 Pottery Barn® gift card to transform their bedroom into a cozy, sleep-friendly space! 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Celestial Seasonings®. The opinions and text are all mine.


3 Reasons to Make Your Own Jingle Right Meow

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Meow Mix for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Meow, Meow, Meow, Meow…. You know how it goes right? I’m talking about the Meow Mix Jingle. That crazy-annoying-yet-catchy jingle from the makers of your fave cat food products. Silly, but fun. It’s crazy that it’s been around so long – I remember annoying my own mom by singing it {is “singing” the right term?…} all day. Well, now you creative types can create your own Meow Mix Jingle. {Grab the kids. They will LOVE this. So much so that you can probably hand over the computer and get at least 15 minutes of alone time while they play with the site. Cherish it.}

Meow Mix make your own jingle3 Reasons to Make Your Own Jingle Right Meow: Head over to the Meow Mix on Sam’s Club and check out this fun little tool, and learn a little more about the best  cat food brand for your little furr-babies:

  • Reason 1: As I mentioned, your kids will love it. They will spend a good amount of time playing with the cat sounds, laughing and giggling, mixing and matching, until they have perfected their meow-sterpiece. {I couldn’t resist.} This gives you a few free minutes. What will you do with them? Luxurious things like go to the bathroom alone, find a clean shirt, put matching socks on? It’s up to you. Live it up, momma.
  • Reason 2: You can learn a little more about Meow Mix before handing over the laptop to the kids. Like that the Tender Centers cat food is crunchy outside, meaty inside, white meat chicken and salmon flavors mixed in perfect harmony, packed with the essential nutrition that your cat needs. {Hmm, that sounds almost better than what I made us for dinner last night…}
  • Reason 3: It’s fun to share! Once you have your Meow Mix jingle finished and created, you can share to Facebook and Twitter, or grab a link to share anywhere else – amazing your friends and family with your meow-tastic mixing skills. Check out my a-meow-zing {ok, I’ll stop now, lol} hit here: Meagan’s Meow Mix Jingle Jam. Even I had to laugh while using this – I love the little techno cat, I named him Kanye West. And the fluffy little opera cat rocks too.

So – Check it out on the Meow Mix page. It’ll shake up your day a little, and give you a good laugh. I promise the kids will love it. Even the 9 year old who is usually “too cool” for everything lately thought it was hilarious. And then follow Meow Mix on Facebook and Twitter, for new product updates and promotions. Do it meow….

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How to Get Free Amazon MP3 Credits All Month

Did you know you can get FREE MP3 credits for Yep, until the end of the month of September, every time you redeem your Swagbucks points for a free gift card, you’ll also get a free MP3 credit as a bonus!

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How to get free MP3 Credits on Amazon

When you snag an Gift Card during the month of September, you will be rewarded with a $1 promotional credit for Amazon MP3. With over 20 million songs, they’re sure to have that new song you’re lovin’ lately, an oldie you don’t already have in your collection, or your toddler’s favorite song that she loves to listen to 127 times in a row. Start earning reward points with today to snag your Gift Card and $1 Amazon MP3 promotional credit before Sept. 30th. Pretty sweet deal, right?



More ways to earn free Amazon gift cards

Watch the video to learn about another cool new way to earn Swagbucks – Shop & Earn! With the crazy-busy holiday season coming soon – You can save a ton of time and money by doing your fall shopping online. And if you shop through Swagbucks, you’ll also earn awesome free rewards too…

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