Defense Soap® Gift Basket! TWO WINNERS!

Here's your chance to be 1 of 2 winners who will receive this wonderful prize pack! Good luck!

Defense Soap® bar soaps, body wipes, shave soaps, foaming hand soap, healing salve, foot cleaning solution, equipment spray AND shower gels contain two of nature’s most potent natural essential oils: pharmaceutical grade tea tree and eucalyptus essential oils. Meaning, what makes Defense Soap® great isn't some radically modified ingredient, or lab generated additive that you can't pronounce, let alone, understand its contents!

Defense Soap® is all-natural soap with no harsh chemicals, triclosan, parabens, sulfates, or dyes AND Made in the USA! Their products are safe for all ages and gentle enough for everyday use. Defense Soap® is great for preventing skin ailments and infections, after all, that's what it was designed for; Defense Soap® was originally created for youth wrestlers to prevent skin infections!

New soft pack uses 60% less plastic with innovative and award-winning
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ENTER TO WIN! Two lucky winners will receive a Defense Soap® Gift Basket! Each basket will contain:
  • 3 Bar Soap Set (1 original bar soap, 1 peppermint bar soap, 1 natural oatmeal bar soap)
  • 1 Original Shower Gel Soft Pack
  • 1 Original Body Wipes
  • 1 Baby Wash and Shampoo
  • 1 Peppermint Foaming Face & Hand Soap
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TWO Winners Will Receive an Defense Soap® Gift Basket
The giveaway is open US Only, 18+
The giveaway ends 10/30 at 1159 pm est
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$25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!



Halloween is almost here, which means the holidays are a hiccup away. I've teamed up with some great bloggers to bring my readers a fantastic giveaway.

What would you buy with a $25 Amazon Gift card? Here's your chance to find out.

Head below to enter to win! Giveaway is open to US &CAN and ends on on 10/27 at 11:59pmEST. Must be 18yo to enter.

Good luck!
Disclosure: All opinions are 100% mine. This giveaway is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. All opinions and experiences are Conservamom‘s. Open to US & CAN , must be 18+. Confirmed Winner(s) will be contacted through email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be drawn. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor will be responsible for product fulfillment to winner(s) of the giveaway. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. For questions or to see your product featured in an Event you can contact  Elia At Conservamom
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Best Car Travel Items for Kids Giveaway! 12 Prizes!



Sponsored By: 

Kids Bright Toys, The Pencil Grip, Zulay Kitchen,
WhiskwareSugar Mountain PR, and Lori T's Gifts and More


Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy



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Be sure to read Love, Mrs. Mommy's article that this giveaway is based on: 

"Best Car Travel Items For Kids!"

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Winner will receive a HUGE Prize Pack of *12* goodies!
Some are winner's choice options!


Included items:


Kids Bright Toys Travel Tray - Winner's Choice of either purple or blue tray! ($30)
Kwik Stix - Set of 12 Classic Colors ($12)
Zulay Kitchen Kids Bento Box ($20)
Whiskware DC Comic Stackable Snack Packs - Winner's Choice of TWO snack packs! ($26)
Sugar Mountain PR CDs - Suzi Shelton, Kira Willey, and Katherine Dines ($37.50)
Lori T’s Gifts and More - FOUR Sticker Puzzle Books ($21)

Kids Travel Tray:
With this Kids Bright Toys travel tray your kids won’t have to balance toys, coloring books, food, crayons, or anything else on their lap in the car anymore! This tray has pockets for crayons, markers, tablet, toys, and much more! Comes in two colors: Purple and Blue!




Kwik Stix:
Kwik Stix are made of solid tempera paint that dries super quick! They come in a variety of bright, beautiful colors that can be overlapped, masked and mixed to create any color your child wants!

Zulay Kitchen Kids Bento Box:
This handy lunch box comes with 5 perfectly proportioned kid-size compartments, sealed with a leak-proof lid, and secured with kid-friendly latches. It’s sturdy and has silicon edges for non-slip grip. 






Whiskware DC Comic Stackable Snack Packs:
These snack packs feature officially licensed DC Comics; Batman, Superman, The Flash, and Wonder Woman! Their interlocking system keeps everything together, or you can easily separate a container when your little one is hungry. BPA and phthalate-free!

Suzi Shelton:
Suzi’s 5th album “Hand in Hand”is an upbeat, eclectic pop family album with a modern edge.

Kira Willey:
Kira's fifth album, "Every Voice", has catchy tunes with sing-along choruses to inspire and empower kids to be their strong and capable selves. 

Katherine Dines:
Katherine is a Grammy-nominated independent family music artist. She just released a new album of 13 songs with interesting stories and facts about how people around the world celebrate holidays.



Lori T’s Gifts and More - Ultimate Puzzle Sticker Book Bundle:
These 32 fun puzzle pages with 840 stickers (!!!) will keep your kids entertained for hours! They will unscramble the stickers to create surprise pictures of their favorite characters! 

Open To US entries and must be 18+ to enter
Giveaway Dates ~ 10/2 9:00 AM EST through 11/6 11:59PM EST

Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winner will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. Winner has 48 hours to reply before a replacement winner will be drawn. If you would like to participate in an event like this please contact LoveMrsMommy (at) gmail (dot) com.
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See the Light Bible Stories! (APV $75)

This collection of DVDs would make a lovely gift this holiday season. Enter for your chance to win below. Good luck!

See the Light's Bible Stories series combines chalk art, narrative, original music, and interactive projects to bring five Bible stories to life for your child. These DVDs are great for family worship, children's church, VBS, or just for a fun time around the Word of God.

Your children will remember more of the stories as they complete 3 art projects (creative lettering, mixed-media, and pastel) related to the story they just watched. Watch with them as they learn about the birth of Jesus in Gift of Love, the Easter story (The Crossmaker), the birth of Moses (God's Special Surprise), Jonah (God's Runaway), and the Apostle Paul (Shipwrecked). Combined, this series contains almost 12 hours of content!!!
Teaching Art At Home Has Never Been This Easy--Or This Fun!! Visit See the Light to Try 3 FREE Video Art Lessons!
Teaching Art At Home Has Never Been This Easy--Or This Fun!!
Visit See the Light to Try 3 FREE Video Art Lessons!
THE BIBLE STORIES SERIES:
About The Cross Maker: Dominic, the son of a carpenter, finds himself drawn into the unforgettable trail of the man called Jesus. Share in this amazing adventure that takes Dominic from Christ’s crucifixion to a place of redemption, and a face-to-face meeting with the risen Christ.

About God's Special Surprise: At first God’s people were free to work and play. Years later they were slaves. But they were still God’s people. In His time, God sent a special surprise. Families will thrill to the love and faith of a mother desperate to save her baby boy from death. Children and adults will admire the bravery of a sister who dared to speak to a powerful princess. The drama in this story of Moses will help build the faith of children, and encourage obedience to the Word of God.

About Gift of Love: They were poor. They were exhausted from the long journey. Faith and obedience kept them going. Join Mary and Joseph in this dramatic retelling of the wondrous story that led to the fulfillment of Scripture in the birth of Jesus, Son of God, Savior of the world. See and hear the rejoicing of the glittering army of angels.
See the Light Bible Stories #SeetheLightArt
About Shipwrecked: Giovanni accompanies his father on an unforgettable journey of fear and hope. The storm at sea is unrelenting. The ship is being torn apart. All seems lost, and yet... one prisoner, a courageous hero, knows God, and that changes everything. As children experience this dramatic story of the Apostle Paul through the eyes of Giovanni, their faith in the power and mercy of God will be strengthened.

About God's Runaway: God told his prophet Jonah to go to Nineveh, but Jonah was determined to disobey. The shocking consequence got Jonah’s attention! This exciting story is artfully brought to life, and demonstrates God’s love and mercy to Jonah, to the people of Nineveh, and to each one of us.
Enter to Win See the Light's Interactive Bible Stories On-Demand/Downloadable
ENTER TO WIN!
One Winner Will Receive See the Light Bible Stories (APV $75)
(Downloadable/On-Demand Version)
The giveaway is open US Only, 18+
The giveaway ends 10/8 at 1159 pm est
Be sure to come back daily for more chances to win.
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Mommy’s Playbook Giveaway Rules: This giveaway is Sponsored by See the Light Art and hosted by Mommy’s Playbook. Victoria and/or Mommy’s Playbook, Participating bloggers, are not responsible for prize fulfillment. By entering this giveaway you are giving the giveaway host and/or event sponsor permission to retain your email address for future communication, you may choose to opt-out of such communications at any time. This giveaway is not sponsored or endorsed by any social media outlet including, but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. Please contact Victoria (at) MommysPlaybook.com regarding any questions you have pertaining to this giveaway.

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How to Save Money on Groceries this Winter!


This is a Guest Post from the Finance Writer for 24Cash.ca. I only share information that I find fun, informative, or helpful! Enjoy!


With winter approaching, most of us spend more on groceries. Not only do we buy larger quantities of food for hosting family gatherings, but also many foods are out of season. Fortunately, there are some ways to save on your grocery bill over the cold winter months.

Start by giving the following 4 tips a try!

Start Canning
Fruits and veggies in the grocery store are more expensive and not as fresh during the winter. A great way to avoid these high prices is by canning fresh produce before winter. All you need is a
couple of mason jars and a little know how. Why not invite a friend over who has the knack for canning? Buy boxes of tomatoes, cucumbers and bags of apples, pears and plums to make your own canned foods.

Clip Those Coupons
Many manufacturers offer coupons on a lot of different grocery items. Coupons have been around for years, but now they have gone digital. There are several websites that offer digital coupons that you can use directly in the store. You can simply “clip” them from the website and save them on your phone. Some people even find ways to get free grocery items with these digital coupons! You can also cut paper coupons from your local Sunday paper. A great way to save even more money is by joining a coupon club, where you will be able to exchange coupons with others.

Sign Up for Loyalty Cards
Most grocery stores have loyalty cards that can help save you a ton of money. These cards will often give you discounts and some even have cash-back options. Loyalty cards are free and only take a few minutes to apply for. Remember when going shopping to always bring them along with you. They will save you a lot of money over time that you can use for other things.

Opt for Potlucks
Winter often means large meals with family and friends. If you are the one hosting, a great way to save money is by asking others to bring a dish. Not only will this diminish the amount of food
you need to provide, it also reduces the stress of cooking for big crowds and diversifies the types of food and cooking styles. Have your family and friends bring side dishes and you can focus on the main course.

Remember to plan meals ahead of time and look for local specials. These suggestions along with the tips above are only a few ways that you can save money on groceries this winter. If some months get especially tough, however, small online loans are available from trusted lenders like 24Cash.ca. Borrow an amount that you are able to pay back little by little, with the goal of being debt free within the next few months.
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3 Trendy Christmas Gift Fashion Ideas for New Moms!



This is a guest post. I only share information that I find fun, informative, or important. Enjoy!

Do you have that one special woman in your life, a new mom, who has always been a fashionista? Even motherhood won’t distract her from keeping up with the latest trends, but this leaves you in a quandary over just what to get her this Christmas. Some of the things you would have given before motherhood just don’t seem appropriate at the moment, but she is fashion-conscious, nonetheless. Here are a few Christmas gift ideas for new moms who pride themselves on keeping up with the latest trends – and maybe even setting a few themselves!

1. Oversized Blouses
One of the things which most women lament is the fact that their once trim body isn’t quite as trim as they remember it before pregnancy. Also, with nighttime feedings and infant care around the clock, it is more difficult than ever before to find the time and energy it takes to get back into a regular fitness routine. What about an oversized shirt or blouse? There are some lovely designer selections available such as those in the Plan C collection. A white oversized shirt with a complementary brown collar is trendy enough to suit the most discerning fashionista yet loose enough to hide those extra curves until they are worked off again.

2. Dual-Purpose Trendy Accessories
What about that big and cumbersome diaper bag she is now toting? Don’t you think she’d like something a bit more fashionable? Have you considered the lovely (and trendy!) array of big Saint Laurent bags? Many of these bags by Saint Laurent as found on the SSENSE website can serve a dual purpose. This particular site has offerings from all the currently trending designers so this is a gift she’ll surely love! They are fashionably large so they can serve as a diaper bag but trendy enough to work as a day bag when out and about.

3. Stylish Leather Baseball Caps
When it comes to getting ready to hit the stores or spend a day at the park, what new mom really has time to do her hair as she once did. Yes, there will come a time when she can hit the salons regularly but, in the meantime, what to do with her hair? You can’t lose when giving a black brushed leather baseball cap designed by rag & bone. These are high-end leather caps so anyone who sees mom donning a trendy cap will think it’s a fashion statement for female sports enthusiasts and not a way to conceal hair which badly needs a stylist!

The one thing to always remember is that even new moms like to keep up with the latest fashions and trends in apparel. You know her likes and dislikes, so this year give her something that is perfect for a new mom while helping her retain her sense of fashion. From a trendy baseball cap to dual-purpose designer accessories, you can easily find the perfect gift for the most discerning of women. Just because she’s a mom now doesn’t mean she’s lost her taste for fashion. Give a fashion statement as usual but temper it with a flavor of motherhood. Make it a Christmas to remember.
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Best Car Travel Items 4 Kids!


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Taking kids on a road trip can seem like a daunting task. It’s certainly not as easy to get-up-and-go as it was before our little loves. Remember those days?... It seems like so long ago, haha! Now, it takes some planning and ways to get around the ever popular “Are We There Yet”. But, toss that aside and check out this article. I have compiled a list of products that actually work and that we use for our family! Now, you too can enjoy a relaxing car ride with a lot more smiles. After all, when the kids are happy... the parents are happy, too!

Safety!



Buckle Me Baby Coats:
The most important part of being in the car is being safe! That’s why the first thing I want to share with you is the Buckle Me Baby Coats! I have used this brand with my daughter and I will be using them again with my son once the weather gets colder. These coats are perfect for keeping kids safe, as you can buckle them into their car seat with the harness right against their body… not over a puffy winter coat! Then you wrap the front of the jacket over the harness and either snap or zip (depending on which style coat you get) it together to keep them warm. This is also a handy feature for longer car rides, as you can open the front of the jacket to cool your child down without having to get them out of their car seat! Mom score!!

Toys!


Every kid needs some goodies to entertain them on a long ride. This isn’t just for them, this is for YOU too! Having the kids happy can make a long car ride go much smoother. These fun items will definitely help to pass the time!

Kids Travel Tray:
With this Kids Bright Toys travel tray your kids won’t have to balance toys, coloring books, food, crayons, or anything else on their lap in the car anymore! This tray has pockets for crayons, markers, tablet, toys, and much more! The surface area of the tray is hard, perfect for coloring and doing activities. The sides are reinforced with Velcro for added stability and support and the underneath is padded with a soft pillow-like material so it’s not hard and uncomfortable on your child’s lap. Genius! I love how compact this tray can get too! It folds right down and even comes with a carrying bag - too cute! This travel tray can be used anywhere; in the car, on a plane, train, or even at home! Comes in two colors: Purple and Blue!



I SPY Travel Card Game:
Every kid loves a good game of I SPY and this travel card game by Briarpatch is the ultimate seek-and-find card game! It will keep your kids entertained while enjoying the scenery. Great for short rides or long road trips. This is not only a fun game for your kids, but they will be learning at the same time. I love that! They will discover items containing specific words or letters, having specific shapes or colors and they will be building their vocabulary! There are also beautiful photographs, familiar object collections and rhyming riddles that are brain teasers for kids and fun for adults too! This game is great for ages 4+ and 1 or more players.



Travel Scavenger Hunt For Kids Card Game:
This scavenger hunt game by Briarpatch is the next level up from the I SPY Travel Card Game. Ages 7+. It can be played with 2 or more players and will keep your kids looking out the window and enjoying the scenery, too. They will search for certain color cars, tow trucks, license plates with the letter “z”, bicycles, and so much more! This game also comes with “special cards” for an extra special game! You can get a “swap me card”, “hear it card”, “feel it card”, etc. where, you guessed it, the player has to hear, smell, or feel something to discard it. Too fun! This game include 54 scavenger hunt cards and will keep the good times rolling!



Ultimate Puzzle Sticker Book Bundle:
Put a new, fun spin on puzzles and stickers with these adorable and very entertaining Sticker Puzzles! This truly is the ultimate bundle that Lori T’s Gifts and More put together! It contains Disney Princess, Disney Mickey and Friends, Disney/Pixar Cars and even the adorable Curious George! These 32 fun puzzle pages with 840 stickers (!!!) will keep your kids entertained for hours! They will unscramble the stickers to create surprise pictures of their favorite characters! Creative and mess free fun! This pack is great for boys and girls, something for everyone! Ages 3+. Now, if only my daughter will share with me!



Littleangelo Jumbo Coloring Book: 
What kid doesn’t love to color?! This jumbo coloring book is perfect for both boys and girls! There are 50 pages of fun animal characters doing silly things that will surely give your kids a laugh! These animals are doing sports, working, cooking, racing, and so much more! They are quality pages that you can rip out and share. Each page includes a “Name” spot for your little artist to sign once they complete their masterpiece. Geared for ages 4-8, but I’m a little older than that (wink) and I love to color too!



Kwik Stix:
My daughter loves Kwik Stix! They last a looooong time and really cut down on the mess of coloring! Kwik Stix are made of solid tempera paint that dries super quick! Which means, great for car rides! They come in a variety of bright, beautiful colors that can be overlapped, masked and mixed to create any color your child wants! And the topper? These sticks won’t fade or crack! Woohoo!



Magik Stix:
These markers are also a sure winner for the car as they are washable and they don’t have an odor! Now all the passengers in your car won’t be “knocked-out” by any toxic fumes! That alone is a big win for me! These non-toxic markers also come in bright bold colors and have a vented safety cap. But, guess what?! If your child forgets to put on the cap (we all know our kids do it), they are GUARANTEED to not dry out for 7 days!! What’s that I hear?… oh yeah… that’s money staying in my pocket! Cha-ching!


Food!


What’s a road trip without some yummy food?! If your taking a trip, you’re bound to get hungry and there’s nothing better than eating something you actually like on the road… not that unhealthy rest stop food. Pack a lunch, snacks, and other goodies with these great products!



Zulay Kitchen Kids Bento Box:
This is the perfect place to store your kids meal on-the-go! This handy lunch box comes with 5 perfectly proportioned kid-size compartments, sealed with a leak-proof lid, and secured with kid-friendly latches. It’s sturdy and has silicon edges for non-slip grip. It’s built to last against all the tough uses a kid can put it through, and we as parents know, can be a lot! Your child can personalize the lid by adding stickers, drawing on it, or even painting it! Plus, for us parents, it’s easy to clean with a removable tray (that is microwave safe!). It also comes with a spork - how fun!



Whiskware DC Comic Stackable Snack Packs:
How cute are these stackable snack packs?! Oh my goodness, too adorable! These snack packs feature officially licensed DC Comics; Batman, Superman, The Flash, and Wonder Woman! Their interlocking system makes them perfect for traveling. Keep everything together, or easily separate a container when your little one is hungry. If you want to get creative, get a couple of packs and mix-and-match to create your own snack pack! Each pack consists of three containers, measuring; 1/3 cup, 1 cup, and 1 cup. The removable handle makes stacking easy and perfect for carrying or clipping to a bag. They are BPA and phthalate-free, dishwasher and freezer safe!

Music!


Nothing rounds out a fun road more trip than some good tunes! Music helps to pass the time and is a great way for the whole family to do something together. Sing along, or just relax and listen. My daughter loves listening to music in the car and in fact, always requests it! Here are my daughter's favorite tunes.

Suzi Shelton:
This is my daughter’s favorite! Suzi is an award-winning children’s recording artist who has been performing over 15 years for families! And ever since my daughter heard the first song “Put Your Hands in the Air” off Suzi’s 5th album “Hand in Hand”, she was hooked! This is on non-stop rotation in our car, and I love it too. The songs are fun and inspiring and Suzi powers them with a sweet, talented voice. The album is an upbeat, eclectic pop family album with a modern edge.

Kira Willey:
Kira is an award-winning songwriter, author, and kids’ yoga expert! This is her fifth album, "Every Voice", and has catchy tunes with sing-along choruses. She wanted to sing songs that promoted confidence, compassion and hope to inspire and empower kids to be their strong and capable selves. And, I think she did just that! This is a great album that we love!

Katherine Dines:
Katherine is a Grammy-nominated independent family music artist. She just released a new album of 13 songs and some interesting stories and facts about how people around the world celebrate holidays. Perfect for the upcoming holiday season and road trips to visit family! Her songs have been featured in Build-A-Bear Workshops, Disney’s 101 Dalmatians Dog Songs, Hallmark greeting cards, and more!

I hope you enjoyed reading my article about all the fun products my family uses when we go on road trips. I know they will help you too on your next family adventure, or even a trip around town! I couldn’t wait to share them with you! Which ones are your favorites?

Safe and healthy travels to you and yours!

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