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Saturday, October 10, 2009

My Little Pony: Twinkle Wish Adventure Giveaway

My Little Pony, My Little Pony, My Little Pony!!! My Little Pony has been a favorite while I was growing up and now Haley loves it too! We both love coloring in Haley's My Little Pony coloring books! Now there's a new movie being released on October 13, 2009; My Little Pony Twinkle Wish Adventure from Shout! Factory in collaboration with Hasbro. We had the opportunity to preview the movie and Haley gives it a big thumbs up!

My Little Pony: Twinkle Wish Adventure follows Pinkie Pie and all her pony friends on a fun-filled adventure as they discover that friendship can make wishes come true. All the ponies can't wait for Winter Wishes festival where the Wishing Star grants each pony one special wish. But when the Wishing Star disappears, they go on a journey to find it. Will they make it back in time for the festival? Find out by joining Pinkie Pit and her pony friends on this magical journey of discovery.

This new DVD release is packed full of extra features including sing-a-longs and downloadable activities.

Special Offer: Shout! Factory and Hasbro have teamed up with ToysRus and Target to offer the special coupon shown above. The coupon is not printable but can be found attached to DVDs at these stores.

Giveaway: One lucky winner will win My Little Pony Twinkle Wish Adventure on DVD. Post a comment telling me who you'd like to win this for. Please be sure to leave your email address. Ends 11/15/09.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Febreeze Home Collection ($20 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway)

The NEW Febreeze Home Collection is a new All American Mommy favorite! These are premium scents at affordable prices! Win a $20 Walmart gift card and you can try it out for yourself! Febreeze Home Collection offers 4 pleasing scents that will transform your home and home decor in a contemporary way. I really love the way Febreeze makes my home feel fresh and inviting!

The new Febreeze Home Collection is available in 4 scents: Green Tea Citrus, Pomegranate Mango, Cranberry Pear, and Willow Blossom. All American Mommy has had the pleasure of trying them all and I have to tell you that they're all great!

In each collection:
  • Reed Diffusers - add style with fragrance to any room. The scent really lasts!
  • Room Spray - great way to refresh any room with just a spritz of premium fragrance.
  • Soy Candle - elegant scent and style with a soft glow
  • Flameless Luminary - change the scented shade to match your mood.
I absolutely adore the Flameless Luminary!

Decorating Tips for Your Home
Fresh Entryway Focal Points: Creating a focal point gives your entryway a sense of balance and unity. It also helps express the style of your home and makes a statement of your personality. Keep it simple with a mirror that opens up the space and shows off your decor style with the frame. Or create a photo display on an entry wall. Use a Febreeze Home Collection Scented Reed Diffuser to add a stylish and aromatic touch to the air with scented oils.
Relaxing Bedroom Retreat: Resist the urge to load your retreat with lots of knickknakcks and photos. Too many decorations can make the room chaotic instead of calming. Limit throw pillows on your bed to one large pillow in the middle or two smaller pillows in front of regular pillows. This makes the bed appear cozy, yet uncluttered. For guest rooms, it's the special details that matter most - include reading materials, bottled water, and mints. Add premium fragrance with Febreeze Home Collection Room Spray. Each scent comes in a stylish canister.
Lovely Living Room Makeover: Adding a new color is a simple way to enhance this space (candles, pillows, window treatments, etc). Use the "rule of three" when adding new pieces. When adding a new hue to the room that doesn't already exist, add it in several locations throughout the room. Add Febreeze Home Collection Flameless Luminary to accent your room with scent and style.
Revive a Tired Kitchen: Decide first what you like about your kitchen and what you don't like. Cabinets can become a beautiful focal point just by replacing hardware. Replacing an old backsplash with tile can help protect the wall against water and give your kitchen a more modern appearance. Add a Febreeze Home Collection Soy Blend Candle to add an elegant scent with a soft glow.

$20 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway: Post a comment sharing one of your own home decor tips. Please be sure to leave your email address so we can contact you if you win. Ends 11/15/09.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Our Trip to Chicago

Yesterday we made a special trip and took Haley to Chicago to visit the American Girl store. Chicago is just less than a three hour drive from where we live. It was a beautiful day for a drive, construction wasn't too bad and traffic wasn't backed up.

We rewarded Haley with this trip because she worked on her bridge workbook and read every day over the summer. She saved her chore money to spend. Haley picked out the cutest dress outfit that she could find for her doll, Julie.

At the American Girl doll store, we browsed through all the books, looked at all the American Girl dolls, outfits, etc. Haley took Julie and Bitty Baby (who she has named Baby Haley) to the doll salon. The girls were treated to a cleaning and new hairdo's. Julie also got her ears pierced.

Yesterday was Haley's day of heaven on earth! This was Haley's first trip to Chicago since she was a year old. We live in the Grand Rapids area which is quite large but she was amazed by all the traffic and huge buildings. She thought the public train system was really cool. She could hardly stop laughing at all the taxi drivers blowing their horns.

We stopped for chicago-style pizza on the way home. It was a great day! It's only a rare occasion that we have a special day like that (a trip that costs lots of money) just for Haley. Making a special day just for her was a great pleasure for us too! She worked so hard over the summer and I wanted to show her that hard work has it's rewards.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

JumpStart Pet Rescue for Wii

JumpStart Releases Pet Rescue for Wii

Now your preschooler can have fun playing a Wii game while learning at the same time! All American Mommy has always been fond of JumpStart and it gets better! JumpStart Pet Rescue for Wii is the first educational game for ages 3-6. Young ones will love to play, play, play and for parents that translates to learn, learn, learn!

We found Pet Rescue to be very intuitive and well guided so very little adult assistance is needed. The Wii controller works well to navigate through the game! Young kids will be so excited to have a Wii game of their own; they won't even realize that they're leaning at the same time.

JumpStart Pet Rescue contains 5 Discovery worlds where Preschoolers navigate through 5 stories in a search for lost pets. Each Discovery world contains a guided story told by one of the JumpStart friends, leading children on a learning adventure through more than 50 learning lessons and 20 activities that teach kids over 75 essential skills they need to succeed. As kids progress through the adventures, they improve their pre-reading skills, memory, creativity, motor skills, listening and much more!

JumpStart Pet Rescue is available for purchase at Walmart, ToysRus, Best Buy and other retailers for $39.99. This game makes a great gift!

Click here for more information!


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Snow White Diamond Edition Blu-Ray Combo Pack

We were so excited when the mailman came today! We received the limited release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Diamond Edition. Tonight was the perfect movie night in Michigan because it was cold, windy, and rainy. We snuggled up on the couch and thoroughly enjoyed this classic Disney movie. Did I tell you that this pack is a blu-ray/DVD combo? I must also mention that it's only available for a limited time so don't miss this great opportunity!

Maybe you're thinking about purchasing a blu-ray player or, if you're not familiar with blu-ray, you should read this:
  • Up to 6x better quality than DVD
  • 7.1 Surround Sound
  • Immersive activity with games and special features
  • Kid proof-more scratch resistant (hallelujah!)
  • Plays both Blu-ray and DVD discs
  • Blu-ray also plays on Sony Playstation 3 players
Generations have celebrated the magical story, memorable music and unforgettable characters of Walt Disney's "Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs". Now, this timeless animated classic sparkles like never before with an all-new, state-of-the-art digital restoration and exciting new bonus features! The beautiful and kindhearted princess Snow White charms every creature in the kingdom except one - her jealous stepmother, the Queen. When the Magic Mirror proclaims Snow White is the fairest one of all, she must flee into the forest, where she befriends the lovable seven dwarfs - Doc, Sneezy, Grumpy, Happy, Bashful, Sleepy and Dopey. But when the Queen tricks Snow White with an enchanted apple, only the magic of true love's kiss can save her! Share this beloved classic with your family and celebrate Snow White's happily ever after again and again.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs has been unavailable in any form, since 2001. The film earned at 1939 honorary Academy Award for "significant screen innovation which has charmed millions, and pioneered a great new entertainment field". And now, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Blu-Ray becomes the ultimate home entertainment experience with state-of-the-art picture resolution and a pristine 7.1 Digital Theater System Hi-Def Surround Sound.

Rated G, with an approximate run time of 84 minutes and packed with extra features, this makes the perfect Christmas gift or addition to your home movie collection! Available for purchase through retailers nationwide. For more details click here!

Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Smart Bounce and Spin Pony

The Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Smart Bounce and Spin Pony is so awesome! Your little one won't want to get off and this will become their most favorite toy!

Active learning begins with a bounce. The Laugh & Learn Smart Bounce and Spin Pony bounces, spins, and rewards your child with lots of music and sounds, even without the TV. When you set up the wireless TV connection, your child's actions make big things happen on screen. The learning continues through three levels as your child grows. Saddle up to enjoy lots of game play, animation, music, sounds, friendly characters, tons of sing-along songs, and a long trail of exciting things to learn. There are 3 levels of learning to choose from. Level 1 teaches action and reaction for children 12 months and older. Level 2 teaches letters, numbers, and other lessons for children 18 months and older. Level 3 teaches game play, word recognition, and counting for children 24 months and older.

The Fisher Price Smart Bounce and Spin Pony is available for purchase through www.fisher-price.com and other retailers nationwide. Visit www.fisher-price.com for great gift ideas from Fisher Price!

Special offer: Get $20 off a $100 purchase of Laugh & Learn
& Go Baby Go! toys. Click here for more information!

Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Fun With Friends Musical Table

Fisher Price has been making fun and educational toys for generations. They continue to come out with some of the best toys for infants and toddlers. This Laugh and Learn Fun With Friends Musical Table is so versatile and offers many different play and learn options!

Baby can learn letters, numbers, counting, first words, colors, shapes, opposites, animals and much more -- in English and Spanish! Musical fun includes sing-along songs, tunes, real instrument sounds and a variety of music styles.

Babies can move around the table or you can detach the legs so they can sit and play. The alphabet laptop flips open to introduce baby to sing-alongs and role paly. The counting phone helps children learn numbers from the keypad as they pretend to call friends. The 1st words book helps children learn to recognize words and phrases, while introducing them to the fun of reading. Making music is even more entertaining with sing-along songs, real instrument sounds and a variety of music styles, using the color piano.

There are so many fun activities do keep baby engaged and stimulated! Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Fun With Friends Musical Table makes a great gift for any new baby! Visit www.fisher-price.com for more great gift ideas!

Special offer: Get $20 off a $100 purchase of Laugh & Learn
& Go Baby Go! toys. Click here for more information!

My Princess Academy

Now your little princess can dress up like a princess and PLAY princess at MyPrincessAcademy.com! It's so much fun, you simply must check it out!

Haley loves the new pettiskirts and other accessories from My Princess Academy. I love the site and products because I know Haley is learning self-esteem and confidence. All their products are tested to be safe from lead and other harmful chemicals. You can be assured that you're buying good quality products from My Princess Academy!

MyPrincessAcademy.com is a fun and interactive site where your little princess can play interactive games and engage in exciting activities. This website offers princesses around the world a chance to have fun while learning new skills, gaining confidence, and discovering how to feel like a real princess while all the wonder, magic, skills, and self-esteem a princess possesses.

My Princess Academy really focuses on the positive development of young girls everywhere. I must admit that I enjoy it myself. So even princesses who have graduated (moms) to queens will enjoy the website and products from MyPrincessAcademy.com! It's a great, fun way to spend time with your little princess.

You'll also find great gift ideas for other little princesses in your life! They offer dress up clothes and accessories (don't forget the tiara!), room decor, and other great gifts! You can order them, have them gift wrapped, and shipped! Every princess would be so excited to receive a gift from My Princess Academy!

Special Offer: Start Christmas shopping now and take advantage of 15% off any order. Click here to shop and use Promo Code "princessvip".

Monday, October 5, 2009

V-Moda Vibe II Review

All American Mommy recently had the pleasure of reviewing a pair of V-Moda Vibe II earbuds with microphone. The sound was amazing! I compared my $40 earbuds with the V-Moda Vibe II and there just isn't any comparing! It's so clear. These earbuds are like listening to music as if you're right there. I absolutely love them! I also love the the sleek in-line hands-free microphone! The mic is perfect for all moms and dads on the go!

V-Moda Vibe II is revered as the most acoustically advanced headphone for all iPhone and iPod models. They feature call/music control button and reengineered 45-degree plug. These premium components, made of stainless steel alloy, are complimented by a luxurious fabric cable and removable sport earhooks. State-of-the-art acoustics bring the experience of a live music event to portable music players as the hands-free microphone and control button make calls effortless.

V-Moda Vibe II functions are compatible with all Apple products and other portable music devices and computers. The microphone is also compatible with VOIP, Skype, and others.

Vibe II with Microphone is available for $128 exclusively through Apple, both in retail locations and online at apple.com, as well as at shop.v-moda.com. The product is backed by a risk-free satisfaction guarantee and a one-year premium warranty. Please visit v-moda.com for more information.

About V-Moda: V-Moda is the music lifestyle brand based in Hollywood, California. It designs and markets innovative products that are inspired by the sonic sensation of live concerts and club DJs from the Balearic Isle of Ibiza, Spain, to Hollywood, and beyond. V-Moda offers the utlimate music experience where technology, design and fashion collide, resulting in an unmistakable vibe.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

New Kids DVD Releases (5 Pack Giveaway)

Help is Here: See "Fireman Sam" in action in this thrilling collection of firefighting adventures! Join your pals, Fireman Sam, Norman, Mandy, and Radar as they make courageous rescues throughout the town of Pontypandy. Fireman Sam saves the supermarket on Fire Prevention Day, helps the rescue dogs find missing people, shares important safety tips, and makes a daring helicopter rescue in the midst of a forest fire. Fireman Sam is here to help you learn about fire safety, teamwork, and having fun with your friends. Episodes Includes: "Paper Plane Down", "Hot & Cold Running Sniffer Dog", "Hearts on Fire", "Perilous Path", "The New Hero Next Door".

Hero Next Door: Fireman Sam is on the scene for more heroic adventures in five fun-filled episodes for the whole family! Team up with Sam and his firefighting crew as they teach that safety comes first. Learn lessons about tackling challenges big and small, and the dangers of fire. So be prepared and come along for four-alarm fun with your favorite hero next door, Fireman Sam.

Jungle Friends: Grab your safari hat and get ready for a one-of-a-kind musical Jungle adventure! Join your best friends Barney, BJ, and Baby Bop as they laugh, dance, and sing through an enchanted rainforest and learn about all of the amazing plants, animals, and insects that call the rainforest their home. Watch and learn as kids play with monkeys, collect butterflies, and search for the legendary Higgledy Piggledy Pear Tree in this super-dee-duper tale of friendship and fun.

Sharing is Caring: Celebrate a day of giving with Barney! A toy drive inspires Barney and his friends to donate their old toys and learn the joy of sharing. Through magical storytelling and super-Dino surprises, Barney helps his gang discover that generosity brings a smile to everyone's face. Baby Bop(TM), BJ(TM), and the rest of your pals can't wait for you to take part in the warm-hearted fun. You'll have a ball as you learn that friendship and sharing go hand in hand.

Let’s Go on Vacation: Pack your bags with Barney(TM) & Friends(TM) and join this loving purple dinosaur for a vacation filled with musical adventure and a whole new world of fun! From exotic new foods to exciting new friends, the trip turns into a singing and dancing celebration of the differences and similarities between cultures. And the gang quickly learns that the things that matter most - like family and friends - are the same the world over. Don't miss a magical minute.

Giveaway: One lucky winner will win this 5 pack of DVDs. Browse around my new tabs at the top of my homepage. Let me know what feature(s) you like best and why. This feedback will help me to provide more of what you, as a reader, would like to see on All American Mommy. Please be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win. 3 extra entry options:
1) Follow this blog. 2) Post this giveaway to your blog. 3) Tweet about this giveaway. Ends 10/31/09.