How To Prevent Your Child’s Stuff From Being Lost This Summer #ICCAMPMABEL

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Mabel’s Labels. I received a voucher to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.”

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Are your kids going to day camp, sleep away camp or a summer swim program?  My kids are g summer activities program at our local youth center. That means they will be bringing towels, water bottles, swim gear, bags, hoodies, toys, books and other things to a place where many other children have the same  stuff.  That’s a recipe for things getting lost or accidentally picked up by someone else.

To try to curtail lost or misidentified items, I label everything. Recently I went on Mabel’s Labels and ordered one of their Limited Edition Camp Packs.  The website was easy to navigate and the camp pack gives you a ton of labels and tags for only $39.95! I was able to customize the labels and the include labels of various sizes that are durable, dishwasher safe and there are even 2 bag tags that can attach to luggage, duffel bags and more.

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Limited Edition Camp Label Pack

Back by popular demand, the camp label pack is packed with a collection of UV resistant, waterproof labels and personalized tags designed especially for everything that goes to summer camp. Identify clothes and footwear, toiletries, swim gear, backpacks and more with these summer essentials.

  • 10 Personalized Name Stickers: 70mm x 16mm (2-3/4″ x 5/8″)
  • 24 Mini Custom Name Stickers: 38mm x 8mm (1-1/2″ x 5/16″)
  • 8 Custom Shoe Stickers: 33mm (1.3″)
  • 50 Tag Mates™ Stick On Clothing Labels: 21mm x 10mm (13/16″ x 3/8″)
  • 2 Personalized Bag Tags: 57mm x 32mm (2-1/4″ x 1-1/4″)

Bonus! Get a set of five fun postcards so your child can keep in touch the old fashioned way. *While supplies last.

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You can stay in touch with Mabel’s Labels on Facebook and Twitter. Mommy Ramblings’ Blog Readers from now until June 22nd, if you sign up for the Mabel’s Labels Newsletter and complete one additional social share, you will be given a one-time use coupon code. The discount coupons range between 15-50% off and there are free item coupons too! Go to Mabelslabels.com to get your discount coupon!

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Melting Pot: The 5 Most Culturally Diverse Cities in America

The United States has long been called the world’s melting pot due to the great number of immigrants that moved here at the beginning of the twentieth century and continue to come. Today, many cities welcome immigrants with open arms. Here are a few of the country’s most culturally diverse cities.

New York, New York

New York City was the starting point for many Europeans as they made their way to America in search of paradise. However, much of the cultural landscape has since changed; 28.6 percent is Latino, 33.3 percent is white, 22.9 percent black, and 12.7 percent is Pacific Islander. Within each of these groups is a range of people from various countries, primarily Italy, Ireland, China, Eastern Europe, and the Caribbean, creating an eclectic mix of food, art, music, and overall culture. If you love diversity, New York is definitely one of the best places to live.

San Francisco, California

Beginning in the 1850s, Chinese immigrants came in masses to San Francisco for a better quality of life. Today, the city has over 150,000 residents of Chinese heritage which comprise 21.4 percent of the population. San Francisco’s Chinatown is the largest outside of Asia – even larger than New York’s. An additional 15.4 percent of the population is Hispanic, making San Francisco the second largest melting pot on the west coast.

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Miami, Florida

Miami’s proximity to the Caribbean gives it a unique identity. Cuban, Puerto Rican, Haitian, and Dominican populations are large, each with their own unique neighborhood. This lends itself to a unique mix of food, music, and architecture. If you are in Miami, make sure you try a Cuban sandwich, made with pork, swiss cheese, and pickles on Cuban bread – a true delicacy.

San Antonio, Texas

Even before Texas became a state, it had a large Hispanic population, and today, the city has a completely different demographic. Over 50 percent of the population is Hispanic, making it the largest Hispanic population in the country. Authentic Mexican and Central American food is abundant, and many bars and restaurants deal strictly in Spanish. When in San Antonio, visit the Hispanic Heritage Jalapeno Festival and check out a Mariachi band or two.

Los Angeles, California

The beautiful weather and scenery attracts not only Americans from around the country, but also people from all over the world. Almost half of the population has Hispanic ancestry, 14 percent are Asian, and nine percent are black. The true beauty of the city is that its ethnic and cultural diversity creates a creative atmosphere that is found only in Los Angeles. Plus, if you love film festivals, Los Angeles churns them out in different styles and languages, from blockbusters to small, independent films.

Cultural diversity is the catalyst to attaining a more creative and tolerable living situation. Whether your family came 100 years ago or just last month, the country provides fertile cities to plant new roots for anyone searching for the “American Dream”. All you have to do is find out what that dream is.

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Customizing Your Bike With The Longest Lasting, Super Bright, LED Rim Lights

Our family loves to ride bikes and if you are looking for a fun way to customize your bike or your kid’s bike, I have a great product I want to share with you.  Adding super bright, long-lasting LED rim lights to your bike is so easy.  The Speed Racer rim lights come in packs of 6 lights-2 blue, 2 multi color, 2 green, they are rust resistant, 100% waterproof and able to be used in any terrain.

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They attach to the valve stem on your bike tires. Fits most bikes and has motion sensor LED technology, this ensures durability along with the 50,000 hour of lifetime on the lights.   See our video review below and on YouTube for a real time look at the super bright bike rim lights. The lights come complete with the AG 10 batteries. You can purchase these lights on Amazon.com.

 

Let me know how you have customized your bike or your kid’s bikes.  Have you added rim lights?

 

I was provided with these bike lights to facilitate my review, as always my views and words are 100% my own.

 


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Keep Multiple Mobile Devices Charged In Your Car Easily #PlusLifeGuard

Car Chargers for our smart phones are essential.  We need to know that we have the capability to charge our phones and mobile devices in the car.  Not only do I work from home and need my cell phone to be ready for me at all times to check and respond to business emails, take and make calls, check on the weather or other important things, it’s a contact point for my family.

 

I recently tested out the white and black +LIFEGUARD Car Charger 2.1 A and I was very impressed.  It has two USB ports so it can charge 2 devices at once, the front glows a nice blue color to show you the charger is working and believe me, it really is bad when you can’t tell and find out the hard way.  This way I know my charger has power and my connected devices are recharging.

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They device is compact and easy to take when traveling.  I am very impressed with it and you can purchase them right on Amazon.  Let me know if you have them and what your think.  Also let me know if you have any other questions about them.  I will be happy to answer them.

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SPECIFICATIONS:
Type: Dual USB Car Charger
Input: DC 12-24V
Output: 5V – 2.1A (Max)

Compatible Devices:
USB Output 1 (+IQ): All devices like iPad, iPhone, iPod, Tablets, Samsung Galaxy, HTC, Google Phone, Motorola, Sony, cameras, power banks etc.
USB Output 2 (1.0A): Cell phones and other small usb devices.

 

I was provided with 2 chargers by the company to facilitate my review.  As always all of my words and opinions are 100% my own.

 

 

 

 


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How To #FlavorYourSummer & Have More Fun While Spending Less

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FlavorYourSummer #CollectiveBias#FlavorYourSummer Tombstone PizzaSummer is almost here!  The unofficial start kicked off this holiday weekend and everyone has summer on the brain. With the kids out of school soon, it’s usually a time for planning their time off. Creative ways to have fun that don’t cost a lot of money are appealing to many families. I am amazed how some simple things can bring so much enjoyment and happy memories without a big price tag attached.

Convenience is also very welcome in our busy summertime routines.  As we finish the last few weeks of baseball, it seems we are rushing out the door as soon as the kids get home from school.  Dinner has to be fast and easy on those nights!

I was shopping in Walmart the other day, and noticed that Tombstone has new limited edition pizzas like Bratwurst and Diablo.

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I picked some up because they were a very good price and looked great. I thought they would be perfect for days we are rushing off to practice or when we are just hanging out at home enjoying some fun in the sun.

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This weekend we had a fun day at home for very little effort or money.  The kids had a blast drawing on the driveway with inexpensive sidewalk chalk, running through the sprinkler, playing with some inexpensive water squirters and we all enjoyed a dinner of Tombstone Bratwurst pizza and homemade strawberry limeade.

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The pizza was a huge hit, delicious and cheesy and the Bratwurst that complemented it perfectly.  The fresh sliced strawberries made our ice-cold, limeade extra special and we ended the night with a movie.

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We  spent very little but our memories and enjoyment of the day were priceless. Follow Tombstone on Facebook and Twitter.  Please share your ideas for having fun without spending a lot of money this summer.  I would love to hear your ideas.

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How I #ShareItForward With A Delicious Coca-Cola Float

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareItForward #CollectiveBias

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It’s nearly the end of the school year.  In New York we are finally experiencing warmer temperatures, even though we had a few days recently with frost warnings.  The unofficial start of summer is in full swing and there is no better time to kick back and share something refreshing with someone special.

 

I was in Sam’s Club recently and they were holding a demo where they were giving customers a full can of Coca Cola, mine said Superstar!

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Past the demo set up on the shelves were 32 and 35 can packs of Coca Cola. I picked up a 35 can pack at a super low price.  These large packs are perfect for all the upcoming celebrations that are happening in the next few weeks like Father’s Day, Graduation Parties, Family BBQs and more! I love that the cans have names of people you can share them with like Bestie, Grillmaster, Friend, Better Half, Dreamer, Bro, Sis, Soulmate etc.

 

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Looking at the names on the cans gave me some great ideas of how I could share them with special people in my life. I thought a great way to surprise my hubby with something special would be to make Coca Cola floats.  Coke and ice cream floats are so easy to make. We used vanilla and chocolate ice cream to make ours.

My husband said the floats with the vanilla ice cream were good but the chocolate ice cream and Coca Cola floats were beyond delicious! I made a printable that went along with the can and the float idea. Super simple it said, “To My Better Half”, just like the can and then had a picture of a boat and said, “You Float My Boat.”  He thought it was really cute and loved the whole idea, especially the refreshing ice cream Coke floats.

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Another idea I had was to share the refreshing beverage with a good friend and one of my children’s teachers. Pairing them with a Coca Cola glass and custom printed gift tag I made, I put them in a red gift bag and a theme gift was in the bag! It was a simple yet special gift to say thank you for all they’ve done.

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If you have big celebrations coming up or you want to celebrate hubby for Father’s Day or just because, give a gift to a teacher or friend, the large 32 can or 35 can packs are a great buy and perfect to have on hand. Let me know if you do try one or both of these ideas or one of your own. Please let me know what you did, and share it in the comments. I love to read your experiences. For even more inspiration out how others #ShareItForward HERE!

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Giveaway: Win One of 5 Mystery Warner Bros., DCKids Toy Baskets Valued at $50 Each!

We have a fun giveaway featuring some new videos from Warner Bros, including Batman Unlimited, DC Super Friends and Scooby-Doo!  To celebrate the new videos we are teaming up with Warner Bros. to bring you a giveaway where you can win one of five mystery toy gift baskets!  The Baskets are worth a minimum $50 each and will be picked by the staff of Warner Bros. and DCKids!  Enter below using the Rafflecopter widget and check out the video below.  Good Luck

 

 

Check out some of the amazing new videos from DCKids & Warner Bros’ new YouTube channels – included are favorites such as Batman Unlimited, DC Super Friends and Scooby-Doo! There will be many more updates over the next year, so don’t forget to subscribe to their channels!

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Here Is Your Chance To Get Up Close & Personal With Jimmy Fallon #MTFallonGetsWaxed

Jimmy Fallon is making history in wax. For the first time ever Madame Tussauds will unveil five, unique wax figures of the comedian and NBC’s “Tonight Show” host, Jimmy Fallon. The wax Fallons will be housed in Madame Tussauds U.S. locations in New York, Washington DC, Hollywood, San Francisco and in the newly opened location in Orlando, Florida.

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Check out this great clip featuring all SIX Jimmy Fallons:

 

Madame Tussauds New York is the interactive “must do” attraction, providing guests with unique opportunities to create memories with some of the world’s biggest icons. Prominently located in the heart of Times Square, Madame Tussauds New York is open 365 days a year at 10 a.m.  Save up to 25% when you buy your tickets online HERE!  During your visit use the hashtag #MTFallonGetsWaxed when you upload your photo with Jimmy onto social media!


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If You Are Visiting NYC, Don’t Miss This “Must See” Family Attraction

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In a few short weeks, school will be out for summer and if you’re like us, you are probably thinking and planning vacations and day trips for the family.  One great attraction for folks in the NYC area or those that will be visiting is Madame Tussauds. Located in the heart of Times Square, you will find over 85, 000 square feet of interactive entertainment for the whole family. Get up close and personal with over 200 incredible wax figures of celebrities, historical icons, sports legends and more. From Lady Gaga to Marilyn Monroe to Carmelo Anthony to the Marvel Super Heroes. The check out the 4D Theater featuring these legendary super heroes.  mt photo
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We are planning our trip to Madame Tussauds and I know my little ones are going to freak out when they see the Marvel Super Heroes. It will be such fun and thankfully not in the bone chilling winter cold like our last excursion to NYC.  So have you been to Madame Tussauds or will you be visiting soon?  If you are planning a trip to NYC, check it out, I am sure it will be worth the trip. Visit nycwax.com for more information.

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We will update with our trip soon and be holding a giveaway for at least 6 tickets to Madame Tussauds then as well.  Let me know what you are planning for this summer in the comments, I love to see what everyone is doing.

 

 


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What is Your #BeautyStory?

When people talk about beauty traditions or secrets, I don’t think I have any really big ones. I was always shown to just enhance the features you have but in a natural way, not one that makes you look like a cast member of a Broadway musical. I think eating well, not smoking or drinking alcohol in excess helps to keep my skin healthy and looking vibrant. I was never one that had the patience to bake in the sun, I was always off being active and I used sunscreen when sunscreen wasn’t cool. Using healthy products on my skin and drinking lots of water are some other ways I care for my skin and incorporate in my beauty regime.  So nothing special but common sense passed down to me from my mom who had great skin and no wrinkles when she passed at almost 82.

Speaking of beauty, the video below is about four generations of beautiful women.  I encourage you to take a few minutes to watch it.

Share Your #BeautyStory with CVS

Real beauty is found in real women, Dove knows that. This spring they’re celebrating that notion by celebrating some of the inspiring stories of beauty they have received. If you want to tell yours, here is your chance. You can share your #BeautyStory and let others know who in your life introduced you to Dove. This is a great way to say thanks to the inspiring women in your life this Mother’s Day season. 

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Keep up with your own beauty traditions with help from Dove and CVS.

If you visit CVS between 4/26/15-5/23/15, you’ll receive 50% off any one Dove product when you buy one of equal or lesser value. Be sure to take advantage of this great offer, and share your #BeautyStory today!

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I was compensated for this post as a blogger working with Global Influence, as always my views and words are 100% my own.


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