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Give a Rose That Lasts Forever #Giveaway

Roses are beautiful, but they die so fast when cut for bouquets. Sure, you can dry and press them, but that does not leave you with a vibrant, beautiful flower. Wouldn’t it be amazing if they could stay beautifully preserved forever?

If you like that idea, you will love, The Eternity Rose. They take a natural rose and create a gorgeous work of art by electroforming it with 24 karat gold. Then, they cover the leaves and petals in a radiant glaze.

The leaves are treated in a way that dissolves the green tissue, leaving the underlying leaf structure. This reveals a beautiful lattice framework that they coat with 24 karat gold and then glaze.

Each rose is crafted by hand and is truly unique. I recently ordered one of their purple glazed roses. It was presented in a beautiful case that cradled this breathtaking flower with care. The rose is absolutely stunning, you can see more on our video below.

They have roses available in so many beautiful colors on their website. They also have, exquisite pendants and earrings made using real miniature roses. They even have gift sets of their roses and jewelry. These roses make perfect gifts for Valentine’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries and more. Why not give a gift that will be around for longer than a week?

I have good news, we are holding a giveaway and you can enter below for your chance to win a pendant or a pair of earrings of your choice from, The Eternity Rose!

Giveaway:

The Eternity Rose is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings! One of our lucky blog readers will win their choice of a pendant or earrings (subject to availability) from The Eternity Rose! Thank you to The Eternity Rose for the review rose and for sponsoring this amazing giveaway on Mommy Ramblings! Good Luck! Open to US residence in the contiguous 48 states.

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Disney Junior’s Minnie: Helping Hearts DVD #Giveaway

If you are growing tired of snow, ice and cold winter weather, take heart because Minnie and Daisy are on their way with Happy Hearts and Helping Hands!

Whip up some hot chocolate and cuddle up with the kids to watch Minnie and Daisy in their newly released DVD, Minnie: Helping Hearts. Remember spring starts next month!!!

Friendship Wins

The Happy Helpers are on their way!  When their friends need help, these two BFFs are at the ready! As the Happy Helpers from Mickey and the Roadster Racers, Minnie and Daisy can complete any task at hand, whether they are babysitters, personal assistants, or cruise ship directors leading the Valentine’s Day dance contest! Every day is an exciting new adventure and you can always count on the Happy Helpers to show up with happy hearts and helping hands!

Voice Cast:

Russi Taylor as Minnie Mouse; Tress MacNeille as Daisy Duck; Bret Iwan as Mickey Mouse; Daniel Ross as Donald Duck; Bill Farmer as Goofy; April Winchell as Clarabelle Cow and Jim Cummings as Pete.

 Episodes:                          

  • The Happiest Helpers Cruise!
  • The Big Broadcast
  • Adventures in Buddysitting!
  • Lights! Camera! Help!
  • Grandpa Beagle’s Day Out
  •  Artful Helpers
  • Cuckoo La-La
  • Figaro’s New Friend

Executive Producer:       Rob LaDuca

Co-Executive Producer and Supervising  Story Editor:  Mark Seidenberg

Ratings:                             TV-Y (US); G (CE/CF)

Run Time:                         96 minutes

Giveaway:

Disney Junior is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings! One of our lucky blog readers will win their own Minnie: Helping Hearts DVD! Thank you to Disney Junior for the review DVD and for sponsoring this great giveaway on Mommy Ramblings! Good Luck! Open to US residence in the contiguous 48 states.

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5 Family-Fun Valentine’s Day Activities

When you have a tribe of kids like I do, it can be hard to just get away with my husband. I know it is important, but sometimes, it is just not possible. We tend to embrace the time we do get alone together, no matter when it occurs. I guess, it is good that I am a, “fly by the seat of my pants” kind of girl. With Valentine’s Day coming up, I thought I would highlight some things you can do as a family to celebrate your own house full of love.

Bake Something Sweet

Set aside to bake some sweet treats. It does not have to be a complicated recipe. It should be something everyone can take part in. It can be as simple as opening up a box of cake mix and making some cupcakes. Let the kids take turns adding the ingredients and then pour the batter into some festive Valentine’s Day cupcake liners.

Make a simple buttercream frosting, or if you are so inclined, open up a can of ready-made frosting. I know it might get messy, but let the kinds help you frost the cupcakes. I like to pipe my frosting on, so it can be fun to let kids try that. Have some fun showing them the different tip patterns and let them take a guess as to what kind of design it will create.

To top your cupcakes, use candy conversation hearts, red, pink or purple sugar crystals, sprinkles, cinnamon candies or a milk chocolate heart placed in the center.

If you would rather make a cake, use heart shaped cake pans to make it fun. If you love baking like I do, you can find all kinds of festive cupcake liners, baking pans and decorative accents online or in your favorite store.

Make homemade cards for each other

Sit down at the kitchen or craft table with an assortment of cardstock, construction paper, markers, decorative paper punches, ribbons, stickers, crayons, paper lace doilies, glue sticks and scissors and craft homemade cards for each other. Have your child write a poem and print it out. Then glue the poem to the inside of the card.  There are so many great ideas on sites like Pinterest for inspiration.

Make a Fun Family Video or Photo Slideshow

Take all those great moments you have captured as photos or videos, and put them together to create a special slideshow or video. Editing software like Photoshop Premiere Elements 2018, makes it easy to make instant movies. You just put in the media, make some design choices and enjoy the results in minutes. You will love the way it turns out, and people will think you spent hours editing. If you don’t have that software, there are many other programs that will work. You probably already have something on your computer to do it. When finished, you can share it on social media, as well as, cast to your TV for everyone to enjoy together.

Make A Coupon Book

Cut out some dollar bill size strips of construction paper and then staple 10 together to form a coupon book. Give everyone a book and let the make coupons for things they would do for someone. Kids could offer to clean the bathroom, take out the trash, walk the dog etc. When everyone is finished, put the books in a bag or box and let each person pull out a random coupon book. If they pick their own, have them put it back and try again.

Have A Special Valentine’s Day Family Meal

Sit down together, and plan the menu for a special Valentine’s Day Breakfast or Dinner. Some breakfast ideas are heart-shaped waffles or pancakes. Dinner can be simple or elaborate. A heart-shaped cookie cutter can be used to create sandwiches in the shapes of hearts.

When you have decided on a meal and menu, assign everyone a part and work together to create a meal with love you can all share. Make your table super festive with Valentine’s Day linens and fun paper roses that the kids will have a blast making.

I hope these ideas gave you some inspiration on you can celebrate the love of your family this Valentine’s Day. Let me know some of your best family ideas for celebrating Valentine’s Day.


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Here’s A Unique & Special Valentine’s Day Gift

Looking for a unique and special gift for Valentine’s Day?

How about something you won’t find in any store? One where you don’t have to guess about size or color? A gift that won’t have you wondering if they already have one? Sound good? I thought so, it is a completely customized magazine cover called YourCover that will show the ones you love how special they are!

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Where can you get one?

I was just getting to that, you are excited! It is easy to create a YourCover, all you need is a special photo. With YourCover’s online tool it is easy to create that perfect, one-of-a-kind cover in 3 easy steps.

Step 1-Choose a Template from a selection of over 80 designs

Step 2-Upload Your Photo (you can add an optional 2nd photo if you choose)

Step 3-Personalize The Headline

 

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How Soon Can You Get It?

You are not a last-minute shopper are you? Did you forget about Valentine’s Day? No Worries, YourCover can be delivered instantly as a photo file download you can print at home. If you are one of the planner types buying your gift with time to spare, YourCover can print and frame your special cover (prints are $19.95 and frames range from $10 – $40).

YourCover  is a unique gift for birthdays, holidays and milestone events – Sweet 16, New Baby, Wedding, 1st Birthday, Anniversary, Sports, Dance, Music, Hunting, Fishing, & more.

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Want to save a little?

I know you do, who doesn’t? Mommy Ramblings’ Readers can  Save 20% Off  your entire purchase using the code USFGVD20 at YourCover.com.

Let me know if you do take advantage of this offer and how that special YourCover came out.

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Kinivo ZX100 Mini Portable Speaker With Enhanced Bass Resonator-Valentine’s Day Gift Pick

KinivoValentine’s Day is fast approaching, if you are looking for a gift for the the sweetie or all the little sweeties  in your life, I have a great idea. I love listening to music, podcasts, watching Netflix  and online tutorials when I’m cooking, taking a bath, sewing, crafting or doing some mundane task.  However, I find that if I’m not very quiet or  the water is running, it’s hard to hear, even with the volume on max.

 

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Enter the Kinivo ZX100 Mini, a litte speaker that is big on sound!  The speaker is small and lightweight,  great for travel.  It comes in great color combos so you can personalize them to the person you are giving ti to or yourself.  Enhanced bass resonator and rechargeable battery are just some of the awesome features of this mini speaker. The speaker is compatible with iPods, iPhones, MP3 Players, CD Players, Laptops with 3.5 mm audio socket.  You can even connect multiple speakers for maximum sound.

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Product Features

  • ERCD – Expansive Resonator Construction Design to give the best low frequency output
  • Compatibility: all iPods, iPhones, MP3 players, CD players, laptops with 3.5-mm audio socket. (Does not support Bluetooth)
  • Full-bodied, 360-degree sound
  • Ultra-portable compact size with long-lasting internal chargeable battery
  • Modular design: connect Multiple Speakers for Maximum Sound

 

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Kinivo is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!  One lucky blog reader will win a Kinivo ZX100 Mini. Thank you to Kinivo for the review product and for sponsoring this fantastic giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!Open to US residents.

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Some Practical Gift Ideas For Valentine’s Day!!! Travalo Fragrance Atomizer Giveaway!!!

When one thinks about Valentine’s Day Gifts, they think about chocolate filled satin hearts, roses, and stuffed animals bearing loving sentiments.   Where is the practicality?  Okay, I know…most want to be showered with candy, flowers and stuffed bears but for those who are looking for some different ideas, we have some!

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Want your man to look his best all the time.  With the ShaveTech, innovative electric razor he can get that smooth as a baby look and feel anywhere!  Sleek, fashion forward styling make this razor no larger than a smart phone but no smart phone can do what this can!  Perfect for home or travel and the handy usb charging arm flips right out and in so everything he needs is right in one unit!  Available in white or black with brushed silver trim.

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The ShaveTech uses USB powered state-of-the-art technology, so that it can be charged anywhere! Just by plugging the ShaveTech into any standard USB port, he can charge his electric razor with ease, free of the frustration of finding an unoccupied electrical outlet and packing any bulky adaptors.  When not charging, the ShaveTech USB port flips up directly into the razor itself, making it easy to grip for a close shave.

 

With its sleek, lightweight design and compact body, he can take the ShaveTech with him wherever he goes.  The lightweight and portability make it great for the gym, work or travel. The ShaveTech comes with a soft pouch for protection and a cleaning brush to keep the ShaveTech operating at its peak cutting capability.  You can follow Shave Tech on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Another great idea for travel is the Travalo.  If you receive some perfume for Valentine’s Day the Travalo will help you take it along with you wherever you go with no leaks.  This pocket sized refillable fragrance atomizer can be refilled in seconds directly from a big fragrance spray bottle.

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Refilling the Travalo is easy and you will not need a funnel or anything else!  Now you can keep the Travalo in your purse, gym bag, car or office so you can freshen your scent from anywhere!  Follow Travalo on Facebook and Pinterest.

 

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Okay now a practical gift for men or women who really value practicality.  The Smart Sizzors are Scissors that do just about everything.Smart ‘Cut Anything’ Sizzors are multi-function scissors for general purpose use in the home, kitchen, office or workshop. The hardened, curved blades are razor-sharp and perform brilliantly where other scissors just won’t cut it.  Smart Sizzors’ sharp, professional grade hardened steel blades are so effective, you can cut through anything from paper to tough materials like blister packs, credit cards, tough boxes – even chicken bones!

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The curved blades are designed for safety and ease of use and prevent any cut edges touching your hands during use. The comfortable soft grip handles work equally well for left or right handed people, and an adjustable tension bolt allows you to tighten them up if they ever work loose, so they keep on working for years.

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An array of useful everyday tools such as a built-in bottle opener, nutcracker, garlic tool and wire stripper make the Smart Sizzors surprisingly handy for a whole host of odd jobs.  Follow AnySharp on Facebook.

 

If you like any of these ideas here are some discounts codes for you to use:

Valentine’s Discount Codes!

All Codes are good for 35% off your order through Valentine’s Day!

www.shavetech.com

CODE: HEARTS14

www.us.travalo.com

CODE: RED14

www.anysharp.com

CODE: FEB14

Would you like the chance to win a Travalo?  If so enter our giveaway below.  One lucky blog reader will win their own Travelo fragrance atomizer!  Thank you to the PR company for supplying the review products and for sponsoring this sweet giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Open to US residents.

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Share the Love this Valentine’s Day with New Treats from Nestlé!

Valentine’s Day is upon us!  If you are looking for some tasty ideas to celebrate with the ones you love, then read on.  Nestlé has some great Valentine’s Day themed candy you can use to create some scrumptious holiday treats.  I was recently sent some  SweeTarts Hearts, SweeTarts Heart Gummies and an assorted bag of ready to give Butterfinger, Baby Ruth and Nestle Crunch bars.

The candy bars are all ready for Valentine exchanges, so you can give a Valentine and a tasty chocolate treat in one neat little package.  Great for kids and classroom exchanges with friends and classmates.  The SweeTarts hearts looked so great on the strawberry cupcakes with the chocolate buttercream frosting I made.  They really dressed them up and let everyone know they were a sweetie!

Follow Nestlé on Facebook and Twitter to stay up on the latest news and product information!!!

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All ready for Valentine's Day exchanges!!!

All ready for Valentine’s Day exchanges!!!

 

Yummy, Tangy and Sweet!!!

Yummy, Tangy and Sweet!!!

 

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Warner Bros. Valentine’s Day Giveaway!!!

February is the one month of the year where everyone has love on their minds! It’s can be romantic, it can be love for your children or parents or you could just be a movie lover! Whatever you love, this February Warner Bros. has you covered with some amazing DVDs perfect for the whole family!

If you’re a love lorn poet, there’s the Peanuts Collection! If you want to smother your significant other with kisses we have the Looney Tunes Pepe Le Pew Collection, and if you want to solve some madcap mystery, I’ll bet Scooby-Doo is the one for you!

 

Who is Your Cartoon Crush? – Everyone has had a crush at some point in their lives, but do you know who your cartoon crush is? Is it Scooby-Doo? Charlie Brown? or maybe Bugs Bunny? Find out who you would be romantically perfect with!

Valentine’s Day Recipes! When I think of movie night, the first thing I want to know is… What are the snacks? Here are three easy and fun recipe’s perfect for your Valentine!

 

Want to win  one of the DVDs below chosen at random?  If so enter our giveaway using Rafflecopter below.  Good Luck!

Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown Deluxe Edition
A Charlie Brown Valentine
Bugs Bunny’s Cupid Capers
Happiness is… Peanuts: Friends Forever
Elmo Loves You
Looney Tunes Pepe Le Pew Collection
Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales: For The Love Of Snack

Rules:
Giveaway open to the U.S. only. Each household is only eligible to win One (1) Valentines Day DVD Chosen at Random via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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Disney, Wreck-It Ralph, Valentine’s Day Trading Cards!!!

“Why are your hands so freakishly big?”
“I don’t know, why are you so freakishly annoying?”
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Sometimes we don’t have the best way with words. This Valentine’s Day help your kids say something sweet to their friends with Wreck-It Ralph Valentine’s Cards!
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Wreck-It Ralph will be available on HD Digital 2/12 and on 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack on 3/5!
 
 

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“A Kiss Like This” by Mary Murphy Review & Giveaway!!!

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I cannot wait for spring and you will probably hear me mention that a dozen times at least before it arrives.  This Arctic blast we are experiencing can go back to the Arctic from which it came with bells on it!  I love looking ahead in the winter, love scheduling appointments in December for April at the doctor’s office but hate doing that in the Summer when they are scheduling for December!

Anyway, so looking ahead to the next month we have Valentine’s Day coming up and I just shared an adorable book with my little ones.  A Kiss Like This by Mary Murphy is all about how Mama and child animals express their love in a kiss.  It can be a fuzzy buzzy kiss like the bumble bees share or a fizzy bubbly kiss of the fish.  The unique way the pages are split and allow little hands to turn them and see the display of affection is so sweet.  If you are looking for a special book to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your little one, this book even saves the last kiss for you and your special Valentine.

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A giraffe kiss is very tall — just turn the page and see! Elephant kisses are long, of course, while tiny mice and bubbly fish have kisses all their own. Using a clever split-page format that makes for charming surprises, author-illustrator Mary Murphy shares a series of animal kisses that are sure to have babies and toddlers gurgling, giggling, smiling, and leaning over for their kisses, too.

What better gift for a new baby? The creator of I KISSED THE BABY! celebrates animal moms and babies in an irresistible novelty book.

Candlewick Press is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings.  One lucky blog reader will win their own copy of A Kiss Like This!  Thank you to Candlewick Press for the review book and for sponsoring this great giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Open to US residents.

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