Putting The Eureka AirSpeed EXACT Pet to the Test #EurekaPower (Giveaway)

I received a Eureka AirSpeed Exact Pet in order to complete this review. All opinions expressed are my own.

I really love having kids and pets. What I don’t love is having to pick up after kids and pets. It never fails that after spending all day cleaning the house somehow, someway my kids (or dogs) manage to mess it up the minute it’s clean. Eureka put my messy family to the test. Could the Eureka AirSpeed EXACT Pet Vacuum stand up to the Swigart household? Well there was only one way to find out.  With the help of my kids we emptied a bag of cereal on the rug with my heart palpitating the entire time hoping that this vacuum would clean it up.

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With exclusive AirSpeed Technology and pet cleaning tools, the Eureka AirSpeed EXACT Pet Bagless Upright Vacuum is designed to remove pet hair from your home. The Pet Power Paw removes pet hair from carpet and upholstery. An on-board crevice tool and PET dusting brush with plastic teeth grab pet hair from hard to reach areas. The high efficiency allergen filter helps to eliminate 99 percent of dust and allergens.

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Of course you can’t have a mess that doesn’t include the dogs so they jumped right in tracking the cereal pretty much everywhere.

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The first thing I noticed about the vacuum was how easily it was to push over the carpet. It really just glided right over it with little effort. The suction on the vacuum was amazing it not only got up every single piece of cereal but it actually picked up a ton of dirt and hair that were lurking underneath. I should have never doubted the suction of the AirSpeed Exact because it went above and beyond my expectations for a vacuum.

The Final Verdict….I think the pictures speak for themselves.

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The Eureka AirSpeed Exact Pet is available at Walmart for under $80! For more information you can visit http://bit.ly/NAeWmq to learn more.

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with See’s Candy

St. Patrick’s Day is such a fun holiday and not just because it also happens to be my birthday! It didn’t use to be much more than a day when you were suppose to wear green so that your friends at school wouldn’t pinch you all day. But in recent years I have seen more and more people turn this green holiday into a really fun event and I couldn’t be more happier. This year See’s Candy has even jumped in on the St. Patrick’s Day fun with their festive holiday favorites.

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I got a chance to pick out a few of my favorites just in time for the big day. Here’s what I chose.

Milk Chocolate Leprechauns: Catch him while you can. This festive fella is made of our finest aged milk chocolate. Approximately 3 ¾” tall. 24 leprechauns per pack. Kosher.

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Gold Treasure Coins: $9.95 A wealth of sweet wishes. This rich gift is made of solid See’s milk chocolate, wrapped in gleaming gold foil. Approximately 48 pieces.

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Kosher Milk Chocolate Shamrocks: $6.70 Tasty St. Patrick’s Day treats. Featuring our signature milk chocolate in fun shamrock shapes. Individually wrapped in vibrant green foil. Approximately 30 pieces per bag. Kosher.

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I absolutely ADORE See’s Candy! Not only do they have unique, fun and festive candies but they all taste delicious. I can’t wait to surprise my kids with these fun chocolate candies come St. Patrick’s Day, that is if they last that long! You can visit See’s Candy online for a full list of St. Patrick’s Day items or visit them at one of their many store locations around the US. Also I just noticed that their Easter selection was just posted online so while your there make sure you check out that as well.

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National Geographic Kids Ultimate Bugopedia Book (Giveaway)

*I received a Ultimate Geographic prize pack in exchange for my review. All opinions expressed are my own.

BUGS. It’s the one thing that most kids are completely fascinated with. There are so many different types of bugs that you could spend an entire afternoon searching for these creepy crawlers with your family. That’s one of the reasons why our family loves the new National Geographic Ultimate Bugopedia. It’s a book filled with fascinating facts, lively text and more than 400 amazing images of the weirdest and wackiest insects from all over the globe.

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The natural world experts at National Geographic have compiled the ultimate resource for kids ages 7-10. This fully photographic book features familiar insects such as bugs, beetles, wasps, bees, ants caterpillars, butterflies, dragonflies, spiders, flies, crickets and grasshoppers, and centipedes and millipedes. Each insect profile is accompanied by Did You Know? facts and fact boxes that provide the scientific name, size, diet, and habitat of each insect. So as your kids are having fun looking at insects from all over the world they will also be learning at the same time!

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The Bugopedia was selected as a 2014 Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students K-12 by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the Children’s Book Council, this fresh, exciting and accurate title allows bug lovers to get up close and personal with these amazing creatures. Along with the book National Geographic Kids sent me a Ultimate Ant Eater Bug Vac to help those of us who would like to look at bugs up close and personal without really having to touch them.

bug The amazing folks at National Geographic Kids is offering a insect-obsessed Mom Luck reader the chance to win a  copy of National Geographic Kids Ultimate Bugopedia AND a bug vac shaped like an anteater (ARV $51)! This prize pack will help young naturalists collect and identify insects,then safely release the insects back into nature. It’s so much fun!

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Lean Pockets Hot Combinations (Giveaway)

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Did you know that on average Americans eat the same meal four times per week? Lean Pockets brand surveyed 1,000 American’s and this was just one of the interesting highlights from that survey.

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Some other highlights from this survey included that nearly half of Americans think the lunchtime staple grilled cheese needs a makeover and almost 20% would give the turkey club a redo. So what do you think? I have to agree that I get bored with just a grilled cheese sandwich and could use something more savory at lunch time. Perhaps the LEAN POCKETS brand Three Cheese & Spinach sandwich would make the perfect solution to  a sandwich makeover considering that 49% of Americans think hot and savory is the most irresistible flavor combo.

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Last week I was sent a couple of boxes of LEAN POCKETS and after testing out the LEAN POCKETS® Chicken Jalapeno Cheddar pretzel bread sandwich this week for lunch I happen to strongly agree with that 49%!

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LEAN POCKETS sandwiches released the survey results to help illustrate how Americans can spice up their menus in 2014, using its latest product line which features 19 flavorful varieties. The protein and pretzel bread in LEAN POCKETS sandwiches deliver on the hot and savory combination consumers crave and help them introduce variety and flavor into their meals and snacks. To test them out for yourself head on over to Facebook and watch these fun Hot Combinations videos and grab a coupon or two while your there.

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Blue Nile Sterling Silver Branch Necklace (Giveaway)

*I received a sample to review. All opinions expressed are my own.

I love to wear jewelry, no matter the occasion. But since I am normally dressed in jeans and a shirt I like to tone it down a bit and wear jewelry that is simple yet still beautiful. Bile Nile has a gorgeous selection of jewelry and choices that are perfect for any occasion. A couple of weeks ago they sent me the Sterling Silver Branch Necklace and I haven’t taken it off since. It’s beautiful and can be worn with a nice dress yet it’s simply enough that you can wear it with your everyday clothes.

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Ideal for a touch of unique style, this chic branch necklace is complete with a cable chain and crafted from sterling silver.

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The necklace came in blue gift box which was wrapped in a silver bow. I loved this little extra touch and it is great to know that if your sending this as a gift you don’t have to worry about the packaging.

blue2I don’t particularly like necklaces that are long and hang really low so I really loved the length of this one. The length of the chain is 18 inches long and the total weight of the necklace is only 2.8 grams so you will barely notice that it is there. I really love this necklace! For more information on Blue Nile you can visit them online at http://www.bluenile.com/.

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Angry Birds Go! Telepods Pig Rock Raceway Set (Giveaway)

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Who doesn’t love Angry Birds?! I know I sure do and so do my kids. We have been playing the game on my iPhone for a couple of years now and it never seems to get old. Now Hasbro has taken the game even further with the Angry Birds Go! Telepods Pig Raceway Set. 20131219_6

Race head to head to topple the pirate pigs. Slingshot your kart through swinging obstacles and avoid the pigs to be the first to the finish line. Continue the racing action on your mobile device by using the included Telepods base to teleport your kart into the new Angry Birds Go app! The set includes two karts featuring Angry Birds Characters, one that is exclusive to this particular set.

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We have been playing the game for a few days now and the kids love it. It’s great to be able to play it two different ways for even more fun. The karts are placed at the end of the race way and with a single push of the button they are off. There are a few obstacles to overcome like the falling pigs and dynamite but that’s all part of the fun. We played the game on both a flat surface and a carpeted floor and it seems to do much better on the flat surface.

Overall we are pleased with the game. It’s something that all of us can play as a family or if either one of my kids wants to play by themselves that can do that too. You can learn more about Angry Birds Go! Telepods Pig Raceway Set by visiting Hasbro online. Don’t Forget to Visit Hasbro on Facebook and Twitter!

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Give The Gift Of Music This Holiday Season (Giveaway)

*I received products in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are based on my own experience.

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One of the best gifts that you can give your children is an outlet to allow their talents and creativity to flourish. Since my kids are both under 10 that are still learning and experimenting with different activities but one area that both of them have shown an interest in is music. My son sparked an interest in guitar about 2 years ago after Santa brought him a new guitar for Christmas. I was a little worried that he would be too young or not interested in playing but this ended up being the best gift he received that year. Shortly after Christmas he started taking guitar lessons and looked forward to learning new songs each week.

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This year my son decided that he wanted to learn how to play a new instrument and showed an interest in the drums. At first I started looking at retail stores but all they had were smaller toy-type drum sets that were more for younger kids. I wanted to buy him a real drum set that was not too big but not too small either. Thankfully I found the perfect drum set at Music & Arts.

Music & Arts has served students, teachers, and families through retail stores and school representatives since 1952. Based in Frederick, MD, the company specializes in instrument rentals, music lessons and band and orchestra instrument sales. Music & Arts was acquired by Guitar Center, Inc. in April 2005 to expand its offerings to the beginning and student musician.  Music & Arts now has over 115 retail locations in 22 states.

The Sound Percussion Deluxe Jr. 3-Piece Drum Set Black is the perfect drum set for kids who want to pick up an instrument, especially drumming. It’s designed with kids in mind and is smaller than a standard drum set. This kit includes a full hardware pack including a kick pedal, cymbal and hi-hat stands, and a throne. and complete with a 12″ cymbal and a pair of 10″ hi-hat cymbals. It comes in black, wine red and white finishes. It’s  more than I could have ever asked for in a drum set for my son. It’s the perfect size plus he will be able to grow into it until he is ready to upgrade to a bigger one. This particular drum set is priced at $149.99 and includes free shipping.

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Of course you can’t have a drum set with out drumsticks and Music & Arts has plenty of those to choose from. We received the Sound Percussion Hickory drumsticks and they are very reasonably priced at only $4.99 for the pair.

drumIf you would like to learn how to play an particular instrument but don’t know how Music & Arts has plenty of Instructional DVD’s like Jojo Mayer’s Secret Weapons for the Modern Drummer. This  three hour DVD  is recommended for drummers of every age, style, and skill level and is one of the most comprehensive and detailed volumes on hand technique ever produced.

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If your thinking of buying your children or other friends and family a musical gift this holiday season be sure to check out the Music  & Arts Holiday Gift Guide for some great ideas! Plus this guide includes a coupon for special savings. I am so excited to have found Music & Arts and will definitely be adding more instruments to our collection as my children grow and want to learn more.

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Holiday Gift Guide: Holiday Friends at Build-A-Bear (Giveaway)

*I received a product in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

When you ask my daughter what she wants for Christmas the first thing on her list is usually dolls, teddy bears and any other stuffed animal she can think of. In fact her room is full of stuffed animals but she loves them so much and gets so much joy out of playing with her furry friends. Each year for her birthday and Christmas we usually add a new stuffed friend to her collection from Build-A-Bear Workshop. I love their selection of animals especially when Christmas time rolls around.

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Last year you might remember me telling you about the Limited Edition Hello Kitty and Rudolph and Clarice Characters. These were such a hit on Christmas morning and I knew that this year I had to make it just as special.

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Build-A-Bear has many holiday friends to choose from including Frosty the Snowman, Pinky The Penquin, Merry Mouse and my personal favorite the big man himself, Wishes Santa. We were sent the Wishes Santa to review complete with all of his accessories. The moment I opened up the Build-A-Bear box I couldn’t wait to pull him, he is just adorable.

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We actually only pull out our special Build-A-Bear Holiday friends once a year and use them as fun decorations throughout the house. The kids always look forward to this and have actually started asking me when will we get to start putting them out. Whether your looking for a great gift for under the tree or a cute and unique holiday decoration be sure to check out Build-A-Bear!  Also I right now when you purchase any Holiday or Artic friend from Build-A-Bear you can get Pink Flurry Teddy for only $10 by using the code FlurryFriend at checkout.

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My Favorite Things Giveaway & Blog Hop

I love to give people gifts especially during the holidays!  This year 20 bloggers, including Mom Luck, have come together to bring you a list of all of our favorite things. What I love most about this is that no two gift basket is alike and each blog brings something unique to the table. The best part is that not only are we giving you some pretty awesome gift ideas but each of us is giving away a prize package that includes all of our favorite items! Just them out below!

Favorite Things Giveaway Aren’t these amazing gifts! Want to enter…Here’s how.

  • Take a look at the gift collage to see all the amazing giveaways you are about to enter!
  • Scroll down to see my giveaway up close.
  • Enter to win My Favorite Things prize package at the bottom of this post.
  • HOP around to all the other sites, check out their amazing prizes, and enter to win their gifts!

Giveaway Blog Hop - 2Click on the link below to visit each site and enter to win their favorite things prize. Each person has something amazing so be sure to visit them all and increase your chance of winning! Wouldn’t be great to win a few gifts and be able to mark those off your Christmas list?

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My Prize Package - 3 Today you can sign up below to win a gift box filled with my FAVORITE THINGS that I will mail it right to your front door. Below is a sneak peek at what my favorite things are. It’s easy and simple to enter just scroll down and enter using Rafflecopter, then once your done hop on over to the other blogs and enter for a chance to win some of their favorite things.

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 My Favorite Things include the following items from Bath & Body Works:

1. WallFlowers Luxe  Pluggable Home Fragrance Diffuser Set: Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Scent (Value $19.50)
2. Warm Vanilla Sugar Body Lotion ($12.50 Value)
3. Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Body Lotion ($11.00 Value)
4. Vermont Honey Apple ($11.00 Value)
5. Pumpkin Caramel Latte Scented Candle ($4.50 Value)
6. Pumpkin Apple Scented Candle ($4.50 Value)
7. Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Scented Candle ($4.50 Value)

Total Value: $67.50

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Celebrating Holiday Traditions with Hickory Farms #HickoryTradition

The holidays are quickly approaching and as they get closer and closer I can’t help but think about all of the Holiday traditions that we will be continuing this year. Some of our traditions include driving around the neighborhoods looking at Christmas lights, watching a Christmas Story on Christmas Eve, playing Dirty Santa and making Christmas cookies together for Santa Clause. I always look forward to these traditions and I hope that my kids will continue them with their families when they are older.

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 For more than 60 years Hickory Farms gifts have been a classic holiday tradition that brings family and friends together. I can remember having Hickory Farms at our house every year when I was a young girl. My dad’s company would send us a HUGE gift box filled with lot’s of cheeses, crackers and meats and I looked forward to that each and every year. Like my family many Americans have a fond memory of Hickory Farms at their holiday gatherings.

A few years ago I introduced my kids to Hickory Farms and now they look forward to that big box just like I did. In fact we just got our box from Hickory Farms last week and it didn’t take anytime at all for my kids to dig right in. They each love the cheeses and sausage but this year they got to try something new with the mixed nuts which were a HUGE hit.

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Hickory Farms is very proud to be a part of those nostalgic moments and continues to focus on and celebrate its long heritage of tradition and authentic holiday memories. Hickory Farms not only embraces passing down traditions through generations of families, but also creating new traditions and sharing them with loved ones

Hickory Farms is available In over 700 over their  Holiday Market stores and kiosks across North America, as well as in select retailers. You can also purchase gift boxes and baskets online at www.HickoryFarms.com.

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I would love to help you start a Hickory Farms tradition with your family. The amazing folks at Hickory Farms is giving one lucky Mom Luck reader a gift box just like the one I received above. To enter just follow the instructions below using Rafflecopter.
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Compensation and products for review were provided by Hickory Farms via MomTrends. I received a free sample of the product for the purpose of this review and to facilitate a giveaway.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Hickory Farms.