Monday, August 29, 2016

Walmart Gift Card Giveaway

Just in time for back to school or just for no reason at all. 
Enter to win this $100 Gift Card Giveaway. 
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Welcome to the Walmart Gift Card Giveaway Event! A big, fun event, brought to you by a lot of great bloggers! 

And an extra thanks, to the great co-hosts: Animal Bliss, Cha Ching Queen, and Deliciously Savvy.

This is a great prize, to help with anything you need, from back to school, and more!

Good luck everyone!

The Giveaway!
One lucky winner will receive a $100 Walmart gift card! Open to Worldwide entries. Ends 9/20/2016. Enter using the GiveawayTools form, below:

 Disclosure: The bloggers involved in this giveaway were not compensated, and are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Lil' Blog and More will be sending the prize out. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter this giveaway. This giveaway starts August 29th, 2016, and will end on September 20th, 2016 at 11:59 pm. The winner will be emailed, and have 48 hours to respond, or a new winner will be chosen. Once a winner is drawn and confirmed, the name will be announced on the GiveawayTools form.

Monday, August 22, 2016

What is your Baby Stroller Style?

  There are so many decisions to make when you become a parent and one of the most important will be your eventual Stroller style. It is easy when you have a newborn, they sit safely in their carrier that  locks into the stroller but once they are out of the seat and facing forward, it is a different stroller game. Joggers, walkers, singles, doubles or more. There are so many baby stroller brands on the market and making the right choice is key.

Susan at Mom's Stroller has a great site on Stroller Brands  where she details all the brands and styles on her site. She is very information and honest in her review and you can find great information along with a very helpful comparison chart. 

Another important feature to look for in a stroller would be the weight of the stroller and the ease to fold it up or down. There is nothing more important than being able to multi task when you have your hands full. My husband and I chose something that folded quickly and was light enough for me to put in our minivan by myself.  

My husband is a runner so his choices for a stroller were much different than mine. A great place to check out any information regarding what type and kind of jogging stroller is from Lara Coffee at Run Stroller Run. On this Mom blog site there is a wealth of information that also includes the important steps prior to a big race. 

Amy at Stroller Envy has a list of questions that will get you ready to make your Baby Stroller Brand Choice.

  • How often will I use the Stroller
  • Who will be using this stroller? Tall daddy? Grandmother who cannot lift?
  • Already have Children? Are you having twins/triplets?
  • Which activities will I be donig with this stroller? Jogging or taking a walk to the park?
  • How will I store this stroller? Is it big and bulky or can it fold into a small space?

Tell me, what is your favorite Brand of Stroller? 

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Mellannni Fine Linens Giveaway

Mellanni Fine Linens Giveaway (3 Winners!) Ends 9/01


Deliciously Savvy Is Hosting Another Fabulous Giveaway In Which 3 Lucky Winners Will Receive a Set Of Mellanni 1800 Brushed Microfiber Sheets! Total RV $180! Winners Will Choose From Queen Or King Sheet Sets In White! Enter Today & Good Luck!

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Sponsored By: Mellanni

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PLUS a Big Thank You To All of The Blogs Helping To Promote and Make This Giveaway Huge! Thank You!


3 Lucky Winners Will Each Win a Set of Mellanni 1800 Brushed MicroFiber Sheets in White (Queen or King Size) A Total RV of $180!

And Now The Giveaway!!!

Giveaway Dates ~ 08/02 9PM EST until 09/01 11:59PM EST
Entrants must be 18 years old to enter and giveaway is open to US residents only.
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This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated or associated with Facebook,
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This giveaway will end at 11:59PM (EST) on 09/01/2016.

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Medela Freestyle Giveaway

   I am so excited to help promote a giveaway with  EHCS . This family owned company is honoring Breast Feeding Awareness month by  giving away a Medela Freestyle Pump to one lucky Winner. If you are expecting a baby or you know someone who is then enter below and good luck.

The winner of this pump will receive:

  • Freestyle breast pump with 2-Phase Expression and one-touch letdown
  • Tote Bag
  • Lithium Ion rechargeable batter (lasts up to 3 hours)
  • AC adapter/charger
  • Time & Digital backlit display (great for those late-night pumping sessions!)
  • Removable cooler bag and contoured ice pack
  • Four 5- ounce (150ML) bottles and lids
  • One double pumping kit
  • Two medium (24 mm) PersonalFit breast shields
  • Two large (27mm) PersonalFit breast shields
  • Two Freestyle breast shield connector bodies
  • One set of tubing
  • Two Membranes

The Giveaway is live until 08/31/2016
Good luck to everyone and if you don't win the pump, did you know your insurance will likely cover a breast pump? Click this link and EHCS will see if your insurance will cover a breast pump. While the Freestyle requires an upgrade fee, other breast pumps like the Medela Pump In Style Advanced Starter Set would be covered at 100%. You can also email any questions to

Good Luck to all who enter the giveaway - Tell them Happily Ever Rushed sent you!
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Monday, August 1, 2016

Back to School Giveaway

Be sure to check back for daily entry options :) 

Back To School with Mead Five Star Giveaway Ends 8/15

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 Deliciously SavvyIMHO Views, Reviews, & Giveaways Michigan Saving and MoreHappily Ever RushedDaily Deals from a Nerd MomDorky's DealsLife of a Southern Mom, That's Just Life 

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~1 Winner~
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Prize Bundle includes
Five Star® Expandable Backpack, Five Star Flex® Hybrid NoteBinder®, Filler Paper, and an assortment of notebooks/folders from the fashion line.

Check out Amy & Aron's Real Life Reviews review of these awesome products --->>> Click Here 

Thanks you to all of the bloggers promoting this giveaway. All of our giveaways are so much fun when we do it all together.

Now for the fun stuff. This giveaway is open to US. There are daily bonus entries for sharing this giveaway on your social media channels. It's okay to share it with your family and friends, they'll want to enter to win too!!

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Influencing the Creativity of the Child Through Drawing today.

Edda from Homesthetics is guest posting on the blog. The question is how do you influence your child to create through drawing. Thank you Edda for the great ideas and for your first guest spot on Happily Ever Rushed.


Influencing the Creativity of the Child Through Drawing Today

For centuries art has shaped humanity for the better, being a factor of immense importance in the development of the mind, of the beautiful and in the well-being of the individual. This affects us all, it soothes the mind of the adult, it emphasizes the development of child, it transforms the educative process creatively. The effects of drawing and coloring today are not recognized by schools all around the world today yet the few that do have confirmed repeatedly times the results of numerous studies: art emphasizes the development of the young mind as it plays a crucial role in the development of cognitive, physical and social skills of the little one.

The impact of artistically actions in child development is immense and in the following rows we will go through a few ideas that will highlight their relevance. It is utterly important for one to encourage the little one in pursuing this activities,  questions like “what to draw ?” should never arise as everything that surrounds us can be put under an educative, fun light to help the little one. More details on the effects, after the break.

Motor Skills Development
The movement realized by one`s hand in drawing and sketching naturally creates a connection between the imagination of the individual and reality, bringing the super realm closer to them, emphasizing their creativity and imagination, encouraging one to pursue his dreams.
In this beautiful, simple act the coordination between one`s mind and hand, the connection between pencil or paintbrush and hand tightens, things start to naturally fine tune towards an ideal balance that in life will develop into coordination, intuition and naturalness in movement.
Language Skills Development
Sketching, drawing and painting are great moments for the little one, especially if you draw with them, if you help them portray what they envision, these are moments in which they become communicative and a really strong bond is created.
At a young age the child will do his best to explain his making, his drawing, it offer details about a story that led to the drawing and he will naturally develop his language skill indirectly;  you as a parent will have the opportunity present shapes and color in an educative seamless manner through drawing by his side. Be there for them.
Making Decision

Art is more than meets the eye and the process might have a bigger effect that one would think on a child as the tinkering with color, lines and shapes helps the enfant make decision. Very soon he`ll choose what paper to use, what colors and what to draw. Multiple sources of inspiration can help him but in no way he should be overwhelmed by the quantity of information. Make him a consumer of the art environment, learn him about the necessary beauty in our world and lead them away from the mass consumerism that devours children these days; drawing, coloring are remedies.09-Learn-How-to-Draw-a-Butterfly-on-a-Flower-Cartoon-Scene-Step-by-Step-Tutorial

Conceptualize and Shapes

At a certain point the child starts to show an interest in the realistic component of his drawings. At an age of only three a kid that draws often will want to represent his family. This drawing will look funnily enough to be framed or at least sit on the fridge forever. The connection between reality and imagination at this point is being realized at a concept level. The little one will use lines and circles to materializes what he imagines and this is a great moment, one that needs encouragement and support as the ability to conceptualize talks very much about life, the life of an adult as much as the child`s.
How often do we simplify the task and schedule in our lives only to take a grasp at the bigger picture, to have the impressions of control in ensemble? This conceptualizing process is at a smaller scale the thought process through which indirectly the child is going through. This becomes a crucial skill in life and drawing through various step by step processes can help in this endeavor a great deal. Showing a child how he can transform two circles into an owl is for him, at that point, like showing him a door towards the future.
Serve his appetite for knowledge and nourish his creativity, his imagination, the results will be beyond belief.

Photo courtesy to Homesthetics

Monday, July 25, 2016

Summer Culinary Giveaway

The Summer Culinary Giveaway! 1 Lucky Winner (RV$400)


There is plenty of Summer left for some good outdoor parties, enter to win this awesome prize and don't forget to stop and see your co-hosts!

Deliciously Savvy Is Hosting A Fabulous Culinary Giveaway and This One Is Geared For Summer! There Are Several Fabulous Items That 1 Lucky Winner Will Receive with a total RV of $400! So Far The Prize Value Is At $400! Enter Today & Good Luck!

Sponsored By: Amazing Sponsors Listed Below

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PLUS a Big Thank You To All Of The Fabulous Bloggers Helping To Make This Huge For Our Amazing Readers!

Take a Look At The Sponsors and Prizes Below Valued at $400!

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EasyRoll- Parchment Paper With Sturdy Box ($16 RV)
MIU COLOR’S® Crystal Glass Water Bottle #MiuColor ($46 RV)
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The Perfect Portion Cookbook ($30 RV)
Best Deluxe Salt and Pepper Grinder Set of 2 ($40 RV)
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Gear Ultimate Grill Mats - Set of 2 BBQ Mats ($30 RV)
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BTipsy Professional Cocktail Bar Tool Set ($15 RV)
Maestro of Comfort's Watermelon Slicer Corer & Server Tongs ($21 RV)
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$20 Gift Cards to Bruegger's Bagels! The best bagels ever!
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And Now The Giveaway!!!

Giveaway Dates ~ 07/25 9AM EST until 08/22 11:59PM EST
Entrants must be 18 years old to enter and giveaway is open to US residents only.
Any Questions Email Me At mcushing7 (at) hotmail (dot) com.
This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated or associated with Facebook,
Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This giveaway is valid only
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This giveaway will end at 11:59PM (EST) on 08/22/2016.

Good Luck! Enter Below

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