Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Jungle Jumparoo Giveaway

I am working with the makers of the Jungle Jumparoo for a giveaway of their new product. If you have kids then this is for you, read below about the fun but also the health benefits of the Jumparoo. The giveaway starts now and ends on July 31st. As always, thank you for stopping and visiting Happily Ever Rushed.


About Jungle JumpaRoo 

The Award Winning  Jungle JumpaRoo® as seen on Shark Tank has quickly become a family favorite.  Our mission is to safely help children be more healthy and active year round.  We are passionate about this incredible toy.  We want to share it with your family!

Inspired by a toy my family purchased from a farmer 30 years ago, we built the first units of the 
 Jungle JumpaRoo® in our home garage.  This turned our desire for a fun and energetic lifestyle into a business for others to enjoy.  Nothing has been more rewarding than to watch hundreds of children fill their days with meaningful exercise while playing on this toy.

All parents, grandparents and teachers want children to be excited about exercise.  Seeing them jump daily with big smiles as they interact with other children is extremely gratifying.  A truly safe jump toy for use - indoors and out - 365 days a year -
 Jungle JumpaRoo® is the entertainment for children of all ages.

We are thankful for the loyal fans and customers who have made this product a success.

The joy is in the journey and we look forward to a bright future with  
Jungle JumpaRoo®.

Taking jumping to new heights – A New Way to Jump!



Giveaway Information for the Jungle Jumparoo
Our 6 1/2 ft Jungle JumpaRoo®  is designed for ages 2 years & up. It is perfect for backyards, indoor playrooms, pre-schools, daycare centers and playgrounds.

The 
Jungle JumpaRoo®  is ideal for both indoors and outdoors. The metal steel poles are painted with a special powder coating that ensures a rust-free and weather resistant frame.

This allows for a longer lasting and durable product. The inner tube is also weather resistant and is acceptable to place in homes, on 
carpet, hard flooring or outside.

This product is for ages 2 and up, even younger children with adult supervision can enjoy bouncing while holding the secure poles.

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Don't forget to follow Jungle Jumparoo on:

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youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/user/JungleJumpaRoo

Click on the link below to Enter for your chance to win the Jungle Jumparoo, Don't forget to tell them Happily Ever Rushed sent you:

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Ohuhu Summertime Giveaway


Join in for another fun giveaway with different products. Don't forget to tell them Happily Ever Rushed sent you.


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Blogger Opp ~ The Summertime Giveaway with Ohuhu! (Free & Paid Options Available)

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Amazon Fire Phone Giveaway - Are you the Winner


                                                                                                      
We had an amazing turn out for the Amazon Fire Phone Giveaway. Thank you for all who entered. Congratulations to the winner!



                                                    

            
            

DIY - Picking the right paint color

 With our recently built home from Ryan Homes decorating seems to be taking forever. What we have the hardest time with is picking and then committing to a paint color.  I have painted the rooms for our daughters but that is all. We have so many projects that we would love to do but painting is one of the first on our list. With that being said, Kathleen is back with some great DIY on paint color. Check out this post and hopefully it will inspire!

Expert Tips on How To Select The Right Paint Color 

Whenever you consider decorating or repainting of your home, 

you need to follow certain rules. Of course, you probably have 

your favorite colors for all of the rooms and you secretly hope 
to realize your dream project as soon as possible, however, 
when selection of paint colors is concerned, you may need a 
professional advice.



Some people prefer more conventional atmosphere for their
properties, while other enjoy the latest modernistic in the interior
design. The right paint color will definitely create cozier and
more welcoming atmosphere for your guests and relatives.
Even if you want to play with colors and to show your creative
skills, you can take a look at the following lines and to read
some of the basic expert tips on how to select the right paint
color. This way, you will avoid the disappointment of choosing
an inappropriate color for your walls and you will save up a lot
of money that you will otherwise invest in new paints.


Thanks to this piece of article you will learn more about the right
combination of paint colors and how to make the right choice 
when picking a paint color for your rooms. Here are several 
basic tips from professional painters London to follow:

Pay attention to the Your Items And Furniture First

You need to consider the items and furniture that already exist 
in the room. Look around yourself – the carpets, the artwork 
and the upholstery may give you a hint for the selection of the 
color. In case the rooms have not been furnished yet, leave 
the paint color as a final procedure. Make sure that you will 
pick the desired furniture and other decorations and then 
combine the paint color with them. It is the easiest decision for 
turning your room into a modern and cozy place.




Avoid Trying a Paint Sample Against A White Wall

Examining a paint sample against a white wall is not 
appropriate decision because the paint color is usually 
affected by the things that surround it. Trying the paint on a 
white wall will only make it look darker than it actually is. This 
way you risk to choose a paint color that is too light and that 
won’t correspond to your expectations.

Try the Paint Samples At Home

The paint colors may look perfectly while you are in the store, 
but things can get quite different when you put the color under 
the lighting in your rooms. Do not forget to take paint sample 
home and to see whether it will fit the atmosphere in the room, 
before you apply it on the walls.



Do not Fall For Cliches
You may have heard that picking a neutral color is the wisest 
decision when you want to keep a balance in the house, 
however, it may be way too boring to have the same paint 
color in all the rooms. It is also true that many people pick 
white paint color, as it makes the rooms look brighter and vast. 
Of course, if you fall for that idea, there is nothing wrong to trust 
the white color, just keep in mind that nowadays you have a 
wide options when interior design is concerned. You can always 
add some modern elements and decorations that will 
immediately change the atmosphere there.

These are some of the basic tips that will help you to choose
the right paint color for your home. Make the rooms welcoming 
and comfortable by combining the colors that appeal you and 
follow the tips mentioned above to be sure that they will fit 
perfectly into your rooms.



Friday, June 26, 2015

Summer Dreams Giveaway - Free and Paid options

 Bloggers needed for both paid and free options - Join in for the Summer Dreams Giveaway and Blog Hop!
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Each prize must be a minimum of $20 rv.
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Teaching Sisters to be friends



   I am the mother to two beautiful, funny and kind little girls. They make me smile every single day. They are sisters and friends and so far it has been pretty easy to for their relationships to develop. My baby girl just turned two and my first girl is about to be four. The sound of them laughing while they play or catching them in the middle of a spontaneous hug are some of my favorite moments.





I adore and try to memorize the small things they do for each other. My older daughter will speak for her sister and I can tell that she isn't just guessing, big sister knows what her baby sister needs. She speaks for her and the little one appreciates it. I find it so sweet when once their issue is solved they walk off together and go about their business.

Last week my husband and I were outside with our project manager and the girls had wondered back inside. Out of the corner of my eye I saw my youngest come out of the door, look at me and quickly go back in the house. As I observed this exact same movement three times in a row. I realized something was amiss. I walked up to the deck and into the house to hear my oldest crying out for me. I realized my little was coming to find me because she knew her sister needed some help. No real danger but she did need help with some wiping issues in the bathroom. Her sister knew she needed me and like a tiny sentry she nervously paced back and forth until help was on the way. 

My girls have each other's backs!




The relationship between them is so young and blossoming every moment and I can't wait to see where it goes. When they giggle or share affection, I breathe it in and mentally burn it into my memory.  When one does something for the other or when my oldest daughter laughs hilariously at the little one, it makes my heart swell with pride.

How do I foster this relationship? How do I keep them as sisters and friends? How do I keep their connection strong? I know that it seems silly at this age to worry about their relationship but the thing is, I have three sisters.  

I love them

We are not friends, only sisters and I have always wanted to be both. 

This makes me sad and leaves me lonely for the kind of relationship that other sisters have. I know that all siblings don't have a close relationship and that it doesn't bother them, but to me its everything.  

For my girls,  I want something more. I want them to never feel alone, to always have a friend in her sister. When my husband and I are gone, I want them to have each other.





You can be just be Sisters,  but what about the connection that strengthens your bond? Your secret keeper, your champion, your ally in good times and bad. The sister that would defend your honor and fight off your bullies. That is what I want for my girls. It is every single thing that I don't have but constantly wish for.  When you move out of the house, go to college, get married, have kids or when your family goes through a scary time, are your siblings your support?

How do you teach your siblings that they are more than just siblings? What is a favorite moment between your children? How do you foster their relationship with each other? Are you friends with your sisters?

Share with me!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Verilux Giveaway with free and Paid options - Sign ups close 07/03

Check out this great giveaway from Verilux, you can be a co-host or do the free and paid options. Don't forget to tell them Happily Ever Rushed sent you!



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Driveway and Final Grade update

  Well, we finally have a driveway. Once they finally poured the concrete (3o days later) we spent the 10 requisite 10 days off the driveway. We have now had a driveway for 20 official days and were told the final grade would be right after that. We are now going on 11 days and no grade.

It is darn near the end of June and our yard is still full of overturned earth, nails from the nail guns and rocks.  Originally when I started tracking my experience I was honestly overjoyed with anticipation and floored by the amazing customer service. But now, I am just emotionally exhausted. Our project manager started out as one of my favorite people at Ryan Homes and now I am not sure how I feel about him at all.

I get it. I understand. Winter work has a deadline of June 30th (per our contract) but I am so tired of the run- around. We have houses on our street that no one has moved into and they have final grades, driveways and exterior paint.  Our house is still just part-way done. 

I did not imagine being into the end of June and still have no grade for our yard. I am sorely disappointed in the fact that because Ryan Homes pushed themselves to the deadline that the quality of work on our house has disintegrated. Our project manager is treating us like we ask for something completely crazy when all we want to know is WHEN? 





How did we go from the awesome experience to us being almost embarrassed by the lacking state of our outdoors.  We made a mistake by signing without knowing all of the things that come afterward. We had no idea what this would be like once you signed. 

Here is my advice: IF you are planning on building then make sure your house will be finished in the summer or fall because if there is work to be done after winter then you will be last in line. After all, you are paying your mortgage and no longer matter to Ryan Homes.  Its on to the next new home, forget that at one time you were a priority. 

My daughters will once again go with no  yard for the summer. I have now thrown their birthday party and was actually grateful for the rain. This way I didn't have to explain why we don't have a yard and why it is taking so long.




For those that followed me, you know how much I loved the experience of building and now I am left with a bad taste.  To then be dis-regarded by our project manager was almost too much. 

And so we wait again. Our play-set is in our garage and has been for 2 months. This was meant to be their birthday gift and we celebrated on Sunday.  I hope their is another survey to fill out. They stalk you for that 30 day survey and now I know why. After 30 days it is so long, good luck enjoy your dirt pile. 

I will do another update when we even have a date for our final grade or the rest of our exterior paint is done?  Your guess is as good as mine...



Friday, June 19, 2015

Health & Beauty Giveaway

Thank you for stopping by Happily Ever Rushed today, I love all my visitors, friends and bloggers who support me by reading my blog, entering my giveaways and sharing with me.  Today is a great giveaway for Health & Beauty so enter, share with your friends and family. Good luck and please stop back!

Deliciously Savvy's Health & Beauty Giveaway

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Wendell August Waterfall Salad Set Giveaway

I love this giveaway because Summer for us spells entertaining and these bowls would make any party beautiful. This is a great product and will add a bit of fancy to your every day serving dishes. Enter to win for your chance to own the Wendell August Waterfall Salad Set and don't forget to visit your hostesses! 

Welcome to our Wendell August Waterfall Salad Set Giveaway~

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Sponsored By Wendell August

Do you know those people that only buy "Made in America" products? Well, I have become one of those people and this is why we are pleased to offer this giveaway to you. This giveaway is about much more than "Made in America" products but about introducing you to a company that offers personalized, handcrafted gifts that will be memorable for whoever you choose to receive it. These products make giving a Hostess gift effortless and oh so easy.

The Wendell August Waterfall Salad Bowl Set will transform any ordinary table into a sleek, stylish one where you will proud to invite people to sit at. This will also transform any salad into a work of art. You can read Tammie's review of the product by going HERE. Onto the giveaway~

Onto The Contest Rules~

  • 1 reader will win a Wendell August Waterfall Salad Bowl Set. rv $99.00

  • This is open to the U.S. only

  • This Sweepstakes will end on 6/29/2015 at 7 p.m.

  • All entries will be verified

  • Winner will be notified by email and have 24 hours to respond or another will be chosen. pankuch1605@hotmail.com is the email it will come from.

  • Must be 18+ to enter

  • Void where prohibited by law

  • Full terms and conditions are the entry form below

Disclosure- [Happily Ever Rushed] is not associated with any of the companies named above. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received Open to the US 18+ only. Confirmed Winner(s) (by Random.org) will be contacted by email. Winner(s) have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this giveaway. My blog is not responsible for product shipment/delivery nor did I receive compensation. Only 1 prize per household. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements. Entrants must only enter with either one email address, IP address and/or Facebook account, anyone found violating these rules will be disqualified. It is at the sole discretion of the admin of the giveaway if the winner has met the rules or not. For questions about this giveaway or to have me promote your product, Please email Tammie at info@tpankuch.com.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Learning to swim



    I don't remember a time when I didn't know how to swim. We grew up in Arizona and always had a pool in our backyard, I barely remember a time where we used water wings as a swim aide. Water was never somewhere I felt uncomfortable, unsure or unsteady. I remember my sister's and I had the beautiful golden tan of children that play outside and the green hair of blonde kids that spend too much time in chlorinated water. My life as a swimmer eventually brought me to a swim team where I swam for a few years and then into High School where I lettered as a freshman for our swim team. I spent most of my time in a bathing suit. My love for water also was part of some of my first jobs when I decided to become a lifeguard in high school and the first year of college. What college girl wouldn't want to earn her party money by getting a tan outside? 

I taught swim lessons to little kids in water wings (floats) and it was one of my most favorite parts of working at the country club. I loved their excitement and how cute they were in their little bathing suits and their little hands holding onto the side. That was 18 years ago and it feels like yesterday. In the blink of an eye. It is a different kind of summer, I am a mommy and my almost four year old daughter has inherited my love of the water. Even as a baby she loved to swim, each year she got older her love of the water increased. There is something magical that happens for me when I switch her into her swimsuit and cover her skin with sunscreen. Something about the way she smells while we our outside, her warm skin, and slightley damp bathing suite brings back the memories like a dream. I want her to remember the same things as I did when I was floating in the pool.

                                                                           





























When winter tosses its frozen blanket over our life for the long winters, I find my daughter playing in the sink and running around in her bathing suit. She pretend swims in the tub and has whole days that revolve around pretend swimming. Such is her love for the water, that no change in weather stops my darling girl from getting a little wet. This summer things are different and we don't have a pool in in our new neighborhood but we did buy the requisite hard plastic pool that we put on our deck so our little water bug can play. I realized this year that she has become more and more comfortable with the water and that for her, for us, for the utmost safety we have to get her some swim lessons. I believe in the safety that has to come around water. I know there have been too many innocent children who have accidentally drowned or were in a situation where saving themselves wasn't an option. I know that as careful as my soon to be four year old is around water that there is always the potential for danger. The time has come to teach her how to become an actual swimmer.
Are group lessons the best option or would a one on one class be our best fit? Summer isn't just about fun, summer and splashing in the pool. Its about the look in my daughter's eye when she knows a sunny day is upon us and that we will be filling up her pool for playing. 

Until she can swim, even leaving her for a moment with her water wings on is out of the question. Water wings deflate, kids slip and fall below the water and those are the times when a parent would say.." I only turned my back for a minute". Her quite confidence in the water paired with her bravery for try new water tricks has motivated me. My youngest daughter didn't inherit my gene for water and rather hates it. Sister will only stand in the water or reach in from the outside of the pool. So tomorrow I will google for swim lessons, find a club, a teacher, a center or an indoor pool that my baby can learn to swim. I am equally excited and fearful for what comes with the independence of learning to swim.  

What age will you teach your child to swim and what options will you choose as your best path? Do you believe the love of water can be passed down?

Share with me and as always, Thank you for stopping by!


Sunday, June 14, 2015

The ABC Homeowner's Guide to Plumbing

Kathleen is back with some great advice on plumbing, you can do this on your own making this another great idea for a DIY!

You can see more DIY for your home here, here and here.



Homeowners often forget about the plumbing system of their home until some kind of problem appears. Since almost everything is hidden behind the walls, you can discover the serious damage when it is too late, which could be bad for you. When it comes to plumbing systems, there are some general rules which every homeowner has to know in case of an emergency. Therefore, I prepared a simple guide which includes some tips about coping with complications with the plumbing efficiently and promptly.

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The problems with the plumbing system are something normal in the household and that is why it is better to be prepared, in case you have to manage with the things on your own. Undoubtedly, the best way for handling unpleasant complications with your plumbing system is to call a professional. For the complicated problems you will certainly need the help of experienced plumber but with a proper maintenance, you can avoid a lot of troubles. If you want to be able to handle the simple problems and avoid spending money, every time something happens with the plumbing system in your home, you can read the tips below which will prepare you for any situation.

  Make sure that you always have tools – In case of an emergency, you need to have a set of tools which will help you. You don't have to buy complicated ones that you don't know how to use. I assure you that a solid wrench for the pipes, a water meter key for immediate stopping of the water and a plunger will be more than enough for handling the ordinary problems.

  The first thing to do in case of an emergency – Emergencies could happen any time and because of that you always need to know what to do. The first and most important rule is to immediately stop the water by closing the main shutoff valve. This device is usually situated close to the meter which determines the amount of water you use every day. Make sure that you find the location of the main shutoff valve and remember where it is because you will need it.

  How to handle cloggings – We all know that the plunger is an important tool when it comes to cloggings in the toilet or some other place. However, there is another device that can help in situations like these and it is called toilet auger. This is a tool which every plumber uses and which you can get too. The auger can reach any place in your toilet and handle difficult blockages, for which the plunger won't be enough. Your sink can also get clogged very easy and this usually happens when the device is not cleaned properly. By cleaning, I mean the removing of food leftovers and other little parts which can block the pipes and cause very unpleasant problems.

  Inform all family members about the main shutoff valve – This is another important rule which could save you a lot of troubles. You have to make sure that every member of your family knows the location of the main shutoff valve. In case of an emergency you may not be able to get to the device yourself, so another person will have to help you. A problem with the plumbing system could appear even when you are not at home and your kids should know what they have to do.

  Don't forget to inspect the plumbing system – The best way, you can prevent problems and complications with the plumbing system in your home is to make regular inspections. Many people overlook this simple rule and by the time they discover the problem, it is already too late to fix it alone. You have to look for any cracks in the exposed pipes, as well as for any signs of leaks or other problems. It is not necessary to do this each day but at least every few months.

Don't forget to stop by and check out my playroom benches - This is an easy idea you can do quickly and makes a big statement!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Best of the Best Summer Giveaway

It is Summertime already and Karen at Karen't Got Mail is doing a great giveaway with some fun products. Take a minute to enter for these great products. Ellas's kitchen, Plum Hill, Radius, Silkberry baby and more. Thank you for stopping by Happily Ever Rushed and don't forget to visit Karen over at Karen's Got Mail! 


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                        SummerGiveaway


Welcome to the "Best of the Best Summer Giveaway"! This giveaway features some of the best products that have been featured on Karen's Got Mail. I have teamed up with a great group of bloggers for this giveaway!

Best of the Best Summer Giveaway Prize Package Includes -

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  Silkberry Baby - One Bamboo Ruffle Romper (Girl) (ARV $25.99) (Color options: Ikat bloom, Lemon print, Apple print, Sizes available: nb-3m, 3-6m, 6-12m)

                      teachmy6

Teach My - One Learning Kit of winner's choice (ARV $39.99) Teach My has just launched in 2000 Walmart stores! Walmart is investing in Women-owned businesses!

                    jj9

  Jack N' Jill Toothpaste -
  • One of each 5 flavors of toothpaste (Banana, Blackcurrant, Blueberry, Raspberry and Strawberry)
  • One Silicone Tooth and Gum Brush
  • One Dino Bio Brush
  • One Wash Bag (ARV $55)
                 ek5

  Ella's Kitchen - Prize Package featuring Ella’s Kitchen as part of the Made to Matter, Handpicked by Target Campaign.  (ARV $30)
  • One Coconut Water Electrolyte Drink with Pears + Berries
  • One Coconut Water Electrolyte Drink with Banana + Ginger
  • One Amaaazing Apple + Zucchini Smoothie Drink
  • One Mmmighty Strawberry + Red Beet Smoothie Drink
  • One Superrr Sweet Potato + Mango Smoothie Drink
  • One Made to Matter, Handpicked by Target Canvas Tote Bag
                            dansko3
  Dansko - One pair of the Sophie Sandal (ARV $120)
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  Fresh Baby - Prize Package (ARV $39)
  • Eco-Friendly Water Bottle
  • Kid’s Collapsible Water Bottle
  • Farm Fresh Market Bag
  • Farmer’s Market Tip Sheet
  • 2 Pop Maker and Snack Pouch
  • MyPlate Foam Puzzle
  • So Easy Toddler Food Cookbook
              radius4
  Radius - One Tour Travel Toothbrush and one Totz Plus Toothbrush (ARV $10)

            plumhhill
  Plum Hill - One Plum Hill Essentials featuring all natural body care products that are good for your skin and good for the planet. This gift set includes 2 oz. versions of the sugar body scrub, body oil, hand and body wash and a lip balm. Available in five scents: Asian Pear & Lily, Coconut Lime, Cranberry Orange, Island Woods and Winter Vanilla (ARV $19)

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  Me4Kidz - One Medipro First Aid Kit Pod (ARV $10.99). Each First Aid Pod includes 100 items to keep you prepared for your basic first aid needs.  oemi3
  Oemi Baby - One Oemi Baby Bag in Grey (ARV $295) cc4
  Cookie Cutter Kingdom - Summertime Cookie Cutters (ARV $18)
  • Sandcastle
  • Pail
  • Swim shorts
  • Surf board
  • Sunglasses
One lucky reader is going to win the Best of the Best Summer Giveaway Package valued over $600! This giveaway is open to the US only. Giveaway ends 6/26/15 at 11:59 PM EST. Enter using the Giveaway Tools form below. Good Luck!  
  Karen's Got Mail and the participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill prize obligations.