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ANNOUNCEMENT: I am going to be making the leap and switching to Wordpress! While I am doing so I am going to be changing the name of this blog to FAMILY FOCUS BLOG. I think this will be more reflective of its nature. I will still report on family fun, eco tips, giveaways, products, and causes that you may find helpful or interesting with a focus on going green and saving money! This process will be begin 1/28 and should be done by 1/30

Kidzmet $400 Summer Enrichment Scholarship Giveaway

>> Wednesday, April 13, 2011

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kidzmet for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I just discovered a really neat website- Kidzmet!

"Kidzmet:  Helping Kids Discover Who They're Meant to Become By Connecting Teachers, Tutors and Coaches with the Local Students They Were Meant to Teach"

Kidzmet lets you sign up for a free account. You can then have your child complete their pairing portrait. You will then receive an in-depth evaluation of your child's personality type, innate strengths and talents, and predominant learning style. This sounds like a really fun, informative tool!  An individual profile is created for each child and teacher, which helps Kidzmet pair students with teachers that intuitively know how to help them play to their strengths.  ALL Kidzmet member teachers, tutors and coaches offer complimentary trial classes to new students so that you and your child can evaluate how you feel about both the activity and teacher prior to committing to a series of lessons.

"We all need to work together to cultivate an appetite for learning in our youth by feeding them subject matter in a way that celebrates and embraces their unique spirits. "

Enter to win Kidzmet $400 Summer Enrichment Scholarship

The scholarship money can be put toward whatever the child desires--a family camping trip, summer camp, horseback riding lessons, a new instrument, etc.  The giveaway ends April 24, 2011 so go check out Kidzmet today!

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I am Moving to Wordpress from Blogger!

>> Saturday, January 29, 2011

All comments are closing right now but will reopen after the move!

ANNOUNCEMENT: I am going to be making the leap and switching to from Blogger to Wordpress! While I am doing so I am going to be changing the name of this blog to FAMILY FOCUS BLOG. I think this will be more reflective of its nature. I will still report on family fun, eco tips, giveaways, products, and causes that you may find helpful or interesting with a focus on going green and saving money! This process will be begin 1/28 and should be done by 1/30

THANKS for your patience!  new website address:


Blue Lagoon Anti-Aging Day Cream Review and Giveaway

>> Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Well, I just heard about the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa located in Iceland and I must say, it sounds fabulous! The Blue Lagoon geothermal seawater is a part of an ecocycle where nature and science work in harmony. The geothermal seawater comes into contact with cooling magmatic intrusions and captures the earth’s minerals, resulting in this unique natural source known for its healing power and actives. The readers of “Conde Nast Traveller” voted Blue Lagoon as the best medical spa worldwide!

For those of us that can't visit the Blue Lagoon Spa at the moment, they have created a line of Blue Lagoon skin care products that are designed to provide you with the energy of the geothermal seawater and its active ingredients: minerals, silica and algae. They offer a variety of face and skin care ranging from Silica Mud Mask to Mineral Intensive Cream.

"Blue Lagoon Iceland skin care, a true naturceutical brand, provides a perfect harmony between nature and scienceThe Blue Lagoon natural ingredients and products are both in- vitro and in- vivo tested to prove their results they are designed to deliver. The production methods are green and environmentally friendly. Our high-performance formulations pamper all the senses and make your daily skin care regime a joyful Icelandic experience."

I was lucky enough to get to try Blue Lagoon Anti-Aging Day Cream. This intensive collagen care day cream is enriched with patent-pending natural Blue Lagoon deep-penetrating complex and Blue Lagoon geothermal seawater. Blue Lagoon Anti-Aging Day Cream helps boost skin’s natural defense system and prevent UV-induced collagen degradation. This innovative formula is designed to help prevent premature skin aging and the appearance of wrinkles. It contains SPF 15. I found that it went on nicely and sunk right in without leaving an oily feeling or appearance and yet it did leave my very dry skin feeling moisturized. I enjoy using the Blue Lagoon Anti-Aging Day Cream. Of course, my daughter wanted to see what all the fuss was about too!

One lucky reader will receive the 50ml Blue Lagoon Anti-Aging Day Cream- daily care moisturizing and nourishing cream enriched with patent-pending natural Blue Lagoon bl_m5 complex² and Blue Lagoon geothermal seawater. ($145 value)

Giveaway Dates: December 22, 2010- January 17, 2011 Midnight CST

How to Enter:
Do one or more of the following and post a comment below about each action you took. Each comment will count as a separate entry so your chances of winning increase but only the #1 entry is required.

1. Visit Blue Lagoon and tell me another product you like to try
2. Follow Moms Wear Your Tees Blog in right margin w/ Google Friend Connect or subscribe to RSS feed
3. Like the Blue Lagoon Facebook page
4. Like the Moms Wear Your Tees Blog Facebook page in the top right margin
5. Tweet and leave URL: Enter to #win @BlueLagoonIS Anti-Aging Day Cream #Giveaway $145 value @MWYT
6. Blog about this giveaway with a link to this page (+2 entries)

Giveaway Rules:
GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Winner selected through #42, wildcat32.

Blue Lagoon did provide me with the cream in the hopes that I would share my honest opinions. I received no monetary compensation and the opinions expressed are my own.


Yummi Bebe Earth Friendly Apparel 50% off Today Only

>> Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Everything in Yummie Bebe's eco-friendly holiday items category will be 50% at checkout today, December 21st, only! Just use discount code mwyt50. Plus free holiday shipping until January 1st.

So what is in the holiday items section anyway?
Well, Yummi Bebé is an earth friendly apparel company that sells infant/toddler clothing that is either organic, made in the USA, or fair trade for sizes 0-6 years. Yummmi Bebe's holiday selection is packed full of eco-friendly clothing finds such as these:

These adorable 3D Chunkee Monkee Socks come in size 0-24 months. They have pop-up details that will keep your child's attention and capture their hear. Theses sock has nonskid rubber on the sole to keep first time walkers from slipping.

This organic red dress with ladybug is really super cute! It is available in 6 months- 4T. It is made by Twirls and Twigs and they are known for their inventive designs using only eco-friendly fabrics, dyes and designer extras. This is a comfy style dress with adorable ruffled top hem. It is machine washable and made from organic cotton and recycled polyester with 7% Spandex.

This Long Sleeve Dear Onesie has a lap neck and snap bottom for easy dressing.
It is made from 100% Peruvian Pima cotton jersey in solid red with green trim. It is
screen printed on both sides with the deer theme. Available in 0-12 months.

What makes Yummi Bebe stand apart from other baby boutiques is that they are the world’s first Regenerable Apparel Company. They have an open return policy which allows for new clothes to be returned for account credit and gives others the opportunity to purchase the items in its 2nd and 3rd generation state. Pretty cool, right?! And 50% off is always cool so check out Yummi Bebe today and don't forget to use discount code mwyt50 for 50% everything in their holiday section.


Great Puzzles and Brain Challenging Toys: Brain String Advanced, Escher Mirrorkal, Magic Beans, and the Magic Kid

>> Monday, December 20, 2010

Here are some great toys that really challenge the brain and get those wheels turning! Stretch a child's mental muscles or your own with these unusual puzzles.

Brain String Advanced
This top selling puzzle has multiple sides, colored strings and easy to grasp rubber tips. Brainstring Advanced is designed to stretch your puzzle solving skills to the next level. To solve the puzzle, maneuver the tabs so that each side has only one color and the knot is untied. This puzzle is meant for age 7 and up, sharpens critical thinking skills, and is great for keeping kids occupied on long road trips because there are no pieces to lose!

Escher Mirrorkal
This visually intricate and rewarding reflecting puzzle features the art of M.C. Eshcer and is a must have for all puzzle addicts! In Escher Mirrorkal, five of Escher’s images are cleverly transformed into a puzzle by renowned inventor Ivan Moscovich. You can't go wrong with a puzzle created by two genius creators. This brain teaser is also aimed at age 7+.

The Magic Beans

The Magic Beans are a great introduction to the Art of Balance and can be enjoyed by those aged 3+. These 5 wooden beans pose a design and balance challenge to young and old alike. Make your own designs and learn about stability with these wooden beans made of a beautiful combination of beechwood and light colors. A challenging and absorbing toy, it is perfect for the small playspaces or the desktop. Hone your balance and concentration skills!

The Magic Kid
The magic of spinning tops and magnetics challenge hand-eye coordination with this shapely quartet of high-gloss Beechwood pieces. Watch the The Magic Kid spinning tops orbiting the wand without collision, or use the magic wand to push away the tops or to make them keep spinning. You can explore and create your own tricks with these 4 elegantly designed wooden pieces with magnets hidden inside. The Magic Kid teaches about balance, gravity and magnetics - all in one beautiful toy!

And now the challenging part is picking just one of these entertaining brain teasers!


Bark it Furward- Leave a Comment and Milk Bone will Donate $1 to Canine Assistants

>> Saturday, December 18, 2010

It’s Good to Give… Tis the Season After All! I thought I would share a program called Bark it Furward with you. It was created to raise awareness and funds for a non-profit organization that trains and provides service dogs for children and adults with physical disabilities called Canine Assistants. For nearly 20 years, Canine Assistants has provided 1,000 service dogs to people across the country, giving them the chance to have more independent lifestyles and Milk-Bone® has been a charitable partner to Canine Assistants since 1997. Every time you buy Milk-Bone® dog snacks, a portion of the proceeds goes to help the Canine Assistants® organization!

Without the help of any government funding, Canine Assistants relies on the generosity and private donations made by philanthropic partners to help pay for the training of these special needs dogs. This service is so needed that there are actually over 2000 people on the waiting list! Bark It Furward was created by Milk-Bone® brand to educate others about the inspiring work being conducted by Canine Assistants. By joining the Bark It Furward movement, you can help raise awareness and much needed funds to provide assistance dogs for people with disabilities.

So how can you help?
Leave a comment! It is as simple as that.
For every comment this blog post receives, Milk-Bone® will donate $1 to Canine Assistants! Tell your friends too!

THANK YOU for leaving a comment-this simple action will help raise awareness and money for the Canine Assistants organization, forever changing the lives of people with disabilities.

Bonus Giveaway:
One comment will win a Milk Bone Prize Pack with Milk-Bone Soft & Chewy treats, Milk-Bone Essential Plus Oral Care Crunchy Bites, and a Milk-Bone "It's Good to Give" bandana.

Giveaway Dates: December 18, 2010- January 4, 2011 Midnight CST

To Enter:
Leave a comment (which will earn $1 for the Canine Assistants thanks to Milk Bone's generosity!) Leaving 7 comments earns $7 and 7 chances to win!

1. Leave a comment with what you like about the Bark it Furward or Canine Assistants.
2. Leave a comment saying you follow this blog with Google Friend Connect or RSS
3. Leave a comment saying you like this blog on my Facebook page (link in top right margin)
4. Leave a comment saying you like Canine Assistants on Facebook
5. Leave a comment saying you like Milk-Bone on Facebook
6. Share this link on your facebook wall so your buddies can earn a few dollars for the cause too! (Leave a comment letting me know)
7. Tweet this link so even more people can help earn money for Canine Assistants! (Leave a comment letting me know!) Example tweet: Bark it Furward- Leave a Comment and Milk Bone will Donate $1 to Canine Assistants plus a MilkBone giveaway @MWYT

Giveaway Rules:
GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! Winner selected through #198, mail4rosey.

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Eco-friendly Infant and Kids Clothing Yummi Bebe 30% Discount

>> Friday, December 17, 2010

Now here is a really cool concept that I haven't run across before! Yummi Bebe not only offers organic apparel for infants and kids, they also let you return your Yummi Bebe clothing at anytime! Based on the condition of the item, the customer will be given store credit, and the items will either be resold at a reduced price or recycled. By doing this, Yummi Bebe is really proving that are are an eco-friendly apparel store in a whole new way! This return policy decreases the amount of landfill waste created by minimally used baby garments while reducing consumer costs. Pretty cool, huh?

Yummi Bebe green kids apparel sells infant and toddler clothing (through size 6) that is either made in the USA, eco friendly, or fair trade. They believe in being socially responsible in all that they do. At Yummi Bebe, they have irresistible clothing, and an irresistible store policy that makes being green affordable! Yummi Bebe offers hats, shoes, socks, Blankets & Bedding, Bath, Bibs & Burpclothes, and Holiday Items.

"What makes Yummi Bebe unique is that we are the worlds first regenerable apparel company. Our new clothing can be returned at any time allowing others to purchase items in their 2nd and 3rd generation state."

Yummi Bebe is offering my readers a special 30% OFF DISCOUNT coupon code- just enter MWYT at check out. The coupon is good from Friday, December 17th, to Monday December 20th. Yummi Bebe also offers FREE HOLIDAY SHIPPING until January 1, 2011.

You can keep up with Yummi Bebe's latest specials with Yummi Bebe on Facebook and Yummi Bebe on Twitter.

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