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Wild Kratts Launch A Toy Line!! Now You Can Play AND Watch On Netflix!

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Imagine if we had the power of this animal? What if......... CREATURE POWER! Gonna go wild, Wild Kratts! Wild, wild, Wild Kratts! Wild Kratts is one of the favorite TV shows in our house.  Adults and kids alike can enjoy (shhhhh, and learn) this show!  And now, okay, I'll say it, FINALLY, there are Wild Kratts toys!  My daughter flipped when she the Wild Kratts name.  It took her about two seconds to open and start playing with these toys. … [Read more...]

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Top 3 Dental Care Products from Listerine #Sponsored #MC

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I write often about the importance of good oral health care habits for adults and children.  We all know that the best time to start a good habit is when you are a child.  Listerine helps parents out by providing products that make it more fun.  When I'm choosing my top three products, I start with the one that my daughter has been using for more than a year, Listerine Smart Rinse.   No one likes to have cavities and Listerine … [Read more...]

Real Life. Real Stories. Be Active, Because “Like Mother, Like Daughter”.

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"Like mother, like daughter." I looked up the meaning of the idiom,  "Like mother, like daughter" and The Free Dictionary said, "Daughters tend to do what their mothers did before them."  Uh, oh!  That makes me nervous. I'm happy to say that I have passed on at least one positive thing to my daughter.  This year she joined the Run Club at her school!  I was so excited.  If you've been reading KLY, you know that I started running last year.  I … [Read more...]

DVD Giveaway: VeggieTales, Beauty and the Beet (US, Ends 11/1)

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Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.   Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you … [Read more...]

Group Giveaway: $100 Target Gift Card (US, Ends 11/4)


  Welcome to the Target $100 Gift Card Giveaway Event Sponsored by Target & The Honest Co at Target Hosted by Conservamom   The Honest Company prides themselves in bringing parents honest and better choices for their little ones. With a huge line of baby products from teethers to bathing products your little one will always have the option of great products to keep them clean, safe and happy. The Honest Co is known for … [Read more...]

Make Snack Time On-The-Go Easy And Delicious With Jif to Go Dippers #Sponsored #MC

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Rosie joined her school's Run Club this year (I'm a proud mama!).  Practice is across town from her school and we drive straight over from school.  It's no problem, but it means that her after-school snack is in the car instead of at the kitchen table.  Are you like us and find yourself eating in your car?  Depending on the snack, it can be ugly.  The worst ever for us (it lives forever in my memory and the detailing bill in my checkbook) was the … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Minecraft Bundle – Dummies Books! (US, Ends 11/8)

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From Wiley:  "Know any kids obsessed with Minecraft? If you know a tween, chances are you’ve definitely heard about Minecraft. Wiley is releasing a new line of portable guides that are perfect for readers in the clutches of the Minecraft phenomenon wanting to enhance their gaming experience covering Minecraft Construction, Recipes and Redstone. Or perhaps you’re a parent and your child has convinced you to purchase Minecraft for them and … [Read more...]

Burt’s Bees’ Is More Than Just Lip Balm – Natural Ingredients Set Their Skin and Body Care Products Apart

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I know Burt's Bees' from the amazing lip balm.  It works when others fail.  But what I didn't know was that they have an extensive line of skin and body care products.  What sets them apart from other brands for me, is their use of natural products.  Over 95% of Burt's Bees' products are made right in their own manufacturing plant in Durham, NC. The rest are made by other respectable American manufacturers.  They know and control the ingredients. … [Read more...]

Recipe: Hummus Appetizers That Are Finger-Friendly And Delicious! #NowThisIsSkinnyDipping #Sponsored

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I went to a blogger event recently where they served some delicious and smart hummus appetizers.  How can an appetizer be smart, you ask?  Well, first of all it's healthy.  It's smart at a cocktail party to reach for the hummus appetizer.  Your stomach and scale will thank you the next day!  And.... this is an important one... it's easy to eat.  Yes, I am THAT guest who spills bruschetta all over herself.  The one who awkwardly shoves a huge … [Read more...]

Capture And Share The Adventure When You #GoProatBestBuy @BestBuy


  This past weekend, I volunteered at the 2014 Chicago Marathon.  It was the first time I'd been to the marathon and it was more exciting than I had imagined.  Before I went I read that there would be over 40,000 participants and over 10,000 volunteers but it really didn't register for me what that meant in terms of crowds.  Wow.  I was assigned to water stop #3 at the 5 mile mark to hand out water to the runners.  I was amazed and so … [Read more...]

Giveaway: $15 Starbucks Gift Card (or PayPal Cash) – Spooktacular Giveaway Hop! (Worldwide, Ends 10/31)

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Welcome to the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer!   Check out all the bloggers and their giveaways in the linky at the bottom of the post.  Hop around or enter them all!  They are all giving away a book-related prize or gift card to a book-related place. Kelly’s Lucky You! If you are one of my regular readers, thank you!  I appreciate each and every one of the people who use Kelly’s Lucky You to … [Read more...]

Twitter Party Alert! #Treats4All – 10/20 Noon ET – Prizes: $550 GCs!


Twitter Party Alert!  #Treats4All - 10/20 Noon ET - Prizes:  $550 GCs! RSVP for the #Treats4All Twitter Party  Photo Credit: KelseyBang.com  Do you love a good Twitter Party?  You know we do and we’re excited to host a party about celebrating the fall season and Halloween!  On Monday, October 20th at NOON, please join us for the #Treats4All Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing ways to make your Halloween celebrations fun and easy with … [Read more...]

Purchase a Jr. Frosty™ Halloween Coupon Book for $1, Benefits the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption®! #Frosty4Adoption #Sponsored


I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own. "We would love a Wendy's Jr. Frosty!" That's what my daughter and her best friend said when I told them that we were going to hand out Jr. Frosty coupons on Halloween to trick-or-treaters.  They don't even know that the sale of the Wendy's Jr. Frosty™ Halloween Coupon Book benefits the Dave Thomas … [Read more...]

DVD Giveaway: Peppa Pig, “The Balloon Ride” (US, Ends 10/25)

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Peppa Pig is an award-winning animated series for preschool-aged children (ie a great cartoon!) that has been a favorite in Great Britain for years.  There is even a Peppa Pig Theme Park in Britain!  In 2011, the show came to Nick Jr. and Americans are falling in love with this adorable pig family.  Airing daily on Nick Jr., Peppa Pig follows the hilarious adventures of Peppa, a loveable little piggy, her family and all of her animal friends, … [Read more...]

Importance of Good Oral Care Health Habits #Sponsored #MC

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How do your kids best learn good habits? Here comes the cowering, blushing response from me....  by my example.  Seriously, that's how my daughter learns best.  When she sees me do something over and over and over (yup, definition of habit), she tends to do it as well.  Good and bad.  Bottom line, if I eat my broccoli, she is going to like it too.  If I have good oral care health habits, and I show her that it's important to me, the likelihood … [Read more...]