Giveaway: Spa for Ma Hop – H2O Plus Spa Products to Pamper You in Luxury (Ends 9/16, US)

Welcome to Kelly's Lucky You. If you are new here, I hope you'll take a minute to browse. I named my blog Lucky You because I connect my readers with the newest, latest products (and some old favorites) that will make your life easier, better or more fun. You'll find yourself saying, “I'm so lucky I found that!”. It's also Lucky You because I try to do as many giveaways as I can, in addition to a product review. It's easy to enter and once you … [Read more...]

A Fun Day – Join Disney Planes, World of Cars – Disney Pixar Films And Walmart

Sometimes fun things with your kids just happen organically.  You plan one thing and it turns into something even better!  That's what happened to us yesterday.  I had planned to go out to breakfast with my daughter and my mom and then shop at Walmart for some toys based on the new release from Disney, Planes.  And add to our collection of Cars toys because the two go so well together. If you haven't seen the movie, Planes yet, it was inspired … [Read more...]

24 Lunch Box Ideas

My daughter has been back at school for a week and I'm already running out of lunch box ideas!  What to do?  Well, turn to bloggers, of course.  Don't mom bloggers have the best ideas?  You bet! Here are 24 Lunch Box Ideas from my some of my blogger friends.  Do you see one you want to try? 1. Homemade Uncrustables 2. Easy Lunch Box Pizzas 3. Japanese Veggie Sandwiches 4. Peanut Butter Lunch Box Muffins 5. Cheese, Onion, and Potato … [Read more...]

B2S Tips – Boys and Girls Club of America Helps Students Go B2S with Supplies They Need

Each year, 1 million students fail to graduate high school.  Yikes!  That's a scary statistic.  I'm honored to be an ambassador for Boys and Girls Club of America because they are helping to reduce that statistic and help today's youth navigate the world of education. Boys and Girls Club of America has partnered this year for another of my favorites - Disney!  Together they have launched an online supply drive.  Many children return to … [Read more...]

What Did You Do After Dropping Your Kids Off For FDOS? #FirstDayOfSchool

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Summer and Best Friends Forever

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A Multi-Generational Vacation Everyone Enjoyed

My daughter and I were lucky to go on another trip to Walt Disney World in July.  On this trip, we traveled with family ranging in age from 7 to 85 and everyone enjoyed themselves!  There are many options at Walt Disney World in Orlando and something for everyone.  Our pace may have been slower than on other trips, but at Walt Disney World enjoying the journey -  details appreciated details as you go along - is often as beneficial and seeing … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Crayola “Get Out and Create” Gift Pack (Ends 8/22, US)

Summer fun!  I wish it could be summer forever...  We are having such an great summer and I'm not ready for it to end.  What are you doing to enjoy the freedom and fun of summer?  Have you done sidewalk chalk drawings yet?  It's one of our staples!  Crayola asked me if I wanted to do a review and giveaway of their 24-pk of Washable Sidewalk Chalk, I knew this was something Rosie and I would love.  Crayola sent us the "Get Out and Create" Gift … [Read more...]

Book Giveaway: “Parenthood” from Chicken Soup for the Soul (US, Ends 4/30)

Welcome to the Showers of Book Giveaway Hop! Hosted by Books à la Mode and I Am A Reader, Not A Writer. Here at Kelly's Lucky You, the book prize is perfect for a Baby Shower!  Do you know someone who is expecting a baby?  A soon-to-be grandparent?  Chicken Soup for the Soul - so well described by their tagline "Changing your life one story at a time" - has shared this book with me and will also send a copy to a lucky reader. "It's the … [Read more...]

FLASH Giveaway: Piggy Paint! Non-Toxic, Odorless, Kid Friendly Nail Color! (US, Ends 4/7)

Do your kids put their fingers in their mouths?  Does the sun rise in the East? My daughter occasionally sucks her thumb (we're working on it!) but all kids put their fingers in their mouths.  If you have a girly-girl that loves to polish her nails, you need Piggy Paint! A picture is worth a thousand words, and when I first saw this one, I was sold.  That is conventional nail polish on the bottom and Piggy Paint on top.  The … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Hallmark Interactive Story Buddy, Bell – Holidays Are A Time for Being Together, US, Ends 12/18

Some days it feels like my to-do list is a mile long.  The month of December gets crazy, doesn't it?  Shopping, wrapping, cooking, mailing....  Every year we seem to want to do more and more.  Every year I feel the pressure to make the holiday perfect for my daughter. And yet, what do you remember from your own childhood?  Most of us remember when our parents took the time to do something with us - reading a book, cooking, or watching a … [Read more...]

‘Tis the Season of Thankfulness – I’m Thankful for Health! How Our Thanksgiving Tradition Teaches Gratitude!

The Thanksgiving holiday is coming in a few days and I've been spending the whole month of November thinking of daily reasons to be grateful.  Thanksgiving is not only a day, but a season of thankfulness. When we adopted Rosie, in many ways we were creating a family.  I spent a lot of time looking for ideas and examples of family traditions.  Family traditions that would create memories for her of childhood, connected-ness, and love.  I wanted … [Read more...]

World Preemie Day and RSV Season – Important Info for Anyone Who Is Pregnant #ProtectPreemies #RSV

Do you know the definition of "preemie"?  I was shocked that 75% of parents are like me and don't know the exact definition of a premature baby!  Prematurity is being born at or before 37 weeks gestation age.  What I also wasn't aware of, is the dangers of prematurity. Because of the medical complications resulting from disruption of a baby's development, many premature babies spend weeks or months in NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit).  If … [Read more...]

Learn Together With This Science Project About GE Light Bulbs! Bringing Choices to Light and Save Energy #GELighting #CBias

Have you purchased light bulbs lately?  Used to be pretty easy, now it's a challenge.  There are so many shapes, sizes and types to choose from!  Perfect opportunity for a learning project!  (Which is what I tell my daughter when I have no clue myself.) Tip #1:  Choose a brand and then look at the options offered by that company. As part of my partnership with GE, I received coupons for my GE light bulbs.  GE is a brand we trust so I … [Read more...]

Cypher Entertainment’s Augmented Reality Learning Cards at Target! Cypher Kids Club i3D Interactive Cards! #CypherKidsClub #CBias

Cypher Entertainment has a new augmented reality product available at Target called Cypher Kids Learning Cards.  Rosie and I have been playing with the Wild Animal Adventures set and as you can see from the look on her face, she loves them! Have you seen augmented reality before?  It fascinates me!  Applications like the Cypher Kids Club Learning Cards go way beyond that yellow line you see during football games to mark a first down!  When … [Read more...]

Cal Ripken Jr. In Chicago – Change Your Clocks, Change Your Battery #CYCCYB

My daughter and I heard the story of the Great Chicago Fire and some fire safety tips today from Cal Ripken Jr. and the Energizer crew.  October 8th will be the 141st anniversary of the day Mrs. O'Leary's cow knocked over the lantern and started the blaze that leveled 3.3 miles of city buildings and took hundreds of lives in Chicago.  The Chicago Water Tower was one of the few buildings to survive the fire, and that was the site of an event … [Read more...]