Organizada Planner Review (And Why You Need One If You Blog)

So this post is for all of my blogger friends…because I love to share blogging tips with you. If you aren’t a blogger, maybe you know one and you can pass this along so that they can benefit from this. Because this is truly a lifesaver. I’m talking about the Organizada Planner.

Are you an unorganized blogger who's looking for a way to get organized? Look no further than the Organizada blog planner! It's been a lifesaver for me!

What Is the Organizada Planner?

I’m worse than the worst at blogging organization. This is my idea of writing a blog post. I’ve tried Google Calendar and Outlook, and for some reason neither work for me. I have an organizer for our daily schedules, so why I never considered doing the same for my blog is beyond me. But my friend Sili at My Mamihood made it ridiculously easy to stay organized with the Organizada Planner.  Inside the Organizada you’ll find everything you need to keep your blog organized. You’ll find:

  • Weekly calendars
  • Monthly overviews
  • Income & expense tracking
  • Social shares tracking for bigger reach
  • & more all in one sleek planner…like sections for brainstorming notes (obviously perfect for me) and my personal favorite, inspiring quotes.

Are you an unorganized blogger who's looking for a way to get organized? Look no further than the Organizada blog planner! It's been a lifesaver for me!

 

And another thing I really like about the Organizada Planner is that it isn’t predated, so you have no excuses for getting yours and starting to use it next week.

Full disclosure: I have an Organizada Planner, but it wasn’t given to me. I pre-ordered mine (you can do the same) because it sounded too good to be true. But it’s not…it works and it does everything that it claims to do. It helps me keep track of when sponsored blog posts are due, what I want to write about personally, where money is coming from (and going), and so much more. Like if I have to do a certain number of tweets or Facebook posts for something I wrote, than I can track that too! If you are a blogger, you NEED an Organizada Planner!

Are you an unorganized blogger who's looking for a way to get organized? Look no further than the Organizada blog planner! It's been a lifesaver for me!

There are two ways that you can get your own Organizada Planner. You can go to order one, OR (because Sili happens to be a good friend of mine and I begged her to let me give one away!) you can enter to win an Organizada Planner of your own right here! Just leave a comment in the box below about how you think the Organizada Planner will help you, and you will be entered to win! One lucky winner will be chosen randomly and will be notified on Sunday, April 19th. Good luck!

Good & Honest Parenting: When Things Don’t Go As Planned (And A Chance To WIN $50!)

This post is brought to you by Mott’s and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own. 

Let’s be honest…the only sure thing about parenting is that things never, hardly ever, only when it doesn’t matter, rarely go as planned. My latest experience with this good & honest parenting truth happened this week.

The kids are on Spring Break, and we had planned to spend a few days in San Diego, maybe even take them to Legoland. It was meant to be a surprise for two reasons: 1) the kids LOVE surprises and 2) if we didn’t tell them about it, they wouldn’t ask us 8,907 times a day how many more days until we were going to go. And on Sunday night, Ethan got the stomach flu. It’s Wednesday now and he’s still sick! Lila got it on Monday night, and so far nobody else has gotten sick.

There are other times when things don’t go as planned. When a kid asks questions about a topic you aren’t ready to discuss with them yet (sex!) and when explaining difficult subjects like death. Or when they repeat something awful that you said. And when they throw attitude at you and you realize it sounds just like you. Or maybe you forget it’s Dress Up Like Your Favorite Book Character at school. Or don’t tell the kids about a friend’s birthday party because you don’t want to go sit there for 2 hours, and another kid brings it up. Lots and lots of times, things don’t go as planned. And sometimes, or rather pretty often, you just gotta go with the flow.

Which brings me to Mott’s new Good & Honest campaign.

Not familiar with Mott’s?  Mott’s is the maker of applesauce and 100%  juice and juice drinks parents have counted on for years.  Since 1842, Mott’s has proudly created delicious and nutritious products for adults and children and continues to provide “simple solutions” to meet the needs of today’s busy families. My kids are huge fans of Mott’s products. Mott’s applesauce and Go Applesauce pouches are both staples at our house. We also love to make popsicles using Mott’s apple juice!

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That’s why I love Mott’s new Good & Honest campaign.  This campaign uses ads to share some of life’s “parenting truths” moments to uplift parents, share a laugh and acknowledge that we all improvise along the way. Since no parent really has a manual that tells us what should be doing every step of the way, it’s a good reminder for all of us that we are learning as we go. Sometimes we do a fantastic job, other times it’s messy and frustrating. I like that Mott’s is giving us the opportunity to actually celebrate all of the unplanned moments and recognizing that moms and dads are doing the best they can every day – sometimes we succeed, but not always. And that’s okay.

As a parent, you know that things don't always go as planned. Share your good & honest parenting tips and help out another parent who may be having "one of those days!" #GoodandHonest

I think it’s important to be able to sit down with your kids and be honest in telling them that you don’t have all the answers, you’re tired, or that you need a 5 minute break. I think that telling them that you are disappointed/upset/hurt/happy/sad…any and all feelings is also very important. Being a role model to little people is hard! And it’s important that they understand that you are also learning from them.

Would you like to win a $50 gift card as well as some great Mott’s products for your family? All you need to do to enter is share one of your favorite #GoodandHonest parenting moments with me by leaving a comment below!  The contest ends on April 7, 2015, so make sure to leave a comment and help spread the word! I’ve even got a tweet or Facebook post all ready for you to use!

Share a  parenting moment w/  to  a  prize pack & $50! Enter the  here: http://bit.ly/1xAPLWV

*A winner will be chosen at random using random.org. The winner must be a resident of the U.S. The winner has 48 hours to contact me or another name will be chosen.

As a parent, you know that things don't always go as planned. Share your good & honest parenting tips and help out another parent who may be having "one of those days!" #GoodandHonest

Diamonds At Kohl’s – The Perfect Holiday Gift Idea *GIVEAWAY* #GiftITDiamonds

I’m pretty sure that most women would be THRILLED to get diamonds as a holiday gift. I know I wouldn’t turn them down! So when Kohl’s reached out to me and ask me if I wanted to check out diamonds at Kohl’s, pick something out for myself AND host a diamond giveaway, I almost fell out of my chair!

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It’s no secret that I absolutely, positively LOVE Kohl’s. I’ve written about why we back to school shop at Kohl’s and why I do my Christmas shopping at Kohl’s. So why not shop for diamonds at Kohl’s too?!

If you are looking for diamonds at Kohl’s you’ll find bracelets, charms, rings, earrings, pendants and more. You’ll find diamonds for men, women, girls, and even neutral jewelry in a variety of colors, carat sizes, and several major brands. The great thing about diamonds at Kohl’s? Almost all of them are always on sale! Use your Kohl’s card, discounts, and Kohl’s cash and you can pick up diamonds at some amazingly unbelievable prices!

Diamonds at Kohl’s

Kohl's has a huge jewelry selection (don't forget to check out the diamonds at Kohl's!) - and everybody loves the gift of jewelry!  #GiftITDiamonds #sponsored

I’m kind of obsessed with this black and white diamond crisscross ring (hint, hint if you are reading this Jason!), regularly priced at $625 but currently on sale for $250. And there are so many diamonds at Kohl’s that I’m coveting.

But I’ve always wanted a pair of diamond earrings that I could wear all the time. Nothing too flashy or big, just something that I could keep in my second earring holes. So when Kohl’s sent me these gorgeous diamond earrings, it was like Santa arrived early!

Kohl's has a huge jewelry selection (don't forget to check out the diamonds at Kohl's!) - and everybody loves the gift of jewelry!  #GiftITDiamonds #sponsored

They are 14k white gold, 1/4 carat earrings. Round-cut diamonds nestled in a martini setting make these stud earrings sparkle. They also have screw-on, screw-off post backings, so you don’t have to worry about losing them. I’ve gotten lots of compliments on their sparkle, and I plan to never take them out. Ever.

Regularly priced at $650, you can pick them up now for just $189.99.

-OR- why not win a pair here? That’s right! I’m giving away a pair of these gorgeous diamond earrings! All you have to do is check out the diamonds at Kohl’s and tell me what you would ask Santa to put in your stocking.

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But maybe diamonds aren’t your thing. Kohl’s has a huge jewelry selection and I bet you’ll find something perfect! And just about everything is currently on sale right now, too! It’s a win/win!

Good luck to all!

Disclaimer: I received a free pair of diamond earrings from Kohl’s in exchange for hosting this giveaway. No other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are my own.

Forget Elf on The Shelf! Check Out This Roaming Reindeer Review and #Giveaway!! #RoamingReindeerBlogTour

It’s really kind of rare that I am actually excited to introduce a new product on my blog. But this is one of those times. I am excited to share the Roaming Reindeer review with you!

Forget Elf on The Shelf! This Roaming Reindeer review will have you rushing to buy the kit this holiday season. Why? Because these guys don't move daily!

Now my kids love Elf on the Shelf, and we have had our elf Fred visiting for the past 3 years. I even have an Elf on the Shelf Pinterest board. The problem with the Elf is that you have to move it around. You have to remember to move it every.single.night. And that is why I pink puffy hear Roaming Reindeer…they don’t move every day!

Roaming Reindeer Review

Forget Elf on The Shelf! This Roaming Reindeer review will have you rushing to buy the kit this holiday season. Why? Because these guys don't move daily!

Roaming Reindeer is a Christmas tale about Gus and Sam, two reindeer who have gone on a mission to help Santa and his elves with the naughty and nice lists. There are so many names to go through that Santa needs some extra help. Santa sends the Roaming Reindeer off in pairs of two each year.

Forget Elf on The Shelf! This Roaming Reindeer review will have you rushing to buy the kit this holiday season. Why? Because these guys don't move daily!

 

Once your pair get to your home, Reindeer 1 will disappear to tell Santa any time someone has been naughty. Reindeer 2 will always stick around to keep watch.  Then on Christmas Eve, the reindeer disappear to help Santa deliver the gifts.  They will return again next year during the Christmas season!

So put the reindeer in a main room where the family spends most of its time. You only have to move one reindeer when someone’s naughty. Simple!

If you purchase your own Roaming Reindeer, you will receive the book and reindeer in a keepsake box that also has directions and a some suggested activities that reward good behavior. And the kids also get to name your two reindeer! Mine have been thinking of names for a month now!

Learn more on the Roaming Reindeer website, and make sure to like Roaming Reindeer on Facebook and Twitter.

Go get your Roaming Reindeer now! I even have a special treat for you: From November 17-November 27 use the discount code ROAM2014 at checkout and will give you $5.00 off the regular price, making it only $29.95!

And here’s another fun way to get it! You can win your own Roaming Reindeer right here on Mommy of a Monster! One lucky reader will receive this fun Roaming Reindeer kit for his or her family. Enter below. Contest winner will be announced on Monday, November 24th so you will get it in time to enjoy it for the holidays. Open to US and Canada residents only. Good luck!

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Disclaimer: I received a Roaming Reindeer kit in exchange for this Roaming Reindeer review. All opinions expressed are my own.

So Cal: Win Tickets to Disney on Ice Let’s Celebrate!

Remember at the beginning of the month when I told you that Disney On Ice Let’s Celebrate tickets were on sale? Well guess what? If you are in So Cal, you can win tickets to Disney On Ice Let’s Celebrate!

Would you like to win tickets to Disney on Ice Let's Celebrate? I'm giving away 2 tickets to one lucky Southern California winner! Enter to win here!

Win tickets to Disney on Ice Let’s Celebrate and  join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald, Goofy, and friends as they celebrate a magical medley of holidays, celebrations and festivities from around the globe.

Would you like to win tickets to Disney on Ice Let's Celebrate? I'm giving away 2 tickets to one lucky Southern California winner! Enter to win here!

Disney On Ice is fun for the whole family! All of your family’s Disney favorites will be there – who would your kids be most excited to see?

Tickets for Disney On Ice Let’s Celebrate are on sale NOW! Head over to see when Disney on Ice Let’s Celebrate will be in your neck of the woods so you can pick your tickets up and surprise the kids with a special Disney holiday treat!

Would you like to win tickets to Disney on Ice Let's Celebrate? I'm giving away 2 tickets to one lucky Southern California winner! Enter to win here!

If you’d like to win tickets to Disney on Ice Let’s Celebrate, it’s simple! Leave me a blog comment telling me your favorite Disney character. I’ll select a winner at random. Good luck!

Win Tickets to Disney On Ice Let’s Celebrate!

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I  have lots of other info you need to know to win tickets to Disney on Ice Let’s Celebrate…

  • Vouchers are good for weekday shows (excluding Friday night) at STAPLES Center, Citizens Business Bank Arena, Honda Center and Long Beach Arena for the dates listed here:

Would you like to win tickets to Disney on Ice Let's Celebrate? I'm giving away 2 tickets to one lucky Southern California winner! Enter to win here!

  • Vouchers will be mailed to you, and must be exchanged for tickets in advance of the performance at the venue Box Office. Vouchers do not guarantee seats, so make sure to redeem your tickets early.
  • For adjoining seats, additional tickets can be purchased when redeeming the vouchers.
  • If vouchers are lost or stolen, they cannot be replaced.

Disclaimer: I received a family 4-pack of tickets for Disney on Ice Let’s Celebrate. No compensation was received. All opinions expressed are my own.