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Disney's SUPER BUDDIES on Blu-ray Combo Pack Review and Giveaway

**I received this item for the purpose of a review. I was in no way compensated for my opinion as they are my own. Your opinion may vary from mine.** We received Disney's Super Buddies Blu-ray combo pack in the mail last week for review and I kid you not, it has to be played constantly while the child is awake. I'm pretty sure we have all seen Disney's Super Buddies over 20 times so far and at least 4 times today. It's a very cute movie and our daughter is OBSESSED with it!

An ordinary day at Fernfield Farms turns extraordinary when Budderball, Mudbud, B-Dawg, Buddha, and Rosebud discover mysterious rings that grant them each a unique super power. The pups unleash their amazing abilities and race to the rescue when a shape-shifting bully from outer space threatens the planet. 

I could tell you the whole story of Disney's Super Buddies but I wouldn't want to ruin it for you. The only part I wasn't a huge fan of was at the very end when you met a couple new alie…

Bio Ionic PowerLight NanoIonic Pro-Dryer and the Agave Hair Care Trio Giveaway!

My So Called Balanced Life is extremely excited to share more fabulous hair products with you from Bio Ionic and Squashie-Dipity is super excited to be a part of it! I recently received the Bio Ionic PowerLight NanoIonic Pro-Dryer and the Agave Hair Care Trio for evaluation purposes. I will be perfectly honest I will only use Bio Ionic appliances on my hair. I certainly love every single product that I have tried and the PowerLight NanoIonic Pro-Dryer is no exception. The dryer is also the fastest dryer with a powerful airflow (1875W) for fast drying without damaging the hair. It is light weight and easy to use. It helps eliminate frizzies and static. The NanoIonic mineral hydrates and conditions hair while the conditioning Nano Beads accelerate drying while also promoting shiny, soft, hydrated hair. Additionally the negative Ions cleanse and deodorize hair. Furthermore, it comes complete with a 5 year warranty! I am absolutely delighted with the PowerLight dryer. It is extremely li…

Natural Health Care Options

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dr. Tara Andresen - ND for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Dr. Tara Anderson owns and operates two naturopathic health clinics in Toronto, Ontario, which provides patients with a range of natural health care treatments. At Dr. Tara Anderson's naturopathic clinic, treatments range from cardiovascular health to women's health and weight management to blood sugar management. Some treatments included are thyroid disorders, fertility, menopause, high blood pressure, allergies, arthritis, celiac disease, diabetes, anxiety, depression, weight loss, and the list goes on.  Naturopathic medicine uses modern scientific knowledge and standard medical diagnostics with a range of natural therapies to address the root of acute and chronic illness. Supporting the body’s own ability to naturally heal itself, naturopathic doctors use an integrated approach to disease diagnosis, and treatment and prevention that includes botanical medi…

Super Buddies to the Rescue!

Having a Boring Weekend? Super Buddies are to the Rescue! Play super fun match up and decoder games, create your own Super Hero Identity, and transform your canine companion into a Super Buddy with a cape craft! 

Disney's Super Buddies is available on Blu-ray combo pack August 27th. Before you leave, check out this silly clip from the movie.

Death by Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting Recipe

This is the best frosting I've ever made in my life. I thought I had died and gone to heaven after tasting this mouthwatering goodness. It has a very rich taste and is thick in texture so it's perfect for cupcakes. 
Death By Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting
1 Cup of butter (softened)1 Cup of creamy peanut butter4 1/2 Tsp of vanilla7 Cups of powdered sugar1 Cup of baking cocoa3/4 Tsp of salt3/4 Cup of milkCream butter and peanut butter until mixture is fluffy. Beat in the vanilla. Next, stir in the powdered sugar, salt, cocoa, and milk. Makes about 4 1/2 cups of frosting. 
That's it! It's an extremely easy recipe that tastes like heaven. Anytime you put peanut butter and chocolate together it's bound to make something that's to die for. Wouldn't you agree?
Enjoy!

What Gives You the Right to Judge a Mom?

I don't normally post things like this on here but this is something that's been weighing heavy on my chest. Judgmental moms are my biggest pet peeve and I've seen so much of them trolling around Facebook lately. It really makes me sick to my stomach. I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter that is my everything. Am I the perfect mother? Not by any means, but I'm sure as hell going to do my best to make sure this kid has everything she'll ever need and then some.

As much as I'd like to, I can't put my daughter in a bubble to protect her. Has she fractured her arm from jumping off the couch? Yes. Has she fallen a million times and scraped up her knees? Yes. Has she tried to ride the dogs like a pony and bumped her head or busted her lip open? Yes. Does that make me a bad mom? NO. It means my daughter is fearless and that I have to watch her closely but I can't protect her from everything. She has to learn a little on her own and figure out that there's cert…

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful for moments like these. Saturday, my daughter and I got a chance to enjoy Run or Dye's 5k and festivities. What a blast!

One Grace Place Review and Giveaway

**I received this item for the purpose of a review. I was in no way compensated for my opinion as they are my own. Your opinion may vary from mine.** One Grace Place is a luxury bedding and bath company with designs focused on children. Everything from One Grace Place is of exceptional quality and comfort and absolutely gorgeous. At One Grace Place you can find affordable accessories, decor, bedding, and bath products for infants on up to teens. 
For review purposes, my daughter was sent a set of Magical Michayla Wall Decals, a Magical Michayla Growth Chart, Magical Michayla Pillow, Magical Michayla Toy Bag, and a Terrific Tie Turtle. Everything from the Magical Michayla line is beautiful!  My daughter is obsessed with the Magical Michayla pillow, in fact, I couldn't even get it away from her long enough to take a picture. She sleeps with her new pillow every night and has to have it with her everywhere she goes. She's dragged it around so much that it's already had to be was…

OMGuac Lunch and a Chance to Win!

**I received items in exchange for a post.** The Wholly Guacamole® brand wants to help you make lunch for you and your family OMGuac -tastic!  After all, Wholly Guacamole is the Offical sponsor of the OMGuac Lunch!
The One Lunch, Two Ways gives you plenty of inspiration on how to create two completely different lunches with most of the same ingredients! Take a look and print out the shopping list of your favorite ideas for your next grocery trip. 

- Get OMGuac Lunch inspiration and shopping lists to print
- Watch fun videos to help break out of the boring lunch mode
- Print your $1.00 coupon good for any Wholly™ product
- Enter your OMGuac lunch photo for a chance to win $100 and FREE Wholly Guacamole products
Stop by eatwholly.com/omg for some great ideas, a coupon and a chance to win $100 gift card with FREE Wholly Guacamole products! Three winners are chosen weekly through Sept. 27. Use Wholly Guacamole minis and a some creativity to make lunch fun! The best lunches will win a lunch box f…

eBags Bookworm Kids Pack Review

**I received this item for the purpose of a review. I was in no way compensated for my opinion as they are my own. Your opinion may vary from mine.** eBags has the perfect backpacks for Back-to-School. With many different styles, sizes, colors, and brands, I bet you'll find a backpack to match your child's personality. For review purposes, my daughter was sent one of the new eBags Bookworm Kids Packs in Daisy. Even though my daughter is only two, she loves to carry around a bag with her. I think carrying around a backpack makes her feel like a big girl. When she opened the box from eBags and found her new backpack you would have thought I just handed her the biggest bag of candy she's ever seen!  eBags Bookworm Kids Pack is the perfect size for my daughter to carry around her little toys, an extra set of clothes, snacks, and anything else she may need for a day trip. She may not be a student yet but she loves pretending to be one and she loves her new backpack. I love the ne…

*FREE* Apollo E-Liquid

Apollo E-cigs is giving away a FREE 10ml bottle in the flavor and strength of your choice. Choose from over 20 flavors and 5 nicotine strengths, including zero nicotine! Use coupon code FREELIQ at checkout to receive the 10ml bottle for free (.99 S&H). CLICK HERE!

$50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

Shopping for Back-to-School can be very costly, that's why the ladies of Social Media Mavens have teamed up to bring you this amazing giveaway for a $50 Amazon Gift Card! Tricias Treasures, My So Called Balanced Life, Reviewz & News, MamaBreak, and Squashie-Dipity want to make Back-to-School shopping easier for you and as stress free as possible.  By entering this giveaway, you agree to have your name publicized if you are a potential winner. Winner will be contacted via email upon ending of this giveaway within 48 hours and will have 48 hours to respond or prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be chosen. All prizes will be awarded at sponsors discretion. Giveaway will start at 11:59pm EST (08/12/2013) and end at 11:00pm EST (09/12/2013). Number of eligible entries received will determine the odds of winning. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY and VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Open Worldwide and must be 18 years or older to enter. Entry-Form

Hallmark Back-to-School Giveaway

The first day of school is such a rush. You need to remember exactly what time to set the alarm, exactly when the bus is coming, and exactly what to pack for lunch. Wouldn't it be great to take one moment to just pause during the first day rush? Hallmark has come up with a way to do just that. Hallmark created the Pics ‘N’ Props School Days Activity Kit. The kit comes with a chalkboard your child can hold, with cards that read each grade level, from pre-school to graduation. You can take one photo on the first day of school each year, then place it in the accompanying album. You can also fill out a card that summarizes your child's school year with things from teachers' names to friends' names. This is such a sweet way to look back on your child's education.
 Living Frugal with Erika had the chance to review the awesome and adorable Pics 'N' Props School Days Kit. Squashie-Dipity is joining with Living Frugal with Erika to give away this activity kit -- …

BIC For Back-to-School: Review and Giveaway

**I received this item for the purpose of a review. I was in no way compensated for my opinion as they are my own. Your opinion may vary from mine.** Note taking just got a little easier with BIC's newest Back-to-School products. . This school year, BIC has you covered with some of the smoothest and stylish pens out there. I know from experience that writing with a pen that doesn't cruise around easily is a drag. 
BIC's newest product from their 2013 Back-to-School line up is the BIC Tech 2-in-1 Stylus pen. This amazing pen is perfect for tablet users and note takers. Glide easily across tablet or smartphone screens with accuracy and precision then quickly switch your BIC Tech 2-in-1 Stylus to a ballpoint pen with smooth writing Easy Glide System ink. How cool is that? This pen is awesome and writes perfectly, just the way I like it.  I don't normally care for mechanical pencils but BIC's new Automatic Mechanical Pencil makes retracting and protecting lead extremely ea…

Frends Headphones Giveaway!

This giveaway is hosted by Reviewz & Newz and sponsored by Frends.

Reviewz & Newz recently reviewed a pair of Frends headphones in Taylor Gold and was completely blown away by her experience with them.  You can read her full review here.  Now, one lucky reader will get to enjoy the pleasure of owning a pair of these stunning headphones in Taylor Gold.  Not only are they stylish, but the sound is amazing.   You can enter via the Rafflecopter below.  This is for US residents only and you must respond to email within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway will run from August 6, 2013 and will end on August 20,2013 at midnight EST. Reviewz & Newz or Squashie-Dipity is not responsible for shipment of prize. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sosie Designs Review and Giveaway

**I received this item for the purpose of a review. I was in no way compensated for my opinion as they are my own. Your opinion may vary from mine.** Sosie Designs makes beautiful handcrafted in the USA sterling silver and gold dipped jewelry. All pieces are made to have simple styling and clean lines so the jewelry will always remain in style. Sosie Designs makes rings, necklaces, bracelets, and earrings and come in a variety of different styles, some with accents like pearls, gemstones, crystal, and cubic zirconia. 
For review purposes, I picked out the Dragonfly w/ Amethyst earrings because I love Dragonflies and the color purple. I adore the earrings I picked out for the previous two reasons mentioned and because they're simple yet elegant. Because the earrings are made from sterling silver, they didn't bother my ears and make them itch like some earrings tend to do.  A lot of Sosie Design's earrings or rings have a matching necklace to purchase separately and all of th…