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$1 Old Navy One Day Only Flip Flop Sale - Saturday, June 29!

In case you haven't heard, Old Navy is holding a one day only in-store flip flop sale this Saturday, June 29. All flip flops are only $1!

Better yet, claim your 10% Off In-store Coupon on Entire Purchase and each flip flop will only be 90cent! What a steal! Stack up today. They come in adorable colors!


MIRA Brands Kitchen Scale Review

I always LOVE cooking new dishes and often times new recipes that I come across require specific weight measurement. I never owned a kitchen scale before to allow me to measure ingredients or portions precisely. As such, my meals never came out just quite right. When MIRA Brand approached me to do a product review of their digital MIRA Glass Platform Kitchen Scale, of course I couldn't refuse. I was so thrilled at the possibility that my food might finally taste really good!

      

About MIRA Kitchen Scale

  • Manufacturer:                  Coheso
  • Product Dimension:         7 x 7 x 1 inches
  • Weight:                            1.7lbs
  • Material:                           Glass Platform
  • Display Measurement:     Grams, pounds, or ounces
  • Special Features:             TARE function ignores plates and dishes, weighing only the food inside. Measures food up to 11lbs/5kgs.Uses lithium battery (included). 2 year manufacturer warranty.

My Thoughts
The MIRA kitchen scale is quite impressive. It is large enough to weigh bowls and plates but sleek and compact enough to store away without much space being wasted. The design is very modern, sturdy, and the smooth glass platform made it very easy to clean. The two buttons - one to turn on/off/zero the scale and the other to change the metric system from lbs, grams, to ounces made it an easy scale to use and flexible to all sorts of measurements needs. The display on the digital screen is large and clear, however, I do recommend adding a backlighting feature to lit up the measurements. The digital screen also turns off automatically after inactivity. What I favor most is the TARE feature that allows me to get accurate measure of the food portions by factoring out the bowl/plates used. Price is reasonable as well as it is sold for $25 at Amazon. Overall, it is a scale of great quality and design! For more details, check out Mira Brand.








FREE Summer Activities for Kids!

Now that school is out, keep your kids entertained with FREE activities all summer long! A free summer program for kids entertains and even educates them while giving parents' wallet a vacation too. See below a list of summer programs for kids to keep them busy until school bell rings again!

SUMMER READING PROGRAMS
Enjoy free books from:



MOVIES



CRAFT

  • Michael's Kids Club - 2 hours crafting adventures for only $2 per session. Tools and supplies included!


SWIMMING



CAMP



BOWLING

  • KidsBowlFree - 2 free bowling games daily all summer long!


List to be updated. Feel free to contact me if you know of any additionals!





Tiny Love 3-in-1 Rocker Napper Giveaway!

Welcome to the Tiny Love 3-in-1 Rocker Napper Giveaway!


Hosted by Thrifty Nifty Mommy
Co-hosted by Viva Veltoro
Thrifty Nifty Mommy reviewed the Tiny Love 3-in-1 Rocker when her son was a newborn. Read her review here. Then, enter to WIN a Tiny Love 3-in-1 Rocker Napper in one of the new fashions!

June 23rd-July 7th, 2013
Enter daily using the Giveaway Tools form below! 
Giveaway open to residents of the US only. 


*Disclosure: I have not be compensated to share this giveaway. Tiny Love is responsible for shipping this prize to the winner. 




Free Advanced Screening Tickets to Despicable Me 2 - HURRY!! (select cities)

Hey Everyone!

Get your free passes to advanced screening of Despicable Me 2 - select cities. First come first serve - HURRY!

Click here http://tinyurl.com/m4vl936.

Good Luck!


FREE 60qt Cooler + 48 Bottles of Gatorade Drinks! HURRY!!!

Hurry everyone!

Gatorade is giving away a 60qt cooler and 48 bottles of drinks to those of you who are part of a little league! No verification needed. Please share with your friends! Click on http://tinyurl.com/m32srqk.

                                                

This awesome deal was discovered by Heavenly Steals - check them out in Facebook. Offer is good while supplies last.

$50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

Saving Said Simply 9000 Fans Giveaway 

Saving Said Simply is teaming up with a few friends to bring you a FUN celebration for 9,000+ fans!! 1 lucky fan will win a $50 Amazon Gift Card to get anything your heart desires!

Thanks so much for supporting Saving Said Simply :) Can't wait for 10,000!

Ends 6/23/13

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Disclosure ~ Prize sponsored by Saving Said Simply. All entries to be verified. Lilyrosebee is not responsible for shipment of prize. Saving Said Simply will provide and ship prize to the qualified winner

Brooklyn's 2nd Annual Baby Expo by A Child Grows In Brooklyn (June 2nd)

I was invited to Brooklyn’s 2nd annual baby expo presented by 'A Child Grows in Brooklyn' this past weekend, June 2. As a Brooklyn native, our ever growing community really needed something like this so I was flabbergasted when I learned such an event will be held in the very hearts of Carroll Gardens. The baby expo was hosted at the International School of Brooklyn. Popular brands like Joovy, Britax, Babyorganics, Plums, and more all came together to demonstrate their very latest products. There were even all day educational seminars, food, and even a live band for entertainment!

What I really liked was the setup of this baby expo. Because it was held in a school, presentators stayed in different classrooms which I found to have created an intimate atmosphere. It was a nice surprise walking into each room to see what awaits you.

Best part of it all, of course, was the generous giveaways! Visitors were given a bingo game card to visit each booth and obtain stickers. The completed Bingo card was redeemed for a raffle ticket. Unlike any other baby expos I've been to, EVERYONE in this event walked away with a great prize, from Britax stroller, Stokke baby carriers, boppy pillows, Joovy playpens, to even an Orbitz stroller! I walked away with a Joovy Moonroom! I was so thrilled and till this day I can't stop smiling how I won such an awesome giveaway! Overall, I had alot of fun and it was a day well spent to see our community all come together. I already can't wait to attend next year's Brooklyn baby expo event!
   

A Child Grows in Brooklyn is an organization set up by Kim and Nicole to create awareness of all the fun activities for parents in Brooklyn. They were so friendly and high spirited and I commend them for all their hard work and efforts into making this expo such a wonderful event. For more details of upcoming events in Brooklyn, click here http://www.achildgrows.com/.

Review and Giveaway of Thomas the Train & Friends Training Chopsticks!

Coming from an Asian family, one of the very basic skills that we all must possess is knowing how to use chopsticks. Chopsticks are as vital as rice in the Asian culture. I remember how challenging it was learning to hold chopsticks when growing up. The two wooden sticks would fall apart all the time and my food would often end up on the floor.  Till this day, I still don’t hold it the true proper way, but heck at least my food no longer drops to the ground. My older cousins had it harder back then when my old fashioned grandpa would hit their fingers and deprive them of food until they learn to hold the chopsticks properly!
I visited the NY Baby Trade Show recently to discover new baby product inventions and came across these really cool Edison training chopsticks, sold by Eden Marketing.                             

These 7-inches training chopsticks are connected at the tips with a cute character and come with finger guides. You can easily grip the two sticks together and open and close without any worries about it falling apart.  I wish I had these while growing up, it really is a brilliant way to train beginners and ease them into using real chopsticks after several uses.

Funniest Baby Videos Contest @ The Bump - Win $500 Babies R Us gift card! Contest ends 6/9

Grab your cameras Lilyrosebee fans,
 
The Bump is holding a contest of the funniest baby video now through this Sunday, 6/9. Winner gets a $500 gift card from Babies R Us!!



Just upload your video through Youtube, Vimeo, or Vine. Email the link to contests@thebump.com, with subject line "TB Funniest Videos". For more details, click on http://tinyurl.com/l57kg4n.

Good luck!

For fun, let's share you funniest baby video in the comment section below! Here is the link to mine! http://youtu.be/3O8ghgo78zE!
 

 

Brooklyn Baby Expo by A Child Grows in Brooklyn - this Sunday, June 2!

Attention all NY Metro-area fans!

The Brooklyn Baby Expo (www.achildgrows.com/expo) is coming to Carroll Gardens on Sunday June 2nd from 10am-4pm. Spend the day learning about all the hot topics of parenthood, meeting the experts and finding Brooklyn's best resources. Popular baby brands such as Britax, Ella's Kitchen, Joovy, Stokke, to name a few, will be participating to demonstrate their latest baby gears and accessories. Stay for a free lunch, music, demos, and awesome raffle prizes.


EVENT:                                  Brooklyn Baby Expo by A Child Grows in Brooklyn

DATE:                                    June 2, 2013

TIME:                                     10am - 4pm

ADDRESS:                             International School of Brooklyn
                                                477 Court Street
                                                Brooklyn, NY 11231

TICKETS*:                              http://brooklynbabyexpo2013.eventbrite.com/

*Ticket prices varies. Use promo code ACG15off to get 15% off. For updates, please "Like" A Child Grows in Brooklyn Facebook fanpage. At least 600 attendees expected.

I've been to a number of baby expos, sponsored by other groups, this past year and highly recommend going especially for new or expectant parents. I learned so much about parenting and about baby products as many companies are so happy to give away sample goodies for you to take home!

I was a Brooklyn native before I recently moved to Jersey City. It is really wonderful to see that Brooklyn finally have an exciting event like this..special thanks to Nicole and Kim at A Child Grows in Brooklyn for making our community grow closer!

A Heavenly Night at the NYC Biggest Baby Shower Event (5/30/2013)!

Back in March, I posted an article about attending baby expos to snag great baby products. After many months of a long agonizing wait, I finally attended the NYC Biggest Baby Shower event hosted by Big City Moms and Fit Pregnancy this past Thursday. I seriously thought I’ve died and gone to heaven…well, for 4 hours at least.