Google Dollops of Diane: October 2015

Friday, October 30, 2015

Happy Halloween 2015!

Happy (early)  Halloween  from Henry the wolf, 
Batman Daniel, and Isabelle the slice of pizza!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Happy 8th Birthday, Isabelle!!

Today's the big day that Isabelle turns the big EIGHT!!  WOW!!! She had a great pizza, pajama party with her friends here at the house on Friday night. They made "friendship jars," played outside, played party games, and enjoyed pizza, cake, and ice cream while staying up "late" (8pm!). Such a fun night! 

Keeping with tradition, here are the questions I ask the kids each year on their birthdays...

Isabelle's 8th Birthday - 10/27/15

Favorite Color: Pink and Purple
Favorite Show: Spongebob and Barbie Life in the Dreamhouse
Favorite Thing to do Inside: Crafts and Color
Favorite Thing to do Outside: Go on the flip bar 
Favorite Snack: Baby Goldfish and Cheez Its
Favorite Meal: Pizza
Favorite Song: Timber 
Favorite Thing to do with Dadda: Plant seeds in the garden
Favorite Thing to do with Mamma: Go to the store with just Mamma
When I Grow Up I Want to be a: Teacher
If I had lots of money I would buy: A jumbo house with a swimming pool!

We loved checking out her answers from years past this morning and seeing how she's changed (and stayed the same!). You can find her answers from last year HERE and from when she turned six HERE.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Stonyfield and Shutterfly: $20 Promo Code!

Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE pictures. My mom loved taking and displaying photos and she passed that love along to me. We have frames galore hanging around the house filled with captured memories. This past summer I recently bought two more collage frames (one can never have too many!) and printed off a bunch of my favorite baby pictures to display. Each day I pass by and admire the chubby cheeks, feetie pajamas, and wobbly legs of days gone by. Those baby days really do go by in the blink of an eye so I am so thankful that I was camera obsessed and can look back on them now.

Stonyfield and Shutterfly also recognize that babies and photos go hand in hand so they teamed up to bring you an awesome offer. When you purchase any Stonyfield YoBaby or YoTot yogurt 6-pack, you receive $20 off your order at Shutterfly.com. The offer is good for $20 off one qualifying merchandise order of $20 or more. It is limited to one per household and ends on February 29, 2016. You can learn the full details by clicking HERE. So next time you purchase a Stonyfield YoBaby 6 pack (which my babies used to love!), look on the top of the orange lid and get your code!

Shutterfly and Stonyfield were nice enough to send me a code to use and I made a Christmas ornament to hang on our tree this year. I know, I know, it seems too early for Christmas, right? I figured might as well get a jump on it and I used a photo from our family shoot this past summer. 


 
I loved that it came in a little bag for me to store it in or it would be perfect if I was giving it away as a gift. So now that I've made this ornament I feel tempted to make a million more. It's hard having a photo addicted personality! Looks like maybe I'll have to start buying Stonyfield baby yogurts again for friends and family!
 
*Disclosure: This post was written in partnership with Stonyfield and Shutterfly. As a YoGetter Ambassador, at times I receive free product and/or compensation. As always, all opinions are my own.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Wellness TruFood Wagon: Gourmet Food Truck for Pets!

The Wellness TruFood Wagon has been on the road and is now in the Boston area. They've been visiting local pet stores, pet events and dog parks to showcase their artfully blended TruFood recipes and Living Nutrition philosophy.


You can stop by the events for free samples, activities, and learn about TruFood recipes. Also, you can spin the wheel for a chance to win prizes including a year's supply of Wellness TruFood pet food!



Below are the upcoming events/dates in the Boston area:

Wednesday, 10/14, 1-7pm: PetSmart 250 Grossman Drive Braintree, MA
Thursday, 10/15, 11am-3pm: Greenway, Boston, MA Rings Fountain on Atlantic between Milk & State Street
Friday, 10/16, 12-6pm: Peter's Park Dog Park, 1178 Washington Street, Boston, MA
Saturday, 10/17, 8:30am - 4:30pm: Head of the Charles, Weld Exhibition, Boston, MA
Sunday, 10/18, 8:30am - 4:30pm: Head of the Charles, Weld Exhibition, Boston, MA

Although the tour is heading towards the end of its run, the best is yet to come with the truck's biggest events at the upcoming Head of the Charles.

This past weekend, the Wagon was onsite at Cape Cod Doxie Day where they had pets create a mural. For each paw print on the TruFood "Pawcasso" mural Wellness donated a bag of food to shelter pets in need. 


Be sure to follow @WellnessPetFood on Twitter for live updates and last minute Wagon stops! 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Davis Farmland: Ticket Giveaway!

I recently received 4 tickets to Davis Farmland in Sterling, MA. Our family has never been so I was pretty excited to go. I have heard nothing but great things about it and heard over and over again that it is well worth the money since you can easily spend the whole day there. I envisioned a good old fashioned, animal and pumpkin filled family day. However, life and other commitments have made that plan dwindle and now I fear we won't make it before Davis Farmland closes for the season.

What does this mean for you? Well it means YOU could go and have all the family fun that I imagined! That's right - I am giving away my family 4 pack of tickets to one lucky Dollops reader!

If you're unfamiliar with Davis Farmland, click HERE to check out fellow blogger, Gilda's, recent post about her family's trip there. It's filled with information, tips, and pictures!

The tickets expire on October 25, 2015 so this is a QUICK giveaway. Enter now so I can pick a winner and mail the tickets out to the lucky duck!

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Stonyfield Organic Fruit Snacks: Review

Have you heard that Stonyfield has ventured out of the dairy aisle with the release of their new Stonyfield Organic Fruit Snacks? Well they graciously sent my family some boxes of the fruit snacks to try. Now I don't regularly buy fruit snacks because I know dentists have heart palpitations when they see kids eating chewy, sugary snacks. Everything in moderation though, right? To be totally honest, I was a bit nervous that my kids wouldn't like the Stonyfield fruit snacks. I have those super picky kids that like things just so and I was afraid these might be a bit "too healthy" for them. After all, Stonyfield Organic Fruit Snacks are made with real fruit and real vegetables, have no artificial ingredients or preservatives, and contain 100% DV of Vitamin C. That seems like something kids could complain about, right? Well I was pleasantly surprised when the kids LOVED them. They gobbled them up in a millisecond! They were psyched to have them and I'm excited for a fruit snack option that I can feel better about purchasing for special treats.

I even tried out a bag myself recently when I felt like I might be coming down with a cold and was consuming as much Vitamin C as I could get. I couldn't even tell you the last time I had fruit snacks. Maybe even never? They were really good! Oh, and they are shaped like cute little cows. What's not to love about that?

So if your kids (or you!) are fruit snack fanatics, keep an eye out for them in your local grocery store!

*Disclosure: This post was written in partnership with Stonyfield. As a YoGetter Ambassador, at times I receive free product and/or compensation. As always, all opinions are my own.

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