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Monday, July 16, 2018

All new Gymboree!!!

Gymboree Sale On Now!


Who here loves shopping Gymboree? Gymboree has totally reimagined their brand. So whats so new about it?
Everything! But Gymboree’s fresh take on style is especially exciting—they’ll still have a kid sensibility, but now with a modern sense of style.
The new pieces are now endlessly versatile and mixable, creating big possibilities for kids to create their own looks. 
Dialed up the comfort, softness and attention to detail in each piece—Gymboree want to be known for great quality once again! 
The best kids’ jeans ever—super comfortable, soft and durable. 
More for baby with the coziest, comfiest fabrics, more neutrals and modern details. 
Most importantly, Gymboree is making all these changes for you. Gymboree asked modern moms and families what they wanted most for their kids’ clothes, and they delivered. Gymboree wants to make you smile! 

This comes at a great time as we are all preparing for back to school season. These new clothes will be a great fit in your kids wardrobe for back to school. I would love to see pictures of you kids wearing some new Gymboree styles for back to school. And don't forget there is still Free shipping Over $50 + Free Returns at Gymboree just like always. 
This has all been brought to you be the "Made you smile" campaign. What is a moment that has #MadeYouSmile ? Has it been something that has made your child smile? Have you already tried the new Gymboree? Tell me what you love or don't love about their new clothes. Summertime makes my kids smile. They like the warmth and getting to run around and be outside. They love getting to go swimming and go to the park. This year they have even been enjoying summer camp for the first time and love it! A time that made me smile was when I got to take the girls to Disney last year for their first Disney trips. Seeing their excitement and smiles and wonderment was just amazing. I am looking forward to being able to take the boys and see their enjoyment. 

Back to school shopping time. Need some jeans? Here are a few
Infinity Stretch Skinny JeansCropped Skinny JeansStriped Super Skinny Jeans
How about some shirts? They have tees, dressy tops, blouses, sweatshirts...
Like dresses for your daughter? There are those too...
Striped Shift Dress
Need shoes to go with these cute new outfits...
Metallic Stripe SneakersBow Sandals
And boys stuff too and lots of it
Jeans DayOh Yeah!Bike RideFun Times Look

On top of these amazing clothes there are lots more along with more shoes, pajamas, accessories, underware and more. Head on over and check out the amazin new Gymboree and what they have to offer

Don't forget there are still items for babies, cuter than ever nd still great for new additions and for gifts at baby showers. 

What will you find at the new gymboree? Please share pictures with me when you try them out. I can't wait to see them. Don't forget to share with everyone the new Gymboree and what they have to offer. Use the hashtag #MadeYouSmile.

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. I was compensated for this post. 

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Harrison Ford Receives Indianapolis Prize Honor for Conservation Achievements

His daring and courageous characters have made Harrison Ford a timeless hero of the silver screen, but it’s his bold, heroic devotion to planet Earth that has now earned him the 2018 Jane Alexander Global Wildlife Ambassador Award.


 






The acclaimed actor’s overwhelming passion is the environment. Working with Conservation International for nearly three decades, his hands-on approach includes patrolling the Hudson River by helicopter and trekking through the forests of Indonesia to understand the unsustainable palm oil crisis affecting species like orangutans in Showtime’s Years of Living Dangerously. He gave voice to the Nature is Speaking film, The Ocean, and helped secure the protection of more than 40 million acres on three continents as part of the Global Conservation Fund, making him a true hero for wild things and wild places.

The Indianapolis Prize created the Jane Alexander Global Wildlife Ambassador Award to recognize the dedicated advocacy and outreach of public figures who inspire and encourage the public to find their own role in conservation efforts, both locally and globally, and to create conversations regarding wild things and wild places.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Half way through Summer Bucket List Update



Well most of us have around a month or so left until our kids go back to school. What have you crossed off from your summer bucket list? Our bucket list was a bit long, but we have managed to cross some off.

We have been to the zoo. We have passes so we try to go as often as we can, but it has been a very hot summer and has kept us from going as much. This leads us to our second item, the beach. Due to the heat we have been a few times to try to stay cool. Now it isn't the beach like at the ocean, but it's a really big lake and it has sand just like a beach. That also helps us cross swimming off our list.
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We have eaten LOTS of popsicles and ice cream with this heat. It is almost every day!!!
We have been to the park a time or 2 and the girls have gone with summer camp a few times. We haven't done a lot outside though again with the heat. The kids have done a few water balloon fights with friends which is awesome. Even went to a birthday party where there was a water balloon fight.  Going to daycare and summer camp they have met a lot of new people and are all making new friends which I love. 

On the 4th of July we got to watch an amazing fireworks show. Image may contain: night and fireworks

That is about all we have crossed off of our bucket list. Hope to cross more off before the end of summer. What all have you done?

Thursday, July 12, 2018

How to camp with a large family

Do's of camping with a large family:

  • pre-prep as much as possible: have some foods ready cooked that just need heated up, have things for reals together
  • pack each kiddo each complete outfit in a gallon sized Ziploc bag, so all they have to do is grab a bag to get dressed.
  • bring an animal proof cooler
  • Make sure everyone has their own space to try to reduce irritation 
  • Bring activities especially for younger kids 



Don'ts:


  • Over do it





Things to bring:

  • plenty of tarps
  • pillows and blankets for everyone
  • snacks for everyone
  • something to do in case of rain
  • Tent or tents big enough for your family or a camper or a combo of both
  • Plenty of food
  • Blankets, pillows,  sleeping bags, 
  • Toiletries 
  • Towels and wash cloths
  • Clothes and extra clothes
  • Paper plates and utensils or bring Plastic ones
  • If you use washable dishes then you need a bin for washing in, soap, and a sponge
  • Garbage bags
  • Shower shoes 
  • Meds for everyone that need them plus bug spray and Tylenol or something for headaches or pain






Places to stay:

  • KOA campgrounds are usually good and the tent sites are usually away from the other sites so that you can get multiple spots together.
  • State parks are usually good. They are cheap, clean, patrolled and there are tons of kids programs! The rangers are  helpful by recommending which trails are good for families and giving  ideas of other fun family things to do.
  • James Island State Park in Charleston, SC. It is clean and peaceful, within easy driving distance to beaches and attractions, and has fishing, crabbing, bike trails, and a water park. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Veteran Military Employees Set Sail on Newly Restored Pirate Ship at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

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LEGOLAND® Florida Resort celebrated its Model Citizens (employees) who fought for our nation by offering them the opportunity to set sail on Brickbeard’s Bounty as it made its way back to port at Pirate’s Cove.  The passengers proudly represented every branch of the military with more than 100 years of service combined.
In September 2017, the resort’s pirate ship was severely damaged during Hurricane Irma and following the storm, it was removed as a part of the water ski show.  Over the course of nearly 10 months, the ship was stripped down to its frame and completely rebuilt.  Restored to its former glory and topped off with new sails, Brickbeard’s Bounty is back and has taken back its place as the iconic centerpiece of the theme park’s popular water ski show.



FREE Admission for Active Military

U.S. Service Members receive FREE admission to LEGOLAND Florida Resort & Water Park, with no restrictions or blackout dates. This offer is not available online. To redeem this offer, guests must bring a valid military ID to any LEGOLAND Florida Resort ticket window.
Non-active duty, family members and veterans can purchase deeply discounted tickets at each military base's Information, Tickets and Travel (ITT) office, including a special offer that includes a 2nd day free. 

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

$40 StickerYou Custom Sticker Store Credit Giveaway! 2 WINNERS! 7/3-7/31

Who doesn't love stickers? Well now is your chance to win a $40 store credit to Stickeryou.com. Enter now thru the end of the month. 


Sponsored By: StickerYou


Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy


2 Winners Will Receive: 

a $40 credit to purchase anything on their site! The $40 credit can also be used towards shipping costs! 


StickerYou is the best platform for creating custom products that make you stick! Order custom die-cut vinyl stickers, labels, decals, tattoos, magnets and more, in any size, shape and quantity. Satisfaction guaranteed. Make it stick with StickerYou!

You can check out their custom stickers page here and even order FREE samples through this page





Open To WORLDWIDE entries and must be 18+ to enter
Giveaway Dates ~ 7/3 9:00 AM EST through 7/31 11:59PM EST


Disclosure: Love, Mrs. Mommy and all participating bloggers are not held responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. This giveaway is in no way endorsed or sponsored by Facebook or any other social media site. The winners will be randomly drawn by Giveaway Tools and will be notified by email. Winners have 48 hours to reply before a replacement winner will be drawn. If you would like to participate in an event like this please contact LoveMrsMommy (at) gmail (dot) com.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Bottlenose dolphin found with life-threatening shark bite injuries gets a second chance at life thanks to EAWORLD ORLANDO, GEORGIA AQUARIUM AND FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION

On June 28, members of the SeaWorld Orlando Rescue Team and the Georgia Aquarium Conservation Field Station, along with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) returned “Sharkie” to the ocean near St. Augustine, Fla. after an intense four month rehabilitation at SeaWorld Orlando.   The 265 lb. sub-adult Atlantic bottlenose dolphin was rescued in February on Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. after FWC reached out for assistance due to the animal’s life-threatening injuries. Georgia Aquarium Conservation Field Station veterinarian, Dr. Rose Borkowski was on scene alongside FWC and conferred with NOAA Fisheries after assessing the animal and the decision was made to transport the animal to SeaWorld Orlando’s Cetacean Rehabilitation Facility.



The dolphin, which had sustained multiple shark bite wounds to her body and right pectoral flipper and was suffering from pneumonia, was successfully transported to SeaWorld Orlando where she has been receiving rehabilitation care for the past four months.



“Georgia Aquarium Conservation Field Station is proud to be a part of the initial rescue and release of this dolphin following its lengthy rehabilitation. Now, seeing it healthy enough to be released shows the dedication and hard work by all those involved,” said George Biedenbach, director of the Georgia Aquarium Conservation Field Station. “Our goal is to always assist animals in need as best we can, no matter the circumstances and we’re glad to see another animal thriving. Every animal counts and it’s through collaborative work like this that we can ensure the health and safety of so many ocean animals.”

"This is a very exciting day for us.  To see this animal  in the state she was in, bitten by sharks, emaciated, in trouble and with life threatening injuries, to as healthy as she is now to swim back out in the ocean,  it's just a wonderful day and that's why we do this," said Jon Peterson, Manager of SeaWorld Rescue Operations.

During her stay, SeaWorld veterinarians and the Animal Rescue Team provided 24-hour care to the dolphin, treating her with antibiotics, dewormers, anti-inflammatories, physical therapy and wound care.  Prior to her release, the dolphin was fitted with a satellite tag which will enable stranding network partner organizations to continue to monitor her.



The dolphin passed a major milestone in her journey to return when she passed a hearing test in April administered by NOAA Fisheries with the help of SeaWorld. The testing showed the dolphin has full hearing through the entire frequency range necessary for echolocation.  It is important for dolphins undergoing rehabilitation to pass a hearing test to ensure hearing loss was not a factor in their stranding. Hearing loss is detrimental to wild dolphins, as they rely on echolocation to hunt, navigate and avoid predators.



SeaWorld Orlando’s Animal Rescue Team is on call 24/7 to save and care for injured, orphaned or ill animals. In collaboration with NOAA Fisheries and other members of the Marine Mammal Stranding Network, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment operates one of the world’s most respected programs authorized to rescue ill and injured marine animals, with the goal to rehabilitate and return them to the ocean. SeaWorld animal experts have helped more than 31,000 animals in need - ill, injured, orphaned and abandoned - for more than five decades.



Footage of rescued dolphins produced by SeaWorld under the National Marine Fisheries Service Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program.




About Georgia Aquarium Conservation Field Station

Georgia Aquarium Conservation Field Station (GA-CFS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit  organization located in Marineland, Fla. GA-CFS is dedicated to research and stranding response of dolphins, small whales, and turtles in northeast Florida and focuses on research and conservation. The team at GA-CFS supports Georgia Aquarium research projects both in the field and on-location and provides unique expertise and experience. GA-CFS exists to increase public awareness and contribute to the scientific study of aquatic life and provides educational outreach to local communities and schools. For more information visit www.georgiaaquarium.org/conserve



About SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ is a leading theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world. The company is one of the world’s foremost zoological organizations and a global leader in animal welfare, behavioral training, husbandry and veterinary care. The company collectively cares for what it believes is one of the largest zoological collections in the world and has helped lead advances in the care of animals. The company also rescues and rehabilitates marine and terrestrial animals that are ill, injured, orphaned or abandoned, with the goal of returning them to the wild. The SeaWorld® rescue team has helped more than 31,000 animals in need over the last 50 years.



The company owns or licenses a portfolio of recognized brands including SeaWorld, Busch Gardens® and Sea Rescue®. Over its more than 50-year history, the company has built a diversified portfolio of 12 destination and regional theme parks that are grouped in key markets across the United States, many of which showcase its one-of-a-kind zoological collection. The company’s theme parks feature a diverse array of rides, shows and other attractions with broad demographic appeal which deliver memorable experiences and a strong value proposition for its guests.



SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc., a publicly traded company. Visit www.seaworldentertainment.com for more information.

All new Gymboree!!!

Who here loves shopping Gymboree ? Gymboree has totally reimagined their brand. So whats so new about it? • Everything! But Gymbo...