Graco Contender 65 Convertible Car Seat Review + Giveaway! #GoWithGraco

*I am a Graco Ambassador. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside source.*

graco beta logo1 Graco Contender 65 Convertible Car Seat Review + Giveaway! #GoWithGracoI am embarrassed to admit that I am just taking Taylor out of her bucket infant car seat. Truth be told, I did not change her to a convertible car seat because I was plain lazy! However, this past week, I made the switch to the Graco Contender 65 Convertible Car Seat and I could not be happier! This car seat is incredible and makes it so easy for Taylor to be comfortable, as well as happy!unnamed 117 Graco Contender 65 Convertible Car Seat Review + Giveaway! #GoWithGraco

The Graco Contender 65 Convertible Car Seat can be used for infants as small as 5 pounds up to toddlers as big as 65 pounds. It is used for  rear-facing infants from 5-40 lbs. and forward-facing toddlers from 20-65 lbs. We obviously have Taylor rear facing and we are an extended rear facing family, so I am sure she will be like that till at least 3, as my other kids were.

I love this seat because I can use it for many years to come.  It easily grows with your child with the Simply Safe Adjust™ harness system, which automatically adjusts both the harness and headrest height.  As your kids get bigger, you can use the harness system to adjust accordingly.  There is 8 different headrest positions that you can change to. The simply Safe Adjust™ Harness System is safe & simple with a one-hand, no re-thread harness that automatically adjusts. No more trying to get it fitted to your child, as Graco does it all for you!unnamed 215 Graco Contender 65 Convertible Car Seat Review + Giveaway! #GoWithGraco

There is a completely hassle free installation process as it features the easy LATCH system and has an easy-to-read level indicator to tell you exactly how to position. Once we had it set up, she was ready to ride in it. It is not too big, so it will fit in even the smallest of cars. It is also made of EPS, energy absorbing foam,  for effective impact energy management.

It  features the 5 point harness which is front adjustable to get your baby in and out easily. I feel very safe once she is buckled to bring her on the road with me. I am able to recline the seat in two positions based on where her legs hit. Right now, she does not need much room but as time goes on, we will definitely be using this feature.

Lastly, it features a removable head and body support that makes your kids comfortable in this seat.  If the seat gets dirty, do not fear as the cover slip is machine washable. We had to wash it once already (a car sick toddler) and it was no problem at all!

We absolutely love the Graco Contender 65 Convertible Car Seat. It has been safety tested to include:

SafeSeat Engineering – Engineered & Crash Tested to Meet or Exceed US Safety Standards FMVSS 213:
Side Impact Tested for Occupant Retention by the harness system
New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) – Peak Crash Force approximately 2X Car Seat Standard
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Be sure to pick up your Graco Contender 65 Convertible Car Seat for your growing baby or toddler today. It retails for $139.99 and comes in a large magnitude of colors.

Also, right now Graco is launching its Go with Graco sweepstakes! Here are all the fun details:

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Win it: One winner will receive the Graco Contender 65 Convertible Car Seat. This giveaway is run via rafflecopter so click read more to see the actual giveaway.  For this giveaway simply tell me what your favorite feature of this car seat is, in the comment section proceeding this post. While the other entries are optional, I highly suggest filling them out to increase your chances of winning. US only. Good luck!
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STAPLES Copy & Print services new low prices are starting August 30th!!!! @Staples #CopyAndPrint

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logo STAPLES Copy & Print services new low prices are starting August 30th!!!! @Staples #CopyAndPrintLast night, I visited Staples Copy & Print Services to make new business cards. I absolutely love their professionalism and their quick turn out. I have used the copy and print services for quite some time and every time I am blown away at the quality of work I receive.

With the holiday season almost upon us, Staples Copy & Print Services has all you need to get you ready! Staples Copy & Print has every thing small businesses need to make a successful holiday season happen. They have banners, signs, marketing services, and promotional gifts to help prepare any small business for a successful holiday season. They also offer unbeatable business holiday deals just in time for the crazy holiday season.

Copy & Print services new low prices are starting August 30th. The drop in prices on essential items such as business cards, banners, prints and more is another way the retailer is helping small businesses make more happen.

New service prices, cut more than 50%, include:
· 500 delivered business cards starting at $9.99, previously $39.99
· 500 same day business cards starting at $9.99, previously $53.99
· 12” x 18” posters starting at $9.99, previously $21.99
· 1.6’ x 3’ banners starting at $11.99, previously $32.99

In addition, select personalized promotional products and gifts – such as mugs, ornaments, and mouse pads – will also feature new, low prices.

Staples customers can also save by enrolling in Staples Rewards to earn up to 5% back in Staples Rewards plus free shipping from Staples.com. With the Staples Price Match Guarantee, Staples Copy and Print will match any competitor’s quote.

Be sure to check out Staples Copy & Print Services starting this coming Monday!!! Trust me, you will all thank me!

 

 

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Let’s Go Back to School with Kohl’s!

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Screen Shot 2015 08 28 at 12.07.05 PM Lets Go Back to School with Kohls!Back to School season is officially upon us! Are you ready?! Do not fear about going shopping because Kohl’s has you covered to get your kiddos ready for Back to School. I recently went there with Hayley and we went on a big shopping spree. She is going into first grade so she had to do the shopping! She is at the age that if she doesn’t like it, she won’t wear it, so off her and I went.

At Kohl’s, you can find such a large variety of clothes at very reasonable prices. Whether you are looking for activewear, tops, bottoms, dresses, full outfits, pajamas, accessories, or more, you can find them at Kohl’s! They also have a large assortment of characters including Avengers, Batman, Cinderella, Hello Kitty, Lego, Star Wars, and more!bts dp banner4 20150702 header 1024x128 Lets Go Back to School with Kohls!

They have many fashionable brands including Carter’s, Chaps, IZOD, Juicy, Jumping Beans, Levi’s, Mudd, OshKosh B’gosh, and others to name a small few. In addition to buying such fashionable Back to School clothes for your kids, they also do the Kohl’s cash back program where you get actual Kohl’s dollars every time you spend money. For instance on my trip, I got $10 in Kohl’s cash just by spending $100. That is a steal if you ask me!

Hayley and I could have bought almost everything in the store but we ended up buying these adorable Back to School Items:DSC 0074 682x1024 Lets Go Back to School with Kohls!

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DSC 00731 682x1024 Lets Go Back to School with Kohls!If you are looking to shop for your kids, be sure to check out Kohl’s today! They have you covered from head to toe!

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Time for Back to School Peppa Pig!

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unnamed16 Time for Back to School Peppa Pig!It is Back to School time for us all but the fun is truly just beginning. Right now, Peppa Pig has a slew of totally awesome products for your kiddos to get ready for Back to School. I am the parent who bribes them when they do well (shhh…don’t tell) and one of their favorite bribe toys is anything from Peppa pig. Hayley and Zane are obsessed with George and Peppa!

Being a Peppa Pig ambassador, I get to tell you all about first hand Peppa Pig products that just hit the market. These are always a fan favorite with our family so I am sure they will be with yours too!

Right now they have  fabulous Peppa Pig products out that can be purchased for your kids. These include the  Peppa Pig: School Bus Trip” DVD (complete with a free Scholastic mini book!), an adorable Peppa backpack from Accessory Innovations, a copy of “Peppa’s Chalk ABCs” from Scholastic and the very awesome Peppa Pig School Construction Set from Jazwares!

1. Peppa Pig: School Bus Trip” DVD is a great new Peppa Pig DVD that comes with a mini Scholastic book! Read and watch all at the same time. If you are not familiar with Peppa, she  is a loveable, cheeky little piggy who lives with her younger brother George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig. She loves dressing up, playing games, jumping in puddles, and being a kid. She comes from a happy family and every episode includes loud snorts of happiness.  unnamed 217 Time for Back to School Peppa Pig!

This is the perfect DVD for Back to School. We are a huge Peppa fan because even though the show is an animal family, kids can relate because it is depicted as it is our ‘own’ family.  We also love the adorable accents.

2. Peppa backpack from Accessory Innovations is a 14 inch backpack that is perfect for your kids to bring Back to School. It features all the beauty of Peppa with large writing and attentive detailing.unnamed 53 Time for Back to School Peppa Pig!

3. Peppa’s Chalk ABCs” from Scholastic is a great book that we read and write with every night as a family. You can learn to write with Peppa in this fun chalk book that features write-on, wipe-off pages! This adorable book includes sturdy board pages with a chalkboard coating for writing, a pack of colorful pink chalk, and a wipe-off eraser so kids can enjoy writing along with Peppa again and again.unnamed 314 Time for Back to School Peppa Pig!

4. Peppa Pig School Construction Set from Jazwares is a fun construction set that your kids will love playing with. It features Peppa going to school and kids can use their imaginations to build this set, just like them going to their own school. It is a great set to go along with the feature of Back to School!unnamed 118 Time for Back to School Peppa Pig!Peppa Pig School Construction pTRU1 19438419dt Time for Back to School Peppa Pig!

Be sure to check out Peppa Pig today and definitely buy these wonderful toys and books to get your kids Peppa School Ready!

 

 

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Five simple tips for organizing your child for back to school from EBL Coaching! #eblcoachingbacktoschool

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ebl logo Five simple tips for organizing your child for back to school from EBL Coaching! #eblcoachingbacktoschoolJust in time for back to school, Dr. Emily Levy, author and founder of EBL Coaching, a tutoring service specializing in using multi-sensory techniques to help students with dyslexia and ADHD, is pleased to announce the release of two new workbooks, Executive Functioning 1 and Executive Functioning 2. The workbooks are designed give students extensive practice implementing strategies for specific executive functioning skills, including planning, time management, homework management, organization, and note taking.
With the summer coming to a close, these workbooks give kids the head start they need to successfully ease back into the school year.dr emily levy Five simple tips for organizing your child for back to school from EBL Coaching! #eblcoachingbacktoschool

*EBL Coaching specializes in one-on-one home and on-site tutoring for students in grades preK-12 using research-based, multi-sensory techniques. We start with an assessment of each student to gain a sense of his or her strengths and weaknesses and the kinds of methods that are most appropriate. We then put together a diagnostic and prescriptive plan that is customized to each student’s needs, and hand match the student with one of our instructors who is specifically trained in the most appropriate research-based methods. Sessions can be held at either our NYC or NJ learning center, the student’s home, or the students’s school. We also offer 3-week intensive summer sessions, along with specialized instruction for students with dyslexia, learning disabilities, and ADHD!*

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*Dr. Levy, the EBL Director, is the author of Strategies for Study Success, a 15-part student workbook series designed to build independent study skills for students in grades K-12. These multi-sensory workbooks are easy for both teachers and students to follow and help build automaticity in core skill areas. The Strategies for Success workbooks are currently used at schools nationwide.

Dr. Levy is also the author of the Flags and Stars five-part Orton Gillingham student workbook series, which teaches students how to decode and encode words with blends, consonant digraphs, vowel digraphs, silent e patterns, and multi-syllabic combinations.
Please click on a book below to find out more or to purchase. For more information on bulk purchase discounts, contact us directly.

Strategies for Study Success Books

The Strategies for Study Success workbook materials are designed to build independent study skills for students in grades K-12. These multi-sensory workbooks are easy for both teachers and students to follow and help build automaticity in core skill areas. Please click on a book below to find out more or to purchase the product.*

Here are five tips for organizing your child for back to school:

1.‎ Help your child to set up a working notebook that she takes to school on a regular basis, along with an accordion file that she keeps at home for filing old papers. The accordion should be divided into homework, notes, and tests/quizzes and be cleaned out once per week on a designated day.
2. Teach your child child to divide projects and long-term assignments into manageable steps by breaking down tasks into smaller pieces. They should be entered separately into a planner by due date.
3.Encourage him to take two-column class notes, with the main ideas of each segment on the left and notes on the right.
4. Designate subject-specific colors for folders and notebooks: green for science, blue for math, etc‎.
5.‎ Encourage effective time management skills. Have her predict how long he thinks a given task will take (estimated time), then compare to to the actual time it takes.

 

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STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Exclusive Look Using Instagram’s New Landscape Orientation!!! #StarWars #TheForceAwakens

Another exciting Star Wars post!! Keep reading because this is a good one!

unnamed6 STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Exclusive Look Using Instagrams New Landscape Orientation!!! #StarWars #TheForceAwakensToday, Instagram announced that – in addition to square posts – you can now share photos and videos in both portrait and landscape orientation on their platform. With this update, Instagram users can upload widescreen video which will be more cinematic than ever.

This morning, StarWars  released an exclusive look at their upcoming film, THE FORCE AWAKENS, using Instagram’s new landscape orientation. As part of this collaboration, STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS is the very first video content to be showcased in this new format for the Instagram community.

Take a look:

There has been an awakening… #StarWars #TheForceAwakens

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