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Thursday, June 27, 2013

“ LEGO® KidsFest is coming to the Bay Area” Meet me there..Sign up and get tickets!!**

LEGO KidsFest

Announcing the 2013 tour! Virginia: February 15 – 17 • Louisville, KY: April 5 – 7 •Texas, May 17 – 19  Phoenix, AZ: July 12 – 14 • Bay Area (CA): Aug. 30 – Sept. 1 Portland, OR: October 11 – 13  New England (CT): Dec. 6 – 8

Event Information

LEGO KidsFest is coming to San Jose, California!

63 days till KidsFest
LEGO® KidsFest brings all of the creative hands-on, minds-on fun of LEGO building and experiences together in one activity- and entertainment-packed family event for children of all ages and builders of all skills and interests.

child picDATES & SESSIONS:

Friday, August 30, 2013
4 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Session I: 9 am – 1:30 pm
Session II: 3 pm – 7:30 pm
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Session I: 9 am – 1:30 pm
Session II: 3 pm – 7:30 pm
(Note: Each session offers the same exhibits and activities)


San Jose Convention Center
150 West San Carlos Street
San Jose, CA 95110


From individual building to family challenges, there is lots to see and do at LEGO® KidsFestCheck out some of the Fun Activities you will experience at this tour stop.
2013 Tickets are on sale now. Use the links below to go DIRECTLY to our ticketing sites:
• Phoenix, AZ: July 12 – 14
• Bay Area (CA): August 30 – Sept. 1
• Portland, OR: October 11 – 13
• New England (CT): December 6 – 8
**This is a sponsored post I will be attending the  LEGO® Kidsfest so I will be able to provide my readers with an upfront visual of what the company has to offer**

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

** Zaycon Foods**

How does Zaycon Foods manage to provide such high quality super fresh meat and produce to its customers at such low prices? The answer is strength in numbers. And not our numbers, yours!

Zaycon Foods can sell its products at bulk rate prices to individual consumers and families because our unique sales event business model brings lots of people together, adding all their purchasing power into a combined bulk food purchase. And when you buy as part of a group that’s committing to such a large purchase, the power is in the hands of the purchaser! It’s the ultimate group buy in terms of both price and consumer empowerment.

You can pre-select exactly what you want to order from a given Zaycon sales event – sometimes you may want to stock up on our amazing meaty back ribs and sometimes it might be all about the Zaycon bacon – and then, on the day of the sales event, you and a whole big bunch of your neighbors will find yourselves in a nearby parking lot watching as an entire tractor trailer’s worth of high quality natural food is unloaded into all of your cars! You will be amazed at how quickly one of our refrigerated trucks goes from being filled with natural, fresh chicken or hundreds of gallons of grade A non-homogenized milk to being empty and back on its way to the farm!

A Zaycon Foods truck sales event often lasts less time than you would spend on a trip to the grocery store, yet you will leave with a whole lot more food than you’d get at the market, and for much better prices, too!

When you use the Zaycon Foods sales event as your preferred place to purchase meats, milk, and any of our other fine products, you get advantages even beyond the bulk pricing that comes with our special sales model. You also have the peace of mind of knowing exactly what you’re going to get! A trip to the grocery store can involve wasted time wandering around looking for various foods spread out across the store; at a Zaycon Foods parking lot meat truck delivery (or milk or berries or fish delivery, too!) you have pre-ordered your foods, so all you have to do is show up and wait for our friendly staffers and volunteers to load up your car.
Also, unlike in the grocery store, the prices you will pay for a Zaycon Foods product are locked in on our website, so you will know how much you are going to spend before you have committed to a purchase. 
At a supermarket, you might pay one price for chicken on one day, and then a higher price on another day. With Zaycon, you decide that you want to order a case of our fresh boneless skinless chicken breasts, you check the price and then you commit to it, knowing that from that moment on, we are committed to getting you your fresh, natural food!

To Get Started Click on this link <<>>

** This is a sponsored post for Zacon &usfamily**

Saturday, June 22, 2013

**Broadway Nails imPRESS**

**Disclosure: I received your deodorant complimentary from Influenster**
Broadway Nails Impress Press-On Manicure, Pick Me
The super easy way to change your nail color in just a matter of minutes. No drying time needed, no paint smears, no chipping how can you go wrong with pre painted ready to go nails. I enjoy using these as a temporary change as they dont last a long time but they are sure fun to use. Perfect for many ages and the color variety is huge.

Friday, June 21, 2013

** Secret Outlast Clear Gel**

**Disclosure: I received your deodorant complimentary from Influenster**

     Dont you just hate getting dressed in a rush and at work you notice the infamous white smudge on that favorite colored shirt!! Not only is it embarrassing but just makes that cute outfit...not so cute anymore. I had the privilege of sampling this new Secret Outlast Clear Gel and my impression is.... Just loved this deodorant not only is it long lasting, has a great scent but it glides on smooth with no white marks on my clothes.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

**Cascade Platinum Kick-off**#sponsored post

“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Cascade. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.”

New Cascade Platinum PacsPhoto

So powerful, it even helps your dishwasher stay sparkling.


  • Delivers Cascade’s best clean with a premium, advanced triple action formula that helps prevent residue on your dishes, and even filming on your machine.
  • Scrubs away tough 24 hour stuck-on food.
  • Eliminates the need to pre-wash dishes.
  • Has the Grease Fighting Power of Dawn.
AVAILABLE IN: Fresh and Lemon Burst Scents
 I received the product to sample and share thank you to Mom Central:) 
     As a busy mom, I'm always looking for products that can assist me on cutting down the time on cleaning, rather than cutting time on family. That's why when i had the chance to try out the NEW Cascade Platinum Pacs I was excited to give them a whirl in my dishwasher. I always am afraid the dishwasher isn't doing its job and cleaning the way I would like it to for my family. When removing dishes I inspect everyone even though they had been presoaked and ran through the dishwasher. More times than not I will either rewash one or more pieces because it is not as clean as i think it could be. 
     The Platinum pacs are the perfect size, plastic coated and perfectly proportioned to clean even the biggest dirtiest load of dishes(at least it worked on mine). I wanted to give it a full challenge, so I saved my dishes till end of day and DID NOT presoak.
 I loaded the dishwasher added my pack to dispenser holder
see how compact it is..
and turned it on hoping for the best...
40min later:
look at the clean and loooook at that shine!!
While visiting dont forget to enter for your chance to win:
     Enter Cascade's #MyPlatinum Instagram Contest for a chance to win a KitchenAid® Kitchen Makeover and a 1-year supply of Cascade®! Weekly entries have a chance to win a KitchenAid® Dishwasher and six-month supply of Cascade® too!
Dont forget to check out Cascade Platinum's partnership with Top Chef Judge Gail Simmons:


“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Cascade. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.”

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Spring in Your Step Mom Meet-up hosted by Claritin

     As a mom I have learned what it really is like to have a child with allergies. I, growing up, didn't have an issue with allergies but I have a 6yr old who has some serious seasonal allergies and my youngest has allergies to insect bites. I have luckily been asked to participate in the Childrens Claritin Moms Crew thanks to and in association with MomSelect and MommyParties.

     This box could not have arrived at a more perfect time, the onset of seasonal allergies. So excited to see the products included were appropriate for both my younger children and the came in a chewable tablet as well as liquid form. My kit also included a set of 2013 Emergency Preparedness forms and they had a ton of great tips to prepare you and your family in case of emergency.We got these really cool ice packs that velcro to the head but they can also be used as heat packs.
Photo: Claritin moms crew
 It gave me insightful information to share with my attendees including ideas for physical activity and a light workout session which was pretty fun and entertaining for the moms in my group. The recipes that came attached were very tasty and were perfect for many occasions not just to be included in the mom party.
I really enjoyed the idea of creating a ZEN moment, mediatation, lighting a candle, reading, relaxing bath..etc.
     My son had the perfect opportunity to sample and share the Claritin chewable tabs, grape flavor, non drowsy and it provides relief for up to 24 hours. The liquid works perfect as well also grape, no dye, perfect for littler kids no mess no fuss:)
**Thank you to momselect and mommyparties..The item reviewed was tried and tested and results vary by individuals, I feel the product did as stated. I was not compensated for my opinion for anything other than receipt of the product.**

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Build A Bear Monster University AVAILABLE NOW!!!

Build-A-Bear Workshop®

Make your own and shop NOW!!

Mortimus Walker and the Secret of the White City**BOOK TOUR**

Mortimus Walker and the secret of The White City
About the author Zach Turner:
Zach TurnerMortimus Walker and the secret of the white city


Zach Turner is a world traveler. For the last seven years, he hasn't spent more than a month in the same city. Such travels have allowed him to interact and understand completely different cultures, see amazing man made and natural wonders, be apart of histories like that of the Arab Spring, and be inspired by the power of the human mind. These experiences give him the palette to paint amazing stories in his new book, Visions, published in 2011. You can learn more about Visions and the ever growing universe

**Morty is a One. He's been laboring his entire life, but finally it's his sixtieth birthday. Time for him to retire his old body and travel up through the clouds to the White City where he'll begin his new life as a One-Two. He'll be given a new body and anything he wants as reward for his service. But once Processing begins, things don't go exactly as planned. Can Morty figure out the secret before he is lost in the System all over again?**

**ones and twos system of productivity... Morty was a one and considered a two, too spoiled to be with for too long**
      When I first started reading the book I wasn't sure it was my style, I was a little confused on the one, two and two-one issue but it became very easy to understand. It is an enjoyable book, science fiction but at the beginning besides the numbers being used to describe a person rather than saying blue collar or white collar.
      Morty longs to move up to being a two-one and he cant do that till he retires from his one position and his brain is transplanted into a "husk". In the one body his living arrangements seemed to really resemble a prison or self contained unit w no ammenities and in his graduated body his life seemed to evolve into what we know as "life" to us..our own living quarters.
     As I continued to read the story seemed as if the lives were scheduled, they did as told and followed an agenda then poof all changed at the White city. This was a great short read and the characters were easy to follow along with.. I would really enjoy reading up on what happen to the romance of Patty and Morty..MORE MORE!!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

My Gym Fit & Healthy Family Sweepstakes--Enter NOW!!

Throughout 2013, My Gym locations across North America will celebrate thirty years of providing fitness and fun to families by offering money saving membership and class discounts, conducting a search tocrown My Gym’s Fit & Healthy Family and hosting fun and fitness-filled My Gym 30th Birthday party/ Open Houses.
  • Offered April 1 through June 30, the My Gym discounts include free membership to families signing on for the first time and 30% off for four weeks of classes at participating locations.
  • Also taking place April 1 through June 30, My Gym’s 30th anniversary Fit & Healthy Family Contest is a initiative designed to encourage families to demonstrate how they have made fitness a key part of their family’s lifestyle and share their own family fitness tips with families everywhere through the My Gym contest’s social
  • In August, participating My Gym locations throughout the North America will open their doors for free-to-the-public 30th birthday party/open houses – My Gym style.
Open to families in North America, the My Gym Fit & Healthy Family Contest invites families with at least two members in the same household (and one member a child under the age of ten) to enter by submitting a photo of their family engaged in physical activity along with 100-200 words sharing their favorite family fitness tip(s). The photos and accompanying tips will be posted on My Gym’s Official Facebook Page for the public to vote for their favorite entry. Families receiving the most votes will become among the 30 semi-finalists from which the Grand Prize winner will be chosen. Semi-finalists will win prizes from My Gym's official cleaning sponsor BabyGanics (, the leading provider of household and personal care products for every touch point in a baby's life; DVD’s of the popular children’s animated series Chuggington (; a prestigious Recognition Certificate from thePresident's Council on Fitness Sports and Nutrition (; and a specially-designed My Gym prize pack. The grand prize family will win the acclaimed sports activity toy line from Little Tikes ( along with a year free of My Gym classes and a birthday party
To download the discount coupon, to electronically enter the contest and for all details and rules, please visit

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Seven Slings Giveaway

Review brought to you by Mom's Gone Bronson with thanks to all blogger promoters involved, whom you may locate in Rafflecopter! Thank you!

Seven Slings:

Back in 2011, when I had my daughter, I found that one one thing that really became a staple in our day-to-day routine was the use of the baby carrier we had at the time, which happened to work very well for us and was an at he front, tied at the back, carrier, which I later passed along when my daughter outgrew it!

Needless to say, when I found out that we were expecting again, one of the very first things on my list of "must haves" for this little guy was a baby carrier or sling!

A friend of mine pointed me in the direction of Seven Slings and so I got in touch with them and they were kind enough to send me one of their slings along with a cute pair of leg warmers and a diaper carrier!

The slings made by Seven Slings are very simple and easy to use once you get the idea and they come in 9 sizes, carry babies from 8lbs-35lbs and are available in a plethora of patterns to suit your style!

The sling I received is black and goes with just about everything I own, and so I am of course delighted about that and became very eager to try the sling out as soon as it arrived - even though our baby isn't due for another 17 weeks yet!

I followed the instructions in the booklet that came along with the sling and fixed my sling in place before borrowing my daughters baby doll to demonstrate loosely its applications! It felt very easy to wear and comfortable - and I imagine it to be a very snug home for baby on the move!

The sling is made of durable materials and does not feel flimsy at all! You can easily determine the size you will need with a few measurements requested by the website's sizing tab, and you're all set to go!

Overall, I can't wait to use this sling with my son when he comes along and I am sure I am going to pick up another in a pattern to mix and match it up a little!! If you are interested in having a look at the slings and patterns available, head on over to Seven Slings by clicking HERE!

The current cost of a sling ranges from $39.95 and up, with 3 piece gift sets also available for $46.95 AND optional embroidery for only $6.95 more!!

These slings make wonderful gifts and great extras, and most of all, for a limited time, you can score ANY item from the Seven Slings site with this special $40 off coupon for Mom's Gone Bronson readers, which can be added before checking out for spectacular savings!!

Just use code:

(Code live and working as of 5/27/2013)

But there's more! 

If you want even  better than a $40 coupon, how about a chance to win a TOTALLY FREE Seven Slings Gift Set direct from the good people over at Seven Slings! One winner will receive a sling, diaper holder and baby leggings! Fabulous!!

To be in with a chance to win, simple enter via the rafflecopter below and come back daily to tweet or leave more comments - you can enter as many or as few times as you like and nothing is mandatory! Entrants should reside in the U.S though, and the winner will be notified within 24 hours of giveaway end and have a further 48 hours to respond to winning notification! If the winner does not respond within those 48 hours, their prize shall be forfeit and a new winner will be selected! 

So, what are you waiting for! Check out the folks over at Seven Slings AND enter below TODAY!! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway


**What an awesome prize or gift for someone expecting**
*Disclaimer: All thoughts and opinions are those of Mom's Gone Bronson and were not altered by the provision of products. There was no monetary compensation for this review and your thoughts on the products may differ to that of the author. Prize fulfillment falls to seven Slings, no blogger/promoter is responsible individually for this prize! 

Note: the picture of the sling used for the purpose of this review is of the sling that I tested! It is, however, a photo from the Seven Slings website, in order to best show this slings application, with all rights reserved !

TastyKakes..Thanks to Influenster and VoxBox

Kandy Bar Kakes
I have to admit I had never heard of nor tried before...and I will be the first to admit I have been missing out on something really goooooooood. Thanks to VoxBox, Influenster and Tastykake I really got a very tasty snack. My kids were very impressed with the flavor and texture and how well it resembled a Reeses PB cup but in cake form. In my opinion these tastykakes are so much easier to share if they are refridgerated because they are made with chocolate and do melt :)
**This is a review and in my opinion the product is and says what is stated**


The Best of Both Worlds! The taste of a candy bar, the freshness of Tastykake! Light and fluffy chocolate enrobed cakes with a delicious créme filling in a unique kandy bar shape. These delicious kakes are made with real Hershey's flavors and will grab you by the taste buds. Available in S'mores, Peppermint and Peanut Butter.