WDTN’s Living Dayton Segment from 3/14/14: Organic Packed Lunches

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Here’s my Living Dayton (WDTN Channel 2) segment from Friday, March 14th! There wasn’t enough time to mention where I get my organic groceries from, but you can see the bin to my right. I’ll have a review and discount code up of tomorrow for you all!


Jump into Spring with OshKosh B’gosh!

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I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for OshKosh B’gosh. I received a gift card to facilitate my shopping trip and to thank me for participating.


I don’t know about you, but I feel like this is the winter that never ends… I know we’re going to *make it* to spring eventually, so I’m spending my time waiting and shopping for new spring clothes! I was given the opportunity to spend $100 at my local OshKosh B’gosh store, and cannot wait to show you what I bought. But first, let me tell you about my experience.

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OshKosh B’gosh quilt that welcomes you to their store!

In all honesty, I’ve never shopped at OshKosh B’gosh before, and I realize I’ve been missing out. When we first walked in, we were greeted with a friendly hello from a staff member, Amy. She asked us if we had ever shopped there before (nope) and if we had any questions (not at that …Continue Reading…


ChapStick NEW Hydration Lock

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*I was provided samples in exchange for this review

Experience a new feeling of hydration with Chapstick’s Hydration Lock lip moisturizer! They keep lips moisturized for 8 hours (seriously!) and it’s clinically proven! They not only lock in moisture, but they also draw it in from outside sources, giving your lips a fuller and smoother appearance! Who doesn’t love that? Instantly, you’ll experience smoother, fuller feeling lips. It also reflects light, which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles!

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So what gives ChapStick Hydration Lock it’s magic? Each little stick contains:

  • Antioxidants CoQ10 & Vitamin E which help resist environmental oxidative damage to your lips
  • Hyaluronic Spheres that are ultra-hydrating and help your lips be softer, more supple and fuller
  • Natural botanical extract which is known to help revitalize skin

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The lightweight silky formula is a favorite of mine, and I always have it with me. It has a light vanilla creme flavor, and doesn’t “clash” with anything I eat or drink throughout the day. Available at a store near you, the SRP ranges from $2.49-$2.99




VTech Innotab 3, The Learning App Tablet GIVEAWAY!

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*UPDATED to add a giveaway! See bottom of this post

Recently, my daughter and I were provided a sample (from VTech) to review the new VTech Innotab 3 Learning Tablet, and it couldn’t have come at a better time! My daughter has gone through some serious dental work lately, so we’ve been relying on the VTech Innotab 3 to keep her quiet, entertained and educated while we’ve had some long waits at the dentist’s office.

The Innotab 3 is a learning app tablet, that literally has hundreds of uses!

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My daughter was so excited, she couldn’t wait for me to take a pic to open it!

There’s a 180° rotating camera and video recorder that will keep your kiddos entertained for HOURS by letting them edit photos, special effects and more! This has to be my daughter’s favorite use, because she loves making movies of herself and friends with it. The fact that it rotates is something I love, because she’s not always asking me to hold the camera icon wink With the camera, there’s also the WonderCam which can add funny faces, frames, backgrounds and crazy effects to any of your photos! With 55 different effects, your child will have a blast!

The art studio brings out even more creativity within your child, by letting them “paint”, draw, color, and using stickers to decorate their masterpieces! M loves to use the art studio when she’s having quiet time. It’s a great app for the car, or when you’re waiting for a table at your favorite restaurant!

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Kiddo playing quietly, while we had a one-hour wait!

The built-in E-reader with Story Dictionary really helps your budding reader! They can read interactive e-books that you can download from the Learning Lodge, and learn the meanings of words with the built-in story dictionary. This is something we love to do together, where we can talk about the story once she’s finished reading. I’ve noticed a significant improvement in my daughter’s reading comprehension after using the Innotab 3 for a couple weeks. Parents can also track their child’s progress in the Learning Lodge as well.

And of course, there are games! Using motion, sound and touch, your child can use the D-Pad and stylus (an extra one is even included!) to add to fun! My Magic Beanstalk is a really fun game included, where you have to “grow” your beanstalk with magic! It’s a favorite, and I found myself playing with it AFTER my kiddo went to bed!

You can also download several of your favorite character games and books through the Learning Lodge (there’s over 350 apps available!)! We’ve found Disney Planes, Monsters University and even BRAVE related apps!

The Innotab 3 also comes with MP3 player, Notes, Calendar, Clock, Calculator (a must-have for my math-obsessed 2nd grader) and Friends List apps.

When you register your VTech Innotab 3 in the Learning Lodge, you also receive a one-year limited warranty, and 1 free download (some restrictions apply).

To find out more, you can also visit VTech on Facebook and Twitter.


Want to win one of your own? Simply answer #1 or all of the following (optional), leaving a comment for each. The winner will be chosen on Wednesday, November 6th at 10:00am EST, just in time for the holidays!


1) Tell me why you think the Innotab 3 is the perfect fit for the special child in your life!


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Thanks for being a Domestic Debacle reader, and good luck!






Disney Music Gift Cards Make Gift Giving and Rewarding Easy! (Sponsored)

Recently, I was given the opportunity to review Disney Music Gift Cards by Child’s Play Communications. I was so excited to participate in this campaign because my daughter is a HUGE lover of music (You’ve probably noticed the drum lesson photos and videos that I post every week!).

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As you can probably guess, buying music online can take quite a bit of time to download, and can become costly. But Disney Music Gift Cards eliminates ALL of those problems! is a fantastic family-friendly online store that contains hundreds of songs my daughter loves to listen and play to. And the best part, they’re inexpensive (Most of her favorites are just $.69!) and easy to download! As a reward, I have bought my daughter these gift cards at the end of a good practice week. My daughter (7) can easily upload the gift card and download which songs she wants to, and with little to no supervision. The gift card balance is always listed in the upper left-hand corner of the site, so there’s no checking different pages for the balance! This also teaches my daughter a great lesson about money and using it wisely (She can only download so many songs at a time, and has to decide which ones she can afford.)!

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You can find current hit artists (Selena Gomez, Bridgit Mendler, and Zendaya), Disney Channel series and original movie soundtracks (Shake It Up, Austin & Ally, Let It Shine), film soundtracks (Brave, The Muppets, TRON: Legacy), inspired-by compilations (Frankenweenie Unleashed!, Muppets: The Green Album, Almost Alice) plus classic soundtracks (Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid), Disney Junior soundtracks (Sofia the First, Jake and the Never Land Pirates), Disney Princess and Fairies compilations, Radio Disney favorites, Spanish language, Songs & Story, and many more!

The best part? They come in many amounts- from $15-$25 and even custom cards are available! For more information on Disney Music Gift Cards, or to find a retailer near you, visit