Stilettos and Diapers Reviews: May 2013

Friday, May 31, 2013

O.A.R at Merriweather Pavillion {Giveaway}

If you're a fan of O.A.R. you'll want in on this giveaway! With 4 of the bands members from Rockville, MD, I'm betting there are some big fans in this area. Coming back to their hometown for the Sounds of Summer Tour, they will be at Merriweather Pavillion on August 1st and YOU can be there! 

Merriweather is located in Columbia, MD on 40 wooded acres. They have hosted Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead along with the best in pop, hip hop, classical and more. It's a venue you need to check out! Head over here to see their summer line up and start planning for your favorite concert!

The kind folks at Merriweather Post Pavilion are giving one reader 2 lawn tickets to see O.A.R for their Sounds of Summer Tour on August 1st! 

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Hallmark Get Carded Challenge

In these days of emails, texting and social media, I don't participate in the "snail mail" conversation as often as I should. There is something a little magical about pulling a card right from the mailbox. To see handwriting. To know that someone was thinking about you in a more personal and special way than a quick text. 

That's why I took the Hallmark Get Carded Challenge. 7 days, 7 cards, 7 people.
I sent a card to my Grandma in Georgia for Easter. A friend in Minnesota for her Birthday. I even sent one back to our house for Cooper. He loves getting mail and that card put the biggest smile on his face. 
You never know what a simple card can do to cheer someone up. I got a call from my Grandma after she got her card and she couldn't stop talking about how beautiful it was. She lives alone and I'd imagine life is pretty slow. All it took was a card to brighten her whole day. So I sent another. And I'm going to continue to do it periodically because she loves it. It's a small gesture that shows so much love and care.

Want to join the Hallmark Get Carded Challenge? Hallmark is giving away a card pack to 1 winner! Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. They are also is giving you all 30% off their cards through the end of the year! Use BLOG30 at checkout. With graduations, wedding season and Father's Day upon us, go ahead and stock up! 

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Bloggers can sign up here to participate in the challenge on your blog.

I was provided cards and postage in exchange for participating in this challenge and my honest review. All opinions are my own. 

Monday, May 6, 2013

Veggie Tales Live {Review}

Last weekend, on Cooper's Birthday, we got the chance to go see the Veggie Tales live show. This was the second live show we've seen and it just so happens to be Veggie Tales 10 year celebration. Cooper totally thought the Happy Birthday was for him. Hehe. 
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We love Veggie Tales around here. The kids love the music and dancing, the fun stories and the silly songs. I love that they can learn about Bible stories, values and good choices and I never have to worry about them learning anything questionable. 
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You can be sure that there was plenty of dancing during the show, especially from the littlest one. 
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The boys were mesmerized, really. It was such a fun, action packed show with plenty of variety and music. 
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They sang all the classic favorites, like I Love My Lips and The Hairbrush Song, as well as some fun oldies like Shout. 
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I can sing every Veggie Tales song and pretty sure I can quote the majority of the movies. That's just how much I love them. I even got Cooper to eat asparagus the other day because of the show's nutty professor, Archibald Asparagus. 
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Veggie Tales has teamed up with World Vision to give Promise Packs to children around the world who are in need. We had the opportunity at the show to buy these backpacks for children that were filled with school supplies, personal hygiene items and a blanket. 

I feel like teaching children gratefulness is one of the most difficult things to do. We chose to purchase these backpacks and have a talk with Cooper about why we did it, how blessed he is and how much a small gift from us can really change someone else's life. World Vision also has children that you can sponsor for around $1 a day. It's gut wrenching to think that less than half of what we spend on a cup of coffee could be changing the life of a child in need.

Thanks to the wonderful people of Veggie Tales, for opening our eyes to these wonderful children as well as continuing to make videos that teach great things to our children! 

Go check out the Veggie Tales Live page to be alerted for the fall shows that will be announced soon! Your kids will thank you!  

I was provided with tickets for my family to this Veggie Tales show because I serve as a Veggie Tales Ambassador. All opinions are my own.