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Magic Castle Bounce House Review and #Giveaway (5 winners)

After months of this Polar Vortex nonsense, my kids are bouncing off the walls. Well, we decided to put that energy to better use and let them bounce where they’re supposed to: in a Magic Castle Inflatable Bounce House! We recently got one to review, and while we’ll have to wait until it warms up just a little more to really give it a workout, my son saw the picture on the box so we decided to give it a trial run last weekend.

My husband gave me the huffy face when I asked him to set it up. I guess he thought he was in for a big job, but we were all delighted to see how easy it was. You just plug in the blower and turn it on! It went from flat to UP in no time! Really, it was like 2 minutes. Maybe less.

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Look how proud he is! That is one happy boy, and I’m going to be one happy mama when I have this to keep him busy in the spring. The Magic Castle holds 3 kids at a time, or up to 300 pounds, so it looks like the cousins might be hanging out with us this year!

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I think we might set it up near the garden so I can weed while he bounces. I can’t think of a better afternoon! Our ground is just a tad too frozen right now for the stakes that are recommended to stabilize the whole setup, so for the sake of safety, I just let him have one quick bounce and then we packed it up for a few weeks. I’m so glad we took a trial run, though, because now I know I can set it up by myself with the 2 kids in tow. #WIN

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I think it’s safe to say he likes it, and that I’m the best mom ever. ;) If you think your kids would like one, too, read on! There’s a giveaway, and it’s HUGE!

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Buy it!

The Blast Zone Magic Castle Inflatable Bouncer is available at Amazon.com, and it’s on sale for $229.09 right now! (That’s 35% off!)

Win it!

I’ve teamed up with a group of my best blogger friends (led by Jess at MySillyMonkey.com) to bring you a crazy big giveaway!

FIVE winners will each receive a Magic Castle Bounce House! Enter using the easy Rafflecopter form below. (Stop back each day to increase your odds with daily entries!)

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Biscotti

Some things just go together, like coffee and cream.

Chocolate and peanut butter.

My belly and these biscotti. Chocolate peanut butter biscotti with salty crunched up peanuts on top, to be exact.

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The Big But Complex

Being a parent makes a person highly aware. Aware of middle-of-the-night breathing, the size of the cut-up carrot chunks, the ingredients in fruit snacks. It also makes us highly aware of our own behavior, and if you’re me, your flaws. There’s one, in particular, that I like to call the “But Complex.” Continue reading

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Gymboree: Extra 50% off Markdowns + 40% off New Spring Looks

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For two days only, Gymboree is offering an extra 50% off markdowns and 40% off select spring styles. Don’t miss your chance to stock up! (And don’t forget to use a coupon, too!)

(Disclosure: These are my affiliate links.) 

Extra 50% off markdowns at Gymboree!

40% of select kid spring styles at Gymboree! 

Valid: 2/25-2/26, Online Only!

Thanks, and happy shopping!

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On-the-Go Workout Wear from the New Lands’ End Performance Collection

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I’ve officially joined the gym…and I’m actually going! But lately I’ve really been struggling with what to wear when I work out. Should be simple, right? Well…not exactly. I’ll skip the glittery tank tops and pants with sayings on the butt, and honestly, I get enough of sloppy sweatpants at home. When I find the time to devote to working out, looking pulled together only helps my motivation. That’s why I’m digging the pieces I’m reviewing from the new Lands’ End Performance Collection: a line of comfortable, coordinated activewear for women.

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