Archives for March 14, 2014

The Shandle Toilet Seat Handle Giveaway Opportunity!

 A great giveaway for those with little ones!

Surely by now you have heard about the sweetest little bathroom hack around. What is that you say, you haven’t? Well then let me to tell you about it.

The Shandle Toilet Seat Handle instantly gives small hands more control when lifting and lowering the toilet seat. Goodbye seat slamming, Hello healthy habits!

Some toilet seats are not to be touched. The Shandle gives people who live amongst beasts a safer place to lift the seat…with a hand or a foot.

Clean, contemporary designs put a finishing touch on bathrooms of any size, shape or character.

  • Easy peel-and-stick installation.
  • Built-In Antimicrobial Protection
  • Waterproof decals on both sides.
  • Product Size: 3″ x 3″
  • Made from ABS Plastic
This is what a couple of people have said about the Shandle Toilet-Seat Handle:
“This is a fantastic product, been using it for a while now. It’s really handy. I wouldn’t do without one now that I’ve had it.” Greg 
“Buy them in bulk and send them to your sons in their college dorms! They will be eternally grateful!” Mary 
So, take it from these folks, buy 1, buy 3, buy a few dozen!
For now, how would you like to win one and a cool $25 Paypal? Shandle-Toilet Seat Handle is generously giving away the chance to receive just that to one of my lucky winners. Enter in the Rafflecopter below.  GOOD LUCK!!!
Disclosure: SoCal City Kids has been asked by Away We Go Media to help promote this giveaway and is not responsible for prize shipment nor received compensation of any kind for this post. The giveaway runs from March14th Midnight MST- March 31st Midnight MST.
Winner must have an active Paypal account and can only choose one of any of the toilet-seat handles from the site. Winner will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter and have 48 hours to respond to an email sent or an alternate winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to US only.

A Magical Day at Disneyland The most magical place!

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Disneyland really is a magical place! Last week my son and I had the opportunity to visit both Disneyland and California Adventure. My 10-year-old son was so excited that he had trouble falling asleep the night before and woke up bright and early the next morning because he was so excited and ready to go! We have been to both parks before but it had been a few years. I was looking forward to visiting because I’m a big fan of Winnie the Pooh and Tigger and my son and I were both excited about exploring Cars Land.

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My son is now tall enough to go on nearly every ride and he was most excited about the roller coasters! We arrived when the parks opened at 10 am and quickly decided to check out California Adventure first. My son couldn’t wait to go on Soarin’ Over California and California Screamin’. I actually loved Soarin’ Over California and I survived California Screamin’.  We then chose to visit Cars Land and yes, the line was a bit long for the Radiator Springs Racers and we missed the fast passes. But, the wait was worth it! I absolutely loved it and so did my son. It’s like you are in a real car race! It may just be one of my favorites in California Adventure. Although, World of Color is not to be missed! In my son’s words…”World of Color is awesome!”  We also went on the Little Mermaid Ride and there was practically no line for this ride but it’s a wonderful ride especially if you are a fan of the Little Mermaid!

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We just had the most magical day hopping from park to park! There are just so many fun rides, shows to see, and so much to do! It is truly a magical place! What I love most about Disneyland is that it’s really like you are somewhere special even if you live 30 minutes away. It’s like you are in a magical and fun world away from your every day life. It’s the atmosphere! There are amusement parks and then there is Disneyland parks. Maybe, it is the magic castle, the plants and gardens, the Disney characters but Disneyland is the place to go! My son says they also have the best rides like Space Mountain! You can actually spend more than a day here! I actually recommend spending at least a couple of days! (Hint! Isn’t Spring break approaching?) Disneyland Resorts also offer Two or Three Days of fun at special prices for southern California Residents right now! So don’t miss out on this special opportunity!

Southern California residents can “show their Disney side” in 2014 as the Disneyland Resort once again presents a ticket offer especially for them, with options for two or three days of fun and adventure at the parks – all at special prices.

To explore all there is to do at Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park, Southern California residents may purchase a 2-day ticket with their choice of one park per day for just $129, a 2-day Park Hopper ticket for just $164, a 3-day ticket with their choice of one park per day for just $159, or a 3-day Park Hopper for just $194.

With these limited-time Southern California resident tickets, guests get the flexibility to make memories with family
and friends over two or three days from Jan. 6 to June 6, 2014. (Blockout days March 31-April 20, 2014.*) The
sooner a purchase is made, the more time guests will have to return for a second or third visit. For blockout dates and restrictions, visit For park hours and entertainment schedules, check out the calendar at

Self Disclosure: We received media passes to feature Disneyland/California Adventure parks but any opinions expressed are my own.



Counting On A Healthier Snack to Help Get Through Tax Season: Crunchies Unveils Pre-Tax Day “Crunching The Numbers” Promotion

             Accountants & Consumers Stressing Over April 15 Deadline Can Win Crunchies!

Recognizing just how emotionally as well as financially taxing the weeks leading up to April 15 are for millions of financial planners and everyday Americans, freeze-dried fruit and veggie snacks leader Crunchies is introducing “Crunching The Numbers.” The two-part online promotion launches March 15 and concludes April 30, 2014.

Accountants and tax consultants are invited to email or post a 50 word or less note explaining why crunching the numbers is especially stressful this time of year and why they often turn to fattening snacks to help them get through the long hours and even longer tax forms. Email: or connect on: Facebook or Twitter.

The first 100 CPAs and tax consultants who send in emails with a shipping address along with easily verifiable proof that they’re in the financial planning industry will not only each win free Crunchies product, but also vie for a Grand Prize Gift Basket including Crunchies product as well as such fun Crunchies swag items as a shirt, hat, water bottle and more!

Crunchies is concurrently inviting all tax-paying U.S. consumers to send in 50 words or less on why the stresses and long hours leading up to April 15 likewise prompt them to consume an especially large amount of fattening and unhealthy snacks. The first 100 entries will similarly win free Crunchies product and vie for a Grand Prize Gift Basket (consumers need to remember to include their shipping address to receive their free Crunchies!).

Crunchies’ new “Crunching The Numbers” promotion will be driven primarily through the company’s robust social media channels. It was created to put a positive spin on the notion of number crunching during tax season by highlighting the all-natural satisfying and healthy crunchy appeal of Crunchies snacks that are naturally low fat with no preservatives or unhealthy additives, when compared to high-fat snacks such as potato chips.

Commenting on the “Crunching The Numbers” promotion, Crunchies’ Director of Marketing Jessi Brennan said, “Working on tax forms can be a long and laborious process which many people try to alleviate by eating high-fat, low-nutrition snacks that add to their weight and subtract from their overall well-being. That’s not healthy math! This promotion was created to encourage anyone stressing over Tax Day to instead grab a bag of delicious and nutritious Crunchies freeze-dried fruits and veggies – a snack that always adds up to a healthier and more satisfying treat.”

Crunchies are made in the U.S.A. through a unique freeze-drying process in which individually frozen fruits and vegetables are placed in a refrigerated vacuum chamber that removes up to 97% of the moisture. This special process gives Crunchies their crunchy texture and allows them to retain on average, 90%-94% of their original nutrients and virtually all nutritious enzymes. (Air drying retains an average of only 45% maximum of nutrients.) Plus, Crunchies are typically more nutritious than even fresh produce, unless the fruits and veggies are eaten shortly after picking!

Self Disclosure: Crunchies sponsored feature.