This Year’s Popular Halloween Costumes (+10% off Coupon)

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CostumeKingdom.com has just released a graphic of this year’s popular Halloween costumes, plus a coupon code to help you save on any costume you choose.

Costume Kingdom fun costumes for kids, adults, babies, plus-size, and even dogs all in the same place! Today through October 31, you’ll get an extra 10% off anything in the store by entering code CK10 at checkout

Save 10% off any purchase at CostumeKingdom.com with code CK10 through October 31

 

Cool Baby Things: Nap Nanny Chill + Coupon

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Does your baby seem to sleep best in her car seat?

She’s not alone. Many babies sleep better when inclined, and now there’s a comfortable and safe little infant recliner designed just for them.

Created by a mother of two, the Nap Nanny Chill is much like a car seat in design – featuring a 30 degree angle for incline and support –  but it’s soft like a blanket, and stable like a mattress. Plus, there’s a safety harness to keep your baby right where she’s supposed to be.

The Nap Nanny Chill is lightweight and portable, and can be used when your baby is sleeping as well as when she’s eating. playing or just checking out her world.

(Note that you’ll want to stop using the Nap Nanny Chill for overnight use once your infant starts to sit up and becomes more active, usually at around 4 months. As with any baby product, you’ll want to make sure to observe all of the safety guidelines for your Nap Nanny Chill to keep your baby safe.)

You can find this new cool baby thing at specialty retailers across the United States, as well as at Babies R Us, buybuyBaby, RightStart and at www.napnanny.com

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The Nap Nanny Chill in Safari

All you have to do is choose the color and fabric for your washable cover:  blue minky dot, camel minky flat, giraffe, lavender minky flat, pink minky dot, sage minky dot, oatmeal minky flat and platinum minky flat.  (Additional covers sold are separately for $49.99)

Nap Nanny Chill Coupon

Now here’s the exciting part:

The folks at NapNanny.com have generously offered to give Momscapers a discount: for the next three days, use code MSJJ913 at NapNanny.com to save 15%!

 

Tips for a Dementia Free Diet + Free Book Download “Happy to 102″

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In observance of World Alzheimer’s Month, Lily Sarafan, expert and author on aging and care, shares her tips for a dementia-free diet. Chances are, the suggestions below are already a part of your healthy diet, but, if not, now is a great time to start!

Tips for a Dementia Free Diet

1. Citrus Fruits
Citrus fruits are extremely rich in vitamin C, an antioxidant that improves how blood vessels function and skin health. Additionally, a recent study revealed that vitamin C helps to dissolve plaque build-up in the brain which can be caused by the onset of Alzheimer’s.

2. Almonds
Vitamin E, a naturally occurring antioxidant found in nuts, has also been linked with lowering an individual’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s. Similar to vitamin C, vitamin E promotes healthy blood vessels that produce oxygen rich blood, a crucial component to a healthy mind.

3. Fish
Over the past several decades, scientists have closely studied the beneficial effects linked to omega-3 fatty acids that can be found in oily cold-water fish such as salmon and herring. A balanced diet that includes omega-3 fatty acids decreases inflammation in the body and enhances heart function.

4. Coffee
For all you coffee lovers, a 2009 study from the University of South Florida revealed that there are, in fact, benefits to consuming a daily cup-of-joe. The study demonstrated that caffeinated coffee reduced blood levels of plaque forming protein and cognitive impairment associated with Alzheimer’s. Unfortunately, decaffeinated coffee fails to have the same effect.

Free Book Download: Happy to 102

Author Lily Sarafan is COO of Home Care Assistance and author on aging and care. She is offering Momscape readers a free download of her book Happy to 102: The Best Kept Secrets to a Long and Happy Life. Click here to download the book, in PDF format. The print list price of this book is $24.98, but you can get it for free!

Cool Things – SpaFinder Wellness Gift Cards

For more than 25 years, SpaFinder has been helping people find just-right spa experiences. Now, they are helping people journey further down the path to a wellness with a redesigned mission: You can now redeem your SpaFinder Gift Cards at not just spas, but at yoga and Pilates studios, as well as personal training locations across the country.

Love it!

At the new SpaFinder Wellness site, you’ll be able to navigate through (and give as gifts) thousands of new ways to enhance the body and mind. You can find, book online, and buy gift cards for thousands of yoga and Pilates studios, fitness clubs, spas, weight loss programs, wellness providers, and more.

Whether it’s a barre class, a boot camp or a spa service, you’ll find something for everyone on your list. You can print the gift certificate instantly, have  a gift card mailed, or email a spafinder wellness gift certificate – so it’s a great last minute gift, too!

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Give the Gift of Wellness!

Redeem your SpaFinder Wellness Gift Card at thousands of spas, yoga and Pilates studies, and personal training locations across the country.

And here’s a coupon code to get you going!

Buy One SpaFinder Wellness Gift Card, Get One 20% Off ENJOY20
Shop through link above and use code ENJOY20 at checkout!
This is an ongoing coupon, but you can always get more SpaFinder Wellness Coupons here.

Cool Things – Wittlebee Kids Clothing Club + Wittlebee Coupon

Wittlebee Kids Clothing Club

Here’s something that can help you save money on kids’ clothes, and keep you out of the mall: Wittlebee Kids’ Clothing Club.

For $39.99, Wittlebee will ship you a box of new kids’ clothing items. Each box has a retail value of right around $100, so it’s a great way to add to your child’s existing clothing supply with some fun new items. (And who doesn’t love to get a box of goodies each month in the mail?)

Naturally, as your child grows, so can the sizes of the clothes you receive in your monthly box.

To get started, all you need to do is fill out a style profile, then you can talk with one of Wittlebee’s stylists so you can be sure your boxes will be properly customized (based on your personal preferences in terms of gender, sizes, color, and geographic location.) Each month, you’ll get 6 brand new items, which focus on the essentials: onesies or t-shirts, dresses, leggings and solid color items.

Wittlebee ships your boxes for free, you can cancel (or pause) your service at anytime, and the clothes are yours to keep. And here’s something else we know you’ll like: One for Onesie is Wittlebee’s social good program. For every box shipped, they donate a onesie to a child in need.

Learn more – or sign up here.

Wittlebee Coupon

We always like to have a coupon code or special offer to go along with the Things We Love, so….

Click this link to get $10 off your first month with Wittlebee! (Ends 12/31/12)

 

Cool Baby Things – gogo Kidz Travelmate Car Seat Stroller

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I just saw this on the pages of Budget Travel magazine and immediately wished I’d had this when my kids were wee.

Available online from BabyEarth.com, the gogo Kidz Travelmate Car Seat Stroller is a convenient and safe attachment for your car seat. Instead of carrying your car seat and child through the airport, you can wheel them!

Check out this toddler and mama just cruising through baggage claim…

Clever!

gogo Kidz Travelmate Car Seat Stroller
gogo Kidz Travelmate Car Seat Stroller
This thing is a must-have for parents traveling with toddlers. Because the FAA strongly recommends children under 40 lbs. be seated in a child car seat on an airplane, parents have had to haul their car seats through the airport, straining their backs, arms and patience. The gogo Kidz significantly lightens the load of parents on the go with toddlers and all their gear. Plus it eliminates the need to rent or borrow a car seat at your destination. It’s easy to mount and lays flat in the trunk or backseat of the car when not in use.

You might also want the carrying case, also available from BabyEarth.com:

gogo Kidz Travelmate Storage Bag
gogo Kidz Travelmate Storage Bag
The black, non-woven, drawstring bag folds up small when not in use.

And here are BabyEarth Coupons, when available.

Cool Things – The Invisible “Conceal Shelf”

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Here’s an easy home decor project out there for you minimalists who love books!

Available online from Uncommon Goods, these two rendition of the “conceal shelf” are oh-so simple in design:

Conceal Shelf
Conceal Shelf
Price: $14.99
Why dust standard shelves or clutter your floor with stacks of books when your books can float on the wall? This powder coated steel shelf designed by Miron Lior becomes invisible behind a stack of books – creating the illusion of a floating pile of tomes. (Available in two sizes: The regular size holds up to 15 pounds. The large size holds up to 20 pounds.)

Or maybe you’d prefer this one, also available online from Uncommon Goods:

Conceal L Shelf
Conceal L Shelf

Like the best literature, this startling bookshelf will have you rethinking the way you look at the world. A new twist on the popular “invisible” Conceal Shelf, your books will appear to rest on a bar of sleek black plywood that bends downward (perhaps under the weighty ideas written on those pages). But instead of sliding off, the shelf’s hidden hardware keeps your books defying gravity and easily accessible for use.

A very cool thing!

See some of our Favorite Gift Ideas from Uncommon Goods.

Things We Love – Kids for Kids Fashion

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Here’s something that can help you plant seeds of social responsibility while engaging your children in discussion about the needs of kids all over the world.

Kids for Kids is a clothing line that features artwork made by children from different organizations. The sales of this clothing then supports these children in need around the world.

The name of the child-artist is printed on every onesie and tee that his or her drawing appears on. The orphaned child then receives recognition for his or her work of art and then provides a positive boost of self-esteem and life encouragement.

This interaction then opens a window of opportunity for parents to educate their children about less fortunate kids around the world as well as about responsible consumerism.

More About Kids for Kids: Founded by Iris Shiloh, Kids for Kids was inspired by Shiloh’s journey through India in 2010 with a focus of giving back to children who are less fortunate.

After visiting the Tibetan Children’s Village, a community that provides children with a loving and nurturing environment as well as Tibetan education and values, Shiloh became deeply passionate after meeting the children and dedicated staff of the village.

Kids for Kids donates 10% of sales to these organizations, creating a full circle of love.

Baby-suits are available in short and long sleeves with both unisex designs.  Available in sizes 0-3, 3-6, 6-12, 12-18 and 18-24, babysuits are 100% cotton and cost $20. T-shirts are available in unisex and girls.  Available in size 4 –8 and 10-12 coming soon.  T-shirts are 100% cotton and cost $20.

Kids for Kids are available at kidsforkidsfashion.com.

Things We Love – Free Cardstore App


Download the FREE Cardstore iPhone App Today!

The bus stop. The doctor’s office. The DMV. The Cardstore Mobile app has turned them into the perfect places to send a real life greeting card straight from your heart, by way of your iPhone, to someone’s mailbox.

Just choose your favorite card, personalize it with a message and pics from your phone, and finish with your own finger-written signature. When you’re finished, Cardstore.com will stamp it, address it, and mail it for you. Easy as pie. The selection of cards will make it fun and simple to find a card for any and every occasion. You can even connect to Facebook reminders and never miss another birthday.

Things We Love – Lunchskins

Lunchskins Reusable Sandwich Bag, Berry Flower, 1 ea
Lunchskins Reusable Sandwich Bags

Are you tired of spending a fortune on disposable sandwich and snack bags? It’s not only expensive; each plastic sandwich bag ends up in landfills. They take decades to degrade and just aren’t good for our environment. Each day more than 20 million single-use plastic sandwich bags end up in U.S. landfills. This year you can send your children to school with reusable sandwich and snack bags.

Lunch Skins are reusable sandwich bags. They come in fun colors and patterns so boys and girls of all ages will feel confident at the school lunch table.

The bags are dishwasher safe and easy to clean…so easy that your children can clean them without your help! And they’re safe to use. They’re moisture-proof, lead-free, bpa-free, and phthalate-free. You can pack your children’s lunches and feel confident that they’re safe. Each bag is hand sewn and has a hook and loop velcro closure.

If you use three disposable bags a day, at twenty cents a day, you’re spending about sixty cents each day or more than $200 a year. A pack of 3 LunchSkins cost around $25. Even if you buy 5 complete sets or 15 bags, you’re saving more than $75 annually. It’s a huge savings and a great way to reduce your families footprint.

Here are a variety of Lunchskins, available online at Drugstore.com (Drugstore.com coupons are here.)

Lunchskins Reusable Sandwich Bag, Red Apple, 1 ea
Lunchskins Reusable Sandwich Bag, Red Apple, 1 ea
Price: $8.99
Reusable cloth pouches for sandwiched & snacks.
Saves Thousands of plastic bags
Certified food-safe fabric Hand sewn in the USA Dishwasher-safe
Quick-drying, lightweight cotton fabric
Replaces hundreds of plastic baggies
Lead-free, BPA-free and Phthalate-free
6.5 x 6.5 inches with fold over flap and snug hook & loop closure.

Lunchskins Reusable Sandwich Bag, Green Bud, 1 ea
Lunchskins Reusable Sandwich Bag, Green Bud, 1 ea

Lunchskins Reusable Snack Bag, Berry Flower, 1 ea
Lunchskins Reusable Snack Bag, Berry Flower, 1 ea

Lunchskins Reusable Sandwich Bag, Green Lizard, 1 ea
Lunchskins Reusable Sandwich Bag, Green Lizard, 1 ea
Price: $8.99
Reusable Sandwich bags Reusable cloth pouches for sandwiched & snacks. Saves Thousands of plastic bags Certified food-safe fabric Hand sewn in the USA Dishwasher-safe Quick-drying, lightweight cotton fabric Replaces hundreds of plastic baggies Lead-free, BPA-free and Phthalate-free 6.5 x 6.5 inches with fold over flap and snug hook & loop closure grow a little greener™ Whether you care

Lunchskins Reusable Sandwich Bag, Orange Crabs, 1 ea
Lunchskins Reusable Sandwich Bag, Orange Crabs, 1 ea

Lunchskins Reusable Sandwich Bag, Navy Blue, 1 ea
Lunchskins Reusable Sandwich Bag, Navy Blue, 1 ea

Lunchskins Reusable Snack Bag, Berry Dot Snack, 1 ea
Lunchskins Reusable Snack Bag, Berry Dot Snack, 1 ea

Lunchskins Reusable Sandwich Bag, Berry Flower, 1 ea
Lunchskins Reusable Sandwich Bag, Berry Flower, 1 ea

Lunchskins Sandwich Bag, Red Bird, 1 ea
Lunchskins Sandwich Bag, Red Bird, 1 ea

Lunchskins Sandwich Bag, Tangerine Orange, 1 ea
Lunchskins Sandwich Bag, Tangerine Orange, 1 ea

Lunchskins Reusable Snack Bag, Navy Blue Stripe, 1 ea
Lunchskins Reusable Snack Bag, Navy Blue Stripe, 1 ea

Lunchskins Reusable Snack Bag, Aqua Polka Dot, 1 ea
Lunchskins Reusable Snack Bag, Aqua Polka Dot, 1 ea