Thursday, September 26, 2013

PureCostumes.com Halloween Costumes


Pure Costumes, headquartered in South El Monte, CA, is your year-round online resource for Halloween costumes and accessories.  Their goal is to provide their customers with the best online costumes shopping experience possible.  Pure Costumes offers an early preview of the year's newest lines and allows customers to pre-order the costumes in order to receive them in time for Halloween.  In addition to having your order shipped straight to your house, they offer a will-call option for local online orders and they are also open to walk-ins during their off-season.

Pure Costumes offers its customers a Pure Rewards program, which is free to join.  When signed into your PureCostumes.com account, for every purchase you make, you'll earn 1 point for every $1 spent on merchandise (tax and shipping costs do not count toward earning points).  Every 10 points earned equal to $1 allowed to spend at PureCostumes.com.  Points will expire if your account becomes inactive because no purchase has been made within 180 days.    

Couples Costumes
Group Costumes

Pure Costumes carries a large selection of costumes not only for the Halloween season - infant costumes, toddler costumes, kids costumes, teen costumes, adult costumes, sexy costumes, plus size costumes, pet costumes, wigs and masks, shoes and accessories, and licensed costumes.  Each year, I'm always searching for ideas for couples costumes for my husband and I.  Pure Costumes carries a variety of couples costumes - Batman couple, Disney's Beauty and the Beast couple, Dr. Seuss couple, Monsters University couple, Where's Waldo couple, Bacon and Egg couple, and the list goes on.  Now that we have Baby Hsu and another little munchkin on the way, I try to have the entire family dress up with a group theme.  In addition to couples costumes, Pure Costumes also carries a wide selection of group costumes for the family and even for a group of friends - Coca Cola group costumes, Crayola group costumes, Despicable Me 2 group costumes, Disney Villain Women group costumes, Heinz group costumes, and many more.

Currently, Pure Costumes is offering free shipping on orders $65 or more with promo code FREE65.  You can also receive 10% your entire order by going to their Facebook page and liking them. 

Stay current with Pure Costumes on Facebook and @purecostumes on Twitter.

Disclaimer:  This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of myself.  Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.  However, for review purposes, I do accept and will keep the products reviewed.






Friday, July 5, 2013

Halloween Adventure - Costume Accessories Review


Halloween Adventure is an online retailer that offers over 10,000 items of Halloween costumes, accessories, decorations and party supplies.  In addition to Halloween, they also have a wide selection of costumes for other holidays.   


Just a few more months before Halloween rolls around.  This year, Baby Hsu will be dressed as Frankenstein.  And I, of course, will be the Bride of Frankenstein.  I've had my eyes on the sharp and bold Club Transylvania Monster Bride Wig.  I love how this tall beehive style wig slants up.  The white streaks and sideburns on the wig is a nice touch to give the character a bit of a cool attitude.  When I took the wig out of the bag, it was a bit flat so I just took a hairdryer and comb to style it a bit.  The wig is hollow inside, but does rest well on my head.  So, I'm thinking about stuffing balls of tissue paper or newspaper inside the wig and secure the wig with bobby pins all around.  I will also pair my Frankenstein Bride costume with the White Stitched Fingerless Gloves.  The gloves are made from 95% polyester and 5% nylon.  I like how the stitches are not too gory and that the fur adds a feminine touch.  The Sheer Wig Cap comes in handy to keep my long hair in place and to prevent an itchy scalp from the wig.  All these costume accessories from Halloween Adventure will pair well with my Frankenstein Bride costume.  


I am excited to sport my Frankenstein Bride costume accessories from Halloween Adventure when I take Baby Hsu trick-or-treating this year (HSUper Parents-Approved)!

BUY IT!  The Club Transylvania Monster Bride Wig may be purchased for $17.99, the White Stitched Fingerless Gloves for $9.99 and the Wig Cap for $3.99 from Halloween Adventure.  Currently, they have a promotion for 20% off costumes $20 or more (use code SCARE20) and free shipping on orders over $60.

Stay current with Halloween Adventure on Facebook and @HalloweenAdvent on Twitter.

Disclaimer:  This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of myself.  Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.  However, for review purposes, I do accept and will keep the products reviewed.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Easy Canvas Prints - Custom Photo Canvas Review



Easy Canvas Prints allows you to turn your photos into canvas.  You can even print your favorite Instagram photos on a custom canvas.  Their canvas prints are printed and stretched in-house by their canvas professionals and come ready to hang or display with a classic semi-gloss finish.  Easy Canvas Prints' photo canvas are perfect for decorating your home and office and make lovely gifts.  


I customized my 12" x 12" canvas print with a photo of Baby Hsu in his first Easter outfit.  I currently have it displayed in our family room above our fireplace.  But, it will soon be hung in his new room as he transitions into his big boy bed.  I love how the photo canvas print adds a nice dimension and decor to the room.  To start customizing your canvas print, you would first select your canvas size - 8" x 8", 8" x 10", 11" x 14", 12" x 12", 12" x 18", 16" x 20", 18" x 24", 24"x 36", 30" x 40" or a custom size up to 40" high and 40" wide.  Then, you would select your canvas wrap thickness - 0.75" Standard Wrap, 1.5" Gallery Wrap or Framed.  You would then need to upload a photo either from your computer or you can access an album from Facebook or Instagram.  Once your photo is uploaded, there's an indicator that tells you whether your photo quality is poor, fair or good.  The next step would be to choose a display option - Standard Wall Hanger or Canvas Stand.  Then, you would need to decide on a border option - Mirror Image, Image Wrap or Border Color.  Lastly, there are optional color finishing (none, black and white or sepia) and optional image retouching (none, minor image retouching or major image retouching).  For some options, there are additional charges.  

Baby Hsu's photo canvas from Easy Canvas Prints is just the perfect item to decorate the walls of his new room (HSUper Parents-Approved)!

Stay current with Easy Canvas Prints on Facebook and @easycanvas on Twitter.

Disclaimer:  This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of myself.  Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.  However, for review purposes, I do accept and will keep the products reviewed. 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Jay and Shay's Charity Wedding for St. Baldricks

Jay and Shay are getting married in July at Omni Cancun Hotel and Villas and they have decided to turn their nuptials into a Charity Wedding, benefitting the St. Baldrick's pediatric cancer research charity.  On Jay's blog, he has launched a Rafflecopter sweepstakes to give away a $100 Amazon Gift Card as a thanks to those who help promote their Charity Wedding.  In addition, their first sponsor, Taco Cabana, is giving away "Taco Cabana for a Year".

Congratulations Jay and Shay!

http://halftimelessons.com/charity-wedding-stbaldricks2013/

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

GIVEAWAY - $25 GC CafePress.com Personalized Gifts! (ENDS 6/5)



CafePress.com is the leader in on-demand printing with the world's largest selection of artist-based t-shirts, clothing, accessories, housewares and gifts.  There are over 300 million unique products to choose from and you can even make your own designs with their easy online tool.  CafePress allows you to personalize and customize your products.  Their top departments include posters, iPhone 5 cases, t-shirts, greeting cards, hoodies, invitations, shower curtains, wall clocks, pajamas, coffee mugs, bedding and throw pillows.

With the new Iron Man 3 movie just recently released, CafePress offers a wide variety of Iron Man 3 merchandise.  If you're a big Iron Man fan, you must check out their Iron Man shirts and Iron Man sweatshirts and hoodies.



WIN IT!  CafePress.com has generously offered a $25 gift certificate to their online store to a lucky HSUper Parents reader!

Mandatory Entry - Remember to leave your comment on this blog post below (do not comment in Rafflecopter). 
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Giveaway open to US and Canada and ends on 06/05/2013 at 11:59pm PST.  A winner will be chosen with random.org.  The winner will be notified by email and posted on this blog.  Winners will have 48 hours to reply to my email or a new winner will be chosen.  Good luck!

Disclaimer:  This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of myself.  Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.  However, for review purposes, I do accept and will keep the products reviewed.    

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Wholesale Halloween Costumes - Universal Studios Lil Frankie Infant/Toddler Costume Review



WholesaleHalloweenCostumes.com is your year-round source for adult costumes, kids costumes, accessories and makeup, masks, wigs, hats, props and decorations.  They offer over 4,000 different costumes and accessories in the latest styles and from the hottest licenses including, Disney, Marvel, Nickelodeon, Star Wars, Barbie and many others.  In addition, they carry a huge selection of seasonal holiday costumes, not just for Halloween.  Wholesale Halloween Costumes offer costumes at wholesale prices.



I have found the perfect costume for Baby Hsu for Halloween 2013 - Universal Studios Lil Frankie Infant/Toddler Costume!  The two piece costume is available in sizes Infant (suitable for children up to 12 months old) and Toddler (suitable for children up to 4 years old - I would say 3 years old to be on the safe side).  The top piece is a pullover that consists of a padded block head piece (with nuts and bolts on the sides) attached to the coat and shirt.  The green coat, detailed with patches and scars, is attached to the dark brown shirt inside with a zipper in the middle that stops about right at the chest.  The dark brown trousers feature a patch on the left leg with attached shoe covers.  There are strips of elastics with velcro underneath to secure the shoe cover.  Trick-or-treating during the night here in Southern California can get pretty chilly and I just love how the head piece serves as a hat to keep Baby Hsu's head warm.  


I can't wait to take our little Frankenstein trick-or-treating in Wholesale Halloween Costumes' Universal Studios Lil Frankie Costume (HSUper Parents-Approved)!

Stay current with Wholesale Halloween Costumes on Facebook and @WHCostumes on Twitter.

BUY IT!  The Universal Studios Lil Frankie Infant/Toddler may be purchased for $19.90 on their site.

Disclaimer:  This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of myself.  Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.  However, for review purposes, I do accept and will keep the products reviewed.

Monday, January 7, 2013

More Entries to GIVEAWAY - $30 GC ALuckyHorseshoe.com

There will be more entries to the $30 GC ALuckyHorseshoe.com Vinyl Wall Art Decals Giveaway.  I just realized you can vote for Sandra Spearman (EF Casting Call) daily!  So, you will be allowed to earn 1 point each day you vote until 01/18/13.

Effective 01/07/13, I would need you to verify your vote in the Rafflecopter form.  Before you click the "vote" button, also checkmark the "Share to my wall".  Once you have voted, go to your Facebook page.  Locate that post and click on the timestamp.  Copy the url and paste into the Rafflecopter form.

https://apps.facebook.com/efcastingcall/contests/308699/voteable_entries/63450937

Good luck Sandra!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

GIVEAWAY (2 EASY ENTRIES) - $30 GC ALuckyHorseshoe.com Vinyl Wall Art Decal! (ENDS 1/18)



ALuckyHorseshoe.com is a Washington-based company, where they donate a portion of their proceeds to horse rescue organizations, that creates artistic and quality vinyl wall art and decals. Their collection of vinyl wall decals include horse, kids, quotes, nature, transportation, sports and other decorative images.  The decals may be used to decorate any room in your house, including laptops, binders, desks, cars, and anything you like.


ALuckyHorseshoe.com's vinyl wall art decals are easy to install (without damaging your walls) and add character to your room (HSUper Parents-Approved)!

If you are not interested in winning the $30 gift certificate but would like to help, please kindly vote for "EF Casting Call - Sandra Spearman" (click on link below).  Thank you!


WIN IT!  ALuckyHorseshoe.com has generously offered a $30 gift certificate to their online store to a lucky HSUper Parents reader!

Mandatory Entry - Remember to leave your comment on this blog post below (do not comment in Rafflecopter).
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Giveaway open to US and Canada and ends on 01/18/2013 at 11:59pm PST.  A winner will be chosen with random.org.  The winner will be notified by email and posted on this blog.  Winners will have 48 hours to reply to my email or a new winner will be chosen.  Good luck!

Disclaimer:  This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of myself.  Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.  However, for review purposes, I do accept and will keep the products reviewed.   

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

GIVEAWAY - SwaddleDesigns Fitted Flannel Crib Sheet! (ENDS 1/23)


SwaddleDesigns products are known for their great quality and long lasting value that moms and babies love and enjoy for years.

SwaddleDesigns is also well respected by the medical community – often recommended by pediatricians, nurses, doulas, newborn care instructors.

SwaddleDesigns was founded by Lynette Damir, RN, Designer and Mom of two in 2002. SwaddleDesigns is known for their premium quality fabric, fabulous colors and prints, and their innovative 123 Swaddle® pictorial instructional label sewn to the edge of their Swaddling blankets that makes learning how to swaddle so easy.

SwaddleDesigns Fitted Flannel Crib sheets provide a cozy texture that so many babies love. Many moms state they think their baby sleeps better on a flannel sheet. Our soft sheets are made from lightweight, breathable, premium cotton flannel, and they are available in a variety of designer prints and colors. Machine wash warm, tumble dry low and they look great wash after wash. Made in USA!


SwaddleDesigns Fitted Flannel Crib Sheets are one of my favorites to keep Baby Hsu cozy and warm from the wintry weather!  Their designs are all so chic and stylish.  The crib sheet is sized for a standard crib mattress at 28" x 52".  The quality and soft crib sheet is made of 100% natural cotton fibers with premium elastic around the entire bottom edge.  I've had another one of their fitted crib sheet in a different design for over a year and the elastic is still in tip top shape.  I would advise to always follow the instructions when washing to prevent shrinkage.  Below is a photo of Baby Hsu lying on his new SwaddleDesigns Fitted Crib Sheet in Kiwi Triplets Paisleys.  I just love the colors and design of this pattern.  This pattern may also be used for a baby girl's bedding.  SwaddleDesigns is among the very few to offer such premium and trendy fitted flannel crib sheets.  


SwaddleDesigns Fitted Flannel Crib Sheet is a must-have for parents and makes a terrific gift (HSUper Parents-Approved)!

BUY IT!  SwaddleDesigns Fitted Flannel Crib Sheet - Kiwi Triplets Paisleys may be purchased on their site for $32.00.

WIN IT!  SwaddleDesigns has generously offered winner's choice of their Fitted Crib Sheet to a lucky HSUper Parents reader!

Mandatory Entry - Remember to leave your comment on this blog post below (do not comment in Rafflecopter).
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Giveaway open to US and Canada and ends on 01/23/2013 at 11:59pm PST.  A winner will be chosen with random.org.  The winner will be notified by email and posted on this blog.  Winners will have 48 hours to reply to my email or a new winner will be chosen.  Good luck!

Disclaimer:  This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of myself.  Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.  However, for review purposes, I do accept and will keep the products reviewed.  

Happy 2013!

Wishing you all a blessed and happy new year!


Saturday, November 10, 2012

QUICK GIVEAWAY - $50 GC Shutterfly! (ENDS 11/19)


With Halloween that has just passed and Thanksgiving coming around, I am totally excited for Christmas - jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock!  One of my favorite things about Christmas is taking a family photo and making Photo Christmas Cards to share with loved ones.  Depending on the design and color theme of the card, I coordinate the family's outfit to match the card's theme.  Shutterfly has a wonderful new collection of Christmas Cards this year from traditional colors and embellishments to merry and bright colors for a modern feel.  They also feature religious based cards and cards that showcase your pets.  Shutterfly has a variety of cards to fit your style.   
   

This year, I think I might just go with the Pretty Pattern Christmas Card (1st photo shown above on the 2nd row).  I love the gorgeous flowers in the background that display the Christmas colors of red and green.  The Pretty Pattern is available in colors green or red and in formats 4x8, 5x7 or 5x5.  The flat stationary card is printed on a 110 lb. premium cardstock with a finish of matte or glossy.  The card allows for one photo to be uploaded and the back side may also be personalized with photos and text.  Blank white envelopes are included, but Shutterfly does offer mail options.  I can't wait to receive my bright-orange Shutterfly package!

I can always count on Shutterfly for an elegant and festive photo Christmas card (HSUper Parents-Approved)!

BUY IT!  The Pretty Pattern Christmas Card may be purchased for as low as $1.39 per card.  Remember to visit Shutterfly's Special Offers page http://www.shutterfly.com/special-offers for current discounts and savings.

WIN IT!  Shutterfly has generously offered a promo code for $50 off order of $50 or more (excluding tax and shipping and cannot be combined with any other promos) to a lucky HSUper Parents reader!  The promo code expires on 12/14/12 with no extensions.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Giveaway open to worldwide and ends on 11/20/2012 at 12:01am EST.  A winner will be chosen with random.org.  The winner will be notified by email and posted on this blog.  Winners will have 48 hours to reply to my email or a new winner will be chosen.  Good luck!

Disclaimer:  This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of myself.  Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.  However, for review purposes, I do accept and will keep the products reviewed. 

Friday, November 2, 2012

Happy Halloween 2012!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2012!


Baby Hsu in Popeye Toddler Costume from HalloweenWay.com