Archive for June, 2011

Week End Wrap Up + the Giveaway

June 24, 2011

Happy Friday, East Sacramento Moms and welcome News 10 viewers! We have just returned this week from a summer break and are back and ready to give away some cool stuff to encourage outdoor fun. All you have to do is comment on this post with the answer to these two questions: 1) What activity or event are you most looking forward to this summer? 2) Which item would you like to win?

Here’s what’s up for grabs: Aquajogger Junior, Peekaru Ozone, Sport-Brella, Sport-Brella Chair.

You can read full descriptions of all of the items HERE. Now for some giveaway rules: open to anyone (East Sacramento or not) and one entry per person, please. Winners will be announced next Friday and entries close next Thursday at 11:59PM.

So, what are you and your families doing this weekend? Pops in the Park, perhaps? A ride on the bike trail? We’d love to hear about them and get your photos and stories afterward! Email us at eastsacmom{at}gmail{dot}com.

We’ll see you there!

And we’re back… with a giveaway!

June 22, 2011

It is amazing just how much you can get done during a six-week blog break. I’m back just in time for our biggest East Sacramento event (the 4th of July parade), another media appearance (more on that in a minute) and a perfect-for-summer set of giveaways. Thank you for your continued support of East Sacramento Mom, and a HUGE thanks to Courtney, Kristen, and Paige and Jessica for their contributions and understanding during the hiatus.

On to the television spotlight, I (June) will be on News 10 on Friday morning at 6:15am reviewing products for summer fun at the park. Check out the segment, but more importantly, watch it to check out the cool stuff you can enter to win! Here’s a preview…

Aquajogger Junior

 The AquaJogger Junior is a fantastic in-water device that allows kids to learn to swim, play water games and have fitness fun. The Aquajogger Junior is worn like a belt and comfortably suspends the child wearing it at shoulder level in deep water allowing her/him to breathe normally and move freely while performing a wide variety of water activities. Contoured to fit a child’s body, and both fully adjustible and secure, the Aquajogger Junior is easy to use and comfortable. Also available for older children are in-water exercise tools, like dumbbells and leg weights. Includes a Splash Club Handbook featuring water games, swimming tips, and safety information. For ages 3 and up. $24.95.

Peekaru Ozone

 Peekaru Ozone lets parents take their baby out in the sunshine without worrying about sun damage or having to apply chemical sunscreens. The Peekaru Ozone is a uniquely breathable and lightweight baby carrier sun cover that attaches securely over any soft baby carrier, keeping baby shaded and cool. Can also be attached to any standard car seat or stroller. The super soft, moisture-wicking fabric blocks 95% of the sun’s UVA and UVB rays while keeping baby cool and comfortable. Fits babies from birth through two years with an adjustable bottom that easily and securely cinches up for use with small babies, and lets out to accommodate babies’ legs as they grow. $44.95.

Sport-Brella

 The Sport-Brella XL gives the whole family instant protection from the sun, rain, and wind with its domed shape, side flaps and 125 SPF. Its umbrella action open mechanism allows it to be set up in just three seconds and fits the family, fully 9 ft. wide. Includes top wind vents, side zippered windows for efficient airflow and additional visibility, internal pockets for gear and valuables, convenient carry bag and tethers/ground stakes for use when necessary for additional stability. $69.99

Sport-Brella Chair

 The Sport-Brella Chair is the ultimate chair for any outdoor setting. It is a portable fold-up sport chair, but unlike other fold-out sport chairs, it has an attached 360 degree swivel umbrella which can be moved from one side of the chair to the other and can be swiveled at 3 different points at the push of a button to offer complete coverage from the sun and wind at any conceivable angle. The umbrella opens out to 46 inches wide and has a UPF 50+ lining for maximum sun protection. The Sport-Brella Chair also has a built-in cup holder, bottle opener and item pouch. Folds down instantly and fits into a compact carry bag. $39.99

So there you have it, East Sac Moms. Check back on Friday to find out how to win one of the cool items above. In the mean time, I’ll be working on cleaning up the calendar page, and scheduling some cool East Sacramento activity posts for you. Thanks again for your patience, and I look forward to hearing from you and sharing East Sac events and activities for you.

We’ll see you there!