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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.


 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!

Week End Wrap Up

March 4, 2011

Happy Friday! What do you and your families have planned for the weekend? If shopping is on your agenda, you’ll want to read below to and find out how to enter a $35 CSN gift certificate. Here are some other activities to consider:

Remember you can check out the East Sacramento Mom calendar page any day of the week to find local family-friendly activities that are cheap or *FREE*!

If you’ll allow me one more suggestion for something to do on Saturday, I’ll leave you with these five words: Cupcake Day at Ginger Elizabeth. Meyer Lemon Meringue. Enough said.

Now, to enter the giveaway for a $35 gift certificate to CSN’s family of online stores, simply leave a comment below telling us what you’re doing this weekend. The gift certificate can be used at any of CSN’s stores but will not apply to shipping. The contest will be open until midnight on Thursday, March 10th and the winner will be announced next Friday, the 11th. Good luck and enjoy the weekend with your families!

We’ll see you there!

Last day to enter the GIVEAWAY!

February 17, 2011

Just a quick reminder that you have until midnight tonight to comment on THIS POST and enter to win one of THESE PRIZES. I know, it’s confusing to have to click on two separate links. If you’d like a video visual aid showing the items you can win, check out THIS LINK. Yes, you’ll get to see me, East Sac Mom June, towering over Deirdra Fitzpatrick as well. Good times.

Good luck!

KCRA 3 on 58 + a GIVEAWAY

February 10, 2011

As I mentioned yesterday, in just a few short minutes I’ll be on KCRA’s morning show (which airs on channel 58) sharing hassle-saving and money-saving items with KCRA viewers. If you’ve stumbled across East Sacramento Mom as a result of the segment, welcome! You can learn a little bit about the contributors by clicking HERE.

So, not only did I get to share some cool items with you, you have the opportunity to WIN them! All you need to do to enter is leave a comment below telling us what product you’d most like to win. If you missed the KCRA feature, you can click HERE to read about each of the products. Make sure to leave an email address so we can contact you if you win. The giveaway will run until midnight on Thursday, February 17th and winners will be announced on Friday, the 18th.

The contest is open to anyone with an U.S. address and please, only one entry per person.

Check back tomorrow for the Week End Wrap Up post, and if you’re doing anything fun this weekend and want to share, be sure to email us at eastsacmom{at}gmail{dot}com. If you need ideas, check out the East Sac Mom calendar page.

We’ll see you there!

Week End Wrap Up + a WINNER

December 10, 2010

Better late than never, right? Thank you for all the comments on this month’s giveaway post! If I got to choose a winner based on my favorite comment, the $35 CSN gift certificate would go to Debbie, whose family finds a rutabaga in one of their stockings each year. How much fun is that?! Alas, according to, Mariah is our winner. Congratulations!

For everyone else, what are your weekend plans? If you have a break from your gingerbread house decorating, holiday treat baking, and Christmas light seeing, check out the East Sac Mom calendar for ideas.

We’ll see you there!

Week End Wrap Up + a GIVEAWAY

December 3, 2010

The countdown is in full swing. 22 days until Christmas. How much of your shopping list is crossed off? Are you making gifts this year? Any tips on what you do to make the holidays more affordable or focus less on the season and more on the reason? Do tell. Leave us a comment or send us an email at eastsacmom{at}gmail{dot}com.

If you need a kick-start on your shopping, check out the CSN family of stores. They’d even like to give one East Sac Mom reader a $35 gift certificate to spend on any item (does not cover shipping). Guys are sometimes so difficult to shop for, how about a new suitcase for his business trips? I just got my little guy some new Melissa & Doug play food to stick in his stocking from CSN. No matter who you have to shop for or what you’re looking for, there is bound to be one of CSN’s 200 online stores that has it.

To enter to win the $35 CSN gift certificate, leave us a comment telling us your favorite holiday tradition. Enter by 11:59pm on Thursday, December 9 and the winner will be announced Friday, December 10. Good luck!

What are you and your families doing this weekend? Check out the East Sacramento Mom calendar page (there’s a link on the right hand side of the page there –>) for ideas.

We’ll see you there!

Week End Wrap Up + a GIVEAWAY

October 8, 2010

Happy Friday! After the cooler temperatures we’ve had this week I can officially accept that it is October. Time to decorate for fall and make a trip to the pumpkin patch. What are you and your families up to this weekend? Here are a few suggestions to get you inspired…

Now then, if there’s any chance your weekend will not include children at some point, this month’s giveaway hints at some suggestions for fun, *FREE* activities just for East Sac moms and dads…

K-Y Brands has generously offered Kissable Sensations for 5 East Sac Moms (or Dads). We were given a chance to review Kissable Sensations before agreeing to extend the giveaway to ESM followers (sometimes we have make sacrifices to bring our readers nothing but the best… 😉 Let me just say, you will thank me if you win. Here is a little bit from K-Y:

For more play during foreplay. Take time to explore and stimulate each other’s body. Enjoy the sensual, arousing pleasure of foreplay with decadent chocolate and refreshing strawberry sensations for the body. Together, share a fun, delicious, multi-sensory head to toe experience – Enjoy foreplay like never before. Shown in a clinical study to increase anticipation and desire for intimacy.

Let’s be honest, as parents we need all the help we can get. As I shared before, 5 commenters will win a set of K-Y Kissable Sensations. All you need to do is leave a comment on this post with the answer to this question: What is one thing you make time to do when you are child-free? It can be for a weekend, an evening, or even an hour. Oh, and feel free to use an alias in your comments if that’s more comfortable for you (“June” is not my real name, after all). As long as you include an email address or a way for us to reach you, that works for us.

One entry per email address. Contest runs through 11:59PM on Thursday, October 14 and winners will be chosen at random and announced Friday, October 15.

Good luck!

Week End Wrap Up + a GIVEAWAY!

September 3, 2010

It’s Labor Day weekend, what are your plans? This East Sac Mom is headed out-of-town, but if you’re staycationing this year there are plenty of events and activities to keep your families entertained. Check out the East Sac Mom calendar page for the full list!

In addition to getting a three-day weekend, you also get an opportunity in the next week to win a cool giveaway hosted by CSN Stores! There is literally something for everyone within the CSN family of stores, from gorgeous new kitchen tables for mom, to a shiny new grill for dad, or (one of my favorites) a sweet wheely bug for your toddler.

CSN Stores makes online shopping easy with their partnership of over 200 stores. Since it’s already September, are you beginning to think Christmas shopping? Check out their deals as you make your lists. Here are a few of my favorite things…

Prince Lionheart Wheely Bug Bee Ride-On Toy

Blomus Cioso Wall-Mounted Wine Bottle Holder


BowHaus Modern Pet Crate DenHaus

To enter to win a $40 gift certificate to the CSN family of stores, all you have to do is comment on this post. A winner will be selected at random and announced on Friday, September 10. The contest closes at 11:59PM on Thursday, September 9, 2010. Good luck!

Enjoy your long weekend. 🙂

We’ll see you there!

Week End Wrap Up + a WINNER

August 13, 2010

What a busy week we’ve had! Did you make it to any story times? Farmers markets? Mommy & Me Day at Raley Field? Maybe an ArtBeast class or two? East Sac Mom would love to share your activities and experiences with other moms, send us a picture or two with your review to eastsacmom{at}gmail{dot}com.

As for this week, check the East Sac Mom Calendar Page to find out what’s going on in the area. Now onto our WINNER!

If your name is Meg V. you will be enjoying date night (or girls night out, perhaps) courtesy of McCormick & Schmick’s! Congratulations and if you didn’t win, head over to McCormick & Schmick’s downtown and take advantage of their $5 movie ticket offer before September 30.

We’ll see you there!