Disney On Ice “Let’s Celebrate!” {Discount Code}

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on February 17, 2011

We had the extreme privilege of being special guests at the Disney on Ice “Let’s Celebrate!” show. Boy, did we have fun!

It was one colossal party on ice, with all of our favorite Disney friends! We saw Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they celebrated a Very Merry Unbirthday Party, with Alice and the Mad Hatter. Noah laughed and laughed as he saw the Mad Hatter’s hat being passed around and around!

The kids, all over the stadium, went wild when it was time for Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear to grace the stage! But, my favorite was the Hawaiian luau with Lilo & Stitch. While I have never seen Lilo and Stitch, there is just something that draws me to this extremely fun celebration.

Seeing all of these fabulous celebrations and festivals from around the globe was entertaining for both the kiddos and us adults, alike. The twins even had a good time… they were our live running commentary on the show!

Be sure you join the party when this spectacular ice show visits your hometown!

In fact, don’t miss it here in Sacramento – the show will be here through Monday. Ticket prices are $14, $17, $23, $40 (VIP), $65 (Front Row). You can find them at www.ticketmaster.com, ARCO Arena Box Office or call 800-745-3000.

A special discount is available for all From Dates to Diapers’ friends! Save $7 on tickets when you use code MICKEY upon checkout.

We received tickets in exchange for this post. All opinions are mine.


Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on May 8, 2010

yantra mat The Yantra Mat is a European acupressure mat (“spike mat”) featuring 8800 acupressure points that help to alleviate back pain, stress, and other issues like insomnia and fatigue, and also aids circulation, blood pressure and promotes meditation.

I have always wanted to try acupuncture, so I was excited to try The Yantra Mat. Yesterday was day four, and so far have found that the mat super easy to use. Let me tell you, the ten minutes I spent on the mat each day has been a welcome stress-reliever. Today I’ll try it for 20 minutes… I’m hoping I fall asleep rather than get an energy boost. Hmmm, maybe I should try it before the afternoon nap I was promised.

Buy it!

Originating in Sweden, The Yantra Mat was just introduced in the U.S. in January, and comes in three sizes, starting @ $59. Go to www.yantraway.com and enter the code “RELAX” at the checkout to receive 20% off.


inMotion The inMotion Compact includes a unique style, unlike any other docking station on the market. With a sleek, fold-over leather case, the speaker is visually appealing to fashionable, music-loving moms, like me.

Ya know, I didn’t realize how much I missed listening to music, while not driving, until we popped my iPhone in the inMotion Compact. We have listened to more of our favorite tunes in the last few days, here at home, than we have in quite some time. The quality of sound in this dock is superb!

Buy it!

Go to www.AltecLansing.com and order to receive FREE shipping.


Mother’s Day Giveaway #6 {five great giveaways!}

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on May 6, 2010

So as to allow more time for all to enter before Saturday night, I have decided to combine the last several items in my Mother’s Day Giveaway Extravaganza into one final post. Each item will be won by a different entrant and will be announced with all other winners on Mother’s Day. I hope you don’t mind.

Here we go…

FantasyJewelryBox.com is one of the leading online retailers of celebrity and designer inspired jewelry. Although celebrity inspired jewelry is their specialty, they have a pretty impressive collection of sterling silver jewelry, fabulous cubic zirconia rings and necklaces, and more!

I spent hours perusing the sparkly jewelry at FantasyJewelryBox.com before finally deciding on Krista’s Silver Hammered Metal Rose Statement Necklace. I can definitely see myself wearing this statement necklace with either a tanktop this summer, or with a dress for an evening out.

WIN IT! Enter to win a $35 Fantasy Jewelry Box gift certificate by visiting FantasyJewleryBox.com and telling me in the comments about your favorite item. I’d love to know what screams you!

nestle family gvwy
I don’t know about you, but $8,000 toward a family dream vacation, plus $2,000 for a spa day or night out on the town with my friends, sounds heavenly! If it sounds just as good to you, I’m thinking you should head over and enter the Nestle Family Mother’s Day to Remember Sweepstakes, through May 31st. You can enter daily and it’s super easy!

In the meantime, how about planning the perfect “family day out”? Whether you like to have picnics in your backyard, or spend an afternoon at your local park, Nestle wants to help. They have offered one lucky winner a package containing product and coupons for some of MY favorites. Yummyness like Nesquik, Stouffer’s, Juicy Juice, Toll House, Wonka, and more! They are also throwing in a $29.99 Shutterfly giftcard, plus a 30-day sample of Glowelle – a beauty drink dietary supplement that protects and hydrates the inner and outer layers of the skin.

WIN IT! Leave me a comment telling me about your idea of a perfect family day out.

belkin charger kit
I don’t know about you, but I often leave my house without a charged-up iPhone, since I horrible about remembering to charge it. Well, Target can come to the rescue for us with the Belkin iPod Charging Kit. This kit, however, not only comes with the DC cable, but a standard AC cable, as well, making it perfect for all your iPhone and iPod charging needs!

WIN IT! Leave me a comment telling me about the time YOU were without a charged phone. I know we all have a story or two!

wii prize pack
Are you a mom who loves to play the Wii with her kiddos? I am. In fact, our favorite game to play as a family is still Mario Kart, hands down! We now never have to worry about dead batteries in our wands, thanks to the Nyko Wii Charge Base. This Induction Charging Dock and Rechargeable Battery Pack Set for Nintendo Wii is perfect for the family who loves to enjoy continuous play.

WIN IT! Enter to win a Charge Base and two (2) Nyko wands by leaving me a comment telling me about your favorite Wii game.

kodak camera
I’ve already shared with you about how excited I am to see the film BABIES. Well, to celebrate the film, Kodak Gallery has created a BABIES slideshow, featuring photos of the babies featured in the film. I just love looking at photos of babies. {sigh}

In celebration of not only the film’s release, but also in celebration of YOU, Kodak is offering an EasyShare Digital Camera featuring the Kodak “Share” button, as well as a personalized medium hardcover photo book, for one of you to win!

WIN IT! Share the link to view the slideshow and a link to this giveaway on your blog, Facebook wall, or via Twitter – for example: Check out the Kodak BABIES slideshow http://bit.ly/ddmgvV and enter to win a Kodak digital camera http://bit.ly/bDln6S – then leave me a comment with a link to where you told your friends about the slideshow and this giveaway.

The nitty gritty giveaway details:: You may leave up to five (5) comments on this post to be counted as entries, depending on the number of items you would like to win, as long as each comment is following the separate methods of entry as detailed above. Each comment will be counted towards each of the separate items up for giveaway. For example, your comment telling me about your favorite piece of jewelry from Fantasy Jewelry Box will only be counted as an entry to win the $35 gift certificate from FantasyJewelryBox.com, and so on.

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