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I had a guest reviewer test out and review Chicks-n-Chickens Lullaby Exercises DVD.  Hope you enjoy reading through this review, I sure did!

Sarah

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Chicks-n-Chickens Lullaby Exercises DVD/CD Review

By Lizz @tinkerbell0625

I was excited when my sister, Sarah, invited me to tryout this DVD/CD combo with my 2 ½ month old daughter and write a review! The day I picked to tryout the DVD happened to be the hottest day we’ve had this year. We had yet to turn our a/c on and had the windows open to try and catch what little of a breeze we could. It was 83 degrees out; and I’m sure I got double the workout!

For starters, the packaging is done in teal and brown; one of my favorite color combos!

The Lullaby Exercises DVD is described as “fun, easy-to-learn movements {dancing, swaying, stretching and relaxing} that are performed while holding a baby in your arms or in a baby carrier.”  As someone without a baby carrier I was curious as to how this would work. But, I soon found out that some moves, like the arm exercises, I could just do one arm at a time!

There are 8 segments on the DVD:

~Warmup: as someone w/ a lack of coordination I enjoyed how the moves were simple and gone over multiple times.

~Squats: wow, this definitely left my legs burning!

~Legs & Arms: like I said above at first I was confused on how to do the arm excercises w/o a carrier but I was happy when I realized I could still do the segment.

~Tummy: the sit-ups were interesting at first, I had never thought about doing them while standing up.

~Cardio: I was already sweating when I got to this segment! I dreaded seeing the word cardio but pushed through and was proud of myself.

*I just HAD to take a water break* J

~Sway/Reflect: this was much needed! My little one fell asleep and I didn’t think she was going to!

~Stretch/Relax: I really enjoyed the neck excercises and by this time my little one was snoring.

~Sleep: I laid my little one down and she was off in sleep land!

I really enjoyed this DVD! The music was upbeat and fun and soothing when needed. It was just over 30 minutes, something I could for sure fit into my schedule. My daughter started to wake up and I popped the CD in and she was calmed back to sleep.

Walmart

Betty Crocker Icing: $.88
$.55/1: HERE

Glucerna Cereal: $3.96
$5/1: HERE

Scott Bathroom Tissue (4 pk): $2.68
$1/1: HERE, HERE and HERE

YoPlus Yogurt (4 pack): $2.08
$1/1: HERE, HERE, and HERE

Jell-O Pudding (box): $.82
$1/4 wyb 3 boxes pudding + 1 half gallon or larger milk: HERE and HERE
= $1.46 + price of milk

Johnsons Baby Shampoo (7 oz): $2.17
$1/1: HERE
$3/3: HERE


Johnson’s Bath Buddies Soap
: $.97
$3/3: HERE (explorer) or HERE (firefox)

Thanks to Frugal Coupon Living and Fiddledeedee for these Walmart deals!

V-8 Fusion Juices $3
Use $2/1 printable coupon

Thanks to CommonSenseWithMoney for these deals!


Target
Target has some great coupons for snacks this week.  Check them out here!

EasyMac Single Cups $0.50 each
Use $1/2 Target printable


Kroger/Dillons
Check the Easter clearance.  Looks like there’s some good deals on Wilton baking things.

Walgreen’s

Half gallons of milk are $1.49 (limit 4)

General Coupons

FREE Reynold’s Wrap foil rebate: here available only on 4/22

FREE Mr. Clean Magic Eraser here.

sample Idea Paint here.

$2 Aveeno coupon here.

FREE Huggies samples here.

FREE gift from Disney on Earth Day here

Walmart FREEbies here

Thanks to MommySnacks for finding these awesome freebies and samples!

This week only (expires 4/20/09) Walgreen’s is offering 15% off any online orders.  Enter the code TAXED while checking out.

It’s a Redbox Monday!  Today’s code is TS473G.
Thanks to MomAdvice for these codes weekly!

Who picked up a Sunday paper yesterday?
I did, I did!  It was chalked full of inserts and the weekly ads are looking good for this week!  I’ll be back later to post what I found…

Target
Thanks to Ginger for these deals!
Peeps 4.5oz, $1.49
Jolly Rancher/Starburst Jelly Beans, $1.99 ea.
M&Ms filled egg, $.99c ea.
Duracell Batteries 16 pk AA or AAA; 8 pk C or D; or 4 pk 9Volt, $9
Free $10 Target gift card with purchase of any new or transferred perscription
10% off all other 1.4 liter Listerine
10% off selected Cover Girl face and eye cosmetics and all lip products
Eggs
, .99c
Dove bar soap 4 pk, $3.99
There was a few coupons in the 3/15 Red Plum insert

Listerine Cool Mint 1.5 liter, $5.99
This has been seen on clearance so might want to check aisle end caps first!
Coupons: $2/1 in 2/8 RedPlum; $3/2 in 3/15 Smart Source; $1/1 in Target home mailer; $1.50/2 in 3/15 Smart Source

With my husband recently laid off things are getting a bit tighter.  I’m currently reading Surviving Job Loss.  Thought I’d pass it along.

Free Subscription to Creativity magazine here

This Sunday the inserts make the paper worth buying!  Coupon inserts galore… 2 SmartSource Inserts, 2 Red Plum Inserts and 1 Procter & Gamble Insert

Sam’s Club is having their Taste of Spring this weekend, April 3-5, daily from 10:30am to 6pm.

I had thought the Redbox free movie Wednesdays were only for March… well it looks like they they added this week in too!  Today’s code is MMM401 and expires 4/1/2009 at midnight.
Thanks to All Things Frugal For You and Me for this code!

Here are the details for a FREE cookie plate from Nestle Toll House.
Thanks to MommySnacks!

2-free issues of Redbook
2-free issues of Town & Country
Thanks to In Good Cents for posting these magazines!

What brought my attention to The Baby Gardner store is the vintage feel of their products.  I am so much more inclined to purchase toys and clothes that don’t have Disney characters plastered all over them.  Plus, I really love felt toys, even though we don’t actually have any yet.  I am also a photographer and prefer clients dress in clothing that won’t distract from looking at their beautiful faces.

These are a few of my favorites from her store…

Animal Crackers felt play set


Daddy & Baby Elephant chunky puzzle


Elephant Never Forget crib shoes

Deanna is the owner and artist of this store, she is giving 10% off an order from her store to my readers!!  When ordering use the code BGBLOG to receive the discount.  Offer expires 7/31/2009.

Free Monday Movie from Redbox!  Use code: 89ZQJ3
Don’t forget this code can be used until midnight on 3/30/2009.
Thanks to MomAdvice for this!

Other deals I’ll be cashing in on this week…

Kroger (we have Dillons here so I’ll have to price check)
$.97 Seedless Grapes

$.38/pound Bananas

$.88 Half Gallon Milk or OJ I like to freeze milk!

$2.49 Yo-Plus Yogurt (regular price)
$1 Printable here

Thanks to MommySnacks for these great deals!

Walgreen’s

Reynolds Foil .89 with in ad coupon
Use $1/1 from 2-8 Smart Source Insert
Final Price: FREE + Overage
(Hint: Give your Manufacturer’s coupon FIRST, then your 7 day Walgreen’s coupon to eliminate hassle with the overage!)

Soy Joy Bars 2/$1
Use Buy 1 Get 1 Free coupon from 2-22 Smart Source Insert
I also got a coupon in the mail from them when I received their sample bar.
Final Price: 25¢/each

Thanks to BarginBriana for these Walgreen’s deals!


Walmart
Kraft Dressing $1.58
Use $1.50/1 from 3/29 inserts
Pay $0.08 each after coupon
Thanks to CommonSensewithMoney for this deal!

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