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Win an EcoFlo Portable Fridge/Freezer from The Money Pit

It’s already getting hot in my little area of Pennsylvania. It’s 82 today but yesterday it was 86. We’ve already had the grill fired up for Memorial Day and soon we will again for the 4th of July. We’re not camping people but I have a bunch of friends and family who are.

The Money Pit podcast has a sweepstakes right now where they are giving away a EcoFlo Glacier portable fridge/freezer and prizes of EcoFlo River 2 portable power station. I think both of these would be great to have on hand for a camping trip, beach trip, or even just a summer outdoor get-together. Heck it might even come in handy for power outages.

The EcoFlo portable fridge/freezer alone is valued at $1099 and the Ecoflo portable power station is valued at $599

So I had to read through the rules on this one. There are 3 winners. The grand prize winner gets the portable freezer/fridge and 2 other winners each get one of the power generators

This sweepstakes ends June 30, 2023


As always, read through the rules on any sweepstakes you enter. Some restrictions may apply.

Calypso Summer Sweepstake

I used to share more sweepstakes on my page. I still have my sweepstakes group on facebook that’s active but I thought I’d start sharing some of the sweeps that have lots of winners on my page again. I realize not everyone is active on facebook. Let me know if you want to see me share more sweepstakes on

Calypso Summer Sweepstakes

This sweeps has 700 winners that will win a Calypso cooler backpack. Ends 6/27/23 one time entry (other than referrals)

I’m gonna be honest, I forget about Calypso drinks then they have a cool sweeps like this and I think, boy I haven’t had one of those in a while. The Island Wave Lemonade sounds amazing. I wonder if I can find it in one of my local stores. I live in a small town area so we don’t always get the newest flavors right away.

Calypso offers different flavors of lemonades, limeades, and teas. If you’re not sure if you can find them near you they have a product locator on the Calypso website.

Which flavor would you like to try? Do you already enjoy Calypso drinks? Which one is your favorite?

Don’t forget to get your entries in for the sweepstakes before June 27, 2023.


Don’t forget to read the official rules at the bottom of the sweepstakes widget on their page!

April 2023 $100 Cash Giveaway Ends 4/30/23

This spring has brought so many awesome opportunities already for my family and I. We had the honor of being invited to our state governor’s Easter egg hunt at the governor’s residence. In doing so my kids also got to see our state capital. It was a spring trip we’ll never forget.

I’m hoping one of my readers will be the lucky winner of this $100 cash giveaway to pass on the blessings.

It’s time for a new monthly event offered by our fabulous group of bloggers! In April we’re offering you the chance to win $100! Be sure to give some love to all our hosts and good luck! This event is HOSTED by The Mommy Island and The Kids Did It and sponsored by fabulous bloggers, authors, and Etsy shop owners! Click Your Way Over To Our CoHosts!Sunshine and Rollercoasters, Get Your Holiday On, Deliciously Savvy , Sybrina’s Book Blog, Author Jill Chapman, Ottawa Mommy Club, Author Tricia Schneider,and Versatileer

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ONE entrant will be selected by the entry form to win $100 USD PayPal Cash! Open for entry WW, 18 years and older from 04/01/2023 at 12:01 a.m. ET thru 04/30/2023 at 11:59 p.m. ET. No purchase is necessary. Void where prohibited. This event is not sponsored or endorsed by PayPal. A winner will be chosen after/around May 1, 2023. The winner will have 12 hours to respond to the notification email to claim their prize or a new winner will be selected. See Rafflecopter for official rules. The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island are responsible for sending the winner their prize. Twitter and Facebook dummy/fake accounts are ineligible for entry and will be blocked. Authentic accounts only are eligible to win. a Rafflecopter giveaway

100% Recyclable Shoes – Casual Comfort with Zebra Oasis

Shoes are great. Most of us have at least a couple pair. But did you know most shoes can’t be recycled? Most of our worn out shoes end up being burned in landfills because the materials can’t be easily separated for proper recycling. So they either hang out in landfills or are burned which aren’t ideal for the environment either.

So what can we do? Most of us needs shoes right?

Zebra Oasis

Zebra Oasis seems to have it figured out. Every step considered to make their shoes better for the environment. Here are some ways Zebra Oasis is keeping the environmental impact in the forefront of their shoes:

  • 100% Truly recyclable with their patented “R-ring” design to easily separate materials when it’s time to retire your shoes
  • Recycled CO-2 injected soles – TPU foam makes their foam fully recyclable without using extra chemicals typically used in the foaming process
  • Hemp upper part – the upper part of the shoes is made from hemp. Making these shoes: breathable, comfortable, sustainable, and comforable
  • NO DYES! – Zebra Oasis is committed to using natural materials. No dyes are used. Which also means when you wash your shoes they maintain their color

You can watch how the R-ring works to recycle your shoes here:

But Are They Going To Wear?

Zebra Oasis shoes perform well in temps ranging from -10 to 60 degrees Celsius. The shoes are very flexible . Zebra Oasis shoes also come with a 1 year warranty. Comfortable enough to wear all day but durable enough to keep up with you.

My Thoughts After A Month of Wear

When I read about them before I received them I was wondering about the whole “R-ring” thing. Would I feel it in the soul of the shoe? If I do too much walking, dancing around, etc in my shoes could I accidently start pulling it? The answer to those questions is NO. I wore these while out running errands, to the grocery store, to the warehouse store while hubby and I were dishwasher shopping, and more. I didn’t even think about the R-Ring. It’s more of a strong thread so you can’t feel it at all.

These shoes are so comfortable. Honestly, these might be one of the most comfortable shoes I have for casual wear. And I’m a tennis shoe girl. The casual design make them great to wear with just about anything: jeans, shorts, capris, skorts, whatever. The soft hemp uppers made these shoes instantly wearable. There’s no break-in period or “getting used to them”. You can take them right out of the box and head out the door.

I have a feeling these will be my daily pair for the spring and summer. The light, breathability of the shoe will be nice. Though I was wearing them February and March in Pennsylvania too so…

I love that these shoes are machine washable. I rarely can keep white shoes white. (They actually refer to this color as beige but I can’t keep beige shoes beige either) It will be so much easier for me to just be able to throw them in the washer when they start looking dingy.

A Little More About Zebra Oasis

Zebra Oasis is a premium lifestyle brand dedicated to sustainability. I think they hit the mark with these shoes. They have a goal to provide high quality foot wear with low environmental impact. I love that!

These shoes will be available in whole sizes. I typically wear a US 7.5 so to be safe I requested a US 8 to review. After wearing them for a few days I probably could have gone either way. There was definitely some wiggle room in the 8s for me but I typically like to wear socks of some type with my tennis shoes that that was good for me.

These shoes are expected to be available to purchase in April. I think it’s no coincidence that April happens to be Earth Month. So when you’re considering making your earth friendly changes, think about your shoes and consider these super comfortable Zebra Oasis shoes.

These shoe will also be available in gray.

The Zebra Oasis website is live now but the shoes won’t be available to purchase until next month. Their site is full of info and a little more technical than what I said here. If you cop a pair of these shoes, let me know and tell me what you think!

I received a product sample in exchange for this post. Any opinions expressed are my own. No other compensation was received.

Waterproof Labels from Name Bubbles

I have been using waterproof, washable labels for years. I discovered them back when my oldest boys were starting school. It was so easy to label all their stuff. The stickers stayed on all year, the labels were easy to see, and if something needed cleaned up, I could do it and not have to worry about re-labeling.

Now that my kids are older I still find myself using label stickers. Inside backpacks, on gloves and hats, labeling electronics, I even use them when taking in a cover dish for work.

Name Bubbles has so many options and sizes. They have so many options for designs, adding characters, fonts, and more. When my kids were little they loved the novelty shapes or little icons. Now that they’re older they’d rather it just be plain and to the point. Name Bubbles has options for all that. And it’s so easy to create your custom label stickers.

If you have kids in daycare, I highly recommend getting the Name Bubbles daycare packs. I would get one pack for each kid. It comes with all kinds of different size and types of labels. 96 total labels to be exact. All the daycare pack labels are microwaves safe, waterproof, freezer safe, and laundry safe. So label bottles, sippy cups, shoes, clothing, toys, baby food, etc.

Custom Daycare Labels

Name Bubbles also has camp packs. I’ve already seen quite a few sign ups for summer camps, day camps, and educational camps coming up. Get ahead of the game and have a better chance of your kids’ stuff coming back home with them.

I created some name labels for my youngest son because we were getting low. What do you use name label son for a 13 year old?

  • backpacks
  • bluetooth speaker
  • chargers
  • laptop
  • jackets
  • handheld gaming systems
  • sports equipment (especially with football or hockey)
  • and more

The Name Bubbles name labels have saved us more than once. The school issues a laptop and charger to all the kids for virtual days. My daughter has lost track of her charger a couple times. Thankfully it was found in one of her classrooms. You know how they knew it was hers? Yeps, Name Bubbles labels.

So I made sure I stuck one of those handy dandy labels on my son’s charger too.

If my younger child is having a show-and-tell type day I label whatever she’s taking in. If they want to take stuff on vacation with us, I label stuff. Kids are fighting over whose charger is whose? label it.

I keep talking about kids but as a healthcare worker, I recommend people label their loved ones items if taking something to the hospital for them or short rehab stays, or for those living in a nursing facility. Books, ereaders, headphones, glasses, clothing, walkers, wheelchair, please label it!

Name Bubbles labels are so durable. And they really last a long time.

If you’re ready to grab some Name Bubble labels for yourself, your kids, or your loved one. You can save 20% off with code: BUBBLE20 code exp 12/31/23

I received a sample of Name Bubbles labels in order to complete this post. Any opinions expressed are my own.