Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!



Hello, friends! The past few days had been extra busy around our home and business. But I promise I will be back soon! 

I hope everyone is in great spirits this holiday season!  

From our family to yours, have a blessed Thanksgiving and enjoy every minute of those precious moments with your family and friends! I'm slavin' in the kitchen as of the moment getting ready for the big Thanksgiving dinner with the whole family. :)

Love from the Brown Family


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  About the Author: Jocelyn Cañasa-Brown is a working mom of two boys and is a recognized blogger and mom influencer in the Washington, DC area. In her spare time, she designs and creates her own handmade jewelry, maintains her jewelry store on Etsy and is an active moms group organizer and leader both online and offline. Hip Mama's Place was nominated for Parents 2011 Best All-Around Mom Blog and named one of the Highest Rated Blogs and Sites on Nickelodeon ParentsConnect for the Washington, DC area. Follow Jocelyn on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

Monday, November 24, 2014

FREE Subscriptions to Redbook and Oxygen Magazines



For a limited time, you can score a FREE subscription to Redbook magazine, courtesy of Mercury Magazines. No strings attached and you will not receive a bill. 



If you'd like to get started on a better diet and fitness, you can also snag a FREE 1-year subscription to Oxygen magazine, courtesy of FreeBizMag! No credit card information is required and you will not receive a bill in the mail. Allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of your first issue.


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  About the Author: Jocelyn Cañasa-Brown is a working mom of two boys and is a recognized blogger and mom influencer in the Washington, DC area. In her spare time, she designs and creates her own handmade jewelry, maintains her jewelry store on Etsy and is an active moms group organizer and leader both online and offline. Hip Mama's Place was nominated for Parents 2011 Best All-Around Mom Blog and named one of the Highest Rated Blogs and Sites on Nickelodeon ParentsConnect for the Washington, DC area. Follow Jocelyn on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.  
   

Cherishables.com: 50 Custom Holiday Photo Cards ONLY $19 Shipped (Just 38¢ Per Card) Thru 11/30



Wow, here's a hot deal for those of you who are looking to create custom photo greeting cards for the upcoming holidays! 

Now through November 30th, you can score 50 holiday photo cards for ONLY $19 shipped when you enter the promo code HIP2CARDS at your checkout at Cherishables.com


This makes each card just 38¢ shipped to your door! Considering these are really high quality, designer custom greeting cards, this price is definitely a steal! They got a huge selection of holiday greeting cards – just choose one that will suit your style! This offer only applies to 5 1/2″ x 7 7/8″ or 7 7/8″ x 5 1/2″ flat photo cards.


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  About the Author: Jocelyn Cañasa-Brown is a working mom of two boys and is a recognized blogger and mom influencer in the Washington, DC area. In her spare time, she designs and creates her own handmade jewelry, maintains her jewelry store on Etsy and is an active moms group organizer and leader both online and offline. Hip Mama's Place was nominated for Parents 2011 Best All-Around Mom Blog and named one of the Highest Rated Blogs and Sites on Nickelodeon ParentsConnect for the Washington, DC area. Follow Jocelyn on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.  
   

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Thanksgiving Dessert Idea: Easy Pumpkin Mousse Recipe + Win $1,000 in Hallmark's 12 Gifts-A-Giving Sweepstakes



If you're anything like me, I love getting inspirations around this time of year to make holidays for my family even more special!  :) 

Hallmark Gold Crown always offers fantastic holiday ideas, tips and inspirations and one thing I want to try for Thanksgiving is this quick and easy Pumpkin Mousse recipe. If you're not too crazy about pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving dessert, then this recipe is a great replacement if you want a lighter, frothier pumpkin dessert option. You can go here for the full recipe.


Also, check out Hallmark Gold Crown's 12 Gifts-A-Giving Sweepstakes for a chance to win the Grand Prize of a $1,000 Bank Gift Card. To enter, just go here and sign up for Hallmark email reminders. Limit one entry per person/per email. You must be 18 years of age or older physically residing in the fifty (50) United States (including the District of Columbia). Read the Official Rules and Hallmark’s Privacy Policy before entering. 


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  About the Author: Jocelyn Cañasa-Brown is a working mom of two boys and is a recognized blogger and mom influencer in the Washington, DC area. In her spare time, she designs and creates her own handmade jewelry, maintains her jewelry store on Etsy and is an active moms group organizer and leader both online and offline. Hip Mama's Place was nominated for Parents 2011 Best All-Around Mom Blog and named one of the Highest Rated Blogs and Sites on Nickelodeon ParentsConnect for the Washington, DC area. Follow Jocelyn on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.  
  

Disney "Frozen" In-Store Extravaganza Event at Target: Score FREE Frozen-Themed Goodies + More {TODAY, 11/22}



Calling all Disney FROZEN fans! :)

TODAY, 11/22/14,  stop by your local Target store from 10am-12 noon, for a FROZEN In-Store Extravaganza event. Just come dressed up as your favorite Disney Frozen character and score a FREE FROZEN goodie bag filled with Frozen-themed accessories and snacks - while supplies last!


Snap pics in front of an “Arendelle” backdrop and then Instagram your pics using the hashtag #DisneyFrozenAtTarget for a chance to win a trip to Orlando or a $100 Target Gift Card through November 23rd. 

Need more info? Go to the Target Facebook page or go to Target's A Bullseye View page. 

More fun and free activities to do with your kids here
 

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  About the Author: Jocelyn Cañasa-Brown is a working mom of two boys and is a recognized blogger and mom influencer in the Washington, DC area. In her spare time, she designs and creates her own handmade jewelry, maintains her jewelry store on Etsy and is an active moms group organizer and leader both online and offline. Hip Mama's Place was nominated for Parents 2011 Best All-Around Mom Blog and named one of the Highest Rated Blogs and Sites on Nickelodeon ParentsConnect for the Washington, DC area. Follow Jocelyn on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.  
 

Friday, November 21, 2014

FREE Children's & Family Activities This Week and Beyond


Here are some free children’s and family activities available this week and beyond. Note that each event may vary, so be sure call the designated venue/establishment ahead to verify availability, times and dates of each event.


*American Girl - Girls ages 8 and up can participate in various FREE events throughout the month of November & December at various American Girl store locations.  Check your local American Girl store for specific times and dates. 

*Babies R' Us - Throughout the month of November, you can celebrate your baby’s first Christmas! There will be story time, crafts, giveaways and prizes! Go here for more information and to verify with your local BabiesRUs store if they are participating in the festivities.


*Barnes & Noble - Check out their Elf on the Shelf event with story time & various fun and free activities for the kids. You can go here for more details.

*Bass Pro Shops - Now through 12/24/14, you can experience the joy of a classic Christmas at Bass Pro Shops stores. They are offering FREE games, crafts, and activities to celebrate the Christmas season. Also, you can score a FREE 4×6 studio-quality photo in-store! You can go here for more details.


*Build-A-Bear - On November 26th, stop by any local store to make your own 50th Anniversary Rudolph & Clarice, play fun games, and enjoy holiday activities for a $25 fee. You can also get free Rudolph Paper Antlers! Contact your local Build-A-Bear Workshop for  more details.

*Chuck E. Cheese - Check out the various coupons available for your area. They also have the printable Rewards Calendars where kids can take their completed calendars to a Chuck E. Cheese location and be rewarded 10 free tokens.

 
*Lakeshore Learning Store - On Saturday, November 22nd from 11AM-3PM, kids can make a free Giving Thanks Centerpiece - perfect for the upcoming Thanksgiving festivities!

*Michaels - On Saturday, 11/22 from 10am-noon, kids ages 3 and up can make a DIY Felt Stocking for only $2 per child. Kids Club sessions are being offered every half hour from 10AM-12noon.


*Williams-Sonoma - Check out their adult Technique Classes on 11/23 and 11/24 to learn how to make pecan and pumpkin pies, pumpkin cheesecake and more! Call your local Williams-Sonoma store to verify their participation and to register or go here for more details. 


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  About the Author: Jocelyn Cañasa-Brown is a working mom of two boys and is a recognized blogger and mom influencer in the Washington, DC area. In her spare time, she designs and creates her own handmade jewelry, maintains her jewelry store on Etsy and is an active moms group organizer and leader both online and offline. Hip Mama's Place was nominated for Parents 2011 Best All-Around Mom Blog and named one of the Highest Rated Blogs and Sites on Nickelodeon ParentsConnect for the Washington, DC area. Follow Jocelyn on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.  

Thanksgiving Meals Made Simple: Tips & Tricks for a Perfect Thanksgiving Feast from The Fresh Market



'Tis the season for turkey and all the trimmings! And I'm glad that The Fresh Market has offered their insider tips and tricks for a gourmet holiday feast this year to share with you all! 

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, you'll find all the items on your list needed to breeze through the big day at your neighborhood The Fresh Market. Enjoy preparing holiday meals from scratch with The Fresh Market’s new private label baking line, and if you're an early bird, you can get a jump on the cooking calendar by simply picking up some of The Fresh Market’s prepared holiday meals.  


The Fresh Market has these in store for you this Thanksgiving season:
  • Turkey Tips and Tricks
  • Holiday Meals
  • Festive Thanksgiving Products
  • New Private Label Baking Line
Go here to read all about it! 


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  About the Author: Jocelyn Cañasa-Brown is a working mom of two boys and is a recognized blogger and mom influencer in the Washington, DC area. In her spare time, she designs and creates her own handmade jewelry, maintains her jewelry store on Etsy and is an active moms group organizer and leader both online and offline. Hip Mama's Place was nominated for Parents 2011 Best All-Around Mom Blog and named one of the Highest Rated Blogs and Sites on Nickelodeon ParentsConnect for the Washington, DC area. Follow Jocelyn on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.  

Betty Crocker Members: Get Your FREE 2015 Calendar



If you're a member of Betty Crocker Club Member as of 11/19/14, you can request your FREE Betty Crocker 2015 calendar.  I just received my email invitation this morning from Betty Crocker, so I thought I'd share with you all! :) 

I request these calendars every year and I love that they got some really yummy recipes that are easy to follow. Hurry, supply is limited so you’ll want to request it as soon as possible!

*Free 2015 Betty Crocker calendar quantities are limited so please sign up quickly. This promotion is only for existing members as of 11/19/2014. Limit one calendar per member. Limit one calendar per household. All fields required. You must be 18 years of age or older to receive the calendar. Offer limited to the United States and expires 12/31/2014. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.

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  About the Author: Jocelyn Cañasa-Brown is a working mom of two boys and is a recognized blogger and mom influencer in the Washington, DC area. In her spare time, she designs and creates her own handmade jewelry, maintains her jewelry store on Etsy and is an active moms group organizer and leader both online and offline. Hip Mama's Place was nominated for Parents 2011 Best All-Around Mom Blog and named one of the Highest Rated Blogs and Sites on Nickelodeon ParentsConnect for the Washington, DC area. Follow Jocelyn on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.  

Victoria’s Secret: Request A FREE Secret Reward Card Code (No Purchase Required)


Here's a hot new offer for you all Victoria's Secret fans! Now through December 3rd, you can score a FREE Victoria’s Secret Reward Card Code – and no purchase is necessary!


How? According to the Official Rules, just send an email to promotions@eprizefulfillment.com to request your FREE code. There is a limit of one request per email. What's neat, your free code could be worth $500, $100, $50, $10, or $10 off of a $30 purchase and is redeemable from December 4th – December 19th. After sending your email, you should receive an email response like this:

Thank you for your email. Your entry was received and we will send out your Victoria’s Secret Reward Card Code via email within 3 business days. There is a maximum of 60 codes per person during the promotion period.

Sounds good to me! :) 

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  About the Author: Jocelyn Cañasa-Brown is a working mom of two boys and is a recognized blogger and mom influencer in the Washington, DC area. In her spare time, she designs and creates her own handmade jewelry, maintains her jewelry store on Etsy and is an active moms group organizer and leader both online and offline. Hip Mama's Place was nominated for Parents 2011 Best All-Around Mom Blog and named one of the Highest Rated Blogs and Sites on Nickelodeon ParentsConnect for the Washington, DC area. Follow Jocelyn on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. 

Yankee Candle: Buy ANY 1 Large Jar, Tumbler or Vase Candle, Get 1 FREE Coupon (In-Store & Online)



Now through November 23rd, Yankee Candle is offering up a Buy ANY 1 large jar, tumbler, vase candles, Get 1 FREE Yankee Candle coupon! This coupon is also valid at a few other stores (besides Yankee Candle stores). Excludes outlet stores, Kohl’s, Staples, Meijer, Target, and Yankee Candle Fundraising.  If you opt to shop online, go here and use the promo code CHR14 at checkout to avail of the discount.


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  About the Author: Jocelyn Cañasa-Brown is a working mom of two boys and is a recognized blogger and mom influencer in the Washington, DC area. In her spare time, she designs and creates her own handmade jewelry, maintains her jewelry store on Etsy and is an active moms group organizer and leader both online and offline. Hip Mama's Place was nominated for Parents 2011 Best All-Around Mom Blog and named one of the Highest Rated Blogs and Sites on Nickelodeon ParentsConnect for the Washington, DC area. Follow Jocelyn on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

New from Chapstick: Total Hydration Lip Balms {Review}


If you’ve been looking for the next all in one “go to” lip product, look no further than Chapstick Total Hydration, an Asian-inspired formula containing an advanced botanical complex, Madecassoside, natural butters including shea butter, and ingredients known to contain Omega 3|6|9 fatty acids, and helps lips maintain a more youthful appearance. 


I recently had the chance to receive the Total Hydration lip balms from Chapstick to test for myself and I found them to be highly moisturizing on my lips, without making them feel  sticky. I've always trusted the ChapStick® brand and this latest formulation (Total Hydration) does not disappoint.  It's formulated with a unique 3-in-1 blend to moisturize, renew and transform the skin on your lips. I also love the sleek twist packaging (apparently the first-of-its-kind) of these balms. Got a lip color that leaves your lips dry and dehydrated? Just apply Chapstick Total Hydration lip balm before your lip color to perfect your pout! It'll keep the skin on your lips well hydrated while showing off your favorite lip shade! 


I brought one of the Chapstick Total Hydration lip balms sent to me (Sweet Peach flavor) on my recent trip to Asia (the Philippines) and it was definitely heaven sent for my frequently chapped, dry lips. It was mostly hot and humid during our stay there and I'm so glad I had this lip balm handy in my purse every time I felt my lips were starting to feel extra dry.  

These new advanced moisturizing lip balm formula from Chapstick provides many benefits and comes in three great flavors – Luscious Lemon Delight, Sweet Peach and Soothing Oasis. Available exclusively at a Target store near you, these lip balm tubes are a steal at just $2.99 to $3.99 each! 

 *Hip Mama's Place Disclosure: "This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Chapstick. I was provided product samples to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own".


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  About the Author: Jocelyn Cañasa-Brown is a working mom of two boys and is a recognized blogger and mom influencer in the Washington, DC area. In her spare time, she designs and creates her own handmade jewelry, maintains her jewelry store on Etsy and is an active moms group organizer and leader both online and offline. Hip Mama's Place was nominated for Parents 2011 Best All-Around Mom Blog and named one of the Highest Rated Blogs and Sites on Nickelodeon ParentsConnect for the Washington, DC area. Follow Jocelyn on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

Home Depot: Register for Upcoming FREE Workshops for Kids {Nov 29 & Dec 6}


If you're near a Home Depot store, you can sign your kids up for the Home Depot free kids' workshops. These workshops are designed for children ages 5-12. All participating kids will get to keep their craft free, plus a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.

Upcoming kids' workshops at Home Depot: 


November 29th (9am-12noon) - Build a Give and Save Bank

December 6th (9am-12 noon)-  Build Holiday Yard Stakes

Go here to register now if you're interested, as spots are limited.


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  About the Author: Jocelyn Cañasa-Brown is a working mom of two boys and is a recognized blogger and mom influencer in the Washington, DC area. In her spare time, she designs and creates her own handmade jewelry, maintains her jewelry store on Etsy and is an active moms group organizer and leader both online and offline. Hip Mama's Place was nominated for Parents 2011 Best All-Around Mom Blog and named one of the Highest Rated Blogs and Sites on Nickelodeon ParentsConnect for the Washington, DC area. Follow Jocelyn on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.