Monday, April 9

Zion's First Haircut & $100 Visa Giveaway {Find Great Deals on SquareSpot}

Thank you to SquareSpot for sponsoring this post! 
Visit SquareSpot to find great deals and discounts on high quality family-centric products and services.

It was finally time to take Zion in for her first hair cut.  We've put it off as much as possible because her hair has been relatively easy to handle and beautiful, crazy beautiful even.  But Easter morning confirmed the need:

Luckily, I had just signed up to try SquareSpot, an online market providing great savings and benefits for busy urban moms on a wide range of high quality goods and services in New York City.  They just so happened to have a fantastic deal for a cute little children's boutique in Brooklyn called Mini Max.

I am always looking for reasons to go to new places and experience new things in the city, and haven't been to Brooklyn in who knows how long, so I new this deal was perfect for me.  For $15 I was able to purchase a $20 gift certificate which would cover almost the entire cost of Zion's haircut.  Plus, I knew they also carried a small collection of fun eco-friendly toys and couldn't wait to have Zion pick something out on our special date.

This morning, we ventured out in the windy but warm weather…on our special date to Brooklyn for her haircut.  We enjoyed the long relaxing train ride with relatively few transfers.  Getting to Brooklyn never felt easier!  We arrived at our destination where Zion was warmly welcomed and given her choice of kid show and salon chair.  She chose a Diego video and then a yellow cab to sit in for her cut.  (Such a NYC girl already!)  I, of course, hovered and took pictures like the paparazzi, just like any first time mom would do!








There have been so many big milestones this week, all blatantly screaming at me that my little baby girl is a full on little girl now…no baby at all.  It really hasn't all hit me yet, but I am sure it is just a matter of time, in fact I can feel the "they grow up so fast" tears just waiting to be released like a torrential Spring rain.  


After Zion's haircut we took some time to pick out a couple of new toys.  First she gravitated to the tea party sets, then to the musical instruments, but in the end we took home some cute animal bath toys and a new farm puzzle.  Prices were incredibly reasonable and we both had a great time.  My expectations were far exceeded for both Mini Max, for being crazy awesome, and SquareSpot for connecting me to such a great establishment through a great offer!

Shortly after I purchased the Mini Max offer on SquareSpot, I had to go back and check out the additional deals and discounts on high quality, family-centric products and services that were being offered to make sure I didn't miss out!  They rotate new deals in and out on a weekly basis.  

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As you know I've been working hard at losing weight and getting in shape in my weekly Meltdown series, so I simply had to purchase the Moms of Steel offer for three Fitness "Bootcamp" Stroller workouts in Central Park for the price of one!  I haven't booked my dates yet, because I am still finishing up my current program, but after such a great experience with the first offer I tried, I am sure this is going to be top notch!

One of the things I loved learning about SquareSpot was that they test each product or service so everything on the site is hand picked!  They also offer a SquareCard program that gives you discounts off hundreds of New York City services and programs!  From what I have seen so far they are constantly adding more partners to their list.  The website is super easy to use and thankfully I don't have a ton of offer emails flooding my inbox.  If you are a New York City mama I totally recommend you check them out and sign-up for an account!

Thanks to SquareSpot, one of my lovely readers is going to win a $100 Visa Gift Card!!  Will it be you?
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I was compensated for this post as a member of Clever Girls Collective, but the content is all my own. #CGSquareSpot #spon

99 comments:

  1. Kristina TorrejonApril 09, 2012

    the 1 hr ballerina party with tutus included looks great! :) 

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  2. cute! I love that little card they gave you to preserve the memory! My husband wants to take my not even 14 month old to get his itsy bitsy baby curls cut because they're apparently too long for him! I say NO WAY...

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  3. Aww! She is such a big girl now! Growing up way too fast!

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  4. Cute cut! Do you like that mommy boot camp DVD?  I need something to motivate me!

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  5. She's soooo cute! First haircuts are hard, she did great! :)

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  6. Jennifer RoteApril 10, 2012

    Wouldn't it be great to get the 
    1-Hour Ballerina Princess Party for 10 Kids - Tutus Included!

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  7. Jennifer RoteApril 10, 2012

    The 1 hour ballerina party would be awesome to get.

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  8. How cute! I actually gave my kiddo his first hair cut and kept his hair in a tiny ziplock. It's such a memorable experience!

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  9. Tara - BePreparedPeriod.comApril 10, 2012

    What a doll! I love that they included the post card with hair trimming. Perfect for scrap booking this big milestone! Sounds like you both had a wonderful day.

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  10. So adorable - love the "after" pic! I also love it when someone scores a good deal!!

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  11. Kimberly SneedApril 10, 2012

    hmmm looks like it's only for NYC folks, but the spill-proof water bottles would be perfect for sunny AZ! ;)

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  12. countrylife4meApril 10, 2012

    $99 - 5 Hours of All-Natural House Cleaning

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  13. I love the buy 1 week of your own personal chef from carriedawaychef for just $174.20 - that's 30% off!

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  14. Haven't checked it out, but I should!!

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  15. The 4 upbeat music classes and DVD would be great. 

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  16. Awww. I always cry when they get their first haircut. They always look like such big kids afterwards!

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  17. jen gerschApril 10, 2012

    5 hours of all natural house cleaning

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  18. jen gerschApril 10, 2012

    i would like the 5 hours of house cleaning

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  19. Zion is indeed well-behaved the entire time! I love the certificate they gave you! :)

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  20. Oh Zion, you are one beautiful little girl! (Just like YO MAMA!!!) Courtney, the hair cut pics are darling! I just did the whole mama paparazzi thing when Jax got his snazzy hair cut last week.) What an awesome giveaway!  

    You go girl on the workn out. I need to become more motivated in that department!

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  21. family74014April 11, 2012

    I'd love the ballerina princess party :)
    family74014 at gmail dot com

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  22. I'd like  5 Hours of All-Natural House Cleaning

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  23. Mary HappymommyApril 11, 2012

    I'd love the 5 hours of all-natural house cleaning for $99.

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  24. She's gorgeous! Id love to buy the hour of entertainment for $120!

    Amanda S on rafflecopter

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  25. I would get the Personal Chef deal

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  26. Nicole KubonApril 11, 2012

    I'd buy the natural house cleaning.

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  27. courtney bApril 11, 2012

    i like the $35 off on OX cards

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  28. Jacquie HaymonApril 11, 2012

    What a pretty baby girl.....I would love the personal chef for a week! No cooking for mama for a week would be pure heaven!

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  29. JamievillariApril 11, 2012

    I would love to get an hour of my own personal chef!
    jamievillari@yahoo.com

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  30. Ashley HattenApril 11, 2012

    I'd get the 5 hours of all natural house cleaning! thanks!
    ashleygatewood1(AT)gmail.com

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  31. I would get the personal chef deal!

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  32.  I like the 5 hours house cleaning

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  33. I'd love to buy the 5-hours of all natural house cleaning for $99!

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  34. Kathleen DownesApril 13, 2012

    I'd like the 1 Week of Your Own Personal Carried Away Chef.

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  35. I would love the personal chef!
    Jennifer Marie

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  36. Rebecca ShockleyApril 14, 2012

    I like the  12 Spill-Proof Water Bottles for Your Baby or Toddler

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  37. I would love to have the 5 hours of house cleaning.  Thanks!

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  38. I like the 5-hours of all natural house cleaning.austma7@aol.com

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  39. Margaret SmithApril 16, 2012

    I'd love the bunch of flowers for mothers day

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  40. JaquerichardsApril 16, 2012

    I would love to buy the Fresh and Organic 3-Day Juice Cleanse. :-) Thank you.
    jaquerichards at yahoo dot com

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  41. 33% off flowers for mom!

    ssgsweeps @hotmail .com

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  42. robyn parisApril 16, 2012

    I'd get the natural house cleaning.

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  43. I would get the 33% Off a Beautiful Bunch of Flowers for Mom offer.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  44. The five hours of all natural house cleaning would be nice.

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  45. jalapenomamaApril 17, 2012

    I love this deal -   $50 33% off a flowers for Mom.
    Thank you.

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  46. I feel like most guys have a thing about their little guys hair getting "too long."

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  47. I know! I can't wait for you to see her. :)

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  48. I am not that brave but I admire you for doing it yourself!

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  49. I love the little card they gave us! I'm so glad I chose that boutique. It was a great experience!

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  50. Thanks so much Melanie! You are such a sweetheart. :)

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  51. Susan SmithApril 17, 2012

    I  like the 5-hours of all natural house cleaning

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  52. EMMAHORTONApril 17, 2012

    NATURAL HOUSE CLEANING

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  53. Sarah HirschApril 17, 2012

    i'd like the all natural house cleaning

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  54.  $50 33% off a flowers for Mom.

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  55. Kyl NeuschApril 17, 2012

    the bunch of flowers for mothers day!

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  56. Tom ShewbridgeApril 17, 2012

     I would love to buy the Fresh and Organic 3-Day Juice Cleanse, expensive, but would love to try it if I could.

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  57. 5 hours of natural house cleaning!

    kport207 at gmail dot com

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  58. harvester5905April 17, 2012

      I like the 5 hours house cleaning

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  59. 5hrs of natural house cleaning

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  60. I like 
    Starbright Floral Design's Mothers Day Bouquet.

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  61. I'd get flowers for mom.

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  62. I like the $50 - 33% Off a Beautiful Bunch of Flowers for Mom offer.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  63. I'd love to get the 33% Off a Beautiful Bunch of Flowers for Mom

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  64. I like the 
    $45 - Park Abs with The Rollersizer!

    alittleumbrella (at) live (dot) com

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  65. Definitely the Mother's Day photo shoot. 

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  66. The $150 - Mother's Day Photo Shoot looks great! I'd love that for myself.

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  67. Valerie taylor MabreyApril 20, 2012

     Starbright Floral Design's Mothers Day Bouquet
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  68. Eileen BurkeApril 20, 2012

    In NY the Mother's Day photo shoot

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  69. B Green ShelleyApril 20, 2012

    The fresh and organic 3-day cleanse

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  70. mothers day photo shoot

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  71. fresh and organic 3-day cleanse

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  72. shirley hicksApril 20, 2012

    I like the mothers day photo shoot

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  73. Rosanne MorrisonApril 21, 2012

    I'd like to buy the  $150 - Fresh and Organic 3-Day Juice Cleanse rosans4@comcast.net

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  74. Paula TavernieApril 21, 2012

    Id like the Beautiful Bunch Of Mothersday Flowers!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

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  75. mistysunriseApril 21, 2012

    Mother's Day photo shoot

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  76. Laura JacobsonApril 21, 2012

    I would love to buy the 
    33% Off a Beautiful Bunch of Flowers for Mom!  

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  77. I love the Fresh and Organic 3-Day Juice Cleanse

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  78. $50 - 33% Off a Beautiful Bunch of Flowers for Mom looks great!

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  79. Dawn ValentineApril 21, 2012

    I would love the Mother's Day Photo Shoot

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  80. Erica CarnesApril 21, 2012

    The 3 Day Juice Cleanse would be nice.
    ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  81. I would buy the photography package!

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  82. 3 Day Juice Cleanse

    jdmimi at gmail dot com

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  83. Hard to say! Mother's day photo shoot maybe.

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  84. I'd like the juice cleanse

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  85. jen twark gerschApril 22, 2012

    $150 - Fresh and Organic 3-Day Juice Cleanse
    $150 - Fresh and Organic 3-Day Juice Cleanse

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  86. 33% Off a Beautiful Bunch of Flowers for Mom

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  87. Stephanie AApril 22, 2012

    I'd like to get the 33% off flowers for mom from Starbright Floral designs!

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  88. Christie KammererApril 22, 2012

    I would like the 3 day cleanse :)

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  89. I would love the  5 Hours of All-Natural House Cleaning

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  90. The Mother's Day Photo Shoot! My sister has a four-month-old son and she would love it!

    sugarsweet7202@yahoo(dot)com

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  91. Either the cleanse, house cleaning or photog package, I think!

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  92. The 33% Off a Beautiful Bunch of Flowers for Mom would be fantastic - thanks!

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  93. Kenny FensomApril 22, 2012

    I would like the 3 day cleanse

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  94. would really love the 5 hour natural house cleaning
    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  95. Kathleen ConnerApril 22, 2012

    I like the Fresh and Organic 3-Day Juice Cleanse for $150 

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  96. Thanks for the giveaway...we like the Mother's Day Photo Shoot !

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Thank you so much for your lovely comments! I don't always have time to respond to each one, but I do read them! XO