Happy Thanksgiving!!

Today is a busy day for everyone so I won’t hold you long, but I wanted let you know I’m thankful for YOU!

I pray you have an awesome day with family and friends and for you shoppers out there I hope you grab some great deals! I’m kinda out of it… I think it’s a stomach bug and I’ve been ill since yesterday evening, but I’m believing God for healing. Through it all I’m thankful.

Enjoy & God bless! Xoxo

Fuel Up to Play 60 with Quaker Oats Giveaway!!

Quaker® Oats teams Up with Andrew Luck and Fuel Up to Play 60 to launch a nationwide search for Schools that are fueling healthy habits. Parents and teachers at Fuel Up to Play 60 schools across the country can enter the Make Your Move Video Contest by submitting a video of their students that showcases how they get active.

Teachers or parents are asked to record 30 to 60 second videos of students (grades kindergarten through high school) moving during their 60 minutes of physical activity. Winning schools will be awarded one of five $15,000 school grants or one of 10 $2,500 school grants!

Want to enter on the behalf of your child’s school? Check our their site! The deadline is days away November 27th 2013.

Just to thank you for reading up on getting your child active this winter Quaker Oats gave me a prize pack to giveaway. Here are some of the items in the prize pack!

To be entered in this giveaway comment below with a tip for those who are tying to become more healthy. Dereon will pick a name and the winner will ne announced Wednesday night. The giveaway is over Wed. November 27th at noon!

Heat Holders review and GIVEAWAY!!

Here in Chicago it gets COLD! I mean so cold that the hawk will knock your coat off. Well maybe I am exaggerating, but it feels like that. LOL. I was given the opportunity to try out these cool thermal socks called Heat Holders. When the socks arrived it wasn’t quite cold enough. But within the last few weeks our weather has turned to the traditional 20 degrees. I couldn’t wait to put my Heat Holders to use.

As a person that naturally has cold feet, I love to wear fuzzy and comfy socks once I’m in my PJs. These socks are similar to the cute fuzzy socks, not only because they are available in fun and functionally colors, but also because they are so soft and they are much more warmer and made for the brutal cold. Here are some facts on these bad boys:

Advanced insulating yarn– Yes, these socks help against cold with superior moisture killing abilities.

Long looped thermal pile– This is to hold in more warm air.

Soft brushed inner– These feel so comfy and its perfect for all day wear.

To learn more about Heat Holders and to also see where you can grab a pair check them out on their site, also on social media Facebook and Twitter.

I love these socks. and I want to give 5 of my readers a chance to win a pair of Heat Holders!!!

To enter this giveaway and win a pair of Heat Holders you have to follow:

3 simple rules

1. You must be a fan of A Real Urban Mom on Facebook
2. You must share this giveaway via social media (Twitter, Facebook, or Twitter)
3. Comment below on your favorite winter memory.

This giveaway ends Black Friday at 7PM. Contestants that complete all three rules will be entered to win a pair of Heat Holders and will be picked randomly. Good luck and bundle up!!

Best Man Holiday Chicago Private Screening Event

I think this is one of the most talked about movie sequel on social media. I can’t wait. I remember watching The Best Man in my teenage years with my best friend and just being utterly in love with the several love stories all connected in one movie. So naturally when I heard about Best Man Holiday I screamed. Now me and my best friends can all go together and enjoy a great movie as adults that has experienced real love=)

Everyone was talking about meeting up together after work, school, etc. to view the film together on opening weekend. I instantly thought of “Girls night out” and since I have been working with ICE Theater Lawndale, I partnered up with the owner and we created “Best Man Holiday: Girl’s night out!” Food, drinks, vendors, giveaways, and of course BEST MAN HOLIDAY! If you are in the Chicagoland area I would love to see you tomorrow. The reception starts at 6:30PM and the movie starts at 8:15PM. It’s only $21 per person. (You must be 21 or older due to cocktails being served) You can buy your ticket at the door or online here

I hope to see you tomorrow at ICE Lawndale 10 Theaters 3330 West Roosevelt Road Chicago, IL 60624

House Party SodaStream Holiday Fizz Party! #SodaStreamFizz

A Sodastream?!! I’ve always wanted one of these puppies. Lol. I’ve watched the commercials, I’ve noticed the demos on TV shows, but I haven’t gotten around to buying one myself. So when I spotted the House Party Sodastream Holiday Fizz event I applied ASAP! I couldn’t believe I was selected. Yes!!!!

The box arrived a few days ago and I was super anxious to open it. The content was pretty impressive. I did a quick unboxing video that ended up being 4 defected videos until the last try worked (It’s time for momma to get a new phone! Smh) Anyways check out the goodies Sodastream sent:

I’m pretty excited to be a host and I have games planned out for my guests & the kiddos too. If you’ve never try to apply for an House Party I think you need to get with the program. lol. Learn more about them here.

I will do a event recap after my party!! 🙂

Disclosure: I received a Free party pack to test out. All my thoughts are my own.

Kidz Bop Live Concert review by Dereon

October 26th 2013 Kidz Bop Live took place at The House of Blues Downtown Chicago. Since Dennis and I was out of town I asked my parents to take the kids to the concert. They happily agreed and the kids experienced their first music concert!

Another great bonus is the kids actually attended the meet and greet afterwards and was able to get their CD signed.

Since I didn’t go to the concert I had to ask Dereon the 411 about the whole experience and this is what he had to say.

A good ole’ honest review from a 6 year old. He hasn’t stop playing the CD since he received it, so great work Kidz Bop Kids!

Momma in Vegas?

Weekend before last my husband and I took off to celebrate his birthday in one of his favorite cities… Las Vegas! Since my husband’s birthday is actually on Halloween we decided to do a weekend trip so we could be home to take the kiddo trick or treating on Halloween.

Two of our close friends meet us down in Vegas and we let our hair down the whole weekend. While we were in Vegas I called Dereon to surprise him with tickets to see Kidz Bop Live! He was estatic and no longer cared when we were coming back to Chicago. LOL

Although Dennis and I went to Vegas for our Honeymoon there is no way we can get tired of a place so lively. This time we wanted to fully explore Vegas and have an “agenda”. And we got a lot done if I must say. Check out some of the pictures:

We stayed at the Bellagio and had a Fountain view room. AMAZING!

We didn’t hit the jackpot =(

We ate so much food. I know I gained about 10 pounds. My fave place was Peppermill!

If you have ever hung out with me then you would know that when I hang out and party “Kid Free” my name is Keyonce. So how fitting was this picture with my girl Beyoncé? LOL

And we ended our last night with a BANG or a shot one would say. LOL. We attended a HUGE costume party. Vegas knows how to throw a Costume party!

We have a ton of pictures, but I wanted to share the Highlights with you. Viva La Vegas! =)