Friday, May 31, 2013

Mommy Juice Helps Relax from Stress of a Long Day!

When I first heard the name Mommy Juice I was intrigued. 

What is Mommy Juice? Is it like mommy milk?

Do I drink it? Does my child drink it?

After googling the site here http://mommyjuicewines.com/ 


I found out a lot of information that I wanted to pass on to all my mommy readers. 



Does this video remind you of anything? 

Mommies need a break! 

Mommy Juice Wines makes wine for moms. 
I was lucky enough to be able to try both the Mommy Juice White wine and the Mommy Juice Red Wine. 

I was really exhausted after a long day of work and homeschooling my 2 kids I decided after the kids were in bed, to have my first glass of wine all by MYSELF in 10 years. 

I am not a big drinker, that's why Mommy Juice Wines are perfect. 
The white wine was very mild, it had a fruity flavor that I loved, and made me feel relaxed, but not so relaxed that I felt uncomfortable with children in the house..it just made the stress go away. 
Next, I tried the red wine. I am not crazy about red wine, because normally they are very very dry, and really why anyone would want a dry drink beats me. 

This red wine was not at all dry, tasted much like grape juice but with a kick, and I loved it. 

I had about a half a glass of each, and love that i'll be able to take a "mommy break" a little more often now. 



You can follow Mommy Juice Wines on Facebook here, Twitter here, and Pinterest here. 





Disclosure: I was given 2 bottles of Mommy Juice Wine to help with my review. All opinions are 100% mine.


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Decals? How about $100 worth! Enter DezignWithaZ Giveaway!


To celebrate their BRAND NEW WEBSITE they are giving away 2 x $100 gift certificates. To enter:

-Visit their website by clicking here and tell them what your favorite product is (+5 points)
-Like their post on FB click here (+5 points)
-Share their post (+10 points)
-Sign up for their newsletters (+15 points)
-Blog about this giveaway (+20 points)

The giveaway will run until Friday (5/31/2013) and it's open worldwide. The gift certificate can be applied towards any of Dezign
With a Z's products including custom orders.
Good luck to you all!

http://www.dezignwithaz.com/
I have review their products before and the decal is still standing strong in my kids room : ) you can see my review here

Sunday, May 26, 2013

CollageIt Pro Review and Giveaways!


I love pictures. 


I mean, I LOVE taking pictures, editing pictures..anything to do with pictures, I love it. 
For a few years back in the 90's I was a manager of a high end portrait studio.  That is what got me hooked to pics!

What I am not good at, is collaging pictures, something about it makes is so time consuming!
So, when I was offered to review Collage It Pro I was excited. 

First off, the download took about 2 mins, which is awesome! I hate programs that take 45 mins to download who has the time.

Second, the program is super easy, I picked my photo's from my own folders, then added them to the pre-made collage and BAM!
 

Done. 

This is how my first collage came out, it seriously took me less than 2 minutes! 

Try it out for yourself and see how awesome and easy it is! Makes a great gift for any occasion.  
Enter to win CollageIt Pro 20 winners will be picked! Open to Everyone! Contest will end 6-8-13.
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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Dr Woods Black Soap and Baby Mild Bar Soap Review and Giveaway!



I was recently offered the chance to review Dr Woods Black Soap and Baby Mild Bar Soap. 





Pure Black Soaps are vegetable based, containing no animal fat. They are natural and biodegradable, perfect for consumers who care about the environment.
Black Soap contains olive oil, giving it natural healing properties and the ability to attract moisture and hold it close to the skin to form a breathable layer that prevents moisture loss.
Dr. Woods Black Soap does not contain any harsh detergents that can strip away skin’s natural moisture. The Vitamin E rich lather leaves skin feeling naturally soft and clean.
Dr. Woods is eco-friendly and ideal for guilt free camping and laundry.

Three sizes – 8 oz., 16 oz. and 32 oz.

The Baby Mild soap bar was great! I used it on my daughter Sarah. It had a light lather to it, making it stress free when placing on baby. I like that its made with organic oils, which is great for sensitive skin. The smell is gentle has little to no fragrance.  Its also Vegan friendly which is hard to come by. Dr Woods offers many other options of bar soap to choose from. They also do not test their products on animals which is a huge plus. Dr Woods makes great products and I am happy to be able to review them.


Win a 8oz bottle of Black Soap, and feel the clean. Enter the rafflecopter below contest ends 6-2-13


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Time to toss the old and get the new, Bra's that is! Free Bra Fit Event!

Hanesbrand Outlets are having a Bra Fit Event for the Memorial Day Weekend just come in to any outlet and get a FREE bra fit.

Did you know that most women are wearing the wrong size, let Hanesbrand help. While in our stores check out the great deals going on like BOGO at 50% off or buy a bra at 25% off the second 50% off!

You can find your local Hanesbrand Outlet by clicking here, Hanesbrand sells the following brands, JMS, Bali, Barely There, Wonderbra (will be discontinued this year) , Playtex, Playtex 18hr, and Hanes.

Also don't forget to sign up for Hanes Rewards, its 100% free and you get special savings throughout the year! It never expires.

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Gfreely Box a Fun way to get Gluten Free Snacks!


 

Having a kid or kids who shouldn't eat gluten can be a pain. One of the main things I am always looking for is GF snacks. It's pretty easy to make a meal gluten free..we usually  have chicken, potatoes and a vegetable or 2...no problem there, but what happens when you have a child who wants a snack at 3:30 on a tuesday and it has to contain no gluten? 

My kids are SO over the staples...they want variety, and I do too..but I don't always want to go buy a whole box of a product that may or may not taste good. 

That's where the GFreely box comes in. An awesome mix of snacks, flours and soups...and the guarantee that every month will contain new items to try.

For $19 a month, you get a box FULL of gluten free goodies. 
Mine had 9 products, and out of 9, I would definitely buy 7 of them again. 

This is an idea of what's in one of the boxes






I really loved my box, for $19 I will be ordering again! 

You can sign up or get more information here

ProBar Fuel Bars and Bolt Energy Chews Review and Giveaway!



I love fruit. So, I was more than happy to review the new products from ProBar.

ProBar Fuel are fruit bars with seeds. Gluten Free healthy energy bars that come in 4 flavors: blueberry, strawberry, cherry and cran-rasberry. My personal favorite was the blueberry it was full of flavor. I used the bars while at work to get through the day. They made the perfect meal and I didn't ever feel hungry in my 7 hour work day thanks to the bars. I also liked the fact that they are a full 2 servings of fruit, the seeds helped to have the protein needed throughout the day as well.


You can purchase the ProBar Fuels in singles or in packs of 12. You can even try all 4 flavors in their variety pack of 12 which you can purchase here. The single bars are $1.59 and the 12 pack is $17.60.

The second product I got to try also new from ProBar is the Bolt which by far is my favorite of all their products. I love the Bolt Energy Chews. The chews are good size and full of flavor. They come in 4 flavors, strawberry, orange, raspberry and blueberry. I am in shock at how great they are. I have had many chews before especially with kids and none have a "real fruit" taste but the Bolts are fruity. I believe my favorite is the orange, it seems to last the longest in flavor. Each pack has 10 chews which a serving is 5 chews, so that is 2 portions and really 5 chews is all you need. I noticed an increase of energy throughout my day and it was a  way healthier option from the energy drinks that are on the market.

I really loved the energy chews which you can purchase here for $2.69 per pack or get a 12 pack at $29.93.

You can also purchase ProBar products at health food stores or Whole Foods Supermarkets.

ProBar is also glad to extend a special one-time discount to ALL of our readers… just go to http://theprobar.com/shop and enter code “BLOGGER” at checkout and get 40% off your first order 

Win a box of the ProBar  Bolt Energy Chews, the contest is open to all U.S. residents and will end 6/1/13
Just fill out the rafflecopter below to win. 


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  Disclosure: I was given ProBar Products to help with my review. All opinions are 100% mine.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Summer Skills Clinics for Kids!

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Now everything awesome - kids, basketball, teamwork, and having fun – comes together at destination awesome: Harlem Globetrotter Summer Skills Clinics, the ONLY clinics coached by stars of The Harlem Globetrotters!

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Everyone loves The Globetrotters, the stars who always put smiles on kids’ faces. At Globetrotter Summer Skills Clinics, our stars coach kids in limited size groups and bring laughs, encouragement and high fives for everyone! Globetrotters direct, motivate, inspire AND entertain, keeping it inclusive and fun for ALL boys and girls, aged 6-12, of ALL skill and experience levels. Each session is $59 and includes a free ticket voucher to see the Globetrotters live in 2014!  But you can save $10 with promo code USFAMILY! Code is valid through 5/31.

Each child will receive:

  • A free ticket voucher (valued up to $40) to see the Globetrotters during their 2014 World Tour
  • Autographs and photos with the stars!
  • Official Globetrotter certificate of completion with a personalized Globetrotter nickname

Clinic Locations: http://globi.es/GlobetrotterClinicsUSFAMILY (These are just the clinics - the games for your tickets are in 200 cities)


Save $10 on registration! Enter the Coupon Code USFAMILY on the cart page after completing your registration  http://globi.es/GlobetrotterClinicsUSFAMILY

The best way to have a safe happy healthy summer! 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Take the Hallmark Challenge!

Hallmark is challenging you to get up off your cell or computer, find a pen, sit down and WRITE a card to anyone! The challenge is to send out 7 cards in 7 days.

I did this as well which you can see my post about Hallmark by clicking here: To join in the excitement one of our readers can also get a pack of cards to send out to friends and family!

Hallmark would love to here about your story on how friends and family felt when receiving a hand written card. You can share your stories on their facebook page or under comments on our blog as well. 

Enter the rafflecopter below to win. Contest will end 5-20-13. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Let Hallmark Tell Your Mom How Much You Care


Now-a-days we all send many emails, and talk through text and neglect the power of a written note. Hallmark is known for its cards, ornaments and all out caring way.

Hallmark sent me a bunch of cards to send out to friends and family. It was nice to have something to write my own thoughts on along with a little help from Hallmark. I sent out the cards and all of the sudden I was getting phone calls (another thing we all neglect conversation) . My friends and family were taken back on "wow she really does care", and it brought us all closer together. It was like hitting a refresh button on my life, people who you "talk" to were really now talking to me. It was great.

Mother's Day is very close and what would make a better gift than a Hallmark card personally signed by you. It's something that can't be deleted or sent to spam or never received it's a memory that will stay with them for a life time.

Hallmark has cards for all occasions like just saying "Hi thinking of you", "Wishing you well", "Congrats", "Happy Holidays" and much much more. So get away from that computer or cell and go out and get yourself a Hallmark Card. Hallmark cards can be found at all major retail stores, Hallmark stores or any place that carries cards. You can see a few on their website here, and you can also find a location which is close to you to purchase your card for Mother's Day.

Are you a Blogger? You can join the Get Carded Challenge too. Apply at corporate.Hallmark.com/GetCarded. Not a blogger that is fine save 30% off your purchase using code BLOG30 off all cards purchased at Hallmark.com



Disclosure: I was given a pack of cards to help with my review. All opinions are 100% mine.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Open Now The Container Store in Orlando, FL!

The Container Store is an awesome place to get some organization in your life. I had never heard of the Container Store until the day we were invited to a preview before the grand opening.


The Container Store is NOW OPEN! Located by the Mall of Millenia, Next to Panda Express.
4088 Millenia Blvd
Orlando, FL 32839
(407) 956-2980
Store Hours are as follows:
Mon-Sat: 9 am - 9 pm
Sun: 11 am - 6 pm

Did you know that The Container Store is one of the best places to work, and the best places to shop! Every employee of the Container Store goes through close to 300 hours of training yes training, so they are well informed on how to fit your organization needs, as well as show you how to instal your purchases.

I was in awe over the selection of products. The Container Store puts a new twist on the shoe box. They have different sizes of shoe boxes all are heavy duty and clear making it easy to find that perfect pair for that special date night. Along with the fact that they are called "shoe" boxes they make great containers to store your children's toys, blocks, books or whatever else you want to be contained but yet you can see what it is without opening a bunch of drawers. Each shoe box is stackable and hold up under pressure.

At the Container Store there are sections which you can find that perfect container for the project you're planning on doing.

There are 2 stations which you can design your own closet or storage area. They have hands on spots which you can take a hammer and nail to see how simple it is to get the job done fast and correct. I thought that was a very cool part because who doesn't like hands on.

My favorite idea was the garage storage, they have a device that you can place on the wall then hang everything off of it, including a kayak! They have a closet center (called elfa) which you can create your own closet. They have pull out drawers or racks which you can place your shoes in, how cool is that.

The Container Store even carries gift wrap. Which, WOW, they have a selection of wrapping paper, ribbons and more. You know the containers that beanie babies were kept in? They carry those, they even have some small enough to store your child's teeth!

Have a kitchen you want to remodel? Check out the Container Store. They have everything for food storage to utensils. It's a huge place that yet when you see it from the outside it's average but inside you can spend hours with the selections!

Check out all the awesome things The Container Store has to offer here.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Happy Beginnings How I Became My Own Fairy Godmother Book


I hate to read, and very few books have ever caught my attention so much that I want to take the time to read them. I received the book Happy Beginnings How I Became My Own Fairy Godmother in the mail and was like "oh wow its a big book" (well for someone who hates reading that is) at 203 pages.

But because I like to follow through I started to read the book, next thing I know I was almost halfway through it. I truly love this book. The book starts off talking about being married and it coming to a end out of no where.

The story relives Lorena's life. From marriage, an encounter, sex life and everything that you can imagine is in this book. I also like that she points out how as women we need closure which most men never offer they just shut down and how to get that closure for yourself.

Lorena talks about what her friends had to go through while she was going through everything. Lorena also talks about buying self help books and getting a job to help keep her mind off everything that was happening in her life.  I would love to go into more detail on the book but I don't want to give it away.


I feel the book is a great gift for any female, married or not. I believe that anyone can relate or just have a idea on how life sucks but YOU have the power to change it.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Nickeloden Suites Resort Opens new 4D Spongebob Squarepants Movie



Paige and I were invited to a media event launching the new Spongebob Squarepants 4D movie along with trying their new character breakfast with Spongebob and all his friends.

First, i'll start with the Character Breakfast. It is an all you can eat buffet with so much to offer, they will even make your own omelet! I had a breakfast burrito, it was so good I only wish I had more room in my tummy to eat more!

Almost every parent, kid or even non parent knows who Spongebob SquarePants is. So the Nick hotel has taken the familiar favorite and made a whole theme around him. Start the day off with an all you can eat buffet with Spongebob and friends!

While your eating your breakfast, Spongebob, Sandy, Squidward, Patrick and Mr. Crabs come around for picture ops. Along with getting your pictures with your favorite characters, they will go to the middle of the restaurant and sing songs like "Riding in a Boat", "Being on the Beach" and more. Its a blast and kids/adults are welcome to partake in the events.

Once you have filled up on an over the top great breakfast you can head on over to see the new Spongebob  Saves the Jelly Fish movie in 4D! The movie is about 15 minutes long and has all kind of surprises, in fact it has 3 different endings!

Nick Hotel is a great place to stay while visiting Orlando, FL if its a rainy day there are plenty of fun activities to keep you busy without having to leave the hotel.

Check out all the great deals the Nick Hotel has to offer by clicking here.

Nature's Own Bread, Bagels and More Review

Do you have a favorite bread in your family? One that you buy ALL the time? I know I used to be a kind of person that never had a favorite brand. One week I would buy one brand, and the next week something else. 

That was until I was introduced to Nature's Own Honey Wheat Bread. 

 

First of all, I have always my whole life been a white bread person, I like wheat, but I feel like there are certain things you just can't put on wheat. Then, I tried this Honey Wheat Bread, and it is such a mild wheat flavor, but yet I am getting all the health benefits of the wheat. 

One of the other items I got to try was the Cinnamon Raisin Bagels. 

 
I absolutely LOVE bagels, drenched in cream cheese. But, I noticed with these, they don't even need cream cheese, they are so flavorful and soft on their own, and obviously a much better choice for breakfast. 

Finally, we tried the Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Toasters.  


Honestly, I was skeptical about these, because what do you use them for? Plain? Toasted with butter? The kids and I really just enjoyed them plain. I took the package with us on a road trip to see my mother, and we ate the whole thing on the way there! 

I love that they are a delicious, wholesome snack. 

Did you know you can find all kinds of recipes on the Nature's Own Website?

Disclosure: I received a box of Nature's Own Products to help with my review. All opinions are 100% mine and were not influenced in any way.



 


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Thrive Ice Cream Review (it's PACKED with protein!)



Since most people love ice cream, what a great idea to take it to the next level, and make it healthy. Thrive Ice cream does just that. Not only is it delicious ice cream, but you can compare the ingredients to what's in an ensure shake. 


Strawberry was the household favorite. It's creamy and delicious and you would never know it has 9 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber, 530mg of potassium, 24 vitamins and  minerals and 4 probiotics. 

Riley has been underweight for the last couple of years, and not because he doesn't eat, he just is really REALLY active. I love knowing that at night when I give him this ice cream, that he is getting extra vitamins and nutrients. 


The vanilla flavor is made with eggs, and is super delicious, it reminds me of a thick creamy custard. 

I have to say, I did not get to try the milk chocolate flavor, the day the box arrived in the mail, I was at a blogger meeting and when I came home, there were 3 chocolate covered faces and some explaining to do!
 
They all enjoyed it though. 

The chocolate fudge was a very rich chocolatey ice cream, very very full of chocolate flavor. 

You can purchase Thrive Ice Cream at stores like Meijer and Publix. 

I would love it if you would follow them on Facebook or Twitter