Sunday, September 29, 2013

Give Kids the World Village, Kissimmee, FL

I have lived in Kissimmee, FL my whole life and driven by the Give Kids the World Village area many times. I knew it was for kids who have hard battles in life to face but I also thought that it was a fancy hospital like setting,
Boy was I wrong!

Give Kids the World is an awesome place to go as a family and forget all your troubles. It's a fun interactive place which kids rule. Families come for a week, all expenses are paid for, so food, activities, transportation everything is included.

Give Kids the World has different themes throughout the week, every Tuesday is Halloween which kids can dress up and trick or treat, every Thursday is Christmas which they have a parade, party, reindeer games, even Santa makes the trip once a week and hands out gifts. Give Kids the World houses 140 villas, each villa is set up with a full kitchen, 2b/2b and living room. Each day children have gifts waiting for them when they come back from the parks.

Give Kids the World has the World's Largest Candy Land Game, which the kids get to be the character. The Village also has horse back riding, Dino Putt putt which has some very neat effects when you get the ball in the whole, a Train, game room, spa, and so much more.

Give Kids the World is maintained on donations only 8% of everything you donate goes towards something other then the kids. All staff is volunteers some just out to care, others who have experience the wonders of the village and like to give back. Its great to see people all coming together for the good of children even theme parks come together to give the best experience they can for these children. Over 30 thousand kids a year are diagnosed with a illness, that's only in the United States, Give Kids the World reaches out all over the world no child is left behind. They can have someone up in a villa within 24hrs of a doctors okay.

I donated here and there to Give Kids the World but after truly learning about it I will be watching more to help in ways I can. If you would like to volunteer you can sign up here, you can start at the age of 12 with a adult and 16 without. If you would like to make a donation to a great cause please do so here.

It was a very humbling experience to see what families go though on a daily bases and to watch children smile, and laugh even when dealing with such battles.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Matlaw's Stuffed Clams Yum! 

I am embarrassed to say, I had never tried stuffed clams in my life. I grew up in Oregon, and you would think I would be a seafood lover, but besides shrimp and salmon, I pretty much avoid it. 

Recently I had the opportunity to review Matlaw's Stuffed Clams after Casey reviewed them on her blog 7 Kids and Us and LOVED them. 

I was really wary of them when they came, I have had clam chowder, and I usually pick the clams out. I don't like how tough and chewy they are. 

Out of the oven, they looked GREAT. I love how each one comes in a cute for serving. Now, the part I wasn't too excited about, the tasting.

I really like them! I like that they are not too "clammy" they really remind me of a Holiday stuffing, only with a slight seafood flavor. The breading is very buttery and seasoned just right.

Matlaw's ™ Seafood Label | Gourmet Seafood Appetizers

Ours is the number one stuffed Clam on the market

(And We're the Second Oldest Seafood Label In the Country)

Matlaw's is the second oldest seafood label in the United States. With a combination of consistent quality and value, we are proud to say Matlaw's 9 pack stuffed clams is ranked #1 in the United States.
  • Each stuffed item contains a mix of bread crumbs Matlaws Seafood Label is the oldest stuffed clams, and other quality frozen seafood brand in the US.(Italian and white bread), Clam meat and selected, choice spices. Served in a natural clam shell. 
  • The Gourmet Seafood Products contain a mix of Italian style bread crumbs, green and red peppers along with celery and onions. Served in a natural shell.
  • The Clams Casino contain parmesan cheese, bacon, clam meat and bread crumbs. Served in a natural shell.
  • The Clams Oreganata contain Olive Oil, Oregano and Garlic. Served in a natural shell.

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way. Please contact with any questions.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Check out the Great DEAL from Reebok!

Now is the time to grab a pair of Reebok EasyTone Shoes for only $29.99 PLUS Free Shipping! From the EasyTone Lead to the EasyTone Reeinspire II, get all shoes from the EasyTone collection for $29.99 when you use codeEASY30 at checkout!

The EasyTone collection features a proprietary BALANCE BALL design with Moving Air Technology, which creates softness and micro-instability in every step. Grab these shoes at a great price today at Reebok and save big with code EASY30!

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way.

Schwinn the Biking Game Ages 4 and up! #Giveaway!

We try and have one night of family game night, so we got to test out the new game from Schwinn called the Biking Game. I love that the game can have up to 8 players! Its a game that my whole family can enjoy since we are 7.

If you like to bike you will like this game, it has 4 levels of questions so it challenges all ages. The fun facts cards let you tell your favorite memory you had while biking. Which it is fun to see how much your children remember. One of my children's memories were me and my mom were at Celebration yard saleing and bikes are they way to travel since its a packed community. Anyhow, we had my sons in the buggy behind my mom, as we went across a interaction the buggy popped off my moms bike leaving my kids on one end us on the other, thankfully it was not a highly traveled spot so it was more funny because of the kids reactions of "you're just leaving us". They remember that day very well.

The game not only allows for you to play with 8 players. It lets you relive memories and it also teaches facts about your bike with the arrow is pointing to? What do you call the wheels on the back to help balance your bike? and other questions which also have ABC answers.

You can purchase the Schwinn Biking Game by clicking here.  You can also see all the other fun games Education Outdoors carries by clicking here. Education Outdoors is a great website which carries many games to learn more about the great outdoors through fun educational games.

Win your own Schwinn Biking Game, contest will end 10/28/13 Open to U.S. residents only. Enter the rafflecopter below.

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Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way.

Have you heard about PINCHme? Free Products!

I love getting new things in the mail especially when they are FREE! PINCHme is a awesome site which they send you products to test and do a short survey about all for FREE! I joined! You can sign up here

How PINCHme Works:
·         When members sign up, they’ll fill out a short questionnaire to build their profile so they receive product offering that fit their lifestyle.  
·         Each week, members are offered a selection of leading consumer branded products to sample based on their membership profiles.
·         Members are allowed to choose up to 1/3 of the product offerings per week, and they will be delivered to their door within 7 business days.
·         After a member receives a product, they’ll be given 30 days to provide feedback via a mini-survey. (6 questions)  Members can also share what they’ve sampled via their social media channels.
·         Members are given an opportunity to purchase the product and are directed to partner retailers where they are available to buy.

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Publix Flavor Excursion

Go on a Flavor Excursion this fall at Publix.
Right now there is a sweepstakes over at Five hundred people will win a $100 Publix gift card. While you are there check out out the awesome recipes brought to you by General Mills, Kraft, Campbell’s and Red Gold.

Inspired by recipes from around the world, your family will love these fun new tastes, and you’ll love the savings! Here are a few of the deals from this promo on sale right now at Publix -

$2/3 Pillsbury Refrigerated Dough Items Make Your Home Italian Tonight Publix Coupon which makes them 3 for only a $1.

Old El Paso Taco Shells, 4.6 to 6.89 oz, Tortillas 12 ct, Refried Beans 16 oz, Enchilada Sauce 10 oz, or Taco Sauce 8 oz, 4/$5

Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls, Cinnamon Rolls, Grands! Biscuits, or Grands! Junior, 4 to 12 oz, 10/$10 

$1.00 off 2 Kraft Natural Chunks or Natural Shreds, 7-8 oz

Look for the Publix Flavor Excursion Flyer up at the front of store or at customer service for your money saving coupons. 

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Mabel's Labels Skull 'n' Crossbones!

Check out this great offer from Mabel's Label.

Mabel's Labels is offering two great 50% off promotions! On 9/19, Mabel's Labels is offering 50% off Pirate Ship or Skull 'n' Crossbones Sticky Labels in honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Plus, on 9/20, Mabel's Labels is offering 50% off Plane Sticky Labels in the first ever Talk Like a Pilot Day created by Mabel's Labels. Don't miss your chance to shop these great offers! 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Pillsbury Heat and Go

I work at night get home at 12-12:30 have to get up at 6:30 throw the one kid in shower then wake up again get all the kids in the car and get them to school by 7:30am if I want them to have breakfast. Well that's because of my work week. Sometimes I just can't get up and out in time so I look for fast snacks that will feed my kids.

Pillsbury has made my life so much simpler! They now have single serve packages of waffles and blueberry pancakes so all I have to do is Heat and Go! The waffles are 4 mini waffles with cinnamon flavor and the pancakes are mini pancakes in blueberry flavor 5 total! They are a life saver.

Not only are the new Pillsbury Mini Single Serves a great idea they help stop the fights over who has more, everyone has their own special bag.

Look for them in Walmart and other groceries. Found in the breakfast section of the frozen goods aisle.

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way.

Get What Your Hair Needs from!

I am so over my flat boring hair! Its super fine and I can never get anything to work. I had the chance to talk to an expert from and tell them just what was up with my hair.

 Flatironexperts sent me a Babyliss Pro hair curler. I love how this thing handles, its not to big making it hard to get a grip, its a nice red color so its easy to find in my drawer. I really like that it has a timer because come on ladies when we wanna look good we are a bit well out of it. The timer has a safety feature that you push in turn to time you want heated which can be from 1 minute to 40 minutes! After the time has passed the curler will pop back up and turn itself on, not saying to leave it set like this and allow to do it itself its just a safety feature for those days you do forget.

I was able to get great curls with the use of the Babyliss Pro and there hair care product Thermal Shine Brilliante Thermique since I have such baby fine hair the only way for anything to stay in my hair is with product.

Flatironexpress doesn't just have curling irons, they carry everything for your hair needs! Like flat irons, hair curlers, air curlers which I really wanna try and so much more. I never knew how many different curlers there were until I visited the site.

Don't take my word for it go check them out and see all the many ways to have fun with your hair. Just click here!

Check out this fact on the Babyliss Pro Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron:
Babyliss Pro Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron (1"). What the #1 Best Curling Iron is lacking, the Babyliss Pro Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron has. This curling iron is equipped with the latest Tourmaline Ceramic Technology that has numerous benefits to your hair. Tourmaline/Ceramic Curling iron emits negative ions and far-infrared heat that brings a number of benefits:
  • Eliminates static electricty
  • Neutralizes odors
  • Preserves more moisture within the hair shaft
  • Causes less damage to the hair cuticle
If you want a curling iron that is up to date and wouldn't mind paying a bit extra. This would be a great choice.
Available in: 
Spring Handle: 0.75"1"1.25"1.5"

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way.

Box4Blox A Great Fun Way to Store! and Giveaway!

I love Legos but I hate when my kids are going off because they can't find that one piece! Thanks to the Box4Blox I don't have that issue anymore.

Basically, what you do, is you take a big mess of Lego (or mega bloks) toys and put them in the yellow tier of the Box 4 Blox, then you SHAKE, and SHAKE and SHAKE some kids LOVED the shaking part...and when you are done shaking, you have all the large pieces in the yellow, medium/large in the blue, medium/small in the red and very small in the green.

The Box4Blox is something that should be in all homes with blocks. Before the Box4Blox Lego projects would take forever or never get finished, pieces would go missing and more. The Box4Blox not only helps in finding the correct piece but it also helps with kids wanting to clean up their mess. I am not stepping on blocks now that we have this because my kids find it fun to place the blocks in and shake!

I find I am also saving money having the Box4Blox because less blocks are being sucked up in the vacuum, or swept up or who knows.

Watch this video here. 

You can purchase your own Box4Blox here, for $39.99 (at this time, Amazon is the only way to purchase Box 4 Blox)

One reader is going to WIN their own Box 4 Blox! Please enter using the rafflecopter form below. Contest will end 9/30/13 open to U.S. residents only.

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Zinc Door A Way to Express Yourself! Plus take off a Extra 15%

Are you looking for that perfect piece of furniture that can make a bold statement? If you are, be sure to check out Palu! Detailed, distinct and effortlessly classic, the Palu furnishing line embraces quality materials, fine craftsmanship and singular design for pieces that truly stand the test of time. Including chairs, beds, dressers and more featuring anything from natural wood to textured materials, the versatile collection is equally as elegant and refined as it is modern and approachable. Plus, now through October 15th, Zinc Door is offering 15% off Palu with promo codePALU15. Don't miss your chance to save on this fabulous collection today! 

Low Calorie Cascade Ice Drink Mix

I love mixed drinks and my husband will drink them if they are around. I prefer to make them at home, because we use about a quarter of the amount of alcohol. For us, it's the taste we love, not the alcohol so much and it also saves a ton of money.

I am trying to be a little more watchful of what I consume so I was super excited to get to try Cascade Ice Sparkling Cocktail Mixers!

With ZERO calories and no sugar, these are perfect for me. 
They are also sodium free, gluten free and caffeine free!

Cascade Ice Sparkling Cocktail Mixers come in yummy flavors like
  • Appletini
  • Lemon Drop
  • Mojito
  • Pina Colada
  • Margarita
  • Cosmopolitan
My husband and I both love the Coconut the best. You can mix coconut with almost anything : )

Cascade Ice also comes in a variety of other flavors and waters. You can find them at most grocery stores and mass retailers.

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Ivanabitch Vodka Review

With my 5 kids and husband to deal with daily, I need a break! When I get my break I like to sit back, relax and enjoy my new bottles of Ivanabitch Vodka. I made sure to try all 3 before writing about what I think of the product and wow they are good.

I did the Peach flavor with a nice cold on the rocks peach Snapple Tea very good since the Snapple already had peach in it the vodka was masked but enough of it to well relax the nerves.

Coconut goes with almost anything. I love coconut. I honestly could drink it on its own because its so great. I ended up pairing it up though with orange juice with ice blended very good!

Finally I tried the Whipped Cream, which I like ice cream sooooo I made myself a Whipped Cream Vodka milkshake, I paired it up with cookies and cream my favorite ice cream. I never really thought to put the vodka in a milkshake before but the whipped cream one just screamed ice cream and turns out I made a great call.

The Ivanabitch Vodka's come in these 3 flavors and more including there new Tobacco Flavor Vodka! How neat does that sound?!? Each bottle is 750ml and has 35% alcohol in it which its 70 proof!  Ivanabitch Vodka can be found in your local liquor store, you can see what stores carry by visiting here.

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way.

New Ultimate Flavors! From Betty Crocker and Hamburger Helper!

New Hamburger Helper Ultimate 3 Cheese Marinara! When I was younger I never really had hamburger helper up until when I had kids. I was shocked at all I was missing out on! Its sooo good!

Hamper Helper has added a new flavor to the many already on the market, Ultimate 3 Cheese Marinara, its a creamy cheese sauce mixed with the perfect spices.

Betty Crocker Cheddar Mashed Potatoes, if you like mashed potatoes you will like the new Cheddar Mashed Potatoes.  They are the perfect amount of cheddar. My kids ate them all up we served them with broccoli and steak, yum.  Betty Crocker has many other flavors of potatoes to try like Au Gratin, Scallop and more!

I am truly a fan of these products not only are they inexspensive but they feed and fill my family of 7! Start saving today and enjoy these great new flavors and classics from Hamburger Helper and Betty Crocker. You can find them in any Walmart, Publix, and many other stores.

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Win A Keekaroo Height Right Chair!

Welcome to the Keekaroo Height Right High Chair Giveaway

Sponsored by:

Hosted by: Baby Costcutters, Capri's Coupons, Themeparkmama and a fabulous group of bloggers.
About Our Prize:
The Height Right High Chair + Infant Insert +Tray + Tray Cover made by Keekaroo is a very stylish adjustable high chair. This adjustable wood high chair is ideal for children from 6 months to adults up 250 lbs. The wooden tray system is JPMA certified to the highest ASTM standards for children up to 3 years of age. Along with having a BPA-Free plastic tray cover that is dishwasher safe. The cushion is soft to the touch yet firm and crack/puncture resistant! This water resistant seat has a protective layer surface allowing for immediate easy cleaning. Your little one will also learn good posture as the seat is designed to provide stability and proper hip posture to promote proper posture.
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With a height and depth adjustable seat and foot plate, the Height Right wood high chair can be adjusted in 1 inch increments and insures the perfect fit for your child, or adult, for years to come. Your little one will never outgrow this chair! The chair can be converted into a Kids Chair as your child grows! Just order the Comfort Cushions once your child has outgrown the tray to change it over very easily.
One lucky reader will win a Height Right™ High Chair + Infant Insert +Tray + Tray Cover Giveaway {rv $229.95}!
Just use the form below to enter. Good Luck!
Enter R/C here
Disclaimer: Ends Oct. 2, 2013 at 11:59pm est. This event was organized by Branch Pro Promotions, LLC please contact Tina at with questions or to see your business or blog featured on the next big event! The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. We are not associated with any of the companies named above. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received Open to the Continental US only, 18+ only. Confirmed Winner(s) (by will be contacted by email. Winner(s) have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this giveaway. My blog is not responsible for product shipment/delivery. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements. Entrants must only enter with either one email address, IP address and/or Facebook account, anyone found violating these rules will be disqualified. It is at the sole discretion of the admin of the giveaway if the winner has met the rules or not. Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Gazelle One Million Dollar Giveaway

What would you do with $1 million? Pay off your student loans? Buy a new house? Take a sabbatical and travel the world? It’s a question that nearly every person has thought about at some point in their lives – now is the chance to make it happen. Today, Gazelle, the nation’s leading consumer electronics trade-in site, is launching its Become a Gazellionaire™ Sweepstakes where one lucky person will win $1 million. Additionally, to ensure consumers who are planning to upgrade to a new iPhone can get the most value out of their old device, Gazelle is also offering an extended price lock option through tomorrow, September 10. Consumers who lock in their iPhone quote by 11:59 p.m. ET tomorrow will have until October 15 to send it in. Visit Gazelle today, see what your iPhone or other device is worth, and trade it in for a chance to win $1 million!
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The Become a Gazellionaire Sweepstakes starts on 9/9/13 at 12 a.m. (midnight) ET and ends on 12/31/13 at 11:59:59 PM ET. Visit for Official Rules and complete details on how to register, entry instructions, including how to enter without a transaction, odds of winning, etc. Open only to legal residents of the 50 U.S./D.C., 18 years or older. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited or restricted by law. Sponsor: Gazelle, Inc.

Publix Fresh Savings!

Publix has a a full line of Fresh Saving Deals now through the 12th of Sept.

Buy any 2 Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix or Syrup get a $2 off a gallon of (Publix brand) milk.

Buy any 2 Betty Crocker Cake Mix and Icing get a free dozen eggs (Publix brand)

Free 2 liter of Pepsi product with the purchase of a Publix rotisserie chicken.
Save $2 on 2 bags of Tostitos Tortilla Chips (9oz or larger)
Save $1 on a bag of potatos with the purchase of 1 Lipton Recipe Secrets
Save $2 on Publix chicken breast with purchase of 1 Hellmann's Mayonnaise (22oz or larger)
Save $1 on Publix meat when you purchase 1 Old El Paso Dinner Kit
Save $1 on bananas with purchase of Cherrios (8.9oz)
Save $2 on Publix bakery item with purchase of Breyers Product

Look for these saving coupons at the front of the store in a display that says Fresh Savings!

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Good Cook Citrus Keeper Giveaway 5 Winners!

 5 Winners each get 3 of these cute Citrus Keepers from Good Cook!
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Mabel's Labels New Wash Away Labels!

It's canning season and Mabel's Labels has the perfect product for you! Wash Away Labels are dissolvable and perfect for potluck dishes, bottles for daycare, frozen foods, containers of leftovers and of course canning jars! When no longer needed, simply pop in the dishwasher or under running water to rinse off. Organizing your canning jars has never been this easy! Be sure to shop Mabel's Labels today. Happy Canning!

Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate Giveaway!

Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate Giveaway Hosted by Pea of Sweetness

Sponsored by Wondershare

Video Converter 
 More video toolbox than a just a converter, this app lets you effortlessly convert/burn home DVD, even download and edit videos–enjoying video anywhere just got simpler.
  • Convert 30X faster than other converters
  • Convert video to 158 formats
  • Edit video even faster and easier
  • Download and capture web video with a click
  • Burn video to DVD disc, DVD folder, or to ISO files with ease
  • Equipped with the perfect desktop player – Wondershare Player.
Head over to Pea of Sweetness to read the full Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate review.
About the prize: FIVE lucky winners will Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate for PC or MAC! (RV $69.95)

The Wondershare Video Converter is great it works super fast, making your time... well your time.

About the giveaway: This giveaway begins on 9/7 and ends on 9/21 at 11:00pm (times are Central) and is open worldwide ages 18+. Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools. Complete the first entry, and the rest will open up!

  Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may be different than yours. Themeparkmama is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

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Eco-Friendly Diapers from Bambo Nature and Giveaway!

Bambo Nature Giveaway Hosted by Pea of Sweetness

Sponsored by Bambo Nature

Bambo Nature
 Bambo Nature Eco-friendly diapers are different because:
 1. Bambo Nature has more credentials, verifications, certifications, and eco-labels than any other brand. (Nordic Swan, FSC, Dermatologically Tested, Asthma & Allergy Association) These certifications mean that they are what they say they are. It guarantees that they substantiate our eco-claims with proof.
 2. They are the only company that is certified 100% free of dangerous chemicals and all known allergens.
 3. Bambo Nature is specifically and technologically designed to prevent or significantly reduce the chance of rash. 4. Bambo Nature absorbs!!!! rated Bambo Nature #1 in the U.S. They were the best Green Diaper and the best Overall Diaper.

I have personally tried these myself on my daughter and love them, you will notice a difference.

Emilee at Pea of Sweetness put them to the test with her preschooler. Read her full Bambo Nature eco-friendly diapers review to see what they thought.

About the prize: One lucky Grand Prize winner will receive a case of Bambo Nature Diapers in any size, and one lucky runner-up will receive 1/2 case of Bambo Nature Diapers in any size.
About the giveaway: This giveaway begins on 9/2 and ends on 9/19 at 11:00pm (times are Central) and is open to US residents ages 18+. Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools. Perform the actions in the first two entries and others will open up!
  Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may be different than yours. Themeparkmama is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Custom Genie Bra Review and Giveaway

I have already had a chance to try out the Cami Shaper and the Melana Genie Bra, now they have introduced a all new Custom Genie Bra!

What makes the Custom Genie Bra great is that it has all the comfort of the Genie Bra but it can be worn many ways! You can make it strapless so it's now a must have for sleeveless shirts, or for gowns, or whatever you want to wear a strapless with. Going to the beach and you want to get a tan.. wear a Custom Genie for a no tan line look.

So I keep saying its custom so what else can it do besides be a strapless, you can add the straps provide or glam it up with your own straps, making for a comfy top which has a low neck line so you can be modest but with a little flirt on the side. The sides and back of the Custom Genie Bra are all big for maximum support. You can experiment with 30 different ways to place your straps!

I tried out my black one, which I was happy that I didn't feel like I had to fix myself, most strapless give kinda like pants at the beginning of the day we can't get in but by the end of the day a belt would be nice. The Custom Genie Bra helps keep you in place, with its sticky like band inside the bra. Like the other Genie's you can remove the padding as well.

The Custom Genie Bra is currently available online only at and not in stores.

See my other post on the Cami Shaper and Milana Bra here!

Win one set of Custom Genie Bras, contest will end 9/20/13. Open to U.S. residents only.

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Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way.

Lovely Candy A Healthier Option and Giveaway!


I live on candy. Not chocolate, but candy! So it was great to find something I love but only its a healthier option and taste great. Its really hard to find a good for you candy that is both healthier but taste great! Lovely Candy Co. Candies is one of those that is a better option to the everyday candy.

Check out the ingredients!

INGREDIENTS: Brown Rice Syrup, Sweetened Condensed Whole Milk (Milk, Sugar), Butter, Dried Cane Syrup, Molasses, Vanilla and Sunflower Lecithin.

Thats a total of only 7 ingredients! All natural, gluten free, GMO free.  It was nice knowing that the candy I was sharing was safe for my kids. I was happy they also enjoyed  them. It was a candy I didn't feel bad letting my kids have more then a piece.

 I really enjoyed the Fruit Chews. They come in 3 flavors and are individually wrapped. You can see the fruit in each piece! I figured the fruit chews were a good idea to get a serving of fruit or at least help be on the right track.

The Fruit Chews are also available in SuperFruit flavors like Blueberry, Cranberry and Raspberry! 

My kids were going through the bag fast so I took what was left so I could enjoy them to myself at work. I shared with co-workers and they all agreed it was a good treat.

Lovely Candy Co. Candy can be purchased at select natural food stores and Hallmark locations! Check out where to buy them here.

You can follow Lovely Candy Co on Facebook to keep up to date with them.

Giveaway! One reader is going to win 2 bags of Lovely Candy you pick which! Enter by using the Rafflecopter form below. Contest open to U.S. residents only. Contest ends 9/19/13

a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way.

Van's Natural Foods Gluten Free

My husband and kids are huge snackers, but what they snack on might not always be the best choice. I was happy to get a chance to try out Van's Natural Foods. A healthy gluten free product.

Say Cheese crispy whole grain baked crackers have 5 snack packs box, a great tasting self portioned pack. I love the snack packs I bring them to parks or shopping trips they are small enough to fit in a purse. Say Cheese snack packs fill you and keep you satisfied until your meal time.

The Perfect 10 crackers is a great tasting multi-grain snack. The Perfect 10 cracker has 16grams of whole grains per serving. They are really good, I brought them to work and enjoyed these on my own.

Fire Roasted Veggies crackers are just as good as they sound. Baked to perfection with hints of veggie throughout the cracker these taste great with hummus, ranch dressing, cheese dip or whatever else you wanna dip into. The Fire Roasted Veggie crackers make for a great party snack as well.

Cinnamon Heaven cereal perfect texture that doesn't get soggy right away when adding milk. My kids ate half the box just as a snack. Since the kids were going through them so fast I had to sneak a few and wow they are really good. I was not expecting to taste anything like I had experienced with other gluten free snacks. Not only does the Cinnamon Heaven taste great it also has 5grams of fiber.

Cranberry Almond Chewy snack bars.........................YUM. I eat a lot of snack bars I find them filling when you need that little extra boost for the day. I do find though when eating snack bars I can rarely finish the whole bar because its so sweet, not the case with the cranberry almond chews. Perfect combination of sweet with tart, and they have 4grams per serving of fiber as well.

Van's Natural Foods a healthy snacking choice.

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way.

Pompeian Oil and Vinegar's A Healthy Option and Giveaway!

Pompeian offers a wide range of healthy, all natural, vinegars and oils including:

  • Pompeian Grapeseed Oil: an all-natural cooking oil rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants with one of the highest smoke points, perfect for prepping your grill to prevent your food from sticking, plus its light flavor won't disrupt food while cooking. 
  • Pompeian OlivExtra Mediterranean Blend: a healthy combo of canola, extra virgin and grapeseed oil, representing key components of the Mediterranean diet, this blend is perfect for everything from salads to grilling marinades.
  • Pompeian Olive Oils: ranging from the rich and robust taste of EVOO to extra light tasting offering a variety of flavors to enhance any grilling dish, salad or marinade. Pompeian olive oils are also the first to receive the North American Olive Oil Association seal and Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the first olive oil to attain the USDA Quality Monitored seal.
  • Pompeian Vinegars: including America's best selling red wine vinegar, plus an extensive selection of wine and balsamic vinegars perfectly suited for vinaigrettes, dressings and marinades when paired with its family of oils.
Pompeian has been bringing Mediterranean olive oil to the American table for over 100 years. Today, our varieties – Extra Virgin, Classic Pure, Extra Light Tasting, and Organic Extra Virgin – also now includes
OlivExtra® Original, our innovative blend of Extra Virgin olive oil and canola oil as well as OlivExtra® Plus with added Omega-3 DHA.

I am not the cook in the family I am fortunate enough to have a husband who likes to cook so I am rarely in the kitchen, but the other day I wanted to make sure the kids were fed before leaving so I used Pompeian, Olive oil. I used the oil to "butter" the pan before cooking eggs, it worked great! and its a healthier option to butter. I was shocked at how well it worked I only had to use a little, everyone who knows me knows I have next to no patience so it was even better that on high I didn't have any clean up of stuck egg. I will be using the oil more often now knowing how great it works.

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Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way.  

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Lock in YOUR Price with Gazelle

As the launch date for a new iPhone gets closer, the value of old iPhones tends to depreciate rather quickly. To help consumers get the best value, Gazelle, the nation’s leading consumer electronics trade-in site, announced the extension of its industry-leading 30-day price lock guarantee to up to 50 days for orders placed before September 10th. With this extended price lock, consumers can get today’s trade-in price for their old or unwanted iPhone, and hold onto their device until after the new iPhone is in hand. Consumers who lock in an offer between today andSeptember 10th will have until October 15th to send their old iPhones to Gazelle. Current pricing for the iPhone 5 ranges between $125 for a broken phone and to $350 for a phone in flawless condition. Visit Gazelle today, and see what your iPhone is worth!

Custom Kids ATV19s from Reebok!

Now available for customization through YourReebok from is the popular back to school shoe, the kids ATV19! Have your kids design their own pair of ATV19s to start the school year off in style. With splatter print designs, and colors to choose from like candy pink, trust blue, sonic green and excellent red, your kids will have the coolest kicks in homeroom. Not only do the custom ATV19s look great, but this all-terrain running shoe features 19 large ATV lugs to help provide traction wherever kids roam. Customize your ATV19s from base to sole, and everything in between -- you can even add text for personalization! Let your kids stand out in their custom ATV19s and make a lasting impression this back to school season! Order your pair of custom ATV19s today!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Yummmm Mocha Cookies & Cream at Chick-fil-A with Giveaway!

I am a huge fan of the Mocha Cookies and Cream, I already love cookies and cream, plus that chocolate coffee flavor so it was awesome to try them in such a great blend. It was truly a refreshing cool treat before my work day. Chick-Fil-A Milkshakes, are lower in calories and fat than other milkshakes, making them a guilt free treat.  

The Mocha Cookies & Cream milkshake features Chick-fil-A's home-style Icedream®, OREO® cookie crumbles, coffee, Hershey's® chocolate syrup and is topped with light whipped cream and a maraschino cherry. The shake is available in 14 oz. or 20 oz. cups and prices start at $2.65 and $3.09, respectively. The shake will be available through mid-October (or while supplies last).

Since launching in 2006, Chick-fil-A handspun milkshakes have proven to be one of the most popular items on the quick-service restaurant chain's menu. Chick-fil-A has strived to sustain shake sales by adding seasonal, limited-time flavors to generate further awareness of its milkshake line. For the past few years, Chick-fil-A has offered Peach and Banana Pudding flavors in the Spring or Summer months and a Peppermint Chocolate Chip milkshake during the holiday season. The Mocha Cookies & Cream milkshake is the chain's first new limited-time flavor since 2011.

The Mocha Cookies & Cream milkshake is a perfect dessert for customers on-the-go or those wanting an afternoon treat. "The new Mocha Cookies & Cream milkshake offers coffee and chocolate lovers alike a delicious and 'craveable' summer treat," said David Farmer, Chick-fil-A's vice president of product strategy and development. "We hope this new flavor will become a seasonal favorite among our customers and perhaps as popular as our Peach and Peppermint Chocolate Chip milkshakes customers have demanded over the past few years."

Customers who re"treat" to Chick-fil-A during the month of August to try the new Mocha Cookies & Cream milkshake are encouraged to share their photos and experiences via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, using the hashtag #MochaRetreat.

4 readers are going to win 2 free milkshakes at Chick-Fil-A! 

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Save a Extra 15% on Layla Grace!

Layla Grayce has an amazing sale right now! Save an additional 15% off already reduced sale items with code EXTRA15. Don't miss your chance to shop furniture, home decor, fashion, baby and more with prices as low as $5! Find the items you'll love at prices you adore. Happy Shopping!

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned in this post to help facilitate my review. All opinions are mine and I was not influenced in any way.