Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Two Exciting Events for Expectant Parents Hosted by Babies “R” Us and What to Expect Tomorrow and Sat!

This week, Babies “R” Us and What to Expect are hosting two exciting events for expectant parents.

 

On Saturday, May 3 from 10 am – 12 pm, expectant parents can visit their local Babies “R” Us store to meet other new and expectant parents, check out What to Expect “Moms Love-It” Award winning products and have the chance to win great raffle prizes!

 

Any expectant parents unable to make an in-store event are encouraged to join the conversation on Twitter! On Thursday, May 1 from 2 pm – 3 pm EST, Heidi Murkoff (@HeidiMurkoff), What To Expect (@WhatToExpect) and Babies“R”Us (@BabiesRUs) will be answering new moms’ frequently asked questions about pregnancy, registering and preparing for baby. Participants will also have the chance to win exciting prizes!

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 Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

VO5's New Salon Series! Giveaway Ends May 16th!



Dry damaged hair? Look no further than VO5's new Salon Series!  I have the worst hair ever no matter what I do its always flat and broken. I figured whooo another Shampoo that's gonna do nothing............I was wrong. 

Right away I could see results in my hair and since my hair looked great I felt great : ) I started with the new Alberto VO5's Hot Oil which makes your hair feel soft and it looks healthy and silky who doesn't want that? 


While taking a shower which I ALWAYS wash with both shampoo and conditioner, I could feel the knots untangling and to top it off the new series from VO5 smells great! The product itself doe not have a scent on the bottle but it smells of a light jasmine and a very subtle lemon. I would spend a few minutes after each shower smelling my hair lol. 


Okay so again if you have read anything from my blog you know I live in Florida! Which means 3 H's Hot Humid and HOT!! Yup so you can only begin to think of what our hair goes through living here. So how great is it to have a Leave-in Conditioner which protects from heat and helps strengthen so less split ends. This is any heat of course like if you blow dry it helps protect against this as well.

Check out these great new products from VO5 its in the red bottle which you can find in your local retail stores! Learn more about VO5 by clicking here

Win these 4 VO5 products! Contest open to U.S. residents only. One winner will be picked to win 4 full size VO5 products. Contest will end May 15, 2014

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 Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Keep cool this Summer with Jamba Juice! Ends May 17th! #Giveaway!


I am trying to lose weight and eat better so I was turned on to Jamba Juice which we in Central Florida can find it in Hess gas stations. I love Jamba Juice because its nice and thick like a slushy but healthy and not sweet.



But I could only find it at Hess or drive miles to the nearest Jamba Juice store until now! Jamba Juice has took some of the great flavors we all love and enjoy and placed it in our local grocery stores. You can now purchase a bag found in the frozen drink and fruit section of the freezer aisle. I tried the 3 of the 4 flavors which were in stock at my local Publix. I got the Mango a go go which is a mango, and more mango. I tried the Fruit and Veggie Smoothie which is Green Fusion which I must admit I was a little scared to try it and wow it was good. I also got the Razzmatazz. I love these drinks they were so easy to make all I had to do was add juice and drink.

What is great about Jamba Juice being in my local freezer is that I can now have it whenever however I want! I also like Jamba Juice because my kids enjoy it and I like knowing they are drinking a healthier option of drink. Jamba Juice also is a great source of fruits.

Kids can enjoy Jamba Juice and its fun activitys by clicking here.

You can find out more about Jamba Juice by clicking here or follow their social media on sites like Facebook and Twitter.

Enter to win 4 coupons for free Jamba Juice expire Dec 2015! Contest ends May 17, 2014. Enter rafflecopter to win.


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 Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

The 'Ove' Glove a Kitchen Must


With 5 kids the idea of the 'Ove' Glove is great. There is always so much going on so I just grab things without thinking I am in shock I don't have any scares yet but I have wasted a lot of food until now. Thanks to the Ove Glove I have it on the whole time from start to finish so if I am in my oh my goodness stage of please stop I don't end up hurting myself. The Ove Glove is a great must have for all kitchens since it is light weight and best of all can be washed! I know with oven mitts I feel like my hand is always dirty and they make my hand sweat not with the Ove Glove! 

The 'Ove' Glove provides 100% coverage of your whole hand. 

  • Piping hot pans and sizzling skillets can create danger in the kitchen, but now you can protect yourself from painful burns while creating a culinary master piece, with the OVE Glove
  • The tough exterior of the gloves forms a thermal isolation barrier slowing the temperature increase in the interior layer of double-knit cotton
  • Five fingered flexible grip that can be used on you left or right hand
  • The inner layer is made of soft double-knit cotton and is machine washable
  • The Ove Glove also protects fingers from getting grilled during the BBQ season
I love that it's also good for cooking. Last week I was making chicken for dinner, and the oil splattered all over my hand when I went to put it into the frying pan. If I had used the 'Ove' Glove, that would have never happened!
You can purchase the 'Ove' Glove here for just $6.99!

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 Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

Kiss My Face Kids Sun Care Collection


With the new Kiss My Face Kids Sun Care Collection, kids can protect their skin all summer long with formulas that effectively block harmful UV rays with the use of Antioxidant Defenders™ that are free of parabens, oxybenzone and artificial fragrances. Whether mastering the biggest cannonball or setting up shops for the best lemonade stand, summer’s possibilities are endless thanks to Kiss My Face.



So here in Florida we have only one season and its Summer already we are seeing temps of 95! So that being said we all throw on some swim gear and head to the pools, beaches anything to keep cool, along with water being a issue sweat also is a major thing you do. Thanks to Kiss My Face it stays on strong and I know myself and kids are protected against the horrible hot sun of FL.

Check out these great facts about Kiss My Face products:

Kiss My Face Kids Defense™ with Air Powered Spray™ SPF 50
  • Quick and easy application for hard to reach places with any angle Air Powered Spray™
  • Formulated with a unique blend of Antioxidant Defenders™ for advanced protection
  • $16.99 for 6 oz

Kiss My Face Kids Defense™ Mineral SPF 30
  • Natural mineral sunscreen with Antioxidant Defenders™ for extra fun in the sun
  • Gluten free and biodegradable
  • $14.99 for 4 oz 
Cool Sport™ with Any Angle Air Powered Spray™ SPF 50
  • Provides fast drying, any angle  Air Powered Spray™ protection
  • Combines a blend of Antioxidant Defenders™ including chamomile, Vitamins C and E, with aloe and cucumber to instantly hydrate and cool skin
  • $16.99 for 6 oz

You can purchase Kiss My Face Sun Care products at Whole Foods and online at KissMyFace.com

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 Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

Nature Valley a Great Source of Protein!


Okay so I am already a Nature Valley fan my kids are even more than I am. Thanks to my kids school my kids have to eat a healthy snack which is not as easy as it may seem. Its costly to buy healthy snacks at least that was the case until I discovered that the treat my kids liked was welcomed at the school. The treat my kids love are Nature Valley Greek Yogurt Granola Bars.

I like to use the Nature Valley Crunchy Granola in my cereals, along with trail mix. It makes for a great pick me up during the day, and it taste great. Can also use it on salads and ice cream yogurts etc.....



 Nature Valley Breakfast Biscuit is a great new way to start off the day. I must admit sometimes I don't wanna get out of bed so I sleep until I am ready and than get the kids to school. I am now of course in a rush so having this as a healthy wake me up option for both me and kids is great. The Nature Valley Breakfast Biscuits come in other great flavors as well.

Check out all the great products from Nature Valley by clicking here, also look for them at your local retail and grocery 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. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Introducing the Reebok Customizable All-Terrain Super for Men and Women!

  

Calling All Spartan Racers, Tough Mudders and Warrior Dashers! Introducing the Reebok Customizable All-Terrain Super for Men and Women! 

If you're going to demand a race that throws anything at you, you're going to need your equipment to do the same. Now available on YourReebok are the new customizable All-Terrain Super for men and women. Born from the trenches of Spartan Races, the Reebok All-Terrain Super is engineered with more cushioning and stability for longer distance races. They feature strategically placed mesh drainage ports to allow water to drain quickly and easily, lugs that provide 360 degree traction for leverage on slippery surfaces, mid-foot teeth for traction on ropes and walls and an underfoot rock guard that helps protect against hard/sharp objects. Not only versatile in performance, the All-Terrain Super is also customizable, allowing you to make the look your own, much like the race. The Reebok All-Terrain Super for men and women is built to take you through Hell and back. The question is now... are you? 

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SeaWorld Orlando is hosting a Hiring Event May 1st!


SeaWorld Orlando® to Hold Hiring Event May 1

Are you looking for a “splashy” job where you can meet amazing people and work in an incredible environment?

SeaWorld Orlando®, Discovery Cove® and Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark™, are hiring for approximately 300 jobs which can last through the summer season.  All three Orlando parks are looking to fill a variety of positions, including lifeguards, park quality hosts, food service attendants, park operations hosts, games/vending hosts, prep cooks and more. The pay range for these positions is $8.30-$10 per hour; applicants must be at least 18 years of age.  Employees are eligible for a number of benefits, such as free entry to SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark, park tickets for friends and family, and access to numerous team member events.

Those interested in applying must first apply online at seaworldjobs.com and then attend a special hiring event on Thursday, May 1, between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. at SeaWorld Orlando’s Ports of Call facility (enter through SeaWorld's main tolls entrance, then park in front of Ports of Call.)

Are you looking for a work-at-home opportunity? Check this out!


Are you looking for a work-at-home opportunity? Have you heard of Stella & Dot? They have fabulous accessories for you to share by having trunk shows – online or in-home! You have the potential of earning extra spending money or a six figure income, it’s up to you! And to make this deal even better, now through the end of April, when you sign up to be a Stella & Dot Stylist, you will get an additional $100 ($450 total) in free accessories! All you have to do is sell, they take care of everything else. Click here to sign up and find out all the details - www.stelladot.com/stylist.

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PRIVATE SALE ALERT: 50% Off Reebok CrossFit Gear This Weekend Only!

  

PRIVATE SALE ALERT: 50% Off Reebok CrossFit Gear 
Just this weekend (4/25 - 4/27), and just for you, Reebok is hosting an exclusive CrossFit sale where you can get 50% off on select CrossFit items throughout the weekend. Use the code: CF50 at checkout to get your discount. Happy shopping! 

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. 

Mother's Day is just around the corner! Save on Diamond Candles! Deals End Sunday!

 
 
Mother's Day is just around the corner!
 
Still need a gift for your mom? Show her you care and get her the perfect present. Check out our Ring Candle™ Collection and some of our great new fragrances such asLilac Blossom and Mountain Air.
 
Take advantage of these great deals and fragrances while they last! Mother's Day Sale Ends Sunday.
 
All Weekend We Will Be Offering:Spend $75+, Get $15 Off - Use Code: MOTHER15
Spend $100+, Get $25 Off - Use Code: MOTHER25
Spend $150+, Get $40 Off - Use Code: MOTHER40
Spend $200+, Get $50 Off - Use Code: MOTHER50

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Viva La Musica Is Back at SeaWorld! April 26th - May 17th!

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VIVA LA MÚSICA SIZZLES AT SEAWORLD ORLANDO

Sat., April 26 Kicks off this Fiery Festival


Celebrate the food, fun, sights and sounds of Latin culture at this annual festival, featuring live concerts by internationally renowned Latin musical artists, included with park admission.

Enjoy savory Latin cuisine prepared by SeaWorld Orlando’s Executive Chef, Héctor Colón. With more than 20 years experience – and a lifetime enjoying countless Caribbean and Latin dishes – Chef Colόn has added his touch to the traditional Latin favorites such as empanadas, arroz con pollo, carne frita and bacalaítos.

As with all SeaWorld special events, performances are included with admission, Fun Card or annual pass. Viva la Música festival activities begin at 12 p.m. each Saturday, with concerts starting at 3 p.m. at Bayside Stadium:  

·         Saturday, April 26 – Chino y Nacho (reggaeton)
Chino & Nacho is a Venezuelan pop duo, consisting of Jesús Alberto Miranda Perez (Chino) and Miguel Ignacio Mendoza (Nacho). In 2010, the group won a Latin Grammy for Best Urban Album for “Mi Niña Bonita.”  Formerly, the two men were part of the Venezuelan group, Calle Ciega.

·         Saturday, May 3 –  La India (salsa)
India, also known as the new “Queen of Latin Soul,” made her debut in the music business in the ’80s, with the popular dance group TKA, one of the first Latin free style groups to take over the streets of New York. She is a multi- Grammy Nominee, and has collaborated with renowned vocalists such as Oscar De León, Gloria Estefan and Michael Stuart.

·         Saturday, May 10 – Victor Manuelle (salsa)
Originally from Puerto Rico, Victor Manuelle is an international star who has sold out concerts at Madison Square Garden and Carnegie Hall.  “Si Tú Me Besas” reached number one on Billboard’s “Hot Latin Songs” chart.

·         Saturday, May 17 – Olga Tañón (merengue)
Olga Tañón is a Puerto Rican recording artist whose singing career began when she joined a group called "Las Nenas de Ringo y Jossie" (Ringo and Jossie's Girls) in the ‘80s. A short time later a very popular group in Puerto Rico called "Chantelle" noticed her mezzo soprano voice and recruited her. Over the course of her career, she has earned two Grammy Awards, three Latin Grammy Awards, and 29 Premio Lo Nuestro Awards.

The amazing shows are general seating; however, reserved seating for your favorite concerts is available with the following packages:

  • Front Row VIP seating –Front Row seats can be purchased starting at $39.
  • Viva la Música VIP Package -- Starting at $29, this special package includes a meal (entrée and any one item from a selection of side salads, side dishes or desserts, plus a regular-sized non-alcoholic beverage) at any Viva la Música food sampling area or SeaWorld cafeteria-style restaurant, plus reserved seating -- Center Stage!
  • VIP seating – Want to make sure you get a good seat to your favorite show?  Purchase this package to buy your reserved seats for $19.  

All packages are available at SeaWorldOrlando.com.

The best way to experience Viva la Música is with a 2014 Annual Pass, starting at only $13 per month with EZpay, for Florida residents. Plus, with an Annual Pass, you can experience SeaWorld’s 50th Celebration featuring new interactive experiences and shows, even more up-close animal encounters at the all-new SEA Garden and the SeaWorld “Surprise Squad” treating park guests with prizes and special experiences every day.

For more information, visit SeaWorldOrlando.com.  Viva la Música event dates, times and artists are subject to change.

Details: The Annual Pass offer with EZpay is valid for Florida residents only.  Annual Passes include free parking (Save $15 on each visit), no blackout dates, no down payment, unlimited admission for 1-year, discounts on dining and shopping, and more.  For full details, click here.

* SeaWorld® Surprise Squad: No purchase or park visit necessary. Open to park visitors and to legal residents of the 50 United States (D.C.) 18 years and older. Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes ends 9/7/15. For Official Rules, how to enter by mail, prize descriptions and odds disclosure, visit Guest Services or SeaWorld.com/OfficialRules.  Sponsor: SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc., 9205 SouthPark Center Loop, Suite 400 Orlando, FL 32819.

--SeaWorld--

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

47th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest Do you have what it takes???


Almost everyone I know has something Pillsbury in their homes, and each year Pillsbury comes out with a Bake-Off cookbook which has 100 winning recipes using Pillsbury. 


This is Pillsbury's 47th year in creating such a book. I have always seen the book in the store but never really thought to look at it until I had the chance to review it and boy am I missing out! This is from the last years winners. 

I am wanting to try and make a dish a week from the book because of how great some of the recipes are even some things I would never think to touch I am interested in, I look at the pictures and my mouth is drooling : )


I will say when I think of Pillsbury my first thought is bread products which can be both sweet or salty which the Bake Off book is full of desserts, snacks, dinners, breakfast and lunch all really good tasty treats. 
The first recipe that stood out to me was the Pumpkin Ravioli with Salted Caramel Whipped Cream, okay tell me the title alone doesn't make your mouth water??? and it seems not to hard to make. I looked at the recipe and thought how can I make it my own which I am gonna try later with replacing the pumpkin with apple. I love that in the Pillsbury Bake Off book it is very detailed you have the picture, word for word instructions on exactly how to make it along with serving size and total time til your able to dig in.   


My oldest son loves pink and loves raspberries, which I have come to notice there is not much out there that use raspberries most recipes that do its like a glaze or something that just takes forever to perpare. Well Brian was looking through the book and he came across the receipe for Hot Pink Raspberry and Cream Cake. The next day we went and bought the ingrediants for the cake. Brian helped me measure out ingrediants to make the cake and we had a great time baking together, he was really into helping cause it was something he really wanted. The cake came out wonderful not as pretty as the pic in book but it worked : )  We used Reynolds parchment paper to share the yummy goodness with family.
                                           

I really love my Pillsbury Bake Off book it has so many wonderful recipes that I know you will find at least 10 things that you to will wanna go out and bake! Look for the book in your local grocery or retail store.  You can also find great products from Pillsbury by clicking here

Thank you ladies for sharing such great wonderful recipes with the world!  



Do you think you have what it takes? Enter the your recipe for the 47th Pillsbury Bake Off contest here! Winner will receive 1 Million Dollars! That's a lot of baking supplies! Everything you need to know.

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 Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

TMNT Chia Pet Review and Giveaway! Ends May 6th!



 My kids and I are looking forward to the all new TMNT movie coming to theaters this year so now they want all things TMNT. I have always liked the idea of the "Chia Pets". So how neat was it that both me and the kids can get what we want? My sons think it's so fun to watch it grow, and I think its a great way to teach about patience : )

If you're not familiar with Chia Pets. Basically, you get this adorable planter and chia seeds in the box, you soak the planter in water for about an  hour, then soak the seeds in water, and spread the seeds over the planter. Fill the inside of the planter with water..and a few days later you see it start to grow!

Within about 2-3 weeks, the Chia Pet is fully grown.


This video shows a quick demonstration. .



Chia Pets are available in so many styles like
  • Duck Dynasty
  • Hello Kitty
  • Mickey Mouse
  • Spongebob Squarepants
  • Shrek
  • and more!
You can purchase Chia Pets in most major retail stores for about $15.99.

Win a TMNT Chia Pet. Contest open to U.S. residents only, contest will end May 6th 2014.


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 Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Keeping Kids Entertained During the Spring



Fuzzy Wuzzy from Alex Toys is a fun kit for both the girl or boy which is a fun way to learn how to knit. On top of learning how to knit the fabric is well "fuzzy wuzzy" its super soft. The possibilities are endless on what you can make my favorite thing is socks I love fuzzy socks. My son really wanted to try it out because of the fun bright colors, so while he played with it trying to make a scarf for his grandma my daughter who is 4 sat back and watched, trying to mimic what he was doing. I loved that everything was included to create whatever we could come up with. It was a fun project for keeping my kids busy and developing concentration. What really great is even though my son just wanted to try it out he now can knit if ever needed which is a fun skill to have. Each kit includes yarn, needles, and easy to follow instructions all packed in a fun keepsake tin. For ages 7 and up.  You can purchase your Fuzzy Wuzzy Kit here



My First Outer Space science kits are fun ways to learn about well space. The My First Outer Space science kit is from Scientific  Explorer Jr, and made for ages 4 and up. I really enjoyed this one the most with my kids because it was something we all could do including my younger daughters. What is neat about this kit is that you bring the outdoors indoors! Its a small mobile device which you place  in a room and it projects the images of stars onto the walls. You can do this in any room of the house, need a bathroom light how about a galaxy! You can create your own star constellation with special disk and a pencil. Each set comes with a instruction book which has 4 activities to do in it. Along with the fun of the projector, it also comes with a poster of the solar system and planet stickers which you can place on your wall and watch them light up being glow in the dark, it even comes with some fun "out of this world" stickers.  My daughters since young did without the poster and had fun sticking the glow in dark stickers throughout their room for a fun night light show every night! You can purchase the My First Outer Space Kit by clicking here.

Keep up with all the great products coming out from Alex Brands by liking their facebook page 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. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The New Samsung Galaxy S5 is Out! Earn an extra $10 for your old phone from Gazelle!

The New Samsung Galaxy S5 is Out! Earn an extra $10 for your old phone from Gazelle!
Last Friday, Samsung released the Galaxy S5. It is rumored to be a fan favorite with a faster camera, amazing screen, better battery (not to mention the cool heart rate monitor and finger print scanner) and a clear contender for your pocket in 2014. That said, now that you are looking for a new phone, what are you doing with your old one?
Gazelle offers a fast and easy way for consumers to get cash for their used electronics. More than 600,000 consumers have used Gazelle to sell nearly one million gadgets. And, from now until 4/30 you can earn $10 extra in cash for trading in devices valued at $50 or more. 

Gazelle offers trade ins for everything from smartphones to laptops to tablets.... the list goes on. So go free up some space in your pocket while filling up space in your wallet at Gazelle


***This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

2 Great deals from Tea! Runs 4/12-4-15


Free 2 Day Shipping on All Special Occasion Wear for Boys and Girls at Tea Collection

Still shopping around for the absolutely adorable yet kid-approved comfortable Easter outfit for your little ones? Great news! Tea Collectionnot only has some of the sweetest outfits you'll ever see on an egg hunter, but they also are offering free 2 day shipping on all of their special occasion wear for boys and girls! Just use the promotion code SENDITSPECIAL at checkout. But you'd better hurry—much like the Easter Bunny, this sale doesn't stick around long and ends on 4/15. 

Win the Grand Prize ($3,000 value) in Tea Collection's Hello Little Citizen Baby Sweepstakes

The Tea Collection Hello LIttle Citizen Baby Sweepstakes is a chance for you to win their grand prize ($3,000 value) filled with incredible products and gift certificates from the best names in baby gear: Tea Collection, Petunia Pickle Bottom, Plum Organics, 4Moms and more! Its as easy as filling out their entry form, but you'd better hurry because the contest ends on 4/20. 




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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Ooka Island Giveaway Ends 4/24!

Ooka Island Giveaway Hosted by Pea of Sweetness

Sponsored by Ooka Island

Co-Hosted by Deals of Sweetness

Ooka Island Giveaway 

 Ooka Island is a fun Pre-K (starting as young as age 3) to 2nd Grade learn-to-read program for PC and Mac. It features a Home Edition, School Edition, and Homeschool Edition. It is a fun way for kids to learn phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. Their goal is to teach children to learn to read fluently and well through online instruction that is fun and interesting. Emilee from Pea of Sweetness had a chance to review Ooka Island last summer and was so impressed with how much her kids enjoyed it and how well they were doing with it. She was excited for the chance to review it again and was so excited at the progress their preschooler has been making in particular! Check out their latest Ooka Island Review! Do you have young children in mind that you know would love to learn on Ooka Island? One winner will receive a 6-month subscription to Ooka Island (ARV $59.70). This giveaway begins on 4/10 at 7pm and ends on 4/24 at 11:00pm (times are Central) and is open worldwide ages 18+. Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools.
  Disclosure: Emilee from Pea of Sweetness and Deals of Sweetness received free product in exchange for an honest review. Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Check out the newest product at Target from Fiber One! Hurry its for a limited time!


I already have talked about a few things from Fiber One like their cereal and more, but now for a limited time only at Target you can try Fiber One 90 Calorie Soft Baked Bars!

Let's face it most things fiber are just plain nasty, but thanks to Fiber One you can get your fiber without the horrible taste. The Soft Baked Bars are like a combination of cookie mixed with a granola bar. Its a really great treat for in between meals, it has 20% of the daily recommended fiber.

My kids school is very annoying about snacks brought to school, they have to be healthy and well I am sorry but "healthy" snacks cost money and my kids don't care for much of the healthy foods especially when its a snack! Thanks to Fiber One I am aloud to pack this as a snack and my kids really enjoy the taste. The new Fiber One 90 Calorie Soft Baked Bars in Caramel Sea Salt were a great surprise for my kids, they came home wanting more.



I like to carry snacks on me when I am out because I like to go go go and I often forget to stop and get something to eat, I like how the new Fiber One 90 Calorie Soft Baked Bars are compact so they fit nicely in my purse and worst case pocket.

Go get yourself a box before its to late, you can find the Caramel Sea Salt only at Target. Check for your local Target here, and see all the great products Fiber One carries 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. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Balance Bars and J.R. Watkins Cleaners To Start off your Spring Clean


So Spring is here and that means what??? Well for most of us the term Spring Cleaning comes up. So why not start the cleaning off with a stash of Balance Bars to keep you going along with using J.R. Watkins cleaners.



The Balance Bar Dark comes in 3 flavors all which are great!

Dark Chocolate Peanut:
Dark Chocolate in and out crispy chocolate granola with a fudge like topping and peanuts throughout and on top, finished with a chocolate drizzle.

Dark Chocolate Coconut:
These is my favorite of the 3 which it has a dark chocolate bottom with chocolate cover granola brownie almost texture topped with baked coconut its extremely good.

Dark Chocolate Crunch:
This is a crispy total chocolate covered bar pure chocolate throughout with covered rice crispy.

Each bar will fill you and boost your energy level to help you get through the day ahead. Each Balance Bar is Gluten Free and contains 13 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber and 180 calories.


The Balance Bar Dark is not the only great thing from Balance Bar they have many varieties of Balance Bars something to please everyone there are 19 bars to choose from including the ones I talked about.
Find your perfect cleaning partner by clicking here.

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J.R. Watkins Cleaners

J.R. Watkins Cleaners come in all types, I received a bottle of All Purpose Cleaner and Hand Soap, both must haves while doing a Spring Clean.


The J.R. Watkins All Purpose Cleaner works well on everything since its "all purpose" I use this baby in the kitchen where most germs are probably at since raw meat being cooked and more. After every meal I do the dishes and then clean up the kitchen which I spray the All Purpose cleaner on all my counter tops and table leaving a clean service for the next day. The J.R. Watkins All Purpose Cleaner has a great smell its so simple of a light lemon smell. I love that it has such a simple smell I always shy from major cleaning because you need to open up the house so all the chemicals are aired out but with the J.R. Watkins All Purpose Cleaner there is no need to open anything just sit back and smile at a job well done. I also love that the cap is on so you don't have to worry about grabbing it and the cap falling off which has happened to me that while I was grabbing I was also loosening and next thing I know half my bottle is all over the floor and myself, not with J.D. Watkins its tight and in place.


J.D. Watkins motto is  Free Yourself.................... which you really are freeing yourself, none of J.D. Watkins products have ammonia, bleach or dye, in fact they are non-toxic! I know because of having such a big family I am always watching what my kids are in and around and when I use other cleaners I keep my kids away for about a hour to make sure things are dry but knowing that the products are non toxic my kids can move about freely. The scent which I reviewed is White Tea and Bamboo.


The J.R. Watkins Hand Soap is amazing, not only does it smell good, it lathers really nice.  I know with other hand soaps it just rubs around it doesn't really bubble, after I think I have washed it all off I discover more left on my hands with the J.R. Watkins Hand Soap you get it washed off the first time and your hands feel great afterword.

I would highly recommend J.R. Watkins products you can see their whole line by clicking here. J,D. Watkins has been around since 1868 and has many outstanding products to show for it, along with prices you can afford!

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Spring Cleaning tips from Registered Dietician Sharon Richter:


·         Step 1: Empty everything from your food pantry. It’s okay to start with a mess and you’ll be surprised what’s hiding in there!
·         Step 2: Throw away anything that has expired, has been open for more than a couple weeks or you know you’re just not going to use.
·         Step 3: Check the labels. Here are a couple ingredients you simply shouldn't have in any foods: Hydrogenated oil, High Fructose Corn Syrup and Monosodium Glutamate (MSG). These three ingredients have no nutritional value and may lead to illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and hypertension. They’re commonly found in baked beans, soda, flavored noodles, soup, salad dressings, desserts and other packaged foods.
·         Step 3: Now that you have tossed out all of the expired and unhealthy foods lurking in your pantry, it’s time to categorize everything. I break my pantry down into: Breakfast (cereals and oatmeal), Soups, Canned Protein such as tuna, salmon and beans, Dressings and Marinades, Spices, Oils and Vinegars, Raw Nuts and Seeds and Whole Grains including quinoa, faro and spelt flour. Now that you see what ingredients you have, make a list of those that you don’t often use and try to incorporate them into new recipes.
·         Step 5: Make sure you have plenty of portion controlled snacks readily available and at the front of the pantry. You tend to eat more of what is eye-level or easily accessible. I always stock up on Balance Dark Bars for a quick and healthy snack on the go. I also recommend Justin’s squeeze packs of nut butter or unsweetened apple sauce single serving containers.

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 Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.

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Chick-fil-a New Menu! Giveaway Ends May 1st!


Chick-fil-a has brought the basic grilled chicken to a whole new level of YUM! My kids and I had a chance to review the some of the new products from Chick-fil-a.


Lets start with the new grilled chicken nuggets yes GRILLED! So to start off its a much better health option to the normal fried. They are thicker tastier, and just plan Awesome! Did you know Chick-fil-a has a 6 sauces to choose from??? My personal favorite is the Polynesian sauce which is a sweet sauce but Cindy a  host at Chick-fil-a told me to try taking the Chick-fil-a sauce which is like a mustard/mayo combo (okay so I don't care for mayo but I am always willing to try something once) and dip your nugget into it and then dip it into the Polynesian sauce...............I tried it...................wow it was soooo good the perfect combo of tart and sweet.



The all new Grilled Chicken has been marinated to hold a wonderful season of lemon, garlic, sea salt and savory herbs to take your taste buds to a whole new level.

The Chick-fil-a Club is now on a wheat bun with Colby-Jack cheese ,lettuce, tomato, Applewood smoked bacon and of course a new grilled chicken breast. Another item off the menu that is so tasty. I had brought one home and my son asked me what I was eating I told him he asked if he could have some so I cut it in half and he ate the whole thing. How great is it to know I have a "fast food" place that I can actually get something worth while for my child to eat. I like not having to feel bad that I am giving them fast food when its really more health food.



They also have a Chick-fil-a Grilled Chicken Salad which looked good but I was to full to try. Did you know that almost everything in Chick-fil-a is hand done right there at the restaurant?  Chick-fil-a has fresh produce sent to their stores daily, and go through Sunkist lemons like candy making there lemonade right in the restaurant. I was shocked at how much name brand items they used to make their food products like Sunkist, Oreo, Hershey's, and more much of which I would find in my own home.

The grill on which Chick-fil-a makes their all new Grilled Chicken sandwiches took over 11 years to design, its like what you would find in your backyard only shaped like a fryer. At Chick-fil-a they bread their own chicken, bake there own cookies, the only thing they don't do is make the waffle fries.

I have worked at both a fast food place and a seat down restaurant and Chick-fil-a is a restaurant packed into a fast food service. You will always receive great tasting products along with a friendly professional staff



My review was hosted by the 2885 Orange Ave, Orlando, FL Chick-fil-a which was insanely busy when I had arrived and yet I would never had known how many people were coming and going because the staff was on top of their game helping and serving everyone and no one was in a bad mood or complaining it was a very over the top pleasant experience which I plain to return to this Chick-fil-a every time I am in the area for the great service! Thank you!

5 Winners will receive 2 Chick-fil-a gift cards which for the months of May, June and July you will receive a product, for the month of May you get a grilled chicken sandwich for June a grilled chicken club and for July a choice of either grilled chicken sandwich. Contest open to U.S. residents only. Contest will end May 1st!



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 Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.