Sunday, September 17, 2017

Pistachio + Cranberry Chewy Bites, Yes, Please!


Well if you haven't figured it out already we just went through Hurricane Irma, and well when you go through such a thing, you need to stock up on water and lots of non-perishables. Of course you get a few snacks which will last a little while also which I always look for peanut stuff because it has protein. 


One of the items I was able to enjoy during the storm was the Pistachio + Cranberry Chewy Bites by Setton Farms. I already love Setton Farms pistachios but adding in cranberry yum! My family and I really enjoy trail mixes and this was a great treat for us. The Pistachio + Cranberry Chewy Bites are just that, individually wrapped snack bars and each is the perfect size that your good on one or two for a few hours. It is the perfect combo of sweet and tanging? not sure how to describe a pistachio, but it is a great combo. So good you could even pass them out for Halloween, and give a healthy yummy treat. 


The Setton Farms Pistachio + Cranberry Chewy Bites are great in so many ways, they taste great, they can be carried in kids lunches, purses, pockets, backpacks anything! They are the perfect on the go, or staying at home snack. A healthier option to others. You can see all of Setton Farms products by visiting http://www.settonfarms.com/

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Rise-N-Shine with Wake Up On Time!


My husband has to get up at 4am to be to work at 5:30am every morning, he sets his alarm on his phone and still sometimes misses the alarm because he is so out of it. He also has tried a old school alarm which worked until dogs/kids knocked it off one to many times. He also has done 4 alarms in a row, one at 3am, 3:30am, 4am and finally 4:30am and still that will not always work. 



I was contacted by Rise-N-Shine to try Wake Up On Time, I couldn't pass this up because it sounded like something that would work for my husband. How it works is you take Wake Up On Time before you go to bed, strange right. Well it Wake Up On Time is made so it is time released, when it is time to wake up, vitamins like B-6 and B-12 are released to help you get more energy. 

My husband is a stubborn person, who wants all kinds of facts before trying anything new, but I forced him to try it and both him and I are in much better moods now that he is on it. The Wake Up On Time has worked wonders and has improved his mood because he is getting more real sleep and waking up in a better mood, which is why it benefits me because I do not have to walk on eggshells around everything when he is up.  If you have a hard time waking up ready for the day I would truly recommend you trying this great product from Rise-N-Shine. 

Rise-N-Shine's patented Wake Up On Time is the first product of its kind, taken BEFORE bed, but doesn't start working until it's time to wake up! Wake Up On Time will never prevent you from falling asleep - thanks to the magic of time release. Wake Up On Time contains the highest quality ingredients, including Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Guarana Seed Extract (100 mg caffeine), L-Tyrosine, Eleuthero Root extract and more! Wake Up On Time is designed to help you wake up in the morning feeling great and full of energy. You can purchase by visiting https://www.wakeupontime.com

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BasicBites a great way to get through the day and help your teeth


Being a mother of 5 I am always on the go, so I often let things slide, sadly one of those things is oral health. I normally find myself snacking at fast food places, or eating a candy bar to keep myself full while on the go. The BasicBites area a great way to give me a little boost along with being a major kick in oral care. 

BasicBites take advantage of your mouth’s natural protective processes to neutralize harmful sugar acids and enrich and fortify tooth enamel. This revolutionary technology was developed by renowned research scientists at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine.

Eating two BasicBites a day is good for: 
 Adults, teens and children*
 Those with dry mouth 
 Anyone interested in extra oral care support



BasicBites are delicious, sugar free, chocolate soft chews that can help maintain healthy teeth and support the acid-base (pH) level on tooth surfaces that are already in the normal range. BasicBites contain the patented AlkaGen Technology. This breakthrough technology was developed at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine. BasicBites coat the teeth with a unique blend of vital and natural nutrients. These nutrients were discovered to be present in healthy saliva and mimic saliva's supportive, natural benefits.

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G.H. Cretors Popped Corn Making a Great School Snack

My kids started school August 10th and it seriously came out of nowhere, I was not ready at all. The kids kept complaining because I didn't have any snacks for them and at the school they make things a little more complicated because it has to be a healthy snack. 


With the whole healthy snack thing I started to think out of the box, which one item I thought of is popcorn. G.H. Cretors Popped Corn rises above the competition in its commitment to quality ingredients and artisanal craftsmanship, which is why its popped corn is nothing short of incredible. Obsessively delicious flavors include: - The Mix - Just the Cheese Corn - Organic White Cheddar - Organic Salted Butter Kettle Corn - Organic Salted Butter - Organic Dill Pickle.


Popcorn on its own is already a healthy option because it is just air. But wouldn't adding things to it make it less healthy? No because G.H. Cretors Popped Corn uses only nature ingredients making for the perfect tasty treat. My personal favorite is what G.H. Cretors Popped Corn calls The Mix, which is a fun bag of butter caramel corn and real cheddar cheese corn. The perfect mix of salty and sweet. 

You can never go wrong with the basic of Organic Salted Butter or Organic Salted Butter Kettle Corn, everyone enjoys these flavors. My oldest son really loves the White Cheddar, he can finish off a bag in minutes. The Organic Dill Pickle was one I will not lie I was a little scared to try, although I do love pickles the idea of pickle popcorn didn't seem so ideal. But because I had it in hand, and I am always open to trying new things. WOW I am so glad I did, it was super good perfect amount of flavor to popcorn. Possibly my 2nd favorite of the bunch. 

You can find G.H. Cretors Popped Corn by visiting http://www.ghcretors.com/



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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Just in Time for the Holidays Elena of Avalor: Celebrations to Remember!

We just went through Hurricane Irma, thankfully we were able to stay safe and only have yard debris to pick up. But during the storm my kids were frighten especially as the eye went over, we amazingly kept our power and thank god for that. Since my kids were scared we enjoyed watching the all new release of Elena of Avalor: Celebrations to Remember. 


I was so grateful to receive this before the Hurricane hit, we used the DVD as a way to discuss what my kids want to dress up as for Halloween, and what they would like for Christmas. It also made for great storytelling of what their favorite holiday is and why. We really enjoyed watching the all new film and look forward to the next new release. 


Join Elena and her friends and family as they celebrate holidays that honor the past, cherish the present and look forward towards a magical future! In these new adventures Avalor celebrates Navidad, Dia de los Muertos and Carnaval! There’s something special to look forward to with each holiday! This DVD is packed with laughs, new characters to cherish, and heart. Elena of Avalor: Celebrations to Remember is a must-own for the entire family! Includes Four Celebration Themed Episodes, Plus Two Bonus Episodes and a FREE Exclusive Elena Locket! Now on Disney DVD September 12th! 

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Breathe Better with the Oreck Air Response Air Purifier System


I have allergies and they have been okay but every since I got dogs I realize that they are far worse. Each morning I wake up and I am puffy-eyed and sneezing up a storm, until about a hour later when everything finally breaks up enough I can go on about my day. 

Oreck has saved my life with its Oreck Air Response Air Purifier. It reminds me of a paper shredder which is great because it is small enough that it doesn't take up space that we are bumping into it over and over. The great thing is for as small as it is it cleans the air so great!

I have stopped waking up with puffy-eyes and sneezing along with feeling a whole lot more rested each morning which makes for a happier me! Not only does the Oreck Air Response Air Purifier help with my allergies but it keeps dust down, and traps odors. 

The Oreck Air Response Air Purifier is so cool, it lights up so you know how dirty your house is and as it cleans the color changes so you can see the difference on top of breathing the difference. It does blue, purple and red. I was playing with it by putting it through different spots in my house, my living room and bedroom were red because they are the most traffic areas. Then I had a purple like color for the girls room, it is rarely used. 



My sister in law took on some water through her door area (from Hurricane Irma that just hit), so now her house has a musky smell, so last night when they got power I offered her to try out the Oreck Air Response Air Purifier, I went by today because they have milk down that way, so she grabbed me some, anyhow I could already and she could already breathe the difference. The Oreck Air Response Air Purifier comes in 3 different sizes, small the size I have which is great for the home, medium for a bigger home, and large great for offices and such. 

You can purchase the Oreck Air Response Air Purifier by visiting http://www.oreck.com 




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After Hurricane Irma in Osceola

We made it through, we even kept our power the whole time, thanks to an amazing group of people who are out in this mess trying to stay ahead of the storm. What sucks about going through these types of things is it is really REALLY hard not to come off as a incentive asshole. Because others have it worse. Some lost family, friends, pets, homes, cars etc. Which it is like my biggest issue is I have no milk......yeah sounds like I am a ass right.


It is a bittersweet thing because yeah I have power and thankfully as of last night they were able to get all my families both in Polk and Kissimmee, up and running. Our local Walmart in Poinciana is out along with Publix and they are not expected to have power until Wed, possibly Thursday. The gas stations are slowly opening and the lines are insane not for gas but for cold food and drinks. Milk was sold out within minutes of places opening.


My house did well through the storm, the neighbors tree came over during and we kept thinking it would take out our power because it was on the pole, so yesterday was clean up of that. Then my in-laws are here with me they still have no power, and they have a bunch of trees down but none took out their place. So they do at least have a home to go to once they have power, but they lost all their cold food.

I will have a video together soon to post of the before and after, and during. More during LOL. Again though a HUGE THANK YOU to those who were out in the storm and continue to be busting their asses to get our homes and communities back online.

A huge Oak blocking the street to get to my in-laws place. Goes complete over the entire road.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Hurricane BS that we deal with in FL.......my experience.

I was born here in Kissimmee, FL and have never left I have never been through a snowstorm but have for sure gone through my share of hurricanes. The thing is they suck and can be scary but they are just big long storms which we have had way worse just in a normal storm. 


I am now shy of my 34th birthday, I remember going through one when I was 13? Which was Hurricane Erin when it hit us though in Kissimmee, it was only a tropical storm. I don't remember to much of where we went or if we even left, we lived in newer double wide/manufactured home on a 1/2 acre. I am not sure why I don't remember probably because I was going through my rebel years LOL but I do remember my dad had a canoe which was filled with water and leafs and then the trees looked bare and lots of branches but like twigs were all over but it never was anything major.

Then from there I am sure we had a few scares but nothing really affected us until 2004! Well not really in February 22, 23rd 1998 we had a horrible tornado which started at my husbands place (at the time friend of course) he was in a smaller older trailer which had a room built on and they took a hard hit taking out a huge oak tree which the base is still at their property today, I was down the road and saw the tornado but it was a block away so we didn't get any damage it did take out the shopping center though and then went down Shingle Creek across Lake Tohoe and ended in BVL killing 42! The tornado went by my house at midnight, my mom and I heard the hail and went in to the bathroom of the double wide to stay safe, my husband, his twin brother and mother were all in the built on room of their home and the floor he said was being ripped out below them as they laid flat with their mom on top of them protecting them. I remember calling all friends and making sure everyone was okay it was a long process to build back what all was lost. One other memory of that was the at the time video stores still were around so when it took out our shopping plaza it went right over a Video King and there was VHS tapes all over the place and you still might find some to this day down Shingle Creek. Another story I remember from it was a child was swept away from his mother and later found alive in a tree this has always stuck with me.

2004! I had just given birth to my first child on July 12th. I was 20 and my birthday is in October. I was a new mom, wife and adult :) fun stuff. Well on August 13th Charlie decided it was gonna come through. Me and my husband were married November 15th 2003, so we were still newlyweds and he turned 20 the same day we got married, yup don't get married on someone's birthday sadly it just fell on the weekend we wanted to be married on. Anyhow.......I didn't watch the news so I really had no clue about any of it til like 2 days before it Charley was to make landfall. My parents had just moved to Lake Wales in a solid brick home which no one else in our family at the time had, my in-laws still lived in the trailer which they were in for the tornado and then, my husband and I also were in a newer single wide trailer, but we were in a mobile home park, so we of course left. I went to my parents with my 2 cats and month old child, while my retard husband (again we were young) stayed with his friend and then my in-laws went to my mother in-laws mom's house which was also where my husband was supposed to go!


So basically family is all over the damn place! I was pissed at my husband because we were not together and I felt like I was doing it all on my own. My parents boarded up most of the house except the sliding glass doors because the storm was going to hit worse on the one side. The thing a lot of people don't get is a hurricane is a large tornado with little tornados that can come and hit while dealing with the big one. So back to my story Charley came in at about 9ish got really nasty at around midnight which we watched the neighbor's shed blow away, a tree branch come down and take out a power pole and then a big oak fall and block the street. My parents house was older and they have a wood door which the water was coming through because of the force of the wind. Because of the child being ripped from their parents and flying away I had placed my son in his baby carrier strapped down and in the bath tub. I figured if he went flying better to be in his carrier than free, sad I had to and was thinking that way but yeah it was scary. At one point it got so bad that we all got into the bathroom and prayed to make it safely through the storm.


The next day we were without power, we did however have running water which was odd but we were extremely grateful, especially me because well I just had a newborn so I was starting to smell of sour milk! YUCK. Next thing was after looking around at all the damage I had to get home to my retard husband along with my home. Well this was the first real hurricane I went through so you really don't understand how much you take for granted like a clear road! Getting home was a journey I had a POS car which the way home I would allow for bigger trucks to go around so I could follow because I didn't want to be in a head on since it was a lot of trees and poles and such on ground. I honestly even to today am in shock I was able to make it home. It took way longer but I still made it. When I got to my home, it was still there, others in our mobile home park the really old homes were gone, flat. I lost all the skirting around my home, the shutters, and then half of my screen porch/car port area. Funny thing was that Charley took everyone's heavy plastic stairs and pushed them back so the neighbors in front of me went to my house and mine to the next and then the ones who were on end ended up with theirs in the woods.

OMG trying to find everyone, first I went to where my husband was supposed to be, he was not there! Cell phone service was down! So I had no way to call family and friends to check in and be like I am fine or find out if they were fine. I then went to my mother in-laws mom's house which they were there and everything held up, their home however was messed up it was kinda squished like if you squish a can from top to bottom but lay it on its side? So from my mother in-laws mom's place we went to were my husband's twin brother was with his girlfriend we found them and which they were at his girl friends moms house. She lived by a drain which filled and flooded her house with about 3 inches of water, but that was the worst of it for her was water damage.

Now that we knew they were okay we went to my husband's oldest brothers place which was a apartment over by medieval times. This became the ground base, so we all knew everyone was safe, although I still hadn't heard from my asshole husband. From there we went to Publix to try and get a few things, wow Publix, we were all out of power NO ONE HAD POWER, or cell service! I remember pulling up to Publix and they had people stacking all the freezer, deli, cooler items out in a huge hill outside in the parking lot. Most people still had house phones which my parents did and so did my in-laws, there was a huge line of people waiting to use the pay phone. I was able to call my parents and let them know I made it home and was fine. After getting some food which you could only use cash which another thing you don't think of because again no power so no credit no ebt no anything! Cash is the only way you can get anything.

We regrouped once again at my brother in laws, from there we went and checked in at the Holiday Inn Hotel which later became the Nickelodeon Hotel and Now again the Holiday Inn. They had power! What a nightmare this was, we had.....myself, husband, and newborn, my in-laws, my brother in-law, his baby mama and his son, my husband's twin brother and his girlfriend all in one room!!!!!! they are bigger rooms that are technical 3 rooms but with that many people it feels like a sardine box!  To make things worse my son was acting strange he already was acting strange before all of this drama but it was just getting worse he was always hungry. So to get away from all the family I took him to the Celebration ER, which from there we were rushed to the Orlando Hospital in which my son had a liquid placed in him to see what was wrong, they didn't know other than some type of blockage. I was told my son could die 7 times! He lived through it but I spent a week in the hospital dealing with that while my family was in a hotel and we had no power. I went into a shock and was having issues for a month afterward. Great way to deal with the storms.

Memories of Charley is all the blue tarps that became everyone's roofs, if you didn't have a tarp only reason is because you probably no longer had a house, it was crazy. The roads were covered with debris and then once all was gone there was no cars on the road. At one point before ending up in the hospital me and my brother in-laws baby mama went to see if I had power on, I was flying down the road and we went over the railroad tracks and we both were like wow we are here already because it was pitch black you could see stars again after the storm.

Then after Charley came Frances, France took forever to pass it was seriously like 3 days of rain and wind, funny thing with Frances is it came and cleaned up what Charley messed up. We all this round stayed at my brother in-laws place which was a good bad thing because spending that much time indoors closed spaces with family ahhhh LOL. Then the others came, which one I was so over the cabin fever and saw it wasn't gonna be that bad that I left in the middle of the storm and went home! The shitty thing about the hurricanes is they all came on a damn weekend and they all lasted forever, at least with Charley it came and went the rest after just stayed. It was a interesting year.

What we learned after that year is we take so much for granted! You need to be ready for being without power for a long period of time, you need to be ready to do a lot of work afterward which is a lot of manual labor.

We had a really bad storm hit here in Poinciana 3-26-16 and it was so bad that it destroyed many roofs, so we had a company here for like 4 months after Jasper that was doing everyone's roofs which we just had ours done from the storm last year almost to date. It looked like it snowed after all the hail settled and took 2 days in the hot summer sun to melt away completely.




Getting ready for Irma has been a nightmare, it sucks because your never stopping, you have to get sandbags which a lot think that its already NOPE you have to go with shovel and fill them up, tie them up and load them up, then you get to unload them, place them around your home. They weigh about 50-60lbs each! Next you get to board up, standing in the hot summer sun holding boards up and against the house, trying not to bust a window. Then you have to take everything outside and place it inside, fun so basically instead of spring cleaning you have hurricane cleaning but the worst part is you are stuck with all your trash until after the hurricane! This is all outside drama.

Inside you need to get a ton of water, start eating and cooking all your frozen stuff so your not out the money or food afterward because power went out, then you gotta deal with cleaning because once power is out you cannot vacuum anything moping is okay but not if you don't have enough water, dishes all need to be clean all laundry needs to be done, its so much work and then you have to watch and listen so you can run if a damn tornado comes. So yeah its a lot of work and I will update this afterwards because right now I need to turn off shut down so can have later.

Going on while I am typing this today 8-10-17
Just got a tornado warning over by my in-laws, and its going towards Celebration. My kids are freaking out because my husband is always on edge because of the one he went through in 98 so they are all in my closet.

11:18am More Tornado warnings winds are picking up and rain is coming down
11:23am Got dark as shit heavier rain, kids are in closet
11:41 shutting down will be back :)

Monday, September 4, 2017

Splat Hair Chalk a new way to COLOR your hair

If you have read some of my post you will see I enjoy messing with my hair, especially when it comes to color. I love COLOR not your basic box stuff like blonde, red, brown but COLOR pink, green, blue, etc. The thing is that most of the color is hard to make it stay or it can look like ....well not good so thankfully there is another option. 


Splat Hair Color, which has come out with Hair Chalk, so basically you can try any look before you go pro, and regret it later. The great thing about the Splat Hair Chalk is that there is a good assortment of bold, bright, colors! The Hair Chalk is easy to get in and out, so if you have a job which doesn't allow for personality you can enjoy a look and wash it out the next day. 


My daughters who are 5 and 7 are always seeing me changing my hair and every now and then they ask why I do it and if they can do it. I would never allow my kids to have their hair dyed until they are at least 15 or older, but I do not mind them playing with other means of changing their hair color. It allows them to express themselves, and they love it. They were excited to get the samples of Splat Hair Color, the best part for me and them was that again we can wash it out the same day. 

The Hair Chalk works great all you do is press your thumb on the color and hair and pull down, ( it is best used if with hair spray but I didn't and don't have any in my house) but without it still works great. The only thing is it is kinda messy so you wanna do over the tub or something you can rinse out, also place a towel over face so powder does not get all over, your hands will be colorful after also so just wash in warm water with soap. My girls loved having their hair in colors and now every weekend they look forward to trying out a new color. 



You can find the whole line of Hair Chalk at your local retail store and beauty supply stores. http://www.splathaircolor.com With Halloween around the corner this is also a way to add to your character's look :) 


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Girlie Glue Great for Babies, and even Pets!


Let's be honest when you have a baby they all pretty much look the same, and only way to tell if a girl or boy is if the parents dress them in colors which we identify with like pink for girls and blue for boys. Even this doesn't always work, I know I liked having my girls in greens and blues because it brought out their eyes, and then my oldest son loved bright colors like pink and purples, and he was a pretty baby so often people would tell me how beautiful my girl was. So how else can we help identify our newborns.......One women thought of this and came out with Girlie Glue.

Girlie Glue is a glue made with Agave nectar and other all-natural ingredients. It's safe, 100% honey-free and washes away easily with water.  So don't let the name fool you into thinking it is some kind of super glue which will rip your kids hair out, because it won't! I don't have babies anymore but I do have daughters who sadly got my hair which is very fine and thin. I have never been able to keep curls or hair ties or anything in my hair it would always slip out, my mom tried everything. I used it on my daughters for a day at the park and it lasted the whole day!


Girlie Glue is also safe for pets! Yup, I used a few on my cats although they are males but hey who is asking LOL. I think they look cute :) which for them I just used a washcloth to remove. I really love this product and it has opened my daughters up to more fun accessories which they could not enjoy before. You can purchase Girlie Glue and accessories here.


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Crystal Candy Making Kit a Educational Tasty Treat


Whenever we go to the Orlando Science Center my kids know they are gonna get rock candy because it is one of the cheaper items and comes in a pack of 3 so for like $5 I can get all the kids something and I get one also :) 

Why though does the Orlando Science Center sell rock candy, could it be because there is a science to it? Well I was able to teach my kids the science behind their favorite science center treat with GeoCentral.

GeoCentral makes a Candy Crystal Growing Kit-Edible Science. The funny thing for me was that the kit makes 6 :) so whooo even mom got to enjoy this one as well. The kit comes with 2 jars, 6 sticks and 6 bags and ribbons.


The best thing about the Candy Crystal Growing Kit was that the instructions were easy to follow, and within 7 days my kids and I were enjoying our candy that we created. It is a great educational experience because they can watch it each day and check how their candy treats are being made. You can purchase the GeoCentral Candy Crystal Growing Kit on Amazon and by visiting http://www.geocentral.com/Scripts/PublicSite/ 

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ZizzyBee Mesh Storage Bags Organize Your Everything!

ZizzyBee creates innovative, reusable, and washable zippered mesh storage bags. They’re see-through, so you’ll always know what’s inside. They come in several sizes to hold everything, from snacks to toys and sports equipment. They’re accented with bright colors and patterns, a far cry from boring plastic bins. And because you can use them over and over, you won’t be adding to the world’s waste by using resealable plastic bags. ZizzyBee is perfect for getting those toy sets with seemingly thousands of tiny pieces off your floor and in one easy to find place. They’re great for toting your child’s bathing suit, sunscreen, toys and towel to the beach. And they’re just right for on the go snacks. If you’ve got stuff, ZizzyBee can help you organize it!


Large 3-pack – This set of 3, 12” by 12” bags is perfect for art supplies, beach gear or toiletries for travel. You can pick 3 matching bags or 3 different colors. Mix 3-pack - Comes with 2 large bags and 1 small 9” by 9” bag, use it for makeup, crayons or anything small that needs a home. Small 3-pack – This set of 3, 9” by 9” bag, use it for makeup, crayons or anything small that needs a home. 
https://www.zizzybeebags.com/

The ZizzyBee bags are great for any parent, they hold so much and make life so much more easier, they are also simple to clean. I use them to store my kids swimsuits, and extra underwear for when we go out because I just can toss them the bag and they are good to go. I also have my kids use them for school so they can find their supplies with ease. The ZizzyBee have so many uses. You can check out the whole line by visiting https://www.zizzybeebags.com/

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Oreo's You cannot go wrong

This family LOVES Oreo's and each month the are always coming out with a new limited edition flavor. So if you love Oreo's you almost are always gonna try the new flavors at least once. 



A few we were able to try recently were the Oreo Mississippi Mud Pie, Waffles & Syrup, and finally Blueberry Pie. Of the 3 my family really liked the Mississippi Mud Pie it tasted like a chocolate mousse cake. The Waffles & Syrup tasted like Golden Grahams Cereal, and the Blueberry Pie well it was good but not to many of us like blueberries so I cannot really say how it was. 

The fun thing about Oreo is that when it comes out with new flavors some you can only find in select stores, I know they had the Mississippi Mud Pie at all the local Dollar General's in the area they even promoted with coupons. I never saw the Waffles & Syrup and I did see the Blueberry Pie at our local Walmart. Now they have Apple Pie which is so good! They taste really great if you heat them up. I am waiting for a Pumpkin Oreo to come out or a Pumpkin Cheesecake would be amazing! Fingers crossed! 


Oreo's are a great cookie and almost everyone loves a good Oreo with so many new exciting flavors coming out you cannot go wrong, and they make them in snack size along with family sizes which are the only ones I purchase other than when trying a new flavor or my personal favorites the Oreo Thins. Next time you think of packing a snack think Oreo :) 

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Eggy Play The Egg Cartons You Play With!

My kids are 13, 12, 9, 7, and 5 and they all enjoyed playing with Eggy Play. At first I thought that possibly it would be really cheap and not hold up to what my kids would dish out especially because they are older. I was wrong in so many ways. 


Eggy Play is a fun toy made in The Netherlands, which is pretty neat in itself for us. Eggy Play is made from a company called Twinpack and Dava Foods which specialize in making cartons to package and transport eggs. Which they one day thought to themselves hey look my kid enjoys stacking up the cartons why not make a toy, which they came up with the idea of Eggy Play. 


Eggy Play is a series of bright fun colors of plastic egg cartons that kids can stack and build anything they can imagine. I received a case of 100 and at first I was thinking omg they are going to take up so much space, but once I released how easy they are to take apart and stack within one another I was pleasantly surprised on how little space they took. 


The kids at first were like what do we do with these and once I showed them all bets were off. The kids spent hours and continued to play with for days after. They started with a fort, then they turn it into walls blocking off their side of the house, then piling them up to block each other in their rooms. The best part about the Eggy Play is that they are extremely lightweight so they won't and don't hurt when going through them, falling on them or having them fall on you. 


The Eggy Play cartons pop back into place with ease and the kids can not get enough. You can purchase Eggy Play by visiting http://www.eggyplay.com/home.aspx



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Sunday, September 3, 2017

Both Baby and Mom win with the Huggs Contour by Abiie


When my oldest and his 2 brother were born, I had Disney passes, so we went a lot because they were free to get in until age 3, well going to Disney meant having to carry whoever was the new born or place them in a stroller. I hate dealing with a stroller at the theme parks because often you have to park it and often your child wants to be out and seeing things so I would carry my kid in a backpack like device. Now there are many more options and they are a whole lot more comfy than what I was dealing with. 

That’s where Abiie’s NEW Huggs Contour comes in handy! An innovative baby carrier built for versatility, this revolutionary carrier booster not only provides all-day comfort, the ergonomic design ensures a healthy sitting position and support for heavier babies. 

While some types of baby carriers may interfere with healthy hip positioning, Huggs Contour actively prevents hip dysplasia by seating baby in a healthy position for an extended period of time. What is hip dysplasia? The medical term for instability, or looseness, of the hip joint, hip dysplasia affects thousands of children each year and ranges from mild instability to complete dislocation. 

Developed through the assistance of medical professionals, parents, and children, Huggs Contour is changing the way your baby is properly carried. Explore the functional features of Abiie’s Huggs Contour: 

Hip Seat Technology. Nothing more important than enjoying the happiness of your child while cradling with you. The carrier booster seat provides all-day comfort, and keeps your baby ergonomically seated in a healthy hip position.

Dual-layer Center Panel. The outer layer of the center panel can easily fold up for warmth and fold down, exposing breathable 3D mesh for fresh air and also stays dry, keeping your baby comfortable at all times, be it a cool windy evening or a hot summer day. 

Hands-in Connection. Quick releasing the side buttons allows parents to place a hand inside the center panel, and offers parents an efficient, hands-on proximity to their newborn. 

Weight Distribution. The padded shoulder straps help evenly distribute your baby's weight in combination with the waistband to maximize parent comfort by alleviating pressure on the wearer's back and shoulders. 

Visit www.abiie.com/huggs.html or Amazon to purchase the Huggs Contour in Grey or Khaki. *For a complete list of products please visit Abiie.


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Keep your mouth clean this Labor Day with Colgate Total Advanced Health Mouthwash.

Lots of people are taking to the open road for the 3 day weekend, but when we travel we often change our morning routine, especially when it comes to taking care of our teeth. Luckily Colgate Total Advanced Health Mouthwash comes in a travel-friendly 200mL size- perfect to throw in your bag on your way out the door to ensure you are maintaining proper oral hygiene even on the road.



Colgate Total Advanced Health Mouthwash is proud to be the first oral care product to contain two-layer technology- combining the freshening power we all love with germ killing ingredients. This innovative dual-phase formula mouthwash is actually proven to remove 24x more bacteria- simply Shake & Clean for a healthier mouth! This makes for some wonderful up close and personal moments during the Labor Day weekend. You can find Colgate Total Advanced Health Mouthwash at your local grocery and retail store. 

Disclosure: In order to facilitate a review, I received promotional materials and/or samples. All opinions and comments are my own.Photos or Reviews or were provided by client with authorization for use in this campaign. No additional compensation was received. Post may contain affiliate links. Please contact Casey@themeparkmamablog.com with any questions.