Thursday, October 29, 2009

Peter Rabbit Organics Review

My boys are snack freaks. They are always hungry and of course dying if they don't get a snack right away. Sometimes I get lazy and reach for a the cereal or crackers since it is so much more convenient and easy. Thanks to Peter Rabbit Organics I have a much healthier option available. They were kind enough to send me samples of their Fruit Pouches and they were a hit!


First of all Ki and Jackson thought they were so cool sucking their snack out of a pouch. I think they loved it since it is something so different. They also loved the flavors, with their favorite being Strawberry and Banana.


I love that they are getting a full serving of fruit and they don't even mind! To view all of the other great products they carry visit Peter Rabbit Organics.




Carebags Review



Carebags is one of my most used products that I have received to review. What are Carebags?

carebags are100% re-useable produce bags. Buy, wash, and store fruits and vegetables right in the bag. carebags are made of a highly durable synthetic fibre. They are long-lasting, strong, lightweight and breathable. Use carebags to bring home all your fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains and rice. No More Plastic Bags. carebags are locally made in Vancouver, Canada. All paper packaging is made of 100% recycled stock.

I just have to say that I LOATHE those annoying bags for produce. I always have to hunt them down, then find out which end to open them- then lick my germ filled grocery hands to get the bag to open up. Not to mention they just go in the trash when I go home. The Carebags that I received for this review are very convenient. They come with a cute little carrying case that is very compact for me to store in my purse. When I get home with my produce I am able to wash them in their bags and the mesh material automatically drains them. The little bit of moisture left in them keeps my produce crisp and lasts longer. I love using them and can just throw them in the washing machine when they get too dirty. To purchase your very own visit Carebagsonline.com.




Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Winners

If you can't tell I have been posting a lot today. I'm home sick with sick kids which means I need blogging to stay sane! We have been cooped up in this house since pretty much Sunday and we are driving each other crazy! I guess it is good practice for the winter. This is a perfect time for me to play catch up! So here are some winners to top it off:

The Down East Basics winner is Emma!

The Must Have Shoes winner is Baba

Congrats!

Nine Moons Swelly Belly Review

One of the fun things about blogging is all of the fun stuff you can find online that you don't typically see in most stores. The SwellyBelly Maternity Belly Band is one of those items. Isn't it cute? Nine Moons sent me their Purple Haze to try out. Now while I am not pregnant yet ( we shall see soon!) I know I will be using this as much as I can while pregnant. It is perfect for extending both your pre pregancy shirts as well as pants.

This is another item that I really wish I had with my first two pregnancies. I really love the softness of the material. If it is going to be on your itchy growing belly it better be soft! The material is also a silky breathable material so that you can stay cool with your hot flashes! The coolest part is that you can use this after your pregnancy to double as a nursing cover!

There are so many color and pattern options you just have to see for yourself. To view the entire collection visit shopninemoons.com.

The Boy's Store Review and Giveaway


I love the how there are so many cute online shops just for kids that offers unique clothing and accessory options. I do however struggle with how many shops cater just to little girls. Sometimes I feel like my boys are getting the short end of the stick in the cuteness department. That's until I found The Boy's Store.

The Boy's Store offers such cute and one of a kind outfits for that special boy in your life. The Boy's Store sent me two super cute outfits for my boys. First of all I love that each of my boys got something to review! Most of the time they have to share the item for review. Secondly they look like such studs in their clothes. I love the designs on the shirts and I am really impressed with the quality of the fabric- especially with the pants. The Boy's Store is finally somewhere I can go to and not be bummed that there are only tutus for sale. Don't get me wrong if I had a girl it would be pink galore in our house but it is nice to have a place just for us!



The fab people at The Boy's Store are giving one winner a $25 gift certificate to get some shopping done for the holidays or whatever else floats your boat! To enter please visit the site and tell me what you would use your certificate on.



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Five For Fighting Slice CD Review


Singer/songwriter John Ondrasik has spent the past decade writing deeply personal songs that include social messages, invoke the human spirit and make an emotional connection. This can be heard on the past five albums by Five For Fighting, the band name under which he records and performs. Now John delivers a new album, Slice, featuring the song “Chances”, available October 13th.

Five For Fighting’s breakthrough came in 2001 with the Grammy Nominated song “Superman”, from the Platinum certified “America Town”. The song was climbing the charts upon release, and when 9/11 happened, it became a song of healing for the nation. FFF performed the song at the post 9/11 fundraiser The Concert for New York which paid tribute to all the firefighters, police officers & paramedics affected by the events of 9/11.
On the 2004 release, “The Battle For Everything”, the song “100 Years” followed in the footsteps of “Superman” as yet another inspiring reflective song.

Every round I try to write the best songs I can, and perhaps step out of the box a bit. To me, records are about offering my worldview while providing sentiments to which people may attach themselves or escape into. Slice is where I’ve come from, where I am, and a few scraps I’ve picked up in between. All in a slice of time.”


We love the downloadable cd that we received to review. Most of the songs are right up my ally and I have been playing them while making dinner to help me relax. I love the messages behind them and I especially like that the music is clean so I can play it around my kids. To listen to a song for yourself click here.

Much thanks to One2One Network who gave me the cd to review!

Linky Love Giveaways

Sometimes I remember on Tuesday, sometimes Wednesday! Please link up all of your giveaways for some Linky Love on you blog. Don't forget to check out mine on my left sidebar.


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Aliens in the Attic DVD Review and Giveaway- 5 Winners!



Here is one movie I am really excited to share with you. Aliens in the Attic will be available on Nov. 3rd and I received a copy to review. Let me just say that this movie is super cute! I'm not just saying that because my kids like it. My husband and I both have had fun watching it. We actually have watched the DVD a lot since we have been sick. The movie is clean and has the funny Ashley Tisdale. I love how it has comedy for my toddlers but also for teens and adults.

Prepare for the ultimate extraterrestrial invasion full of hilarious hijinks and outrageous mind control gags when Aliens In The Attic descends onto Blu-ray Disc and DVD November 3 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Featuring an out-of-this-world cast including popular young stars Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical), Carter Jenkins (“Surface”), Austin Robert Butler (“Zoey 101”) and Robert Hoffman (Step Up 2: The Streets), Aliens In The Attic is the most fun on the planet!

Blu-ray Disc And Standard DVD Bonus Features: (DVD Catalog #2261096)
(Blu-ray (BD) Catalog #2261096)

Disc One:

  • Introduction To Film With Ashley Tisdale
  • The Ashley Encounters
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • Behind The Zirkonians
  • Meet The Zirkonians

Disc Two:

  • Digital Copy of Aliens In The Attic (Blu-ray (BD) Exclusive)

ALIENS IN THE ATTIC

Street Date: November 3, 2009
Pre-book Date: October 7, 2009
Screen Format: Widescreen – 1.85:1
Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish/French Dolby Surround with English, Spanish and French subtitles
Total Run Time: 86 Minutes
MPAA Rating: PG


The best part is I can choose 5 winners to receive their own copies of Aliens in the Attic! To enter please let me know why you want to win this.

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Giveaway ends Nov 13th 11:59 pm Open to the US

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosuars Released Today!


We have been sick in my house the last few days so I was so relieved when we received an advanced copy of Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs on DVD! I honestly can't say how many times we have watched it so far but I know it's been alot. This one is by far my favorite of all 3 of the Ice Age movies. It is so cute and full of babies and of course a little adventure.
I think however that our favorite part is the second disc that comes with it that has a bunch of Scrat shorts that are so cute. I think he really makes the movies funny! To purchase Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs visit Amazon.com.

Yo Gabba Gabba Tour with New Cities and Dates






We love Yo Gabba Gabba in our house and wish that we could go to their tour! Thankfully though we received an advanced copy of their new cd Yo Gabba Gabba: Music is Awesome which is available to buy at Amazon.com. The songs are so catchy and they really share great messages to the kiddos.


We also received their Yo Gabba Gabba Meet My Family DVD as well. All of the songs on the cd
are in the show which really puts the words to life and to inspire your kids. My boys have watched this DVD several times and know all the songs now.


Lastly, we received Christmas in Gabba Land where you can put pictures of your child in it to make the story more personalized. The boys were so happy to receive this package full of fun goodies.For tour info visit YoGabbaGabbaLive.com.


YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE: THERE’S A PARTY IN MY CITY

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Saturday, November 14, 2009 11AM and 3PM

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Saturday, November 21, 2009 11AM – 2PM – *5 PM

Chicago, IL @ Rosemont Theatre

Saturday, December 5, 2009 11AM and 3PM

YO GABBA GABBA! premiered in the U.S. on Nickelodeon in August, 2007 and currently ranks as one of the most popular series on television with broad appeal among preschoolers, parents, teens and adults. The award-winning series is created by Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz and is produced by The Magic Store and W!LDBRAIN

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Klutz Encyclopedia of Immaturity Review and Giveaway 2 Winners!

What is the perfect gift to give a kid? The Klutz Encyclopedia of Immaturity Volume 2! This book is filled with hundreds of ways to do anything that is rude, gross, and tricky! I normally would never condone such behavior :) but this book is so much fun! I received a copy of Volume 2 and will be sharing this with my friend's two mischievous boys for Christmas. This book makes a great present and is sure to keep your child occupied for awhile!

This book is also a great reminder on how to be a kid again. Forget the maturity and give someone a wedgie!

When the Editors and Klutz published The Encyclopedia of Immaturity in 2007, we knew it would make a great gift for someone’s nephew. And, sure enough, people gave it to their nephews — but also to their grandparents, brothers-in-law and accountants. Soon we were flooded with letters, e-mails and calls sharing one common theme — ""More! More! More!"

So here’s a second helping of skills, activities, and secret knowledge — suitable only for those whose maturity stopped developing around the age of 12. In addition to thought-provoking topics like What We Talk About When We Talk About Wedgies, the book includes detailed directions for how to: fake a cold, slide down a banister, balance a ping pong ball on your nose, send a toiletgram, throw a sloshie, and more. It’s all new and all hopelessly goofy.

For years we’ve felt like the only kids at the grown-up table. Now it turns out the world is populated by a lot more people who are lot less mature than they look. Well, duh!

To purchase this book visit here or to be one of 2 winners to win a copy of the book please visit the Klutz site and tell me something you would like from Klutz.com.

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Brandi Carlile's New CD "Give Up the Ghost" Review and Giveaway



Belinda Carlile has a new cd out "Give Up the Ghost" and it is my kind of music. I love her style and her lyrics. The whole cd that I received to review is a little getaway for me. I played this today while I cleaned the house and it was so refreshing! Her words are very poetic and can be interpreted in many different ways. I like her sound although I'm not sure what genre it falls under but it is not the typical hip hop you hear on the radio. It is more soulful.


Album Tracklisting:Looking Out

DyingDay

Pride And Joy

Dreams

That Year

Caroline

Before It Breaks

I Will

If There Was No You
Touching

The Ground

Oh Dear


One winner will receive their own copy of the CD. To enter please visit her website and tell me something you like about her music.


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Giveaway ends Nov 8th 11:59pm Open to US

Giveaways ending soon!

Don't forget to enter the DownEast Basics giveaway ending tomorrow and also the Must Have Shoes for a chance to wear a pair of fabulous shoes ends Oct 27th!

Shade Clothing Review and Giveaway!



I have been wearing Shade tees as undershirts for quite some time. I use them to wear under other shirts to layer and keep my clothing more modest. I have always wanted to try their other clothing and I finally had the opportunity. The great people at Shade sent me the Scoop Neck Long Sleeve Shirt in Concord and the Drape Front Cardigan in Blossom.
Now I am all set for fall! These items are soooooo soft. I am really impressed with the thickness of the material. It isn't heavy at all though and is extremely comfortable. I also love all of the color options with their items. The Drape Front Cardigan looks really cute with a pair of jeans and boots and also comes in Heather Black.

There are so many items that I want to buy from Shade. I love how they keep a classic look but can put a simple twist on an item so that you can't just find it at your local Kmart. The quality of the material used is also a great bonus. If you love Shade as much as I do then you will be happy to know that one lucky winner will receive their own Drape Cardigan! To enter please visit the site and tell me what your favorite piece is from Shade.

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Giveaway ends Nov 9th 11:59 pm Open to US
Also for a chance to win even more Shade here is some info about a contest Shade is holding:
“Are you one of Shade's 5 Biggest Fans?PROVE IT.Send us your evidence in the most creative way. Pictures, videos, poems, songs, letters, etc, however you want to express how much you LOVE Shade. Send to ali@shadeclothing.com by Friday Oct 30 at midnight. Shade giveaways will be given to the 5 best entries!”
I need to make time to enter this!

Infant Nutrition Website Review


Every new mom turns to other sources for guidance. Whether it is from books, friends, family or the Internet, we all have questions that we need answers to. When I was expecting my first I read every pregnancy and childhood development book I could get my hands on. After he was born we took him to the pediatrician constantly when he got sick. It was all of the unknown that left us unsure of what to expect.

I only wish this website was around when I had my son. At http://www.infantnutritioncenter.com/ you can find answers to all of your questions as well as learn things you didn't even think to ask. This isn't some cutesy website where moms go to share tips. This is a professional site with amazing graphics that show things visually and in great detail so you can see for yourself. My favorite part is the video showing a computer enhanced version of a baby being born.


There is also great resources available for breastfeeding, infant and toddler health as well as interactive libraries on a variety of topics. I know I will definitely be visiting this site when I become pregnant again! To see for yourself visit http://www.infantnutritioncenter.com/ and to watch the webcast for the launching of the site visit http://www.videonewswire.com/event.asp?id=62458.


A remarkable new website, InfantNutritionCenter.com, unveiling Monday, October 19, will take us Moms on a unique and powerful visual journey through infant nutrition and development, with amazing visuals that reveal how proper nutrition shapes development and how individual nutrients affect the senses, bone formation, and the immune system of infants. Showcasing new data and 3-D images, the site lets you explore and learn the latest research findings through video, pictures, and graphics, in depth questions like why infant eyesight depends on getting enough DHA and what key nutrients contribute to the healthy growth of your child’s brain.


Developed as a resource for Moms, the website brings together information from leading health centers and researchers across the country to explain how nutrition is crucial to infant development. How can you make sure that your newborn gets the nutrients she needs to ensure healthy growth through her first birthday? How do you keep her stomach from getting upset? What should you, as an expectant Mom, eat to ensure that you stay healthy as your infant grows? What vitamins do you need if you’re breastfeeding to ensure that you’re passing along the right nutrients to your infant?


“I wrote this review while participating in a blog campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Mead Johnson. Mom Central sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.”

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Los Lobos Cd Review


What child doesn't love Disney songs? I know my boys do and I have to admit I have a love for them too! Well there is a new cd from Los Lobos being released on 10/27 that is sure to be a hit for all you Disney lovers.
I had never heard of Los Lobos before reviewing this cd and cannot believe what I have been missing. The three-time Grammy award winners have recorded an album of Disney Classics and a few obscure gems, but with a distinctive Latin rock n' roll twist - Los Lobos Goes Disney. These songs have such a great spin on them. I love the instrumentals and I thought it was great for my boys to listen to a song and then after a little while say "Hey, I know this song!" They loved dancing to the music and I enjoyed that the music wasn't just like you hear in the movies but with a sound to it that an adult can enjoy. Tracks on the cd include:
Track Listing1. Heigh-Ho - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
2. I Wan'na Be Like You - The Jungle Book
3. Not in Nottingham - Robin Hood
4. The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room - The Enchanted Tiki Room
5. Grim Grinning Ghosts - The Haunted Mansion
6. I Will Go Sailing No More - Toy Story
7. The Ugly Bug Ball - Summer Magic
8. Cruella De Vil - 101 Dalmations
9. Bella Notte - Lady and the Tramp
10. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah - Song of the South
11. The Bare Necessities - The Jungle Book
12. Oo-De-Lally - Robin Hood
13. When You Wish Upon a Star/It's A Small World
To purchase the cd for yourself you can buy it in stores Oct. 27th or if you can't wait it is available exclusively at Amazon.com
What is your favorite Disney song?

Creativity for Kids Shrinky Dinks Review and Giveaway



Here is another great item from Creativity for Kids. We received a Shrinky Dinks Halloween Fun Kit and it really was so much fun! My boys were very hands on with this project. They got to color all of the pictures, helped cut and hang the ornaments on their very cool Halloween Tree. The coolest part about the Shrinky Dinks is watching how small they get when you put them in the oven. That was by far the best part for my boys. Once again, this kit had everything we needed to make the tree- even a pencil sharpener to sharpen the colored pencils!

I love these kits because it really helps your child see the step by step instructions and see how they can accomplish a neat craft. I love how professional the kits are so it goes nicely with my decor. Here is one project that isn't being hung on the fridge and then later going in the trash!



There are several other Shrinky Dink kits in addition to the Halloween one. The people at Creativity for Kids are giving one winner a choice of their own Shrinky Dink Kit! To enter please visit the site and tell me which kit you would choose.


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Giveaway ends Nov 7th 11:59 pm and is open to US and Canada!

Winners!

First off I made it to 600 followers- yeah! The more followers I get the better my giveaways get!

The winner of the yummy Rosa's Fudge giveaway is Andrea, CherylS22, Blakesmom, Wendi P, tinagirl, and bekki1820cb.

The Softlips winner is catss99

and the Perricone winner is Loopy

Congrats to all who entered!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Conserve Brand Cleaners Review and Giveaway- 3 Winners







If you have been following my blog long enough you know how much I love eco friendly products. Especially cleaners! This is by far my favorite one I have reviewed so far. Conserve Cleaners are not only safe for the environment and your household but they are super good for the earth by all the plastic you save. One bottle of cleaner comes with 4 tablets. You simply put a tablet in the bottle and add water. So easy! Here are some more benefits of the cleaners from the site:

Most cost effective green cleaning option on the market today
More cost effective than most national brands
1 Bottle + 4 Tablets makes 1 gallon. Just add water!
Saves three bottles from landfills
Buy bulk without the bulk: uses 75% less storage space.
No water: weighs 80% less than other liquid products, saving on transportation costs
Exciting Nature Fresh fragrances

I was able to review all of the different types of Conserve cleaning products and my favorite has been the Multi-Surface Cleaner. I use it all the time in my kitchen to clean up spills and wipe my counters. The smell is so nice and natural. It smells herbal which I love. I also love that my boys are able to help me clean with them because I know that they are safe.

The wonderful people at Conserve are giving away a set of cleaners to 3 lucky winners! To enter please visit the site and tell me of a product that you would like to try. They don't have just cleaners!

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Moms R The Best Review and Giveaway



I love posting about mom owned companies and even more so when they are for moms. At Moms R The Best you can find unique shirts just for mom! They have funny sayings and make great gifts for all mothers.


I received the Mom=$Priceless Shirt to review. I am really impressed with the quality of the shirt. It is long which I love. So many of my shirts nowadays shrink right away and I just end up wearing them as night shirts. Not this one! It is also very thick which I need where I live. The material isn't cheap. It seems as though some t-shirt companies cut costs in the quality of the shirt. The shirts are also 100% preshrunk. I really love the options at Moms R The Best.


They don't just have shirts for mom. They carry some for dads, infants/toddlers and grandmas as well! I really want to get the Diva Grandma for my grams. These shirts are great for Christmas presents!


One lucky winner will receive a long sleeve shirt of their choice! To enter please tell me which shirt you would choose.


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Giveaway ends Nov 3rd 11:59 pm Open to US

Monday, October 19, 2009

Blue Canoe Review




The one thing I love about workout clothes is how comfy they are. The hard part is that most of the time I look like I just rolled out of bed. I am always on the search for clothing that I can wear to be active (and comfortable!) but that is stylish as well.


Blue Canoe has been my saving grace. They have the such stylish, sophisticated, organic clothing for any lifestyle. It can be hard to plan your day when you go from the gym to work or to run errands or in my case to school. Blue Canoe has several options so that you are not constantly changing your wardrobe.


They sent me a super cute Bamboo Wrap Top and their Button Pant. When I opened up my package I was so amazed. I have never had yoga clothes that look this nice! I have been wearing mine to workout at home and then to school or the store and to pick up my boys from school. I don't feel embarrassed for dressing down and I feel confident when I wear them. My husband thinks I look hot so that is always a bonus!


Blue Canoe will be on my Christmas list this year for sure. There are too many items that I want. The clothing is perfect for any busy woman who needs comfort and style.


The Blue Canoe designs are simple but not boring and are made with the softest organic cotton in the USA. To view the entire collection visit BlueCanoe.com.


I received product to review from the company to review for this post.

Listerine and Reach Oral Care Challenge


My family and I recently took part in the Listerine and Reach Oral Care Challenge thanks to MomCentral. It couldn't have come at a better time.

My husband and I really try to take care of our children's teeth. Despite our best efforts our youngest has still managed to get cavities. It can be so disheartening as a parent. Then we received our package for the challenge and it has been a great reminder for us to not only watch our children's dental habits but to be a good example and practice our own healthy habits as well.

What perfect timing since Halloween is approaching. I am really dreading all of the candy that my boys will want and ask for daily. With our package we received several mouthwashes- some that are able to show you where you need to brush to remove the plaque, toothbrushes, floss and a cool sticker chart to encourage our boys to brush and floss regularly. So far they have been super excited about this challenge and have been very independent in wanting to take care of their teeth.

We have even decided to offer to buy our candy from our boys after Halloween and let them use the money to pick out a toy from the store. We'll see if it works! To learn more about the challenge visit http://www.listerinekids.com/. What are some ways that you are taking care of your children's teeth?

"I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Listerine and Reach and received Listerine and Reach products for the Oral Care Challenge and a gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate."

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Sweetsation Therapy Review



Most women nowadays are becoming more and more choosy about what they put on there bodies as well as their children's. When I was pregnant I wanted to only put the most natural products on my skin and that has carried on with me. I try to only use natural ingredients on my boys as well as me. I figure if my skin cells are going to be absorbing all sorts of ingredients why not make them be good for you?




Sweetsations has all the products a woman needs to help her feel safe about what she puts on her body. The products are also really great for women of any age. They aren't just all natural lotions. They have everything you need for an entire skin routine as well as anti- aging products. Night creams, baby products, and even organic baby carriers!




Sweetsation Therapy was born in 2008, with the collaboration of two of the USA based labs and a team of chemists, aromatherapists and dermatologists. Our products are Organic and natural treatments that look great, feel great and smell great, and therefore make you feel good. We've combined the best gifts of earth and ocean in our skin care. Aromatherapy elements nourish your body and soul. And most importantly our products are safe for mom and baby. Did you know that everything that is applied on our skin, the largest organ, ultimately ends up in your bloodstream? Consequently, we pass it on to our developing baby. .Each ingredient was thoroughly researched and checked against Cosmetic Safety Database and verified, that it's safe to use for pregnancy while delivering desirable results.


For review I received two amazing items. The first is the Organic Aqua*Tica Botanical Night Cream. I love it. This stuff has real caviar extract! How luxurious is that? I love all the moisture it gives my skin before bedtime. Especially since winter is here and my skin is all dried up.



The other item I tried is the Organic Ellasti*Body Hydrating Caviar Butter. This stuff really rocks! It has all the vitamins and minerals and essential Omega fatty acids that my body needs along with essential oils that smell so great! It has a really nice citrus scent to it and helps lock in the moisture after a warm bath.
Sweetsation Therapy has so many cool items you have to check them out for yourself. To view the entire line please visit SweetsationTherapy.com.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Neo Cell Review


I am always on the lookout for a great supplement. With NeoCell not only are you helping your body but your skin and it's overall appearance as well. With their focus on collagen, hyaluronic acid and pomegranate you can be sure you are getting something healthy.


Neocell sent me their Super Collagen Powder


Provides those specific amino acids (hydroxyproline and hydroxylysine) necessary to replenishing our own body’s collagen supply. This powder tastes great when I add it to my smoothies in the morning. It helps me feel full in the morning and I know I am putting something good in my body.

Hydrolyzed Collagen is a rich natural source of Glycine, the amino acid vital for muscle growth.

Builds bone matrix. Collagen is the mechanical strength of bone.

Corrects weak, broken, split, ridged and damaged nail beds.

Thickens fine hair, adds body and slows down hair loss.

Repairs connective tissues for improved elasticity; blood vessels to help improve circulation; and promotes wound healing and a clearer complexion.

Builds lean muscle to help burn fat while you sleep.

Persons taking this supplement often see visible improvements within a couple weeks.




BENEFITS:
Cardio Health
Menopausal Symptom Relief
Anti-Aging Properties


This is really yummy and I like to alternate between this and the powder in the morning. I add it to my orange juice and it adds a nice kick! I love starting my day off with these products and feel so good afterward.


NeoCell Corporation is located in Newport Beach, California. In 1997, NeoCell Corporation acquired the collagen food supplement product line, which has been on the market since 1986. The company is engaged in distributing innovative and effective anti-aging skin care products, nutraceutical supplements and natural homeopathic remedies for the maintenance of healthy lifestyles.


To view all of the great products NeoCell offers visit neocell.com.


I received product from the company to do this review.

$250 GC Winner

The winner of the $250 gift card pantry makeover challenge is......... ChrisandAnnalisa! Congrats to Annalisa who is expecting- I know how much you like to stretch your dollar at the store so I'm sure you can put this to good use and maybe get some stuff for the little one too!

More winners coming soon!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Legend of the Seeker on DVD Oct.13th!


Legend of the Seeker the complete first season is out today! I can't wait to watch this one- it looks like fun! My husband is really into the whole Lord of the Rings genre and I know would love this.

Based on the internationally best-selling “Sword of Truth” novels and executive produced by Sam Raimi, Legend of the Seeker is a weekly television series that follows the epic journey of a young woods guide named Richard Cypher, a mysterious woman named Kahlan Amnell and a wizard named Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander who come together to stop the evil Darken Rahl from unleashing an ancient and terrifying power.The series recently won the 2009 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series.

Here is a clip in case you haven't seen it before:

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The ABC Studios production includes Craig Horner (“Blue Water High,” “H2O: Just Add Water) as Richard Cypher/The Seeker, Craig Parker (“The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers”) as Darken Rahl, Bridget Regan (“The Best and the Brightest”) as Kahlan Amnell and Bruce Spence (“The Matrix Revolutions”) as Zedd. More than 25 million copies of Terry Goodkind’s popular books in his series “The Sword of Truth” have been sold worldwide and translated into more than 20 languages. The original “Legend of the Seeker” novel was a New York Times number-one bestseller. Bonus Features • Forging the Sword: Crafting a Legend • Words of Truth: A Conversation with Terry Goodkind • Deleted Scenes • Audio Commentaries STREET DATE: October 13, 2009 Suggested retail price: $45.99 U.S. Feature run time: Approx. 950 minutes Rated: ‘TV-14 LSV’ Technical specifications may only apply to feature Aspect ratio: Widescreen (1.78:1) Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Languages: English, with French and Spanish subtitles.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Carol's Daughter Princess Collection



Check out this great new line of all natural beauty products- I wish I had a little girl to buy this for!




When Disney sought to create a beauty experience inspired by Princess Tiana, they immediately thought of Carol’s Daughter founder Lisa Price, whose own life is something of a fairytale. After humble beginnings mixing up beauty products in her Brooklyn kitchen for friends and family, she eventually attracted the attention of A-listers and influencers alike. By continuing to infuse her products with love and care as Carol’s Daughter expanded, Lisa succeeded in growing the brand to national distribution in Carol’s Daughter Homes, Sephora, HSN and department stores such as Macy’s and Dillard’s. As a determined African-American woman who worked hard to make her dreams come true, Lisa sees Princess Tiana as a modern day heroine.

“Disney is proud to collaborate with Carol’s Daughter to bring this wonderful line to life,” said Mary Beech, vice president and general manager, film franchise, Disney Consumer Products. “Princess Tiana gives women and girls a new role model, who exemplifies all of the qualities of a true princess, and the Magical Beauty Collection captures the essence of Tiana’s story of inner beauty and believing in your dreams.”

“This is the moment so many of us have been waiting for and I’m so honored to be a part of something with such social significance,” said Lisa Price, founder of Carol’s Daughter. “I’m thrilled that young African Americans everywhere will see the movie and have someone to identify with, be proud of, and emulate. Princess Tiana will show women, young and old, that they can be beautiful and successful by being themselves and working hard—a powerful message that can’t be underestimated.”


The Magical Beauty Collection by Carol’s Daughter includes:

Shampoo (“The Beauty Within”): Designed with a child’s delicate hair in mind, this cleanser gently removes dirt and residue without stripping hair of natural oils. The formula leaves hair silky smooth and soft to the touch. Renowned for its soothing, nourishing and calming properties, aloe leaf juice helps condition dry scalp and hair. SRP, $10.00

Conditioner (“Inner Shine”): This moisturizing conditioner provides long-lasting softness and shine, leaving hair more manageable for easy combing and styling. Sunflower seed oil cleanses as olive fruit oil and aloe leaf juice condition and hydrate. Protein-rich sweet almond promotes hair growth and adds luster while silk amino acids detangle for improved control and manageability. SRP, $10.00

Hair Detangler (“Dream Big”): This ‘wonder-product’ spray releases tangles while protecting hair against breakage, soothing tender scalps as it conditions. Aloe leaf juice nourishes and calms as cranberry fruit extract helps maintain a healthy, itch-free scalp. Lemon peel extract acts as a natural antiseptic, treating hair concerns while nourishing the scalp and adding shine. SRP, $10.00

Bubble Bath (“Sharing Means Caring”): This moisturizing bubble bath provides long-lasting bubbles that make bath time fun without irritation or drying delicate skin. The ultra rich formula cleanses and moisturizes skin with natural ingredients like aloe leaf juice. SRP, $8.00

Magical Beauty Collection Gift Set: Housed in a reusable tote, it includes shampoo, conditioner, bubble bath and a rose-shaped loofah sponge. SRP, $24.00

The Magical Beauty Collection by Carol’s Daughter is available at Carol’s Daughter Stores, select Disney Stores, Macy’s, Dillard’s, carolsdaughter.com and DisneyStore.com. Customers may also contact Carol’s Daughter at (877) 540-2101.

About Carol’s Daughter
Carol’s Daughter is a line of genuinely natural beauty products for the hair, skin, and body created by Lisa Price and named after her mother Carol. Founded in her Brooklyn, NY kitchen Price’s concoctions have become staples on the shelves of celebrity bathrooms of which grabbed the attention of company partners Will & Jada Pinkett Smith, Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige. Nature, family and love are words that resonate with Carol’s Daughter and each product carries a unique story that describes the familiar manner in which it was born. Even after 16 years of success and expansion, Carol’s Daughter continues to deliver the highest quality products all the while carrying a treasure trove of family secrets ready to be experienced by its valued consumers. For more information, visit www.carolsdaughter.com.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

MustHaveShoes.com Review and Giveaway




The fun part about each new season is new shoes! All of the new fall designs are out and with a great new shoe boutique called MustHaveShoes.com you are sure to find what you are looking for in comfort and style.

MustHaveShoes.com is a new online shoe boutique designed around the way you shop
for shoes in the real world without the real world hassles. Finding the perfect pair of
shoes can be a royal pain in the you-know-what. How many times have you fought
traffic and crowds visiting boutique after boutique only to discover none of them have
the style, color or size you’re looking for? How many times have you tried to shop
online only to give up because the sheer number of shoe choices was just too
overwhelming?
That’s where MustHaveShoes.com comes in - think of it as a customizable shoe
boutique that instantly rearranges itself to display only shoes that match the specific
style, color or size you need.
Looking for a pair of sexy shoes? Just type in “sexy” and all the available sexy shoes
are pulled to create a boutique featuring only the hand-picked selection of sexy shoes.
How about “formal” shoes, “dance” shoes or “red high-heels”? Musthaveshoes.com has
just what you’re looking for - nothing less, nothing more.

They sent me the most comfortable and adorable shoes. The first pair is OTBT boots, Yountville in Navy Suede. They are so perfect to keep my legs and feet warm for the fall. I love the heel it provides to give me support and height.
The second pair I have received so many compliments on. They are the OTBT Victorville in Ruby Suede.
I love wearing them with a pair of jeans and a simple top. They just scream fall for me! They are incredibly comfortable and once again give me great support. I love all of the choices that MustHaveShoes.com carries. Seriously there are so many shoes to choose from!
The people at MustHaveShoes.com are generously offering one winner a pair of shoes of their choice! To enter please visit their site and tell me what shoes you would pick if you won.

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Friday, October 9, 2009

Scott Common Sense Community $100 Gift Card Giveaway!


Scott Common Sense Community is your online destination for tips and advice on life’s everyday challenges. This month, Scott Common Sense Community is all about Change for the Better with tips on building healthy habits, healthy credit, conquering holiday clutter, and 10-minute Halloween costumes. What changes will you make for the better this month? Let us know in the comments section below for the chance to win a $100 Visa Gift Card from Scott to help you along the way!

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

I Love My Roomba!



Don't be jealous, this isn't a post to tell you how I got a free Roomba Robotic Vacuum. I wish it were! I purchased last year on Black Friday my very long awaited Roomba at a heck of a price. It has really helped me out around the house.

The reason why I wanted it so badly to begin with was because we were living in a house full of hardwood floors. I swept those floors everyday. It was amazing to me how quickly the floors accumulated dirt and crumbs and anything else my toddlers put on it. When I finally got my Roomba it was a life saver and has been ever since. With the press of a button it sucks up the mess on my floors. There is nothing better than sitting down while it does all of the work.

It is great at getting along the edges for me and it is so smart. It knows to go in another direction when something is in it's way like a door or an object. The only thing I don't like about it is that I have to pick up all of my kids clothes and toys off of the floor before it vacuums. (Note the sarcasm). I just need to find a gadget to do that for me and I will be set! If you have ever been on the fence about purchasing a robotic vacuum I highly recommend one.

MySavings.com Saves You Moola

If you are a blogger than you probably follow some blogs that have promo codes, free samples and discount coupons. I used to wonder where they got all of there great money saving tips. Now I know that there is a good chance that those blogs probably get all there great money saving tips from MySavings.com.

MySavings.com is a major resource for all of your money saving needs. This site is such a great place for me to get my coupons. I live in a small town where our newspapers don't have coupons. Can you believe it? Thankfully I can rely on MySavings.com to print out my coupons and then take them with me to the store. It is also good for those that don't have the time to clips coupons. It's easy as clicking a button.

For all of my readers that are into entering contests and giveaways- this is the place to go. All of you lucky ladies will have fun entering the Sweepstakes & Contests section for a variety of prizes for anything from free coffee for a year to beauty products. I really like that next to each offer is a star system to where people review and rate how much they like the offer.

My personal favorite is the Survey and Product Tests section. There are tons of legitimate sites listed that you can join to become a product tester for companies that we all use in our home.

I love getting free stuff. I also love getting samples in the mail so that I can try a product out before buying it. MySavings.com offers a large selection of free samples to choose from.

Joing MySavings.com is free and easy. It doesn't take long at all to sign up and doesn't require you to share a lot of personal info. To make your life a little easier and more frugal in this economy join MySavings.com.

DownEast basics Review and Giveaway

I LOVE DownEast basics! Each review I get to do for them gets better and better. There new fall line is out and they have some really trendy and colorful items out. As usual the quality is great and I love how the clothing looks on me (I know, a little stuck up!). I was able to review the Floral Fixation Skirt....



I just love the exposed ruffle- it's so feminine. They have a large selection of skirts with some really beautiful prints. This one will be a favorite for me to wear to church. I also received the Curtsy Coat in Spinach.



It is a beautiful shade of green and I really like the vintage look it gives while keeping me warm at the same time. The third item I received is the Tuxedo Top in Pesto. It is very soft and comfortable yet dresses up any outfit perfectly. I am really loving all the color choices that are available.

So guess what..... one winner will win their very own Potpourri Skirt. This is definitely on my wish list. I crave this skirt. I love how it looks in the picture with a pair of fall boots. So here is what you need to do. Please visit DownEast basics site and tell me what your favorite item is on the site.




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Urban Bratz Review



Finding unique clothing is always fun for a mom. Especially if you find something with a little character that can make you and others laugh. At Urban Bratz they have so many cute and hip shirts for children. My youngest received the shirt pictured above. It is a good fit for him since he can be a bit of a stinker! I love this one though- I just need a girl for it!



I really like the softness factor of the shirt not to mention the length. When I washed the shirt it didn't shrink which is very important for me. To view all of the cute shirt options visit Urban Bratz.

Gotta Catch Santa Claus DVD Release

The countdown to Christmas is on and what better way to celebrate than with a new Christmas movie? Gotta Catch Santa Claus will be released on DVD on October 13th! I can't wait for my family to watch this to get us in the holiday mood. The DVD features none other than William Shatner himself as the voice of Santa and the captain of the most important sleigh in the world! Scheduled to be broadcast nationally on ABC Family during their annual "25 Days of Christmas" programming block.

Below is a clip for you to watch- enjoy!







Hold on to your reindeer because finding Santa is about to become an adventure of a lifetime! Lionsgate releases an all-new CGI animated feature Gotta Catch Santa Claus, starring William Shatner as the voice of Santa. Sure to become a modern-day holiday classic, this funny, contemporary DVD is enjoyable for the entire family and features six jolly jammin’ new holiday songs. When a friend starts to doubt the idea of Santa Claus, 12 year old Trevor sets out on a mission to catch old St. Nick in order to prove his existence and put the skeptics to rest. Gotta Catch Santa Claus, which will be broadcast nationally on ABC Family during their annual "25 Days of Christmas" programming block, features bonus materials on the DVD that include deleted scenes, behind the scenes Santa footage, sing-along songs and more! The DVD is available in a foil embossed O-card on October 13th for the suggested retail price of $19.98.

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES*
· Deleted Scenes
· Santa Behind-the-Scenes Footage
· 2 Sing-Along Songs
*special features subject to change.

SYNOPSIS
Funky music, holiday magic and a supersonic sleigh are all wrapped up in this CGI–animated family adventure starring William Shatner as the voice of Santa! Trevor is a true believer in the holiday spirit, so his skeptical best friend, Veronica, challenges him to show the world actual proof that Santa is real. Trevor and his friends embark on the adventure of a lifetime to catch Santa in action and reveal the true magic of Christmas. But they’ve got to find Santa before LeFreeze — a dim-witted monster who is carrying a serious 100-year-old grudge — and his snowman minions put Christmas on ice forever! Join the race to save Christmas in Gotta Catch Santa Claus, the jolly, jammin’, modern-day holiday classic destined to become a family tradition!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Sur la Table Review



I love fall. It really makes me want to spend more time in the kitchen. It means more baking and soups and comfort foods. The one thing that keeps me from cooking is not having the right gadgets. There are so many out there that can cut your time spent in the kitchen and make all those tedious steps like chopping and blending seem so quick.


At Sur La Table they have everything you could ever need to help you in the kitchen. So many fun gadgets to make your passion or job (depending on how you look at it) easier. They carry name brand appliances, cookware, books and housewares. If you want it they have it. Sur la Table sent me the Cuisinart Smartstick Immersion Blender in Green. I just love it!
First of all the color and design make me feel like I am using some sort of high tech and expensive piece of equipment. I have been trying to find excuses to use it. Second, it works great! The other night I made soup that required the potatoes to be blended in. No more ladeling it into my blender a little bit at a time! It was so fast and easy to use. This is just one of the many great things you can find at Sur La Table. Here is a little background from their site:

The first Sur La Table store opened in Seattle's Pike Place Market in 1972 selling hard-to-find kitchenware imported from France. Since then the company has expanded to 74 stores nationwide, a direct-mail business distributing millions of catalogs each year, an e-commerce site, a gift registry, and a cooking class program. Sur La Table continues to carry many of the same products from France that it carried when it opened, but now offers tools from around the world to prepare any cuisine. Sur La Table remains committed to its roots by continuing to provide exceptional customer service and a broad assortment of premium-quality products. Sur La Table headquarters are located in Seattle, Washington.
To view all of the things offered at Sur La Table please visit http://www.surlatable.com/home.do

Perricone Cold Plasma Giveaway


I love a product that works on any skin type! Here is some info about Perricone Cold Plasma from their site:

Cold Plasma is a universal skin care product; suited for anyone, no matter how old your skin is, what your skin type is, or whether you’re male or female.

Cold Plasma works through a patented ionic suspension carrier system which allows for your skin to extract from Cold Plasma’s formula according to your individual, unique needs. This personalized system, called biochemical individuality, is a self-selection process charged by phospholipids, major cell membrane components. Phospholipids are fat derivatives which help lock in moisture, because phosopholipid bilayers have hydrophilic (attracted to water) heads facing outward and hydrophobic (mix poorly with water) tails facing inward toward each other. The phospholipids in this formula help direct needed nutrients where they can be effectively used through the cell membrane. This means, if any of the ingredients aren’t needed, they just won’t be utilized.

Cold Plasma works through this system to deliver optimal nutrition to skin cells to help skin achieve a healthy, glowing, youthful appearance.

It does so by helping combat the 10 signs of aging, which include:
Firmness
Elasticity
Clarity
Radiance
Smoothness
Texture
Redness
Blotchiness
Fine lines and wrinkles
Dryness

Beyond the unique delivery system, the key sciences behind this product include:
Advanced neuropeptide technology to give anti-inflammatory effects, which assist in slowing the 10 aforementioned signs of aging.
DMAE to help stimulate nerve function, thus causing muscles under skin to tighten, providing a lifted and firm appearance to sagging skin.

L-tyrosine, an amino acid, brightens skin to help radiate a youthful glow.
DHA, an essential amino acid, to support the preservation and hydration of skin.

One winner will receive their own Perricone Cold Plasma! To enter please leave a comment telling me why you think that you would benefit from using the Cold Plasma.



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Giveaway ends Oct 21st 11:59 pm Open to US only

Know Your Bladder Better Review and Giveaway

If you are a woman chances are you have had the unpleasant experience of a UTI (urinary tract infection). We all know how miserable they can make us! I think that often there is also a lack of knowledge about what causes UTI's and how they can be treated.

Cystex has teamed up with Elizabeth Kavaler, M.D., one of 500 female urologists in the United States specializing in female urinary tract issues and author of “A Seat on the Aisle, Please! The Essential Guide to Urinary Tract Problems in Women,” (Copernicus Books, 2006), produce a series of videos discussing various topics about urinary tract health.



One winner will receive their own copy of Dr. Kavaler's book (a $45 value!). To enter please visit Cytex's site and tell me a tip that you learned in preventing UTI's.

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