Friday, December 14, 2012

Capture the Moment

My children are growing so fast and each year I find myself asking "Where did the time go?"  It seems that just yesterday my daughter was a baby and that my son was in Pre-K.  I am also gently reminded that I don't want another day to pass with out enjoying the moment.

This is why I have started taking more pictures of my kids.  I have always tried to document the milestones and important events as they come up but now I am trying to take more pictures just because.  Just because I don't want to ask myself where did the time go again.

A great way to share these special moments with loved ones is through a gift during the holidays.  I would love to get my son a poster of the picture we took on the day that he received his student of the month award this last May, I found this UK site now I’m looking for a US site that offers the same service.  I know that he would enjoy that gift and it would be something that he could keep as a reminder of his accomplishment.  




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Get Festive With Dial Holiday Foaming Hand Soap


I love the new bottle designs of the Dial Holiday Foaming Hand Soap.  The Dial Soap holiday collection now comes in 4 holiday designs.  You may choose from Santa, a Snowman, a Candy Cane or even a Holiday Scene.  I like that the fun and festive bottles help to dress up our bathroom while still providing the same Dial Complete Foaming Hand Wash that I have come to love and trust.  These bottles contain Dial Complete's antibacterial foaming hand wash and it helps to kill germs while still being gentle to your skin.   


These soaps will help make your home a little more fun for the holidays and it may even encourage more handwashing.  My children seem a little more willing to wash their hands and to use soap when the scent smells nice and when the bottle is pretty.  Plain liquid soap doesn't excite them but foaming holiday soap does the trick!  

To find out more about Dial Soap, visit them on facebook and on their website.        

Disclosure:  I am a member of Purex Insiders and they have sent me 2 bottles of Dial Holiday Foaming Hand Soap to try for free.  All opinions are my own.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

OraMD The Mouth Doctor Review and Giveaway

I have been given the chance to try OraMD and I am happy to be able to give 1 bottle of OraMD to 3 of my readers who enter the giveaway on the rafflecopter form below. 


You may be asking "What is OraMD and how is it different from products that I already use?"  I would answer that by saying OraMD is an all natural 3 in 1 liquid product that can be used as a toothpaste, mouthwash and breath freshener.  I love that this small, easy to carry bottle works for all of my mouth needs and it has 400 drops in it making it last a long time!  You simply use 2 to 5 drops each time you need OraMD.       

Give OraMD a try if you have problems with your gums or breath.  It is sodium lauryl sulfate and flouride-free and it is made of 100% pure botanical oils from almonds, spearmint and peppermint.  You may find more about this 3 in 1 product at www.oramd.org.

Giveaway Time:   3 of my readers who enter the giveaway on the rafflecopter form below will win 1 bottle of OraMD so that they may try it for themself.



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Winter Is Here!

It seems that old man winter has finally arrived!  Our temperature has dropped all day long and it will be well below freezing when we wake up in the morning.  This abrupt change in weather has gotten me to thinking about our heating situation and I know that our bathroom will be freezing cold in the morning!   There is nothing to look forward to when you know that you have to shower and dress in a cold bathroom.

I would love to get a new bathroom heater like the ones here that would be cost effective and make us more comfortable while getting ready in the morning and evenings.  Our bathroom is one of the most used rooms in the house and it would be nice to make it a little bit cozier when we are in there.  I love this stylish heater Atlantic 2012 bathroom heater.  It is compact and would dress up our area nicely.

 How do you plan to stay warm this winter? 

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Torani Brings Holiday Cheer


The cold mornings and chilly evenings make me crave hot drinks more than usual.  I am a coffee kind of girl and I don't enjoy it black.  I like to add flavors, creamers, milk or sweeteners to my drink and I am not afraid to experiment.  I enjoy finding new ways to create coffee drinks and Torani has helped me to do that.  I have been sent a Pumpkin Pie Sugar Free syrup and a Sugar Free Hazel Nut syrup from Torani through SheSpeaks and I have been asked to share a special creation and a contest with you.     



I have created a very nice Skinny Pumpkin Pie Latte recipe and I hope that you enjoy it too. 

1/2 cup of hot coffee
1/2 cup of skim milk
2 tablespoons of Sugar Free Pumpkin Pie Torani syrup
1 small spoon of sugar free whipped topping
sprinkle of cinnamon

I brew my morning cup of coffee and then I pour 1/2 cup of it into a large mug.  I add 1/2 cup of skim milk to that along with 2 tablespoons of Sugar Free Pumpkin Pie Torani syrup.  I give the drink a gentle stir before I add a small spoon of sugar free whipped topping to it.  I add a dash of cinnamon on top of the drink and then I sit back to enjoy it.  
   
I will be adding this recipe to the Torani Holiday Cheers Contest.  You may enter the contest too by telling Torani how you use their syrups to turn your everyday coffee and/or recipes into something special.  Be sure to submit a photo with your recipe to holidaycheerscontest@torani.com.  Lucky winners will win special Mr. Coffee prize packs along with Torani Syrups.

For more recipes using Torani syrups, check out their website

Disclosure:  I am a member of SheSpeaks and I have been given the opportunity to try 2 flavors from Torani Syrups through them so that I may complete an honest review of their product.  All opinions are my own.  

Choosing Gluten Free Products Can Be Fun


Gluten free products are becoming more popular day by day.  As a consumer I am happy to see the wide variety of items that are available on the shelves today.  One of my favorite brands is Udi's Gluten Free.  They have many items to choose from such as breads, bagels, buns, pizza, cookies, brownie bites, cinnamon rolls, muffin, muffin tops, frozen pizza and even granola.  While this is a long and exciting list, they are still adding more new products to their line.  Be sure and look for the classic french and seeded whole grain dinner rolls as well as french baguettes.  These should be in the stores near you soon.

I love that not only are Udi's Gluten Free foods 100% gluten free but they are delicious too.  Udi's bakery is a 100% dedicated certified gluten free bakery.  This ensures that their products are 100% free of gluten.  There is no chance of cross contamination with other products.  Their products are also free of artificial flavors, colors and preservatives.  When I feed my family Udi's products, I know what they are eating and I feel good about that.  Udi's has such a wide variety of breads and snacks to choose from that we don't miss the gluten.  My family never has to eat the same foods over and over.  I make sure to change it up each week so that they don't tire of eating gluten free.

One of our favorite Udi's Gluten Free products is their cookies.  They come in chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, and snickerdoodle.  The snickerdoodle are my favorite.  They are soft and chewy, plus they remind me of the snickerdoodles that my grandmother use to make.   

You may find Udi's Gluten Free foods online or at a grocery store near you.  Whole Foods, Kroger, Safeway and Publix are known to carry Udi's nationally.  If you would like to see Udi's Gluten Free products in your local store, be sure and put in a product request at the customer service desk.  Many stores will stock products if they are requested. 

Disclosure:  I have received free product coupons for posting an honest review for Udi's Gluten Free.  All opinions are my own.   

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

All Natural Skin Care


The cold winter air and dry indoor heat aggravates my already troublesome skin.  Being that my skin is sensitive I normally hesitate to use new skin care products but all natural skin care products intrigue me and I was more than happy to try two products for WRRYFree Skin Care through tomoson.



I was sent a quarter sized sample of  the Climb On! Bar and this is the first moisturizer bar that I have ever tried.  I like the concept of being able to rub a dry bar over my skin and to have it moisturized.  There is no product mess left on your skin because there is no way to over squeeze like you can do with lotions.  The Climb On! Bar can soothe burns, cuts, scrapes, rashes, cracked cuticles and heels, tissue nose, road rash, diaper rash, abrasions, poison ivy and any other skin issue that needs deep moisturizing and nourishing.


I was also sent a sample of the Climb On! Creme.  The Creme is a deep moisturizer that nourishes your skin.  You can a apply the Climb On! Creme to your skin to moisturize and nourish it if you are in the sun, wind, ice, rain, water, chemicals, etc.  It can also be used after extreme exposure for moisturizing relief.

The Climb On! Bar and Creme can take the place of many items in your bathroom cabinet.  They can be used for make-up removal, cuticle cream, intense nighttime moisturizer, before and after the sun lotion, and even as a conditioning aftershave for face or legs.

They say that a little goes a long way however, I have psoriasis on my knees and calves and I wish that I had been sent full sized products so that I could truly test these products over a longer period of time to see if it can really help all skin conditions.

To find out more about about WRRYFree Skin Care products please visit their website.

Disclosure:  I have been sent 2 samples of Climb On! products through tomoson so that I could try them and complete an honest review of the products.  All opinions are my own.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

     

What Is On Your Wish List?

Can you believe that Christmas is less than a month away?  This year has just flown by.  It seems that we were just putting in our garden yesterday when the reality is that it has already came, produced and died away.

Last year we put in a raised bed for our garden and as you can see by the picture below, we had to use an old fashioned water hose to water our garden.  This year, I am putting a hozelock automatic garden watering system on my Christmas wish list.  This system will allow us to water our garden efficiently and more cost effectively.  We can also use a timer so that our garden will be watered even if we are out of town.



What is on your wish list this year?     


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So Much To Do and So Little Time

As we all know, the holiday are a busy time of year especially for bloggers.  Not only are we worried about our Christmas shopping lists, holiday decorations and food menus but we are also swamped with reviews this time of year.  There are so many companies who want their name out there in the public eye so that they can be on the top of the gift buying list.  Normally I am in high gear when the stress comes on but right now all I want to do is play computer games.  I know that this may sound silly but there isn't much better than a few rounds of games on pogo or free bingo hunter.  I like to get a cup of coffee and play a few games to start my morning.  My problem is that my few minutes can drag on and become a few hours if I am not careful.

Like my post title says, there is so much to do and so little time so I had better get busy and write a couple of reviews.  I may reward myself with a few rounds of games this evening.

Do you like to play games online?  If so, what are your favorite sites to visit?

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Friday, November 9, 2012

CuddleUppets Are Fun!

My daughter is a commercial watcher and a lot of times I hear:  "Mom!!"  "Look Mom!"  "I want that! Mom!"  I hear this so often that I tend to turn a deaf ear to it unless it's around her birthday or Christmas.  One of the many commercials that she enjoys is the CuddleUppet commercial.  She has wanted a CuddleUppet for a while now and she was ecstatic to  learn that she was getting a CuddleUppet of her very own for this review.


We have received the yellow puppy CuddleUppet for our review.  I love that the blanket is very generous in size.  It measures 28" by 39" and it is perfect for sleeping with at night.  It is also great for watching television with, playing pretend with and even for putting on a puppet show.  This machine washable blanket is cuddly, cute and affordable.  I believe that CuddleUppets would make a great gift for a boy or girl.  Who doesn't like to cuddle up and get cozy?

CuddleUppets are available in eight different varieties: Pink Poodle, Blue Elephant, Purple Monkey, Yellow Puppy, Brown Bear, Green Crocodile and the newest additions: Pink Ladybug and Magic Unicorn. They are available online at cuddleuppets.com and in major retailers as well as on Amazon.

Disclosure:  I have received a CuddleUppet courtesy of Jay at Play through The Blogger Connection to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Revlon: Expression Experiment Facebook Fun!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Revlon for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I am a member of SocialSpark and they have teamed up with Revlon for this fun blogging opportunity.   

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I am always looking for new ways to update my look and the Revlon Expression Experiment has become my go to tool.  This is a new, easy to use application on facebook that has given me numerous ideas on how to modernize both my makeup and wardrobe.  With this new application I am able to find new colors and techniques to try out.  Once I try the new idea, then I can share my findings with the Revlon Expression Experiment community online.     

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I appreciate that the Revlon Expression Experiment application on facebook offers expert encouragement and expression tips to help me along the way on my road to success.  I also like that the Revlon Expression Experiment offers me monthly challenges.  I am challenged to try new makeup looks and styles each month which gives me something to look forward too.  After the month is over, then I have the access to view the challenge results from my friends and other challengers too.  This social interaction makes the process fun and entertaining at the same time.   There is even an added bonus:  the first 100 fans each month to complete a challenge will have the chance to receive a free product!  How cool is that!

Whether you are looking for a new lipstick color or technique to apply your  nail polish, be sure to check out the Revlon Expression Experiment on facebook.  Please feel free to share what you find with me too!  

 

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Think Mrs. Cubbison's For Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving will be here before we know it and one of my favorite traditions is enjoying Thanksgiving lunch with my family. We usually have turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn, green beans, sweet potatoes and plenty of desserts for our meal. My mom is normally the main cook for this dinner but this year I have offered to bring the stuffing. I will be taking a dish made from Mrs. Cubbison's Seasoned Dressing.



Easy To Bake Stuffing Casserole:

Ingredients:

1 6-ounce packages of Mrs. Cubbison's Classic Seasoned Dressing
1 stick of melted margarine
3/4 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup chicken broth

This recipe was very easy to make and it taste great too.  I preheat our oven to 350°F, then combine the dressing mix with the chopped vegetables.  Next I stir in the chicken broth and melted butter in slowly. After this step, I spoon the mixture into a greased casserole dish and cover it with foil.  I bake the stuffing casserole dish on the middle rack of the oven at 350°F for 30 minutes. Last, I remove the cover and bake the dish another 5 to 10 minutes so that the top of the casserole will brown and crisp just a bit.  I have made this recipe before and I must say that it is a hit!


While reviewing the results from Mrs. Cubbison's "Thanksgiving Across America" Survey, I found that our family is like most other families who participated in their survey.  The survey results show that Thanksgiving is the 2nd most popular holiday among all of the survey takers, while Christmas came in first.  I also learned that like me, most people are the most thankful for their family and that they enjoy turkey first on Thanksgiving and stuffing was second followed by mashed potatoes!  If you noticed, our Thanksgiving Day menu contains these exact 3 items!  I think that it's pretty cool that most people who took this survey will be eating the same menu on the same day, all in different places.   If you would like to find out more about things you may have in common with others, you may see the actual results of the survey online. You may find out more about Mrs. Cubbison's on facebook and even get Thanksgiving Tips too!

What is on your Thanksgiving menu?  I would love to know. 

Disclosure:  I was sent a sample product so that I may prepare the recipe above.  All opinions are my own.  No other compensation was exchanged. 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Parnevu: Hair Products For Me and For You!

 

Over the last few weeks I have had a chance to try 3 great products from Parnevu.  Parnevu specializes in 2 types of products:  T-Tree based products and Extra Dry care products.  I wanted to try something from both of their lines so I chose to try the Parnevu T-Tree Shampoo, Parnevu Extra-Dry Salon Shampoo and the Parnevu Extra-Dry After Shampoo Conditioner.



I was excited to try the T-Tree Shampoo first.  The Parnevu T-Tree Oil products are specially formulated to help promote hair growth, prevent hair breakage, repair split ends, and eliminate dry scalp.  Normally my hair is fine, long, and dry.  I often have split ends and hair breakage along with a dry scalp too.  I was hoping that the T-Tree Shampoo would help me to over come the dry and itchy scalp that I tend to get in the colder months and I wasn't disappointed.  After using the T-Tree Shampoo over a week I noticed less split ends and my hair was healthier and more moisturized.  I like that the T-Tree Shampoo from Parnevu is inexpensive and it works well with my hair type.


The next product for me to try was the Parnevu Salon Shampoo for Extra-Dry Hair.  I must say that I love the way that this shampoo smells and works!  It is specially formulated to remove buildup from your hair and it contains natural oils to leave your hair moist, soft and silky.  I am a shampoo every day kind of girl and I find that this products allows me to shampoo every day without drying out my hair!  My hair seems softer and more manageable than before.


I have paired up the Parnevu Salon Shampoo for Extra-Dry Hair with the After Shampoo Conditioner from Parnevu.  This conditioner is also formulated for extra dry hair and it helps to lock in moisture and prevent hair breakage at the same time.  The Parnevu After Shampoo Conditioner helps to protect my hair from the damage that heated appliances such as blow dryers and curling irons may cause.  I find that the two products work great together and my hair and scalp aren't dry anymore. 



You may find out more about Parnevu on their website, facebook and on twitter.  


Disclosure:  I have received 3 free products so that I may try Parnevu for myself and provide you with an honest review of their products.  All opinions are my own.  No other compensation was exchanged.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss Review & Giveaway CLOSED


I am a member of MyBlogSpark and they have teamed up with Mary Kay for this fun review and giveaway opportunity.  I have received a Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss Gift Pack that includes five shades of the Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss for this review and one of my readers who enters this giveaway through the rafflecopter form below will receive the same gift pack that I have received.  Yay!


I love the new Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss because it adds moisture, shine and color to my lips!  The lip gloss comes in 14 amazing colors such as Cream and Sugar, Icicle, Mango Tango, Au Natural, Fancy Nancy, Pink Parfait, Pink Sateen, Pink Luster, Berry Tart, CafĂ© Au Lait, Rich Spice, Beach Bronze, Rock ‘n’ Red and Red Passion.  These brilliant colors will definitely add a pick me up to your makeup routine.  Regardless of your skin tone, the Mary Kay NouriShine Lip Gloss is gloss is perfect for anyone who is looking for a boost of moisture with added color for their lips.  The best part is that the Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss contains key ingredients such as Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Aloe Leaf Extract and Pomegranate Sterol.  These ingredients help to strengthen your skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, smooth lips and helps soften and calm the skin while helping you to look beautiful!

You may find out more about Mary Kay on their website, facebook and twitter.

Giveaway time:  One of my readers who enters this giveaway through the rafflecopter form below will win a  Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss Gift Pack that includes five shades of the Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss.  Good Luck!
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Brighten Up Your Home With Indoor Or Outdoor Lighting


We have lived in our current home for a little over 2 years now.  At first, it was hard for me to embrace our new house and to make it our home.  We had lived in our other house since our kids were born and we were leaving a lot of memories behind as we moved.  To help with our family transition, I have found that when we update a room or space, we are making it our own.  We are putting our personal touches to the home and we are proud of our accomplishments at the same time.

Some of our best talks are around our dining room table and I have been wanting to update that space for a while now.  It would be nice to replace the old chandalier with a new and updated light fixture.  I like the modern look of a flush ceiling light.  I would love something like this fabulous Searchlight Lighting with 5 swirled lights and classic antique brass for our dining room.  It is very pretty and it will not only add to the decor of our room but it will provide us with the lighting that we need.

Searchlight Lighting at Mail Order Lighting.

I would also love to update our living room with a few Tiffany Lamps.  This Tiffany Camillo lamp at Mail Order Lighting would be perfect for us.  It is a large size and the warm colors work well with our living room.  It would definitely brighten up our space in a stylish way!

Tiffany Camillo Lamp at Mail Order Lighting.



Have you been thinking of a remodel or update for your home?  If so then Mail Order Lighting may be for you!  Mail Order Lighting has both indoor and outdoor lighting that will help improve the space of your home.  Decorating and updating a new home can be fun.  I find that it is more affordable and rewarding if we do it a little bit at a time.  Do you have any tips for help making a new house a home?

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Dermagist Review

I can tell that the seasons are changing because my skin is changing too.  My skin seems to get drier and tends to crack slightly during the colder months.  This is why I am glad to have found Dermagist.  Dermagist offers high end quality skin care items that work well for many skin care needs such as acne prone skin, anti aging and wrinkle formula, and daily maintenance needs.

Over the past month, I have been using the Hydropeutic Body Lotion from Dermagist.  This body lotion goes on smoothly and it deeply hydrates my skin nicely.  I like that the Hydropeutic Body Lotion calms and soothes my skin as it helps to relieve any irritations that I may have.  The combinations of green and white tea along with the antioxidant properties in this lotion work well together and smell nice at the same time.

I have also been using the Hydro-Renewal Hand Cream from Dermagist.  This hand cream is unique because it can renew the youthful appearance of my hands as it helps to heal cracks and dryness at the same time.  While my hands don't have age spots yet, they do have wrinkles and get cracked in the winter.  I am hoping that with continued use of the Hydro-Renewal Hand Cream that I may eliminate the wrinkles and cracks all together as well as ward off age spots.

The Foot & Heel Revitalizng Cream is my last product to try from Dermagist.  This cream is great for severe to moderate dry feet and it works to help heal cracked heels.   As I use this cream on my feet, I can feel the Neem, Manuka and Karanja oil, Shea butter and Eucalyptus going to work.  The scent is calming and the lotion is cooling.  These two great properties work well together for tied feet after a long day.   

 You may find out more about Dermagist on their website and on facebook.

Disclosure:  I have received free product samples from Dermagist so that I may complete an honest review of their products.  All opinions are my own.

 


Friday, October 19, 2012

Photo Keepsakes Make Great Gifts

The holidays are upon us and it is time for me to start thinking of gifts for loved ones.  I like to give gifts that are both personal and useful.  This is why I like to give photo gifts.  Photo gifts can be fun to create and they allow you to add your own personal touch to the item.

I find that photo books make a great gift for loved ones who live far away from me.  I like to create new photo books each year that include pictures of my family celebrating each different season and the milestones that we cross.  Photo books also allow my family to share the changes and growths that we have had through the year with those who may not live near us. 
Special valid through 21/10/12 at Jessops Photo.

Right now you can create your own photo book at Jessops Photo and save 1/3 off.  This promotional offer is valid until 21/10/2012.  You simply use the code BOOKTHIRD at the checkout.  Their prices start from £6 and they are available in 9 sizes that range from small to XXL.  Jessops Photo even gives you a choice of 6 cover styles for your photo book.  You may also choose from glossy paper, matt photo paper or glossy photo paper for your book.  These options will surely help you to create a memory album that is unique to your personality.

I like to create photo calendars for my family as well.  I find that personal calendars are a fun way to include family members who live far away in our daily lives.  With a photo calendar you can choose 12 different pictures for your gift.  With each turn of the new month, you will get a gentle reminder of someone who is close to you.  It is like a monthly smile and hello that makes the loved one seem that much closer.
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Jessops Photo also has a sale on calendars now.  You may save 50% off all calenders by using the code CALENDAR50 at checkout.  This promotion offer is valid through 21/10/12.  I like that you may choose your start month on your photo calendar at Jessops Photo.  Each calendar has a special glossy finish to it.  Either way you go,  you can't go wrong with a photo gift.  It is a gift that gives all year long and brightens hearts along the way.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

ChapStick Sport Ready Review & Giveaway CLOSED

Summer may be over but the sun's harmful rays are still out there.  This is why I am glad to have found ChapStick Sport Ready.  ChapStick Sport Ready has a broad spectrum spf30 built in which will help protect our lips from the sun's damaging UVA/UVB rays.  ChapStick Sport Ready is also water resistant for up to 80 minutes.    


I like the new ChapStick Sport Ready because it has a clip on the top lid.  This makes it very convenient to carry and not get lost.  Usually I just toss my ChapStick into my gym bag and it falls to the bottom of the bag.  Now I can clip the ChapStick Sport Ready onto my gym bag when I go to the gym and I don't have to dig for it.  This will definitely be a time and lip saver for me.

I will be clipping a ChapStick Sport Ready on to my wind breaker zipper too.  ChapStick will protect my lips from the drying effects of the wind and cold weather so I don't want to leave home without it.

I have also had a chance to try the ChapStick Moisturizer in Raspberry Creme.  It is made with 10 moisturizing ingredients and it has an spf of 15, Aloe and Vitamin E.  I like that the ChapStick Moisturizer Raspberry Creme has a fun fruity flavor that my kids and I will enjoy.  In the past I have had a hard time getting them to put on sun protection but I think that the Raspberry Creme flavor will entice them to try it.  




To find out more about ChapStick and their products, please visit their website or find them on their facebook page.

If you would like to win a ChapStick Sport Ready prize pack for yourself please fill out the rafflecopter form below.



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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Sueno Luxury Bed And Mattresses In The UK

Have you been looking for new bedroom furniture?  If so, then Sueno  may be for you.  They sell luxury beds and mattresses that will fit any decor or lifestyle. 

Sueno offers a price guarantee and free UK delivery on all orders.  I like shopping at Sueno because it is easy to find what you want quickly.  You can choose whether you want to shop for mattresses, beds, divans, beds, or other bedroom furniture on their home page.  Once you decide which category you wish to look at first, then you may narrow down your selection by style.

I am looking for a new bed and mattress for my son's room so I chose to look at the beds on sale.  I found a lovely double bed in the Bali Leather Ottoman Bed.  I like that this bed is reduced from £469.00 down to £369.00 and it includes the headboard.  It has dark chocolate bi-cast leather and it is made in the UK.  My favorite feature of this frame is that is has four times the storage of divan alternatives.  The unique, gas powered lift mechanism of this bed allows the area underneath the mattress base to be accessed for storage.  This extra storage space will definitely come in handy as my son grows older.  This storage could be used for his out of season clothes so that his closet is freed up for other needed items.
Bali Leather Ottoman Bed


While shopping on Sueno, I found a Posture Space Mattress to go with the bed of my choice.  This mattress is made by Sleepmode in the UK.  I like this firm polyester and cotton filled mattress because it is affordable and and it sounds durable.  The side handle bars will allow this mattress to be turned and rotated easily so that we get many years of good sleep on it.
Posture Space Mattress



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My Fall Favorites With Arby's Grand Turkey Club

Fall is upon us and I am so ready for it!  I love the cooler temperatures and the changing colors of the leaves on the trees.  To me, fall is a great time for going outside and teaching the kids about Mother Nature too.  The kids get to run, play and exercise while having fun and we are spending good quality family time together as well.

Yesterday we went to the park to see how many outdoor changes we could find.  We made sure to take a tote bag along with us so that we could take our finds home with us.  We will be using the items from our nature hunt to make a table decoration and wreath for our front door.  We found many different colored leaves and types of nuts on the ground.  We also collected several sticks in different shapes and sizes along with a few pinecones to add to our collection.  Not only did we learn about nature but we will re-purposing the items as well!   

 
After our day of fun, we were hungry for dinner and I sure didn't want to cook so we took the family to Arby's.  I had been wanting to try their NEW Grand Turkey Club sandwich and I was not disappointed.  This is a large freshly sliced roasted turkey sandwich that is topped with melted Swiss cheese,  bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo.  The best part is that it is served hot and on a toasted harvest wheat bun!  Arby's New Grand Turkey Club really has craveability!  I love the freshness of the sliced roasted turkey and the bacon and swiss cheese tops it off wonderfully.  Arby's Grand Turkey Club sandwich is definitely on my favorites list and I will be ordering it again soon. 


Football is another one of my fall favorites.  My son plays football for the 7th grade school team and my daughter is cheering for our 3rd and 4th grade football team this year too.  This Saturday our game will be out of town and the town happens to have an Arby's.  I may be trying another one of Arby's Turkey Roasters.  They have a Turkey Classic, Turkey 'n Chedder Classic and of course, The Grand Turkey Club.  Either way, I can't go wrong.  Plus I won't have to cook or clean up!

You may find out more about Arby's on their webpage, twitter and facebook.




Disclosure:   This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Arby’s blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.  

I have received a $20 gift card from Arby's so that I would try the Turkey Grand Club sandwich.   

Monday, October 15, 2012

Do You Have Cold Floors? Think World Rugs

Winter will be here before we know it and to me, this means cold mornings and even colder floors.  To help solve this problem, I have been looking for some area rugs for our home.  This is how I found out about World Rugs.   World Rugs carries a vast assortment of floor rugs.  They have round rugs, runners, modern and even traditional styled rugs.  They also carry rugs made from wool, skins and natural material too.  


Shopping at World Rugs is quick, easy and affordable.  If you know the color of rug you wish to purchase, then you may choose your color on the home page of the World Rugs website.  Once you choose the rug color then you may select a rug shape, price range, size or construction material.  These steps will help you to choose the perfect rug for your home.  If you are looking for a designer or luxurious rug, they have those too at World Rugs.

We have carpet in our bedrooms and living room but our entry way is ceramic tile.  I think that this nice Aura Cream rectangle shaped rug from World Rugs would work nicely in our entry way.  It is inviting and will dress up the area.  I also love the earth tone contemporary colours and designs of this wonderful shaggy rug.

120 x 170 - Aura - Cream - Rectangle Shaped Rug picture borrowed from website.

 

 


World Rugs also carries a variety of retro/funky rugs.  These patterns would work well in our kitchen which is a tan and olive green paint combination and we have hard wood, dark stained cabinets.  Our floors in the kitchen are a dark wood laminate and they get chilly in the morning.  A rug like this below would be a definite welcome in there.  Not only would it make the floor more bearable but it would lighten the room and add some joy to the space.


60 x 230 - Fusion - Cream - Runner Shaped Rug picture taken from World Rugs website.

Be sure to check out World Rugs if you are in the market for a new rug for your home.          


My disclosure policy may be found here.  All opinions are my own.


    


Friday, October 5, 2012

Do You Need A New Look? Try BuyWigs



Maybe you are looking to spice up your life a little bit or you could be looking for a new hair style, either way BuyWigs may have your answer.   BuyWigs is the largest independent wig supermarket on the internet.  They have hundreds of wigs for you to choose from.  They even hand pick and stock the leading wigs from manufacturers based on quality, range and value.

BuyWigs carries wigs and hair pieces that can help you to create a new look that you are sure to enjoy.  They carry wigs in each of these styles: the bob, human hair, long hair, medium length hair, novelty wigs, petite wigs, short hair and even synthetic wigs.  BuyWigs also carries many new collections from wig industry leaders such as Jon Renau, Natural Image, Racquel Welch and Ellen Wille Perucci as well.

My favorite wig from BuyWigs is from the Jon Renau Angel Wig Illusion Collection.  I love that it is flity and similar to my current hair style.  It is available in standard or mixed colors and the price is right as well.

Picture is from the BuyWigs website.


I like BuyWigs because it is easy to shop.  You simply choose the style of wig that you want on their home page and then you can narrow your choices down by the price that you are willing to pay.  Whether you are looking for a party wig for Halloween or a short styled wig for a more sophisticated look, BuyWigs is the place to shop.

Please see my disclosure.  All opinions are my own.       



Thursday, October 4, 2012

Update Your Look With iconeyewear

Have you been looking for a fun and stylish way to update your look?  If so, then iconeyewear may be able to help you out!  Iconeyewear has eye glasses for both men and women.  They carry readers, sun-readers, and even driving glasses.  They have a wide variety of glasses to choose from and they are both up to date and affordable.

I like shopping at iconeyewear because it is easy to find what you are looking for and the site loads quickly.  Once I was on the site,  I clicked on womens at the top of the page and then I was able to see the styles that they carry.  I was amazed by the selections that were available.  For women, they carry 15 styles that range from aviator and butterfly to wayfarer and wrapped.  You are surely to find a frame that suits your needs at iconeyewear.  


Did you know that they make sun-readers?  This is my first time to hear about sun-readers but I love this idea!  There have been so many times that I have taken a book to the park or pool and I have left my contacts at home.  A pair of sun-readers would be great to keep in my bag for times like this.  I would have both the sun protection and visual aid that I need.   

My favorite pair of sun-readers from iconeyewear are below.  These are great and will go with any outfit that I have on.  Plus they are the 2 in one product that I need.

Keyhole Round Reading Sunglasses Matte Tortoiseshell picture taken from website.




I also found a great pair of reading glasses that I would love to try out.  These look fun and comfortable.  I especially like that I can put in my prescription strength at iconeyewear and be assured that the readers that I order will fit my vision needs.

Star Detail Wayfarer Reading Glasses in Tort picture taken from website

My disclosure policy may be found here.   All opinions are my own.

 

Friday, September 28, 2012

Squatchi Review and Giveaway CLOSED

You may be wondering what exactly is a squatchi and how would you use it.  I was wondering the same thing myself when I was first contacted for this review.  I am now happy to tell you that a squatchi is an at home shoe sizer that is made specially for children ages 0-12.

I love the idea of having an at home shoe sizer.  It is a quick and convenient way to find out my child's shoe size and it will save me a lot of time in the future when I am out shoe shopping.  I don't know how many times I have found the perfect pair of shoes at the best price and I have guessed at the size only to have to return the shoes back to the store because they didn't fit.  Now I can use the squatchi to find out each of my children's shoe size before I go out shopping.  I can take their measurements with me and shop while they are in school.  How convenient is that!  I can take my time looking and not have to worry with the "are we done yet" comments or the "uh mom" sighs.       

I like the squatchi because it is made of a durable and washable hard plastic.  I can even write on it with a permanent marker and keep it as a growth chart for my children.  This is a fun way to track their growth and also assure me that the shoes that I buy for them will fit them.

The squatchi is easy to use and it comes with instructions printed on it so there are no papers to keep up with.  The best part is that squatchi is made for moms by moms and it is made in the U.S.A.

You may find the squatchi on amazon and on buybuybaby.com as well as a few select brick and mortar stores.

Giveaway Time:  One of my readers who enters this giveaway through the rafflecopter form below will win a squatchi of their very own. Good Luck!





a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclosure:  I was sent a squatchi to use for this review.  All opinions are my own.    

  

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Dress Up Your iPhone

I am excited about the release of the New iPhone 5 and I have been in search of accessories for it.  During my search I found an easy to shop, online site called Mobile Madhouse.  Mobile Madhouse not only carries iPhones but they also have cases, covers and other accessories for iPhones as well. 

I like to dress up my phone to make it match my personality.  I find that a stylish case helps me to do this.  Mobile Madhouse has many cases to choose from.  They have cases that are traditional solid colors such as white or black and they also have other fun colors such as blue, green, pink and hot pink to choose from. 

This is my favorite case at Mobile Madhouse and it is on sale for £3.90.

You may find this iPhone 5 case at Mobile Madhouse.

I like accessories for my mobile phone because it helps me to identify which phone is mine and accessories help me to stand out in the crowd.  I like to make my phone my own and to help do this I would add a fun Apple iPhone 5 Mini Stylus Pen to it.  My favorite one from Mobile Madhouse is below and it is on sale for £1.90 right now.

You may find this Apple iPhone 5 Mini Stylus Pen at Mobile Madness.


Mobile Madhouse offers free delivery to the UK mainland on all orders that are over £100.  While you are browsing their website be sure to sign up for the Mobile Madhouse newsletter so that you can be among the first to hear about their new products and special offers.

You may find my disclosure policy here.  All opinions are my own.  

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Bows-N-Ties For The Men In Your Life


I am a member of Tomoson and they have teamed up with Bows-N-Ties for this fun review opportunity.  I have been sent a navy blue and gold striped tie by designer "Cavallieri" so that I may complete an honest review of their designer products.

Picture is from the Bows-N-Ties website.        

I love the "Cavallieri" navy blue and gold striped tie that we received from Bows-N-Ties.  This tie is great for any occasion that may come up.  I can see my son using it for the homecoming dance at his school and he may even need a tie for a band concert or honor banquet.  I can also see my husband borrowing this tie for a business meeting or maybe even a wedding or funeral. 


I like Bows-N-Ties because they sell handmade ties that are woven from the finest Jacquard silk.  I know that these ties have the pattern woven in the fabric and they are not printed on.  This will provide me with a professional looking tie that will last me for many years to come.

If you have any dressy occasions coming up be sure to check out Bows-N-Ties.  They are an online only shop and this helps them to keep their prices down.  You will find ties that normally sell for $50 to $60 reduced to $24.90 or less at Bows-N-Ties.  I am happy to offer you a code for a 20% store wide discount in case you would like to shop at Bows-N-Ties.  The code is TR239YU and it expires on October the 19th, 2012.

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

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Kmart's Big Layaway

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kmart for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I am a member of SocialSpark and they have asked me to help share some exciting news from Kmart with you.

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As we know, Christmas will be here before we know it.  Each year I start my holiday gifts list and then I wonder how in the world will I be able to pay for this all at once.  This is why I am glad to hear about the free layaway plan that is being offered by Kmart this year.

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Right now is a great time to put your Christmas gifts on layaway at Kmart.  They are offering Kmart's Big Layaway Giveaway.  There is one layaway giveaway per store per week every week from Septemeber the 9th, 2012 through November the 17th, 2012.  This makes a great incentive to place those gifts on your list on layaway.   Plus you will also have the chance to win some great prizes at Kmart as well!  To me, that is a win - win! 

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I like that Kmart layaway will help me to get my daughter those much sought after Barbie items that she wants this year.  With the no minimum item or transaction amount at Kmart, I am able to put both the big and small items that she is requesting on layaway this year.   Kmart even offers an online layaway payment option.  This will save me gas and unnecessary trips to town.  I like that there are no service fees attached to the Kmart layaway plan also.  Kmart layaway is available year around and it is nationwide.   Now that is convenient!  

This Barbie dream house will be the first item that I put on layaway at Kmart.  Will you take advantage of this great offer from Kmart this holiday season?

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post written by me for Kmart through SocialSpark.  All opinions are my own.

 

 

 

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