Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Babe-equip A Fun Place To Shop!

Are you a busy parent who is looking for a fun place to shop?  If so, then Babe-equip is the place for you!  They have everything that you will need from maternity & birth items, feeding items, buggy & travel systems,  to bouncers, swings & wooden toys!

It is easy and quick to shop on Babe-equip.  You find a category that you would like and click on it.  Once you are on the category that you would like, you can shop by age, price or brand.  This option will help you find something that is suitable for both your child and your budget.     

While I was browsing Babe-equip, their wooden toys caught my eye.  They carry such brands as Melissa & Doug and Everearth.  Everearth is a new brand for me and I am excited to find out how Earth friendly they are.  They are made from recycled materials and even use water based paints. 

One of my favorite items from Babe-equip is in their bouncer, swings & toys category.  It is a EverEarth™ Eco Amazon Stacking Puzzle for ages 2 years and up.  I love that this solid wood puzzle has big colorful pieces that are both fun to play with and safe for your child.   This puzzle is designed to educate your child and to help improve their hand-eye coordination while encouraging  imaginative play.

Right now they have a special offer on this puzzle.  It is regular priced at £12.25 and has a Special Price of £10.45.  You may also get free shipping if your order reaches £49.99.   

I  like that Babe-equip only sells products that they would use for their own children.  I also appreciate that their website is easy to use and they even offer live chat help as you shop.  While you are shopping around cyber world, you might also want to check out they also sell wooden toys.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Introducing éclos Skin Care #EclosBeauty

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

I am a member of SocialSpark and they have teamed up with éclos Skin Care for this wonderful blogging opportunity. 


I am now 41 and I feel that I am starting to show my age.  Up until last year I would get the "You can't be 40!" comment when I would tell people my age.  Now they just smile and nod their head when I tell them my age and this doesn't feel so great.  Fortunately for me, I have found out about éclos Skin Care product line because éclos Skin Care is making younger looking skin more affordable for women everywhere and this is great news for me!

You may be wondering, "What makes éclos Skin Care different from other items on the market?"

éclos skin care products feature Apple Stem Cells which are extracted from a rare Swiss apple.  These cells have shown a tremendous ability to help stimulate skin stem cells.  This process will encourage your aging skin to behave like younger skin.  The plant extracts, vitamins and anti-oxidants are combine with the Apple Stem Cell technology and this will help to minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and tired skin that we face as we age. 

Up until now, products like this were only available in specialty brands and from high end department stores.  Now éclos is the first brand to bring this active ingredient to the mainstream stores.  They are available at a fraction of the cost, which will help make younger, beautiful skin available to women everywhere.

Each éclos Skin Care kits come with the following:

• Facial Cleanser Skin Prep
• Cellular Activator Face Serum
• Moisture Therapy Regenerative Cream
• Restorative Eye Cream
• Instant Radiance Facial Scrub
• Skin Renewal Clay Mask
• éclos Terry Cloth Head Band

I haven't been able to try the éclos Skin Care line yet but I would feel good giving it a try.  I can appreciate the natural products that go into these plant based skin care items.  I feel that they would be gentle enough for every day use and I would love to see my fine lines and wrinkles disappear.  I believe that the brand has thought of putting everything that is needed for skin care in the kit.  You even have a terry cloth head band to keep your hair back while you clean, scrub and moisturize your facial concerns away.

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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Snack Time With Udi’s Gluten Free Foods

Are you or someone you know living a gluten free life?  Or maybe you are trying to find healthy food and snack alternatives?  Either way, you are in luck!  I have been asked to share Udi’s Gluten Free Foods with you and I am amazed at the products that they have available.

Did you know that Udi’s Gluten Free Foods is the #1 gluten free baked goods brand?  They revolutionized this category when they introduced the very first gluten-free bread that actually tasted and looked like “real” bread.  Not only does Udi’s Gluten Free Foods make bread, but they also make bagels, buns, granola, cookies, muffins and cinnamon rolls, pizza and crust, brownies and muffin tops.  Yum!  Need I say more?

I have been sent 4 flavors of  Udi’s Gluten Free Foods granola to try:  Vanilla, Original, Cranberry and Au Naturel.  Each flavor is gluten free, dairy free, soy free and egg free.  The Au Naturel is even nut free. 

My first impression was that the bags are of very generous size.  They are 12 oz each and come with a re-closeable zipper top.  This is very innovative and will allow me to store the open bags easily.  I can be assured that my products will be fresh the next time that I want to use them.

The Cranberry Granola was my favorite of the granola products.  I love how the slow baked, hand turned granola stays separate in the bag.  Even though it is coated with wildflower honey, the certified gluten free oats do not stick together.  The dried cranberries and walnuts added a nice touch to this delicious granola.   I will be adding this to my salads and yogurt soon.

The Au Natural Granola is very tasty and simple.  It only has 3 ingredients in it and I can definitely pronounce each one:  certified gluten free oats, wildflower honey and canola oil.  This granola is very light and crunchy.  I will be trying this in the daily recipes that are on the Udi's website.

If you are looking for a heartier granola then Udi's Original Granola is for you!  It combines the certified gluten free oats with wildflower honey, raisins, banana chips, walnuts, cashews, almonds and pistachios for a hearty and satisfying crunch.  

Last but not least is the Vanilla Granola.  It is made with certified gluten free oats, wildflower honey, canola oil, almonds and vanilla.  I will be enjoying the Vanilla Granola with my morning yogurt for weeks to come.  The 12 oz bag will provide eleven 1/4 cup servings and it will compliment any flavor of yogurt nicely.

Udi's takes pride in making gluten free be delicious.  I can appreciate that Udi's products contain no artificial ingredients and very few preservatives.  Also while participating in this review, I have found that gluten free snacking doesn't have to be boring or bland.  I like that Udi's has such a wide variety of gluten foods and that would make gluten free eating easier since you have so many products to choose from.

Udi’s Gluten Free Foods are now 150 Wal-Mart stores across the country! To see if there is a Walmart near you that carries Udi’s, enter your zip code into their store locator. 

Disclosure:  I have been sent a free product from Udi's Gluten Free Foods so that I may provide an honest review of their product.  The opinions are my own.  No other compensation was exchanged.  

Monday, June 18, 2012

HURRY! $2 Coupon off any MAM Baby purchase!

Are you in the need of baby products?  If so, then you are in luck!  Right now you can print a $2 off coupon toward any MAM Baby purchase at the MAM USA facebook page.  The coupons may be used in-store or online at  Hurry because these coupons are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for the first 160,000 consumers.  There is a limit of 1 coupon download per customer and they expire on June, 30 2013.

Coupons can be used toward the purchase of any MAM product, including the brand’s stylish pacifiers, baby bottles, training cups, teethers and toothbrushes!

 Disclosure:  As a thank you for posting about this coupon offer, I will be receiving an assortment of MAM products for my personal use (retail value $30).  

DRY IDEA Advanced Dry Review & Giveaway CLOSED

I am a member of the Purex Insiders and they have teamed up with the Dry Idea Antiperspirant and Deodorant brand for this fun review and giveaway.  For review purposes I have been sent a 3.25 ounce roll on sample of DRY IDEA Advanced Dry in the unscented formula so that I may try it and share my thoughts on it with you.  I have also received coupons for a FREE product that I will pass on to a lucky winner who enters this giveaway through the rafflecopter form below.  YAY!

I normally use a stick deodorant instead of the roll on type but after trying the roll on DRY IDEA, I may switch to roll on deodorants.  Unlike a stick deodorant, I like how I was able to use the whole bottle of the roll on deodorant.  I didn't have to worry about a stick breaking as it got closer to the end of the product supply.  I also like that the fast drying, unscented DRY IDEA Advanced Dry deodorant goes on on clear.  I didn't have to worry about a white residue being left behind on my skin or clothes.  To me, a clear deodorant is a plus especially during the summer months.  I tend to wear more sleeveless shirts now and I don't have to worry about the tacky whiteness that my usual stick deodorant leaves behind.
I can appreciate how the DRY IDEA Advanced Dry deodorant left me feeling dry and odor free all day long.  It provides 24 hour protection and it is hypo-allergenic.  The added Vitamin E is a huge plus too!

The DRY IDEA Advanced Dry roll on deodorant comes in 3 formulas: unscented, powder fresh and cotton dry.  You may also choose the clear gel which is available in the unscented and powder fresh formula, or you may prefer the invisible solid which comes in unscented, powder fresh or cool burst with air condition blast.
To learn more about Dry Idea you may visit them on their facebook page.

I would also like to tell you about the $1,000 Dry Idea Advanced Dry Sweepstakes that is going on from now until July the 20th.  The sweepstakes is open to 48 contiguous US  residents who are 18 years of age or older and you may enter 1 time a day.  There will be (1) first place prize of $500 and (20) second place prizes of $50.  Remember, like with all contest, you must enter in order to win!         
Giveaway Time:  One of my readers will receive a coupon for a FREE  3.25 oz  DRY IDEA Advanced Dry.  Please enter the giveaway through the rafflecopter form below.  Good Luck!

Entry #1020 Katie S. is our confirmed winner.  Congrats Katie!

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Do you want another chance to win?  If so, you are in luck!  My friend Natalie over at Mamma Natty's Rants, Raves and Reviews has a giveaway going on too.  Be sure to stop by and enter hers if you would like!

Disclosure:  I have received a free product from DRY IDEA through the Purex Insider program so that I may complete an honest review.  The opinions are my own.   


Friday, June 15, 2012

KLUTCHClub Review & Giveaway CLOSED

I have always wanted to try new health, wellness, and fitness items but I have been afraid of the cost.  That was until I found out about the KLUTCHClub.  The KLUTCHClub is a great way to try new products without investing a lot of money in them.  With the KLUTCHClub, you will be able to enjoy $50 worth of health, wellness, and fitness products that are delivered right to your door for only $18 per month or less!  

For my review I was sent the April, "Spring Clean Your Body" KLUTCHClub box.  Inside of my box was tons of goodies such as Kristin McGees Power Yoga DVD, a full sized Barleans's Fresh Flax Oil, a 14oz Zico pure premium coconut water, 2 samples from Enjoy Life: plentils and Not Nuts! Seed and Fruit mix, 1 Kind Plus bar, 1 oz SHEATERRA Organics rose hips black soap, a HyDrive Energy Berry Blast sample, $25 discount to yogahyde, and 3 samples from Tea-Forte.

I love the shoe box sized box that the KLUTCHClub comes in.  It was packaged very nicely and the items had room to shift during shipping so that nothing was damaged during delivery.  I am very pleased with the value and variety of my KLUTCHClub box.  I would definitely be interested in future boxes from them.  

If you are interested in trying the KLUTCHClub, it is easy to sign up and choose the membership that best fits your life.  You will answer questions as you fill out your personal profile and this will help to assure that you will receive the right health, wellness, and fitness items so that you will achieve your personal goals.  When your box arrives you will have over $50 worth of items that should compliment your lifestyle.  With your KLUTCHClub subscription you will get healthy foods, drinks, workouts, skincare products, health supplements, and maybe even apparel!  Each monthly KLUTCHClub box will bring new surprises from many different brands. 

To save 10% off any membership be sure to enter the promo code KLUTCHfriend to your order.  Please let me know if you used this code by adding your email address to the comments below this post.

1 month of KLUTCHClub is $18 a box.  If you choose to subscribe for 3 months then the cost will drop down to $17 a box.  The best value is to purchase a full year subscription to the KLUTCHClub for $16 a box.  Either way you go,  you will still get a value of $50 or more in each box.  The KLUTCHClub boxes are shipped on the 15th of each month and they include free shipping within the contiguous United States.
You may find KLUTCHClub on pintrest, facebook, and on twitter.  

Giveaway Time:  One of my readers who enters this giveaway through the rafflecopter form below will win a one month subscription to the KLUTCHClub.  Your box may vary from the one that I have received for this review.

My friend Cristi over at Cristi's Reviews has a KLUTCHClub giveaway going on too right now.  Be sure to stop by and enter her giveaway once you are finished entering here.  Good Luck! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway Garah Cassady entry 160 is our winner. Congrats! 

Disclosure:  I have received a one month subscription to the KLUTCHClub so that I may provide an honest review of their product and service.  No other compensation was received.  All of the opinions are my own.                          

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Pillsbury Baguette Chips Review & Giveaway CLOSED

I am a member of myblogspark and they have teamed up with Pillsbury Baguette Chips for this fun review and giveaway.  For review purposes, I was sent 6 bags of Pillsbury Baguette Chips to try.  Three of the bags are cheddar sun-dried tomato flavor and the other three bags are italian cheese & herb flavor.  The best part is that one of my readers who enters this giveaway through the rafflecopter form below will win 6 bags of Pillsbury Baguette Chips to try also!  Yay!

 You may be asking yourself "What is a Baguette Chip?"

Pillsbury Baguette Chips are thick and hearty chips that are made from sliced oven baked bread. These chips remind me of melba toast except that they are topped with savory seasonings and unique flavors of Italian Cheese and Herb and Cheddar Sun-dried Tomato. These new chips are deliciously flavored and have a great texture. I will be using these instead of croutons in my salads and I will use them instead of crackers in our soup. I believe that the Pillsbury Baguette Chips would also go nicely with a meat and cheese tray. They would also stand up and not crumble when paired with a thick dip such as spinach dip. These are definitely not your ordinary, day to day chip.  These are gourment chips that will help make your snack much more satisfying.

 I am happy to pass on this coupon for Pillsbury Baguette Chips to you too.  Be sure to have your printer ready and you can download the printable coupon for $0.75 off one package today!

You may find Pillsbury on Facebook and on Twitter.

Giveaway Time:  One of my readers will win 6 bags of Pillsbury Baguette Chips:  3 Italian Cheese and Herb and 3 Cheddar Sun-Dried Tomato.  Please enter the giveaway through the rafflecopter form below.  Good Luck!

Entry #972 Tim L. is our confirmed winner.  Congrats Tim! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclosure:   The product, gift pack, information, and additional sample have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Hot Coupon! Save $1.10 on Pillsbury Refrigerated Disney Shape Cookies

I am a member of myblogspark and they have asked me to share this great coupon with you.

You can SAVE $1.10 when you buy ANY Pillsbury® Refrigerated Disney Shape® Cookies by using this coupon.

Hurry and get your coupon before it expires! This is a printable coupon so be sure that your printer is ready before you click on the link.

Disclosure: This coupon was provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark. No compensation was received.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Personal Thank You To Those Who Entered The "Beneath The Daisies" Giveaway

Thank you to everyone who entered the "Beneath The Daisies" Giveaway on my blog. This was a huge success and Cristi M. was our winner!

"Beneath The Daisies" was written by Jayne Marie Barker and she wanted to personally thank each and every one of you for taking the time out to learn about her book and to enter this giveaway.

Hello to you all, and many thanks for entering the giveaway for 'Beneath The Daisies'. I hope the winner enjoys reading the book. If you have any queries or questions please feel free to email me at or visit my website for the latest news. I'd like to share some excellent news with you; my second novel, 'Distant Shadows' will be released July/August this year. As soon as I have the release date I'll post it on my website, facebook, twitter, Goodreads, LinkedIn and on my blog post. 

Kind regards and best wishes to you all, 
Jayne-Marie Barker Author


TipToe Tuesday Blog Hop 6/5 to 6/11

Tiptoe Tuesday Blog Hop

Welcome to Tiptoe Tuesday Blog Hop!!
This is a fun hop to break up your week just a bit. Bloggers can list a current giveaway that is running on your site this week. Then come back later and find more giveaways to enter for yourself!! Please only put one giveaway per blog and make sure to put the ending date in your title, if possible. Also please link to the actual giveaway and not just your home page. Have fun and I hope you all win something :)
Please take a minute to say hello to Maria of Close to Home who is my cohost for this hop. 
Close To Home

You can find her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google +.
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This week, we have a spotlight cohost- Crystal of Trying New Products
My family friendly blog is called Trying New Products.  I enjoy trying new products through reviews and I share my finds with people both online and in person.  You might even find a giveaway or two on my blog!
You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter

We would love if you would click on spot 1 and 2 of the linky and enter our giveaways, but it is not mandatory. We ask that you also visit our spotlight cohost's giveaway in spot number 3. If you have entered our contests, just leave a comment below so we can come enter yours as well. We hope you all spread the love with everyone today and check back often to see what the new giveaways on the list. 
Thanks and Happy Tiptoeing :)

We are looking for bloggers to feature each week and be our Spotlight Cohost. We will write a little intro about your site and link back to you as well as be #3 on the linky list. If you would like to be considered please email me april (dot)