Saturday, June 9, 2012

SentrySafe Combination Big Bolts Fire-Safe Giveaway *Closed*

Do you have important documents and valuables that you want to keep safe? Well, I have great news for you! SentrySafe is proud to announce a new line in valuable protection. Now with 60% bigger bolts and a pry-resistant hinge bar the Big Bolts safes provide additional security while maintaining the same great standards in fire and water protection. Improvements to the mechanical combination lock such as audible feedback make accessing your important documents and valuables easier than ever. Features such as a key rack, door tray and multi-position shelf help keep items organized during storage.

Oh My Stars! My Tat For My Boys

Yesterday after I posted my review of my new Smartdogs slippers I received several emails asking to see my leg tattoo. I decided instead of just emailing you all individually I would make a blog post out of it.

This was taken 3 months ago after I first got it done so it's a little irritated.

Stars Tat

What's the story behind it? My husband and I decided that for our anniversary we were both going to get new tats for our boys. He went with koi fish, and I went with 3 stars on my leg... The big purple one represents myself, the medium green one represents Brayden (my oldest) and the little blue one represents Trevor (my youngest). Out of all my tats this is my absolute favorite because there's actually meaning behind it.

So there ya have it! :)

Friday, June 8, 2012

Super WHY!: Around the World Adventure DVD Review

Super WHY!: Around the World Adventure
Available on DVD June 19th

PBS Distribution today announced the upcoming release of “SUPER WHY: AROUND THE WORLD ADVENTURE” on DVD. SUPER WHY is a breakthrough preschool series from Out of the Blue Enterprises designed to help kids ages 3 to 6 with the critical skills they need to learn to read, as recommended by the National Reading Panel (alphabet, word families, spelling, comprehension and vocabulary). The standout, imagination-stimulating series focuses on the adventures of four fairytale friends who transform into reading-powered superheroes. The special DVD compilation is the first to feature Woofster, the new book-loving puppy pal with Dictionary Power, who made his tail-wagging debut on the popular series in fall 2011. The new title also features two episodes, “Around the World Adventure” and “Naila and the Magic Map,” which will premiere during the special “SUPER WHY Around the World Adventure” on-air event, June 15 on PBS KIDS. The “AROUND THE WORLD ADVENTURE” DVD debuts June 19, 2012.

In addition to its trio of fun- and learning-packed episodes, the “SUPER WHY: AROUND THE WORLD ADVENTURE” DVD features bonus materials, including interactive games, music videos, printable activity and coloring pages, as well as valuable resources for parents to use with their budding super readers at home. The new DVD includes:

Smartdogs Comfort Slippers by Grandoe- Summer Collection Review

When it comes to summer footwear I look for two things... Something that's comfortable that allows my feet to breathe.

Well recently I was sent a pair of Uplift Thong Slippers from Smartdogs by Grandoe to review and let me just say that these babies are ridiculously comfortable... So comfortable in fact that I've worn them pretty much every day for the last few weeks.

Product description:
Uplift Women’s Thong Slipper is colorful and stylish with neo mesh to keep feet cool and comfortable while the antibacterial properties keep them clean. The exclusive patented four zone honeycomb foot bed is designed to absorb shock as you walk. The gel padded heel gives you extra comfort indoor or out. The Uplift Thong comes in four colors with coordinating chakras such as strength red, love pink, compassion green and creativity blue.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Nutrisystem Weigh-In Week #4 #NSNation

I have officially been on Nutrisystem for one month! And even with a couple set backs this month I'm feeling great. My jeans fit better, my shirts aren't as snug around the waist, and I'm starting to feel the confidence coming back.

As I've said before I've tried other diet programs in the past and they just didn't work for me. I only lasted about 2 weeks before giving up and going back to my usual diet. But Nutrisystem is so easy there's no reason not to stick to it. Sure I get cravings for non-diet foods and occasionally I do give in, but with all the yummy foods that Nutrisystem has to offer it's really easy to find what I'm craving just by looking in my stash of Nutrisystem desserts!

I received my new shipment of Nutrisystem the other day and this evening after dinner I will be indulging in a yummy piece of carrot cake... I haven't had the chance to try it yet, but it looks so good!

Are you on Nutrisystem? What's your favorite dessert from the program?

Happy Housewarming Giveaway Event Sponsor Spotlight: DrawerDecor

We all have drawers in our house that could use a little organizing... Whether it's your kitchen drawers, bathroom drawers, office drawers, your (or your husbands) tool box, or even that inevitable "junk" drawer that we all have. Well, thanks to DrawerDecor, organizing those messy drawers is a snap!

About DrawerDecor:
The DrawerDecor system is a sleek way to custom organize your kitchen drawers with modern style and a splash of color. No more utensils sliding and banging around inside your drawers. No more embarrassment over messy drawers. Now the inside of your kitchen drawers can look just as nice as the outside of your kitchen. Organize your drawers and put everything in its place. With the DrawerDecor everything stays in place and looks fabulous. Kitchen drawers will never be the same.

DrawerDecor comes in a five fun colors to match your kitchen decor including orange, sky blue, red, lime green, and iris. I happen to have a set of orange Rachael Ray pots and pans that the orange matches perfectly!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

DR. SEUSS' THE LORAX on 3D Blu-ray and DVD on 8/7/12

DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX will arrive on Blu-ray™ 3D Combo Pack and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (both sets featuring DVD, Digital Copy and UltraViolet™) on August 7, 2012 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment

The DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX Blu-ray™ 3D Combo Pack will also include three brand new mini-movies including:
*Serenade - Two Bar-ba-loots -- one love shy and the other suave and confident -- battle for the heart of their would-be sweetheart with the help of a colorful cast of characters, including the Humming-Fish and Swomme-Swans.
*Wagon-Ho - Two Bar-ba-loots take The Once-ler’s wagon on a ride they won’t soon forget.
*Forces of Nature - Determined to scare The Once-ler out of Truffula Valley, The Lorax decides to create the illusion of ominous forces of nature.

This Means War DVD Review

Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine and Tom Hardy Form the
Perfect Love Triangle in this Action Packed Comedy
Available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download now!

Synopsis: They are the CIA’s best, trained for any situation…except one. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment plays the ultimate spy game as two best friends fight for the right of one woman’s hand in THIS MEANS WAR, coming to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download May 22. Starring Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon* (Walk the Line), Chris Pine (Star Trek) and Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises), the laugh-out-loud comedy gets even better on Blu-ray with three alternate endings that answer the question – what if she chose the other guy?

The world's deadliest CIA operatives, FDR Foster (Pine) and Tuck (Hardy), are inseparable partners and best friends until they fall for the same woman (Witherspoon). Having once helped bring down entire enemy nations, they are now employing their incomparable skills and an endless array of high-tech gadgetry against their greatest nemesis – each other.

Welch’s Fruit Snacks Review

My boys love fruit snacks! They would probably eat them all day long if I let them but in reality they're not all that healthy for them so I do try to limit them... Well, that was until I discovered Welch’s Fruit Snacks!


Welch's Fruit Snacks contain 100% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin C, 25% of Vitamins A and E, and are fat free with no preservatives... Basically they're healthy fruit snacks made from a brand that we all know and love.

We were sent a few packs on Welch's Fruit Snacks to try and my boys loved them. They asked for them every day, a couple times a day, until they were all gone. They loved the taste and I loved the fact they they were eating snacks that were actually good for them. Overall, Welch's Fruit Snacks are a win win!

Available in ten delicious varieties and a range of packaging options to fit your needs, Welch's Fruit Snacks are a must have for snacking on-the-go and at home too.

Disclosure: I was provided with the product(s) mentioned above free of charge by the company or PR representative for review purposes. I was not compensated in any other way for this post. All opinions are my own.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Energizer Ultimate Lithium Review and Giveaway *Closed*

As a parent I've come to realize that children change and grow so fast, so I'm one of those parents that always has a camera in my possession to capture those precious moments that I want to remember when my boys are grown. Well let me tell you, there is nothing worse than being in the middle of taking a picture and having your batteries die. You have to stop what you're doing to change the batteries then by the time you're done your kids have moved onto fighting and arguing so the oh-so-perfect picture moment is over!

Thanks to the new and improved Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries, your batteries dying are the least of your worries! Energizer Ultimate Lithium AA batteries are now improved to last up to 9X longer in digital cameras (previously 8X longer), when compared to Energizer MAX AA batteries. These improvements also translate to extended performance in high tech devices like photo flashes, video recorders, GPS units, game console controllers, flashlights and headlights. And, 9x longer means 9x less waste making them good for the environment (and your wallet) too.

Step2 My Clubhouse Giveaway ARV $259 *Closed*

Mom to Bed by 8 and Mom Does Reviews are happy to bring you this fun My Clubhouse giveaway!

Do your children love to play make-believe? Do they need a fun, durable and safe toy for ages 2 and up? My Clubhouse is the cutest playhouse on the block!
  • Play make believe in this unique backyard edition perfect for multi-child play
  • Features a peephole, chalkboard, picnic table, and secret hiding compartment
  • Fabric roof is durable and weather resistant
  • Personalize the clubhouse by writing your child's name on the doorway
  • Opening side wall for hide and seek fun
  • Dining accessories not included
  • Adult assembly required
  • Clubhouse can be used all year long. Bring it inside in the winter so the fun can continue.
Doesn't this clubhouse look like so much fun?! I know my boys would love it! Enter to win one for your kiddos using the Rafflecopter form below.

**Win It**
Giveaway is open to US residents only ages 18 and over. Giveaway starts June 4th and ends June 25th.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Father's Day Gifts from Dale and Thomas Popcorn- Review and Giveaway *Closed*

It's no surprise that we love Dale and Thomas Popcorn so when I heard that they had Father's Day gifts I jumped on the opportunity to work with them!

In case you're not familiar with Dale and Thomas, they offer gourmet popcorn in a variety of delicious flavors. We've had the opportunity to try Dale and Thomas popcorn in the past and they always deliver the freshest, yummiest popcorn to satisfy any craving! Whether you're looking for salty, sweet, or spicy, Dale and Thomas has got you covered!

We were recently sent the Father's Day Four Pack Sampler which includes the Hall of Fame Kettle Corn, Cinnamon Sugar Swirl, Dale's Caramel, and White Cheddar and Black Peppercorn. Everyone in our house has their favorites... For me it's the kettle corn which has a delicious combination of sweet and salty, my boys love the cinnamon sugar swirl, and my husband, who has less of a sweet tooth, was a big fan of the white cheddar and black peppercorn.

Father’s Day Gift Ideas Giveaway Event Sponsor Spotlight: BTB Sports Optics

My husband has been looking for a nice pair of sporty sunglasses for a while now so we were thrilled when BTB Sports Optics agreed to send not one but two pairs for him to review.

BTB Sports Optics offers a variety of high-quality eyewear for sports and active lifestyles. One of the pairs we received, which just happens to be his favorite pair, is the BTB 250. These sunglasses are form-fitted for comfort, provide 100% optic clarity as well as complete UVA & UVB protection, making them great for all active and casual activities. They have a super clean look and they look great on!