Friday, July 6, 2012

Hanna Andersson Review and $50 Gift Card Giveaway *Closed*

I've have been a long time admirer of Hanna Andersson clothing... The colors and designs are so fun and I knew they would look absolutely adorable on my boys. Well, with fall right around the corner I was so excited when we were sent two shirts from their new fall line to review.

Not familiar with Hanna Andersson? They offer high quality clothing for babies and kids made of soft fabrics, long-playing construction, fantastic colors, and comfy designs that let kids be kids.

For our review we were given the opportunity to pick two new graphic tees from the Hanna Andersson website and with so many adorable tees to choose from it was a really hard decision! In the end we finally decided on the What's Up Layered Jersey Tee for Brayden and the Train Transport Tee for Trevor. Unfortunately it's the middle of summer and my boys haven't really had the chance to wear them yet but they are anxiously awaiting cold weather!

Jaxx Club Jr Bean Bag Chair from The Soothing Company Review

My boys love to sit up in their room and watch cartoons for a little bit after dinner but they're constantly fighting over whose bed to sit in and who can sit where so I was looking for a seating solution... That's when I discovered Soothing Bean Bags which is part of The Soothing Company.

Soothing Bean Bags is a leading retailer for any bean bag chair, lounger, or foam furniture desired to make a living space cozy and relaxing. Offering everything from kids bean bags to pet bean bag beds and everything in between, Soothing Bean Bags is sure to have the perfect bean bag for your needs.

We were recently sent a Jaxx Club Jr Bean Bag Chair to review and my boys love it. It's the perfect size for them to sit on together or for one of them to lay on while the other lays in their bed, not to mention it's the perfect size for a kids bedroom!


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Welch’s Filled Licorice Review

My boys, like most kids, are candy fanatics. If it's sweet, then they love it! Well, we were recently introduced to a new candy from Frankford Candy... Welch's Filled Licorice.

Welch’s Filled Licorice combines a soft licorice outside with a flavorful filling inside. The unique jelly filling is made with real fruit juice and fruit pectin to deliver real fruit flavors. This new one-of-a-kind licorice treat is a blend of soft and chewy textures with a bold, real fruit filling.

We were sent a pack of Concord Grape Filled Licorice and a pack of Strawberry Filled Licorice to try out and my boys love it! What's great about Welch's Filled Licorice is the fact that it contains real fruit filling. My boys love the sweet strawberry and grape taste and I love the fact that it's better for them than other candy on the market.

Nutrisystem Weigh-In Week #8 #NSNation

I've officially been on Nutrisystem for 2 months now and what a ride it has been! You may have noticed that I didn't post my weekly weigh-in last week... Unfortunately I didn't have a good week and decided to just skip my post. But don't worry I'm back this week with a positive attitude!

I had been doing so good on the program, not necessarily losing a significant amount of weight each week but not gaining any either which is why I was so excited about my weekly weigh-ins. Well, last week I had a little set back and ended up gaining a little weight, not a lot, just enough to leave me disappointed in myself. The thing is, I don't even know what went wrong. I didn't eat any junk food and I stuck to my Nutrisystem meals just like I have been so the weight gain really threw me off.

Well, after going backwards to 173 lbs. I decided that that was the last time I would gain weight during my weight loss journey!

Last week was rather uneventful and super hot so I spent the week enjoying orange cream bars and ice cream sandwiches for dessert... Yum! I hadn't been doing much exercising while on the program other than daily walks with my boys, but since last week was so hot instead of our daily walks I broke out my stepper and used that a few times. Overall, not a bad week!

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

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eShakti Women's Clothing Review

Being busty has always made it really hard for me to find tops and dresses that fit just right. If it fits the girls it's usually too big around the waist and vice versa. Well I was recently introduced to eShakti and I am in love!

eShakti specializes in designer clothes for women of all shapes and sizes but what really sets them apart from the rest is their custom-styling option which allows the customer to customize their clothes to fit their body measurements. The process is super easy and the clothes are delivered to fit you perfectly.

I was recently given the opportunity to review an item from eShakti and I can honestly say it was a very tough decision... There are just so many adorable options it was really hard to choose just one item. Since it's summer I wanted to go with a nice, lightweight top and ended up choosing the Coney Island Top. This top is super lightweight and breezy and the design is fun making it perfect for me.

Amazon Kindle Giveaway *Closed*

Welcome to the book readers summer special edition Kindle giveaway hosted by Mom to Bed by 8 and Baby Costcutters! With summer travels upon us you can now take your books on-the-go with the all-new Kindle!
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LoveSac Cow Phur CitySac Package Giveaway Event (ARV $900.00) *Closed*

Welcome to the LoveSac CitySac Package Giveaway Event hosted by Mom Powered Media- Mom to Bed by 8, Powered by Mom and Real Mom Reviews and co-hosted by Everyday Ramblings of My Life.

Special thank you to LoveSac for sponsoring this fantastic event!

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  • Cow Phur TubeSac Pillow
  • Squattoman & Cow Phur Cover
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Monday, July 2, 2012

Road Rippers by Toy State Review

With two boys our house is filled to the brim with cars, trucks, and anything else that goes. Monster trucks happen to be Trevor's absolute favorite, and if it moves it's even better! We were recently introduced to Road Rippers and these toys are a hit with my boys.

Road Rippers by Toy State are a fleet of ultra-cool custom designed vehicles with multiple play functions, lights & sound fun, and the best licensed and custom body styles to keep playtime fun. Far from boring, these vehicles are a must for any little boy (or girl)!

We were recently sent two Road Rippers to review including an It Comes Back truck and Wheelie Monsters truck. It Comes Back are an assortment of mini cars and trucks with motorized forward and reverse driving action and the classic “come-back” feature and the Wheelie Monsters offer realistic monster motor sounds, arena rockin’ songs and motorized driving with the iconic monster truck wheelie action.

Eddie Bauer Baby Collection Giveaway Event *Closed*

Are you currently expecting or know someone that is? Well then we have the perfect giveaway for you... The Eddie Bauer Baby Collection Giveaway Event hosted by the Iowa-Mom and Bay Area Mommy with a special thanks to our lovely co-hosts Simply Frugal Living and Learning to Limit!

Eddie Bauer Travel System
Travel in comfort and style with the Eddie Bauer Trailmaker Travel System. This stroller and infant car seat combination will help make all your journeys more enjoyable. The stroller features a handy parent tray with cup holder and a larger storage basket with easy, spring-down access for all the bigger gear you need to take along for the ride once out of the car. The 1-hand fold and stand with self-locking feature makes it easy to either stow in your vehicle or store at home. The included infant car seat transitions easily from stroller to car and then back again so that your little one will remain comfy on all legs of the trip!

Diamond Candle Flash Giveaway *Closed*

Diamond Candle Flash Giveaway 

Let’s kick off July with a BANG (or a ring)! We’ve teamed up with a group of bloggers in the Diamond Candle Flash Giveaway, hosted by The WiC Project, offering one of our readers the chance to win a Diamond Candle. If you haven’t heard of Diamond Candles, these are wonderful soy candles with a ring hidden inside. The ring could be worth $10, $100, $1,000 or $5,000!

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This giveaway ends at 11:59PM EST on 7/5, so get your entries in now! Due to shipping restrictions, this giveaway is open to US residents only. Enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Outdoor Fun with Chalk City- Review and Giveaway *Closed*

My boys are really into riding toys and they're constantly trying to create fun obstacle courses to ride their scooters through... Well, thanks to Chalk City making outdoor obstacle courses is a breeze!

Not familiar with Chalk City? They offer a line of award-winning toys that combine two activities kids love - playing with riding toys and playing with sidewalk chalk. First you have the Road Maker which is a neat little tool that holds two pieces of chalk and lets kids easily create cities, raceways, and obstacle courses right on their own driveways and sidewalks. Next you have the Road Sign Stencils which includes a stop sign, straight ahead, and detour left/right. Lastly you have the Obstacle Course Stencils that allow kids to create fun obstacle courses using the three reversible stencils and sidewalk chalk.

We were recently sent a Chalk City Activity Kit to review which includes a RoadMaker, 3 Road Sign Stencils, 3 Obstacle Course Stencils, 20 pieces of Chalk, and an Activity Booklet. My boys were ecstatic when our activity kit arrived and went right to town creating a fun obstacle course on our walkway. With several different signs and a kids imagination, the possibilities are endless with Chalk City.

Stylish Men's Cargo Shorts from Molecule Review

My husband Nate has a horrible time finding clothes that fit him just right. You see, he's tall and skinny so he either has shorts that are too big around the waist or aren't quite long enough. I don't know how many articles of clothing he has in his closet that he's worn once or not at all because he didn't like the way it fit after he bought it... Well thanks to Molecule he now has a pair of shorts he loves!

Not familiar with Molecule? Located in the bustling heart of Bangkok, Molecule Clothing features the best of established 'global traveller chic', with clothes that are specifically designed to look good in a wide range of settings and be durable enough to survive through whatever life throws at them.

We were recently sent a pair of Molecule's Concert Cruisin' Cargos to review. These cargo shorts feature double-button cargo pockets with attached phone/pen pocket, waist-adjustment inner ties, a belt keyring, strong metal zip fly with fabric comfort-pull, and double stitched seams for strength and durability. Perfect for work, travel, or just hanging around, these cargo shorts are built from cotton and made to last!

$100 Gymboree Gift Card Giveaway *Closed*

Mom Powered Media has teamed up a few amazing bloggers to bring you a weekly chance to win $100 to one of our favorite retailers!

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Just in time for Back to School one lucky winner is going to receive a $100 Gymboree Gift Card {paypal option available to non-US residents}.

Giveaway ends July 8th at 11:59pm, open worldwide, ages 18+. Enter using the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

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