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Teething Bling Review!

Teething Bling is the original teething jewelry that allows moms to wear jewelry again.  You can safely allow your baby to grab and chew without the worry of small pieces or unsafe chemicals.  Let their curiosity get the best of them with Teething Bling.

Since receiving my Teething Bling Onyx Donut Shaped Signature Pendant, it’s become apart of my every day wardrobe.  If I forget to put it on, Olive seems so lost and quite honestly, so do I!  Olive not only loves to chew on it while in my arms or baby carrier, she also loves fiddling with it while nursing.  Even when there’s a lot of distractions around us, she grabs a hold of my pendant and it helps keep her focused on the task at hand.

I love knowing that Teething Bling is completely safe for Olive to chew on.  She’s in that fun age where anything and everything makes its way right into her mouth.  All Teething Bling products are made using FDA approved medical-grade, food-safe silicone.  Teething Bling contains no phthalates, BPAs, PVCs, lead or latex.  As an added safety measure, Teething Bling is hung on a cord with a break away clasp.  Plus Silicone is so easy to clean – just a little soap and water is all you need and you’ll never have to worry about fungus, mold, or bacteria.

Have you seen all the different color choices and jewelry styles that Teething Bling offers?  Honestly, you’d never know it was jewelry designed with teething babies in mind.  It soothes and entertains baby while being fun and stylish for mom.

Smart Mom Jewelry is working with Fun With Four on a giveaway!  One lucky winner will win a Teething Bling Gift Set of their choice!
Must be 18+ to enter.  Open to US only.
Giveaway ends 5/4/13 at 11:59pm CST.


Picture Collage Maker Review

Take your digital photos and create beautiful photo collages and more with Picture Collage Maker!

I usually struggle to find a collage maker that’s easy to use – not anymore!  Picture Collage Maker is extremely easy to use and allows me to create tons of projects without spending all day on the computer.  With a few clicks, I can create a beautiful photo collage using one of the thousands of professionally-drawn templates found in the library.  If there is something I want to change, I can customize it any way that I want.

Collage Wizard makes it even easier to use Picture Collage Maker.  All you have to do is upload however many photos you want to use, select a template, and let the wizard work its magic!  Don’t like the pictures it chose?  Click shuffle to be surprised with a new selection of photos in new positions.

You can use Picture Collage Maker to create custom calenders for your family, office, club or church group.  They can include everything from pictures to logos to text.  You can then decide to print and share or keep it for yourself as your desktop wallpaper.  Aren’t they amazing?!  These would make great gifts for Grandma & Grandpa!

Picture Collage Maker even has a greeting card maker.  Think of all the money you will save by creating beautiful, personalized keepsakes that will be treasured by friends and family.  No more boring store bought cards that lack meaning.  You can then decide to email it, save it as an image on your computer, set it as your desktop wallpaper or print directly.

If you want to give Picture Collage Maker a try before you buy, download a 15 day free trial before making a commitment!  At $29.90 for a single-user personal license, it’s extremely affordable.  Picture Collage Maker is available for Mac, iOS, and Windows.


Household Traditions All Purpose Cleaner Review!

Household Traditions offers a safe and non-toxic solution for all of your household needs!  Get rid of those harmful chemicals and make the switch to Household Traditions All Purpose Cleaner!

What if I told you there was a cleaner out there that was safe to use on almost everything in your house?  What if I told you it was also environmentally safe, non-toxic, dye free, and powerful enough to cut through the toughest grease and dirt?  Look no further because Household Traditions All Purpose Cleaner is an enzyme-based botanical formula that you can use for all of your household or commercial needs!

Kitchen – Use on counter tops, stove tops, ovens, refrigerators, and sinks!  You can even it as a dishwasher liquid either in the sink or dishwasher.  Try it in a soap dispenser and use as hand soap.
Bathrooms – Use to clean the bathtub, sink, and toilet.  Cuts through soap scum in minutes!
Automobiles – Use when washing your car, spray directly on tires, and even as an engine cleaner!
Fruits/Vegetables – Use to clean your produce!
Laundry – Use as a pre-spray on stains and spots or add to your wash cycle.

You can even use Household Traditions All Purpose Cleaner on carpets, walls, and floors!

Ingredients:  A botanical solution comprised of: purified water, amino acids, minerals and other ingredients derived from leafy green, edible and seed-bearing plants.

I’ve been extremely pleased with Household Traditions All Purpose Cleaner.  It does not have an overbearing chemical smell like most products out there.  I feel much safer using it around my house, especially on my counter tops.  I feel safer knowing it’s non-toxic and safe to use, especially since I’ve got a house full of kids!  Since we started juicing, I’m using it to clean our fresh produce.  I’m using it to pre-treat stains in our laundry.  Heck, I’m using it all over the house to clean anything and everything!  It’s my #1 household cleaner!

If you order by clicking on any of my links and have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you.  Please check out my review all about Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil.  There are hundreds of uses for coconut oil.

One lucky reader will win their own Household Traditions All Purpose Cleaner!
Must be 18+ to enter.  Open to US and Canada.
Giveaway ends 6/11/13 at 11:59pm CST.

Ultimate Flora Probiotic Review!

Are you looking for a dietary supplement made with naturally-occurring probiotic cultures to help with your digestive issues?  Look no further because Ultimate Flora Probiotics can help provide you with many health benefits for your digestive system and your whole body!

You might be thinking to yourself, what the heck are probiotics and why would I need them?  Probiotics are the good bacteria that help to keep you healthy by balancing your intestinal flora.  They help enhance digestion, prevent digestive upset, and even help your body absorb valuable nutrients from food during the digestive process.  Did you know that up to 80% of the body’s immune system is associated with the intestinal tract?  Probiotics help to stimulate the immune system by promoting a healthy gut.

Ultimate Flora is different from other probiotics out there.  Ultmiate Flora offers high-potency probiotics that ensure at least 10 billion active cultures per capsule serving.  Plus they offer a unique delayed release system which helps probiotics resist stomach acid. Just one capsule taken on a daily basis should help you to maintain a healthy digestive system.

Since my toddler and husband both seem to be the ones that experience digestive issues, I thought it best to have them both give Ultimate Flora Probiotics a try.  A lot of my friends around me have been talking about probiotics so this was perfect timing!  My 3 year old frequently experiences gas and tummy pains and my husband, oh man…he is just a big ball of gas, upset stomach, and diarrhea.  He is also a diabetic so he needs all the help he can get with his immune system too.

My daughter has been taking the Ultimate Flora Kids Probiotic 3 Billion.  It has a great tasting berry-licious flavor, which she loves, and does not contain any sugar or artificial sweeteners, flavors, colors, or preservatives.   Another feature is that it is dairy, soy, and gluten free!  We refer to it as Amaya’s “chewy” when it comes time to taking her probiotic.  We always take it between breakfast and dinner.  She actually looks forward to taking it and if I forget, she’s right there reminding me she needs her chewy!

My husband has been taking the Ultimate Flora Daily Care Probiotic 15 Billion.  It contains 15 Billion cultures and 10 strains of health-promoting Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli.  It contains no wheat, gluten, soy, dairy, eggs, shellfish, tree nuts, or artificial ingredients.  It’s an easy to swallow vegetable capsule too!

Since both have begun taking Ultimate Flora Probiotics, I’ve seen a significant change in both.  My daughter is less gassy and does not complain about an upset stomach on a daily basis anymore.  She also no longer experiences loose stools.  Come to think of it, my husband is the same too.  He usually comes home from work complaining of an upset stomach but he hasn’t complained in quite some time.  In fact, he also doesn’t clear a room anymore with his gas!  (Sorry honey!)

Overall, when anyone asks me to recommend a probiotic, I always suggest

One lucky reader will win an Ultimate Flora Probiotic of their choice!
Must be 18+ to enter.  Open to residents of US only.
Giveaway ends 6/7/13 at 11:59pm CST.

Verefina First Aid Ointment Review!

Verefina helps people live happier and healthier lives by creating pure and natural products.  Verefina’s First Aid Ointment is perfect for our start in a more natural direction with our health and beauty products!  Since I’ve begun the switch to more natural and homemade products, I was thrilled when Michelle Tilley, Verefina Independant Consultant, contacted me!

Michelle has battled for a long time with health issues that have plagued her 11 year old daughter’s life.  After 6 years of not knowing what was going on with her daughter’s health and seeing countless specialists, it was discovered that she has pesticides trapped in her cells and requires a complete cell detox.  And do you know how those pesticides got trapped in her cells?  You guessed it, artificially fragranced products that we use in our homes.  These chemicals have reeked havoc on Michelle’s daughter.  She was experiencing daily nausea, migraines, hives, shaking, low body temperature, and heart palpitations – just to name a few.   After eliminating all unnatural products, her daughter’s health greatly improved thanks to the help of Verefina’s natural products.

Do you or someone you know experience something similar to this?  Could it be that they have a similar undiagnosed condition caused by toxins in their cells?  By making small steps in the right direction, we can start cutting back or even eliminating the amount of chemicals we are exposed to every day!

So let me tell you about our small step in that direction with Verefina’s First Aid Ointment.  It’s made with 100% natural ingredients so I don’t feel guilty slathering my children’s boo-boos in this stuff!  With it being nicer outside and sports starting, the more and more boo-boos seem to appear!
Ingredients in Verefina’s First Aid Ointment: beeswax, extra virgin olive oil, sunflower seed oil, tamanu oil, calendula oil, shea butter, sea buckthorn oil, rosehip seed oil, loving baby essential oil proprietary blend, tea tree oil, rosemary extract, lavender essential oil, lemon essential oil, benzoin essential oil
I have used this stuff on just about everything!  Cuts, scrapes, burns, road rash, diaper rash, dry lips, eczema, stretch marks, bug bites, cracked nipples, and just about any and every skin irritation!  This is my new favorite item in my medicine cabinet.  I love the scent and the texture.  Did I mention that the ingredients are unfriendly to bacteria too?!  Exactly what every parent needs in their house!

Contact Michelle Tilley today to learn more about Verefina and their wonderful line of natural products!

Softball Mom’s Survival Guide Ebook Review!

Softball Mom’s Survival Guide written by Janis B. Meredith is a must read for all parents with a daughter that plays the sport!

Where we live, softball is THE sport and everyone knows it.  My husband and I even joked about this when we found out our final child was a girl.  We just know it’s in the water around here to have girls so they can play softball.  Since my step-daughter plays softball, I just knew I had to get my hands on this guide.

Each chapter offers excellent tips and information that every mom should know!

1 – Safety First
2 – Nutrition Guide
3 – Cutting Costs, Saving Time, Staying Organized
4 – Dealing with Dad
5 – Dealing with the Coach
6 – How You Can Best Help Your Daughter’s Team
7 – How You Can Motivate your Daughter to Try Harder
8 – How You Can Keep from Striking Out as a Softball Mom
9 – Dealing with the Drama of Softball
10 – Help your Daughter Learn Mental Toughness

I enjoy watching Morgan play softball but it can definitely become challenging.  This ebook touches on every subject and then some.  Some subjects I never really even thought about such as keeping your daughter safe from sexual abuse.  This was something that didn’t even cross my mind.  Her coaches are men and not that I would EVER think they would do anything of the sort, you just never know, plus other children and parents can be perpetrators as well.  You have to educate your daughter’s on what’s appropriate and what’s not.

I found the chapter on Nutrition to be extremely helpful as well.  There are a lot of times where we just take money and buy food from the park stands – not a great idea.  Very rarely do you come across healthy foods and a lot of times they don’t allow you to bring items in.  I’m going to continue to make it a point to bring healthy snacks with us – even if that means we have to go out to the parking lot and eat it.  I also really enjoyed the meal ideas too.

As a mother to four, chapter 3 was extremely helpful.  Since our Rec Department supplies a lot of the equipment, I know there are some things I just don’t need to spend the money on.  I also make sure to ask friends if they have any equipment they are no longer using and would like to donate or sell.  This helps me save some money and I’ve also made the suggestion of hosting an equipment exchange with other parents in our village.

Working with Your Daughter’s Coach was a good one.  A lot of times our daughter’s coach is also coaching his own daughter too.  Fortunately, we’ve enjoyed our daughter’s coaches and have had very few complaints.  There were many excellent tips provided on if problems ever do arise and how to deal with them.

One of the biggest issues some of the parents seem to forget is to respect officials.  Oakfield has a slight reputation for getting a little ugly at games.  We are trying to work on that and I know I can offer some wonderful insight to other parents when sloppy calls are made.  Respect is how we would want our children to respond and that is how we should respond as well.

Chapter 7 was powerful.  This rang especially true with me, “There really is no secret cure, but there is treatment.  That treatment is to encourage her, support her, listen to her, look for those teachable moments when she really is listening to you, and love, love, love on her”.  This is something that I know I mess up on.  I need to really apply this to my life with my step-daughter!

I’m working on becoming the softball mom that I really want to be.  It’s hard work and it takes time.  The Softball Mom’s Survival Guide is helping me to work toward that goal.  All the chapters have their own powerful message and I suggest if  you are a softball mom, you should download a copy today.  I know that I’ll soon be the mother to multiples playing the sport so I’ve got to get the kinks worked out now.

Let Softball Mom’s Survival Guide teach you to begin rewarding more, expressing your love and support for the right reasons, and to teach you daughter to have a healthy self-image for life!

Download a copy today!

11:11 Card Holder Review!

11:11 Card Holders allow you to carry just what you need without all the extra bulk!
Put a little “Art in Your Pocket” with 11:11!

The 11:11 card holder, “mini wallet” or “the going out wallet” – whatever you wanna call it – is a must have accessory!  It’s a lightweight but yet durable product made from recycled paper and vinyl.

The 11:11 card holder also features strong PVC plastic pockets that are hand sewn with thick cotton thread.
All of 11:11′s products are made in the USA with lots of love and care.  You can tell by the quality of the craftsmanship of the card holders – very impeccable eye for detail on these!

I just adore my 11:11 card holder.  It was so hard to choose which design I liked best because they are all so colorful and unique.  With a little help from my side kick, we picked out the ever so beautiful “Vintage Plumes” design.  My life can get a little too black and white so I love the added pop of an unexpected design in my pocket.

Amaya even received one for herself in the “Strawberry Cake” design.  She uses hers to collect all of the business cards that come in the mail.  Personally, I use mine to hold my insurance cards.  I hate digging through my cluttered wallet for them and I feel like I’m ALWAYS at the doctor’s office with my kids.  They are so multi-functional!  You can use them for your ID, credit cards, library cards, store reward cards, business cards, a little cash, or anything you can think of!

11:11 also offers many other great products, including Passport Holders.  If you love to travel then you need to get an 11:11 Passport Holder to jazz up your boring and plain looking passport.  This Passport Holder measures 3.75″ x 5.25″ when closed and fits all Standard U.S., Canadian, Mexican, Australian and EU passports.

I love the “art in your pocket” idea that 11:11 embodies.  It’s so easy for fads to catch on and soon everything begins to look exactly alike.  With 11:11, you’ll be sure to have a unique but tasteful and practical product that you’ll be able to use every day without the worry of it ever going out of style!


Every Beauty Foot Smoother and Nail File Review!

It’s hard to find time to sneak away to get a mani and pedi, especially if you are a busy mom with multiple children.  Every Beauty allows me the chance to look like I just came from the nail salon but for a fraction of the price!

The Every Beauty All-In-One Foot Smoother removes rough, dry, cracked skin and helps restore your skin’s natural softness.  Unlike a hard pumice stone, the foam core allows for flexibility so you never miss a spot.  You can even use the Foot Smoother on rough elbows and knees.

The two sided dermabrasion coating allows me to use the course texture for my heels and the fine texture for my sensitive elbows.  You can even use it on rough knees or anywhere else you have rough skin.  I love that you can use this wet or dry and that it’s washable and reusable!  Now my heels and elbows are ready for sandals and short sleeves!

The Every Beauty 3-in-1 Nail File  is ergonomically designed for ease of use and has a long lasting stainless steel nail file.  I seem to always misplace those skinny little nail files so I was so happy to receive this one in green apple (also comes in bubble gum pink and snow white).  Now I can quickly and easily shape my nails however I want, without the expense of going to a nail salon!

Every Beauty products are affordable and long lasting.  I think I may possibly be ready for summer; now if only the weather in Wisconsin would stay warm!

Zaycon Foods is America’s Drive Thru Meat Market – Fresher, Faster and Cheaper

How does Zaycon Foods manage to provide such high quality super fresh meat and produce to its customers at such low prices? The answer is strength in numbers. And not our numbers, yours!

Zaycon Foods can sell its products at bulk rate prices to individual consumers and families because our unique sales event business model brings lots of people together, adding all their purchasing power into a combined bulk food purchase. And when you buy as part of a group that’s committing to such a large purchase, the power is in the hands of the purchaser! It’s the ultimate group buy in terms of both price and consumer empowerment.

You can pre-select exactly what you want to order from a given Zaycon sales event – sometimes you may want to stock up on our amazing meaty back ribs and sometimes it might be all about the Zaycon bacon – and then, on the day of the sales event, you and a whole big bunch of your neighbors will find yourselves in a nearby parking lot watching as an entire tractor trailer’s worth of high quality natural food is unloaded into all of your cars! You will be amazed at how quickly one of our refrigerated trucks goes from being filled with natural, fresh chicken or hundreds of gallons of grade A non-homogenized milk to being empty and back on its way to the farm!

A Zaycon Foods truck sales event often lasts less time than you would spend on a trip to the grocery store, yet you will leave with a whole lot more food than you’d get at the market, and for much better prices, too!

When you use the Zaycon Foods sales event as your preferred place to purchase meats, milk, and any of our other fine products, you get advantages even beyond the bulk pricing that comes with our special sales model. You also have the peace of mind of knowing exactly what you’re going to get! A trip to the grocery store can involve wasted time wandering around looking for various foods spread out across the store; at a Zaycon Foods parking lot meat truck delivery (or milk or berries or fish delivery, too!) you have pre-ordered your foods, so all you have to do is show up and wait for our friendly staffers and volunteers to load up your car.

Also, unlike in the grocery store, the prices you will pay for a Zaycon Foods product are locked in on our website, so you will know how much you are going to spend before you have committed to a purchase.

At a supermarket, you might pay one price for chicken on one day, and then a higher price on another day. With Zaycon, you decide that you want to order a case of our fresh boneless skinless chicken breasts, you check the price and then you commit to it, knowing that from that moment on, we are committed to getting you your fresh, natural food!

PinkBlush Maternity Maxi Dress Review!

Maternity clothes don’t have to be boring.  PinkBlush Maternity offers trendy, cute, and affordable maternity clothing that you’ll want to wear!

PinkBlush Maternity offers a large selection of maternity clothes that are fashionable and perfect for any occasion.  On top of their great maternity selection, you’ll find beautiful maternity activewear and nursingwear!  Quite honestly, the first time I saw PinkBlush Maternity’s clothing, I would have NEVER guessed they were for pregnant or nursing moms!

When I received my Navy Blue Printed Maternity/Nursing Maxi Dress, I was in love!  I couldn’t wait to try it on and wear it out.  The material is so luxurious and fits my body so nicely.  It’s amazingly comfortable and slimming.  The dress pattern is so trendy; it is perfect to wear to church, a wedding, grocery shopping, or to the park!

The v-neckline is perfect for nursing.  I’m able to easily feed my daughter without any struggles.  This dress really makes me want to have another baby because I can just imagine how amazing a pregnant belly would look in it.  The stretch of the dress would surely accommodate it very nicely!

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One lucky fan will win a $25 E-Gift Certificate to PinkBlush Maternity!
Must be 18+ to enter.  Open worldwide!
If you’ve won a PinkBlush Maternity Giveaway within the past 6 months, you are ineligible to enter. The Starry Night Kindle Case Review!

Hot Buckles is an online treasure trove of the hottest fashion accessories for women, trendy college crowd apparel and custom items from tablet cases to flip flops and of course, hot buckles & belts too.

If you are looking for a stylish and durable Kindle Fire case, look no further.  The quality and design of’s The Starry Night Kindle Case has exceeded my expectations.  Not only is it an extremely thick hard plastic case, it offers grippy sides to help keep your Kindle in your hands.  The case easily snaps into place and fits the Kindle Fire like a glove.  I love how the corners round the Kindle Fire perfectly to offer a really nice fitted look.

At only 1.7 ounces, this made in USA Kindle case easily snapped on to my step-daughter’s Kindle Fire.  She was so tired of her boring black case that she couldn’t wait to spice up her Kindle with this great conversation starting case.  ”The Starry Night” painting by Vincent van Gogh is such a great idea for a Kindle case design.  You can even choose white or black plastic for the case.‘s Kindle Fire case would make the perfect gift for someone you know that loves their Kindle Fire just as much as my child does!

Don’t forget to check out their belts for men, women, and kids!  You’ll be sure to find the coolest buckle styles and fashions!

Dermagist Eye Precision System Review!

Having four kids can really take its toll on a person, especially when one out of the two parents has a job that requires long hours.  Both my husband and I have realized we aren’t getting any younger and it especially starts to show in our eye area.  The Dermagist Eye Precision System is helping us fight wrinkles and look refreshed!

I initially thought of my husband when I read that the Dermagist Eye Precision System aims to reduce wrinkles, dark circles, and puffy bags.  Then I got to thinking, I’m not getting any younger over here!  Plus getting up several times a night isn’t helping my cause either. My husband and I have both been using theDermagist Eye Precision System and have been starting to see some great results!

I’m already using the Dermagist Ultimate Clarifying System and seeing great results.  I know Dermagist products work so when I began using the Instant Effect Lifting Serum, the results were amazing!  It instantly tightens my eye area without any uncomfortable film or residue.  After applying, my eyes are wider and I look more alert and awake.  I love knowing that it contains powerful peptides, like Matrixyl, that target my wrinkles long term too!  The Instant Effect Lifting Serum uses natural ingredients which provide nourishing moisture.  My skin is looking better and better each day.

My husband loves the Dermagist Eye Revolution Gel.  He’s honestly tried so many different products to try and tackle the dark, puffy circles under his eyes.  Do you know how frustrating it is to spend so much money on products that produce no results?  We’ve finally found something that works!  Eddie works long hours and gets less than 6 hours of sleep a night.  I love that he works so hard to provide for his family and to help keep me home but I hate the way he looks after some of those long days.

The Eye Revolution Gel targets dark circles under and around the eyes by dissipating the blood particles that accumulate.  The specialized ingredients give the eye area a light, fresh complexion.  Another targeted problem is the puffy under eye bags and overall puffiness of the eye area.  The precision engineered ingredients help the look of puffiness and bags.  Not only does this amazing formula tackle those two items, it even tackles wrinkles above, below, and next to the eye.  These ingredients moisturize the skin area and help maintain elasticity.  My husband can attest that this product has truly assisted in helping him look his best!  The results are amazing!

One lucky reader will win an Eye Precision System from Dermagist.  (RV $95.99)
Must be 18+ to enter.  Open to US only.
Giveaway ends 7/6/13 at 11:59pm CST.
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Davidson’s Organics and Nature’s Bakery Tea Party!

I was delighted with a good excuse to throw a tea party/play date for my friends and their children with a little help from Davidson’s Organics and Nature’s Bakery!

Davidson’s Organics is a one stop online store that sells teas, herbs, cocoa, and spices.  I was excited when they sent some amazing smelling caffeine-free Rooibos Spiced Chai Tea for my party.  For those of you, like myself, who have no clue about tea, I’ll share with you a little more about the tea from Davidson’s website:

  • Rooibos (“red tea”) is harvested from shrubs grown in the high elevations of the cape regions of South Africa. Rooibos has a full-bodied, rounded character, a slight sweetness, and blends well with green tea, black tea, other herbs and spices. Enjoy this red tea based chai with just the right hint of sweetness and spices. Delicious with milk and sweetener. High in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, Rooibos is well-known for its numerous health benefits and calming effects. And it’s completely caffeine-free!

I must admit, I’m not a huge tea drinker but as I get older, I’m being introduced to it more and more and becoming more curious.  I think the intimidation of not knowing if I’m suppose to drink it plain, with milk, with sugar, with honey, or with lemon, is what gets me.  I let my curiosity get the best of me and brewed a cup for myself and a fellow mommy.  The hearty fragrance filled the whole room!  Yum!

The smell was enough to draw you in.  She drank hers with a little milk and I enjoyed mine plain.  Spicy but yet sweet, I enjoyed my cup of tea.  Even my friend’s children enjoyed a few sips too!  Since it’s caffeine free, none of us had to worry about it affecting our sleep or our milk supplies (we are breastfeeding moms!).  The added bonus of the health benefits was appealing as well!  Plus,Davidson’s Organics entire product line is USDA Certified Organic and KSA Certified Kosher!

Now I cannot forget to tell you all about Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars!  They are A-MAZ-ING!  They were such a huge hit with the little kids to the point that I had to shoo them away so others could enjoy them.  If they sent me a case of  these fig bars, they’d probably be gone within a week.  My kids LOVED them and so did the other children and mommies in attendance.  I love that they are an all natural and healthy snack – perfect for play dates and after school snacks!

One of the biggest attractions of the fig bars was that they are cholesterol-free, dairy free, kosher, and all natural.  Another thing – we could pronounce every ingredient on the label!  There are so many flavors to choose from and they are all delicious, no joke!

Nature’s Bakery 100% Natural Fig Bar Flavors Include:

  • Apple Cinnamon
  • Blueberry
  • Whole Wheat Fig
  • Peach Apricot
  • Raspberry
  • Vanilla Fig
  • Vanilla Raspberry

The tea party/play date was a huge success thanks to Davidson’s Organics and Nature’s Bakery.  We were so busy enjoying everything that I forgot to take pictures of us all actually enjoying it!  It was great to get my friends and their children together at my house and enjoy some great tea and bars!

Vision Bedding Custom Comforter Review!

Vision Bedding specializes in products and designs found no where else!  Choose between millions of designs that Vision Bedding has to offer or upload your own photo for a personalized item!

Vision Bedding literally has millions of designs to choose from to fit your unique style.  If you are looking for a personalized item, feel free to upload your own images and design your own product!  There are so many creative possibilities including free text, multiple collage options, and unlimited border colors, just to name a few.  Within 24-48 hours of placing your order, one of Vision Bedding’s professional graphic designers will have your preview available for your approval.  If there is something you want to change, they’ll work with you until it’s just right!  Plus they are so willing to help in any way possible, you’ll be sure to receive exactly what you want!

At Vision Bedding, you’ll find bath decor, flags, wall murals, baby/kids/teen/adult bedding, pillows, window curtains, backdrops, blankets, rugs, banners, fabric, and wall art.  You can even purchase gift certificates!  After going through all the amazing possibilities, I made the decision to give my 9 year old son the opportunity to create a custom collage comforter.  He’s almost 10 and in that in-between phase where he just can’t seem to find a comforter that he likes.  Some are just too kiddie for him and some are just too adult.  Plus he’s got such a quirky personality, it seemed only fitting to allow him the chance to let his creative juices flow!

Julien loves many different things but the 3 things that stick out the most are: anything army, penguins, and video games.  We were able to browse through the library of items and pick out 6 really awesome pictures for his comforter.  He has 2 army themed pictures, 2 video game controllers (Xbox & Playstation), and 2 penguins.  We were even given the option to add his name which was an added bonus.  We also chose the black 320 count sateen cotton for the bottom of the comforter.

It was like Christmas when Julien’s Vision Bedding custom collage twin comforter came.
He could hardly wait to open the box!

Once opened, we couldn’t believe our eyes.  Our masterpiece had come to life!  The comforter is approximately 2″ thick and is extremely plush.  The sateen cotton bottom is so soft and silky too.  I can tell you, this comforter is made to last and is of extremely high quality.  Julien says it is extremely comfortable to sleep with and loves everything about it.  It’s just perfect and exactly what we wanted.  Plus it’s machine washable!

Vision Bedding has been a dream to work with.  Their customer service is amazing!  They took my son’s ideas and brought them to life.  He’s so excited to have exactly what he’s always wanted in a comforter.  I love that it shows his fun, creative, and quirky side.  It brightens up his room and is such a beautiful piece of artwork!

The comforter just screams Julien , literally!  It’s so amazing what this company will do to make sure their customers are satisfied.  I know we are and you will be too!  A huge thank you to Vision Bedding!

Kidknows Outdoor Thermometer Review & Coupon Code!

Empowering our children to make the right choices while teaching them to recognize numbers in the process is exactly what the Kidknows Outdoor Thermometer will do!  This educational gadget is perfect for kids!

My kids have this terrible habit of coming down from their rooms dressed like it’s 30 below when it’s going to be well over 70.  Same goes for in the winter months.  Then I have to send them back up to their rooms to change.  This is so time consuming!  Our Kidknows Outdoor Thermometer is conveniently placed in our kitchen window so we are all able to see what the temperature is to gauge what we should wear for the day!
The Kidknows Thermometer is 10 inches tall and easily attaches to the outside of your window with two suction cups.  The only thing required was my hubby needing to climb up a ladder to stick it to our kitchen window.  The mercury free thermometer is colorful, easy to read, and features pictures of what types of clothing kids should wear at what temperature.  This is a great educational tool for all children, especially those with special needs and autism.  It allows children to independently choose the right outfit to wear by associating degree measurements with easy to understand pictures.

Winner of the 2010 Creative Child Magazine’s Product of the Year Award,Kidknows Outdoor Thermometer will help you and your kids struggle less.  My kids love waking up and checking out the thermometer.  As the temperature rises and falls throughout the day, my kids are always curious to see it change.  It’s helping make our morning routine faster, easier, and a lot more fun!

Kidknows and Fun With Four have teamed up to bring readers an exclusive offer – $1.00 off your order!
Enter coupon code 2460 at checkout!

THREE lucky readers will win their very own Kidknows Outdoor Thermometer!
Must be 18+ to enter.  US only.
Giveaway ends 7/23/13 at 11:59pm CST.