Category Archives: For the Mom

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!

Chapters
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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HotBuckles.com 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 HotBuckles.com’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.

HotBuckles.com‘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)
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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!
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THREE lucky readers will win their very own Kidknows Outdoor Thermometer!
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Whitening Lightning Dial A Smile Zero White Teeth Whitening System Review!

Stop wasting money on strips and trays that are messy and ineffective.  Make the switch to Whitening Lightning Dial A Smile Zero White Teeth Whitening System!  This innovative and highly effective professional home teeth whitening system will produce amazing results!

I love a bright white smile but I don’t love the expense that comes with trying to achieve it.  Between the different toothpastes, strips, and trays out there, I never see the results that they promise to give.  Talk about frustrating and time consuming!  Whitening Lightning’s Dial A Smile Zero White Teeth Whitening System does everything it says its going to do and more!

Whitening Lightning is the maker of the BEST professional home whitening system on the market today and their newest eco/natural version of Dial A Smile is great.  Instead of using peroxide, this system uses baking soda as the active whitening ingredient.  The LED light recreates the professional office experience.  This system is so easy to use and totally safe for crowns, veneers, and caps.  I will NEVER waste my money on those awful tasting strips and trays again!

I used to be a smoker and I do drink coffee from time to time so I feel like my teeth aren’t as white as they could be.  By following the directions carefully, I was able to see a huge change in the shade of my teeth after just one treatment.  I love that the system is specially formulated from all natural ingredients making it safe to use.  One treatment is only 20 minutes; I can handle that!

I don’t have time to sit at a dentist’s office for a professional teeth whitening treatment or spend the money on one either.  The results I achieved with the Dial A Smile Zero White Teething Whitening System is beyond words.  My mom saw me the next day and immediately noticed how white my teeth were and said they were as white as my white shirt!  Plus, NO sensitivity and NO pain!!!

PJ Greetings Personalized Address Stamp Review!

PJ Greetings is the go-to place for personalized gifts to say thank you to your host or hostess for summer events!  Even though all of PJ Greetings’ products make great gifts throughout the year, it’s extremely important to thank those who are extending their home for summer fun.  Personalized gifts show how much you care!

While browsing around PJ Greetings, you’ll see many great gift ideas!  Think about those hosting summer BBQs, birthday parties, weddings, graduation parties, or any other get together.  Say thank you to your host or hostess with one of PJ Greetings beautiful personalized items!

One of the items you’ll find is a custom ink stamp.  The hardest decision was deciding which design to go with since they are all so stylish.  I did finally decide to go with the 2 Magnolias design and I think you’ll agree with me that it’s simply stunning!

Let me tell you, I’ve been so impressed with our personalized address stamp.  It comes pre-inked so there is no fuss and no mess.  Since PJ Greetings does all their designs in-house, and almost all their production of items either in-house or locally, we received our stamp in record time!  Their turn around time from proof to product is extremely fast!

I can’t wait to mail out invitations and cards to our friends and family!  A custom, personalized stamp from PJ Greetings would make a great gift, wouldn’t you agree??

Speaking of invitations and cards, PJ Greetings also does great custom invitations, announcements, and holiday cards!  You’ll find some other great products such as note cubes, note pads, and adorable stationery for children!

Follow PJ Greetings on Facebook, Twitter, their blog and Pinterest to be in the know of current promotions, contests for free products, and updates on new products and designs.  PJ Greetings has many options to rep their products, such as hosting an online party or becoming a REP.  More information can be found at www.pjgreetingsathome.com.  Talk about a great way to earn FREE products and some extra spending money.

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.

JOLLY TIME Smart Balance Pop Corn Review!

It’s time to snack happy with JOLLY TIME Smart Balance Pop Corn!  This is a tasty and timeless treat you won’t feel guilty snacking on!  If you are health-conscious but love flavorful foods, you’ll be in for a real treat!

Instead of reaching for something unhealthy for you and your kids to munch on, try JOLLY TIME Butter and Butter Light Microwave Pop Corn made with the Smart Balance unique blend of oils.  Independent, online research found that consumers trust the Smart balance name.  I know I’m one of them!

Not only is this popcorn mouth-watering and buttery, it also naturally has ZERO grams of trans fat and absolutely NO hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils.  JOLLY TIME Pop Corn is even gluten-free and is an excellent way to add whole grains into your diet!  Imagine my surprise when my whole family couldn’t get enough of JOLLY TIME Smart Balance Pop Corn.  It’s delicious!

The Smart Balance blend is licensed exclusively for use in JOLLY TIME Pop Corn and contains a unique blend of polyunsaturated, monounsaturated, and saturated fats.  The Smart Balance brand provides superior tasting, heart healthier alternatives in many product categories by avoiding trans fats naturally, balancing fats and/or reducing saturated fats, and adding beneficial ingredients that people may be missing in their diets.  You can find JOLLY TIME Pop Corn made with the Smart Balance unique blend at select U.S. retailers in 3 pack boxes and individual trial bags.

Each week until July 15, fans of JOLLY TIME on Facebook, can enter to win a thematic prize or one of 75 free JOLLY TIME Popcorn made with Smart Balance product coupons.  Find JOLLY TIME on Twitter too!

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Epica Stainless Steel Drinking Straws Review!

Do you remember my post awhile back about straws?  Little did I know that I could cut down waste by introducing my children to reusable stainless steel drinking straws!

Epica Stainless Steel Drinking Straws have helped us cut down on waste but have also kept dangerous chemicals out of my children’s mouths.  Plastic straws contain toxic chemicals like BPA and phthalates.  Epica’s food-safe stainless steel is completely safe and won’t damage your health.  Made from 18/10 stainless steel, these straws won’t rust, scratch, chip, or break.  You can expect to see these straws look just as good as new for years to come.

These straws are dishwasher safe or can be hand washed with the included cleaning brush.  The included cleaning brush can even be used to clean out other reusable straws you may have around your house, such as sippy cup straws.

Think about how many straws end up in a landfill each year.  You and your family can cut down on waste and sip in style.  Epica’s Stainless Steel Drinking Straws are bent just like plastic straws and feature an angled top for easy drinking.  I think they are so stylish and my kids have ditched plastic straws and will only use these!  They work perfectly in the cups with lids we commonly use too!

Make the switch to Epica Stainless Steel Drinking Straws – they are healthier, kinder to the environment, and just plain cool!

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.