Reviews, giveaways and memes - Jumpin Beans

23.7.10

Want to do me a favor?

As I mentioned in my ProFlowers post...
It has been almost one year since I started blogging.
I wanted to blog for a bit, but I really had NO idea where to start.
I reached out for help with a blogger of a blog I followed.
Melissa over at Frugal Creativity was awesome!
She took the time to answer ALL of my questions and even helped give me a few pointers!
She was the very first one to comment on my blog and I am so thankful for our friendship.
I wanted to write this post closer to my "bloggy birthday" but I also want to help Melissa out...
So, I am asking you a favor...
She has entered a contest at the Chocomize blog and she would appreciate your vote.
It is really easy to vote for her, I just did!
If you have a minute, will you go and vote to show her the support that she has shown me?!
Just click on the Chocomize blog link and then vote on "Almond All the Way."
Sounds delicious, doesn't it?!
Thanks guys!

22.7.10

Aloha Friday - # 43ish


Aloha my friends!!!
It is Friday, sit back, relax and take it easy...
Stop on by and visit Kailani though!

My question this week:

Do you have a land line or cell phone? or both?

We have both...
We were going to go with just cell phones... and we never use the house phone...
But, with our cable service, it was easier and cheaper to get the bundle...

Have a great weekend everyone!

Do not forget to enter my contests if you would like:


Finally! Something that works! - Tommee Tippee Review

If you have seen us out, chances are you have noticed the struggles we have had with finding a cup that works for Broxton. Every single cup we try has some sort of problem! (Mainly the spillage!)
Luckily for me, it seems as though that problem is finally over!
The Mom Bloggers Club has a Tommee Tippee Summer Tour going on right now, so we were able to review a few of the Tommee Tippee product line!
We were sent a Stage 4 Truly Spill-proof Water Bottle, as well as the Easi-Mat and Weaning Bowls with the lid and spoon. This is all part of the "Explora" line...


We have been using them for almost every meal now!
The easi-mat is seriously AWESOME!!!
Let me just tell you about it...
It is this little mat that pretty much sticks to the high chair. There is a suction on top that you put the bowl on. Now, Broxton's bowl of food is not going anywhere!!!! To release the bowl, you just pull this little piece and boom, it is ready to be cleaned!
The weaning bowls are 2 bowls that have a little handle on the side... there is also a lid that has a little storage compartment for the spoon! They have really came up with a way to make travelling and feeding the little one so much easier!!!
Now to my absolute favorite of them all!!!
The cup!
Every cup we have had for Broxton seems to spill.... Although they say No-Spill...
This Tommee Tippee is so different!
It actually does not spill!
Like an idiot, I turned it upside down and gave it the good shake down... Nothing came out!
Good thing too, because I did it in front of Broxton, so there have been a few times when I noticed him giving a good shake or two!

**********Please note, this is NOT the utensil with the Tommee Tippee Explora Weaning Bowls set, it was dirty. LoL, also, please note that Broxton will NOT put that fork down, I guess he doesn't want it to fall off the tray?! **********

I called the Toys R' Us in my hometown (since we were heading there for the weekend) to make sure they had some of these cups in stock... They had 7, so I went and picked up 2 of them... The remaining 5 were for girls.
Here is the best part:
Until July 23rd, you can buy one Explora Item and get the other for 50% off at Babies"R"Us and Toys"R"Us.
You can buy in store or order from the comforts of your own home at BabiesR'Us.Com

How about join in with all of us that love our Explora Products?
Follow Tommee Tippee on facebook
(You can tell them I sent you if you want!)
(Same thing... you know, if you want!)
You can always do both!

One Big, Huge THANK YOU to Tommee Tippee and Mom Bloggers Club for letting me be a part of this great review!!!

FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation

ProFlowers- Review

Did you realize that next month I will be 31?
Also, next month is my one year bloggy birthday!!!!

With that in mind...
I recently had the chance to review a birthday basket from ProFlowers.

They have so many wonderful items to choose from and believe me...
I looked and looked and looked for what I thought would be best for us!
Having the boys here, I did not want to go with all the wonderfully delicious candy!
I started to look at all the fruit baskets they had to offer.
I finally decided that the Classic Fruit Basket would be perfect!!!


The boys immediately wanted to eat it as soon as it arrived!
Marc grabbed a red apple and he chomped in to it! Of course, that meant that Broxton had to help daddy eat it!
The boys knew at that point it was fair game!
Everyone had a piece of fruit...
This basket has a bit of everything!
Red apples? Check!
Green apples? Check!
Oranges? Check!
Grapefruit? Check!
Pears? Check!

I did manage to steal a taste of the fruit the first go round! They all loved it and wanted to know when they could eat more...
(I hid the sausage and cheese... lol, yes, I sure did! It was delicious too!!!!)
None of us are grapefruit fans, so I brought that home to give to my dad...

The basket arrived wrapped up and when I opened it, the fruit was beautiful!
I am sorry that I did not think to get a picture of the basket... We dove in to fast for that!

Would I recommend this?
Most definitely!
For $39.99 you get a wide variety of fruit, a few extra yummy snacks... and they even threw in a bit of peppermint for us!
The basket it is sent in is cute to!
I have already put it to use holding a selection of books I have for upcoming reviews!

I have to give a big thank you to Jake for the chance to work with ProFlowers in hosting this review!!! We all loved it!!!

FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation

21.7.10

Just how happy is your little one?!


Remember when I posted about Triple Paste ?
Well, Erika sent me a heads up about a pretty cool contest that Triple Paste is sponsoring...
I just thought I would share it with you!


IncrediBundles is hosting a HAPPY BABY contest!
Simply submit a video of your happy baby (ages birth to 3 years old!) and you are entered to win!
What do you win?
Grand Prize is a year supply of diapers and Triple Paste!!!!
Three runners up will each receive a 3 months supply of each!!!

Can't beat that!!!
Head on over to the IncrediBundles Happy Baby Contest Site and Enter today!

20.7.10

w/w - sentimental


When I was ONE... My grandad went and bought me a tricycle.
Obviously, I did not need it forever!
So, my mom gave it to her friend to let her daughter (and later on, her son) use it...


How sweet is this?
She kept it and has now given it to Broxton!!!!
Yes, I will be 31 next month....
This sucker is OLD!!!!

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Omnibalm- Review and Giveaway

Remember when I posted asking for your tips in dealing with sunburn?
Well, I found out that 20 years ago, a pharmacist was looking for a cure to help with his sunburn!
After much research, he found out that Tea Tree Oil had the answer to his problem!
Luckily for me, I was able to review what he developed...

Chad with Omnibalm sent me samples of both the Omnibalm Skin Relief Cream



Marc and I have both been able to use these products!

While the boys were here, we went to the pool pretty much everyday... and even then, sometimes it was twice a day. I got pretty burnt in the beginning! I think even the boys felt bad for me! But once I got the Skin Relief Cream, I was able to apply that after my shower and I could immediately feel a bit of relief. It was as though the lotion quickly absorbed into my fried skin and started to rehydrate.
The lotion is pretty thick and creamy and once you start to apply it, you think oh no, this is going to be really greasy... That is just the way it looks during the application process! Once it is rubbed into your skin, you are left with really moisturized skin! No grease! No mess!
The smell is rather strong, but that is just for a few minutes. Once it is absorbed into your skin, the scent starts to neutralize and then you no longer realize it is there.

Marc really enjoyed the Daily Foot Therapy.
With him working on his feet ALL DAY LONG, in the BLAZING HEAT, all he wants is to relax and cool off when he gets home. When we got the samples from Omnibalm, I started to massage his feet with the Foot Therapy. Yes, I know I hate, hate, HATE feet... But this is the man that works all day so that I can stay home with Broxton! Of course, I will try and make his day better! :)
Just like the Skin Cream, the smell is strong... I have decided that it has to be the Tee Tree Oil. Also, like the Skin Cream, the smell goes away rather quick.
Marc really enjoys it. He says that it helps to moisturize his feet. (I am not sure if I have ever mentioned how much Marc hates his feet to be dry... or any other part of his skin... that is for another post!) He says that it quickly absorbs into his skin and it helps to relax him after a long day. Mind you, he is wearing boots all day, so you know this is a great comfort!!!

Now, the next best part...
Omnibalm has donated their product for two of my lucky readers to win!!!
1 will win the foot therapy and the other will win the skin cream!

Mandatory Entry:
Tell me the percentage of highest quality tea tree oil that Omnibalm contains.

Extra Entries:
Must leave a way to contact you if it is not visible in your profile.
Leave separate comments for EACH entry.

Follow me- 2 entries
Subscribe to my emails- 2 entries
Follow me on twitter - 2 entries
Follow Omnibalm on twitter - 2 entries
Tweet telling them I sent you - 1 entry
Blog about this, linking to Omnibalm and my post - 5 entries


This contest is open to U.S. residents.
Contest will end at midnight on July 31.
I will use random.org to pick a winner.
Winner will be emailed and must respond within 24 hours or a new winner will be drawn.

FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation




Organix-South - Review

I am not sure if any of you have heard of the Neem Tree before, but I have been hearing it mentioned lately and of course, I had to check it out.
Seems as though the Neem Tree is able to use all of its parts to make up different Neem products. If you would like more information on the Neem Tree, please look at what all I found on Wikipedia.

With all the talk of Neem, you will then hear of Organix-South. They are based out of Florida and they are tops in the manufacturing of Neem Products for the world!
Betty with Organix-South sent me a few items to review.

The shampoo and conditioner she sent was a nice surprise!
I was a bit curious as to how the shampoo would work, seeing as though it came out rather runny, almost like water. I had to scoop it back into the bottle! I was expecting the lotion texture that most shampoo's tend to be! After I worked it into my hair, it had a very nice lather. Not the thick and foamy lather that you get from soaps, but a nice subtle lather that let me know I had worked it into all of my hair.
The conditioner was a consistency as all conditioners are and as I normally do, I worked it mostly on the ends and then let it stay in my hair for a bit.
Once I rinsed it out, I noticed that there was no waxy buildup that you can tend to get from other shampoo/conditioners. The smell was just a "clean" scent. Not a cleaning product smell or a fruity smell... just nice, clean and fresh! It seemed as though it actually helped to hydrate my hair! I even chose to use it after the pool to see if it would help with the Chlorine. ( It did!)
The lotion that I was able to review was a great treat after being at the pool all day as well!
It had the same scent as the shampoo and conditioner, I am guessing that is the smell of the Neem Tree. I like the scent... The flowery smell is great at times, but this was just a "fresh" scent!
I would definitely recommend any of the TheraNeem Products that Organix-South has to offer! Especially for those dealing with the outdoor conditions right now! It is very hydrating!
Look to see where you can purchase Organix-South products near you!

Stay up to date with Organix-South! Follow Organix-South on Facebook or Organix-South on twitter.
Thank you to Betty for allowing me to review these products!

FTC Compliant Review Policy: The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation

19.7.10

Pillsbury Brownies Prize Pack - Winner


Using Random.org the winner of the Pillsbury Prize Pack is...
Comment number 71

nightowl said...

#1 Email subscriber.



I am emailing you now.

You have 48 hours to respond, or I will draw another winner.

Thank you to all who entered!


Rhoost - Winners


Just wanted to try and catch up on all my winners!
Thanks to Rhoost, I will be having 2 winners on this one!

Random.org selected comment number 12
Penelope said...

Ooh, I could use those! Black or brown, because I have tables in black and one in brown too, and all have sharpish edges.


AND ALSO COMMENT NUMBER 6
Lydia's Pennies said...

Twitter follower @LydiasPennies

ReUsies - Winner

We have a winner in the ReUsies contest!!!
Random.org picked comment number 67

JMN said...

Following you on Twitter

I am emailing you now and you have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is picked!
Thank you to all who entered!


Daily Portrait - Winner


So sorry that I have taken so long to announce winners...
As I mentioned, it has just been busy spending time with the boys before they went back to their moms...
It was fun and yes, we miss them!
First announcement is the winner of The Daily Portrait

Random.org picked comment number 36
Ashley said...

I would do our anniversary! Coming up on 5 years in a few months! :)



I am emailing you now!!!!!

Remember, you have 48 hours to respond, or a new winner will be drawn.

Thanks to all of you who entered!

 
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