Reviews, giveaways and memes - Jumpin Beans

31.7.10

Bodycology- Review


Please do not ever enter my bathroom!
LoL, I have a problem..
I love soap, lotions... you know what I mean.
I have to go through the aisles at the stores to see what new scents are out...
I have seen bodycology before, but for one reason or another, I have never purchased it.

STOP.
Yes, it stops now!
I am tired of spending too much money on other brands!
This stuff works!
It smells good.
The packaging is cute enough to display...

I was sent a few different items to review and I am glad I did!
They sent a bottle of Vanilla Cupcake Body Mist.
Not that Broxton isn't sweet enough, but I love spraying it on/near him!
When the boys were here, I would spray them at random times as well.
I love the smell, just not on me! :) It was a bit to sweet... it sure did make me want a cupcake!

I was also able to review their Cucumber Melon Body Cream.
Of course, you know it was wonderful! Not to greasy, not to thick.
Just a rich creamy texture that was quickly absorbed into my skin to provide much needed moisture! Yep, one of the boys grabbed it up as soon as it came and immediately started using it. He also noted how great it smelled!

Last item I was able to review was the Cherry Blossom Shower Gel and Foaming Bath.
I have pampered myself and used it to take a nice bubble bath.... as well as a shower where I just used it on my shower sponge. Both resulted in a bubbly lather that left me smelling pretty good, if I do say so myself! I even used it when I was shaving and I got through with no injuries!
You can find bodycology at most retail/drug stores. I have seen it at Wal-Mart where I am at.
They have 12 scents that are sure to please you.. and your nose! Click on over and see what all they offer!

I know that I will be buying this again! Great smell, great look and a great price!

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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


In A Heartbeat - Book Review


How many of you saw the movie, The Blind Side?

I know I did!
My brother went and saw it with a group of friends and he spoke of how great the movie was, so I knew that it was one I would have to see.

In A Heartbeat is sort of like a "behind the scenes" of the Tuohy family.
I really loved reading this book.
In the movie, it was more of the story of Michael...
In this book, you get more of the story of giving.

Every few pages, I would have to stop and share with Marc what I read. I asked if he ever heard of certain people named in the book.

Sean Tuohy has most certainly came a LONG way from where he grew up to where he is now...
and I honestly believe that God has granted him much in life because of the life he lead. Sean learned how to be appreciative... and that at the end of the day, giving really does make a difference!

Leigh Anne Tuohy cracks me up! She is a feisty lady that is not to be messed with! She sets her mind to something, and it has a ripple affect. I love the generosity and honesty of who she is.

The Blind Side showed us how they affected the life of Michael... and how he affected them... But in this book, you learn that Michael was not the first person that this happened to. I bet it will not be the last either!

Collins and S.J. were also greatly impacted by "taking Michael in" Not in the way that some of society thinks though... They each learned from one another and I think that is a great lesson.

I really like how In A Heartbeat takes us from the days of Sean and Leigh Anne when they were young, through when they met and eventually got married. This book shows that their generosity was always there... way before they ever passed Michael on that street. Although they raised him and nurtured him, their love and compassion did not end when he left...
and neither does their story!

Please do not get me wrong, I love the story... but the message is what will stay with you forever. Love is what makes it work. And it can all change, In A Heartbeat!

This book is one that will always remain on my shelf! It is a story of more than love, family or football... It is a story about giving!

I received this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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

30.7.10

Aloha Friday - 45 i think


I have totally lost count on what Aloha Friday Number I am on..
Oh well..
Head on over to Island Life and link on up!
You know how it goes...

It is FRIDAY!
ALOHA my friends!
Enjoy your weekend..

My question:
What did you do for your last birthday?

My last one was the BIG 30...
Marc was gone, just had a few family members over for a cookout...
This year will be great because Marc is here...
Not sure what we will be doing...

By the way...
August is my BIRTH MONTH!
LoL, remember when you used to celebrate like forever around your birthday? Well, I know that we used to celebrate mine for a week...
August marks my 31 years of being here... and my first year of blogging!
Woooooooooo Whooooooooo

Have a great weekend!

28.7.10

Giggle.Com - Giveaway


I do not know about you, but I used to get TONS of magazines!
I saw an ad for these cute alphabet coloring place-mats at
Giggle.com, so of course I had to take a look at what else they offered!
Giggle has a little of this and tons of that...
From furniture to clothes and everything in between!
Currently, giggle is hosting a contest to win a $1,000 gift card...
Never hurts to enter!

Also, Gina over at giggle has graciously announced that they would like one of you lucky people to win "
The Giggle Guide to Baby Gear."
It is written by non other than Ali Wing, the CEO and Founder of Giggle!
Included in this book are the following chapters:

  • Checklists: Expecting parents
  • Checklists: The first six months
  • Checklists: Toddlerhood
  • Checklists: Getting out and about
  • Products: baby on the go
  • Products: the nursery
  • Products: feeding
  • Products: bath time
One thing that this book offers, is the fact that it grows with your child!
Yes, instead of just telling you about needs for your newborn, it even includes products that you can use now when they are infants well past the toddler years!



Would you like to win?

Mandatory Entry:
Head on over to
Giggle and leave me the LINK to one thing you saw that you would like to have...
Example:

No, you can not use my example as your entry! LOL...

Want more ways to enter?

Follow my blog - 3 entries
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Blog about this contest linking back to my post and giggle - 5 entries


This contest will end on August 13th.
Random.org will pick a winner.
I will email you and you have 48 hours to respond, or a new winner will be chosen.


Thanks to Gina at giggle for allowing me to host this giveaway.
All opinions are my own, I was not paid anything for this review.

The Cream Perfume Company - Review & Giveaway


Okay, so I have never been the French Riviera, but I would LOVE to go!!!!
Have you ever been there?
Ever heard of "Grasse?"
Well, it is ON the French Riviera... and it is considered to be the WORLDS capital of perfume.

I had the chance to review several products from The Cream Perfume Company and I have to say, I might not be on the French Riviera, but I felt pampered enough to at least think I was!
The Cream Perfume Company carries a 12 scents of solid fragrances as well as 4 scents of their smooth and silky body lotion.
Being honest, I opened the box and thought "oh no, I am not going to like this rose lotion" but I wanted to at least try it out! Ha! That was a funny thought because I have more than just tried it out... I am not sure how many of you watch Army Wives, but the Claudia Joy character is ALWAYS putting lotion on her hands before she goes to bed... I have started doing that more now since I have the lavender body moisturizer. I mean, lavender helps to relax and I love how it makes my hands feel soft and smooth. (Not to mention the scent is to die for! Just enough to smell, but not overpowering!)



On their website, it mentions that the body moisturizer is made from oils and extracts from nature, so you do not have to worry about what you are putting on your body! Please visit their site to learn more of this wonderful product!

Besides the lotions, I was also able to review their solid fragrances line.
Ha! I have to tell you, I really do not know how you are supposed to use this... I have been applying it by rubbing my finger on it and then applying it to my wrists and my neck. (I hope this is right, if not, I am sure people must think I am nuts!)
I think that the packaging is a great way to get people to notice the product!
I really like the Raspberry scent that I am reviewing!
One fact that I like about this is the fact that the smell lingers around for a bit, it isn't like it quickly leaves as some other fragrances have the tendency to do!
Also, the container is small enough to throw in your purse, just in case you feel you need a refresher!

Now, guess what?!

They have generously offered to do a giveaway and let 2 lucky winners enjoy a product of their choice!!!! How awesome is that?!

Want to win?
Just head on over to The Cream Perfume site and tell me what you would pick if you won.
This is MANDATORY to enter!!!!

I know you want more ways to enter, don't worry...
Remember, leave a separate comment for each entry!

Follow my blog - 3 entries
Subscribe to my email - 3 entries
Follow me on twitter - 3 entries
Blog about this linking back to my post AND The Cream Perfume Company - 5 entries

This contest will end on August 12th.
Contest is open to US and Canada.
Random.org will select the winner.
I will email winner and you have 48 hours to respond 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

27.7.10

W/W - Thai Food

Marc and I tried Thai food for the first time...
It was good...
and the Mango Sticky Rice was really YUMMY!!!!
I can mark that off our list! LoL



Mango Sticky Rice
My food
Marc's food

26.7.10

Creamery Creek - Review



Okay, I do not know if I am the only one that has never heard of Goat Milk Soap...
I have heard of people drinking the milk (nope, I have never done that)
But, now I can tell you that the soap is such a great product!
I have seen of a few different places that make this soap and I was so lucky to get to review Creamery Creek and share my find for you!!!!

Let me tell you a bit about Creamery Creek First...
Creamery Creek is a family owned business!
They started raising goats 25 years ago and then eventually moved on to making goats milk soap.
Creamery Creek is south of Salt Lake City, Utah. One of my best friends used to live in SLC, so that grabbed my attention right there! :)

Once I started reading about their product, I learned that is safe for people with eczema, so that was a plus for Broxton!!!
I was sent 2 bars of soap..
One was unscented (for Broxton to try) and the other was a Red Clover Tea for me...

This soap lathers up SO GOOD!!!
As soon as I saw the lather I knew that meant I was going to have one of those nasty filmy residues when I was finished with my shower...
Nope!!
It washes right off leaving your skin soft and moisturized!
I even had Marc try it out... (he HATES bar soap, will only use the shower gel)
He liked it and said he wanted to keep trying it... most bar soaps dry his skin out and this one was not doing so...

Look at this cute little goat:

This is one of the "Cream Team" members...
Isn't it just ADORABLE?!
Not that I want a goat or anything, but this is a cutie....

If you are like me and know nothing about goat milk, feel free to read up on a few stats that Creamery Creek has posted on their site...

Now that you have seen that cutie...
and you know how luxurious your bath would be..
Stop on by their store and order a bar or two!

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


25.7.10

Supergoop - Review


Being a red-head, I normally try and get the highest SPF level I can find...
Well, I used to.. but truth be told, a 30 SPF level works just as good as the higher ones, as long as you apply it like you are supposed to!

I saw Supergoop on the Internet and I thought that this might be a product that Broxton and I could both benefit from.
I have been reviewing Supergoop for over a week now and so far, Broxton's skin has had no reaction to it... and I am not getting burnt either!! Yay!!!
When it came, I was expecting it to be a nasty smell or thick or all of the above.

We were able to review the Supergoop Everyday Lotion .
It comes with this easy to use little squirt nozzle. Just pump the amount you want, no more squeezing the bottle and getting too much! I really liked the fact that it has NO ODOR!
Yes, no odor at all!
One of the boys said, "Ooh, it is soft and it feels good!"
Ha! Needless to say, he was the main one telling me it was time to reapply!



Chris also sent me the Quickstick. We have not used it yet...
I do like the fact that it seems like it will be easier to apply on Broxton versus trying to keep holding him down to reapply the lotion.


The last thing we were sent for review is a great product for Marc!
They make Sunscreen Wipes!
As y'all know, Marc works out in the sun... and when he comes home, he is pretty burnt! As soon as these wipes came, I immediately put them in his work bag! I thought that this would be great for him, just take one out and wipe his face and arms...
Needless to say, he "doesn't have time to worry with sunscreen" so when he comes home burnt, I asked again if he tried the wipes... (of course not!)
So, the other day, as he got ready to leave, I took one out and wiped his head (remember he shaves it slick!) his face, his neck and his arms... At first, I told him it did not seem like I was doing anything but rubbing a cloth on him, but then I felt a little bit of the sunscreen... So I knew it was there!
I really think that this could be my favorite..
Not just for Marc, but for all of us!
Talk about a very simple way to apply the sunscreen!


I am so happy that Chris sent me this for review... I will for sure be telling the other moms at the pool about this...
Not because it works for me, but because it is sensitive enough to use on Broxton as well!

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


Hosting a Giveaway?


Not sure if you have heard of the newest site to help spread the word of your giveaways...
I have seen it on a few other blogs and it looks as though it is taking off now!
I am going to give it a try...
I would love as many people as possible to learn of the outstanding companies I have the pleasure of working with.
Are you interested in knowing more?
Just head on over to Giveaway Scout and read up on it... ( you can also enter a few contests while you are there!)
 
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