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6.11.10

Help them learn to be independent - Baby Dipper Review & Giveaway


As we all know, as a parent of a young one, you just never seem to have enough hands!!!
Some of the feeding accessories for young ones really are not that helpful when you are trying to juggle all sorts of things at the same time.
Broxton and I have been reviewing the Baby Dipper and I wish we would have had this when I was having to feed him all the time!
Just what is the Baby Dipper?
The Baby Dipper is a bowl that is perfect for when you have to feed them, but it is great for when they are feeding themselves! You can only move the spoon or fork around the bowl so many times for the remaining food before you give up on it, right?!
Not anymore!!!
The Baby Dipper is in the shape of a triangle!
Yes, no more circling the bowl to get the rest! you can just scoop it into the corner and there you go! The bowl bottom even slants to one end, so that is the end it all goes to!
Great thinking!!!!
I like the way it looks. At first, I thought it was glass and I was a bit concerned... I for one did not want to give Broxton a glass bowl to eat out of. Talk about a break waiting to happen!!!
Well, no worries! It is not glass! It is a very THICK and STRONG blue CLEAR plastic.
Don't worry... It is BPA Free, Lead Free and phthalate free!!!
And when you get the baby dipper, you also get a spoon and fork with it!
Talk about a nice gift! A nice feeding set, that also helps them learn to eat solo with no mess!
Would you like to try and win one here?!
Of course you would!!!

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5.11.10

Shampowder - Review


When I first had Broxton, I was exhausted...
I felt like every single second was needed to devote for him...
Sometimes I barely had time to get a shower, much less wash my hair!
:)
Please, do not let me be the only one!

Truthfully, I do not wash my hair everyday...
I have not done that in a while now.
I do rinse everyday... but not the whole shampoo and condition!

Back in my days in the "bar biz" it was always go, go, go.
Not always due to work, but you know what I mean!

I wish I would have had Shampowder then!!!!
For the days when a quick touch up would be nice, you could use this!!!

Have you heard of Shampowder before?
Basically, they have 3 to choose from:
Dark for brunettes and redheads
Light for blondes
Black for black hair...

I have to laugh at myself when I think about it...
I was curious as to why you would need to know the hair color when ordering...
Duh!!! Just like powder for your face, it has to blend!!!!

The Shampowder absorbs the oils in your hair...
The powder blends in with your hair color, so no one will know...
and get this...
it has a light vanilla scent that makes your hair smell great!!!
I opened the box and had to immediately try it out...
You tap the bottle down to get the powder flowing...
The brush twists out to use, but then twists back in when finished to store.
It comes in a cute little tube, think of a large lipstick!!!
You can throw it in your purse/bag for on the go use too!!!

I immediately thought about the bar days...
A few reasons...
Working late, you sometimes got off late and had to be back bright and early...
Sometimes you overslept... so this would be perfect to use until you could get a shower.
- OR-
When you had to work a double...
You could use it between shifts as a "refresher" until the end of the night...
- OR-
When you got off work and you wanted to go out a bit before going home, use it to freshen up...
Get the food/smoke smell out until you get home!!!

Besides the bar, it would be great for students ( remember the late nights?!)
or moms that are rushed for time...
or even for someone in the hospital, think moms...
You want to look great for the hospital photos, but you just might not have time to worry about washing your hair!!!

I think this is really a great idea...
When I told my mom about it, she reminded me that they used to use just plain old baby powder...
Talk about a "fresh take" on an old remedy! :)

With the size of the tube, it is a great STOCKING STUFFER!!!!!
HINT HINT!!!!

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4.11.10

Aloha Friday - # 59


Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday.
In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend.

My question :
Do you travel out of town for the holidays?

My answer:
I used to travel out of town..
but now, with the family...
It is easier for us to stay here and have my family come here to visit.

Aloha Everyone!
Please do not forget, lots of contests going on!

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"Are you good to go" - Review and Giveaway


If you really think about all the trash that results from grabbing to go food...
We are all really making a HUGE impact on the landfills!
I am not even counting the containers/bags...
I am just talking about the to-go utensils.

Think about it...
You are out of town for work.
Maybe you do not want to go out to eat every meal, so you grab something and bring it back to your hotel room. There you go... To-Go Utensils.
You grab something to take back to the office... To-Go Utensils...
I am not going to go on and on, because we ALL know what I am talking about.

BUT, I do want to tell you a CUTE way to help eliminate your part of the problem.
Have you heard of Green Ostrich?
They have several great green gifts that are sure to be a hit with everyone on your list!

Quick side note...
I wanted to know why they picked an Ostrich...

Education right here : (from their site)
Why did we pick an ostrich? The ostrich is one of the most Earth-friendly animals in the world. They compare favorably with cattle, poultry, and pigs, because they require less feed and less land, and they reproduce quickly. Censky, Annalyn R. "Ostrich - The Other ‘Green Meat?" Cronkitezine Fall 2007. The Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication. Ostriches are durable; true dinosaurs, they have roamed this planet for over 120 million years. They typically live at least 40 years in the wild, and they are known to live as long as 70 years in captivity. Ostriches are also memorable; frankly, they are funny-looking. That was enough for us. We offer Earth-friendly, durable, memorable products that replace common disposable products. So, our products and an ostrich have a lot in common.

Anyways, on with the company.
Green Ostrich has lots and lots of "Green Gifts."
I mean, from candles to journals... they even have toys!!!
But, one really neat thing, well... to me anyways!
Was the reusable To-Go Ware Bamboo Utensil Set that I was able to review!

This set comes with :
Fork, Spoon, Knife and Chopsticks!
Okay, I thought it was great with the first basic utensils...
But adding the Chopsticks just made it a little bit better!
Yes, it is made out of bamboo...
Nice and smooth...
Super Sturdy!
Now wait...
Get this...
They come in recycled case for carrying it!
It even has a hook (looks like a key chain) on it so that it will not get lost amongst all your other things. You know, in case you throw it in your purse, briefcase, luggage.

Did I mention it is DISHWASHER SAFE?!
I really like this...

Want to know why it is made out of bamboo?
Bamboo is a grass, meaning it grows fast!
Also, (I did not know this) it doesn't need replanting, because it will grow from the original shoot!
It doesn't stain easily and it looks cute.
I mean, really...
Look at it!

Who needs this?
YOU DO!
Whether you are getting it for you or a loved one!

Uses:
School kids, taking lunch to school.
Business traveler for out of town trips.
Worker who eats at work.
I can go on and on...

But I KNOW....
You want to get to the good stuff.

First of all:
They are running a special where you can save on 3 sets of utensils!!!

Second of all :
If you enter the code "BEANS" during checkout, you will get 5% off your purchase!
(This code expires Jan. 31, 2011)

Now, on to a giveaway!!!!
One lucky winner will win the exact same Bamboo Set as I did!
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Cheese, Please - Review and Giveaway WIBN

With the holidays approaching, I am sure parties have entered your mind...
I love to party... but I am not good at getting the food together for the party!
I have things in mind, but can not seem to get it worked out!

Now, I can at least have cheese to serve!
(and it not only tastes great, it looks great too!)

I was able to review Alouette Cheese.
Now, I have noticed it before at the store, but I have never bought it...
I am glad I did!!!
I tried the Garlic and Herbs...
YUMMY!!!!
(They even give you a few serving suggestions...
Like on a sandwich, or topped on a baked potato! Can not wait to try these!)
Spinach and Artichoke is up next for me to try!!!

But, I think my favorite was the Sundried Tomatoes and Garlic Spreadable Cheese Log.
The tomatoes were still moist! I was expecting it to be like dried flakes.. but not the case!
I am not going to lie...
If we have people over during the holidays, this will be served!
I will plate it all nice and pretty...
Add different types of crackers and ENJOY!!!!
The presentation in the packaging alone was a main reason I grabbed it...
Then, the taste just made me want to eat it all right then!!!


I was also given the option to review Chavrie Goat Cheese.
I have not been brave enough to try this yet...
Well, in my defense, I went to buy some at the store and I could not find it.
Marc wanted to know just what I was planning on doing!
I think this is something that I will be using with my friend, Billie!
She can help me figure out a great way to try it! :)

You know that you would love a little help during the holidays!
So, would you like to win coupons for all this yummy cheese?

Maybe to serve as an appetizer before dinner guests are served?
Or maybe to add to the snack table during a party?

Either way, those who eat it... WILL LOVE IT!

Want to win?
The coupon prize value is $26.50

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Kick Off the Holidays ORGANIZED - Carolina Pad Review & Giveaway - WIBN

The Carolina Pad Holiday Memory Organizer is something that I have really been hoping to review! Talk about the excitement as I opened the box! It was as though Carolina Pad sent me an early Christmas present!!!!

I really wanted to see how it was, so I would know if I wanted to order them as gifts for a few people on my list. Hopefully, you can tell by my excitement...
It FAR exceeded my expectations!
So, just what is a Holiday Memory Organizer?
It just happens to be THE item I need!!!
It is a binder/storage solution for people like me.

Do you keep your Christmas cards?
I do, but not the way I want to ...
I have them in boxes!
Not really an easy way to pull them out and look at them!
I mostly get to sit and reminisce looking at them when we move...

But with the Holiday Organizer, I can put it with my photo albums and can enjoy whenever!!!

Okay, let me tell you about the Holiday Organizer!
It is a cute and festive Binder:
See?
Inside the Holiday Organizer, you will find:
Tabbed Dividers that are also cute and decorated.
Pages for Photos.
Pages for Cards.
Pages for other keepsakes!

What am I saying?
IT is a great scrapbook type Organizer!!!
I like the fact that you get:
- 12 pocket pages to hold 48 standard 4" x 6" photos
- 12 pocket pages to hold 48 standard 5" x 7" photos or cards up to 8.5" x 5.5"
- 12 pocket pages to hold 48 letters, cards, photos, or other keepsakes up to 8.5" x 11"

Talk about all the Organizational work taken care of for you!!!!
With the Organizer, you can just put your cards, your holiday photo's and everything else all in one spot!!! Place it with your photo albums and now, you can enjoy whenever!!!!
Isn't it great?! For only $12.99, you can buy them for several people on your list!

To help get YOU in the HOLIDAY SPIRIT...
Carolina Pad is offering one reader to win a $25 Gift certificate to their online store!
You know you want to win!!!

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3.11.10

Swanson's Makes It Easier - Review & Giveaway

As most of you know...
I DO NOT cook.
It isn't that I do not want to...
It is that I do not know most of the spices, so that makes it hard to do!
I have a few of my easy go to recipes and guess who happens to help ME out?

Yep! You guessed it!
Swansons!
I have used Swanson's Chicken for several different things...
Chicken and Rice.
Chicken Salad.
Chicken Tetrazzini.
Chicken Pot Pie.

Once the boys get here...
I am going to need help in making good food...
and lots of it!
They are growing boys, you know!

I was sent a couple recipes that I will be trying once they get here.
Most people love Chicken Alfredo, I know they do...
So this will be a for sure try!

Also, while we cheer for the Georgia Bulldogs and the LSU Tigers, we can try out the Buffalo Chicken Dip. Sounds to tempting to make just for Marc and I... I will have to substitute Ranch for the Blue Cheese though! :)

Did you know that you can actually go to their site and they have other recipes to help you with dinner? AS WELL AS TAILGATING SNACKS!!!!

Would you like to see how Swanson's can help you with dinner?

Enter for your chance to win 3 coupons to try Swanson's Premium Chunk Chicken!!
THERE WILL BE 2 WINNERS!!!!

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Wouldn't It Be Nice? - Under Your Tree Gift Guide

No, you can NOT have THIS under your tree... I would miss him to much!!!
But, you can win several great things, to keep or share!!!!

I can not think of what I want to call this, so ANY suggestions are appreciated!!!
Yes, I know it is a Holiday Gift Guide... But I want a fun name!
I will be holding several great giveaways and plenty of reviews over the next two weeks.
I hope you enter them all! :)
I mean, gifts are great... but aren't they even better when they are FREE?!
You know you want to enter them...
So, stop on by tomorrow and start entering away!!!!!

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2.11.10

W/W - Pumpkin Patch


Yeah, so while all of you were posting your Pumpkin Patch Pictures...
We were trying to get a good one...
:)
So now, FINALLY we can show you the attempt was at least made!

We went to a Pumpkin Patch in Newnan, Georgia...
We actually joined up with another group, because we wanted to go on a weekday...
It was fun, but I do feel as though it was for older children...
(Yes, Marc and I enjoyed it!)

They had "story telling", taught us about pottery, taught us about spinning wool, and a petting zoo!

Broxton LOVED the petting zoo, he wanted to pet them all..
Of course he had to say "HEY!" to every single one of them!


After TRYING to get a good one of him with the Pumpkins...
We gave up...
But hey, we went and had fun...
That is all that really matters, right?!
Happy Wednesday!!!!




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Letters to Ethan - Book Review

Tom McQueen did what many of us look back and wish we had...
He wrote a series of letters to his grandson, Ethan.

Tom McQueen is a therapist... but most importantly, he is a grandfather.
The book, Letters to Ethan, is a series of letters that Mr. McQueen wrote as a means to share his life's lessons with his grandson. Although he wrote these letters, they ring true with each and every single one of us.

The thing I really enjoyed about the book was that you can tell it is from the heart.
Also, I really, really, REALLY love the quotes before each letter.
(If you can not tell, I am a lover of quotes!)

Here is one I really liked :
" When an old person dies, it's like a library burning." - Alex Haley

Several of the letters contain stories or poems that Mr. McQueen heard at some point in his life. Actually, some were stories that I have received as emails! :)
But above all, Mr. McQueen is teaching Ethan ( and all of us that read it) how to be as good of a person that God intended us to be!

Mr. McQueen touches on several of life's lessons that he hopes to make an impact on Ethan.
Just what all does he share?
His thoughts and experiences include:
Life's Purpose, Faith, Heroism, Christmas, Greed, Risk, Vocation, Death, Emotions, Intellect, Will, Integrity, Friendship, Conflict, Health, Love, Children, Goals, Thanksgiving, Respect, Adversity, Senior Citizens, Happiness, Leadership, Drugs & Alcohol, Sacrifice, Fun, Imagination, Compassion & Empathy, Forgiveness, Prayer, Fear and Miracles!

Besides the information he shares and the stories and poems that help to get his point across, Mr. McQueen also relates past events to help explain. Events that are still fresh in my mind.. September 11 as well as the devastation in the Amish family and Haiti.

He is writing to Ethan, but the points hit home in all of us.

Mr. McQueen leaves a great amount of knowledge in his letters. I know his grandson, Ethan, is lucky to have him in his life. How do I know that? Because I am lucky to have been able to read his life's legacy!

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Lots of Candy? You need to REACH for your toothbrush!

Let's get a little personal here!
(No, I am NOT coming over and going in your medicine cabinet when I go to the bathroom... )
But I do want to know...
What kind of toothbrush do you use?

I have used REACH toothbrushes for quite some time now...
I just really enjoy how clean my teeth get when using them.
I am not sure if you noticed, but REACH is getting on the "fancy" side...
Instead of the basic different colors of toothbrushes, they now come with designs on them!


I already had the cute designed one, but when they "reached" out to see if I wanted to review, of course I said YES!!!!
I mean, you can never have enough toothbrushes!
I have one that I leave in my toiletries bag... then another for each bathroom here...
You never know when you will feel the need to clean your teeth!

The one I have is designed with flowers on it...
I also have a zebra striped one, a yellow striped one and a plaid one!
I am telling you, the designs are so cute and are perfect for each member of your family!

I was also able to review the Rembrandt brand toothpaste.
I have never used it before, just because it was higher priced than other brands...
Now, I see why!!!
I LOVE the way my teeth feel!

They are so clean and to be honest with you, they have that "clean" feeling ALL DAY LONG!
I reviewed the REMBRANDT Plus Toothpaste first.


I like the taste and the end results.
It has a bit of a feel of baking soda or something to it...
It feels like it is scrubbing the teeth clean. (in a good way!)

From their site;

- Unique formulation contains fast-acting BIO-AVAILABLE® peroxide to begin visibly whitening teeth on contact

- Clinically shown to whiten teeth with daily use

- Low abrasion formula for gentle and effective cleansing

- Available in Fresh Mint and Wintergreen flavors



The other one I got to try was the REMBRANDT Intense Stain.
I think that this one might just be my favorite!
It leaves my mouth with a "slick from the dentist feel."
It cleans just as well as the regular toothpaste, but it does not have the scrubbing feel like the other one.
Now, do not get me wrong...
I like them both!!!

From their site:

- Powerful stain-fighting ingredients effectively remove deep stains from coffee and wine

- Clinically shown to whiten teeth for a brighter smile

- Formulated with a unique blend of high-performing micro-polishing particles to cleanse, stain-fighting ingredients and fluoride to restore and strengthen enamel

- Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) FREE for gentle and effective cleansing

- Enhanced foaming ingredients create the perfect rich and creamy lather

- Improved and longer lasting mint flavor


But, if I were at the store getting ready to purchase one, I would get the Intense Stain. I do not think that my teeth are that stained, but hello...
I am a southern girl who LOVES my sweet tea!!!
(and Coca Cola!)

The last thing I was sent was the 2 hour whitening kit.
I have not used it yet...
But believe you me...
I AM !!!

From their site:

- Number one Pharmacist recommended over-the-counter whitening treatment

- Clinically shown to visibly whiten teeth in just two hours

- Contains the same enamel-safe ingredients used by dentists

- Contains a proprietary BIO-AVAILABLE® peroxide that starts working immediately on contact

- COMFYTRAY™ applicators mold under hot water to form to teeth and make for an easy and comfortable application

Guess what?
One of my lucky readers is going to win everything I got to review!!!!

With the holidays getting closer and closer, you know what that means!
Pictures!
Don't you want your Pearly Whites actually WHITE?!

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1.11.10

KidSwitch to the Rescue!!! Review & Giveaway

This is from the Day 9 on the Hurry Up the Holidays List!
But, I wanted to move it back up...
Sorry for the confusion!
Hope you had a great Halloween.
( I will fill you in on ours soon!)


Broxton is getting to be a big boy!
Every day, I realize that my sweet baby is in fact a toddler and I need to go ahead and realize that I can not slow him down!! He is such a helper, always there to make the task go by, a bit slower, yes... but the bonding is irreplaceable!
The only problem we have had is that he can not reach to turn his bedroom light on and off.
He plays all over our apartment and every single time he wants to go to his room, I have to go help him turn the light on.



NOT ANYMORE!!!
I knew that I had seen a light extender or something like that on another blog, but when it came time to search for it, I could NOT figure out what it was...
No lie.
It was late and my brain was in sleep mode, but I searched :

I could not think of what I was looking for:
KIDSWITCH

I finally found it after searching a million years...
and I am so glad I did!!!!

We got it in the mail and IMMEDIATELY opened it!
Marc grabbed a screwdriver and within 2 minutes, it was up and ready to go.

Of course, with the KidSwitch, Broxton had to turn the light off about a million times.
At first, he could not figure out how to turn it on, off was easy, but on was a bit harder.
LoL, a bit later... He was good to go, he just had to PUSH UP for on... and PULL DOWN for off!

Now, if he needs to go in there, the glow in the dark moon is ready for him to turn the light on.
When he leaves, if I notice the light is on...
I tell him to turn it off and he runs on back there and turns it off!
So easy! So convenient!
I think this is a must for all households with small kids!

We have the toggle switch, but get this...
They even make Decora adapters!!!

Look why it is so cool:
GLOWS in the DARK
Perfect length for them to work it themselves.
It is a moon, so gender neutral!
Allows parents more time to do other things, besides constantly turning lights on and off.
That equals money and energy saved!!!!!

We need to order a few more!
We have the one for his room...
but I want to get one for the bathroom...

Great thing to, you can take the KidSwitch with you when you move!
Yes!!! So, you can keep it for the next little one that will need help with the lights!!!
You can buy your own KidSwitch for only $8.95



ONE LUCKY READER WILL WIN THEIR VERY OWN!!!
What a great gift for the holidays, moving right along to being a big boy or big girl!!!!

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A friend of mine told me about this song...
and honestly, it helped get me through Marc's deployment...
It was even my ringtone!!!!

31.10.10

Baby Bible Christmas Storybook Review

Day 12 (and final day... 12 days of Christmas, you know?!) of the Hurry Up the Holidays List.

Oh My Goodness!
What a great book to end the Hurry Up the Holidays List with!
We received the Baby Bible Christmas Storybook for review and I love the way it helps with interaction with the little one!
Normally with Broxton, we point at the pictures in the book and the colors to...
but this one goes further than that...
(What a great help for moms like me!)

I will share part of the first one with you:
Mary's Secret :
The angel told Mary a special secret.
(Put your fingers to your lips: Shhhh)
The baby will be God's Son, Jesus.
(Pretend to rock a baby)

See what I mean?
The top line tells the story and the next line helps you to interact with your child while sharing such a great story!!!!

The Baby Bible Christmas Storybook is actually part of a series, I did not know that... but this is the newest release.
I really like how this book is small, perfect for a little one's hands!
Yet not those little bitty ones that are really too small to be books!
I also like that each story is only one page long. It includes the verse, the message, a short prayer and then on the next page... an illustration.
Add to it the fact it is sturdy... It is a board book!
I really like this!
This book is in mind for children up to age 3.
I think this might be a new tradition for us to read as Christmas gets closer...

As with most books, I think that this is yet another one that would be a great gift.
For a Christmas or even to celebrate a new birth!
If you are involved in your church, this would be great to add to the nursery or children's church.
Now, I need to go see the other books available in this series!

Jesus is The Reason for The Season!


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