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26.2.11

Parents Palooza - WoW - Just WoW!!!!!


Okay, so I blogged about Parents Palooza and even gave away tickets for lucky readers to go...
Then, I reminded you that it was this weekend...
In case you are IN or NEAR Atlanta tomorrow...
(Feb 27th)
I am telling you again...
You have got to make a point to go!
We had so much fun!

Of course, I did not know where to go ...
(for the meet the bloggers)
So, we went early..
I was the blogger for 11 am, so yep...
First time for everything, I got there around 10:15 ish...
We found where we were supposed to be and then it was just pure torture for Broxton..
He wanted to go play and I would not let him... YET!

At 11:45 ish, we headed out to explore!
So much to see and do, where do we start?!
We kind of skimmed over everything while we waited on our friends to come...
Once they were here, it was over!

Comcast was there doing ID kits for your kids...
Thanks Nancy Grace!
They took their picture and fingerprint...
You get a copy, but it is stored in case heaven forbid, something happens...
It can be automatically sent out to FBI and what not to aid in the quick help of information!
It also doesn't help that Scooby-Doo was there to take pictures with the kids while they wait!
Over on one side, we got to meet Laughing Pizza!
Yes! They had their van there and everything...
You can get your picture with them (Broxton was FINALLY napping, so I just got them)
Buy their Cd's and DVDs while you are there too!
I joked with Emily that we had to be related...
Look at the red hair!
Their clothes are funky and fresh, just like they are and they were so nice!
You can even get an autographed poster from them!
(Mental note, I need to get one of their DVDs!)
Oh, you know Slangman from PBS?
He was there...
We got to meet him...
He also has different shows going on throughout the day to get the kids going...
Broxton went over to dance with Aunt Jen, but that didn't last long enough for a picture, he was a man on the move!

They offer free daycare (up to an hour) but you can also just take your little one over to play...
Broxton really enjoyed it, so it was nice to see the Discovery Toys booth!
(I might just become a rep for that.. more to follow on that soon!)

Soldiers Angels was there manning a booth.
You were free to stop and sign a card for them to send to soldiers...
Or your kids could color a picture...
Or you could do both...
As a very PROUD member of Soldiers Angels, I was happy to see them there.
Feel free to join Soldiers Angels or just click to donate...

We even got to meet a Knight and The Princess from Medieval Times..
If you have never been, I highly recommend it!
We took the boys before, but I think Broxton is getting at the age that he will love it!
You can also sign up to win a dinner!
Who doesn't like the chance to WIN?!


You know all those cute shuttles and kid houses that you see all over the blogs?
The ones where you color it yourself?
Well, they were there giving out smaller ones!
HOW FUN!
At this time, Broxton is using it to play with his cars...
We will decorate it and all that good stuff later!
Besides that, they had speakers going on all day long.
When you first enter, you are given a raffle ticket that you fill out and place in the appropriate bin for your choice of giveaway to enter...
(Great prize packs too!)

Then, you have at it!
Tupperware was there showcasing all their products.
You can also sign up to host a Tupperware party!
They had Scentsy Agents as well as Thirty One Gifts..
Miche Bags and The Picture People!
Obviously more than that are there, I am just on overload right now!

My friend, Jen, and I really liked that they had safety people there...
You can have them come out to your house to check for making it safe for your little ones.
They area also certified to check your car seat...
(We all know about my issues with that!)

They have face painting for the kids...
You can get their hair done! LOL
Even Atlanta Parents Magazine is there...

Oh and most tables have a prize wheel...
Spin it for everything from a free "tattoo" to a t-shirt...
Some give gift certificates to their company..

New Balance was there...
You can enter to win a free pair!
(Grab a coupon for $10 off a purchase too!)
They have reps from a Chiropractic Firm to discuss your situation...
You can even get an analysis on your posture..
(I turned that down, don't even want to know how bad it is... Let me work on it first!)

Literally, they have it all..
From being pregnant to newborns..
Cookies to help you lactate?
All the way to Preschool and College...
Every parent can find something to interest them.
Oh, and if your hubby doesn't think it sounds fun...
Put him in the "game truck" while you go exploring!
(Yes, a truck with TVs and what not filled with gaming systems!)
Didn't I tell you they have it all?

I think we might have to go back tomorrow..
We did not make it over to the Circus School area!
Now that I think about it, we didn't make it over to Radio Disney either!

Last thing...
You know those "cuties" they keep advertising?
The cute little oranges?
You guessed it!
They have them there...
LOVE them so much, Broxton had to eat three!

After all of that fun, Broxton had enough and crashed...
But still, that just meant cute picture for me!

Thanks Stacy for a great day!

In honor of this great event, I will be hosting a giveaway for a KidSwitch...
This will be posted this week!

***** I was given complimentary tickets for hosting the review / giveaway on my blog. No other compensation was given and I was not required to post this review today... I just had SO MUCH FUN, I wanted to share!)*****

25.2.11

Parents Palooza is TOMORROW!!!!!!!!

Don't forget...
Parents Palooza
Tomorrow, February 26th I will be there...
At the MEET THE BLOGGERS area...
11 am
I would love to meet you and chit chat!
Please, stop on by!

Thanks to KidSwitch, someone will win a KidSwitch for their house!
See my review HERE.


Also, I will have coupon codes for Little Looster...
(Review to follow)

Hope to see you there!



SeaPak is HOME in our Freezer - Review & Giveaway


I make no secret of the fact that I can not cook...
So, you know I will try anything and everything to make easy meals.

With Marc being from New Orleans and loving their food...
(I have to agree, it is SO GOOD!)
Anyways, I was able to review a couple items from SeaPak, I was so excited!
For several reasons...

One, they are based out of St. Simmons, Georgia...
Talk about being at home!
They have been around for over 60 years, so we can all agree they are doing somethings right!

Now, they don't make your typical fish-sticks and what not..
They make YUMMY FOOD!

The first thing that we reviewed was their Popcorn Shrimp.
I bought it with the intent of making it for all three of us...
Just did not know what sides to go with it...
BOOM.
It hit me...
Marc, New Orleans...
Mardi Gras around the corner...

SHRIMP PO'BOYS!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes, so yummy!
Very impressed with how it looked...
So, I had to take a picture for us!
I did not really know what I was doing...
So I just tried my best!
I got a loaf of French Bread, if you have ever been to New Orleans, everything is HUGE there...
Cut the bread and then "dressed" our po'boys...
Added mayo, lettuce and tomato.
Then, PILED on the shrimp!

The popcorn shrimp worked PERFECT!
Marc was impressed...
Broxton enjoyed the shrimp too!
After making these, we still have plenty of shrimp left...
So, I headed on over to their website...
You can click on your product of choice and they have recipes listed to help you!
(No, I did not click on the Po'Boy one, I like mine... No need to see if I did anything wrong! lol)

One thing I love about SeaPak is their packaging...
The bag of popcorn shrimp holds around 180 pieces of shrimp.
It comes in a resealable bag to keep it fresh and also takes up less space than the boxes you normally get!


The other item we got?
Their brand new Popcorn Fish!
I received an email that it was coming out, so of course, I wanted to try it!

These are really great!
You can use these as part of your meal, or for an appetizer!
Game days?
Snack on these after the game!
(Or during, if you are watching on tv!)
I think we will be having these for dinner tonight, maybe with the honey mustard dipping sauce?
I am not sure, there are several great sounding recipes they offer, so not sure what to try this time!
I like how they are small, nugget like...
Crunchy outside with fluffy fishy yummy inside!
These also come in the resealable bag... that also stores better than boxes!
SeaPak did a great job with their packaging in my opinion!

With it being Mardi Gras time, I think everyone should go grab a couple bags of their shrimp...
Make a few Po'Boys and celebrate!!!!

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23.2.11

Looking for Yummy, Organic Baby Food? Petite Select Review

You are what you eat...
You hear that all the time.
More and more people are opting to making their baby food, as a way to know exactly what all is going in there...
Well, it is no secret that I am not a cook.
I am not about to torture Broxton with my cooking...
(He eats what I make him now, I am talking more about when he was a baby.)

We tried all different kinds of baby food, some worked, others...
Not so much!

Imagine my delight when I was offered the chance to try Petite Select Organic Baby Food.
Petite Select was started by a mom, searching for a way to feed her babies with all the nutrients needed... while making it tasty!
The thing that sets this apart from other baby food?
Well, besides the fact it is organic and kosher...
It is FROZEN!
Yep, you read that right...
Flash Frozen, locking in that freshness!

We were sent three of their products...
The Mango Jambo was great and Broxton really enjoyed it.
You can not go wrong with giving Broxton fruit.
Fruit to him equals love!
Mango Jambo is made with Pears, Bananas and you know it... Mango!
YummY!

The next on the list to try?
Pasta Bolognese.
Made of whole grain pasta, vegetables and turkey.
Now, I was really looking forward to Broxton trying this...
But, he just did not like it.
We tried it 2 times, but both times it was a no go.
I also tried it to see what the problem was...
I truly think that it was a texture thing...
He no longer eats baby food, but I wanted to try this given that I had the chance, you know...
for future babies... :)
(NO, mom... NOT pregnant)

The final - and favorite - meal we tried?
Shepherds Pie.
Now, we all know that it did not come out of their packaging looking like this..
but let me tell you, it tasted pretty good.
Once again, texture thing, but he ate it.
I know that whenever we have another baby, they will be enjoying the full flavor of Shepherds Pie from Petite Select!

Currently, I could not see on their website a place to see who carries their products...
But, you can always follow Petite Select on Facebook and Twitter.

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

22.2.11

Udderly SMOOth - Really SMOOthes things out! Review and Giveaway

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When I was in High School, a friend of mine told me about Udderly Smooth Udder Cream.
She told me that it was something new and that it was specifically for the cows udder, but she loved it and it worked...
Hook. Line. Sinker.
I fell for it.
True enough, it was wonderful, but it was not brand new...

Have you "spotted" Udderly Smooth Products before?
I have to admit, the packaging grabs your attention...
Sure thing, white with black spots...
Udderly Smooth... Udder Cream!

Udderly Smooth was invented over 30 years ago.
You guessed it, for DAIRY cows... (Hence the black and white)
A pharmacist invented it, in the good old USA!

Through the years, I admit I grab whatever lotion is the first I see...
So, normally that is what is on the end aisle displays.
I was so lucky to be able to review the newer products from their line...
and yep, I missed it!

We now have a bottle of the Udder Cream on the top of our fridge...
Might sound weird, but that way...
After washing our hands in the kitchen, we can moisturize...
Or, if we are walking in the house and need a bit, it is easily available.
Marc has now said, numerous times, "that's the lotion I like."
Looks like Udder Cream has finally made its way home!
I was really happy that they sent me the Foot Cream.
Now, I am going to save everyone the pain and horror...
I will not take a picture to show my feet...
but, thanks to my mom...
I have some pretty messed up ones!
(Don't get me started on that)
Anyways, I have been putting the foot cream on after my showers at night...
The cream moisturizes them and is slowly bringing life back to my heels...
They did not get this way overnight, so I am not expecting the Foot Cream to work that fast either!

Thanks to Udderly Smooth, Marc has smoother, softer hands... and I get feet that don't sound like sandpaper against the sheets when I go to sleep...

Now, I know that you are wanting to stock up on the Udderly Smooth Line...
You can click HERE to see where the sell near you... I can get mine at Wal-Mart and Walgreens...

One lucky reader is going to win an assortment of Udderly Smooth Products to enjoy!

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Paging Picasso - Kidorable Contest



Does your little one love to color?
Does he or she think that they should be hanging their artwork at The Met (in New York) versus The Whirlpool (in your kitchen)
If that is the case in your household...
You just might be in luck!!!!

We all know Kidorable...
Well, guess what?
They are having a Kidorable Art Contest!
Just let Picasso or Van Gogh have at it...
Color/Paint/Whatever medium they like ... In the Kidorable Theme that they love most.
Look here if you need a refresher course.

Then, take a picture of their masterpiece...
Send a .jpg of it to :

You have until March 7th.
Then.. The voting begins!
For a week after all submissions have been entered, you can go to the Kidorable Facebook Page to vote for your favorite artist...
The most "likes" wins the loot!

Winner will be announced on March 14th.
Just what could you win?!
The ENTIRE Kidorable Collection of the favorite theme you submitted!!!!

Wow!
Great contest with awesome prize!!!!

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21.2.11

Express Yourself - Expressionery Review


I know that I have told you about Expressionery before...
Remember the super cute plate that I was able to review?
Well, they are at it again!
I recently received a couple really cute Memo Pads!

Now, these are just everyday Memo Pads, these are cute enough to jot down a short reminder note... Or you can slip it into a lunch for a loved one... Maybe you need to write a note to a teacher? So many reasons to use this...

The Memo Pads come in pads with 100 sheets per pad...
Also, there are 4 designs on each pad..
Stylish people with cute little doggies!

Maybe you don't need a note pad, although I think everyone does...
But you can always buy these for someone else!
(Think, Easter is not that far away!)


Tell me...
Aren't they cute?!

Stay up with Expressionery on Facebook...
(They do cool giveaways from time to time!)

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