Reviews, giveaways and memes - Jumpin Beans

28.7.12

Summer Lovin' With @Carmex #Giveaway

While we might be preparing for "back to school," lets remember that summer is not over yet!
There are still days left to get out and enjoy the sun before winter hits us!
From beach trips, pool parties and just enjoying being outside, Carmex literally has you covered! 
 I was like a kid at Christmas the other day when a random package came for me... 

Image Credit: Carmex
I opened it and immediately was in love!  You see, I received an awesome Carmex beach tote that included their six Carmex sticks!  These are not just random sticks, but flavorful ones that also contain SPF 15.  
Now, I don't know about all of you, but I tend to fry easy... and I never think about applying something to my lips when I am outside!  Okay, I do apply lip balm at random times, but I never think about needing SPF coverage, that was what I meant!  
So, back to this Carmex surprise.... 
As I said, there were six flavors... Want to know what they were?  
Original (can't go wrong with that!), Cherry, Strawberry, Vanilla, Line Twist and Pomegranate!  
I am loving the Pomegranate... It has a hint of the classic smell, but that is mixed in with the pomegranate... Not to mention it glides over my lips so nice and smooth... (Hey, it should, there are NINE moisturizers in there!)
To help you enjoy your days of summer, one lucky reader is going to win a cute bag like mine!  
We have enjoyed using ours... I took it to a pool party, we have used it to go to our local pool, and we even used it to pack our pool necessities (towels, suits, sun screen, toys, puddle jumper) when we went out of town!  Not only is it roomy enough to carry what you need, I personally think it is quite summery and stylish with the yellow with white stripes and the Carmex logo on one side!  


Just fill out the rafflecopter form below for your chance to win! 

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. 


Great DVD for your Preschoolers Collection

Broxton never ceases to amaze me... and I get so proud when he talks about things he has learned.  Yes, we work on opposites, alphabet, numbers and more, but to hear him using things in conversation still gets me excited, as that means he paid attention!  With opposites, there are so many things to learn and I am glad that this big purple dino is helping ME teach my little one all about them!  


Opposites attract, especially when there’s fun and good friends involved!  Join Barney and his friends for exciting adventures and games in Barney:  All About Opposites, arriving on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand July 10, 2012 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.
Come along as everyone’s favorite big purple dino teaches about the opposites that we see around us every day, including stop and go, hot and cold, big and small and more!
SYNOPSISThere’s nonstop fun as Barney and his friends go and learn all about opposites! Everyone helps Baby Bop understand concepts like up & down, in & out and high & low. Hey Diddle Diddle, the kids see that they can be big or little, but it’s what’s inside that counts! Then join in as Barney and his friends have a cool time on a hot day in a pretend winter-summer wonderland learning about hot and cold! There’s always Tee-rrific teaching and fun when big dinos and small friends are around! Episodes:  Stop! Go!A Little Big DayIt's Hot! It's Cold! DVD BONUS FEATURES"Let's Learn About Opposites" Game
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. 

Kicking Off For School: Thomas and Friends : School House Delivery DVD

Knowing how much Broxton loves Thomas, it was nice to get a Thomas DVD geared to "back to school"  as that is all we are talking about these days...
Broxton will be excited to watch this and I think we might watch it after his school orientation where he meets his teacher and classmates!
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Thomas and his engine friends are taking you right to the head of the class in the all-new, release Thomas & Friends: Schoolhouse Delivery, available on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand July 10, 2012 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment.  Get ready to learn about loyalty, friendship and fun with the engines on Sodor with special deliveries and new adventures on the tracks.
DVD SYNOPSIS
School’s in session and there are important lessons to be learned on the Island of Sodor. Diesel gets a hero’s welcome when he makes a Really Useful delivery to the schoolhouse. Percy gets a lesson in responsibility after he runs into trouble trying to be like the bigger engines! Henry gets trained in how to handle health and safety emergencies; while Hiro teaches Thomas about his happy homeland. Join the Steam Team for a bright journey to the Head of the Class!
Episodes:
  • “Diesel’s Special Delivery”
  • “Being Percy”
  • “Henry’s Health and Safety”
  • “Happy Hiro”
DVD BONUS FEATURES
  • “The Mighty Magnet” Game
  • “Guess Who?” Puzzles

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. 

It's Timmy: Happy Birthday, Timmy!!!

It still amazes me how Broxton gets into watching this show... With some shows, he is mesmerized the whole time, with others he has to listen to it, but he is busy playing and doesn't really watch... Well, with Timmy Time, you have to watch, as there is NO DIALOGUE... but he cracks up at it and asks for it from time to time...  
Make a Wish! Preschool favorite Timmy, the lamb with a penchant for mischief and merriment, is celebrating a birthday and you’re invited to the party in Timmy Time: Happy Birthday, Timmy, available on DVD July 17th, 2012 from Lionsgate and HIT Entertainment. Full of slapstick humor and not a single line of dialogue, Timmy Time follows a day in the life of barnyard preschoolers.  With diverse animal characters, along with a rich and colorful nursery school backdrop, Timmy and his friends learn life lessons that every preschooler needs to know.  Put on your party hat, grab a slice of cake and join the festivities in this whimsical new release!  
Timmy Time is part of Disney Channel’s Disney Junior programming for kids ages 2 to 7 years of age and their families, which airs in more than 99 million U.S. homes. Timmy Time regularly airs weekdays on the Disney Junior Channel at 7am.

Synopsis
It’s a Happy Birthday BAAA-sh with Timmy and his friends! Timmy cooks up a sweet solution after he almost spoils his party by eating the entire cake; Timmy and Finlay find out they can always count on each other to share toys! Yabba shows Timmy he’s a model pal; Timmy’s new pet seems to be the life of the party and Otus helps Timmy reach new heights. Don’t be sheepish -  join in the fun & celebrate with Timmy and his friends!

 Episodes:
Timmy’s Birthday
Count on Timmy
Timmy’s New Friend
Timmy’s Pet Problem
Timmy Learns to Fly

DVD Bonus Features:
Timmy Time Sing-Along
Shaun the Sheep “Timmy in a Tizzy” episode

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. 

27.7.12

Look At You, Do You Have the Next Boo? #Gund


I think most (if not all) of us are familiar with the name brand, Gund.  
I think they are absolutely ADORABLE... 
So, when I heard that they were holding a contest looking for the next "BOO"  it made me wish I had a cute pup to send a picture in of .... 



Right now, you can submit a picture of your pup for a pretty cool opportunity.  
They are having a TOP DOG contest with 4 categories:


·      Most Beautiful Dog

·      Ugliest Dog
·      “Doganista”/Best Dressed Dog
·       Dog that Most Resembles its Owner 


Then, the GRAND PRIZE winner gets a limited edition GUND dog in the likeness of theirs that will be sold during 2013.  How fun would that be to walk in and see YOUR pup in the stores?



I know several blogs I follow have cute pups...
So, this should be interesting!!!!!

Just head over to the GUND FACEBOOK PAGE and enter today!
The contest will run July 16 - August 15, 2012; winners will be chosen the week of August 20th and announced the week of August 27th.
 
·         Entries: July 16 – August 5
·         Voting: August 6 – August 15

Besides this contest on Facebook for the TOP DOG, you can also join in on their Pinterest Contest:
Post your entry to your own Pinterest Page
Tag   @GUNDMostPinterestingDog 
Then email your Pinterest Link to: MostPinterestingDog@GUND.com
The “Most Pinteresting Dog” Contest winner will be selected based on the number of times the entry is “liked” on the GUND Pinterest board and the winner will receive a selection of GUND products valued at $250 retail.

FOR ALL THE RULES ON BOTH CONTESTS, please visit GUND.

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Lucky You: @KleenSlate01 #giveaway for Back to School Fun Times



Great News!!!!!!!!!
Remember when I told you about the awesome product that I had the chance to review, the Kleen Slate?
Well, get this...
I get to hold a giveaway of them now!!!!!!!!!
Yes, I though it was an amazing product (and really wished I had them when I was in school)


Please visit my Kleen Slate review to learn more about them... (Feel free to leave comment love on there... I sure do love comments!)   But basically, it is a dry erase surface on a paddle board.  Great for asking questions... having them write the correct answer and then hold it up when they are done versus yelling the answer out.  Or maybe a pretend auction?  (Or a real one, I don't know!)  The ways to use this are endless!!



We have been using them with Broxton in "school"  where I write a letter/number/shape and then hold it up for him to tell me what it is...   He likes to "draw" me pictures of things and I have to guess what they are... 

Now, a lucky reader gets to win a set for their house!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Eat Right - Freeze Dried Fruit is YUMMY


Once again, I want to share with you another great idea for lunch idea's in my back to school bash.  Not to mention that these would be great after-school snacks... Also, it is an AWESOME way for mom or dad to refuel themselves during all the hustle and bustle of running in a million different directions ....
We received samples of Crispy Green FruitziO and Crispy Fruit for review... I though they tasted amazing and I was so excited with the wide variety of fruits to try out... I immediately jumped into the KIWI.  OMG.... Wonderful!  Broxton was a bit surprised with the taste (and truthfully, I do not know if he has ever even tried Kiwi before that time...  He had a funny look on it and gave up on that bag.)  We both tried the apricots and cantaloupe the day the package arrived...
Now, we have been eating them as snacks,but I am dying to try adding it to give a bit more flavor to cereal... and possibly want to try mixing it with yogurt or maybe even oatmeal... 
I love that it is easy to just grab a bag and go... and there is one serving of fruit per bag!  Talk about an easy way to get your daily serving amounts in!  

Crispy Green’s FruitziO snacks are made with 100% premium freeze-dried fruit slices and just a hint of pure cane sugar, combining the wholesomeness of fresh fruit with a sweet taste. With less than 100 calories per bag, FruitziO is a nutritious snack for children, health conscious parents, and busy professionals and the crunchy texture makes it fun to eat.   
Crispy Green’s Crispy Fruit snacks are easy to carry when ‘on the go’ and a delicious way to increase your family’s daily fruit intake. Each serving is only 40 calories or less making Crispy Fruit products the perfect snack choice for kids and adults alike who are seeking healthy alternatives to traditional snack foods.

FROM THE CRISPY FRUIT FAQ


What’s the difference between FruitziO and Crispy Fruit?

A: There are two key differences between FruitziO and our legacy line of Crispy Fruit:

1- Crispy Green(R) Crispy Fruit is made from fruit that are 100% fresh before drying. However, many fruits (i.e. strawberries) cannot be kept fresh for an extended period of time. In the FruitziO(R) line, we use a combination of fresh fruit and flash frozen fruit as the starting materials. In some cases, a hint of sugar is added to FruitziO to make the product taste more consistent all year round. 

2- We increased the size of the package and used a resealable pouch to reduce the need for small size packs, while keeping the calories for each bag 100 calories or less.




From Apples and Strawberries to Mangoes and Asian Pears, if you like fruit, you will be sure to find one that makes a smile creep across your face!  

Head on over and enter their giveaway on their FACEBOOK page now... (It ends July 27th)
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Sounds Crazy, but Try @toejuice For Eczema Issues


We all know how kids can be... and some things just can not be helped.
I remember when I first noticed Broxton's eczema.  We had been in Atlanta and were heading to Albany... I noticed he had this nasty rash looking stuff all over him.  Of course, as a first time mom with a husband out serving our country in Afghanistan, I was FREAKING out as to what it was and what I needed to do.  Yes, I scheduled a pediatrician appointment for the following day and we went to figure it out...
Seems that he has eczema.  To be honest, before then, I really did not know what it was... but I learned and we started watching his lotions, bath products, detergents and everything else...
Now, his eczema isn't that bad.. but it does get bad from time to time..
He is one for flare ups and I hate it, as I don't know what it feels like.  


We had the chance to review TOE JUICE and I was excited... 
Well, once it got here, I was a bit nervous... You see, a couple weeks after the Toe Juice arrived, so did the eczema!  

Not a great picture, but his legs had it all over them...
Also had it on his arms...
I tried to get after pictures, but it was not working... Broxton would not stay still, or if I was able to make him still, his skin looked all weird and funky in the pictures...
This is what is skin "looks" like now... This isn't a good picture, but I did want to show a before/after for you.

YES, I will be getting a new camera soon!  
But, let me tell you ... after a couple days, the flare up was gone.  Now, I do believe that it would have gone away faster, but Broxton would not let me put it on him.  He kept saying that it burned him and he would scream and cry bloody murder.  (I did read that I should not worry about the burning as that meant it was working, but come on.... who wants to hear their little one crying like that... and since I do not know what it felt like, I felt as though I was torturing him... )  
But, he eventually did let me put it on him... and then it was gone.  
I will say that I wish the bottle was easier to squeeze.  The top has a little hole for you to squirt it out, but I found it difficult to squeeze while wrestling with a toddler.  I eventually just unscrewed the top and used it with the whole opening available. 
So, if you know someone that is dealing with eczema, you might want to look into Toe Juice.  
From acne to warts, Toe Juice seems to be working to heal all sorts of issues (and it is available online as well as in select stores near you... )  Visit the Toe Juice Site to see if you might be able to be helped as well.

You can follow them 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. 

26.7.12

Loving @WittleBee Clothing Club



One of the fun things about back to school is always: SCHOOL CLOTHES!!!!
I am so excited that we get to get new clothes for Broxton for the school year ahead!  
I admit, he wears the same clothes most of the time, but that is because we don't really go places where he would need several outfits!  So, with school starting soon, I want to make sure he is ready to go!!!!




I know that "subscription boxes" are all over the place now, from craft projects to beauty supplies... 
I was so excited to hear about Wittlebee... It is a monthly box subscription for KIDS CLOTHING!!!!!!!



Let me try and explain it to you: 
Okay... first of all, it is $39.99 per month.  
(If you click on my WITTLEBEE link, you will get $10 off your first box.)
Then, you set up your account.  
You fill out your information and then start to input the information for your selections.  


First up, GENDER... 
Then, size  - They go from 0-3 months up to 5t.
After that, you pick your style: Casual, Hipster, Preppy, Sporty, Mix N Match.  You can pick 2 on that one.  
Next up, you pick out 3 of their (or your) favorite colors.
After that, the items... What do you need?  Long Sleeve, Short Sleeve, Onesies, Shorts or Pants. (At this point, you can check 3, I went with short sleeve and shorts.. HELLO, it is HOT HERE!)
They then check to see if you need accessories: Socks, Underwear, Swimwear, hat, PJ's or NOTHING.  
They have now added another question, what do you NOT need?  Such as NO shorts, shirts, pants, long sleeved, tank tops, onesies, or writings...  that was sort of neat, as I did not want Broxton to get tank tops, so I like having that option... 


Finally, they ask what climate you are in.. Obviously, we are in hot as anything Georgia., so I picked the HOT SUMMER DAYS... 
Oh... they also ask if you want a personal stylist to call you to discuss your box, but you can also just leave a note if that works better for you.

Once you place your order, you will be billed on that same date each month...

You then wait for your box to arrive (normally around 2 weeks.)
Next thing you know, you get this white box in the mail...

You open it up to see the cute WITTLBEE logo: 



Then, it is like a present just for you..

(You know, since you did not have to go shopping, it just appeared)  



 Look!!!!! SO cute!!!!
This box had 3 different shirts, 2 pair of shorts and a pair of pants... 
Of course, I went online and looked to try and compare price to see how I "did" 




Of course, I don't know much about name brands... but, I learned a bit tonight:
The middle shorts : Gioberti $19.50
First t-shirt - around $12
Kenneth Cole Outfit: saw online for $29.99, but it also had a t-shirt, so I am saying around $20
other shirt and shorts (Kids Headquarters) - saw online for $16.84 , but it had flip flops, so I say $14
Total - (Guesstimate:)  $65.50
I went with the "preppy" style and of course, blue and green for the colors!
I was very impressed, not only did I not have to find a parking space and go SHOP... I saved money and time!  Love the styles and that I can actually mix the shirts with the shorts (and pants) for more combinations! 

Also, right now, they have OP or Flap Happy swim wear, so if you do get a box, make sure to leave your stylist a note if one of those is something you might like to see in your box!

If you are looking for a time and money saver, I say look into Wittlebee..
You can even give a Wittlebee gift subscription of 3,6, or 12 month subscriptions!
(You can give it to them with a subscription and then they can pause it to let it grow with their growing child, or the change of the season!)  I would love for my family to give this to Broxton.. or to us if we ever get pregnant again and have another baby!  Talk about an awesome baby gift!  


As you can see, I am excited about this and can not wait to see what else is in store!!!!
Remember, sign up through my WITTLEBEE link and get $10 off your first box!  

Follow Wittlebee 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. 

25.7.12

Creative Concepts With @KleenSlate01


Am I the only one that sees all of the products out on the market today and wonder where things like that were when I was a child?   I know that my generation had some pretty cool items.. (Teddy Ruxpin was AWESOME!)  But seriously... 


I had the chance to review one of those items that makes me wish for it to to have been around back when I was in school... I think it is THAT COOL!!!!
No matter if you are homeschooling your children, or if you are active in helping them with their homework/studying... This would be a great item to have at home...
(Totally off topic of school, but it would also be great for games at home as well.) 
Kleen Slate is a dry erase surface on a paddle board!  It is just too cool!
We were sent the rectangle one, but they also make them in circles.
Now, want to hear something even cooler?
They have sheets that let you customize exactly how you want your board to appear.
One of ours has a solid dry erase on one side... and the other looks like graph paper.
The other board is once again solid, with the other side being lined for writing!

We have been using these boards to help with Broxton.
I will draw a shape or a letter on the board, hold it up and then he tells me the letter.
After we do that for a bit,it is then his turn and he doodles and then tells me what he is writing!
(He wants to be a big kid so bad!)
I like these boards for the ease of use whenever..
BUT, I also like that it has a marker (with an eraser on the opposite end) that clips into the handle! 

I think that this is going to be great when we start working with Broxton and his site words!  
So far, I have been very impressed with Kleen Slate and I can not wait to see other uses for it!

What would you use KleenSlate for if you had them at your house?

Make sure to follow Kleen Slate 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. 

Time Management Helps To Achieve Academic Success - Order Out of Chaos Academic Planner Review


School is a time for education, but also for fun... I think that if you spend ALL of your time stressing academics, you will miss out on life lessons that you might need down the road.  I remember when I was in school, I would get a planner to try and help me with the school year.  From trying to remember my work schedule to my school schedule to chorus practice and so on and so forth.
I think that a nice well developed planner is a great tool that will help you more than you ever know!  
That being said, I was so excited to get a planner to review and share with you from Order Out of Chaos.
But, this isn't just any planner...
It is a planner that really has room for everything!
First of all, I love that it is a nice size.  (8 1/2 by 11 on the overall cover, but the inside actual PLANNER pages are 7x11)  The reason the cover is larger?  So that you can write your class schedule on the outside and have it line up with the inside for slots to help you plan for time management.
I LOVE that their is a month at a glance to begin with.
That was always a key part, to plan to see what is going on and what not.  
Now, let me tell you more about the planner and what sets it apart from others.
You open it up and there is the basic information area, you know... name/school/address (in case you some how lose it and someone is nice enough to return it to you.)
You then have the month at a glance calender and a page for any "notes" you may have for the upcoming month.  That is nice to try and plan accordingly!
Then, you turn the page and it has each day in a column (that lines up to the school schedule that you wrote down to begin with at the start of the planner.)
Each subject has its own area to write notes that relate to that subject.
(Project due, test date, homework...)
Also in each section is a small grey box for you to check off when you have completed  your to-do list!
BUT - AT THE END OF THE COLUMN you have a smaller space for 3-9 P.M.
(After school activities, work schedule, study sessions or anything else that you might have planned for that particular time frame.  WRITE IT DOWN!)
You also have an area to write down any weekend activities.
(Parties, School Games, Events)
This planner starts August 2012 and ends July 2013.
I love that it isn't just the "normal school year" but rather covers all the dates for random events and school schedules!

The ONLY set back I see?
They have only one page for school classes...
I thought that we changed classes on semesters/quarters, so that would have to be covered up... 
Maybe with white out or labels.  I do not think it is that big of a deal, but it is something to consider.
Personally, I would just white out the classes that I originally had... or better yet, I would try and use a pencil and then I could just erase it!  

For only $18, I feel this is a great investment for school aged people.
(Even college!)

Watch the Video to see what it looks like and hear from the creator.  


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. 

24.7.12

Expand Their Vocabulary With Word Girl


With school coming up, I know Broxton's vocabulary is going to continue to grow.  We work on reading and talking daily, as I really want him to have a large vocabulary... but we also watch television and DVDs and it is okay with me.  I figure that as long as they are good and educational, I am not to concerned... 
Like lately... Word Girl.  Now, Broxton isn't a huge fan of the show... It is weird... Some days, he is really into watching the "superhero" and other times, he could care less... That is fine with me, as I am obviously NOT going to PUSH him to watch the television!!!!
I do like Word Girl though and I hope that as time goes on, that he continues to watch it from time to time.  


Have you ever sat there and watched an episode?  I love how they introduce new words and not only use it in a sentence, but they also define it!  
We received WORD GIRL  : THE RISE OF MISS POWER for review and I admit, I was still watching even after Broxton had left the room to go and play with his toys... 
This particular show had them talking about ENCOURAGEMENT (not to be confused with DISCOURAGED) but they also talked about being HARSH.  Word Girl did not using harsh words, but Miss Power did... yes, you can guess it... Miss Power was the bully here... Broxton and I were able to talk about not using HARSH words and not to call people names and point out their weaknesses... 


Not only did they use the word and define it, they also used it on more than one occasion.  
Repetition is great in situations like that!!!!



SYNOPSIS from Word Girl Site: 
 


WordGirl and her accomplice Captain Huggy Face battle against underhanded villains and bad vocabulary in this fascinating DVD. Young readers are introduced to 16 new vocabulary words that are taught in unique contexts for easy memory retention.
Step into action with the amazing WordGirl in The Rise of Miss Power DVD. The animated hero joins Captain Huggy Face in a fight against evil and bad vocabulary. When Miss Power and Colonel Giggle Cheeks come to town, its up to WordGirl to defeat her bullying and save the city. In "A World Without WordGirl", Becky's birthday celebration brings nothing but trouble. This educational DVD presents new words such as obligation, enchanted, unusual, ploy, and more! Children learn to be lovers of language alongside the magnificent and animated superhero.
    Episodes:
  • The Rise of Miss Power
  • A World Without WordGirl

  • Number of discs: 1
  • Run time: 70 minutes
  • Production year: 2012
  • Features subtitles in English (SDH)
  • Bonus features: interactive games, video shorts, and coloring pages



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. 

Welch's Fruit Snacks : Made with Real Fruit and REALy Good!!!!



As I work on my list of items to get for Broxton's school year, I still go back to the lunch idea's.  
I know a few I will be getting, but then I had the chance to review the Welch's Fruit Snacks and I had another great item to send to lunch!  
We got to review a few different flavors and loved them all. 
I was just surprised to see what the big assortment of flavors was they offered.  
You know, most places just have the basic fruits...

Not with Welch's Fruit Snacks.
Photo Credit: Welch's Facebook Page

The flavors:  
Mixed Fruit: 
Strawberry, Raspberry, Orange, Concord Grape and Peach
Berries 'N Cherries:
 Strawberry, Raspberry, Blueberry, Blackberry and Cherry
Tangy Fruits: 
Tangerine, Lemon, Pink Grapefruit, Cran-Grape, Cherry and Green Apple
Island Fruits:  
Strawberry-Banana, Tropical Punch, Pink Grapefruit, Guava-Kiwi, Mango, and Pomegranate-Passion Fruit
Fruit Punch
Strawberry
Concord Grape
White Grape Raspberry
White Grape Peach
Welch's Fruit Snacks Reduced Sugar 
(35% less sugar than regular fruit snacks):
Strawberry, Raspberry, Orange, Concord Grape and Peach

Broxton and I both enjoyed them... I loved that it was made with REAL FRUIT.  They were soft, yet not too gummy.  Add to it 100% Daily Vitamin of Vitamin C as well as 25% Daily Vitamin of Vitamins A&E.
Oh... did I add that it is only 80 calories per pouch?

Not only will these be great to throw in Broxton's lunch from time to time...
These would be great to offer as an afternoon snack if we are on the go some time!
The ease of them, the taste of them..
It is a win - win situation!
(They come in small packs, but you can also purchase FAMILY SIZED bags as well.)

Head on over to follow them on Facebook, it seems as though they are active in promotions on their page! 

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. 

Show Your Pride and Protect Those Boo-Boos! Sports Shield


I do not know about your house...
But around here, sometimes the ONLY thing that can make a boo-boo (or bo-bo in our house)  better is a bandage of some sort.  I have been known to sport a bandage with the latest character obsession too!  I have no shame in it and I think that at times, it just makes the day go by a little bit better as well!  Maybe there is something about it really helping make things "all better!"
Well, being as though you can get basic bandages, or the ones with cartoon characters, it was about time that they came out with fun ones for the sports lovers in our houses!!!!!!!
Sports Shield has just introduced a new line of bandages that are sure to be seen on the sidelines and benches this year!
They have them for several sports, including baseball and soccer.. but get this.. 
They also went ahead and marketed to all those cheerleaders that are there on the sides cheering them to victory!  From actual injuries, to imaginary ones... 
These sports shields will be doing their job!




Sports Shield bandages are available in two different sizes for adults and kids alike and come in eight additional designs: “Baseball,” “Basketball,” “Football,” “Soccer,” “Hockey,” “Cheerleading, “Girls Soccer” and “Fun Fashion.” They truly are The Choice of Active People! 

So, no matter if its a home game, playing on the playground or what sort of battle wound you get... 
Sport Shield is there to make it all better, in style!
Just make sure you follow them on Facebook to stay up to date on any news! 



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.

23.7.12

Eat Healthy with Peter Rabbit Organics #giveaway


As we know, I am nervously preparing for Broxton to head to preschool this year.  I know he will be fine and he is so excited to go, but I tell you ... This mama here is worried... Things go through my head all the time, but I will tell you one thing that I have started thinking about and trying to plan for... 
His lunch time.
You see, as a stay at home mom, we had endless options for lunch idea's... 
But now that he will be going to school, he also takes a lunch too!  
I do not want to send him with a sandwich and chips each day, but I don't want to send him with fruit and veggies only either.  I want to mix it up... Make it fun and different... and not only be good for him, but make sure it also tastes great!!!!


That being said, I was excited to try out the new flavors that Peter Rabbit Organics introduced. 
(They have 11 flavors total now!)


·         Peach and Apple – New!

·         Banana and Apple – New!
·         Pear and Apple – New!
·         Pear and Pea – New!
·         Pumpkin, Carrot and Apple – New!
·         Apple and Grape
·         Mango, Banana and Orange
·         Strawberry and Banana
·         Pea, Spinach and Apple
·         Sweet Potato, Corn and Apple
·         Carrot, Squash and Apple

"  Peter Rabbit Organics pouches contain a generous 4 to 4.4 oz. serving of 100% USDA certified organic fruit, with no added sugar, preservatives or artificial ingredients and provide 100% of the recommended servings of fruit and/or vegetables for kids. You won’t have to read the label – the fruit you see on the front is what’s inside! If you do read the label you’ll see your snacks are high in vitamin C, have between 60 and 90 calories, 0 fat (of course – it’s fruit!) and 1.5-2 grams of fiber.

Peter Rabbit Organics don’t require refrigeration before eating and come in BPA-free resealable pouches for easy packing. Plus, the convenient, squeezy pouch (with a no-choke cap) makes it fun and easy for little hands!  "

Broxton absolutely LOVED all of them.  He would ask me for one each day and he really and truly enjoyed them.  I think part of it is the pouch design.  That means no mess (not only for him, but for me too... now, that also means the teacher!)  I know that fruit/veggie pouches will be in his lunches from time to time!

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.

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