Thursday, October 23, 2014

THE SAME REFLEXOLOGY INSPIRED STYLISH LEGWEAR WITH A NEW, CONTEMPORARY LOOK

Kushyfoot is recognized for its chic, well-made, yet affordable tights that are a wardrobe essential for millions of women. With skirts and dresses gaining fashion momentum, variations of boots are worn most of the year, making tights are a top fashion accessory. For just $6.99- $7.49, Kushyfoot continues to present options that are as durable and comfortable as they are chic...now all beautifully presented in a new contemporary package design.



Shaping tights (12205) have the added benefit of figure and leg enhancement. There are women that choose to wear this option on a regular basis so that they always project a streamlined figure and self-confidence. Other wearers may choose the product for special occasion, but either way, this new tight is a wardrobe essential, retailing for $9.99 and available in equally as indispensable, black. Worth noting is that this particular Kushyfoot product has been certified as LYCRA® beauty fabrics, a certification program for shaping products that assures their comfort and performance features. Fleece lined tights (12206) and Fleece lined trouser socks (3649) add the soft, rich comfort for
which fleece is known without the bulk, retailing for $8.99 and $5.99 respectively. Each is super supple and certain to produce a relaxed and contented feeling for the wearer from the moment they step into these leg wear gems. The fleece styles are particularly popular when temperatures dip.



The Flats to Go® grouping is truly a signature Kushyfoot category. Savvy women carry around this product in its mini-purse pack everywhere they go! Lightweight and ultra-portable, it’s the perfect solution to achy feet. Ideally used indoors and on smooth surfaces, women are even stashing an extra pair in their cars, suitcases (perfect for airport security and avoiding bare feet in yucky places!) and desk drawers at the office.

Ballet flats continue in a range of stylish and classic colors, textures and patterns (patent, metallic, snake skin print, alligator embossed and fleecy leopard--the softest, trendiest of all). Sandal and open toe versions sell year-round for resort getaways and warm weathered regional demand. They’re even perfect for getting a pedicure! All styles have the same super-comfortable 3-dimensional massaging sole for relief from high heels and are sized 5/6, 7/8 and 9/10 at a suggested retail of $9.99.

Available in over 10,000 doors around the nation and online, and in more than 40 styles, Kushyfoot delivers unheard-of comfort and high-end quality at affordable price points. Flats-to-go, tights, trouser socks, anklets/crews, foot and toe covers, shoe cushions, sport socks (including
pedicure and yoga socks) and home/dorm socks comprise the collection. Kushyfoot also offers men's socks and liners.

I am a huge fan of Kushyfoot, they offer products that a super comfortable and stylish. I have been wearing their flats for years. I love how they offer quality at affordable prices.




Monday, September 29, 2014

Free Huggies diapers and wipes samples for Costco members

We are huge costco fans here. I am there at least once a week.

 I wanted to let you all know if you are costco members that you can access exclusive samples and sign up for three FREE Huggies® Snug & Dry Plus diapers and a pack of Huggies Snug & Dry Plus wipes – both of which are only available at Costco!


 The link where Costco members can access this deal is here: https://shoppersampling.com/orders/huggies_getsample.html


Laura


Friday, September 26, 2014

Settled and ready to resume normal

We are here is Arizona finally! It's been a long Journey but we are very excited to be here. I love it here and am looking forward to putting the finishing touches on our house. We are currently working on hiring someone to redo our yard ( ADD A POOL and add my citrus trees). We are also finishing the last of the unpacking and slowly getting the inside decorated. I will be reviewing a limited number of items for a Holiday gift guide. So keep checking back for that! Thanks to all my loyal readers for hanging with me though this move and welcome to my new visitors :) Laura

Saturday, May 17, 2014

We are Moving to ARIZONA :)

If you have been a long time follower of my blog you know I have always wanted to live in Arizona. A few weeks ago God opened the door for us to move and we leaped in. I have always had bad allergies that seem to be getting worse as I get older. This year with the record snowfall in Michigan and even more extreme temperature changes; my allergies were the worst they have ever been. On a whim, my husband sent out some resumes to some places hiring in Arizona and the very next day he received a phone call that turned into a phone interview. The following day a follow-up call with a job offer! He had two weeks to report to his new job. In the midsts of all this we were finishing our basement and celebrating Shane's 6th Birthday. Always something going on ( story of my life ). With help of my wonderful family and friends we were able to finish the drywall in the basement, get Phil packed and I was able to drive with him to Arizona and stay a week to look at areas/houses. With a target Area picked and ready to put an offer on the right house, I am back in Michigan with the kids praying our house sells quickly. We will be joining my hubby as soon as our house here in Michigan sells. We are moving to Arizona :) I can't wait to start this new journey with my family and look forward to beautiful weather (improved allergies), swimming 10 months out of the year and having our friends and family visit us! That said please understand that things here are very very crazy right now and my blog/postings may not be as regular for a few months till our move is complete :) Laura

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Stonyfield YoBaby, YoToddler, and YoKid Yogurt Pouches

“I participated in a Blogger Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Stonyfield. I received coupons to facilitate my shopping trip and a promotional item to thank me for participating.”

In our house we always try to eat as much organic as possible. Especially when it comes to what I feed my kids. I don't like giving my kids, who's bodies are still growing and developing, foods with artificial flavors. It's sometimes hard to find good quality organic snacks. There are a few brands we like and trust in our house and one is Stonyfield.



Stonyfield YoBaby, YoToddler, and YoKid Yogurt Pouches are the first refrigerated organic yogurt pouch available. All of the Stonyfield organic yogurt pouches contain pure organic ingredients and never any high fructose corn syrup or artificial flavors.


My daughter is a huge fan of yogurt as well as my son. We have been buying YoToddler and Yokids yogurt pouches for several months. We buy my daughter the YoToddler pouches. Her favorite flavor is the pear spinach mango :) I love that they are made with organic whole milk and free of artificial flavors. I love that they come in convenient single serve pouches.

 My son's favorites are the YoKids strawberry banana and blueberry flavors. He always asks for them for snack. I really like the fact he is getting a healthy snack packed with natural flavor. Plus YoKids are a lowfat organic yogurt.

 These pouches are not only great for snack at home but great for on the go too. We send pouches in the kids bags when they go to grandpa's house. I also have brought them with me to appointments, on play dates and for long car rides. The pouch makes less mess than a traditional yogurt cup.

Don't tell my kids but I even like them.  Sometimes mommy sneaks one or two! My favorite flavor is blueberry.

Want to try them?

You can check HERE to see if Stonyfield YoBaby, YoToddler, and YoKid Yogurt Pouches are sold near you.  


Also you can Connect with Stonyfield

Thursday, April 10, 2014

MIKE AND IKE® Easter Varieties and HOT TAMALES® Jelly Beans

"I was sent candy samples to review. All opinions are my own" 

MIKE AND IKE® Easter Varieties and HOT TAMALES® Jelly Beans Are The Perfect Candies for the Easter Season.



 Sweeten your Easter candy hunt this year by adding great holiday varieties offered by Just Born Quality Confections. Hitting the shelves are four assorted candies and jelly beans from MIKE AND IKE® and HOT TAMALES® that are sure to make Easter celebrations even better than last year! MIKE AND IKE® Easter Treats come in a 5 oz box, and are the perfect sweet gift to give to family and friends. The MIKE AND IKE® Easter Treats blend includes favorite flavors such as Grape, Pineapple Banana, Strawberry, Lemon Lime and Cherry. SRP for the 5oz box is $1.00 - $1.39. Additional Easter varieties include MIKE AND IKE® Assorted Fruits Jelly Beans, MIKE AND IKE TANGY TWISTER® Jelly Beans and HOT TAMALES® Cinnamon Jelly Beans. SRP for the 14 oz Jelly Bean bags range from $2.50 - $3.00.



 Shane loves Just Born candy. PEEPS are his favorite Easter Candy but jelly beans come in second and I know he will be super excited about the Easter Bunny leaving Mike and Ike jelly beans in his basket this year.



 Just Born Quality Confections is a privately owned company founded in 1923 and headquartered in Bethlehem, PA, where it manufactures PEEPS®, HOT TAMALES® and MIKE AND IKE® Brand Candies. GOLDENBERG’S® PEANUT CHEWS® Brand Candies are produced in Philadelphia, PA. All Just Born candies are made in the U.S.A.

 For more info please visit www.mikeandike.com and www.hottamales.com

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Our favorite cups...The First Years One Piece Lid Sippy Cups

" I was sent sample products to review. All opinions are my own" 

The First Years One Piece Lid Sippy Cups are our favorite cups for Jacey.  Why? Because these cups feature an easy to clean one piece lid. They are insulated and spill proof. This makes the lids interchangeable and the cups are top rack dishwasher safe. Plus BPA free.





 They Easy for mom and perfect for your little one.

They even have adorable designs for both boys and girls. We are so in love with the Birds. They are modern and cute.



I love the fact that I don't have to worry about missing pieces and I can simply throw them in our dishwasher and they are clean. We have yet to have a leak so no extra messes for this mom to clean up.


Want to win some?  The First years is holding a "What Would You Do With More Time For You?" Mothers day contest on their Facebook Page. 

Go HERE to Enter and learn more 

A weekly drawing for a 2 pack of sippy cups and 3 grand prize winners win a $1,000 gift card! 

You can purchase these cups at Kmart and Walmart :)


Blinkbuggy a must have app for your precious photos

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Blinkbuggy. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating.” 


 As a photographer and mom of 2, I am always taking pictures and looking for new ways to collect and share them. 

Recently, I discovered Blinkbuggy

Blinkbuggy is a technology that helps moms by making it easy and fun to collect and connect all the most important moments and create meaningful stories, all in one place, that can be shared now, printed into beautiful memory books as well as passed on to the next generation.

With all the running around I do with my 6 year old and 1 1/2 year old there are always cute moments I want to catch. Sometimes I am without my professional camera and use my cell phone to take pictures. I was super excited to see Blinkbuggy has a moble app.  However, they also offer a desktop version which I like a bit better because it offers more features.  

What I like about Blinkbuggy is that you can use your pictures to create a story. For example check out how this mom used Blinkbuggy to document her pregnancy HERE.  


I used Blinkbuggy to document my daughters 18 month photos. I was even able to add my favorite quote under her picture. It's a perfect place to document her as she grows and develops. From the cute things she says and does to how her little face matures. I want to be able to look back and see all those little changes and remember those moments. Check out my Blinkbuggy album Here

As for my son I am going to create an album to document my sons school pictures. It will be really nice to have his first and last day school pictures as well as important school related pictures ( such as class parties, concerts, etc) into one spot where I can showcase a story of each school year. Then after Elementary school I can have all the pictures printed into a beautiful memory book that we can keep and look at anytime. 

Currently Blinkbuggy has a Spring Fling Giveaway going on. 
    • Anyone who registers for Blinkbuggy during the month of April (April 1st - April 30th) will be entered to win one of three FREE 20-page Blinkbuggy Memory Books.
Download the Blinkbuggy app HERE .

Visit their website HERE.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Kolcraft Sealy Baby Ultra Rest Crib Mattress Review and Giveaway

We received a low end crib mattress at my baby shower for my son Shane 6 years ago. We managed to make it work with him and I thought I could stretch it long enough to make it last with my daughter Jacey. 

We kept Jacey in the Preferred Position 2-in-1 Bassinet and Incline Sleeper from Kolcraft 
(which I just loved) till she reached its weight limit. Then we put her in her crib. I could see the mattress was giving out. This year it began caving in the middle. I am sure she wasn't very comfortable. I know I wouldn't be. Finally, I decided, I had enough.

As a kolcraft mom, I am given the opportunity to review many of there awesome products. I can seriously tell you I have never once been disappointed and this time is no exception. I contacted them with my situation and decided to review a mid grade mattress for you. Kolcraft offers all types and price points of sealy mattresses but as a mom of 2 on one income I know most of us cant afford a $200 crib mattress. Plus I wanted to show that you could get a quality mattress without spending a fortune. 

 Jacey is now sleeping on a quality feature packed crib mattress the Kolcraft Sealy Baby Ultra Rest Crib Mattress. This mattress retails for $99.99





I love that this mattress has a waterproof cover, stitching and binding. If Jacey happens to have a diaper that leaks at night or gets sick to her stomach all I would have to do is wipe it down and its clean.  I don't have to worry about it sagging in the middle like our old crib mattress because it features an anti-sag weight distribution system and one of my favorite features is the airflow pocket for freshness. Any material need to breathe.



I also want to make mention it is made in the USA! 


This mattress fits perfectly in her crib and no more sagging. Plus, believe it or not I am getting 1/2 hour extra sleep since we started using this mattress. Jacey is now getting up at 8:30 am instead of 8:00 am :) 


Win it 

Kolcraft has offered one of my readers a Sealy Baby Ultra Rest Crib Mattress






Thursday, April 3, 2014

TOMY Megabuild Chuggington StackTrack Junction website launch Review and GIVEAWAY

" I was sent promotional items to review. All opinions are my own" 

The new Chuggington StackTrack Megabuild Junction website has just launched and is perfect for helping use your existing StackTrack sets to make awesome Megabuilds. 

 The New website www.stackyourtrack.com showcases awe-inspiring layouts and provides building instructions for a variety of skill levels so kids can combine existing playsets and create mega-exciting Megabuilds.






Shane has always been a fan of trains and so he was super excited to have the opportunity to add to his collection. We decided to build the Boulder Bedlam.  This is a master skill level. It was challenging for Shane but with his dads help he got it built and he had a ton of fun. We love how the website provides step by step instructions.  It shows what sets you need, how many of each piece you need and provides picture illustrations of each step. 




Check out the TOMY Megabuild Chuggington StackTrack Junction website

WIN IT 


Tomy is offering one of my readers a chance to win the same sets I received in order to build a Boulder Bedlam and other great builds using the Chuggington StackTrack Junction website.


a Rafflecopter giveaway




Tuesday, April 1, 2014

TruGreen Backyard Makeover Sweepstakes

“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for TruGreen. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.” 

 Our family is super excited for spring to get here. We have had such a long cold winter and can't wait to spend more time outdoors. My kids love playing in our large back yard on their swing set. My son loves throwing ball with is dad and rolling around in the grass. I enjoy gardening and bon fires with friends on the weekends.

 Maintaining our front and backyard is very important to us. We like to have healthy green grass as it makes our house look nicer and keeps our property value higher. We keep our grass green by giving it plenty of water and spraying to kill any weeds that may appear. We are pretty happy with how nice our lawn looks.

This year we are adding some flower beds and redoing some of the shrubs in our front and backyard. We want our house to be inviting and appealing.

Did you know that the majority (69 percent) of Americans surveyed report that “seeing a green lawn in springtime makes me feel hopeful.” In fact, the bigger the family, especially with teens in the household, the more hopeful the green lawns of spring make people feel. TruGreen, the Official Sponsor of SpringSM, is helping America say goodbye to winter and enjoy a brand new spring season outdoors with the launch of the TruGreen Backyard Makeover Sweepstakes.

Now through April 18, 2014, TruGreen is giving away fantastic prizes to get America’s backyards ready for spring. Enter the TruGreen Backyard Makeover Sweepstakes for a chance to win one of 30 daily prizes, including outdoor grills, fire pits and lawn furniture, along with a grand prize $10,000 backyard makeover by TV host Jason Cameron. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY




If we were to win the TruGreen backyard sweepstakes we would love to have all new landscaping in our backyard. including 2 new trees. We would love a privacy fence. My husband would love a bigger grill and more comfortable seating.  I would love a better equipped area for gardening and the kids would love a trampoline.



Now through April 18, 2014, TruGreen is giving away fantastic prizes to get America’s backyards ready for spring. You can enter the TruGreen Backyard Makeover Sweepstakes for a chance to win one of 30 daily prizes, including outdoor grills, fire pits and lawn furniture, along with a grand prize $10,000 backyard makeover by TV host Jason Cameron.

 Enter the sweepstakes HERE

Learn more about TruGreen, their Backyard Makeover Sweepstakes, and tips for maintaining your lawn during spring HERE

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Become a Seventh Generation Toxin Freedom Fighter

“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Seventh Generation. I received a promotional item and product samples as a thank you for participating”

I was shocked to learn that more than 80,000 chemicals available in the United States have never been fully tested for their toxic effects on our health and environment. Having 2 kids of my own I worry that exposing them to certain chemicals that are not properly tested could put them at greater risk for heath problems such as cancer,alzheimer’s, learning disabilities, asthma and reproductive problems.

The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was passed in 1976, and unlike other major environmental laws, has never been updated. As it currently stands, tens of thousands of potentially harmful chemicals continue to be used in the marketplace since the 1970’s without proper testing and without disclosure by the companies that produce them.

 80,000 synthetic chemicals introduced into the market since the Toxic Substances Control Act was passed in 1976, the EPA has required testing on less than 10%.

 We need to take a stand and do something about this! Want to help?

 You can become a Toxin Freedom Fighter by signing Seventh Generation’s petition to urge Congress to reevaluate the Toxic Substances Control Act for the first time since 1976.


Help Seventh Generation  reach its goal of collecting 100,000 Signatures by signing the petition for chemical reform and urging your friends and family to do the same!

 I signed :)  Now its your turn...click on the badge on my side bar!  #FightToxins 

 If 100,000 signatures are collected Seventh Generation will deliver them to congress on April 30, 2014!


 You can watch what chemicals you expose you and your family to by using plant derived cleaning products with bio based ingredients. Seventh Generation makes all sorts of these products including All purpose cleaners, free and clear detergent and dishwashing liquid, glass cleaner, even chlorine free bleach. They also offer baby diapers and baby care items, Health and Beauty and other household items.

We are big fans of the all purpose cleaner and glass cleaner. I use the all purpose cleaner for just about everything from sinks to the stove to my counter tops. It cleans really well and its nice knowing I am not exposing myself and my family to toxic chemicals. Also Seventh Generation cleaners are not expensive and can be purchased at many major retailers and online. Recently they added unbleached 100% recycled bath tissue and I am super excited to try it. I have tried their paper towel and facial tissue. We currently use them in our house and are very happy with them. 

If your looking to reduce the toxic chemicals in your house check out www.seventhgeneration.com to learn more about their plant derived bio-based ingredient cleaners!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Yummy Gluten-Free Veggie Muffins from Garden Lites

" I was sent samples of the Garden Lites veggie muffins. All opinions are my own "

I always try to eat healthier and feed my family healthier as well. Every time I see a healthier option I have to try it. Recently, I discovered Gluten-Free Veggie Muffins from Garden Lites and my family and I love them.



About Garden Lites:

All varieties of Garden Lites Veggie Muffins™ are gluten-free, vegetarian, low in calories, high in fiber and Kosher Parve.  Individually wrapped, these 2 ounce muffins offer convenient portability, and heat up in the microwave in only 35 seconds.  They can also be enjoyed at room temperature which is especially great for on-the-go snacking.  Stores nationwide are now carrying Veggie Muffins™ which are available in 5 great and guilt-free flavors:
  • Veggie Blueberry Oat Muffins are filling and flavorful due to the combination of oats and sweet blueberries.
  • Zucchini Banana Chocolate Chip Veggie Muffins are the perfect blend of delicious vegetables, sweet banana and chocolate chips.
  • Zucchini Chocolate Veggie Muffins are made with fresh veggies and the finest chocolate.
  • Carrot Berry Veggie Muffins are made with fresh veggies and three different berries.
  • Golden Corn Veggie Muffins are chock-full of sweet corn every corn muffin lover will enjoy.





My favorites are the Veggie Blueberry Oat and the Carrot Berry. My kids love the Zucchini Chocolate Veggie. They are perfect for snack time or to throw in my purse while on the go. You can't even tell they are packed with so many veggies. They taste excellent but are healthy. A win win. We give them 5 stars! 


 Veggie Muffins are made of 1/3 fresh vegetables and come in a box of 4 with an SRP of $3.99.  They can be found in the frozen section of stores nationwide, including: Target, Publix, Foodtown, Wegmans, Whole Foods, Stop & Shop, Costco, Fresh Market, Martindales, and more! For more information, and a full list of retailers, on Garden Lites products, visit http://www.garden-lites.com/ and be sure to “Like” on Facebook and Follow on Twitter!

Yummy Gluten-Free Veggie Muffins from Garden Lites

" I was sent samples of the Garden Lites veggie muffins. All opinions are my own "

I always try to eat healthier and feed my family healthier as well. Every time I see a healthier option I have to try it. Recently, I discovered Gluten-Free Veggie Muffins from Garden Lites and my family and I love them.



About Garden Lites:

All varieties of Garden Lites Veggie Muffins™ are gluten-free, vegetarian, low in calories, high in fiber and Kosher Parve.  Individually wrapped, these 2 ounce muffins offer convenient portability, and heat up in the microwave in only 35 seconds.  They can also be enjoyed at room temperature which is especially great for on-the-go snacking.  Stores nationwide are now carrying Veggie Muffins™ which are available in 5 great and guilt-free flavors:
  • Veggie Blueberry Oat Muffins are filling and flavorful due to the combination of oats and sweet blueberries.
  • Zucchini Banana Chocolate Chip Veggie Muffins are the perfect blend of delicious vegetables, sweet banana and chocolate chips.
  • Zucchini Chocolate Veggie Muffins are made with fresh veggies and the finest chocolate.
  • Carrot Berry Veggie Muffins are made with fresh veggies and three different berries.
  • Golden Corn Veggie Muffins are chock-full of sweet corn every corn muffin lover will enjoy.





My favorites are the Veggie Blueberry Oat and the Carrot Berry. My kids love the Zucchini Chocolate Veggie. They are perfect for snack time or to throw in my purse while on the go. You can't even tell they are packed with so many veggies. They taste excellent but are healthy. A win win. We give them 5 stars! 


 Veggie Muffins are made of 1/3 fresh vegetables and come in a box of 4 with an SRP of $3.99.  They can be found in the frozen section of stores nationwide, including: Target, Publix, Foodtown, Wegmans, Whole Foods, Stop & Shop, Costco, Fresh Market, Martindales, and more! For more information, and a full list of retailers, on Garden Lites products, visit http://www.garden-lites.com/ and be sure to “Like” on Facebook and Follow on Twitter!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Attipas shoes review

"I was sent a pair of shoes for review. All opinions are my own."

I wanted to introduce you to a neat new shoe on the market that helps mimic barefeet so children can learn to walk. 



Attipas loosely translates to “precious steps”, and that is exactly what we want babies to do when they put on a pair of Attipas, take those first precious steps and take off running! Studies show that as our children are learning to walk it’s best to be barefoot as much as possible. At Attipas, we have taken these studies and built a shoe that allows for movement that mimics being barefoot, while providing protection to each precious piggy. At Attipas we also strive to be fashion forward with an array of colors, patterns and designs to match any outfit or attitude.


Attipas toddler shoes are based on 7 years of kinetic and physio-dynamic research of toddlers walking, these unique non slip shoes ergonomically support a infants first steps and thereafter. With university, industry and educational cooperation, we are proud to introduce these internationally patented toddler shoes to the market. Attipas shoes are The Fun of Learning to Walk.
The five key benefits include:
  • (1) Convenience - Durable, non-slip, machine washable, fast drying.
  • (2) Breathable:  Perforated sole releases heat and moisture for added comfort.
  • (3) Large Toe Box:  Free toe movement for improved cognitive & motor development.
  • (4) Safe:  Built with non toxic safety tested materials.
  • (5) Lightweight & Flexible: Super lightweight, just like wearing socks! 




Jacey was sent a pair and we both really like these shoes. They are very lightweight and breathable. I can tell Jacey doesn't even notice they are on her feet. The bottoms are flexible and the tops are made of a soft cloth like material.  The only issue I could see is that they could snag or wear down over many washings. I think they are a neat little shoe plus the come in a variety of colors to match many different outfits. 


If your interested in trying a pair for yourself they retail for between 24 and 29 dollars a pair. 

 you can get a discount by using the  Attipas Discount Code: ethrtnphot

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Huggies Slip-Ons...Awesome diapers for my active 18 month old

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Huggies. I received product samples to facilitate my review and to thank me for my participation.” 


 If your baby is standing,  stop changing and start dressing them with HUGGIES®
Little  Movers Slip-On® Diapers. An outstanding fit for your standing baby. As baby's start to get active its seems harder and harder to get them to sit still while changing diapers which makes it both frustrating for parent and baby. 

My daughter is quite the squirmer. It was very difficult to change her diaper the last 4 months until I discovered little movers slip-on diapers from Huggies.  Quick on and off have made diaper changing so much easier. Happy baby and happy mommy equals a win win. Plus, more time to enjoy the day less time changing dirty diapers.  

These diapers are made with stretchy sides that require no adjustments like traditional diapers do. They slip on and off so easily and don't leave any of those red marks other diaper do. 

Plus they have easy open sides and grip tabs to make removal and rolling up the diaper for disposal 
simple and easy. Just pull open the sides, roll up and use the grip tabs to secure, toss and your all done.  I wish I would have discovered little movers slip-on diapers sooner. 

And I know the next question is what about leaks won't a stretchy diaper leak.  NOPE,
Huggies has you covered with their trusted Leak Lock® Protection.  The diaper absorbs-away layers and long-lasting core lock in wetness and keeps baby dry. We have been through 2 boxes and haven't had a leak yet! 

Check out how great they fit my daughter 


video


As you can see the diaper fits securely and stretches around her legs to accommodate her movements but is not tight enough to leave any marks. She is very comfortable and can move confidently and freely. I am very confident because I know while she is climbing and running all over they will hold any mess she makes. 

Want to try them? 

Save $1 on any one package of Huggies Slip-On Diapers or if you share a link to it with three friends, you can save $1.50 on any Huggies Slip-On diapers.  

www.huggies.com/firstfit

Huggies slip-on's get five stars from me. A must try! Just be prepared to toss all your old diapers :)


Sunday, March 2, 2014

A great breakfast for moms and dads on the go..New Nutri Grain Fruit and Oat Harvest cereal bars

“I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central for Nutri-Grain. I received product samples and promotional item to thank me for participating.”

My husband has to be out the door at 6:30 am with an hour drive time to get to work and many days the weather is especially bad or he is running late and skips breakfast.

There are also many days I have to be leaving soon after him for my 2 kids doctors appointments, errands, etc. It takes quite a chunk of time to pack up the kids and get them ready to go. Shane has to be up dressed and ready for the bus and Jacey is still in diapers and need help eating her breakfast. Sometimes getting the kids ready, packed up and out the door takes longer than expected and I have to skip breakfast. It makes it really hard on me to get though the day without a good breakfast.


I was so excited to discover the perfect solution for both my husband and myself.
Kellogg's new Nutri Grain Fruit and Oat Harvest cereal bars.



Nutri-Grain® Fruit & Oat Harvest cereal bars are available in Country Strawberry and Blueberry Bliss. Each bar contains 4 grams of protein and a hearty combination of real fruit and whole grains. The perfect on the go breakfast for busy Mom's, Dad's and adults on the go.

 Kellogg got it right on with these cereal bars. They are so good. The Blueberry Bliss is my favorite but I really enjoy the Country Strawberry as well.



These bars are soft and moist with the perfect amount of fruit on top for a nice flavor. Plus the 4 grams of protein help me feel energized and get through the morning.

Hubby like both flavors equally. He says they are perfect to eat in the car on the way to work and help him not feel hungry before lunchtime.




From now on you will always find several boxes of these in my pantry as they are both hubby and I's go to breakfast when we are having our busy, running late kind of mornings. Some other things that help me get through my day are drinking plenty of water and getting as much ready/planned the night before.

Nutri Grain Fruit and Oat Harvest cereal bars are available at most retailers are sold in boxes of five for a suggested retail price of $3.59


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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Jacey's New Dresser from Sauder

"Sauder sent the Shoal Creek dresser and mirror for me to review. All opinions are my own"

We are transitioning Jacey's room into a toddler/ kid room. I found a really nice twin bed used that was perfect for her as she grows but was in need of a quality matching dresser.  It didn't take long to find a large modern dresser and mirror from a trusted name in furniture Sauder.

We own several pieces from Sauder and are very happy with them. One of my favorites is our TV stand in our living room. It is sturdy and looks expensive but without a big price tag. It features plenty of storage and quality hardware.






Take a look at this Shoal Creek Dresser and matching Mirror.



I knew when I saw it it would fit in Jacey's room perfectly. I knew I would be getting an affordable dresser and mirror that had a modern look and was solid enough to hold up to the abuse my little trouble maker would instill on it.






The pro's

-Lots of storage space for Jacey's clothes. (6 deep drawers )
- Reinforced drawers (They can handle a lot of weight)
- Beautiful matching mirror with 2 extra storage drawers for Jacey's hair pretties :)
- Dresser is heavy and very Sturdy
- Modern design and hardware
- comes with wall anchor to secure to wall
- Good price
- Fast shipping


The con's

- It took a while to put together due to lot of pieces and some of the directions could have been a bit clearer.  (some pieces weren't labeled)
-Mirror isn't as sturdy as I would like attached to the dresser.





Overall

We love our new Shoal Creek Dresser and matching Mirror.  It gave us the modern look we had in mind. It fits beautifully in Jacey's room and provides the storage we are looking for. I especially love the extra storage in the mirror as it gives me a perfect place to store Jacey's hair pretties and accessories. I know this piece will last for several years.

Overall Dimensions of the Dresser       Price  $249.99

W: 54 5/8" (138.8 cm)

  • D: 18 3/8" (46.8 cm)
  • H: 33" (83.9 cm)

Overall Dimensions of the Mirror         Price $119.99

  • W: 27 1/2" (69.8 cm)
  • D: 8 7/8" (22.5 cm)
  • H: 42 3/8" (107.6 cm

If your looking for a quality modern piece of furniture at an affordable price check out all the pieces Sauder has to offer. I bet you'll find something perfect for your home and within your budget :)




 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Sweeten up Valentine’s Day this year with MIKE AND IKE® Passion Mix and HOT TAMALES® Cinnamon candy

Sweeten up Valentine’s Day this year with MIKE AND IKE® Passion Mix and HOT TAMALES® Cinnamon candy.

 I have to admit one of my favorite candies is HOT TAMALES®. I was super excite to find a recipe using HOT TAMALES®. Can't wait to make them for Valentines Day.


HOT TAMALES® Snickerdoodles
Servings: 2 dozen

INGREDIENTS:


·         1/2 cup (4 oz) HOT TAMALES® Candies, coarsely chopped*
·         1/4 cup (2 oz) salted margarine, softened
·         1/4 cup (2 oz) shortening (I use Spectrum Organic)
·         3/4 cups (5.6 oz) granulated sugar
·         1 egg
·         1 1/2 cups (6.75 oz) all-purpose flour
·         1 teaspoon cream of tartar
·         1/2 teaspoon baking soda
·         pinch of salt (increase to 1/4 tsp if using unsalted margarine)
·         4 teaspoons granulated sugar
·         4 teaspoons ground cinnamon


*The candy is quite sticky so the best way to chop it is with a lightly oiled knife. 

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.       Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
2.       Using an electric mixer, cream together the margarine, shortening and ¾ cups sugar. 
Add the egg and beat until thoroughly combined.
3.       In a separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Add the dry ingredients 
(except the candy) into the creamed mixture and mix until just combined. Add the chopped 
candy and mix until the candy is evenly distributed, a few minutes more.
4.       Refrigerate the dough for at least 15 minutes (this makes it easier to handle).
5.       Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
6.       Combine the remaining sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl.  Form dough into balls 
the size of small walnuts (I use a tablespoon cookie scoop). Roll the balls of cookie dough 
in the cinnamon sugar.
7.       Place the cookies two inches apart on the cookie sheets. Bake for 8 minutes, 
rotating the cookie sheets in the oven at the halfway point. They are done when they
 look puffed in the middle and slightly brown at the edges 
(the tops of the cookies will form cracks). Be careful not to overcook.
8.       Remove cookie sheet from the oven and let cookies sit on it for another minute 
or so before removing to cooling rack; cookies will flatten out as they cool.
9.       These cookies are best served warm, straight out of the oven, but they 
can be stored in an airtight container for up to two days.


 Both candies come in a 5 oz box, and are the perfect addition to any Valentine’s Day gift. The MIKE AND IKE® Passion Mix blend includes Paradise Punch, Strawberry, Grape and Cherry flavors. HOT TAMALES® special edition for Valentine’s Day is the classic Cinnamon flavor everyone loves and the box comes ready to gift with a tag fully integrated into the packaging! SRP for both 5oz boxes is $1.00 - $1.39 5oz HT Valetines Horizontal“There is nothing sweeter on Valentine’s Day than candy,” says Koren Ivie, Brand Manager for MIKE AND IKE® and HOT TAMALES® candy. “We are sure consumers will fall in love with MIKE AND IKE® Passion Mix as well as HOT TAMALES® with Valentine’s Day packaging!” For more product varieties please visit www.mikeandike.com and www.hottamales.com.