Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Energizer® Ultimate® Lithium batteries Giveaway

Energizer® Ultimate Lithium AA batteries, now improved to last up to 9X longer. I was excited to be given the opportunity to test out the new Energizer® Ultimate Lithium AA batteries and I was very impressed with their performance.

I tested them in my flash for my camera and I noticed a difference in how long my flash functioned. Usually I can do about 2-3 sessions and I need to replace the batteries but after my last 3 shoots the Ultimate Lithium batteries are still going strong.

  • If you test the batteries and then visit the Ratings and Reviews section on the Energizer website and leave a review you will  entered into a sweepstakes to win an Energizer Ultimate Lithium prize pack

Energizer is confident you will be impressed with the longer life of their Energizer Ultimate Lithium AA batteries that they have offered one of my readers two 4-packs of Energizer Ultimate Lithium AA batteries. 

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Fresh Produce Clothing

I just discovered a great new clothing company that makes super trendy clothing.
 Fresh Produce Clothing has a great summer line of clothing.

After being offered the opportunity to review a summer item I looked a this really cute Womens t-shirt
I had almost decided to review it until I saw the adorable Tunics. I had one in mind till I saw the tanks. I ended up picking the Vintage Slub Tank and am very happy with my choice.
As you know I am over 6 months pregnant so right now I am not able to model any clothing. I can say this is an adorable tank and I am super excited to wear it after the baby gets here.

 Fresh Produce Clothing is a perfect choice for this summers wardrobe.  With so many choices and quick shipping you won't be disappointed.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Catalogue App by final thoughts

I am still loving Catalogue App by I use it on my Android phone and its great to pull together my own personal favorites from various brands into one location. I am able to check local store availability, take a peek at the retailers sale emails and, “using Camera View”, can even see how an item would look in my own house.
I get store emails that allow me to obtain the most recent deals and promotions. Plus I am not wasting paper but instead using a “green” alternative to the classic catalog shopping.

 If you haven't checked out the Catalogue app yet, you are missing out.

 They regularly feature some great stores including
Best Buy
 Red Envelope
The Land of Nod
 Toys R Us

Shane loves looking at the Lego's Catalogue with me and I really like Macy's so I check out their deals and promotions daily.

 You can also check out a Facebook version of the App HERE

 Disclosure: This post is part of a Blogger Ambassador program which I have received monetary compensation for participating.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Nonni's Biscotti Moment Sweepstakes and More

Have you had a Nonni's biscotti? If not you are totally missing out. They are some yummy Italian cookies that are now available in bite size and several flavors. Almond Dark Chocolate, Caramel Milk Chocolate, and Classic Almond. Biscotti  Bites  
Delicious,  all  natural,  special  occasion  treat.
 --Snack  bag  packaging  makes  it  easier  to  share  and  wrap  back  up   for  another  biscotti  break   --Ideal  companion and  excellent  complement  to  enhance  a   favorite  coffee  beverage,  enjoying  with  a  glass  of  wine,  perfect   for  a  cold  glass  of  milk  or  eating  by  itself  

 A  variety  of  flavors  

 --Almond  dark  Chocolate  is  a  classic  almond  biscotti  dipped  in   gourmet  dark  chocolate;  a  modern  tradition  combining  the  delicate  flavors  of  biscotti  with  the   rich  taste  of  the  finest  chocolate.

--Caramel  Milk  Chocolate  is  light,  filled  with  sweet  creamy  caramel  and  dipped  in  gourmet  milk   chocolate;  an  indulgent  combination  that  is  irresistible.

 --Classic  Almond  is  crisp  and  crunchy,  with  the  sweet  flavor  of  almonds  and  just  a  hint  of  anise.   This  classic  bite-­‐size  creation  is  rich  in  Tuscan  tradition  and  is  an  excellent  complement  to  a  cup of  coffee,  espresso,  or  wine.

I really love Nonni’s Biscotti Bites in Classic Almond. I enjoy them as part of my evening snack while I catch up on my favorite shows or read a book. Last night I had them with a bowl of fruit. The perfect evening snack. I really like the bites vs the regular size because they are easy to store and carry around. They fit perfect in my bowl of fruit as you can see from the picture.
Biscotti Moments Sweepstakes

Give yourself a well-deserved break and melt away in the sweet decadence of rich almonds, bittersweet chocolate, and creamy caramel!

Enter for the chance to win a once in a lifetime trip for two to Hollywood! Today's lives move so fast. We often forget to take a break, a moment to just slow things down and breathe... A photo captures a moment forever.

Upload an image of your biscotti moment to win a weekly prize of Nonni's Biscotti's Gift Basket!

Sweepstakes Detail: Eligibility:
Must be 18 years of age
Sweepstakes Starts: Friday, March 2, 2012 @ 9:00 a.m. PST
Sweepstakes Ends: Friday, June 15, 2012 @ 11:59 p.m. PST

 Enter The contest at their facebook page HERE

“I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Nonni’s Biscotti and received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.”

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Tommee Tippee Explora Sippy Cup Review and Giveaway

I was very excited for Shane to try the Tommee Tippee Explora Sippy/Drink Cups.
Although Shane doesn't use sippy cups anymore. I still require he uses Drink cups when he has things like grape juice or in the car. I really love the drinking cups so much, I will be buying the sippy cups for the new baby.

Some of the features I like

 PVC-Free, BPA Free, Phthalate-free.
 They are Microwave Safe and Dishwasher-safe and easy to clean.

 Shane really likes the cups. It is really easy for him to drink out of and due to the designs by age, it is age appropriate. So the 2 year old plus designed cups make him feel like he is drinking out of a big boy cup and not something a baby would use. He has no problems getting the liquid out and no leaks. Some of the other cups we have used have leaked but not the Tommee Tippee Explora Sippy Cups.

 I really suggest you check these cups out. They have designed ones that are perfect for each age. You can see in the picture chart below.
Tommee Tipppee Sippy Cups are now sold at Target stores nationwide and at

Tommee Tippee has been kind enough to offer one of my readers a set of sippy cups.

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"I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Tommee Tippee Sippy Cups. I received a Tommee Tippee Explora Sippy Cup product as well as a promotional item as a thanks for my participation."

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Important Baby Recall

First off I would like to say I am a huge fan of Kolcraft. I have many of their baby items and know they are a family owned company that provides some of the best baby items I have owned.

With that being said things happen to the best of us and Kolcraft has announced a voluntary recall on 4 models of the Tender Vibes & Light Vibes Bassinet.

The info is posted below. Please check your model number if you own one of the Tender Vibes & Light Vibes Bassinets

 Kolcraft in cooperation with the CPSC has voluntarily recalled certain models of the Tender Vibes & Light Vibes Bassinet: KB021-ARC, KB022-VER, KB039-CMR1, KB043-BNT1.

The latches that attach the bassinet base onto the metal frame can appear to be locked in place while remaining unlocked. This allows the bassinet to become detached from the metal frame, causing the bassinet to fall. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bassinets and contact Kolcraft to receive a repair kit & instructions for securing the latches to the metal frame.

In the meantime, parents are urged to find an alternate, safe sleeping environment for the child, such as a crib that meets current safety standards.

 To order your retrofit kit, contact Kolcraft at 888-624-1908. If you are outside of the USA please call 910-944-9345. You can also email Kolcraft at

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Uprinting review and giveaway

Uprinting offers all kinds of press printed products including

 Booklets Brochures Business Cards Calendars Canvas Prints Catalogs Counter Cards Door Hangers Envelopes Event Tickets Flyers Folders Greeting Cards Hang Tags Invitations Labels Letterheads Magnets Menus Nightclub Flyers Postcards Posters and more
I have purchased their business cards in the past and loved them. Perfect for my photography. Not only do they offer personal business cards they offer Family Business Cards as well. I think everyone should carry business cards even if they just have your name , phone number and e-mail.

 I really like the new rounded business cards and will be getting my next batch rounded.

Check out Uprinting for all your business card needs!

 One winner will win a 250pcs Customizable Die-cut Business Cards 2x3.5" Rounded Corners, 2x2" Rounded Corners, 1.75x3.5" Rounded Corners, 2x3.5" Leaf, 2x3.5 Rounded one corner, 2x3.5" Half Circle Side, 2x3.5" Oval, 2.5" Circle 14pt Cardstock Gloss / Matte / High Gloss (UV), or 13pt Cardstock Uncoated 6 Business Days Turnaround time Free US shipping only

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Monday, May 7, 2012

An Update

The other night there was a Super moon. I had been pretty excited to photograph it but was disappointed at the massive cloud cover we had here that night.
After waiting several hours I was able to get a couple of shots of it peeking through the clouds.

Here is one of my favorites
Speaking of super we had a super weekend. Phil and I made a late night run to Meijer that was a lot of fun. We also did some shopping and of course had some relaxation time.

Baby is doing good. We are very thankful that I have made it to 22 weeks.

 we have decided on names. If I have a girl it will be Sarah and if I have a boy it will be Michael. ROTFL (anyone that knows me knows those are the last 2 names I would name my child)

 I actually just read an article on yahoo on baby names and had to laugh and agree. The article said certain baby names like Michael were boring.

 I have always preferred the more uncommon names. We have 2 uncommon names (one boy and one girl) picked out for this baby. I am not going to reveal the names but I will say our boy name begins with an S and our girl name begins with a J.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Kushyfoot's new summer open toe silhouette

Kushyfoot are foot covers (flats to go )designed with padding that you can carry in your purse and use when high heels are driving you crazy. They come in a ton of different designs and are so comfortable.

 Now they have a new design open toe silhouette (perfect for the summer)
These still have the same super-comfortable 3-dimensional massaging sole for relief from high heels, and they’re still lightweight and portable—perfect for the desk drawer, car or purse—but now the toes are open and, on the sandal, so are the sides and back. Sizes are 5/6, 7/8 and 9/10 and suggested retail is $9.99 per pair, packed in a mini-purse package. GREAT FOR PEDICURES, TOO.

 I was lucky enough to get a pair to review and I love it. I have a wedding to attend this summer and I know these will come in very handy and save me from aching feet while still allowing me to look trendy. I cant think of any women who wouldn't want a pair.

You can see and purchase all Kushyfoot products HERE.