Friday, September 28, 2012

Live in Akron Ohio or know someone who does? Please READ

My Mom's Best friends Grandson was Murdered in Akron, Ohio. They are looking to identify a person of interest in the murder. Here is the video of the person they are trying to identify. Please Please pass this along to anyone you know who lives in or near Akron,Ohio. Thanks so much in advance for your help!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Disney's Cinderella: Diamond Edition on Blu! 10/2

At the stroke of midnight, October 2nd, dreams will come true as Disney releases CINDERELLA: DIAMOND EDITION on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital and On-Demand viewing. The timeless and beloved masterpiece is an enchanting classic that comes alive for the very first time on Blu-ray high definition with enhanced picture and sound.

Bonus material includes "The Real Fairy Godmother" the incredible true story of Mary Alice O'Conner who was the inspiration for the character of the Fairy Godmother, "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-You" a second screen personalized digital storybook and more!

Cinderella was one of my favorite movies growing up and I am very excited to own this movie on DVD so I can share it with my daughter when she gets old enough to watch it. 

About Cinderella:
Everyone orders Cinderella around: her cruel Stepmother, her awful stepsisters- even the big clock in the church tower tells her when to start another day.  But they can't stop her from dreaming that one day her wishes will come true. When an invitation the the royal ball arrives, Cinderella is sure her time has come until her gown is torn to shreds by her stepsisters. 

Watch as the fairy Godmother appears and waves her wand that transforms a regular pumpkin into a magnificent coach and her rags into a beautiful gown, then sends her off to the Royal Ball.  Cinderella's magnificent evening must end at midnight when the spell is broken. It will take the help of her daring animal mice friends and a perfect fit into a glass slipper to create the ultimate fairy tale ending.

3- disc Blue ray combo pack $44.99
2- disc Blu ray Combo Pack  $39.99
High Definition Digital  $19.50
Running Time: 75 minutes
Rated G

 This would make an excellent gift for that special girl in your life this upcoming Holiday Season.  You can Pre-order it now or purchase it this Tuesday October 2nd.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

JJ Cole Collections Review and Giveaway

JJ Cole Collections has some great new products out for babies. I have owned several of JJ Cole baby products in the past when I had my son and just love them.

I was super excited to check out these 3 new products from JJ Cole Collections for my new Daughter Jacey.

 Diapers & Wipes Pod

Make quick trips a breeze with just the bare necessities. Main pocket holds wipes and two or more diapers, plus the included coordinating changing pad. MSRP: $16.95
 • easy-to-clean laminated canvas
• changing pad included
 • "attach-anywhere" handle

 Bottle Pod Insulate your bottle with style! MSRP: $7.95

• easy-to-clean laminated canvas
• stylish prints with coordinating trim Bib Set With our pocketed bib parents can be prepared with easy-to-clean protection for baby’s mealtime even on the go.

This three pack bib set includes wipeable fabrics for easy clean up.

The bibs also feature a convenient three-snap closure for adjustable fit. MSRP $18.95

All products are PVC and phthalate free. Available at Target, Babies R Us and

 I am impressed as I always am with JJ Cole. Their items are made of quality material and keep us moms and dads in mind by making them easy to clean and adding features such as "attach-anywhere" handles.  The diaper and wipes pod has come in handy for quick trips to the doctors office and I don't leave the house without the Bottle Pod in my diaper bag.

JJ Cole has been kind enough to offer one of my readers the 3 items above.  colors and styles may vary.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

VTech Switch & Go Dinos

Traveling with two kids is not always easy. It's hard enough packing everything I need for my baby girl but I don't want to forget to keep my 4 year old son entertained either. Between doctors appointments, visits to family and running errands we spend a lot of time in the car.

 I have discovered some great new toys from VTech designed for 3 to 8 year olds that are perfect to keep in the car or throw in my diaper bag to help keep my son entertained while on the go.

VTech Switch & Go Dinos
 "offer an exciting play experience by fusing easy transformations with cutting-edge electronics. Boys will love the unique animations and roaring sound effects that bring the toys to life. With their awesome personalities and fierce designs, they're dino switchin', racing fun! "

 I was very excited for Shane to be chosen to review some of the Switch & Go Dinos

My Son Shane's favorite one is the Span the Spinosaurus 

 Cool, confident and fun, Span’s sense of humor will keep kids laughing!
In dinosaur mode, Span lurches forward with the press of a button on his tail. He comes equipped with a crane and rescue cage for other Switch & Go Dinos, as well as a small dinosaur that is included. By pressing action buttons, Span will teach kids about himself, saying up to 30 expressions like, “Hi, they call me spine- lizard because of the long spines on my back.” He’ll even share jokes like, “What's up! I'm Span the Spinosaurus. Nice to eat you! Er, I mean, meet you! Heh, heh!”
Boys can customize Span by selecting from four animated dinosaur faces on the LCD screen.
It’s time for takeoff! Span the Spinosaurus provides double the fun when he transforms from a dinosaur to a plane. The plane is equipped with sensors to detect movement and respond with exciting flying sound effects. Kids can practice landing with the included landing gear, and have fun with launchers that send out discs of food. As a plane, Span can be heard shouting up to 30 phrases like, “I'm faster than the speed of sound!” among other fun facts and vehicle sounds. Kids can select from four animated driver faces to customize their experience.

 He loves the airplane vehicle the best. There is so much for him to do including listing to the realistic airplane sounds, picking his own pilot, lifting up and "Flying" with the included cage and shooting disks from the airplanes wings. When he gets tired of the airplane he transforms it into Span the Spinosaurus where it makes dinasour noises and he can chose Spans eyes among other things. I love the fact that it is easily packed up and transported and that it has a volume button. I also love that its two toys in one so it keeps him entertained much longer.

There are also 2 other Switch and go dinos new out from VTech

Attila the Ankylosaurus

The dino who never backs down from a fight, Attila the Ankylosaurus can get you out of any jam!
In the dinosaur mode Attila comes equipped with a tail that swings back and forth with the press of a
button, and can be heard making dramatic dinosaur sounds and sharing 30 fun expressions, like, “I’m an herbivore. I chow down on plants” and, “I'm built like a tank with armor all over my head, back, and sides.”
Boys can customize Attila by selecting from four animated dinosaur faces on the LCD screen.
In 5-6 steps, Attila transforms into a construction vehicle complete with a movable crane. Included are two accessories that plug into the crane: a wrecking ball and a tow hook. An accessory truck is also provided, which doubles as spikes and armor in dinosaur mode. These accessories, together with Attila the construction vehicle, create a realistic construction set for boys. In vehicle mode, Attila makes several sounds and yells up to 30 phrases, like, “I'm a one man wrecking machine,” and, “Yahoo!” Boys can customize the driver in the Attila vehicle by choosing from four animated faces.

Brok the Brachiosaurus

Easygoing and rugged, with the personality to reflect it, Brok the Brachiosaurus is the ultimate dinosaur vehicle!
Equipped with a motorized neck and legs that move up and down while rolling across the floor, Brok the Brachiosaurus is pretty easygoing, but don’t get on his bad side! With the press of the action button, Brok will make dramatic dinosaur sounds, and say more than 40 phrases like, “I'm large and in charge!” or an educational fact, including, “The name Brachiosaurus means arm-lizard.” Boys can customize Brok by selecting from six animated dinosaur faces on the LCD screen.
Within 6-7 simple steps, Brok easily transforms into a vehicle. In this form, Brok can interact with other Switch & Go dinosaur vehicles, as he serves as a car carrier equipped with a launch pad to send vehicles flying. Brok also comes with an included smaller race car that launches a flying dinosaur when sent down his ramp. In this mode, Brok makes vehicle sounds, and says up to 30 expressions like, “Keep on truckin’,” and, “Saddle up partner,” among others. Six animated driver faces are available for customization. 

VTech is running the Show & Tell with Switch & Go Video Contest on their Facebook page. 

From August 22 through October 1, visit to enter.
• Simply upload a 30 second video of your child's home-made Dino creation. They can show us their new Dino by drawing, building or customizing their existing Switch & Go Dino. We want to hear about the cool things your child's dino does!
• View and share your favorite video entries with your friends and family!
• From October 8 through October 19 check out the top 10 to cast your vote for the coolest, most creative and fiercest video! Everyone who votes may be entered into a sweepstakes for the chance to win one of 25 sets of Sliver, T-Don, Horns and Tonn.
• One grand prize winner will get a kid's lifetime supply of VTech toys, plus a chance to see your video air in a VTech commercial on Nickelodeon, which you can watch at your very own viewing party with friends and family. VTech will also transform your living room into the ultimate Dino den!
• Everyone who votes on the top ten starting in mid-October and submits their email address will be entered into a sweepstakes to win one of 25 sets of Sliver, T-Don, Horns and Tonn

“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for VTech. I received VTech Switch & Go Dinos product samples to facilitate my review.”

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Halo SleepSack Swaddle Review and Giveaway

 September is Baby Safety Month and Halo takes great pride in providing safe sleepsack and sleepsack swaddles for babies. 

"Created by Bill Schmid after losing a child to SIDS, HALO® SleepSack® wearable blankets replace loose blankets in the crib that can cover your baby’s face and interfere with breathing. No wonder it’s the #1 trusted choice of hospital nurseries and parents alike. In addition to sleeping safer, the HALO SleepSack helps babies sleep better, too. It’s a warm, cuddly blanket that baby can’t kick off to help baby sleep safe and sound. And when baby is sleeping safe and sound, moms and dads can rest easy."

 The HALO's SleepSack Swaddle has also been deemed "hip healthy" by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute. 

We own 2 sleepsack swaddles and love them both. One in Micro-Fleece for cold nights and one in cotton for warmer nights.  I really like that they are easy to use, safe for baby and come in a variety of fabric and color options.  Jacey is very comfortable in them and sleeps very well.

Halo would like to offer one of my readers a Sleepsack Swaddle.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Peppa Pig... DVD, toys and books

Disney Junior's hit series Peppa Pig is now on DVD and Fisher Price has made some adorable toys based off the series.

Peppa Pig is a loveable, cheeky piggy who lives with her little brother George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig. Peppa’s favourite things include playing games, dressing up, days out and jumping in muddy puddles. Her adventures always end happily with loud snorts of laughter.  

Toys R Us has some new Peppa pig toys and books available.

Sip 'n Oink tea set by Fisher Price
Have a peppa themed tea party with a tea pot shaped like peppa's house and two pretty cups, saucers and spoons.  $15.99

Peppa's School house by Fisher Price
Includes Peppa and her teacher Madam Gazelle. Peek n surprise playset pieces make school fun with an easel that flips to reveal an art project and a desk that switches from play time to snack time. $14.99

Peppa and friends Playset by Fisher Price  $6.99

Peppa and Friends Plush  by Fisher Price  $9.99

Peppa pig and the lost Christmas List Book  $12.99

Also don't forget to check out the New DVD  "Muddy Puddles and other stories"
This features 10 "peppasodes" from the award winning series, as aired on Nick Jr.  $14.98 for the DVD or $9.99 on iTunes digital download.

The DVD is a favorite at our house and the Peppa plush goes with us everywhere.

If you haven't yet checked out the series you must. It airs on Disney Jr and is a great show.
 Also check them out on Facebook HERE

"I was sent Peppa the Pig toys and a DVD to keep but all opinions are my own."

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Medela Breast Pumps

After doing my own research I found that medela is the best company to help with breastfeeding. Breastfeeding can be complicated. Sometimes you need to get an oversupply of milk out and other times you need help stimulating your breasts to provide more milk. There are also times when a breastfeeding mom needs someone else to feed baby.

A breastpump can help with these issues. If you plan to pump often an electric pump would be your best option but if you just need to pump on occasion Medela makes a great manual pump called the Medela Harmony.
"The Medela Harmony Breastpump provides helpful technology in an easy-to-use pump. This manual pump is intended for occasional use and offers a lightweight, portable pumping solution. The SoftFit breastshield generates massaging comfort while you pump. You'll create more milk in less time with the pump's 2-Phase Expression technology. All parts of the pump that come in contact with breast milk are BPA free."

The Harmony model can be upgraded to electric use with the Symphony or Lactina pumps and a conversion kit.

 This pump comes with a SoftFit breastshield, 5 oz. breast milk bottles (2), bottle stand, 2 solid lips, travel cap, breastfeeding information guide and instruction manual.

 If you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed make sure you check out this pump. You will not be disappointed. It retails for around $39.99 a great deal!

“I was given The Medela Harmony Breastpump by Medela for my review. I was allowed to keep the product, but the opinion I am sharing remains my own.”

Monday, September 3, 2012

Our DAUGHTER is here :)

Saturday 9-1-12 we welcomed our Daughter Jacey into the world.  She was born at 9:53am via c-section. She was a perfect 7lbs 3oz and 19 1/4 inches long.  So far she has a very easy laid back personality.  She sleeps very well giving us 4 hour stretches at night.  Shane just loves her to pieces and is super excited to have a baby sister.     Here are a few quick pictures I took. I am still very sore so was unable to take a lot.  Right now she has redish blonde hair and blue eyes.  She looks just like my Mom :)