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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Disney on Ice winner!

And the winner is thanks to random.org aja October 27, 2012 8:43 AM I follow gfc Aja893@YahoO I emailed you, you have 48 hrs to reply!

Friday, October 26, 2012

happy green bee winner

♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ October 23, 2012 3:58 AM I like HGB on Facebook (Carolsue Anderson) Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net Reply ♡♥♬ Caro

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Stork Stack Review!

 
What is Stork Stack?!?!
 
Stork Stack is a monthly subscription service that delivers  hand-picked Stacks of their favorite products to your doorstep!  They send out age and gender appropriate Stacks that are relevant for mom's third trimester all the way up to your toddler's third birthday. With a focus on introducing you to great brands and high quality, safe products you really can't go wrong with the savings you'll get with Stork Stack. Each Stack is filled with a product value minimum of $50, but  for only $28 per month. They also deliver on-demand Baby Shower Stacks, the perfect gift for an expecting mom. Their goal is to help members experience new brands and products, and have access to exclusive deals and offers from companies they know you'll love.

 
I was sent their   October “Imaginative Play” Stack encourages your child's imagination to run
wild!
 
Photo from storkstack.com

About October's Stack,

Little ones are just as fascinated by the box a gift comes in as the gift itself, and it's never "just a box", it's a spaceship, a hideout, a treasure chest, or even a friend. This month, you can literally turn an old box into a caterpillar or camera (thanks to Box Play for Kids), an everyday routine into a clever song with Harmonica Pocket, or make friends with a robot or dinosaur from North American Bear Co. To keep up with your race-car driver-princess-photographer, you're going to need the healthy energy boost that KIND Bars provide.


My Photos:


 
Everything arrives in a very pretty box! It's like a ray of sunshine on your doorstep!!


Then in each box it includes a nifty note listing and describing every item in the box and also another lovely letter tailored to your child's age (about what they are doing this month and different mannerisms that your child may be going through) I just love how this "note" was included it makes the box seem so much more personal and I just love reading about my children's different "ages & Stages" information, I feel like I can never learn enough about them!



Now what was in this box:


From North American Bear Co., My Own Monster : This is just adorable and perfect for October/Halloween Not a Scary monster (my almost 2 yr old is terrified of all Halloween Decor and I have no idea why my other children love Halloween). This soft cuddly sweet "monster" was an instant favorite with my toddler and has been adopted into her "baby Family" (only elite stuffed animals make it into this with her lol they are the ones that she favors and must have with her always)
Isn't it just too cute!
 
 
Green Toys- Race Car: I was thrilled to see this in the box for my daughter, most people/companies still don't seem to understand that little girl like cars too! My daughter picks superheros and trains over tea party and dress up so I just loved finding a PINK car in this box for her, it goes without saying that she is thoroughly enjoying this! And to make this product even better it is totally made up of recycled products (milk jugs) and it's totally free of BPA, PVC, phthalates, and external coatings, so it's truly safe for little ones!

Lovely PINK race car!
 
 
Box Play for Kids- Caterpillar Camera- This is so cool, when I first opened the box and saw this product I just was in aw of why I have never seen this product before! I mean it's perfect for kids who love pretend play and Mine totally do! With this product you can turn an ordinary Mac&Cheese Box into a "camera" for your little one's imaginations! Simply peel the sticker off and apply to your used box and voila you have a new "toy" for your little ones! This was a big hit in our home and kept little ones busy playing photographer while I got to cook in peace lol!
 
 

So cool!
 
 
 
Then Something for Moms
 
Kind Bars- I love Kind Bars they are not only healthy but yummy, and great for a go filling meal/snack on the go! I never have time for breakfast and sometimes lunch so these are wonderful to eat in the car while picking up and dropping kids off at schools!
 





And Last but not Least

Harmonica Pocket-Apple Apple: I honestly haven't got a chance to listen to this yet, but I'm looking forward to trying it out tomorrow morning on the way to and from schools, I'm always looking for great kids music that I don't hate and the ONE we do have is getting so old I sometimes "pretend" that the radio is "broken" just so we don't have to listen to it! But from what I've read on about this CD, Apple Apple, it's suppose to be so fun for kids and families to enjoy together! I can't wait to try this out!


Such cute packaging and this is all recorded "greenly" at a studio ran on solar power!



Overall I LOVE Stork Stack, this box contained great products that I already loved and several that I discovered through the box! It's a great collection of products that a truly selected for YOUR child, gender and age and I love that it's not just a generic box sent to all where you would get something not even relevant to your child's age, with Stork Stack you know that the products you are sent are specifically picked with your child's needs in mind!

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*I was sent this product to review at no cost to me all thoughts and opinions expressed are 100% mine and in no way were swayed by anything*
 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Creative Gluten Free Treats with udi's

I was Recently sent a Box full of Goodies from udi's to help create some taste Gluten Free Creations!

If you aren't familiar with udi's, here is a little info before we get started

About Udi's Gluten Free Foods:Udi’s is determined to show you a new way to approach gluten-free living. Don’t waste another bite on bland, crumbly, and tasteless food. We create delicious products that will fill your stomach and warm your soul. We revolutionized the gluten-free category by introducing the first gluten-free bread that tastes and looks like ‘real’ bread. Thanks to our loyal customers, Udi’s is the #1 gluten-free baked goods brand!





Okay so my family and I are not Gluten intolerant, but I have considered starting a low gluten/gluten free diet, but I'm totally new to this and still learning but I'm going to share a few of my "recipes/ideas" I made with the product above


First off using the Chocolate Chia Muffin Tops (which are amazing by themselves by the way)
I made a Smore type chocolaty marshmallow goo that my kids totally loved

What you'll need :
  • 2 of the Chocolate Chia Muffin Tops
  • 1 Large Marshmallow
  • 1 Hersey Kiss
Directions:
Simply assemble like you would a smore (the Muffin tops in place of the graham crackers) and Place on a baking sheet on 300 for just a few minutes (just watch to see when it's all melted together) and I'm sure you could use the microwave I just thought it might make the "smore" a little too smushy

Overall The kids LOVED these smores we cut them in half and shared, these were just warm and wonderful I loved how the cake (muffin tops) took the place of the Graham crackers it was just Delicious!







Second "creation"

"Candied Apples Rolled in udi's Vanilla Granola"

Ingredients:
  • Large Apples (we used red delicious)
  •  gluten-free prepackaged caramel squares (available at almost any store)
  • Sticks (to put in the apple)
  • Bag of Udi's Vanilla Granola
Directions:

Wash/dry and prepare your apples by placing the stick in them, then melt your caramels according to your packaging (mine was in the microwave) dip your apples in the caramel then simply roll them in the Udi's Vanilla Granola and place on wax paper to cool! It's such a simple way to make such a fall fun treat Gluten free and friendly for all to enjoy!

(the udi's granola is wonderful on yogurt! and my son loves to roll his bananas in yogurt then roll it in the granola!)


Third "transformation/Creation"

Using the brownie bites I don't even know if this is "creation" title worthy but it is yummy!

I love Heating these wonderful Brownie bites up and crumbling them in Breyers All Natural Ice Cream Coffee flavored (which is Gluten Free!) the great flavor of the coffee Ice Cream plus these brownie bites are to die for just so GOOD I mean I've had non gluten free brownies that are nowhere near as good as these brownie bites by Udi's!!!


Overall I love Udi's Gluten Free Products and I'm looking forward to learning more about the Gluten free lifestyle!
There are SO many ways to use these gluten-free products!
 
 
As you can see from the picture above I still have 2 other Udi's products that I'm trying to think of something out of the box to create with (1 a loaf of Udi's cinnamon raisin bread, and some snicker doodle cookies) Leave me a comment with any ideas that you may have for these yummy products!!
 
Connect with udi's on Facebook & Twitter!!
 
 

Friday, October 12, 2012

Disney on Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic GIVEAWAY

Disney on Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic


If you are in Utah, Disney on Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic will be in Salt Lake City,
November 14th-18th
 
 
 
I'm so excited that my husband and I will be able to take our children to this Fantastic Event! Everyone loves the magic of Disney and to be able to have to take my little ones to see their favorite characters put on a show is going to be a wonderful family experience!
 
Are you in Utah and interested in taking your Family to see Disney's Magic? If so here is the information on the performance, schedules and a special discount code for you readers!
 

Tickets are on Sale now so get yours before they are gone!!

and like I said, I have a Special Offer for you guys

  a special discount code for you readers for $5 off on select performances

Code: MOM

Valid Performances: Thursday at 7PM, Friday at 3:30PM, Saturday at 11AM, and Sunday at 1:30PM and 5:30PM

Valid Price Levels: $23 and $16

tickets are available from the EnergySolutions Box Office and all SmithTix locations, charge by phone at 801-355-SEAT or 800-888-TIXX and online at www.smithstix.com or www.energysolutionsarena.com. $16

 

So come Be part of the festivities when Disney on Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic comes to the EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City from November 14 – 18!

 

 

More than 60 of Disney's captivating characters and their unforgettable stories come to life in this commemorative celebration, produced by Feld Entertainment. In this lavish ice show, everyone's favorite sweethearts, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, take audiences on a fun-filled adventure, sharing memories with Disney friends including Goofy & Donald Duck; the beloved Disney Princesses; Buzz Lightyear & Woody; Nemo & Dory; Pinocchio & Jiminy Cricket; Belle & The Beast; The Incredibles plus many more – and magical moments from Disney’s Aladdin, Mulan and The Lion King.

 

 

Beautifully choreographed skating, breathtaking production numbers, stunning costumes and toe-tapping songs will inspire fond Disney memories. Families can share this once-in-a-lifetime skating spectacular as Mickey and the rest of the gang take the audience on a whirlwind tour of favorite Disney moments.

 

 

 

WHEN: November 14 - 18, 2012

Wednesday, Nov. 14 7:00 PM

Thursday, Nov. 15 7:00 PM

Friday, Nov. 16 11:30 AM & 7:00 PM

Saturday, Nov. 17 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Sunday, Nov. 18 1:30 PM & 5:30 PM

 

 

WHERE: EnergySolutions Arena – 301 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

 

 

TICKETS: Ticket price levels are $16, $23, $37 (VIP) and $50 (Front Row). Opening Night tickets available for only $12 each (not valid on premium seating). All seats are reserved; tickets are available from the EnergySolutions Box Office and all SmithTix locations, charge by phone at 801-355-SEAT or 800-888-TIXX and online at www.smithstix.com or www.energysolutionsarena.com.

To discover more about Disney On Ice, go to www.DisneyOnIce.com


And I have a even better thing for you guys, I've been lucky enough to be able to Giveaway 2 tickets to Disney on Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic to one of you lucky readers!!!!


To enter leave a separate comment for each below:
  • Leave a comment telling me your favorite Disney Character
  • Tell me who you would take with you
  • Follow my blog through GFC (what's your GFC name)
  • Like Mama Love on FACEBOOK
I will choose a winner October 27th at midnight (via random.org) and you will have 48hrs to email me back! Good Luck!!


“I am a Feld Family Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and opportunities to attend private Feld pre-Show events.”

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Neato's Reusable Bags Review!

 
 

Replace your plastic baggies with neat-os!

neat-os reusable snack, sandwich and gallon bags are food safe and easy to wash! 100% made in the USA!

 
 
I love re-usable Anything, it's not only good for the environment, but also I'm cheap Thrifty  and it's great on my Wallet!!!
 
With Neat-Os reusable bags You can ditch those expensive plastic/"ziplock" bags of all sizes and replace them with a much more earth/$$ friendly alternative!
 
I was sent 1Gallon sized, Sandwich sized, and Snack sized bag from Neat-os and these babies are amazing! they are durable and totally functional!
 
 
 


 
 
 
About the bags
 
  • Made in the USA (the bags themselves and all their parts)
  • Easily washable - dishwasher safe
  • Certified food-safe materials
  • Made of food-grade coated canvas
  • BPA-free, phthalate-free, pvc-free, lead-free, non toxic
  • Replaces hundreds of plastic baggies
  • Customizable

  •  
     
    My thoughts on Neat-os, they are great! My son's school is big on promoting each student to use recyclable/reuse able products for lunches and snacks and these are perfect for that! Also with the different sizes available it makes it so simple to use the Neat-os bags around the house for Everything! Also the most awesome part of the Neat-os bags is that you can totally customize your bags however you want, how???
     
    The material is able to be colored on and makes it a great fun way to customize your bags however you want!!!
     
     
    Here are some ideas on how to use Neat-os Reusable bags
     
    • food on the go, picnics
    • store food in your refrigerator
    • produce, keeps your veggies crisp
    • fruit
    • cheese
    • tortillas
    • onions, have a bag designated to keep the smell separate
    • flour
    • nuts
    • bring to the grocery store instead of taking the plastic bags for your produce or bulk food
    • receipts, coupons, checks
    • medication/inhalers
    • camping
    • Seasonal storage: cards, decorations
    Parents
    • waste free school snacks and lunches
    • park snacks
    • stash of crayons or pens to have in your bag
    • toy, puzzle or game storage and organization
    • art supply organization
    • keep your breast pump parts to and from work
    • birthday party
    • activity to decorate
    • as goody bags
    • for your piƱata loot
    Travel
    • put in your carry on, tsa acceptable
    • use for toiletries
    • use for make up
    • use for jewelry
    • use big ones in your suitcase for separating clothes
    • use for dirty clothes
    • help keep your suitcase organized
     
     
     
    As you can see the possibilities are endless!!!
     
    Connect with NEAT-OS on these great sites:
     
     
     
     
     

    Wednesday, October 10, 2012

    Happy Green Bee Review & GIveaway

    Happy Green Bee is a New (TO ME) company that makes beautiful Organic Clothing for Children.


     
    And Why buy organic clothing you may ask?  I know I was one of those who had no idea Why you should buy organic clothing, I mean food I could understand, but clothing I didn't put 2 and 2 together the number one reason you should have organic clothing especially children's clothing is,
     
    Cotton clothing retains harmful toxic residues, often causing rashes and eczema on sensitive skin
     Clothing made with organically grown cotton does not retain toxic residues; it is a pure, natural, and breathable fiber.
     
    My children suffer from eczema, and once I switched mainly to organic (no not all of their clothing is organic only pieces) I noticed that Their skin wasn't bothering them as much so either it is a strange coincidence or the Organic really made a difference, I''m going to go with the Organic made the Difference!!
     
    Happy Green Bee sent me this lovely reversible Petal dress for my youngest daughter
     

     
     
    One side is White with Black polka-dots and the other is Black and White Stripes!! This dress is just so adorable! The Material is so soft and just by the feel of it I know that it will be a sturdy fabric that holds up in the wash!
     
    and My favorite part about Happy Green Bee's clothing is that unlike most organic clothing that is normally blah and mute in color, their clothing is Bright and Vibrant and whimsical just plain fun it reminds me of what a child would actually design and love to wear!
     


    Overall Happy Green Bee is a great, fun shop for Organic Children's clothing!
     
    Connect with them on Facebook
     
    Happy Green Bee has offered one of you lucky readers a chance to win your choice of ANY item out of their Clearance section found HERE (their clearance is FULL of AMAZING items!!)
     
    Just enter Below
     
    1. Leave a comment telling me what you would choose
    2. Like Mama Love on FACEBOOK
    3. Like Happy Green Bee on FACEBOOK
    4. Follow through GFC
    Leave a separate comment for each please!!
     
    Giveaway ends October 25th at midnight!
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    Monday, October 8, 2012

    Citrus Zing Review

    I'm a avid water drinker, I mean I only drink water, except the occasional NEEDED energy drink, and coffee, So My Main drink is water (no sodas fruity juice junk just water). So when I discover a product that add a little "zing" to water I was super curious and luckily got to try out the Citrus Zinger by ZingAnything!

     
     
    You are probably wondering what a Citrus Zinger is?!
     
    Here is a little about the Citrus Zinger:
     
     
     
    When life gives you lemons, give it the Citrus Zinger. It's so simple, so easy, and so tasty. Designed specifically for citrus fruits, Zing away with lemons, limes, clementines, and more.
    The Citrus Zinger offers an easy way to extract juice and flavor from citrus fruits and infuse them directly into your water bottle. Citrus Zinging is great for the active, on-the-go water drinker. Take it to yoga, the office, and around town. Enrich your water with vitamin C and flavonoids, and let the Citrus Zinger take you to that sunny, perfect day you long for, every day.

     
     
     
     
    My experiences with the Citrus Zing are great! It is so easy to operate and is simple to clean and allows you to enjoy creating tasty new infusions instead of just plain water!
     

    How easy is the Citrus Zinger to use?
    Simply unscrew the bottom cup of the Zinger, flip the vessel on the top cap, and press a citrus half into the reamer. Screw back on the bottom lid, add water through the cap opening, shake and enjoy. It took me about 3 mins to add my fruit (a small grapefruit) and assemble and fill the water bottle, so very very simple and no more buying expensive Plastic throw away bottles of flavor water, with the citrus zing you can have great tasting water without hurting your bank account or the environment!
     
                                
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Features of the Citrus Zinger:
     
    • finger hole provided for easy carrying

    • wide mouth top allows for easy filling and ice cubes, if needed

    • cushioned base through a soft rubber base pad to prevent slippage

    • health-safe materials – BPA/EA-free Eastman Tritan Plastic

    • easy to clean – removable citrus press

    • reusable

    • carbonated water friendly

    • 28oz bottle

    Overall The Citrus Zinger is a great product to add a little Zing to your normal water, and it's reusable and super easy to use/clean!

     
    Connect with Zing anything on these great sites:
     
    
    *I was sent this product strictly for review purposes and nothing in anyway swayed my thoughts expressed here*

    Crane Hello Kitty Humidifier Review & GIVEAWAY!





    Yesterday I received a Crane Hello Kitty Humidifier for review, and it is just too CUTE!


     


     
  • Ultrasonic cool mist operation
  • Increases air moisture for easier breathing and a good night’s sleep

  • Relieves cough, cold, and flu symptoms, including nasal congestion, dry cough, sinus irritation, nose bleeds, dry skin

  • 1 gallon water tank runs whisper quiet up to 24 hours
  • Mists up to 2.1 gallons of moisture per day

  • Effectively humidifies rooms up to 250 square feet
  • Includes night light function
  • Auto shutoff safety sensor

  • Uses less energy than a standard household light bulb

  • Does not require a filter




  • My Daughters are in love with this Hello Kitty Cool Mist Humidifier, My (almost) 2 yr old is kissing it and saying "meow meow" (that's what she calls Hello Kitty) and My 4 yr old thinks it's, and I quote, "Fabulous"!
     
     Look How excited she was!! and isn't it Just adorable!
     
     
     
     
     











    This Hello Kitty Cool Mist Humidifier couldn't have arrived at a more perfect time, my youngest daughter woke up with a cough yesterday morning, our weather has been yo-yoing 80 one day this week and yesterday it was in the 30's, so I couldn't wait to use the Hello Kitty Cool Mist Humidifier to help my little one sleep and relieve some discomfort! So I set up this Humidifier in her room last night, which set up was a breeze, I took it out of the box unscrewed a cap filled it with water and plugged it in all in about 5 mins! And then This awesome Hello Kitty Cool Mist Humidifier has a nifty built in night light which I thought was Amazing!!!

    So CUTE!

    The Night Light in Action!
     
    Overall this is a great Humidifier, we had one just a normal blue don't even know what brand, and this one is so much better the old one was LOUD and kept my children up at night and this one you can't even hear running it is so QUIET! And of course the fun factor of having a cute character or animal on the Humidifier just automatically makes it so much better for the kiddos, and even adults too!
     
    Just in Case you don't know Here are the Top 5 Reasons to use a Humidifier!
     
    • Dry Cough
    • Stuffy Nose
    • Scratchy Throat
    • Nosebleeds
    • To Breathe easier for a good night's Sleep!
    •  
     
    CRANE has been kind enough to offer one of you lucky  readers your choice of one of the Humdifiers below
     
     
     


     
     
    To enter just follow the rafflecopter form below!
     
     
     
     
    Connect with Crane on these great sites:
     
     
     

     
     
     
    a Rafflecopter giveaway

    Friday, October 5, 2012

    Sticker Hub Review!

     
    I was recently contacted by a great company that specialized in Removable Vinyl Wall Decals & Custom Stickers at reasonable prices, STICKER HUB!
     
    At www.Stickerhub.com you can Shop their large selection of baby nursery and kids rooms wall decals ranging from zoo animals, aliens, happy monsters, cars, cats, dogs, dinosaurs, fairies, fish, monkeys, gorillas, knights, dragons, ladybugs, Noah's Ark, penguins, pirates and much more.

     
    Or they also have DESIGN A STICKER where you can Design your own custom vinyl stickers in minutes with Sticker Hub's free Online Sticker Designer. Choose from dozens of shapes, five materials (gloss vinyl, matte, repositionable vinyl, heat transfer vinyl), hundreds of sizes, and unlimited colors, clip art, and text. And they have free shipping on orders over $50.
     
     

     
    I Chose the Submarine Underwater Wall Decal Kit for my kids bathroom, that was in desperate need of some decor!
     
    First off these decals are AMAZING, I mean I've used a lot of different type decals in the past and I didn't expect such great quality (not saying I thought that they would be bad) but these decals from Sticker Hub are, let me say it again, AMAZING! The material is so high quality and durable (in the past with other decals I've used for kids rooms the decal rips while peeling them off) but not these they are thick and just wonderfully made! And they are truly removable, I changed my mind on a few placements so I just peeled off the decal (no wall damage at all couldn't even tell it was there) and then I moved it to the new desired placement with no troubles at all! These are honestly the best kid wall decals that I've ever used!
     
     
    Here are my bathroom mini makeover before and after pics!
     
    BEFORE
     
     
     
    AFTER
     


     
     


     
     
    Look how wonderful the bathroom looks now! And it was so easy, literally took me less than 20 mins and that was with "help" from 3 little kiddos!
     
    Sticker Hub has such a wide selection of decals to choose from here are just a few of my other Favorites!
     

    My youngest daughter is in LOVE with trains and Wants this one!

     

    Perfect for Halloween or anytime of the year!
     
    Overall I'm 100% satisfied with Sticker Hub, and encourage you to go check out their site
    &
    LIKE THEM ON FACEBOOK to keep updated on great deals!
     

     
    Oh and one last one Look at these Gnome Decals!! I just love it!
     
     
    Thank you Sticker Hub!!
     
     
    *I was sent these products for review purposes and in no way did anything sway my thoughts or opinions expressed, they are 100% my own*