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Thursday, August 29, 2013

ILuv MobiOut Review!

I was recently contacted about reviewing the MobiOut by ILuv, and I was so excited to be doing this review, I mean I get excited about all reviews, but this one had me waiting and watching for it to be delivered! 



What is MobiOut?
Well, it's a lovely, Rechargeable Splash-Resistant Stereo Bluetooth Speaker with Jump-Start Technology!
"Set the mood at your next barbeque, pool party or picnic with MobiOut, a splash-proof and rugged yet elegant Bluetooth speaker that combines high-fidelity sound with wireless portability. MobiOut is sturdily constructed to withstand a few knocks and bumps, and contains a passive radiator that provides deep, resonant bass. Control your music and calls with top-mounted volume and playback buttons that are sealed to keep water out. It also contains a hands-free speakerphone with a built-in microphone so you can even take calls. What's especially unique about MobiOut is that it features Jump-Start Technology, which means that you can use it as an external power source to charge your phone. It can be frustrating when your speakers are charged but your phone isn't, so we added this additional feature to improve MobiOut's functionality."





Features of the MobiOut
  • Rugged Splash-resistant design allows you to bring MobiOut to all of your outdoor activities
  • Sealed Top-mounted controls for easy access and weather resistance
  • Play/Pause, track, volume, and Hands-free controls
  • Hands-free speakerphone with a built-in microphone
  • High-fidelity stereo drivers and passive radiator for deeper, more resonant bass
  • Jump Start Technology; use MobiOut as a backup battery for your Smartphone

My Experience with MobiOut:

I Loved it! I was a little worried about setup, because I'm not 100% great with techy gadgets but it was a breeze! I literally took it out of the box, followed the very simple instructions, charged it, then connected my phone to it through bluetooth! It was so easy!
How did it work? Wonderfully!! The sound it amazing the speaker is compact and designed very well, durable, and attractive, and the features are simply fantastic! I had my phone in my pocket and the speaker on, and I could simply press the skip,pause,play, stop etc buttons on the speaker instead of unlocking my phone and etc, also one of my favorite features was the Call Receive End I received a call while connected to/using the MobiOut and all I did was simply press the button and I was connected to my call, could hear/talk all through the speaker! My other Favorite feature of the Mobiout would have to be the JumpStart Technology, when the speaker is charged you can use it as a backup battery for your phone! And I know I will be using the Jumpstart a lot, My phone is always dying on me! 

Overall I know we will be using the MobiOut a lot, taking it to softball games, to play discgolf, swimming, hiking and just around the house! I'm too excited to have to MobiOut for us to take our Music with us on our adventures now!

Want to learn More about MobiOut and ILuv Check them out on these great sites




Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Back to School Bash with Donkey Kong!

This past weekend was our last weekend before school started back, and thought it would be fun to celebrate our last weekend of summer vacation with a fun party/movie night. My two oldest ( who just started 1st grade and kindergarten) helped me make some quick microwave popcorn and I handed out bad 80's accessories to make it a little more themed/fun for them, before hoping on the couch (and having to explain slap bracelets and fishnet gloves to them) we were ready for our fun movie night.  My 3 kiddos all get so excited anytime we have a family movie night so they were thrilled for this end of summer celebration.








      




 My daughter in her 80's gear now if only he had a bad perm! 


I was sent Donkey Kong Country  for us to watch and review so I thought this would be a perfect night to watch/review the movie!. I grew up playing Donkey Kong on the super Nintendo and Nintendo 64, and thought this would be a fun movie to bridge the gap between nostalgic kids stuff for my husband and me  and a fun movie for the munchkins. My son recently learned the phrase “it’s on like Donkey Kong” so He was very excited to see what Donkey Kong was!!


The movie uses CGI technology to bring the classic Donkey Kong characters to life on the big screen. DK, Diddy Kong, and even the Kremlins are all part of the 90 minute film.

I’ll be honest: I don’t exactly remember all of details about the Donkey Kong game as a kid, other than trying to jump over barrels and climb ladders and a lot of banana peels; So I wasn’t really sure what to expect from a 90 minute movie based on the game, other than lots of bananas and the kind of corny cartoon jokes that I love; But it was fantastic!

 It was truly a great choice for our whole family Even my husband, who doesn’t really get into kiddie movies enjoyed this, and my 2 year old who never watches a tv show all the way through laugh and pretty much watched the whole movie! So our entire family Loved Donkey Kong Country!



 I definetly  think this will become a regular movie night choice at our house!

BUY IT: On August 20, 2013, the hit CGI series, Donkey Kong Country, will be available on DVD for the first time ever.  Featuring four classic episodes and a run time of 90 minutes, the DVD will be available major U.S. retail stores for $9.99.



I was sent this product as a promotion/review opp, through mom central all thoughts and opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review,

Monday, August 19, 2013

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HBL Hair Shine& Seal System Review and Giveaway!

There’s no denying, a hair that’s strong, shiny, and healthy is desired by most people. But because of too many chemicals, hair treatments and etc, achieving  beautiful locks is not easy! I used to be so adventurous before with my hair, I’d cut it short, grow it long, color it every color of the rainbow,and straighten it every single day, so I abused my hair. My hair used to be so resilient and managed to be healthy regardless of the crazy things that i did to it. But in the past 2 years I’ve let my hair grow long, mid back length so far!, and I let it stay in it’s natural curly state,no more straightening, and even more recently the past year or so I have noticed my thick wavy/curly hair becoming dull and frizzy, not so happy about that, makes me consider straightening it again lol,So now I’m very skeptical of treatments or whatever it is that promises to do hair wonders. But After reading the story behind HBL hair products I thought to myself, wow, what a wonderful company with such dedication. The founder of HBL (Health, Beauty and Life), developed these products after several family members were diagnosed with cancer. Realizing that most skin and hair products contain harmful ingredients, The Founder set out to come up with new formulas that were created with the highest quality cleansing agents, virtually allergen-free fragrance and a stable pH – a highly important line of defense in keeping your body healthy.




I was sent The three products in the system include the HBL Hydrating Shampoo, HBL Hydrating Conditioner, and HBL Shine and Seal.  Together this trio rocks when it comes to getting salon-quality manageability and shine.






First off the HBL Hydrating Shampoo, this shampoo is amazing a little went a long way in my hair and it lathered lovely with an uplifting fresh scent.  This gently cleansed  my hair and left it feeling!

The HBL Hydrating Conditioner, a lightweight formula, that delivered extreme moisture while revitalizing the condition of my hair. I am extremely picky about conditioner, I have to use it or I might as well shave my head and most conditioners are awful or i have to use half a bottle to achieve “conditioned hair” but that’s not the case with this I used about a quarter-half dollar sized amount and left it in a few minutes and that was enough time to whip dry, dull hair back into shape. Once the conditioner is washed out, you can feel the difference already and when drying it looks amazing.


Last, but certainly not least, is the Shine & Seal. I simply Love this product.  I really don't have a lot of luck when finding a good serum, they tend to be too heavy or leave my hair greasy, but this Serum is the best easy to apply not a lot of product needed and did not leave my hair greasy one bit!  I used a  SMALL amount of the Shine & Seal and was impressed with the results all of my fly always and frizzy strands chilled out and my hair actually looked nice!!


Overall These products do amazing things to your hair. It truly beats any hair care company I have tried and I have tried a lot for sure. They smell wonderful, and the smell lasts a long time and it isn’t to strong which is nice for sure. I have not had healthier looking hair since high school or before so HBL Shine & Seal System is a Keeper for Sure

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Tag Along Teddy! REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY!


"Teddy bear backpack that enables children to succeed!"
"Today's children are often on the go. As they travel, they have their own needs and wants. What better way to help them remember to bring their prized possessions along? They can place them in their Tag Along Teddy® backpack and be ready to go in an instant. Tag Along Teddy® delivers parents a win-win outcome day-after-day."
Hey guys! I was recently sent a hat and backpack from Tag Along Teddy. Tag Along Teddy was designed so that children could bring what they love most with them everywhere. These days you often hear, "You can't bring your toys here." Well why not? The Tag Along Teddy enables children to be able to have their toy with them everywhere. Here are a few good things about Tag Along Teddy:
  • 100% polyester fibers
  • Lightweight
  • Manageable
  • Machine Washable
  • Sizes for toddlers to grown school-aged children
  • Variety of animals and colors to choose from
 No matter what age, your child is bound to love their Tag Along Teddy! Each backpack is accompanied by it's own animal. The animal is secured by three straps (over the shoulders and around the waist).
With increasing competition from the Internet, Television, and other entertainment options, Tag Along Teddy reinforces the love of animals, offers entertainment, and is also a functional backpack for on-the-go kids.
Tag Along Teddy doesn't just have ADORABLE backpacks-they also have caps and book covers!

 How cute are these?! If you're interested in learning more about Tag Along Teddy click here. If you're interested in purchasing from Tag Along Teddy click here. (Tag Along Teddy is currently in a competition to be the next product sold in Walmart! Click here to vote!)

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Blueberry trainer giveaway!

Did you see my review of the Blueberry trainer? If not check it out HERE
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Monday, August 12, 2013

Potty Training with Blueberry Trainers

If you have a potty trainer, or are going to be getting to that stage, read on!  Blueberry Trainers are training pants that feel and look like real underwear.  Not only that, they are adorable! 


About Blueberry:

"Over the years, after selling thousands and thousands of diapers, I started to realize that we have a responsibility much bigger than just making products that won’t fall apart: Making sure the materials we use are 100% safe for babies.

We put just as much care and effort in creating clean diapers the same way you would in making a meal for people you love--you start with the best ingredients.
Whenever possible, we source our fabrics from the USA. This not only ensures us that the fabric is manufactured without any possible contaminants that may prove harmful to infants, but we have also found that the quality is more consistent and surpasses that of its imported counterparts. Using US-made fabrics also helps keep the textile manufacturing industry alive in the US. 
We use latex-free elastics exclusively on all our diapering products. This ensures us that the possibility of babies getting an allergic reaction with sensitivity to latex is greatly reduced, if not eliminated. And just like most of the fabrics we use, our latex-free elastic are made in the USA as well."


Find out more HERE 

We were sent the Blueberry Trainers in Cow Print

These trainers have an inner lining made with cotton velour, and a hidden layer of super absorbent microterry and PUL.  The waist, leg bands and outer layer are 50 % cotton and 50 %  polyester.  The hidden soaker is 100 % polyester and the inner lining is 80 % cotton and 20 % polyester.  And…they are made in the USA!  Because these trainers are only partially waterproof, they will contain small accidents, but are not designed for naptime or overnight.  
Blueberry trainers are available in 3 different sizes.   
Small fits 22-28 pounds  
Medium fits 25-35 pounds  
Large fits 32-42 pounds

Our Thoughts:
These Blueberry Trainers were perfect for small accidents and they are now one of the most trusted pair of trainers we own!

I like to put my daughter in these trainers when we are out an about because that’s when she tends to have more accidents (I think because she knows exactly where our potty is at home and other pottys kind of scare her lol)! Plus, they are so soft on the inside and I feel great putting them on my daughter, and she loves the fun print!

We recently took a trip to an local amusement park and stayed there ALL day with our 3 children, our youngest who is potty training is usually really good during the day about having accidents but I knew we might not be right at a bathroom and like i mentioned before she tends to have accidents only when we are away from the house, so I knew that I wanted her to wear her Blueberry Trainers that day, to help contain any accidents that we might have had! Well we made it all day and as we were walking out of the park (in the parking lot with no bathroom in sight) that’s when it happened and thanks to these blueberry trainers clean up was a breeze, my only problem was she wanted to wear her moo moo panties but they were then dirty! I call that a win for the day! Also these trainers wash wonderfully, I’ve washed them probably 5 times now and they look brand new still!

I recommend the Blueberry Trainers for all children who are potty training! These trainers are great for the early stages of potty training because they are great for accidents but they have so many cute designs to choose from that your child is sure to love putting them on!



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I received the item in the review free at no charge to me and all y thoughts and opinions are mind I was in no way swayed or compensated for my post.

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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Free 5x5 Cards from Walgreens Today (8/8)







 Today Only (8/8) you can go online to Walgreen’s Photo and get 20 FREE Premium 5X5 cards! Use promo code: 5X5CARDS to score the deal. This is a $29.99 value and you will pay for just the shipping, which is around $2.99 !! If you do in-store pickup you won’t have to pay shipping and it would make it totally free! 

Keira's Kollection Review & Giveaway!

I am excited to be sharing Keira's Kollection with you guys today!



I absolutely LOVE the Mission of Keria's Kollection: 

You can Find out More about them HERE

In a world where the standard of beauty is seemingly unattainable, it’s refreshing to see a company who encourages girls (and women) to not only be the best version of themselves, but also to recognize that they’re beautiful just as they are. This is a message that I’m very passionate about instilling in my daughters as they grow up and that’s one of the main reasons I fell in Love with Keira’s Kollection

At Keria’s Kollection they offer a variety Girls and Women’s apparel that sends a positive message to be yourself! 

I was given the chance to pick any shirt I would like for review so I picked one for my daughter, who is only 6 but already struggling with society’s pressures to be perfect!

Here's What we chose:

 I try to tell her all the time exactly what this shirt says “ Be Confident, Be Different, Be Yourself" so I was thrilled to find a shirt with exactly what I’m trying so hard to instill in her! And we have recently graduated from the little girls department in stores, you know the cutesy butterflies and flowers size 2t-6, to the Bigger girls sizes, 7-16, and after a recent back to school shopping trip I am even more grateful for companies like Keira’s Kollection, since when did a 6 or 7 year old become an adult with un-tasteful saying all over clothing and low cuts just plain tacky clothing for her age group, I want my daughter to keep her innocence and not become one of these preteen tv shows that show her how she is suppose to look/dress, she needs to be herself, her 6 year old self not what society pressures her age group into becoming! 

Overall I absolutely Love Keira’s Kollection and the message it sends, I couldn’t be happier, the quality of the shirt was wonderful and I couldn’t ask for a better message, when ordering I suggest going up a size like it says on their site, the shirts are pretty fitted, but according to my daughter so comfy! 

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

2 days only get $15 credit to thredup

Back to School Flash Sale for new customers



You will receive $15 off your very first purchase on thredUP.com. 
 The promotion will be running from today, August 7 through Friday, August 9 at midnight PST.


Happy Shopping!

Nail Buddy Review

Me4Kidz is THE place to go for family friendly and fun first aid kits, oral care, beauty and baby products!  From their MEDIBAG family first aid kits and MEDIBUDDY kid-friendly first aid kits to their DIAPER BAG BUDDY baby basics kits and SMILEBUDDY oral care kits, their selections are great and their products are too!




We were recently sent the NAIL BUDDY to try out!!


 My daughters love their nails painted all the time! The Nail Buddy from Me4kidz is perfect for your little girl who loves getting her nails done and The best part, this nail polish kit is just for her!

The Nail Buddy from Me4Kidz is a great little nail starter kit for girls ages 2+.  Not only is the packaging so cute but it’s convenient too! Take this kit to sleepovers, play dates or carry it in her very own purse!



Each Nail Buddy comes with the following:

  • (2) bottles of water-based, non-toxic nail polish
  • (2) kid-friendly nail files
  • (2) sheets of nail appliques –  self stick
  • (1) nail buffer
  • (1) Fun colored nail brush
  • (1) Reusable & recycled  carry anywhere case


My favorite thing about the Nail Buddy is that all the contents are not only absolutely adorable but best of all they are kid sized! From the nail polish to the nail buffer, everything is made just for kids and their little hands! Also I love that the nail polish is water based and nontoxic, I feel more comfortable letting her  do her nails herself knowing that the nail polish is safe for her! I love the nail appliques they are so cute, and how everything fits right back into the reusable case.


Overall, we love the Nail Buddy, it made my girls super happy and they felt like little princesses! I would totally recommend the Nail Buddy for any young girl and it would make a great gift!! And There are so many other items that Me4Kidz offers that I would love to try. The medibag will definitely be the next item that my family tries out! 

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Scribble Down Review

I was recently sent a Fun new product from PlaSmart Called Scribble Down!


Scribble Down specialize in the design and manufacturing of quality affordable creative, activity packs, cards and transfers.

We Were sent a variety of their Transfer Packs 
"Scribble Down Transfer Packs make ideal presents for party bags, or great for long journeys in cars, planes, trains and boats, no mess, no fuss just fun!"







Create your very own scene using the large background inside the pack and dozens of Scribble Down transfer images.
Also on the back of every pack is a simple to follow six step 'how to draw' guide by Clinton Banbury.


Ok these are totally cool! They are these book-like things that come with a transfer sheet of all kinds of images to add to your background and you simply lay the transfer page where you want it and rub with a penny or pencil or etc to make the image transfer to the page! 

My kids had so much fun doing these! and I loved it too because it wasn't messy and it kept them entertained! They took these with them in the car and to a doctor's appointment and they were totally entertained and proud to show me their creations! My favorite part was listening to the stories that they made up to go with their pictures! I just love seeing my children use their imaginations and creativity! 

Overall these are wonderful and they have so many different themed books! I'm planning on using these as party favors at my children's birthday party this year and ordering the books to go with the party theme!!

Want to learn more about Scribble Down go HERE

Monday, August 5, 2013

Send Your Kids Back to School with Cool Gear!


It’s that time of the year, kids are getting ready to head back to school and if your are like me you're starting your back to school shopping! 


My main concern at the moment is figuring out what to pack, and how and what to pack a lunch in that will keep food fresh til lunch time! It's my first year.sending lunches and taking your lunch is the only option at our school so I've been studying up in lunch gear to find the best, and that's where Cool Gear comes in!



I'm sure you've all know about Cool Gear But here is a little about them just in case you haven't

"Cool Gear International creates innovative products that strive to revolutionize the green movement with the hopes of eliminating disposable plastic bottle waste, as well as encourage a healthier and happier you. Through our patented technology, we help provide cool, clean water, as well as fresh, crisp, food for a busy on-the-go lifestyle. Every product has a sleek design that promotes individuality through its unique color and graphics. Consumers need products that fit into their schedule and reflect their personality. Cool Gear Goes With You."


We were sent two products to try out 



This Bento box is going to be perfect for packing and keeping a lunch fresh! The blue center tray is a gel freezer tray, that will keep food cool for 4 hours ! I also love the compartments and containers with lids! It will make packing lunches so much fun! I can put a sandwich in the bottom and fruits/veggies and dips up top and not have to worry about anything spilling, getting smushed, or too hot, which will make me a lot less stressed!!



I Love this Chiller! I think I'm claiming it for myself as a mom back to school item, I spend most of my days in the car driving back and forth between appointments, schools and whatever else that my family needs and I always take a drink with me which usually ends up spilled or hot before I'm done with my errands so this chiller will be a lifesaver and have me looking stylish lol this school year! 


If you are looking for some Cool Gear for school look no further COOL GEAR has you covered! Bright fun patterns and prints, durable materials, and quality products! 

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Cool Gear is sold at Walmart CVS & Bed Bath and Beyond 
or 

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Safe Cleaning With Babyganics review


I was recently contacted about reviewing BabyGanics all purpose cleaner! 





First here's a little about BabyGanics:

"We're Kevin and Keith, founding fathers of BabyGanics. As family guys, (wife, kids, & pets!) we really do get how hard it is for parents to make the daily, balanced choices that go into creating a safe healthy and happy environment for their babies.

We dedicate our days to helping you do just that. Our products are designed for babies but, honestly, they're just as much for parents; whether they protect, moisturize, nourish or clean, their most important ingredient is always peace of mind."





I was sent their All Purpose Cleaner
About the Cleaner:

The Grime Fighter hunts dirt where it lives (and where your babies live too!): high chair, changing table, crib, cabinets, counter tops - bring it on! Tough stuff, but a softie around the babies! So useful around the house you’ll want to strap it to your belt! (Or is that just us?)
  • NO Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, or Toxins 
  • Specially formulated with plant-based cleaning agents
  • NO toxic residue left behind


My Thoughts:
I am always looking for a better and safer way to clean our house and BabyGanics was perfect! I'll admit I wasn't quite sure if this cleaner would meet my standards of clean, but IT DID! I first tried it in our kitchen the place that seems like I'm always cleaning, my first try was sticky laffy taffy that was left on my counter by my oldest daughter, in the back of my head I was thinking there is no way this will work, but I was pleasantly proved wrong, one spray and one wipe with my rag the dreaded laffy taffy was gone! I've also discovered that this is the best product by far that I've used to clean our wood dining table, it gets all the grimy junk off with little effort and safe for my table! I have 3 young children and 2 dogs that I have to worry about keeping safe and with this product I have no worries, it's 100% safe for everyone running around my house!


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