Wednesday, July 31, 2013

ENVYDERM Lip Plumper gloss review

ENVYDERM Lip Plumper gloss review

How many of you suffer from thin dry lips?  I do and I swear in the summer time its 10X worse!  The thing with lip gloss is it makes my lips look shiny, but that is about it.  Besides the immediate effect I'm not getting much from my lip gloss.

Which is why I was excited to hear about EnvyDerm Lip Plumper and conditioner gloss. I love how my lips felt juicy and glossed without feeling as if they were sticking together!! 
 The shine is amazing giving my lips that youthful look.

This product is a three in one lip care system; 
Lip Gloss
Lip Plumper
Lip Conditioner
3 great products 1 great price!
I was able to review the Amour color, but if you don't like it don't worry they come in so many different colors that you will find something you love.

They instantly plump your lips, the site and product description says that there is no string or burn.  When using this lip Plumper I did feel a tingling sensation that boarder-lined on stinging.  It was not unpleasant and its something I learned to associate with lip plumpers.  I just wanted to mention that just in case people thought there would be no sensation, there is even though its more mild then other products of this nature its still there.
And a huge plus is they have NO Parabens, Synthetic Fragrances, Petrochemicals, Sulfates, Phthalates, GMO’s, Triclosan, Mineral Oils. 

 Made in USA

I love the color I was able to review and the instant shine it gave my lips!  Over a few weeks I could tell my lips felt fuller and softer.  I was able to wear the gloss daily and not once did my lips feel stuck together or as if there was to much product there.  It went on and stayed on smoothly.  The color I was able to review was amazing and so very pretty!
Well this is just one of those products instead of telling you about the color and shine it would be so much easier to show you :)!

My lips without the product.

And the 2nd photo is me with the product on :).

Want to learn more?
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  I would highly recommend this product to all women, I myself have worked it into my everyday beauty routine :)   
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Jamba Juice Smoothies review and giveaway

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review I was not paid in anyway to write this review.  All opinions are my own.

Jamba Juice Smoothies review and giveaway

I will start this review out with a huge confession...  I hate veggies!!  I do all I can to avoid them and when I do force myself to eat them I normally try to mix them with other food to cover up that veggie taste.  I know at 26 I should just be an adult and eat them, but I can't no matter how hard I try I'm just not a veggie person.
Fruit on the other hand I LOVE LOVE LOVE!!  Sometimes I just wish my veggies could taste like fruit.  And now they can!  Jamba Juice has a new green fusion smoothie line.  This is the first time ever that an at home smoothie kit of this kind is offered in stores!    
The green fusion smoothie kit combines green apple, mango, pineapple, kiwi, banana, broccoli, spinach and spirulina to offer a sweet yet hearty smoothie that is just 120 calories.  You get the antioxidant power of fruit and the benefits of vitamins from leafy green vegetables.
Each smoothie kit contains whole pieces of frozen fruit and vegetable blocks that, when blended with one cup of apple juice, makes two, eight-ounce servings.

My family loves Jamba juice frozen smoothie kits!  They are perfect for breakfast, brunch, a snack or even a dessert with lunch and dinner.  With so many different flavors you can't go wrong.  

When I was sent 3 coupons I knew I had to get our favorite....
Strawberry Banana!!

Sadly my local store was sold out of the green fusion when I went in with my coupons.  I can't wait until they get them back in stock.  Finally I can get my veggie intake without the yuk :)If you are interested in trying Green Fusion I read they were available in every major supermarket freezer.  

Want to learn more about Jamba Juice and all they have to offer? See my link below:
Jamba Juice

And today 2 very Lucky Simply Me readers have the chance to win a coupon for a free Jamba Juice Kit of their own!

2 winners first place will get 2 coupons!  And 2nd place will get 1 coupon!  All the coupons are for one free Jamba Frozen mix coupon :)
You must be 18+ and live in the Continental USA.
Update Winners have been contacted and prizes claimed

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Crunch Pak Review

Disclaimer I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.  All opinions are my own.
That is right today is another great Back-To-School post!!

Crunch Pak Review

Today I have another Back-To-School food review.  When school starts schedules change a lot for our kiddos.  Right now my son can grab a snack or eat lunch whenever he wants, but when he goes to school that time will be limited.  He will of course have lunch, snack and after school snack he wont be limited in the amount of food he has just limited to the times he is allowed to eat it.
Sending a lunch or snack to school can get tricky though.  I mean its not like he is home and I can just pop him something in the oven.  When he packs he needs something lunch box friendly.
  As a mom its my job to make sure that these snacks and lunches are as nutritious and filling as possible!
Which brings me to today's review!  Crunch Pak specializes in apple slices!  My little guy LOVES apples and to be honest he can't get enough of them.
Crunch Pak is committed to providing the highest quality organic and conventional sliced apples in the market.  And they offer them in fun packaging, tasty dips and awesome sides!  I know Apples are what they are known for, but they do carry other products too. 

They have:
Apple Snackers
Dipperz (I'm so impressed with all the different dips)
Organic packs
Salad Kits
Family party size includes slices and a dip
 And the Disney products that come in Flavorz and Foodles.

I was given several coupons to use to write my review.  Sadly for me my little guys seen the Foodles in the shape of Mickey Mouse ears and demanded that we use all our coupons on them....  So no Salad kit for mommy :(

Even though my review is going to focus on the Foodles I want everyone to know its only 1 of the amazing products that Crunch Pak offers.  As seen above they have so much to choose from!

Foodles are all shaped like Mickey Mouse ears and have fun Disney characters on the front.   
They come in 4 packages:
Apples with cheese and grapes
Apples with cheese and pretzel
Apples with granola and yogurt
and Last but not least is Carrots with cheese and pretzels. 

I love that they have so much in one package I know these are going to be perfect for my sons lunch box and for after school.  I have a feeling after school is going to be hectic and its nice to know I have a quick snack easily ready for him.

 The Mickey Mouse package had my kids wanting to eat them.  I think these are the perfect size for a snack or even as a side  at lunch.  To be honest I think I could send my son to school with a sandwich, drink and a Foodles and it would be the perfect balanced lunch.  

I didn't use my coupons for the Salad Kit, but unable to resist I did buy myself one and OH MY its was amazing!!  My hubby and I shared it and still had some left over so the kits go a long way.  

Crunch Pak gets a huge thumbs up from everyone in my family :)
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Monday, July 29, 2013

Epica 10" Portable Battery Operated Fan review

Disclaimer I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.  All opinions are my own.

Epica 10" Portable Battery Operated Fan review

When I was first asked to review this product I thought what would I honestly do with a battery operated fan?  Then after some common sense kicked in I realized I could do so many things!  First off camping!  I'm okay during the day, but at night time when I'm trying to fall asleep in a cramped tent its impossible because I'm so over heated!  It would be so nice to have a little fan blowing cool air on me.  Next I realized that when my power goes out in the summer everyone complains about the heat.  With a battery operated fan I wouldn't have to worry about that.  Other great uses would be a sporting event, a desk fan, picnics and so much more.

My favorite use and the thing I use it for most though is my car.  I know you are thinking why would you use it in a car??  Well when we first get into the car its SOOO hot.  The front cools down fast enough, but my kiddos are in the back in their car seats and it takes so long for it to cool down back there.  With the portable battery operated fan all I have to do is put it in the middle of my car and it carries the cool air back cool the back off 10X faster!

Powered by 8 "D" batteries (not included) or AC adapter (included)
Up to 40 hours of battery life
Two fan speeds
Tilts to direct air flow where you need it
Stable U-shaped base -Folds flat for storage or travel
Amazon Link

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Magic Moves Electronic Wand review

Magic Moves Wand Review

As the mommy of 2 little boys I know they have a lot of energy...  Hmm well I guess that isn't fair my friend has a daughter and she has just as much energy.  The point is my kids need toys that get them moving.

Summer time is great we get to go outside and have endless amount of fun, but on rainy days when we are stuck in doors my kids get restless.  Even worse is when it rains 3 days in a row!! I can't  blame them for being restless there really is only so much you can do inside.

I needed a toy that got them moving and able to have great indoor fun....
Magic Moves Wand does just that!!
Shake it up! Work it out! Magic Moves is all about… MOVIN’! It has Ninety fun, physical commands!!  Commands such as Stomp like a dinosaur, Swoop like an eagle and be sly like a snake!  You have no clue how cute it is to see my kids pretend to be big dinosaurs!!  I love the fact it plays on their imagination and has them moving around.   The photo below is Quinn being a snake lol

 It also has twinkling lights I'm sure you know that this kept my kids intrigued and unable to put the toy down.  I know like most parents every time we go to an event they have those flashing light toys you know the ones that cost an arm and a leg lol!  Kids love it, with the Magic Moves Wand kids get those alluring flashing lights :).

The Magic Moves Wand has 26 musical tunes, this toy gets little ones up and keeps them moving.
It has physical, mental and visual appeal to little kids.

So many kids are playing video games and sitting in front of a TV.  The Magic Moves Wand gets them up and exercising.  It makes moving around a fun and exciting game.

It also helps improve motor skills, listening skills and the ability to follow directions.

I was also impressed it taught my little guy some words.  At times the Wand would say something like "leap" and Quinn my 2 year old would just stand there not understanding.  Once he seen his brother leap he knew what the word was telling him to do.  His little mind made the connection between the word and the action.     That night when my hubby got home all on his own Quinn yelled leap and leaped towards my hubby!  I was so impressed that just by playing he learned a whole new word. 

This toy is perfect for group play or alone play.   Which ever way you choose to play your kids are going to have so much fun!  Some times I watch my friend's daughter and I wont lie its tough having 3 kids with 3 different ideas of play time.  I thought well maybe just maybe this toy will be something they all want to play....  And it was :)!  We made a game out of it passing it from one child to the next and they had to impersonate which ever command they got.    The kids played for a long time and even when I left the room the Wand was fun enough to keep them playing by themselves!  Its so nice to have a toy that doesn't need adult super vision.  

It does requires 3 AAA batteries (included). It best for ages 3 and up.  It has 2 really easy to use buttons that even my 2 year old was smart enough to figure out.

If you want to learn more or purchase for yourself see my link below: 

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Thyme Maternity Special Sale

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.

Thyme Maternity Special Sale

To help beat the summer heat, Thyme Maternity is offering shoppers 40% off online and in-store now through August 1st!  That is 40% off of your entire Thyme purchase!

I own a few Thyme Maternity products and I LOVE them all!  They are so cute and functional and really make give your Maternity wardrobe that cute stylish look.
Their products are high quality and best of all they can be bought online or in store!  They can be bought at TOYS R US!  

I want to show you a photo of the super cute 3/4 sleeve

Cardigan I was able to review.  I want you to know though this is only 1 of the many items Thyme has!  And even though this is fallish Thyme offers the cutest summer outfits!! 

So soft and so pretty! 
Here is a link to the item I reviewed:
 I can't wait for fall so I can start wearing it!  I love that it grows with growing bellies; loose enough to fit in the 3rd trimester, but also can be wrapped in front to fit in the 1st trimester!  Like I said before this is only 1 of cute items that Thyme's offers you have to check out all the gorgeous summer items!

And now is the time to shop because everything is 40% off!!  This is only available until August 1st so hurry you def. don't want to miss this great deal :)

Lifeway Kefir

Disclaimer:  I received the product in this post to test and review from Influenster’s VoxBox program.

Lifeway Kefir

Recently I was able to try a Lifeway Kefir products free of charge thanks to Influenster!  My family choose to review the Strawberry flavor and we LOVE IT!!  It taste like a yogurt smoothie and honestly goes with anything!  We had it as a side with breakfast and also we had some for dessert after dinner.  The bottle is so big we were able to get several uses out of it.

Lifeway Lowfat Kefir balances your body’s ecosystem and supports digestive health and immunity!  Plus, it's an excellent source of calcium, protein and it’s 99% lactose free.

Want to learn more?

Oh and the website has a printable $1 off coupon :)
See my link below:
Lifeway Kefir

Kidorable review and GIVEAWAY

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this review for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.  All opinions are my own.

Today is another fun back to school post!!

Kidorable review and GIVEAWAY 

Okay parents I want you to envision this....  Your little one is wearing those super cute jeans you found at a great price.   You know the ones that fit them just right and have the perfect shade of fading blue.  Its the first cool fall morning you wake up and think to yourself its a perfect day to wear those super cute jeans.  You wait until after breakfast to dress your little one....  No crumbs on these perfect jeans.  You help your little one put them on and smile to yourself thinking wow I can't believe how adorable he/she looks in them.  You grab your little ones back-pack and head out the front door and there it is the bane of your existence...  The dreaded mud puddle.  You dash forward in an attempt to avert disaster, buts its to late.  Those perfect one of kind jeans now have a mud stand 2 inches up the pants leg...  And to think it could have all been avoided with a pair of rain boots.... 

Well parents I'm happy to tell you the story above is a work of fiction :)  Those perfect jeans still have the sticker on them and are hanging in my sons closet.  I'm sure you can see how its possible this story can happen in the future.  We have been talking about back-to-school items and  today I want to talk about back-to-school rain gear.  Lets face it no one wants to deal with muddy jeans.  Or wet clothing.  We should all have a favorite rain gear store.
My favorite rain gear site is Kidorable! 

 Kidorable is a cute company that makes creative and functional kid items.  From raincoats, umbrellas, hats, towels and so much more!  And everything is so adorable! I'm sure you already know I was able to review a pair of rain boots :)
I reviewed the Fire Man style, these boots are made of real rubber and run from sizes 5 all the way up to 2 youth.  And you can get all the other accessories to match your Firemen boots!!  Accessories such as hats, coats, gloves and so much more.

I love that the boots looks like a fire truck!  I don't think any other child in my sons class is going to have rain boots this cool.  Well maybe not at first, after they see my sons I have a feeling parents are going to be asking where they can buy :).

The Fireman boots are only 1 of the themes Kidorable carries. They also have Dora, Spongebob, pirates, dinosaurs and so much more!

Keep your little ones dry this School year with Kidroable :)

Want to learn more?
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Kidorable Website

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Thursday, July 25, 2013 review

Disclaimer:  I will be compensated for writing this post.

I'm not sure how many of you ever tried to raise money by selling Tees, but it can be a hassle!  Normally you have to order a large quantity and that doesn't guaranteed you will get the sizes you need.  I mean really how can you know how many larges, smalls and mediums will get purchased?!?!?!  Also you may not even sell all the shirts you do order, meaning you get stuck with a bunch of shirts.  My dad has a make-a-wish girls softball team.  Every year they raise money to make some little boy's or girl's dream come true.  Every penny counts when raising money for such an amazing cause.  So my dad doesn't want to use money on a maybe profit.  He doesn't want to buy 50 shirts and "HOPE" they sell.  

Well takes care of this worry!!  

How you are wondering ?

You don't pay anything up front!  Nothing at all.  Instead you make your custom shirt and get your own special URL.  You can then share that URL with other people and they can go to the site and purchase the shirt.  This way they get the right size and better yet it gets shipped right to their door!  You don't have to chase people down for cash and you don't have to deliver the shirt!

Plus you can reach more people this way!  I can easily share my dads URL on my blog and all my other media pages.

You make the shirt, choose the price, advertise your url and then teespring does the rest!

I have links to 2 videos that may help you learn more: 

And here is a link to the site:

Neater Feeder review and giveaway

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.  All opinions are my own.

Neater Feeder review and giveaway 

How many times have you rushed to do something such as answer the door or pick up a crying baby.  In your haste you forgot to watch your step and stepped down on a piece of hard dog food!  I have so many times and trust me it hurts I know those little kernels are tiny, but it still feels as if I stepped on a spike.  For years I pushed off doing anything and just dealt with the pain.  Recently though my messy pups became an issue.  Rufus my puggle is a slob I swear the dog puts his head in the water bowl and tries to swim!  It makes a huge mess and it ruining my kitchen floors.  After to much moisture they begin to warp and look horrible, but my biggest issue comes in the form of my 2 year old little boy.  Quinn is active the same as any 2 year old.  A few weeks ago Quinn came running through the kitchen trying to keep up with Brandon when he ran across the water his whole body went out from under him and he landed hard on the floor.  His little back hurt and he slammed his elbow pretty hard.  Besides some bruises though he was okay, but it was a big enough wake up call for me.  Not only are my messy pups ruining my floor they are endangering my kiddos.  I had to find a solution!

I found my solution the Neater Feeder.

The Neater Feeder has protective walls to contain splashes and spills from over excited pets. The Neater Feeder system holds spilled food up top and spilled water drains down below by a patent-pending filtering system. The spilled water drains into a lower section that can safely hold more than an entire bowl of water!   Thus keeping it off the floor until I am ready to dump it. Keeping the spilled food in the upper reservoir, off the floor, not only saves you work, but also keeps it clean for reuse and saves my poor feet.  Keeping the water off the floor protects my floor and my kids!  No more wipe outs!!
The Neater Feeder comes in small, medium and large.  They also have a cat Neater Feeder.  You can buy attachable legs to make it higher, rubber pads for the legs, extra bowls and you can even buy a polar bowl!  

I put my Neater Feeder to the test right away.  And guess what it works amazingly!  No more food or water on the floor and Rufus no matter how hard the little devil tries can't make a huge mess on my floor!!  No more towels to clean up a drenched floor, it all gets trapped below!  It was so easy to empty the bottom water tray and don't worry the water didn't go to waste I used it to water my house plants!  Water that was once wasted now gets a 2nd life :)

Neater Feeder is one of those products that after you have it and see how much easier life is you just think to yourself 'why did I wait so long.'  I could have saved my feet years of pain and my floor years of damage.  Not to mention I could have saved poor Quinn from that fall :(  Better late then never!  

If you want to learn more about Neater Feeder or purchase for yourself please see my link below:

And today 1 Simply Me reader has the chance to win their own Neater Feeder in their choice of size and color!
You must be 18+  and live in the continental USA no PO boxes.
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

DormCo Review and giveaway

Disclaimer:  Products in this post were provided to me for the purpose of review.   I was not paid in anyway to write this review all opinions are my own.

If you are or have a student about to head off to college you def. want to check out today's Back-To-School post!! 

DormCo Review and giveaway 

College the very word is enough to make parents flinch!  Not only are their kids going off, but they are also racking up huge bills.  So many things to be paid for such as books and room & board.  Lets not forget the other things such as Dorm size seating, bedding, storage, bath accessories, dorm decor  cooking products and so much more!!  Anyone else seeing how fast your money is disappearing?!?! 
Don't worry I found a store that offers great prices and will ship it to your home for as low as 2.95!!  
DormCo is the leading retailer for college dorm essentials! AKA "The College Dorm Supplies Superstore." They have you covered for all college stuff!  Their site is completely aimed for dorm rooms making it easy for you to find all the things you need in 1 shop and with the 2.95 shipping cost you can't go wrong!
The great shipping rate is only the beginning.  DormCo also offers a great variety of items coming in all sorts of designs and sizes.  Though their items are cheap they are still top quality.  I love that they are up-to-date and what I mean by that is they know what college aged kids are into! I had my sister and my brother's girlfriend (who are both 18) check out the site and tell me what they thought.  They were all really impressed with the fun bright colors and the designs such as Zebra Print.  My brother's girlfriend is demanding the Rapid Ramen cooker and the desktop microwave!  
The point I'm trying to make is that everything at DormCo is something a college bound student not only needs, but will also enjoy having.

So I know you are wondering what was I able to review and what do you have the chance to win :)!

Let me start off by saying the name does not lie these sheets are SOOO soft!  The are made of 100% microfiber and are wrinkle resistant.  The set includes 1 flat sheet, 1 fitted and 1 pillow case.  The sheets come in six colors such as aqua, lime green, pink, orange, purple and white.  I personally reviewed the Aqua and was so impressed with how vibrate the color is. 

And the are so affordable at only $18.98 you can't be that price!  The sheets are high quality and def. worth way more then that.  College students needs their rest and I can safely say with sheets this soft and comfy they shouldn't have a issue getting a great night sleep :).

My sheets are only 1 of the amazing items that DormCo carries if you want to see all the other great items please see my link below:

And right now 1 Simply Me reader has the chance to win their own set of sheets!!  You must be 18+ and live in the continental USA :)

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Glenny's Review

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review I was not paid in any way to write this review all opinions are my own.

Today I have another back to school post for you!!
So far we talked about clothing, lunch, books, pencils, paper and even a DVD to help little ones!  Today though I want to take the time and talk about snacks!  I know many schools have a small snack time my son's school included.  I know parents me included have no clue what to send in!  At home I put stuff in a bowl or plate, but that wont work for school I need something sealed.  So to the internet I went searching for a snack company worth talking about in my back to school segment. 
I would like to introduce you too.....
So why Glenny's you may ask?  
You can have the peace of mind knowing you are giving your child something that isn't over the top unhealthy!  They make soy, all natural and organic products!  Their snacks are both delicious and nutritious. 

 I wont lie I'm horrible when it comes to snacks for myself I think I go out of my way to get the most unhealthy thing I can find.  My kids are a complete  different story.  I research and read labels and do everything in my power to make sure they are healthy.  

I want to start off by saying I'm so impressed with the products we were able to try.  My kids love them to the point they asked for more.  Each product tasted amazing I really could go on and on about the flavor instead I want to tell you the health facts about each :).  This is food that is not only good for you, but also taste good too!

First lets talk about their favorite Marshmallow Treats!  These are organic, only 100 calories, gluten free, no trans fat and no hydrogenated oils!
And they taste great!  They come in 4 great flavors chocolate, vanilla  peanut caramel and raspberry.  

Next we were able to try 100 calorie brownies!  In chocolate chip and chocolate chip blondie.  Again these had no trans fats, no hydrogenated oils and they are all natural.  The also come in peanut butter. 

Next were the Greek Yogurt Bars!  I had a hard time letting my kids eat these because I wanted them for myself!!  So yummy these are all natural, probiotics and gluten free.  I reviewed chocolate coconut and strawberry they also come in chocolate cherry.

SO far we loved everything we were given to review and the next product was no different!  I was able to review the All Natural Fruit and nut bars.  Not only are these great for snacks, but also for breakfast on the go!  I know there is going to be days when we get up late or are rushing around.  These would be great for those quick breakfast kinda mornings!
They are gluten free, no granola, 100% natural, non-dairy and low sodium.
They come in Cashew & Almond, Cherry & Almond, Cranberry & Almond and my favorite Peanuts & Peanut butter.  I swear the Peanut & Peanut butter reminds me of one of my favorite candy bars!  My kids loved them too and for one minute I debating hiding them for myself!!  I refrained though, but it was very VERY tempting :)!!

Next we reviewed Whole wheat popped crispy chips!  Everyone eats chips well at least everyone I know.  These are the guilt free version :).  It a natural, non-oily popped chip.  Low in fat, high in fiber, no cholesterol  no perspectives and only 100 calories!! 
I know I will putting these in Brandon's lunch box quite often!
They come in sea salt, barbeque and zesty ranch.

Last but def. not least was the low fat Soy Crisp.  I am in awe of how good they tasted!  I wont lie I myself do not eat a lot of soy products, my kids do, but I do not.  So I'm sure you can imagine how delighted I was to find out how amazing they taste!  They had an amazing crispiness and the flavor was so good I know for a fact I'm replacing quite a few of my unhealthy snacks.  They come in so many flavors that you will def. find one that works for you!
Apple cinnamon, sea salt, lightly salted, barbecue, cream ranch and cheddar.

These are just a few of the products on their site.  If you are unable to find Glenny's at a store near you that is okay because you can order right from their site!!
If you want to learn more or order please see my link below:

Monday, July 22, 2013

Frecklebox review and giveaway

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in any way to write this review all opinions are my own.

Today we have another fun and essential Back-to-School review!!

Frecklebox review and giveaway 

I'm sure you know by now my family loves personalized items.  Nothing makes a kid feel more special then to see their name written on their favorite items.  Not to mention back to school is hectic, so its nice to have their name on their belongings so if it gets lost or mixed up with another students your child's name will be there :).  Ensuring it gets returned.
 When choosing a personalized gift for kids it is important to remember 1 simple thing....  It has to be fun :)  Kids love fun designs and characters.  I'm sure you know that a dinosaur, monster or superhero is always sure to go over well with little ones.  
I know I'm telling you all this fun stuff about kids and personalized gifts and I'm yet to tell you about the company!
Frecklebox specializes in personalized children items!  
Things such as puzzles, coloring books, notebooks, folders, binders, lunchboxes, bookmarks, 
place-matswrapping paper, growth charts and so much!!  

I was able to personally review 2 customized gifts for kids a folder and a lunchbox!

First lets talk about the site.  Its super easy to use!  Lots of tabs and drop down menus to help you find exactly what you are looking for.  Customizing my items took only a moment.  Finding something my son liked was the hard part not because he didn't like anything, but because he liked to much!!  
We reviewed one of their personalized lunch boxes I told my son pick a few you like then we will take our time and pick which one you like best...  By the time he was done picking we had 8 screens opened and he was trying to limit it down to one choice!  So that to me was proof Frecklebox def. has designs kids love!
  In the end he chose the Monster Lunch box.

I love how cute the design is and that he was able to get his name of the front.  Another super cute feature that I have never before seen is the chalk board under the lid!  This is going to be perfect to send my son little notes.  Every day when he opens up his lunchbox there it will be a special note from me :).  There is a lot of room inside so I don't have to worry about his lunch not fitting.   The lunchbox is metal so not only is it durable I don't have to worry about his lunch getting smooshed. 

Next we were able to review one of the  personalized school folders.  My sons school already sent notes home saying everything is to be labeled.  For me this was horrible I have very VERY bad handwriting and I just couldn't imagine buying brand new stuff and writing on it!  So of course I was excited I could purchase a folder with his name already on it.  One I don't have to write it myself and 2 it doesn't ruin a new item since his name is part of the design!
My son chose the flame folder.  It has the regulated pockets inside and I know this is going to be perfect for putting his school papers in.

I'm very impressed with everything I got from Frecklebox!  All my items are high quality and I can tell they are going to last us a very long time.  As I said earlier the 2 items I reviewed are only 2 of many!  And the designs I choose don't even begin to cover all the fun and cute designs available!  
Going back to school doesn't need to be tough let fun companies like Frecklebox help you feel at ease knowing you are sending your kid to school with the very best!

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

A Turtle's Tale 2: Sammy's Escape From Paradise review

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.  All opinions are my own.
A Turtle’s Tale 2: Sammy’s Escape from Paradise

Following the success of A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures, the beloved aquatic heroes return for more underwater fun in the heartwarming and hilarious adventure, A Turtle’s Tale 2: Sammy’s Escape from Paradise.  When Sammy & Ray find themselves trapped in The Tank, an underwater aquarium, they must to hatch a plan to escape past Big D and his dopey friends to reunite with their grandkids Ricky & Ella.  With the help of some unlikely friends, Sammy & Ray find that when you work together, anything is possible! 

Released Date: July 9, 2013 

Language:    English   

Running time: 92 minutes                                    

My family LOVED  A Turtle's Tale, so we couldn't wait to watch the sequel. A Turtle's Tale 2: Sammy's Escape from Paradise!

I love that much like the first one there are so many lessons!  Lessons such as caring for our world and friendships.  And most of all lessons about teamwork :) 
IT was heartwarming and kept my kids totally engaged!  The story line was good enough that even I watched.  Its a great film for the whole family and something you can be proud to let your little ones watch.

Purex Fabric Softener Sheets review and giveaway

Disclaimer I am a Purex insider which means from time to time I get free products in exchange for a review.  I am not paid for the reviews and the opinions are my own.

Purex Fabric Softener Sheets review and giveaway 

New improved formula with 3X the fragrance! 
 I won't lie until I applied to be part of this campaign I never knew Purex had Dryer sheets!!  Which is strange because we are Purex fanatics in my house!  

These are the new and improved sheets.  They have 3X the fragrance of the old ones.  Purex Fabric Softener dryer Sheets don’t just reduce static cling and leave your family’s laundry soft and smelling fresh: They can also keep your whole house smelling fresh! Just choose your favorite fragrance and tuck a sheet in hampers, in the linen closets, and any other laundry storage areas.
They have 2 scents right now Mountain Breeze and Sweet Lavender.

I choose Mountain Breeze as my scent and I'm so impressed.  I have an extra room in my house for storage and my blog stuff.  I stick blog stuff on a table until I ready to review it.  Well I seen the Purex box on my porch knew it would take a day until I got around to review it and stuck it in that room.  The next day I walked in to grab the box and was hit with this amazing aroma!!  I thought one of my perfume bottles spilled. I'm sure you can imagine my surprise when I realized it was the fabric sheets still in the box!!  So I can def. vouch and say yes they really are 3X the scent.
I used them in several places my laundry being the first and I was impressed that my bedding seemed to have reduced static cling!  Not as many little shocks as I took it out of the dryer :).  

I used them in my closet to give my clothing that nice smell (Plus my nanny insist it keeps moths away) and I stuck one in my vacuum canister so as I vacuumed my whole house smelled amazing. 

Today 2 Simply Me readers have the chance to win 1 coupon each for Purex Fabric Softener Sheets!
You must be 18+ and live in the continental USA
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