Friday, August 30, 2013

Del Monte new Fruit Burst Squeezers 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.  The Del Monteproducts, information and two gift packs have been provided by Del Monte.

Del Monte new Fruit Burst Squeezers review and giveaway



School has been a bit of a shock for my family.  I thought we were prepared, I really did.  We did preschool, kindergarten readiness, orientation and got my little guy on a schedule long before school even started.  I thought we would breeze right through the first week.  I was so wrong!  The week days became a lot more hectic and I have so much more to remember.  I recently found something that can make my day a bit easier   Anything I can do to make my day a bit easier is great lol

Okay so I know you are wondering what.  Del Monte New Fruit Burst Squeezers.  
These are great for on the go and so easy to toss into a lunchbox.   It makes my day easier because now I don't have to clean fruit, find a container small enough to fit into the lunch box and hope that the fruit stays good until lunch.  With the Fruit Burst Squeezers its as simply as tossing into the lunch box!  Their compact size makes them lunch box friendly :)



The Fruit Burst Squeezers are made in the U.S.A.  They each contain 1 ½ servings of fruit or fruit and veggies and are an excellent source of vitamins A and C. 

Another huge plus is they contain no artificial flavors or high fructose corn syrup. 
They come in so many Varieties: - 
 Peach-Mango
Blueberry
Apple Cinnamon
 Mixed Berry
Strawberry

My son adores them not only does he request them each day in his lunch box he also asks for them after school for a snack.  Mondays and Wednesdays we have late dinners because he has soccer its nice to have a on the go snack that I can feel good about him eating.

Oh and these are not only for kids because I really like the Apple Cinnamon!  I wont lie I have to buy another box because I ate the last one on my little guy!

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Right now Del Monte is having a back to school photo contest!

Del Monte is launching the “First Day of School Photo Contest” through Facebook! All you have to do is upload an original photo of your child on their first day of school or yourself on your own first day of school. The top 20 Finalist photos will be posted to the Del Monte Fruit Squeezers website, and fans will have the chance to vote for their favorite photo. The winning entry will receive a $10,000 donation to a school of their choice!
Here is how to get started: - Submissions will be accepted now through through September 7 
From September 8, 2013to September 15, 2013 at the public will be able to vote for their favorite Entry. 
 From September 16, 2013  to September 22, 2013, the public will be able to vote for their favorite Finalist. 
 To submit your photo entry, you can visit http://www.delmontefruitsqueezers.com/

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Flatten Me 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.

Flatten Me review and giveaway 



Flattenme.com has been making award-winning magical personalized products for 6 years.  They have books, shirts, water bottles and so much more.
The books include not only the child’s name but also their face which is creatively incorporated onto the photos. New York Times Best Selling author, Robyn Spizman, wrote one their most recent book “OWL Always Love You” which is personalized only with a name. 

These personalized books make great custom keepsake gift for a new baby or to remind your child how much they are loved.

Right now Quinn is struggling with Brandon Jr going to school it breaks his heart to know his big brother isn't going to be there to eat lunch with or play games.  In the hassle of getting ready for school I forgot to make sure my youngest was dealing with it.  When I told him "Binky" (His brother) would be gone during the day and it would just be him and mommy he started to cry.  It broke my heart and I decided to do something special just for him.  Something that would remind him just how special he was.

I was so excited to see Flatten Me had a ABC & 123 book.  Not only could I get my little guy something just for him, but I could have a book that shows him what his big brother is learning in school.  My little guy loves it.  Him and his brother went through the entire book several times laughing at each page.  The couldn't wait to see what new animal my little guys face would show up on.  M the dancing monkey had them hooting and laughing so loudly my dogs left the room.  

Even though I know he will still miss his brother the Flatten Me book is something that will make him feel better.  Not only does it remind him just how special he is, but now he can look at it during the day and think of the fun him and his big bro had reading it.


I love the fun photos.  I think its amazing how they incorporated my little guys face into each page.  I choose the ABC & 123 book because I know that he is turning 3 soon and its time to start thinking about learning this sort of stuff.  Most of all I love how proud he is of his book he shows it off to everyone and with the turn of each page he points to the photos and yells "its me, its me!"
 Right now they have a back-to-school coupon code.It is Back2School_15, which will give customers 15% off any order which includes an ABC book or a t-shirt or a water bottle. This is valid between now and Sept. 15
Want to learn more?
See my link below:

And today 1 Simply Me reader has the chance to win a Flatten Me gift code for 39.95.  This is enough to purchase a hard cover book or any item you want from the shop.
PLEASE NOTE YOU MUST PAY SHIPPING THE CODE WILL NOT BE GOOD TOWARDS SHIPPING!

You must be 18+ and live in the continental USA
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Baby Ganics All Purpose Cleaner 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.

Baby Ganics All  Purpose Cleaner review



About:

The Grime Fighter All Purpose Cleaner is a multi-surface cleaner that gets the job done just as well as the ones that use harsh bleaches and chemicals. You get the peace of mind knowing that your family won’t be exposed to harmful ingredients, thanks to The Grime Fighter’s specially formulated, plant-based cleaning agents; as well as the fact that it contains no parabens, sulfates, phthalates or toxins. This product is available in a 32oz spray bottle, which retails for $6.99, and can be purchased at Amazon.com, Buy Buy Baby, Babies R Us, Diapers.com, Drugstore.com vine.com and a few other stores.


My Review:

I'm really impressed with how well this products works!  Not only does it not leave a horrible chemical smell, but it gets my surfaces super clean!  I don't have to worry about my little guys or my pups coming in contact with a harsh chemical.  I was able to clean everything with this one product!  From counter tops to my sink.  It handled everything and anything with ease :).   It also gets a huge thumbs up for being affordable and easy to purchase.  I love the citrus scent.  Also I love the fact it doesn't leave a greasy feeling afterwards.  I had all natural cleaners before that made my counter-top feel as if I sprayed grease all over it.  With Baby Ganics All Purpose cleaner I didn't have that issue.  



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Monday, August 19, 2013

Sesame Place Review

Disclosure:  I was given 4 tickets as compensation for this review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.  All opinions are my own.

Sesame Place Review


I live in PA and even though my state is most often represented as a boring state, its not true!  We have great food, great tourist spots, a lot of history and most importantly some of the best amusement parks around!  One of my favorite happens to be Sesame Place!  Why you may ask, because my kiddos are Sesame Street fanatics!  They love Big Bird, Elmo, The Count, Abby and everyone else.  I watched Sesame Street as a child and I'm proud to say my kids also watch it.  An amusement park that is dedicated to these beloved characters if def. a place that deserves my rank of favorite amusement park. 
I want to tell you a bit about the park itself and then I want to share the fun photos from my families trip :)
Park Info:
Sesame Place is located in Langhorne PA.  The park has both dry rides and water rides.  Also they have some really fun play areas!  No tickets needed, you pay your admission price when you come in.  The Sesame Street characters can be seen through out the entire park and are available to take photos with little ones.  The food is absolutely amazing and you can eat breakfast, lunch and/or dinner!  They even have a fun dine with Sesame Street friends where you get to eat with your favorite character!  We personally ate at Grover's Island Grill I will talk more about that later.  I love the fact that they have allergy friendly meals and have this clearly marked on their maps.

Our fun filled day:

After a 2 hour drive my little boys had one thing on their mind when we arrived... A potty break lol I was worried though that the lines would be super long and we were going to have an accident.  I was really please that it only took a few minutes to get our tickets and get in!  I mean really I think it was under 3 minutes so that was the first huge thumbs up!  After our "break" my kids made a mad dash to the Sunny Day Carousel.  I'm sure you can see that they were in love with the fun Sesame Themed horses.  After a fun ride my oldest son got off and stopped dead in his tracks and pointed with a huge smile saying, "Mom its him!  Mom its really him...."  We had our first sightings of The Count!  My kids refused to go over and meet him, but it was good enough just to see him this really put huge smiles on their faces!  
Next we went over to the play area my kids climbed, bounced, ran and even got to go through a monster maze.  After all that my hubby and I needed a sit down ride so to the dry rides we went.  I'm sure you can see from the photos how much my kids enjoyed themselves.  We went on each ride at least 3 times.  Well the Grover's World Twirl (tea cup) I had to sit out the last 2 times I can only take so much spinning.  









At this point in time we were starving so we had a long debate where to eat and all ended up agreeing on Grover's Island Grill.  My kids got Elmo plates!!  I never thought they would sit down and eat with so much to do, but once they seen Elmo they just had to eat!  


I took the next several minutes to have some photos at Sesame Neighborhood.  My kids could not believe they were walking down Sesame Street.  




And that is when they seen Bert and Ernie!  My 2 year old who loves duckies started to point at Ernie and scream duckie!  I guess he knows who is famous for the rubber duckie :).  Again my kids would not allow me to get to close, but they were so excited to see them it didn't matter if I got a photo of them stand next to them.  


Oh yes in the photo below my son was convinced you know who was going to pop out of that trash can!


We went Sunday and it was a bit rainy and windy so I wanted to do the water park last so we could try off and get in warm clothing.  On the way to Ernie's  waterworks we found a cute duck game and my boys were able to win cute stuffed duckies.  We went on a few water rides and then left the park.


On the way out my oldest son looked at me and told me this was the most fun he ever had :).  Quinn on the other hand got distracted on the way out and tried to convince us that he has the same feet as Big Bird hehe





We didn't go to any shows, but Sesame Place also offers shows.  They also have some fun event coming up!  Including a firework show!



I highly recommend Sesame Place to all parents!  Its a great opportunity for your kids to spend the day with some of their most beloved characters, the Sesame themed rides will have them beyond excited and they will never forget the first time they seen The Count, Elmo, Ernie or any of the other characters!


If you want to learn more please see my link below:

Sesame Place

Lisa Quick Embroidery 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
Today is the final Back-To-School post!!  I hope you have enjoyed my B2S segment.

Lisa Quick Embroidery review and giveaway

I wanted to take today to promote another small business. I love working with small business because they put a lot of time and heart into their work.  Lisa Quick Embroidery makes custom embroidered and custom children clothing.  Not only do they have cute back to school shirts, but the shop is filled with adorable things for our little ones.
Such as:
Backpacks
football shirts
Disney princess shirts
pencil cases
lunch kit bag
and so much more!

My son was able to review an awesome back to school shirt!
The "I Dig Kindergarten"  shirt.  I'm sure you can see from the photo how cute it is.  I was impressed that they shirt wasn't flimsy and seems really durable.  I washed the shirt to check if the tractor and wording would stay on and it did!



This is only one of the many shirts you can get and everything can be customized!  I choose not to get my son's name on it because I think the shirt looks awesome as is.... Plus Quinn gets a lot of hand me downs and I really wanted to be able to re-use this shirt with him.

With Lisa Quick Embroidery you get to work with an amazing small business owner.  Who puts a lot of heart into everything she makes.  

Lisa Quick Embroidery can be found on Etsy here:

Today 1 very Lucky Simply Me reader has the chance to win a $15 gift card to Lisa Quick Embroidery.  
You must be 18+ and live in the continental USA

Friday, August 16, 2013

California Delicious 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.

California Delicious review and GIVEAWAY

 

For those of you like me gift given in stressful!  I never know what to get and then I worry that they already own what I bought.
Another issue I have is get well soon gifts, congrats on a promotion gift or even a for an in law.  I mean really what do you give for these occasions and my in laws I have no clue what to get them.

  A simple solution would be Gift Baskets!  I mean who doesn't love getting a fun basket filled with treats or/and awesome things.  I recently discovered California Delicious.
The have a huge selection of gift baskets including everything from:
Chocolate filled baskets
gourment food filled baskets
spa
golfer 
baby
fruit
wine
coffee
tea
and so much more!

 I love all the varieties and size options.  And the baskets are absolutely beautiful.  The are constantly updating so that they can bring us the newest and best items :).

I personally was able to review the California Gold Gourmet basket.
My 5 & 2 year old and I got into an argument over which basket to review.  He of course wanted a chocolate basket and I wanted a gourmet basket that contained cheese and crackers.  In the end we came to a happy draw because this basket has both!!


1- Ghirardelli Chocolate Bar 
1- Bag of Ghirardelli Squares
1- Napa Valley Mini-Mustard
 1- Bruschetta
1- Cheese
 1- Nunes Farms Honey Cinnamon Almonds
 1- Viva Sonoma Biscotti
 1- Bellagio Caramel Cocoa
1- Bellagio Chocolate Truffle Cocoa
1- Sonoma Cheese Straws
1- Three Pepper Water Crackers
1- Torn Ranch Biscotti
1- Cheese Knife

We got the best of both worlds and it made us all happy.  It arrived on Wednesday after being shipped on Monday so they get a huge thumbs up for super fast shipping.  I love that everything was inside a beautiful basket.  I have kept the basket I can reuse it for something else. I can tell a lot of care went into arranging the items.

As for the items they were all amazing!!  I'm not sure how many of you live in PA, but Wednesday was a bit windy and chilly so my boys and I spent the day indoors.  I thought it would be the perfect day for some Cocoa and lots of yummy treats.  Everything was so yummy and had me unable to stop eating!  It was def. top quality food.

I know from this point on California Delicious is going to be my go-to place for gifts!

Right now they have a photo contest going on where you can win a $100 gift card!  You can enter here Contest page
Want to learn more?
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Don't go yet!  Today 1 very Lucky Simply Me reader has the chance to win a $50 gift card to California Delicious !!  You must be 18+ and live in the USA
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Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Princess Twins of Legendale 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.

The Princess Twins of Legendale review

 

Enter an unforgettable world of adventure full of princesses and fairies when The PrincessTwins of Legendale arrives on DVD exclusively available at Target as well as on Digital Download and Video on Demand August 20 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. In the magical land of Legendale, two brave sisters must come together to reunite two worlds separated by an evil enchantment. This movie adventure is perfect for the whole family! Find the magic of The Princess Twins of Legendale exclusively at Target.
  

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Stuck On You 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.
I have really enjoyed writing these Back-To-School posts.  I really hope that the companies I introduced you to help you and your little be prepared for the upcoming school year.  


Stuck On You review and giveaway

I love anything personalized!  I think personalized items really add that touch of uniqueness.  I know my son adores owning things with his name of them.  Plus there is the added bonus of things not getting mixed up in class.  With 20+ kids in a class room its easy to see how one child may accidentally grab another child's bag.  With your child's name on the bag it helps to reduce this risk :)

Stuck On You is an awesome company that offers personalized bags, labels, clothing, puzzles, lunchboxes and so much more.  They make is so easy to personalize too.  You simply choose your item, next you pick your color, the design you want and then you add your name and preferred font font.  
I love that there is so many designs from tigers, robots, trees, dinosaurs, super heroes and so much more!
Something for everyone :).

My little guy was personally able to review:
Kids Backpacks
Long sleeve top 
Drink Bottle

The Drink Bottles are spill proof and BPA free.  The stainless steel is not only stylish, but also keeps drink cool longer.  I love that they are spill proof I don't have to worry about a huge mess inside his lunchbox.  Not only is this bottle great for school, but also for sports.  Last year in soccer a little boy with a cold grab a hold of my sons drink bottle and took a sip!  My poor little guy was so upset and I ended up having to buy his something super sugary from the concession stand.  If his bottle had his name on it this could have been avoided.









Next we were able to review the long Sleeve Top.  You can see how cute it is and I can tell you that the material is really soft!  Its made of 100% cotton.  My little guy is going to love wearing this to school come fall.













Last and not least we were able to review a Backpack!  I won't lie I was so relieved when I found out I would be able to review a Backpack with Stuck On You.  It is what original took me to their site.  My son was having such a hard time finding something he liked and the second he saw the design he begged me for a Backpack with the awesome racing dinosaurs and monsters.  I looked around the site and was so excited when I found out that yes I could put that design on a Backpack.  My little guy loves it and can't wait to show it off.  The Backpack is really strong and I can tell its going to last him a long time.  Its made of durable poly canvas.  There is lots of room for all his school needs and it has lots of pockets to put all his things in.




I'm so impressed with this company and I hope you will take the time to check them out.
Stuck On You

And today 4 Simply Me readers have the chance to win a $25 Stuck On you Gift card!
You must be 18+

Also I'm not sure how many of you seen yesterdays review here.  She has also offered a prize so a 5th place winner will get a $20 gift certificate from LaLa4U.  (Or you can choose a custom Item from Lala4U)


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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

LaLa4U 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.
Back-To-School is coming soon, but I have another cute clothing review for you!


LaLa4U Review

Lala4U is a facebook based shop that specializes in custom items.  Today I will focus on a back to school shirt, but I want you to know she also makes  custom clothing, bottle caps, embroidery items, tutus, hair bows and accessories for all ages.  From baby all the way to adult!  All items come gift wrapped.  My sons came in a adorable pirate bag, but they also come in girl themes gift wrap.

My son was able to review the Incredible Hulk shirt.  This is only one of the amazing themed shirts that is available at LaLa4U.


  


I'm sure you can see how cute it is and my son LOVES it!  The fact that his name is on the shirt only makes it 100 times better :). 


 Everything is super adorable and is all high quality.  They have something for everyone and the owner is so nice and easy to work with!  Everything is made by her so a lot of love and time goes into each and everyone of her items.  


If you want to learn more and see her items for yourself please see my links below: 

LaLa4U 
Instagram: lala4ugifts

Monday, August 12, 2013

1st Birthday Party 1stWishes.com review



1st Birthday Party 1stWishes.com review



First birthdays are tough!  Even though the special little one will not remember the day its still a huge event.  Why you ask?  Because so much has happened in that first year!  The first laugh, first smile, first time crawling, first time sitting up, first time rolling over, first time they stood, the first time the held on to something and took a step, the first time they waved bye-bye, their first finger food, their first word and so much more!  The first birthday doesn't just mark 1 year of life its a celebrations of all those first and it marks the day this special amazing person came into your life.  So even though your little one will not remember this day you will and you will remember it for the special milestone that it is. 

So lets plan that special day!  You have the guest list, you have the food list, you even thought about the cake.... 

But now you need to pick a theme and decorate!  You neeinvitations, goody bags, goody bag items, tablecovers, plates, cups, candles, utensils, high chair decoration kits, center pieces, balloons, cupcake liners, banners, thank you notes, cutouts and so much more!  

Okay don't panic I know that was cruel of me to list all those things and not tell you its okay because you can get all those decorations in 1 convenient shop!! 

They are are not set up yet, but the site will be very soon!  I think 8/15 is the offical open date.
1stwishes.com

For now you can find all this fun stuff here at the sister site:
Birthday Express

They honestly have everything you need!  Well okay they don't sell cakes and they wont send a maid to clean up afterward, but they have everything else :)!

They also have so many themes to pick from that you will find something that is special for your little one!  I wont name them all, but a few are Baby Minnie Mouse,  Baby Mickey Mouse, Construction Pals, Sock Monkey, Princess and so much more!
I love that they are really affordable you can choose to do a party pack or you can buy everything individually.  You can personalize your banner.  All the items are high quality and I know you will be 100% satisfied with your purchase.

I was able to review:
The Construction Pals Birthday Items!
I was so amazed that they have everything I could need to make a party!  And it all worked with the Construction theme!

Super cute cone hats!!  (Please ignore the strawberries on my little guys face.)  Fun treat boxes I loved that they carry everything you need for goodie boxes!  You can see I got toy cars, play-dough, a yo-yo tire, cookie cutters and stickers!!  This is one goodie box that kids aren't going to forget :).



A cute Dump Truck center piece.  We loaded the back up with candy and treats.  The kids thought it was so cool!









I can't stress enough that they carry everything!  Utensils, matching plates, cups, napkins, table cloths heck they even have matching thank you cards.  And when I say matching I mean it all fits your chosen theme.
I'm sure you can see the banner in the back round this is totally personalize-able!  My friend wanted hers to say Happy Birthday Little Buddy!  Because that is what her dad calls her son, but you can get your child's actually name on here.


I'm sure you can see from my photos how cute everything is :).  The party was a HUGE hit and everyone couldn't say enough nice things about the party decor.  Even though this party wasn't for my little guys it still made me happy to see the huge smile on my friend's face when her little guy was in awe of all the decorations.   

Are you getting ready to throw a first b-day?  Don't make it stressful go to the one stop shop that has all your birthday needs :)
1stwishes.com   (COMING SOON)
birthdayexpress.com 

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