Monday, August 27, 2012

Rubbermaid LunchBlox Sandwich Kit Review

I love the Rubbermaid Products.
We've been lucky enough to review Rubbermaid's LunchBlox Sandwich Kit.

I've been attempting to get my hubby to eat healthier, and this kit has helped tremendously.

The separate compartments allow food to remain cold and fresh. It's also good for portion control.

We've used the LunchBlox kit several times. We've washed it by hand and in the dishwasher.. Hubby has even re-heated some leftovers in it and the plastic still remains stain free! This I like !
It's also BPA free.

My LunchBlox Sandwich Kit came with 2 Snack Containers (.5 cup capacity), 1 Side Container (1.2 cup capacity), 1 Sandwich Container (2.6 cup capacity). It also came with a specially designed Blue Ice Pack which has locking slots for the different sizes. No food sliding in his lunchbox.

You can find the LunchBlox Sandwich Kit at . Purchase it for only $12.99 or print a coupon and purchase it at your local retailer.


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Scechtey the dog

My eldest son loves to draw. He has his Dad's creative side.
I am trying to guide him into something more than Dragonball Z [insert eye rolling for this franchise]
So I offered him a spot on my blog.
He gets to create a "comic strip" each week. Something family friendly.
He was beyond excited to participate.
So may I introduce you to Scechtey the dog (pronounced Sketchy)

written and illustrated by Luke F 8/25/12

Friday, August 24, 2012

GREEN GLIDER Infomercial Launch Plus info

Go to: 

Buy 1 get one free plus 3 micro fiber clothes for the prices of 1 green glider

I've used the green glider. I love it !
I have given them away on my blog, my friends and family have ordered them.

Check out this great Mom Invented product!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

ShopBop Giveaway Event ends 9/1

Will Be HostingThe This ShopBop Event
You can view Catalogues from ShopBop Click Here

The Prize from "Shopbop" is a $100.00 Gift Card as prize to one lucky winner.
This giveaway will run for 10 days, beginning on  8/23 at 12:01 AM 
and end at 11:59 PM 9/1
Enter for a chance to Win the $100.00 Gift Card Sent By ShopBop!!
Follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter!!

Disclosure: From the Sponsor this opportunity is not open to Pennsylvania bloggers 
to "host' the event, however, they can participate in the event. 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Swag Swap Giveaway Hop ends 8/31

Welcome to The Swag Swap Giveaway Hop
This is a special event to thank you our readers, and your chance to get your hands on some of the best swag from some of your favorite bloggers.
The event begins at 12:01 AM August 21 and ends 11:59 PM August 31.

I have an eclectic mish mash of items in my Swag Swap Giveaway

1 US Winner will receive:
1- 1.0 fl oz Exuviance Optilight Tone Corrector
1- Kiss Nail Dress Fashion Strips (leopard)
1- Nozin Nasal Sanitizer On The Go Pop Swabs
1- Nozin Nasal Sanitizer Moisturizing Antiseptic (swabs)
2- Ecover Zero Natural Laundry Powder
1- Charm It! Butterfly Clip
1- Compliment Quotient "You are Amazing" Pendant and chain
1-Yum Yum Time Plate and Snack Bowl with cover

Friday, August 17, 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012

Victoria's Secret Giveaway ends 8/16

Victoria's Secret 72 hour flash giveaway
is brought to you by
Mom Blog Society.

Special thank you to our lovely co-hosts:Coupon Nurse, Everyday Erica, Mom Does Reviews,
Powered by Mom and Mom to Bed by 8

One lucky reader will receive a $50 Victoria's Secret Gift Card.

This giveaway ends August 16th at 11:59pm, and open to US residents only, ages 18+. 
To enter please use the Rafflecopter form below.
Good luck to all!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Milk [review]

Have you tried Calcium enriched Blue Diamond Almond Breeze®?

Thanks to Moms Meet, I was able to try this product. We are a 1% milk family. But we like to try new things.

We chose the refrigerated original sweetened milk. I thought this would be good for many things.
We used it in cereal, drank it directly from the carton (well, in a glass) and even added it to a couple of recipes.

Here's what the family and myself thought of it.

Hubby: It was "weird". He felt like he was drinking liquefied almonds. In his defense, he isn't keen on most "nuts" so this was a big thing for him. He did like it in his cereal. It worked in some recipes and not in others.

Luke (9): No thanks. He loves almonds but wasn't happy about the milk. He doesn't like drinking it regularly so this was not for him. However, I am thinking the chocolate version of this milk would have him singing a different song.

Anth (6): Eh' He could take it or leave it. He loves milk. He found it sweeter than normal and liked it in fruit loops.

CJ (3): Yeah, he refused all out.. i didn't push..

I didn't mind it. It definitely was out of our ordinary routine. I think I'd try another flavor maybe.. change of pace.

The Blue Diamond milk comes in several varieties. The refrigerated flavors are Original, Chocolate, Vanilla, and Unsweetened Vanilla. It is a great source of calcium, has no saturated fat, no cholesterol, and half the calories of 1% milk.

Blue Diamond Almonds

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products/services mentioned above for free for review or giveaway purposes from Moms Meet. All reviews are in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” The opinions expressed in this post are expressly that of my family or myself. The sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment and will be shipping the winner(s) their prize(s). For more information read my disclosure policy.

Friday, August 10, 2012

#Win a Dyson DC24 All-Floors Lightweight Upright Vacuum ends 8/31

Mom Powered Media proudly presents the Dyson DC24 Giveaway

Impress yourself with your beautiful floors when you use the Dyson DC24 All-Floors Lightweight Upright Vacuum. Ultra lightweight and compact makes vacuuming with this machine effortless. The Dyson "Ball" technology turns the vacuum on a dime with no loss of suction, combined with the patented Root Cyclone technology makes this one extreme powerhouse of clean.

I have always wanted a Dyson Vacuum cleaner. They look amazing and I have heard nothing but wonderful things about them.

Dyson "The Ball" DC24 All-Floors Lightweight Upright Vacuum Includes:
  • Bristle brush
  • Product manual
Product Features:
  • Clear hygienic dust collection bin - empty the bin with a push of a button
  • Lifetime washable HEPA filter - requires no maintenance and lasts for the life of the vacuum
  • Fingertip brush control - turn brushbar on and off at the touch of a button
  • Motorized brushbar - powerful bristles remove dirt and pet hair from carpets
  • On-board tool storage - brush, stair and crevice tools store right on your vacuum so they're always on hand
  • Reversible wand - for dual usage
  • On-board tool storage - brush, stair and crevice tools store right on your vacuum so they're always on hand
  • Certified Asthma and Allergy Friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Many vacuums use filters to trap dirt, which can cause clogs and suction problems. But Dyson, maker of the world's first cyclonic bagless vacuum, features technology that uses centrifugal force to separate dirt out of the airflow, so the vacuum doesn't clog. Dyson proves no loss of suction using the IEC 60312 Cl 2.9 test standard. As the only vacuum to be certified by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and featuring Clean Exhaust Air, it's easy to see why Dyson is an excellent choice for all your floor surfaces.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

My 1st Scentsy purchase

So I decided to make a Scentsy purchase. I have seen giveaways, reviews, even cars in my area with "I'm a Scentsy Rep" window clings.

The selection of items to purchase was amazing. I had no idea Scentsy was so diverse. I have seen the warmers and accompaniments, but not the Scent Paks (which I purchased) or the line "Layers by Scentsy", which includes body sprays, lotions, and even items for the washer and dryer.

But I kept my purchase focused. There are a couple of the areas of the house that need a helping hand

The coat closet for one! Coats and golf clubs and vacuums. It doesn't smell the nicest and the closet is located right inside the front door. I hung my "Quiver" pak. It's has a vanilla, sandalwood scent to it, that is just soothing and completely envelopes the closet and foyer. I am very pleased with it.

The "Clean Breeze" pak, I hung in my closet. It isn't must and doesn't have a particular scent, but I wanted to hang it there. It smells, well, clean.

The last Scentsy pak was "French Lavender". It was different than what I expected. I thought, overwhelming floral, but it wasn't. Pleasantly surprised in a good way. I took that pak the the garage. We have a storage cabinet where hubby stores his golf shoes and tennis shes and it needed help.. Yes, I hung a lavender Scentsy pak with shoes..  It was 1000 times better for me opening the cabinet.

Now, there are hundreds of Scentsy Reps you can work with and purchase one, but I am sharing my Scentsy Rep, Toni Giles. She answered all questions promptly and was extremely helpful.

I wanted to share Toni's information with you.

If you'd like to make a Scentsy purchase, you can visit her Scentsy site here.

Also, for the month of August, you can get the Owl Full Size Warmer for 31.50 instead of $35.00.

Also, August is 10% off month which means almost everything is 10% for the whole month. (excludes college warmers, cause warmers, combos over $40.00 and items in the close-out section.)

Did you know that Scentsy is a great unique system that uses a low-watt light bulb to melt the wax so it is safe and smoke,flame and soot free. I didn't. I am going to have to look into warmers for my home!

If you would like to learn more about Scentsy, host a party, or join Toni's Scentsy team, please feel free to send her an email. (

Monday, August 6, 2012

Outfit your child with new Back To School shoes from Famous Footwear

This post brought to you by Famous Footwear. All opinions are 100% mine.
It's Back To School time and along with notebooks and clothes, your child probably will be getting a new pair of schools for the new school year.

If your child/children are anything like mine, they outgrow shoes pretty quickly. That's why I am always on the hunt for a deal!
Well, here's something I ran across. Famous Footwear has a rewards program and right now, shoes are BOGO (buy one, Get one Half Off)
Shopping couldn't be easier with Famous Footwear. The ailses are wide, the store is well lit, and the shoe selection is fabulous. And if you cannot find a shoe int he store you like, but find one online, you can have it shipped to your local store, absolutely free!!!
Right now, from 8/2 through 8/18, you can print and redeem your in-store coupon worth 15% off of your purchase (20% off if you are a  Rewards member or you sign up to become a Rewards member)←That would be me! Plus, you still get the Buy one, get one half off promotion!
BOGO + 15% off Famous Footwear Coupon
Could you pass up a deal where you saved money and earned rewards? No, me either...
Just to make your shopping experience even more rewarding, Famous Footwear has a Free Rewards Program. Here is more info. You receive:
• Earn 1 point for every $1 you spend in-store or online
• Accumulate points to earn certificates up to $100 a year
• Discount offer just for signing up
• Other special inside discounts and perk
So whether you like saving money or earning rewards, you win either way!
Your child gets some new shoes (and maybe you do too).
Visit Sponsor's Site

Bagluxe Handbag Giveaway ends 8/20

Hosted by Bella Savvy

Bagluxe, a specialty online retailer of fashion-forward chic, affordable handbags, purses and accessories (influenced by the latest runway and celebrity trends) knows that every girl has a passion. Well, Bagluxe has a passion too... it's handbags, of course!
Their website features a wide range selection of fashion handbags and related accessories -- all priced at under $85.00. The company aims to build a trusting relationship with women who love handbags by ensuring superior customer service and offering quality, inexpensive products that are always on-trend.
I happen to be a handbag hoarder. It's one of my favorite things to buy. Most are black, since it goes with everything, but I love all styles of handbags! I can't bear to sell them or discard them. You just never know when your handbag mood will change!



FIVE lucky ladies will each receive a trendy handbag from Bagluxe (one featured bag OR a $50 Bagluxe gift card) -- $250 value
EVENT DATES: August 6, 2012 - August 20, 2012
Open to US & Canadian residents, ages 18 and over.
To enter, please use the rafflecopter form below. And don't forget to come back daily to gain additional entries. The more entries you have, the better your odds of winning.
~ A huge thank you to the lovely bloggers who are helping to promote this fabulous giveaway! ~

Saturday, August 4, 2012

#Win a @Carmex Summer Tote with the new Carmex Sticks

I love being a Carmex Blogger! I love all of the Carmex products and I love sharing them with you!
The new Pomegranate flavor compliments to Carmex Lip Care line with perfect precision. The same great care Carmex has put into all their other products doesn't change with any new ones.

My lips stay healthy during the summer time and are protected with Carmex Lip Care products!
All of the Lip care in this package contains SPF 15 and your prize package will contain exactly what i have received, which includes this fantastic tote bag as well as the New Pomegranate Lip stick, plus original, cherry, strawberry, vanilla, and lime twist lip sticks.



$10 for two pairs of earbuds plus free shipping

Friday, August 3, 2012

A week of illnesses

My week has been plagued with my children's illnesses.
My 6yo had a horrific migraines that put him in tears and sent him to bed early.
My 9yo has swimmers ear, got antibiotics, and somehow developed a more severe ear infection and flu like symptoms
My 3yo, he has a fever for 36 hours.

I want this week to be over.

$39 for two memory foam pillows from Canadian Down and Feather Company

Canadian Down and Feather Co.

$39 for two memory foam pillows from Canadian Down and Feather Company

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Shutterfly's Long Live Summer Photo Contest! ends 8/12

I wanted to share this Facebook contest from Shutterfly.
I use Shutterfly for so many things like, invitations, photo books, and even to just have my photos printed.

Through August 12th, you can upload and submit your photos (based on the themes Shutterfly has provided) and enter to win some great prizes !!!

 Shutterfly’s Long Live Summer Photo Contest on Facebook launched on Monday July 9th and it runs for 5 weeks. 

Long Live Summer – Facebook Photo Contest details (US residents only)
7/9 – 8/12 Multi-week summer themed photo sweepstakes with instant win prizes.

You could win a trip for four to The Bahamas and a professional photo shoot so you’ll remember your vacation forever.
Upload your favorite photo and caption based on the theme of the week.  Get a gift from Shutterfly just for entering! You can enter at any point during the 5-week sweepstakes period.

•       Week 1(7/9): Americana
•       Week 2 (7/16): Great Outdoors
•       Week 3 (7/23): Water Fun
•       Week 4 (7/30): Sports & Activities
•       Week 5 (8/6): Parties & Celebrations
•      Instant win prizes just for submitting a photo!
•      Weekly prizes (contestants can enter one time/week)
•      Weekly featured photos: up to 5 weekly entries will be selected from the gallery and featured on the Facebook fan page.
•      Grand prize: trip for 4 to Bahamas, 4 nights, family photo shoot
•      Shutterfly Sweepstakes - Official Rules

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Online Beauty Bash benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project 8/1 -8/20

Hi everyone! I am hosting a very special Online Beauty Bash. The Beauty Bash will run from August 1st - August 20th. I will be making a Personal Donation of 30% of my earnings from this Online Beauty Bash to the Wounded Warrior Project in the hopes of bringing more attention to this wonderful organization. Please join me at the party Shop the Party

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with and this is not endorsed by The Wounded Warrior Project. This will be an individual, personal donation made in my name to the organization.

Overview of the Wounded Warrior Project:

Their Mission:
To honor & empower wounded warriors.
Their Vision:
To foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history.
Their Purpose:
To raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members.
To help injured service members aid and assist each other.
To provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.

Programs offered:
Combat Stress Recovery
Project Odyssey
Restore Warriors
Family Support
Family Support Retreats
Physical health & Wellness
Soldier Ride
WWP Packs
Economic Empowerment:
Campus Services
Transition Training Academy
Warriors at Work
Benefits Service
International SupportI
Peer Mentoring
Policy & Government Affairs
WWP Resource Center
The WWP has helped numerous soldiers and I encourage you to visit Wounded Warrior Project to see for yourself the difference they are making.

 I would like to personally send out a message to the brave men & women of the Armed Forces both past and present. Thank you for the sacrifices you have made for us. We Salute you. God Bless.

A personal thank you to the following blogs for sharing this post:
Made.By.Jess , I Don't Get Sundays , Southern Stay at Home Momma , Picking Up The Pennies , Everyday Ramblings Of My Life , Giveaway Maven , My Devotional Thoughts , Coupon Blessings Now , Tegan's Library , Southern Belle , Divas Fashion Vault , The Ordinary Housewife & Sassy Pants Momma