Saturday, April 19, 2014

BzzAgent: COUPON- Children's Claritin

As a BzzAgent member, I was given access to a $3.00 off coupon for Children's Claritin. I have been asked to share this with my readers. I received no product and no monetary payments for my blog post. I just simply hope that I can help you save money! :)

Spring time is here! Many of us are suffering from seasonal spring time allergies, and that includes our kids too! Children's Claritin can now be an option for your kiddos!

Children's Claritin states: Only Children’s Claritin® provides non-drowsy, 24 hour relief 1. It’s also the #1 Pediatrician-Recommended Non-Drowsy Allergy Brand and available in chewables and syrup for kids ages 2 and up.

To receive your $3 off coupon, click here.

**DISCLOSURE: I do not make claims to the effectiveness of this medication nor am I recommending it. As always, if your children have any health issues or are on prescribed medications, please consult a physician or pharmacist before using. I am simply OFFERING A COUPON to help you save money!**

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Purex Insiders Sweepstakes- Start Summer Early & Win a Family Vacation

 As a Purex Insider, I have agreed to share this sweepstakes promotion with my readers. I received no product or monetary compensation, however, each blogger that shares this sweepstakes has a chance at winning a raffle prize.

Who is ready for summer? I know I am! Who is ready for a vacation? I have to agree, I am too! Summer is an exciting time to take vacations, but sometimes families just don't have the financial means to take one. Does this sound like YOUR family? This sounds like a lot of families, especially with the rough times that most Americans are having with the economy and lack of jobs. You are in luck, though!

Purex wants to help you out! With this sweepstakes, you have a chance to win a trip for your family to Myrtle Beach, SC and Crown Reef Resort! How awesome does that sound?! All you have to do is simply click on the link below, and you could win the vacation of a lifetime...all thanks to Purex! Doesn't Purex just rock?
To enter this sweepstakes, click the link below!

 
http://insiders.purex.com/StartSummerEarlyandWin?id=145

Purex Insiders Promotion- Soft Scrub 4-in-1 Balls Dream Band video

As a Purex Insider, I was chosen to help get the word out about this new video that Soft Scrub 4-in-1 Balls is using to promote its new product. I received no product or monetary compensation for sharing this with my readers. However, all bloggers who participated in this promotion have a chance at winning a gift card from Purex Insiders, via a raffle.

If you are a huge fan of these, or even if you just want to check out the funny video, click on the link below! Have a great day!

Soft Scrub 4-in-1 Balls Dream Band video

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Expo Tryology Product Review: Finish Power Up All in 1 Detergent Booster

As a member of Expo's Tryology panel, I was recently chosen to try out the new Finish Power Up All in 1 Detergent Booster. I was sent a full-sized sample of the product to use in my home in exchange for my product review and blog post. The opinions in this review are my own.

Upon receiving my bottle of Finish Power Up All in 1 Detergent Booster, I immediately put it to use. (Good thing I had some messy dishes to wash. Definitely a great challenge for this product!) I loaded up my countertop dishwasher with all of the messy dishes from our barbeque dinner the night before (yes, I know, I should have washed them the night before, but if I did that, then I would not have had the messiest dishes possible, for this review! Sometimes you have to think positively!). Once I got the dishes loaded, I poured in the Finish Power Up All in 1 Detergent Booster and then I poured in our gel dish detergent. I honestly did not know what to expect from this product. I have used other brands of detergent boosters in the past, and they did not really do what they advertised, so I was not holding my breath!


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After 1 hour and 25 minutes of cycling, our dishwasher stopped, and the results were in....



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No more barbecue sauce!!! It worked!!! If I had washed this load of dishes, with barbecue sauce stuck to the dishes, I know the dishes would have still had barbecue sauce on them. However, with the added bonus of adding Finish Power Up All in 1 Detergent Booster to our regular gel detergent, it definitely did its job! I was very impressed!
If your dishes seem to never get as clean as you want them, or you are looking to boost the cleaning power of your regular dishwasher detergent, I highly recommend giving this product a try! I doubt you will be disappointed! I wasn't! Finish Power Up All in 1 Detergent Booster definitely gets 5 out of 5 stars from me! *On a side note, I am unsure of what type of water we have in our community, but I do believe it's hard water. Results may vary with different types of water.*


Monday, April 7, 2014

Chatterbox by Houseparty.com Product Review- Mable's Labels

As a member of Houseparty.com, I was chosen to try out and review adorable products from Mable's Labels. I was given the chance to place a FREE order to try out a Basic Kit of Mabel's Labels, at no cost to me, in exchange for my product review. The opinions expressed here are my own.

I am the busy mom of 2 kids, ages 12 and 4, and they are very active. They go to school, do sports, do clubs and after-school activities, and they are constantly on the go. To know that I could properly identify an item of theirs with a simple tag, if needed, in the event that they left something behind somewhere, is ingenious! I loved the idea! However, I have never been too keen on putting my kids' first names on anything that they take outside of the home, for the simple fact that I would not want someone to call them by their names and make them think the person knows him or her. I got around that idea though and used our last name, which most people can't even pronounce. LOL Using our last name also means that the labels could be used on items for the whole family, too.

The package has arrived!!!
Look at all the goodies!
 The standard kit, that was sent to me, included a booklet of a variety of labels. There were Skinny-Minis (designed to identify even the smallest school supplies, etc), Tag Mates (laundry-safe labels for clothes that require no ironing or sewing), Shoe Labels (extra-tough labels that peel and stick to the insoles of footwear), and Bag Tags (tough, waterproof metal tags for backpacks, sporting equipment, luggage, and more). My kit also came with 5- $10 off coupon cards for me to give to my readers!!!






Here are some shots of MY labels!






Mable's Labels are very durable and can be used on pretty much anything! These are just 2 ways that I have used them for my kids!

The above pictures show the Skinny-Minis being used on my daughter's craft box and on my son's Leap Pad Ultra. There are so many uses for these adorable labels.

To learn more about Mable's Labels, check out their website! If you are interested in receiving a $10 off $50 or more coupon card, please comment below with an email to be contacted at. I will request your mailing address via email.







Saturday, March 22, 2014

Movie Screening Review- "Moms' Night Out"



As a member of MomSelect, I was invited to a private movie screening of an upcoming movie called "Moms' Night Out." This was my first movie screening, and this is my first review on a movie screening. I was not provided any monetary compensation. I received 2 free tickets to the screening, and once we arrived, the marketing team for the movie had swag bags with marketing gifts in it for the bloggers and guests to enjoy. I'm so excited! All opinions within this review are my own.

I attended the screening last month, with my 12 yrs old daughter, and we had a blast! This movie is keep-you-on-your-toes funny! Not one single person could stop laughing throughout the whole movie. I have never watched a movie that kept me laughing the whole time. (I laughed so much that I ended up triggering my asthma and had to use my inhaler during the movie. LOL)


"Moms' Night Out" features many well-known names in acting and the music industry, such as, Sarah Drew (from "Grey's Anatomy"), Sean Astin (from "Lord of the Rings" and "Goonies"), Patricia Heaton (from "Everybody Loves Raymond"), David Hunt (from "The Dead Pool"), Andrea Logan White (from "Marriage Retreat"), Robert Amaya (from "October Baby" and "Courageous"), Abbie Cobb (from "90210" and "Good Luck Charlie: It's Christmas!"), Harry Shum, Jr. (from "Glee"), Kevin Downes (from "Courageous"), Alex Kendrick (from "Courageous" and "Fire Proof"), and Trace Adkins, country music sensation. This movie is directed by The Erwin Brothers (who also directed "October Baby"). "Moms' Night Out" was filmed entirely on location in Birmingham, Alabama. This movie was given a rating of PG due to some action. I can PROMISE you that there is not one single curse word, profanity, or sexual content in this movie. It is the perfect movie for the whole family!

"Moms' Night Out" encompasses what every mom's life is like: full of chaos, errands, messes, and headaches. The one thing every mom would just love to have is a night out with her friends! Well, in order for most moms to do that, someone must tend to the kiddos. In "Moms' Night Out," the fathers are left to care for their children, and every single fear that a mom could have about leaving her kids in the care of anyone, eventually comes true during this movie! Watch as these fathers try to figure out how in the world their wives, the mothers of their children, tend to all the chaos on a daily basis. Since the movie is due to come out on Mother's Day, May 9, 2014, I am not going to give too much story line away, but I guarantee if you take your mom, wife, or just yourself to watch this movie on opening day/night, you will have a blast! (I loved it so much that I'm going to drag my husband out to watch it!)

I can honestly say that this movie is the best movie I've seen in a long time! I rarely get out to watch movies at theaters because I tend to fall asleep during the first 5-15 minutes of the movie. This movie had me laughing so much that I did not fall asleep even once!

You can find out more about "Moms' Night Out" by checking out the IMDb page about the movie. You can also check out the trailer for the movie. You can also find out more about the movie and the learn about the behind the scenes stuff when you check out the website!

REMEMBER, "MOMS' NIGHT OUT" HITS THE MOVIE THEATERS ON MAY 9, 2014!!!!

#DisneySide @ Home Celebrations Party

A while back, I was chosen to host a #DisneySide @ Home Celebrations Party thanks to MomSelect & Disney. It was a blast! I collaborated with my son's preschool and hosted it as part of a Valentine's Day event at his school. I used most of the items that were sent to me for the party. Some items I was unable to use (mostly decorations) due to the school being set up for their own event that was planned ahead of time, however, I donated those decorations to the preschool to be used in the classrooms and future events. The preschool was so excited to receive them.


During the event, I explained to the families about being a product reviewer and blogger and spoke to them about the wonderful sponsors of this event and how I was chosen for this party. All of the families and staff were so interested in finding out more and even requested that I do a class specifically on product reviewing and blogging so that the parents could try their hand in blogging!







I purchased Valentine's Day snacks and drinks to incorporate into the party since the preschool has a policy against bringing in home-made treats. I really wanted to make Mickey Mouse-themed snacks, but due to this policy, I was unable to. We set up a photo shoot spot where I took Valentine's Day photos of the parents with their children. I am going to be making prints of all of the photos and giving them to the families.

While I spoke with the parents, the children were doing fun activities in the classrooms. My daughter, who is homeschooled, volunteered to help out with the party. She did hand paintings (instead of face paintings) for the children. The photo below is of my daughter painting my son's hand. (This is why his face is not blurred like the children's faces below.)




The party was a great success, and everyone enjoyed receiving the sponsored goodies that I handed out.


*Due to preschool policy, I am unable to post photos of the children's faces online (per preschool request), so they are blurred out. Due to this same policy, I was not allowed to video record the event.*









 (This one is my husband and our son...so it's ok to show!)


As a member of MomSelect, I was sent free products for personal use and to give to my party-goers, in exchange for my blogging efforts and reviewing efforts. All opinions herein are my own.



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