Tuesday, April 30, 2013

RoboForm Makes Logins Easy...The Ultimate Password Manager

Now days, everything has a login and password, right?  
Our e-mails, our online shopping accounts, our social networks, etc.  
How does someone keep it all straight?

I had the opportunity to try out RoboForm. (I was given special download access for this review/feature.  I was not paid to offer my honest opinion on the product!)  I'll admit that I was leary at first, because I don't like the idea of something "REMEMBERING" things like this for me...
But I have to tell you, it's so nice to have this program handle logging into everything for me...once I get it all initially set up.  It's as easy as logging in and then clicking a few things for it to remember.  Easy Peasy!

Your logins are always available from any computer or device.

It's nice to know that if I forget, RoboForm has my back and can handle all the different, separate and sometimes "updated often" logins and passwords for all my online accounts.

The latest security protects your data and only you can access it.

CLICK HERE to learn more about RoboForm and see if this might be something that would come in handy for your family to use too.

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by the product sent for review/feature!

"When The World Was New" - Dean Jones New CD Coming May 14th

Do your kids love music?  
Do you love music that will get their brain's thinking?  
What about songs that will help develop your children's vocabulary and also offer a great message?  

I received this CD (sent free of charge for this review/feature and I was not paid to give my honest opinion about it):

When The World Was New - Dean Jones, which will be released on May 14th, will have your kids thinking about the world, music, sending out mail, standing up together, etc.

Every song has a different type of beat and is unique.  
Some of the songs are witty, while others have a truly touching message.

CLICK HERE to learn more about this CD and even listen to a few of the songs to get a taste...

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by the product sent for review/feature!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Rest Easy With This Motorola Wireless Video Baby Monitor MBP41 - Exclusively At @BabiesRUs

When I had my first baby...I had "THE WORLD'S WORST" baby monitor.  I was living in an apartment complex and I think I got more sounds being streamed in from other apartments, than my little guy's actual room.  It was so bad...I never really used it...because at times, it actually scared me, when I would hear a man's voice (obviously coming from another apartment telephone), crossing lines with my monitor.


So when I receive products like the one I am about to tell you about...I am totally BLOWN AWAY!!  Seriously...new parents now days, can seriously have far more peace of mind and comfort in knowing that their baby is A-OK in their bedrooms at night with baby monitor systems like this:
The Motorola Remote Wireless Video Baby Monitor MBP41 (only at BabiesRUs) is in my opinion...about as GOOD AS IT GETS when it comes to baby monitors.  This thing has all the bells and whistles...and even more than that!  
(This system was sent free of charge for this review/feature and I was not paid to give my honest opinion on the product).
This "WATCH THEM DREAM" system is simply amazing!  
It's super easy to set up.  
It is super easy to use.  
It's super easy to LOVE & USE all the time with your new baby!!
I had the system set up in about 5 minutes.  A few things that I really liked about this system in particular is the fact that the hand held monitor is like a little remote control (besides being a viewing screen).  You can actually move the camera around the room (to get a different perspective on things) in all different directions and you can tilt, pan and zoom.
The hand held monitor has a crystal clear picture and sound too.  Plus, it allows you to RESPOND to the baby or child (yes...you can sing to them, talk to them,etc.) and it will warn you if you are OUT OF RANGE!  SERIOUSLY...I'm not joking when I say this has all the bells and whistles.
Plus, it has infared NIGHT VISION...so you can clearly see your child in a dark room...almost perfectly.  Especially since night time is when new parents panic the most about their child's safety, breathing and sleep patterns...this monitor is going to be their favorite sidekick.  And you can pair it with up to FOUR cameras.  So almost every room in your house can be, if you choose to, be monitored through this system.  
How awesome is that?

As if you aren't already blown away by all the amazing details & functions of this Motorola Remote Wireless Video Baby Monitor MBP41 system...I was blown away by the price!  I was expecting something like this to be far more than $300.  But right now, you can purchase this exact system at BabiesRUs for $169.99!

CLICK HERE to learn more about this system!

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by the product sent for review/feature!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

"GUILT FREE" Red Velvet Creme Cake? THANK YOU @WeightWatchers !

What if I told you...you can indulge!  
You can take your taste buds to "THAT PLACE" they like to go...when you're treating yourself to a naughty sweet treat!  
We all do it sometimes...ADMIT IT!

I personally LOVE Red Velvet Cake!  LOVE IT!  But man...I always feel guilty after eating a big slice...and especially if it's covered in cream cheese frosting!  
NOT ANYMORE!!  At least not when I eat these tasty Weight Watchers "Red Velvet Creme Cakes" (sent free of charge for this review/feature and I was not paid to give my honest opinion about them).   In fact...I can smile, open, eat and indulge...and walk away feeling great about my dessert option...because these little tasty treats only have 90 calories per serving!  
Seriously...it's nearly as good as the real thing and the portion size is perfect...because we honestly eat TO LARGE of portions for dessert (at least I'll admit that I do)!  The cake is moist and the cream cheese frosting is rich and fabulously wonderful!
Did you know that Weight Watchers has even more delicious baked goods to choose from?  If they are anything like the Red Velvet Creme Cakes, you're taste buds will be just as delighted and your conscious will be guilt free!  SCORE!!  Plus, they come individually wrapped...so you can take these on the go, pack them in lunches, etc.  PERFECT!

To take the Tasting is Believing Challenge, follow the steps below:
2) Try one of our tasty Crème Cakes, Coffee Cake or Chocolate Brownie.
3) Download, complete and mail in requested information outlined in REFUND FORM

CLICK HERE to see the entire selection of yummy baked goods!

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by the products sent for review/feature!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

GiggleDots - Nursery And Kid's Bedroom Room Decor And More...

When you are starting to decorate your very first nursery...especially for a long awaited arrival, there is not a single "TOUCH" you want missing from this special room.  I think it's sweet when parents are excited to show off the room they have decorated for their new sweet heart...especially because you know they poured a little bit of themselves into picking every single detail out.  Everything is set up in anticipation of this sweet new baby!  What a blessing!

With each of our kids, I have tried to make their room's special to each child...and I still do as they grow and change.
We received some samples from GiggleDots - Nursery Decor For The Modern Baby (sent free of charge for this review/feature and I was not paid to give my opinion of each product) so that I could help get you excited about their new ONLINE store and all the fun products they have to choose from!
I believe that a huge part of setting up any nursery or small child's room is storage and organization.  
At least for me...that's key!  
You have to have a place to store all those dirty clothes, all those noisy toys, etc. 
These "CANVAS FOLDING STORAGE BINS" and "CANVAS FOLDING LAUNDRY BINS" are awesome!  Not only because they fold completely flat, when you are not needing to use them (love this)...but because they are made out of HEAVY DUTY canvas and made to handle quite a load inside.  They also have a cardboard (matching covered) insert...that keeps the bins "in shape" when they are empty.  With metal reinforced handles for carrying a load of laundry or carting the toys around the house, these bins are perfect for busy on the go families.
And they also have matching room decor...like these adorable "CANVAS WALL ART SETS"  (we received the GiggleDots 3-pc. Rusty Giraffe Wall Art Set) that are bright, trendy, modern and super cute.  These will add character to any wall that needs "a little something" in your new baby's special room.

CLICK HERE to see all they have for sale!

CLICK HERE to learn more about & see more of GiggleDots product line for your nursery or children's room.

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by the product sent for review/feature!

Coming May 14th - Team Umizoomi "Animal Heroes" DVD

Do your kids love Team Umizoomi?  
Do they get MIGHTY MATH POWERS and love going on adventures with the tiny team of superheroes, "Milli, Geo and Bot"? 

Then there is an all new DVD coming on May 14th, your little PROBLEM SOLVER is not going to want to be without!

Team Umizoomi Animal Heroes DVD (sent to us free of charge for this review/feature and I was not paid to post any of the information about this new DVD) will take your kids on four awesome animal missions.  Your child can help Purple Monkey get his new Monkey Jungle Gym home from the zoo, rescue Buster the dog at the construction site, fix Cuckoo Bears' clock and find Farmer Dan's missing animals. 

Also, for a limited time, you will find free Team Umizoomi activities inside the DVD, for on-the-go math problems too!

CLICK HERE to pre-order your copy of this DVD and save yourself a few $$'s.

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by the products sent for review/feature!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Popcorn As A Mother's Day Gift? A Tasty...And Affordable Gift Idea From G. H. Cretors Popped Corn

Mother's Day will be here before we know it!  
Can you believe it's almost May? 
 There are always traditional gifts you can give the special MOM's in your lives...cards, flowers, and even candy.
Have you ever thought of gifting her with a tasty & affordable treat instead?  
G. H. Cretors Popped Corn sent us this gift package to try out (sent free of charge for this review/feature and I was not paid to post my opinion on this product) their varieties of their specialty...POPCORN!
All of these tasty popcorn treats are mouthwatering delicious and also FRESH!!  
Perfect for a quick snack or a special movie night with MOM.  How sweet!
It may not be a traditional gift, but it might be something that MOM will truly appreciate receiving as a special treat on Mother's Day.  
CLICK HERE to check out their website and learn more about their POPCORN and how it all got started for them!!

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by the product sent for review/feature!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Help Your Children Protect Themselves...WATCH THIS VIDEO WITH YOUR KIDS!!

The statistics are awful and down right sickening to me...
1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused by their 18th birthday!
but we can do something, as parents to not only educate our children, but give them the tools they need to protect themselves from the possibility of it ever happening to them.

 "My Body Belongs To Me," based on the children’s book of the same name by Jill Starishevsky, is an animated short film aimed to educate children about sexual abuse and empower them to speak up.  It's a free and highly accessible educational tool for adults who want to begin a conversation with children about sexual abuse.

 Please (I beg you)...take the few short minutes it takes to watch this video with your kids (maybe even twice) to offer them the encouragement and education they need to hopefully help them to feel comfortable talking to someone about it...if something happens to them.  
This could prevent something from ever happening!

And please...share with your friends and family too!!  
We can all be a part of the education to protect our children!!

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was not compensated at all about posting about this PSA!

"Nose Picking" As A Game? With Gooey Louie It Is!

Kids love to pick their noses!  Right? 
No matter how much we, as parents, try to stop them from doing it...it's inevitable. 
 In fact...I've seen some grown adults who enjoy nose picking as well.
So I wasn't TOTALLY surprised (but did have a good giggle) that Goliath Games (because they always have the most unusual games) has a game with just that idea in mind...
GOOEY LOUIE arrived at our house (sent free of charge for this review/feature and I was not paid to give my honest opinion) and my kids couldn't wait to start digging in his nose to win the game.  
Thankfully, it involved VERY LITTLE assembly and the game began!
The idea of the game?  One of those ooey gooey green snots will cause Gooey Louie's brain to pop out of his head when it's pulled on.  But the best part is the waiting to see who will pick it.  Taking turns, they pass him around, digging in and picking out their choice.  Finally...one will get a hold of "THE ONE" that will release his brain.  And BOY DOES IT FLY when it comes out!
All four of my kids had a blast playing this fun "family friendly" and truly unique game.  I had fun watching and also appreciated that these "snots" are not messy and can be re-used over and over again for long term fun.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Gooey Louie and I'm guessing, if it's anything like the other Goliath Games we've received...you're kids will be begging for this game soon!

I was not paid to feature this post! I was compensated only by the product sent for review/feature!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Boutique Clothing From Italy? You'll Say "Ooo La La" To Caffelatteacolazione!

Boutique clothing can cost a bit more than department store clothing for your children...but you'll be paying for the quality & time that is put into each and every piece that is sent out.  
Take it from someone who used to run her own "Custom" Children's Boutique...not only does the person sewing the clothing put their heart and soul into everything they create, but you'll receive a ONE OF A KIND article of clothing too, that you couldn't purchase anywhere else.
I was so excited to receive a package straight from Italy.  
A place I hope to visit, at some point in my lifetime!  
Not only does this boutique offer an amazing (LARGE & VAST) selection of boutique clothing, but their products are going to be unlike anything you can buy in a boutique here in the US.
We received several pieces of Caffelatteacolazione clothing line (sent free of charge for this review/feature and I was not paid to offer my personal opinion of each piece) and I was saying "Ooo La La" when I pulled out each piece.
Our oldest son received this amazing T-shirt that has raw edges (which really adds character) and is fits different than our traditional t-shirts for boys here in the US.  He actually loved it.  The fabric is super soft and stretchy and it was something he not only didn't want to take off, but will be wearing until it no longer fits him.
Our little guy received an adorable outfit.  The Micro green striped pants with drawstring
 are lounge style with a drawstring waist.  I love the little button detail on the adorable Tunic Linen micro lines, as well as the wider sleeves.  I would definitely say this outfit is uniquely adorable!
Our youngest daughter received this delicate Ecru Knit dress & Liberty set.  This dress is perfect for the hot coming summer months ahead.  The knitted top is stretchy and airy and the light floral print bottom will keep her looking pretty, but comfortable too.  Plus, it comes with a matching headband/head scarf, that adds the perfect touch to this beautiful dress.
Finally, our oldest daughter received another amazing Romantic dress gray flowers.  This one has a ruffle tie sash (that she absolutely loved) instead of a headband/scarf.  I love the button down back and again, this fabric is perfect for summer because it's light and airy too.  

If you're in the market for something unique, something different and something you can say you BOUGHT in ITALY...then you HAVE TO CHECK OUT THIS ONLINE STORE (CLICK HERE)!!  She has an amazing shop full of lovely & unique to the US items that your kids will be fondly noticed when they wear them out and about.

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by the products sent for review/feature!

Four Peas - Hip "SCHOOL" Stuff To Last The Whole Year Long

Backpacks in our house last about 1/2 way through the school year now days.  My kids are tough on things, but especially since it seems they bring their entire SCHOOL DESK home with them every night for homework.  It seems that bags have to be sewn "EXTRA TOUGH" to stand up to all the wear and tear that "school days" can bring...
I was so excited to receive a few products from Four Peas! 
(sent free of charge for this review/feature, which I was not paid to blog about)  
They have some of the cutest, trendiest and well made backpacks I've seen!  
We received:
Our youngest daughter was delighted to VOLUNTEER to not only help us show off this adorable school backpack...but we packed it up (with the pencil bag and her luggage tag all filled out) and it marched off to school with her today too.  

I love that it's roomy, well made, has a side pouch for her to keep her sunglasses (which she so kindly pointed out to me), and they even offer a PERSONALIZED option, where you can have their name embroidered on it.  These bags are made to last through the ENTIRE school year.  The pencil bag was shaped like more like a duffle bag than a traditional pencil bag, which I thought was cute.  The luggage tag was easy to get out, easy to write on and easy to put on her bag.  LOVED all three products!

CLICK HERE to see the entire selection of Four Peas products (backpacks, bags, and even accessories) and perhaps your kids will start out next year with a new bag from Four Peas too!

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by the products sent for review/feature!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Natural And Organic Products - Good Earth Beauty

Caring for your families skin can be a very delicate and personal thing!  
Are you picky about the things you choose to use on your skin?  
I love learning about companies that choose to be natural and organic.  These products are better for the environment and seem to also be a good choice for our own personal use too!  We received (2) products from Good Earth Beauty (sent to me free of charge for my opinion, review/feature) that I am confident and excited about using for my own skin.
The Sugar Body Scrub (we received the "Morning Rain") scent, not only offers an invigorating scent (which wakes up your senses at first sniff), but also massages, helps your skin exfoliate and can even help with circulation as well.  My skin felt softer and more refreshed even after first use.
The "Moisturizing Soap Bar" (we received the Vanilla scent) looked kinda RAW & ROUGH...but smelled amazing and worked great!  Because it's made with only five natural ingredients, I don't have to worry about long term effects of usage on my skin and can  be confident that it's providing a fabulous scent for my hands all day long too.  Love it!

CLICK HERE to see the entire product line Good Earth Beauty offers to families just like yours!  
They only carry natural and organic products that are not tested on animals.

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by the products sent for review/feature!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Packing Lunches Is Simple And Easy With Pret A Paquet...

I pack lunches, on a daily basis during the week for three of my four kids!  And I love finding products that make this job easier for me, give me more options for choices of things I can send them to eat (healthy choices) and also keep their foods separated, cold until it's time for them to eat, and tasty too!
I was so excited to receive a couple samples from Pret A Paquet (these samples were sent free of charge by the company for review/feature and I was not paid to give my opinion on these products).
Don't you just love the color of these products?  
I DO!!
We received the "Lunch Kit", which offers a protective, zippered and insulated sleeve (that keeps the food colder for longer) and a divided lunch box with three separate compartments (perfect sizes for a sandwich, side and dessert).  Love this!!  It snaps tightly (to ensure the food will make it there, still contained until lunch time) and the sleeve is easy to pull on & off...so my kids won't struggle when it comes time for lunch.
We also received the "Salad Kit", which offers a protective, zippered, and insulated sleeve (that keeps the food colder for longer) and a larger bowl, perfect for a single serving of salad.  It also has a container (that fits in the lid) that holds your favorite dressing...so your salad doesn't have to be "pre-dressed" before it's time to eat.  I love this!!  No more SOGGY salads!  My oldest daughter is going to love this too, because she loves salads and now she can take this for lunch.  

Healthy lunches, happy bellies and happy kids...makes for a happy mommy too!  This would be great for me to take, as a healthy lunch option, when I'm on the go as well!

Pret A Paquet products are all designed to make "taking lunches" on the go easier on the family.  The person packing and the person who will be eating too! 

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by the product sent for review/feature!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Ninja Professional Frying System - "FAIR" Corn Dogs Year Round! Healthier And Quicker Too!

Every year...there is one particular "fair food" that I look forward to indulging in.  
Nothing compares to it, either.  I'm talking about CORN DOGS made hot and fresh in those portable fair booths.  They are delicious, greasy and always leave my taste buds wanting more.
So, I have to admit that...the first thing I thought of "FRYING" when this Ninja Professional Frying System arrived at my front door...was corn dogs!  Why?  It's something I've always wanted & been tempted to try at home.  
Now...I had no excuse not to try!!
Now, I'll admit that, I figured I would pull it out of the box and it would be "ready" for all the deep frying action...but I actually had to put things together (a little).  I had quite a bit of difficulty getting the machine to turn on.  In fact, I resorted to their website (CLICK HERE) for help, because I couldn't get it to turn on or even start up.  Once I did get it started...it popped a fuse in my kitchen, and that had to be reset...before the official FRYING started.
Aside from the small side delays (the magnetic cord is awesome for safety, but very sensitive & short in length, and comes unplugged easily), the oil heated really quick and soon
...I was into battering my hot dogs, dropping them into the frying system and  few minutes later...
taking out these "imperfectly breaded" but golden brown & perfectly cooked corn dogs.

Less Fat**

 Seriously...I can definitely work on my technique for breading them...but they turned out amazing and they were ready after only about 3 1/2 minutes of cook time (I did 3 corn dogs at a time).  
Our family ate hot and delicious CORN DOGS for dinner and it was a quick and healthier meal than if we had gone to the fair and eaten corn dogs there.  There are so many OTHER delicious things I can't wait to try "frying" in this new fun kitchen appliance!  I can't wait!

Plus...cleanup is a breeze with this machine, because several of the pieces of it (the main components) are dishwasher safe!  LOVE IT!

Would you be interested in trying out this Ninja Professional Frying System?  I am excited that I have the opportunity to offer (1) Lucky One Bored Mommy Reader their chance to WIN the same frying system as we received!!

Want to learn more about how this Ninja Professional Frying System can make "fried foods" less fattening and quicker to cook for your family meal times?  
CLICK HERE and check it out!

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by the products sent for review/feature!