Saturday, August 30, 2014

Subway - EAT FRESH - We Did Today!

What is the first thing that pops into your mind when you hear "SUBWAY"?  It's "EAT FRESH", right?  That marketing theme and the face of Jared (the guy who lost all that weight eating Subway sandwiches) are some of the instant things that pop into mine when I hear it!

All products were sent free of charge for this review/feature (coupons for free sandwiches).  I was not offered any monetary compensation by posting my honest opinion about the sandwiches.
Today, the kids and I got the opportunity to each enjoy a 6 inch Subway sandwich...ON SUBWAY!  At first, I wasn't sure that the coupons we received, sent to us by a manager at Subway, were going to be honored...but they were!
One of the reason I love this restaurant, besides the fact that their sandwiches are made with fresh ingredients (freshly baked breads and fresh veggies)...is the fact that each one of my kids can customize their sandwiches the way they want to.  That makes them feel in charge and special!
And yes...MOMMY CAN TOO!

It's funny to watch the kids go through the line...asking for specifics for their 6 inch sandwich.  My kids don't like much, at all, on their sandwiches.  In fact, all but the oldest daughter, don't enjoy any condiments (mustard, mayo, dressing) on their's.  It's mostly meat and lettuce.  Pretty dry, but that's how they like it!  And since Subway doesn't have ketchup as a condiment (yes...the like ketchup on their deli sandwiches), we come home so they can add it and make it just right!  They don't even like cheese.  
Silly kids...they don't know what they are missing out on...

But I, on the other hand love to have my sandwich loaded with all the veggies!  Yes...even jalapenos and extra pepperchinis. I honestly don't enjoy the "meat selection" at Subway (personally, I'm picky about deli meat cuts), but my kids love it!  So mommy typically opts for the Veggie Delight!  It's always been my favorite...and yes, I have been known to eat a FOOTLONG a time or two, in one sitting!
We checked out, came home and enjoyed our delicious lunch...THANKS SUBWAY!  This was the perfect lunch for the kids and I!  

What's your favorite SUBWAY SANDWICH?  

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was offered five free 6 inch sandwich coupons in return for this review/feature!  I was not offered any monetary compensation. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

I Love Packing Ritz "Fresh Stacks" In Their Lunches...SEE WHY!!

Packing my kids lunches is a daily routine!  Probably for most of you mommies, right?  Sometimes I do it at night and sometimes I do it in the morning before they leave for school...but regardless, all four of my kids typically take their lunches & snacks to school.  
Since they are in school for months on end...sometimes a mommy can get burnt out on PACKING IDEAS!

All products for review/feature was sent free of charge by the company!  I was not offered any monetary compensation by posting about this product!
Ritz "Fresh Stacks" are actually a product that I already have in my cupboard for packing into those empty lunch bags.

WATCH THE VIDEO and see why this was not a "NEW" product for me...even though it's probably a new product for you:
Take my word, these crackers are delicious all by themselves but add extra flavor when you use dips or hummus.  These "fresh stacks" are also the perfect size for mommy to enjoy for a late night snack.
Have you tried these before? 
 Want to know more?  
CLICK HERE and check it out!

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

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Something To Confidently Smile About - Colgate #GIVEAWAY With $100 Gift Card

You've been waiting all week for this, right?
All products for this review/feature were sent free of charge from Colgate/Palmolive for these review/features!  I was offered only samples of the product and $100 gift card to purchase more Colgate products for my family, in response to my honest opinion of their products.

See the big bright white shiny smile on my face??  
That's because, after all that I've gotten to share with you about Colgate products (Colgate Total Lasting White Mouthwash and Colgate Kid's Mouthwashes), I get to finally offer (1) of my LUCKY One Bored Mommy Readers their chance to win a huge gift pack of Colgate products too!

Can I hear a WOOHOO?

Here's what will be included in the winner's prize pack:

Now admit it...you're totally excited too, right?  
Entering is so simple, easy and quick...YOU HAVE TO DO IT NOW!!

Enter This Giveaway Below:
It has been a blast for me to share with you guys about these Colgate products and I know that next time you're browsing the personal care items at Walmart or Target...and you see these products on the shelf, you'll not only smile and think of me...but also consider buying them for your own family!

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was offered a review/feature package from Colgate Palmolive that included Colgate Total Lasting White Mouthwash, two Colgate Kids mouthwashes and a $100 gift card to purchase more Colgate products as needed for our family!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Colgate Total Ambassador - Part 2 - Colgate Kids Mouthwash

Do your kids like brushing their teeth?  
Do they floss every day?  
Do they use mouthwash too, to complete their teeth cleaning routine?
I try to make sure mine do!  TRY...being the opportune word!

All products were sent on behalf of Colgate-Palmolive for review purposes only!  I was given a $100 Gift Card to use in purchasing more Colgate products for my families oral hygiene.
As you know, if you read yesterday's post, I was offered the position as a Colgate Ambassador...to try out some new Colgate Products before they arrive on store shelves.
The second part of this feature today, is with my kids and the Colgate Kids Mouthwash!

My oldest daughter and youngest son stepped up to VOLUNTEER for this taste test and trial run.  Of course, the bottles were very intriguing...especially for the little guy...because what little guy doesn't love the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES?  Even mommy loves those guys!

These mouthwashes are an anticavity fluoride rinse that will help protect your kids from cavities, strengthen their enamel and clean their mouth with a much fresher breath.  Plus, if they look in the sink when they spit, they will see what was left from their teeth brushing too.  That's always a bonus!

WATCH THEM TRY IT OUT:
Of course, there was a little brutal honesty in this video.  When you're doing a review with kids, that's going to happen!  My little guy said the mouthwash he tried, tasted a little sour and sort of like pineapple.  I didn't personally try it, so I am not sure!  However, after the video was done rolling, he decided he did like it...and was upset and wanted to re-tape the video.  So I guess his initial taste test wasn't good, but maybe the after taste warmed him up to it?  Our oldest daughter enjoyed hers.
With both these mouthwashes, at least at our house, we use them at night before bed...so there is no issues with not being able to eat or drink for 30 minutes after.  They have all night to let it do it's magic.  And yes...I typically sing to them while they are swishing...it makes the time pass quicker!  Sometimes we even dance!
Ultimately, the kids did enjoy these mouthwashes and they will be used on a daily basis in our house!  If your children don't currently use mouthwash, I would highly suggest they start.  Children aren't the best "TEETH BRUSHERS" and using this as extra support for their oral hygiene is a PLUS!  It helped me when I was a little girl too!

Keep watching, as the final post in this series (coming Fri) will include a #GIVEAWAY you will not want to miss out on entering to win!  TRUST ME!  It's a good one!

CLICK HERE to learn more about these products from Colgate!

I was not paid to feature this post!   I was compensated by posting this review/feature with the products sent for this review/feature, as well as a $100 gift card to purchase more Colgate products for my family.  All products were provided by Colgate-Palmolive for review purposes only!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Colgate Total Ambassador - Part 1 - Colgate Total Lasting White Mouthwash

Oral hygiene...as you know...is very important in our home!  
Why?  
Two reasons, because our smiles are one of the first things that make a FIRST IMPRESSION on people and because dental issues are not cheap!  But really, because I care about the health and well being of our mouths, from the inside out!

All products were sent on behalf of Colgate-Palmolive for review purposes only!  I was given a $100 Gift Card to use in purchasing more Colgate products for my families oral hygiene.
I was delighted to be chosen as an Ambassador for Colgate Total...to get to share with you some new and exciting products they are launching this month!  Are you excited too?  You should be!!  
There are always perks to being an AMBASSADOR, right?
We received a package that I will be breaking down into a couple different reviews...because honestly I want you to absorb all the information, not just skip to the end to see what's in it for you!

SO CHECK back this week, as we tell you all about the Colgate Total and Colgate Kids new products!
But first up...I got to try out the Colgate Total Lasting White Mouthwash.  I have been using Colgate Total Whitening products (toothpaste and toothbrush) for some time now and I love them!  My mouth always feels clean, my teeth are maintaining their pearly white shine and I haven't had any major teeth issues...so I chalk that up to brushing enough and using products that work!  So I was delighted to know that I can take my teeth cleaning experience even further with this new Colgate Total Lasting White Mouthwash, after I've done my flossing and brushing every morning!  
AWESOME!!

CLICK the video below and watch me try this out for the first time:
(I know...I know...I'm NO Kelly Ripa, but it's an honest product review video by a real mommy, right?)

So as I write this, about 30 minutes after trying it, my mouth still feels clean and fresh.  The burn is gone and there is a slight minty flavor left...so I am pleased!  I am excited to continue using this product and not only keep my teeth white, but also to strengthen my teeth (cause heaven knows they need all the help they can get).  This formula is supposed to help re-mineralize the tooth enamel and help prevent cavities (sugar bugs...our kid's dentist calls them).  It also has a tarter prevention system and overall should improve the health of your mouth if you use as directed.
Will you be looking for this Colgate Total Lasting White Mouthwash on your local store shelves?  
It's not expensive and if it works...why not give it a shot?

Keep watching, as the final post in this series will include a #GIVEAWAY you will not want to miss out on entering to win!  TRUST ME!  It's a good one!

CLICK HERE to head straight to their website to learn more about Colgate Total Lasting White Mouthwash!

I was not paid to feature this post!   I was compensated by posting this review/feature with the products sent for this review/feature, as well as a $100 gift card to purchase more Colgate products for my family.  All products were provided by Colgate-Palmolive for review purposes only!

Monday, August 25, 2014

They Accepted the #ALSICEBUCKETCHALLENGE Too...

My kids were so excited they got nominated for this #ALSICEBUCKETCHALLENGE , so when they got home from school today, we filled the buckets and video taped the following:
They nominate their Uncle Jason, their Grandma Moe and their Papa Curt.
You now have 24 Hours to donate $100 or accept the challenge & donate $10 to an ALS organization!

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was not compensated in any way by posting about this challenge!

@Haba_USA - Sand Toys That Are Fun And Creative

As you know...we are a family that loves the beach!  
We love the sand, the water and the sunshine!  
We love things that take us outside to do together as a family!

All products were sent free of charge for this review/feature!  I was not offered any monetary compensation by posting my honest opinions about these products!
I was delighted to have the chance to receive a couple of Haba's Outdoor Toys...that are perfect for our "FAMILY BEACH TIME".
We received the Sun Bistro and the Spilling Funnel.
The Sun Bistro is perfect for your little baker!  Don't let a day in the sand stop her from making some lovely cakes.  This set includes a bowl, a hand wisk, a measure cup, a plate, a cake mold and fruit molds (to decorate the top of the cake)...cause with sand, you never know what "KIND" of cake you'll be creating!
The Spilling Funnel is honestly probably my favorite of the two.  Why?  I've never seen anything like this before, but I know my kids are going to crack up using it!  You fill one side with sand, one side with water and then lift it up and create.  You can write with it, you can build with it, you can make a mess with it...all in the sand!  LOVE IT!  Don't tell me your kids wouldn't love playing with this too, right?

Sadly, we have yet to get another beach day in and not sure when our next one will be...but I can tell you a few things that I do know for sure about these toys...
1.  They are very durable - built to last hard plastic construction
2.  They take "beach time" creativity to an all time HIGH
3.  They bring some fun ideas to quality family time
4.  They are different than any beach toys I've ever seen
5.  My kids can't wait to try them out for themselves
6.  I can't wait either

So unfortunately, I don't have pictures of us using the products first hand...and I am honestly not sure when we will get to the beach, with our lives in "back to school" mode.  But I will say that we are super excited and can't wait to try these out!  They will definitely be packed in our beach bags and will probably be the main focal point of our next "beach day" outing as a family!

I can't wait!

CLICK HERE to see the entire line of Haba Toys!  They offer so much fun, creative, imaginative products, you'll be sure to find something that your kids will enjoy too!

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

Sunday, August 24, 2014

SPREAD THE MESSAGE - This Video MIGHT Convict You!

Man...after seeing this on Facebook, I had to share this with you guys!  
Why?  
Because it's heart breaking to me!  
Let it speak to your heart:
Now I know it's not everyday that someone approaches you to ask for something to eat, but if they did...would you be willing to share your food?  I mean, stop and think about it for a second!  Would you?  If not...what is truly your REASON behind not sharing?

How come the priviledged are not willing to share, but those who have far less...will share what little they have (even what was just given to them) with someone else who is hungry?  Maybe because they can relate to their hunger?  Maybe because they are thankful for the little they have and want to give someone else the chance to be thankful too?  

THINK ABOUT IT...and next time you're approached with a similar situation, be the person that you would hope would HELP YOU if you were IN NEED!

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was not compensated in any way by posting about this video or movement!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

#ALSIceBucketChallenge - Challenge Accepted! #StrikeOutALS @alsassociation

It's viral...so I knew it was only a matter of time before I was "challenged" to do the #ALSICEBUCKETCHALLENGE . 

Thanks to my sweet "little" sister...I got nominated...
Now...honestly there was a small part of me hoping that I would be forgotten about and no one would think the wiser about nominating little ol' me...not because I didn't want to give to a good cause, but because I HATE (I repeat...I HATE) cold water on my body.   I will avoid the ocean, a pool before it's warm enough, etc., at all cost!  I'm a total wimp when it comes to extreme temperatures...but regardless, I am accepting this challenge with a smile on my face...because it is for a good cause!

You do have to admit though, it is a huge waste of clean water (when you can simply donate), when there are companies who are doing their best to provide clean water to families in other parts of the world...because they are not as PRIVILEGED as we are...to live in a country that provides clean water to us.

SERIOUSLY...check out www.love-water.org and consider donating to them.  Can you imagine not having clean water to drink, bathe with, etc.?  Life would be a lot different for us, wouldn't it?  How many people would have done this challenge with DIRTY Ice Water?  Probably far less...

WATCH ME GET SOAKED HERE:

(sorry, the camera cut off my head in parts of this video..and man was that water "take my breath away" cold!)
...and I look forward to seeing those I've challenged to continue "PAYING IT FORWARD" too.
I'm nominating "THE" Nate Berkus, Dagmar Bleasdale (from www.DagmarBleasdale.com), and Lisa Arneill (www.GrowingYourBaby.com) to complete this challenge as well!  GOOD LUCK GUYS!  Let's make a difference!
You have 24 hours to complete this challenge & donate $10 or don't & donate $100 to the ALS Association!
And don't forget to donate to the ALS - http://www.alsa.org/fight-als/ice-bucket-challenge.html
And consider donating to a worthy charity www.love-water.org as well!

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was not compensated in any way by posting about this challenge.  I made a donation to the ALS foundation in conjunction with this video being posted!

A SAFE, No Tip or Slip Stool? I LOVE YOU Safe-T-Stool !

Kids...climbing or sitting on counter tops...is one of my biggest pet peeves as a mom.  If you've read this site for long you know that I am a "safety mom" when it comes to my children and so many things can happen when kids climb up on a counter top (both while they are up there and when they try to get down).

All products for this review/feature were sent free of charge!  I was not offered any monetary compensation by posting about my honest feelings on this product!

I was delighted to learn about a product (designed by a concerned father) that should probably be in every house in the USA.  Why?  In my opinion, this product is not only perfect for children, but also parents too.  You never know when you might need a "SAFE LIFT" to reach something in a cup board that is too high for you to reach.  At least for us "short people", having a stool handy (or sometimes a chair) is an asset in the kitchen.  

And what about hand washing?  The bathroom sink might be to tall for your little one, so what type of stool do you have for them to reach?  Is it REALLY SAFE?
But honestly, how many times have you been "UNSAFE" and used something to stand on that had wheels, maybe was a bit wobbly or could have tipped or flipped over if you weren't extremely careful?
The Safe-T-Stool was designed for parents and children...to make climbing and reaching a bit safer.  It is almost physically impossible to flip over, no matter where or how you stand on it.
It's durable, has rounded corners, comes in several different colors, it is light weight, can handle up to 500 pounds of weight, and it's small enough it can be tucked in a closet or even a cupboard...for safe keeping...if you don't have the floor space to leave it out all the time.

TRULY...I would recommend this product to any family!  Why?  SAFETY FIRST!  We all have needed a little "boost" at some point to reach something...especially our kids!  Wouldn't you feel better knowing that they are at least going about it in a SAFE way?  One that, even if they are reaching for something they shouldn't, won't result in an injury to their face, body or even things in the kitchen?  Plus, this will last through all your kids...and maybe even your grandchildren too!

CLICK HERE to learn more about Safe-T-Stool and consider purchasing one for your home!  
Trust me...ours will be getting plenty of use!

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

Friday, August 22, 2014

@HillshireFarm - Naturals - YUM! Lunch Meat The Whole Family Will Love!

Packing lunches has become routine for me again!  I'm inspired, I'm excited and I've researched different ways to pack FUN & HEALTHY lunches for my kids from resources like Pinterest.  
People are so creative, right?  I am sometimes blown away by the time and effort some mom's put into "CREATING" the perfect lunches for their kids.

All products for this review/feature were sent free of charge by the company!  I was not offered any monetary compensation by posting about these products!

My main focus for lunches for my kids is health and satisfaction.  
Will they get enough to eat!  
Will the food they are eating, help them make it through the school day focused and ready to learn?  
I was delighted to receive a package from Hillshire Farm with their "NATURALS" line of lunch meats.  Since "eating healthy" is important to me, I am cautious about different types of foods my children eat.  For instance, I have never been a huge fan of lunch meat, because I've always thought that most of it tasted like plastic or a piece of FAT...rather than a slice of meat off a turkey breast or chunk of ham.

I will say...Hillshire Farm "NATURALS" is different.  The meat is actually meat!  That's right!  There is no artificial ingredients and no nitrates added.  It's NATURALLY meat, sliced thin, perfect for eating as a snack (with some cheese), for breakfast with an egg over it, as a sandwich (with all the fixings) or even neatly placed in a Cordon Bleu chicken breast. 
Is your mouth watering yet?  It should be!  
Take my word for it...I've tried all four varieties and they are all delicious, but the the "Honey Roasted Ham" is my favorite!  It's sweet, hearty and totally satisfying!  YUM!  With a little melted swiss cheese, it makes the perfect sandwich for a day like today!

And yes...this is the new Naturals line from Hillshire Farm, helps me feel confident that my kids are eating something that's going to fuel them for their school day too!

CLICK HERE to check out all that Hillshire Farm has to offer and be on the lookout for the Naturals line your local grocery store!  If you don't see it...request it!  You and your kids will love it too!

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was compensated only by the products sent for this review/feature and the two coupons for me to purchase 2 more containers of lunch meat.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Clean Teeth With HELLO KITTY & @FireflyTB - Smiles And Independence

My kids ORAL HYGIENE is extremely important to me.  I mean, a CLEAN MOUTH IS A HAPPY MOUTH, right?  I do the best I can, to make sure they brush, floss and rinse twice a day (morning and night) when they are with me.  As they get older, I let them take on more responsibility for making sure they are taking care of their teeth to the best of their ability, all on their own.

All products for this review/feature were sent free of charge by the company!  I was not offered any monetary compensation by posting my honest opinion about these products!

But products like FireFly Toothbrushes are products that make my job a little easier and their responsibility, a little less demanding.  As you know, or maybe you don't, these toothbrushes actually light up (have a built in countdown timer in lights) and count for your kids, to make sure they are brushing for the right amount of time and getting their teeth REALLY CLEAN!  LOVE IT!  

It's accountability, without mommy having to be in the bathroom with them while they brush.
We just received samples of their latest product line, featuring Hello Kitty.
We received the Firefly Hello Kitty Ready Go Brush and the Firefly Hello Kitty Anticavity Mouth Rinse.
As you can see...our daughter was thrilled to not only try them out, but she loves her adorable new toothbrush and mouthwash.  For heaven sake...what little girl wouldn't love this?  I mean...the products are pink, girly and have HELLO KITTY on them! 
Using this toothbrush is simple.  They simply apply toothpaste and push the button on the handle and start brushing...that's when the countdown begins.  The light starts out green, turns yellow as they are approaching the end of their brushing and then red...when they have completed their brushing.  
LOVE IT!
The mouthwash comes in an adorable container.  We love this type of mouthwash because it comes with a "cup" to use, instead of "SHARING THE BOTTLE".  It also limits how much they will use per rinse, so less waste with each bottle.  Our daughter loved the flavor too ("melon kiss")...she said it didn't burn like some mouthwashes do.  This means she will actually use it!  
LOVE IT!

CLICK HERE to see all of the FireFly products! 
 I always recommend them to my friends, with little ones, because it makes teeth brushing a fun and much more independent activity.  This is a WIN for everyone!

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

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Please...Please...PRETTY PLEASE! #PutaRibbononIt

WE need your help guys!  Those of you that know me, know that I am not a fan of contests on Facebook that involve voting...because I truly think it's not fair to those of us "normal people", who don't have a million friends, willing to click through a link and hit the vote button for them.  

It becomes more of a popularity contest, than a creative talent contest... which isn't always fair for entries that really deserve a #WIN.
Ribbons & Bows....A Mommy Just Knows...Call It "Intuition"....But I Think This Entry Could Wrap Up The Competition! #PutARibbonOnIt

With that being said...my sister has entered a contest (#PutaRibbononIt) and she needs your vote!!  LOL!  If she wins this  prize (which includes a trip to San Diego), it might offer this Auntie (ME) the chance to spend time with them that isn't on calendar right now!  Since they live in Texas, and plane tickets aren't free, we only get to spend a minimal amount of time, a year...together.

So if you want to make my day...and my sister's...please click the photo above!  It will take you to the page that you simply need to "LIKE" and then CLICK on the VOTE button by her picture.  
SUPER SIMPLE and easy...and we will both be very, very grateful!

THANK YOU!

Plus...this AUNTIE just thinks her little niece is SIMPLY ADORABLE too!

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was not compensated in any way by posting about this contest!  If my readers vote, it only betters my sister's odds of winning this contest!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Hey...It's Friday...LAUGH A LITTLE! It's FREE!

Not sure about you, but I know that I am excited about the weekend almost being here...

So to start this weekend out right...I saw this video and it made me literally LAUGH OUT LOUD...so I had to share it with you guys too!
Hope it brings a giggle or two to your FRIDAY afternoon!!

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was not compensated in any way by posting about this video!  I personally thought it was funny and wanted to share with my readers!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Another Movie I "May" Have To See - Christian Mingle

Oh man...online dating!
Really?  
My, my...how the world has changed...right?

I saw this trailer today and had to share with you guys...
What do you think? 
Did you laugh or shake your head? 
Is this one you'll add to your MUST SEE list?

I was not paid to feature this post!  I was not compensated at all by posting about this new upcoming movie!

The Wet Brush - I LOVE THIS THING!

My girls have very long, naturally wavy and very tangled hair when they get out of the shower.  If they don't use a lot of conditioner, when they are showering...untangling their hair is even more of a challenge.

All products for this review/feature were sent free of charge by the company!  I was not offered any monetary compensation by posting my honest opinion about this product!
I've searched for combs and even brushes that will work to make this "EVENT" less emotional and more enjoyable.  Every once in awhile, we get lucky and we have found one brush that does a decent job...but nothing like what I am about to tell you about!
The Wet Brush arrived...and just in time for BACK TO SCHOOL hair styles and fuss!
We tried this brush out tonight, for the first time...in this video:
I kid you not, I hadn't tried it yet and wasn't sure it would even work...but it really did work like a cinch!  No pulling, no tugging, no fussing, no grumbling (our youngest is more vocal about the tangles being untangled) and the brush glided through her hair with ease.  
HOW AWESOME IS THAT?
I LOVE THIS THING!  I wish I had found it years ago, instead of battling the snarls and knots that could have been simply and easily resolved with The Wet Brush!  Our daughter walked around after we did this video...brushing her hair and giggling about how easily it combed through her hair!  
She loves it too!

SERIOUSLY...check it out for your family!  CLICK HERE!  You might simplify your daily hair routine by using an detangling brush like THE WET BRUSH.

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

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A Mouthwatering Feature - @WeightWatchers Frozen Dessert Bars That Will Sweetly Cool You Down - #GUILTFREE

Summer might be wrapping up, but the hot weather seems to stick around a bit longer...at least where the kids and I currently live!  
I've been proud of myself, so far, to maintain a decent budget when it comes to running my air conditioning...but there are just some nights that are too hot to not cool the place down!  And one of the ways that I've also managed to fight the heat without spending lots of $$, is indulging on a sweet treat that won't weigh too heavily on my conscious when the HEAT IS ON outside!

All products for this review/feature were sent free of charge by the company!  I was not offered any monetary compensation in return for my honest opinion about these products!
As always, I am delighted to try out new #GUILTFREE frozen dessert options from Weight Watchers.  These freezing cold, sweet treats...are the perfect thing to cool my body down and offer my sweet tooth a little bit of satisfaction! 

JUST A WARNING...the following pictures might cause excessive drooling and an immediate, mouthwatering desire to run to your nearest grocer and purchase a box of these FROZEN TREATS for yourself!
I received two boxes of their bars and I'll admit, both looked fantastic before I even took them out of the wrapper...especially because today was yet another hot day.
My first taste test was the Dark Chocolate Dulce de Leche Bars.  
OH MY GOODNESS!  *eyes roll back in head*
The mixture of dark chocolate with the sweetness of the caramel ice cream?  A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN IN MY MOUTH!  No...seriously...I could savor each and every bite of that bar.  The best part?  I don't have to feel the least bit guilty about eating it...because it works with my diet...not against it.
My second taste test was the Divine Triple Chocolate Bars.  Now...I must say...for those of you who are CHOCOLATE crazy...this is going to be your Weight Watchers Bar of choice!  
These bars are extremely rich and chocolaty...and soooo delicious!

YES...they are as good as they look on the boxes!

I'll be honest...the Dark Chocolate Dulce de Leche Bars are my favorite...but both were exquisite to my taste buds!
BE ON THE LOOKOUT for these in your local grocery store and if you can't find them...request that they start carrying them immediately!  
You'll thank me later...

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

My Magical Mermaid - She'll Never Want To Get Out Of The Bathtub Now! @Zurutoys

My kids all love their "bath time".  They always have...since they were little bitty.  It seems, as they get older, there is less play and quicker in's and out's.  But there are some days...when it's just fun to take a warm bath, take a few fun toys (my kids like to play with legos, cars, dolls, etc.) in the bathtub.  Especially my two youngest, who still really enjoying some good old fashion imaginative play.

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So when we were offer the "My Magical Mermaid" for a review...I knew this would be something my youngest daughter would be ALL ABOUT.
This little robotic mermaid actually swims in the water.  Her little tail fin flutters and she swims about.  She comes with three different weights, which all weigh differently on her and help her swim under water too.  She can back float and she can glide across the water with ease.  She really does make swimming look fun and easy.  
My daughter is going to be totally in awe of this adorable little Mermaid.
In fact, she's super cute too.  We received "Shelly"...and I love her pink tail, her bright hair and the fact that she comes with TWO EXTRA BATTERIES.  Oh yeah, I love that she actually works too!  Which you know you're going to need...because the more your child plays with her...the more fun it will become.  They will figure out how to use the weights, have her doing all sorts of tricks, etc.  
So much bath time magic can happen with this fun little Magical Mermaid Shelly.
I honestly didn't fill the bathtub up with much water (we're on water restriction), so I didn't use the weights to see her dive down or swim below the water...but you get the basic idea by my video that she does swim very gracefully across the water.  I'm not sure that many girls will have access to an aquarium or tank (that they sell separately), like their advertisement video (see at the beginning of this post)..for her to get that type of depth in her swimming...but the concept is awesome if you do!

CLICK HERE to learn more about these adorable robotic swimming mermaids and pick which one you think your child would enjoy playing with the most!

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