Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Step 4 kids multiplication dvd review & giveaway(CLOSED)

Selected as "DVD of the Year" by CreativeChild Magazine and given a "star" review by the School Library Journal, the Steps4Kids to Multiply DVD offers approx. 80 minutes of help to those teaching or learning their times table. This 2011 Steps4Kids multiplication DVD offers engaging visuals, calm auditory instruction and support, and discussions about patterns and tips to help children remember their numbers.

15 Tracks in all: Track 1 - Information for teachers and parents, Track 2 - Introduction to math terms & properties (e.g. factors, identity property, associative property, etc.), and Tracks 3 - 15 teach the times table of numbers using vertical and horizontal presentations. Each number track includes a practice test to help children with their rote memorization of the equations shown in the track. After being reviewed by both the adult and child jurors from the Kids First! Coalition for Quality Children's Media, the Steps4Kids to Multiply DVD was given the "All Star" (3 star) endorsement rating!
This has been really helping Brendan as they are learning on how to multiply with larger numbers right now. This is a great learning DVDs and they also carry other learning items.

Back to school beauty

Getting ready to head back to school or sending the kids back? Need a little time to yourself before jumping into the hustle and bustle of the fall? Need to get your skin back to beautiful after all the summer torment and sunburns? We have just the product for you, Montagne Jeunesse masques! Montagne Jeunesse masques are the perfect way to get yourself Zen and beautify your skin at the same time!
They sent me over 3 of their masks to try out
My favorite has to be the fruit smoothie one it was really tight on my face and I could really feel it working to shrink my pores.
Brendan said I looked crazy but it felt so nice. I would recommend this mask to anyone I have really sensitive skin and I did not break out at all. I have purchased these before and you can find them at Walmart, CVS or Walgreen's for about $1.99 a pack.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Designer Liners Review & Giveaway US only (CLOSED)

I reviewed Designer Liners which are stylish decorative biodegraable trash bags that are perfect to "Dress the Mess" in your home or office. The bags are packed withthe designs on the inside. This is how you should insert the bag into a wastebaske, the design shows over the lip. They currently have 10 colors to choose from. They sent me their Navy Blue Polka Dot pattern which is 5-6 gallon size.

They come in a 12 pack and sell for $9.99 per pack. You can buy these on Designerliners, amazon and I really like these and they dress up my trash can and make it more attractive. I love that they are biodegradable as well. These are great!

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

Monday, August 29, 2011

Purslip Purse Organizer Review

I was sent over some items from Purslip for review. The Purslip is a purse within a purse.
Each Purslip purse organizer interior has 1 large zippered pocket, 4 credit card pockets, 1 pen pocket, and 2 miscellaneous pockets for cell phones, mirrors, lipstick, etc.
The outer shell is made of satin polyester and is available in ebony or champagne colors.
Patent Pending. Dry clean only.
They come in 2 different styles           Aurora — Rectangular Purse Organize, and the     Josephine — Oval Purse Organizer.
Purslip JosephinePurslip Aurora
They also both come in 2 different colors champagne and ebony.

Purslip Aurora EbonyPurslip Aurora Champagne

I was sent over the Aurora set in 3 different sizes.
7" long x 5 1/2" high, bottom is 2 3/4" wide  $19.99
10" long x 6 1/2" high, bottom is 3 1/4" wide  $21.99
12" long, x 8" high, bottom is 3 3/4" wide $23.99
Then when you want to switch purses just pull out the purslip and insert it into the next purse. I love this and anything to help keep me organized is a big plus to me being a mom on the go.

I received these items for review purposes. My opinions are honest and I was not paid for this review.

Cahootie Review

We all love to make these out of paper. I cant count how many of these I pull out of Brendan's backpack. When I had the opportunity to do a review for Cahootie Brendan was excited.

Cahootie's mission is to build a leading tween brand that promotes esteem-building conversation and positive self expression through social interaction. Through our award-winning folded paper products, we aim to deliver an experience of fun, learning and connection among Tweens and their families and friends. Through, we aim to deliver a dynamic online social playspace that allows tweens to interact with real world friends in a safe and secure environment.
Cahootie is distributed through Justice stores (formerly called Limited Too), Hallmark stores, specialty toy and gift retailers nationwide, and online at and We currently have over 20 themes including our line of animal-themed Cahooties under license with Discovery Channel's Animal Planet™, and many more on the way. Visit our products page to learn more about our offering.

They have a full line of girls Cahooties and they have a set of Animal Planet product line that are great for boys. We were sent their Cats Rule Cahootie. It is really cute.

Animal Planet™ Cats Rule!

Cats Rule! But of course you already know that…if you are simply nuts for your cat or any kitty you meet, then you will have a blast playing Cats Rule! Cahootie, the iconic folded paper game reinvented to deliver crazy feline fun with loads of entertaining questions, fortunes and challenges for cat lovers of all ages!
You can also register to be a member of Club Cahootie where you can decorate avatars, listen to music, play games and watch episodes of Glee.

Cahootie also donates to non profit organizations. They are an overall great company.Brendan loves this.

I received this item for review purposes only. My opinions are honest and I was not paid for this review.

Alphabeasts Review

Brendan was sent over a Alphabeast for review.  What are alphabeats?
The Alphabeasts are super-friendly characters that possess special powers. These incredible powers help the beasts work together to solve any problem on their exciting adventures. Always doing what is right, the Alphabeasts are giving and courteous, and they love to watch out for each other.
Why do the Alphabeasts have letters on their bodies?
These adventurous guys and girls have a letter of the alphabet right on their body that comes in handy when given a problem to solve or a duty to accomplish. No task is too small for the clan, and with the help of their most magical power…the ability to come together and spell words with their letters…they can get out of any jam or overcome any obstacle!
They sent over the letter T who is Topsy Turvey. They have 26 unique 15" double sided learning companions which retail for $20.00 each.

This beast lives up to his name while moving around Alphaland by flipping from his front side to his back side. Unorthodox, but effective. Topsy-Turvy can easily get turned around and lose his way, which means the other beasts spend a lot of time looking for him.
He is very soft and Brendan loves to sleep with him and use him as a pillow. These are a big thumbs up with us.
I received this item for review purposes. My opinions are honest and I was not paid for this review.

Zubels Toy Review

I recently had the chance to review for Zubels. The sent me over one of their eco friendly handmade toys.
How are you Eco Friendly?
Zubels is an eco-friendly product for several reasons.
1)      Zubels uses 100% cotton yarn.  Cotton is a natural fiber and a renewable resource.
2)      Zubels has minimal packaging.  By not packaging our product with excessive and needless packaging there is less waste of resources and less waste for the landfill.
3)      Zubels uses eco-friendly low-impact dyes.  For more information on our dyes, see below

What are eco-friendly dyes?
Zubels uses only eco-friendly low impact dyes.  Low impact dyes are eco-friendly for several reasons. 
1)      They don’t contain toxic chemicals or mordants (used to help set the dye)
      2)      They have a high absorption rate (which leads to less water needed during dyeing)
      3)      They use low temperatures during dying (which saves energy)
      4)      They are more expensive (which means that they are reclaimed and not wasted)
Want to find a store near you just click the store locator.

They sent me their "Twirly Cute" Bella dances in the spot light. Which is their 7 inch and retails for $8.00 it also comes in 12,24, and 36 inch.

They are so cute and soft and have a rattle inside. There are many different ones to choose from with prices starting at $15.00 each. I would definitely recommend these to any mom or person who wants to give a great gift. If you are interested in a certain one I have a price list just comment below and I can give you a price for it.

I received this item for review purposes only. My opinions are honest and I was not paid for this review.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Gourmet Gift Basket Winner

The winner of the gourmet gift basket is...
Who is skyrobinson
Congrats I am sendin you a e-mail if you do not recieve it please send me your full shipping info to thanks

Friday, August 26, 2011

TrishyBear Etsy Headband Review

I had the opportunity to review a headband from Trishybear on etsy which retail for $10.00.
She has many different patterns to choose from and they are very well made. I liked it in my hair and it stayed really good too.

Elastic headband in tan with blue and white berry print. Elastic headbands are great for keeping your hair back. Bad hair day? Put a band in and go. Fits snug around entire head.

Color: Tan with white and blue berry print by Cloud 9, organic fabric
Band Measurements: 20 inches around head.
Size: Fits most adult heads and kids 8 years and up       

She also makes burp cloths, dog collars, and belts.

I received this item for review purposes. My opinions are honest and I was not paid for this review.

100% Pure Cosmetics Review

100% Pure Cosmetics sent me 2 items for review. The first item that I was sent is their HEALTHY SKIN FOUNDATION with SUPER FRUITS SPF 20 (full coverage / satin finish)Which retails for $32.00 I choose the color Peach Bisque.
100% Natural, 100% Vegan, Gluten free
Rich and creamy, full coverage makeup that conceals all imperfections so you look like you have perfect skin without looking or feeling heavy. Crème to matted powder finish makes your skin velvet soft. Formula is enriched with antioxidant packed super fruits, vitamins and other skin nourishing nutrients. SPF 20 protects your skin from sun’s UVA and UVB rays. Colored from the pigments of fruits and vegetables rather than being colored from minerals or synthetic dyes
The color matches my skin perfectly and my skin has never looked better using this foundation I LOVE it.

The next items was sent for Brendan to review and it is their YUMMY ICE CREAM STRAWBERRY BUBBLE BATH which retails for $12.00 12 f loz.
All Natural, 100% Vegan, Gluten free
Get super clean and refreshed with delicious smelling bubbles that will clean you head to toe! 100% Natural, very gentle formula does not contain any synthetic chemicals, harsh detergents, artificial fragrances, chemical preservatives or any other toxins that can harm your young, delicate skin. Instead, we use the highest quality, organic, all natural nutrients to nourish your skin. And because the future belongs to you, our formulas are biodegradable, our labels are printed with soy ink and our packaging is recyclable and is mostly made from post consumer recycled plastic, glass or aluminum. We also love animals so all our formulas are vegan and since all our ingredients are natural and food based, none of our ingredients or formulas ever had to of been tested on animals!
Recommended for children 2 and up.
I added this to Brendan's bath and he said mmm that smells just like strawberry ice cream. It is great and did not break out either of our skin.

These items are great and I definitely recommend to anyone. I love their foundation and will be using it all the time.

I received these items for review purposes only. My opinions are honest and I was not paid for this review.

Barefoot Yoga Eye Pillow Review

I want to tell you about a company called Barefoot Yoga. "We offer these personally designed products as tools to help achieve more peace and stillness through the practice of yoga when there is restlessness of the mind, intellect and spirit. "

They sent me one of their Silk Eye Pillows which retail for $17.00 but are on sale for $14.45.
100% soft silk, filled with flax seeds. Choose unscented or lightly scented with dried lavender. A zipper opening at one end allows you to empty the contents, making the pillow hand-washable, refillable, and adjustable

The lavender smells really good and it was so relaxing. The silk is soft & cooling, while the shape of the pillow contours to your face adding gentle pressure & blocking out light, relieving tension & calming active muscles around the eyes. Used for deepening relaxation during Savasana, Meditation & afternoon naps. Also a natural remedy for chronic headaches. Also squeezing the pillow enhances aromatherapy. I love this eye pillow and really help to relieve my headaches. I would recommend to anyone who likes to relax. This would be the perfect gift to anyone especially to new moms.

I received this item for review purposes. My opinions are honest and I was not paid for this review.


I recently tried some of Us Moms fertility tests and pregnancy tests. The packaging came quickly and it was very discretely packaged. First I want to tell you a little about the company.

Us Moms is a family owned fertility and trying to conceive business. You can buy products online at our store to aid in your trying to conceive efforts. Some of the products we sell are: pregnancy tests, ovulation tests, fertility tests, fertility lubricant such as Pre-seed and more. Our goal is to sell these great products at a much lower price than our competitors.

Recently, I was told that I may never have children. Me and my spouse went through a lot trying to conceive. Things that I would never wish upon anyone. The few years taught me a lot about trying to conceive and fertility. I did not want the efforts to go to waste. I strongly believe that everything happens for a reason. I may not have children now, but I can make it okay. I can celebrate my angel's lives, no matter how short.

I decided to create Us Moms in hopes to, not only create a good future for myself and my children, but to help other women do the same. I hope that we can help in every single way. I sincerely hope that you are satisfied after you leave here today. A thank you goes out to everyone for their support- we really do appreciate every order, review and comment.
The first item I am going to tell you about is her Fertility FHS test. The FSH test, or Follicle-stimulating hormone test, was designed for times where elevated levels of the follicle-stimulating hormone is associated with infertility or menopause. Many women wonder about the quality of their eggs and if they are about to reach menopause. It is a natural feeling to think that if you do not get pregnant now, you might not have enough time. All of our biological clocks are constantly clicking. One way to ease your mind for an inexpensive cost right from the comfort of your own home if to use a FSH Test.

Women who are suffering infertility, missed menstrual cycles, or irregular ovulation can use our FSH test to see if their symptoms are related to elevated follicle-stimulating hormone levels. A FSH test may be taken to help determine fertility issues and evaluate a woman's egg quality.

When you are testing for elevated follicle-stimulating hormone levels, you can either have a blood test done or use a urine FSH test at home. Obviously, the cheaper and easier way to test your fertility would be by using a FSH test at home. A FSH test is commonly used in fertility clinics around the world to evaluate a women's egg quality or supply.

A FSH test can also be used to evaluate irregular or even absent menstrual cycles. Thus, a FSH test can help determine whether a woman has gone through menopause or is about to experience menopause.
She carries 3 different tests. FSH Test Strips, FSH Cassette Device Tests and FSH Midstream Tests.

Next I will tell you about her ovulation strips.

Ovulation Test

An ovulation test is a test that detects your Lh Surge and thus, when you are going to ovulate. An ovulation test can be taken right at home for cheap and you can buy them online. Not very many women know what an ovulation test even is or that they even existed. Women often buy ovulation tests when they have been trying to conceive for several months with no lock. Ovulation tests are a great way to track when you ovulate and help you get pregnant now. Not only that, they are quite cheap to buy and you can buy them online for privacy.

What is an Ovulation Test?

An ovulation test is a test that can be taken right from home and can tell you in advance when you are going to ovulate. They are very cheap and quite easy to use. You can buy them in the store or you can buy them online for really cheap. They are also 99% accurate, FDA and Health Canada approved, very sensitive and the results are very easy to read. Right before a women ovulates, her Estrogen levels are higher than normal. These higher levels trigger your Lh Surge, which is a surge of the Luteinizing Hormone. This Lh Surge can be detected using an Lh Surge test, which is also called an ovulation test or an OPK.

What is OPK?

OPK stands for an "Ovulation Predictor Kit", which is the same as an ovulation test that detects your Lh Surge. This test can tell you when you are going to ovulate. OPK is a short way of saying it and many women who are trying to conceive use the term, "OPK". When you are in the forums or reading a blog and you see this term used, these are the tests that they are referring to.Many women have no idea what an OPK is until they have begun trying to conceive. When they learn what an OPK is, they are shocked to see how cheap they are to buy online. Either way, OPKs are a great tool to detect your Lh Surge.

How Do They Detect When I will Ovulate?

These OPK tests detect your Lh Surge. Your Lh Surge happens about 24-48 hours before you will ovulate. The test will turn positive, just like a pregnancy test, a few days before you are going to release an egg from your ovary. This is a great way to plan ahead and know exactly when you are fertile. A women only has 24-hours a month to conceive and not know when you are going to ovulate can make conceiving almost impossible. If the egg that is released during ovulation is not fertilized within about 24-hours, it will begin to disintegrate and can no longer be fertilized by sperm. That is why detecting your Lh Surge, and thus your ovulation, using an OPK is very important.

She has 2 differernt tests. Ovulation Test Strips they retail for $1.10 the more you buy the better the discount.

Ovulation Cassette Device Tests which retails for $1.25

Ovulation Midstream Tests which retails for $1.80
These really worked for me and clearly showed when I was ovulating.
Lastly I tried some of her pregnancy tests. Ultra Early Pregnancy Test

The earliest pregnancy test available on the market today has a sensitivity of 10 mIU/ml. That means that the earliest pregnancy test can detect hCG, the pregnancy hormone, at a level of only 10 mIU/ml. Obviously the higher that number is, the less sensitive the home pregnancy test is. First Response has the most sensitive one available to buy in person but the tests only have a sensitivity of 12 mIU/ml. Our earliest pregnancy test beats that! You know what else? Ours are about 95% cheaper; allowing you to buy that much more! That's great news for you pee-on-a-stick addicts! If you were to buy a one month supply of kits from the drug store, you would be spending near $100.00! You could get 100 here for that price, sell them to your friends and make a profit! That's how ridiculous the price is for those drugstore ones.

Our early pregnancy tests are just as good as the drugstore ones. They are over 99% accurate with a 97.8% specificity (meaning they have a 98.7% of not not detecting any other hormone other than the pregnancy hormone, hCG). They have a high sensitivity, they are FDA and Health Canada approved and they are way cheaper.Our early detection at home pregnancy tests are very easy to use and easy to read. The test strip comes int he widest form to allow for easy to read results. With these accurate home pregnancy tests, you can detect conception as early as only 6 days past ovulation. That's around a week before your expected period!
Although my pregnancy tests were negative and I didnt get a BFp it clearly showed that I was not pregnant and the line was very dark and clear. These are great and I will continue to use this company

I recieved these items for review purposes. My opinions are honest and I was not paid for this review.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

How to make your own healthy fruit rollups

This has been a requested post. Alot of you saw my post on facebook where we were making our ownfruit rollups and asked for the recipe. This is what I used.

Items needed:

2C fruit
1C applesauce
lemon juice

Depending on the fruit used you will want to cut it up until you get 2 cups. For peaches we left the skins on for extra fiber. Then set aside.
Add the 1c applesauce to a blender, a splash of lemon juice to help keep the color of the fruit from turning brown, and sugar. You can add as little or alot of sugar that you want. I added just a little bit to sweeten. next add the fruit and puree it unil all fruit is liquid.

Next if your using a dehydrator mine came with fruit leather trays spray with a bit of cooking spray and then pour.
If your dehydrator has holes inthe trays line with parchment paper and spray a little but of cooking spray. Pour out your mixture and smooth out until it is about 1/4in thich.
I had my temp on 135. when it isnt wet and you can peel it then it is finished. it took ours about 14 hours.

Green Babies Review

I had the opportunity to review a product from Green Babies. I want to tell you a little about about them.

The Green Babies Promise

We know your baby is the most important person in the world to you. With this foremost in mind, we offer outstanding products that positively impact the health and well being of babies and children and add to the joys of parenthood. Pound for pound babies take in more food and water than adults, and because of this, they may be at increased risk from exposure to toxins.
Therefore we carefully choose anything we offer for your children by evaluating factors such as questionable chemicals, suspected endocrine disruptors and nutritionally inferior ingredients. Simply put, we wouldn’t want to offer you anything for your baby that we wouldn’t want for ours.
We believe there is no greater joy than a happy healthy baby and it's our privilege to invite them to be Green Babies.

They sent me their Shampoo & Wash which retails for $10.99
Bath time is a special way to show baby how much you care. Baby Me Shampoo & Wash is made with the finest cleansers and natural botanicals the Earth has to offer. A surprisingly effective clean, this emollient-rich formula also soothes and protects from the top of baby’s beautiful big head to the tips of tiny wiggling toes.
  • NO synthetic fragrances or phthalates
  • NO parabens
  • NO sulfates or petrochemicals
  • Never tested on animals & 100% vegan
  • Hypo-allergenic & tear-free
  • Bottles are a minimum of 50% PCR material
Brendan said it makes his hair really clean and he smells fresh like a baby.

I received this item for review purposes only. My opinions are honest and I was not paid for this review.

Crunchy N Yummy Review & Giveaway(CLOSED)

I had the oppurtunity to try out some snacks from Crunchy N Yummy. They sent me over 5 bags of their snacks.
Crunchy N Yummy™ freeze-dried fruits taste great, contain many natural vitamins, and are the perfect daily serving of flavor and nutrition.
Crunchy N Yummy™ fruits are naturally freeze-dried at their peak of flavor. Our freeze-dried fruits retain all of their color, flavor, and nutritional value. Crunchy N Yummy™ is processed at a facility that does not manufacture any products containing nuts, dairy, soy or wheat. Crunchy N Yummy™ does not contain preservatives, salt, sweeteners or gluten. Crunchy N Yummy™ is 100% natural fruit, 100% natural taste, and are very low in calories.
At Crunchy N Yummy™, we believe in upholding a social responsibility to our consumers, farmers, and the environment. That is why we use only the highest quality organic fruits sourced from local farmers in South America and regionally packaged. Also, the water that is removed from our fruits in the freeze-dry process is returned to our farmers for growing the next generation of delicious, fresh, and juicy fruit.
Crunchy N Yummy™ is easy to store, carry, and serve plus a nutritiously guaranteed way to provide your loved ones with a daily dose of healthy, natural fruit.
Crunchy N Yummy™ is a healthy natural snack, made from ripe fresh fruit at the peak of sweet juicy taste.                                                                      Papaya

I love this I put strawberry and bananna in my cereal. How yummy is this.

Kushy Foot Review

I had the pleasure to review some of Kushy Foot's products.
The first item I am going to talk about are the Flats To Go.
These retail for $9.99 and they carry different styles and clors. Cream colored perforated Flats-to-go®! Soft, flexible faux leather Flats-to-go® are an instant and elegant solution to a perennial need for the relief of sore heels, blisters and scrunched up toes. Featuring an elastic back for a better fit, and a unique, 3-dimensional wavy sole that cushions and massages the foot as the wearer walks-perfect for indoor and smooth outdoor surfaces. They slip neatly and easily into their owner's purse, folded into a cute clear plastic carrier with its own little handles. 1 pack per order They are very comfortable and fit easily in my purse. Great for those nights out.

Next is The Trouser & Knee Highs Microfiber Crew.
These retail for $11.97 they come in cream and black. The new crew length style features a comfort roll top band for a non-binding fit and special Coolmax fiber to wisk moisture - all with the knit-in cushioned sole. The style is ideal with the season's hottest Gladiator type shoes, but also works well with heels or cool pumps. Massages your feet with every step. I will be wearing these with my boots this winter. These are great.

Next is their Lace Foot Covers which retail for $11.97 and come in 5 Kushyfoot Lace Foot Colors.
They provide the same cushioning as the Microfiber Foot Covers to protect the soles of your feet and also offer you the freedom of bare legs but with a pretty feminine lace showing thru your shoes to make a dressier look. Wear with heels to the office or with your ballet flats, every day. 3 pairs per order. Massages your feet with every step. They are so comfortable and pretty as well. I love the way these feel when your walking.

Lastly is their Foot Covers Super Ultra Lowcut which retail for $23.97 they come in 2 colors or you can get the multi pack with both colors.
Kushyfoot Ultra Low Cut Foot Covers with the most discreet coverage ever! An extra toe cushion and a comfort heel pad to protect the back of your foot and keep the product to stay secure in your shoes. Take pleasure in the freedom of bare legs and feel great about not having your foot covers show past your shoe line! 3 packs of 2 pairs per order Assorted Pack includes 1 pair nude, 1 pair black. I love these they have a heel guard. I need these in my heels I always get blisters on my feet.
I definitely recommend these items they are great and I love them!

I want to thank the PR company for providing these items for review. My opinions are honest and I was not paid for this review.