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Moo Mini- Business Cards Review and Discount.

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About Moo: London, England is where Moo was born. But the cards are printed in Rhode Island.

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From the website: “As you might expect from a company that 'loves to print', we're rather fond of our paper and print finishes too. But there's a small problem. Looking at more photos of our smooth matte laminate or thick 100% recycled stock wont help you understand what it feels like in your hand. We love paper as much we love print. We never settle for second best and we don’t see why you should either. There’s no sneaky hidden charges for ‘better’ paper, because 'better paper' is MOO’s standard paper.”
You can get a sample for FREE of every single product they make. This includes shipping. No hidden fees, no broken promises. What they say is what they do. Business Cards, Mini Cards, Postcards, Greeting Cards, and Stickerbooks.
I’ve had the same business cards for 2 years, and they certainly needed to be updated. After ordering the business cards we moved, and the phone number I had wasn’t available in the area I moved. So I had to go over the business cards and cross out the old number and write in my new number. How unprofessional does that seem? VERY. I hated giving them out. It seemed so wrong of me to have to hand them out and then explain why there were marks and new numbers written. I was so embarrassed half the time.
When you hand out business cards, that is the first impression that someone has of you and your business. I wasn’t making a statement that I needed to make. I wanted to seem professional, witty, and the designer I am. I didn’t want to seem slouchy and not worth the time.
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When I seen an ad for Moo.com Business cards, I was all over it. They have some really awesome designs, having 12 full pages to choose from. If you don’t see something that suits your company’s design or niche, they also have the option of using your own designs. You can upload files from your computer, or you can import from Etsy, Facebook, SmugMug, Flickr, or Picasa.
Isn’t it every Business owner’s dream to see their own designs on their business cards? I know it did for me. I was totally ecstatic. I was in amazement from the very beginning.
I chose to get the MiniCards.
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Half the size of a standard business card, MiniCards are great for showing off your portfolio, your products or your business. With the option of a different image on every card, upload your own artwork or choose from thousands of designs.
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I loved that they come with paper covers that are bright. Because I need to update my camera, you really can’t tell what they say. They say “How very Exciting” and “Your Moo Minicards are inside” and then in each box came a little card {like a Mini Moo Business card} that said “You are our new best friend”. Great, because they are my new best friend also. There were so many designs and texts to choose from to place on the cards, that I just decided to choose theirs. I had some of my own work, but not on my computer. I decided to go with their designs and then add my information.
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Sorry that this is poor quality of what they actually look like. I tried to scan them from my printer, but it was giving me fits. I don’t know exactly why, it has never done to this to me before.
I am so amazed by the type of paper that these MiniMoo Cards are printed on. They are so much stronger and durable then my last business cards. They don’t bend easily which is a plus when you have kids who think they are “cards” and sneak into them all time.
I really liked that you could create all 100 cards differently if you wish. This was astonishing because when I ordered my other business cards, obviously they all were exactly the same. I had to pay $50 for 400 cards, and they weren’t even as well made as the Moo Cards. They got beaten up, tattered, and didn’t make my standards. They weren’t double sided, they weren’t Matte Finish, and they PRINTED their logo on the back. That’s why they didn’t offer double side, because they were also trying to promote themselves while I was promoting mine.  With the Mini Moo Cards, 100 cards is only $20, but you can usually get a discount from them, and shipping is dirt cheap. They are double sided, full color, thick, and matte finished. They are also printed on recycled paper, and printed in the United States.
I ended up making 13 different colors, because I am addicted to colors, and design and I just couldn’t stop myself.  I carry all three boxes in my purse, just so I can whip them out at random intervals and be like “look at these amazing things.” I totally drove my husband crazy with it. I showed him probably 10 times in one night. Kept lining them up and was like “These are sweet” He said “I know, you have already shown me 5 times today.” I couldn’t help but to laugh. Yes, I am a nerd, but when I get something I love I share with other people, even if they don’t own a business or have no clue who I am.
You might be next. LOL You might meet me in the aisle at a store someday, so just beware.
I chose so many different colors because I leave them at consignment stores and random places, and different colors attract attention. These Mini Moo cards are even more so attractive, and call attention to themselves because they aren’t standard size business cards, are easily kept in just about anything, and don’t get stuck in the insides of my wallet. I mean everything else is getting smaller- phones, televisions, computers- I just knew this was the right way to go. People love smaller these days.
The process of design was fun, the shipping fast, and the customer service absolutely amazing. Your orders are automatically saved so that you can go back and re-order the same designs, instead of starting all over. What a time saver. This company really does have the customer in mind. You automatically receive email updates telling you when your order is being processed, when it is being sent, and it is an awesome gesture. Who doesn’t want to know where their package is? I certainly loved it.
The boxes that hold your Mini Moo Cards are very strong. Believe me, they have held up in my monstrous purse with everything under the sun in there. The only problem I have is that people want more than one card because they love the designs. I am going to be out pretty soon at that rate. But hey, I’m glad they like them as much as I do.
They make so many different things, that you could stay on their website all day just looking at the different designs and products. I was in design heaven. =)
Moo has a cost calculator, so that you aren’t counting in your brain and just praying you aren’t going over budget. They make things so simple.
I want to showcase more than just the Mini Cards, because I was so elated with my order.
. Double-sided business cards as low as $18.69.
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Everything on their site is of awesome quality and for a great price. Now for the discount code:
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Moo wants you to be able to see what they have to offer at an even cheaper rate. Just enter the discount code at checkout.
DISCLOSURE: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions in this post are strictly my own and in no way influenced. I did receive products in exchange for an honest review.
What do you think of Moo and their Mini Cards? Think you’ll be getting you some in the future? What about regular business cards?
Thanks to Moo for working with me, and thanks to the readers for taking their time to read this.
Jessica

GoldenEel Review & Giveaway










I write basically all the time. I have tons of notebooks to categorize my thoughts, so that one notebook isn’t completely filled up with rambles that aren’t connected. This book is just right for what I needed to keep all my online websites and communities login and password info.
I also like to keep track of blog hops and places to list giveaways and such..



So I added some sticky tabs to make the notebook into a binder like notebook. I love the design of the notebook. It is so beautiful and thoughtful, and even the hubby tried to steal this one for work… But I branded it MINE.. haha
I love the quality, it isn’t a notebook that is going to fall apart easily, or be ripped to shreds by little hands.
Goldeneel is a Cafepress powered shop, which sells more than just notebooks.


They sell Hoodies
I really like this 4 leaf clover one..
Bloody Four Leaf Clover - Hoodie
They sell baby onesies
Stitched Heart Onezie
Love the stitched heart..
Dog Tshirts
Loved Dog T-Shirt
Pillows
Juiper and Christmas Tree - Throw Pillow
Iphone Cases
Born Lucky - iPhone Case
and more…
Find what you're looking for yourself or great gifts for your friends. You'll find merchandise with unique designs on t-shirts, hoodies, beer steins, posters, iGear and more!
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored Post. All opinions in this post are my own, and honest. I did receive products to review. I want to thank Goldeneel for Sponsoring this on my blog.. Facebook and Google are not affiliated with this giveaway what-so-ever…
And now for the Giveaway
One Lucky Made.By.Jess Reader will win a GoldenEel Logo Notebook…



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    Handsan Review

    This isn’t a hand sanitizer, it is a hand cleaner. It is the first vitamin based, alcohol free, organic hand cleanser. It is made from organic citrus extract and purified water, and has no artificial preservatives or colors. It is 100% safe for people, the planet, and animals.
    Handsan kills 99% of germs naturally with no added chemicals. It cleans without drying out your hands. It is a hand cleaner spray, so it is easy to drop in your purse and use on the go.
    It kills:

    Everybody has germs, you just have to maintain the spread of them. Cold and flu germs being spread are how people get sick.
    When someone has a cold and touches doorknobs, the telephone, bank pens, and toilet stalls and you touch it after them, you could get sick also.
    People have been carrying hand sanitizer bottles around, but now they have an awesome little spray. It does leave your hands wet, even after rubbing it in, so you might also want to carry a paper towel or something.
    When you have kids, you know how far germs go. Aidan was going to school and coming home sick at least once a week. Kids were coming to school with the sniffles and coughs. Where he was premature, he still has a low immune system and gets sick easily. He was missing a lot of school, and bringing it home to Adisyn.
    Washing hands is a big part of keeping germs away. If you don’t have a sink handy, you can always carry the Handsan. It doesn’t contain alcohol which you can dry out skin, and it is safe for kids to use.
    All in all, a great product for both parents, teachers, doctors, and kids. You can put this in a kids backpack side pocket, and encourage them to spray their hands every chance they can.
    I want to thank Handsan for working with me.
    Disclosure: This isn’t a sponsored post. I did agree to write a review in exchange for products.
    -Jessica







    Petcakes Review & Giveaway


    My daughter is crazy about stuffed animals and babies. You can always see her packing one around. Adam seriously gets on to me because she has so many. He’s like “why does 1 kid NEED all those toys?” I’m not sure why I let her have so many, other than the fact that they are hers and I don’t want to give something away that she still plays with.
    When these stuffed animals arrived, Adisyn went crazy. She jumped up and down when she seen me pull them out of the box. I thought it was so funny and cute. It made my heart swell to see her face. She was packing these toys in her little tykes car with her. She put them in her “trunk” and off she goes.
    Adisyn thinks that the cupcake “liner” that is the base, is their “bed”, She likes putting her “babies” and “animals” to sleep. Finding them covers and pillows and lining them up on a row on her bed. It’s simply adorable.

    These little animals are so cute. These are the two that we received.

    These animals have cupcake hat heads and a cupcake base. When you receive them, the base is attached to the animals hat by fishing line (what they use for clothing tags). If you have a smaller child, you could take this off to prevent choking, and leave it on for the older ones.
    They are cute quality made little playmates for your child. They have tons of these cute little animals to choose from, but I want to show you the animals from the Petcakes 2 series animals {wildlife}.

    Nutty Nicky-
    Nutty Nicky™ the squirrel is my name and running up trees is my game. I love chestnuts and walnuts, peanuts and almonds. I put them in the cupcake frostings when I snatch them off the picnic tables in Honey Suckle Woods™. I even have a place I hide cupcakes for the winter -
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    My name is Honey Cakes™. I live in Honey Suckle Woods™. I look for bee hives and then make friends with the bees. They let me taste their delicious honey. I spread it on my cakes, bread and put scoops of it in my tea.
    Roco Coco-
    Hi! Nice to meet you! I'm Roco Coco™ the raccoon and I love Honey Suckle Woods™. I sleep all day and come out at night . My friends and I have parties and sit around licking sweet frosting off cupcakes left from family picnics.
    Bamboo Berry-
    Pleased to meet you. I'm Bamboo Berry™ the panda. I live in the bamboo patch in Honey Suckle Woods™. It's quiet and peaceful there. I eat fresh tender bamboo shoots and for dessert I dream of vanilla cupcakes with berry frosting.
    Disclosure: All opinions in this post are strictly my own. I agreed to write an honest review in exchange for products.
    I want to thank The Petcake company for sponsoring this on my blog.

    Now for the Giveaway♥
    The Petcake Company is offering 1 Made.By.Jess reader a chance to win 1 Petcake from the Petcake Series 2 animals {the ones you see above}

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    Mertado Review & Giveaway

    Mertado
    Mertado.com is an online social shopping site that sells top of the line home & kitchen products at up to 70% off. Membership is free
    Here in Kentucky, it has been freezing {and actually snowing a little} the last couple of days. I hate the cold. I love the beauty that winter brings, but I am definitely not one to go outside in the winter unless it’s a necessity. Even then, I am bundled to the max.
    That’s why I prefer to stay inside unless I’m BUNDLED up {and the kids too} They may secretly despise me for making them look like fat Blueberries, but I can’t help it.

    That’s why- when I found this blanket, I think I fell in love. Out of the like 1000 blankets in my house, this one is my favorite.

    This blanket seriously feels like a dream. It makes me feel like  I have escaped the freezing and landed in a 5 star hotel with one of those awesome bathrobes. It is just an amazing feeling to be wrapped in it’s sleek softness.
    It is VERY heat catching. It keeps me SOO warm. Makes me not want to get out of bed in the morning =) But it’s lightweight, so it’s easy to bring in the living room, or maybe a football game.
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    It was so big that it covered my couch and was STILL hanging over. My new ♥♥.
    About Mertado:

    Launched in April 2010, Mertado is a leading social shopping site based in Redwood City, California. Built on the Facebook social media platform, the Mertado site allows shoppers to recommend purchases, see what their friends are buying, and interact with their network while shopping for their favorite brands at deeply discounted prices. Mertado has tapped Food Network TV veteran Curtis Aikens to tape exclusive segments for Mertado TV — a unique series of videos on the site that highlight recipes, tips, and tricks for using goods purchased on Mertado.com.
    Not only does this site offer so many different home products, but they also offer FREE SHIPPING on most items. How awesome is that? I love free shipping.
    They have tons of tricks and tips, and I am so FOR that.
    While I was browsing I found some items I wanted to share.

    Singer 4423 Heavy Duty Model Sewing Machine

    $148.16 & Free shipping.


    Cuisinart SS-700 Keurig K-Cup® Single-Serve Brewing System

    $199.00 & Free shipping =)

    Now on to the Giveaway:
    Mertado is giving 1 Made.By.Jess Reader a chance to win one of these totally awesome blankets valued @ $40.00

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    This giveaway/post was made possible by Mertado. All thoughts, opinions and observations are, as always, my own. I was given the blanket for reviews purposes only. No other compensation was received.
    -Jessica





    Kidorable Review & Giveaway



    About Kidorable:

    The Kidorable Story

    Kidorable Models
    In 1997, Kidorable sprung from the minds, hearts and efficiency apartment of Liping and Jonathan Domsky. They proclaimed, "The world needs someone to create children's apparel and accessories that are both functional and fun. We can do that."
    And so Kidorable was conceived. Starting with lions and cats and bears, oh my, manifested as umbrellas and hangers, Kidorable generated enough sales during its first year to break even and plant fruitful Kidorable seeds throughout the land. The following year sales grew ten fold. Every year since, give or take, a new style and/or product line debuted. And every year, the world joyfully embraced more Kidorable delights, give or take, than the year before.
    Children, it turns out, absolutely and unconditionally love Kidorable (almost as much as their parents and other children-loving grown-ups do.)
    Kidorable has the cutest items for kids. They carry so many different sets of items for both boys and girls.
    Raincoats, Umbrellas, Rain boots, Bath Towels.. All these things are needed, but who said they couldn’t contain creativeness? That’s exactly what Kidorable has done. They have made necessity items fun for kids.
    Believe me, it was easier to get him into this jacket, then having to wrestle with him to get any other jacket on him. He loved it. He thought he was Mr. Cool.
    He is in Preschool, and when I took him in to drop him off- all the kids went crazy. They loved Aidan’s jacket and boots, (and so did the teachers). They thought that they were the cutest items on the planet..
    AND- they were right…
    Look at Aidan in his Dinosaur Jacket & Boots- aren’t they awesome? He thought so!



    Doesn’t he just look so darn cute? He was so excited to get this. When I opened it, his eyes lit up and a smile jumped on his face. =)
    The raincoats are made a size bigger. This is a plus though. As parents, we know how fast kids grow out of clothing. When your buying something this adorable, you want to get as much usage out of it as you can.
    The boots I order 2 times too big for him, so that he could slip his foot inside the boot without having to take off his shoes. I didn’t think him staring at his dinosaur boots at school all day would be a great idea. =) It was an awesome experience to see him so happy over something as simple as a jacket and boots.
    I thought it was awesome that it also came with a matching dinosaur  hanger. These hangers are sturdy and so beautifully made..top quality and are so durable.
    Dinosaur Hanger Set
    & look at all the stuff you can buy that goes with it..
    The Umbrella
    Dinosaur Umbrella
    The Backpack
    Dinosaur Backpack
    The Knit Mittens
    Dinosaur Knit Mittens
    Knit Hat
    Dinosaur Knit Hat
    Scarf
    Dinosaur Scarf
    & Towel
    Dinosaur Towel
    Awesome, huh?
    Kidorable is giving one lucky Made.By.Jess Reader a chance to win an umbrella of their choice.. A $13.50 value.
    Dragon Knight UmbrellaBallerina UmbrellaButterfly UmbrellaFairy UmbrellaFireman Umbrella
    Lotus Flower UmbrellaLucky Cat UmbrellaSpace Hero Umbrella
    Disclosure: All opinions in this post are my own, and not influenced in any way. I promised to write an honest review in exchange for products.
    I want to thank Kidorable for sponsoring this on my blog..
    -Jessica

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    UgleePen Review & Giveaway (closed)



    I admit it. I’ve fallen in love. I have always loved to write, for as long as I can remember anyway. I enjoy writing. Each mind-flow has to be handwritten though. Working directly on a computer doesn’t inspire me, I have to feel the pen in my hand to get my brain flowing creatively. I’ve had so many cramps and pains from using uncomfortable pens. This wasn’t my choice, I just could never find a pen that told the truth. All these pens were saying that they were comfortable and glides just oh-so smoothly across the pen. Oh, were they ever so wrong.
    The Ugleepen had me from hello. I’m not even sure why it’s called the Ugleepen, I think it’s design looks awesome. I love everything about it. How the gripper feels so jelly-like, like it’s just molded to fit your hand. When your writing the pen leans the way you hold it, it makes sacrifices for YOU. Not you for it.
    I want to personally thank Dr. James Lee for this innovative discovery. I’m sorry that he had to be in discomfort to find the calling of this pen, but I’m grateful he did.
    It feels so amazing to actually put the fun back into writing. Before this pen, I had to time writing by the hand cramps. I could tough it out for awhile, but then my hand would be consumed with pain.
    The best thing about the Ugleepen is how it remains comfortable, no matter which position you hold your pen.
    The ink just seems to flow so freely. No more skips and having to trace over something again- wasting time and possible train of thought. That’s one of the reasons I don’t use gel pens. I can’t stand for a pen to miss half the word they are supposed to write.
    Gel pens may come in some awesome colors, but I won’t even use them to decorate because of that eerie scratching thing they do to the paper. It freaks me out, and sends chills up my spine.
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    • uglee pen pink 
    • uglee pen white 
    • uglee pen yellow 
    • uglee pen green 
    • uglee pen blue 
    • uglee pen gray 
    That’s the reason that this pen is so awesome to me. It is so smooth on the paper, no scratchy sounds, comfort, choices of color, and a very awesome unique design that will soon be EVERYWHERE. This trend will be one that lasts lifetimes. I wouldn’t mind paying $20 for 3 pens, because they last forever it seems. I received 3, and am still on the first one (and you don’t even want to know how much I’ve already written with it) =) And then you can buy refills for really cheap.
     Everything I begin to sign something or write something, automatically, I reach for the Ugleepen. Even at the bank when I was drawing money out, the bank teller tried to hand me one of theirs, and I was like “Care if I use my own?” I can’t help it. Once I found this pen, I was stricken. =)
    I hate those pens that make you look unprofessional because after the third page of written notes, your hand starts to hate you and your handwriting starts looking like maybe a third grader started taking notes for you. With the Ugleepen you get the same handwriting whether it’s the first page or the twentieth. It never gets tiring, because of it’s lightweight design.
    If you have questions about the Ugleepen you can find the FAQ’s {here}
    If you have questions about Dr. Lee you can find them {here}
    Pretty soon one of you lucky Made.By.Jess readers will be experiencing this for yourself. You’ll get a chance to win a set of 3 Ugleepens valued at $20.
    Disclosure: I was not compensated for this review. All opinions are my own and completely honest. I did promise to write an honest review in exchange for products.
    I want to thank Ugleepen, and it’s maker Dr. James Lee for sponsoring this giveaway on my blog.
    -Jessica
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    Krill Oil Review


    Heart disease runs in my family. My grandma on my dads side as well as like 3 of my aunts and uncles have had heart surgery. I am only 22, but I know this is probably going to pop up in my future.
    I try to take a stand against it now. I heard about Krill Oilonline. I thought- If this is really 48x more antioxidant and has more Omega-3s than fish oil, I want to try it.
    I received 2 bottles of the 90 day supply. You can take 2 capsules a day, or you can take 4. It’s all depending on what you want to do. I started out with 2 and then worked my way up to 4 a day. I like the krill oil pills. It DOES make me feel better, and it doesn’t have a nasty back-taste type thing. Where you feel all weird and bloaty and then can taste a fish smell in your mouth. Gross. This doesn’t have that. The pills are easy to swallow. I took 2 at a time. They didn’t get stuck, and they seemed to dissolve pretty quickly.
    Would I recommend krill oil to you?
    Yes! I would. As well as anyone in your house over 6. Kids over 6 can take these, so it would be an added plus to their multivitamin or gummy vite or whatever they take.
    They contain 300mg Omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA that are shown to be brain boosters.
    If you are wondering what krill oil is, and how it can benefit you, I’ve clipped some stuff from their website to tell you how important krill oil can be to your health. It is shown to be better than fish oil.
    Krill Oil is the oil harvested from Antarctic krill, a shrimp like crustacean that lives below the ocean. Scientists and doctors have discovered that ingesting this oil can have amazing affects on your body including a stronger heart, pain-free joints, a better mood, lower cholesterol, easier menstruation and overall better health.
    Today, Omega 3 fatty acids are the most talked about supplement our body needs for optimal health and what many of us don't realize is that a lot of our aches pains and health issues are related to one thing … the shortage of Omega 3s in our daily diets.
    Research proves that krill oil contains more Omega 3s and more antioxidant power than the highest grade fish oil -- In fact, Everest Nutrition Krill Oil offers 54x more antioxidant power than fish oil!
    Everest Nutrition Krill Oil can:
    1. Improve your cardiovascular health
    2. Regulate blood pressure
    3. Balance your cholesterol levels
    4. Maintain healthy blood sugar levels
    5. Strengthen joints and bones
    6. Relieve pain
    7. Improve your memory
    8. Give your skin that healthy youthful glow
    9. And much more!
    And the best thing is that you get a 90-day supply money back guarantee. So if you DON’T see the results you want, they WILL give you your money back. They want you to be as satisfied with their product as they are.
    Everest Nutrition also offers medicine for weight loss and prostate health.
    You can order Everest Krill Oil by calling 1-877-217-0458 or you can order via website at Krill Oil.
    Disclosure: I was in no way compensated for this review. I promised to write an honest review in exchange for product. I would like to thank Everest for allowing me the pleasure of working with them.
    -Jessica





    Squinkies Review

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    These new Squinkie Products are sure to be a huge hit with boys 4 and over everywhere.

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    I first reviewed Squinkies last year. I had never seen or heard of them before the review. They have different categories of Squinkies. Girls and Boys.
    Last year I reviewed the girl Squinkies which came with babies, girls, horses, puppies, kitties, and princess crowns, wands, and shoes…
    My daughter and my niece adored them.. The girl squinkies can attach to necklaces and bracelets so you can show em off.. The squinkies just clip right into the notches.
    Now, they've come up with boy toys, which I got to review this time. They attach to the little "rides" they come in. There are spots where you can sit them (like they are driving the ride) and then you can put extra squinkies inside the ride. My son and stepson loved them (as well as my daughter) My husband somehow STILL calls the Squenchies…lol. It was so fun to open these packages because my kids were all over me, saying "open, open mommy." You'd almost swear it was Christmas. My stepson is 8, my son 4, and my daughter 2. So they can be given to a variety of kids. You have to watch kids under 4 with them because squinkies are so small, they are considered a choking hazard (They have it printed right on the package)
    There are 4 squinkie rides…
    They are bigger than a matchbox car, but can hold the tiny squinkies inside, for instant kid attraction.
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    The Squinkie Space Ride is a very cool space ship that attracted both the attention of my stepson, Alex and my son, Aidan. It came with an alien squinkie, and 2 astronaut squinkies.
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    The Squinkies Low Ride is a low rider truck that comes with a bulldog and 2 "gangster" dudes. Aidan especially loved this one. I was so thrilled to see the kids play with these, getting along, and me not have to say something to them every 5 minutes about sharing. =)
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    The Squinkies Tuff Ride is a tank that comes with 3 army soldiers. I like that the "rides" comes with squinkies that relate to that ride. It is something different, and am looking to buy more for Christmas. It's not like buying a barbie, and then having to buy all her friends, plus a dollhouse, and then all the accessories. These rides come with people, and then you can purchase more if you like. Isn't that so cool of the Squinkie Makers?
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    The Squinkies Extreme Ride looks like a roller skate/ skateboard park. It opens up to hold squinkies. It comes with 3 skaters. It was so cool to see the kids play with something for more than 15 minutes and lose interest in them.
    These "rides" are like a carrier for Squinkies. They hold 10-15 squinkies, so your little guy can have something to play with when you travel, are at the doctors office, or to entertain himself while your busy. I think these toys are the most unique and thoughtful toy I've seen this year. They are small and convenient enough to play with without all the hassle of a bulky bag you have to lug everywhere. The kids played with these all day, making up little cool games, and sounds to go with them.
    The Skull Cavern Playset
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    The Skull Cavern playset, is like a gumball or toy machine. Each squinkie that you purchase (whether with a ride, or in a pack) comes with a squinkie ball.
    You can then put the squinkie inside the ball and place it inside the skull cavern playset, and store them. The Playset comes with 6 exclusive squinkies and 4 squinkie coins.
    You can use this as a "bribe" for your kids. Get them to pick up their room for a token, penny, or dime (Which all can be used in the playset to emerge a ball.) You can keep refilling the playset, so the kids have something to look forward to, and you don't have to keep asking them to be on their best behavior. A squinkie will do the trick. Haha.
    The playset opens up to feature a squinkie "house" with a setting place for 1 squinkie on each side.
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    Now on the to the actual squinkies.
    The Squinkies Hotwheel series..
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    Each series contain 12 squinkies. These cars are so cool they're cold, lol. My kids adored them, and played with them as if they were actual hotwheels. They don't move, but it doesn't keep kids from pretending they do.
    I received the series 2 hotwheels. They loved these little cars, and I thought I'd end up buying the other 2 series for them for Christmas.
    There are 3 series to the regular "doll" squinkies.
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    There are tough guys, dino's, football players, aliens, ninjas, basketball players, army elite, robots, and the dice. You can play a game with these squinkies (much like playing the pokemon cards and such.) There are 2-8 players. The instructions are below. If you win, you get to choose another persons squinkie to keep…WOW
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    Marvel Series 1 squinkies
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    These are the Marvel Squinkies Series 1. These are very awesome. Alex loved these, they were his favorite. It came with Spiderman, Thor, Green Goblin, Thing, Silver Surfer, Doctor Doom, Ironman, Human Torch, Captain America, Wolverine, Hulk, and Magneto. "How totally cool," Alex said, "small superheros" They were a big hit with the kids.
    Here are some random pics of the kids playing with the squinkies..
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    You can contact the Squinkie Company many different ways.
    You can find them @
    www.squinkies.com
    Their blog http://blog.squinkies.com
    You can "like" them on Facebook www.facebook.com/squinkies
    Follow them on twitter www.twitter.com/squinkies
    And on Youtube www.youtube.com/squinkies
    This is my own opinion of the squinkies products. I was not persuaded or paid in anyway to write this blog. I agreed to write an honest review for products. I want to thank the Squinkies company for allowing me to have this priveledge.
    Love, Jess







    Rebinder Review

    Rebinder
    Rebinder Kraft Corrugated Round Ring Binder, 2"

    About ReBinder

    Each year, over 500 metric tons of toxic PVC ends up in landfills as the result of vinyl binders that people use. Today we should expect more. Products should be made in our country, with our workers, out of responsible materials with the intention that no landfill be required. ReBinder meets that demand.
    ReBinder is the only true zero waste office supply manufacturer and the brand of choice for customers looking for sustainable, quality office supplies. All ReBinder product materials are sourced from responsibly managed forests and verified FSC and SFI certified sources. With each purchase of ReBinder products, solid waste, greenhouse gas, energy, tree and water consumption are reduced. Check out our original recycled binders line.
    ReBinder products have recently been nominated for the Best Office Products in North America, and have won a Washington Green award in the ReUse category. Learn more about our product line and how they stack up against traditional vinyl binders.
    Making products responsibly means considering the source of the materials, the use of the products and where they end up at the end of their life. When used for Sales & Marketing, Events & Training or simply every day internal use, our innovative, durable and practical products raise both brand and environmental awareness while helping responsible organizations reduce solid waste and lower their carbon footprint.
    Together, our customers have saved:
    • -Millions of pounds of greenhouse gases
    • -Millions of gallons of water
    • -Tens of thousands of trees
    • -Tens of billions of BTUs of energy
    • -Hundreds of tons of solid waste
    As a privately owned business in Seattle, Washington, our philosophy embraces a balanced approach to providing exceptional value to our customers with products that reduce the environmental footprint of our industry and our customers.

    MY Review
    Rebinder Review. You can view their website {here}

    {Pics of Binders}
    ReBinder Chipboard Recycled BindersReBinder Professional Recycled Binders

    I really love these binders. There aren't many cardboard style binders these days, they all have designs on them or just plain black or white. Anybody that knows me will tell you that I am like a hoarder when it comes to binders. I love buying new binders, paper, and such. I can always manage to find something to put in it. The Rebinder Collection that I got sent came with 2 binders, a folder, and a cd holder, as well as page dividers.
    These Binders are so strong and durable because they are made from recycled cardboard, so not only are you getting a good deal, your saving the earth by recycling what has already been used. I am glad to see that companies are becoming earth friendly. Thinking about the ways their products effect the earth. These Binders are awesome because not only are they sturdy, but they are easy to write on, draw on, or tape stuff too. That way you can personalize your binder, and make it yours. When you get the plastic binders, if they are black, you usually have to have a silver marker. If you have the white ones, you can write on them, but I can say that I would much rather have a binder from Rebinder, than any other.
    The other plastic binders split easy and are hard to maintain a fresh look. They get dirty and the sides can rip off. Not too fun, especially if you want to KEEP the binders, and not have to replace them. Believe me, they can be expensive. Are these binders worth buying? Most definitely, I would recommend these to students, teachers, or just anyone looking for something sturdy and earth friendly to hold their work in.
    I want to say thanks to the Rebinder company for allowing me to review their products. I was not paid in any way to write this. I agreed to write the review for a sample of product, nothing more. This is my own opinion and not persuaded in anyway.
    ♥ Jess.
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    EcoZip {Review & Giveaway}


    I have recently had the chance to review the ECOzip bag. This bag is a very green product, made with less plastic but yet has 3 times the value and strength of other plastic bags.
    These bags are unlike any bag I’ve ever used before. It has a zip in the middle that you can use to separate your items or you can unzip it to use it as a full bag.
    ECOzip Sandwich bags
    For me, it has been an organization makeover in my house with these bags. Before- I was keeping all my craft, crochet, and sewing stuff in separate totes and really couldn’t sit down and get anything completed because I was spending so much time looking for a tool or something I desperately needed. Now I can keep everything together in the ECOzip.
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    This is a product that I will definitely continue to purchase, and one that I would recommend to you. You can use these bags in the kitchen for snacks, keeping leftovers fresh, or separating pre-prepped foods from the seasoning.
    They are great to use around the house to separate or store your items. They are great to use for make-up, baby items, or just about anything. There is a larger bag that I use to separate my hot glue gun from glue sticks. It is a handy bag that is nice to use on the go. I can just put everything in my bag and not have to worry about them coming open and spilling.
    Amazing, awesome, and eco-friendly. They use less plastic to make their bags and the design allows you to use less bags for your organization and storage needs.
    Plus, they can be recycled.
    Whether it’s packing your kids lunch in the morning, snacks to munch on after an intense workout, pre-prepping dinners, storing leftovers or packing toiletries and make-up for travel, Ecozip is versatile and convenient while still being kind to the earth.
    Ecozip is a new multi-compartment storage bag that allows you to separate and organize multiple items all in 1 bag. Just zip and flip it! It’s 2 in 1 technology allows you to use the bag as a split bag where you get to separate and compartmentalize or by opening it’s middle zip and use the entire bag.
    "Ecozip uses 20% less plastic to produce the bags and the 2 in 1 technology
    helps you cut back on the amount of bags you use, with 3x the value.
    Ecozip's "Zip n Flip" technology also offers convenience and versatility to
    everyday storage needs by helping you separate and organize multiple items
    all in 1 bag"
    Suggested retail is $2.99 at a retail store/3.99
    + shipping and handling online
    the product is available at the following
    retailers-
    Stop & Shop
    Hannaford
    SweetBay
    Duane Reade
    Buehler's
    Food Emporium
    A&P
    Pathmark
    Shopko
    Woodman's
    You now have a chance to enter to win some of these awesome bags, because Eco Zip is giving a box of bags to one lucky Lime Green Dreams reader...
    to enter..
    1-Go to the Eco Zip website (Here) an tell me what you would love to put in these bags
    2-Facebook Like Eco Zip {Here}
    3-Follow my blog
    4-Grab my button and let me know where to find it.
    5-follow me on twitter {here}
    I want to thank Eco Zip for sponsoring this review and giveaway on my blog.

    Jess





    SuperMarket Smarty {Review} The New Dry Erase Grocery List


    It is so much easier getting items  you need when  your organized. My shopping experiences used to result in chaos because my shopping lists were unorganized. Not to mention the items I would forget to put on the list that I remembered I needed later...after leaving the store...my luck..lol
    supermarket smarty - re-usable eco-friendly grocery list
    But this SuperMarket Smarty is an amazing dry erase grocery list that helps you come home from the store without thinking “how in the world did I forget that”?
    This list has everything grouped in categories such as:
    *Dairy-where milk, eggs, and butter belong
    *Deli- where cheese, sandwich meat, and salads & dips belong
    *Fruits & Veggies- Not letting you forget the healthiest and most essential foods (not to mention delicious) including fresh herbs, nuts, and dried fruit.
    *Whole Grains- helping you decide a healthier lifestyle of eating choices such as whole grain cereal, bread, muffins, tortillas, and rolls.
    It also includes list of grains (rice...), pasta, and snacks in healthier choices such as suggesting oatmeal raisin cookies, baked chips, granola bar, air popped popcorn, pretzels, and crackers instead of chocolate, candy, and regular chips.
    *Condiments-(extras)
    Steak Sauce, Ketchup, Peanut Butter, Jelly, and Canola Oil..
    *Beverages- Juice, coffee & coffee filters, tea, water, hot cocoa, orange juice..
    *Spices-Salt, soy sauce, peppers..
    *Frozen-fruit, ice cream, fries, pizza, waffles, hamburger, veggies..
    *Canned-applesauce, beans, peas, tuna, broth, soup, veggies, fruit & more.
    *Fish/seafood- catfish, shrimp, salmon....
    *Meats-which include chicken, turkey, beef, pork...etc
    *Supplies-Baking (flour, honey, sugar, breadcrumbs) Kitchen (Foil, Freezer Bags, Garbage Bags, Plastic Wrap) Paper Goods (Cups, Toilet paper, Tissue, Paper Towels..) Cleaning Supplies (Bathroom Cleaner, Detergent, Bleach, Dish Detergent, Furniture Polish...)
    *Personal Care- (conditioner, shampoo, deodorant, soap, lotion, toothpaste..)
    *Other- Batteries, Ice, Tape..
    It has a notes section in case they have forgotten something you  need like poster board or new thread or whatever..or you just need to write a personal note to yourself such as..
    Rack up on canned foods
    We need glue for School art project
    Pens and Pencils needed.

    it also comes with a daily meal planner, so that you can plan what you need for meals on that day/week.
    It has a pocket to hold coupons and the meal planner.
    It has a symbol key to show you what each little icon means such as
    lean protein, healthy fat, superfood, potassium...
    This is a great way to eat better foods that you make you feel better instead of running in and grabbing random things. It helps you to stay organized and helps for a better shopping experience.
    The SuperMarket Smarty has a magnifying glass right on the front to help read nutritional values on your food instead of squinting or tossing the food in the cart without looking at it.
    This is an amazing reusable list that I will never go to the grocery store without. It fits in my purse perfectly and I don’t have to worry about it getting crumpled up and ripped because it is laminated.
    It comes with a magnetic clip that holds you list on your refrigerator or filing cabinet.
    I would definitely say this is a product worth the money. It has already been a great help to me in the short time I’ve had it. Saving me double trips to the store or not having something I need for breakfast.
    W.H.A.T? What about it? If you can ask yourself WHAT? before choosing a food, you’ll be good to go.
    W-Whole Wheat?
    H-Healthy Oils?
    A- Added Sugar?
    T-Trans Fat?
    Supermarket Smarty™ is a new Reusable Dry Erase Grocery List created by Patricia Tritt, a stay-at-home mom who wanted to help her family eat healthier.  The dry erase list, which opens up horizontally like a pamphlet uses fun, colorful symbols to highlight the nutritional benefits of foods like fruits & vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, healthy fats and more.  The symbols remind you to check off the best choices, taking the thinking out of healthy food shopping!
    The list evolved out of Patricia’s own grocery list/nutrition ‘crib sheet’ that she brought to the supermarket each week to help her remember all the healthiest foods to include in her and her family’s diet.  She eventually had it laminated for dry erase (making it reusable) and added a coupon pocket, meal planning insert and embedded magnifying lens on the front cover to help people read fine print on packaging and labels.  It’s a complete system that can be clipped to your refrigerator (it comes with a magnet clip and dry erase marker), and items can be marked as you think of them throughout the week.  Now Healthy Food Shopping is as easy as Write, Wipe & Erase!


    Order Supermarket Smarty™

    The Smarty package includes:
    • Supermarket Smarty reusable dry erase grocery list
    • Retractable refillable dry erase marker.
    • Free magnetic clip (to hang on your refrigerator)free magnetic clip with every order
      $9.99 + shipping & handling



    I was not paid to do this review. I did receive a SuperMarket Smarty to review, and the opinions in the blog are my own. I was not in any way persuaded to write this.
    ♥Jess






    Dapple Natural Baby Products

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    I’ve had the chance to review Dapple- Dish Liquid and Toy Wipes.
    As moms, we worry about our babies health. There are all baby products such as laundry detergent and baby wash, but I had never seen a baby dish liquid or toy wipes before.
    Dapple Dish Liquid
    I had several instances where Aidan and Adisyn would hide their sippy cups or bottles and I wouldn’t find them until I cleaned their rooms later on that day..
    and can you guess what I found inside it?
    Sour milk of course...
    The other dish liquids would remove it, but they have fragrances and leave behind a soapy film that would require me to rinse it again and again or boil it.
    With Dapple Dish Liquid- is has low suds so you don’t have to worry about the filmy soap suds left behind. It’s a quick wash and rinse and all your worries are left behind.
    It is pediatrician recommended so obviously they think it’s a great product to use also. It removed breast milk and formula film and odor with ease. It is made with all natural ingredients (baking soda) so it doesn’t contain parabens, phthalates, SLES, or dyes. It smells great but doesn’t contain fragrances and it isn’t tested on animals.
    Not only that but you can wash all your other dishes with it also. You don’t have to JUST use this on your babies bottles and cups. You can use this to wash your plates, silverware, and even pots and pans. How great is that?
    Dapple Toy Wipes
    Kids will be kids. What do kids usually do? Leave sticky fingerprints all over everything they touch including toys. Aidan and Adisyn have tons of toys and washing each of them in the bath tub is what I usually did before this. I didn’t want them to remain sticky and start smelling and the kids put them in their mouth. Because with Adisyn that’s where everything seems to go.
    So when I got a chance to use Dapple Toy wipes- what do you think I said. “Heck Yeah”. This is amazing. I didn’t have to separate non-stuffed with stuffed and wash them all. All I had to do was pick the sticky toys up and wipe them down with these Dapple Wipes.
    Aidan and Adisyn also have a habit of touching my windows with their little fingers. We have a huge window in our living room that needed wiping down and I used Dapple wipes to do it and they worked like a dream. They removed the sticky baby prints and left a gleaming window.
    They are perfect for cleaning everything that little hands touch such as high chair, car seat, stroller, tables, toys, and stuffed animals.
    For stuffed animals Dapple recommends testing a small patch with dapple first.
    This is not intended as a baby wipe, it’s a surface wipe, so they aren’t made for baby’s skin. Please keep out of their reach.

    Dapple® Green. Clean. Baby-Safe.
    Dapple is a line of natural-based cleaning products for households with children. natural baby products Dapple products are baby-safe and baby-specific -using ingredients found in nature that are also proven to tackle unique baby cleaning challenges, from dried milk on bottles to sticky fingerprints on toys.

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    Their Story:
    Green Cleaning Products
    When we first became moms, we found a market full of “baby-friendly” products – from gentle laundry detergent for babies’ clothes, to mild shampoo for babies’ hair. But there was nothing specific for the very items that our babies put into their mouths each day – their baby bottles, cups, and dishes. The dish soap products we used left a synthetic fragrance behind, and we were always concerned about lingering suds. We also soon noticed a persistent odor and film on our bottles that conventional dish liquids never fully removed.
    It became our mission to find a better way – and create a line of products that were natural and safe for our babies, but also specifically targeted to clean the unique messes they leave behind. With the help and hard work of several experienced pediatricians and a team of seasoned green chemists, Dapple was born. Today, Dapple offers a full line of cleaners tailor-made for households with young children – including our flagship products, Dapple Dish Liquidand Dapple Dishwasher Powder, and the just-introduced Dapple Toy Cleaner, now available in spray and wipes. All Dapple products use natural-based ingredients that are environmentally-safe, biodegradable, and free of parabens, SLES, and phthalates, as well as synthetic dyes or fragrances.
    We’re so proud to be able to bring Dapple to parents everywhere. And there’s more in the pipeline, as we continue to find new and better ways to safely tackle household cleaning challenges! Be sure to check back to our site as we add new products to the Dapple family, or join our mailing list to be notified of news and special offers as they happen.
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    Works for Baby. Works for You.
    For baby…
    At Dapple, we know that babies come with their own unique cleaning challenges – whether it’s trying to get rid of the milk, odor, and film you find on baby bottles, or keeping baby’s toys and hands clean without harsh chemicals.
    Created with input from leading pediatricians and a team of chemists with expertise in green cleaning technology, each one of our products is specially formulated to solve a different baby-related cleaning problem, with natural-based ingredients that are baby-friendly – and designed to address the specific issue at hand.
    For you…
    Dapple takes the time, hassle, and worry out of cleaning and caring for your baby, with products that are gentle enough for baby, yet powerful enough for your everyday needs. Plus,Dapple products are safer for the environment, so you know you’ll be making things better for many generations of babies to come.
    Try Dapple now!
    ♥Jess




    Boogie Wipes Review & Giveaway

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    Kick those boogies to the curb with Boogie Wipes. I have had the chance to review Boogie Wipes, a smell good wipe that contains saline to dissolve mucus (boogies)..
    I can’t even begin to express the sheer gratefulness of having these wipes around. Aidan has extremely bad allergies. He got it back from his dad and after a couple weeks in school Aidan started coughing and sneezing- nose running like crazy sometimes and stopped up others.
    He doesn’t mind using toilet paper or tissues to wipe his nose but his nose was raw and red.
    The boogie wipes not only kept his nose from being raw, it smells great (like grapes) and even got Adisyn to wipe (lol)...
    but I sent some to school with Aidan and his teachers had heard of them before and loved them.
    I went into Dollar Store to get some diapers and pull-ups and seen packs of Boogie Wipes for $1.50, how sweet a deal is that?
    A smell good wipe to keep those noses looking like Rudolph. It isn’t Christmas yet...
    About Boogie Wipes..
    Boogie Wipes are made with saline to dissolve boogies (mucus) caused by the common cold, allergies or otherwise booger-filled kid moments.  Extra soft, alcohol, phthalate and paraben free, Boogie Wipes are available in Great Grape, Fresh Scent, Magic Menthol and Simply Unscented.  Recommended by pediatricians as a gentle, effective alternative to a dry tissue.
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      The Story of Boogie Wipes
      We are entrepreneur Moms at heart, always looking for new ways to help support our families while staying involved and present in our kids daily lives.  It was that desire that led us to the idea of a Boogie Wipe. We invented Boogie Wipes in 2007 as a solution to our kids’ runny, red noses. After trying to use saline spray, bulb syringes and regular dry tissue, we became certain there had to be a better way to soothe our kids stuffy noses.  Months of market research resulted in an answer as plain as the nose on our face - a saline-infused moist wipe that comforts chapped, sore noses while dissolving mucus. After an extensive development and manufacturing process, and keeping our noses to the grindstone, we shipped our first order of Boogie Wipes in December, 2007. Since then, Boogie Wipes has found the smell of sweet success selling in 30,000 retail stores nationwide. We are thrilled our innovative idea helps parents and kids boogie through colds and allergies without missing a beat!
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      The Boogie Moms
      Mindee & Julie
    Get a chance to try it
    for yourself..

    Boogie Wipes is generously giving one lucky winner 2 packs of boogie wipes that each contain 30 wipes. (fresh, grape, menthol, or unscented– combination varies).

    First and mandatory entry:
    (1)Go to the Boogie website and tell me which scent you would love to win or combination of scents.
    (2) 2 entries- Like Boogie Wipes on Facebook.
    (3) 2 entries- Follow Boogie Moms on Twitter.
    (4) 2 entries- Follow me on Twitter
    (5) 3 entries- Tweet or facebook this giveaway and leave me the url
    (6) 5 entries- Blog about the giveaway and leave me the link.
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    I was not paid in any way to review this product. I was given boogie wipes free to review, but the above statements are clearly my own.
    ♥Jess





    Go Spida~Man!!. CostumeDiscounters.com {Review}

    Costume Discounters have some of the most amazing costumes I had ever seen. It was hard to pick a favorite. There were such great choices, that I didn’t know which one would be best..They had cute little outfits for Adisyn and Cool Superhero Costumes for Aidan. Look at some of them. I had a hard time choosing between the
    Bandstand Baby Toddler Costume & Minnie Mouse for Adisyn. They are both so adorable and would suit her well. She wouldn’t like the ears so well, but that’s just Adisyn. I can’t bows or bands in her hair for 2 seconds. These are both unique and not totally massed produced and cheap looking. These are high quality costumes for cheap prices and I was glad to be working with them. They also have awesome kid costumes.
    Bandstand Baby Infant Toddler CostumeMinnie Mouse Toddler Infant Costume 
    and then there was Aidan. With him starting headstart and doing so well, I wanted to get him something fun. He has been going to sleep without a sippy, peeing in the potty, and doing really well at school. He loves superhero’s, airplanes, and cars. So when I seen IronMan andSpiderMan it was hard to choose which one he would love the best.
    Toddler Muscle Chest Iron Man CostumeToddler Spider Man Muscle Costume
    Since Spiderman is the one he has little miniatures of, underwear, stuff animals, and a chair. I figured he would love it. I was exactly right. I know it’s not halloween, we’re not going to a costume party or anything like that. I don’t care if he wants to wear it just because he wants to. It’s great to indulge kids sometimes just for no reason. It is better to get your costumes before halloween though. Last year My best friend, her husband, and son were Barney, Betty, and Bam-Bam. While I, Adam, and the kids were Willma, Fred, Dino, and Pebbles. We were late ordering our costumes and finally had to buy @ the Halloween tent. Adam’s costumes and My costume were like $75 a piece. I’ll show you some pics some other time.
    Here are the pictures in this amazing costume. He didn’t want to take it off. It slipped over his clothes and shoes easily, and I didn’t have to get a bigger costume then his clothes. He wears 3T and the size of the costume is 3T. It was amazing how much he loved it. He seriously a lot of fun. We flew through the house and shot “invisible” web everywhere. It was a fun experience to have with him. He comes up to me and says “I wanna be spida-man.” He doesn’t say spider- it’s spida..☺
    He fell down when mommy shot the web back though..
    Spida-Man down..please help..LOL




    Of course after Aidan was done with the costume, Adisyn wanted a turn to be spider-man. Seriously- Are these not the best pictures EVER of her? She had an amazing time.


    They also have some really cute adult costumes..I think these are awesome =)
    These are the women’s costumes. I would wear all of their costumes. They are all so well designed and amazing.
    Greek Goddess Adult CostumeWomens Grease Sexy Sandy Costume
    Here’s some from the Men’s section that I would love to see Adam wear. Cracks me up just thinking about it.
    Hippie Male Adult CostumeShaggy Adult CostumeMacho Maui Man Costume
    Awesomely awesome, huh? I think so.
    They even have a low price guarantee where if you buy the costume and find the same one cheaper. They will match prices and then lower it 20%. Plus if you buy it for 3:00 PM EST, they ship it the same day. No waiting, no hassles. Just amazing costumes providing laughs and fun♥
    I was not paid to review these items. Costume Discounters did send me a costume to review for Aidan. We thank them for the fun they gave us when sending us this costume. I do think Aidan may try to keep it forever…
    ♥Jess


    Vapur Reusable Water Bottle {Review}

    I hate drinking tap water. I don’t know what it is about tap water that I hate so much, but I do. So I started buying bottled water. I love bottled water, but hated throwing so much plastic away. I couldn’t figure out how to re-craft it, so I just started buying the gallon jug water and trying to find something to keep it in.
    I have bought numerous bottled water holders that didn’t fit the bill. They would either leak or it seemed like I couldn’t even take a drink, so I was amazed when I received the vapur. If you haven’t seen or heard of these awesome little water bottles, you will now. They are amazing…
    and I am never going back to regular water carriers again. Why? Because I have found the perfect one. Vapur is BPA Free, reusable, attachable, identifiable, freezable, and washable.
    How can something be so amazing?
    It was. I tested it. Although I don’t have a dishwasher, my mom does- and it lasted and came out cleaner than ever. I froze it and it didn’t bust, much to my amazement. I wrote on it, and it didn’t come off. It clips to anything you clip it to. It was amazing how this water bottle could stand the tests I put it through.
    “Every Vapur is made from ultra-durable, FDA-approved, BPA-free polymer. Vapur is designed to withstand everyday use and regular cleaning. The inner layer is odor, taste, and stain resistant. To clean, simply place it on the top rack of your dishwasher then air dry as needed to remove any residual moisture.
    Vapur can be sealed tight for packing and can even be frozen! Tip: freeze and use Vapur as a portable ice-pack or to keep water cold for a long journey.”


    The biggest reason for loving this amazing anti-water bottle is that it is eco-friendly. The more you use it, the more you reduce your carbon footprints.


    don’t forget to get yours before your kiddo’s head back to school. {here}
    ♥Jess





    Reading Glasses Shopper {review & $20 Gift Card giveaway}

    I didn’t actually have to have glasses until a few years ago. Working and reading in low-lighted areas hurt my eyes. Some glasses they make, just aren’t suited for anybody to wear. The ear pieces press really hard on your ears, or the glasses fall off when you look down. Not with the the glasses from Reading Glasses Shopper. They fit perfectly, don’t hurt your ears, and are stylish so you can wear them everywhere.
    They fit perfectly and help so much when working in low-lighted area’s or just need some extra oomph to SEE what your working on. They have so many unique and beautiful glasses, I didn’t know which pair to choose. They have so many different designs and they all were quality glasses under $20. These are the kinds of glasses you expect to retail for $50. But they aren’t.
    Here are the glasses I was trying so HARD to choose from.
    Reading Glasses > Women's Reading Glasses > Women's Full Frame > The Alexis {$14.41}
    The Alexis
    Reading Glasses > Women's Reading Glasses > The Bella {$13.56}
    The Bella
    Reading Glasses > Women's Reading Glasses > The Destiny {$13.56}
    The Destiny



    I ended up getting the destiny glasses.

    They also have reading sun-glasses.

    Alyssa Sun Reader


    The Diane Bi-Focal Sun Reader

    The Instinct Sun Reader

    The Loretta Sun Reader

    The NYC Sun Reader

    The Sharona Sun Reader
    So enter into the giveaway for your chance to win a $20 Gift Card to get any pair of glasses you choose.
    Mandatory {go to reading glasses shopper} and tell me which pair of glasses you would choose..{1 entry}
    Blog about the giveaway {leave the url}..{5 entries}
    Tweet about the giveaway..{leave url}..{2 entries}
    Facebook about the giveaway {leave url}…{2 entries}
    Follow this blog..{2 entries}
    You don’t have to write a comment for EVERY single thing. Such as if you blog- leave 1 comment with this.. (entries  x5 blogged about it..)
    thanks, ♥ Jess


    ThermaScalp {Review & 25% Discount}

    I have had the opportunity to work with an amazing company who make the most amazing products. If you haven’t heard of YouthFul Trends then you have totally been missing out. They also have GreenSations.com
    I posted my review about the caffeinated make-up Primer {here}.
    You can see the product {here}
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    I really loved it. Not only was it great to keep the make-up sweating off, it also works well as a night-time moisturizer {which helps tone and help your skin}
    Then I also had the amazing opportunity to review ThermaScalp. I have had dandruff for as long as I can remember. It really sucked because I would get the prickly tingles that would make my head itch. My HAIR is oily, but because I don’t use conditioner on my roots, and I take like the hottest shower in the world- I got dry scalp.
    I loved this product because it comes in a spray bottle {no more getting the products all over your hands) although you could help the spray  out by rubbing it in to your scalp. I used this like an hour before taking a shower. I would put my hair in a ponytail and spray directly on the roots and scalp. I would rub it in and leave it on.
    I don’t think you should put it on AFTER showering because it does smell a little..I like my hair to smell CLEAN. and this product doesn’t have the most refreshing smell- but if you put it on before the shower (which is what your supposed to do anyway)..it works amazing.
    I used it 3 days in a row and after the second day I had NO itching. I didn’t have the prickly feeling that comes with dandruff, so it really did amaze me.
    You can use it once or twice a day. I only used it once a day, but it still worked most amazingly. You could probably use it twice a day and get better results, but even using it once- I was glad I had the product.
    I had been trying all kinds of shampoo’s for dandruff and none of them actually stopped the itching.
    The reason it works so well is because it increases follicle blood flow, relieves dryness and itching as well as dandruff & irritation and helps with healthy hair growth. It is infused with Caffeine to wake up your scalp. It is guaranteed to stop ANY itch.
    My hair means alot to me. It makes me feel so better when I know I have flaw-free hair and that is why I am recommending this product to you, so you can see how amazing it is too.
    Or if you want to try any other products they have.. The company is being so generous that they are giving ALL of my readers a 25 percent discount code to use on ANY product on EITHER of their websites. So head on over and use the code {SHEBLOG}
    on Youthful Trends or GreenSations website
    {which include} {this isn’t all they have though} just showing you SOME.. (they also have make-up)

    ThermaSkin Bug Blocker™ roll-on features a proprietary formulation of proven essential oils with capsaicin to repel a variety of common insects including mosquitoes, gnats, horseflies, black flies, fleas and ticks. Contains Capsaicin, Lemon Eucalyptus, Geranium and Cedar oils. This proprietary formula really works and it's kid safe and pet friendly with No DEET.

    ThermaSkin Spray™ relieves irritation and itching in less than 60 seconds. Recommended for dermatitis, psoriasis, pruritus, eczema, dry skin, rashes, fungal infections and acne. This formula permeates the epidermis to increase blood flow and reduce inflammation to repair skin fast. Now available in a NEW Roll-On too.
    ThermaFeet Spray™ invigorates feet by creating a thermal reaction that permeates the skin with a healing combination of Capsaicin, Caffeine, Black Walnut, Goldenseal, Vitamin C and Alpha Lipoic Acid. This natural formula relieves foot pain, numbness, irritation, itching and fungus.





    Jewelry Store USA {Review} & What I made♥


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    Jewelry Store USA was so kind to let me review some of their beads.
    About Jewelry Store USA:
    We have been in the business of beads and findings wholesaler for several years. This year, i decide to move my business to the Internet. Here, in my store, i will sell findings and beads at good prices and my designs in handmade fashion jewelry at great price!
    The beads were cute and had so much potential.
    When I got them I just kept brainstorming on what these would look best as, and I decided bookmarks and keychains. Although I did make something to hang on my rearview mirror in the trailblazer. {cuz I just HAVE to customize it and make it mine LOL}
    They sent me quite a bit of different beads.
    Here are some other awesome products they sell. These beads would be perfect for a crafter or just anyone who loves making stuff.

    Here are some of the things I created.. {not too much right now} {busy busy} but will make more..
    BookMarks & My rearview mirror charm







    See? These would make awesome accessories for phone cases and wallets, purses, necklaces, bracelets, and more. You could also add them as a zipper pull…
    They have tons of amazing beads..
    here are just a few..


    2pcs red enamel high-heel shoe charms pendant

    PRICE US $3.00

    2pcs red enamel high-heel shoe charms pendant PQ42
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    30Sets dark silver lock key Toggle Clasps

    PRICE US $3.60

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    60Pcs tibetan silver butterfly charms

    PRICE US $3.60

    60Pcs tibetan silver butterfly charms h1042
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    150pcs Tibetan silver made with love charms

    PRICE US $3.60

    150pcs Tibetan silver  made with love  charms h1030
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    55 Yards Sheer Organza Ribbon,

    PRICE US $2.50

    55 Yards Sheer Organza Ribbon, 13mm Wide s2109

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    15pcs bronze-tone wing charms

    US $3.60

    15pcs bronze-tone wing charms finding h2885
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    80pcs dark silver tone leaf charms

    PRICE US $3.60

    80pcs dark silver tone leaf charms h3191
    So- head on over and fill up your craft space…
    ♥Jess




    Natural Spray Deodorant from Picnic Basket Crafts {review}


    I want  to thank Tiffany Norton of Picnic Basket Crafts for giving me the chance to sample her spray deodorant.
    I got it a couple of weeks ago in the mail. When I opened the envelope, it had the sweetest little drawing from her son Graham. It was wrapped around the spray. It said “Graham helped.” It couldn’t have made me smile more.☺
    With the humid weather, I was starting to get disappointed in my regular deodorant. Stepping outside for 10 minutes seriously felt as if I had run a 10k. The deodorant just kept sweating away, leaving me feeling self-conscious. As a mom of 2, I don’t have time to repeatedly put on deodorant, I wanted something that would stay without reapplying.
    That’s why I was amazed with Tiffany’s, because it did the exact opposite of the other deodorant. Putting a spray on after the shower left me after the shower left me feeling refreshed and cleansed all day. No more “sniff sniff” to see if the deodorant was still there, I could FEEL it there. I could feel the difference of this awesomeness in a bottle.
    My Best Friend, Tosha came over and I let her see the deodorant. She said “can I use this?”, “my deodorant has already worn off” Of course I said yes". The amazing thing is- she told me the next day when she went to take a shower “it was still there” she said. “I’ve never had a deodorant work this well”..

    About the deodorant:
    Made with all natural ingredients, this simple and  effective deodorant stops odor at its source- by killing the bacteria that live on your skin. Leaves you feeling fresh and smelling clean, without over-drying skin or preventing perspiration.
    P.S. Can also be used to eliminate odors in fabric. Also works as a hand sanitizer.
    Ingredients: Grain-Derived Ethyl Alcohol, Organic Aloe Gel, Witch Hazel, and these essential oils- lavender, tea tree, spearmint, and lemon.
    I totally recommend this product for any type of person (those who “glisten” or those who “sweat like a pig”)..

    She has so many products for sale (really cheap) that I feel like starting an at home spa for myself (oh wouldn’t that be wonderful)..
    You have got to see this♥

    Love Spell (Type) Ecofriendly Organic Sugar Scrub - 10 oz.

    Love Spell (Type) Ecofriendly Organic Sugar Scrub - 10 oz.
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    Description

    Price $9.50
    Your skin is BEGGING for this super-moisturizing, deliciously scented, and gently exfoliating sugar scrub! My sugar scrubs are not drippy and runny like some other sugar scrubs can be. I use enough solid oils in my formula to allow it to keep its shape long enough to get from the jar to your skin. It is nice and thick, but melts right at your body temperature, so it is every bit as moisturizing as a scrub made with only liquid oils. Your sugar scrub will arrive in an 8 oz. oval shaped jar, but it is PACKED to the top with 10 full ounces of product.

    Cucumber Eye Creme

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    Description

    Price $4.50
    Rich with cooling cucumber and healing calendula oil, this eye creme can be applied morning or night to soften, moisturize, and reduce puffiness around the eyes. Each ingredient in the creme is specially chosen to be extremely gentle and kind to even the most delicate skin.
    Vegetable Glycerin soothes and softens skin, and acts as a humectant - pulling water from the air to keep your skin soft.

    Organic and Vegan Naturally Gentle Foaming Castile Hand Soap - Custom Scented

    Organic and Vegan Naturally Gentle Foaming Castile Hand Soap - Custom Scented
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    Description

    Price- $5.00
    I've had a hard time getting one of these to hold still long enough to get listed here on etsy! I had to secret this one away from my regular customers so I could share it with you. (-;
    This amazing hand soap is just about as natural as it gets. Made with rich and gentle organic olive, coconut and sunflower oils, this pure castile soap is amazing for even the most sensitive skin. Scented per your request.
    So- what are you waiting for? Head on over & pamper yourself. ♥Jess




    L’bri Review {skin care & make-up}


    I have recently had the chance to review an awesome skin care product. If you have never heard of L’bri, you definitely have been missing out.
    I received the package which contained a 3 step facial cleaning sample for 10 days, 1 package of facial masque, 1 package of exfoliating face & body scrub, 1 package rejuvenating facial peel, and  1 package smooth & firm eye repair gel. 
    It came in an awesome little sample package..
    L’bri’s products work very well. I used it the first night I received it and was pleased with the results. I felt like I had went to the spa for a facial.
    My face felt exactly like my daughter’s skin, how wonderful is that? For someone who usually has oily skin, I felt awesome.
    I was in total amazement after the first day of using it, and I usually have skin problems. I usually had to wash my face with apricot scrub AND face cleanser twice a day because my skin was so oily. I had a problem wearing my hair down because it is very long and ends up all over my face, I love my hair but I hated getting break-outs from it. Especially when I was pregnant with my son. I wish I had heard of this product then. I would have saved me some trouble..
    The aloe is such a nice add-in which causes your face to rehydrate and soothe itself. Notice how when you put aloe on sunburns you get the automatic coolness? Well the skin care line has put aloe as their main ingredient which creates the most wonderful products.
    On their website they provide info on how to determine skin type {here} & how to use their products {here}
    They not only carry products for women they also have skin care products for men as well {here}, which could be a great Father’s Day gift.
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    What makes L’bri Stand out.
    They use Aloe Vera Barbedensis as their first ingredient when other skin care makers use water.
    L’bri does not use waxes such as beeswax in their formulas because they clog pores and cause whiteheads. They also do not use oils, because they are considered skin suicide because overtime they dehydrate the skin. They also do not use alcohols which dry the skin out. They want people to be proud of their faces and use natural ingredients.
    You can click {here} to receive some free samples of L’bri (Which I highly recommend)
    You can click {here} to see the online catalog which contains some very impressive products..
    They have these labels:
    Cleansing & Freshening,
    Moisture Treatments,
    Skin Care Trio’s,
    Exfoliating,
    Repairing,
    Specialty Treatments,
    Anti-Aging solutions,
    Hair & Body Care,
    Hand& Body,
    Sun Care Solutions,
    Liquid Foundation & Concealer
    Foundation,
    Blush,
    Eyeshadows,
    Mascara & Eyeliners,
    the go & glow beauty collection,
    eyebrows,
    lipstick,
    lip gloss & pencils, 
    Multi-action pain relief cream
    & Nutritional Supplements. ♥



    I had a wonderful experience with L’bri. I hardly ever get to feel as beautiful as I felt when using these products. They take away all the worries and stress of cleaning your face. The products clean, freshen, rehydrate, exfoliate, and removes all blemishes and blackheads. It is a wonderful everyday product that I would and AM recommending to all. I loved it and I think you would too.


    L’bri’s Inspiring Start Up Story..
    {From their website}
    They Dared to Dream...
    The daughter of immigrants and the son of a father born in poverty, Linda and Brian Kaminski put everything on the line--investing their savings, mortgaging their home, selling the family car, borrowing on credit cards, and when that fell short, selling many of their possessions--to research advanced skin care formulas and start their own skin care business.
    Without a car, Brian pedaled a bicycle around town while Linda gave away skin care samples to shoppers in the parking lot of their local Wal-Mart.  Today their company, L'Bri Pure n Natural, based in Mukwonago, Wisconsin, is the nations leader in providing aloe-based skin care, beauty, and nutritional products through a network of independent Consultants.
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    The L'Bri Difference
    Great Skin Begins with L'Bri Pure n' Natural
    In all L'Bri Pure n' Natural products:
    • Aloe Barbadensis Miller, instead of water, is the first ingredient
    • Natural, pharmaceutical-grade ingredients are used
    • Advanced Alpha Hydroxy fruit acids (10%) are released in a special, slow delivery system, which is proven to reduce wrinkles and improve skin clarity.
    • An abundance of deep ocean seaweed and other anti-oxidants protect the skin from free radical damage
    • A blend of natural essential oils and synergistic herbal extracts are significant ingredients
    L'Bri Pure n' Natural products:
    • Never use (SLS) sodium laurel sulfate or propylene glycol
    • Never use mineral oil, lanolins, or waxes
    • Never use artificial colors or fragrances
    • Are never tested on animals
    • Effective for all skin types: normal, oily, dry, men, and women.
    • Backed by the L'Bri Pure n Natural 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

    Pure Aloe and Natural Ingredients
    We unlocked the healing power of aloe vera to formulate skin care products that not only moisturize, but also repair damaged skin.  Aloe vera contains 75 nutrients, 200 active compounds, 20 essential minerals, 18 amino acids, and 12 vitamins.  Nicknamed the burn plant, aloe vera has been the subject of numerous scientific inquiries and has been used as a healing agent for thousands of years.
    The benefits of aloe are well documented.  But how does aloe vera work to heal and rejuvenate delicate skin tissue?  Aloe slows the aging process in several ways.  As an excellent cleansing and detoxifying agent, aloe removes dead skin cells, wastes, and toxins while purifying the pores.  Researchers now know that aloe stimulates proteolytic enzyme action in skin tissue, enhancing the process of cell division.  Specifically, fibroblast cells that manufacture collagen, needed to keep the skin firm, are produced six to eight times faster than normal cells.  The vitamins, minerals, and amino acids found in aloe nourish and moisturize the skin.  Aloe rejuvenates and rebuilds new healthy skin at an accelerated pace by using the same process that gives the youthful skin of children that fresh, healthy glow.



    L’bri is an awesome company with an awesome story sharing their awesome products. Head on over and see for yourself. ♥

    Thanks for taking the time to spend a little time with me.
    I was not compensated for the review, I did receive products to review.
    ♥Jess


    Something for the Princess!

    Flowerzinherhair Review & Giveaway


    Flowerzinherhair bows exceeded my expectations when it came to the quality of their workmanship. Each bow is exquisitely designed to fit the needs of your little princess.
    I can say that I am very glad to have had the chance to work with this amazing company. Not only are their bows astonishing, they are designed for comfort as well.
    I have always wanted a nice, beautiful, and awesome collection of hair pieces for Adisyn. I also wanted to get her ears pierced for her first birthday and since Adam wouldn’t let me, I just had to stack up on some bows.
    The other companies and boutiques I was looking into were pricey. They were beautiful but I didn’t want to put a lot of money into bows that I figured she would break or lose. These bows have withstood the test of time with my daughter.
    Every time I would try and put it in her hair she would pull it right back out. These bows didn’t budge or fall apart, rip or shred in any way. YAY.
    Awesomeness for cheap- how about that?
    As a mom- Amy (the owner of Flowerzinherhair) knows what we want. We want to make our girls pretty while not having to break the bank.
    These princesses were all smiles for the camera in their bows.


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    I love Flowerzinherhair because not only do they have these clip in’s..
    They have beanies..

    tons of bows..


    About Flowerzinherhair
    (owner Amy Jackson) 
    With 2 little boys (whom I love and adore!) you can imagine the fun and excitement of finally having a little girl to doll up.  Shortly before she was born I started looking for cute flowers, bows, and headbands for her, but was always disappointed by high boutique prices or low quality and poor selection; so I began making them myself.  After hearing over and over “You should sell these!” I decided to, and that is why we are here, and we just keep growing.  We hope you enjoy our products and your little angel looks like a princess, with Flowerz In Her Hair every day!


    Contact Info:
    They have a Facebook Fan Page {Here}
    & You can find her on twitter



    Back To School Lunch Boxes-EasyLunchBoxes.com Review & Giveaway

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    These single-lid, 3-compartment, bento-style plastic food containers are amazing. It has room for a sandwich or hamburger or whatever bigger item you may need to stick in there. It also has 2 smaller compartments that you can stick sides or condiments in.
    The reason I loved using this is because I usually use a sandwich shaped box and then have to search high and low for something to stick the smaller items in. With this, I didn’t have to and it fit perfectly inside the cooler bag with room for a drink.
    They have different colors of lunchbox coolers and the containers to choose from.

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    We actually took these with us to the park. We had a cook-out and then walked 3 miles down a nature trail. Kids and paper plates just don’t mix. They would dump it or let the food slide off their plate. With these 3 compartment plastic containers, we had room for our cheeseburgers and chips without any mess.
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    I love it and it is so eco-friendly. A good way to say good-bye to paper bags that you have to throw away. Plus much more convenient and easy to make lunches.
    It is easy to clean which is a big plus. It isn’t hard to get into the smaller compartments. It doesn’t get a filmy look to it and everything comes off it so easily.
    I love it because it is mom made to be a more healthy choice to school lunches (which my kids aren’t old enough to eat) but I remember when I was in school, and it isn’t something I would WANT to eat everyday. I would have loved to pack my own lunch so that I could enjoy whatever I wanted instead of eating what they serve you.
    Adam likes it because he doesn’t have to search for bowls to put his stuff in for work. He can just grab the container, put his lunch in it and go to work. The lunch bag is a cooler, so he didn’t have to worry about his lunch spoiling while he was in the hot sun all day with no where to stick his bag.



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    About Kelly Lester- The owner of
    EasyLunchBoxes.com
    KELLY LESTER is the owner, creator, and mom behindEasylunchboxes.com. Though she is a singer and actress who can also turn a mean cartwheel, juggling is not one of her skills — except, of course, when it comes to her personal life. During the last two decades she has also been an entrepreneur, wife, and mother of three.
    Easylunchboxes.com was born out of Kelly’s innate ability to do things efficiently while on a shoestring budget, and her desire to send her daughters to school with simple, healthy food, with little to no extra packaging or ingredients. Her past struggle with weight control inspires her to teach and model healthy eating habits for her children, and has fueled her dedication to always send them off to school with a great lunch. Read about Kelly's healthy lifestyle on MOM TRENDS.
    Kelly combined her self taught business-savvy with her natural inclination to think “what would other parents want?” — to develop the perfect lunchbox system. She is thrilled and proud to share her Easylunchboxes and lunch bags with other families who will benefit by their simple design, great price, and amazing functionality. Additionally, by promoting the waste-free lunch movement, EasyLunchboxes.com is helping the planet one lunch box at a time.
    As a creative mom who knows how to makeover a lunch box, Kelly was recently hired to share tips and promote lunch box ingredients by Hellman's and Nestle, appearing in TV news segments seen across the country.
    Kelly has been married to actor Loren Lester since 1988. They live in Woodland Hills, CA with their three daughters, Jenny, Lily, & Julia, and their dog, Albany.
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      Mornings spent in chaos making breakfast, beds, & lunch boxes?
      The EasyLunchbox system makes it simple to organize, and quickly pack healthy lunches without wasting money, time, paper or plastic.
      Born out of my response to unhealthy school lunch programs, EasyLunchboxes.com started from the desire to send my 3 kids to school with a nutritious meal, using little to no wasteful packaging. But the EasyLunchbox System is not just for kids. Adult size meals fit perfectly too.
      The EasyLunchbox System 's design, functionality, and low price has quickly made it a top choice among green lunch box solutions since it came on the market in December, 2009. Named a 'top 5 Eco-Friendly Mommy Must Have" by Parents Ask, the EasyLunchbox System has been rated TOP CHOICE by many independent reviewers. Read their reviews HERE .
      I was like other frustrated moms - I didn't like throwing together lunches during the morning rush. So much time was wasted sorting through a cabinet of mismatched food containers while trying to pack 15-25 well-balanced lunches per week. I struggled to find something that would help me pack lunches fast, without resorting to the ‘convenience’ of expensive, pre-packaged ‘fast-food.’ Most importantly, I wanted something attractive, eco-friendly, and made of food-safe materials that I didn’t have to wash by hand.
      My clever solution to the lunch-packing chore is the simple two piece EasyLunchbox container: The bottom has three compartments to hold an entree or sandwich and two side dishes. The fitted lid (which comes in 4 colors) covers all three compartments at once. No more squished sandwiches, mismatched plastic container pieces to keep track of (matching up all those bottoms and lids was the thing that drove me nuts!) or wasteful baggies. Fits perfectly inside the roomy EasyLunchbox custom carrying bag. And there is still plenty of room to throw in an extra snack or two, whole fruit, perhaps a thermos of soup, drink and ice block.  Flexibility is key, and since so many different things can fit, no matter what menu you choose to include, it packs easily and quickly. It's amazing how much faster, greener, & easier lunch box packing is with the EasyLunchbox system.
      Supporting the waste-free lunch movement, EasyLunchboxes.com offers a reusable, superior solution at a much lower price than other companies.
      Great for large families and those on a limited budget.
      FDA approved. No BPA, phthalates, lead, vinyl, or PVC. Safe for dishwasher, freezer, and microwave.
      The simple chic design and bright colors of our Cooler Bags can even be customized!
      We have included a sturdy grommet in the carrying handle so you can easily attach a pretty key ring, dietary restrictions warning tag, or your choice of any type of handcrafted or store bought “flair.” Examples HERE
      Our Cooler Bags are made of the highest quality 300D Polyester for premium durability and toughness. Vinyl free (PVC free) & lead free, with an FDA compliant PEVA lining.


    EasyLunchBoxes.com is generously giving away a container set and one lunch bag (winner can choose color). Retail value ($21.90)
    This giveaway is offered to US & Canadian residents only. Please do not enter this giveaway if have won or received free product from EasyLunchboxes within the past 3 months.
    mandatory entry to visit their site and write something learned about their products.
    Follow me (2 entries)
    Follow me on twitter (2 entries)
    Write about it on facebook or twitter (2 entries)
    Blog about it (5 entries)
    *Make sure that you leave your email so I can contact you if you win.

    Good Luck
    ♥Jess

    Tommee Tippee Review

    I was chosen to review some Tommee Tippee Products from The Mom Bloggers Club.
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    I fell in love with the products as soon as I seen them. They were brightly colored and very attractive.
    The Sippy $4.99
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    You can see the Tommee Tippee Expolora Cups {here}
    I received the waterbottle (stage 4) which has a dura-spout for kids on the go and is also dishwasher safe. Although I don’t have a dishwasher, this still was by far the easiest sippy cup I have cleaned. Usually you have to pop something out of the top of the sippy and clean both parts.

    and they are so difficult to clean. I have to literally BOIL the rubber piece sometimes. Especially when she drinks juice or something. so I was glad to have had the chance to review the Tommee Tippee sippee.

    The advance-flo™ valve used in Explora cups was designed by a physicist and requires almost no force to drink from, yet still remains spill- and leak-proof.
    Features and Benefits
    -BPA- and Phthalate-free
    -Patented advance-flo valve for guaranteed easy drinking
    -Super-sensitive Active Sensor valve is truly spill-proof and leakproof,
       yet allows liquid to flow on demand.



    but she can’t. I even tried myself. If you shake it REALLY REALLY hard it will come out but if your a kid just trying to make a mess, it won’t happen. You should have seen my carpets before I shampooed them. The milk stains galore from Adisyn spilling her bottles and sippies on the floor, for some reason- she thinks it’s funny. She gets in trouble for it, but sometimes still tries to. That’s the reason I loved this sippee so much, because it wouldn’t let her spill it, and it was so easy to clean.
    Prices of the cups
    Trainer Cup 1 pack 9 oz $4.99
    Trainer Cup 2 pack 9 oz $7.99
    Sippy Cup 2 pack 11 oz $7.99
    Straw Cup 2 pack 9 oz $7.99
    Water Bottle 1 pack 12 oz $4.99
    Drinking Cup 2 pack 9 oz $7.99

    so they aren’t high priced either.
    The Easi Mat $6.99
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    This kept me from having a headache during breakfast. Usually this little monkey tries to sling her bowl when she’s done with it. So I usually just put her food on the tray that goes with her seat. But I gave this bowl a chance, and it SO passed expectations. She couldn’t rip the bowl off the tray, no matter how hard she tried. (Make sure you DO wet the bottom of the mat before sticking it).. This mat will stick to ANY flat surface..and I mean ANY..I even stuck it to the wall to show you guys..This mat will hold all Tommee Tippee bowls and plates in place (and most other bowls), preventing spills so that they can learn to eat without all the mess.
    Features and Benefits
    -BPA- and Phthalate-free
    -Easi-Mat holds bowls and plates securely in place with release tab for less mess
    -Rolls up easy for storage
    -Suitable for use with all Tommee Tippee tableware and most other brands of bowls and plates
    *For best results, wipe all surfaces with a damp cloth and attach dish to suction device in the middle of  the mat.
    -To release tab, pull the tab at the back of the suction device




    It comes in 4 awesome colors =)
    Easi-Mat $6.99
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    The Bowl-
    Weaning Bowls (2) and Lid w/ Spoon $4.99
    Adisyn really loved this bowl, and so did I. It was easy to clean and it was very easy to snap on the top. (It came with 2 bowls, and 1 lid) The lid snaps on both bowls and has a place to fit the spoon. I put WATER in the bowl and snapped the lid on- and just to see if would leak- turned it upside down and no water escaped. So this would be great to send applesauce, fruit, or soup in without the worries.
    They have hit moms in a place where we needed to be reached. Awesome products with simple yet beautiful and well designed. Cool =)
    The picture I took of the spoon was too bright and you couldn’t see the bend in the spoon like I wanted, so I got the one off their website
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    It is shaped like no other baby spoon I had seen before. Adisyn could hold it in her hand perfectly without all the gawkiness of the long baby spoons I have..The actual spoon part was a lot bigger than the spoon (pictured below). She loved the Tommee Tippee spoons because she could actually fit something in her mouth without the long handle and narrow spoon.
    They also have these other awesome spoons..Heat Sensing.
    If your babies food is too hot the spoon will turn colors to let you know. Isn’t that cool?
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    You can see the company background info {here}.
    • Tommee Tippee is now available at Toys”R”Us and Babies”R”Us stores as well as  online at BabiesRUs.com.
    Now – July 23: Buy any Explora item (cups and toddler feeding), get the second 50% off atBabiesRUs.com
    Like Tommee Tippee on Facebook
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    I was NOT paid to review these products, Tommee Tippee was just kind enough to let me review their product through Mom Bloggers Club. I want to thank them, and thank you- don’t forget to get one before the 23rd.




    Munchie Mug Review

    Innovative in both concept and design the patented spill-resistant Munchie Mug eliminates snack-time messes for children 10 months and older.
    Features:
    • Secure Screw-On Top with Easy Grip Handle
    • Soft fabric closure for sensitive little hands
    • Easy to clean: Top Rack Dishwasher Safe
    • Great for healthy snacking: Cereals, dried fruits, crackers, etc.
    • Additional stay-fresh lid included for keeping snacks fresh when mug is not in use
    • Economically friendly: Made in the United States of America
    • Child friendly: Made of all FDA food grade compliant materials
    • Environmentally friendly: Made of 100% recyclable materials & eliminates waste created by plastic snack baggies that are used once and thrown away. Use the Munchie Mug, again, again, and again!!!
    I have to say I love it. I really do. They offer 3 colors which are blue, pink, and yellow.






    I chose the yellow one, so that both my kids could use it. It was a very nice thing to have after shampooing the carpet. No more spills and no more mess. It came with a bowl and lid and then the Munchie lid that goes on top.


    It was easy to take with us. Just pack it with the clear lid, and when they are ready to eat, just put the other lid on and wa-lah.
    They liked it, and I liked it. I thought it was a very innovative product, and it’s nice to have clean carpets for once LOL.
    the spandex type fabric at the top keeps them from being able to spill it while still letting them reach their hands in it to grab a snack.
    but she couldn’t. She did figure out how to reach in and grab a bunch which led to a couple of apple jacks on the floor, but I was still super impressed with the product and totally recommend it to other moms for the house, car, camping, movies, or just anything. It is very cute and awesome.

    You can look or buy {here}
    ♥Jess
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