Thursday, December 26, 2013

Two for one, kinda day

I have been slacking on posting, reviews and everything with Christmas overcoming my entire being! So here is another one from Influenster. I received a Suave Family box..

Included was a Men's body wash which hubs said has a good manly scent and lathered just right. Next was a children's hair mousse that I use on all three of the kids, it works great for scrunching the girls hair or even spiking my son's hair, Smells yummy too! Lastly was a Sweet Pea & Violet body lotion, I am not big on floraly scents but love sweet pea! It was not too perfumery at all, made my skin nice & soft but did not leave that icky greasy. Overall we were all VERY happy with the products received and the best part is they are affordable! WIN WIN! 

Walmart has the Mens Refreshing body wash 12 oz for $1.88, wow! It is currently sold out online though. BOO! The Sauve Kids Cherry Vanilla Mousse is $2.98 online and is in stock. The Suave Naturals Sweet Pea & Violet body lotion 18 oz. for $2.50 but also sold out online! 

Another great box from Influenster :)

Braun Forehead Thermometer

I get so excited when the mailman comes with boxes and one of the recent things I received was the Braun Forehead Thermometer. It came right on time, Madison got sick the following night. I normally dread taking their temperature because my ear thermometer takes forever it seems on a cranky sick baby. This new forehead one if FANTASTIC! 

So lets go over the specs!

The Braun Forehead Thermometer features:

  • Fever Guidance System - Large color-coded screen for fever detection

  • Non-invasive convenience

  • Professional accuracy by gentle swiping the forehead

  • Easy to use and measures just in seconds

  • Safe and hygienic - no probe covers needed

The kids LOVE it, it is so easy to use. You start right above the left eyebrow and slowly swipe to the right temple. The kids have taken each others temperatures and even mom and dads. There is no longer that infamous "cringe" when you say "Lets take your temperature!" 

It is color coded, how can it get anymore simple then that? GREEN is Healthy as can be, YELLOW is a fever, and RED is UT OH! time to call the Dr. I mean its fool proof! 

Walmart has the best price I have seen at $29.88, check it out here.

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

How awesome?! Let me tell you about some great companies!

So I can't help but brag about my new prize pack I got from the #AdvancedHairCare Twitter party sponsored by L'Oreal and hosted by She Speaks. She Speaks is a community powered by women who love to get the latest scoop and share what's hot. SheSpeaks gives you many ways to have a say, share and inspire others. Read and comment on our blogs, share hot deals and offers, create a review or join our discussion boards. You'll get helpful information, tips and expert advice on a range of topics, to keep you in the know. It's free to join, so sign up HereI won the grand prize and it was a $250 gift card for Target and the L'Oreal Advanced Hair Care line. My prize came UPS yesterday and I even got some extra great products in the box too from L'Oreal. I am so grateful to have won a party with such a generous host and sponsor.  So now my newest addiction is Twitter parties, what is a Twitter party you ask. I am going to go into some great detail so get comfy and prepare to learn everything you need to know. I promise they will become your newest addiction too. Let's get started! 

Follow them both on Twitter, @LOrealParisUSA and @shespeaksup

Both are pretty great and def. a must to follow on Twitter. 

 What is a Twitter Party?

 A twitter party is a fast and fun virtual party, using the twitter platform. Usually held in the evening, twitter parties typically last 1-2 hours and are a wonderful way for people to connect and discuss a topic of choice. Most twitter parties have an expert panelist and party host to keep the party on topic.

 How does a twitter party work?

 Twitter users tweet with a specified hashtag (#) for the party, that will then link all the tweets to that party. The party host will announce the hashtag prior to the event. If you look online there are tons of twitter party calendar, parties are listed by the hashtag (#). Most you must RSVP for and it will tell you how to. Always RSVP, if you do not you are not eligible for the prizes. Users use their tweet chat client to search for the hashtag and join in the conversation. TweetDeck and TweetGrid make following a twitter party much easier, it puts everything right how you need it to appear.

What are the benefits of attending a twitter party?

Twitter parties are a great way to connect with new friends using the power of social media. You can interact with people who share the same favorite brands as yourself.  People get together for fun, friends and support. Often times twitter parties have some great prizes to give away.

I also found this really good site that offers a beginner guide to Twitter parties. Check it out here, TweeParties. I also rely on them for their awesome party calender. 

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Catching up..

So it has been awhile since I have posted, my life has been such a hectic mess lately but starting to level back out! In the last few weeks I have went from working full time to deciding to quit my job and I am back to a stay at home mama for now. I am sure any other mamas out there can understand what a crazy transition that is. I am now happy again though to say the least. I have more time for the kids and finally some "me" time! 

I have been preparing for Christmas and loving up my babies, hubby too! :) 

The other day the kids and I made cinnamon ornaments I found on Pintrest on a great blog called "Growing a Jeweled Rose" you can check the blog out here.. Growing a Jeweled Rose

It was a super simple idea and the kids LOVED making them. Here is her recipe for them..

Cinnamon Ornament Recipe
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of salt
  • 1/2 cup of cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup of very warm water

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.  Wash hands and then finish kneading with clean, dry hands.  If the dough is a little sticky dust your hands with a bit of flour and knead.   After a few minutes you will be left with amazing cinnamon ornament dough
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Here is some of the ones we made..

It was LOADS of fun.. Check out her blog she posts lots of GREAT ideas! I promise now I have more time on my hands to post lots more since I actually have other things to do then go to work. Please share my blog and Click on the Top Mommy Blogs to vote for my blog. ;)

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Low entry giveaway!

Check out this great giveaway for such a sweet Christmas story! 

Let them know I sent you! :)

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Breakfast on tho GO!

So I don't know about you guys but mornings are not my best part of the day, I am not a morning person at all. Mornings in this house are hectic so a descent breakfast for myself is out of the question. Or I should  say, WAS out of the question until I was introduced to BelVita breakfast biscuits.

Who says you can't have cookies for breakfast? NOW you can, and not only can you but it is good for you! 

One of the unique things about  belVita Breakfast Biscuits is the nutritious sustained energy they provide all morning long. The biscuits are made with a combination of grains that are carefully baked to release energy regularly and continuously to fuel your body throughout the morning.

They come in crunchy and soft baked. In the crunchy you can choose from Golden Oat, Blueberry, Apple Cinnamon, and my two favorites Cinnamon Brown Sugar and Chocolate, YES, CHOCOLATE! :) The soft baked ones can be found in Mixed Berry and Oats & Chocolate.

To sum it up, its pretty amazing & perfect for on the go!