Monday, August 31, 2015

Traveling? Don't Forget the JoJoba!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

When you travel you want to take the products you love with you, but you don't want to take them in full-sized packaging. That's just too much trouble! JoJoba has heard you and created an awesome travel line of their favorite products all in one handy little Travel Essentials Kit.

JoJoba Travel Essentials Pack. Great for Travel!

Inside you will find five of their most well-loved products, enclosed in a sturdy clear pouch, that makes travel even more convenient (easily see what's in there, and just wipe the outside clean!).

There is the Jojoba Bead facial cleanser that gently exfoliates. This is a must-have when your'e staying in a hotel that doesn't have a high quality product line in their powder room line-up. Though hotels are getting better about this, there are still so many times you'll come across a subpar product line. No more harsh soap, take this along with you and you'll be fine!

There is also a Hydrating Day Cream. With green tea, Chamomile (my fave), and olive leaf extracts, this anti-aging light formula is moisturizing at its finest. You can feel the quality when you put it on, and fortunately, a little goes a long way.

The Intense Overnight Renewal Cream makes up for the elements you might be experiencing while you're out and about. Pool time, or even lake/ocean time can take its toll on your skin while you're traveling. So can pollution, harsh weather, and even walking outside. Replenish your skin while you sleep with this rich cream.

The Lemon and Coconut Handcream is my fave. What smells more like vacation than citrus & coconut? Not much if you ask me! And everyone likes to have a healthy dose of lotion at the ready when they're on a trip! This is one I will be purchasing in a larger size too, to keep at home. It's just that good. :)

Finally, there's also a 15ml bottle of Jojoba included. This is a natural multi-purpose moisturizer that can be used on your skin, hair, nails, you name it. It's lack of exclusive use makes it a must when you're on the road.

All of these products have their place when you are traveling, so I can't possibly pick a favorite. I can, however tell you, that I do love them all.

Do you love what you see? You can find out more about these lovely treats by visiting the JoJoba website. You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

Brackitz Building Blocks are a New Kind of Build!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Brackitz are an award-winning STEM toy, that means educational and fun for you!

There are a lot of building products on the market for kids. Brackitz has entered the mix, but they have taken it up a notch with their quality of product.

These connectors are sturdy!

The box comes with hard, high-quality plastic connectors and strong wooden planks. The planks are child-sized and easy to hold, but just a word of warning, they do have a bit of a sharpness to them on the edges, so be careful if you have little ones using them. They are recommended for ages 3+.

With this award-winning kit, your children can easily learn science and engineering skills by simply 'playing' and building with this educational STEM  toy. And isn't learning in a fun way, always the best way?

Strong kid-sized wood planks fit in the connectors.

You can build bigger, stronger, sturdier structures with these pieces than you can with a lot of other kits because they are so sturdily made. In fact, my 7-yr old didn't have a challenge getting them together (the connectors are a very tight fit), but my 2-yr. old granddaughter did have to have assistance. No worries, it was still fun for her, but it's good to know such things before making a purchase.

For ages 3+ this sturdy toy is fun to use to build and create.
This is my granddaughter's amazing, abstract art. ;) :)
You can build these flat, or you can go up. My granddaughter chose to go up. You can see her abstract tower above. I thought it looked like a building, she said it's her robot. When she says it, she means it, so we're going with robot. ;)

All in all we liked our sample kit. There are several kits that you can choose from on the website, and know too that they have a handy carrying handle on top, so that makes it easy to take these with you on the go.

Visit to learn more. You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

#BloodStop is Perfect to Have on Hand for the Just in Case!

Keep a stash in the house, and take some along when you travel!

There are some things you like to have on hand, just in case. Of course, you hope the need to use them never arises, but if it does you definitely want to be prepared. BloodSTOP is one of those items.

LifeScience Plus, a biotech company that has developed an innovative, life-saving product that every family should have in their first-aid kit, especially when on the go — BloodSTOP is a product that stops bleeding, prevents blood loss, and seals even serious wounds better than any other in existence.

Family vacations, road trips, camping adventures, and outdoor fun are what make summer "summer." When you and your family are on the move, scrapes and cuts can slow you down and get in the way of summer fun. Having BloodSTOP on hand not only keeps you and your family moving, but also gives you peace of mind, knowing you're fully prepared when on the go. BloodSTOP is an absolute must-have addition to every family's first-aid kit and is available at major drug stores nationwide (e.g., CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Walmart, Amazon, and more). 

Initially developed for use by surgeons in the operating room, BloodSTOP is proven to stop bleeding faster and promote healing far better than traditional bandages and other blood coagulating products. BloodSTOP's effectiveness, efficiency, and simplicity has made it the go-to product for many emergency workers, medics, firefighters, police forces, and parents alike. It is a groundbreaking product with a multitude of applications and the ability to actually save lives.

I think this product could have a multitude of uses. Sports instantly comes to mind (those are right around the corner with Summer quickly coming to a close) . So does hiking or any other activity that has you active and out and about, away from the house. These are easy to carry, and definitely something you want to have with you, 'just in case,' even though you hope the 'just in case' never comes. And of course you'll want to keep a stash in your house too, again hoping you'll never need it, but glad too have them if you do.

Besides the usefulness of having BloodStop products on hand, you should also know that the products are specially designed to remove with ease. That means no more taking your skin or part of the wound with you when you remove the products designed to stop the bleeding. If you're like me, and the thought of the above makes your cringe, then you'll appreciate that little (big!) fact too. I give this product line two thumbs up. We'll be keeping a constant supply available in our medicine cabinet, and a small sample in my purse as well.

You can learn more about BloodSTOP by visiting their website. You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

#Premama #Fertility A Powder Not a Pill! Available at #CVS

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Premama Fertility is a reproductive support supplement that comes in a powder form instead of in a pill. Simply mix with soft food or liquid, and this easy-to-swallow and easy-to-digest formula is taken with ease.

To use you simply pour the packet of powder into your drink (or soft food) and stir.

It dissolves almost instantly and has absolutely no taste. This is perfect for those with sensitive tummies, or those who simply don't like to take pills. To use, it is recommended that you simply mix with at least 12 oz of water until blended well, or that you mix with any non-carbonated, flavored liquids such as juices or smoothies. I love that you can just put one of these in your morning blended drink and be good to go.

Premama Fertility is designed to provide natural reproductive support. It is formulated with Myo-Inositol, which is clinically shown to hep improve ovulatory function and egg quality. It also includes Folic Acid to help support prenatal health. The Premama Fertility is also Gluten-free, non-GMO and vegan.

The road to conception can be fun, but it can also be a little intimidating. Premama is here to help.

You can learn more about Premama products by visiting their website. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and/or Pinterest.

For anyone wishing to try the product, they are offering a box of 28 packets here. US entrants only.
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Winner Announcement

Congratulations to LaTanya whose name was randomly selected by Rafflecopter as the winner of the Yumbitz Cookies giveaway.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Have You Seen the New Chalk Ink Markers??? These are Cool!

Disclosure: I received samples to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Definitely not the Chalk from your Youth! :)

Back-to-school time certainly means different things to different people. For teachers, finding new, innovative ways to grab their students’ attention is important. For parents, finding ways to make homework a little less dreadful is a MUST. And for students, it’s all about showing your school pride. Whatever back-to-school means to you, discover why teachers, parents and students alike turn to Chalk Ink-- it brightens the world around you!
Chalk Ink is a versatile, easy way to make a statement and share information. A major upgrade from the chalk used in days of yore, Chalk Ink is the highest quality chalk marker you can find. It works like a paint pen, yet looks like chalk. No dust and no smearing once it is dry. You can use it on any non-porous surface and wipes off easily with water or Windex. Its classic set of 8 markers comes in eye-catching colors that have limitless uses: 
·       Make fun & creative class projects
·       Write on the gym floor for pep rallies, etc.
·       Use on chalkboard or whiteboard, no switching back and forth between markers and chalk!
·       Make homework FUN –  Write math problems, practice spelling, brainstorm on windows at home, the kitchen counter- even in the bathtub/shower 
·       Perfect for students of ALL ages – even kids and parents!
·       Provide a great alternative for children with allergies who struggle being around dust from traditional chalk.
·       A set of 8 markers retails for $35.99 per set at

To keep those creative juices flowing, Chalk Ink has created Chalk Ink Shape Cut Chalkboards! These fun shaped chalkboards help you take your creations outside the box! With several shapes to choose from, they make any message you want to display a little more special. Use with 
Chalk Ink markers in the classroom, in locker rooms, as a unique gift for teachers and more.
For fall’s festivities, pick up Chalk Ink’s Fall-lala-lala set of 6 Wet Wipe Markers: green tea, stick o’ butter, teddy bear, candy corn orange, Spanish tile and smiley face yellow. You will use them time and time again for fun Halloween activities, bright DIY home d├ęcor and holiday projects. $27.99 at
Many of the Fortune 500 companies we already know and love like Starbucks, Whole Foods, Panera Bread, Peet’s Coffee, Trader Joe’s and more have discovered this all-purpose marker - now it's your turn! 

An easy way to use the Chalk Ink is for notes in the lunch box.

We are using ours for something very easy, and something very fun...and it's something my youngest looks forward to everyday: A Chalk Ink note in his lunchbox!

Wipes clean with just a little water.
This is a cool way to send a little love to school with your child. And it wipes off in an instant with a swipe of water. We love these markers. Think of the possibilities. For more information visit

#Giveaway Master Lock Helps Consumers Protect Their Belongings On-the-Job with Personal Safety Tips While at Work

Disclosure: A product was received to help facilitate the post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Master Lock offers Great Safety Tips for While You're at Work
Plus Enter to win this Personal Safe!

From business trips to staff meetings, more than 122 million people are full-time employees, and spend an average of 47 hours a week or more at their workplace.** Adjusting to the work environment; securing valuables; and balancing responsibilities, assignments and deadlines are all important aspects of  being in the workforce. Master Lock offers helpful advice and easy-to-use products for securing belongings while in work mode. 

“Most people spend a majority of their time at work, which makes it important to take the necessary steps to ensure a safe and secure workplace,” said Rebecca Smith, vice president, marketing for Master Lock. “We want to provide reliable products and tips to help create a secure work environment.”

Whether starting a first job, transitioning to a new company or simply evaluating the security at a current workplace, Master Lock is providing consumers with tips to help secure their belongings at the workplace and their homes while they’re on the job.

1.      Secure Spare Keys: With 73 percent of U.S. and Canadian residents working outside of their home,* hiding a spare house key under a mat or rock makes consumers susceptible to possible break-ins and thefts. Provide secure access to cleaning services, maintenance workers, babysitters or a family member with a trusted key lock box, such as the Master Lock 5422D Portable Key Safe, which offers keyless convenience and secure storage of keys and access cards to provide peace of mind when at the office. Be selective when giving out the code, and only provide access to trusted friends, family and workers.

2.      Protect Personal Valuables: Approximately 50 percent of people who bring valuables to work do not have a secure place to store them.* Whether in the office or traveling, securing smartphones, wallets, electronic devices and other small valuables in a personal safe, such as the Master Lock 5900D SafeSpace, helps prevent theft. Designed with a durable cable, the Master Lock 5900D SafeSpace can be wrapped around a fixed object at the office or in a hotel room when traveling for work– providing lightweight and portable convenience. Larger items of value, such as a purse or backpack, should be secured in a cabinet or drawer. 

3.       Stay Safe and Organized Online: Most offices are equipped with computers, software programs and the Internet for employees to use to complete their work efficiently. Keeping track of numerous logins and documents as well as ensuring this information is stored in a safe place can be a daunting task. To stay digitally organized, use the Master Lock Vault  a free, digital safe deposit box, to store passwords and digital copies of important documents in a secure, reliable location for easy access from any smart phone or computer. And, employees should always log-off or place their computers in sleep mode when stepping away from workstations.

4.      Protect Important Documents: Organization is key when starting and settling into any job. Contracts, employee tax forms and other important paperwork can quickly pile up if you do not have a secure place to keep these documents. Using a Sentry Safe FHW40120 Large Lock File will help protect your sensitive information from theft, flood and fire threats as well as provide easy office organization with the ability to store hanging file folders. Be sure to shred any sensitive documents when they are no longer needed to keep them from falling into the wrong hands.

5.      Lock Up Before Leaving: Whether working remotely at a coffee shop, taking a business trip or hitting the gym after work, locking luggage, briefcases and laptop or gym bags will help protect valuables in transit. A TSA-Accepted Luggage Lock, such as the Master Lock 4680DBLK, will help keep belongings safe on-the-go. The Master Lock 4680DBLK and 4680DNKL Luggage Locks offer resistance to cutting, and are TSA approved so screeners can inspect and relock your baggage without damaging the lock. It’s also important to keep small personal items in front pockets.  Leaving valuables in back pockets makes them easy targets for pickpockets.  

For more safety tips and products, visit the Master Lock website or connect with Master Lock on social via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest orYouTube.

The Master Lock Company is recognized around the world as the authentic, enduring name in padlocks and security products. Master Lock Company offers a broad range of innovative security and safety solutions for consumer, commercial, and industrial end-users. Master Lock Company LLC is an operating unit of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc., a leading consumer brands company. Headquartered in Deerfield, Ill., Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. (NYSE: FBHS), is included in the S&P MidCap 400 Index. For more information about Master Lock visit

**According to a Gallup study

*According to a March 2015 Safety and Security Survey of more than 1,500 U.S. and Canadian residents conducted by Master Lock via SurveyMonkey.

On to the Giveaway!  

A big thank you to Master Lock for sharing these safety tips. There are many ways to guard your belongings, Master Lock has been a trusted one for years!! One way listed to help protect your belongings was with the personal safe shown below. You can set your own combination with this durable water-resistant, shock-absorbent safe.  The cable wraps tightly around a fixed object and it's perfect for holding items such as cameras, iPods, passports, etc. It also has an earbud access location on the side, making it perfect for charging. I think this would be good at work, at home, or even while you're traveling.

Perfect for holding iPods (has opening so you can charge earbuds while closed),
money, passports, cameras, etc.

Keyless entry, make your own password code.

Wraps around any secure fixture for safe-keeping. I'm thinking it'd be great for hotel rooms/travel.

Show your support and help find a cure for Breast Cancer by purchasing one of these pink personal safes. Or enter to win your own here. US entrants only!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

6 Easy Energy-Saving Tips

Saving energy doesn't have to involve a complete overhaul of your lifestyle. In fact, it can be as simple as buying the right kitchen appliances or changing your everyday laundry habits. If you're ready to start doing your part for the environment, here are just six easy ways to save energy.

1. Stop Adjusting Your Thermostat

Pick a temperature and stick to it. Every time you fiddle with the dial, you're forcing your heater or air conditioner to work that much harder to compensate for your demands. You can save a surprising amount of energy just by setting it to one temperature throughout the day.

2. Block the Sun

Sunlight can be a stifling source of heat, so if your living room doesn't have curtains, blinds or shades, you could be wasting a lot of energy on the A/C when you don't have to be. Throw up some blockage to the sun and see how drastically your home's internal temperature drops.

3. Rethink Your Utility Company

Some energy companies are more eco-friendly than others. Look for brands like Reliant Energy that have committed themselves to energy-saving practices and green business policies. You'll be doing your part for the environment just by choosing the right water or utility provider!

4. Clean Your HVAC Units

This goes for heaters, air conditioners and everything in between. The dirtier their fans and generators, the more power they have to push out to provide the same level of service that you expect. A cleanly-running unit is a much greener one.

5. Buy Energy-Efficient Appliances

Look for the little star that marks an energy-saving appliance. They come on dishwashers, refrigerators, washing machines and even shower heads, so there's no excuse for buying something that wastes power and water when there are ready alternatives available.

6. Insulate Your Home

Your attic could be letting in drafts. Your basement could be collecting a chill that permeates all the lower rooms. If you're serious about reducing your home's energy consumption, you'll need to make sure it's insulated against the weather. Full-scale insulation is best, but even a few panels are better than nothing.

These are just a few tips for saving energy. Don't worry if you can't make big, life-altering changes right away. Every little bit counts, and you can build up to a better future through small steps just as easily as large ones.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

4 Days Only! EasyAcc Design Competition with 50 Prize Winners!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Today through August 31, EasyAcc is accepting your original designs! Let the creativity flow as you set out to design a new tablet cover for EasyAcc with their latest and greatest contest! There will be 50 winners for this one, so get designing (and be sure to tell a friend!).

Awards & Prizes:
Engagement Award: 50 participants will be selected at random and receive an EasyAcc 3,000 mAh Power Bank;
Finalist Award: All participants whose picture(s) are adopted by EasyAcc Design Team at last will receive the tablet cover with his/her name and other personalized logo.

1. Entry Time: 28, Aug. – 31, Aug. (Pacific Time (US & Canada))
2. All pictures are required to be clear with no restriction on theme.
3. Picture Format: jpg/png

How to Join:
1. Email to with the subject, Name + Photo Contest
2. Email Content: creative pictures + picture description + personal information (Name, shipping address)
3. All personal information emailed will be kept confidential
4. If you have any questions, send the email to
5. Award will be announced on Monday, 7, Sept. 2015.

How cool would it be to see your design on the tablet cover? I'm thinking...very cool. This is a great contest! Head on over to EasyAcc to learn more and get your submissions going. You only have four days for this one, folks! Good luck to all who enter!

Febreze In-Wash Odor Eliminator #BringTheStink

Disclosure: A product coupon was sent to help facilitate this post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own. 

Don't Mask Odors, Eliminate them!
Febreze In-Wash Odor Eliminator
You've likely used Febreze at some point in time for one thing or another in your home. I remember the first time I tried and was majorly impressed with the original spray. That was years ago. Now the product line has expanded quite a bit and there are many items available to try and use, including the new Frebreze In-Wash Odor Eliminator.

Parents want to be prepared for the new school year with school supplies, new clothes and healthy lunch ideas. Unfortunately, kids can lose their pens and pencils, lunch becomes a guessing game of whether they ate and new clothes do not last. With gym class, recess, after school sports and the chance of spilt milk, clothes get smelly as well as dirty. To help with mysterious odors clinging to kids clothes, Febreze created Febreze In-Wash Odor Eliminator. The formula works along with detergent and targets lingering odors while detergent focuses on cleaning away dirt and stains.

Febreze In-Wash Odor Eliminator is so strong that it gets rid of lasting smoke, sweat, mildew and pet odors. Now that's something to write home about. Start the new school year with confidence. With Febreze and their new In-Wash Odor Eliminator, it's okay for the kids to #BringTheStink!

Are you a fan of Febreze? Will you be trying this new product? Be sure to visit the website where you can find more information on the product, and be sure to click here for your $2 off coupon!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Worry Eaters for Kids with #Giveaway

Disclosure: I received a product for compensation. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Getting kiddos to open up and explain to you what they might be worried about can sometimes prove to be a challenge. One way to open the door is this great new line of adorable plush Worry Eaters.

These cute little stuffed/plush animals come with a zipper pouch on their front that is designed especially for your child to put a little note or picture in it, that tells about their worry. Once their worry is given to the Worry Eater, the child can instantly feel relived a). because they've shared their worry aloud and b). because they have a cute friend to help them deal with it.

This also provides you, the caregiver or parent, with the chance to talk to your child about their worry, and further explore ways to help alleviate any troubles, stresses, etc. they might be experiencing.

Choose from 8 cuddly characters, small or large

The Worry Eaters come in 8 cuddly characters, sized large and small.

This is Flint. He's our favorite, but we do like them all!
We ordered Flint, size Large. Standing a full 13" tall, he's perfect for holding and cuddling too. He's also the perfect size for bringing along on car rides, and he fits perfectly in the seat belt (not that we would know that or anything *ahem*). The sturdy mouth zipper leads to a roomy pouch for your little one to store and zip up their worry/ies. I thought the design on this one was so cute. I'm totally diggin' the eye patch. This plush is soft and easy to love. There's a handy plastic ring on the back too, in case you want to hang 'em up near the bed, or wherever. :)

From the website:

Worry Eaters, imported and distributed in the U.S. by Haywire Group, exclusive North American distributor of the plush collectibles perform a miraculous deed – they eat childhood fears and concerns! At a recent Blogger Bash in NYC, dozens of mom bloggers embraced Worry Eaters with enthusiasm because there just aren’t that many “emotional” toys out there that help families deal with worries, large or small. Worry Eaters have now arrived at neighborhood toy stores across the country or online.

Worried about starting a new grade or facing bullies at school? Have a military parent or difficulties at home? Feed it to your Worry Eater! The little softie with big eyes and a striped body comes in eight different personalities with names like Polli, Flamm and twins Bill and Betti. Each character has a hang tag that explains to tots as young as 3 years old that if they write their concern on paper -- or draw it if too young to write -- and tuck it into the plush’s zippered mouth, their Worry Eater will hold on to that fear for them, so they can get a good night’s sleep. In the morning, their fears usually don’t look so large after all! Play on Words founder and speech language pathologist Sherry Artemenko tried out Worry Eaters with a bunch of kids and all agreed they are a great idea. Check out her blog post and video with the kids.

 The Worry Eater collection is designed by German TV Animator Gerd Hahn. After a child feeds his or her worry to their plush pal, parents have an opportunity to seek out the worry and talk to their children about their troubles at an appropriate time.

Each character boasts round, understanding eyes, soft bodies and a mix of two, three or more ears or horns! Worry Eatersare kind and cuddly in both good and bad times. With Enno's two pointy ears or Saggo's five tall striped ears, these pals create opportunities for children to talk to parents or other grownups. Enno, Saggo and six other fellow plush friends offer lots of reassurance to children that someone is always there to help. 

You can learn more about the Worry Eaters by visiting the website. You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

One lucky winner gets a plush of choice. US entrants only.

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The PetSac is a Stuffed Animal and a Backpack!

Disclosure: A product was received at no charge to me, to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

August 1st, something exciting came to Walmart shelves! The PetSac is a full-sized backpack that comes in 9 animals and 6 fabric designs. This is a practical, cute way to make your little ones happy to carry their own items. Use it for travel, school, or even overnight stays with family and/or friends.

The PetSac comes in 9 different animals and 6 different fabric designs!

My granddaughter loves her new Catpuccino because of the cute kitty that is attached. My daughter-in-law loves the double compartment, rip--stop nylon backpack that makes travel to daycare so much easier. Something to note too, the material wipes clean, so no more worrying about the bookbags getting dirty (which they tend to do so quickly!).

It's easy to use, simply pull the tail, and inside you'll find the roomy backpack stored and ready to go.

Open it up and you've got instant carrying capacity at your fingertips.

It's easy to restore the bag when the time comes. Simply open the back of your plush / stuffed animal and fold it inside. Yep, just that easy. These are heavy duty zippers too, so they're not likely to break if your child decides to test the storing features on his/her own. ;)

This one is a little big for sweet baby girl (it's recommended for ages 3+ and she is 2), but she'll grow into it. In the meantime, she's loving her new kitty, and her mom is loving having a place to store her school things.

You can learn more about PetSac and all their great animals/designs by visiting their website. You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

$25 Visa Gift Card #Giveaway

Disclosure: The sponsor pulled this post, due to unforeseen, unrelated to Mail4Rosey circumstances. Of course they want to honor their initial prize, so even though I was going to pay for it myself, they have agreed to issue the prize. I appreciate it, and I am sure you do too. Hopefully we will hear more from the sponsor in the future. Good luck to all who enter. :)

Prize: $25 Visa Gift Card and $5 off Nature's Harvest Bread Coupon.

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Shatterproof #GlassticBottle Giveaway!

Disclosure: This post was brought to you by Glasstic and #AWBloggers.

This is Speedy (on the left).
This is our new Glasstic Shatterproof Water Bottle on the Right
This post is going to introduce you to two new things. On the one'll find Speedy. He is the latest addition to our family, a gift from my youngest son's next older brother. See the wet spots on my son's shirt? Those are from Speedy. He likes to walk across his new owner...much to his new owner's delight.

The water bottle is not meant to be a turtle display, but strangely it worked...
Don't you think the colors match splendidly?
And yes, we did afterwards
sterilize, sanitize, and explain that you can't put a reptile on your
drinking receptacle. ;)
And this... is Speedy on my son's new Glasstic Bottle. No, I did not realize my son was going to showcase his new reptile on his new bottle's lid. Yes, I may have freaked out a bit about sanitizing it and never doing that again for safety reasons. But the colors work, don't you think? Speedy has now helped our family with an awesome blog review (and giveaway!).

The lid locks in place with just a touch of  a button

The bottle itself comes in a lot of great designs and colors. We have a pink one that is plain, and a retro print that is in blue and green. Speedy was on the more manly colored bottle, because we're assuming he is a boy (how do you tell with a turtle??).

The flip-top lid also locks in place, making it convenient to take on the go!

The bottle also has a handy dandy carrying handle, &
you get a free bottle brush with every order!

These bottles have a handy dandy, very sturdy carrying handle (sticking out on the back part of the hinge). They are BPA Free-Free, Toxin Free, have shatterproof glass, and they come with a one year glass replacement warranty! What's not to love?

Our bottle has already helped us out while taking long walks, playing at the park, and of course, showcasing our cute little Speedy (and trust me, that turtle has earned his name! Whoever said turtles were slow, has not yet met Speedy). I trust it will help us more, and often, as it's convenient and easy to carry along, sturdy, a pleasure to drink from, and it's nice to look at too. In addition to that, each order comes with one free bottle brush for easy cleaning. Can't beat that, right?

Be sure to check out the website to see the great deals Glasstic has going on right now. You can also follow them on Pinterest and/or Instagram. You're going to love this bottle!

Two lucky winners get a bottle of choice to call their own! US entrants only.

Now my question to you: How do you think your new Glasstic Bottle would help you and/or your family?

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Encourage Active Sitting! Kids Kore Wobble Chair #Giveaway

Kid Kore Wobble Chair, unassembled's that easy to put together!

What is that? It's all kinds of fun in a simple piece of furniture! Introducing the Kids Kore Wobble Chair from One Step Ahead. 

Because kids aren't meant to just sit still, One Step Ahead has created this chair that allows them to spin, wobble, fidget, and rock at will, without anyone giving them 'the look.' In addition,the chair helps children strengthen their back and core muscles.

This chair is a cinch to put together, comes in 9 different colors, and is recommended for children ages 4-12, up to 200 lbs. It measures 14" high with an 11" diameter when built. There is also a toddler version available, if you're looking for something similar for the littler ones.

Great for children with ADHD, classrooms, lounging at home, etc. Let the kids release energy while still getting their work/tasks done. This chair encourages active sitting.

Be sure to visit the website. One Step Ahead is going to amaze you with their high quality, very versatile items. I've known about them for a long time, and they still continue to astound me (in a very good way). You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.


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Saturday, August 22, 2015

DormCo Gets College Off on the Right Foot!

Disclosure: I received a product sample to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

The 12 Days of College Gift Kits are Available at
Each box has its own theme and is filled to the brim with related goodies.
If you're looking for the perfect gift to give or send to your college student, has got you covered. They've put together a nice variety of College Gift Packs in their 12 Days of College series. What does that mean? It means they've picked a theme and then stuffed a box (carefully of course) full of favorite items that go along with it. I encourage you to browse through them and pick out your favorites. These kits are awesome!

The kit even included a $5 gift card.

We've selected the Dean's List, which is a collaboration of desk (and other) supplies that are going to come in handy for any and all students, especially those who are living life in the dorm. Small/compact and jam-packed full of goodies, this is sure to be a welcome gift for any student.

Everything in here is useful!

There isn't anything in there that's not going to be 100% useful. From the calculator, to the stapler, to the dry erase board and markers (with an attached eraser), this college gift pack is a real student-pleaser.

Read at night without disturbing your neighbor.

It's also got some great additional perk items, like this book light pictured above. Dorm room reading can be a challenge if your roommate is trying to get some sleep. This little light makes it a win-win as your student gets some quality reading time in, without disturbing his or her neighbor.

DormCo proves essentials really can be fun!

The multi-plug outlet is good for charging or plugging in a lot of things, in a little space. I know we have enough trouble finding plugs for everything in a regular house, imagine how much harder it would be in a small space!

I love that arrow magnet. It's heavy-duty strong too.

The screen cleaner pictured above comes with a soft cloth too, for wiping down those electronic devices. And it's hard to tell, but the red target just above it is a strong magnet (and the clear attachment is an arrow). Such a fun way to hang up those daily reminders.

The bunk pocket wraps around any dorm bed post and keeps essentials (like the smartphone) close at hand.

And speaking of reminders, this college kit also came with a whole lot of sticky notes to help keep your important notes front and center. To the left of those is a cool bunk pocket. It wraps easily around any bunk post, allowing important essentials (like the smartphone) to be kept close at hand.

Those are just some of the items highlighted that are in the pack. You can get a complete list of everything included by visiting the link to The Dean's List (Study Necessities) College Gift Pack on the DormCo website.

Don't forget, this is just one of 12 college kits available. Each kit has its own theme (like Lather Up or Easily Forgotten Essentials), and is sure to be a hit with any and all college students. Learn more about each of the 12 Days of College Kits by visiting here, or you can take a look at the video Dorm Co has put together (above).

Whether you're buying for a high school graduate, or a college atendee, any one of these kits is going to bring a bit of happy to your favorite student.

You can learn more about these kits, and many other great items all geared towards the college life, by visiting the DormCo website. You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.