Monday, July 28, 2014

Febreze #Noseblind Review and Giveaway

This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Febreze. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.

There is nothing more uncomfortable than having someone drop by at the last moment and having a dirty home. Well, maybe knowing the guests were coming over and having a smelly home.

I recently invited two friends over for a Febreze Noseblind movie night.. With the help of some buttery popcorn we set off to take the challenge.

First off, you cannot mistake the smell of microwave popcorn. It is so overwhelming, that it almost makes your nose burn. After watching a great movie with even greater friends, we set off on the next step.

What do we smell now? Well considering there was a popcorn bowl in front of one of us, we all smelled different things. I smelled my old stinky dog in my lap, one of my friends smelled the old popcorn sitting next to her, the best answer of all, "I smell sweaty bodies." That is what you call a "good friend."

When we were all done with discussing our olfactory system, (that is just a fancy way to say our sense of smell) we  tested out the Febreze Air Effects Meadow and Rain.

Now first off, you should know that I am a little bit of a scent-aholic. I love the smell of freshly washed clothes and a clean house. I don't want to smell cleaners, I want things to smell fresh. Febreze managed to not only hide the scent of stale buttered popcorn, it was gone. Even with the bowl still in front of us. Now don't get me wrong, if I put the bowl under my nose and sniffed, I could smell the popcorn, but the room no longer smelled like a recently abandoned movie theater.

 You can go to the Febreze Noseblind site to get more information and the science behind noseblindness. 
Follow Febreze on Twitter for updates  Febreze Twitter page.  
Run over to the  Febreze Facebook page for their most recent posts and product information

One lucky winner will have the chance to win a Febreze kit that includes:

1 Febreze Air Effects

1 Febreze Fabric Refresher

1 Febreze Noticeables with refill

1 Febreze Candle
$60 Amex Gift Card 

To enter the giveaway, please comment below on the stinkiest smell you have encountered or the smell you are looking to remove. For additional chances, you may follow Grammy2Kaiden and/or Febreze on any social media platform... just tell me you did! One extra entry will be given for each Facebook or twitter page you follow (These will be verified).

**Please note that Grammy2Kaiden is not responsible for fulfillment or shipment of the prize. However, all efforts will be made to verify shipment of the prize with the sponsor. Winner of the giveaway will be chosen by The winner must provide a physical address. PO Box's will not be accepted. Giveaway ends August 8th, 2014 and is open to residents of the U.S. age 18 or over.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Silicone Cupcake Baking Molds Review #californiakitchenware

When it comes to baking in my home there is always something missing. Whether that missing item is flour or cupcake liners, I promise I will have to make a run to the store to pick something up. I recently had the opportunity to test out Silicone cupcake molds from California Kitchen.

Not only did the silicone cupcake molds save me from having to run to the store, but they put a BIG smile on my kids faces.

The cupcake liners are easy to use and just as easy to clean! The bright colors are appealing to all ages and brighten up a table for guests.

My kids thought that the liners were fun to run around the house with, but they were both willing to give them up so I could start the next batch of cupcakes. I did find that if you are making cupcakes from a box, it would be better to buy two sets. 12 liners is not quite enough for a boxed cake mix. They are well worth the cost and would make a great gift for any baker you may know.

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

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Alphabet Jumbled for Your iPad

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

In my home, learning letters is a difficult task. With a learning disabled child, I am always looking for a new, creative, and of course fun way to learn. When given the opportunity to try Alphabet Jumbled for my iPad I was ready to jump on the opportunity.

About Alphabet Jumbled:

Alphabet Jumbled provides 5 fun steps to help young children learn their ABC’s

KNOW YOUR ABC’s - Recognize the 26 letters
FLASH CARDS – Learn the different letters in the alphabet with electronic flash cards
EASY JUMBLE - Start un-jumbling 5 letters jumbles
JUMBLE CHALLENGE - Can you un-jumble all the letters under a minute?
JUMBLE A-Z - Arrange the letters of the alphabet in the correct order in the shortest time possible
This is a great new way to teach your children their ABC’s

My thoughts:

This is a fun new app that will keep your child learning while having fun. I had a difficult time getting my child to use the app unless I was sitting right next to him while he was “playing.” That is not anything new in my home though.  
It is always worth my time to know that I am helping my child learn just by sitting next to them playing a fun and engaging app.
Know that there are distractions in the game. The fish that jump around will cause your child to focus on them. I actually found that this was helpful in teaching my child to ignore distractions. After several attempts and redirection, he was able to continue playing without focusing on the fish.

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

Greatest Gift Ideas for Your Graduate at Best Buy

Disclaimer:  The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

It is that time of year again. Our children have gown up and they are now graduating. This year you can find them the perfect gift at Best Buy with a little help from the Best Buy Gift Center. Best Buy is making it easy to find the perfect gifts for the networking lover grads in your lives! The Best Buy Gift Center has hand-selected gifts for your Networking  graduates. You know who they are. They are the ones snapping photos everywhere they go and uploading them to share will all of their friends.

Right now you can grab your graduate a Canon - PowerShot A2500 16.0-Megapixel Digital Camera for under $100. In fact, it is available right now for just under $80. For all of the budget concious moms, this is an amazing deal for you and will win over your graduate in a flash.

The new camera may not be right for all, but there is a gift out there that will be the perfect fit. Maybe you want to keep in touch with your graduate as they move away from home. Don't be too obvious mom!  Get them a cool new Iphone 5s for just under $100. They will be ecstatic and you will be able to contact them too.

Maybe your graduate is a relative or family friend. Grab them a quick itunes $50 gift card to add a little groove to their day.

No matter who it is, you can find the perfect gift. The Best Buy Gift Center will have great suggestions for your new graduate. Take a peek for yourself.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

CatchyClips Review #catchyclips

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I cannot tell you how many times I have lost my keys in the bottom of my purse. Oh, and lets not forget the bottom of the diaper bag. The new product that I just tried has helped keep my keys right where I can find them and relieved a little bit of my stress in the process. I am usually the one that is skeptical of all new things. Promises are made but it seems most products do not live op to their promises. CatchyClips is very different.

From CatchyClips:
CatchyClips ... They're designed to clip to the inside of your handbag for easy access. You decide how to use your magnetic CatchyClip... perhaps to secure your keys to one spot in your purse; as a card organizer for your store cards, gift cards, library card and maybe even credit cards; or to fasten any important item to the inside of your purse, backpack or briefcase so you can easily find it.

Key Clip - Attach your keys to the Gem Top, and clip the other half of the magnet inside your purse with the attached "alligator" clip. The strong magnet holds your key chain in place right where you can find it. Just gently pull to remove it from the clip. When you're done just reach back in and it clicks right back on the magnet! Always accessible right at your fingertips! No more searching!!!

Card Clip - Organize your store reward cards, and gift cards (and even your credit cards if you want to!) so there's no more digging in your pocketbook, or forgetting to use your gift cards! Just add your mini-cards, or even full size cards, to the ring and you'll always be able to find the one you need. After punching a hole in each full size card (single hole punch sold separately on our site if you need one), your cards can be grouped, using the separators that are included, so they are categorized by store card/gift card/credit card to make them easy to find when you're at the checkout. You don't even have to remove them from the ring to swipe them! And, again, the Gem Top on the ring will magnetically attach inside your purse where you've clipped the magnet.

Everything that they say I was able to replicate. I had to use my door to show the magnet since my current purse did not have a magnetic enclosure, but it still held well. In fact, the magnet was strong enough that it kept pulling the metal ring on to it every time I adjusted it for photos.

One lucky reader will have the chance to win one. Enter using the widget below. Giveaway ends 6/22/2014

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

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Nutra-Lift® Simply Superb Shampoo Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I have had the most unruly hair over the last year or so. Since I started working at a job that requires me to pull my hair back on a daily basis, I have notices remarkable damage and hair fall too. My hair was dry and I was finding it everywhere!

I started to use the Nutra-Lift® Simply Superb Shampoo every time I washed my hair. After just a few washes I noticed that my hair was softer and more manageable. I was even able to get a comb through my hair after it was washed.

Now I am not saying after just a few washes I had perfect hair, but I will say that after finishing the entire bottle of Nutra-Lift® Simply Superb shampoo, I had much healthier and more manageable hair. The dullness was gone and so were the knots that formed everyday.

Product Description:
A premium gentle, daily, sulfate free shampoo infused with luxurious pure silk for shiny and vibrant hair. A shampoo that moisturizes and conditions with Goat's Milk. Including a Natural and Organic, delicious blend of aromatic, anti-oxidant rich herbs for a healthy scalp. Especially formulated for people with sensitive skin. Pure and natural for beautiful hair. Many people with eczema, psoriasis, acne, extra dry skin, oily skin, combination skin, or sensitive skin find using goat milk personal care products very beneficial. Great for normal hair. Excellent for dry damaged hair.

Directions for use (Do I really need to write this?):
Directions: Apply a small amount of Simply Superb Shampoo into your hand and gently lather into hair & scalp. Allow to set on hair for up to 30 seconds, so nutrients, moisture & silk can penetrate into hair. Rinse. Repeat if necessary. As with any new product, skin test 24 hours before use.

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

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Time to Show Your Disney Side

Anyone that has kids knows all about Disney. In fact, sometimes I bet you feel like you know every character from every Disney movie made. It is okay, we are all kids at heart!

Show Your Disney Side
Because we all have a little kid hidden inside and secretly we all love the trips with our kids to Disney theme parks, I hosted a Disney @home party. What better way to let the fun (and little kid in us) pour out?

I had so much fun planning and setting up for my Disney Side party. How many ways can you create Disney fun? I made cupcakes and a round cake with white frosting and let the kids decorate them. Remember that creativity and imagination are all part of the Disney fun. I hid Disney characters all over the house and sent the parents and kids on a scavenger hunt with a hidden treasure all set up for the winner of the scavenger hunt.

After a day of fun, food, and drinks, everyone that attended is now ready to plan a group trip to Disneyland. 

Disclaimer: I received products for free to help set up my DisneySide party. All opinions are my own.