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 Tomoson.com. 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 Tomoson.com. 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 Tomoson.com. 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.


Thursday, February 13, 2014

MIRA Glass Digital Kitchen Scale

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






The MIRA Touch Professional Digital Kitchen Scale that I received is made with a nice white (There are other color options to choose from that may coordinate with your kitchen better) tempered glass that is  4 times stronger than normal glass. Having the scale made out of glass means that when you spill, the clean up is easy. Just wipe it away!

The extra large back lit LCD display makes it easy to see the weight of whatever item you are weighing. You can quikly change the measurements from grams, ounces, or pounds. The Mira digital scale will measure foods from .1 oz. to 11 lbs. (1 gram to 5 kgs) and comew with a 2 year warranty.

When I received my scale, I was not quite sure how I would use it. Then I realized how quick and easy it was to use. I began using it to weigh individual portions of beef and chicken to ensure that my entire family did not over eat high fat foods. In fact, I found it very easy to measure food right after I purchased it from the grocery store. That made it simple to grab just what I needed from the freezer. By doing this, I found that I wasted a lot less food.


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

Royal Canin Feline Breed Nutrition


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



Do you have a cat at home? Is that cat a breed that has special dietary requirments to maintain its health? You may find that you like the Royal Canin cat food line as much as I do.
With a Persian in my home, hair balls are a norm. If the cat is not choking on them, I am picking them off of my clothing.

The Royal Canin Persian food is designed with your cat in mind. A little bit of info from the manufacturer:

SPECIAL LONG HAIR

A long, luxurious coat, with a dense undercoat, is the hallmark of the Persian cat. PERSIAN contains nutrients which help support the skin’s role as a “barrier” and maintain skin and coat health. Formula enriched with Omega 3 fatty acids (EPA & DHA) and Omega 6 fatty acids.

    HAIRBALL REDUCTION
HAIRBALL REDUCTION
Due to the length and density of their coat, Persian cats routinely swallow a large quantity of hair during grooming. PERSIAN contains fibers which help stimulate intestinal transit and naturally limit hairball formation.

    DIGESTIVE HEALTH
DIGESTIVE HEALTH
Helps support digestive health, taking into account the Persian’s digestive sensitivity, with highly digestible proteins (L.I.P.*), prebiotics and fibers to help support a balance in the intestinal flora.
* L.I.P.: protein selected for its very high assimilation - Digestive Health - Stool Quality

    SPECIAL BRACHYCEPHALIC JAW
SPECIAL BRACHYCEPHALIC JAW
“Almond 11”, an almond-shaped kibble specially designed to make it easier for the Persian cat to grasp with the underside of the tongue.


With just a small sample size package provided, I could not provide a comprehensive review. Since my picky cat actually ate the sample without any hesitation, I splurged and bought a bigger bag. With that being said, I have noticed a difference in my cats fur. It has more sheen and she does not seems be yarf up bug balls of gooey fluff as often.

I am hoping with a few more weeks of use, I may notice even more of a change.                   

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