Friday, October 28, 2011

Fall Fashion Event: Gold Toe Socks Review


I know what you're thinking.. Socks are not fashionable. Um, yes they are. These are not your ordinary socks. These are Gold Toe Socks. Gold Toe Socks are like, the standard of quality socks. Gold Toe Socks have been around forever. The "Gold Toe" comes from all the way from the Great Depression, when people needed longer lasting and better socks. The answer was to sew a reinforcing gold thread through the toes, and then Gold Toe was born! 

I love Gold Toe socks! We recently got to review some sport socks for the boys, and we totally impressed by them! I love these socks! They are really durable and seem to be holding up well for my wild boys! Take a look at some of my favorite products from Gold Toe: 

Ahhh! Love these Fall Socks! 


Umm, these are just awesome! 

Argyle!!! LOVE THESE!!


As you can see, Gold Toe makes so many great products! Not only for moms, but for men, girls, boys, it doesn't matter! If you would like to check out Gold Toe, just click here! 

disclosure: I received a sample product in order to conduct this review. Although a sample product was received, all opinions are my own, and I received no monetary compensation.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fall Fashion Event: Lee Jeans Review


Today's sponsor of the Fall Fashion Event is Lee Jeans! I am so excited to feature this company. I mean, come on!! Everybody knows Lee Jeans! They have these awesome Slender Secret Jeans, that make you LOOK TEN POUNDS THINNER! I mean, who wouldn't would that?!? I love the stretchy fabric, they are soo comfy! Here are the ones I received: 

They are so adorable! The color I received is a dark denim color, and I really like it! These jeans make me feel slimmer! They are long enough to wear with heels, which I really like! These are NOT "Mom Jeans"!! 

The greatest things about Lee Jeans is that they are affordable! The average price for a pair is around $35, which is a great price for a good pair of jeans! LOVE THEM! If you want to check out Lee Jeans, and perhaps look ten pounds thinner, check them out here!!   

A big thanks to Lee Jeans for letting me review such a wonderful pair of jeans! 


disclosure: I received a sample product in order to complete this review. Although a sample product was received, all opinions are my own, and I received no monetary compensation for this post.

Awesome Halloween Contest from The First Years!



You guys know what a big fan I am of The First Years and all their wonderful baby products, so I couldn't wait to share this great contest with you guys! 

They want to see pics of your kids in their costumes! 

Three grand prize winners will be randomly selected to win a stroller and a car seat cover! And, that's not all! The first 25 entrants will win a 28 piece Take' N Toss variety pack! 

Make sure you hurry, because the contest ends on November 1st!!


Enter HERE!!!

Sesame Street Live: Elmo's Super Heroes Giveaway!!!



Okay everybody, today I have something REALLY, really exciting to share with you guys! We have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to go to see ELMO!! I don't know about your house, but around here, Elmo is a God. I mean, Bean is SO very obsessed with Elmo right now, it is not even funny!

So, we are heading to Elmo's Super Heroes on November 13 at Rupp Arena! I am so excited! Not to even mention how excited the boys are! Here's what it's all about: 

"Super Grover has lost his super-ness and Sesame Street needs a hero! Never fear, the fabulous five Super Heroes are here -- featuring Elmo as Captain Fuzzy!  Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and all their friends are on a quest to put the “super” back in Super Grover.  Singing and dancing their way through fun lessons on healthy habits, they discover how exercise, rest, nutritious food and good hygiene can save Super Grover -- and turn your children into Super Heroes, too!  You’ll be feeling good when Elmo’s Super Heroes comes to town!"
How fun is this gonna be!?!?!?


Right now, you can get $3.00 off each ticket! Here's how: 

“Elmo’s Super Heroes” is coming to Rupp Arena, November 12 & 13!
Use the passcode ERNIE at ticketmaster.com to receive the discount. 
(Discount excludes Gold Circle & Sunny Seats. Not valid on previously purchased tickets. Discount cannot be combined with any other offer.)”
 Tickets are super affordable, starting at only $13.00!!
I absolutely can't wait til Elmo comes to town! Not too much longer! 
 
And guess what!?! One lucky Flip Out Mama reader is going to have a chance to win a Family Four Pack of tickets to Sesame Street Live: Elmo's Super Heroes!! 
Entering to Win is SUPER EASY! 
To enter, just leave a comment on this post telling me who your favorite Sesame Street Character is!! 
(please make sure to include your email address so I can contact you if you win!)


(The winner will be chosen on Oct.30, 2011 at approx 11:59 pm. I will use random.org to choose the winner. If winner does not respond to email notification within 48 hours, an alternate winner will be chosen. I will mail the tickets to the winner. It is the winner's responsibility to redeem ticket vouchers for actual tickets at the box office.)


Good luck everyone and keep an eye out for a follow up post after Elmo comes to town where we will share our fun and photos with all of you!! 

disclosure: I received tickets to this event to take my family. Although we recieved tickets, no monetary compensation was received, and all opinions are my own! 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Fall Fashion Event: Isabella Oliver



Okay, so, so far during our Fall Fashion event, we have mostly featured clothes and accessories for kiddies.. Today, we are having a mommy day!! I was so excited to get to review for Isabella Oliver. They are a wonderful company, founded in 2003 by a husband-wife team. When they got pregnant, mama-to-be couldn't find any fashionable maternity clothes, so they started a company and made their own! Now, both their maternity and non maternity lines are one of the best anywhere, and will make any mama-to-be (or not to be!) a hot mama! 

I received this gorgeous Everyday Hipster Dress in Electric Plum. It is now by far my favorite piece of clothing that I own! I love it! The first thing I noticed about it was the color, it is so bright and pretty, but still a little dark and subdued. Perfect for Fall! The relaxed fit of the dress is one of my favorite things about it. It is kind of drapy, but still fitted. I love the way it looks! I really like this dress with tights and a pair of boots. I usually don't dress up at all but now with this dress, I am able to without feeling like an idiot. The material is a little bit thicker than I expected, which is great. It will definitely keep me warm this Winter! What a great dress! 

Let me take a few minutes to show you some of my other favorite things from Isabella Oliver!! 
The Perfect Extra Long T

straight leg jean
asymmetric neck dress
See, I told you they had some seriously cute stuff! Some of it is a bit pricier than I am used to paying at my cheapo stores, but I can vouch for the quality of these products. I am convinced that this dress will be around long after my cheapo clothes have bit the dust! If you are interested in checking out their amazing products, you can find them here! A big thank you to Isabella Oliver for allowing me the chance to work with them on this!

disclosure: I received a sample product in order to conduct this review. Although a sample product was received, all opinions are my own and I received no monetary compensation for this post.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Choosing a Christmas Card. Ahh!



Well, it is about that time again... Time to start thinking about the Christmas Card. What will we choose?? 

We will be ordering from Tiny Prints this year, but that doesn't narrow it down any! 

Let's see:

Contemporary? 

Classic? 

I really like this vintage one!


But they have some really cute whimsical ones too! 

Sigh.. what to choose, what to choose!

I really think Christmas Photo Cards are so much better than regular Christmas cards!

With Tiny Prints, the choices are endless, but they make it so easy to find what you want! 

And, if you are a crazy weirdo who already has their Christmas cards done, don't worry! Tiny Prints has address labels and party invitations too!

Check out Tiny Prints and plan your Holiday Cards today! 

disclosure: I will receive free photo cards in exchange for this post. Although a product will be received, no monetary compensation will be received, and all opinions are my own.

Online Degrees at Walden University



If you are anything like me, going back to school is just a little bit out of reach right now. I have too much going on, and it just would never work. Maybe, an online degree program would be more my style. So, I have been looking into Walden University's online degree programs, and they really have a lot to offer!

When I was getting ready to learn about Walden, I found out so much! They have a ton of programs, from accounting to criminal justice to public health, whatever your passion is.. they can help you achieve it! If you want to check out Walden University, you can just go to: WaldenU.edu!


this post brought to you by your friends at Walden University.

Retired and Moving

Retired and Moving


Contribution by Darren Saunders


I never thought that I would ever live in a place made famous by a television show, but my husband and I move to the “O.C.” ( Orange County, California) recently. We actually moved to a town called Costa Mesa. We moved from Northern California after we retired last year. We just decided that we wanted to go somewhere new and different. We found a great house ( downsized). It is much smaller than our last house, but so much easier to keep clean. It isn’t really that small, because we still expect our children and grandchildren to visit. It has four bedrooms and five bathrooms. We made a few improvements when we moved in. I had always wanted a pool. I found a great pool architect and we added one that makes me feel like I am at a desert oasis. I also called Home security costa mesa and got an alarm system put in. My husband travels sometimes and it makes me feel so much safer. We love our new place and I don’t plan on moving anytime soon.

Fall Fashion Event: Baby Rock Apparel



If any of you know me and my boys, you know that I don't want them to be run of the mill. I don't like off the rack, department store clothes where everyone in town has the same shirt on. I am always looking for something cool and hip, and I am always looking for clothes that reflect their personality. That's the reason why Baby Rock Apparel is one of my very favorite companies in the world!! 

Just so I can show you what I'm talking about: 


I swear to y'all, I love EVERY. SINGLE. ONE of Baby Rock Apparel's awesome products. This time, we received a shirt for Tater to review. This is absolutely my favorite shirt ever: 


This totally fits Tater's personality! He is such a little ladies man, and I love him in this shirt! It is a real quality product too, and has stood up to many, many washes! I love the way it fits him, it is a little more fitted than most shirts that he has, and it looks really good on his skinny little frame! 

As always, I give Baby Rock Apparel two thumbs up and a BIG Flip Out Mama seal of approval! If you wanna check out their awesome products, just click here!

disclosure: I received a sample product in order to conduct this review. Although a sample product was received, I received no monetary compensation and all opinions are my own.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Fall Fashion Event: Fantasy Jewelry Box Review and Giveaway!

Okay guys, back to mom stuff for our Fall Fashion Event! Yay!! For some reason, mom stuff is just so much more fun to review than kid stuff! (That sounds so bad, but, true!) This time around we are featuring one of my favorite companies, Fantasy Jewelry Box... This has long been one of my favorites, even before I was a blogger. They have some really awesome imitation diamond jewelry and fashion jewelry... and not tacky imitation jewelry either! This stuff looks real! And the best part, it's cheap!! I love affordable jewelry!

Look at the beautiful set we received to review: 

Isn't it beautiful!?!?! I love it! I have never had any turquoise jewelry before, and I really like how versatile it is! I can wear this set with a dress, jeans, it doesn't matter! I absolutely love the layered look.. It is a little different than anything I have ever owned, but I really like it! This is what it looks like: 



Wanna see some more gorgeous stuff from Fantasy Jewelry Box?!? Take a look: 


So many cute things!!Make sure to follow them on Facebook here!

Guess what??? One lucky Flip Out Mama reader is gonna win a $25 gift certificate to Fantasy Jewelry Box!!! Yay!! Here's how to win: 

Mandatory Entry: 
Go here to the Fantasy Jewelry Box site and look around. Comment on this post and let me know what you would buy with your gift certificate! :) 
Extra Entries
(make sure to leave each extra entry as a separate comment so you can get as many chances to win as possible! )

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+1 EXTRA ENTRY PER DAY!! Tweet about this giveaway, post it on your facebook, blog about it. Make sure you leave a link to this page so others can enter! Then come back here and leave a comment telling me where you posted (leave a link to where you posted also) You can do this extra entry EVERY DAY! This is a great way to build up entries in the giveaway!
giveaway will end on 10/30/2011 at approx 11:59 pm. Winner will be chosen via random.org and will have 48 hours to respond to email notification or an alternate winner will be chosen. Please note that to be eligible to win you can not have previously won a giveaway from Fantasy Jewelry Box in the past six months. I received a sample product in order to conduct this review. Although I received a sample product, no monetary compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

Fall Fashion Event: Blue Turtle Kids Children's Boutique

One of the best parts about being a blogger, in my opinion, is the opportunities that I get to discover new companies that soon become some of my very favorites! One new company that I got to learn all about recently is Blue Turtle Kids! Blue Turtle Kids is an online boutique started in 2001. They have all sorts of unique kids clothes from a ton of awesome brand names, including Miss-Tee-V-Us, Mulberribush, Wes and Willy, Anita G and more!

They have some really amazing clothes that I am so excited to tell you guys about! The stuff they have is unique, a little bit off the beaten path.. and that is what I really like about them! 

We received a great package filled with tons of great products for the boys! Tater got an awesome firefighter shirt, and Beanie got an awesome dump truck outfit and an adorable pair of jammies! Take a look at some similar stuff that I found on their website: 





Cute, huh!? And, if you have a baby girl, watch out! This company seriously has some of the cutest little girl clothes I have ever seen! Take a look at some of my favorite picks: 




I told you! I think all of these items would be oh so adorable on my gorgeous baby niece! I am telling you guys, if you are looking for something special for the little ones in your life, Blue Turtle Kids is the place to go! 

My boys have really enjoyed their outfits, they are so so comfy! We have washed them well over a dozen times now, and they are standing up just wonderfully so far! I give Blue Turtle Kids my total recommendation! A big thanks to them for all the wonderful products!

disclosure: I received a sample product in order to conduct this review. Although a sample product was received, no monetary compensation was received, and all opinions are my own.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Fall Fashion Event: Reebok Zig Fly Premier Pink Ribbon Edition Review!




As everybody knows, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So, in honor of that, and in conjunction with our Fall Fashion Event, I recently had the honor of reviewing an awesome pair of Reebok Zig Flys: the Pink Ribbon Edition! 


Look at these adorable shoes! They are seriously the coolest shoes I have ever owned! I have had my eye on the Zig Techs forever, since they first came out! But, alas, the boys are always the ones who get the "cool" shoes, and mom gets stuck with the clearance finds! But, oh boy, not this time! These shoes are amazing! 


If you have never heard of the Zig Tech model, let me tell you a little bit about them. They are really innovative shoes, that feature the wavy, zig zag design on the bottom. The foam zig zag sole absorbs the shock at the heel, and converts it into a wave of energy that runs along the length of the shoes, up to the toes, and propels the wearer forward. The zig zag sole reduces wear and tear on the muscles by up to 20%! 

The first thing I noticed about these shoes are how comfortable they are! They feel so good on my feet! I often have a lot of pain on the ball of my foot, but this shoe has like a cushion built in at just the right spot that supports that part of my foot. It is honestly like they were made for me! They are also really breathable, perfect for working out! I hate to feel my feet sweating, and these shoes keep that feeling away! 

These shoes also look great, even if you are not working out. They have so many styles and colors, you can even customize a pair and have them made with your favorite colors! I love love love these shoes, and I am definitely going to be getting them in different colors!!

I totally recommend these shoes to anyone who is looking for comfortable, stylish footwear. There are so many styles to choose from! Check out Reebok's website to find the right style for you! Big thanks so the folks at Reebok for allowing us to review these!

disclosure: I received a sample product in order to conduct this review. Although a sample product was received, all opinions are my own and I received no monetary compensation.

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