Monday, June 30, 2014

Must Have Monday: Snackeez!

We received a product in order to conduct this review. Although a product was received, all opinions are our own. 

Today's Must Have Monday is a great product that we have been a fan of for quite awhile. You have probably seen Snackeez on TV, and you have probably wondered if this product is as great as it looks. Guess what? It is! The Snackeez is a drink cup and snack container in one, and it's great! Snackeez hold 16 oz. of drinks and 4 oz of snacks all in one cup, convenient and easy! My boys love Snackeez, because, well, it's cool! I love Snackeez because it's no mess! My boys are never able to eat in the car, because I hate the mess, but now, with Snackeez, I am okay with it. The snack cup has a lift top lid, and it latches completely, so I don't have to worry about spills. Yay! 
There are just some products that are made that moms adore, and Snackeez is one of them! Snackeez comes in four different color varieties. I even heard that if you order one, you can upgrade to a light up version. Now, my boys would REALLY love that! I have really liked car rides, movie nights and trips to the zoo since we got our Snackeez. I definitely need to order more before we go on our vacation, so both boys can have one. This thing is going to be a lifesaver. Thanks, Snackeez! 
You can buy Snackeez online, or at your favorite local retailer for around $9.99. To get yours today, visit

Monday, June 23, 2014

Must Have Monday: Whiplash Eyelash Curler By Crave Naturals!

*I received a sample product in order to conduct this review. All opinions are my own.*

Okay guys, today's Must Have Monday comes to you from Crave Naturals, one of my very favorite companies. We got a chance to review the Whiplash eyelash curler from Crave Naturals, and it is a great product. I am not a beauty expert, by any means, but I honestly think that one of the biggest things a woman can do to change her look is to curl her lashes. Really, if you are not big on makeup, just curling your lashes before you apply mascara can really provide you with a dramatic effect. I honestly just usually wear foundation, bronzer and mascara. And, of course, I always curl my lashes. 
First of all, I LOVE the box that the Whiplash Eyelash Curler comes in- isn't it the cutest?? First of all, here's what Whiplash has to say: 


Get Dramatic Natural Looking Lashes In Seconds

If you are look for a professional quality lash curler to give you fully curled lashes that last all day long then Whiplash is a must have. Whiplash Eyelash Curler will make your lashes stand out, in just a matter of seconds.

After using several different eyelash curlers that failed to produce a full curl that lasted all day, the founder and CEO of Crave Naturals was determined to find a curler that could out perform all others. She tested several curlers that were poorly made, flimsy and hard to hold, until she found the design for Whiplash.

Women Everywhere Are Impressed By The Performance Of Whiplash

Designed with precision in mind, Whiplash increases the natural curl of eyelashes by 80%. It captures every lash to create dramatic, fully curled lashes that will stay curled all day long. Each Whiplash curler comes with 10 refill non slip cushion pads, which will prolong the life of the curler.

Features of Whiplash include:

✓ Ergonomic handle provides for full control and ease of use 
✓ Captures each lash for fully lifted lashes 
✓ Designed for all eye shapes and sizes 
✓ Create dramatic lashes that last all day 
✓ Closure latch makes it perfect for travelling

I have to say, as far as eyelash curlers go, this one is a great pic! I really like it, and it works very well! I have really long eyelashes, and this curler worked very well to get them curled to perfection! It fits really close to my eyes and does a great job with the curl. The Whiplash also comes with replacement cushion pads, which is a great bonus. I also like that the Whiplash doesn't pull or tug at my lashes, very nice. (Pro Girl Tip: Heat your eyelash curler with your blow dryer for a few seconds before curling your lashes for an even better curl! Just be careful not to burn yourself!) 

I really like the Whiplash eyelash curler, and I know you will too. These also make great gifts, if you have a girlie in your life that likes to look good! Right now, the Whiplash is only $14.88 on Amazon, and it's eligible for Prime, which means it ships free and you'll get it in only TWO DAYS if you have Prime! Go now and get one of your own, you'll be glad you did! 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Awesome Lego Movie Blog App PLUS The Lego Movie GIVEAWAY!!!

If your house is anything like mine, "Everything Is Awesome" is a song that is sung on the daily, and you are probably on a first name basis with people with names like Emmet, UniKitty, and Bad Cop. We absolutely LOVE The Lego Movie, and I am sure you do too!

In case you have been living under a rock, let's recap. The LEGO® Movie, the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO® adventure, directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller is an original 3D computer animated story that follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

Chris Pratt (Moneyball) stars as the voice of Emmet. Will Ferrell (The Campaign) stars as the voice of his primary adversary, President Business, an erudite, anal-retentive CEO who has a hard time balancing world domination with micro-managing his own life; while Liam Neeson (Taken) voices the president's powerful henchman, known as Bad Cop, who will stop at nothing to catch Emmet.

Starring as Emmet's fellow travelers are Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby), as Vitruvius, an old mystic; Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, Emmy nominee for 30 Rock), as tough-as-nails Lucy, who mistakes Emmet for the savior of the world and guides him on his quest; Will Arnett (Emmy nominee, 30 Rock), as the mysterious Batman, a LEGO minifigure with whom Lucy shares a history; Nick Offerman (NBC's Parks and Recreation) as a craggy, swaggering pirate, obsessed with revenge on President Business; and Alison Brie (Community) as a sweet, loveable member of the team, with a powerful secret.

Come on! Chris Pratt, Nick Offerman, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, and more!?! I absolutely love this movie,and so do my boys! It's hilarious on a grown up level as well as a kid level. And now, I'd like to introduce you to the awesome Lego Movie Blog App! 

Move your mouse across the GIFs to control the action and play “EVERYTHING IS AWESOME” at the same time to really get crazy with The Lego Movie App.  Then press the “record” button and make a mini 6 second LEGO GIF video that can be shared to Twitter and Facebook. Videos instantly get posted to YouTube for everybody to enjoy!


Thanks to the fine folks at Warner Brothers, we have the chance to give away one BluRay copy of The Lego Movie so you can become lifelong fans just like we are!!! Enter using the Rafflecopter below and good luck!! Each household is only eligible to win The Lego Movie Blu-Ray once via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Hurry!!! Kindle Fire HD Giveaway!!!

It's summer time! Time for lounging poolside with a good book! Or.. with your BRAND NEW KINDLE FIRE HD!!! Wouldn't that be better for your summer reading? Yeah, I thought so! Here's the scoop on this awesome giveaway!! 

kindle fire HD giveaway

Welcome to the Kindle Fire HD Giveaway!

Organized and hosted by Summer That

Co-Hosted By:

Army Wife To Suburban Life and Failing Perfect

The new Kindle Fire HD is a full-featured HD tablet at an SD price. There's more to enjoy than ever before with a stunning HD display, faster performance, longer battery life, and lighter design. Use your new Kindle to read your favorite books, watch your favorite movies, connect with friends on social media and more!

One lucky reader will receive a Kindle Fire HD 16GB WiFi!

Retail Value $169
Enter the rafflecopter below for your chance to win.
Giveaway ends June 30th at 11:59pm, open to US residents, ages 18+.

Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. We are not associated with any of the companies named above. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received. Confirmed Winner(s) (by will be contacted by email. Winner(s) have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this sweepstakes. Co-hosts and other blog participants are not responsible for product shipment/delivery. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
Please contact with any questions

Monday, June 16, 2014

Must Have Monday: Bounce Bursts: Bounce's First Ever IN WASH Product!!

I received a sample product in order to conduct this review. All opinions are 100 percent my own. 

Let's all be completely honest. None of us like doing laundry very much. I mean, somewhere out there, there might be a crazy lady who waits for her kids to dirty up some more clothes, just so she can wash them, dry them, fold them, and put them away, but that's not me! However, even though I hate laundry, I do like the products that make doing laundry easier, or better. One brand that has always had my back when it comes to laundry is Bounce! 

We recently got a chance to try out Bounce's BRAND NEW product, and their very first IN WASH product EVER! Say hello to new Bounce Bursts! Bounce Bursts are an in wash scent booster, and they are a great way to add a little extra smell good "oomph" to your laundry. I remember when I was little, my mom would carry each load of our laundry up two flights of stairs, into the backyard and hang it on the clothesline. Now, the laundry always smelled great, but you guys know, "ain't nobody got time for that!" So, for us, Bounce Bursts are the next best thing! They add a fresh outdoor scent right to your washing machine, so when your clothes come out, they are smelling like they just came off the line. Love it! 

We also got a chance to pair up the Bounce Bursts with Bounce's classic Outdoor Fresh dryer sheets, which have been our family's go-to for years! They will always be my first pick for dryer sheets, but, I have to say, these Bounce Bursts really take the cake! The best part, for me, is that you can sort of make the rules when it comes to using Bounce Bursts. You just sprinkle the bursts in with your clothes in the washing machine. You can choose to sprinkle a little, or sprinkle a lot, depending on your needs and preferences. Lucky for me, with two boys, I find myself washing lots of disgusting clothing. That means I have lots of chances to "sprinkle a lot"! 

I am really loving these new Bounce Bursts, and I know that you guys will too! They don't make me LOVE doing laundry (come on, they're not miracle workers!) but they do make a crappy chore a WHOLE lot better and my laundry is smelling great! What more could a girl ask for? You can get Bounce Bursts at stores nationwide, and at a suggested retail price of only $6.99, they're a steal! If you are interested in learning more about Bounce Bursts, check them out HERE, or connect with Bounce on Facebook

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Win a Blast Zone Magic Castle Bouncer ~ $349.99 ARV (Enter Daily, Thru 6/24) GO NOW!!

If you're anything like me, your kids have only asked you for one of these about 489,9490.32 times this week! Now, I am teaming up with a great group of bloggers to promote a wonderful giveaway for your very own Blast Zone Magic Castle Bouncer! This thing has an ARV of $349.99 so you definitely want to get your entries in! 
Here are the details: 

Grand Prize: Blast Zone Magic Castle

The Magic Castle is our most popular bounce house. This bigger, improved version of the classic Blast Zone castle blows up in seconds, and holds up to 3 kids or 300 pounds of little party-hoppers. The “Safe Slope” Slide provides safe, easy access, and the surrounding netting and Velcro entrance will keep kids safe while they bounce and have a blast. The extra-durable commercial vinyl floor, and reinforced seams add extra bouncing life.

Features dimension: 8.5′ W x 11′ L x 8′ H
Max occupancy: 3
Blower included
Deflated size:  rolled sleeping bag
Inflate time: less than 2 minutes

Don't you love it already?? It's so easy to enter, all you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter below. Do as many of the entries as you want, the more, the better your chances!! 
Good Luck Yall! 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, June 6, 2014

Substance Abuse and Addiction: How To Know The Signs

This is a sponsored post, however all opinions are completely my own. 

I don't know about where you live, but it seems like substance abuse is really rampant in my hometown. Everywhere I go, I see drug or alcohol abuse, or I hear a story about an old friend or acquaintance that has somehow fallen into the throes of drug or alcohol addiction. On occasion, it has even (briefly) touched my own family. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 23.5 million persons aged 12 or older needed treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol abuse problem in 2009. That is the last year that data is available for. Isn't that a crazy number? The worst part is, of those 23.5 million persons, only 2.6 million, or 11 percent, received treatment for their addictions. To me, that is by far the saddest part. I hate to think that there are so many drug rehab centers out there, and still, all the people that need help won't be able to get it, or worse, won't WANT to get it.

It's so important to know the signs and symptoms of substance abuse. Whether it be heroin addiction, or a problem with alcohol or another drug, it's really important to know the signs and symptoms that there may be a problem. Here are a few of the most common signs and symptoms of a substance abuse problem:

Physical Signs
Inability to sleep, awake at unusual times, unusual laziness.
Loss of or increased in appetite, changes in eating habits
Cold, sweaty palms; shaking hands.
Red, watery eyes; pupils larger or smaller than usual
Unusual smells on breath, body or clothes.
Extreme hyperactivity; excessive talkativeness.
Slowed or staggering walk; poor physical coordination.
Needle marks on lower arm, leg or bottom of feet.
Nausea, vomiting or excessive sweating.
Tremors or shakes of hands, feet or head.
Irregular heartbeat.
Runny nose; hacking cough
Puffy face, blushing, or paleness
Frequent rubbing of the nose
Frequent twisting of the jaw, back and forth
Deterioration of hygiene or physical health

Behavioral Signs
Change in overall attitude/personality with no other identifiable cause.
Drop in grades at school or performance at work; skips school or is late for school.
Change in activities or hobbies.
Chronic dishonesty.
Sudden oversensitivity, temper tantrums, or resentful behavior.
Difficulty in paying attention; forgetfulness.
General lack of motivation, energy, self-esteem, “I don’t care” attitude.
Change in habits at home; loss of interest in family and family activities.
Silliness or giddiness.
Moodiness, irritability, or nervousness.
Excessive need for privacy; unreachable.
Secretive or suspicious behavior.
Car accidents.
Change in personal grooming habits.
Possession of drug paraphernalia.
Changes in friends; friends are known drug users.
Unexplained need for money, stealing money or items
Possession of a false ID card
Missing prescription pills
Complaints of a sore jaw (from teeth grinding during an ecstasy high)

Mainly, what you want to keep an eye out for are the changes that you might not be able to explain, whether they be physical or behavioral. It can be so hard to watch someone you love or care about go through a substance abuse addiction, but keep in mind that there are wonderful treatment facilities out there. You might have already heard of Advanced Health and Education in New Jersey, Passages, Solutions, or the Betty Ford Center, but there are great programs out there all over the country. Drug rehab centers are not as "taboo" as they used to be, and you can find a great program, no matter if you are looking for heroin addiction treatment or an alcohol treatment center. Just be sure to pay attention to your loved ones if you think that they might have a substance abuse problem. Look for the signs and symptoms listed above, and know that help is out there.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Another Great Giveaway Event and Blogger Opp!!!

kindle fire HDgiveaway

Kindle Fire HD Giveaway Event

Hosted by Summer That

Kindle Fire HD 8GB - WiFi Retail Value - $139

Open to US Residents - 6/16 - 6/30
Free link with announcement post OR pay $5 fee (Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest) Get announcement HTML here
Additional Links $2/ea. (Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest)
Host/Follow Pages - $10/ea.
Co-Host Pages - $20/ea. - Includes 4 links, 1 host/follow page, and a backlink on all participating blogs
Referral Prize - Refer the most people to sign up and get 2 free links!


Contact with any questions

Great New Giveaway Opportunity and Blogger Opp!!!


Organized by: Mom Powered Media
Grand Prize: $500 Visa Gift Card + Five $100 Visa Gift Card Winners
Event dates: 8/1 – 8/31
Giveaway is open to US and Canadian Residents.
There was an error in this gadget


Related Posts with Thumbnails