Saturday, May 31, 2014

Sashka Co Review and Giveaway

Do you love handmade jewelry as much as I do? I have a great company that makes handmade glass beaded bracelets. Shashka Co. makes glass beaded bracelets that are handcrafted by skilled artisans in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. The proceeds from your purchase empower Nepalese artisans through fair trade.

I was excited when I received three bracelets from Sashka Co. When my packaged came I was very excited to see what these bracelets looked like.

The first bracelet that I took out of my package was the white bracelet that had red flowers on it. This one is my favorite one out of the three. I love how the little red flowers. The detail of this bracelet amazes me that it was handmade. I know that I could never make one this pretty. 

The second bracelet that I received was a red and pink based bracelet. It also had yellow winding through the pink and red colors. This one is very pretty also. I liked how the yellow winding through the two main colors. I would wear this bracelet going out on a special occasion like a birthday or church.

The last bracelet that I received was a gold with winding black around the gold which was very pretty. This one is my second favorite and i loved the black winding around the gold. I would definitely wear this on a girls night out or going to church. 

Overall I loved these bracelets and they are fun. Another thing that I like about Sashka bracelets is that they are Original one size fits all. These bracelets are easy to roll on and they will not break. I also love how each bracelet is crocheted with the worlds finest glass beads. They are very special bracelets and I would highly recommend them. You can find these bracelets and many others at their website below.

You can also enter below to win one bracelet yourself. Emmy's Deals is not responsible in supplying or shipping the prize.

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** I receive one or more products for review purposes only. I gave my honest opinion about this product and my opinion may differ from yours**

Friday, May 30, 2014

Blast Zone Review and Giveaway

Blast Zone Inflatables asked me to review the Great White Wild Inflatable Slide and I thought it was the perfect review to team up with Confessions of a Messy Mama on. I ordered the Great White Wild Inflatable Slide directly off of The first thing I noticed was that the slide shipped out the same day! How awesome is that? Messy Mama and all the kids were all anxiously awaiting its arrival. Delivery was about a week and that was for the free shipping.


After the Slide arrived though Mother Nature thought it would be funny to send us some really cold and rainy weather. UGH! I could have screamed. So, just this week the weather finally broke. We all sat down and watched the DVD that was included. I liked how I didn’t have to read through a huge booklet. Some people have made comments to me that they don’t trust inflatables. I understand all the scare with all the accidents you hear about. To be honest though, there are a lot of warnings from Blast Zone, all of which are explained in the DVD. These warnings are in place for a reason. If the warnings are followed and taken seriously then there shouldn’t be any accidents. Please understand that inflatables are toys and meant for fun, but if they aren’t used properly they can be dangerous. None of the warnings are unreasonable. Follow the instructions, guidelines and warnings and you’ll have a BLAST!


Once we were finished reading and watching all necessary information, then we raced – and I do mean raced – into the backyard to kick start the fun! We set the slide up in no time. Honestly, I did not time it but opening the box to full inflation could not have been more than 10 minutes. Then the kids had to wait just a little longer so we could put some sun screen on them. After that, we let them have at it.



“The Great White Wild slide can be used wet or dry, year round. This monster party slide inflates in just seconds, and when the frenzy is over, it rolls up into the included carry case for easy storage. Fun safe play for 2 kids at a time on the slide (many more can play with it at the party!). This Inflatable Slide is great for parties or everyday use. Kids climb up the back of the shark's head, and slide or race down the 5' drop (enclosed by safety netting), where they can splash and play in the White Water Rapid Pool. The slide is over 20' long!.

The Great White Inflatable Slide can be used all summer, and winter too. During the summer and warm season, the Great White Slide is a water splash park, keeping kids cool and entertained all day. In the winter, grab some sheets, or blankets and slide on down! Fill the Bottom with optional balls (sold separately) and the partying continues year round.

This slide is durable and safe. Unlike many inflatables, the Great White does not use unsafe climbing heights or severe angles. The back and top are enclosed with safety netting, and the back employs an inflatable platform, making it easier for kids to climb up safely. The slide surface is all commercial grade PVC material, for ultimate strength and durability. The slide inflates in under 2 minutes, so the party can start quickly! Just unroll this inflatable beast, hook up the blower, plug it in and stake it down! Comes with Blast Zone's Industry-Leading Warranty.”

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You can imagine how much fun we had, but I’m going to describe it anyway. We had hours of fun, literally! Luckily in Messy Mama’s backyard there is lots of shade, so we weren’t in any rush to make the kids go inside. They were all five having a blast and we were actually able to sit back and enjoy the sounds of laughter while we had grown up talk. Messy Mama’s youngest is only two years old so, needless to say, we never took our eyes off of her. We made all the kids sit down and watch the video also, so they all knew that they weren’t allowed to play near the blower and some other safety precautions. Getting the kids to watch the video was no’t hard either, the kids were just getting more excited they more they saw.

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After all the fun we drained the pool and turned off the water and blower. The most daunting task of setting up and breaking down the Water slide is making sure that it is completely dry before storing it. It wasn’t difficult but you must be sure to do this step or else you risk mold and mildew, which will cause damage.

Confessions of a Messy Mama expressed that her favorite part was the way this particular slide is built. In the back there is netting along with a nice size landing. So, if her two year old lost her footing while climbing up then she wouldn’t get hurt. Her two year old never lost her footing though. I HIGHLY recommend Blast Zone Inflatables. The products come with everything you could need from stakes to patches and glue. The products are exceptional quality. Most importantly, they are extremely detailed in telling you how to keep your kids safe. They kids had a blast and so did we while we watched all the fun. Messy Mama and I were sad that we were over the weight limits for the fun though.

Now is your chances to win a Bounce House to have for your kids (and all the neighborhood kids - because trust me, when this goes up, they come out). Don't miss out. Winner will receive the Magic Castle Bounce House (RV $399.99 - on sale RIGHT NOW for $269.99) - enter the Giveaway Form below.

Newman's Own Organics Giveaway

My Friend over at Little Helpers in Life is having another giveaway

Newman’s Own Organics is a company that sells a large variety of certified organic products. Newman’s Own Organics products are made with the best organic ingredients that have been grown on farms that use no pesticides or artificial fertilizers.  There products include Pretzels, Chocolate Bars, Fig Newmans, Cookies, Pop Corn, Vinegar, Coffee, Dried Fruit, Mints, Tea, Licorice and even Pet Food.

I recently was sent a box of a bunch of different NOO products to try out and let you know about. My husband and I were so excited. We didn't realize there are so many different goodies. When I thought of organic, I thought of fruits, and veggies. Nothing super exciting, but NOO really did surprise me! 

The first product I would like to tell you about that we just loved was the Newman’s Own Organics Cinnamon Hot Mints.

My husband and I would try to hide these mints from one another, because we both just loved them so much. This isn't a mint if you just want to pop one and be done. These are super addicting, I must warn you. We had the whole container gone in just a few short days. Another thing I love about all of the NOO mints, are the super cute little tins. Nothing out of the ordinary. 

The next product I would love to talk to you about is the great different flavors of licorice. 

I don't know what it is lately, but I have been on a serious licorice kick. That being said, I get sick of eating the same flavor all the time. NOO has seven different flavors of licorice twists. Not just the every day black and strawberry, though they have those as well. They also carry, Sour Cherry, Sour Apple, Sour Mango, and Sour Strawberry. Along with those came my absolute favorite out of all of the flavors. Pomegranate, and also the tangerine. These licorice twist are bursting with flavor! I can not remember a time in my life where I have had better licorice. Needless to say, those were gone pretty fast. Even though I only allowed my husband one piece of each. 

My husband was head over heels for their family recipe cookies. I did try a few myself, and I loved how they were great alone, but also great with coffee or milk. Not to sweet, and not to crunchy. Just perfect. 

Newmans Own Organics also has a great line of cream filled cookies. So much better then the leading brands. They did not leave my mouth feeling like I just got done chewing on a piece of wax. 

My overall opinion about Newmans Own Organics: All of the products I taste tested, I loved! I am always looking for foods that are better for you. And I have found them. This company is wonderful, and has had many years of experience, and I hope many more to come! 

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Udderly Smooth Giveaway

I swear I have the worlds driest skin. It is terrible. I am constantly looking for new creams to help with my hands, and especially my feet. So, I was so excited when I was given the chance to try Udderly Smooth

Udderly Smooth is made in the USA for over thirty years, Udderly Smooth products contain rich moisturizing ingredients. Not your average moisturizing lotion- Udderly Smooth can be used on Dry Skin, Cracked Skin, for Diabetes Foot Care, as a Facial Moisturizer, as a General Moisturizing Lotion and many other uses.
Pioneered by a Pharmacist, reasonably priced and made in America’s heartland. Use Udderly Smooth daily for smooth, soft skin head to toe.
Look for the lotion with the black and white cow spots. Try it and get Udderly Smooth.

As for the product you ask? Does it work? Oh heck yes, before using this product my feet were embarrassing. I wouldn't wear sandals in public, because I didn't want people seeing my heels especially after the winter. I used the foot cream and put socks on, and over night you could see and feel the difference. 

My husband just loves the hand cream. He suffers from cracking dry skin constantly, and he took a tube with him to work to put in his locker. I definitely give this product and A++!

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Power Rangers Turbo: Volume 2 DVD

Power Rangers: Turbo, Vol. 2
Are your children big Power Ranger fans like my son is? It has to be Power Ranger everything. On June 3rd the Power Ranger Turbo: Volume 2 will be available on DVD. If you already have Volume 1 the story continues right where Volume 1 left off. 

Power Rangers Turbo: Volume 2 Synopsis:

Continuing from the exciting events of Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie, the five Turbo Rangers use their new powers, weapons and high-tech supercharged vehicles to battle evil at faster speeds than ever before! The beautiful yet vicious space pirate Divatox follows the Power Rangers to Angel Grove to get revenge for ruining her planned wedding to the volcanic island deity Maligore. From her mobile Subcraft armed to the gills with torpedoes and explosives and crewed by a motley bunch of monsters, she relentlessly pursues our heroes. But the Rangers are not alone in their fight, as they are aided by Dimitria, a wise sage and friend of Zordon; Alpha 6, an advanced robotic sidekick with a streetwise demeanor, the Blue Senturion, a robotic intergalactic traffic cop from the future; and the elusive Phantom Rangers, a one-man army whose very identity is a mystery. An all-new team of Rangers is armed and ready to carry on the Power Rangers legacy!
Overall thought about this DVD are positive. Personally I am not a huge Power Ranger fan, but my son is. When he received a copy of this DVD to watch it kept him busy for hours. There are 20 episodes  on this DVD and there about 25 minutes long. My son watches these DVD on a regular basis even if he has watch every single episode. This DVD is recommend for children over 7 years of age. Below are a list of the different episodes:

Power Rangers Turbo: Volume 2 Episodes

Vanishing Act
When Time Freezes Over
The Darkest Day
One Last Hope
The Fall of the Phantom
Clash of the Megazords
The Robot Ranger
Beware the Third Wish
The Gardener of Evil
Fire in Your Tank
The Turn of the Wretched Wrench
Spirit of the Woods
The Song of Confusion
The Accident
Cassie’s Best Friend
The Curve Ball
Carlos and the Count
Little Strong Man
The Rival Rangers
Parts and Parcel
Chase Into Space, Part I
Chase Into Space, Part II

You can find this DVD at your local retailer on June 3

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Wonder Forge Sky Race Action Game Review

Wonder Forge Review

Wonder Forge

Are you looking for great summer game to play with your kids?  Wonder Forge is always coming out with new game for children. Wonder Forge recently came out with three new matching games. They are Frozen, Planes and Marvel. These game are great for travel and I love bringing them to restaurants, so my children can play while they are waiting for their food.

I have always been a huge fan of Wonder Forge games because they promote great educational skills matching, sensory, creativity and imaginative play. My son and daughter are huge fans of Frozen, spiderman and planes, so when they discovered they where give the chance to review these new games they where very excited. 

Planes Sky Race Planes Sky Race The first game that we received was Planes: Sky Race. This game retails for 19.99. My son was super excited to play this game. When we first opened the box I had to stop grabbing hands. My son and daughter went straight to the foam planes. My son said they where super light. I already new that this game would be a huge hit between my two kids. This game can have four players. In this game you have 8 cities that you can place where ever you want in your home or where ever you are playing. After you place your cities you draw a card to see what issue your plane is having. This is a very active game which is great for little ones. It a very active game. You may have to throw your plane on your stomach or other positions. You have to throw your plane to the destination your trying to get at. You will earn points while doing this. Who ever has the most points at the end of the game wins. My son had a great time playing this. Although my daughter just like throwing the plane. We had a great family time playing this together. 

This would be a fun summer game to play with your kids. You can find this game at and many more family games!!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Fathers Day Video

Great fathers day video. It will make you smile :)

Shutterfly Giveaway

I have several shutterfly codes and I did not want them to go to waste. I am giving away several codes to 4 different winners. I have the following codes to giveaway (3) 20 dollar credits and (1) photo mug giveaway.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

New York Color Review

This summer make sure you have the must haves with NYC Cosmetics. This year they have an amazing line from lip color to eye products that will complete your summer look. 

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: F:\Tractenberg Public Folders\SHARED\Tractenberg Folders\Public Folders\Susan's Team\NYC\IMAGES\Spring 2014\13285 Photo PR Expert Last Lip Color 06.jpgStart of with summer with NYC expert last lip color. I love the line of lip colors that NYC has out for the summer. The available shades are Red Flamme, Air Kiss, Blue Rose, Snowcone, Brandy Sparkle, Flirty, Sugar Plum, Red Rapture, Peach Fizz, Modern Love, Candy Rush, Love My Latte, Creamy Carmel, Traffic Jam, Berry Me, Purple Crush, Chocolate Chip, Coralista, Smooch and Forever Fuchsia. The two colors that I received were Coralista and forever Fuchsia. I like both colors a lot, but if I had to choose one as my favorite I would have to go with Coralista. When I found out how much these lipstick retail for I was surprised on quality of the lipsticks. When I first tried those lipsticks they where long wearing and felt great on my lips. They did not feel sticky or greasy on my lips. When applying the lipstick it went on very smoothly and looked great. These colors are a little bold, but they look fantastic. They are definitely worth 1.99.

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: F:\Tractenberg Public Folders\SHARED\Tractenberg Folders\Public Folders\Susan's Team\NYC\IMAGES\Spring 2014\Twistables Color.pngThe next product you will need for your summer look is the NYC city proof twistable intense lip color. These retail for 3.99 and come in twelve colors. The colors that they come in are Ballroom Bluch, Brooklyn Brown Stone, Canal St Coral, Fulton St Fuschsia, Gramercy Park Plum, Metropolitan Mauve, Nolita Neutral, Park Slope Peach, Parson Pink, Riverside Rose, Roosevelt Island Red and South Ferry Berry. I also received two colors from this line and they where South Ferry Berry and Brooklyn Brown Stone. I really like the colors for this line. I was not sure I would like these but I do. The one thing that I look for in lip products is how they feel on my lips. This product feels lightweight and I also like how this product does not feel greasy or sticky while applying or wearing. When applying this product it leave a smooth looking color on lips and the color lasted for a quite a long time before having to re apply. 

Description: Description: Description: Description: F:\Tractenberg Public Folders\SHARED\Tractenberg Folders\Public Folders\Susan's Team\NYC\IMAGES\2014 New Products\JPEG-High Res\NYCMSC_BBV_BTL_857BLKLRG.jpegThe next must have for the summer is NYC city big bold volume bye the lash mascara. This comes in a .40 fl oz bottle. I love how the bottle is big enough to handle and it not tiny. I received extreme black in color. This mascara is high tech Mega individualizer brush that amps up the total fringe impact by individually coating and volumizing each and every lash up to 12x more. I love this mascara it does not smudge or clumps while applying or wearing which is great. I hate when mascara smudge it is a pain to fix. I would highly recommend this mascara and retails for 4.99.
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The last product that you must have for Summer is NYC show time velvet eyeliner. I received this product in black/brown. This product is available in Red Wine, Brown Black and Black Velvet. I love how this product glides right on without getting clumpy. I always have a rough time applying on eyeliner. This eyeliner glides on smoothly and looks great it gets the look that you want. I would highly recommend this product. 

You can not go wrong with NYC summer line. The great thing about NYC is that they are great quality products for a great price. Make sure you stop at your local retailer and pick up your NYC cosmetic products. 


Monday, May 19, 2014

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Tranfromers Energon: Volume one Review

     I have a six year old boy who is obsessed with Transformers. In our house is Transformer everything. When I told him about the new DVD that came on on May 13 he was super excited. When I showed him the new Transformers Energon Volume One he was super excited and grabbed the DVD and was off downstairs to put it in the DVD player. 

 Synopsis: "Featuring the first 7 exciting episodes from TRANSFORMERS ENERGON - Ten years of peace have passed since UNICRON’s destruction, but all of that’s about to change. A mysterious enemy has unleashed the TERRORCONS on the AUTOBOTS’ cities, gathering energy for plans of total domination. Enter a newly revived MEGATRON and the universe is in for a war unlike any it’s ever seen between the AUTOBOTS and the DECEPTICONS. And once again, Earth is caught in the middle. 

Our over all thoughts of the movie that it was a good one. Of course this falls in one of my sons favorite DVDS. Recently he has been watching this movie over and over, so I am assuming he likes it. He loves how the transformers come together and save the day. On their adventures fighting the bad guys and working as a team.  I would highly recommend this movie if your son is a Transformer fan. It a great price also how can you beat the price of $5.97.

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**I received a copy of the dvd for review purposes only.  My opinions are 100 precent my own and may differ from yours**



Sunday, May 18, 2014

Anokha Review

I have found a great company called Anokha. Anokha offers a variety of different skin products. Anokha Skin Care was launched in 2008 and is a natural skin care line based on products derived from South Asian botanicals and natural actives. All products from this skin care line are free of parabens, sulfates, petrolatum, mineral oil and artificial colors. The ingredients of these products have been clinically tested and proven to produce results and also is safe to use on all skin types. 

I received a bottle of Oatmeal Cleansing Milk to try in a 6.1 fl oz. When I applied this product I loved the smell of this cleanser. I also like the texture of the oatmeal cleansing milk. When applying this product make sure you wet the facial area and neck area before applying this product. I squirted out about a fifty cent piece and massaged the oatmeal cleansing milk into my skin and let it sit for about a minute. After let it soak in for about a minute I rinsed off with a warm water and pat dried afterwards.

You can use this product twice daily if you would like. My overall thoughts about this product are positive. This product is different from other products that I have tried in the past. I love the texture of this product and it smells great. I loved the feeling of this product on my face. After washing it off my skin felt great and smooth. I would highly recommend this product for your daily routine.

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer Review

I have found a great new product for all the moms out there. I know as a mother it seems like I am always on the run and never getting enough sleep. In the morning I notice that I have dark circles underneath my eyes. I know a lot of you mother's out there can relate. 

I found the perfect product that will help with those dark circle underneath your eyes. I was able to try Bye Bye Under Eye by It Cosmetics. It Cosmetics partnered with leading plastic surgeons in Brazil, It Cosmetics brought Bye Bye Under Eye, a full coverage, highly pigmented concealer utilizing truly innovative technology and ingredients giving women the power to finally saying bye bye to those stubborn under eye issues.

Bye Bye Under Eye comes in a .28 fl oz tube. This product comes in light, neutral medium, tan and deep. The color that I received was light. This product is a full coverage waterproof concealer. This concealer and moisturizing formula has vitamins C & K, hydro-collagn and antioxidants.

When trying this product I was very excited because I wanted to help my skin look better and help hide or get rid of the dark circles underneath my eyes. I applied a small amount underneath my eyes and massaged it in my skin. I was quite impressed that it blended well into my skin and looked great. I was quite impressed on how well this formula worked and covered the dark circles underneath my eyes. I was highly impressed the difference and how great my eyes looked. When applying this product you want to apply it before you apply powder. When you want to remove the product use your regular make up remover when removing. 

My overall opinion is this is a must have product for every mom out there. I know that I will be using this product when I am going when going out. I enjoy having a product that helps my skin not look as tired. If you want to check out this amazing product or other IT Cosmetic product check them out at their website with the link below. 

Friday, May 16, 2014

Orglamix Review

Are you looking for a great eye shadow for girls night out? Orglamix offers over 150 shades. You will be able to find any color your are looking for. Orglamix offers pure mineral eyeshadow pigments that deliver gorgeous smudge proof, crease free and water resistant color. There products are cruelty free. 

The unique thing about Orglamix mineral pigments is that you can use this product for eye shadow, lip gloss, and nail polish. I enjoy being creative at times with this product. I mostly enjoy using it as a shadow. Their are several ways to use this product. When applying this product you can apply it dry or wet. Using a the dry mineral you will get a lighter look. When using this product wet you will be getting a more intense dark color. 

I received three colors from Orglamix to try and they where Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang and Sweet Pea. Each comes in a 1.5 g jar. I like the little jars that the mineral eyeshadows come in. The top is clear where you can look and see what color the shadow is. I also like that the top does not come loose easily. That is one of my concerns when it comes to mineral make up that the cap will stay on tightly so the product will not spill. 

When I received my package in the mail and when I opened it I received a nice little surprise. I also noticed how well the package smelled. It had several scented flower petals inside the package to make the package smell wonderful. The three jars of mineral shadow where in a nice pink drawstring bag.

The first color that I received was Sandalwood. Sandalwood is a very pretty brown color. I would wear this color out on any occasion. This is a nice sandy brown that is a warm and subtle color. I enjoyed how easy this color was to apply and how little you need to apply to get the right look. 

The next color that I received was Ylang Ylang. This color is a nice light pink color. I am usually not a huge fan of light pink colors, but this color is pretty and I am very fond of this color. This is a great color I like applying when I go to church. This color would also be great for work it is a very sophisticated shade.

The last color that we received was Sweat Pea. This color was my favorite out of all three colors. This color is a beautiful pink beige color that had a hint of sparkle. I would wear this color any place that I went. When I applied this color it went on evenly had just the right amount of sparkle. I received several compliments on this color.

I would highly recommend Orglamix and their shadows. They have every color imaginable. They are a great quality mineral shadow. The product applies great and it leave a great long lasting color. I also like that there is two ways to apply the shadows wet or dry. I would highly recommend checking our their shadows and other product with the link below.

Orglamix Website

**I received one or more products for review purposes only. My opinions are 100 percent my own and may differ from yours. ***

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Around The Clubhouse World DVD

There is a new Mickey Mouse movie coming to DVD on May 20, 2014. I know in my household we have almost every Mickey Mouse Clubhouse DVD that is made. My daughter is a Mickey and Minnie fanatic and we are at least watching 2-5 episodes of Mickey Clubhouse Daily. 

When Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Around the Clubhouse World arrived at our house my daughter was jumping for joy. We opened up the DVD right away and put it in the DVD player. Inside of the DVD they had a fun little Passport booklet for your children which my daughter had fun with.

Synopsis: Pack your bags and grab your passport. Join Mickey, Minnie and pals on a whirlwind trip Around The Clubhouse World! Climb the Eiffel Tower in France and say “bonjour” to Mademoiselle Daisy and Monsieur Donald Duck. Then, rescue Gondolier Goofy when he goes adrift in Italy’s Grand Canal; solve the mysterious riddle of Pharaoh Pete’s pyramid in Egypt, and meet a dancing dragon at the Great Wall of China. With your help – and the right Mouseketools – your Clubhouse friends can get their special passport stamped at each wonderful location. Featuring over two hours of song-filled fun, including four additional episodes, this global adventure proves it’s a small world after all!

Our thoughts about the DVD. My daughter fell in love with this movie, but of course she would she is a Mickey Clubhouse fanatic. My son enjoyed the movie also, but my daughter enjoyed it more. My daughter enjoyed watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Around The Clubhouse World. She enjoyed learning about the new countries that were in the DVD like France, Egypt, Italy and China. Also my daughter enjoyed the 4 extra episodes that they included on the DVD. This is a fun DVD for youngsters. My daughter watched it several times. 

You can buy this DVD on May 20 at your local store or

** I received this DVD for review purposes only. My opinions are 100 percent my own and may differ from yours**


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Littlest Pet Shop: Strike A Pose Review

I know my to little ones love Littlest Pet Shop show. When I told them that a new Little Pet Shop DVD was coming out on DVD they where very excited. On June 3rd Littlest Pet Shop is coming out with a new movie called Strike a Pose. 

Here is the synopsis for Littlest Pet Shop: Strike A Pose:

"Blythe and her best friends — Zoe the spaniel, Pepper the skunk, Sunil the mongoose, Vinnie the gecko, Russell the hedgehog, Penny the panda and Minka the monkey — are back for five more exciting escapades in the Littlest Pet Shop! Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, will release Littlest Pet Shop: Strike A Pose! on DVD June 3rd, 2014. Featuring five wild episodes, this collection features Blythe and her friends filming a TV commercial, Sunil becomes an Internet phenomenon, Vinnie befriends some dancing lizards and the Pet Shop welcomes a juvenile alligator into their midst! All of these adventures and more unfold in these five wild episodes of The Littlest Pet Shop!

When Blythe Baxter moved into the city with her father, she never expected to move into the apartment above the Littlest Pet Shop. But an even bigger surprise awaited her. Blythe can talk to the pets…and they can talk back! Littlest Pet Shop:Strike A Pose! delivers captivating entertainment the whole family can enjoy and contains a brand new bonus sing-along. Featuring all-new original music by Daytime Emmy® Award nominee Daniel Ingram and the vocal talent of Ashleigh Ball, Tabitha St. Germain, Nicole Oliver and Peter New, Littlest Pet Shop currently airs on The Hub TV Network in the US. Fans can pre-order their copies of the collection now by visiting"

Overall thoughts: Of course my children loved this DVD they are huge Littlest Pet Shop fans. My son in particular loves this series. My son spends hours and hours watching Littlest Pet Shop. In this DVD you get the following episodes 

So You Skink You Can Dance?
Commercial Success
What, Meme Worry?
The Big Feathered Parade
Alligators and Handbags

These episodes already aired on the Hub, but that is ok we do not have cable so that is why we love these DVD's we do not miss the fun. My favorite episode was the So You Skin You Can Dance. That is a super cute one. My son's favorite was the Alligator and Handbags. I do not want to give away to many hints about these episodes. If you are looking for a great series for your children Littlest Pet Shop is a great choice. I love watching this with my children and the characters are fun. You can go to and pre order this DVD right now.

** I received a copy to give my honest opinion about the DVD. I did not receive monetary compensation.**


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Aurora DeJuliis Skincare Review ( mothers day Review)

Recently I was introduced to a new line of skin products called Aurora DeJuliis MD. Just in time for spring time and Mother's Day. New Jersey skincare specialist Dr. Aurora DeJuliis explains, "When it's very cold, there is less moisture in the environment, the lack of moisture is compounded by wind, which blows the moisture away from the skin. In a dry environment, water is lost from skin cells leaving skin feeling sore and chapped. When I read that I learned something new. I know during the winter I am always using lotion, but found out that applying any lotion may hydrate your skin the way it your skin needs it to. It is more complex. 

The products that I received from the Aurora DeJuliis line will help you hydrate your skin and keep your skin healthy the way it should be.

 The first product that I tried was their Chamomile Cleansing Lotion that comes in a 8 fl oz bottle. This cleanser is to throughly but gently cleanse your skin. This product has Chamomile, Vitamin A and E and this provides moisture and helps prevent irritation from the skin. When using this product you want to use twice a day. I took a little more than a quarter size and massaged it in my face and neck area. After massaging it in I took a warm wash and rinsed. I was quite impressed with this cleanser. I know my skin tends to break out often with different kind of cleansers and this specific cleanser is very gentle on my skin. They also say you can use this product as shaving lotion. I have not tried this product for that yet, but I am curious. 

The next product that I tried was their Soft Papaya & Pumpkin Masque. This comes in a .2 oz jar. This masque has a special active Papaya Enzyme creme base to smooth the surface of the skin. The beewax and avocado oil in this product helps moisturize the skin when the masque is applied. The tapioca starch and kaolin clay tighten the surface of the skin to clarify and condition. The extracts of the pumpkin and comfrey have healing properties. The green tea helps reduce irruption and redness. When applying to your face you want to make sure that you get the facial and neck area and let the masque set for at least 20 minutes. After I let my masque set for 20 minutes I rinsed it off with a warm wash cloth. I was quite impressed on how my skin felt afterwards. You can use this product up to three times a week. 

The last product that I was able to try was the Shea Butter Body Lotion and this come in a 8 fl oz bottle. This lotion has the finest ingredients renew your skin. The shea butter in this lotion is from the pit of wild adrian fruit. This is known for it's healing, protecting, and moisturizing properties. There is a mix of botanicals and Hawaiian red marine algae and this repairs skin damage. The green tea is to help with redness and irritation. This helps keep your skin healthy. If you are trying to prevent or reduce stretch marks this lotion will help. You can apply this lotion all over your body. It is recommended that you use this product twice daily. What I thought was really interesting is that you can use this product on your lips. 

These products are great for people like me who have dry skin. This line of skin products will help hydrate and keep my skin healthy. I would recommend this line of products and you can find them in the link below.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Chick-Fil'A's Giveaway

My friend over at Real Review by Savvy's K is hosting an amazing giveaway

Get Grilling This Summer with Chick-Fil-A's New Grilled Chicken!


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Is grilling on the BBQ something you look forward to each summer? Do you love Chick-Fil-A's delicious chicken? If so, you need to head over to your nearest Chick-Fil-A right away! Chick-Fil-A just introduced some amazing additions to their menu, and they are definitely grilled!
The NEW Chick-Fil-A Grilled Chicken menu has a little something for everyone. For nugget fans, they revamped their Grilled Nuggets to be as tasty as they look! The nuggets now offer the new grilled flavor in bite-sized pieces of pure boneless breast of chicken. Best of all, they are gluten and trans fat free! Pair these nuggets with your favorite dipping sauce and you have the perfect finger licking treat! (If you haven't tried the Polynesian sauce, you need to! It's my favorite.)
For all you chicken sandwich fans, the Chick-Fil-A Grilled Chicken Sandwich and Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich also got new makeovers! The new grilled chicken breasts are freshly marinated with a blend of sea salt, lemon, garlic and savory herbs, and cooked on a one-of-a-kind grill developed just for Chick-Fil-A. With both the unique grill and new marinade creates a tender, juicy filet with just the right amount of smoky flavor. To create this new grilled chicken taste, Chick-Fil-A invested 7 years of testing and more than $50 million to reinvent its grilled chicken recipe!
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Now that you know a little more about the new grilled chicken line up at Chick-Fil-A, I want to share with you all my experience trying these great new products at my local Chick-Fil-A Grilling Party! As soon as I walked in, I was drawn into the entire grilling experience. From the traditional lemonade and tea canisters to the picnic table cloths, I really could feel the grilled love!
After taking in all of the lovely grilled decor, we went outside for a good ole game of corn-hole!
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We had a blast and I don't want to brag or anything, but I was pretty good at it. :) After we had a nice little family competition & worked up an appetite, it was time to get our grilling grub on!
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We first started off with some Grilled Nugget appetizers! The Polynesian sauce and Honey Mustard Sauce were definitely my two favorites when paired with the new grilled chicken bites. You could really tell the difference in the 7 year revolutionary marinade! You can get the Grilled Nuggets in either an 8ct (140 calories) or 12ct (200 calories).
The Grilled Chicken Sandwich (320 calories) is a boneless, 100% pure breast meat chicken, marinated with a special blend of seasonings and grilled for a tender and juicy backyard-grilled taste. It is served on a new toasted, multigrain bun with green leaf lettuce and tomato and served with a side of Honey Roasted BBQ Sauce. Building on the improvements of the Grilled Chicken Sandwich, the Grilled Chicken Club Sandwich adds a kick of flavor with Colby-Jack Cheese and Applewood smoked bacon. Bacon? Yes, bacon!
Oh and don't forget the delicious peach milkshake! If you want to try it you better hurry, it is only here for a limited time!
Each entree was more delicious than the last and everyone seemed to love them. We have even been back a few times since then and ordered the new grilled items!
Want a chance to try some of these amazing items yourself? You came to the right blog! We are giving away FREE Grilled Chicken sandwich offer cards! 7 winners will win 2 of these amazing offer cards which are good for 1 sandwich for each month of May, June, and July! That is a total of 3 free sandwiches per card! Enter using the Rafflecopter below, open to USA residents that are 18+ years old.
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** I did not receive a product or monetary compensation for this post. I though my readers would be generally interested in this giveaway**


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