Friday, August 29, 2014

Cottonelle talks bums

#letstalkbums wait what?!? Yup you read that right. I will admit that saying the word bum is funny since it’s a word that I don’t usually say, but for that sake of this post, let’s go for it. Most of us tend to stick with the same brand of toilet paper and only use something different when we are outside our homes.

Cottonelle asked me to try their Clean Care Toilet Paper and also their Fresh Care Flushable Cleansing Cloth. I love trying new things so I was totally game for it. Plus I have seen all the commercials and wanted to see what the fuss was all about.

Sprint Galaxy 5 Sport

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Sprint. I received a sample device to facilitate this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating

We have been trying out a number of Sprint phones this year. The most recent one they sent us was the Galaxy 5 Sport. Mya has taken over the phone and is testing it all out. I know it must be so hard being 11 and being able to try out brand new smart phones but she is taking one for the team.

Old Time Candy 4lb Box Review and Giveaway

I just got to review what was, possibly, my boys favorite reviews ever! CANDY! Lots and Lots and Lots of Candy!! We were lucky enough to receive the 4lb. Decade Gift Box for all decades. This is a "Sweet" box! It was packed FULL of candy. Seriously! Not just the cheap stuff either, I am talking chocolate and taffies and all kinds of yumminess! There were so many pieces of candy, I took this on vacation with my mom and step-dad so that I had help eating this! I never saw my step-dad sitting that he did not have an item of candy from the box! Needless to say it was a HUGE hit!

I loved being able to introduce my children to wax lips, Necos, and candy cigarettes from the 80's (or was that the 90's) I don't know, but I know it was a hit! Each box can come with a "remember when" booklet (additional charge) and hand written gift cards if you would like one added.

Storybook Dress up with Pure Costumes!

I have a hard time believing that it is already time to start thinking about Halloween and dressing up! At my oldest sons school, they require that they dress up as a character from a storybook and not anything particularly ghoulish! I've been lucky in the past and have been able to find some type of book to match who he wanted to be for Halloween. After all, there are Transformer and Mario Books readily available.
I personally love more classic Storybook Characters for dress up, so I have compiled this list of awesome Storybook Costume ideas for you to consider this year!

1. We all know Little Red Riding Hood, but what about her Toddler Wolf counterpart? How cute would it be to have a big sister dressed as Little Red Riding Hood and to have her little sibling as the Wolf? This would be an adorably cute, unique costume pair!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tech 21 phone cases and screen protection

Cellphone cases and screen protectors are very important. If you are like most people, you will drop your phone at least once. You are risking breaking that phone without a case on it. Tech 21 asked if I would check out their cases and screen protectors. I of course said yes as we all have cell phones.

Beauty and the Bees Tasmanian Beer Shampoo and Conditioner Bar Giveaway

 I am going to admit I was a little intimidated to try out a Shampoo and Conditioner BAR. As much as I love soap, this is one version I had not used. Initially I thought that using a Shampoo bar would be too much work, but I am surprised that is not the case at all. It is pretty simple to use the Tasmanian Beer Shampoo Bar from Beauty and the Bees. You simply wet your hair with warm water and rub the bar directly over you hair! I am surprised that the bar lathers as well as it does and leaves my hair very clean feeling! I did not have dandruff to start, but its been said this bar works very well at getting rid of dandruff!

I also got to try the super concentrated real beer conditioning bar. With this bar you just wash you hair like normal, leave it wet and lather the bar between your hands. Then rub this into you hair! This bar is 100% natural and super concentrated so it can last up to 130 uses if you have short hair. It is unscented for those with sensitive skin. It works really well and my hair very easily brushes out when I get out of the shower! This is my usual indicator if a conditioner works well!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

B2 Organics

Lately my skin has been problematic for me. This is not something that I am used to.  I never had to battle acne as a teenager, so to have to deal with it now is such a pain! I'm not used to these breakouts and problem areas.  But with all the hormones going through my body, my skin has been reacting in ways that I have never experienced before.  Luckily, I have been able to try out some awesome products from B2Organic.  But I have not only been sent products to use on myself, but also some great products for the baby that is still baking!  Since I have really sensitive skin I always try to find things to use on my kids that will not irritate their skin.  I grew up battling skin rashes and hives and I do not want that for my babies.  I have been using this skincare line for a few weeks and I have been very pleased with the results.

Kohl's Back To School Clothes

I know this comes at no surprise to anyone, but i’m still going to say it. Kids grow way too fast. I swear they need new clothes every few months. It’s back to school time so of course along with thousands of other parents, we went clothes shopping. Luckily I had Kohl's to back me up. We were given a $100 gift card to buy some back to school clothes. To say Mya was thrilled was an understatement.