Tuesday, July 29, 2014

SwimWays Spring Float Giveaway!

(The Jackson Five Family received a complimentary product sample to help facilitate this reader review and giveaway. However, all opinions are honest and our own!) 
I hope you are having a hot sunny summer because here in Ohio it's been the farthest thing from. I can count on one hand the times it's been over 85. Today, at the end of July it feels like fall. It's only 63 degrees and we've pulled out the sweatshirts. It's put a huge damper on our pool days which is such a bummer!
Thank goodness the boys were on the swim team and we had practices every day, because if they weren't there would probably be days they wouldn't have been in at all. Swim team really taught them to swim better and they definitely gained confidence from it. Grady no longer uses water wings and they both can have fun in the pool swimming solo. I can finally relax on a pool float while watching them simply swim, play and have fun!
 Speaking of pool floats our fave's are from SwimWays. Long before I was a Swim Steps Swim Team ambassador we started using the SwimWays Spring Float Recliner. It's comfortable and offers a nice head rest, ottman and the essential cup holder. As you can see from above it's pretty sturdy holding all of those little boys too! (It's not made for that though) ;-)
We are also fans of the SwimWays original Spring Float. Similar to the recliner, the original offers the same comfort, but allows you to lay back and simply relax with an oversized head pillow.
SwimWays has you covered this summer with so many pool flat styles. Whether you're looking for the perfect float for yourself, need one for a baby or even one for your dog, yes I said dog! SwimWays has what you're looking for.
To view all of the styles and to check out the summer saving SwimWays is offering, please visit:
Swimways Spring Float
I'm so exited to be teaming up with SwimWays today for a fun giveaway! One lucky reader is going to win a SwimWays Spring Float!

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Bento Box is the perfect solution for packing lunches as we head back to school!

As we start to gear up for back-to-school we must think about packing those kids lunches once again. So today I'm excited to introduce you to the Bento Box by Monbento.
"Bento" is a Japanese term referring to a meal in a container that is eaten outside the home. Deeply set in the Japanese food culture, they come in a variety of shapes and colors. Bentos can be used anywhere: in the train, at work, on a walk, in the park, at school etc… the possibilities are limitless. The Japanese use them every day to carry their homemade lunches to work or for their kids to eat at school. Eco-friendly and reusable, bento boxes are a perfect alternative to disposable packaging. As you can keep the leftovers from your lunch, you avoid wasting food.
We were recently given the opportunity to try out a MB Original Bento Box and it's perfect for kids going back to school. It offers 2 containers with 2 individual lids and caps on each so that you are able to microwave the contents if needed. It also offers 1 container divider so that you can put 2 separate foods in one container without having them touch. The Original Bento comes is a variety of colors and offers generous space for packing kids lunches. 
We were also sent the MB Pocket Nomad Cutlery and the MB Temple Sauce Cup. The cutlery set features a stainless steal fork, spoon and knife, all fit nicely under the upper lid of the MB Original. The sauce cup is perfect for packing things like ketchup, sweet and sour sauce or even salad dressing.
I love that everything is compact and fits together nicely. The items are also all dishwasher safe, which is important to a busy family like ours!
If you're looking for the perfect 'lunch box' the MB Bento Original and it's accessories might just be the perfect fit for you and your family!
Check out all of the products Monbento offers by visiting:

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hang your favorite summer memory on the wall with a Canvas Print from Canvas Champ! #Giveaway

(The Jackson Five Family received a complimentary product sample to help facilitate this reader feature and giveaway. However, all opinions are honest and our own!)

As summer vacation is slowly dwindling down and we start gearing up for back-to-school, don't let the fun memories of summer fade.
Hang your favorite memories on the wall with a canvas print from Canvas Champ --"the best and the cheapest décor prints online. Lowest price GUARANTEED." 
We recently had the opportunity to try out the service from Canvas Champ first hand and we are highly satisfied. I sent them one of my favorite photos of the boys from our recent vacation to Virginia Beach and I'm in LOVE with our prints!
 The canvas prints are great quality and 'picture perfect' in my opinion! They arrived quickly, well packaged and came ready to hang. I absolutely love this shot of the boys I took and am so happy I will have it forever now!

 I will definitely use Canvas Champ for future canvas prints and would recommend them to you without a doubt!

Canvas Champ offers canvas prints, peel and stick photos, photo boards, metal prints, acrylic prints, canvas banners and more all at very affordable prices!

To check out all of the products they have available please visit:



I'm so excited to be teaming up with Canvas Champ for a fun giveaway! One lucky reader will win a 10" X 8" Canvas Print!