Wednesday, March 31, 2010


The winner of the Misikko Flat Iron is...... ENTRY # 105 A LOVE WORTH WAITING FOR!!! CONGRATS to you! You will have 48 hours to contact me with your information! Thank you so much to Misikko for sponsoring this giveaway and for ALL of you who entered and continue following by blog! xoxo Jenna

You guys know that I am always sooooo excited when I get a product to review and this one is no exception! Misikko sent me the Hana 1" Professional Flat Iron -Pink Edition (valued at $119.00) to review! Now do you want to hear the GREAT news? The awesome people over at Misikko are giving one of these awesome flat irons away to one of you! YAY!!! A huge thank you to Misikko right about now :)

Since I used to do hair before becoming a SAHM I love anything that has to do with hair still. So when Misikko decided to let me review the Hana 1" Professional Flat Iron -Pink Edition I couldn't have been more excited. I had actually never heard of this brand. I currently have a GHD professional flat iron and love it, although it's quite a bit bigger than this 1". I couldn't wait to open it up and try it. It is the cutest pink 1" iron. Not only does it come with the iron, but it came with a travel pouch, a heat proof silicone mat to put it on so you don't burn the counter top, and a tin case. They also included some extras like a few nail files, hand sanitizing gel, and Hana Shine Shield, this was all adorned by a rose and some petals, how nice!

Overall I am very impressed with the Hana 1" Professional Flat Iron -Pink Edition, here are the features:

-Adjustable heat from 140-450 degrees F
-Materials -Ceramic and Tourmaline
-Safe damp to dry styling
-Floating plates -Self adjust to hair texture
-Warranty -2 years
-Hair types -All

I am very impressed with Misikko as a company too. Not only do they sell the Hana brand flat irons, but they sell many professional flat irons and on their site like Chi, Babyliss, T3, GHD, FHI and many more of the best flat irons on the market! They also sell so many other products like hairdryers, curling irons, as well as hair, makeup and skin care products!

The 1" iron is to small to flat iron my hair with, but I LOVE it for curling my hair! If you don't know how to curl your hair with a flat iron you should go on YouTube and look up a tutorial! Why use a curling iron when your flat iron can do it all!

I also used this after I cut and colored my aunts hair the other day. She has shorter hair and the Hana 1" professional iron did just as I wanted. There is no doubt that this iron works as good as my GHD! The Hana gets very hot and glided through the hair so easily, I love it already!


One of my readers will receive a FREE Hana 1" Professional Flat Iron -Pink Edition like the one I received!!!

*Mandatory entry must be completed for any entries to count*

Visit the Misikko Website and then come back here and tell me one product (other than the Hana Flat Iron) that looks interesting to you. SO EASY TO ENTER!!!

You have even more chances to win. For each of the following items that you do you get another entry!

EXTRA ENTRIES: (Leave a separate comment for each thing you do--If you do something that has 2 entries be sure to leave 2 comments, and so forth.)

1 Entry-Follow Misikko on Twitter

1 Entry-Sign up to Follow The Jackson Five Family Blog

1 Entry-Subscribe to receive The Jackson Five Family feeds in your inbox

1Entry-Grab my button and add it to your page (be sure to leave your link so I can check it out!)

3 Entries-Blog about this giveaway on your blog (be sure to leave your link so I can check this out as well!)

2 Entries-Become a fan of The Jackson Five Family Blog on Facebook

Rules: Open to readers in the US. Giveaway ends April 8 ,2010 at 11:59pm EST. The winner will be randomly chosen and will have 48 hours to respond. Thank you so much to Misikko and good luck to everyone entering!

(This product was sent to me free of charge to review. I was not paid in any way to say any of the things you have read here! These are my honest opinions of the product reviewed!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Easter Egg Hunt


Saturday morning my mom went to the bakery and got the kids Easter cookies. They were soooooo good! I love anything from the bakery, so much better than the grocery store.

After lunch we went to an Easter egg hunt at my mom's work. Jace just couldn't wait to get there, he was soooooo excited!!!

When we got there they all ready had candy and eggs all over the gym for their age group. Grady wanted to get down and play so bad, but he also couldn't stay out of things, so Craig held him and that just made him mad!
They both got their pictures taken with "The Easter Bunny" Jace loved that and Grady just wasn't sure what to think.

They both got lots of eggs and even won a few prizes so they were excited about that. After we left my mom, grannybug, Grady and I headed to the Cincinnati Premium Outlets to do a little shopping! I got a few cute things like these jelly shoes! I love the jelly with the buckle, such a fun funky contrast! My mom got yellow ones just like them, they will be so fun for summer!

Well I need to get Jace ready for swim lessons tonight. I hope he behaves, he is just a little stinker when we are there, imagine that!!!

I also have a few more fun reviews coming up, so make sure you keep checking back for those. Have a great Monday everyone :)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Z. Daisy Review & Give-A-Way




Today's give-a-way is from one of the most unique and adorable baby accessories companies EVAH! Z. Daisy was launched in 2006 by Lorri Zander and Brooke Collins, two stay-at-home moms, how awesome is that?!?
Z. Daisy sent me one of their Binkie Bungees to review. It's a super cute, unique pacifier clip. The Binkie Bungee comes in 10 different fabric designs from traditional baby pink to hip camo patterns. Z. Daisy even has 3 stripes that are exclusive prints! All of the designs are made from plush minky fabric. They are safety tested and have a universal attachment so they will work with any pacifier! They are super affordable at a price range of $12-$16!
They even have Organic Binkie Bungees and Eco-friendly Binkie Bungees. We reviewed the Eco-friendly Go Green! Binkie Bungee. It is so cute and so soft! Although Grady will soon turn 2 and we plan on breaking him of his binkie or foo foo as he calls it, we tried it out and it works so good!

We are going to pass this along to my new nephew Dallas who is only 2 months old. He already loves his binkie and will get lots of use out of this cute little pacifier clip!

Z. Daisy sells several other cute/functional products like their Blankie Bungees and Travel Blankies. Girls belts, headbands and kerchiefs that are perfect for girls of all ages.

One more awesome thing about the girls behind Z. Daisy is that they have always felt that they have so much to be thankful for in life. They are especially thankful for their own children and have a heart for those children around the world who go without basic necessities every day. This deep love for children led Lorri and her husband to adopt 2 boys from Liberia, Africa in 2007 (making Lori a proud mother of 5). Brooke and Lorri have chosen to donate a percentage of Z. Daisy's profits to Living Water International. Each time they give they are reminded of the many blessings in their own lives and hope others less fortunate will feel equally blessed!

Z. Daisy can be purchased online through their website and can currently be found in over 250 stores around the USA and Canada as well as in many online stores.


The awesome girls over at Z. Daisy are going to give 1 of The Jackson Five Family readers the chance to win a Binkie Bungee of their choice!

MANDATORY ENTRY: Please leave a comment for each thing that you do and leave your e-mail address so that if you win I can contact you :)

1. You must go to Z. Daisy and then come back here and tell me what color you would most likely choose if you win the Binkie Bungee!


2. Follow Z. Daisy on Twitter

3. Become a follower of The Jackson Five Family blog (link to the right)

4. Become a fan of The Jackson Five Family blog on Facebook (link to the right)

5. Blog about this give-a-way (make sure you leave me a link so I can check it out)

6. Put The Jackson Five Family blogs button on your page (leave me a link so I can check it out)

Contest open to US and Canada residents only. Contest starts today 03/24/2010 and ends 03/31/2010 at 11:59 pm est.

(Z. Daisy sent me this product free of charge. The things you read here are my honest opinions of the products reviewed and I was not paid to say anything you read here!)

Z. Daisy

Sunday, March 21, 2010


THE WINNER OF THE CHERYL&CO $25 GIFT CARD IS.... #62 Af_wife!!! Congrats I will be contacting you shortly to get your information. Thanks so much to the sponser Cheryl&Co and for all of you who entered and continue to follow by blog!

Have you ever heard of Cheryl&Co? Well if you haven't let me introduce them to you! Cheryl&Co is a gourmet cookie company located in my home state of Ohio. They not only offer gourmet cookies but also gourmet brownies, cakes, fancy cookies, including their seasonal cut-out cookies topped with a signature buttercream frosting.

We were so excited when Cheryl&Co sent us their Easter Dessert Bowl- Spring Assortment to review. It included 3 chocolate chocolate chip, 3 oatmeal raisin, 2 pecan chocolate chip, 2 chocolate chip and 3 frosted Easter egg shaped cut-out cookies. They are the BEST cookies I've ever had.

They came individually packaged and in the cutest ceramic Easter bowl. The cookies were so fresh and were soooooooooo good! My whole family was very impressed with them.

These cookies are so thick, have lots of frosting, and are so soft. The chocolate cookies have so many chocolate pieces in them and are so rich! My favorite was the chocolate chocolate chip! Jace thought it tasted like a brownie. My mom loved the frosted Easter egg shape cut-out cookie. My grandma loved the pecan chocolate chip. Their is definitely a cookie for everyone at Cheryl&Co.

If you are looking for that perfect gift to brighten someones day these will do the trick! They have gifts for every occasion and every price range! Who wouldn't LOVE getting these in the mail! Another awesome thing about Cheryl&Co is that they support our troops! They will deliver their products FREE to APO/FPO military addresses! How much would someone serving our country LOVE to receive these as a special thank you!


To provide the finest fresh-baked gifts and desserts for all of life’s moments, delivered with warmth and backed by our guarantee of excellence.

Our Promise
As our customer, we promise you:

1. Delicious cookies and fresh-baked goods
2. Only the highest quality standards
3. Friendly service focused on excellence
4. Trustworthy, dependable products and services
5. Unique gift ideas and exclusive packaging
6. The strongest guarantee in the business


The kind people over at Cheryl&CO are going to give one of The Jackson Five Family readers the chance to win a $25 giftcard!


-You MUST visit the Cheryl&Co website and come back here and tell me which Cheryl&Co product you would like to try! Please leave your E-MAIL address when leaving comments so that if you win I can contact you!!! You will have 48 hours after I contact you to respond!


-Become a fan of Cheryl&CO on Facebook here (1 entry)

-Become a fan of the Jackson Five Family blog (5)

-Become a fan of the Jackson Five Family blog on Facebook (1)

-Blog about this give-a-way on your blog (1)

-Put the Jackson Five Family blog button on your page (1)

-Subscribe to receive the Jackson Five Family blog feeds in your inbox (1)

-Tweet about this give-a-way or put it as your status on Facebook (2)

I want to thank the sweet people over at Cheryl&Co for letting us review their delicious products and good luck to everyone entering :)

Give-a-way open to US residents starting on 03/21/2010 and ending on 03/28/2010 at 11:59pm EST!

I was sent these products to review free of charge and was not paid to say anything you read here as they are my honest opinion!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Bikes & Trikes


It has been so nice outside! I am loving this weather and I'm not excited that the weather man is calling for colder temperatures for this weekend! I know it's only March and it's been so warm out for this time of year, but they can't spoil us and then make it cold again :(

Today Jace got a new "big" Spiderman bike! He did NOT want to go to Wal-Mart and get it. Once we got there and he rode it, now he doesn't want to get off of it! Imagine that! He is loving it, he thinks he is so big. He got the Spiderman helmet and all. It even came with knee and arm pads, ha! I'm glad it did though because he was riding it so fast and it kept leaning to one side and he tipped it over :(

Look at him go...

Daddy had to fix the training wheels, they were definitely off balance.

Grady got a little Radio Flyer tricycle. He can't quite figure out how to pedal it yet. I"m sure it won't be long though! It's the perfect size for him and even folds up for storage, it's so cute! It has a little storage compartment in the back of it and he put his slice of pizza that he was eating in it! I hope he got it out, I don't remember if he finished it or not! I better check on that tomorrow, ewwww lol!

Craig had to take a spin on it to see if the wheels were fixed, how funny. I'm sure he will kill me when he sees this picture, ha ha!

After the boys were done riding bikes Craig and I took a walk. I just can't get enough of this weather. I wish it would stay warm all year round! Once again i could sooooo move some place warm, but Craig LOVES season change- booooo :( Don't you think that everyone is in a better mood when it's this nice out? Everyone has been outside in our town, walking, playing and just enjoying themselves! Winter just makes everyone hibernate and puts them in bad moods- at least I think so!

Well I am off to bed, have a good night everyone!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

ABE NECKTIES review & give-a-way


My husband was really excited about this review! He just recently started having to wear ties to work again after several years of not having to. His tie wardrobe definitely needed updating, so when ABC NECKTIES offered to send us one of their ties to review we couldn't resist!

Craig is limited to wearing white or blue shirts so we scanned through all of ABC Neckties and found the perfect one.

We chose the Hamptons Striped Silk Tie by Bocara. We love the colors as they are so beachy. We also love how well made it is and although we received it free to review, at the low price of only $20.36 it's very affordable! This tie is hand made, 100% silk and looks and feels very expensive! We will definitely be ordering more from ABC Neckties

ABC Neckties carry only the best brands and models of discount ties on the market starting at ONLY $15! If you're shopping online for quality ties, they definitely have what you're looking for. They are committed to offering you the finest ties at great prices while providing exceptional customer service. I wondered how ABC Neckties could sell such great ties so cheap and so I researched their website and found this.

"We work directly with manufacturers so we are able to pass the savings on to you. Our ties are in stock and ship within 24 hours. It’s important to us that our customers and potential customers know that they are dealing with a reliable company. That's why we are members of the Indianapolis Better Business Bureau. Please check out our Better Business Bureau credentials by clicking on any of the Better Business Bureau logos located throughout our site.When you call our customer service team, you deal with real people who care about you and your shopping experience – we are ready to help you in any way we can. We recognize our customers have different needs, and we want to help you find that perfect tie from our wide selection of styles and designs. We stand behind our products and are proud to offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee and hassle free returns. Our free shipping, secure shopping system and privacy policy are testament to our commitment to offering the highest level of customer service. You may call us toll-free at 1-888-204-5789, and e-mail us any time. We will respond to your email request right away.ABC Neckties offers free shipping, a money back guarantee, easy returns, fast delivery, excellent business ratings and there is no sales tax unless the order is from Indiana! How awesome is that!

You'll also be happy to know that ABC Neckties offers big and tall sizes, bow ties, clip on ties and pre-tied ties! They definitely have you covered in the tie department and you can shop from your home, yay!



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The awesome people over at ABC Neckties were kind enough to let me host a give-a-way and let one of you, The Jackson Five readers the chance to win an ABC Necktie of your choice!


1. MANDATORY ENTRY- Please visit ABC NECKTIES, search the tie selection and then come back here and tell me which tie you might choose if you win!


2. Become a fan of The Jackson Five Family blog

3. Become a fan of The Jackson Five Family on Facebook- (link on right side of blog)

3. Subscribe to The Jackson Five Family posts through e-mail- click here

4. Put The Jackson Five Family button on your page

5. Mention this give-a-way on your blog (5 EXTRA ENTRIES) (please leave me the link)

6. Become a fan of ABC NECKTIES on Facebook- click here

7. Become a fan of ABC NECKTIES on Twitter- click here

Please leave your E-MAIL so that if you win I can contact you!!! Contest open to US & Canada only! This contest ends on 03/23/2010 at 11:59 pm e.s.t! A huge thanks to ABC Neckties for letting us review one of their awesome ties and good luck to all of you entering! You will have 48 hours after I contact you to respond.

I received this tie free to review from ABC NECKTIES. I was not paid in any way to say anything you read here as they are my honest opinions of the product reviewed!