Monday, February 28, 2011

The SurfShelf & The Zhip Review...

HAVE FUN. GET FIT. BE HAPPY.


NOW YOU CAN EXERCISE WITH
THE WORLD AT OUR FINGERTIPS!




I was recently sent 2 really cool products to test out. One is for the laptop/treadmill and one for our iPod Touch. They are the SurfShelf Treadmill Desk and the Zhip which is a product that instantly turns your Smartphone or iPod Touch into an on-the-go entertainment center!


We use our laptop/treadmill and iPod Touch daily so when Randy Fenton (pictured above) the founder of these two products offered to send us one of each, we couldn't wait to try them out!



So first off let me tell you about the SurfShelf. If you are like my husband and I we dread the treadmill, not because we don't need to get on it and lose some weight but because it is so boring! Since moving into our new home we have it in our spare room and have no tv in there yet, so if we don't have music playing we hate to even get on it. Well the SurfShelf is the perfect solution to this problem and has made our workouts so much more fun and entertaining.


The SurfShelf Treadmill Desk is a portable laptop desk/shelf that you easily attach to your treadmill and within minutes you have a place to sit your laptop or a portable dvd player. Your laptop securely sits on the SurfShelf letting you watch virtually any tv show, music video or anything else that you find "surfing" online!
My husband and I absolutely LOVE this product.


For only $39.95 you can get one of these and your workouts will never be the same! I have a few shows that I watch each week and now I can watch my hour show online AND get an awesome workout in! Most shows online can be watched with little to no commercials cutting the show down to about 45 min instead of an hour which I LOVE too!! I can also tune in to a free music station and have music blaring right in front of me which is so much fun.



The SurfShelf fits 99% of all Treadmills and can hold up to 60 lbs. It features a Velcro strap to securely hold your laptop on and has holes to vent your laptop or dvd player so it never gets too hot. It works with ANY laptop on the market even ones with 17-inch wide screens (or bigger). It is virtually shatterproof as is made of 100% Polycarbonate, the same stuff used to make bullet proof glass! The SurfShelf is completely transparent so you can still see your exercise machine settings and has adjustable angle settings to fit any exercise machine console. Use it while on the treadmill, exercise bike or even the elliptical machine!


To see how the SurfShelf works please watch this video below! It's very simple to hookup as shown in the video and soon you'll be working out longer and having more fun...





Zhip it. Clip it. Go! To watch movies and more. Anytime, Anywhere!

Next is the Zhip (pronounced zip) which turns your iPod Touch or Smartphone into an instant on-the-go entertainment center.


So how does the Zhip work? It uses a sturdy , 'no drop' three-foot extendable zip cord to anchor any Smartphone or or iPod Touch to many different surfaces making it your go to entertainment center.
You can anchor it from a piece of exercise equipment to enjoy your favorite music or shows while working out, the back of a car seat to entertain your kids with their favorite movie, on the back of an airplane seat so you can enjoy your favorite selection on a long flight or even the kitchen cabinet, a stroller or anywhere else you need it so you have an entertainment center at your finger tips.


The Zhip also lets you enjoy your iPod Touch or Smartphone right at your desk by using it as an extendable desk top stand. My kids love their daddy's iPod Touch so this makes it easy for them to use and makes my husband feel a little bit better about letting them watch things on it. We've hung it on the back of the seat in the car and let the boys watch movies. Jace thinks it's so cool. I can't wait until it starts getting warmer and I can anchor this onto the stroller so I can have music while Grady and I take a stroll or attach it to the snack tray so he can play games without being able to throw it off!

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Check out this video below to see just how the Zhip works. It's so easy to use and soon you will be "zhiping" it everywhere...




You will be happy to know that the Zhip retails for only $14.95 so it's a small investment for such a cool product!!



I want to thank Randy Fenton the creator of both of these very cool and useful products for sending us one of each to try out, review and to feature to all you free of charge!!




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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Savvy Rest Shredded Latex Pillow Review & Give-a-way ends 03/03/2011

PURITY . COMFORT . INTEGRITY . VALUE


I don't know about you guys but getting a good nights rest is essential to my well being and my family's for that matter! That's right if I don't get a good nights rest then watch out because I am grumpy and in order to be a great mommy and wife I value my downtime. Well I was recently sent a product from Savvy Rest to help out in the "sleep" department. I was SO excited when Savvy Rest sent me one of their Shredded Latex Pillows to review but before I tell you about the product and what I thought, first let me tell you about the Savvy Rest company...

Savvy Rest is at the forefront of the growing natural mattress industry. You've probably never thought about what your pillow or mattress was made from, but you should as most conventional mattresses are made from toxic chemicals that can cause allergies, asthma and other breathing problems. Savvy Rest’s mission and products were developed to address these concerns and their Organic Mattresses and products are made of natural latex rubber, certified organic wool and certified organic cotton.

The Savvy Rest bedding line includes things like natural latex mattresses, organic mattress toppers, organic bedding, organic crib mattresses, organic pillows and so many more products!



Now onto my review - I received one of Savvy Rest's Shredded Latex Pillows to try out. This pillow offers soft, shredded latex (blended Dunlop and Talalay) which conforms to your neck and shoulders for secure yet moveable support. The Shredded Latex pillows are intentionally overstuffed so you can make your own perfect, personal fit.

Just unzip the inner and outer casings and remove any amount of the shredded filling to create just the right height and density that you prefer!

When I first received this pillow to host a Savvy Rest Review I immediately fell in love with the softness of the cover. I am used to just a cotton pillow case and this is by far a better covering. My 5 year old also LOVES this pillow and constantly tries to steal my "soft" pillow as he calls it!


The next thing that I loved about this pillow is the fact that you can customize it to your liking by removing some of the shredded latex. It was definitely overstuffed when it came which was great for back support while watching tv in bed etc... but to sleep I took some of the filling out and let me tell you it is perfect now!!! I have bought pillows in the past that were way to flat or way to full/hard and this one is amazing.

I would recommend this pillow 110%! I just love it and just think about when you buy a pillow that is too flat/soft or t00 firm etc... there is nothing you can do about it and you are not only out the money you spent but you are also out a good nights sleep :( So this is money well spent in my opinion! Now if I can just keep a certain little 5 year old from stealing it AND my husband I will be in good shape ;)

Savvy Rest also offers 4 other pillow styles which you might better fit your needs - 2 are made of molded latex, 1 has customizable shredded latex fill (the one I received), and 1 is filled with organic wool. All are in soft organic cotton casings with a brushed, flannel-like finish.

You will be happy to know that Savvy Rest Organic Mattresses are made in central Virginia and available through a national network of independently owned stores. To view their full line of products, find your nearest retailer and to purchase your own Shredded Latex Pillow like the one I reviewed please go to:


WWW.SAVVYREST.COM


Savvy Rest's commitment to you: (1) Purity: their materials are natural, nontoxic, certified and independently tested. (2) Comfort: every Savvy Rest organic mattress is customized for the individual. (3) Integrity: they treat customers with honesty and respect. (4) Value: a Savvy Rest will long outlast a conventional mattress.


I'm SO excited to tell you that 1 of my lucky readers is going to win one of their very own standard size Shredded Latex Pillow from Savvy Rest valued at $89!!!


-GIVE-A-WAY STARTS HERE-

Savvy Rest has generously offered 1 of The Jackson Five Family readers the chance to win their very own standard size Shredded Latex Pillow valued at $89 just like the one I reviewed above!!

*IN ORDER TO ENTER MY GIVE-A-WAY , YOU MUST BE A PUBLIC FOLLOWER OF THE JACKSON FIVE FAMILY BLOG. TO FOLLOW ME CLICK ON THE "FOLLOW" BUTTON ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF MY BLOG. EASY PEASY :) IF YOU ENTER MY GIVE-A-WAY AND YOU ARE NOT A PUBLIC FOLLOWER THEN ALL OF YOUR ENTRIES WILL BE FORFEITED!!!*

MANDATORY ENTRY: Please visit the Savvy Rest website and then come back here and leave me a comment telling me which product you would love to have!

EXTRA ENTRIES: Make sure that you leave a SEPARATE comment for each thing that you do for the entries to be counted! (PLEASE LEAVE YOUR E-MAIL IN ONE OF THE COMMENTS)


1 Entry- Follow Savvy Rest on Facebook HERE! PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE A COMMENT ON THEIR WALL PER THEIR REQUEST- THANK YOU!

1 Entry-Sign up for one of my other give-a-ways and let me know which one you signed up for! (IT CAN NOT BE THIS GIVEAWAY)


1 Entry-Sign up to follow The Jackson Five Family Blog *remember you must be a follower anyways for your entries to count in the 1st place* :)

1 Entry-Subscribe to receive The Jackson Five Family feed in your inbox. Just type in your e-mail on the right of my blog, make sure you confirm your subscription as well!

1 Entry-Become a Fan of The Jackson Five Family blog on Facebook.

1 Entry-Grab my button and add it to your page!

Rules: Open to readers in the LOWER 48 US STATES only please! Give-a-way ends March 3rd 2011 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be randomly chosen and will have 48 hours to respond.

I want to thank Savvy Rest for allowing me to review one of their awesome products free of charge! The things you read above are my honest opinions of the product(s) reviewed and I was in no way paid to say the things you read!

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

WRIST JOCKEY GIVE-A-WAY ENDS 02/26/2011

PERFECT for stylish moms and dads on the go...

Do you love listening to your iPod nano while working out, taking walks with your children and just having it near you at all times? I know I love mine and I also love fashion. Well I was just introduced to the neatest product called the Wrist Jockey that brings the iPod nano 6G and fashion together into one awesome watch I guess you would say!

That's right the Wrist Jockey allows you to securely attach your iPod nano 6G to any of the several different fashionable and functional watch bands, allowing you to express your personal style while keeping your music and photos close at hand everywhere you go. Thanks to the Wrist Jockey’s patent pending cradle, your iPod nano is fully visible, making a bold fashion statement and allowing unfettered access to all of its buttons, ports, and functions (including charging or syncing your iPod nano without removing it). The Wrist Jockey’s unique design allows you to attach or remove your iPod nano in seconds, giving you the freedom to move your iPod nano 6G from one Wrist Jockey to another as your mood suits you, without even stopping your music!

Key Product Features


· iPod nano 6G fastens securely into a patent pending metal cradle that
attaches to your watch band

· Allows access to all of iPod nano’s buttons, ports, and functions

· Comes with sizable wristband to fit any wrist
(Note: iPod nano is not included)


I think this product is so neat, unfortunately I have an older version of the iPod nano and it won't fit the Wrist Jockey so lucky for you one of my lucky readers is going to win one and if you are the lucky winner you can choose ANY of the available style/color choices!


Let me show you a few of my favorites:


I love this South Beach Wrist Jockey! This padded genuine alligator grain leather watch band features a stainless steal buckle and is available in fun 7 colors like Pink, Coral, Red, Cream, White, Sky Blue and Lavender.

My 2nd favorite is the Wrist Jockey Fashionista which features a patent leather watch band with matching stitchwork and a stainless steal buckle. It is available in really fun colors like Hot Pink, Pink, Orange, Purple, Blue, Black, White and Aqua.

Last but not least they have many awesome styles available for men as well, I personally love the Wrist Jockey Professional which can be sized for either a man or a woman. It features a designer stainless steal watch band with a deployant clasp.



To purchase your own Wrist Jockey and to view all of the awesome style and color choices please go to:

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WWW.WRISTJOCKEY.COM


-GIVE-A-WAY STARTS HERE-

Wrist Jockey has generously offered 1 of The Jackson Five Family readers the chance to win any Wrist Jockey in any style/color combination from their website!

*IN ORDER TO ENTER MY GIVE-A-WAY , YOU MUST BE A PUBLIC FOLLOWER OF THE JACKSON FIVE FAMILY BLOG. TO FOLLOW ME CLICK ON THE "FOLLOW" BUTTON ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF MY BLOG. EASY PEASY :) IF YOU ENTER MY GIVE-A-WAY AND YOU ARE NOT A PUBLIC FOLLOWER THEN ALL OF YOUR ENTRIES WILL BE FORFEITED!!!*

MANDATORY ENTRY: Please visit the Wrist Jockey website and then come back here and leave me a comment telling me which Wrist Jockey you would choose if you win!

EXTRA ENTRIES: Make sure that you leave a SEPARATE comment for each thing that you do for the entries to be counted! (PLEASE LEAVE YOUR E-MAIL IN ONE OF THE COMMENTS)


1 Entry- Follow Wrist Jockey on Facebook HERE! I would love for you to leave a comment and tell them that The Jackson Five Family Blog sent you!

1 Entry-Sign up for one of my other give-a-ways and let me know which one you signed up for! (IT CAN NOT BE THIS GIVEAWAY)


1 Entry-Sign up to follow The Jackson Five Family Blog *remember you must be a follower anyways for your entries to count in the 1st place* :)

1 Entry-Subscribe to receive The Jackson Five Family feed in your inbox. Just type in your e-mail on the right of my blog, make sure you confirm your subscription as well!

1 Entry-Become a Fan of The Jackson Five Family blog on Facebook.

1 Entry-Grab my button and add it to your page!

Rules: Open to readers in the US only! Give-a-way ends Feb. 26th 2011 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be randomly chosen and will have 48 hours to respond.

I want to thank Wrist Jockey for allowing me to bring this awesome give-a-way to you, my readers!! :)

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day & Nestle Toll House Give-a-way...

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY

BAKE SOME LOVE WITH NEW NESTLE TOLL HOUSE VALENTINE FRIENDS SUGAR COOKIES...





Hey friends- Happy Valentine's Day to each and everyone of you! Valentine's Day used to be just about my husband and I and now it's more about our family and our kids! Jace is having a Valentine's Day party at pre-school on Tuesday and was so excited to pick out Valentine's cards and some candy to go along with them. He was even more excited when Nestle Toll House sent us one of their Valentine's Day Cookie Kits.



Oh my goodness what a fun surprise it was to get this in the mail. Included in the kit was a Limited Edition Nestle Toll House Cookie Tin, which is adorable by the way. It has hearts all over it and is something we can use each Valentine's Day from here on out when making cookies or taking them to a party!


Also included in the kit was an activity book and stickers which the kids went crazy over!


Last but not least it wouldn't be from Nestle Toll House unless they included some coupons so we could make some of their wonderful cookies on Valentine's Day! We enjoy baking together so much and my favorite part is that Nestle Toll House makes it SO easy for the kids to help do this, without a huge mess!


Their cookies are so easy to bake! They come in a package pre-scoured and you just break them apart, put them on a pan and within minutes the cookies are done and ready to eat!


When we went to the store to get the new sugar cookies of course they were out! That was my fault for being such a procrastinator, so instead we got the Nestle Toll House Valentine Swirled Chocolate Chip Cookies which were just as yummy! Grady fell asleep in the car before we even made it home to bake them so it was all up to Jace to put on the apron they previously sent us and he went to town breaking up the dough and placing them on the pan! He LOVED making these and called himself a chef, awe I loved spending time with him doing this!

The cookies were sooooooo good, what a fun Valentine's Day treat- thank you Nestle Toll House!!! :)

I'm so excited to tell you that 1 of my lucky readers is going to win their very own Nestle Toll House Valentine's Day Cookie Kit with all of the same goodies mentioned above! Unfortunately the coupons are only good until Feb.21st and today is Valentine's Day Feb. 14th I had this post planned for today and didn't realize that the coupons expired then so I am going to do a fun 24 hour give-a-way which I've never done before, this way I can get them out to the lucky winner and hopefully your store will have some left- if not you will still get the fun heart tin, the Valentine's and Easter Stickers and the activity sheet and I will include $10 so that the winner can still purchase their very own cookies regardless of the coupons expiring!



Nestle Toll House is so kind to offer 1 of The Jackson Five Family readers their very owb Valentine's Day Cookie Kit as shown above! This is going to be a 24 hour give-a-way details above! Read Rules Below

*IN ORDER TO ENTER MY GIVE-A-WAY , YOU MUST BE A PUBLIC FOLLOWER OF THE JACKSON FIVE FAMILY BLOG. TO FOLLOW ME CLICK ON THE "FOLLOW" BUTTON ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF MY BLOG. EASY PEASY :) IF YOU ENTER MY GIVE-A-WAY AND YOU ARE NOT A PUBLIC FOLLOWER THEN ALL OF YOUR ENTRIES WILL BE FORFEITED!!!*

MANDATORY ENTRY: Please tell me who you would love to have some Nestle Toll House baking fun with and please like my Facebook Page HERE and the Nestle Toll House Facebook Page HERE!


Rules
: Open to readers in the US only! Give-a-way ends Feb. 15 at 9 pm EST. The winner will be randomly chosen and will have 24 hours to respond.


(I want to thank Nestle Toll House
for sending me a VIP coupon for some more yummy cookie dough)


(I was sent a Nestle Toll House Valentine's Day Cookie Kit free of charge to review. The things you read here are my honest opinions of the products reviewed! I was not paid in any way to say anything you read here!)

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Red Envelope Valentine's Day Review & Give-a-way ends 02/19/2011...


It's that time of year again...that's right in less than a week Valentine's Day will be here! Have you thought about what you're getting that special someone in your life? You know it's such a hard decision sometimes. Yes flowers are nice and chocolates as well but they only last so long. I always try and get my husband something that he is going to remember for years on out, something special and something that is going to remind him of how much I love him. A great place to look for gifts like that is Red Envelope!

Well recently they let me choose an item from their online website and I will tell you that I am always SO happy with what I receive, the packaging it arrives in and just the quality of their products.

This time I chose the Wall Gallery Frame ($69.99) in espresso to review for Valentine's Day.



If you remember a long time ago I did a review for them and I chose the Hall Gallery Frame ($79.95) set in black and couldn't wait until I had my new house to put this in.


Well our house is finally complete and I knew exactly where I was going to hang both of these.


These frame sets are so awesome. They make such a statement on the wall and are a neat decorating piece as well. Although my husband didn't get me this for V-day it is definitely a gift that I would LOVE to receive. Especially if he would take the time to put pictures in it before giving as a gift (hint, hint, hint to all of you men reading this!!) ;)


I knew that I wanted to hang this Wall Gallery Frame set in the living room and do something a little different. Instead of putting pictures in this one I am putting some really neat "sayings" that I have found online. As you can see above I haven't finished it yet but the first one reads

House Rules:

" Love Jesus, Encourage your siblings...share in their joy, always tell the truth, obey your parents, use kind words, have fun, sing silly, dance crazy, ask first, be a giver, share everything...except bad ideas, say what you're sorry for, forgiveness is mandatory, hands are for hugging not hitting, no fussing, no whining, no bad attitudes, never stay angry, be considerate, respectful and grateful!" I have found some more really neat ones I just need to type them up and get them printed! I am loving it so far!!


Then the Hall Gallery Frame I hung on a wall between our bedroom door and kitchen. You can see it as you come in from the garage hallway and I am having some photos printed for it right now! I have already had so many compliments on it and the pictures aren't all there yet. It's just a gorgeous, modern frame and it would look good in any one's house or office! Such a neat gift!



If you are looking for a quality gift that is going to last forever make sure you check out Red Envelope and all they have to offer!


Here is one of my favorite products from the Red Envelope's Best Selling Gifts For Her section on their website:


I have had my eyes on this precious Cultured Ruby Heart Necklace for awhile now, what girl wouldn't love to wear this everyday especially if it came from her "main squeeze" ;)


Red Envelope also has some really great gifts for men! Here is one of my favorite products from their Valentine's Gifts For Him section:


I would love to get Craig this next item. It's their Tie Hanger Set. He has so many ties and they are very unorganized and thrown over a hanger - this would solve the problem and I love that they say things at the top of each one like"dress to impress, working for the money, ready to take charge and i will wear these someday?) and also have fun quotes on each tie spot!



and if you MUST resort to buying flowers or chocolate don't worry Red Envelope does sell those too! Who wouldn't love to receive these 12 Chocolate, Vanilla and Red Velvet Cupcakes yummy



or these beautiful Love and Affection flowers!!



To check out all of Red Envelope's awesome Valentine's day gift ideas please go to:

WWW.RedEnvelope.COM


I'm so excited to tell you that 1 of my lucky readers is going to be able to choose any item from RedEnvelope.com up to a value of $69.99!

*GIVE-A-WAY STARTS HERE*

Red Envelope has generously offered 1 of The Jackson Five Family readers the chance to win any item from their website that has a value of $69.99 or less!

*IN ORDER TO ENTER MY GIVE-A-WAY , YOU MUST BE A PUBLIC FOLLOWER OF THE JACKSON FIVE FAMILY BLOG. TO FOLLOW ME CLICK ON THE "FOLLOW" BUTTON ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF MY BLOG. EASY PEASY :) IF YOU ENTER MY GIVE-A-WAY AND YOU ARE NOT A PUBLIC FOLLOWER THEN ALL OF YOUR ENTRIES WILL BE FORFEITED!!!*

MANDATORY ENTRY: Please visit the Red Envelope website and then come back here and leave me a comment telling me which of their products you would love to give or receive for Valentine's Day!

EXTRA ENTRIES: Make sure that you leave a SEPARATE comment for each thing that you do for the entries to be counted! (PLEASE LEAVE YOUR E-MAIL IN ONE OF THE COMMENTS)


1 Entry- Follow Red Envelope on Twitter HERE! I would love for you to leave a comment and tell them that The Jackson Five Family Blog sent you!


1 Entry- Sign up to receive Red Envelope e-mails by entering your e-mail address at the bottom of the Red Envelope website where it says "sign up for exclusive offers and previews".

1 Entry-Sign up for one of my other give-a-ways and let me know which one you signed up for! (IT CAN NOT BE THIS GIVEAWAY)


1 Entry-Sign up to follow The Jackson Five Family Blog *remember you must be a follower anyways for your entries to count in the 1st place* :)

1 Entry-Subscribe to receive The Jackson Five Family feed in your inbox. Just type in your e-mail on the right of my blog, make sure you confirm your subscription as well!

1 Entry-Become a Fan of The Jackson Five Family blog on Facebook.1 Entry-Grab my button and add it to your page!

Rules: Open to readers in the US only! Give-a-way ends Feb. 19th 2011 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be randomly chosen and will have 48 hours to respond.

(I want to thank Red Envelope for sending me 1 of their awesome products FREE of charge to review! The things you read above are my honest opinions of the products reviewed and I was in no way paid to say anything you read!)


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