Thursday, September 29, 2011

Salmon Cove Review & Give-a-way ends October 08, 2011

Against the current and close to home.

Life changes. Salmon Cove won't. Join us.


Clothes, clothes, clothes - something my family and I love! With that being said let me introduce you to Salmon Cove...


Salmon Cove was created for fun, distinctive, confidence-inspiring clothing that would stand the test of time. We all have that 1 perfect shirt that never gets old. It can be worn on the golf course, in the office, or while out on the town. Like salmon that swim against the current to return to where they were born, Salmon Cove was founded on the idea that you can go home again. They make clothes to help you enjoy the journey, regardless of the current you are swimming against.


Salmon Cove sent my husband their Men's Striped Polo ($65) in Augusta Green

also available in Light Blue.


These shirts have a tailored-fit, making them classic, trendy and timeless. It's made of 100% cotton so it's also very soft and wearable! My husband loves his new shirt from Salmon Cove. He can wear this to work or pair it with jeans and still be comfortable while looking great! He loves the all green collar and the green around the arms as well. Green and white are our hometown hs football colors so he has been getting a lot of use out of this supporting our team!


Let me show you a few of our favorites that Salmon Cove has to offer...


- FOR WOMEN -


I love these Long and Short Sleeved Cove Collar Polo's. Love the contrasting color's on the collars - so preppy and cute!


- FOR MEN -


We love their selection of Button Down Shirts

and these preppy Signature Hats!


These are just a few of the items that Salmon Cove has to offer! To view their full collection please visit:


WWW.SalmonCove.COM


I'm so excited to tell you that Salmon Cove is offering 1 of my lucky readers the chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate to their online store!

-GIVE-A-WAY STARTS HERE-

One lucky winner is going to win a $50 Gift Certificate to be used at www.salmoncove.com!

*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 RIGHT 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: You MUST go to the Salmon Cove website and then leave me a comment telling me which item you might use your gift certificate on 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 - "LIKE" Salmon Cove on Facebook HERE! (We would love for you to leave them a comment telling them we sent you!)

1 Entry- Follow Salmon Cove on Twitter HERE!

1 Entry - Tweet about this give-a-way on Twitter to help spread the word about the contest!

1 Entry- NEW Start Following Jackson5FamBlog on Twitter Here!

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 Yes this is mandatory but you might as well receive an entry for doing it!! :)

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

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

Rules: Open to readers in the US! Give-a-way ends October 8th, 2011 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be randomly chosen and will have 48 hours to respond.

I want to thank Salmon Cove for sending me one of their products free of charge to review! The things you read above are my honest opinions of the products reviewed (which may vary from yours!) and I was in NO way paid to say anything you read here!



Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Mohawk Home - Rug Review and Give-a-way ends 10/18/2011...



(Mohawk Home Scrolled "Welcome" Doormat $19.99 @ Kohls.com)

We recently built a new home and there is one thing that drives me crazy and it's dirty floors! It doesn't help that we have tons of tile in our home especially in our entry ways and it especially doesn't help that our yard is partially mud and partially grass...oh the fun new stages! So I love having rugs down to help keep it a little cleaner around here!

(Mohawk Home Black 2ft. X 3ft. Rubber Doormat @ Home Depot $16.99)



Mohawk Home recently let us pick out a rug for review but before I show you what we chose let me first tell you a little more about the company...


Mohawk Industries is one of the foremost manufacturers and distributors of residential and commercial flooring in the world. They enjoy leading market positions across multiple flooring categories, including carpet, ceramic tile, stone, wood and rugs in the United States and laminate in the U.S. and Europe. Mohawk dates its roots to the 1800's when it became one of the first American carpet manufacturers. Today the company is headquartered in Calhoun, Georgia with operations on three continents.

(Mohawk Home Rainbow Print Rug $14.99 @ Sears.com)



Mohawk offered to send us a rug for review and that excited me...I know it's just a rug but you can never (in my opinion) have too many. I like to have rugs in my entry ways, in front of the bathtub and shower and the one that I was missing was one in front of our kitchen sink. So I knew that I was going to choose one to go there!



After browsing all of the retailers websites that sold Mohawk Rugs I finally decided on this one...




It's the 20" X 34" Raffia Reed Burke Gold Area Rug sold at Menards for only $14.99!



When I saw the picture of it online I really liked it, but when it arrived I liked it so much more. The website photo above did this rug no justice. The colors are so much richer in person as you can tell from my pictures. It matches my dark cabinets in the kitchen perfectly and it's made itself at home in front of my sink.



It's tufted from Olefin & Polyester Blend, it's pile height is 1/2 inch for softness and durability, it's machine washable and it's made in the USA! I've had this down for awhile now and I just love it. It's so nice to stand on something so soft instead of cold tile while doing stuff at the sink and I love that it has a rubber backing so that I can just sweep right over it and it doesn't move which I have done almost daily and it still looks brand new!




I have always been a fan of Mohawk products - and this one didn't disappoint! Over all I love my new rug and I love that I can purchase their products online or at one of their many retailers for such a great price!

Mohawk Home products consist of Area and Accent Rugs, Indoor/Outdoor Rugs, Kitchen Rugs, Bath Rugs, Doormats and Rugs Pads. I featured several throughout my review as you can see - to view their full selection of products please visit:

WWW.MohawkHome.COM

I'm so excited to tell you that Mohawk Home is offering 1 lucky reader their choice of any Mohawk Home -Doormat, Kitchen Rug, or Bath Mat valued at $19.99 or less. To view the choices please click HERE and this will take you to a list of their retailers where you can browse the sites and find the perfect one for you!

-GIVE-A-WAY STARTS HERE-

One lucky winner is going to win their very own Mohawk Home -Doormat, Kitchen Rug or Bath Mat valued at $19.99 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 RIGHT 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: You MUST go to the Mohawk Home website and then leave me a comment telling me why you would love to have a new rug!! :)

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 - "LIKE" Mohawk Home on Facebook HERE!

1 Entry- Post on their Facebook Wall about this contest HERE!

1 Entry- Follow Mohawk Home on Twitter HERE!

1 Entry - Tweet about this give-a-way on Twitter to help spread the word about the contest!

1 Entry- NEW Start Following Jackson5FamBlog on Twitter Here!

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 Yes this is mandatory but you might as well receive an entry for doing it!! :)

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

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

Rules: Open to readers in the US! Give-a-way ends October 18th, 2011 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be randomly chosen and will have 48 hours to respond.

I want to thank Mohawk Home for sending me one of their products free of charge to review! The things you read above are my honest opinions of the products reviewed (which may vary from yours!) and I was in NO way paid to say anything you read here!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

New Wave Enviro Products Lunchopolis Litter Free Lunch Box and Stainless Steel Bottle Review & Give-a-way Ends 10/04/2011...






Do you pack your lunch and take it to work everyday? Or maybe your kids are like my son, Jace who is very picky and you have to pack their lunch several times a week as I do for him. Well I'm sure many of you have used a plain paper sack/brown bag and then put the food in plastic storage bags. It's so wasteful, did you realize that over 3.5 Billion pounds of lunch box garbage is generated every year? This includes juice boxes, water bottles, aluminum foil, and plastic bags. On average children who bring their lunch to school generate 67 pounds of waste! Isn't that unreal - it sounds awful but it's the sad truth!


Well that can and should be the thing of the past and I have found the perfect reusable lunchbox to share with you - let me introduce you to the Lunchopolis Litter Free Lunch Box by New Wave Enviro Products ( $29.99 ).



The most important thing about the Lunchopolis is that it is 100% reusable - it was designed with everything you need to pack a healthy, planet-friendly lunch.



That means no more sandwich bags, tinfoil, juice boxes or other unnecessary waste. Their colorful drinking bottle and modular containers are all reusable, dishwasher safe and BPA Free - so it's easy to pack a garbage-free lunch every day!


We love this lunch box! We love that everything in it is dishwasher safe and BPA free. We also like that there is a netted pocket in it and a tag sewn in just for you or your child's name! The containers are all really good size and the drinking bottle has a flip up drinking tab that is easy for kids to use!

We also love that this is available in 3 stylish colors: Circle, Blue and Brown.


The Lunchopolis includes:

1 Lead Free Insulated Lunch Bag
4 Reusable tinted BPA - Free Containers
1 Reusable Tinted BPA - Free Bottle


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We also received the Double Wall Hot / Cold Insulated Stainless Steel Bottle from New Wave Enviro Products ( $19.99 ).






This #304 food grade stainless steel double wall vacuum insulated bottle is perfect for keeping your coffee, hot chocolate or soup piping hot on a fall day like today and it's also great for keeping your favorite iced beverage cold in the summer. It's very easy to use, the lid screws off all of the way so that you can fill it and then you can also just unscrew the small topper so that you can easily drink out of it. The lid is attached so you will never lose it either!



I took this to soccer last Saturday with me when it was freezing out and my tea stayed so hot - loved using it...but now my husband has taken it over!
I have been making coffee for him in the mornings and he has been taking it to work in this. What a great way to save money by him not going through a fast food joint in the mornings and buying a cup. Not only does it save us money but it saves all of those cups he usually gets and throws away!


It's available in 3 eye catching finishes: Black Matte, Metallic, and Sky.


New Wave Enviro's collection of products consist of reusable and recyclable water bottles, water filters, shower/bathtub filters, lunch boxes ans stainless steel products. To check out the full collection please visit:

WWW.NewWaveEnviro.COM




I'm so excited to tell you that New Wave Enviro is offering 1 of The Jackson Five Family Readers the chance to win their very own Lunchopolis Litter Free Lunch Box $29.99 and Stainless Steel Bottle $19.99.

-GIVE-A-WAY STARTS HERE-

One lucky winner is going to win their very own Lunchopolis Litter Free Lunch Box $29.99 and Stainless Steel Bottle $19.99.

*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 RIGHT 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: You MUST go to the New Wave Enviro website and then leave me a comment telling me which item 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 - "LIKE" New Wave Envio Products on Facebook HERE!

1 Entry- Follow New Wave Enviro Products on Twitter HERE!

1 Entry- NEW Start Following Jackson5FamBlog on Twitter Here!

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 Yes this is mandatory but you might as well receive an entry for doing it!! :)

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

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

Rules: Open to readers in the US! Give-a-way ends October 4th, 2011 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be randomly chosen and will have 48 hours to respond.

I want to thank New Wave Enviro Products for sending me one of 2 their products free of charge to review! The things you read above are my honest opinions of the products reviewed (which may vary from yours!) and I was in NO way paid to say anything you read here!


Saturday, September 24, 2011

Out of Print Clothing Review...


If you love t-shirt's and classic books then you are going to love this next company! Let me introduce you to Out of Print Clothing...

Out of Print celebrates the world’s great stories through fashion. Their products feature iconic and often out of print book covers. Some are classics, some are just curious enough to make great t-shirts, but all are striking works of art.

Out of Print works closely with artists, authors and publishers to license the content that ends up in their collections. Each product is treated to feel soft and worn like a well-read book.

What I love most about Out of Print is that in addition to spreading the joy of reading through their tees is that they acknowledge that many parts of the world don’t have access to books at all. So they are working to change that... for each shirt that they sell, one book is donated to a community in need through their partner - Books For Africa.


(Love their tag)


Out of Print sent my husband their Moby Dick Book Cover T-Shirt which retails for $28

Same classics, new colors. "I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I'll go to it laughing." From Rockwell Kent's famous cover illustration of a madman's epic war with a whale.

My husband loves his new t-shirt. It's not like your average t-shirt. This tee is unbelievably soft and stretchy. Each shirt is printed and treated to feel like your favorite book (that one you have read eleven times). It's made from 60% Cotton and 40% Polyester.

Craig said he wishes every shirt felt like this one - not only does he love it but he thinks he looks sophisticated wearing it too ;) He has already said he would like a few more of these!

Their t-shirts are available in Men's, Women's and Children's sizes - they also offer Fleece Sweatshirts, and a line of accessories that include Book Bags, Phone Cases and eReader Jackets!

Fleeces - Starting at $38



Book Bag's - $18


Phone Cases - $35



e-Reader Jackets - Starting at $40


To check out the full line of products that Out of Prints offers please visit:


WWW.OutOfPrintClothing.COM



I want to thank Out of Print Clothing for sending me one of their awesome products free of charge to review! The things you read above are my honest opinions of the products reviewed (which may vary from yours!) and I was in NO way paid to say anything you read here!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Claudiae Fashion Design Review...



You guys know that I love fashion and clothing. Well let me introduce you to Claudiae Fashion Design.

Claudia
finds her inspiration though old history costume books and then adds a twist of soft fabrics , bright colors and some great print to make the perfect piece. Claudiae is developed to enhance a woman's inherent beauty with feminine clothing in beautiful colors and soft fabrics.

The Claudiae Collection consists of Dresses, Tops, Pants, and Leggings all with a suggested price of $88-$345.

The Claudiae Collection can be found in fine boutiques -click HERE to find one near you!

Claudiae sent me a beautiful piece from their collection to review. I received this Antonella Dress



and I absolutely love it! It's a very soft, silky dress but still has stretch to it making it very comfortable and wearable for everday. I have already worn it as just a dress and have paired it dark skinny jeans and it looked really great both ways. It will be perfect this fall with leggings...


This same dress is also available in this pretty floral silk pattern below- love this one too!



- Here are a few of my other favorites - all would be perfect for fall -





If your looking for something fun, different and fashion forward then you must check out the full collection that Claudiae has to offer - please visit Claudiae at -

WWW.Claudiae.COM



I want to thank Claudiae for sending me one of their awesome products free of charge to review! The things you read above are my honest opinions of the products reviewed (which may vary from yours!) and I was in NO way paid to say anything you read here!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

ThinkGeek Review & Give-a-way ends 09/29/2011...



Quite possibly the best online shop for Geeks e-v-a-r...Shop the Awesome!







Have you all heard of ThinkGeek? Well if not let me introduce you...

ThinkGeek is an online shop that specializes in everything for the geek in you! They cater to computer enthusiasts and other "geeky" social groups. Their merchandise includes clothing, electronic and scientific gadgets, unusual computer peripherals, office toys, pet toys, child toys, caffeinated drinks and sooooo much more!!

I will tell you that I'm the girliest of girls but I thoroughly enjoyed browsing their site (and so did my husband and 6 year old - they wanted everything!!). They have so many cool things.

First I will show you what they sent us for review and then I will show you some of our favorite items.



We received the Boogie Board LCD Tablet which retails for $39.99 - This is the coolest product! It's a paperless LCD writing tablet - you can write, leave messages, doodle pictures, practice your abc's like my 6 year old does and then with one click of a button it's all gone, erased, ready to be drawn on again. Watch this video below to see just how awesome this product is.




They were also kind enough to send us some accessories for it. Along with the Boogie Board we received...



a Replacement Stylus $2.99 (one comes included of coarse!)




the Neoprene Sleeve $9.99 to keep it nicely stored when not using or when taking with you




and the Stylus Holder and Magnetic Kit $2.99 so that you can easily clip the stylus on the top of the board and magnets for the back so that you can easily hang this on the fridge!



I have you tell you that we absolutely LOVE this product! It's great for writing a grocery list, hanging a message or chores on the fridge for everyone to see, and Jace has been doodling on this ever since it arrived. He just started kindergarten and what a fun way for him practice writing his name, the alphabet and just anything else his little imagination desires!

Overall we love the product and loved ThinkGeek!! I will tell you that I sent them a list of products that we would be interested in reviewing and we received our product the very next day!!! Unbelievable! Love that!!


We just want to say...



Now let me show you a few more awesome products from ThinkGeek...



We are always using a tape measure around here - how cool is this Digital Measuring Tape $19.99 which records your measurment for easy reference. Every man (or woman) needs one of these!!





Every kid needs one of these - Kids Electronic Rock Guitar Shirt's $19.99 (don't worry these are available in adult sizes as well...you know you want one!) - why not let your kids rock out with guitar built right into their shirt! It even comes with a mini-amp how fun!


To view all of the geeky stuff that ThinkGeek has to offer
please visit:

WWW.ThinkGeek.COM





I'm so excited to tell you that ThinkGeek is offering 1 of The Jackson Five Family Readers the chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate!!






-GIVE-A-WAY STARTS HERE-



One lucky winner is going to win a $50 Gift Certificate to ThinkGeek.com!!


*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 RIGHT 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: You MUST go to the ThinkGeek website and then leave me a comment telling me which item 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- "like" ThinkGeek on Facebook HERE! ThinkGeek has requested that you DO NOT comment on their Facebook wall - thank you!!





1 Entry- Follow ThinkGeek on Twitter HERE!







1 Entry- NEW Start Following Jackson5FamBlog on Twitter Here!



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 Yes this is mandatory but you might as well receive an entry for doing it!! :)



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



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



Rules: Open to readers in the US! Give-a-way ends September 29th, 2011 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be randomly chosen and will have 48 hours to respond.



I want to thank ThinkGeek for sending me one of their awesome products free of charge to review! The things you read above are my honest opinions of the products reviewed (which may vary from yours!) and I was in NO way paid to say anything you read here!