Monday, October 31, 2011

5-in-1 Tasty Baker with Junior Chef Baking Set Review...



Do your kids love to help you bake in the kitchen? I know mine do. They love mixing, pouring and watching cookies or cake dough turn into the finished product. Well there is a new, fun baking product on the market from Pop Art geared just toward kids who love to work in the kitchen!

It's the brand new 5-in-1 Tasty Baker with Junior Chef Baking Set available at Target for $54.99.




This set is so great because the creator loves baking with her son and designed this kit around actual kitchen tools, not toy quality like you normally find. She designed quality kitchen utensils and just sized them down for small hands! She then paired this 12-piece cooking set with their already successful tasty baker which makes so many things like pancakes,cakes, quick breads, eggs, muffins and brownies.


Included in this kit is:

1 - Tasty Baker with 5 designs. Heart, Train, Birthday Cake, Smiley Face and Dog.

1 - Apron

1 - Mit

1 - Full set of Measuring Cups and Spoons --
1/2 tsp, 1 tsp, 1/2 tbs and 1 tbs 1/4 cup, 1/3 cup, 1/2 cup and 1 cup.

1 - Spatula

1 - Whisk

1 - Wooden Spoon

1 - Mixing Bowl

1 - Timer

1 - Batter Scooper

1 - Cleaning Brush



Grady loved checking out all of the kitchen tools and wearing the apron. We made pancakes in this and it was so easy. Just spray the Tasty Baker with cooking spray, pour in your batter and let it cook. It only takes minutes and the clean up is so easy as well! We love that you can make pancakes, eggs, cakes, muffins and brownies in this. He loved eating the pancakes as much as he loved helping me make these!


What a fun gift this would make this year! It's perfect for a boy or girl and is something that can be used everyday. It makes quick breakfast food and fun, easy treats which any mom or dad will enjoy just as much as the child eating the finished product!


To purchase the 5-in-1 Tasty Baker available at Target please click

HERE

To view ALL of the other fun products that Pop Art has to offer (like toasters, sandwhich makers and other Tasty Baker designs) please visit:

WWW.PopArtToaster.COM



I want to thank the kind people over at Pop Art for sending several 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!) I was in NO way paid to say anything you read here!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

KidsPartyWorld.com Review & Pinata Give-a-way ends 11/04/2011...


...Where Everyone is a Kid! Party Supplies for Every Age and Special Occasion.


Planning a party can be so stressful no matter what kind you are having, but having the right decorations can make a world of difference - with that being said let me introduce you to


...Where everyone is a kid! That's right KidsPartyWorld.com specializes in Party Supplies for every occasion and Birthday Party Supplies for every milestone. Whether you are planning that perfect birthday party, a precious baby shower or a fun summer Luau they have you covered in the party supply department.



We were recently able to review a wide range of products based on the theme of our choice. Of course my boys chose a Spider-Man Theme. Let me show you the products that we were sent...
8 Spider-Man Invitations $3.35


16 Spider-Man Napkins $3.35
8 Spider-Man Dinner Plates $3.19


8 Spider-Man Cups $2.95


1 Spider-Man "Happy Birthday Banner" $3.35

1 Spider-Man Table Cover 54" x 102" $5.19

1 Spider-Man Confetti $1.99

Set of 3 Spider-Man Ensemble Hanging Decorations $4.23

Package Spider-Man Stickers $1.51

1 Spider-Man Large Gift Bag $3.99



Virtually everything you need minus the cake to throw a great party! We were so excited when these arrived. Although we are not planning on having a birthday party right now we had fun using these items. Everyday should feel like a party :) The boys have loved using the cups, plates and napkins and their favorite part was the Spider-Man shirt emblems. How cool to have a big Spider-Man sticker on the front of your shirt, making them feel like real Superhero's!!


As a mom I loved that all of these products are of really great quality and from Party Express by Hallmark. I loved how affordable their prices were, as you can see for yourself above and most importantly I love the huge selection of products they offer! I will definitely be purchasing more products from KidsPartyWorld.com in the future!!


If you are planning a party then you MUST check out KidsPartyWorld.com! Again they are not just kids products but offer party supplies for every age and every occasion! If you are planning a wedding, birthday party, sports party, baby/bridal shower, retirement party, anniversary party or anything else that you can think of they probably have the decorations and supplies that you need! They offer so many items like gift wrap, balloons, party favors, cake decorations, tableware, utensils, party games and so much more!!


To see the full line of products that they sell please visit:


WWW.KidsPartyWorld.COM




I'm so excited to tell you that 1 lucky reader is going to win a Spider-Man - Spider Sense 3d Pinata (shown above) valued at $22.99. This pinata is ideal for up to 8 players and holds a whopping 3 pounds of candy - so fun!!


-GIVE-A-WAY STARTS HERE-

One lucky reader is going to win their very own Spider-Man 3d Pinata valued at $22.99 from KidsPartyWorld.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 the KidsPartyWorld.com website and then come back and leave me a comment telling me which party theme is your favorite from their website!?

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- 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 November 4th, 2011 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be randomly chosen and will have 48 hours to respond.

I want to thank KidsPartyWorld.com for sending several 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!) I was in NO way paid to say anything you read here!



Thursday, October 20, 2011

ErinCondren.com Review...




If you love notecards, calendars, stationary, daily planners etc.. then you HAVE to check out

ErinCondren.com!





Oh my goodness does this mom of twins design the most adorable products. I recently had the opportunity to review an item from her store and I knew from the moment that I opened the package that I was in love!


I received these adorable notepads shown above with a picture of my my two boys on them and it reads The Jacksons underneath. How cute are they!? I just love them - I had been needing some notepads and these could not be any more perfect! They are perfect for sending notes to the teacher, leaving notes on the counter for my husband or just mailing someone a quick note/letter in the mail!



They accidentally made too many and sent me the extras with a note card saying "Oops! Our goof is your gift! Please enjoy these extra personalized goodies!" how nice is that - thank you!!



It was very easy to upload a picture to their website and tell them what I wanted written on my note pads. After I did that they then color matched the lettering which turned out perfect! Their notepads are so cute and come in a variety of styles and sizes ranging in price from $18 - $40! What a perfect gift to give your child's teacher this year!


- Here are a few other items that I think you will love from ErinCondren.com -




Hosting a Halloween Party this year? Love these Candy Corn Invitations!



Thanksgiving is just around the corner - how cute are these Thanksgiving Photo Cards.


You will never lose your iPhone or get it mixed up with someone elses if you have one of these adorable, personalized iPhone Cases - what a neat idea!




Why not get a head start on your Christmas Cards this year and have the most stylish ones with the Erin Condren Premium Cardstock - so many designs to choose from!


I love my new note cards and will definitely be ordering more from ErinCondren.com in the future! To see all of the awesome products they have available please go to:

WWW.ErinCondren.COM

and to stay in touch and keep up with the latest products you can

"like" Erin Condren on Facebook HERE!



I want to thank ErinCondren.com 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!


Monday, October 17, 2011

Rubbermaid Bento Boxes Review & Give-a-way ends October 28, 2011...

New Bento Boxes & Toppers by Rubbermaid





I try really hard to stay organized - with 2 very active little boys, a husband and a dog you can imagine how quickly my house can get messed up. Recently Rubbermaid came out with a new organizational product called Bento Boxes and Toppers.



The new Bento Boxes and Toppers are made to help you divide and conquer your your clutter. These are different than any other storage box... Why you ask? Because unlike regular storage boxes that are just an empty box on the inside that you throw stuff in and can become very disorganized and unsightly when left out Bento Boxes actually have new Flex Dividers.





These Flex dividers are so cool allowing you to customize the inside of the box, creating organization solutions for various needs. They pop open when when needed and simply pop back when not. They all work individually so you can have some popped open and some closed or have then all open or all closed. The dividers are very firm and sturdy so they stay in place when open unlike other flimsy storage dividers I've had in the past!


Now onto the Bento Toppers which can be used in several ways. The 1st way is that they can simply be used as a lid to the Bento Boxes. The 2nd way is that they can be used separately from the boxes as trays around the house or you can put them on top of the Bento Box and again use them as a tray on top of the box.


I received the new Bento Boxes and Toppers in Paprika and have found several uses around the house for them. I organized my linen closet with a few of them.


I popped open a few of the dividers and rolled my bed sheets and put them in the back of one and then stacked toilet paper in the front. Worked out perfect! I then put a box beside that one and rolled pillow cases and stored them in it, by using these boxes I cleared up so much shelf space which we desperately needed!


I used one of the toppers on the shelf to stack wash clothes in - keeping them more organized.




The two smaller ones I put in my bathroom. They fit perfect in my vanity drawers and in one I opened all of the dividers putting my makeup brushes, eye liners, lip glosses and mascaras! I love that I now have each thing separately divided and I can actually find what I need in the mornings! It also cleared up sooooo much space in my makeup organizer.



And for another one I opened the dividers and put my rings in them. I have so many rings and they are perfect for storing those. In the middle I put bracelets. I love that all of my jewelry and makeup is now organized and put in drawers - I just open the drawers and waa-laa I can now find all of my pretties!



You should know that Bento Boxes and Toppers come in a variety sizes (ranging in price from $9.99 - $26.99), fabric designs and colors to compliment any home decor. The boxes were designed to hold common household items such as DVD & Video Games, File Folders, Mail, Toys, Hair Care Accessories, Audio & Video Accessories, Magazines, Board Games, Crafting Supplies, Office Supplies and so many other items! The possibilities are endless. Bento Boxes are also stackable to make the most of your space. Covered with polyester, the boxes are durable, yet easy to clean with a damp cloth.




To check out the full line of products that Rubbermaid has to offering including the Bento Boxes which are available to purchase online please go to:


WWW.Rubbermaid.COM




Rubbermaid is offering the "What Would You Bento?" Contest right now -

50 people will be receiving a set of Bento Boxes valued at $113.93 and the grand prize winner will be receiving a $500 cash prize along with very cool new products from Rubbermaid! 2 second place winners will a $250 prize and a new Rubbermaid product!

All you have to do is go to their Facebook page and ENTER into their "What Would You Bento?" contest by simply telling them where and what items you would organize with Bento, but hurry you only have until October 21st to get your entries in!!

-GIVE-A-WAY STARTS HERE-

One lucky reader is going to win their very own set of Bento Boxes and Toppers by Rubbermaid like I reviewed above valued at $113.93!!!

*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 tell me what you would use your Bento Boxes and Toppers for if you won!?

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" Rubbermaid on Facebook HERE!

1 Entry - Follow Rubbermaid on Twitter HERE!

1 Entry - Sign up for the "What Would You Bento? on Facebook and Leave me a message telling me you did so - Remember entries can be submitted until October 21, 2011!


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 and Canada! Give-a-way ends October 28th, 2011 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be randomly chosen and will have 48 hours to respond.

I want to thank Rubbermaid 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, October 16, 2011

What I have been up to...



Sorry I have been a little "MIA" lately but I have been preparing for this...







That's right - I have been lining up sponsors for our 2011 Holiday Gift Giving Guide for all of you! There are so many awesome sponsors and products coming your way starting November 1st!! All reviews have give-a-ways and we have some great holiday gift ideas to share with you.

Not only will this guide hopefully give you some great ideas when it comes to buying the perfect gift this year, but hopefully it will help you snag a few gifts to give away (or keep for yourself) ;)

I am so excited about this gift guide and can't wait to show you the awesome lineup of products! Stay tuned for November 1st when we will start featuring these awesome companies and goodies!!

See you then ( and maybe before with a few other fun reviews/giveaways!!)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

First Alert "The Great Escape" Sweepstakes and an important review/giveaway...




Fire Prevention Month -- First Alert "The Great Escape" Sweepstakes


October 9 - 15 is National Fire Prevention Week and we want to share First Alert's "The Great Escape" Sweepstakes with all of you! Before we tell you more about the sweepstakes let us first share some important facts and safety tips with all of you...

One of the most important things you can do for your family is have a fire escape plan. This is very important to my family as we have 2 little boys and you never know when a fire might happen in your home.



First Alert conducted a survey and did you know that a majority (79 percent) of Americans reported having a home escape plan in place in case of a fire or other emergency, but more than half (51 percent) have NEVER practiced it and only 29 percent have only practiced it once!


The National Fire Protection Association recommends planning an emergency escape route and practicing it twice annually, while other fire safety organizations promote monthly drills to improve reaction time in case of an emergency.

It is very important to have a plan and actually practice it with your family to make it effective in the case of an actual fire. Jace and Grady both talked about fire safety at school and it's amazing how much they actually listen and learn - it only takes a few minutes to talk about fire safety with your kids and only a few more to practice a safety plan.


During Fire Prevention Week, First Alert encourages everyone to evaluate your level of preparedness against potential dangers. They encourage you and your family to develop and practice a fire escape plan, plan test drills, install and maintain smoke alarms / CO alarms by testing them regularly and making sure you have enough in your home. They recommend having smoke alarms in and near all bedrooms / sleeping areas and at the top of each staircase. You should also have at least one CO alarm on each level, including the basement, and one in or near every bedroom / sleeping area.

Watch this video as my kids test the alarm for you all to hear...




We really like this smoke / CO alarm. We love that the voice alerts you as well as the very loud beeping. We love that it tells you the type of danger and the location which is very important. It's nice that it tests the levels of carbon monoxide as well as detects smoke. We have a fire escape plan in place but like most have never done a drill since moving in our new house. We are going to practice this not only in the day time but they also recommend you practicing a drill while your kids are asleep which is a great idea! Of course you should tell them before they go to sleep that you are going to be doing this because you do not want to frighten them! Also it's a good idea to tell your kids to wake each other up in case of a fire or assign one person to do this!

If you do not have a Smoke Alarm or Carbon Monoxide Detector we encourage you to purchase one from First Alert - The Most Trusted Name In Home Safety!


Here are a few tips to help you develop an effective fire escape plan from First Alert and NFPA...


  • Involve everyone in our household in developing a plan. Walk through your home and inspect all possible exits and escape routes. Identify 2 ways out of each room, including windows and doors. Make sure everyone in the home understand the plan.
  • Install smoke alarms throughout the home and test them monthly. Change batteries every 6 months to ensure proper function. A great day to do this is when set your clocks forwards or backwards for daylight savings time!
  • Choose an outside meeting place (i.e. neighbor's house, a light post, mailbox, or stop sign) a safe distance in front of your home where everyone can meet after they've escaped.
  • Have everyone memorize the emergency phone number of the fire department and 911. That way any member of the household can call from a neighbor's home or a cell phone once safely outside.
  • Once you're out, STAY OUT! Under no circumstances should you ever go back into a burning building. If someone is missing, inform the fire department dispatcher when you call. Firefighters have the skills and equipment to perform rescues.


Why not take a few minutes today and see what your kids know about fire safety and talk to them about a safe plan for your family - you never know when something like a fire will strike and it's never to late to prepare!

Our Give-a-way & The Great Escape Sweepstakes...

In honor of Fire Safety Week we have teamed up with First Alert and are giving away 1 of their new Combination Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Voice-enabled Child Awakening Alarms. Studies show that children ages 6-10 years of age are awakened more readily by voice, so this new technology provides an increased level of safety. This technologically-advanced alarm uses a loud, pre-recorded and tamper-proof human voice to alert residents in case of smoke or unhealthy levels of CO. It also identifies where smoke or CO is detected in the home, so you can determine the fastest and safest ways out.

First Alert also has a great sweepstakes going on. First Alert is offering it's Facebook Fans the chance to "escape" to the place where it all began -- Chicago, home to First Alert and site of the 1871 Great Chicago Fire, the impetus behind the national observation.

"The Great Escape" sweepstakes will award 1 lucky family with a prize package including roundtrip airfare and hotel accommodations for 4 to experience some of the "hottest" attractions that the Windy City has to offer. In keeping with the sweepstakes' fire prevention theme, the prize package also will include dinner at the Chicago Firehouse Restaurant and tickets to the Lookinglass Theatre's production of "The Great Fire."

To enter, participants must simply "like" First Alert on Facebook Between October 3 and October 31, then register to enter. Existing fans may enter by clicking the sweepstakes tab. Participants may enter once per day!

(Facebook Fans will also have the chance to win 1 of 4 suites of First Alert's new Combination Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Voice Alarms. Each Friday in October, First Alert will give away 4 alarms to a random sweepstakes participant.)

First Alert products range from combination smoke and CO units to smoke alarms with escape lights, along with basic battery-powered products. First Alert smoke and CO alarms are available at national retailers and online. For more information and a complete home safety checklist please visit:

WWW.FirstAlert.COM


-GIVE-A-WAY STARTS HERE-

One lucky winner is going to win a Combination Voice Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarm valued at $49.97!

*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 First Alert website and then leave me a comment telling me which one of their products your family could use the most!

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" First Alert on Facebook HERE!


1 Entry - Sign up for the "Great Escape" Sweepstakes on their Facebook Page and leave me a comment tell me you did so!


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's will be randomly chosen and will have 48 hours to respond.

I want to thank First Alert 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!