Monday, April 30, 2012

PaperDoll Designs iPhone 4 Case Review and Give-a-way ends on 05/14/20...12

I am so excited to introduce you all to PaperDoll Designs!

Based out of Tulsa, Oklahoma PaperDoll Designs is a mommy owned business.  Owner, Karen Jameison needed a creative outlet so she started making her own invitations, thank you cards, and bag tags.  Soon her friends found out about her creations and the word spread quickly about her adorable products.  She opened shop and has been busy ever since.

(Owner, Karen with her adorable family!)  

Today PaperDoll Designs sells so many fun, monogrammable items.  Karen recently designed an iPhone 4 Cellphone Case for me and I could not be more pleased with it.  So let me show you it...

Here is the case when it first arrived - I love that it came packaged in their cute logo bag. 

Karen was going to let me choose one of the fun iPhone 4 Snap On Cases that she sells on her website when I read that she loves to work with her customers on custom designs as well. So I asked her if she would instead design a case just for me, to match my blog design!  She got to work and sent me a few design samples and this is the one that I chose.  It matches perfectly and is just so me!

The iPhone 4 Snap On Cases are available in a variety of styles, colors and personalized/monogram styles.  It features a rubber edge that is available in your choice of black or white like mine has.  Once snapped on you can see that you still have full access to your camera, your charger plug-in and have access to all of the button/functions.  This case will help protect your phone and will definitely make it unique and your own!

I have received so many compliments on my new case and everyone wants to know where I got it from.  I am totally in love with it.  My once boring, unprotected phone is now very unique and very much my own!

Thank you, Karen!!  

There are 2 styles of the iPhone 4 Cases available on the website.  The style like I received with the rubber edges, shown on the left below or you can get the style shown on the right.  The right one is a 2-Piece Hard Plastic Shell with a bezeled edge to protect the screen.

Let me show you a few more items from PaperDoll Designs that I just adore...

I recently saw these Tissue Boxes featured on the PaperDoll Designs Facebook page and think they are just too cute.  They would be perfect for an end of the year teacher's gift!  They are very affordable at only $14!!

This next item is something I could really use, it's one of their Letter Holders.  I have so many letter's just laying around that I need to keep and this would be a perfect way to keep them organized and off my counter. What a neat idea -- only $12 each!!

My son is almost finished with Kindergarten and I am amazed at how much he is reading already.  I might just have to order him his own Personalized Bookmark with this name on it.  These are only $6 can you believe that?  They would make a great little gift too.

I know Jace would love this Batman Spiral Notebook too -- another fun item available from PaperDoll Designs!

These are just a few items that PaperDoll Designs has to offer.  There are so many neat items available in so many fun styles and colors.  Again, they also do custom orders so if there is a design that you want and don't see on the website feel free to contact Karen as she would be more than happy to assist you in creating the perfect custom design!

To view all of the products available from PaperDoll Designs-- please visit...

Now for our give-a-way -

I'm SO excited to tell you that 1 lucky reader is going to win their very own Personalized iPhone 4 Case valued at $30!!


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Disclaimer:  I received a complimentary product sample from PaperDoll Designs to facilitate this review.  All opinons are honest and my own and may vary from yours! 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Innovia Automatic Paper Towel Dispenser Review and Give-a-way ends on 05/08/2012...

I love finding new products that help make life a little bit easier.  So when we recently had the opportunity to review the Innovia Automatic Paper Towel Dispenser I got really excited.  I know what you all are thinking...really?  You are excited about a paper towel dispenser?  Well let me tell you this is not your ordinary paper towel dispenser and once you see how it works you will be excited too!


The Innovia Automatic Paper Towel Dispenser is an easy to use, modern looking appliance for your home or business.  So what's so neat about it -- first and foremost if you are concerned about germs you will love this product.  With the wave of a hand you can instantly have paper towels without touching anything.  The paper towel roll is housed in a dry, sanitary environment thus reducing exposure to airborne contaminants and ensuring that any amount of paper towel is dry and clean.

(The above picture is the dispenser in my kitchen - looks awesome!!)

The next thing that is so great about this dispenser is that it accepts any standard size paper towel roll!  That's right once you purchase this you do not need to order any kind of expensive / special paper towel.  As you can see in the picture below I am using a really ugly, cheap roll of paper towels and it works great!  It doesn't matter what they look like because you only see them once they are dispensed.

Another unbelievable feature is that it features a Smart Dispense Sensor that delivers just the right amount of towel that you need.  Simply wave your hand in front of it and one paper towel is dispensed.  Wave again and more will be dispensed... Oops, now you have too many, don't worry simply tear off the amount needed and the rest will be retracted back into the dispenser automatically.

 No more wasting paper towels -- amazing!

Installation was so easy, from the time my husband got it out of the box and read the directions it probably only took 10 minutes if that to put up.  Once it's up you have the option of using D batteries with it or you can use the the included power cord.  I love a simple, clean look so we are using the batteries.

Once the appliance is installed you simply open the door on the front of it, put a roll of paper towels in it, leaving at least one sticking out when you close the door and then it retracts the paper towels in and you are ready to start using it!

Such an easy, functional, practical addition to any kitchen or space that you need paper towels!

The Innovia Automatic Paper Towel Dispenser retails for only $99 and includes FREE Shipping in the U.S.  --  it is available in Silver (Stainless Steel look), Blue or White.

To purchase the Innovia Automatic Paper Towel Dispenser or to get more info please visit:
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I'm SO excited to tell you that 1 lucky reader is going to win their very own Innovia Automatic Paper Towel Dispenser in the color Silver just liked I received!  This is a $99 Value!!


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Disclosure:  I received a complimentary product sample form Innovia to facilitate this review.  All opinions are honest and my own and may vary from yours!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Catalogue App by Review...

I love shopping, browsing catalogs and looking at products online.  So when I was recently introduced to the Catalogue App by I was so excited to try it out.

The Catalogue App is a free app available for use with the iPad, Kindle Fire and Android (large screen) phones. It's the new way to browse through all your favorite store catalogs.  At any given time, there are roughly 95 catalog merchants featuring 175-200 issues inside the app including some of my favorite things like fashion, beauty, products for the home, kids and so much more!

Unlike traditional catalogs, Catalogue consumers can pull together their own personal favorites from various brands into one location, check local store availability, take a peek at the retailers sale emails and, “using Camera View” available for the iPad,  you can even see how an item would look in your own home.  Unfortunately I don't have an iPad but that sounds so neat, there have been many times that I am looking at a product and think how would that really look in my house etc...  hopefully this feature will be available on the Kindle Fire or my Android Tablet in the future!  

Catalogue also features store email that allows the user to obtain the most recent deals and promotions put out by the brand. News and upcoming events are also collated conveniently inside the app. Here the user can find the best deals and discounts without having to clog their regular email account with unwanted spam.

 The Catalogue App also offers a “green” alternative to the classic catalog shopping:

• Did you know that a whopping 5.6 million tons of catalogs and other direct mail advertisements end up in U.S. landfills annually?

• The average American household receives unsolicited junk mail equal to 1.5 trees every year—more than 100 million trees for all U.S. households combined - that's terrible why not help out and start viewing all of your favorite catalogs online!

• 44 percent of junk mail is thrown away unopened, but only half that much junk mail (22 percent) is recycled.

• Americans pay $370 million annually to dispose of junk mail that doesn’t get recycled.

• On average, Americans spend 8 months opening junk mail in the course of their lives.

Here is a list of some of the merchants available on the Catalogue App by

Best Buy 
Crate & Barrel
Dean & Deluca
Eddie Bauer
Harry and David
Land's End
Red Envelope
Toys R Us
Urban Outfitters
Vera Bradley


So after accessing the free app our Kindle Fire and on our Vizio Tablet that features Android I was excited to see just how this Catalogue App worked.  Well let me just say that if you love shopping, day dreaming about a new dress or furniture purchase then you will also love this app and it will probably become very addicting!

There are so many catalogs to browse and they offer so many of my favorites like J.Crew, Anthropology, Sephora, Ballard Designs and Crate and Barrel.  They not only had some of my favorite catalogs, but had so many more that I had never even heard of.  I love finding out about new companies and their products so that is definitely a plus of the app in my opinion!

 I love how simple it is to use - you get to see scroll through the face of each catalog and when you find one you like simply click on it and start shopping/browsing.  You can also do a product search if you are looking for something specific which I really liked. I love being able to shop anyplace, anytime.  I have found myself browsing catalogs while waiting in the pick-up line at school, at appointments etc... it's so fun and definitely passes the time.

There are a few more features that I think you will like -- you can save products on your tablet and then access them on the web later.  You can also share products on Facebook or via E-mail which is really neat.  I also love that unlike other app's this one is ad-free which is a HUGE plus!  There is nothing worse than using an app and having to wait to an ad for 10-15 seconds before you can move on.  

To learn more about the Catalogue App by please visit:

You can search for this app by going to your app store and searching for "The Catalogue App by" 

You can also access the Facebook version by clicking HERE

Disclosure: This post is part of a Blogger Ambassador program which I have received monetary compensation for participating.

Friday, April 20, 2012 Review...

My boys love putting on costumes.  It doesn't have to be Halloween for them to come out of their room dressed up as Wolverine, Iron Man or a cop.  They just love dressing up and pretending they are superhero's anytime of the day or year.  

So when recently allowed us to pick out one of their costumes for review we jumped on the chance.

Grady just had a birthday and turned four so we let him pick out which costume he wanted.  He looked at so many costumes.

He had a Scooby Doo birthday party and loved this Scooby Costume!

Our six year old is so skinny and we thought this Superman Costume would be perfect for him, love it!

They have so many neat boys Halloween costumes to choose from and Grady finally decided on this Lil Champ Toddler Costume.  He loves to box and seriously how tough does he look, ha!  I am loving his big chest muscles! 

If you are looking for a costume for Halloween, pretend play or anytime of the year you must check out the large selection that CostumeSuperCenter has to offer.  They have a large selection of Men's, Women's, Teen, Toddler and Infant costumes and I am sure there is one just perfect for you!

To view the full selection of costumes available please visit:


Disclaimer:  We received a complimentary product sample from CostumeSuperCenter to facilitate this review.  All opinions are honest and our own and may vary from yours!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Robby Wash Laundry Ball Review and Give-a-way...

Laundry in our house is never ending.  The boys are constantly going outside and getting dirty and then coming in and changing clothes.  My husband wears dress clothes to work and then comes home and puts casual clothes on and I change from workout gear into something cute and that doesn't even count all of our towels and other things I am constantly washing.

So when Oransi offered to send me a Robby Wash Ball I couldn't wait to give it a try. 

 The Robby Wash Ball aka the practical laundry washing ball uses a unique and patented worldwide technology to clean your laundry even better than the powder laundry detergents it was independently tested against.   

Its activated macromolecules are gradually released through the wash, dissolving dried-in stains by generating ions which activate the water molecules.  This increase in the pH enables the activated molecules to penetrate deep into the fabrics and attach themselves to the stains. As the motion of the drum agitates the clothes, the stains come away easily from the fabric and dissolve in the water.  Of all the systems on the market, Robby Wash's effectiveness is tested, proven and guaranteed.

I was a little skeptical at first.  This ball that weighs less than 1 lb is going to clean my clothes, get stains out AND last for a whole 12 months or 120 washes without replacing the macro-molecules?  That's right when using the Robby Wash Ball you no longer need to use detergent.  Simply throw the ball into the wash and let the magic begin. 

Please view this video to learn even more about the Robby Wash Ball and how it works...


It's Simple to use - just put it in the wash. The Robby Wash Ball is an ultra high efficiency laundry solution with no need to add any detergent. Makes doing the laundry very easy and saves you the hassle of lugging home large containers of laundry detergent and cleaning up if you spill when adding detergent to your washer. Refill ball when level of macro-molecule pellets is less than 75% full. For over-sized washing machines we recommend using two washing balls.

This pack contains 10 ounces of macro-molecules which can clean for 12 months.  This is equivalent to 1200+ ounces (75+ lbs) of washing powder.  Consider what you are no longer dumping down the drain.

It's Economical: No need to buy washing powder, a savings of up to $100+ over 200 washes.

Caring for you laundry has never been so easy, efficient or inexpensive — as soon as the machine starts, the ball gets to work:

- Hypoallergenic and great choice as a baby laundry detergent cleaner or for someone with sensitive skin

- Cleans and protects your clothes

- Guards fabrics against oxidation and discoloration caused by chlorine in the water, and maintains your clothes' springiness

- Eliminates unpleasant smells thanks to its antibacterial action
Robby Wash saves you money but that's not all that makes it exceptional - it's the only laundry ball that add a light fragrance that you expect from your washing experience.

Versatile: Can be used in both front loading high efficiency washing machines as well as standard top loading machines.  Note:  Be sure to use the wash ball with a full load of laundry as the wash ball can get damaged if run with a very light load.


I have been using this for several weeks now and I am pretty impressed with it.  It definitely feels strange not using detergent.  Our clothes definitely come out clean, but I do miss how they smell when using regular detergent.  This is supposed to give your clothes a light fragrance, but I can't really smell anything.  Will I completely stop using my detergent?  Probably not but it's probably just mind over matter, I do love the idea. 

I love that it's better for the economy, stopping all of the detergent from going down the drain.  I love how cost effective it is - you can buy The Robby Wash Laundry Ball Pack for just $32.95.  It comes filled with the macro-molecule pellets and then you get 3 refill packs.  You also receive a stain stick which I used on one of Grady's shirts that had chocolate milk spilled all over it and sure enough it got everything out!! 

For all of you with little ones and need something hypoallergenic this would be a great choice for you.  It's gentle, has no phosphates or chlorine and is RoHS lead free directive certified.  I will continue using it for my 2 little boys clothes.  Jace has eczema on his legs and is so sensitive so it is definitely perfect for their clothes!

You can learn more about the Robby Wash Ball by visiting the Oransi website at:

- Now for our give-a-way -

I'm SO excited to tell you that 1 lucky reader is going to win their very own Robby Wash Ball!


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Miracle-Gro Expand 'n Gro Concentrated Planting Mix

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Miracle-Gro Expand 'n Grow Concentrated Planting Mix


I am so excited to introduce you all to the Miracle-Gro Expand ‘n Gro™ Concentrated Planting Mix.  If you are planning on starting a garden or even just planting flowers in a pot you have to check out this new product that is different from basic potting and garden soils. This planting mix features a unique blend of Miracle‐Gro plant food and coconut coir fiber which is a compact, lightweight, easy‐to‐carry and easy‐to‐store bag of Expand ‘n Gro.  It can do everything a big, heavy bag of soil can do, only it is a better product and has tons of features.  I've never heard of a product like this, but am excited to give it a try this year!



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If you want beautiful flowers and veggies this year you must check out the benefits of this product.  Miracle-Gro Expand ‘n Gro™can give you up to 3X the Flowers and Vegetables versus native soil.  It will significantly improve soil for multiple years.  By using this concentrated planting mix it expands the soil up to 3X when mixed with water making your native soil up to 40% lighter and creates up to 90% more air space giving plant roots more room to thrive.  You will also love that it feeds for up to 6 months at a time! 


Watch this video to see just how the Miracle-Gro Expand 'n Gro will work in your garden or planting pots...



My husband and I can't wait to give this a try.  We would love to have 3X the veggies in our garden this year and I love that I don't have to buy a huge bag of planting soil when I can get the same benefits by buying this in a smaller bag and having it expand the soil and do much more for our garden!



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Whitney Farms Organic Plant Food and Soil...

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Do you guys do any gardening?  Last year we got an extremely late start on our first ever garden.  It was very unorganized but we did end up growing some sweet corn, cucumbers and several pumpkins.  The boys loved watching everything grow and couldn't believe how big some of the pumpkins got. 



We are getting ready to till up our garden for the season and actually have a plan this year!  We will be planting things in nice, neat rows similar to the picture above and have several things that we want to grow.  We really want to grow some tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet corn, pumpkins, peppers, and rhubarb.  We are also going to have a separate patch just for growing pumpkins this year and once again the boys can't wait to help!


Organic Plant Food

We are also going to try something different this year and use some plant food.  We were excited to learn about what Whitney Farms® had to offer.  If you are not familiar with Whitney Farms® you should know that they have over 25+ years of gardening experience and offer a full line of 100% natural plant foods and organic soil with no additives, nothing artificial, just ingredients from the Earth, designed to give you big, beautiful flowers and veggies.




We love that their product have some great benefits like:

-low to no dust

-no manure odor

-easy to apply

-Contains beneficial microbes

-Specially designed protein-based blends provide your plants with
both macro and micronutrients they need to grow and thrive




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