Thursday, May 31, 2012

Gigi Hill Bag Review and Give-a-way ends 06/15/2012...





I love bags - handbags, cosmetic bags, beach bags etc... really any kind of bag.  It's so fun getting a new bag and that is why I am so excited to introduce you all to Gigi Hill Bags!


Gigi Hill Bags all started when two moms met on a soccer field and decided that there had to be a better bag for a mom's everyday life. They talked, they researched, and ultimately they created Gigi Hill.  Gabrielle DeSantis-Cummings and Monica Hillman both desired to have a high-quality, stylish bag that offered the functionality necessary in today's fast-paced world, so they created a line that is modern and chic yet feminine, a collection that bridges the gap where fashion and function collide.

Not only do they offer amazing bags, but they also offer a unique opportunity to become a Stylist!  That's right when you become a Gigi Hill Stylist you have the opportunity to host parties in your community and you can receive awesome benefits -- Work your own hours, Be your own boss and Receive Commissions and Hosting Benefits, these are just a few of the awesome perks available when you start a fun, new career with Gigi Hill!



I was so excited when they sent me the Barbra Shoulder Bag to review.  The Barbra is a sleek and elegant shoulder bag that features a flap front design, a designer chain shoulder strap and inside go to function.  It is available in 13 different patterns.

 I received it in the pattern Sundust and just adore it.  It's such a bright, fun tribal pattern.  I love that the straps are removable, I can use the long one or the short ones, or both.  I love the key chain inside, I am constantly losing my keys so this is perfect for me!  I also love the  pockets and the magnetic flap design. It's just a fun bag!









Gigi Hill offers so many great bags, whether you are looking for a simple grocery tote or a carry-all with total functionality you will find it in one of the Gigi Hill Collections.  Let me show you a few of my favorites...



I love this Audry Tote featured in the Enchanted pattern.  The Audry is Gigi Hill's most versatile tote bag. With so many fabrics to choose from, it can be the bag you take to the office or the bag you take to the pool. Whether you are at poolside or in the conference room, the women around you will wonder where you got that fabulous bag. 



I think this Abby Bag is just adorable!  It is Gigi Hill's knockout teen bag. This stylish canvas tote is roomy, reversible with pockets, and fun to carry! You can flip it over, tie it up, and stuff it full, and because it is made in a lightweight canvas, it will never weigh you down... a performer that's built to last!



I also love this large tote was inspired by days at the beach, but no matter what your needs are the Beach Brigitte will hold all of your belongings. Carrying beach towels, art supplies, or team snacks, the Beach Bridget quickly fulfills whatever your lifestyle demands. The extra wide straps sit comfortably on your shoulders, while the side snaps allow for extra space as you need it. The magnetic snap closure secures your items. Perfect for Summer!

Over all I am very please with my first experience with Gigi Hill.  I love my new bag and have already received so many compliments on it!


To learn more about Gigi Hill Bags, Stylist Opportunities or to become a Party Host 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 Gigi Hill Barbra Bag in the Sundust pattern just like I reviewed!  This bag is valued at $92!!


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Disclaimer: Gigi Hill provided me with a product sample to conduct this review and reader giveaway. However, my opinions of the product are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive sentiments towards the company/product in anyway!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Goodnites Disposable Bed Mats Review and Give-a-way ends 06/12/2012...


TRUSTED NIGHTTIME PROTECTION




As a parent we all worry about bed wetting.  Whether you are just potty training and are not sure if your child will be able to go all through the night without wetting or maybe your child is a regular bed wetter it's not a fun thought.

I embarrassingly enough was a constant bed wetter.  My poor mom, I can't imagine what she went through, changing sheets, night after night.  Unfortunately this lasted until I was a preteen when we finally visited a doctor.  I can't remember what they put me on but it worked and it was history from there, that is until I had kids myself and started potty training.  Then all of those feelings came back, I started to wonder if I would have to go through what my mom did?  Will my boys wet the bed night after night?  Well thank goodness we potty trained just fine and there was no bed wetting involved.  I can't say never, because we have had a few accidents, but I imagine it's because they both kick their covers off in the night and they probably got cold, but it's only been a handful of times between the two of them.

If you have a bed wetter you are not alone as there are more than 5 million children in the United States who continue to wet the bed past the age of six, reports the National Kidney Foundation!  20% of 4 to12-year-olds wet the bed!  So today I am excited to introduce you to a brand new product that I bet my mom wishes they had when I was little!


It's the new Goodnites Bed Mats -- 


Goodnites Bed Mats are a new bed wetting product that gives families a choice to better manage bed wetting and helps provide a good night’s sleep for the entire family.   Goodnites are specially made to protect while lying down, with sizes for boys and girls ages 4 and up. Bed Mats will minimize the dredge of late night bed wetting clean-up sessions, and help the child partake in their bed wetting protection routine – as the Bed Mat is easy enough to have them help place on their bed!  You will love that they are 40% more absorbent than the leading training pants.

Both parents and children can sleep tight in just three easy steps: 


·         Place the mat on top of your child’s fitted sheet 



·         Peel the adhesive strips off the corners and smooth down



·         Protect the bed with an ultra-absorbent bed mat for a better night for both parent and child




You will love the Super-Absorbent Core, Non-Residue Adhesive, Leakage Barrier and the Soft and Quiet Mat. 


REVIEW

Goodnites sent us a sample pack of Goodnites Bed Mats to review along with a Confidence Booster Kit that included goodies from Pottery Barn, one of my favorite stores!





We actually got the chance to test these out the other night.  Grady our 4 year old had a fever and was miserable.  I tried giving him fever reducer but he kept spitting it out, little stinker!  So I was afraid to give him anymore not knowing how much, if any that he actually swallowed. So instead I made him drink lots of water.  Thank goodness he did this but I immediately thought oh no this could be a bed wetting night.  So I told my husband to grab one of the new bed mats!




(This picture is not of the night he was sick, obviously he's feeling better!)

After opening the package I was surprised at how big they were.  The boys have twin beds and these fit wonderfully.  It was easy to put on.  Just peel off the backing and press onto the bed.  Grady rolls around during the night and in the morning this was still perfectly in it's place.  Although he didn't end up wetting as he did get up and go potty during the night, I feel confident that these would work great.  They are super soft and I don't think your little one would mind having this on top of their sheet at all.

 If you have a bed wetter or are getting ready to start potty training and have your little one sleep in their big boy/girl panties I think you should definitely give these a try!  I think parents have probably been waiting years for a product like this, my mom is so glad that parents won't have to go through what she did and thinks these would be a life saver during the night!

To learn more about the Goodnites Bed Mats please visit:


 Click HERE to take advantage of a $1.50 coupon off of a 9-Count Goodnites Bed Mats from Target!



To learn more about Bed Wetting Education please click HERE 


Now for our give-a-way -

I'm SO excited to tell you that 1 lucky reader is going to win their own pack of Goodnites Bed Mats 9-count just like the pack I received above!


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Disclaimer: Goodnites Brand provided me with a product sample to conduct this review and reader giveaway. However, my opinions of the product are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive sentiments towards the company/product in anyway!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Fisher-Price Giggle Gang Character Review and Give-a-way ends 06/11/2012...



I was so excited to learn that Fisher-Price, one of our favorite brands has launched a new product geared towards babies ages 6 months and up.  They are called Giggle Gang characters -- 


GIGGLE GANG



Few things make our hearts smile like the sound of a baby’s laughter! It’s infectious. We want to take it with us wherever we go.  Fisher-Price has captured babies’ laughter in an adorable, new collection called the Giggle Gang: soft, plush characters that giggle when baby squeezes or shakes them.  Each of the six Giggle Gang characters has its own unique giggle and name.

They are round in shape and the perfect, plush texture for baby to grasp and hold. And, when baby squeezes or shakes each one, they all giggle together!



Fisher-Price sent us 2 Giggle Gang characters to review, Goldie and Fuzzy (above).  





The other characters available are Curly,Terry, Pinky and Kiwi.   





Of course my boys are too old for these so I was excited to give them to my niece, Lucy who is one.  Oh my the second she saw these she came after them!  Her 3 year old sister, Emme wanted to check them out as well!  You can't tell from the picture above how excited they were.  They were being stinkers while I was trying to get pictures!  Imagine that!! 



Here are a few better ones, Lucy loved them.  She just kept holding them, shaking them to make them laugh and you can see from the picture below that she kept giving them "snuggles" -- too cute!!




 Emme loved the orange one named Fuzzy.  She is only 3 but lost one of her top teeth awhile back and since Fuzzy only has one tooth, we told her that is where the Toothfairy put her tooth.  She thought that was so neat and just kept carrying it around with her!


 Here is a short video I took so that you can hear how cute their giggles are!! Don't mind my husband at the very end, he was going crazy over the baseball game that was on tv!





Over all the girls loved their new Giggle Gang characters.  They were so excited when they left and were able to take them home with them!  

Again, theses are perfect for ages 6 months and up and retail for around $12.99 with the batteries (2 AA) included.  I think these are super cute and think they are totally worth that!  They are not only cute, but will promote sensory skills with their bright colors and patterns, fun sounds and textures.  They will also teach your baby about cause and effect, when your baby shakes or squeezes their new friends they let out the most adorable giggle.

To learn more about Fisher-Price products or to purchase your own Giggle Gang character, please visit:

WWW.Fisher-Price.COM


Now for our give-a-way -


I'm SO excited to tell you that 1 lucky reader is going to win their very own Fisher-Price Giggle Gang Character!


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Disclaimer: Fisher-Price provided me with a product sample to conduct this review and reader giveaway. However, my opinions on the product are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive sentiments towards the company/product in anyway!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Skinnygirl Face and Body product review...










I love Bethenny Frankel and was excited to learn that she recently launched the Skinnygirl Face and Body product line which consists of Lip Care, Face Solutions, Body Solutions and a Mommy Collection.

I was even more excited when I had the opportunity to review several of the Skinnygirl Mommy products! Bethenny knows that moms can always use a boost, during pregnancy and beyond.  So she created the Mommy products to keep stretched skin conditioned and pep up tired legs and feet with these momma must-haves that I am going to tell you all about.  Although I am not pregnant, this momma sure could use some pampering with 2 wild boys running around all day (did I mention today was the last day of school for both of them, oh yes I will be busy and need extra pampering!!!  



 The 1st product sent is the Skinnygirl Conditioning Belly Butter - This ultra-healing, conditioning belly butter moisturizes growing, stretching skin with natural extracts for skin that remains soft and subtle. The rich, thick formula feels calming and comforting on sensitive bellies as it helps to relieve tight, dry, itchy skin.  Key ingredients include Shea Butter, Sunflower Seed Oil, Beeswax, Cocoa Seed Oil, and Vitamin E.

I am in love with this creamy butter, it's so conditioning and smells wonderful.  I will be using this all summer to condition my skin after hanging out in the hot sun and swimming  pool!



The 2nd product is the Skinnygirl Soothing Body Oil - This oil will rejuvenate dry, stretching skin, pre- or post-pregnancy, with a combination of natural oils that restore skin's natural moisture for a beautifully hydrated feel. Even the driest skin is no match for this ultra-hydrating salve that reclaims your skin in an instant.  Key Ingredients include Sweet Almond Oil, Safflower Seed Oil, Coconut Oil and Olive Oil.

I also love this oil.  Not only does it smell so good but it glides on so easy.  It's great for a massage oil or to slather up your legs on a hot summer day.  Very conditioning!



The last 2 products I received are the Skinnygirl Cool Your Feet Spray and Energizing Leg Cream.  If you have tired swollen feet while pregnant or your feet and legs are tired from something else like work, chasing kids, or working out, then these are must try items!  

Cool your achingly tired feet by misting them with soothing essential ingredients such as cucumber, aloe and peppermint for a revitalizing burst of freshness. Feet feel instantly refreshed and pampered! Or go ahead and give your tired legs a lift with this revitalizing leg cream that energizes and hydrates. Refresh and relieve fatigued legs by moisturizing and stimulating the skin for a healthy, uplifted feeling. Extracts of soybean, mango seed, and coconut oil deliver legs the perfect pick-me-up that they crave after a long day.

I love keeping the Cool Your Feet Spray in the fridge and getting it out and misting on my feet in this hot weather we've been having.  Even my husband enjoys the cool mist spritzed on his feet!!  It has a very refreshing peppermint smell, perfect for men or women.



After trying the Skinnygirl products for the first time I can honestly say that I love each and every one of them.  I would definitely recommend them to any of you.  They are very affordable and I love that they are available at WalMart.com  -- you will also love to know that they are made right here in the USA and not tested on animals!



To view all of the products available from Skinnygirl Face and Body please visit:



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Disclaimer: Skinnygirl Face and Body provided me with several products to conduct a review. However, my opinions of the products are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive sentiments towards them in anyway!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

LuxeYard.com -- LUXURY FOR ALL Review and Give-a-way ends 06/06/2012...




I love a good deal.  Why pay full price when you don't have to?  With that being said I am so excited to introduce you to a new flash sale site -- LuxeYard.com.

Kelli McDonald, LuxeYard Creative Director recently contacted me about featuring LuxeYard.com to all of you. I hope you all had the chance to check out Kelli's Guest Post about Outdoor Entertaining Tips that was featured yesterday!  If you haven't checked it out click HERE to read her awesome tips!


LuxeYard sells high-end luxury furnishings and home accessories at up to 70% off the retail prices. In what is becoming a saturated sales market, LuxeYard aims to provide a couple new concepts like concierge buying and group sales. Members can request items by posting photos on one of their social media platforms, while pushing product prices down through growing group interest.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

LuxeYard.com - Outdoor Entertaining Tips by LuxeYard Creative Director, Kelli McDonald



Tips on Outdoor Entertaining by Kelli McDonald, Creative Director for LuxeYard
 

Summertime is upon us and that means inviting friends and family over for afternoons and evenings spent outdoors dining and relaxing. It’s one of my favorite times of year. I have fond memories of growing up in the South where the sound of the cicadas ushered in the long evenings ahead of us, serenading us while we sat outdoors with friends and family enjoying lazy suppers and each other’s company. June bugs would dance around us, and rather than irritate us, they seemed to mark the pinnacle of the season and fill us with wistfulness, knowing that another season was slowly marching along.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Check out the Catalogue App by TheFind.com!





A few weeks ago I introduced you all to the Catalogue App by TheFind.com with my review.  I hope some of you have had the chance to try it.  I am in love with this app.  I love shopping, browsing catalogs and just getting inspired from them.  Whether I am searching for a new outfit, home decorating ideas or the perfect gift for someone, I can find it all in one place with this app.

If you didn't see my last post I will tell you a little bit about it -- 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.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

AMF Summer Unplugged and Summer Pass Free Bowling Programs and Give-a-way ends 06/03/2012...





I can not believe that school is almost out for the summer.  In just 4 days Jace will be finishing his first year of Kindergarten and Grady will be finishing his first year of preschool.  The year has gone so fast, I just want to stop time and keep my boys little forever!  

Although, I am loving the ages they are right now.  They are very independent in some ways, but we know that at their ages they still need their mamma and daddy which Craig and I love!  

With school being out so soon I have a lot of summer activity planning to do.  They get so bored and I want to keep them entertained.  We plan on swimming a lot, going to the library, Jace is starting t-ball soon and I have signed them up for our local mini swim team. 



How will you keep your kids active and entertained this summer?   If your kids love bowling I have some exciting news for you...

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Places To Go Feature -- COSI -- Columbus, OH





Center of Science and Industry
Columbus, OH





We recently had the opportunity to visit COSI -- Columbus, Ohio's Dynamic Center of Science and Industry which is named America's #1 science center by Parents Magazine.


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Rubbermaid Clean & Dry Plunger Review and Give-a-way ends 05/30/2012...




I never thought the day would come that I would be excited to show you all a plunger... YES, I said a plunger!  As in the unfortunate bathroom accessory - and often times, much-needed tool that we all have hiding in our closet, garage or basement. 

Did you know that after just one use your plunger becomes the home to any number of the 3.2 million harmful bacteria, viruses and germs that once lived in each square inch of your toilet bowl -- can you say ewwww!  Not to mention, it's probably sitting in a puddle of liquid you hoped to never think about again!

Well now you can put your plunger anxiety to rest for good with the brand new Clean and Dry Plunger from Rubbermaid...

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Pre-Sale for the 2012-2013 Lilly Pulitzer Agenda from Lifeguard Press going on now...

 



CALLING ALL LILLY LOVERS...




If you are a Lilly Pulitzer fan then you will not want to miss the Lifeguard Press Lilly Pulitzer 2012-2013 Agenda Pre-Sale going on now!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

BOO - The World's Cutest Dog from GUND - Give-a-way ends 05/23/2012...



Mother's Day is just around the corner do you know what you are getting mom this year?  I'm sure you have thought of every traditional gift idea like flowers, perfume, or candles, but why not give her something a little different this year -- something that will warm her heart?






Why not give her a GUND BOO. If she is a dog lover then she will love BOO, the Internet sensation who is dubbed the "World's Cutest Dog". With over 4 million Facebook Fans and the star of his own book, calendar and YouTube videos, BOO is finally available in a plush for fans to love at home! 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Yandy.com Review and Give-a-way ends 05/21/2012...



I was recently introduced to Yandy.com -- Yandy.com sells things like Lingerie, Swimwear, Dresses, Clothing, Costumes, Shoes and so much more.  I had the opportunity to pick an item out for review and am excited to show you all what I chose!

After browsing through so many great items I finally decided on a fun pair of high heels!  I picked the Ella Glitter Pumps in Gold $35.95 (also available in Silver and Fuchsia).