Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter 2013...



Happy Easter! We've had a great weekend. Yesterday we started the morning off with a pancake breakfast and Easter egg hunt at my sister's lake with her family, as well as my brother's family.


 It was no ordinary pancake breakfast though. You had to "catch" your pancakes if you wanted to eat them. They literally flip them to you and you have to catch them on your plate. Watch the video of Jace and Grady catching them above. I wish I would have had my husband on video because the flipper went crazy and started flipping them as fast as he could and all over the place, really making Craig work for his food. It was hilarious. What a fun idea. You can learn more about Katie's Pancakes HERE --their motto is "We flip'em and you catch'em." (loved it so much I thought I would share their site, they have no idea I am doing this.)


We got our photo with the Easter bunny after breakfast and then it was time for the the egg hunt and Eggs, Paws and Claws at the zoo


It was so nice out and the perfect day, about 55 maybe even 60 degrees. We all had so much fun. The boys' were exhausted by the time we got home.

Today we went to my parent's house for lunch and the kids had so much fun opening their Easter bags from grandma and grandpa.

I will leave you with a picture of my husband and I. For some reason we don't get a picture together very often. I think it's because I am the one usually behind the camera, so here you go!


I hope you all had a great Easter weekend too! Stayed tuned for some fun reviews and give-a-ways coming up including our "Spring Couture" event that starts on April 22nd where we will be featuring men's, women's and children's fashion and beauty items! I am so excited for this event and can't wait to share awesome brands and products with you guys!!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

TakeLessons.com 20 Percent off Spring Sale...





Is your child musically inclined and ready to learn more? Have they ever thought about taking acting lessons? Or maybe your child needs some academic help because they are struggling in school. If any of this sounds familiar then you will be excited to learn more about TakeLessons.com.

TakeLessons connects students and families with private music teachers, acting instructors and academic tutors, just to name a few. With over 30 lesson types available including, guitar, singing, piano, drums, violin, dance, acting and academic tutoring,  TakeLessons connects you with the best instructors available throughout the US


Why choose TakeLessons?

  • TakeLessons has been in business since 2006 and they've worked with over 30,000 students nationwide. 
  • Safety and quality are their top priorities --every instructor completes an extensive interview, training, and an annual criminal background check.
  • TakeLessons offers In Home, and In Studio Lessons, as well as Online Lessons, which are a popular option for busy families --all you need is a computer with a webcam, a Skype account, and a good internet connection.
  • There are no long-term commitments with TakeLessons. Switch your schedule, teacher or instrument type at any time. 

  •  TakeLessons offers many lesson options with their most popular being Quarterly (Book 12 lessons, get 1 free). Other packages include month-to-month and FLEX (coordinate lesson times as you go along with your instuctor).
  • Teachers are available for all ages and all experience levels and there is a 100% money back guarantee! If for some reason you are not satisfied with your first lesson, TakeLessons will find you another teacher, or refund ALL of your original purchase price, including the first lesson!
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To learn more, and begin searching for a music instructor click HERE



SPRING SALE

As a special offer to all readers, TakeLessons is offering 20% off all lesson packages! This sale is good from Friday, March 29th through Monday, April 1st.

Use special code: SPRINGMUSIC 

Students can book online, or give TakeLessons a call at 855-334-1831 to talk through options and pricing with a Student Counselor.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Happy Easter --Eggland's Best Brunch Review and Give-a-way ends on 04/10/2013



Easter is this weekend, how will you be celebrating? A great way to celebrate and to get family together is by hosting a healthy brunch for your friends and family.  


Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month too? To celebrate Eggland's Best asked me to host my own "Eggland's Best Brunch" and I did just that! 

With the help of Eggland's Best we had a wonderful brunch and I felt confident serving eggs that not only tasted great, but also offered superior nutrition. Did you know that Eggland's Best eggs offer 10 times more vitamin E than ordinary eggs. Double the amount of omega-3's, twice the amount of vitamin D, 3 times more vitamin B12, 25% less saturated fat and 38% more lutein.

Eggland's Best sent me an Eggland's Best gift pack to help me get started planning my brunch. 


Included in the gift pack were the following products (Lucky for you, you will have the chance to win the same exact gift pack!!)...

1- Coupon for one free dozen of Eggland's Best Eggs
1- Ceramic mixing bowl
1- Egg-shaped wooden cutting board  
1- Wisk
1- Bowl scraper
1- Ceramic Mug
1- Eco Bag  
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-- The Jackson Five Family's "Eggland's Best Brunch" --


I'm egg-cited to share my brunch with you guys! :-) I invited my parent's and my grandma over for brunch last Sunday. Little did they know, but they had to help. Okay who are we kidding my grandma is the BEST breakfast cook around and she was more than glad to help. My mom was a huge help too


We had made to order eggs --I love mine over easy...mmm nothing better than a dippin' egg! My husband only eats the whites and the boys', well they like flat eggs. That's an egg made in the bottom of a frying pan and flipped once, don't even think about scrambling them!


My mom made pancakes and grandma also made bacon and sausage. 


We had fresh strawberries and bananas, cucumber/lemon water, orange juice and milk too!


It was so good and we had fun just getting together around the table for breakfast, no I mean lunch... okay okay brunch!  



If you are looking for some egg-cellant brunch recipes you can find them on the Eggland's Best website

Become an Eggland's Best Facebook Fan and you can download the Eggland's Best e-cookbook for free right now! (a $9.99 value!! Only available until April 15th.)


- Give-a-way - 

Eggland's Best is giving one lucky reader the same "Eggland's Best gift pack" just like I received above!!

- Enter Below -  

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Disclaimer:  The Eggland’s Best coupon, information, and two gift packs have been provided by Eggland’s Best. All opinions are my own and my differ from yours!

 

Win 1 of 10 Children's/Teen's Bedding Sets that are up for grabs...



It almost feels like spring and I couldn't be more excited about that! Season change always brings new excitement and spring is one of my faves. When it starts getting warmer outside I love to start adding new decor to our home. After the holidays are over winter seems to drag out and just make you feel blah sometimes. By changing up the inside of our home and adding fresh new items it can really change the mood and make me feel happier having new "pretties" around!


That's why I am so excited to show you the this Turquoise and Gray Chevron Zig Zag 3pc Full/Queen set by Sweet JoJo Designs that I just received from Beyond Bedding!


I really love the chevron design with the bright turquoise border. I added my own fun pillows to the comforter and shams and think it really adds a modern, brightness to the room! Now all I need is some paint and an iron to get the wrinkles out (sorry should have done that before I showed it to you!) and the room will be all set.

 I am in love with this new comforter set! You can find this set and an extensive selection of luxurious designer bedding all at Beyond-Bedding.com.

  All of their collections are carefully chosen so that they can offer you gorgeous unique, high-quality bedding at prices you can afford! Beyond Bedding guarantees superior service and customer satisfaction so that you can feel confident when making a purchase.


If you love the Chevron Zig Zag pattern above then you will also love that it is available in a 9 Piece Crib Set which can be found in their baby bedding section. This would be adorable in a nursery and comes in Gray and Yellow, Turquoise and Yellow and Gray and Black --love it!


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Whether you are looking to update your kids bedroom this spring, are expecting a new baby and need a modern crib bedding set or just want to get some fresh ideas for an upcoming bedroom makeover Beyond Bedding can help...

They offer everything from Crib Bedding to Teen Bedding sets and everything in between to help you with all of your bedding needs.

To view all of their products, please visit:

WWW.Beyond-Bedding.COM  

- GIVE-A-WAY - 
 
I am so excited to tell you that starting March 28th thru April 17th Beyond Bedding will be running a contest and there will be 10 bedding sets from their childrens and teens line up for grabs!! Make sure you get your entries in!



Disclaimer: Beyond Bedding sent The Jackson Five Family a complimentary product sample to conduct this reader review. All opinions are honest and our own! 
 

Sunday, March 24, 2013

POND'S 30-Day Luminous Photo Challenge Sweepstakes...#LuminousEffect





Smartphones are turning every moment into a candid photo opportunity, which means a glowing complexion is more important than ever. That's why POND'S, the iconic beauty brand known for giving women beautiful skin, is partnering with supermodel Molly Sims to help women look luminous every day. Molly Sims is a fashion model, actress and a new mother so she knows a thing or two about looking radiant --even when there is no red carpet event or runway in site. 


With POND'S Luminous line of products and Molly's tips on looking luminous you can look and feel your best... Check out her tips below!


1. Picture Perfect: Molly's secret to feeling and looking camera ready starts with radiant skin. She rely's on POND'S Luminous Moisture Day Lotion with SPF 15 to brighten dull skin. The new moisturizer is enriched with illuminating minerals and contains SPF15 that protects against skin-damaging rays.

 2. Nighttime Ritual: Molly never goes to bed without washing her face! As a busy mom, she goes for time savers wherever possible. She likes a cleanser that both cleanses and removes makeup in one step. POND'S Luminous Clean Wet Cleansing Towelettes gently draw out trapped impurities and makeup to brighten dull skin.

3. Feed the Glow: Molly starts the day off with a green juice to kick start her morning. It keeps her energized and does wonders for her complexion. 

4. Feel the Burn: Early morning exercise puts color on her cheeks and improves her whole body circulation. A great workout also helps to enhance her skin color and complexion.

5. Buff Your Way to Beautiful: For great circulation and even skin tone, Molly recommends exfoliating your face, body and even your lips. It can leave you looking good and feeling radiant in no time!

7. Find Your Center: Taming stress is important to help you look your luminous best. Molly uses regular breathing exercise to help keep her calm and centered.

8. Lights, Camera: Every woman can look luminous from within --but great lighting can help too. One trick Molly's learned before snapping a photo is to step away from overhead lights to avoid shadows on the face.

9. Glowing Touch: A highlighter is one of her favorite beauty tricks to instantly look healthier and younger. Molly applies it anywhere that needs a little radiance: under her eyes to minimize dark circles and on the brow bone to draw attention to her eyes.

10. Lighten Up: When posing for pictures, she makes it a point to smile big! Your face will light up and you will instantly look and feel luminous.

 



I had the opportunity to review the POND'S Luminous line and absolutely love the products! POND'S Luminous products keep skin looking bright and luminous all day. The line includes the Luminous Clean Wet Cleansing Towelettes, Luminous Clean Cream Cleanser, Luminous Clean Daily Exfoliating Cleanser and their newest addition the Luminous Moisture Day Lotion with SPF 15.

I love that the products smell amazing! When I first opened the package in the mail I could immediately smell them. I have been using all of them for a little over and week now and they really do make my skin look look and feel more luminous! My favorite are the towelettes! I can grab one before bed to take off all of my makeup and remove my eye products etc... With having two little boys I don't have a lot of time and these are so convenient! 

The other night I brought my new exfoliating cleanser to the bathtub washed my face and then enjoyed the rest of my bubble bath with a great magazine. Just a quick little get-a-way from my boys' makes me feel better and more luminous! 

What makes you feel luminous?


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- POND'S 30 Day Luminous Photo Challenge -

This month, Molly joins POND'S to help women experience the "luminous effect" that comes with having great skin. Together, they are launching the "POND'S" 30-Day Luminous Photo Challenge," a 30-day photo sweepstakes featuring daily challenges to inspire women to share photos of their happiest, most radiant moments. 30 prizes will be be awarded so women can live life more luminously. 

From March 4th through April 2nd, you can upload your picture to the POND'S Facebook page or share via Twitter or Instagram by using the hashtag #LuminousEffect.  

Enter today and you could win a $500 Wal-Mart Gift Card, the New POND'S Luminous Moisture SPF 15 and the entire line of POND'S Luminous Clean Cleansers!  


To find out more info about the POND'S 30-day Luminous Photo Challenge and to enter the sweepstakes Click HERE!!

WWW.PONDS.COM 


(POND'S Luminous line of products can be found at mass retailers, select drugstores and supermarkets nationwide for a suggest retail price of $4.99 - $5.79.)


Disclaimer: I participated in this campaign for One2One Network. By posting, I am eligible for incentive. I received complimentary product to facilitate this review, but all opinions stated our my own!



Saturday, March 23, 2013

Hide'em and Hatch'em Eggs Review and Give-a-way ends on 04/31/2013...

Here comes Peter Cotton Tail Hoppin' down the bunny trail hippity hoppity Easter's on it's way.... Okay you get it Easter is just around the corner. Do you have the kids Easter baskets ready yet? Or do you have your own little egg hunt around the house? Well we have a fun product that you will definitely want to include this year. It's a product called Hide'em and Hatch'em Eggs.



Hide'em and Hatch'em Eggs are the latest craze this Easter. They are a set of 3 hideable eggs that turn into a cute bunny, chick or duck when soaked in water overnight. The idea is that you can hide these fun eggs and let your kids find them. The fun doesn't end there though. Instead these fun eggs will keep your kids entertained for hours after the hunt is over. After your kids find them they then put them in water and watch the eggs start to crack until they finally hatch, revealing 3 new little friends for your kids to play with.


It's not quite Easter yet, but my kids couldn't wait to have some fun with their new Hide'em and Hatch'em Eggs. We first had a little egg hunt. I hid the eggs and the boys searched until they found them, then the boys took turns hiding them from each other.


Then the real fun began. It was time to submerge our eggs into water and continue to keep an eye on them seeing which egg would crack first. 


The boys kept checking on them and couldn't wait to see what was inside each. After having the eggs submerged over night they finally started to crack and the boys were so excited! 


With a tiny bit of help from me (when the boys weren't looking of course) it was finally time to see what each one had hidden inside. The boys were so happy to find a chick, a bunny and a duck inside them. They had so much fun with these eggs and now have a few little toys to play with. 


It was fun to watch them be so excited over these and to have enough patience to let them crack on their own! They didn't know if the animals inside were going to be real or fake which was fun to hear them talk about!


The boys had so much fun with these and said they would definitely recommend them to their friends :-)

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If you are looking to add some variety to a child's Easter basket this year then the Hide'em and Hatch'em Eggs are the perfect item without adding more candy!

You can purchase the Hide'em and Hatch'em Eggs at Amazon by clicking HERE!

and 

"Liking" their Facebook Page Here! 

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- GIVE-A-WAY - 

One lucky reader is going to win their very own set of the 3 Hide'em and Hatch'em Eggs!




Disclaimer: The Jackson Five Family Blog received a complimentary product sample of the Hide'em and Hatch'em Eggs to conduct this reader review and give-a-way! All opinions our honest and our own. Our opinions may vary from yours!