Monday, April 29, 2013

A Perfect Mother's Day Gift from

Mother's Day is almost here and we have a great gift idea to share with you from Get Uncommon.

Your refrigerator and bulletin boards are probably like mine, overflowing with your children's finger-paintings, scribbles and colorful art drawings. Well now you can take your favorite piece of artwork, snap a picture of it and upload it to to create a personalized one-of-a kind iPhone, iPod or iPad Case!

My boys' drew the above picture for me and I couldn't wait to turn it into an iPhone case. I got busy and uploaded the picture to their site. After doing it I actually had to resize it to fit the case and had to have Grady move his name below Jace's for it to fit correctly, but it was a minor change to make it work. I then used an editing site to change the colors a little and added "Happy Mother's Day" to it to make it extra special and this is the picture we ended up with...

It says Jace and Grady loves mom --Happy Mother's Day! The case came and I am in love with it. 

It's a unique gift that I will cherish for a long time. I love that no one else in the world will have the same case as I do and the boys couldn't be prouder to have their artwork displayed on the back of mommy's phone!

Watch this short video tribute of how easily it is to transform your children's artwork into a personalized iPhone case!

What a fun, unique gift this would be this year. To transform your children's artwork into a Personalized iPhone, iPod or iPad Case please visit:


One lucky reader will win a $50 gift certificate to!


Spring Couture with Kohl's & a $25 GC Give-a-way...

One of my favorite stores to shop for the entire family is Kohl's.
Kohl's offers incredible prices, the latest fashions and the hottest designer's on the market like LC Lauren Conrad, Rock and Republic, Mark Anthony, Tony Hawk and many more.

Today I am so excited to show you some of our favorite spring fashions from Kohl's!

  - "What We Wore Kohl's Style" -

My guys' loved their new outfit's --Comfortable, cool and lookin' good!

Jace loved the Tony Hawk Tie Shirt and has worn it many ways. He was rockin' it out with the Lee Dungarees Slim-Fit Belted Jeans. He is so skinny and these fit so well. It's hard finding jeans that aren't too big for him. I will definitely be buying more and love that they are available in 4 colors.

 My niece had her senior prom this weekend and little did we know that we matched. In love with the LC Lauren Conrad Lace Top that I'm wearing in the picture. It's available in 4 pretty colors and is perfect for spring! Casscade (shown), Deep Coral, Primer Gray and Turtledove.


Jace was loving these red Lee Solid Cargo Shorts. They come in two colors red and bronze and will be a staple in his wardrobe this summer. I love that they have adjustable tabs and will pretty much go with everything.

Last, but not least two of my favorite guys together. Grady and daddy, so sweet!


 If you are looking for the latest spring fashions for your family at affordable prices then hop on over to your nearest Kohl's store or visit the Kohl's website:


Kohl's if offering $10 Kohl's Cash for every $50 Spent now through May 1st, what are you waiting for go get your spring shopping on! :-)




Disclaimer: The Jackson  Five Family Blog received a complimentary product sample from Kohl's to facilitate this review and reader giveaway. All opinions are our own! 

Friday, April 26, 2013

Happy Mother's Day with Shutterfly --Win a canvas print in the size of your choice!!

I am a little obsessed with canvas prints. You can find them throughout our house and I seriously love looking at them. Turning a photo into a cherished memory is so easy and makes such a great gift.

If you still need a gift for mom or your kids have asked you what you would like this year, you should think about a canvas print.

Shutteryfly makes ordering a canvas print easy. It's as easy as uploading a photo from your computer and choosing the size you would like. I recently took some photo's of the boys and ordered a huge canvas print for their room.

I have been looking for something to put on the wall behind their beds and thought why not put a picture of them. I took two head shots of the boys, turned them into two different shades of black and white and collaged them together (shown above)

I uploaded it to Shutterfly and placed my order. Within a few short days the print was on my doorstep! The canvas print turned out way better than I expected and now I have these two handsome boys to look at on their wall everday! What more could a mom ask for on Mother's Day -- love, love, love my boys'!!


Shutterfly offers many great photo gift ideas...

 If mom loves coffee or taking her morning smoothie on the go Shutterfly offers fun, personalized travel mugs that she's sure to love!

If she has an iPhone a great idea is a new case with a picture of her lovies on it. She'll love looking at it and feeling like her kids are with hereverywhere she goes!

Whether you choose a fun deck of photo cards, a personalized charm bracelet or my favorite, the canvas print, mom will love her gift from Shutterfly and have a cherished memory forever!

You can view all of the Shutterfly Mother's Day gift idea's by visiting:



One lucky reader is going to win a canvas print in the size of their choice from! Yes, if you win you can order a huge 24 X 36 canvas just like I did. The bigger the better, seriously love it!!


Disclaimer: Shutterfly sent the Jackson Five Family Blog a complimentary product sample to conduct this review and reader giveaway. All opinions are our own and no compensation was received.

5 Must Have Items for Adventurous Travelers...

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5 Must have items for adventurous travelers...

If you are a lover of adventure and make sure you go on travelling adventures regularly then you will know that there are a few items that you would never leave home without. These are the things that you are guaranteed to use at some stage during your travel adventure and ones that always come in handy, no matter where you are. Here are 5 must-have items for adventurous travellers.

Wind-up torch

The wind-up torch is one of the handiest things to have wherever you go in the world, or wherever your adventure takes you. Being in a dark place and suddenly having the batteries on your torch run out could mean a fate worse than death, depending on where you are and what you are doing. With normal torches you have to remember to take spare batteries with you but with a wind-up rechargeable torch all you need is a little bit of energy to wind it back up.

Travel Insurance

Making sure that you have travel insurance is a must when on a travelling adventure. We might plan everything down to the last letter and be the most organised person in the world, but we still need to be ready for the unexpected. Having travel insurance means that you are covered for loss of baggage, accidents, or any other unexpected situation that might arise while you are off exploring the world.


If you are the adventurous type and like to go off the beaten track, having a GPS is a valuable tool for always being able to find your way home. Thankfully these days most smart phones have a built in GPS, so you can utilise that as a means to get out of a sticky situation or work out where exactly you are in relation to your surroundings. Vistaprint iphone 5 cases come in a range of different styles for your phone.

First Aid Kit

Having your own first aid kit can make life a lot easier if you are in a foreign country where you don’t speak the language fluently. Even finding a bandaid could prove tricky if you are unable to ask where to purchase one from. A headache could really cast a shadow over your day and this experience could be easily saved simply by preparing yourself with a small first aid kit as you head off on your adventure.

A good bag

Having a good bag that is ergonomic and suited to your shape and size is a must for a travel adventure. When planning your trip work out exactly how much of your stuff you would like to take with you and find a bag that fits it all in. Choosing a bag that is fairly lightweight is a good idea if you are planning to do some walking, as you don’t want to be carrying more than you need to as you journey off on your adventure. Save your back by getting a good quality bag.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Spring Couture with Keds...

I remember in junior high having a pair of white Keds, they were my favorite shoes and I hated getting them dirty! I haven't had a pair in many, many years and was so excited when I recently saw that they have a huge selection of fun, modern styles to choose from.


After browsing the Keds website I fell in love with the Taylor Swift collection. I think Taylor is adorable and think it's so neat that she has teamed up with Keds to create some fun styles!

Keds let me choose a pair for review and I had to get 'Taylor Swift's Champion Paw Dot'.  

They are available in Paw Dot Navy and Paw Dot Teal (shown) and feature polka dots and paw prints all over them. 

I love our four legged friend and thought the paw dot design was cute, not to mention the fun teal color which is perfect for spring!

I love my new Keds. Not only are they adorable and perfect for spring, but they are super comfy too!


Here are a few more of my favorite Keds style's for spring...

 You can view all of the Keds spring styles by visiting:

"Like" Keds on Facebook HERE


Follow on Twitter @Keds

Disclaimer: Keds sent the Jackson Five Family Blog a complimentary product sample to conduct this reader review. No compensation was received and all opinions are our own! 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Spring Couture with Pura Vida Bracelets & a Give-a-way!!

I love 'arm candy' and recently came across Pura Vida Bracelets and fell in love with them

Not only did I fall in love with the bracelets, but I fell in love with the story behind them as well...

Pura Vida (pu·ra vi·da) meaning pure life in Spanish) all started when two college friends, Griffin and Paul visited Costa Rica to celebrate their graduation. While there they crossed paths with two men, Jorge and Joaquin who were peddling bracelets on the street. The colorful bracelets were handmade in a simple way and seemed to capture the essence of their journey.  

When they first met Jorge and Joaquin they were living in a single room with 3 beds shared by several other family members. Seeing this, Paul and Griffin asked them if they would be willing to make 400 bracelets to take back to the states with them. Jorge was delighted to make such a sell, and the guys were thrilled to help them out, but to every ones good fortune the bracelets were a huge hit and quickly sold out, people were begging for more. Soon after returning to the states their friendship blossomed into a full-fledged business relationship.

(my pretty momma modeling the bracelets, she loves them too!)

 They realized these simple string bracelets were more than just an everyday bracelet, they were a movement! Jorge went from selling 2-5 bracelets a week to now over 20,000 a week!! It provided them with a home of their own to live comfortably in and provided 30 of their friends work as well.

  Pura Vida is more than just a saying, it's a lifestyle representing the simple things --every bracelet purchased today helps provide full time jobs for local artisans in Costa Rica.

The bracelets are now being sold in 2,500+ surf shops, boutiques, college book stores, and a few large chain stores around the world. There are so many styles to choose from, each one being unique --it will be hard to find one just alike.

To learn more about Pura Vida and to view all of the bracelets available please visit:



One lucky reader will win the Pura Vida Bracelet of their choice!


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Spring Couture with Tommy Hilfiger Kids...

Tommy Hilfiger is an American Classic. The apparel is preppy, yet practical and an all around family favorite. 

I love the brand because of the classic style it offers and the exceptional quality.

Grady has been sporting the Tommy Hilfiger Kids Douglas Boat shoe --the perfect shoe for little boys this spring.

The Douglas Boat shoe is a handsome classic. They will give your little one that 'just-like-dad' style and can be worn with just about everything


They are available in three colors --Brown, Dark Brown and Blue and come in youth and toddler sizes.

You can purchase the Tommy Hilfiger Douglas Boat shoes here and view all of the Tommy Hilfiger Spring styles by visiting:


"Like" Tommy Hilfiger on Facebook HERE


Follow on Twitter @TommyHilfiger

Disclaimer: The Jackson Five Family Blog received a complimentary product sample to host this reader review. All opinions our own. No compensation was received.