Friday, May 31, 2013

Give dad a gift he will use and love this Father's Day --Ryobi RYi2200 Quiet Series Digital Generator & Give-a-way...


We are just a few weeks away from Father's Day, do you know what you are getting your dad or husband this year? We want to make his life a little easier so we are excited to introduce you to Ryobi Power Tools.

Ryobi is one of the World's largest and most innovative power tool manufactures. Ryobi Power Tools specialize in making pro-featured power tools with a truly affordable pricetag. Not only are they powerful tools at an amazing price, but you will love that all of their products are backed by a 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee and a 3-Year Limited Warranty. 

Ryobi products are sold exclusively at The Home Depot where the values are unbeatable and the staff is knowledgeable and friendly.


RYOBI RYi2200 Quiet Series Digital Inverter Generator


All men love power tools --simply stated! They love things that have serious power to make their lives and jobs easier. So if you need an idea for dad this year then you must check out all of the products that Ryobi offers.


My husband was excited when I told him that Ryobi was offering him the opportunity to try out their RYi2200 Quiet Series Digital Generator. When we built our house a few years ago our unfinished basement flooded within months of moving in and he's been wanting a generator ever since to run our sump pump just in case the power goes out, but that is not the only thing we can use it for.

  Over the Memorial Day weekend we went camping or "glamping" as I like to call it. That would be 'Glamorous.Camping' (shhhhh don't tell him I call it that!!) We both agree though that there is no reason you can't make camping more glamorous (well not in his exact words). 

Seriously though with all of the technology available these days camping can be more enjoyable, less work and a little modernized if you know what I mean and that's where the RYi2200 Generator comes in.

With no power source nearby we needed a way to power up our cooler to keep our drinks cold, the kids popcicles frozen and our food from spoiling. So Craig got the generator all ready and we put it to good use. 

The generator worked great. It was easy to setup, easy to start with it's 3 step process and we loved that it ran so quietly.

The RYi2200 was great for camping. It would also be great for tailgating, powering up tools on the jobsite, and is perfect for even the most sensitive appliances. If you need extra power, simply put two of the RYi2200 generators together and you get double the power!

We loved how portable and compact it was making it easy to take and use anywhere. Whether we need it for an emergency or for some fun this generator will definitely get lots of use!


If dad loves keeping the yard looking great the Ryobi 48 Volt Self Propelled Mower is a great gift option.

If dad is a 'Mr. Fixit' then he will appreciate the Ryobi 18 Volt One+ Drill Kit that will make all of his DIY projects around the house easier.

Another great gift option is the powerful Ryobi 3100 P SI / 2.5 GPM Gas Pressure Washer. Dad will love getting his patio into tip top shape this summer with this bad boy!

Dad will love receiving any of the Ryobi Tools for Father's Day this year! He will love you for making his job easier which will allow him to spend more time with the family!



Get excited because one lucky reader will win the Ryobi RYi2200 Starting Watt Digital Inverter Generator as featured above valued at $599!!


Disclaimer: The Jackson Five Family Blog received a complimentary product sample from RYOBI to conduct this reader review and giveaway. However all opinions are honest and our own! 

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Get your floors clean with the new Black & Decker SmartSelect Steam Mop with Handle Command Technology & a give-a-way!!

Do you struggle keeping the house clean? I do!

 Cleaning floors is a tough job --School is out, we are busy and keeping our tile floors looking good is a challenge for this stay-at-home-mom! 50% of our main floor is tile and with it being warm out and baseball season at its prime you can imagine how many times the boys run in and out and how dirty our floors get. 

 Today I'm excited to share the new Black and Decker SmartSelect Steam Mop with Handle Command features. 

This isn't your ordinary mop and bucket. This new mop features innovative technology to make your life easier. Cleaning isn't fun, but thanks to Black and Decker we can definitely make it easier on ourselves!

Key Features:

  • Handle Command - Digital Smart Select™ Steam Indicator. Releases the right amount of steam for the job you are doing (Wood/Tile/Stone)

  • Kills 99.9% of germs using only water --No chemicals required 

  • Large, easy fill water tank, holds enough water for 22 minutes of uninterrupted cleaning

  • Upright shut off

  • Easy-glide technology

  • Exclusive removable triangular Steam pad

  • Hands-free pad removal

  • Ready-to-go tank illumination

  • Burst of Steam Button in Handle for up to 50% more steam for tough jobs

  • Convenient storage

  • Swivel steering

  - REVIEW -

Like I mentioned above, I love having a clean house and clean floors although it's not always easy with two boys, a husband and a dog running in and out in the midst of baseball season. 

So when Black and Decker offered me the opportunity to try their new SmartSelect Steam Mop I jumped at the chance. Anything that is going to make my life easier keeping things clean I am definitely going to give it a try.

Assembly was easy and I was able to use it within minutes of it being put together. It was easy to use and got my floors super clean!

 Here are some of the things that I love about this new mop...

1. It comes with several cleaning pads. I have a huge area of tile in my house and I love that if one gets dirty, I can quickly put a new one on. 

2. You can use the huge pad on the bottom to clean or you can detach the triangular steam pad to get into tight corners which I absolutely love!

3. The command handle makes it easy to choose which setting you need. Whether you are cleaning stone and marble, wood floors or tile like we have, you can easily choose the setting and it provides the right amount of steam for the job you are doing. I also love that if you need more steam for a really tough job you can use the 'burst of steam' button.

4. My favorite part is that you simply need water to clean your floors and it kills 99.9% of germs. That's right there is no cleaning solution or chemical needed which makes it safe to use around kids and pets!

If you are looking for a new kind of mop, one that is easy to use, but provides a deep clean with only the use of water then I would highly recommend you checking out Black and Decker's SmartSelect Steam Mop! I promise you won't be disappointed!!


To learn more about Black and Decker's SmartSelect Steam Mop and all of the products they have available, please visit:



I'm so excited because one lucky reader will win the Black and Decker SmartSelect Steam Mop as featured above!!


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

Monday, May 27, 2013

Spring Couture with York Design Company and a fun Summer Quatrafoil Bracelet give-a-way...

Ahhh, I'm so excited to introduce you all to the York Design Company by Laura DiLibero --a needlepoint accessories company specializing in colorful, custom and personalized cuff design bracelets.

Laura created York Designs in order to offer classic and preppy needlepoint accessories with a twist of sparkle and shine. There are many premade designs to choose from and Laura is happy to work with you on a custom design as well.

York Designs recently sent me this adorable green and white chevron monogrammed cuff bracelet that features my initials in hot pink...

It is so cute and such a fun piece to wear! I absolutely love it. The chevron design is perfect for summer and it looks great worn alone or layered with other arm candy.


Perfect for spring are these fun designs...

I love the above designs and all that York Design offers! Whether you are looking for a fun monogrammed cuff, one to show off your sorority or just a fun bracelet to wear on vacation you will find it at the York Design Company. Laura would also be happy to customize a needlepoint cuff  just for you!

To view all of the needlepoint cuff designs or to contact Laura for a custom piece, please visit:

One lucky reader will win the Summer Quatrafoil Cuff Bracelet shown above!!


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

Friday, May 24, 2013

Introducing the Franklin Sports MLB Junior Deluxe Multi-Sport Return Trainer and a 20% off Coupon!!



Well it's officially summer break at our house as the boys both finished their last day of school yesterday! So what does that mean for this SAHM? Well I am going to have to find activities to keep them active and busy or I just might go CrAzY! 

One activity that they both love and will keep them busy for awhile this summer is baseball. Jace is in his first year of league baseball and Grady just started t-ball. They love practicing in the yard with daddy, however they drive him crazy and fight over who's going to play catch with him first. He takes turns, but he is only a one man show. He gets off work and the first thing they do is beg him to play, fight over who's going first and it's hard to get anything else done...until now that is.

I am so excited to introduce you all to a pitchback. You know I've seen these nets in yards before, but the unsporty mom that I am always thought they were soccer nets -- I had no clue about one of these.

Franklin Sports recently sent us the MLB Junior Deluxe Multi-Sport Return Trainer (aka a pitchback) and it is the coolest product ever!

With the MLB Junior Deluxe Multi-Sport Return Trainer your little leaguer can practice any sport when you can't be there. With Franklin Sports patented adjustable hinges and locking pins it allows for multiple return angles so your ball player can be prepared for grounders, line drives and fly balls. A strike zone can be added to the net to ensure better accuracy when they are practicing.

You will love that this all-weather 30 ply plastic net with bungee attachments and tubular steel construction is very durable and will survive any environment. It features "Easy Click" assembly buttons to ensure easy adjusting, assembly and storage.


If you aren't familiar with a pitchback let me explain it a little better-- It's a big net that you throw a ball at and it basically bounces right back to you. So instead of throwing a ball to another player and them throwing it back you are basically practicing alone. The net on this one is adjustable to different angles so that one way the balls bounce back as pop flys, another angle provides line drives and the third provides ground balls. It is so much fun and really instrumental in teaching your child to catch balls and play an outfield position however they come their way!

We have all had so much fun using the pitchback. The boys have used this almost every night for the last week that we've had it. It keeps them occupied and has really helped them practice catching the ball. 

It's great for baseball and softball use, but is also really fun with a football or soccerball. We highly recommend the Franklin Sports MLB Junior Deluxe Multi-Sport Return Trainer  therefore we are offing you all a discount code of 20% off to purchase your own!

20% Off Coupon

Simply use coupon code JACKSON at checkout to take advantage of this special offer! (20% off coupon valid through June 30th, 2013!)

Disclaimer: The Jackson Five Family Blog received a complimentary product sample to conduct this reader review and giveaway. However all opinons are honest and our own!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

You get what you give...So Give Good.


Have you ever just wished for something you didn't have? I do it a lot, but am constantly reminded of how good I have it. There is always someone, somewhere that is less fortunate than me and it really puts you in your place just thinking about it.

As we continue to pray for the people of Oklahoma this week it is a prime example of how lucky we are. I can't imagine a devastating tornado wiping out my whole town, wiping out schools filled with teachers and children in them and just the thought of not knowing where my children are makes me feel sick. 

If you read the news you know that there are tragic events that happen daily and it's hard to see the good. People like to focus and bring attention to the negative. 

Today I am excited to share my good fortune with you. There IS good in this world and sometimes it shows up when you are least expecting it. This week my blog was visited by the Fairy Hobmother. Yes, you read that right I said the Fairy Hobmother! 

The Fairy Hobmother is well known around the blogosphere--popping in on blogs and readers who comment on them and spreading a little magic through gift cards and other unexpected gifts like appliances! This week I received a gift card and it really made my day!

The Fairy Hobmother loves to give and you just never know when the fairy will notice you and pay you a visit! (if you leave a comment make sure to leave your e-mail address incase the Fairy Hobmother decides to contact you!)

It is comforting knowing there is still good in this world, there are good people out there -- It's about love, It's about compassion. It's about Happiness and Faith. It has nothing to do with luck. You get what you give good.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Spring Couture with Very Jane --Daily Boutique Deals at up to 75% off...

I love fashion and I love a great deal and that is why I love which offers Daily Boutique Deals at up to 75% off and the best part is that the deals are delivered right to your inbox, every day!

Very Jane offers things like boutique jewelry, women's clothing, shoes, baby attire, home decor and so much more!


Very Jane recently sent me this Delicate Shear Peach Top with Lace Collar and I am in love with it! 

It was offered on Very Jane a couple of weeks ago and it just shows you what kind of item's they offer. This top is so pretty and unique, definitely something you would see in a high end boutique for a lot of money. If you can believe it this top was less than $25! 

I adore this shirt and the service from Very Jane! I think you will love the prices and all of fun item's they offer...

 These Darling Pinwheel Hair Bows are featured on the site for only $1.95!

 This pretty Gold Love Rhinestone Curb Bracelet is only $4.95!

And these pretty Three Layer Bubble Necklace's are only $9.95!

- Love - Love - Love -

You can view all of the Very Jane item's by visiting:


Disclaimer: The Jackson Five Family Blog received a complimentary product sample to conduct this reader review and giveaway. However all opinions are honest and our own!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Spring Couture with Jamberry Nails...

Waiting for nails to dry is so overrated! As a busy mom I just don't have the time to paint my nails and wait for them to dry. I always end up smearing them and it's really not a pretty site. That's why I am so excited about Jamberry Nails.

I'm sure many of you are familiar with them, but if you are not let me tell you about them. Jamberry Nails are the DIY apply-at-home nail wraps made from an innovative material that doesn't chip, doesn't have to dry and best of all doesn't require an expensive trip to the salon. They are made right here in the USA and come in over 200 fun designs for all ages and tastes.

I recently had the opportunity to try Jamberry Nails firsthand and absolutely love them! 

Chevron is so fun this season and I loved wearing this Black and White Chevron design on my toes! 

My teenage cousin came to stay with us for the weekend and once she saw I had Jamberry Nails she had to try them too. She put the Gold Tip on Mint Green design on her fingernails and they looked adorable!

We had fun browsing the Jamberry Nails site and picking out our top 5 favorites for spring...

1. Fall Southwestern Diamond
2.  Gray and White Polka Dot
3. Candy Scallop
4. Vintage Chic
5. Summer Chevron

Whether you're looking for the perfect nail to wear to your son's baseball game

a nail to show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness

or just a fun nail to wear during summer vacation, I think you will find the perfect design at Jamberry Nails!


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