Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Back-to-school with The Pink Monogram --Enter to win an Expandable Baseball Bat Backpack, boys and coaches love it!

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

We are so excited to be featuring The Pink Monogram once again! They have everything you need to send your kids back-to-school in style. 

Whether you're looking for a monogrammed backpack, lunch box, or pencil case for your grade school student or a tablet case, laundry bag or duffel bag for your college student, you'll find everything you need at The Pink Monogram.


My boys' love sports and were so excited when their Personalized Augusta Expandable Baseball Bat Backpack arrived from The Pink Monogram. It's the perfect bag for boys of all ages who love baseball and even great for coaches who need to carry their gear too. 

I love that it can be personalized with a name or team name of your choice.

It is such a great bag. It has a place on each side to hold two bats and offers elastic drawcords with cordlocks to hold them in place.

It has several zippered pockets with ventilation holes and even unzips across the bottom allowing the bag to expand and offer another zippered pouch. Another great feature is that it has metal fence hooks so that when you are at a game or practice you can hang it right on the fence so you know where every thing's at and it won't get as dirty in the dugout.

We give this bag a big thumbs up and we are excited to tell you that one lucky reader will win one too!


Check out The Pink Monogram for all of  your monogrammed Back-To-School essentials by visiting:


 - GIVE-A-WAY - 

One lucky reader will win the Augusta Expandable Baseball Bat Backpack with monogramming of their choice!


Monday, July 29, 2013

Update your kids bedroom or dorm room with bedding and accessories from Beyond-Bedding.com & a give-a-way...

The first day of school is right around the corner. One of the most important things when school starts is for your kids to get back on a schedule and get a good nights sleep. So why not give them a room that they love with some great bedding and accessories from Beyond-Bedding who offers luxury bedding at comfortable prices.

I love this Grey and White Diamond Bedding set from Sweet JoJo Designs offered at Beyond-Bedding. The modern design is perfect for children's bedrooms or your student going away to college who wants to update their dorm room. 


We have this bedding in our spare bedroom and recently added matching curtains and a matching shower curtain in our spare bathroom. Now if I could just find the time to get some paint on the walls we might be headed in the right direction!

 Beyond-Bedding offers everything you need to update your kids bedroom or dorm room as they head back-to-school this year. 

Whether you're looking for Chevron Baby Bedding, a modern comforter set for teens or the perfect accessory to finish off the room I really think you will find it at Beyond-Bedding.com. I love that their items are affordable and shipping is just $7.95!


Beyond-Bedding is giving away 5 Bedding Sets and 10 Accessories.

(Contest rules and stipulations: Contest open to US/CA residents. CA winners are subject to duty fees. By entering this contest, you understand that Beyond-Bedding.com may, from time to time, send you offers and promotions related to their products. You may at any time remove yourself fro their e-mail marketing list. Beyond-Bedding.com will never sell or distribute your information to any third party. Winner will be notified through e-mail and must respond within 48 hour to choose a prize or a new winner will be chosen!)

 Enter below...

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Shop the latest Back-To-School Fashion's at Kohl's...

(Disclaimer: The Jackson Five Family Blog received complimentary product samples to help facilitate this reader review. However all opinion are our own!)

Oh my goodness the count down for back-to-school has officially started with less then a month to go for us! I wasn't going to start our "Back To School" features until next week, but I've realized some schools start up to a week earlier than us... so here we go!

If you're looking for the latest back-to-school fashions then look no further than your local Kohl's store. Kohl's offers the latest name brand fashions at the best prices. They always have amazing deals and we love that they offer Coupons, Kohl's Cash and Kohl's Charge Card discounts to give you the best bang for your buck. Combine these discounts with the latest sales and you will receive an A+ on your back-to-school purchases this year!

We recently shopped Kohl's for some back-to-school fashions for the boys and found some really great things...

My boys' love Nike and Kohl's has a huge selection to choose from...

Jace loves his new Nike 6.0 Morgan Mid 2 Jr. Skate Shoes. My kids love getting new kicks for the beginning of the school year and we love that Kohl's has a large selection to choose from.

You have to start school with a new backpack and the Nike Classic Backpack is a perfect choice. It's available in 7 fun colors! 

Jace loves comfortable clothes that can go from the classroom, to the playground, to the ball field --he looks pretty stylish sporting the Tek Gear Football Field Tee and the Adidas Core Tricot Active Pants

This momma loves an athletic look, but sometimes I need my boys' to look preppy too. I think we've accomplished that look with the Chaps Solid Polo in Caramel Pink and these awesome Rock and Republic Slim Straight Jeans.


We found some great deals while shopping Kohl's this past weekend! I had a 30% off code AND received Kohl's Cash with our purchases and think that deserves an A for effort!

Make sure you stop by your local Kohl's store or shop online for all of your back-to-school needs!

Monday, July 22, 2013

It's summertime and I know that I have been totally blog slackin'... and well I'm sorry. Well kind of. Summertime means extra special time with my family, vacay, and making memories. We've been busy...

To stay up-to-date with us even when blog isn't you can follow us on Instagram where you'll find the lastest photos and videos of our family and what we've been up to!

Also follow us on BlogLovin' so that when we do post something new you will see it right away!

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We have a fun Back-To-School lineup coming up with some great products and give-a-way's and we'll be featuring a fun tourest destination soon with some awesome attractions and places to stay!

You won't want to miss it! As always thanks for following it means so much!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Live. Love. Bead --Crystal Inspired Designs

I'm so excited about my new jewelry items from Live. Love. Bead

The first is a gorgeous Personalized Mother's Bracelet with both of my boys' names on it in Sterling Silver block beads. 

The bracelet also features Pearl accent beads, Swarovski Crystal beads and a pretty Sterling Silver heart toggle. 

The bracelet is so pretty and I love being able to wear my boys' name all of the time. It looks good worn alone or layered with other bracelets.

The next item from Live. Love. Bead is their Twig Vine Ring in Matte Gold. It features a delicate floral organic leaf branch design and is adjustable from size 4 to 7.5

It's perfect to wear on any finger as it's adjustable, but I personally love wearing it as a toe ring this summer. I adore anything gold and this ring is so lightweight and the back of it is open so it fits around my toe perfectly.

Thank you Lori --the designer of Live. Love. Bead for my new jewelry. They are both gorgeous and the personalized bracelet is precious. I will adore it for a long time!


Live. Love. Bead is your one stop shop for Custom Necklaces, Tiaras, Earrings, Bracelets and much more. 

Lori is known for working with brides and bridal parties on custom orders and she uses beautiful Swarovski Crystallized Elements,  Pearls and Sterling Silver to make you sparkle and shine on any special day! 

You can view all of her designs by visiting Live. Love. Bead on Etsy:


or feel free to e-mail her @

Monday, July 15, 2013

Win a Rawlings Vertical Sports Organizer!

(The Jackson Five Family Blog received a complimentary product sample from Rawlings to facilitate this reader review and giveaway. However all opinions are our own!)

Is your garage in need of organization? With two boys our garage is filled with balls, gloves, helmets and other sports items so we were excited to learn that Rawlings offers several Sports Organizers to keep them all in one place!

We were recently sent the Rawlings Vertical Sports Organizer which is the perfect solution for keeping all of our kids sporting items in one place. It holds up to 25 pounds and as you can see above it's great for storing bats, balls, sticks, gloves, helmets and so much more! 

It offers 2 helmet hooks, a ball caddy, several mesh pockets, a space for up to 6 bats and long handle storage space for storing items such as hockey sticks.


It's easy to hang and the perfect storage solution for all of your sporting goods items! We love our new organizer and can now find everything in one place --yay! 

In addition to the Vertical Sports Organizer liked we received they also offer a large Ultimate Sports Organizer that can hold up to 50 pounds and a Horizontal Organizer which has space for bigger items like basketballs and soccer balls. 

To check out all of the Sports Organizers that Rawlings offers please visit:


One lucky reader will win their own Rawlings Vertical Sports Organizer just like we received above!


Friday, July 12, 2013

Win a Lowepro Photo Sport Shoulder 12L Camera Bag!

(The Jackson Five Family Blog received a complimentary product sample from Lowepro to facilitate this reader review and giveaway. However all opinion are our own!)

Photography is an important part of blogging and documenting our lives. I carry my camera with me a lot and having a great bag to carry and protect all of my camera gear is very important.

Today I'm excited to show you the new Lowepro Photo Sport Shoulder 12L bag which is made for carrying your CSC or DSLR kit. It's a lightweight travel-friendly, outdoor ready camera bag that is comfortable to wear and perfect for carrying all of your camera gear and daily essentials.

The Lowepro Photo Sport Shoulder 12L Bag offers everything you need to protect your camera and more...

  • Multi-use, outdoor-inspired and discreet design fits camera and personal gear offers 40% of interior space for camera gear and 60% of interior space for personal items

  • Customizable and removable camera insert provides padded camera protection and versatile divider system that adjusts to fit a DSLR or CSC kit and includes a storm-flap closure and grab handles; remove insert to convert the shoulder bag into a fully functional day bag

  • Flexible camera box may be positioned at front, middle or back of bag allowing you to distribute and carry weight just where you want it
  • Multiple storage options provide plentiful space for all types of day gear: interior fits lunch, light jacket, 10" tablet with its protective case, sunglasses etc.; roomy exterior pocket; 2 exterior zippered pockets and 1 interior mesh zippered pocket for smartphone, wallet, keys, lip balm, batteries, spare memory and cables

  • Lightweight, weather-resistant fabrics offer a comfortable, all-day carrying solution that provides protection from light moisture, dust and sand

  • Roomy exterior water bottle pocket provides a convenient spot to keep hydration at hand

  • Adjustable, wide-webbing shoulder strap with cam lock buckle offers a comfortable way to wear bag over shoulder or across body, high or low



I love this bag! It has a place for everything. I can easily fit my camera, an extra lens and then has enough room for all of my other accessories ie... lip gloss, keys, wallet, water bottle, cellphone or anything else that I might need when I'm out and about. 

I love that it offers a padded removable insert that can be placed anywhere inside the bag. There is Velcro all across the bottom allowing you to position the insert anywhere you'd like and it will stay put. It offers an interior zip pocket, two good sized exterior front and back zip pockets and a pocket on the outer side to put your water bottle. 

If you're looking for a camera bag that will hold your camera and so much more then you will love the new Lowepro Photo Sport Shoulder bag that is available in two sizes : 12L and 18L.


To check out all of the Lowepro Camera Bags, please visit:



One lucky reader is going to win this Lowepro Photo Sport Shoulder 12L Bag just like we featured above valued at $74.99! (Camera not included!)


Monday, July 8, 2013

Stay hydrated this summer with Zing Anything products and a fun give-a-way...

(The Jackson Five Family Blog received a complimentary product sample from Zing Anything to facilitate this reader review and giveaway. However all opinions are our own!)

Zing Anything brings you a refreshing, unique new way to subtly infuse all natural ingredients into your beverages and cuisine.

 Zing Anything offers 4 fun products:

The Aqua Zinger allows you to enhance the flavor of your water by infusing things like fresh strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, cucumber or mint into your drink.

The Citrus Zinger allows you to infuse your drink with fresh citrus like oranges, lemons or limes --YUM!

The Salad Zinger allows you to make fresh, homemade salad dressings by simply mixing ingredients like garlic, onion, citrus and spices with olive oil and vinegar. 

The Vodka Zinger allows you to create fresh-tasting healthy cocktails with no added sugars or artificial ingredients. "Bartend" your guests beverages by infusing vodka with citrus fruits, strawberry, cucumber, hot pepper, raspberry, pineapple, rosemary...or Zing-up your own creation!

By using all natural ingredients, Zing Anything is great for your health, your wallet, and the environment. Perfect for use at home, school, the gym or on the go! 



We received the Aqua Zinger and the Citrus Zinger to try.

The Zing Anything products are very easy to use and I love that they add a little Zing to my water.

The Citrus Zinger lets you extract the juice from your favorite citrus fruits and infuse the flavor with water. I always order lemon with my water and now I can get the same flavor at home. 

Simply cut your favorite citrus fruit in half and twist it over the Citrus Zinger getting all of the juice squeezed out. Then add water and shake, shake, shake away! 

You now have a great tasting water that you can take anywhere.

 The Aqua Zinger is a fun product too. Simply add your favorite fruits or veggies into the bottom of it and twist to chop them up and get the juice out. Then add water and again shake, shake, shake to infuse! 

These really are fun, easy products that add a hint of flavor to your water. We have really enjoyed using them. I saw that they are going to add sports caps to their line soon and I can't wait. That would be my only suggestion which would make it even easier and more convenient to use. Perfect to take to work, for  kids to take to school and to keep hydrated this summer!

To learn more about the Zing Anything products, please visit:

- GIVE -A- WAY -

One lucky reader will win their choice of one Zing Anything product!! What will you choose? The Aqua Zinger, Citrus Zinger, Salad Zinger or the Vodka Zinger?