Tuesday, November 26, 2013

We love the new Holiday flavored bagels from Thomas'-- Pumpkin Spice, Gingerbread and Cranberry --yum!

Will you be heading out on Black Friday? If you are you will definitely want to have a good breakfast in your system before you fight the crowds to score that perfect holiday gift!
So why not start the morning off right with some festive holiday flavored bagels from Thomas'. The Thomas' brand recently launched some limited edition seasonal products with flavors of Pumpkin Spice, Cranberry and Gingerbread.
We recently tried the new Thomas' Pumpkin Spice Bagels, Cranberry Bagels and the Thomas' Gingerbread Bagels and they were all so good!
Thomas'® Cranberry Bagels Thomas'® Pumpkin Spice Bagels
 The boys' actually loved the new bagels. They have been eating them in the mornings for breakfast toasted and topped off with cinnamon butter. My favorite is the pumpkin bagel. It's made from real pumpkin, cinnamon and spices. Add a little cream cheese and it's perfect!

 The fall bagel flavors are great for breakfast or you could even try the Cranberry as a sandwich base for those Thanksgiving left overs...

Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich
 Do you dare?

Thomas' also makes Cranberry English Muffins, Pumpkin Spice English Muffins, and Pumpkin Spice Bagel Thins.
To learn more about Thomas' and all of their limited edition seasonal products that are available throughout the Holiday season, please visit:

Monday, November 25, 2013

Oriental Trading has everything you need this holiday season --holiday crafts, decorations, party supplies and so much more... & a Give-a-way!

(The Jackson Five Family Blog received a complimentary product sample to help facilitate this reader review and give away. However all opinions are honest and our own!)
My kids get so excited when the mail arrives and there is an Oriental Trading catalog in it. They seriously sit and browse page by page. It's filled with fun item's that my kids just love.

Not only does it have fun kids products, but there are teacher supplies, party supplies, crafts, games, toys and of course holiday items. With Christmas right around the corner it got me thinking about Jace's class  Christmas party at school.

For Halloween I brought in treat boxes filled with goodies from Oriental Trading and the kids loved them. They loved getting their own little goody box filled with treats that they could take home. So for Christmas I thought why not do it again.
When browsing the website there were so many cute treat boxes to choose from. Jace thought it would be fun to do gender specific ones so that's what we did. We ordered these really cute Sweet Treat Favor Boxes for the girls and Winter Retreat Favor Boxes for the boys.

Then the fun really began --picking out what to include inside the boxes. I love that Jace helps me decide what to get. It's a good learning lesson for him too. I tell him our budget and he starts deducting from it when we put an item in the cart. Some item's come with 12 pieces per unit, some with 24, some with just 1 for a certain price etc... and it really gets him thinking if it's a good deal or not. I love it! Bargain shopper like his momma, maybe? :-)
So after looking at all of the holiday item's this is what we picked out for the treat boxes:  

Festive Sock Monkey Stickers

Reindeer and Santa Pencils

Snowman Eraser Sticks

 Glitter Sticky Mittens

Christmas Owl Bubble Bottles

Holiday Sweet Treat Coin Purses for the girls

and Vinyl Foam Filled Snowman Football's for the boys.

I will probably add some holiday candy in too and I love that Oriental Trading offers that as well.

I can't wait to give these to Jace's class. Oriental Trading offers so many fun treats that it was hard to choose, but I'm sure they will love all of these fun little gifts!

Oriental Trading has so many neat crafts too. We love the holidays and doing things together as a family. I've been browsing the Oriental Trading craft section and think I'm going to order some DIY ornament craft kits. You don't have to spend a lot of money to brighten someone's day with a little gift and what better way for my kids to give than with cute, home made ornaments.

Here are a few of my faves above. Some are more personal with a picture or hand print and other are just adorable!

Check out Oriental Trading for all of your holiday needs by visiting:



We are excited to be giving away a $25 gift card to Oriental Trading!


Saturday, November 23, 2013

Celebrate the Holidays with Hershey's Holiday Candy & a fun Give-a-way...

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

There's one thing that we l-o-v-e in this house and it's chocolate. That's why we were so excited when some Hershey's chocolate showed up on our doorstep a few days ago. Not just any Hershey's chocolate, but many festive items from their 2013 Holiday Collection.
We received Reese's Peanut Butter Trees and Bells , Rolo's, Hershey's Kisses, Candy Cane Hershey's Bars and a BubbleYum gum filled candy cane. I am loving the fun holiday wrappers!
Hershey's candies make perfect stocking stuffers. They are also great to leave out for guests to enjoy and they are the perfect little gift to give. Again, an inexpensive little treat that will brighten someone's day this holiday season!

The boys' loved checking out all of the new Hershey's Holiday goodies. Jace was most intrigued by the Candy Cane Hershey bar. He loves chocolate Hershey's bars and couldn't believe that there was one made from mint candy with candy bits. They loved it!

 Grady on the on the hand loved the Reese's Peanut Butter Cups that were in the shape of Christmas Tree's!


To view all of the Hershey's Holiday offerings and to find recipes, crafts, gift ideas and other fun goodies, please visit:


>> GIVE-A-WAY <<

We love Hershey's so much that we've teamed up with them for a fun holiday giveaway just for you! One lucky reader will win an assortment of Hershey's candy products valued at $25!!



Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Shine Elegant Wearable Activity Monitor available at Best Buy would make a great gift this Holiday Season!


(The Jackson Five Family Blog has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.)

Looking for a gift for that fitness guru in your life? Maybe someone who wants to lead a healthier life into the new year and needs a jump start? If you are then we have a unique product that would make a great gift this holiday.
It's called the Shine by Misfit. Shine is an elegant activity monitor that you can wear anywhere, even in the water. It was designed to inspire people to be more active and to encourage people to set goals for how much they want to move in a day and complete them.
Shine can track your activity throughout the day or night. It can track things like how many steps you've taken and how far you've traveled. It can track many activities that you participate in like swimming, biking, tennis and many other sports. It can even track your sleep, tell you how many calories you've burned and it acts like a watch too.
Alternate View 1Angle
I recently received a Shine Misfit to try and had no idea what it would be like. First I was surprised at just how small this activity monitor is.
It's roughly the size of a quarter which allows you to wear it without anyone knowing you have it on. Clip it on anywhere with the magnetic Clasp shown above.
Larger Front
Wear it easily while working out with the Sports Wrist Band or  wear it with the Leather Band (shown below) for a classier look.
Alternate View 1
You can even wear shine as a necklace.
So now you ask how exactly does it track your activities --Well it's compatible with your smartphone and has it's own app. It's simple to sync. All you have to do is place the Shine Activity Monitor on top of your devices screen and syncing is made easy!
The main thing that you do is set a point goal that you want to achieve. Depending on how active you are, you're able to set a certain amount of points that you want to reach for the day and as you start being active you will start achieving that goal. The front of the Shine tracker will light up little dots around the front of it telling you how far you've gone. Once you reach your goal all dots will be lit.
Shine is a neat device that tracks so many things. I love that it's small, easy to use and that it keeps me accountable for my daily activity.
It's a gorgeous device that will empower people to be more proactive about their personal health and would make a great gift for anyone this holiday. We all need to be active to stay healthy and this is a great way to track your daily progress.
Shine is exclusively available in additional colors at Best Buy including: Silver, Black, Champagne and Topaz.
To learn more about the Shine by Misfit, please visit:

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Black Friday Deal --Extreme Airbrush Pro Studio from RoseArt only $9.97 at Walmart

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

Are you one of the crazy Black Friday shoppers? I hate to admit that I am one of the crazies and have ventured out many times in the past. Will I do it again this year? Most likely! My husband just happens to be a manager at a large retail chain so with Black Friday starting exceptionally early this year what else does this momma have to do :-)
If you're patient, have the time and don't mind large crowds then you really can find some great deals on Black Friday that will make your trip out worth it.

If you're looking for a fun gift for kids this year then you must check out the Extreme Airbrush Pro by RoseArt.

It usually sells for $19.97, but will be only $9.97 in Walmart stores on Black Friday and online from November 28th thru December 1st at Walmart.com.

The Extreme Airbrush Pro by RoseArt gives kids a fun new way to paint with it's motorized airbrush kit. It's so easy to use and so much fun. You simply load RoseArt markers into the sprayer and it turns them into colorful paintbrushes.

Kids will love making airbrush artwork masterpieces and using the fun stencils included. I love that it allows my kids a fun way to be creative.

I love the design of it too. There is a place on the top to store all of the markers and another place to store the stencils in the back. It's portable, organized and fun!


My kids love the RoseArt Extreme Airbrush Pro Studio. If you're looking for a fun gift at an affordable price then you should definitely pick one of these up. 

 Again, it will be available for only $9.97 (Reg. $19.97) on Black Friday in Walmart stores and online at Walmart.com between November 28th and December 1st!


Friday, November 15, 2013

FLASH SALE --Today only save 25% off of Naturalizer...



(The Jackson Five Family Blog received a complimentary product sample to help facilitate
this feature. However all opinions are honest and our own!)
There's one thing that I love about fall and it isn't particularly the cold weather that arrives with season change. The thing that I do love though is fall fashion --boots, scarves and sweaters are some of my faves!

If you're into shoes and boots then today is your lucky day because Naturalizer is having a ONE-DAY ONLY Flash Sale!
Today only when you visit the Naturalizer Facebook page and "like" it, you will get instant access to 25% off your entire purchase at Naturalizer.com. You can use the 25% off on already discounted fall boots too! Some of them are already discounted 20% so you will be getting an amazing deal!
Hurry though, this offer is only good today!!


I recently received a pair of Naturalizer boots and they are perfect for fall.

Naturalizer Lucille Boot
I'm in love with my new Naturalizer Lucille booties. These are the perfect boots to wear with leggings and skinny jeans.

They are available in 4 fab colors and feature
a 2 3/4 inch heel which is fun, but practical.

I've worn these so much. Not only are they perfect for fall, but they are honestly so comfortable. I was worried that maybe the heel wouldn't be comfortable to walk in, but they really are!
I'm so excited about the Flash sale going on. I'm really needing a new pair of riding boots and with this sale going on it's hard to pass up!
Make sure you like the Naturalizer Facebook page today and take advantage of the 25% --hurry this deal won't last long!