Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

We wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2014! 

We are taking time off to spend the Holiday's with our friends and family and the blog will return the first week in January with new posts!

As always, thank you so much for following! Much love to all of you!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Enter to win a Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Therapy Essentials Tote Trio --the perfect gift!

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

Has holiday wrapping taken a toll on your hands? Maybe the cold weather has them all dried out. If your hands could use some pampering or you're looking for the perfect gift to give, we have just the thing for you --it's the Crabtree and Evelyn Hand Therapy Essentials Tote Trio.

Included in this festive botanical cotton tote is 3 luxurious hand creams -- La Source Hand Therapy, Gardeners Hand Therapy and Lavender Ultra-Moisturizing Hand Therapy. Formulated with macadamia nut oil, shea butter, myrrh extract, and moisture-locking ceramides these creams will leave your hands feeing hydrated and smelling wonderful.

I am in love with this set and the adorable bag is an added bonus! Treat your hands to this luxurious hydration moving into the new year or gift it to someone you love this holiday season!


Crabtree and Evelyn has been a pioneer in botanical formulations for over 40 years. They blend the very best of nature and science, tradition and innovation to create benefit-rich bath, body and home fragrance products. Their products make great stocking stuffers, gifts and offer luxurious pampering anytime of the year!

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We've teamed up with Crabtree and Evelyn this holiday season and are excited to be giving away one of their Hand Therapy Essentials Tote Trio's as shown above. (A $35 Value!!)


Sunday, December 22, 2013

Enter to win an Air Hogs Atmosphere and check out all of the fun last minute gifts from Spin Master!!

Time is ticking, only a few more days until its Christmas! There is still plenty of time to pick up those last minute gifts. So today I'm excited to tell you about several fun kids products that can be found on the shelves of your favorite retailers. Each one is fun for boys and girls...

The first one is a fun game called Hedbanz

Hedbanz is the goofy-quick question game of  "What Am I". It's easy to play and so much fun. Each player puts on a headband that has a picture card on it. 

The player wearing the headband can not see what his or her card is and must quickly ask questions to figure out what they are. For example my card might say "I am a bicycle" then I would ask questions like--  "Am I a vegetable?", "Do I have wheels?", "Am I red?", etc... until I figure out what I am. The first person to get rid of their 3 chips by answering right wins!

The next game is Boom Boom Balloon which is another fun gift idea for boys or girls. The object of the game is to NOT POP the BALLOON. Players take turns rolling a dice and inserting sticks until it clicks. 

The balloon will squish, squeeze and stretch --just make sure it doesn't pop on your turn!

Last, but certainly not least is a fun item called Atmosphere from Air Hogs. Again both boys and girls will love this product. 

This powerful  levitating sphere requires no remote control and magically hovers above any surface! Kids will love controlling it with the palm of their hand and will love watching it fly autonomously in any space. Its spherical shape allows the Atmosphere to smoothly bounce off walls and ceilings for non-stop flight. It comes complete with a palm-sized charging cradle and is easy to use and recharge.

Air Hogs Atmosphere is available in many colors and retails for around $20!


All of these products would make wonderful gifts this Christmas and can be found on the Spin Master website, as well on the shelves of many major retailers.


We've teamed up with Spin Master this holiday season and one lucky reader is going to win their very own Air Hogs Atmosphere toy!!


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Enter to win a Yonanas Frozen Treat Maker available at Kohls!

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

Still looking to purchase the perfect gift this holiday? Well look no further, Kohl's has something for everyone on your list! 

Not only do they have something for everyone and every budget, but they have so many stores making it easy for you to pop in and grab those last minute gifts! They also have extended hours right now making it even easier for you to get your shopping done.


Today I'm excited to share a fun gift idea that is sold at Kohl's  

It's the Yonanas Frozen Treat Maker. It's fun, it's healthy and the results look and taste just like soft serve ice cream! It's something that the whole family can enjoy and would make the perfect gift for underneath the Christmas tree this year!

We put this machine to the test and absolutely love it. You simply freeze bananas and your favorite fruit, add it into the machines chute and within minutes you have a healthy, delicious frozen treat!

The kids loved helping make this strawberry banana "ice cream" and loved eating it even more!


You can find this fun gift idea on the Kohl's website HERE!


I just browsed the Kohl's website and there are so many things that I could add to my Christmas list this year.

Here are a few of my faves...

1. I LOVE these Tek Gear Striped Fleece Hoodie's that are available in so many colors!

2. Earrings are so fun and I would love any of these LC Lauren Conrad studs in my stocking!

3. I've been living in moccasins this winter and would love this polka dotted pair! So cute!!
SO Polka-Dot Moccasins Slippers - Women

You can view all of the wonderful  products and gift ideas from Kohl's by visiting:




Yonanas Frozen Treat Maker

I'm so excited because we've teamed up with Kohl's and we are giving away a Yonanas Frozen Treat Maker!!


Monday, December 16, 2013

HEXBUG's make the perfect gift this Holiday Season! Enter the HEXBUG Give-a-way...

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

I've talked to so many people who are still not done Christmas shopping. It's hard to get away from your kids, your busy work schedule etc... but hey that's okay there is still plenty of time to pick up those last minute gifts! 

So today we have a great gift idea geared towards little boys, although my nieces love these products too. 

They are HEXBUG'S! 

The fun Micro Robotic Creatures that craw, climb and swim! They will give kids a positive experience with robotics at a young age, and will foster an interest and understanding for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math!

HEXBUG has recently introduced a fun new bug called the Nano V2. These new bugs can defy gravity and climb vertically, horizontally, around corners and through hoops. 

 The HEXBUG Nano V2 Black Hole Large Play Set makes an awesome gift this Christmas.  It comes with not one, but two of the new Nano V2 bugs and will provide hours of fun for your kids on Christmas Day and into the new year. Kids will love customizing the design of the 3 story set!

Watch this video to see the bugs in action...

The HEXBUG Originals, the Aquabots and the HEXBUG battling Warriors make great stocking stuffers as they are priced around $10 or less. The XL HEXBUG is fun for those who really love bugs  as they are larger remote control bugs and are priced just under $40.

There are many other options as well and you can check out all of the HEXBUG products by visiting the HEXBUG website:

Hexbug Nano V2 Black Hole Large Play Set
One lucky reader is going to win the HEXBUG Nano V2 Black Hole valued at $49.99!


Sunday, December 15, 2013

It's a Great Wolf Lodge Give-a-way kind of day!!

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

It's a snowy Sunday here and there's one place we would rather be right now...

It's the Great Wolf Lodge in Mason, OH. Our family loves it there and right now it's so magical!

The resort is all decorated for Snowland and there are so many awesome activities going on to celebrate winter and the spirit of the holidays.

 The Grand Lobby is decorated so beautifully. From huge lit snowflakes, to festive Christmas trees and the holiday themed clock tower that comes alive during the story time show, everything is just perfect. 

It really is a winter wonderland at Great Wolf Lodge.

They've even built their life sized Gingerbread House in the Grand Lobby once again this year that you and your family can dine in as we did below...

 The Gingerbread houses look and smell amazing this year because the Great Wolf Lodge has partnered with Just Born Inc. the parent company to PEEPS marshmallows, Mike and Ike candies and Hot Tamales which are incorporated into each house design!

The boys' loved the Gingerbread House. That's not all they loved though. During our stay we kept busy the entire time. Of course we played in the water park 

watched the Great Clock Tower Holiday Show...

got face and arm paintings...

visited with Santa and Mrs. Claus...

made ornaments, wrote letters to Santa and sent them too!

We even got to take a horse and carriage ride which was so fun! 

I'm excited to tell you about two new addition's to the Great Wolf Lodge in Mason. 

First they recently launched the brand new live-action adventure game-- ShadowQuest from the makers of MagiQuest. My little Magi's had fun working together conquering new quests, collecting runes, battling the creatures from the dark worlds and trying to save the light of the sky before it vanished. 

It's such a fun addition to the GWL that both boys, girls and families can enjoy!

Second, I'm excited to tell you abut the brand new Wood Fired Grill restaurant which was delish! It's a full service restaurant that features shareable appetizers to exclusive Wood-Fired specialty entrees. You will also love all of the mini desserts and shareable sweets available. 

We loved the food and the atmosphere!

We love the Great Wolf Lodge. It's such a fun vacation and weekend getaway spot! If you're looking to make memories with your family this winter and to escape the cold then you should definitely check it out where it's 84 degrees year round!


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We want to spread some holiday cheer so today we have an exciting Great Wolf Lodge giveaway!


One lucky reader is going to win a $50 Great Wolf Lodge Gift Card, a Wolf Pup Plush and several seasonal PEEPS products --PEEPS Gingerbread Flavored Marshmallow Gingerbread Men, PEEPS Marshmallow Snowmen, PEEPS Candy Cane Flavored Marshmallow Dipped in Chocolate, PEEPS Rainbow Pop, PEEPS Milk Chocolate Covered Mint Marshmallow and PEEPS Dark Chocolate Covered Mint Marshmallow.