Friday, January 31, 2014

We love the Florsheim Kids Shoe Collection. Enter to win a $60 Gift Card...

My little guy is so into wearing jeans and sporting funky shoes right now. His brother on the other hand, well let's just say 'sweatpants' could be his middle name. Grady always says "I want to dress like daddy" and I absolutely love it! Him and Craig share a love for shoes. Craig is always getting comments about his and recently the guys at work bought him a pair from a thrift store. They were Italian leather and a brown and cream mix, let's just say they were a little wild. I will save that for another post, ha! 

So that brings us to today --let's talk about some of the new item's from the Florsheim Kids collection. Florsheim is taking their classics to new heights by adding more variety, bold new colors and adding decidedly new details to their shoe collection.

The Doon Chukka Jr. is a fine example of that. It's available in this classic brown, as well as many other fun color combinations...

Florsheim Dook Chukka Jr boot dress

We are loving this boot in the Light Gray Multi Suede. 

Two different shades of gray with the perfect touch of green gives this classic boot an edgy look that kids will love. 

Grady loves the green shoe strings and has worn these every second since they arrived!

You can view the whole Florsheim Kids collection by visiting:


We have teamed up with Florsheim once again and one lucky reader will win a $60 Florsheim Kids Gift Certificate!


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The perfect "lounge pant" by Chilly Jilly...

(The Jackson Five Family blog received a complimentary product sample to help facilitate this feature. However all opinions are honest and our own!)
I hate to keep complaining about the winter weather, but seriously when I say it's cold I mean it's really cold! Christmas break was extended for the kids and since then they've missed so much school from the snow and below 0 temperatures. They've already missed 2 days this week and are on a two hour delay for tomorrow already! It's just insane. Speaking of insane I've been going a little insane myself. Or stir crazy some might call it. Cabin fever is another great term. It's just too chilly to go anywhere or do anything.
So when I was recently offered to try a pair of Chilly Jilly Lounge Pants I jumped at the offer. We haven't been out of the house much besides running to hockey practice and to go to the grocery store etc... and being locked in is really making it hard to get out of sweats. So when I learned about these lounge pants I had to try them.
Let me tell you these are AMAZING and will soon be your favorite, go-to lounge pants. Whether you are looking for a great pair of pants to wear around the house after work or on the weekends, something super comfy to travel in or maybe you're expecting a baby, soon these will soon be your faves as they are mine!
The Chilly Jilly Lounge Pants arrived in the cutest bag, shown above. They are made to travel with you so you can be comfy anywhere you go! You can't imagine how soft these are. They are made from a super soft brushed Micro Fiber material that is wrinkle resistant. They offer a wide fold over waist band and a long inseam that can actually be cut with scissors to your desired length and won't fray. No hemming involved!
(photo courtesy of the Chilly Jilly website)
The Chilly Jilly Lounge Pants come in 5 great colors and retail for $45.
You can learn more about the Chilly Jilly Lounge Pants and all of the great products that Chilly Jilly offers by visiting:

Monday, January 27, 2014

Check out yurbuds Limited Edition Wireless Sport Earphones available at Best Buy!


(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.)

It's a new year and that means new goals. For me it means trying to stay on track and I've been doing that with my Misfit Shine tracking device. It's such a neat little gadget that is easily worn all day. It tracks how much I move, can track how far I swim and even tracks when I sleep! It's available at Best Buy and really is neat if you need a fitness tracker.
Another thing that is really keeping me moving and motivated this year is music. Thank goodness my husband is the music guru and seriously has any song I ever want to listen to in our iTunes account. I just got a new phone and I have been downloading tons of great songs onto it.
Did you know that studies have shown that music can increase the intensity and duration of a workout by as much as 15%. Unfortunately most people miss out on those benefits because their earphones hurt and fall out during active use. That's where yurbuds come in. yurbuds was founded in 2008 by an Ironman Triathlon and a 24-time marathoner in response to that very problem. yurbuds earbuds are ergonomically designed for comfort and exceptional fit, while providing best-in-class audio quality and durability.
yurbuds wants you to unleash your inner athlete with their Limited Edition Wireless Sport Earphones. The Stereo-Bluetooth earphones lock in place comfortably with their TwistLock Technology and Flexsoft Comfort Fit so they NEVER hurt and NEVER fall out! You get bigger sound for music with the 15mm drivers which provide the motivation you need to #neverstop being active.
You will love that yurbuds are sweat and water resistant and feature full track and call control with a wind-blocking microphone designed for call clarity. The smart battery power offers a week's worth of workouts and provides visual and audible indicators when running low. You will love the dedicated pairing button for simple 1-touch pairing too!
Right now all yurbuds are 20% off at Click HERE to take advantage of this offer and make sure you use code yurbuds20off at checkout! 
Best Buy Specialty Stores -- are offering a $5 Best Buy Gift Card with any Health and Fitness Wearable like the Misfit Shine I have or any Smartwatch you buy. Click HERE to learn more and to take advantage of this offer!




Saturday, January 25, 2014

Win tickets to Monster Jam --Coming to the Wright State University Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio January 31st - February 1st! 3 exciting shows!!

(The Jackson Five Family Blog received complimentary tickets to facilitate this post and giveaway. However, all opinions are honest and our own!)

It's that time of year again, Monster Jam is coming to the Wright State University Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio! 

January 31 - February 01, 2014

We are so excited for the show once again this year! The boys LOVE Monster Jam and for good reason. Monster Jam is the most exciting form of family motorsports entertainment on the planet. 
The stars of the show are the biggest performers on 4 wheels: Monster Jam trucks!

The twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over --OR smash through.  The 2014 touring season brings more Monster Jam excitement providing entertainment tailored perfectly for your family's budget, and these colorful, larger-than-life beasts are sure to capture the hearts of both young and old.




Friday January 31st @ 7:30pm


Saturday February 1st @ 2:00 and 7:30pm

Kids tickets start at just $8 (ages 2-12) and adults start at just $15! 
 (Prices exclude Front Row or Gold Circle seats.  No double discounts.  Child discount applies to children ages 2-12.  Service charges, handling, and facility fees may apply.  All seats $3 more the day of the show.) 

Purchase your tickets now by clicking on the link below:




--  GIVE-A-WAY -- 

One lucky reader is going to win a family 4 Pack of Monster Jam tickets to the opening night show -- Friday January 31st at 7:30pm at the Wright State University Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio! 


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Add a little CrAzY into your morning coffee routine with the new Crazy Cups Holiday Flavors --yum! Enter the give-a-way too...

(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!)

Calling All Coffee Lovers...
If you're crazy about coffee and the convenience of a K-cup then you will L-O-V-E this blog post!

Today I'm excited to introduce Crazy Cups --a brand new K-cup distribution company that is offering the Worlds first recyclable K-cup. The Crazy Cups are designed to work in all K-Cup®  machines and provide 35% more coffee in each one than the standard K-cup.

Crazy Cups specialize in innovative, bold and delicious flavors unique to the K-cup market.

Their first 6 flavors recently launched around the holidays and include: Spiced Gingerbread, White Christmas, Italian Chocolate Cheesecake, Pumpkin Vanilla Crème, Peppermint Chocolate Mocha and my favorite Jamaican Me Crazy!


Mmmmm these Crazy Cups are so good. They taste as good as their names and will make your house smell amazing!

 My favorite is the Jamaican Me Crazy which has flavors of vanilla, sweet caramel and hints of rum --yum!

Tonight as a little treat I had the Pumpkin Vanilla Crème which is like having a slice of vanilla laced pumpkin pie topped with sweet crème all packed in one flavorful cup. It was the perfect ending to this chilly winter night and seriously so good!

If you love K-cups, want to feel good about being able to recycle them and are wanting to add a little fun into your normal coffee routine, then you must try the Crazy Cups and all of the awesome flavors they offer!


You can learn more about Crazy Cups and view all of the products they have to offer by visiting:


One lucky reader is going to win a fun Crazy Cups Flavors Holiday Sampler Pack which includes 20 K-cups in the 6 unique flavors mentioned above!


Friday, January 17, 2014

Fun Valentine's Day Themed Item's From Oriental Trading...

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

Valentine's Day is less than a month away and that means a fun classroom party is in the works! It's so fun doing stuff for the kids and I love making them feel special. We have so many great parents that pitch in for Jace's 2nd grade class holiday parties. We bring treats, play games, do a holiday themed craft and bring a goody bag for the kids to take home.

So today we're excited to show you what's going into the Valentine's Day treat bags. All of the item's are from Oriental Trading which offers the best holiday themed item's. The boys helped pick them out and they are so excited about them...

It wouldn't be a Valentine's Day party without fun Lip Whistles

and Light-Up Heart Valentines Necklaces. The teachers will love us for the loud lip whistles ;-) and I know they will all love the adorable necklaces that have 3 different light-up settings. They can blink super fast, blink more slowly or simply just light up!

Jace thought it would also be fun to hand out Valentine's themed Fun Bands. They come is many fun shapes like hearts, cupids, xoxo, "love"  and a few more.

He was so excited to be able to pick out his V-day cards. It's always so fun to exchange them and to see what other kids have picked out to give. He chose these "cool" Sports Ball Valentine Sucker Cards.

I love the sayings on the cards "You're a Slam Dunk", "You're a Touchdown", "You're an All-Star", and "I Get a Kick Out of You"! How cute are those! Perfect for a little guy to pass out without being too mushy!!


For the boys in his class we also picked out these Plush Valentine Sports Balls to give to each one. The boys were both begging to play with these before the party --sorry, no can do! I know the boys will love them.
Of course we couldn't leave the little girls out, but we didn't think they would really want a sports ball plush so we ordered these adorable Plush Valentine Stripe-Legged Dogs!

Too CUTE!!


Whether you're helping out at the school party, wanting to decorate for Valentine's Day around the house or simply wanting to purchase your co-workers something fun in celebration of this lovely day, you will definitely find the perfect items at Oriental Trading!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Strike It Rich with the Gold Rush Panning Kit...

(The Jackson Five Family Blog received a complimentary product sample to help facilitate this reader feature. However all opinions are honest and our own!)
Any TV show can offer hats, caps, water bottles, shirts and hoodies, and the official online store for Discovery's Friday reality juggernaut

Have you ever caught an episode of the Discovery Channel's #1 Friday night series, GOLD RUSH? If you have you know that the show is based on an exciting gold mining adventure and now you can bring a little bit of that excitement into your home with the Pay Dirt Gold Company's new Gold Rush Panning Kit.
Everyone wants to strike it rich by finding gold and now you can give it a try in your own home.
Gold Rush Panning KitGold Rush Panning Kit
The kit comes with everything you need to start panning for gold. Each Gold Rush Panning Kit is outfitted for every gold-seeker with a professional gold pan, a snuffer bottle for extracting gold from the dirt, a vintage vile to store the treasures you may find, a certificate of authenticity and the best part -- genuine gold! Most kits contain small amounts of gold, while others have up to $500 worth hidden inside.
My parents stopped by the other day and the boys begged them to pan with them. So Craig got everything out and they all started on their gold search.
The boys had a blast helping sift through the dirt, stone and sand trying to find some...
and finally they found some!!
This kit is definitely entertaining and will give the whole family a fun activity to do together. The boys said they would definitely give it 2 thumbs up and recommend it to others!
You can learn more about the show GOLD RUSH and the Gold Rush Panning Kit by visiting: