Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Stuck On You - Personalized Sports Bag and Give-a-way...

(The Jackson Five Family received a complimentary product sample from Stuck On You to facilitate this reader review and giveaway. However, all opinions are honest and our own!)
Take me out to the ball game... Take me out to the crowd...
That's right it's baseball season and we have two little ball players in our home. Keeping track of both of their gear can be a challenge. They have practices and games at different times each week and they love practicing and playing at home too. So losing their gear is easy and so frustrating when they actually need it.

Stuck On You has the solution --their Sports Bag is perfect for keeping kids gear all in one place. They can also be personalized so there will be no bag mix-ups making it easy for your child to know which one is theirs.

The sports bag offers so much space. There is one big zipper on top. Another zipper on the side allowing extra space under the entire bag and two smaller zippered compartments on the front. I love all of the space and that the inside of the bag is striped.

Super cute!

The bag is available in red (shown), pink and navy. Each comes with a long shoulder strap that is detachable and Stuck On You offers name personalization and many design options as well.

We LOVE this bag!

Stuck On You offers Personalized Bags, Lunch Boxes, Backpacks, Clothing, Stationary, Labels, Tags, Gift Ideas and much more!




We've teamed up with Stuck On You for a fun give away -- We are giving away 2- $25 Gift Cards (open internationally!!)


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Let's celebrate all things 'good & healthy' this spring with healty food brand Carrington Farms!

(The Jackson Five Family received complimentary products while participating in the Carrington Farms All Good April Ambassador program! However, all opinions are honest and our own!)
Summer is right around the corner --that means pool season is almost here and I'll be running in my first 5K so getting healthy is a must! So when healthy food brand, Carrington Farms asked me to be one of their 'All Good April' ambassadors the answer was an easy, yes!
All Good April is a month long celebration of all things 'good and healthy' and Carrington Farms is celebrating the springtime by offering special deals and discounts on their healthy product favorites! You can find these products at Meijer here in Ohio or by clicking here to find a store near you.
You can also find more information on the Carrington Farms website and Facebook page!
As an All Good April ambassador, Carrington Farms sent me several healthy products to try -- Pure, Unrefined, Cold-Pressed Coconut Oil, Coconut Cooking Oil and Organic Milled Flax Seed.
I love coconut oil for many reasons. Of course it's a healthy alternative to butter and can be used in many recipes, but what I love it for most is my skin and hair. It's a great skin moisturizer and a wonderful hair conditioner!

Odorless and Flavorless

I didn't know that Coconut Cooking Oil (liquid form) form existed. I am so happy I had the chance to try this -- it's the perfect replacement for other cooking oils like vegetable, olive, canola and corn oil. It doesn't change the taste of your food as it's unflavored and odorless so it's simply a healthy alternative. It's great for cooking, sautéing and baking and always remains a liquid.

Last is Flax Seed. I was excited to get my hands on the Carrington Farms Flax Seeds as I love it sprinkled on my cereal, mixed into my smoothies and I love trying new flax seed recipes that I find on Pinterest --there are so many to choose from --yum!

If you're looking to get healthier this spring, definitely check out everything that Carrington Farms has to offer!


Saturday, April 26, 2014

Milkbone Brushing Chews --Tastes like a treat, cleans like a toothbrush! #Giveaway

(The Milk-Bone® dog products, information and VISA gift cards have been provided by the Milk-Bone® brand.)
Happy Weekend

Happy Saturday! We love our 4-legged friend, Harleigh. She's been around for 12 years and is very much a part of the family. She's spoiled rotten and one thing she loves is dog treats. So when Milk-Bone recently introduced us to their new 'Brushing Chews' we couldn't wait to let her try them.

The Milk-Bone Brushing Chews daily dental treats tastes like a treat, but cleans like a toothbrush reducing up to 80% of tarter build up. 

They feature a twist and rub design that is clinically proven as effective as brushing your dog's teeth twice per week based on the reduction of tartar build-up. Now your dog can chew on these new bones which help fight tarter build-up, plaque and even help get rid of that bad doggy breath! The new Milk-Bone Brushing Chews are so effective that they have earned the trusted Veterinary Oral Health Council's (VOHC) Seal of Acceptance which is similar to the American Dental Association seal.
We put Harleigh to the test trying these new chews. At first she wasn't so sure of her new bones, but quickly warmed up to them and she ate the whole thing! Since this video she has enjoyed so many and is on her way to a healthier mouth --happy dog, happy pet lover!

The Milk-Bone Brushing Chews come in two sizes --Mini and Small/Medium. You can learn more about them and all of the products Milk-Bone has to offer by visiting:


We've teamed up with Milk-Bone to offer one lucky reader a $25 Visa Gift Card and Mini and Small/Medium varieties of Milk-Bone Brushing Chews.


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

2014 Topps Baseball Series 1 Value Box Give-a-way...

(The complimentary product, information and the giveaway product were all provided by Topps)
Baseball season is in full-swing and my boys' are loving it! They love to play, love watching the Cincinnati Reds and love baseball cards.
So when Topps recently sent us one of their 2014 Topps Baseball Series 1 Value Boxes they were so excited and couldn't wait to open each of the 10 packs.
The Topps Baseball Series 1 Value Boxes feature exciting new stars while also looking back at the greatest players of today and yesterday.
Included in each box is a special Commemorative Patch Card which the kids thought was so cool.
You can purchase the 2014 Topps Baseball Series 1 Value Boxes for $19.99 at major retailers like Walmart, Target, Kmart, Toys R Us, Modell's, The Sports Authority, Shopko, Meijer, and many more! When you purchase one of these boxes you have the chance to win highly-coveted Topps' Top 50 Rookies Cards from years' past, including Mickey Mantle, Hank Aaron, Johnny Bench, Derek Jeter, Miguel Cabrera and more.
There are also special Topps 'Power Players' cards in select 2014 Topps Baseball Series 1 cards packs, with each card having a code on the back. When you enter this code it places your player in a digital locker --the 'Power Players' real-life performances impact your chance at winning prizes, such as autograph cards, limited edition cards, and other Major League Baseball Memorabilia.
You can check out all of the Topps Baseball Cards and products by visiting:
We are excited to be teaming up with Topps and giving away one 2014 Topps Baseball Series 1 Value Boxes to a lucky reader!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Easy Peeps Easter Treat Bouquet...

I enjoy bringing in holiday treats for my son's class. I usually turn to Instagram or Pinterest for some inspiration and when I was looking for an easy Easter treat this year I came across dipped Peeps treats and decided to make a fun Peeps Bouquet!
These Easter treats are so easy to make and so, so cute. I love how they turned out...
What you need:
Colorful Peeps
Candy Melts
Treat Bags
Paper Straws or Treat Sticks
Choose your Peeps and what candy melts you'll be using. I used a variety of Peeps and white and blue candy melts for dipping. Once you've melted your candy melts begin dipping your Peeps. I dipped the bottom half of the bunnies and the entire bottoms of the chicks. Once dipped begin coating the wet candy melts with your favorite sprinkles. I just sprinkled mine on over a bowl, but you could also put your sprinkles into a bowl and dip them into the sprinkles. Now you can insert your paper straws or treat sticks. Lay the dipped treats on a sheet of wax paper until dry. Once dry you can insert the decorated Peeps into fun treat bags and tie with a ribbon to keep them sealed.
After my treats were all finished I decided to make a Peeps Bouquet. I took an old vase I had. Filled it with styrofoam and then inserted the treats until it was filled out and resembled a floral bouquet --CUTE!
I had several Peeps treats left over so I bagged them together and added a Reese's Peanut Butter Egg and added a little note for his teacher -- "Thanks for being an 'egg-cellent' teacher! Happy Easter."
I love how the whole thing turned out. Jace is so excited to bring his Peeps Bouquet into class tomorrow. It was easy, inexpensive and looks adorable when finished!
Happy Easter Crafting!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Florshiem Kids Rockin Sweepstakes...

You know that we love Florsheim Kids footwear and today I'm excited to announce their 'ROCKIN Sweepstakes'!

They are giving away a rockin' prize pack that includes an iPod Nano, a pair of Florsheim Headphones and a $200 Florsheim Gift Card!  

Entering is easy, here are your entering options:

1. Simply "Like" the Florsheim Facebook page

2. Follow @FlorsheimShoes on Twitter

3. Subscribe to the Florsheim Kids E-mail List

4. Let Florsheim know where you heard about this giveaway-- I would LOVE if you told them that we sent you!! (the Jackson Five Family Blog)


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(I'm sharing this post as a Florsheim Kids Ambassador)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant Review and $25 Walmart GC Giveaway...

(The Walmart gift cards and information have been provided by Secret. However, all opinions are honest and our own!)
I just signed up for my first 5K! I am so excited about it and to make it more fun it's a color run where you get color thrown on you throughout and end up looking like a rainbow by the time you are done! I'm doing it with a few friends and can't wait!
I have started running to gear up for the event and with that comes sweat, lots of sweat. Oh yes, stinky, smelly sweat. So having a deodorant that keeps me smelling fresh is so important!
When I recently learned about Secret Clinical Strength I knew I had to try it. Secret Clinical Strength offers a 100% Confidence Guarantee -- It's moisture activated, and formulated with odor neutralizing ingredients that release a fresh scent and is proven to give you 4X the protection against stress sweat which smells worse than sweat simply caused by physical activity and warmer temperatures . I love that I can feel confident wearing this deodorant and it will provide odor protection regardless if I'm running or what stressful event the day may bring.
Secret Clinical Strength is available in 3 varieties:
Completely Clean
Powder Protection
Ooh-la-la Lavender
Sport Fresh
I tried the Secret Clinical Strength, New! Invisible Solid in the Completely Clean scent which smells so fresh and clean. I love that it goes on dry and stays dry. I don't like something wet under my pits, so the gel is definitely not for me! This one is great as it goes on smooth, even, never leaves streaks and offers 48 hour protection. I really love this new deodorant and will definitely continue using it!
You can find the new Secret Clinical Strength products by visiting your local Walmart or visiting
We are so excited to be giving away a $25 Walmart Gift Card!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

VTech Kids offers fun products that are perfect for filling Easter Baskets this year! Enter our VTech Kids prize pack Give-a-way!

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

H A P P Y      E A S T E R
Easter is hopping up on us pretty quickly. Have you shopped for goodies to include in the perfect Easter basket for some-bunny special this year? Of course when you're out shopping the first thing you probably think of purchasing for the basket is candy, right?

 Well why not include something different than the same old candy the kids get every year. There are so many fun alternatives and VTech has plenty of products that any child would be excited about receiving this Easter!
The InnoTab 3S would make a great gift and if your child already has a version of this cool, kid friendly tablet then why not add some fun, educational cartridges to their basket.
Grady has been playing the new Bubble Guppies Pet Care School Day game which teaches him about Social Studies. Little does he know that when he's having fun that he is also learning about Life Science, Counting, Color Matching, Creativity and much more!
Jace is all about math right now so the new Disney Planes Math game has really caught his interest. It teaches Addition, Subtraction, More / Less than and many other fun math things! There are so many fun InnoTab cartridges to choose from and they can be used with all InnoTab systems.

Don't worry if that someone special you are buying for doesn't have an InnoTab. VTech has so many other fun products to choose from. A little gift to include in a girls Easter basket is the VTech Spin and Learn Color Flashlight and if you have boys to buy for like I do they might love the new Go! Go! Smart Wheels products or the Switch and Go Dinos Turbo Vehicles that race, roar and switch into fun dino's like the above Spinner -- the Stygimoloch that races over 20 feet!

To view all of the VTech  Kids products, please visit:



We've teamed up with VTech and one lucky reader will win a fun prize pack that includes the InnoTab Disney Planes Cartridge, the Innotab Bubble Guppies Pet Care School Days Cartridge, the Switch and Go Dinos Turbo Spinner --the Stygioloch and the Go! Go! Smart Wheels Bulldozer!