Tuesday, July 29, 2014

SwimWays Spring Float Giveaway!

(The Jackson Five Family received a complimentary product sample to help facilitate this reader review and giveaway. However, all opinions are honest and our own!) 
I hope you are having a hot sunny summer because here in Ohio it's been the farthest thing from. I can count on one hand the times it's been over 85. Today, at the end of July it feels like fall. It's only 63 degrees and we've pulled out the sweatshirts. It's put a huge damper on our pool days which is such a bummer!
Thank goodness the boys were on the swim team and we had practices every day, because if they weren't there would probably be days they wouldn't have been in at all. Swim team really taught them to swim better and they definitely gained confidence from it. Grady no longer uses water wings and they both can have fun in the pool swimming solo. I can finally relax on a pool float while watching them simply swim, play and have fun!
 Speaking of pool floats our fave's are from SwimWays. Long before I was a Swim Steps Swim Team ambassador we started using the SwimWays Spring Float Recliner. It's comfortable and offers a nice head rest, ottman and the essential cup holder. As you can see from above it's pretty sturdy holding all of those little boys too! (It's not made for that though) ;-)
We are also fans of the SwimWays original Spring Float. Similar to the recliner, the original offers the same comfort, but allows you to lay back and simply relax with an oversized head pillow.
SwimWays has you covered this summer with so many pool flat styles. Whether you're looking for the perfect float for yourself, need one for a baby or even one for your dog, yes I said dog! SwimWays has what you're looking for.
To view all of the styles and to check out the summer saving SwimWays is offering, please visit:
Swimways Spring Float
I'm so exited to be teaming up with SwimWays today for a fun giveaway! One lucky reader is going to win a SwimWays Spring Float!

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Bento Box is the perfect solution for packing lunches as we head back to school!

As we start to gear up for back-to-school we must think about packing those kids lunches once again. So today I'm excited to introduce you to the Bento Box by Monbento.
"Bento" is a Japanese term referring to a meal in a container that is eaten outside the home. Deeply set in the Japanese food culture, they come in a variety of shapes and colors. Bentos can be used anywhere: in the train, at work, on a walk, in the park, at school etc… the possibilities are limitless. The Japanese use them every day to carry their homemade lunches to work or for their kids to eat at school. Eco-friendly and reusable, bento boxes are a perfect alternative to disposable packaging. As you can keep the leftovers from your lunch, you avoid wasting food.
We were recently given the opportunity to try out a MB Original Bento Box and it's perfect for kids going back to school. It offers 2 containers with 2 individual lids and caps on each so that you are able to microwave the contents if needed. It also offers 1 container divider so that you can put 2 separate foods in one container without having them touch. The Original Bento comes is a variety of colors and offers generous space for packing kids lunches. 
We were also sent the MB Pocket Nomad Cutlery and the MB Temple Sauce Cup. The cutlery set features a stainless steal fork, spoon and knife, all fit nicely under the upper lid of the MB Original. The sauce cup is perfect for packing things like ketchup, sweet and sour sauce or even salad dressing.
I love that everything is compact and fits together nicely. The items are also all dishwasher safe, which is important to a busy family like ours!
If you're looking for the perfect 'lunch box' the MB Bento Original and it's accessories might just be the perfect fit for you and your family!
Check out all of the products Monbento offers by visiting:

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Hang your favorite summer memory on the wall with a Canvas Print from Canvas Champ! #Giveaway

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

As summer vacation is slowly dwindling down and we start gearing up for back-to-school, don't let the fun memories of summer fade.
Hang your favorite memories on the wall with a canvas print from Canvas Champ --"the best and the cheapest décor prints online. Lowest price GUARANTEED." 
We recently had the opportunity to try out the service from Canvas Champ first hand and we are highly satisfied. I sent them one of my favorite photos of the boys from our recent vacation to Virginia Beach and I'm in LOVE with our prints!
 The canvas prints are great quality and 'picture perfect' in my opinion! They arrived quickly, well packaged and came ready to hang. I absolutely love this shot of the boys I took and am so happy I will have it forever now!

 I will definitely use Canvas Champ for future canvas prints and would recommend them to you without a doubt!

Canvas Champ offers canvas prints, peel and stick photos, photo boards, metal prints, acrylic prints, canvas banners and more all at very affordable prices!

To check out all of the products they have available please visit:



I'm so excited to be teaming up with Canvas Champ for a fun giveaway! One lucky reader will win a 10" X 8" Canvas Print!


Monday, July 21, 2014

Let's kick off our Back-To-School lineup with awesome products from iFrogz! #Giveaway

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

If you're heading back to school this fall we have some awesome products from iFrogz that you won't want to be without!

The first one that we absolutely love is the very affordable iFrogz Tadpole Wireless Bluetooth Speaker. About the size of a keychain the Tadpole retails for only $19.99 and offers BIG sound from a mini wireless speaker. The Tadpole comes in a variety of colors like gray, blue, red, purple and white and offers over two hours of continuous play. We love that it's ultra portable and allows you to bring the party where no other speaker has gone simply by clipping it onto your backpack, purse, belt, keys or wherever you want to play your music loud and clear! I keep mine hooked on my keychain and the boys' love that we can play music where ever we go!


Another great audio product from iFrogz is the Luxe Headphones with Mic. These feature a luxury metallic look and velvet feel at a very affordable price, only $39.99!

We love these just as much as any expensive ones we've had. These sleek headphones offer a blend of perfect bass and crystal clear tones for a full stereo sound. They also include a convenient, in-line single button remote/microphone to control your fave mobile device. I may have pink one's, but it's not stopping the boys from stealing these from me! They are awesome over ear headphones and my fave for working out. I never have to worry about them slipping off or out of my ears and the sound quality is great!


iFrogz offers another great product that I won't leave home without and that's their GoLite Backup Charger and Flashlight.

 I'm on the go and constantly on my phone so it has a tendency to go dead. The GoLite is a sleek, small and convenient little device that quickly charges my phone. All I have to do is plug my phone into it's USB outlet and it offers battery recharging. I love it's portable power and the bright LED flashlight is an added bonus! If you are on the go with your smartphone or tablet, you should definitely have one of these! Not sure how I lived without one of these!


iFrogz offers all of the products mentioned above and many more. Whether you're looking for a fun smartphone case or the best speaker I think you will find what you are looking for at:



iFrogz Photo

It's giveaway time! We've teamed up with iFrogz for a fun back-to-school giveaway and are excited that we are giving away not 1, but 5 iFrogz Tadpole mini wireless Bluetooth speakers!


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Spoil your dog with a trip to Milo's Kitchen Treat Truck -coming to a town near you! #Giveaway

(The Jackson Five Family received a complimentary product sample to help facilitate this reader review and giveaway. However, all opinions are honest and our own!)
If you love spoiling your dog then you have to find a Milo's Kitchen Treat Truck near you. Seriously, the cutest thing on wheels.

Milo's Kitchen offers 100% real, home-style treats to dogs across America. Made in the USA their treats have no artificial colors or flavors and offer only the best for your pooch. You and your dog will love the traveling kitchen which not only offers free samples of their wholesome and delicious treats, but also offers family portraits of you and your dog straight from the Milo's Kitchen photo booth, personalized giveaways and much more!

 Check out their 2014 tour schedule to see when they will be in a town near you.

If Harleigh wasn't so old we would definitely be roadtripping to a treat kitchen near us. Unfortunately she is, but we were still able to sample several flavors. Milo's Kitchen sent us a bag of their Grilled Burger Bites, Steak Grillers and Chicken Grillers for her to try and let's just say she's been woofing them down ;-)

Photo: Which is your dog’s favorite flavor?

I love their concept --"Our dogs deserve to be treated like family". That couldn't be more true for our dog, our first baby. She's been family since day one and we love being good to her, just as she's been so good to us! I love that with Milo's Kitchen we are giving her treats made with real chicken and beef, the number one listed ingredient on the package. She loves them and we love giving them to her!

I hope you get the chance to visit a treat truck soon. Milo's Kitchen treats are also available at major retailers like Walmart, Target, PetSmart, PetCo , Amazon and more.

To learn more about Milo's Kitchen please visit:




We're so excited to be teaming up with the good people over at Milo's Kitchen to bring you a fun giveaway today! One lucky reader will win a gift pack including 3 varieties of Milo's Kitchen dog treats and a $25 Visa gift card to help keep stocked up on your dogs tasty favorites.


Monday, July 14, 2014

Indulge your skin and delight your senses with the New Softsoap Sea Kissed Exfoliating Body Wash...

(The Jackson Five Family received a complimentary product sample to help facilitate this reader feature. However, all opinions are honest and our own!)
Happy Monday!
 Indulge your skin and delight your senses with the new Softsoap Sea Kissed Exfoliating Body Wash!
With lotus flower extract and sea minerals this body wash will transform your shower into your very own seaside paradise. The uniquely designed gentle scrub body wash provides daily moisturization and exfoliation with a rich creamy lather that leaves skin soft, smooth and hydrated.

This has quickly become my summer fave and I can't wait to try the Coconut Island Quench and Ultra Rich Shea Butter and Almond Oil body wash. These are just a few of the many yummy scents offered by softsoap that sound perfect for summer.
 You can check out all of these great body washes and more from Softsoap by visiting:

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

zpizza Offers a Fresher Take on Pizza! Enter the Giveaway...

Are you a fan of pizza pie? It's a family fave in our home and with so many different varieties we never get sick of it.
So when we recently heard about zpizza we had to give it a try! The chain serves the highest quality artisan brick oven baked pizzas, rustica flatbreads, signature salads, pastas, desserts and much more. Whether  you're a traditional pizza lover or a health-conscious consumer I really think you will love what zpizza has to offer.
zpizza is different offering all-natural and organic ingredients, including its fresh produce, award-winning skim mozzarella from grass-fed cows of Wisconsin, certified organic tomato sauce, MSG-free pepperoni with no added nitrites or preservatives, additive free sausage and 100 percent all-natural Non-GMO dough that is prepared fresh daily, hand-thrown and fire-baked until crisp. They also offer gluten-free and vegan options which can be hard to come by when we're talking about pizza. Another great feature about zpizza is that you can dine-in, have it delivered or they offer their Take N Bake option which is great for busy families like ours. I love that we can pick it up and bake it in the convenience of our own home, around our own schedules.
Our zpizza experience...
We recently visited Craig's sister and her family in Virginia Beach and were so excited to find a zpizza location close by. After the beach one day we picked up pizza and salad and took it back to her house to enjoy for an easy meal. After all, who wants to cook while on vacation, zpizza was the perfect dinner solution that night!
There were so many pizza's to choose from --we decided on Pepperoni, Ham and Pineapple and Buffalo Chicken.

We also picked up a few of their Chicken Caesar Salads which was a nice side to the pizza. Not one of us had ever had zpizza before, but after trying it we all said we would have it again. We chose the regular crust, but loved having the option of wheat and gluten-free. The crust was thinner than most, but that's what I liked about it. My personal favorite was the Ham and Pineapple! Craig and Jennifer loved the Buffalo Chicken with bleu cheese crumbles.

If you're looking to try something new, I would highly recommend you checking out zpizza. I love that their ingredients are fresh and a better option when choosing pizza for dinner!
I'm so excited to tell you that I've teamed up with zpizza and they want to give you the opportunity to try it! One lucky reader will win a large pizza of their choice valued up to $18.50 and a zpizza salad valued up to $7.95! Click HERE to find the location nearest you!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Check out our Pool Party with a Purpose sponsored by SwimWays and raising awareness for Operation Smile!

(The Jackson Five Family received a complimentary product sample from SwimWays to help facilitate this reader feature. However, all opinions are honest and our own!)
I hope you had a great 4th of July weekend! We sure did. From the fireworks over the lake to our  "Pool Party with a Purpose" sponsored by SwimWays we had such a fun weekend spent with family and friends.
As part of the SwimWays Swim Team Ambassador program I was able to host a fun pool party and help spread awareness about Operation Smile through the Summer Smile Splash fundraising program sponsored by SwimWays.
Operation Smile is the largest volunteer-based medical charity providing free surgical care to children born with cleft lip and cleft palate. They work in more than 60 countries to help ensure that every child, no matter where they are born, has the chance to smile. Since 1982 Operation Smile has provided more than 220,000 free surgical procedures with help from more than 5,400 medical professionals from 80+ countries!
Today I'm excited to share how YOU can help Operation Smile too! 
With pool season in full swing SwimWays is offering 20% off of their products on swimways.com from now until September, 30th 2014.
A portion of the proceeds from any of their SwimWays Swim Steps products will be donated to Operation Smile. Since 2007 SwimWays customers have helped provide over 5,000 new smiles to children through their partnership with Operation Smile!
SwimWays products and swim team have really helped my kids with their swimming skills this year! Their fave new product from SwimWays is the Original SquiDivers. My kids love diving under water to get these fun dive toys! You can find these and all of the SwimWays products by visiting:
Make sure you use promo code: smilesplash14 at checkout to receive 20% off and to help Operation Smile!
Here are a few more photos from our Pool Party with a Purpose...


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Enter our $25 Kohl's Gift Card Giveaway! #CookWithKohls

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

Cook With Kohls

Have you entered the Food Network #CookWithKohls Sweepstakes yet? If not you better hurry as this is the last week for you to enter for a chance to win a $500 Kohl's gift card!

With the 4th of July almost here I'm sure you are making a yummy dessert right? If so entering will be easy for you as this week's theme is "Summer Desserts" --YUM!
To enter all you have to do is log on to your Twitter or Instagram accounts, post a picture of your favorite summer dessert and be sure to tag @Kohls AND include the hashtag #CookWithKohls. Yes, it's really that easy! (Read official rules here!) 
We absolutely love Kohl's and were excited to learn about all of the Food Network item's they carry. Whether you're looking to host a festive 4th of July party, a summer barbecue with your friends or just love having your family over for a home cooked meal, the Food Network has you covered in the kitchen with so many products to choose from!
We want you to be able to check out all of the Food Network products that Kohl's offers so we are excited to give you the chance to win a $25 Kohl's gift card!
(Please DO NOT use the hashtag #CookWithKohls when entering our $25 gift card giveaway. It is only to be used when entering the $500 gift card #CookWithKohls Sweepstakes!)