Thursday, October 30, 2014

Keep kids warm and stylish this Fall with outerwear from the Eddie Bauer Kids Collection...

(The Jackson Five Family received a complimentary product sample from the sponsor to help facilitate this reader review. However, all opinions are honest and our own!)
It's time to get the winter coats out around here. The high for Saturday is only 39 with the lows getting down into the 20's and there's a slight chance of snow flurries--can you say brrrrrrrr!
As a mom it's very important to make sure my boys' stay warm. They love to be outside regardless of the temperature or weather conditions so finding them a coat that is warm, comfortable and stylish is always my mission!
The Eddie Bauer Kids Collection offers just that. I'm a big fan of the puffy coat this season and fell in love with the Eddie Bauer Boys' Downlight Hoodie. I love my little guy in it and he really likes it too...
It features 650 Fill Premium Down which makes it ultralight and warm without any added bulk. It also features 'StormRepel' making it water resistant. Instead of the water soaking into the fabric it beads up and rolls off or evaporates.
 Jace likes the soft handwarmer pockets as well as the built-on hood which is sometimes hard to find on kids coats anymore. Having an attached hood is so important especially if your kids are like mine and somehow always lose their hats!
The Downlight Hoodie is available in 3 modern colors and it's available in a girl version as well!
Check out this coat as well as the entire Eddie Bauer Kids Outerwear Collection by visiting:

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Win a box of BAND-AID Brand Adhesive Bandages featuring Isaac Mizrahi and signed by the designer himself! #Giveaway

(The Jackson Five Family received a complimentary product to help facilitate this reader feature and giveaway. However all opinions are honest and our own! The sponsor is fully responsible for shipping and fulfilling the giveaway prize!)

If you love fashion then you know who Isaac Mizrahi is. He's been an acclaimed fashion designer and leader in the fashion industry for almost 30 years bringing timeless, cosmopolitan style to wardrobes nationwide.

Band-Aid Designer Adhesive Bandages
I'm a big fan and am excited today to tell you about his partnership with BAND-AID Brand Adhesive Bandages! I'm a girly girl and hate when I get a cut and have to sport a boring, ugly bandage or worse yet, one of my kids cartoon character ones because that's usually what's in our cabinet.
So when I heard about BAND-AID's partnership with Isaac Mizrahi and his pretty new bandages that are inspired by his past and present collections I got excited. I know they are just bandages, but now if I get a cut I can wear something pretty that might just match my outfit :-)
The bandages come in a variety of designs, including watercolors, hearts, stripes, camouflage and roses. BAND-AID Brand Adhesive Bandages by Isaac Mizrahi offer a glamorous way to cover up and protect cuts and scraps for more fashionable healing. If you have a little girl or love pretty things yourself then you will definitely want to stock up on a few boxes of these. They will transform moments of hurt into moments of caring in a very stylish way!
You can find the BAND-AID Brand Adhesive Bandages featuring Isaac Mizrahi in Walgreens stores and by visiting Each box comes with 20 assorted bandages in different designs and sizes and the suggested retail is $2.99!
I was recently sent a box of the BAND-AID Brand Adhesive Bandages featuring Isaac Mizrahi and when it arrived I was so excited to find that it was signed by Isaac himself!
I'm excited to tell you that we have one more box of these signed by Isaac Mizrahi and you have the chance of wining it!!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Disney On Ice Princesses & Heroes Recap #DisneyOnIceInsider...

I received something of value from Feld Entertainment as part of their Insider Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
  Last night we attended the opening night of Princesses and Heroes at the WSU Nutter Center in Dayton, OH. What a great show it was. Craig and I took the boys' and it was such a fun night out together as a family.
Fun at Disney On Ice Princesses & Heroes! #DisneyOnIceInsider #disneyonice #fun #magical #greatshow
If you're looking for something to do this weekend in the Dayton area I highly recommend going! There are still plenty of shows left for you to catch. Tickets are available for Friday 10/24 at 7pm, Saturday 10/25 at 1pm and 5pm as well as on Sunday 10/26 at 1pm and 5pm.
Disney On Ice Princesses and Heroes was such a magical experience with so much talent involved. The characters really came alive during their performances and wowed the crowd with their ice skating twists, turns, high-flying jumps and acrobatic stunts.
If you love the Disney Princesses you will love this show with appearances from Ariel, Sleeping Beauty's Aurora, Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Rapunzel, Tiana and of course their loving heroes like Prince Eric and Prince Phillip.
The best part of the show in our opinion was when Elsa and Anna hit the ice from Disney's Frozen. Our boys' loved seeing the hilarious Olaf too.
You can imagine the crowds excitement when they started singing Frozen's "Let It Go" hit song. Everyone was singing along and it was cute seeing all of the little girls in their princess dresses up singing and dancing along. It was tons of fun and a memorable moment of the night!

Mickey and Minnie also made guest appearances and the show ended with some great fireworks. We had so much fun and can't wait to go back to Disney On Ice
 in the future!


Nuance Wine Finer Deluxe Steel Wine Aerator Giveaway

(The Jackson Five Family blog is posting this giveaway on the sponsors behalf. We have nothing to do with this giveaway and are not responsible for prize fulfillment or prize redemption)
If  you're a wine lover then you'll love the giveaway going on over at the Wine Vine Imports blog!

They are giving away a Nuance Wine Finer Deluxe Stainless Steel Wine Aerator, perfect for all of those holiday parties!
There are very low entries, hop on over  to the BLOG for your chance to win! Giveaway ends October 6th!
 Good luck entering!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

VTech #SmartwatchSweeps

(The below information and gift card I will receive have been provided to me by VTech for posting on their behalf.)
Do your children have dreams of becoming the next Mozart? How about the next President or even a secret spy? Do your children constantly keep you on your toes? We know that kids LOVE showing off their playful personalities and as a proud parent or caretaker you should too!
So today I'm excited to share the VTech Smartwatch Sweeps contest with you. Vtech would love for you to share your "That's My Kid" moment on social media using the hashtag #smartwatchsweeps -- Simply share and submit an image of your child/children showing off their one-of-a-kind kid moments and you'll be entered for a chance to win a VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch, the perfect gift this holiday season.
My kids' love the VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch. It's more than just a watch. The Smartwatch lets young photographers capture pictures and videos, play mini learning games and of course tell time in many fun ways and much more!
Enter to win one now...
Simply take a picture or video of your child/children showing off their silly antics for a chance to win! You can upload your photo or video t0 to submit your entry or tag your photo with the hashtag #smartwatchsweeps when posting it to Twitter and/or Instagram!
At the end of every week, 5 entries will be selected at random to receive a Smartwatch and if you win your entry will be highlighted as one of VTech's "Smartwatch Kids of the Week" on their social media channels!
To learn more about the VTech Smartwatch Sweeps you can "Like" the VTech Facebook page, Follow on Twitter @vtechtoys and on Instagram here.
Please read the official rules before entering!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

VTech Disney Pixar Play and I Spy Adventure InnoTab Learning Cartridges #giveaway

(The Jackson Five Family received a complimentary product sample to help facilitate this reader feature and giveaway. All opinions are honest and our own! All giveaway prizes are shipped by the sponsor, we are not responsible for prize fullfillment.)

My boys love their InnoTab Learning Tablets from VTech and as a parent I love that not only are they fun for the boys, but they are also very educational. 

VTech offers an extensive line of educational learning cartridges that include age-appropriate games, e-Books and more that allow children to progressively learn key subjects such as math, reading and science. 

We recently received two new cartridges -- Disney Pixar Play Learning Cartridge and the I Spy Adventure Learning Cartridge. The boys love trying new games and I love that VTech offers so many cartridges that the learning and fun on their InnoTab's never gets old. 

The Disney Pixar Play is geared for ages 4-7 and kids will love being able to explore the fun games and activities which feature their favorite characters from Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Monsters University and The Incredibles. Both boys enjoyed this one and I love that it's great for teaching spelling, letters, vocab, reading, phonics and creativity. It also has an e-Book on it that retells the story of the movie The Incredibles and allows them to take photos of themselves with their favorite Pixar characters. 

My boys' are huge fans of I Spy books so they loved the new I Spy Adventure cartridge. It's filled with fun problem-solving adventures that lets them practice early reading skills as they read and solve I Spy riddles. It also allows them to play games and unlock 50 levels of play --each level is a little more challenging than the last! 


We love the InnoTab Tablet. It's a great gift idea for the upcoming holiday season and with so many cartridges to choose from the fun and learning will never end! One of the things that I love most is that no matter which InnoTab you have (We have the 2S and 3S) the games are compatible with each. That even includes the brand new InnoTab MAX!

You can view the InnoTab Tablet and all of the Cartridges available by visiting:


One lucky reader will win the InnoTab Disney Pixar Play Learning Cartridge and the InnoTab I Spy Adventure Learning Cartridge (Together it's almost a $50 value!!).


Monday, October 13, 2014

Disney On Ice Presents Princesses & Heroes October 22 - 26 at Dayton's Wright State University Nutter Center. Win tickets now... #DisneyOnIceInsider

I received something of value from Feld Entertainment as part of their Insider Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Disney On Ice Princesses & Heroes is coming to Dayton, Ohio Wednesday October 22nd - October 26th at the Wright State University Nutter Center.

There will be performances on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th at 7pm, and on the 25th and 26th at both 1pm and 5pm -- Click here to purchase tickets to a Disney On Ice show near you!


Ariel and friends

Bring your friends and family to an exciting show as Disney On Ice Princesses and Heroes take the stage where you'll enter a world of wonder where heroes and hearts prevail. Join Ariel as she yearns to explore the world above the waves and Prince Eric as he breaks Ursula’s slithering spell to reclaim his one true love. See Price Phillip, in a race against time to rescue Sleeping Beauty’s Aurora, defeat the evil Maleficent as she transforms herself into a fire-breathing dragon!

Be there to discover a whole new world with Jasmine and Aladdin. And, watch in awe as the dreams of Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Rapunzel and Tiana all come true. High-flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating and lovable Disney friends are just a wish away! See Disney On Ice presents Princesses & Heroes Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt where believing is just the beginning!


We had so much fun last year watching Disney On Ice as they celebrated with their 100 Years of Magic performance. We are so excited and looking forward to this year's Princesses and Hereos show and we want to share the magic with you!

 Now is your chance to enter to win a family 4 pack of tickets to Disney On Ice Princesses and Heroes opening night performance on Wednesday October 22nd at 7pm at the Wright State University Nutter Center in Dayton!


Monday, October 6, 2014

Epson makes labeling easy! #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. Sponsor is fully responsible for shipping the giveaway prize.)


Epson makes labeling easy! So today I'm excited to share two of their products with you that will have you labeling everything in to time!
The first product is the Epson Labelworks LW-600P Portable Label Printer that allows you to print directly from your smartphone, tablet or computer with Bluetooth capabilities.

It's perfect for labeling food and spices in the kitchen, it's perfect for those boxes in the closet or basement that you have no idea what's in them unless you open them first, it's great for making address or gift labels and it's even fun for the kids to use.
 Within minutes of me taking it out of the box and setting it up I was printing labels. I needed no help from my husband which isn't always the case when I'm trying to set up a Bluetooth enabled device by myself. I simply downloaded the app to my iPad and with a few clicks I had my first label printed.

I created this salad label with the date it was made, 10/01/2014 so that anyone who gets in the fridge can see how fresh it is or rather how old it might be! I created it freehand, but there are tons of fonts to choose from.

I let the boys play around with it and Jace created this Halloween label using one of the fonts and he chose a pumpkin/October icon as well. There are also tons of icons to choose from. This printer also allows you to print barcodes and QR codes so it's perfect for both home and office use. I love that it's small, portable and allows you to use different width tapes depending on your labeling needs.
The next product from Epson that I'm excited to share with you is the very portable LabelWorks Iron-On Kit which allows you to create attractive, long-lasting labels for uniforms, clothing, backpacks and other fabric items.

This is a great product if you have kids. We all know that labeling their coats for school and other items they may take with them out of the house is so important.

It's been chilly here and we've had to get all of our coats and jackets out so I've been labeling all of their outerwear like crazy. This labeler is so easy to use. It's battery operated (optional cord) so it's easy to make iron-on labels wherever you are. I've been putting fun sports fonts with our last name on the labels and ironing them into all of their things.

 I love that this labeler has many fonts and icons to choose from. It allows you to adjust the size and print on two lines if needed. You can also purchase different kinds of tapes to use like strong adhesive and glow-in-the-dark which would be fun!


If you love to label things or want to start these products make it fun and easy.

You can view all of the Epson Label Printers by visiting:


We've teamed up with Espon to give you the chance to win the LabelWorks Iron-On Kit ($69.99) that we love and have feature above!



Friday, October 3, 2014

It's time for Fall Family Fun and a #GWLchat...

Happy Fall! The high here tomorrow is only 48 degrees and that has me thinking about cute scarves, monogrammed boots, caramel apple cider drinks, pumpkin crafts and of course trick-or-treating which the boys' love!
With so many things to do and so little time to do it all, how do you make the most of this colorful season?
 Join me @Jackson5FamBLOG, alongside @GreatWolfLodge as we co-host a Twitter Chat this coming Tuesday, October 7th at 12 p.m. eastern time as we talk about fall family fun and much more!
Join the fun and don't miss out on the chat as we will be giving one random participant a Howl-O-Ween prize pack that will include a $50 GWL gift card, candy from Just Born, maker of PEEPS, Mike and Ike candy and Hot Tamales, and even a Wiley the Wolf plush!
Visit the Great Wolf Blog to learn more!
Don't forget to use the hashtag #GWLchat while participating Tuesday!