Sunday, August 30, 2015

Receive 20% off at LabelDaddy.com when you use discount code usfamily20

The Jackson Five Family received a complimentary product sample to help facilitate this reader feature. However, all opinions are honest and our own! 
 
School's just starting here and with so many supplies the kids have to bring in the teachers here require each item to be labeled. Sure a permanent marker might work on some items, but if you need to label a pencil or something else small that just doesn't work. Label daddy has you covered --from their extra small labels perfect for a pencil to something more important like an allergy label you'll find these items and more at Label Daddy.
 
    Label Daddy is the number one solution for labeling your belongings! They make it easy to label everything. Why not label clothing, sports equipment, electronics, and other personal belongings your kids bring to school, camp, sports leagues, day care, vacation etc. so that they'll always know who it belongs to. Label Daddy labels keep them from getting lost or mixed up with others. These labels are great for adults too! -- Put them on your sunglass/eyeglass case, phone, camera, sports equipment, tablet, e-reader, hats, clothing, and more so you'll always know that it's yours.

 Label Daddy labels are super durable peel-and-stick washable labels -- they're washer/dryer safe, microwave safe, dishwasher safe and UV resistant! Label Daddy labels are also fun and attractive. You design your own labels! Pick from tons of colors, sizes and logos, including Disney and Marvel characters, MLB, NBA, and NHL team logos, other sport and fun logos, and more. Their exclusive laminated coating gives labels an extra layer of protection and is a must for camp! These labels are made in the USA and shipped directly to you worldwide.

Right now you can save 20% on your entire Label Daddy order - this is the best discount available anywhere.
 
 Use code USFAMILY20 at checkout.
 

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Let Urban Armor Gear protect your phone or tablet as you head back to school this year!

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

 
It's back-to-school time once again and that means new school supplies and much more. If you're sending one of your kids to school or college with an electronic device you need to make sure they have a case that will fully protect it.
 
 
Unfortunately, I've cracked my cell phone screen before and the boys' dropped our iPad and the screen shattered on it as well. If we would have had good protective cases on these item's our chances of them breaking would have been much less, or maybe not at all.
My husband recently had the opportunity to try the Urban Armor Gear Aero iPhone 5 case and it's been great and actually saved his phone from breaking. Believe it or not right before we left for vacation he was cleaning out our car at the carwash and he set his phone in the crack where the windshield wipers are. He forgot it was there and got almost home and it flew up and over the car. He realized right away what it was and stopped to search for his phone. He was panicked and thought for sure it would be crack and completely broken. When he found his phone which landed on the pavement it was still in one piece. No cracked screen, not broken at all. The UAG case was a little scratched up, but it saved his phone and we are thankful he had it on to protect it.
 
 
From minor bumps to hard drops like my husbands phone flying off the car, UAG offers full protection for your phones and tablets. UAG products are impact resistant with their patented Composite design which fuses a hard outer shell with a soft impact resistant core. Their products meet military drop-test standards without compromising functionality. With the lightweight case and HD screen protector on you still have easy access to your touch-screen and ports at all times. Some cases that offer all of this are bulky and also compromise how well you can hear etc... we love that this is the complete opposite of the Aero iPhone 5 case.

 
Learn more about Urban Armor Gear products and find the case that's right for you by visiting:
 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Happy National Dog Day #WellnessTruFood

The Jackson Five Family received a complimentary product sample to help facilitate this reader feature. However, our dog loves Wellness TruFood and all opinions are our own!
 
Happy National Dog Day!
 
 
I didn't realize there was an actual day to celebrate, but hey after 13 years I don't see a reason not to! So today we'll celebrate Harleigh, as if she's not spoiled enough!
 
 
She's become one of the family members after all of these years. She's smart, loyal, and mostly lazy these days, but has been a great dog. She's always excited to see us when we get home and loves the boys.
 

 
She loves laying in the yard when the boys are playing outside, loves chasing a laser light and will occasionally play ball with us. She loves table scraps, treats and her Wellness TruFood dog food. Giving her the best at her age is so important to us and Wellness TruFood is different. It's made with healthy foods like salmon, flax seed, coconut oil, pumpkin, ginger, chia seeds and so much more. With Wellness TruFood we feel like we're giving her the best nutrition we can.
If you're looking for whole-foods and healthy nutrition for your dog or cat I think you would love Wellness TruFood too.
 
They actually have a cool Wellness TruFood Wagon that travels from city to city giving out free samples, prizes and information to pet lovers about their artfully blended TruFood recipes and living nutrition philosophy.
 
Find a location near you here!
 
 
Cheers to #NationalDogDay! We definitely celebrated and spoiled our doggy today.
 
 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Pearl Olives #PearlsLunchMoney Sweepstakes

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Pearl Olives -- However, we love olives and all opinions are honest and our own!

"Olive You"
I Love You
 
 
--yes, oh yes, I do,  I LOVE olives and am so excited for the new Pearl Olives To Go individual olive cups.
 
 
Grady and I both love olives unlike Jace and Craig who won't touch them so these individual cups are perfect for just the two of us. Available in 4 varieties -- Black Olives, Kalamata, Sliced and Pimento Stuffed they are the perfect size for popping in his lunch box or a great mom snack for me throughout the day.
 

I love that they are easy to open and mess free. There is no liquid to spill, they are already pitted and I love that they are a low-cal alternative to other after school treats. Grady's fave are the black and I've been enjoying the gourmet Kalamata --yum! Just give me some cheese and wine and I've got the perfect mix!
 
 
Pearl Olives have a fun sweepstakes going on. From now until 9/11 you could win $50 in lunch money and some other great prizes daily! All you have to do to have a chance to win is hop on over to the Pearl Olives Facebook page and click on their 'Win $50 Lunch Money' tab. Pass the Pearl Olives 3 question quiz or post a photo of you on Instagram at the grocery store holding your fave Pearl Olives To Go with the hashtag #PearlsLunchMoney to be entered.

Good Luck and Happy Entering!

WWW.Olives.COM/Pearls
 
 

Monday, August 24, 2015

Let us help you with your Back-To-School shoe shopping with a $60 Umi Kids Shoe giftcard giveaway!

The Jackson Five Family received a complimentary product sample to help facilitate this reader feature. However, all opinions are honest and our own!
 
 
Tomorrow is the first day of school --ready or not it's really that time again. Is it just me or did summer fly by once again? As much as I'm not ready to have my boys' gone all day, they are excited to get back to their friends etc... One thing this momma loves to do is school shop. There's just something fun about new bookbags, new clothes and of course new shoes, even the boys get excited about those!
 
 
 After all, new shoes make you run faster and jump higher, just ask Grady!
 
 
 Our boys' are hard on shoes so we tend to turn to some of our tried and true, great quality, great fit, kid tested and mom approved brands like Umi when shoe shopping. Grady picked out the Jett B II for fall and it's the perfect canvas sneaker. It's available in both boy and girl colors and we love that it slips on and off. No stopping to tie, no slipping off, just a great breathable shoe that offers awesome traction, perfect for gym days or kicking around with friends.
 
 
Jace is going to be 10 in less than a month and definitely has his own style these days. He's like his dad and loves tennis shoes, but they both also love looking a little more polished and that's why he picked out the Umi Saul lii in dark brown.
 

 
The Saul lii is a professional shoe built for small feet. The slip on moc is constructed of soft genuine leather, has plush removable insoles and features the UmiCloud Tech memory foam to keep your guy comfortable all day. It's the perfect shoe for fall and offers a casual look with jeans or can be worn a little more preppy.
 
 
We love Umi and would love to help you with your back-to-school shopping this year! We've teamed up with Umi to give you the chance to win a $60 gift card right here on the blog. You can also hop on over to the Umi website and enter the Fall Style Sweepstakes going on now until 8/30/15 --You have the chance of winning 1 of 3 $200 Umi gift cards!
 
- ENTER OUR $60 GC GIVE-A-WAY BELOW -
 
 
 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Our recent trip to Dollywood in the Great Smoky Mountains of TN...

(The Jackson Five Family blog received a complimentary product sample to help facilitate this reader feature. However, all opinions are honest and our own!)
It's Dollywood's 30th year anniversary and we had the chance to visit this summer while traveling to Pigeon Forge. We met our good friends at the park for a day full of adventure and fun. We arrived around 10 am and stayed just before closing. There is entertainment for the whole family at Dollywood. I love that Dollywood offers so much more than just rollercoasters.
One of our favorite things in the park is the Dollywood Express, an authentic 110-ton coal-fired steam engine that takes you on a breathtaking 5 mile journey through the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. What a great attraction for the young and the old.
Another park fave is the area called the 'Country Fair' -- from carnival games and prizes to the classic ferris wheel and fair food it's another great place for all ages to spend some time.
The boys' also really loved the Jukebox Junction. They loved taking a ride back in time and being able to drive their very own classic cars on the Rockin' Roadway.
Of course those are only a few of our loves at Dollywood. At the end of the day we were whooped. We loved visiting the Eagle Mountain Sanctuary and taking in a live bird show in the Wings of America Theater. We conquered a few fears and rode the FireChaser Express and the crazy wooden coaster, Thunderhead. We ended the day with some famous Dollywood Cinnamon Bread from Grist Mill -- a highly recommend treat if you eat nothing else! Whether you're seeking big thrills, or an enjoyable day sightseeing through the Smoky theme park shops and enjoying all of the entertainment offered I think you'll love Dollywood just as much as we have. There's no doubt that we will be visiting again soon!
 
Learn more about the upcoming fall and Christmas season at Dollywood by visiting:
 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Welcome Shawn Anderson -- Zulily's Kids Fashion Expert is talking back-to-school savings and much more today!



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

I'm so excited to be teaming up with zulily today and their Kids Fashion Expert,Shawn Anderson. As a mother of four, Shawn knows from personal experience how to make sure you get everything your child needs for school, at the best prices.  She's offered some great advice on how to help you save, get ahead of the game and stay organized during back-to-school shopping this year...
 
 
#1 Plan in advance: Don't be that person who waits until the last minute to start school shopping. There's nothing worse than everything being picked over and feeling rushed. Shawn's advice is to avoid the stress of last-minute shopping by getting started now and finishing before all of the good deals are gone.
 
 
#2 Get Organized: Put together a back-to-school checklist so you don't forget any of the necessities. It's also a great idea to clean out the closets before shopping to see what stays and what goes before adding more.
 
 
#3 Shop Online: Sites like zulily.com offer parents a wide variety of back-to-school essentials for kids. You can find everything from clothes, shoes and accessories to school supplies, toys and much much more at incredible prices without ever leaving your home. 
 
 
#4 Stockpile your favorite items at a discount: Shawn says when you find something your child loves and needs each year for school at a great price, be sure to buy a few extra. Take advantage of these deals for years to come!
 
 
#5 Last, but not least make sure you check in with the kids: It's never a good feeling to buy your child new clothes or school supplies, only to find out that their favorite color has changed etc... Individuality is so in right now, get the kids involved with the shopping process so you make sure you're buying items they like and want to use as well.

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The zulily shopping app makes back-to-school shopping easy and fun --Using the zulily app is like opening a hand-held treasure chest every day. You never know what you'll uncover, but you know you're bound to find something great! It's so convenient allowing you to shop while on the go. It not only saves you time, but you'll save money and discover the items you need and want all in one place.
 
 zulily App Highlights:
    Educational Tutorial – after first installing, users are displayed a brief, informative tutorial on how to use the new application.  
        “New Today” Event Accessibility – a clear, easily accessible layout displays a customer’s personalized list of “New Today” events directly through the application.
   Personalization – zulily has built upon its proprietary personalization technology to create a completely individualized homepage view, from top to bottom. The app learns customer’s preferences and then features the most relevant sales events and information front and center for quick, meaningful shopping.
          Daily Refreshment of New Events – the shopping platform refreshes every morning at 6 a.m. for customers to shop newly curated events.
   “Bookmarked” Favorites – while browsing zulily’s events, customers have the ability to select favorites and “bookmark” for easy access.  A “bookmark” ribbon will be displayed on the watch application and instantly synced with the “New Today” tab on the existing iPhone application. This feature allows shoppers to easily customize events to shop at a later time on the iPhone app.
We hope that these tips will help you be a successful back-to-school shopper this year! Make sure you check zulily daily as things are always being added and you never know what you'll find!

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Wellness TruFood --Give your dog the bet nutrition to keep them healthy and happy!

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






Our dog, Harleigh is like family. She's 13 and definitely aging so feeding her the best dog food is very important to us. We recently discovered Wellness TruFood --living nutrition.
 
 
 
Wellness TruFood is different than your typical dry dog food. Their recipes focus on the vibrant goodness of whole-foods from the farm, field and sea. They bake whole foods in small batches and artfully blend the healthy ingredients together like whole-prey protein, grain-free fiber, antioxidant-rich superfoods and probiotics to give your dog the best nutrition possible.
 
Harleigh's been eating the Wellness TruFood Salmon, Turkey Liver and Flaxseed recipe for adult dogs over 1 year old. It's made with 70% more raw protein than typical dry dog food. There are no meat by-products, artificial preservatives, colors or flavors in it. It's free of grains, potatoes and wheat's and is instead made with things like salmon, turkey liver, beets, coconut oil, chia seeds, ginger, pumpkin, kale and live yogurt cultures.
 
I love that each batch of Wellness TruFood is gently mixed, rolled into shapes, slowly cooked and carefully blended to give your dog the best food possible. They take pride in giving your dog the best nutrition which in return gives your dog longer walks, more wags of the tail and more years with your loved family members ensuring they are the happiest and healthiest they can be!
 
Wellness Trufood has varieties for both dogs and cats. You can learn more by visiting:
 
 

Monday, August 10, 2015

Head back-to-school in the latest denim from Kohl's and much, much more!

(The Jackson Five Family received a complimentary product sample to help facilitate this reader feature. However, all opinions are honest and our own!)
We're gearing up for back-to-school --with only a few short weeks of summer left the boys will soon embark on a new year! This weekend in Ohio was the first ever 'tax free' weekend so it was the perfect time for Craig and I to do some back-to-school shopping.  We headed to Kohl's and this momma not only found some great things for her boys', but I had to grab a few things for myself too! Of course all moms need to reward themselves for having their kids home all summer, talk about hard work!
 
 I'm so excited to share what we found...
 
 
One of my everyday staples is jeggings. They are comfy without the feel of a heavy denim and are perfect paired with just about everything in my closet. They are my go-to whether dressing up or down and always look good.
 
 
 I la-la-love these Jennifer Lopez Skinny Jeggings. They are super dark, super stretchy and give you a pulled together look while still allowing you to be comfy all day. They hug your legs in all the right places and if you're a mom like me you'll love the higher waistline! I've paired them with my fave  LC Lauren Conrad Flip-Flops and two of the cutest LC Lauren Conrad tops, both perfect for chilly summer nights and the upcoming fall season.
 
The above Bow-Sleeve Crepe Top is available in 4 fun colors. The Floral French Terry Top below is my fave, fave, fave. It's available in 3 fun colors and features the sweetest chiffon hem. It's on the longer side and perfect with my jeggings. I will definitely be getting it in the other two colors!
 
 
Grady puts the 'awesomeness' in this head-to-tow look from Kohl's. From everyday denim to the latest brands of footwear and backpacks, you're sure to find everything you need all in one place.

 
 
 
Like Grady and I everybody needs a great pair of jeans  in their closet and Kohl's offers the latest styles for the whole family. Denim will never go out of style and is a back-to-school staple year, after year. Whether you're looking for a great jean jacket, my favorite- jeggings or jeans for the kids this school year look no further, Kohl's has you covered in the denim department and much, much more!