Monday, December 28, 2015

Take your Skincare and Oral Health to a new level in 2016 with the LUNA Mini and Issa from Foreo!

The Jackson Five Family was provided with a complimentary sample for review. However, all opinions are honest and our own!


Heading into 2016 there is no better time to start taking care of you! FOREO's line of skincare and cleansing tools can help you look and feel your best going into the new year. I've recently started using two of their products and love them, so today I'm excited to share those with you!
First is the Foreo LUNA mini, stylish and compact this facial cleansing device features T-Sonic pulsations for gentle exfoliation that's designed for everyday use on all skin types and offers anti-aging benefits.
The palm-sized device delivers deep, yet gentle facial cleansing with its unique silicone brush consisting of soft and smooth touch-points. This combination gently removes dead skin cells and makeup residue. It unclogs pores of 99.5% of dirt and oil enhancing the absorption of skincare products which helps deliver visibly brighter, more radiant skin.

We all think taking care of our skin is time consuming, but the with the LUNA mini it only takes 1 minute twice a day to visibly improve your complexion in just 3 days! I started using this right before Christmas and I'm in love with it. First it's waterproof so I keep in right in the shower so it's always there for me to use. Second one charge lasts up to 300 uses making it perfect to bring with you wherever you go and you'll never have to worry about losing the cord! Third it's made my skin look and feel so much better. Honestly my skin feels so much softer after using the LUNA and my pores are much cleaner! I can't imagine not using this device now that I've had it and I love that the T-Sonic pulsations also offer anti-aging benefits, after all we're not getting any younger!
Mens Holiday Set
You'll also want to check out the regular LUNA which is available for different skin types and the LUNA just for men!
The next product I'm so excited to tell you about is the Foreo ISSA toothbrush which utilizes the newest in dental care technology. It features high-intensity pulsations which are channeled through soft silicone bristles, instead of the damaging scratching action that standard bristled toothbrushes use. The silicone bristles generate the ideal amount of friction to effectively remove stains and plaque while remaining gentle on tooth enamel and helping to prevent gum recession.

With its ergonomic design, the ISSA's compact form is half the weight of standard electric toothbrushes, and features a brush head with 3D flexibility to adapt to any tooth surface and can brush even the most difficult-to-reach crevices. The brush reminds users to brush a new quadrant of the mouth every 30 seconds and signals when a two-minute brushing routine is completed. 

I've been using this since before Christmas too and it's very different, but it a good way. First I love that because it's made with nonporous silicone it resists bacteria buildup, making it 35 times more hygienic than regular toothbrushes! The toothbrush head lasts for 1 full year and with one charge you can use it 365 times. So if you brush your teeth twice a day like recommended then you only need to charge this twice throughout the whole year or every 6 months! Again, making it perfect for travel and you won't have to worry about losing the cord. The toothbrush is fully waterproof and they also offer a mini version just for kids! I know it sounds weird, but my kids are so messy and slop toothpaste all over the sink so I actually prefer them to brush in the shower so it's a perfect fit for our family. The brush head is a little big compared to what I'm use to, but once you get use to it it's fine!


I'm a huge fan of FOREO products now that I've been using them for several weeks and if you're looking to take your skincare and oral health to a new level in 2016 I highly recommend these two products!

Learn more and take advantage of 20% off the ISSA and ISSA mini through the end of December!


Sunday, December 27, 2015

Ring in the new year with the Biscotti and Kate Mack collection for girls!

The Jackson Five Family received a complimentary product sample to help facilitate this feature. However, all opinions are honest and our own!
What will your little fashionista wear to ring in the new year? Biscotti and Kate Mack outfits are perfect for the occasion!
The pieces in the Biscotti and Kate Mack collection feature the sweetest details making them super cute and ultra-chic. You'll love the ruffles, polka dots, metallic hearts, bows and so much more!
This little cutie was so excited to wear her Kate Mack Heart of Gold Pleather Skirt and matching Heart of Gold Tee -- The bronze skirt is incredibly soft and I love the sequin filled flowers attached to the top. On the front of the tee you'll find a beautifully decorated birdcage adorned with sparkling stones and pleather flowers that match the skirt. Pair this outfit with tights and boots and she'll be ready to dance into the new year!

At Biscotti and Kate Mack you'll find a large selection of unique dresses, outerwear, swimwear and so much more.  You have to check out the Spring '16 collection. I love the adorable swimsuits which are modern and chic! So fun!!
Right now when you sign up for the Biscotti and Kate Mack newsletter on their website you'll get 10% off your first purchase, so it's the perfect time to get ahead of the game and stock up on all of your spring faves!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Sprinkle a bit of magic into the holidays with Reindeer Dust --poem and recipe!

If you believe in Santa Claus, fairy tales and making dreams come true, then Reindeer Dust is the book for you!
If you love Christmas traditions and gearing up for Santa's arrival then this is a great book to read this holiday and the perfect gift idea as well! Reindeer Dust is an interactive picture book that engages the imagination through family participation. The book tells the classic tale of how the Reindeer Dust tradition first began. Designed with the entire family in mind, the book includes the magical Reindeer Dust recipe which is said to attract Santa's reindeer on Christmas Day so he'll be sure to make a stop at your house this holiday!
Kids of all ages will love reading the poem and making this easy recipe to sprinkle on the lawn come Christmas Eve.
(Makes 15-20 servings)
2 Cups oats for energy
1/2 cup bran for strength
1/4 cup natural or brown sugar to sparkle
15 small cellophane bags
15 decorative boxes or bags
Mix together the oats, bran and brown sugar in a medium bowl. Scoop 2-3 tablespoons of the mixture into each cellophane bag. Tie with ribbon. Insert each magical reindeer dust packet into a decorative box or bag. Sprinkle the Reindeer Dust on the lawn Christmas Eve to attract Santa's Reindeer!
It's so fun having traditions that spark fun and make the holidays a little more magical. Learn more about the Reindeer Dust book by visiting:
Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Make your holiday party a success with supplies, decor, crafts and more from Oriental Trading!

The Jackson Five Family received a complimentary product sample to help facilitate this post. However, all opinions are honest and our own!
While planning parties I always turn to Oriental Trading for all of my party supply needs. Whether you're hosting Christmas, helping out with the kids classroom parties or ringing in the new year with great friends, Oriental Trading has everything you need to make your party a success. Create memorable holidays with Oriental Trading's large selection of affordable décor, tableware, crafts and more!

I love helping out with the kids classroom parties and one thing kids love to get are treat bags. It's something special that they can take home and it's all theirs. This year we assembled Christmas treat bags for Grady's class and he had so much fun helping fill each bag and is excited to pass them out next week.
We ordered the cutest polka dot and chevron bags and tons of goodies to put in them.
The kids are going to love assembling these fun snowman and Santa magnet crafts. Add a mustache, beard or bowtie and they'll be modern and cool. We ordered girl versions too.

Grady also wanted to fill the bags with candy, coloring books, crayons and stocking stuffer toys for all of his friends so we did just that!

 They are going to love these! Oriental trading didn't disappoint once again. We even got ourselves a Santa hat and Elf hat to wear while passing them out! Too fun!

Once again Oriental Trading offered quality products at affordable prices and everything that we needed this year to make the holidays a little more special for some 1st graders!


Make sure you not only check out all of their Christmas supplies, but everything you need to ring in the new year as well! Their New Years items look fun!


Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

I'm prepared for a white Christmas with some great products from Snow Joe...

The Jackson Five Family received a complimentary product sample to help facilitate this reader feature. However, all opinions are honest and our own!
Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Usually by now we've had several inches of snow on the ground, but this year has been very mild. I'm not complaining, but the minute we do get some accumulation I want to be prepared. We've been snowed in and unprepared in the past and it's no fun rushing around trying to figure out what we need to clear the snow.
Snow Joe 18 in. 40-Volt Lithium-Ion Hybrid Snow Blower
Snow Joe is here to help! We don't have a huge space to clear when it snows, but still need to be able to use the sidewalks and driveway so their new iON Hybrid Snowblower ($349 Home Depot) is the perfect fit for us.
The Hybrid is the first ever snow blower that allows users to choose between corded and cordless operation making it ideal for quick and easy snow removal.
The 40V lithium ion battery lasts for more than 50 minutes, while the cord provides extended clearing time or back up for when the battery has not been charged. The Hybrid can plow 500 pounds of light and fluffy snow per minute, but it's not meant to compete with a gas-powered unit and is not intended for the same kind of heavy use.  
Snow Joe Plus 13-Inch 10-Amp Electric Snow Shovel - 323E - unit
Another great product they offer is the Snow Joe Plus 323E Electric Snow Shovel ($99.99). It's the perfect product to clear snow from decks, steps and walkways. It boasts a powerful 10-amp motor and can toss snow up to 20 feet. It clears a path 13-wide, by 6 inches deep helping you get the job done in no time at all. You'll love that it only weighs 14 lbs making it very easy to use and to transport around your home.
Snow Joe illum-n-Broom LED lighted 4-in-1 Snow Broom + Ice Scraper - SJBLZD-LED - SJBLZD-LED-3
The last product is the Snow Joe illum-n-Broom LED lighted 4-in-1 Snow Broom and Ice Scrapper ($29.99). Everyone should keep one of these in their car --Sweep, Scrape and illuminate with this revolutionary 4-in-1 device that can be used as a snow broom, ice scraper, flashlight and emergency blinker all in one convenient, compact tool.
Let Snow Joe prepare you for the next snowfall...

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Visit the Hollywood Wax Museum in Pigeon Forge this holiday season! Save $2 on your All Access Pass...

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

If you're visiting Pigeon Forge over the holidays you'll definitely want to visit the world-famous Hollywood Wax Museum. You can't miss the 40,000-pound 'Great Ape' that sit's atop this building and offers enormous fun inside!
Not only is it tons of fun, but you'll love posing with some of the biggest stars, while learning about their pets, pet peeves, and great accomplishments. Movie buffs, pop culture lovers, and everyone who wants to step into the spotlight with the stars will enjoy the fun, entertainment, creativity and artistry that the museum offers.

Make sure you check out the All Access Pass! When purchased you'll get to take a ride up into the mouth of Great Ape and see the spectacular Smoky Mountains from the VIP Observation Deck (weather permitting). You'll also get to check out Hanna's Maze of Mirrors and make your way through the mirrored corridors hidden inside the Castle of Savannah to save Princess Hannah from the curse of the Ugly Hetty.  You'll have to make your way through 288 potential turns among hundreds of mirrored walls and archways and several sections where you see infinite reflections in every direction.
With the All Access pass you can also join the battle against evil at Castle of Chaos, the world's first 5D haunted attraction. Your mission: help the Paranormal Professor find out what supernatural activity is lurking inside. Soon you'll find yourself in an all-out shooting adventure where the highest scorers appear on the screen. Finally, in Outbreak - Dread the Undead, you must stop a worldwide viral outbreak! Chemacorp might mean well with Alpha Strain, but the gene-altering substance turns humans into zombies. The challenge? Rid the world of Alpha Strain and prevent a total zombie apocalypse! 

We're giving you $2 OFF ALL ACCESS PASSES here!

For more information and to plan your upcoming visit to the Hollywood Wax Museum in Pigeon Forge, please visit:

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Top Toy Trends for the Holiday Season from zulily!

The following is a sponsored post written by the Jackson Five family while working with zulily. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Top Toy Trends for the Holiday Season from zulily
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'Tis the season for gifting little ones the toys they've been wanting all year long. This year, it's not just about play --the most popular toys this season promote learning and creativity too!

With that being said, we've tapped zulily's resident and toy expert Kenji Yoshinari for a list of trends to keep in mind as you scour the zulily Toy Shop for the perfect gifts that will both entertain and educate your child this season. Kenji's tips are:
  • Use the Force to make sure you give the hottest toys! With the upcoming December 18th premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, we're sure Star Wars toys and apparel will be flying off the shelves this holiday season. Make sure to purchase early so you don't miss out!

  • Look out for open-ended building toys. Giving kids the opportunity to let their imagination run wild and not be constrained by instruction manuals is the heart of this hot trend.
  • Switch from STEM to STEAM. Adding the ART component to STEM gives you more ways to introduce creatvity and fun to your children's world of educated play.

  • Customize Your Play! Make the play experience meet who your child is-- from personalized rockers and ride-ons, to a doll that looks just like your child.

  • Retro, classic play remains a top trend. Brands and toys that bring back memories of days gone by are at the top of everyone's list this season.
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In addition, Kenji has pulled together a list of the Breakout Toys of 2015 and I've featured a few below:
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  • TEGU Classroom Kit combine art and education for a great gift!
  • Green Toys --teach your child to care for the environment with these eco-friendly toys. They are easy to maintain, are dishwasher safe and don't require batteries.
  • Build-Your-Own (Customizable) 18" Dolls from Madame Alexander. Customizable and hands-on building, this toy covers off on two top toy trends!
  • Razor Crazy Cart Spinning Go Kart and JoyBank Pink Swing Car --these toys are perfect for kids on the go.
  • FINIS Mermaid Swim Fin --a fin-tastic choice for kids who love the water!
At online retailer zulily, shoppers have something new to discover each morning including toys, gifts, apparel and accessories, home décor and more. Be sure to check back often on or on their mobile app to get the best deals for the whole family this holiday season.

Happy Holidays!

2015 Holiday Gift Giving and Giveaway Guide --CROSS Pens gift ideas...

(The Jackson Five Family received a complimentary product sample to help facilitate this reader feature. However, all opinions are honest and our own!)
Star Wars, Star Wars, Star Wars -- As the new movie, the Force Awakens hits theaters this week let's talk about a fun gift idea from CROSS Pens. CROSS fine writing instruments has the perfect gift idea for all of your Star Wars loving friends and family. They've partnered with Disney and launched a Star Wars collection featuring classic characters that are sure to be a hit this year!
Give the ultimate Star Wars gift with the Star Wars Jotzone Collection gift set $75
This limited-edition set captures the spirit of three great characters of the original 1977 Star Wars film. Fans of Darth Vader, C-3PO, and the Stormtroopers will enjoy having one of these companion journals and gel pen sets at hand. From imperially inspired design, to smart features, to a superior writing experience, these sets are sure to spark big ideas across the galaxy this holiday season and into the new year! CROSS offers many items in their new Star Wars collection that would make great gifts for all Star Wars fans this holiday. Make sure you check out the whole collection at
If you really love to give and are looking for a unique idea then you must check out another great gift idea from CROSS. It's their Limited-Edition Peerless Fonderie 47 Fountain Pen.
With only 47 being made this one is really special. Not only will you be giving someone a great gift, but when purchased you'll be helping fund the destruction of ten AK 47's in war zone Africa!
Peerless Fonderie 47
The Peerless Fonderie 47 Limited-Edition Fountain Pen is at once, an exquisite fine writing instrument for human expression as well as a vehile for positive social impact and change. The series' signature is a disk of blackened steel from a melted-down, AK47 which is embedded in the cap and marked with the Fonderie 47 logo. Additionally, the center band that encircles its 18K, gold-filled barrel bears the unique serial number of the gun taken out of circulation in Africa to create it. For purposes of authenticity, each fountain pen is also engraved with a CROSS limited-edition number, representing each pen's unique number in the limited edition series of forty-seven pens.
As you finish up your holiday shopping make sure you check out CROSS! CROSS believes that every great idea starts with putting pen to paper, and that writing will always be the spark that ignites a passion to create and inspire change.
Visit CROSS to view their entire collection:

Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 14, 2015

2015 Holiday Gift Giving and Giveaway Guide - #OhWhatFun give the gift of beauty by shopping Sephora!

I'll be finishing up my Christmas shopping this week and love shopping for all of the girls in my family. It's fun pampering them with beauty products that they might not otherwise buy for themselves. I love getting those kinds of things. too 
Today I'm excited to share 12 days of Sephora gift ideas! Sephora offers the cutest holiday gift sets and there is something to fit everyone's budget. Whether you're looking for a stocking stuffer or the ultimate gift of luxury, you'll find it while shopping Sephora.
1. On the first day of Sephora Christmas my true love sent to me: a Sephora Collection Wonderful Dream 8-Tone Eye Shadow Palette that will enhance your eyes perfectly! For just $10 this palette of 8 matte and iridescent eye shadows will take you from day to night and is just the right size for you to pop in your purse and take wherever you go!
2. On the second day of Sephora Christmas my true love sent to me: A Sephora Collection Ultra Shine Lip Gel and a Sephora Collection Lip Gloss Ornament perfect for hanging on the Christmas tree! You can never have too much lip gloss. Add a little sparkle to your holiday with the Ultra Shine Lip Gel that has light reflecting pigments for hydrating plumped lips only $14 and the Lip Gloss Ornaments only $5!!
3. On the third day of Sephora Christmas my true love sent to me: the Formula X Alchemy II nail polish which is so pretty! Add some holiday glam to those nails with this limited-edition, platinum infused nail polish with a champagne rose shimmer. The color is so pretty and I love that it's bottled in a fancy exclusive golden cap, only $14!
4. On the fourth day of Sephora Christmas my true love sent to me: A Breakups to Makeup Holiday Bag $26. Pick out a few of your favorite makeup products and gift them in this metallic lettered 'All Dressed Up and Ready to Glow' holiday makeup bag. After all presentation is everything!
5. On the fifth day of Sephora Christmas my true love sent to me: Formula X Bottle Service $36.50 --I love this limited-edition 10-piece nail polish set that features 5 of Formula X's  bestselling classics in a soiree of radiant reds, seductive nudes and zesty bolds as well as 5 new limited-edition cream and shimmer colors! Pop the top and have a nail party!
6. On the sixth day of Sephora Christmas my true love sent to me: the Fresh Sugar Lip Lovers gift set $45 -- Pamper those lips to be mistletoe ready with this Fresh Sugar set that offers everything you need to prep, protect and perfect your pretty pout to be kiss ready!
7. On the seventh day of Sephora Christmas my true love sent to me: the Korres Sleeping Beauty Overnight Treatment Trio $48. We all need a little extra beauty sleep during the busy, stressful holidays and this trio of sleeping beauty treatments will give you a dose of luxury that your tired skin needs with Wild Rose Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial, Greek Yoghurt Advanced Nourishing Sleeping Facial and Black Pine Anti-Wrinkle Firming and Lifting Night Cream.
8. On the eighth day of Sephora Christmas my true love sent to me: Buxom Leave Your Mark Full-On Lip Polish and Lip Cream Set $59.99 -- Leave Your Mark with this 15-piece mini Full-On Lip set that will give you a little holiday tingle and jingle with gorgeous lip plumping nudes, pinks, reds and plums. These shimmering shades give you a glass-smooth finish to leave lips saturated with a decadent shine. 
9. On the ninth day of Sephora Christmas my true love sent to me: the Kate Somerville Melrose Place Set $85 -- Every facial at the Kate Somerville Clinic on Melrose Place begins with cleansing and exfoliating and ends with moisturization. Give this limited-edition gift set featuring Kate's bestselling essentials to help achieve a fresh-from-the-clinic glow at home!
10. On the tenth day of Sephora Christmas my true love sent to me: Sephora Collection Glitter Happy Brush Set $85. Give this limited-edition 6-piece brush set that shines with the elegant, limited-edition gold color. The brushes bristles are silky-soft and feature a unique coloring sheen due to the 24k gold infusion process. You'll love the gold glittery display stand!
11. On the eleventh day of Sephora Christmas my true love sent to me: the Foreo LUNA mini $139. Give the ultimate facial cleansing tool this holiday with the LUNA mini, a facial brush that channels T-Sonic pulsations through soft silicone touch-points for deep and gentle cleansing, this ones my fave!
12. On the twelfth day of Sephora Christmas my true love sent to me:NuFace White Rose Mini Facial Toning Device $225 --Give the ultimate gift of luxury with this limited-edition NuFace White Rose Mini facial toning device that features 18K rose gold spheres. The FDA approved microcurrent stimulation device is the perfect gift for anyone looking for a 5 minute facial to help with antiaging. Its the natural, non-invasive microcurrent device that transmits soft waves of microcurrent to the skin, allowing optimum toning and contouring results. Look radiant in the new year!
There's still plenty of time to make someone happy with a gift from Sephora this year.
Visit your local store or online by visiting:
Happy Holidays!