Monday, September 26, 2016

Happy 11th Birthday Jace --we celebrated at Applebee's with Triple Chocolate Meltdown cake.... YUM!

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

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Jace just turned 11 and it called for a celebration! We took him and Grady and a few of their buddies to play laser tag, arcade games, bumper cars and black light mini golf. It was a blast. 

When we were finished we took them all to Applebee's for a late night birthday treat! 

After looking at the dessert menu they all decided to get the Triple Chocolate Meltdown --YUM who doesn't love chocolate cake, filled with a chocolate fudge center, served with a scoop of ice cream and drizzled with even more hot fudge... Now that's what I call a birthday cake!

The boys were in Heaven! Chocolate cake, ice cream, cherry limeades and Grady had to have an oreo shake on top of all of that lol ... if you're going to celebrate you might as well go all out and splurge on the really good stuff!

The staff even came out and sang the Applebee's birthday song to Jace while delivering the cake. 

What a fun night!  Applebee's is one of our favorite places and it was such a fun place to  celebrate a birthday and grab some yummy treats!


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Just Bones Boardwear --Reinventing the Boardshort

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

Ever see that kid in the pool or at the beach constantly pulling up their swim trunks? That's definitely been my boys before. They love swim team suits because they are super tight and never fall down.

Now they can wear super cool boardshorts that won't fall down either with Just Bones Boardwear.

Just Bones Boardwear features a unique patented adjustable waistband that offers the perfect fit!

Hidden under a Velcro flap in the back is an adjustable waist, much like you would find on kids shorts and pants these days!

With the adjustable waist and the Just Bones Boardwear quick-dry microfiber material feature 4-way stretch these provide ultimate comfort while surfing, swimming or just handing out at the beach. Jace loves these!

The brand offers todder, juniors, girls and men's sized boardshorts all with the same patented adjustable waist technology as well as some pretty cool tanks and tees in the collection. 

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Let me tell you about my new friend 'Bob' --the bObsweep PetHair Robotic Vacuum Cleaner...

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I'm so excited to introduce you to my new friend 'Bob' --the bObsweep PetHair Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

I've seen robotic vacuums before and have always been curious about them, but until I received Bob I had no idea what one would be like. Of course anything that helps me keep our busy house cleaner is something I'm very interested in. 

So let me tell you about my new bff Bob...
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Bob offers 5-in-1 cleaning technology

1. Vacuuming - A whopping 7500RPM TurboLift Motor pulls dirt fro the deepest limits of all carpet types

2. Sweeping - Rotating full-contact brush to trap hair, combined with a squeegee-style dust sweeper, work simultaneously to clear a path with each efficient pass.

3. Mopping - Detachable mop follows the main sweeping system with a padded micro-fiber cloth shining the floor beyond standard vacuuming.

4. UV Sterilizing - Ultra-Violet lamp sterilizes as it navigates, leaving behind a sanitized surface.

5. Air Purification - Mass-Airflow High Efficiency Particle Absorption (HEPA) filter removes 99.99% of airborne particles including mold, dust, dust mites, and viruses (cold and flu).

That's right Bob vacuum's, sweeps, mops, sterilizes and offers air purification all in one unit. With having 50% tile floors throughout our house and 50% carpet in addition to 2 little boys, plus our dog you can imagine that keeping our floors clean can be a struggle, especially our light colored tile. Sometimes I feel like it's never clean. So I couldn't wait to try Bob!

He arrived with a birth certificate in tow and we welcomed him into our family with open arms! I hoped he was a keeper and he sure is. I put him together, charged him overnight and couldn't wait to hit his start button the next morning. Bob vacuumed and vacuumed and vacuumed my floors. He went all around --he went from our carpet to our tile and back to our carpet.

 He went under tables and chairs, under our beds, around furniture, under the kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities and even right up to the edge of the carpet going down to the basement stairs. 

So when he was finished doing his job I couldn't wait to open up his dustbin and see if he had picked up anything. Let me tell you that's an understatement... Bob was FULL. Full of hair, dirt and who knows what else. I really thought our name brand sweeper did a good job, but after seeing what Bob picked up over the first couple of times I ran him I was disgusted. Every time I've ran Bob over the last few weeks he's been full. 

Bob is different than your average sweeper. First of all when I ran the sweeper myself I would run it across the carpet making a line in each pass and then I was finished. It took me only a few minutes. Bob goes slow, he covers each spot several times making sure to really get a deep clean. If I leave him on manual mode he'll sweep for the longest time, until he gets down to 15% actually. I've never swept that long in my life. He'll also sweep places I never get to --he'll sweep under our beds, under my clothes in the closet, under the bathroom vanities etc... Places my regular vacuum can't reach, I love that about him! 

Bob has many modes you can choose from which is another awesome feature about him. In Robot Mode he'll automatically navigate and clean all floors and surfaces, Quick Clean Mode will run for 30 minutes, Touch Up Mode for 15 and Manual Over-Ride allows you to use the remote control to navigate him where you want him to clean. 

A few other things I love about him --When Bob gets down to 15% he'll automatically find his charging station and will go dock himself and automatically start charging. You can set Bob on a schedule so he'll automatically start cleaning on certain days and certain times which is amazing!

I'm telling you guys Bob is my new bff. I absolutely love him. If you've ever even thought about getting a robotic vacuum then you definitely need to check into the bObsweep line of products. We've had a few hangups, but overall I'm very impressed with his performance and he has made my cleaning routine so much easier!

The few problems we've had is that once in awhile he will get himself stuck under my kitchen cabinets. I think the dishwasher is a little lower, so he will get stuck there and once he does he'll turn off and I'll have to go move him out and hit start again. He comes with a sweeper brush that screws on and it sweeps little crumbs out of corners etc. I loved that, but the sweeper turns and it did get caught on one of my bathrooms rugs and a kids toy that had a string underneath the bed. Finally I just took it off and now he'll actually go on top of the bathroom rugs without problem and I don't see it making a big different except for maybe the little corners that he can't get as close to now. I'll probably try putting it back on just to see if it runs smooth with it, but if it continues to get tangled on my rug I'll probably leave it off.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the bObsweep PetHair Robotic Vacuum Cleaner. He cleans my carpets and tiles better than I do and runs a lot more often! I love that I can program him to run at certain times and he'll just automatically go.  He's not very loud and I thought maybe our dog would be scared of it, but she just lays there as he sweeps or will just move. She honestly could care less! I highly recommed the bObsweep. I took him to grandma's the other day and my mom now wants one! She's very, very clean and Bob picked up so much crap, she was amazed! 

You need this in your life --Christmas is coming what a great gift this year!!


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Friday, September 16, 2016

ChapStick®- Back-to-school Essentials & Giveaway...

The Jackson Five Family received a complimentary product sample from Pfizer Consumer Healthcare to help facilitate this reader feature and giveaway. However, all opinions are honest and our own! The sponsor is fully responsible for shipping the prize mentioned below!

School has been back in session for a few weeks and we're finally getting adjusted to the new routine and new year. We try to stay very organized around here which makes our nights and mornings much smoother. We make sure lunches are packed the night before, backpacks are ready to go and the kids have all the supplies they need to tackle the new day!

In addition to basic supplies there are 2 other things I always make sure my boys have with them. #1 is a water bottle to keep them hydrated throughout the day and #2 is ChapStick® --America's favorite lip balm. Lips can get dry and cracked at school and with the cooler temperatures already setting in it's a good idea to start moisturizing those lips now to keep them soft and smooth come fall and winter. 

ChapStick® isn't just for girls, my family of boys love keeping their lips smooth and this mama loves knowing they're being protected from the harsh elements with the skin protectant and SPF 12. They love the Classic Original as well as the Cherry and my fave is the Aloha Coconut. They have a big variety of flavors to choose from!

Right now is a great time to stock up on ChapStick® because they are offering their Bonus Packs which are buy 3 get 1 stick FREE! Gotta love that... Keep'em at your desk, in your backpack or in your coat pocket. These bonus packs are perfect for buying and using as stocking stuffers and teachers gifts too!

Check out the new online ChapStick® store where you can shop for all of your favorite varieties and have them shipped right to your doorstep!



We love ChapStick® and are excited to team up with them for an awesome back-to-school giveaway! One lucky reader will win this fun ChapStick® lunchbox tin filled with some fun bonus packs for you to try!



Thursday, September 15, 2016

Belli Skincare, the real secret to a glowing complexion!

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

I've been using Belli Skincare for over a month now and I'm loving it. Belli is different --it's safe for pregnant moms, nursing moms and is safe and gentle for women in general with no harsh ingredients using their ultra-pure formulas.

I start with the Belli Anti-Blemish Facial Wash which features lactic acid, green tea, and cucumber to get my skin super clean without over drying it. The formula is rich in pore-cleansing ingredients that help lift away dirt and oil, leaving my skin feeling fresh.
 Belli Anti-Blemish Facial Wash
Next I pat on the Belli Eye Brightening Cream which helps to illuminate tired eyes and minimize the appearance of fine lines. It features Vitamin K that is scientifically reported to help reduce the appearance of dark circles and Vitamin B3 which helps to rejuvenate and restore the eye area.
 Belli Eye Brightening Cream
The last step before I put my makeup on is the Belli Healthy Glow Facial Hydrator which is a lightweight, never oily daily lotion that features a generous helping of botanical humectants that help to refine and soften the skin. This hydrator also has Vitamin C for an antioxidant boost along with grapeeed extract and soothing camomile. 
Belli Healthy Glow Facial Hydrator
In a world full of harsh chemicals I love that all Belli products are allergy tested and free of parabens, BPA, phthalates and artificial dyes. Taking care of your face is very important and know that I'm using something that is safe and effect is a win-win in my book!

If you're looking for a super gentle line of skincare products you'll want to check out Belli which is recommended by both OB/GYN's and Dermatologists. If you're nursing or expecting then this line is perfect for you as well!

You can find Belli Skincare products at Babies R Us, Destination Maternity, and other fine retailers nationwide as well as by visiting the Belli website:

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Head Back-To-Campus with the Dirt Devil Vibe 3-in-1 Stick Vacuum and the Dirt Devil Quick Flip Hand Vacuum to keep your space clean! Win one here #CollegeHappens

 The Jackson Five Family received a complimentary product sample to help facilitate this feature. However, all opinions are honest and our own. The sponsor also provided the giveaway products and will be fulfilled directly by them!

Keeping things clean shouldn't have to take a lot of time and if you have the right products to help it should be easy. Let's talk college dorm rooms or small spaces --they are small and can get dirty and cluttered in a hurry. Keeping them clean will make them more functional and a more functional you just makes everything better!

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Dirt Devil has 2 products that are perfect for keeping these small spaces neat and tidy as you head back-to-campus this year. You'll love their compact design and affordable price tag too!

Meet the first one --It's the Dirt Devil Vibe 3-in-1 Corded Bagless Stick Vacuum

It's lightweight and compact, comes in several fun colors like turquoise and purple, offers a removable hand vac and is only $39.99. 

I am loving this vacuum...

We have tons of tile flooring throughout our home and lots of tight spaces. It works great for getting beside the toilet, under tables and cabinets and it's perfect for a quick sweep of my entry way where lots of dirt and debris collects from everyone running in and out. It's a little gross, but you can see below that it did a great job of picking up dirt, dog hair and even bigger pieces of dog food. It would be great vacuum for a small dorm room or college apartment!

The removable hand vac is an added bonus and works great for things like crumbs on my kitchen counter tops. The low profile cleaning nozzle makes it easy to clean under furniture, while the convenient on-board crevice tool helps me tackle debris in corners and hard to reach places.


 Now let's talk about the Dirt Devil Quick Flip Hand Vacuum that retails for $24.99 and also comes in several fun colors...
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Again, very affordable and you'll love it's compact size and my fave part -- it charges on an 8v Lithium-Ion battery making it cordless! It stores right on the unit so it's always ready to go when you need it. 

Perfect for dorm rooms, small apartments, stairs and I love it for messes in the car and cleaning my furniture. The boys are always eating something in the car or snacking on the couch so this makes it easy to do a quick sweep and clean up their messes. 

It features a versatile Quick Flip crevice tool that is stored right on the unit making it easy to flip out and click into place. The tool makes it easy to reach debris in crevices and tough corners and it's specially designed handle fits perfectly in the palm of your hand. 

This wouldn't replace my heavy duty sweeper in my home, but it's not meant to. I absolutely love the Vibe and Quick Flip for small jobs like my hard floors and all of those little messed the boys make that don't require much time cleaning up, just a quick sweep. If you have a small area or need something that is compact then these are for you!


Let Dirt Devil help you keep your space clean as you head back-to-campus this fall. As busy parents these products are perfect for us too. Whether you need a quick sweep over your car floor, your entry way, on the stairs or in the dorm room Dirt Devil has a big range of products for any and all of your cleaning needs! 

I love the Vibe and Quick Flip for gift ideas this holiday season too!


I'm so excited to team up with Dirt Devil on their Back-To-Campus campaign with a fun giveaway! We'll have 2 lucky winners this time --One will win the Dirt Devil Quick Flip Hand Vacuum and one will win the Dirt Devil Vibe 3-in-1 Corded Bagless Stick Vacuum!


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