Wednesday, March 30, 2016

#SickJustGotReal be prepared when sickness hits your house with the Pfizer Pediatric line of products & giveaway!

(The Pfizer Pediatric Platform products, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own.)
We made it through the entire winter without anyone being sick. Of course we had a little runny nose here or there, but other than that nothing. I felt so lucky until Spring hit and boom, everyone we know is now sick. From the flu, to the common cold to pneumonia #sickjustgotreal

I hoped and prayed my kids wouldn't get it and unfortunately, Grady wasn't so lucky. There's nothing worse than your own child getting sick. You feel so bad for them and try your best to comfort and give relief. Having the right medicine on hand the minute sickness hits is so important and that's why we love the Pfizer Pediatric line of products. 

Our medicine cabinet is always stocked with well-known, trusted brands like Children's Advil®, Children's Robitussin®, and Children's Dimetapp® and we love that we can find all of these at our local Target store.

Children's Advil® is a #1 product we keep on hand. Fever's usually spike in the middle of the night and it's so important to ease the aches and pains right away as well as getting the fever under control. My kids are 8 and 10 and we've had our share of sickness over the years and have realized once a fever breaks they feel so much better. Children's Advil® is formulated for kids as young as 2 and up to age 11 and they even offer an infant product for ages 6-23 months. We love that it's available in many different flavors, is easy to dose and lasts up to 8 hours.

Children's Dimetapp® Cold and Cough is another great product that we love. If your child has a common cold Dimetapp® can help. It relieves nasal symptoms like stuffy nose, runny nose and sneezing, as well as itchy, watery eyes and cough. Kids love the grape flavor. Dimetapp® is recommended for ages 6 and older. 
If your child has the awful cough and chest congestion then Children’s Robitussin® Cough and Chest Congestion and Children’s Robitussin® Nighttime Cough can help. The non-drowsy daytime formula helps break up chest congestion, while the long-acting nighttime formula relieves coughs and runny noses to help kids get the rest they need. These two products are also recommended for ages 6 and older. 


Head to your nearest Target store and stock up on the Pfizer Pediatric line of products so that when sickness hits your house next you'll be prepared!

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We want you to be prepared when sickness hits your house. One lucky reader will win a Pfizer Pediatric Platform product bundle!


Monday, March 28, 2016

If you love Iced Tea you're going to love the Capresso Iced Tea Maker!

(The Jackson Five Family received a complimentary product sample to help facilitate this reader feature, however all opinions are honest and our own!)
I hope you all had a very Happy Easter!
What a beautiful day is was yesterday with 70 degree temperatures. It was the perfect day to use our new Iced Tea Maker from Capresso.
I go through a fast food restaurant every day just to get myself an unsweet tea and it gets expensive. So when I heard about this machine I couldn't wait to try it out. The Capresso Iced Tea Maker brews a refreshing pitcher of iced tea at the touch of a button.
 Simply add your favorite tea or tea bags to the reusable filter.
 Add water to the removable water tank and fill the glass pitcher with ice to the ice level marking on the pitcher.
Then adjust the brew strength with the slide on the front of the machine and you are ready to go, it's really that simple to use!

 I'm sold, this is just as easy as using our fancy coffee machine and it looks great sitting beside it on our counter. Add water, put your ice in the pitcher, add loose tea bags or loose tea to the top and turn on -- within minutes your tea is brewed and you have a whole 2.5 quart pitcher of ice cold tea. Nothing complicated and it literally takes minutes from start to finish. My kids could even make this it's so easy. It also offers an automatic shut off so they really could! 
I love that you can Customize the flavor by simply adding fresh or frozen fruit to the pitcher before or after brewing and with the slide on the front I can adjust the brew strength from mild to strong. We added fresh raspberries and set the brew to strong and it was so good! I try to stay away from soda, but am not a huge fan of plain water so this is going to get used! This machine comes with a recipe book that includes 18 different recipes and you can find more on the Capresso Blog!
The Capresso Iced Tea Maker is also perfect for iced coffee beverages. We haven't tried that yet, but definitely will! They do recommend that you purchase and use a separate filter so that their is no flavor transfer between the coffee and tea, but I love that it can be used for both!
This will definitely be a staple in our kitchen, for every day use and it's perfect for making a fresh pitcher of iced tea when you have guests over.
Love, love, love it!
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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Ready to take your next birthday party to the SKY? Sky Zone Columbus offers a Jump Around birthday party package to make your party soar, literally!

Grady's turning 8 soon and he's been begging to have a party at Sky Zone Columbus! If you've never been, you have to go it's so much fun. It's a place the whole family can enjoy. Sky Zone offers a variety of activities, open jump times and the ultimate birthday package! 

We're excited for the birthday party-- with boys full of energy what better of a place to have a party to celebrate another year and they won't be messing up my house, yay!


Sky Zone's wall-to-wall trampoline courts are designed as a fun and fit outing for all ages, shapes and sizes. The innovative trampoline park offers a variety of activities for everyone to enjoy including Open Jump, allowing guests to leap, bound and soar. If you like a fun challenge, Sky Zone offers the Ultimate Dodgeball zone a friendly and healthy dodgeball game where you'll have the chance to be on a team and knock other players out! Will you be able to last? If you love fitness you will also love Sky Zone's original SkyRobics class, which combines advanced calisthenics with a three-dimensional cardio and strength training program.

Sky Zone Columbus offers a Jump Around birthday package to make your party soar, literally!

For a unique and memorable birthday party, bring your group to Sky Zone Trampoline Park. Soar higher than ever before as you bounce across the patented, all-trampoline, walled playing courts with your friends to celebrate your big day!

Sky Zone offers private party rooms, pizza, soft drinks, fun items like t-shirts and passes for the special birthday child and so much more!

Click here to view Sky Zone Columbus Birthday Party Flyer!

Have questions or ready to book your next party? Phone the Events Team at 740-548-4004, ext. 3 or click the "Email" icon above to fill out an email request form! And don't forget about Sky Zone add-on party favor options or Thank You cards to give your party that little extra "WOW"!

 Book your Sky Zone Columbus party 24 hours a day, 7 days a week online! Click here!

Monday, March 21, 2016

So in love with the Zoku Iced Coffee Maker....

It's finally Spring and that means sunnier days and warmer temps which makes this girl happy! I love the longer days, but that means we are busier than ever so if there's one thing that keeps me going throughout the day it's my coffee. 

Zoku Iced Coffee Maker, Purple

Sometimes my hot brew is just too hot on a nice day so I'm so excited to tell you about the Zoku Iced Coffee Maker, but first let me share some of my favorite coffee quotes, I'm sure you can relate!

These are so me....

 "Before Coffee, I'm a hot mess. After? I'm a wide awake hot mess, so there's that." 

"This house runs on love, laughter and a WHOLE lot of coffee." 

"All I need is mascara and caffeine."

 "Coffee is MY must have accessory."

"I eat salad every day. Bean Salad. Coffee Bean Salad."

Iced Coffee Maker
I love my iced coffee from my favorite coffee shop, but had no idea how to make it at home. I've tried making hot coffee and then putting ice in it, but it just got too watered down so when I heard about the Zoku Iced Coffee Maker I had to try it!

Zoku Iced Coffee Maker, Red

It's not some expensive new coffee pot, but an innovative grab-and-go container that you simply pour your hot coffee in and within minutes the special insulating sleeve chills your drink to perfection... watch this video to see how easy it is!

Super-efficient stainless-steel mug makes refreshing iced coffee or tea in minutes—no ice needed. 

Simply pour your fresh-brewed beverage of choice into the pre-chilled mug, slip on the special insulating sleeve, then grab and go.

Sturdy, spill-resistant travel mug is equipped with a tight-fitting lid and a durable acrylic sipping straw.

BPA- and phthalate-free.

So after giving this a try I'm in love. If you love iced coffee or are looking for a way to start having iced coffee when it's just too hot to drink your norm then this is all you need. It couldn't be any easier. You keep the stainless steel mug in the freezer, pop it into the insulated sleeve, pour your freshly brewed hot coffee in and seriously within minutes you have a nice chilled coffee. You can do the same with your hot tea too. It gets so cold, a tad bit slushy once in awhile, but it's so good. I'm in love,  just wish the mug was a little bigger! If you love coffee at home and are looking to make iced coffee this is your easy solution and I love that I can take it on the go! 

Learn more about the Zoku Iced Coffee Maker and all of their products by visiting:

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

New Softsoap Luminous Oils Body Wash...

The Jackson Five Family received a complimentary product sample from Colgate-Palmolive to help facilitate this review. However, all opinions are honest and our own!

 With warmer temperatures near I need something to combat my dry winter skin and Softsoap's brand new Luminous Oils Body Washes are perfect for that.

With just a touch of oil these new body washes make your skin feel so good without becoming greasy. The sheer formula is very nourishing and makes your skin feel so soft. I had the chance to try both new fragrances; Avacado Oil and Iris as well as Macadamia Oil and Peony and I'm in love with them.

I love the floral scent of the peony and the clean, refreshing scent the avocado offers. I don't think they are something my husband or kids would enjoy, so I'm excited that they are both ALL mine which doesn't happen with things in this house very often! (At least that's what I told them so they wouldn't use them, ha!)

If you're looking for an affordable body wash that makes your skin feel great then I highly recommend you trying these!


Want to try the new Luminous Oils Body Washes? You can find them at mass retail, drug and grocery stores for only $2.97!

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Look Hippity, Hoppity, Hip this Easter with matching shirt+tie sets for kids from Future Trillionaire...

The Jackson Five Family received a complimentary product sample from Future Trillionaire to help facilitate this feature. However, all opinions are honest and our own!
Future Trillionaire
Hippity, Hoppity Easter is on the way! What will your kids be wearing this year? Of course there are always tons of pictures and we all want our kids to look their best, but who has the time to stress over the perfect outfits.
For the boys I'm loving Future Trillionaire a kids clothing brand that focuses on shirts and matching ties and bowties.
Have you ever tried to go out and look for a tie and matching shirt for kids? I have and the selection is slim to none. Jace had a piano recital a few months ago and I went from store to store looking and finally found one bowtie that was just ok.
 Future Trillionaire makes it easy with their matching shirt and tie sets and they are adorable or as my boys would say "cool"!
There are so many fun sets to choose from and I'm in love with the little details like custom buttons and cuff sleeves that match the ties.  And don't worry your kids don't have to be able to tie a fancy tie/bowtie as they are already done and either clip on, feature an adjustable neckband or an elastic over-the-head style.
Future Trillionaire makes it easy peasy to look hippity, hoppity, hip this Easter!
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Monday, March 7, 2016

PEEPS & COMPANY helped us create some pretty sweet Easter baskets! #giveaway

The Jackson Five Family received a complimentary product sample from PEEPS® to help facilitate this feature --The PEEPS and COMPANY® products, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by PEEPS and COMPANY®, all opinions are honest and our own!


I hope you're having a PEEP-tastic Monday! With Easter being less than 3 weeks away it's time to start thinking of fun Easter basket ideas. 

When we think of Easter there is one candy that's a must in our baskets and it's PEEPS®. From iconic PEEPS® chicks to colorful marshmallow bunnies, we've been including these in our kids baskets for years and they've always been a family favorite.

PEEPS and COMPANY® now offer so many different choices and something for everyone's unique taste. Chocolate lovers like me will love the PEEPS® Chocolate Dipped Mousse Marshmallow Chicks, kids love the PEEPS® Sour Watermelon Flavored Marshmallow Chicks, Craig's diabetic dad can enjoy PEEPS® Sugar Free Marshmallow Chicks and if you simply love the original of course they still make those too and many more varieties!

Whether you're more of a classic basket assembler or love something a little more creative and customized to your kids PEEPsonalities, PEEPS®are a fun addition to either one. I asked my kids to help me create fun baskets including PEEPS and COMPANY® products and Grady.... well he just wanted EVERYTHING PEEPS® in one basket. 

Jace got a little more creative and used one of his baseball hats for an Easter basket sports theme. He turned a ballcap upside down and filled it with Mike and Ike Easter Jelly Beans then added things like PEEPS® Party Cake flavored Marshmallow Chicks, a fun PEEPS® Rainbow Pop, and some other things he thought him and his buddies would love like beef jerky, pretzel and cheese snacks, cookies, gum, baseball tattoos, a music gift card with PEEPS® Earbuds and a fun sports card game. I love his fun idea especially since baseball is starting soon!


We'd love to help you create a fun PEEP-tastic Easter basket this year! Enjoy 20% off at by using code EASTERTREATS at checkout now through April 15th (no minimum purchase required). 

 Chicks dig it! Can’t go wrong with this gift basket this Easter!:

Who's excited for a fun PEEPS® giveaway? We want to give you the chance to win the Ultimate Easter prize package.  One lucky reader will win an assortment of PEEPS and COMPANY® products to help you make your Easter basket a little bit sweeter this year! 


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Thursday, March 3, 2016

You're invited to an #OhioEggRoll Twitter Party...

This is a sponsored post by the OPA 

We love a good Twitter party around here so I'm 
EGGcited to invite YOU to the #OhioEggRoll Twitter party on March 9th from 9-10pm EST that the Ohio Poultry Association @OhioEggFarmers is hosting! 

I'd love for you to join me --We'll be discussing delicious Easter recipes, cooking and safety tips from the EGGsperts themselves and you'll have the chance to win baskets of prizes! 

Let's get the party started by learning about #OhioEggRoll Fun Facts, Tips and Information:

1. There's a good chance your Easter eggs are from an Ohio egg farm because Ohio is ranked 2nd in egg farming nationally, producing more than 8.7 billion eggs each year!

2. Easter is a busy time for Ohio's egg farmers! Meet the Weaver family, egg farmers from Versailles, Ohio and go on a tour of their egg farm. Your Easter eggs may just come from them which is so cool to me because they are just right down the road from us!

3. Hard-boiled Easter eggs should not be left out of the refrigerator for more than two hours. You also shouldn't eat them if they are cracked or damaged. Find more egg safety tips at

4. If you peel hard-boiled Easter eggs, they should be eaten that same day. But, if you leave them in the shell, they will keep refrigerated for up to 1 week (I never knew this)!

5. Eggs are often known as nature's most perfect food. In fact, the protein found in eggs is the highest-quality protein found in any food. Did you know that one large egg has 13 essential vitamins and minerals, unsaturated fats and antioxidants? It's true and all for just 70 calories --So let's get to cooking some of this goodness with this Classic Egg Salad recipe...

Classic Egg Salad Recipe 

6 hard-boiled eggs, sliced 
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp. minced onion 
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped celery 
Lettuce leaves


1. Reserve and refrigerate 4 center egg slices for garnish, if desired. Chop remaining eggs.

2. Mix mayonnaise, lemon juice, onion, salt and pepper in medium bowl. Add chopped eggs and celery; mix well. Refrigerate, covered, to blend flavors. 

3. Serve on lettuce leaves, garnished with served egg slices. 

This recipe is the perfect addition to your Easter menu! You should buy your eggs for Easter a week to 10 days in advance. Very fresh eggs and be difficult to peel and this brief "breather" allows the eggs time to take in air, which helps separate the membranes from the shell. To make the perfect hard-boiled egg they should be cooked in hot, NOT boiling water! When the water comes to a boil, turn the heat off, remove them from the burner and let them sit in the hot water for 12 minutes and you'll have the perfect hard-boiled egg to eat or cook with! 

I didn't know some of these facts and I can't wait to learn more at the #OhioEggRoll Twitter party next week! Don't forget to come join me, I'd love to see you there!


Find more Easter tips and tricks on 

Make sure you hop on over to the OPA Facebook Page and enter for your chance to win a $200 Grocery Gift Card for your Easter Basket!

Happy Hoppy Easter!