Friday, April 14, 2017

My kids love Entenmann's Little Bites Smurf Blueberry Muffins... #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. Entenmann's LittleBites provided us with coupons to redeem the product sample and a gift card so that we could share the products with you!

It's Good Friday and supposed to be a beautiful Easter weekend. We love spending time with our friends and family on these special holidays and one thing we have planned is to go see the new "Smurfs: The Lost Village" movie that just came out on April 7th.

If you're planning on watching this movie you can save $5.00 off a movie ticket when you purchase two 5 count, one 10 count, or a 20 count specially marked Entenmann's Little Bites Smurf Blueberry Muffins package! 

Entenmann's Little Bites Smurf Blueberry Muffins are the perfect Smurf-approved baked snack. Great for breakfast, an after school snack or a fun treat that you can carry in your purse to the movies or anywhere you go. 

These muffins are moist, delicious and made with real blueberries! My kids love them, our friends little girl above loved them and personally I love them too! Each pouch contains no more than 200 calories, and they don't contain high fructose corn syrup, any transfat and are certified Kosher making them the perfect snack to enjoy at home or on the go. Kids will also love the fun Smurfs coloring cut out that can be found inside of every specially marked box!

We love these muffins and are so excited to go watch the movie the weekend! If you plan on seeing it make sure you pick up your Entenmann's Little Bites Smurf Blueberry Muffins and get $5 of your movie ticket. (Promotion is available nationwide for a limited time until 4/30/2017)

For more information about Entenmann's Little Bites Smurf Blueberry Muffins or about the Fandango Movie Promotion, please visit:



We're so excited to team up with Entenmann's for a fun giveaway! One lucky reader will win a $25 Fandango gift card and 3 coupons for $5 off the purchase of Entenmann's Little Bites Smurf Blueberry Muffins!


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Happy National Pet Day --Keep your dog happy and healthy with Wellness CORE....

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 National Pet Day and we love our goldendoodle, Whitley! Feeding her the best food and treats to keep her happy and healthy is so important to us.

She recentley had the opportunity to try Wellness CORE RawRev dog food and Wellness CORE Grain Free Freeze Dried treats.

CORE RawRev is the new raw revolution of dog food that allows you to easily and safely add raw to your pets meals. 

CORE RawRev is available in 3 flavors Wild Game + 100% Raw Lamb, Small Breed + 100% Raw Turkey and Original + 100% Raw Turkey which our dog had the chance to try and seemed to love. It's high in protein, grain free and is combined with 100% raw meat pieces to create a savory, nutrient-rich meal packed with everything your dog needs to thrive from the core. 

Whitley also got to try the Wellness CORE Grain-Free Freeze Dried Treats in the turkey flavor. We love that they are made  here in the U.S.A from 100% real meat. These treats are grain free, protein packed, and freeze dried. They do not contain any wheat, corn, soy, artificial flavors or preservatives making them a healthy, raw option. They come in several flavors like turkey, beef, boar and salman. Whitley LOVED the turkey flavor! 

If you're looking for a natural diet that's comprised mainly of meat then you'll love the Wellness CORE line of products!

You can check out the whole line of CORE products by visiting:

Be Social:

Like Wellness Pet Food on Facebook Follow on Instagram and Twitter @wellnesspetfood

Friday, March 24, 2017

Relieve the occasional cold and allergy symptoms this Spring with Children's Dimetapp Cold and Allergy medicine #sickjustgotreal

“This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own.

It's finally Spring and we couldn't be more excited about that. With season change though usually comes the occasional cold and allergy season really starts to kick in. Jace suffers from seasonal allergies and when he needs something to help relieve his symptoms we choose a brand of medicine that we trust like Dimetapp®.

 In a great tasting grape flavor, Children’s Dimetapp® Cold & Allergy has congestion-fighting power to relieve stuffy and runny noses, while providing relief for itchy and watery eyes, for children ages 6 and up.

Dimetapp®  Children's Cold and Allergy relieves all of his  symptoms giving comfort during those times that may otherwise be bothersome! This really helps him when his allergies flare up. There's nothing worse than your child continuously sneezing, seeing their eyes itch and water and hearing them be all stuffed up which makes this kid super irritable. I love being able to give him comfort with a safe choice we trust like Dimetapp®. This is a great product to keep on hand for those occasional colds too!

Make sure you hop on over to the Sick Just Go Real website to learn more about Dimetapp® products and to find the right product for your kids symptoms. The website also has some great tips, I love this one....

Jace goes through 5 million tissues when he's sneezing and wheezing so I love the idea of this Sneeze and Stow Tissue Box. Simply tape an old tissue box to a new tissue box and you instantly have a trash can for all of those used, yucky tissues --thank me later! 



We want your spring to be cold and allergy free that's why we're giving you the chance to win 1 bottle of the Children's Dimetapp Cold and Allergy Medicine as well as a $25 gift card!


Be Social: Make sure you like the the Sick Just Got Real Facebook page to stay up to date with the latest info, tips and tricks!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

With the touch of a button you can have Colgate products delivered right to your doorstep --#dashbutton

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

I did a blog post a few weeks ago about Colgate joining the Amazon Dash Program and I'm so excited to tell you a little more about it now that I have one of the Dash Buttons in my possession! I had never heard of these before, but let me tell you you're going to need one in every room for your most used items.

If you're anything like our family you're probably busy and love anything that makes life a little easier, right? Well the Dash Button will do just that! The Amazon Dash Button is a Wi-Fi connected button that is linked to your Amazon shopping account and literally allows you to press it and wa-la the product is on your doorstep (okay it may take a few days, but you get the point).

So if you have a Dash button for Doritos you can press the button in your kitchen when you're running low and you're fave chips show up on your doorstep, running out of Tide then put a Tide Dash button in your laundry room and press it when you're getting low and a shipment of detergent will soon be there, need toothpaste then that's when the Colgate Dash button comes in handy. Simply place the Colgate Dash Button on your bathroom counter and press it when you notice you soon need toothpaste, a new toothbrush or even mouthwash.

I can't tell you how many times we've almost ran out of toothpaste and I say that I'm going to the store to get some that day and as soon as I walk out of the bathroom I forget. Then bedtime comes I remember again, but who's going to run out of the house to purchase any that time of night---not me! So with the Dash Button all I have to do is press the button and toothpaste is ordered. 

Setup is super simple --first purchase the button for $5, once it arrives link it to your account, pick the products you love, place the button near the products being used and needing purchased and when you need to order press your new Dash Button and products are on order --it's that easy!

Want your very own Colgate Dash Button? You can purchase one here: 

  • Amazon Dash Button is a Wi-Fi connected device that reorders your favorite product with the press of a button. Each Dash Button is paired with a product of your choice, which is selected through the Amazon App on your Android or iOS smartphone during the set-up process.

  • Free after first press. Buy Dash Button for $4.99 and receive a $4.99 credit after your first press.

  • Easy to use. Press Dash Button to order your favorite products and never run out.

  • Buy with confidence. Get the same low prices we offer on

  • Order Protection. Ensures Dash Button responds only to your first press until your order is delivered.Prime members get free shipping


Make sure you hop on over to the Colgate website to check out all of their great products:

Be Social and like Colgate's Facebook page, and follow on Twitter @Colgate to stay up to date with their latest products and more!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Let Exergen care for you and your family this cold and flu season with their Smart Glow TemporalScanner...

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


Who isn't sick right now!?! There isn't a family I know that hasn't had someone sick recently. Whether it be a horrible cold, the awful flu or some other issue, the sickies sure have been going around. 

You never want sickness to hit your home, but if it does you should always be prepared. We always keep things like cold medicine, fever reducer, cough drops and more on hand just in case it hits here. When my kids get sick you can almost bet that they have a fever along with whatever it is they have and having a thermometer that works accurately on hand is so  important too.

Exergen has your back with their Exergen Smart Glow TemporalScanner that is perfect for parents like me. It accurately reads a temperature in 2 seconds and gauges body temperature by capturing the naturally emitted heat from skin over the temporal artery, which runs across the forehead and is directly connected to the heart via the carotid artery. It's simple to use by sliding the thermometer in a reasonably straight line across the forehead, midway between the eyebrows and the upper hairline. 

It's the #1 prefered thermometer by both nurses and pediatricians, and is backed by more than 60 clinical studies proving its accuracy!

Exergen Smart Glow Temporal Scanner's 4 unique features...

Soft-Glow Display
Soft lighting for easy reading in any light. Perfect for checking the temperature of a sleeping infant (or adult) in a darkened room.

8 Temperature Memory
Automatically retain the last 8 temperature readings for instant recall to check on fever progression.

Silent Mode
Beeping sound indicating scanning can be turned off or on to avoid waking a sleeping child (or adult).


I take comfort in knowing that the minute I think one of my boys is sick I can accurately take their temperature to see if they have a fever that needs treated or not. I like that this thermometer is easy to read and easy to use. It's great not having to turn bright lights on to check their temperatures during the night and I love that it records up to 8 readings so that I we can easily keep track of them knowing if it's increased or decreased. It doesn't matter if I'm the one taking it or my husband we'll both know with this stored info. 

The Exergen Smart Glow TemporalScanner is made in the United States and can be purchased at major retailers including Wal-Mart, Target, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Costco, Babies "R" Us, Toys "R" Us, Kroger and Bj's for around $49.99. 

If you'd like to learn more about the Smart Glow TemporalScanner and see all of Exergen's great products please visit:

Be Social: Like Exergen on Facebook and follow on Twitter @Exergen.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Professionally whiten your teeth in the comfort of your home with Smile Brilliant's Custom-Fitted Teeth Whitening Trays....Part 1

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 start a new regimen to a beautiful new whiter smile with Smile Brilliant's at home professional teeth whitening system.

We've all heard about the expensive whitening trays that you can purchase through your dentist to achieve whiter teeth that can cost well over $500. Now you can get the same custom trays with the same percentage of teeth whitening gel at a fraction of the cost, no appointment needed. 

In 3 easy steps you can start whitening at home...

1. Make your Dental Impressions --Simply make your impressions with the putty and plastic trays provided. Fill out the consent card and mail everything back in the envelope included.

2. Let Smile Brilliant's lab craft your trays --Once the Smile Brilliant lab receives your dental impressions, your trays will be created and put back in the mail to you in 3-5 business days.

3. Whiten and Relax --Use your custom-fitted whitening trays, in combination with Smile Brilliant's premium teeth whitening gel to get the beautiful white smile you've always wanted. 


I'm so exited to try this system. I received the kit in the mail, made my impressions and have sent them back to the lab so that they can create my custom whitening trays. The process so far was super easy and I can't wait get them back so I can start whitening! 

I'll be back soon with my before and after photos, I can't wait to share my results. In the meantime if you'd like to start the process or learn more about Smile Brilliants teeth whitening system visit:

Be Social:

Like Smile Brilliant on Facebook, Follow on Instagram and Twitter @SBwhitening

Friday, February 17, 2017

Keep your hand soft and moisturized with Softsoap's new Hand Wash Plus Lotion...

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

There is so much sickness going around this winter and we're adamant about washing our hands to keep the germs at bay. What comes with that though is super dry hands. 

So when we heard about Softsoap's new Hand Wash Plus Lotion we were excited to try! Softsoap Hand Wash Plus Lotion offers a unique formula that is made with a touch of lotion to lock in moisture leaving your hands feeling soft and clean. 

Softsoap sent us this fun mailer so that we could try out all 3 of the new scents --Shea and Cocoa Butter, Orchid and Coconut Milk and Aloe Water and Lime. Also in the kit we received a jar of cookie mix and the cutest heart cookie cutter!

The boys love chocolate chip cookies so they were so excited and I had fun getting my hands messy so that I could put this new hand wash to the test.

All of the scents smell so good and I love knowing that no matter how many times we wash our hands they will now be softer and more moisturized instead of dried out. 

Learn more about Softsoap's new hand wash Plus Lotion and all of their great products by visiting:

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Colgate is joining the Amazon Dash program --with the touch of a button your favorite products will be delivered right to your doorstep so you'll never run out...

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

I am so forgetful. Last week I ran out of deodorant and everyday when I went to put it on I thought I'll buy some today and then once I left the bathroom busy life took over and I never thought about it again until the next morning when I was still out (don't worry I used the boys deodorant until I bought some!). I'm sure you've done this too, whether it be your eyeliner, body wash or your toothpaste it's hard to remember until that moment when you go to use it and you're still out.

What if you had a little button in your bathroom that you could instantly press when you were out of something and you could have the product you needed delivered right to your doorstep? 

Well that is reality now --Colgate is joining a group of best-in-class consumer brands and jumping into the Amazon Dash program....

Amazon Prime members who participate in Amazon's Dash button program will be able to have all their favorite Colgate products delivered right to their doorstep. That's right press a button, and products are at your door -- Can you say AHHH-MAZING! 

The Amazon Dash button is a special button (hooked up to your Amazon account) you can place in your home in places like the bathroom, laundry room and kitchen, places that you use the same products over and over and tend to run out of. Press the Dash button whenever you need Amazon to send you a refill and wah-la the product will soon be at your doorstep!

With Colgate's participation you'll be able to have your favorite toothbrushes, toothpastes and mouthwashes stocked at all times --empowering you to take control of your oral health by never running out of the products you need. 

I can't wait until my new Colgate Amazon Dash button arrives to give it a try! I'll be back soon to tell you all what I think of this new gadget.

 In the meantime make sure you're following Colgate's  Facebook and Twitter pages to stay up to date with this new gadget and all of their latest products!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

We're planning a Valentines Day classroom party with supplies from Oriental Trading....

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

Valentines Day is almost here! You guys know how much I love helping with the kids V-day parties at school and I always turn to Oriental Trading for the best party planning supplies. They have the biggest selection of products for every holiday or special occasion you can think of. From decorations to treats, candy and crafts they always have everything I need to help throw the best classroom parties!

When planning classroom parties there are several things the teacher always asks for:

1. A fun craft -- Kids love being hands on and also taking something special they made home. This Valentines Day the girls will be making these adorable Heart Necklaces and the boys will make sporty red and white Baseball Stitching Bracelets. 

2. Treats -- You can't have a party without homemade treats and some candy on Valentines Day. Oriental Trading has a huge selection. Whether you need bulk candy, or name brand treats you'll find both and so much more. We'll be bringing these Hershey's Hugs and Kisses Chocolate Candy and Valentines Tootsie Roll Pops.  

3. Goody Bags -- I've brought goody bags to almost all of my kids class parties and kids go crazy for these! They love getting a bag of goodies that are all theirs. I always include useful items along with some fun things too. This year we are doing Valentines footballs, sports balls, tattoos, pencils and a few other things. The boys love assembling these goody bags for their classmates.

5. Valentines Cards -- The most important thing, Valentines cards to pass out to friends. Oriental Trading has so many fun, unique cards. This year Grady picked out these Valentine Mini #1 Fingers. Like the huge foam fingers you get at a sports game, these are a mini version that fit on a kids finger, have a place to write to and from on the back and say 'You're an ALL STAR Valentine' on the front. He had so much fun writing these out for his classmates. 


Valentines Day will be here before we know it. Make sure you're ready and check out the large selection of Valentines Day products that Oriental Trading has this year!