Friday, May 12, 2017

At Home Whitening for Mom + Giveaway!

 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 still looking for the perfect Mother's Day gift?  Maybe something that is different than the typical candy and flowers. Something that will make mom(or yourself) feel better when looking in the mirror or facing the world. If so we have a great idea --it's the Smile Brilliant Home Teeth Whitening Kit. 

Smiles are so important, why not give mom or yourself the gift of whiter teeth! I recently partnered with Smile Brilliant to give their DIY Custom Teeth Whitening Trays a try and I am so excited to share my experience with you. 
There were several things I first thought of when introduced to this at home teeth whitening kit. Number one --How much does it cost and how hard will it be for me to do myself. I figured it would be so expensive like most at home beauty products that promise big results such as whiter teeth. However, Smile Brilliant delivers the #1 dentist recommended teeth whitening procedure directly to your door at a fraction of the cost a dentist charges, up to 70% less

Custom fitting the trays myself was super easy too. Smile Brilliant gives you a step-by-step guide that walks you through the tray molding process and even sends extra just in case you mess up. Once you get your teeth impressions made you simply package them up in the prepaid envelope included in the kit and send to the lab.  Once they receive and custom make your trays you get them back 3 to 5 times faster than the dentist office could and you'll be ready to start whitening in no time.

Another thing I was worried about was sensitivity. If you've ever whitened before either using strips or even had a professional UV light treatment done you know that sensitivity can occur. It's normal to experience some sensitivity and up to 60% of us will experience it at one time or another. Smile Brilliant not only offers their vegan and cruelty-free Whitening Gel's, but they also offer you their Desensitizing Gel which is scientifically engineered to reduce tooth sensitivity and help prevent re-staining. 


So would I recommend Smile Brilliant's Teeth Whitening Kit? YES!! For a busy mom who also loves to drink tea I highly recommend this at home whitening kit. It was easy to make my impressions, easy to pop the whitening trays in before bed or in the morning as I was getting ready, taking the kids to school etc and the best part? My results....

After just a few weeks of whitening my teeth they are noticeably whiter. When you're smile looks good you feel so much more confident about yourself. It's amazing how tea can really stain your teeth, if you're a coffee drinker this kit would be perfect for you too. I will definitely be continuing this beauty regimen to keep my teeth looking whiter and brighter.

If you're looking for a fun Mother's Day Gift or a little treat for your own pampering Smile Brilliant has a great offer going on right now. 

Visit Smile Brilliant to take advantage of this offer and to learn more about their teeth whitening kits and products:


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Friday, May 5, 2017

Create the prettiest atmosphere this Mother's Day with decorations 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!

Throwing a Mother's Day celebration this year? Look no further, Oriental Trading has everything you need to decorate. Whether you're hosting a Mother's Day Brunch, a fun afternoon tea party, or an elegant dinner they have all the supplies you need to create the prettiest atmosphere.

I'm loving the color mint this spring and had so much fun picking out some fun decorations from Oriental Trading.

By simply adding this Pleated Mint Green Table Skirt to my table and a fun table cloth on top it dressed up an otherwise ordinary space. 

One of the hottest trends right now is decorating with Pint Ball Mason Jars. Leave them clear and fill them up with fun items like these Large Shimmer White Gumballs or spray paint them a fun color to add a prettier touch. Love how they turned out using chalk paint.

Once painted they were perfect for holding these adorable Gold and Mint Striped Paper Straws I found on the Oriental Trading site and plastic utensils.

 The straws are so cute in these sprinkled rimmed glasses filled with sparkling water.

Another fun addition to the room is the Mint Green Tassel Garland and these Mint Green Striped Hanging Paper Lanterns that were so easy to hang for a fun touch to the ceiling and walls.

I paired these Oriental Trading decorations with some pretty plates, a cute sign and matching gift boxes that I already had for a really cute setup and a Mother's Day to remember for a long time.
You have plenty of time left before Mother's Day, Sunday May 14th to get your decorations ordered.

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Monday, May 1, 2017

April showers bring May flowers --stay dry and be fasionable with the Cirra Umbrella collection by ShedRain at Target...

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

April showers bring May flowers --

 It's may 1st and that couldn't be more true here in Ohio. It's been a rainy, chilly mess these past few days and we're supposed to get more rain here in the next week.

I'm not going to let the raindrops and gloomy weather get me down because I'll be hiding under the cutest umbrellas from Cirra by ShedRain, a new collection sold at Target.

The collection includes so many cute styles I love the ones I received--the floral Compact umbrella is perfect for toting around in my purse. I love the auto open/close button on this one that makes it easy to take into stores and quickly get in and out of the car, one push of the button and the umbrella is open or closed and the fun floral pattern is so cute for spring!

The  striped bubble umbrella is the perfect umbrella to take to the boys balls games as the bubble shape offers a little bit more side protection to keep me nice and dry and the black and white stripes go good with all of my cute ball gear!

Last, but not least is the polka dotted Stick umbrella which is classic and fashionable. It features the cutest long wooden handle and big fun polka dots --my fave!


ShedRain is the oldest and most honored umbrella manufacturer in the country. It's family-owned and they offer a quality collection for the whole family.

This amazing collection for Spring and Summer 2017 is drawing inspiration from the style makers of the world --from the runways of Paris, London, and New York to the chic trendsetters on the streets! I'm loving all of the different patterns, sizes and styles there are to choose from and I love that the Cirra collection can be found at Target for affordable prices!

Check out the whole collection by visiting:

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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:

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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!


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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:

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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:

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