Friday, December 30, 2011

Don’t you just love the music? One Tree Hill


When I watch TV, I really enjoy the music on the shows. It sets the mood for the show for me. One Tree Hill has quite a great variety of music in each episode. I Particularly love the theme song  'I Don't Want To Be', I just love this song.  And it was nice that in the 8th season, different artists came to the studio and sang their own version of 'I Don't Want To Be' - the theme song for One Tree Hill.  

The versions were ok. I was not a fan of any in particular… It would be interesting to have Daughtry sing the song.. it might give it a little harder edge…

But you can’t really mess with perfection. I hope they go back to the classic "I Don't Wanna Be" by Gavin DeGraw. It is the best version of the song in my opinion.  

One Tree Hill Season 8 on Ultra Violet and make sure to check out the promotional trailer too.

Do you agree with me? The original is the best? Or did you like one of the covers? If so let me know, I would love to hear your opinions.

 Season 9 Premiere on Wed. Jan 11, 2012 at 8/7c on The CW! Make sure to check it out! I am sure this new season will be as great as last season!



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Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Hair Oil – Review (And a Giveaway)



Are you looking for a great conditioner, or something that will help with your dry scalp? I have a great product for you TropicalTraditions Virgin  coconut oil for your hair.

Here is some more information about Tropical Traditions coconut oil from the website:

This Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is a truly unrefined coconut oil. This coconut oil is made on Mt. Banahaw and surrounding areas from organic coconuts. Coconuts are used fresh (within 24-48 hours of harvest) from small family farms on Mt. Banahaw and other rural places in Quezon Province, the coconut capital of the Philippines. Only the highest quality coconuts are hand-picked from each harvest. The volcanic soil of Mt. Banahaw makes these organic coconuts some of the most nutritionally rich coconuts in the world!


Suggested Uses:

For dry scalp: Rub into hair and scalp at least 30 minutes before showering, or before bed at night. Wear a shower cap or towel to protect bedding.

As a hair conditioner: Rub into the ends of your hair after washing, while the hair is still wet. Apply as needed, working towards the scalp. It can also be used as a pre-wash hair treatment applying just before showering.
Excellent for ALL hair types!



My Review:

I was very fortunate to be able to review the Tropical Traditions Virgin  coconut oil, as soon as it arrived. I just had to try this on my daughters hair. My daughter has quite a mop of hair on her head. She gets her thick and crazy hair from my husband. My hair is thin and straight.. nothing like my daughters thick and fluffy and just wild hair.  I am always looking for ways to tame her hair, it is just so hard to style because it is everywhere.

I have heard great things about Coconut Oil for the Hair. I have always wanted to see if what I heard was true, was it really that great for your hair? I have to say when I opened the jar, the smell was so wonderful! It just reminded me of going to the beach. It was a great natural smell. I loved it.   

Well I tried this on my daughters hair, kind of like a conditioner. But I warn you do not use a lot, like you might with your current conditioner… A little goes a long way with this conditioner. I massaged this oil on the tips of her hair. And rinsed well.   I loved the way her hair came out. It was very shiny and a plus was her hair was easier to brush. This worked very well to tame her tangles.


I would recommend Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Hair Oil if you would like a great conditioner, that also is a great detangler. I just am impressed with the results, and I will continue to use this.

The great folks at Tropical Traditions are offering one of Susan’s Disney Family readers a chance to win a Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Hair Oil of their own. To enter please visit Tropical Traditions, take a look around the site, then come back here and tell me your favorite product. There are other ways to win as well. Please enter below.

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Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . I received oil to review.  No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising .

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Purex UltraPacks - Review


I recently had the chance to review Purex Triple Action Laundry Detergent and now I have the opportunity to introduce you all to a new product from Purex. A easy to use  laundry detergent called Purex Ultra Packs. Purex Ultra Packs are pre measured packs of liquid laundry detergent, that are so very easy and convenient to use.

I have mentioned before, that I am not a fan of doing laundry. But it is something I have to do like it or not. I can’t just buy new clothes all the time.  I simply must make the time to was what we have! As a working mother finding the time (and energy) to wash is tough. So when I had the chance to test out the new Purex Ultra Packs, I was so excited! With these packs I will not have to lug heavy laundry detergent bottles to the basement anymore?? Yes! But will these light little wonders do their job?

Will these little packs really work? Sure they look nice, but will they get the stains out and make my clothes clean? Well I was quite impressed those little packs packed a big cleaning punch. I was afraid that there would be “residue” from the packs in my laundry when the cleaning was finished. But there was nothing left of the packs. Just clean great smelling closets. I would recommend Purex Ultra Packs

The packs come in two scents:  Mountain Breeze + Free and Clear. I am a fan of the Mountain Breeze scent, it just smells “clean” to me.  The packs will be available in stores in February 2012. The packs are formulated and safe for all machines, including high-efficiency machines. So keep an eye out for the packs in February. Give it a try when you see it in your store, you will love it too.






Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions
Purex provided me with a free sample of their Purex Ultra Packs so I could write a review
  No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising .

My Memories, Digital Scrapbooking Software - Review & Discount Code (And a Giveaway)



Are you looking for new and exciting ways to scrapbook? Have you ever tried digital scrapbooking? Well I have a great company to introduce you to.  My Memories, here is a little information about MyMemories from the website:

My Memories has a quickly growing collection of fresh and unique digital kits as well as My Memories Suite, the number one rated digital scrapbook software out there. My Memories Suite is rated #1 by Amazon and Top Ten Reviews. Using this software, anyone can create digital scrapbooks, photobooks, cards, calendars and gifts without having to buy expensive and complicated software programs.

I am always looking for new ways to display my photos. And I am just getting into scrapbooking, when My Memories asked if I would like to do a review of their award winning software, I was so excited. There are so many things I can do using this software, I can make digital scrapbooks, photo books, calendars, and cards (what a money saver that will be!)

We are a picture taking family, my husband and I love our camera, and we take pictures pretty much everywhere we go. What fun is it to just have the pictures stay on the memory card. Well that is not good at all. But that is what happens sometimes, what can you do? Well let me tell you what you can do, try MyMemories. Why let your pictures sit, download them and make memories! There are so very many digital paper you can use for your digital scrapbook and the themes are so great.

here is a page from my book:

I love the ease of using the software, I am not that tech savvy (I do ok, but I am not a pro) But with the MyMemories software I don’t have to be a pro. And I love that! It is pretty a simple process, just get signed up and get into your account after downloading you will be ready to play (well I say play because, it really is like playing, it is fun to put the book together) With the time saving features, I was able to put a book together in minutes. And being a working mother saving time is so very important to me.  I love the birthday templates, my daughter’s birthday just past, I will have to get the photos together and make something special. I am sure I will treasure it forever.

I will simply have to make a scrapbook for the New Year’s Mummers parade! I will have to! I have always wanted to, but just never sat down to do it, but with the My Memories software, it is so easy I will finally have that Mummers Parade scrapbook! Thanks to the great scrapbook software from MyMemories.


The great folks at My Memories are offering one of Susan’s Disney Family readers a chance to win a My Memories, Digital Scrapbooking Software Download. To enter please visit the site www.MyMemories.com. Go to the site and choose your favorite digital paper pack or layout, then come back here and comment telling me  which one you love!

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Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . I received the software to download. No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising .

Allergy Luxe Bed Bug Mattress Protector and Pillow Protectors - Review



Are you as concerned as I am about the recent rise in beg bug incidents? I want to be able to protect my mattress, and I know how I can, a mattress cover from Allergy Luxe. Here is a little more information about Allergy Luxe from the website:

Allergy Luxe produces products that offer long-lasting comfort and protection, while providing the perfect refuge from today’s fast-paced world. Our products have proven to make a dramatic difference in how people sleep. Paired with Arm & Hammer our product line is featured at Bed Bath and Beyond.


I was very fortunate to be able to review a mattress cover and a pillowcase cover:

Good night, sleep tight. Entomologist lab tested and recommended, Allergy Luxe® Bed Bug mattress protectors with scientifically-tested and patent pending security zipper closures are meant to stop the penetration of bed bugs in fabric. The fabric is also treated with Arm & Hammer™ odor neutralizing technology. Covers mattress depth of 17". 100% polyester microfiber. Full measures 54" W x 75" L. Queen is 60" W x 80" L. King measures 78" W x 80" L. California King is 72" W x 84" L. Machine wash. Lifetime warranty. Imported.


My Review:

I’m a bed checker, we go on vacation and I check the beds as soon as I get into the room, there is no way I want to bring home bed bugs as a souvenir! Nasty, yucky, a pain to deal with and just something we don’t want. I also take precautions at home to help prevent bed bugs on our beds and pillows are Allergy Luxe Premium Bed Bug Barrier Protectors.






We are a traveling family, it is just something we all love to do. But I am always afraid of bring home unwanted guests from our many hotel stays. We say in pretty nice hotels, but still I have heard some bad things even in nice hotels.  When I came home from a vacation, I read a horror story about a bed bug infestation at a hotel… It was the hotel I just came back from! I was so scared, luckily my room did not seem to be affected.  Since then I have been very cautious when going to hotel rooms checking the beds, leaving my luggage on a hard floor surface. I do whatever  I can to be safe when away.

So with all of this traveling, I have to make sure my mattress at home is safe and protected. I was very fortunate to be able to review a mattress cover and a pillow case cover.  I paid a lot for my mattress, and I want the mattress to last. I don’t want something to happen to it.  Especially bed bugs.. just the thought!....... The little buggers can’t get into the bedding because they can’t get past the Allergy Luxe bedding protectors. I’d much rather have to replace the protectors than have to replace an entire bed set, it’s cheaper and easier!

Don’t give the bugs a chance to bug you, stop them in their tracks before they become a nuisance, bed bugs aren’t easy to deal with and can take months to get rid of. Why go through the hassle when all you have to do is protect your bed and pillow, all it takes is a few minutes but the peace of mind is totally worth it. Besides protecting my bed from the bed bugs, they also protect from mold and mildew. I have allergies, and mold & mildew in the bed… that would be just terrible.


I put the covers on the bed, and it was pretty easy, I would say it was just like putting a fitted sheet on the bed.  The cover was very soft. It was not hard like a plastic sheet. I had no trouble sleeping on it, and I am a light sleeper.  And the pillow case fit my large fluffy pillow well.

I will have to stop by my local Bed-Bath-and-Beyond and pick up a pillow case cover for my husband. He was not lucky enough to get one to try, and he surely wants one too. I will pick it up and surprise him with it, trust me this will be a great gift for him. He is as much of a bugaphobe (I don’t think that is really a word but you know what I mean)  as I am, bugs just gross him out so much. And I am sure he will sleep better having the pillow case cover that protects his pillow from bed bugs.

So if you are also concerned about bed bugs, and mold and mildew in your mattress. Make sure to pick up a great mattress cover from Allergy Luxe, it is well worth the investment.


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Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . I received a pillow and mattress protector. No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising .

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Zarbee's Cough Syrup - Review



Since it is that time again… Cold season, I can foresee my daughter getting a cold. She always does, it seems to go around the school and all of the kids get sick at the same time. But now I will be prepared with Zarbee's cough medicine for children. Here is a little information about Zarbee's from the website:

The fastest-growing children's cough and cold brand in the country, Zarbee’s is proven safe and effective for children 12 months of age and older. Developed by Dr. Zak Zarbock, one of the country’s top pediatricians, Zarbee’s products—a children’s cough syrup with a special blend of honeys fortified with immune-boosting vitamins that is also safe for women who are pregnant or nursing and a nighttime drink that soothes coughs and promotes healthy sleep—are recommended by more than 40,000 pediatricians nationwide. Zarbee’s products are all natural and gluten free, contain no drugs, alcohol and dyes, have no side effects and carry no risk of overdose. 

Zarbee’s All-Natural Children’s Cough Syrup and Zarbee’s Nighttime Cough & Sleep Drink each retail for a suggested $8.99 and may be purchased at Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Kmart, Kroger, Winn Dixie, Albertsons and Meijer stores nationwide as well as on www.zarbees.com. For more information, visit www.zarbees.com

Zarbee's All Natural Children's Cough Syrup - 3 Great Tasting Flavors



Pediatrician Developed & Recommended

  • Safe & effective for children 12 months+
  • Pediatrician recommended
  • Soothes sore throats
  • Immune boosting formula
  • Drug, Dye and Gluten-Free
  • 4 fl. oz. bottle
  • Available in Grape, Cherry and Lemon flavors
My Review:


It’s getting to be that time of year when I expect to see my daughter come home with a cold. Thankfully I have Zarbee’s in my arsenal of weapons. Getting kids to take medicine is usually a painful process, not with Zarbee’s my daughter loves the taste and most importantly the medicine works. 

The last cough medicine I gave her wasn’t Zarbee’s and well I paid the price for that…..she gagged and puked it up all over herself and her bed. It was a mess, a stinky mess. That’s what I get for not giving her the medicine she likes.

It’s odd to say a kid likes medicine but Zarbee’s nailed the taste and it’s simple to get her to take her dose. Zarbee’s is all natural, soothes irritated throats, controls the coughing and is all natural. This is good medicine and I’m thankful that we have it because I know it’s inevitable that once school starts again I’ll be dealing with the sniffles.

So if you are looking for a cough medicine, your child  will actually take (without a fight) make sure to pick up a bottle of  Zarbee’s, they have cough medicine and a nighttime cough and sleep drink. I highly recommend them. What more can you ask for? A product that tastes good and helps my daughter, I love Zarbee’s!

 
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Zarbee's  syrup is available at Walgreens, Rite Aid, Kmart, Kroger, Winn Dixie, and Meijer stores nationwide
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Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . I received cough syrup to review. No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising .

Wholesale Star Wars Costumes - Review


Are you a Star Wars fan? Well I have a great costume site for you. WholesaleStarWarsCostumes.com  they have such a selection
We don’t know the dates yet since they haven’t been released but we fully expect to be back in the World this coming May or June to celebrate Star Wars Weekend. We did it in 2010 and to this day my husband says it was his favorite trip to the World because it combined the two things he loves the most besides myself and our daughter and his car, Disney and StarWars. While we were down there my daughter kept seeing people in costume and well, being a kid she wanted to be dressed up! Star Wars Weekends 2012 she’ll be able to be dressed up thanks to Wholesale Star Wars Costumes.
She’ll be Princess Leia, my husband tried to get her to pick Boba Fett but she laughed him off and said I’m a girl! The costumes itself is cool, it looks like the iconic dress Leia wore in Episode 4 and it comes complete with the honeybun hairdo wig. She’s all set to go and she’s looking forward to it almost as much as my husband.

If you’re looking for a Star Wars costume Wholesale Star Wars Costumes has you covered. They have a costume for everyone. If you like Jedi’s they have robes and sabers. If you love Bounty Hunters you can get your armor, jetpacks and pistols or blaster. Jawa’s, Wookiee’s and Yoda too! The sad thing is I know what all of them are. And come this May or June I’ll be surrounded by them all including my little girl.



Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . I received a costume to review. No monitory compensation was received. I was not required to write a positive review. Your experience may differ. The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising .

Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions, . No compensation was received. All opinions are my own. This is a unofficial fan site that is not affiliated with the Walt Disney Company or Disney theme parks.

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