Thursday, May 31, 2012

Lost Crates - Review (And a Giveaway)


 
Are you looking for a unique gift, something that dad does not have this Father’s Day? How about a Lost Crate? Well what are lost crates? They are an amazing idea, in my opinion and would make great gifts for dad and just about anyone. Here is a little more information about what Lost Crates are from the website:

We love beautiful design; it's as simple as that. At Lost Crates, we believe that the smallest changes can turn something from boring to fascinating, and we strive to help you make that difference with our curated crates. We started out with notebooks, writing instruments, desk accessories, and stationery, but after months of stumbling across amazing products that we couldn't pass off as stationery (believe us, we tried), we knew we needed to expand our offerings. No matter what your passions are - writing, food, the environment - you'll find the crate for you. Always well-designed."
 
They have so many great crates, that you can purchase, including Eco Crates, Housewear crates,  Foodie Crates,  Found In crates. All crates are filled with select items that are unique and surely will be loved! I was very fortunate to be able to review a Eco Crate from Lost Crates:


Who wouldn't love a crate (box really) that is full of different and unique items from a specific genre. We love to travel and I knew this eco crate was just made for us. This is April's Eco-Crate from Lost crates, a monthly or quarterly subscription service.  The items are  quality and are a great deal for the price of the crate. For this particular crate, you get all of these great items a $48.00 value for $38.00 (plus shipping) so this is a wonderful way to try new things and get your money's worth. Here is what was in my crate:  


Malin + Goetz Body Eco Crate:

If you're looking for products that are great for the environment as well as your body, look no further. With this month's crate from our friends at Malin + Goetz, you can take care of your skin and hair with the best shampoos, moisturizers, and lip balms in the business. With wholesome, natural ingredients like grapefruit, chamomile, shea butter and cilantro, these products will make you look, smell and feel great.

This crate was filled with great body items that are environmentally friendly including:

1oz Essential Kit by Malin + Goetz  —  retail price $30

This travel kit contains everything you need to feel awesome from head to toe. This array of advanced skin and hair products is made from natural ingredients that will work wonders.

 We love to travel as a family so my husband and I love to travel and when we do we usually share travel supplies, what I mean is I pack my items and he "borrows" what I bring.  So this little kit was great for us. The smells were wonderful and natural smelling no chemical smells here...

Lip Moisturizer by Malin + Goetz  —  retail price $8

Do regular lip moisturizers fall short of your expectations? That's because they don't use absorbent fatty acids that restore and replenish on contact. You'll never go back after trying this one.

I am a lip balm lover, always have been I never really stray from my lip balms. And without this kit I would have never met my favorite lip "balm" of all time! This moisturizer is the best! I am amazed at how well this keeps my lips moisturized. Love it!

Rum Bar Soap by Malin + Goetz  —  retail price $10

We promise this bar of soap won't leave you smelling like you just got back from a night on the town. The rum soap bar hydrates gently without irritation or stripping and is just lightly scented.

A soap that makes you think you are on a tropical island? Well sign me up. The rum sent was great and it just took me away. My husband also loved this soap what a break from the usual!

 The kits are well though out, and well put together.  I would love to get a Found In ____ crate. What a great idea, I love to travel but there are so many places I have never been to and this crate sends you items from different spotlight countries and states, what a way to get a "taste" of a certain place without leaving home. What fun!

You can even purchase a gift subscription to Lost Crates, why do a jelly of the month club for a loved one? Show you really care and send they a very cool and different gift a lost crates subscription. They have crates for everyone, you will surely find the perfect crate for that special someone.

And remember Father’s Day is right around the corner (it will be here before you know it. And you can find some great gift ideas for someone who loves surprises, I am a lover of surprises and I am sure some of your loved ones are as well. Can't wait to find out what this months crate is? Well it does not have to be a surprise at all, if you would like you can peek at what is in the crate right on the site, it is up to you a surprise or not?  

The generous folks at Lost Crates are giving one of Susan's Disney Family readers a chance to win a Malin + Goetz Body Eco Crate from Lost Crates. To enter please visit  Lost crates, take a look around the site then come back here and let me know the name of your favorite crate. There are also other ways to enter please enter below.


Buy it:
You can purchase the crates above and many more at Lost Crates

Win it:
One winner will win a  Malin + Goetz Body Eco Crate from Lost Crates a $38.00 value


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Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . I received a lost crate 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 .

KRAVE Jerky – Review (And a Giveaway)




Are you a jerky fan? A fan of unique flavors, that really get your attention? Well I would love to introduce you all to Krave Jerky. Here is a little more information about Krave from the website:

Krave Jerky provides a variety of flavorful, high quality packaged jerky products that will create a new, healthful image for the product category.
Their mission at KRAVE, we believe snack food need not be junk food. And - if something is meant to be good for you, it ought to taste that way!

We are all athletes. When we exercise, we rely on healthy snacks to improve our endurance, performance, and recovery. And when we're at work, we reach for them to boost our energy and concentration.

Our first line of food is KRAVE Jerky. Not the gummy, fatty, processed stuff you find at truck stops. No, our approach is strictly gourmet. We use sliced whole meat, natural seasonings and we make it fresh and vacuum pack it so it stays that way.

Krave's high grade jerky, with a moist and soft texture and an array of premium flavor profiles present a modern, market‐revolutionizing item for its target consumer segments: outdoor recreation enthusiasts, endurance and other athletes, and active tourists. The health benefits of Krave Jerky’s minimally processed, natural, and flavorful product, Situates the Company in an enviable position in the jerky segment.



My Review:
 
We consume a lot of jerky well my husband consumes a lot of it; I usually get to sniff the bag because he eats it so quick. It’s a great snack for people who are trying to eat healthy, lose weight or maintain their weight but want a really good snack. We received a bunch of jerky from Krave and I was promised by my husband that I would get to taste a little.
We received beef, pork and turkey jerky in various flavors including chili lime, garlic chili pepper, sweet chipotle, pineapple orange, lemon garlic, basil citrus and smoky grilled teriyaki. We’re a traditionally beef jerky family so getting a chance to try pork and turkey was something that was intriguing to us and I have to say that we were pleasantly surprised at how much we liked the pork and turkey.

The flavors were spot on, you could taste the lime and chili spices in the chili lime, the pineapple orange was great the flavors were robust and I never would have thought to combine these flavors with jerky! But what I think we all agreed on that was our favorite part of Krave Jerky is that we didn’t have to fight with the jerky to eat it. The jerky was jerky but it wasn’t petrified jerky making it so tough to eat that every time you bite into it you fear losing a tooth so add that to the great flavors and types of meat to choose from making Krave Jerky a wonderful jerky.

So if you are looking for different flavors, and wonderful tasting jerky I would recommend Krave Jerky you will love it! My family sure does.
 
The great folks at Krave Jerky are offering one of Susan’s Disney Family readers a chance to win a Krave Jerky 5 flavor variety pack. Would you like to win? Well just visit the Krave site and take a look around the site, then come back here and tell me your favorite flavor from the site. There are also other ways to enter, please enter below.



Buy it:

To purchase this delicious jerky please visit Krave Jerky

They even have a "jerky of the month club" of sorts. You can get 5 bags of your choice each month for $30.00!


Win it:


One winner will win a Krave Jerky 5 flavor variety pack


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Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . I received jerky 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 .

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Lisabelle Swimwear Review (And a Giveaway)

Are you looking for a swimsuit for your daughter for the summer? Are you looking for a suit that is cute, and affordable? Well I would suggest checking out Lisabelle Swimear. Here is some more information about the company from the website:

Lisabelle Swimear  is swimwear that combines California Surf With East Coast Attitude. Lisabelle Swimear is proud to offer Junior Separates and Girls 4-6X & 7/16 Swimwear that's lined using recycled fabric. Who says you can’t find great fashion that’s kind to the environment?! Our look is California Surf with East Coast Attitude!

Spring is here, and the warm weather is here already. In the northeast, it was 90+ the other day. It feels like summer here. So when I found out that my daughter would be able to review a suit from Lisabelle Swimear, I was so excited. There were so many great suits in my daughters size on the site, it took me a little bit to just choose one.  My husband is very old fashioned and says bikinis on little kids are a no no. So a one piece was in order.  On the site they have, one-piece suits, tankini’s, skirt cover ups, monokinis, bikinis, rash guards and more. The swimsuit I chose was kind of like a monokini, bare in the back but covered on the front. This was something my husband liked as well.  And my daughter thought was cool.

My Daughter just loves the summer, and what she is looking forward to the most is swimming, playing with the hose and just getting wet. She loves to play in the water. She is looking forward to wearing this bathing suit on our summer vacation to the Jersey Shore. She loves the Cosmic Hearts swimsuit,  the colors are so girly. And being a real girly girl she just loves them, and loves the rhinestone sparkle that is on certain spots of the swim suit.  I love the ties at the bottom of the suit, and the pam tree they just scream summer to me, very cute.  I love the way the suit looks.

This suit is well made, and will hold up to all of what my daughter will put this suit through. I was able to was the suit, and it came out just fine. No shrinkage or fading. This is a quality swimsuit.

I would recommend Lisabelle Swimear, there is a great selection of great looking suits that kids will love. The price is affordable, and they are environmentally friendly company that uses 100% recycled polyester for the suits. You can’t beat that. For a short time you can save 20% off of your purchase from Lisabelle Swimear just enter the code mommy123 at checkout. This code is valid until 6/15/12 so act now to get a great deal.
 
The generous folks at Lisabelle Swimear are offering one of Susan’s Disney Family readers a chance to win any Swimsuit From The Lisabelle Website. Would you love to win? Well visit the Lisabelle Swimear site, take a look around then come back here and tell me what suit is your favorite! There are also other ways to enter, please enter below.


Buy it:

You can buy this great swimsuit and more at Lisabelle Swimear

mommy123 at checkout and receive 20% off until June 15th.

Win it:

One winner will win choice of any Swimsuit From The Lisabelle Website



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Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . I received a swimsuit 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 .

Madelaine Chocolate Greeting Cards - 7 Days to Go Review (And a Giveaway)PM EST


 

 Are you a chocolate lover? Well you must love the Madelaine Chocolate Company. Here is more information about the Madelaine Chocolate Company from the website:

Established in 1949, we’ve dedicated ourselves to perfecting the superior taste and quality of our chocolate. Our belief that everyone should be able to afford great tasting chocolate is what drives our commitment to our customers, and ensures that we never compromise on flavor or quality.
Located in Far Rockaway, Queens, we're proud to say that as an American family-owned and run company, our chocolates have been made solely in New York and have been part of the American family life for 60 years. From holidays and birthdays, to Easter, Valentines and graduations - The Madelaine Chocolate Company has always been there.

Using the finest quality chocolate, innovative shapes and unique Italian foils, we’re proud to help make every moment special.
Madelaine - Sharing Every Chocolate Moment, since 1949





 My Review:

One of the many things to love about Christmas is that you get to use an Advent calendar. There is nothing more fun than to see how many more days to go until Christmas! But why just use them in December? There are so many other things you can count down such as vacations, birthdays or anything you want to celebrate.
And what better way to celebrate than with chocolate! Madelaine’s Chocolate has the perfect thing it’s called 7 Days To Go and behind each one of those 7 doors is a decadent piece of chocolate.

 It’s a really cool idea that I’m using  with my daughter she’s wrapping up first grade and is starting to count down the days until her summer vacation and she looks forward to opening up a door and eating a piece of chocolate every day. I’ve managed to combine her two favorite things getting out of school and chocolate thanks to Madelaine Chocolate! And my other child (my husband) is looking forward to his special day next month and he wants to use the calendar to count down to Father’s day because he’s in some delusional land thinking he’s going to be lavished with gifts! Ha! He get whatever is left at the gas station! I’m kidding I usually hit the 7-11 for his gifts. But seriously it’s a cool way to let the Dad’s in our lives let them know we care, love and appreciate them.
Madelaine’s just doesn’t have count down calendars they have so much more and some of the coolest looking ways to present chocolate that I’ve ever seen including: latte flavored chocolate shaped like a coffee cup, poker chip chocolates and what I think is the best rose shaped chocolate in a variety of colors and flavors. I like roses, yellow to be specific but they cost so much and have such a short shelf life I’d much rather get a dozen roses that I can enjoy in more ways than just looking at them! They really have some fantastic chocolate and have very unique ways of packaging them. If you need chocolate for a special occasion of just to snack on head on over to Madelaine’s Chocolate, and please don’t yell at me if your pants don’t fit anymore.
 
The generous folks at Madelaine Chocolates are giving one of Susan’s Disney Family readers a chance to win a few of the Madelaine Countdown Chocolate Greeting Cards - 7 Days to Go . Would you like to win? Well take visit the Madelaine Chocolates site, take a look around and tell me something else from the site, that you would love to try. There are also other ways to enter, please enter below.

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To purchase some great chocolate please visit MadelaineChocolates

Win it:

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Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . I received 2 countdowns 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 .

Over Undies Review (And a Giveaway)


Do you have an active daughter that loves to wear dresses. Would you love to have her have some more overage so she can be more comfortable when she playing a dress? Well I would love to tell you about a great company Over Undies, they will help your daughter pay freely in dresses! Here is a little information about the company from the website:

Over Undies® shorts keep underwear out of sight so that girls can play freely in dresses! Their mission is to keep the dignity and innocence of young, active girls everywhere!
Over Undies® Are:

- Proudly made in the USA.
- Made out of a 92% cotton, 8% spandex material.
- Available in 8 fun colors and 4 trim options.
- Perfect to wear at school, the playground, gym, dance class and any special occasion.
- Made with tag-less labels for no-itch comfort.

We just recently switched my daughter’s clothes from winter to spring/summer and we’ve come to realize that our little girl shot up a bit from last year to know. The only problem with her getting taller it that all those cute summer dresses she loves to wear are now a little too short. We have a solution that is the perfect remedy for this problem. Over Undies are cute little shorts that will make sure she is covered and look cute while doing their job.
When you have a daughter who loves wearing dresses and twirling you will run into the issue of a dress that might be a tad too short is something you don’t want her twirling in. But with the Over Undies she’ll be able to twirl and not have the world be able to see what princess is on her undies. And these shorts are tough enough to withstand what our little princess can dish out.



They might look frilly and delicate but these shorts are tough. They come in several colors and have either lace or ruffle trim depending on what your little girl needs and or likes. They also fit true to size so order whatever size your daughter is currently wearing and you will be good to go.
These shorts just saved us the cost and headache of having to go out and replace several dresses, that right there makes these shorts worth their weight in gold. Shopping for clothes with a seven year old especially my seven year old is a nightmare! And to not have to do that and be able to save a nice sum of money to boot is a great bonus!

There are 8 colors and various styles so you will find the perfect pair for your daughter. I would recommend Over Undies, they are well made and a very good idea, that is a must for active little girls.

The generous folks at Over Undies are offering one of Susan's Disney Family readers a chance to win  a Pair of Over Undies of Winner's Choice! Would you like to win? Well head over to the Over Undies site, and take a look then come back here and tell me what color and style you would get if you won? There are also other ways to enter. Please enter below.

 
Buy it:
You can purchase a pair of Over Undies on the site

Win it:
One winner will win a Pair of Over Undies of Winner's Choice



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Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . I received a pair of over undies 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 .

Ottilie & Lulu – Review (And a Giveaway)



 Are you looking for some great face care items for your daughter? Well I have a great suggestion for you, Ottilie & Lulu, this company has a great assortment of face products your daughter will love. Here is a little more information about Ottilie & Lulu from the website:

Ottilie and Lulu is a natural skin and hair care line created especially for tween girls (ages 7-14) to get them excited about grooming. Deborah Hernan mother of a tween girl noticed that there wasn’t anything on the market especially for her daughter’s young, delicate skin so she applied her background experience as an executive with Revlon and created Ottilie & Lulu Shortly after launching in 2009, the brand caught the attention of Seventeen Magazine’s Style Blog, and has gotten accolades from Discovery Girls Magazine. We wanted to reach out with a great Summertime Skin and Hair Care Review & Giveaway opportunity so mom’s like Deborah can teach their girls about healthy skin and hair care and get them started on good habits that will last a lifetime.

The Ottilie and Lulu line includes face wipes, everyday moisturizer with spf 20, shampoo and body wash, detangler and conditioner (all in one), and a body glow lotion. The products are created with gentle formulations without, Parabens, Phthalates, Sodium Lauryl Sulfates, Mineral Oil or Petroleum by-products. Instead, Ottilie and Lulu offers natural ingredients that are less harsh and more nurturing to younger skin and hair including:  
•     Anti-oxidants for protection against environmental stress
•     Vitamins, Wheat Protein and Jojoba Protein to keep young skin nourished and healthy
•     Chamomile Flower, Lemon Extract and other Botanicals that soothe

With 80% of the damage done to skin before the age of 17, it is so important for mothers to help their girls formulate good grooming and skin-care habits.  Many products on the market have harsh chemicals that can lead to allergic reactions or may strip skin of its natural youthful glow the very look we want to help our kids preserve for a long as possible.

My Review:

My daughter is growing up so quickly, it is amazing to see her grow up from a baby to a little girl to soon becoming a young woman. It is hard to believe she is almost (well she is a)   tween girl!  I can see in the little things how much she has grown up, she is into taking care of her skin and her hair now. I can imagine a time very soon when she will ask to wear makeup (oh no!).  She was fortunate to be able to review two great beauty products from Ottilie & Lul, they have wonderful beauty products for tweens ages 7-14 the Ottilie & Lulu Clean Skin Face Wipes and Ottilie & Lulu Everyday Facial Moisturizer Sunscreen SPF 20

Ottilie & Lulu Clean Skin Face Wipes: Clean Skin Face wipes are specially formulated for tween skin (no salicylic acid) and are the ideal way to help her keep her beautiful, clear skin. The very light scent of rosewater will leave her feeling refreshed. Every day, twice-a-day, both in the morning and at bedtime, girls can gently wipe skin with a face wipe. These wipes are also ideal for girls who want to freshen their face with after sports or any exercise. Price: $10.00 Size: 30 Wipes 

I loved the smell of these face wipes, they just smelled neat and clean to me.  She was able to use these wipes to freshen up after playing outside. These wipes would be wonderful to travel with, I would love to bring these to our next trip to Disney World. Having a chance to freshen up, after a long day in the Florida sun would be a great thing. And the size of the wipe pack would fit nicely in my purse, making it even easy to travel with.  I want to make sure my daughters face is clean, and fresh and it seems as my daughter gets older this is something she also wants to do. So she loved using the wipes, and I am sure I will be picking up a new pack soon.

I was also able to try:


Ottilie & Lulu Everyday Facial Moisturizer &Sunscreen SPF 20: "Voted the BEST by Discovery Girls Magazine!" This moisturizer dries quickly without that white, sticky feel. Specially created for tweens, it will leave skin feeling soft, silky, smooth--and protected. Our non-chemical, PABA-free formula is water-resistant, dermatologist approved, and allergy and clinically tested (but not on animals)! 

My daughter loved this face moisturizer, it was not sticky and it was easy for her to apply on her face. I love that this is 20 SPF. My daughter had beautiful  skin, and I want to keep it this way. It is very important  to me that she takes care to protect her skin from the sun’s rays. This would also be great for travel. We will bring this on our next trip in July!

Overall we were happy with the products from Ottilie & Lulu. If you are looking for some great beauty items for your tween I would recommend Ottilie & Lulu. Remember they are dermatologist, allergy, and clinically tested-but not on animals.That is wonderful!

The generous folks at Ottilie & Lulu are giving one of Susan’s Disney Family readers a chance to win 2 products a Ottilie & Lulu Clean Skin Face Wipes and Ottilie & Lulu Everyday Facial Moisturizer Sunscreen SPF 20 a $28.00 Value. Would you like to win? To enter please visit the site, take a look around then come back here and tell me your favorite item. There are also other ways to enter, please enter below.


Buy it:

You can purchase these items on www.ottilieandlulu.com

they offer free shipping on orders over $25.00

Win it:
One winner will win Ottilie & Lulu Clean Skin Face Wipes and Ottilie & Lulu Everyday Facial Moisturizer Sunscreen SPF 20 a $28.00 Value
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Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . I received 2 items 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 .

Energizer – has some great Utility Cash this summer! Review (And a Giveaway)





Utility costs are rising every day, and now that it is almost summertime, oh goodness I am sure my energy bills will be very high!   Just in time for the higher prices Energizer is offering the  Energizer Utility Cash program, you can collect codes from select Energizer battery and lighting products and redeem them online for savings, up to $25 total savings each per person/household/email address, off your own utility bill. 

You start earning rewards with just two codes and will need 10 codes total to earn the full $25.  Or you can help make a positive impact and choose to turn the codes into a donation to Habitat for Humanity®. Energizer and Habitat for Humanity partnership  is coming to the shelves of your favorite stores. For decades Energizer has supported organizations helping to make a positive impact in local communities and around the world. This spring as part of the Energizer campaign—that’s positivenergy—they’re “building” on that commitment in a new way through a partnership with Habitat for Humanity®.


Working with baseball legend and philanthropist Cal Ripken, Jr., Energizer is donating more than $300,000 and 1,000 volunteer hours to Habitat through a multi-city series of volunteer projects to help build new homes and revitalize existing homes for those in need.

This what to do after you collect your codes:

1.     Once you are finished collecting your codes, visit www.nowthatspositivenergy.com/utilities to enter your codes.
2.     You must enter your codes all at once.
3.     The last day to redeem codes is 3/31/13 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

My Review:
 
Batteries we all use them and need them. And the one brand that we go to more than any other battery on the market is Energizer If you were to take down all three of our smoke detectors and look to see what battery is powering them you’ll find Energizers. We trust Energizer and have trusted them for years.
When we first became aware as just how good their batteries were it was several years ago when digital cameras still used traditional batteries. Our camera took AAs and we popped four of them in started snapping pictures and within a few minutes of use the camera let us know our batteries were less than half! I kid you not; the camera drained those batteries so fast it was amazing.
My husband went to Target and picked up Energizer batteries made for high use electronic products, they were lithium and made for gadgets. We popped those in took more pictures and didn’t have to replace them for quite some time, I’m talking several hundred pictures worth of time. We always made sure to have them with us when we went away we knew if we wanted reliable batteries Energizer was and still is the way to go. Don’t trust your products to any other battery just do yourself and your gadgets the favor and just buy Energizer.

 
Make sure to get your need batteries from Energizer and save up to get some Utility cash! The last day to redeem codes is 3/31/13 at 11:59 p.m. ET. So collect the codes now, and you can save some $$ this summer, and you always need batteries, I know I always do.

The generous folks at Energizer are offering one of Susan’s Disney Family readers a chance to win two specially marked packages Energizer Max AA batteries with special codes. Would you like to win? Well just let me know how do you reduce your utility bills in the summer? There are also other ways to enter. Please enter below.


Buy it:

You can purchase these specialty marked Energizer packs at your local supermarket.

Win it:

One winner will win two specially marked packages Energizer Max AA batteries with special codes.




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Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . I received 2 packs of batteries 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 .

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Disney/Pixar's BRAVE - Recipes!!!



Here are some Scottish recipes to celebrate the upcoming release of the new Disney movie Brave!




I would love to try these recipes, make sure to let me know if you try them, and how they where.
Remember the Brave movie is out on June 22nd we will be there will you? :)


 






Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . 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 .

Available Now! Princess Diaries 2-Movie Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack Giveaway



 THE PRINCESS DIARIES: 10th Anniversary Edition + THE PRINCESS DIARIES 2: Royal Engagement. Available Now!

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of a cherished family classic, Disney proudly presents a special movie collection featuring two modern-day fairy tales, The Princess Diaries and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. Starring Academy Award winner Julie Andrews (best actress, Mary Poppins, 1964) and Academy Award-nominated Anne Hathaway (best actress, Rachel Getting Married, 2008), these two heartwarming and hilarious movies will touch your heart. As the future queen of Genovia, Princess Mia has everything a girl could want - except the enchanting romance she's always dreamed of. Comic complications rule the day in these delightfully engaging stories about finding out who you really are, and discovering what it takes to make your dreams come true!



Buy it:
This DVD is available now and  you can purchase this on Amazon.

Win it:
One winner will win a THE PRINCESS DIARIES: 10th Anniversary Edition + THE PRINCESS DIARIES 2: Royal Engagement. 2-Movie Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack.


Would you love to win this dvd combo? One lucky winner will win a copy of the  THE PRINCESS DIARIES: 10th Anniversary Edition + THE PRINCESS DIARIES 2: Royal Engagement. 2-Movie Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack.

To enter please let me know who would love this movie? There are also other ways to enter, please enter below.


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Honey Bunches Of Oats – Review (And a Giveaway) #HBOats


 


My Daughter is getting very picky. She used to be a kid that loved to try everything, and went along with just about anything. Now she has a laundry list of things she does not like.  Her new item on that list is nuts.  She does not like nuts in anything. And anything that looks like nuts. When I showed her Honey Bunches of Oats, she was a bit skeptical and did not want to try it. The bunches reminded her too much of “nuts” and she immediately did not like the cereal. But she did not even try it! Well I talked her into trying the cereal, and of course she loved it.

And the bunches were her favorite! I knew she would just love this cereal, I have been a fan since this cereal came out years ago. It has just the right amount of sweetness, and I love the crunch and the honey taste. Honey Bunches of Oats contains 10 grams of whole grains per servings, and 0 grams of trans fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol.  That is great to hear. I would much rather serve this cereal to my family, instead of those other high sugar kids cereals.  Did you know that Honey Nut Cheerios has 9grams of sugar, this great cereal has less sugar, and tastes just as great.

Honey Bunches of Oats, has many other flavors including: Honey Roasted, Almonds, Strawberries, Raisin Medley, Vanilla Bunches, Pecan Bunches, Cinnamon Bunches, Fruit Blends – Banana Blueberry, Fruit Blends – Peach Raspberry and Just Bunches Honey Roasted I am sure my daughter would love to try the fruit blends. And my husband being a big cinnamon fan, he will adore the cinnamon bunches.

I will surely be picking up another box when we go food shopping, it is just a great cereal that my family loves. Make sure to pick up a box next time you shop, your family will love it too.

The generous folks at Post, are giving one of Susan’s Disney Family readers a chance to win 5 coupons for free boxes of cereal! Wow, you can share these coupons with your friends and family! Would you like to win? Well just visit the Honey Bunches Of Oats site, take a look around and let me know what is your favorite.  There are also other ways to enter. Please enter below.

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Disclosure: The reviews and or opinions on this blog are my own opinions . I received a box of cereal 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 .

Nutrisystem Week #32 #NSNation



Well here we are at week 32 Nutrisystem. How is every one doing after the holiday weekend? A weekend full of burgers and macaroni salad (my favorite side by the way..)


I did ok, well better than ok pretty great. I stuck with the diet completely this week. I wanted to show myself I could do it, I could go without the burgers and hot dogs etc. And I did it, and to tell you the truth, I did not even miss it. I was happy with my meal, and I had a great weekend that was focused on activities, and not food.

I had fun with my family and friends, and did not spend the day snacking. I was very happy with myself. And the scale was happy too, so how did I do this week?

Nutrisystem Week 32
Pounds Lost this week:+2
Total lost: 39!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! woo hoo!! Happy Dance!!!!

Wow I am that much closter to my goal. I am so happy I could cry (in a good way). If you would like to change your life, why not start now? If I can do this, you can too!

And I am happy to share some great news with you all from Nutrisystem,

NUTRISYSTEM NAMED NATIONAL STRATEGIC PARTNER OF THE AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION IN RECOGNITION OF ITS COMMITMENT TO HELP STOP DIABETES

Nutrisystem D Clinical Trials Demonstrate Effectiveness of Program for Losing Weight and Controlling Blood Glucose Levels in People Living with Type 2 Diabetes

Fort Washington, Pa., May 23, 2012 – Nutrisystem (NASDAQ: NTRI), a leading provider of weight management products and services, today announced that it has been named a National Strategic Partner of the American Diabetes Association in recognition of its commitment to support the mission and the Association’s movement to Stop Diabetes®.

Nutrisystem offers the Nutrisystem® D® program, the leading home-delivered weight loss program clinically tested, in combination with weekly counseling sessions, to help people with type 2 diabetes lose weight and manage their blood glucose. Nutrisystem D also meets the nutritional guidelines of the American Diabetes Association.

Diabetes is one of the fastest growing health problems facing the nation, with nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States living with the disease. Another 79 million, or one in three American adults, have pre-diabetes, which puts them at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes.  Diabetes is a leading cause of adult blindness, kidney failure, lower limb amputations and premature death. Obesity is a major risk factor of type 2 diabetes, but research has shown that by losing about 7% of your body weight or about 15 pounds for someone who weighs 200 pounds, diabetes may be delayed or prevented. Weight loss is also helpful in the management of type 2 diabetes.

“We are honored to be recognized as a national strategic partner of the American Diabetes Association, whose worthy mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by this disease,” said Dr. Bruce Daggy, Chief Science Officer at Nutrisystem. “At Nutrisystem, we have sponsored clinical research on diabetes and related conditions with the goal of understanding how nutrition can help people better manage their type 2 diabetes. With Nutrisystem D, we offer a program of balanced nutrition which meets the nutritional guidelines of the Association and helps people with type 2 diabetes lose weight and manage their blood glucose.” 

Nutrisystem has been committed to the American Diabetes Association’s mission at the national and regional level for a number of years. Nutrisystem and its employees have been leading supporters of StepOut: Walk to Stop Diabetes, a fun family walk designed to raise awareness and help fund research, information and advocacy efforts of the Association.  Nutrisystem has also supported the Association’s efforts to raise awareness around American Diabetes Association Alert Day® and the Working Together to Stop Diabetes® movement, and has undertaken its own activities aimed at spreading the word about the benefits of losing weight in helping to prevent or manage type 2 diabetes.

“Through its support of the American Diabetes Association, Nutrisystem is helping to further our movement to Stop Diabetes,” said Robert E. Ratner, Chief Scientific & Medical Officer, MD, FACP, FACE, of the American Diabetes Association. “Weight loss is critical for helping those with type 2 diabetes better manage their disease and lead a healthier life.”

Introduced in December 2004 as the “Nutrisystem for Diabetics” Program, the Nutrisystem D program, in combination with weekly counseling sessions, was clinically tested and results were announced in 2009. The Company undertook a second clinical trial in 2011. Results of a third clinical study of Nutrisystem D will be presented at the annual conference of the American Diabetes Association in Philadelphia, PA, on June 10, 2012. Nutrisystem D follows the low-glycemic, reduced-calorie, portion-controlled approach of all Nutrisystem® plans, which simplifies the task of following a healthy diet.  Diets that are low in glycemic index have been shown in multiple studies to add to the favorable effect of weight loss on A1C among people with type 2 diabetes.    

Two clinical trials have shown that the Nutrisystem D program, in combination with behavioral counseling sessions, is effective in helping people living with type 2 diabetes to lose weight and manage their blood glucose. The first study, conducted at the Temple University School of Medicine and published in the journal Postgraduate Medicine in 2009, showed that Nutrisystem D helped overweight individuals with type 2 diabetes achieve significant improvements in body weight and hemoglobin A1C (a 90-day measure of blood glucose control).

In the 2009 study, 79% of the Nutrisystem D participants met the American Diabetes Association’s target A1C for good glycemic control. Participants who received the Nutrisystem D intervention also achieved significantly greater reductions in systolic blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, and waist circumference, relative to the control group.  The Nutrisystem D participants also reported significant improvements in quality-of-life. The first study did not include persons who were using insulin to control their type 2 diabetes.

A second clinical study was completed in 2011 at Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania and was presented at the 2011 annual conference of the Obesity Society. The results of this study confirmed the improvements seen in the 2009 study in both key outcome measures: weight loss and A1C reduction.  In addition, prescriptions for diabetes medications were tracked in this six-month study and more than a quarter of the participants on the Nutrisystem D program had their diabetes medications reduced by their primary care physicians while on the study.  Subjects with type 2 diabetes taking all common diabetes medications, including insulin, were included in the 2011 study.

About Nutrisystem

Having helped Americans lose millions of pounds over the last 40 years, Nutrisystem, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRI) develops evidence-based programs for healthy weight management, and is the leading provider of home-delivered weight loss meal plans. Nutrisystem offers balanced nutrition in the form of low glycemic index meal plans designed for men and women, including seniors, vegetarians and the Nutrisystem® D® program for people with diabetes or at risk for type 2 diabetes. Nutrisystem® plans include a wide variety of pantry and fresh-frozen entrees and snacks to aid in program satisfaction and adherence, as well as transition plans to support long-term success. The Fort Washington, PA-based company also provides weight management support and counseling by trained weight-loss coaches and registered dietitians, as well as through an engaged online community, online tools and trackers, mobile apps, cookbooks and more. Healthcare professionals may learn more about the programs by visiting www.nutrisystem.com/hcp.  Nutrisystem® weight loss plans are available directly to consumers through www.nutrisystem.com, by phone (1-800-435-4074) and at select retailers. The Company has also introduced a new in-store retail line, Nutrisystem® Everyday™ products, comprised of nutritionally balanced bars, smoothies, bakery and breakfast items aimed at consumers who aspire to eat healthier.

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Disclaimer: I have been selected to participate in the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger program. For the next four months, Nutrisystem will provide me with their meals at no charge for my review. I am not being compensated for my participation.


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Monday, May 28, 2012

Win a Danze Showerhead #MissionGiveaway

Are you in need of a showerhead? Well I would love a new one, and a great showerhead from Danze would be perfect for me! Would you like to win on? Well enter below.

Grand Prize: Danze Showerhead to WIN and 1 to GIVE

(you will win a Danze Showerhead MSRP $57 for you and one to give a friend.)

About Our Sponsor: Danze

Over 20 named collections of beautifully designed toilets, vanities, faucets, showerheads and bath accessories give you the freedom to build coordinated suites for your bath or kitchen. Browse this site to find the perfect fit for your project! Our products are beautiful inside and out. From our rich, lustrous finishes to our ceramic disc valves with a Drip-Free guarantee to our solid brass waterways. We pay attention to every last detail as if it were the first.  

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The Giveaway will open up on Tuesday 5/29 at 12:01 am EST and Close on Friday 6/1 at 11:59 pm EST. 1) Start at the Rafflecopter Giveaway form. 2) Complete the Mandatory entries. 3) Work your way through the links, entering contests at each blog as you go. These contests each have their own rules and end dates. 4) Complete additional entries towards the bottom and come back for additional daily entries!   That's it! You have successfully entered this awesome giveaway! Side note...It's not mandatory that you enter all the giveaways at each blog. However, doing so not only increases your chances of WINNING the other prizes, it increases your chances of WINNING the Grand Prize! Mission Giveaway started with the $100 Story where with $100 several people received the help they needed. We are on a mission to help people! We have gathered a group of bloggers that want to make a difference. Together we are the Mission Giveaway Group! To inquire about becoming a sponsor, please contact Amee or Dawn at missiongiveaway@yahoo.com for details. Take a look at our Media Kit to see what Mission Giveaway has to offer. Are you a blogger that would like to participate in Mission Giveaway? Find out how you can join us. Check out how entrants would pay it forward this week and enter your own comment: .

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