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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Our Top Twelve (Sept...a little late)

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  So every month (unless there is a we've been focusing on one of our top twelve favorite products we reviewed from our first year of blogging...kinda like our own little rewards ceremony : )  We got a little distracted last month but needed to get this posted for y'all so here it is, to be followed shortly by the one for this month : )
  Our Top Twelve for Sept is....
Earth Friendly Products
To see our review you can head over here
Now onto the reason they are one of our favorites from last year...
They help us keep our homes clean without using harsh chemicals, clean and just can't beat that!  Thanks Earth Friendly Products for making those wonderful products!!!!  They worked great and smelled great too!

Friday, October 11, 2013

New Avon Sales Rep x2!!!

Avon Sales Rep!

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So it turns that Mommy in Pa and Mommy in Ga are just going to do EVERYTHING together!!!!
Mommy in Pa signed up to do avon about a month ago and we were talking and it sounded like something I would be interested in and it ONLY cost 10$ !!  

I signed up under her and wanted to share our links with our readers' (that's ya'll!!!)  and hopefully you will find something you just have to have and want to order OR if you are looking for a little side job where you can manage your own hours let us know we would LOVE to help get you signed up!!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Edimi Product Giveaway!

disclaimer:  We are receiving nothing in exchange for this post other than a chance for our readers to win. 


Tired of your skin being prone to breakouts, sensitive, inflamed, or just plain dry?  Well the folks at Edimi may have the's all about the balance.  pH balanced that is!  They provide natural skincare solutions for common skincare issues.  Here is an example of their product selection (the entire product line can be viewed here):

Cucumber Facial Mask:  Used for scaly, aging, flakiness, wrinkles, clogged pores, etc. 

Recovery Syrum:  Used for lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, loss of elastin and collagen, sagging, dryness, and aging skin.

Deep Pore Cleanser:  Used for stubborn and solidified sebum under the skin, also good for acne.

Body Exfoliator:  Used for the removal of dead skin cells to leave healthy looking skin.

Anti-Stress Cream:  Used for lowering stress and anxiety and is great for sufferers of Roseacia. 

Body Cleanser:  Used for aging skin, pimples, dryness and flakiness.
Tightening Rejuvenator:  Used for sagginess, wrinkles, crows feet, turkey neck, and other elasticity issues.

Now what's better than natural skincare products that are available for pretty much any issue you about the chance to win two of the products shown above?!?!  For your chance to win just enter via the Rafflecopter form below.


Tuesday, October 8, 2013


disclaimer:  We received the products below for free in exchange for our honest opinions.  All opinions remain our own. 

Product Manufacturer:  Knork Flatware
Product Use:  They are eating utensils
Product Features:  100% Forged Stainless Steel, dishwasher safe, balanced handles, features a finger platform on the handle to make cutting your food a breeze
Price: varies
Misc:  Limited lifetime warranty, the original Knork was made to take the place of using a separate fork and knife while dining, used by chefs on Top Chef, Rachel Ray loves it, and Wolfgang Puck uses it exclusively for his Los Angeles Food and Wine Event. 
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Mommy in GA:  To start off this review I would like to say...... We LOVE to eat!!!  It is not always easy to find utensils sturdy enough to prevail to a second meal with my children in charge!!  The knork line is very sturdy and also easy to use!
When I used to cut up every ones food, my poor plate of food was cold and not very appetizing, with the knorks (not having to worry so much about the sharp knives) my children have become more independent AND mama gets to know what a HOT meal tastes like!!!

Another great thing is that I have never made it a point to buy an ice cream scooper (I have a LOT of bent spoons hanging out in my utensil drawer!!)  SO, when I got the knork utensil line I thought to myself, What a great ice cream spoon!!! Low and behold my knork was in the same shape it was before scooping ice cream!!

One last thing, my kids' ask to use the knorks for EVERY thing they eat!!!  We in Ga LOVE the Knork and look forward to adding more to our collection :)

Mommy in PA:  These are just awesome!!!  Talk about a conversation piece just place these around your dinner table and wait for all the questions : )  But they don't just look good, they work good too (They slice through pork chops with ease).  I will admit they are a tad on the heavy side but that also makes you realize their high quality and know they will last a very long time. 
I love that they also give you some very handy tips on the back of the packaging about how to care for your Knorks.  Example: "Never allow flatware to soak in water over night or for long periods of time" - I am SO guilty of this.  I always thought it was better for them to soak so that it was easier to get everything to come off.  Needless to say they have more tips and I need to make sure to start using them : )
My family loved how easy it was to cut meats with the Knorks.   The only downside we found is you have to be really careful about how close to the edge of your plate you sit the Knork when not in use.  Mine decided to dive off my plate when I sat it down...oopsie!
 Click here to get a salad Knork to test for yourself for just $5 Shipped!!!

May Books

disclaimer:  We received the products below for free in exchange for our honest opinions.  All opinions remain our own.

May Books

Product Manufacturer:  May Designs

Product Use:  varies

Product Features:  sturdy construction (no more losing pages), personalized (choose from a bunch of different designs), customizable (check out their monogramming), design it just the way you want it (pick from what type of lines you want to what it will be used for).  Eco-friendly covers are also water resistant.

Price:  varies

Misc:  Mica May was a notebook junkie but couldn't find just the right one, so she made her own and the rest is history.

Mommy in GA:  These are really cute!!  I got the ones with my first initail! This is a place I can write down my thoughts or blog stuff or really whatever i wanted to!

Then I got the weekly meal planner!! How did they know I needed to organize my meals better??!!  It gives you a place to plan your dinners for the week and a place to write your grocery list then you have a place to write notes about the meals OR I could use that space for my breakfast and lunches for the weekend

The covers are water resistent so when my kids' pour the COMPLETELY FULL glass of whatever they are drinking and leave it on my countertop, and I reach over it to get what I need and left my book sitting there, WHEN the drink SPILLS we don't have a HUGE issue, just me frustrated that i'Il have to clean ANOTHER mess!!

Mommy in PA:  I LOVE my May Books!  I remember in high school wishing that there was some way to combine the texture of the standard notebooks they gave us at school with the fancier covers of the ones they sold at the store. 

 The Budget Book is my absolute favorite.  I love keeping things organized and the pages have spots for everything from month to month.  I love that they sent me zebras, this is something I very well may have chosen for myself. 

 I am still deciding whether to give the monogrammed book to my daughter for school notes or if I will end up using it for my son's book he takes to school to keep track of his glucose numbers (water resistant is great for anything he 

 The note cards are also adorable and I am thinking of ordering some for my Avon business.  They would make great cards to mail out for open house events.  I know I am going to get a lot of good use from these products!

Customizable note books would be a great gift for the holidays!


disclaimer:  We received the product below for free in exchange for our honest opinions.  All opinions remain our own.

Frownies Immune Screen - Natural Sunscreen

Product Manufacturer:  B&P Company, Inc.

Product Use:  for daily prevention of sun damage on face, neck, and chest.

Product Features:  natural, SPF-15, contains anti-oxidants, safe for all skin types, no artificial colors or fragrances, non-comedogenic, non-allergenic, and no animal testing.

Price: $39.97

Misc:  Frownies is a family owned and operated business in its fourth-generation.  Frownies carries a vast line of skin care products that you can view on their site listed below. 

Find out More:, facebook, or twitter

Mommy in GA: I am not a huge fan of sunscreen (I know tsk tsk especially living in Ga!!)  I don't like the way sunscreen feels or smells, with frownies the greasy feel and the smell of it is actually better than most.  

I wasn't totally grossed out when I put this on!!!
The only thing I noticed is, I put this on a few times and sometimes you get little white balls of something that just hang around (you can get them off not a huge deal!) and sometimes it is smooth to put on.

LOL I thought I was imagining things so I called mommy in Pa and asked her about it and she said sometimes it happens to hers also!

Mommy in PA:  I decided to apply the Frownies Sunscreen before mowing my grass.  I was wearing a tank top so I applied it to my chest, arms and shoulders.  It has a mildly greasy feel to it but it isn't as bad as some other sunscreens I've tried.  The scent isn't the greatest but it smells a lot better than those ones that smell like chemicals.  What I didn't care for was that it left white flecks of stuff all over that I just couldn't stand.  I ended up using a paper towel to try to get most of them off.  The product performed well though and I didn't get burnt.  So all in all the product performed well but I didn't care for the extra time involved in removing all of the flecks of stuff from my skin. 

Monday, October 7, 2013


disclaimer:  We are being offered a pair of tickets to giveaway in exchange for this post but all opinions remain our own. 

BeWell Expo Event/Ticket Giveaway

Okay most of the information you need is written above BUT please keep reading because we have a few goodies of our own to share with you on this event!!!!

Number 1 goody: We are very jealous that we will not be able to attend this event ourselves (Goody bags will be presented and quite a few free beauty shops such as skin analysis lounge (they will tell you about your skin type and current condition), Yoga studio (YAY!!) Brow Bar(this is a super jealousy factor where we wish we could attend!!!) and more will be available to yall!!!)

Number 2 goody:  we have a discount code just for moneysavingmommiesx2 readers!!! Go to order your tickets here and enter the word "MSMommies"  and you will get a 20 % discount on your tickets!!!  It is 25 $ for a one-day pass and 50$ for a 2-day pass!

The event will be held in Pasadena California on Octobor 12 and 13 (so HURRY!!!!)

Bringing me to the very best Goody I have in stock!!  Me and Mommy in Pa were offered tickets to go but, we are unable to make the arrangements to do so, SO we asked if we could do a giveaway for our readers'??!!   One of you lucky readers' will win a pair of tickets to go enjoy all the beauty and info they have to offer!!!  PLEASE only enter this giveaway if you will be able to attend so that they will be used!!!!!Also, we hope that the winner will share with us on moneysavingmommiesx2 what a great time they had!

So how do you get a chance to win those tickets?  Just comment below with why you believe you deserve them and we will choose our lucky winner around noon on Thursday(Oct. 10). 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Free Shipping on any size order at today and tomorrow!

They're doing the free shipping deal again on any size order at  There are a lot of cute inexpensive items that would make great stocking stuffers (might as well stock up  Be sure to enter code 2DAYSPREE during checkout!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

"The Hidden Truth Behind Bautiful Smiles"

disclaimer:  We received the book below for free in exchange for our honest opinions.  All opinions remain our own.

"The Hidden Truth Behind Beautiful Smiles"
by Zack Zaibak, MS, DDS

  This book starts out explaining how Zack Zaibak, MS, DDS went from being a child who loved to tinker with things (his dad always said he was good with his hands) to "Chicago's Premier Dentist". 

  He didn't just stop when he had the dental license either.  He always keeps striving for more so that he can bring his patients the best and newest procedures to make them love how they look. 

  Zack realizes that when a person's smile isn't what they want it to be that it can affect them in a lot of ways.  People suffer with relationships, work, and success just because their smiles aren't what others think they should be.  Well Zack shows us in the book that there are many options out there to fix your smile. 

  Zack also explains how he understands why people are afraid of dentists.  People are always assuming that a trip to the dentist means pain.  He takes the time to explain the different ways that dentists can make most procedures nearly painless. 

  Here is a list of the main topics discussed in the book:  Lumineers, Invisalign, Zoom 2 Whitening, Bridges, Crowns, Bonding, Snap-On Smiles, and Gum Lifts.  He also has chapters dedicated to checkups, dental care, gum disease prevention, and whole body care.

  Well now that Mommy in GA and Mommy in PA have had a chance to read the book here is our thoughts:

Mommy in GA:  This book had a LOT of great information ranging from all kinds of different types of dental work such as lumineers veneers and invisalign braces just to name a few, Teeth whitening was also included.

I enjoyed reading about how he got started and I love seeing the before and after pictures (as mommy in Pa also mentions)  it is amazing how different the people look with a little dental work and they look more confident and happy in the after photo!!

I got lucky I never really minded going to the dentist (although I do wish my teeth would stay a little whiter!!) but, also my kids' like to go to the dentist which makes me hope they are paying attention and learning the right way to take care of their teeth (So far so good!! Very few cavities!!) 

Mommy in PA:  This was a very good book.  I know, I know a lot of you were probably thinking it was a horror book...LOL.  I too remember always being terrified of the dentist (sweaty palms and all).  Now my daughter is just like me when it comes to going to the dentist and a couple of years ago we were told that she had the beginning stages of Gingivitis.  Well after reading this book I totally understand how it happened and what we can do to reverse it before it is too late. 

  My favorite part of the book was when he explains to you why it hurts so much when your dentist injects the Novocain, it isn't actually the needle that causes the most's actually the pressure from the Novocain itself going into your gums that does it.  Now they actually have machines that help keep the pressure more stable and it hurts a lot less. 

My daughter's least favorite part of dental visits is the cleaning.  The reason for this is she hates the pick they use to go around the gum line, it always ends up hurting her.  Well thanks to the book we now know there is actually a machine out there called an ultrasonic cleaner that uses vibrating waves of energy to create high energy bubbles that are effective at removing the plaque without the pain.

  I also love how they have a lot of before and after pictures in the book.  It's amazing to see what lumineers can do : )