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Thursday, December 12, 2013


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

Product Manufacturer:  Poo~Pourri
Product Use:  Spray in the toilet before you go and avoid leaving a stinky bathroom.
Product Features:  Easy to use spray bottle. Comes in various sizes, 4 oz. to keep in your home or office and 2 oz. to keep in your purse when you are on the go. And no harsh chemicals. 
Price:  $9.95 for the 2 oz., $14.95 for the 4 oz., $24.95 for the 8 oz., and $29.95 for the 16 oz.  They also sell kits from anywhere between $9.95 to $44.95 that include multiple products.
Misc:  They have a large variety of scents to choose from.
Mommy in Ga:  I heard about Poopourri before we got to try it, My sister had gotten some (carried it in her purse on the go and everything!!) and told me how much she LOVED it! So when  we got the chance to work with them we jumped right on it!!!

I used this at my house, NO more stink when the little ones use the toilet, YAY!!!  My 9 year old was using everyday when she had to make a stink!!  She said boy mommy that stuff smells good!!!  Then I moved it out of their bathromm and she yellled from the bathroom, "Mommy the poopurri is MISSING and I NEED it!!!"

I also reviewed this at my work ( I work in the school cafeteria) ALL of the ladies were wanting to get some, so hopefully I will get a discount code that we can share with ALL of you!!!!

Mommy in PA:  I just want to start out by mentioning that the sayings on the bottles are absolutely hilarious!!!  Everyone I talked to in the days shortly after receiving the Poo~Pourri got to hear the funny kids were even spreading the word : ) 
  We received the diaper pail spray, the original Poo~Pourri, Party Pooper, and Poo-Tonium.  I gave the diaper pail spray to my sister-in-law and she said it worked perfectly. The original scent reminds me a lot of the cream cheese mints that my mom used to make.  It is a very pleasant fragrance.  The Party Pooper seems to be a bit stronger than the original, I imagine they did that because of all the people that will be using it at a party.  The Poo-Tonium is the strongest that they make (this is what we make my hubby use when he heads to the bathroom). 
  All three of them work wonderfully.  Stupid me didn't read everything before the first couple of uses and we couldn't figure out why it wasn't working that well.  We were only spritzing it once in the bowl instead of spraying a few times to coat the water.  Be sure you get a film across the whole bowl for optimal results : ) 

Oh and on a side note, remove the charms from your spray bottles before using them.  I ended up losing one in my toilet : (
  I've been telling a lot of people about the Poo~Pourri and how effective it is, not to mention they can really save you some embarrassment in public restrooms. 

Promo Code for 15% off your order is B1312MOM valid until 01/31/2014!!!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Valor Chocolates

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

  Valor Chocolates has been around for over 130 years.  They started out as a small family owned business and have grown to be Spain's largest chocolate company.  They specialize in a sugar-free chocolate that taste like their traditional chocolates (Stevia is the key).  They use cocoa beans from Ecuador, Panama, and Ghana to get their distinct flavor, along with whole Marcona almonds. 
  It is amazing how this company started.  Valeriano Lopez started selling his family's homemade chocolates in 1881.  He would travel via mule all around Eastern and Central Spain.  Valeriano's son took over the family business in the late 19th century and replaced the old stome mill with a mechanical mill and mules with horse-drawn carriages to up production and sales volume.  Today, Valor is one of the largest Spanish chocolate companies, making over ten thousand tons of chocolate a year. 
  Mommy in GA and mommy in PA got the opportunity to try a sampling of Valor Chocolates and here are our thoughts:
  We received the following bars (Valor Sugar Free Dark Chocolate w/ Marcona Almonds, Valor No Sugar Added Milk Chocolate w/ Marcona Almonds, Valor Sugar Free 72% Dark Chocolate w/ Cocoa Nibs, and Valor No Sugar Added Milk Chocolate w/ Hazelnut Mousse. 
  Mommy in GA: These are one of THE best chocolates I have ever had!!!!!!

We got Valor Sugar Free Dark Chocolatewith Marcona Almonds, Valor No Sugar Added Milk Chocolate with Macrona Almonds, Valor Sugar Free 72 % Dark Chocolate with Cocoa Nibs and Valor No Sugar Added Milk Chocolate with Hazelnut Mousse.

My favorite was, well I am not going to lie I REALLY liked all of them! This really surprised me because I normally do not like Dark Chocolate at all BUT, My ABSOLUTE favorite was the Valor No Sugar Added Milk Chocolate with Marcona Almonds.

The kids' enjoyed ALL of them and each of the 4 picked a different one as their favorite so you could say they are ALL a favorite in our house :)  Best part is NONE of the kids realized the lack of sugar and that is saying something!!!

  Mommy in PA:  These were absolutely delicious.  My favorite was the Valor No Sugar Added Milk Chocolate w/ Marcona Almonds.  My daughter preferred the one with the Hazelnut because she isn't a huge fan of nuts in candy bars.  My son's favorite was the Sugar-Free ones because of how low in carbs they were.  For once he was actually able to have a whole candy bar for his bedtime snack (he is only allowed 24 carbs) so this worked out great. 

There was one thing that surprised me son did not care for the dark chocolate with nibs.  He actually traded part of his candy bar for some pretzels. 
  I just couldn't get over how great the dark chocolate tasted and how the Sugar Free and No Sugar Added varieties tasted just like there was real sugar in there.  You don't get that nasty aftertaste like you do from all other sugar-free food items.  Stevia must really taste like real sugar : ) 
  For more information or to buy some Valor Chocolates of your very own you can head over to,,, or

Friday, December 6, 2013

We Have A Winner...

The winner of our UGLee Pen Giveaway is...
Nicholas W.
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Read It Forward - Free Box of Books Giveaway!

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Read It Forward is currently doing a giveaway for a box of their 12 favorite books.  Just click here and fill out the form for your chance to win.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

"Yoga for Your Brain" Tangle Cards

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"Yoga for Your Brain" Tangle Cards and "The Joy of Zentangle"

Product Manufacturer:  (cards) Design Originals/ Sandy Steen Bartholomew (book) by Suzanne McNeill, Sandy Steen Bartholomew, and Marie Browning.
Product Use:  (cards) reduce stress and promotes creativity, drawing patterns on cards.  (book) using the techniques in the book you can reduce stress, boost your creativity, or help you with focus.  
Product Features:  (cards) Inspired by "Zentangle", drawing patterns helps reduce stress and promote creativity, portable, printed on artist quality paper.  (book) Easy to follow guide to the art of Zentangle.  Learn to create patterns in less than 15 minutes.  
Price:  (cards) $3.99 for 20 blank cards, $9.99 for 50 pack of Original, Totally Tangled, or Kidz Edition Tangle card packs.  (book)  $24.99
Misc:  (cards) Each 50 card deck contains 40 cards that teach tangle designs, 9 bonus cards with basic tangling methods and flip them over for a mind bending puzzle.  Good for beginners or the more experienced tanglers.   (book) For experts or beginners, something for every skill level.  
Find out More:  (cards) can be purchased through a lot of big name stores such as Amazon, Walmart, and Barnes & Noble. Book published by Fox Chapel Publishing.

Mommy in GA: We received the cards and ALSO the Book!!  My 9 year old LOVES to draw and doodle and anything else that has to do with paper and any kind of writing utensil!

I gave the Zentangle a try and it did ease the tension of life while I was drawing, I need alot more practice with it before I show yall my talent (or lck there of!!!)

My 9 year old has taken possession of the Yoga for the Brain cards and also the Zentangle book!!  She has really enjoyed the new aspects of drawing and told me that she feels much calmer when she draws with them!

The one above is her favorite so far!

Mommy in PA:  My daughter scarfed the cards up right after I opened the package.  I actually had to get them back off of her to take the  She took them to her room and we didn't hear from her for about three hours.  That is very rare in this house because she usually needs food or drinks on a pretty regular basis once she gets home from school.  

She said she had a lot of fun but wasn't happy with how some of hers turned out.  She said she was having a hard time getting her shading to look right, I told her that it probably takes a little practice just like anything else.  Above is a sampling of the pictures she did : )  

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Our Top Twelve for November (Just a little late...oopsie)

disclaimer:  We received the products below for free in exchange for our honest opinions.  All opinions remain our own.
Our Top Twelve
This month our pick for the Top Twelve List is....

  You can see our previous post about Skoy here

This time they sent us the Skoy Scrub.  These are made from cotton and non-toxic hardener.  These take the place of your traditional scouring pads and are best cleaned on the top rack of your dishwasher.  They are reusable thus saving you money : )
  Now here are our thoughts about the Skoy Scrub they sent us this time:
  Mommy in GA:Skoy did not make our Top Twelve by accident!!!  If you read our previous review on skoy you know that we LOVE them!! They came in handy for all kinds of cleaning!!

Then we wrote to Skoy to let them know that they were one of our favorites and learned that they had expanded the handiness!!! They added the Skoy Scrub!!!  This is great because I hate when you have a mess you have to soak or douse in cleaner and then on top of all that you have to use a good amount of elbow grease...yuck! 

 With the Skoy Scrub you have an abrasive cloth that is not hard on your surfaces! I have used them from the bathroom (you can find it in the designated bathroom cleaner area, you don't want to use those anywhere else after cleaning in there!!) to my Kitchen, the counters, floors, sinks, walls, and anything you can think of in between, barely any cleaner and a little elbow grease and your surface is cleaner than with your other products!

Definately still in the top 12!

 The before picture of mommy in PA's bathroom sink after the softener didn't get changed out quickly enough and an orange buildup started.  

The after picture of mommy in PA's bathroom sink after using just the Skoy Scrub and no cleaning solution : )
  Mommy in PA:  I LOVE my Skoy Scrubs.  I use them all the time when I'm washing dishes...I haven't bought Brillo Pads in months : )  I use them on my non-stick skillets, my glass bakeware, and my crockpot.  I was totally amazed by the ability for the Skoy Scrub to cut through grease.  I had an older skillet that I've had for probably at least ten years, well it had this really nasty grease build up on the handle that I couldn't seem to get off.  Well the one day I put just a little bit of dish soap on the handle and grabbed a Skoy Scrub and started scrubbing...the build up came right off and it looks like new again : )  Just look at the above pictures to see what a difference it made in my iron-stained bathroom sink.
  Now here's why Skoy made our Top Twelve list:  We loved the fact that our Skoy Cloths we got last time were reusable and able to be put directly in the compost when they were worn out.  It's also great that they were created by two stay at home moms (much like mommy in GA and mommy in PA, at the time).

To find out more about Skoy or to get your very own Skoy Cloths or Scrubbers you can head over to their website, facebook, or twitter.