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Mommy in GA and mommy in PA recently got a chance to test out some shoes from OOFOS.  OOFOS are made out of a material called OOfoam and are made to be very energy absorbing.  This technology helps by absorbing shock to lessen pain, reducing fatigue, restoring vigor, and providing cushioning to rejuvenate your feet.  And what mother doesn't need that?!

Mommy in GA and Mommy in PA chose different styles so that we could give yall a better overall review.  The great folks over at OOFOS are also going to be sending one of our lucky readers a pair of OOFOS of their very own (just be sure to enter with the form below).

Mommy in PA:  I chose the OOFOS OOahh Slides in Mocha.  I love how they look as they can be used as a casual shoe or also a more dressy event.  I also like that if they get dirty they are incredibly easy to clean as the whole shoe is made of the same material and wipes clean easily.  When I first tried on the slides I was thinking I should have ordered the next size up because my right shoe felt a little tight.  I mentioned it to my husband and he said to just try wearing them for a little while and see how they felt then.  Sure enough they fit perfectly, as if they adjusted to my feet. 

I usually do not wear shoes without backs because I have a hard time keeping them on my feet, this was not an issue with the OOFOS.  They stayed nice and snug on my feet.  These shoes are so darn comfortable that I make up reasons to wear them.  The OOFOS name really fits them well too.  The other day I couldn't find my OOFOS anywhere.  I went outside to see what my daughter was doing and lo and behold there were my OOFOS.  I asked her "So, did you take my OOFOS?" she replied with "Yeah" and I replied back "OO, You're in trouble now".  So I guess I'll be ordering her a pair soon.

Mommy in GA:
 The oofos are my new favorite shoe I had to go ahead and tell yall that first because, I have been telling everyone i meet that and now it is on the blog forever!!!
mommy in Pa described the material and all very well and I just want to tell yall that I wear my OOriginal thong (OOfos) EVERYWHERE!!!!  I took the kids' to a water park and of course wore my OOriginal thong OOfos and ya know how annoying it is when you get your shoes wet??!!  Well with the OOfos they are not uncomfortable when wet AND they dry super fast!!!
I walk and run(chase) with  my four children a lot and when i was wearing flip flops my feet hurt all the time.  Now i can chase them or walk with them quite a distance  and my feet don't bother me!!  I tried to put my flip flops on the other day and they were soooo UNcomfortable, Lovein the OOfos and if they ever where out I will definitely replace them!!

Here are the OOriginal Thong OOfos when they first arrived!!!!!

This is after wearing the OOfos for an entire month and wearing them EVERYWHERE!!!!
This shows you the amount of support you get in the bottom of your OOfo.........The design of a sandal with the support of a tennis shoe!!! Best thing EVER!!!

This shows you the tread you get with your OOfos, show me another shoe with that support AND comfort! I don't think you can!!

You can purchase your very own pair of OOFOS by going to The Insole Store.  Also be sure to check them out on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

OOFOS Slides come in whole sizes 4-11 womens and 7-14 mens and you can choose either Black or Mocha.

OOFOS Sandals come in whole sizes 4-11 womens and 7-14 mens and you can choose from Fuschia, Tangerine, Mocha, or Black.

For your chance to "feel the OO!" (OOFOS tagline) be sure to enter the giveaway via the Rafflecopter form below.

disclaimer: We each received a pair of OOfos in exchange for an honest review, all opinions are our own.

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Professional Hair care

ENJOY hair care was nice enough to send me the above products!!!!  I tried all of these products and love them!!! I will now tell you a little bit about all of them!
The picture above with the dark green star is the ENJOY Proffesional Hair Care Sulfate-Free Rejuvinating Volumizing Shampoo.
When you apply this to your hair you get a huge amount of foam and when you rinse it away your hair immediately feels so much cleaner!!!

 The Picture here with the light green star is the Enjoy Proffesional Hair Care Rejuvinating Volumizing Conditioner.
With this you don't so much get afoam but, here is the best part, you get a tingly sensation all over your scalp!! It smells good too!!!
 The purple star is ENJOY Professional Hair Care Straightener.
This is applied to your damp hair (preferably after using the above shampoo and conditioner!!) and then you can use your straightner and combined all of the products make your hair super easy to manage!!!!

Last but, not least you have your ENJOY Professional Hair Care Shine and Smooth
This is used for, you know the stupid fly aways we all get??  the ones that no matter what you try they fly away and stick sraight up in the air and the are so frustrating??!! Well not anymore, not if you use the shine and smooth above!!!

 To view the full product line of ENJOY PROFESSIONAL HAIRCARE click on the link!!!

disclaimer: I did receive the above products in exchange for my honest opinion and all opinions are my own.

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Crazy Dog T-Shirts and Nacho Mama Tees

Mommy in Ga says:  The folks at Crazy Dog T-Shirts were nice enough to let me pick a T-shirt from each site to product review!!
I had a really hard time only deciding on 2 because all of the t-shirts are pretty hilarious!!

I decided on the recycling t-shirt because 1 I don't care who you are you know you have gotten up in the morning and thrown on whatever shirt and bottoms were in reach!! and 2 I thought that it was funny but, in the midst of humor might just remind people to take that extra step and recycle some stuff!

The Tee-Shirts are very reasonably priced and they are made out of really good material, you know the ones that you don't sweat through even on the hottest days (I would know this for a fact living in GA!!!!)

The shirts come in sizes from small to 3 XL so they have something for everyone!!
The only thing i would suggest is that they had a better color selection when you are picking out yours tees.   The Recycle one (from the Girl's T-shirts section) and the Fantasy Football (from the Men's T-shirts Section) one only come in the colors shown below (white for recycle and grey for football)

Yesterdays Recycle T Shirt
I chose this shirt because my boyfriend is an avid fantasy football leauger!! This shirt could not have come at a better time as he won in the league last year and with the new year for fantasy football just starting he is hoping to keep the title this year too!!
This shirt is also made of the same fantastic material and also comes in sizes s-3XL
Fantasy Football League Champion t shirt

To get your very own Crazy Dog Tee you can head over here.

Disclaimer:  I received the above items for free from Crazy Dog Tshirts but all opinions are my own.

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Mommy in GA and mommy in PA are very excited to tell you all about one of our favorite new snacks, Pretzel Crisps from Snack Factory!

Pretzel Crisps aren't just your ordinary pretzels, they take your everyday snacking to a whole new level by becoming a utensil for dips, cheeses, meats, etc.  Have you ever tried dipping a normal pretzel...very frustrating?! 

With their large selection of flavors there is sure to be some taste buds tingling and everyone is sure to find a favorite. 

They aren't just tasty either, they are also good for you because they contain no trans or saturated fats.  You can't beat tasty and healthy!

Okay so mommy in Ga and mommy in Pa both received 7 bags of Pretzel Crisps each,a tote, a $1.00 coupon and a Pretzel Crisp pen.....PLUS 2 lucky winners will receive 7 bags of Pretzel Crisps, The lovely tote pictured below, a $1.00 coupon and let's not forget they included a pen with their logo for you to add Pretzel Crisps to your grocery lists!!!!
The Pretzel Crisp tote, pen and coupon!
BUFFALO WING Pretzel Crisps
Mommy in Ga says:  The BUFFALO WING was tasty but, would have been better paired with a ranch dressing?

Mommy in PA says:  We all liked this variety except for my 7 year old son who chose to skip this one.  Even our cat liked these!
SESAME Pretzel Crisps

Mommy in PA says:  These were very good with french onion dip.  A little too bland for me plain and my 14 year old daughter didn't really care for these.

Mommy in PA says:  These were my 14 year old's favorite!  They were gone the quickest out of all the flavors.  I also thought these were very good and will be buying them on a regular basis.
Mommy in Ga says: Everyone liked the CHIPOLTE CHEDDAR but, we are cheesy kinda people (lol!!!)  Anyway my 9 year old has a new favorite!
EVERYTHING Pretzel Crisps
Mommy in Ga says: The everything was not a total win for the kids, but mommy on the other hand really enjoyed these!!

Mommy in PA says:  We weren't really sure about these ones, would have to try some of the topper ideas.


Mommy in PA says:  These were pretty bitey.  At first I wasn't really too sure about them but once you eat a couple they are pretty good.

ORIGINAL Pretzel Crisp

Mommy in Ga says: The ORIGINAL were so much a favorite in this southern home that my kids' "accidentally" opened our giveaway bag also! So i will be using my $1 coupon to replace our bag to giveaway!!! Glad the kiddos enjoyed them so much though!!

Mommy in PA says:  This was my 7 year old's favorite!  He saw them at WalMart the other day and recognized the bag right away! 

We both love the fact that the bags are resealable and easy to distinguish which flavor is which.
We also like that the Original, Sesame, and Everything varieties have appetizer ideas on the bags. 
They also have a spot on their website that gives you even more ideas for toppers. 

To find out more about Pretzel Crisps you can check out their website, follow them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, or see where you can buy them.  Also, you gotta check out the awesome video below and be sure to enter our giveaway for your chance to win a variety of Pretzel Crisps of your own!

Disclaimer:  We received the above products for free in exchange for our review but all opinions remain our own.

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HBL has a full line of hair care products that are all made for the purpose of removing all the "no-no" ingredients and adding healthy alternatives that give you a quality product without causing damage to your body.  You can read the info on how their company came to be by going here.  This is a really great example of how something bad like cancer can encourage people to do something good for others. 

Mommy in PA had the honor of trying their line of volumizing products. 
 Step 1 was the Volumizing Shampoo.  Mommy in PA says:  Right away I loved the packaging.  It has these pretty iridescent words all over the bottle that just add to the experience.  The bottle kind of looks like a hair spray bottle but the lid pops open like a regular shampoo bottle.  The shampoo itself smells nice and lathers up great.  I loved how easy it was to rinse out without leaving residue. 
Step 2 was the Volumizing Conditioner.  Mommy in PA says:  I loved the packaging of this as well.  You do need to store this bottle upside down though after the first couple of uses as the conditioner is very thick.  It applied easily but was a little harder to get rinsed out than my normal conditioner but I could tell right away that it did a much better job. 

Step 3 was the Spray Mousse.  Mommy in PA says:  I'm not much for styling my hair because it just never seems like I can get things to look right.  This product is my new favorite styling product though because you apply it just like hair spray.  I've never used a spray mousse before but now I know I will never be going back to the foam kind again.  This was easy to apply and if you want more volume then you just add more by the roots and blow dry.  Very simple and it left my hair soft and smelling great. 

Here's a good example of what my hair was like before HBL.  It was almost always in a ponytail and you can actually see the damage from split ends and such. 

Here's what my hair looks like now after using all three products for awhile now.  I love how the mousse brings out the curls.  I hadn't even brushed it and I wouldn't have felt weird going to the store like that.  Love it!

I also want to mention how much I love the smell of this stuff.  I also like that when I use the mousse I get the volume without all the flyaways.

You can find out which product variety is right for you by using their product recommender found here.  Once you find your type you can purchase your own by going here.  The great folks at HBL are giving one of our readers the very same products that I reviewed.  Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win.  Also be sure to "like" them on Facebook and check out their Twitter page.

Disclaimer:  I received the above products for free in exchange for my review but all opinions are my own.

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  Today's Funky Friday is Part 2 of our three part series on Klutz.  If you happened to miss our part one you can view it by going here

"Twirly Q's"
by Anne Akers Johnson

Twirly Q's comes with everything you need to make these adorable paper critters.

Here's what the coiled up paper looks like on the shaping tool.

Here is what all the completed pieces looks like.

Here's what the pieces will look like after we figure out how to get the pieces to stick to themselves but not to us.  My 14 year old daughter was having a hard time getting the pieces to stay together so she tried a little more glue but now we need to let them dry longer so the glue isn't as sticky so they don't stick to us while we are trying to assemble them.

Mommy in PA says:  This one frustrated my 14 year old.  She was so excited about doing this craft because she really likes animals but ended up getting fed up with the glue.  I'm thinking we will be looking at the store for some other type of glue so that she can finish the project.  Other than that it was a fun, simple craft that she did enjoy. 

Mommy in Ga received:
Coin Blaster Arcade
by:The Editor's of KLUTZ

This is the front of the book, the picture doesn't show yall very well but, those are the pieces used to help flick your coins.

This is the index of how to and your list of games.....quite a variety to choose from too!!!
This section shows you how to load the launch and tells you about the card board pieces you might need for certain games (all pieces you need are included in your book!!)
This is the blastometer game.  The kids' had fun laughing at me while i missed and they thought they could do better!
 Here the girls' are showing me how it is done!! My 6 year old missed quite a bit but, she did knock 2 quarters out and got the "chump change"
 My 3 year old trying to edge in on her turn!! That caused a brief disagreement!
 My 9 year old beat us all with the "loose Cannon"

 They tell you about the ramp in the beginning of the book, you need this for a few of the games but, it is very simple to put it together.  If i can do it Yall can too!! lol.
 Here is the completed ramp
 Here is my 3 year old playing the Hot Shot Hoops,  He just wanted to play he didn't care it is a little above his skill level!

Here is my 6 year old, along with an action shot!  It's on the ramp, It's mid air, it's going toward the hoop and dangit it fell short!! Good try though!! LOL

These are just a few of the games we played but, i figured my post would be outrageous if i did all of them besides this is a recommended product for future birthdays' or Christmas so i don't want to ruin all the fun and spoil all of the surprises!!!

We enjoyed this activity alot and it also helps kids' use different money values as far as pennies, quarters etc....  We had a blast and hope that yall will give it a chance!!!

Disclaimer:  We received the above items for free in exchange for our review but all opinions are our own.


Goody Good Stuff

  Mommy in GA and mommy in PA recently got to try the full line of sweets from Goody Good Stuff.    Goody Good Stuff is not your typical fruit snack, they have gone the extra mile (15 years worth) to make a sweet that is Meat Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Dairy Free, Alcohol Free, Gluten Free, Fat Free, GMO Free, Soy Free, and Tree Nut Free.  Also there are no artificial colors and they use all natural flavors. 

The shapes of these are just so cute!
Goody Good Stuff comes in the following flavors:  Sour Fruit Salad, Tropical Fruit, Strawberry Cream, Koala Gummy Bears, Summer Peaches, Sour Mix & Match, Cheery Cherries, and Cola Breeze.  They also have new flavors coming soon.

Here's what mommy in GA's family thought of the Goody Good Stuff:
This definitely is some Goody Good stuff!!! We loved all of the different flavors!!!!  I am pretty sure nobody in my house hesitated for any of the flavors!! 
 My kids' and I thought they were all delicious.  We are huge fruit snack people and these ranked up there with the favorites!! I couldn't ask for much more of a variety to choose from either, i think they thought of everything!
The Goody Good stuff definitely will have a reservation on future grocery lists'!

Here's what mommy in PA's family thought of the Goody Good Stuff:
Well the name definitely fits the product in this case.  The Koala Gummy Bears were gone almost as fast as they were opened (they are my 7 year old son's favorite).  My 14 year old daughter really liked the Summer Peaches.  My favorite was the Sour Mix & Match.  I was hesitant to try the Cola Breeze but I'm now glad I did.  They tasted really good especially with the extra sugar on them. 
Here's what my seven year old said about the cola ones "I would give these more than two thumbs up if I had more than two thumbs".
And my 14 year old daughter said "These are going to be on our grocery list soon aren't they?"
We loved the cute little koala bear on all of the packaging. 

You can read more about Goody Good Stuff by going to their site, follow them on Facebook, or on Twitter.
To see store locations that carry Goody Good Stuff click here.

Disclaimer:  We received the above product to try in exchange for our review but all opinions are our own.




Klutz is a company that produces activities for children, unlike regular books that you just read, Klutz makes a huge variety of books that encourage kids to be active and use their imaginations.  The company was started back in 1977 in Palo Alto, California by three friends from Stanford.  They started with juggling lessons and worked their way up to where they are today.  In 2002 they were acquired by Scholastic, Inc.

Klutz was kind enough to send Mommy in PA and Mommy in GA three books each for our families to review so we are going to be breaking this down over three Friday's so that we can give you all a really good idea about the quality products that Klutz has to offer.

Mommy in PA received the two books we will be talking about today:

"Splat Art"

Blops & Dribbles In Need of Your Scribbles
by Andrew Pinder

This is a really cute book.  They give the kiddos a partially completed photo made with either part of a plant, banana skins, or possibly just a blob of paint and give them a good idea of what they could turn that into.  It's filled with little bits of humor and tons of fun ideas. 

 Here's a example of one of the pages.  The first picture tells the kids to look what they found crawling under their pillow...LOL!

Here's the picture that my 14 year old daughter decided to work on.

And here's what it looked like when she was done.

Here's the completed one that my 7 year old son did (camera lost the one of what it looked like originally)

"Twirled Paper"
by Jacqueline Lee

This is a cute book/activity where you use these strips of paper to make cute animals and other things.  This comes with all the stuff you need (paper strips, curling tool, wiggle eyes, etc.)  They also sell refills of the stuff on their site so once you make the initial investment of the book you can just buy refills of stuff as you need it.

Here's a sample of what the pages look like, I love that chameleon!

 Here's the first few steps of the Grasshopper my 14 year old is making.

 Here's what all the completed pieces look like.

Here is her completed grasshopper.  Very cute!
So these are really great books/activities for the kiddos.  The first book was easy enough for anyone to do.  The second one, on the other hand, does take a lot of patience and depending on the child's age may need a lot of assistance.  I was very impressed at the huge selection of books/activities that they have on the site

Right now they have a great deal going on where you can get 20% off sitewide if you spend $40 or more plus you get free shipping! 

Stay tuned next week for two more books from Klutz.

Disclaimer:  I did receive the items above for free in exchange for my review but all opinions are my own!


SKOY was created by 2 stay at home moms.  One of the moms lived in Europe and found a product similar to the SKOY cloth and immediately fell in love with it.  She returned to the states looking for a product like it and could not even find anything that came close.  After that the 2 moms worked together to research how they could come up with a product that would meet the high standards of the European cloth she loved and , TADA the SKOY cloth was born!!!!!!!!

The SKOY cloths are made up of cellulous pulp (wood- based) and natural cotton, leaving these incredible cloths COMPLETELY compostable.  Research showed that the cloth completely breaks down in a matter of 5 weeks! Switching to the SKOY cloth would save your home an average of 15 rolls of paper towels because of the durability! These can be used , washed and dried then repeat the cycle for several months!!!!!!!
Mommy in PA and Mommy in GA each received 8 SKOY cloths for use in our review. 

Mommy in GA says: I LOVE the SKOY cloths!!!!!! These are a great product to have on hand because, with 4 little ones you know there are plenty of chances to clean up a mess!! I keep the SKOY cloths handy all day because i find myself needing them weather it is to clean up a spill, wipe my counters, clean up spots on the floor and much more! OOPS dirty fingerprints on the wall or fridge or door??? No problem the SKOY cloth cleans it all!!!  Also glad we found such great deals (Posted at the bottom of our review) on the SKOY website because i will definitely be purchasing these instead of sponges and wasting money on paper towels, not to mention on top of everything else that is great about SKOY they are environment friendly!!

Mommy in PA says:  This is my new favorite cleaning product.  I use mine to wash my dishes, clean off countertops, soak up spills, etc.  It is amazing how easily spills disappear into the SKOY cloth.  These will be a must have in my home from now on.  I love the fact that you can get them in the different colors like this too because now I can use certain colors for certain tasks.  If I want to use one for my dishes, one for cleaning up spills on the floor and one for cleaning in my bathroom it will be super easy to know which one goes where when they come out of the laundry.  I also love that these are durable enough to be washed over and over again but still biodegradable when it is time for them to go.

Look at the photos below to see the SKOY cloth in action!
Okay so my 3 year old loves the Hershey's chocolate syrup but, OOPS there was a spill!! Now what????
Well let me show you this handy SKOY cloth at work!!! Chocolate is no  competition for the SKOY cloth.   Now let me tell you i did NOT have to use a cleaner on this mess either

Here it is at work and i had to use very little pressure to clean it up! Did i mention i let it dry before i cleaned it up........wanted to see how good the new product was!!

NO more chocolate!!!!!! and look what was left on my SKOY cloth....ewwwww.... oh well no problem i will just throw it in the wash and dry it so it will be ready for it's next use!!!!

Check out the difference in thickness between the dry SKOY cloth (purple) and the soaked one (pink).

The amount of water the SKOY cloth absorbs is the equality of using 15 sheets of GOOD paper towels!!!!  If you ask me you can't beat that with a stick (pun intended as the SKOY is wood-based!!!)
Mommy in PA took a wet SKOY cloth and got this much water squeezed out easily (1/2 Cup), my paper towel couldn't do that.

To get a great deal on SKOY cloths you can go to skoy online shopping (most of the 4-packs sell for $6.99) and shipping will be 1.94 UNLESS you sign up for the subscription then you can get 8 mixed color SKOY cloths for 13.98 with free shipping unless you live in California then you have to pay taxes......BUT, still a great deal!!!!  You can unsubscribe anytime, and you can also choose to get your SKOY clothes every 3, 4 ,5 or 6 months!!!!!

Methods of payment are:
Credit Card
Personal Check
OR (See our sidebar!!!)

You can learn more about SKOY cloth by going to their site,
follow them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter.

Disclaimer:  We received the above products for free in exchange for our honest review and all opinions remain our own.


This week's Tasty Tuesday is about a company named Crum Creek.  Here is what they are all about: 
"It all started in 1995 with Dr. Ara Yeramyan, a gourmet cook and scientist with a passion for inventing delicious, nutritious foods. He created our Crum Creek Mills soy products out of his kitchen, making the everyday foods you love only better.  After delighting his family and friends with his creations, he taped his desire to share his healthy foods with the world and brought Crum Creek to life.

We began selling our soy products in 2000, and over the years have developed a circle of customers and friends who love our foods.  As we have become part of the natural products and nutrition community, we have discovered many other great products that complement our foods and our customers’ lifestyles.  In 2011, we expanded Crum Creek to include many of the products you see in our online store.

Our ongoing quest is to find the best of what is best for you.  Thank you for joining our family of customers who are committed to living a life they love."

  Mommy in PA and Mommy in GA received a small sampling of some of their products for us to try out for our readers.  We received samples of Almond Biscuties, Soy Nut Trail Mix, Remarkable Rosemary & Garlic Soy Bites, and Superb Sesame Soy Bites. 

Mommy in PA says:  These look yummy and taste very good.  I was really surprised that I liked it as I'm not normally that into having big chunks of stuff in my food.  Very tasty!  My daughter normally tests stuff with me but she doesn't like raisins and they were pretty obvious so she wouldn't try this.

Mommy in Ga says:  My girls' and a friend of mine tried these and they all loved them (except my 6 year old....not a huge fan!!)  My friend said there was the perfect amount of raisins to almond ratio and she thought they were fantastic!

Mommy in PA says:  My daughter and I both tried this (she didn't see the raisins) and we were both thrown off by the dark chocolate aftertaste.  The initial taste was ok but we eventually just ended up picking through the bag for the sunflower and pumpkin seeds.

Mommy in Ga says: My 3 year old handed me the bag and said "My have some?"  I opened the bag and i tried one, they are not my favorite but, i am not a huge dark chocolate fan.  My 3 year old then proceeded to drop and spill the entire bag, so sorry the GA review panel failed us on this one!

Mommy in PA says:  These were just too bland for us.  My daughter just made a really funny face when she took a bite but she did end up finishing the rest, she just said they didn't really taste like anything.

Mommy in Ga says: My friend also helped try the soy bites with us and my girls said they were ok, my friend told me that they were a little bland and could use more of the rosemary but other than that they were good.

Mommy in PA says:  These were delicious.  I could have eaten the whole bag myself.  My daughter tried them and thought they were good too, which really surprised me.  I could see us eating these instead of chips.

Mommy in Ga says: These were another favorite in the house, everyone liked the flavors and thought that they were really good.

These are just a small sampling of what Crum Creek has to offer.  They also have a variety of other foods and drinks, bath and beauty items, vitamins and supplements, gift baskets (very reasonable prices), candles and cleaners. 

We also wanted to mention how cute their product packaging is.  We love the pictures on the packages. 

If you are interested in finding out more about Crum Creek you can go to their site, follow them on Twitter, follow them on Facebook, or sign up for their emails for special offers.  They also have a very informative blog you can check out too. 

You can enter for a chance to win a one month supply of Soy Nut Trail Mix by using the Rafflecopter form below.  Right now they are offering to give away more prizes if we can get more people to click through their facebook and blog pages.  So click away people if you want to have more chances to win!

disclaimer:  We received these products in exchange for our honest opinion, all opinions are our own.

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  With everyone using cell phones, mp3 players, tablet computers, etc. these days.  We need to really stop and think about the risks we may be putting our bodies in when we use them.  A company out of Canada called xZubi has come up with a solution to protect people from the potential effects of EMF radiation (the electromagnetic frequency used when a signal is bounced from a device to a tower).  I pulled this quote directly from their site:  "While no results are conclusive, awareness grows daily—and we think “better safe than sorry” is the best policy."  And we really have to agree.  As you can see in the photos below it is a really simple process and worth doing to be on the safe side. You can read more about xZubi by going to their site here.  Also be sure to enter below for a chance to win your very own family-5-pack.

Here's what the discs look like in the packaging.  This is the family 5 pack.

And here's what the disc looks like stuck on the back of my cell phone.  So simple, just peel it off the sheet and apply to the back of your device.

Mommy in PA says:  This was very simple to apply.  It does seem a little odd at first stuck to the back of the phone like that but I guess we'll get used to it.  I think it would be really cool if they offered different patterns with their symbol in the middle, or at least different colors.  I think teenagers would be more apt to put them on their devices if they were more personalized.

Mommy in Ga says: The only think that made me hesitate was that the stickers are "designed to permanently stick to your device as the adhesive they use is very strong."  That is the only warning on the package so i think that the positive comments outweigh the negative, although like mommy in Pa it would be really cool to pick from a wide selection of decals!

Disclaimer:  We did receive the above product for free in exchange for our honest review and all opinions are our own.

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Rocky Mountain Popcorn

Today's Tasty Tuesday (or should we say yesterday's Tasty Tuesday) is all about Rocky Mountain Popcorn.  Rocky Mountain Popcorn has been around for over 20 years.  The popcorn is all natural, gluten-free, nut-free, and certified non-GMO.  And don't forget popcorn is a whole grain!

Rocky Mountain Popcorn comes in the following flavors:  White Cheddar, Caramel, Cinnamon Sugar, Kettle Corn, Jalapeno, Butter, Southwest Cheddar, and Naked.

Here's a picture of the Rocky Mountain Popcorn that Mommy in PA and her family got to try.

Mommy in PA says:  My absolute favorite is the Cinnamon Sugar.  It was so addictive.  One bite and I was hooked.  The bag said it was one and a half servings and I ate it in one sitting.  Very yummy!  My son tried the butter flavor and said it was good (he wasn't being very cooperative with the taste testing process that day).  My daughter does not really eat popcorn so I took the rest with me to my nieces house and let them try some and her daughter LOVED the Carmel and said it tasted just like ball park popcorn.  We all were a little skeptical on the naked (lightly salted) thinking it would be too bland for our taste buds but surprisingly it was very tasty.  The only kind we didn't really care for that much was the Jalapeno but it wasn't really that bad either, probably just have to be in the mood for it.

everyone liked the caramel!!!!
my 6 year old cousins favorite!!! 
MY favorite!!!!!! 
This was good, and gone quickly too!!! 
Gone just as fast as the cinnamon sugar and also my 6 year olds favorite!!!! 
oooooh dat hot!!!!!!! 
my 3 year old and 9 year olds favorite!!

Mommy in Ga says:  We received the caramel and the southern Cheddar as the special popcorn's along with the butter, the naked, the jalapeno with white cheddar, cinnamon sugar and the white cheddar!!!
These popcorn flavors were a huge hit in my home!!! We broke them out while i was keeping my 3 little cousins for the weekend and all the kids loved them!!
The ones that went the fastest were the butter popcorn and the cinnamon and sugar......I let them have a little bit of the white cheddar to get opinions but, as they were my favorite i stashed those ones!!
We all enjoyed all the flavors but, my 6 year old cousin LOVED the southwestern cheddar.  He ate almost the whole bag himself!!! Also when it came to the jalapeno white Cheddar my kids' asked if they could open it and i told them it was going to be spicy and they said, "that's okay we like spicy!!" So they opened the bag and ate them but, every so often you would hear my 3 year old say, "ooooh mommy, dat hot!!!!" and he would get a drink and take another bite of popcorn!!!
All in all most of the flavors we got were fantastic!! As mommy in Pa said we were also a little skeptical about the naked but, it was very good!
Another great thing about the rocky mountain popcorn is the packaging, they are tall and skinny, EASY to store! They are also manufactured to tip the bag right into your mouth and eat......if you are not sharing your bag with others lol!!!!!

Right now Rocky Mountain Popcorn is doing a promotion that if you get 3 friends to "like" them on Facebook you will get three bags of Cinnamon Sugar for FREE!  All you do is get your friends to like them and then send them an email with their names and your mailing address.

Disclaimer:  We did receive the above items for free in exchange for our review but all opinions are our own.





Today's Maybe Monday is a review for MOGO!!!MOGO is a fun magnetic charm bracelet and sunglasses!
The MOGO is super easy to use and really cute too.  You choose your charms and place them on any of the magnetic studs to make your charm bracelet and sunglasses your own.
 Here is my 6 year old putting the charms on the sides of her sunglasses, we were sent 3 charms and yet it was a long process for her to choose which 2 would be perfect for her sunglasses!!
 Luckily with the bracelet that only left one so it was just a matter of figuring out which stud to place it on!!!
 Here she is stylin her new look!!! She loves the MOGO!!!!
 Here is my 9 year old choosing her charms and putting them in place.  She loved that it was a super fast task and if she didn't like where she put it she could easily change out the charms and they would still look great and stay on!!!
 Here she is showin yall her beautiful placement of the charms!!!!!
 My 7 year old chose to use all 3 of the charms on the charm bracelet so we could all see what it looked like and she loved it, she said "Mommy you are definitely going to have to buy some more of these!!!!" So i guess we are starting our Christmas lists early this year??!! 
Here is her bracelet and she is very proud of it!!!
I took pics of her in the sunglasses also but, i am not sure what happened to those :(  
Anyway, she loves the sunglasses as well she said "the only thing that would make these better is if they put a magnetic stud in the center (on the nose piece!!) lol!!!!

All in all we have really great things to say about MOGO the kids' love putting their own personality into the bracelets and sunglasses!! It is a great product and i would recommend it for the purchases for Christmas, birthdays, any other day for any other reason lol!!!!

Also, i would just like to tell yall MOGO has the cutest website page!!!! Make sure your speakers are on and it will be a pleasant surprise!!!! Go to the MOGO website now to place your order or to use the store locator.

disclaimer: I did receive this product in exchange for and honest review.  All opinions are my own though!!!
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Rockin' Green

Mommy in GA and Mommy in PA do a lot of laundry (especially Mommy in GA) so we were very excited to get to test the eco-friendly laundry detergent from Rockin' Green.  And thanks to them we are going to be able to give one of yall a chance to win some of your own.  Be sure to enter with the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck everyone!

Rockin' Green is dye free, 100% Phosphate free, vegan, has no fillers, has no enzymes or optical brighteners, is great for sensitive skin, and comes in three different varieties with several scent options.  One thing I recommend is to view the support section before using to get a good idea of what will work for you.

Mommy in PA received the Classic Rock (for my water type) and my scents were "Rage Against the Raspberry", "Lavender Mint Revival", and "Motley Clean".  I LOVE the names of the scents they make doing the laundry a little more exciting. 

Mommy in PA says:  I tried half a packet on a large load of everyday clothes and I was not impressed.  I ended up having to rewash with my normal detergent to get them totally clean.  I used the remainder of the packet on some throw blankets that weren't really dirty, just needed freshened up and it did a great job but I wish it had a stronger scent.  I tried a whole packet on a load of clothes and noticed that it worked much better so I guess I just needed to use more the first time.  The one thing I liked the most was the scent of the "Lavender Mint Revival" it made everything smell great and was strong enough just the way it was.

Mommy in Ga received the Soft Rock (per water type) and the scent i received was bare naked babies! which is a strawberry scent. 
Mommy in Ga says:  I like that the Rockin' Green comes in the h-e as you can not always get products that meet the requirements!!
The Rockin Green left me slightly disappointed in the fragrance area ( I am one of those people that i want it to smell like i just spent 2 hours washing, drying, and folding and putting the laundry away.) I don't just want my clothes to smell clean i want them to have a fragrance, this is a personal preference and i don't want you to take my opinion the wrong way, the Rockin Green left my clothes smelling and looking clean.  It is good for sensitive skin and I have no complaints besides the intensity of smell!!
For my four kids i love that the Rockin'Green is natural, reducing the chemicals that come in contact with the kids' skin.  Also if you have little ones in cloth diapers this would be a great product for you as the tushy is the most sensitive part of your baby!!

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Asher's Chocolates

Mommy in PA was very excited when she found out she was going to be able to try a sampling of Asher's Chocolates.  See Asher's Chocolates has been around since 1892 when Chester A. Asher opened a small candy shop in Philadelphia.  They are currently located in Souderton, PA and Lewistown, PA and are run by the fourth generation of Asher's.  I love companies with a deep family history (It's just neater that they are in my state too).

The chocolates I received to sample were the Assorted Mini Seashells.  This worked out perfectly because my family and I were able to try the milk chocolate, dark chocolate, peanut butter, and white chocolate.  I could tell right away that these were a high quality chocolate, they have a stronger taste that we really liked.  I was very impressed with their dark chocolate, my seven year old even liked it.  The Peanut Butter wasn't bad but it really wasn't what I expected.  The milk chocolate tasted totally different from any milk chocolate I've had, very tasty.  The white chocolate was my favorite, a little strong, but totally delicious.

Asher's doesn't just make solid chocolates either.  They have a wide variety of different foods dipped in chocolates.  I especially like the sound of the Milk Chocolate Smothered Graham Crackers....Yum!  The best part is that even with the high quality of their chocolate they are still very reasonably priced.  I could see myself ordering their gift baskets for holiday gifts.

The thing I liked best about their site was how easy it was to find what I was looking for, they even have a thing along the side that lists categories by ingredient so if you are looking for something in particular it is very easy to find.  The only thing I didn't like was how hard it was to decide what to many yummy chocolates to choose from!

To find out more about Asher's Chocolates or order some of your own you can view their website here.  Also be sure to check out their variety of sugar-free and gluten-free chocolates.  They also offer a chance to win free chocolate.

Disclaimer:  I received the above mentioned product for free for use in my review but all opinions are my own.


 Today's Maybe Monday is my monthly smead blogging program!!!! I received a Financial Kit that helps you organize your bills, receipts,401 K etc....   You can use this product before vacation but, i personally used it to get my bills in order! Yall know what i am  talking about when i say the "Bill Drawer"  It is the embarrassing drawer you pray nobody opens when they come to visit, i was going to post a picture of this but again, was too embarrassed! Okay now that i have generalized what i used it for i would like to tell yall a little about the product.

I received it in my regular mail, in an envelope and it was very neatly packaged separately as you can see above, in order to better put your box together!!!
You get the folders and tags to label them, you get 4 blank labels and the rest are for like your 401K and financials and bills etc....  you label them and file your paperwork accordingly (very simple even for a scatterbrain like myself!!!!)

After you get everything labeled and filed you put them inside the folder and after you fold them up you stick them in your easy to use, easy to store box!!! 

Making getting organized a much easier task, even for me!!

disclaimer: I did receive the product above in exchange for my honest opinion, all opinions are my own!




 Earth Friendly Products

Mommy in GA and Mommy in PA recently got a chance to try out some of the Earth Friendly Product Line.  Earth Friendly Products has a vast assortment of household cleaning products, paper products, and products for our pets.  Their products are all free of toxins, petrochemicals, bleach, ammonia, phosphates or other harmful ingredients. 

Mommy in GA received the:
Laundry detergent, Fruit and Vegetable Wash and a roll of Paper towels.

Mommy in Ga says:  I apologize for not providing a pic of the paper towels, They worked so great that they are gone!!!

The Laundry detergent is fantastic....the scent is Magnolia & Lily and smells awesome!! I was worried about how clean they were going to get my clothes because i have always wondered if they actually work as well as they say they do, needless to say i was pleasantly surprised!! 
The Laundry detergent is 50 fl oz. yet does not take up extra space in my laundry room which is ideal because my laundry room is not very big.  It cleans all the clothes very sufficiently and also leaves them smelling fresh when they come out of the dryer. Also on that same note, they build in a natural coconut softener in the detergent, so they are also static free when removed from they dryer! 
It is gentle on your clothes yet effective on dirt and gentle on the skin of my little ones at the same time
The ingredients are:  100% natural anionic coconut kernel oil based surfactant, horsetail plant, coconut oil based fabric softener, essential oils of magnolia & lily and purified water
For tough stains you can pour the detergent right on the stain, rub lightly and wash as normal.
Also due to the fact that natural ingredients are used , color and body may vary.
The only warning is to keep out of reach of children.

The Fruit and Vegetable Wash left my fruits and vegetables clean and as it states there were no after taste or odors left behind from the cleaner, i am very impressed as it only took seconds to use and the kids could dig into the fruits and veggies and i did not have to worry about them having left over residue or missed dirt.  It also takes care of any waxy build ups.
Use the spray and cover your fruit or vegetables rise with clear warm water and dry with a paper towel (which you can also purchase with these other great earth friendly products!!!)
Ingredients are: water and plant derived surfactant
Because natural ingredients are used the body and color may vary.
Keep out of reach of children.

It says the body and color may vary, Mine were both clear and all of my products tested turned out to be great additions to the household!!!!!

Mommy in PA says:  The first thing I tried was the dishwashing cleaner and I must say that I was very much impressed.  I will admit that I have always been a little skeptical on how good a natural cleaner would really perform after using brand name products most of the time.  The dishwashing liquid listed it's only ingredients as Water, Coconut Oil Derived Surfactants and Grapefruit Oil.  Well let me tell you what, that stuff worked just as good as any of the other dishwashing detergents I have ever used.  That and I really like the smell.  I'm not a really big fan of grapefruit as a food but for a scent it was really nice.  I honestly thought that this wouldn't give me enough suds but it did.

Now on to the Orange Plus All Purpose Cleaner.  It is made from Water, Pressed Orange Oil,  Ethanol (derived from corn) and Biodegradable Surfactants (plant derived).  I had to put this one to the ultimate stove.  After spraying once it had removed most of the build up and after the second spray and wipe down there were only a couple of small grease spots which just needed a little more elbow grease.  I love the orange smell it leaves the house smelling nice. 

Disclaimer:  We did receive the above products for free but all opinions remain our own.




Mommy in PA and Mommy in GA recently got a chance to try out these tasty candy bars from Cakedy.  Be sure to read our review and fill out the rafflecopter form at the bottom for your chance to win!

Mommy in Pa received the Peanut Butter Cakedy and the Mint Chocolate Cakedy.

About Cakedy:  Cakedy is a combination of cake on the inside and melted chocolate on the outside.  You can learn more or purchase your own by going here.

Mommy in PA says:  We tried the Peanut Butter one first.  The peanut butter one is peanut butter cake, butterscotch, and melted chocolate on the outside.  My 7 year old son said that it was "Good, tastes like chocolate mixed with peanut butter kinda".  My 14 year old daughter said "Interesting flavor, taste more butterscotch than anything".  I thought that it was very good but also very rich tasting.  The butterscotch was almost too strong for me.

Mommy in PA says:  We tried the mint one last.  The mint is chocolate cake, mint, and melted chocolate on the outside with pretty green stripes on the top.  My 7 year old son said "Mint is kinda powerful but I can still taste the chocolate".  My 14 year old daughter said "A little minty, sorta tastes like a brownie".  I thought that it was very pretty with the green frosting drizzled on the top.  I expected the mint to be a bit stronger but this one was my favorite. 

Mommy in Ga received the Velvet love cakedy and the Redhead cakedy
Don't they look delicious??!!
The Velvet Love is fantastic all of my kids' and myself liked this one best!! It is a Red velvet cake coated in a melted white chocolate that was hardened over the cakedy and drizzled with chocolate.....YUMMY!!!!  I think the kids liked it because there was so much chocolate but, not an overdose if ya know what i mean??!!

The redhead we tried second and all the kids and i liked this one too but the Velvet Love was a little better!! The redhead was strawberry cake nougat with melted white chocolate hardened over the top and drizzled with strawberry icing!!!! Again this was good too but, we REALLY liked the Velvet Love!

Disclaimer: We received these samples in exchange for an honest review and all opinions are our own! We were not compensated in any other way.

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Perky Jerky

This week for Tasty Tuesday we wanted to let you all know about the great jerky made by Perky Jerky.  This company started out completely by accident when two skiers unintentionally combined a package of peppered beef jerky with a can of energy drink.   You can read the whole story here, and we recommend you do as it is very entertaining. 

Now this is not your regular run of the mill jerky either.  Consider it jerky with a boost of energy (don't worry, they don't soak it in energy drinks...not anymore anyway)  The company uses Guarana to get the kick. 

Mommy in GA and Mommy in PA recently got a chance to sample some of the Ultra Premium Beef Jerky and some of the Ultra Premium Turkey Jerky and here is what we thought about it:

Mommy in GA says: This is too funny cause i read what mommy in pa said and we are the total opposite!!!  We really liked the turkey jerky but, my kids are smaller so the sweeter meat enticed them and well as for me i am a wimp and the beef was spicier!!!
We opened both packs while having friends over and the friends seemed to like both but, again the turkey seemed to be the winner!!!
We appreciate getting to taste these cause we love to try new things and share with yall what you will be spending your money on!!  The packaging and background for these guys are really cool too! Yall should definitely click on the links below to learn more. 

Mommy in PA says:  Well my hubby and my daughter are both huge jerky fans so we were super excited to get our samples in the mail.  It didn't take them but a minute to have a package open and all but gone.  I had to pry the bag away from them just to get a taste.  The first thing I noticed was the sweetness.  This was quite a bit sweeter than the beef jerky we are used to.  That didn't stop us from finishing the bag off and leave us wanting more.  We then opened the turkey jerky.  This was not our thing at all.  None of us could get past the turkey taste.  I mean it wasn't terrible but we all agreed it just wasn't for us. 

We took what jerky we had left with us down to my in-laws house for their 4th of July celebration.  I let some of his family members try the beef jerky first.  They all agreed that it was very good and I was really glad that I had left one bag back at my house because the rest of it was gone in just a few minutes.  The turkey jerky got mixed reviews.  Some people didn't like it but my brother-in-law reached in and grabbed a handful and shoved it in his mouth.  I didn't see the opened package again after that. 

To find out more or to get some of your own you can go to their website, subscribe to their newsletter, follow them on facebook, or follow them on Twitter.

Disclaimer:  We did receive packages of this product in exchange for our review but all opinions are our own.



Giant Microbes

Mommy in GA and Mommy in PA recently got a chance to check out these cute plush microbes from Giant Microbes.  These aren't your normal plush toy, these are also educational.  Each Giant Microbe comes with an informational tag that lists important facts about them. 

Mommy in PA says:  The Giant Microbe we received was "Bone Cell".  It was really interesting reading the card to find out how bone cells work together to form our bones.  My seven year old liked the Bone Cell so much that he asked if there was a way to buy more of them.  I told him yes, and he told me that he is saving up his money to buy more.  I think these would be great for teachers to use in their classrooms.

Mommy in GA says:  We got our amoeba in the mail the other day, my kids were SOOOOO excited to get it!!!!!   In fact they were so excited that within minutes of being in out home our newest members' name is Amable the amoeba!!  I love that this new toy is educational and it is even cute!  The girls' love that it is nice and soft.  They carry it around and try to take it everywhere we go. 
I went online to the giantmicrobe store and was looking around at the different products, besides the plush microbes they also carry the vinyl, coffee mugs for mom and dad, t-shirts for the whole family and if dad is feeling particularly germy he can wear the microbe tie to work!!!
We really enjoyed reviewing the product and our kids were educated to!!! We hope yall will visit the site and take a look!!!!!

Amoeba (Amoeba proteus) - Blue

follow this link to see a video !

You can find out more about Giant Microbes or buy some of your very own at
You can also sign up for their newsletter here, follow them on Facebook, and on Twitter

disclaimer: we each received a plush microbe in exchange for an honest review, all opinions are our own.




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Do your kids struggle with Spelling?  If so, you may want to check out SpellQuizzer.  Mommy in GA and I (Mommy in PA) recently tested SpellQuizzer with our kids and here's what we thought of it.

Mommy in PA:  SpellQuizzer is a very simple program that helps kids with their spelling lists.  We aren't in school right now but were still easily able to test the product.  The one option you have is to create your own spelling lists and that is what we did.  My daughter and I went in and created a 20 word list for my son.  Creating the list was very simple.  You go in and either select a word from the existing list or enter a word of your own (this is what we did).  Then you have the option to either give a clue about what the word is or use the voice recorder function to record yourself saying the word (very neat).  My children's computer does not have a microphone so we just used the hints.  
After my son went through all the words and had gotten all but three right it asked him if he'd like to retry the ones he got wrong.  He did and sure enough got them all right that time around.  I can really see this program coming in handy once we are back to school.  I also like how they have the option to download new spelling lists off of their site.  This is a great option for summer because you can keep your kiddos learning.  

My daughter actually came up with a great idea for this program also.  She is a little older and doesn't have spelling lists anymore so she decided that it would make a really fun trivia game.  She quizzed her brother and me about animals by putting in clues in the hints box and then if we got the wrong answer it automatically knew.  Quite clever don't you think?
I think this is well worth the $29.95 due to the fact you can use it forever for multiple kids.  

Mommy in Ga says:  I love the fact that you can go to spellquizzer website and you can get a free trial, you know so you can see what your money is buying!!!  Even if you purchase this product and do not like it, they have a 100 % guarantee!!!
I have a friend that home schools her children and spellquizzer has a forum dedicated especially to home school needs!!!!  I will definitely refer her to this program!!
The program is made to work with any US and UK English words, When you make your master list it automatically knows if you have misspelled a word!
Our kids are not in school yet but, my 9 year old had a lot of trouble with her spelling words so this program from what i have seen will be awesome for her and she will struggle less!! I have 4 children (3 of them already in school) and i love the simplicity of it......It will take only minutes to insert each child's list and label them with their names that way they can study on there own and have fun!!!

If you click on the following links you can watch demo videos on how to set up your own program:

Hopefully you find this program as helpful and fun as we did!!!!!!!!!

Disclaimer:  We did receive a free product code to use this product but all opinions are our own.

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Newman's Own Organic - The Second Generation

Above is the photo of the products that mommy in PA received to review.

 When we first heard of Newman's Own Organics we automatically assumed it was part of the Newman's Own Company.  Well you know what they say about assuming...Newman's Own Organics actually started out as a division of Newman's Own in 1993 but in late 2001 it became it's own separate company.  We were amazed at how many products they offer, including pet foods.  To see a full list of the stores that sell Newman's Own Organics Products go here.  Here is their full line up of products and what we thought of the ones we received.


Newman's Own Organics has 10 different varieties of pretzels.  Salted and Unsalted Rounds, Spelt Minis, High Protein Minis, Honey Wheat Minis, Mighty Minis, Salted Sticks, Thin Sticks, and Rods.

Mommy in PA says:  We received the Mighty Pretzel Mini's, Salted Pretzel Rounds, and the Thin Pretzel Sticks.  We all thought that the Mini's and the Sticks tasted just like the pretzels we normally eat and we loved them.  The Rounds we thought tasted a little more bland than the others but were also good.
Mommy in Ga says:  We got the spelt pretzels, mighty pretzel minis , and the thin pretzel sticks, We also thought that the the thin pretzel sticks and the thin pretzels and the Minis were just as good as regular pretzels spelt were a little drier tasting if you know what i mean but they were still good also.  None of the bags went uneaten in this house!!

Family Recipe Cookies

Newman's Own Organic makes 5 different varieties of their Family Recipe Cookies.  They are Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate Chip, Orange Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, and Ginger Snaps.

Mommy in PA says:  We received the Chocolate Chip, the Orange Chocolate Chip, and the Ginger Snap.  We loved the Chocolate Chip and had them gone within the first two days they were here.  The Orange Chocolate Chip were not very popular but the Ginger Snap were pretty tasty.  The only complaint here is that they are a hard cookie.  We really liked the packaging though because they have a sticker type thing on the back that helps you reseal the bag.

Mommy in Ga says: We received the Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, the Gingersnaps.  The Oatmeal chocolate chip were gone in no time, they were fantastic!! me and all the kiddos loved them!  The gingersnaps were good, but a little hard, hence the snap lol.....We (by that i mean mostly me!)  ate all of those also!  the kids said they were too spicy though. 


Newman's Own Organics makes 6 different flavors of chocolate.  They are Dark Chocolate, Super Dark Chocolate 70% Cocoa, Mocha Milk Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Espresso Dark Chocolate, and Orange Dark Chocolate.

Mommy in PA says:  We received the Milk Chocolate, the Espresso Dark Chocolate, the Super Dark Chocolate, and the Orange Dark Chocolate.  Out of all the Chocolates the Milk Chocolate ranked number one with us.  I thought it tasted a little different from what we are used to but I liked it.  My daughter said it was OK and my son thought it was tasty.  The Super Dark Chocolate really caught me off guard.  I expected it to taste stronger than normal dark chocolate but in fact it tasted a little weaker to me.  I just couldn't stand the aftertaste.  The Orange Dark Chocolate and the Espresso Dark Chocolate were not our cup of tea here.

Mommy in Ga says:  We received the espresso dark chocolate, the orange dark chocolate, the dark chocolate and the Mocha dark chocolate.  I tried a small piece of each, i love how they are divided so you can just have a small square if you desire!  I personally didn't care for any of them but, i am not a huge fan of chocolate and when i do eat it i only eat the milk chocolate so i am not a good judge so this is where my mini panel (the kids and various friends and family!! ) come in very handy!  The kids liked it all except the orange chocolate.  They said the other ones smelled and tasted kinda like coffee (the taste was a guess as they have never had coffee but, smelled plenty of it!!) A friend of mine that loves dark chocolate told me that they were fantastic!!

Fig Newmans

Newman's Own Organics makes 3 varieties.  Low Fat, Fat Free, and Wheat-Free/Dairy-Free.

Mommy in PA says:  We received the Fat Free Fig Newman's and I'll admit I was a little worried right away.  I was the only one brave enough to eat these and guess what, that's OK with me because I love them.  The centers are a little on the chewy side but they are delicious especially for a fat free product. 

Mommy in Ga says:  We received the fat free also and we ate a few, the kids weren't crazy about them and then i put them up so my 3 year old couldn't reach them and i forgot they were there....i thought they were OK but not my favorite (of course i think my brain tells my body to reject anything that says fat free lol)


Newman's Own Organics makes 6 varieties of their Newman-O's.  They are Original, Peanut Butter, Chocolate, Hint O' Mint, Ginger n' Cream and Wheat Free Dairy Free.

Mommy in PA says:  We received the Peanut Butter, the Chocolate, and the Ginger.  The Chocolate and the Peanut Butter all got rave reviews the cookie part itself was delicious and so were the fillings.  My son especially liked the Chocolate.  I much prefer the Peanut Butter.  The cookies almost have a chocolate cake like taste to them, very tasty.  The Ginger ones were not a hit.  The only thing that was disappointing about these was that there needs to be some way to reseal the package.

Mommy in Ga says: We received the original, the chocolate and Ginger n creme.  The original were the biggest hit, followed up by the chocolate and coming in last was the ginger.....again.  The kiddos just aren't a fan of that ginger!! Although that did not stop them from finishing the package so i would say they were at least okay!!

Chocolate Cups

Newman's Own Organics makes 5 varieties of their Chocolate Cups.  Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cups, Dark Chocolate Caramel cups, and Milk Chocolate Caramel Cups.

 Mommy in PA says:  Chocolate Cups?  What Chocolate Cups?  Just joking, we received one of each one of the varieties and they were all gone shortly after opening.  They were all delicious but I was really impressed with the Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cups.  They were heavenly.  My daughter was even fooled by the Dark Chocolate Caramel Cups because she doesn't even like dark chocolate but she liked them.  We really like the packaging in these also.  They come in a little plastic tray that holds the candies in place.  Even with the temperature in the house pushing almost 90 degrees the chocolates held up very well. 

Mommy in Ga says:  ha ha mommy in Pa i tried to tell my kids there was no chocolate but, they caught me red handed!!!  The peanut butter cups were the favorite here although my 9 year old liked them all!!  I personally liked the caramel cups (wish they would have been milk chocolate but the dark wasn't bad either!)

Pop's Corn

Newman's Own Organics makes 3 varieties of Pop's Corn.  They are Butter, Light Butter, and Unsalted.

Alphabet Cookies

Newman's Own Organics makes 3 varieties of their Alphabet Cookies.  They have Cinnamon Graham, Vanilla, and Chocolate.

Mommy in Ga says: We received the ABC cookies  the kids ate all of the ABC cookies without me :(  but apparently they were tasty too!! Like mommy in Pa we love the resealable bag, it makes it easy and keeps it fresh instead of having to transfer from your product package to a ziploc!!

Balsamic Vinegar & Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Newman's Own Organic makes Balsamic Vinegar available in two sizes and Olive Oil also available in two sizes.


Newman's Own Organics makes 7 varieties of coffee.  They are Newman's Special Blend, Newman's Special Decaf, Nell's Breakfast Blend, Newman's French Roast, Cafe Almond Biscotti, Columbian Especial, and Vanilla Caramel.

Dried Fruit

Newman's Own Organics makes 6 varieties of dried fruit.  They are Raisins, Cranberries, Pitted Prunes, Apples, Apricots, and Berry Blend. 

Mommy in PA says:  We received the Apricots and the Berry Blend.  My son and I both loved the Apricots but my daughter did not.  The fruit blend was delicious also getting thumbs up from 2 out of 3 people.  The fruit blend was just a smidge on the bitter side but still very yummy.  I think it would be great to mix in with a snack mix for a fruity kick.  We loved the resealable packaging.

Mommy in Ga says: We received the raisins and the cranberries.  The raisins were okay, we shared with the kids cousins one afternoon and the kids liked them as much as any other raisins!  The cranberries were hilarious to kids are not adventurous when it comes to their fruit so i did not tell them what they were eating my 3 year old and 6 year old wanted a snack so i grabbed the bag out and handed them each 1 and told them to try it and they kept asking what it was and i wouldn't tell them.  Finally they both put them in their mouths and were eating them and at the same time they both said"ewwww that is yucky mommy!!!"  They threw them out but, i tasted one and they are pretty good as far as a cranberry goes!!


Newman's Own Organics makes 3 varieties of their Hermits.  They are Original, Cinnamon, and Ginger.

Mommy in PA says:  I was the only one brave enough to try the Hermits also.  I honestly was a little hesitant when I saw the word molasses.  Raisins don't scare me but molasses does.  These were actually pretty good.  Not something I'd go out and buy on a regular basis or anything but they were actually above my expectations.

Mommy in Ga says: These were not included in my box but that is aokay, doesn't seem like it would be up our alley!!!


All of Newman's Own Organics Mints come in two package sizes.  They are available in these flavors: Cinnamon, Ginger, Peppermint, and Wintergreen.

Mommy in PA says:  We received one of each tin of mints.  This was my favorite batch of things to test because we got to see some funny faces.  The Cinnamon, Peppermint, and Wintergreen all got thumbs up from everyone and they all made comments like "I think I've tasted this before", not so much for the Ginger Mints.  The Ginger Mints made my son say "Good but Spicy, I need a drink!" and my daughter said "OOOOOH!!!!" with her hand waving rapidly in front of her mouth.  I thought they were pretty good but they did make my tongue burn a bit.

Mommy in Ga says:  We received all of the flavors and my kids have all kept a tin for themselves even though the mints are long gone!  The tins were their favorite part of the whole thing!! We opened the peppermints as soon as we got the box and i only got one of those, meaning the kids ate the rest!  Then we opened wintergreen and they loved those as well!!  We opened the cinnamon and the ginger while we had a few friends and family over and the cinnamon were a big hit with everyone....the ginger not so much!  The kids spit them out (in the defense of my children i am not much of a ginger fan unless it is in a cookie!!)

Royal Tea

Newman's Own Organics makes Organic Black Tea and Organic Green Tea .  The Organic Black Tea comes in two different sizes.


Newman's Own Organics makes 7 varieties of their licorice.  The flavors are Sour Strawberry, Sour Mango, Sour Apple, Sour Cherry, Black, Strawberry, and Pomegranate. 

Mommy in PA says:  We received one of each package of Licorice.  The Sour Apple was the tastiest licorice any of us had ever tasted.  We all agreed that it really wasn't as sour as most sour apple flavored items but it was way more tasty than any sour apple thing we've tried before.  My kids also agreed that the Sour Strawberry wasn't very sour either and my son added in that it was delicious.  My son said that the Strawberry tasted too plain.  I love how the sticks of licorice are covered in sugar it makes it look super fancy.  We didn't really care for the Sour Mango, Sour Cherry, Black, or Pomegranate.  Wish these came with resealable ends on the packaging.

Mommy in Ga says:  We also received all 7 flavors, I love the variety, because there are 6 of us here and you know that not everyone likes the same things!!  My 9 year old LOVED the sour Mango and also liked the other flavors except the pomegranate and the black licorice.  Sour Apple was loved by the few who got to taste it but, my niece was over and LOVED it , she asked me where i got it and asked me to buy some cause she could eat like 10 packs lol.   All of the flavors were a hit and i will go ahead and tell yall every pack got eaten within a 2 week period (except the black licorice, nobody here cared for that flavor)  I also am all about the resealable packaging, i think all products of all sorts should have them!!


Pet Products

Newman's Own Organics also makes a full line of pet food products.  They have both dry and canned dog and cat food along with a good selection of treats for pets.

Mommy in PA says:  My dogs devoured their food (both the dry and the canned).  We always feed them their dry food first and follow up with a treat, well they didn't wait for the treats.  I guess they thought the regular food was treat enough.  The snack sticks were their favorite treat.

Mommy in Ga says:  We received a bag of dry food, 2 small cans of wet food, 2 large cans of wet food and the snack sticks and peanut butter snacks.  My miniature pincher (whom my kids named big red LOL) Liked all of the foods and i would like to point out the canned food did not smell as bad as the regular canned food you buy!  He ate all the different kinds which surprised me cause he is usually pretty particular!!

He also enjoyed the snack sticks the most but, also likes the peanut butter ones....just not as eagerly!!

Above is the photo of the products mommy in PA received to let her pets try out.

  Above is a picture of Hansel enjoying his Newman's Own Organics canned cat food.  He loved it so much that for about two weeks after we got it everytime a package came he wouldn't leave us alone.  He actually growled at us when we tried to move the can away from him for a moment.

Stay tuned on Wedensday for your chance to win our 4 favorite products!  Can you guess what they are? 

Disclaimer:  We received all the above products for free from Newman's Own Organics - The Second Generation but all opinions are our own.


TruKid Review & Giveaway

  We all know about keeping our kiddos safe from the sun by using sunscreen and by teaching them proper hygiene, but are we really protecting our kids with the products we are using?  This is where TruKid products makes all the difference.  They produce a full line of body, hair, and skincare items for children.  All of which are natural, non-toxic, and free of Parabens, Phthalates, Gluten, BPA, SLS, petroleum, fragrances, and harsh chemicals.  They also like to make hygiene fun for kids by having rhymes and songs on some of the products and printable checklists that you can use to keep track of good things they do.

Mommy in Ga says:  We were so excited when we got the package in the mail!! My 3 year old said "mommy you got package?   What is it?!"  we opened it up and they were super excited to see the silly shampoo and could not wait to try it!!  They wanted to take a bath as soon as we opened it up and when i told them they had to wait, they then asked if the could go to me maw and pe paws to try the new sunblock in the swimming pool!!!
Well that evening i put them in the tub (another favorite thing is you can have the pump dispenser on your shampoo or you can have the regular one that tilts open, LOVE having choices with 4 very different kiddos in the house!!) and they loved the new shampoo and loved the way it smelled (fruity not boring!!!)  They said Mommy i hope we can use this kind all the time!  Of course the kids' favorite was the smell, my favorite thing is that it is all natural and does not have any harsh chemicals, it leaves the hair feeling soft also!!!! The shampoo was a big hit here, also if you go here you can get fun songs and rhymes for your kids, that make them want to clean themselves and take care of themselves!!!!  The link also takes you to the TruKids community and you can also buy the awesome products there also!!!
The sunblock was obviously a hit!! It meant we were going swimming!!The kids liked it also, they said it does not stink like the other sunblock i use (again it has a better fruity smell where the others have that yuckier smell!!)  The sunblock protected my very fair skinned children from the sun so well you couldn't even tell that we had been outside for hours on end in the swimming pool!! The products work great and again, NO harsh chemicals in the making of them, I LOVE IT!!!!!
These products have proved to be awesome in our household and i hope yall will give them a chance!!!

  Mommy in PA received the TruKid Bubbly Body Wash and the TruKid Sunny Days SPF 30+ Face Stick

  Mommy in PA says:  We were really excited to receive the products to test right when the weather here in PA was beginning to get nice enough to enjoy spending time outdoors.  We used the Sunny Days Face Stick the first chance we got to get into our pool.  The application was easy enough, just remove the cap and apply to your kiddos faces, or in our case just let them apply it themselves with a mirror.  My seven year old even applied his with just my supervision.  The face stick comes in a very convenient size that could easily be slipped into your purse or pocket and taken to the pool, the park, or anywhere for that matter.  I do wish that the lid sealed a little better though because it may come off (should probably be kept in a plastic bag just in case).  The formula itself is really thick and that was our only real problem with it.  It just isn't very comfortable but you can sure tell if you need to reapply.  I actually ended up having to wash mine off my face later in the day because I could tell I still had it on.  Something we also weren't sure we liked was the smell.  In the tube we liked it (smells like oranges) but on our faces it was almost overwhelming at first (smelled more like rotten oranges).  After having it on for about 10 minutes the smell didn't seem too bad and eventually we didn't notice it at all.  So to sum up, we like this product just don't like how heavy it feels on the face.

The TruKid Bubbly Body Wash was a big hit at our house.  My seven year old has been using it a lot since we got it.  The Bubbly Body Wash comes with a normal shampoo style dispensing cap and it also comes with a pump cap which was promptly added by my son.  I love how they make their products fun for the kids.  We love the smell of it (also fruity), the pretty blue bottle, and it suds up very well.  Out of the two products we received it is our favorite. 

Currently TruKid is offering our readers a FREE Happy Face & Body Lotion with any order of $30 or more by going here.  Just use coupon code happymom at checkout.  Limit 1 per customer.

Disclaimer:  We did receive the above products in exchange for our reviews but all opinions remain our own. 

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Hey yall, i know we always give yall a cool recipe but today i am going to share a reasonably good priced item for your tastebuds to tingle about EVERYDAY, not just Tuesday!!
 Okay so i got a voxbox from!!!!  I was sooooo excited because i had just joined their review team not long ago.  
 I would like to take a few minutes of yalls time to tell you about the voxbox program!!  The voxbox is brought to you from, on influenster you do short surveys in order to get badges, if you get opted into doing a voxbox the better your review the better your chances to receive more voxboxes!! If this sounds like something that would interest you , you should head on over and sign up!!
In my voxbox i received the new tast Quaker Soft Baked Oatmeal Cookie!!! This cookie was delicious! It was soft and chewy and had plenty of  flavor!!  The only problem i had with this cookie is the fact that it did not last long enough!! I have 4 little ones so i waited until they were busy and opened my cookie and if you have kids you know they come running and before they even know what you are eating they "want some!!"  So i shared this cookie and they all loved it as well.  We will be going to our local grocery and purchasing these!!
For a box of 6 you only pay 2.69 which is awesome, you know the competetors charge 99 cents for cookies at the gas station!
I hope you enjoyed our tasty tuesday and i do hope you will give these a try!

disclaimer: I received  this product in exchange for my honest opinion.  The opinion of loving the product is my own!!!


 Okay so i got a voxbox from!!!!  I was sooooo excited because i had just joined their review team not long ago.  
 I would like to take a few minutes of yalls time to tell you about the voxbox program!!  The voxbox is brought to you from, on influenster you do short surveys in order to get badges, if you get opted into doing a voxbox the better your review the better your chances to receive more voxboxes!! If this sounds like something that would interest you , you should head on over and sign up!!

Inside my voxbox i receieved a pack of impress nails, which are better than other press on nails due to the fact that you don't have to use glue!!! 
 I just applied mine today and they are supposed to last about a week so i will keep yall updated, It probably depends on how much you use your hands lol, mine may not last long with 4 kids, laundry, dishes etc.... i will be impressed if they stay on the whole week!!
As you can see in the picture they come in the cutest packaging, and in the box they also included a one dollar off coupon!!  They are supposed to come off really easy at the end of the week also either by peeling them off or by going around the edge of your finger (the outside of the nail) and leaving it sit for 1 minute, so i again i will be happy to update yall in about a week so please visit us again to get the results!! Also if you keep comming by you will get to see the reviews for the other products from my voxbox!!!

Disclaimer:  I was given this product by in exchange for my honest review i was not compensated in any other form......all opinions are my own



Bic Soleil Savvy

Mommy in PA says:  Last week I received an exciting package in the Bic Soleil Savvy from my newest BzzCampaign.  To find out how you too can become a BzzAgent just head over here and check it out. 

Upon first glimpse I noticed that this wasn't your ordinary disposable razor.  Instead of getting multiple disposable razors in the package, you get one handle and four replacement blades.  I also notice that the handle is made out of a pink glittery plastic with a rubber grip design.  There is no mistaking that this is a woman's razor.

Opening the package was pretty easy with the perforations on the back.  Now that I have it open I notice that each refill comes with it's own plastic cover that slides over the blade from the one side.  This is much safer than the ones that you have to click on over the front of the blade.  I also liked that all of the refill covers were attached together in the package but when you need to put on a new one they easily snap apart from each other. 

Ok, so now for the performance aspect.  The Bic Soleil Savvy has three flexible blades, a pivoting head, and lubricating strips with vitamin E.  Other than the one nick I got when shaving my underarms I was totally happy with the results.  The combination of the three blades and the vitamin E strips really did the job.  My legs were super smooth (it kinda felt like it left an oily residue on them at first but then the feeling went away and they were just smooth).  The rubber grip handle really did make it easier to control the razor and it looks nice too. 

I am very happy with the results but I'm not sure I like the idea of not being able to buy just the refills for this.  I just can't see wasting a perfectly good handle.  They would be great for on trips though.  These sell for around $7.49 so it's a little pricey for a disposable but remember you are getting a lot more bells and whistles.  I personally know if I wait long enough I can get a good refillable razor for the same price but if there isn't any sales going on this is a better price. 

Disclaimer:  I received this product for free from Bzz Agent but all opinions are my own.



Orville Redenbacher’s Ready-to-Eat Gourmet Popcorn

  Recently we got a chance to test Orville Redenbacher's Ready-to-Eat Gourmet Popcorn.  It's the great taste of Orville Redenbacher in the convenience of an already popped bag.  Which works out nicely for all you folks like Mommy in GA who refuses to purchase a microwave. 

  We were really surprised to see that it comes in 4 different flavors (Sharp White Cheddar, Signature BBQ, Classic Kettle Korn, and Farmhouse Cheddar).  Farmhouse Cheddar is the one we both received to try.  Mommy in GA's 7 year old daughter said, and I quote that it is "Amazing".  and her 6 year old daughter said "I don't like it...I love it"!  Mommy in GA and Mommy in PA both agree that the flavor tastes more real than some of the other popcorn flavors we have tried over the years.  The only ones in Mommy in PA's house that didn't like the popcorn are the ones that just don't like popcorn in general.

  We both also liked the packaging.  It is extremely eye-catching and there would be no way our kids would miss it on the shelf. 

Right on the bag it states that it is "30% larger and fluffier than the leading ready to eat savory popcorn" and they aren't kidding.  We couldn't believe the size of the popped kernels.  And every piece is well-coated with the flavoring. 

  Last but not least we really like the fact that it is also healthy for us and our families, with the popcorn being 100% whole grain.  And Orville Redenbacher's Ready-to-Eat Gourmet Popcorn also has zero grams of trans fat per serving.  So tasty...and healthy!  We can't wait to try the other flavors!

Disclaimer:  We each received the product for free but all opinions are our own.


  This weekend we will be focusing on relaxing.  One of the best gifts you can give your man for Father's Day is YOU being in a great mood.  And what better way to get into a great mood then being surrounded by great scents. 

  Mommy in PA says:   I recently got a chance to sample a handful of products from Senteur Exotics and have been very happy to test and retest all of them.  My family also helped me evaluate the products so I'll be putting in their opinions also. 
  We'll start with their line of candles.  All of their candles are hand poured and all of the container candles are made from natural kosher soy wax and natural oil blends.   I received samples of "Thunderstorm" and " Botanical Garden".  The "Thunderstorm" candle was our favorite product out of all the products we tried.  With everyone totally loving it except for my husband.  "Botanical Garden" was a hit with everyone except me, it just smelled too much like pineapple for my liking.  Both candles performed well and I could definitely see myself lighting them in the evenings while settling down with a good book.  The candles are very easy on the budget too.  4 oz. tins are $5, 7 oz. jars are $10 and the 14 oz. jars are $15. 

The next product I would like to discuss is the Body Scrubs.  I received a sample of "Orange A Peel" and one of "Honey Almond Kiss".  These were so much nicer smelling and rinsed off so much better than the brands I've tried in the past.  I also liked how the "Orange A Peel" one had actual orange seeds inside.  It really gave it the exotic touch.  The only one of us who didn't like the "Orange A Peel" one was my 14 year old daughter.  The only one who didn't like the "Honey Almond Kiss" was me.  I guess I'm just not a big fan of almond scent.  The body scrubs come in six different scents and are $10 for an 8 oz. jar. 

The next product that I received samples of was the Body Lotion.  Let me tell you, these lotions are divine.  I love how quickly they absorb into the skin and made it feel instantly softer.  We got to try "Mango Tango", "Eucalyptus Spearmint", and "Honey Almond Kiss".  Everyone loved the "Mango Tango", it just smells so good.  We all liked the "Eucalyptus Spearmint" except for my husband.  It's just a really nice, light mint scent which has this addictive property where you sniff it and then just have to sniff it again.  Now the "Honey Almond Kiss" everyone like but me...again ( I just can't get myself to like the almond smell....).  Lotions are $13.50 for 8 oz. bottle.

  Now last but certainly not least is the Body Wash.  We received samples of "OOH La Lavender", "Bergamot Grapefruit", and "Orange A Peel".  I made a huge mistake with letting my 7 year old son be the first to try out the body wash.  He used almost half of our one samples because he liked it so much.  I couldn't get over how much suds it produced.  I had always been one to assume that organic/natural products wouldn't produce as much suds as store bought stuff...boy was I wrong.  I loved the lather and the body wash seemed to have a very soothing feel to it.  We all liked the "OOH La Lavender" Not so much for the "Bergamot Grapefruit" or the "Orange A Peel".  There is another thing I really like about the body washes,  when you go to the site they also have soap with the cool looking seeds and stuff in them, very exotic.  Body washes are $13.50 for an 8 oz. bottle and the soaps are $5 for a 5 oz. bar. 

  Senteur Exotics are made from natural/organic ingredients so you know you are getting great quality products that are good for you and good for the planet. Not to mention the scents are spectacular.  Be sure to head over to the Senteur Exotics website and sign up for their email list for your special free gift offer. 

Disclaimer:  I received the products above for free but all opinions are my own. 



Loreal Paris Youth Code Day/Night Cream

Mommy in PA says:  So my latest Smiley360 mission is for the Loreal Paris Youth Code Day/Night Cream.  I've always been a little bit sceptical when it comes to products that say they can improve my skin in just one application but I figured I'd give it a try anyway.  After one week all I can say is that I'm sure glad I did.

My initial thoughts upon receiving my sample product were that I don't really care much for the smell and I was really worried when I applied it because it is pretty thick.  I could just picture my face breaking out like crazy from the heavy product clogging my pores when the weather just turned warm enough here to make me sweat on a regular basis.  But I did it days, seven applications (I know it says to apply it twice a day but I was afraid I wouldn't have enough to do the whole week applying twice a day).  Lo and behold there is enough here for atleast another week so I will continue to use it and see if I get any other results. 

The thickness was also a concern for me because I can't stand to feel anything on my face.  I was amazed that the Loreal Youth Code absorbed very quickly and the only time I noticed it was if I actually put my hand on my face and then I could feel it then but it wasn't a greasy feeling it was just a slightly tacky feeling.  After an hour or so I couldn't even tell I had applied it anymore. 

Ok, so now on to my results:  Day 2 of my experience I looked at the area right below my eyes.  I have some very fine lines (quite a few of them) that make my skin appear a little bit darker there and give me the whole bags under the eyes look.  I didn't see a difference in the lines themselves but I did notice that the bags under my eyes look had pretty much disappeared.  My whole face already looked more refreshed.  I also liked how smooth my face felt.

Day 5 was when I really noticed that the fine lines were getting less noticeable to me.  I mean they were still there but they weren't the first thing I noticed when I looked at my face anymore. 

Day 7 is today and I must say that I am very happy with the fact that my fine lines under my eyes are improving (not gone, but who knows after another week).  I am still impressed that I haven't had issues with greasy skin or breakouts after applying this all week (this alone almost makes it worth buying).  My face overall is more fresh and more revived looking.  But I still don't really care for the smell.  Now if it could just get rid of those expression lines on my forehead....that would be a miracle.

You can click here to learn more about this mission and learn more about Smiley360.

Disclaimer:  I recieved this trial size product for free from Smiley360 but all opinions are my own.


(Note: Insoles in picture are actually the ones I purchased for hubby because I totally forgot to take a picture of mine before I ripped open the package...sorry, too excited I guess)

  Mommy in PA says:
  So I got this very exciting package in the mail last week from   I was chosen to test the Dr.Scholl's Massaging Gel Insoles.  For those who aren't sure what Bzzagent is,  I encourage you to sign up as they do a lot of different product reviews througout the year and you can earn Mypoints that can be redeemed for gift cards plus you get to test some really cool products.
  Anywho...I was very excited about these insoles as I do a lot of walking/jogging/running during the course of my day and usually end up with some pretty tired and worn out feet.  I like how their package allows you to feel the product before opening it.  We all had to check that out.  Well after opening I had to get the insert to fit the size of my shoe.  Now at first I was a little intimidated because they say on the package that most shoes you can remove the insert that is in them and then you just lay it on as a stencil.  Well guess insoles were glued in and I could not get them to come out.  So I thought about it for a minute and then realized that on the Dr.Scholl's insoles there are actually markings to show you where to cut them for the various sizes.  So that's what I did, and it worked, they were a perfect fit!  I was actually worried that I'd have to take the laces out of my shoes to put them in but I didn't.  All I did was put the heel of the insole where I needed it in the heel of the shoe and then just used my hand to roll it down the length of the shoe. 
  Now be sure you have shoes with removable insoles or shoes that don't fit too tightly around your toes to begin with or you will end up with squished piggies like I did the first time I wore them.  They were very comfortable but just too tight at the end.  
  This time I have them in a pair of shoes that were just a little too big and they fit much better now and I must say they are now extremely comfy thanks to the Dr.School's Massaging Gel Insoles.  Now we're off to the store to pick up a pair for the hubby (they have womens sizes 6-10 and mens 8-13)and work in a variety of different shoe styles,  and one of the best things about this product is that if it isn't what you expected it has a money back guarantee. 

Disclaimer:  I received this product for free from Bzzagent as part of a BzzKit but all opinions are my own.


Klutchclub Box Review

Sorry i know it is not Monday but due to the long weekend and 4 children ;)  I was a little slow getting my review up i apologize and hope you enjoy the content!!

   OK so last week i got a box from a company called.......Klutchclub!!!!  They sent an information card telling you about the products and several products to taste so after dinner the other night i sat down with my four little ones to see what kind of snacks out of the box they liked!!!  We found we all have very similar taste buds so that was fun!!

Inside my box i received a peach mango Barlean's fish oil (full size!!!), Kind Bar,No Nuts! Seed and Fruit mix,  Zico coconut water, A Hy Drive energy drink mix, Plentils crunchy lentil chips, Tea Forte (4 different types) to try, Sheaterra organics rose hips black soap (deep pore facial cleanser)Power Yoga with Kristin McGee (50 minutes worth of DVD!!!)  And a 25 dollar gift card for . 

Everything i received looks great and is very generously proportioned! Like i said me and all 4 of the kiddos shared!!  I have not yet Had a chance to try the fish oil.

the kind bar was great it is a nice healthy snack kids wanted to know if we had more because it was delicious (what mom would not love hearing that about a nutritious snack??!!!)  The Kind Bar had nuts and chocolate and peanut butter

The No Nuts! Seed and Fruit mix was great as well and again my kids wanted more, as did i!!! If you love trail mix you will love the seed and fruit mix (minus the nuts but still fantastic!!)

Zico coconut water did not receive as great reviews as the rest, my 9 year old liked it but my 2 year old said it was nasty!  It is not a bad product but It does have to be your thing!

Plentils crunchy chips were OK but, they are a little bland for our crew of taste buds again a great product but you have to like that kind of thing!

Power Yoga:  The DVD will have to be tried later when i don't have 4 or 5 kids under my feet all day!! (Ga has early summer!!!) 

Tea Forte: The tea was fantastic all though i only tried the honey looking forward to trying the others

Yoga Hyde: I have not checked out this site or used my 25 $ gift certificate yet but intend to do so soon!!

Hy Drive: The kids tried the energy drink  i know what was i thinking?!!!) They loved it though!!

She Terra Organics, I tried this product and love it!!  I not only used it on my face but when i gt this product i actually tried it on my feet (they get super dry and it is so hard for me to find products that work on them!)  But i used this on them 1 time so far and put lotion them (which does not work by itself!)  and they were almost soft immediately!!!

If you are interested in receiving a KLUTCHclub box valued at around $50 for Just $18 or less a month click here to see what it is all about.

Disclaimer:  I received the products above for free but all opinions are my own.

I recently received a copy of the DVD Copy-Kids eat fruits and vegetables to do a review for all you readers!!!  I am very glad to have been picked to do this review for them as most of you I am always looking for creative ways to try to get my little ones to eat fruits and vegetables!!  I sat down and watched this DVD initially with my 3 year old son and as we were watching the audience kept growing!! By the time we got to the end of the movie it was me, my 3 year old and all 3 of his sisters who are 6, 7 and 9 years old!!  The video was great it included many bright colors and lots of cute kids to keep the attention of the audience, and every time a reel was over my little one would say more kids!!!! He hardly had patience for me to turn on another one.  The video is set up so ef you have trouble with your kids and one particular food you can show them that one video clip.  The only negative thing I have to say is I wish there was a way to run the video the whole way through instead of by segment other than that I have nothing but positive feed back for yall and i think you should definitely get a copy if your kids give you a hard time :)
As we watched the video my 3 year old would point to foods and say the names of them....not only is it showing them it can be fun to eat it will teach them about the different fruits and vegetables out there!!It is 115 minutes of fun filled videos divided into 12 chapters that are 6 to 8 minutes long and focus on bell pepper, carrots, raspberries, broccoli, bananas, strawberries, tomatoes, cucumbers, oranges, avocados, apples and blueberries.  Dr. Jay Gordon also has a video to tell you about ideal nutrition for kids, Not only was this DVD fun for my kids it was educational and helpful to me as well!! click here to see a sizzle of Copy-Kids Dvd for young children!! 

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Disclaimer:  I recieved this video for free but all opinions are my own.


 Products we just can't live without....

 So mommy in GA and I (mommy in PA) decided it would be interesting if we started posting some of our all time favorite products we have around our homes.  This week we will be discussing small kitchen appliances. 
  Mommy in PA says:  I just love, love, love my Presto electric griddle.  This is one of the handiest kitchen appliances ever invented.  I love how I can make 8 grilled cheese sandwiches at one time.  I also love how it only takes a couple of minutes to heat up and has a wonderful non-stick surface.  It is so easy to clean.  We usually end up using it atleast two times a week.  Another thing I noticed is that once I started using the Presto electric skillet I haven't burnt a single pancake or grilled cheese sandwich. 

  Mommy in GA says: I agree with mommy in pa as far as the grilled cheese and pancakes!!  I also love the way the bacon cooks so easily and you also have a quick and easy cleanup with your non stick and your grease catcher!! My family of 6 gets a lot of use out of our griddle,  we love it!!

  Mommy in PA says:  The other small kitchen appliance I can't live without is my Rival crock pot.  It took me many, many years to invest in one and now I just don't know how I went without it for so long.  I love how to can prepare a whole meal with so little effort.  Just throw your meat and veggies in and a few hours later you have a delicious dinner.  I also like how for our smaller size family we can use it for holidays meats like a half of a ham or a turkey breast without having to heat up my house with the oven. 

  Mommy in GA says:Unlike mommy in pa i can not do a holiday meal for myfamily of 6 :( kinda jealous there....Our house always gets super hot in the holiday seasons!  As far as my crockpot, i also invested in the rival crockpot, I cook anything from a roast and the trimmings to pulled bbq pork.......and anything in between , some chili or even crockpot is a very much loved and frequently used appliance in my household!!


  Today's Maybe Monday product is the Mr.Clean Magic Eraser.  This is by far one of the most foolproof cleaning products of all time.  There isn't much that I've found that these will not clean.  I've used the Magic Erasers on my sinks, showers, tubs, linoleum, paneling, painted trim, appliances (especially the fridge), etc.   Whenever I find an object just doesn't look as clean as I know it can I just take out my Mr.Clean Magic Eraser, and just like magic it is looking like new.  I love how it cleans the handle on my fridge and all of the smudgy fingerprints off of my doorframes.  I also like how there is always coupons available for them so I never have to pay full price (though this is one cleaning product I probably would pay full price for).  I actually almost panic if I realize I am out of them. 
  I had a red kool-aid stain on the top of my dishwasher that used to drive me magic the Mr.Clean Magic Eraser made it disappear.  I also like how it cuts through the tough grease marks on my stove.  We have iron in our water here so if the softener acts up we occasionally end up with a rusty colored build up in the shower.  Mr.Clean Magic Eraser is very effective at removing the build up if it is used right away. 
  The only problem with the product is that when you are scrubbing really stuck on stuff you actually end up with little balls of the product laying on your clean surface but it's easy to clean up.  I am very happy with the Mr.Clean Magic Erasers and I'm sure you will be too.
These Arm & Hammer Power Packs are awesome!! I love these things and they are priced very decent!!  you don't have  worry about spilling any of your detergent it is one easy step you put 1 power pack in your washer and turn it on and go about the rest of your day, the really cool thing is that for a limited time if you get a bag with the pink tag on it you can fill out the mail in rebate and get your money back!!  So you are trying it for free, the bonus is that if you like simple and no mess you will definitely be purchasing this again so you will get a buy one get one free in the long run!!
I am a huge Arm  Hammer detergent fanatic any way i have not used a product from them that i haven't liked yet an i have tried many with my 4 kids and my hubby is a painter so i have plenty of dirty clothes to clean!  Arm & Hammer is very easy on sensitive skin....instead of using baby detergents i have been using Arm & Hammer products on my kids from day 1, They get most stains out no matter how long it has sat in the laundry waiting to be washed (you know as well as i do that some of those stains aren't coming out no matter what!!) I can honestly say that i have nothing bad to say about this product.... I love the smell, the price, the no mess and the fact that i can buy one thing of power packs and satisfy all of my laundry needs!!
Maybe we like it and maybe we don't!!! we will share our thoughts and would love to hear yours!!!

Downy Unstopables
Love at first sniff.....When downy unstoppables first came into production myself (mommy in ga) and mommy in pa were chosen to do a full size product review through vocalpoint.   We would like to give yall a pros and cons list like any other product you might try you have your dislikes and your likes or loves!!! 
PACKAGING: WE love that you can squeeze and sniff (kids love to smell everything so this a highlight at the grocery store!!)
The packaging is very eye catching so you can't miss it on the shelves
It is fantastic that you can add these in when you start your wash cycle (I ALWAYS forgot softener when it had to be added in the rinse cycle!)
We were surprised to realize there was no residue left....the beads COMPLETELY dissolved (even in COLD water)!
SCENT:  The green scent is nice for everyone.....just a burst of fresh clean!!  the purple is a little more feminine for all you ladies that like that and your hubbies don't mind!!!

The purple scent is a little more feminine than the men in our houses prefer!! 
The purple also may be a little harsher on some skin types
The last con is that we WANT more scents to choose from!!!!!!!!
I love a good product just as much as the next person but, when coupons are slim the unstopables are pretty pricey :(

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