Monday, July 28, 2014

Sticker You Vinyl Labels Review & Giveaway

 
 
I'm always thinking about the next party to organize, and I love to add little personalized elements to my parties.
 
My sister and I were planning a sweet 16 party when I was offered to try Sticker You. 
 
The theme of the party was Paris, so first I went ahead and uploaded my own image to the Sticker You website and made my personalized stickers.  They came out looking great, but before committing I decided to check their stock images, and actually liked theirs better.
 
So I made a new project using their background and image, added my niece's name and age, and this is what I came up with.
 

 
There are some many size and shape options, you'll find a sticker for everything!
 

 
It would also be perfect for back to school!
 
 
Check out how good my stickers looked with the rest of our party
 
 
 We just bought cheap vases, and containers and added the stickers to them.  It made everything look so professional.

 
 These are vinyl stickers, and they are so durable.  In the picture below, I used the stickers on mason jars with food in the them.  The jar have been washed since, and the stickers are still holding strong.

 
I love that Sticker You lets you order as little or as many stickers as you want, that way if you are only doing something small, you don't end up with tons of unused stickers.

I was very pleased with the quality of the print and the material of the stickers, I will definitely use them again.

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Disclosure:  I received the above product from sticker you and tomoson for free in order to write this review, all opinions are 100% mine.

Introducing New Items from Big G at Publix & Coupons 7/26-8/15


Looking to take advantage of the summer season by kicking off a smarter eating routine? Let General Mills and Big G cereals help with two new tasty breakfast options – Cheerios Protein and Chex Gluten Free Oatmeal!

Cereal is always a big part of our breakfast, and I love the option of healthier cereal.  The extra protein in their cereal can definitely help them through the school day.

 
We've even used cereal and combined it with Nutella or Peanut Butter for a little change.  The kids loved it.


 
The new Cheerios Protein is available in two delicious flavors – Oats & Honey and Cinnamon Almond.  It offers your family that long-lasting energy needed to start your day with a taste and crunch your family will love.

 
If you family needs Gluten Free diet, you can now try the New Chex Gluten Free Oatmeal. It's the perfect way to get your day started!
It come is three flavors,  Apple Cinnamon, Maple Brown Sugar and Original.

There are no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives.

Look for great savings on these Big G items starting July 26 at Publix!
 
In-Store Savings

Offers available in-store at Publix from 7/26 – 8/15. Look for more details in the Back to School grocery flyer.
  • Save $2 off crayons, markers, pens or pencils when you buy any 1 Chex Gluten Free Oatmeal.
  • Save $2 when you buy any 1 Cheerios 10.9oz or larger AND any 1 100% Florida Orange Juice 59oz or larger. This sale includes both new flavors of Cheerios Protein.
Printable Coupons
Visit www.ReadyPlanSave.com to clip and print your coupons. Available while supplies last.
  • July: $1/2 Select Cheerios
  • August: $1/2 Cheerios

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Disclosure: The information and a prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Activz Organic Kale Powder Review & Giveaway


I feel pretty lucky that 3 out of my 4 kids actually enjoy eating fruits and veggies, but I still feel that it wouldn't hurt them to eat more.  Of course I still have that one child who refuses to eat his veggies.

I love the idea of sneaking veggies to food without the kids even noticing!

Activz‘s revolutionary new line of produce powders helps you quickly increase the nutritional value of any meal. This preservative-free whole-food powder line—available in a variety of organic fruit, vegetable and grass options—retains all the nutrition of fresh produce while also being shelf-stable. 


I decided to try the organic and non-GMO Kale Powder.

Here are some benefits to using it:
  • Provide the same nutrition, color and flavor as the original produce.
  • Keep for years without the use of preservatives.
  • Contain no artificial colors, flavors or nutrients.
  • Reduce or eliminate the hassle of fruit and veggie prep.
The kale in this canister originates from a 5th-generation family farm, located in the lush Willamette Valley of northern Oregon, well-known for its high-quality organic crops and sustainable farming practices.

There are so many fun options to enjoy this powder:
  • Add 1 serving to a morning smoothie.
  • Whisk as the last ingredient into sauces, soups and vinaigrettes.
  • Fold into yogurt, baked goods and more.
  • Pour as thickening agent into any mixture.
  • Sprinkle onto salad or sandwich fixings.
  • Use as an ingredient in your own recipes.
I was making tuna patties last night, and decided to sneak in some kale powder.  It folded-in great, didn't change the flavor, and I feel great that we all had some extra vegetables in our diner.

 
I can't wait to add it to more food.  Activz offers a whole variety of products, check them out here.
 
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Disclosure: I received the above item for free in order to write this review, I did not receive any other form of compensation, all opinions are 100% my own.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Veri Soda Giveaway



Last month, I was very fortunate to get a chance to try Veri Soda with my group as a Moms Meet Ambassador.

Here's a little bit about Veri Soda:

Remember a time when soda wasn't a four-letter word? Before corn syrup replaced cane sugar and chemicals became “acceptable” substitutes for real ingredients? Those were the days when soda was a more innocent treat.

We do. And we’ve spent years crafting a soda that’s like no other; one that we could proudly serve to anyone, even our children, guilt-free.
Some said it couldn’t be done.

Experts insisted that a soda with no additives or preservatives would have a shelf life shorter than a Hollywood marriage. Some argued that eliminating 65% of the calories was the same as eliminating most of the taste. Others said it was impossible: a soda with no artificial colors, no artificial aromas, no artificial flavoring and no artificial sweeteners? No way.
We politely disagreed. Then committed ourselves to crafting the world’s finest organic, low-calorie soft drinks. A soda like no other.

 

They offer 4 different flavors, Orange, Cola, Lemon Lime, and Ginger Ale.

I don't usually let my kids drink soda, but I definitely felt a lot better letting them drink Veri Soda, and they loved it.

In addition to receiving samples of Veri Soda to share with my group, I received a coupon for a Free 4-pack of Veri Soda and I decided I would share it with my awesome readers!

GIVEAWAY: One reader will win a coupon for a Free 4-pack of Veri Soda.
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Monday, July 21, 2014

Spellbinders Celebra'tions Review & Giveaway


Don't you love receiving homemade cards in the mail?  Or looking at your friends' beautiful scrapbooks?  Everyone around me seems so crafty, and I feel like my 5 year when it comes to making some beautiful papercrafts. 

I can copy someone's idea, but it takes so much time looking for the materials at the craft store, who has time for that?

This is when I tell you how can make these beautiful craft projects, and you don't have to come up with the design or spend hours in the store looking for something you never find! 

I was so excited to learn about Spellbinders, and try out some of their paper art projects. Their website has an idea Gallery where you can find ideas of colorful paperart, card making, and die cutting projects to do, and you can buy everything you need right from their website.

 
I received two paper crafts projects to try from their Celebra'tions collections.
 
First the Celebrate Party Hat Card

 
So easy to make!  I never thought I would be able to make something so pretty in less than five minutes.
 
My niece's birthday is this weekend, I can't wait to give it to her.

 
It opens so you can write a note inside.  Isn't it cute?
 
Next up was the Best Day Every Treat Bag!
 
 
This could be perfect for favors too! 
 
I put a couple of treats inside, and you've got the cutest gift at the party!

 

I really enjoyed making these crafts, they are so colorful, and surprisingly easy to make.  Check out all the other products Spellbinders offers HERE.
 
I also received a Stamp Set from them, and I will share it with one of my awesome readers!  Perfect for your next stamping project! Enter to Win.
 
GIVEAWAY: One Kids and Deals reader will Win a Spellbinders Stamp Set! 
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Disclosure: The Spellbinders brand provided me with a sample of Spellbinders Celebra'tions Collection in exchange for a product review.  However, all the opinions expressed here are my own.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Goodbyn Review & Giveaway


 
 
Is it too early to think about packing school lunches?  How about packing picnics for outdoor summer days or just packing snacks for an afternoon at the park?

As a mom, I feel that I'm always packing food for the kids no matter what time of the year it is.

I've had my eye on Goodbyn products for a while, and I was very excited to get to try them out for this review.

 
Goodbyn sent me the new Hero, a bottle, an Original sticker set, an Insulated Sleeve lunch bag, a patch and Goodbyn ice to try.

Their products are made of FDA-approved materials, BPA- and phthalate free, 100% Recyclable, and my favorite, top rack dishwasher safe.
 
 

I loved the three compartments in the Hero.  It keeps your food separated so your grapes won't taste like eggs for example.  It also comes with two dippers, which was perfect for my ranch dressing.  The Hero is surprisingly deep, and can hold a lot of food.  The nice is that it opens easily, so if you use it for your little ones at school, they can easily open their lunch without a mess.
 
The bottle is great, the perfect size for kids, and easily refillable.
 

 
The Dishwasher-safe stickers were a lot of fun to use for the kids and I to decorate the Hero.  The set includes two sheets of over 100 stickers, and even includes an "I'm Allergic to" sticker!
 
 
We used the alphabet stickers to put our last name on the Hero. 
 
I've already washed it a couple of times in the dishwasher, and the stickers are holding strong.
 
 
I can't wait to put the patch on the lunch bag.  The insulated sleeve lunch bag is the perfect size for the Hero, and the Goodbyn ice is nice and thin so it can fit in any lunch bag.
 
These products are as good as I expected them to be, even better.  I would definitely recommend them.
 
Make sure to check out the other great products Goodbyn carries.
 
 GIVEAWAY: One lucky Kids and Deals reader will win all the Goodbyn items mentioned above!
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Disclosure: I received the above products for free in order to write this review, all opinions are 100% mine.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Strawberry Melba Recipe & ‪#‎freshfuitbowl Giveaway ‪#‎BBBProduct‬

Summer is the perfect time for fresh fruit recipes with lots color. 

I love strawberries, and I loved how fresh Peach Melba tastes in the summer, so of course I had to make a Strawberry Melba version.

You can't go wrong with strawberries, ice cream, and whipped cream!

I used this awesome fruit bowl to hold my clean strawberries while preparing my dessert.

 

It's so quick and simple to make, it's perfect when you have guests over for a casual dinner.

Strawberry Melba:
  • 1 lb Strawberries
  • Vanilla Ice cream
  • Whipped Cream
Take half of your strawberries and cut them in small pieces.  Take the other half and place in a food processor or blender with 1 tablespoon of sugar (optional).  Blend until it becomes a smooth sauce. 
  • Place a spoonful of sauce in bottom of bowl
  • Add a scoop of ice cream
  • top with strawberry pieces
  • Add whipped cream
  • Drizzle more strawberry sauce
 ~for more color top with small pistachio pieces~

Makes 4

 

I love preparing this because it only takes minutes, and it always looks great!

This product is exclusively available at Bed Bath and Beyond.  Check it out HERE.


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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Join Me at the #WOWsummit 2014 in Orlando Giveaway


Are you attending the Moms Meet WOW Summit 2014 in Orlando, FL?

I'm very excited to attend my very first Moms Meet WOW summit this November 7–9.
 
I can't wait to meet all the wonderful natural and organic brands, as well as the all moms that will be attending.

The event is open to moms everywhere who are interested in raising healthy, and happy families.

You will get to listen to various speakers, attend workshops, and peruse the exhibitor area, where you can meet representatives from your favorite brands, taste delicious foods, and snag some freebies.
Plus, there will be lots of surprise giveaways and prizes.

 
Register before July 31st and get the Early Bird Special pricing, and if you share the event with your friends and family on social media, you’ll nab a 20% discount!  See details HERE.
 
~ Purchase an Early Bird Special ticket and enter to win tickets to Walt Disney World Resort! *You must purchase ticket before August 1st

Why Attend?
 
 
I have wonderful news!  One of my reader will get to attend this event!

GIVEAWAY: One Kids and Deals reader will win a Pass to the Summit in Orlando, FL Nov 7-9 2014!
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Disclosure: I received a free pass to the summit in exchange for sharing information on this post.  All opinions are 100% mine.

Orkin Bug Wisdom Backyard Explorers Kit Giveaway

When life hands you dung, just roll with it.
At Orkin, they never stop learning. The new “Bug Wisdom” video series is a reminder that some of life’s biggest lessons come from small places. Bugs are smart, curious creatures – we humans can learn a lot from their ways.
Take the quiz to discover your “Spirit Bug,” and check out all the GIFs to soak in every nugget of wisdom that these bugs have to offer!


The Orkin Man always knows what to look for when he shows up at your home. If you want to get exploration down to a science, be sure and enter to win Orkin’s Backyard Explorers Kit!

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