April 21, 2014

Huggies Slip-On Diapers {Review}

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My son is two and will not stop moving! Seriously, he is on the go 24/7 and this makes diaper changes  a little tough, especially when he wants to do everything himself. 

When I found out about Huggies new Slip-On Diapers, I knew I had to try them and they have made my life so much easier. Now his diaper changes are super quick and he can do it while standing up, which he thinks is awesome. 

Before these diapers, he would always end up wiggling and kicking his legs anxious to get up, so I am happy to say there is no more kicking and wiggling, just a quick slip-on and he's done. 
I have also found that the Huggies Slip-On diapers are very good at holding everything in because of their Leak Lock Protection. They are also pre-fastened which I've shown below in the lower left photo, so all I do is slide them on my boy and he's ready to go… literally! Zoom, Zoom!

Then when they are ready to come off the sides have an easy open grip tab that are great for getting off quick and makes it easy to dispose, since you can just roll it up and toss it out.   
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Purex No Sort Detergent {Review & Giveaway} (3 WINNERS!)

Every week piles and piles of laundry gather in my closet and eventually surround me.  I go through a long process of sorting, pre-treating, washing, and folding load after load after load.  It's a tedious never-ending task that most moms (including myself) loath!!  Ugh!  But nevertheless, I am grateful to compaines such as Purex who continually strive to make life easier.  They've recently introduced their new Purex No Sort detergent for Colors to help make doing the laundry easier!
You all have probably seen or had experience with washing your colors and having dyes bleed or transfer from your darker colored garments onto the lighter ones.  The Purex No Sort detergent for colors features a breakthrough Anti-Color-Transfer Technology which traps loose dyes in the wash, and prevents them from settling onto other fabrics—leaving your clothes bright and clean without color bleeding accidents.  When your wash cycle finishes, the trapped dye is simply washed down the drain along with the water – leaving your clothes bright and clean.
Using the Purex No Sort Detergent for Colors, I was able to wash the darks and the colors together making things a lot easier.  I usually wash the kids' colors together, fold them, and then put them away.  I wash the darks separately and sometimes get irritated when I have to go back and put away the kids' darks after I have already made trips to put their clothes away.  This eliminated that problem.  I wash ALL of the kids' clothes (the colors and the darks) together and put everything away in one clean swoop.  It felt great and more importantly, saved me time.  Time which happens to be a precious commodity to us moms!  Needless to say, I've really enjoyed using the Purex No Sort detergent and am so glad to have it in my home!
Make sure you check your local retailers for the Purex No Sort detergent on their shelves!
The Rules Have Changed with NEW Purex No Sort for Colors Detergent Sweepstakes! Come HERE and  enter for your chance to WIN $1,000 & a year’s supply of this game-changing NEW detergent, so you can avoid extra laundry loads. 
Purex is also giving THREE of our lucky readers A COUPON FOR A FREE PUREX NO SORT DETERGENT!!
A big THANK YOU to Purex for providing me with a free No Sort Detergent to review.  I was not compensated for this review. I receive product(s) for free so that I can provide my insight and experience. These are my honest opinions. Your experience may vary.

Purex Crystals Limited Edition {Review & Giveaway} (3 WINNERS!)

There's nothing better than some fresh smelling clean laundry!  Seriously, it's a mother's dream.  So when Purex came out with a limited edition Purex Crystals Fabulously Fresh, I was anxious to give it a try!
Purex Crystals are 87% natural crystals that you put in to your laundry at the start of the wash, so they spend more time infusing laundry with long-lasting freshness.  I use Purex Crystals quite a bit.  They help with those yucky smelling clothing like my husband's basketball outfit, kids soccer clothes, musty towels, baby blow-outs, and more!  Every time I use Purex Crystals my clothes come out smelling better than ever.
The Limited Edition Fabulously Fresh Purex Crystals have such a great scent to them.  They do such a great job eliminating odor and leaving each item smelling fresh.  So if you have some troublesome stinky laundry, give them a try!
To celebrate the Limited Edition Fabulously Fresh Purex Crystals, Purex has launched the Bring on Spring with Fabulously Fresh Wardrobe Sweepstakes!  You can go HERE and enter to WIN $1,000 for a shopping spree and a year’s supply of Purex Crystals Limited Edition Fabulously Fresh for a new spring wardrobe! 100 others will WIN a free bottle of Purex® Crystals Fabulously Fresh to try out for themselves. But HURRY because the contest ends April 28, 2014 15:00
A big THANK YOU to Purex for providing me with free Purex Crystals to review.  I was not compensated for this review. I receive product(s) for free so that I can provide my insight and experience. These are my honest opinions. Your experience may vary.

Pacific Baby {Review & Giveaway}

I love coming across innovative products!  When I came across Pacific Baby thermal baby bottles, I instantly fell in love with their amazing features and cool concept.  I was thrilled to be able to receive a package full of their products to test out with my new baby and share my experiences.
I received a 7oz 3-in-One Thermal Baby Bottle, a 4oz 3-in-One Thermal Baby Bottle, two Thermal Protection Packs, a handle set, and a drink top.
There are so many reasons why I have come to love these bottles so let me start telling your all about them.  As you can see these aren't your typical baby bottles.  They have a unique thermal design which keeps liquids cool or hot for up to 10 hours. This also makes them very safe--being BPA, PVC and Phthalates Free!  I also found out that stainless steel bottles are naturally bacteria-resistant, which is another huge perk to this design.  Those reasons alone are why my family drinks from thermal water bottles all the time!  I think it's great they took the concept to transform baby bottles in to something unique.
Another thing I really like about Pacific Baby is that they have designed their bottles to grow with your children! Their baby bottles can all be transformed with just a few simple add-ons.  Add handles with a spout for a toddler sippy cup or put a drink top on for older kids--Pacific Baby's products are truly meant to last!
I've been using the 4oz bottle with my baby and really like it.  I've also let my 2-year-old use the 7oz bottle with both the sippy cup top and the drink top.  It really does make for a great on-the-go beverage bottle!!
So, head over to Pacific Baby Inc.'s website to get more information on their amazing products and to purchase some cool thermal bottles of your own!
Pacific Baby is giving away A PRIZE PACK to one of our lucky readers!!
A big THANK YOU to Pacific Baby for providing me with a package of their products to review.  I was not compensated for this review. I receive product(s) for free so that I can provide my insight and experience. These are my honest opinions. Your experience may vary.

Kushyfoot Spring Footwear {Review & Giveaway}

Kushyfoot would like to put an extra spring in your step this season with their Spring 2014 line with exciting new styles, colors, and designs!
I was so excited to get a huge package from Kushyfoot, showcasing the latest and greatest from the Spring 2014 collection!  The collection has footwear for practically every shoe type, making it easy for women to find a suitable match that is both comfortable and suits their taste. Let's take me for example.  I am a flip flop and flats type of girl Monday through Saturday and usually only wear heels on Sundays and for special occasions (like a date night with my hubby or a fancy girls night out).  My favorite Kushyfoot footwear is their foot covers, which are super chic and come in a variety of colors, textures, fabrics, and styles.  I really love the lace ones because they offer a girly sophistication and are really pretty peaking out of my flats!
Besides their wonderful styles and designs, Kushyfoot is also known for their careful consideration to comfort!  They want the woman on the go to be feel protected and comfortable all day long.  In fact, all Kushyfoot products provide special cushioning or its unique reflexology inspired sole to make you feel great no matter what footwear you have on.  I can tell you from personal experience that the Kushyfoot footwear I got is super comfortable to wear and leaves me feeling good!
Take a look at some of the best sellers for the Kushygoot Spring 2014 line:
3669 EXTREME LOW CUT LACE FOOT COVERS available in regular and large sizes, $7.99 2 pr pack
3671 EXTREME LOW CUT CLASSIC FOOT COVER available in regular and large sizes, $7.99 2 pr pack
3463 TOE COVER SLING BACK, $7.99 2 pr pack
3657 SHEER ANKLET, $3.99 per pair
3652 SPORT FOOT COVER, $4.49 each--sampled in two colors (pink and white)
3488 LACE TOP FOOT COVERS, $7.99 2 pr. pack, available in new mocha shade
3662 SHINY DOT FOOT COVERS in silver combo pack, $7.99 2 pr pack
Kushyfoot would like to give one of our lucky readers A BAKER'S DOZEN OF DELICIOUS ITEMS FROM THEIR SPRING 2014 LINE (Valued at over $50)!!
A big THANK YOU to Kushyfoot for providing me with free footwear to review.  I was not compensated for this review. I receive product(s) for free so that I can provide my insight and experience. These are my honest opinions. Your experience may vary.

Delivery Man {Review}

Now that I'm officially a mom of 4 kids, I've been getting a lot of "boy you have your hands full" comments every time I venture out.  But my 4 kids is nothing compared to David Wozniak's (aka Vince Vaughn) 533 kids in the movie Delivery Man!
I recently had the opportunity to receive a copy of the film and have to say that my husband and I were way happy to be able to review it!  We both quickly figured out that this wasn't the typical Vince Vaughn comedy, but a pleasantly uplifting and heartwarming comedy about a struggling underachiever David Wozniak who learns that he's fathered 533 children via "donations" made twenty years earlier! However crazy that seems, David soon discovers that the shock of his life might just be the best thing that’s ever happened to him. Along the way he discovers not only his true self, but also the father he could become.
The movie turned out to be a feel-good movie that really delivered on all bases.  It had an intriguing story line, tasteful humor, a few plot twists, and most importantly a touching story that left you feeling good after watching it!  This may just be my favorite Vince Vaughn movie yet!
If you haven't had a chance to check out this movie, go check it out!  You'll be pleasantly surprised just as we were to how good this movie is!  Here is a funny clip from the film:
Delivery Man is out now on DVD and Blu-Ray!
A big THANK YOU to Delivery Man for providing me with a free DVD to review.  I was not compensated for this review. I receive product(s) for free so that I can provide my insight and experience. These are my honest opinions. Your experience may vary.

Power Rangers Turbo: Volume 1 {Review}

Believe it or not, there was a time when I used to occasionally watch those famous Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.  Yep, as a kid I remember watching the show sometimes and then using my Power Ranger skills to do some pretty cool tricks on the trampoline. Recently I got to re-live those days as Power Rangers Turbo: Volume 1 was released this month  by Shout! Factory and the DVD made its way in to our home.
Seeing the old Power Ranger gang back in action was a blast!  My kids got to see some of the exact episodes I once watched as a kid and experience them just as I did.  The Power Rangers Turbo: Volume 1 DVD is a 3-DVD box set that contains the first 23 episodes of the series.

The five Turbo Rangers use their new powers, weapons and high-tech supercharged vehicles to battle evil at faster speeds than ever before! The beautiful yet vicious space pirate Divatox follows the Power Rangers to Angel Grove to get revenge for ruining her planned wedding to the volcanic island deity Maligore. From her mobile Subcraft armed to the gills with torpedoes and explosives and crewed by a motley bunch of monsters, she relentlessly pursues our heroes. But the Rangers are not alone in their fight, as they are aided by Dimitria, a wise sage and friend of Zordon; Alpha 6, an advanced robotic sidekick with a streetwise demeanor, the Blue Senturion, a robotic intergalactic traffic cop from the future; and the elusive Phantom Rangers, a one-man army whose very identity is a mystery. An all-new team of Rangers is armed and ready to carry on the Power Rangers legacy!
The Power Rangers were just as silly today as I remembered them from my childhood.  My kids were intrigued by all of the action, drama, and problem-solving and had a great time watching the DVDs.  My son was even practicing his own Power Ranger skills and I could tell he really liked all of the characters.  There is a reason Power Rangers have captivated children and adults alike for over 20 years!
Be sure to look for Power Rangers Turbo: Volume 1 in your local retail stores!
A big THANK YOU to Shout! Factory for providing me with a free DVD to review.  I was not compensated for this review. I receive product(s) for free so that I can provide my insight and experience. These are my honest opinions. Your experience may vary.

April 17, 2014

Miss You Like Crazy {Review & Giveaway}

Disclosure: I received a complimentary product for this post. All opinions are my own. Take It From Me is not responsible to prize fulfillment. 
Growing up my mom was at home a lot, but there were days that she had to go to work. She was a teacher and some years she would work more days during the week. I remember the feeling when I  knew she had to go to school to teach and I would miss her like crazy. She would have to leave for school earlier then I did in the mornings and I remember how much I missed her during that time. 

April 24th of this month is Take Your Child To Work Day and Miss You Like Crazy is the perfect book for those whose moms work outside the home. 

Our thoughts!
My kids and I snuggled up together on the couch and read this together! We thought this was such a cute book. The book starts off with Walnut feeling a little sad and asking his mom if he can stay home. She tells him that she has to go to work so they can afford to live where they do and so they can have food on the table. They then fantasize what it would be like if Walnut went to work with his mom. Having such fun, they soon realize that that can't always happen and come up with an idea on how they can always be "together" when they are at work and school. My oldest daughter is going to be starting kindergarten in the Fall, so we were able to talk about ways we can be together, even when I am not physically there with her. This book is great for all types of scenarios, not just for kids whose moms may work outside of the home. Overall, we thought this book was adorable and would highly recommend it! 
Miss You Like Crazy is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and IndieBound. We also have a fun giveaway happening right now, so make sure to enter!

WinCo® Foods 9 Big G Cereals® {Review, Giveaway & Discount}

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. Your experience may vary.

When I was a kid I absolutely loved General Mills® Lucky Charms®! Something about the bright colors and the cute leprechaun on the front drew me in and made me feel like I might actually find a little piece of leprechaun gold in my bowl of cereal. When my mom brought home General Mills® Lucky Charms for us I felt like I had won the lottery and would savor every bite of this delicious treat.

Now that the roles are reversed and I am the parent I get to make decisions on what cereal to buy and where to buy it. I have done a little research to find out the most affordable place to get delicious Big G® cereal for my family. Using an app I found called Ibotta I have found some fantastic deals at WinCo!

I absolutely LOVE the Ibotta app and plan on using it for all my WinCo® shopping. Before you go shopping you just check featured products to see if there are any you plan on buying. After shopping you redeem your cash, scan your receipt and product barcode and wah-la! You just made some free cash.

From now until May 25th you can redeem the weekly featured General Mills® cereal for $1.50 using the Ibotta app on your mobile device! Once you have bought 5 cereals you can redeem an extra $2.50 as well. This will make you up to $9.50! Cereals included in the #WinCoCerealdeals include 8 of your favorites: Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs, Chocolate Toast Crunch, Golden Grams, Fiber One Protein, Dark Chocolate Multigrain Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios and Lucky Charms. For more information visit Ibotta's blog HERE.

I am so excited about all these rebate offers that are so easy to redeem and couldn't wait to do some shopping so I went to WinCo® as soon as I heard. I wanted to see how easy it would be to find all the deals and redeem them and I easily found every single cereal that is going to be included in the offer and it only took me about five minutes! Below you can see a selfie I took because I was so excited to buy my General Mills® cereal and get the rebate.

Share your own selfie if you are also a #WinCoCerealLover - and don't forget to connect with WinCo® on Facebook and Twitter so you never miss great deals like this #WinCoCerealdeals deal!

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This conversation is sponsored by General Mills® via Burst Media. The opinions and text are mine

Celebrating Easter with VTech {Review & Giveaway}

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for VTech. All opinions are my own.
This month, lets try and help our kids by keeping them healthy and not tempting them with so much candy. I know it can be difficult since the store aisles are full to the roof of delicious candy, but there are so many other fun things that can fill our kids' Easter Baskets that aren't packed full of sugar.
VTech offers an array of innovative toys and gadgets that are perfect for Easter and will have your kids in love with learning.
My girls have really enjoyed playing with their VTech InnoTabs, and were pretty ecstatic when they received two new cartridges. They got the InnoTab Doc McStuffins software cartridge and the InnoTab Sofia the First software cartridge. These are currently their favorite shows on T.V. right now, so they were pretty surprised when they received these!
The InnoTab Doc McStuffins software cartridge is for ages 4-7 years and retails for $24.99. My kids always wanted to play on our iPad, so having their own tablet that is more kid friendly makes them feel extra special. They both have really enjoyed playing the Doc McStuffins games and have done a lot of reading, have learned vocabulary, observation, logic, memory, math, visual skills, creativity, healthy living and more. I am always surprised at the things they show me and love that they can have fun while learning.

They also received the InnoTab Sofia the First software cartridge which is for ages 3-6 years and also sells for $24.99. On this cartridge there are seven learning games and two creative activities that teach counting, colors, patterns, problem solving and more! My favorite is the interactive e-book because they are able to follow along while reading which is a great learning tool for them at this age. They also love to take pictures with their cameras that are attached to their InnoTabs. Overall, they have really enjoyed their new games which makes me a happy mom!
My son is a bit young for an InnoTab, so he received the Go! Go! Smart Wheels Vehicle meant for ages 1-5 and can be purchased for $7.99, making a fabulous Easter basket gift! These little cars are absolutely adorable and the music and sounds are addicting. His little ATV teaches him the letter "A" and goes with the Go!Go! Smart Wheels Playsets, adding to the fun of the ATV! We currently don't have a playset, but was able to use a little bit of tape and created a track on our floor!

He also received the Switch & Go Dinos Turbo which are for ages 3-8 and retail for $9.99. These are pretty fun and had my son smiling from ear to ear! Any boy would be in love with these because they change from a dinosaur to a car. They also emit awesome car and dinosaur noises and teach fun facts too!

Check out VTech for fun Easter Gifts for your kids and follow them on Facebook and Twitter. Plus, enter to win a VTech Gift Pack (Same items I received for review)!

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