Archive for the ‘PRODUCTS’

  • Nintendo’s Wii U is a welcome addition to the family!
    Tweet You’re either a Wii family or the other kind, and you normally stay loyal to your choice. I’m excited to say we’ve been a Wii family for ages so when Nintendo asked if we would want to take the Wii U for a trial, there was absolutely no thinking about it. We’ve been tempted to upgrade and this was the perfect opportunity. Admittedly we had...
    by at December 23rd, 2013 at 01:12 pm
  • Ornaments with a touch of class!
    Tweet I love Lisa Leonard‘s jewelry. They are simple, classy and and honest. I own several pieces and feel a sense of reality when I wear them. I know that sounds weird for something a piece of jewelry can do, but it is true. It is not loud and the statement pieces have wonderful messages to them. The fact that they are handmade with intricate detail and a quality...
    by at December 23rd, 2013 at 06:12 am
  • 10 Reasons why this mom loves the Rainbow Loom!
    Tweet You know the Loom, right? The Rainbow Loom? Apparently every tween, and those kids before and after that age too, are into it. Well, if you’re sitting on the fence whether to get it or just curious as to what the craze is about, I thought I would share my reasons for loving it! 1). No batteries! I should never need to explain this reason. Ever! Moms, dads...
    by at December 3rd, 2013 at 08:12 pm
  • The Little Mermaid Releasing on DVD October 1st (Giveaway)
    Tweet The Little Mermaid was one of my younger daughter’s favorite Disney princesses for a very long time and she actually is wearing the Ariel costume this year for Halloween. Well the Diamond Edition of the Academy Award-winning film comes out on October 1st and what better way to celebrate than to give one of my readers a copy? About the film: Venture under...
    by at September 27th, 2013 at 08:09 am
  • Gain freshness! Giveaway! #GainLove @Gain
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Karen! Remember when I created that video for Gain? I always love working with Gain, it means my laundry keeps smelling good and I get to share it with you this time. I know some people like adding it to the drying cycle but I am pretty forgetful so I love having my fabric softener or in-wash scent booster right when I kick off my...
    by at August 9th, 2013 at 10:08 pm
  • The cleaner way to wipe!
    Tweet When Cottonelle asked me to be part of their  “Let’s Talk About Your Bum” program I was skeptical. Oh, I have no issues talking about toilet paper (we ALL use it) and I have no diva status thinking that is not cool enough to talk about, but was worried about the word “bum”. I was already envisioning an avalanche of spam hitting my comment section...
    by at August 9th, 2013 at 09:08 pm
  • Jawbone UP: I thought I needed to walk, but I really needed to sleep! #VZWBUZZ
    Tweet So being a Verizon Insider does have its perks, and one of them happened to be taking the Jawbone UP for a testdrive. What is the UP? It is a bracelet which you wear that monitors your steps and sleep. Steps and sleep? That is really understating it. First off let me tell you why I care so much about this. I started Barre classes and hitting the gym. My daughter...
    by at May 29th, 2013 at 11:05 am
  • BlackBerry Z10: Look ma no keys! #VZWBuzz
    Tweet So I have this thing called a BlackBerry, a BlackBerry Z10 to be precise! I may have never owned this before the Verizon Wireless guys placed this in my hand. Look I don’t hate BlackBerry but let’s get one thing clear: the world is a iPhone or BlackBerry kinda world. Yes, others exist but these two sections are so polarized, similar to Red Sox and Yankees...
    by at May 9th, 2013 at 09:05 am
  • How dry is your skin this winter? Aquaphor has a perfect TLC prize for you!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Jennifer! Besides having to deal with kids who take off their winter gear a gazillion times, I hate what winter does to my skin. I am adamant about moisturizing my kids’ skin but really neglect my own. When I start getting chastising looks or comments from my honey about how ridiculously dry it is. It gets to the point of him...
    by at February 15th, 2013 at 08:02 am
  • Saying Goodbye to knots (and tears) – Thanks to Knot Genie Brush!
    Tweet I have 2 little girls. My little girls have big hair. It is beautiful but long. The thing they don’t show you in Tangled is that when you’re not looking Rapunzel is crying out in pain as she brushes her hair. My 5 year old tolerates it somewhat, which leads me to believe that she is a pure fashionsita who is willing to pay a price for her style. My 7 year old,...
    by at February 14th, 2013 at 08:02 pm
  • Can you tell these are Crocs?
    Tweet We have been a family loving Crocs for a long time. When you have kids, you love shoes that are easy to get on and off and fast, and I am not just talking about kids here! For a long time I would only wear shoes that did not need me bending over, and sigh it shows. Anyway we all have this image of Crocs in our head and honestly they must have good branding because...
    by at September 11th, 2012 at 09:09 am
  • Paddywhack Toys Costume Up For Halloween.
    Tweet You would recall me talking about Paddywhack Lane earlier, but what you may not have realized is how perfect they are for Halloween. Normally Halloween focus is a tad bit scary for the younger set so it is nice to have a toy that is sweet and simple. The no-batteries is still my biggest plus point for these toys. Recently I had a party and got to share these toys...
    by at October 6th, 2011 at 08:10 pm
  • Spicy Veggie Puffs The Lawry’s Way!
    Tweet When I was asked to create our own recipes, along with other fellow bloggers, there was no thinking involved. Cooking is a passion and if someone else cleaned I would cook more often. Concocting recipes is a breeze, the tough bit is measuring since I am somewhat an eye-ball kinda girl. Kind of kills the whole “share the recipe” thing. Anyway we were...
    by at August 10th, 2011 at 11:08 am
  • Time To Consider A Seiko Watch?
    Tweet There was a time that the ultimate gift at home was a watch. I am sure we all pretty much have a watch story. I see my husband still keep in his drawer an old watch gifted to him by his dad. It doesn’t work anymore but understandably he won’t let go as it has treasured memories of his late dad. Similarly I recall getting plastic watches as a kid and...
    by at June 16th, 2011 at 08:06 am
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    Manilla – An Online Organizing Tool For Financials, Rewards, Subscriptions And More.
    Tweet When I was dating my now husband I was aghast at his paper methods of paying bills. This was over a decade ago and though everything was not done electronically most were. Banks also have methods to issue checks on your behalf if you prepare them online. Being a software engineer for over 10 years meant I have always looked to doing things online to save time....
    by at June 13th, 2011 at 10:06 am
  • Children Succeed Autistic Games: Step Into Conversation
    Tweet Back in April, when I heard it was Autism month, I published several posts on Autism, including a post with Children Succeed, the makers of several games geared towards kids with autism. Since then I have received so much of requests for more information and being a topic that is so close to my heart (along with many other moms) I am featuring each of the Autism...
    by at November 9th, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Win The “O” Bracelet! #path2peace
    Tweet CONTEST IS CLOSED!!! Congratulations Laura! You would have read about Mommy Niri being a Macy’s Path To Peace Ambassador and I am sure you have been ogling my fabulous bracelet. Well I love my readers and while I won’t share my bracelet, yes that same amazing bracelet featured in the The Oprah Magazine, I do have amazing news for you. Not only do...
    by at October 22nd, 2009 at 07:10 pm
  • Win A Month’s Supply Of Dropps Laundry Detergent (3 Winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED !!! A few months ago I was approached to try out the Dropps Laundry Detergent. We had just bought a new washer and it took only high efficiency “he” type detergents. Thankfully it was marked he. There have been several all-in-one type detergents, but Dropps is truly different. If you recall I enjoyed trying out the Purex 3-1in-1 laundry...
    by at September 19th, 2009 at 07:09 pm
  • Mousse Temptations By Jell-O Is My Decadent Pleasure!
    Tweet UPDATE (8/16/2010): See the latest flavor Chocolate Mint Sensation UPDATE (1/10/2009): See Jello Mousse & Jenny McCarthy’s Your Shape for Wii Party When I was approached to try the new Jello I was a bit on the skeptic. I know many people are crazy about it but truthfully I come from the old British traditions in South Africa of thinking Jello (or...
    by at September 8th, 2009 at 06:09 pm
  • Zhu Zhu Pets: Finally A Mess Free Pet!
    Tweet Mommy Niri’s Win Zhu Zhu Pet’s Contest closes on October 11th. I have a huge love for dogs and so is my hubby, but since we live in New England which is known for its snowy winters, we never owned a dog for fear of the messy home. Fast forward a few years later our home is as messy as can be with our 2 little girls yet the thought of adding more...
    by at September 6th, 2009 at 08:09 pm
  • Back To School: Win Disney High School Musical 2, DVD (Deluxe Dance Edition)
    Tweet *** CONTEST CLOSED *** Congratulations Geoff K Think you have the moves to groove with the East High Wildcats? Let the stars show you what they’ve got in an interactive dance-along that lets you control the action, and relive your favorite parts of the movie with an incredible virtual scrapbook! It’s the movie you love and so much more! High School...
    by at August 30th, 2009 at 06:08 am
  • Back To School: Win Pirate’s Booty – A Chest Full of Snacks | Healthy Snacks for Kids
    Tweet *** Contest Closed *** Congratulations Natalia D. Pirate’s Booty, is a deliciously baked all-natural snack made from puffed rice and corn.  Pirate’s Booty comes in great subtle flavors like Aged White Cheddar, Barbeque, Veggie (vegan), Bermuda Onion and Sea Salt & Vinegar.  All Pirate’s Booty products are low in fat (130 calories per serving) gluten...
    by at August 28th, 2009 at 05:08 am
  • Is It Halloween Yet?
    Tweet Recently I saw an opportunity to review some costumes and I was taken aback, it was August. I normally have no concept of what day it is but was I really that out of touch? Flashbacks to last year and I recall how the good costumes get taken. Anyway I managed to get a wonderful witch costume (part of their Simply Spooky line) from the Princess Time Toys online...
    by at August 26th, 2009 at 10:08 pm
  • Back To School: Win Lunch System with Qlubb
    Tweet *** Contest Closed *** Congratulations Tracy A free online service, Qlubb, helps parents organize and coordinate their children’s activities and groups.  It has online sign-up sheets, shared calendaring, etc. and has over 20,000 members who are using Qlubb to organize everything from parent-teacher-associations to room parenting to scout troops to youth sports....
    by at August 26th, 2009 at 09:08 pm
  • Back To School: Win Healthy (GoPicnic) Ready Made Meals | 5 Winners with 4 Products each
    Tweet *** CONTEST CLOSED *** Congratulations Lisa, Lia, Heather Goldsmith, Barbara Wright & Lisa Taylor Ready Made Meals There is nothing fancy about packaged foods. Its an old tradition. The GoPicnic meal is ready to eat right from the box with absolutely no need for refrigeration or special preparation. Vegetarian Meals Whenever I am in a hurry, I take one of...
    by at August 25th, 2009 at 06:08 pm
  • Back To School: Win “Learn To Read” by Hooked On Phonics
    Tweet *** CONTEST CLOSED *** Congratulations Cynthia Mercado If you know me you would know that I am a strong advocate of education and reading (read some of my earlier posts if you need more convincing reading to your baby, yet, grant the gift of reading, providing the tools for early readers) but also that I have been working as part of a focus group with Hooked...
    by at August 24th, 2009 at 09:08 pm
  • Wickedly Great Way To Make Cookies!
    Tweet As a mom the days of browsing in a place with kids have long been a thing of the past.  With a 2 and 4 year old in tow it becomes more of an effort than the amusement I may derive at some outings. Some things like strawberry picking is one of my favorite activities for the simple reason that as long as the kids have something to do they are out of trouble. Some...
    by at August 24th, 2009 at 08:08 pm
  • Size Does Matter!
    Tweet I just needed a new laptop, the older one had a battery so fried that I was practically married to the outlet. People stared at me unbelievably, like I was an idiot, and asked why don’t I just buy one. Well I am one of those people who analyze the value first. I did not mind getting a new battery but was not so sure that something else would pack up. Anyway...
    by at August 18th, 2009 at 07:08 pm
  • Win Trendy Invitations on Recycled Paper ($50 Value)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Taksiha Allen Paper Culture provides high-end invitations and announcements. The samples we received were made from 100% post consumer recycled paper. The paper quality, colors, and design were top notch. The rounded corners were done smoothly and the envelope was made of thick quality paper. Of course premium products mean premium...
    by at August 17th, 2009 at 08:08 pm
  • The Power To Help Education With $10,000 !
    Tweet [ CLICK HERE TO POST YOUR IDEAS BY SEPT 1st TO WIN $10,000 FOR A SCHOOL] I was at a party recently and friends asked me what do I do with stuff I get through blogging (from attending parties/events and reviews) and I replied I give it away. When the shell-shocked look faded some understanding of the concept set in that the power to make someone happy by giving...
    by at August 16th, 2009 at 09:08 pm
  • Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob Partyware Adds A Punch To Parties!
    Tweet When the folks at MomSelect asked me whether I would review the new Nickelodeon’s partyware for SpongeBob I must admit to having some mixed feelings. My older daughter somehow the previous Halloween was scared out of her wits by some characters at a party, namely Scooby Doo and SpongeBob and that fear had remained for a long time. I think it must be due...
    by at August 14th, 2009 at 08:08 pm
  • Hasbro Has Toys That Even Siblings Can Share!
    Tweet About a month ago (yes I am a little behind) I received a package from Hasbro with a variety of toys targeted at my toddler/preschooler age. Toys are always fun for the kids but also interesting when you are reviewing them as to how closely you watch how your kids interact with them. Of a more interesting angle is when you have 2 children pretty close in age...
    by at August 2nd, 2009 at 08:08 pm
  • That’s Ingenious: The iRobot (Makers of Roomba & Scooba) Tour!
    Tweet I was away on the long July 4th weekend (yes the same weekend I got my 1st speeding ticket for $200) I was thrilled to get an twitter message that the company has been trying to get hold of me for an iRobot blogging event. Truth be told, I listened to nothing of the finer details as I trusted that anything this company did would be in keeping with its tradition...
    by at July 30th, 2009 at 08:07 am
  • Retrevo: Finding Technology Easily In A Haystack!
    Tweet You may have read my earlier post on Retrevo and Twitter providing answers while on the go, so you should know by now that Retrevo is dedicated to helping you find the correct technology. The trouble with online stores of a particular brand, is just that, they only feature a particular brand. Yes there are a few places online you have several brands featured but...
    by at June 30th, 2009 at 07:06 pm
  • Retrevo + Twitter = Finding Out Whether That Technology Bargain Is Truly A Bargain!
    Tweet While speaking with the folks at Retrevo (a company dedicated to matching people with electronics) on their upcoming launch of a product suite assisting the consumer make technology decisions, I learned of their new twitter application just launched. The moment I hear twitter anything my ears perks up, especially with me being a twitter fan (read addict). While...
    by at June 24th, 2009 at 11:06 am