Archives for January 28, 2015

Good Earth Beauty Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Body Cream for Valentine’s Day! Special Valentine's Day Giveaway Opportunity!


Good Earth Beauty Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Body Cream is just perfect for Valentine’s Day! I received a sample and first off, I just love how this one smells! It smells so good! It really doesn’t surprise me since all of the products I have received from Good Earth Beauty smell delicious! This body cream smells just like Chocolate Dipped Strawberries! It is a thick whipped body cream full of vitamins and nutrients and left my skin feeling soft. I love that it isn’t greasy and it absorbs quickly. This really is a Must-Have for Valentine’s Day! 4 oz. Jar retails for $14.00 and can be found on the Good Earth beauty Website.

More info:

Free of: parabens, pesticides, petroleum, propylene glycol, phthalates, sulfates, and artificial colors.

Handmade with love in the USA

by Mod Perfume for Good Earth Beauty.

We have teamed up for a Valentine’s Day Giveaway! One Winner will win a jar of the Good Earth Beauty Chocolate Dipped Strawberries Body Cream. To enter, tell us what you will be doing this Valentine’s Day! Deadline to enter is February 5, 2015 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected from all entries via


Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate this feature/giveaway. All opinions expressed are my own. Photo Credit: Good Earth Beauty.







Zubels, the perfect Baby Shower Gift! Giveaway Opportunity!


Looking for the perfect Baby Shower gift? Zubels is the answer! Zubels are 100% cotton (some organic) hand knit toys, hats and sweaters which are sure to be cherished and loved by children of all ages.

Zubels were born of a creative group working together to bring smiles to children (and to us). There was a need for an eco-friendly yet purposeful toy whose only requirement was a little love and imagination.

I received a really cute hand knit hat (the Owl Hat bean Blue) to review and since I don’t have a little one in the house, I gave it to a family member. This is now her son’s favorite hat to wear. I love that it is just adorable and it really makes me want to just smile! It is 100% cotton and hand knit. Truly it is too cute for words!

But, I was also quite amazed when I checked out the website. You really have to take a look! They have such a variety of hats to choose from! There are so many cute choices for both boys and girls. The hats vary in price from $20-24. 

We have teamed up for a giveaway! We have the Girls Snail Hat to giveaway to one winner! To enter, check out the website and let us know your favorite item on the website. Deadline to enter is February 5th, 2015 at noon PST.  One winner will randomly be selected from all entries via


Self Disclosure: I received free samples via Tomoson to facilitate this review and giveaway. No other compensation was received. Photo Credit: Owl Hat: Zubels. Snail Hat: SoCal City Kids.

Popchips provides a less oily option for families on Super Bowl

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Super Bowl is undoubtedly one of the biggest food events of the year and it wouldn’t be a celebration without potato chips. In fact, over 28 million lbs or approximately 6.7 billion oily potato chips are consumed on game day alone.

 As you plan your Super Bowl parties don’t forget popchips!  They are a  better-for-you snack option and you can  save $1.00 off any two bags with less oil that doesn’t sacrifice any of the taste.  In fact, if everyone switched out each of their fried potato chips with popchips on game-day, roughly 1 million gallons of oil would not be consumed. Now, how cool is that?!

Potato popchips are available in 7 delicious flavors and contain no fake or phony ingredients, no trans fat, no saturated fat, no msg and are certified gluten free.  I will be reviewing soon so stay tuned!

Visit to get more information and to find the coupon for $1.00 off any two bags!

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received to post but I will be receiving samples to review soon! Stay tuned! Photo Credit: popchips.

Kidz Gear Expands Line with New Deluxe Headset Headphones with Boom Microphone for an Interactive Audio Experience for Kids

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Are you looking for a great Headset Headphones for your child? Kids Gear is the answer! I received a headset to review and it is a hit! I love that it works with everything! It works great with my sons iPad, Computer and even my Smartphone. The Kidz Gear Deluxe Stereo Headset features a flexible boom microphone that clearly picks up omnidirectional sound. This works really well with my son’s online classes especially Spanish class.  It’s perfect for our homeschool activities and also for my son’s other online activities.  This headset is available in Blue, Pink and Grey. Retail price is $29.99-Educational Discounts are available. 

More info:

The Kidz Gear Deluxe Stereo Headset Headphones with Boom Microphone are compatible with all devices that use a 3.5mm (1/8”) audio jack and support microphone use, including iPhones, iPads, Kindles, Nooks, Android smartphones and tablets, computers, Chromebooks, tablets and smartphones. Perfect for audio educational and entertainment apps and software, the Kidz Gear headphones are essential gear for foreign language and ESL (English as a second language) studies, audio lessons, phonetics, music study, tests, home schooling, YouTube video creation, Skype phone calls, entertainment, and more.

KidzControl Volume Limit Technology for Safe Listening of up to 80% of Maximum Volume

About Kidz Gear

Incorporated in 2001, San Ramon, California Supply and Beyond, LLC is the exclusive manufacturer of the Kidz Gear brand of products and accessories.  The Kidz Gear brand was created by founder and mother Laurie Peterson with the purpose of developing a line of products and accessories with adult features, performance and quality but with ergonomic sizes, styles and prices for children.  The Kidz Gear product line has received rave reviews and awards from various Mother’s Group Organizations and industry publications.  The company is continually focused on bringing more products to market that support the company’s mission – Grown-Up Performance, Built for Kids! For more information visit, email: or phone: (877) Kidz-Gear.

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate this feature. Photo Credit: Kidz Gear.

Pura D’or Organic Argan Oil Shampoo & Conditioner Mom Must-Haves! Giveaway Opportunity!

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Pura D’or prides itself in creating products that feature the highest-quality natural ingredients in their purest form. Every product starts with its USDA Certified Organic Argan Oil, which is Doctor Trusted and produced straight from the source in Morocco.

The cornerstone of Pura D’or is its natural, anti-hair loss shampoos, which target the leading causes of hair loss and promote healthy hair. These shampoos feature a DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) blocking blend created using the highest standards in the industry and unmatched by any other product on the market. Each batch goes through microbiological testing to ensure it is safe and free of harmful additives.

I received  a sample of the Premium Organic Oil Based Anti-Hair Loss Shampoo and I really like this shampoo! It leaves my hair feeling lighter and softer. What I mean by lighter is that it doesn’t feel heavy and weighed down. It also leaves my hair so clean! I noticed that next day after shampooing, my hair does not appear to look oily, dirty or in need of being washed! I actually like to wash my hair every other day so this is a great thing!

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Premium Organic Argan Oil Based Anti-Hair Loss Shampoo

Our naturally organic shampoo for hair loss treatment is free of harsh chemicals that are the current & leading cause of many chronic hair conditions. Our shampoo is free of sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), parabens, DEA, gluten, artificial colors, artificial fragrances & harsh preservatives. This gentle formula is fortified with an organic blend of argan oil, B vitamin complex, biotin, nettles extract, saw palmetto, He Shou Wu (Fo-ti) & other clinically proven natural ingredients to aid against hair loss. Ingredients are specially selected for increased bioavailability & maximum absorption. It starts by nourishing hair follicles with essential nutrients to reverse any damage & begin the healing process. Biotin strengthens hair strands, niacin increases circulation and our exclusive DHT Blocker Blend promotes healthy hair growth. Continued use will prevent further hair loss. Safe for daily use, all hair types and both men & women.


Features and Benefits:

  • Prevent Hair Loss
  • Strengthens Hair
  • Add Volume
  • All Natural
  • No Harsh Chemicals
  • Argan Oil
  • Vitamins For Hair Growth
  • Paraben Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Sulfate Free
  • DHT Blockers



Purified water, sodium cocoyl isethionate (derived from coconut), cocamidopropyl betaine (derived from coconut), tea tree oil*, argan oil**, black seed (kanoji) oil, amla oil, nettle extract, biotin, saw palmetto, cedarwood oil, rosemary oil*, sage extract, he shou wu (fo-ti), hibiscus oil, pygeum extract, pumpkin seed oil, green tea extract, zinc, soy isoflavones, beta sitosterols, aloe vera**, niacin, vitamin E, B-vitamin complex, phenoxyethanol (mild preservative), grapefruit seed extract (natural preservative), lactic acid (naturally occurring in yogurt), & dead sea salt.

I also received a sample of the Premium Organic Oil Based Anti-hair Loss Conditioner. My favorite thing about this one is that it seems to really help with frizz control. My hair also looks shinier!

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Premium Organic Argan Oil Based Anti-Hair Loss Conditioner


Our Premium Organic Conditioner is made from 99% vegetable base ingredients. It is free of sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), DEA, parabens, gluten, artificial colors, artificial fragrances and harsh preservatives.It is derived from coconut and vegetable proteins to hydrate, heal and repair damaged hair from root to end without adding weight or buildup. This gentle formula is infused with organic argan oil to add shine, body & moisturizers to all types of hair from normal to fine, dry or damaged hair. Other unique proprietary ingredients promote control, manageability and superior smoothness. All the benefits of a premium conditioner without all the chemicals. pH balanced and fortified with Multi-Vitamins. Safe for daily use and all hair types.


Features and Benefits:

  • No Harsh Chemicals
  • Argan Oil
  • Manages Frizz
  • Enhances Shine
  • Paraben Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Sulfate Free
  • Active DHT Blockers



Purified water, organic coconut protein, ceteareth 20 (derived from coconut), stearyl amidopropyl dimethylamine (derived from coconut), plant protein (naturally derived vegetable proteins), glycerin (100% vegetable base), argan oil*, lavender extract*, vanilla extract*, PF-64 (Pareben-free mild preservative), Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin E & citric acid (naturally derived to balance pH)

They are currently  giving away a 1oz bottle of Argan Oil with any purchase! Check it out! Their website is

We have teamed up for a giveaway! One winner will win their choice of either the Shampoo or the Conditioner! To enter, leave a comment below telling us which one you would like to try! Deadline to enter is February  5, 2015 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected via

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this feature. Photo Credit (and additional info): Pura D’or.

Staying Sane in Snowmageddon 2015

I know we don’t usually have snow in sunny So Cal unless we go to the Mountains. But, I do know that I do have subscribers in other states where it does snow!

Snowmageddon 2015 is here, and with it comes school closures, working from home and a lot of time trapped inside with the family.  While binge-watching Netflix and curling up to read is nice, being holed up at home indefinitely with stir-crazy kids can make one a little nuts.

Luckily, technology like Skype can help you make the most of your time stuck inside. Here are six ways your readers can stay sane, despite the snow:

Keep the Kids Entertained:

·       Snowball fights, building snowmen and sledding are top of mind for any kid in this weather! Long-distance friends and family can join you in a Skype Qik group video chat to ensure they don’t miss the fun activities in your winter wonderland.

·       Too cold for kids to step outdoors? Set up a Skype Group Video Call for your child and his or her friends to enjoy a virtual playdate.  No babysitter or nanny payment required!

Catch Up on Correspondences:

·       Ask a friend to grab a glass of wine or a cup of hot cocoa over Skype video chat and chat about the latest gossip.

·       Invite family members across the country to join you for a meal via Skype. No need to dress up or stress over this virtual family gathering!

Maximize Productivity:

·       Working from home is easy with Skype. Send coworkers a Skype instant message for a progress report or schedule a meeting over Skype to hear what your colleague is working on. Screen and file sharing enables you to collaborate on documents with your colleagues in real time, making working from home less stressful.

·       Roads too dicey to make it to the gym? Have the gym come to you with Skypercise – look online to see if any personal trainers in your area conduct virtual training sessions and get a workout in the comfort of your own home.

Credit: Skype.

Master Lock Launches 2015 Campaign TO HELP YOU STAY SAFE THROUGH EVERY LIFE STAGE AND SEASON! Giveaway Opportunity!


Master Lock, the world’s largest manufacturer of padlocks, today announced its continued focus on helping consumers stay safe with a yearlong campaign dedicated to safety through every life stage. To kick off the campaign, Master Lock will ask consumers via Twitter to share the time in their life when safety and security has been most top of mind. For every Tweet posted with the hashtag #MasterLockProtects a $1 donation will be made to the American Red Cross up to $10,000. The campaign will continue throughout the year with a series of safety tips and advice for every life stage and season.


“Each new life stage and season brings new adventures, excitement and memories. It also brings new safety and security considerations. From childhood, to marriage, homeownership, retirement and beyond, Master Lock is there to help protect consumers as their security needs evolve with these memorable life events,” said Rebecca Smith, vice president, marketing for Master Lock. “Through this campaign, Master Lock will show its dedication to providing a full range of reliable, easy-to-use products as well as resources consumers need to keep themselves, loved ones and valuables safe throughout the year and their lives.”


Sweepstakes and Donation

When in your life has safety and security been most top of mind? Starting today through January 31, participants who tweet their reply to this question using #MasterLockProtects will generate a $1 donation to the American Red Cross and will be entered for the chance to win one of 20 prize bundles. Each winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card and various Master Lock products to help keep consumers safe through different life stages and seasons.


Master Lock will donate an initial $10,000 to the American Red Cross and will donate up to an additional $10,000 based on consumer participation in the sweepstakes for a total of $20,000 in donations – just one way the company hopes to keep consumers safe and secure through all life stages and seasons. Master Lock’s donation will support the urgent needs of the American Red Cross mission, whether it is responding to a disaster, collecting lifesaving blood, teaching skills to save a life, or assisting military members and their families during emergencies. This marks the second Twitter sweepstakes that Master Lock has hosted to benefit the American Red Cross. In 2014, Master Lock donated $16,000 to the organization.


Yearlong Education

Throughout the year, Master Lock will continue to provide educational information to consumers on remaining safe and secure through various life stages and seasons. These tips will be available on, and will address the following topics:

  • Senior Safety
  • Tax Tips for All Life Stages
  • Safe Moving / New Home Safety
  • Marriage / Newlyweds
  • Back to School
  • First Job / New Job
  • Fall Family / Home Safety

I received a  5900D Master Lock SafeSpace: a small, portable safe to store valuables such as jewelry, cell phones or credit cards while you’re out and about – for example, working at the library or playing sports outside. I just love this! It really is quite handy! It’s the perfect size for a cell phone! I just love that it is water resistant!

We have teamed up for a Giveaway! One winner will win their own 5900 Master Lock SafeSpace! To enter, leave a comment below telling us one of your own safety tips! Deadline to enter is February 2, 2015 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected via 

Don’t forget to enter Master Lock’s Sweepstakes too!

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate this feature/giveaway. Photo Credit: Master Lock.