Archives for February 21, 2015

General Mills brings Skylanders prizes in your cereal box Giveaway Opportunity!


General Mills is upping America’s breakfast game through a new partnership with the most popular children’s video franchise, Skylanders.


Hidden inside specially marked boxes of Big G cereals, fans will find Skylanders Skystones cards playable on the game board printed on the back of the cereal box. Collect all four Skystones game card sets, each with a downloadable code to unlock characters in the popular mobile Skylanders game. The Skystones game is great for family fun and promotes imaginative and cognitive play.


From favorite cereals to hot properties like the Skylanders franchise, Big G is connecting families with what they love. The exclusive offer fuels family fun and promotes developmental skills through imaginative and cognitive play.


The specially marked boxes of Big G cereals are on shelves beginning in March, for a limited time only. Participating Big G brands include Honey Nut Cheerios, Frosted Cheerios, Fruity Cheerios, Reese’s Puffs, Cookie Crisp, Lucky Charms, Trix and Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

We received samples of the Honey Nut Cheerios and the Reese’s Puffs and we are already big fans of these two cereals especially the Honey Nut Cheerios! But, my son actually thinks the game card sets are pretty cool! Look for them in March! They won’t be on the shelves long!

We have teamed up for a Giveaway! One winner will win a prize package similar to the one I received to review.  The giveaway will include: a variety of participating General Mills cereals and an exclusive Skylanders game set. To enter leave a comment below telling us which one of the cereals mentioned is yours (or your children’s) favorite!  Deadline to enter is February 26, 2015 at noon PST. One winner will randomly be selected from all entries.

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this feature  post & giveaway.

New Colgate Enamel Health products are a Must-Buy!

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You may remember that last year I reviewed and featured the  Colgate Enamel Health Whitening Toothpaste and Sensitivity Relief Toothpaste. I really like the products so was quite happy to find out about Colgate’s two new products  that are more specifically aimed at sensitivity relief:

The Colgate Sensitive Toothbrush + Built-In Sensitivity Relief Pen is a new toothbrush system designed to provide rapid and long-lasting sensitivity relief 24/7, right to the source of pain. It’s as easy as… BRUSH.APPLY.GO. It retails for $14.99.

Colgate Enamel Health Multi-Protection Toothpaste offers all of the benefits of an all-in-one toothpaste: new multi-protection formula helps relieve tooth sensitivity while fighting cavities, whitening teeth, freshening breath, replenishing natural calcium for strong, healthy enamel and protecting against enamel erosion.

I received samples of both to try out I am really impressed! I love how easy it is to use the Colgate Sensitive Toothbrush + Built-In Sensitivity Relief Pen and the Colgate Enamel Health Multi-Protection Toothpaste is my new go-to toothpaste. I actually like this toothpaste better than the other Colgate toothpastes I have tried. This one has a better taste and leaves my breath feeling fresher and my teeth cleaner. It is available in Cool Mint flavor and retails 4.0 oz. for $3.39. Both products are available at stores this month.

For more information, check out the website:

Self Disclosure: I received samples of both products from Colgate-Palmolive for review purposes. Photo Credit: Colgate-Palmolive.

New Olay Fresh Outlast Collection Moisturizes and cleans skin in the shower! A Beauty Must-Have!

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The latest body washes and bars from Olay combine farmer’s market-inspired scents with an upgraded formula to deliver the best-in-class skincare benefits you expect from Olay.

The NEW Fresh Outlast bosy washes are formulated to work with skin’s natural pH. They are also lower in sulfates and contain 3X more mild cleansers than before.  The upgraded body washes come in four premium scents, made with essential oil fragrances, for a fresh clean that outlasts your day.

I received samples of the four new scents and a new bar. I was quite impressed! I absolutely love the scents: Cooling White Strawberry & Mint, Soothing Orchid & Black Currant, Crisp Pear & Fuji Apple (Available in body wash only) and Invigorating Champagne Mango & White Ginger (Available in body wash only). I really love how they smell but the best thing is how soft they leave my skin after a shower. I am used to soap bars drying out my skin but this one didn’t. I tried it daily and also tried the body wash and my skin feels so much more moisturized. The new Fresh Outlast bars are available in two scent options and have 10x more moisturizers than regular soap.  These products really are beauty Must-Buys! My favorites are the Cooling White Strawberry & Mint body wash and the soap bar in the same scent.

To find out more about these products and many other wonderful Olay products, go to The NEW Olay Fresh Outlast Collection is available at mass,drug and food stores starting this month. Suggested retail prices include: $5.49 for a 23.6 oz. body wash and $5.99 for six 4.0 oz. bars.

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. Photo Credit: Olay.

I Wish I Had Visited The CN Tower by Dan Jackson


Looking for a fun way to teach your child about the CN Tower? I Wish I had Visited The CN Tower by Dan Jackson is a great book for children. It has many important facts from  how tall the CN Tower is to why it is important. There are fun photos and more facts that I can remember. I like that it is great for children ages 5+ and that even adults will learn a thing or two. It is great for readers who are reading on their own or for parents to read to younger children who are just starting to read. I like that the facts are things that children will want to know about this amazing tower. My son and I give this one 5 stars!

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Self Disclosure: I received a free Kindle copy of this book to facilitate this post.