Hannah

Hannah

Friday, July 1, 2011

Were PREGNANT!!!

Keith and I found out June 24th, last Friday, that I'm pregnant!! I'm going to make an appointment for next week to go see a doctor to start my prenatal care. We are both so happy :) and Hannah is really excited about being a big sister. We also have good news about the house hunting. We will be closing on our new home on July 15th. It's a beautiful 3 bedroom/2 bath/2 car garage house in Riverview, FL. Our apartment is all packed up and we are ready to move. Poor Hannah thought we were giving her things away when we began to pack up her room. I think she understands now that we are only packing her things up to move to our new house. It seems like everything is falling into place, just like it was planned to do :) I will post the EDD as soon as I find out and I will keep updating more frequently now.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Pillsbury Chocolate Chunk Fudge Brownies








It's 7pm when your child informs you that they need baked goods to share with the whole class tomorrow. Sound familiar?? How often have you been hit with the need for last-minute baking when there simply isn't enough time? Pillsbury comes to the rescue with Pillsbury Chocolate Chunk Fudge Brownies, available exclusively at Sam's Club.
With a taste as delicious and authentic as if you baked them at home, Pillsbury Chocolate Chunk Fudge Brownies are a blend of 3 types of cocoas with real chocolate syrup and milk chocolate chunks to make a delicious fudgy brownie- they're the perfect solution when your pressed for time. Add personal flair to these already-baked brownies with your own decorations, frosting, caramel or powdered sugar! With a straight-out-of-the -oven flavor without the time or clean-up, Pillsbury Chocolate Chunk Fudge Brownies are a great treat for any occasion!
In addition, when purchasing Pillsbury Chocolate Chunk Brownies at Sam's Club, you have the chance to support your local school with Box Tops for Education. Each package of Pillsbury Chocolate Chunk Fudge Brownies has 6 Bonus Box Tops that can be redeemed to earn cash for the K-8 school of your choice.
Hannah's Mommy: As many of you know, my little one isn't in school just yet but Pillsbury Chocolate Chunk Fudge Brownies make a great play-date snack too! We decide to have a little Tea Party for Hannah and couple of her friends. The brownies were a huge hit with the girls and they were oh so fun and easy to decorate as well. They taste great and you don't have to been a slave in the kitchen for them. So the next time you need baked goods in hurry, try Pillsbury Chocolate Chunk Fudge Brownies and you won't be disappointed.
*** Pillsbury provided me with a free product, information, and a gift pack through MyBlogSpark. I will be hosting a giveaway on the Mommy Tested and Approved Group page on Facebook. Come by and check it out!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Good Earth Dry Dinner Kits


With appetizing entrees from Good Earth, dining in is sure to become the new dining out. Enjoy cooking a sophisticated, restaurant-quality meal in the comfort of your own home. Each variety includes vibrant and flavorful sauces along with specialty ingredients like sweet basil, white wine and dried tomatoes. Delicious dinners that allow you to keep a healthy lifestyle without sacrificing taste, Good Earth dry dinner kits are perfect for whipping up a no-fail, five-star cuisine in less than 30 minutes. 100% whole grain, no trans fat, no artificial flavors, no artificial preservatives, no MSG- just add meat and Voila! Dinner is served.
Coming to stores this June, Good Earth dry dinner kits offer a selection of four delectable meals: Mediterranean Chicken with angel hair pasta, Spicy Citrus Glazed Shrimp with angel hair pasta, Herb Crusted Chicken with mushroom risotto and Tuscan Chicken with penne pasta.
Hannah's Mommy: I was surprised that a dinner kit could have so much flavor and taste so great! The best thing of all was that it took less than 30 minutes from start to finish. So if your looking for something that tastes great and doesn't take all night to make, try this kit!
***Good Earth provided me with a free product, information, and a gift pack through MyBlogSpark.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Body Patisserie


The Body Patisserie was created to pamper your skin and leave it smelling like freshly baked goodies. They use natural and organic ingredients in their formulations and all of their products are PARABEN and DYE FREE!

Their Products are gentle and nourishing for all skin types. Use The Body Patisserie to create a modern twist to the traditional home spa experience.... Or create your own unique experience! Just have fun with it!!

So go check out The Body Patisserie and see what they have baked for your pleasure.
At Last.... Desserts that are good for you!!


Body Butter Souffle (4oz $20.00 8oz $30.00)
This magnificent souffle combines Organic Green Tea Extract along with Mango Butter & Pro-Vitamin B5 to create the perfect creme for very dry skin. Although this soufflé is quite rich in consistency, it absorbs quickly, leaving your skin feeling nourished --- not oily.


Iced Lemon Danish:
The rich scent of the lemons and vanilla excite the senses while leaving your skin smelling like a decadent pastry.

If you hurry you can get 25% off your entire order until October 31st, enter coupon code SCARY at the checkout.

For more info and to purchase this great product, follow the link below.
http://www.thebodypatisserie.com/


***Review***

Ok ladies, First i want to tell everyone that if you want something that will make your hubby go crazy, get this!!! It has a sexy, fresh scent that not only i LOVE but so does my SO. It also moisturizes your skin like never before. It feels like your skin is being pampered for as if you were at a high price spa... If you ask me, this should be on every mommy's Christmas list for themselves. If your hubby wants to know what you want for Christmas, make no mistakes by saying nothing, tell him you want the Body Patisserie and neither of you will be disappointed!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Kiss My Face











Kids Orange You Smart shampoo & conditioner (8fl oz $8.95)
Natural is nice and better for the planet. This gentle and effective, chemical free 2 in 1 Shampoo/Conditioner is a quick fix for kids' hair.
GOOD FOR YOU BECAUSE...
Aloe Vera: healing and soothing
Green Tea Extract: soothing, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory
Natural Essential Oil Blend: aromatic scent kids love

INGREDIENTS:Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis*, Camellia Sinensis* (Green Tea Leaf Extrac),Salvia Officinalis (Sage Leaf Extract), Arctium Lappa (Burdock Root Extract),Urtica Dioica (Nettle Extrac), Disodium Coco-Glucoside Sulfosuccinate, Decyl Glucoside, Glycerin, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Xanthan Gum, Panthenol, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar Gum), Caprylic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Glycine, Natural Blend of Essential Oils *Certified organic

***This product contains no animal ingredients, artificial colors, or unnecessary chemicals and was not tested on animals.

Kiss My Face Eye Witness (Eye Repair Crème) ($19.00)
Reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness with organic ingredients. Smooth the appearance of wrinkles and moisturize the delicate skin around your eyes. Natural and organic oils and butters leave skin looking hydrated and rejuvenated.

GOOD FOR YOU BECAUSE...
Meadowfoam Oil: easily absorbed by the skin with anti-aging properties
Shea Butter: softens and protects dry skin
Rose Hips: anti-oxidant, regenerative, good for mature skin

Kiss My Face Cell Mate 15 (Face Creme & Sunscreen) ($21.00)
Moisturize and protect skin while reducing the signs of aging with organic ingredients. Instantly enhance skin tone, reduce fine lines and protect from environmental stresses. Antioxidant vitamins and botanicals soothe and revitalize throughout the day while natural mineral sun block helps protect skin.
GOOD FOR YOU BECAUSE...
FDA approved sun screens: protect from harmful sun damage
Lavender: regenerates and repairs skin cells
Horsetail: herb high in silica, skin firming and healing


Kiss My Face Brightening Day Creme ($23.00)
Brighten and even skin tone and diminish skin discoloration with organic ingredients. A double duty cream that combines organic aloe and botanical brighteners with natural mineral sun protection. Evens and brightens the complexion while diminishing the appearance of sun discoloration. Great for face, neck and chest.

GOOD FOR YOU BECAUSE...
Speedwell Extract: soothing herb for chronic skin conditions
Titanium Dioxide: a natural mineral sun block (UVA/UVB protection)
Zinc Oxide: natural mineral sun block
Uva Ursi Leaf Extract: natural botanical brightener, evens skin tone


Kiss My Face Intensive Repair Night Creme ($23.00)
Ultra rich herbal hydration to fortify and nourish skin overnight with organic ingredients. Fortify and nourish skin overnight with an herbal infusion of hibiscus, basil and fennel. Rice extract and organic sunflower oil help skin appear noticeably hydrated and resilient.

GOOD FOR YOU BECAUSE...
Hibiscus: antioxidant & anti-inflammatory
Basil: stimulates skin's circulation and oil glands
Fennel: improves skin tone


Kiss My Face Peaches/Crème Moisturizer (4oz $4.95)
Alpha Hydroxy Acids are all natural, safe and gentle substances found in fruits and sugar cane. This quickly absorbing, 4% AHA moisturizer is recommended for daily use on the face or body to help unblock and cleanse pores, speed up the exfoliation process, allow new, healthy skin cells to emerge and reduce discoloration and age spots.

GOOD FOR YOU BECAUSE...
Alpha Hydroxy Acids: gently helps unblock pores and exfoliates
Peach Fruit Extract: emolient and soothing
Shea butter: moisturizes and helps retain skin elasticity
For more info about these and other Kiss My Face products or to purchase, please follow the link below
*** Reviews***

I absolutely LOVE the Orange you Smart shampoo and conditioner. It leaves my daughters hair smelling nice and fresh, like a fresh squeezed orange. Plus it conditions her hair and makes it silky soft. The other great perk is that it doesn't bother her eyes if it comes in contact with them. I cant wait to go to chucks whole foods store this weekend and pick up a bottle!! Way to go, Kiss My Face!!


Marney writes: I used the Brightening Day Cream and the Intensive Repair Night Creme and i could see a difference in just one use. The Day Cream makes your face have a natural glow to it and the Night Creme really moisturizes my skin, repairing it from the day to day stress my skin takes. I would recommend this product to any one with "mature skin" that wants the young skin feel and look.
Anna writes: This is one product i cant live without. The Cell mate 15 (face creme and sunscreen) are a perfect combination. For a product that contains sunscreen, its not greasy at all. It not only protects my skin from the harmful effects from the sun but it keeps my skin feeling nice and fresh. Love this stuff!
Stephanie writes: The Eye Witness (eye repair creme) is now a must have in my make-up bag. Ive used many eye puffiness products in my 42 years of life and some of them work ok but most have lots of chemicals in them that burn my face. Thanks to Kiss my Face i now have one that isn't irritating to my eyes and actually works. Within 3 days i could see it working. Thanks!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Yoplait Kids Prize Pack

Are you searching for a snack for the kids that tastes good and is good for them? Yoplait Kids yogurt is the perfect solution with 25% less sugar than the leading kids´ yogurt. With its thick and creamy texture that will hug your little one´s spoon, you won´t have to worry about a sticky mess to clean up afterwards. It also contains no artificial sweeteners or flavors, so you can feel good about serving it to your kids.


My Blog Spark is giving me 2 Yoplait Kids Prize Packs to give away to my readers. The winners will picked at random. Good luck ladies!!!

After you become a follower, post a comment letting us know what you do to keep snack time fun at your house :)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Polar Bottle.... Nothing Performs Like The Original







Who knows more about insulation then a polar bear?? The makers of Polar Bottles, that's for sure. Combining the thermal properties of an insulated vacuum bottle with the lightweight, flexible features of a plastic bottle, the Polar Bottle is the ideal choice for active people. Simply fill with liquid and ice and hit the trail. For even longer cooling power, fill your Polar Bottle and store it in the freezer before use. Either way, it will keep liquids cold twice as long as conventional water bottles.
Polar Bottle® is the original insulated plastic sport bottle. It keeps liquids colder longer than other water bottles. We innovated the industry back in 1994 by creating a bottle that would actually keep water cool during any outdoor activity. The bottle has evolved in the years since with brightly colored foil liners and patterns and an innovative removable valve system. Made in America, Polar Bottle is popular throughout the world.


Bottles come in two sizes, 20oz $10.99 and 24oz $11.99


***REVIEW**


Everyday when Hannah and I wake up, we eat breakfast and then i make us a smoothie to take with us on our morning walk. I usually would have to waste paper towels to wrap around my sports bottle because the bottle would sweat and leak all over the place.... Not anymore, these bottles are perfect for keeping drinks cold and the best thing of all is they don't sweat. No matter how cold your beverage is, the bottle won't sweat and leave those awful rings everywhere you put the bottle down like the other sports bottles. They even have a carrying loop that is perfect to put on the handle of my stroller. These bottles also have a removable valve that comes out easy for cleaning and all of these plastic bottles are BPA and Phthalate-Free so you don't have to worry if its safe for you and your family to drink from.


For more info about Polar Bottles follow the link below





Mrs Meyers Clean Day




BABY BLOSSOM SURFACE SPRAY (16oz $4.99)
Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Baby Blossom Surface Spray is a naturally fresh way to keep baby's things and play area clean and free of odors. Plant-derived ingredients work to gently clean and freshen.

Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Baby Blossom Surface Spray is a naturally fresh way to keep baby's things and play area clean and free of odors. Great on all non-porous, finished surfaces like your baby's wooden highchair and alphabet blocks. Use it indoors and out for your toddler's toys and even their trike. Just spray on, wipe off and go play! So simple.


BABY BLOSSOM LIQUID HAND SOAP (12.5oz $4.99)
Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Baby Blossom Liquid Hand Soap contains Aloe Vera Gel, Olive Oil and a unique blend of organic essential oils that help make it naturally pure and gentle. After all, it's always best to make sure your hands are clean before you pick up the baby. Dermatologist tested. Paraben-free.

Moisten your hands, then add Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Baby Blossom Liquid Hand Soap. The longer you rub your hands, the cleaner they become.



BABY BLOSSOM SURFACE WIPES (24 wipes $4.99)
Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Basil Surface Wipes do a slick job of cleaning up baby's messes. Pre-moistened, biodegradable wipes are made with plant-derived ingredients to gently clean and freshen. Dermatologist tested.


Peel back the tab of Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Baby Blossom Surface Wipes, pull one out and wipe away. Don't forget to reseal the tab when done.



BABY BLOSSOM FRESHENING SPRAY (8oz spray bottle $4.99)
Freshen up all of baby's spaces with Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Baby Blossom Freshening Spray, a non-aerosol spray containing organic essential oils. After all, babies may smell sweet, but sometimes their things don't.


Spritz Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Baby Blossom Freshening Spray in any room for instant freshening. Avoid spraying directly on finished wood surfaces.



These products are all always EARTH FRIENDLY and CRUELTY FREE too!




***REVIEW***



I first want to say that these are the BEST smelling products i have ever used. I was actually finding things to clean, just so i could use these cleaners. They even have a surface spray that is perfect for wiping down toys and pretty much everything else. I also have to say that as soon as i started using Mrs. Meyers Clean Day everyone was asking what smelled so good in my home. I had my best friend over and she loved them so much she ordered some the very next day. Even my SO kept asking what smelled so good in our daughters nursery. If you want to actually enjoy cleaning time, ORDER these cleaning products and i promise you wont be disappointed. I cant wait to order more of it!!! Another perk to these products is that they are affordable for everyday moms. Great Great products... Love it!! This product by far gets the Mommy Seal of Approval!

To order some of these great products for yourself and to check out all the Mrs Meyers Clean Day products, follow the link below











Sunday, September 20, 2009

Grandma El's® Diaper Rash Remedy + Prevention




Grandma El's Diaper Rash Remedy & Prevention is a Patented, Pediatrician recommended, healing ointment. Used with each and every diaper change it will help to protect, prevent, and heal diaper rash.This pleasant fragrance-free ointment soothes baby's most sensitive skin while keeping it protected. It is absolutely the most effective diaper rash treatment product available today. Grandma El's Diaper Rash Remedy and Prevention reduces the redness, pain, itching & irritation caused by diaper rash. This ointment creates a patented breathable, softening, protective barrier which prevents wetness from coming in contact with the skin, therefore keeping your baby comfortable. An application of Grandma El's will heal & protect, helping your precious little one to be more comfortable while sleeping, playing & exploring.

Three children & four grandchildren later, Grandma El has decided to share her patented secret with you. Grandma El's Diaper Rash Remedy & Prevention was discovered & developed in 1974, by Grandma El's husband, Bob, who has been a staple in the skin care industry for many years. Most diaper rash is caused by wetness coming into contact with baby's sensitive skin. Anhydrous Lanolin & Yellow Petrolatum USP are combined to form a barrier preventing wetness from coming in contact with the skin. Vitamin E & Salicylic Acid USP are also included in this product to encourage healing. The unique combination of all the ingredients in Grandma El's is simply miraculous.



This ointment isn't just for diaper rash, the other uses are as follows:

Cradle Cap

Chapped Cheeks

Sunburn

Dry Nose

Eczema

Cracked Heels

Cuticles

Rough Elbows

Heat Rash

Stretch-mark Reduction

Cold Sores

Razor Burn

Chapped Lips

Cuts & Scrapes

Burns

Soften Callus

Scar Reduction

Dry Patches



This Great Product comes two different containers, a jar to keep in the house and a 2oz easy dispense tube which i great to keep in the diaper bag.

Jar $14.99

Easy Dispense tube $9.99



To order your Grandma El's follow the link below

http://www.grandmaels.com/index.php





**Reviews**



This is truly a GREAT product! I know a lot of different creams and ointments claim to work within just one or two diaper changes but this stuff really works. Grandma El's® is also great to use to prevent diaper rash! We use this product at night when i know Hannah is going to be in her diaper the longest. I also recommend every mom to keep a tube of this in the diaper bag too!




Lisa from Michigan writes:

Great product! my son gets frequent rashes due to some medical conditions and i have been through a LOT of diaper creams, ointments and even tried corn starch, nothing works for him! Before the 2nd day of using Grandma El's® the rash & chaffing he had was near gone! it's also great that the product is cloth diaper safe since that is what i use :-) I ordered some & can't wait to get it!


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Monkey Foot Designs Wet Bag

There's no monkey business when it comes to these bags!


A super-functional bag featuring:

  • Extra-sturdy non-toxic zipper with long zipper pull - easy to use!
  • 11th strap with coordination snap has reinforced stitching for durability; Perfect for hanging on your stroller, doorknob, ect...
  • Large selection of gorgeous high quality fabrics: Designer cotton, Home Dec and Eco-friendly options.
  • Outer and inner layers are sewn separately to avoid wicking; all seams are also serged for reinforcement.
  • ProCare™ Lining
  • Seams of the inner ProCare™ Lining are permanently sealed using a non-chemical method; Sealed Seams Keep Water & Odor In Where They Belong!!

Benifits of ProCare™ Lining

  • Non-Toxic and Non-Allergenic
  • Anti-Microbial
  • Superior Waterproof Ability
  • High Duty Barrier Protection
  • Fire Retardant
  • Machine Washable and Dryable

They come in 3 convenient sizes for every type of outing

  • Small Bags (9"x7"), $13.00 : Great for snack, toys, wipes and make-up/toiletries! Also perfect as a cute wristlet.
  • Medium Bags (9"x11"), $16.00 : Perfect for toiletries, suntan lotion/bug repellent, or 2 cloth diapers and wipes when making a short trip away from home. Also makes a great carrying case for your electronics/cords. **Perfect size for diapers and wipes**
  • Large Bags (14"x14"), $22.00: Great for dirty children's clothes/bibs/burp cloths and for longer trips away from home when you will need 4-5 cloth diapers. Will also fit a pair of women's shoes up to size 10.
  • X-Large Bags (16"x22"), $28.00: These bags are great for overnight trips, beach bag, and 2 days worth of dirty cloth diapers

**Review**
Lesa from Nebraska writes :
The monkey foot wet bag is great! Its the perfect size for an afternoon out. We can fit two diapers, or an entire outfit in it. Its a cinch to wash and dry, and I love the pattern. I'm thinking about buying a bigger size!

For more info and to order one, check out the link below