Saturday, March 26, 2011

First Juice-- organic juice for kids in on-the-go sippy cups

My 9 year old absolutely loves First Juice!  I agreed to review it without really thinking about my girls being too old to even drink it.  When I received it, I kind of laughed thinking there is no way one of my kids will like this.  I was SO wrong!  Actually both my girls like the juice, but my 9 year old just loves it.  When she found out my older daughter even tried some, she freaked out.  I was really happy because this juice is actually good for you!

First Juice offers four juice flavors that are made from organic produce, lower in sugar than comparable products, and sold through more than 300 Babies R Us and Toys R Us stores as well as outlets including Whole Foods Market, Ralphs, Amazon.com and Diapers.com. The flavors include:

·         Apple & carrot
·         Banana &carrot
·         Blueberry & purple carrot
·         Peach & purple carrot

The company’s juices are available in 8 oz. reusable and recyclable, spill-proof, BPA-free containers which feature a patented no-spill sippy-top for on-the-go use as well as in 32 oz. bottles for home use and refills.

We were sent a couple of the 8 oz. bottles and my daughter loves reusing the container.  It has turned into her favorite container for taking drinks on the go.  Love that, it is like getting a free cup with each juice!

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Giveaway ~ Shapeez bra/body shaper The Unbelievabra

SHAPEEZ, THE ULTIMATE BOSOM BUDDY
Introducing the Unbelievabra, the Multi-Purpose Bra that Will Change Lives

Recently, Oprah proclaimed that “choosing the right bra can change your life.  The right bra can reverse aging; it can make you look 10, even 20 pounds lighter.”  Unfortunately, most women have not found the right bra for them: they are stuck in a traditional bra with uncomfortable elastic bands around the body, straps that are constantly slipping off the shoulders and, the worst part – back fat and bra bulge. 

Every woman has been on the hunt for their perfect bra, but until now, their options have been limited.  The Unbelievabra by Shapeez is an all-in-one bra and body shaper that provides superior breast shaping and support while eliminating bra lines and back bulges.  Based in the USA and manufactured in North America, the Unbelievabra is a breakthrough in garment technology.  Made from the company’s patented ‘smooth-back’ design (no back bands or closures), the Unbelievabra is constructed with breathable cool-tex lycra that fits snugly to the body providing a close, lean, and supportive fit.  It also wicks moisture away from the body keeping you cool, dry and light.

The Unbelievabra distributes the weight of the breasts across a wider area on the back which promotes better posture and may help to reduce shoulder and back pain. 

The Ultimate
The Ultimate is an all in one garment that supports and shapes your breasts, slims the torso, and seamlessly removes all visible bra lines and back bulges with our patent pending "SMOOTH BACK" design.  Retail Cost: $85.00 Available Colors: Nude & Black   Size Range: 32A-44D
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§         Superior breast shaping and support
§         Underwire, molded foam cups
§         Made from breathable cool-tex lycra that wicks moisture away from the body, keeping you comfortable
§         Medium firm control to slim your tummy, waist, back, and hips
§         Lightweight and silky next to your skin
§         Long length to tuck into pants and skirts with a NO ROLL Hem
§         Shoulder straps will never fall down
§         Perfect to wear with your low-rise fashions to get rid of the dreaded "MUFFIN TOP"

The Shortee
The Shortee is a cropped version of the Ultimate and provides great back-smoothing and support without the tummy control. The Shortee has a shorter, curved front to eliminate any rolling or riding up and is waist length in the back to give you the smoothest appearance from every angle. The Shortee bra makes a great alternative to the traditional sports bra! Retail Cost: $75.00 Available Colors: Nude & Black  Size Range: 32A-44D
Shapeez_Shortee_Nude_FrontShapeez_Shortee_Nude_Back
§         Superior breast shaping and support
§         Underwire, molded foam cups
§         Made from breathable cool-tex lycra that wicks moisture away from the body
§         Cropped length
§         Lightweight and silky next to your skin
§         Shoulder straps will never fall down
§         No roll hem

Tankee Long
The Tankee Long was designed to be worn under sleeveless tops and has the body shaping and support features of the Ultimate, however, it boasts a lower back neckline and cut-in shoulders. The Tankee was designed to be worn under sleeveless tops and makes a great T-shirt bra. Retail Cost: $85.00 Available Colors: Nude & Black   Size Range: 32A-44D
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§         Invisible under your sleeveless and tank top fashions
§         Dropped neckline
§         Cut-in back shoulders
§         Same great breast support and shaping as our best-selling Ultimate Unbelievabra
§         Moisture Wicking Cool Tex Fabric

Tankee Short
The Tankee Short is a cropped version of the Tankee Long and provides seamless back-smoothing without the tummy control.   It has all of the back smoothing features of the Shortee with the addition of a lower back neckline and cut-in shoulders that make it invisible under all your sleeveless and tank styles.  Retail Cost: $75.00 Available Colors: Nude & Black   Size Range: 32A-44D
TankeeShort_TripleView_Nude
§         Invisible under your sleeveless and tank top fashions
§         Dropped neckline
§         Cut-in back shoulders
§         Same great breast support and shaping as our best-selling Shortee Unbelievabra
§         Moisture Wicking Cool Tex Fabric

Lacee Long
The Lacee Long, our most versatile garment, is an elegant bra, body shaper and lace camisole in one. It has all the features of our original Ultimate with the addition of beautiful scalloped lace across bra cups and bottom hem. Layer it under your favorite outfit and look 360° fabulous!  Retail Cost: $110.00 Available Colors: Nude & Black   Size Range: 32A-44D
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§         Underwire molded foam cups
§         Lace covered cups hide cleavage
§         Silky non-binding stretch fabric
§         Moisture-wicking nylon/lycra draws moisture away
§         Medium-firm control slims tummy, waist, back, and hips
§         Adjustable non-slip shoulder straps
§         No back bulges or visible bra lines

Lacee Short
The Lacee Short is an elegant back-smoothing bra with beautiful lace covered cups. It has all the features of our original Shortee with the addition of beautiful scalloped across bra cups. The Lacee Short is also great for layering to promote 360° of fabulous!  Retail Cost: $95.00 Available Colors: Nude & Black   Size Range: 32A-44D
Lacee_Short_Black_Front_feature
§         Underwire molded foam cups
§         Lace covered cups to cover your cleavage
§         Lightweight and silky non-binding four-way stretch fabric
§         Moisture-wicking nylon/lycra that wicks away moisture
§         Adjustable non-slip shoulder straps
§         Eliminates unsightly back bulges and visible bra lines

Shapeez® Partners with Feel Your Boobies® in the Fight Against Breast Cancer
Shapeez® is making an important fashion statement and social statement by partnering with Feel Your Boobies®, a breast cancer non-profit organization whose mission is to create an annual reminder campaign that utilizes unexpected and unconventional methods to remind young women to “feel their boobies.”  Starting on March 1st and running through May 31st, Shapeez will be donating 5% of its retail sales to support the Feel Your Boobies campaign.  For information on how you can donate, please visit www.unbelievabra.com

GIVEAWAY ALERT!!!  One of my readers will be winning an Unbelievabra of their choice!   Just comment here with which bra you like the best!  

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Professional Blogging Career

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ashworth College for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I started blogging to help me record my scrapbooking, and family history.  It quickly turned to more though.  I really enjoyed posting and interacting with other people online that shared interests.  I've been a stay at home mom since January 2002, and have added to our income through auctions and websites.  I quickly realized I could add my affiliate links to my sidebars and do reviews for cool new products.  

There is so much to learn though.  I've only worked on my blog part time and sometimes less so the money is pretty small still at this point.  There is a new course by Ashworth College, which actually gives you an  accredited Professional Blogging Career Diploma.  You will actually learn in short 6 months all of the latest blogging techniques from people with years of experience.  What I really love about this course is you can start it anytime and work at your own pace.  Plus included in your tuition is hosting for one year!

Why take years to learn how to make money?  I started blogging in 2006 and wish this course was offered then.  I wouldn't have had to waste so much time trying to figure things out on my own!

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3M Natural View Screen Protector

Whenever I get a new gadget, I immediately order a screen protector.  I'm always so worried about the screens scratching, especially with the touch products.  I lot of times, I just end up using whatever comes in a bundle pack, but those usually turn out to be on the cheap side.  Hard to apply, you get the bubbles in them, etc.

Recently MomCentral contacted me about trying a screen protector from 3M for a variety of current electronics.  Luckily, I have the ipod touch and that was on the list!  I received my 3M Natural View Screen Protector and noticed right away the better quality then the protector I had been using.  The 3M protector went out very easily, I had no issues at all placing it on.  3M also offers a video that you can watch if you aren't sure how to apply it, so no worries about that.

I've been using it for a few weeks now and I notice a difference.  My teen is always taking my ipod.  I would get it back with hairspray marks, fingerprints, etc.  My old protector never did fully come clean, so far my 3M protector wipes right off.  I have had no issues at all with her using it, it is always crystal clear.  I also keep a huge purse and just throw my ipod in it when going out.  Again, no issues at all.  This protector is holding up great.  My old cheap one actually lasted quite awhile, so I really think the 3M protector will end up outlasting my ipod!

I'm actually going to buy a few of the Universal 3M protectors for my Panasonic Lumix Camera and my GPS.  I totally am sold on the better quality of the 3M brand!

Ok now, you have to watch this video!  If nothing else, for the adorable kitten :)



I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of 3M and received a Natural View Screen Protector to facilitate my review and a gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate.
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