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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Winter Awards Giveaway

We are excited to work with Green Scene Mom for another awesome giveaway! Each of these items received a Green Scene Mom Award, celebrating Eco-friendly product design and creative innovation. This fabulous Winter Awards Giveaway is sponsored by the winning brands, and one lucky mom will win them all!

Winter Green Scene Mom Award Winners

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Enter to Win this Amazing Gift Set, valued at $750!

FunBites Cutter of winner's choice - $12.99
b.box Essential Travel Bib - $15
BabyHome Side Light Bed Rail - $99
Pure Care Home 4-in-1 Megacare Kit - $39.99
Buttons Diapers 2 packs of Flannel or Velour Wipes - $14
Konfidence Babywarma Swimsuit - $29.99
Wristy Buddy Teething Wristband - $15
Beautiful Earth Baby Box - $59
Pack 'n Potty - $39.99
Bebe au Lait Organic Nursing Cover - $40
PacaPod Napier Diaper Bag - $170
Pacific Baby Natural Feeding Bowl & Cup - $10.99
MAM Anti-Colic Bottle - $6.99
OTO Ice Cream Truck Playhouse - $59
Yummi Pouch Reusable Food Pouches & Snack Bags - $25
Silikids $40 Assorted Gift Set
Naturalmat Fitted Organic Cotton Percale Crib Sheet - $45
Ava Anderson Baby Powder & Diaper Cream - $25

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Bored and Brilliant Challenge

Bored and Brilliant Challenge Week begins NOW!!

I signed up for this last week, loaded the app on my android phone, and I'm already much more aware of how often I pick up my phone each day.

Starting today New Tech City's Bored and Brilliant project will help you detach from your phone and spend more time thinking creatively. They partnered with the apps Moment and BreakFree for a week of challenges! All this week challenges will pop up in your New Tech City podcast feed (subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, I Heart Radio, or via RSS). They'll begin by disrupting your everyday phone habits, build by finding you some lost free time, and end by sparking your creative thinking.

There's still time to for all you technophiles out there to sign up and be a part of this. Go here to sign up, and here to listen.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Reese's Spreads Review

As if reading my mind, Influenster sent us the NEW Reese's spreads peanut butter and chocolate to try. I'm a complete peanut butter and chocolate fanatic. Every time a new one of these combination spreads come out, I scoop it up.

We popped this jar open the seconded it arrived and it quickly got passed around so everyone could try a spoonful. I have to note that it smells EXACTLY like a peanut butter cup.

First impressions, my kids love it, but I found the texture a little odd for a spread. If you have ever melted a peanut butter cup on accident (or on purpose) you know that it retains the grit texture of the peanut butter portion. The spread is no different. There is an odd grit texture to the spread. It doesn't change the taste but it does feel a bit weird if you just eat it by the spoonful.

As for the taste, it tastes exactly like a peanut butter cup. It's tasty stuff! Dip in some apples, graham crackers, or anything else and enjoy. I'll just skip eating this one with a spoon, which may save me some calories if I have to find something to put it on!

I received all products complimentary from Influenster.
The views and opinions expressed are purely my own.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Banana Mug Bread

It's very cold here today so I think it's time for a yummy treat that's also warm and easy to make! Got an over ripe banana? Then it's time to enjoy some warm and soft Banana Bread in a Mug.

Banana Mug Bread
3 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. baking soda
1 egg
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 Tbsp. milk
1 ripe banana, mashed
cinnamon, for sprinkling (optional)

In an extra-large (it will run over if you use a standard size) microwaveable mug lightly misted with non-stick spray, blend flour, sugars, salt, baking powder & baking soda. Add egg & mix until all the dry ingredients are incorporated. Stir in vanilla, oil & milk. Lastly add mashed banana and sprinkle with cinnamon (optional). Microwave 1-1/2 to 3 minutes, depending on microwave.

*Bread will rise over the top of the mug during heating (see picture). When removed, if the bread is still runny, add more cooking time, checking often until done.*

This makes enough bread to share, but you don't have to if you don't want to, and you won't want to! It's about a mini loaf serving size. Infact, I think I'll cook it in a ceramic mini loaf pan next time just for fun. I'll let you know how that goes.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Braun® Thermometer Review

I'm back from my recent MIA with a great review of the Braun® No touch + forehead thermometer. This came in handy with my recent cold!

The Braun® No touch + forehead thermometer can be used two ways, touch or no touch. There is a guiding light to line up distance for no touch and a soft ring for resting the forehead for touch. The touch option is great for taking your own temp or when you have a small child who is wiggling too much to line up those little beams. The best feature is the changing color display. Green is a good temperature, yellow is a low grade fever, and red means your temperature is high. I hit 102 at the peak of my fever and it flashed red. The color alerts you to temperature range before you even read the numbers. The display is perfect for nighttime temperature taking. It is just bright enough to read without being so bright as to wake a child. The light beams are a little too bright for night time since they are directed straight at the sick persons face. All in all, this is a great product and will definitely be replacing our currently use thermometer.

I received all products complimentary from Influenster.
The views and opinions expressed are purely my own.