Saturday, July 28, 2012

Print and Organize: Household Binder Starter Set {Rafflecopter GIVEAWAY}

With summer coming to an end and the kids going back to school, all I can think about it organization, organization and more organization!  

Our summers are pretty laid back, but once school hits, our daily routine really changes.  It would be so nice to get it all together with a Household Binder Starter Set from the Etsy shop, Print and Organize.



This starter set comes with all the basics you need to get organized and effectively manage your household.

These fun, simple and modern designs are user friendly, printable and editable with a computer or iPhone/iPad and contain plenty of space for writing.


This kit contains 12 handy documents:

  • Binder Cover Sheet which can be personalized with your family's name
  • 2012 Year at a Glance Calendar
  • Monthly Calendar (Blank)
  • Week at a Glance Calendar
  • To Do List
  • House Cleaning Guide
  • Weekly Menu Planner
  • Detailed Grocery Checklist (2 pages)
  • Important Contacts
  • Vehicle Maintenance Log
  • Important Emergency Information
Mix and match other editable printables (more coming soon) from Print and Organize to fit your lifestyle needs.

 

Here are some tips for making the most out of your printable sheets:
  • Print the sheets and fill in the blanks
  • Print, laminate and use a fine-tipped dry erase marker to fill in the blanks
  • Open the sheets in your computer using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software and type in the blanks
  • Download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader App to your iPhone or iPad and edit from your devices

It's never been so easy to stay organized!


Staying on top of monthly bills is a must in my household.  We never miss a payment, and making sure we're organized is a must.  


The Budget and Bill Management Set from Print and Organize can keep you on the right track. 



These 4 worksheets will help you better manage your bills and expenses.

Your set will include:
  • Household Budget Worksheet - Create your budget and mangage it!
  • Expense Tracker - Track your daily expenses and receipts
  • Bill Payment Calendar - Note your monthly due dates for bills and check them off when paid
  • Bill Payment Checklist - Year at a glance management of bills with checklists


Stay on target!  Be sure to follow their blog, Use and Resuse It!  It's stuffed full of helpful household tricks and tips!


Giveaway Time:  Print and Organize is generously giving one lucky reader their very own Household Binder Set!  You can get this for 2013 if you wish.

ONE entrant per household/IP address - We will not tolerate cheating using multiple email addresses under one IP address. You will be disqualified   

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Pumpkin and Butterfly: You + Me = Awesome Print {Rafflecopter GIVEAWAY)

Raise your hand if you can easily spend hours on Etsy.  I'm definitely an Etsy addict.  I can browse that site for days, especially when I find a shop as special as Pumpkin and Butterfly.


This sweet Elephant Baby Nursery Art says it all.  I would have totally used this in my kids' nurseries!  

You can change the "We" to "I" or Mom and Dad" - just let this shop owner know when ordering.  And get the color of your choice, too.  

This 8x10 print is printed on heavyweight, ultra-smooth, bright white matte paper with a non-glare finish that resists fading up to 72 years.  




How amazing is this Someday I'll Have Epic Adventures 8x10 print?  

All kids have big dreams, and what a sweet way to show it!  These modern, chic and fun prints would look adorable in any room.  As always this comes printed on heavyweight, ultra-smooth, bright white matte paper with non-glare finish that resists fading up to 72 years.  



Be sure to check out all of the Someday Prints.  One of my favs - Someday I'll be a Superhero!

Giveaway Time:  Pumpkin and Butterfly is generously giving one lucky reader their very own You Plus Me Equals Awesome Print (frame not included).  This is wonderful for a wedding or personalize it for your own family.



You can customize this in the colors of your choice.  You can even add names if you wish!


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The ShaveWell Company: Fogless Shower Mirror



Now that we have the Fogless Shower Mirror in our shower, it's hard to imagine life without it.  This specially designed mirror stays truly fog free.  Just run the mirror under the hot water for a crystal clear reflection.  

My husband feels comfortable shaving in the shower now.  The steam and moisture from the shower helps to soften his skin for the ultimate shaving experience.

I enjoy using this, too!  I don't shave my face, but I do enjoy using this mirror when I use facial masks or when I'm just cleansing my face.

This mirror comes with a wall mounted hook.  Just peel the backing off the sticker and attach it to your clean surface.  Our mirror isn't going anywhere.  The hook definitely stays put.

I highly recommend the Fogless Shower Mirror from The ShaveWell Company.  Get this #1 seller on Amazon.com.

Complimentary product provided to me from The ShaveWll Company.  All opinions are my own.

Re-String It - The amazing drawstring re-threader!





Hey moms, how many articles of clothing have you had to throw away because the drawstring came out? Tired of the time consuming safety pin trick?  Thank goodness for Re-String It!  Never again will I be frustrated with drawstrings getting lost in the wash.  This 20 second re-threader is a lifesaver, and it's so easy to use!


Chad Archibeck became frustrated when the drawstring came out of his favorite pair of shorts.  With the help of a mechanical engineer, Re-String It was born.  I love stories like this!  Chad ran with his innovative idea and turned it into reality.

I used my Re-String It on a pair of workout shorts and it was a breeze.  I also took out the drawstring from one of my hoodies, and it worked like a charm.

For just $14.99, you will save expensive articles of clothing from being thrown out.

Use this on kids clothes, scrubs, aprons, duffle bags, bikinis, pajama pants...the list goes on!  This tool is safe for delicate fabrics and won't damage clothing.

Save time and frustration.  Get your Re-String It today.  Don't forget to think of Re-String It for stocking stuffers this year!

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Red Rhino Productions: Fabric & Suede Bracelet {Rafflecopter GIVEAWAY}

Here is another Etsy shop that just knocks my socks off.  Introducing Red Rhino Productions.  This hip and chic Etsy shop is full of unique jewelry and vintage goods.

Red Rhino Productions has been featured all over the web and in YouTube videos. Women everywhere covet their handmade accessories!


I've never seen anything like this beautiful agate and fabric necklace.  The gorgeous watercolor blue, lime and orange braided fabric features a large beautiful blue agate stone with mixed metal findings.  A large vintage brass piping piece sits on the neck which holds the design in place.  Just slip this necklace on go!  What a fabulous statement necklace for every season.


I am seriously in love with every single bracelet this shop offers.  This gold and suede bangle set features turquoise suede that is hand wrapped into a herringbone pattern around two bangles.  They measure 2.5 inches across (on the inside) and 8 inches around inside.  This set would look great on their own or stacked with other bracelets.


Giveaway Time:  One lucky reader will win this fabric and suede bracelet hand braided with pastel fabric and mint suede.

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Sticky Fingers Bakeries: Mixed Case {Rafflecopter GIVEAWAY}

Who doesn't love home baked goodies?  My kids love to help me in the kitchen when it's time to do some baking.  The delicious smells coming from the oven always remind me of my own childhood.

Sticky Fingers Bakeries offers premium scone mixes in a variety of irresistible flavors.  These quick and easy mixes contain no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, trans-fats or saturated fats.  You'll only find all-natural ingredients such as fruit, veggies, herbs and spices.


The Wild Blueberry Scone Mix is full of whole, plump wild blueberries from Maine.  Your entire family will gobble these right up!




The Original Recipe Scone Mix allows you to get creative.  Add some fresh seasonal berries to this versatile mix.  This works well for strawberry shortcake, as a cobbler topping or top with icing or a sprinkle of sugar.  I'm sure you can think of some more yummy ways to spice up these scones.

The Original Recipe Mix also works well with their thick jams thumb printed in the center.

Sticky Fingers Bakeries also carries fruit spreads, muffin mixes, brownie mixes and so much more!

Giveaway Time:  Sticky Fingers Bakeries is generously giving one lucky reader a mixed case filled with 2 fruit spreads and 4 mixes of your choice!

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Walkers: Shortbread scottie dogs to help the ASPCA


Here are some delicious treats that would be great for some fun back-to-school snacks.  The Shortbread Scottie Dogs from Walkers are too cute.  These scottie dog shaped shortbreads contain no artificial colors, flavorings or preservatives.

When my daughter saw these cookies for the first time, she thought they were almost too sweet to eat.  Your kids will love them!

Enjoy these yummy, buttery cookies and help the ASPCA.  For every purchase of Walkers' Scottie Dog products, 10 cents will be donated to ASPCA organizations across the country.

Complimentary product provided to me from Walkers.  All opinions are my own.

Real Techniques: Blush Brush {Rafflecopter GIVEAWAY}

When I look for makeup brushes, I always make sure they are high in quality and cruelty-free.  I was thrilled to receive the Travel Essentials Kit from Real Techniques.  These brushes are a wonderful addition to my collection.  



This kit comes with three full-size brushes and a travel case.  This handy case is made from a satin-like material with velcro flap closure.  There is also a toggle clasp that allows you to stand this case upright.  

The three brushes included are the essential foundation brush, multi-task brush and domed shadow brush.  I've never used a foundation brush before, and I'm so happy that I have one now!  This makes applying foundation so much easier and smoother.  I cannot live without the essential foundation brush.  

The synthetic taklon bristles are very soft, ultra-plush and feel great against my skin.  These brushes are hand-cut and 100% cruelty-free.  Just how brushes should be in my opinion.  

The extended aluminum handles are lightweight and very easy to use.  The fun colors are really pretty, too.

Giveaway Time:  One lucky reader will win a Blush Brush from Real Techniques!

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Snomee: Shake up the art of gift card giving!






This is one of the cutest products I've laid eyes on!  Introducing Snomee!


The next time you're going to give someone a gift card, don't forget the Snomee!  These adorable snow globes open up to reveal your gift card.


There is even a place to write your personal message.  Gift card giving has never been so adorable!


With a variety of themes, you'll find the perfect Snomee for your recipient.


This Snomee is perfect for coffee lovers!


For all the DIYers out there!


And don't forget the shopaholics!  There are many more themes available!

Snomee needs YOU!  Their first range is getting ready to roll out!  Visit Snomee on Kickstarter to help them raise $50,000 for full mass production just in time for the upcoming holiday season.  I want to see Snomee's everywhere!  Don't you?!?

Stay connected with Snomee.  Follow Snomee on Facebook and Twitter.

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Erin Baker's: Wholesome Baked Goods Sample Kit {Rafflecopter GIVEAWAY}

Erin Baker's offers wholesome baked goods that are made with simple, all-natural ingredients.  I've had the pleasure of trying a few of their products, and they were tasty, satisfying and fulfilling.


Here is a fun way to start your morning!  Their Original Breakfast Cookies are loaded with heart-healthy whole grains and sweetened with fruit puree.  My favorite was the Chocolate Chunk Raisin.  It was a nice change to feel good about eating a big cookie for breakfast.  The delicious chocolate chunks and plump raisins really left me wanting more.  Daily breakfast cookies in yummy flavors, yes please!


The Fruit and Nut Homestyle Granola was mmm mmm good!  This granola tasted delicious in my yogurt parfait.  It was loaded with walnuts, cranberries and raisins.  It wasn't a hard, crunchy granola.  This mixture was soft, moist and unbelievably fresh tasting.

Giveaway Time:  Erin Baker's is generously giving one lucky reader a sample kit which will include a Banana Walnut Breakfast Cookie, Chocolate Chunk Breakfast Cookie, Peanut Butter Breakfast Cookie Mini, Double Chocolate Chunk Breakfast Cookie Mini, Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookie Mini and a Fruit & Nut Granola Snack Pack.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

MAKE UP FOR EVER: Full Cover Concealer


I heard great things about this particular concealer, and I knew I had to try it for myself.  I'm happy to say I've finally found a concealer that matches my skin tone beautifully and really covers.

The MAKE UP FOR EVER Full Cover Concealer in #7 Sand works wonderfully on my Asian skin with yellow undertones.  At first glance, I thought it looked too dark for my skin, but it nicely complimented their Mat Velvet Foundation #40 Natural Beige that I wear.

This formula covers extremely well, doesn't dry out my skin and stays put.  No need to reapply during the day.  I use this on various spots on my face where I want full coverage.

This highly pigmented, waterproof and oil-free concealer is great for hyperpigmentation spots, scars, blemishes and under eye circles.  It glides on smooth, blends well into my skin and doesn't feel heavy or cakey on my face.

When I want a natural-looking flawless finish on my face, I grab this concealer to use with their foundation.  I apply this with my fingertip, but a brush can be used.  This unique water solution evaporates after applying, leaving only pigments that provide full coverage on the skin.

For a 0.5 oz. bottle, it retails for $32 from Sephora, but in my opinion, it's worth every penny.  A little goes a long way.  I'm not covering my entire face with this - just very small areas here and there.  This small tube should last me a while.

This Full Coverage Concealer comes in a variety of shades to suit your skin tone.  This is available for purchase at Sephora.com and MAKE UP FOR EVER Boutiques.

Complimentary product provided to me from MAKE UP FOR EVER.  All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Amanda Catherine Designs: Print of your choice {Rafflecopter GIVEAWAY}

Amanda Catherine Designs offers the most unique and affordable art prints.  These are all the rage right now, and I've fallen in love with so many from this creative Etsy shop.

If you're looking for fresh and fun designs for your home, this is your place.  Amanda Catherine Designs has been featured all over the web from Oprah to ELLE Interiors.  


I love this message.  The Coral Aqua and Yellow "Celebrate Everything" Print Poster is so simple and chic, yet speaks volumes.  Life is too short.  Celebrate Everything!

And your purchase counts!  AC Designs is a proud partner with Love 146.  This organization is dedicated to end child sex slavery and exploitation.  Proceeds from every purchase will go to fund Love 146.


The new Coral "Good Manners and Kindness are Always in Fashion" Print Poster is fabulous.  I want one of these in my own home.  This print is available in 20 gorgeous colors to coordinate with your decor.  This would also look great in a classroom.  What a cute teacher gift idea!

Giveaway Time:  Amanda Catherine Designs is generously giving one lucky reader the print of their choice!


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Monday, July 16, 2012

The Squirrel Brand Co. - Creme Brulee Almonds & Cafe Carmellata au Sel Pecans Gift Box {Rafflecopter GIVEAWAY}


The Squirrel Brand Co. offers the most delectable and luxurious nuts I have ever seen.  Their unique variety of flavors look so enticing.  Their elegant packing stands out from the rest, and this company considers themselves a sensory experience, redefining elegance in gourmet.


These Cafe Carmellata au Sel Pecans are a delightful mixture between a candy and a dessert.  These premium halves and pieces are repeatedly rolled in a rich sugar and butter toffee.  The luscious, crunchy coating is kissed with a blend of sea salt and espresso for a true sweet and savory masterpiece.


Creme Brulee and almonds married together?  Oh my...this has to be one savory experience.

These rich and satisfying toasted California almonds have a luscious sweet creme flavor and are finished with a thin layer of caramelized sugar.

These Creme Brulee Almonds are vegetarian and gluten free.


Giveaway Time:  The Squirrel Brand Co. is generously giving one lucky reader Cafe Cremallate au Sel Pecans and Creme Brulee Almonds in a lacquered wooden gift box!  One of each, 36 oz.

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Trendy Embroidery: Shirt of your choice {Rafflecopter GIVEAWAY}

Back to school is right around the corner.  I can't believe how fast the summer has gone by!

If you have children or you're a teacher yourself, you're going to love what Trendy Embroidery has to offer.  Their school tees are to die for.


Just look at this adorable Trendy Kindergarten Rocks T-Shirt.  Your little one will go back to school in style!

This tee is made with black and white damask fabric and is available in children and adult sizes.


Find a variety of grades to choose from.


This Trendy Wild About Kindergarten T-Shirt is just too stinkin' cute.  Made with black and white zebra fabric and available in children and adult sizes.

Each custom embroidered t-shirt from Trendy Embroidery is made with TLC.  Visit Trendy Embroidery to see all of their team spirit tees and so much more!

Giveaway Time:  One lucky reader will win the t-shirt of their choice from Trendy Embroidery!


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Medical Scrubs Mall: Landau Scrubs


Here is your one stop shop for great deals on landau scrubs.  Medical Scrubs Mall carries an extensive landau line for men and women at lower prices that will last for years to come.  All uniforms are updated regularly for the best selection so be sure to check back often.

Landau was the first manufacturer that created scrubs that focused on fashion and comfort.  Never wear another boring set of scrubs again!

Browse around Medical Scrubs Mall to find the right size, style and look for you.  You'll definitely find what you're looking for when it comes to comfortable stylish medical scrubs.

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Aerosoles: Opalescent


Finding comfortable shoes can sometimes be a monumental task.  I have many that I "think" are comfortable until I wear them for an hour and two and cannot wait to take them off!

I'm happy to say that I have found a pair of sandals that are not only drop dead gorgeous, but feel great as well.  The Opalescent sandal from Aerosoles make my feet very happy.

I have these in black, and they do come in gold and silver.  The black is very chic and works with a variety of looks.  The mosaic detailing is quite stunning.  There are silver/pewter colored beads and black with grey speckled pebble-like beads.  The beading does not not dig into my skin or cause any discomfort whatsoever.  Sometimes beading can stick out in some areas and itch the skin, but not these.

The strap buckle is comfortable and looks dainty, not chunky.  One of the best parts is the cushioned footbed and flexible rubber sole.  It feels like my feet are standing on soft little pillows.  The 1 3/4" wedge heel adds the perfect amount of lift.

From my experience, these shoes are true to fit.  I love these classy sandals and can dress them up or down with ease.  If you're looking for comfort, style and quality, look to Aerosoles.

Complimentary product provided to me from Aerosoles.  All opinions are my own.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Dreyer's: Fruit Bars

The ultimate summertime treat has to be Dreyer's Fruit Bars.  What a refreshing and healthy way to fill your craving for fresh fruit!


Eric and I are addicted to the creamy coconut bars.  They taste like tropical heaven.  The coconut flavor is out of this world good and the perfect creamy consistency with bits of real coconut.  We could eat these all day long.

The mango flavor was very flavorful and fresh.  This new flavor only has 80 calories per bar, is fat free and will leave you wanting more.  If you crave mango, you'll love these!

 My kids enjoyed the grape flavor.  These bars are an excellent source of vitamin C and burst with grape goodness.


The favorite flavor with our kids was the strawberry.  Bits of juicy strawberries are incorporated with real fruit juice.  YUM!

If you haven't tried the fruit bars from Dreyer's, you're seriously missing out.  Make sure to pick up a box, or two, the next time you visit your local supermarket.  I guarantee you'll fall in love after one bite.

Complimentary product provided to me from Dreyer's.  All opinions are my own.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Skinnygirl Daily: On-the-Go Bars


The On-the-Go Bars from Skinnygirl Daily taste amazing!  Normally nutrition bars taste well...nutritious.  Sometimes they can get a little too healthy tasting if you know what I mean.

The Banana Oatmeal Dark Chocolate tastes just like a candy bar.  I was in pure heaven while devouring eating it.  It's a nice dense, chewy bar packed full of flavor and chocolate!


The Dark Chocolate Multi-Grain Pretzel tasted kind of peanut buttery to me.  It was good, but my favorite has to be the Banana Oatmeal Dark Chocolate.  I wish I had some more to snack on!

These 200 calorie bars are split into 2 bars (100 calories each) and are great for all you active women when you need a quick and healthy snack.  They're natural, kosher and vegan.  Now you can snack guilt-free with the delicious On-the-Go Bars from Skinnygirl Daily.

Complimentary product provided to me from Skinnygirl Daily.  All opinions are my own.

KMN Home: DrawerDecor & Freedom Bag {Rafflecopter GIVEAWAY}

KMN Home is a company that specializes in innovative and unique housewares.  Everyone needs DrawerDecor in their home.  I could definitely use this in my kitchen, and it would be great in a craft room or office as well!


The DrawerDecor system is a wonderful way to custom organize all of your kitchen utensils.  Even though I consider my home organized, my utensil drawer always looks like a mess.  Now it doesn't have to!

With DrawerDecor, everything stays in place thanks to the non-slip silicone basemat and repositionable pieces called Divitz.  This mat can be trimmed to fit any drawer and is easy to clean.  No more sliding or banging utensils!


Choose from a variety of fun colors.  Check out the video below to see the DrawerDecor in action.



KMN Home is a company that gives back.  With the sale of every Freedom Bag, you're helping women in need.



Human trafficking is a huge problem in India.  Women and children are being forced into prostitution without their consent.  Their lives are spent with no choices, and their voices are not heard.  

Freedom Bags are manufactured by women employed simply by their need for a job, not based on their skills.  These women are trained, paid a wage well above market rate and are signed up for a health insurance plan and pension fund.  For the first time, this is a place many women can be proud to work.  With your purchase of a Freedom Bag, you are helping women in need so they can achieve their journey to freedom.


Giveaway Time:  KMN Home is generously giving one lucky reader their choice of a Freedom Bag or DrawerDecor!

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