Tuesday, January 27, 2015

VeggieTales - Noah's Ark Review and Family Christian Stores #Giveaway 2/16

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My kids just love VeggieTales movies.  I honestly enjoy them too.  Do you have a favorite?  I love how they are fun to watch, but they incorporate great values in the movies.  Family Christian Stores offers a huge selection of VeggieTales movies, but also other great VeggieTales items.  These are available in stores, or online.  

I recently received a pre-release copy of VeggieTales new movie.  Noah's Ark is currently available to pre-buy.  Family Christian has this movie available for $12.97.  The movie will be released on February the 20th.  This would make a great gift for any child.  My kids loved the movie.  I did too!  The movie tells the story about Noah, and uses Bob and Larry to do so.  The movie is fun, and it follows the trek on their orange slice ark!  The ark is full of all different animals.  I really like that this movie also incorporates ideas about how to deal with peer pressure.  This movie also makes a great movie for family movie night.  The colorful animation will be sure to keep you and your children entertained.  

You can learn more about pre-ordering the VeggieTales - Noah's Ark DVD by visiting the Family Christian website.  You can also connect with Family Christian on Facebook and Twitter.

Giveaway - Enter to win a $10 appreciation certificate to Family Christian.

Open to US residents 18 years of age and older.  The giveaway will end on 2/16/15 at 8:59 PM PST.  The winner will be chosen randomly.  The winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to contact me back to claim their prize.  Mommie of 2 is not responsible for lost prizes or prizes that are not received.  

Disclosure - I received a free sample to facilitate my review.  No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions are completely my own.  My participation is voluntary.   I am disclosing in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255.  


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Learning Resources Make a Splash - 120 Mat - Giveaway 2/15

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Learning Resources is a great place to go for fun learning materials for children of all ages.  They offer so many products that engage children, and make learning exciting.  This really is important to me as a parent of a 7 and 9 year old.  They offer materials for teachers, but also a huge selection of items that are great for home too.  They offer math materials, reading materials, science, and so much more!



I received Learning Resources Make a Splash - 120 Mat - Floor Game.  This is a great game to help your child learn their numbers up to 120.  This game includes 136 pieces.  This is not just your typical board game.  This game comes with a giant floor sized mat.  It makes the game so much fun.  My 7 year old loved this game.  This game also includes 136 pieces.  The game is also aligned with Common Core State standards.  It includes concepts on number and operations in base ten.  The game not only helps with number recognition, but also includes addition and subtraction concepts.  You can learn more about this game by visiting the Learning Resources website.  The game retails for $29.99.  It would make a great gift, but it is also a great game to have at home to play.

You can learn more about all of the learning materials that Learning Resources offers by visiting their website.  You can connect with Learning Resources on FacebookTwitterPinterestYoutube, and Instagram.

Giveaway - Enter to win a Make a Splash - 120 Mat!

Open to US residents 18 years of age and older.  The giveaway will end on 2/15/15 at 8:59 PM PST.  The winner will be chosen randomly.  The winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to contact me back to claim their prize.  Mommie of 2 is not responsible for lost prizes, and prizes not received.  Bloggers that have reviewed for this company are not eligible to win.  If you have won a giveaway from this company on any blog within 6 months, then you are not eligible to win.

Disclosure - I received a free sample to facilitate my review.  No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions are completely my own.  My participation is voluntary.   I am disclosing in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255.  
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Olde Westport Spice Company 10% Off!

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I love to cook, and I get really excited when I find out about new products that help make cooking easy and fun.  I want to introduce you to Olde Westport Spice Company.  They offer a great selection of products that are great for the kitchen.  Their products would make great gifts for those foodies in your life too!  They offer spices, cook books, and soup mixes!  I cannot wait to try out some of their products.  





Online specialty Food Company stands the test of time - Spice Company creates custom spice blends, sesonings and dry soups. Olde Westport Spice & Trading Company is a 33-year-old spice manufacturer that is still going strong. This online company operates a small plant in Goodland, Kansas, and knows a thing or two about spices, seasonings and soups. This family owned and operated company was originally founded in the Kansas City area and has stayed true to its mission of making custom spice blends for main meal dishes and appetizers as well as nearly 20 varieties of dry soups. The products are available online at www.oldewestportspice.com; at food-related craft and trade shows throughout the Midwest; and at gift and gourmet food shops. Olde Westport's spice blends and seasonings include Italian, Cajun, Taco, Fajita, Chili, Jalapeno, Beef Sauce, Salsa, Garlic and many more. All of the products use quality ingredients for a balanced flavor that compliments meats, pastas and vegetables. The company also invented dry soup mixes that are simple and easy to make including Antonio's Minestrone, Country-Style Creamy Potato, Chipotle Black Bean, Creamy Broccoli and Cheese, Kansas City Steak & Ale, Gold Coast Garlic Pasta Alfredo, Mesa Flats Chicken Enchilada, New Orleans Red Bean & Rice, Southwestern Tortilla, White Chili Soup and more. Olde Westport Spice and Trading Co. is owned and operated by Bill and Judy Petersen, who along with their daughter, Ann Myers, also own and run a restaurant (Westport Grill) in Goodland featuring the products. Bill first custom created all of the spices and seasonings in the kitchen of his home. Today the company has a manufacturing facility where Bill still researches and develops new recipes and dishes for future products. For more information or to place an order, please visit www.oldewestportspice.com or call 1-800-537-6470. 





CHAMPIONSHIP CHILI SPICE BLEND - This championship spice has helped chili creators win 12 state and national championships throughout the years and all over the US! But what is most important to us about our Olde Westport Chili Spice Blend is that our customers love to use it in their chili whether it's for a national championship cook-off challenge or simply for their own family in their cozy kitchen on a cold winter's night. We've heard from countless customers that our attention to detail and quality is what makes this chili spice blend stand out above the competitors. We know you might put beans in your chili or maybe you add apples and sausage or perhaps you have a special recipe that is top secret but starts with thick-cut bacon... however you concoct your chili we hope you'll try our chili spice blend. 






GOLD COAST GARLIC SHAKE - Gold Coast Garlic Shake spice blend is truly one of those special blends of garlic, herbs and spices that our customers use in sour cream dips, sprinkle over steamed vegetables, fresh vegetables from your garden, garlic mashed potatoes or steak on the grill. There are more than 50 recipes in the Olde Westport Gold Coast Garlic Cookbook that will give you lots of ideas for quick simple meals with that high-end restaurant flavor. A garlic experience you will never forget. Check out the Olde Westport web site for a few recipes and placing orders.



Readers get 10% off of their order by using the code usfamilyguide.  Find out more here!

Disclosure - I received a free sample to facilitate my review.  No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions are completely my own.  My participation is voluntary.   I am disclosing in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255. 




Paula Dorf Cosmetics Review

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Paula Dorf Cosmetics is a company that offers high quality makeup.  I am a makeup junkie, so I was very excited to receive a few products to try out.  Paula Dorf Cosmetics offers makeup for eyes, lips, face, and more.  Did you know that her makeup is even a favorite among makeup artists?  I really know why too after trying some of them out.  Paula even has a high end line of brushed that make applying your makeup easy.





I received Paula Dorf's 2+1 for Brows.  I recently have started to darken my brows a little bit.  My brows are not super dark, and I have found that they really need some definition.  The 2 + 1 for Brows really helps you define your brows easily.  This product is available in blonde, brunette, red, and neutral.  I chose the brunette color.  This comes with 2 colors, and a wax.  You choose your color and apply it to the brush.  Then you dip it in the wax, and apply.  I apply just a little at a time until I get the desired look.  I found that the 2 + 1 Brows gave me defined brows that looked natural.  I like that they don't look drawn on or painted on.  The product really helps draw attention to your eyes.  I love how it gives my brows a great shape.  You can purchase Paula's 2+1 for Brows directly from the website for $26.



Do you ever wish you had a product that was versatile that you could use for a number of makeup applications?  Paula Dorf offers a product like this!  I was really excited to try it out.  Perfect Color is a product that can be used on cheeks, lips, and eyes.  This product is available in 5 great color options.  I received the Ecstasy color.  This color reminds me of a bubble gum pink.  I tried this out on my cheeks.  I dabbed a tiny bit on and blended it in.  It gave my cheeks a really pretty pink glow.  The product is easy to apply.  It goes on smoothly and lasts.  The Perfect Color can be purchased directly from Paula Dorf's website for $32.

The eyebrow on the left I used the 2+1 for Brows.  You can see the difference

 Completed look with 2+1 for Brows and the Perfect Color on my cheeks.



You can learn more about all the high quality Paula Dorf products by visiting the website.  You can also connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

Disclosure - I received a free sample to facilitate my review.  No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions are completely my own.  My participation is voluntary.   I am disclosing in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255. 


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Fit For We Mommy & Me Matching Water Bottles Review #FitforWeMommyMeWaterBottles

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I am always looking for great products related to health and fitness.  I personally drink quite a bit of water throughout the day.  I always try and remember to bring a water bottle with me when I am on the go.  I do the same thing with my children too.  I send them to school with a water bottle, or we bring them when we go to the park.  I think teaching your children about the benefits of drinking plenty of water is very important.  








I was recently introduced to the neatest thing!  Fit for We Mommy & Me offers water bottles that are matching.  This is a great way to teach your daughter to drink plenty of water.  My daughter loves that she has her own water bottle that looks just like mine, but smaller.  These are perfect for when you are on the go.  The water bottles are a great pink color.  That just happens to be my favorite color.  They are also very easy to clean.  

Fit for We Mommy & Me Matching Water Bottles are durable.  They can be used over and over again.  They are made of BPA materials.  They are also shatterproof.  This really is great because I know my children tend to drop things on the floor.  These are also leak proof.  This makes them perfect to pop into a backpack.  

You can learn more about Fit For We Mommy & Me Matching water Bottles on Amazon.  These can be purchased directly from Amazon too!

Disclosure - I received a free sample to facilitate my review.  No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions are completely my own.  My participation is voluntary.   I am disclosing in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255. 



3-in-1 Cree LED Flashlight with Magnetized Base Review #LEDflashlight

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I do not know how many times my husband has dug around the house to find a high power flashlight that really works.  We honestly have had a hard time finding something that works well for when he is working on the cars in the garage.  He needs a flashlight that puts out plenty of light, and is durable.  The 3-in 1 Cree LED Flashlight is a great flashlight that works great for auto work.  It is a durable flashlight, and it is great to have around for safety.  It is nice to have if your power ever goes out too!







The 3-in 1 Flashlight has a number of great features that add to the ease of use.  If you click the button once it turns on the top LED light.  If you click the flashlight button a second time it switches the flashlight to the lights on the barrel.  You can also click the flashlight button a third time.  This flashes with red LED lights.  The flashlight also has a magnetic bottom.  This is a great added feature.   The durable aluminum flashlight adheres to cars, bikes, or metal surfaces.  This makes it easy to keep track of while you are working.  The flashlight lasts for over 100,000 hours.

You can learn more about this flashlight by checking it out on Amazon.   The flashlight retails for $19.99.

Disclosure - I received a free sample to facilitate my review.  No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions are completely my own.  My participation is voluntary.   I am disclosing in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255. 


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Chinavasion - Tech Gadget Giveaway - 3 items! 2/15

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I recently reviewed some great tech gadgets from Chinavasion.  They offer a huge selection of great tech gadgets.  They offer tablets, computer accessories, and so much more.  Their products are high quality and reasonably priced.  They have offered 3 great items to giveaway to one reader!  

You can also check out all there bluetooth speakers, home video and audio items here.  

They also have a great selection of tech gadgets geared towards your health.  Find them here.

One winner will win . . . 

Vidon Smart Wristband Bracelet, Bluetooth Shower Speak, and My Vision Bluetooth Speaker.



Open to US residents 18 years of age and older.  The giveaway will end on 2/15/15 at 8:59 PM PST.  The winner will be chosen randomly.  The winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to contact me back to claim their prize.  Mommie of 2 is not responsible for lost prizes or prizes that are not received.  Bloggers that have reviewed for this company are not eligible to win.  If you have won a giveaway from this company on any blog, then you are not eligible to win.

Disclosure - I received a free sample to facilitate my review.  No monetary compensation was provided.  All opinions are completely my own.  My participation is voluntary.   I am disclosing in accordance with FTC 16 CFR Part 255. 

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