Saturday, May 23, 2015

WAVEstream Wireless Speaker Review #WAVEstream


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I love to listen to music when I am out running around.  Do you have a wireless speaker?  I was recently introduced to the WAVEstream Wireless Speaker.  This is a speaker that is perfect for camping, when you are at the park, tailgating, or even in the car.  This speaker is easy to set up, and easy to use.  You simply sync the speaker to the device you want to use it with.  You then control the speaker right from your device.  



The WAVEstream Speaker can be used with devices like iPods, smartphones, tablets, and more.  I have used it with my smartphone, and also our iPod shuffle.  The speaker syncs wirelessly with my smartphone.  I can hook up our iPod shuffle to the speaker with a cord.  The sound on this speaker really is great.  The speaker holds a charge well too.  The speaker can be charged through a micro-usb when it needs charging.  The WAVEstream Speaker has a great sound, and it is very clear.  This is a great purchase for around $25.




This speaker is available in four great colors and can be purchased directly from Amazon.  The speaker is available in black, blue, red, and pink. 

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.  


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Circus XTREME Las Vegas Discount

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June 11-14, 2015 - Thomas & Mack Center It's time for your family to be amazed by all the X-TRAORDINARY things you know and love about America's favorite live family entertainment experience. Be astonished by UN-XPECTED circus spectacles you've never seen before and that can't be seen anywhere else but at The Greatest Show On Earth. Get ready for an X-HILARATING adventure with X-TRAORDINARY circus artists and magnificent X-OTIC animals! It's time to awaken the spirit of Children Of All Ages and stir the imagination of your family! Ringling Bros. Presents Circus XTREME. It's time to have XTREME fun with your family!





Get $5 off - Use code: MOMS. Restrictions and additional fees may apply. See UNLVtickets.com for details.

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, May 19, 2015

Grill It, Braise It, Broil It by American Heart Association Review

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I am always looking for great new recipes.  I love when I find recipes that are something I can make for great family meals.  I have found that cookbooks are a great way to find family recipes that my whole house will love.  I recently was introduced to Grill it, Braise it, Broil it by the American Heart Association.  This is a great cookbook that has a variety of cooking techniques in it.  It also has 175 recipes.  These are healthy meals that are fairly easy to prepare.

Grill it, Braise it, Broil it has so many great recipes with different cooking techniques.  Some of these are new to me, but others I am familiar with.  This is a great way to try out some new ways to cook for your family.  The book has slow cooking recipes, microwaving recipes, grilling recipes, braising recipes, baking recipes, and many more.  

This cookbook also has some great healthy lifestyle tips in the front too.  It talks about choosing nutrient rich foods.  exercising, maintaining a healthy weight and more.  This is a great addition to all the health conscious recipes that you can find in this book.

Some of the recipes in this book include savory lentil stew with polenta, chicken with citrus-dijon sauce, broccoli with jalapeno and garlic, corn and black bean salad, korean-style tofu with mustard greens.  What recipe would you want to try?  I personally love the recipe in this book for chicken in tomato-wine sauce.  We eat quite a bit of chicken, but I am always looking for great new ways to prepare it.  This recipe is one that includes simmering the chicken.  The recipe, and all the recipes also include the calories per serving.  This is a great addition to the cookbook.  The recipe is flavorful chicken that is simmered with bell pepper, mushrooms, wine, and tomato.  It is so tasty!  I love that it is very easy too.

These are just some of the great recipes and techniques you can find in Grill it, Braise it, Broil it by the American Heart Association.  You can also order yourself a copy of this book for $19.99.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

Gold Pigeon Shoes - Review #goldpigeonshoes

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My 8 year old is ready for Summer.  It is already sandal season, and we were so thankful for the adorable sandals that arrived from Gold Pigeon Shoes.  They offer a great selection of cute, and comfortable sandals that are great for Spring and Summer.  They offer sandals for men, women, and children.  Their shoes are available as small as toddler sizes too.




My daughter received a pair of outdoor water sandals from Gold Pigeon Shoes.  These really are very different than most water sandals that I have seen.  The shoes latch with magnetic closure.  This makes it really easy for little hands to put them on and take them off.  These water sandals can be worn in two different ways.  I like that the strap on the back can be removed, and then the sandal becomes more of a slide style shoe.  The shoes have a shock absorbing sole.  They are non skid, and they have adjustable straps.  They are super comfortable, and fit my 8 year old perfectly.  She loves wearing these when we walk down to the pool, or when we go to the splash pad at the park.  There are so many more great features about these sandals.  You can learn more about them by visiting their website.




You can also order these great water sandals directly from Amazon.


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.  

Monday, May 18, 2015

Rigoni di Asiago Prize Pack Giveaway 6/1

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I was introduced to Rigoni di Asiago products awhile back.  I immediately became a huge fan.  These are organic spreads that are absolutely delicious.  They have amazing flavor, and are really like nothing else I have tried.  I first fell in love with their Nocciolata.  This is a decadent chocolate hazelnut spread that is so good!  It can be used on ice cream, in coffee, yogurt, toast, and so much more.  

They also offer a variety of tasty fruit spreads.  These are not your traditional fruit jam that is loaded with sugar.  Rigoni di Asiago has been making these fruit spreads for years.  They are not only organic, but they are made with no added sugar.  How do they do this?  They actually sweeten their fruit spreads with apple juice.  The result is a flavorful fruit spread that is loaded with flavor, but not overly sweet.





I received Rigoni di Asiago's Strawberry Firodifrutta.  This is one of my favorite fruit spreads that they offer.  It is full of real strawberry flavor.  My son loves this on his toast in the morning for breakfast.  I really do feel good about him eating it too.  I know it is made with quality ingredients.  This is just one of the great flavors that Rigoni di Asiago offers in their fruit spreads.  Some of the flavors they offer is Apricot, Peach, Wild Berry, Cranberry, Lemon, and many more.

You can learn more about all of the delicious spreads that Rigoni di Asiago offers by visiting their website.  You can also connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Giveaway - enter to win a Rigoni di Asiago Prize Pack - End 6/1

Open to US residents 18 years of age and older.  The giveaway will end on 6/1/15 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 reviewing for this company are not eligible to win.  You are not eligible to win if you have won a prize on any blog from this company.

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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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Jacki Easlick Mini Satchel Review

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I am always looking for great handbags that are stylish, and accommodate my everyday needs.  I love bags that are made well, and made to last.  I was recently introduced to Jacki Easlick.  Jacki Easlick offers a beautiful selection of handbags.  They offer bags in different styles, colors, and sizes.  They really have something to fit any need.  I sometimes like a large handbag.  I also have been looking for a smaller bag that isn't as bulky.  








I found the perfect small handbag when I received the Mini Satchel from Jacki Easlick.  This is really an adorable bag.  It isn't too small.  It is perfect to hold my wallet, phone, and a few other items.  The bag is comfortable to carry.  This bag comes with a shoulder strap.  You can remove the shoulder strap though.  You also have the option of holding the bag with the two handles it has.  The bag is available in black and red.  I received the red, and love this bright beautiful color.  It is the perfect accessory to any outfit.  This bag really stands out.  This bag is crafted with premium imported leather.  The bag also has pockets on the outside.  The inside of the bag even has credit card compartments.  This is great if you don't want to bring your entire wallet, and just want to put a credit card, cash, or ID in your bag.




Maybe you are interested in another style bag that Jacki Easlick has to offer.  Jacki Easlick offers a larger satchel too.  They offer an Expanding Satchel with Zippers.  This is a great bag too.  I like the idea of it giving you more space if you need it!  Jacki Easlick even offers a Python Tote that comes with a Detachable Mini. This bag screams fun!  I love the style of this bag, but also how cute it is.  

These are just some of the great bags that Jacki Easlick has to offer.  You can visit the website to learn more, or purchase your own high quality handbag.  These would make an excellent Mother's Day gift, or even a great gift to yourself.  

You can also connect with Jacki Easlick on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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.  

Scholastic Books - Summer Reading - Dragon Masters

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I cannot believe that Summer Break will be here before I know it.  I like to make sure that I have plenty of books in the house for my children to read.  I love when they enjoy curling up with a good book.  This is always a great quiet activity.  It is also a great way to help your child develop their reading skills.  Scholastic Books offers a great selection of books for Summer Break.  They offer books for children of all ages, and all reading levels.

My 8 year old really loves the books in their Branches line.  These are simple chapter books.  We received the first three books in the Dragon Masters series.  These are written by Tracey West.  They are written to appeal to grades 1-3, but they are written at a 2nd grade reading level.

Dragon Masters - Rise of the Earth Dragon is the first book in this series.  This book is about Drake and how he never thought that dragons were real.  Drake then learns that they are real, and he becomes a Dragon Master.  Dragon Masters - Saving the Sun Dragon is the second book in the Dragon Masters series.  This book is about Ana, Rori, Bo, and Drake training the dragons.  They need to help Ana's dragon because it is sick.  The third book in this series is the Secret of the Water Dragon.  This mysterious story is about someone that is trying to steal the Dragon Stone.

More about the Dragon Masters Series. . . 
My 8 year old really enjoys these books.  She reads them on her own without frustration.  The books include simple text.  I really like that they also include pictures throughout the pages.  This makes reading fun!

You can learn more about this series and all of the books that Scholastic has to offer by visiting their website.  

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.