Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wine Amplified - Las Vegas - Review

Disclosure - free sample provided.



Do you love wine?  I absolutely love trying new wines.  It's always fun to taste something that you haven't tried before.  Do you love great music?  I definitely do!  I want to tell you about Wine Amplified.  This is a perfect event if you hare a wine lover, and you love rock music.  The Wine Amplified Festival was here in Vegas on October 11th and 12th.  The event took place at the MGM Resort Village.  This is really a great venue.  It is open, and I really liked that.  We had so much fun at this festival.  





The Wine Amplified Festival had a huge selection of wineries at this event.  I was truly impressed.  They offered tastes and glasses from wineries like Barefoot, Carnivor, La Marca, Luna, Wagner Family, and many more.  I personally love Carnivor's Cab, and had to have a glass!  So maybe you love the music aspect of this festival, but don't love wine?  Don't worry.  My husband is usually a beer drinker, and they have beer tastings as well.  The Wine Amplified Festival even had a Speakeasy with some liquor options too.  Overall, we were impressed with the wide selection of beverages that were available.  Wine Amplified even had an impressive Food Truck Blvd.  This was a great place to pick up a bite to eat, and try some great eats from food trucks.  





The Friday night of the festival featured bands like Train, Better Than Ezra, and many more.  My husband and I attended the Saturday night date of the Wine Amplified Festival.  I have always loved great rock music.  That is exactly what this festival had to offer.  The festival had two different stages.  They had one stage that was sponsored by one of my favorite wineries.  The Barefoot Wine stage was absolutely fun!  This stage was surrounded by a sandy beach area.  This really made the stage fun!  The Beach Stage had bands such as The Dirty Hooks, New Beat Fund, and more.  The main stage had amazing bands like Magic, the Violent Femmes, and Blink-182.  I personally loved the New Beat Fund.  I had never heard them prior to this event, but I thought they had a great edgy rock sound.  I was very excited to see the Violent Femmes. This is a band that I grew up loving.  They sounded excellent live, and truly impressed me.  They played a number of their songs that are very well known like American Music and more!  Blink-182 went on last on the main stage.  They did a great job, and their music brought me back to my high school days.  



You can learn more about the Wine Amplified Festival by visiting their website.  I am ready for next year!  Are you going?   You can also connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.

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, October 28, 2014

Cats Love Doggie Lawn Too! Review #DoggieLawnCats

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Have you heard of Doggie Lawn?  This is a really neat idea for dogs.  This is a mini lawn that you can keep indoors for your dog.  It is perfect if you are away from home all day.  It is a convenient way to allow your pet to go to the restroom if you can't be around to take them outdoors.  Doggie Lawn is a subscription service.  You simply open the box when your Doggie Lawn arrives, and put it in your desired place.  Doggie Lawns are easy to care for.  You simply water them lightly as needed.  You can then have a replacement Doggie Lawn shipped right to your door when you need a new one.  





I do not have a dog, but I have two cats.  Doggie Lawn appeals to cats too.  I do not use this as a restroom for my two cats.  This is a neat lounging area for my kitties.  They love it.  My cats love cat grass, so they were immediately intrigued by the Doggie Lawn.  I have one cat that loves to lay on the Doggie Lawn and lounge on it all day.  This really is a fun treat for any cat.  







You can learn more about how the Doggie Lawn subscription service works by visiting their website.  You can also connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.




I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Celebrate Halloween with Retro Monsters Big G Cereals! #retromonstercereal #PlatefullCoOp

Disclosure:The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op



Halloween is one of our favorite holidays during the year.  I remember Halloween being such a blast as a kid.  I love to be able to share the fun things I did as a kid with my children.  Do you remember the Big G Monster's cereals?  Did you know that you can get these in special retro packaging at Target?  I saw these at my local Target, and my eyes lit up like I was a kid again!  







Target is currently offering these Retro Monsters cereals.  They have Count Chocula, Frankenberry, and Boo Berry!  Oh how much fun!  The boxes are adorable and bring me back to my childhood.  The back of the boxes feature a fun cutout mask for your child.  Did you also know that the Monsters Cereals have now branched out into some other fun items too?  I was so excited when I saw they make Frankenberry and Boo Berry Fruit-Roll-Ups.  I personally had to try these myself and they are super tasty.  They also make Count Chocula Treats.  These contain all the tasty Count Chocula Cereal, but they have been turned into a portable bar.  

Do you have a favorite treat or item that reminds you of all the fun that you had during Halloween when you were a child?  Feel free to comment, and let me know what that is.  

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. 






More Great Books from Disney - Review

Disclosure - free sample provided.

We received another fun package from Disney Books.  My kids get so excited about receiving books from Disney to help me review.  I honestly get excited about all of the books too.  Disney books offers books for all ages.  They offer so many great selections.  They also offer books featuring a variety of different characters.  This helps make reading fun for children!




The Frozen Sing-Along Storybook is a beautifully illustrated picture book.  It really is more than just a picture book though.  This book includes fun lyrics and a CD with music tracks.  This is great to get your child excited about reading.  One of these music tracks is "Let It Go!:  The book has 128 pages that include colorful pictures.  This really adds to the fun!  The book features fun Frozen characters like Anna and Elsa.  This book will retail for $17.99.  It is a perfect gift for any Frozen fan!




Doc McStuffins Training Army Al is a cute picture book.  This is from their Disney Junior collection of books.  This is a cute story about Army Al.  He has to have a medical checkup and he has to finish toy boot camp.  This book also features colorful pictures and great illustrations.  This is a great pick for children that are pre-school aged.  





5-Minute Minnie Tales is a neat compilation of stories all about Minnie Mouse.  We have a few of these 5 minute tale books, and really like them.  The books are great for bedtime stories.  They are also nice for early readers because they are not too long.  The book is hardbound and features colorful pictures throughout.  The book includes stories like Minnie's Summer Day, A Surprise for Pluto, and more.

These are just some of the great books that Disney has to offer.  You can visit their website to learn more about all of their great books.

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. 

Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio Review

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What's in my wine glass?

Ecco Domani is one of my favorite Italian wineries.  Have you tried any of their wines?  Ecco Domani actually translates to "here's tomorrow" in English.  They offer great wines that are easy to pair with your favorite Italian dishes.  Their wines are reasonably priced and easy to drink.  They create their wines with the best grapes from the best growing regions.  Many of their wines have won awards too!




I want to introduce you t Ecco Domani's 2013 Pinot Grigio.  This easy to drink Pinot Grigio is a blend that is made with mostly Pinot Grigio grapes, and some Chardonnay grapes.  Ecco Domani ages this wine for 2 months.  The result is a very smooth wine.  This is a dry white wine that has bright flavors.  The wine is full of fruit flavors, but not sweet.  What would you pair this Pinot Grigio with?  I would pair it with seafood dishes, cream based pasta sauces, and more.




You can learn more about all of Ecco Domani's wines 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. 

'Tude Juice Review

Disclosure - free sample provided.



Do you and your kids love the taste of fresh juice?  We do!  I recently was introduced to 'Tude Juice.  This is some of the best tasting apple juice that I have ever had.  This is nothing like your typical apple juice that is super sweet.  'Tude Juice has an amazingly fresh apple flavor.  The juice is not too sweet either.  'Tude Juice is available in a variety of different apple flavors, but they also offer juice that combines their delicious apple juice with other juices too.  Their juice is cold press, so you can taste the true apple flavor in it.  This is an unfiltered juice.  The juice is more like what you would get if you were to take the time to make it yourself from a juicer.  The juice is made with apples from Yakima Valley.  






'Tude Juice's newest variety in their core line is their Honey Crisp flavor.  Yum!  This juice has a sweet and juicy flavor.  'Tude Juice also offers a Pacific Northwest, Cripps Pink, Fuiji, Gala, and Granny Smith variety in their core line.  We loved all of the flavors we tried.  My daughter absolutely loved the fresh apple taste of all of these.  The Pacific Northwest variety was one of our favorites.

'Tude Juice also offers juices that blend their cold pressed apple juice with other juices.  These are excellent too!  These are available in Marionberry, Ginger and Tumeric, Blueberry, Ginger, Cucumber Mint, and many more.  These are loaded with flavor, but they are not overly sweet.  What variety would you want to try?

You can learn more about all of the great varieties of cold pressed juice that 'Tude Juice offers by visiting their website.  Their juices are available at Whole Foods locations throughout the US.  You can also connect with 'Tude Juice on Facebook and Twitter.

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, October 21, 2014

Smart Planet Collapsible Double Decker Meal Kit #Giveaway 11/1

Disclosure - free sample provided.



I send my kids to school with lunch every day.  I also send my husband to work with his lunch.  I am always looking for great container options to send them with their lunch.  Smart Planet has a great selection of these.  They offer products that are reusable and make lunch easy and fun.  I love that I am not having to use a ton of disposable plastic bags for lunch too.  I also like that they have many options that are microwavable safe.  This makes it nice if I want to send my husband with something that he needs to reheat.







I received Smart Planet's Collapsible Double Decker Meal Kit.  This is perfect if you want to send cold items, but it also works great if you need to warm something up.  This meal kid collapses for easy storage.  The meal kit contains 2 nice sized compartments.  The meal kit also has a spork and dressing container.  I love that everything you need is right in this container.  The container is also easy to open and close.  This is perfect for little hands.  What would you use this meal kit for?

You can learn more about this meal kit, or any of the great items that Smart Planet has to offer by visiting their website.  You can also connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.

Giveaway - Enter to win a Smart Planet Collapsible Double Decker Meal Kit.
Color will be chosen by the sponsor

Open to US residents 18 years of age and older.  The giveaway will end on 11/1/14 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 on any blog from this company, 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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