Thursday, October 23, 2014

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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Friday, October 17, 2014

Musselman's Back to School #Giveaway 11/1

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I am always looking for simple and healthy back to school lunch and snack options.  I send my 7 and 9 year old to school with lunch daily.  I sometimes find it hard to come up with different lunch and snack options.  We try and keep our snacking and lunches pretty healthy.  Musselman's offers a variety of tasty apple sauce options that are perfect for lunchboxes and snacks.





Musselman's apple sauce is available in their big cup.  This is a larger individual serving of apple sauce.  It is perfect for bigger kids that need a larger portion.  These can easily be placed in a lunchbox or used as an after school snack.  I love that these require no refrigeration too.  This is a great way to give your child fruit, but not have to worry about it spoiling throughout the day.  We also received a larger jar of Musselman's apple sauce.  Their unsweetened variety is excellent.  It is something that I really feel great about eating, and also giving to my kids!  

You can learn more about all of Musselman's products by visiting their website.  You can also connect with them on Facebook.

Giveaway - Enter to win a Musselman's Apple Sauce Back to School Prize Pack!

Open to US residents 18 years of age and older.  The giveaway will end on 11/1/14.  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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Fall Beauty with Mary Kay

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I am so excited that Fall is here.  I am changing up my beauty routine, and my makeup colors.  Do you have favorite colors to wear during the Fall Season?  I am excited to share with you some great new looks for the Fall Season.  Mary Kay was in NY for fashion week.  I was recently given the opportunity to try out some of the hottest new colors they are offering for Fall.  






The smoky eye is big this Fall season.  Mary Kay offers a great eye color palette that will help you create the perfect smoky eye.  Their Saphire Noir pallete offers gray, a shimmery gray, a dark navy kind of blue, a shimmery navy blue, and a beautiful shimmery pink.  These colors can be used alone, or combined.  I personally love to use Mary Kay's eye primer first.  I have found that this really helps my shadow last throughout the entire day.  I then applied the gray from the Saphire Noir pallete to my lid.  I then dusted my lid with the shimmery gray shadow.  I finished the lid with a hint of the shimmery pink.  My new fall makeup look is not complete though without a great lip color.  The hottest new trend is a nude lip.  Mary Kay's Pink Rose semi-matte lipstick is a great nude shade.  The lipstick goes on easily, and feels great on.  This is my own rendition of the new smoky eye and nude lip that is really in this season.  How would you make this look your own?





What colors are you wearing this Fall season when it comes to your makeup?  You can learn more about all of the great looks you can create with Mary Kay Cosmetics by visiting their website.  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.