Coffee Creamer

Coffee Creamer

As I haven’t been around much lately, I needed to dip my toes back in somewhere. So I thought I would compare and contrast International Delight York Peppermint Patty and Coffee Mate Thin Mints. I bought all creamers with my own money much to Casey’s dismay and all opinions are mine.

I haven’t been very adventurous with my coffee add ons for the longest time it was Coffee Mate’s French Vanilla only. Then I got brave and decided to try International Delight’s York Peppermint Patty. I fell in love, and since I got brave and tried even more new favors. There were some successes and some failures. Though that’s not while I am writing today. Recently Coffee Mate has come out with a Thin Mint flavor. Being that I was so loyal to Coffee Mate for years I thought I would try  the Thin Mint flavor.

International Delight York Peppermint Patty: overall more chocolate then mint, the mint is not overwhelming at all.

Coffee Mate Thin Mints: the mint taste is apparent from get go, with a very little chocolate notes.

My decision is I will stay with International Delight York Peppermint Patty.

It’s that time again-Giveaway(closed)

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When you start thinking about those all important Holiday Cards. Are a you a new formal family portrait kind of card giver, or you more like me who knows getting that perfect holiday themed photo would never happen. So you love the Christmas Photo Cards that have places for numerous pictures, so you can use some of your favorites from through out the year. Then there is the more traditional greeting card style card.

Shutterfly has thousands of options, I just spent over an hour going through them all. How is it picking that perfect card to send out to all your friends and family so hard? I mean I don’t remember my mom stressing over Holiday cards. After narrowing down my options, I then had to decide what pictures to use. Overall I have to say the whole process was pretty simple. The only thing I wish Shutterfly had was an import from other sites option. Otherwise though I give the whole process a 8 out of 10. The site is easy to navigate, lots of design choices, and easy ordering process.

Want to win 25 Holiday Cards? I have 3 sets of 25 holiday cards to give to you my awesome readers(Open to US residents only). All you have to do is tell me what kind of Holiday Cards to you usual send? Giveaway will run from 10/23/11-11/1/2011, I will use to choose the winners. Please make sure there is away to contact you in your comment.

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Label Me Crazy (Lovable Labels Review)

I was lucky enough to receive a Back to SchoolBe Bright, label package. I had Ian’s name put on the labels with the picture of the dinosaur. With Ian more then likely starting Mother’s Day Out in a month or so, these were a well timed investment.

The first thing we did is attach the metal mini tag to his diaper bag. Then I went label crazy labeling everything from head to toe that an Ian could need. My biggest worry was that the ink on the shoe labels would rub off onto his socks since they go the inside heel. To my surprise even after wearing them for a long time with lots of walking for Ian and I, his socks came out with no color fading. I also loved how the labels that I placed on his snack and sippy cups stayed on through numerous washing.  So far I have had a great experience with my Lovable Labels.

That isn’t all that Lovable Labels has to offer they have something for all of your label needs from Household, Medical, and even personalized cards for mailing out this falls school picture. So be sure to stop by Lovable Labels to take care of ALL your labeling needs.

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disclosure: I was provide a lovable labels, back to school -be bright label package in exchange for this review. All opinions are mine.  

Nifty Nappy Review/Giveaway(Closed)

Nifty Nappy Giveaway Winner

So the winner is Kalee Marie.

After I started staying at home with Ian, we started looking for ways to save money. One of the first things that came to mind was we should start cloth diapering, it took a couple of months but we got started and loved it. I started out with nothing but prefolds and covers, but after a few months and falling in love with cloth diapers I started exploring my options. Right before the holidays I stumbled upon a giveaway for Nifty Nappy, I fell in love with her prints and story behind why she started cloth. Well shortly after I contacted her and asked to do a review of her super cute diapers and surprisingly she agreed. She then suggested that I try one of her wool covers(I am not going to lie I was scared to try wool).

It all arrived and tore into it like a kid at Christmas, Ian was sent a Nifty Nappy in Oooga Booga in red and green(two of my favorite colors) and SuperDuper soaker in navy blue and grey. We have been using the Nifty Nappy and SuperDuper soaker for a couple of months now and only have had one leak and that was a night that Ian slept for 15 hours. They are a slim fitted diaper so when wearing his Nifty Nappy, he doesn’t have the large cloth diaper tush(which I love) but when wearing certain pants comes in handy. I am totally in love with Nifty Nappy diapers, now that it is warmer I can’t wait to see Ian run around in his little wool shorts.

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Contest Runs from March 8, 2010 to March 22, 2010. I will use from comments to choose the winner.

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Disclosure: I was sent a Nifty Nappy and Soaker in exchange for this review. My Opions are my own.

Seventh Generation- Review/Giveaway

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When it comes to cleaning products, I was the girl who loved for things to smell good and clean. Then I had Ian and realized that those fumes where probably not the best thing to have in the air in my house. That the chemicals in the products I love might not be safe for my little man. So the hunt began to find things that cleaned as well as the products I loved, yet weren’t full of possibly harmful chemicals.

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I was lucky enough to get to try Seventh Generation Free and Clear starter pack. I loved the idea that the products are free of any dyes or artificial fragrances. The question is how did they  stand up to the test, lets break it down for you:

Laundry Soap: It worked well clothes came clean. I even used it on a few loads of my cloth diapers and it got them really clean. I would only give it 4 stars because clothes seem to come out with more  static clean with it then othe soaps.

All Purpose Cleaner: Love Love Love it, it smells like oranges and gets the job done very well with minimal effort always a good thing around here.

Dishwasher Pacs: I was unimpressed by theses over all. even after pretty much washing my dish before putting them in the dishwasher my dish came out spotty and unclean (we have a new dishwasher too, so I know that isn’t the problem).

Liquid Dish Soap: Overall this product did it job with just a little more elbow grease at getting the tough stuff off.

Glass Cleaner: I think this works better then what I was using previously.

I would also like to add that I was genuinely surprised  when it came that all the products were full sized, I figured be a starter kit they would be smaller.

Now you can win a Free and Clear Starter Kit of your own, go to Seventh Generation and tell me a Free and Clear product I didn’t mention or another product that catches your eye (Mandatory Entry). This giveaway will run from 12/25/09-1/4/10 closing around 5 pm cst. best of luck.

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Stargate Universe

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I waited to post on Stargate Universe, til it had been on awhile I didn’t want to jump the gun. At first I was upset at SyFy for the gross misrepresentation in the ads for Stargate Universe  that Lou Diamond Philips was a main character on the ship. I wouldn’t call him a main character at all more a reoccurring character. I would have to say my favorite is Eli and how he isn’t at all what you would expect on a show like Stargate Universe. His lack of military training, quirkiness, and so own. He reminds alot of a mixture of all my really good friends.

Overall I enjoy the show, I like that this is a almost complete new spin on the original idea. If you liked Stargate SG-1 or Atlantis you should check out Stargare Universe.

There is only one thing I really don’t like and it isn’t anyone’s fault one of the characters reminds me of one of my ex’s it is characters mannerisms and other things.

So go check it out and enjoy, even if you haven’t watched the other shows you won’t be lost.

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Boogie Wipes Review/Giveaway
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Upstate Mom of 3

I have been following Boogie Moms on Twitter and hearing so many good things about them that I wanted to try them. Well the lovely ladies where happy to let me try them. I was so excited when they got here I couldn’t wait to try them, we were sent the 30 count fresh scent and a few menthol and fresh scent individual wipes. Wouldn’t you know that as soon as we got them Ian’s nose finally stopped running for the first time in  over 3 months, poor baby has allergies. We finally had a reason to break out the Boogie Wipes when we went to the state fair, I love the fact that the scent wasn’t over whelming and Ian loved the fact that I wasn’t using a rough tissue to wipe his nose. I also had my dad try them when he was in town last Friday he liked the idea but he said they were a little to moist for his liking, I tend to agree for adult use they are just a little to moist but for getting dried boogies off of little ones nose they are perfect.

Overall Rating: 4 1/2 Stars

The only thing I would change is that, I wish you could buy them in larger packages to keep at home. The smaller packaging is great to throw in the diaper bag and go, if your little ones are a little bigger they sell boxes of individually wrapped wipes perfect for purses and pockets. Now the Boogie Moms were generous enough to offer one of my readers a chance to try all of Boogie Wipes 3 scents. How can you win the Boogie Wipes, leave me a comment telling me what is your favorite feel better trick during cold and flu season.

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This Contest will run from Oct 22 til Oct 29, with the winner be chosen by Once chosen the winner will have 48 to get back to me after contact or I will move on.  Good Luck.

*I was sent Boogie Wipes to review.


I have nothing wrong with review products. I actually like to review products, I don’t even have to have products sent to me to review them.  Now what do you do when you are sent something to review and you aren’t pleased with it? How can you be honest with out hurting the senders feelings?

Rockin Baby Slings Review/Giveaway

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I was given the chance to review a Rockin’ Baby Sling, as a mother who has been babywearing for just a short while I was so excited, I didn’t have a ring sling. Everything I had read said ring slings are a must have in your babywearing stash. The day it arrived I tore in to the box; I couldn’t wait to try it out. The packaging was attractive, the only thing that I wish could be different it that the sling would come already threaded. That is the only thing that I would change. I mean there is a learning curve to all new slings, carriers, etc. It took me about three days to finally get comfortable getting it on an adjusted, though once I figured it out I loved it. The ease of it is amazing, as I had only ever used a pouch sling before. There are so many things I love about the Rockin’ Baby Sling.
• The Pattern and Colors, which are exclusive to Rockin’ Baby Slings
• It is reversible and has a pocket (on both sides of the tail)
• That they are made in America (Los Angeles to be specific), Rockin Baby slings does this so that they can see all the products before they ship them out
• They also donate 2% of all online sales to charities
• They Double Seam each Sling or Pouch with 40lb pound strength thread
• Your Sling or Pouch comes pre-washed in natural salt water to help soften the fabric and set in the color.

The awesome ladies of Rockin Baby Slings have been awesome enough to give me the chance to offer one of my Rockin Readers a Rockin Baby Ring Sling. How do you enter to win you ask, well the Mandatory entry is to go to Rockin’ Baby Sling and tell me something about the company or slings I didn’t mention above.

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Remember after you do any of the above to come back and comment telling me what it is that you did. Good Luck.  This contest will run from Sunday Oct. 11, 2009 til Sunday Oct. 18, 2009.

*I was sent a sling for this review.

Your Songs- Giveaway

 Winner was chosen by random.omg and it was comment 1, MindyMom.

I was so excited the day Your Songs arrived in the mail. I ripped it open and put it in immediately, as soon as it started it made me feel like I needed a martini, a party dress and a dance floor full of friends. The album is amazing, it is full of classic songs that I grew up hearing and loving. They are songs that make me feel warm and fuzzy inside. The track list with songs by Nat King Cole, Frank, and Billy Joel, makes you remember the first time you felt the feeling of falling of love.  Harry’s voice gives the classic crooners song the tribute they need. I could imagine him singing in a smokey night club full of gangsters and not be out of place. So as you are can guess I give Your songs a 4 and a 1/2 out of five.

Make sure to go check out Harry Connick Jr.’s  website, to find out more information about Your Songs, about his work to rebuild New Orleans, and about some of the TV appearances he will be making in the next few weeks. This review was made possible by One2One Network.

Thanks to the lovely folks at the One2One Network, I get to offer you my readers a chance to win a copy of Your Songs; for main entry into the contest leave a comment telling me your favorite song. This Contest will end on the evening of 10/9/2009.

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