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Hey everyone welcome to my blog!! I'm a 25yr old SAHM to a wonderful 3yr old little boy "Bug" and I've been married to my wonderful husband for 5 long and happy years! Please join me in out journey as new parents to learn the ropes and on the adventure of expanding our famiy :) I love to review products that are relevent to our family and would be happy to set up a review and giveaway if you have a product you would like us to review just contact us :) at thecartoonlovinmama(at)gmail(dot)com

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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Snorg Tees Review and Giveaway


Looking for a cool new Tee? Well have I got the place for you head on over and check out Snorg Tees I guarantee that you will find that perfect shirt you’ve been looking for! And ladies you know Valentine’s Day is coming up here pretty soon how bout put a new twist on the traditional gift to your honey by presenting him with a new funny Tee from Snorg Tees? Don’t worry ladies Snorg Tees have the perfect shirt for you too!

I was offered a tee of my choice for this review and I’m telling you will all the choices out there I had one hard time choosing just one but I finally decided on the Harry Is My Homeboy Tee since I’m a huge Harry Potter fan! I absolutely love my shirt it is so comfortable and fits so well. I have put it thru the wash and dry cycle several times since receiving it and I must say it has held up extremely well.


Here are a couple of my other favorites:

Spider Monkey


6 Out Of 7 Dwarfs


Be sure to check out Snorg Tees for all your t-shirt needs!

Giveaway:

Snorg Tees has offered one of my lucky winners a Tee of their choice!


Mandatory Entry: Visit Snorg Tees and tell me what tee you would choose if you were chosen the lucky winner. Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.

Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)

1. Become a public follower of my blog (current follower count too)

2. Follow me on twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet this giveaway (can be done daily)

3. Subscribe to my feed via a reader

4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to Snorg Tees and this post and be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)


Giveaway ends Feb. 13, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I received the Harry is my Homeboy Tee mentioned above complementary for this review.

Spirals and Spice Review and Giveaway


I want to give a huge thanks to Tammy of Spirals and Spice Etsy shop for letting me host the awesome review and giveaway!

Welcome to Spirals and Spice featuring unique designs in wire wrap jewelry. We hope you enjoy browsing the shop. If you see something you might like in a different color bead or metal, please let us know. We design in sterling silver, gold, brass and copper. Other metals by request only. We provide custom orders as well!

I ran across Spiral and Spice while searching for some new and unique jewelry to add to my current collection! I love my jewelry ring, necklaces, bracelets, anklets, toe rings you name it I’m sure I have it in my collection somewhere. I was immediately drawn to Spiral and Spice because of their unique wire wrapped rings and anklets.


I was sent the Cherry Red Freshwater Pearl Bead Sterling Silver Wire Wrapped Ring for review and I absolutely love it! I have not taken it off since getting it in the mail! I am very impressed with the quality of the design and the durability I usually don’t wear my rings in the shower or while doing dishes but I wanted to put this one to the ultimate test and I must say it passed with flying colors and is still just as beautiful as the day I got it. I will cherish this ring forever and it will always have a special place on my hand!

VALENTINES SPECIAL - NOW THROUGH VALENTINE'S DAY - Place an order for any one or combined items for a total of $14.00 or more and receive a free unique brass or copper wire wrap art ring of your choice (any color of pearl, gemstone or glass beads). Can't beat a deal like that - an extra valentine gift for someone special or keep it as a special gift for yourself!


I would also like to show you a few of my other favorites from Spirals and Spice:


Now I know it’s still winter time but I’ve already got my mind on summer and the shorts and sandals and the time spent out with the family at the lake so I am in love with this Freshwater Pearl and Swirls of Blue Sterling Silver Wire Wrap Anklet! It’s just so unique and pretty that it would make a perfect gift for someone this Valentine’s Day or just because.



Sterling Silver Heart Lariat Necklace with Gorgeous Rose Chalcedony Briolette Bead, pink crystal faceted rondelles and tiny pink faceted tourmalines- Gorgeous lariat necklace designed with a hand forged sterling silver heart and accented with beautiful Rose Chalcedony Briolette Bead, pink crystal faceted rondelles and tiny pink faceted tourmalines.


Cobalt Blue and Swarovski Crystal Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings
Beautiful Cobalt Blue Glass Beads encased in sterling silver spirals and accented with swarovski crystals. I’m thinking that these would look beautiful with my sister prom dress this year I may just have to surprise her!


Giveaway:

Tammy has offered one of my very lucky readers a Sterling Silver Wire Wrapped Ring of their size and choice!


Mandatory Entry: Visit Spirals and Spice and tell me what color pearl you would choose if you were chosen the lucky winner. Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.

Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)

1. Become a public follower of my blog (current follower count too)

2. Follow me on twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet this giveaway (can be done daily)

3. Subscribe to my feed via a reader

4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to Spirals and Spice and this post and be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)

5. Follow Spirals and Spice on Twitter


Giveaway ends Feb. 13, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I received the Cherry Red Freshwater Pearl Bead Sterling Silver Wire Wrapped Ring mentioned above complementary for this review.

Adventures of Meno Review and Giveaway


Campy humor, retro art and simple-yet-sweet adventures are the hallmarks of the first two books in the Adventure of Meno series by Tony Diterlizzi and his wife Angela. Published by Simon & Schuster and “Presented in Vibrant Meno-Color”, kids and kids at heart will love cuddling up together and giggling as they get to know space elf Meno (“I Am Meno, Elf of Space, Here to Visit Human Race!”) and his best friends Yamagoo and Wishi in the first two titles in the series: Big Fun! and Wet Friend!.

To get just a taste of the series that Publisher’s Weekly calls “A preschool epic so polished that it looks untouched by human hands” and PixieStix.com describes as “the …clean layout, punchy full bleed art, and bouncy text add up to a high-style package that will be equally at home on a children’s bookshelf or a pop-culture lover’s coffee table” please visit www.planetmeno.com.

This six-book series about Meno, a nostalgically modern space-elf and his out-of-this-world adventures, by award winning author/illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi and his wife Angela, will have kids and parents excited for each and every adventure. Each story is told with bright illustrations in nonsensical language, as if it were translated from Meno's Alien language into English. As childlike as they are sweet, these stories find humor in the simplest places, and are a delight to readers both young and old.
In book one, Big Fun!, tots and their lucky parents join Meno and his best friend Yamagoo, and find out what Meno thinks is the biggest fun of all!

In Meno’s second adventure, Wet Friend!, Meno and Yamagoo decide they want a “friend trio” and, thanks to their wish-granting friend Wishi, get some out-of-the-ordinary choices along the way.

Award-winning author and illustrator, Tony DiTerlizzi, has been creating books with Simon & Schuster for over a decade. From his fanciful picture books like, Jimmy Zangwow’s Out-of-this-World Moon Pie Adventure, G is for One Gzonk! and The Spider & The Fly (2003 Caldecott Honor), to young chapter books like the New York Times best-seller, Kenny and The Dragon, Tony always imbues his stories with a rich imagination. His middle-grade series, The Spiderwick Chronicles (co-created with Holly Black), has sold millions of copies and has been adapted into a feature film. Tony grew up in South Florida, and lives in Amherst, Massachusetts with his wife, Angela, and their daughter. Visit Tony at www.diterlizzi.com.

Angela DiTerlizzi is an up-and-coming author within Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing. In addition, to the Adventure of Meno series, Angela's picture book Say What? comes out from Beach Lane Books in Spring 2011. She lives with Tony and their daughter in Amherst, MA.

A little about the characters:


Meno – An elf of space who travels far to visit Earthland. He lives in the sky in a house of cloud. After learning about Earth through a radio wave he became curious and visited Earth. Now he stays because he likes our Earth.

Yamagoo – A jellyfish and Meno’s best friend. Jellyfish are one of the oldest life-forms on Earth and Meno assumes Yamagoo will be knowledgeable. Unfortunately Yamagoo has lived in the ocean and doesn’t know about life above. Yamagoo is a nervous one and is prone to flatulence.

Wishi – A little wish-granting sprite from another dimension. She has been friends with Meno since he was a baby elf. Is always eager to grant the perfect wish.

Zanzibar – A gift given to Meno and Yamagoo by Wishi and is an all knowing fish that posses magical powers.

My family was lucky enough to receive the first two titles in the series: Big Fun! and Wet Friend along with a super cute little pin of Meno! When I first received these books I was so excited to read them to my son the book covers were just way to cute! My son was also very anxious to get to reading as well. That night before bed I decided to read them to him instead of his usual books and I must say we both had a blast reading them! I absolutly love these books they are so cute and funny and are a very quick read with beautiful pictures that my toddler also enjoyed very much! They are now the books he grabs everynight before bed I am really looking forward to getting him the rest of the series and I deffantly recommend these books to anyone with a kiddo who love to have books read to them!

Giveaway:

I have a super special giveaway for all my readers! One lucky winner will receive a prize pack that includes: signed copies of both Big Fun! and Wet Friend! and a custom made Meno (blue) or Wishi (pink) blanket (winners choice!)



Mandatory Entry: Tell me in comments who you will be sharing these awesome stories with. Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.

Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)

1. Become a public follower of my blog (current follower count too)

2. Follow me on twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet this giveaway (can be done daily)

3. Subscribe to my feed via a reader

4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to Planetmeno.com and this post and be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)


Giveaway ends Feb. 13, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I received the two books mentioned above complementary for this review.

Gourmet Gift Baskets Valentine Review and Giveaway


As you all know Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re like me you like to procrastinate when it comes to buying gifts for your Valentine! But now you have no worries I have to tell you about the perfect place to get all your gift giving needs! Just head on over and check out GourmetGiftBaskets.com they have something for everyone!

I was super excited to have a chance to review the Cupid's Aiming For You™ – Valentine’s Day Gift Basket! When the package arrived I was so excited to see what yummy treats it was filled with and so was Zane! It arrived very nicely packaged and well protected. I must say the basket was so beautiful and the shipping was super quick!


About the basket:
Cupid’s put his “arrow” of approval on this special Valentines Day gift basket. This basket features the symbol of Valentines Day, Cupid, as an 8” Beaumont Teddy Bear by First & Main along with an assortment of chocolates and a bottle of sparkling cider! The conversation won’t stop there though as Cupid shares his deepest thoughts with classic conversation hearts by Necco! This is a perfect Valentine’s Day Gift for people of all ages. Knowing how much cupid loves this basket we know it won’t last long. Don’t wait too long on this or any of our Valentines Day gift baskets!

The basket included:
• Dark Chocolate Covered Assorted Nuts by Chocolates on Broadway - 5 oz. - An important item in our Valentines Day gifts, these dark chocolate covered assorted nuts are always loved.
• Beaumont by First & Main - 8" - Cute, Cuddly and full of love, this bear will bring an immediate smile to everyone’s face. Beware of shooting arrows, as this Cupid bear is sure to find love.
• Organic Red Berry Sparkling Cider by Val de France - 25.4 oz. - Cupid will create the spark, but this sparkling cider will be a great complement to our Valentines gift baskets.
• Chocolate Covered Cherries by Marich - 4.5 oz. - Two of the best treats, chocolates and cherries, are combined to create this luscious snack.
• Conversation Sweetheart Hearts by Necco - 1 oz. - What is your saying of choice? Kiss Me, Be Mine, You’re The One, I Love You? They are all here is this classic box of conversation hearts by Necco.

My son and I devoured the chocolate covered cherries in no time and my hubby clamed the nuts for himself! I was very impressed with all the items in the basket and I would defiantly recommend GourmetGiftBaskets.com to anyone looking for that perfect gift!

Now for the best part of this post!!! I have one Cupid's Aiming For You™ – Valentine’s Day Gift Basket (ARV 49.99) to give away to one of my super lucky readers in time for Valentine’s day this is going to be a short giveaway so be sure to get your entries in ASAP and be sure to tell your friends so they will have a chance to win and if they do they may just share with you!


Mandatory Entry: Visit GourmetGiftBaskets.com and tell another basket that you would like to get or receive this Valentines Day. Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.

Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)

1. Become a public follower of my blog (current follower count too)

2. Follow me on twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet this giveaway (can be done daily)

3. Subscribe to my feed via a reader

4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to GourmetGiftBaskets.com and this post and be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)

5. Become a fan of GourmetGiftBaskets.com on Facebook (10 extra entries)


Giveaway ends Feb. 07, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I received the gift basket mentioned about for this review.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Family Time Fun Review


I want to give a huge thanks to Family Time Fun and Donna for giving me the chance to review their Family Dinner Games!

What exactly is Family Time Fun well here is a bit of about them from their website:

Welcome to FamilyTimeFun!
Spending fun, quality time with your family is more challenging everyday. Soccer practice, homework, weekend errands, office work…all seem to get in the way of a family enjoying each other’s company.

As a father of two young children, I had the same problem and wanted to find a solution. So I decided to take advantage of the few evenings a week that I had dinner at home with my wife and kids. We started playing word games at the dinner table while we ate.

We quickly discovered that these simple games added extra fun to dinner, opened everyone up to conversation (even the kids), and extended our time together by 10 to 15 minutes. As the weeks went by, we realized that we were enjoying more quality time together, without even trying.

I’m happy to share these games with your family. Some of the games are educational, some are silly, some help start good conversation, but all of them are fun for the whole family. Hopefully you’ll discover the same wholesome family fun that my family has.

Also check out these benefits of family meals (from website)

There are not many things better for a family than to simply have meals together. Families, especially kids, benefit enormously from frequent positive family meals:

1. Improves family communication
2. Improves nutrition and eating habits
3. Improves literacy development among preschoolers
4. Develops a protective factor for adolescents against tobacco, alcohol, drugs and low grade point averages

"Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine 2004 Study: Correlations between family meals and psychosocial well-being among adolescents."

The more meals your family has together, the more you'll enjoy these amazing benefits! And remember, keep the meals positive, lighthearted and fun.
More specifically, according to research by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University, children and teens who have frequent family meals:

• Are at half the risk for substance abuse compared to teens who dine with their families infrequently
• Are less likely to have friends or classmates who use illicit drugs or abuse prescription drugs
• Have lower levels of tension and stress at home
• Are more likely to say that their parents are proud of them
• Are likelier to say they can confide in their parents
• Are likelier to get better grades in school
• Are more likely to be emotionally content and have positive peer relationships
• Have healthier eating habits
• Are at lower risk for thoughts of suicide
• Are less likely to try marijuana or have friends who use marijuana

I was sent all four games for review with the family: Restaurant Dinner Games, At-Home Dinner Games, Beginner Dinner Games, and Original Dinner Games! I have to say that I really enjoy playing these games with the family. Once I got them I took them to the family dinner we have every New Years day and the entire family played along and it was a real blast and everyone really seemed to love it and I’m sure it’s going to be a new tradition at family gatherings.


Restaurant Dinner Games:



Gather 'Round Restaurant Game

• Ages 5 and up
• 60 games to play while you wait for your meal
• 36 games to play while you eat your meal
• 36 travel games for long/short car rides
• Keeps kids happy and patient while waiting for food

At-Home Dinner Games:




Gather 'Round Dinner Game
• Ages 5 and up
• 132 dinner games
• Push-button action
• Quick & easy






Beginner Dinner Games
• Ages 3-6
• 51 dinner games
• Helps young kids focus
on the meal






Original Dinner Games
• Ages 6-12
• 51 dinner games
• Educational


You can get your own set HERE!

FamilyTimeFun only ships to U.S. mailing addresses. For customers in Canada, please visit www.BarnesandNoble.com or our other onlines stores to purchase the game.


This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I received the products mentioned above for free for review purposes!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Pampers diaper sampling starts tomarrow!


Hey guys if you got a kiddo in diapers be sure to check out the diaper sampling at Pampers.com starting 01/29! You can get your free sample 3-packs of the new Pampers Cruisers w/ Dry Max come tomorrow morning. If the sample you receive includes a diaper stamped Team USA (randomly inserted in select sample packs), your baby will win a year's supply of Pampers diapers! And who couldn't use that! Be sure to keep checking back to see how this is gonna develop into a possible review and giveaway for you lucky readers!



For many U.S. Olympic athletes, bringing home a medal is not just their dream - it's their family's dream. Pampers is working with two medal contender athletes - U.S. Olympic goldmedal speed skater and dad to baby Hadley, Chad Hedrick; and skeleton World Champion and mom to toddler Lacee, Noelle Pikus-Pace - and both of their families - to share their Vancouver experiences from their babies' point of view. Photos and videos will be uploaded daily to Pampers.com.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Enjoy Giveaways

If your like me you like to enter giveaways and you like to win! I have another blog http://thegrantsgiveaways.blogspot.com/ that list all the best giveaways I find during the day so please head over and check it out and if you would like me to list your giveaway just shoot me an e-mail at thegrants(at)live(dot)com and I'll be glad to come over and enter as well as post it on my blog for my readers to find.

Yummy and Company Review and Giveaway


Yummy and Company offer shoppers beautiful jewelry and accessories! You will be able to find something for everyone on your list this year! Right now when you purchase an item from her shop 10% of sales will go to the Red Cross International Response Fund to help fund relief efforts in Haiti! It’s so nice to actually see someone taking a time to help the people of Haiti.

Have a look at a few of my favorites from her shop!


I am absolutely in love with this Black Flower Ring! Isn’t it absolutely sunning? I think this photo speaks better to you than anything I could say! I would really like to have a full set of the black flowers the ring, necklace, and earrings!



I also love the Mini Planter these would make a very unique gift for anyone on your shopping list birthday, anniversary, Christmas well the list just keeps going on! Many more planter to choose from in the shop!



Looking for a very special gift to give to that special girl in your life! Check out this beautiful Garnet Flower Necklace! If my hubby reads this I would say I dropped a lot of V-Day hints here!

And there is just so much more to discover in their shop!


GIVEAWAY:

Yummy and Company would like to offer one of my lucky readers this beautiful necklace!


Mandatory Entry: Visit Yummy and Company and tell another item from the shop that you really like. Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.

Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)

1. Become a public follower of my blog (current follower count too)

2. Follow me on twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet this giveaway (can be done daily)

3. Subscribe to my feed via a reader

4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to Yummy and Company and this post and be sure to leave me a link(5 extra)


Giveaway ends Feb. 05, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I received no compensation for this review.

RG Designs Review and Giveaway


First off I want to say a huge thank you to Renee for allowing me to host this awesome review and giveaway!

RG Designs offer shopper a unique approach to traditional jewelry! Renee offers her shoppers numerous designs and images on pendants and if you are looking for something special don’t hesitate to send her a message and she’ll hook you up!

Have a look at a few of my favorites from her shop!


The pendant that first caught my eye was the beautiful LED-ZEPPELIN pendant that I absolutely love as a hardcore music fan this would be a wonderful gift for any LED-ZEPPELIN fan you have on your list!


I also love the personalized glass tile pendants! This would be perfect for any grandparent or parent you have on your list I would like to have one of these with my son on it!



Looking for a unique special Valentines Day gift for that special someone in your life I think that the Mini vial pendant with the key to you LOVE would be perfect!!


GIVEAWAY:
Renee would like to offer one of my lucky readers a choice of item from her shop!


Mandatory Entry: Visit RG Designs and tell another item from the shop that you would choose if you won. Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.

Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)

1. Become a public follower of my blog (current follower count too)

2. Follow me on twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet this giveaway (can be done daily)

3. Subscribe to my feed via a reader

4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to RG Designs and this post and be sure to leave me a link(5 extra)


Giveaway ends Feb. 05, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I received no compensation for this review.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Living Smart Girl- Out-Of-The-Box Sampler Giveaway

Here is a giveaway with a unique twist! You must re-blog about this giveaway going on over at Living Smart Girl! Two winners will win a sampler box but remember you must re-blog this giveaway on your blog and let your readers know that they can also enter by re-blogging, and contain a link to the giveaway. 2 Winners will be picked by random.org on Feb 2nd. Contest Ends Feb 1st at Midnight Central Time!

VISIT HERE TO ENTER

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Hillshire Farm Turkey Lit'l Smokies Review and Giveaway


Everyone is gearing up for the Super Bowl game coming up Feb. 7th but what are you going to serve your guest? I have a suggestion why not serve them up some of Hillshire Farm NEW Turkey Lit’l Smokies?


The new Turkey Lit’l Smokies are a great way to serve up big taste to your guest without expanding their waistlines! They are made with premium turkey; these delicious Lit'l Smokies have two-thirds less fat than regular Lit'l Smokies. They also make a great high-protein snack for any occasion. You can wrap them up or simmer them for extra flavor.

These Turkey Lit’l Smokies are the latest product from Hillshire Farm to hit the supermarket shelves so be on the look out in a supermarket near you!

I was sent a Hillshire Farm Lit’l Smokies gift pack that included: recipes, cookbook, apron and product for review! I have to say I love these new Smokies my son and I decided to make some of the Turkey Bagel Dogs from the recipes we were sent for lunch! They were so yummy!!! Zane is a bit picky about his food but he seemed to really like these Lit’l Smokies!

Turkey Bagel Dogs


SERVING: 18

INGREDIENTS:

1 PKG. HILLSHIRE FARM TURKEY LIT’L SMOKIES
1 CAN (11OZS) REFRIGERATED BREAD STICKS
1 TABLESPOON POPPY OR SESAME SEEDS (OPTIONAL)
MUSTARD OR KETCHUP FOR DIPPING (OPTIONAL)

PREPARE:

PREHEAT OVEN TO 375 F. UNROLL DOUGH, SEPARATE AT PERFORATIONS, CREATE 12 STRIPS. CUT EACH STRIPS INTO THIRDS.

WRAP ONE PIECE OF DOUGH AROUND EACH LIT’L SMOKIE PRESSING AT EDGES TO SEAL. PLACE ON UNGREASED COOKIE SHEET. SPRINKLE WITH POPPY OR SESAME SEEDS, IF DESIRED.

BAKE FOR 11-13 MINUTES OR UNTIL LIGHTLY BROWNED. SERVE WITH MUSTARD AND KETCHUP, IF DESIRED.

I didn’t have the refrigerated bread sticks so I just used crescent rolls and it worked out nice as well! Also instead of mustard or ketchup I used some bbq sauce and it added just the right kick! I have had quite a few request from the hubby to make some more of these for my son’s 2nd birthday party so I’m defiantly going to be out buying lots more Turkey Lit’l Smokies!


Giveaway:

How would you like to get your hands on the same gift pack that I received? Gift pack includes: recipes, cookbook, apron and product Well you can and here’s how:

Mandatory Entry: Visit Hillshire Farm and tell another product you would most like to try or you're favorite Hillshire Farm product. Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.

Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)

1. Become a public follower of my blog (current follower count too)

2. Follow me on twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet this giveaway (can be done daily)

3. Subscribe to my feed via a reader

4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to Hillshire Farm and this post and be sure to leave me a link(5 extra)


Giveaway ends Feb. 02, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I received the prize package mentioned above for free for review purposes!

Walt Disney World Mommy Discount and Perks with Giveaway


I know we all want to take our kids to the wonderful world of Disney but maybe we don’t have a huge lump of cash just lying around waiting for us to take it and go so want to share with you some of the wonderful discounts and perks Destinations In Florida has to offer!


Book a Disney World Package for at least 5 nights with a 6-Day Pass and get a FREE Disney Gift Card to spend during your vacation. Stay at a Disney Value Resort and receive a $300 Disney Gift Card. Stay at a Disney Moderate Resort and receive a $500 Disney Gift Card. Stay at a Disney Deluxe Resort and receive a $750 Disney Gift Card. Mention Mommy for an addition discount on your package and a free Mommy Pack of Disney goodies.

The Mommy Pack of Disney Goodies includes: a Disney Park autograph book (one per child), one Mickey Mouse ears hat, and autograph pictures (personalized to each child and signed by Mickey Mouse). These Disney souvenirs are right from Magic Kingdom Park. This special goodie is only available for our Mommy Blogger participants and their readers (So be sure to mention Mommy to get these awesome perks!)

Check out the rest of the packages they have to offer HERE

My husband and I are currently looking in to these amazing offers as well we want to plan a Disney World getaway for our son soon! I remember going as a child and I know Zane will have a blast!

Giveaway:

I have a special giveaway for all my readers sponsored by Destinations In Florida!! So what can you win you ask?? Well Destinations Florida has offered to give one of my super lucky winners a set of 4 Disney Parks limited edition lithographs featuring special attractions from each Disney Park (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park) and Mickey Mouse. Tinkerbell also spreads pixie dust through all of the lithographs and makes an appearance at the last lithograph with Mickey. These lithographs sold at the Disney Theme Parks for $75.


Mandatory Entry: Visit the Destinations In Florida website and tell me another vacation package they offer that you would be interested in.

Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)

1. Become a public follower of my blog (current follower count too)

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Giveaway ends Feb. 02, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.

A special Thanks goes out to Allison from Destinations In Florida for offering great vacation packages and for sponsoring this awesome giveaway!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Ultra Invitations Review

First off I want to say a huge thank you to Jasmin over at Ultra Invitations for letting me review some awesome birthday invitations for my son’s second birthday party!

Here is another review in Zane’s second birthday bash!!

I was really looking for some fun unique custom invitations for Zane’s second birthday! I knew I wanted a Disney’s Cars theme but I also knew I didn’t want the standard store bought invites! So when I ran across Ultra Invitations I knew that this was the place to get his invites they have so many designs to choose from and of course they have Disney’s Cars 7 to be exact! I had such a hard time trying to choose the design that would be perfect for Zane but I finally decided on the Cars Ticket #2 that looks like an actual race ticket!


Jasmin was super nice during the whole process and was very helpful! When we got the invites in the mail Zane was super happy with them and everyone we gave them to were very impress and wanted to know where I got them!! I am very impressed with the quality of the invitation and the service and shipping was very quick! It really took the headache out of trying to find the perfect invites! I have finally found exactly what I was looking for!

Not only do they have Cars invites but they also have a huge selection of other boys invites and a very wide selection of girl invites! If you have both a boy and a girl party to plan they have you covered there too with a big selection of gender neutral designs!

Also be sure to check out Ultra Invitations for all your invitation needs for baby showers, thank you cards, candy wrappers, adult theme, address labels and the list keeps going on!

I truly recommend Ultra Invitations to anyone looking to spice up the traditional invitations! I really love the fact that most of the invitations can be made with the photo of the special birthday boy or girl! I will defiantly be coming back to Ultra next year for Zane’s party invitation needs and you should check them out too!

You can buy Ultra Invitations online HERE!


This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I received Disney’s Cars invitations free for review purposes!

Ban T-Shirt Review and Discount Code

If you’re like me you really like to have your voice heard and always has something to say so what better way to do so than letting your point be made with a T-shirt from Ban T-Shirts!

Ban T-shirts is a website with left-wing, liberal, socialist, green, progressive and libertarian credentials. You'll find T-shirts that will show people where you stand on issues such as war and the environment. Express yourself with these T-shirts and meet other like-minded people - our political T-shirts get people talking! We sell shirts that are about our right to free speech and to criticise what we think is wrong. Our shirts are for those that understand that patriotism and democracy do not mean blind obedience.

Thanks to Duncan Carson of Ban T-shirts I had the opportunity to go thru all the awesome designs available online and choose one for review! I have to say tho it was pretty hard to just choose one because a lot of them really spoke to me but I finally decided on the Be Afraid T-shirt because it really does say a lot about the issues that affect people everyday and are constantly in the media! It may be a lot to read but it really does conclude with a very strong point “Be afraid ... something is going to get you!” And trust me people you can’t hide from everything one of these days something is going to get you so just live each day to the fullest!!


I had Duncan send me the tee in a size medium (the only sizes it comes in is men’s sizes) and it fit perfectly the way I want my tees to fit not to tight but not real loose either it was just right! All their shirts are made of 100% organic cotton and are luxuriously soft! I have washed my tee a couple of times and I’m very impressed at the durability of the tee I haven’t stuck it in the dryer yet because I really prefer to line dry my favorite tees so that I don’t take the chance on the shrinking!

All of the Ban T-Shirts are made in the USA and are sweatshop free! You can get your own political Tee online and there are plenty of tees for both men and women! I’m sure you will find your perfect tee! And if you have any questions or comments Duncan will be glad to help so be sure to hit him up!

I have a very special discount code for all my lovely readers thanks to Duncan and Ban T-Shirts you can get 10% off of any sale and it has no expiration date but be sure to use code CARTOON

Also be sure check out Ban T-Shirts on Facebook and on Twitter!


This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I received a tee from Ban T-Shirts for free for review purposes!

Funky Monkey Snacks Review and Giveaway


Wouldn’t it be great if there was a natural snack that had the great taste and health benefits of fresh fruit, but the crunch and portability of everyday snacks? Now there is! Discover Funky Monkey Snacks - fruit that crunches! Funky Monkey freeze-dries slices and pieces of tropical fruits using a proprietary process to lock in the taste, smell, and nutrients of freshly-picked fruit while adding a fun and satisfying crunch. And every bag of Funky Monkey contains 3 servings of fruit! With nothing added - no added colors, flavors, preservatives, or sugars, Funky Monkey is 100% natural and 100% delicious, as well as gluten-free and certified Kosher. Discover Funky Monkey Snacks - tasty, crunchy, and convenient all-natural snacks with the wholesome goodness of fresh fruit.

So what exactly are Funky Monkey Snacks? Well I’ll tell you:

Funky Monkey Snacks are a line of freeze-dried fruit that are 100% natural, 100% real fruit, and 100% delicious – with three servings of fruit in each 1oz bag! Our “fruit that crunches” provides the ultimate snack, fusing the great taste, smell, and nutritional goodness of fresh fruit with the crunch and convenience of conventional snacks.

Here are some additional Funky Monkey highlights:

•Funky Monkey Snacks have no added colors, flavors, sugars, or preservatives

•Our special, proprietary manufacturing process provides for a crunchier texture vs. conventional freeze-drying techniques

•We use full slices and pieces (not dices) of delicious, fresh fruit

•Funky Monkey is made in Brazil using tropical fruits at the peak of freshness


•Our products are gluten-free and are certified Kosher

•One of our 7 flavors, Purple Funk, also includes a├žai, a berry from the Amazon that is viewed as the newest superfood

•Bananamon, JiveALime, and Purple Funk are 100% organic! Pink Pineapple is 95% organic, Carnaval Mix is 70% organic.

I’ve been looking for a quick healthy snack that is still full of taste and a fun texture for both my son and I so when I found out more about Funky Monkey I knew I just had to try them! I was fortunate to receive sample package that included several of their mouth watering flavors! They were all very delicious and I was very surprised that my son liked them so much he is a very picky eater but I had no problem getting him to snack on these yummy snacks.

Our thoughts on each of the flavors:

First up we tried the Bananamon, Banana with Cinnamon: We loved them they had just the right amount of crunch and just the right amount of cinnamon to really make your mouth dance with flavor!

Next up we tried the Carnaval Mix: This mix has the perfect proportions of banana, organic pineapple, apple, and papaya the perfect combination!

MangOJ, Mango with Orange Juice: Very unique and mouth watering flavor my son really liked these!

Pink Pineapple: Organic pineapple and guava a perfect match!

Purple Funk: Organic banana and acai I have to say this one was my overall favorite with its unique taste and it’s just crave able!

I would really recommend these to anyone who wants a yummy snack with all the healthy benefits! All the flavors were a big hit in my house so be sure to give em’ a try!

You can buy your own Funky Monkey Snacks online at Amazon.com or you can find a store near you that carries them HERE!

Giveaway:
Funky Monkey Snacks would like to offer one of my super lucky readers a sample pack that includes 1 bag of each of the seven mouth watering flavors!


Mandatory Entry: Visit Funky Monkey Snacks and tell me the flavor you would most like to try. Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.

Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)

1. Become a public follower of my blog (current follower cout too)

2. Follow me on twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet this giveaway (can be done daily)

3. Subscribe to my feed via a reader

4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to Funky Monkey Snacks and this post and be sure to leave me a link(5 extra)

5. Become a fan of Funky Monkey Facebook Page

6. Follow Funky Monkey on Twitter



Giveaway ends Jan. 31, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I received samples of Funky Monkey Snacks for free for review purposes!