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Dover, Arkansas, United States
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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Monday, March 29, 2010

Uncommonly Cute Review and Giveaway


I love cute unique baby and toddler clothing! I’m one of those mothers who like for their child to be unique and cool with their clothing. I don’t like the plain jane everyday clothing that you buy at the department stores! I’m constantly scouting for specialty tees and more for Zane while I’m online and when I came across Uncommonly Cute I knew this was a company for me and my little Zane they have such a selection of cute and unique t-shirt that I knew Zane had to have him some.

About Uncommomly Cute (taken from their website:)

Because your little one is so incredibly special and unique , Uncommonly Cute items are a perfect choice for their individual personality. You'll find the Uncommonly Cute brand is built on the premise that "your child is way beyond cute".

Originally founded in 2004, Uncommonly Cute specializes in making sure our individual little people have little individual clothes that match their personality.

Our t-shirts and onesies not only afford our little ones a sense of individual style-be they a Diva, a Rock Star or the "boss"-but comfort as well. Each garment is made of 100% combed cotton and is super, super soft.

In addition, sure to delight the babies' no-fuss, socially conscious moms, the clothes are all machine washable, safe, durable and made in sweatshop-free studios!

Uncommonly Cute is dedicated to supporting charities like Room to Grow and R Baby Foundation . You too can become involved in helping these cuties in need by simply clicking on these links.


Zane was blessed to two t-shirts from Uncommonly Cute one was the Tractor Pull t-shirt
and the other was the Grampa's Sidekick t-shirt
! Both of these t-shirts were perfect for him and represented him perfectly!!


Our Thoughts:


I love these t-shirts from Uncommonly Cute they are so soft and wash extremely well with little to no shrinkage! Zane loved both of the shirts and have wore them many times already but between me and you I think he favors the Grampa’s Sidekick the most which is extremely fitting of him since my dad and him seem to be joint at the hip most of the time!! These t-shirts would make a perfect Easter basket stuffer, stocking stuffer, birthday gift or just because to your kiddos!


Zane and the rest of the family give these t-shirts and Uncommonly Cute two thumps way up for their quality and design! I’ve got a few more of these shirts on my wish list for Zane but I’ve also got my eye on a couple for my nephews and I’m thinking birthdays are coming soon (July) so I’m gonna have to start narrowing them down LOL!

Buy It:

You know you want your little ones to be Uncommonly Cute so to get your hands on your own t-shirts and onesie head on over to Uncommonly Cute and get to shopping or find a store near you!

And while your shopping I have a little bonus for ya! Be sure to enter the special promotion code just for my readers cartoon and by using this code you will receive 10% off their order total when you enter it at checkout on uncommonlycute.com! (Please note this code is only valid until May 31st).

I know this is a bit of a short notice but if you hurry you can still get your entry:
Uncommonly Cute is running a giveaway right now on their Facebook Fan Page (giving away 5 t-shirts or onesies). To enter all they need to do is become a Fan and post a picture of their little cutie (age 6 and under). You can visit their fan page at facebook.com/uncommonlycute but hurry the giveaway ends March 31, 2010!!

Win It:

Eric is such a nice guy he has offered one super lucky reader a chance to win one t-shirt or onesie (winner's choice with free shipping: $32 value).


Mandatory Entry: Visit Uncommonly Cute and tell what design you would choose if you were 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 Uncommonly Cute and this post and be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)

5. Become a fan of Uncommonly Cute on Facebook


Giveaway ends April 11, 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 did receive the two t-shirts mentioned above complementary for this review. Many thanks to Eric and Uncommonly Cute for allowing me to do this review and giveaway. No monetary compensation was received.

Lucky Puppy Clothing Review


When I’m out shopping for my son new clothing I’m looking to find him clothing that is new and different and unique to his personality! I really hate to have him all dressed up take him to the mall and see three or four kids wearing the exact same outfit or t-shirt that’s why I love shopping online and looking for those oh so special items. I recently came across a company Lucky Puppy that has the cutest t-shirts, onesies, dresses and so much more!

About Lucky Puppy (taken from their website:)

When long time friends Sandi Hochman and Jonathan Cathey joined forces to create products for fellow dog enthusiasts, an innovative lifestyle brand with a focus on children’s fashion was founded. Sandi’s adoration for all things dog related merged with Jonathan’s creativity is the basis behind Lucky Puppy. Admittedly so adorable, the only tagline deemed appropriate was “Nothing But Cute”.

While Lucky Puppy is cute and adorable, the real heart of the brand is what makes it irresistible. Created with the idea of giving back, each online purchase of Lucky Puppy helps to rescue a homeless dog. Lucky Puppy is dedicated to matching strays with loving families and they succeed by partnering with various animal foundations on a local and national level.

For the initial launch phase of Lucky Puppy, the brand will partner with Much Love Animal Rescue and Paws and Learn Humane Education Center, two outstanding foundations; one dedicated to saving the lives of dogs by helping them find proper homes, the other through education in schools.

Zane was blessed to receive a Lucky Puppy Glam Rock Inspired Burnout T-Shirt with Blue Wings!


Our Thoughts:

This shirt is defiantly one of my favorites in Zane’s closet. I’m one of those women who buy most of my jeans with already made holes and the acid wash look so I was thrilled to see this shirt had a rock/wore look! It’s so great to be able to share my fashion style with my son. The shirt itself is super soft and seems to be extremely comfortable with no complaints from Zane! It washes super well with no shrinkage when dried. I have gotten many, many complements when Zane is out wearing this shirt and guess what??? I have yet to see a kiddo with the same shirt so that’s super awesome!!!


Lucky Puppy not only has a great selection for the kiddos but they had apparel for the adults too! How great is that?? I’m thinking I may go order me a shirt to match Zane’s!

Buy It:

You know you want to get your hands on one of these super adorable t-shirts or other apperal they offer so head on over to Lucky Puppy and order ya some or pick up a gift card for that specail someone!


This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the t-shirt mentioned above complementary for this review. Many thanks to Lucky Puppy for allowing me to do this review! No monetary compensation was received.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

"Real Food Project" from Hellmann's®


Celebrity chef Bobby Flay and actress/mom Lori Loughlin have teamed up with Hellmann's® and Best Foods® Mayonnaise to unveil the Real Food Project on Hellmanns.com, a comprehensive online resource offering tips and ideas on how to create real meals made with Real Food.

Because videos are great for multi-tasking moms, The Real Food Project features a series of entertaining how-to tutorials, hosted by Bobby Flay, to give us tools and techniques to prepare great-tasting, at-home meals for our families. Just by visiting www.Hellmanns.com, you can access a wide range of recipes, including sandwiches, entrees and side dishes, all designed to please picky palates. There are even chances to win great prizes like a kitchen essentials bundle, Bobby Flay Grill It and Hellmann's® and Best Foods® products by playing the "Wheel of Real" instant win game and entering the Real Food Sweepstakes.

So be sure to check out Hellmanns.com and check out the great videos and enter to win the Real Food Sweepstakes!!!!

"Disclosure: I was entered for a chance to win a Hellmann's® prize package in exchange for this post. No monetary exchange took place."

Weboo Shoes Review and Giveaway




I’m always on the lookout to find new and exciting clothing and shoes for my little man! I love fashion and he also loves new and different clothing and shoes so when I came across Weboo Shoes I knew this was a pair of shoes my son would love and when they agreeded to do a review and giveaway her on my blog I must say I was extreamly thrilled and I could not wait for Zane to receive his shoes! But before I get into that I would like to let you know a little about Weboo!

About Weboo (taken from their website:)

WEBOO is a new, innovative shoe and sandal line aimed at creating three dimensional, fun children's footwear, specially engineered for healthy foot development

CORYAL is founded by a group that has a long and successful history designing and creating consumer products, with over 25 years experience and billions of dollars in sales of toy products alone.

Now, we are bringing a new philosophy to children's footwear; to merge kid's shoes with toys, bringing interactivity and "play value" to children's shoe designs. Every pair will have some measure of toy value integrated into functional and comfortable children's shoes.

Our multi-faceted approach will break new ground on two fronts, combining the most innovative children's shoe designs with the most advanced ergonomic shoe construction available. Our unique and innovative "WeFit System" is formulated on a two pronged philosophy; make shoes that are the very best at facilitating the natural, healthy development of children's feet, while also appealing to a child's imagination and sense of adventure! WEBOO combines comfort with color, fit with fun, and health with happiness.

To put it plainly, WEBOO has engineered footwear that both a child and parent will love! WEBOO SHOES... Developing Healthy Feet and Huge Imaginations!

The "WeFit System" is formulated from a combination of principles based on intense research and development in association with pediatricians, children's podiatrists, and long time shoe engineers. The general consensus among pediatricians is that shoes which simulate a natural barefoot environment, complete with flexible soles, non-tapered toe beds, soft uppers, and minimal arch support. However, traditionalists would argue that such shoes do not provide enough protection to a child's foot, being too flimsy and lacking security.

Thus, we spent the better part of a year designing a shoe that provides the best of both worlds, a fit system that combines the facilitation of natural foot development with the protection and sturdiness of traditional shoes. We call this the "WeFit System," and it encompasses the following characteristics...

Superior Flexibility for Healthy Foot Development

Protective Sole Unit

Non-Tapered Toe Beds

Heel Counter and Arch Supports

Room to Grow Features

Revolutionary Advanced Gel Composite




Zane was blessed to receive a pair of Weboo shoes featuring T-Bone and he was so excited when the box came and he seen these shoes he grabbed them up and hugged them and said I LOVE IT!!!




Our Thoughts:

All I can say is we love these shoes I love them for the fact that they are just so darn cute! I just love the little T-Rex arms on the side of T-Bone and they are super easy to slip on and go when we are in a hurry to get out of the door! And Zane yes he loves these shoes he doesn’t want anyone else to touch them and he has to wear them everywhere and he defiantly shows them to everyone! They are really breathable which I love because this summer when we are out at the park playing his feet won’t get as hot or sweaty (this kids feet are terribly hot and sweaty)! I can’t even count how many complements we have gotten on these shoes and every one of them has asked where I got them and how adorable they were!!!!


Zane gives these shoes a thumb up and I agree with him on this one they go great with any outfit that he himself picks out or that we pick out so I have no complaints what so ever with these shoes I recommend everyone to check out Weboo’s and get their little on a pair.


The Weboo shoes come in sizes 6-13 and not only can you check out the shoes on their website you can read the bios of the shoe characters which I think is really cool for the kiddos because they can get connected with their shoes just that much more It’s really awesome! And when you buy your own Weboo shoes they come with a secret code so that you can adopt your very own Weboo and play special games in Weboo World! So what are you waiting for get to shopping and put a smile on your little ones face! These would make the perfect Easter basket stuffer or birthday gift! My nephews loved T-Bone so much I’m planning on getting them each a pair for their Birthdays!

Here are a few of my other favorites that Weboo offers:






Buy It:

You know you want to get your hands on a pair of the awesomly cool Weboo shoes and you can do so at a retailer near you! Find one now!!!


Win It:

Weboo has offered to give one of my super lucky readers and their little one their very own pair of Weboo shoes! (They are currently out of the pink and green Weboo style but don’t worry there are plenty more to choose from)


Mandatory Entry: Visit Weboo and tell the pair that you would pick out for your little one and who it would be for or something you learnt that I haven’t mentioned here. 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 Weboo and this post and be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)


Giveaway ends April 09, 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 did receive a pair of T-Bone shoes mentioned above complementary for this review. Many thanks to Weboo Shoes for allowing me to do this review and giveaway. No monetary compensation was received.

Friday, March 19, 2010

BSW Toy Inc Be A Detective: Forensics Expert Review and Giveaway


As some of you may know I did a review for BSW Toy Inc back in December on the I Dig™ Excavation Adventures T-Rex Skeleton Excavation Adventure (you can check out that review HERE) but now I have another great product from BSW Toy Inc to share with you all and it’s the Be a Detective: Forensics Expert kit! This kit is perfect for those of you who have a budding detective in your life. I was sent a Be a Detective: Forensics Expert kit for review and one to giveaway!



About the Kit (Taken From the Website):

Be A Detective: Forensics Expert

This kit has our favorite components from the Be A Detective Fingerprint Science and Evidence Investigator kits and more! Includes all the tools necessary for your child to complete their own investigation, from dusting for fingerprints to making the arrest.



• Spy on suspects with binoculars
• Use the included flashlight to investigate
• Dust the scene with secret powder
• Use a black light to reveal clues hidden to the naked eye
• Mark the scene with crime scene tape
• Place evidence cards
• Collect evidence with tweezers
• Find the proof and file it in evidence bags
• Fingerprint suspects (black ink fingerprint pad)
• Fill out suspect cards
• Your own official Junior Bureau of Investigation badge
• Make the arrest with handcuffs (includes a keyless release feature for safety)

Our Thoughts:
Now as you know my son is only 2 years old but we regularly keep our two nephews over night and they are here almost daily so I thought this would be a wonderful kit for all three of them to play with. My oldest nephew who is 7 really enjoyed playing with all the “cool tools” as he called them and really seemed to take his “work” seriously! My son and other nephew played with the kit too along with the 7 year old but they weren’t as intrigued as Keedon was! I will defiantly be getting Keedon his own kit that he doesn’t have to share for his birthday in July! I think it is wonderful because every time he comes to the house he asks for the kit and spends hours on end playing a detective even my husband and I were suspects once this week already of a missing dog (LOL) I really wish I would have had my video camera up and running so that I could share the videos of them playing.

My husband, Keedon and I feel that this is a wonderful toy for a child who is a little bit on the adventurous side and loves to learn and discover things. So this defiantly gets a thumb up from the whole family.

Buy It:

You can get your very own Be A Detective: Forensics Expert Kit Here for $29.99

Win It:

Andrew from BSW Toys Inc has offered to give one of my readers their very own Be A Detective: Forensics Expert Kit just like the one I received!


Mandatory Entry: Visit BSW Toys Inc and tell me another product you would 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 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 BSW Toys Inc and this post and be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)


Giveaway ends April 01, 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 did receive the Pirate’s Booty treasure chest and samples mentioned above complementary for this review. Many thanks to Andrew from BSW Toy’s Inc for allowing me to do this review and giveaway. No monetary compensation was received.

GirlEo Review


Are you looking for that special gift for a special girl in you life or maybe for the beautiful bride or maybe you are the bride and need some special gifts for the brides maids and others then you should defiantly check out GirlEo!

About GirlEo (Taken from their Website):

GirlEo offers apparel and accessories for all occasions such as weddings, bachelorette parties, honeymoons, schools, businesses, moms to be, pets, babies and birthdays. We specialize in novelty apparel, tote bags, swimwear and lingerie.

GirlEO has created a beautiful designer collection of bridal wear which includes:

•t-shirts for the Bridesmaid, Maid Of Honor, Mother of the Bride and even gifts for the Groom

•a large collection of custom crystal swimwear which can be personalized for the honeymoon

•wedding accessories such as key chains, koozies and pom poms

•collection of t-shirts for the “little ones” …flower girl, ring bearer and more




GirlEo has been featured in many different magazines including: Prom Style, Life & Style Weekly, Bridal Sources, Your Prom, Modern Bride, People and the list just goes on and on! To find out more of where GirlEo has been spotted check out their website! Not only have they been connected to major magazines but they have also been seen with some Celebrities and you can also check those pictures out on their website as well!!!

My Thoughts:
I was blessed to receive a Some Bunny Loves You and the Rhinestone Crown tank tops for review!

I love, love, love these tank tops I am a huge tank top fan so this was a wonderful surprise to receive. They came packaged each in its own little pink mesh pouch that I thought was adorable and would make a perfect stocking stuffer or gift basket addition! I could not wait to try on the Some Bunny Loves You top so I went and put it on immediately and I loved it! It stretched out fit very comfortably and will defiantly be getting many more wears the same goes with the Rhinestone Crown top and they hold up exceptionally well to washing although I did not put either shirt in the dryer because I would rather hang them up to dry to prevent the chance of shrinkage.

I truly recommend you checking out their products for your next big event! These are perfect for weddings, birthdays and just about anything else you can think of! Their collections include:
Bridal/Wedding
Mom & Baby
Dog/Pet
Swim Wear
Holiday
Wall Art
And of course the GirlEo Collection.

I can not stress enough just how adorable these items are you can see some of the collections online but you will have to visit a retail store to purchase or view the whole collection.

Buy It:

You can get your very own GirlEo products Online or at a retail store near you!


Win It:
GirlEo Also has a contest going on right now to find the next GirlEo so if you think you got what it takes check out the information below and be sure to get your entries in.


This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the shirt samples mentioned above complementary for this review. Many thanks to GirlEo for allowing me to do this review. No monetary compensation was received.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Ballreich's Potato Chips Review and Giveaway


Alright so lets face it we all love to snack and I have to admit that my weakness is chips! Any kind of chip I don’t care I love them all so when I came across Ballreich’s Potato Chips I knew I had to try them they just looked so delish!

Ballreich’s Potato chips first started in 1920 in Tiffin, Ohio when Fred Ballreich and his wife, Ethel, opened their homemade potato chip operation in a dirt floor garage, using a copper kettle heated with wood scraps. It was an all day process that produced only 14 pounds of potato chips. Ballreich's chose to call their potato chips "marcelled", which means "wavy", taken from the popular ladies' wavy hairstyle of the 1920's. They have come a long way since 1920 but you can guarantee that the quality and taste of the chips have remained the same!

I receive a few sample packages of chips to try out they included: regular, bar-b-q, smokey sweet mesquite, sour cream & onion, salt & vinegar, pretzels and some of their new baked crisps!

Our Thoughts:

I really enjoyed all the flavors we were sent but my favorite was the Smokey Sweet Mesquite and the Sour Cream & Onion my husband seemed to favor the regular and the salt & vinegar and my son clamed all the pretzels! All the chips have a super fresh taste and I will defiantly be purchasing more of these chips in the future! I think these would make a great addition to a family BBQ or any kind of get together!


Buy It:

You can get your very own Ballreich’s Potato Chips at a store near you or you can get them online!

Win It:

Ballreich’s Potato Chips has offered to give one of my readers a gift basket of Ballreich products (ARV $25.00) !



Mandatory Entry:
Visit Ballreich’s Potato Chips and sign up for their newsletter. 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 Ballreich’s Potato Chips and this post and be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)

5. Visit Ballreich’s Potato Chips and tell me a piece of their history or a chip tip from their website

6. Make a purchase from Ballreich’s Potato Chips (10 entries, will be verified)


Giveaway ends March 28, 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 did receive the samples mentioned above complementary for this review. Many thanks to Ballreich’s Potato Chips for allowing me to do this review and giveaway. No monetary compensation was received.

Pirate’s Booty Review and Giveaway


I am always on the look out for yummy and healthy snacks for my family but sometimes it’s hard to find a snack that everyone will agree on and love! My hubby is very picky everything he eats has to be just so so and my son is the same way so it’s not always easy but I found a snack that we can all agree on what is it you may ask well it none other than Pirate’s Booty! I was really surprised to see that my son and hubby didn’t have any complaints with any of the flavors we received to try and my son actually asked for them as a snack instead of the usual cookies or snack cakes which is wonderful!!! So if your like me and always looking for an all natural, baked snack that is Trans-Fat and Gluten Free and has 50% less fat than potato chips per serving you should really check out Pirate’s Booty!



About Pirate’s Booty (Taken from their Website):
The Pirate Brands story began in 1987 in Sea Cliff, NY with our founder, Robert. Robert, a snack industry renegade and father of two, scoured the high-seas for a tasty treasure that would inspire people to live a little healthier and have fun while doing it. That's when Robert discovered the cheesy rice and corn puffs we know today as, Pirate's Booty.

Thanks to Robert and his tasty treasure, no longer do you have to eat "cheese" puffs dusted with neon orange powder with incomprehensible ingredients. When you buy Pirate Brands products, you are getting wholesome goodness without the guilt.

As the leader of the healthy snacking revolution, we've created products for the whole family that are healthy, all natural, baked and delicious. We've eliminated fryers and trans fats from all of our products and keep the ingredients simple. Our only additives are just good fun.

I was blessed to receive a Pirate’s Booty Treasure Chest that included:
Aged White Cheddar, Veggie, Barbecue, Sea Salt & Vinegar, Bermuda Onion, New York Pizza, and Crunchy Corn Sticks all in a super adorable treasure chest.



Our Thoughts:

At first I was kinds apprehensive about trying these snacks because in the past well I’ve not had just the best experiences with “healthy” snacks and the taste and I knew my hubby and son are very picky when it comes to their snacks but I thought what the hey and tried them and guess what?? We loved them there wasn’t a flavor that we didn’t like but we all had or favorites mine was the Sea Salt & Vinegar (just between me and you I didn’t share LOL) My husband’s favorite was the Barbecue and the little man loved the New York Pizza ! I would defiantly recommend these yummy snacks to everyone!! I keep a stash on hand for when Zane need a snack he actually asks for the “pizza puffs” as he calls them!


Buy It:

You can get your very own Pirate’s Booty Snacks at a store near you or you can get them online!


Win It:


Pirate’s Booty has offered to give one of my readers their very own Pirate’s Booty Snack Treasure Chest filled with yummy snacks just like the one I received!


Mandatory Entry: Visit Pirate’s Booty and tell me another product you would 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 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 Pirate’s Booty and this post and be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)

5. Become a fan on Pirate’s Booty on Facebook

Giveaway ends March 28, 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 did receive the Pirate’s Booty treasure chest and samples mentioned above complementary for this review. Many thanks to Pirate’s Booty for allowing me to do this review and giveaway. No monetary compensation was received.

Seventh Generation Living Home Starter Kit Review and Giveaway


Having a toddler around the house makes a huge difference in the products I choose to clean with. I do my best to find cleaning products that are not only very effective at cleaning but are also safe to use in my kitchen and around my son. I was told by several of my friends and family members that I should check out a company known as Seventh Generation so of course I did and I have to say that I love their products they give me the clean I’m looking for and are also safe to use in my household with a toddler!!!

About Seventh Generation (Taken from their Website):

Seventh Generation is committed to becoming the world's most trusted brand of authentic, safe, and environmentally-responsible products for a healthy home. For 20 years, the closely held Burlington, Vermont-based company has been at the forefront of a cultural change in consumer behavior and business ethics.

One of the country's first self-declared "socially responsible" companies, Seventh Generation is a business that operates according to a new and different set of principles and values that in many ways are a marked departure from those long considered "traditional." Its business practice is focused on offering people avenues to express their idealism, passion, and commitment to causes larger than themselves at every point along its supply chain—from suppliers and partners to shareholders, customers and its own staff.

The company derives its name from the Great Law of the Iroquois that states, "In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations." Every time you use a Seventh Generation product you are making a difference by saving natural resources, reducing pollution, keeping toxic chemicals out of the environment and making the world a safer place for this and the next seven generations.

Educating This and Future Generations
Seventh Generation is committed to helping consumers make informed choices.
Seventh Generation provides information in several formats: on packaging, on this Web site, in 7Gen News (look in the upper right corner on any Seventh Generation web page to sign up) and in booklets and presentations by Chief Inspired Protagonist Jeffrey Hollender, company co-founder and Executive Chairperson as well as other members of our community.

A complete line of non-toxic household products
Seventh Generation brand-name products include: non-chlorine bleached, 100% recycled paper towels, bathroom and facial tissues, and napkins; non-toxic, phosphate-free cleaning, dish and laundry products; plastic trash bags made from recycled plastic; chlorine-free baby diapers, training pants, and baby wipes; and chlorine-free feminine care products, including organic cotton tampons.

Our donations program
We dedicate 10% of our profits to non-profit community, environmental, health, and responsible business organizations working for positive change.


I was blessed to receive the Living Home Starter Kit that included:
Glass Cleaner - Grapefruit
All-Purpose Cleaner - Green Mandarin
Toilet Bowl Cleaner - Emerald
Shower Cleaner - Green Mandarin
Tub & Tile Cleaner
Kitchen Cleaner
(2) Natural Paper Towels - 120 Count
Reusable Tote


Our Thoughts:

As soon as I got the package I set to work testing out the products:

First I used the Glass Cleaner and I loved it! It left my windows undeniably clean with no streaks and a beautiful sparkle! I was also pleased with the smell it didn’t burn your nose like the other glass cleaners have a tendency to do.

I also used the Natural Paper Towels to wipe the windows and other glass that I used the Glass Cleaner on and I am also very happy with the results from the paper towels as well they are very heavy duty and last for more than one window!

Next I went into the kitchen and used the glass cleaner and the All-Purpose and Kitchen cleaner and I was just as impressed it worked super well and also with out the nose burning smell of the other cleaners!

Lastly I headed into the worst area of the home to clean!! The bathroom and with two boys in the house it can get pretty yucky pretty quick! I used the Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Shower Cleaner and the Tub and Tile Cleaner and I have to tell you they made cleaning the bathroom a whole lot more pleasant and it seemed to not take as long with Seventh Generation products as it does with my regular cleaners!

My over all opinion of the Seventh Generation products I received is that I love them! I will from now on only be using Seventh Generation cleaning products in my household and I truly recommend them to everyone! They are not only very effective but they are safe for the whole family and they don’t have an overwhelming chemical smell!


Buy It:
You can get your very own Seventh Generation products at a store near you or you can get them online!


Win It:

Seventh Generation has offered to give one of my readers a Living Home Starter Kit just like the one I received that includes: Kitchen Cleaner, All-Purpose Cleaner, Glass & Surface Cleaner, Shower Cleaner, Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Tub & Tile Cleaner, (2 Rolls) Brown Paper Towels and tote bag (ARV $38.99)


Mandatory Entry: Visit Seventh Generation and tell me another product you would 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 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 Seventh Generation and this post and be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)

5. Follow Seventh Generation on Twitter

6. Become a fan on Seventh Generation on Facebook


Giveaway ends March 28, 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 did receive the Living Home Starter Kit mentioned above complementary for this review. Many thanks to Seventh Generation for allowing me to do this review and giveaway. No monetary compensation was received.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Wendys Tarts Review and Giveaway



I absolutely adore candles and tarts especially when they look and smell good enough to eat! I’m also a huge fan of buying handmade candles and where is a better place to find them then Etsy! So on one of my many searches for the perfect handmade tarts and candles I came across Wendys Tarts and I was immediately attracted to her tarts and candles because they look just like real cookies and pies! I also love that all the melts are made to order and the prices are super reasonable and as many of you may know that when you start buying handmade and hand poured candles you start getting into a bit of a pricy area but not when you buy from Wendys Tarts and let me tell you these tarts are amazing!


I was blessed to receive a few of Wendy’s Sugar Cookie melts!

These tarts are simply delicious they look so real and the smell is heavenly! My husband came home from work one day and I had one on the tart burner and he actually thought I was making cookies! How great is that he was a bit disappointed though when he found no cookies in the oven!


I also got to try a few of the Birthday Cake Heart melts and these were just as delicious so yummy looking and really got the craving for a birthday cake when it was burnt!


And last but certainly not least I was sent some of the Cream Sandwich Cookie tarts in the scent sugar cookie and these were just as cute as the others and of course smelled wonderful!

I am defiantly keeping Wendys Tarts in mind during the holidays and special occasions because these candles and melts would make a very special and unique gift and something special to add to that perfect gift basket!

Buy It:

You can get your very own Wendys Tarts yummy treats by visiting her Etsy shop!


Win It:

Wendy has offered to give one of my super lucky readers a 1/2 lb of their choice of any item in her store!

Mandatory Entry: Visit Wendys Tarts and tell me what scent you think would be your favorite. 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 Wendys Tarts and this post and be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)


Giveaway ends March 22, 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 did receive the products mentioned above complementary for this review. Many thanks to Wendy for allowing me to do this review and giveaway. No monetary compensation was received.

Southern Belle Aroma’s Review and Giveaway



Let’s face it we all have a weakness for new and unique scented items for our home but it’s sometimes hard to find the perfect home fragrance that comes in a style and fragrance that you like or in my case that my husband and I can agree on! But ladies have I got a treat for you, I recently ran across Southern Belle Aroma's Crafting Beautiful Scents on Etsy and let me tell you they have a scent for everybody and not only that but the scents come in decrotive fragance beads that keep that wonderful scent up to 6 months! I think aroma beads look so classy in a bowl on display in the living room or maybe to freshen up that stinky bathroom without the look of conventional air freshioners (like the ugly cone ones!!)


Here are a few fun facts about Southern Belle Aroma’s beads:

They can take away the odor of your hubby's stinky shoe closet
Can help the oh so stinky diaper smells
Keep your car smelling fresh
Trick your neighbor in to think you just baked a fresh cake or pie
Decorate and scent any room in your house, office, buisness

Not only can they do all the above and then some they make awesome gifts for just about every occasion and to make them extra special they can add a color or glitter to the beads to make them look wonderful! I am strongly thinking that for this years Mother’s Day getting my Mother-In-Law some of the Magnolia scented beads since she loves the smell of Magnolia’s! I’m also looking into putting these in a few of the gift baskets that I’m going to give out this year to my family at Christmas time! The posibilitys and ideas are endless when you give aroma beads!

The beads come in a large choice of scents but a few of my favorites that are offered are the Magnolia, Jasmin, Strawberry and Cream, Ga Peach and Patchouli! But if you don’t see the scent you are looking for just shoot them an e-mail and they will work to find the scent for you, how cool is that?!

Buy It:

You can get your very own Southern Belle Aroma’s beads by visiting their Etsy Shop!


Win It:

Sharon has offered to give one of my super lucky readers a sachet bag of beads in the winners scent choice (excluding: fudge brownie, cookies or the aunties pie) How nice is she????



Mandatory Entry: Visit Southern Belle Aroma’s and tell me what scent you think would be your favorite. 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 Southern Belle Aroma’s and this post and be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)


Giveaway ends March 22, 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 did not receive any of the products mentioned above complementary for this review. Many thanks to Sharon for allowing me to do this review and giveaway. No monetary compensation was received.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

CSN Stores Giveaway


My husband and I just recently bought us a new home and it’s one of the older style homes just outside of our small town and it’s in some serious need of some updating so what better to update than put in a breakfast bar? So now I have my bar but I need some bar stools to add the finishing touch so I decided to head over to Allbarstools.com and have a look at what they had to offer and I decided to share my favorite!


I just love the Boraam Palmetto 29" Bar Stool in Fruitwood a set of these would look absolutly wonderful with our country western d├ęcor!

When I was contacted by Ashley from the CSN stores and asked if I would like to do a review or a giveaway I was thrilled to accept! I had the option of getting an item of my choice up to $40 for myself or I could choose and item to give to my readers and of coarse I chose to give it away to one of my super lucky readers! It took me several days to come up with an item that I thought all of you may like but I finely decided on the set of two (2) JoJoDesigns Sophia Throw Pillows so if you wanna win check out how below!


Win It:

CSN has offered to give one of my super lucky readers two (2) JoJoDesigns Sophia Throw Pillows (ARV $40.00)


Mandatory Entry: Visit Allbarstools.com and tell me and item that you would like to have. 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 allbarstools.com and this post and be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)


Giveaway ends March 17, 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 did not receive any of the products mentioned above complementary for this review. Many thanks to Ashley and CSN stores for allowing me to do this giveaway. No monetary compensation was received.