One Mom's Moxie: November 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

Flavrz Drink Mixes Review

I was given the opportunity to try Flavrz Drink Mix. Flavrz Drink Mix carries organic fruit and soda mixes. Their mixes are organic, low sugar, low calorie, no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners and no genetically modified ingredients. For the Flavrz Fruit Drink Mixes they use real organic fruit, botanical or fruit extracts and real sweeteners such as agave nectar and cane sugar. The Flavrz Soda Drink Mixes use the same great ingredients but they use a combination of agave nectar, cane sugar and stevia to find the right balance of sweetness. The Flavrz line also carries the energy, sports, and immunity drink mixes.

Flavrz has made healthy drinks even more convenient with their on-the-go pouches that you can easily pour into a bottle of water. The have the six different fruit drink mixes to choose from.

 The Flavrz Fruit Drink Mixes are made up of Tropical, Cherry Berry and Lemon Lime.

  Flavrz carries the energy, immunity and sports drink line made up of Fruit Punch, Citrus Hibiscus, and Super Fruit. The Fruit Punch is for re-energizing and re-focusing. The Citrus Hibiscus is to boost your immunity. The Super Fruit is for sports to replenish and refuel.

Flavrz also carries Organic Soda Drink Mixes in three wonderful flavrz! Cola, Root Beer and Ginger Ale. The Soda Flavrz come in 16 oz. bottles for the home. Soda Flavrz can be mixed in sparkling water to make your own organic soda!

When I received my Flavrz package I was surprised to see so many choices! My family and I were given the opportunity to try all six Flavrz Organic Fruit Mixes and the Flavrz Organic Root Beer Soda. I immediately went out to purchase the sparkling water. Root Beer is my favorite soda and I am really picky able the flavor of my root beer, but I happy to taste the Flavrz great Root Beer taste. I admit I was a little surprised that it was so good, and best of all it didn't have the syrupy taste that some soda have. It was nice to know I could give my children a tasty treat and not have to worry that they are drinking flavored sugar but something good and organic at that!

We also received a bottle of Cherry Berry, which really thrilled my children. They love fruit drinks to begin with but I try to limit how much they drink because of all the sugar and hard to pronounce ingredients. But with Cherry Berry I was able to make a pitcher full and we all got to enjoy the Fruit Flavrz!

We tried all six Flavrz Fruit pouches in different amounts of water as directions were given on the outside of the boxes. Honestly we loved all three choices of water amounts mixed with the pouches. Flavrz is a much better choice than some of the other drink pouches that are available. I like that I can pack one of the pouches in my child's lunch with their reusable bottle of water, or send it with them to use during a sports practice. The uses of the pouch are limitless!

So whether you are a parent or not, Flavrz Organic Drink Mixes is not only good for you but taste great! So take a chance and try Flavrz Drink Mixes! You can find them on Facebook at Flavrz Drink Mixes and Twitter @Flavrzdrinkmix.

Dazzlme Review & $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway

I had the pleasure of reviewing one of Dazzlme's beautiful hats. Dazzlme is owned by Camille Wood, an artist with a passion for things unique, adventurous and a little sexy. She has worked in many different fields owning an art gallery once, was a radio personality, worked briefly for President Reagan, co-owned a national media presentation, drove a limo for fun and managed a 400 acre ranch.  

It was while working at the ranch that Wood found herself searching for a hat to wear during the day but that could also be worn into the evening. But trying to find a hat that would meet her criteria seemed unattainable. It was the artist and fashionista in Wood that came up with the solution, to design her own hats. And after being asked so many times, "Where did you get that hat?" a new company was born, Dazzlme
 One of Dazzlme's great creations:
 Diamonds and Pearls Design
 Dazzlme hats are extremely fabulous! I have worn mine almost everyday since I received it. I was given the option to choose my hat, which proved to be difficult, every hat is so unique and special in it's own way. After a few days I finally decided on one I knew I would wear day and night, and would make me feel fabulous too! I choose the Fly Girl. 
 Here's what it looks like:
Fly Girl
Dazzlme has a large variety of different styles to choose from but one special section is called Just Me on the store site that is all one of a kind hats, they also takes custom orders. And Dazzlme not only carries hats but handbags as well! Dazzlme can be seen at The International Concert on December 2, 2011, in Long Beach, Ca. Dazzlme has become famous, numerous celebrities in Hollywood are now wearing them! 
 And there's even hats for your little one:
Little Zsa Zsa
 Dazzlme has a motto "Saving You From The Ordinary", and trust me when I say when you're wearing an Dazzlme piece you are far from feeling ordinary! Dazzlme has graciously offered a $50 gift certificate to one reader of One Mom's Moxie! 

Giveaway begins 11/21 and ends 11/28. Winner will be contacted by email and has 48 hours to respond, if no response then another winner will be chosen.  

*I was given the product to review and all opinions are mine and mine alone.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I have so many things to be thankful for this last year. I just celebrated my 5th wedding anniversary with my husband on the 22nd. I am thankful we made it to five years, lol. We've been together longer than that but we waited to get married. I am so thankful that God sent me my soul mate and best friend, someone who is compassionate and takes such good care of me. We may not have a lot of money but we have love and respect and that's worth more than a huge TV, car or big house. Thank you Rene for being there to hold my hand, to help ease my pain and give me unconditional love. I love you Rene!!

I am thankful for my children. God blessed me five times! I had three biologically and two are bonuses! I am so grateful that they are in good health and are great kiddies, most of the time anyways, lol! Thank you kiddies for keeping me young, playing games with me, and making me laugh with all your silliness! I love you Anthony, Angel, Kaylen, Olivia and Isabella!!

I am thankful for my brother Eric and his fiance Sam. They have been a great support to me, I miss them both more than words can say! I wish we could still hang out and bead Sam, and Eric I miss your jokes and making me laugh. I love you both so very much!!

I am thankful to my sister in God, Glenda. She has been there to lift me up and to make me realize how much the Lord loves me no matter what. You are special to me sis and I love you for everything you do!

I am especially thankful for my mom. She has let us move into her home, and has been so supportive. I have gone through some really rough things this last year and my mom has been by my side, as my mom and my best friend. I thank you Momma for being such an inspirational woman to me and my girls. You are my rock and I love you!!

I am also thankful for my friends, acquaintances and of course my readers!  I am so thankful for this blog, I started it with high hopes and I am actually reaching my goals I set. I am thankful for all the support from YOU my readers. I thank you all for taking the time to read my postings and enter my giveaways. Thank you all!!!

I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving, enjoy the friends and family you will have around you. And for those who are going Black Friday shopping please, please be careful out there! Much love to you all!!!


Monday, November 21, 2011

Holiday Cash Bash Giveaway $100 11/21-11/30

Cash Bash
Enter for your chance to win $100 Cash via Paypal!
Event starts 12:01 a.m. on 11/21 and goes till 11/30 at 11:59 p.m.
Anyone can enter, you just need to have a Paypal account.
You can enter this giveaway on 1 site only.
You cannot enter on multiple blogs or you will be disqualified.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Follow Frenzy November — Win $150 in time for Holiday Shopping!

Follow Frenzy brings you the chance to win cash or an Amazon gift card each month! This month you can win $150 paid via Paypal or Amazon! It's the winner's choice! Each entry is another chance to win, so check out the Rafflecopter form below and get clicking to visit all of the amazing blogs participating in this event! You will be able to enter until 11:59pm EST on Sunday, November 20th. At the end of the event, the winner will be drawn and notified via email. The winner will have 48 hours to confirm their win or another winner will be drawn. Please note that you only need to enter on one participating blog. All blogs are using the same Rafflcopter form!

Friday, November 11, 2011

History’s Hottest Holiday Toys 1903-2010

Here's a great info-graphic from Black Friday 2011. Visit our site to find the Black Friday Ads this holiday season has to offer. Select deals from a list of over 40 top stores, including Best Buy, Sears, and Walmart Black Friday Deals.
To see the info-graphic better click on it :)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Black Friday Giftcard Giveaway

"Win assorted gift cards just in time for Black Friday!"
Welcome to the Black Friday Gift Card Giveaway hosted by Generations of Savings and Beauty Brite!  
We have teamed up with a fabulous group of blogs to offer our readers an amazing 'Spree' just in time for Black Friday!  
Enter to win: $100 worth of giftcards to Amazon, Target, and/or Walmart. Winner's choice of an assortment like $50 Amazon, $25 Target, and $25 Walmart or $100 from one. Please enter on the form below. Comments will not count as entries, but can be used for questions only. You only need to enter once on any of the participating sites. The form is the same on all of the blogs. This giveaway is open WW and will start Wednesday, 11/9 at 12:01 am and end on Wednesday, 11/23 at 12:01 am.  

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, November 7, 2011

My birthday GIVEAWAY for YOU!

So I took a few days away for my birthday, it was on Saturday the 5th. I am now in my 30's! I don't feel any different, people have said I looked like I was in my thirties since I was 25 or so. No biggie. My birthday was spent running around for my son, but that's what mom's do, right!? I did have an amazing chocolate cake made by my mom, and my husband bought me a purple Snuggie and my favorites skittles and crumb doughnuts lol. What I really liked was the birthday love, cards that were sent and the cards my kids made, those really mean a lot to me.

So in honor of my 30th birthday I decided to make a pair of angel earrings. I really like them and might make another pair for myself. :) I chose purple because it's one my most favorite colors (I like mostly all colors). I hope you, my readers, like them as well. I am going to make the entries easy. But first here is a photo of the earrings:
They look even better then they do here, its hard to capture the purple and sparkle. :)
I love to share and do giveaways, if these end up being a hit then I will do a giveaway every month or more often. I make necklaces, bracelets, earrings, lanyards and I am learning how to make rings. My jewelry is guaranteed, if something breaks I will repair it or replace it. Even if you do not want to enter the contest your opinions, thoughts, comments are welcome! Good luck!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wednesday Already!?!

Hello, hello!!! I can't believe it's Wednesday! In just 3 more days I will turn 30! Yup it's going to be my birthday! Usually I get a little depressed on my birthday but this year I am going to make sure to have fun no matter what. My mom, who is my best friend and who I live with, asked if I wanted to have a party but it's no fun to plan your own party so I just never answered. I think this year I will just play with my kiddies, I am trying to think of what to do though. Any ideas?

It looks like everyone had a nice Halloween. We only had our 6yr old, Bella, this year. She dressed as a "Pretty Witch" instead of a scary ugly one. She looked cute, but wearing all black doesn't make people think pretty, so quite a few people were saying, "Oh look it's a scary witch!" Of course Bella didn't care as long as they gave her candy, LOL! Oh and now she hates having her picture taken, but she loves to take pictures. Now I have a bunch of pics on my phone that make no sense to me but she had fun taking them. Bella did allow my hubby to take one picture of her, he told her it was for grandma and grandpa, which it was but I also wanted it for here :)
Bella the "Pretty Witch"
I have some cool giveaways coming up! They will be great for the holidays. :) Is there something any of you would like to see me review and possibly giveaway?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Snikiddy Review and Coupon Link

As a mom and a person with health issues I am becoming increasingly concerned with what I am putting into my body and especially my childrens. I avoid fast food and now must watch my sodium intake. When I heard about Snikiddy Snacks and that their products were all natural I immediately thought two things, their snacks weren't going to have much flavor and that I wouldn't like them at all. I contacted Snikiddy about doing a review and they gladly sent me a coupon for two free products.

A little background....Snikiddy is short for persnickety, meaning choosy or picky. The business is family owned by a mother and daughter, Janet and Mary. When Janet's kids were young she would pack their lunches with healthy and organic food, which they preferred over anything else available, so because of this her children were referred to as persnickety kids. The passion for eating healthy passed on for the next couple generations until 2006 when Janet and Mary started Snikiddy, a version of the word persnickety that they kids came up with. They take pride in using quality ingredients that are simple and fresh.

As a parent I want to give my kids what they want within reason. When I went to pick my two bags I saw that there were quite a few options. But my kids and I agree on two kinds of chips barbecue and cheese. So I picked the barbecue fries and the grilled cheese puffs. Here's a pic:
The bags come in 4.5 ounces and have a serving size of 4 and a half. They are all natural, no MSG, peanut free and are vegan approved. For those on a low sodium diet there are only 190 mg per ounce in the barbecue fries, which is so low compared to other snacks out there. These fries and puffs are filled with flavor, so much I was actually surprised! I had doubted the product and I was wrong, there was a very large amount of flavor and I loved them! I even took a picture of the fries to show you that they actually have seasonings all over them:
I really enjoy Snikiddy Snacks and look forward to purchasing more bags and trying some of their other great flavors. Snikiddy would like to offer my readers a coupon that is on their Facebook. Here is their page: Snikiddy Facebook, go like them, tell them I sent you, print out a product coupon and go try their delicious snacks! When you try their product or have already please feel free to share with me in a comment below, I love hearing from you all!