One Mom's Moxie: April 2013

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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Influenster Sugar 'n Spice VoxBox Review

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I was recently sent the Influenster Sugar 'n Spice VoxBox. I am a little behind on getting this post up because of family reasons but I wanted to share these awesome products with you all nonetheless. So the first thing I spotted was the Colgate Optic White products. How could I miss them, they are red and white! So when I tried these out I have to be completely honest, I don't like the taste of the toothpaste or the mouthwash. Now my husband likes the toothpaste but also did not like the mouthwash. This product is suppose to whiten teeth up to three shades lighter in one week. I noticed a slight difference but I also have bad teeth. I will say I absolutely LOVE the toothbrush, it gets my teeth so clean. I will be purchasing more of them in the near future. 

There were also the Splenda NECTRESSE sweetener, belVita Breakfast Biscuits, Dickinson's Witch Hazel Oil Controlling Towelettes (including a $2 off coupon) and last but not least the Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer.

Okay so to make this short and to the point. The belVita Breakfast Biscuits were surprising good. They had a nice crunch to them and I enjoyed them. I cannot try the NECTRESSE sweetener as I cannot have any artificial sugar, it does say it is 100% natural and made from monk fruit but I am too scared to try it. Maybe I will open a packet and try it in some iced tea, we'll see. So the Dickinson's Witch Hazel Oil Controlling Towelettes are awesome! I love them and plan on purchasing more in the near future as well as looking into their other products. These towelettes were refreshing and I would love many more boxes of them. 

Last I had to include this photo of my daughter, Olivia, modeling how to use the Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturizer. She is just too adorable and she is a huge fan of the moisturizer just like her Mom! She likes giving her opinions in my reviews and she said, "The moisturizer sprays evenly, absorbs really good and now this spray is mine!" Ha! We're still sharing it, but I am happy to say all 4 of us girls in the house love to use it. Great product Vaseline!
I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

SpiritNow - Psychics

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For well over ten years I have believed in psychics and their abilities. Now I know this type of thing is not for everyone because I use to be a non-believer. Growing up I would hear that they are scam artists and they are able to “fish” for information by giving information that could pertain to anybody. All of that is true for some but not all. There are real, honest psychics that will give you information that is straight on. If you are thinking about contacting a psychic make sure you check them out thoroughly beforehand.

You cannot contact them expecting exact information, you need to be open to what they may tell you. So many people that have contacted expected certain information to come through only to be disappointed that they did not hear what they wanted. Sometimes that information provided can still be true for your future, so just make sure to be open to receiving anything they may tell you. Also you have to realize they are still people some things relayed to you could be incorrect; this does not mean they are not a genuine psychic it just means the information came through incorrectly. My last piece of advice is to have fun with it, don't take yourself too seriously. You are contacting for a reason so to make your experience an enjoyable one just have fun with it!  

Priority Plumbing - Toronto Area

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Finding a reputable plumber can be a time consuming search, but they are still out there! For trusted plumbing Mississauga area for years; their installations come with lifetime warranties. Whether it is water leak repairs or waterproofing they are available for same day service. It is a good idea to have annual maintenance checks on your plumbing, a good way to check yourself is to check your water meter, then do not use any water for two hours from any water source in your home, then check the meter again. Some leaks can be easy to find, while others need an expert plumber.
For many years Priority Plumbing has been offering their services in the Scarborough region. They are just as trusted for plumbing Scarborough as they are in any other community they offer services to. Some areas have older plumbing and that can lead to some plumbing issues. These issues can be prevented using Priority Plumbing. For instance they offer waterproofing and flood prevention, damp or leaking basement repairs, foundation wall waterproofing and sump pump installations. Again all their installations come with lifetime warranties, so if you need a plumber look to Priority Plumbing.

MOMObaby - Maternity and Baby Items

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Momobaby.com is a commercial website that offers maternity wear for women and a variety of items for babies. Momobaby.com also has a full collection of diaper bags for mothers and soon-to-be mothers. The products are made with eco-friendly materials to support a healthy environment and atmosphere. Many parents also love the unique designs of baby shoes. The baby shoes are crafted to accommodate growing feet. The shoes also provide a sufficient amount of air to allow the baby’s feet to breathe and comfort to accommodate a constantly traveling baby. 

It is also easy to put the shoes on a baby’s foot, which is an important feature of Momobaby’s shoes. Many parents understand that babies will wriggle their feet, and some baby shoes are very difficult to move on and off the feet. The baby rainboots provide an extra layer of comfort to protect the baby’s clothes and feet from soggy mud puddles and rainy weather. The rainboots support the ankles, which help the physical development of the baby’s foot and the development of gross motor skills, such as walking and running. The sole of the baby rainboots provide durability and resilience to support the natural growth of the baby’s feet. In addition to the comfort and flexibility of Momobaby’s rainboots, they are also stylishly designed and look very cute on the smallest feet.

OVitaminpro - Online Outlet for Fish Oil Supplements

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OVitaminpro.com is an online outlet for fish oil supplements. Many customers are interested in fish oil supplements because they believe that they are instrumental in providing a huge variety of health benefits. Some professionals who research the benefits of fish oil claim that they help to promote strong cardiovascular health, which seems to imply that they may offer protection against heart attack and stroke. Other prominent and respected researchers in the health field seem to believe that fish oil supplements have the ability to reduce inflammation. This is important because inflammation is a factor in many health concerns. Pre-Diabetic patients, for example, may want to look into ways to reduce inflammation because it is considered to be a factor in this condition. 
Arthritis patients and others may benefit as well. There is also evidence that fish oil supplements may lower the risk of certain cancers, provide healthier joints, and support brain health. OVitaminPro sells many brands of fish oil supplements, and some of the most popular are ProOmega, Eskimo and ProDHA. OVitaminpro.com also sells many other products that may improve lifestyles and well being of their customers. In addition, OVitaminPro.com is a an online store that offers nutritional supplements for those with chronic fatigue, adrenal stress, sleeplessness and other health conditions.

Stockton Chiropractor - Premier Chiropractor

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Let your Stockton chiropractor help you with back, neck and shoulder pain. If you are living with chronic headaches or back pain is stopping you from enjoying your normal activities, chiropractic care can provide you with the relief you need. Here is what you should know about your back, and what chiropractic care from Premier can do for your back. Years of Abuse Adds Up If you have been in a car accident, then you know how it feels to have your spine move out of alignment suddenly. 
However, even people who have never been in a bad accident may be living with serious, cumulative damage. Every time you pick up a box the wrong way, overwork your back or even just “sleep wrong,” you are damaging your spine. You may not notice it right away, but the damage will gradually accumulate. Your range of motion decreases, your ability to play with the kids or engage in long periods of physical activity suffers, and you may soon find yourself living in chronic pain. Minute Adjustments Gradually Reset the Spine Part of the reason chiropractic care is so effective is because it’s gentle and works with small movements. It may have taken years for your back to move out of alignment, so it may take weeks of regular adjustments to gradually reset the spine and move it into a safer, healthier alignment. 
As the spine straightens out and you have more space between the vertebrae, your back pain and other painful conditions will start to fade. Most people report feeling better after the first visit, and they are soon back to their active, enjoyable lives. If you are living with chronic back, joint or neck pain, a chiropractor may be able to help you. Whether the pain stems from cumulative damage that comes with age or an accident, they can assess your condition, create a treatment plan and provide you with safe, effective treatments.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Newest Iron Man 3 Clip

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Are you as excited as I am for Iron Man 3?! 

Check out IRON MAN 3 on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ironman

Keep up with IRON MAN 3 on Twitter: @Iron_Man

Visit the Marvel website: http://marvel.com/ironman3

Be Uncommon-Get Uncommon

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Be Uncommon-Get Uncommon   

                                                This is not your “Average” phone case. The phone cases at http://www.getuncommon.com/ are unique, a treasure for every parent, grandparent, and anyone who has a special child in their life.
The phone cases are for Apple products: iPhone 5, iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 3G/3GS, iPod Touch 5th gen, iPod Touch 4th gen, & iPad (retina/2).
So here’s the deal. This case is AWESOME. They’re unique because they are made from, your own children’s artwork, photos, and other images that you hold near and dear to your heart. They’re reasonably
priced around 39.99; but I saw some already uploaded images that were about 5 dollars cheaper and the iPad 2 cases are around 59.95. Pretty comparable to the ones on the shelves at big box retailers.

I got my uncommon case in the mail a few days ago. I used my daughter’s artwork to make a case for our 3GS iPhone.

The whole process was SUPER simple. Your child makes the art, you take a picture of the art, upload it on uncommon’s website, choose your product (iPhone, iPod, iPad, they even have Mac Book Deflectors). And then you can customize it by adding text, changing it to BW or by rotating the image. Once you pay for your product the shipping is quick.

I didn’t opt for the upgraded gift packaging, but they do offer an upgraded gift box for their products. This product would make a great gift for any occasion. The product is so personalized everyone can appreciate it. The product is also easy to put on; it’s just two pieces you push your phone or other Apple Product right into it. They even have one piece slim cases that click right over you phone, so easy even your child can do it!

You can learn more about this product by clicking the link bellow!


World's Best Cat Litter Review

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I have to tell you all that I was once known as a Cat Lady, even though I'm married with children, I just have a love for cats and kittens that is so strong I couldn't turn any kitties away. I was taking in stray cats and then they were still feral so they didn't last long in our home. It wasn't until two runts of different litters but same mom that stayed in our home and in our hearts. Those two are Pixie and Zero, and I have to say they can stink up our bathroom! So when I heard about World's Best Cat Litter, I knew we had to try it.
We were sent two bags of their Clumping Formula. Now on each bag you are told how long to expect the litter to last according to how many cats you have. Since we have two indoor cats we expected the litter to last 15 days. Here is a picture of one, 7lb bags in our extra large cat litter box. We ended up adding both bags of the Clumping Formula.
Now we did run into an unforeseen issue. Our cats refused to use the litter. I like to say our cats are eccentric and maybe a little spoiled. So the only solution we could come up with was to spread a thin layer of cat litter that we normally used right on top. It worked! There was such a small amount that you could barely tell. World's Best Cat Litter is all natural, made from whole- kernel corn, so some cats may be finicky. 
I did like using World's Best Cat Litter, it controlled the smell pretty good and ours lasted about 20 days. We scoop ours daily, sometimes twice a day. The litter was easy to scoop and clumped up really good. I cannot stand the smell,  so it's really important that I don't have a stinky bathroom! If you are looking for a cat litter that actually does what it claims, then World's Best Cat Litter is for you! I recommend it and I plan on trying the multi-cat clumping formula soon. 

Animal Parade - Childrens Vitamins

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As a mom to five I know how important it is to make sure my children eat healthy and exercise regularly. That doesn't necessarily mean that it happens. Children are in school during the day, so we can't guarantee how much lunch they are eating and there is the possibility they are only eating the stuff that they think is good, after all they are just children. I know that my children are guilty of it because they have actually told me. That's why I think that childrens vitamins are great for our children to make sure they are getting all the vitamins and minerals needed.

Now I have had to explain to my children when they were younger just because you take a multivitamin it doesn't mean you can eat all the junk you want. When I found out about Animal Parade I knew this is a wonderful site for any parent just looking into vitamins or a parent wanting to change their child's current vitamins. They carry a variety including Special Needs, Immune Support and even Green Nutrition. There are many more varieties those are just a few, I honestly wish I could list them all here but I will just highly recommend that you check out the different vitamins they carry. Now that my children are older I am trying to let them decide which vitamin they would like, I know it's important to make them feel that they get to make that decision. They feel good that they have a choice and I feel good knowing they are getting the vitamins and minerals that they need.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Monsters University Newest Trailer

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I am so excited for Monsters University to come out in theaters June 21st!
 Here's a trailer that was recently released. 

Are you going to see Monsters university? Are you excited too?

Saturday, April 27, 2013

American Flag by Annin Flags

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With Memorial Day coming up just around the corner and then Fourth of July soon to follow, it is the perfect time to purchase a flag. I think it is important for all Americans to show their patriotism. We need to show our younger generations that we are a great nation, that we support each other and that we support our military. It is also important to purchase flags that are made right here in the good ole USA. When you purchase any one of Annin flags you are purchasing a flag made by the world’s oldest flag makers. Since they are made here in the United States they also help keep Americans employed.

When purchasing a flag through Flag Store USA you are purchasing a guarantied Annin flag. The Flag Store USA has been family run since 1971, providing only the highest quality flags. Since they provide Annin flags that means you can chose between an indoor flag and an outdoor flag, and then when you decide on that you are still given some more choices. The different materials used to make the flags make a difference in how long they will last, especially when purchasing an outdoor flag you want to make sure it will withstand different weather conditions. So this next American holiday I hope you will be flying your American flag with pride because now you know a great place to order one.

Puppy Training - Indoor Pet Potty

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Puppy training takes a lot of patience in order for it to become successful. Obviously, if you have the ability to allow your puppy to run around in a fenced in yard, it is a much easier process. However, many puppy owners do not have that luxury, or they are working all day and cannot break to take the puppy out. Apartment dwellers may need to wait to come home before they can walk their puppy, which may mean that the puppy is left in during the day. An indoor pet potty will go a long way to help your puppy learn where it is acceptable for him to relieve himself. 
When they learn that there is a difference between their puppy pad and the Persian rug, there will be a lot more harmony in the household. A puppy wants to please their owner, so you should take advantage of the dog’s willingness to seek your approval. Dogs are creatures of habit. A bad habit is harder to for them to break than a new habit is for them to learn. Dogs need tasks and routines. If you teach your dog to use their puppy potty, they are much less likely to have an accident anywhere else. When you come home, you can begin the outside potty training. It will not be long before your puppy can hold it all day and will look forward to going outside with you when you get home. The inside potty can still be used for emergencies.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Win a Trip to Crayola Experience! Happy Birthday Crayola!

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Can you believe Crayola is turning 110?! That's a lot of crayons over the years! Crayola's eight original crayons are celebrating their birthday this year by hosting a giveaway. Crayola's opening a new Crayola Experience, it's the world's only interactive Crayola family attraction. They would like to send one lucky winner and three of their guests out to celebrate the Crayola Experience Grand Opening. 

Crayola Experience has four floors of new interactive exhibits and attractions that will bring the magic of color and your child's creativity to life! The winner will be among the first to experience the fun, along with a three-night, all-expenses paid stay. It's an experience your family will never forget! Enter to win the giveaway by visiting the Crayola Facebook page.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Silk - Shake Up Your Wake Up

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This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Silk blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.

During the school year mornings in our house are so hectic we are lucky to get out of the house with any breakfast at all. I hate that my kids are not big fans of breakfast but I am not going to force them to eat something if they don't want to. But I don't like the idea of them sitting in class, and feeling hungry. Trying to find a solution was difficult. We needed something that they could all agree on and wouldn't be messy. We also prefer something with a little bit of sweetness to it, which means our breakfasts are not always healthy. So it was important that I find something nutritious, tastes good and come in a variety of flavors. Oh and it has to be easy to grab!
My solution is Silk Fruit & Protein; it is a delicious fruit juice blend that makes my mornings so much easier! My kids enjoy the flavors that are available, which are Mixed Berry, Mango Peach and Strawberry Banana. Each of my kids has their favorite flavor, so I like to keep a rotation of the flavors. They are getting plenty of Calcium, Vitamin D, and Vitamin C, as well as getting 5 grams of protein in every serving. How many fruit juices do you know that have protein in them?! Silk Fruit & Protein is cholesterol free and saturated fat free. There is absolutely no gluten, dairy, lactose, egg, casein and MSG in it. The product is also free of artificial coloring and flavoring. I know it sounds too good to be true, but it really tastes as good, and it is good for you! I personally will be drinking Silk Fruit & Protein Strawberry Banana for my breakfast on the go.
Silk Fruit & Protein was introduced to the public last year, giving you a better alternative to regular juice. The Fruit & Protein makes morning routines so much easier with the ability to grab a glass of Fruit & Protein and go. Currently Silk is trying to shift over from the quart size packages to the half gallon packages, with the Mixed Berry as the main focus. Another thing is you won’t currently find the Fruit & Protein in the juice section but by other Silk products, and other soy and almond milk products. Silk wants you to see that Fruit & Protein is a better alternative to regular orange juice in the morning; they know giving your family something healthy is important to you.

Since it’s not always easy to find newer products Silk has tried to make it a little easier for you by having a Silk store locator. For more information on Silk and Silk products visit the Silk website. They would also like to share a $1.00 off coupon for any Silk Fruit & Protein, you can find this coupon HERE

You can also follow Silk on Twitter, follow Silk on Pinterest, watch the Silk YouTube Channel and you can Like Silk below or here on Facebook!

Once again: This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Silk blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.

Live Clean Baby Lotion Review

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I was recently sent some of the yummiest smelling, super great moisturizing baby lotions ever. It's seriously at the top of my list of favorite baby items. I absolutely love that Live Clean Baby focuses on providing not only the best for your baby but for the environment as well. I am not always the greatest at being "green" but I do try pretty hard to do my part. 
I really like that their formulations are 98% replenishable, renewable and sustainable natural and organic ingredients. As an eco-friendly company they are not just thinking about themselves, they really are thinking about their customers and our planet. I don't always say go get this product, but I have to say Live Clean Baby lotion is one that I believe you will love just as much as I do. Their products are available at Walgreens, so you're not having to search all over or order online, so convenient right!? 

Let me know if you have tried Live Clean Baby products and what you think about them in a comment below!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Conquer Spring Allergies Naturally with Hyland’s

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I can always tell when it's allergy season when my daughters start sneezing and have to use a bunch of tissues for their runny noses. It drives me crazy, but I know it's not their fault. I have tried a variety of medications, even prescriptions with no luck. I really didn't like the idea of sending my kids off to school feeling drowsy either. 
So when we had the opportunity to try the Complete Allergy 4 Kids from Hyland's I was leery it would work, but it proved me wrong. The Complete Allergy 4 Kids works for both indoor and outdoor allergies, making it great for my kids. No more sneezing, runny nose or slight cough, this is a great product. Now I am not a doctor so I can't say it will work for every kid, of course you should check with your doctor. I am so happy my kids are better, not using as many tissues and they are no longer miserable. Using Hyland's means that you are using an all natural product.  You can find stores that carry Hyland's products by using the Hyland's Locator.
Hyland's would love to hear about any of your experiences using Hyland's on their Facebook page, the product you used on Amazon or even on their Hyland's website! You can also download and print this great coupon on any Hyland's DEFEND product. Click HERE to get your coupon!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Touch Treasure Hunt & Giveaway by Good Cook

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So there is a great Good Cook Touch Treasure Hunt going on and trust me when I say you do not want to miss it!!! All you need to do is search for Touch icons, like the one above, and enter to win 1 of 3 Good Cook Touch grand prize gifts. The icons will be on many different Good Cook products and on other blogs, the blog list is at the bottom of this page. Once you have the code enter it at this Good Cook link.

Search for Good Cook Touch Codes on these participating products:

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All Touch products have an instant savings of 30% off. 
Take an extra 10% off with promo code: HUNT.

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Good Cook Giveaway:
Two winners will each receive one 2qt Batter Bowl like the one above!
Good Cook was generous to offer 4 Batter Bowls to giveaway, so there will be 4 winners but the giveaway will be split in two! So the second half started 5/6! Sorry for any confusion! 
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