Nuby Mommy Blogger Review – Tickle Toes – Adorable Laughing stuffed animal!

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I am so excited to be a Nuby Mommy Blogger and one of the awesome products in my second box of products was the Nuby Tickle Toes. We received the adorable purple dog. She is such a cutie and can really make you laugh.

Nuby - Tickle Toes Photo 1.fwMy daughter has always been one of those kids that giggles, and the cool thing about our new Tickle Toes Dog is he makes her giggle even more. One of the best things in life is to hear your little one giggle. Thanks to our new, hilariously funny buddy we all experience that a little more. Here is the product description provided by Nuby:

Hilariously funny, the Nuby Tickle Toes are soft adorable and make the perfect playmate for your child. A gentle squeeze of the foot makes the character giggle and chuckle and is guaranteed to have you and your child do the same. Choose from the wide range of popular children’s characters or better still, collect them all!

The Tickle Toes dog we received has some amazing detail that really ties in all the laughter. I love that her tongue is hanging out and the eyes are slightly closed, all of which are characteristics of someone laughing.

Nuby - Tickle Toes Photo 2.fwHer foot is clearly marked to identify which is the “tickle toes” so once the tags are removed it can be quickly located and the fun can begin. I love all the amazing detail that went into the feet and toes on our new little buddy.

Nuby - Tickle Toes Photo 3.fwOverall I am very impressed with yet another amazing Nuby product. I have been surprised at the wide range of products that they offer and the high quality that I have come to expect has been consistent no matter the product. Be sure to check out the wide range of animals available in these adorable Tickle Toes. You can purchase them at Kmart and Blain’s Farm and Fleet or online at Buy Baby Direct and Amazon!


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Mia Mariu Review – Anti-Aging Pack PLUS Giveaway – Enter to win an Anti Aging Prize Pack Valued at $87!!

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I have worked with Mia Mariu in the past and have loved all the products that I have had the opportunity to try. So when I was given another opportunity to work with them I was very excited. If you missed my previous review, I wanted to share a little about the Mia Mariu Company from their website:

Mía is a Dallas based health and beauty social selling company that offers entrepreneurial business opportunities for women. Our natural health and beauty products are available exclusively through our Independent Advisers and online. Mía offers an innovative approach to social selling using the power of ecommerce, social networking and personal service behind extraordinary natural health and beauty products.

With products ranging from Cleansers, Anti Aging Products, Makeup and more there is something for everyone at Mia Mariu. You can even find Like and Body Plus Capsules and fragrances. This time around I was given their Anti-Aging Skin Care Pack to try

Mia Mara Product Photo.fwThis collection came with three of their best selling products; Refreshing Foaming Gel Cleanser, an Anti-Aging Brightening Serum and an Anti-Aging Eye Treatment. All products arrived in BEAUTIFUL pearly purple boxes which would be beautiful to give as a gift. As I quickly approach 30 I have decided that its time that I get into a good routine to wash, and treat my skin, both for acne (because I still break out) and for aging as the time will quickly arrive when I will wish that I had done it sooner. The first product that I tried out as it would be the first step in the process was the Refreshing Foaming Gel Cleanser.

Mia Mariu Product Photo 3.fwI love foaming cleansers as I have always felt they do the best job in getting my face cleaned, this is a personal thought so I was so excited to see that they had that same feature offered in their cleanser. This is an awesome product that has a nice, clean and refreshing scent to it. With this product because of the high quality of it, it only takes a little to get a good lather and wash your entire face. So this 4 oz bottle will last a while. I have been using it for 2+ weeks now and they still seem to be full! Here is a little about the product from their product catalog:

Mia Mariu Product Description Photo 1.fwI have been using it in the morning and at night, usually in the shower. Once I have washed my face at night I continue on with my routine and follow up with the Anti-Aging Brightening Serum. This product does call for morning and night use however in the morning I am trying to get out of the house as quickly as possible and sleep in as late as possible so for me time does not permit (or I do not allow it to permit) doing this in the morning.  The Anti-Aging Brightening Serum is an awesome product that feels wonderful and leaves your skin looking and feeling wonderful, especially after the amazing cleanser. Here is a little about the product from the company product catalog:

Mia Mariu Product Description Photo 2.fwfollowing the Anti-Aging Brightening Serum I use the refreshing Anti-Aging Eye Treatment, this for me is the perfect end to my skin care routine, I love the way it feels going on, and its always a little on the cool side so it feels amazing going on under my eyes. This product also calls for morning and night use, but I use it at night only. Again for the same reason as above.

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Here is a little about this product from the company product catalog.

Mia Mariu Product Description Photo 3.fwOverall I am very impressed with the products, the quality of the product, and now after 2+ weeks of using it the difference you can see and feel on my face. This is a must have for anyone wanting to keep your skin looking and feeling healthy as you get older. The collection that I received has a retail value of $87.00. For more information on the products click HERE to check out the company product catalog.


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Mountain Green Review & Giveaway – Enter to win a Baby Gift Pack valued at $24! Check it out!

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I have becoming more and more aware of the products our family uses and we have been trying to make the change over to healthier and cleaner options. This is not always hard but the amazing people at Mountain Green have a variety of amazing products to help make the change. Here is a little about Mountain Green from their website;

Mountain Green is a company that manufactures all our products in Tempe, Arizona. For over 20 years, Mountain Green products have cleaned family and baby laundry, kitchens and homes with concentrated formulas that are non-toxic and biodegradable. Our mission is helping the world be a cleaner AND greener place to live through our line of natural laundry detergents, household cleansers, fabric softeners, dryer sheets, dishwashing liquids and other cleaning products.

BabydeterFCI had an opportunity to try out their All Natural Laundry Detergent – Baby Free & Clear. This is an awesome product which is 3x concentrated and the amazing 32oz bottle can clean 32 loads of laundry. This is amazing!

I really like the small size as it does not take up that much room and you can put it almost anywhere! We received the skin sensitive product with no scent. My daughter has VERY sensitive skin and has had no issues with this awesome detergent. I was also very pleased to see the HE Safe logo on the bottle. Even with the very small cap the directions tell you to only use 1/2 of a cupful for a full load of laundry. With this product a little does truly go a LONG way!green mountain product photo.fw


You will be pleased I am sure, just as I was that the Ingredients in this laundry detergent is: Purified water, natural and biodegradable plant-based surfactants (coconut and/or palm), mild food-grade preservative!  WOW thats it! and it does an awesome job at the few loads that I have done since receiving the product.

Here is a little about the product from their website, “Life’s biggest laundry demands come from its littlest miracles. Effectively remove those stubborn stains with our Baby Free & Clear Detergent. It’s all natural, hypoallergenic and 100% scent free with no masking agents for a comfortable clean. It has extra surfactants to take care of cloth diapers and it’s carefully formulated with plant-derived cleaning agents and free of fragrances, dyes and optical brighteners.” A 32 oz bottle or 32 loads of laundry is only $11.99. This is a great deal for the quality of product that you are receiving! No matter what I washed it came out clean and ready to go again. In addition it did not fade my clothes. I would strongly suggest that you head over to the Mountain Green website and check out this and the many other products that they carry!




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Zymbol Interactive Jewelry Review PLUS Giveaway – Enter to win a Zymbol Women’s Large Pewter Pendant!

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I recently had an opportunity to work with Zymbol and try out of of their interactive jewelry piece. This is a very unique item with an amazing story behind it. To really appreciate this item you need to know a little about the company and the owners:

The Story

Zymbol™ was ‘accidentally’ created when company Founder Sally Short was doodling, and wrote down the phrase ‘LOVE IS ALL U NEED’ stacking each letter on top of the next, and then adding a peace sign to complete the design. Sally then sent the design off to be cast as a ‘Love and Peace’ pendant. But something happened when the Short family received the pendant; they randomly saw it sitting sideways and noticed a ‘K’ popping out. “There is no ‘K’ in the phrase LOVE IS ALL U NEED,” commented Sally’s Daughter Merida. That motivated the family to see what other letters they could find and they ended up uncovering EVERY LETTER of the ALPHABET and EVERY NUMBER hidden within the symbol! The Short Family decided to create a line of Interactive Empowerment Jewelry based around the symbol. They named it Zymbol as it is a symbol that represents all letters A through Z.

I received the Women’s Large Pewter Pendant which came in a beautiful box and a message card so that you can let the person you give the gift/necklace to know the message that you intended to share. They completed a card with “Share The Love”  which all letters of this statement can be found in this beautiful necklace.

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Once I opened up the box I was super excited to make sure that you could really find all the letters within this one necklace. So I began the search…. sure enough just as the legend shows you can make all the letters of the alphabet appear.

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The best part about this amazing piece of jewelry is that whenever you purchase a Zymbol, they gift one to a Children’s Hospital. I think this is amazing and love to support companies that give back to the community around them, especially children.

My Zymbol came on a 24″ ball chain which goes perfectly with the Pewter Pendant. It is very sturdy and offers you a beautiful pieces to wear out and about on a daily or even special occasion.

Zymbol 2.fwWith Mother’s Day around the corner surprise mom with a special message from the heart. If you don’t like the necklace you can also select to purchase a Symbol via a different kind of necklace, bracelet, pendant or even earrings, and with father’s day not to far away you can even pick them up for men.  Share a special message with someone you love. Buy a Zymbol and make it a message from the heart!


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Werther’s Original Sugar Free Candy Review – Awesome Product – Check it out! #WerthersSugarFree

I recently had an amazing opportunity to work with and sample some of the Werther’s Original Sugar Free Candy I LOVE candy and LOVE sweets so when I had the opportunity to try the Wearther’s Original Sugar Free line I was beyond excited. This was going to be a great way to satisfy my sweet tooth and also have the satisfaction of something that tasted sweet. With this amazing product you get 100% Caramel Satisfaction with 0% sugar!

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I received a BEAUTIFUL sample box that contained all of the sugar free flavors and the best candy jar. I love that the candy jar was plastic so I don’t have to worry about little ones breaking it. I received a total of  four different flavors of the Werther’s Original Sugar Free candy.

  • Werther’s Original Hard Candy Classic Caramel Sugar Free
  • Werther’s Original Caramel Cinnamon Sugar Free
  • Werther’s Original Caramel Apple Sugar Free
  • Werther’s Original Caramel Coffee Sugar Free


I made sure to share them with my entire family and was surprised to see that we all LOVED the original flavor but we did enjoy the others. My husband LOVED the Caramel Cinnamon, my daughter enjoyed the Caramel Apple and I really enjoyed the Caramel Coffee. They truly have a flavor for everything, but everyone will love the original as well.



Caramels 4.fwMy dad was recently diagnosed with Diabetes so I have found myself being more and more cautious about the amount of sugar my family and I take in. Its a scary thing so every little change you can make to help lower your sugar intake is important. Once you take these amazing candies out of the package you would NEVER know that they are sugar free.

Caramels 3.fwIn addition they have the amazing Werther’s Original flavor that we all know and love. I remember as a little girl getting these from my grandma and enjoying them at her house. Now I can share that same amazing flavor and treat with my family and its better for us in the fact that it has no sugar. In addition to no sugar, with so many of us trying to watch our weight and/or lose weight I am excited to say that these amazing treats are only 8 calories each. You can satisfy that sweet tooth and not have the guilt!

Please comment on this post with a story, flavor you love, or experience you have had with Werther’s Original or Wether’s Original Sugar Free.




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Pear Tree Greeting Review & Giveaway – Enter to win $25.00 Site Credit to Pear Tree Greeting Website!

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I recently had the opportunity to work with Pear Tree Greetings again to review some of their beautiful and fun photo valentine’s day cards. I was so excited to be able to order some fun Valentine’s for my daughter to send to her grandparents and great grand parents as well as pass out at daycare. It was so much fun!

Valentine 2Their products are so nice, I ordered the Happy Valentine’s Day Card — With All Your Heart, which is super cute, “Great things come in small packages, and that’s the case with this Happy Valentine’s Day card. A 3 1/2″ X 4 7/8″ square unfolds into a 10″ X 10″ heart to deliver your message along with a favorite photo. Stylish and unique – exactly what you’re looking for!”

I love that they fold up to fit in a small envelope and unfold to a large beautiful heart that has a photo inside. This is perfect for little ones to send to family members.

In addition to the cards I also ordered some return address labels that match the cards and some fun valentine’s day stickers (Valentine Stickers — Full of Love) for my daughter to use to decorate the envelopes and other things that she wants.

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Valentine 1Overall I am VERY impressed with the high quality of products that I have received from Pear Tree Greeting and would suggest that you give them a try the next time you are looking for custom announcements, cards, invites and more. These products arrived a few days after I ordered them, which surprised me!

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Primary Benefits of Motives® Compact Beauty Review!

Product ReviewsBeauty 1I LOVE makeup and any chance to try some new makeup I always jump on it. Recently I had the opportunity to try the Motives Cosmetics Compact Beauty. This is an awesome little compact with everything that you need all in one place. Here is the Primary Benefits of Motives® Compact Beauty from their website:

  • “All-in-one kit for easy lip and eye touchups
  • Small size fits anywhere and makes it easy to design looks on the go
  • Invent subtle or dramatic styles with six lip glosses and four neutral eyeshadows that will enhance any skin tone or eye color”

This amazing little compact is currently only $21.00. When the compact arrived I was very excited to get it out of the box and check out all the makeup that it was packed full of. I was very impressed by all the beautiful colors included.

beauty 2I was very excited to try all the beautiful eye shadows and lip gloss contained in this compact. I love that it is all self contained and has a lip brush and eye applicator. This has been in my purse for lunch time and after work touch up. This would also be great in your gym bag to touch up after a workout if you workout on your lunch or before work.

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Overall I am very happy with the quality of the makeup and the beautiful presentation that they offered with this product. Click HERE to check out the complete listing for the product and to purchase yours today. In addition with valentine’s day right around the corner this would be great for a teen or young women on your list.


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Balance Bar Healthy Holiday Gift Assortment Review & Giveaway – Enter to win your own Gift Box ($47.00 Value)

I have worked with Balance Bar in the past and have always been very happy with the products that I received. The company is amazing and they are currently celebrating their 20th anniversary. With that celebration comes an awesome Gift box of Balance Bar Products.

Here is a little about Balance Bar from their website: “Founded in 1992, Balance Bar, one of America’s original nutrition/energy bars, inspires consumers to lead active, well-rounded and balanced lives by providing great-tasting, healthy and convenient nutrition for lasting energy. Balance Bars are available in six unique product lines (Original, Gold, Bare, Café, CarbWell, nimble) and all 23 flavors are based on the 40/30/30 nutrition model (40% of calories come from healthy carbohydrates, 30% from quality protein and 30% from dietary fat).”

If you have someone on your shopping list that is hard to buy for but is always on the go this gift box would make an awesome gift. Inside the gift box you receive 20 of the most popular flavors of balance bars, in a fun and festive blue-and-silver keepsake gift box as well as a commemorative, eco-friendly tote bag. I loved this box and was very surprised as to how “gifty” it was.

The bars are all so yummy. The 20 bars included in the gift box are:

Original Almond Brownie

Original Chocolate Craze

Original Cookie Dough

Original Double Chocolate Brownie

Original Honey Peanut

Original Mocha Chip ( I really enjoyed this one)

Original Peanut Butter

Original Yogurt Honey Peanut

Gold Caramel Nut Blast

Gold Chocolate Peanut Butter

Gold Chocolate Mint Cookie Crunch (this one is awesome)

Gold Lemon Meringue Crunch (YUMMY and helps when you feel like Lemon Meringue pie)
Gold S’mores

Gold Triple Chocolate Chaos

BARE Sweet & Salty Chocolate Almond (my husband loved this one)
BARE Sweet & Salty Peanut Butter (this one was very good)

BARE Blueberry Acai

CarbWell Caramel ‘N Chocolate

Café Cinnamon Bun (The name says it all…. awesome and yummy)

Nimble Peanut Butter (perfect for women and very tasty)

As always I was very happy with the Balance Bars and really enjoyed the opportunity to try a wide range of their products in one nice gift box.  You or the person you give this gift to will be happy with the amazing gift.  In addition to the amazing bars, the eco-friendly bag that you will receive is perfect for using at the grocery store as a reusable shopping bag. My daughter has taken over the box to store the Christmas cards as they arrive. So this gift is something that has multiple used and will keep giving even after the bars are gone. The Holiday 20th Anniversary Gift box is $47.00 and includes FREE shipping. Hurry and order yours today before they are gone! Also orders must be placed by December 18, 2012 to qualify for free ground shipping. Click HERE to order yours now! Also, For more information, visit Follow Balance Bar for tips and nutritional information on Facebook ( and Twitter (

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Nature’s Hand Granola Review – Enter to win TWO Yummy Bags!

Having healthy snacks around the house for my family is something that is very important to me. I want us all to be as healthy as possible. So I was excited to be able to try some of the Yummy Granola from Nature’s Hand. Here is a little about where Nature’s Hand is today after being around for over 40 years….. “Today, Nature’s Hand granola continues to evolve.  While the company still offers its Original Vanilla Almond flavor, the recipes have been enhanced to add flavor and texture to the granola while still maintaining the health benefits of the product.  We are proud of what we have developed because it gives us the best of both worlds; our original, foundational granola and our new, enhanced granolas.”

With amazing flavors like Wild Blueberry, Cranberry Delight, Raisin Hazelnut, Cinnamon Apple, French Vanilla and more I am sure you will find a flavor or two that you love. In addition to amazing granola Nature’s Hand also offers some awesome recipes like:


 ½ cup butter or margarine
¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 cups Nature’s Hand granola
1 cup (6 oz pkg.) chocolate chips

What to do:

In medium saucepan, heat butter and brown sugar until mixture boils; boil 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in granola. Turn onto ungreased baking sheet and press to ¼ inch thickness. Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over top. Place in warm oven a few minutes until chips become glossy. With back of spoon, spread chocolate to frost candy. Refrigerate to set chocolate. Break into pieces.
These granola’s are great for a snack, added on yogurt or to cook and bake with. Whatever your desire I would suggest giving the Nature’s Hand Granola a try. This is some of the freshest, best tasting granola that I have tried. Its 100% Natural, with no artificial colors or flavors, no preservatives, no sodium and also no trans fats. Perfect healthy snack or add on in my house.  One 13oz bag is $4.99 on the Nature’s Hand website, you can also purchase a case which contains 6 13oz bags for $29.94 (the best deal).

For more information about the yummy and amazing granola’s available from Nature’s Hand check them out online via their website, facebook, twitter and pinterest pages.

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Almondina Review and Giveaway – Enter to win a Prize pack of Almondina

Do you love cookies?  I know I do…. I found a “delicious cookie without the guilt” from Almondina. Here is a little about  Almondina, “Almondina® is the inspiring success story of a man whose great loves include both music and wonderful food. For generations his family loved his grandmother Dina’s most secret cookie, which she called Petit Gateau Sec. Yuval Zaliouk, an internationally known symphony conductor and gourmet chef, always had a special place in his heart (and stomach) for this exquisite, crispy wafer with the delicate flavor of roasted almonds and the natural sweetness of plump raisins… This all-natural, crispy almond cookie has no cholesterol and no added fat, salt, or preservatives. It is wonderfully crunchy and does not have to be dipped. It is a delightful accompaniment for coffee, tea, soft cheeses and fine light wines. The rush to eliminate fat from gourmet foods too often has also eliminated most of the flavor, a fact which is in sharp contrast to this enticingly delicious cookie.”

They are awesome almond biscuits that come in many different flavors like, Original, Sesame, Gingerspice, Chocolate Cherry, Choconut, Cinnaroma and more. The main ingredient in all of the Almondina Cookies are Almonds. There are many different health benefits of Almonds.  According to the Almondina website, 5 healthful Almond Facts 

  1. Eating whole almonds, as part of a diet low in saturated fat, can significantly lower the risk of heart disease.

  2. Certain varieties of nuts, like almonds have been shown in recent research to lower your cholesterol level, thereby reducing your risk of coronary heart disease.

  3. Almonds contain significant amounts of magnesium, vitamin E, fiber, and potassium, all are beneficial to coronary health.

  4. Do you know which type of vitamin E the human body absorbs best? It’s called alpha-tocopherol vitamin E and lucky for you, California Almonds are one of the leading food sources of this important antioxidant. It can help neutralize free-radicals in your body and help you feel your best day and night.

  5. To keep your body, and especially your heart, in the best shape possible, it’s important to maintain a healthy weight. That’s why integrating almonds into your diet is not only a smart choice, but also a truly satisfying one. Almonds don’t just stave off hunger, they also provide fibre, ‘good’ monounsaturated fats, and 6 grams of protein to help give you that ‘full’ feeling we all want from our food.

So not only are these cookies amazing, guilt free, they also have great health benefits. My favorite was the Gingerspice. I really loved the amazing flavors that these cookies had. Overall I enjoyed them all and could not stop eating them. Luckily they are small pieces so a few of them is not bad. I would strongly encourage everyone to give them a try. You can purchase a 4 oz. bag on the Almondina website for $3.49 each. Or you can purchase a 24-Pack (24 x 4 oz. bag) for $3.09 a bag. These would be great gifts around the holiday. For more information about Almondina check them out online via their website, facebook and twitter page.

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