Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Magic Whiteboard


Ever wish whiteboards were more portable?  That you could carry one  in a binder or folder.  This is now possible.  Magic Whiteboard is an amazing product that takes the traditional whiteboard and has made it super lightweight and portable.  This whiteboard is the size of a normal letter sized piece of paper.  Larger pieces are available as well but I got the letter size.  It is super neat.  It can be used for all kinds of things from entertaining your kids, to grocery list, to work.

Bejeweled Bubbles Giveaway Hosted by The Momma And Boys

Giveaway is hosted by The Momma And Boys!

If you have children you know how hard it can be to have them wash their hands. They may forget at times and with Bejeweled Bubbles you no longer have to worry about that. Bejeweled Bubbles is great to encourage children to wash their hands as it can have a hidden toy inside it. Although they have toys for children in their soaps they also have soaps with Necklaces, clean cash bars, blessing bars, or even ones for men.

Organize Your Plastic Bags

 I always used plastic grocery bags to bag up Munchkin 2's diapers to keep the smell down.  Before I would keep them in her diaper bag in a side pocket and they pretty much stayed out of the way but now we have retired her diaper bag.  I was unsure where to keep the bags so they were not in my purse because it made my purse feel cluttered and small.

Before and After

Webroot AntiVirus Security Software

 One thing I have always noticed about some security software is it is developed solely for you computer.  What about other devices such as your tablet or phone?  They also usually slow down you system.  There is one Security software that doesn't slow your system and you can use it on your mobile devices as well.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Rock N Learn Giveaway Hosted by Mommy Lesson Plans

The Rock N Learn Giveaway Hosted by Mommy Lesson Plans


Rock 'N Learn began as an idea that would help kids learn by putting educational information to music that children enjoy and find motivating. Rock 'N Learn programs help youngsters understand math, phonics, reading, early childhood, social studies, Spanish, test-taking strategies, writing, and science.
One winner will receive a DVD of their choice!

Monday, January 28, 2013

The Vacation Escapade Part 2

continued........    Read Part 1 HERE

As we sat in the car and pulled out our smart phones I remembered that I had seen many hotels for less than $40 a night in Flagstaff on Travelocity when we were researching hotels the first time around.  So again I pulled up Travelocity and began to look at hotels and prices.  We decided to give the Ramada a call since that was a hotel we knew by name and trusted.  I called and spoke to a super nice man who told me that they had available rooms (YEA!) and could match the rate I was seeing on Travelocity.  That was awesome because the rate I was seeing was $38 a night!  The hotel was only a few miles away so we made a reservation and headed over!  It turned out that the hotel was right across the street from the Walmart we were at earlier int eh day.  I ran into the office and checked in while everyone waited in the car.  This time I used cash in case we needed a refund because luck didn't seem to be on our side yet for this trip.

After getting the key we drove around to where our room was and unpacked (again).  This room was much nicer than at the Ski Lodge and Cabins.  It had a flat screen TV, telephone, desk, mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker, small closet, and even extra outlets on the nightstand and desk for convenience to plug in your electronics.  I was thrilled!  So we settled in a bit then bundled up and went out to the parking lot to play int the snow. 

The snow in the parking lot was plowed snow so not very good to play in but the kids didn't care, they were just happy to be out of the car and in the snow.  But we decided to walk around a bit and see if we could find a spot with better snow.  We ended up finding a small area off to the side of a bike trail that had untouched snow that was perfect for playing in.  Munchkin 2 decided it was the perfect time to make a snow angle while Munchkin 1 made tunnels in the snow with his hand. 

Snow Play

 The Making of an Angel

The Angel

Since we had found a great place to play for a bit Hubby ran back to the hotel room and grabbed the little sled so the kids could sled down the hill that was there.  The snow was a little to soft to sled but they still had fun trying.  They would get partway down then get stuck, Munchkin 2 would get a little farther than Munchkin 1. 

It wasn't long though before Munchkin 2 was crying because her poor little hands were frozen.  So we headed back to the hotel for some hot chocolate and to figure out dinner. Dinner was a challenge because we were short funded because of the mishap at the first hotel so we had over $200 less than we thought we were going to have.  I had a gift card for McDonald's that I had gotten through Klout so we decided to just do a bunch of stuff off the dollar menu and call it good.  So that is what we did.

The next morning we got up and almost missed the free hot breakfast at the hotel, yep they had a free hot breakfast too, because we thought it ended an hour later than it did but got there in time to grab a quick bite before starting the day.  Although Munchkin 2 just seemed to want to play with the jelly and toast rather than eat anything.  That would be Hubby's fault for letting her do it on her own.  :)

The Munchkins Hanging out Watching TV

We spent the morning in the hotel room hanging out and watching TV.  The kids laid claim to Hubby and I's tablets for  a while.  We decided not to go out until after lunch.  We just did a  $5 Hot and Ready Large Pepperoni Pizza for lunch and then headed out to Wing Mountain which is the play mountain. 

Sledding Fun

Wing Mountain cost $12 per car to get in and it was pretty neat.  They had a few hill to sled down, a smaller one and a bigger one.  We started on the smaller one since this was the Munchkins 1st time then made our way to the bigger one.  We had brought our boogie board as well and took the kids down on it.  It was a blast.  We do wish however that it was colder because a lot of the snow had melted and there were huge puddles everywhere that we kept sliding through.  It was also mostly ice rather than snow so we couldn't really make a snow man.

The Munchkins

The View

On the way back to the hotel though we stopped by Snowbowl to check it our since the Munchkins and I had never seen it.  It was neat.  We stopped at a little area and went down a small hill and there the snow was perfect.  There was even a half built snowman that Munchkin 1 thought was awesome.  The view was incredible and I got some great pictures of the Munchkins.  They were pooped though and we were all cold so didn't really play in the snow.  But next time we know where to go!

Back at the hotel we did the $5 Hot and Ready pizza again for dinner and then just lazed around.  I got in the shower around 9 and by the time I got out everyone, including Hubby was asleep.  I wasn't even in the shower for very long.  I had some good quite time though!

The next morning we went down for breakfast (earlier this time) and then went back to the room to pack up and head out.  It was nice that since I paid cash I didn't even have to check out.  All I had to do was leave the keys in the room when I left.  It doesn't get much easier than that! 

Our trip was great.  It was stressful at times and had a rocky start but everything worked out and we had some wonderful time as a family.  This is a trip we plan on making an annual event but now we know where to stay (and where not to stay) and some really cool places to go to play in the snow.  I think next year though we are going to go earlier in January so the snow will be fresher and we might even get some while we are there.

Don Sabrosa Salsa Giveaway Hosted by Mommy Lesson Plans

The Don Sabrosa Salsa Giveaway Hosted by Mommy Lesson Plans

tortilla soup

The Don Sabrosa Company makes incredible salsas in a variety of flavors. It is made with all natural healthy ingredients, such as tomatoes, peaches, honey, and blueberries. They have a heat level to suit every taste.

Currently, you can find their salsa on their website, however, it would be appreciated if you could join the “Don’t be Deprived” campaign and request that they be sold in your local grocery store.

The Don Sabrosa Company is generously offering a Black Bean & Corn Salsa Bowl for this giveaway.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Kopali Organics Snack Pack Giveaway! Hosted by Must Love Freebies


Welcome to the Kopali Organics Snack Pack Giveaway!

Hosted by Must Love Freebies

Sponsored by Kopali Organics

I recently had the opportunity to try Kopali Organics snacks. I had never tried organic foods before and I was truly amazed at the flavor! My whole family loved them including my very picky 3 year old! These are also snacks I feel good giving to my kids because they do not have all that corn syrup and refined sugar! For more info you can read my full review HERE.

Now time for the giveaway!!!

Coach Bag Giveaway! Hosted by Rude Mom

Welcome to the I Want A Coach Giveaway!! 

Hosted by Rude Mom 

One Lucky winner is going to receive the Poppy Floral Print Perri Hippie Coach Handbag ($198.00 Value)

Mystery Beauty Box Giveaway!

This giveaway is hosted by The Teen Couponer

The Teen Couponer has reached 100 "Likes"!  Let's help her celebrate by showing her some love.  Make sure you visit her page to congratulate her and tell her Jenn, Mom of Two Munchkins sent you.

She is celebrating this milestone with a giveaway.  There will TWO WINNERS.  The prizes are

Friday, January 25, 2013

The Vacation Escapade

Higher prices do not always mean higher quality.  Recently we went on vacation to Arizona's Snowbowl for a few days with the kids so they could play in the snow for the first time.  My Hubby and I researched hotel options.  We looked at the hotels and motels in the actual city of Flagstaff and the hotel closest to Snowbowl.  After weighing the pros and cons we decided to stay at the

Vinyl Disorder Giveaway!! Hosted by Rude Mom

Welcome to the Vinyl Disorder Giveaway!!
Hosted by Rude Mom
and Sponsored by Vinyl Disorder
Rude Mom had the chance to review Vinyl Disorder's amazing decals for her self and loved read the full review you can go HERE.

Show off your unique family on the family car with our vinyl decal family kits and mix and match stick family car decals. Every member of the family is special, which is why you get to pick and choose individual stick family decals to represent each of the unique members of your family on your car or even walls. There are stick family car decals for every member of the family, from baby figure stickers to grandparents figure decals to choose from. You can choose to add stick family members for those other things that define who your family is our pets stick people and other car family decals. Looking for untraditional vinyl decal family kits? Or vinyl decal family kits are a fun twist on the typical car window stickers family, with different themes to choose from, ranging from sports to Star Wars family decals.

Now the Giveaway!!

Kids And Jeans Giveaway

 I am sure I am not alone in the fact that my children outgrow their clothes in a blink of an eye, especially jeans.  Munchkin 1 & 2 will put on a pair of jeans and I will realize that they are 2 inches too short.  I could swear that the same pair of jeans fit them the week before.  Buying all new jeans every few months can get expensive which is why I usually go to thrift stores.

I have recently found

Welcome to the Noxicare Supplements Giveaway!! Hosted by Rude Mom

Welcome to the Noxicare Supplements Giveaway!!
Hosted by Rude Mom
and Sponsored by Noxicare
Rude Mom had the chance to review Noxicare's Joint and Muscle Support Suuplement for her self and loved read the full review you can go HERE.
Noxicare™ Natural Pain Relief is a breakthrough natural, patented pain relief formula that is a proprietary combination of 7 of the world’s most potent natural pain relievers that quickly and effectively alleviate inflammation, muscle aches and nerve pain—with NO known side effects and without a prescription.

Now the Giveaway!!

Applewood Smoked Bacon Dip Hosted by Mommy Lesson Plans

The Applewood Smoked Bacon Dip Hosted by Mommy Lesson Plans


In Loving Memory Giveaway. Hosted by The Momma And Boys

This review and giveaway is hosted by The Momma And Boys.

I was very honored to be able to be given the chance to write this review. I lost my best friend Sheri almost a year ago to epilepsy.

I Am In Love With.........

Yep, it is official!  I am in love with the Epica Wolf Claw Meat Handler Forks!  They are absolutely incredible!  I love to make Shredded pork sandwiches but I always hate having to take the pork butt out of the crock pot.  I used to use two dinner forks or two sets of tongs and neither worked well at all.  The pork butt would be so tender it would literally fall apart as I was lifting it out of the crock pot so there would be a trail of pork from the crock pot to the plate.  Then I would have to go chase whatever was left in the crock pot until I got all the meat.  It was a pain.  Then I would have to shred the pork.  Even though it was fall apart tender it was still awkward to shred and took forever!  I would use two forks and it never shredded it very small and the meat was super hot so I couldn't use my hands.

Easy Lifting

So you can imagine

Thursday, January 24, 2013

StickerHub is A Sticker Bust

I was asked to review customized stickers from  Great right?  I thought so too.  I thought it was really cool that they had so many shapes and sizes of stickers to choose from.  It really was like creating my own personalized sticker form scratch.  I had a blast making my sticker and picking a picture to use.  When I was done I thought the sticker looked great and submitted it.

When I got the stickers in the mail, my heart fell.  I was extremely disappointed in what I had been sent.  The stickers were the size and shape I requested but the picture was extremely pixelated and it did not look good at all.  Now this could have been the fault of the picture I chose or a printing error but either way I was disappointed with the product I had received. 

You can see how pixelated the sticker was in this picture.

So I did what any unhappy customer would do I contacted  I emailed the person who was supposed to be working with me for the review but they did not respond.  I did this THREE times!  And each time no response.  By this time I was past annoyed and very irritated but their was nothing I could do if the company would not return my emails.

So here I sit writing this review as tastefully as I know how because every time I look at those stickers or think about them it brings to mind a company that sent a inferior product and then would not address my concerns.  To me this just says bad business practices.  One of my biggest pet peeves is bad customer service.  I understand mistake happen but I also expect companies to do whatever they can to fix the mistake or at least acknowledge that I had an issue instead of ignoring me each time I contact them about the problem.

Jenn, Mom Of Two Munchkins was provided with a free sample of this product to review, and was under no obligation to review it.  Nor was Jenn, Mom Of Two Munchkins under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Enter to Win OraMD

OraMD is a natural alternative to traditional toothpaste and mouthwash.   Traditional toothpaste has a number of chemical in it that are terrible for your mouth.  One of the chemical in traditional toothpaste is Sodium Laurel Sulfate which is known to cause skin irritation and is used in car wash soap and garage floor cleaners!  YUCK!  Why would companies want us to put

Free Oscar Mayer Shredded Pork!

Give a Taste-a-monial and get a coupon for a free product*!

*Coupon can be good up to the amount of a free product depending on the number of taste-a-monials given. 

$5 Amazon Gift Card

Answer a question and get a $5 Amazon Gift card

Your Facebook account must be connected to Amazon to claim the promotional credit. Upon successful completion of the Share & Claim action, a $5 Amazon credit will be automatically applied to your Amazon account. Promotional credits must be redeemed by 11:59 p.m. PT on June 30, 2013. Limit one promotional credit per customer.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Voodoo Sugar Giveaway Hosted by Mommy Lesson Plans

The Voodoo Sugar Giveaway Hosted by Mommy Lesson Plans


Aerobie Skylighter Flying Disc

My family likes to go out back and throw a disc around.  Unfortunately we live in Arizona where it is unbearably hot for most of the year during the day.  Because of the heat we have resolved to doing our disc throwing after dinner which doesn't leave much time because it gets too dark to see the disc coming at you.  It would still be light enough to see but very difficult to see a small flying disc coming at your face!

We had to find a solution because we loved this family time after dinner.  It got us outside and away from the couch and we were spending time together making memories.  That is priceless and I didn't want to lose that because it got too dark to see the disc.  We had to find a solution and I did!  My solution is the Aerobie Skylighter flying disc.  It is

Let Your Shoe Fit Your "Sole"


 I have never been much of a "shoe girl".  I think it is because I am so picky on my shoes and how they fit.  Zipz shoes are really neat.  I got a pair for Munchkin 1 and he loves them.  After seeing them I think I want

Blessing Bar From Bejeweled Bubbles

As I am sure your family does, our family washes our hands a lot.  We love to use soaps that smell nice and get our hands clean.  It can't be just one or other.  I don't like the "soap smell".  I am sure you know the one I am talking about.  I want my soap to have a personality, okay well scent at least.  I am pretty picky when it comes to my soaps but I have found one that has even more personality than I dreamed possible.  I know it is strange to hear (or read) of soaps having personality but what can I say....I like soap.

The soap I have discovered is unlike anything I have ever seen and think it is very clever.  Bejeweled Bubbles makes all types of soaps that have surprises in them!  They have soaps with jewelry and soaps with money.  Bejeweled Bubbles have many more types as well.  They even have

Celebrate My 30 & Flirty Birthday Event

Hosted by Jenn, Mom of Two Munchkins

Well it has happened.  I have reached my 30th birthday!  I thought I would give you the presents.  What do you think?  Sound good?  There are a ton of great prizes to win and I have decided that I will throw in surprise entries throughout the giveaway so you want to make sure to check back everyday because you never know when these extra entries will pop up and they will only be available for a limited time! 

This giveaway would not have been possible without these sponsors; Jenn, Mom of Two Munchkins, Zipz Shoes, Corset Chick, magicJack, Simply Eden, Bejeweled Bubbles, and Paparazzi Jewelry by Susanne.

Prizes include: 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Be My Valentine's Candle Giveaway Hosted by Rude Mom

Welcome to the Be My Valentine's Candle Giveaway 
Hosted by Rude Mom and Sponsored by Jewelry Candles

Jewelry Candles Wax Roses Giveaway hosted by Rude Mom

Welcome to the Jewelry Candles Wax Roses Giveaway hosted by Rude Mom
and Sponsored by Jewelry Candles

Wax Roses are made of wood and they last a pretty long time. They are triple dipped in wax to ensure you an amazing smell for a long time! Each set can last about 6 months to a year. The only thing that you would have to do with the roses each month is heat them gently with a hair dryer for the aroma to fill the air. Each set comes in 6 different colors; white, lavender pink, red, yellow, and light blue. Each set (1 dozen roses) come in an elegant box and the roses come with a bow wrapped around the stems. There is also a special surprise with ever set of roses! Each dozen comes with a hidden jewel with a value from $10 to $7500! You never know what you are going to get! Can you imagine giving this to that someone special and then they see the beautiful jewel that comes with them?

One lucky winner will be receiving a dozen wax roses with a hidden jewel inside! Giveaway is open to the US, 18+. Will run from January 22nd at 7 pm until February 6th, 2013. Enter the Giveaway Tool form below for your chance to win. Good Luck!

Pawalla Giveaway!! Hosted by Rude Mom

Welcome to the Pawalla Giveaway!!
Hosted by Rude Mom
and Sponsored by Pawalla

Rude Mom had the chance to review the Pawalla Cat Box for her kitty Isis and loved read the full review you can go HERE.

About Pawalla:
Pawalla was built from the belief that our loving pets should enjoy a varied diet of healthy foods and treats, just as we want for all our loved ones.  They provide a monthly selection of premium, all-natural wet foods, delicious treats, healthy supplements, essentials and toys. All foods, treats, and supplements are hand selected by our pet nutritionist based on the age and size of your cat or dog.
They're excited by the opportunity to surprise and delight four-legged family members every month while helping pet parents to discover new quality wet foods, treats, and other products. They hope you'll give them a try and let them know what you (and your loyal best friend) think.

Now the Giveaway!!
Two lucky winners are going to win a Pawalla Pet Box for their cat or dog!!
This giveaway will run from 11 pm on 1/21 to 2/12 at 1 am
Open to US and Canadian residents. 18+
Enter using the Giveaway Tool below and Good Luck!!

Skoy Cloths Giveaway Hosted by Must Love Freebies


Skoy eco-friendly cleaning cloths are amazing! They save you time and money plus they are green! I hate spending tons of money on paper towels but sponges and dish cloths get nasty and have to be thrown away. Skoy cloths replace all of those! They are excellent at scrubbing because of the textures design on both sides, they rinse clean with a little soap, and are reusable. You can also toss them in the wash and one will last for months! You can read my full review HERE.

Skoy Cloths is giving one of my lucky readers a 4 pack of their cloths to try for yourself! Now you too can stop wasting your money on paper towels and get a spectacular clean!

Giveaway is open worldwide. Must be 18+ to enter. Giveaway runs from 1/21 - 2/4


Jenn, Mom Of Two Munchkins is not responsible for shipping of prize.