Sunday, March 29, 2009

Land's End Comes Out with New UV Protective Clothing!

This is NOT and advertisement, you can see the advertisement on my review blog.

Okay, have you seen my kids? They are difinitely fair skinned and prone to burning, which makes living in the middle of the desert a difficult thing.

Up til now it has been a constant battle of wills to get them to wear sunscreen. They are doing much better about covering their heads though. "It's stinks! It's sticky! It feels gross! It burns my eyes!" are all things I hear when I try slather them with stuff or spray them on their way out the door so they can run around outside.

So as a person who knows how badly sun can damage your skin, I am glad Land's End has come out with this new line of clothing. I am actually really excited to try it and seeing as how we are going to reach almost 90 today, I will soon have the chance!

Can I just take this opportunity to say again how much I despise living in Phoenix in the summer? March 2nd...the rest of the country gets snow, we get 90 degrees. I'm scared...will we reach 100 in April? I'm not ready for the brain searing heat, people!

Friday, March 27, 2009

New Snuggle Creme $2 Coupon

Laundry is one of those necessary evils in life...nobody really likes it, but it has to be done! One thing that helps me get through it is knowing that my clothes will smell nice and clean and feel soft to the touch when I pull them out of the dryer and put them on. Yeah...we pretty much get dressed by the dryer, 'cause I never get caught up enough to have all my clothes folded and put away.

Anyway...the folks at Snuggle have a new product and have offered all of my readers a $2 off coupon for their new fabric creme. I know...creme. It sounds so luxurious, doesn't it? Now for the record, I have not tried the product yet, but I am definitely up for an experiment when I have a $2 coupon to help me save on my purchase!

It's available in two indulgent scents - Sweet Almond and Jojoba Essence. It has a rich, creamy textures and delicate fragrance designed to leave your clothes feeling smooth.

The Liquid concentrate comes in 32, 50, 150 load bottles and it now comes in sheets as well, which come in boxes of 70 count and 105 count. I'm all for the dryer sheets...I'm totally into convenience!


Friday, March 20, 2009

For the Love of Cheese

We are cheese people. There is not a day that goes by that someone in my family doesn't ask for cheese. Sometimes on sandwiches, sometimes melted on vegetables, sometimes for cheese crisps. We are a cheese loving family.

So I was excited to see that Borden loves cheese people like us. They love us so much they have created some new products! They are called Single Sensations and come in new flavors like Applewood Bacon Cheddar, Sun-dried Tomato Basil and Southwest PepperJack. I am so tasting them on a grilled burger right now!

And just so you know how excited I am? I am getting nothing for this review or post...not even free cheese! I am doing it because the cheese sounds awesome and because I want to let you know about the contest Borden is currently running, cause who couldn't use some help during these difficult times, yeah?

Borden wants to hear about all of the great people we know. Tell Borden about someone you think has done something sensational in your community. If your nomination gets the most votes, you both win a year's worth of groceries! Dang! And why is this so awesome? Because the only thing better than cheese? Is cheese you and your friend will be eating on chips and salsa that you won because your friend is wicked awesome and loves to serve his/her community! Am I right?

So why are you still here? Get over to Borden!!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Ballas Hough Band New CD Review

Have you heard of the Ballas Hough Band? They're new. If you're a fan of Dancing with the Stars (I catch it now and again...Cloris Leachman was a hoot last season!), you'll recognize the 2 lead singers of BHB. Mark and Derek were both top dancers on the show the last few seasons! So they dance AND sing! And now they have a band!

I listened to the CD yesterday when I went to pick up the kids from school. The songs all have a really fresh sound, very upbeat. The first song on the CD, "Do It For You," was co-written by the new American Idol judge, Kira DioGuardi. The second track, "Devastated" was kind of edgy and with lots of interesting musical sounds to back up the singing. "Longing For" is a nice, sweet ballad that will have your tween girls swooning,

My boys are 7 and 9 and thought the music was kind of "cool" and my 13 year old niece has hijacked the CD. While I enjoyed the songs, I think Ballas Hough's audience really is the "tween" set. Their songs, while hip and current, have a Boy Band sound that I could not listen to more than once in awhile. My niece big red puffy hearts them!

I hope the band makes it though, because they really are talented guys and I think they will continue to have an impact on the music world. It will be interesting to see how their sound and music matures as they continue their career. Their music is fresh and fun, but I think it plays better for a younger crowd.

Wanna check out the new CD? Buy it here.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Win a New Vacuum!!

Have you seen Arizona Midday on Channel 12 News? It airs from 1-2 pm weekdays. Destry Jetton (doesn't her name totally bring to mind some beautiful and mysterious cowgirl from the Wild West?) is the host of the show which focuses on family here in the Valley. We have everything from fun fashion segments and makeovers to things around the house and finance fixes.

She's started a Family Feedback Forum and wants you to join! If you do, you'll be entered to win a state-of-the-art vacuum! All you have to do is send me an email at saying you want to be a member and you'd like to be entered into the contest.

One winner will receive a Hoover Platinum Lightweight Bagged Upright Vacuum valued at nearly $400! It's a two-in-one vacuum with a ton of features to make this household chore a breeze! To see full rules and eligiblity for this contest, click here.

You have to go to her site, not mine, to sign up. I repeat, her site. Not mine. If you try to enter the contest on my site I will have to give you my crappy vacuum that has to have the filter cleaned halfway through each room. You wouldn't be happy with it. Then you would be mad at me and this whole uncomfortable thing would happen everytime you visit my would jsut be too awkward. So click here and find out more about the Family Feedback Forum and enter to win a new vacuum!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Land's End Has New UV Protective Summer Clothing!

Introducing The New Lands' End Collection

In December we had asked you to provide some insight into what matters most to Moms when it comes to summer clothing and summer safety. We wanted to let you know that your opinions have made a difference!! Thanks to your valuable insights and opinions, Lands' End has created a new collection of clothing... and they couldn't have done it without YOU!

More than ever before, people are aware of the sun's damaging affects on unprotected skin. From painful sunburns, to serious skin diseases, to cancer; overexposure has people concerned about excessive time in the sun. Lands' End answered your concerns with a new, innovative, protective, and stylish collection of clothes simply called Sun.Life. The new Sun.Life collection is a full line of adjustable, breathable, and comfortable clothes for the entire family with an Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) rating of 30 or 50.

"Our customers always look for the best quality, performance and style and we have built in all the attributes we felt were absolutely necessary to offer a fully functional, sun-protective outdoor apparel collection with everyday comfort and style."Suzanne Bryant, Vice President of Design for Lands' End.

To address your concerns, the new Sun.Life line offers bright colors and patterns along with cotton-rich fabric blends that keeps the entire collection looking like normal, everyday clothes! Here are just some of the really great Sun.Life items you might enjoy:

Click on the image below to watch how Lands' End's new collection is something every mom can appreciate and enjoy:

And for a limited time, Lands' End is offering MomSelect members FREE SHIPPING on your Sun.Life purchases. Just use the following information at checkout:

Promo code: KIDSSUN

Pin #: 6852

End Date: March 9, 2009

Limited Time Offer - Receive Free Shipping and handling on up to two orders that include regular priced merchandise to U.S. addresses (includes U.S. territories, APO/FPO) when you supply a valid Promotion Code and PIN at the time of order. 4-7 business day delivery to most addresses. For items with monogramming, engraving, or hemming requests please allow another 1-2 business days. Shipping upgrades, drop shipments and items requiring Specialty Shipping excluded. This offer has no cash value and is not redeemable for cash. Applies only to merchandise purchased from and Lands' End consumer catalogs. Not redeemable at Lands' End®, Sears® and Kmart® retail stores; at and; on Lands' End Business Outfitters purchases; or by SHC employees. Consumer is responsible for applicable taxes. Offer valid through 11:59 p.m. CST Monday, March 9, 2009. Not valid on previous purchases or when combined with any other promotional offer.