Friday, March 27, 2009

Review & Giveaway ~ Windex Outdoor All in One

Cleaning our outdoor windows can be a pain. They are hard to reach, but need to be cleaned. It makes the exterior look better, plus you get better sunlight inside. When I found out Windex came out with a new All in one, Outdoor cleaner, I was pretty excited.

New Windex™
Outdoor All-in-One
glass cleaning tool provides a faster, easier way to clean outdoor windows.

Say goodbye to hand-drying with Windex's® Special Sheeting Action Formula that prevents streaks and spotting

• Clean 20 windows† with a single pad! (refills available)

Reach up to 11 ft. so you can safely and easily tackle tough outdoor grime without the hassle of using a ladder.

Cleans outdoor windows in just 3 easy steps:

SPRAY window and cleaning pad with garden hose.
WIPE window with cleaning pad.
RINSE window with garden hose. No need to hand dry.

When you get the kit, you have to assemble the pole. It is really easy, just clicks in place. When you go to clean your windows, just pull out your garden hose ~ spray down the windows and the Windex cleaning pad. Then just wipe down the windows, when finished spray them again with hose. That is it! No need to dry them or anything. The windows come out clean with barely any work. The Windex All in One outdoor cleaner is amazing!

The wonderful people over at SC Johnson are giving away one of my readers there very own Windex Outdoor All-in-One starter kit!

Just head over the website and tell me either a product from Windex you love or one you want to try.

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Giveaway ends on April 10th at 11:59pm

This post was written for Family Review Network as part of a program by SC Johnson, who also supplied the product for review and give away.

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Review ~ Life on Record

I love looking for unique gift ideas, especially ones that focus on memories. A really unique way to celebrate something important is LifeOnRecord®.

LifeOnRecord® is a service that allows people to capture and record life’s important stories and memories from any phone. The process is very simple. After enrolling with the LifeOnRecord® service you receive a toll free number set up specifically for your event. This can be a birthday, anniversary, wedding or any other special occasion you may have. LifeOnRecord® will then send you instructions for how to record a greeting for your account, as well as providing you with fantastically detailed tips for how to alert others about participation. You can then invite friends and family members to call the toll free number to record a special story or memory about the person you are honoring. LifeOnRecord® allows you to view and listen to all of the recordings, decide on the final order of recordings and delete any messages if necessary. Once all of the messages have been recorded, you can choose to purchase the set of audio recordings on CD from LifeOnRecord® or you can download them to your iTunes account to create the CD yourself.

The service is really easy to use. One great thing about LifeOnRecord® is that even people that are not computer savvy can do this. All it involves is recording messages on the phone. That way Grandma and Grandpa can even be included. The set up is really easy & it makes a life long gift for your loved one!

This review brought to you by LifeOnRecord® and Family Review Network.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Money-Saving, Horizon-Expanding Travel Books

Are you planning your 2009 Vacation yet? Thanks to Mom Fuse, I found a great travel book shop called The Intrepid Traveler. They specialize in books for Florida. If you are planning a Disney World vacation, they have a great assortment of books.

I got to review the Orlando 3 Pack of books. With the 3 pack, you get the premier guidebooks to every single attraction in Orlando at a special combination price that can't be beat. You get Universal Orlando, the only grownup guidebook devoted exclusively to the hottest new resort destination in central Florida, and The Hassle-Free Walt Disney World Vacation, PLUS SeaWorld, Discovery Cove & Aquatica: Orlando's Salute to the Seas. These books have a combined retail value of $47.85, but thanks to this exclusive, Internet-only offer, you get ALL THREE books for just $24.95, a saving of nearly 48%!

Seaworld is one of my favorite places. We used to have one near by, but now the closest is in Florida. I was excited to read through SeaWorld, Discovery Cove & Aqautica. It starts out with some history of Orlando's Theme parks. Then it goes into information about Seaworld, Discovery Cove and Aqautica. This is your luxury guide to three great theme parks and two fabulous water parks. Includes . . .
  • SeaWorld, home of Shamu.
  • Discovery Cove, the swim-with-the-dolphins resort
  • Aquatica, SeaWorld's water park, complete with dolphins!
  • Busch Gardens Africa, world-class zoo, world-class coasters.
  • Adventure Islands, Tampa's own water park.
  • A chapter on the luxury resort hotels that ring SeaWorld.
If your 2009 Vacation Plans include Universal Orlando, then the Universal Orlando 2009 The Ultimate Guide to the Ultimate Theme park adventure is a must have. It is a comprehensive, 264 softcover book that has everything you need to know about Universal! It is updated for 2009 with all of the new attractions.

The last book that I read for review is probably my favorite, The Other Orlando. It is a huge 300+ page book that covers everything you need to know about Orlando, Florida! Here is the description from The Intrepid Traveler ~

Orlando's not a one-mouse town!

For the first time, an Orlando guidebook provides the in-depth coverage for which other guidebooks just don't have space. Imagine: over 50 pages devoted just to Sea World, plus a complete chapter on Discovery Cove, the new swim-with-dolphins attraction. Complete reviews of every non-Disney, non-Universal attraction, plus . . .

  • Individual review of every attraction.
  • Complete chapters on Cypress Gardens, Splendid China, Kennedy Space Center, and Busch Gardens Tampa.
  • The "real" Florida of pristine wilderness walks and unspoiled canoe trails.
  • Orlando's exploding arts scene.
  • Insider tips to help you get the most out of your visit and maximize your vacation enjoyment.
it is priced right and I highly recommend it if you are thinking of making your Orlando vacation the best one ever!

You can find out even more about Orlando on the Orlando Blog.

So, have you been to Orlando? What is your favorite thing to do there?

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Giveaway ~ Acai Xtra from AgroLabs

Naturally Acai Xtra, of the Acai berry fame, is a new product offered by AgroLabs, the leader in liquid nutrition. Recently, the Acai berry has become all the rage with celebrities and health experts alike – including one of Oprah’s guest doctors who named Açaí as the number one superfood in the world.

Naturally Açai Xtra™

* Available in 16 oz. & 32 oz.

* Recommended daily dosage not to exceed 3 ounces

* Ready to bring it up a notch? Acai is the only super berry on the market that has Vitamin B1, B2, B3, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Phosphorus, Calcium, Potassium, Fiber, Proteins, good fatty acids such as Omega 6, Omega 9.

* Packed with antioxidants (Acai has been proven to have 33 times the antioxidant content as red wine grapes.)

· Natives of the Amazon have used Açai for hundreds of years to promote energy, healthy digestion and good health.* Açai is particularly rich in fatty acids and palmitic acid, 19 amino acids with especially high contents of aspartic acid and glutaminic acid and an abundance of antioxidants. Recently, Açai has been recommended by leading anti-aging physicians and researchers. In addition to the Açai berry, Naturally Açai Xtra contains proprietary nutrient rich berry extracts of Blueberry, Pear Juice, Concord Grape, White Grape & Apples Juice.


AgroLabs is generously giving away (2) bottles of Acai Xtra to two of my readers. To enter, just comment on this post that you would like to try this product. If you already use it, please comment with how it works for you! I haven't tried it yet myself, but have heard good things about it.

Contest will end April 6th 11:59 pm

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Review & Giveaway ~ Summer Soles


I love wearing sandals in the summer, the only drawback ~ your feet can get sweaty. Through Mom Fuse, I found a great product that eliminates that problem. Along with many other benefits as well!

SummerSoles, a peel and stick shoe liner that not only absorbs foot moisture, preventing it from ruining the lining of the shoe, but can be used to update existing shoes and sandals with a large range of colors and prints to choose from. And with a new thong-style insert, updating and protecting any type of shoe is a snap. From the most expensive designer sandals to everyday work pumps, SummerSoles can make sure shoes are runway-ready for multiple seasons.

Summer Soles sent me three items to review for them. I was sent the Fragrant Footings Scented Insoles (jasmine scent), Limited Edition Artists print Softness of Suede (flower) and a Zebra printed liner from the Softness of Suede collection.

You can trim the insoles to fit your shoe. Trimming is very easy to do. The Summer Soles are super soft, absorbent and have some great looks to them. I can't even tell you how comfortable these are. We got lucky and had a couple really nice days in Michigan, so I could test out my summer soles on my sandals. They can be used for a variety of shoe types, but what drew me to these in the first place was for sandals!

My favorite pair is the limited edition flower print (the yellow one pictured) That is totally my style! I love the black & white shown in the photo as well, very cool.

That is another great thing about this product, not only does it make your shoe more comfortable, less sweaty, but they also give your shoe a totally new look!

I have great news ~ Summer Soles is giving away pair on my blog. To enter, just head over to Summer Soles and tell me what your favorite item is from the website.

After you complete that step, feel free to do any of the extra entries~

Extra Entries ~

  • Visit Summer Soles and read about Sweaty Feet, come back here & tell me something you learned (I Know fun entry, lol)
  • Join CoolSavings and Print Real Coupons through this link & come back & tell me
  • Follow me on twitter & tweet this giveaway.

Contest ends April 4th at 11:59pm

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Review ~ Shattered Reality by Kimberly Cheryl

I have two daughters, one of my biggest fears of them being sexually abused. Statistics show that 1 in 3 girls will be. How scary is that?

Kimberly Cheryl has wrote an amazing, touching story called Shattered Reality.

This is my story, a mother’s story, about the abuse of my daughter and my struggles to overcome. I thought I could trust my family members. I thought I knew and could trust the legal system. I was wrong. As a parent, I couldn’t find help for ME…what to expect on this journey with my daughter and her recovery. I didn’t know how much pain I would suffer as well. This is my story and my struggle toward recovery. Somehow, some way, I hope it gives you hope for your journey as well.

I found this book to be a great read, as a mother of girls. Kimberly recounts her traumatic experience and emotional journey after finding out her daughter had been sexually assaulted by her uncle. This was an uncle that was like a second parent to her immediate family. Once out in the open, she was ostracized by the uncle's family, as well as other members of the family.

Kimberly was strong though, with the support of her immediate family. She is determined to out this Uncle.

Shattered Reality is a faith based book. However it is written in such a way that you can get something out of the book. This book is great for parents, teachers, social workers, etc. Anybody that deals with children or actually has experienced Sexual Abuse. I think it is amazing of Kimberly Cheryl to get this out in the open. These children should not feel ashamed of what happened to them. It is something that needs to be discussed, to help prevent it from happenening. We need to lesson those statistics!

You can find information on Kimberly Cheryl at her website. She has written many great books. Shattered Reality is on book tour this month over at Pump up your Book Promotion.